Review – Never Kiss a Rockstar (Never Trust #2) by Sarah Darlington

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Never Kiss a Rockstar by Sarah Darlington
Series: Never Trust #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2019
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Synopsis

ONE NIGHT WITH THE DRUMMER OF SUNSET REVIVAL?
Yes, I’m game.

Dani Mills, drummer of the world-famous band, Sunset Revival, doesn’t have time for romance. Touring with her bandmates across the country, she’s content with meaningless sex: one-night-stands, no kissing, no personal details. These are her rules…and there are never exceptions.

John Michaels lives a life of seclusion in Corolla, North Carolina. He works, eats, and sleeps—and is perfectly content with his lifestyle. He doesn’t have the time, or energy, to deal with people. Or relationships. Especially women relationships.

When Sunset Revival gets stranded on the beach, it’s John who is asked for shelter. With his sexy-as-sin good looks—covered in ink with blue eyes so deep they shine—Dani finds herself desperate for one night in his bed. That’s all either of them wants, really…one night, no-strings, no promise of tomorrow.

Yet, when one night turns into two, both find themselves breaking their own rules. Thrust into a whirlwind of passion and desire, the pair struggle to maintain the upper hand, with John learning the hardest lesson of all…never kiss a Rockstar.

Review

Sarah Darlington has once again taken us back to Kill Devil Hills in the second book of her brand new series and it feels so good to be part of this world all over again. I absolutely loved how she intertwined my favorite characters from the previous series with my favorite characters from this new series. This follow-up series (although all books can be read and enjoyed as standalones) was beyond anything I could have ever imagined.

Never Kiss a Rockstar was the perfect combination of angsty and swoon-worthy moments that had me smiling from ear to ear. This couple was hands down one of my favorites and I loved every second of their story. The storyline wholeheartedly captivated my heart and I couldn’t put this story down. Seriously, I legit devoured the entire thing in only a few short hours because it captured my undivided attention.

Sunset Revival’s drummer, Dani Mills, is my favorite kind of heroine, you know the kind of girl who doesn’t give a sh*t what other people think. She knows what she wants and NOTHING is going to stand in her way. All she wanted was one night of no strings attached sex with John Michaels, but soon she realizes maybe she might want more.

John Michaels is the owner of the tattoo shop, Kill Devil Ink, and he wants nothing to do with Dani Mills and her three cousins, but one foggy night he opens up his home to them and suddenly all bets are off. When Dani offers him a night of meaningless sex, he takes her up on that offer, but when one night turns to two…and so on, he soon realizes that she might just be the one.

Dani and John’s story was phenomenal and I am officially calling it (even though there are still two books), THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK IN THE SERIES! Although, I still can’t freaking wait to get my hands on the next book, Never Love a Rockstar!

AURORA

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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 – Where Demons Hide by A.M. Brooks

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Where Demons Hide by A.M. Brooks
Genres: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: December 6, 2019
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Synopsis

The City of Sin holds more than secrets.

He doesn’t remember me.
But, I remember him.
The mysterious and brooding Jay McCall.
His touch. His kiss. His hands on me.
It’s burned into my mind.
The one incredible night we shared.

But, that was before…
Before I lost my brother.
Before grief held me hostage.

He’s back, and it has nothing and everything to do with me.
The secrets he’s keeping are tangled with my brother’s death.
My heart. My body.
At war over a man I barely know.
A man who knows the truth.

He wants me to trust him.
I want to.
But to survive in a place where demons hide,
I must trust no one… not even myself.

Review

Where Demons Hide by A.M. Brooks is a beautifully crafted romance full of suspenseful moments that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Jay and Blaise wholeheartedly stole my heart and oh my goodness did I have to fan myself a few times during some of their hot and heavy scenes…I mean DAMN the chemistry these two had from page one was DYNAMITE! The author definitely started these two off with a BANG!

The twists and turns throughout left me absolutely speechless and I couldn’t have imagined all of the surprises that the author threw our way. Their story was emotional and heartwarming at the same time. There were times that I found my jaw on the floor and I was left wondering what was going to happen. People aren’t always as they seem and we learn exactly where the demons hide…in plain sight.

Loved every second of this story and my only complaint is that I wish it was longer because I wasn’t ready for Jay and Blaise’s story to end!

