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    Welcome to my outlet where I rant and rave all about romance novels. These reviews are for myself, but I invite you to take what you like and leave the rest.

    My name is Alicia, and I love reading mainly romance novels on my kindle and occasionally will read other genres. You can read more about me here
  • The Broken One

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    A good read, my only reason for giving it 3 stars is there was a good bit of info-dumping, instead of actions. The teams sat around and discussed a lot.

    Publisher’s Blurb

    Fake marry her brother’s best friend to catch a killer . . . sure, what could go wrong?

    Growing up on a ranch with four older brothers, Ella Mae Hawkins is no stranger to rugged and tough men. But her heart has always belonged to the one man she can’t have.

    After a secret romantic weekend three years ago with him leaves her broken-hearted, Ella Mae accepts an opportunity to go to Paris and pursue her fashion dreams. It’s supposed to be her chance to get away and start over. Instead, she’s going there with the same stubborn man who claimed he was too dangerous for her—as his fake wife.

    Jesse McAdams, a former Army Ranger, has spent half his life away from his small hometown, but one thing has always remained true: one woman owns his heart. The problem? She can never know how he really feels.

    But after their hot weekend in New York, it’s been harder than ever to resist the sassy, headstrong Ella Mae. Especially when they can’t share a room without arguing, which often leads to desire.

    Joining the team at Falcon Falls Security was supposed to bring the redemption he needs so he can finally be the man Ella Mae deserves. Instead, the fabric of lies he’s woven over time quickly unravels, exposing his secrets, and places a target on the heads of everyone he cares about.

    Despite her shock over his past, Ella Mae finds herself falling for her brother’s best friend all over again. But this time, the stakes are higher. This time she’s in danger. And the man who put her there is now her husband.

    Can Jesse protect her and piece Ella’s heart back together . . . or will he shatter it for good?

    From Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Brittney Sahin, comes a thrilling new standalone romance military novel with no cliffhanger and a happily-ever-after.

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    • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09R11BTC2
    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ EmKo Media (January 22, 2022)
    • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 22, 2022
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
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    Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing–never stopped imagining.
    It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again.
    In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories (The Safe Bet). When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys, and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.
    Wall Street Journal Bestseller
    Top 5 Amazon Bestselling Author
    Owner and CEO of Emko Media, LLC.
    Founding author of Bingebooks.com

  • Damaged, Triple Canopy Book 1

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Reading Riley Edwards is like being a part of a big family, from characters that started with the 707 and Next Generation series. Damaged, begins a new series about Triple Canopy Security. The main character is Hadley Walker, Jasper and Emily Walker’s older twin daughter. You can read Jasper’s story, Freeing Jasper as he is one of the original members of Triple Canopy. This is an easy short read, not very suspenseful but if you love the family you’ll want to know how Hadley gets her man.

    Publisher’s Blurb

    She promised her love would set him free. He promised he’d break her. They were both right.

    Brady Hewitt was all too familiar with the horrors of war. They clung to him, or maybe he clung to them, using the nightmares as an excuse to keep others at bay—especially his boss’s daughter, Hadley Walker. Beautiful, sexy, ambitious, and forbidden. Not just because the former Special Forces soldier respected her father and liked his job. She was too good for him—all sunshine and smiles while he was darkness and filth.

    Hadley Walker knew all about love—how it felt, its power, and its ability to heal. Her parents taught her first, then her uncles, cousins, and siblings. Her family taught her something else—never quit, never retreat, and never turn your back on those you love. Hadley’s mission was simple—convince the man she’d fallen in love with to take a chance. But winning the battle wouldn’t be simple. Brady Hewitt was as stubborn as he was traumatized, clutching to his demons and refusing to let them go. Though Hadley’s persistence gave her a tactical advantage—the more she pushed, the more he wanted to believe.

    Just as Hadley’s winning the war, with Brady teetering on the edge of all the beauty they could share, disaster strikes. Ugliness wraps itself around Brady’s heart and he shuts down. Leaving Hadley with one last question: who was right—her or Brady?

    Does love conquer all, or are there some nightmares that never let go?

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    • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B087CBS86Z
    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rebels Romance (August 25, 2020)
    • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 25, 2020
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
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  • The Book I’m Thankful for this Year!

  • Outlander, Books 1-8

    An uncompleted 10 book series

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    Summer Reading

    Hello to all! I’ve been remiss in my blogging but I have a good excuse. This summer I decided to finish reading the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. A lengthy eight books with a ninth book being released in November 2021! Also, after I read each book I’m watching the series which is now available on Netflix and Starz. I love this first book so much. I don’t know how long it took Gabaldon to write these books because she puts so much into them and each one is epic. I’m curious to see how it all pans out. 

