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♥Release Blitz & Review ♥ Defy Me by Tracy Lorraine♥

Title: Defy You
Series: Rebel Ink #3
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2020
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I hated her defiance… 
But it made me want her even more.
Her brother was my friend… and my boss. She was off-limits.
Kassie Fox.
From the first moment she looked in my direction, I knew she would be mine.
It’s impossible to stay away.
I’m breaking all the rules… and I’m shattering the golden one I live by.
Never trust a woman. Ever.
The more she pushes, the more I pull. We’re the same. I know what she needs.
And I’m about to prove that she can trust one man. Her man.
Me.
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Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.
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♥♥Jeanette’s Review♥♥

Defy You  (Rebel Ink #3)Defy You by Tracy Lorraine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this whole series, but this book has got to be my favorite out of all three. All three books are stand alone books, but I highly recommend reading them all in order just to get the full story of all the characters. This is Kas and Spike’s story and these two together are hot AF. Their age gap and the fact that Kas is Spike’s best friends sister only added to this story. I love a good age gap/brother’s best friend story and Tracy Lorraine did a phenomenal job in writing what I love and making me fall in love with not only the characters, but the whole story as a whole. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. The banter between these two was so comical and their chemistry was off the charts HOT. I can’t recommend this author or this series enough. I can see myself doing a re-read of all three books, now that I have them all. Yes, they were just that good!!!

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💎Release Blitz + Review 💎 Diamond in the Rough by Skye Warren is now live!💎

 

“Dark, sensuous, and wonderfully deep, Diamond in the Rough is Skye Warren at her best!” – Anna Zaires, New York Times bestselling author

 

Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…

Diamond in the Rough by Skye Warren is now live!

I’m stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. 

Every woman’s worst nightmare. Now I’m trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won’t be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that’s a lie. I’ll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I’ll need every single one of them to survive.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…This is a trilogy with cliffhangers.

 

 

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Meet Skye


Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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💎💎💎Jeanette’s Review 💎💎💎

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such an intriguing story that took me by surprise which is all the more reason to scream at that cliffhanger. I was so wrapped up in the story and waiting to see what was around the corner and knowing that there was just not enough time in the book to get the full story that I so desired to get. AGHHH!!! I have to know what will happen next. I loved everything about this book….well….except maybe that cliffhanger, but then again at least I have something to look forward to. I am loving the characters. Elijah and Holly’s story is not only full of mystery, but the hot chemistry between them is hot af. My brain is working overtime trying to figure out just where the author is going to take us to next. I can’t recommend this book enough. It has everything that I look for in a great enemies to lovers, dark romance. You’ll want to one-click this one now.

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♕Release Blitz + Review ♕ Waiting For My Queen by Georgia Cates♕

Waiting for my Queen by Georgia Cates

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Blurb
Emilia—
All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.
Luca—
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.
Emilia—
My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”
Luca—
I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.
Emilia—
Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautifulmonster.
Luca—
I’m waiting patiently becauseI already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.
For love, I’d do anything.
For her, I’d do everything.
Meet the Author
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Waiting for my Queen kept me up reading into the wee hours of the morning. Mafia/arranged marriages have been my thing here lately. I really liked Emilia and Luca’s story. Their story was a little different that what I’m used to you. It’s set in the 70’s which is different and I loved it. This is a fast paced, hot read with characters that I ended up loving in the end. I highly recommend this book.

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★Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway ★ Bound by Eva Charles★

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Father Creighton and Smith Sinclair.
Two dangerous men inexplicably drawn to me.
One bound by a holy vow, the other by duty and honor.

One emphatically covets my soul.
The other, despite his regrets, desires my heart.
Each demands I surrender my body to his control.

A priest and a soldier.
A demon and a knight.
An eternity in darkness, or a lifetime of love and light.

In the end, I have only seconds to decide.

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A confirmed city-girl, EVA CHARLES moved to rural Western Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into steamy love stories.

A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.

Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.

