WHAT TO READ THIS WEEKEND


TB WEEKEND READING RECOMMENDATIONS

The weekend is here! And you know what that means….plenty of reading time!

We’ve rounded up a read from each of our recommended lists and know your next amazing read is just waiting for you to 1click!

Happy weekend reading everyone! 

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ROCK STAR RECOMMENDATION

JAG by STEVIE J COLE

“Broken?”
“Nah, princess. I’m a shattered fucking mess.”
“You’re my perfectly flawed, shattered fucking mess.”

JAG

A no holds barred, gritty account of the struggles of a flawed hero in a true sex drugs and rock and roll tale. A rock star story that was told with a realism it gripped us from the very first page!
This is not your traditional pretty romance. It is raw. It is very realistic. It is the explicit story of an addict and the woman who would save him.

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MOB/MAFIA/ORGANISED CRIME ROMANCE RECOMMENDATION

SPARROW by L.J. SHEN

“Dear future wife…” He smirked in a way that made me want to beg for mercy. “If you think you’re going to give me trouble, think again. I invented trouble. I stir it, I mix it, I fucking fix it. Don’t try my patience, because you’ll discover I have absolutely none.”

Sparrow

We devoured this true anti-hero romance and were immediately swept up in this dark and raw passionate story and hated having to stop reading for real life interruption.
Troy Brennan –
Every southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart throb with steel blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city and Sparrow Raynes, the woman who might just break through that cold, dark exterior.

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ROMANTIC COMEDY/FEELGOOD ROMANCE

ETERNALLY NORTH by TILLIE COLE

“..If there’s a sure-fire way to stop the awe of meeting a celeb, it was for them to be a complete and utter twat….”

North

Eternally North is addictive, funny and heart-warming; a fast paced comedic journey of self-discovery; an unyielding friendship and, of course, it would not be complete without a generous sprinkling of good old-fashioned British ‘slap-and-tickle’.

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BOOKS THAT MADE US CRY RECOMMENDATION

FIGHTING REDEMPTION by KATE McCARTHY

“I just want you to know that having to watch you leave is going to be one of the hardest things I ever have to do.”
“Every piece of me is in here.”…”My breath, my heart, my life. I won’t ever leave you if you keep that inside of you.” 

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This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

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PARANORMAL RECOMMENDATION

FERAL SINS by SUZANNE WRIGHT

“I’d never purposely hurt you. Never. I’m a man which means I’ll fuck up. Regularly. I’m not good with words, I sprout crap when I’m angry, and I’m about as romantic as a pebble.”

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If a VERY steamy, witty and bloody entertaining paranormal read is what you’re after then we suggest looking no further! Grab your Kindle and prepare to spend time with an extremely sarcastic Alpha female, a broody possessive Alpha male, bitter in-laws, voyeuristic enforcers, a whole lot of dirty talk, and steamy bedroom battles for dominance.

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FULL TILT (Full Tilt #1) by EMMA SCOTT


5 STAR REVIEW : FULL TILT by EMMA SCOTT


First book in duet – A story of loving with your whole heart, inspiration, friendship and hope. Emotional and beautiful – (No cliffhanger)

“I would love you forever, if I only had the chance…”

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full tilt 28th JuneSYNOPSIS

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.


Full Tilt

Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

“In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a mess.”

“You’re no more a mess than anyone else,” he said in a low voice.

Oh wow- this book was everything, absolutely everything. We loved every single minute reading Jonah and Kacey’s story and Emma Scott grabbed our heart and soul with her words. It was perfection- such beauty and heartbreak. Such tender and sweet moments. This is the kind of intense romance we know we’ll never forget, it hit us right into the depths of our hearts.

‘Little moments, day by day. This is what I have to give.’

The impact of what we read, the message of life and what it is to truly live and what is ultimately important. Well it’s all there. Love, inspiration, friendship and hope. Sorrow, grief and tragedy. All part and parcel of life. All written flawlessly with such realistic passion. Emma Scott gave us her all. A love of a lifetime.

