★ REVIEW | ARC ★ Bring Down The Stars (Beautiful Hearts Duet #1) by Emma Scott

TITLE: Bring down the Stars
SERIES: (Beautiful Hearts Duet #1)
GENRE: Romance
AUTHOR: Emma Scott
PUBLICATION: August 20th, 2018
I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow. 

I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, he’s the exact opposite of Connor in every way, and yet there’s electricity in the air between us. The thorny barbs Weston wraps around himself can’t keep me away. 

But the more time I spend with these men, the more tangled and confused my emotions become. When they both sign up for the Army Reserves during a time of increasing strife in the Middle East, I fear I’ll never unravel my own heart that sometimes feels as if it will tear straight down the middle…for both of them. 


TITLE: Richer Than Sin
SERIES: (Sin #1)
AUTHOR: Meghan March
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: August 14th, 2018
From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.   
 A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends. Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes. I didn’t know or care what her name was. Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man. She hates me, and she should. I objected on her wedding day. Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger. They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable. I’ll never be done with her.    

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Guilty until proven innocent.

That’s the way the world works, right?

I’m tired of being convicted without evidence, all because my last name is Gable.

The Riscoffs might own this town, but I’m done following their rules.

If only I could forget just how easily Lincoln Riscoff can drag me under his spell.

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Whitney Gable is the kind of woman you fight to the death to protect.

To keep.

To cherish.

I’ve finally learned my lesson, and it’s time to prove I’m the man who’s worthy of her.

I don’t care what it takes, because failure is not an option.

No matter who or what stands in our way—this time, she’ll be mine forever

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A New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. Sign up for Meghan's newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: http://meghanmarch.com/subscribe To get the inside scoop on a daily basis, search Meghan March's Runaway Readers on Facebook and join the fun. 


TITLE: The simple wild
AUTHOR: K.A. Tucker
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: August 07th, 2018
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THE SIMPLE WILD: Is a full length, stand alone romance novel by K.A. Tucker.

Calla Fletcher was born in the Alaskan wild, but her mother couldn't settle down in such a remote life style and they moved to Canada when Calla was a two year old toddler. Calla's not set foot on Alaskan soil since. 

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Now we see her as a twenty six year old living in Toronto with her mother and step father, life is good, until things spiralled out of control all within a day as she's being laid off from her job as a risk analyst for a bank, then that same night she breaks up with her boyfriend then a phone call she got from an acquaintance of her fathers set her on a path she never thought she'd be going down, her father Wren is sick and it may be her last chance of getting to know the man who she hasn't seen for many years. So she knows it's in her best interest to see him, so off to Alaska she goes with a warning ringing in her ears from her mother 'Just don't make the same mistake I did and fall in love with one of those pilots.'

Wren Calla's father owns a fleet of airplanes which they use to transport goods to outposts in the surrounding Alaskan area and has a few workers that helps around the small airport, one in particular Jonah, an Alaskan bush pilot and bachelor, and is one of Wren's most trusted pilots is there that day to pick up Calla. These two butt heads as soon as they meet, he thinks he knows her kind, and she's the kind that will turn her nose up at their way of living and high tail it back to the big smoke. 

This was one of my most highly anticipated books of August and I am so glad I could fit it in. This reminded me so much of a doco series my partner loves called ‘Yukon Men’ which was so similar to this. 
I’ve not read anything quite like this before, and because of that rare uniqueness I also didn’t want it to end. I craved more, I wanted more, I needed more. I wanted to stay with these characters longer, never wanting their journey to end. 
This had me giggling, swooning, an emotional sad journey, all the feels in the world!! So easy to get into, so hard to put down, there is absolutely nothing I would change about this book. This captivated me from the get go, sunk it's claws in so deep I fell in love with this as soon as I started reading..

Crazy loved this book. Highly recommend!! 👍🏻
Calla Fletcher wasn't even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.

She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.

Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. 

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 17 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and her upcoming contemporary fiction, The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. 

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.


TITLE: Hold you Close
AUTHORS: Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: August 20th, 2018

HOLD YOU CLOSE: By Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels is a full length, standalone romance novel. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

➽ Ian is the gasoline and I'm the match...when we connect, we could start a forest fire... 

