My Torin by K. Webster

My Torin by K. Webster

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 244

Good Reads Summary: I’m a freak, a misfit, an odd end.
Abandoned and unloved.
But my happiness is so close I can taste it.

Until he shows up.

Gorgeous, expensive, and all man.
Sad brown eyes and a brilliant smile.
And he wants me to go with him.

His intentions are hidden.
His motives are unclear.
Yet, I leave with him because there’s no happiness here.

What he promises feels too good to be true…
A castle. A fortune. And horses too.

It’s too easy.
Nothing in my life has ever been easy.

What’s the catch?
There’s always a catch.

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Five thousand stars!

This book. I was on Facebook Sunday and literally EVERYONE was speaking of this book! I had to get my hands on it. I had to check this out. It is my very first from the incredible K. Webster, and it will be the first of MANY! This author writes GOLD.

I will try to be as spoiler free as possible with my review. The book begins with a prologue that sinks its hooks into you and you are in it until the end. We meet Casey Doe. Casey is a young woman on the cusp of her 18th birthday. She has had a rough life, she is not your average normal teenager girl, far from it.

Enters Tyler Kline, possible knight in shining armor. He swoops in and saves Casey, but ends up giving her Torin.

“She stifles my breath sometimes. Simply from looking at her. Like just her presence sucks the breath right from my lungs.”

Torin is complicated, he is beautiful, he is smart. Casey is exactly what he needs, but will she accept him for who he is?

This beautiful story is filled a subject matter that doesn’t get written about enough. It is all about DIVERSITY. More and more authors need to add this into their writings. Why should love be with just a normal man and woman, two perfect humans with no problems. Sure, its fiction. Why can’t we have more flawed people in books? Because that is what we all are in real life any ways.

Holy Cannoli Batman. All I am saying is you need to check out this book and this author, because I did and I am so happy to have found her! On to the next review and it is another book by K. Webster and it’s on AMAZON’S BANNED LIST! Check it out next!

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Release Boost for The Banker by Piper Rayne

Title: The Banker
Series: Modern Love #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2017



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Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr.
Right, and not just Mr. Right Now?
 
My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just
caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really,
what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks. 
Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting
that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?) 
Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I
have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is
that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents
kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine. 
So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in
Lennon Hart’s dictionary. 
Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and
place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance
meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business. 
It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking
man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money.
I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful. 
Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because
Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING. 

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We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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“I trusted once. I won’t make that mistake again…”
An ugly childhood and devastating betrayal have left 25-year-old Cain Jensen scarred inside and out. Protecting himself means keeping everyone at arm’s length and protecting others means never getting emotionally involved. In the three years since he’s joined an underground vigilante group, every life he saves helps ease the guilt of the ones that were lost to him so long ago. So when he’s sent to a remote cabin in the Cascade Mountains just north of Seattle to follow up on the disappearance of his boss’s co-worker, his only thought is to see that justice is served, no matter what the circumstances.
But nothing he’s ever experienced has prepared the cold-hearted and very straight Cain for who he finds on that mountain…or the intense need to suddenly offer more than just protection.



“I’ve finally managed to break free, but I’ve never felt more trapped in my entire life…”
Ethan Rhodes has been running for six months, but it’s never fast enough, it’s never far enough. At 30 years old, the talented ER Doctor should be spending his days saving other people’s lives, not worrying about his own. But he knows that the four years of physical and emotional abuse he’s suffered at the hands of his volatile ex are nothing compared to what will happen when Ethan runs out of places to hide, especially after taking something from the man he once was sure would be the love of his life.
A violent episode that has Ethan narrowly escaping death leads to a quiet cabin in the mountains where his battered body will have time to heal before he and the young girl relying on him need to run again. But everything changes with the arrival of a mysterious stranger who threatens to give Ethan something he’d finally accepted was gone forever…hope.



“I didn’t see this coming. I don’t think he did either…”
To get to the truth, Cain must first get through Ethan’s defenses, but watching the other man’s walls start to come down forces Cain to face his own past. And as the tremulous connection between the two men grows and gives way to something more, both will need to decide if they’re willing to risk giving each other the one thing that has cost them so much in the past…trust.



