Sneak Peek behind Kennedy Ryan’s New All The King’s Men Duet!

THE KINGMAKER Sneak Peek!

Kennedy Ryan’s All The King’s Men Duet, an all-new powerful and emotional story is coming October 28th, and we have the FIRST SNEAK PEEK!

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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.


Check out my review of this amazing book!

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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!

REVIEW: Surprise, Baby by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam

Surprise, Baby!Title: Surprise, Baby!
Authors: Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam
Publication: March 12, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t think I could have loved Drew and Kendall more than I do right at this moment. This was the first book I’ve read by this duo and the only thing I didn’t like about this book was that it ended.

This was a perfect enemies to lovers read. It had some seriously hilarious moments that had me laughing out loud and I may have even shed a tear or two when shiz went down. And let me say, the narrators were the perfect voices for these characters.

I will be reading a lot more from these authors in the very near future.

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There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…

Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.

And it doesn’t involve talking.

I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Except he left me a little keepsake.

And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

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Review: Fireworks by Sabrina Bowen

Fireworks (True North, #6)Title: Fireworks
Author: Sarina Bowen
Published: November 13, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This audiobook was amazing! I’m going to be honest here. This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this Author. The first book was actually the first book in this series and I DNFed it for one reason or another. And honestly, I was skeptical about this one, but what made me 1-click it (because I so did) was that the blurb grabbed me but the narrators (both of them!) are my favorites! So yep, I snatched this up like a $2 whore. I am so glad I did.

Ben and Skye were so perfect for each other. Both kids from the wrong side of the tracks, but where Benito was loved, Skye was envied, therefore bullied making her already stressful life more so. Emotions run high as a teenager and misunderstandings are abundant. One unforgettable night, Skye had enough and left without a word. 12 years later she’s back and has to face not only the mean girls but also the one that got away.

All I can say is get this book!!!

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Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a pecker on the traffic map.

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern that day created a perfect schlong?

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s agreed to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

A quick trip. In and out. Much like – never mind. Skye can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and get back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

Except things go sideways even as she sets foot over the county line. Her step-sister is on the run from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her teenage heart.

His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.

Things are about to go boom.

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Review: BROKEN KNIGHT by L.J. Shen

Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2) 

Title: Broken Knight
Author: L.J. Shen
Publication Date: August 18, 2019
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I don’t know what to say about this book. I am at a loss for words at how this book, with all its pretty words, affected my life. My soul, really. So, here I am, laying it all out.

This book will forever go down as one of the very few books that I will NEVER forget. This book is right below Making Faces by Amy Harmon for me, which I read years ago and still cry about. It left beautiful scars that I will look back on and remember every emotion these characters brought out in me. There are several issues addressed in this book, and every single one of them was written with truth and grace. How this author can layer these characters to a point that you forget they are not real people is beyond me.

Ms. Shen didn’t simply write a book. She poured her heart and soul out on these pages. And it shows. As I sit here writing my review for this heartbreakingly amazing book, I have tears streaming down my face. Tears that cry for everything this book is. The loyal friends, the utter devastation heartbreak brings and the cherished childhood memories that will never be forgotten while making new ones. Ride or Die.

To be honest, I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I do or for it to affect me as much as it has. This book gave me allllll the feels! One of the best books I’ve read this year. All of L.J.’s characters are phenomenal, but these two hold a special place in my heart.

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Rugged.
Popular.
Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

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Review: Bombshell by CD Reiss

Bombshell (Hollywood A-List, #1)Title: Bombshell
Author: C.D. Reiss
Publication: May 1, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another 5 Star Read by CD Reiss! This book gave me all the feels. It was heartwarming and real. I love how Ms. Reiss can write her characters so well that I am emotionally vested in every aspect of what is them.

Brad Sinclair is living the busy life of an A-list actor. He’s hot on and off the screen and to his surprise, he’s also a father. When Nicole’s mother suddenly dies in a car accident, social services comes knocking and drops his five year old daughter off on his doorstep. He has no idea what to do with this spunky five year old and immediately makes the call for a nanny.

This little girl stole my heart. Nicole was sweet and funny and I just couldn’t get enough. She’s also a little messy.

Cara is called in as the new nanny for Hollywood A-lister Brad Sinclair. She’s professional and has no time for nonsense. But she can’t help falling for this little bombshell. I loved that her and Nicole bonded so fast. And when things heat up between Brad and Cara, this entitled playboy is willing to change his ways to have both his girls in his life. She just hopes their relationship won’t crash and burn in the tabloids.

*Reviewed on April 16, 2017 (Goodreads)

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From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, a standalone romance about a nanny, a Hollywood star, and a love they never expected.

Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

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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: Doyenne by Anne Malcom

doyenne.Title: doyenne
Author: Anne Malcom
Series: Standalone
Published: June 25, 2019
Genre: Dark Romance

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOLY WOW! This 5 STAR read was raw beauty.

