Reel (Hollywood Renaissance #1) by Kennedy Ryan

“Emotional, layered, sexy, and deeply satisfying, with stunning prose and a
sweeping storyline, REEL is everything that has Kennedy Ryan fans devouring her books.”

— Lexi Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

Reel, an all new epic CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE love story from
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

One moment in the spotlight.

For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine.

I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night.

Canon Holt.
Famous film director.
Fascinating. Talented. Fine.

Before I could catch my breath, everything changed.
I went from backstage Broadway to center stage Hollywood.
From being unknown, to my name, Neevah Saint, on everyone’s lips.
Canon casts me in a star-studded Harlem Renaissance biopic, catapulting me into another stratosphere.

But stars shine brightest in the dead of night.

Forbidden attraction, scandal and circumstances beyond my control jeopardize my dream.

Could this one shot—the role of a lifetime, the love of a lifetime—cost me everything?

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My Review

Rating : 4.5 Stars

I devoured this book, it was hard to put down. Kennedy Ryan’s writing is flawless and she delivered a powerful storyline. She’s so good at creating multi-layered complex, damaged characters that are so completely likeable too, and a plot line rich with intrigue, heart and emotion. Neevah and Cannon’s connection is genuine and I was rooting for them from the very beginning. Their chemistry really leaped off the pages. Their story of true love is unique, romantic, intense and thought provoking, it’s not the story of an easy love. It will capture your heart. The struggles and obstacles that these characters faced made this book even more heartbreaking and compelling.

I love Neevah’s strength and independence. She is so resilient and yet so vulnerable. Cannon is a perfect match for her. From the beginning, you get a sense that he is a genuinely nice guy. He is supportive, strong and single-minded. He wants everything for her, and he doesn’t let much stand in his way. From the moment they meet, he recognizes her as an exceptional actress who has the capacity to reach her audience on a personal level. He offers her the lead role in a Black biopic he is directing. The way the author penned the evolution of Neevah and Cannon’s relationship is nothing short of intense! The tension between them makes the slow burn so worth it. I couldn’t get enough of their romance! I can’t wait to see where this series takes us next!

Many thanks to the author and Social Butterfly PR for the advanced review copy of this book.

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About Kennedy Ryan

A USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Kennedy Ryan and her
writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment
Weekly, Glamour, Cosmo, TIME, O Mag and many others. A RITA® Award winner,
Kennedy writes empowered women from all walks of life and centers those who have
found themselves perennially on the margins of traditional storytelling.


Her Hoops Series (Long Shot, Block Shot and Hook Shot) and All the King’s Men Series
(The Kingmaker, The Rebel King and Queen Move) have been optioned for television.
An autism mom, Kennedy co-founded LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable initiative, and
has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an
advocate for autism families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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Reel (Hollywood Renaissance #1) by Kennedy Ryan #newrelease #bookreview

“Reel is alive and pulsing like a beating heart.

This romance is a triumph of art and emotion.

–Talia Hibbert, New York Times bestselling author

Reel, an all new epic CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE love story from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

One moment in the spotlight.

For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine.

I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night.

Canon Holt.

Famous film director.

Fascinating. Talented. Fine.

Before I could catch my breath, everything changed.

I went from backstage Broadway to center stage Hollywood.

From being unknown, to my name, Neevah Saint, on everyone’s lips.

Canon casts me in a star-studded Harlem Renaissance biopic, catapulting me into another stratosphere.

But stars shine brightest in the dead of night.

Forbidden attraction, scandal and circumstances  beyond my control jeopardize my dream.

Could this one shot—the role of a lifetime, the love of a lifetime—cost me everything?

My Review

Rating : 4.5 stars

I devoured this book, it was hard to put down. Kennedy Ryan’s writing is flawless and she delivered a powerful storyline. She’s so good at creating multi-layered complex, damaged characters that are so completely likeable too, and a plot line rich with intrigue, heart and emotion. Neevah and Cannon’s connection is genuine and I was rooting for them from the very beginning. Their chemistry really leaped off the pages. Their story of true love is unique, romantic, intense and thought provoking, it’s not the story of an easy love. It will capture your heart. The struggles and obstacles that these characters faced made this book even more heartbreaking and compelling. 

