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Friday, July 23, 2021

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– Fallen Rose by Amelia Wilde {REVIEW}




Fallen Rose by Amelia Wilde

Release Date: July 20th 2021 by Dangerous Press
Pages: 350
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Dark, Retelling

Leo Morelli has lost everything.

His safety. His sanity. But worse than that, the woman he loves. He will destroy Bishop’s Landing to get her back, even if it means becoming the monster she fears.

The entire city will feel his wrath. 

Haley Constantine loves her beast, but she can’t walk away from her family. They need her now more than ever. It will take more than violence to face these enemies. It will take sacrifice.

Can she give up the man she loves to save him? 




My Review:

Fallen Rose, the anticipated conclusion to the Beauty and the Beast Trilogy is finally here! Wilde delivers a roller coaster ending that’s darker than ever before and filled twists and turns.

After being betrayed by her own brother, Haley Constantine wakes up in her aunt Caroline’s house. She is captive yet again and this time getting out of her aunt’s grasp won’t be easy. Caroline now holds the upper hand and she is ready to do whatever it take for Haley to hate Leo once and for all. They might have the same last name, but Haley is about to find out just how far her family is able to take things in order to keep their prestigious name intact. Meanwhile, Leo Morelli is about to personify the Beast of Bishop’s Landing in order to get Haley back. He is furious with the way her own family has turned on her and is willing to fight to the woman he loves before it’s too late.

I enjoyed reading Fallen Rose, we see the characters face new challenges as they struggle to save their relationship from falling apart. My favorite part of the book and what made it that much better was Leo’s story. From day one we got to see Leo go from controlling and dangerous beast to a hero who has been deeply hurt growing up. He is the caretaker among his siblings and he wants to protect them from any danger. Once he realizes that Haley is perfect for him, he is willing to go through any lengths to make sure she is save from her family. He makes the ultimate sacrifice that doesn’t pan out the way he hopes, but it changes the dynamic between the Constantines and the Morellis. In the end we see the characters get closure and close a chapter in their lives to start a new beginning. All in all, the story had a good mixture of action, a bit of mystery, lots of steamy scenes and a romantic ending that I would highly recommend checking out! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:


About the Author:

Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

πŸ”– REVIEW BLITZ πŸ”– Serves Me Wright by K.A. Linde



Serves Me Wright by K.A. Linde

Release Date: July 20th 2021
Series: Wright #9
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A new stand alone fake relationship romance set in the world of the Wrights from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I never thought I’d say yes to a fake date.

Let alone with Julian Wright.

But I’m stuck attending my perfect brother’s doctoral graduation, and I can’t suffer through another round of parental disappointment. Julian has to go to a charity function he planned with his ex-girlfriend. We both need a date.

Yes, we shared one kiss in a darkened office to make his ex jealous. But it wasn’t real. Was it?

I’m sure I can get through this. Until we get to the house and there’s only one bed.

I’ve pined for Julian for three long years. More than my body is on the line...I need to guard my heart.

Because if I get hurt in our fake relationship, then it serves me Wright.




My Review:

K.A. Linde is back with yet another swoon worthy story in her Wright Series. Serves Me Wright is a fake dating friends-to-lovers romance that’s emotional, steamy and will leave you rooting for the characters until the very end.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Jennifer Gibson, a photographer working for the Wright Vineyard. After working for the past few years as a wedding and elopement travel photographer, Jennifer was happy to accept a job that won’t have her constantly gone every weekend. But no matter how many places she has traveled to or how many awards she has won, Jennifer hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to dating or having the best relationship with her mom. It’s after the last date that she went on that she decides not to date for a while and focus on her career. Yet, the minute her mom asks her to attend her brother’s graduation, Jennifer realizes that she’ll be alone at the mercy of her mom’s constant comments about her job.

That’s when Julian Wright, her boss and friend offers to be her date for her brother’s graduation if she attends a charity function gala with him in a month. Jennifer has been attracted to Julian since they met 3 years ago and ever since then she has always had feelings for him. But she doesn’t think he shares the same feelings and decides not to do anything about it. Until they end up going to her brother’s graduation and they happen to share the same bed that things quickly change. The more time they spend together, the more she realizes that she is falling for a guy that just as quickly can break her heart.

