Review – Stolen Soulmate (Crowne Point #2) by Mary Catherine Gebhard

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Stolen Soulmate by Mary Catherine Gebhard
Series: Crowne Point #2
Genres: Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2020
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Synopsis

There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the eyes.
It protects us more than them.
I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.
He hates me.
He torments me.
He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.
I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t need me.
I shouldn’t need him.
But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy.

Review

Stolen Soulmate was a breathtakingly emotional and soul crushing tale that wholeheartedly stole every inch of my soul. My heart is bleeding on the ground as it was torn so abruptly from my chest as I inhaled all of the words that Mary Catherine Gebhard had to offer. There’s this intense ache that has completely taken over my body and I am still trying to comprehend all of my emotions. I never knew that a story could take control over every part of you until I came across this one. I am a total mess right now and I freaking loved EVERYTHING about this story!

Grayson “Gray” Crowne and Story Hale are officially my favorite hero and heroine of all-time. Mary Catherine Gebhard I am living for these two, like they are now officially part of me forever and always. These two are from completely different worlds and their love is romantically tragic, which had shedding tears more times than I care to admit. I felt deep in my soul that these two were destined to ruin each other. Their chemistry was addictively forbidden, but that didn’t mean they were afraid to break a few dozen rules that stood in their way. Their story was EPIC and had me on the edge of my seat the ENTIRE time!

There is so much that I want to say, but at the same time there is NO way I can say everything I want to without giving away spoilers, so I will just say this…MAKE SURE TO ONE-CLICK THIS STORY RIGHT NOW! Also, do yourself a favor and clear your entire schedule for the day before diving into this story because you will not be able to put it down. The moment I started reading, I found myself in a trance as I devoured all of the words in one sitting. While I wanted to savor every moment of this story, I couldn’t help myself because the words capture every part of me.

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About Mary Catherine Gebhard

Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.

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Review – Say Yes (Hush, Hush Novella) by Lucia Franco

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Say Yes by Lucia Franco
Series: A Hush, Hush Novella
Genres: New Adult
Release Date: February 25, 2020
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

I broke all the rules.

He knows my true self.
Our relationship is far from a game.
I’ve never felt this close to a man.

James Riviera is everything I never knew I wanted. Powerful, sexy, alluring, and completely mine.

Now he wants to make me his wife.

I only have to say yes and I’ll have forever, but forever isn’t as lasting as people believe.

Review

My heart has been aching ever since devouring Hush, Hush last summer and it’s been slowing burning bright ever since. When Lucia Franco announced that Aubrey Abrams and James Rivera’s story wasn’t over yet, I couldn’t help but squeal in excitement. Say Yes was the PERFECT follow up for these two beautiful souls. Their chemistry set my body on FIRE and this story was ANGSTY as f*ck, but come on that was totally to be expected because she is hands down the QUEEN OF ANGST! Every moment had me on the edge of my seat as I greedily inhaled all the words that this story had to offer!

Aubrey and James relationship was BEYOND amazing and I freaking loved to see how far they have come since the beginning. Their romance was EVERYTHING! Oh and by the way…this follow up is so much more than a novella…it’s almost like a shorter full length novel because come on Lucia Franco is the queen of words! If you loved Hush, Hush than get ready to fall even more in love with these two in Say Yes!

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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 – Dying for Rain (Rain Trilogy #3) by BB Easton

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Dying for Rain by BB Easton
Series: Rain Trilogy #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 30, 2020
Buy Now: Amazon 

Synopsis

What could be worse than knowing the exact day the world is going to end?

Waking up to find out that it didn’t.

The post–April 23 world is a lawless, senseless, ruthless place, but it’s not loveless. At least, not for Rain and Wes.

But when the government begins holding daily televised executions as a demonstration of their power, that love is put to the ultimate test.

Will Rain sacrifice one life to save the others?

Or sacrifice the others to save the one?

Review

BB Easton has outdone herself with the final installment in her highly anticipated Rain Trilogy, but it’s a little bittersweet because I am kind of sad to let these characters go. She has stolen every inch of my heart with this addictively captivating dystopian love story that has kept me guessing as I inhaled all the words.

