SALES, NEW RELEASES, & RECOMMENDATIONS

SALES, NEW RELEASES, & RECOMMENDATIONS

*** UPDATED LIST *** I just updated this AGAIN with more new releases & sales!!! Happy reading :D

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*** FEATURED NEW RELEASE & NEW REVIEW ***

Captivated by You by Sylvia Day — (Read my Review)

GIDEON CROSS FANS!! The highly anticipated 4th Crossfire book is LIVE and I absolutely loved it!! The Crossfire series continues to be one of my Top 5 favorite series and this book was another winner!! Both the Kindle and paperback copies are out now. Also, if you haven’t read them yet, click here for the first 3 books.

“You’ll never be without me. We’re going to grow old together. Die together. I’m not going to live a single day without you.”

*** TWO NEW 5-STAR REVIEWS ***

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven — (Read my Review)

SQUEE!! I finished an early copy of this book absolutely LOOOOVED it!!! It’s a new top favorite. Easily 5 STARS for me!!! It was this INTENSE “hate-to-love-each-other”, dysfunctional-but-can’t-stay-away, love-you-forever-no-matter-how-painful type of love story. It just had this SPARK to it that made my heart RACE!! It’s a second chance romance with a moody, brooding, tortured bad boy hero. It will be released next month and I HIGHLY recommend it!!! — Pre-order here (Dec 23)

 
 

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn — (Read my Review)

HOLY HELL. This book. WOAH. I could NOT put it down!!! It was gritty, dark, dangerous, intense, shocking, addictive, raw, emotional, captivating… just everything!!! A complex, multi-layered story with AMAZING writing and surprising twists and turns. If you’re looking for an unputdownable book, then this is it!

On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny is abducted from a convenience store by a member of one of the most notorious motorcycle gangs…

*** LATEST NEW RELEASES ***

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover — New Release!!

*SQUEE* Colleen Hoover just released this SURPRISE novella!!! It’s a fun, sexy, light-hearted spin-off of Maybe Someday (a standalone). Review coming soon!

Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But he has a theory about her: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

 

Roomies by Lindy Zart — New Release!!

Here’s a new release about a girl who falls for her roommate… and his bad boy brother!! — PS: The author notes that this is NOT a love triangle.

“He’s my roommate, my personal eye candy… I love him. I mean, I’m pretty sure I do, having never been in love before… And now his brother is here. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he’s leaving soon… Here’s a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with…”

 

Hitched by Karpov Kinrade — New Release!!

This sounds fun & sexy!! It takes place in Vegas! — “He called me “wife.” This man standing naked in front of me. Tall. Dark. Sexy as sin… He’s my husband? Disjointed images from the night before, the night I can’t entirely remember, float into my mind… Then I remember that kiss… But I don’t remember marrying him. And now, he won’t let me go. Dr. Sexy who saves children for a living. He wants the summer to prove we are meant to be. I can give him a summer. But can I give him a lifetime?”

 

Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia — New Release!!

This was a ‘late release’ this week but it’s now live!! It’s the final book in the Poughkeepsie series and described as a “story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.”

Reading order: Book 1 ($0.99), Book 2, Book 3.
 

*** SALES & PRICE DROPS ***

Cranberry Inn Series — $0.99 Sale 

::: Top recommendation ::: This SWOONY, heart-warming series is on a $0.99 sale now. It’s about a famous hockey player who falls for a single mom and her little twin girls (or, his Twinkies ;) ). 5 STARS!!! Get these!
Book 1, Book 2, Novella.

 

Thompson Sisters SeriesSale!!

This is a highly-rated series of interconnected standalones. They’re beautifully written and emotional romances. It’s best to read them in order. Regular price is $2.99-$3.99.
Book 1, Book 2, Novella, Book 3.

 

Rachel’s Peril SeriesSale!!

This is a romantic suspense trilogy that spins off of the Thompsons Sisters series (listed above). It’s highly rated and all the books are both available and on sale. Regular price is $3.99 each and they should be read in order: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3

 

Forever Dark and Forever Light$0.99 Sales!!

This is pretty cool concept. These 2 books (written by different authors) follow the same timeline but are about different couples. Both heroes are college football players. One tragic night changes all their lives. In one book, “he’s reminded of the girl he used to know,” and in the other she’s “trying to hold on to the boy who stole her heart” …

 

Rules of Protection by Alison Bliss – $0.99 Sale!!

LMAO!! This book was hilarious!!! It was a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy between a sassy heroine in Witness Protection and the badass Special Agent assigned to protect her. But when the location of their safe house is compromised, he takes her with him deep in the Texas backwoods to hide…

The banter between these two had me smiling and laughing non-stop. If you’re looking for something FUN, this is it!!! — This is a standalone. (Read my Review)

 

The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred – $0.99 sale & recommendation!

This is one of my all-time favorite second chance love stories. It’s one of those hidden gems with an unforgettable story!! It’s a beautifully written, intense, and highly emotional standalone that is both heart wrenching and heart warming. 5 STARS!!! And, it’s ONLY $0.99!!! Read my review.

“You’re the only one I’ve ever wanted, Alix, the only one I’ll ever want. That’s a promise.”

 

Remember When Trilogy by T.Torrest $2.99 Sale Bundle!!

This complete second chance romance trilogy is now bundled together on sale with bonus content for $2.99 (worth $10.97). This sale is limited time ONLY and will not going back to this price for a while so if you’re interested, grab it now!

“You know how sometimes, your high school crush grows up to become an insanely famous actor? Okay. Probably not. But I do.”

 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – $2.99 Sale!!

Oooh!!! I’ve had this book on my TBR for ever and ever and it’s ON SALE!!! I don’t read a lot of thrillers but I’m definitely going to make an exception for this one just because everyone’s talking about it (and ‘cuz I really want to read the book before I let myself see the movie) so this sale is perfect!!!

It’s a standalone.