‘I’d learned by now that everything Kacey felt was revealed in her large, luminous eyes. She cared about everything, passionately. She goes all the way up to eleven.’

Everything felt so incredibly real and the beauty of the characters had us riveted. We first meet rock chick musician, Kacey who’s a singer songwriter and a member of a band just about to hit it big. Her life’s not been easy and she’s lived a cold and affection-less childhood. This girl is starved of caring human contact and craves someone – anything – real in her life. Her life is empty of what she truly needs yet filled with everything set to destroy her. Until Jonah. The man with a plan. Jonah was everything- oh how we fell in love with this boy. A loving brother, a gifted artist and a friend. Jonah is as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside, caring for everyone around him and offering help and support to Kacey – a stranger in need –  when he picks her up on one of the nights working as a limo driver. Jonah was as quick witted as Kacey making their banter a much needed and humorous reprieve. When you feel trapped, lost or scared and someone holds out their hand and says I’ve got you, come with me. When you feel their warmth, their support and their love – you grab that hand and hold on tight.

“We may not have months or years, but we have moments. Thousands upon thousands of them. Let’s take each moment, seize it and wring it dry. Okay?”

Kacey and Jonah – night and day. In theory it shouldn’t work but oh wow be still our hearts because it completely worked. These two brought the best out of each other and gave to each other what was ultimately needed- all the while two halves became a whole. Two souls entwined. Like glass, fragile and breakable by life’s obstacles yet strong and hardened by actual life itself.

‘No more living life halfway. We had to go full tilt, just like the card players did. I would hit instead of stay. Always.’

As we read we marvelled at Emma Scott’s ability to write a story where we truly felt every important moment, where we followed the characters at a steady yet intense pace. Where no character was compromised nor made a victim to the storyline development. It quite simply worked beautifully, expressively and passionately.

“I’m scared that I’m so busy being scared that I’ll never be anything at all.”

Whilst this is part one of a duet there’s no cliff-hanger and Full Tilt can be read as a standalone. We do not want to spoil this poignant read so all we’ll say is READ this book, you will not regret it.

“Don’t let me vanish, Theo. Please. Help me…”

 

NB: All In – Full Tilt #2 coming October 2016
I am a universe
I have more love to give
Fold my hand? Not me
I’m all-in…

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POESY : A LOW NOVELLA by MARY ELIZABETH



POESY by MARY ELIZABETH is LIVE – OUR REVIEW

Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.

We fell in love with them in the romantic suspense, Low and now we get to hear Poesy’s story in this new novella!

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SYNOPSIS

Living on the right side of the tracks can be cruel. 

Poesy Ashby lives a dysfunctional life to prove it. Determined not to turn out like her parents, she’s gives up seeking their approval and focuses on breaking free. But abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood. 

Before Poesy Ashby becomes a renegade on the run, she’s a girl from the suburbs who finds acceptance for the first time in the most unexpected place: between rose petals and thorns. 

Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.


Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

“I don’t live like you do, Poesy.”
“Tell me how it feels.”
“To struggle? To not know where your next meal will come from or if you’ll be able to pay the rent? You don’t want to know how that feels.”
“No, tell me how it feels to live with people who love you.”

Sometimes you just need a little bit more. A little more background on the characters…well, just a little more. After falling in love with Poesy and Lowen in Low, we felt we just needed a little more introduction and build up to the intense love they shared and that’s exactly what Mary Elizabeth has given us in Poesy.

‘He’s my favorite thing. The most precious one. The only person who’s ever loved me unconditionally and totally.’

Low was a heart pounding, emotional and thrilling modern day Bonnie and Clyde romance that had us gripped in its every exhilarating moment and the only issue we had was that we would have loved the relationship between Poesy and Lowen to have been explored a little further prior to the commencement of the crux of the story.

‘It’s him and me. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and the girl from the right side. Villain and hero. Worthless and worthy.’

With Poesy we got what we wished for. Poesy begins from the first time Low and Poesy met, so we get to connect with them from the very beginning and it was a welcome insight into this period of their lives.

