Tuesday, February 23, 2021

I Thee Take by Natasha Knight

I Thee TakeI Thee Take by Natasha Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Thee Take by Natasha Knight is the second book in the To Have and Hold Duet. These books most definitely need read in order. I fell in love with the story of Cristiano and Scarlett. These two are from to feuding families but the pull they have for each other is like nothing else in this stratosphere.

Cristiano was out for blood. He wanted nothing more than to avenge his family and if that meant stealing the bride of the man who murdered them than he would and he didn't care what kind of obstacle got in his way.

Scarlett would do whatever it took to save her baby brother even if it meant marrying the man who kidnapped her... The first time.

The chemistry Cristiano and Scarlett built up till this point was all from book one. Which I am telling you, you have to read first. The angst and adrenaline in book two keeps you seated and glued to these pages. I loved this story.

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Title: I Thee Take
Series: To Have and To Hold Duet #2
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2021


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Scarlett

Cristiano is my enemy. He’s also the only man with whom I’ve ever felt safe. Protected.

But I have to remember that he married me with one purpose in mind. Revenge. I would be the bridge to his real enemies.

I can’t let myself forget that he isn’t the hero of this story. His hands are covered in blood. I saw that with my own eyes.

Cristiano

I thought I knew Scarlett’s past, but I didn’t know anything.

I thought I knew the worst of monsters, but I hadn’t seen anything yet.

Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to survive.

Sometimes it’s those closest to you who will bury their knives in your back.

Too many times it’s the innocents who pay for your mistakes. For your refusal to see.

I can’t let Scarlett pay for mine.

But I may be too late to stop it.







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Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Tough Guy by Jamie K Schmidt

Tough Guy (A Cocky Hero Club Novel)Tough Guy by Jamie K. Schmidt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tough Guy by Jamie K. Schimdt is a cocky hero club novel. Jackie let's her entire family walk all over her. If her mother says jump she basically says how high. She takes care of her sister's every need till her sister vanishes without a trace and of course it's up to Jackie to find her and bring her home.

Miles is a strip club owner trying to take care of his club, find the source of drugs ruining his place, and find the person who killed his uncle. He literally has a full plate so when this hot as hell dancer March's into his place she is the last kind of distraction he needs but he will do whatever it takes to help her solve her problems and find her missing sister. Is it to get her out of his hair or to keep her forever?

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Title: Tough Guy
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2021


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My sister lives to ruin my life.

That isn’t fair. It’s not her fault our dance instructor called me fat and awkward, and our parents funded Lisa’s training because I had a better head for business.

So when Lisa went off the rails after her injury, it naturally came to me to track her down. The trail starts at the Spearmint Rhino —an upscale gentlemen’s club five minutes off the Las Vegas strip, where a group of hot Aussie soccer players are having a bachelor party. Hello, Chance Bateman! My sister still wears his jersey as a nightgown. However, Lisa's trail goes cold at Dalton’s, which is owned by a world-famous bouncer, Miles Carvello—six feet four inches of muscle, tattoos, and swagger. Combined with his intense green-eyed gaze, Miles makes my insides sizzle. I’m just not sure if Miles Carvello is the reason she’s hiding out or not. Danger seems to surround him.

How does a former Broadway hoofer wind up in Vegas as a stripper? I’m about to find out, since no one will talk to me because I’m an outsider. And besides, Miles thinks I’m too much of a prude to do it.

I need to find my sister. She’s in trouble. I can feel it. I keep running into the bachelor party as well as Miles while I'm out searching for her. And while both of them are a good time, they're not getting me any closer to finding Lisa. And I've got a terrible feeling that her time is running out.

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I don’t remember Jackie Mitchell’s sister. Just another stripper with baggage in a long line of them. But Jackie? Damn, she’s the real deal. I don’t want to get distracted. I need to shoot this club into the stratosphere. I owe it to my uncle’s memory not to let the gangsters win. But she oozes sensuality that reminds me that I should take time to enjoy the finer things in life – like her long, toned legs wrapped around my shoulders.

However, the demons of my past are pushing into my future. If they’re going after my employees, as a way to get to me —they picked the wrong guy to mess with. And if they touch Jackie, all bets are off and I’ll put them in the ground—and to hell with the consequences.


Tough Guy takes place a year before the events of Cocky Bastard and features a few appearances by our favorite Aussie soccer player, Chance Bateman before he meets the love of his life, Aubrey.