 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - $2.99 Sale!!

This is such an incredible story!! Powerful, heart-breaking, and bittersweet but also oddly heartwarming. Absolutely unforgettable for sure. I think it’s impossible to come away from this without an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all the blessings in your life. I’m SO glad I finally worked up the courage to read it and it’s ON SALE now!! – Read my review. — “I had a hundred and seventeen days in which to convince Will Traynor that he had a reason to live.”

 

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon - Series sale!!

This is a epic romance historical fiction story set in 18th century Scotland (the hero, Jamie Fraser, is a Scots warrior) and it’s currently an amazing TV series. The first book is on sale for only $2.99 & all the books are discounted (reg. $7.99).

#1 Outlander, #2 Dragonfly in Amber, #3 Voyager, #4 Drums of Autumn, #5 The Fiery Cross, #6 A Breath of Snow and Ashes, #7 An Echo in the Bone, #8 Written In My Own Heart’s Blood.

 

His Secretary Undone by Melanie Marchand$0.99 Sale!!

Hee!!! This sounds FUN!!!! — I’m about to throw an ashtray at my boss’s head.

The heroine find out that her “maddeningly sexy, pissant billionaire bad boy BOSS who thinks he runs her life” is actually the author of all of her most favorite steamy romance novels…And to make matters worse, he needs me to impersonate “Natalie” at a series of book signings. But, of course, that’s only if I want to keep my job. On second thought, I’m going to need something heavier than an ashtray.

 

This Is Falling by Ginger Scott$0.99 Sale!!

This is a standalone New Adult college romance.

“An All-American baseball player, he wasn’t supposed to notice a girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t… And then he showed me how to fall.”

 

Ace’s Redemption by A.C. Bextor$0.99 Sale!!

EX-BIKER ALERT!! This is only $0.99 and has high ratings!! The hero leaves behind his MC and takes a woman from that life with him to help her get her son back… And she has a hope that “one day he’d love me for who I was, not the broken girl he tried so desperately to save.”

This is the first standalone in a new series that is a spin-off of this MC series (you do not need to read this series first): Book 1, Book 2, Book 3.

 

DarkFever by Karen Marie Moning$1.99 Sale!!

This is the first book of one of my top favorite paranrmal romance series and it’s ON SALE for only $1.99 (reg. $5.99). This is a complete series and it has one of THE ultimate Alpha male heroes!!! I highly recommend this whole series!!!

“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”

 

The McCallans Boxed Set by Hadley Quinn $2.99 Sale Bundle!!

These 3 “sexy New Adult romances” have been bundled together on sale for $2.99 (worth $6.97). Each book is a standalone about a different couple.

The heroes are three rebellious guys from Hollywood families (a stuntman, a bad boy, and an outsider) and the stories are “laced with love, humor, and mystery”…

 
 

You by Caroline Kepnes $1.99 Sale!!

Huge price drop — this recently release was originally over $10!! If you’re a fan of DARK thrillers, this has been compared to Gone Girl and sounds chilling!!

“Moving from stalker to boyfriend, he transforms himself into her perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way — even if it means murder.”

 

Real Ugly by C.M. Stunich$0.99 Sale!!

This is the first book in the Hard Rock Roots (NA rock star romance) series.
Contains sex, drugs, violence, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Turner Campbell is an asshole. I f*cking hate him. But I can’t get enough either. He sings like an angel and f*cks like a devil. If I could, I’d run away and never look back because to tell you the truth, I think this man might be the death of me.

 

The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre$2.99 Sale!!

This is romantic suspense thriller is usually $9.99, but it’s on sale for only $2.99 if you want a copy. I read and loved another book by this author!

“My life, inside this apartment is simple. It works, as long as I follow the rules: Don’t leave the apartment. Don’t get attached to clients. Don’t kill anyone. My life, inside this apartment was simple, and it worked. Then, I started breaking rules.”

 

Love Realized by Melanie Codina$0.99 Sale!!

I love the sound of this book!!! — She’s owned his heart since the day he met her but after seeing her fall in love with his best friend, he locks away his deeper feelings for her and just remains a close friend. But when her marriage falls apart, he isn’t about to let her slip away again…

This is the first standalone in a series of standalones.

 

Reclaiming The Sand by A. Meredith Walters$0.99 Sale!!

This is still on sale and it’s a really wonderful book. The hero is Autistic and some of the subject matter is tough but it’s a beautifully written story and the author really has an extraordinary ability to take difficult topics and present them in a candid, yet deeply respectful manner. (My Review)

“You will hate me. You will love him. I love him. He has changed my world.”

 

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia$0.99 Sale!!

I read this book a while back and it’s on sale right now!!

He counts her smiles every day at the train station. And each time, she acknowledges him — just like she does everyone else on the platform. But he is not like the others. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and right now… he’s homeless.

 

Three Rivers by Chloe Barlow$0.99 Sale!!

This was recommended to me by a reader who said it made her ugly cry!! I love emotional reads so I grabbed a copy! — It can be read as a standalone.

… after her husband’s sudden death, she’s convinced her heart died along with him. Despite her best efforts, Althea can’t resist Griffen’s charm or his intriguing proposition – if she agrees to a no-strings affair with him for the two weeks he’s in town, he swears he’ll walk away when their time is up…

 

City of Champions by Chloe T. Barlow$1.99 Sale!!

So many readers have told me they loved this one!

He’s an injured NFL quarterback and she’s a levelheaded doctor. And when he bulldozes into her life, there’s no denying he’s cocky, selfish, and downright dangerous — everything she’s sworn she doesn’t want… and yet they begin an intense holiday love affair…

 

Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover $1.99 Sale!!

This book from my TBR is still on sale!!! — “There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s BAD… He just got out of prison and is looking for answers when he meets HER…

This is the first standalone in the Welcome To The Point series. It’s usually $4.74 so be sure to grab a copy if you’ve been meaning to read it!

