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New Review: Ruthless Empire (Royal Elite #6) by Rina Kent

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She’s off limits. He has none.

There’s a girl.

Beautiful. Popular. Fake.

And my obsession.

My fall.

Probably my damnation.

Did that stop me? Do I care? No and no.

There’s a line between right and wrong. Moral and immoral.

And then there’s her.

I cross every limit with blood-coated fingers.

She says she hates me.

I say I hate her too as I trap her, own her.

Make her all mine.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

No one does dark romance, chemistry, and emotion quite like Rina Kent! The series is “hands down” one of my very favorites!!!!

I knew Cole was going to be a surprise, and I was right. Kent didn’t disappoint. Behind his quiet facade is a much darker boy than I imagined, but man is he irresistible and infuriating. I could see exactly why Silver hated him. He lived to torment her, but as I read their story, I realized it wasn’t for the reasons I thought it was.

Cole and Silver are pretty perfect for one another. They were always in competition with one another. If they weren’t competing for first place, they were constantly arguing or insulting one another. Yet, their story was filled with love and emotion.

Both Cole and Silver had their issues. I won’t delve too deep into them because I will not reveal any spoilers because there are plenty of twists and surprises in store for you. I will tell you Silver puts on the mask of coldness and popularity, but it is her way of having control. As she says, “It means I get to keep all my pieces together.”

Cole likes control as well, but he expresses it in a very different way. He uses it to control other people. When these two come together, it’s like a burning inferno. They have a past, and I liked that Kent included flashbacks to really help understand their complicated relationship.

As with all her other books, there is darkness, but she always gives her characters light. Her writing is beautiful, almost poetic at times. That is what makes Rina Kent so special!!!!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. 

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. 
Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.
Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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New Review: Leo (Preston Brothers #3) by Jay McLean

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LEO by Jay McLean is live!! Don’t miss the third book in the New Adult/Coming of Age Series, The Preston Brothers!!

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One single summer changed them forever, and one moment of devastating silence destroyed it all. 

Growing up with six siblings, Leo Preston has always struggled to find his voice.

While his brothers are loud, greedy, and somewhat obnoxious, Leo is forever the quiet one.

The thinker. 

The listener. 

He watches his life pass by as an outsider in his own world, absent and alone. 

Lost.

Until he finds her. 

For Leo, Mia Kovács is like a prize, a gift wrapped in passion and devotion.

And she’s his—his very own secret he doesn’t have to share. 

Together, they can overcome anything…

heartache and destruction, guilt and regret. 

Mia gives Leo everything he didn’t know he needed, 

including her fragile heart. 

The only thing she doesn’t give him… 

are secrets of her own. 

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

“I used to think of you as my sunrise, but in that moment, I realized you were the sun, the stars, the moon, the sky, the ground, and everything in between.” ~Leo~

Leo is one of my top 10 reads of 2020 and an all-time favorite read!!!!

How do you review a book that is beyond words? How do you give it the accolades it so richly deserves? I’m going to do my best, and I’m sure I will fall short!

One summer changes everything for Leo and Mia. Both have their own issues, and they find in each other, someone who sees them for who they are deep down in their souls. They are really just children entering puberty. This is just the very beginning of their journey to discovering themselves as individuals and as a couple. McLean doesn’t rush that journey; that is what makes this book so incredibly special. The book takes place over many years, and I LOVED that!!!

Leo is so completely different from his brothers. While they are loud and can be obnoxious, Leo is the quiet one, always watching and listening. There are times he doesn’t know where he fits in with his family. Mia struggles with abandonment and rejection.These things will impact their future. However, when life throws them curveballs, and boy does it throw them curveballs, they always seem to find their way back to one another.

McLean is a born storyteller. All the ingredients of romance and emotion come together perfectly. She knows how to make you cry tears of sadness and tears of absolute joy. If that wasn’t enough, she threw in some twists I was NOT expecting!!! In addition, she writes so beautifully. If you look carefully, you will see the deeper parts of her writing…the symbolism she uses to tell her readers the story of these two very special characters.

