THIS IS FALLING (Falling #1) by GINGER SCOTT

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SYNOPSIS

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, tolive with the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.

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 ‘I just gave up on something because I’m afraid. And it hurts.’ 

J&G: ✯✯✯✯ 

Gitte: This is Falling was such a sweet and heart-warming story; and I really enjoyed it. There’s not much I didn’t like; sure it was very young at heart and quite slow at times but the essence of the story was emotional, hopeful and endearing.  I’ve never read anything by this Author before and I have to say I loved the writing style and character development. I felt every word and whilst it was a bit young compared to what I normally chose to read and the fact that we didn’t get much on Nate’s background; I fell in love. It’s one of those stories that build and build and just creeps into your heart.

‘And then it’s there – the smile. It’s joy. And I just gave it to her. My God, do I want to give it to her again.’ – Nate

My heart broke for our heroine; Rowe. She survived an extremely tragic and traumatic event which had her living but not truly experiencing life and its many joys. That is until the sweet and gorgeous Nate entered her life.

‘It’s like I’m caught in an internal tug-of-war with myself – my heart begging to beat from thrill, but caged by fear.’ – Rowe

I fell in love with both Rowe and Nate. They were well written characters and Nate’s heart, wow, so big and so good. Rowe had quite a journey to make and Nate was there with her every step of the way.

“You are the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. You are the face in all of my dreams and the smile I see when I close my eyes.” – Nate

It has to be said that the secondary characters all played a big part in this story too; none more so that Ty, Nate’s brother. I loved the banter and camaraderie between these two and thought it to be a lovely aspect of this story. So yeah, I enjoyed it; a tad predictable and slow but overall a really sweet read. What did you think, Jenny?

Jenny:  I ended up really enjoying this one too Gitte, though like you I did find it a little slow at times and did wonder if it was going to grab me. I’m glad I persevered because once This is Falling started unfolding I was rewarded with an emotional telling of Rowe’s past and the sweet, sometimes rocky relationship between Rowe and Nate.

‘Time stood still…………….and my clock never started ticking again.’

These two adorable goofs stole my heart and I became completely sucked in to their story.  The relationships between all the characters were witty and fun and the banter perfectly timed to balance out the emotion of the story.

“I will wait, but I won’t wait forever.”

The back and forth between Nate and his brother Ty had me grinning like a fool. What a wonderfully amusing and special relationship theirs was.

Nate was a truly beautiful character. Despite having his fair share of relationship heartache, he was such a funny, charming  protective  guy with a huge heart indeed! How could I not be taken with him. Rowe so broken and so displaced, her story and her ties with her past was heart-breaking,  but with Nate by her side, with his conviction and his love I hoped Rowe would eventually see her way.

“I’m not perfect, Nate. I’m a work in progress.”

This Is Falling is the first book in the Falling Series and can be read as a standalone. I’m so looking forward to Ty’s story. I have a feeling his is going to very emotional.  The beauty of Ginger Scott’s  writing and the engaging characters ensured this was a read I really enjoyed.

**Reviewed off an ARC copy provided via Netgalley**

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Release date 29th August

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COVER REVEAL for RUIN (Songs of Corruption #2) by CD REISS

Antonio Spinelli completely and utterly stole our hearts – ohhhh speak Italian to us Antonio…sigh…in SPIN (Songs of Corruption #1) and we’re dying to hear his story when RUIN releases on 14th October.

And….here’s a tease of Ruin

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And now….we’re so excited to bring you the

COVER REVEAL and SYNOPSIS

for

RUIN (Songs of Corruption #2)

by

CD REISS

 

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SYNOPSIS

What happens when a mob capo falls for a lawful woman?

Does he ruin her, or does she ruin him?

Do they live together, or die together?

This is Antonio Spinelli’s story.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal virgin Mary cigarette lighter.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

If you haven’t checked out this series, be sure to go go go and meet the gorgeous capo, Mr Spinelli in Spin!
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 SYNOPSIS
Mafia capo, Antonio Spinelli blew through my orderly life like a cyclone.

