Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon


This story was not something I expected. It was also nothing I’ve ever read before. But it became one of my all-time favorites.

Seriously, I don’t have any words to describe this book. Maybe I’ll just give you my five greats…. This book, this author, her talent, her words, Moses and Georgia’s story.

I can’t even tell you how much this story touched me and how much I want to read it again for the first time. This will definitely go on my must-re-read list and it should at least be on your to-read too!

The concept of the story was very unique and I devoured every bit of it. I laughed and cried equally as much and even hugged the book to my chest. There wasn’t much left that I did not highlight because I couldn’t decide what I loved more. Every word was absolutely perfect.

Moses gift, or cracks, as Georgia called them, were paranormal but it was still a love story that was very emotional. The ending was suspenseful and I said goodbye to the characters with a laughing and a crying eye.

Usually I write rather long reviews, especially of books I loved, but my, this book truly made me speechless. Please, for the love of Moses, read it!

‘If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. It will still make your chest ache and your stomach flip with dread. But you’ll know, and you’ll be able to prepare. And that’s my gift to you. I wasn’t given that same courtesy. I wasn’t prepared.’

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Book Review: Kiss Me Back by Sidney Halston

I kind of knew what to expect from this book but if you’re new to this series the blurb could lead you astray. It sounds more like a sexy romance instead of a story full of depth, struggles, secrets and hidden feelings.
And because life isn't fair, God has been abundantly kind to the man by not only blessing him with wealth and charisma, he also has sex appeal the likes of which I've never experienced, which is why every time he walks by, I want to jump him like a cat in heat.’
What I love most about the panic series is that the stories are no fairytales but full of real life problems. The characters aren’t impeccable but perfectly imperfect which makes them human and a lot more loveable and relatable.
‘My palms sweat and my heart starts to beat faster every time he's near.’
Although I should have known Lola’s secret because I’ve read it somewhere before, I’d totally forgotten about it until it came up in the story. I’m glad that I didn’t remember it though because it made for a different experience. I’ve always been someone who preferred to go into a story as blind as possible.
‘Fox is a man and one helluva a man at that.’
Lola and Fox surprised me. They both weren’t typical characters I’ve read about and I’m also not much into Silver Foxes but this story had much heavier stuff to deal with than just being a sweet romance book. Like the other books in this series the characters each had their own struggles and as they kept them a secret and didn’t talk about it, a lot of frustration and misunderstandings happened.

I loved this book so much. Although it was a different love than with the previous books. As I mentioned before the characters weren’t perfect but that made them so much more loveable. I wanted to talk some sense into them so they would finally see what they had and to embrace each other. But they made it very hard on themselves and struggled through a lot just because they didn’t properly communicate which led to a lot of frustrations. This is very much a problem people have in our society. But it’s society’s fault because of the pressure that’s put on each and every one to be perfect and better than others. The key is to accept who you are with all your ‘imperfections’ and to not see them as flaws but that they make you special and unique in a good way.
‘And somehow life seems a little easier now that she's here with me.’
When I started reading this book I'd have never thought that it would lead me on this beautiful journey and end here. It was an unputdownable book because although the story was a slow progress and didn’t rush it still never felt dragging. The ending was rather unexpected though but I absolutely loved the paper planes.

Fox and Lola will always hold a special place in my heart. Right next to Matt and Nick. =P
‘Without thinking it through and with courage I didn't know I had, I reach across the bar and run my thumb across the corner of his lip.’
If stories like these don’t even make you think about re-evaluating your life, you can count yourself very lucky. It definitely made me reflect on what’s really important and to not take what I have for granted.

Ps.: I loved that we had Matt and Nick back, even if just for short glimpses. How could I’ve forgotten how much I loved and missed them?! *7th heaven*

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Book Review: Blinded by You by Terri E. Laine

I jumped into this story blind without any inkling what it’s about and although I rarely read novellas, I absolutely loved this book (it combines Honey & Sugar).

I was hooked from the start, captured throughout and head over heels in love!

As it is common in short reads, the story was rather predictable and moved fast ahead but it never felt inept. It actually had a great pace and I enjoyed how Honey slowly became a part of Jake’s world despite their work relationship.

Although the main story obviously was about Jake and Honey, there was much more going on with his dad, daughter, and the ranch. I was completely engrossed in this book.