When she’s not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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★★Jeanette’s Review★★

Bound (The Devil's Due #3)Bound by Eva Charles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So Steaming HOT!! This story will take you down a dark path with some twist and turns along the way. Smith and Kate are sizzling together. Their intense story keeps those pages turning until the very end with some shocking and explosive reveals. Get ready for a long journey between these two, but the story is so worth it. I’ve read the other 2 books in this duet and they are all just as equally good as this one. I loved Smith and couldn’t wait to get his story and their was no disappointments here for sure. Looks like we will be getting another book of more happenings in Charleston and I can’t wait.

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~💚~Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~💚~ Keeper by Harloe Rae~💚~

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KEEPER by Harloe RaeReleasedate: February 6th

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Blurb:“Will you help me remember?”

That’s the second thing I ask the stranger hovering just outside of my hospital room. To me, Decker Fredric is another nameless face in the crowd. To him, I’m a forgotten girl he hasn’t seen in years. But he agrees to be my crutch through the fog as if we were once friends.Everything is ablank canvas spreading far and wide in front of me. Any direction I take, my steps stumble over the unknown. Decker becomes the only reliable constant in my life. I lean on him too hard, but he doesn’t seem to mind. His unwavering patience and guidance restore some semblance of normal I don’t recall having.My attraction to Decker is instant, but he appears indifferent. Until the day his stare holds a bit too much heat. In return, I dare to let my touch linger. Our hugs cling tighter than a simple embraceshould. But we have no business defying the distinct line cutting between us.Decker Fredric was never mine to keep. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting him to be. 

About the AuthorHarloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.

Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.

Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, #BitterSweetHeat Series, Ask Me Why, and BREAKER. These titles are available on Amazon.

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KeeperKeeper by Harloe Rae

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Keeper is such a sexy and sweet second chance romance that sucked me in from the start. Delaney and Decker’s story gave me everything that I look for in a second chance romance. Their story is one that had me emotionally invested in from the very beginning, kept me turning the pages till the very end, and stole my heart with their whole story. Decker is that swoon worthy book boyfriend that all of us ladies look for and he will no doubt swoon you over before you even know what happened. This is one-click worthy for sure.

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☆☆ 𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐑𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 ☆☆ Treacherous by Alex Grayson & Melissa Toppen is available now!!

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Title: Treacherous
Authors: Alex Grayson & Melissa Toppen
Genre: High School/Bully Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2019
Senior year was not going how I planned.
It was supposed to be an amazing year—the perfect year.
And it started out that way… until my mom remarried, and I found myself in a new town, at a new school, and living with quite possibly the most conniving person I had ever met.
But my horrible stepbrother wasn’t even the worst part.
It was his best friend.
Zayden Michaels.
Gorgeous. Unpredictable. Treacherous.
The kind of guy who sends most sane people running in the opposite direction.
He hated me from the first moment he saw me.
He made it his mission to make sure I knew it too.
I became the target—the bullied.
Until suddenly I wasn’t anymore.
But in a world of rumors, games, and deceit, you never really know who you can trust.
Sometimes the best deceptions are the ones you never see coming.
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☆☆Jeanette’s Review☆☆

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Such a great read!!! This is what you get when two amazing authors come together and write. I love both Alex and Melissa and they are my absolute one-click authors. So getting this book written from both was such a great treat for sure and I am hoping for more books written together by them both in my future.

Zayden and Rylee’s story had me completely hooked from the very first page. I loved seeing their story come to life as I turned each page. This enemies to lovers/bully romance had everything that kept me turning the pages. The secrets, lies, drama, and the hotness made the story highly addictive.
This was a different young enemies to lovers/bully romance which made it such a fantastic unpredictable read. I really enjoyed this one, but I probably always say that about both these authors. lol.

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Blog Tour + Review Kiss Me With Lies by S.M. Soto

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Two sisters. One unsolved murder. A sickening plot for revenge.

Kiss Me With Lies, an all-new edge-of-your-seat romance from S.M. Soto, is available now!

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When Mackenzie Wright attends her first real high school party, held somewhere deep in the woods of her small California town, no one expects to wake up the next morning to news of a gruesome murder. Especially not her own sister’s.