*Tough Guy is a bad boy/road trip erotic romantic suspense inspired by Cocky Bastard.







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USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is known for her erotically charged romances, Jamie’s books have been called, “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” and “turbo-paced, gritty, highly sexual thrill rides.” As a #1 Amazon best seller and a 2018 Romance Writers of America Rita® finalist in erotica, Jamie writes daily, drinks lots of tea, and sneaks away to play World of Warcraft whenever she makes her deadlines. Along with her husband who lets her stick magnetic signs on his car about her books and her thirteen-year-old son who wants to be her cover model, Jamie lives in Connecticut with her rescue pup Romeo, who is cool with her writing schedule as long as he can be cuddled up in a blanket next to her. You can find Jamie on Twitter at @jamiekswriter and on Facebook at jamie.k.schmidt.1, where she’ll be chatting about her latest book and wishing desperately for a kitten to be her new writing buddy and some carbs—not necessarily in that order.





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Friday, February 19, 2021

Until CeCe

Until CeceUntil Cece by K.D. Robichaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Until Cece by K. D. Robichaux did not disappoint. This book is part of the Until Series and definitely can be read as a standalone but let me go ahead and tell you that you need to read this entire series by all authors because that BOOM is unbelievable.

Cece is woman going through a divorce. She has never known anything other than her husband and kids she got married young and has always been a house wife. She is determined to prove that she can take care of her kids on her own and doesn't need anything from anyone. She is so strong I LOVED her.

Winston is a single father who owns a bar and grill. His life evolves around his bar and his child but when Cece walks into his life he knows that he will protect her and she will eventually become his no matter what. He just has to find his way around one major obstacle in his past to ensure that he gets the future he wants with the woman that can set him on fire just by looking at him.

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Title: Until Cece
A Happily Ever Alpha World Novel
Author: K.D. Robichaux
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2021


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“Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.”

Advice I heard over the years while acquaintances had gone through breakups and divorce, but I never thought I’d one day be applying it to myself.

The past decade spent being the perfect stay-at-home mom and doting housewife, I never pictured my husband coming home from work one night and admitting to having an affair.

But without him and my place at home, who am I?

With no college or work experience to speak of, what will I do?

Step One: Call in reinforcements—my sister Mia.

Step Two: Find a job to support me and my three little girls.

Step Three: Start finding myself again.

“The fastest way to get over someone is to get under someone else.”

More advice I side-eyed over the years. My ex is the only man I’ve ever been with. The thought of being with someone else is both terrifying and… exciting.

But that man should most definitely, a hundred percent certainly not be my savior, my real-life hero, my boss who took a chance on me at my all-time low.

Rebounds are bad news. Everyone knows that.

But Winston doesn’t feel like a rebound.

He feels like home. He makes me feel things I’ve never even imagined before.

It feels like our timing is just... off.

Especially when I realize the ultra-delicious chef and bar-owner dad has baggage of his own.

Until Cece is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds' s Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until Talon, then you will want to read Until Cece.







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KD Robichaux wanted to be a romance author since the first time she picked up her mom’s Sandra Brown books at the ripe old age of twelve. She went to college to become a writer, but then got married and had babies. Putting her dream job on hold to raise her family as a stay at home mom who read entirely too much, she created a blog, where she could keep her family and friends up-to-date on all the hottest reads. From there, by word of mouth, her blog took off and she began using her hard-earned degree as a Senior Editor for Hot Tree Editing. When her kids started school, and with the encouragement from her many author friends, she finally sat down and started working on her first series, The Blogger Diaries, which is her real life romance.


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Savage Ruler By Kristen Luciani

Savage RulerSavage Ruler by Kristen Luciani
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Savage Ruler by Kristen Luciani is a enemy to lover's romance. In this story Heaven's Father trades her to pay a debt. She becomes the fiance of a other mobster. Heaven and Matteo both have secrets from the past they wish to stay hidden.

The way that Matteo's game changes once he actually gets to know Heaven is mind blowing and powerful. The struggle of the love hate relationship is a true puzzle piece unraveled. These two loath each other but refuse to let anyone else stand in the way of them supporting one another. It's unique and well written.

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Title: Savage Ruler
Series: Sinfully Savage #1
Author: Kristen Luciani
Genre: Dark Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2021


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My Fiancé Is The Anti-Prince Charming…

Mateo Villani is darkness wrapped in Armani. He's a six-foot tall, ruggedly-handsome savage, a notorious gangster who's bedded half of Manhattan...and now he's my fiancé.

