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REASONABLE DOUBT (Reasonable Doubt #1) by WHITNEY GRACIA WILLIAMS

REASONABLE DOUBT THE SERIES by WHITNEY GRACIA WILLIAMS

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SYNOPSIS
My cock has an appetite.A 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…

Book 1 in a three part Erotic Romance Serial.  Coming Soon. Very Soon.

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Andrew

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G:  4.5 Smoking hot Stars

“What do you look like?”
“I look like a man who wants to fuck you.”

Jenny & Gitte:  Okay, we swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  So sue us but we were drawn to this book by the first sentence of the synopsis. We know, we know…we’re perverted, what can we say, we have no defence!  You know what it’s like…sometimes you just need a bit of….well a bit of steamy sex!

“I walked in on you while you were in the restroom once…You’re at least nine inches I think.” – Jessica

Goodness! Andrew Hamilton….nine inches? Pass the smelling salts! Well, we certainly got the steam….wowsers! But we also received a a lot more in to the bargain as well.

“Things are going to catch up to you one day, asshole!” she yells as I step into the hallway.
“Karma is one hell of a bitch!” “I know.”
I toss back. “I fucked her two weeks ago….” –

These are the facts your Honour! We won’t go into much of the story here because we were so pleasantly surprised by what we found in this novella sized  book and we certainly don’t want to ruin anything for other readers so we’ll keep it brief(that’s what he said!) .

Andrew Hamilton likes sex (and we love Andrew Hamilton!). He’s a cocky, confident, and very successful Partner at a top tier Law Firm. Oh and he’s so bloody arrogant and so bloody sexy!

“You don’t like it.? – Andrew

Oh yeah Andrew…we like it. We like it a LOT! Whoa!!! Sorry, where were we? Oh yeah, the facts! So Andrew likes sex. Correction your honour…Andrew (and his cock) LOVES sex and he has a particular taste in women – well-endowed blondes!  He meets his ladies via an online dating site and one bout of sexy times per conquest is enough for player Andrew and he rarely goes back for seconds and he definitely doesn’t want a relationship. Something from his past has spooked relationship phobe Andrew. This man abhors lies and deceit and we’re gagging to find out what baggage Andrew carries from his past that has made him so cynical!

“Just because someone from your past hurt you doesn’t mean that every woman after her will.”

Alyssa signs up to an online Lawyer Chat forum – this isn’t a dating site, but a site where other lawyers can network and chat about…well…lawyer stuff. Andrew (under an assumed name) chats to Alyssa and they soon develop a friendship. What’s this? The shag machine Andrew is friends with a woman? Well, that’s all we’re going to tell you because the fun and sexy times in this book come thick and fast as does the reveals and wow! Did those reveals entertain us!

“I’m busy..”
“Then why did you answer the phone?”
“Because the sound of my voice makes you wet.”

Hmmmm….no comment your honour!!!  Andrew’s arrogance and his humour were pure fun. This man has no filter, no manners and he constantly cracked us up and he met his match in Alyssa.  He’s direct, sexy and makes no apologies for his behaviour.  Yep, we’re in lust…we mean love…we mean….oh you get our drift!

“Is there super-glue on my floor? Is that why you’re still standing there?” – Andrew

Our closing statement is this! In the case of Jenny & Gitte reviewing Reasonable Doubt we, the jury, find this book to be a hot, fun, sexy and engaging runaway success!  Where no one is who they appear to be, where lies and deceit are brought to the fore and where the ending will leave you gobsmacked! We didn’t see THAT coming!

“You know.”…”for a high profile lawyer, you have a pretty dirty mouth.” Alyssa
“You’d be surprised how much filthier it can get.” – Andrew

Oh Andrew…we’re afraid we need to see evidence of that filthy dirty mouth of yours up close and personal…just to be sure what you’re saying is the truth!

We hereby sentence Whitney G to be tied to her computer and not be allowed to move until this whole serial is completed because that ending!!!! Woman!! We need MORE!!!!!

‘ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review’

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THE WILL (A Magdalene Novel #1) by KRISTEN ASHLEY

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SYNOPSIS

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.

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will

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

‘Life is like a boxing match. Defeat is declared not when you fall but when you refuse to stand again.’

J&G: Alas, we feel we must give The Will 5 Stars for to do otherwise would be unsightly…. (channeling our inner Josie here)

Jenny:  Well, it’s been a while since I’ve delved into a Kristen Ashley book and I was absolutely chomping at the bit to get stuck in to The Will.  After all, it’s KA, Jake is a boxer and it’s been too long since I’ve immersed myself in this author’s uniquely wonderful storytelling.

The Will certainly left me satisfied and as Kristen Ashley’s books invariably do, I was left feeling warm and uplifted once I came to the end. The last 10% of this story and THAT epilogue! Wow! Absolutely wonderful.  Sweet, romantic, beautiful storytelling with the trademark perfectly written alpha hero and as much as we call KA the queen of the alpha or the queen of the epilogues I have to say, wow! This lady sure know how to write a story about families and children in particular.

“Trust your old man. A woman’s heart is fragile and it’s precious. Don’t be that asshole who kicks it around.” – Jake

She absolutely nailed the family unit in The Will. Their closeness, their troubles, their wants, their desires – it was all there. I will admit Josie and her quirky ways did take a little getting used to but once I did get over her unique way of expressing herself, I fell for her as I did all the others. How beautiful was this story Gitte?