No suspects.

No motive.

No convictions.

Just one unsolved murder and whatever’s left of the now deserted town.

Mackenzie has spent years with her sister’s death weighing heavily on her shoulders, but it isn’t until she stumbles across a photograph that changes everything for her. The memories, everything from that night, come flashing back in high-speed technicolor and Mackenzie soon finds herself obsessed with the truth.

Determined to find out what really happened to her sister, Mackenzie relies on that one photograph to give her the answers she needs by embedding herself into the lives of five of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles. Consumed by her need for revenge, Mackenzie infiltrates the world of the rich and elite, only to come face-to-face with an alluring complication in the form an elusive playboy.

When enemy lines are drawn, Mackenzie has to choose between her loyalty to her sister and the man who has stolen her heart.

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Excerpt

I don’t know how much time passes, but it’s long enough that it dawns on me Winnie is still gone. She’s no longer in the spot she was when she left to go mingle. She’s nowhere to be found actually. My stomach sloshes as I sway when I climb to my feet. I realize I may have consumed way too much beer. I’ve obviously overestimated myself and my drinking abilities.

My legs feel weird, and I’m pretty sure if I bit my tongue off right now, I wouldn’t even feel it. Everything feels blissfully numb. In my drunken state, it takes me a while to process the loud voices being directed at me.

“Hey, you! Get over here!”

When I pick my gaze up, hazy vision and all, my eyes settle on the group of hulking guys standing not too far away from me, and it’s then I realize the rowdy group is talking to me. My brows pull down, or at least I think they do, and I look over my shoulder, trying to see if these jocks can be talking to anyone else, but, sure enough, I’m the only one here.

One of them barks out a laugh at my actions.

“Yes, I’m talking to you. Get over here!” The voice is deep. A guy’s voice. When I find the source, my stomach clenches because I recognize who the voice belongs to. Trent Ainsworth. All-around asshole, hot jock, and one of the five Savages of Humboldt County.

Yeah, that’s right. I said Savages.

Honestly, I think they’re more in line with devils.

Because that’s exactly what these assholes are in our small town. Each of their ancestors is a founding family. They’re like great white sharks, swimming amongst a sea of us trout. Or are we sardines? Jesus. I can’t even think straight anymore.

Trent’s bastard, jock rich friends call themselves the Savages. Town royalty. Amongst other ridiculous nicknames.

Why? No one really knows.

They’re like a rabid pack of wolves—the strongest of their pack. They stick together, though it remains unknown who, out of the five of them, is the alpha.

Over the years, I’ve watched them from afar. I’ve heard the rumors, and even though they can be just that, rumors; part of me never truly believed it. They were constantly up to no good. If there was a brawl at school or at a party, everyone already knew who was behind it. If there was a commotion in town late at night, the rest of the people in Ferndale knew to stay indoors. If they destructed town property, the sheriff and the rest of the police were never anywhere to be found. If there was a girl in town who swore one of the five had hurt her, nothing would happen. Every single one of them walked around like they didn’t have a single care in the world—and I guess in a way, they didn’t. They were rich as sin, and had mommy and daddy’s money to get them out of any kind of serious trouble.

It was obvious I didn’t know much about them. We didn’t hang in the same circles and certainly, they didn’t even know of my existence. But what I do know is, they’re trouble, wrapped in beautiful packaging.

Want to know how I know they’re trouble? Madison has been trying to get on their radar for years. One night. She just wants one night with any of the relentless Savages who run this town, but I guess none of them have shown any interest in her yet. They’re selective assholes who think they’re more powerful than God.

I’m not sure what that says about them—the devils—for turning her down the way they have.

I swallow the sudden lump in my throat and force my legs to walk over to them without any drunken mishaps. Of course, that’s too much to ask for. The tip of my beat-up, white Converse snags on air, I guess, and my body hurtles forward. Dizzying colors blur before my eyes—a blend of angry orange, vivid green, and hazy brown. I see the ground coming toward me, but I can’t seem to stop it from happening. Suddenly, strong, warm arms wrap around me, and I’m no longer falling.