Will two men who’ve vowed never to let someone close again let down their guard long enough to find each other, or will they let their pasts determine their future?
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From Ethan’s perspective…



Another round of tears threatened as I settled my hands on my lap to try and cover my flaccid cock. I kept my eyes on the ground as Cain got the shower going. A sliver of relief went through me when I saw that the owner of the cabin had installed a handrail in the shower. Which meant even if I needed help getting into the shower, at least I’d be able to stand on my own once I was in there.



And that meant only another minute or two of humiliation and then I’d finally have a few moments to myself to try and pull it together.



That was my thought.


Reality, as usual, turned out to be a cruel bitch.

Because as soon as I latched my hands on the rail and Cain removed his arm from my waist, my knees buckled. I would have hit the tile had Cain not had the reflexes he had.
I lost it at that point. I was just done.
Utterly done.
The sobs crawled up from my belly so painfully that no amount of wishing them away would have mattered.
I had nothing left.
I stood there, naked and broken with water raining down on me and finally wished Eric had finished what he’d started yesterday.
He’d won.
Even if I was still pulling oxygen into my lungs, he’d won.
I let my knees buckle hoping Cain would just let me slide to the ground and leave me there in peace, but I wasn’t that lucky. I waited for him to pull me back out of the shower, but he didn’t. Nor did he say anything. I was barely aware of him shifting his body a few times, but I didn’t have the energy to look at him or even beg him to leave me alone.
All I had was grief.
Grief for everything I’d lost. Grief for the man I’d once been…that foolish, stupid man who’d walked blindly to the gates of hell and begged to be admitted.
Cain finally moved me, but it wasn’t to help me out of the shower. No, it was to move me forward, and to my disbelief, I felt his big body pushing up against me as he climbed in with me, fully clothed.
A new round of wracking, painful cries erupted from my throat at the gesture and I wanted to both tear myself away from him and lean back against him at the same time.
“Shhh, just let it out, Ethan,” Cain whispered and I swore I felt his lips against the spot where my neck met my shoulder. “I’ve got you.”
I shook my head because I couldn’t let myself believe that.
That he had me.

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Although Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer as a teenager, she didn’t take the plunge until March of 2015 when she released her first novel as an independent author. Since then, she has released more than a dozen books including the Amazon best-selling “Barretti Security” series, “Finding” series and “Protectors” series. While she initially began writing M/F romance, she found her true passion writing gay romance and all four of her most recent releases reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Gay Romance bestseller list and Freeing Zane, her final book in the Barretti Security series, made it to Amazon’s overall bestseller list. Sloane was born in Germany and grew up in Virginia and Wisconsin. Although she currently lives in Wisconsin, the place where she has always felt most at home is Seattle and many of her books take place in the Emerald city. Although she is unmarried, a menagerie of 2 dogs and 3 cats keeps her busy enough and 3 young nieces take care of the rest of her free time. Sloane loves being able to share her passion for romance with readers and she is truly humbled by all the support she’s received from fans and fellow authors alike.




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Release Blitz for Tempting the Flames by Em Petrova

Title: Tempting the Flames
Series: Where There’s Smoke #2
Author: Em Petrova
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: April 11, 2017

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Where there’s smoke, Ryan is eager to jump into the flames.

Ryan, aka Blaze, is a California smokejumper whose motto is “grab life by the balls and hold on tight.” He refuses to accept defeat, and that’s why he fights the world’s biggest wildfires. He loves his job, and it’s even better with a certain quirky woman making a documentary about their team. Every time she’s around, Blaze has a hard time zipping his jumpsuit.

Scarlett is only interested in finishing this documentary for her dissertation. She isn’t into Blaze’s rugged good looks and crooked smile. The two of them are just buddies—who see each other naked, that is. Between his rough hands and heart of gold, Scarlett wonders how she will be able to walk away once she’s finished filming. But maybe she won’t need to. 

When the smoke clears… 

Do people fall in love after only a few days? Blaze’s idea might be crazy enough to work. When he says, “I bet you can’t handle a man like me forever,” Scarlett is head-over-heels enough to try. Which means a wild trip to the justice of the peace and a wedding dinner at IHOP is in order.

But now that the fire’s died down and reality has hit, she doesn’t want Blaze in the path of danger. Not when she had everything to lose. And Blaze damn well isn’t giving up the only thing he’s been passionate about. As they fight to build a life out of lust, will they be able to create something out of the ashes?




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Scarlett’s heart slammed so hard against her ribs that it robbed her of breath. Through the lens of her video camera, she focused on the little figures falling out of the sky.

