Saint A Zavarelli

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Title Saint

Author A Zavaerlli

Publication Date December 15th 2016

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

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1. Know the enemy.

2 Be prepared to sacrifice.

3. Always wear good shoes.

After all revenge is a dish best served in stilettos. I’ve got an eye for it. and nothing’s going to stand in my way.

Not even Rory ‘The Saint’ Brodrick.
He’s a fool if he thinks he can change me. By the time I’m through with him, I’ll make his mafia look like child’s play.

Cross me, Mr. Brodrick?
You better cross your heart and hope to die.

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I’m a fighter. A hustler. A mobster.
I’ve seen a few things in my day.
But I’ve never encountered anything like her.
She’s a beauty with a beast of a heart. The poison apple I just can’t resist. And in her trail she leaves a wake of men crawling on their knees.
What she doesn’t know is that I like my women wild.
It only makes it that much more fun to tame them

winter-calligraphy-regularA. Zavarelli has done it yet again. Saint (Boston Underground #4) was EVERYTHING!

I’m going to try to hold myself back from gushing endlessly about my love for this book and this series in general, but it’s going to be hard. One thing I am going to allow myself to go on about for a minute though is the main characters of this story, Scarlett and Rory. I absolutely adore them! They are going down as one of my favorite couples of all time!

Scarlett is a heroine I’ll never forget. She’s crazy, badass, and breathtakingly beautiful. What I admire most about her is her strength. The horrors she endured in her past made my heart absolutely ache for her. I understood why she pushed Rory away the way she did. If someone you loved and knew your whole life did something that horrific to you, I promise you that you would have a hell of a lot of issues as a result. It would be a wonder if you allowed anyone to get close to you ever again. Scarlett is nothing if not insanely brave. Because of that, I knew she would come around eventually, and when she did, I was so damn proud of her.

Rory was perfect for Scarlett in every way. Did I tell you how much I love him? I’m head over heels for this one, y’all! He is a total alpha male, but secure enough in himself to have a strong, alpha female by his side. Rory never treats Scarlett like she’s less than. He honors and respects her as an equal, and I fucking loved it! I also loved that he was prepared to kill for Scarlett without batting an eye, and he did.  More than once.
Rory is mafia, and despite that, I can’t say he’s a bad guy. A man with a heart that big can’t be. It’s what endeared him to me the most. His patience with Scarlett was commendable. The love and understanding he showed her was touching, and the soft spot he has for women and children made me swoon. When I say he gave Lachlan a run for his money, I mean it. If you know me, you know Lachlan is one of my favorite book boyfriends, so that’s extremely  high praise.Saint exceeded my expectations in every way! The story was gritty, entertaining, violent, and full of action. The romance was heartwarming and hot, and the characters were complex. Mafia romance fans, you can’t go wrong with Saint or the Boston Underworld series as a whole. I recommend this one to you!

 

Written with Regret Aly Martinez

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Title Written With Regret

Author Aly Martinez

Publication Date May 23rd 2019

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

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Every little girl dreams of the fairytale. The one where the white knight rushes in to save her from the clutches of evil. They fall in love, have babies, and live happily ever after.

By that definition, my life should have been a fairytale too.

When I was eight years old, Caven Hunt saved me from the worst kind of evil to walk the Earth. It didn’t matter that I was a kid. I fell in love with him all the same.

But that was where my fairytale ended.

Years later, a one-night stand during the darkest time imaginable gave us a little girl. It was nothing compared to the pitch black that consumed me when I was forced to leave her with Caven for good.

At the end of every fairytale, the happily-ever-after is the one thing that remains consistent. It wasn’t going to be mine, but there hadn’t been a night that passed where I hadn’t prayed that it would be hers.

I owed Caven my life.
However, I owed that innocent child more.
And that included ripping the heart from my chest and facing her father again

winter-calligraphy-regularThis author never ceases to amaze me. Her stories are so unique and thoroughly entertaining. I thought I knew where the plot was headed, and that was a big mistake on my part! I should have known that the author would throw in a twist that would come as such a shock to me by the time I got to the end of this first installment, that I must warn ends with a HUGE cliffhanger! I don’t think I can wait to get my hands on the next book!

If you love single daddy romances, you are going to be in for such a treat!! Caven Hunt was the ultimate playboy who was about to close on a billion dollar high tech business deal. Then one night a tiny newborn baby girl that gets left on his doorstep changes his life forever. It turns out the beautiful redhead he had a scorching hot one night stand with has left him with an impossibly huge responsibility that he’s not even close to being prepared for.