After living in Vancouver, Julian Wright decides to move to Lubbock to be with his mom and get to know the rest of his family. The Wright name holds a lot of power in Lubbock, Texas and he is excited to venture on his own and opens up the Wright Vineyard. He is proud of working on something he loves, but coming from a well-respected family puts pressure on how successful his business needs to be. To top it all of, his ex does not want to leave him alone and insists on getting him back. To make sure his ex stay away, Julian needs a date for the upcoming gala where he will be networking and hopes to get the deal he is hoping to get. So there is no surprise when he hears that Jennifer needs a date for her brother’s graduation that he offers to go with her, in exchange for her to accompany him to the gala as his fake girlfriend. But it’s along the way that he starts to wish that they could be in an actual relationship. Jennifer is a hard worker, kind and beautiful. He is truly falling for her, but it would only take a mistake on his part to put their relationship in jeopardy.

I’m a huge fan of the Wright Series, Linde has managed to create a series filled with lovable and relatable characters. Serves Me Wright was no different, we get to go on journey as the characters go through a series of changes and ultimately find their purpose. It has taken a while for Jennifer to finally find what she loves to do and for her parents to accept that photography is an actual job. She wishes she could stand up for herself and not let their comments bring her down. Whereas, Julian has been through a lot when it comes to the health of his mom and now having his dad back in his life is not exactly helping. The two characters balance each other out and it’s when they are together that they are able to help one another. Until they have to go through yet another obstacle that can ruin their future, that they have to decide if their relationship is worth the shot or not. The ending was really cute and if you love a good fake dating romance than this is the right for you.! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating: 4.5/5



Meet K.A. Linde:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. 

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

Visit her online at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @authorkalinde.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

πŸ”– REVIEW πŸ”– Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde



Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde

Release Date: May 11th 2021
Genres: Dark, Romance, Retelling, Mafia, Contemporary

Haley Constantine traded her life for her father's safety. Now she's trapped in a castle with the Beast of Bishop's Landing.

Her own family wants her dead.

The only man who can save her is the one she can't trust.

Dangerous. Tortured. Furious. Leo Morelli wears a mask of cruelty to cover up a lifetime's worth of scars. He's been injured, but that only makes him fight harder. The only thing he cares about more than revenge is the woman he’s come to love.

HIDDEN BEAUTY is the second book in the Beauty and the Beast trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde.



My Review:

Hidden Beast is the second book in the Beauty and the Beast Trilogy that’s emotional, steamy and a total page-turner to keep you at the edge of your seat.

After Secret Beast ends in such a twist of the events, Hidden Beast picks up right where the first book lefts off. Leo Morelli has been shot and as he is fighting for his life, Leo is tormented by his past as he recalls the events that led to him wanting his revenge against the Contantines in the first place. Now more than ever Leo will have to keep Haley safe, even if it means keeping her as his prisoner. Growing close to her has become dangerous, but it’s too late to keep his feelings to himself. Meanwhile, as Haley starts to resent Leo for keeping her captive in his castle, she starts to see a new side of him that keeps her wanting more. When they are together, Haley’s worries disappear and as she starts to learn more about Leo’s past, the need to be with him just keeps growing stronger. Yet, it’s when new obstacles come their way that she will have to make a choice between her family or the man she has grown to love.

I throughly enjoyed reading Hidden Beast, the pace of this book was quicker and steamier! We get to see the characters truly spend more time with each other and we also get to learn more about Leo’s past. As he battles with past trauma, Haley is fighting for him and their future. She is beginning to see just how much her family has done to the Morellis and she struggles to choose between the two of them. She loves her family and wants to keep them safe, at the same time we get the ultimate betrayal at the end. It does end with another cliffhanger and I will be anxiously waiting to read the conclusion to this trilogy! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating: 4.5/5



Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde (#1)


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Thursday, July 15, 2021

πŸ”– REVIEW πŸ”– Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde



Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde

Release Date: February 23rd 2021 by Dangerous Press
Pages: 350
Genres: Dark, Romance, Contemporary, Retelling

The beast hides a dark secret in his past…

Leo Morelli is known as the Beast of Bishop's Landing for his cruelty. He’ll get revenge on the Constantine family and make millions of dollars in the process. Even it means using an old man who dreams up wild inventions.

The beauty will sacrifice everything for her family...

Haley Constantine will do anything to protect her father. Even trade her body for his life. The college student must spend thirty days with the ruthless billionaire. He’ll make her earn her freedom in degrading ways, but in the end he needs her to set him free.

