Jennifer’s review of Fighting Weight by Gillian Jones

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Title: Fighting Weight

Author: Gillian Jones

Genre: Contemporary romance

Stars: 5:🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍

I have been trying to come up with the words to do this book justice. I just can’t seem to come up with the right words. This book was so heartbreakingly beautiful. I felt the story deep down in my soul. Alina could have been anyone, including me. I felt her pain, unworthiness, and shame. I cried so hard at what she went through. This has to be one of the best I have read all year. It was such a beautiful, painful story and so well written it felt real. This was my first Gillian Jones book but definitely won’t be my last! She has such an amazing gift to tell such an amazing story. I hope everyone who reads this will love it as much as I did! Warning: Bring tissues
received an advanced copy

Jennifer’s review of Door in the Garden of Shadows by April Canavan

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Title: Door in the Garden of Shadows

Author: April Canavan

Genre: fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance

Stars: 4🛍🛍🛍🛍

Door in the Garden of Shadows is book three in the Destruction of Magic series. It can easily be read as a standalone. This is the first book in this series I have read. I loved it. It is fantasy but had an epic fantasy feel. I thought the story was well written and the characters were so well formed I fell in love with them from the start. Mostly, this book had me turning the pages to see what happen next. Some spots were a little slow for me but overall this book was a fantastic and extremely creative adventure!
received an advanced copy

Jennifer’s review of Pivot Line by Rebel Farris

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Title: Pivot Line  (Falling Small Duet #2)

Author: Rebel Farris

Genre: Romantic suspense

Stars: 5🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍

Oh my goodness! This was such an amazing followup to False Start. The absolute crazy twits and turns had my mouth open in surprise and kept me repeating “what?!” in my head. This book had me guessing until the end. It was steamy and suspenseful in just the right places. This is a pretty perfect romantic suspense duo in my opinion. I recommend this for anyone who loves suspense, thriller and romantic suspense like me. I love this book so much! I’m super excited to see what Rebel Farris has for us next!
**received an advanced copy**

Jennifer’s review of Until Harmony by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds

Genre: Contemporary romance

Stars: 5🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍

Even after all these years of reading the Until series I still can’t get enough. This book is all I have come come to expect of the series and more. Until Harmony stays true to the signature fast pace relationship, over the top alpha males, danger and suspense and passionate love. This story was beautifully written and Harmony and Harlen were fantastic main characters. Their love for each other and their friendship was shown on each page of this book. I love that even with the fast pace of their relationship I can still see, enjoy and be a part of watching them grow together and learn each other. I was also super excited to see not only Nico and Sophie but grandma and grandpa Mayson again. I thoroughly enjoyed Until Harmony. This is a wonderful addition to the Until series and definitely makes you want to #believeintheboom
**received an advanced copy**

