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📚ARC REVIEW 📚NOTHING PERSONAL BY KARINA HALLE

TITLE: Nothing Personal
AUTHOR: Karina Halle
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: December 28th, 2018

Synopsis

Nova Lane is having the worst week possible. Her latest relationship ended while on her much-needed vacation, then upon her first day back at work, she learns that her beloved boss has quit – and despite having worked so hard for it, she’s not being considered for his position.

Who is being considered for the position is none other than Kessler Rocha. Her ex-coworker and ex-lover, Kessler’s the man who broke her heart five years earlier and the reason she moved thousands of miles away, switched jobs, and created numerous voodoo dolls in Kessler’s (very burly, very handsome) liking.

Yup. Worst week ever.

New in town and on her turf, Kessler promises he’s not the same man he was – and considering he’s now a single father to a precocious toddler, he’s telling the truth.

But he’s still an arrogant and devilishly charming man who’s taking over the position Nova feels she deserves. The fact that he’s gotten even more sexy over the years doesn’t help either.

Now Nova and Kessler have the choice to let bygones be bygones, or fight with each other every chance they get, with unresolved sexual tension only adding fuel to the flames, creating a fire that might just burn down the whole office.

In the corporate world they say it’s just business, nothing personal.

Nova and Kessler are about to show just how personal things can get.
 

My Review

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‘NOTHING PERSONAL’ 
Is a full length stand alone romantic comedy novel by Karina Halle. Dual POV’s. 

Nova Lane has been handed the most shittiest card in life at the moment, firstly on vacation with her boyfriend things drastically go down hill, coming home and jumping back into work she learns that her superior had up and quitted whilst she was away, thinking it was her time to step up and jump into the position she’s been working towards wasn’t exactly what happened. 
Nooooo she finds out that the job that she’d pegged as hers was taken right out from under her. 

If that wasn’t bad enough it’s been handed over to Kessler Rocha for a three month trial. Her ex-coworker and ex-lover. He’s the guy that broke her heart five years ago, he’s the reason why she uprooted her life and moved thousands of miles away. 

Now five years later after knowing he didn’t want kids or any sort of commitment or marriage he now has full custody of his three year old son. 

She was the girl that I cut loose once I realised I didn't want any commitment from her and that things would be better for us as co-workers. 

Fun days ahead..

Nova is such a strong heroine with a forked tongue so the two and fro banter between these two scorches the pages and sets up the right pace for an angsty from enemies to lovers story perfectly.
Kessler is an Ex NHL player with the body of a wet dream, he had me swooning like no other, his love for his son had me melting, the laughs came tenfold with all things roosters. 

What an amazing way to finish off my year in books, I loved this book as soon as I started it, I couldn't put it down, this second chance office romance hit all the right spots and I found I devoured this in record time.

Best Quote:

“If you think I’m about to turn into Aquaman, you have another thing coming.”
She grins at me. “All I know is that if you wanted to dress up as Jason Momoa, I wouldn’t mind.”
“That guy is Hawaiian isn’t he?”
She nods.
“That fucker. All the woman want him because he can swim.”
She raises her brow.
“Yeah,” she says dryly. “That’s totally the reason why.”

Purchase Link

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2rW2gg7 
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/NothingPersonalKH
About the Author
Karina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette. Her books have been published in France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel and Croatia.

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You can also hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

📚ARC REVIEW 📚CONOR (A BOSTON UNDERWORLD NOVELLA) BY A. ZAVARELLI

TITLE: Conor
SERIES: A Boston Underworld Novella
AUTHOR: A. Zavarelli
GENRE: Romance | Mafia
PUBLICATION: December 27th, 2018

Synopsis


When I stumbled into a mafia run club seeking a job, I was looking for protection. Little did I know I’d need protection from him. 

Conor O’ Callahan was exactly the kind of danger I was trying to avoid. He was gorgeous as sin with an accent hotter than Hades, but that’s where the charm ended. 
He was also cynical, cold, and downright cranky. 
So, you could imagine my surprise when he gave me a proposition. Marry him or lose my life. 
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve learned to do what’s necessary to survive in this world, and that includes marrying a mobster. Regardless of what he might say, it’s only temporary. 
It’s not like I’m going to sleep with him. Or fall for him. 
Because that would be stupid, right?

My Review

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'CONOR' 
is the final story in A. Zavarelli’s ‘Boston Underworld' series. This is Conor and Ivy’s story, spoken in dual POV’s


Ivy is on the run from the Loco gang, trying to keep her head above water, barely surviving, living on the streets, sleeping behind dumpsters, eating near to nothing.

Stumbling into Crows territory she begs him for a job as one of his dancers, she’s a dead man walking, her time is coming near, Crow entrusts her to Conor with the intent that he get any information out of her that he can, he knows she is witness to something she should've seen. 



When you're between a rock and a hard place, it's always wise to choose the lesser of two evils. In my case that's the Irish fucking mob. 



The last thing Conor wants to do is babysit, but this is a big deal for him, add to the equation that's he's the youngest within the crew it’s time to step up. His whole life revolves around his mafia brothers. He lives amongst violence and chaos, relationships have never been a top priority for him.



