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Unspoken Words
really liked it
Unspoken Words is Davenports debut novel and for the most part she did a great job at telling the story of best friends who become more. I will admit that I struggled with this one. I had a hard time staying connected in the first half,...
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Exrated
it was amazing
EXRATED is the first book that I have read by Cole and it definitely will not be my last. I found her story telling skills to be quirky, hilarious, sexy and down right thrilling. This book was a refreshing read. It doesn't fit into the t...
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Wicked Need
it was amazing
I think this might just be one of my absolute favorite books to date by Sawyer Bennett. Not only was the leading lady caring secrets and broken by choices that she made in her past, but the hero suffered from his own accidents and betray...
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S*x Addict
really liked it
When our blog saw the sign ups to review Sex Addict, A Desperate Man, part 3, I had to jump on it. I am a sucker for anything that Ella Frank writes. The fact that this three part series is a dual author piece excited me as well. So, I j...
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A Desperate Man: Volume 3
really liked it
When our blog saw the sign ups to review Sex Addict, A Desperate Man, part 3, I had to jump on it. I am a sucker for anything that Ella Frank writes. The fact that this three part series is a dual author piece excited me as well. So, I j...
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Suddenly Dirty
it was amazing
This is the debut book for new indie author J.A. Low and I have to say, I loved it!!!! I am hooked on her writing and I want more of the men from the band Dirty Texas!!!! She did an awesome job with this book and I look forward to seeing...
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Clouded Hell
really liked it
Clouded Hell is a relatively dark, twisted read. I am a sucker for m/m romance and when I read that it had darker undertones with bdsm and that the lead characters were fighters in the underground scene, I couldn't sign up fast enough. ...
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Stripped
it was amazing
This is the second book by Allie Juliette Mousseau that I have had the chance to read and I am so glad I found the time to do it. I really enjoy her writing style and the characters that she brings to life in her stories. She is definite...
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Hell Bent
it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Katheryn Kiden and I loved it! Her writing style is awesome, he characters are gritty, demanding and filled with plenty of angst, this story is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster ride. I a...
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With the Band
really liked it
Who doesn't love a good rock star romance? I for one am a sucker for them. This is the first book that I have read by Natasha Preston and I definitely will be looking for more of her work in the future. Although I felt that parts of the ...
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Finley
it was amazing
Ella Frank is one of those authors that I jump at the chance to read. So when Finley came through our email for the blog tour, I had to jump on that train! I loved her Temptation series and now that there is a spin off, I was just as exc...
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Playing by the Rules
it was amazing
This is Emily Robertson's debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Her writing engages the reader and has you feeling what the characters are going through. The story line flows well and is well written. The characters and th...
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Playing with Fire
it was amazing
Emily Robertson is an up and coming Indie Author that deserves more credit and attention than she gets for her writing. Playing with Fire is the second book in the Portwood Brother series and it does not disappoint. The characters are aw...
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Reckless Temptations
really liked it
This is the second book I have had the pleasure to read by Janine and I have to say I am hooked. I think I might have enjoyed this one even more than the last one. I definitely am a Satan's Knights girl now! I love her writing style and ...
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Getting Lucky
really liked it
I have followed and read Shantel Tessier's work for a while now and she has never disappointed me. I love her writing style and the way she brings her characters to life within the pages of her stories. O loved Wish Me Luck! But at the s...
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Bennett
it was amazing
Whenever I see a Brenda Rothert book come up for blog tour or review I have to snatch it up. She is one of my go to author's for awesome reads and who doesn't love an awesome hockey romance! She writes some of the best, most heartfelt h...
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Brooklyn Rockstar
it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Jennifer Ann and it certainly will not be the last. I absolutely love her writing style and her characters are just as great. I was hooked from page one to the end and wanted more!!! I did not w...
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9 Letters
really liked it
This is Blake Austin's debut novel and I rather enjoyed it. It was a refreshing read for me. Not your typical romance to say. I think in some ways all readers should be able to connect with the characters and the story line. Luke Cawley...
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Ace
really liked it
ACE is the first book in Parish's newest series Band of Brothers. Who doesn't love a hot, sexy rock star book? And this one definitely delivers. I found it to be well written, I connected with the characters from the first chapter and co...
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RoomHate
it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by Penelope Ward and she has officially made it on my list of drop everything and go read her books. This story is not just well written, it is just...gahhhh...I don't know what to say, other than I fr...