Leo and Mia’s story is one that consumed me…heart and soul! It is one of those rare, rare books that you want to take your time and devour it because the only regret you will have is when you read the very last page!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm. 

Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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New Review: Hard Fall (Trophy Boyfriends #2) by Sara Ney

Release Date: August 18

“Hard Fall”
That’s what my mom is always saying: “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” She’s talking about love—I’ve never been in it myself, but that doesn’t stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people’s love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling…

“No Thanks.”
That’s what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn’t think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn’t date players.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Hard Fall is exactly why Sara Ney is one of my all-time favorite rom-com writers! I’m so glad she gave her readers Buzz’s story! I was in love with him in Hard Pass, and I fell even harder for him in this one!!! So, this was a perfect title for this book!

Hollis and Buzz might look like a couple who would have nothing in common. Buzz appears to have no cares in the world. He seems so relaxed about everything…nothing is too serious for him. Hollis, on the other hand, is very serious. She is the daughter of his boss, and she wants nothing to do with the family business of baseball. She has made her own way in the world, and she has every intention of continuing that journey. When she meets him, everything she thought she knew about herself and relationships will change…even if she resists at every turn. She will eventually come to realize she has more in common with Buzz than she ever imagined. 

Buzz aka Trace is the BEST!!! He is a flirt, and to be honest with you, I thought he was also a player! Holy moly, I was so wrong! That was the nicest surprise of all! Women completely underestimate him. This is a guy who works on houses, is a member of his mother’s book club,and has just about the biggest heart, who truly cares about others’ happiness. In fact, he is a bit of a matchmaker. If women aren’t completely stereotyping him, they are taking advantage of him. Even Hollis makes judgments about him. The press calls him “America’s Favorite Pastime Playboy.” Hollis wants no part of that. She has had her fill of bad men in the form of her ex and her own father. However, he isn’t going to accept that…nope…not Trace. He is an optimist, and he is going to make Hollis his. We all know what he did to Noah in the first book! 

As she gets to know him more, she realizes he isn’t at all the playboy she thought he was. 

“I was expecting a sarcastic, entitled a**h****, and now that I know for a fact he’s not, I wish I didn’t. I want to go back to the place where I put him in a box, on the shelf, to sit, stereotyped and safely away from my heart.”

Whatever this is with Trace, she begins to see life and even herself differently. She realizes there really are good guys wrapped in the most unlikeliest of packages. She discovers that she can be herself in all her quirkiness with him. 

Ney always gives her readers a fantastic secondary cast of characters…Buzz was the perfect example of this! We are able to see why he is the character he is because of his family. OMG…I loved his mother!!!! Being around them, gives our stubborn Hollis a whole new idea of family…one of love and joy. 

Ney’s awesome sense of humor always shines through in every one of her books, and it is one of the very reasons I love her writing. For instance,  Trace visualizes himself as Jake Ryan and Hollis as Molly Ringwald in the closing scene of Sixteen Candles. By the way, one of my favorite movies of all time, so I LOVED that! However, my absolute favorite is this one….a nod to Silence of the Lambs….

“I have her, I know it–and I plan to keep her, and not in an ‘I’m going to make a lamp out of your skin’ kind of way.” 

OMG, that one had me rolling!!!! If you like a writer who can make you forget about real life for a while, by giving you a book to make you laugh and swoon, that is sweet and spicy, along with great characters, you can never go wrong with Sara Ney!!!!!

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New Review: The Enemy (Haven Grace #4) Prep #by Kelsey Clayton

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Kensington Bradwell doesn’t get told no often.

Not when he built an empire from the ground up.

Not when he became the most powerful man in North Haven.

And definitely not when he met my mother.

