Sunday, September 8, 2019

Amie's Review of Concerto by Skye Warren

"Intriguing, dark and flirting with taboo, this sexy read left me wanting more!" --Lynda Aicher, USA Today bestselling author

 

Concerto, the highly anticipated second book in the North Security Series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is available now!

Concerto


The spotlight lands on Samantha Brooks. Years of practice build to the opening night of a global tour. She plays her heart out, but there are darker forces underneath the stage.
There are eyes watching from the wings.
Liam North fights to keep her safe with every weapon he owns. She’s his greatest pride—and his greatest weakness. The danger comes from somewhere no one expected. Betrayal threatens to destroy everything he’s built. His business. His family. His life.
When the curtain falls, only one of them will be left standing.




AMIE'S 5 STAR REVIEW


WOW I waited impatiently for this and then read it , loved it and have no clue where my review originally went ?? 

Liam and Samantha have now been apart for the first time in years. As sad as I was to have them apart I truly enjoyed seeing Samantha grow on her own and learn more about the other characters this book brought to light. I enjoyed reading the suspense and danger. I can't wait to see how this ends and what else comes of North Security and its employees. 

Concerto - AN


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Excerpt:

  One day I had been a man with a death wish—and the next I was responsible for a twelve-year-old girl. And then she grew up into a beautiful woman. At every turn she’s been a surprise. I touch my fingers to her temple and stroke her cheek. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s that everything will change. Don’t worry about your future. Do this because you love it, right now. Play. Compose. Perform. Sometimes all you have is right now.” My hand trails down her jaw, until the backs of my fingers rest against her throat. Her vocal cords vibrate as she speaks. Ripples of pleasure and pain resound through my body. “I’m not performing right now,” she whispers. I have her tucked into the ivy, as deep as she can go. I’m blocking her with my body—keeping her within reach, keeping everyone else away. It’s the only way I’ve ever been able to breathe. A knot forms in my throat. “What do you want?” Right now. The words move between us like the cool night breeze. It shouldn’t be possible for her to live up to the image in my head, the perfection that I’ve been imagining every goddamn night. Except it doesn’t even do her justice. She’s living breathing perfection. Somehow, I’m leaning close. Is it only me who wants this? Her breath brushes over my lips. What do you want? I asked her. “This,” she whispers, and then she closes the centimeters between us. Four weeks. That’s how long I’ve been apart from her. It might as well have been four years. A lifetime of silence. The moment her lips touch mine I’m suffused with music, thousands of notes that she’s played for me, a million heartbeats. By the time she pulls back I’m breathing hard. I can run a marathon barely breaking a sweat. Being near this woman is enough to break my body into pieces.  


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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.
 
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Amie's Review of Desired by Kelly Elliott

 

I thought all I wanted in my life was to succeed at football and one day take over my grandfather’s ranch. Nothing else mattered but those two things. Why suddenly did she appear every single night in my dreams? The faceless woman who had me waking up each morning soaked in sweat with my heart nearly pounding right out of my chest. Who was she? Where was she? And why was she the one thing I desired more than anything?      