 
 

Unfixable by Tessa Bailey $0.99 Sale!!

This is a FUN, sexy, light-hearted romance about a sarcastic American girl fresh off a bad breakup who goes to Ireland and falls for a famous race car driver “with a bad attitude that rivals her own”…

Honestly, it felt exactly like “reading” a romantic comedy movie — it had great banter, a hot hero, a snarky heroine, a bit of drama and a HEA. (Read my Review)

 

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton$2.99 Sale

This is still on sale!! It’s literally the most HILARIOUS (and sexy) book I’ve ever read!!! Sale price is $2.99 (reg. $7.99) and it can be read as a standalone. 5 STARS!

“Now, you listen, mister.” I said, trying for a more adult tone. “I’m not going to spend every night listening to you try to crash your girl’s head through my wall with the force of your dick alone! No way, buddy.”

 

*** HUGE SERIES SALE & TOP RECOMMENDATION ***

SQUEE!!! For a limited time only, all 8 books in Kristen Ashley’s ROCK CHICK series have dropped to $1.99 each (reg. $4.99) which is a huge savings of $24 off on the entire series!!!

This completed series is full of pure awesome – there are kidnappings galore, car chases, steamy bedroom scenes, swoony moments, outright hilarious moments, shoot-outs, explosions, a seriously epic food-fight, rock concerts, ALPHA heroes, insanely fun heroines, which of course lead to eight wonderful love stories.

Full reading order. Click the titles to purchase on sale:

  1. Rock Chick  $1.99 SALE  (My Review)
  2. Rock Chick Rescue   $1.99 SALE (My Review)
  3. Rock Chick Redemption $1.99 SALE (My Review)
  4. Rock Chick Renegade $1.99 SALE (My Review)
  5. Rock Chick Revenge $1.99 SALE (My Review)
  6. Rock Chick Reckoning $1.99 SALE (My Review)
  7. Rock Chick Regret $1.99 SALE (My Review)
  8. Rock Chick Revolution $1.99 SALE  (My Review)

       

*** PRE-ORDERS ***

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon — Pre-order Sale!! — Thursday release.

I’m SO excited for this book and it’s only a few days away. It’s a new standalone by the author of Making Faces and the blurb gave me SHIVERS!!! The pre-order only is on sale for $2.99 (going up to $4.95 after release). There are no $0.99 sales planned for the first year so if you want it at a discount, definitely pre-order!!

Moses was a law unto himself. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t… 

 

Fifty Shades of Grey movie tie-in cover

The new paperback version of Fifty Shades of Grey is up on Amazon now for pre-order with a hot new “movie tie-in” cover. The book itself is the same and this is not a replacement, it’s just a fun new addition for fans of the movie who want it. The original cover will still be available purchase as always. But I wanted a copy of this one too just for fun!! I love the picture — it’s both HOT & SWEET!!

 

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*** NEW RELEASES (FROM EARLIER IN THE WEEK) ***

Light Shadows by SL JenningsNew Release!!

This is the final book in this highly-rated series and tells the conclusion to this love story. And the first book is on sale!! — It’s described as a raw, emotional story of a young woman’s journey … and her scorching hot, lip-biting addiction for the man she can’t deny, no matter the cost.

Book 1, Book 2, Novella, Book 3.

 

Wolfsgate by Cat PorterNew Release!!

Well this sounds different. “A sensual 18th century tale of deception and revenge, and the healing of two souls hungering for love and absolution.”

Shipwrecked and lost, left for dead, abandoned by my own family. Drugged and addicted. My wife saved me, brought me home. I didn’t even know I had a wife—can I trust her? I know I want her. Desperately. We are two of a kind—the manipulated, the tossed off, the rejected… without each other we’re both doomed.

 

I Belong To You by Lisa Renee JonesNew Release!!

This is the latest Inside Out series book, an erotic BDSM romance/ thrilling mystery series that also has a TV Show deal too! Here’s the series reading order: If I Were You, Being Me, Revealing Us, No In Between, I Belong To You

Master… Being that person, that man, is how I define myself, how I allow the rest of the world to define me as well… It is everything. It is what I need. It is all I need. Or maybe I just need… her.

 

Ella & Micha: Infinitely and Always by Jessica SorensenNew Release!!

This new $0.99 novella in the Secret series takes place at the end of Ella & Micha’s story. If you are new to the series, you can start with the first book. I read it a while ago and fell in love with it!!

After five years of marriage, Ella couldn’t be happier. Her job is great. Her marriage is amazing. But when she receives some surprising news, her world is turned upside down.

 

Felix by Elizabeth ReyesNew Release!!

This is the latest standalone in the 5th Street series. Each book is about a different couple: Full series: #1 Noah, #2 Gio, #3 Hector, #4 Abel, #5 Felix.

World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all. But when the hours in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, he loses his title. At his low point, he meets an adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor who has him considering this love thing one more time.

 

Assumptions by Melanie CodinaNew Release!!

An injured soccer star falls for his physical therapist…

Until now, Jonathan Baxter had one primary focus in his life, soccer. But when an injury sidelines him and jeopardizes his dreams, he has to work even harder than before. Rehabilitating his injury becomes his primary objective. Until he meets Leeann, a physical therapy assistant whose touch has the ability to make him lose focus…

 

Poles Apart by Kristy MoseleyNew Release!!

He’s the hottest driver ever to hit the MotoGP circuit and is living the celebrity lifestyle. With little to worry about, other than keeping himself top of the leader board, his favourite weekend pastime is visiting a certain blonde at Angels Gentlemen’s Club.

She’s a pole dancer who is just trying to make ends meet and guard the secret that she’s been keeping from everyone for the last two and a half years.

 

The Weight of Destiny by Nyrae DawnNew Release!!

