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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.

Follow Stacey Lynn: Facebook: www.facebook.com/staceylynnbooks
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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)
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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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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.

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Review: Shadow Wings (The Darkest Drae series #2) by Kelly St. Clare & Raye Wagner

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The Cover: I love this cover! The details in it are so eye catching and so beautiful that I honestly just want to keep staring at it.

Basics: Shadow Wings was released on February 8th 2018 and is 383 pages. Genre Wise Shadow Wings belongs to Mature Young Adult, Fantasy and Romance.

Description: I will never be controlled again. A manipulative dragon shifter. A sexy phaetyn prince. Me? I shouldn’t even exist.  

With peace established in Verald, I should be free; Lord Tyrrik is liberated from his blood oath, after all. But the freedom in Verald is an illusion. If I remain, destruction will surely follow.

As soon as I come into my powers, the blood-thirsty emperor of Draecon will know. Even now, he is hunting me.

When a Phaetyn prince arrives promising safety, the solution seems perfect. A little too perfect. But is the objective of our group security or something more? Because everyone is telling me what my goals should be.

Who do you trust when everyone has lied to you?
Should I listen with my head – or my heart?
I might not get a choice.
raye.pngOverall thoughts: Please do not continue reading unless you’ve read Blood Oath before continuing with this review, minor spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned!!

At the end of Blood Oath we left Ryn in a bit of a difficult situation. She was still dealing with the aftermath of being in the castle and dealing with Irrik’s betrayal and lies. It’s a bit of whirlwind when you find out that someone you deeply love not only lied and concealed themselves from you but was also the main reason your home and a lot of the people you lived were destroyed. Oh and she also found out she’s part dragon on top of everything so that’s a problem. 

I really admire Ryn’s tenacity in Shadow Wings because she is one heck of a woman. She’s been kidnapped, abused, tortured, lied to and betrayed, yet she is just determined to keep moving forward. She sets out with Dyter and Tyrrick on a mission for safety but finds something herself pulled back into the mess of her country instead. Not only does she have all that on her plate, she and Tyrrick still have a lot to talk about and it doesn’t look like he’s going to give up on her anytime soon. 

Shadow Wings expands on the amazing story that Blood Oath started and makes me crave even more books in the Darkest Drae series! I am so excited to see what happens next!  

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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**Blood Oath & the entire Darkest Drae series is available on Kindle Unlimited**
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About the Authors: 
Kelly St. Clare: 
Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unraveling this mystery and began writing. Her works include The Tainted AccordsThe After Trilogy, and The Darkest Drae. A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her ginger-bearded husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.

Follow Kelly: Website / Twitter 

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Raye Wagner:
 As one of eight children, I learned to love reading as a means of escaping the chaos that comes with being a part of a large family. When I was a teenager, I read Leon Uris’s Exodus, and fell in love with the character, Kitty Fremont. Not only was I in love with Ari Ben Canaan (my first introduction to an alpha male), but I felt a connection with her, so much so that I pursued a career in nursing. I continued to collect books and read through college, and even as I established my career. Years later, I read the Twilight saga, my first introduction to YA literature as an adult. I was in Half-Price Books and picked up a middle-grade novel with a boy and a lightning bolt on the cover. I read the first page, and bought the first four Percy Jackson books. Isn’t this series fantastic? After that I was hooked, and YA literature became my genre of choice.

I live in Middle Tennessee with my husband and three children. My favorite things include trips to the beach, baking sweets (and eating them), Tae Kwon Do, and doing puzzles and Legos with my family.

Follow Raye: Website / Twitterkaty

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ARC Review & Release Blitz: This Time Around by Stacey Lynn

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The Cover: I love this cover! I think it’s romantic, sensual and very intimate. I also love that a couple is featured instead of just one person and I think it is perfect for Cooper and Rebecca, A+. 

Basics: This Time Around was released on April 10th 2018, published by Stacey Lynn Books and is 336 pages long. Genre wise This Time Around belongs to contemporary romance. 

Description: Cooper Hawke was everything I didn’t need. Rich and famous, and a high-profile actor, he lived a life of luxury while my life had always been much more simple.