I love Neevah’s strength and independence. She is so resilient and yet so vulnerable. Cannon is a perfect match for her. From the beginning, you get a sense that he is a genuinely nice guy. He is supportive, strong and single-minded. He wants everything for her, and he doesn’t let much stand in his way. From the moment they meet, he recognizes her as an exceptional actress who has the capacity to reach her audience on a personal level. He offers her the lead role in a Black biopic he is directing.  The way the author penned the evolution of Neevah and Cannon’s relationship is nothing short of intense! The tension between them makes the slow burn so worth it. I couldn’t get enough of their romance! I can’t wait to see where this series takes us next!

Many thanks to the author and Social Butterfly PR for the advanced copy of this book.

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About Kennedy Ryan

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Kennedy Ryan and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmo, TIME, O Mag and many others. A RITA® Award winner, Kennedy writes empowered women from all walks of life and centers those who have found themselves perennially on the margins of traditional storytelling.

Her Hoops Series (Long Shot, Block Shot and Hook Shot) and All the King’s Men Series (The Kingmaker, The Rebel King and Queen Move) have been optioned for television.

An autism mom, Kennedy co-founded LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable initiative, and has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for autism families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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For Lucy by Jewel E. Ann #newrelease #bookreview

For Lucy by Jewel E. Ann is now live!

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jewel E. Ann comes a novel so heartfelt and real it redefines the meaning of love. I’m the wrong guy in the right place the night I steal Tatum Bradshaw from another man. When she mistakes me for her blind date, I decide she deserves a man who shows up on time … like me. Emmett Riley, Mr. Punctual. Once I confess my true identity and convince her I’m not a creep–just a thief–it’s only a matter of time before my sexy smile and quick wit claim her heart, her hand in marriage, and the perfect life. Unfortunately, perfection is an illusion, like the promises of our wedding vows. No one can prepare for the unimaginable–the heartbreaking exception to all the rules in life. When thirty seconds destroys everything, I have to find a new existence and keep my promise to always love our daughter, Lucy, the most. For Lucy, I will keep a secret, and I will watch my wife drift into the arms of another man. Given the chance … can I reclaim my wife and the pieces of our life?

*This story contains sensitive subject matter.

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My Review

Rating : 4 Stars

This was a beautiful story of enduring love and second chance. It does contain sensitive subject matter that could be triggering. Flawed, complex characters make this book an interesting and poignant read. The narrative flicked between current and past history and it worked well. The drip feed of background information kept the tension and intensity of the story at a high level.  My heart broke for Emmett and Tatum and what they have been through.  Both are lost and damaged, I wanted them to find peace. I wanted them to find happiness. When their journey of healing, self-discovery and understanding finally unfolds, you feel immensely satisfied as a reader. The story is told in Emmett’s point of view and the author does a great job in my opinion of laying out in great detail the thoughts and feelings that he has had for a very long time. His love for his family is unconditional, he has the most beautiful soul. My heart went out to him and I easily became emotionally invested in this character, his  pain and his struggle. Jewel E. Ann ’s writing is flawless, it made Emmett’s longing and hurt come off the pages. Many thanks to the author and Valentine PR for the advanced reader copy of this book.

Meet Jewel E. Ann

Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best selling author a with a quirky sense of humor. When she’s not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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The Devil in Her Bed (Devil You Know #3) by Kerrigan Byrne #bookreview

Published March 9th 2021 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart.

They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets his sights on the undeniably beautiful Countess of Mont Claire, Francesca Cavendish, he doesn’t realize that he has met a match like no other.

TRUE LOVE WEARS NO DISGUISE

Francesca is a countess by day and stalks her prey—those responsible for the death of her family—by night. What she does not expect is to be thrown into the path of the devil himself, the Earl of Devlin. She has secrets of her own and he seems determined to lay them bare. Can her heart survive finding the love of her life and losing him when all is revealed?

My Review

Rating : 4 Stars

I loved this spellbinding, dark story of revenge and true love, combining witty dialogue and emotionally charged scenes. The suspense was breathtaking with some plot twists that I didn’t see coming. I got swept up in the emotions of the characters. These two very different characters complete each other perfectly and are the best allies in the face of danger. The balance of dark and light between Francesca and Declan is brilliantly woven. They are both wounded heroes and their story broke my heart. Their emotions are bound by their common tragic past that weighs heavily on them. In their own way, they have set out to destroy the Crimson Council, a secretive occult society using the power of its members for evil purposes. Francesca and Declan want for nothing else but truth and justice.

