Review – Brix (Rebels Havoc #1) by Brooke O’Brien

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Brix by Brooke O’Brien
Series: Rebels Havoc #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2020
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There’s a fine line between love and hate, and it’s about to be set on fire.

Brix Ward is a Grade A prick.

He’s arrogant, spoiled, and self-centered. As the lead singer of A Rebels Havoc, he’s used to women falling over themselves for a chance to tame the wild bad boy.

Except for me.

I still remember the boy I grew up with. The one who went out of his way to make my life a living hell. I did my best to avoid him at all costs.

Imagine my surprise when our parents announced they had eloped, then left me to live with my new stepbrother. Alone.

Now, no matter what I do, there’s no escaping him. He’s always there, tempting me, provoking me. Every moment of every day. The more we’re around each other, the more the heat between us begins to rise.

If he thinks he can hurt me again, he’s dead wrong.

I won’t let him be the one to destroy me, even if it breaks my heart.


Brix is the first book in Brooke O’Brien’s brand new Rebels Havoc series and it was everything I love in a good forbidden step siblings romance! This story was an addictively sexy and steamy romance that burned me up inside and out. I am still trying to rid myself of this deep ache in my chest after inhaling all the words. I was living for every moment of this sinful story and I could not get enough of Brix and Ivy’s banter. These two were made for each other and oh my goodness did their chemistry set my heart on FIRE! I just couldn’t get enough of them and I was so sad when their story ended, but at least we will get to see more of them soon with the rest of the books in this standalone series!

Brix is your typical bad boy rockstar that ends up falling for Ivy, the girl that has been right in front of him all those years, even though he never realized…until it might have been too late. In the beginning I so did NOT want to like him at all, but Brooke O’Brien just has this way with words that makes you fall in love with even the most flawed of characters. He ended up capturing every fractured piece of my heart and soul…even if I wanted to punch him in the face a time or two.

Oh and don’t even get me started on my girl crush of Ivy! She is my spirt gal and I freaking loved her sassy personality and the vulnerability she was willing to expose to the man she found herself hating to love. She was so strong, but even the strongest person can break when faced with reality. Ivy was EVERYTHING and I couldn’t get enough of her story. She deserved a happily ever after, even with all the twists and turns that stood in their way.

Brooke O’Brien is a beautiful storyteller and you can discover that now when you pick up your copy of Brix today! Like seriously go do it RIGHT NOW!!!


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About Brooke O’Brien

Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series and the Tattered Heart duet. Her upcoming release, BRIX, a stepbrother/bully romance, is set to release on February 28th, 2020.

Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving headfirst into a good book has always been therapeutic for her. Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes you can cure any bad day with chocolate or by going on a long drive with the windows down and the music turned up! She’s found that’s when her characters talk to her the most! If she’s not reading or writing, you’ll probably find her spending time with her family and friends, watching Hawkeye football or NBA basketball, going to the movies, or collecting signed paperbacks.

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


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


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.



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


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


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!



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.

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