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THE BEAUTY OF US

Series: Fusion #4

Author: Kristen Proby

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 22, 2017

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Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?

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“There seems to be an explosion in the jackass population,” I reply, and sigh, passing my glass to Kat for a refill.

“Where are you meeting them?” he asks, and I bite my lip.

“I don’t want to tell you.”

“Online,” he says with a nod.

“I didn’t say that!”

“Didn’t have to. If you met him at the gym or the grocery store, or somewhere else in person, you wouldn’t be embarrassed.”

“I’m not embarrassed.”

“Yes, you are. Otherwise, you wouldn’t mind telling me.”

“Fine.” I sigh and rub my forehead with my fingers. “I met them online.”

“Stop that,” he says.

“I don’t know where else I’d meet people,” I reply. “I’m at work at least fifty hours a week. I don’t do school or clubs or church, and I rarely go to the grocery store because I always eat here.”

“I could stop feeding you,” Mia interjects and I toss her a glare.

“I’m just saying, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”

“I don’t understand any of the words you just said.” I squint at him, trying to process.

“Switch it up,” he says with a grin. “Try to meet people somewhere else. I mean, you didn’t meet me online, and I’m not an asshole.”

“Sure, you’re cute, and you look like you have your shit together, but I suspect that once I got to know you I’d learn that you have mommy issues and fourteen dogs.”

“You might,” he says with a thoughtful nod. “I do hide those things well. All I’m saying is, stop using the dating sites and try meeting people in real life.”

“Yeah. Easy for you to say.” I pout into my wineglass. “Do I need to send you some money for this counseling session?”

“Nah, the first one’s on me,” he says, tossing that crazy-hot smile at me again. “Just don’t combine Star Wars and Star Trek anymore and that’s payment enough for me.”

He pulls a few bills out of his wallet and tosses them on the bar, then stands to leave.

“Have a good night, and good luck,” he says.

“Thanks.” Just as he’s almost out of view, I call out. “Wait! I didn’t ask your name.”

“Trevor,” he says, and my stomach immediately does at least four cartwheels. “Trevor Cooper.”

“You’re early,” is all I can think to say. My cheeks burning, my fingertips immediately tremble. “You’re not supposed to be here for two more days.”

“I like to come early. Get the lay of the land, that sort of thing.” He smiles and waves. “See you in a couple of days.”

He walks away, and as soon as I hear the front door close, I turn to my friends and just stare at them in utter horror.

“Tell me that didn’t just happen.”

 

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Fusion keeps getting better and better! The Beauty of Us was so wonderfully refreshing in whole its geeky sexiness! 

Kristen Proby always gives a very heartfelt and genuine love story, and this book is no exception, therefore a pleasure to read from start to finish. From the moment they met, I really felt in Riley’s shoes: her feelings, her doubt, her resolution and her craving for love and connection.

Riley, Fusion’s PR and one of the quintet of beautiful women that amke this restaurant the stellar success that it is, has been going through a series of horrible dates, seriously horrific – and hilarious, lol – so the last thing she expects when venting with girls about one such delightful episode, is that a seriously HOT and insightful client gives her some words of advice, and some nerdy corrections, LOL!

“You’ve just combined Star Wars and Star Trek.”
 “Whatever,” I say with a shrug. “It’s all the same thing.” 
“No,” he says, and clears his throat. “No, it’s not the same thing at all.” 
“But you understand what I’m saying.”
 “No, I don’t understand because you just combined Star Trek and Star Wars. They’re not the same thing, so everything you just said is . . . incomprehensible.”

When it turns out that the handsome and charming stranger is none other than Trevor, the producer of the show in which their restaurant will be main feature, well, let’s just say that things immediately start to get interesting! Much to Riley’s chagrin, or should I say luck?! 😉

Jesus. 
And I just voluntarily offered to spend time with her. Alone. 
I’m a fucking glutton for punishment.

Yep, even with the embarrassment of the situation, from that very first glimpse, their sizzling attraction is undeniable, and it was easy to see that not even their gigantic will to resist and keep it professional, had any chance to stop what was indeed meant to be.

A littlе shivеr makes its way through mе in agreеmеnt. Hе totally looks at me likе hе wants to еat me with a spoon. I want him to. I really, really want him to.

Neither had much resistance, honestly, and how could they, with those beautiful packages and off the charts magnetism. This type of chemistry, so real you, as a reader can feel it, just has they do, can’t be beat. And hello, did I say, smoking hot geek?! *cue sighing*

“Geeks are sexy,” Kat says. “Nothing wrong with that.” 
“Not wrong with that at all,” I agree.“

Trevor was indeed a nice and delicious on his own, treat in the Fusion gang, and how he showed Riley how she should be treated and all she deserved, made me fall in love with him, right along with her. And we could FEEL them truly fall for one another.