AURORA

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About A.M. Brooks

AM Brooks is an author with a variety of stories; Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and mature YA Her writing style is suspenseful and sometimes leads to heart-wrenching conclusions. With a background in forensic psychology she really goes for those investigative, dark and twisty feels. And of course, lots of love!

Brooks enjoys reading as much as writing. Television shows such as Criminal Minds, Scandal, and One Tree Hill are her go-to binge worthy series. She loves spending time with her friends and family with a good glass of beer or wine. If she isn’t reading or writing, Brooks is Pinteresting future home projects for her wonderful husband to accomplish.

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Review – Midnight Kiss by Carmel Rhodes

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Midnight Kiss by Carmel Rhodes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2019
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Synopsis

Dirty. Evil. Vile. Beautiful.

Logan Gregory is the devil in human form.

I should have stayed far away, but my weakness for evil men and a negative bank balance made him impossible to ignore.

He needed a nanny.

I needed money.

The job was simple. Our roles were clearly defined.

Then my stupid heart got involved.

We shared stolen kisses after midnight. Kisses dipped in secrets and sprinkled with lies.

They say what’s done in the dark always comes to light.

They were right.

Review

Midnight Kiss by Carmel Rhodes is a beautifully captivating love story that has stolen every inch of my soul and left me completely breathless as I inhaled all the words. Emma Russo and Logan Gregory are two lost and broken souls that are struggling to let go of their complicated pasts that are standing in the way of their happily ever after. My heart ached from each moment these two shared and I absolutely adored EVERYTHING about them, from their undeniable connection to their hot and heavy midnight kisses.

Forbidden romances are my ultimate obsession and damn did this author deliver everything I wanted. Emma and Logan captured my attention when I first met them in Cherry Bomb, but they managed to wholeheartedly captivate my heart, body, and soul. Their story spoke to me and I found myself falling head over heels in love with every part of them. Oh and did I mention that little Chelsea Gregory (Logan’s daughter) completely stole the show. She shined in every scene she was part of and Logan as a father gave me major DILF vibes. He was so freaking HAWT and I wish I could have my very on version of him in real life!

Carmel Rhodes made this story so much more than just a single dad falling for the nanny romance. She gave their story layers and gave us some unpredictable moments that had me on the edge of my seat. I devoured this story in one sitting because the second I got my hands on this story I couldn’t put it down. Now I cannot wait for the next book in this interconnected standalone series, especially if it’s about a certain Father Gregory and his best friend’s little girl…

AURORA

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About Carmel Rhodes

Writer of words. Mother of Joy. Wife of Compassion. I like to write stories about real people who go through real struggles, and come out the other side stronger. I also like to write smut. Welcome to my brain. It’s a little screwed up, but always well intended.

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Review – Twist (Off Balance #4) by Lucia Franco

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Twist by Lucia Franco
Series: Off Balance #4
Genres: Forbidden Romance, Sports
Release Date: November 19, 2019
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Synopsis

Rocked to her core, Adrianna is faced with an incurable illness. She’s aware of what she’s up against and is willing to risk what’s left of her for what she loves. With one last chance, and despite her doctor’s orders, Adrianna struggles harder than ever to achieve her dream.

Tired and torn, Kova embraces his flaws as he watches Adrianna reach her breaking point. Unable to stand by as she continues to endanger herself, he surrenders to what he wants most, even if it means losing himself in the process.

As Adrianna fights for her life, Kova battles for them both. No one is left unscathed as they succumb to their darkest hunger. Passions reignite and their actions grow bolder, creating an endless link between them. Once is a mistake. Twice is reckless. Three times is a choice. But this time they may have gone too far.

Review

The newest installment in Kova and Ria’s epic journey SLAYED every inch of my soul and I am still trying to pick up the shattered pieces of my heart, even days after devouring all the words. Lucia Franco’s unique storytelling ability has wholeheartedly stolen my breath away and I can’t stop thinking about all those drama filled twists and turns that totally had me turned upside down. Just when I think things couldn’t get any crazier, lets just say…MIND BLOWN! I guess by now I should be able to anticipate these unexpected moments, but I am still surprised every FREAKING time.

