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Starlet by Cora Kenborn–Review

I have always been intrigued with historical ‘cold case’ files. For instance, the Black Dahlia and in this scenario, The Romanov empire and Anastasia. Going along those lines, Cora wrote a book that was accurate and researched yet gave it her own spin.

Overall, I loved the concept of this book and the seamless way that Ms. Kenborn weaved the true Romanov’s, Angel, and the final surprise. She wasn’t afraid to make this one her own. The added twists, turns, and whoa’s, will leave you second guessing everything.

Now, unfortunately, I do have something to mention that may be less popular. The pacing of the book felt off. The pace continued to flow even with the twists and turns. However, some of the early sections felt to drag for me. I read every single word of this book but found myself ‘speed reading’ in these couple of sections. Despite this, I would whole-heartedly read another book of hers. She seems like my kind of author.

4⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Falling for Dr. Knight–Review

Falling for Dr. Knight is so apropos as a title, because that is what you will do by the end of the book. Preston Knight is your Knight in shining armor. Preston fits in well with some other famous doctors. Do you remember Dr. Dreamy or Dr. McSteamy? Well now we have Dr. Charming/Dr. Sexy/Dr. Suave (take your pick). A man that is so loving, suave, mesmerizing, grounded and loves kids, which is a good thing because he is a pediatric doctor. So, picture this, a handsome and amazing guy holding a newborn to his chest. Do you not hear your ovaries yelling and begging, “Please! Me next! Pick Me, Pick Me”! Yep, that is the Dr. Knight effect.

When Preston and Cress first met there was an instant spark and a bubbling of chemistry. This spark continued to grow and ultimately formed a strong cohesive bond. Not only between Cress and Preston, but also including Lexi. This group felt and acted like a true family unit.

Cress is a single mother to Alexis. She is blessed to have help from her mother, Momma Cress, and her best friend, Ave. Recently she has started to get help from Dr. Charming which shocks her that he is so willing to help.

Preston and Cress are the couple that you want to mark as #CoupleGoals. They are so incredibly cute together and Preston has such a unique and sweet way to say goodnight/goodbye. He is just adorable with Lexi, but truthfully, he is amazing with all the ‘Cress’ women. Charming, hot, slightly dorky, hot, mesmerizing, and hot!! Wait, did I tell you how hot he was??😉😉

Now Cress’ life has not always been sunshine and roses. She has had a lot darkness, doom, and gloom. Thoughts of not having any better than what she had after finding out she was pregnant. Unfortunately, she has some baggage from her past in the form of her baby daddy, Creed. All I am going to say is that Creed is something else.

I adored this book. I had been reading a slew of dark romances and Falling for Dr. Knight was a nice palette cleanser. I highly recommend reading Dr. Knight!!

 

Prince of Hearts by LA Cotton–New Release

 

Title: Prince of Hearts
Series: Verona Legacy #1
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2020

My Review

Blurb
Arianna Capizola is her father’s daughter.
Humble. Hardworking. Honest.
She’d rather spend her days helping at the local shelter
than brushing shoulders with her vain and entitled classmates.
Niccolò Marchetti is his father’s son.
Dark. Dangerous. Deceitful.
He’d rather spend his days getting bloody in the ring than
attending class and keeping up pretences.
When their paths cross at Montague University neither of
them are willing to drop the walls they’ve spent so long building. But he can’t
resist the girl with stars in her eyes, and she can’t forget the guy who saved
her that night.
There’s only one catch.
Nicco isn’t Arianne’s knight-in-shining armor, he’s the son
of her father’s greatest enemy.
He is the enemy.
And their families are at war.
**Prince of Hearts is the first book in Nicco and Ari’s
duet. Due to mature content that some readers may find distressing, this book
is recommended for readers 18+
  