A picture-perfect relationship,

a happy family,

and twenty years of marriage—

all thrown away for a man with no morals.

Tearing him down won’t be easy,

but I won’t stop until his empire is in flames.

For my sister. For my father. For me.

I need to find a way to break him.

Lucky for me, the answer just fell into my lap.

Daddy’s little princess may be innocent in all of this,

but Lennon’s about to get caught in the crossfire of revenge.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

 

Kelsey Clayton has done it yet again!!!! This is another winning read for me!!!!

 

I finally got Lennon’s story. I just love this girl. She is passionate, loyal, sweet, and smart. She will have to call on all of her strengths when she meets Cade. They have one chance encounter that sets up perfectly how their road to happiness will be…angst, anger, passion, and finally love! These two are like oil and water. Not only that, Cade’s mother is her father’s new girlfriend. If her father’s new relationship status isn’t surprise enough, just wait until she discovers that Cade, his sister, and their mother are all moving in with them. Yes. things are changing for Lennon!

 

“His last name may be Knight, but he’s far from dressed in shining armor and he’s definitely not her to save me.” ~Lennon~

 

Lennon learns right from the start that she and Cade will not ever be friends. He’s rude and insulting, making judgments about her just because of her father’s wealth. Because of his attitude, she assumes some things about him that might not necessarily be true. It is going to take a lot of time and energy for them to get past these first assumptions. So, yes, this book is full of back and forth and hot and cold, but oh does Clayton make it sooooo good!!!!

 

Cade is out for revenge, and he doesn’t care how he gets it, but Lennon has put an obstacle in his path, without even really knowing it. Cade knows he shouldn’t want her, but he can’t seem to help himself. Something keeps pulling him towards her like a magnet, and there isn’t anything he can do to stop it. Oh yes, he does try to! At every turn, he runs hot and cold with her. He either seems to be kissing her or insulting her, taking away any chance he may have with her. 

 

“She’s nothing but a stuck-up, spoiled trust fund brat with a serious attitude problem. She just also happens to be the one to set my soul on fire.” ~Cade~

 

Lennon is always mad at him, and who could blame her. Like Cade, she knows better than to get involved with him, again, like Cade, she can’t seem to stay away. She is drawn to him, and she wants him to only see her. 

 

You stand here, up in your ivory tower, untouchable to everyone–but not me. No. Mark my words. One day, I’ll claim your mind, your body, your innocence. One day you’re going to be mine.” ~Cade~

 

The chemistry and romance aren’t the only elements that make Clayton’s books so amazing. It’s just the way she tells a story! With every book, I have seen the same characters. With each book, she shows them in a different perspective. For example, Lennon has always been one of my favorite secondary characters. I knew she was sweet and could be sassy. However, when it was time to tell her own story, I got to see her in an entirely different light. I LOVE THAT! That is what Clayton does with each and every character. I discover I like a someone who plays a secondary role, and I can’t wait for them to get their own book. With that said, Kelsey, I’m crossing my fingers that Colby wants to tell us his story too!!!! 

 




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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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Fallen (Frenemy #3) by Kate Benson Release Blitz & Review

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Fallen (Frenemy #3) 

By Kate Benson

About the Book:

College graduation wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.
Along with my art degree, I received a positive pregnancy test.

The father just happens to be my brother’s best friend, any my nemesis-turned-boyfriend.
It’s complicated.

Now, we’re living together, in a new city, with new jobs and my hormones are raging like a crazed banshee. What else could go wrong?

I hear Mexico is beautiful this time of year.

If this had happened a year ago, we’d both be running for the hills. It’s too late for that now, though.
We’ve already fallen.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

This last book in the whirlwind that is Evie and Dash was well worth the wait!!! These two never cease to amaze me, make me laugh, and in this book bring some tears to my eyes!

As the synopsis says, Evie’s college graduation was nothing like she expected. Having a positive pregnancy test was not at all what she saw coming! Her relationship with Dash is complicated and complex. They have their own brand of crazy that has worked for them so far, but bringing a child into the picture will definitely test their love and patience with one another.

