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Royal Ruin by Jessica Peterson–Review

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I am a HUGE sucker for royalty type books. When I came across a blurb of Royal Ruin, I knew this one had to be mine. Royal Ruin is the first book that I’ve read from Jessica Peterson and I wasn’t disappointed.

This is the royal romance book that encompasses the relationship of Emily and Price Christopher (aka. Kit). In a way, this is a second chance romance, however, it was only briefly touched upon. Emily and Kit knew each other back in college, when Kit was her TA (teaching assistant) for a course. There were some sparks formed, but it was more of a mutual respect. meaning Emily enjoyed Kit the man, not necessarily Kit the prince. Due to an incidence, things became H-O-T very quickly, however, it was proven that now was not the time for them.

‘Emily had been the only girl who’d ever made me reckless.’

Fast forward ten years and MANY things have happened during their separation. Now, of course, I can’t tell you everything, but I will give you the gist of it. Emily owns her own design company and has an interview with Princess Jane (Kit’s sister) to redo a school that is funded through the royal foundation. Historical things are Emily’s specialty and what she loves to work on. However, during her interview something happens that has her seeing a blast from the past. She is brought face to face with Kit. Both are reliving those sparks that had been formed, but keep in mind, they are totally different people now due to their ten-year gap. This history (which neither one knows about) makes them leery of investigating those feelings.

Now we get to the good stuff!! Princess Jane has had some negative press and the Queen makes a suggestion to Kit to get some positive press. Needless to say, he realizes that his grandmother is right, but is cautious with who she suggests as to take his potential consort. The Queen wants Kit to propose to Emily and look like they are deeply in love for the next few months to gain some positivity towards the royals. As you can imagine this could lead to humorous, fun, emotional and sexy times.

Emily is very jaded when it comes to love/relationships and anything that represents intimacy. As it is necessary for the two of them to look like they are in love this could pose a problem. The last decade Kit has had to lock down his feelings, emotions, body language, etc., so you can imagine that this is a difficult task for him. However, it doesn’t take long for him to have fully rekindled those feelings for Emily that he had ten years prior. Ms. Emily is a different story. She had a back and forth relationship with Kit. The concept of one step forward and two steps back fits her.

Despite this emotional back and forth, there were some extremely tender moments, along with steamy/hot scenes, displays of alpha male-ness and humor (OMG, his brothers were a riot). Jessica Peterson wrote an incredibly well-rounded book, that is easy to fall in love with. Fingers crossed that there is another book and possibly about one of the brothers?!

‘You’re my person, Emily. You always have been. It’s just taken me awhile to figure it out.’

4-stars

Ace by Laramie Briscoe

 

Title: Ace
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 12, 2018

Blurb
Ace is
saving lives and mending hearts…….
Anthony “Ace” Bailey

I’m not a rules kinda guy

Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I
love.

Playing it safe? Not my thing.

Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.

I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an
adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through
some shit.

My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth-sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming
my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back
of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the
middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.

Like the day I walked into The Café and saw the new waitress. There was a ring
on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I
needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one
made of fear and doubt.

It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m
willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it
in spades.
Violet Miller

Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever
done for me.

Feeling safe? Never happened before.

Feeling wanted? It’s been years.

Being independent? I’m learning.

It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what
I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every
night while we share a couple beers.

I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working
within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want,
everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop
me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else
ever has – including myself.

All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The
one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I
never thought I would get.
ACE includes the wedding of a beloved couple, an appearance by Reaper, and the
continuation of EVERYONE falling in love with Caleb!

 

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Author Bio
Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Living Out Loud by Staci Hart

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Living Out Loud, an all-new emotional standalone from Staci Hart is coming February 1st!

 

Title: Living Out Loud

Author: Staci Hart

Publishing Date: February 1st

Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry, Perrywinkle Photography

 

When Annie Daschel arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.

Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.

See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.

Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.

Stand in the middle of Times Square: Check.

Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.

Two things not on her list: Greg Brandon and Will Bailey. And just like that, she finds herself caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.

List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.

Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

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About the Author

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

 

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Whiskey Lullaby by Stevie J. Cole–Cover Reveal

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Whiskey Lullaby, an all new sexy and emotional standalone by Stevie J. Cole is coming March 5, 2018!

Synopsis

We all have guilty pleasures.

Mine was the boy my father took in. The guy everyone said I was too good for. The one I knew would ruin me.

But I couldn’t help it. The way Noah Greyson’s voice sounded when he sang whiskey lullabies to me in the dark; how perfect his arms felt wrapped around my stomach, his nose nuzzled in my hair- that’s what made me fall. That intimacy was what made me so very weak. But now millions of women drift off to sleep while Noah sings the love story we wrote, and it was never meant for the world.

