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ARC Review: Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn

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The Cover: I adore this cover! You can feel steamy the chemistry come through the cover with this couple and I think it’s a perfect cover that represents Corbin and Teagan. 

Basics: Fake Wife was released on January 9th, published by Loveswept and is 219 pages long. Genre wise Fake Wife belongs to contemporary romance. 

Description: This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.
 
Corbin: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.
 
Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Sterling Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.

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Overall thoughts: Fake Wife was such a fun and cute read! It had an interesting story that had several different aspects to it but somehow everything came together for a great romantic read. Teagan isn’t exactly living her life at the moment and Corbin is dealing with the loss of someone he loved and is being threatened to have something very dear to him taken away, so why not put these two together and see what happens?

Teagan just found out her boyfriend (the boyfriend who she’s given up dreams and traveled all over the country for mind you!) is the worst and on top of that lost her job. Not to mention the fact that she had to leave the apartment she was in because who wants to stay with their cheating, lying ex? No one! But everything changes when she runs into the back of Corbin Lane, AKA Millionaire Playboy of Portland, the man every woman wants to get their hands on. Ironically enough he’s dealing with some issues as well and once he talks to Teagan and finds out situation, he suddenly realizes that the woman who just rear ended his car might be the solutions to all their problems.

Teagan and Corbin were such a great couple and I loved reading about them. Being in a fake relationship usually comes with a different set of problems and I really did enjoy reading about how they came together all those problems. Their chemistry was deeply palpable and honestly made me want to rush through the book because I wanted to know what was going to happen to them so badly! I loved them THAT much. 

Stacey Lynn does it again with Fake Wife and I highly suggest reading this fabulous book if you love a fake love story turning into something much more real and magical! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Trust me Teagan, I’m thinking anything other that cordial thoughts right now and you’re testing my control.” “Holy freaking snickerdoodles.” -Corbin and Teagan 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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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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ARC Review & Release Blitz: Prince Charming by CD Reiss

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The Cover: I really like this cover! I think it’s very eye catching and the colors look fantastic. Usually I like to see the cover model’s face but once I finished the Prince Charming I actually like the nod to mysterious cover model because it makes sense for the leading man in this book. A+

Basics: Prince Charming was released on January 4th 2018, published by Flip City Media Inc. and is 350 pages long. Genre wise Prince Charming belongs to contemporary romance.

Description:  Keaton Bridge is exactly the kind of guy a straight-arrow like Cassie doesn’t need.  For one thing, he’s a criminal—and she fights crime for a living. And being criminally handsome isn’t helping her say no, either. Everything about him screams trouble, from his British accent to his mysterious past.

And Cassie doesn’t do trouble. Keaton’s got his own trouble. He’s trying to go legit, and an FBI agent hanging around is the last thing that will help his credibility. All it took was one night of passion to sear her into his skin. Now he can’t imagine living happily ever after without her.

All they have to do is walk away. But neither of them ever walks away from danger.

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Overall thoughts: Prince Charming was such a wonderful surprise for me! As for my first read of 2018 I had high expectations for this book and my expectations were definitely succeeded. Prince Charming was a dramatic, mysterious, sexy read and I was pleasantly surprised when the story wasn’t focused solely on romance. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I just want to read an intense love story about two people who can’t keep their hands off each other. But there are also times where I wish the stories were elaborated on and that’s exactly what Prince Charming did. 

In fact I don’t think the title should of been Prince Charming at all, I feel like Prince of Mystery would of work better or maybe even King of Mystery because Keaton intrigued the living heck out of me! I found myself re-reading some chapters and pages of this book because he was so mysterious and honestly I wanted to know more! He’s the perfect kind of man romance lovers like to read about: speaks with an accent, mysteriously sexy, intense and a bit possessed and most of all…not what he seems. 