This pregnancy from the beginning until the very end is vintage Evie and Dash, lots of craziness and laughter. However, there are some other serious and emotional moments. They both are still who they are at their core, but they both also grow so much throughout this book. They are forced to face their own insecurities and become grown ups, and what amazing grown ups they become, although that journey is full of twists and turns.

Can I just say that I loved how Benson brought some of my favorite characters from her other books into this one…ladies, think Dr. Tommy, Drake, and Chase!!!! Ahhh…that was a genius move!!!!!!

I know I have written the same thing in my previous reviews of Kate Benson’s books, but she is one of those rare writers that really listens and loves her characters. They are not only a part of her books, but I think they are also a very important part of her soul as well. That magic always translates into everything she writes. That is the very reason she will ALWAYS be one of my all-time favorite writers!!!!




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Meet the Author:

Kate Benson

 

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

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New Review: Redemption: The Complete Series

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Redemption: The Complete Series

By Kate Benson

About the Book: 

Kate Benson’s six sinfully steamy stories of The Vault Series are finally available for the first time in one complete set!

After a humiliating breakup, Isabella Baxter’s personal life had taken one hell of a hit.

She took time to lick her wounds, knowing the last thing she needed was another complication. Focusing on her career seemed like a flawless plan, she’d just need to stay off new CEO, Adam Avery’s, radar.
Once they met, there was nowhere else she’d rather be.

Adam Avery was been his father’s best kept dirty secret for more than three decades.

When his uncle appointed him as the unlikely successor to Avery Finance, the media went into a frenzy. For an admitted recluse, it was definitely a challenge. Luckily for Adam, he’d never shied away from those before. He knew he just needed to stay focused, in control, and avoid distractions.

Unfortunately, Isabella Baxter was the one distraction he couldn’t resist.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Finally, we have Bella and Adam’s story in one volume!!!! It’s the perfect combination of steam and romance!!!!

Bella’s personal life isn’t what she thought it would be….she has had a horrible breakup and certainly isn’t looking for another relationship. But, she hasn’t met Adam Avery yet!!!!

Adam isn’t looking for a relationship either, but he hasn’t met Avery yet. All their carefully laid plans are about to come crashing down.

Both try to fight their feelings, but they can’t. When they do give in, WOW, the fireworks! While the book is steamy, Benson never skimps on the emotions! I loved watching their walls come down and learning to trust each other. There are lots of roadblocks to their HEA, but I certainly enjoyed watching them fall for one another.

If you like steamy reads with lots of emotion and swoonworthy moments, you can’t beat this sexy series!!!!




 

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Meet the Author:

Kate Benson

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

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New Review: Engagement & Espionage (Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1) by Penny Reid

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Engagement and Espionage, an all-new fun and witty cozy mystery featuring The Winston Brother fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

 

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Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged!

But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear.

Sabotage!

Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked?

‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I was already a huge fan of Jenn and Cletus, and this book made me love them even more!!!!

This book is best understood after reading Book 3 in the series, Beard Science. I loved catching up with all the characters in Green Valley. Jenn and Cletus should be enjoying their time together, but it seems like one thing or another is keeping them apart, and not just her mother this time. It is a busy time of year, and now the couple find themselves embroiled in a mystery. It seems like weird things are happening in town, and it starts with the death of 61 chickens. Someone is sabotaging people in town, and Jenn and Cletus are determined to find the guilty party.

One of my favorite parts of the book was seeing Jenn really come into her own. She is learning to become her own person, and it was great seeing her relationship with her mother change….even Cletus’s relationship with her mother changes. The mysteries seem to have a silver lining in that sense. The two still share their electric chemistry. It was wonderful catching up with them after their HEA. 

Reid has again put herself in her own genre. It’s part mystery and part romance with lots of spice added in. I am so excited for this series, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!!!!