SECRET BEAST is a new full-length novel from USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde about revenge, family secrets, and the redeeming power of love.

Praise for Amelia Wilde's King of Shadows trilogy...

"Breathtaking, intense, and scorching hot, KING OF SHADOWS is the modern myth I've been waiting for." –New York Times Bestselling Author Skye Warren

"Summer Queen is a sexy shot of antihero goodness—this is the kinky, delicious retelling of the year!" –Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author

“Amelia Wilde has proven once again why she is my mortal enemy—I would kill to have written this dark, sensuous retelling of Persephone’s journey to becoming Queen of the Underworld.” –Kayti McGee, USA Today bestselling author



My Review:

From the eye catching cover to the intriguing synopsis, I did not what to expect before reading Secret Beast. Needless to say, Amelia Wilde quickly grabbed my attention with this much darker retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Prepare to go on a journey full of revenge, shocking secrets and a sensuous romance that will hook you from beginning to end.

Haley might look like a Constantine and have the name, but she does not have the Constantine money. Her family has never cared about the flashy things and power that comes with being part of a very powerful family. But even they know that they can’t trust anyone and that includes the Morellis. They are supposed to be evil and they hate her family. Yet, it’s when her dad, the inventor, tells her and her bother that he has an idea that is going to change the world that they get worried.

Her dad needs someone to back him up financially and they are shocked to hear that he is going to meet with a Morelli. Haley cannot let her dad put himself in danger, so when she finds out that he is going to meet Leo Morelli, she rushes out to meet him before it’s too late. Nothing could have prepared her for what was going to happen next, Leo is like no one she’s ever met before and she is about to make a deal with the beast himself in order to null the contract her dad signed with him. Haley never meant to lose her heart to him, but the more time they spend together, the more she realizes that beneath the beast might just be the love of her life.

Leo Morelli is known as the Beast of Bishop’s Landing for being unpredictable and dangerous. Yet, rumors of his uncontrollable temper have largely been exaggerated. He is protective over his family and doesn’t like the Constantines. So when he gets the chance to lure one of them into singing a contract with him, Leo takes the opportunity as it is all part of the big plan to make the Constantines pay for what they’ve done to him and his family. He is surprised to find out that Haley is not like the rest of her family. She is tough, smart and doesn’t see him the way the rest of her family does. She wants to understand who he is and Leo finds himself unable to let her go. She has captivated him and soon he has to decide if he is strong enough to let her go before it’s too late.

I enjoyed reading Secret Beast, the storyline is very reminiscing of the original Beauty and the Beast story with a much darker tone. We have two characters that should be enemies, but end up against all odds falling for each other. But just when things were starting to pick up with them, a sudden change of events happen and they have to face their ultimate obstacle. One that is about to bring apart and that’s exactly how the first book ends, with a cliffhanger. So much happens in the book, from Leo’s past coming back to haunt him to Haley wanting to do anything in order to protect her family. This story will leave you wanting to read the next book right away. I would highly recommend it if you enjoy much darker retellings with a twist. :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

🌟 RELEASE BLITZ 🌟 Mr. Arrogant by Elyse Kelly



Mr. Arrogant by Elyse Kelly 

Release Date: July 14th 2021
Pages: 160
Genres: Romance, Contemporary 

My new boss is the sexiest man I’ve ever seen… And it looks like I might have to kill him.

Just when I think I’ve met my quota of know-it-all, I’m-better-than-you, male executives, the universe brings me Chase Bennett. 

He may be a handsome billionaire with a panty-dropping smile, but he’s also a big arrogant jerk.

And because fate really is a spiteful b*tch, I get assigned to be his new temporary assistant.

That’s fine. I can handle his holier-than-thou attitude for a few weeks.

I refuse to let his sinful body distract me from my ultimate goal.

Who cares if he has the most deliciously intoxicating scent? Not me. 

And his stupidly gorgeous, good looks?

Pffft, he’s just another pretty face I won’t be falling for.

And right about the time I almost give in to the hottest, cockiest CEO in town, he does just what I expect him to do… proving he really does deserve to be called nothing less than Mr. Arrogant.

Mr. Arrogant is a standalone enemies-to-lovers, light angst, romantic comedy with a HEA.

More Than Money series will have you swooning over these sexy billionaires with big wallets and even bigger hearts this July! Grab a fan and a cool drink, it's about to get hot in here! 




