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Sunday 30 June 2019

Review: Into the Crossfire [Circle of Justice 04] by L.P. Dover!

Publication date: 28th May 2019
Paperback edition:
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Secrets.

I’ve gotten away with it all, but that won’t last forever.

I’m Bryce Chandler, FBI agent and member of the Circle of Justice, a covert organization that metes out retribution to those who’ve escaped the system without punishment. For the last year I’ve been deep undercover, doing unspeakable things to secure my place in the mafia world. These days I barely recognize the man in the mirror, but Anthony Corsino is finally in my crosshairs.

He’s entrusted me with the one thing he loves most—his daughter, Layla. She was just another detail of the mission, until she was suddenly so much more. I never meant to fall for the enemy, but I couldn’t resist. I’m in too deep. My brothers are determined to get me out, but I can’t let them interfere. It’s my job to put down the target. However, when I do, I’ll lose the only woman I’ve ever loved and the only good thing left in my life. If I don’t, I’ll lose myself.

I've read the other books in this series and I remember really enjoying them! Unfortunately I couldn't remember what happened in them because it's been a while since I read them lol! This book can be read as a standalone though, so I was able to follow it without having to re-read any of the other books! After reading this book, I can say that I enjoyed it a lot! The plot developed at the perfect pace and it kept me intrigued and wanting to read on and find out what was going to happen next! There was also some action and suspense in the plot, which added a lot to it and actually took the plot in a completely different direction near the end by adding some twists! There was plenty of romance in the plot too and the romance allowed for quite a few seriously hot scenes between the two main characters! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Bryce was the main male character, and in this book he was on an undercover mission and was smack bang in the middle of his enemy's territory! I understood why Bryce wanted to take down this particular enemy, but his love interest changed things for Bryce and made him re-evaluate things! I loved Bryce in this book! He did come a long way and he learned who was really important in his life! I loved the way he was with his love interest too and he was very protective of her! Layla was the main female character and love interest of Bryce! I loved Layla in this book! She learned a lot about her family and about the bad things they do, but I think that Layla handed everything as best she could and she then went through a lot in this book! I loved that Layla also understood why Bryce couldn't tell her who he was at the beginning and that she let him explain instead of running away! This told me a lot about the kind of person she was! The synopsis of this book makes it sound like it's going to be written from only the male character's point of view, but I'm really happy that it was written from dual point of view like the other books have been! It made the plot better and allowed for more things to happen in it! It added more to it as well! It helped me connect and understand Bryce and Layla more too! I'm not sure if this book is the final book in this series! I can't find any information on more books, but I really hope there will be because I've loved this series, so would love to read more books! I think that all the main guys have had their stories told though, so I think that this book is the final one in the series! I can't wait to find out what this author is going to release next and I'll definitely be reading it! I still have a few of her paranormal books to read too! The cover for this book is also absolutely stunning! I loved it as soon as I saw it and I love that it has a couple on it instead of just a guy like the other covers! The cover models are the perfect Bryce and Layla too! Big thank you to L.P. Dover for an ARC of Into the Crossfire!

Saturday 29 June 2019

Stacking The Shelves [47]!

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!

Purchased (Ebooks):

Purchased (Paperbacks/hardbacks):

Gifted from Authors/Publishers:

Friday 28 June 2019

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Truth About Tomorrow by B. Celeste!

Age is just a number.

Just like he's just a boy and I'm just a girl.

Except that's not true, is it?

Because fifteen may be a number, but it's bigger than that. Bigger than us.

It's a number that separates us.

An excuse that keeps us apart.

But I'm not willing to give in until I get what I want.

After all, how many other girls can bring a grown man to his knees with one little smile?

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Author bio:

B. Celeste is the alter ego of Barbara C. Doyle.

Her obsession with forbidden romance enabled her to pave a path into a new world of love, sex, sin, and angst.

Her debut novel is The Truth about Heartbreak.


Thursday 27 June 2019

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Key to Hell [Hell Night 04] by Alex Grayson!

Death. Destruction. Pain. A soulless void. It’s his life. It’s his reality.

Emo doesn’t feel. Anything. His soul is dark and filled with hatred. People in the small town of Malus watch him with fear, with reverence. Exactly the way he prefers it.

Guilt surrounds him, caging him in an ominous past he refuses to let go. Can’t let go. His past is responsible for the shell of the man who now exists. He doesn’t know any other way to survive.

The woman who haunts his dreams is his only salvation. He’s hurt her over and over again. He didn’t have a choice.

The key he holds on to, the one he uses to carve into his flesh, is the key to his hell. It’s his reminder of the pain he’s suffered and inflicted.

Will there be retribution? Can Emo be saved? Or is he destined to live in this dark hell he’s surrounded himself in for the rest of his life?

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Author bio:

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!


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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Release Blitz & Giveaway: A Debt Repaid [The Debt Duet 02] by Clarissa Wild!

He stole my hand, but I won’t let him steal my heart.