My father betrayed me, signing my life away to the cocky bastard whose personality is colder than a block of ice. Mateo crushed my ambitions when he slid his ring onto my finger. He stole my life away and now he's determined to mold me into a dutiful mob wife.

But I have news for him.
I obey no one.

As the days pass, I am more and more determined to hate him, to resist the deviant fantasies that swirl through my mind when he’s near. But before long, I can't live without the bound wrists, his rough hands, and sinful body.

I find myself longing for him...and his punishment.

I despise my fiancé.
But it doesn’t stop me from craving him even more.

SAVAGE RULER is the first book in the SINFULLY SAVAGE series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Luciani. This Dark Italian / Irish Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance is a standalone suspense novel, complete with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers. Blazing hot bedroom scenes with a little bit of kink are intended for mature readers only!





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“I…I didn’t want his hands.” She pauses, biting down hard on her lower lip. “I wanted yours.”
“Do you think you deserve them after that?” I press my forehead against hers, her lips close enough for me to bite.
She pauses for a split second then nods.
“I told you I’d bring you here tonight to show you what happens when you disobey me. Now you’ve let someone else touch you, which is even worse.” My pulse throbs against my throat, adrenaline flooding my insides. So much control, lost in a goddamn hot second. These are my fucking rules, nobody else’s! My skin crawls with the knowledge that the curves of her body were just worshipped by another pair of hands. An overwhelming urge to go back into that room and strangle that guy takes hold, and the only thing that keeps me rooted to this spot is Heaven and her wide-eyed stare. “Nobody touches what’s mine. Do you understand that? I don’t fucking share…ever.”
Her hands travel down the sides of my torso as she nods. “Okay.”
“No wife of mine will ever disobey me,” I hiss. “Or there will be consequences.”
“Are you going to punish me now?” she says in a sultry tone. “Because if you don’t, I have to warn you…I might keep being bad…”






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Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author and coach with a penchant for stilettos, kickboxing, and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who loves steamy, sexy, and suspense-filled stories, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. Pun intended…


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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Torque Gillian Archer

Torque (Burns Brothers, #4)Torque by Gillian Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Torque by Gillian Archer is the fourth book in the Burns Brother's series. I must say it was my first book of the series and I adored it. This book can definitely be read as a standalone.

Maddie is a librarian who has been in love with her best friend's older brother pretty much her entire life. Nathan is a strong bag a** who is super alpha. He is so use to getting things exactly his own way.

The sexiness and hotness of these two will burn off the pages. Everyone in their entire lives had an opinion about these two and it wasn't as supportive as one would hope but what matters most is how they felt about each other and I am telling you that you must read all the dirty details to understand the allure of this book.

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Title: Torque: A Bad Boy Next Door Romance
Series: Burns Brothers #4
Author: Gillian Archer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2021


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She’s his little sister’s best friend—totally off limits. But then again, this tattooed bad boy has never followed the rules.

Maddie:
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in love with Nathan Burns. We met when I was six and twenty years later, I love him still. But he’ll never see me as anything other than his little sister’s best friend—a pest—if he even thinks of me that much. I’ve got to face facts. He’s not into me. He’ll never be into me.

It’s beyond time to move on.

Nathan:
I swear I blinked and my little sister’s best friend—a woman who’s about as off-limits as it can get—grew up. And she’s hot as hell. When did that happen? It doesn’t help that she’s everywhere now—at our weekly family dinner nights, sleeping on my brother’s couch next door, lying out in our complex’s swimming pool in a barely-there bikini. And who are these losers hanging around her lately? None of them are worthy of the woman she’s become. Then again, neither am I.

And when I stumble across her profile on a hook up app, all bets are off.

