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Overcast (B723, #1) by Hazel Grace–Review

5 ‘Stormi’ stars

Hazel Grace is embarking on a new uncharted territory in her repertoire of books. We have gotten to know her for her strong male hero in a varying of romance settings, including historical, new adult, political, and now, a truly dark romance. She has dipped her toes in the pool of a dark romance previously, but nothing can prepare you for Emeric in Overcast. Previously, he made an appearance in her, Illusive Duet, series.

Overcast is everything she has teased and promised. It is dark, there are triggers, and there is also a spot of sunshine through the clouds by the name of Stormi. M and Stormi are complete opposites. They are the ying to each other’s yang, but that doesn’t mean they automatically click together like long lost puzzle pieces. There are many hoops and obstacles that they have to work through in order to find what the future truly has in store for them.

Despite the surrounding/situations, it is difficult to NOT feel for M. He has been through more in his entire life than most could ever dream of experiencing. He may be a mercenary, but he is still all male, protective, loveable, and coming into his own emotionally.

Stormi has an awarding ending, where she has come full circle and grown into the girl/woman she should have been from the beginning. She has become the strong, emotionally, and physically, powerful woman that M needs in his life.

Overall, I loved Marty, Stormi, and Overcast. They are two incredible people with an incredible story. It was hard to not feel invested in this pair. The writing and storyline were on point! I can’t wait to read more of her dark romance side!!

PS… Along the way, we are introduced to some harsh, but lovable, secondary characters. I can’t wait to dig into their minds and see what is truly going on with them (hint, hint, Hazel Grace😉).

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Sicko by Amo Jones–Review

MAJOR. BOOK. HANGOVER!! Amo has taken her writing to another whole level!! Sicko is by far my new favorite read of Amo’s. It is so wickedly bad that you may question your morals. I LOVED IT!!

You know that feeling when you have received news that just shocks you senseless and drops to the pit of your stomach? Yeah, that feeling of whoa!! I’ve been done reading Sicko for a few days now and I’m still processing.

Before going any further, though, beware of the warnings, because Amo went and did it again. She went dark and I mean D-A-R-K. I’ve read, Midnight Mayhem and The Elite Kings series, and was still more flabbergasted, shocked, and utterly intrigued to want more from Sicko. The depravity that she wrote so her characters could come to life is remarkable. I, truly, felt as if I was living Jade’s life along with her and experienced all the things happening to her.

Then there’s Royce. Royce is just that yummy, delicious, a@@hole with a viciously dark side. Despite this, Royce somehow has wormed his way into my soul. He has a cruelly, deviant side which helps maintain the solid, impenetrable brick wall persona that encompasses Sicko.

Characters aside, Sicko (the book), is capable of tornado ensuing emotions. The twists and turns you will not see coming. Physically, I felt as if I was on a Sling Shot ride at a fair and developed lifelong whiplash. Emotionally, I was a wreck. I cried, I cringed, I got mad, I was horrified, and yet, I felt the love.

Amo’s pacing, storyline, and plotline were all consistent and solid.  Ms. Jones has a knack for taking you to the edge of your comfort zone and pushing just that little bit further so you’re uncomfortably comfortable. I went from horrified to in awe and in love to blushing like a virgin on prom night.

Sicko has permanently attached itself to my soul. The topics and situations that were presented are jarring, but also enlightening. This is what makes it a top read for me. Royce, Jade, the MC’s, and storyline will stay with me forever!!

Angry God by LJ Shen–New Release

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Buckle up and enjoy the ride, because you’re not coming out the same way you went in. A top 2020 read hands down.” –Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

Angry God, an all-new emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

Angry God is a stand-alone, DARK High School Romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

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