Jennifer’s review of How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

Author: Melissa Toppen

Title: How We Fall

Genre: Contemporary romance, second-chance romance, friends to lovers

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

For me, this is one of the best stories of 2017 so far! Β This is a beautifully written friends to lovers second chance story. The main characters are best friends growing up. Cole leaves for college and they don’t see each other for the next six years until tragedy brings them back together. Between the story and the characters, I was lost myself in the pages of this book. I read straight through and didn’t come up for air until I was finished. I absolutely love Melissa Toppen! This book is now my favorite of hers ( I love it even more than Taming Lo)! I think this is a definite must read for everyone who loves love!

**received an advanced copy for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Abandoned by Lyz Kelley

Title: AbandonedΒ 

Author: Lyz Kelley
Genre: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense
Stars: 5 πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
In this book we have two people with a ton of emotional baggage trying to find their way to a forever love and still no killer. I don’t think I have the words to say how much I loved this book! The emotions I felt in this book were ripping my heart out. I cried throughout the whole story. I love how I could actually feel what the characters were feeling instead of just reading it. This is my favorite book in the series so far. This author has continued through each book to paint a town and characters that I can picture living in and being friends with. I’m in love with this series and this author! There are a few more hints dropped as well for who the killer is. I’m so excited for the next book. June can’t come fast enough!
**received an advanced copy**

Ashley’s Review of Coal by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane

Ashley’s 4.5-πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Review
Book: Coal
Author: Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane
Series: Regulators #3
Genre: MC Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Stars: 4.5

This was the first book I’ve read by these authors, and it was so good!!! I’ve been missing out on this series.

Paisley Asher is eccentric views that are outside the box. She believes in balance in everything she does, she exercises, does yoga and eats clean. When she accidentally bumps into the back of Coal’s motorcycle she feels that she owes him something to put her world back in balance.

Trevor “Coal” Blake is a tortured soul. As his name implies he believes his soul is as black as coal. Once Paisley accidentally hits his motorcycle and he tells her she doesn’t owe him anything she keeps popping up randomly. She even go so far as to research him in the public library. Finally Coal agrees to dinner with Paisley or as Coal has dubbed her, Pixie. Coal is in for a big surprise because Pixie is Vegan.

Has Coal finally found his match in Paisley? Will his tainted past be a barrier even before they begin?

** I voluntarily read an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **IMG_0566

Ashley’s Review of Single Submissive by Marilyn Lakewood

Ashley’s 5-πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Review
Book: Single Submissive
Author: Marilyn Lakewood
Gene: BDSM Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Stars: 5

This is the first book of read by Ms. Lakewood and I was pleasantly surprised with her writing style. I loved how she described the scenes in detail.

Sophie just want to find Mr. Right, well a Mr. Right who happens to be a Dom. She’s in the lifestyle and goes to clubs sometimes but she hasn’t met The One yet. She applies for a spot on the reality TV show the Single Submissive.

Dex Hampton and Jake Sinclair are heartthrob actors that are starring in their last movie. They are friendly rivals and everything turned into a competition between them. The producer and fellow Dom of their next movie invites them over to his house to go over some promotional stuff. And that’s when they see her, Sophie was at the house but she didn’t see the two sexy Doms. They both get a spot on the reality TV show with Sophie. They have an uphill battle to win Sophie’s heart, because she hell-bent on actors not be in the right Dom for her. Will she let her defenses down enough to let either of the actors in?

** I voluntarily read an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **IMG_0478.JPG

Ashley’s Review of Heir by D.S. Wrights and Lilith Dark

Ashley’s 4.5-πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Review
Book: Heir
Author: D.S. Wrights and Lilith Dark
Series: Howl #3
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Stars: 4.5

I’ve been reading these books since the first in the series, and they keep getting better. I love how the authors intertwine paranormal with the erotic scenes. This book picks up right were Hunt leaves off by Liala and Rick escaping the Hunters while Nate just lets them escape. Liala doesn’t know what to make of Rick yet, all she knows that he is helping her escape. She has to make a decision- blindly trust Rick that he will help her get back to her family and protect them from the Hunters. Once she gets back to her family she has yet another decision to make, follow her mother and send all the half breeds to their death or step up to her rightful place as being the Alpha. Heartache ensues when she has to make the difficult decision… Will she finally take a mate? Who will it be Rick or Nate?

** I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **IMG_0381

Ashley’s Review of Strike Back by Beth Rhodes

Ashley’s 4-πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Review
Book: Strike Back
Author: Beth Rhodes
Series: Hawk Elite Security #1
Genre: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Stars: 4

Ms. Rhodes is a new author to me and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed her work. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Hawk and Stacy, they’ve been married for almost 20 years and they are still in love like it was the first day. Nathan Hawkins, the owner of Hawk Elite Security and former marine, has been put in a tough spot wanting to protect those he loves with his failing sight. Scar tissue has built up in his brain and he is effectively going blind and his marriage to Stacy is in jeopardy.

Stacy Hawkins is a former member of Hawk Elite Security but having taken a back seat to raise her and Hawk’s children. Even in their favorite vacation destination her husband becomes distant she seeks the emotional support from a stranger. But this stranger has ulteriorly motives. When the past havoc becomes the present will Hawk’s vision hold up to protect Stacy and their family?

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **img_0009

Ashley’s Review of Mayhem by Alexis Noelle

Ashley’s 5-πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Review
Book: Mayhem
Author: Alexis Noelle
Series: Deathstalkers MC #5
Genre: MC Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Stars: 5

This is a new author to me and I absolutely love her writing. She takes serious topics, such as domestic violence, and discusses them sensitively.

Cutter is the manager at Ambrosia, the MC’s strip club, and he’s looking for an assistant to help him get all of the club’s paperwork straightened out. Jasmine applies for the assistant job when her husband loses his job and forces her to work. Little did she know it was an assistant job at a strip club. Cutter just can’t get his mind off his little assistant, she’s beautiful to him in her own way but a lot skittish.

Cutter knows somethings up when Jasmine’s husband comes in to the club and starts threatening all the workers and Jasmine. He rescues Jasmine from her husband after he has beaten her. There are a lot of problems for them to overcome- Jasmine is so programmed to follow instructions she can’t function without directions from Cutter. But Cutter is so patient with Jasmine. Can Jasmine overcome her abuse and learn to love again?

Ms. Noelle is a fabulous author and I can’t wait for what she puts out next. I wish I could rate this book higher than 5 stars.

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **Mayhem