Francesca’s life is consumed by one mission: destroy those responsible for the death of her family and friends. In her search for answers, Francesca is flirting with danger. She has infiltrated the Crimson Council and seduced its leader. She is brazen, independent and resolved, even though she isn’t sure she’ll survive her quest for vengeance. She has got an inner strength that I found admirable. Declan is a man with dubious contacts and uncommon skills. He will do anything in his power to keep Francesca safe. He’s the perfect combination of damaged, enigmatic and compassionate. He has a seriously twisted past.

What follows is the fascinating, exciting story of how Francesca and Declan deal with what happened in their past, how their relationship develops.  Their romance is intertwined with a struggle to defeat dangers. There’s a healthy dose of angst throughout the entirety of this story. I was as invested in Francesca’s mission to avenge her family as I was in her romance with Declan. And though the ending of the story felt a bit rushed, the author wrapped up both plotlines in a satisfying way. This book is the third and final book in the Devil You Know trilogy, but it can be read as a standalone.

Many thanks to the publisher for the advanced reader copy of this book.

How To Save A Life by P. Dangelico #newrelease #bookreview

There’s more than one way to save a life…

How To Save A Life by P. Dangelico is now live!

Riley James has everything to live for, a business to grow, goals to achieve. After everything she’s overcome, there’s no way she’s going to let anyone get in the way of her hopes and dreams. Not even a handsome businessman who makes her a crazy offer she would be even crazier to refuse.

Jordan West has everything a man could want. And yet it all feels so meaningless. But when tragedy strikes and he’s entrusted with the care of a two-year-old toddler, life doesn’t seem so meaningless anymore. Jordan West suddenly has everything to live for. Problem is…how does he hold on to that feeling?


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My Review

Rating : 4.5 Stars

This book is a well-written, smart romance. Riley and Jordan ‘s story is a slow burn, they were imperfectly perfect for each other. It is equal amounts of cute, fluffy and mature, deep. Their connection is genuine and beautiful. The plot develops slowly as it fleshes out characters and their relationship with each other. The romance is nice and subtle. Paola Dangelico has this ability to create an air of playfulness, lightness and humour into her stories, even while dealing with some heavy issues.

Riley was such a good mix of funny and sweet. She had a good heart, and I loved her interactions with all of the secondary characters as well as the hero. She certainly was willing and able to stand her ground.

Jordan comes across as a cold, rich bachelor living in a world of wealth and status. But, as the story unfolds, you can’t help but lose your heart to him. He carries around some heavy baggage and hides his emotions. Riley is the character to help him move forward.

Watching their relationship blossom and bloom was nothing short of beautiful. Jordan hires Riley to take care of his two-year-old ward, Maisie. They become this little family, and how Riley handled and connected with Maisie was just perfect.

The story goes through a few turns but nothing really unexpected. When they finally get together, Jordan’s actions are a bit frustrating, but their love is definitely strong enough for them to come out even stronger at the end. I got the happily ever after I asked for. Yet, the book finished a bit abruptly for me.

Many thanks to the author and Valentine PR for the advanced reader copy of this book.

Meet Paola


Paola Dangelico loves romance in all forms, pulp fiction, the NY Jets, and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse poop). She was born in Milan, Italy, grew up in New Jersey watching her father paint the covers of bestselling romance authors like Danielle Steel and Amanda Quick, and after a long stint on the left coast, she returned to the right coast to write about finding love in a modern world. Presently, she resides in New Jersey with her fur family.

