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Review: Crave Me by Stacey Lynn

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The Cover: I love this cover…I do…HOWEVER there is one big detail that annoys me the living daylights out of me. Chloe is a blonde. Which I find ironic because for the first book, Dominate Me in the Luminous series the woman on the cover is blonde and the heroine is not blonde! What the heck?! These two need to switch. I know what I’m saying might seem silly to you but it is seriously something that drives me NUTS. Match the cover with the story and characters please! I still love it though! A+

Basics: Crave Me was released on May 29th 2017, is 228 pages long and was published by Carina Press. Genre wise Crave Me belongs to contemporary romance, BDSM, Dom/Sub. 

Description: Chloe: I know I shouldn’t covet my sister’s ex-boyfriend.

She may have wanted nothing to do with his BDSM lifestyle, but I’m a born submissive. And the only place I want to be is under Simon’s command.  But he won’t go near me. Not with the memory of her so close. That leaves me no choice. If he won’t touch me when he knows who I am, I’ll have to come to him in disguise. He’s worth the risk. I’m meant to be his. Now I just have to prove it to him.  

Simon: Being a Dominant cost me my first love, but I can’t deny who I am. I won’t. Control and power are everything, and the way I keep mine is by playing only with experienced subs. No exceptions. Until I met her. She wore a mask, but I knew the moment our lips touched she was meant to belong to me. Young, new to the world of BDSM—I knew training her would be a risk.  I didn’t know it would destroy me. 

Overall thoughts: The first book in the Luminous series, Dominate Me blew me away. Haley and Jensen were perfection and I had high expectations starting Crave Me…and I was not disappointed! Although the Luminous series is set in the dark world of dom/sub and BDSM I really admired how Lynn still made it more than a dark romance and kept Crave Me in the contemporary romance category. Consent and communication is a huge topic in relationships nowadays, (as it always should be!) and my heart goes out to the leading man Simon who obviously got screwed over. No major spoilers but I’m glad what happened with Simon and Chloe’s sister (she who must not be named because she sucks) was brought up because it’s obviously relative. Anyway! Chemistry wise Simon and Chloe are great and I am hoping we will see more of them in the third upcoming Luminous book. I am mega excited for Bennett too! I love this series a lot and I definitely recommend it!c 2.jpg
Couple Chemistry: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Was sex always supposed to feel wonderful and terrifying?” -Chloe

“I already knew I wouldn’t let her go. Not in four weeks. Not in twenty. Maybe not ever.”
-Simon

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About Stacey Lynn: 
 Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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Excerpt Reveal: Lie To Me by Natasha Preston

LIE TO ME
Author: Natasha Preston
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018
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Synopsis: At nineteen, Savannah Dean escaped her family, leaving behind a note and the people who caused her so much pain. Now, she lives on her own and keeps to herself.

At nineteen, Kent Lawson’s girlfriend betrayed him, leaving him behind with a broken heart and a whole lot of mistrust in women.

Now, he lives on his own and shares himself with nearly every pretty thing that walks by but only for one night.

When Savannah and Kent meet, they can’t stand each other.
Kent knows she’s hiding something, and he despises liars.

And Savannah has nothing but secrets.
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Excerpt:  Wednesday rolls around way too fast. I have a whole evening with Savannah. It’s been really nice these past four days that she’s been out of my life. Yet, the whole time, I’ve been craving the way we snip at each other.

I need help.

I cut my engine outside her building and look up. Apparently, she lives up on the first floor and faces out toward the road.

Is she looking at me right now?

Why I feel the need to get out and buzz her apartment, I don’t know, but somehow, I find myself getting out of the car and walking toward the building. I stop at the front door, realising that Heidi told me what floor Savannah is on but not the number. Or she might have told me, and I just didn’t listen.

This is a great start.

I’m about to call my sister when I see Savannah through the glass, walking down the stairs to ground level.

Fuck me. Has she always looked like that?

She’s wearing a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and a grey off-the-shoulder shirt, but she looks sexier than any other woman I’ve ever seen in a little dress.

Why don’t I like her again?

Her steely eyes, looking even more prominent with the colour of her top, warily eye me. Our last encounter wasn’t exactly pleasant.

She opens the door and smiles. “Hi, Kent.”

My back stiffens. “Savannah.”

“Are you sure you don’t mind taking me tonight? I can Uber.”

And there it is. This is why she fucking bothers me so much. I feel like telling her to call a fucking Uber then. She always sounds so unsure of herself, like every tiny thing a person does for her is some massive inconvenience. Why?

“It’s fine,” I spit.

She folds her arms, carefully because her fractured arm hasn’t healed. It does take away a little of the dramatic flair she was going for. “Do you need to take a nap before we go?”

“What?”

“You’re cranky.”

“You’re too polite.”

“Being polite is a bad thing?”

