SINS & MISTRUST (Escort Series #3) by ISABEL LUCERO

sins and mistrust

SYNOPSIS

Marc Edwards is a male escort in Sin City. He’s used to being into whatever his clients are into, and doing everything they fantasize about. He’s also used to keeping parts of himself from the people closest to him, and denying himself what he truly wants. 

He gains a client who’s unlike any other client he’s had. Nathalia LaBelle actually tries to get to know non-escort Marc. She wants to find out what it is he fantasizes about, and isn’t bothered by the nature of his job. 

Has Marc found someone to open up to? Will Nathalia be able to handle what he desires? What he craves? Lines begin to blur, and Marc struggles knowing a relationship with a client is something that can’t happen. 

But what happens when Lincoln Cash, a man who has his own special relationship with Nathalia, comes into the picture with his own desires, rules, and sinful requests? Will they be able to get on the same page, or will mistrust run rampant and ruin everybody’s chances at getting what they want?

Author’s Note
While this is book three in The Escort Series, it can be read as a standalone. There is no need to read Living in Sin and Unforgivable Sin first, as this one starts in the time that Living in Sin did, and then follows through the series without giving much away about the first two. You may get some information regarding the other stories, but not much. Marc was scarce in those books, and we now get to see what he was up to.

Content Warning

This novel contains material not suitable for readers under age 18. M/F M/M M/F/M scenes exist within this book.

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sins & mistrust

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
(Can be read as a standalone)

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J&G:  It’s official!!  We’re GREEN WITH ENVY over a book character. Some girls get all the luck and if you’ve read Sins & Mistrust you’ll know that Nathalia LaBelle hit book character luck overload when she caught the attention of the uber sexy, brazen and super confident Linc and the uber, uber sexy, sensitive and beautiful Marc…not to mention these guys are DYNAMITE between the sheets.

In the words of Nelly…it’s getting hot in here and we don’t think we’ve cooled down since finishing this book yesterday. Why Isabel Lucero you saucy minx, what a sexy, kinky and lusty read this was.  Call the fire brigade because this was a HEAT FACTOR 10!  One of the hottest things we’ve read in a while that’s for sure!

“Marc,” I breathe, bringing our mouths closer together. “Kiss me.”

Note to author:  Is there a video of the goings on in this book somewhere because we need visuals! You know…for **cough cough** research purposes! We need to understand exactly what limb was in where, on where and around where. Just thinking about it makes us all hot and bothered!

Although the sex was absolutely OFF THE CHARTS and knicker melting good it didn’t override the emotion of the story because we felt every conflicted feelings between Marc and Linc especially.  There really wasn’t any question for us regarding the feelings between Nathalia and they guys, they were quite an open book, so for us it was the powerful passion and heart beating moments between these two gorgeous men that had our hearts and pulses racing!

‘There’s no way I’m letting go of this man.’

Nathalia wanted to know the real Marc as opposed to ‘Marc the Escort’ Marc was in the business of pleasing others, giving into their wants and here was a woman who wanted to know what Marc wanted and it was a refreshing change for him. Marc was without question used to give rather than take.

The passion, the heat and the lust between Marc and Linc was palpable to say the least! Linc chipped away at Marc’s carefully constructed walls bit by bit as he attempted to persuade Marc to let him in (no pun intended…oh alright then).

“You fuck me like you can’t get enough, and when you kiss me you steal the breath right out of me. We have this passion that even you can’t deny, but you don’t let me in.”

The friendship dynamic between Troy, Jace and Marc is apparent and it’s something we particularly love about this series. Their brotherhood and friendship seems to strengthen as the series progresses.

“We celebrate together, we mourn together, we cry together and we rise together. Never alone.”

The sweet between Nathalia and Marc was in contrast to the sheer animal heat between Linc and Marc and each balanced the other perfectly and when the three come together (hmmm what’s with those puns!) it’s explosive!

‘…and in that moment I realize I’m watching two people express their love for the other without words. It’s beautiful.’

Once we started we couldn’t put this book down. We were there with these characters every step of the way which is why we felt a little let down at the end. We had a lot of build-up but needed more ‘afters’. We needed to know how they prevailed plus there were questions we needed answered. Marc went through such a life altering change it would have been lovely to see him settled in the open.

