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Strip for Me by Georgia Coffman–Review

It’s not a secret that I have a lot of love for different types of tropes. Stripper books are one of those that I’m a sucker for. When I saw this cover, title, and, blurb, I was all in and besides, Georgia Coffman is a new to me author and I was intrigued to see what her writing style would be like.

Sebastian was intriguing to me right off the bat. He wasn’t ashamed of who he was and what he did. He was working at Naked Heat, because he had bigger and grander plans than stripping, but stripping was a necessary step to get to where he wanted to be. Sebskey had also found a brotherhood with the boys of Naked Heat, a family of sorts, and Ty and Leo were closer than brothers to Sebastian. They were with him through many of his life trials.

Kendall is the younger, estranged sister at her sister’s bachelorette party which is held at Naked Heat. Kendall is unapologetic, down to earth, quick tempered, but an all-around real individual. However, she has walls and those walls are there to not only protect herself, but to protect herself from others. She meets Sebastian while at the bachelorette party and feels a connection of sorts to him. They have a one-night stand, but is that all?

Strip for Me is all about Kendall and Sebastian stripping down their walls, insecurities, and learning to rely on another person. There were spots in the book, that they both came across as immature and Kendall also being whiny. That part of the character development killed it for me. I realize a person needs to have ‘issues’ for them to grow, but there were different spots that just seemed to be stalled, because of the way they were acting. A good portion of this book is laying down the framework for other books in the series, which also seemed to drag a little.

Despite these issues, I saw very promising writing and storytelling skills from Ms. Coffman. I am intrigued to read all about Ty and Emma in the next book. Ty is this larger than life character who always has a smile or laugh on his face.

‘Sebastian Davis makes me feel things no other guy has ever been able to do. Even with just a f@cking smirk, my knees buckle. With a touch, it all goes to H@ll. When he says I’m beautiful, the most dangerous move of all on a girl like me, I almost believe him.’

Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis –Release Blitz

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Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

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The good thing about hitting rock bottom is I’ve nothing left to lose, and the only way is up.

He thinks he’s destroyed me. Broken me beyond repair.

But he always underestimates women.

All he’s done is reinforced my resolve. I won’t stop until justice prevails and he gets what’s coming to him.

Kaiden is the only light in the darkness. He gives me the strength to continue fighting for the future we both crave—a world where we are free to love one another and make our own choices.

Until then, the charade must continue.

Game on.

This concludes Abby and Kai’s romance. 106k words, full-length novel. This is a dark romance, and some scenes may be triggering. Only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older.

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About Siobhan

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Venom (The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Dee Garcia–Review

I am in awe of Venom. Dee Garcia took a genre that I’m not normally reading many books in, flipped it, and made me a believer of PNR. I saw the teasers, I saw the blurb, and I was ‘hook’ed. I HAD to read not only Venom, but I need to read the whole sinister series.

I love dark, taboo, angst, drama, romance, and the fairy dust sprinkling of emotions that had me from happy, to sad, outraged, to plan ‘ole shock. Needless to say, I was shook after reading Venom. I, seriously, was addicted to this story and had to have more. I kept clicking the page to see where Dee took me next. There were so many flips, twists, turns, and shockers that I was sad to see the end.

Let me start this by saying, this is not your childhood Peter Pan. In fact, take that mental image and flip and twist it one-hundred-eighty degrees and you have Venom. The adult version of Peter Pan. Your usual band of characters are here; Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, and Tigerlily, but they are not the Disney animated version. They are grittier, raw, tenacious, courageous and downright stunning.

The world of Rosewood is beautifully described with different paranormal creatures, such as, fae, vampire, witches, and, sirens. For someone whose genre isn’t necessarily PNR, Dee created a fantastically descriptive world that sprung off the pages. Now that I have read this, I need to go check out the rest of her library, because I am addicted and wondering where Ms. Dee Garcia has been all my life.

Venom’s story line and plotline was perfection. The book flowed flawlessly from beginning to end and the character development, through all the twists and turns, was impeccable. Pick up Venom and read the adult version of Peter Pan.

PS…Hook is my new Bae

Dreams of 18 by Saffron Kent–Review

Age gap…check, Forbidden…check. Throw in a head nod to Beauty and the Beast and yep, I’m in. I am a sucker for the taboo situations and couldn’t wait to read this one.
Some may say that an eighteen-year-old and a thirty+ year-old isn’t realistic, but this is a work of fiction and needs to be read as such. (On the flip side, I can say that I have an age gap situation in my family, not me, and that it can work). Saffron Kent was masterful at intertwining the Beauty and the Beast element, a sweet crush/romance of two lonely souls with an over the top reaction to a kiss.

Our heroine, Violet, is truly a shrinking Violet. She is the misfit of the family and doesn’t know how incredible she is. There is one person that she identifies with at first sight, Graham, aka. Mr. Edwards. Yes, he is insanely good looking, but for her it is more than that.

Graham, on the other hand, has noticed Violet’s true beauty, but knows that he shouldn’t be feeling some of the things for her that he is. Mr. Edwards is a prickly, callous and harsh man who coaches the local high school football team. He is this larger than life human being with a known personality that makes everyone afraid of him. His nickname is, ‘The Beast’ and lord, help me, but I love this Beast.

Like the movie, Beauty and the Beast, Violet and Graham shouldn’t go together. She should be afraid of his personality, but that’s not the case. Violet is unwavering in her determination to break down this formidable man. It was lovely to see that separately these two were floundering, but together, they were strong and make each one better.

“’Don’t waste your time on those f@ckers who don’t know what you are.’
‘And what am I?’
’Something made of moon and magic.’”

Lake by Michelle Heard–Review

I can’t believe I have to say this, but it’s over. I loved this series so much and although I loved Falcon and Mason, Lake and Lee’s story really stole my heart.

