Review – Advice From a Jilted Bride (The Baileys #2) by Piper Rayne

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Advice From a Jilted Bride by Piper Rayne
Series: The Baileys #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2019
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Synopsis 

What’s a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? That’s right. Text. Message.

How does she pick up the pieces and move on? I’m no Dear Abby but here’s a little free advice…

Advice #1 – First, purge your apartment of all things him—by tossing his belongings off the balcony.

Advice #2 – Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because you’ll injure your hot new neighbor.

Advice #3 – When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. It’s awkward when you realize he’s your boss.

Advice #4 – Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sister’s wedding as collateral.

Advice #5 – Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Don’t trust his word even if he’s the world’s best kisser.

If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. It’s the most important and will save you a lot of heartache.

Xo,LOVESICK IN LAKE STARLIGHT

Review

Piper Rayne brings us back to Lake Starlight and the entire Bailey clan in Advice From A Jilted Bride. This second book in the series was even better than the first book (although just slightly because I already love this entire family) and I was so excited to get my hands on Brooklyn Bailey’s story!

Within the first few moments we see a devastated Brooklyn Bailey who totally dodged a bullet when her dirtbag fiancé left her at the alter on what she thought was going to be the best day of her life. The authors held nothing back and my heart wept for her, but at the same time I knew her happily ever after was right around the corner…or right next door as it so happens. Wyatt Whitmore is the perfect match for our girl and he definitely captured my heart too.

All I can think about now is getting my hands on the next book because the Baileys are here to stay!

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About Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Review – Always (Cape Hill #3) by C.L. Matthews

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Always by C.L. Matthews
Series: Cape Hill #3
Release Date: March 20, 2018
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Synopsis

Somos para siempre.
Juntos somos una locura
One’s my salvation, the other the captor of my heart.
Love shouldn’t come in threes, so why is this happening to me?
They say love is spilled from the veins and onto the skin of lovers.
Bleed, bleed, bleed until they set you free.
My blood will shed until one wins.
They’re destined to destroy one another, and I’m caught in the middle.
Will there be anyone left?

Review

WHAT IN THE HOLY F*CK DID I JUST READ YA’LL BECAUSE IT WAS BEYOND EPIC?! Just as I think I am finally beginning to understand where C.L. Matthews is going with this series she totally proves me WRONG and turns my world upside down. This story is raw, intense and angsty as f*ck! I don’t even know how I am still breathing right now because this insanely talented lady obliterated my heart into a nonexistent state of mind and I am struggling to catch my breath. This is hands down the best book in the series yet and I can’t even begin to imagine how the next book will play out, especially after all the twists we just experienced.

Since the very beginning I have been a true #SyGirl and I definitely still am after devouring Always, but I kinda have a soft spot for Brax now too. Although truth be told no one could ever compare to Sy…just saying! I am legit on board for Sy and Leia to get their taboo happily ever after, but at the same time I might be convinced to accept #TeamSandwich as well…I just do not really know because it’s still too early to tell. We shall see what team I am on when this series finally ends, which will kind of be bittersweet because I absolutely love these characters and their complex storyline!

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About C.L. Matthews

C.L. Matthews resides in Utah, the state with the best snow on earth. She is not a fan of the snow but loves her state just the same. She is known for her swag business and creative pieces. C.L. Matthews is a swag maker, book nerd, and new author, it isn’t an easy task but she wants to succeed in many things. Her hobbies consist of crafting, drinking coffee until she can’t consume any more, and reading until she falls asleep with books in her lap. C.L. Matthews is married to her childhood best friend, she got her happily ever after.

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Review – Violent Delights (White Monarch #1) by Jessica Hawkins

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Violent Delights by Jessica Hawkins
Series: White Monarch #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019
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Synopsis

“She is mine.” Three words from two different men.
A life, future, and love I don’t get to choose.

In the de la Rosa family, old grudges run deeper than loyalty, and betrayal is a three-letter word: war. But this feud isn’t between enemies. It’s between brothers. And I’m the prize.

I was born a princess among criminals. An untouchable among thieves. Heiress to a life others have killed for, and one I’d do anything to escape. I vowed not to leave without Diego, my first love and best friend, but if his ruthless brother has his way, I won’t leave at all. Cristiano de la Rosa is a man as big and bold as his legend. Once upon a time, he was our cartel’s best soldier . . . until he became my family’s worst enemy.

A man like Cristiano will bend fate to his will to get what he wants. Even if it means dragging me to hell—and tearing me from his brother’s arms.