At the end of the book the author has stated her intentions to write more of their story and that’s great, because we definitely want more. However, we would have preferred the ‘more‘ to have been included in this book as the ending felt rather abrupt.  This was our only bug bear in what was an addictively HOT story!  LOVED IT and highly recommend picking up Sins and Mistrust…preferably near a freezer!

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks**

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Isabel Lucero
Please Note: Sins and Mistrust can be read as Standalone
Our Review here

 ♣  LIVING IN SIN – BOOK ONE
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UNFORGIVABLE SIN – BOOK TWO
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SINS & MISTRUST – BOOK THREE
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UPCOMING RELEASES & PRE ORDERS for WEEK 20th – 27th OCTOBER

Limber up that 1Click finger……it’s going to be another BIG WEEK of NEW RELEASES

Here’s our round up for you!

UPCOMING RELEASES and PRE ORDERS
20TH to 27TH OCTOBER 

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BOOKS RELEASING – 20TH OCTOBER

DIRTY – THE FIVE PART SERIES BUNDLE by CHERYL MCINTYRE
Complete Series – See our Review here – TB Recommended read

SYNOPSIS

Three. This is my number. It’s the exact sum of reasons I continue to go on.

One: To strengthen my body. Make it strong. Make it a machine. Make it so that what happened before can never, ever, happen again.

Two: To help others find their own strength so that what happened to me, what happened to my Olivia, doesn’t happen to them.

And three: My favorite—to find the bastards that took my life away and make them pay for what they did.

This is what my life is now. A dead man, inside a scarred body, living only for revenge.

*THIS IS THE FULL FIVE-PART SERIAL, COMBINED INTO ONE BUNDLE. Includes:
Getting Dirty (Dirty 1)
Playing Dirty (Dirty 2)
Talking Dirty (Dirty 3)
Fighting Dirty (Dirty 4)
Staying Dirty (Dirty 5)

**DUE TO STRONG SEXUAL SITUATIONS AND VIOLENCE, THIS BUNDLE IS RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18+.

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UNETHICAL by JENNIFER BLACKWOOD
Standalone

SYNOPSIS

Love burns hotter the second time around… 

Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels’s family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind―her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother’s death—and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn’t forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is. 

As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past—including the only guy she’s ever loved.

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TACKLED BY LOVE by RACHAEL DUNCAN
Standalone

SYNOPSIS

Landon Stone has it all. He’s the star quarterback for one of the powerhouse teams in a professional football league, has a beautiful supportive wife cheering him on, and plenty of money to support him for the rest of his life. In the blink of an eye, it all comes crashing down as every player’s worst fear unfolds right in front of his eyes. With nothing left, he finds himself going back to where it all started. 

Autumn McCray has lived in the same small town her whole life. Being tormented and bullied throughout high school she has those constant reminders surrounding her every day. Having put most of those demons behind her, she’s forced to confront them once again and find her inner strength in order to move forward. 

With Landon and Autumn’s paths crossing, they both are faced with obstacles they never imagined they would have to overcome. Will they help each other with their struggles or be left to tackle them on their own?

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WILD ADDICTION (Wild #2) by EMMA HART

SYNOPSIS

In this sizzling conclusion to WILD TEMPTATION, Liv and Tyler see the boundaries of their addictions pushed to new limits as their heads battle with their hearts for an explosive fall into the depths of love…

I gave him my body, and he gave me no strings. It was that simple… in the beginning.

I never could have imagined my temptation could become my addiction. If I knew for a second how entirely Tyler Stone would consume me, I never would have handed him my body so freely.

His addiction feeds mine. My cravings ignite his. Together we are dangerous. Destructive. Obsessive. Wild.

But now it’s too late. We’re bound by more than our inexplicable need for the other, and the ties that hold us together are irreversible.

He craves my body. I crave his heart.
This is addiction.

Wild Addiction is book two of the WILD series. It is preceded by Wild Attraction, a free prequel, and Wild Temptation, the first full-length novel.

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♥ WILD TEMPTATION – BOOK ONE – Currently Free in US
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THE LOSS (Heartache Series #1) by VICKI GREEN

SYNOPSIS

To feel loss is devastating,
To overcome loss is a struggle,
To live through the pain,
A miracle.

What happens when the one person who is everything to you, who gets you, and loves you for the person you are leaves you?

