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#CoverReveal – Tempered Steal Box Set Books 4-6 by Maggie Adams

Love, Marriage & Mayhem – Book 4

With only a small clue to the whereabouts of the arsonist that torched his family’s business, Lawrence “Lucky” Coalson heads to Las Vegas. While posing as a bouncer, Lucky finds himself ensnared by the lovely bartender, Claudia. But, like Lucky, she’s not what she appears to be and what happens in Vegas follows Lucky back home with unimaginable consequences.
Brandon Coalson is as hot as his older brothers, but he’s the sensitive one that patches broken hearts and sends them on their way. Until Anna Meeks walks into the office and into his life. Her shy demeanor melts Brandon’s heart, but she’s got secrets that could get them killed. When a family friend is grievously injured, the men vow to put an end to the sabotage once and for all, but nothing goes according to plan, and the men must fight Mother Nature, a murderer, and the local law enforcement to get the answers they seek.

Forged in Fire  – Book 5

“Lady, if I were you, I’d get the hell away from here ‘cause when I make it up this hill, I’m gonna be looking for you.” Lucky Coalson’s luck has run out. His ex-wife turned out to be a con artist; his business is in a shambles; and he’s been tossed into a muddy river by a smart assed feminist with a chip on her shoulder. Things couldn’t get much worse…or so he thought.

When Lucky’s accused of murdering his ex-wife, the Coalson family enlists the help of a private investigator to gather the clues necessary to prove his innocence. Little did they know that Renee Morgan is the same woman that sent Lucky scrambling up a sodden river bank at the height of a storm.

The two square off immediately, but Renee’s admiration of the Coalson family, despite her dislike of Lucky, is the deciding factor in her acceptance of the job. And although Lucky bristles every time she speaks, he grudgingly respects her intelligence and savvy skills as a private investigator.

As the hunt for the killer escalates, the two find they are not the only ones looking for the mysterious assassin. And the other people are more than willing to take out anyone that gets in their way, including those that Lucky and Renee hold dear to their hearts.

In a moment of passion that rocks them to the core, they realize their love may be forged in fire, but both have been badly burned by past lovers, and too stubborn to admit the truth. Can they find a way around their fears, or will Lucky’s ex-wife continue to plague him from the grave?

Cold as Ice – Book 6

He wants her to be his lover…she wants to be his forever.


Nick Coalson is abrasive, arrogant, and an absolute dynamo in the bedroom. Problem is, he knows it.

Rebecca Morgan is sweet, shy, and immensely attracted to Nick, but he’s trouble in tight jeans and she knows it.

When Nick Coalson saves Rebecca Morgan from an assassin’s bullet, he sets his sights on the shy partner of a detective agency. But he mistakes her kindness for weakness, and learns the hard way that although she may seem submissive, she’s a voluptuous bundle of intelligence and determination.

Rebecca tries to hide her feelings for Nick because he’s the kind of man that makes a smart girl do stupid things. After a sensual encounter, Nick grows distant, stating he wants a lover, not a wife. Rebecca realizes she’s going to need to keep her wits about her if she wants Nick forever because it’s too easy to lose herself to his dominant personality.

When a stranger offers to help her win Nick, she accepts although she wonders what’s in it for him.  But Nick thinks it’s too late for his love when he witnesses a tender moment between Rebecca and another man.  His head tells him to step aside, but his heart aches for her tender touch.

And as the killer closes in on the Coalson family, Nick wonders if it will be too late to save not only their love, but their very lives?

Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into International recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK.

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Pre-order now for only $1.99 and look for the release on Aug. 8th! – Whistlin’ Dixie, Book One in the Tempered Steel Series – Leather and Lace, book two – Something’s Gotta Give, book three – Getting Lucky, A Tempered Steel Novella – Love, Marriage & Mayhem, book four– Forged in Fire, book five – Cold as Ice, book six – The Tempered Steel Series, Books 1-3 – Lustful Letters  – website – book page -fan club page – author page – goodreads – twitter Pinterest – instagram




#NewRelease #Dark #Erotica #HolyHell – Tied, Voyeur Series Book 2 by Elena M. Reyes and N. Isabella Blanco – @nyddi @ElenaMReyes

Tied (Voyeur, #2)

That bloody bitch thinks she’s the biggest villain here . . .

