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My Russian Nightmare by Danielle Sibarium #Russian #mob #romance #review

rusting him threatens to break me. Not trusting him threatens to kill me. …

I was stolen from my brother’s bedside by bad men with evil intentions. Tall, dark, and terrifying, Dimitri stands out. He shows tenderness and kindness that the other members of the Russian mob seem incapable of.

There’s something familiar and comforting about him. Something that draws me in. I feel safe when he’s near and long to feel his protective arms around me. The more time I spend with him, the more of my heart he steals and the harder it is for me to fight my attraction to him

I want to trust him, to believe he’ll keep me safe, but secrets begin to surface. Secrets with deadly consequences. Dark secrets that have been following us both for years.

Trusting him threatens to break me. Not trusting him threatens to kill me.

No matter what I choose, my life will never be the same.

My Russian Nightmare by Danielle Sibarium

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I waited to write this review for a couple of hours because I am trying to wrap my head around how I feel. Did I like this book overall? Yes. But then why did I give a 3? I am torn because my analytical mind and my screw it because it is fiction mind are at war. I loved the plot and the characters. I loved Dimitri and his fierce passion and demanding presence. The chemistry is palpable between Dimitri and Kiera, but then why the 3? I think it was because I was left with too many questions. Questions that I cant reveal without giving the plot away. I kept waiting for the betrayal or the twist because Kieras brother keeps alluding to one but nothing. I felt like a huge something was going to happen and then nothing. I mean it was a quick and passionate short read, but although it was good, it had the potential to be freaking amazing. I think a book 2 is in order!

PLAY YOUR HEART OUT: A ROCK STAR ROMANCE (SINFUL SERENADE BOOK 4) KINDLE EDITION BY CRYSTAL KASWELL MY REVIEW #ROCK STAR #ROMANCE

Summary

He parties like a rockstar.
She’s there to make sure no one finds out…

Jess James has her eye on the prize. She is finding the money to pay for law school. Period. It doesn’t matter how lonely she feels three thousand miles from home, how exhausted she is from working overtime as a cocktail waitress, or how deep the knife wound in her back cuts. She is going to be a lawyer, whatever it takes.

Only she doesn’t have what it takes. She can barely afford to pay her rent.

Sinful Serenade bassist Pete Steele has enough to pay Jess’s rent and buy her a small island in the Caribbean. The famous, talented rock star has everything… except the one thing his manager wants. Pete rose to fame as a devoted boyfriend. Doesn’t matter that his ex slept with his best friend. He needs to stop screwing his way through Los Angeles to keep the record company happy. The sweet blond waitress is exactly the girl he needs on his arm if he wants to clean up his dirty reputation.

Their arrangement is simple: he pays her tuition, she plays his girlfriend. They’ll lie to the world but not to each other. Especially not when they’re alone, in his bed, him figuring out exactly which buttons to push to get her moaning his name.

Jess is good at keeping up appearances. She can play the enigmatic rock star’s girlfriend. But Pete shouldn’t play games with a girl who’s been broken before…

***Play Your Heart Out is a full-length, standalone romance set in the Sinful Serenade universe.***

Sinful Serenade, a new adult romance series, follows the men of rock band Sinful Serenade and the women they love. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Play Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this book overall. It has so many hot and steamy sexually teasing scenes, I thought I was going to combust, but as far as originality, not so much. I still raced through it and found myself really understanding how Jess could fall for Pete, and loved how wonderful he is throughout most of the book. I give it a 5 for passion, but I have to keep it real on the plot. The chemistry is off the charts, but there are no surprises but if you are looking for a sweet, hot read, look no further.

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Rooter (Double H Romance) Kindle Edition by Teiran Smith My 5-star review #new adult #romance #MC

Summary

Sophie doesn’t care what anyone says—she wants Rooter. Labeled by the local news as a “vicious criminal,” he is the very image of one. But the tattoos, muscles, and brooding countenance only manage to intensify her interest in him.

After Rooter saves her from a pair of dangerous thugs, Sophie begins to see the man behind the visage. Regardless of the past he brings with him, and the dangerous secrets she can tell he is hiding, Sophie believes Rooter is a good man—one who will protect her with his very life.

