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Kiss Me With Lies (Twins #1) by S.M. Soto-Review

5 ‘Whoa, holy flipping’ stars

Umm, what in tarnation did I just read? I am sitting here flabbergasted and gob smacked not knowing how to describe this freaking incredible romantic suspense from S.M. Soto. I am so in love with KMWL, but really Ms. Soto that ending. Really? Talk about a MASSIVE book hangover. GAH!!!

Ok, so now that I verbally got that sort of out of my system, let’s see if I can write a review. I’m trying to figure out who my heart yearns more for, Mackenzie or Baz? Mackenzie has suffered so much loss in her life, it was emotionally heavy just taking on some of her loss. It was nice to see her move on to her new life, but where she had me rooting for her, was when she started to stand up for herself and find some answers.

Then there is Baz (sigh), he is exquisitely commanding, domineering, compassionate, addicting and hot AF. Beware though, ovaries will be erupting just a heads up. Oh, Baz is so edible, and S.M. Soto KNOWS how to write her Heroes.
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Everything about Kiss Me With Lies is top notch! It is INCREDIBLY well written, perfectly timed emotional upheaval with well-placed twists and turns. Not one of my more well written reviews but Kiss Me With Lies has just blown my mind and I’m not sure if I’ll recover until I get to read Bury Me With Lies.

“You consume me to the point where I don’t think rationally when I’m near you.”

 

Bullseye by Monica James–Review

Bullseye is dark, gritty, raw and passionate. Some would say, Bull is disturbed, vicious and maniacal. Bullseye can also be described as emotional, soul touching and enlightening.

From the beginning of chapter one, you are automatically sucked into the reality of Bullseye.

“A pair of motorcycle boots, size thirteen, A Harley-Davidson T-shirt. A pair blue jeans ripped in both knees. A black hoodie. A leather wallet containing eighty-five dollars. And a silver necklace with a St. Christopher medallion.”

Reader, welcome to the world of Bullseye. Yes, he is being released from prison after serving time. I should warn you though this is not your traditional love story. You know, boy meets girl, they fall in love, and that love can conquer all. This is a gritty story of revenge, violence, rage, hate and lust.  While trying to keep his nose clean for his PO, he is busy plotting, planning and waiting to execute his revenge. Something he didn’t plan on, is meeting Tigerlily. She puts a big stumbling block in Bull’s plan.

Tigerlily (Lily) is a hard-working mom. What she wasn’t planning on was laying eyes on the newest bouncer at the club and falling for him. Lily is fierce with a bold and saucy personality. She is perfect for Bull because of this nature. However deep down below she really is a fragile human being trying to do right by her and her son.

I loved Bull, despite whatever flaws he may think he has and lack of future. I won’t say the reason he went to prison, but upon learning what it is, this humanizes Bull a little. Is this book a dark romance? Yes, Monica wasn’t playing around when she said this is dark, but the marvelous, monumental writing of Ms. James, allows you to have a very minute glimmer of hope for these two.

Monica James wrote a beautifully flawed story for two heartwarmingly flawed individuals. In writing this, she is showing there is beauty in the flawed and dark. Sometimes, you just have to dig deep past any barriers to find this beautiful individual. Now, am I saying that Bull is a good guy? Nope, but he is surrounded with emotions and it is impossible not to be drawn into him and feel for the guy. He has gotten a rough hand in life and is learning how to deal with it the best he can.

Bullseye, through the eyes and mind of Monica, just sucks you in. The words, emotions, situations just pour out of the story. I’m not sure what this means for me, but I fell in love with Bullseye and the book. I think I will always be slightly changed with the stain of Bull on my heart. Excellent writing, extremely descriptive scenarios and characters that jump off the screen. Bull is my imperfectly perfect Prince Charming.

“This is me. A coldhearted bastard. A depraved animal. My story doesn’t end with Prince Charming saving the princess and living happily ever after with her because…I killed the f*n prince.”

 

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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Angry God by LJ Shen–Review

Whoa. Wow. Ok. Where do I even start with this one.

First and foremost, I appreciate Leigh’s candidness regarding trigger warnings in her books. By putting a warning on a book, you are immediately on edge knowing something is going to happen. As a reader, you anticipate the storyline a little bit without reading and enjoying in the present. With that said, all I can reiterate is whoa, wow, ok!