And I’m going to let her keep thinking that.

She thinks she knows how far I’ll go to save Ivy.

In reality, she has no fucking clue. I’d kill for her.

My humanity recedes while a demon is born.

I want their blood on my hands. The stakes are beyond high, trapped in this sex dungeon with no way out. Our loved ones are being threatened while we’re being forced to endure.

But none of that matters to me as much as the endgame. I’ll be leaving here once I take the two things that matter most:

I’ll be claiming my woman. And once I find our way out, I’ll be taking our captor’s life too.

She thought she could threaten my girl.

I’m about to show her just how wrong she is.




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Sweet Baby Jesus do I need to go to church and be rebaptized after reading this book.  I feel hella dirty and hella twisted over loving such a sick and just wrong book…but I need more.  I neeeeeeeed MORE.  Ladies remember I volunteer as a tribute to do laundry, cook, clean WTFE You need if you let me read over your shoulders.  Heck I would do with just watching you two brain-storm this crazy!!

Ok this book gives us a flashback to Noah and Ivy’s “Friendship” before the kidnapping.  We get to see how they both covet what they want but can’t have which is why they are in this situation to freaking begin with.

The book starts right after Noah and Ivy have broken a big rule and are going to be punished….gahhhh……the bad lady is even worse this book.  Ladies I am pretty sure the Catholic Church will not be ok with the use of those rosary beads…juuust saying…….We learn a bit about “The Voice” and the fact that she KNOWS our two very well.  We also must see someone from their past and deal with a deal being made to try and save their friends life.

More secrets are let out by both Ivy and Noah while under the duress of the whole situation.

But as the book ends it totally is gearing us up for the next installment and man I dunno if I can wait that long….I need more Ivy and Noah love story…omg did I say love story???  Yeah I did because in a crazy way this is the beginning of their HEA or so I hope!!!

N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.

That is, until coffee came a long and took over everything else.

Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the hopes of one day getting them under control.

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.




#review #2ndChanceLove – Irreplaceable (Gulf Breeze Book 1) by Ava Lynn Wood

Irreplaceable (Gulf Breeze Book 1)

Annalee Montgomery left everything behind ten years ago, running away from her family and the boy she loved. Now, ten years later, with her life falling apart at the seams, she comes face-to-face with everything she tried to leave behind, including Will Caldwell. He’s sexier than Anna remembered, and angrier too.
When her feelings for him resurface, stronger than ever, Anna is torn, worried about what will happen if the secret she’s been carrying finally comes to light. Will she find herself back in Will’s arms, or will she lose him forever.
Anna must face her fears to finally find out if her love for Will is Irreplaceable.




I received this book from the author for an honest review.

2nd chance love story…yes please!!  Who doesn’t ever wonder What If right?

We meet Anna and Will.  They are both teens and as we all know teens are dramatic and stupid…LOL.  The couple break up because Anna is a bit dramatic, she moves away, and meet up 10 years down the road.  Anna’s life is a hot mess.  Her marriage is falling apart and so she runs home.

What I did love was that Will was the one wo longed to be with Anna.  Anna on the other hand was too worried about what the neighbors will think.  In my mind at her age and what she is dealing with WHO Cares but none the less Anna is worried.

I loved the whole running home can solve your problems.  I also loved Will.  He was not going to let Anna get away again.    I did see a lot of emotional growth between the two characters and they are able to deal with everything that as teens they can’t.

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#NewRelease – Delta:Redemption by Cristin Harber

New York Times bestselling author Cristin Harber’s DELTA: REDEMPTION is out today! Get your hands on Victoria and Ryder’s story now – you don’t want to miss this one!



“My name’s Victoria–No last name. Don’t ask.”

That was all that the woman would share when Delta team’s expert trigger man, an Australian named Ryder, pulled her from the pits of a human trafficking nightmare and took the gun from her hand.