I love her company. I crave it. 
I crave her.

Their love develops organically, and for my pleasure, in the perfect paced development. It was incredible and always exciting to see the rest of the Fusion women and man, and OMG, how could Riley not be the sassy woman that she is with that kickass granny?!

“Oh, for Pete’s sake, Riley Marie, you’re an adult woman with needs. Please tell me you’re not doing something stupid like holding out for marriage.” 
“You know, most parents actually do advise their children to hold out for marriage.”

I loved her Nana so much, and hope she makes an appearance in Mia’s book!

The way Trevor was devoted and genuinely loved her, and was attentive to her when they were together in Portland, made me soon and warm in the heart, but I also wanted to kick his ass – or at least slap him in his head by some things he did/reacted later on. Riley was amazing all throughout the story and I felt incredibly connected to her, and what she was feeling, and can’t even explain it myself. I guess that is Kristen Proby’s gift right there! 

“I didn’t want to lose you.”

“You were never in danger of losing me.”

The Beauty of Us – perfect title, btw – fits perfectly with the rest of this amazing series, and reflects why it’s one of my all time favs. Ok, all of KP’s are, but these beautiful and successful women have a special place in my heart, because they represent the contemporary woman, and like Riley herself describes, contemporary and independent women, that love their man with values, a man’s man, that will love and cherish them, but also respect their personality. And that is exactly how every Fusion men is, and I couldn’t adore them more! And with that tease of epilogue, oh boy, I can’t wait to see how Kristen Proby will disentangle that mess that is Mia’s life at the moment! <3 <3 <3 <3

“You’re a special woman, Riley.”
 “I’m glad you think so, but I think I’m just a decent human being who finally found another decent human being.”

 

“You’re killing me.” 
“No, baby.” I press a kiss to her core and then lick down her lips and up again. “I’m making you feel alive.”

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 LISTEN TO ME (Fusion #1)

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Kristen Proby_AuthorPic1New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby
 is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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THE BEAUTY OF US

Series: Fusion #4

Author: Kristen Proby

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 22, 2017

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Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?

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~TREVOR~

Riley walks out of the bar and glances up, spotting me.

“Hi.” I offer her a smile and motion for her to join me. She sits, sets her iPad aside, and squares her shoulders.

I love a woman with grit.

“Why are you here?” she asks.

“I’m having lunch,” I reply, and gesture to the salad sitting in front of me. “It’s delicious. Adding the brussels sprouts is smart.”

“I’ll pass that along to Mia,” she says, and then laughs. “I guess you heard the part where I asked the girls to not swear.”

“I did,” I reply, and patiently butter a piece of warm bread. “Don’t worry about that stuff. They’re adults.”

“With potty mouths,” she says.

“And we can bleep stuff out, or ask them to rephrase. You’ve already got the gig, Riley. I wouldn’t be here otherwise. This isn’t an audition.”

“I know.” She sighs and reaches over to take a piece of my bread, surprising and delighting me. “I just want things to go smoothly.”

“Perhaps you should order lunch too.”

“I don’t have time,” she says, and then her blue eyes widen as she realizes what she just did. “I’m so sorry. I eat when I’m stressed out, and I didn’t—”

“No.” I hold my hand up to stop her. “It’s fine. I like that you’re relaxed with me. I think you need to relax more often.”

“What are you, my life coach now?”

“If you like. Did you cancel those dating sites like I suggested?”

She bites her lip and looks to the side, then nods. “I did.”

“Good.” I take a bite of salad and nod. “Are you sure you don’t want some food?”

“I rarely have time to eat,” Riley says, and checks the time on her phone. “In fact, I should go. I have to meet the roofer at my house.”

“What’s wrong with your roof?”

“It’s old,” she says with a shrug. “That’s what happens when you buy an old house. I’m fixing it up a little at a time.”

I nod, and find that I don’t want her to go quite yet. I want to talk more, to learn more about her.

“Why don’t you come to my apartment tonight and I’ll cook you dinner?”

She pauses and stares at me for a moment. “Why?”

I laugh and set my fork down. “Because I asked you to.”

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Fusion keeps getting better and better! The Beauty of Us was so wonderfully refreshing in whole its geeky sexiness! 

Kristen Proby always gives a very heartfelt and genuine love story, and this book is no exception, therefore a pleasure to read from start to finish. From the moment they met, I really felt in Riley’s shoes: her feelings, her doubt, her resolution and her craving for love and connection.

