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.

My-Thoughts

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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Review: Damaged by R.R. Banks

Damaged by R.R. Banks

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 266

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Goodreads Summary: 10 years ago, I lost her.
Now only Charlotte can melt my cold heart.

I made my billions, and then I built my fortress.
I was alone on my mountain.
Till she came.
I saved her, but she can’t remember her past.
And I can’t forget mine.
The winter storm trapped us together.
But I’ll keep her safe and warm.
With every caress, I’ll show her body what it craves.
With every kiss, I’ll mark her as my woman.
I know someone hurt her.
And that b@stard wants her back.
He doesn’t know who the f*ck he’s messing with.
Charlotte is mine now, and I’ll protect her no matter what.

But will she stay mine when her memories return?

*** This is a full length novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and plenty of steam. ***

My-Thoughts

First of all, let us discuss this beautiful cover. Hello, where can we find this man? Maybe sometimes it is okay to judge a book by its cover because once again that is what I did. I grabbed this one solely on the title and cover.

 

Without given too much away, I will try to discuss this book and explain to you why you should read it!

The author R.R. Banks paints the pictures of each scene and keeps you hanging on, page after page.

Charlotte is invited to join her family on top of a mountain, in a luxurious cabin for Thanksgiving week. However, she does not get to enjoy the time off. She finds her self with amnesia and face to face with a dog named Scout and a man she has never met…or has she?

Micah, a self made millionaire with a past that he is running from. He stays to himself on the mountain with his dog. It turns out that Charlotte is running from her past too and that was exactly what got her into the situation she is in.

Together, they will over come the past and move on. Caution: it does contain sex (duh) and domestic violence.

Review: Quiet Love by Helena Rac

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In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you. Fans of Christina Lauren’s Dark Wild Night won’t want to miss this exciting new release published by Tryst Books!

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About Quiet Love:

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Title: Quiet Love
Author: Helena Rac
Publisher: Tryst Books
Series: Chapters of Love #2
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ASIN: B06WGRJQPB

Synopsis:

Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…

Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…

In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.

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Excerpt:

The night is nothing short of perfect. The air is warm, there’s barely any wind, and the moon is young, so the sky is dark, laced with thousands of stars. We find our spot along the beach, well away from the other stargazers, and set down our sleeping bags, a couple of blankets, and our cooler.
Our eighties playlist is playing softly in the background while we enjoy the night. Daniel takes photos, and every so often he shows me an image he’s caught on camera. I’m in awe. He really is amazing. The way he sees the world is so different from how most of us do – angles and frames and visions that capture the beauty of everything that surrounds us, including the stars. Even in the dark, I can see a twinkle in his eyes, that same look he has when he picks up his camera. Confident. In charge. Sexy.
I squeeze in between Daniel and the telescope and lean into the eyepiece. I’m instantly fascinated by what I see. The star flickers like it’s dancing in the sky. There are hues of red and orange and gold, and it sparkles like a gem.
I’m equally distracted because Daniel is standing right behind me. He hasn’t moved an inch. His chest presses against my back, and I tense for a moment, unsure of his intent. His scent makes its way to me, and my eyes flutter closed for an instant. I inhale and savor the way he makes me feel. My initial tense reaction gives way to a new one – one that confuses me and excites me all at the same time. Goosebumps cover my arms, and my breath hitches in my throat. I can’t help but shiver from the sparks that travel through my body.
His response is not what I expect. Yet, even though I’m afraid to admit it to myself, it’s quite possibly what I hoped for. He wraps his arms around me so they criss-cross just above my waist. He starts to rub my arms, warming my skin and melting the goosebumps – and my whole body. My mind is screaming, Do not cross the friendship boundary! No good can come of it. Thank goodness for my sensible brain. Too bad I don’t always listen to it.
On that thought, I can’t help but relax into him. His strong, lean frame envelops me, and I’m aware of the contours of his body and the heat that radiates between us. I nestle into his shoulder and look up at the stars above us. He buries his nose in my hair and inhales deeply. Here, away from the city lights, it seems as though it’s just Daniel and me and our newfound closeness.
“Hey, there’s a shooting star.” I point to where it’s trailing across the sky. “Did you see it?”
SweetBlissHope you made a wish,” he whispers in my ear, and I swear his lips graze my skin. I shiver again, unable to control my reaction.

