Thursday, 22 November 2018

❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ THE GIRL IN THE CLOSET (SOUTHERN HEROES #2) BY MICHELLE HEARD

TITLE: The Girl in the Closet
SERIES: Southern Heroes #2
AUTHOR: Michelle Heard
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: November 28th, 2018
BIRDIE

Escaping an unthinkable nightmare, I’m given a second chance at life. Cole Trenton is the first person to look past the broken girl. But the moment I give him my heart he leaves.

Secrets never stay buried, and mine returns with a vengeance.
Cole walks back into my life when I need him most. He shows me how to be strong, that monsters only have the power you give them.

But my biggest fear remains.
How do I silence the girl in the closet before I lose Cole again?

COLE

I always knew Birdie Liles was different, but that didn’t stop me from falling for her.
After years of being away, I return home to bury my best friend,
only to learn that Birdie’s in trouble.

If I had known about the monster from her past, I never would’ve left.
I went to fight someone else’s war while I left the woman I love unprotected.

But I’m here now, and I’m ready to send Birdie’s demon right back to hell.
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➽ When I try to think of my past, the darkness is always waiting
ready to suck me right back in and suffocate me. 


THE GIRL IN THE CLOSET: 
Is the second revised romance book in Author Michelle Heard’s ‘Southern Heroes’ series. Dual POV’S 

We’re first introduced to seventeen year old Bridget aka Birdie, adopted twelve years ago by a pastor and his wife, she came to them with scars marring her body and mind, scared of her own shadow, severly broken, her father the boogeyman is castrated, serving a fifteen year sentence for what he did to her.

Her story is her story to tell, it's raw, it's heartbreaking, it's ugly. 

She’d always harboured a crush on Cole but knowing deep down that it would never be reciprocated, but that’s where she’s wrong, he’d always had his eye on her, she’s just always seemed shy and unapproachable walking away every time he’d try and strike up a conversation with her, hiding behind her friends. She just wanting to be invisible, to keep everyone at arm's length. She didn't want them to get hurt.

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Thinking there was no hope for anything to transpire between them Cole and his best friend join the Marines. 

But things escalated quickly between them when they found themselves in each others company. And he begins to regret signing up so hastily.

Eight years go by

This part of the story wrung out all the feels..A second chance is on the cards for these two, he's back from the war, and she's never left their hometown. I couldn't get enough of these two, they were the perfect match for each other, I devoured their story, I loved it, I wanted more, I craved more, I needed more but I'm glad I got to spend the time I did with them. 

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A time for healing, a time for putting the past behind them, a time to love again fully, a time to embrace their survivor battle wounds. 

My favourite passage (The story about pebbles)
➽ Life is full of pebbles you pick up along the way
Some might be smooth and others rough around the edges,
but that it doesn't matter what they look like.
It only matters what you do with them.
We all throw our pebbles into the same lake
and the ripples we make affect the ripples of other people.
Some people's pebbles skid over the water and they have a smooth life
where others peoples pebbles get tossed around by stormy waves.
Then there are pebbles which sink, and those people don't get to live that long.


The girl in the closet: is highly addictive, raw, gritty, emotional, unique, unconventional and utterly unputdownable. I highly recommend this!! 

* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page * 

Author previously published as Michelle Horst

Michelle Heard is a Bestselling Romance Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She might have a slight obsession with alpha heroes who are not afraid to fight for their women.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

❀ REVIEW ❀ CARDS OF LOVE: THE DEVIL BY ASHLEY JADE

TITLE: Cards of Love: The Devil
AUTHOR: Ashley Jade
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: November 15th, 2018
The Devil is a prelude novel that is part of the Cards of Love Collection. You do NOT need to read any other books in the collection to read The Devil. 

They'll tell you I seduced them. Used my looks and body to lure them into my playground. 
They'll tell you I'm a sinner. A demon who held them captive with temptation and lust. 
They'll tell you I'm evil. A monster obsessed with the both of them. 
They'll tell you they made a deal with the devil.
What they won't tell you...is how much they liked it. 

Please note: This story contains content that may be offensive to some readers.
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’CARDS OF LOVE: THE DEVIL’ 
Is a prelude novel in the cards of love collection, by new to me author Ashley Jade. Dual POV. MMF, MF

I really have no idea what I've just read, devoured it really, it was all kinds of f#cked up, beyond hot, just when you think the story is going to go one way it takes a one sixy turn and everything changes. Easy to get into hard to put down, I read this in no time at all. 