Swept into a passionate love affair, Sophie realizes that while Rooter isn’t as evil as everyone believes him to be, being with him isn’t as easy and perfect as she envisioned. When his ex “friend with benefits” refuses to stay out of their lives, she demands he take action. Rooter refuses to cut his ex-lover completely out of his life, and Sophie isn’t sure she can accept the status quo.

When the same ex makes the accusation of a brutal crime, Sophie and Rooter’s relationship is left reeling. Will they be able to come back from the edge of the precipice they find themselves on… or will their love end before they ever even have the chance to savor it?

***If you enjoy books by authors such as Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire, give Rooter a try!

Rooter by Teiran Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an awesome book! The only time I put it down was to sleep and that was only because I fell asleep reading. There was so much sexual tension that I thought I would explode once they even kissed. Rooter might be a big bad biker but he was kind and gentle and even cried. I love a protective, sexy biker. Swoon. This book did drive me a little crazy, though. Sophie and Rooter get very little down time. It is one problem after another. So, I dont really feel like I got to enjoy them together. I saw at the end that there is another book coming. I cant wait because I hoping things calm down some and these two can get married and have some babies! I was so happy to see a part two because I just was not ready to let go. So bring on book two!!!

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

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Perception of Life by Shandi Boyes 5-star #review #romance #new adult #rock star

Summary

*** Angsty New Adult Read ***

Noah Taylor is on the cusp of stardom with his band ‘Rise Up’. Noah’s soul has been shattered beyond repair after a series of devastating family events. The last thing that Noah wants is a committed relationship. But Noah soon learns that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan. Sometimes life can take you on a small detour.

You will never want another book boyfriend after you meet Noah Taylor.

This novel is sexy, gritty and a little bit raw. It also has adult content, swear words and sexual references.

This book is part 1 of a 2 book series. It can be read as a stand alone if you wish. Full size novel at 96,000 words.

Perception of Life by Shandi Boyes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Right now there are a thousand emotions running through my mind and heart. You cant read this book and not feel deeply about Emily and Noah. At first, I planned to give this book a 4 because I hate when books fast forward and have tons of errors, but after the emotion upheaval, I experienced from the middle to the end of this book, there was no way I could rate it less than a five. I just know this book will haunt me for a long while. I almost threw my kindle across the room a few times, but I had to keep reading. Now I am left heartbroken and angry and cant stop crying. What an epic love story! It touched me to my very core, and I am a little afraid of what will happen in book two. I have no idea where the next book will go, but I am sure Shandi will leave me once again in an emotion mess. Warning!!! Read with a box of tissues and no throwing books!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

My five-star book review for Amanda Wyldes debut book #romance #new adult

Summary

Sinfully sexy Travis De Luca came into Remi’s life when she
was young, inexperienced, and easily dazzled. With his
scandalous words and wickedly sexy grins, he possessed a
power no one should have over another. He was a foul
mouthed, trouble-making thug to everyone else, but she’d
witnessed the vulnerable side he hid so well. After one earth-
shattering experience and his declaration of love, her body
and soul were hooked.

When Travis is sent away without warning, Kristiano De Luca
—his equally sexy cousin—comes into Remi’s life as a friend
when she needs one most. After years with no word and waiting for Travis to come back, she loses hope, and the friendship she’s built with Kris grows into something beautiful that fills the void Travis left behind.

But a surprise return from Travis and one passionate night
with him throw all their lives into chaos, and nothing will
ever be the same again.

Remis Choice by Amanda Wylde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you like a book with angst and yearning, look no further. This book about ripped my heart out a thousand different ways a thousand different times. I was so engrossed in this book that I could not stop. I HAD to get the end and figure out who she would choose or if fate would choose for her. Kris or Traviswhat a decision. A love that is so encompassing and suffocating at the same time with so much dramathat is all I can say about that. I felt for Remi. Do you choose the safe bet who is almost perfect in every way, or do you choose then man you pine for and can never forget? That is what kept me furiously flipping pages. I am glad Wylde chose for me because I would have never been able to choose. It is a great read but ready yourself for the angst!

Never Say Goodbye (Nancys Curse Book 1) Kindle Edition by C.A. BELL

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Sometimes white magic can turn dark. Even with the best intentions.