    
      EXCERPT

 The front door immediately opened, and four girls trickled out. I tried like hell to get a better look at them all.   “Stay here,” Jeff ordered us.   Once the door shut, Josh let out a laugh. “Is it just me, or does Jeff seem like he’s lost his damn mind?”   “Not just you,” Brad stated.   I watched as one of the girls moved closer to Jeff. Her brown hair was piled on top of her head, and her back was toward us.   “I can’t get a good look at her, damn it,” I whispered.   “Me either,” Brad stated.   Josh practically crawled into the front seat. “Do you think that’s the sister?”   “Maybe.”   Another girl walked up and got between Jeff and the girl who might be Ellie. It looked like she had brown hair as well. She looked pretty from what I could tell.   “Shoot me right now. That girl has a fucking hot body,” Josh said.   “You better hope that is a friend of the sister’s and not Ellie herself,” I said with a laugh. “But you’re right. She does have a nice body. So does the one with her back to us.”   I knew that was Ellie. I couldn’t explain how I knew; I simply did. My chest was pounding with the idea of her walking up to the truck and Jeff finally introducing her to us.   “Yeah, so does the blonde,” Brad added. “Can’t really see the other one; Jeff’s blocking her.”   “She has red hair, and trust me, she’s rocking a hot body as well and is pretty as fuck,” Josh stated as he leaned farther up into the front seat. “Why do I feel like I’ve seen her before?”   “Dude, why don’t you just fucking crawl up here already?” I snapped.   “Why didn’t girls look like this when we were in high school?” Brad asked with a sigh.   All three of us laughed as a porch light turned on, lighting it up for us to get a good look at all the girls.   The girl who had her back to us, who I was guessing was Ellie, turned and looked at the truck.   She was beautiful. My heart felt like it dropped to my stomach.   Josh gasped. The fucker actually gasped. “Holy. Shit. No wonder the bastard has been keeping her away from us. She is hot as hell.”   “That she is,” Brad agreed.   My eyes strained to take her all in. I could see her, could tell she was absolutely stunning, but I needed to see her better. Study her face so I could remember it.   Jeff pulled her into his arms and kissed her on the forehead. They took a few steps closer to the truck, and Jeff pointed. He leaned down and said something to her, making her look directly back at the truck again and smile.   My breath caught in my throat. She was stunning. I wondered what she looked like with the sun shining down on that pretty face of hers.   Ellie lifted her hand and waved toward us.   “I’m getting out!” Josh said, trying to scramble into the driver’s seat. I stopped him and pushed his ass back, forcing him to land next to Brad, who was laughing his head off.   I pointed to Josh. “Dude, he told us not to get out. Unless you want to get your ass beat, I suggest you stay in the truck.”   Crossing his arms, Josh looked away.   “Are you pouting?” Brad asked. “You’re freaking pouting. You pansy-ass!”   I couldn’t help but smile before turning back around and looking at Jeff and Ellie. As they moved a bit closer, Jeff stopped and turned to his sister. Her gaze went back to the truck, and it felt like I was having a dΓ©jΓ  vu. A chill ran up and down my spine, and I couldn’t shake the feeling I’d seen Ellie somewhere else.       

      


AMIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW

I admit I have fallen short trying to keep up with Kelly Elliott and her series BUT there was no way I could resist going back to the start of it all and reading about the guys , especially Gunner !! It has been years since I read Wanted and the others in the series but man I was brought back and could almost recall some things word for word ! I loved it so much and enjoyed see different perspectives of those initial meetings between the girls and guys. Now to go ahead and see what else from Kelly I need to catch up on !! 


     

18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother's best friend. Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like. Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart, and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her? 

 This is a new release of an edition originally published by K. Elliott Enterprises, INC. AMAZON   


      

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. 

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Amie's Review of Lead Me Home by A.L. Jackson

Lead Me Home

A second-chance, friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson's Fight for Me series...


"A TOP 2018 & LIFETIME ROMANCE!" ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

DETAILS: 
TITLE: LEAD ME HOME
SERIES: A Fight for Me Stand-Alone Novel 
RELEASE DATE: MAY 7TH, 2018
Fourteen years ago, my life changed forever.
My sister disappeared. That day I was selfish. That day I chose myself over her. And that day, I lost everything.
Including Nikki Walters.
She's the girl I’ve loved my whole life. She’s gorgeous. Caring. Every single thing I’ve ever wanted but denied myself. She was my sister’s best friend, and I destroyed any chance of keeping her.
When her safety is threatened, I have a second chance to do the right thing. But as soon as she moves in, I want her in all the wrong ways.
All it takes is a brush of her hand, and I’m losing all control.
The fire between us is only burning hotter.
But neither of us saw what was coming.
And it just might be Nikki Walters who destroys me in the end.
The highly anticipated sexy, suspenseful stand-alone second-chance romance from NYT Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson.



AMIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW

This was an amazing piece of the series. I love these stand alone series because every time you get a new book you are able to find out a new story yet still keep up with those you met and fell in love with before. Ollie has been a big part of the other books so it was great to FINALLY get his story. This group of friends went through so much years ago when Ollie's sister went missing. They are the only ones that truly understand the hurt , yet each of them hurt for different reasons.

Ollie and Nikki have a very complex relationship that has suffered so much through the years. It is almost non existent now BUT with trouble heading Nikki's way Ollie can't help but stick himself right in the middle of her life again. Will they be able to overcome their past and handle the present so they can finally have that future they both want. It is emotional and crazy , super hot yet loving. There is suspense and drama around every corner. Ollie may finally have the answers he is looking for but where will they come from...







