Review – Violent Triumphs (White Monarch #3) by Jessica Hawkins

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Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins
Series: White Monarch #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
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Synopsis

I’ve become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn’t want. Now, I can’t fathom life without my king.

I should’ve been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could’ve prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother’s poison, or the Calavera cartel.

This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.

But I was warned, and so were you. Death’s day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly—and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch.

Review

Violent Triumphs is the highly anticipated conclusion to Jessica Hawkins captivating White Monarch Trilogy and my goodness did this story pull on every one of my heart strings. Natalia Cruz and Cristiano de la Rosa have an undeniably stronger connection, one that has grown to EPIC proportions throughout every step of their complicated journey. Since the moment I met these two I have been head over heels ADDICTED to their love story, even if it was one sided for quite sometime.

Cristiano has wholeheartedly stolen every single inch of soul. He is the ultimate book boyfriend and I would give anything to have my very own carbon copy of him in real life (if only men like him actually existed). The sacrifices he made for his dear sweet Natalia, even when she denied him of his love for her, made my heart swoon in overdrive. I can still feel the butterflies fluttering around deep in the pit of my stomach…even days after reaching the end. Jessica Hawkins has truly outdone herself with this trilogy and I am so very sad to let these two go. Those heart-wrenching twists and turns will destroy you over and over again. I legit bawled my eyes out a time…or two (who the heck am I trying to fool, I cried more times then I can even begin to count) while devouring all those words.

Natalia Cruz and Cristiano de la Rosa’s romance is EVERYTHING…it is beyond monumental. Their love story is forever written in the stars and I shall never forget their journey.

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About Jessica Hawkins

Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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Review – Fix (Brewed #1) by Molly McAdams

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Fix by Molly McAdams
Series: Brewed #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 4, 2019
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Synopsis

I’m a lot of things.
The youngest Dixon. Town handyman. Best you’ll ever have . . . you’re welcome.
One thing I’m not? The guy who falls in love.

When Rae Jacobs enters my town with her ever-present laptop and caffeine addiction, she offers me a fleeting glance and a simple demand:

Don’t fall in love with her.
Bold.
Assuming.
Laughable, considering she isn’t exactly my type.

Wasn’t.
But she inadvertently shook up my life with her alluring, carefree spirit until I wanted more.
Until I made her mine.
She’s a habit I can’t quit. A fix I can’t get enough of.

Each day brings me closer to saying the three words I’ve always mocked.
But with one call, the piled-high secrets she’s kept start unraveling around her, and I have a feeling the demand that first day wasn’t so simple.

Review

Molly McAdams is back with a brand new series and my goodness I was so freaking excited to dive into a new world of characters. Let’s just say that she certainly did not disappoint with her relaunch back into the contemporary romance genre. I am certainly going to miss her mafia romances, but I absolutely loved this new story.

Fix is a beautifully captivating tale about two broken souls that find a way to fix each other and together discover the true meaning of happiness. Neither one of them are looking for love, heck they both try to avoid it all costs, but along the way things change. These two might start off on the wrong foot, but their connection is definitely undeniable. Sawyer Dixon and Rae Jacobs story delivers the perfect combination of angsty and swoon-worthy moments that had my heart beating in overdrive. The build up towards their romance was well worth the wait and I adored every second of it.

This was an amazing start to the Brewed series and I cannot freaking wait to get my hands on the next story in this series!

AURORA

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About Molly McAdams

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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Review – Sweet Temptation by Kat T. Masen

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Sweet Temptation by Kat T. Masen
Genres: Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2019
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Synopsis

I wished for him.
My sister’s husband.
A man who should have been mine all along.

In a twist-of-fate on Halloween, Scarlett’s wish comes true. The man she longed for now belongs to her.

Noah Mason is the perfect husband, lover and soulmate, everything Scarlett had so desperately wanted.

Until he broke her.
Just like he broke her sister.

They say be careful what you wish for.
Wishes can be brutal, unforgiving, and can be your living nightmare.
And one night can change your entire world.
For the good, the bad—and the ugly.

Review

Sweet Temptation by Kat T. Masen was a quick and sweet novella that was a perfect Halloween treat (even if I did read it a few days later). This story was full of unexpected twists and turns with a strong message intertwined throughout that reminds us to always be careful what you wish for.