He didn’t mean to steal her revenge but survival was the priority. Now that Victoria’s home? She had a past he was trying to understand while keeping a secret from her that might tear her apart.

But he’s not the only one. When she goes missing, Delta team discovers that Victoria No Name was a one-woman vigilante force, taking on whoever crossed her path, from gun runners to a drug pushing motorcycle club.

She was exactly who Ryder thought she might be, and now he was coming in to help–whether she wanted backup or not.

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The tears came. She couldn’t stop them, and she hated the path they burned down her cheeks, hated that Ryder was witness to her unraveling, just like he’d been in Russia.

He rested his hand on her back, not speaking, and he didn’t move to shush her. His palm simply rested there.

“Ryder.” She fell against him, and he wrapped his arm around her.

“Easy, love,” he whispered. “Take a breath.”

“I can’t.”

His chin touched the top of her head, and the arms that she knew could hug her like all hell did the job, wrapping her away from the world until the tears stopped.

“Feel better?”

Nodding, Victoria drew in a deep breath, wiping under her eyes. “Could you hand me a tissue?”

He was already halfway off the bed as if reading her mind and handed her the box. Again, Victoria wiped her face. With another fresh tissue to cover her eyes, she could barely look at him.

“This can’t be what you signed up for,” Victoria mumbled. “Sorry.”

“Stop apologizing.”

She balled the tissue up and hazarded a glance in his direction. “Why did you come here?”

“I was worried about you.” Ryder tilted his head back to the bed. “Can I sit again?”

Victoria’s eyes squeezed shut, but she nodded.

“I don’t have to. Never mind.”

She blinked and refocused on him. “What?”

“I didn’t mean to invade your space.”

Her head dropped. Ruined. He saw nothing but a ruined woman who was so fragile he misread what she meant with a simple look. “I didn’t—I wasn’t… I made a face. Or I didn’t mean to make a face.” She cringed. Such a mess! She couldn’t even get her words right. “I sound like an idiot!”

“You don’t.”

“I do. I’m not someone people worry about. Ever. I worry about people. That’s what I do. Did! I took care of people, and now look at me. I’m broken.” A sob caught in her throat. “I thought I was strong, and now, I’m this.”

He came to her bedside, swooping next to her. “Victoria.”

“Something happened to me. Over there.” She sucked a breath as she collapsed against the pillows. “And I can’t.”

He put a careful hand on her forearm. “Listen to me.” He ducked down close. “I don’t know what’s the right or wrong thing to say now, so I’m just going to say this.”

He came closer so their eyes met. His head was almost level with hers on another pillow, but he held her gaze and didn’t let go.

“Please don’t tell me to get up,” she whispered. “To get back to my life.”

“I wouldn’t dream of it.” Ryder shifted so his weight was semi-on the bed, but he didn’t break their stare. “We brought everyone home, and every girl said you were their savior, that you put yourself in front of guards for them, that you made sure they had food. If nightmares struck, you coaxed them back to sleep. You were their guardian angel in hell.”

Her eyes burned again with tears, but she wouldn’t look away from his emerald ones.

“Whoever you are, love, wherever you’re from, you take as long as you need to get back the strength it took to become you, and I will stay by your side to help you if that’s what it takes.”

“Why?” Her voice broke along with a stray tear.

“Because I admire warriors.”

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Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

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#BoxSet #ReleaseDay – #MomFail

Cover Design: MadHat Books

Release Date: July 25, 2017



Everyone just stop for one bleeping minute so we can all get real with each other. Being a mom is some tough $#!†. You’re constantly wearing questionable substances that make you ask, “is this chocolate or … oh, crap …” and your purse is merely a receptacle for three-week-old snacks and broken crayons.

Let’s be honest … even when we’re doing this “mom” thing right, we’re somehow doing it completely wrong.

Pardon us while we dust off our collective Mother of the Year trophy and proudly present you with an epic anthology of #MOMFAILS.

*Stories inspired by real life (unless you’re a cop, then it’s all complete fiction). Names and situations have been changed to protect the guilty (and by guilty, we mean the moms). Because motherhood is a battlefield and we’re all just trying to survive by any means necessary.

