The Truth About Us (Truth Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

The Truth About Us, the second book in The Truth Duet, is now available!

The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!


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THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

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Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.


Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

My Review

Rating : 4.5 Stars

I have been not so patiently waiting for the conclusion of this story! Aly Martinez is so brilliant with her storytelling! From the very first page, I have been captivated and completely invested in Penn and Cora‘s dark and gritty story and, once again, I devoured this book in one sitting. The plot is intriguing, consuming, emotional and full of surprises! Aly Martinez has a way of drawing you in her story and leaving you breathless and on edge.

I adored the strong, resilient and charismatic characters the author has brought to life. Penn and Cora have a beautiful soul connection, you can feel their connection and chemistry in every word. Their journey is deep, unexpected, suspenseful and intense in a lot of ways. The angst and trauma they both endured is mind boggling and their happy ending was utterly satisfying.

This book is where hidden secrets are revealed and the rollercoaster ride resumes. There is so much happening in this story and obviously, I won’t spoil it for you. Penn has chosen to do whatever it took to protect and free Cora. He has managed to solve some of her problems, but Cora is tired of fighting, tired of making the best of a bad situation and Penn’s quest for vengeance is far from over. Penn and Cora are so broken, they are both in a dark and desperate place. And yet, they are survivors. Their mutual love gives them the power to heal and reach for the life they both deserve. They bring out the best in each other and lead each other to the happiness neither thought they’d find again.

This duet has come to its perfect conclusion, but I’m happy we’ll see more of Drew and Catalina in Aly Martinez’s next book.

Many thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for my copy of this book!

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)


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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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More of You (Confessions of the Heart #1) by A.L. Jackson : Release Blitz


A second-chance, small town, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series.

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Jace and Faith’s story. Seriously, the BEST story! 5++++ Stars!”

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SERIES: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel

RELEASE DATE: September 10th, 2018




A message from A.L. Jackson :

“The first stand-alone novel in my new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series. Oh my gosh, I have to confess, MORE OF YOU absolutely stole my heart.

Writing Jace and Faith’s story was one of my best experiences as an author. Their story poured out of me, their chemistry so intense and palpable that the words burned inside and came to life in a way I’d never imagined!

It’s intense.

It’s sexy.

It’s suspenseful.

It’s packed with all the feels.

It’s everything and more that I’d hoped it be.

I fell so hard for MORE OF YOU, and I know you will, too.

Are you ready for my newest romance?”

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My daddy warned me never to fall for a boy like Jace Jacobs . . .

The second I saw him walk through the door, I knew he was trouble.

A gorgeous rebel with a bad attitude and a huge chip on his shoulder.

My heart warned me. I didn’t listen. I saw something protective and good beneath the fierce, tough exterior.

I fell hard and fast.

He promised we’d be together forever, and then left me with a broken heart.

Now, ten years later, Jace Jacobs is standing at my door.

Sexier than he’s ever been.

Provocative and commanding.

Successful and powerful.

The man I always knew he would become.

But I promised myself I’d never lose my heart to him again.

Even time couldn’t dim our chemistry. One glance of his intense eyes, and I become weak. One brush of his hand, and he brings me to my knees.

Little do I know, Jace holds the key to everything I’ve lost and everything that threatens my future.

Now he will either save me, or he will break me all over again . . .

More of You – a Confessions of the Heart second-chance, stand-alone romance


My Review

Rating : 4.5 Stars

This story is told in dual point of view, with timeline jumps to the past and then back into present day. Each segment of this emotionally gripping story was a buildup. The way the author worked in the angst was brilliant. Nothing is told or forced, everything is felt. 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. This book was long, but it didn’t feel long, the story hooked me in pretty quickly.

Jace Jacobs was a troubled and mysterious boy, the town outcast and Faith’s first love until he walked out of her life. Fast forward 10 years, Jace is very different from the boy he was, he is polished and has built a business empire from the ground up. He has dealt with the circumstances he was placed in as best he could. Faith made him strive to be better and change his life. She used to always see the good in him, but now she doesn’t trust him anymore. Faith is Jace’s only weakness, he can’t stay away from her. As she is threatened and trying to get through tough times in her life, he is willing to make sacrifices to protect her and her daughter.