Riley, Fusion’s PR and one of the quintet of beautiful women that amke this restaurant the stellar success that it is, has been going through a series of horrible dates, seriously horrific – and hilarious, lol – so the last thing she expects when venting with girls about one such delightful episode, is that a seriously HOT and insightful client gives her some words of advice, and some nerdy corrections, LOL!

“You’ve just combined Star Wars and Star Trek.”
 “Whatever,” I say with a shrug. “It’s all the same thing.” 
“No,” he says, and clears his throat. “No, it’s not the same thing at all.” 
“But you understand what I’m saying.”
 “No, I don’t understand because you just combined Star Trek and Star Wars. They’re not the same thing, so everything you just said is . . . incomprehensible.”

When it turns out that the handsome and charming stranger is none other than Trevor, the producer of the show in which their restaurant will be main feature, well, let’s just say that things immediately start to get interesting! Much to Riley’s chagrin, or should I say luck?! 😉

Jesus. 
And I just voluntarily offered to spend time with her. Alone. 
I’m a fucking glutton for punishment.

Yep, even with the embarrassment of the situation, from that very first glimpse, their sizzling attraction is undeniable, and it was easy to see that not even their gigantic will to resist and keep it professional, had any chance to stop what was indeed meant to be.

A littlе shivеr makes its way through mе in agreеmеnt. Hе totally looks at me likе hе wants to еat me with a spoon. I want him to. I really, really want him to.

Neither had much resistance, honestly, and how could they, with those beautiful packages and off the charts magnetism. This type of chemistry, so real you, as a reader can feel it, just has they do, can’t be beat. And hello, did I say, smoking hot geek?! *cue sighing*

“Geeks are sexy,” Kat says. “Nothing wrong with that.” 
“Not wrong with that at all,” I agree.“

Trevor was indeed a nice and delicious on his own, treat in the Fusion gang, and how he showed Riley how she should be treated and all she deserved, made me fall in love with him, right along with her. And we could FEEL them truly fall for one another.

I love her company. I crave it. 
I crave her.

Their love develops organically, and for my pleasure, in the perfect paced development. It was incredible and always exciting to see the rest of the Fusion women and man, and OMG, how could Riley not be the sassy woman that she is with that kickass granny?!

“Oh, for Pete’s sake, Riley Marie, you’re an adult woman with needs. Please tell me you’re not doing something stupid like holding out for marriage.” 
“You know, most parents actually do advise their children to hold out for marriage.”

I loved her Nana so much, and hope she makes an appearance in Mia’s book!

The way Trevor was devoted and genuinely loved her, and was attentive to her when they were together in Portland, made me soon and warm in the heart, but I also wanted to kick his ass – or at least slap him in his head by some things he did/reacted later on. Riley was amazing all throughout the story and I felt incredibly connected to her, and what she was feeling, and can’t even explain it myself. I guess that is Kristen Proby’s gift right there! 

“I didn’t want to lose you.”

“You were never in danger of losing me.”

The Beauty of Us – perfect title, btw – fits perfectly with the rest of this amazing series, and reflects why it’s one of my all time favs. Ok, all of KP’s are, but these beautiful and successful women have a special place in my heart, because they represent the contemporary woman, and like Riley herself describes, contemporary and independent women, that love their man with values, a man’s man, that will love and cherish them, but also respect their personality. And that is exactly how every Fusion men is, and I couldn’t adore them more! And with that tease of epilogue, oh boy, I can’t wait to see how Kristen Proby will disentangle that mess that is Mia’s life at the moment! <3 <3 <3 <3

“You’re a special woman, Riley.”
 “I’m glad you think so, but I think I’m just a decent human being who finally found another decent human being.”

 

“You’re killing me.” 
“No, baby.” I press a kiss to her core and then lick down her lips and up again. “I’m making you feel alive.”

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Kristen Proby_AuthorPic1New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby
 is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Series: The Devils Souls MC #3

Author: LeAnn Ashers

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: August 17, 2017

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He stalked me from the moment he saw me. He watched me day and night.

Butcher is what everyone calls crazy. They see all the tattoos and scars and to be honest, to most people he looks downright scary. He’s dangerous. He is after all the enforcer to the Devil Souls MC.

But to me? He’s just Butcher. I see him. I see who he really is. I see a man who will do anything for the people he cares about. I see the man who will protect and love me above everything else.  

I am just as obsessed with him as he is me. I will die for him and he would kill for me.  

What everyone doesn’t know is I have the same crazy inside of me…

 

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She is mine. She was mine the moment I laid eyes on her.