“When are they opening their chutes?” Her voice sounded too nervous for her own ears. If she was going to film this documentary on the California Smokejumpers, she needed to put on her warrior girl bra and panties because she was going to need to toughen up. She had a month with a group of firefighters who jumped out of a plane with everything they needed strapped to their persons, and so far, she couldn’t even watch them jump without feeling dizzy.

At her side, Joe, the base camp manager for the team, shot her a wry smile. “They’ll deploy their chutes soon enough.”

Just then, several popped open and the small figures were tugged upward by air currents.

“Wow.” Scarlett smiled from behind her camera as she filmed them floating down, down, like dandelion fluff on the wind.

“Stand back along the edge here,” Joe instructed. “We’ll want to give them a big landing zone, though they’re often pretty accurate.”

“Do any ever land in the trees?” She glanced away from the lens in time to see the forty-something, rugged guy wince.

“Had two landing accidents last year. Not bad, but I’m hoping for a better track record this season. It’s why we’re practicing our jumps so often these days.”

“How do they steer themselves?”

“By moving the lines of their parachutes.”

Her palms began to sweat as a figure loomed closer and closer until his feet hit the ground.

“See how he’s got his knees together and bent? Makes for a softer landing,” Joe said as the guy rolled onto his side and came up grinning. He didn’t hesitate a moment before he started coiling in his parachute. In seconds he had it stuffed away and was pulling objects from his fire suit.

“These men and women need to be ready to hit the ground running.” Joe cupped his hand around his mouth and hollered to the others touching down on earth. “You’ve got only about a minute, jumpers! Haul ass if you don’t want toilet duty when we get back to base!”

Several huffs of laughter sounded, but Scarlett heard the threat in Joe’s tone. The manager was as serious as a heart attack when it came to his crew and running a tight ship. She’d spoken to him at length before persuading him to allow her to make this documentary for her dissertation.

She was a step away from receiving her doctorate in environmental sciences. The step seemed rather big to her, because it meant living, eating, and breathing smokejumpers for the next month. Before now, she’d believed she was prepared.

As the guys strode toward her and Joe, faces fierce with something she recognized as determination, more adrenaline hit her system.

Big guys and roped with muscle, judging by the rolling way they walked. She swallowed hard and forced herself not to take a step back.

She spent her days in the library. For fun she had geek-a-thons of Firefly and Harry Potter. She was far from her element out of doors, surrounded by men who harnessed the power of wildfires.

She glanced up, her gaze traveling what seemed like forever over powerful thighs, a broad chest, and thick shoulders. She stopped breathing altogether. Maybe the last time her heart had knocked, it had finally given out. Because surely she was looking at a god.
Or archangel.

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Em Petrova was raised by hippies in the wilds of Pennsylvania but told her parents at the age of four she wanted to be a gypsy when she grew up. She has a soft spot for babies, puppies and 90s Grunge music and believes in Bigfoot and aliens. She started writing at the age of twelve and prides herself on making her characters larger than life and her sex scenes hotter than hot.

She burst into the world of publishing in 2010 after having five beautiful bambinos and figuring they were old enough to get their own snacks while she pounds away at the keys. In her not-so-spare time, she is fur-mommy to a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff and works as editor with USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.

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Release Boost for Hard Ball by Heather Stone!!

Title: Hard Ball
Author: Heather Stone
Genre: Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2017

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Arrogant.
Womanizer.
Sexy as hell.
These are all words that have been used to describe my best friend. They might be true, but to me, he’s just Cole Calloway. The one person who has always been there. Now it’s my turn to reciprocate. Coming off an injury, Cole needs me. I won’t let him down.
It’s easy to fall back into old habits with friends, but with Cole something is different. He’s different with me. The touches are gentler. His eyes linger on me. There’s something there that wasn’t before. My heart flutters just a little too much every time I look at him. What’s the worst that could happen if I stopped overthinking and just let go?
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Release Blitz! CHASING KADE BY ANNA PAIGE

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Title: Chasing Kade

Series: Thrill of the Chase #1

Author: Anna Paige

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 17, 2017

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There’s no such thing as too much fun…

Wrong.

Incredibly, immeasurably, categorically false.

Try: It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in the tabloids.

Again.