Starved of affection, in Low, Poesy found the love and protection she was always denied by her emotionally stinted parents. In their eyes, Poesy was an inconvenience to be ignored as much as possible. What she had in material wealth, she lacked severely in physical and emotional wealth, Low provided that for Poesy.

‘He’s hard where I am soft. He’s big where I am small. He’s calm where I am crazy.’

For those who loved this couple in Low, we recommend grabbing this book. For those who haven’t read Low, we must warn that the epilogue contains a HUGE spoiler for Low and it therefore our recommendation that if you are new to these books that you read Poesy, skip over the epilogue and head straight into Low – then come back to read the epilogue from Poesy’s pov.

 

Low


LOW by MARY ELIZABETHOur review

‘I live for the way she lightly bites my tongue when we kiss, and wish I were a better man every time she whispers, “I love you” against my lips.’

lowSYNOPSIS

It’s hard living on the wrong side of the tracks.

Lowen Seely has a criminal record to prove it. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps, he fights instinct and tries honesty. But hunger becomes painful, and bills are due. Forced to choose between what is right and wrong, the boy from the hood learns abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood.

Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.

Poesy Ashby is the definition of ride or die, even when it means turning her back on freedom. The girl from the suburbs gives conformity the middle finger. Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.

On the run with consequences in the rearview mirror, Lowen and Poesy accept the truth: they are the bad guys.

But can they get away with their crimes? 


 

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JUST RELEASED & UPCOMING RELEASES – 19th-25th June


BRINGING YOU THE VERY LATEST NEW RELEASES & UPCOMING RELEASES THIS WEEK

OMG! We have to tell you about our latest 5 STAR read! Talk about edge of your seat reading! The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz was an exquisitely vivid, beautiful, scandalous, decadent and intoxicating read we couldn’t put down for a minute!

A forbidden love affair between a teenaged bourbon fortune heiress and the illegitimate son who should have inherited it all and the dark family secret that threatens to tear them apart. This is a story of revenge, betrayal, lust, and bourbon inspired by real events in Kentucky history and it’s one you don’t want to miss!

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LIVE! LIVE! HOT OFF THE PRESS – JUST RELEASED TITLES!!

 

NOTE:  SS (Standalone read in a series) SL (Standalone) SR (Series to be read in order)


SS
Ramsay by Mia Sheridan
– betrayal, love, wrath and forgivenes
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SS To See You by Rachel Blaufeld – angst and hard earned unexpected love
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TB Series Recommendation
SR Poesy by Mary Elizabeth – the prequel to Low – a modern day Bonnie and Clyde love story
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TB Recommendation – See our Review
SS  Going Down by Katherine Stevens – comedy romance that will have you giggling
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SS The Color of Us by Laura Ward & Christine Manzari (99c/99p) – Is some love too tainted to be saved?
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SL Say You’ll stay by Corinne Michaels – Stay.  It was all he had to do
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SL Candy Man by Melanie Harlow – Sweet, sexy friends to lovers
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SR Always by Nina Lane – Erotic, emotional and absolute soul deep love. Book One is freee!
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SL Hero by Julia Sykes – steamy romantic suspense
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SL Yours by Jasinda Wilder – Contemporary romance. 
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RELEASING AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!

NOTE:  SS (Standalone read in a series) SL (Standalone) SR (Series to be read in order)

SL The Words We Leave Unspoken by LD Cedergreen – This book sounds beautiful and emotional
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SS
Stay Until We Break by Mercy Brown
– Rock star romance, what happens on the road stays on the road
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SR A Measure of Love by Sophie JacksonCan they both overcome their sorrow and secrets and finally share their life together?
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SS Broken Love by Jillian Dodd – (99c/99p) Second chance love story
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SS A Midsummer Night’s Fling by Eliza Walker – love and romance in the theatre..sigh..
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SL Tainted by Crazy by Abby McCarthy – (99c/99p) “It’s time for you to stop running. It’s time for you be find home.”
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ALSO RELEASING THIS WEEK

 

SL Everything by Erin Noelle – Rock star romance that sounds fab!
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SL Puck Buddies by Tara Brown – Hockey romance
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THE BOURBON THIEF by TIFFANY REISZ


5+ STAR REVIEW :: THE BOURBON THIEF by TIFFANY REISZ

Standalone – a sweeping and addictive story of betrayal, revenge and greed

Pre Order now! Releasing 28th June 2016
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the bourbon thiefSYNOPSIS

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it’s property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris. 