Here Without You by JJ Harper

HERE WITHOUT YOU RELEASE DAY INFORMATION`(¯`v´¯) HERE WITHOUT YOU.`•.¸.•´ COOPER’S RIDGE SERIES¸.•´.•´¨) ¸.•¨)BOOK TWO(¸.•´(¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`* OUT NOWhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QZ8SRMhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079QZ8SRM#Gayromance #ménage #Comingsoon#Coopersridge #StandaloneArcher Hawkins and Mallory Halston literally run into each other anda true love story is born. Archer pursues Mallory with absolute determination making him fall hook, line, and sinker.“I really would like to get to know you, Mallory.” His voice husky in my ear. “I don’t think it’s a good idea, I’m sorry.” I’m already kicking myself for turning him down. “That’s okay, I’ll ask again tomorrow, and the day after, I’ll get you to say yes in the end.” But just when they’re about to get everything they ever hoped tragedy strikes leaving Mal alone and adrift. Putting his past behind him Mal stumbles upon Cooper’s Ridge. Changing his name to Carter, he takes a chance, becoming a bartender at The Last Drop Inn, and embarking on a new life.Local attorney, Dan Mortimer, has finally found and captured the heart of Cooper’s Ridge’s newest resident, Carter.“I was coming in to see you, and maybe get you to agree to dinner with me. C’mon Carter it’s only dinner, I’m a nice guy I promise.”But when Dan’s college friend comes to town to recuperate after a horrible car accident, it seems the most important men in his life may have something to answer for. And just how far will an evil, conniving, homophobic mother with a vendetta go to bring them all down?Here Without You is a gay ménage story with plenty of hot sex and strong language and is therefore suitable for readers aged 18 and over.Excerpt One“Can I see you again? Tonight? Please, Mallory, give me another chance.” He smiles softly, making my heart skip a beat.“I can’t do tonight. I’m here ‘til ten o’clock.” I look over myshoulder, and my boss is scowling at me, his arms folded over his chest. “I’ve got to get to work. I’m sorry, Archer. Maybe another day.” I scurry away, avoiding eye contact with my boss and serve the next customer.“I’ll be here at ten, Mallory,” Archer calls out as he walks out.“This isn’t a pick-up joint, Halston. Get to work,” Mr. Kowolski mutters to me before stomping back to his office.Carl looks at me and gives me a smile. “He’s a hot guy, rich too. You should go for him.” He winks and carries on serving.The day is long, and I’m hot and sweaty by the time I finish. All I want to do is go back to my room and get under a cold shower. The night has cooled down, but even in darkness, the heat is suffocating. I walk out the kitchen door and see Archer waiting for me. He smiles and pushes off from the wall. I look at his long legs clad in denim tonight, and a tight-fitting short-sleeved shirt shows off his broad chest, making me swallow hard.“You shouldn’t have come out again, Archer. I’m tired and in desperate need of a shower and my bed. Can we take a raincheck?” I ask quietly as he approaches me.His green eyes darken as he looks me over. “I’m here now, and I can offer you both of those options if you’d like to come back to my place.” His voice is deepand husky as he steps into my space.“Huh? I don’t think that’s a good idea. We don’t know each other.” I struggle to speak as I inhale the crisp citrus scent of his cologne.“What better way to find out more.” His mouth is so close to mine I can feel hiswarm breath washing over my dry lips. I slide my tongue over my lower lip, dampening it or maybe trying to capture his flavor. My eyes flutter as I feel his mouth brush over mine, a touch so light I could have almost believed I imagined it until I hear him sigh.“Shit,” I mutter under my breath. My heart beats frantically in my chest as I crave for his touch.“Come back with me, Mallory.” His words resonate in my chest, making my refusal impossible. I nod my head and let him take my hand. “Thank you,” he whispers.Excerpt twoWhen I walk into work, it looks like there’s an intervention about to take place. Kes, East, and Denver are all here as well as Shelley and the new bartender, Paris.“Hey, guys. What’s up?” I step up to them and see the huge grins on their faces. “Why are you looking like goons?”“We thought we’d come in and say hi. Y’know, just a catch-up.” Kes keeps smiling as he laughs.“Oh really, you just happened to drop by. Right, fine. I’ll play along.” I narrow my eyes because I damn well knowwhy they are here. “How are you keeping, what’s new?”Denver smiles and looks me over. I remember I’ve got the same clothes on as last night, but I don’t think they would know that. “Oh, we’re all good, y’know. Getting along with the joys of parenting, what about you? What’s new with you?” His grin is devilish.“I’m good. Nothing much to say. I’ll just get to the office and start on the banking.” I walk past as East looks at me and catches hold of my arm and looks at my neck. His finger nudges the necklineof my shirt and drags it away.I tug away from him as he laughs. “Fuck off, East!” I scowl and move on.“He’s got a hickey!” He smirks, and the rest of them all burst out laughing.“Come on, Carter, spill the beans! What’s going on with you and the hot lawyer?” Kes is still laughing but stops when I shoot him a back-off look.But as I think of Dan and the amazing morning, I can’t help grinning. “It’s going well. That’s all I’m going to say.”“Congratulations, Carter. Happiness looks good on you. And if it’s Daniel who is making you happy embrace it, buddy.” Kes smiles again.“Yeah, we’re only messing with you. It’s been great to see you smile more.” Shelley hugs me and drops a kiss on my cheek.The rest of the day drags as I watch the door. Dan said he’d try to come in, but he didn’t say when.“Stop staring at the door. If he said he’ll come, he will.” Paris sighs at me and nudges me with his elbow.“I’m not staring. I just glanced over when you happened to be looking at me,” I grumble.“You keep telling yourself that,” he jokes, then looks up and smiles. “It looks like your man is here.”I whip my head around and gape as I take him in, striding towards me, his eyes fixed on me and only me. I gulp and stare. His dirty-blond hair is in its rough-and-ready state that just makes me want to run my fingers through it. His amber eyes blaze with gold flashes as he looks me over. I drink in the fitted white T-shirt stretched tight over muscles I have traced with my tongue. His blue, well-worn jeans mold his long, strong legs, the muscles flexing as he gets closer.His eyes flicker down to my mouth as I dampen my bottom lip, making him copy my action. Fuck! He is hot as shit!“Hey, baby,” he murmurs as he reaches the bar.“Hey, you,” I whisper back as we both lean overthe polished wood bar. Our mouths touch, and I hum against his soft, but oh so firm, lips. “I’ve missed you.”“I’ve missed you too.”When we pull apart, I notice the room has gone quiet as everyone stares. I look at Shelley, and she fans her face.“Holy fuck, you two are hot as hell!” She looks around and laughs. “I think they just got their Hollywood moment, that was straight out of the movies.”