When Angelica placed a protective curse over her granddaughter, Nancy, in a bid to keep her safe from society and her own powers until she was old enough to understand, she had no idea of the consequences.

It’s October 31st, and a grown-up Nancy is holding her annual Halloween party. Only this year she strays away from her traditional festivities that include her famous Halloween punch, and dancing to the Monster Mash, and opts for a spookier night. She will be holding a séance with the help of her friends and her new Ouija board. Little does she know that the protective curse her grandmother secretly cast over twenty-seven years ago is lifted tonight, and her true powers are finally presented to her.

A spirit is summoned. But only time will tell just who he really is.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT-RACHEL JONES

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CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF RACHEL JONES
Motto:
Despite the struggles, love survives.
While she continued to work her full-time RN job, it was thoughts of what she would do after retirement from her career in healthcare that spurred Rachel to begin writing her first manuscript in March of 2012. Needing guidance and support with her new endeavor, she joined local and national writing groups.
Release day for Rachel’s debut novel, To Dance One More Day, occurred in June 2014. Her second book, Taking A Chance On Love, released in October 2015. She is working on her third manuscript and is planning her first series. Rachel’s books reflect her love of the performing arts. Working as a registered nurse for twenty-five years has influenced the threads of medical drama woven into her storylines.
A music enthusiast for decades, Rachel resides in Kennesaw, Georgia with her husband of thirty-eight years and their spoiled Labrador retriever. She is a member of Georgia Writers Association, Georgia Romance Writers and is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America.
Rachel writes contemporary romance novels and draws her inspiration from the performing arts.
Rachels debut novel, To Dance One More Day, is centered around the world of ballet.
Desertion and death of her family leaves Jillian Russell alone in the world. A medical diagnosis takes away her performance career. Starting over in Charlotte, North Carolina, she opens a ballet company which takes all her resources and leaves no time to build new relationships.
Trauma surgeon, Alan Armstrong, is determined to fix Jillian’s life before he moves on to set up a rural community clinic that had been the top priority in his life, until he met Jillian.
Will their undeniable connection cause them to change their ambitions so they can be together? Or will they walk away from each other to continue on the paths they had chosen before they met?

Her second book, Taking a Chance on Love, is focused on a concert pianist.

From childhood, Virginia Manning has planned for a career as a concert clarinetist. Blindsided by family circumstances, her plans are interrupted, taking her down a path she would never have chosen. As a music teacher, Virginia’s relationship with the football coach goes from problematic to romantic. After Blake’s brush with death, a scared Virginia runs away looking for the contentment music has always brought to her life.
Because Blake Oliver has experienced disappointment and pain, he opts for a fresh start in a small New England town. Accepting the position of football coach, he isn’t looking for love when it finds him. But when Virginia leaves to pursue a performance career, Blake realizes it’s not where you live but having someone to love that matters. His only problem is making her understand that as well.

We know you’re an author, but do you work another job when you are not writing?
Yes, I do. I’ve been a night shift labor and delivery RN for twenty-five years. I’m three years away from retirement from healthcare. I’m three years away from becoming a full-time writer.
Other than writing, what do you have a passion for?
Music – I have a bachelor’s degree in music education and have played the clarinet for fifty-three years. I also play the flute and piano. I love classical music.
Is there some place special you like to be when you write?
My home office (just painted from gray to peach – yay!) is where I do the majority of my writing. I don’t think I’m the coffee house kind of writer, but I’ve never tried writing in public. Maybe I should give it a go.
Do you have any upcoming projects in the works or other books that have been published – Tell us about them?
The title of my WIP is Final Acceptance.
She wanted to come home, but could she stay? He met someone that made him feel alive again, but could he chance it?
A story of loss, grieving and tearing down barriers. Ella wants to revive her life that was once amazing and fulfilling. Jackson is looking to put down roots, but family responsibilities pull him away from the west coast and the woman that will make his life complete.