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Penny Reid is the
New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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New Review: Vicious Prince (Royal Elite Book 5)

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Vicious Prince is LIVE!! The notorious player meets his match in a petite girl with a smart mouth. And now, he has to marry her. This dark new adult, enemies to lovers romance is hot and gritty. Not only will it test your limits but it will toy with your emotions! #One-click today!

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2020

All-Time Favorite Read

Oh my gosh!!!! This is the best book of the series so far!!!! 

So, Ronan seems like he has it all. That is what I thought as I read the earlier books in the series. He is loved by all and loves to be surrounded by others! Boy, Rina Kent sure had me fooled. Never did I even dream what was going on behind that sexy and happy facade he presented to others. With his arranged marriage to Teal, all that pretense starts to fall away. As the title suggests, he can be a “vicious prince.” Teal seems to bring that out in him when she refuses to go back on the marriage contract! What begins as a sensuous and emotional game of cat and mouse becomes so much more!! I wasn’t sure who would be the winner…Ronan or Teal. 

Kent really threw me for a loop with this one. My heart broke…I cried. I was angry. Not only were my emotions raw, but she somehow weaved in a mystery I wasn’t expecting! Ahhh…it was so good! I have loved all her characters, and it’s because of their flaws that they are so dear to me. Ronan and Teal are my favorite so far. They are so complicated and complex. 

From the beginning, Teal makes it well-known that she has ulterior motives for agreeing to marry Ronan. They are from two completely different worlds. He was born into wealth and privilege. She was lucky to be rescued and brought into that world yet she never can forget her traumatic origins. She never cared about fitting in.

“When girls did everything to fit in, she just followed what she liked. She never once laughed or smiled because it was expected.”

“If Marquis de Sade and Snow White had an offspring, it’d be her.” 

To say Teal has suffered would be the understatement of the decade. She has learned to just go through the motions of life without having any emotions. This is where the magic that is Ronan comes in. He is the lightness to her darkness. He makes her feel things which is both good and bad for her. He could be the prince she never saw coming. 

While Ronan thinks he and Teal have nothing in common, he comes to realize they actually have more in common than he ever imagined. They just deal with their traumas in completely different ways. Teal has tried to be invisible and Ronan has surrounded himself with others. 

“It’s a commitment I made to myself when I decided to never be alone. Not for one second. Not even for a blink.”

This is one of those books I devour, but I have to stop and let it seep into my soul before I can ever sit down and write a review. The chemistry between them was electric, but it was all their own…just like their road to love was! It was the right one for Teal and Ronan. Rina Kent continues to amaze me. She can take something so dark and make it into something so beautiful. I think Teal not only accurately describes who Ronan is, but she accurately describes Rina’s Kent’s writing:

“You’re the light despite the darkness. You’re the hope despite the black dots. You’re strong despite the weakness.” 

Kent gives her readers light in the darkness, she gives hope despite the circumstances, and she gives her characters’ strengths in spite of weakness. This is why she has become one of my favorite writers in such a short span of time!!!!




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He’s prince charming. Just not hers.

I have a secret.

I stole a heart, or rather a marriage contract.

It wasn’t mine to own, to look at or to even consider.

But it was there for the taking so I took it.

Huge mistake.

Ronan Astor is a nobility in this world.

Arrogant player.

Heartless bastard.

Vicious prince.

Now, he’s out to destroy me.

What he doesn’t know is that I’m out to destroy him too.

My name is Teal Van Doren, and I’m where princes go to die.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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New Review: Fortuity (The Transcend Series Book 3) by Jewel E. Ann

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Fortuity, an all-new inspirational and moving standalone contemporary romance from
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

 

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Forty-something Gracelyn Glock is living the dream.
No husband.
No retirement plan.
And since her self-imposed man-ban—no need to shave above her knees.