Jase Briggs led a fairly normal life. Loving parents, a younger sister and a neighborhood filled with friends. However, it was his best friend, Alena that filled most of his days. She had long blonde hair he liked to pull on and beautiful green eyes that he could stare into for hours. He always kept his feelings on the back burner for fear they could ruin their friendship. His life was great growing up until tragedy struck his senior year of high school. College separated him and his friends and filled each of them with dreams of great things to come. Most lost contact with each other because of their busy lives until the first high school reunion brought them back together. He can’t wait to see his friends again but she will be there.

Alena Spencer remembers the days when she was young and things were simple and carefree. There are many times she wishes she could go back in time. Her best friend, Jase, was always there for her. His sexy smile, and his finely tuned body from working out and running track caused her feelings to develop further, but she never told him, in fear of losing him. Feeling lost after high school and college, she set out to start a new life, even though it meant leaving Jase behind and trying to forget her feelings for her best friend. She’s excited, yet dreading the reunion because he will be there.

Will Jase ever find his happiness again or did it die the moment she left?

*This story contains adult content and is recommended for readers 18+

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HER FORBIDDEN RISK by TORI ST CLAIRE
Standalone 

SYNOPSIS 

She’ll complicate his plans in the naughtiest ways… 
I guess I’m not in Paris anymore. Emily Gardner has returned to her hometown in Kansas to collect her things after her mother’s death. But the moment she steps back into the town, it’s like the past has swallowed her up. Memories of her wild and reckless teenaged years.
Of her father’s disappointment. But it’s her childhood crush who wakens something even deeper in Emily… Mitch Taylor believes in having a Plan. His life, his business―all neat and orderly. But with Emily’s return comes a whirlwind of feelings and temptations.
Risk. 
Longing. And ultimately, a desire so strong that Mitch can’t help but succumb to it.
But Emily won’t be tied down.
Not to anything or anyone. And with one night of forbidden, sensual delight, all of Mitch’s careful control will come completely undone..
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INSIDIOUS (Tales from the DARKSIDE #1) by ALEATHA ROMIG
This is a standalone novel 

SYNOPSIS 

Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig. 

When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…

“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”

Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.

Even me.

Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?

Insidious is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title. Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.♥ Pre Order INSIDIOUS here
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BOOKS RELEASING 21ST OCTOBER 

COMING HOME TO YOU by CLAIRE RAYE
StandaloneSYNOPSIS

It’s Beck O’Loughlin’s job to keep people safe, but what he never bargained for was having to keep his former high school sweetheart and love of his life, Kelsey Walters, safe after walking away from her ten years ago. 

Beck, now a hardened Boston detective and Kelsey, an inn owner in their small touristy town of Rockport, Massachusetts, find themselves struggling with the harsh reality that Kelsey’s life may be in serious danger. 

Stalked and tormented by an ex-boyfriend, she begins to realize his threats are very much real. All she wants is to feel normal again and that’s when Beck shows up, bound and determined to save her.

But protecting Kelsey isn’t the only thing on Beck’s mind when their sexual tension steams hotter than a New England summer. Being this close begins to test both of their resolve, as emotions run high and all the feelings from the past begin to resurface.

Will they be able to grab onto this second chance at love, or will outside dangers threaten their chance at happiness?Pre Order COMING HOME TO YOU here
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UNSPOKEN by BRENDA ROTHERT
StandaloneSYNOPSIS

Palmer Sinclair was on the edge of happily ever after when she broke off her engagement to Brady Grant. The end of their relationship marked the beginning of a painful solitary journey for her. Though she makes places beautiful with her work as an interior designer, the rest of her life is anything but beautiful – it’s slowly pulling her under.
Brady, a contractor, is swiftly building his business into an empire. Work is a faithful companion that never lets him down like Palmer did. When he sees women now, it’s on his terms. And his terms are simple: just sex. He won’t let a woman break him again.

Palmer is barely holding it together when she and Brady are unexpectedly paired on a project after a year apart. The pull between them is stronger than ever, but the fallout from their reconnection leaves them both wondering if maybe some things are better left unsaid.

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ROWDY (Marked Men Book #5) by JAY CROWNOVER
Can be read as standaloneSYNOPSIS

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

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BETA (Alpha #2) by JASINDA WILDER

SYNOPSIS

Roth and I are on an open-ended tour of the world. Roth being Roth, this means missionary in Morocco, reverse cowgirl in Calcutta, bent over the bow of a houseboat in Hanoi, slow and sleepy on St. John. Anywhere and everywhere, in every conceivable position, and some I didn’t know were possible. 