Meet Elyse Kelly:

Just a true southern girl, reading and writing books, asking you to love me! My books are contemporary, insta-lust/love romances, all with HEAs and no cliffhangers!

Born and raised in Tennessee, I'm living my best life with my amazing hubby and our beautiful little princess. 


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Friday, July 9, 2021

πŸ”– REVIEW TOUR πŸ”– Finding Ronan's Heart by Melanie Moreland




Finding Ronan's Heart by Melanie Moreland

Release Date: June 24th 2021 by Moreland Books Inc
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

“The boys.”

“The Callaghan Triplets.”

“Three of a kind.”

All his life, Ronan Callaghan has been part of a group. Always looking out for his brothers. Never seen as an individual or judged on his own merits.

When his brothers veer onto their own path, he finds himself alone. Restless.

Then he meets her.

Beth.

A waitress who sees him just for himself. None of the trappings of his wealth or family.

A woman who only wants to know him—Ronan.

She captures his heart, but how will she feel when she discovers the truth he’s holding back?

Can he show her the man he really is?

That he would be rather be hers than anything else? 




My Review:

Melanie Moreland knows how to deliver emotionally packed stories that will hook you from beginning to end and Finding Ronan’s Heart did exactly that. As the second book in the Vested Interest: ABC Corp series, this book will pull at your heartstrings and never let go.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Ronan Callaghan, an architect working for ABC Corp, a division of BAM that specializes in business and land development. Like many of his extended family members who work for the company, Ronan works very closely with his two other brothers. As the eldest triplet, he has always looked after Jeremy and Paul. Yet, even though they are always seen as part of a group, they are very different. Ronan is the quieter and worrier one, always putting his siblings before him. So when his brothers tell him that they are dating and going off to start their lives, he doesn’t know how to react. They are always been together, but they are now going their separate ways.

As Ronan prepares to move to Port Albany permanently, he wasn’t expecting to meet Beth Jones the minute he walks into the diner across from the gym he frequents. She is adorable and very beautiful. It’s the strong connection that they have in that instant that suddenly makes him afraid of not seeing her anymore. Beth is a breath of fresh air, she is the only one at the moment that sees him for who he is, not as part of the triplets nor as the son of the rich business tycoon. As the two start to get to know each other, Ronan finds himself getting more involved with Beth and her family. She gives him a purpose, but there are things that Beth doesn’t know about him that could damage their future if he doesn’t come clean before it’s too late.

As a twenty-five year old, Beth Jones has a lot to juggle in her life. Working long hours at the diner, Nifty Fifty, and going to school keeps her busy. She has no time to date, but when a good looking stranger walks into the diner, he immediately catches her attention. He is tall, broad and she assumes that he works at the gym. Ronan makes her feels safe and she doubts that he’ll ever like someone like her, an overworked waitress who probably isn’t his type. Needless to say, he keeps coming back and the more time they spend together, the more she starts to develop feelings for him. Yet, Beth needs to see if Ronan is willing to accept all that comes with her or risk losing her heart once again.

I absolutely loved reading Finding Ronan’s Heart! I am a huge fan of Moreland’s Vested Interest series and now this new generation has me giddy with excitement every time she releases a new book. What I love about every single book is that the author give each book it’s own character and Finding Ronan felt distinct from the rest of the series and completely stole my heart. Ronan is lovable and kind. He truly wants to make things better for Beth and look after her when she hasn’t had that before. Beth is not used to being taken care of and she is apprehensive at the beginning, until Ronan starts to warm up to her heart. There is so much that happens in the book and we get to see characters from previous books make appearances throughout the story. The ending is what had me in tears, it was just PERFECT. I cannot recommend this book enough as well as the rest of the series, you will not regret it! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:


Author Bio:

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at  flavia@bookcaseagency.com


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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

πŸ”– RELEASE BLAST πŸ”– Just One Scandal by Carly Phillips {REVIEW}



Just One Scandal by Carly Phillips 

Release Date: July 6th 2021 by CP Publishing 
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A jilted bride. Her brother’s ex-buddy. An affair would be crazy…right?

Chloe Kingston’s life is exactly how she needs it: safe and stable. Right up until her reliable, low-risk fiancΓ© jilts her on their fairy-tale wedding day. As she works her way through the reception champagne—and wonders where she’s going to live—she stumbles into her brother Linc’s ex-best friend.

