Review: The Salvant Brothers: Book 1- Axl by Sonja B.

Published: March 18, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I am death. My face is the last thing my targets see before I snatch their souls from their bodies. I gain strength from their fear and pleasure from their screams. Just hearing my name will make a mother fucker think twice about crossing me. In my line of business there is no weakness and there’s definitely no room for love. At least that’s what I used to think until her little feisty ass came back into my life. She came in like a wrecking ball and bringing all kinds of havoc with her. Now someone has the audacity to think they can take her from me. Fuck no. Her mind, body and soul belong to me. I am the Snatcher of Souls and I will snatch life from anyone who tries get in between me and my queen even if that means burying the man who made me.

This is not a Paranormal!

My thoughts 💭

This was an okay read for me. Axl is taken to cover his father’s debts and turned into the soul snatcher leaving behind his family and Monica. When he finally gets some slack from the boss he gets his family back but not his girl. A hit comes in but it’s for his girl and he hides her and makes plans to keep her safe. I would’ve liked more conversation or interactions between Axl and Monica.

Blog Tour: Winning Her Affection by Bailie Hantam


Title: Winning Her Affection 
Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Second Chance, Sports Romance



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Anger. Bitterness. Two words that should never destroy a marriage. Especially when love is forever present, strong and passionate. Yet, Dr. Alyssa Combs did exactly that. She ended her marriage to Callum Cooper out of spite, out of hurt.
Nearly two years later and Alyssa is in the exact same place. She still desperately wants Callum back. Except now, she has the job she thought he denied her.

Callum Cooper fought desperately to save his marriage, for his wife. It was all for nothing, however. Alyssa left him anyway and blamed him for the job she lost. Now, injured and under her care and dependent on her hospitality, Callum will do anything to strengthen his resolve and force himself, his heart to get over her. He is determined that the time spent with Alyssa will make him immune to her charms… and her body.

Can they overcome their anger, their hurt and get the fresh start that they deserve?





He unlocked the front door and keyed in the security code. She stepped in and he closed the door, locking it and setting the night time alarm. They were in for the night, and they would not be disturbed.
He dragged his gaze up her body. The heels of those skin colored sandals accentuated her calves perfectly. The hem of her dress ended midway up her thigh, leaving just enough to the imagination. He didn’t need to use his imagination, he knew every glorious inch of her body. The soft fabric skimmed over her hips and dipped in slightly at the waist before framing her breasts. Her bare skin at the top almost glowed and he couldn’t wait to lay his lips on that sensitive spot between her shoulder and her neck. His gaze reached her eyes. Heat flared in them.  He lead her to sit on the couch. “Wait here.”
He walked to the guest bedroom and dug in the overnight bag Adam had packed for him. Right at the bottom he found what he was looking for. He walked back to the living room, placing the box of condoms on the table in front of her. She looked up at him, cocking her brow at him. “Is this show and tell?”
“Now’s not the time, Lys.” He barely recognized the raw-edged voice leaving his mouth. He pulled her off the couch. “We can either turn in for the night. Or you could take that dress off. Either way, we can discuss the things you’re keeping from me in the morning.”
She stepped up to him and turned, her breathing laboured. “I’m going to need you to help me unzip this dress.”








2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and will be venturing into the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family, who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.






Release Blitz: Winning Her Affection by Bailie Hantam



Title: Winning Her Affection 
Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Second Chance, Sports Romance



Add on Goodreads 







Anger. Bitterness. Two words that should never destroy a marriage. Especially when love is forever present, strong and passionate. Yet, Dr. Alyssa Combs did exactly that. She ended her marriage to Callum Cooper out of spite, out of hurt.
Nearly two years later and Alyssa is in the exact same place. She still desperately wants Callum back. Except now, she has the job she thought he denied her.

Callum Cooper fought desperately to save his marriage, for his wife. It was all for nothing, however. Alyssa left him anyway and blamed him for the job she lost. Now, injured and under her care and dependent on her hospitality, Callum will do anything to strengthen his resolve and force himself, his heart to get over her. He is determined that the time spent with Alyssa will make him immune to her charms… and her body.

Can they overcome their anger, their hurt and get the fresh start that they deserve?