A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, LEAD ME HOME, the third stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Amie's Review of Making Home With You by Claire Raye





Making Home with You

(Rockport Beach #3)

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Finn O’Loughlin can’t stop thinking about the first woman to ever capture his attention. Not after an unexpected hook up, or even after she mysteriously shows back up on New Year’s Eve.

After her sudden reappearance, Finn finds himself in a whirlwind of a relationship. But when the town’s most eligible bachelor is suddenly off the market, not everyone is happy about it.

Haunted by the drama of a past hookup, Finn tries to keep his newfound relationship from sinking before it even has the chance to float.

But unbeknownst to him, she’s dealing with problems of her own in the form of a sleazy new boss who doesn’t take no for an answer.

As their new relationship grows, they realize the secrets they keep just may drive them apart.



AMIE'S 5 STAR REVIEW
I am trying to figure out if it is the ease in which these books read , the honesty I feel in the characters or the fact that they take place in an area near where I grew up, something about this series has me captivated and easily rating 5 stars. 
I love how they all start in the same way, the characters all have connections to one another and beyond the heat and suspense we see a true family building here. This of course always makes me happy and thinking about future spin offs !! 
Finn and Sarah's story didn't disappoint and it was fun to see it being HIS past catching up to him and HER present causing issues. This made the suspense so much more because you really didn't know where it would come from next. When we met Sarah in book 2 you could tell she was a wild one !! Ryan has his hands full with his sister and now Finn has some excitement in his small town. 
When this story ended I was seriously upset that no other family crawled out of the woodwork to tell us more stories. I do look forward to seeing what these authors do next. 

Amie's Review of Finding Home With You by Claire Raye




Finding Home with You

(Rockport Beach #2)

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Erin Connelly finally has the quiet life she always desired. Hidden away in the beachside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, she unexpectedly finds herself falling for a crass Boston detective.

But she knows his sudden involvement in her life will only tug at the seams of her well-guarded past.

Ryan Summers thinks he has women all figured out, but Erin is a brick wall of resistance. Pushing him away only makes him want her more.

Yet he soon discovers her game of chase is just a ploy to keep him from delving too deeply into the secrets she keeps.

As their undeniable attraction grows, they realize her hidden past just might collide with their present.


AMIE'S 5 STAR REVIEW
It has been awhile since I read book 1 BUT I was thrilled to continue on with this series because that little peek we got of Erin and Ryan was promising !! 
These authors do not disappoint with their suspense and sexual heat !! I can't get enough of their characters and Erin and Ryan were explosive in all the right ways. From how they met to how they end up together and then how their story plays out. They are an ongoing circle of heat and suspense that kept me hanging on to the very last word. Of course also thrilled for what would come next with Finn. 
Erin has kept many secrets but Ryan is determined to bust through her shell and win her over. I think what I enjoyed most was that Ryan had no issues being honest and going for what he wanted. Finding out the whole story about Erin was fascinating. I never would have guessed her life had been so different before she settled in the quiet little town of Rockport. Like magnets, Erin's past and Ryan's current case in Boston twist together and make it impossible for the secrets to stay hidden. If you enjoy heat and suspense be sure to read this series !! 


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jill's Review of Malum: Part 2 by Amo Jones ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~

 

Malum: Part 2 (The Elite King's Club book 5), a dark and emotional romance by Amo Jones is NOW LIVE! 

 
 
