Review – Girl By Any Other Name by MK Schiller

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Girl By Any Other Name by MK Schiller
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2019
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Synopsis

I fell in love with her. Then she died. But that’s not the end of our story.

I met Sylvie Cranston when I was ten years old. Back then, she was the annoying, weird girl who had moved next door and got me in trouble. But by twelve, we became friends when I taught her how to bait a fishing line and she showed me the value of a selfless act. At fourteen, she owned my heart.

At seventeen, she died.

Or so I was told. But I don’t believe it. Sylvie is part of my soul. I would know if she was no more. I searched and prayed for her to come back to me. Finally, I just waited for her.

Ten years later, she strolled into the English lit course I taught. Only this girlclaimed her name was Sophie Becker and she had no idea who I was. But I’m not giving up. I’m going to get the girl I love back and protect her from the danger that took her away all those years ago.

My name is Caleb Tanner and this is our story.

Review

Girl By Any Other Name is the first book that I have read from M.K. Schiller and I must say that I am so freaking glad that I gave this story a chance! The moment I saw this cover and read the blurb I was hooked, but I never could have anticipated all the twists and turns that would leave me completely surprised around every new corner. This author packs an emotional punch with this story that will hit you right where it hurts…deep inside your soul.

Caleb and Sylvie story is a slow burning romance that will completely engulf your heart, pulling on every single one of your heartstrings. Their journey isn’t an easy one and they have both been tested by an unexpected nightmare, neither one of them saw coming. Caleb never believed Sylvie was gone so when she suddenly resurfaced a few years later as Sophie Becker…with no recollection of what they had or who she really was. Dive into this story today to find out how these two find their way back to each other!

This story is definitely one of those reads that you want to go into blind and experience without any spoilers. Based on this story, I will definitely be checking out some more books from this author!

AURORA

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About MK Schiller

Not knowing a word of English, MK Schiller came to America at the age of four from India. Since then, all she’s done is collect words. After receiving the best gift ever from her parents–her very own library card–she began reading everything she could get her greedy hands on. At sixteen, a friend asked her to make up a story featuring the popular bad boy at school. This wasn’t fan fiction…it was friend fiction. From that day on, she’s known she wanted to be a writer. With the goal of making her readers both laugh and cry, MK Schiller has penned more than a dozen books, each one filled with misfit characters overcoming obstacles and finding true love.

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Review – Hush, Hush by Lucia Franco

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Hush, Hush by Lucia Franco
Genres: New Adult, For bidden
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

A new, seductive forbidden romance that caters to Manhattan’s elite…

I knew the rules:

Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Don’t get close to the clients.

The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.

A man I desperately want—James Riviera.

We’re treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.

I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.

Review

Hush, Hush was an insanely sexy and scandalous forbidden romance that had my heart beating out of my chest in overdrive as I inhaled every breathtakingly beautiful word from this phenomenally captivating story that Lucia Franco has so perfectly structured. When she first announced this book, I was extremely curious to get my hands on the story that had her distracted from releasing the next book in the Off Balance series, and OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS I am so glad she took this new direction, because I think I might have just discovered a new set of favorite characters! This author sure knows how to keep her readers wholeheartedly entertained with a unique storyline full of angsty moments. Oh, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one with my fingers crossed hoping we might just get Natalie’s story too?! PRETTY PLEASE???

ANYWAY…Let’s get back to our main lady, Aubrey…holy freaking sh*t I absolutely loved this girl right from the very beginning. She was the kind of leading lady that readers (at least in my opinion) will instantly connect with. She is a strong and independent lady who is just doing what she needs to do to provide for her and her sweet grandmother (who I freaking loved by the way). Living a double life can be hard…college student by day and a gal that caters to Manhattan’s elite at night! She is just going through the motions until she meets the sexy and confident silver fox, James Riviera. He totally turns her world completely upside down and when something unexpected happens, she has to choose a side.

Since I don’t want to ruin the shock-factor of this story, I won’t give away anymore except this…GO AND BUY THIS STORY RIGHT NOW!!! Aubrey and James will totally melt your heart and have your panties flying off with all the hot and heavy moments!