Temptation, taboo, murder, heartbreak, deceit, obsession, this book was such a crazy ride a prelude to what's going to come at us in the next installment and I for one can not wait!!

So there I was gearing up for a taboo little treat between a stepfather who is not that much older than his step daughter, the attraction, the super steamy forbidden fruit aspect of it all comes rushing at you, I started enjoying the ride.."If I had my way, I'd be the dirty little secret he takes to his bed every night instead of his doting little stepdaughter." When out of nowhere the past comes rushing at you at full speed and this whole story is flipped on its axles. It's like a story within a story, and wow what a hot little number this one turned out to be. I'm speechless, flabbergasted, panting, left wanting more.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ SEX MATERIAL BY VICTORIA ASHLEY

TITLE:Sex Material
AUTHOR: Victoria Ashley
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: November 26th, 2018
Sex Material… 
It’s what I’m known around town for.
A rock-hard body, covered in tattoos with a sizeable bulge that women spend their nights fantasizing about.
Women track me down, needing someone that will fuck them rough without holding back.
They find me because they need a distraction from reality. They need something to get their mind off of the boyfriend who screwed them over or the job promotion they got passed over on at work.
Sometimes it’s just because they need someone reckless in the bedroom before settling down with the right one.
‘Cause I’m sure as hell not that guy. 
Nowhere close.
I’m not the suit wearing, flower-buying guy you take home to meet the parents. I’m not the guy who will make you feel all warm and fucking fuzzy inside.
Not anymore.
I was boyfriend material once. Would’ve even made a good husband. That was before everything good in my world got ripped away, leaving me broken beyond repair.
These women come to me because they need an escape to cope with the real world, but none of them know I need it more than them. I need something to make me feel alive. Something to get my heart beating again. 
Then Cami shows up in my hometown, broken-hearted and pissed off at the world, needing an escape from her cheating ex.
She’s the only one that doesn’t want to use my body. In fact, she wants nothing to do with it and has no problems telling me so.
She’s interested in one thing only from me—to move into my rental property. But the problem with that is the more we fight, the deeper she buries herself in my soul. 
Sex material is what I’m good at, but for the first time, it may not be enough.
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’SEX MATERIAL’
 Is a full length standalone, contemporary romance novel by author Victoria Ashley. Dual POV

Jensen is only known around town as one thing ‘Sex Material’ the manwhore around town, he’s the guy to hook up with if your having a bad day and you just want to forget about it. He’s not the guy you’d take home to meet your parents, and he’s definitely not the guy you’d settle down with and it’s been that way for over a year and a half now and he's happy with that. I'm the guy that'll fuck you and send you on your way. 

No kissing
No emotional hookups

But even though his personal life is a hotmess he owns two successful businesses, Blake’s Construction & Blake Rentals.

I wasn't always sex material
I was boyfriend material once
Would've even made a good husband until one mistake changed everything. 


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Twenty seven year old wine drinking, happy go lucky, Cami is a fourth grade teacher of five years, she’d just caught her boyfriend of five years kissing another woman and is now in need of somewhere else to live.

That’s where Jensen comes into the story. Cami barges into one of his rentals he's working on and demands that he rent the place to her, coming face to face with one of the most hottest men she's ever seen in her life, it's not until he opens his mouth that has her not standing the man. 

She's got her job set out for her with convincing him to give her a chance, he's not going to make it easy. Whenever these two are within breathing space of each other fireworks erupt. Get ready for one hell of a hot bumpy ride!!


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Over half this book he was a cocky a-hole so I found it so hard to connect with him, most of the time I just wanted to close my ipad and ignore him, other times I wanted her to slap him to China and back, he was arrogant, self centered, and condescending BUT just what these authors do they make us readers fall in love with these a-holes and that's exactly what Victoria did with Jensen, he started to redeem himself, and like a slow burn he showed us that there was more to him than met the eye. We saw that he can hurt, bleed, feel, like anyone else, because underneath all his talk there is such a caring softer side that shows itself when you least expect it and like many woman before me I also fell under his spell. 

#Unique #Unpredictable #Underhisspell #undeniablyhot


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Monday, 19 November 2018

❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ THE ITALIAN KITTEN MEETS THE RUSSIAN WOLF BY GRACE REAGAL

TITLE: The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf
SERIES: Giovanni Family Book 1
AUTHOR: Grace Reagal
GENRE: Mafia Romance
PUBLICATION: November 20th, 2018
Do you know the story of Romeo and Juliet? Well, this isn’t their story. This is our story, Valentin’s story…my story. 