If only Beckett Daniels were hideous. But he’s not. He’s everything her erstwhile groom was not. Hot. Sexy. Dangerous. And she’s just buzzed enough to want all that Greek-god gorgeousness to show her the kind of fun she’s been missing.

Beck thrives on calculated risks, but taking advantage of Linc’s little sister isn’t one of them. What he can do is haul her tipsy, tulle-clad, tempting little butt to the bridal suite to sleep it off. Then move her into his spare room—which has the satisfying side effect of driving her brother crazy.

They can’t remain platonic roommates for long. Not when the sexual attraction sizzles out of control. But when tragedy threatens Beck, pain from his past reminds them both that life doesn’t come without risks…and this time, they’re gambling with their hearts. 




My Review:

Carly Phillips delivers a sizzling second chance romance in Just One Scandal, the second book in The Kingston Family series, that’s filled with swoon worthy moments to keep you rooting for the characters until the very end.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Chloe Kingston who is in her hotel suite trying to get drunk after receiving a life changing text from her now ex-fiance. After working so hard to lead a safe and stable life, Chloe just got ditched at the altar on what would have been one of the best days of her life. While she is devastated, Chloe wants to enjoy her reception and let go of her worries for one night with her friends. Until she stumbles upon Beckett Daniels, one of her brothers’ ex best friend.

It’s been a while since she last saw him and she invites him to her reception. Chloe is clearly drunk, but Beck is easy to talk to and she finds herself telling him about what she truly wants to do with her life and he is encouraging. With no place to live at the moment, Beck offers her to stay with him for a little while. She accepts, little did she know that her life was about to take yet another turn of events. It’s the more time they spend together that makes Chloe realize just how important Beck is in her life, but she is not sure if she is willing to give out her heart and get hurt again.

Beckett Daniels has worked really hard to get to where he is in life, wealthy and successful. He has a cutthroat reputation when it comes to the real state business, so when he crosses paths with Chloe Kingston, Beck is aware of the job that she does for her brother, Linc. He used to be best friends with Linc when they were in college, but something happened that made them not be in the best terms. Now they are business competitors and wants nothing to do with him. Yet, there is something about Chloe that he can’t seem to resists. She is smart, talented and beautiful. There is part of him that is protective of her when she tells him what her ex did and he offers her to stay with him until she is ready to move out on her own. It’s clear that they are attracted to each other, but he can’t fall in love with her. He can’t lose another person dear to his heart and refuses to let Chloe in.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Just One Scandal, the story itself is not that long, but packs a punch. It’s romantic, steamy and emotional. We have two characters that have different reasons for not wanting to fall in love, but end up falling for each other unexpectedly. They both have been hurt in the past and they’re able to help each other overcome those obstacles in order to have a future together. I really liked their chemistry and the relationships that they have with the rest of the characters. The ending was sweet and perfect for their story. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, would highly recommend checking out Just One Scandal. You will not regret it! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:



Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

πŸ”– RELEASE BLAST πŸ”– Angel's Promise by Aleatha Romig {REVIEW}



Angel's Promise by Aleatha Romig

Release Date: June 29th 2021 by Romig Works
Pages: 400
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Mafia

Everett Ramses came into my life like a hurricane on a dark New Orleans night. With a deep voice and penetrating gaze, his mere presence tingled my nerves and twisted my insides much like the city’s legendary stories of spirits and ghosts.

As the ruler of New Orleans, Everett Ramses lives life hard and takes what he wants without apology.

He wants me to be his queen.

I am not an unwilling capture or a damsel in distress.

No, I, Emma North, willingly fell for the man who proclaims himself the devil.

Do I follow through on the promise I made to Rett, or do I listen to my own instincts and run before it’s too late?

The future of New Orleans is now in my hands.

Have you been Aleatha'd?

*From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a new romantic suspense duet set in the dark and mysterious world of New Orleans. This full-length novel is the conclusion of the Devil’s Series Duet that begins with the prequel “Fate’s Demand”, continues in DEVIL’S DEAL, and concludes in ANGEL’S PROMISE.



My Review:

Angel’s Promise is the explosive conclusion to the Devil’s Duet by Aletha Romig that’s filled with twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end.

