Cover Reveal: THE ONLY ONE by Red Phoenix

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Blurb:

Beauty, charm, smarts – she has it all.

She is perfect. But I am not the only one who sees it.

Before I can make a move, she’s taken from me.

So I turn my attention to work. Fortune, respect, stature – I have it all now.

But what I really want is a second chance.

See, that redhead has ruined love for me.

No woman can even come close to satisfying me like she does.

It seems as though I am destined to always watch her from the outside.

But fate has other plans.

A stroke of luck, divine intervention perhaps, has given me a second chance.

Now I’m up against two other men determined to claim her.

It’s going to take all I’ve got to make her mine.

This time I’m not letting her go.

I realize now, she is the only one.

Over 75,000 words in this second chance standalone romance filled with steamy adventures and an HEA that will leave you breathless and satisfied.

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Book Review: Vendetta In Death by JD Robb

I received this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis

When a family man is tortured, killed and dumped in front of his home for all the world to see, Eve Dallas knows she is on the hunt for a particularly dangerous killer. But death uncovers secrets and the killer leaves a note revealing the victim to be far from the family man he appears.

As Eve works to link victim and killer, another body is found. Another man with a dark and murky past.

The race is on before the killer strikes again but Eve must wrestle with her demons and her conscience as she decides whether she really wants to protect men who may just deserve everything they get…

Review

Men! Beware! Lady Justice is out looking for revenge!

This was the feeling of this book. It’s my first “In Death” book and I must say I quite enjoyed it. Took me a while to read because life but read it I did. It’s great reading about two strong female lead characters. They’re strong, work together as a team and lift each other up.

JD Robb did a great job of this story. I always enjoy a good crime novel but very seldom find one with a good female presence. Women are usually the victim but, not in this story. Here you’re bound to find women as victim, cop, perpetrator.

If you enjoy a good crime novel, this is a good one to read.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book Review: The Pact by Amy Heydenrych

I received this book by Jonathan Ball Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:

What if a prank leads to murder?

When Freya arrives at her dream job with the city’s hottest start-up, she can’t wait to begin a new and exciting life, including dating her new colleague Jay. However, Nicole, Jay’s ex and fellow employee, seems intent on making her life a misery.

After a big deadline, where Nicole continually picks on her, Freya snaps and tells Jay about the bullying and together they concoct a revenge prank. The next morning, Nicole is found dead in her apartment . . .

Is this just a prank gone wrong? Or does Freya know someone who is capable of murder – and could she be next?

Review:

Who is it? Is it Jay? Julian? Kate? Freya? Who did it? The question I kept asking while reading this book.

The story goes back and forth into the lives of Freya and Isla. We learn about what brought them here to this point in their lives. What makes them survivors of sexual abuse.

It’s a story of bullying in the workplace. A story of sexual harassment. A story of how easy predators get away with this type of abuse because they have money and power. Or so they think.

I loved the plot twist at the end!

This book was well written and I’m sure touched something in readers who have experienced this type of abuse in their lives some way or another.

A great read. And I understand why the hype was about. Well done to Amy Heydenrych

Book Review: Always Mine/Always Yours (Roommate Duet #6) Liam & Maddie by Kennedy Fox

Synopsis

Always Mine #1

College parties, beer, and one-night stands—that was my life.

Now, I hunt down criminals, ethically or not, but if no one’s asking, then I’m not telling. Drinking and women are still included, though I can’t seem to forget the girl who almost gave me her virginity. She would’ve until I realized she was too young, and I wasn’t looking to get thrown into jail.

In a twist of fate, we’re reunited, except she’s no longer underage but still equally off-limits. After ignoring her relentless advances, she starts to wear me down. I only have so much willpower when she’s around, running her smart mouth and showing off her impeccable dance moves.

Just when my restraint starts to crumble, my poor choices finally catch up with me, putting us both in danger.

There’s no easy way to explain why I betrayed her, but I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even if it means breaking her heart

Always Yours #2

Rehearsals, leotards, and textbooks—that was my life.

Dancing is all I’ve ever known, but when Liam’s problems turn everything upside down, I’m thrust into a world I know nothing about. Secrets and betrayal changed the man I’ve fallen for and he isn’t who I thought he was. Regardless, Liam is all I’ve ever wanted and though I’m struggling with my emotions, deep down I’d do anything for him.