“Whoa.” The voice chuckles. “Take it easy. You all right, sweetheart?”

I look up, my vision splitting on the figure holding me. There’s two of him standing before me and I can’t seem to focus my gaze, no matter how hard I try. Trent Ainsworth is gorgeous in his own right, but up close and personal, he’s a living god. His face breaks out into a grin as he stares down at me and brushes a stray hair off my round face. His finger grazes my freckled cheek, and my heart lurches in my throat.

Holy crap.

“What’s a beautiful girl like you doing out here alone?” His pretty eyes search my face for answers.

Beautiful? Did he really call me beautiful?

Blushing under the weight of his gaze, I fumble with my words.

“I-I’m not … b-beautiful … you’re not … this isn’t … a-alone …”

When Trent chuckles, I’m distracted by the bobbing of his Adam’s apple, but he helps me stand straight, and I notice his hand lingers on my wrist. He’s something larger than life, with the way his whole hand engulfs my arm. I hear his friends, the rest of the hellish crew, laughing behind him, probably at me, but I don’t care.

He thinks I’m beautiful?

He noticed me?

How did this gorgeous guy notice me before my sister? It’s almost too good to be true.

Trent glances over his shoulder, and his buddies laugh some more before he turns back toward me. “Want to get away from these assholes and talk?” he offers. I dart my gaze over his shoulder and realize I’m nodding as I stare at his formidable friends.

“C’mon,” he says. Wrapping his hand firmly around my wrist, he leads me away from the fire and deeper into the woods. A voice in my head screams not to follow him, but I do. This is the one thing I can have that Madison hasn’t had. Trent Ainsworth.

He noticed me. He wants to talk to me. Alone.

Me.

Trent surprises me by stopping just before the entrance into the woods, so we still have a clear view of his friends and the rest of the party.

“Finally,” he breathes, resting his back up against the trunk of one of the many redwoods here. “It feels good to get a little peace and quiet. I was getting tired of pretending to have fun.”

His words make me smile. My lips itch to spread across my face, showcasing my braces, but I fight it, opting for a closed-lip smile instead.

He was pretending, too?

“So who did you come here with?” he asks. I realize he’s trying to have a conversation with me.

I clear my throat, moving my foot through the dirt anxiously. “My friend Winnie dragged me here. This is the first party I’ve ever been to, and honestly, I’m not all that impressed.”

Trent laughs. It’s deep and husky and so freaking hot.

“Ouch. You realize the guys and I put this together?”

My cheeks heat in embarrassment. Crap.“I’m sorry,” I say, cringing.

He chuckles again. “Don’t apologize. You’re being honest, and I like that. Not many girls are honest nowadays.” His eyes roam my face, and my heart continues its quest to burst out of my chest. His gaze drops down to the cup I realize I still have clutched in my hand. “First time drinking?”

“How can you tell?” I tease, my lips twisting with amusement.

He shrugs. “You have this pretty flush on your skin. It looks cute.”

I dart my gaze down to my feet, trying like hell to hide how happy his comment makes me.

“Hey,” he says. His hand lightly touches my chin, forcing my gaze back to his. Before my eyes settle on his, I take in the tattoo on his inner forearm—the one he and all his friends have. It’s a skeleton key with an actual skull outlined and an eye with a triangle around it that rests on the skull’s forehead. It’s kind of creepy. “Don’t hide from me, Mackenzie. You’re absolutely gorgeous.”

My breath catches as I stare into his eyes and watch as they fill with heat. So much heat, I feel something stirring in my stomach. The sensation is one I’m not familiar with.

Wait—he knows my name? I don’t have the guts to ask how he knows my name. He’s one of the elite. I’m sure they know everything about everyone here in Ferndale.

“Thank you,” I breathe out in a rush of air. Trent glances toward the bonfire, and I try to follow his gaze, but his next words have my heart seizing in my chest.

