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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez


I was very fortunate that I was able to read The Brightest Sunset within days of reading the Darkest Sunset. The cliffhanger at the end of The Darkest Sunset Sunset just about killed with anticipation.

OMG! The devastating situation that Porter and Charlotte are in just seems like there can't be a good solution for a happily ever after for them. Life has been so cruel to both of them.

Charlotte is just amazing. She puts Travis' needs before anyone else's, risking alienating herself from others.

The author's has a way of writing that pulls the reader into the story in such a way that you actually feel the emotions and turmoil each of the characters are going through.

I must say that I was hoping something mean would happen to Brady. The author did a great job portraying him for the ass that he was.

I highly recommend that you read this duet and read it in order. I can't say enough how amazing I found these books.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Reviewed by Tina for Joandisalovebooks Blog

Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy


Perilous Trust (Off The Grid: FBI Trilogy #1)Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perilous Trust is the 1st book in the Off The Grid: FBI series.

Sophie is totally thrown when her father died. He had left several voice mail messages for her prior to his death that lead her to believe that she is in danger and not to trust anyone, including previous close friends/FBI co-workers of her father's.

Damon locates Sophie at her family's cabin where her first clue from her father's voicemail's led her. While they are escaping from being shot out Damon convinces her to let him go with her.

Sophie is very cautious and it takes quite a bit for her to trust Damon. It doesn't help that these two had a one night stand prior to Damon realizing who Sophie's father was.

I loved the intrigue, suspense, mystery paths that this story took. It drew me into the story and kept me intrigued to the very end. It was almost like being on a savager hunt. I was guessing all through the book on who to trust and who not to trust.

The secondary characters, Bree and Wyatt, really add another layer to this book. I hope to see more of all these characters in the book....maybe a love interest between Bree and Wyatt?

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Beard In Mind By Penny Reid

REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere

Beard in Mind (Winston Brothers, #4)Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I knew when I read book one that Beau was going to have an awesome story to tell, but I didn't think that he was going to surpass Cletus on my Winston Brothers ladder. Each book in this series is just out doing the previous one. One of the things I love about it is the strong family bond, and that the characters are not perfect, they each have certain flaws. It just makes them more endearing.

Beau has so much to deal with in this novel and it takes his level head and sensitive personally to come through with the best conclusion. Each of the brothers has a wicked sense of humor, so there is that to keep you laughing along the way but Beau is also the charmer and we get to see him in full action. He also has to deal with Duane, his twin, the other half of himself, leave with Jessica. My heart broke for him.

Shelly Sullivan is the sister of Quinn, who is in the Knitting in the City series married to quirky Janie. Shelly has her own issues, and hasn't even been able to let Quinn know the full details. It takes a lot of trust and a few heated moments for her to open up to Beau on what her life is like. She feels she is broken, but he felt life had shaped her to be strong, resilient and brilliant, he wouldn't have her any other way. I loved her honesty, it made for some interesting moments but also when she was with Beau, he didn't have to guess what she was thinking.

This book is set in the same time frame as book three, and it was fun reliving a little of Cletus and his escapades as well as the other family members. I am adoring this series, and I am feeling a little anxious there is only two books to go, Roscoe and Billy's stories. Although I know these are all worth a re read and even better with audio. If you are wondering whether book 4 is worth picking up, Yes Indeed. If you haven't started this series, don't hesitate, I highly recommend them all.

* I received a copy for an honest review.
** Reviewed for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan.


Kiss My Boots (Coming Home, #2)Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was really thrilled to finally be reading Quinn's story. She is such a spitfire. You can't help but love her. I thinks she scares most men except her brothers and Tate.

These two were best buddies (Starch and Grease-love their 'pet' names for each other) until life tore them apart. Quinn always felt he was her one and only. When he left it devastated her. Because of her upbringing she has a hard time letting anyone close.

She makes Tate work really hard to earn his way back in and he does so willingly. He also does what he needs to do to earn her brothers' respect. After I learned why he left years ago I realized how much he really loved her. Once he was able to live life his way the first thing he did make plans to get back to Quinn.

This is the 2nd book in The Coming Home Series. I believe this could be a stand alone but I was really happy to catch up with Maverick, Leighton and Clay. It amazes me how much Maverick, Clay and Quinn went through growing up and the great adults they have become.

This is such a great 'good feel' book. When I read the last book I had happy tears. What a great way to end a book.

I'm highly anticipating Clay's story. I think he's going to be my favorite.

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Sapphire by J.A. Low


Sapphire (Bratva Jewels Series, #1)Sapphire by J.A. Low
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first JA Low book. It's a dark erotica involving the Russian Bratva and sex slave trade spiced up with a MMF relationship. Well if that isn't enough to blow your mind.

Sapphire is the top of the Bratva Jewels. Girls stolen off the street and used horribly. A very dark time for Sapphire.

Zoe's time with Mateo and Tomas is the best of her life and some hot MMF action.

There is a cliffhanger and I am anxious to see what happens in the next book.

There are some rough situations that may trigger some readers. A quick read with lots of hot sex and some dark sex and lots of action.

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Reviewed by Becky for JoandIsaLovesBooks

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Wicked Intentions by J.T. Geissinger


Wicked Intentions (Wicked Games, #3)Wicked Intentions by J.T. Geissinger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is absolutely fabulous. It has everything you could want in a book-intense sexual attraction, sexy hot alpha male, intrigue, humor, sizzling hot sex and suspense.

Security expert (former military) Ryan McLean is in the Caribean celebrating his friend's wedding. He hooks up the the beautiful Mariana Lora. He wakes up the next morning having been drugged, doped and a several million dollar necklace missing.

Ryan proves he's an expert at finds Mariana. He learns that Mariana is completing jobs to pay off a debt to a very dangerous man. She only has one left and it's a big one.

Ryan gets her out of trouble and works out a deal to clear her name. Things take a drastic change. Mariana is dealt a devastating blow and we are at the edge of our seats to see if she's going to make it out alive. Ryan is racing attempting to locate and rescue her.

These two can each tell when the other isn't being completely open or honest and call each other on it. The twist of humor in their dialogue is great and makes the story more 'real'. Fate made their paths cross and now they have work hard for Mariana to survive for them to have a future together.

I received an ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

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Mr.Right-Now by Lila Monroe

REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere 

Mr Right-NowMr Right-Now by Lila Monroe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun and light Rom-Com that had me feeling happy throughout most of the book. There is a little angst that is more of a hiccup which keeps it on the breezy side of things. I felt for Maggie at that point, because it would have been something I would have doubted as well. For the rest, I was giggling and snorting along the way. That it is written in dual POV, keeps the smile coming.

Maggie Hayes is home in Philly, but not by choice. Her brand new bakery folded, and not in the cookery sense. She has come home to lick her wounds at her parents house. Who else is back in town? Drew Delaney, her childhood crush and teen boy band idol. He is now a music producer and has his own studio in town. It's up to both of them to try and rekindle an innocent night they shared as teens and turn it from a right now moment to a HEA.

Maggie was awesome. She knew how to laugh at her self and not take things too seriously. She was funny and creative. Drew melted my heart. He was loyal and so supportive as well as being attentive. They were a fun couple to read with their banter and flirting. They also had a lot of chemistry and heat. If you are looking for quick and feel good novel, I recommend you grab this one.

* I received a copy for an honest review.
** Reviewed for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.

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