Gorgeous and passionate, with a breathtaking brutality, he put me under his spell the moment he touched me, drawing me into his underworld of risk, violence and betrayal.

And I found, just as this sophisticated savage didn’t trust me, I didn’t trust myself. Something happened to me. Some alchemy from the heat between us.

I discovered I was a savage, too.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

About the Author:

CD Reiss lives smack in the middle of Los Angeles with her children and husband. She likes to make pretty pictures and write dirty scenes. She eats dark chocolate and chili, together, sometimes with bacon, and doesn’t care what you think about that.

There are a million more things she could tell you about herself besides that, but they’re all too boring to mention in company.

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UPCOMING RELEASES & PRE ORDERS for TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST

✦✦✦UPCOMING RELEASES
26th AUGUST✦✦✦

Hang onto your Kindles fellow book addicts, it’s going to be another craaaaazy good book release day! For a peek at what’s to come and pre order links, see below.

Happy reading!!

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BOOK TITLES and AUTHORS

SWEET FALL (Sweet Home #3) by TILLIE COLE
5 Star TB Recommendation – See our review here
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an be read as a standalone.
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SYNOPSIS
We all have secrets.
Secrets well buried.
Until we find the one soul who makes the burden of such secrets just that little bit easier to bear. 
Lexington “Lexi” Hart is a senior at the University of Alabama. Surrounded by her best friends, her loving family and having fulfilled her life-long dream of making the Crimson Tide cheer squad, everything is going exactly as she always dreamed it would. But beneath her happy exterior, demons lurk, threatening to jeopardize everything Lexi has worked to achieve. When events in her life become too much to cope with, Lexi finds herself spiraling down into the realm of her biggest fear. Lexi falls hard, victim once again to the only thing that can destroy her and, on the way, finds herself falling straight into the dangerous tattooed arms of a guy from the wrong side of the tracks.

Austin Carillo, starting Wide Receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide, must get picked in this year’s NFL draft. He needs it. His brothers need it. Most importantly, his mother desperately needs it. Brought up in a world where the poor are forgotten, the sick are left to fend for themselves and no hero miraculously appears to pull you out of hell, Austin had no other choice but to make a living on the wrong side of the law—until football offered Austin the break to get his life back on track. But when a family tragedy drags him back into the clutches of the gang he believed he had left far behind, Austin finds himself falling. Falling back into criminal ways and falling deep into a suffocating darkness. Until a troubled yet kindred spirit stumbles across his path, where Austin quickly finds he is falling for a young woman, a young woman who might just have the power to save him from his worst enemy: himself.

Can two troubled souls find a lasting peace together? Or will they finally succumb to the demons threatening to destroy them?
New Adult/Contemporary Romance novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

REASONABLE DOUBT #3 by WHITNEY G
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Love this series and dying to read this final installment. Review to come for entire series.

SYNOPSIS

My cock has an appetite. 
huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar… (Although, that’s a story for another day.)
As a high profile lawyer, I don’t have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. 
My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats. 
This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. 
At least it was , until “Alyssa”…
She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades. 
But then she came into my firm for an interview—a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed..

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

NO LIMITS (The Ultimate #1) by LORI FOSTER 
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SYNOPSIS

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster… 

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. 

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it…

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

TELL ME A SECRET by ANN EVERETT 
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SYNOPSIS

Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man.

Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★


YOU’LL THINK OF ME by LUCIA FRANCO
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SYNOPSIS

Luke Jackson.

With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes a decision that blindsides him, changing the path they both envisioned.
As Luke struggles to keep everything in check during a difficult time in his life, he must put his trust in the one person who broke it to begin with. The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today.
When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they’ve seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.
Things are different now—they are strangers—and the rope that once bound Olivia’s heart to South Fork, Georgia is pulling her back in, forcing her to remember how it used to be all those years ago.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

RIVAL (Fall Away #2) PENELOPE DOUGLAS
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SYNOPSIS

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…
She’s back.
For the two years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.
I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…
I’m back.
Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.
But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me…

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★


ON THE RECORD (Record #2) by KA LINDE
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SYNOPSIS

For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger…

The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on…or to pick up right where you left off

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

SKYGODS (Hydraulic #2) by SARAH LATCHAW 
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We read the first book in this series, Hydraulic Level 5 and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to this one!
Hydraulic Level 5 Review here

SYNOPSIS

Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly.A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry.

Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging. His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood braces for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.

Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies?

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★


ACCIDENTALLY….OVER? (Accidentally #5) MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF 
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SYNOPSIS

When it comes to Máax, the God of Truth who refuses to follow the rules, there’s more to him than meets the eye. Literally. Because Maáx is invisible! Which is probably why, after seventy-thousand years, he’s still unable to find a mate.
Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. In fact, her death might be the very reason the gods are now faced with stopping that pesky doomsday right around the corner. If only there was a way to undo the past. 
Cue Máax. Seven feet of divine masculinity and the unruly god charged with saving Ashli. With a little help from an ancient Mayan tablet, Máax will travel back in time and set things right.
Easy, right?
Wrong.
Because Máax has one teensy challenge. He’s invisible. And every time this impatient, powerful deity gets anywhere near Ashli, he spooks her right into harm’s way. Meaning…she dies, and he has to start all over again.
Cliff, banana peel, runaway storage container filled with Belgian chocolates, bee sting, the list goes on and on. Does the Universe have it out for this girl? Sure seems that way. But why? And what will Máax do when he begins to suspect that not only is Ashli the key to stopping the apocalypse, but she may be “the one” he’s been waiting seventy-thousand years for.
How will he save the one woman the Universe insists on killing and who wants nothing to do with him?

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

GUARDING HIS HEART (Forever Love #4) – JS COOPER
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SYNOPSIS

Leonardo Maxwell was shocked when his best friend, Zane Beaumont fell in love and got married. While he is happy for his friend, he knows that he definitely doesn’t want to go the love and marriage route. He knows that there is nothing that can come from either of the two. 
When his father calls him and tells him that it’s time for him to take over the family business, he does so reluctantly. He’s never liked the attention he gets as a billionaire’s son, but he knows it’s his duty. 
Leo is not prepared for the animosity that he gets from his new assistant, Hannah on his first day of work. He has no idea why she hates him, but he’s glad for it. He doesn’t have time to waste staring at her beautiful long legs or her pink luscious lips. As far as he’s concerned they can have a strictly professional relationship. However, that all changes when they go on their first work trip together.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

✦✦RELEASING 27th AUGUST
 FOLLOW (Social Media #1) by J A Huss
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SYNOPSIS

#Women.
I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been.
Until I saw that filthy tweet.
@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue.#ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff
“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong.
Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.
THIS IS A SERIAL NOVELLA
THAT MEANS ALL ENDINGS ARE CLIFFHANGERS
THIS NOVELLA IS ABOUT 150 PAGES LONG
THIS IS PART ONE OF SIX
BOOKS ARE RELEASED EVERY TWO WEEKS 

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UPCOMING RELEASES FOR MONDAY 25th AUGUST

There are some fantastic new releases coming up today!

Check them out below and we’ve included Pre Order Links where available.

We recently reviewed BLACK LIES by Alessandra Torre and definitely recommend adding this one to your TBR’s. Prepare to have your mind messed with in the best possible way!

Our SPOILER FREE Review for BLACK LIES here

UPCOMING RELEASES for MONDAY 25th AUGUST

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BOOK TITLES AND AUTHOR

BLACK LIES by ALESSANDRA  TORRE
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Our Review here
SYNOPSIS
Brant: 

Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years.
Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.
Lee: 
Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.
Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.
If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

VANQUISH (Deliver #2) by PAM GODWIN
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This is the companion to Deliver which we really enjoyed and can’t wait to read this mind messing story!
Our DELIVER review here

SYNOPSIS
Her life is like a prison cell.