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Uncontrollable Temptations
really liked it
When I was asked to review this book, I jumped at the chance. You see it has been way, way to long since I read a good MC book. We're talking at least two years, maybe more. Why? I have no friggin' clue...well I do, but that is neither h...
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Hawke
really liked it
Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe that we all deserve a shot at happiness no matter the choices we make in an attempt to save ourselves or someone else for that matter? Well then Hawkes story is for you! I am a sucker for...
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Falling Completely
really liked it
I have to say that Falling Completely was a refreshing read. I really enjoyed the story line and the characters and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. That being said, who doesn't love a sexy, smokin' hot fire...
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Backlash
it was amazing
Backlash is only the second book by Bianca Sommerland that I have ever read and to say that she has hooked me is an understatement. Backlash is an extremely well written story about the lives of the musicians that make up the band Winter...
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Wrecked
it was amazing
Where oh where do I start with this one? For starters this is the first book I have read by Sarah Grimm and to say I am hooked is an understatement. I am still trying to process this one to be honest. I found it to really well written, a...
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Dazzled
really liked it
Dazzled is the first book that I have read by Jane Harvey-Berrick. From what I understand this is the first rom/com that she has written and I rather enjoyed this quirky comedy. I love a good comedy and the author definitely delivered. ...
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Slave to Love
it was amazing
When I was asked if I wanted to review Slave to Love, I jumped at the chance. I had previously read Henry's End and fell in love with Richman's writing style and story telling skills. And boy oh boy she does not disappoint. She has writt...
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The Baller: A Down and Dirty Football Novel
it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read Vi Keeland. I have several others on my kindle, I just have yet to find the time to get to them. I am definitely moving them up my tbr after reading The Baller. If the cover alone doesn't hook you...
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Inked on Paper
it was amazing
I have had Nicole Edwards books on my TBR for a long time and just never gotten the chance to get to any of them. I can now understand what all the excitement is all about. When I was given the opportunity to read Inked for review, I sn...
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Water Wishes
it was amazing
Yet another awesome read from Indie author Elizabeth York. More readers need to get their hands on her books. She is the queen of suspense and roller coaster rides. Every character plays a crucial role in her stories. Leaving you on the...
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My Sweet Demise
really liked it
My Sweet Demise is Vanterpool's debut novel and I have to say she does not disappoint. I will be reading the next book in the series and look forward to reading more of her work in the future. This review may be short and brief, but in a...
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Jinxed
really liked it
This is the first book I have read in this series and the first by this author. Now I need to go back and read the first book, although Jinxed can be read as a standalone, I would suggest you start with book one. I really enjoyed this ...
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Waiting For Us
really liked it
Awesome debut book for new comer Dawn Stanton. She weaves a tale of a young girl coming of age and the two major men who play roles in her life from the time she is twelve until she turns 23. This story is filled with all the first a you...
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Addiction
it was amazing
Addiction: the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. "Everyone has an addiction to help them ease the pain." Cason "Case" Crawford has spent the last several years of his life trying to bury...
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Too Many Rock Stars
really liked it
I have read a few other books by Candy and have enjoyed them. For the most part this one does not disappoint either. I did enjoy it, but the heroine Violet frustrated me more than a few times. Violet works as the band booker for the clu...
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Sing Your Heart Out
really liked it
This is the first book that I have read by Crystal Kaswell. Let me start by saying that I did enjoy the story line, but felt that some of the scenes were repetitive, mainly with the wording. She touches on the subject of drug and alcohol...
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Tattooed Emotions
really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Alicia Rae. I have several others of hers on my tbr and I am thinking I need to move them up. What can I say...I did not want this story to end. It is well written, and tugs at our heart in so many w...
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Trusted by You
it was amazing
Trusted By You is the second book in the by You series. Although it can be read as a standalone I do not recommend it. There is plenty of cross over from the characters in book 1, that I would strongly recommend that you read Enticed by ...
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The Unblocked Collection
really liked it
Frankie Jordan is at the top of her game. She has hopes of taking over he dad's real estate company. He has spent years grooming her for the position, When the chance of a lifetime is put before her, she must beat out two other real esta...
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Overtime
really liked it
4.5 Jordilicious Stars What can I say, Toni Aleo has done it again. Not only has she written a great story, but she has brought awareness to a disease that so many suffer from. Jordie's story is full of heartache,anger, love, second cha...