Cassie makes a great heroine and I love her strength and spunk. She’s a hardworking and very relative, who doesn’t want a good job of their dreams and wants to take care of their family? Don’t we want that all for ourselves? Together Cassie and Keaton sizzle and pop chemistry wise and I actually wish there were more scenes of them together because their chemistry was so strong. The plot was strong and kept me interested, but Prince Charming really shines with the beautiful, deep connected relationship that Cassie and Keaton start to build towards one another. Prince Charming was a great way to start off 2018 and a definitely book you’ll want to add to your TBR! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “He’s everything. I love him, and more than anything, to the ends of the earth and the end of time–I trust him.” -Carrie

“I will never leave you. I hardly think even death can separate us.” -Keaton.

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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 CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Amorette’s Reviews Top Reads of 2017!

I am so thankful that 2017 is over! It was honestly the worst year of my entire life but I am so thankful I had books to get me through it! In this post I’ll be discussing some of my favorite books of the year and why you should stop what you are doing and check them out! Happy Reading and goodbye to 2017!
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The Luminous Series by Stacey Lynn
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Dominate Me was one of my first advanced reader’s copies and I was so excited for the opportunity! From the moment I started Dominate Me to the minute I finished Long For Me I was in LOVE with this series. Stacey Lynn definitely had made a new fan and I look forward to all her books now because she is a fantastic writer. The Luminous series follows three women and their journey into the BDSM world and where the journey starts; at Luminous an exclusive and underground club. This series had my interest from the very beginning and each story and couple is different which I love. I adore Haley and Jensen (Dominate Me) but my favorite couple out of this series belongs to Rebecca and Bennett (Long For Me) This series is a must read for anyone who loves dom-sub relationships and everything in between.
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Buy Info & My Reviews:
Dominate Me
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Long For Me
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Commander in Chief by Katy Evans
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If you follow my reviews it should be no surprise to you that Katy Evans made my list! Commander in Chief, book two of the White House Duet started off 2017 and honestly made me melt into the ground and become a puddle of goo. I loved this series and this book was just such a great read! If Matt Hamilton was a real person you can guarantee I would vote for him!
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Buy Info & My Review:
Commander in Chief  
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About the Author
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans
Twitter @authorkatyevans

Lucky by Carina Adams
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Lucky was a huge surprise for me because honestly I’m not that big a fan of sports romance but I loved this story and Adams is a fantastic writer with a great sense of humor. Not to mention the chemistry between Sunshine and Lucian is electric hot and the way they meet is just hilarious to me too but I won’t spoil it for you 🙂

Blurb:  Everyone loves Lucky # 7.
He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin.
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.

Except me.
 
A chance encounter. One unforgettable night.
That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves.
 
Fate has other plans.
 
If anyone found out, I would lose my job.
He could lose his scholarship.
Some things are worth the risk.
 
Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers,
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.

Buy Lucky
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About the Author: Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.

Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block.

Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com

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American Prince by Sierra Simone
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One of the year’s most anticipated read’s in the romance book world, American Prince (Book Two of The New Camelot Series) blew my socks off and broke my heart all at the same time. Sierra Freaking Simone is one heck of an amazing writer but she also likes to drink her reader’s tears (no seriously go check her Facebook…she has a mug that says that! Haha!) This book and the series itself is just beyond anything I have ever read before that there are just no way I can describe it in one post. Below is my review (warning spoilers!) But if you haven’t checked out The New Camelot series you seriously should, it is literally one of the best romance books written of all time!

Blurb:  I’ve been many things. I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President. But only with him am I a prince. His little prince.

Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.

My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now. This is the story of an American Prince.
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American King by Sierra Simone
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It felt like forever but American King was finally released and I honestly thought I was going to have a heart attack the entire time I read this book. I got angry, I cried, I wanted to throw my kindle but Ash finished out the New Camelot Series strong and Sierra Simone once again wrecked my heart and soul. In the best way of course but still! What a journey the New Camelot series has been and I am so sad that it is over! Long Live Ash, Greer and Embry!

(Buy info and my review for American King and this series is above with American Prince.)