The worst mistake I made wasn’t loving him, it was thinking he loved me, too.

At least, that’s what I thought until now…

 

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New Release–Indiscretions of a God by Sunniva Dee

 

Isn’t it insane that I can’t get her out of my head?

 

 

Title: Indiscretions of a God

Series: Porn Star Boyfriends #3

Author: Sunniva Dee

Release Date: January 16, 2018

 

 

I’m not a saint. That’s not why I left the mafia.

I left because I’m god, because I need no one, and fail at nothing.I’m Isaias Di Nascimbeni, owner of Lucid, the biggest adult entertainment studio in L.A. Son of Il Lince and second generation Italian in the U.S, I’m dirty rich and adored by highlife as well as lowlife.

Whatever I focus on turns to gold.

On the Richter’s scale of eye candy, I’m a twenty.

I’m a hunter who tests limits.

A warrior who goes shady when the law becomes dreary.

While conducting business at the St. Tatiana,

the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen enters my radar.

Isn’t it interesting that her name is Tatiana?

Isn’t it bizarre that she’s a nun?

Isn’t it wild that she’s unimpressed by me?

Isn’t it fucking insane that I can’t get her out of my head?

She doesn’t acknowledge me when I return to her church.

It’s unprecedented. Unheard of. Not happening.

But the hunt is my fetish.

Novice or not, she’s only postponing the inevitable.

Beautiful Tatiana asked for this.

By the time I’m done, she’ll worship me, because now
it’s game on.

A no-cliffhanger, standalone book #3 in the Porn Star Boyfriend series.

 

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“Isaias.” Tatiana’s fingers brush down my temple and my cheek to my mouth. “I need to leave for about an hour. I didn’t want you to worry.”I blink off my sleep. I’m on the couch in the living room, waiting for my phone to ring with news about Gabriela.

“I can’t let you leave, baby.” I arch my head backward, following the sound of her voice. Her pretty face hovers over me from behind. I reach up, pull her down to me. She sinks to her knees and cradles my face with her hands.

Tatiana allows me to devour her mouth. My tongue delves in, swiping and suckling her into a moan. It’s heart-battering. I breathe faster, and then her exhales become shallow too. I love that sound.

“It’s not safe out there for you.” I lace my fingers into her hair, extending it around our faces. We’re in a tent of silk and warm sugar. “I’d never hold you back if it weren’t for your safety. Because you need to live on. On and on and on with that crazy beauty you are.”

She puffs a quiet laugh against me. “Weirdo.”

“I want you,” I sigh out.

“Tonight, darling. I just need to do this, okay?”

I still her face over me. Nudge it away enough to stare into her eyes. “I’ll come with you.”

“You can’t. It’s nun business.”

“You still think of nuns?”

“My business with the sisterhood doesn’t simply disappear because of an explosion in a church,” she whispers to me.

“Let me at least drive you there.”

I shut my eyes while her soft fingers draw trails down my cheeks. In my adult life, I’ve been touched often and in many ways, but Tatiana’s caresses remain on my skin long after they’re gone.

“Isaias, I’m twenty-seven years old. I’ve been fending for myself for a long time. I’ll be fine, okay?”

I scrunch my eyes shut, knowing I won’t be forcing myself on this stubborn, beautiful, independent woman tonight.

“I’ll be honest with you. I can’t bear the thought of you and Gabriela both out there without my protection.” I pull her down so I can kiss the infinitely soft skin of her throat. “Just let me drive you there. I won’t come in. I’ll, you know, play with my phone and listen to music like some dopy-ass high-school boyfriend until you come out.”

I grew up surrounded by women. I grew up surrounded by macho men too, but they all knew when to yield to their women. It’s why my father’s heart still beats for my mother. It’s why hers stutters every time he’s in danger.

So I let Tatiana go. I stand there on the gravel, hands fisted in my pockets like a douche. At least she accepted my offer of taking the Escalade with the bulletproof windows. She better get used to that, because she’s with Isaias di Nascimbeni. From now on, I’ll make damn sure she never drives anything that can’t repel the bullets of my father’s enemies.

“Fritz,” I shout as soon as she rolls toward the highway. “Get in.”

“Uhm?”

I walk up to him and point toward another loaner. It’s a joke of a car. Small and grey, it’s unassuming enough to blend in anywhere. I chuck him the key.

“I hold you personally responsible for Tatiana’s wellbeing until she’s back in my arms. Understood?”

“Absolutely, sir. It’s an honor.”