A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.
He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.
Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.
Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only
It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

ASSUMPTION (Underground Kings #1) by AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS
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SYNOPSIS
as·sump·tion:
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

SURVIVING LOVE (Surviving #2) by Ada FROST
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SYNOPSIS
What do you do when you find out you’re pregnant, your boyfriend rejects you, your sister is beaten half to death and the most annoyingly gorgeous man takes up residence in your house? Well ladies, there is only one thing to do, pull up your big girl knickers and show the world your middle finger.
Louise Beaumont is renowned for her sharp wit, smart mouth and sassy personality. She comes out swinging in an argument, even when she’s wrong. But even some events in life can knock her on her arse. And fighting through the sludge of emotional pressure she’s had poured over her is taking its toll. 
Johan Senior is broken. A man with a deeply traumatic past, shadows and monsters haunt his every waking hour. That is until a heavenly angel is sent in the form of a loud mouthed chestnut haired vixen, who threatens his manhood countless times. But his heart grabs onto her and refuses to let her go. The only problem is, his mind needs to allow him the pleasure of human touch, and to take that terrifying step of allowing someone into his heart.
Part of the Surviving series but can be read as a standalone novel
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★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

 PERMANENT BLISS (Bliss #3.5 Novella) by BJ Harvey
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SYNOPSIS
Makenna Lewis never thought she would be the one walking down the aisle to marry her superhero. But then again, she hadn’t expected Daniel Winters to crash into her life and tilt her world off its axis two years earlier. As they celebrate their last days of singledom, they find themselves battling over the guest list, managing the in-laws, and dealing with last minute disasters that threaten to disrupt their special day.
In true Bliss fashion, we’ll see freak-outs, awkward situations, hilarity, drama, and cringe-worthy moments as Mac and Daniel prepare for one of the most important days of their lives. Join the Bliss gang as they watch two of their own walk down the aisle and conclude their happily ever after. 
This companion novella follows on from the end of True Bliss and will lead into Finding Bliss – Noah ‘Walking Dildo’ Taylor’s story.
***Disclaimer – Hot sex, drunken texts, horny phone calls, and a wedding anticipated by all but one. And, of course, a few freak outs along the way (but NOT the kind you’re used to) because that’s how Mac rolls ***
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★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

♦ THE WRITE STUFF by TIFFANY KING
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SYNOPSIS
Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn’t taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.Not that she hasn’t tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.
Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.
Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn’t it work for her? After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.

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★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

♦ TURN ON A DIME – KADE’S TURN (Kathleen Turner #4.5) by TIFFANY SNOW
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SYNOPSIS
It only takes a second, a fraction of a second, to forever change your life. That moment happened to me years ago. I did something you can’t take back, and I’d do it again. It’s a secret I’ll take to my grave—which is probably sooner rather than later—and that’s okay. I live with my choices.

Three things I’ve learned—bad things happen to good people, life isn’t fair, and the bad guy doesn’t get the girl. And I’m most definitely the bad guy. 
I’ve always made my own decisions. I’ve never apologized for them, and I never will. Regret is an emotion I’ve never had to face. 
Until now. Until her. 
She once told me that what I did, killing people for a living, wasn’t good for my soul. I told her I was beyond saving. The truth is that I’m not worth saving. Not anymore. 
But when I look in her eyes, I wish I was the man she deserves, the man she loves. 
My brother. 
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TURN ON A DIME – KADE’S TURN is a companion novel to book two of The Kathleen Turner Series: TURN TO ME and is not meant to be read as a standalone novel.
It is strongly recommended to read TURN TO ME prior to KADE’S TURN.

