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Book Review: THE GOOD KILLER by Harry Dolan

I was gifted a copy of this book by Jonathan Ball Publishers (@jonathanballpub) for an honest review.

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Synopsis:

Sean Tennant is at a shopping mall when Henry Alan Keen, scorned by a woman he’s been dating, pulls out a gun and begins shooting everyone in sight.  A former soldier, Sean rushes toward Keen and ends the slaughter with two well-placed shots – becoming a hero with his face plastered across the news.

But his newfound notoriety soon exposes him to the wrath of two men he thought he had left safely in his past.  One blames Sean for his brother’s death.  The other wants to recover a treasure that Sean and his partner Molly stole.  Both are deadly and relentless enemies, and Sean and Molly will need to draw on their strength and devotion to each other if they hope to elude them.

Thus begins a cross-country chase that leads from Texas to Montana, from Tennessee to New York to Michigan, as the hunters and their prey grow ever closer.

My Review:

I quite enjoyed this book.  It’s the first Harry Dolan book I’ve read and I won’t mind reading his other books.

I loved the characters, I love how they all interconnect with each other.  The story behind all of them and why they did what they did.  Who doesn’t love a good car chase across the country.

From stealing to killing. You get to understand what goes on in the minds of the hunter and it’s prey.

Sean is a hero on the run.  It’s great to see how communities react to him when he lands in their town.  Are they on his side?  Are they willing to give him up? You’re kept wondering.

My rating:

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Cover Reveal: ONE NIGHT ONLY by Lauren Blakely

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One Night Only by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: June 4th

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Get ready for a delicious new After Dark novella featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects… 

ONE NIGHT ONLY IS COMING JUNE 4th!!

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AUDIO NEWS!!

One Night Only will have a simultaneous audio release, and this sexy novella will be performed by Emma Wilder, Joe Arden and Jacob Morgan, with a special appearance by Teddy Hamilton! Releasing directly in Audible Escape!

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Blurb:

A delicious new After Dark novella featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects…

I shouldn’t want my bodyguard the way I do. His job is to protect me. It’s not to fulfill all my filthy wishes.

And so I resist him, fighting the enticing pull of the strong, powerful man who watches over me.

Until the night we combust in my penthouse suite.

It won’t happen again, we say the next day.

Besides, my mission is singular — pull off the event of a lifetime — a one-night only concert with one of the world’s biggest rock stars.

A man my bodyguard happens to know.

And a good bodyguard knows all sorts of things about his client. Turns out he knows my secret desires, and he wants to make them come true. Including a VIP engagement so I can experience both men at the same time…

I want to say yes, but what if I fall even more in love with the man whose mission is to keep me safe?

ONE NIGHT ONLY is a red-hot, sexy love story with a toe-curling, sheet-grabbing MFM sequence.

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About the Author:

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, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today!

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Cover Reveal: BREAK UP WITH HIM, FOR ME by Whitney G.

Release Date: June 2020

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Blurb:

Please leave your message at the sound of the beep…

Penelope, I know that it’s three o’clock in the morning, but I have to get this off my chest.

I can’t give you any more advice on landing this other guy, can’t tell you another “sexy” thing that you should do, or suggest a new set of filthy words that you should text him late at night.

As your best friend, I’ve reached my limit, and I can honestly say that he doesn’t deserve you.

I’m not saying all of this because I’m f-cking jealous, or because he had the audacity to say that he makes more money than me. (I still can’t find his name on the Forbes 500 list, and I know damn well that he’s renting that Ferrari, but that’s a story for a different day.)

He’s not who you think he is, and the better man has always been right in front of you…

You have every reason to never give me a chance since you know me better than anyone, and you agree with all the tabloids calling me “The Cocky King of New York,” and the “Untamed Playboy of Manhattan.” But I honestly believe that you’re better off with someone else, and I need you to see.

I’m not asking for too much…I just want you to break up with him, for me.

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About the Author:

Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. Her books have been published in twelve languages.

Whenever she’s not penning a new novel, you can find her blogging about self-publishing at The Indie Tea, drinking hot coffee, or traveling the world in sweater boots.

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Book Review: HATE TO LOVE by Sarah Leeann

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Synopsis:

Mallory Murdoch has found herself in one really long dating dry spell. With a new school year starting, the kindergarten teacher has agreed to let her girlfriends take her out for an end of summer hoorah.

Despite her girlfriends’ ambitious plans for her, she never expected to wake up in an unknown bed, next to a bearded, tattooed bartended who is definitely not her type. Not to mention, he is crude, cocky and fifty shades of irritating.

One night. One night was all it took for Ellis Phillips to bid good riddance to the tiny, prissy, know-it-all, even if he did enjoy giving her the best night of her life.

Unfortunately, fate is a fickle bitch and she has plans of her own.

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate, and that you can quickly go from feeling one to the other.

But what they don’t say, is that the two emotions are so full of passion, that often times you can’t feel one without also feeling the other.

Hate to Love is the second standalone novel in the Quick to Fall series.
Although it is not necessary to read the previous novel in the series to enjoy this one, it is recommended as characters are introduced in the previous novel and are seen in future novels as well.

Hate to Love is a sweet and sexy romance, there is no cheating and has a HEA, it is intended for mature audiences, as it contains adult language and scenes

My Review:

Finished in one sitting!  Loved it!  Loved Ellis!  There was an element of surprise that I loved.  I actually read the blurb again to make sure I didn’t miss it lol.  A one night stand that changes their lives.  He doesn’t think he is worthy of her, she can’t stop thinking about him.  They’re from two different worlds.

Ellis is a down to earth bartender and Mallory is a kindergarten teacher.  They cannot surely be together other than a one night stand.  Fate has other ideas.