Featuring this amazing lineup: Alissa York, A.M. Willard, BL Berry, Carina Adams, Claudia Burgoa, Crystal Burnette, Dylan Allen, Faith Andrews, Gia Riley, J.A. DeRouen, Kate Anslinger, Leddy Harper, LK Collins, LL Collins, Marie James, Piper Rayne, Riann C. Miller, Shari J. Ryan, Stephanie Rose, Stephie Walls, SM West, TL Swan, Teresa Michaels, and foreword written by: Nicole Kane Knepper.






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#spotlight #NewRelease- An Impossible World by S.P. Cervantes

An Impossible World
S.P. Cervantes
Publication date: July 25th 2017
Genres: Adult, Dystopian, Romance

What would happen if terrorism spread and hate took over? What would the world become?

Isabella (Belle) Grey trained her entire adult life to protect those around her––training that would prove invaluable in her quest to make a new life. Forced to live in an impossible world, terror was not only outside the walls of her protected community but also raged behind the walls of her very own home.

No longer willing to put up with her husband’s drunken abuse, Belle made the desperate decision to run away from the safety of her community and escaped alone into the broken world beyond.

Chased by death as bombs exploded in the distance, her next decision could not only save her life but could potentially bring light back into her darkened soul.

When faced with the impossible, Belle found strength in an unsuspecting stranger who set her path in a new direction––one she never considered.

Fear. Love. Revenge. Strength … all come together in this epic tale of fate and survival.

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Author Bio:

S.P. Cervantes is the author of the acclaimed contemporary romance A BROKEN FAIRY TALE series. The series allows you to connect with a group of friends and their triumphs over tragedy. “Dust to Dust” is a suspenseful stand-alone romance that introduces readers to this close knit group of loyal friends. “Wished Away” is an emotional romance that should be read before the Bad-Boy romance, “His Jar of Hearts”.

S.P. highly acclaimed romance called “The Wife” is now available.

S.P. is also the author of the highly rated Young Adult Romantic Fantasy trilogy Secrets of Shadow Hill. “Always and Forever”, “The Prophecy”, and “War of Wizards” that has been described as “Twilight Meets Harry Potter”. It’s not your typical romantic fantasy.

S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.

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#NewRelease #historical #Suspense #AuthorPost – A Dance with Seduction (Spy in the Ton #3) by Alyssa Alexander

A Dance with Seduction (A Spy in the Ton, #3)

She was the only code he couldn’t break…

Vivienne Le Fleur is one of London’s most sought after opera dancer and one of England’s best weapons: the spy known as the Flower. When a French agent pressures her to change allegiance by abducting her sister, Vivienne is forced to seek the help of the only man in London who doesn’t want her.

Maximilian Westwood, retired code breaker, doesn’t like surprises or mysteries and The Flower is both. When she sneaks into his study in the middle of the night with a coded message, he’s ready to push her out whatever window she arrived through. Except Maximilian is unable to turn away a woman in trouble. Determined to rescue Vivienne’s sister, they engage in a game of cat and mouse with French spies that requires all of Vivienne’s training and Maximilian’s abilities. Bound together by secrecy, they discover there is more between them than politics and hidden codes, but love has no place among the secrets of espionage…


How a Series is Born…When it was Never Supposed to be a Series

By Alyssa Alexander

Confession time. I didn’t intend to write the Spy In The Ton books as a series. I simply wrote a book awhile back.

That first book is not part of the series, by the way. It’s hiding in the deepest, darkest, drawer in my desk. It’s, um, not very good. (Understatement of the year).

But as so often happens in a book, secondary characters take over. In that case, the best friend of the hero stole a few scenes—and then Julian Travers, Earl of Langford, suddenly needed a story. I couldn’t NOT tell his story. He laughed quite a bit, had bright blue eyes, and in my head looked like Matthew McConaughey. So I scrapped that dismally bad first manuscript and wrote THE SMUGGLER WORE SILK. That book sold and was nominated for a RITA.