Scarlett Winters was a character that I LOVED getting to know and my goodness what I wouldn’t give to have her full story…you know the story that extends on that surprise ending. She learns a true lesson and grows to be a better person throughout this story. It was amazing how much growth this author accomplishes with such few pages.

This story is a glimpse into the author’s writing style and even though this is only the second story I have read from her, I know I can’t wait to go back and read her previous releases in the near future and I am excited to see what she releases next!

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About Kat T. Masen

Born and bred in Sydney Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother to four crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to write began and the friendships continued on despite the distance. “I’m known to be crazy and humorous. Show me the most random picture of a dog in a wig and I’ll be laughing for days.”

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Review – Never Trust a Rockstar (Never Trust #1) by Sarah Darlington

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Never Trust a Rockstar by Sarah Darlington
Series: Never Trust #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2019
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Synopsis

WIN A DATE WITH A HOT ROCKSTAR?
Yes, please. Sign me up.

Emma has always been obsessed with Ollie Mills of the southern rock band, Sunset Revival. She follows his every move on Twitter, likes all his posts on Instagram, and stalks his page on Facebook. So when there’s a contest to win a date with the sexy-as-sin, bad-boy rockstar, of course she enters.

It’s a one in a million chance.

Caleb Mills has always been unlucky in love. From the girl who broke his heart, to every one-night stand in between, the lead singer of Sunset Revival barely feels anything anymore. He’s focused on his music and nothing more. Until he sees Emma, in a blue dress, on a hot night in Nashville. She’s meant to be his brother’s date, but the moment his eyes connect with hers he wants this beautiful girl all for himself.

Caleb knows, it will only take Ollie a minute to screw things up. And he’ll be there waiting to win this girl’s heart the moment he does. But can any girl, ever, really trust a rockstar?

Review

Sarah Darlington takes her readers back to Kill Devil Hills in her brand new series and my goodness is it good to be back. I was addicted to her Kill Devil Hills series and when she announced that she was launching her new series right back where it all started, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first book and let’s just say that it was beyond anything I could have ever imagined.

Never Trust a Rockstar was a beautifully captivating romance with just the right amount of angst to get your heart fluttering. This series revolves around the popular rock band, Sunset Revival, and I cannot freaking wait to get to know each of the band members. It only seems fitting that the first book would be all about Caleb Mills (lead singer) and Emma Winchester. These two definitely were the perfect couple to start with because their story helped to set each of the other couple’s stories in motion.

The moment Caleb laid eyes on Emma he was crazy for her, even if she was only there because she won a dream date with his brother, Ollie Mills. Emma thought she was in love with Ollie Mills, but the moment she met him that all changed, especially since he turned out to be totally full of himself. The only silver lining of her “date” was getting to know Caleb, even if she’ll probably never see him again. When their connect becomes evident, he will do whatever it takes to get close to her, even if it means canceling his tour, renting a house near her, and sitting on the sidelines while she tries to figure out things with her boyfriend. Just when things seem to be falling into place they get a surprise of a lifetime that will chance the course of their relationship.

This story was amazing and now I can’t freaking wait to get my hands on Dani and John’s story, Never Kiss a Rockstar!

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About Sarah Darlington

Sarah Darlington was born in Colorado and grew up all over the United States. These days, she calls Virginia home, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and large dog. The best word to describe Sarah is ‘creative.’ She’s passionate about designing, crafting, and photography. But most of all… she loves creating stories through her writing.

Her romance books are sexy and heart-gripping at their core, guaranteed to make you swoon. Any of them can be read as a stand-alone, but all are connected within the same world.

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Review – Enamoured (The Enslaved Duet #2) by Giana Darling

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Enamoured by Giana Darling
Series: The Enslaved Duet #2
Genres: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2019
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Synopsis

It was the worst day of my life.
I know most people say that about something obviously horrific—a first heartbreak, the discovery of a fatal illness, or the funeral of a loved one—but my situation was a little different.

Not only was it my wedding day, but it was also the day I chose to die.

Two men.
The first, my Master, my captor, and my impossible love.
The other, his brother, a mafioso I was meant to ensnare and ruin.

If I had any hope of living a normal life reunited with my family, I had to make a choice.

End my old life as I knew it and start fresh, or take down the monsters that hunted me and haunted my Master.

In the end, the decision was never really mine to make. Because Alexander Davenport would come to claim me even in death.