With one look, Butcher really found his perfect counterpart, because with Shay, LeAnn Ashers really created the perfect heroine to fit with his crazy and blood thirsty nature. Or maybe even surpass him…

Fucking crazy. I grin back at her. She’s perfect.

OMG, she really was a nut, and spitfire of a woman, but with her background, how could it not be?! She was raised to be a badass, and that is what she is. 

I am not a totally normal person, nor am I sane. I fight and have a temper that gets the best of me, but I am who I am. I am the daughter of the ex-president of the Grim Sinners. I grew up seeing violence, and I wasn’t affected because it happened when it was necessary.

Sadly, at times, and like in the previous book, but here in less expression, these characters, and specially the female main characters tended to have crazy OTT reactions, far to exaggerated, which made them lose credibility as a whole. I love strong personalities, either in their fragility or craziness, but I want to believe them and consistency in the behaviors, and there’s where Shay lost me a bit.  

Shay really was as hot tempered as she claimed, and we get some awesome moments where we end up laughing with her craziness, but no one enjoys her shows more than Butcher. How could he not, he’s there every single moment to appreciate it and see he found his perfect match.

Him stalking me isn’t the most conventional way to go about all of this but, like I said, MC men aren’t normal, and Butcher is something different altogether.

You all know how much I love a good stalker Hero, and Butcher was ALWAYS there, shadowing Shay every single moment of her day and night – even though the author took it to the extreme, 24/7, when we all know that is humanly impossible, and therefore created again some inconsistencies in the plotline – and his devotion shone through in every action. I honestly loved him, and his stalkerish OTT behavior was more than justified by events of his past. I could practically feel his fear of losing her. With that one look, she became his whole world.

I am in fucking trouble, because she owns me. She has owned me from the first smile.

I was just dead inside, and I continued to be that way until you, my Shay. You made me feel for the first time in a long time. It fucking eats at me when you leave my sight, because I can’t stand the thought of something happening to you.”

I got demons, Shay, but you make that shit less haunting. Your light keeps them at bay.”

For a silent type, Butcher really made us swoon every time he spoke and revealed his feelings to Shay.  Only ever to her. He was still the dark and scary badass biker to everyone else, but to her and their family he revealed his true light, his love and care. Of course Shay knew that this was her true treasure. His undying love, that she gave in return too, and knew that he cherished above all else. 

“I just love you, Butcher.” She snuggles her head in my chest. 
My heart beats a little faster. She loves me, this crazy fucker who thrives on violence. 
I can say one thing though. 
No one will love her as much as I do.

This man really  was fantastic, I tell you, Butcher made this book for me, I could FEEL the fragility of his heart like the was placing it in our – in reality Shay’s – hands. My heart broke for him and his longing, for a family, and love.

My family. For the first time I have everything I never I thought I would have but dreamed I would.

“I have nightmares that this is a dream,” Butcher whispers and my heart breaks a little at his words. His dark eyes look deep into mine, his face scarred up and beautiful. 
“It’s real. I am real.” I take his hand and press it to my heart. “This is yours.” 
“I don’t deserve you, my Shay. But I am selfish and will take you any way I can.”

There he goes again making my black heart hurt… *Cue teary eyes*

I have to say I enjoyed Butcher’s book than its predecessor, and if not for the inconsistencies,unnecessary over description and repetition, and some discrepancies, I would have love it even more, after all, you can tell how much I loved the Hero. Those things, though in much less quantity than in the previous book, managed to yet again, distract me from the story itself, when in fact I normally would have loved and devoured a this book, given it was a safe MC read, and we all know how hard it is to come by one. It’s like a freaking safety unicorn, lol! 

Nonetheless, I feel for Butcher, and enjoyed his, and Shay’s story, we can she the countless potential for spinoffs and more installments with the huge number of interesting side characters, and I’m sure LeAnn Ashers will give us a deeper look into them and maybe their own tale, and I can’t wait to see who comes next! Maybe Lane?! After that teaser bit with the vet, I need to know more! <3 <3 <3 <3

Once he loves, he loves with all of his heart and soul. That is Butcher.

This is the beginning of our happily ever after.” 
Shaylin gives me that heart-shattering smile. “To crazy, unconventional love.”

 

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LeAnn Asher’s is a blogger turned author who spends her days reading and writing She released her debut novel early 2016, and can’t wait to where this new adventure takes her. LeAnn writes about strong minded females and strong protective males who love their women unconditionally.