There was a lot of potential for this book to be more of a full-length novel. Such a pity that it wasn’t, but I loved it nonetheless.

Ps.: I really wish there was a Book coming about Axel. =P

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Book Review: Adrenaline Heat by Carolyn Reilly

I fully enjoyed this unputdownable kick-ass story which had a fast pace and really lived up to its title.

Talk about thrilling. Adrenaline Heat had me on the edge of my seat like the James Bond movies my boyfriend makes me watch all the time. =P Although it’s not a secret agents book it did have some similarities due to the deception, secretiveness, the advanced technology and all the fancy gadgets, not to mention the very heated moments in between. And I loved all of it!

This book was somewhat different to the first one because book #1 had a lot of necessary information about the complex world the characters lived in and their background basics, whereas book #2 had a faster pace and fully concentrated on the main couple’s story. But fear not, there was still a lot of action going on with the continuing of GovCorp’s scheming.

The Story:
Luna only wanted to help her sister but instead found herself in a tricky situation when GovCorp blackmails her into betraying her husband. Being stuck in this seemingly hopeless dilemma only gets worse when her lies are revealed because it’s not only her world that comes tumbling down.

Although this book is about a different couple, it’s recommended to read the first book first, not only because it’s a brilliant story but also because this world of GVs is rather complex and there’s a lot of information in the first book that is important to fully understand what’s going on, and also because the story of Luna and Oliver started there. But I must say that if you don’t much care about background information and don’t get easily confused when you don’t know every detail and you really don’t want to start from the beginning, you could probably just read this book and still enjoy the suspenseful love story on its own. It’s up to you.

Now on to the characters. Oliver and Luna didn’t have it easy as their marriage got shaken up and had them in an emotional turmoil. I never resented Luna for what she did because I think she had understandable reasons for her actions. Despite his troubled feelings because of what she’d done Oliver was very protective of his woman and I loved that most about him. I’m a sucker for love that’s overshadowed by dark emotions like anger. What can I say, I like to see the characters having to work for it. =P

As I mentioned before this second story focused more on the couple and their obvious problem although the bad guys were still at work and both were perfectly woven into a fantastic story.
This is a highly recommended read for all the fans of well written books with a great storyline and lots of suspense.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by the author. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Monday, July 23, 2018

Book Review: Sick Fux by Tillie Cole

That's one of those books that're very hard to rate. It started out sooooo good! I loved it and thought it was going to be at least a 4 or even 5 star read. Then it got to the point where it became repetitive and dragging and I was like okaaay that's not more than a 3 star. So, after I finished the book, I have to say that for me personally it would be an overall 3 star read because I wouldn't read it a second time. But on the other hand it was a very unique story and the writing was amazing. So, you see, it’s a fight between 3 and 4 stars. The deciding factor finally was the fact that I only finished the story because of my curiosity on how the book was going to end.
'Time For Tea.'
The story was a lot different to what I anticipated, though that was not at all the problem for me. I really liked the very fascinating characters and the visualization I had in my head of them. I loved Dolly and Rabbit and wished I could have brought them to life just to admire. They were so complex though that it would have been impossible to do them justice. Those crazy puppets really had some screws loose but who could blame them for what had been done to them?! I was really glad they got their revenge.
'“Tick tock, Rabbit. Always and forever, tick tock.”'
As you know from the warnings in the blurb, this book contains a lot of dark and sensitive subjects. I must say that I had no problem at all reading this story because I had read a lot darker books before. As long as the details don't get too descriptive I have no problems with reading anything. Movies would be an entirely different thing though. Honestly, I think that this story wasn't typically dark. It covered morbid subjects but that didn’t necessarily make it a dark read. It mostly was just really crazy due to the mentally disordered characters and all the blood play. One could even say it was close to a thriller. But yeah, it had dark themes.
'Dark. The only way I could explain his scent was dark'
Please don't judge the book by my rating because I really wasn't sure how to rate it due to the fact that I loved a lot of parts but just not all of them. The writing was awesome and if you like cray cray stories than this is probably right up your alley! And if not, let's just admire this gorgeous cover!
This was my first book by this author and I was very surprised in a positive way but I'm a person that prefers plausible things. When a story (even fiction) gets too convenient for the characters and stretches plausibility too far so that I can’t wrap my mind around it anymore, it just ruins the fun for me. Those characters definitely lived in their own little world but when everything is allowed and there are no rules to follow, where's the fun in that? I don't say that this story is full of BS because it sure wasn't. I just think it could have been better at some parts especially when the pace slowed down too much and it was on repeat of killing and literally bloody fucking/playing.
'My Alice in Wonderland about to start her adventure.'
This was a very dark, enthralling and fucked up version of Alice in Wonderland but it was so weird and strangely compelling that it was actually great.
'Looking down at Dolly, I took my watch from my pocket, raised it to my ear and announced, “Tick tock.”'
I loved the picture of these two characters in my head. Them driving in his mustang. Her dressed like Alice from Wonderland in blue and white with her pink lipstick, the black hairband and the doll’s head hanging from her belt; him in a black suit stroking the rabbit's head on his weapon/cane and checking the time on his pocket watch 'Tick tock'. That's a sight to behold. Wow.
“'Only Earl Grey will ever do.”'
 My rating: 3-4 of 5 stars