On the worst day of my life I was given away by my own blood.
Sold to a handsome bad guy in exchange for my father’s debt.
Easton Van Buren claimed me and locked me up in his mansion.
That devilish man wanted more than just my body …
So I ran.
But when a rich man’s prized possession escapes…
He’ll do anything he can to get her back into his claws.
Anything he can to entice her heart to fall for him…
And submit.

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Author bio:

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he's a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Beautifully Broken Life [Sutter Lake 02] by Catherine Cowles!

She’s on the run…

Tessa has finally found a safe haven in Sutter Lake, hiding in plain sight—just as long as no one asks too many questions.

He can’t escape…

Liam knows better than anyone how one wrong word, a single whisper can ruin a life. After seeing the darker side of fame, he's desperate to retreat and find his voice again.

Two people from opposite worlds, brought together by a connection neither expected.

But the forces they’re both running from still lurk in the shadows…

And you never know when they might strike.

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Author bio:

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she's not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

Monday 24 June 2019

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: My Blue by Emery Jacobs!


For most of my life, Ella Blue had been by my side. My best friend. My whole world. Then she vanished. Without a trace. I didn’t know how to move on without her, but I knew in my heart I’d never let her go—I’d wait for her forever.

Ella Blue

For me, no time has passed. I have no clue what happened to the last eight years of my life.

I have no memories of a life without Leo. He’s always been my one constant. And now I’m stuck in the past, trying to figure out if we can find our way back to each other.

How can I move forward when I don’t know what I’m leaving behind?

Ella and Leo must rediscover their love—a once-in-a-lifetime love…for the second time.
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Author bio:

Emery grew up in Southern Arkansas and has lived most of her adult life in Northern Louisiana. She spends her days working as a Nurse Practitioner in rural health and her nights reading, writing, and occasionally sleeping.

She loves real life romance…lots of angst and heartbreak, but always a happy ending.


Wednesday 19 June 2019

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Game On [Texas Playmakers 02] by Joanne Rock!

He’s home to recover ...and rekindle a romance with his first love

After a hitting streak propels him onto a major league roster, Nate Ramsey lands on the injured list. The one bright spot in a frustrating summer is returning home to Last Stand, Texas – until he's tasked with confronting Keely Harper, an old flame whose business is running roughshod over his grandfather’s farm. Nate accepted it when she ended things five years ago, but he won’t overlook a slight to the rest of the Ramseys. What game is she playing?

Keely has always carried the weight of responsibility for her dysfunctional family, so she can’t regret the way she ended things with Nate. Cutting him loose to pursue his dreams was the kindest thing she could have done for a man with talent to take him far beyond Last Stand. Except now he’s back, and the fireworks between them haven’t faded a bit. If she gives into the temptation of a kiss, will she be able to let him go again once his injury heals and baseball wants him back?
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Author bio:

Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.


Thursday 13 June 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: More Than Anything [Broken Pieces 01] by Natasha Anders!

Publication date: 11th June 2019
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: Two lovers strive to trade a grim past for a bright future in this story of bittersweet yearning.

Tina Jenson belongs to the same social stratum as Harris Chapman, but he’s out of her league—at least that’s what she thinks before they jump in bed together. It’s the perfect night, but when she overhears crude, hurtful comments the next morning, she can’t get away fast enough.

Ten years later, Tina’s life is a mess. That night with Harris didn’t just hurt her feelings; it started a cascade of disappointment and heartbreak. Every time she bumps into Harris, her heart twists inside out. She still wants him, but she’s harboring a painful secret from their night together that she’s not ready to reveal.

Crossed signals, high-society whispers, and shame have kept Tina and Harris apart for years, but deep down, they’re hungry for each other and eager to write their own rules. Can they let go of the past and find their way back to each other, or are the barriers between them too high and too strong?

I was initially attracted to the cover for this book because it's stunning! I then read the synopsis and it sounded interesting, so I grabbed an ARC and tried to read it as soon as I could! After reading this book, I have to say that I didn't enjoy it as much as I was expecting! I mean, I enjoyed the plot and the direction that it went in, but it took me a while to get into it and actually start enjoying it! The plot did develop nicely and I found myself enjoying it more as it progressed and a few more things started to happen! There was also plenty of romance in the plot and the romance allowed for a few really hot scenes between the two main characters! The ending of this book was also left at the perfect place and summed up the characters story! The characters were also great and developed the plot, but I found them slightly hard to connect with! Tina was the main female character, and I liked Tina at points in this book and then I found that she acted a bit like a stroppy teenager at other points! This made it difficult for me to connect with her and I don't normally have this issue! I understood Tina more as this book progressed and I heard her story and what she had been through! Tina also started a new career in this book and she took a big risk, but she worked hard at it! Harrison 'Harris' was the main male character and love interest of Tina! There was something intriguing about Harris in this book and I wanted to know more about him! Like Tina, there were times where I liked Harris a lot in this book and then times where he annoyed me a little! He was also a serious ass at the very beginning of this book, but he did kind of redeem himself for me as this book progressed! He also learned a big secret in this book that changed a lot for him and this did make me feel sorry for him! This book was written in third person, which I wasn't expecting! I don't normally like books being written in third person and I do think that this book would have benefited more if it had been written in first person! It was still told from both Tina and Harris' point of views, which I did enjoy! I liked that it was written from dual point of view because it helped me connect more with the two of them and understand them! It added a lot more to the plot as well, especially as Tina and Harris spent a bit of the plot apart and had a history, so it allowed for more things to happen! I now can't wait to read the next book in this duet! I know that it's going to continue the story of characters that were secondary characters in this book! This has me very intrigued because they did go through a lot as a couple in this book, so I'm intrigued to read their story and see what's going to happen for them! I really hope that Tina and Harris make some appearances in it! The cover for this book is also absolutely stunning! As I said at the beginning, it's what drew me to the book! I love it a lot and it's so pretty! The cover models are the perfect Tina and Harris! Big thank you to Natasha, Montlake Romance and Netgalley for an ARC of More Than Anything!