Funny thing happened, though. The hero’s best friend and co-agent in SMUGGLER, Angel, took over a couple of scenes. All of the sudden, Angel needed a book. He had a lost love, and, well, he was a handsome devil. Golden all over and with the soul of a musician. I HAD to write his story. Ergo…IN BED WITH A SPY.

Are you noticing a trend, perchance?

Suddenly I had two connected books, a small series, without actually intending for it to be a series. I simply knew some characters who needed to have their love story told.

But there are four books in the series. How did that happen, you ask? Take a wild guess!

See, there was this opera dancer in IN BED WITH A SPY. A female spy. Something about her called to me. She was a very layered individual, with secrets upon secrets that needed to be delved into. Vivienne, aka the Flower, had her own story. I had to tell it. And what better than to pair her with the man who didn’t like all those secrets, codebreaker Maximillian Westwood.

Voila. The third book in the series, A DANCE WITH SEDUCTION, is just releasing this July. Oh, Maximillian and Vivienne danced around each other for a bit, but I gave them their happy ending. He’s gruff but softhearted, and she’s vulnerable and secretive. Neither is ready to fall in love—so naturally, they do!

But the pattern continues, my dears. Oh, yes it does. Because there’s another character whose story is just begging to be told. It’s Jones. If you have read IN BED WITH A SPY, you’ll remember him as the strong but silent spy working with Angel. He doesn’t think much of himself, in truth. Jones believes he was born a no one from the rookeries, and all the good he’s done in his life won’t turn him into someone. Little does he know, he needs nothing but the love of a woman to show him he was someone all along. And so I gave him Cat. THE LADY AND MR. JONES releases in October—the fourth book the series that was never meant to be a series.

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to writing. There are only people who have a story, and an author who must tell those stories.

Happy Reading!


Historical romantic suspense writer with an addiction to good food, good books, sleep and yoga.

Not necessarily in that order.


#review- Heart of the Moment (Heart’s Intent #3) by Dawn Brower

Heart of the Moment (Heart's Intent #3)

Mistakes? You name them Jessica Sousa has made them and having regrets doesn’t change a damn thing. As her life begins to fall down around her, she questions every decision she’s ever made. She comes to one conclusion—she doesn’t deserve to be happy.

Preston West thinks Jessica is fine the way she is. He loves her and intends to convince her they belong together. A challenge never deterred him in the past, and he doesn’t plan on letting it get in his way now.

Unfortunately he might not have the time he thinks he does to win her heart. As the clock ticks down they have to battle not only Jessica’s stubborn pride, but her failing health, and someone hell bent on destroying her forever.

The odds are against Jessica and Preston, will they find a way to beat them?



Heart of the Moment (Heart’s Intent #3) by Dawn Brower

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Man…Jessica…talk about straight up See you Next Tuesday kinda girl……..I mean I didn’t think Dawn could do it but she does.  She made me like and kinda forgive Jessica for her past and awful behavior with Ren and Dani.  WHAT!!  How can she make me hate and then be ok with and eve cheer on a person?  Dunno but Dawn was able too.

Jessica does have to deal with the bed she made though once she is dealt a pretty difficult hand.  But that is what happens when you are a bad person.  But not to worry Preston is there to help her and tell her she is worth it  We have seen him love her from the beginning and then he is there to help he realize she is special and worth being loved.

Dawn Brower works as a substitute teacher and enjoys the flexibility it gives her to concentrate on her other endeavors.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby. While she loves all genres she focuses most of her writing on historical and contemporary romance.

There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.


#NewRelease #YA #TwinsieFavoriteAuthor – Trust by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks


Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

Trust is equal parts fearless, unflinching and authentic—and funny, honest and romantic. Is there anything Kylie Scott can’t do? This is an incredible entrance onto the YA scene, and will cement Kylie Scott as a must-read for anyone who picks it up.”—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of The Illuminae Series

“Heart-pounding, realistic and wonderfully unique, Kylie Scott’s Trust held me captive, fascinated, and riveted to the page from start to finish. A MUST, simply incredible, read!” –Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of Tycoon