Life was pretty incredible. 

Until I woke up in his chateau in France, alone. On the bed next to me was a note. There were only four words: 

He belongs to me.

***This book contains sexual scenes and situations that may make some readers uncomfortable.

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BOOKS RELEASING 22nd OCTOBER

HANSEL #1 : AN EROTIC FAIRY TALE by ELLA JAMES

SYNOPSIS

My name is Gretel. I’m the dish-washer. The kitchen girl. I’m not one of Mother’s pets. I’m just a storybook girl no one sees. Until that night. When I find him again, and all my dreams come to life.

He’s mine—the one called Hansel. I’ve come here to claim him.

*I’m Hansel, a crazy woman’s toy. It’s taken years, but I’ve finally forgotten everything outside my life here in The House. I live for sex and nothing more. Until I see her. Gretel.

I remember her. I need her. She is mine.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story is not panty-melting. Your panties won’t have time to melt, because they will fuc*ing evaporate. Poof! But let me level with you: It is crazy. It is dark. You have to trust me. You will find both Gretel and Hansel to be completely fuc- lovable. You have my word. P.S. It’s not fantasy. It’s contemporary erotica. P.S.S. No one in this fairy tale is related.

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BEHOLDEN (Belonging #2) by CORRINE MICHAELS
Must read  Beloved Book One before Beholden
BELOVED SYNOPSIS Not enough.

Catherine Pope has never been enough. 
She repeatedly let’s men in—only to be left broken.

Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.

Jackson makes her feel alive, desirable, and consumes her with a fierceness she’s never known. 
But Jackson struggles with his own past. His training as a Navy SEAL never prepared him for the battle to win her heart. He’s different, honorable, and worth the chance…but he must prove it.

If she gives him what’s left of her heart—will he protect it? Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?♥ Purchase BELOVED here 
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DELINQUENTS (Dusty #2) by MARY ELIZABETH and SARAH ELIZABETH
Must read INNOCENTS BOOKS ONE FIRST

INNOCENTS SYNOPSIS

The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall. 

The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.

She’s a hopeless romantic. He’s just hopeless.

She’s his reason, but he might not catch her when she falls.

She loves him. He loves her crazy.

This is what happens when a love made of secrets is kept with rules instead of promises.

 

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BOOKS RELEASING 23RD OCTOBER

SOCIOPATH : A DARK ROMANCE by LIME CRAVEN

SYNOPSIS

The name’s Aeron Lore. And you are…? Such a pleasure to meet you, sweetheart. Is that a southern accent? Gorgeous. 

You f***ing bitch.

Why so surprised? I control a billion dollar fortune. I control the news. Give me five minutes and I’ll control you, too. If you could read my mind, you’d probably call me perverted. Unnatural. Manipulative. But I’ve learned to blend in, to be funny and charming. A predator in a designer suit.

I have no conscience. No shame in taking the things I want. And what I wanted was for Leontine Reeves to sell me her boutique tech firm so I could exploit the fuck out of it. Maybe exploit the fuck out of her, too, because desire haunts me in shades of scarlet, and I desire Leo most of all.

I never meant for this to be a love story. I fought it kicking and screaming, the same way Leo fought me. Now we’re bleeding into each other, making a mess. A chaos. There’s no control here. And what do monsters like me do when control leaves the building? 

We attack.

A Dark Romance

WARNING: 18+. Contains scenes that some may find disturbing.

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BOOKS RELEASING 24TH OCTOBER

MY LORD (The Rothvale Legacy #2) by RAINE MILLER

SYNOPSIS

Priceless paintings…
Done in a master’s hand…
Revealed two centuries after they were created…
A collection of paintings has complicated Lord Rothvale’s life in ways he could never imagine. Actually, make that a beautiful art specialist from the University of London responsible for the complications in his life.
He’s sure about one thing though. Before Gabrielle Hargreave blew back into his sights on a stormy summer night, he never felt this good. She’s turned his world upside down, along with his wounded heart.
But Gabrielle is sporting a wounded heart of her own, and she’s terrified of risking it again on someone like Ivan. Will he hurt her as others have done? Or is Ivan Everley more than just commanding male beauty in a lordly package?
He will tell you he is, and knows how to keep his head in the game when it matters. The truth is clouded for these two and there is trouble afoot, but one thing is certain. Ivan has identified his target, and is determined to take the win—making Gabrielle his one and only Lady Rothvale.
A love beyond any price…
Lives intertwined over the ages…
Discoveries of the heart and of treasures hidden away…

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BOOKS RELEASING 27TH OCTOBER

LEARNING CURVE by CE COOPER
Standalone 

SYNOPSIS

This isn’t a love story.
It’s a story of revenge.
I sought him out. 
I enrolled in his class.
I forced myself into his life and into his heart.
And now I’m going to ruin him.
I’m going to break him in every way I possibly can.
This isn’t a love story.
This is MY story.