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The Villain (Boston Belles #2) by L.J. Shen #bookreview

“A love story with teeth and claws. I dare you not to fall in love with Cillian Fitzpatrick.” – USA Today bestselling author, Parker S. Huntington

The Villain, an all-new twisted modern day Greek tragedy from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

Cruel. Coldblooded. Hades in a Brioni suit.
Cillian Fitzpatrick has been dubbed every wicked thing on planet earth.
To the media, he is The Villain.
To me, he is the man who (reluctantly) saved my life.
Now I need him to do me another, small solid.
Bail me out of the mess my husband got me into.
What’s a hundred grand to one of the wealthiest men in America, anyway?
Only Cillian doesn’t hand out free favors.
The price for the money, it turns out, is my freedom.
Now I’m the eldest Fitzpatrick brother’s little toy.
To play, to mold, to break.
Too bad Cillian forgot one, tiny detail.
Persephone wasn’t only the goddess of spring; she was also the queen of death.
He thinks I’ll buckle under the weight of his mind games.
He is about to find out the most lethal poison is also the sweetest.

My Review

Rating : 5 Stars

I am addicted to L.J.Shen’ stories. This author has a way with words, she makes you feel so much. Rarely do you find a writer who can reach inside the reader to evoke such strong feelings and emotions. Her books are like kindle crack for me, addicting and intoxicating! The second book in the Boston Belles series is a seductive story, a slow burn that is at the same time utterly romantic and simmering with longing and raw emotions.

Cillian is the quintessential swoon-worthy hero, oozing charisma and confidence. This character is utterly complex and mysterious. He is controlling and cold but has a very tender, sweet side that I found adorable. He is someone who has avoided personal entanglements for years and finds himself fascinated by his sister in law’s best friend.

Cillian and Persy ’s chemistry is explosive. Both are confused by the storm of emotions they feel for each other, the yearning, the angst, the intense attraction. Cillian thought he knew what he wanted, merely a marriage of convenience. But Persy changed everything. She is an engaging character, a no-nonsense type of girl, insecure yet determined.

L.J. Shen does a great job of building up the tension, and she definitely knows how to write a super sexy alpha hero. Cillian and Persy’s heartwarming and gorgeously romantic story kept me swooning and turning the pages. This book was one heck of an addictive and emotional read! It is a new top favorite of mine. I highly recommend it.

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Excerpt

I leaned against the doorframe, hands tucked in my front pockets, and observed. It took her three minutes to notice me. Another two to lift her jaw off the floor, straighten her spine, and turn scarlet. Our eyes met across the room, and that nagging murmur in my chest happened again.

Get that checked. If you drop dead from a heart attack at forty, you’ll have no one else to blame. She winced, looking like I physically slapped her. 

“Mr. Fitzpatrick.” 

“Miss Penrose.” 

“Veitch,” she corrected, just to spite me. 

“Not for long,” I noted dryly. “A word?” 

“I know many. My favorite one right now is—leave.”

“You want to hear me out.” I cracked my knuckles. “Now say goodbye to your little friends.” 

She looked back and forth between the kids and me, then turned and murmured something to the teacher next to her, and hurried my way, dunking her head down. “What are you doing here?” 

She closed the door behind her, whisper-shouting. 

I’ve been asking myself the same question since bailing on Keith and his snooze-fest speech. What the hell was I doing here?

About L.J. Shen
L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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The Villain (Boston Belles #2) by L.J. Shen #newrelease

To marry or not to marry Boston’s favorite villain?

The Villain, an all-new dark and decadent love story from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

Cruel. Coldblooded. Hades in a Brioni suit.
Cillian Fitzpatrick has been dubbed every wicked thing on planet earth.
To the media, he is The Villain.
To me, he is the man who (reluctantly) saved my life.
Now I need him to do me another, small solid.
Bail me out of the mess my husband got me into.
What’s a hundred grand to one of the wealthiest men in America, anyway?
Only Cillian doesn’t hand out free favors.
The price for the money, it turns out, is my freedom.
Now I’m the eldest Fitzpatrick brother’s little toy.
To play, to mold, to break.
Too bad Cillian forgot one, tiny detail.
Persephone wasn’t only the goddess of spring; she was also the queen of death.
He thinks I’ll buckle under the weight of his mind games.
He is about to find out the most lethal poison is also the sweetest.

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
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About L.J. Shen
L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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See Me After Class by Meghan Quinn #newrelease

SEE ME AFTER CLASS by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: November 12th
Genre: Romantic Comedy

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Blurb:

“Did you have relations with my brother . . .”

Good question.

I’d like to preface this by saying it was never my intention to ever get involved in a workplace romance, let alone get involved with the most surly, agitating, and pompous man I’ve ever met who just so happens to be my new friend’s brother.