My 5 star review #romance #contemporary #forgiveness #rocker

Summary
Ink and art are in Jaylene Charles’ blood. When her overbearing father died unexpectedly, Jaylene quit her internship with a prominent Berkeley therapist and followed her heart to New Orleans. Finding kindred spirits there, she got back to her tattooing roots and realized her dream of owning her own tattoo shop. Jaylene had everything she thought she wanted when five tattooed, pierced, and broken-hearted rock n’ roll boys challenged her to put her skills, and her heart, to the test.

Maggie’s Bones were Metal’s next big thing when tragedy struck, leaving them devastated and at each others’ throats. Their label demanded a follow-up to their latest insanely successful album, and they were running out of time. Hiding out in Louisiana to salvage their career, they sought Jaylene’s help. She immediately felt a connection with D, the broken man with the sorrowful eyes and missing smile, but refuses to let him in.

Can Jaylene trust that D’s feelings are more than gratitude? Can the man with the sad eyes make her accept that sometimes love really can cure the haunted?

FOR 18+ READERS: ADULT THEMES AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS.

Haunted by R.L. Merrill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In order for me to give a book a 5, I have to have at least two big things happen. 1 being I must get completely engulfed into the writers world almost becoming one of the characters myself. The other criteria I have is that I need to have a strong emotional reaction throughout the book. Haunted is really more like a 6. First, understand that when you read this book, it is a dense, heavy read. Honestly, right now I feel a little haunted myself. There really was not the angst factor that kept me going but more of needing to heal right along with the characters. This is one of the best books I have read in a while. RL Merrill has a new fan right here. By the end of the book, I was laughing at unexpected times waking my husband from sleep and then crying at the same time. At one point, I was sobbing a little feeling the pain radiating off the pages. But then I was bathed in a glorious love not only between the main characters but also through friendship and family. It reminded me that family is so much more than blood. Jaylene is an angle who makes this book amazing in ways that I cant really describe. All I can say is dont miss this amazing book. It will settle in your soul leaving you a little sad, a little happy, and a whole lot of love.

I received this book from the author in a contest and this is my honest review.

My 5-star review of this sexy, suspenseful Irish mobster ebook

Summary

An Irish mobster. A missing friend. Two loyalties, ripping me apart.

I had a plan.

Get in, get my information, and get out. Easy, right?

Turns out, infiltrating the Irish mafia isn’t exactly what I thought it would be. I just wanted a soldier. Someone I could flirt with to get me in the door.

That’s when Lachlan Crow noticed me. Problem was, he wasn’t a soldier. No, he was next in line for the throne of the Irish underworld. And he was determined to hate me from the outset. My sob story about needing a job? Yeah, he wasn’t buying that either.

Too bad for him, I won’t let anyone get in the way of my mission.

Who cares if we have some kind of crazy chemistry? He’s the worst kind of wrong- and I would never in a million years be with a guy like him.

Because they took her from me, and I’m going to make them pay.

CROW by A. Zavarelli

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this book but had to focus on my school work, but I am glad I did not or I would not have gotten a\nything done! I kept promising myself just one more chapter once I picked it up a week later, but I was hooked. This book had just the right amount of chemistry, passion, and suspense to kidnap me into me into Zavarellis world and not let me loose until the last page. It takes an amazing author to introduce me to their world and not let go. Now I cant wait to read the next book. I hope it has something to do with some of other characters. Either way, Zavarelli has a new fan!

BROKEN AT LOVE (WHITMAN UNIVERSITY BOOK 1) KINDLE EDITION BY LYLA PAYNE-MY REVIEW-FREE

Summary

When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland’s pro tennis career, he’s not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid who’s not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see them—as simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.

College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn’s reputation—after all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semester—but the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe there’s more to Quinn than people think.

But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?

Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he’s not ready to tell—and lifestyle changes he’s reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian’s twisted game, she might never forgive him.

To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself…even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.

Broken at Love by Lyla Payne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I know this book has gotten mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it. If I a teetering between a 4 and a 5, one big thing has to happen-I have to become emotionally swept up/butterflies in my tummy. Most of the book read like a four, but wham about mid-way I kept flying through the pages, not being able to sleep, and hung on. Quinn was such a sad character, and I kept wondering would I have been an Annette in college or an Emilie? Games like this happen all the time, unfortunately, but it nice to see that at least in fiction all ends well.

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