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Unblocked - Episode Three
really liked it
Holy crap!!!! This might just be the hottest one yet in the series. Derek and his filthy, filthy mouth! Book 3 picks up right were book 2 left off. Frankie has just had a run in with Hayden and is now giving Derek the brush off. Once sh...
Unblocked - Episode Two
really liked it
Episode two picks up right where episode one left off. I am liking Derek even more. He is such a dirty mouthed alpha. Frankie's character is awesome as well. I love her assistant. Frankie doesn't want to mix business with pleasure, but t...
Unblocked - Episode One
really liked it
Frankie Jordan is at the top of her game. She has hopes of taking over he dad's real estate company. He has spent years grooming her for the position, When the chance of a lifetime is put before her, she must beat out two other real esta...
Flash Point
it was amazing
Katherine Shaw has spent the past five years trying to forget her past and move forward with her life. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother, she distances herself from her father and home. She heads off to college where she g...
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With Visions of Red
it was amazing
If you are looking for a dark, intense, criminal type romance with a bit of BDSM, then this is the book for you. Talk about gripping, that is what this book does to the reader from page one and you are taken for a ride. Sadie Bonds is a...
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Dash
 
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Escaping Parker
it was amazing
I have read Zele's other two books and enjoyed them, but Escaping Parker takes the cake. It is definitely her best work to date. From page one Zele knows how to draw the reader in. You get so sucked into the story that there is no puttin...
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Zack
it was amazing
I received an ARC courtesy of Netgalley for an honest review. Sawyer Bennett is one of my top 10 favorite authors. This has to be my absolute favorite book in the Cold Fury series. Zack Grantham is just doing what he has to, to get thr...
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Project Lexi
really liked it
Gahhhhh....I have spent the last week pondering this review. This is the first book by Lisa Survillas that I have read and I really enjoyed it. The subject matter may be a little hard for some to handle. The subject of abuse is a tough o...
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Deep Down
really liked it
Deep down is an emotionally gripping, gut wrenching read. I am a huge fan of Rother's work and this one did not disappoint. What happens when open of the most important people in your life brings your world crashing down around you? Ca...
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ShutterGirl
really liked it
ShutterGirl, ShutterGirl, ShutterGirl!!! This is the first book that I have had the chance to read by CD Reiss. I know, I know, where the hell have I been and what have I been reading before now! I have heard so much about her Songs of S...
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Rock You
really liked it
This is the first book that I have read by Candy J. Starr and I rather enjoyed it. I found it to be fairly well written and the characters are likable and entertaining. This book as a quick read and I look forward to reading more from th...
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Cry For You
really liked it
A Cry For You picks up right where Rock You left off. Tex has just played his first festival in nearly nine years and his position with Ruby has changed from a working one to more intimate. They are still living in such close quarters, s...
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After The End
really liked it
Let me start off by saying that I have read three other books by Sara York and rather enjoyed them. I really enjoy her writing style and characters. In After The End, we meet William and Dean. Two High School Seniors, who just happen to ...
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Boarded by Love
really liked it
I received an copy courtesy in exchange for an honest review. Yet another great read by Toni! I really enjoyed Jude and Claire's story. Boarded by Love is a spin off of the Assassins Series. I have to say this may be my favorite hockey b...
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Enticed By You
really liked it
Enticed by You is Amy Muscat's debut novel and I have to say she did a pretty d*mn good job with it. What would you do if someone stepped in and destroyed the relationship that you had with your significant other, unbeknownst to you. Wha...
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Numb
really liked it
Numb in Lynn Rider's debut book. I enjoyed it, but it left me with questions and wanting more detail into the lives of the characters. I look forward to reading what Rider comes up with next. Meagan is an accomplished musician, working ...
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Garrett
really liked it
I loved loved loved this book!!!! Garrett is amazing! When he meets Olivia he decides that he has to have her. And she will do whatever it takes to keep him away. She carries a deep secret that once she thinks she exposes it to him, he w...
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Dirty Nails
it was amazing
Fourteen ears ago Shay's life changed in the blink of an eye. Seeing your parents murdered has a nasty effect on a growing girl. Now her world is so closed off from those on the outside. Max, her dad's best friend comes to her rescue and...
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To the Max
really liked it
When Annie Griffin finds herself in probably the worst spot in her life, she isn't sure what she is going to do. Finding out your a pregnant, is one thing, finding out your baby daddy is the gigolo that you spent time with at an auction ...
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Killian
it was amazing
Killian Bosch is used to getting what he wants. Women throw themselves at him. The endless supply seems to keep him happy. Until one day, he gets a look at the hot new woman that just walked into the Hockey Arena. Turns out she is his n...
