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Stacey Lynn is a first time read for me and I did find her book “His To Protect” interesting. I believe this is book two in her Fireside Series, bringing Katrina Wilson to the warmth and safety of Declan James.

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Running from her powerful and abusive husband, Trina Wilson finds a place to rest to before she can plan her next move. Saving every penny and trying to feed Boomer, her only ally in this nightmare, she gets caught by Declan James and circumstances lead her to get a job at his restaurant.

Trying to keep the restaurant running that he and his wife had started, Declan is burning both ends of the candle after his wife leaves him. Trina coming into his life gives him a motivation and purpose to protect and love, and hope for a future that he had given up.

Interesting story as Declan and Trina get to know each other, with good supporting characters adding to the mix, “His To Protect” is a good read. There are a few occasions I felt the story dragged a bit and lost its grip, but overall it’s alright. Stacey did a good job with her characters and plot, but there’s definitely room for progression in her narration.

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley for an honest review.

I love Elisabeth Barrett! I’ve read her Star Harbor series innumerable times and have enjoyed that many times. Yet “The Best Of Me” fell short of my best expectations. But it can definitely be read once. I just can’t re-visit like I do with the Star Harbor Series.

Jane Pringle is trying to make a life for herself and her young son, far away from a past that threatens to impact her future. Working as a pastry chef fulfills her professional passion, and her boss seems to fill her heart. Hardworking and independent, she’s learned not to rely on others except herself.

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Preston North comes from a lineage of powerful business family in New York, yet he could not escape the insecurities and betrayal of his family, and almost gives into alcohol. But sheer determination brings him from the gallows of despair to making a name for himself as a reputable and powerful businessman

Falling in love was never a part of a plan for Jane and Press, yet fate throws them together. But with so many uncertainties and insecurities riding high, they have an uphill battle to reach their happy ending.

As much as the story is captivating, I missed the chemistry between Jane and Press. Somehow they didn’t make a place in my heart, and I couldn’t relate to them as I did with Elisabeth’s other characters.

All in all, I wouldn’t miss reading Elisabeth Barrett. She is a great writer and I can’t wait to read her more

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via Net Galley for an honest review.

Here’s another first read for me of Sophia Henry – “Delayed Penalty”, a Pilots Hockey Novel. It took me a bit longer than normal to finish it, not because it doesn’t hold your interest, but rather it kind starts of a little slow, but sure picks up pace.

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Auden Berezin is thankful for getting a gig as a Russian translator for one of the star players of the Pilots. Having lost her soccer scholarship to college funds, she latches on to this life saving temporary job to pay for her college education. She’s smart, intelligent and hardworking and wants to move out of her grandparent’s protective wings and put a painful past behind her.

Aleksandr Varenkov knows pain and scars that plague a person. Channeling his anger and desperation into his passion for hockey makes him a great player, yet his playboy image needs a makeover. As Auden works as his PR translator, he finds himself falling for her, with all her insecurities and pain.

Two people with painful pasts, two kindred souls brought together by fate to help each other heal, “Delayed Penalty” is a good one time read. Sophia Henry does a pretty good job giving Auden and Aleksandr strong personalities with human flaws. As much as the story is captivating, it was a tad bit longer and felt certain parts seemed drawn too long. Will I re-visit her? Maybe……

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group Loveswept via NetGalley for an honest review.

Note: I am posting one review for the entire series, as the five books are a continuation of each book and story.

Ethan Frost (Ruined/Addicted) was one the most amazing fictional characters I’ve ever read, and he would be one of my top ever favorites of any of the books I read and continue to read. Tracy Wolff did an amazing job of creating a character with so many flaws, like any normal human that was just pure perfection.

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So it’s no wonder I had high expectations of her “Play Me Series”, with Sebastian and Ari at the center of a roulette of painful pasts, dangerous ties and unsurpassable passion. And once again Tracy Wolff did an outstanding job etching Sebastian and Ari, and I had to read all the five books in one sitting!

Ari Winston works as a cocktail waitress at one of Vegas’s top-notch casino. Beautiful, smart and hardworking, she almost loses her job when she stands up to a billionaire harassing a guest in the casino. Until the prodigal son and successor Sebastian Caine steps in to take care of the situation and makes sure Ari keeps her job.

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Thus starts the journey of Ari and Sebastian, as they try to understand the attraction that ignites in them and fathom the feelings of concern and desire that sparks between them. As they explore the sexual tension and consummate their relationship, secrets from the past make Ari wary of giving her trust to Sebastian. Sebastian on the other hand is as tenacious and protective of Ari, and wants to keep her with him every second of his breath. But neither is Sebastian free of dark shadows that may break the fragile relationship with Ari.

As Sebastian takes Ari into his seductive domain and Ari lures Sebastian into the deep depths of her soul, they both discover the intense power struggle that keeps them on the edge, and the control that they are so willing to relinquish to each other. The Play Me Series is not just about submissive, dominant or eroticism, it is about two beautiful people plagued by trauma and pain from the past. It is about two individuals on the opposite ends of the spectrum brought together by passion and love. And it is about two insecure people finding within each other the courage to build trust and make a life with each other forever.

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Tracy Wolff, no doubt has put her soul and breath in etching Ari and Sebastian wit their perfect flaws. Ari as the independent, strong and vulnerable woman is a treat to read. She is compassionate, courageous and brave enough to weather the storms of her family and the relationship with Sebastian. Sebastian as the kind, generous and protective casino owner makes you believe that not all rich people are jerks and there are always good people left in the world. And as I went on this journey with them, I hurt with them, I cried with them, I laughed with them and I fell in love with them!

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I am not sure if the series will be published in one single book, but you have to read them in sequence – Play Me Wild, Play Me Hot, Play Me Hard, Play Me Real and Play Me Right.

Engrossing, Thrilling, and Exceptional!!!!

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept, via Netgalley for an honest review.

I am not sure if the series will be published in one single book, but you have to read them in sequence – Play Me Wild, Play Me Hot, Play Me Hard, Play Me Real and Play Me Right.

Engrossing, Thrilling, and Exceptional!!!!

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