Gitte: KA, her alpha heroes and her sweet and sassy heroines will always hold their very own special place in my heart. I approached The Will with excitement yet also, I have to admit, slight trepidation. I needn’t have worried though and my excitement was truly warranted. Bar the initial issue I had with Josie’s demeanour and highly unusual way of speech, I absolutely loved The Will which in my opinion is KA of old. Also, once I understood that the way Josie conversed and came across was uniquely her and integral to the story it became endearing and I fell in love with her like everyone else in the story. And Jake, well anyone who has read KA’s work knows this Lady is the Queen of alpha males. Jake is no exception.

Generous. Selfless. Tenderhearted. Jake’ – Josie

The mature, sexy, rugged protective boxer. Single, loving father who works hard to provide for his kids. Jake has a past that hasn’t been kind to him yet not for want of trying nor being respectful on his behalf. Then comes the kindness and love with a consequential request from a dear old Lady who changes his life as well as his kids’ forever and wow, what a journey that was. I have to say, KA’s epilogues are renowned and I shed so many tears in the last part of Jake’s and Josie’s story. The sheer beauty of it was breathtaking at times, Jenny, I just love KA’s take on family values, respect and ultimately love and unity. I feel in love with all of KA’s ‘kids’ every time and the dynamics, protectiveness and banter always makes my heart melt.

Jenny:  So, Josie Malone and Jake Spear meet one another under some rather unconventional circumstances during the reading of a will left by Josie’s Grandmother Lydia. The will contains some rather obscure requests in regards to Josie’s life and how Jake is to factor in that life.

“I’ve lost a lot of life to that disguise, Jake.” – Josie

It certainly set the scene for what was to come didn’t it Gitte and ummm I wouldn’t have minded being in Josie’s shoes….Jake…wow! He was DIVINE!!!

Gitte: Like I said, Jake was lush. I fell in complete love as more and more of this man was revealed. He’s a family man, a business man, a sportsman and with this comes a heart of gold and a body made for some good old filthy alpha male passionate lovin’. To this man the gift of honesty, love, respect and commitment is the greatest one he could receive and bestow in return. In Josie, this is just what he gets.

‘I’d give him anything. I’d give him everything. If I had the power, I’d give him the world.’ – Josie

Jenny: I have to say Gitte, I felt as if I was there! I was in Magdalene smelling the sea air, wallowing in the beauty of the lavender and I felt as if I’d just spent a day or so with some close friends enjoying the chit chat around the dinner table. It was so beautifully written, so vividly brought to life and so perfectly KA.

‘He’d lost his heart. He knew she had it in a way he hoped like fuck she never wanted to give it back.’ – Jake

This author has a knack of bringing simplicity and beauty to her stories and the relationships between her characters in The Will are superbly executed. Her take on love is so simple, so true, so honest, so real. This quote sums up The Will to perfection for me.

‘This isn’t to say I didn’t sometimes long for a gentle touch, a man’s eyes falling on me appreciatively, building a shared history where we might one day simply gaze at each other, understand and smile.’ – Josie

Profoundly beautiful in its simplicity yet the love, respect and depth of the relationships are felt immensely. The connection between the quirky, eloquent, classy, well-travelled and very guarded Josie and the no nonsense, handsome, fiercely protective and very alpha Jake, boxer, gym owner and “titty bar” (that word always cracks me up) owner and devoted father, who leaves behind, through no fault of his own, a string of failed marriages could be felt on every page. Their love was as passionate as it was sweet. These two were so opposite yet so perfectly perfect weren’t they Gitte?

Gitte: Absolutely, Jenny, KA defines simplicity in the beauty of her relationships. What love truly entails, how when you strip away a person’s mask and insecurities created by personal experiences, be they hardship, a broken heart or grief from the love of a lost one; the truth and purity of heart shines like a bright beacon. The quirkiness, the passion and the humour can be found in abundance and the vivid imagery enhances this stunning love affair which is built on the very essence that KA excels at and is so very loved for. I revelled in this story. I took it to heart as I felt every bit a part of this beautiful journey.

‘….she could lead him anywhere.. Just tip up her lips, turn those eyes to him and hold out her hand…’ – Jake

J&G:  In The Will we’re back to the Kristen Ashley of old.  A gifted storyteller who weaves a magic and realness to her stories, whose characters charm us and work their way into our hearts. Jake Spear is a character we won’t forget in a hurry and he’s up as one of our favourite KA men. He was such a superbly written character. This man was nothing short of remarkable. His love for his children knows no bounds, his love for Josie owned our hearts and souls.

“A man’s any man at all, the first woman he hurts, he learns not to do that shit again.”

As much as the relationship between Jake and Josie is driving force in The Will, it is the relationship of the family as a whole that had us eagerly turning every page. The interactions between father and children, and Josie and the children never felt forced and always felt natural.

“And what’s your eldest son doing this even? Um….Conner.” Josie
“Probably a threesome.” – Jake

We adored the offbeat locals from Magdalene Maine and each one brought a huge smile to our faces. What is it about KA  and her ability to create these whacky loveable characters! The epilogue was breathtaking and had us in a flood of tears. We loved every minute spent with these folks and can’t wait to visit Magdalene in the future. A definite must read for all Kristen Ashley fans!

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

 

THE MAGDALENE SERIES by KRISTEN ASHLEY

Magdalene Series

THE WILL – BOOK ONE
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Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

SOARING – BOOK TWO
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