Copyright © Quiet Love 2017 by Helena Rac

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About Sweet Bliss:
Title: Sweet Bliss
Author: Helena Rac
Publisher: Tryst Books
Series: Chapters of Love #1
Date Released: November 30,2015
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
ASIN: B01N5Q2HA1

Synopsis:

From debut author Helena Rac, a sassy, sexy comic tale of second-chance romance and the many uses of icing. Tessa loves cupcakes. They’re tasty and comforting, and they’ve made her bakery a success. Men, on the other hand, are unreliable jerks who are bound to break her heart. Even if they’re hot enough to melt her frosting. Tessa is smitten with Luke after a less than graceful encounter on the streets of Chicago, and fate keeps reuniting them. She’s certain he’d be delicious in bed, but there’s just one problem: Tessa’s sworn off long-distance romances, and Luke lives in London. Besides, he’s proven himself to be bad news. Although Tessa’s sexy stranger swears to set aside his player ways after she carries out sweet revenge, she’s far too smart to believe in happily-ever-afters. Luke will need to use every weapon in his arsenal – including a spatula or two – to convince Tessa they’re meant to be together.

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About Helena Rac:

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Life is sweeter with romance novels. That’s why Helena Rac writes contemporary romances about sassy, everyday heroines and swoon-worthy heroes – stories that warm your heart, put a smile on your face, and make you fall in love.

When she’s not writing, Helena loves spending time with her two lovely girls and her incredibly supportive husband. She plays adult by day; enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors; and reads way past her bedtime.

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REVIEW!!!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: April 24th 2017

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 Summary: Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…

Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…

In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.

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Quiet Love is a tale of best friends. Best friends since birth, literally. Growing up together, Daniel and Rose were always best friends. When reaching adulthood, things began to change. So what was the best thing Daniel thought he could do? Leave.

When he returns, are things going to be different? He and Rose become room mates and attempt to go back to normal. But things are different, heated and awkward. One naked mishap and it has both of them scrambling to figure out what was going on.

Will it work or will things get too messy and they lose each other’s friendship? This was a GREAT book! I love friends to lovers romance stories! They are some of the best stories! Daniel and Rose’s relationship is very cool! Once things started moving along, it just felt perfect to me! I loved it!

Review: Illicit by Ava Harrison

Genre: Forbidden love, contemporary romance

Pages: 415 (according to Amazon, however, it seems shorter than that)

Published: April 4th 2017

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Summary: I was never supposed to see him again.
One night of passion with a complete stranger.
My last tryst before senior year.
But I was lost the moment his tempting lips were on my skin.
His intense touch on my body.

It should have ended there.

But he’s not a stranger.
He’s my history teacher.
And wanting him is against the rules.
Off limits.
Forbidden.

Illicit.

my-thoughts I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have been doing reviews for awhile now so you all most likely know my favorites. I like taboo love and forbidden love. So this was right up my alley.

Honest to God, I didn’t read the synopsis or anything prior to reading this book. Going in, I had no clue it would contain forbidden love. Somehow, I was able to predict exactly what was going to happen from the get go and that’s why I can only give it 3.5 stars.

Carson and Lynn’s story is great though, just not that original. If you go through my past reads, there are several that follow the same lines as this one.

Lynn and her friends were hanging out at the Hamptons for one last hurrah prior to her senior year of high school. She was suppose to be having the time of her life, but instead she ends up alone at the beach.

Carson, also at the party, was just too bored with the scene. He wanted to start his life, he was tired of the partying. He, too, ended up alone on the beach, or so he thought.

When Lynn and Carson meet, they both were seeing stars. But a few days later, reality struck when Carson turns out to be first period, Mr. Blake. Lynn was shocked to say the least.

