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Fall of the Stars by Monica James–Review

Monica James has done it yet again. She has eviscerated me with another all-in, ball-busting, heart-stopping, action-packed, out-of-the-box romance read. The battle between England and the Scandinavians, life vs love, good versus bad, and the battle of herstory vs history are alive and well.

Emaline and Skarth are in love and out for revenge. Skarth’s old best friend, Ulf, is more prominent than ever, and where does England reside in all of this? These are just some of the questions we get answers to.

I finished FotS about 5 days ago, and I am still shook. When Monica James puts her pen to paper, watch out, because you will be left with a 100% angst-filled and angst-driven book. She executed every little plot point, character-driven storyline, and minute detail to perfection.

I was in love, saddened, shocked, elated, and eventually content with this final book in the duet. If possible, I would give this book, a million ‘North Star’ stars, but alas, I cannot. Five stars is the max and therefore it will be. No matter what trope Ms. James executes, she can write brilliantly. Highly recommend!!

5 ‘North Star’ Stars!

The Potter by Kristy Marie–Review

Dr. Vance Potter.
Releasing March 17th, 2022

I am continuously amazed at the level of writing that Ms. Marie puts out. I fell in love (hardcore) with the Commandeer in Briefs series and have since become a must-read author since then. Her writing style, flow, humor, and character development (personalities) are top-notch.

Dr. Vance Potter and Halle Belle are our main characters, and they are magical together. I am completely blown away! I fell in love with these two as well as the secondary characters, Astor, Duke, and Remington.

Vance is a broody genius with a mega-dose of a**h0le thrown in and let me tell you, I am here for ALL of it! He is so wickedly delicious that if hard-pressed, I would say he is in the top three of Kristy Marie’s H.

Halle was a breath of fresh air. From her southern belle accent, small-town farm upbringing, sassiness, sarcastic, yet sweet nature, she will win you over.

Ok, buttercups, be prepared to feel all the feels. To laugh, to cry, to be shocked, but also feel the power of love as its healing properties.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Incredible job Kristy Marie!

   

Crazy For This Girl by Hazel Grace–Review

We all know Hazel for her dark, emotional, and lethal romances, but, hello world, Ms. Grace has just shown another side of herself and it’s a good one.

Crazy For This Girl is an uber emotional, contemporary romance of two best friends, Cal, and Laynee.  Cal and Laynee meet at her cabin’s lake house one summer and the rest is history. Through letters, calls, and visits to the lake, their friendship continues to grow and it’s a beautiful one until it isn’t. Here is where Hazel’s tortuous mind takes over and she has found a new way to torment us, with a different repertoire of words, evoking a new skill set of emotions, and feelings.

While there were MANY times throughout this book that I found myself cursing at these characters (both primary and secondary), felt like pounding my head against a wall, or downright facepalming, I also fell in love.

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Despite being claimed by another reader (Dee😉), I also need to stake my claim to him. Cal is a beautiful soul, who has bravely withstood a lot. He has burrowed his way deep inside, forever leaving me with a piece of him. He is an understanding and sweet soul who has metamorphosed into the biggest a-hole with a chip on each of his shoulders. Despite all this, I fell in love with Cal.

Laynee is this vessel full of love, freely giving it away to anyone that she holds near and dear. Are things easy for this sailor swearing, bullheaded, and quick-witted girl? Nope, not even close, but this is Laynee, she’s tough when she needs to be and feisty.

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CTFG is chock full of amazing characters with a prodigious storyline and plotline. Be prepared to swoon, laugh, cry, and get mad.

RELEASE DAY: February 8, 20222

Oceans of Us by Vanessa Luisa–Book Review

Vanessa Luisa is a new to me author, but she sure knew how to reel me in. I am a sucker for a forbidden, age gap, father’s best friend scenario.

Saint is the bad boy that moves in next door to Paisley and her father. Soon the two men become fast friends, which leaves Paisley irritated. You see, while moving in, Saint did the most atrocious thing possible to Paisley, he stepped on her flowers and ruined them. Saint is Paisley’s biggest enemy, but how things change over time. 😈

Oceans of Us is angsty with a splash of love/intrigue at first sight. It is a slow burn, full of ups and downs, and baggage. Beware, it is a big book, but gives a clear picture of Saint and Paisley’s relationship.

BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE (Dark Dream Duet #2) by Giana Darling–Excerpt Reveal

BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE (Dark Dream Duet #2) by Giana Darling

Release Date: January 13th

Genre/Tropes: billionaire/age gap/guardian-ward/dark romance

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“Stop,” I choked out, panic roaring through me in wild surges.

I started to thrash against him, so hard I clocked him in the mouth with my chin. He started to bleed, but he didn’t let loosen his hold.

“I won’t let you go,” he repeated calmly as he held me like Peleus wrestling the ever-changing form of Thetis, determined to win me and keep me forever. “I won’t.”

“I don’t want you,” I cried out, but there were more tears on my face and a keen edge of desperation in my tone that shook my conviction.

“Such a little liar,” he reprimanded, darkness crossing his face as he pressed his groin harder into my hips, pushing my legs farther apart so he could cant his erection against my panty-covered sex. “Should I show you how badly you lie?”

“No.” I squeezed my eyes shut and turned my face from him.

A part of me wanted it, a large part. For Tiernan to take from me. For him to press me open and pull me apart with the hard drive of his thick cock and the punishing hold of those strong fingers all over my flesh.

But another part was terrified. I didn’t have anything more to give to anyone, but Brandon. How could I trust anyone after a lifetime of being taken from?

I expected him to kiss me then. To take me with the same ruthless savagery he’d taken me on the beach.

Instead, he licked the path of a tear from the edge of my jaw up my cheek before planting a soft kiss at the corner of my closed eye. He smoothed my hair back with a big palm and I could feel his gaze hot on my face.

I didn’t dare open my eyes to see his expression.

I knew, whatever it was, I couldn’t bare it.

This was the side of Tiernan that eviscerated me. Those small glimpses of a warm heart and kind spirit that razed my resolve to the ground.

So, I lay still and sightless as Tiernan kissed me again. Hot, open-mouthed kisses down my cheek to my neck and chest. Each press of his lips to my body melted my resolve. Atom by atom I sank into the floor, into him, pliant and hungry in a different way than I had ever been before.

This wasn’t a flash fire. A burst of lust so intense it burned fast and clean.

This was a slow burn.

A seduction.

And I was helpless against the heat.

Blurb:

Bianca has finally found her rightful place amid the powerful Constantines. But all is not what it seems in this glittering new world. And Tiernan Morelli refuses to give her up…

BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE is the final book in the Dark Dream duet by USA Today bestselling author Giana Darling.

About the Author:

Giana Darling is a USA Today Bestselling Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat Persephone. She loves to hear from readers so please contact her at gianadarling@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.

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