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Excerpt
“It’s a
beautiful night,” I said from the shadows. 
“Nicco?”
She glanced around, searching for me. When her eyes landed on me standing by
the corner of the building, she stood up. “What do you want?”
“Ahh,
Bambolina.” I let out a weary sigh. “That is a loaded question.”
“Humor me.”
Lina took a step closer. The moonlight danced off the soft features of her
face.
Jesus, she
was so fucking beautiful.
“I want to
kiss you.” I inched toward her, unable to resist the magnetic pull I felt
whenever I was around her. “I want to finish what we started earlier. I want to
feel you beneath me, hear you cry my name.”
I want
to make you mine.
“You
couldn’t get away from me fast enough earlier.” Her confused gaze cut me like a
thousand tiny blades over my skin. 
“It’s not
what you think,” I said, moving closer still. Lina mirrored my movements until
we were standing in front of each other.
Until she
was close enough to touch.
“What’s
happening to us, Nicco?” she whispered. “Why do I feel like this?”
“What do
you feel like?” I brushed the hair off her neck. She had a thick hoodie pulled
over her body, but I was still able to stroke the skin beneath her ear. Lina’s
eyes drifted closed as she inhaled a shaky breath. 
“I look for
you when you’re not there. I feel you when you’re close. I can’t get you out of
my head.” Her eyes opened again, fixing on mine. She smiled and it was like a bolt
of lightning to my heart.
This girl.
This
innocent sweet girl was ruining me. 
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Author Bio
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult
novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive
stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being
a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her
spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most
likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
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Winter’s Arrow–New Release & Review

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Title: Winter’s Arrow: A Dark Snow White Retelling
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Release: May 14, 2020
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53157837-winter-s-arrow

My Review

Blurb:
True love is a myth.
A trick.
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.

Winter Snow
My “true love” conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.

But they failed.

I’ve been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I’m no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I’m coming for them. And my kingdom, too.

Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?

My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter’s Arrow. Because I’m here to destroy them all.

Kazek Flor
I’m not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine.

I’ll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we’ll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors.

Run fast, little wolves.
Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side.
And we’re thirsting for your blood.

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Excerpt:
“Help,” I begged. “Need… help.”
Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.”
I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand. “No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully.
She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me.
That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations. She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut.
Tears collected in my eyes.
I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need.
She’d won.
After all that… she’d still won.
I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat. And worse, arousal.
Because I wanted him.

Lexi C. Foss Author Bio:
USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.

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Tell Me Pretty Lies by Charleigh Rose–Review

It seems to be that there is a running theme for 2019-2020. Bully romances. Now in real life, I don’t condone bullying, but in my fantasy book land, I love bully romances. Did I also mention that I love stepbrother romances and no I don’t have a stepbrother, I just love taboo stories as well. Charleigh Rose sent out another bully romance, Tell Me Pretty Lies, that focus on Thayer and Shayne.

Ms. Rose is known to have characters that have a labyrinth of emotions, angsty and dramatic. She never disappoints in that ‘sizzle effect’ of her characters. There will be full on steam, so you might need a rag for your glasses.

We first meet Thayer and Shayne after having to attend a funeral. Despite having over elevated emotions from the day, we are introduced to who Thayer and Shayne are together. Something happens and the story takes off from there.

“He’s just a boy you used to know. You will not fall apart at the sight of him.”

Shayne is not only the unfortunate recipient of being bullied, but only has herself to rely on. Thayer is an over privileged teenager with little parental guidance and broody as all get out. The thing about Thayer is he has so many layers to his broodiness, how does one tell what’s real and what’s not real?

Charleigh wrote a book that displayed this back and forth tension between them all the while maintaining teenage angst and steaminess. Despite this, I felt that I wanted just a wee bit more. Possibly some more nuggets of information regarding their pasts or why their parents were so sketchy and secretive and maybe, just maybe a second epilogue.

“Finding a love like ours is like catching lightning in a bottle. And I’m never letting go.”

Another huge positive in this book is the secondary characters. Specifically, Holden. Oh my gosh, that guy just had me hooked and secretly I’m hoping, praying and crossing everything I can to get his book.

If angst, drama, steam all rolled up in a teenage, bully romance is your jam. Tell Me Pretty Lies should be your next read.

“So innocent. So pure. But they don’t know what you like to do with your stepbrother in the dark.”