When Ryder and Virginia meet on the beach, it seems they couldn’t be more different. Soon they discover they’re both trapped in their lives—Virginia denying her fate, Ryder embracing his. Like the rocks in Virginia Woolf’s pockets, the weight of their destinies will pull them under. But being together brings out pieces of themselves they didn’t know existed—pieces that make them want to take fate into their own hands and rewrite their destinies…if it’s not too late.

 

What’s Left Of Us by Amanda MaxlynNew Release!!

This is the heartwarming conclusion to What’s Left of Me.

Love found me three years ago. I’m cancer free, happily married to the love of my life, and working toward my dream career… But sometimes our dreams are haunted by our deepest fears. Fears of failure, having a child, and in our case … death. How do I help the person I love get over his fear when I’m still trying to overcome that same fear myself? Together we must learn What’s Left of Us.

 

Beautiful Outlaw by Emily MintonNew Release!!

She has sacrificed everything for her family, marrying a man she could never love. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself disappears… When his demands go too far, she finally tells her brother the ugly truth and he sends her to the one place he knows she’ll be safe. He places her into the hands of his best friend, Vice President of the Savage Outlaws MC…

 
 

First Debt by Pepper WintersNew Release!!

This is the sequel to Debt Inheritance (dark romance).

Her life is his until she’s paid off the debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her — nothing is out of bounds — she has to obey. There are no rules. Only payments…

 
 

Hart Attack by Cristin HarberNew Release!!

This can be read as a standalone.

He’s a soldier, a protector, and he’s haunted that one of the people he should’ve been able to protect didn’t let him. That was years ago, and now a hardened heart and a cocky attitude are his impenetrable shields, until one woman — one challenge — drives him to distraction…

 

Discovering Me by Crystal SpearsNew Release!!

This is the fourth biker romance in the Breakneck MC series. It’s recommended to read these in order: Bundle of Books #1 & 2, #3 Shadowing Me, #4 Discovering Me.

Biker alert! Sniper Breaker has the reputation among the Breakneck MC as the brother looking for love. The brother that cares the most openly might be the one who gets hurt the worst…

 

Londyn Falls by Jennifer DomenicoNew Release!!

He makes me want to know what broke his heart. To help him heal.
All I want is to love him. I just wish he knew it.
~ Londyn Harper

She makes me want to open my heart. Ask her to love me. Tell her my secrets.
All I want is to love her. I just need to tell her.
~ Luca Di Roma

 
 

Hansel Part 3 by Ella JamesNew Release!!

This is the third part of this erotic dark romance serial. Be sure to read them in order: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Once upon a time, they shared a prison wall inside a crazy woman’s house. When they meet again, he has a whip. She wears a mask. And fear runs high – for so many reasons. What will happen when the mask comes off, the walls come down? Fairy tales are cautionary tales, remember?

 

*** Click here for last week’s new releases ***

*** RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS ***

Addicted After All (Addicted series) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

SQUEEE!!! This is the latest Addicted series book (the 7th one) and I absolutely LOVED every word!! — Read my review — Without a doubt, this is my #1 Top Favorite “on-going” series. It’s sexy (I mean really, holy hotness!!), it’s romantic (their love story has ALL THE FEELS), it’s heart wrenching (I’ve cried more than once), but also heart warming and funny. The story is totally unique and it’s everything I could ever want in a series delivered with some of the best writing I’ve read. I HIGHLY recommend it for all fans of romance. Click here for more info.

NOTE: This series must be read in order. These are NOT standalones. However, there are no cliffhangers now so you are safe to start reading. They are all full-length novels. Here’s the full series reading order: Addicted To You, Ricochet, Addicted For Now, Kiss The Sky, Hothouse Flower, Thrive, Addicted After All.

 

Broken Course by Aly Martinez — (My review)

Oh gosh, I totally loved this!! It’s the final book in one of my favorite series!!! — “Seven years ago, my life changed forever. Then fate led me to Leo James. He taught me that crazy could be perfectly normal and it shouldn’t hurt to breathe…”

Full series (all standalones but I recommend reading them in order because the stories are connected): Changing Course (My review), Stolen Course (My review), Among The Echoes (My review), Broken Course (My review)

 

Nocte (Nocte Trilogy #1) by Courtney Cole — (Read my Review)

WOAH. I could NOT put this down!!!! It hooked me from the beginning, kept me flipping pages like crazy right through to the end… and now I’m desperate for the next one!! I went in totally blind and honestly, I suggest you do the same. Just dive in and let the story happen!! — This is 100% contemporary, NOT paranormal.

“I love him. More than life, more than anything… He has the power to destroy me. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won’t either.”

 

Sociopath by Lime Craven — (Read m Review)

This book totally messed with my mind and I still have no idea what to think. It was very well written and downright FASCINATING. It’s a dark romance and some parts did make me uncomfortable but I found myself SO curious about this guy and the way he looked at the world. The pacing is a bit slow, but like I said, I was fascinated by it. It was a MIND FUCK — totally twisted — but how could it not be when the hero of the story literally did. NOT. have. a. conscience. O.O

 

Bait by M. Mabie

FUUUUUUUCKKKK!!!! Yes, I’m swearing. I need to. This book put my heart through the wringer. I hated it. I loved it. I hated that I loved it. But I FELT so much for it!!! If you want pure, heart-wrenching, addictive ANGST, then throw your judgments out the window and read this book!!!

Click here to read my new spoiler-free review (includes a hidden spoiler link)

 

Becoming Calder & Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan.

If you only get one set of books from this whole list, get these #1 Becoming Calder (Review) + #2 Finding Eden (Review). This 2-book series is just BREATHTAKING!!! Absolutely EPIC, unique, and unforgettable. Calder & Eden’s intense, passionate, forbidden love story captivated me and had my heart racing from the first word to the very last. 6 STARS!!!! — Click here for FAQs about the series.

