Review: Make you Mine by Tia Louise

Make You MineTitle: Make You Mine
Author: 
Tia Louise
Publication Date: December 1, 2018

Genre: Military Romance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

A promise written on a coaster.
A lost night in a dark room.
Grayson Cole was my brother’s best friend.
He was all of my firsts.
Then he went away…

Drew Harris was just a kid, a senior in high school, my best friend’s little sister.
They said she was too young to know her feelings.
I was too old to have them, so I left to join the military.

Four years passed.
Loss, injury, angry words I can never take back…
I’m home, but I’m not the same.
Neither is she.

Now she’s a woman with flashing blue eyes, long blonde hair, and gorgeous curves.
Still, she’s the same sweet smile, the same sassy mouth…
I could never say No to her before.

I should for her sake.
She deserves better than what I’ve become, scarred and damaged.


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I loved this book! These characters were easy to fall in love with. Drew and Gray loved each other from a young age. Young and innocent love; they had all their firsts together.

This book had me on a roller-coaster of emotions. While I understood Gray joined the military to prove he could be he more he felt drew needed, it left him scarred. But with Drew’s love he found his way out of the darkness and into her arms.

“They told me to stay away from you. I went away to try… God, I tried.
Now everything has changed. I’m back, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make you mine…”

This book consumed me and left me feeling all the feels and wanting to read it all over again. I couldn’t get enough.


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Review: Silas by Taryn Plendl

Silas (The Sutton Ranch Series Book 1)Title: Silas 
Author: Taryn Plendl

Publication Date: April 30, 2017

Series: The Sutton Ranch Duet, Book 1

Genre: Western Romance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For four years, Silas Anderson has fought the urge to chase Mirabelle Sutton, knowing his rejection is what caused her to run. She left the ranch, a shy, inexperienced teenager, but the bold, confident woman who’s returned is so much more than his best friend’s little sister. She exceeds his every dream.

But life on a ranch stops for nothing, not even death, and proving to Mirabelle she’s more than enough woman to handle a cowboy is a challenge.

Heartbreak had driven her away. Tragedy brings her home. And before she runs again, Silas needs to figure out how to convince her the only way she’ll be riding off into the sunset is with him by her side


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Holy Hot Cowboy! 

Silas is book one in the Sutton Ranch series by Taryn Plendl. This was also the first book I have read by this author and it will not be the last! I am absolutely in love with this book! These characters broke my heart and mended it back together with all the squishy moments littered throughout.

Mirabelle Sutton has been in love with her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember. After Silas Anderson rejected her, she ran. She did everything in her power to stay gone when she went off to college, but some feelings you can’t outrun and some outcomes you can’t control.

Silas regrets not telling Mirabelle how he really felt before he ended up driving her away. Now,  Mirabelle is back home after her brother’s tragic death and she is nothing like the shy girl that left four long years ago. This time around, Silas will fight for what he wants. If only she wasn’t so stubborn.

The tension crackled between Silas and Mira like burning embers ready to combust. There was a whole lot of miscommunication in this book. At times, I just want to shake these two.

“Listen to me, little girl. If you think for a minute you can waltz right back here and put your spoiled princess tiara back on, you’re mistaken….”

I loved the bond between Silas, Ryke and Nate. I’m sure they not only worked hard, but played harder. I can’t wait to read Nate and Ryke’s books. I highly recommend this book! Although I wish there was a little more angst and a lot more pages, I’m sure you will fall for these sweet alpha cowboys just as hard as I did.


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Review: The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan

The Kingmaker (All The King's Men Duet, #1)Title: The Kingmaker
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Publication Date: October 28, 2019
Series: All The King’s Men Duet, Book 1
Genre: Multicultural, Contemporary Romance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧. 𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙖𝙡.

𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗔® 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱-𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝗥𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴’𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝘂𝗲𝘁.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.

My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘐.


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WOW! This book was beyond epic! Ms. Ryan did an amazing job making these characters seem so very real. The amount of research that must have gone into writing this book is astonishing and I applaud the author for this.

This incredible story was chalked full of love, angst and hot as hell sexy times. Lennix and Maxim were a classic case of meeting the right person, dare I say THE ONE, at the wrong time. The wait was worth it to see these two finally get where they needed to be, but that cliffhanger!!!! I need the next book!


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Review: Checkmate – This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

Title: This Is Effortless (Checkmate Duet, #4; Drew & Courtney, #2)This Is Effortless
Author: Kennedy Fox
Series: Checkmate #4
Published: April 25, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy, College Romance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another 4 stars for this amazing series! Checkmate: This is Effortless, Drew & Courtney, #2, is book 4 in the Checkmate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox. This duet series follows three couples, each couple having two books to tell their stories.