My intentions were to show students how English and reading books could actually be fun and make a new life for myself in the suburbs of Chicago.

But so far, I’ve managed to be called into the principal’s office.

Coerced into participating in the teacher’s badminton league.

And instigated into passionate fights with Arlo Turner over education and decorum while losing my underwear at the same time.

Known as Mr. Turns Me On, he’s the reason I might get fired from my first ever teaching job.

Prologue:

**GREER**
“Before we get started, I’ve been told I need to ask you a question.” Stella sits cross-legged in front of me, a nervous look on her face, water in hand.

“Oh?” I ask, trying to act casual as I bring my glass of red wine to my lips. I have a scary inkling what this might be about.

She glances over at Coraline and winces. “Uh, I feel weird asking.”

Oh God . . . I was right.

Shifting, I say, “You know, we don’t have to—”

“Then why bring it up if you’re not going to propose your query?” Keiko asks impatiently while pushing her green-rimmed glasses up on her nose. “You know the frequency of these meetings is dependent upon staying within the comprehensive itinerary I composed during my lunchbreak.”

“Cool your bloomers, Keeks,” Coraline says while taking a large sip from her wine glass. “I want to know what’s making Stella so fidgety.”

The four founding members of the Ladies in Heat Book Club—aka my mismatched collection of friends—each bring diverse and unique character traits to our group.

Keiko “Keeks” Seymour—resident AP chemistry teacher at Forest Heights High School. Her social etiquette is lacking, her intelligence is off the charts, and she’d rather play with beakers than penises. She wasn’t thrilled about the book club name and made a noble attempt to explain why her suggestion, the Austen Empowerment Collaborative, was far more credible. Majority ruled, she lost.

Stella Garcia—Spanish teacher at Forest Heights and my co-coach. Currently single, makes the best tamales I’ve ever had, and is one stamp away from getting a free donut at Frankie Donuts. Can be shy at times, but when it comes to her family and friends, she doesn’t take shit from anyone. Loyal to the core, one of the reasons I adore her.

Coraline “Cora” Turner—recent divorcée and living with her brother, Arlo. Jobless at the moment and couldn’t care less about it since both she and Arlo have enough inheritance to last them a lifetime. Often annoyed by her older brother or annoying him, doesn’t partake in Twitter—says it’s a filthy pool of opinions, and is the first to offer up a bottle of wine.

Then there’s me . . .

Greer Gibson—twenty-four-year-old fresh to the teaching scene as Forest Heights’s new English teacher and women’s volleyball coach. I love running, have a penchant for a man in a cardigan, and can get a little noisy in the classroom while teaching. I currently share a classroom wall with Arlo Turner, Forest Heights most prestigious English teacher, and might have lost my underwear—

“Out with it, Stella,” Cora says, snapping at her.

“Please, so we can proceed,” Keeks says, straightening her notepad on her lap.

Stella looks me in the eyes and says, “Brock wants to know if there’s anything going on between you and Turner. Apparently, Turner won’t say a thing, but Brock thinks there’s some strong sexual tension building.”

Cora whips her head to me, her eyes wide. “Are you getting it on with my brother?”

Finger pointed in the air, Keeks leans in and says, “The proper term amongst company would be coitus.”
Rolling her eyes, Cora asks, “Did you have coitus with my brother?”

“You could also say intercourse if that amuses your jargon more,” Keeks adds. “Or copulating would be sufficient. But if you are inclined toward romantic terminology, since we are in the presence of the book club, you could say lovemaking or performing intimate acts. Although, given the circumstances of when coitus took place—in the work environment—I would deduce that your actions were performed carnally rather than with the interest of developing a devoted accord.”

“Good God, Keeks,” Cora says, irritated. “Who cares what it’s called? We just want to know if it happened.” Cora looks me in the eyes. “Did it?”

Did it . . .

Good question.

I’d like to preface this by saying it was never my intention to ever get involved in a workplace romance when I was hired at Forest Heights, let alone get involved with the most surly, agitating, and pompous man I’ve ever met.

My intentions were to show students how English and reading books could actually be fun, bring the volleyball team to a state championship, and make a new life for myself in the suburbs of Chicago.