Kade Edenfield was rock royalty. If every rock god in history gathered for dinner, his seat would be at the head of the table. He was that good. His band was elevated to a level few ever reached, and he was having the time of his life.

Until one misstep too many landed him on the front page of every gossip rag around the globe, and the band’s label decided to saddle them with a PR priss whose sole mission in life was to suck the fun right out of his.

He wanted her gone.

Until he realized he just plain wanted her.

Aubrey Taylor didn’t ask to be assigned to babysit a band full of troublemakers, but she wasn’t given a choice. Wanted or not, she intended to fix the mess they’d made. She’d do it quickly, efficiently, and then she’d get the hell out of there. Unfortunately, after meeting their openly hostile singer—the one with the notoriously menacing stare—it was clear she was in over her head. When Kade made a point to challenge her at every turn, unafraid of using intimidation to get her to back down, she found herself in even deeper trouble.

While she ‘officially’ resented and feared him, their power struggle secretly turned her on.

She desperately wanted to win their little standoff, but what was she supposed to do when she realized she wanted him even more? 

 

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#1

 

I took her small, soft hand into my much larger one and gave it a firm shake. “Call me Kade,” I told her in an almost friendly tone. Her astronomical hotness level didn’t cancel out my feelings about her being there. “With two Mr. Edenfield’s and twins to boot, it’s hard enough to tell us apart. No need to make it harder.” 

 

She nodded and looked down to where I still held her hand in mine, her eyes skimming the tattoos that snaked up my exposed forearm. I let her look her fill, taking the opportunity to do the same. She was a head shorter than me, though most women were; her eyes were definitely gray but I was willing to bet they would look blue under the right circumstances. Her perfume was subtle, crisp with a hint of musk. I had to fight not to lean in and smell her. 

 

Her eyes suddenly flashed to mine, as if she knew I was close to doing just that, and she tugged her hand away, stepping back. “James says I’ll be sharing a bus with you and your brother, is that all right?”

 

“James?” I chuckled at her formality. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone call him that.”

 

“It’s his name, isn’t it?” She frowned, tossing a glance over at Jimmy like she thought maybe she’d been calling him the wrong name. 

 

“Yeah, everyone just calls him Jimmy, that’s all.”

 

Her mouth formed a perfect ‘o’ and I had the disturbing urge to reach up and sweep my thumb across her lips. 

“Does it bother him to be called James?” She sounded worried. “I just assumed…”

 

I put a hand out and lightly touched her shoulder, trying to calm the panicked look in her eyes. I was only partially motivated by my almost uncontrollable need to have my hands on her. “Relax, polite police. You’re gonna pop a blood vessel. It’s not as serious as all that. We’re just really informal. You’ll get used to it.” I looked her up and down, assessing her outfit. “Trust me, in no time we will have you in ripped jeans and concert tees.” I smiled. 

 

Why was I smiling at her? And why couldn’t I seem to stop?

 

She shook her head, frowning. “I don’t think my boss…”

 

I glanced around the parking lot. “Is your boss here?”

 

“Well, no…” She hedged, looking intrigued. 

 

“Then who cares? Besides, if you’re going to travel with us and be at all of our events, wearing formal looking stuff like that,” I motioned the length of her body, “will make you stick out.”

 

She did that shoulder squaring thing again, trying to slip back into her uptight niche where she felt safe. “I’m not here to party with the band or fall into the groupie crowd, Kade. I’m here to pull your collective asses out of the fire.”

 

The way my name rolled off her lips made my dick spring to life. 

 

Not good. At. All. 

 

And the no-nonsense persona she was working so hard to maintain was making her even hotter than she already was. 

 

“Now, back to the issue of my lodging,” she began, “is it agreeable that I stay on the bus with you and your brother?”

 

I had to bite my cheek to keep from laughing, she was hilariously uptight. I’d work on that, though. “Yes, Aubrey, it’s agreeable. Or would you prefer to be called Miss Taylor?”

 

“And why would you assume it’s not Mrs.?” She bit back at my snarky tone. 

 

I glanced at her left hand and shrugged. “No ring, and what husband in his right mind would leave his wife all alone with five bed-hopping, bar-brawling, trouble-making rock stars?”

 

“I’m happy to hear that you’re aware of your shortcomings.”

 

“Nothing about me is short, sweetheart.” I quipped, giving her a slow wink.

 

Shit, I was flirting with her. What was the matter with me?