    I’m so engrossed in everything Scotland and I love Claire and Jamie. Please note, this series has a lot of triggers and my only criticism is that they should be duly noted. The books and the TV series are both very graphic.

    All the books are lengthy running around 800-1000 pages and rich in historical and scenic details. Also, Gabaldon has several spin-offs and companion books about the series creating an enormous epic read.

    I will probably read more pages and words this year than ever before given the girth of these novels, however, Goodreads tracks number of books read so I may not make my yearly goal of 100 books. Drats!

    I will update this page after each book and TV season has been watched.

    Note: I found a great fandom site: https://outlander.fandom.com/wiki/Outlander_(novel)#Plot

    Book 1, Outlander, Publisher’s Blurb:


    Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord 1743.

    Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

    This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
    • An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series 
    • An interview with Diana Gabaldon 
    • An Outlander reader’s guide
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    Title: Outlander ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC2L1O
    Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dell; 1st edition (October 26, 2004)
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
    File size : ‎ 4956 KB
    X-Ray : ‎ Enabled
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    Print length ‏ : ‎ 642 pages
    Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled Best Sellers Rank:  #56 in Time Travel Romance; #83 in Historical Scottish Fiction Literary Awards : RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Romance of 1991 & nominee for Best First Book & nominee for Single Title Historical Romance (1992)Puddly Award for Romance (2001) Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars   
    Read my Goodreads Review of Book # 1
    Season 1, now on Netflix

    Book 2, Dragonfly in Amber, Plot Summary:


    In 1968, Claire Randall brings her daughter Brianna to Scotland on holiday, and introduces her to the young historian Roger Wakefield, for whom Claire has a few research requests concerning the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Roger’s curiosity grows as he begins to sense that Claire is hiding something from him and from her daughter, until finally she begins to tell her extraordinary story of finding herself transported two hundred years into the past. Claire recounts the time she spent with Jamie Fraser, the Scottish Highlander she married and fell in love with, their intrigues in Paris and Prince Charles‘ inner circle during the Rising, and their struggle to alter the disastrous course of history in Scotland.
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    Title: Dragonfly in Amber
    Series: Outlander #2 ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC2L28
    Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dell; Anniversary edition (October 26, 2004)
    Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 8th 2016 by Bantam (first published July 1st 1992)
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
    File size ‏ : ‎ 4863 KB
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    Best Sellers Rank:
    #10 in Time Travel Romance, #14 in Historical Scottish Fiction, #21 in Time Travel Romances Literary Awards: RITA Award by Romance Writers of America Nominee for Best Romance of the Year & Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance (1993)
    Read my Goodreads review of Book #2
    Season 2, now on Netflix

    Book 3, Voyager, Plot Summary:


    The year is 1968, and Claire has just discovered, with the help of Roger Wakefield, that her husband Jamie Fraser may not have died at the Battle of Culloden, an assumption she has held for twenty years. As Claire, her daughter Brianna, and Roger track Jamie through the historical record, Claire is torn between her duty as a mother and her desire to return to Jamie. For his part, Jamie finds himself not well pleased that the British refused to kill him after the failed Rising, and must instead find his own way forward, his wife gone and his country devastated by war and famine. After twenty years apart, Claire casts herself through the mysterious stone circle once more and travels back to the 18th century to find Jamie, unsure of exactly what or who she will find when she does.
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    Published August 15th 2017 by Bantam (first published December 1st 1993) Title: Voyager Series Outlander #3 ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC2L1E
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
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    Best Sellers Rank: #15 in Time Travel Romance, #18 in Historical Scottish Fiction, #26 in Time Travel Romances

    Season 3, now on Netflix
    Read my review of Voyager on Goodreads

    Book 4, Drums of Autumn, Plot Summary:


    Claire Fraser, reunited with her husband Jamie, face a new life in the American colonies after being shipwrecked on the Georgia coastline. Meanwhile Brianna Randall, safely ensconced in the 20th century and now essentially orphaned by her mother’s departure to the past, struggles to accept her loss and satisfy her curiosity about a father she has never met, only to discover a tragic piece of “history” that threatens her parents’ happiness in the 18th century. This discovery sends Brianna back through time on a mission to save her parents, and Roger Wakefield, the young Oxford historian captivated both by Claire’s impossible story and Brianna’s engaging presence, feels compelled to go after her through the stones.
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    Season 4, now on Netflix
    Published: October 26th 2004 by Dell (first published December 30th 1996) Title: Drums of Autumn Series: Outlander #4, ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC2L1Y
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
    File size ‏ : ‎ 5058 KB
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    Print length ‏ : ‎ 1088 pages
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    Best Sellers Rank: #17 in Time Travel Romance, #25 in Historical Scottish Fiction, #27 in Historical Fantasy Fiction Literary Awards: All About Romance (AAR) Annual Reader Poll for Favorite “Other” Romance & Honorable Mention for Favorite Couple (1998)
    Read my review of Drums of Autumn on Goodreads

