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Beautiful Nightmare by Giana Darling–Review

Beautiful Nightmare (Dark Dream, #2)Beautiful Nightmare by Giana Darling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“I’ve made you bleed since the moment I met you, but now I’m bleeding out without you.”

Tiernan. Tiernan stole my heart. Was it the obsessive side of him? Possibly. Was it the emotional side of Tiernan that peeked through? It very well could be, but I think it’s something more. It really was the evolutionary growth between Tiernan and Bianca both individually and as a couple.

Beautiful Nightmare is so thrilling and captivating. It was full of mystery, intrigue, H-O-T encounters, secrets, and lies. Tiernan, Bianca, Brando, and ‘The Gentleman’ stole my heart. I want more!!


“He was this contradiction only my heart could decipher. A lovely monster. A beautiful nightmare.”

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Gilded Cage by C. Lymari–Review

Gilded Cage is a dark romance retelling of Rumpelstiltskin with two unique characters from different worlds. In this case, we have Mason who is an outsider in his wealthy and powerful community. Mason, himself, feels weak and has one friend that he can relate to. The cherry on his ‘winning life’ sundae is that he has been blessed with a stepmother from H E double L. (**note the sarcasm**)

Aspen has only one job, which is to serve the Stiltskin family, and consequently, only knows of one life. Through this life, she meets one person that she connects with. Mason. She has no friends and no interaction except for what is maintained on the grounds she works for. One night proves to be her downfall when she makes a deal with the devil and doesn’t realize how bad it is until it is too late.

This story was so gritty, mysterious, a bucket full of emotions, a plot that would make a chess player proud, and twists and turns. I must admit that I either overlooked or forgot that this was a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, but that didn’t hinder the visual imagery that Ms. Lymari was trying to portray. The ability to follow along in my head like a flipbook animation was addicting to read.

FIVE ‘OUTSTANDING’ STARS!!

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 headed😉).

Individually, Rafe and Nolan are fighting their own ghosts, insecurities, fears, and difficult pasts. Rafe comes from that ‘wholesome’ 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, ‘communicate people’!! We get it, you’re friends, you’re cautious, you don’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 Nicole’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 (*chef’s kiss*) was the perfect continuation for Calder and Sutton!

“I want everything you give, Calder Wolfe. Because there is and will only ever be you and me.”

Here is some of what to expect: incredible highs, carpet sweeping lows, breath wheezing shock, twists, turns, ‘Oh, no, she didn’t,’ 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 wasn’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.

“Calder…tough, bada@@, sensitive, alpha, and loyal. He is the new gold standard in leading men.”

What to say about Sutton without giving it away? Hmmm… 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!!

I love you forever. Until we’re dust and bones and even after that.”

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The tattoo down his forearm reads: 𝘔𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴.

It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.

Not me though, I’ve made worse decisions before breakfast.

Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insurance… doesn’t even rank Top 5.

But I can’t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.

You see, I made a promise to myself—one I plan on keeping… even if it ruins us.

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