OMG! This book was perfect! After the last book ended on an EPIC cliffy, I couldn’t read this one fast enough when it fell onto my Kindle.

Drew and Court were adorable together. She put up with A LOT of crap from his psycho ex and she was so much stronger than I would have been. Her brothers were hilarious and loved the interaction between the siblings.

There were lots of moments I laughed out loud and several more where I was caught with a goofy grin on my face. There were so many twists that left me saying “no way” or just laughing my ass off. In this book it was irrevocably proven that Travis is indeed the KING!

Kayla may be my spirit animal. I love that we got to know Kayla (aka, the doggy dealer) a little better and I can’t wait for the next book to find out more about the ever mysterious Logan.

I love this friends to lovers romance! If you haven’t yet read Kennedy Fox books, you need to get on that now! I highly recommend you start with This is War to get the full effect of the series. You won’t regret it!

is book 4 in the Checkmate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox. This duet series follows three couples, each couple having two books to tell their stories.

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Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

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Review of Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills

 

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4 Broken Stars.

I went into this book somewhat blind only knowing it was about a step-brother rockstar. Let me start by saying, I LOVE this author. This is one of my 1-click authors. Everything she’s written I’ve devoured and loved, until this. I have a love/hate thing going on with this book.

2 days after reading, I remain conflicted on my feelings for this book. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely devoured it. I read it in less than 24 hours. The writing was flawless, the characters engaging, but I am not one that likes too much angst and there were some issues covered in the book that are triggers for me. But would I recommend this book? Abso-fucking-lutly! And here’s why.

Spider was a little bit broken because of a chain of events that happened after a family tragedy when he was in his early teens. He’s lost in a downward spiral with no one to save him from the fall. Then he meets her.

Rose spent most of her childhood happy living with her grandmother, until her death sent her back to live with her drug addicted mom. Some shit went down and she’s thrown into the foster system. But not before connecting with a boy who she thought she would never see again.

This story was intriguing. It was raw and it was real. I did get my HEA and while I loved it, if it were me in Rose’s position, with the hell he put her through, I can’t say it would have ended the same.

I am still conflicted on how I feel about Spider. One minute I love him and the next I think about the hell he put her through and I want to junk-punch him. It’s a love/hate thing for me. He needed to heal and grow and she gave him just what he needed to save himself. Her.

Overall, I think this was a book that not only needs to be read, but re-read. And if this comes out on Audio I’ll be 1-clicking that bitch too!

*Reviewed on November 14, 2017 (Goodreads)

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He’s a British rock star.
And my stepbrother.
What can go wrong?

He called himself Spider. I just knew him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate sat next to me on the airplane. I didn’t know who he really was…rock star…my stepbrother.

He kissed me because he thought we’d never see each other again. We would.

Everyone warned me about him.
They said he was ruthless and cold and screwed up.
They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.

Maybe I should have listened.
Maybe I should have built up a fortress to keep him out.
But I crumbled instead.

Some have said there’s an unbreakable thread that connects those who are destined to meet. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever.

He just had to figure it out before it’s too late…

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Goodbye September… September Wrap-up and ramblings.

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Goodbye September, Hello October!

I read so many amazing books this month and a couple of beta reads that will be in next month’s wrap-up.

I always feels so honored and blessed to be able to read and review for such amazing people.  As I’ve said many times, Authors are my rockstars and I fangirl hard and often.

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I read soooo many great books this month! I hope you 1-click these suckers and love them as much as I did, if not more! 

Scandalous by L.J. Shen
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Racer by Katy Evans
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Solace by S.L. Scott
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I Want by Ella Fox
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The Final Score by Jaci Burton
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Broken Shelves by Anne Malcom
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Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken
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Hollywood Scandal by Louise Bay (audio)
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Counterpoints 3 by Laura Rossi
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Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards
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The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre
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King of Code by CD Reiss (Audio)
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The Choices I’ve Made by J.L. Berg
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This is Dangerous (Checkmate Duet book 1) by Kennedy Fox
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This is Beautiful (Checkmate Duet book 2) by Kennedy Fox
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ARC Review – Clandestine by Ava Harrison

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ClandestineClandestine by Ava Harrison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Where to start. I fell hard in the beginning of this book. Olivia was sweet, yet troubled and Spencer was your stereotypical playboy CEO and I loved every minute of it. He owned it and wasn’t one bit ashamed.

When hearts are involved, nothing is ever easy and they had an uphill battle to fight.