Review

HOLY FREAKING SH*T MY MIND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS BY THIS PHENOMENAL STORYLINE AND THESE UNBELIEVABLY INTENSE CHARACTERS! YEP I TOTALLY JUST WENT THERE…ALL CAPS…BECAUSE JESSICA HAWKINS DESERVES ALL THE PRAISE!!!

Violent Delights is the first book in the White Monarch Trilogy by Jessica Hawkins and I am already insanely intrigued by these characters and this epic storyline that the author has set out to tell. Her storytelling ability is incredibly beautiful and breathtakingly real. This story wholeheartedly managed to captivate every part of my mind, body and soul within the first few chapters and when I reached the end of book one my jaw was legit on the ground from all those shock worthy twists and turns. Truth be told I was so deeply invested that I didn’t even realize I had actually reached the end until suddenly my kindle would no longer turn the page.

While I am sure a ton of readers are head over heels in love with Diego de la Rosa, my heart belongs solely to the psychotic Cristiano de la Rosa. Just putting that right out there because I definitely ain’t ashamed to tell you all that he completely took my breath away and stole my heart. He was an ideal imperfectly flawed character that I found myself craving. That slow burning angst between Cristiano and Natalia had my heart beating in overdrive. Each bittersweet moment that they shared together had the butterflies in the pit of my stomach fluttering. They were absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait to see what shall happen between them and Diego as the trilogy progresses. I have no doubt that I will spend the majority of my time sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation while devouring these stories!

After discovering that super scandalous cliffhanger I am demanding the next book because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, but I shall impatiently wait until June even if it’s such a long freaking wait!!!

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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 – Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam

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Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 12, 2019
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Synopsis

There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…

Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.

And it doesn’t involve talking.

I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Except he left me a little keepsake.

And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

Review

Surprise, Baby! is the anticipated companion novel to All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam and it was totally worth the wait! If you loved that story as much as I did, then you might have secretly hoped that something would happen between Drew and Kendall because the second I met them, that thought immediately crossed my mind. So when I discovered that they were FINALLY getting their own story I was so freaking excited!

This highly entertaining story is chockfull of hilarious and snarky banter that will leave you laughing time and time again throughout. Drew and Kendall’s steamy chemistry was super hot and their flirty moments had my heart swooning in overdrive. These two are truly the perfect example of an ideal match when it comes to an enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy and I absolutely devoured every beautifully captivating moment that had me falling even more in love with these authors and their unique writing style!

If you love a good enemies-to-lovers tale full of surprising moments, then you are going to want to one-click this extraordinary story today and discover just how steamy Drew and Kendall’s chemistry really is!

AURORA

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About Lex Martin

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.

She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.

Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.

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About Leslie McAdam

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.

Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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Review – Malum: Part 1 (The Elite Kings’ Club #4) by Amo Jones

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Malum: Part 1 by Amo Jones
Series: The Elite Kings’ Club #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 12, 2019
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Synopsis

“Love is savage, love is blind, love is something they may not find…”

Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived in a battered trailer, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

One day, she fell down The Elite Kings’ rabbit hole. Sucked into a dark vortex of lies, hate, and deceit, and spat out by money, glitz, and power.

There were things this little girl didn’t know, things she was about to find out and secrets that have been kept from her. Those secrets were guarded by the boys that were about to smash her world open and tear it all apart…

He may be a Malum, but she is a Stuprum, born into this world but neglected by the choice of her mother. Her eyes may not glisten with stars, but they roar with fire, and when she finally reaches her peak, it’s that same fire that will burn.

Them.
All.
Down.

My name is Tillie Stuprum, and my story is not like the rest.

Everything she thought she knew is a fabricated version of the truth. I’m Nate Riverside-Malum, the one your girl whispers about to her friends and whose initials are scratched into your back. Her story is not like the rest of them, because her story is dead.

Review

Be still my dead heart because it has been brutally ripped from my chest and is currently lying on the ground in front of my feet after devouring this insane story. The deep intensity behind her words had me wholeheartedly captivated and breathless as I inhaled every intriguing moment. This was only my second Amo Jones experience and I think I might have discovered a new favorite author to add to my never-ending list of one-click authors. She definitely deserves a spot high on the list!

Malum: Part 1 is the fourth book in The Elite Kings’ series by Amo Jones and in my opinion it can be enjoyed as a standalone because this is the first story in the series that I have actually read, but at the same time I recommend starting at the beginning to gain the full experience. I am absolutely in love with all of the characters and I have plans on reading all of the books in this series as soon as I can because I need to know their stories too. If this one managed to obliterate my heart then I have no doubt that the rest of the series will as well and I cannot freaking wait for that!