“Can I kiss you, Mackenzie?” His hands are already on my face, pulling my mouth toward his, and his body is already leaning closer. My nipples pebble against the material of my bra. It’s such a foreign sensation, one I’ve never experienced before, yet I find it titillating all the same. I say yes before I can think better of it.

His lips graze mine lightly at first. I’m so flustered and buzzed, I let out an embarrassing moan into his mouth when he deepens the kiss. I taste him—a mixture of beer and gum. I feel his hands gliding along my overheated skin, and I can smell the burning logs from the bonfire. I can vaguely make out the sound of hollering laughter, but I can’t tell where it’s coming from, and the truth is, I don’t even care. His hands find their place along my hips and slide down my thick thighs, toying with the material of my sweater dress. When his fingers make contact with the skin of my inner thigh, I slip my arms around his neck, and I kiss him. Hard.

This is my first kiss, and if this is how all first kisses go, I will never complain another day in my life. This doesn’t even seem real. It’s too perfect, too intimate, too much like a dream. I don’t ever want—

“What the fuck is going on?”

I jolt away from Trent at the sound of her voice. I’d know it anywhere. Hell, it haunts me in my dreams. And when I get up every morning. Slowly, I turn on my heel and face my sister, who looks completely unhinged. I’ve never ever seen her look this angry. And sadly, all that anger is directed at me.

“What in the actual fuck do you think you’re doing, Mackenzie?”

I open my mouth to say something, but before I can get words out, Trent steps closer behind me, resting his hand on my hip.

“Leave us alone. We’re in the middle of something.”

Madison doesn’t acknowledge Trent. Instead, she continues to glare daggers at me. Her anger is written all over her, and I can read every thought that crosses her mind.

How dare you.

He should be mine.

He’s supposed to be mine—they all are.

“God, what did you do, promise him a fucking blow job to get him over here with you? You’re disgusting, Kenz,” Madison spits. “And you …” She focuses her wrath on Trent now. “If you go any further with her, you’re going to regret it come tomorrow morning when you realize just how low you stooped while drunk. I think those shots have you mistaking one sister for the other. Come near her again, and I’ll hurt you, Ainsworth.”

My throat constricts at her words, and tears burn my eyes. How can she be so mean? So vile? We’re sisters, not enemies. Is it really so bad that Trent would want to kiss me instead of her? There are four other friends she can have. Why can’t she let me just have this one thing?

Madison is the queen at everything she does. She has everything, while I’m always shoved in the corner, forgotten about in the shadows.

“Screw you, Mads,” I choke out, fighting back embarrassing tears.

She laughs at me and crosses her arms over her ample chest. “If you don’t go home with me right now, I’ll tell Dad what a little slut you’ve been tonight. How do you think he’ll react when he finds out I caught you having sex?”

I blanch. “What? But I—”

“Who do you think he’ll believe?” She’s right. He’ll believe her. It’s always her.

Blowing out a sad sigh, I turn toward Trent just as he bends down, his lips grazing my ear. “My friends and I will be here all night. Sneak out and meet me at the kissing rock once you can get out, okay?”

I back away and look up at him. I’ve never snuck out before. The thought has never even crossed my mind, but I know tonight will be my first.

“Okay.” I smile secretively before I turn on my heel and follow my sister.

The whole way back to her car, she’s mumbling angrily under her breath. In my drunken state, I should be worried about her driving, but we don’t live far. Our house is only a few blocks away.

“Ugh!” She brusquely growls. “I can’t believe you would stoop this low and do this to me.”

“Me?” I damn near screech. “Why is it so hard for you to get along with me, Madison?” I yell. “Why is everything always about you? You have everything already. Why can’t I have this one thing? He noticed me. Maybe he actually even likes me. Why can’t you just let me have this? Why do you have to ruin this for me, too?”

“Newsflash, Mackenzie, he doesn’t like you. He isn’t interested in you. He wants me. He’s just using you to get to me.”

I laugh darkly. It’s such an odd, foreign sound as it bursts past my lips. “Bullshit. You wouldn’t be so angry if that was true. You hate that he chose me over you. You can’t believe he wants to meet me at the kissing rock tonight and not you!”

