ARC Review: Ricca by Esther E. Schmidt!

Release Date: January 22

Synopsis

Chiara was raised into the mafia world the hard way. Enduring the assault at the hands of her father until she was kidnapped and forced to marry a mob boss. One she’s sure is even worse than her father.

Ricca never backs away from a challenge. When the woman he kidnapped sneers he would never own her, he’s more than happy to prove her wrong. It doesn’t matter he is being forced into this marriage by The Syndicate, to cover-up the kidnapping.

An enemy is forging a plan to take Ricca down. Can a marriage, even one forced by the decision of others, turn into a solid band of trust, loyalty, and eventually love? Or will either one—or their enemy—rip out their heart to stop it from beating? Dive into this Mafia Romance where the value of human life is worth less than loyalty.

My Thoughts 💭

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I loved this book! Ricca kidnapped Chiara and the Syndicate forced him to marry her. It turns out to be a wonderful match! Ricca and Chiara worked so well together! They both are ruthless and sweet and I loved every moment of it! The characters were entertaining and the story flowed really well!

•Release Tour/ARC Review• Bound by Dani René!

Title: Bound
Series: Sins of Seven – Book Five
Author: Dani René
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 18, 2019

My life came with a vow.
A promise to the blood line I’m born from.
Even though I loved my family, I knew I could never escape.
I’m bound to duty.
Until she walks into my life.
Blonde. Blue-eyed. Far too beautiful.
I shouldn’t bring her into this life.
My secrets are far too deadly.
Promises will be broken, but deception is right at my door.
Now I have a choice to make.
Love or blood.
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I enjoyed this book! Savannah and Mason’s story had me on edge the whole time wondering what they were hiding. I loved the twists and turns! They both may have been keeping secrets but Mason isn’t letting his woman go and he always gets what he wants. This was a hot, suspenseful story and I definitely recommend reading this!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA).
A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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•Release Blitz/Review• Ruthless King by Maya Hughes!

Title: Ruthless King
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 10, 2019
Blurb
My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart…

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for
her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going
pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that
happen again.

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the
wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t
stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this
close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…
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My thoughts 💭
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I like second chance romances but the reason behind Avery and Emmett’s breakup and bitterness was kind of annoying lol. Avery and Emmett’s story was cute even with the secrets and manipulative family. I liked the chemistry between Avery and Emmett and steamy scenes! This is the third book in the series but I read it as a standalone. This book did make me interested in reading the first two. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

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Author Bio
Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband. Author Links

~Release Blitz/Review~ Crucible by Natalie Bennett!

Title: Crucible
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date:
Raelynn Davenport.
An elusive beauty queen with a sordid past.
The Blackwoods.
A prominent family with a graveyard full of tortured skeletons.

The plan couldn’t have been simpler.

All I had to do was swap my big city life and tarnished reputation for a fresh start in a small town. Catching the immediate attention of said town’s heartthrobs was nowhere on my agenda.

Unapologetic about their true intentions, I find myself in the center of a game that has no concept of moral aptitude.

All I wanted was peace.

All they crave is madness.
And in this game, losing isn’t an option.

Not when we’re playing for my life.

Prelude to Affliction

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Ooooh this was a good dark prelude with a little taboo! Raelynn moves to a small town for a fresh start but is she really going to get one or did she just walk into a crazier situation?!? This small town has dark secrets and her one friend can never get to the good details! I need to know the game Jace and Kaiden are making her play! I am obsessed with this author! She makes the corner of my heart that has a love of dark books sing lol!! Wonderfully written book and I definitely recommend if you don’t mind some dark and twisted and taboo!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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ARC Review: Tapped by Tarrah Anders!

Release Date: January 4

Source: arc from author

Synopsis

New Beginnings.

Second Chances.

Commitment.

Janae hasn’t dated anyone since her last boyfriend in High School and hasn’t had any desire to either. She manages the bar at the hottest co-ed revue in Las Vegas and the last person she expects to walk in, is now standing at her bar with her boss.

Kai leaves his life on the road to settle back home. He doesn’t expect to see his ex-girlfriend, the one woman that no one can compare to in his new place of employment. The one woman who left him without a real explanation, who broke his heart.

Janae and Kai try again to give their romance a second chance, but Kai’s best friend comes to visit and it’s unclear if he has ulterior motives. Will secrets be revealed and if so, will it tear Kai and Janae apart?

My thoughts 💭

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This was a nice and steamy second chance romance! Janae and Kai were destined to be together! Girl ends relationship because she’s scared and then boy returns to town and they just so happen to work at the same place then bam cue the chemistry and the grey sweatpants and thoughts of Magic Mike moves lol! Overall this is an enjoyable read with lovable characters!

•ARC Review• Conor by A. Zavarelli!

Title: Conor (Boston Undercover)
Author: A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date:


Ivy

When I stumbled into a mafia run club seeking a job, I was looking for protection. Little did I know I’d need protection from him.

Conor O’ Callahan was exactly the kind of danger I was trying to avoid. He was gorgeous as sin with an accent hotter than Hades, but that’s where the charm ended.

He was also cynical, cold, and downright cranky.

So, you could imagine my surprise when he gave me a proposition. Marry him or lose my life.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’ve learned to do what’s necessary to survive in this world, and that includes marrying a mobster. Regardless of what he might say, it’s only temporary.

It’s not like I’m going to sleep with him. Or fall for him.

Because that would be stupid, right?

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Two people come together…one out of necessity and another trying to do what they feel is right and they end up falling in love. Conor and Ivy were so cute! I enjoyed their story and loved their chemistry! Ivy was running from her past and decided that staying with the Irish mafia was her best chance at surviving. Crow asks Conor to keep an eye on Ivy and Conor feels like he finally has a chance to prove himself. Conor tried to fight his feelings for Ivy but he wasn’t able to fight it for too long. I love this series and I definitely recommend it if you enjoy mafia romances!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

“It held me in its clutches with the hotness, the sweetness, and the action-packed ride I never wanted to end!!”- Erika, Bookhaven Bookblog


“I love me some Conor. He is dreamy af. Lethal and sweet, my ultimate book boyfriend!”- Amber, Leave Me Alone I’m Reading


“I read this in one sitting, devoured it, inhaled it, loved it!! Not once did I put it down.”- Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books


“He is the ultimate alpha perfection!” – Sansa Reads


“JUST GRAB THIS BOOK ASAP and READ IT.”- Gone With the Romance

A. Zavarelli is a book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell. 
Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.
She is slightly obsessed with Theo James and funny animal memes. If you don’t mind these things, you should add her on facebook.
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ARC Review: Finding Melodie by Laura Rossi

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FINDING MELODIE

By Laura Rossi

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.•🌹Blurb

My name is Melodie and I’m in love with a guy, but he doesn’t know.

He walks by every day, I catch him staring, listening to me sing and play my guitar. I don’t even know his name.

Crazy I know but I can’t stop thinking about Office Guy. That’s what I secretly call him, Office Guy.

We’ve never even spoken to each other, but then one day he walks up to me and…

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I absolutely loved this book! Melodie helps a guy she’s interested in try to win his cold hearted ex back and they fall in love with each other somewhere along the way! OMG they were too adorable! Isaac was adorably nerdy and sweet! I loved Melodie with her free spirit and big heart. She helped Issac find himself and love and it was amazing to read! This was a short and sweet book I definitely recommend!