 

Her eyes flashed and she narrowed them on me as she looked up. “I didn’t work this hard for this long to allow the likes of you to call me sweetheart, Mr. Edenfield. You are to address me only as Aubrey or Ms. Taylor, understand? I am not now, nor will I ever be, your damn sweetheart.”

 

She spun on her heel and stalked off in the other direction, probably to gather her stuff. 

 

She was self-righteous, uptight, judgmental, and too prissy for her own good. 

 

God help me, everything about her turned me on. 

 

#2

 

Kade Edenfield was a violent man. 

 

The whole world knew it, had heard the stories and seen the reports about the assault charge in Missouri last year. 

 

He was huge, and short-tempered, and he didn’t like me one damn bit. 

 

Yeah, I was afraid of Kade Edenfield. 

 

And if that wasn’t problem enough, he also turned me on. 

 

That menacing stare he was so known for? Yep, made my heart gallop like a racehorse.

 

The hard lines of his face, the steely set of his jaw, even the downward turn of his mouth when he argued with me today; it all made me hot. Embarrassingly hot. Unprofessionally hot. Pathetically hot. 

 

He was a far cry from my usual type, my last serious relationship—several years ago—having been with a rather boring accountant with no discernible sense of humor. Now, I was panting after music’s most notorious bad boy. I must have lost my damn mind, and if I wasn’t careful to hide the attraction, I’d lose my job too. Not that I would ever do anything about it, but it was definitely a problem I hadn’t anticipated when I was given the assignment. I assumed I’d dislike him, and maybe I did, to a degree. But not all of me was afraid of him, and that was what worried me most. 

 

#3

 

I turned back to the table, not wanting to look at Kade. “Are you aware of how many groups have formed strictly for the two of you?” I asked Kane, navigating away from the hoo-ha pic as quickly as possible and looking up the largest group I’d found. “This one is dedicated strictly to the pursuit of ‘doubling down’ with the Edenfield twins. It’s scary how many thousands—thousands—of members are in this group. All looking to hook up with the two of you. I only found it because the recent pics of Kade have been photoshopped so many times by this group. They’re using a mirror image of Kade, shifting it until it looks like both of you are there, then adding themselves to the pic so they appear to be sandwiched between the two of you. And some of them look startlingly real. That’s how I discovered the group to begin with, I was half-convinced the pics were genuine when I first saw them.” 

 

My fingers flew over the keys, navigating the discussion boards. “They even have ‘elite’ and ‘platinum’ members who all swear they have hooked up with at least one of you—those are platinum—and sometimes both of you—that would be the highly-coveted elite status.” I rolled my eyes, scrolling the list. It was suspiciously long, which made it even less believable than it already was.

 

Kane leaned over, eyeing the list. “I’d like to think I’d remember all of those.” 

 

“Yeah, but a few might be legit.” This from Kade. 

 

Kane and I both spun to look at him. 

 

“The fuck, dude?” Kane cut his eyes to me. “That’s on the ‘need to know’ list and she didn’t need to know.” 

 

I sat there for a minute trying to school my expression so that they couldn’t see the shock on my face. My mind was trying to formulate a response but I couldn’t conjure a single appropriate reaction. 

 

“Oh, I’m sure she already knows all of our dirty little secrets. How else can she be expected to fix us if she doesn’t know exactly how fucked up we really are?” He glared at me. “Bet that’s why she’s so afraid. She’s seen all the skeletons in the closet.” 

 

“She didn’t know, dumbass. Look at her.” Kane sounded concerned enough that I was momentarily convinced he’d start snapping his fingers in my face to try and check my response.  “She’s… I don’t know what to call it… stunned? Appalled?” 

 

“Intrigued?” Kade hungrily dragged his gaze along my face and neck.  

 

 


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Anna Paige is the author of the Broken series; Broken Ground, Flawlessly Broken, and All the Broken Pieces, as well as the Thrill of the Chase series. The first TotC novel–Chasing Kade–is releasing in March.

 

She lives in a rural town in North Carolina where the only activity is the rhythmic color change of the solitary stoplight and a very real threat of being carried away by mosquitoes. The only alternative to terminal boredom is writing, making life interesting if only on the page. 

 

Anna is happily married, with one amazing son and a pair of hilarious pets. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to make a dent in her TBR pile. Given that she’s constantly adding new titles to the list, the chances of her ever finishing are slim. 