When Liam admitted his true feelings, things finally fell into place. Now they’re falling apart. Saving our relationship is his top priority, but keeping him alive is mine. Corruption and power are their game and Liam is nothing more than a pawn. Playing by the rules won’t end well, but I can’t let him fight alone this time.

Our happily ever after is so close I can taste it, but then it quickly crashes and burns, threatening to destroy us. Giving up on the love of my life isn’t an option, but in the end I might not be able to save him.

ALWAYS YOURS is a slow-burn, intense romance wrapped up in a suspenseful beautiful love story. It’s book 2 in the Liam & Madelyn duet and must be read in order.

My Review

Well now…

I have waited for this duet since I read Mason’s & Sophie’s story MONTHS ago. Then on 7 January 2020, I received my pre-ordered copy of Always Mine and refused to read it until I received the second book. Why? Because I knew that Kennedy Fox would end book 1 with a cliffhanger and I would want to dive into book 2 immediately. And… that’s exactly what happened.

I loved how we got to see how they really met even after getting to know each of these two from the beginning of this series.

Maddie said she was going to break Liam down and boy did she. Liam knew exactly what he was doing with her and it all worked out in the end.

I especially loved how we still got to see the other characters we got to know from the previous duets as well and got to journey with them and watch them grow.

This book had me going through all the feels and I can only imagine what the authors were going through when writing it.

Maddie, the youngest of the Corrigan sisters. Liam the reckless one of the three friends. The just fit. They’re both carefree characters, it made sense that they would end up together. Their banter is hilarious. Maddie and her sassy mouth had me in stitches for the most part, but she had me in tears when she discovers how Liam really feels and the lengths he would go to protect her.

This is a slow-burn suspenseful romance that will have you turning the pages laughing and in tears.

My rating for this book is 41/2 / 5

Kids Book Review: Superhero Gran by Timothy Knapman; Illustrated by Joe Berger

I received a copy of this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers for an honest review

Synopsis

All Grans are great and full of fun, but we know one who can make every day the best… our Superhero Gran!

Gran may not look like a superhero, but she can plan super sleepovers, tells super-funny stories, and she can even put together super disguises!

A humorous celebration of all the amazing things a gran can do, perfect for special grans and their superhero grandchildren.

My Reveiw:

This story is sooooo cute! It’s the story of grandmothers and how great they are.

I’ve been told that it’s a grandparent’s prerogative to spoil their grandkids! In my experience… this is the truth!

This little story explains how super cool grandma’s are and how they do things that mom and dad don’t necessarily do for kids.

I loved reading it and I am sure all children will enjoy hearing about how their grandma is a superhero, because let’s face it, grandma’s are super cool!

My Rating: 5/5

Book Review: The Hitman’s Desire: A Mafia Romance (John’s book Book 1)

Synopsis:

When you’re almost killed, not once, but twice, finding out your father is a mafia boss doesn’t seem so bad.
What is bad, though, is the feelings I’m trying to hide toward John, my father’s personal assassin.
With his brooding, bad boy aura and intense blue eyes, I know he could command anything from me and I would obey.
His eyes, though sinister, say they want to touch me, to kiss me, to cross that line we know is forbidden.
I feel drawn to him. His presence calls to me like a beacon.
Even though my father took him in and molded him into what he is today—a merciless killer— my father will be even more merciless when it comes to his only heir. Nothing but a brutal and violent death will be waiting for John if my father ever finds out.
But I don’t know if either of us are strong enough to stay away.

(Disclaimer: this is a mature, new adult book with explicit sex scenes and violence. 18+ readers only.)

My Review:

I enjoyed it. Read it in one sitting.

Ruby & John are very protective over each other. They’re both complicated in their own way.

And with all Mafia related stories their has to be some danger. But even this can’t keep them apart. They compliment each other.

It’s a forbidden love story that can’t be kept a secret for long because their emotions give them away.

Book Review: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis:

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

My Review:

WOW! WOW! WOW! I loved this book. Real emotions. Real life.

This was my FIRST Colleen Hoover novel I read. I saw it on Instagram and only heard good things about it and decided to jump on the bandwagon and read it and I have to say… I. AM. NOT. SORRY!

I loved this story. The characters, the tragedy, the love, all relatable. I was able to empathize with these characters especially with how Morgan tried to spare Clara the truth about her father. The way Clara realizes that her mother was as much a victim of the situation as her father was. This story is real life and the emotions we go through.