However forbidden as their romance was, they were unable to stay away from one another. Drawn together like a moth to a flame. They shared a lot of similarities when it came to their families.

Regardless of the predictable plot, it is still a good read.

Review: Chasing Kade

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rockstar Romance 

Pages: 424 

Published: March 17th 2017

SUMMARY: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?


I received an ARC for an honest review.
Rockstars…ya gotta love em. But sometime they tend to get into trouble and that’s when PR is called in to clean up the mess.
That is exactly what happen in this book. The band Thrill of the Chase screams scandal. 
Brooding twin brothers Kade and Kane, along with three other hot rockers and you are in for a treat!
Audrey thought she knew exactly what she was getting into when she walked on board the tour bus. She was there to clean up the mess and prevent them from happening again, only its not that easy.
Her life had been uprooted not long ago with tragedy and she just wanted to recover. With her best friend and ex therapist being the little bug in her ear telling her to go for it doesn’t help.
Chemistry with both Kade and Kane! But Kane was just a friend….right? And Kade? How could she fall for someone like him? He was a troublemaker…or was he?

Review: This Time by A.J Warner

Genre: Contemporary

Pages: 192

Published: February 4th 2017

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Summary: Alison Scott never believed in such things as destiny or fate, but she did think that everything happened for a reason. So, when her life and marriage crumble before her eyes, she picks herself up out of the rubble and forges a new way.

Ethan Glenn worked hard to build his life, never taking time to really live. When Alison crosses his path again, sparks soar, sexual fantasies collide with reality, and Ethan wants more. He wants to be her everything.

Brought together by the destruction of their pasts, their hunger for each other could be the very thing that destroys them.

What happens when distance and circumstance threaten to stand in the way of this love? How do they cope when all that they want is everything time won’t let them have?

My Rating: 5 Stars

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I was given the opportunity to read this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first A.J. Warner book for me and boy, it was a roller-coaster ride. In this book, we meet Alison Scott. Alison is a mother of two children and a wife who has had enough.of her of no good husband Tyler. He treated her like dirt and she realized she couldn’t take it any more. So she calls the cops on him and files for divorce. Will it be enough to keep him away?

Shortly after, she is reunited with Ethan Glenn. He had totally brushed her off him high school, and now he really regretted doing so. Ethan and Alison started up a friendship via Facebook. The chemistry between these two was electric! But can she trust him? After everything that has happen in her past, can she find a way to move forward?

Check this one out if you are a sucker for second chances!

Cover Reveal! One Special Love by Abby Gale and Sienna Grant

COVER REVEAL and it looks HOT!


Title: One Special Love

AUTHORS: Abby Gale & Sienna Grant

COVER DESIGNER: Popkitty Design

Release Date: March 28th 2017

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SYNOPSIS:

ASHTON KENNEDY

My life stopped after I lost the love of my life before we even had the chance to begin.

But now my heart has found another reason to start beating again.

ACACIA WINTERS

He’s a walking contradiction. One minute he’s rude and cold, the next, caring and passionate. He enters my life and steals my heart with his deeply engrained scars.

Can he let go of the ghost from his past and let me in?

APRIL ESTELLE

This isn’t my story; I’m just the spectator in the background.

And I’m dead.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!


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Review: Vicious by L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance, NA

Pages: 328

Published: December 27th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary: Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.
Vicious

She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.

My Rating: 5 STARS!

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First off, let me begin by saying this was my very first L. J. Shen and I devoured it.

Baron “Vicious” Spencer was an asshole. A complete utter asshole who treated Emilia like dirt. He called her “Help” because her family was the help for his family. They lived in an apartment that adjoined his mansion.

When Emilia “Millie” first met Vicious, they were both in high school and of course they were vastly different. Vicious is rich and the king of their high school as Millie is the daughter of servants.

Very soon after her parents start working for the Spencer family, she is asked to go to Vicious  and talk to him, however what she found when she went looking for him starts a avalanche. She over heard him arguing with someone and he caught her outside of the door and from that point he hated her. He thought she knew something she didn’t.