Some girls don’t like pretty things.
Some girls like things that are destructive, and toxic. Things that fuel our bodies with adrenaline and bring our demons to their knees.
They say magic isn’t real, but it’s it the closest way to describe love? It doesn’t exist physically. It merely exists around us, within us, possessing our souls and making us do stupid shit. Shit like falling in love with a boy who knows how to rip my world apart and raise hell with a simple flick of his wrist. Their secrets are now mine. I’m not just in the middle of this game, I’m helping orchestrate it. Can the cries of my aching soul be enough to drown out the burning embers of my mistakes?
The mind strengthens the heart, roughing the edges to prepare it for war. This is a war I will not win. This is a war of fate. π‘†β„Žπ‘’’𝑠 π‘”π‘œπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘˜. π‘†β„Žπ‘’’𝑠 π‘”π‘œπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘π‘œ π‘“π‘Žπ‘™π‘™. π‘†β„Žπ‘’ 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑙 π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘¦ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘π‘˜ π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘’, π‘œπ‘› π‘Žπ‘™π‘™ π‘“π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π΅π‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑑 π‘Ž π‘“π‘Žπ‘–π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘’ 𝐼 π‘Žπ‘š π‘›π‘œ π‘˜π‘›π‘–π‘”β„Žπ‘‘. 𝐼’𝑙𝑙 π‘‘π‘Žπ‘˜π‘’ π‘Žπ‘™π‘™ π‘œπ‘“ β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘ π‘œπ‘’π‘™ 𝐴𝑛𝑑 π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ 𝑖𝑛 π‘šπ‘¦ 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑑𝑒. π‘π‘œ π‘™π‘–π‘”β„Žπ‘‘. π‘π‘œ π‘™π‘–π‘”β„Žπ‘‘. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛 π‘šπ‘¦ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘˜π‘›π‘’π‘ π‘ , π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘£π‘–π‘£π‘’π‘  𝑖𝑛 π‘‘π‘Žπ‘¦π‘™π‘–π‘”β„Žπ‘‘. π‘‡β„Žπ‘–π‘  𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑑 π‘Ž π‘“π‘Žπ‘–π‘Ÿπ‘¦-π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘’. 𝐡𝑒𝑑 π‘™π‘œπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘  𝑀𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑠𝑖𝑛 𝐼𝑑’𝑠 β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘”π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›. π‘†β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Ž π‘šπ‘¦ 𝑣𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑠. π‘Šβ„Žπ‘–π‘ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘¦ π‘“π‘™π‘’π‘ β„Ž 𝑇𝑒𝑔𝑠 π‘œπ‘› π‘šπ‘¦ β„Žπ‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘  πΏπ‘–π‘˜π‘’ π‘Ž 𝑝𝑒𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘”π‘™π‘’π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘Ž π‘šπ‘’π‘ π‘  π‘Šπ‘–π‘™π‘™ π‘šπ‘¦ β„Žπ‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ 𝑏𝑒 π‘’π‘›π‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Ž π‘‡π‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘Žπ‘π‘˜ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 π‘Šβ„Žπ‘’π‘› π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘“π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘ β„Žπ‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘’π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Šπ‘Žπ‘  π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ β„Žπ‘–π‘š π‘‚π‘Ÿ β„Žπ‘–π‘š π‘‚π‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘’ 𝐼𝑑 π‘€π‘Žπ‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘œπ‘›π‘’ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘œπ‘› π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ, π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘–π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦. π‘‡β„Žπ‘–π‘  𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑑 π‘Ž π‘”π‘Žπ‘šπ‘’. π‘‡β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›’𝑑 π‘šπ‘¦ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘π‘˜π‘  𝐼𝑓 π‘ β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘ π‘›’𝑑 π‘œπ‘π‘’π‘¦ π‘‡β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’’𝑠 π‘Ž π‘›π‘’π‘šπ‘π‘’π‘Ÿ… 86
 

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REVIEWED BY JILL

5 stars for - Malum: Part 2 - book five in the Elite Kings Club by Amo Jones. This book is the heart-stopping, mind-altering conclusion to Nate and Tillie's story. After all the upheaval in part one I stupidly assumed part two would be a bit more gentle on my soul but Amo shredded all hope of coming out of this one unscathed and set us up for one hell of story with her next King. 
Tillie is not herself after everything that has happened but vows to stay strong and rise above no matter the cost. All the tragedy and pain has taken a toll on the once happy and content girl and without Nate to turn to for support she finds an unlikely ally in Brantley who is quickly becoming one of her closest friends. Tillie knows if she crosses that line with Brantley she can never get back what she once had with Nate but there is something about the most damaged of the Elite that tempts her ravaged soul.
Nate is out for blood and he doesn't care who he has to mow down to find the answers he needs. While his behavior may seem callous and harsh it just goes to show these Kings are a complex twisted bunch that we have no chance of ever figuring out. Nate will get justice and make sure things turn out the way they should have been in the first place.
Having long been a fan of this author I consider it a privilege to watch her take her writing to the next level. She has always been an exemplary writer but this duet (written within a series) puts her writing on a whole other level. I highly recommend reading Malum 1 & 2 ASAP!!!  



   

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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Friday, May 24, 2019

Jill's Review of The Moth And The Flame by B.B. Reid ~ BLOG TOUR ~


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The Moth and the Flame by B.B. Reid
Release Date: May 20, 2019


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The Moth and the Flame, the second romantic standalone in the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid.