Yet when he showed up at my cattle ranch in Kansas, he gave me everything I didn’t think I wanted again.

His marriage was over and he was lost. I was still barely surviving in my grief after my husband’s sudden death.

As hard as I tried to keep him out, he slipped past my defenses, and slowly, a connection grew between us I could no longer deny.

But this time around, we were on borrowed time. Because Cooper still had his real life waiting for him back in Hollywood.

Overall thoughts: This Time Around was such an emotional, loving read! My heart completely fell apart for Cooper and Rebecca and what they were going through! Rebecca lost her husband and Cooper is dealing with an ugly divorce and the reality that his relationship wasn’t real. These two needed each other and that is exactly what Stacey Lynn did. 

Cooper needs to escape his cheating wife, their numbing divorce and the pressures of Hollywood and his agent has the perfect escape. Staying the summer at a cattle ranch in Kansas. Rebecca is just trying to live day by day, hour by hour taking care of the ranch and animals. Keeping busy however isn’t stopping her from grieving her husband or healing the sadness and hurt she is feeling, until Cooper comes along anyway. 

Cooper and Rebecca really touched my heart because they’ve been both dealt with terrible situations and you just want the best for them, even just reading about them I immediately wanted their situations fixed. Stacey Lynn does a fantastic job of doing that with her readers, you feel so close to her characters that they feel real to you. I really loved reading about their story and honestly how love can blossom even in the most desolate, darkened places. This Time Around is a good feel romance that will warm and touch your heart, a book that should be read when someone feels like things aren’t going well. This book is just a reminder maybe that what you’re going through isn’t forever and maybe the next time around things will work out.
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Favorite Quotes: “Did making so many movies in Hollywood teach you how to kiss so well?” “No. The girls in Buffalo did.” -Rebecca and Cooper

“It’s us. Moving on with life.” “And this time around, I had no doubt it was going to surpass all the dreams either of us ever had.” -Rebecca and Cooper

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.

If you would like to know more about Stacey Lynn, follow her here:
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ARC Review & Release Blitz: Love Rerouted by Leddy Harper

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The Cover: I love the cover and it’s overall vibe and color scheme! Everything blends together and the entire aesthetic of it is very pleasing. I also like how their is a couple on the cover instead of just one model, it’s a nice change and I think they look very good together, perfect for Maggie and Talon. A+

Basics: Getaway Car was released on April 4th 2018 and genre wise belongs to contemporary romance. 

Description: I needed to get out of town but didn’t have a car.
He had nowhere to go and offered to drive.
Forty-eight hours was all we were given.
A lifetime wouldn’t have been enough.

She had something of mine.
And I was determined to get it back.
I thought it was just my getaway car she’d stolen.
I had no idea she’d captured my heart as well.

Overall thoughts:
Before I dive into my thoughts, I wanted to first discuss Leddy Harper. I am a huge fan of her and here is the great thing about her: she will break your heart then piece it back together again…all in one book! To me that’s an important aspect that every author should have in some shape or form, to make the reader feel something. With Harper it’s not just romance or attraction, she puts true emotion into her writing and characters and I just love it. 

Getaway Car is a story about two people running from things but falling hard for each other. Maggie is an eighteen year old trying to escape a bad situation and Talon is also running from a bad situation, put these two together and you have one complicated, messy attraction and love story. They only had a few days together but they both made huge impacts on each other’s lives which is another trope of romance books I love so much, time skips and jumps. I do find that when people are apart yet they can only think about is one person very romantic. 

The romance and the relationship between Maggie and Talon was great but my absolute favorite part of Getaway Car was the constant suspense and guessing game of the twists and turns throughout the plot! I couldn’t put it down! With the magnetic chemistry of the couple and my curiousness I devoured Getaway Car very quickly! No spoilers but once you pick up this book and start reading you won’t be able to stop because you won’t be able to put the book down! Getaway Car was a fantastic read and will be on my list of my favorite 2018 reads! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Don’t worry I got you.” -Talon

“Needless to say, Hope was a hateful, lying bitch.” -Talon

“He was hot. Sexy as hell. His voice was enough to melt panties and spread legs.” -Maggie

“Why me, sweetheart?”
“I wish I had  an answer for you, unfortunately I don’t.”
“Then make something up…”
“Because you smell good.” -Maggie & Talon

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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TheGetawayCar_Teaser6About 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.