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 – Inhale, Exhale (Hollow Ridge #1) by C.L. Matthews

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Inhale, Exhale by C.L. Matthews
Series: Hollow Ridge #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019
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Synopsis

“I do.”
Two words woven in love.
In sickness and in health.
For better or for worse.
Til death do us part.
And death dragged us apart.
We both said these vows.
But neither of us kept them.
This is not one of those happy stories.
Life isn’t made of simple choices and happily ever afters.
It’s a dark place.
It’s not easy.
It’s full of mistakes and lessons.
It hurts.
And in the end, those two words said in love, are the same ones said in hate.
“You want a divorce?”
“I do.”

Review

Words could never perfectly describe the abundance of emotions that took complete control over my body, mind, and soul while inhaling (pun totally intended) this breathtakingly captivating and heart shattering story. It’s been days since I have had the ability to read anything else and I am still attempting to catch my breath because this story totally sucked the life right out of me. I think this author might have just ruined me for all other books (okay so we all know that’s not completely true because I could never give up books, but let’s just say this story will ALWAYS hold a special place deep inside my heart). C.L. Matthews brilliantly constructed a unique tale so unlike anything I have ever read before…and probably unlike anything I will ever be fortunate enough to read again for as long as I live. This story gave me all the feels and it’s nearly impossible to accurately comprehend everything I experienced and the pain my heartstrings are enduring right now.

Inhale, Exhale shows the true side of human nature…the dark side we all try to hide because we don’t want others to see and judge. The author’s words were poetic and the storyline gripped my heart. These characters are beautifully flawed and you see that intertwined throughout the pages of this story. You will never be the same after reading this story and I cannot wait for you all to dive in!!!

AURORA

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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 – Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie #1 (The Roommate Duet #3) by Kennedy Fox

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Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie #1 by Kennedy Fox
Series: The Roommate Duet #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2019
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Synopsis

The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized.

As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint.

Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

Friends. It’s all we can ever be.

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me.

I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches.

And ends when I’m arrested for his murder.

Review

This dynamic duo has once again ruined me with this perfectly crafted slow burn and angsty romance that was filled with suspense and drama around every corner! Truly Mine introduces us to the complicated love story that is slowly and painfully unfolding between Mason and Sophie…and let’s just say that it really brings on ALL THE FEELS!

Although we previously met them in Hunter and Lennon’s Duet (Baby Mine & Baby Yours), this story helps to fill in some of the missing pieces, like their first encounter, which was so FREAKING hot! The chemistry between these two set my heart on FIRE and their banter sent butterflies all throughout my body. Having the chance to get their backstory really opened my eyes and had me falling head over heels in love with this couple. Throughout the first book in their duet, they are struggling to push their feelings aside and holy moly the amount of twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat time and time again.

This surprising cliffhanger ending has me counting down the days and eagerly anticipating getting my hands on, Truly Yours! I cannot freaking wait until we can see all that Mason and Sophie’s story has to offer!

AURORA

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About Kennedy Fox

Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, quirky, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! They’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!

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Review – The Secret (North Woods University #3) by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

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The Secret by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman
Series: North Woods University #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

He’s the popular jock everyone loves. Funny, gorgeous, with a flock of girls to choose from.

While I’m the girl no one notices. Bullied. Antisocial. I have no friends and I like it that way.

Until he walks into my life.

We shouldn’t be friends.

We definitely shouldn’t be roommates.

That doesn’t stop him though.

When friendship blooms into something more I’m not sure if I should hold on or let go.

I’m hiding things, secrets so dark, and deep….

If he ever discovers them I’m certain he won’t want me anymore.

But as I fall harder and harder for him I start to wonder if maybe I judged him too soon.

The popular jock and the girl that none notices, this can’t possibly end with a happily ever after it, can it?

*This is book three in the North Woods University Series. It can be read as a complete standalone and contains NO cliffhanger, NO cheating, and a HEA. Please be advised this series contains sensitive material not suitable to all readers. This is NOT a YA series.**

Review

The Secret by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman was a beautifully captivating and emotional love story that shows that there is always light beyond the darkness, you just sometimes need the right person to help lead the way. This incredible writing duo took me on a journey full of emotions that left me completely surprised by each new unexpected twist and turn that they threw our way.

The Bet was good, The Dare was amazing, but The Secret was absolutely phenomenal and hands down my favorite book from the North Woods Series to date. Ever since meeting Clark in the first book I have been eagerly anticipating his story and let me just tell you all that these two totally delivered! Clark and Emerson’s story is a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance that wholeheartedly captivated my heart and had me swooning from beginning to end. Their story took my breath away and had me falling head over heels in love with this unlikely pair. Although complete opposites, these two couldn’t have been more perfectly matched for one another. Their love proves that there is someone out there for every one of us, we just have to be willing to fall when the time comes! These two beautiful souls helped heal each other and I can’t stop thinking about them and their story!