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MADE (Forever Series Prequel – Spin Off #0.4) by J M DARHOWER
NB:This book is a prequel to Sempre. Sempre does not have to be read first, but this book contains spoilers from Sempre.
TB Recommended read

SYNOPSIS

Corrado Moretti.
The world knows the notorious Kevlar Killer, but few have ever seen what lies beneath his armor. The abused child. The neglected teenager. The broken man. He always did whatever he had to do in order to survive.

It’s kill or be killed.

Throughout his life, he has been there in the shadows, a witness to everything from beginning to end. Bound by loyalty and honor, there’s only one thing he would sacrifice it all for: family.

Never get close. Never get attached. It’s a lesson that has been brutally pounded into him since childhood, but they’re words the DeMarcos make it difficult for him to follow. Through them he finds love and grieves loss, realizing the world isn’t quite as black and white as it’s made out to be.

Made.

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THE INVITATION : RELEASE BOOK THREE by ROXY SLOANE
THis is the conclusion to THE INVITATION SERIES  - Must read Books One and Two first
TB Recommended read!
See Our Reviews for Books one and Two hereSYNOPSIS – BOOK ONE “It’s my last night in town, and I’m not flying home until this girl is flat on her back with her ankles up around her shoulders and I’m so deep inside her she’ll never want another man again.” 

Hot, English businessman Ashton Pierce made a pact not to screw up his friendship with Justine ‘JJ’ Jenkins over a cheap one-night stand. Now, two years later, he’s going out of his mind with wanting her — but she’s still off-limits. 

Now school is over, and his control is wearing thin. They’ve got one last night together, and he’s determined to make it an experience she’ll never forget.

The one girl he swore off is going to have the night of her life. And with a sexy game of dare on the table, it won’t take long..Pre Order Not Available

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LEFT BEHIND by VI KEELAND and DYLAN SCOTT

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SYNOPSIS

Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….

Zack Martin
The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.

Nikki Fallon
After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

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‘Minutes, hours and days disappear. I’m alive, but I’m not really living. It’s what I deserve. I don’t deserve to feel…’

So from one tearjerker to another we leapt right onto another ride of ‘tear our hearts out and stamp on them’ as we lived a tragic journey with Nikki and Zack. One of heart ache, grief and devastating revelations. We fell in love with both of them; their hearts genuine and broken looking to mend and heal though love and hope.

You live a life the best you can and the life you lead you take the best from. Well, what happens when the rug is pulled from beneath your feet and you learn of secrets that highly impacts on who you thought you were and who you may now be? Does it change who you truly are?

‘Love needs no words. You had me before you even spoke.’

Poor Nikki; she didn’t grow up under the best conditions, living in a trailer park with a sick Mum and a life that took her all over the place. She grew up running and never stopped until the day she loses her Mum and learns of an aunt and a twin sister. Nikki has no one then suddenly there’s hope of a connection and of family. Nothing’s ever easy though and her journey brings her so many discoveries both heart-breaking and hopeful. Nikki finds love. Nikki finds a place to belong. Nothing comes without a price though and Nikki bless her, really goes through the ringer in order to find what she truly deserves for who she truly is. A beautiful young woman with a huge heart.

‘I wish he had remained silent. Never let me hear his voice. Never let me in. Only to push me out.’

As for Zack; we fell in love with his character. He lost his heart and childhood in one night and lives with guilt and what if’s. Better the devil you know despite how things may change over years. The head may argue but the heart still loves what it knows. He was a beautiful character who wore his heart on his sleeve. Sometimes pure romance is not what you say but how you say it.

“Everything is better with you. I’m better with you.”