The story picks up right where it left off in Devil’s Deal with the arrival of Emma and Rett’s wedding day. Just when Emma thought that she could make things work with Rett, things are suddenly not what they seemed to be by the unexpected arrival of her brother. She is shocked to see that Kyle is very much alive and ready to make her question everything that Rett has been telling her all this time. In her heart she wants to believe that Rett has been telling her the truth, but she doesn’t really know if he is. There are so many unanswered questions, but it’s when Rett starts to open up to her that Emma feels that they can finally have a chance at being together after all. Little did she know that their blissful time together wasn’t going to last long when and that they would have to face the ultimate obstacle in order to be together.

I throughly enjoyed reading Angel’s Promise, Romig did a great job setting up the scene for the story in Devil’s Deal that it made this book that much more engaging to read. In this book we get to see what happens are their deal is made and the consequences that follow. There is still so much that Emma doesn’t know, but she wants to make her own decisions even if she has to make another deal with Rett. Rett in this book starts to realize that he has met his match and he slowly tells Emma about the business he runs. It’s important for her to understand what he has to deal with and she proves to be a lot stronger than he thought. But they have to face new obstacles and that’s going to test their trust for each other. The ending felt a bit rushed to me, but the epilogues really made the book that much better. All in all, I would highly recommend checking out the Devil’s Duet. If you are looking for a suspenseful romance set in New Orleans filled with irresistible chemistry and mystery than this is the right duet for you! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating: 4.5/5



Meet Aleatha Romig:

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. 

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


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Monday, June 21, 2021

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– Mafia King by C.D. Reiss {REVIEW}




Mafia King by C.D. Reiss

Release Date: June 15th 2021 by Paige Press LLC
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Mafia

Santino is my king. My lover. My husband.

He’s the head of the Cavallo crime family and the moment he choked my vows from me, my life was bound to his.

I’m done fighting my fate, until I hear two rumors, and I’m shaken to the core.

One rumor about the past—that I wasn’t the first bride Santino took.

Another about the future—a new bride is about to be taken.

Changing the old ways is like dousing the flames of hell with tears.

But I married the devil himself, and when I vowed to obey, I lied.

Book two of three in the The Dilustro Arrangement.



My Review:

Mafia King is the second book in the DiLustro Trilogy, full of shocking twists to leave you hooked from beginning to end.

The story picks up right after it left off in Mafia Bride with Violetta finding out that she might not have been meant for Santino from the start. It’s been weeks since she has learned the truth and she cannot look at her husband without thinking of the possibility that he could be hiding other things from her as well. She can’t believe that she was just a nursing student not that long ago, with a life of her own. Nevertheless, Violetta had no idea that she would end up married to the most powerful mobster in Second Vasto. But now that she knows that her sister was involved with Santino, she wants to know what truly happened to her. Santino took her sister away from her and now Violetta is ready to make him pay and watch him struggle. Yet, there are a lot more things to the story that Santino is not telling her and finding out the truth could change their future forever.

C.D. Reiss delivers an action packed story filled with an emotional rollercoaster between Santino DiLustro and Violetta. In Mafia Bride we get to see the characters go through a series of obstacles as secrets are fully revealed, putting their relationship at risk. Santino promised to protect Violetta, but she still struggles to accept the way his people make deals and it puts her at constant risk. He never expected to fall for her the way he did and it’s when he finally tells her the actual truth that she starts to see him in a new light. But the shocking twist at the end has me wanting to read the third book asap! The books just keep getting better and I cannot wait to read the final book in the trilogy, Mafia Queen.:)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating: 4.5/5


About the Author: 


CD Reiss has a long history of aimlessly moving from place to place. She finally settled in Los Angeles where she earned a master’s degree in cinematic writing from USC. After graduation, she ultimately failed to have one line of dialog put on film, but stayed in Hollywood out of spite.

Since screenwriting was going nowhere, she switched to novels. Soon after, luck arrived with a complete set of baggage. She now has over two dozen titles under her belt. Two of those are NY Times Bestsellers and a handful more are USA Today bestsellers. Her audiobooks have won APA Audie Awards and Earphones Awards, swelling her ego to an inhuman size.

She lives with her family, two cats and her long-suffering husband in a small Hollywood house that’s been outfitted with huge, ego-sized doorways.



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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

πŸ”– RELEASE BLAST πŸ”– Tell Me I'm Yours by J.S. Scott {REVIEW}



Tell Me I'm Yours by J.S. Scott 

Release Date: June 15th 2021 by Golden Unicorn Enterprises, Inc.
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Is there more to the spoiled, entitled, British billionaire man-whore than what I see on the surface?

