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Totally Schooled by Nicole Dykes–Review

Ms. Dykes is a new to me author and I am so happy that I read this.

Totally Schooled is a M/M romance involving Rafe Scott and Nolan Burke. Rafe is a single dad with the cutest little girl. Nolan just happens to be the kindergarten teacher at the local school (can you see where this story is headed๐Ÿ˜‰).

Individually, Rafe and Nolan are fighting their own ghosts, insecurities, fears, and difficult pasts. Rafe comes from that โ€˜wholesomeโ€™ community that does not necessarily understand his sexuality, while Nolan comes from a family full of love. His problem (if it is a problem) is his big heart because people seem to take advantage of those with a big and giving heart.

“I know, without a doubt, I’m falling entirely too hard for both of them.”

I adored these two, and of course Hailey. They were friends first who just so happened to be extremely attracted to each other. I was a little perturbed with the pacing of the relationship towards the end of the book. I completely get the reasoning behind it but just want to yell, โ€˜communicate peopleโ€™!! We get it, youโ€™re friends, youโ€™re cautious, you donโ€™t want to make a mistake, etc., but holy moley, I believe that line was already crossed!

I am absolutely, 100%, in love with the ending. I am a self-proclaimed epilogue hoe. I love them and Nicoleโ€™s was written with so much love, that it gave me the warm fuzzies all over. Rafe, Nolan, and Hailey were a joy to read about am anxious to read more from Nicole!

“I think that’s why they call it falling in love. You have to take a leap to get there.”

Sinning Like Hell (St. Simeon Prep, #2) by Trilina Pucci–Review

Phew, she did it again! Ms. Pucci nailed the Romeo and Juliet theme with a twist of her own. Just Like Heaven left us on such a high cliffhanger, I wondered what was next. Sinning Like Hell (*chefโ€™s kiss*) was the perfect continuation for Calder and Sutton!

โ€œI want everything you give, Calder Wolfe. Because there is and will only ever be you and me.โ€

Here is some of what to expect: incredible highs, carpet sweeping lows, breath wheezing shock, twists, turns, โ€˜Oh, no, she didnโ€™t,โ€™ and of course, tears. This book had it all. I fully did not expect to cry, but low and behold, I did. Sinning Like Hell was so beautifully written that the love Calder and Sutton share is transcendent. There are no other words to describe it.

Reading this book has reaffirmed my love for Calder. He was written so well that he wasnโ€™t a character to me. He was a real-life person that you could feel had stepped off the pages and right into your living room.

I stand by my review for Just Like Heaven and my description of Calder.

โ€œCalderโ€ฆtough, bada@@, sensitive, alpha, and loyal. He is the new gold standard in leading men.โ€

What to say about Sutton without giving it away? Hmmmโ€ฆ Sutton is a breath of fresh air. As a caterpillar metamorphosizes into a beautiful butterfly, so does Sutton. Her transformation is something to be proud of and I love that about her! These two were written in the stars and nothing was going to stand in their way!!

โ€œI love you forever. Until weโ€™re dust and bones and even after that.โ€

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๐Ÿ”งStrong, Sassy Heroine

๐Ÿ’Marriage of Convenience 

๐ŸฟEmotion and Angst

๐ŸŒญPlenty of Hilarious Banter

๐Ÿฅต Enough Sexual Tension to Melt Your Kindle

๐”น๐•๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•“

The tattoo down his forearm reads: ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.

It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.

Not me though, Iโ€™ve made worse decisions before breakfast.

Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insuranceโ€ฆ doesnโ€™t even rank Top 5.

But I canโ€™t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.

You see, I made a promise to myselfโ€”one I plan on keepingโ€ฆ even if it ruins us.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜๐˜–๐˜œ.

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Just Like Heaven by Trilina Pucci–Review

Trilina has a knack for writing insanely well thought out and completely desirable male leads. These men range from businessmen to mafia to even rowers but NEVER has one of these Heroes lived up to all that is Calder Wolfe. Calderโ€ฆtough, bada@@, sensitive, alpha, and loyal. He is the new gold standard in leading men.

Just Like Heaven is a modern-day re-telling of Romeo and Juliet with Calder Wolfe and Sutton Prescott in those roles. Theoretically, these two should have never met. Their stories should never have even crossed each otherโ€™s path, but when two star-crossed lovers are meant to be, there is nothing you can do to stop fate.

โ€œI would do anything for love. Anything for someone to love me so much theyโ€™d burn the world down.โ€

I fear by saying, THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING, will not do it justice, but seriously, it is everything wrapped up in a tidy little romance book. Angsty, evocative, heart-wrenching, captivating, breath-taking and passionate is just the beginning of describing Calder and Suttonโ€™s story.

Trilina Pucci is hands down making her name in the romance world with stunning books such as Just Like Heaven. Beware this book is a duet and ends with a cliffy (and what a cliffy it is). I’m going to go out on a ledge and say, Calder and Sutton, have replaced Leonardo and Claire as the best Romeo & Juliet!

โ€œThank you for the stars.โ€ (Sutton)

โ€œTheyโ€™re almost as pretty as you.โ€ (Calder)

โ€œHow would you even know? You havenโ€™t looked at them yet.โ€ (Sutton)

โ€˜Why would I need to look? When to me, you look just like heaven.โ€ (Calder)

Give Me A Reason by A.L. Jackson–Review

So, what do we have when looking under the cover of Give Me A Reason?

  • Enemies to Lovers
  • Single Dad
  • MC
  • Forbidden Boss
  • Pasts that never die

I was immediate to say โ€˜yes, pleaseโ€™ at the site of a single dad and MC read. All the other stuff was a bonus, a very good bonus. I adore Ms. Jacksonโ€™s lilting writing style. To a former musician/percussionist, this cadence like reading helped to progress the storyline along. Each word, each phrase felt purposely placed which kept this plotline moving. This allowed me as the reader to get sucked in. I felt like I was on a train that kept increasing speed the further along I went.

As mentioned earlier, a part of this book is on the single dad aspect. Trent Lawson has a five-year-old son, Gage, who is his ray of sunshine and โ€œone good thingโ€ in his life. As a secondary character Gage is the best. I could eat up all the adorableness that exuded from Gage.

โ€œHe was dressed in jeans, a short-sleeved button up, and his checkered Vans. Looking like the budding bada** that he was.โ€

Eden Jasmine Murphy appears to be prim, proper, innocent looking. She has a heart the size of Texas and teaches both elementary private school and dance. The only family she has is her father, who happens to be the pastor where Eden works. The thing about Eden is donโ€™t let the external fool you. She may be innocent looking, but when needed, she has the ability to put one in their place.

โ€œGirls like you donโ€™t belong in a place like this. Now go home and lock your door behind you before you regret walking through my door.โ€

Trent and Eden are nothing short of magical, yet unmagical at the same time. Trent has many demons within him and nipping at his heels, yet when heโ€™s around Eden heโ€™s optimistic. Eden is fighting her own battles, but things seem a little bit brighter with Trent by her side.

What happens when light meets dark? When Eden and Trent cross paths in different settings? I can tell you, Give Me A Reason is what happens. The storyline, plotline, and pacing were well checked and consistently moving. Her characters and their development were hilarious, sexy, scared, and romantical. As the title implies, itโ€™s simply saying, Give Me A Reason why not to read this book.

โ€œOne love. One Loyalty. One reason.โ€