We loved this story though have to say we guessed the twist and saw it coming a mile off. However, this didn’t spoil our reading experience too much as we cried, felt so incredibly emotional and wanted to wrap Nikki and Zack in our arms. We highly recommend this story especially for readers who like to truly FEEL!

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks**

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UK COVER REVEAL and EXCLUSIVE TEASER – SLOW BURN by K BROMBERG

CALLING ALL DRIVEN FANS!!!!

‘ONE NIGHT. THAT’S ALL IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE.’

We can’t wait for HADDIE and BECKS story in SLOW BURN by K BROMBERG

The DRIVEN TRILOGY was one of our favourite reads and we fell head over heels in love with the sexy Becks and funny, honest and outspoken Haddie.
We’re looking forward to their story and no doubt they’ll be steaming up the pages in SLOW BURN!

If you haven’t read the Driven Series we definitely recommended adding to your TBR’s.
A MUST READ SERIES!

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UK COVER and SYNOPSIS for SLOW BURN!

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EXCLUSIVE TEASER

Release Date: 24th February 2015

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SYNOPSIS

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Driven series. 

One Night. That’s all it was supposed to be.

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while….There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?

No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked….

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

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“Let me go, Beckett. I’d best be getting back, at least someone should benefit from my whorish ways.” I grit the words out because at this point I don’t even know if I’m angry because I want him and he doesn’t want me anymore or if it’s because he wants me and I can’t give him the more he’s asking for.

I want to scream, to rage, to kiss him, to fuck him, to hate him, to let him walk away and not want more. And none of those things are going to fix that ache in my heart I get when I look into his eyes and see him asking me again for an answer. For a sign of where this could take us, if we can work out our kind of complicated to make it our kind of right.

“You leave Haddie, I’m not chasing you again. So you better make sure that’s what you want.” His voice is quiet steel. “And if you stay, I’m going to start tying some knots in those goddamn strings of yours.”

His words send shivers up my spine, make the ache in my heart throb, and sends a panicked fear straight through me. Because God yes, I want. And I don’t want. Everything I’m feeling is in such extremes right now that I feel like I’m going crazy.

As I begin to tug my arm from his grip, my only thought is to escape the inexplicable hold he has over me so that I can think straight without his presence clouding things, but he tightens his grip. “Really? Gonna leave just like that, huh? Take the easy way out? I figured you for a fighter, not a coward

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THE DRIVEN TRILOGY
Our Series Reviews
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DRIVEN – BOOK ONE
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FUELED – BOOK TWO 
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CRASHED – BOOK THREE 
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RACED – COLTON’S POV’s NOVELLA – BOOK FOUR
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About the Author
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner that has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard. She’s a wife, mom, child rustler, toy picker-upper, chauffer, resident web-slinger, LaLaloopsy watching, American Girl doll dressing multi-tasker of all things domestic and otherwise. She likes her diet cokes with rum, her music loud, and her pantry stocked with a cache of chocolate.

K. lives in Southern California. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

On a whim in 2013, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists

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TB FRIDAY FAVE’S – YOUNG ADULT READS

TB’S FRIDAY FAVOURITES

YOUNG ADULTS READS!

 

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When you’re presented with a genre with such outstanding reads as Twilight, Mortal Instrument, Harry Potter, The Fault In Our Stars, If I Stay, Looking for Alaska, The Outsiders, Anne of Green Gables, Divergent, Graceling, Gone Too Far, Anna and the French Kiss, Twenty Boy Summer, The Fallen Series, Before I Fall, The Hex Hall Series,, Shiver Trilogy, Soul Screamers.. …well, you get our drift, trying to find a few favourites is like finding a needle in a haystack.
There are so many OUTSTANDING YA Books we’ve read and loved.

If we wanted to highlight all our favourite YA reads, the post would be at least 100 pages long and take a year to prepare so, yeah, that was out of the question.

In the end we chose books that have come up in conversation time and again.
Although a few of these books were read by both of us pre TB days, they’ve remained in our hearts and always will.

We hope you enjoy the selection we’ve picked. There’s first love, love triangles, angst, Paranormal and MM.

ENJOY!  