 

And she’s completely fine with that.

 

 

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Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus

Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus

Genre: Romance, Contemporary romance, Sports Romance

Pages: 256 pages

Published:  October 9th 2016

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble

Goodreads Summary: From the USA Today and AMAZON best seller, HJ Bellus, comes a sexy standalone romance: Pinky Promise.

Baylor Jones and Stayton (State) Blake
Two lost souls raised on the streets. Young children vowing to always protect each other. He was only nine but he was her protector and best friend for years.

Even when thrown in foster care he took care of her always like a king to his queen. A silent pinky promise shared between, it was their secret protection to one another.

Then one morning he was gone. Leaving Baylor on her own to battle the streets and more importantly life in the Kings all by herself.

“I will love you, even if I never see you again.”

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️

My Review:  This story begins with Baylor and State as children. After a tragedy takes away their parents, they are sent to an orphanage. Once State is adopted and Baylor isn’t she was sure she would never see him again.

Flash forward ten or so years and Baylor is working three jobs and trying to put her self through college and she hasn’t heard from State since the day he was adopted. That is until one night she is work as a waitress and he happens to be sitting at one of her tables with a bunch of his friends from college.

Now, what happens when they see each other for the first time since they were kids was very awkward, even for me and I have read a bunch of weird books. He just reaches out and grabs her pinky finger. That’s not really the weird part, but it was the fact that she was angry with him for being adopted. And they were angry at each other like they had been lovers, like they were madly in love at nine years old, when they were separated.

I grabbed this book prior to even reading a synopsis, because it really had such good ratings. Hundreds of five-star rating. I thought it would be a great read.

I am all for reunited love, but this had so much cheese, I needed some chilli and fries to go with it. It had potential, it did, but it felt rushed and it was really predictable, especially at the end. I had figured out what would be happening early on in the book.

I hate having books that are left unfinished, so I pushed my way through.I felt even in the end there were loose ends. I am not saying its horrible. It isn’t, it just wasn’t for me. It felt childish.  The banter between the two main characters was extremely cheesy and the “drama” was just silly sometimes.

I don’t want to give out spoilers, actually I am not sure if what I am about to say would even be a spoiler, but here goes. State had said he had never even had a girlfriend before…and he wasn’t a virgin. I would think that if he was that “in love” with Baylor, he would have not had sex with other girls, but that is just me.

This is a Kindle Unlimited book, so if you want to check it out, you can for free if you are a member, but I wouldn’t be recommending this to a friend.

Big D by Stephanie Brother

WARNING! This is actually two reviews, the first being Big D by Stephanie Brother and the second being Huge-A Stepbrother Romance also by Stephanie Brother. This is because they were combined in the Kindle version of the book that I purchased.

Big D by Stephanie Brother

Genre: College, Romance, New Adult

Pages: 237 (Trust me, it isn’t this long because it isn’t a full length book, it’s two novella’s together)

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Note: I could not find this book on B&N.

Published: October 16th, 2016

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Goodreads Summary: They call him Big D because he is.
Tall and broad, with muscles so thick and good that all I can think about is getting a grip on his biceps and squeezing.
Then there’s the other reason.
All the girls talk about it. I’m not sure how everyone knows he’s hung like a horse but they do.
I try not to think about it because he’s a popular football player who everybody knows and I’m just the work-focused history major who likes to stay mostly invisible at school. But when my professor pulls me aside and asks if I’d be willing to tutor a failing student, suddenly it’s impossible to ignore.
I’m going to be teaching Big D. If he doesn’t pass he’ll be off the team and they can’t win without him.
We’re going to be together night after night, well, the ones I’m not working. I have two big secrets you see. Huge enough that I know for sure that I’m not right for Big D, even though I wish I was.
In my fantasies I imagine finding out if he really does live up to his name, but when trouble heads in my direction again, Dominic Ramsey might be the only one that can keep me safe.

Big D is a standalone Sports Romance with a happy ever after. It also features HUGE – A  Stepbrother Romance for your continued reading pleasure! Enjoy!

My Review: Big D = Big Disappointment for me. NOW, don’t get me wrong. I really loved the story, it had so much potential, however it was not a book, but a novella. I purchased this without reading a synopsis or a review, so maybe that was my fault. I love big books, but the only thing big in this read was the leading male character’s member. And let me warn you, they talk penis on the first couple of pages, so beware.