Going into Lake, I was curious as to how, Ms. Heard, would pull off the arranged marriage. Some stories that center around this can either go one of two ways…good or bad. Luckily, Lake was on the good side.

Despite their inauspicious beginning, Lake and Lee are perfectly matched and are true love epitomized. Lee is surrounded by heartache, impersonal, prison like living conditions, yet, has a spirit that is yearning to soar free. Lake, as we know, may be quiet, but he is as keen as a hawk on a hunt. He is gentlemanly, attentive, and above all, a protector.

Michelle wrote a wonderful book filled with high’s, low’s, and, roadblocks that challenged this young couple. Will Lake and Lee, two people from differing backgrounds, become a loving couple and prosper despite their adversities?

‘I don’t know why they call it falling in love. It doesn’t feel like I’m falling at all. It feels like I’ve finally found the other half of me…”

 

Forever My Saint by Monica James–Review

I finished reading four days ago and I’m still speechless. Every time I think about Saint and Willow, I replay everything in my brain and end up gob smacked and sighing. Monica James, what have you truly done to me?Excuse Me GIF - Carrie SexAndTheCity Shocked GIFs

It is such a bittersweet moment to have reached ‘The End’. Through the course of the trilogy, I had fallen in love with some of the characters and absolutely, despised others. In either case, though, the words printed evoked such an incredibly strong feeling, it was hard not to feel sucked into their world. Ms. James displayed such a strong character development throughout the series, it was beautiful to see on our main and some of our secondary characters.

In FMS, we see a role reversal between Willow and Saint. This time around, Saint needs a strong and protective savior.

📢Savior, party of one. Calling Willow, party of one for a savior position? 📢

Willow stepped up big time. She was such a bad@ss, digging deep and displaying such strength and determination to do whatever she needed to do. She was put into situations, that made her question herself, but with a newfound fortitude, she was able to work through it and still show compassion.

‘This isn’t a man’s world; this is my world.’

Saint. I love Saint. In books one and two, he was this larger than life beast who is fiercely protective of Willow. While doing this, he also showed us a ‘softer’ side. Now, as I mentioned, they had a role reversal of sorts. This time, Saint is the one who needs saving. Instead of this unbeatable beast, he is put into a situation that displays a less alpha side only through the use of drugs and other ‘means’.

Now that I’ve had time to digest this story, I’ve realized it has vague themes of, ‘The Gift of the Magi’, in it. If you are not familiar with this story, it talks about a couple who doesn’t have money for gifts, so they sell their most prized possession to pay for a gift to the other. In Forever My Saint, we’re not talking about jewels, riches or fortunes. Willow and Saint are each other’s most prized possession and because of this, they do what they can (or must) to save the other. In such a dark and emotionally horrendous book, it was beautiful to see.

‘When I think about losing Saint, my entire world crumbles, giving way to perpetual darkness.’

As I mentioned, writing this now is such a bittersweet moment. It means, we’re done. There is no more, but that’s ok. Don’t dwell on that. Think about all the incredible things that happen throughout the book. Monica will keep you on the edge of your seat with whatever may rise up next. Twists and turns are abundant and there is no way you can predict what the next move will be. Saint and Willow will always have a piece of my heart and I couldn’t be happier with the conclusion this couple achieved.

Tap Out by Alley Ciz–Review

You know when you just have to read a book. Tap Out was that book for me. Firstly, it was because of Power Play. (If you haven’t read it, you must). It’s through that book that I got a good sense of her writing style. She’s sarcastic, her heroines are feisty, and some of the best use of ingenious jesting I have seen in a book, thus far. I laughed, cried (happy tears), had a spit take or two (Thank you, Alley😉), and just overall swooned. Secondly, I’ve been blessed in life to be able to work with athletes and Alley, truly, brought me back to that time. Her accuracy with styles of fighting, taping procedures, the overall fighting program/routine, and of course, equipment (uh-hum, wreck bag. 🤣🤣🤣) was completely true to life.

Gage is more than a man, he’s a mountain at 6’7”, 260 lbs., with corded, sinewy muscles…um, yes, please! 🙋. However, besides, his external physicality, he is sweet, family oriented, protective, and alpha protective to the core, with a true love for his MMA job. Straight up, Gage is a catch.

“She swallowed–hard–at the arm porn perfection now inches from her face.”

Rocky Steele. I must admit that I have a slight crush on her, because I want to be her. She is a Physical Therapist with many credentials behind her, hence, why she is ‘Alphabet Soup’. She comes from an MMA family and knows how to take care of herself. She is fierce, passionate about life and career, beautiful, and fit. She is not afraid to not only stand her ground but push you off of it and out of your comfort zone. The girl has mad skills. There is one small thing that is her weakness. Her childhood crush on Gage James.

“Just so you know…I have every intention of making you mine.”

Rocky and Gage are so passionate and hot, but they are truly the key to each other’s lock. I loved this couple so much. There are so many ‘goals’ in this book, that it was easy to fall in love with Tap Out. #RelationshipGoals #FriendshipGoals #FamilyGoals #WhoWantsToBeInACoven (goals).

Alley Ciz wrote with absolute perfection. Her timing, plot line, story line, topic accuracy, and pacing were all on point. The ability she had to absolutely swarm and encase me, completely making me feel as if I was the one sitting on the couch next to any member of the group, or ringside was outstanding. Tap Out, remember to put that on your TBR right now!! You won’t want to miss it!!

“The math totally adds up.”

“‘What math?’ she asked, already regretting the decision. ‘That you should bang.'”

“‘All I’m saying is P plus V equals O. As in orgasms,’ she whispered the last. ‘See…math.'”

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