Nothing about this book is a typical romance. It’s gritty, dark and full of cold characters. Characters that learn love isn’t always warm, nor is it a choice we make. Charlotte was a hard character to like, let alone love. She was a cold, ruthless business woman. Well respected, yes, but not well liked. She is emotionally detached and as this shrewd business woman soon finds out, she said no to the wrong person.

Jacob is a shell of the man he used to be. War tends to take pieces of your soul that you can never get back. He is in the right place at the right time and saves the girl. But soon figures out, she’s no damsel and this girl can save herself.

There is so much in this book that I loved. The suspense was phenomenal and the devastating loss just about broke me. I thought it was fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. And though emotions are kept on lock down, there is this spark of chemistry that I was just waiting to combust in the bedroom. And it was well worth the wait!

These characters are far from perfect, but so perfect for each other. I love that every book I read by this author is better than the last. She is so expressive in her art, always making sure the visuals are magnificent and oh so real.

Don’t go looking for the typical happily ever after here. That’s one of the things I love about this book. She keeps it realistic. They may not have the typical HEA you’re looking for, but it’s their HEA. The only one that’s right for them.

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I don’t know what it’s like to feel.
To hurt.

The ability was stolen from me in my youth.
I consider that theft a gift.

Feelings got in the way when you were building an empire.
Amassing power.

I had the empire.
I had the power.

One moment in an alley changed everything.

What took over a decade to amass was snatched away in a second.

He killed for me.

But he didn’t save me.

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REVIEW: Dane’s Storm by Mia Sheridan

Dane's StormTitle: Dane’s Storm
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Standalone
Published: September 17, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second chance books are my jam and this one was beyond fantastic.  Dane and Audra met and married in a whirlwind romance. When tragedy sticks them to their very soul, the grief is too strong for these young lovers to claw their way out of the abyss.

Seven years have passed and Aubra is still grieving the unthinkable loss hey suffered as well as the loss of the love of her life and possibly the loss of her business. She must face her ex husband and the trials that follow to make it right.

Will Dane and Audra work through the pain and devastation and finally find the peace and love they both deserve or will the storm of emotions be too much?

I loved this book, these characters with everything I am. They are strong. They are real. And I couldn’t put it down!

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Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved . . . until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she’s put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He’s still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she’s ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death . . .

When Dane offers to fly his ex-wife from California to Colorado to help correct a wrong, he never imagined the harrowing twist of fate awaiting them. When their plane goes down in the snowy mountain wilderness, Dane and Audra are stranded with no one to turn to but each other. Will their second crash end their lives–or save their souls?

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REVIEW: Brant’s Return by Mia Sheridan

Brant’s ReturnTitle: Brant’s Return
Author: Mia Sheridan
Published: January 6, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I listened to the audible version of this book and Wow! This audiobook was utterly phenomenal! I absolutely devour every book this author writes, but this book will forever hold a place in my heart. I fell in love with Belle and Brant. The story was incredible, the writing flawless and the narrators were phenomenal at bringing these characters to life.

These characters were so different yet so much the same. Both suffered heartache no one should ever suffer and made it out the other side of grief, one appreciative for the life she has and one left bitter and wanting to forget the life he left behind.

There were many unforgettable moments in this story. Loss, love and finding yourself again. But The big twist at the end was devastating to find out.

Get this book and bring the tissues.

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Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he’s worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm – and to a past he thought he left behind.

While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.

Now the one woman he can’t afford to trust is about to become the one he can’t let go.

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REVIEW: Tacet a Mortuis by Amo Jones

 

☆ 4 Star Read ☆

This book slayed me!! If you are new to Author Amo Jones’ writtings, prepare yourselves for a lot of mind-fuckery.  Tacet a Mortuis is book 3 in the Elite Kings series.

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OMG! This book, his series, will wreck you! I don’t even know where to start. I love Madison and Bishop. I loved their own special brand of love. They belong to each other and will do whatever it takes to protect what’s theirs. I love Madison. She is a strong heroine full of fire. Oh and Bishop…he has a heart under all that armor he wears around it.

I can’t help wonder about the other Kings. There were so many questions answered, but the author still seems to be holding some hostage. The questions I now have revolve around the others. And I can’t wait to dive further into this series!

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Hail to the king, and watch him reign, this game was somewhat fun, until the finale came…

Now we’re here, with carnage and despair, and the only questions left to answer, are the ones that do not appear…

A king loses a war, and a swan sheds her wings, chaos collides with peace, as the crows begin to sing…

Enter if you dare, because I swear the end is near, but nothing is as it seems, and everything is so bare.

So what the hell is going on at Riverside,
I think, I think… everyone is about to die….

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