These characters are easy to love and attach yourself to. You want Jace and Faith to find happiness. When their journey finally unfolds, you feel immensely satisfied as a reader to have reached their happy ending. It takes a while, a past full of tears and regret, deception and many mistakes to get there, but in the end it seems everything is just how it should be.

Many thanks to the author for my copy of this wonderful book!

About the Author


IMG_0567TUBWcropA.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, MORE OF YOU, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Timid (Lark Cove series #2) by Devney Perry : Blog Tour

Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.

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My Review

Rating : 4.5 Beautiful Stars

This story is beautifully told. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking, filled with angst and love. This is an emotional read, Devney Perry draws you into her story with flawless writing and you can’t help but be swept away with her words. Her writing possesses a refreshing uniqueness that I really enjoy.

We met Jackson Page in Tattered. This sexy bartender didn’t have a happy childhood but things worked out for the best when he met Thea and Hazel and they moved from New York to Lark Cove to build a new life. They are his family of the heart, his only real family. There is a deep affection between them and he was very protective of Thea when Logan Kendrick re-entered her life.

Willa Doon is an endearing heroine. She has tried to get Jackson’s attention for years, he was her high school crush but he never seemed to notice her. Jackson spends some time denying his attraction to Willa, he is guarded and tends to bottle things up. Eventually, she decides to move on, only to have him figure out how much he wants a relationship with her. The connection between the two is beautiful, their blossoming romance is a slow build up, they fit seamlessly into each other’s life. Jackson doesn’t trust easily though, he expects people to abandon him. But Willa wants to be by his side, be the person who will always choose him first.

“Timid” is the story of finding the missing piece to one’s life, of finding the courage to take a chance on love. Many of the secondary characters are richly written and we get to follow Thea and Logan from “Tattered” in their happily ever after. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel “Tragic”. Although this book could be read as a standalone, it is best to read this beautiful series in order, to follow with the plot and the main characters. Highly recommended!

Many thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for my copy of this book!

I scooched my chair in toward the table, trying to put a little more space between Jackson and me, but he wasn’t having it.

He put both hands on the back of my chair, then leaned in close. “Hi, Willa.”

“Uh . . . hi.” I shivered at the heat from his chest on my bare shoulders.

Why was he standing so close? My parents were right there. Our table was one of four tall, square ones in the center of the room and there was plenty of space between tables.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

But was Jackson using any of that plentiful space?

No sirree. He stayed pressed against the back of my chair, like there were only three inches of usable space behind him, not three feet.

My skin prickled he was so close. I tried to nudge my chair forward again but it barely moved. Sweat beaded on my temples and I pulled in a shaking breath.

Jackson’s woodsy, rich scent was everywhere. It overpowered the stale beer, pizza and peanuts, and I inhaled a deep breath, unable to resist.

Sexy Hot Forest. That’s what they’d call his cologne.

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Please Me (A Stark Ever After Novella) by J. Kenner : Release Blitz

From New York Times Bestselling author J. Kenner comes PLEASE ME, a new novella in her Stark Ever After Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series…

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.

I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.

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My Review

Rating : 4.5 Stars

It’s always nice to read a little more about the Stark family. Damien Stark remains one of my all-time favorite heroes.

Nikki and Damien’s happily ever after took me through so many emotions! They both have demons in their past to deal with, things that trigger negative feelings within them which, of course, makes for a fantastic angst ridden short story. Nikki fully intends to convince Damien to keep his promise that there would be no more secrets between them. She has planned a romantic trip that should eradicate the demons that have been taunting Damien. The depth of the feelings these two have, even with all their emotional baggage, is breathtaking.

I loved the sweet moments with their daughters. If you enjoyed the series, you will enjoy this little return to Nikki and Damien’s world.

Many thanks to the author for my copy of this book!


I’ve just popped a cube of Wisconsin Cheddar into my mouth when my phone chimes, signaling a call from Damien. “Hey,” I say through a mouthful of cheese. “Are you in the car?”