What he didn’t factor though is his immediate reaction towards her whenever she’s close.

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Crow asked this one thing of me. The only thing he's ever asked of me to do in confidence. It's my chance to prove myself, show my loyalty. And if I don't do it. I'm fucked. If it isn't me that kills her, somebody else will. 


What he uncovers and what she tells him is a whole new game changer. Times running out though and he does something drastic that could save her or get them both killed. A man of honour, where his integrity and loyalty could come under question but it’s a risk he’s willing to take. 


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I read this in one sitting, devoured it, inhaled it, loved it!! Not once did I put it down. This had the perfect blend of everything, romance, drama, violence exactly what this type of genre stands for and Ashleigh delivered this like only she knows how. 

Now that this series has finished I'm excited to see what the author brings us next, if this is anything to go by I know it's going to be something outstanding.


* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page * 



Purchase Link

Coming soon!!

About the Author

A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author. 

She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell. Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.


She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.

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❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ ROMA KING BY CALLIE HART

TITLE: Roma King
AUTHOR: Callie Hart
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: December 12th, 2018
“911. What is your emergency?”

Every night, Zara Llewelyn picks up the phone and assists people in distress. House fires. Assault. Motor vehicle accidents. Home invasions...

Between the hours of six and two, she is the answer to a thousand cries for help. But when the payphone outside Zara’s apartment building mysteriously begins ringing night after night, the very last thing she wants to do is pick it up. And yet, she can’t seem to help herself...

Pasha Rivin’s trying to outrun fate. He’s been running from it for years now, but escape isn’t in his cards. As the oldest son of the oldest Roma family in the country, he’s not just a member of a proud and fiercely traditional clan. He is their reluctant king...and now he’s expected to find a wife.

The fiery redhead that shows up on his doorstep, following a trail of breadcrumbs, hunting for a missing little boy, is the last person Pasha’s mother has in mind, however. 
She’s an outsider, an intruder, and as far as his family are concerned, she’s not welcome on their land, let alone in their king’s bed.

Pasha has never allowed his destiny to stand in the way of what he wants, however. And he’s never wanted anything more than he wants the girl with the burning green eyes.

***

Zara Llewelyn picked up the phone and learned a secret.

Falling in love has never been so dangerous...
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ROMA KING: 
Is the first full length romance novel in Callie Hart’s series. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives. 

Zara is a twenty six year old emergency dispatcher so it’s only right that we're thrown into a mystery surrounding a 911 call “911. What is your emergency?” that was put through to her as she tries to calm down a wee boy going through a terrifying ordeal. 

To a consistently ringing phone outside of her apartmentOver and over again, the phone rings, and it rings, and rings, the sound like a drum pounding in my bloodstream, a hammer coming down on top of my head, the impact jarring me down to my bones.upon further debate when she's reached breaking point she picks up that payphone, a voice on the other end has her seeking out answers at a midnight fair. All interconnected to the mystery surrounding that 911 emergency call. 

It's at the midnight fair in a disused subway station is where Zara has gone to get answers when she claps eyes on the hot stud that is Pasha The guy was more than hot. He was f#cking beautiful. Not in a feminine way. Beautiful in a savage, rough, raw masculine way. whose a cage fighter by night, a man who was banished from his tribe for a crime he committed three years ago and now owns a thriving tattoo shop he built from the ground up leaving his legacy behind. 

These two have never clapped eyes on the other before but there is a familiarity between them, you see these two have been connected to each other subconsciously for years in their dreams. 

So here I sit after reading this, trying to comprehend what I'd just read, nothing made sense, so many unanswered questions, so much mystery and suspense with so many loose ends wondering how the author is going to pull it all together in the next instalment has me begging like many others for that next book. This was completely unique, confusing at times but kept me racing through the pages seeking my answers, this does end on a cliffy which just adds to the thrill of this story.


❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ PERMISSION (PERVERSION TRILOGY #3) BY T.M. FRAZIER

TITLE: Permission
SERIES: Perversion Trilogy #3
AUTHOR: T.M. Frazier
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: December 11th, 2018
He was my first. 
But since then I’ve been programmed to enjoy torture. 
Being watched. 
Being taken two at a time. 
I feel nothing now. I’m empty. Hollow. Lost. 
He knows it. He knows I need more. 
So, he gives it to me. 
My body has never felt such pleasure. 
My heart has never endured such pain.

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PERMISSION: 
Is the stunning conclusion in the ‘Perversion Trilogy’ series by T.M. Frazier. I picks up right where the previous book left off.

So this review isn't going to be written up how I normally would because I don't want to wreck it for you guys, just go into this blind it's the best way to enjoy this. I devoured it, literally inhaled it, couldn't put it down. 

We finally find out who survived the bloodbath that occurred in the previous book and who died in a battle of bullets. 

RAGE, REVENGE, REDEMPTION ➻ My death..My honor..My loyalty..For Bedlam..For brotherhood..For Always. 