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Book Review: Shameless by Michelle Horst

What a great read! I especially loved Evie’s development and how strong her character was.

I knew a little about this story already from the previous book but it did not prepare me for the way it’s seen from Evie’s POV. I admired her strength in all those horrible situations she’s been in and that she came out stronger in the end.
'Everyone deserves a chance at a good life, and there's nothing I want more than to be that chance for her.'
The story had a good flow and I feel like the author improved with each book in this series on how she told her stories.

I normally dread the part where h and H are separated but here I loved it as much as when they were together because other awesome characters filled the void. One of them we’ve already met – Miss Sebastian. Her character was phenomenal and absolutely hilarious. She always made me laugh and I hope we will see her again in the future. I also loved having the entire group together again especially since it’s the end of the series and it was like a nice goodbye.
'How's it possible that you can wake up in the morning with your heart still safely in your chest, but come night, it belongs to someone else?'

The Story:
Evie had a tough start in life and living on the streets is harder than she imagined it would be, but it's still a lot better than staying with her foster parents. Although it's not an ideal job, Evie is glad to have work at all, even when it meant cleaning other people's houses in nothing but a slip and heels.
When Rhett's eyes land on her, he can’t believe that a young girl like her does such a job. His protectiveness takes over and he wants to help her no matter how stubborn she is to make it on her own. Because he was given such a chance from Mr. Heyes, without whom he wouldn't know where he'd be, and now he wants to pay it forward because everyone deserves a chance.
'I might be a twisted fucker, but I'll never be able to turn a blind eye to a woman or kid who needs help. Dad taught me that men are stronger for a reason, and it's to protect women and children.'
Generally, I loved the book and couldn’t stop reading. There were just tiny things I’d have liked differently but that’s just my personal opinion. For example the thing with Kyle felt a bit half-assed thrown in where it was needed. I would have liked there to be more trouble or generally for him to be more a part of the story or otherwise to not have him at all. And when Rhett came back to her, everything went down a bit too fast. Sure, they talked, but after so many years since they’d seen each other, I felt like there needed to be some more time for them to finally be together.
Regarding the epilogue, I loved it but where was Evie?! It was partly her story so I would have liked to see her there as well. How did it end with her?! What happened with her job? I mean, I know what happened with her last one but what happened next? I missed some more elaborations there.
'I'm nothing but a charity case.'
It’s with a laughing and a crying eye that I say goodbye to this series and its characters because as sad as it is to see them go, I can’t wait for the next series. I hope it’s about the guys that had a short part in this book. =P
'Usually, I have self-control made of steel, but when it comes to Evie, it turns to Jell-O.'
-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Book Review: Adrenaline Whisper by Carolyn Reilly

What a perfect little read. A suspenseful and fast-paced story that leaves nothing to be desired.

Have you ever felt as if something's missing even after you finished a book?! Well, I most often feel that way with short reads. Not so with this one though! I absolutely loved how it was a quick read but still a full story.

This action-packed novella had a great storyline, strong characters, lots of suspense, and the sexual tension definitely didn't come too short.

If you're new to this author, this is a great way to get to know her writing without having to invest a lot of time. And if you liked it, you can jump right into Adrenaline Secrets which is a full length novel about a different couple but plays in the same universe and will give you a lot more background on GovCorp and the Committee. I hope you'll give it a try because I’m truly fascinated by this series so far.