Wes and Rain’s emotional story will pull on all of your heartstrings as you experience their complicated journey. Be prepared to revive your heart because there will be several times when all you will be able to think about is how you could possibly survive. I am still at a loss for words and it’s been days since I have reached the conclusion of this trilogy. My heart had this deep ache and my stomach was in knots the entire time. I was right on EDGE, ready and willing to fall into the unknown for the chance to see these two get their happily ever after.

Dying For Rain was EVERYTHING I could have ever wanted in the conclusion to one of my all time favorite dystopian reads. BB Easton has officially made it to my ALWAYS one-click author lists and I cannot freaking wait to see what she brings us next.

AURORA

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About BB Easton

BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about that.

Praying for Rainis BB’s first full-length work of fiction. The idea, fittingly, came to her in a dream.

If that sounds like the kind of person you want to go around being friends with, then by all means, feel free to drop her a line. You can find her procrastinating at all of the following places:

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Review – The Third Best Thing (Fulton U #3) by Maya Hughes

The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes
Series: Fulton U #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2020
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Synopsis

Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

There’s only one problem–I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

Review

The Third Best Thing is the newest installment in Maya Hughes highly anticipated (at least in my opinion) Fulton U series and with each new release I find myself falling more in love with this group of characters and their stories! This author is a true storyteller, intertwining little tidbits about future stories (and characters) with each new release, ensuring that we are already deeply invested and in love with her characters when it’s finally their time to shine. Let’s just say when Jules and Berk’s story released, I was already hopelessly in love with them and could not wait to see how their story played out because I knew it was going to be EVERYTHING!

Maya Hughes always manages to capture my heart and soul with her words and this story had me hooked even before I started reading because I already formed a deep connection with Jules and Berk in The Second We Met. These two beautiful souls were PEFECT for one another and I just knew that their story was going to have some twists that pulled on my heartstrings. Can I just say that Jules mom (and sister at times) were complete B*TCHES and my heart hurt for her. No one should EVER be disrespected like that because of their weight. You are beautiful just the way you are Jules! And Berk, my goodness I though my heartstrings got a work out because of him. My chest painfully burned because of what he had to go through growing up. I just wanted to reach through my fun and give these two a big hug because I loved them!

There is so much more I could say, but right now I am still at a loss for words so I will just say this…YOU NEED TO GO BUY THIS STORY RIGHT NOW!

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About Maya Hughes

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Review – Bachelor Bastard Society (The Bachelors Club #1) by Sara Ney

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Bachelor Bastard Society by Sara Ney
Series: The Bachelors Club #1
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 28, 2020
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Synopsis

What is the Bastard Bachelor Society?

It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have.

Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.

We’re ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually 

We’re so committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes.

Laugh it up, but I’m no loser. 

Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and Sexy AF pencil skirts. She’s kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can’t get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would for Abbott. 

Let’s face facts: I’m a bastard, unwilling to settle down. 

Especially when there’s a bet to win.

Review

DOUCHEBAGS step aside because the BACHELORS are here and I think they have no intention of leaving anytime soon!

Bastard Bachelor Society is a sweet and hilarious romance that had me swooning the entire time I devoured this addictive story. Sara Ney is the kind of author that ALWAYS brings her readers something unique with her storytelling ability and character development. She manages to have me hooked from the very beginning every single time with those laugh your a** off moments and her witty characters that capture you wholeheartedly. There was so much to love about this story and my goodness did I LOVE it!

Brooks Bennett and Abbott Margolis were destined to be together right from the first moment they laid eyes on each other, even if neither one of them knew that at the time. Not only did these two wiggle their way into each others hearts, but they managed to steal mine completely. I absolutely adored them so freaking much. Their chemistry set my heart on fire and don’t even get me started on their witty banter. These two were beyond PERFECT for one another and I just knew that it would take them a push in the right direction. Not only did I LOVE them, but I think Nan (Abbott’s grandmother) and Desdemona (Abbott’s cat) might have stolen a large piece of my heart too. All the characters were amazing and I hope we get to see them ALL in future books in The Bachelors Club series!