He unlocked the front door and keyed in the security code. She stepped in and he closed the door, locking it and setting the night time alarm. They were in for the night, and they would not be disturbed.
He dragged his gaze up her body. The heels of those skin colored sandals accentuated her calves perfectly. The hem of her dress ended midway up her thigh, leaving just enough to the imagination. He didn’t need to use his imagination, he knew every glorious inch of her body. The soft fabric skimmed over her hips and dipped in slightly at the waist before framing her breasts. Her bare skin at the top almost glowed and he couldn’t wait to lay his lips on that sensitive spot between her shoulder and her neck. His gaze reached her eyes. Heat flared in them.  He lead her to sit on the couch. “Wait here.”
He walked to the guest bedroom and dug in the overnight bag Adam had packed for him. Right at the bottom he found what he was looking for. He walked back to the living room, placing the box of condoms on the table in front of her. She looked up at him, cocking her brow at him. “Is this show and tell?”
“Now’s not the time, Lys.” He barely recognized the raw-edged voice leaving his mouth. He pulled her off the couch. “We can either turn in for the night. Or you could take that dress off. Either way, we can discuss the things you’re keeping from me in the morning.”
She stepped up to him and turned, her breathing laboured. “I’m going to need you to help me unzip this dress.”








2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and will be venturing into the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family, who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.








Review: The Boss’s Mistress by Scott Wylder

Length: 43 pages

Published: October 13, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

What did I do when I found out my new boss was my ex from college?

I almost chucked my new career out the window, that’s what.

He broke my trust in college when he broke my heart.

We had a terrible breakup that gave me trust issues for life.

Now I am alone in the big city and rich, sexy Kit’s is the only familiar face in town.

And he seems to be interested in re-lighting the flames of our relationship.

Even though my mind tells me to run away, my heart tells me to stay.

People can change. Right?

Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

Kit is determined to do everything in his power to win me back.

With our past breakup looming large in my mind, it’s not going to be easy.

Will our past and my inability to trust, drive us apart?

My thoughts 💭

This was an okay read for me. It felt like there was barely any interaction between Lisa and Kit. He had cheated on her in college so it would’ve been nice if he’d had to grovel a little bit before it’s skipped ahead to 2 years later then ending. I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. It felt like a summary then a little conversation between the main characters.

Cover Reveal: Winning Her Affection by Bailie Hantam


Title: Winning Her Affection 
Author: Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Second Chance, Sports Romance
Release Date: Jan 21st 







Anger. Bitterness. Two words that should never destroy a marriage. Especially when love is forever present, strong and passionate. Yet, Dr. Alyssa Combs did exactly that. She ended her marriage to Callum Cooper out of spite, out of hurt.
Nearly two years later and Alyssa is in the exact same place. She still desperately wants Callum back. Except now, she has the job she thought he denied her.

Callum Cooper fought desperately to save his marriage, for his wife. It was all for nothing, however. Alyssa left him anyway and blamed him for the job she lost. Now, injured and under her care and dependent on her hospitality, Callum will do anything to strengthen his resolve and force himself, his heart to get over her. He is determined that the time spent with Alyssa will make him immune to her charms… and her body.

Can they overcome their anger, their hurt and get the fresh start that they deserve?




“Oh. And what are the duties of the perfect hostess?” The question may have seemed innocent but the twinkle in his eyes was anything but. He was wearing dark slacks and a black short sleeved button down with the top button undone. The heavy boots he wore to protect his foot only added to the appeal.
“Make sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. Dance with the guests. That kind of thing.”
His smile faltered for a moment. “I keep forgetting I cannot tell you what to do.”
She took a step toward him. “What would you tell me?”
“No dancing with other men.” The words came out on a growl.
He had no such restrictions when they were married. “Wow. Possessive much?”
“Well with my foot still strapped, dancing with you would be difficult. I wouldn’t want other men giving you what I can’t.” He winked at her and pocketed his wallet.
“That’s a rather caveman attitude.”
“Looking the way you do, if you were mine, caveman would be an understatement.” His phone pinged and he checked it. “Our Uber is here.”
Her curiosity was piqued, who cared if the driver had to wait. She took another step toward him. “Oh really? What else?”
Callum narrowed his eyes, seeming to consider the question. Would he answer her? Then he started advancing to her. “I’d want everyone to know you’re with me. I wouldn’t have more than one or two drinks so I could be alert enough to keep you safe. I wouldn’t want you to drink too much, either. Not to curb your fun. But to make sure you know and feel everything I intend doing to you at the end of the night. If I’m honest, I’d want to mark you. And you definitely won’t be dancing with any other men.” They were so close, she had to tilt her head to look into his eyes. “But you’re not mi—”
She clasped his face with both hands and brought his lips to hers.