In the world of the filthy rich, two of the most infamous crime families rule with iron fists. Drug trafficking, gang killings, ruthless wars—these are the men who have no moral compass. 

Meet the Russian Mob, and the Italian Cosa Nostra. His family…and mine. 

My name is Caterina Giovanni, daughter of the Italian Mafia. I’ve been clueless about who my family really is, what they’re capable of—until I meet him. Valentin Nikolaev, son of the Russian Mob. 

Born and raised to one day take his rightful place as leader of his family, Valentin has one goal, and one goal only—to annihilate the Giovanni family. My family. 

In the end only one mafia will be left standing on the ashes of the other. 

Are you ready to find out which one?

’THE ITALIAN KITTEN MEETS THE RUSSIAN WOLF’ 
Is the first full length, mafia romance novel in new to me author Grace Reagal's 'Giovanni family' series. In this we meet Caterina and Valentin. Dual POV

God I don't even know where to start with this review. Being that I love mafia reads this one was right up my alley. The angst, the high school drama came out to play in this one. 

Seventeen year old Caterina Giovanni's (aka Kitty) first day of highschool wasn't the carefree day making new friends as she thought it would be, instead she's at loggerheads with a notorious bad boy Valentin Nikolaev who from then on had her under his radar. Forever going out of his way to antagonise her. But he's met his match with Kitty, she's not one to lay down and let anyone walk all over her, she's been taught to stand her ground and fight. And fight she does. 

Kitty is naive, sheltered and had lived a closed off life, never mixing with teenagers her own age, so starting a new high school was an eye opener for her. She's even naive when it comes to who her family actually are. She's been led to believe that she's the daughter of billionaire's but there's more to this story than meets the eye and the only one that seems to know anything about her and her real identity is Valentin Nikolaev and what information he has could destroy her family. 

The story flowed well, the characters are easy to connect with and the angst and drama made for an enjoyable read. 
Grace Reagal is a young author who is studying medicine by day and serial writing by night. She has garnered over 88K readers on Wattpad and Radish and over 20 million reads. 

She writes about mafia men without hearts and the women who find it for them. She writes because the most beautiful thing for her is creating a world where she and her readers can escape to. 

When she's not writing, she can be found crying, studying, listening to One Republic and Lumineers, questioning her existence, reading steamy books under the covers or daydreaming about her characters. Her goals for her life includes becoming a neurosurgeon, publishing a book, and finally becoming a recluse in the woods.

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Friday, 16 November 2018

❀ REVIEW ❀ TORN (DARK LEGACY #2) BY NATASHA KNIGHT

TITLE: Torn
SERIES: Dark Legacy #2
AUTHOR: Natasha Knight
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION:  November 14th 2018
Taking her is my right.
Breaking her, my duty. 

I was always going to choose Helena. I knew it the instant I saw her. 

She’s different than the others. There’s a darkness about her. Something wild inside her. And it calls to the beast inside me.

But she isn’t what I expect. With every word and every touch, she pushes me, burrows deep under my skin, challenging the rules, upending history. 

And all the while, I see how my brother watches her. He wants her, and as the rules stand, she’ll become his in one year’s time. 

Except that I have no intention of giving her up. 

’TORN’ 
Is the second full length, dark romance novel in N. Knights ‘Dark Legacy’ Duet. It picks up right where the previous book ended. This is told in dual POV. With MFM, MF scenes.

As most of you will know Taken ended on one hell of a cliffhanger. The anticipation was killing me waiting for the release of Torn to come out. Come release day I was one clicking this as fast as I could. 

As soon as I started reading, it took me back to why I loved ‘Taken’ so much. The Willow girls and the Scafoni men have been tied through lies and deception together from generation to generation. 

The Willow girls have been the property of the Scafoni men since the beginning of time. Helena is the last Willow girl to be given over. Forced into a life she didn't ask for. Brother pitted against brother for centuries, destroying both families in the process, daughter against mother. 

Take the Willow Girl
Break her
That was the plan
Destroy a life like we Scafoni men do.
Destroy our own in the process
I wasn't supposed to fall in love with her. 


The heat factor in this book was off the charts hot, it sizzled off the pages, a riveting page-turner
of power play between the two brothers, who would win Helena's heart kept chanting away in the background. How would all this end? 

It left me panting for more of Gregory, and I'm left hoping we do get to read more about his character, maybe a chance meeting between him and the next Willow sister takes place?

USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

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