Monday, August 22, 2016

ARC Review | The Rebel's Return by Victoria James (@vicjames101)


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Natalia Puccini has spent her entire life playing by her overbearing but well-intentioned Italian family's rules...except the one time she took a chance on a bad boy and fell hard. She's worked to get her life back on track so when Aiden McCann comes sauntering back into town with his heart-stopping smile, Natalia vows not to fall for him again. There's no way she'll let him mess with her perfectly planned life...and there's no way she'll let him near her heart again...

Now reformed and a self-made success, Aiden is tormented by regrets and secrets. He left Red River years ago filled with anger and resentment and a promise to never come back. But when his ill father needs help, Aiden knows it's time to face the mess he left behind, and face the one woman he never got over. It doesn't matter how beautiful or intriguing she is, though, because he'll never be able to give her what she needs. As soon as his father is healthy, Aiden is leaving Red River...for good.

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Natalia was the epitome of a good Italian daughter, she would do everything to please her family and not cause them any heartaches. Even if it means being the maid of honor to her overbearing cousin’s wedding. The sacrifices she made would make her a saint and I do not envy her. She was trying to live a happy, single and peaceful life until the bad boy she fell in love with over a decade ago came back into her life. She swore that she would never allow Aiden McCann to enter into her life and break her heart again. She should learn from her mistakes.

Aidan left Red River years ago and never look back, but a family emergency brought him back home, and back into the life of Natalia Puccini. He knew he did her wrong, and wished he could tell her what really happened. But he was only home for some weeks, and he had no intentions of staying. Their house held a lot of painful memories. If not for his father who needs his help (even if he doesn’t really say he needs it), he wouldn’t be in Red River. But thinking about not going back, and seeing the love of his life in the flesh is different. No matter how much he wants her, he couldn’t give what she needs. As soon as his father is okay, he was going to leave Red River and would not come back.

I love how the story came about. It may lack the usual steam I got used to, but it was sweet, and had a dash of sexy in it. They tried to fight their emotions, but it was just useless. I love how things work out for Aidan. It made me shed some tears. What happened between him and his father was heartbreaking, but I was glad someone was trying, and someone was apologizing. I was also happy Nat was finally standing up for herself and not allowing her family (well, some of them) to step on her. It was brave of her to do so.

The Rebel’s Return is a short read. This is a story of love, second chances, friendship and family. 


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

ARC Review | Kissing The Enemy by Helena Newbury (@HelenaAuthor)








The #1 bestseller. Standalone romance: no cliffhanger!

He's New York's most feared mob boss. She's the niece of a Russian Mafia kingpin.
Angelo - From the first time I see Irina dance, I can't get her out of my head. She's an ice princess with an accent that makes me crazy and a body that makes me want to do bad things to her. Then I discover she's the niece of my greatest enemy.

Irina - From the first moment Angelo looks at me, I'm helpless. He's blood and fire and red-hot lust. I run: he chases me down. I put up ice: he melts right through. Then I discover who he is. Being together is unthinkable: I'd be betraying my family; he'd be betraying the mob. But neither of us can fight the attraction. And when our relationship sparks a war that threatens to tear New York apart, we may be the only two people who can stop it.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Book Review | Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett (@bennettbooks)


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In the steamy and suspenseful sequel to Sugar Daddy (“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”—Lauren Blakely), a heartbreaking rift threatens to unravel a dangerous alliance . . . and a fragile new love.

After posing as an escort for the Sugar Bowl online dating service, Sela Halstead is looking for one thing: payback. She's closing in on the site's heartless founder, Jonathon Townsend, and she needs Beckett North, Townsend's business partner and her lover, by her side. She'd thought that their intimate nights together had forged an unbreakable bond, but after a shocking betrayal, Sela begins to doubt the brilliant bad boy. When push comes to shove, can she trust Beck to do the right thing?

Now that he understands the truth, Beck will stop at nothing to secure the reckoning Sela deserves. But between his desire for her and his disgust for JT, Beck doesn't exactly have a lot of control over his emotional state. Left with no other choice, he must summon all his discipline to maintain JT's trust and pretend that they're still friends. But how far will Beck go to prove his loyalty to Sela? He nearly lost her once. To keep her, Beck might have to kill for her.

Note: Sugar Rush ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck's story concludes in Sugar Free!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016