She stops walking and turns to me with fire in her eyes. “He told you to meet him at the kissing rock tonight?”

I nod smugly. “He did.”

Her lips curl into a sneer. “Get in the car. We’re going home.”

The drive home is silent and awkward. When Madison parks in the driveway, the look she shoots my way makes me want to cry like a frightened little girl. That’s the power of Madison’s glare. She has the capacity to eviscerate and kill with a single glance.

“You’re going to go inside and be the good girl everyone knows you are. This isn’t you, Mackenzie. Stop trying to be like me.”

“I’m not trying to be you,” I mumble.

“Oh, yeah? Trying to take Trent from me says otherwise. Just get inside before I make the next year of your life a living hell.”

“Where are you going?” I ask as I push the door open.

“To meet Trent at the kissing rock, of course.”

My stomach bottoms out, and my heart shatters. “But …”

She smirks in satisfaction. “We all know I’m the hotter sister everyone wants—might as well give Trent a night he’ll never forget.”

“But he said me. He wanted me. He won’t sleep with you after tonight. I just know he won’t.”

Madison laughs. “He’s drunk, Mackenzie. He doesn’t care about you, or who shows up at the rock. He just wants to fuck, and we all know you can’t do that. Now shut my door.”

With tears swimming in my eyes, I do as she says and shut the door.

When I walk into the house, I know my parents are sleeping because all the lights are off. I climb up the stairs and head straight to the shower. The tears fall in hot streams, and I cry freely without fear my sister will hear and use it against me somehow.

It’s unfair.

Why is it always her?

She gets everything while I get nothing. I’m always the afterthought. The loser. The nobody. I don’t know why I thought tonight would be any different.

I climb into bed, inflamed ankles and all, and sob into my pillow until I drift off to sleep.

When I wake up the next morning, it’s to a shrill scream coming from the kitchen. I run downstairs, and my feet slow on the final steps when I see two police officers, and in the kitchen near the front door, my mom is on her knees with tears streaming down her face.

Sheriff Keller stands in front of her with an expression that makes my stomach sour.

“We’re sorry, Monica.”
His next words have my stomach hollowing out and the blood draining from my face.

Body’s been identified.

Found at kissing rock.

Homicide investigation.

I shake my head, trying to make sense of what he’s saying. It can’t be. There’s no way.

“We’re looking into all possible leads on what could’ve happened to your daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wright. Her body showed signs of trauma as well as …” he clears his throat, “as well as signs of assault.”

“What does that mean?” my father asks, voice hoarse.

Keller sighs. “Michael … it means she was raped.”

“My baby!” my mom screams, and the sound of it rains nails down my back. I sway violently on my feet and clutch the banister rail for support as realization sets in.

My sister was murdered.

Her body was found at the kissing rock.

The very last place I was supposed to meet Trent and his friends last night.

Madison wasn’t supposed to be found dead at that rock this morning. It was supposed to be me.

SMSotoLogoAbout S.M. Soto

S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself

as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.

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Kiss Me With Lies (Twin Lies, #1)Kiss Me With Lies by S.M. Soto

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is one that will grip you, consume you and blow your freaking mind. It has everything from murder, deceit, suspense to some super hotness. It is not only panty melting at times, but it will keep you on the edge of your seat and have your mind all over the place trying to put all the pieces together. The Epic cliffhanger leaves you with that WTF? moment and screaming at the author NOOOOO…..you can’t leave me hanging until February. I just don’t think that I can wait that long. This book is so unputdownable, but S.M. Soto always seems to make her books that way for me. Mackenzie and Madison’s story just comes to life right before your eyes and makes you feel like you have crawled into those pages and are part of the story. Gosh….Baz has won me over and I am sooooo hoping that he is a good guy and doesn’t break my heart by being on the wrong side of things. As for the other guys, Trent, Marcus, Vincent, and Zach, well…let’s just say their bully ways adds so much to the story and leaves you with the want to slap them all at one time or another in the story. I can’t wait to get the rest of this story and see how all the pieces of the puzzle are going to come together. I really highly recommend that you one-click this one and I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed. Overall this is a more than 5 mind blowing stars for me. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED!!!!