Yet again twists and turns that blindsided me, a guessing game of epic proportions that had me clueless until we’re given more pieces of a puzzle to complete, page by page sitting with bated breath wondering how this would all end, who would be left standing at the end of it all. Or who would be buried six feet under.

This trilogy was utterly gripping, raw, dark, addictive series that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. I'm excited to see what this author brings us in the future.
T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world. 

T.M. enjoys writing what she calls ‘wrong side of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines. 

Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay. 

She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she's not ready to wake up from this amazing dream. 

❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ VERITY BY COLLEEN HOOVER

TITLE: Verity
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
GENRE: Romantic Thriller
PUBLICATION: December 7th, 2018 
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
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VERITY: 
Is a full-length standalone romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.

This is so completely left field from the types of books Colleen Hoover typically writes, the very first chapter had me sitting up straight devouring her words, loving this different side to her she’s set loose. 

OMGODDDD!! I don’t even know what to say or where to really begin, this for me was like a slow burn, like a creeper it snuck up on me and I found myself devouring this, the feels came at me full force like an electric shock, shocking my body back to life, the outside world ceased to exist. 
Going into this I didn’t know what to expect, didn’t look at reviews, and honestly I barely glanced at the blurb, but one constant nagging in the background was my need to sign up for this, my need to read this knew no bounds, I needed to get my hands on this and I’m so glad I did..This is so left field to what this author normally releases and personally I think she nailed it!! 
I can’t wait to see what she brings us next!!

This book won't appeal to a lot of you if your hard limit is cheating. But if you can overlook that aspect then you'll love this one as much as I did..

Such a unique f#cked up story, this had my heart racing more times than I can count, I couldn't put it down, I didn't want to put it down. 


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And then I reached the ending and I was sitting there flabbergasted, like literally no words described what I was feeling, I couldn't wrap my head around it, was it all lies? Or a coverup? Such a Profound train crash type of read, A mindf#ckery of epic proportions, twists and turns I never saw coming but loved all the whiplash they gave me.

Highly recommend!!
International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA and Women's Fiction.

Still doesn't know the difference between affect/effect, further/farther, or if the oxford comma is in or out. 

If you want to follow me, my username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is colleenhooverbooks@gmail.com

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❀ ARC REVIEW ❀ TRIPPING ON A HALO BY ALESSANDRA TORRE

TITLE: Tripping on a Halo
AUTHOR: Alessandra Torre
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: December 7th, 2018
It’s really hard to save a guy’s life when he keeps running from you.

You might be asking yourself why I’m waving an inflatable penis in the air and screaming at the top of my lungs. If I took time to explain, Declan Moss would get hit by a bus.

Let me back up. I didn’t ask for this. I was perfectly happy—and perfectly sane—before I was tasked with keeping Declan Moss alive. It was a thankless job until the moment that my panties dropped and his delicious smirk found his way in between my thighs.

Hello, toe-curling ecstasy. Goodbye, professional boundaries. And suddenly, there’s a new danger to avoid: the falling of my heart.
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TRIPPING ON A HALO: 
Is a standalone romance novel by author Alessandra Torre. In this we meet unsuspecting Declan & looney tunes Autumn.

The very first chapter had me in giggles, what a unique, pull you in as soon as you start reading way to start off ‘Tripping on a halo’ Autumn puts my stalking skills to shame, her stalking is so on point and poor Declan has nowhere to hide. She doesn't even fear the fact that he could put a restraining order on her, because surely he wouldn't if she's never uttered a word to him?

From where he lives, to where he works, to where he buys his lunch, to the gym he frequents, his soft ball games, to yes she stooped to even going through his trash, Autumn has no limits!! 

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“ You're going to think I'm crazy. ”
“ I hate to break it to you, but that boat sailed a long time ago. ”
“ It's okay. My sister thinks I'm crazy too. ”

But what Declan doesn’t know is that she’s trying to save him, not harm him..But what happens when the tables are turned and he finds out her name, her address. 

“ She was perfect.
Soft and beautiful.
Delicate yet strong.
Feminine. Irresistible.
And...Crazy, he reminded himself.
Batshit crazy. ”

What wasn't there to love about this book, god where to even start, I read this in one sitting, couldn't put it down, didn't want to put it down, there is nothing I would change about this book, I loved every single minute of it, the giggles, the swooning, the feels, definitely a book which I highly recommend. I went into this blind and came out of it full with love. 
Take my word for it, this is a book you must have in your collection!! One click is a must!!

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Her new release, The Ghostwriter, is available now!
Additional pseudonym: AR Torre

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MY LIST OF BOOKS:

Series: 

Blindfolded Innocence (Innocence, #1) by Alessandra Torre The Diary of Brad De Luca (Innocence, #1.5) by Alessandra Torre Masked Innocence (Innocence, #2) by Alessandra Torre End of the Innocence (Innocence, #3) by Alessandra Torre

The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1) by A.R. Torre Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2) by A.R. Torre If You Dare (Deanna Madden, #3) by A.R. Torre

Stand-alones: 

Tripping on a Halo by Alessandra Torre




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