Follow Leddy Harper:
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Review: Blood Oath by Raye Wagner & Kelly St. Clare

blood oath.jpgThe Cover:  I love this cover! It’s very eye catching and beautiful; the fantasy details in are gorgeous and honestly it’s so beautiful I immediately want it on my bookshelf. A+

Basics: Blood Oath was released on November 9th 2017 and is 324 pages long. Genre wise Blood Oath belongs to Mature Young Adult, Fantasy and Romance.

Description: Everything I know is a lie.
I’m an ordinary mortal girl. Lord Irrik is a depraved dragon shifter. King Irdelron is an immortal tyrant. In the disease ridden land of Verald, life is mapped out much like the established rings of our kingdom. Everyone has a role…
Me? I’ll be uselessly serving potato stew for the rest of my life because I can’t make anything grow. But starvation brews rebellion.
When the king strikes, I’m captured by Lord Irrik. Instantly, I’m embroiled in a deadly game. One where I’m desperate to understand the rules. Because nothing makes sense anymore. Now, I’m not only fighting for my life . . . but a love that could be the key to my freedom. What if the truth means you’re not who — or what — you thought you were?
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Overall thoughts: I found Blood Oath on Kindle Unlimited and I was drawn to it because I’ve been on a Fantasy and Young Adult kick lately. I read the synopsis and as soon as I saw dragons I immediately picked it as one of my top ten kindle unlimited books and was completely blown away! Blood Oath is well written, the plot draws you in and makes you want to continue reading from start to finish. 

Ryn is the heroine of Blood Oath and I adore her. She is funny, stubborn, determined, sassy combined with great sense of humor and she is an amazing character. She gets caught up in a quite mess and finds herself in a horrible situation but she keeps going anyway; which I think many would find inspiring myself included, because honestly with the way the world is right now, it’s nice to be able to read about a character who keeps rallying forward through terrible circumstances. 

Irrik is a very mysterious fellow who has this attractive, bad boy look going on with a ‘I’m not telling you anything’ kind of vibe. No spoilers but I found Irrik very interesting and super, SUPER frustrating by the end of the book but I love him all the same. He and Ryn have a very strange, dynamic and charging relationship that I enjoyed reading about. 

Overall Blood Oath kept me on my toes, curious and craving for more! I devoured this book within a day and immediately got the second book, Shadow Wings on my kindle right away! My review for the second book in The Darkest Drae series will be up soon! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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**Blood Oath & the entire Darkest Drae series is available on Kindle Unlimited**
Buy Blood Oath:
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About the Authors: Kelly St. Clare: Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unraveling this mystery and began writing. Her works include The Tainted AccordsThe After Trilogy, and The Darkest Drae. A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her ginger-bearded husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.
Follow Kelly: Website / Twitter 

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Raye Wagner:
 As one of eight children, I learned to love reading as a means of escaping the chaos that comes with being a part of a large family. When I was a teenager, I read Leon Uris’s Exodus, and fell in love with the character, Kitty Fremont. Not only was I in love with Ari Ben Canaan (my first introduction to an alpha male), but I felt a connection with her, so much so that I pursued a career in nursing. I continued to collect books and read through college, and even as I established my career. Years later, I read the Twilight saga, my first introduction to YA literature as an adult. I was in Half-Price Books and picked up a middle-grade novel with a boy and a lightning bolt on the cover. I read the first page, and bought the first four Percy Jackson books. Isn’t this series fantastic? After that I was hooked, and YA literature became my genre of choice.

I live in Middle Tennessee with my husband and three children. My favorite things include trips to the beach, baking sweets (and eating them), Tae Kwon Do, and doing puzzles and Legos with my family.