The Ex- Effect Karla Sorenson

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Title The Ex Effect

Author Karla Sorenson

Publication Date December 2nd 2018

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

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The headline could write itself:
Matthew Hawkins, star defensive end, comes out of retirement to play for the Washington Wolves.

Which is perfectly fine by Ava Baker—it makes her job as publicist for the team easier.

There’s only two problems. This particular football player was her first crush.

The bigger problem: Matthew Hawkins was once engaged to her older sister.

It’s been ten years since Ava has seen Matthew. He’s bigger, better looking, and best of all—completely single. Despite his history with her sister, the attraction between Ava and Matthew isn’t so one-sided anymore.

It’s hot enough to burn down the entire city of Seattle.

But this headline is far more complicated to write. And not just for the press or what it means for her family— because once her heart is involved, there’s no predicting the ending

 

 

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Another great book and I can’t tell if I like this one, or the last book more. The family drama did drag on a bit longer than necessary that it annoyed me a bit, and I wished she would have stood up for herself more. Also would have liked to see more of the aftermath with her family after revealing that her and Matthew are together. Overall, still a great story, and I can’t wait to read Logan’s now!

The Bombshell Effect Karla Sorenson

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Title The Bombshell Effect

Author Karla Sorenson

Publication Date June 14th 2018

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

 

40506144__SY475_Allie Sutton just got a new job.

Not one she wants, and definitely not one she’s prepared for. She hadn’t seen her dad in years, so the last thing she expects upon his sudden death is to inherit the thing he loved more than anything (or anyone) … the professional football team he owned for the last twenty years.

Luke Pierson does not want a new boss.

What he wants is to be a good father to his daughter, the best quarterback possible for his teammates. What he doesn’t need is a blonde bombshell ruining the team’s chances at another championship. Especially when that bombshell turns out to be his new neighbor. The neighbor he was a complete jerk to the first time they met.

For the sake of the team, they treat each other like complete professionals. In public, at least. Behind closed doors, it’s a different story. And the fallout of giving in to that heat is something neither one of them can see coming

winter-calligraphy-regularThis was my first Karla Sorensen book, and I actually didn’t know of her until the release of The Marriage Effect which I’ve been dying to read, so of course I had to start at the beginning with this one, and I was not disappointed! This was a great book; no overly annoying characters, no unnecessary drama, and a sweet ending! My only dissapoinments with this book, was I felt as if it dragged in the beginning, and I also wish I had more interaction scenes together, and with his daughter. Overall, the story was great, and writing superb! Cant wait to read the next in the series

Bad Influence Charleigh Rose

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Title Bad Influence

Author Charleigh Rose

Publication Date June 12th 2019

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

 

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When I moved to River’s Edge, dating was the last thing on my mind.
I definitely didn’t expect to fall for him.
Jesse Shepherd.
Popular. Star athlete. Cocky as hell.
You know the type.
But as time passed, I realized there was more lurking beneath that gorgeous exterior.
Secretive. Angry. A little bit broken.
The more I peeled back his layers, the deeper I fell.
Until I slammed headfirst into his sea of lies.

Jess

I blew my shot.
Pissed everything away—college, lacrosse, my future—only to end up right back where I started in River’s Edge.
I was content to revel in my misery, spending my days drowning in a bottomless pit of booze and girls.
Until I saw her.
Allison Parrish.
Beautiful. Sarcastic. Perpetual bad attitude.
The pretty little distraction from the shit show that was my life.
But the sins of my past were closing in on me, and I learned the hard way that nothing gold can stay

winter-calligraphy-regularYas! This book is fudging amazing!! First and foremost, the covers for this series are GORGEOUS! Any one can have a gorgeous cover, but to have a book just as amazing as the cover, like Bad Influence? Out of this world, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this paperback.
I loved Jesse in Bad Intentions and I love him so much more now, if that’s even possible! Dare has been my favorite out of all of Charleighs books, and Ive read them all, and I didn’t think it could get any better than that, but now I have more Jesse and I can’t choose! Officially another book boyfriend! And let’s now for get about the AMAZING women Charleigh writes about! Strong, beautiful, Bad A, and sassy, with the best banter. Charleighs writing and books just keep getting better snd better, if that is even possible. Everyone please do yourself a favor and read this series

Ghost A Zaverlli

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Title Ghost

Author A Zaverlli

Publication Date August 25th 2016

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

 

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I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away.
Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged.
Nothing scares me anymore.
Until him.
He makes the numbness go away.
He is hazardous to me. It has nothing to do with his mafia lifestyle, and everything to do with what he offers.
A gilded prison.
A retreat from everything that I once knew. The reality I have no desire to return to.
He thinks he’s caged me, but soon…
I’m going to fly.