In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.


The Bourbon Thief

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

‘Perfection was for heaven, and when you tried to bring perfection to earth, you paid a heavy price. A perfect face withered with age. A perfect love died from neglect. Bourbon was a perfect spirit, which was why the angels took so much of it while it aged.’

What a story! What a deliciously intoxicating, riveting, breathtaking and intriguing story of revenge, greed, betrayal, lies, lust and secrets. A sweeping saga that felt so decadent, so enthralling we couldn’t pause for a minute, hanging on Paris’s every word right along with Cooper McQueen engulfed in this tale of opulence and tradition right until the very end.

Not once did we feel as though we were spectators in this story. We were there….perched forward, waiting for more, urging Paris on, desperately wanting to hear her recount the story relating to a bottle of Bourbon that held more history, pain and heartache than one small bottle should.

‘Daddy liked to say the Devil owed him a debt and Momma was how Satan paid him back.’

Tiffany Reisz is an awe inspiring author of that there is no doubt. Her exceptionally vivid prose and her impeccable use of metaphors ensured we felt every emotion, lived every painful moment as this story unfolded. Her words as smooth as the expensive bourbon of which she writes flowed effortlessly over the page.  She is the Monet of the written word; so evocative, realistic, picturesque and beautiful was her prose. Not a supplementary word was written in this magnificent story.

“I didn’t know who I was before you. I don’t know who I would be after. But while I was with you, I knew myself.”

It all starts with a meeting between the mysterious Paris and Bourbon Baron Cooper McQueen which sees a moment of passion ensue at Coopers sweeping mansion. It soon takes on something much more when Paris is caught stealing a rare bottle of Red Thread Bourbon from Coopers private collection worth over a million dollars. But why did she steal it? That’s the million dollar question!

“Are you scared?”
“Scared? Scared of you?”
“Of what I’m telling you? Are you scared of this story?”

Instead of turning her over to the police, Paris tells Cooper why she stole the Bourbon, the history of the bourbon and the Maddox Family saga behind the Red Thread distillery, a history spanning 150 years and WHAT A STORY IT IS! So many twists, turns, lies and deceit lined the halls of Arden house, the family home of the Maddox’s, with moments that left us completely open mouthed with shock. Oh yeah, there were some things we did not see coming!

“We tell ourselves lies to survive when we know the truth will kill us.”
“It didn’t kill you.”
“Not yet.”

Paris begins to tell the love story between the 16 year old Tamara Maddox and 28 year old stable hand, Levi Shelby who is of mixed race and who Tamara is very smitten with. What unfolds is a heartbreaking, pulsating and gripping tale with every emotion being elicited from us.

‘The one-drop rule had never made any sense to him. If one drop of black blood made you black, why didn’t one drop of white blood make you white? And hadn’t anyone noticed yet that everybody’s blood was red?’

We lived and breathed this story and we’re loathed to divulge any more than we have already done because you need to learn the secrets as they unfold in order to experience every revelation as it comes to light, to do otherwise would be a travesty to this authors words.

“Fate is just another name for a train that cannot stop until it reaches its final destination.”

We could feel the golden bourbon slipping down our throats, smell its sweetness, feel the tangible humidity in the air, and breathe in the atmospheric beauty Tiffany Reisz created, becoming swept up in an exquisite family legend that left us mesmerized and riveted to the spot. An absolute hands down 5 star indulgent and captivating read!

 “A family with bourbon in its blood and blood on its hands.”

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**THE ORIGINAL SINNERS SERIES READING ORDER**

THE RED YEARS QUARTET READING ORDER
The Adventures of Nora Sutherlin, Dominant and Erotica Writer
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Original Sinners

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The Adventures of Eleanor Schreiber, Submissive

White Years

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The Virgin  : amazon us | amazon uk
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