It was an easy read, a quick read.  The author had my attention from the beginning.  I like the writing.  Obviously had a happy ever after.  Looking forward to future books by this author

four star rating

Blog Tour: AVENGED BY LOVE by LJ EVANS

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BOOK DETAILS:

Title: Avenged by Love

Author: LJ Evans

Publisher: Self-published

Publication Date: April 29, 2020

Genre: Contemporary romance, military romance, fake marriage

ASIN: B084DHJRBH

ISBN: 979-8607529789

Format: Print and digital

Tag Line: “Love is the only real superpower.”

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

 “𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧.”

 

𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙨, 𝙖.𝙠.𝙖. 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙠, 𝘿𝙖𝙮𝙩𝙤𝙣 is focused on two things: settling into his position at the Coast Guard Academy and helping his younger brother stay out of trouble. So even though the beautiful, fandom loving 𝙅𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙮 𝘽𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙧 is tugging at his chest in funny ways, he doesn’t intend on acting on those emotions. Not when he’ll eventually be moving on, and she’ll be staying behind.

 

But when Jersey suddenly finds herself in desperate need of medical care that she can’t afford, Truck does the only thing he can think of to help… he marries her.

 

Jersey has been struggling to keep her and her sister afloat ever since their dad was sent to jail. The pain she feels on a regular basis isn’t anything she can stop to think about until she ends up at the E.R. in the protective arms of the one man who makes her pulse beat faster than the superheroes she worships.

 

When chaos invades their lives, their temporary deal starts to crumble, leaving hearts and souls twined together in such a way that there’s little chance of escape without permanent damage. Unless they just surrender to it all and let love heal them both.

 

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Lady Antebellum’s “Ocean” about resilience and love. You don’t want to miss this slow burn, military romance.

 

𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧’𝙨 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚: 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚, 𝙣𝙤𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙂𝙪𝙖𝙧𝙙. 𝙉𝙚𝙧𝙙𝙮, 𝙛𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙚. 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬, 𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝙁𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙜𝙚, 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙞𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨.

 

♬ “𝒲𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝒾𝒸 & 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒹𝑒.” ♬

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EXCERPT:

“Excuse me?” I asked because I was sure I’d heard him wrong.

He dragged a hand over his face. “Sorry. Screwed that up. Let me try again.”

Try again? He was going to ask me to marry him in a different way? I looked around, expecting Violet to be filming this as some weird prank to post on her social media accounts.

“I was thinking,” he started, and this time, I could tell he was nervous.

“Stop. Don’t. Whatever you’re going to say, just don’t. You don’t even know me.”

This seemed to knock him out of whatever apprehensive state he was in, because he chuckled. A slow rumble that bubbled its way across my frame and made me want to lean in and taste it. Taste him and his joy. But it certainly didn’t make me want to marry him.

“Jesus. I really am doing this all wrong. Can we sit down?”

I stared at him for a moment. “Have you been drinking?”

Our dad used to say some really bizarre things when he was drunk. Tony Stark had done some pretty stupid things when he’d been drunk. Drunk and men were a series of bad choices and decisions.

COMING 29 APRIL 2020

Review: On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett

Book 1 in the Last Call Series: Hunter’s Story

About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, “Off Sides” in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has written more than thirty books and has been featured on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that range from New Adult to erotic contemporary romance. Sawyer also writes general and women¿s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

Synopsis:

Hunter Markham left home to travel the world for fame and glory, finding it as a top ranked professional surfer. Now he’s returned home to the sand and salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks so he can open The Last Call, a beach bar nestled among the dunes of the Atlantic.

Five years ago, Gabby Ward drunkenly threw herself at her best friend’s brother, only to have her young heart crushed. Hunter is back but Gabby is content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways.

Gabby’s well-schemed plans to ignore Hunter go up in flames when he presents her an offer she simply can’t refuse. Working together day in and day out proves problematic for two reasons—Gabby realizes her feelings for Hunter are still very much alive, while Hunter struggles to break through to Gabby’s cold heart. What starts out as a mutual business arrangement soon turns into a passion that neither can deny.

But when the pro surfing tour comes knocking and Hunter has a chance to reclaim his former glory, hard choices lie ahead for both of them.

Choices that could destroy what they have built or take them further than they could ever dare to hope in their second chance at romance

My Review:

I loved this book! I was hooked from the beginning. Finished it in one sitting. Although it was a little predictable, but that’s probably because I read too many romance novels, however it did keep me turning the pages.

Hunter and Gabby grew up together, Gabby being Hunter’s sister Casey’s best friend. They hide their feelings for one another pretty well, until, one night when a drunken Gabby kisses Hunter, who returns the kiss and breaks her heart. Five years later, Hunter returns home from traveling around the globe, to his family and Casey’s best friend Gabby, who is still pretty pissed at him for breaking her heart. While Hunter vows to get Gabby into his bed, she plays hard to get, until one day when she cannot resist and reciprocate’s a kiss and things start to steam up between them, leaving them both unsure of how they feel, if they should be honest with each other, and what to do next apart from just sleeping together. As they work on their relationship, some curve balls get thrown their way as relationships often goes. In the end they end up together (because it has to be that way, how else would we want it to go) and as the saying goes, they live happily ever after.

My Rating:

I rated this book 4/5 because I loved it and couldn’t put it down. As I said in the beginning I was hooked from the very beginning. I had predicted two endings and as it happened, I didn’t get the ending I was hoping for, but was happy none the less.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes, definitely, if you’re into steamy romance. I can’t wait to get my copy of book 2 in the series. The book may be read a stand alone, but I think you probably would want to read book 2 if you enjoy this one as much as I have.

Thank you for reading my review

XOXO,

Candice