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Author bio:

Natasha Anders was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She spent the last nine years working as an assistant English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva. Natasha is currently living in Cape Town with her temperamental and opinionated budgie, Sir Oliver Spencer, who has kindly deigned to share his apartment with her. Please feel free to contact her (or Oliver) on Twitter @satyne1.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Friend Zone [End of the Line 01] by Sariah Wilson!

Publication date: 11th June 2019
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Disgraced college quarterback Logan Hunt was on his way to NFL stardom when he messed up big-time. Now the Texas star player with a bad temper has a new option: Seattle’s EOL College—as in End of the Line, to his fellow misfit recruits. It’s Logan’s last chance. If he can follow the rules. No parties, no fighting, no swearing, and oh, no dating the coach’s daughter, Jess. Simple. Yeah, right. For Logan, there has never been a rule he’s more tempted to break.

The deal is “just friends.” The pretty, confident, and fiercely smart math whiz is fine with pizza, tutoring, and keeping Logan in line. But the closer Jess gets, the more receptive she is to his warm heart and spirit—not to mention his irresistible off-field passes. With defenses down, they’re both heading into the danger zone.

It’s more than thrilling. It’s love. It’s also a game changer that could sideline Logan’s NFL goals—and more important, a future with Jess. But dreams are worth fighting for, right?

I haven't read any of this author's books and I hadn't heard about this book until the publisher emailed me and this book was included in the email! The cover and synopsis intrigued me, so I downloaded a copy and read it as soon as I could! After reading this book, I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot! The plot developed at a nice pace and it kept me interested and wanting to find out what was going to happen next! I loved the direction that the author took the plot in as well! I mean, it was kinda easy to work out what was going to happen next, but I was so invested in the main characters relationship that I didn't care lol! There was also plenty of romance in the plot and a few hot scenes between the two main characters! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Jess was the main female character, and in this book she worked hard and she had her head on straight! Jess had also been through a horrible situation and this made me feel so sorry for her, but Jess was a strong character that had come a long way! I also connected with her in this book and found her to be a very likeable character! I loved the way she was with her love interest too and it was beautiful to see her feelings for him grow! Logan was the main male character and love interest of Jess! I loved Logan a lot in this book! I actually thought that he was going to maybe be a bit of an ass or quite big-headed, but he wasn't at all! Logan was also seriously hot too and he had been through a lot in his childhood! This meant that he worked hard in this book to make sure that he did something with his life! This made me have a lot of respect for him! I loved the way that Logan was with Jess too and it was easy to see how much he loved her! I loved that this book was written from both Jess and Logan's point of views! I wasn't sure if it was going to be before I started reading as the synopsis gives the impression that it's only going to be written from the male character's point of view, so I was really happy when I started reading and discovered that it was written from dual point of view! It helped me connect and understand Jess and Logan more and it allowed for a few more things to happen in the plot, especially as they didn't spend every minute of the plot together and had their own goals! I can also completely understand why this book is a standalone! I'm really sad that it is because I would love to read more on Jess and Logan, but the ending was left at the perfect place and was very beautiful! I now can't wait to read more books from this author! I know that she has quite a few released, so I can't wait to give some of them a read! The cover for this book is also absolutely perfect for it! I love it a lot and it would definitely draw me to the book! It suits the feel of the book too and the cover model is the perfect Logan! Big thank you to Sariah, Montlake Romance and Netgalley for an ARC of The Friend Zone!

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Author bio:

Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane or climbed Mount Everest, and she is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romance series like The Royals of Monterra and #Lovestruck. After growing up in Southern California as the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a semi-useless degree in history. She currently lives with the aforementioned soul mate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster who is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers). For more information, visit her website at www.SariahWilson.com.


Saturday 8 June 2019

Cover Reveal: Control Freak by Brianna Hale!

Total control. I need it in every aspect of my life. Some would say that makes me an asshole. A freak. But as long as everything’s exactly how I want it, I’m completely flexible.

I’m kidding.

Okay, I’m not kidding.

Lacey needs someone in her life who’s bigger and scarier than her demons, and she wants that man to be me. Her boss. The Viking in a suit.

I hope she understands what she’s getting into. This daddy isn’t going to pat her on the head and tell her she’s a good girl for nothing. Especially not when she’s spinning out of control.

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Author bio:

There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.