I flex my jaw. “Yes.”

“Fine. Get in the car, and take me.”

The intent behind her words is clear; however, I hear it completely different and laugh.

She rolls her eyes. “Don’t be a knobhead, Kent. Take me to your parents’ house, I mean.”

“Knobhead. I’ve not heard that one in a while.”

Savannah takes another long breath. “I really don’t know why I thought accepting a lift from you would be a good idea. In fact, I didn’t. I stillthink it’s a bad idea.”

“You always follow through with bad ideas?”

“Tonight, I am.”

Fuck yeah. I love this fighting side of her. It’s like, when I rile her up enough, the cover slips, revealing the real Savannah. I’m not sure if she’s hiding something the way Freya was.

“You should work on that. I don’t do anything I don’t want to.”

She tilts her head to the side, fire and determination in her eyes. “Oh, you wanted me to come tonight? And you wanted to be the one to pick me up?”

“You’re hot when you’re angry, Savannah.”

Actually, she’s hot all the time. It’s just, right now, she’s the whole package.

“You always use bullshit like that to deflect from someone calling you out?”

“You’re the first woman to call me out.”

“Why doesn’t that surprise me?” she mutters.

“Do you want to argue on your doorstep all night or get to my parents’ for dinner? I’m cool with either, just checking to see which way you’re leaning.”

She drops her arms, one still bound tightly in a splint. “I’m hungry.”

“Excellent, let’s go then.”
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About the Author: UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys writing contemporary romance, gritty Young Adult thrillers and, of course, the occasional serial killer.

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Trailer Reveal: Moonlight Seduction: A de Vincent Novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

MoonlightSeduction mm c (2).JPGMoonlight Seduction: A de Vincent Novel from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is coming June 26th and we have the trailer reveal!

The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel . . .

Blurb: Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up . . . and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman . . . one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

Watch the Trailer: https://video214.com/play/68tr6CJfhPy1JH2zkvX2HQ/s/dark
Trailer by: Jillian Stein

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Moonlight Sins (de Vincent series, book 1)
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About the Author:  # 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

Connect with Jennifer L. Armentrout:
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Cover Reveal: Manic Monday by Piper Rayne

Manic Monday, an all-new hilarious and romantic standalone from Piper Rayne, is coming April 26th!
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Blurb: The perfect man for me is a blood-sucking lawyer.
#pfftwhatever
Been there.
Done that.
Burned the T-shirt.
I didn’t swear off all men after my divorce, but I sure as hell swore off anyone remotely like my ex. On the top of that list? Attorneys. Everyone knows they can’t be trusted.

Now that I’m back in Chicago, my focus is my daughter, my mom and me. I haven’t given up on finding my happily-ever-after, it’s just on hold—indefinitely.

Then I see Reed Warner again, and he weasels his way into every part of my life, not willing to take no for an answer.

In spite of my better judgment I can’t stop thinking about the way his designer suits fit his muscular frame, or the way his blue eyes seem to eat me up with every glance.

You know when you’re on a diet and even hummus seems irresistible? Reed is like the equivalent of chocolate éclair and my willpower is fading fast.

The problem? Not only is he a lawyer…
He was the best man at my wedding.
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About the Author: Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… 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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ARC Review: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

Birthday-Girl-EBOOKThe Cover: I love the cover of Birthday Girl! I think it’s so interesting, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a book cover with a picture within the title. A+ 

Basics: Birthday Girl was released on April 17th 2018 and is part of the Kindle Unlimited program. Genre wise Birthday Girl belongs to contemporary romance, age difference/age gap romance and standalone. 

Description:  JORDAN: He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.
He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.
He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.
I have to stop this. It can’t happen.
My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.
Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one. I am.

PIKE: I took her in, because I thought I was helping.
She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.
As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.
The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.
But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.
And her boyfriend’s father.  
Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.
*BIRTHDAY GIRL is a stand-alone, contemporary romance suitable for ages 18+.

Teaser-1 (1)Overall thoughts: It’s been a long time I’ve reviewed for Penelope Douglas! I loved her other book Punk 57 so much and I am so thankful I was given the opportunity to read and review for her again! Here’s the lowdown on Birthday Girl: Jordan is a hardworking but struggling nineteen year old trying to navigate her way through life with her boyfriend Cole. Pike is Cole’s father trying to stay in his son’s life and keep a relationship with him after struggling to do so for many years. When tensions rises and become rocky between Jordan and Cole, she finds herself in an odd situation with Cole’s father. Not only does she grapple with the fact that she’s starting to feel drawn toward her boyfriend’s father but also the fact that the man she is starting to feel things for is nineteen years older than she is. Which is ironic because that is Jordan’s age.