Ian was the prince of my dreams... London Parish has been in love with Ian Chase her best friends older brother since she was seventeen years old, and when her prom date stood her up he stood in, as most prom nights go he also became her first, after he declares he has feelings for her too, she fantasised of what their life together would be like, even to the point of putting her dreams aside of accepting a scholarship offer from Northwestern, and going to the same school he attends..But the very next day he broke her heart and she’s despised him ever since. 

Fast forward..

Life has been good for both of them, Ian has a divorce under his belt which he's happy about, he's a successful business owner of a thriving club, and enjoys his playboy life style. 

London at thirty-five is doing what she loves the most crunching numbers as a revenue analyst, in a high powered job where she's had to claw her way to the top in a male dominated world. She's destined to remain a spinster with her cat named after a favourite singer and is happy to stay that way. 

We can't stand each other most of the time... And being neighbours hasn't helped either of them move on, he makes it too easy for her to dislike him with his playboy lifestyle and the parties he throws around his pool which he rubs in her face every time they cross paths. 

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➽ We fight. Claw, scratch, and tear each other apart. He's an asshole and I'm a bitch. We bring out the worst in each other. 

When tragedy strikes their lives will never be the same again, because they have been entrusted as godparents to three children that are going to need Ian and London to work together to help these children get through life without their parents. 

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➽ London represents everything I've ever wanted but didn't deserve. She's a pain in the ass, but she's also brilliant, funny, kind, and loving. I loved her once and let her go because she needed to fly. 

These two were a hot mess!! In some cases it was the kids that had to be the adults because these two were at loggerheads constantly tearing the other down, but that just upped the angst levels in this which one would expect with a second chance romance, throw in the children and you've got yourself a gem. The perfect blend of angst, hope, love, and emotional turmoil made for a rollercoaster of a unique read. 

* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page *
From NYT Bestseller Corinne Michaels & USA Today Bestseller Melanie Harlow, comes a second chance standalone romance.

Ian Chase broke my heart at seventeen, and I’ve spent the last eighteen years hating him for it.

He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle—which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils.

I’ve always loved to loathe him.

I never planned to need him.


London Parish is my little sister’s best friend, not that it stopped me from falling for her.

Our history is complicated. The only thing we have in common is being godparents to my sister’s three adorable kids—until our lives are changed in one tragic moment. 

Now we’re trying to raise the children we love, mourn an unthinkable loss, and fight an undeniable attraction.

My life is already upside-down, and the last thing I need is for old feelings to resurface. 

Because I’ll never be able to keep her, no matter how hard I try to hold her close.
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She writes contemporary and historical romance from her home near Detroit, MI.

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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TITLE: Trust
SERIES: Things that Matter #1
AUTHOR: Casey Diam
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: July 17th, 2018
Is the first full length romance novel in Casey Diam’s ‘Things that matter’ trilogy. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Caleb and Paige

I never expected to be thrown into the gritty assassination which took place as soon as I opened up that first page, her whole family wiped out, she is the only survivor. But what happens when all she thought she knew about her family were all lies? 


New town, new identity, new job, new place to live, she doesn't date because she can't trust anyone. 

But how long can she stay hidden in the shadows until she's found again? 

But then her eyes connect with a man in the coffee shop she frequents and she's inexplicably drawn to him. 

He's been keeping tabs on her, watching her, his father knows something about this girl and Caleb needs to find out what it is. But he's living on a dangerous ledge, one wrong move could get him killed. He wants her to trust him, slowly he tries to penetrate her walls, to find out what she's hiding. But the further they delve into Paige's past more things become uncovered. Lies, corruption, murder..Who can they trust? 