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★Blog Tour + Review ★ In The Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen★

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“Romance masterpiece” – Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author

From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a new, contemporary romance with heart-wrenching twists and laugh-out-loud moments.

In The Unlikely Event is available now!

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Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.

An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.

We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.

Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.

In New York.

And he’s America’s music obsession.

The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.

The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.

Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.

But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.

I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.

I have a career I love.

A boyfriend I adore.

An apartment, a roommate, a life.

I changed. He changed, too.

But Mal kept the napkin.

Question is, will I keep my word?

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Excerpt

When I finally come face to face with the street artist standing on the side of the pavement, his guitar case open and full of rolled-up notes and change, I understand why his grandfather told me I’d recognize him with the self-assurance of an avid believer.

I’ve never seen someone like him before.

He is beautiful, true, but that’s not what stands out to me. He is radiant.

It’s like his presence has a presence. He sucks the air out of everything in his vicinity, making it impossible not to look at him. Malachy is tailor-made for a huge, colossal heartbreak. Everything about him—his tattered jeans, filthy boots, white shirt, and leather jacket that was broken in decades ago—screams trouble. He looks like a seventies heartthrob. An icon. A Terry Richardson muse. Bruce Springsteen pre-fame.

His voice is like honey and warm spices. It lulls me into a place in my mind I’ve never been before, even though it’s far from beautiful. It is gruff, throaty, and smoky. When

someone bumps my shoulder to get closer to him, I snap out of my reverie and realize what I’m listening to.

“One” by U2.

The coincidence is strange. I try to tell myself it’s nothing. This is Ireland. U2 is a national treasure.

His eyes are squeezed shut as he sings. It’s like no one exists other than him and his guitar. Something warm rushes through my skin, like a heat wave, and I shudder in delight.

Warmth.

I always thought there was something melancholy about street performers—the way people walk past them, ignoring their music, their art, their passion. But this guy, he’s the one doing the ignoring. The tables have turned. He’s got the crowd eating from the palm of his hand. Every woman here is under a thick, sweet spell. He’s got that Harry Styles quality that makes girls want to bed him and older women want to adopt him. The men are a cross between impatient, annoyed, and jealous. You can see it in the way they tap their feet, check their watches, nudge their wives and girlfriends to move it.

The song ends, and Malachy Doherty cracks his eyes open and stares directly at me, like he knew I’d be here. Like he watched me watching him through closed eyes. Disoriented—and for some reason wanting to do something, anything—I throw a bill into his guitar case and look away, realizing to my horror that I threw the fifty euros his grandpa gave me. Everyone around me murmurs and whistles. They think it was intentional. I can feel my face flaming red. I bet he thinks I want to sleep with him.

Do I? Probably. But should he know that? Hell no.

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

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Jeanette’s Review

In the Unlikely EventIn the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

How does this happen??? This is an author that I absolutely flove and never can wait to get my hands on her next book….BUT…..this book just was nothing like I am used to or even have come to expect from my favorite of favorite author. I am so torn as to have to give this low of a rating. Yes, I want to give 5 stars just because she is my favorite, but then I wouldn’t be honest with my review, it would be such a disservice to not only the author, but to anyone that follows my reviews. Now there was some chapters of this book that I liked so I didn’t just hate it. This book started out really good and I was so drawn into it at first, but I think that it was all the different unneeded POV’s that was included with this story that lost me and disconnected me from story. I know that we are all not going to like the same stories and just because it wasn’t my cup a tea doesn’t mean it won’t be yours, so I hope that you still give this book a chance and decided for yourself.

L.J. Shen is still and will always be on of my favorite authors. Through good and bad I will still be one of her dedicated readers.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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★★Release Blitz + Review ★ Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins★★

 

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Title: Violent Triumphs

Series: White Monarch #3

Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Blurb
The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional,
steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White
Monarch
 series.
 