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To say I wasn’t in a great mood would be an understatement. I went to bed pissed off at my brothers, the production company, and most of the world—and woke up the same way. If not worse.
Although the honey sunning at the side of the pool was a pleasant distraction.
Hello, hottie.
I couldn’t see her face—she was on her stomach with her head turned away from the building, but her body was banging—curvy and plump in that way that got me hard with just one look. Her dark chocolate hair was up in one of those messy buns girls liked to do to keep their hair out of their face. It was easy to imagine it coming down her back in a luscious curtain. And me holding it in a fist as I knelt behind her…
Fuck.
I hadn’t met whoever had moved into the end unit, but it was past time that I introduce myself.
Ducking inside, I stripped down, pulled on board shorts and my favorite pair of flip flops. After grabbing a towel, some book Sabrina had been nagging me to read, and a pair of sunglasses, I shut and locked my door behind me and made for the pool.
I didn’t have any kind of a plan. Didn’t know what I was going to say. Or do. I figured I’d just wing it.
Reaching the condo’s pool, I tossed my stuff on a lounger. Ms. Hottie was in the same place, only now her head was turned the other way, so I still couldn’t see her face. From all appearances, and despite the book next to her, she was sleeping.
I didn’t want to look like the creeper I was clearly being, so I did the only thing I could think of.
I jumped in.
Diving into the deep end, I started swimming laps. My arms and legs moving in a comfortable rhythm. Soothing. After the second lap, I forgot about the beautiful girl I wanted to talk to. After about the fifth lap, I forgot my anger with my brothers. After the tenth, I forgot about my rage against our producer, James. After my twentieth lap, my stomach started growling.
Damn, I was hungry.
Resting my arms against the edge, I panted a little and took a break. My stomach growled again. Or maybe I was done. I needed breakfast.
“I didn’t know you kept up with your swimming,” Maddie’s voice sounded from my left.
I turned my head and because of the quick glimpse of her I got, I lost my grip. I plunged back into the pool with a splash, water invading my lungs.
Ms. Hottie was Maddie.
Maddie.
As in my little sister’s best friend, Maddie.
The revelation looped in my brain as I fought back to the surface. Breaking through, I coughed as I tried to breathe again. I pulled myself up onto deck, splayed out on my belly. But I didn’t stay there long.
Hands pulled against torso, urging me to my side. I blinked, and Maddie’s face came into focus as she hovered worriedly above me.
“Oh my god. Are you okay? Did you hit your head or something?”
I tried to scoff, but it came out a rough cough and forced more liquid outta me.
“Let’s get you into the recovery position. Hand under your head and this leg bent.”
My eyes crossed as Maddie leaned over me, her plump breasts straining against her itty-bitty bikini and only centimeters from my mouth.
When the hell did little Maddie Roberts get a body like that?
Christ, how had I missed all of this?
“Nathan? Nathan, are you okay? Oh god. I’m just gonna run in and grab Hope. She’s taken some first aid classes for the Boys and Girls Club. She’ll know what to do.”
The panic in her voice snapped me out of my haze. “Maddie, I’m fine.”
My wheezing breaths belied my words, but I’d stopped her from racing away.
Although, given the way her tits bounced with only a few steps, I was kinda sad when she stopped moving.
Fuck, what was wrong with me? This was my little sister’s best friend. Maddie firmly belonged in the friend zone. No matter how little her bikini was and how deliciously she filled it out.
Friend. Zone.
Right, my dick mocked as it pressed against my board shorts. I’d like to get friendly with her.
Fuck my life.






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Gillian has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better!

When Gillian’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found surfing the couch indulging in her latest reality tv fixation, baking something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line) or snuggling with her husband.

Home is currently in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, ridiculously cute kiddo, and goofy dog.




Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Toxic




Title: Toxic
Series: Thanatos MC #1
Author: Cole Lepley
Genre: New Adult/MC Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2021


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Sloan Prescott is done with bad boys and bad choices. When she moves to Arizona, she's looking for a fresh start, far away from her drug dealing ex and all the complications that went with him. She doesn't have the stomach for a life of uncertainty. 

Flynn Davis is the President of the Thanatos Motorcycle Club, one of the most feared and revered organizations in Arizona. As such, he's used to getting what he wants from whoever he wants whenever he wants. 

When Flynn and Sloan have a chance encounter in a coffee shop, sparks fly. Sloan wants nothing to do with the arrogant man who screams trouble and reminds her of the past. But Flynn loves nothing better than a challenge, and Sloan just threw down the gauntlet.







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Cole Lepley is a contemporary romance author of bad-ass alpha heroes, a whole lot of drama, and happy endings. She writes realistic relationships that you can't help but fall in love with.


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Steel Empire by Bri Blackwood

Title: Steel Empire Series: Broken Cross #3 Author: Bri Blackwood Genre: Billionaire Dark Romance Release Date: May 6, 2021 BLUR...