 

Gravity by LD Cedergreen — (Read my Review)

*SOB* This was SUCH a good book! Those emotions just hit me SO strongly!!!! I honestly don’t know how to describe the story without it being misleading because there is a HUGE TWIST that changes EVERYTHING you know!! Like, really — woah!! I’ll admit that I actually knew the twist before I started and there’s hidden spoiler section in my review in case you want to know too. It’s totally unconventional but a really great story!! It started a little bit slow but the impact of the whole story on my heart was just… WOW!!

 

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward — (Read my Review)

I loved this new book!! It hooked me right from the start and I couldn’t put it down til the end!! An angsty, unconventional love story and such a roller coaster!! — It’s a complete standalone romance. :)

“You’re the only girl in the entire world that’s forbidden, and fuck me if that doesn’t make me want you more than anything.”

 

Deacon (Unfinished Heroes) by Kristen Ashley — (Read my Review)

ALPHA MALE FANS!! I loved this book!! A badass Alpha with a dark past, a strong heroine, and a gorgeous slow-burning love story in the Mountains. Another KA winner and definitely a new favorite!! — It can be read as a standalone, but here are all the books in the series: Knight, Creed, Raid, Deacon

“He looks at you like you’re the only reason he’s still breathing.”

 

Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor — (Read my Review)

I totally LOVED this book! The hero is an injured Navy SEAL vacationing on a beach who falls for a single mom there with her 4 little kids. There’s just something about a big, tough, Alpha man who accepts kids who are not his own into his life with complete openness that is utterly HEART-MELTING!!!

It’s the first standalone in a series of standalones (focusing on the hero and his brothers as they each fall in love). I can’t wait for the next one!

 

Black Lies by Alessandra Torre — (Read My Review)

HOLY WOW!!! This was the most BRILLIANT books I’ve ever read!! Please just TRUST ME and READ. THIS. BOOK.!!!! It’s such a complete love story. The twist is just WOAH. One of my favorites of the year. 5 STARS!!!

“I will fight for this love. Lie for it. Steal for it. It is worthy of that. I love her completely. She returns the love wildly. This love is worth the unsaid truths. The hidden lies.”

 

Broken by Lauren Layne — (Read my review)

SQUEE!! I loved this!! It was exactly the type of book I wanted now: FUN, SEXY, & HEART WRENCHING with kind of a unique modern-day “Beauty & The Beast” twist to it. It had a brooding, tormented & scarred hero (LOVE those!!) and a strong, sassy heroine who did NOT take any of his shit (LOVE that too!!). Definitely a winner!! And, it can be read as a standalone :D

A girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both…

 

Don’t Let Go by Sharla Lovelace — (Read my review)

OMG!!! This is of my 5-STAR FAVORITES!! An absolute must-read of the year! It’s one of the BEST books I’ve read and tells a gorgeous second-chance love story that made me laugh and cry and FEEL the story with all my heart. IT. WAS. INCREDIBLE. !!! Highly recommended for fans of The Sweet Gum Tree and for pretty much every single person who loves romance.

“I remember everything,” he whispered.

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Book Review — Captivated By You (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day

Book Review — Captivated By You (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day

“I want to be the man of your dreams, angel… I want that more than anything.”

SQUEEE!!! I absolutely LOVED this book!!

I love this series. I love these characters. I love the writing. I love the story. I love the intensity of Gideon and Eva’s love for each other. I love their passion. I love the character development. I’ve loved everything about the Crossfire series from the very beginning and this was another fantastic addition!! 5 STARS!!

This is the fourth book in this series and continues Gideon and Eva’s story than began in Bared To You. In order to prevent spoilers, I’m not going to discuss the plot at all, just my feelings about this book so you’re perfectly safe to read this review even if you haven’t yet read the book. — NO SPOILERS HERE!!

Gideon and Eva’s relationship is one I feel for so strongly. I love their dynamic — these are two damaged souls, who both make their fair share of mistakes, but who love each other with every fiber of their beings, more than anything else in the world, and that love gives them the strength and courage to face their fears and work together to create a healthier and stronger relationship and future.

He buried his face in my throat. “Love you.”
Tears stung my eyes… “Tell me again,” I begged, holding on to him.
His mouth found mine. “I love you.”

Having the added bonus of Gideon’s POV in this book was such a thrill. The story is told in dual POV and I felt that seeing both sides of the story added so much depth at this point in the series.

When Sylvia Day first announced that this series would be extended to 5 books ages ago, my honest reaction was that, as long as she stayed true to these characters and didn’t create any “drama for drama’s sake” then I was quite happy that their story would continue on because quite frankly, these characters are SO complex and their relationship still has SO potential for future development that I’m thrilled to know what I’ll be able to follow along every step of their journey and not have it be rushed. So far, I’ve loved everything that Ms. Day has written and have absolutely no complaints about any part of this series. As long as the story continues in this fashion, then I’d be happy to read even another 50 Crossfire books.

I honestly just have so much respect for the way she’s handled the entire storyline of the series so far. Everything she’s written has just served to strengthen the story and the characters. I love that at the core of this series is centered around the idea and effort of building a stronger relationship, not tearing it down. The angst and heart-racing intensity comes from how much you care and feel for these characters. Gideon and Eva certainly are not perfect people, but I feel like their flaws make them feel that much more real, and their love and way they support each other is absolutely beautiful.

“Despite all he’d been though, he had such an amazing capacity to feel and to love. He’d saved me, in so many ways. I was going to do whatever needed to be done to save him, too.”

In every way, Captivated By You was a true Crossfire book. Even though I didn’t re-read the other books before starting this, I instantly reconnected to the characters and lost myself back in their story. I read the book in one sitting and could not put it down at all. The ending is exactly the same “kind” as the first 3 books. It leaves you at a point in their relationship where things are looking up for them and you feel like they’re headed in a better, stronger direction. At the same time, it leaves you eager for the next book, without leaving you hanging. I love the way these books end and have always been happy with them.