I have conflicting angel and devil on my shoulders regarding Angry God. Baron ‘Vicious’ Spencer is a formidable man, which made me super excited to read about Vaughn. Was Vicious Junior as bad as his father or did he exceed him? I think it’s safe to say in this standpoint, ‘like father, like son’.

Vaughn is highly complicated and for the first half of the book you could tell that the boy had issues. The only relationship not complicated was with Vaughn and Emilia. He was a momma’s boy and it was sweet to see this relationship. Vaughn also had a good relationship with his father, since they were of the same temperament.

Lenora (Len/Lenny) was a unique character. She always wanted to be the person that didn’t stand out. She wanted to simply fade into the walls and hope people would forget her. Too bad that wasn’t going to be the case after meeting Vaughn. In the beginning of the book, Len was a little mousy for me. She hadn’t had an easy childhood either, but I wasn’t extremely fond of her. When she went back to Carlisle Prep, she emerged as a different person. I loved it. She stood her ground and didn’t let anyone push her around. She had found her voice!

Despite being told in dual POV, I feel like it mostly is Vaughn’s book and journey to redemption and revenge. Can baby Vicious rebuild a heart that is black and rotten to its core? Can Len heal not only herself, but that wasteland where feelings should be in Vaughn? I recommend this book but will also say it may not be for everyone. So, if you’re feeling adventurous and have your mind and heart open to a wide array of feelings and emotions, then this book is for you.

Ruthless Knight by A. Jade–Review

Reading Cruel Prince, I thought I was done for. I fell hardcore for the Royal Hearts family, including Cole Covington. The tortured, black hearted twin with nothing but malice in him. I couldn’t wait to dig into his book to see what made him tick.

Ruthless Knight did not disappoint. Within her 100 chapters, A. Jade wrote a web of feelings, emotions, storylines, and flashbacks to make a grown woman cry. I couldn’t help but feel my own heart breaking while reading about Cole and Sawyer.

Sawyer Church, the Bible thumper at RHA. Despite trying to be a nobody and blend into the walls, you couldn’t help but notice her. She also is tortured, unloved, unwanted, and compared to her ‘perfect’ sister. For some reason, she can see through Cole to the good that is hidden deep down. This, of course, unsettles Cole, so he does what most teenagers would, he picks on her.

When all is said and done and the book is completed, this was a beautiful story of acceptance, love, and forgiveness. However, to get to ‘The End’, Ms. Jade took us through some tough topics and situations that will leave you tearing up for days. It’s hard not to love all characters written within this book. They are family. One of these family members that I am anxious to read about is Bianca. I want to know her story and what makes Baby Covington the spoiled, bitchy, and devious princess that she is!!

Hearts and Thorns by Ella Fields–Book Release

 

HEARTS AND THORNS (Magnolia Cove #3) by Ella Fields
Release Date: January 3rd
Genre: New Adult

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Jackson Thorn was my best friend and worst enemy, but that didn’t stop me from wanting him.

From first words to high school halls, our childhood years braided a bond that wove in a direction neither of us could predict or outgrow.

Forbidden became a word we ignored.
It wasn’t that we didn’t care.
It was that we cared too much.

We had it all planned out.
We thought we could make it.
We thought we’d been careful.
But all we managed to do was prolong the inevitable.
Our destruction.

Hearts and Thorns is a standalone full length new adult novel from bestselling author, Ella Fields.

 

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Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.

While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.

She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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Gabriel’s Promise by Sylvain Reynard–review

Professor Gabriel Emerson is akin to coming home. Imagine your favorite slippers, leggings or blanket, that feeling of contentment is one that washed over me as I started reading. I was enthralled and completely sucked into Gabriel and Julia’s previous books, specifically, books one and two.
Professor Emerson is my OG professor to kick off my love of Professor-Student genres. I loved seeing a different side of Gabriel, especially after the birth of their daughter, Clare. So attentive, loving and protective. Just what his girls need.
Now that Clare is in the picture, one would hope that Gabriel and Julia have an easy breezy future. Unfortunately, they are tested and must face challenges that will test them both. Ms. Reynard packed a full storyline with issues, enemies, and confrontations between beginning and end. Some may have been true storyline issues, while others felt like ‘fluff’ and didn’t really need to be there.
Despite all this, Sylvain’s writing is wonderful. If you have read the previous books, pick this up on January 7th and see what the Emerson’s are up too!