 

Jennifer’s review of Spark by SL Scott

Title: Spark

Author: SL Scott

Genre: Contemporary romance, rockstar romance

Stars: 5🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍

Spark was just a beautiful story. This is technically a rock star romance but it’s so so so much more. The story was very well written and the characters were deep and real. I love that Jet was more of an up and coming rocker than the normal already hit the big time that I usually see. It makes it easier from the start to see him as a real and more relatable person. These characters go through so much. The pain and emotional turmoil they deal with it heart breaking. I was up and down with emotions while reading this book. I felt like I was going through everything with them. Going through the ups and downs with these characters made the love and romance in the story so much sweeter. This was a beautiful and at times heart breaking book. I’m excited to check out more SL Scott and for more of this series!
**received an advanced copy**

Heartbreak for Hire by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea

HEARTBREAK FOR HIRE IS LIVE!

I turn trusted housewives into adulterous whores.

Let’s face it, nothing lasts forever. She may have started out as your wet dream, but now she’s your ball and chain. Let me set you free.
I’ll turn your loyal lady into a lecherous liar.
I can give you the uncontested divorce you desire, end your impending engagement, or rid you of that clingy girlfriend.
Either way, you’ll be a free man.

 

My name is Rift, and men pay me to have affairs with their women. It’s my job to get caught. While unethical, my profession is easy. Hell, most days it’s fun. At least until I fall for the soon-to-be ex of my newest client.
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STALK MELISSA ANDREA
I reached out to unzip the plastic
holding my dress, but just as I did, the door to the dressing room flew
open, and Dylan stood there looking back at me.
His eyes were wide with shock, as if he hadn’t expected me to be behind
the door, and then they dropped from my face and slid down my body in an
invisible caress.
I should have covered myself; I
should have screamed at him to get out, but I didn’t move or tell him to go.
The way he was looking at me, I needed that. I needed to feel beautiful and
desirable.
“What are you doing here?” I watched
him, his eyes a stormy blue.
His eyes devoured me, making me feel
uncomfortable. If Mitchell supposedly loved me and disliked what he saw when he
looked at me, then surely a man who didn’t love me would see me as even worse.
“The lady out front said the
bathroom was the last door on the right, but I’m guessing she meant the last
door on the left,” he said, not bothering to the hide the fact that he was
looking at my body.
I nodded, not sure what to say.
“I should apologize and turn around
and leave.”
I swallowed hard.
He didn’t leave.
Instead, he moved into the room and
quietly shut the door behind him.
“But you see, there’s a problem.”
“What’s that?” I asked.
He reached out, running a single
finger over my shoulder and down across my chest. “I can’t stop looking at
you.”
I folded my arms across my chest
now, feeling more exposed than I ever had in my life. His finger dipped into
the top of my folded arms and between my breasts.
“You’re covering yourself like a
woman who thinks she’s unattractive,” he said, moving close enough that his
whispered words ruffled the hairs on the
side of my face. “But the truth is, my cock’s hard just looking at you.”
I stiffened at his words.
No one had ever spoken to me like
that. No man had ever been so brazen, saying naughty words to me in such a
manner.
“How does that make you feel, Gwyn?”
He moved closer, his lips skimming my earlobe and making me bite my bottom lip.
I should have run out, but I was
half naked. And the truth was, I couldn’t move. My legs were stiff, and my feet
were rooted to the spot.
“How does it make you feel knowing
my cock is hard and throbbing for you?” He licked my lobe, and I shivered.
“Here you are, in your white bra and panties, looking so innocent and
corruptible … what’s an evil man like me supposed to do?”
“You’re not evil,” I said, finally
able to speak up.
My voice squeaked with my words,
making me blush even harder.
He leaned back, his brow lifting in
question. “You don’t think I’m evil?”
I shook my head. “Not even a little
bit.”
“I assure you I am.” Again, he
leaned forward, pressing his lips against my shoulder.
As if an automatic reflex, I tilted
my head to the side to give him more skin to explore.
“I’m jealous of the way the lace on
your panties is riding up your curvy hips and disappearing into the sweet space
between your thighs.” He kissed my shoulder once again, his breath striking the
side of my neck and filling my ear. “I want to be that lace, Gwyn. I want to be
resting inside your warmth.”

Dear God, he was good, and I was so very bad.