About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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Silenced by Leddy Harper
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Silenced was such an emotional charged read! Every word and chapter in this book just made me feel something that just had me hooked from beginning to end. I was honestly sad when I finished the book that’s how much I loved it! Silenced was also my first book that I read from Leddy Harper and it cemented me forever as one of her fans. I love, love, LOVE this book! 

Blurb: As a young child, Killian Foster survives the unimaginable. Silenced and scarred, he keeps to himself, spending his time with his notebook in the woods behind his aunt’s house. 

Until Rylee Anderson. When Rylee spots Killian hopping over a fence next door, she follows him, unprepared for the boy she’d find—or the relationship that would unfold over the next seven years.

Or the silence that would follow.

Fighting between the hate of his past and the promise of his future, Killian must make choices—ones that would affect more than himself. Choices that would test the lines of right and wrong. Decisions that could break the bond of the only love Killian knew.

Hate or love. Revenge or forgiveness. Silence or his voice.

Buy Info & My Full Review:
Silenced

About the Author: Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters. She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

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Hot Cop by Sierra Simone and Laurelin Paige
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Sierra Simone and Laurelin Paige are wonderful and very, very talented writers. So when I found out they were teaming up to write a book together I knew it was going to be a hot one and Hot Cop did not disappoint! This book is so hot that my jaw was literally on the floor and Officer Kelly literally made me melt into my chair with his delishness. Yeah..it’s THAT hot of a read! These two authors honestly need a warning label because together or standalone, they are hot, hot, hot. 

Blurb: Chase: You have the right to remain sexy.
Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed.
You have the right to use my body to give yourself a delirious, life-changing orgasm.
If you have trouble…don’t worry, I’m a bit of an expert in that department.
There’s nothing ‘thin’ about my blue line, if you catch my drift, and trust me, I know how to put those handcuffs to good use.

Livia Ward wants a baby before she’s thirty.  And even though Officer Chase Kelly is exactly the kind of cocky jerk this librarian has sworn off, he is undeniably hot.  Both of them think they can give each other what they want–a few nights of fun for Officer Kelly, a no-strings baby for Livia–but this hot cop is about to learn that sex, babies, and love don’t always play by the rules.
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Buy Info & My Full Review:
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About the Authors: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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About Laurelin Paige: USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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Tycoon by Katy Evans
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No surprise that Katy Evans makes my list again! Tycoon is my standalone of the year. The cover is beautiful, I love the story of two childhood friends coming back together and falling in love and honestly I just love Katy Evans and all her wonderful stories and characters. This book is a perfect standalone because most of the time I finish standalones wanting more but Tycoon wasn’t like that. You’ll want to read it over and over of course but it gives you the sense that the story is complete which is kind of the point of standalone! 

Blurb: He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

Buy Info & My Full Review:  Tycoon
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About the author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy Evans
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

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Fire In His Blood by Ruby Dixon
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I am a big fan of fantasy and romance, so when I find a book or book series that includes both of those two genres together I am one happy girl! Fire In His Blood features a future dystopian universe where our world has been ravaged by dragons. Action, romance, fantasy and dragons are the focal point of this book and honestly I was hooked in chapter one. This is the first book in the series but it’s been my favorite so far! 

Blurb: Years ago, the skies ripped open and the world was destroyed in fire and ash. Dragons – once creatures of legend – are the enemy. Vicious and unpredictable, they rule the skies of the ruined cities, forcing humanity to huddle behind barricades for safety.

Claudia’s a survivor. She scrapes by as best as she can in a hard, dangerous world. When she runs afoul of the law, she’s left as bait in dragon territory. She only has one chance to survive – to somehow ‘tame’ a dragon and get it to obey her.

Except the dragon that finds her is as wild and brutal as any other…and he’s not interested in obeying. What he is interested in is a mate.

I don’t have a review for this one but I am hoping to re-read it and review this book and series in the future! You can get you copy from the following link here —> Fire In His Blood 

About the Author:  Ruby Dixon is the secret pen name of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.