THE VINCENT BOYS SERIES by ABBI GLINES
Our Review

TB Says:

Still one of our favourite YA series, in The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines tells the story of friendship, young love and how the heart knows what the heart wants. Abbi really does make you feel as though you’ve taken a trip to the South, to the point where you start reading with an accent…we kid you not! It’s THAT believable.
Ashton is the young lady at the centre of attention by the Vincent cousins Beau and Sawyer. Two boys who couldn’t be more different yet have a bond that appears unbreakable.
It’s a love triangle, full of angst that will leave you gasping and clutching your heart. You won’t be able to put this one down! A not to be missed series!

“ If I’d ever taken the time to wonder about my soul being as black as this town seemed to believe, I knew the moment Ashton stepped out of her little white Jetta looking like an angel from Heaven that my soul was damned to Hell. ” 

 

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SYNOPSIS

Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist….

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PERFECT CHEMISTRY SERIES by SIMONE ELKELES

TB Says:

Those Fuentes brothers certainly stole our hearts. In this tale of girl meets boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and the relationship between Alex and his brothers (oh and his Mum…sigh…) is handled beautifully by this author. As Brittany and Alex attempt to break down barriers of race and social standings, their love shines bright and feels completely believable. It’s no easy road and we certainly shed tears for them.
There is more to these two than meets the eye and we were positively captivated by their story.
A definite recommend from us!

“You are the one girl that made me risk everything for a future worth having.” 

 

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SYNOPSIS

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. 

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

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♥ CHAIN REACTION – BOOK THREE
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THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY SERIES by JENNY HAN

TB Says:

A beautiful story of love, life, loss and friendship. The dynamics of the friendship between Belly, Jeremiah and Conrad was so strong, so believable and bonds between the families was pure joy. Part of this story was gut wrenching and the characters really do become a part of you, their story is a moving, intoxicating.
Jeremiah the straight talker, the sensitive guy who was never afraid to show his feeling. Conrad, the brooding brother who held so much in.
Who did we love? Well, it’s hard not to love both these guys and we felt for Belly but it was always Conrad. You know we always have a thing for the brooding hot guy. It was so hard for this guy to let his guard down, show his true feelings and wondering why he put up such unbreakable walls nearly killed us!
It really is a journey following these three friends through life’s ups and downs and be prepared…tears will be shed! Hearts will be broken but it’s worth every single heart rending emotion you’ll experience.
One of our favourites that’s for sure!

“Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?” 

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SYNOPSIS

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad.

They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between.

But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

 

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♥ IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU – BOOK TWO
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♥ WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER – BOOK THREE
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THE BRENNA BLIXEN SERIES by LIZ REINHARDT

TB Says:
The characters are believable and the way it was  so beautifully written made the emotions feel incredibly real. The whole love triangle was not predictable, which is rare, and for once I couldn’t pick a “team”, I completely fell for both Jake, the vulnerable and sweet badarse; and Saxon the arrogant and cocky badarse. Both extremely lovable in their own way and both vying for our beautiful Brenna’s heart.

“Are you going to kiss me?” I blabbered stupidly.
“I’m working up the nerve,” he said softly.” 

 

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SYNOPSIS

What happens when you fall in love with the perfect guy… twice… in one day?

Brenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she’s back in the States, she’s determined to make her sophomore year unforgettable. And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance. 

What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once.

The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus.

But Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that he doesn’t know why he can’t get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system, and Jake’s sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be more darker and more complex than Brenna’s willing to handle.

Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies… and the more Brenna finds out about their connection to each other, the more intrigued and worried she becomes.

Between keeping the peace with her lovingly over-protective parents, designing t-shirts for her high school’s rising punk band, keeping up her grades in both academic and technical high school, and running the track like a maniac, Brenna has enough to worry about with out juggling two guys who make her heart thud and drive her crazy all at once.

She has to make a choice. But how can she when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other’s?

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♥ BRENNA BLIXEN SERIESBUNDLE – 3 x BOOKS
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BENEDICTS SERIES by JOSS STIRLING

TB Says:
One of our all time favourite YA paranormal series. So different; so intriguing, so addictive with fabulously sexy characters and mystery. The writing is spot on and so far from predictable as it can get. Beautiful, sweet, humorous with a brilliant romance and soul-mate theme running through it. Full of twists this is a must read series, you’ll fall in love with all the characters though our hearts still belong to Zed ♥ Fans of Twilight will enjoy this series and we HOPE they make a movie of this one!


 “You have half our gifts, I the other. Together we make a whole. Together we are much more powerful.”

 

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SYNOPSIS

You have half our gifts, I have the other . . . When English girl Sky, catches a glimpse of bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can’t get him out of her head.