Nate and Tillie’s beautifully flawed connection is intense and their chemistry is explosively real. Their story pulled hard on my heartstrings and it was nearly impossible to catch my breath as I found myself falling head over heels in love with these two. This was a complicated and tragic story full of emotional heartbreak and betrayal. It was a dark and twisted tale that kept me on the edge on my seat until I reached the end. All I can say is that I need Part 2 soon because I need to know how their story will end!

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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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Review – Limit (Rebel #3) by Molly McAdams

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Limit by Molly McAdams
Series: Rebel #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 4, 2019
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Synopsis

Protecting people isn’t simply my job—it’s engrained in me.
It doesn’t atone for my countless sins.
There’s no washing the blood off my hands after a lifetime in the mob.
I just want to save those who can’t save themselves.

Then Sutton Larson came at me with diamond-encrusted heels.
She’s judgmental and guarded and the most infuriating woman I’ve ever met.
Gaining her trust is nearly impossible. Protecting her is anything but easy. When she becomes more than a job, our passion builds like a brutal storm—beautiful and consuming.

But we have an expiration date made of lies and betrayals and lethal games.
One we thought we could outlive.
And it’s taunting us for thinking we could.

My name’s Conor Kennedy. I’ve lost enough people in my life . . . I refuse to lose her.

Review

Writing this is a little bittersweet because I am so freaking sad to see this extraordinarily captivating series come to an end, but Molly McAdams certainly did these characters justice and ends on a high note. I have been deeply invested with these characters since the very beginning and I was so excited to finally get Connor’s story. His story will have you on the edge of your seat and it will almost be impossible to sit still as you become completely invested in every shocking moment. The twists and turns that the author throws our way will surely leave you breathless. This is romantic suspense at its finest and I absolutely adored the characters and storyline development.

Conor’s task is to protect and the lovely Sutton is his newest target. My heart broke for this sweet soul because she has been through so much pain and her little girl, Lexi, captivated me. These incredible characters take readers on an unexpected journey that has a few bumps in the road, but those bumps help to shape their lives in a new way.

I am still speechless and I am at a loss for words right now so I think I will just leave you all for this for now…The Redemption and Rebel series by Molly McAdams is one of my all time favorites and I think if you haven’t started it yet that you need to go all the back to the beginning because you will find yourself on one of the best journeys of all time. Please consider it and fall in love with these real and unconventional characters!

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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 – Wrath (The Elite Seven #3) by Claire C. Riley

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Wrath by Claire C. Riley
Series: The Elite Seven #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2019
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Synopsis

I’m a motherless son to a father who hates me. Fury has lived and breathed in my black heart for so long, it’s a part of my soul now. The only thing that’s ever mattered to me is protecting my twin sister, Sabella, from my father’s temper.

So when the chance to join a secret society presents itself, there’s no question I’ll do whatever it takes to become a member and earn my place in the ranks of only the most Elite.

With a taste for the deviant, I’m drawn to the darkest of desires, and no one ever leaves my bed unscathed.

My task: seduce Patience Noelle, St. Augustine’s sweetheart and the mayor’s beloved daughter—then break her heart.

Sinning is what I live for, and deviance is my passion. Failing has never been an option.

But what happens when my sin becomes my curse—when destroying the only woman

I’ve ever wanted is my key to protecting my sister?

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite.

This isn’t just my chance, it’s my legacy and reckoning.

I am Samuel Gunner.

I am WRATH

Review

Claire C. Riley is a new author to me, but for my first experience I have to say that I really enjoyed her writing style. Wrath is the third book in The Elite Seven series and once again I am totally OBSESSED with these interconnected stories. My only real complaint is that some of the scenes overlap with the timeline from Lust and Pride so I read somethings that required me to do a double take, but it wasn’t too concerning to me because it is to be expected.

Samuel Gunner was one of those totally unexpected characters that immediately intrigued me in the previous two books and I couldn’t wait to see what his story would be like. He is so angry with the world and so full of pain that you just want to reach through the book and give him a hug. My heart wept for his lost soul and when he connects with Patience he slowly starts to open up his little black heart to an idea of a happily ever after.

Patience Noelle was such a sweetheart and she is no doubt the perfect match for Samuel, but I must admit that I didn’t really connect with her character like I wanted to because I felt like there wasn’t enough time to get to know her. However, their chemistry was intense and I was captivated by their love so I slowly started to like her more by the end of the story.

Wrath was certainly unexpected and that ENDING…HOLY FREAKING MOLY! I did not expect that and I am still trying to pick my jaw off the ground. I totally need Envy by M.N. Forgy RIGHT NOW!

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About Claire C. Riley

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.

A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.

She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.

Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and three daughters where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.

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