Just when I was starting to love Olivia, she would do something stupid that made me want to shake some sense into her. I was left feeling disappointed in her halfway through her journey to happiness. While I realize the heroine had some past addictions and current hang ups, I was hoping by this point she would have been a little stronger and learned to cope a little better than she did. I was also both taken aback and elated when her party-girl friend made a complete 180 that I didn’t see coming. Then when tragedy struck I was sad nothing was said about her again until the end.

Spencer had so much going on, yet he still allowed his feelings for Olivia to develop and grow. And of course there were heart pumping scenes that involved him as well that had me gasping WTF at my Kindle. Speaking of…Addison needs to just walk away. Seriously! This woman!

Overall, I thought this was a good read with lots of twists and turns, complex characters and a plot-line that makes you believe in true love and happily-ever-afters.

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Release Blitz and Review – Toying with Her by Prescott Lane

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Toying with Her by Prescott Lane

Release Date: August 17th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Toying with Her, an all-new standalone from Prescott Lane is available NOW!!!

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No one said finding love was easy, but when you invented the world’s best selling vibrator, it’s near impossible.  Yep, that’s right.  That little toy hidden in your bedside table is my brain child.  It’s aptly named Woman on Top.  And you know what they say . . . it’s lonely at the top.

So I’m headed home to my Southern roots.  It’s supposed to be an extended Summer vacation — nothing more.  But Rorke Weston has other plans for me.  Plans that not only involve me being on top, but also underneath him.   

It’s been said you never forget your first.  For me, that’s definitely true.  No night has ever lived up to the one I spent with Rorke.

He’s turned into quite a man.  Tan from the Southern sun, and stubborn as the day is long.  And there’s nothing sweeter than the swipe of his tongue.

Rorke wants his chance.  The one we never had.  But that was a long time ago.  When I still believed in Prince Charming and Happily Ever Afters.  Even ten years later, I feel a pull.  And it’s not simply Rorke yanking down my panties.  

Do second chances really happen?  Or is my heart simply toying with me?

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I know exactly where I want this kiss to go now.  We don’t even have to move from this spot.  I can take her right up against the door.  My lips hover over hers, her chest rising and falling, my cock hard as a rock and pressed against her stomach.  The warmth between her legs calls to me, and I bend my knees, pushing into her.  She grinds right back.  

“Just a kiss,” I whisper, unsure whether I’m telling myself or her.

We never just had a kiss.  We went from kissing to sex in the same breath.  And while I want her naked in my bed, I want her for more than one night this time, more than just this summer.  I want that more.  I’m not going to make it easy for her to dismiss me, dismiss this as a one-night stand or a summer fling.  

I’m not going to make it easy for her to leave me.  I’m going to make it damn near impossible.

Winding my hand in her long brown hair, I lower my head, letting my breath tickle the skin of her neck.  Her body trembling, gently I trail kisses up her neck, letting my tongue linger ever so slightly.  She tries turning her head down to me, desperate for my lips, but I grip her hair a little tighter, controlling the moment.  

“Rorke,” she begs breathlessly.

I know she’s used to being in control.  Hell, the woman is responsible for more orgasms than any man could ever be.  Lifting my head to look in her eyes, I say, “I know you’re used to being in control of your pleasure.  But that ends right now.  When you need an orgasm, I’ll provide it.  When you want a kiss, I’m your man.  You may be the woman on top, but I’m the man holding you up there.”

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List.  She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Toying with HerToying with Her by Prescott Lane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Shining Star Read!

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Before reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect, since this was my first read by this author. After reading this book, I immediately downloaded everything Ms. Lane has written and plan on a binge read! If you have not read anything by this author yet, I strongly advise you to do so.

Finding love and keeping friends is hard to do when your business is considered scandalous by trade and people are always buzzing about it (<— Ha! See what I did there). Sterling Jamison has all but given up on finding love and not for lack of trying. That is until she comes back to her hometown for the summer and runs into her delicious best friend.

Rorke Weston has loved Sterling since they were little. But he always settled for the best friend roll since he could never quite find the right time to tell her. Then on the most tragic day of his life, their relationship is forever changed.

“That’s the thing about women. When they push you away, it means you need to love them harder”

This book was a sweet and funny second chance love story with some hot AF sexy times. Their chemistry could ignite a room it was so hot.

“I know you’re used to being in control of your pleasure. But that ends right now. When you need an orgasm, I’ll provide it. When you want a kiss, I’m your man. You may be the woman on top, but I’m the man holding you up there.”

The memories they shared of growing up were funny and sweet and at times, made my cry. I loved the part Levi played in their rekindled relationship. And I especially loved her quirky notes she was always leaving around.

“I’ve been in love with you for most of my life. I was made to love you.”

Add this to your TBR or 1-click it as soon as you can. Toying with Her is definitely a must read!

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