Alexei.
I live by a code. The Vory code.
In this mafiya world, there are traditions.
Expectations.
She does not care for these things. She does not care about anything.
She thinks she has me fooled with her haunted eyes.
What she can’t know is that I see her better than most.
She wants to fly.
But I’m going to clip her wings.
And make her my wife.

 

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GHOST: Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ This kicks starts us off in the ‘Prologue’ where all the grittiness you could ask for comes at you full throttle. Growing up in foster care and scaping by every day Twenty-two year old Talia jumps at the chance when her new boyfriend Dmitri asks her to go away to Mexico with him, the only trepidation she has is leaving her sister Mack behind.

A. ZAVARELLI cloaks you in a false sense of security, then without any warning it turns dark, gritty, and will shake you to the core of your bones when you step into the life Talia is subjected to.

A hit to the face sees her losing consciousness. waking up naked, dread coursing through her body, scared beyond belief.

I love these two characters, I don’t think they could’ve been paired up any better, the storyline captivates you and grabs you within its grasp as soon as you read that dark, gritty prologue and doesn’t let you go until that last page is read.

Hot Shot Karina Halle

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Title HotShot

Author Karina Halle

Publication Date January 9th 2018

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

 

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Delilah Gordon has a secret.

She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.

And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody, rugged mountain man are anything but tame.

Fox Nelson has a secret too. As a wildland firefighter or “hot shot,” Fox parachutes into danger every day he’s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests and thousands of lives. But while Fox’s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but. The more he grapples with his raging demons, the more he realizes Delilah is the only one who can put out the flames.

As the two friends grow closer – and more intimate – than ever before, the more complicated their relationship becomes.
And Delilah has one more secret to reveal.

A secret that will change both their lives…forever

 

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I absolutely love a friends to lovers story! Hot Shot was an intense slow burn romance- The storyline was written so well…
It took me a while to fall for Fox, he was a difficult character to understand.  Del on the other hand, I loved her! I felt her pain and her disappointment.
No one said a friends to lovers story was going to be an easy one but damn! There were times when I was reading this book where I felt like it was a train wreck that was bound to happen! And times where I went “Poor Poor Del! My God!”
The frustration level in this book is high!High people! not only because it’s angst, heartbreak galore but also because FOX NELSON is a stupid man! MEN!!! ugh!
Thank you baby Jesus! Who finally decided to intervene and add some common sense into this man! hahaha! I think once that happened, I actually really liked him. Hahaha

Hot Shot is definitely my favorite of the three novels in this fantastic series. Of course, I loved the previous two books (and its characters!) but I felt the strongest connection with this outstanding couple and the feelings their love story gave me. This book is a tad darker than the other ones: it has more angst and it surely doubles the emotions! Fox and his broken soul will make you want to mend him and consequently love him to pieces and Delilah.. Delilah is such a strong heroine guys. She suffers so much for not being with Fox and for not being able to help him (because he does not want to see what is happening to him). God, my poor heart could not take it. I never cried this much while reading!

Now, leaving aside for a moment the roller coaster of emotions, I have to mention how much I loved Fox and Del as a couple. Yes, their friendship is great, the moments with the Nelson family are too and I always love a good friends to lovers romance but when Fox finally sees Delilah in a new light, you will melt into a puddle! There are so many heartbreaking and emotional moments between them but there is also lots of love and oh-yes lots of chemistry too! Finally, they start to become what it was always meant to be and I died! These two together are explosive and when you mix that with a hot dirty talker and that strong of a connection it just makes your heart sing (and your panties melt! lol).

And it’s impossible for me not to go back to the emotional part of Hot Shot because everything gets even more sentimental when Del discovers she has to hide a new secret that will change their lives forever. Oh boy, things get extremely complicated then! You’ll see a new side to both main characters. A side that will not always make you happy. A side that will leave you at the edge of your sit with all the heartbreaking stuff that happens. But that is what makes this book such a great piece of writing. Because you have to see its characters go through everything (the good and the bad) to get to their happy ever after. And after so much suffering, Fox and Delilah definitely deserve it!
 