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Racer by Katy Evans
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Racer is a spin off/final book in Katy Evans the Real series and is my number one romance book of the year. I love the Real series with all my heart and soul and I honestly didn’t think anyone could top Remy (the hero and alpha male of Real) but of course somehow, someway and much to my surprise his son did. I won’t go into details but Racer stole my heart and made me just over the moon happy. The story is wonderful, the chemistry and love between the couple is electric and sexy. I love Racer with all my heart and soul and I’m just so thankful for Katy Evans and her magic. So thankful. Do yourself a favor and read this wonderful book!  

Blurb: A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.
Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep… but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse. 

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

Buy Links/My Full Review: Racer
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About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans
Twitter @authorkatyevans

and my last pick of 2017 is…..A Court Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas!!!
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So I used to love Young Adult books until I stopped reading them in 2016 due to several books disappointing me. Yes, TWO BOOKS literally made me stop reading YA because they were THAT bad. I didn’t think I would ever read YA again, until I picked A Court of Thorns and Roses in July of 2017. Within a week I had all three books in the series and I was completely and utterly blown away. Sarah J. Maas transported me to a completely different world and she is a fantastic writer. Her characters are dynamic and interesting and the plot a great page turner and just makes you want to stay up all night to finish her book! Out of the three of the series (A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin) A Court of Mist was my favorite and is my number book and read of 2017. I haven’t reviewed these books yet but I will be re-reading them soon and will post my reviews then. Hold onto your seats kids because I have a lot of love and feelings towards these books! Until my review, check out the blurb and buy links! I’ll be posting the synopsis for A Court of Thorns and Roses so it won’t spoil for what happens in A Court of Mist and Fury if you want to read it! 

Blurb: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Buy links: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBoundBooks-a-millioniBookstoreKoboAudible, and Book Depository!

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2017 was a difficult year for me, the worst of my life. But I’m thankful for all the books I read, for the authors that helped me escape my sometimes harsh reality and for all the opportunities to review these wonderful series! Here’s to happiness and new reads in 2018!

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Review: Womanizer by Katy Evans

w1.jpgThe Cover: Womanizer is probably one of my favorite covers of Katy Evan’s so far. It’s obviously Callan and I don’t know why, but there’s something about having a guy on a book cover looking away from the viewer that looks hot. Actually I do know why smoking looks hot, it’s bad for you! Totally makes sense right? Anyway, I really want to print a picture of this cover off and frame it and put it in my office that’s how much I love it!

BasicsWomanizer was released on December 5th, 2016 and is part of Katy’s Manwhore series. Womanizer was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and is 274 pages long. 

Description:  You’ve seen the headlines:
Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.

But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.

Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.

The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.

But sex was as far as I’d go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.

Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.

He wasn’t the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.
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Overall thoughtsWomanizer was not what I expected! First of all, out of all the three bad boys mentioned in the Manwhore series, (Saint, Tahoe and now Callan) I imagined Callan to be completely different. I also expected Olivia to actually know Callan! Like….your big brother has been friends with this guy for years! Surely you’ve seen pictures or catched a glimpse of him at events and such right? That’s a big no for Olivia who doesn’t even recognize the ‘hot smoker guy’ she’s been talking to and hanging out with…is actually her boss and brother’s best friend. The guy she’s been fantasizing over and opening up to. GAHHHH. As a reader I obviously realized who he was, I immediately saw what was going to happen but the entire time I thought to myself, ‘this is going to be SO bad!’

And yet I kept reading, my heart racing faster and faster until the moment they found out who the other person was and my heart exploded. The rest of Womanizer went by in a big, happy blur. Callan has obviously slept around and has a reputation throughout Chicago for it, but something about Livvy draws him to her. Which is somewhat of an issue considering one, she works for him. Two, she is also his best friend’s sister who apparently already warned Callan to stay away from.