I strongly recommend checking out this book, even if you haven’t read the first two books in this series because they can be read and enjoyed as standalones! I also cannot freaking wait for The Vow because I NEED Sebastian’s story like RIGHT NOW!!!

AURORA

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About J.L. Beck & About C. Hallman

J.L. Beck & C. Hallman are two ladies with a love for coffee, books, and the bad boys who live inside them. 

They’re a dynamic duo who love writing all genres of romance, from erotica, to suspense. To date they’ve written ten books together and don’t plan to stop any time soon. 

When they aren’t writing you can find them making jokes, discussing their next book, arguing over cover photos, and of course drinking more coffee. 

They’re humble, and truly blessed to have found such amazing readers.

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Review – Severance by N.N. Britt

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Severance by N.N. Britt
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

They say first love doesn’t last. Alana’s ends on the night her boyfriend Dakota dies in a deadly shooting at a Portland club.

In an attempt to look for ways to deal with her grief, Alana reaches out to Dakota’s older brother Mikah, who’s struggling with moving on himself.

Both damaged beyond repair, neither Alana or Mikah know how to cope with their loss. What’s worse, they have zero idea how to handle the unexpected feelings they start developing for each other.

Review

Severance by N.N. Britt is a breathtakingly emotional and intense story that will wholeheartedly captivate your heart right from the first page and hold it captive until you reach the very end. This is the author’s second book and I am absolutely blown away by how much her writing has grown from her first book. She has totally outdone herself and this story had me experiencing so many emotions that my heart couldn’t keep up!

Alana and Mikah are two lost and damaged souls who are learning how to cope with their loss. Their story was full of angsty moments with that slow burn kind of romance that sets your heart on fire! These two share a raw and passionate kind of love that will have you holding on tight as you ride their emotionally rollercoaster. The author’s epic storytelling ability pulls the reader right in and makes you fall head over heels in love with every moment of their beautifully flawed love story.

This story will leave you an emotional mess on the ground, but don’t fret because N.N. Britt will be sure to pick up the pieces slowly as you devour this incredible story!

AURORA

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About N.N. Britt

N.N. Britt is a Los Angeles-based music journalist and photographer whose articles appeared in numerous publications. Her photos have graced t-shirts, billboards, and CD covers. When she is not writing or drinking coffee, she is probably reading or attending a heavy metal show.

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Review – The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart

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The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Dramedy
Release Date: July 25, 2019
Buy Now: Amazon

Synopsis

Strike One-My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk.

Not cool, Mom.

I‘ve spent most of my life answering to Teddy, because I couldn’t make Theo work.

Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I’ve managed to redeem myself.

There’s only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercrombie shoot.

Doesn’t matter, I cook a mean breakfast for his panty parade, and we get along well.
And anyway, this year I got the girl. And she’s perfect.

That’s right. Theodore Houseman, former band geek, now marching band rock star has finally landed the girl of his dreams.

Everything is perfect.

That is, until Troy takes a good look at her.

I’m not going down without a fight. As a matter of fact, I’m not going down at all. As glorious as these days may be for my all-star roommate, Laney is my end game.

I may not know much about play strategy, but I’ve been the good guy my whole life. I’ve been listening and I know exactly what women want. Framed in a picture standing next to me, Troy may seem like Mr. Perfect, but he’s underestimating the guy on the right.

Spoiler alert: In this story, the underdog is going to win.

Review

Seriously Kate Stewart has just written the BEST underdog story of all time and now I want my very own Theo! The Guy on the Right is a cute and hilarious friends to lovers romantic comedy that had me rolling on the floor laughing my ass off as I devoured this addictively captivating story. Theo and Laney were a hoot and I couldn’t get enough of these two because even though they were complete opposites, they also seemed to be a PERFECT match. This story had my heart swooning with that slow burn romance kind of feeling that shows us all that sometimes the underdog does finish first, even if it takes a little more time!

Kate Stewart has done it again and I can’t even being to tell you all how freaking amazing every moment of this reading experience was. Theo and Laney’s story is a must read romance that is perfect for your summer reading list!

AURORA

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About Kate Stewart

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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