Gideon has been one of my favorite book heroes since Bared To You. I love that even though he’s powerful, successful, and dominating, we are also shown his vulnerable side too. This was made even more clear through his POV. This is a man deeply scared by his past, fighting nightmares in his sleep and memories when he’s awake, who has fallen desperately, passionately, all-conumingly in love with a woman who not only is the love of his life, but who also understands his pain and his past on a deep, personal level.

“I told you I was going to fuck this up. I’ll fuck up again. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, but God… I love you. I love you so fucking much. I can’t do this without you. I can’t live without you.”

Their path towards building a healthy relationship has never been easy but the strength of the foundation of their unwavering love for each other has given them a base to not only build up from but also to fall back on. No matter what, their love stays strong. And I love that. Theirs is a beautiful, intense, heart-wrenching journey filled with both mistakes and failures and accomplishments and progress. It’s passionate, addictive, and truly one of the best I’ve ever read. I absolutely adore this couple, I’ve loved every part of their story so far, and I can’t wait to see what comes next for them.

“You’ll never be without me. We’re going to grow old together. Die together. I’m not going to live a single day without you.”

Rating: 5 STARS!!

PS: Here’s my casting for Gideon & Eva since a few of you were asking for it.

*** CROSSFIRE SERIES READING ORDER *** 

BARED TO YOU (Crossfire #1)
Buy on Kindle | Buy in Paperback | Read my Review

REFLECTED IN YOU (Crossfire #2)
Buy on Kindle | Buy in Paperback | Read my Review

ENTWINED WITH YOU (Crossfire #3)
Buy on Kindle | Buy  in Paperback | Read my Review

CAPTIVATED BY YOU (Crossfire #4)
Buy on Kindle | Buy in Paperback | Read my Review

ONE WITH YOU (Crossfire #5)
More info coming soon.

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Book Review — Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

Book Review — Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

“We’ve never been over. You know it as well as I do…”

WOW!! Holy sexual tension!!

This book had the ultimate hate-to-love-each-other, dysfunctional-but-can’t-stay-away, love-you-forever-no-matter-how-painful type of love story. It just had this intense spark to it that made my heart race! It’s a second chance romance with a moody, brooding, tortured bad boy hero and I loved every word. 5 STARS!!

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own…

The story begins when Cassie, a critically acclaimed stage actress is cast as a romantic lead in a Broadway play opposite the one man she’d ever loved. Ethan Holt was unfortunately also the only man who’d ever broken her heart, leaving her absolutely devastated. Despite their six painful years apart, and despite how desperately she wanted to hate him, their love for each other went beyond that. And even though he knew just how badly he’d hurt her, he also knew this was his one chance to win back the only woman he’d ever loved and this time he was willing to do anything to prove himself to her and win back her heart.

I can do this. I can see him and not fall apart.
I can.
I sigh and press my forehead against the wall.
Who the hell am I kidding?
Yeah, sure, I can do a passionate play with my ex-lover, who broke my heart not once, but twice. No problem.
I bang my head against the wall.

Ethan and Casse met in drama school. She was the good girl actress, and he was the ultimate bad boy, sending fuck-off vibes to everyone who crossed his path. He warned her to stay away from him and that he would only ruin her. But when they were cast as Romeo and Juliet in a prestigious play, their forced intimacy broke down the walls between them… giving room for their true feelings to show through.

“We both know it doesn’t work like that,” he says so softly only I can hear. “As much as we want it to be the character’s emotions, it’s still going to be my arms around you, and my mouth on yours.

Despite how strongly he fought it, they fell in love. Until he broke her heart. And six years later, when they were once again cast to play on-stage lovers, he was ready to do anything possible to make things right.

“I want things to be different. If you want me to apologize, I’ll do it until I lose my fucking voice. I just want things to be right between us. Talk to me. Help me fix this.”

I absolutely LOVED this book. This is a romance that you feel with all your heart and soul. They had the kind of love that didn’t let go even after years of separation and heart break. Their chemistry was off-the-charts and their connection so intense that it kept my heart racing the whole way through.

I had quotes highlighted on nearly every page!! I loved the writing — it captured the emotional intensity of their epic love while balancing it out with hilarious scenes that literally had me laughing out loud and other scenes that had me sitting there fanning myself from the hotness. It was the perfect balance!!

We’re told the story entirely from Cassie’s POV, taking us back and forth between their present day reunion and the tragic start of their relationship in drama school. It was seamlessly blended and I found it very easy to follow along even through it went back and forth. Each piece of the story added a layer that just kept me wanting more. I really could not put this book down!

NOTE: Just because I know a lot of you have asked me about this, there is no cheating and no triangle in the whole book. That is not the source of drama so you don’t have to worry about that at all!

Ethan was the ultimate moody, tortured, bad boy. He was the polar opposite of a romantic. College Ethan didn’t even believe in love at all. At first, I just kept wondering why he was so antagonistic but the more I read and learned about his past, the more the reasons behind his actions began to make sense. My heart broke for him even as I wanted to shake sense into him. As much as it hurt though, I could see why he was the way he was. I have to say, the title of this book couldn’t be for fitting! Bad Romeo indeed!

“I warned you,” he says, breathing heavily and cupping my face. “Why the hell didn’t you listen?”

Cassie was a really great heroine. She was no shy, innocent virgin. Even though she was a little meek around other people, with Ethan she was fiery, forward, bold, and not afraid to follow her heart. She challenged him every step of the way and I loved the way she went after what she wanted.

There was just this delicious push-pull tension between them. I loved all the scenes where they were rehearsing their plays. The contrast between the open intensity of their characters’ love for each other versus the restrained walls behind which they hid their real feelings had me on the edge of my seat.

“So…” I say, looking at him.
He nods and lets out a breath. “Yeah. So…”
“We’re going to have fake sex.”
“Yep.”
“You and me.”
“Apparently.”
“I have to take your clothes off, and … well … touch you and stuff.”
“Fuck this fucking play.”