I love watching the funny, somewhat awkward and swoon worthy way they met and I loved watching them fall for one another. It’s a great story about two people falling in love with one another when they didn’t plan to and they also weren’t part of each other’s plan. Womanizer is in fact a love story, but it also has hidden undertones. People get so wrapped up in their futures, their plans that when something wonderful happens…they don’t know what to do. Or they can’t do something or be with someone because it doesn’t fit into their plan. Being too afraid to take that leap of faith isn’t living and that’s something that Katy Evans also writes about in Womanizer. An important message that I feel like every twenty something should know and hear.

 I really, really, really liked Olivia. I think it’s important as writers and authors that different stories from different perspectives are told. Olivia clearly has a plan for herself; first and foremost she wants to be a businesswoman and establish a career. Not every woman wants a relationship right away, love is put on the back burner until they can get some other things out of the way first. However, life is a tricky thing and random things happen both good and bad and things change. Sometimes for worse, sometimes for better…either way I think Katy Evans wrote a pretty good book about how sometimes your plan changes and you have to switch things around. Growing up in this country there’s a lot of things that we are ‘told we have to do’ or we have to ‘follow a certain plan’ without veering off it. It’s just really nice to read something that shows it’s okay to venture of the path of your plan and it was nice to watch Olivia deal with that and relate to it. And of course I loved Callan, he was kind of this intense quiet, bad boy vibe type of guy in Womanizer, but he also reminded me a of little boy who refused to quit until he got what he wanted; something I always enjoy reading about honestly. 

I loved Womanizer very much! It wasn’t at all what I was expecting but I think that’s the main reason I loved it so much. Olivia and Callan will forever hold a special place in my heart and thanks to another great book by Katy Evans, I can add another beautiful story to my bookshelf. 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells 
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About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Blog Tour & ARC Review: Team Player A Christmas Anthology

Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas. This is one thick . . . book.
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TEAM PLAYER, A Christmas Anthology featuring titles by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Rochelle Paige is available NOW!

Blurb: Hot jocks. We love them all. Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!

The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book.

The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.

*This anthology does not contain calories, just eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney. We aren’t responsible for melted devices.

Overall thoughts: Team Player is definitely a big, lengthy read. 1032 pages is nothing to joke about when it comes to romance books and neither is eleven fabulous authors teaming up to create a book! I don’t know why there’s a sudden rise in sports romance books lately in the book romance world but it’s definitely a hot genre right now. Team Player fits right into what is trending too! Sports romance aren’t my favorite to read about because I like drama and such when it comes to romance and for me it seems like a little cheesy, romance and sports? How is that going to work? But that’s just for my personal opinion; saying that however Team Player has something for everyone and I think it is the perfect holiday to escape to. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Meet the authors: LJ Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Kennedy Ryan: A Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

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Adriana Locke: A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys. From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books. I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.

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Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.

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Emma Scott: I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.

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Charleigh Rose: We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the taboo, thought-provoking stories we want our audience to have–without filters. Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, intelligent novels that will leave you wanting more.

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Ella Fox: When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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Meghan Quinn: A BLONDE AT HEART. Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.  Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

​Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.

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Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

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Release Blitz & ARC Review: The British Knight by Louise Bay

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The Cover: I love this cover and I think with the model front and center with the London background, it looks fantastic and very eye catching. A+

Basics: The British Knight was released on December 3rd, 2017, published by Louise Bay and is 316 pages long. Genre wise The British Knight belongs to contemporary romance.

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Description: When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough. As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits. When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met. As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.

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Overall thoughts: I completely adored The British Knight! It was such a pleasant surprise! Violet and Alexander have this electric, fun and sexy chemistry and they are an absolute joy to read about. I loved the story and Louise Bay does a fabulous job of creating characters that you can immediately relate to. Violet wants a fresh start and a do over while Alexander is working hard to live up to his father’s name and livelihood. Last but not least, love always seems to find us in the most unexpected places and that aspect plays a huge part in The British Knight and honestly I could gush about this book for hours. I adored it. Louise Bay definitely has a new fan and reader! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “I wanted her. I was sure she wanted me too.” -Alexander

“I was trying to be a gentleman.” 
“I don’t want you to be too gentle.” -Violet and Alexander.