THE FLAME
Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.
I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.
He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.
And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH
I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.
She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.
With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.

It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet before diving into The Moth and the Flame. Content suitable for ages 18+.


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REVIEWED BY JILL

3.5 stars for - The Moth and the Flame - book two in the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid. While this book can be read as a stand-alone I highly suggest reading book one - The Peer and The Puppet - first in order to avoid a few tiny spoilers with other characters in the series. This series has many moving parts and is not for the faint of heart so consider yourself warned to not only pay attention but hang on to your seat - because you are in for one heck of a ride!
Louchana “Lou” Valentine had to grow up in foster care when her parents abandoned her. She jumped from house to house until she finally found a family she could tolerate yet she still ran away at regular intervals. Finishing high school wasn’t too high on her priority list the last time she ran away instead deciding eating and not freezing to death were more important until she met someone who would change her life. 
Wren Harlan has not had an easy life but he chose to make the best of a bad situation. Befriending Lou was one of the easiest and hardest things he has ever had to do but she has become his entire world. When your best friend is the only woman you could ever fall in love with it leads to a lot of uncomfortable situations but she’s worth them all.
This was a very angst filled friends to lovers romance that slowly chipped away at my sanity for about 75% of the book. There was so much back and forth between these two I wanted to lock them in a room a few times just so they could figure it all out. Once they did finally get together though it was quite hot. With Jamie up next I can’t wait to see where the series goes next!


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Lou didn’t awaken when I climbed through her window, weary and angry, late the following night. My prediction had come true. I’d gone back to Blackwood Keep, and against my better judgment, I confronted Danny Boy. Or rather Ever McNamara. Heir to a multibillion-dollar hotel empire. And the only son of Thomas McNamara. Surprisingly, what bothered me most wasn’t Danny Boy or his double life. Something about his father had seemed familiar to me. As if I’d known him in another lifetime. I shook my head as I toed off the black and white striped Adidas Lou had picked out, swearing the sneakers almost made me look normal. I snorted, and with a moan, she shifted in her sleep causing the sheet covering her lower half to slip dangerously low. Before I could rethink it, I ran my fingers over the curve of her naked hip now bare to me. Thoughts of Ever McNamara fled to the recesses of my mind as I marveled at the smoothness of her skin. It was a surprising contrast to her hardened demeanor, but I always knew it was a front. She was a pillar, no doubt standing tall and appearing strong, but one day, her cracked foundation would crumble, and I’d make damn sure I was around to pick up the pieces. Even if she didn’t want me to be. There were times when she didn’t appreciate just how seriously I took my role as her best friend. She claimed I acted like her father rather than her friend. If that was what she called making sure no one ever hurt her again, then sure—I’d daddy the fuck out of her. Another moan slipped from her lips when my fingers reach the edge of her frilly blue panties, but this time, it was the sound of my name on her lips. For a second, I panicked, thinking she’d caught me perving on her, but when her even breaths continued, I realized she was still very much out of it, and a smile slowly formed as my fingers dipped lower. “What are you dreaming right now, Lou?” Her breath seemed to catch as I continued to toy with the seam of her panties. “Are you dreaming of me?” She sighed in response. “You are, aren’t you?” A low whine escaped her. “I know what you’re after, little Valentine. I’ve known all along.” We both seemed to stop breathing when my fingers dipped beneath her panties and I felt her smooth skin. “How can you be sure you can handle me when I haven’t even kissed you yet?” I swallowed, cursing myself but then decided to allow myself honesty. At least this once. She was writhing now, attempting to relieve the ache I knew was building, but we both knew it was useless. Nothing short of getting me inside her would ever do. “You want to come.” It wasn’t a question but a statement of fact. “But you don’t get to come. You’ve been bad, Lou. This is how I’ll punish you.” I freed my fingers from her panties and stepped back. As if I’d snapped my fingers, breaking her from my spell, she jackknifed from the bed, breathing hard and looking around in confusion. When her gaze pierced the dark and found me, I remain perfectly still, my hands already in my pockets, pretending my fingers weren’t burning with the memory of her soft skin. “Wren?” My eyebrow rose. “You expecting someone else?”