I am definitely going to be reading more of Colleen Hoover.

BookReview: Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely

Synopsis

All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother’s sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner.
Instead, I’m stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet.
Who thought that was a good idea?
Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I’d love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.)
And I’d love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn’t fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.)
As long as I can make it through the holidays I’ll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me.

My Review

Fun, flirty, insta-love! 

Two people who has sworn off love after being hurt click. And we all know what happens when you just click with someone. 

Vaughan & Quinn’s story was just adorable. A little holiday romance was all they planned for. Quinn being the planner that she is hates surprises. Vaughan on the other hand doesn’t seem to mind it one bit. After a roll in the hay and an incredible attraction to one another love blooms and a very special delivery lands on their doorstep just in time for Christmas. That’s all the spoilers I’m giving you😁!!! 

Lauren Blakely has written a quirky little Christmas love fest. It’s a fun, flirty and a quick read that gets you up and in the mood to ask Santa for the love you life under the tree this year!  

5 star rating

Book Review: Scoring the Keeper’s Sister by Delancey Stewart

I loved this book. I started with Scoring a Soulmate. I found it easy to read and funny. I couldn’t put it down. I especially loved that they kept doubting Mr. Match. I love that we are interacting not only with the main characters, but with Mr. Match himself.

I was in stitches. I was angry. I cried. I felt what the characters felt. I was apart of this book.

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I have a feeling this is a series I am going to enjoy.

Synopsis

Soulmates don’t always start as friends. Sometimes they start as enemies. And sometimes they need cheese to help seal the deal…

ERICA:  Signing up for a matchmaking service was not my idea.

But when Andrew-the-Hand-Model dumped me, my brother suggested I try Mr. Match. And I figured it couldn’t hurt. As it was, I’d never get away from meathead moron soccer players (since my brother plays keeper for the South Bay Sharks and I manage PR for the team.) But Mr. Match is a moron too because he matched me with a guy I see at work every day. A guy who has a different girl on his arm at every turn. And a soccer player.

Fernando Fuerte, the “Fuerte Fire,” is one guy I can assure you is NOT my match. 

FERNANDO: Getting girls is not a problem.

Getting girls who care about something besides my status as the South Bay Sharks star striker, my salary, and my social status?

Yeah. That’s the problem. So when my buddy Max tells me he’s actually Mr. Match–the secret proprietor of San Diego’s hottest matchmaking app, I let him convince me to try it. 

And Erica Johnson is not actually a bad match–only she doesn’t seem to agree. And then there’s the small matter of her being in the middle of trying to save the team (and me) when the owner’s ex brings to light some, ahem, unsavory accusations about me…

And then there’s her enormous and disapproving twin brother…

And there’s something about cheese, too. 

But if I have my way? Erica will definitely be my match.

Book Review: Sleighing Mr. Right by Hope Ford

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Synopsis

Sleighing Mr. Right
An Alpha Older Man and Curvy Younger Woman Romance

Candy
I’m looking for Mr. Right and he needs to check off everything on my list.
I think I found him… that is until I find out there’s something he’s not telling me.
He lied to me because of my crazy list. But maybe what I thought was a “big no” is actually a “big yes.”
Now, I have to figure out how to make him my Mr. Right… instead of my Mr. Right Now.

Cane
I had given up on women. She had given up on Christmas. We both take a risk and find out we are exactly what each other needs.
But when I keep something hidden from her, something that is a “big no” on her list, she walks away.
If she gives me a chance, I’m going to prove to her that I want to be her man… her family… her forever.

This is a Steamy, Sweet, Short Story Romance. No Cliffhangers.
This is the first book in the Curves For Christmas Series.
If you love short romances with insta love, hot love scenes, and a sweet story, then this one is for you.

My Review

This was a cute short romance. Talk about insta love. I guess you just know when you’ve found the one. The characters were easy to love. Cane was the perfect gentleman and knew exactly what he wanted when he saw Candy for the first time. He went after it and fell instantly. Candy couldn’t help but tick off all the items on her list getting to know him. They were a match made in heaven. Until… she discovers his secret, one that she wasn’t prepared for.

Christmas time tends to make us all soppy and this little romance did exactly that for me. The author got me into the book. I’m a hopeless romantic, but I don’t always believe in love at first sight. This book makes you believe in it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Really a quick read to get you into the holiday spirit and all warm and fuzzy about love and hope.

My Rating: 4 stars