But so far, I’ve managed to be called into the principal’s office.

Infiltrate the teachers’ athletic league.

And had passionate fights with Arlo Turner over education, decorum, and student-teacher friendships.
Not to mention I’ve lost my panties to him in my dreams more than I care to admit.

Why did this all happen?

Simple.

The man dresses in a cardigan, that’s how.

Arlo Turner. The bane of my existence, annoyance to my sanity, and the only man who’s ever made me want to spread my legs in a classroom.

He’s torn down my metaphorical walls, strapped on a cottony cardigan—pushed up the sleeves—and has driven me to the brink of insanity, so now whenever I hear the mention of his name, my legs automatically spread, and my heartrate picks up.

Known as Mr. Turns Me On, he’s the reason my star athlete is struggling to keep her grades up.

He’s the reason I tend to avoid the teacher breakroom.

And he’s the reason I might get fired from my first ever teaching job.

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Backlash (Rivals #2) by Geneva Lee #newrelease #bookreview

Backlash by Geneva Lee is now live! 

Rivals #2

She’s a wildfire. He lit the match…

I thought my life was hell until the devil walked through my door. Sterling isn’t the boy who stole my heart anymore. He’s cunning, manipulative, and dangerous–so why does my body ache for his touch?

I thought I could trust him. I should have known better. He’s broken my heart twice. Now there’s nothing left to break. Because I’m not the girl he fell for or the woman he used. He thought he could play me. He thought he could hurt me. But I’m a survivor, and while I might respond to every stolen kiss, every forbidden moment, there’s one piece of me he’ll never touch. I sold my soul to protect it, and no one can ever learn the truth–not even Sterling Ford.

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I never thought I’d find myself begging for Adair’s forgiveness. But she belongs to me. She always has and she always will. No matter how hard she tries to rewrite history.

It’s too late to change who we’ve become. Maybe nothing can save us now. Maybe nothing ever could. I built my fortune with blood, fueled by lies, and soon my past will catch up with both of us. I can’t protect her from the man I’ve become, and no one can save me from the storm that’s coming–not even Adair MacLaine.

New York Times bestselling author Geneva Lee delivers with the second book in the Rivals series, an emotional roller coaster that’ll leave you begging for more!

  My Review

Rating : 3.5 Stars

Backlash picks up right where Blacklist ends, and from the first page, I was sucked back into the lives of Adair and Sterling, told in past-present storytelling.

Sterling is enigmatic, complicated and has to have his way. He is calculating and it is obvious that he has his own demons to face and deal with. What does come across in this book is the intensity of his love for Adair with some very touching moments mixed with the darkness he hides beneath the surface.

Adair is strong. She feels trapped, she wants to regain control of her life and break free from her past. Her trust is put to the test.  

I love this author and really wanted to love this series too, but, so far, I’ve struggled with the lack of characters’ depth and the past-present storytelling, that is confusing at times. I hope there will be more focus on the development of Adair and Sterling’s romance in the third part of their story.

Many thanks to Grey’s Promotions for the advanced copy of this book.

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Meet Geneva

GENEVA LEE is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including the Royals Saga which has sold two million copies worldwide. She lives in Poulsbo Washington with her husband and three children, and she co-owns Away With Words Bookshop with her sister.

Geneva is married to her high school sweetheart. He’s always the first person to read her books. Sometimes, he reads as she writes them. Last year, they were surprised by finding out Geneva was pregnant with their third child. They welcomed a beautiful baby girl in 2020.

When she isn’t working or writing, Geneva likes to read, bake ridiculous cakes, and watch television. She loves to travel and is always anxious to go on a new adventure.

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The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry #blogtour #bookreview

The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

Release Date – September 8, 2020

Publisher – Montlake

Summary

I know I should stay away from Ian Parker.

But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any.

Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into his spare room. I should say no, but the appeal of a roof and a warm bed is too much. Not to mention Ian’s brown eyes and strong arms.

We’re nothing alike, but the spark between us is undeniable. My life is finally looking up.

Until I call the cops on my stepdad and unintentionally get my pregnant mom arrested.

Now I have to sacrifice my dreams to take care of my mom’s baby. She’s the only family I have left. Meanwhile, Ian’s band is taking off; his dreams are coming true.

