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The Bonds We Break by Becca Steele–Review

Becca Steele has done it again. The Four, along with their significant others, made this book. A part of that group is Cassius and Jessa. Their storyline is emotional, temperamental, loving, and downright steamy, so don’t forget your fan! The Bonds We Break is full of everything. Mystery, intrigue, fear, anxiety, tenuous love to unbreakable bonds. A five-star read!!

As much as we know that Cass is the true lead in this book, I believe we need to take a step back and look at Jessa. If you have read the previous books, you know what I’m talking about. If not, that’s ok, here is your little cheat sheet on Jessa De Witt.

“I am Jessa De Witt, the girl that everyone wanted to be.”

Jessa has only ever known what it’s like to be a Queen B. First at Alstone High and then Alstone College. She wants to be top dog. To have everyone want to be her and will do what she can to maintain this status. Prior to Winter (Cade’s girlfriend), Cassius and Cade, consecutively, had one-night stands with her with no commitment involved, which worked for them at that time. Due to a miscommunication, Jessa is kidnapped (in place of Winter) and goes through some traumatizing experiences. Cassius is one of her rescuers from this horrifying situation. Flash to the present, Jessa is continuing to have some personal issues and when she needs help, the one person she can contact is Cassius.

Cass is just one of the guys that stood out to me from the beginning. Granted, I could safely say that statement about all the guys, but Cass is someone special. His character is fun, flirty, the ‘playboy’ of the group and the joker to lighten the situation/atmosphere. The thing is this is not all that Cassius Drummond is. It is extremely gratifying as a reader to get to see his layers being peeled back to see him, the real Cassius. Due to Jessa’s recent flare up of nightmares and anxiety over past circumstances, Cassius is rising to the Protector mode. A mode that suits him well. He will not let anyone hurt her again.

“Jessa, I’m not going anywhere, okay? You’re safe now. Safe with me.”

So, how do you take a hated enemy into a loved and accepted part of ‘The Four’ family? Simple, have Becca Steele write the story. The Evolution that Cassius and Jessa have gone through is magical and inspiring. The same can be said about Jessa and the rest of ‘The Four’ family. Cassius and Jessa are steamy, pure fire together, yet caring and affectionate. Jessa is the perfect counterpart to Cass.

“You’re important to Cass, and that means that you’re important to the rest of us.”

I can safely say that Jessa De Witt pleasantly surprised me. Her priorities shifted and a case of growing, maturing, and evolving into the strong and confident, non-judgmental, values friendships, and truly learn how to love has taken place. Jessa De Witt is a true reason to not judge a book by it’s cover.

The Fight In Us by Becca Steele–New Release

The Fight In Us by Becca Steele is here!

And it’s FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

My Review

Blurb:

Lust. Mystery. Betrayal.

Weston Cavendish. My brother’s best friend. I’d perfected the art of pretending that I didn’t want him, that he didn’t affect me every time he was near.
Or so I thought.
When his world comes crashing down, I’m the one he turns to, and I can’t deny my feelings any longer.
I know there’s something between us.
Until he finds out that I’ve been hiding things from him, too.
Broken and betrayed, can we pick up the pieces and work together to expose the truth?
The odds are stacked against us.
But I won’t give up without a fight.

While TFIU is a standalone, it’s best enjoyed after reading the previous 3 books in the series. If you haven’t read them yet, they’re all available on Amazon and free in Kindle Unlimited:

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1-click The Havoc We Wreak (#3):
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You can find Becca at her FB reader group Becca’s Book

The Fight In Us by Becca Steele–Review

Weston. Weston, Weston, Weston. I have been so curious about the ‘little brother’ in the group. Well, little brother is no longer little. Weston is just a boy (or rather a man), who is trying to make his father proud, while doing the one thing he is good at. Computers. He is the computer whiz in this group.

Besides my own curiosity to know more, I wasn’t sure what I was exactly expecting. It was quickly into the read that I realized I wanted every single possible word she could give on Weston. I may have been curious, but I grew to love this unsure, yet cocky, personality on over drive, and a heart as big as Texas to the loved ones he cares about.