The Story:
Sela prefers to work alone but when Cruz was sent as her backup on a mission that’s a lot more personal to him than he'd have liked to, she has trouble trusting him due to her past experience. Being in an environment where she can’t trust anybody - not even her own partner - makes this mission hard enough. Having to deal with desire towards said partner takes this to a whole other level.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: The Blame Game by Tracie Delaney

The Blame Game
by Tracie Delaney
Series: The Brook Brothers #1
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19th, 2018


Their paths were destined to cross.
First she’ll make him hers.
Then she’ll ruin him.

To save his dream, Jax Brook needs a loan—fast.
And the gorgeous, seductive Indie Monroe holds the key to his success.

At first she’s supportive, enticingly so, but as Jax falls deeper under Indie’s spell, he can’t help but wonder at the secrets she won’t share.

Indie hasn’t a mean bone in her body, but family must come first.
For the sins of his father, Jax will pay.

Except Jax isn’t the sinner, she is. And she’s fallen for him.

As their lives collide, Indie begins to have second thoughts about the path she’s destined to walk. However, she isn’t alone in her desire for vengeance. Someone is pulling her strings. And no matter how hard she tugs, they won’t let go.

If he can’t forgive her, will he at least try and save her?
Love is supposed to be strong. Isn’t it?

The Blame Game is the first in a new series that follows four brothers through their lives and loves, trials and triumphs.
Each can be read as a stand-alone.


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Tracie Delaney writes contemporary romance novels that centre around strong characters and real life problem with, of course, a perfect Happy Ever After ending.

When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match, especially those involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.

Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband and her two crazy Westie puppies, Cooper and Murphy. Any tips on stopping them chewing the furniture would be gratefully received.

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My review:

A great story that showed so perfectly how poisonous the feeling of revenge can be and what it can do to a person, how it can eat at you and destroy you if you let it.

Although Jax only needed financial help, he got a lot more than what he planned when Indie came into the picture. With instant attraction on both sides, what's more to wish for? Well, there's a tiny thing called revenge that made everything a lot more complicated. Until real feelings got involved, because that's where it became a whole lot messier.
'Jax had to pay for what his father had done.'
There was only a little background info on Jax and his brothers but with more books to come in this series I'm sure we will learn more about them. I feel like I know only a handful of facts about Jax whereas Indie gave some more insight into her past, though I'm not sure how accurate those were because it felt a bit like her view had been manipulated by the things planted in her head by a certain someone.

There's honestly nothing negative to say about this book. It was a great story that was well written. I loved the author's previous books and I truly enjoyed this read as well. The only thing preventing me from a full star rating was my lack of connection and liking of the characters, mainly the heroine. It just kept me from being sucked into the story and fully loving it. I also didn't buy into the instant attraction. Everything happened so fast and I just didn't feel the spark.

Finally at Chapter 16, at around 60%, did I start to like the characters more. I can’t explain why but from then on I had a better feeling of it altogether. Maybe it was because Indie had played this game all along and didn't fully show her true self until this point which made it hard for me to like her, and that's a tough thing for a story if I don't much like the heroine.
'She was making him want something he hadn't thought possible – a life for himself.'
The third person involved in this story was like a black shadow looming over Indie and Jax. I felt sorry for what Indie had been through in her youth and I felt really bad for Jax not knowing what came to him. But mainly I was mad at Indie for playing this game, no matter how ridden by guilt she was.

At the end of the story was a little peek into what's coming next in this series and I'm really excited for the other brother's book.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by the author. --

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Release Blitz: Happy Hour by Piper Rayne

Happy Hour
by Piper Rayne
Charity Case #3
Genre: Romantic Comedy Standalone
Release Date: July 12th, 2018


The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure

Dating is hard.
Dating in your thirties is even harder.
Dating in Chicago is harder still.

I haven't given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I'm wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be.

Truth is, there is one guy I can't get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I've dreamed of running my hands through and I'm pretty sure that if I checked he really does have a six pack of abs underneath his suit. And I've always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs.

The problem? He's the one man I hate more than my ex-husband…

His divorce attorney.


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About the authors:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Model Boyfriend by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick

Model Boyfriend
by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 10th, 2018


A powerful contemporary romance set in the fast-moving world of international modelling.

