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I have to thank Jennifer Ryan, (one of my favorite authors), for recommending Jay Crownover with the second book “Unforgiven”. I was hooked and ended up reading “Unforgiven” and “Justified” in one sitting, and pre-ordered “Blacklisted” in the same stretch!

I loved the Lawtons as it is, but the tiny peak of Palmer “Shot” Caldwell had me waiting in anticipation to get to know him and the quite, yet resilient Dr. Presley Baskin. And I am not disappointed at all!! In fact I loved this story even more than the other two. “Blacklisted” by others he may be, misjudged and prejudiced by the public he may be, but all that matters is what’s in your heart, and the love and care of the select few you can trust your life with. Palmer Caldwell has a soul and kindness in abundance hiding underneath that tough exterior.

Palmer has the lovely Presley in his corner, and he never would have thought that his heart would actually beat with love for a woman. There is so much depth and emotion in this relationship, and Jay did a stupendous job creating these characters with so much thought and layers. 

It’s a wonderful, wonderful book not to be missed. And now Jay Crownover is on my top list of authors to watch out for. 

Received an ARC from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley for an honest review.

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading at all. ~ Oscar Wilde ~

I am a total book addict! I read so many books under the sky, I’ve lost count. But then I also have only a handful of authors/writers who really enamored me and I religiously read them, re-read them and re-read some more! I have ebooks and paperbacks….talk about serious addiction. They are like chicken soup for the soul!!!

Be warned, I can also be a bit of a book snob…sorry! But never in disrespect. Shelter In Place and Working From Home has me scouring countless new authors and books I normally wouldn’t have had the time for. And then, once in a blue moon you come across a couple of authors who really, really get into your soul and now your are binge reading every single one of their books. You wake up with the characters on mind, scenes behind your eyes and a smile on your lips.

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And this brings me to Riley Edwards and her orgasmic heroes!!!!! Not that I’ve never read her, but it was only as part of her twinsies Susan Stoker’s series and crossovers. (Now Susan Stoker is another different story for another day :)) But now I’ve managed to read her entire series, back to back and a few more times…

If I end up reading the same book two three times in a row, re-visit certain scenes, that book for me is a winner! Reading Riley’s books was intense gratification and the fifth time was immense pleasure. It’s a world of heroism and courage, valor and bravery, brotherhood and family, passion and devotion. They made me cry and laugh, exasperated and angry, happy and content.

Gotta tell you, she really can’t churn out these books as fast as I can read!!! 😉 Incredibly worthy reads.

And here’s some tantalizing coming your way soon……enjoy,

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I’m off on a date with Colin Doyle and his “driving me nuts” Erin Anderson 😉

I am so sad to see Katie Rues’s “Endgame Trilogy” come to an end and what a stunning end it is. Any book of hers is a reading pleasure. Ellis Bishop is finally exacting revenge for being framed and getting his life ruined But the act of kidnapping a princess to get to his end game becomes a threat to his heart. 

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Arianna is thrown into danger as the reality of her stepfather’s life puts her in the crosshairs of his evil actions and coming to terms that her kidnapper is actually an honorable man. Ellis and Arianna are a treat to read as they stumble though their attraction along with keeping themselves safe enough to bring down her stepfather. 

And the finale was a very well thought out plot as Katie Reus gives one of her best written romantic suspense.

Received an ARC from KR Press, LLC via NetGalley for an honest review.

“Bad things happen. And the human brain is especially adept at making sure that we keep track of these events. This is an adaptive mechanism important for survival. ~ David Perlmutter

And survival is important to having a purpose in life. A lucky chance that gives birth to a crusade against evil living amongst humanity.  Fear is “Merciless”. But with courage, determination and motivation, one can laugh at the very face of fear. Who better is privileged to this fact than Asher Drake and Juliet Stone

Asher Drake: The man was a demon in some people’s eyes, but in others he was a hero.

Juliet Stone: She was no neophyte. She was a professional and knew how to play the game. She had secrets.

And both would go beyond their endurance to mete out justice and protect their own.

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Christy Reece’s new series, Option Zero, introduces the “Merciless” players, bonded over death, bravery and survival. A life of pain and loss, betrayal and treachery, brotherly bond, love and loyalty created these warriors. As they put their lives between the innocent and evil, fighting for justice fo the innocent with zero option, they still get lucky in love as they tread a merciless path to justice.

A resounding start to a new series, Christy Reece shows her mastery of plotting a story that keeps the readers spellbinding. Unlike her other series with so much action (which totally is enthralling), I love the fact that she had paced her story so very well as she draws the characters out of their shell. There is sublime action in the background, with emotions and characterization taking precedence, yet none of it taking away the intensity of the plot. As she introduces the players, the story still revolves around Asher Drake and Jules Stone. As she sets the stage for the main plot to continue into future stories, she never loses sight of the significant flow of events surrounding Ash and Jules. Even her choice of names has a subtle symbolism adding an element of aura to the story.

Having read every single book of hers published thus far, there are so many subtle nuances that only made Christy’s narration so much more intriguing, the twists and surprises added flavor and spice to the plot, and the characterization and depth of the plot added layers of masterful imagination!

I cannot wait to follow these “Merciless” warriors on their trials and tribulations and to a path of love and justice.

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

The Sutton Capital series by Lori Ryan is one of my all time favorites, that gets a visit from me time and again. 

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Kaeden O’Shea learns very quickly that nothing ever goes “According To Plan” when dealing with Joy Wilson. Spunky, friendly and sassy to the boot, Joy would like to stay away from Kaeden but then the laws of attraction take her straight to him. And Kaeden’s plan of enjoying her company for a short goes through the roof.

Joy’s got secrets to hide, and Kaeden’s got the muscle and patience to support and keep her safe. And the readers get to read another wonderful romance by Lori Ryan.

Received an ARC from the author, Lori Ryan for an honest review.

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