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REVIEW & GI’S FAV: REAL, MINE & REMY (Real #1-3) by Katy Evans

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Series: Real #1-3

Author: Katy Evans 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April – November, 2013

 

Since RACER (*cue screaming like a banshee*) is almost here – SEPTEMBER 28th – what a better way to prepare than do a re-read of my favs and MY BEST BOOK BOYFRIEND, Remy?! I just had to revisit Remy, and swoon, of course, and get ready for their son’s story!  

 

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A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong—but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents…

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

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He’s mine, and I’m his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful, imperfect, and real…

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes… and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

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Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

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First of all I’d just like to state, that years after I read these books and hundreds and hundreds after, REMY IS MINE!!! His love, devotion and heart gripping emotions towards Brooke made my ALL TIME best book boyfriend, the ultimate Perfectly Imperfect Hero, and I couldn’t have loved him more.

Their story was one of the most soul touching, heartfelt, tear inducing (happy and sad) I’ve had the pleasure of reading, and again, years passed and a reread done since RACER is coming (OooooooMmmmmGgggg, I need it now!!!), and I never forgot, and never will!

This kind of EPIC love, truly is as REAL as could be, and will be forever branded in your soul! As Remy, the very definition of Romantic Hero himself will, so don’t go trying to steal my man, but if you haven’t yet read this series, you NEED too stat!

Now, counting down the days until Racer is here to see if it’s really ‘like father like son’ and he will be up there on H Olympus! Not easy, having those high shoes to follow, and I Can’t freaking wait!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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REVIEW TOUR: BEARD UP (The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #6) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #6

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: July 27, 2017

Cover Model: Chase Ketron

Photographer: Golden at Furious Fotog

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Ghost [gohst] noun:  the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace.

That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision.  He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn’t much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits…except one thing.  Her.

She is the reason he’s done what he’s done, and his life has become what it has become.

He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him.

The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn’t see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren’t nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future.

They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It’s a good thing for that, too, because he’ll need that element of surprise to protect her. Hopefully when the dust settles, he’ll be able to resurrect more than just himself.

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“Perfection! The definition of true love and sacrifice! ALL THE STARS!!!!” – 5 Star Amazon Review

“My best book of 2017” – 5 Star Amazon Review

“** Sweet Jesus– Couldn’t put it down ** Absolutely LOVED IT!!!” – 5 Star Amazon Review

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Mind blown! Seriously, completely and utterly blown away! First, Lani Lynn Vale was killing us with the suspense around Ghost’s identity – which I’m not even hinting at, btw, believe me you’ll thank me for hanging onto every word until it’s revealed, like I did -, and now, she totally and utterly KILLED IT with Ghost’s story!!!
Since the very first book of the Dixie Wardens Rejects, we all been dying to know and read Ghost’s story, so much so that ended up as origin and speculation in endless threads on media. Beard Up became of the most anticipated Release of the year, and undoubtedly of all of LLV’s books.
Well, I can honestly say all the anticipation and built up were surpassed by the book, and specially the main couple. I never thought it would be possible to come up with a explanation for Ghost’s decision where I would completely forgive him, but damn, Lani sure proved me wrong, because I was rendered speechless. Completely understandable and without another choice, no one would have chosen the alternative, so I hurt for him, as much as for his wife and child.
His wife’s reaction was another of the highlights, totally unexpected, and so humanly realistic, I cried right along with her, and felt what she felt.

“I made a promise to myself a long time ago,” she said, her voice heavy with grief. “To God. To anyone that would listen.”
I swallowed thickly, not sure that I wanted to hear what she had to say.
“What?”
“That if I ever got another chance…if you came back to me some way, that I wouldn’t squander it. I wouldn’t scream. I wouldn’t yell. I wouldn’t question. I wouldn’t hate. I’d love you. I’d love you for every single second that you were gone. I’d hug you. Kiss you. Never let go.” 

More of a surprising, honest and heartfelt explanation I couldn’t have asked for. Their reunion brought simultaneously to tear and smiles, and heart as full as the MCs themselves. I adored every devoted word, every caring gesture and loving feelings. Beard Up was one of the most realistic and truly heartfelt stories I’ve ever read. This married couple’s love and devotion made me fall in love all over again, not only with Lani Lynn Vale’s writing, but with all Romance all over again! Top Three best reads of the year and fav LLV of all time! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

My heart was full.
I had the love of my life in my arms, and our kids in our bed. My club—both of them—at my back.
It was a long, painful road back to this point. I’d never take any of this for granted because life just didn’t get any better than this.

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Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #6

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: July 27, 2017

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Ghost [gohst] noun:  the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace.

That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision.  He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn’t much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits…except one thing.  Her.

