TRUST – Kylie Scott

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

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“You were going to give it up to Duncan Dickerson?” he sneered. “Are you serious?”

I halted, staring at him. This was not good. “How do you know about that?”

“Anders overheard you and Hang talking.”

“Bastard.”

“Well?” he demanded, acting all authoritarian. Idiot.

“To be fair, I didn’t know his last name was Dickerson,” I said. “That’s unfortunate. Though, I wasn’t actually planning on marrying him, so . . .”

“Not funny.”

I shrugged.

“You barely know the guy.”

“Um, yeah. None of your concern. We’re not talking about this.” How mortifying! My face burned bright. People should just gather around and cook s’mores. “I appreciate that we’re friends. You mean a lot to me. But this is going to have to fall under definitely none of your damn business, so go away please.”

“We’re talking about it.” He advanced a step.

“No we are not.” And I retreated.

“You were going to let a complete stranger touch you.” Advance.

Retreat. “People do it all the time. You do it all the time.”

“But you don’t,” he said, taking the final step, backing me up against the side of his car and getting all in my face. “Edie, this is your first time we’re talking about. Isn’t it?”

“Yes, and it’s going to be messy and painful and probably horribly embarrassing and I just want it over and done with.” I tried to meet his eyes but failed, settling for a spot on his right shoulder. “You’re not a girl; you wouldn’t understand. Also, last time I checked, you’re not the gatekeeper of my hymen, John Cole. So back the fuck off.”

He said nothing.

Deep, calming breaths. “Look, someday I’ll meet someone I really like and we’ll have a deep and meaningful relationship and go at it like bunnies. But I don’t want to be the dumb virgin in that scenario.”

He slowly shook his head.

“Also, I do not want to die a virgin.”

“What? What the hell are you talking about?”

“Hey, you and I both know death can occur at any time.”

“This is crazy.”

“I’m seeing a therapist!” I told his shoulder. “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m a little bit messed up these days. It’s hard for me to trust people. That’s not going to change anytime soon.”

He screwed up his face at me. “Wha—”

“I’m just trying to be practical.”

“Well, you’re being ridiculous. None of this makes sense.”

“It does to me.”

Again, he said nothing.

In fact, he said nothing for so long that I finally looked him in the eye. The anger had left him, replaced by an emotion I didn’t recognize. Worst of all, he still smelled like summer. A little sweat and the open night air, everything I loved. Liked. I meant liked.

“What?” I said, finally.

He let loose a breath. “I’ll do it.”

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Kylie Scott has delivered yet another addictive and compelling read that had me glued to my seat from start to finish. I love each and every one of Kylie’s heroes and John gave Jimmy Ferris a run for his money, and almost knocked him off his perch.

Trust is a little different from what we have come to expect from Scott, but it is in no way less than brilliant than her previous books. I absolutely loved every second and could have happily read it again and again.

One of the great things about TRUST is we are thrown right into the action from the very beginning, and Edie’s inner dialogue had you believing you were there with her. It’s not long into the book before we are introduced to the main characters, and almost instantly you can feel the chemistry between John and Edie; and how important they will become to one another.  

I loved John and Edie’s friendship and was enthralled to see where it would lead. John is so protective of her, but it was enjoyable to see a heroine that didn’t need saving from her knight in shining armour. Edie was feisty and the mouth on her…woah!

The scenes in the store and later with John’s brother Dillion, were heart pounding and had me losing a few fingers nails. They were so well written that I could picture myself in Edie’s shoes, and could feel the panic in which she was feeling; it was completely realistic.

I loved that after everything John and Edie went through, it encouraged them to become better people. To focus on their futures, as they became more aware that they didn’t know what their future held. John wanted to reinvent himself, he didn’t want people thinking of him the way they had before, which then encouraged Edie to the same. I liked that although John was changing for the good, he still had that bad-assery we all could tell was there. John and Edie were good for each other and they were willing to fight for what they have. Their love is real and despite some major obstacles, can last the long run. 

