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Thirteen Hours To You by Annie Emerson–Review

Sometimes in life, you are blessed to come across people that will enrich your lives and make you feel full. You can take this premise and apply it to Annie Emerson’s debut duet, Thirteen Hours to You. This is the book that you never knew you needed but was everything you were waiting for.

Our main characters are Boo Radley Cooper and Meekai James Lannister. A story about two teenagers who are thirteen hours apart. Teenagers that have no knowledge of each other, yet somehow, fate works her magic and these two are pulled together and into each other’s orbit.

“Sometimes goodbyes lead to a second chance. If I see you again, it’ll mean that this goodbye was meant as a beginning, not an end. Fate, The first point of contact.”

~Meekai

Radley Cooper has had an extraordinarily horrible and sad upbringing. With the little breadcrumb trail that Annie leaves us, it is difficult not to feel for this girl and yet, salivating to know the whole story. I will say that nobody should have to go through what she went through, yet unfortunately, it happens every day in real life. **Beware of Triggers**

“His time would come. I’d make sure he paid for his sins. I’d deliver him personally. My kingdom come. My will be done. You might have me now, but I’ll destroy you later.”

~Radley

Meekai is the golden boy. He is the manwhore who is looking for his other piece. The one that when they come together just clicks into place. When Radley and Kai meet, they realize they have more in common than they thought and are slowly fixing/healing one another.

There is another subset of characters that brought a lot to the Radley/Meekai table. Gamma alone is worth every penny spent. She is utterly amazing, intuitive and everything I would like in a ‘Gamma’. Becca, Brooks, Linc and Wyatt. The incredible secondary cast that keeps things rocking and rolling. These four are on another level of family/friendship, but most of all, D-R-A-M-A!! All their drama. Bring it on because I am loving the drama that surrounds this group. I live for this!!

This book has left me speechless. It is haunting, ethereal, roaring with humor, tender, the concept of a strong family unit, learning to love/trust not only yourself but another. It leaves you questioning, ‘can love truly win in the end’? For a debut book, Thirteen Hours to You, is outstanding. There were so many times that I felt I was not only an outsider looking in, but I was truly engrained in the story and present for each scene. Annie Emerson wrote her heart out when writing this book. It will easily land on my ‘Best of 2021’ list. Now, beware, there is a second book that is coming out soon (May), but the ending of book 1 leaves you wanting more, but not with a horribly bad cliffhanger. I am just so ready now to see how this ends!!

Congratulations Ms. Emerson on a book beautifully written. If I could, I would give you 10 ⭐, but since I cannot, I will leave you 5⭐ and a BIG welcome to the ‘best of’ list! Enjoy reading this book. Radley and Meekai will suck you in and pull you along for the ride.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

In The Midst Of Chaos by CLymari–Review

Claudia had me hooked from the word ‘Go’. I don’t know how she does it, but I was salivating for more. I needed all the words, and I could not read it fast enough.

In The Midst of Chaos is the first book in her, ‘Crull Brothers’ series. This book contained all things needed for a recipe of chaos. Darker romance, a bada@@ heroine, Nashton (😍sigh), drama, angst, and mischief. Add on top of that there are ties between the Crulls and the Death Disciples, MC. All rolled together in a deliciously intriguing book.

Finley Primrose. Finley is the bada@@ heroine that I LOVE to see in a story. She knows her place in the family but is not going to let anyone tell her what to do. She is fierce, determined, and in love with a Crull brother. Which one is it though, as she is promised to Huxley in an arranged marriage. I wonder how well that is going to work out? 😉

The Crull brothers are Nashton, Huxley, and Duncan. Nashton is the main hero, although all brothers play a part in this story. This story is truly about the Crull and Primrose families, so it’s a treat that we get to read about all the characters involved.

In The Midst Of Chaos is that book that just pulls you in and takes you on a ride from one page to the next. I absolutely adored all aspects of ITMOC. The mystery, the intrigue, the highs and lows, the romance and rekindling of love, twists and turns, and the uncovering of some big ‘ole secrets that will test them as a family. I am so eager and anxious to find out what comes next, I feel like my heart is in my throat waiting with anticipation.

Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James–New Release

Thy Kingdom Come

Series: Book I: Deliver Us From Evil Trilogy

Genre: Dark Romance

Cover Model: Lochie Carey @lochie_carey

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf

Cover Designer: Sommer Stein—Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Release date: February 24th

MY REVIEW

Monsters are real.

When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath—a breath three monsters stole from her.

I never chose this life. My father says it’s my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It’s because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles—our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin’ on borrowed time.

All of Belfast fears my family, especially me. I’m Puck Kelly, otherwise known as Punky; the lad ye don’t want to double cross. 

I don’t do feelings or emotions. I never have…until she walks into my world.

Babydoll is a liar and a thief, but I can’t stay away. We both thrive in the darkness because that’s where our demons can play.

No word af a lie, sixteen years later, those monsters still haunt my dreams. But every monster is scared of somethin’…and that somethin’ is me.

No more hiding in the shadows because I’m huntin’ youse.

Run, wee monsters, run.

Release date: February 24th

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Bio

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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The Fight In Us by Becca Steele–New Release

The Fight In Us by Becca Steele is here!

And it’s FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

My Review

Blurb:

Lust. Mystery. Betrayal.

Weston Cavendish. My brother’s best friend. I’d perfected the art of pretending that I didn’t want him, that he didn’t affect me every time he was near.
Or so I thought.
When his world comes crashing down, I’m the one he turns to, and I can’t deny my feelings any longer.
I know there’s something between us.
Until he finds out that I’ve been hiding things from him, too.
Broken and betrayed, can we pick up the pieces and work together to expose the truth?
The odds are stacked against us.
But I won’t give up without a fight.

While TFIU is a standalone, it’s best enjoyed after reading the previous 3 books in the series. If you haven’t read them yet, they’re all available on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited:

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The Fight In Us by Becca Steele–Review

Weston. Weston, Weston, Weston. I have been so curious about the ‘little brother’ in the group. Well, little brother is no longer little. Weston is just a boy (or rather a man), who is trying to make his father proud, while doing the one thing he is good at. Computers. He is the computer whiz in this group.

Besides my own curiosity to know more, I wasn’t sure what I was exactly expecting. It was quickly into the read that I realized I wanted every single possible word she could give on Weston. I may have been curious, but I grew to love this unsure, yet cocky, personality on over drive, and a heart as big as Texas to the loved ones he cares about.

Becca has written this book effortlessly and flawlessly. She gave our leads, Weston and Lena, a very emotional roller coaster storyline that readers can relate too. Ms. Steele gave us epilogue whores a chance to see more into their ‘family unit’. The unit consisting of Cade, Cassius, Z, Weston, Lena and of course, Winter. Since this book was so beautifully written, you will get lost in it and next thing you know, you’re two chapters from the end. I DID NOT want it end.

“Lena Drummond. The girl I never allowed myself to think about. The one single girl who was completely out of limits. My best friend’s sister.”

The Fight in Us is dynamic, emotional, alluring, heartbreaking, eye-opening, mysterious, and full of angst. Weston and Lena are the sole reason you should read this book. Although, getting more information on your favorite couple, Cade, and Snowflake, along with Cass and Z, is the real treat.

“You’re beautiful. Inside and out. So wild and untamed, so fucking far out of my league that I’m just waiting for you to come to your senses.”