What’s it like dating one of the most beautiful men in the world? A man whose face is on every magazine and ad campaign?
Not as much fun as it sounds, as Anna Scott is about to find out.

Retired from rugby at the age of 33, injured and bored, Nick is given the chance to enter the high stakes world of fashion photography as a model.

But behind the glittering façade lies an ugly reality: drugs, alcohol, all the deadly sins, and people willing to sleep their way to the top.

It’s a tough life and tougher on relationships.

Nick needs to learn to navigate the treacherous path quickly or risk losing it all—including the woman who has become his reason for living.

In this glamorous world, there is no room for error. Being a MODEL BOYFRIEND has never been harder.

Can nice guy Nick find his way through, or will he be tempted to risk it all? Because the one thing he despises is failure.
He’s a lot more than a pretty face. 

This story continues where UNDEFEATED left off, although it can also be read as a stand-alone story in its own right.


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About the authors:

Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player whose career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had several major injuries that nearly ended his career just as in Undefeated, the amazing collaboration with Jane.
Currently he is a Personal trainer living in Cheshire, UK, and has an online fitness program: Fear Nothing Fitness.

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Jane is a best-selling author of compelling, thought-provoking contemporary romances. Her first collaboration with Stuart is UNDEFEATED.

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My review:

The story of Anna and Nick continued. How awesome is that?! I was really excited about this sequel and it did not disappoint. This book was as well-written and detailed as the first one and felt equally as realistic.

The Story:
With Nick’s retirement from rugby ended a big chapter in his life and he has a hard time accepting this change and finding a new purpose. Nick had always been in control with his tight schedule, he knew the ins and outs of his job just to find himself now so very lost and bored at the age of 33. When the door to another world opened for him it brings a lot of adjustment for him and Anna. Will their love survive another rough patch and will Nick be able to save himself from the downward spiral that his life has become?
'After today, he was on the outside. If he ever came back to visit, he'd be the one watching all the action, but no longer part of it.'
The pace was rather slow but I had the feeling as if there was a lot of real life experience in this book and since real life can be slow at times I think it was okay that the story wasn’t rushed. So keep in mind that this is not a fast paced story. But if you’ve read the first book, you’ll probably expect that already.
'If I'm not Nick Renshaw the Rugby star anymore, who am I? What's my purpose?'
I liked that the characters showed us their flaws and that they weren't perfect. Similar to the first book they struggled with common relationship issues and everyday kind of problems that we all face in real life in one way or another. They also still had communication problems which had them unnecessarily doubting each other’s feelings. Doubt, not voicing one's concern and assuming can lead to dangerous misunderstandings in any kind of relationship and those problems definitely had the characters jumping through hoops.
'If he was honest, not knowing who or what he was, it scared him.'
There were some very sweet and affectionate moments and I even laughed out loud a time or two but the side characters like Brendan really gave the story some pep and the finishing touch.
'Advice given years earlier only makes sense when your experiences have made you wise enough to truly understand what it all meant.'
Although I suppose you could read this book as a standalone, I’d advise to read the first one anyway because it's were Nick and Anna's story began and you shouldn't miss out on it.
I loved this book and really enjoyed reading it though like the first one it was almost like reading a biography instead of fiction. So, you have to decide for yourself if you like that kind of books or not but I’ll make sure to get myself a signed copy of this beauty at the next book signing event. =P

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by the author. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cover Reveal: False Perceptions by Michelle Heard

False Perceptions
by Michelle Heard
Military Romance
Release Date: July 25th, 2018


Conspiracies and lies lead to a secret that was never supposed to be uncovered.

Six months ago we rescued Emilie Swanson, the daughter of retired Navy Admiral George Swanson – now a senator running for the presidency.

Having just returned from a harrowing operation gone wrong, I accept an undercover mission. With orders to protect Emilie from any further threats, everything should be uncomplicated. Expecting a socialite, I’m surprised when I get to know the spirited woman.

But the Navy SEAL motto is true. The only easy day was yesterday.

To save her I have to take on a powerful political player who will do anything to further his career. Things aren’t what they seem, and the threat to Emilie’s life lies much closer to home than we thought.

Time is running out as we’re both caught in a web of false perceptions.


 About the author:

Michelle Heard is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry

by Brittainy C. Cherry
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28th, 2018


Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.
After fifteen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another.