I pitch him my Glock too, and I don’t fucking care how unprecedented that is. He grabs it on reflex, gaze humbled as it meets mine. “Mr. Nascimbeni. I’ve got it. I have my sub.”

I stare him down, willing him to tell me it’ll be enough. Because is it? His stare dims with determination. Then he tosses my gun back. I watch it swirl in the air and find my palm in seconds.

“You’re sure?” My voice doesn’t sound right.

“I am.”

I squint, forcing liquid away from my eyes.

“I will get your woman back to you.”

Ah.

 

 

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Indiscretions of a God by Sunniva Dee–Review

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Sunniva Dee has done it again. She is the ‘queen’ when it comes to stories that contain taboo, romance and emotional angst. She has this inane ability to keep one on the edge of their seat until the very end. The title of this book says a lot as to what you may encounter. According to Merriam-Webster, Indiscretion can be defined as:

  1. Lack of discretion, or good judgement; imprudence
  2. An indiscreet act of remark

This may not mean much now as you are reading this, but let me tell you, PERFECT title. There are many instances of ‘indiscretions’ throughout this book.

This is the third book in the ‘porn star boyfriends’ series. I absolutely loved the first two and consider, ‘Twin Savage’ (book 2) as one of my top picks for 2017. Needless to say, I had HUGE hopes going into this one. Miss Dee delivered.

Isaias has many layers to his character. Just when I thought I was getting a handle on him, another layer was revealed, just like an onion. As not only the owner to the top prominent Adult Entertainment company, Lucid, he has many other responsibilities in his life. You can feel the emotional upheaval within him as he is pulled in many different directions. Isa has worked hard to try and separate himself from his ‘well-known’ mafia family. He feels like he has succeeded until a ‘famiglia’ issue is brought to his attention. It is while doing one of these ‘famiglia’ errands that he comes across, a novice nun named Tatiana. She is the light to his dark and is immediately sucked in by her beauty and presence.

Tatiana, as mentioned, is a novice nun. However, she was a much trickier character to track down as a reader. She is extremely mysterious and happens to have the knack to be in the right place at the right time (or wrong time depending on who is present). I am busting at the seams to even describe her more in detail, but anything could give it away. So, here is what I’m going to say. She is mysterious, intelligent and all questions are answered at the end. It is at this point that I felt like saying to myself, ‘Duh’! It all made sense. My only problem is, I WANT MORE ISAIAS AND TATIANA!

There were SO MANY outstanding moments in this book that it is difficult to talk about them without giving away the storyline. Let’s just say, Isa is a mafia son/businessman who puppeteers those under him with finesse. He holds secrets that are bigger, deeper and longer (😉) than the Grand Canyon. He is hoping to continue to be an independent man, but feels the draw of la familglia.  There are a couple scenes that show the true human/emotional side of him and it is extremely touching. LOVED IT!!!

Tatiana is an amazing heroine. She has as many layers as Isa has. I was desperately trying to figure out this angelic creature with spiral curls, but I should have known better. When it comes to Sunniva Dee, just let her take you away on these amazing stories that she writes. I was trying too hard to figure it out, as opposed to being swept away and just feel. Tatiana is explained in full detail, by the end of the book. What I will say is, I didn’t see that one coming!!

Indicrestions had all the feels. As mentioned earlier, emotional beyond words (holy-moley), hilariously funny moments, passion (of course) and true unconditional love. Kudos for being able to put together a fantastic read that encompasses so many different layers!!

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Under His Skin by J Haney–review

One thing I love in a book is a strong female lead. With Charlie, we have that and more. She’s feisty, one of a kind, is very artistic, packs a gun and drives a big truck and motorcycle. Charlie is a tattoo artist in TN.

Dorian is originally from LA and is the ‘Amusement Park Prince’ from the family owned business. Due to a little indiscretion in LA, his family sends him to TN to open Gallagher’s Galaxy Fun Park, but because of what he did, he is sent there with a bodyguard, Connor. Connor is scouting the area and vetting different tattoo shops for Dorian to get a tattoo. In doing this, he comes across Charlie’s shop.

Charlie agrees to doing Dorian’s back piece after hours. While in the process of doing his tattoo, these two-start talking and begin to get to know each other. On paper, they are a case of complete opposites and have spirited talks, yet they seem to work.

Under His Skin is a romantic suspense with episodes of mystery. This revolves around Dorian’s foolishness is LA. I loved everything about this book. The characters are well defined, the pacing and storyline is excellent. Now that question is, what happens between Charlie and Dorian? Is there a HEA? Do yourself a favor and pick up Under His Skin to find out!!