“Actually, I’m stuck here. It’s been one of those days.”

“Oh.” Disappointment crashes over me, along with the fear that my plans for a long weekend are going to be swept away in a flood of work crises. I draw in a breath and catch Jamie’s eye, her expression sympathetic. “Well, Jamie’s here. She can watch the kids, and I could come stay the night at the Tower Apartment.” Stark International is based in Stark Tower, one of LA’s downtown high rises. Damien’s private office takes up half the top floor, and his—now our—private apartment takes up the other half of the space.

“That’s tempting, but no. I need…”

As he trails off, that knot of worry in my stomach starts to tighten. “What?” I whisper, hoping that now, finally, he’ll tell me what’s the matter.

“I need to deal with this.”

“Damien, please—”

“I’ll be home as soon as I can. I promise. I love you. Kiss the girls for me. And I’ll see you later tonight.”

I hesitate, waiting to hear those familiar words: Until then, imagine me, touching you. But there’s only silence, and I swallow rising tears. “I love you, too. Do you want to talk to La—” I begin, but he’s already clicked off.

I draw a breath and stare at my phone before lifting my head and meeting Jamie’s eyes.

“I’m sorry,” she says. “But honestly, Nicholas, the man pretty much runs the entire known universe. Of course there’s stuff on his mind.”

She’s right, and I draw in a breath, suck it up, and force myself into a good mood as we change into swimsuits, then take the kids onto the back patio.

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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Blog Tour : Born to be Wilde (Wildes of Lindow Castle #3) by Eloisa James

The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker…for an heiress he wants for himself! 

For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him.

Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride.

But when he learns of Lavinia’s desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince.

As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering…

Why does the woman who’s completely wrong feel so right in his arms?

About The Book

Born to Be Wilde
by Eloisa James

The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series

Historical Romance

Avon Books

Publication Date
July 31, 2018

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My Review

Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars

This book, and the series so far, is just fantastic. I’m completely enthralled with the endearing characters and overall story of the Wilde family.

Lavinia Gray’s family is in dire financial straits, her mother is a thief and a drug addict. She has no dowry, her family’s reputation is shattered and her prospects are bleak. She needs a wealthy husband or a plan to make money fast. Parth Sterling is a man who gets things done, he is competent, shrewd and a problem solver. Lavinia and Parth have a history of hurting each other’s feelings, their relationship is complicated and sometimes conflictual.  Parth aggravates Lavinia, but she desperately needs his help and goes as far as to propose to him.

Parth isn’t a jerk by any measure. He’s snarky and arrogant, but he genuinely cares for Lavinia and would do anything for her. He is a sexy, loyal and smart hero, even though his apparent indecision did get on my nerves at times. But the more I read, the more I understood him, and it only highlighted his growth as a person. He is quite a romantic and is very charming. The Wildes are the closest thing he has to a family, and he is the one who tends to take care of everyone.

Lavinia is a resourceful heroine, she is determined with a great sense of honor and a keen interest in finance and business. She wants a husband who would respect her fascination with fashion and would allow her to be herself. I admired her tenacity.

I loved the dynamic between Lavinia, her cousin Diana and Lady Knowe, the duke’s twin sister. Every single interaction between them was delightful.

I enjoyed the vividly drawn characters, the humor and the deep emotion of this beautiful story that I devoured almost in one sitting!

Many thanks to the publisher and Pure Textuality PR for my copy of this book!

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To celebrate the release of BORN TO BE WILDE by Eloisa James, we’re giving away one hardcover set of THE WILDES OF LINDOW CASTLE series!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a hardcover set of The Wildes of Lindow Castle series by Eloisa James. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 8/10/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About the Author

ELOISA JAMES is a New York Times best-selling author and professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at

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Blog Tour : Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom #6) by Laura Trentham

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Set the Night on Fire

Cottonbloom, Book 6

by Laura Trentham

Release Date:  July 31, 2018

From award winning author Laura Trentham comes Set the Night on Fire, a novel about starting over, finding your way back home—and falling head over heels. . .

Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes—and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella’s happiest memories: the Abbott brothers’ garage. Maybe, if she puts her mind to it, she can teach skeptical, stubborn Mack Abbott how to make the business a true success. Which would be a lot easier if the hunky mechanic didn’t make her motor run quite so fast…and hot.

Mack was furious when his brother, Ford, sold his share of the business. He’s in no rush to team up with a wealthy divorcée who shows up to the garage in stilettos—and the longest, sexiest legs he’s seen in forever. But Ella’s grit and determination won’t quit…and soon Mack can see that she’s been down a few rough roads herself. Neither Mack nor Ella can deny the fierce attraction that’s revving up between them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along…and they’ve finally found the key?









Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Laura Trentham did it again, she wrote yet another wonderful installment to the Cottonbloom series. Ella and Mack were perfect together, their story was beautiful, emotional and hooked me from the first page, this author really has a way of making me fall in love with her characters and her small town setting. The build-up Laura Trentham created for this couple was simply captivating. They can’t stand each other at first, Mack sees Ella as a threat. He doesn’t trust her and is convinced she has an ulterior motive. Their relationship is definitely rocky from the start, but it was wonderful to see that change slowly. These two have such undeniable chemistry. The contrasts and similarities in their personalities were fantastic. There is an intriguing backstory for both these characters and I enjoyed the inclusion of the entire Abbott family in their story. The family element just brought so much to the story, with humor and witty dialogue.

Ella is feisty, sassy and self-assured although she has had obstacles in her life that would weaken a lesser character. She is lonely and has denied herself emotional closeness and friendship, but she wants a fresh start in Cottonbloom. Her sentimental love of cars melts Mack’s heart. Ella is an agitator, she is determined and never backs down from a fight.

Mack is a wonderful character, he is somewhat rough around the edges, but also caring and gentle. He has shouldered a lot of the responsibility of his family’s business. He likes safe and familiar. And yet his relationship with Ella has changed him. She challenges him and triggers positive changes in his life.

This story is a believable romance between two memorable characters. Mack and Ella’s story was sweet and lighthearted yet intense and vibrant. It is a well written and engaging story from beginning to end.

Many thanks to the author and to SMP Romance for my copy of this wonderful story!

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“How the—” Mack caught the curse in his hand. “You’re not a mechanic, Ms. Boudreaux.”

“Call me Ella.” At his stony stare, she shrugged and continued. “You don’t need another mechanic. You have plenty of mechanics. What you need is someone to market you.”

“And you know enough about cars to do that?” His skepticism hit her like a kid pulling her pigtails behind the monkey bars. Annoying.

She shouldn’t rise to the bait. Unfortunately, her mouth was less mature than her mind, and she reeled off facts her brother had recited with pride.

“That Datsun 240Z you were under? It’s a seventy-three with a 2.4-liter straight-six and side-draft carburetors. It can hit sixty in 8.2 seconds with 151 horsepower. Top speed is a hundred twenty-five miles per hour. Not that anyone should be driving that fast on parish roads.”

He looked . . . stunned. She confined herself to a small self-satisfied smile. She had a feeling nothing much surprised Mack Abbott, or if it did, he made sure the world didn’t realize it.

“How did you . . . How do you know all that?”

“That’s not important. What is important is that I can help you.”

“We don’t need help.” He shook his head and re-chinked the breaks in his wall of grump.

“Yes, you do.”

“No, we don’t.” The playground-level annoyance continued with his childish denials.

“Whatever.” She rolled her eyes, probably not helping to diffuse the situation.

“Name your price.”

“That’s not how this is going to work, Mack.”

“I say how things are run and done in this garage. Not you, Ms. Boudreaux.”

“I have a quarter stake and an equal voice.”

“Except, we handle things democratically around here and my brothers will have my back. Every. Single. Time.”