I am a huge fan of Kylie Scott and would recommend this book to all my friends and followers. Such a beautiful and sexy read. Highly recommended.  

MY RATING: ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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Fractured Love – Ella James

Title: Fractured Love

An Off-Limits Romance Standalone

Author: Ella James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2017
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She was my foster sister, her luxurious house the only home
I’d ever known. I fell in love with Evie before her doctor parents signed my
adoption papers. They threw me out the day they caught us. Now I’m Dr. Jones,
so far removed from who I used to be, it seems like a bad dream. I tell myself
nothing can touch me. Until I see the residency roster at Rockies University
Hospital. There’s only two incoming neurosurgery residents each year. This year
it’s Landon Jones—and Evie Rutherford.
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Evie Rutherford and her family are preparing their home for the arrival of seven-year-old Landon Jones. With Star Wars posters on the walls and rockets on the bedding, the room is a little boys dream come true, but there is one problem; Landon Jones isn’t a seven-year-old little boy. Evie first meets “James” in homeroom and becomes instantly enthralled with him. It isn’t until she makes her way to her car after school that she sees James/Landon leaning against it. Soon coming to the realisation and being told of a printing error with his age, Evie finds out that the new boy is in fact her seventeen-year-old foster brother.

The book is written from both Evie’s and Landon’s point of view, it is also split into two parts, past and present. We get to see teenage Evie and Landon and how they met, the chemistry between these characters is so real and captivating that you cannot help but root for them. The relationship that the couple have is so beautiful and yet heart-breaking, because we already know from the blurb that it is just a matter of time until they get caught.

The second half of the book is when we get to meet the adult versions of Evie and Landon, and what it means to them to see each other after so long apart. I won’t lie, I may have screamed at my Kindle a time or two. I was just so desperate for them to get back what they once had, and it was clear, you could feel it, that their need for each other was still so very much there. So yeah, just a bit of screaming involved, but don’t fret, I soon got what I wanted. And it was seriously hot!! The first half was more YA but boy do we get some major lust infested scenes with Evie and Landon’s older selves. Phew!!

Fractured Love is the first book by Ella James that I have read. I know, shocking, right?! I can hardly believe it myself, but you will be pleased to know that that will soon change, because after reading this book I can’t help but want more. The writing so on point and the feels, oh man, I was in tears throughout most this book. My heart felt liked it was in a vice, and I was so on edge throughout the first half of the book, I will be surprised if I have any fingernails left. But you know, it was totally worth it. I crave books that claw that reaction out of me, after being in a book funk for almost a month, Fractured Love is exactly what I needed to get me back on track.

MY RATING: ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of sixteen teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.
Ella’s obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other weird, crunchy things like rock collecting, and the antics of her three little monsters.
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Checkmate: This is Dangerous

Title: Checkmate: This is Dangerous
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2017
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Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor.
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him.
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says.

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing.

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

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No…No…No no no no no no..NO!!! You can not be serious right now!! It can’t end there!! (Frantically swiping my Kindle) Damn you Kennedy Fox!! You do this to me every single time, and I never learn!!

I feel as though I am suffering from an anxiety attack right now. No book has affected me as much as the books in this series. As soon as the book appears on my Kindle, I cancel EVERYTHING, and lock myself away with no interruptions. I then read said book and die on the spot as I reach the end. Every.Single.Time. If I didn’t love my Kindle as much as I do, I would have probably tossed it across the room! Book one is always a killer in the Checkmate series, because it always ends in a cliffhanger. Which I don’t actually mind, it’s just I forget it’s coming. It’s like BANG!! Mwhahaha!! I am then left overanalysing everything I have just read and what the possibilities of what is to come in book two. I’m left with one almighty book hangover until the next book is released.

This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga-a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.

I have loved each duet and the characters they focus on, my favourite being Courtney and Drew. Saying that I have always had my eye on Logan and Kayla, and cannot tell you how excited I was to have an advanced copy flash up on my Kindle. I have been literally DYING to get inside these characters heads and let me tell you they do not disappoint.