Birthday Girl was great full of witty lines that made me smile and laugh. The plot was really done and I really loved the chemistry and slow burn romance between Pike and Jordan. I also think that love happens randomly and at the best and worst possible of times and I really enjoyed that aspect when it came to reading Birthday Girl. Overall I loved this book and I plan on adding it to my bookshelf very soon! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and include The Fall Away SeriesThe Devil’s Night Series, and the standalones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and now Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), coming later this year, and the standalone, Motel, coming in 2019.  She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. 

Follow Penelope: Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/PenelopeDouglasAuthor
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Release Blitz: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

Birthday-Girl-EBOOKBlurb:
JORDAN: He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.
He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.

He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.
I have to stop this. It can’t happen.
My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.
Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one. I am.

PIKE: I took her in, because I thought I was helping.
She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.

As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.
The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.
But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.
And her boyfriend’s father. 
Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.

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Teaser-1 (2).jpgAbout the Author: Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the standalones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and now Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), coming later this year, and the standalone, Motel, coming in 2019.  She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. 

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Cover Reveal: Without Promises by Delancey Stewart

Without Promises (Under the Pier Book 2) by Delancey Stewart is coming May 21st!
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Blurb: Trent McNeil was a classic trust-fund kid until he watched a team of firefighters save his family home. From that moment on, he rebelled against the path his parents were determined to keep him on. Now a San Diego firefighter, he knows he’ll eventually be expected to take over the family empire. But until that day, his only plan is to have fun and enjoy life.

After a childhood of upset and uncertainty, Amy Hodge is going to make something out of herself. She has her future all planned out. She’s starting medical school and is going to be busy…far too busy for a relationship. But she does have time for a quick fling before she buckles down and concentrates on her studies.

Amy quickly realizes that playboy Trent is not all he seems to be. Never relinquishing control and sticking to her plans has done well for Amy, but no one has ever made her want to throw caution to the wind like this sexy firefighter.
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About the Author: “I’m not big on labels, but there are a few that fit me (not necessarily in this order. Or maybe in this order): wine drinker (and wine geek), mother of small boys, military spouse, writer, chocolate eater and ice cream addict

I write about emotional connection and intimacy, and love giving readers smart, sexy books to curl up with.” Delancey Stewart is an award-winning author who writes romantic fiction with humor and heart. Stewart has lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns. She’s been a pharmaceutical rep, a personal trainer and a wineseller.

A wife and the mother of two small boys, her current job titles include pirate captain, monster hunter, Lego assembler and story reader. She tackles all these efforts at her current home outside Washington D.C.

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Dominate Me by Stacey Lynn

d 2.jpgThe Cover: I think the cover for Dominate Me is gorgeous BUT I have ONE HUGE issue with it. The main female character in Dominate Me, Haley is NOT blonde, she’s brunette. So why make the woman on the cover blonde? It makes no sense and is misleading! 

Basics: Dominate Me was released on January 16th, 2017 and published by Carina Press. Dominate Me is 201 pages long. 

Description:  
Welcome to Luminous: where your pleasure is our purpose. 

Haley: The first time I felt Master Jensen’s presence beside me, I knew he would be the one to show me all the kinky pleasures of Luminous.

That I would give my body to him. Begin my journey to sexual freedom at his feet.But when I dared raise my eyes to his, I saw he would get a part of me no man had had before: my trust.

Jensen: From the instant I saw her blush, I was captivated.
There was power in her innocence—a power I quickly controlled.

Every moan, every cry, every new awakening was mine. I pushed her boundaries and watched her sexual confidence grow…knowing that in the end, I would have to let her go.

I know the price of love and I’m not willing to pay it.
I dominated her body and she enthralled my heart.
But I have to walk away before I ruin the one I love.
Again.
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Overall thoughts: I loved Dominate Me! I thought it was going to be another BDSM love story but it was different and I really enjoyed it. Haley was a great character and I loved watching her character growth. Jensen was very alpha male like but I also really liked how he grew to love Haley and how well he took care of her. Dominate Me was a hot, steamy, romantic read and I’m really excited for more books in Stacey Lynn’s Luminous series!

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 shells
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Favorite Quotes: “She was more than pretty. She was more than beautiful.” -Jensen 

“But she owned me. There was nothing I wouldn’t do for her.” -Jensen

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About the Author:  
Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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Review: Outwait by Lisa Suzanne

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The Cover: 
Outwait cover is hot but for some reason I wish it was a couple cover with Carson and Sylvie on it. I like abs but I wanted a better representation of the book’s couple for this. Or maybe even the model’s face with a moody glare? I don’t know but something is miss. B+

Basics: Outwait was released on June 1st 2017 and is 292 pages long. Genre wise Outwaitbelongs to romance and contemporary romance. 

Description: From the outside, Carson King looks like he has it all. He’s next in line to be CEO of King Communications, he’s hot and single, and he’s at the center of the New York social scene. He has a different woman on his arm every night, and he wouldn’t change a single thing about his life…until Sylvie Baker storms into his boardroom.