This second chance romance was different than most in that, contrary to the way many of them are structured, this wasn’t about trying to fix a broken relationship. As it showed clearly, whatever they’d once had was broken beyond repair. What remained was their love for each other that had never let go. Hurt, anger, separation, none of it changed that… and this was about considering the chance that just maybe, even after all the pain, they could start again and build something new.

“We’ve never been over. You know it as well as I do. Even when I was halfway around the world and you hated my guts, we weren’t over. You can feel it between us now. And the closer we are, the stronger it gets.”

Cassie and Ethan’s full story will be told over 2 books (Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet). There will also be a third book in the series that is a standalone romance about Ethan’s sister who you’ll meet in this book.

This book leaves you in a good place, but also makes you desperate for more. That being said, I am SO glad that I read this now and didn’t wait. This is easily one of my favorite books of the year. I loved the story. Seriously LOVED it. Absolutely freaking ADORED it. And I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Rating: 5 stars!!
Release date: December 23, 2014.

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SIGNED GIVEAWAY — YOU WERE MINE by ABBI GLINES

SIGNED GIVEAWAY — YOU WERE MINE by ABBI GLINES

To celebrate the upcoming release of You Were Mine, Abbi Glines’ latest addition to the Rosemary Beach series. I have a fun signed “advance copy” giveaway for you to enter!!! Just scroll down to the bottom of the post to the Rafflecopter. :D

Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves.

Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back.

That was before he met Beth Lowry.

It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world.

But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her.

Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved…

Release date: December 2, 2014

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SALES, PRICE DROPS, & UPCOMING BOOKS

SALES, PRICE DROPS, & UPCOMING BOOKS

There have been SO many awesome sales this week and SO many exciting new pre-orders and upcoming releases that I thought I’d put together a really “quick little recap list”. Heh. Welp, turns out there were a LOT more than I expected and this is now a really loooooong list so YAY!!! There are tons of fantastic choices on here so definitely check through them!! Many of the sales are limited time only!!! Enjoy :D

*** UPCOMING FEATURE  ***

The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon — Pre-order Sale!! — Nov 27th release.

I’m highlighting this one because I’m SO excited for this book and it’s only 12 days away. It’s a new standalone by the author of Making Faces and the pre-order only is on sale for $2.99 (going up to $4.95 after release). There are no $0.99 sales planned for the first year so if you want it at a discount, definitely pre-order!!

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems… Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start…

Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away. 

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.

*** EXCITING PRE-ORDERS & UPCOMING RELEASES ***

Captivated by You by Sylvia Day — Coming out on Tuesday!!!!

Only 3 days away!!!! GIDEON CROSS FANS!! This is the highly anticipated 4th Crossfire book and you can now pre-order a Kindle copy or pre-order the paperback (it’s gorgeous!!) — This is one of my Top 5 favorite series. If you haven’t read them yet, click here for the first 3 books.

Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

 

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven Coming Soon (Dec 23)

I’m actually reading an early copy of this now and LOVING it!!!!

She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Their romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart…. Years later, they’re reunited on Broadway, once again cast as romantic leads. Losing her was his biggest regret… but now he’s determined to redeem himself and win back her love!!

 

Thoughtful by SC StephensBrand new pre-order!!!

OMG. OMG. OMG!!!! Rock star fans, we’re getting more Kellan Kyle!!! This is Kellan’s POV of Thoughtless coming out February 2015!!

Kiera is the kind of girl Kellan has no business wanting-smart, sweet, and dating his best friend. Certain he could never be worthy of her love, he hides his growing attraction . . . until Kiera’s own tormented heart hints that his feelings might not be one-sided. Now, no matter the consequences, Kellan is sure of one thing-he won’t let Kiera go without a fight.

*** MORE SALES & PRICE DROPS ***

Prices subject to change at any time & may vary depending on your country.

  • You by Caroline Kepnes — $1.99 (reg. $10+) standalone. If you’re a fan of DARK thrillers, this has been compared to Gone Girl and sounds chilling!! —  “Moving from stalker to boyfriend, he transforms himself into her perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way — even if it means murder.”
  • Three Rivers by Chloe Barlow — $0.99 standalone. I hear this one is very emotional and comes highly recommended by many readers!!
  • City of Champions by Chloe Barlow — $0.99 new standalone. He’s an injured NFL quarterback and she’s a levelheaded doctor. He’s cocky, selfish, and downright dangerous — everything she’s sworn she doesn’t want… and yet they begin an intense holiday love affair…
  • Game (Gentry Boys #3) by Cora Brent — $0.99 new standalone. This is a standalone series about 3 sexy Alpha brothers (triplets) with bad reputations falling in love. — “It should have been enough to have her and be done with it. But it’s never enough. To hell with anyone who objects. I’m not letting her go.” (#1 Draw, #2 Risk, #3 Game)
  • The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre — $2.99 (reg. $9.99) romantic suspense thriller.  — “My life, inside this apartment is simple. It works, as long as I follow the rules: Don’t leave the apartment. Don’t get attached to clients. Don’t kill anyone. My life, inside this apartment was simple, and it worked. Then, I started breaking rules.”
  • Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie —  $0.99 second standalone in series, read Beautifully Awake first. The hero drives fast, flies high, and screws hard. He learned way too young that we’re all on borrowed time [and] he vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns … until her.
  • Assassins series by Toni Aleo — $3.99 bundle of 5 books. Hockey player and bad boy fans, this is for you!! — These guys may be the hottest things on two legs and ice skates, but when the gloves come off, they’ll do anything for the women they love.
  • Unfixable by Tessa Bailey — $0.99 standalone. This is a fun, sexy, light-hearted romance about a sarcastic American girl fresh off a bad breakup who goes to Ireland and falls for a famous race car driver with a bad attitude that rivals her own.
  • Captive In The Dark (Dark Duet #1) by CJ Roberts — $0.99 first book of complete series (#TopFav). Dark, captivity themed romance. – “Your entire life is going to change. You should try to accept that, because there is no possible way to avoid it. Like it or not, fight it or don’t, your old life is over. It was over long before you woke up here.”
  • Even The Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell — $0.99 YA standalone. — “One late night, while he’s working in the garage, a shivering girl knocks on the door. She’s locked herself out of her house… Two strangers. Two broken hearts. All they have is this one night.”
  • Legal Briefs (Lawyers In Love) by N.M. Silber — $0.99 standalone romantic comedy. — Once upon a time, childhood enemies grew up and fell in love… Can they manage to date without anyone sustaining injury? Can they avoid the mobsters trying to kill them without killing each other first?
  • Beg Tease Submit by CD Reiss — $0.99 sale bundle. The first 3 parts of this complete erotic series are bundled together for $0.99 (reg. $6.99) for a limited time. — He’s a known womanizer and I’m not letting into my heart. Ever. I believe him when he says he can’t love me. I’m not trying to fall in love, either…
  • 5th Street Series by Elizabeth Reyes — $0.99 Fighter Alert!! All 4 books in this series are on sale for $0.99 each for a limited time. . Each book is about a different couple. There’s an injured fighter, a forbidden romance, a sexy bad boy, and more. #1 Noah, #2 Gio, #3 Hector, #4 Abel, #5 Felix.
  • How We Lived by Erin Butler — $0.99 standalone. – “When she looks at him, she doesn’t see her brother’s killer. She sees the boy next door who’s always taken care of her. She sees home… But the boy she’s falling in love with is still hiding secrets that could destroy everything they have again.”
  • Assumptions by Melanie Codina — new release. The hero is a sexy college soccer player who is injured and falls for his physical therapy assistant who shows him that there could be more in his life than just soccer…

