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Somebody Else’s Shadow by Monica James–Book Review

I am never underwhelmed when it comes to Monica, her writing, or her storytelling capabilities. I knew from the first page that this book was going to be special. The mental imagery that she can paint is nothing short of fantastic. I could visualize myself sitting on that tree swing and smelling the lake air, feeling the breeze on my face, seeing the bright color saturation, and tasting the vibrancy of lemons.

Books that deal with amnesia can be a wild card. There usually is a reason as to why someone has lost their memory, but the scary part is what will they find in the process to get it back. In this instance, Peyton Lane has no recollection of her life prior to a car accident six months earlier. As much as people want to help, nothing feels right. She’s heard the stories and has seen pictures, but things are not clicking until she notices Cayden Coachman. Cayden is the first person where she’s felt a quivering in her belly. The problem is that she doesn’t know why.

Somebody Else’s Shadow is not your typical boy/girl/amnesia story. It is so much more. There are twists and turns, and then there are Monica James’s amnesiac twists and turns. Just when I thought I might have an inkling of where this story would go, it did a sharp right and splintered off further.

I highly recommend reading Somebody Else’s Shadow. It’s powerful, impactful, thrilling gut-wrenching, and cry-inducing. Hey, Monica, prime merch opportunity, a tissue box/tissues with ‘Monica James, creator of tears, and a shoulder to cry on’ printed on the side.’

Blame it on the Vodka by Fiona Cole–New Release/Review

Blame it on the Vodka by Fiona Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This review is hard for me to write. While I loved the concept of the book and most importantly, I LOVE Fiona Cole, I had a hard time connecting with the characters/parts of the story. This may be, because I didn’t read the first books in the series, but I am not sure.
Austin and Rae are best friends who met in college. Now, years later, they are still best friends, but one side is wishing for more, while the other has a steadfast, self-imposed promise of NEVER marrying. Fast forward to being in Vegas for a friend’s wedding and apparently their own. What happens next?
I loved Austin. He fought for what he wanted and was determined to make things work. Rae on the other hand just did not connect with me. Due to situations in her past, it made it almost impossible for her to get over it.
Despite all this, the friends to lovers, secret marriage storyline, and ‘what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas’ was delightful.




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Big Balls by Anna Michael–New Release/Review

Big Balls: a single dad sports romance by Anna Michael

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


When reading the blurb, I immediately thought this was right up my alley. I love single dad sports romances and after a run of dark romances, I needed a cleansing book. I am so incredibly happy that I picked this book up!

Anna Michael is a new to me author who delivers a storyline that has steam, a spunky heroine, three best friends that a guy wishes he did not have sometimes, and who could forget Katy, Ethan’s daughter. The BF’s and Zoe were hilarious in the book, but I have to say that Katy was the star.

Katy is not your typical kid. She is neuro diverse who flourishes under her tutor, Zoe. Katy’s autism does not slow her down when she has someone to teach her and guide her. She is whip smart and may only be six, but she acts six times that age and is the ‘mother’ to this band of billionaires.

Poor Ethan has been dealing with things in his personal life that have caused him to be guarded, sheltered, and overly protective of Katy and her surroundings. As a wide receiver for the New Orleans Sinners, his hands are his money makers, but the plays that he does after catching the ball have earned him the moniker, Big Balls. Well, Mr. Balls, it is time to nut up and get on board with the changes that are happening around you.

I, truly, must give, Ms. Michael a round of applause. Technically, this book was spot on about the autism spectrum. It can be difficult to write about a topic if you do not have firsthand knowledge. For me, Katy is very reminiscent to Asperger (high functioning) patients I have worked with. Congratulations!

“Autism in not an illness. Autism is how the brain functions. I am different, but I am not less.”
-Ryan McGuire, spreads awareness through TikTok with his sister, Brittney @tacobellqween




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Antichrist by Amo Jones–Blog Tour

ANTICHRIST by Amo Jones

Release Date: April 6th

My Review

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Blurb:

Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.

Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…

It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…

…it ends with blood.

*this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if you think you may need to.

**Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.

About the Author:

Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.

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The Potter by Kristy Marie–Release Day

 🌺🌺🌺🌺 𝔸𝕧𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕨 🌺🌺🌺🌺

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘄, 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘆, 𝗴𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲, 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿, 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲, 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱! 🌺

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𝕊𝕚𝕘𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤→ 

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𝔸𝕦𝕕𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖→ 

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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫!” –𝐀𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫:

🌺 Patient/ Doctor/ Office Relationship

🌺 Broody/ Damaged/ A-Hole Hero

🌺 Small Age Gap 

🌺 Grumpy/ Sunshine Dynamic

🌺 Hot Plastic Surgeon/ Snarky Southern Belle

🌺 Hilarious Banter

🌺 Sexy Side Characters (A trio of brothers who are also plastic surgeons. Yes, please!)

🌺 All the emotion your heart can handle 

𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓:

A brilliant surgeon. 

A master sculptor. 

The media touted Dr. Potter as a savior dressed in a crisp suit. 

I think he’s a vicious madman of jerk-sized proportions. 

But fate is a wicked tease. 

Only Dr. Potter can give me what I need.

A fresh start. 

A new identity. 

But he refused, leaving me to take matters into my own hands by accepting a job as his partner’s new secretary.

Dr. Potter can’t turn down my case forever.

Or at least I thought. 

Until I found him on the office floor. 

Broken. 

Angry. 

With a venomous warning… One I failed to heed.

𝔸𝕕𝕕 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕠𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕠𝕟 𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤: https://geni.us/UtA4DiG

 

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