About B.B. Reid: 

B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate. Please visit her website for more information: www.bbreid.com

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Amie's Review of Boss by WS Greer

Title: Boss
Author: WS Greer
Genre: Mafia Romance Suspense
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Cover Designer: Robin Harper
Cover Model: Elton Pinto Mota
Photographer: Alex Wightman Photography
I was never supposed to be anything special. Born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, I was supposed to know my place, and grow up to be absolutely nothing. But what they never knew was that I’ve always been special, just not in the way the world defines the word.
I’m special because I’m more ambitious than them. I’m smarter, and much more violent. When you add it all up, you get a man who’s capable of creating something out of nothing… a brand new mafia family right in the heart of New York. They have no idea what I’m willing to do, or how far I’m willing to go to make my family unstoppable.
I don’t care which Italian mob family thinks they run this city. Their rules don’t apply to me. Tell me I can’t take over this borough, I’ll take it. Tell me I can’t overpower the mafia, I’ll crush them. Tell me I can’t touch a mob boss’s daughter, and I’m gonna touch her up-and-down with my hands and tongue, until she screams she belongs to me loud enough for her to father hear, and then the two of us are going to bring the entire structure of things crashing down around our enemies. She’ll be my Bonnie, and I’ll be the baddest Clyde the world has ever seen. 
They say we’re angry for how we’ve been treated. Well, she and I are smart enough to know that if you get angry enough, and you harness your emotions just right, you get two things: passionate love, and a wildfire hot enough to burn down everything that ever held you back. This time, two wrongs will make it right. 
~ International bestselling author WS Greer is at his all-time best in this long-awaited mafia romantic suspense standalone. BOSS is action-packed, scorching hot, and will have you out of breath as you struggle to turn the pages fast enough. ~
“An intense ride from start to finish!” ~Anima Giraldez

“A true tale of two people who are fated to be together, who are from completely different worlds. But when they collide it's explosive.” ~Amazon Review

“...if you are looking for an amazing mafia romance, look no further!” ~Amazon Review

“Amari and Gianna’s story is an intense and intriguing roller coaster journey from beginning to end.” ~ Wendy’s Book Blog

AMIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW
This was a great story. I have enjoyed everything I have read by this author so far !! 
My favorite thing about these characters was that they didn't have to change for each other or lose any of their personality. They were able to come together as one and conquer the world. 
The story was full of suspense and danger. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the floor to drop a number of times. It had all the feels and nothing was over or under done. Amari was the complete bad a$$ with a heart of gold , loyal to a fault. I loved the intensity he had for his family well being and how that immediately carried over to Gianna as soon as they made their pact. Gianna was just as strong and intense yet she was trying to break from her family so her efforts went a different way. They really did compliment each other in all ways. Their chemistry was off the charts and provided much excitement in between the intense scenes. 
I know it says it is a standalone BUT I wonder if Amari's siblings will get stories ??

WS Greer is an international bestselling author, and an active duty military member with the United States Air Force. He's been serving his country since 2004 and writing since he was in the fifth grade when he wrote and recorded his very first song. WS is a military brat who bounced around the world as a child, and graduated from Clovis High School in Clovis, New Mexico in 2003. 
WS now lives in Delaware with his wife and 3 kids, and when he's not writing bestselling books, he's writing poems or songs, and reading everything he can get his hands on. He's fascinated with history, science, and politics, has deployed to the Middle East 3 times, and always values an inconvenient truth over a reassuring lie.
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Monday, May 20, 2019

The Moth And The Flame by B.B. Reid ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~

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The Moth and the Flame returns to the world of Blackwood Keep, rival gangs, and deliciously flawed yet completely addicting characters!

The Moth and the Flame, the second romantic standalone in the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid is LIVE!



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THE FLAME

Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.

I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.
He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.
And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH

I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.
She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.
With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.

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About B.B. Reid:

B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate. Please visit her website for more information: www.bbreid.com

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Jill's Review of Sloth by Giana Darling

Idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work.

I am Rush Dempsey.

I am Sloth.  


SLOTH BY GIANA DARLING

AN ELITE SEVEN IS LIVE!


I don’t give a fuck.
Not about money or fame, beauty or power. I’ve had all those things since birth, and trust me, they’re a fucking snooze.
I don’t give a fuck about anyone, not even myself.
Until my father proves evil can exist in the most holy of places.
For the first time ever, something like interest stirs in my soul.
He wants me to enroll at St. Augustine.
Join The Elite.
Court the virginal daughter of Archbishop Savoie.
Prove that I’m worth the family name?
I’ll do it all.
And I’ll do it so well, no one will know what’s coming.
People are so quick to underestimate the wicked and lazy.
They forget idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work.
I am Rush Dempsey.
I am Sloth.