Dangit. He had her there. Pushing against Mack was like trying to move a mountain. She glanced at the twins. If she couldn’t move Mack, then she’d have to go around him. She wanted to stalk out and slam the door, but forced herself to mosey as if she wasn’t bothered at all by the situation or the man. He followed her to the door. She stopped with one foot out and one in. The breeze caught her hair, and she tossed her head to get it out of her eyes.

“You might vote me down, but at least give me a chance to be heard.”

“Name your price,” he repeated in a growly, grizzly voice that was meant to grind down her dissension.

Where she found the gumption she didn’t know, but she gave his cheek two pats and said, “You can’t afford me, tough guy.”

About the Author

Laura Trentahm IIAn award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although, she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major—Chemical Engineering—and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.

She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. KISS ME THAT WAY, Cottonbloom Book 1, won the Stiletto Contest for Best Long Contemporary and finaled in the National Readers Choice Award. THEN HE KISSED ME, Cottonbloom Book 2, was named an Amazon Best Romance of 2016 and was a finalist for the National Excellence for Romance Fiction. TILL I KISSED YOU, Cottonbloom Book 3, is a finalist in the Maggie contest. LEAVE THE NIGHT ON, the latest Cottonbloom book, was named an iBooks Best Book of the Month and a Recommended Read from NPR.

When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she’s shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as big as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.



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The first five (5) books in the Cottonbloom series!

Kiss Me That Way, Book 1

Then He Kissed Me, Book 2

Till I Kissed You, Book 3

Leave the Night On, Book 4

When the Stars Come Out, Book 5

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Blog Tour : Buckled (Trails of Sin #2) by Pam Godwin

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BUCKLED, Book #2 in the TRAILS OF SIN series

Genre: Dark Cowboy Romance
Series: HEAs with no cliffhangers. Each book is a different couple. Must be read in order.

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I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.

Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
Not the law.
Not our enemies.
Not even Maybe Quinn.

The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled.
I shouldn’t have let her stay.
But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes.
Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.

I make a deal with her to buy time.
To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites.
When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
Unless I buckle first.

My Review

Rating : 4.5 angsty cowboy swooning Stars

I loved this story. The author does a good job blending romance, suspense and twisted internal family dynamics in this series. There was angst, drama, swooning, and some really sexy steamy scenes.

“Buckled” picks up right where “Knotted” left off. This is why I’d recommend reading the series in order as the story arc continues through the books. Twin brothers Jake and Jarret Holsten, Lorne and Connor Cassidy were a close-knit clan of four childhood friends, until all hell broke loose and the Holsten brothers were forced to take whatever road that leads to a cold-blooded vengeance.

Maybe is a down-on-her luck reporter with an agenda. I really liked her as a character. She’s got a lot of spunk and determination. She tackles things head on. She is trying to put her life together, after losing everything.

Jarret is a complex character, he exudes that sexy and dangerous vibe without coming off like a bad guy as he hovers on the precipice between right and wrong. Pam Godwin did an amazing job of creating a hot and swoony cowboy with a very kinky side. Jarret is a man on a mission. Their father’s actions have twisted the brothers into vengeful men who won’t stop at nothing until they have eliminated all threats to Connor Cassidy.

When Maybe and Jarret first meet, the sparks are definitely flying, this is very much an insta-love relationship. And when they fall, they fall hard. The connection between them was combustible, I totally loved the vibe these two had. I also liked how Harper slowly adjusts to the fascinating world of ranching and begins to really appreciate it.

But what happens when both their pasts are constantly hounding them? The author delves deep into Maybe and Jarret’s personality and their personal conflict. They can’t forget that their relationship is built on a bed of secrets and distrust. They are enemies, Maybe is on an errand to expose the Holsten brothers, and yet their mutual infatuation is undeniable. I loved how Jarret opened up and showed his feelings. He was determined and persistent.

I am very impressed with the way this story just continued to flow. There was an edge of angst with a dose of forbidden in this book that really worked for me. I am looking forward to reading the conclusion of the series “Booted”.

Many thanks to the author for my copy of this book!



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BOOTED Book #3
Releases Sep 18, 2018
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Pam Godwin

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
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Other Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series

Deliver Series

Trilogy of Eve