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2mNxFS2November 29th teaserAbout the Author: USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal, Park Avenue Prince, King of Wall Street, The Empire State Series, Indigo Nights and Hopeful.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne. She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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Review: Tycoon by Katy Evans

Tycoon by Katy Evans
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Tycoon, an all-new standalone from Katy Evans is LIVE!!!

The Cover: I am a big fan of Katy Evans, this is no secret if you’ve read my reviews before or visited this blog. So I’ve read all of her books but the cover of Tycoon is my favorite. There is just something about Chad Hurst (the cover model) and the look he gives the reader that is just like: “wow…he can see directly into my soul.” I am SO PICKY about book covers Tycoon is my absolutely favorite and it might actually be my favorite book cover of all time. A+++++

Basics: Tycoon was released on June 20th, 2017 and is 252 pages long. Genre wise Tycoon is contemporary romance, standalone and childhood romance. 

Description: He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

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Overall thoughts: Yay for Katy Evans first standalone book! I loved Tycoon! I always think it’s important for authors to try and connect with their readers and I definitely got that vibe from Tycoon. I think everyone can say that they loved someone when they were young or care deeply about someone. Maybe you are with that person right, maybe you aren’t…but there is a time in your life where you stop, take a look back and think what if? I really like exploring that type of romance narrative and I really enjoyed Aaric and Bryn’s story. Aaric is the perfect leading guy; although he didn’t have as much chapters compared to Bryn’s, I loved reading about his thoughts and feelings. Men are SO different than women so I really appreciate when an author writes from their POV. 

Bryn is a kick ass woman who is driven, sassy and everything I want to be when I’m 29/30! I loved the dynamic between these two, the push and pull of will they, won’t they? I’m actually quite sad that Tycoon was a standalone because I want more of Aaric and Bryn! That is my constant issue with standalones haha! But all in all, I loved Tycoon and I think it was a great nicely wrapped present Katy Evans has given us at the start of the summer! I can guarantee that Tycoon will either win best cover of the year or be in my top ten reads of 2017. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “You play the game well.”
“It’s never been a game with you.” – Aaric & Bryn

“You want me.” “I…”
“It’s okay, I want you too.” -Aaric & Bryn 

“Bryn, I see my future in your eyes.” -Aaric 
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My Rating:  5/5 Shells
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About the Author: 
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Release Blitz & Review: Third Base by Stella

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The Cover: I adore this cover! I think it’s visual pleasing to the eye and very sexy! I like how the baseball bat was added but I feel like it needed more baseball added to the cover because the sport is a important part of the story! A-

Basics: Third Base was released on November 2nd, 2017, published by GFY Publishing and is 335 pages long. Genre wise Third Base belongs to sports romance, childhood romance and contemporary romance. 

Description: First base: kissing.
Second base: above the waist.
Third base: below the waist.
Home run: no explanation needed.

Every baseball player knows to keep their eye on the ball and swing for the fences. Each base counts, but a home run is the goal. No one wants to strike out. This is true both on and off the field.

Ellie had been my best friend since we were born, and we had a plan—get out of the tiny Alabama town we’d grown up in and go to college…together. But even life’s best-laid plans could throw a powerful curveball. Rather than attend classes, I was now the starting pitcher for a Major League team.

While my game-day stats were impressive, my record with women was less desirable. I was the professional baseball player who hadn’t been able to make it past third base since the one and only night I’d played hardball with my best friend. 

When the bottom of the ninth came to a close on my career, I had to decide if our friendship was worth more than a few extra innings.