    Book 5, The Fiery Cross, Plot Summary:

    1771: the Colony of North Carolina stands in an uneasy balance, with the rich, colonial aristocracy on one side and the struggling pioneers of the backcountry on the other.

    Between them stands Jamie Fraser, a man of honour, a man of worth. Exiled from his beloved Scotland, he is at last possessed of the land he has longed for. By his side his extraordinary wife, Claire, a woman out of time and out of place, blessed with the uneasy gift of the knowledge of what is to come.

    In the past, that knowledge has brought both danger and deliverance to Jamie and Claire. Now it could be a flickering torch that will light their way through the perilous years ahead – or might ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
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    Published: August 30th 2005 by Dell (first published November 6th 2001)
    Title: The Fiery Cross
    Language
    : English
    Series: Outlander #5
    ASIN: B000FBFMB6
    Language: English
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    Best Sellers Rank (Kindle Store): #22 in Time Travel Romance, #33 in Time Travel Romances, #38 in Historical Scottish Fiction
    Outlander Season 5 on STARZ
    Read my review of The Fiery Cross on Goodreads

    Book 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Plot Summary:

    The book follows 20th-century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th-century husband, Jamie Fraser, as they face the politics and turmoil of the forthcoming American Revolution. The preceding novel, The Fiery Cross, concluded with political unrest in the colonies beginning to boil over while the Frasers try to live peacefully on their isolated homestead. Claire’s skill as a healer on Fraser’s Ridge brings suspicions of witchcraft and murder upon her, while Jamie faces conflicting loyalties – one to the oath he swore to the British crown after the Jacobite Rising, and one to his hope for the American independence his daughter Brianna and son-in-law Roger have assured him of.
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    Published: August 29th 2006 by Delta (first published September 27th 2005)
    Title: A Breath of Snow and Ashes
    Language: English
    Series: Outlander #6
    ASIN: B000FCKEF4
    File size: 643 KB
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    Print length: 992 pages
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    Best Sellers Rank (Kindle Store): #18 in Time Travel Romance, #26 in Historical Scottish Fiction, #29 in Time Travel Romances
    Literary Awards: All About Romance (AAR) Annual Reader Poll for Most-Hanky Read (tie) & Best American Historical/Frontier Romance (2006)The Quill Award for Science fiction/fantasy/horror
    All About Romance (AAR) Annual Reader Poll for Most-Hanky Read (tie) & Best American Historical/Frontier Romance (2006)
    The Quill Award for Science fiction/fantasy/horror (2006)Corine Internationaler Buchpreis for Weltbild Leserpreis (2006)
    Read my review of A Breath of Snow and Ashes on Goodreads

    Book 7, An Echo in the Bone Plot Summary:

    Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun.

    Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it.

    Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

    With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.
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    Kindle Edition: 849 pages
    Published: September 22nd 2009 by Delacorte Press
    Title: An Echo in the Bone
    ASIN: B002L6HE46
    Language: English
    Series: Outlander #7
    Literary Awards: DABWAHA Romance Tournament for Best Novel with Romantic Elements/Crossover (2010)Goodreads Choice Award for Romance (2009)
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    Book 8, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Plot Summary:

    1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire Randall, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.
     
    The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.

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    Kindle Edition, 842 pages
    Published June 10th 2014 by Delacorte Press
    Title Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
    ASIN B00C8S9W0G
    Language English
    Series Outlander #8
    Literary Awards Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award (RT Award) for Historical Fiction (2014), Goodreads Choice Award for Romance (2014)

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    Best Sellers Rank in Kindle Store

    Read my review of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood on Goodreads

    Book 9 is set to release November of 2021!

    For More Info see Diana’s Bio

  • Corrupt

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Please note that this book is not for everyone. It is dark, twisted, had tons of trigger warnings, and is erotic. This book’s “revenge” theme was problematic, but I was addicted and couldn’t stop reading it. 

    Corrupt is New Adult, erotic 18+ read. The sex scenes are a 10/10. Also, there is some diversity in the novel, which I find more and more authors including in their works, so Kudos for the bisexual female side character. 