If you have been following the series in order then you will be aware at the end of the last book, Checkmate: This is Effortless, we were left with Kayla texting Courtney saying she had found out who the mystery Skylar was. Well…I had my theory, but that was blown out of the water, because we do find out who she is and why Logan has been so tight-lipped about her. We also find out why Logan is so anti-relationship when it comes to Kayla, even though it is obvious he has feelings for her. I love the jealousy he has towards anyone who even looks at Kayla, and the clear protectiveness he has for her. He is so sweet and attentive, so it is no surprise that Kayla is confused as to why Logan keeps pushing her away. Kayla tries so desperately to move on and date new people, but her heart always takes her back to the one man who she has wanted from the very beginning. There is so much going on with these characters and although we do have some questions answered, there are even more questions by the time we get to the cliffhanger, and what a cliffy that was!! A serious gasp out loud whilst clutching my pearls kinda reaction.

We get to see the old crew as well and how their relationships are thriving, and I was thrilled to read more about Courtney and Drew and what is next for them.

This series gets better and better with each duet and I can safely say that this is by far one of my favourite and best reads, not just this year but ever. It’s one that you can go back to and enjoy just as much as the first time. Like with the previous books before it, I rate Checkmate: This is dangerous 5 BIG Gold Stars!! Outstanding and so highly recommended.

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Tycoon – Katy Evans

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Tycoon by Katy Evans
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.

Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.

That man is gone.

In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.

He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.

The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.

It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.

I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.

And he doesn’t.

Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.

Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.

He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.

I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.

Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.

Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

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Title: Checkmate: This is Dangerous
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second Chance Romance
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Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor.
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him.
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says.

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing.

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

Every part of my body is on fire, fueled by the electricity between Logan and me as his lips glide across the softness of mine. The low hum in my stomach aches when he pulls us apart, and I fight the urge to press my lips back to his.

His lips are red and swollen, probably just like mine are right now. I don’t know what got into him, but Logan and I have never, ever kissed before. Hell, we’ve slow danced before at weddings, but nothing this intimate—ever.

“I think that did the trick,” he finally says, catching his breath. Fred left over two minutes ago.

“Yeah, I think so.” I take a small step back, trying to act unaffected, but the hard beating in my chest gives me away. I know he feels it, too. I just don’t understand why he pretends he doesn’t. “Thanks for your help,” I say, breaking the tension.

“Anytime. It was fun watching him sweat.” He grins, rocking back and forth on his feet, gripping the coffee cup tight in his hand. He’s just as nervous as I am.

“Don’t you get enough of that at work?” I tease.

“Can never have enough.” He flashes a pleased smile.

“You do have some sick fetish for that, don’t you?”

“I do. Gets all my juices flowing,” he quips.

And just like that, we’re back to our platonic friendship as if the kiss never happened. However, the ache between my legs knows otherwise. It happened, and it was hot as hell.

“What are you doing on a dating website anyway?” he asks after I grab another cup of coffee and sit across from him at the table.

“How else am I supposed to meet guys?” I ask, although it’s really a rhetorical question. “Guys in bars just want sex and one-night stands. I have a strict no dating guys from work rule and everyone else is taken or just wants me to be apart of their menage a trois.”

His brows lift. “What kind of people are you hanging out with?”

I sigh. “This city literally has no available, decent, single men. I might as well just move to another planet. Like Pluto. Get as far away from here as possible.”

“Actually, Pluto isn’t a planet anymore,” he tells me matter-of-factly.

I blink, unamused. “Great. I can’t escape this damn city.”

He chuckles, and I only slightly hate that he finds my pathetic dating life entertaining. “You’re still young. No need to panic until you’re like…thirty.”

I grab a piece of his pastry and throw it at him. “You suck.” I scowl. “I’m twenty-six, which means I’m almost thirty, and almost thirty means I should be with the guy I’m planning on marrying. Otherwise, I’ll be forty, my looks will be gone, my boobs will have fallen to my feet, and I’ll have gray hair,” I ramble, knowing I’m over exaggerating, but right now it feels true. Every date is a disaster. More than the last.