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Overall thoughts: FINALLY! A baseball romance! I loved the romance book world but when it comes to sports romance I thought they all revolved around football! I absolutely adored this story; there is nothing better than reading about two people growing up together and falling in love, along with dealing with a few bumps along the way. I thought the writing and story was very relatable and honest and I enjoyed Ellie and Coby’s relationship very much. 

If you are looking for a sweet childhood, baseball sporty type romance with some fun humor along the way, Third Base is for you! Harper and Walls make a great team and I will definitely be looking forward to their future works together. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About Stella: When two romance authors, Leddy Harper and Stephie Walls, join forces…you know it’s going to be STELLA

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Release Blitz & Review: American King by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: I never say this about covers but I really and I mean REALLY do not like this cover. Personally I don’t think it represents Ash at all and I wish really wish they would of given his character justice because he is KING and this cover is just horrible. But you know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’? That saying presents American King folks, hold onto your seats because this review is gonna get a bit crazy! 

Basics: American King was released on October 31st, 2017 and is 456 pages long. Genre wise American King belongs to contemporary, contemporary romance, angst and drama. 

Description: They say that every tragic hero has a fatal flaw, a secret sin, a tiny stitch sewn into his future since birth.  And here I am.  My sins are no longer secret. My flaws have never been more fatal.  And I’ve never been closer to tragedy than I am now.

I am a man who loves, a man whose love demands much in return.  I am a king, a king who was foolish enough to build a kingdom on the bones of the past. I am a husband and a lover and a soldier and a father and a president.

And I will survive this. Long live the King.
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Overall thoughts: I can’t believe the New Camelot series is over. I started American Queen last November and fell so in love with Sierra Simone’s beautiful writing, great characters and crazy off the wall, hair pulling, toe curling plot. I just can’t believe it’s over. We started with a Queen, learned more about a Prince and the story ended with the King. Where do I even begin? To be honest with you I thought this series was going to end horribly and ruin my life, no I’m serious. Dead serious.I haven’t been obsessed or more heartsick over a series like this since Harry freaking Potter. Greer, Embry and Ash will hold a piece of my heart for my entire life…that is how much I love this series. So let’s dive in this stunning conclusion! Warning: spoilers ahead!

With the way American Prince ended,(you can read my review here<–) I had the worst feeling ever. Everyone was torn apart: Ash found out he had a secret son with his SISTER, Embry left Ash and Greer so he can run against Ash for the Presidency, Abilene was supposedly pregnant with Embry’s child and our trio relationship seemed to be in ruins.  So how the heck was ANYTHING supposed to be fixed or worked out? I don’t know how but Sierra Simone wrapped up things quite nicely and even added a little bow!

Things were strained for several years between our Queen, Prince and King but they all worked out! I guess you could say the main thing about the trio’s relationship was that they persisted. Abilene married Embry and had his child, even so the love between Ash, Greer and Embry was strong. You would think that would be the main issue between all of them, but that wasn’t the case; it was the whole Ash vs Embry presidency that caused the main problems. Embry left Ash because he thought he failed protecting Greer so he decided to run against him, little did he know that our King had a plan to take down Melwas all along. All Embry had to do was be patience, but of course our little prince is anything but. 

There were three shocking revelations in American King, one the first one that involved Abilene. Her suicide bothered me more than I thought it would. When Sierra Simone mentioned writing a chapter from Abilene’s point of view in her group on Facebook, I was annoyed. Why did we need a chapter from the evil red haired demon that caused so many problems throughout this entire series? Why Sierra?! Haven’t you tortured us enough?! I’m kidding! Kind of. But yes, I felt sad and I felt sorry for Abilene because haven’t all of us cared for someone who didn’t feel the same way? We weren’t manic or crazy about it I’m sure but still, I felt bad for her. 

The second shocking thing about American King was Merlin! I seriously thought he would end up being the bad guy but nope! Merlin was team Queen-Prince-King all along!