Follow Raye: Website / Twitter 

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Review: A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

winga.jpg The Cover: This cover is perfection! Minus showing her face, it shows Feyre in all her rebel, resilient, beautiful, warrior glory. It’s one of my favorite covers ever! A+

Basics: A Court Of Wings and Ruin was released on May 2nd, 2017, published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens and is 720 pages long. Genre wise A Court Of Wings and Ruin belongs to belongs to belongs to Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction and Romance.

Description: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
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Overall thoughts: A Court of Wings and Ruin is literally the perfect ending to a book series, but the best part? It’s not! The world of A Court Of Thorns and Roses is continuing on! Which is fantastic because A Court of Wings and Ruins was great but left a lot of unanswered questions, but we will discuss that later in this review. For now let’s discuss the heart and soul of this amazing book: Feyre.

I’ll start with Feyre because I’ll be honest, I have a girl crush on her. Feyre is such an amazing character because if you compare her from where she was in book one, AKA A Court Of Thorns And Roses to now, A Court Of Wings and Ruins…the character development is just out of this world. I have read a book that included a character that grew as much as Feyre did; sure she went through a lot of heartbreaking and horrible experiences but honestly that made root for her! Every time Feyre stood up for herself and her family in A Court Of Wings and Ruin I literally wanted to stop reading and just cheer for her. It was SO empowering and Feyre is the type of heroine that every young teenager going through something horrible needs to read about, heck Feyre is the character EVERYONE needs to read about when they are having a hard time. She will forever be one of my favorite characters and I’m excited for the future of the A Court Of Thorns And Roses book series because I am sure she will only continue to grow and be amazing. 

Story wise A Court Of Wings And Ruin has A LOT of ground to cover and finish up. Feyre and Rhysand were apart last time we saw them in A Court Of Mist And Fury, Prythian is on the verge of war, Lucian announced that Elain (Feyre’s sister) is his mate, Nesta (Feyre’s other sister) and Cassian have this weird dynamic going on that is interesting and confusing, did I mention that Prythian was about to be invaded and um, hello…war! Honestly I was a bit concerned because the way everything ended, there was STILL a lot of unanswered questions and no spoilers, but what happened towards the end of A Court Of Wings And Ruin brought up even MORE questions. Thankfully the series will continue on in a novella releasing May 1st, 2018 A Court Of Frost And Starlight that will hopefully wrap up the loose ends and be the platform for more books in this series. Which has been confirmed so get excited people!

Overall I loved A Court Of Wings And Ruin and I think for the most part was the perfect ending to the first three books in this series. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.” -Rhys

“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.” -Rhys

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: 
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel,is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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ARC Review & Release Blitz: Escort by Skye Warren

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The Cover: I love the cover! As always I wish we could see the cover model’s face but the shirt open with the relaxed body posture plus pink, bright print is great. I find it very eye catching and very escort-like and if that isn’t a thing, I just made it into one! A+

Basics: Escort was released on March 20th, 2018, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and is 258 pages long. Genre wise Escort belongs to contemporary romance.

Description: There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.
I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that . . . she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction. But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.Escort.jpgOverall thoughts: I have never read a Skye Warren book before, that being said…I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by Skye Warren before because she is an amazing writer! I adored Escort! It was diverse, it was special and it definitely was very emotional at times. I really enjoyed that the point of view was from Hugo, it’s very rare in the romance book world that we get point of view’s from men but I really enjoy it. 

Hugo is the most sought out man in the city, he’s rich, he’s powerful and he knows exactly what to say and do to make a woman feel good. But everyone has an ulterior motive during some point of their lives and Hugo is no different. When he meets with a new client Beatrix, he doesn’t expect what she asks of him. Taking someone’s virtue isn’t exactly what people make appointments for either. Hugo focus suddenly shifts to the beguiling and beautiful Beatrix and why she hired him for such a thing. 

All of a sudden Hugo seems to start falling for his client, forgetting the real reason he wanted to be her Escort in the first place. Hugo and Bea are a fantastic couple, their chemistry leaps off the pages and is undeniably, I love reading about them. Not only they do make a sexy match for one another, but their emotional backgrounds and stories touched and warmed my heart. 