I’ve become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man
who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn’t want.
Now, I can’t fathom life without my king.
 
I should’ve been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison
during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But
nothing could’ve prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother’s poison, or
the Calavera cartel.
 
This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite
enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would
try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.
 
But I was warned, and so were you. Death’s day always comes. This time, it will
find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly—and hell hath no fury like
the White Monarch.
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Author Bio
Jessica
Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling
author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts
hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers
for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of
fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.
She writes
romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler
who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup.
She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook,
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★★★Jeanette’s Review★★★

Violent Triumphs (White Monarch, #3)Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the kind of story that book hangovers are made of…a story that will forever stick with you! A story that will grip you from the very first page to the very last page. A story that you crave and can’t get enough of. This conclusion of Natalia and Cristiano was so freaking good that I want to read it all over again. Their story was absolute PERFECTION!!! I was blown away, speechless at times, and torn at times as to who I wanted Natalia to end up with. Even after those jaw dropping moments when my heart was torn, twisted, and broken….it just made me love their story even more. I fell super hard for this series and really no amount of words can explain just how much that I floved this book. It’s a total MUST READ series with some amazing characters and a story that will take your breath away!!!

Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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Roping Your Heart (Love in Everton 2)

by Fabiola Francisco

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Synopsis

Lia Montgomery has been my best friend since we were kids, but when she moves back to our hometown, we can’t ignore the chemistry between us. And I’ve come up with a plan to make her mine.

First on the list? Make her my roommate.

It seems like a great idea at the time, but one look at her in those little pajama shorts and a thin tee shirt, and all I want to do is throw her over my shoulder, caveman style.

Screw the plan.

A simple dare changes everything between us. When I’m challenged to do the one thing that could tear us apart forever, I realize there’s more at risk than just my heart.

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EXCERPT

I clear my throat when her gaze pierces deep into me and breathe out. “Let’s go for a swim.”

“What?”

I ignore her, kicking off my boots and removing my hat before I take off my shirt. In record time, I’m undressed. 

“Did you just strip?!” Lia screams.

“It’s not like it’s the first time you’ve seen me naked,” I laugh and race toward the lake.

“Yeah, but we were, like, four and… Oh God,” I look back to see her hand cover her face, but I can’t hear what else she’s saying as I crash into the cold lake.

My head breaks through the surface, and I look out at Lia, frozen in the same spot. “You’re not gonna get in?” I holler at her. My hands move in a circular motion to keep me afloat.

“Are you insane?” she yells out at me.

“It’s refreshing,” I tempt her. “Really helps cool down in this heat.”

“You are insane. I am not stripping and jumping in.” She walks closer to the shore, looking at me with arms crossed over her chest. How I wish she would.

Smirking slowly, I lift a brow.

“Oh, no. I know that look,” Lia’s eyes widen.

My smirk curls up into a full, taunting smile. “I dare you,” I say nothing else as I dive into the lake and swim around.

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Meet Fabiola Francisco

 

Fabiola Francisco is a contemporary romance author from South Florida. Writing as been a part of her life since she was a teenager. Even at that age, she dreamed of happy endings with emotional twists. Her novels include Perfectly Imperfect, The Restoring Series, Sweet on You Duet, and Red Lights, Black Hearts.  

Her passion for books and writing has inspired her to write her own stories. She writes novels readers could relate to and grow with. She’s currently working on writing more stories that connect with readers on a deeper.

Fabiola also loves expressing herself through art and spending time in nature. In her spare time, she loves to cuddle with a good book and a glass of wine.

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Jeanette’s Review

Roping Your Heart (Love in Everton, 2)Roping Your Heart by Fabiola Francisco

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the perfect sweet, sexy, romantic, best friends to lovers romance. I loved Axel and Lia’s story. It had the right amount of everything in it. Axel is a swoon worthy cowboy and Lia is sweet and sassy. Together their story will rope your heart and leave you wanting more. There is nothing better than a sweet, sexy, small town romance that not only wins your heart, but melts it all at the same time.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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