REVIEWED BY JILL


4.5 stars for - Sloth - book six in the Elite Seven series by Giana Darling. This book was the ultimate culmination of all the craziness that has been surrounding St. Augustine's! Not only were 90% of my questions answered they were done in a spectacular way. So many mysteries involving all the members of the Elite have been leading up to these last two books and Giana most certainly delivered when she gave us Sloth.
Archbishop Savoie of St. Augustine's Cathedral has an innocent, highly devout and sheltered daughter - Isabelle - who serves the congregation of her father's church because that's what she was raised to do. She never steps out of line or disobeys her father's orders or there will be dire consequences. 
Rush Dempsey better known as - Sloth - to his Elite brothers is out for vengeance against all those who hurt his loved ones and he doesn't care who he has to steamroll to get it. When he receives his assignment he never realized he would actually enjoy what he had to do but all it takes is one look at Isabelle Savoie and Rush is rethinking his game plan.
This was one of the best books in the series to date but I highly recommend reading all the books to really have a feel for what is happening in the series prior to this one. There was mystery, intrigue, sex and seduction all wrapped up in the explosive pages of this sixth book in this exciting series. Can't wait to see how they will end it all with book seven - Greed - next!




The Elite Seven

7 AUTHORS.
7 STORIES.
7 DEADLY SINS.



Since 1942, The Elite Seven Society have created and guided influential leaders, molding the country into something better. This society was birthed by Malcom Benedict, II who wanted more for Americans.  More wealth.  More influence.  More power. Some leaders have the skills, but not the influence, and that simply wasn’t fair according to Mr. Benedict. He invested his own money and time to construct a society that bred the best of the best, year after year.
But to be the best, you must be ruthless.
Good leaders make sacrifices.  Sometimes the sacrifices are hard, but the rewards are plentiful.  Mr. Benedict made sure to indulge these leaders with their utmost desires.  A devout Catholic himself, he designed a society that rewarded his leaders with the sins that were frowned upon.  If they were giving up love and happiness and joy for the betterment of the country, they deserved something in its stead.
Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust.
Choosing leaders for this society means that it takes intense focus.  Only seven are to be selected, and the investments and time are showered upon the new seven chosen every four years.  The predecessors of each group of seven choose people who fit the sin that will mold them into who they are needed to be in the future—what America needs them to be.  This is after a detailed study of many potential candidates.  The university’s acting dean behaves as a liaison for the society bringing the college applicants to the predecessors so that the selection may begin.  The society members who are going out will bring forth a candidate that the society votes on and approves.
After they are chosen, the initiates are given a token and an invitation to initiation.  The initiation will be a test to their character and ability to do what’s right for the betterment of the society.  Once the initiates pass their test, they are discreetly branded with the mark of the society, and are groomed through challenges during the course of their elite education to breed them into the influential people they were meant to be.
Once in The Elite Seven, there is no getting out. The money and power are their reward. Should they choose to stray or break the rules, the society strips them of everything.  Anything they once had will be removed.  Opportunities will never arise.  They will no longer have the support of the society.  To this day, there have been no known occurrences of anyone from the society having to be banished.  This elite group of people are what every young man and woman aspire to be a part of.  While the group is a secret society, they are whispered about amongst the privileged folks in the country.  Anyone who is anyone knows of the group and secretly hopes it’s their son or daughter who are selected, for good fortune is showered on the family for decades to come.



Lust: NOW LIVE 


I was born with wealth, athletic ability, and looks that could melt the panties off a nun.
I had a clear path to success.
Until fate dealt me a cruel blow, leaving me empty and in need of purpose.
My only focus now is to become part of The Elite—a secret society in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.
But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you have to earn your place.
Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA.
The only obstacle to full initiation is my task: seduce the un-seducible, the forbidden, and lure her with the sins of the flesh.
Easy for a man like me…in theory.
She started as my task, but what happens when the lines between lust and love blur, and the need for power rages war with the need for her?
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.
This is my life, my chance, my legacy.
I am Rhett Masters.
I am Lust.