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Ruckus – L.J. Shen

Title: Ruckus
Series: Sinners of Saint #2
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2017
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“This series is one of the best I’ve read all year”Angie, Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“LJ Shen delivers and then some. I am loving this series.”Kylie Scott New York Times Bestseller

“It’s unpredictable, raw, emotional, and edgy- pure chaos contained in a beautiful package.”TJ Loves Books

“LJ Shen just wrote her best love story ever!” DD’s Boom Room

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Rosie
They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.
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They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I fucking dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.
And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

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I have no idea where to start with this review, only to say that Ruckus is by far the best book I have read this year.

I finished it last night and I feel like I’m still shaking; the angst in this book is like nothing else I have ever read. I put my Kindle down and it wasn’t until I lifted myself out of the fog I had been sitting in that I realised how exhausted I felt. My eyes stung, my head felt like it was about to explode, and it felt like someone had well and truly punched me right in the gut. I have read some amazing books in my time and although I do tend to steer clear of “Ugly Cry” books; I have never felt so emotionally drained after reading in my life. I knew LJ Shen was going to knock me on my arse with this one, but I didn’t think for a second I would feel this bad. But you know what, it was totally worth it. There is only a handful of books out there that have made me feel every emotion imaginable, and Ruckus is right at the top of the list.

I am not going to attempt to explain what Ruckus is about, this is one of those books you must, MUST, experience for yourself. I cannot praise this series enough and it is imperative that you read the books in order, to avoid spoilers and to get the full experience.

We meet Dean “Ruckus” Cole and Rosie “Baby LeBlanc” in Vicious, and although we don’t know their full story by that stage, we do know there is history between them.

Ruckus totally blew me away, this is exactly the type of book I crave. I love angst and jealousy and that intense chemistry between characters, and this book ticked every single box.

To say Dean and Rosie’s story is a difficult one, is probably the biggest understatement in history. There is so much animosity and pain that these two are feeling, you can’t help but root for them.

“Dean ‘Ruckus’ Cole was a sex god. It shouldn’t have surprised me, but he was right. What we shared wasn’t normal. It was crazy.”

I found myself swearing like a sailor towards Vicious and Mollie, and yet I loved them in the first book.

Prepare to have your heart torn out, to have it then put back, and once you think you’re safe. Have it happen again, but this time a thousand times worse. Have tissues ready and chocolate; Rolos in  my case, because you are going to need them.

Ruckus is my favourite book in this series and I am quite shocked by that, because I didn’t think Vicious could get any better; but it did. Dean and Rosie have my heart 100%…

“You shine, Baby LeBlanc. So fucking bright sometimes you’re the only thing I see.”

…for now.

Let’s see what LJ Shen has up her sleeve for next time.

MY RATING: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.


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Soren Decker. He’s the epitome of the “bad boy, good man” persona. The best of both worlds. The worst of them too. He’s the type of guy most girls wouldn’t mind sharing a confined space with, except my new roommate isn’t all swagger and chiseled abs.

He’s bossy. Messy. Cocky. Infuriating. Doesn’t believe in personal space. Has no qualms about roaming the apartment with a loincloth-sized towel cinched around his waist. Seems under the delusion he’s my personal protector (refer back to infuriating). He plays college baseball and holds down a part-time job — I don’t know where he finds the time to get on my nerves.

We have nothing in common . . . except our attraction to one another. And in six hundred square feet of shared space, the tension only has so much room to grow before one of us gives in to temptation. But really, what chance do a couple of young kids chasing their dreams in the big city have of making it?

Since Soren claims I know squat about sports (he might have a semi-point), here’s a stat for him — one in a million. That’s our odds.

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Roommates with Benefits wasn’t at all what I was expecting. I was thinking male roommate who is a bit of a player becoming friends with his female roommate, they get close and then hook-up.

NOPE!!