Ian is my one chance at love. I just hope he doesn’t become the one chance that got away.

My Review

Rating : 4 stars

A beautifully emotional enemies to lovers romance with great chemistry, lots of heart and a hot and intense story of love and turmoil, of pain and healing. I loved that this story just flowed so perfectly. It is not a dark read, but don’t mistake that for lack of emotion or tension. This story definitely brought out the emotions in me.

It is evident that Ian and Hazel both have pasts they wish they could get away from. Ian appears to be your typical bad boy, but there is so much more to him.  I loved Hazel, she was a strong heroine who just wanted to live a normal life.

These characters are easy to love and attach yourself to. You want them to find happiness. When their journey finally unfolds, you feel immensely satisfied as a reader to have reached their happy ending. 

Many thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy of this book.

Excerpt

A typical Eres Saturday night.

I wandered the ranch with a notebook and pen in my hand. I kept scribbling down lyrics and crossing them out before trying again to create something better, stronger—realer. I kept drumming my fingers against each other, trying to unlock the pieces that I was missing. As I paced back and forth, a voice broke me away from my mind.

“It’s the words.”

I looked up to see Hazel sitting in the rocking chair that Big Paw built for my mother years ago. I used to sit in Mom’s lap as she’d read me stories before bedtime all those years back.

There’d been times I thought about getting rid of the chair in order to forget that memory, but I hadn’t found the strength to let go just yet.

“What do you mean it’s the words?” I asked, walking up the steps of the porch. I leaned against the railing facing her.

She blinked and tilted her head in my direction. “Your words are trash.”

“What?”

“The lyrics to your songs, they are complete garbage, filled with clichés and bubblegum. Don’t get me wrong, the music style and tempos are brilliant. And even though it pains me to admit, your voice is so solid and soulful that you could be a star in a heartbeat. But your lyrics? They are pig shit.”

“I think the saying is horseshit.”

“After spending weeks in a pig pen, pig shit seems to truly sum up my feelings about your music. But my gosh, your voice. It’s a good voice.”

I tried to push off her insult, and tried to ignore her compliment, too. But it was hard. I had an ego that was easy to bruise, and Hazel was swinging her punches while also speaking words of praise. It was as if every bruise she made, she quickly covered with a Bandaid.

Insult, compliment, insult, compliment. Wash, rinse, repeat.

“Everyone else seemed to enjoy it,” I replied, tense with my words.

“Yeah, well, everyone else are morons who are drunk off their minds.”

“Oh? And you think you could do better?”

She laughed. “Without a doubt.” “Okay, Hazel Stone, master of lyrics, give me something to go with.”

She gestured toward the other rocker beside her—the one Dad used to sit in.

I sat down.

She pressed her lips together. “Okay. Give me one of your songs. One that you know is crap but are pretending isn’t crap.”

“They aren’t—”

“Lying isn’t going to get us far tonight, Ian.” 

I narrowed my eyes and murmured a curse word before I began flipping through my notebook to find a song for Hazel to magically make better. “Fine. We can do Possibilities.”

“Hmm… What is it about?”

“A new relationship forming. I want to showcase those beginning feelings, you know? The fears and excitements. The nerves. The unknown. The—”

“First chapters of love,” she finished my thoughts.

“Yes, that.”

She took the pencil from behind my ear and took the notebook from my grip. “May I?”

“Please. Go for it.”

She began scribbling, crossing things out, adding things in, doing whatever came to her mind. She worked like a manwoman, falling into a world of creativity that I didn’t think she’d held inside of her. The only thing I knew about Hazel Stone was where she came from, and the clothes she wore. I hadn’t known anything else, but now she was pouring herself out on the page, and I couldn’t wait to see what the hell she was scribbling.

She took a breath and handed the notebook back to me. “If you hate it, no harm, no foul,” she said.

My eyes darted over the words. “It’s possible this is forever ours. It’s possible we’ll reach the stars. We’ll fight for this, we’ll make it real. Is it possible, possible, to show you how I feel?

“Shit.” I blew out a breath of air. “Hazel…that’s… It’s like you crawled into my head and read the thoughts I couldn’t decipher. That’s the chorus. That’s it.”

About the Author

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts and a minor in creative writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly, of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in. Cherry lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.

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