Book Review | Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey

Love the One You HateeeePages: 330

Goodreads Rating: 3.89/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★ / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 17th 2020

Publisher: Self published

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Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.
For good reason.

His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.

His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.

Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.

Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls.

We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust.

What’s worse?
He knows it.

They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love.

One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.

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Book Review | Bound by the Past by Cora Reilly

Bound by the pastPages: 335

Goodreads Rating: 4. 14/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★★★ / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance, Mafia Romance

Publication Date: May 20th 2020

Publisher: Self published

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Dante
My life is a tale of betrayal.
I killed so many because they betrayed our cause, because they betrayed the Outfit.
A hypocrite. A liar. A murderer.
That’s what I am.
Five times I betrayed the Outfit. With my blood I made a vow to our cause, swore my life to it, promised to put the Outfit first. Above all else.
Five times I chose a woman over the good of the Outfit. I betrayed my father. My vow. My men.
You reap what you sow.
Would my betrayals destroy everything I swore to protect?

Valentina
On our wedding day I made a vow to stand by Dante’s side.
In good and in bad times.
To love him through it all.
Growing up in the mafia, I knew the challenges in our life would be numerous. I never expected them to tear at the very base of our family, of our existence.

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2020)

2020 is one hell of a year and definitely life changing because of the pandemic and we have to adapt into the “new normal”. It’s also a good escape for most of us and spent time reading. Checking in for my reading goals: I’ve read 58 of 100 books this year and I’m right on track! Today, I’ll share with you my reading updates — best and worst books etc. this year.

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Audiobook Review | Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

creamofthecropPages: 320

My Rating: ★★★★ / 5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 3.97 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 12th 2016

Publisher: Gallery Books

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Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full with handsome eligible bachelors. What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is…cheese.

Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream. Her favorite booth also indulges her love of all things handsome. Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal cheeses the Hudson Valley has to offer, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious. Or so she thinks. But that doesn’t stop Natalie from fantasizing about the size of his, ahem, milk can.

Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it be…love?

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Blog Tour | Black Tangled Heart by Samantha Young

BTH1Pages: 374

Goodreads Rating: 4. 28/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★★ / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age

Publication Date: May 15th 2020

Publisher: Self published

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Black Tangled Heart is a complete standalone. The Play On series are books connected by the theme of the arts industry, not by characters, and can be read in any order.

To my siblings, Jane was a friend. A pseudo-sister, the girl we grew up with.
To me? She was everything.
Our passion consumed us.

When our world fell apart, I thought our love would be the thing that held us together.
She was the love of my life. But she abandoned me when I needed her most.
And I’ll never forgive her.

For years I’ve been planning my revenge against the people who took everything from me.
Jane won’t be an exception. I’m coming for her.
She knows it.

She says she wants to help me serve my version of justice on the people who hurt me.
I’ll let her.
She probably thinks it will save her from me.

It won’t.

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Blog Tour | Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken

52154430._SY475_Pages: 384

Goodreads Rating: 4.50 /  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance, Mafia Romance

Publication Date: May 19th 2020

Publisher:Van Dyken Enterprises INC

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A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend…
I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.
But ever since the incident.
Ever since Him.
There’s been a war in our little clique.
After all, a house divided cannot stand.
He’s the problem, not me.
He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.
But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.
And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.
Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.
The second worse thing?
Fall in love with your best friend.
Enemy.
And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers!

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Blog Tour | Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase

Dirty Charmer FOR WEBPages: 264

Goodreads Rating: 4. 15/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★★ / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 19th 2020

Publisher: Emma Chase LLC

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Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say . . . stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands.

She doesn’t have time for nonsense.

Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense.

Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible.

Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job.

It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it.

Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can they last—can they love…for forever?
 

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New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance novels known for their clever banter, emotional, and sexy, swoonworthy moments. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.  Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two spirited children, and two adorable, but badly behaved, dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

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Book Review | Reap by Tillie Cole

25732126._SY475_Pages: 231

Goodreads Rating: 4. 36/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★★★/ 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance

Publication Date: November 10th 2015

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

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Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva’s obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act, or live for himself; he’s his master’s perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six-foot-six, weighing two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, who rules the dark world of the criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him.

Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life–away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon, her criminal family’s underground death-match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family’s captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers. But sacrifices must be made–blood for blood… life for life… souls for scarred souls…

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Book Review | Raze by Tillie Cole

razePages: 256

Goodreads Rating: 4. 17/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★★ / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance

Publication Date: December 29thth 2014

Publisher: Self Published

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To take back life, one must first face death…

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals…his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge…bloody, slow and violent revenge.

Revenge on the man who lied.

Revenge on the man who wronged him.

Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate.

And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants.

One woman stripped of her freedom, her morals…her life.

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill ‘The Silencer’ Volkov, head of the infamous ‘Triad’ bosses of New York’s Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, it’s a virtual prison. Her father’s savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ring—The Dungeon—ensures too many enemies lurk at their door.

She dreams to be set free.

Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. As manager of her father’s death match enterprise, only grief and pain fill her days. Her mafia boss father, in her world, rules absolute. And her fiancé, Alik Durov, is no better; the Dungeon’s five-time champion, a stone-cold killer, the treasured son of her father’s best friend, and her very own—and much resented—personal guard. Unrivaled in both strength and social standing, Alik controls every facet of Kisa’s life, dominates her every move; keeps her subdued and dead inside…then one night changes everything.

While working for her church—the only reprieve in her constant surveillance—Kisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesn’t talk. Doesn’t communicate with anyone. He’s a man beyond saving, and a man she must quickly forget…for both their sakes.

But when weeks later, out of the blue and to her complete surprise, he’s announced as the replacement fighter in The Dungeon, Kisa knows she’s in a whole lot of trouble. He’s built, ripped and lethally unforgiving to his opponents, leaving fear in his wake and the look of death in his eyes.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man…this man they call Raze.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, excessive violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

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Cover Reveal | The Loop Breaker by Russ Thompson

COMING SOON from Russ Thompson and Winter Wolf Press!

THE LOOP BREAKER: A Beacon and The Darkness

This is a story that combines southern elements with the struggles of a young person overcoming the loss of a loved one.

After the death of her mother, teenager Lee Ann Daniels must leave the suburbs to live with her dad in the country, in the town of Laverne.

There she discovers lost souls seeking help from her. As she struggles to uncover their fate, she realizes she can communicate with them.

Souls have been trapped from the loops and it’s up to Lee Ann to discover how to free them amidst her own grief and fear.

 

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Author Russ Thompson has a uniquely southern gothic style. Being born and raised in Memphis, TN, Thompson is well versed in the southern culture that he brings to life in his writing. During his college years, he cultivated a love for writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, William Faulkner, Shirley Jackson, Herman Hesse, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman and went on to teach Science for fourteen years.

In 2014, he published a collection of short stories, Tales from the Rim. It established Thompson’s voice as a southern Gothic storyteller. Many of the stories were based on real Tennessee ghost stories in which Thompson takes the framework of a myth and fills in the details with masterful fiction. Shortly thereafter, he began to write articles for Click Magazine and became a beta reader for Winter Wolf Press.

In the spring of 2018, Thompson finished his first novel, The Loop Breaker: A Beacon and the Darkness. Russ Thompson was signed as an author with Winterwolf Press and will soon publish his debut novel. After finishing a second collection of southern Gothic short stories, he will begin work on his second novel.

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