She is the reason he’s done what he’s done, and his life has become what it has become.

He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him.

The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn’t see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren’t nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future.

They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It’s a good thing for that, too, because he’ll need that element of surprise to protect her. Hopefully when the dust settles, he’ll be able to resurrect more than just himself.

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Mind blown! Seriously, completely and utterly blown away! First, Lani Lynn Vale was killing us with the suspense around Ghost’s identity – which I’m not even hinting at, btw, believe me you’ll thank me for hanging onto every word until it’s revealed, like I did -, and now, she totally and utterly KILLED IT with Ghost’s story!!!
Since the very first book of the Dixie Wardens Rejects, we all been dying to know and read Ghost’s story, so much so that ended up as origin and speculation in endless threads on media. Beard Up became of the most anticipated Release of the year, and undoubtedly of all of LLV’s books.
Well, I can honestly say all the anticipation and built up were surpassed by the book, and specially the main couple. I never thought it would be possible to come up with a explanation for Ghost’s decision where I would completely forgive him, but damn, Lani sure proved me wrong, because I was rendered speechless. Completely understandable and without another choice, no one would have chosen the alternative, so I hurt for him, as much as for his wife and child.
His wife’s reaction was another of the highlights, totally unexpected, and so humanly realistic, I cried right along with her, and felt what she felt.

“I made a promise to myself a long time ago,” she said, her voice heavy with grief. “To God. To anyone that would listen.”
I swallowed thickly, not sure that I wanted to hear what she had to say.
“What?”
“That if I ever got another chance…if you came back to me some way, that I wouldn’t squander it. I wouldn’t scream. I wouldn’t yell. I wouldn’t question. I wouldn’t hate. I’d love you. I’d love you for every single second that you were gone. I’d hug you. Kiss you. Never let go.” 

More of a surprising, honest and heartfelt explanation I couldn’t have asked for. Their reunion brought simultaneously to tear and smiles, and heart as full as the MCs themselves. I adored every devoted word, every caring gesture and loving feelings. Beard Up was one of the most realistic and truly heartfelt stories I’ve ever read. This married couple’s love and devotion made me fall in love all over again, not only with Lani Lynn Vale’s writing, but with all Romance all over again! Top Three best reads of the year and fav LLV of all time! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

My heart was full.
I had the love of my life in my arms, and our kids in our bed. My club—both of them—at my back.
It was a long, painful road back to this point. I’d never take any of this for granted because life just didn’t get any better than this.

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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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Series: Wallflowers #2

Author: CP Smith 

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: July 21, 2017  

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“ ’Tis better to never have loved and lost than to live with the regret of your stupidity.” ~ Sienna Miller, Wallflower

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case, Wallflowers to behave. Then again . . .

Sienna Miller spent her whole life being the odd woman out. Shunned and misunderstood by her family, she finally has a chance for a new start thanks to Calla and Poppy, her Wallflower sisters. Now all she needs is a Prince Charming.

Bo Strawn is a cop with a troubled past. He’s stubborn and set in his ways until a certain Wallflower shakes up his life for good. Bo’s finally got a shot at happily ever after. That is, he’s got a shot if he can solve a mystery surrounding the Wallflowers and keep his headstrong woman off the back of a horse.

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Remember when I said that Wallflowers: Three of a Kind was Perfect?! Well, with Double Trouble C.P. Smith managed to top that up, because Bo and Sienna’s story was BEYOND perfect!

This book, like the first one, is so much more than a couple’s love story. Wallflowers truly is journey, and I couldn’t adore these three couples – yes, we all know how that cat and mouse thing is going to go with Nate and Poppy – and the whole universe any more. I’m completely and utterly addicted and devour every word C.P. Smith writes, but these girls and their men take it so a whole new level.

Bo (who I’m claiming as my own, btw) and Sienna, with their broken pasts proved that love can indeed overcome everything, given how they healed one another with the help of their family at heart, the rest of the gang. In the meanwhile there was an enticing mystery, that hooked us in, even more, and plenty of funny shenanigans the girls managed to get themselves into, sorry, that managed to find them.LOL

The suspense, the discovery and all the puzzle pieces flowed perfectly and realistically.