I won’t lie it did take me a little while to actually get into this book, but once I hit the 25-30% mark, I couldn’t put it down. Soren is just so amazingly sweet and funny, I couldn’t help but love him instantly. The things that came out of that guys mouth were either hysterical or seriously hot.

“I’m into you. So way into you, I’m still kind of in shock you just admitted you were into me. So way into you, I’m fighting every instinct and muscle fiber begging me to push you back up against that wall and finish what we started.”

Hayden on the other hand, got right on my nerves. I know she’s nineteen but strewth, talk about naïve and all she did was winge.

Hayden Hayes, this name made me laugh because it so happens to be really close to a character in a book by S.C. Stephens, Hayden Haynes which happens to be male. But any way that’s irrelevant, back to the review.

Hayden Hayes is a small-town girl with not a cent to her name, who has moved to the Big Apple to become the next World’s Top Supermodel. She finds an apartment to share on the internet and being a little naïve and desperate, she doesn’t really do her homework. Hayden turns up at the door of her new place and meets Soren Decker her new roommate. Instantly Hayden and Soren are at war with each other, but after a while Hayden realises that Soren just wants to help her and takes on the role of protective big brother. With their busy schedules, the couple spend all their free time together and are constantly getting into heated arguments but soon that heat turns into something else, something that neither one of them can ignore.

This was a really enjoyable read, that kept me entertained throughout. I loved the flirty chemistry that Soren and Hayden had, and was surprised when Soren was actually an all-round nice guy and not just trying to jump into Hayden’s pants. It was different and sweet and a very easy read.

I am big fan of Nicole Williams’ work and find myself falling for all her leading men, so it was no surprise to me that Soren is right up there with the very best. A great read that I could happily read again and will recommend. 

MY RATING: ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.

 Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency

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Dangerous Rush

We are very excited to bring you the cover for DANGEROUS RUSH, the second book in #1 New York Times Bestselling Author S.C. Stephens’s RUSH series. Check out the gorgeous cover below and grab your copy of the book when is releases on June 13th!

 

About DANGEROUS RUSH

Feeling the rush comes with a price…

Mackenzie Cox has lost everything—except Hayden Hayes. With Kenzie’s racing career over, and her family no longer speaking to her, Hayden has been her rock, as she tries to pick up the pieces of what was once her life.

But when Hayden’s racing team hires his beautiful ex-girlfriend, Felicia, to be their new hotshot rider, Kenzie and Hayden’s seemingly solid relationship begins to crack. Kenzie can only watch from the sidelines, as Felicia lives the life she was forced to leave behind, and as tension begins to build between Hayden and Kenzie, she wonders if Hayden isn’t the man she once knew.

 

 

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S.C. Stephens is a bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled loved triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movies and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.

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Title: Fallen Crest Forever
Series: Fallen Crest #7
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017

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 Mason Kade is the dream.

He is the promise.

He’s offering what so many would fantasize about, and it’s not that I don’t want it/him/us.

It’s the opposite.

There might be ghosts haunting me, but this man who’s my soulmate is asking me for forever.

How can I say no to someone who already gave me my happily ever after?

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 Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Soren Decker. He’s the epitome of the “bad boy, good man” persona. The best of both worlds. The worst of them too. He’s the type of guy most girls would not mind sharing a confined space with, except my new roommate isn’t all swagger and chiseled abs.

He’s bossy. Messy. Cocky. Infuriating. Doesn’t believe in personal space. Has no qualms about roaming the apartment with a loincloth-sized towel cinched around his waist. Seems under the delusion he’s my personal protector (refer back to infuriating). He plays college baseball and holds down a part-time job—I don’t know where he finds the time to get on my nerves.


We’re got nothing in common . . . except for one thing. Our attraction to one another. And in six hundred square feet of shared space, the tension only has so much room to grow before one of us gives in to temptation. But really, what chance do a couple of young kids chasing their dreams in the big city have of making it?

Since Soren claims I know squat about sports (he might have a semi-point), here’s a stat for him—one in a million. That’s our odds.

 

 

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.

 

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