Monday, 19 March 2018


TITLE: Picture Perfect Lie
AUTHOR: Marquita Valentine
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: March 20th, 2018

PICTURE PERFECT LIE: Is a full length contemporary romance novel and is the first book in the ‘Kings of Castle Beach’ Series by new to me 'author Marquita Valentine'. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet ‘Campbell Faircloth’ & ‘Knight King’ 

"I'm not looking for a savoir or salvation from a man. But Knight makes it easy for me to pretend he can save us from all the evil in the world. 

Knight is delayed in an an airport due to an ice storm before his next mission, it’s been years since he’s seen his family but it still doesn’t stop him from missing them, especially hearing that his brother Laird is at present missing at sea has his heart and mind in turmoil. At one time all the Knights were as thick as thieves and inseparable. The last place he wants to go back to though is Castle Beach but if they end up burying his brother nothing will keep him away.

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Over the loudspeaker it’s announced that the flights will be laid off for another two hours, it’s then that he spots a young attractive female trying to settle down a young baby and a strong urge to help her takes over him, it doesn't hurt that she's gorgeous to boot. 

Campbell has had some hard knocks in her short life, a family that turned their backs on her, to raising a child by herself when her so called partner walked out, to having no money and having to succumb to seeking refuge in a women's shelter until she could come up with a plan. 

It's not until she meets Knight that things turn around, he's wanting to protect her and keep her and her newborn safe all it took was one lie, that they were a newly wed couple. All she's wanted is to call somewhere home it's not until she's urged by Knight to go to his family home is where she can finally see a future. 

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Fans of Abbi Glines (Rosemary Beach series) will enjoy this one, similar (beach, family orientated) but completely unique as a whole. There were a few gaps within the story but I'm hoping those are cleared up in the next book, a solid start to a new series that surprisingly didn't end in a cliffy.

* Teasers used are off the authors fb page *

"Arc Provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review"..

The 1st book in my new and super sexy Kings of Castle Beachseries about siblings on the NC coastal town of Castle Beach.

All Campbell Faircloth wanted was a safe place to call home.
All Knight King wanted was to leave his hometown behind.

I never expected to end up in Castle Beach, surrounded by a family who believes that I’m not only their brother’s wife, but the mother of his infant daughter.

I can’t tell them the truth—Knight and I met only three days earlier, during a layover in Atlanta.

He was headed out to fight in a war that hardly anyone talked about anymore, and I was headed back home to a family who pretended that I didn’t exist.

He helped me with my baby.

He kept us safe while we slept.

We shared lunch and dinner… and I spilled all my secrets to him.

Then he gave me an address, along with an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Six months later he’s back to bury his brother, and my lie is about to be exposed.

Only Knight doesn’t say a word.

He goes along with the charade, and each day we spend together, pretending to be husband and wife, it’s getting harder and harder not to believe in our lie.

Could our picture perfect lie turn into a picture perfect forever?

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She's the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man--and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Sunday, 18 March 2018


TITLE: Whiskey & You
AUTHOR: H.J. Bellus
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: March 20th, 2018

🥃WHISKEY & YOU 🥃 Is a full length Contemporary Romance/Dark read by H.J. Bellus. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Jack and Navy

PAST: Jack Jarvis York knows more than anyone else what it was like to be raised dirt poor, moving from run down hotel to hotel his mother barely having two pennies to rub together he knew what it was like to go to bed on an empty stomach. It’s not until a kindly man takes pity on Jack in a supermarket that things started to look up for him and his mother and it was due to this one man’s influence that Jack is where he is today. 

NOW: JJ is well known as ‘The King of Texus’ a ruthless man who will ruin anyone who crosses him so when he finds out a man named Jordan is stealing large quantities of water off his land to run his oil drills he was going to let it go for a few more months to let him hang himself even more until he could garner evidence, but out one night whilst drowning his sorrows he saw first hand how mistreated his wife was by seeing the bruises maring her wrists. 

JJ demands he cough up the one hundred grand or he’ll call the cops Jordan flat out claims he doesn’t have that kind of money on him and needs more time to come up with it but then he offers up his wife as payment for a month with promises that he’ll get him his money.

Reading Navy’s story whilst under JJ’s roof will rip your heart to shreds, it’s not an easy story to read, but it’s her story, and it’s a story that needs to be told. 

But what Jordan doesn’t know is when that month is up JJ’s not giving her back. But Navy knows it’s not that simple, Jordan will get her back even if it’s in a body bag. 

Jordan has owned yes owned Navy for years, he took her when she was a teenager taking her away from the only life she knew, a life she will never see again. 

It takes a lot of convincing for Navy to realise that JJ isn’t going to hurt her, with patience and care we slowly see a broken female slowly come into her own. 

Whiskey & You is completely out of left field to what you can usually expect from HJ Bellus, a dark, gripping story that will grab you by the heart strings, it goes where she never has gone before.


TITLE: Transcend
AUTHOR: Jewel E. Ann
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: March 26th, 2018

“TRANSCEND:” Is a full length contemporary romance novel and is the first book in Jewel E. Anns 'Transcend’ Series.  