      

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Book Review — Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Book Review — Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

“A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance. The man who always was and still is my soul mate…”

WOW!! I was completely blown away by this book!! It was a dark, gritty, dangerous, intense, shocking, addictive, raw, and captivating page-turner. A complex, multi-layered story with outstanding writing and unexpected twists and turns!!  I could not put it down for even a minute!! If you’re looking for a well-written, intense, and utterly unputdownable book with a completely unique and original plot, and a surprising love story that’ll captivate you from the very first page, then READ THIS!!!

I officially have an EPIC book hangover!! 5 STARS!!

On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.

From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base… And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.

Wow, right?

At this point, I was pretty sure I had a idea what direction the story was heading. Then I opened the book and read the prologue. Wait… what??! Did that really just happen?? O.O — At that point, there was no turning back for me. I just had to know this story and see what could possibly have led them to that place. The interesting thing was that I ended up surprised by what I felt — and I loved that! This book made me think I was going to feel one thing, then showed me how I actually felt something entirely different.

I don’t want to say anything about the plot other than what the blurb tells you, because honestly, that’s all you should know. It’s quite a complex storyline with a lot of layers and it’s best to just let them unfold as you read. From beginning to end though, I could not look away even for a minute. It was one jaw-dropping scene after another and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough.

This is just one of those books that you can’t stop reading.

The writing was absolutely phenomenal. Vivid, evocative, and utterly captivating. This was a full length book (326 pages) but I  just flew through it in an afternoon. There was an ease and fluidity to the language that gave the story no stopping points. It was fast-paced but focused on all the right details. I can’t say enough good about this author’s writing style. Honestly, it’s some of the best I’ve read.

Is there a cliffhanger? Will there be a sequel? — First of all, I was completely happy with this ending. It was the ending I wanted. I do not consider this a cliffhanger. This chapter of the story is over. However, there is more to the story to tell… so there will be a sequel coming in Spring 2015. My strong advice though is to read this now and don’t wait. I honestly was left in a good place.

It’s actually very rare for me to read biker books and the simple reason is that there’s a lot about their lifestyle that is just a little too “much” for me to handle reading about. But I loved this book. It was not graphic. Yes, there was all sorts of sex, violence, cold-blooded brutality, but it was not graphic, nor was it over-dramatized. It was not erotic, in fact the sex was all fade-to-black, it was there as a fundamental part of the story but it wasn’t the driving force. The writing just let you know what was happening, and often that would be chilling enough to build a vivid picture in your mind without needing further details.

Addressing the issue of age… Yes, she is underage. She’s about 15-16 at the start. There is no violent rape. Grizz genuinely cares for her. That being said, what happens is still wrong. My guess is that Grizz is about 30(ish) so yep, that’s uncomfortable. But you’ve read the blurb… this isn’t meant to be a fluffy book.

Another thing is don’t go looking for spoilers. I’ve been asked so many questions by readers that start with “Omg, I heard that….*spoiler*…. happens. Does it really?? and honestly my answer is that you have to just see how it unfolds because what you think its going to be, isn’t what it is. But if I tell you what it is, then that’ll ruin everything. And you guys know that I’ll often do spoiler pages whenever I think it’s best to know stuff in advance but this is a case where I really feel it’s best to just let the story happen.

Lastly, based on what I’ve seen of reader reactions to the prologue, it seems there are two types of reactions. The first kind are the ones who LOVE it and dive right in. To you guys, I say: YAY!! Go for it!!! Enjoy the crazy ride and come tell me what you thought when you’re done!! …. But there’s another group of readers who read the prologue and kinda go WTF and nope right out of the book. To you guys, I’ll say this: Yes, it’s exactly what it looks like… but it’s not at all what you think. There are so many twists and the  book reveals the true complexity of the situation. My advice is don’t assume anything before you know the full story because, as you read, your feelings might change… I know mine sure did!

Guys, this is an absolutely fantastic book. One of the best I’ve read. I highly recommend it!!

Rating: 5 STARS!!

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