And I’ll stop my praising here because you really NEED to read this! One sexy HOT Alpha, one sassy and sweet ‘wallflower’ and plenty of suspense, and off the charts chemistry within the whole group, need I say more?! Oh, yes, and be prepared, because like me, you’ll be begging CP for Nate and Poppy’s story! I know I did! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

With no words spoken, love spilled between those sheets and healed us both, wrapping us in a cocoon that neither time nor space could weaken. For the first time in either of our lives, we were finally home.
Finally secure.
Finally loved for who we were.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: ONLY HIS by Madison Rose (Natasha Madison & Aurora Rose Reynolds)

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Series: Standalone

Author:  Madison Rose (Natasha Madison & Aurora Rose Reynolds) 

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: July 21, 2017

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I had no idea he was a sought after movie star and one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. I thought he was only mine, until one picture turned my life upside down.

She can fight it all she wants, but I knew the moment we met that she’d be mine, and I’m never giving her up.

I tried to deny it, but in the end I know I’m Only His.

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WOW, that sure was a delightfully smutty read! These two authors combined have brought the heat up with this delicious, sexy and sweet short story!

“I’ll promise you the world if I never have to see you shed one more tear.”

Liam and Emma’s story was lightning fast paced, as most of our beloved smutty books, with the exception that here we are placed when Liam’s identity comes to light, around three months into their relationship, which I wanted so see more of. How they got to where they were now. I also wish his manwhorish past, (SPOILER ALERT) specially him having been involved with a married woman (END OF SPOILER ALERT) would have been less in our face – though no OW drama, just OM, not an ex, issues, which I appreciated. This story is completely safe, but I really wanted some of my – and Emma’s – questions and doubts answered. Yes, it’s a very sort story, but I wanted things tied up a bit better.
That being said, I could put it down and devoured it in one sitting, and for those of you searching for a novella filled with sexy – ok, SMOKING HOT – times between the MCs, then, don’t waste another second and GO GET this book as soon as it’s live! *yes, the fanning continues, lol*

“Come, baby. Come on my fingers so I can fuck you with my cock. I’m so hard for you. I almost came on your pussy while you slept. I played with my cock while you were sleeping while I looked at your wet pussy begging for me to fuck it.”

OTT Obsessed ALPHA, made to render you to a drooling and hot flashed mess, a sweet and innocent heroine, that can’t resist his *clears throat* appeals! A insta-love formula guaranteed to satisfy all you pervy readers, like yours truly, out there!

I’d said with was a more than successful debut collaboration, and I can’t wait for Dalton and his damsel in distress story! Love a good recluse/hermit Alpha! <3 <3 <3 <3

“I’m not sharing you with the world. You’re mine and only mine. I’ve given them me. They can’t fucking have you.”

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MADISON ROSE IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN….

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When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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REVIEW TOUR: KISS MY BOOTS (Coming Home #2) by Harper Sloan

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Series: Coming Home #2

Author: Harper Sloan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 18th, 2017

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In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

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Since Lost Rider come out I’ve been looking forward to know all about the rest of the Davis brothers, so I could get my hands – or eyes, lol – fast enough on this one!

Kiss My Boots was an emotional and sexy second chance story where we see Tate Montgomery and Quinn Davis trying to find their path back together, after nine years of separation.

He taught me trust.
He showed me love.
Then he gave me pain.

Before starting the book, and after reading about Quinn’s ‘take no prisoners’ and ‘Hell-raiser’ attitude in the first book, I really thought Tate would have a grovel of epic proportions in his future, not only towards his woman, but also her overprotective siblings. Well, color me blind, because Harper Sloan totally turned the table on us, with Tate’s confession and explanation of all the reasons for which he had to stay away from the one he thought to be his whole future.

That invisible connection only two people meant to be together have was snappin’ back in place and pullin’ all that slack out of the rope.”

His early explanation, along with the entire characters enlightenment, made, in my opinion, a bittersweet change to the story. Yes, it was undoubtably refreshing that us as readers don’t have to go the whole book wondering, or even Quinn herself, but it stole the thunder of a potentially emotional confrontation, and dynamic that would give us an extra kick to their love story. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this early development, but my wandering mind questions if I would have liked it even more if it came further on. Guess we’ll never know, lol… One thing I can say, I loved his honesty, and willfulness to lay all cards on the table and fight for his love.

God, I miss her.
Missed her since the day I left and haven’t stopped since.

Tate really was an amazing main male character. Swoon-worthy and devoted, smoking hot with a delicious dirty taking, and absolutely head over heels for his hell-raising cowgirl. Yes, I understood his situation for the clean break up, but it could have been another way to do it without the disappearing act that shattered Quinn’s heart. So no one was more surprised than him, to see that he didn’t have to fight so hard for her love, but I adored he was prepared to grovel with the best of them.

“Accordin’ to her, we’re gettin’ to know the adults we’ve become. You ask me, though, I’m just showin’ the only woman I have ever loved and will ever love that we’re the same people we’ve always been.”