He started calling her “Help” and being so mean. When he found out she was dating his best friend Dean, he was furious at the both of them. Eventually he comes up with a plan to get rid of her. And it worked. She left her family and their town and did not return.

Ten years later, Mille is living in the big apple with her little sister. She is trying to work two jobs and support the two of them. She is artist, just like Vicious knew she would be. One day, he shows up at the restaurant she is working at.

Ten years and Vicious can’t seem to get Millie out of his mind.When he sees her again, he offers to help her. He gives her a job and a safe place to live. He even sold a piece of his company in order to stay in New York.

You really want to have Vicious, but once you hear his story, you can’t help but to feel bad for him. You will love this story. And this is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone. This is one of those stories that you have to read or you will be missing out for sure.

Check it out!

 

Review: Cold Hearted by Winter Renshaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance(of course ), Sports Romance

Pages: 397

Published: January 31st 2017

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Goodreads Summary: I wish I could say our meeting was happenstance.

I wish I could say we took one look and we just knew.

I wish I could say falling for him was the best thing that ever happened to me.

But none of that would be true.

Rhett Carson was as cold as the ice on which he skated. He was as calloused as the hands that shot the goals that won world titles. He was also damaged. And broken. And he didn’t know it, but I knew all about him.

I knew why he was so bitter and angry.

I knew why he was so coldhearted.

But I didn’t know why I allowed myself fall in love with him, and I didn’t know why I couldn’t stop… even when he told me to.

And that’s when everything changed.

My Rating: 5 Hockey Pucks

My Thoughts: I read this one back on February 5th and I rated this 5 stars.I have read a few other reads by this author that I rated 4 or 5 stars also so it wasn’t a shocker that this one would follow suit and be just as good.

This book had quite a bit of angst and heartbreak. Ayla has traveled to New York City to bury a brother she never even met. Bryce Renner was mad that his father had an affair and he seemed as though he didn’t want anything to do with her.

Following the funeral, Bryce’s teammates reached out to Ayla and offered to take her out for drinks. She agrees and learns the truth about Bryce’s death. The man who held stories and information about her brother, Rhett Carson, probably wasn’t going to speak to her because it seems that Bryce died with his fiancee.

The next day, she finds herself side by side with Mr. Rhett Carson after her college room stood her up. Soon they are making plans for no strings attached sex. Only Ayla knows that truth, that were strings attached before they even had their first kiss.

She hides the fact that Bryce is her brother because once they start their agreement, she feels she is into deep. When he finds out every thing goes to hell in a hand basket quick.

This book goes through all of the emotions. You get hooked easily in the beginning because you want to know more and more. Then you fall in love right along with Rhett and Ayla.

Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, NA, Rom Com

Pages: 275

Released: February 8th 2012

Goodreads Summary:   Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

My Rating: 5 HUMMINGBIRD STARS 

My Review: Oh Lingus…I loved him so much. I couldn’t imagine being in the friend zone with a porn star. Especially a hot one. You know, you read about teachers, actors and rock stars. Why not porn stars? Afterall, are they not just normal people off camera?

Tristan was the Clark Kent of porn. He hid his identity behind glasses and hair dye and an alias. When off camera, he was a law student, a nerd even, but he was lonely. He just wanted someone to see him for would he truly was. Kat did just that.

Although, she felt an attraction to him instantly, she agreed to just be friends with him. She did just that. She nurses him back to health when he is sick. He helps her clean up after an embarrassing mishap. Thank God, they are just friends…right?

When he leaves to go shoot more movies, she finds herself saddened by the thought of him being it other woman. She tries to forget about her feelings and be a friend to Tristan when he returns.

She could never be in a relationship with him, right? There would be too much jealousy involved when he had to do his “job” on-screen. She couldn’t actually be with someone how has sex with other people for a living..could she?

I really liked this one, believe it or not. It was a quick read for me. I started and finished it in one afternoon. I loved the banter between Kat and Tristan. You can almost feel the sexual tension while reading this during a few scenes. And no don’t get freaked out thinking there are a lot of porn scenes. This story is told through the eyes of Kat.

It is on KU, check it out!