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About Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website at www.authorsaraney.com.

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Review – Where the Little Birds Are (Little Bird Duet #2) by B. Celeste

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Where the Little Birds Are by B. Celeste
Series: Little Bird Duet #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2020
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Synopsis

A Small Town Romance Turned World Wide Scandal. Read the exclusive here:

When pictures of bestselling author Kinley Thomas and America’s Most Desired Man Corbin Callum surface in the media, their entire lives are thrown into the world of spotlight and scandal.

Now facing public criticism over their reported affair, both Kinley and Corbin must embrace the ghosts of their pasts to figure out what their futures hold.

If there’s one thing they know for certain, it’s that even the hardest loves get happy ever afters.

Review

Where the Little Birds Are will tug tightly on your heartstrings as B. Celeste takes her readers on an emotional journey with this stunning conclusion in her highly anticipated Little Bird Duet. This author just loves to drive us crazy with her heartbreaking twists and my goodness did this story do a number on my soul. Their epic love story is beyond complicated and my heart was racing in overdrive. There were some moments I found myself struggling to catch my breath because of an intense ache that took control over my entire body.

If you didn’t like Corbin in Where the Little Birds Go then be prepared to wholeheartedly fall in love with him. After that surprising cliffhanger ending, I knew that this part of Corbin and Kinley’s journey was going to depend on the decisions they made and the risks they were both willing to take. Their story was a Hollywood Scandal waiting to happen and I absolutely loved every JUICY second of it. The angst and drama surrounding their romance was EVERYTHING I was craving and I knew that B. Celeste storytelling ability would deliver a beautifully chaotic love story unlike anything I have ever read.

The Little Bird Duet is NOT for everyone, but if you are willing to think outside the box and realize that true love is messy, complicated, and beautiful all at the same time, then this one is for YOU. People make mistakes and hurt the ones they love, but it’s how they grow that defines the kind of person they are. Corbin and Kinley are the perfect definition of this and I couldn’t imagine two people more right for one another.

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About B. Celeste

B. Celeste’s obsession with forbidden romance enabled her to pave a path into a new world of raw, real, and emotional stories.

Her debut novel is The Truth about Heartbreak.

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Review – Ruthless Knight (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade

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Ruthless Knight by Ashley Jade
Series: Royal Hearts Academy #2
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2020 
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Synopsis

Welcome to their kingdom.

Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.
Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.
Except me.
His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don’t do it for me anymore…because I know what’s lurking underneath the star quarterback’s gorgeous armor.

At least I thought I did.

Sometimes the most beautiful people…hide the ugliest truths.
And sometimes the only way to save someone…is to walk beside them through hell.

Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.
Girls pick on her and guys don’t notice her.
Except me.
Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she’s impossible to ignore.
No matter how much I try.
Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer’s real and never pretends to be someone she’s not.

Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.

Sometimes the most beautiful souls…hide the greatest pain.
And sometimes the only way to save someone…is to fight for them.

Review

Ruthless Knight is the second book in Ashley Jade’s angsty as f*ck brand new Royal Hearts Academy series, and I think my soul might be a lost cause after inhaling all the words this story had to offer. It was dead on arrival and the feeling is just starting to come back, but I have no doubt it will ever be the same. It’s almost like I am a walking around soulless right now because I am completely emotionless after Cole and Sawyer’s gut-wrenching journey. That ache deep in my chest is the only thing reminding me of the emotions I once had control of, before this cruel (but totally amazing) author got ahold of them.

Cole and Sawyer’s love story was beautifully raw and intense, pulling on all of my heartstrings and throwing my emotions into a downward spiral. Ashley Jade’s storytelling ability is absolutely flawless and will have you experiencing all the emotions at once. These two broken souls will test your limits so make sure to keep a box of tissues close by while reading because one moment you will be overwhelmed with happiness and the next you will be bawling your eyes out from emotional overload. Their journey is not an easy one (not by a long shot), but is was the one these two were always destined to take!

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About Ashley Jade

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including:  contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

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