He talks to her with his thoughts.

He reads her mind.

He is the boy she will love for ever.

Dark shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Sky must face the dark even if it means losing her heart.

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HUSH HUSH SERIES by BECCA FITZPATRICK

TB Says:

What can we say that hasn’t already been said many, many times about this series. Patch, Patch, Patch….our hearts have been eternally stolen by this guy! The whole fallen angels angle was handled splendidly by this author and this still remains one of our favourite Paranormal YA reads to date.
This had it all! The good girl, falling for the bad guy, lots of suspense, mystery, intrigue and an exhilarating ride we didn’t want to get off!
Oh and did we mention Patch Cipriano!!!  We LOVE him!
Yep, it’s still one series we never stop chatting about!

 

“I’m your guardian angel,” he said.
“I get my very own guardian angel? What, exactly, is your job description?”

“Guard your body.” His smile tipped higher. “I take my job seriously, which means I’m going to need to get acquainted with the subject matter on a personal level.”

 

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SYNOPSIS

A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE


Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

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SUICIDE WATCH by KELLEY YORK
Our Review

TB Says:

Every now and then we’re privileged to read a book that reaches into our souls and has such a profound effect on us, we think about the book, the characters and the words long after we’ve turned the last page. Suicide Watch was such a book. The story of Vincent, Adam and Casper is so powerful, so though provoking and so sensitively and beautifully written we promise you won’t forget their story in a hurry. An outstanding 5 star read we urge everyone to take a chance on.
We guarantee you won’t be sorry!

“I can physically see the effort it takes for him to open his mouth and force out the words. He’s spent so much of his life not being seen, not being heard, that he’s forgotten how to realize anything he says does hold weight and is important.”

 

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SYNOPSIS

18-year-old Vincent Hazelwood has spent his entire life being shuffled from one foster home to the next. His grades sucked. Making friends? Out of the question thanks to his nervous breakdowns and unpredictable moods. Still, Vince thought when Maggie Atkins took him in, he might’ve finally found a place to get his life—and his issues—in order.

But then Maggie keels over from a heart attack. Vince is homeless, alone, and the inheritance money isn’t going to last long. A year ago, Vince watched a girl leap to her death off a bridge, and now he’s starting to think she had the right idea.

Vince stumbles across a website forum geared toward people considering suicide. There, he meets others with the same debate regarding the pros and cons of death: Casper, battling cancer, would rather off herself than slowly waste away. And there’s quiet, withdrawn Adam, who suspects if he died, his mom wouldn’t even notice.

As they gravitate toward each other, Vince searches for a reason to live while coping without Maggie’s guidance, coming to terms with Casper’s imminent death, and falling in love with a boy who doesn’t plan on sticking around.

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CATCH MY BREATH by M J O’SHEA
Our Review
TB Says:
Catch My Breath is a story of friendship, love, self-discovery, the pitfalls of fame and perceived image. It will have you smiling till your cheeks hurt, cry at the unfairness of it all as well as make you heart grow tenfold wanting to hug the shit out Elliot and Danny. Instead, we closed our eyes and held our kindles real tight to our hearts. Saying we loved this story is an understatement. Catch My Breath was a definite 5 Star read and we cannot recommend it highly enough!

‘Whatever it was he had with Elliot was big and scary and so intensely beautiful it almost hurt.’

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SYNOPSIS

Danny Bright was born to entertain. He just needs his big break. So when he hears that Blue Horizon Records is holding auditions looking for the next big thing, Danny jumps at the chance. It doesn’t turn out exactly as he imagined, though. Instead of getting solo contracts, Danny and four other guys are put into a boy band. 

Innocent, idealistic Elliot Price thinks he’s headed for college. An impulsive decision to sing in the local talent search changes all that. A bigwig producer happens to see him, hands him a business card, and turns Elliot’s life upside down. 

Elliot and Danny are close from the beginning. They love all the guys, but it’s different with each other. Soon their friendship turns into feelings more intense than either of them can ignore. The other three boys only want Danny and Elliot to be happy, but when their management team and record label discover two of their biggest tween heartthrobs are in a relationship, they’re less than pleased. Danny and Elliot find themselves in the middle of a circle of lies and cover-ups, all with one bottom line—money. They have to stay strong and stick together if they don’t want to lose themselves… and each other.

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