And the craziest, shocking, out of left field part about American King? Greer, Ash and Embry are reincarnations of Queen Genevieve, King Arthur and Knight Lancelot. The biggest kicker of them all though? Merlin IS Merlin AND this entire thing has happened before and he’s SEEN it. Greer, Ash and Embry loved each other in another life and came back again to love each other once. Mind. Blown. I saw hints of Merlin actually having magical powers in American Prince and some hints in American Queen but the fact that Sierra actually went through with this in a contemporary romance book and officially making it a fantasy love story? She is seriously the best. 

I loved this story and these characters that made my toes curl and made me cry for hours on end. So much. I’m going to miss the crazy twists and turns that turned my world upside down! I HIGHLY recommend this series and can guarantee that you won’t regret it! Thank you Sierra Simone for writing such an amazing, crazy, life ruining story because I will cherish it forever. Long live the King, Queen and Prince! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “And now here we are in a tragedy of our own. Except we probably do deserve it.” -Embry

“I love you, and that will always be the end our story.” -Embry

“I hate you.”
“I love you and I’m going to make you cry tonight if you don’t say no to me.”
-Embry and Ash

“I will find them again and I will love them again. And if I have to, I will die for them again.” -Ash 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells

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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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Review: Mr. President by Katy Evans

I had the honor of receiving an ARC of Mr. President by Katy Evans! (ARC= Advanced Reader’s Copy for you non bloggers out there!)  I want to start off this review by saying I am a huge fan of Katy and her wonderful series. I started reading her Real series in May 2013 and I have been hooked ever since. So I am completely over the moon and beyond thankful to be chosen to review one of her books early. (Thank you again to Katy and to Nina at Socialbutterfly!) I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you! Trust me guys, you are going to want to get a hold of this one!
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BasicsMr. President will be released on October 31st, Happy Halloween! Mr. President is 280 pages long and is published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Description: He’s won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him. He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side. Two terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I’m determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I’m helpless to resist. We’re stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt’s chance at the presidency on the line.

Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.
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(Some small spoilers ahead)
Overall thoughts: Evans wrote an absolutely perfect, romantic book and her timing couldn’t be more ideal. Everyone’s mind seems to be on the 2016 election and whoever you are voting for, you have to  agree how crazy the 2016 election has been so far. Some people are going crazy over whose running and others want to move to Canada. Mr. President is a perfect escape for anyone who either needs a break from the election or loves Kennedy family centric history. Charlotte and Matt’s chemistry is endearing and  magnetic. It’s not just a romance story about two people who see each other and want one another, then fall in love. Charlotte and Matt knew each other as kids and remembered each other as they grew up which I personally find so swoon worthy. Two people who haven’t seen each other in years and they find their way back to one another and fall in love? Count me in!

I also love how Evans added that touch of forbidden romance into Charlotte and Matt’s relationship with different aspects. Charlotte just turned two twenty and Matt is thirty five, a thirteen age difference. Most people I don’t think would care about this; some would maybe raise their eyebrows but for a man who is running for President and dating a woman who is thirteen years younger than he is? It’s been decades and decades since we’ve had a candidate run for the Presidency without a spouse, so of course people are going to question why Matt Hamilton isn’t married. (At least in Evans world they are.) So when Charlotte joins Matt’s campaign team and they start to secretly fall for one another, it could be turned into a scandal considering all the sneaking around they have to do. 

Having Matt run as a third party candidate was also something I enjoyed. It was a nice twist and I appreciated the fresh take on a different type of nominee considering we usually only hear about the Democrat or Republican candidate.

I adored Mr. President very much and I was actually pretty shocked to learn that Mr. President would be turning into a series! Pleasantly shocked. I thought Mr. President would be a standalone but Katy Evans continues to surprise me. Mr. President left me with several questions so I can’t wait for the next installment of the White House series, Commander in Chief!
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes:  “Focus Charlotte! Nope. Not on his ass.” -Charlotte 
“I’m playing with fire and I don’t care.” -Matt
“She’s in my veins, this girl.” -Matt
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About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
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