I’ve never loved anyone else, Quinn, never and that’s somethin’ that won’t ever change.

Yep, if you follow my reviews, you already know my dislike of the use of expression ‘always loved you, and never stop loving you’ when we are discussing a separation were there have been others. It’s a second chance but I don’t want to think ‘if you never stopped loving’ why did you sleep with others. I just don’t want to feel the emotions cheappened by the constant declaration of endless love, much less if deep down you hope one day, and that was the case apparently, according to his thoughts, to be back to fight for that love, when in fact you ended up sleeping with others. You know how anal I am about these things, so picky b!tch’s rant over! LOL

“No one woulda thought we would get a second chance, Tate. Not even us. That’s how much of a lost cause we were,”

Nonetheless, if that was hadn’t been so confirmed, and evident, even by the OW drama, I have no doubt I would have rated the book higher, because from the moment Tate step foot in Pine Oaks, his actions were perfection (ok, maybe I would have preferred he was the one confronting the crazy, lol, though I totally get why Harper wrote it that way)! And like you see above, they basically had no hope – she, even more than him – to ever get back together. They never expected Fate worked to their favor!

We’ll make new memories while uncovering the old.
Who wants perfect? Not me. I want real.

Quinn, the ‘Hell Raiser’ sure lived up to her nickname – though like I said, was even hoping for more, where Tate was concerned – in her badass attitude, specially when put together with her BFF, Leighton. Man those two were hilarious!

“Seriously, do you get what this means for me?!”
“Uh, that he might not need to lubricate the speculum before your exam?”

These secondary characters were incredible, and I can’t express how amazing it was to get even more of Maverick and Leighton’s story here. I can express how much I loved to see their HEA on the making, and their weeding scene made me teary with how touching it was! 

OMG, and now, the only remaining Davis, is the man I’ve been craving to know more about. My favorite of the siblings, Clayton!You know how much I love a silent and broody type! I’m dying to read his book, I need his story STAT! <3 <3 <3 <3 

I know know we are right where we need to be. Where we’re meant to be.
Together, forever.

I’d always thought home was a place, but he’s right: our home is right here, in each other’s arms.

ARC kindly provided by the author via InkSlinger PR for an honest review

 

 

 

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3 the ghost

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17 I live in a world

15 young Q and T

19 its time

In the Series

 

LOST RIDER (Coming Home #1)

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 Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys! 

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About the Author

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Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: STAY CLOSE (For You #1) by Alexa Riley

 

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Series: For You #1

Author: Alexa Riley 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 17, 2017

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Synopsis

A former Russian mafia soldier is hired to protect a friend’s young daughter, but he knows he’ll do more than keep her safe–he’ll make her his. Forever.

If she were to simply whisper my name, I would be at her feet, begging to touch what I shouldn’t, taste what doesn’t belong to me, run my hands along the sweet innocence she taunts me with.

Penelope Justice is eighteen, old enough to graduate high school but—according to her parents—not old enough to live without 24/7 security. Practice has made her an expert at ditching her bodyguards. One look at Ivan and she never wants to run again.

I’ve been hired to protect her.

I can’t help but think that perhaps someone should have protected her from me.

Ivan steals the breath right out of her lungs, something no boy has ever done. Then again, he’s far from a boy. This man, this man who looks like he could kill someone with the flick of a wrist, is everything. He is her future.

I can’t let her go and I won’t give her up. I’ve done bad things in my life, and I don’t deserve her. But I can’t do the honorable thing.

I’ve never been noble, and I’m not starting now.

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Yay!!!! We all wanted more of the For Her world, right?! Well, we got our wish, with this For You series, featuring the For Her babies, that aren’t babies any longer!
And what a better way to start than with the ‘heart’ of the Captain and Paige’s family – who I was so excited to got one more glimpse of, they get better and better, and even more kickass! -, one of their twin girls, Penelope!
Stay Close was all that sugary sweet smuttiness and Ivan and Penelope were the perfect match in every way, she truly was everything sweet and soft that he thought his hard and broken would never have, but longed for. I loved his hidden fragility and the tenderness in which Penny lightened his world! Love at first sight at its finest!
Now bring on Pandora’s story!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“If you want me, krasotu, I will forever be yours.” He says it so simply, as if I can have ownership over him. He leans into my hand.
“I want you,” I tell him. “All of you.”

“I know that I’ve never experienced love before and that the feelings I have now for you are unlike anything I’ve felt before. My soul was bound to yours the first time we touched. If that is love, then I love you, Penelope. But it feels like more than that. More than one word.”

ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review

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About the Author


Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

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