Becca has written this book effortlessly and flawlessly. She gave our leads, Weston and Lena, a very emotional roller coaster storyline that readers can relate too. Ms. Steele gave us epilogue whores a chance to see more into their ‘family unit’. The unit consisting of Cade, Cassius, Z, Weston, Lena and of course, Winter. Since this book was so beautifully written, you will get lost in it and next thing you know, you’re two chapters from the end. I DID NOT want it end.

“Lena Drummond. The girl I never allowed myself to think about. The one single girl who was completely out of limits. My best friend’s sister.”

The Fight in Us is dynamic, emotional, alluring, heartbreaking, eye-opening, mysterious, and full of angst. Weston and Lena are the sole reason you should read this book. Although, getting more information on your favorite couple, Cade, and Snowflake, along with Cass and Z, is the real treat.

“You’re beautiful. Inside and out. So wild and untamed, so fucking far out of my league that I’m just waiting for you to come to your senses.”

Sancte Diaboli (book 1) by Amo Jones

Sancte Diaboli was ingrained into my brain and I could not wait to read it. This was
Bran Bran’s book with TEKC. He was back in all his quietness, aloofness, and piercing’s.

So, I have a question. How many of you are into puzzles? I’m thinking the 5,000 pieces and maybe higher. Sancte Diaboli is akin to doing a mammoth puzzle with small pieces. Amo is so good at her writing, that she inadvertently will drop those teeny tiny breadcrumbs throughout the whole book. The funny thing is these little nuggets will never directly lead you to the ending but keep you on the path that you need to focus on. She is so good at this that she’s bad😈. It’s wicked torture to keep us on the hook for the next book, but I swear she loves it.

Now, I knew before going in that there was a cliffhanger, so I thought I was semi-prepared. Well, thank goodness I wasn’t betting money over the cliffhanger, because all I could think of was, huh…whoa…OMFG! So much so that I read the ending four times and I was still shook!! That cliffhanger, you will never see coming! I had a SERIOUS BOOK HANGOVER for four days afterward. I was scheduled to start another book, but I couldn’t do it! I kept wandering around and replaying all the scenarios and situations in my head.

Readers have dubbed Amo as ‘Queen’ for a reason. She is a master at her craft. I was amazed, stunned, flabbergasted, and knocked completely off my axis after reading Sancte Diaboli. How does she take such simple individual words, yet meld them together perfectly to form an utterly amazing, multi-layered storyline with specific plot points, timelines, and consistent writing style? I don’t know, but I will gladly step forward to read any book she writes!! Congratulations, Queen Amo! Another book was exceedingly written!

***Side note: Ms. Jones is a dark romance writer!!! So, if this scares you, Sancte Diablo my not be for you, but if you’re up for it, you might learn a thing or two about ladders!***

Destroyed Destiny by Mary Catherine Gebhard–Review

Contentment: The state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.

Well, Mary Catherine Gebhard did what she does best. She threw everything within her and plastered it on the page. I am now 2 days post reading and I have one constant flowing through me. I am feeling contented. This series is finished, and I am going to completely miss Grayson Crowne and Storybook Hale.

Story and Grayson are a testament to the idea of soulmates, fate, and destiny. Life and love can be messy, but these two navigated the roller coaster of life, love, and happiness to their final ending.  

“You’re the moon, Story Hale. Some people will want to snuff you out for no other reason than to bring you into their dark.”

I was so invested in this story, that there were numerous times where I just kept reading when I needed to stop. MCG did her best to keep me guessing until the very end. There were so many twists and turns and misdirection’s that I did not know what was next and when I did, I went back and re-read it.  

Another constant in Mary’s writing is that Gray and Story continued to evolve and grow until the end. I am extremely happy and proud of Story in this book. She flourishes and matures into the person that is expected of her. She not only has herself to think about, but also her infant. Gray eventually got to where he wanted to be as a person, but it was a different journey than Story’s.

“You are where I wrote once upon a time, he is where I write happily ever after.”

Right now, I feel like that little kid that is hugging her book tightly and smiling. Why, you ask? Although I did not get all overly emotional about Destroyed Destiny, I got something better. A chance to feel as one with the book and I just saw my best friends, finally get what they wanted. DD is a very heartwarming, on the edge of your seat, contented feeling and will stick with me for a long time.

“This moment finally belonged to me. My love story just beginning.”

4 ‘little nun’ stars