I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side.
All I wanted was for him to come back to me.

Then, Jackson Emery appeared.

He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart.

We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too closed-off for me, and I was too damaged for him.

Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat.
I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear.

When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me.

I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…
I prayed for him to be mine.
Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.


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“I’ve read about boys like you in books, ya know,” she whispered, her fingers slowly spinning spirals on my chest.
“Oh, yeah? What did those books teach you about boys like me?”
“Well…” She bit her bottom lip, and with a small inhalation, she whispered, “They taught me to stay away.”
“Then why are you so close?”
She tilted her head up, looking me straight in the eyes. “Because in those stories, the heroine never ever listens.”
“And then there’s trouble?” I asked.
“Yes, and then there’s trouble.”
From the way she said those words, I knew trouble was exactly what she was in search of. We were the classic cliché. She was the good girl next door, I the monster from around the block. We were perfect opposites for the perfect storm, and she was asking me to be her next flaw, her greatest mistake.
And, well, who was I not to live up to her request?
“I could destroy you,” I warned.
“Or save me.”
“Is it worth the risk?”
“Isn’t it always worth the risk?”
The more she touched me, the more I wanted to touch her back. I wrapped my hands around her wrists flipping us around so she was now against the wall with her hands above her head. “I have rules.” I leaned in closer, lightly brushing my lips against her neck. God, she smelled good, like peaches and my next sin. “You can’t break these rules, either.” My tongue rolled from my mouth and circled against her neck before I gently sucked her skin.
She shivered at my touch. “What are they?”
“Rule one,” I whispered, my mouth moving across her collarbone. “You never stay the night.”
“Rule number two,” I said, dropping her left arm to the side. Taking my hand to the bottom of her blouse, I slowly raised it up and massaged her skin. “You never develop feelings.”
“That’s easy enough,” she replied, her breaths uneven as I teased at the top button on her jeans. “I don’t believe in feelings anymore.”
I didn’t know why, but that made me sad for her. I, too, didn’t believe in falling for people, but that was my norm. Grace seemed the type to believe in something bigger than love, so the fact that her belief was completely gone was a bit surprising.
Maybe we had more in common than I thought.
“Rule number three…we don’t talk about my life.”
“Like ever?”
“And lastly, rule number four…” My mouth brushed against hers, and I slid my tongue slowly across her bottom lip. “If your favorite pair of panties get ripped, don’t expect me to replace them.”

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Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

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My review:

WOW! Brittainy C. Cherry did it again. What a wonderful book! This author knows a direct way to my heart. Her words are so perfect. It's like music to my soul.
‘”Always and always.”’
This is a story to get lost in.
I cried. I laughed. I cursed. I prayed. My heart broke and ached at times but got put back together eventually, though the cracks will stay there as a reminder of this touching tale of two broken souls finding themselves and helping one another to heal.
'"I don't know how to do it. I don't know how to be alone with myself because I don't know who I am."'
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where I got this raging mad on behalf of the characters as I did with this story. I was so mad that tears welled up in my eyes. Oh my, totally not the emotions I expected but I’m sure everyone who reads the book will understand exactly what I’m talking about.
But there was so much more than just anger because I felt all their pain, loss, helplessness but also their love and passion. The characters went through a very tough part of their lives where they felt lost and didn't know how to be themselves and I was captured by the intensity of everything. There was so much prejudice, gossip, misjudging and hurting in this story but also a lot of positive energy and all those feelings were felt very strongly.
'What hurt the most was the fact that those people who were whispering were the same ones hugging me in the marketplace. They smile in my face while literally talking behind my back.'
I wouldn't compare this book to the author’s other ones because it's mostly not as overwhelming and the blurb isn’t something that I haven't read before but in no way does this mean that the story wasn’t unique because it still felt like an emotional rollercoaster. And what made this book so special is the way it’s written. It's a very beautiful and touching story about two broken and lost souls helping each other to find themselves. Absolutely amazing and a definite must read, but so are all of her books.
'Jackson Emery wore his trouble on his sleeve like it was his full-time job.'
Be warned. The hero is broken and a massive jerk for quite a while but you will love him even more when you get to know him! Let your heart be broken and be moved by the characters on their journey.
'First, he's sour, then shockingly sweet.
The gentle monster.'
-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Social Butterfly PR. --

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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