After a tragic accident, Gracelyn inherits her ten-year-old nephew. She signs a lease on a San Diego beach house and learns their neighbors for the summer are a sexy anatomy professor and his young daughter.

Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last decade being a single dad . . . and not having sex.

So when he discovers Gracelyn has a peculiar outdoor stripping ritual, a million inappropriate thoughts fill his responsible mind.

When kisses are stolen, man-bans are broken, and summer comes to an end, will hearts stay in one piece and hope stay alive? Or will saying goodbye destroy everything?




Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

LOVED IT!! This book had everything I needed right now – humor, sweetness and sexiness all rolled into one.
Gracelyn has struck out 3 times at love and at 41 years old, she has decided she is done with men for good. After a tragedy, she finds herself guardian to her 10-year-old nephew, Gabe, and lets that be her sole focus in life. She isn’t sure how to be a parent but she can be his friend and try to help guide him in the right direction.
Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last 8 years traveling around the world with his 10-year-old daughter, Morgan, and is spending the summer at a beach house in San Diego before returning home to Wisconsin for good. He’s used to living a celibate life, focused solely on being a single parent. He never expects his life to be upended when Gracelyn and her nephew move in next door.
Sparks fly almost immediately between Gracelyn and Nathaniel but they are both determined to not act on it. However, since Morgan and Gabe have become best friends, it becomes too difficult to ignore the chemistry between them. What starts as a no-strings fling, quickly grows to something more but how will it work when Nathaniel and Morgan’s life awaits them in Wisconsin and Gracelyn and Gabe are staying in San Diego?
I loved this story!! Just as every other book of Jewel E. Ann’s, I was drawn in from the start and could not put this book down. The characters in this story are fantastic, even the 10-year-olds. I was so excited for Nathaniel to get his own story and this one did not disappoint in any way!! Even though this is book 3 in the Transcend series, it can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book and all of Jewel E. Ann’s other books as well!!



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“What took you two so long? Don’t worry, we saved you some cake.” Mr. Hans smiles from his recliner with Hunter on the sofa, her thumbs dancing along her phone screen. Gabe will get along well with her.

“Cake, Morgan?”

My steps falter when I hear Nate’s voice from the kitchen.

Mr. Hans winks at me. “I invited Nate for cake too.”

I nod slowly. “I see. Whose birthday is it?”

“Life is a celebration. Cake needs no excuse.”

So much for having some time to digest what Nate said to me and my flirty reaction to his kiss comment. I put on a neutral face and drag my timid ass into the kitchen.

“Cake, Gracelyn?” Nate glances up from the counter, a knife in one hand and a plate in his other hand.

“Mmm … yes, Gracelyn. You want cake.” Morgan rolls her eyes back in her head as she slowly chews a bite, standing next to Nate.

How am I supposed to look at him when I saw him barely an hour ago and he said he wanted to kiss me, and I returned the desire without the actual kiss? I guess we’re going to be two people who want to kiss but know that it will never happen.

“Thank you.” I take the cake, giving Nate a two-second glance. It’s all I can give him without completely self-combusting into a pile of ashes.

“Mr. Hans … this is so good.” Morgan traipses out of the kitchen.

“It is good. I haven’t had cake in a long time.” I slowly lick the frosting from the fork.

Nate glances at the floor, eyes narrowed, and hunches down. After a few seconds, I move around to his side of the island.

“Did you drop something?”

Hunched like a baseball catcher, gaze still to the floor, he crooks a finger at me.

I set my plate on the counter. “Did you lose a contact lens?” I squat next to him behind the counter.

He lifts his gaze to meet my squinted eyes. The corner of his mouth bends just as his hand slides behind my head and his lips press to mine.

What the hell?

My lungs freeze while my heart pauses and my mind explodes. There’s no tongue to this kiss, just hungry lips. It knocks me off balance, and I fall to my knees, resting my hands on his shoulders.