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★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

♦ DOUBLE UP by VANESSA NORTH
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SYNOPSIS

Knowing he’s loved can make any man fly.
Fifteen years ago, Ben Warren was a wakeboarding champion: king of big air, ballsy tricks, and boned grabs. Until a career-ending injury left him broken in ways he still has no hope of fixing. Now he takes his thrills where he can get them, and tries not to let life hurt too much.
Then Davis Fox arrives in Ben’s sporting goods store with a plan to get in touch with his estranged brother by competing in the annual wakeboarding double-up contest. The catch? He’s never ridden before. It’s crazy, but Ben’s a sucker for the guy’s sob story—and for his dimples, too—so he agrees to coach Davis.
Davis is everything Ben isn’t: successful, confident, and in love with life. And he wants Ben to love life—and him—too. But before Ben can embrace a future with Davis, he needs to remember how to hope.
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BLACK LIES by ALESSANDRA TORRE

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SYNOPSIS

Brant: 
Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years.
Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee: 
Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

Jenny:  Before we start, I’m going to say two things to readers…..BEWARE OF SPOILERS! It’s imperative that you go into this book blind, and then…prepare to be gobsmacked!!!

Black Lies was our first read by this author and it most certainly won’t be my last. I completely fell in love with her almost poetic writing style which captivated me throughout and although I did peg the ‘outcome‘ very early in the story (which we both discussed in one of our early ‘progress chats’ G) this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the story nor did it deter me from desperately needing to flick through the pages to discover the ‘how and why’s’ of what came to be. What played out was at times suspenseful, exhilarating, passionate and heartbreaking.

Although I personally didn’t experience the big shock factor, I’m going to say, hang on to your Kindles because you are going to be completely blown away by the events that transpire in Black Lies. Despite my guessing how things would unfold, this was still one hell of a ride.

‘I will fight for this love. Lie for it. Steal for it. It is worthy of that.’

The men in Layana’s life were so, so different yet each fulfilled a need within her and who each held a piece of her heart. Brant….a brilliant, successful, loving, unassuming yet passionate man whose unequivocal love for Layana knew no bounds and who Layana loved implicitly. This man had the ability to break my heart at times.

“I love you. You, Layana Fairmont, are impossible not to love.”

Brash, volatile and unpredictable Lee who speaks to her wanton side and who, despite his vast differences to Brant becomes an essential part of her life.

‘Love. It makes us do crazy things.’

So, how far would you go for love and how do you choose between two men who together your heart and needs craves to make it whole?

‘I love her too much to share her. I hate him with a vengeance that turns my blood white.’

My logical self was left with a few unanswered questions but my reading/entertainment self was left very satisfied with Black Lies. I couldn’t put it down.  An addictive, exhilarating and clever book that readers are going to devour and be talking about long after finishing.

Gitte: I have to agree; I love Alessandra Torre’s writing. It comes across effortless; it’s so vividly descriptive without bogging the story down. It just flowed and I inhaled every word wanting to know how it was all going to be tied up in the end.

‘True love makes a person reckless, makes them take risks and make sacrifices. True love tests the boundaries of our person, makes us yearn to be better and fight for the ground we stand on.’

I too guessed the twist before it was revealed, the questions that I had whilst reading mounting and pointing to the same answer and conclusion. However I agree, it did not hamper my enjoyment, though I’m glad I didn’t know going into this story as it was like playing Ms. Marple and I do love a confounding mystery. There were a few plot holes along the way, however, those aside I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Layana was at the heart of the mystery and whilst I loved her sweet, honest and caring side; it was her passion, love and loyalty that really endeared her to me. Along the way I questioned her dubious actions but they were borne out of just those qualities, so yeah…..

‘I risked losing him. I risked destroying his life. I risked saving our love. Our future.’

Black Lies has everything that keeps a reader reading, intrigued and invested till the end. It was passionate; emotional, thrilling and very sexy. I really enjoyed it and thought the characters were brilliant. I did mostly lean towards the cocky sexy-arse Lee, I have to admit, he’s my kind of man. The filthy and dirty hands on working man.

“Everything fades unless I’m with you.”

I’m a bit over the whole billionaire posh boy show, though of course I fell in love with Brant too. I couldn’t resist that hidden vulnerability behind the well-polished hard exterior. Oh and he was a bit of a geek, which I love. Two very different men; both with lovable and attractive characteristics. I wouldn’t say no to being the meat in that sarnie that’s for sure.

**Reviewed off an ARC copy provided by the author**

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Release Date: 25th August 
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