Therefore, I am rating Hot Shot with 5 STARS because Karina Halle delivered what her fans expected from this book: a great storyline, a couple that will not leave you indifferent, lots of chemistry and so many emotions. I loved how everything ended, I loved seeing all these characters so happy. The Nelsons and their loved ones surely deserve all the happiness in the world. Again, Karina created a fantastic list of characters and a series that I absolutely adored. I can’t wait to see what is next! Highly recommend this incredible love story and the whole North Ridge series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reaper A Zaverlli

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Title Reaper

Author A Zaverlli

Publication Date May 19th 2016

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

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Sasha.

He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal.
An Irish mobster.
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package.
But there’s also something off about him.
He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions.
Sometimes I question his humanity.
He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word.
But we share a secret, he and I.
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind…
He won’t have a problem killing me too.

Ronan.
I’ve slain for her. I’ll do it again.
When it comes to Sasha, there isn’t a line I won’t cross.
I watch her. She doesn’t know it.
She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might too.
But I’m always there, lurking in the shadows.
Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay.
I’ll keep her safe. I’ll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her.
The only thing I can’t do… is protect her from myself.

 

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This was the second book of the Boston Underworld series and it was equal good as the first one…
Even though i have to admit that “Crow” will be always higher in my heart!!!
As the first book, the second was having romance, chasing, killings, and generally an interesting plot…

Their relationship is a turbulent one. Both of these characters are so completely messed up, it’s a wonder how they go through the motions at times. But yet together, they made a messed up sort of sense. They offered each other a calmness that they never found on their own. They were like violent waves on a rocky coast.

This was such a dark, captivating story. I was glued to the pages, completely enraptured. My heart hurt for everything that Sasha went through and I wanted her to feel just a little of happiness. It made a dark sort of sense that she would find it in the arms of a ruthless killer that’s a borderline psychopath.

Ronan was just…GAH. This man. His training ensured that he feels almost nothing. No empathy. No sympathy. Most human emotions are far beyond his realm of understanding. But you see more and more of his humanity peak out with each minute he spends with SashaI loved this gritty and sexy dark mafia romance. The story was completely unputdownable and the characters vivid and unforgettable.

 

 

 

 

Jocking Jameson Jillian Quinn

 

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Title Jocking Jameson

Author Jillian Quinn

Publicaton Date March 6th 2019

Genre Romance

Format Ebook

Rating

4-stars

 

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Gamer. Lover of comic books. Nerd-jock who will do anything to score. That about sums up Jameson O’Connor.

He’s also my friend. One of the few people on campus who knows my secret. I don’t know what I was thinking when I kissed him. I must have lost my mind when I asked him on a date… or agreed to cook for his teammates.

I never expected to fall for him. But Jamie knew every button to press. Every level to hit. And he scored every time… until a threat from his past changed everything

 

 

 

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The book was a page turner and a great addition to the series. There is a mystery to solve, two complete opposite girls involved, some decisions to make and all the characters in the series are involved. There is more about the tech side of the family than the hockey and we get more information on Jamie’s immediate family. I don’t know if I agree with one of the decisions made. I was kind of hoping he would compromise with both, but I don’t want to give the decision away. Enjoyed the story and can’t wait for Donovan

On the rocks Kandi Steiner

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Title On the rocks

Author Kandi Steiner

Publication Date June 11th 2019

Genre Romance

Format eBook

Rating

4-stars

 

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Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild. And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.

He’s trouble.
Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble.

No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me.

Because he sees what no one else does.

He sees me—the real me.

The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.

I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted. Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.

Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want.

Everyone says Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

If only I had listened

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ON THE ROCKS: Is a full length, small town stand alone romance novel by Kandi Steiner. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’.

A slow burn cute summer days read!! Books like this are my weakness, from friends to lovers, a bit of drama, a little bit of angst, to swoony moments, throw in a few sighs, a small town, and get ready to fall in love with our hero like I did. He got my heart pumping, throw in a whisky on the rocks and I was in my happy place. This was a cute, hate to like you, add in their attraction towards each other which simmered in the background utterly made for a sweet easy to get into kind of read

I adored Noah and Ruby Grace’s relationship and how it developed; from friends to something more. I loved the way Noah challenged Ruby and how he made her question everything she knew up until the day she saw him in the whiskey distillery. The development of Ruby was probably my favourite part of this story; once her layers were pulled back, she morphed into this happy go lucky person and I could literally see the weight of the world lift from her. It takes someone truly special to show you how magical life could be if you just step back and really question what you have been told to believe your whole life and how happy you could actually be.