Sylvie Baker actually does have it all. She balances a successful career with the perfect boyfriend—a man she plans to marry someday. She wouldn’t change a single thing about her life…until Carson King challenges everything with one simple confession.

Sylvie is intent on fighting her feelings. Carson’s convinced it’s just a waiting game.
But how long is he willing to wait for her?
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Overall thoughts: Outwait was a joy to read, I tend to lean more towards the angst kind of contemporary romances because I find those more interesting and Outwait was a great combination of that. I also find it rare in the romance book universe and especially real life that any kind of person would simply just wait for the person they cared about or wanted. It’s rare guys! So Outwait is like a unicorn in a way, still around but hidden in plain sight. I adored Carson and Sylvie. Although Carson was the typical bad boy in any contemporary romance novel, he had some hidden undertones that I really enjoyed. For example, it is SO RARE that authors write about the main guy having intimate relations with anyone but the main woman and Suzanne showcased that. Did I mind? No because I feel like it gave a deeper insight into Carson. Another hidden undertone was just how Carson waited for Sylvie, it was very sweet to read about. Also how dang relatable is Sylvie?! I mean how many people struggling with wanting to move with their lives with something new and better, but have a hard time letting go? I really, really love how Suzanne brings real life circumstances into her books and I greatly appreciate how relatable her characters and stories are. I love Outwait! My only complaint was that I wished it was longer! (Nothing new when it comes to my reviews, I always want more! I’m greedy! Sorry not sorry 😛 )

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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o3.jpgFavorite Quotes: “My heart isn’t here, isn’t with William. It’s out that door with Carson.” -Sylvie

“And you think San Diego is going to bring you happiness?” “No, I think you are going to bring me happiness.” -Sylvie and Carson

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Buy Outwait: (Free on Kindle Unlimited)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2qqmA7o
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2p23wuW
Read Chapter One: http://authorlisasuzanne.blogspot.com/p/outwait-c.html
Goodreads Linkhttp://bit.ly/2p1Vlig

About the Author: Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a former high school English teacher and college composition instructor. When she’s not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.

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Review: The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle

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The Cover: I like the colors of this cover, they look well together and leap off the page but I am disappointed at the model. He’s gorgeous but his expression is very, very odd and it makes me a bit uncomfortable to honest. Is he scoffing? is he smoldering? What is going on with his expression? C+

Basics: The Swedish Prince was released on March 21st 2018 and is 458 pages long. Genre wise The Swedish Prince belongs to contemporary romance. 
s1.jpgDescription: I never believed in fairy-tales. Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.

Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my dusty doorstep.At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.

But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.

Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.

He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.
Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.
I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.
When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?
Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?
The Swedish Prince is a standalone romance inspired by Roman Holiday.
The Swedish Prince.jpgOverall thoughts: The Swedish Prince was my first Karina Halle book and I can’t believe I hadn’t read any of her books up until now! I loved this book! Viktor and Maggie are such an amazing couple and I immediately wanted them to be together and rooted for them! Viktor is a Prince of Sweden and Maggie is a cleaning lady/guardian to her five younger siblings, they really do come from different places. When it comes to romance stories like this, a Prince falling in love with a commoner it’s usually the same old song and dance: they have a hard time being together because one person is royalty and the other isn’t. That trope is a little bit different for The Swedish Prince and I really liked that aspect. 

Here’s the skinny: Viktor is about to be King of Sweden because his brother suddenly passed away. Immediately his freedom and the future he envisioned for himself is ripped away from him and he’s also struggling with grief over his brother as well. Maggie isn’t doing so hot either, she went from going to college on a scholarship in New York City to going back to California working as a cleaning lady for a local hotel AND taking care of her younger siblings. Young and I mean YOUNG kids. Maggie is only twenty-three years old, her dreams have been ripped away and again taking care of five younger siblings would be daunting for ANYONE. 

Fate brings Viktor and Maggie together and honestly the chemistry of these two had me blushing. How they met was hilarious but what it blossomed into was just so sweet and heartwarming combined with a chemistry that leaps off the page makes them one heck of a couple! The Swedish Prince was such a unexpected surprise for me, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good contemporary romance/royal story and I will definitely be looking out for future Karina Halle books!

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “He doesn’t belong to me. He belongs to another country. And I’ll be left behind in mine.” -Maggie

“Holy sh*t, this dirty-talking Swedish bastard is going to be the death of me.” -Maggie

“This is my prince. Right now, he’s my kind.” -Maggie

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Read The Swedish Prince Today!
Free with Kindle Unlimited
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2Gg4csH
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ILuEJe
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2GRktCi
Amazon Universal: myBook.to/theswedishprice
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2FU5oBCs2.jpgAbout the author: Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Follow Karina: Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit http://www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

katy