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The Critic
really liked it
Andrea "Andi" Jordan, had dreamed of making a name for herself on Broadway for a long time. She refused to follow in the footsteps of her Ivy League parents and decided to find her own way in the world. Living in New Jersey is not all it...
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Sugar on the Edge
really liked it
I love all the books that Sawyer writes and this series is right up there in my top 10 favorites. Hell she is in my top 10 favorite authors.. I really enjoyed Gavin's book. We get to see that it is Gavin who is broken. He has suffered th...
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Teasing Hands
really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Elena M Reyes and it will not be my last. Talk about a seriously hot alpha! Camden is awesome!!!! Who doesn't love a demanding, hot sexy alpha massage therapist this leaves you feeling sated after yo...
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Becoming His Master
really liked it
This is the first book that I have read by M.Q. Barber. And to be honest I am having the hardest time writing this review. Not because I did not like the book. I did. It was erotic. hot, sexy, compassionate, endearing and to an extent I ...
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Shaken, Not Stirred
it was amazing
I think this may be my favorite book in the entire series. Casey Markham has sworn off any type of relationship that goes past a one-night stand. She eats men for breakfast, lunch and dinner, never letting them get to close to her. She h...
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Impulsion
really liked it
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. There were little things that bugged me, Harley being somewhat annoying at times, but who doesn't love a good cowboy love story. To me this book stood out more the love story of a cowboy and...
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Hate F*@k: Part Three
really liked it
 
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Hate F*@k: Part Two
really liked it
 
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Hate F*@k: Part One
really liked it
Holy freaking HOTNESS!!!! I love a man with a dirty dirty mouth! Talk about pantie melter! Cole Parker is the CFO of the Horus Group and an ex-Navy Seal, who has been hired to clean up the mess that has been created by Hailey Dashford-R...
Surviving Brooklyn
it was amazing
When Brooklyn Montgomery accepts her new position as the Assistant District Attorney, she comes to realize she was hand picked for the job because her looks match the description of the latest murder victims that have led to some unrest ...
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Friction
really liked it
Nothing goes against the guy code more than falling for your best friends little sister. Especially when she is still in high school. When Georgia "Little Bit" Armstrong loses the most important man in her life she finds comfort in the a...
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Clipped by Love
it was amazing
This may quite possibly be the best hockey romance that Toni has written to date. I fell in love with Jayden from the very beginning. I love Toni's writing style and the characters are awesome! The banter between Jayden and Baylor is off...
Henry's End
it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Julie Richman and now I need to go read all of her other books! This is probably one of the hardest reviews I have had to write. I am still trying to process this one. When I say it gave me the ...
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Seeking Justice
it was amazing
This is the first book I ave read by Rivi Jacks. And WOW!!!! Talk about an author to follow. Seeking Justice is filled with mystery, a very broken, angry, dirty talking alpha named Liam and Cait an investigative reporter sent in to dig u...
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Yield: A Legal Affairs Story
it was amazing
5 Cal-licious Stars Yield is the third and final novella in the Cal and Macy story and Sawyer Bennett delivers!I have said at least a dozen times and I will continue to say it. Sawyer is one of my all time favorite authors. Yield pick...
Trust
it was amazing
Why, Why, Why, does this series have to end! LOL! If that statement doesn't show just how much I loved The Temptation series maybe the rest of my review will help you see it more clearly. Ella Frank has out done herself with Trust, the t...
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Say My Name
really liked it
This is the first book that I have read by J. Kenner and it definitely will not be my last. She has a knack for story telling. I found Say My Name to be extremely well written. The depth of the characters was awesome. And the chemistry b...
Grind: A Legal Affairs Story
it was amazing
Cal and Macy are back and hotter than ever. Just when you think Sawyer Bennett has written some seriously hot shit, she kicks it up another notch!!! Grind picks up right where Clash ends. Cal and Macy are working together to clear her ...
Sweet Filthy Boy
it was amazing
Hands down the best Christina Lauren book to date! I know others may not feel this way, but I sure as hell did. What was supposed to be a fun filled girls weekend, after college graduation, turns into what the hell were we thinking, mor...
Taken By Love
really liked it
Short, fast paced story of Arden a DEA agent and his girl Lucy. Arden is taking on one last undercover job so that he can finally come out of the field and work in the office, where it is safer, where he can for once try to really build ...
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