Nate pulls back half an inch, letting his lips hover next to mine, the warmth of his breath covering my stunned mouth. “I’m not even sorry.” He shrugs.

My mouth opens as if it wants to speak, but I have no idea what to say.

“Dad …”

Nate bolts up, leaving me on my knees. “Yes?”

“Can Hunter use—” Morgan’s eyes narrow at me, my head barely peeking over the counter. “Gracelyn, what are you doing?”

“I’m …” I give her a tight smile.

Nate says, “Picking up a few crumbs.”

At the same time, I say, “Tying your dad’s shoe.”

His explanation is much better.

Morgan laughs. “Um … okay. You’re both acting weird.”

I climb to my feet.

“Can Hunter use what?” Nate asks.

“Your bike so we can go for a bike ride.”

“Are you going to stay around here?”

Morgan nods. “Pinky swear. We won’t go too far.”

“I’ll need to put the seat down for her.”

“Yes! Thanks, Dad. I’ll go tell her.” Morgan runs out of the kitchen.

Nate covers the cake with plastic wrap and nods to my plate with the half-eaten piece of cake. “Are you going to finish that?”

Cake. He wants to talk about the cake?

My head inches side to side.

“Too good to let it go to waste.” He picks up the plate and finishes my cake.

YOU KISSED ME!

“By the way …” His gaze remains on the plate as he scoops up the last bite. “Morgan knows I know how to tie my own shoes.”

 

About Jewel
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Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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New Review: Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1) by Anna B. Doe

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Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1)

by Anna B. Doe

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The past tore them apart.

After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.

Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.

The present brings them together.

Their paths were never supposed to cross, but when they do, all those old demons and feelings come rushing back. Hayden thinks he knows all about Callie’s life before Blairwood and he’s not ready to let go of the past, much less forgive her for what she has done three years ago.

One thing’s for sure… it’s going to take more than a kiss to conquer their broken past.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Anna B. Doe has crafted a beautiful, emotional read with Kiss to Conquer. I was mesmerized from the very first pages! 

Callie and Hayden knew each other back in high school, but the past tore them apart before they really ever had a chance to begin anything. It ended with Callie having major regrets and Hayden hating the girl who once held his heart. 

Fast forward years later, and these two will meet again. As you can imagine, it isn’t something either expected or even want. When old feelings emerge, things get even more complicated. 

Callie has come to Blairwood University hoping to begin her life again after she was involved in a devastating accident that took everything she held dear away. She is nothing like the girl Hayden knew, not by a long shot. Loss changed her in ways he could never imagine. To be fair to him, she wasn’t the most likeable person in high school as I saw in the flashbacks to their teen years. She was pretty self-centered, selfish, and cared about the trivial things in life…popularity. I like her much better now. 

Hayden has changed as well. It was almost like they switched personalities in a sense. He is now the most popular person on campus, and she shuns all attention. Although, Hayden wasn’t as self-centered as Callie was. Much of Hayden’s attitude is because of his painful past. I could definitely understand his dislike for Callie. Because of his good heart, he is able to forgive her for her past mistakes. 

Callie doesn’t believe she deserves a good life. She can’t seem to forgive herself for her past. With Hayden back in her life, she thinks happiness might just be a possibility. 

“But over time I accepted my destiny. Accepted the life I was forced to live without people I loved the most in it. But  I never started to dream again. Until now. Hayden…he makes me want to dream again. He makes me want to have a different future. Believe I can actually deserve it.”

Both Callie and Hendrix deserve all the happiness in the world, but it will NOT be easy. It seems life just keeps throwing them curveballs. They will have to fight for their HEA, and it will take both of them to do it!!! 

This is such a beautiful, emotional romance with some twists. Through this couple, Doe showed her readers that the past doesn’t have to define you.  I couldn’t help falling in love with Hendrix and Callie!!!! 




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Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.

When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood.

 

She is currently working on various projects. Some more secret than others.

 

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