Twist was a beautifully captivating story and the perfect addition to the Off Balance series. My heart ached throughout Kova and Ria’s journey. These two have had to endure some painful moments and just when I think things are FINALLY looking up for them, something happens and their backs are up against the wall. This incredible author managed to make me fall even deeper in love with these two and I didn’t even think that was possible. Kova is my ultimate book husband (yep that’s right, I am skipping right over book boyfriend mode because he’s just so freaking dreamy). I have been #TEAMKOVA since the very beginning and now he has officially stolen every part of me!

This story was EVERYTHING and after that EPIC ending I can’t wait to get my hands on Dismount, the final book in this UNBELIEVABLE series. Kova and Ria deserve their happily ever after and let us PRAY that they get that…because I don’t think my heart could handle it if they don’t. All I can say is that I hope the wait isn’t TOO LONG because I don’t know if I can take the suspense any longer…

AURORA

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About Lucia Franco

A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.

Find out more about Lucia at authorluciafranco.com. Make sure to join her newsletter to receive exclusive updates and more!

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Review – Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

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Someday, Someday by Emma Scott
Genres: MM Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Max Kaufman was kicked out of his home as a teen and his life has been an uphill battle ever since. From addiction and living on the streets, to recovery and putting himself through nursing school, he’s spent the last ten years rebuilding his shattered sense of self. Now he’s taken a job as a private caretaker to Edward Marsh III, the president and CEO of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Max soon learns Marsh’s multi-billion-dollar empire is a gold and diamond-encrusted web of secrets and lies.

The longer Max works and lives with the Marsh family, the tighter the secrets tangle around him. And his heart—that he’s worked so hard to protect—falls straight into the hands of the distant, cold, and beautiful son of a dynasty…

Silas Marsh is set to inherit the family fortune, but his father is determined his heir be the “perfect” son. Before Silas can take over the company and end its shady business practices, he must prove himself worthy…and deny his true nature.

Silas must choose: stand up to his father by being true to himself and his undeniable feelings for Max. Or pretend to be someone he is not in order to inherit everything. Even if it means sacrificing a chance at happiness and real love.

Review

Someday, Someday by Emma Scott was a beautifully heartbreaking and sweet love story that pulled on my heartstrings and eventually put a bright smile on my face. My heart ached for Silas and Max and the pain and heartache they had to endure. I am a strong believer that LOVE IS LOVE and everyone deserves to find their happily ever after, even if others don’t always agree with it. Their story left me breathless as I devoured every moment of love, pain, and heartache that was intertwined between them.

This is a MM romance at its finest and Emma Scott delivered on a story unlike anything I have ever read. My heart was beating in overdrive, leaving me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Just when I thought I had things figured out, things were turned completely upside down and I was left even more shocked time after time. There was so much to love about these two and my heart swooned every step of the way.

This story is a MUST READ and I can’t even begin to express how much I loved this book! It was seriously an amazing read and you all need to read it, even if MM romance isn’t your genre.

AURORA

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About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and heroes with a heart of gold, you will enjoy her novels.

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Review – In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen

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In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 19, 2019
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Synopsis

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?

Review

WHAT THE EVER LOVING F*CK DID I JUST READ.

In the Unlikely Event was a beautifully spellbinding and angsty as f*ck second chance romance that wholeheartedly captivated every inch of my soul…even managing to break through the dark parts, shining in warm light. This is the kind of story that will have you smiling from ear to ear one moment and clutching your chest in the next breath. It was a story so unlike anything L.J. Shen has ever written before and it was completely mind-blowing…my mind and heart was BLOWN to smithereens.

Aurora “Rory” Belle Jenkins and Malachy “Mal” Doherty’s chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS! Their story took me on the ride of my life and I never knew someone could experience so many emotions at the same time. The love these two shared was EPIC and I knew they belonged together, even if there were obstacles standing in their way. When fate FINALLY intervenes and they are reunited, things aren’t always as they seem.

Not only do we have the opportunity to hear Rory and Mal’s thoughts along the way, but we also get to experience a unique viewpoint through the eyes of the napkin, a cow (yep you read that right) and everything in between! I absolutely LIVED for those moments and my heart swooned throughout their journey! This is HANDS DOWN one of all-time favorite reads and one of L.J. Shen’s BEST RELEASES!

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About L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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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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