This book was everything and more that I hoped it would be, straight away your pulled into a gritty situation that had me not wanting to put this down, I was beyond hooked, twists and turns just pulled me in more, which led me to devour this, I didn’t want it to end but in saying that I wanted all my questions answered, but more questions blew up out of nowhere. This kept me intrigued throughout, the plot was engaging, the characters were relatable, the twists and turns kept me glued to my ipad. Now like others before me I can not wait for the next book!!
Nearly five years ago, my mom, dad, and sisters were assassinated.
I should have died that night.
I still question my mental state because I had no proof those same killers were after me. Yet still, I’d been trying to outrun them.
Until I met him, Caleb Connor.
Caleb became my safety net and I found I couldn’t pull away from him. Couldn’t run away from him. And if sanity hadn’t been lost on me, I would have recognized he was the last person I should have let into my life.
The last person I should have trusted.

My life has been anything but normal until Paige. She was supposed to be an opportunity, my father’s next target.
I should have stayed away. It should’ve been that simple. But it wasn’t.
Paige was my main ingredient to changing everything, and in order to do that I needed to get inside her head. It wasn’t easy but when it happened, a line was crossed we never knew existed.
Now Paige has to confront her past and everything that torments her at night, because a look into the past was the only solution to everything we’d been afraid of questioning.
Who am I, and who was she?
Some years ago, Casey rediscovered her passion for writing and hasn’t stopped writing since. Her favorite genre is romance with a little angst, which is why she writes sexy, funny, sweet, and emotional stories that are a bit more in depth, but so much fun to read.

Casey has a ridiculously short attention span and loves her coffee and tea without sugar and milk. Apart from reading or writing, she loves to snowboard, even when she’s catching an edge and face-planting in the snow. She absolutely loves it!

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TITLE: The Chase
SERIES: Briar U #1
AUTHOR: Elle Kennedy
GENRE: New Adult
PUBLICATION: August 6th, 2018

Is the first full length New Adult novel in ‘Elle Kennedy’s ‘Briar U #1’ A spin off from the Off Campus Series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' 

➽ Fitzy is short for Colin Fitzgerald,
and he just happens to be THE UNICORN.
The tall, sexy, tattooed, hockey-playing unicorn of a man who I might have a teeny-weeny-itsy bitsy crush on.
Okay, fine.
A big motherfucking crush on..

Summer Di Laurentis is Dean's little sister (from The Score) and one of Fitzy's former team mates, he's been fascinated by Summer ever since he met her about a year ago when she visited her brother at Briar and she's harboured a crush on him ever since, even though the guy barely glanced at her. 

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Not even a day on campus and Summer is escorted off the premises, it seems an escapade from her previous college has followed her to Briar U where her dad pulled a few strings to get her in, and now she no longer has a dorm room.Dean knows that Fitzy and the boys have a room spare so he asks that they rent their spare room to Summer. 

A catch up at a New Years party reaffirms summer’s feelings for Fitz, but overhearing what he really thinks of her cut off all thoughts of her wanting to share her new years Eve kiss with him which in turn makes her kiss someone else. 

So when she moves in with the gang it makes for an awkward living arrangement where both her and Fitzy try their hardest to ignore each other. 

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This was an enjoyable, a slow moving, slow burn lazy Sunday kind of read, and one of my most anticipated reads of August. Summer and Fitzy are complete opposites, but they were the perfect match, she thrived in the limelight he wanted to be invisible, but together they were flawless. These two did butt heads at times, and took their sweet assed time to connect the build up was entertaining. 

Fitzy isn't your normal out going sports jock, he's a tatted up, gorgeous nerd and a pure introvert to the core with a double major in Fine-arts and computer programming under his belt. 

➽ “In college, I’ve made more of an effort to be social, but deep down I’m still the guy who wants to remain invisible. Summer is the most visible person I’ve ever met.”

Summer is a fashion major who suffers from ADHD and learning disabilities, her parents are successful lawyers who were independently wealthy before they got together, but together they are mega super wealthy. 

Slowly Fitzy see's another side of Summer emerge as they spend more time together he realises his first assumptions about her were wrong. In the end they come together as two friends helping the other out, he wants to draw her into a character based on a video programme he's designing and in turn he helps get her thoughts on paper for her thesis. 

Summer and I...
We're not even on the same piece of paper.
She's drama-llama and full force, all the time. She craves the spotlight. I shy away from it. 

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