Review

Enamoured by Giana Darling was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, especially since reading the first book in The Enslaved Duet, and lets just say it was completely worth the wait. The conclusion of this breathtakingly dark and twisted duet will have you teetering on the edge of your seat the entire time you devour the words of this mysterious tale. Once again this author manages to wholeheartedly draw me into this beautifully wicked world and keeps my soul under lock and key as I fall heart first into this unconventional romance.

Alexander and Cosima’s chemistry is even more addictive than ever before and their connection set my entire body on fire. Even apart, their hearts seemed to burn bright for one another. I think that these two were destined to be soulmates…it was written in the stars, even if it was forbidden. Their love was explosively raw and enchantingly beautiful. It was an epic love story that defied all the odds as they fought towards their twisted happily ever after…or did it?

Get ready to be enamoured by this angsty as f*ck dark romance because Giana Darling has slayed my heart and it was totally worth it! Oh and did I mention that I am so FREAKING ready for Dante’s story!

AURORA

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About Giana Darling

Giana Darling is a Top 40 Amazon Best Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat Persephone. She loves to hear from readers so please contact her at gianadarling[at]gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.

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Review – The Kingmaker (All the King’s Men Duet #1) by Kennedy Ryan

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The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan
Series: All the King’s Men Duet #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2019
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Synopsis

I’m a wolf in wolf’s clothing, and I’ll consume her if she lets me.

Ambition. Passion. Betrayal.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition.

In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.

My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and will do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

And neither will I.

Review

The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan was AH-FREAKING-MAZING and I am already eagerly anticipating the next book in the All the King’s Duet. This talented author has a magical way with words…a way that wholeheartedly captures every part of your soul and leaves you in a trance while devouring those beautiful words.

Lennix and Maxim’s emotional story ruined me and destroyed every inch of my heart…and yet I absolutely loved every moment of their journey. Oh and what an incredible journey it was! This was a sweet, sexy, and swoon-worthy romance that gave me ALL THE FEELS. I was addicted to EVERYTHING about this story from that fascinating storyline to those one-of-a-kind characters that were beyond my wildest imagination. There was so much to love about this story and oh my did I love it! Their epic story spans over years and will capture you from the beginning to end…

This story ends in a cliffhanger, but at least we don’t have to wait that long. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book, The Rebel King!

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About Kennedy Ryan

A RITA® Award Winner and Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Review – In Peace Lies Havoc (Midnight Mayhem #1) by Amo Jones

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In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones
Series: Midnight Mayhem #1
Genres: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2019
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Synopsis

My name is Dove Hendry.

𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘹𝘵𝘰𝘯.

I was captured by darkness.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴…

They groomed me for Midnight Mayhem. Like a trained possession, weak against their control.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵…

But Midnight Mayhem was the stained glass that concealed a very dark culture.

𝘈 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧.

The Brothers of Kiznitch come in fours, and they’re not happy about me being hustled into their acts.

𝘖𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦? 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘥. 𝘈 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯…

Mind-tricks.

Stunts.

Deceit.

𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳.

But there’s something uglier that has been haunting me for years upon years. So ugly that I have never seen it’s face. I never had to. I’d hear his whispers through my internal screams, feel his shadow brush against my nightmares. He was my the monster that tormented me.

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘥…

When I started Midnight Mayhem, his presence faded.

His whispers were silenced.

His shadow dissolving without a trace.

I wondered why that was.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨…

Review

In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones was absolutely INSANE and she legit rendered me speechless with this story. She has definitely outdone herself because her unique storytelling ability took me on a wild and crazy rollercoaster ride full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets and lies. This is the kind of story that you can’t stop reading once you have started, so make sure to clear your ENTIRE day before diving in. You know that kind of story that captures you whole body, mind, heart, and soul. You know the one that leaves you completely breathless as you inhale every word.

I absolutely loved EVERYTHING about this story, from that one of a kind storyline to those outrageous characters that had my heart beating right out of my chest. Don’t even get me started on Kingston…oh boy did he steal every inch of my soul. I am head over heels in love with him and my goodness I think I might just feel the same way for all the Brothers too. And let’s not forget Dove. Her backstory is super intriguing and those flashbacks revealed just enough to keep us all guessing until the very end. She was hands done one of my favorite heroines and I loved the direction Amo Jones took with her character in.

This story is a must read for all dark romance lovers! The Midnight Mayhem world is one you want to be part of and I am already begging for more…and so will you the moment you get your hands on this story!

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About Amo Jones

Amo Jones is a small country girl totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic. She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & partner at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.

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