Hannah was crushing hard on the football star of her college’s team, Big D. She was assigned to begin tutoring him so that he can stay on the football team, she decided to go along with it because her professor was promising her scholarship money for getting him to pass history class.

Dominic A.K.A Big D, isn’t really like your typical jock. He seemed very caring and sweet and he was very protective, which turns out to be a good thing. He and Hannah take a fast liking to one another, but soon realize it was hard to balance all of the things they were hiding from each other.

Like I said, I did like this story. However, I was disappointed about the length and also the title states this is a sports romance, but they only mention the sports aspect maybe two times other than stating that Dominic plays football. I had my hopes up on a good sports/romance read, so if you are looking for that, look elsewhere.

Also, I stated that it had potential to be a full length book, it really did but the author shut it down quickly. I am not sure if she just didn’t know what angle to use or what happen. It was very interesting, it kept me reading along until the end and I was hooked.

Huge: A Stepbrother Romance also by Stephanie Brother

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Stepbrother.

Pages: 75

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Published: September 2, 2015

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | (I also couldn’t find this one on B&N)

Goodread Summary: I didn’t mean to see it.

It’s his fault for leaving his door open while he was getting changed.

I’ve seen my stepbrothers gorgeous, ripped body before, and have been half in love with him since he moved into my house. He’s cocky and sexy and when he calls me princess I want to punch him in the mouth.

But I’ve never seen a d*ck that big, and now that I have I can’t seem to think of anything else.

I want him, but crossing the line could risk the happiness of our new home.
Harrison would never make the first move, so I guess I’m going to have to find a way.

And the masked Halloween party at his best friend’s house seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.

My Review: Okay, so I am going to out on a limb here and say that the author has a fetish for big trouser snakes. And that’s totally fine, I mean, I am a woman and a writer and I know size matters! But the title says it all, this also includes a leading male that is well endowed.

So, this one actually was released a year prior to Big D and it tells the story of Jenna, who is Hannah’s best friend, and Harrison, who is Dominic’s bestie. They are step-siblings and at this time, they are still in high school, I would guess because they are still living with their parent’s.

Jenna was going by Harrison’s room one day and found herself face to face with his penis. He had obviously just gotten out of the shower and left his door open while he was getting dressed. It was all she could think about. She had formed this attraction for him and was plotting a way to be with him without actually “being” with him.

This one was shorter that Big D, but I wanted it to go on further. I wanted to know what happen next. If you are like me and read this book after reading Big D, you will know a little, but not enough to formulate how things went down after the book ended.

All in all, I like both stories, I really did. I just wish they were longer, which is why I can’t rate either of them high. I have to take away, but that’s because I love my books 300+ pages.

When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle

When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle

Genre: Contemporary, New Adult

Pages: 347

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Goodreads Summary: “Marry me.”
“What?” I stared back at him, unblinking.
He moved closer, taking my face in his hands. “I love you, Evie. I look into the future, and the only thing I see clearly is you. Marry me.”

What’s an eighteen-year-old girl who was madly in love with her nineteen-year-old boyfriend say?

Of course, I said yes.

Twenty-four hours later, I married Adam Gunner at a Vegas chapel to the sounds of “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Not the best omen. I get that now.

Then, exactly one week later, I left him. I walked out, leaving behind my wedding ring, annulment papers, and my heart, and he never knew why.

I haven’t seen him since. Not in ten long years.

Now, he’s here, standing before me. Looking at me with nothing but hurt and hatred in his eyes, he wants answers.

Answers I can’t give.

My Review: When I Was Yours is the second book out of the three I have read this weekend that has torn me apart. This book was full of heartache and pain.

Adam spent a full week just watching Evie as she drew on a large rock on the beach outside of his home. A full week it took him to build up the courage to even speak to her. But when he did, it changed his life forever.

Evie and Adam spent full year together having fun in love and then they got married and a week later Evie was gone with no reason. She vanished. Not even a PI could track her down and Adam was left with ten years of pain and questioning. And now she’s back, working at a coffee shop inside of the hotel Adam is living in and he wants answers.

I gave it a four instead of a five because it was predictable, but I still really enjoyed it and felt the angst and tension. The author did a really good job at constructing the characters.

I am not sure if I have ever read anything by this author before because I am so bad at keeping up with the authors because I read so much, but I am definitely going to look for more from her.