We first meet eleven year old Swayze who knows stuff that is unexplainable and was wise beyond her years, she has many reconnections of historical events, random things that happened way before her time and specifically in the Wisconsin area. Every psychologist and child developmental experts has evaluated and run many many tests to try and get to the bottom of her so called problem. 

As if my awesome name isn't enough, I have unique habits like nibbling food and knowing personal things about complete strangers. 

Now Swayze Samuels is twenty one years old, fresh out of college doing the odd graphic design jobs and is about to take on a summer job as a nanny to a one month year old baby whose momma passed during child birth. Leaving Anatomy Professor Nathaniel aka Nate to raise her by himself.

Swayze Samuels knows things about Nate’s past, how he got the scar along his hairline, who his best friend was, his passion for chess, the list goes on BUT it all doesn’t add up or make sense to Swayze because there is no way she could know all this about him, she questions weither she has a brain tumor? 

Swayze is in a newish relationship with a guy that she met in a grocery store, she’d forgotten her wallet and he paid for her items, as part of payment she has to go on a date with him, the rest is history. 

This was like three stories in one, Swayze and her relationship with Griff, the hot tatted up harley driving grocery store guy, then the Swayze we see when she's around Nate as she recalls things about him that are unexplainable, then Nate's story surrounding his best friend when he was younger called Morgan. 

It's not really mind reading. It's more like I can access memories, but not with everyone. Actually, just one person and it's not all his memories, just some...from when he was younger. 

Being that the author is Jewel E Ann, I pretty much went into this one completely blind, signed up, didn't look at the blurb or even notice that it was part of a duet so when I reach that mother of a cliffy like others before me I'm reeling. But yet again this author has brought us a unique 
un-put-downable read that will have your mind spinning from start to finish. And it will challenge all your beliefs about life after death. If your wanting something a little bit out of the norm I would definitely one click this come release day.


TITLE: Flash
SERIES: The Penmore Series #2
AUTHOR: Malorie Verdant
GENRE: College/Sports Romance
 PUBLICATION: April 30, 2018

My life is a living nightmare.
Everything that matters to me always gets taken away.
He was only eleven and I still couldn’t protect him.
I won’t let her matter.
The girl with mermaid eyes and flashy red hair.
I won’t be the reason heaven meets hell. 

Cooper Daniels just enrolled at Penmore State University because he made a promise to a friend. He had it all planned out. He only had to be at the school for the fall semester and then Cooper would vanish. He’d say goodbye to the fancy college and embrace a lifestyle that was expected of an ex-con. The only problem was Millie.

Camille Monroe, Millie to her friends, has been struggling as a single Mom. However, with the help of her daughter’s grandmother and uncle, she had finally re-enrolled at college and was going after her dreams. She wasn’t going to be distracted by boys, night shifts or a ghost that refused to leave her alone. Nothing was going to tempt her away from a better future, not even the devil himself.



Malorie first started reading romance books when she was twelve years old.

Her mother handed her a copy of Nora Robert’s Midnight Bayou and with resignation said, “Here you’ll love it, just skip the sex scenes.”

It was the only time she ever got to rebel as a kid, because after that day she spent her entire adolescence (and a lot of her adulthood for that matter) sitting inside devouring every romance book ever written. 

Saturday, 17 March 2018


TITLE: Avalanche
SERIES: (BearPaw Resort #1)
AUTHOR: Cambria Hebert
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: March 26th, 2018
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“AVALANCHE:” Is a full length contemporary romance novels and is the first book in Cambria Herbert’s ‘BearPaw Resort’ Series. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ 

In this we meet Bellamy & Liam

The ‘Prologue’ got it’s hooks into me early, Bellamy had gotten a phone call out of the blue from her father asking her to meet him at his place, she hasn’t seen or heard from him in years and it will be the last time she will ever see him again. He’d gotten in well over his head with a business deal gone bad, he’d messed with the wrong crowd and they had a loaded gun with a bullet with his name on it. These guys do not muck around. 

What she witnesses in that apartment had her fearing for her life.. 

One year later, placed in a witness protection programme, new identity, new place the works but it all came to a head when the men turned up at the safe house had her on the run again, scared, with only the clothes on her back.

She makes her way to ‘BearPaw Resort’ the last happy memory she had with her father, not believing that they would find her here as she’d only visited for a short time when she was sixteen. But it was a place she vowed she’d never return to again. 
But this is her last resort, she has no other options. 

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She never in a million years thought she’d run into the boy she left behind, Liam. ‘The one that got away’ the one that broke her heart. He was royal so to speak, a famous pro athlete turned expert instructor. 

NOW there's even more chemistry between them simmering away in the background neither could deny which sizzled off the pages, an undeniable love that boiled over. She doesn't tell Liam about the trouble she's in and that men want to kill her because is she does that will put a target on his back. 

But she's not the only one that has secrets he's keeping a few too. 

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God I inhaled this, once started I turned the tv off, put the partner on mute and just kept reading until I finished, freaking loved it hard. I've only read a few books by this author but that really has to change!! There is nothing I would change about this book!! It ticked all my boxes, second chance romances are fast becoming an obsession with me, and this one was one of the best, I loved the characters, the setting, I felt like I was there experiencing everything this book had on offer, the suspense, and the anticipation of the killers hot on her tail had me sitting of the edge of my seat, I for one can not wait for the next book. Highly recommend this.

* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page *

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