I really want to hate Dylan Lancaster.

He hurt my best friend, and nearly destroyed her relationship with his identical twin brother. So, I decide that someone needs to rein him in so he doesn't try to demolish the couple completely before their wedding takes place. Unfortunately, the only woman who would try to take on that impossible task is...me.

It's only six weeks, right? Surely I can tolerate the womanizing, obnoxious jerk and keep him out of trouble so that no more of his scandals hit the media before his brother's wedding. I'm a public relations crisis manager. Squashing bad press is what I do, and I do it extremely well for my high profile clients.

What I don't count on is actually starting to like the glimpses of the real Dylan I begin to see underneath all of his cynicism. Nor did I ever imagine that I'd become so attracted to him that I could barely breathe every time he gets close to me. 

Dylan is a man who has suffered profound emotional pain. I can sense it. I can feel it. The question is: Can I possibly reach the real Dylan Lancaster before it's too late?

Note: This is an enemies to friends to lovers British billionaire romance with an American heroine. I'd recommend reading Damian's story first in Tell Me You're Mine, Book 1 of The British Billionaires to enhance your reading pleasure. 



My Review:

What’s not to love about a hot British guy with an even hotter accent and the biggest heart? J.S. Scott delivers a raw and emotional enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance, about new beginnings that will grab you and never let go.

At the beginning of the story we get to meet Kylie Hart, a public relations crisis manager who is ready to use her skills for a good cause. She is in Beverly Hills on a mission to make sure that Dylan Lancaster cleans up his act after nearly destroying her best friend’s relationship with his identical twin brother. Nicole and Damian Lancaster are getting married in six weeks and she has until then to make sure that Dylan stays out of trouble.

Kylie has heard a lot about Dylan and what he has done over the past two years as his brother tried to cover his indiscretions. To her he is a spoiled billionaire womanizer who is obnoxious and treats women as if their only purpose is for sex. It’s when she meets him for the first time that she knows that she is in trouble. Dylan is not only good looking but challenges her at every turn. He is magnetic and underneath the persona he portrays is someone who has been hurt deeply in the past. Kylie never expected to feel a pull towards him right away, but the longer she spends with him, the more she is starting to understand how much they have in common. Yet, there are no promises of what is going to happen after the wedding and she fears that one of them is going to end getting hurt if they give in to their emotions.

Dylan Lancaster never expected to have a fiery redhead at his doorstep demanding to be let in as she is set on keeping him out of trouble. He is not happy to have her move in with her dog and invade his space. He has been working really hard to improve himself after what happened in England, when he almost ended his brother’s relationship with Nicole. Dylan is deeply sorry for all the trouble that he has caused his family, but they don’t know the really story of what happened to him two years ago and he wasn’t expecting to connect with Kylie the way he did. She is a ray of sunshine who doesn’t back down and her positivity to how she sees life has him want to do the same. It’s when she shares her own past struggles that a part of him wants to protect her no matter and be there for her even after his brother’s wedding is over. It’s clear that they both have such a strong connection with each other, but his past might end up hurting his future and he has to make sure Kylie sees that he has changed before it’s too late.

I absolutely loved reading Tell Me I’m Yours, it was such a great story to read from beginning to end. J.S. Scott does a very good job bringing the reader into the characters’ journey as they go through ups and downs in their relationship. Not only is the story relatable, but it’s also the shocking secrets that had me at the edge of my seat. Although we get to see the character’s constant banter at the beginning, they slowly open up to each other and find out how much they have in common. Although Kylie and Dylan are the focus of this story, we also get to continue Nicole and Damien’s story from their POV. So it’s best to read the first book, Tell Me You’re Mine, to get the full effect. While the story is emotional at it’s core, we also get a lot of steamy scenes and swoon worthy moments between the characters that will leave you rooting for them until the very end. The ending was sweet and I cannot wait to read what the author comes up with next. I would highly recommend checking out this series, you will not regret it! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:


Meet J.S. Scott:

J.S. “Jan” Scott is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature, but romance has always been her genre of choice. Writing what she loves to read, Jan pens both contemporary and paranormal romances. They are almost always steamy, generally feature an alpha male, and include a happily ever after—she just can’t seem to write them any other way! Jan lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two very spoiled German shepherds, and she loves to connect with readers. 


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