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Pride: NOW LIVE 


The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
But who said the devil was a he?
In my world, she was out to cause havoc on all our lives.
She’ll use the one thing I care most about to control me—force me into her Elite world, filled with sin, deceit, and power. And under her spell, I’ll lead a sinister brotherhood of seven at one of the most prestigious universities in New Orleans.
Seven tasks set forth by the devil herself, promising nothing less than the forbidden fruit of power. What they don’t understand is it will all end in bloodshed and regret.
They call me the alpha. The one in charge. The one with pride bigger than any task I could be given. And my pride won’t let me be anywhere but at the top of the food chain until she gives me what I truly want.
My task is Meghan Thorne.
She’s too pure for me to touch, too good for me to ruin—and the only thing standing in my way to freedom.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak...they’re for The Elite.
As they say, pride comes before the fall.
I am Mason Blackwell.
I am Pride.




Wrath: NOW LIVE 

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

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Envy: NOW LIVE

It was temptation that broke the sinner.
People say I have everything.
They’re wrong.
I may have looks, money, and privilege, but I don’t have the one thing that really matters, the one thing I crave: a woman with eyes only for me.
I’m searching for my woman—one who will fall to her knees because I’m her king. She’ll wear the crown of my tarnished name, and long for me when I’m not near. And when I am close, she’ll be naked across my lap, feeling the sting of my palm across her milky skin.
You could say I’m a sinner because I’d do anything to have the perfect woman—compliant to my every need and whim—and I’m envious of every couple who walks around naive to the luxury they have.
That’s why I joined The Elite, the most prestigious brotherhood in the south.
It’s the one place that will give me what I cannot have.
Only…the task assigned to me is too much for my jealous eyes.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak...they’re for The Elite.
Those who envy have no peace.
My name is Sabastian Westbrook.
I am Envy.

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Gluttony: NOW LIVE!


My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon.
Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking.
But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me.
My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven. Where most candidates are chosen, I was given my place. Everything comes at a price, though. Luckily, I can afford any price—no one has more money than God.
The Elite Seven have their initiations. My assignment is personal and beneath me: steal a car and send a warning. It’ll hurt my best friend in the process, but we both made a pact going into this. There’s no line we won’t cross.
My task makes an ugly turn and I nearly take a life. Such a small, unimportant person—someone no one would even notice was gone. She’s a problem my money and power can easily sweep under the rug.
It’s what my father wants. It’s what my brothers want. But when she finally opens those big, innocent brown eyes, I realize I’ve found what I’ve been searching for my entire life. I don’t want my little problem to disappear…I want to keep her.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.
Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy.
I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.
I am Gluttony.
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SLOTH: NOW LIVE!


I don’t give a fuck.
Not about money or fame, beauty or power. I’ve had all those things since birth, and trust me, they’re a fucking snooze.
I don’t give a fuck about anyone, not even myself.
Until my father proves evil can exist in the most holy of places. For the first time ever, something like interest stirs in my soul.
He wants me to enroll at St. Augustine.
Join The Elite.
Court the virginal daughter of Archbishop Savoie.
Prove to him I’m worth the family name.
I’ll do it all.
And I’ll do it so well, no one will know what’s coming. People are so quick to underestimate the wicked and lazy.
They forget idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work.
I am Rush Dempsey.
I am Sloth.
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GREED: Releasing May 20th
I’m hungry.
My greed is insatiable.
I’m a slave to the need. The drive for more. For everything.
Once I decide I want something, the greed for it consumes me.
I want answers.
I want justice.
I want vengeance.
I want HER.

My best friend and his sister—the girl I vowed could trust in me and whom I would always protect—dropped off the map two years ago. My own father pledged assurances that they'd been living a life they deserved.

Lies. Lies. Lies.
Hell hath no fury like a man who has no fucks to give and a mission to fulfill his promise.

I may be a greedy sonofabitch, but I’m also a loyal one. Cross me or my brothers, and I’ll come for your throat. And my teeth are razor sharp.

When I discover the corruption running deep within my own bloodline, I take a stand to right the wrongs. I had no idea their darkness would lead me to the light—to her.

The Lust I have for her will keep me grounded.
The Wrath for those who betrayed us will ignite the fight inside me.
And the Greed for victory will consume our enemies in a tidal wave of Hell’s fury.

They say the three gates of Hell are Lust, Wrath, and Greed.
Well, open up, motherfuckers…Daddy’s home.
I am Micah Dixon.
I am Greed.
GREED By Ker Dukey & K.Webster