    Overall a purely (no pun intended) erotic romance with a bit of mystery and suspense. If you enjoy this genre, then this is a must-read. 

    Publisher’s Blurb

    Erika

    I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

    His name is Michael Crist.

    My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

    But I noticed him.

    I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

    Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

    Because he’s finally noticed me.

    Michael

    Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

    My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

    Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

    In my city.

    Unprotected.

    The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

    We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

    ***Corrupt can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

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    Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 13, 2015)
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
    Paperback ‏ : ‎ 516 pages
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1518783872
    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1518783876
    Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.43 pounds

    Pen Douglas
    Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, Birthday Girl, and Credence. Please look for Tryst Six Venom, available now, and Motel, as well as the Hell-bent series, coming next!

  • Phoenix Rising

    Best thing about this series is the cover and how they made it look like a cover of a magazine. Good read but not great. Felt the male lead was too risqué for my taste. He technically didn’t cheat but…

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Phoenix Rising: Issue #1, (Pretty Boy Rock #1)

    by S.R. Watson (Goodreads Author), Ryan Stacks (Goodreads Author)

    Publisher’s Blurb:

    Phoenix’s bandmate has one rule: his sister is off limits. But Phoenix has never been very good about following the rules.

    After a lifetime of being used, Phoenix’s walls are up, and there’s only one thing he wants: a woman to fully submit to him. Which turns out isn’t so hard to find as a rock star. In fact, he has never met a woman he couldn’t conquer, until he meets Harlow…

    Harlow is Phoenix’s bandmate’s sister, and completely off limits to the band. But as far as Harlow is concerned, she’s off limits to all men after what happened.

    Yet despite the secrets they both keep, Phoenix is drawn to Harlow like a moth to the flame. She doesn’t like what he stands for, but he’s turned on by the rebellion and determined to bring down her walls.

    There’s only one thing he didn’t see coming …

    That she would bring down his.

    Phoenix Rising: Issue #1 puts a rock star twist on novels like Fifty Shades of Grey and The Steel Brothers Saga!

    One click to see why readers are saying this rock star romance is making their bodies thrum and their hearts sing.

    Author Note: The series begins as a remake of the SIN trilogy, but evolves to include new rock stars, new challenges, and new rock tours to keep you intrigued and captivated. Get ready to meet the bad boys of Pretty Boy Rock and the heroines that they simply can’t resist!

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    • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08HXPPLRH
    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Watson & Stacks, LLC (October 15, 2020)
    • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 15, 2020
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
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  • Cruel Paradise

    Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

    An enjoyable read, but the first book was so much better. Cruel Paradise had some hilarious banter and steamy scenes, but that’s about it. Killian Black was a charismatic, sexy, powerful alpha male, and Juliet was plain. I didn’t feel too much for the character, not enough back story. 

    The epilogue, a big MEH. The whole book seemed rushed as if the author just rinse and repeat from the first book.

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    Publisher’s Blurb

    Anti-hero (noun):
    1) A powerful and charismatic man lacking moral character
    2) A magnificent bastard
    3) Killian Black

    You don’t know me.
    You think you do, but you don’t.
    The only thing you know is my name, and even that’s a lie.

    I’m king of Boston, lord of criminals, ruler of an underworld empire. Or am I?

    Only one thing’s for sure: I operate alone.

    Until I cross paths with a brazen little thief who sets my whole kingdom on fire.

    Just as two wrongs don’t make a right, two villains don’t belong together. Especially since she’s the daughter of my most deadly enemy.

    Taking her would start a war.
    Keeping her would be suicide.
    Making her mine would break every code of honor and defy all common sense.

    Then again, where’s the fun in following the rules?

  • Beautifully Cruel

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    BOOK REVIEW: BEAUTIFULLY CRUEL

    Just finished it, it pulled me in from the get-go, and I couldn’t put it down. Beautifully Cruel is an intense, very sexy read with delicious banter and chemistry. Oh, and this duet does NOT end in a cliffhanger, which I find so refreshing. JT Geissinger is a new-to-me author but is now one of my go-to authors. Her writing is witty, her sex scenes are HOT, and the story consistently keeps steady throughout, along with a constant state of tension with Tru and Liam’s sizzling chemistry. Their dark humor keeps this mafia romance from being too dark, and the twist at the end was fantastic and unexpected. Wow!

    Publisher’s Blurb

    The international best-selling series with more than one million copies sold

    King (noun):
    1) Having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy
    2) The most powerful man in a group
    3) Liam Black

    He was a stranger to me, a dark and dangerous presence who materialized from the shadows one rainy night to save me from a vicious attack. I didn’t know his name or where he was from. All I knew was that the only place I’d ever felt safe was in his arms.