2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and will be venturing into the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family, who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.





Release Blitz/ARC Review: Catch Me Twice by Charmaine Pauls!

Title: Catch Me Twice
Author:
Charmaine Pauls
Genre:
Second Chance Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Blurb
If a man
tells you he’s no good for you, best heed the warning. I learned the hard way.
I had Jake Basson’s baby. He left to chase his dream. Now he’s back, demanding
a second chance, but why should I give him anything after four years of
nothing? No correspondence, no news. I finally have my life back on track. Jake
has never been uncomplicated. He never follows the rules. I should’ve known
he’d play dirty. He caught me once. I’m not going to let him catch me twice.

(Disclosure: This story contains
cheating. HEA guaranteed.)

My Thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OMG! This story broke my heart and put it back together again! I enjoyed Kristi and Jake’s story. Their chemistry was hot even when you’re unsure about Jake! This is definitely an angst filled second chance romance you have to give a chance and it won’t disappoint!

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Author Bio
Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained
a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a
diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising,
communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing
has always been an integral part of her professions.
After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to
write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published over twenty novels since 2011, as
well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been
selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the
African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine
currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a
linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

Author Links

Cover Reveal: Catch Me Twice by Charmaine Pauls

Title: Catch Me Twice
Author:
Charmaine Pauls
Genre:
Second Chance Romance
Cover Design: Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Blurb
If a man
tells you he’s no good for you, best heed the warning. I learned the hard way.
I had Jake Basson’s baby. He left to chase his dream. Now he’s back, demanding
a second chance, but why should I give him anything after four years of
nothing? No correspondence, no news. I finally have my life back on track. Jake
has never been uncomplicated. He never follows the rules. I should’ve known
he’d play dirty. He caught me once. I’m not going to let him catch me twice.

(Disclosure: This story contains
cheating. HEA guaranteed.)
Pre-order Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio
Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained
a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a
diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising,
communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing
has always been an integral part of her professions.
After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to
write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published over twenty novels since 2011, as
well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been
selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the
African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine
currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a
linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

Author Links

Book Birthday Blitz: Prisoners Of Love By May Gordon


Title: Prisoners of love 
Author: May Gordon 
Genre: Second Chance Romance 
Series: Second Chances #1




Royce and Alice met and instantly fell in love. They were ready to start their happily ever after, but Royce had one last mission for the Army. When it goes wrong, Royce is taken captive for almost six years, never knowing he left a part of himself with Alice. When the opportunity for escape arises, he takes it with only one goal in mind. Returning to the love of his life. But what surprise awaits Royce when he returns? Will he and Alice get a second chance? Can he protect his family when the ghosts of war follow him home?

Warning: Sweet, sexy and safe read! Happily ever after guaranteed! This author writes what she likes to read. That means there will be instalove, OTT Heroes, and, brace yourselves, virgin characters at times. If none of those float your boat, you might want to find another book. If they do, you’re in the right place.











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Cover Reveal: Set Free by May Gordon


Title: Set Free 
Author: May Gordon 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Second Chances 3





Brock Lewis is tired after spending years living on the wrong side of the law. He’s expecting a sleepy little town in Colorado where he can lay low and turn over a new leaf, but he never anticipated how much everything would change when he meets his soulmate. Then his last job goes south, and the future he envisioned for them is ruined when he’s sent to prison.
Mila Allen fell in love with Brock five years ago and instead of the happily ever after he promised following a short business trip, she never saw him again, shattering her heart to pieces. However, he left something to remember him by, and focusing on raising their daughter, Ella, is all that kept her going.

Then Brock returns with one mission in mind…to win back his woman. Now free once more, his dark past is threatening the future he’s trying to build. Will they get their second chance? Or will his old life prevent him from having a new one with his family?
Warning: Sweet, sexy and safe read! Happily ever after guaranteed! This author writes what she likes to read. That means there will be instalove, OTT Heroes, and, brace yourselves, virgin characters at times. If none of those float your boat, you might want to find another book. If they do, you’re in the right place






May Gordon: Bringing you sweet, sexy and safe reads! Happily ever after guaranteed! 
Warning: This author writes what she likes to read. That means there will be instalove, OTT Heroes, and, brace yourselves, virgin characters at times. If none of those float your boat, you might want to find another book. If they do, you’re in the right place

•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 💭
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

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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