I think I love Escort so much because not only is the book’s point of view male centered (which again is rare in the romance book world) but also because Hugo is different. He speaks different languages, his backstory is different and most of all he’s Moroccan. I am a firm believer in diversity and I really appreciate what Skye Warren did with Hugo. Escort will be one of my top reads of 2018 and if you love a feel good romance about two broken people coming together to be happy, Escort is for you! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: 
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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ARC Review & Excerpt: Sinner by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: This is cover is amazing, it’s intimate, beyond sexual and so forbidden. Like we shouldn’t be looking at the model, right? Pardon the pun but looking at the cover makes me feel like I’m sinning. 

Basics: Sinner was released on March 15th 2018 and is 366 pages long. Genre wise Sinner belongs to contemporary romance, age gap romance and forbidden romance. 

Description: I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be.  I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.

What do I believe in?  Money. Sex. Macallan 18.
They have words for men like me—playboy.  Womanizer. Skirt chaser.

My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.
Sinner.
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Excerpt:  “Zenny,” I mumble against her lips, some valiant part of me recognizing that this is far, far beyond the kiss she asked for, and also recognizing that I’m going to come all over the inside of my Hugo Boss suit pants if she keeps it up.  Even through the clothes, I can feel her heat, her shameless rolls hinting at where she goes soft and wet between her legs.

Fuck, I want to see it.  I want to see her pussy. It’s suddenly all I can think about, all I can want or crave, just one glimpse, just a peek.

“I want to see your cunt,” I say hoarsely, lifting my head.

“My…cunt?”  She says the word like she’s never said it out loud before.

“Yeah.”  My voice is so ragged right now, so desperate, and fuck, I’ve never felt this frantic before.  Like I’ll actually combust if I don’t get this one thing, this one small sight of her secret place.

She lets out a shaky breath, her hand dropping from my lapel to her skirt, which she slowly rucks up to her waist as I devour her lips once more, as I bury my face in her neck and kiss every sliver of skin exposed above her collar.  I bite at her ear, at her jaw, my hand finding hers as it pulls her skirt up, so that I’m helping her do it, that we’re doing it together, this forbidden act, this forbidden revelation.

Her forbidden body.  That word, forbidden, spikes through my mind, bringing with it equal spikes of lust and fear.  Because yes, it’s fucking hot that I shouldn’t be kissing her, I shouldn’t be begging to see her most secret place, my hand shouldn’t be covering hers as it slides up her thigh—but it’s also bad.  Bad even for Sean Bell.

Bad, bad, bad.
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Overall thoughts: Sinner is another gift that Sierra Simone has given us! This book was much lighter in comparison to Simone’s other works (I’m still reeling from The New Camelot trilogy to be honest!) but I really loved it. Sean is the classical older bad boy that every romance reader wants and dreams about but I really enjoyed him because one he is absolutely hilarious and two, very relatable. Faith is a very tricky thing and I think everyone tends to struggle with their own faith at some point in their lives. So what would happen if you brought someone who didn’t believe in a God with someone who does believe in God and wants to devote their life to that God? The Nun and the Sinner. 

Zenny is a college study who is solely focused on her goals: becoming a nun and helping others, whereas Sean is an older playboy billionaire dealing with his mother dying of cancer and this insane attraction for someone much, MUCH younger than him. But of course there are complications: Sean shares a small past with her, Zenny is his best friend’s little sister, the age difference and most of all…Zenny is about to become a nun. 

The story of the Nun and the Sinner just got a bit more complicated. Zenny and Sean are a wonderful couple and their intimacy and chemistry leaps off the pages as you read. Simone has a such a way of words that I’m either blushing scarlet or re-reading the sentence several times because it was that beautiful and powerful. Sinner is a standalone (part of The Priest series) but I honestly wish there were several more books about Sean and Zenny. One of my favorite reads of 2018 so far! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Oh my God, I’m going to hell. I don’t even believe in hell and I’m going there.” -Sean

“It’s too soon, but I love her. She’s Elijah’s little sister and much too young for me, and she only wants me for sex, but I love her. And she’s going to leave me for her God, but I love her.” -Sean

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling 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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