    But safety is an illusion.
    And not every savior is a hero.
    And—as I’d soon find out—having a king save your life comes with a price.

    Liam Black wanted something from me in return.

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    • ASIN : B07ZFZZ2GQ
    • Publisher : J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (May 15, 2020)
    • Publication date : May 15, 2020
    • Language : English
    • File size : 3625 KB
    • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
    • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
    • X-Ray : Enabled
    • Word Wise : Enabled
    • Print length : 336 pages
    • Page numbers source ISBN : 1733824367
    • Lending : Enabled
    J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-six novels. Ranging from funny, feisty RomComs to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over four million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages.
    She is a three-time nominee in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book and the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy.
    She’s a California native currently living in Nevada with her husband and rescue kitty, Zoe. Find her online at http://www.jtgeissinger.com
  • The Virgin Rule Book

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Book Review: The Virgin Rule Book, (Rules of Love #1)

    Hmm, usually, I love Lauren Blakely’s work, The Virgin Rule Book was a predictable but still a decent read. Well-written friends with benefits trope with steamy scenes and a HEA. Not much angst between the couple other than they get in their own way while on their journey to coupledom. Typical Blakely style, fun, and quick read. The best part of the book is that Crosby and Nadia have been friends since childhood – as Nadia’s brother’s best friend – and their chemistry is among the best parts of the book, and I enjoyed the playful tone.

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    • ASIN : B08FZZZBCX
    • Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books (April 16, 2021)
    • Publication date : April 16, 2021
    • Language : English
    • File size : 2704 KB
    • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
    • Screen Reader : Supported
    • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
    • X-Ray : Enabled
    • Word Wise : Enabled
    • Print length : 324 pages
    • Lending : Enabled
    Publisher’s Blurb:

    A sexy, brother’s best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!
    Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

    But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings…
    The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially since I have a high-profile business to run.

    But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

    The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.
    And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.

    Meet Lauren
    A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.

  • Finding Fate: A Dangerous Romantic Suspense

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    Book Review: Finding Fate: A Dangerous Romantic Suspense

    WOW! This book was crazy sexy and suspenseful! I was hooked from page 1 and immediately loved this story. It had everything I love in a romantic suspense.

    Author, Kennedy Mitchell, delivers a heartfelt and intense seductive thriller. The tender love that develops between Fate and Nate – wow, I just realized their names rhyme – and the all too realistic story on the tragedies of human trafficking makes this book an excellent read.

    I loved master hacker Fate Haley with her quirky pink hair and choice of junk food, but what makes her special is her fight for the justice of others. However, when she puts herself into a sticky situation, things don’t go as planned.

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    • ASIN : B07HHNYTHX
    • Publication date : September 25, 2018
    • Language : English
    • File size : 3346 KB
    • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
    • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
    • X-Ray : Not Enabled
    • Word Wise : Enabled
    • Print length : 346 pages
    • Lending : Enabled
    Publisher’s Blurb:

    Computer nerd or vigilante…Master hacker Fate Haley has one objective on her mind – vengeance. A year after an unthinkable tragedy destroys her family, Fate has the two men responsible in her sights and a plan in place to ensure they won’t slip through the CIA’s fingers again. At the edge of insanity, Fate’s prepared to risk it all until he slips in one dark night set on saving her.

    He’s the only one who can save her now…Nash Bartley enjoys his new gig with the Contract Special Operations team. The constant travel and dangerous missions keep distance between him and any potential long-term relationship. He’s done that before and swore he’ll never do it again. Until the woman he’s sent to rescue blindsides his heart, altering his outlook on love and the future.
    Attraction sizzles the moment the two meet and affection blooms during the long humid nights in captivity. When the men hunting her zero in, Nash is forced to sacrifice a piece of himself to protect the woman he’s grown to love. But will it be enough to save them both?

    This book is suggested for readers 18+ due to detailed mature content.

    Meet Kennedy
    Kennedy lives in Dallas, TX with her husband, 8-year-old son, and two Goldendoodles. A bookworm at heart Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed, or by the campfire, with an​ unputdownable book. Her novels are stuffed full of humorous banter, the edge of your seat suspense, and enough steam for a great facial. If you like your heroines strong yet vulnerable and sexy, tattooed heroes who can’t keep their hands off their leading ladies then this author is the one for you.

    Sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on new releases, exclusive excerpts, and a glance behind the scene into her writing process.

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