Trust was an amazing journey that I could not put down! All of my favorite things: young love, a strong heroine, and an absolutely captivating hero, who’s both sexy and bad in alllll the right ways. Loved it!” –Penelope Douglas, New York Times bestselling author of the Fall Away Series

“The thing that will have readers flocking to this book isn’t the sex, or the premise, or Kylie Scott’s fine reputation…. [It’s] the authenticity. Readers will pick up Trust because the characters seem like real teenagers–they’re excitable and insecure and daggy and funny and immature and growing up.” –Ellie Marney, author of Every Breath

“This book has reminded me why YA is my favorite genre. Emotional, real and thought-provoking.”-L.J. Shen, bestselling author of the Sinners of Saint Series



I received this book from the author for an honest review.

WHOA!!!  I have been a Kylie fan from the beginning, like right after she published Flesh beginnings. I have been lucky enough to read all her books through to Trust.  I have to say without a doubt, this book is my favorite.  I was literally blown away by the writing.  The depth of the story.  The emotion of the story.  It just blew me away.  Period.

I am a pretty rabid reader and will devour a book in a day or two but this one drew me. I slowly savored each and every page.  I loved the chemistry and angst of John and Edie.  The side characters were amazing…Hang is the best best friend ever.  Anders is the other best best friend a person could every want or need to but we aren’t talking about them right now.  But they are great additions to the story and help the main characters realize a lot about the other.  They kinda made you open your  eyes or give that literally throat punch to their friends about their “relationship.”

John and Edie would have never met had they not been in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They were both stuck in the convenient store when the robbery was happening.  The robbery changed everything for them both in that moment.

I thought John’s character was amazing.  The book is called for Trust for a reason.  He can’t trust anyone and they because of his past don’t trust him.  Edie has trust issues after the incident left her with people telling her business to others behind her back.  They are both thrown together and they originally form a weird friendship because of the shared experiences but soon begin to develop feelings for the other.  But given their “school status” they both think the other isn’t interested for whatever reason.

The book is a great read for people who may not be a big YA reader like myself.  Nothing against YA but its not my favorite genre to read.   This book will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for John and Edie to openly admit their feelings about each other.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for that first kiss and the many firsts that will follow…….

I received a copy of this book for an honest review via NetGalley.

I enjoy reading Kylie’s books but this one blew me away.  It is not like her other book but it left a mark on me. The opening chapters drew me in and my heart went out to all involved.  I had to keep going to find out what was going to happen and how everything was going to play out. For a YA book this was amazing and touched on so many tough topics which included bullies, sex, drugs and the struggles of the characters attempting to overcome a horrific event.

What do you do when a quick trip to the corner gas station turns your life upside down and inside out? For two it was a fight for their life and trying to figure out how and why they are still here.  My heart was in shambles watching Edie and John deal with it all.

Edie was the good girl that always did what she was told. She attended an all-girls school and was so close to her bestie. They shared everything. Edie life changed after she was held hostage by a crackhead and had a gun held to her head.  Kinda put things in perspective or so she thought. She was thankful to a stranger John who helped save her life.

John was a local drug dealer and didn’t take much seriously. But being at the corner store when it was being robbed and seeing people die will mess with a guys head and cause him to make some life changing decisions.

Due to both John and Edie trying to cope with what they went through they found that dealing with it together was the easiest thing to do.  Edie set to do all her first before her number was up after such a close call with death no matter if this caused her to do things she would normally not do. John decided he would help her out on all her firsts just to keep an eye on her and keep her from harm.  Mostly John wanted to make sure she was treated as she deserved to be and i think he enjoyed being a part of her firsts.

This book has the perfect title. From the beginning there is so much trust between people. Edie trusted John that he would help get them out of this situation they were in. Edie losing trust in people that new all her life secrets and selling out to make a few bucks. To Edie learn to attempt to trust those around her to not repeat the past. Now that John is making a change in his life he is learning who he can trust and who his real friends were.

The chemistry between John and Edie was amazing but besides these two there were their friends….Anders and Hang.  OMG Hang I absolutely loved her from the second she appeared in Edie’s life and what can I say about Anders he is the best friend everyone needs.  I said it once and I’ll say it again this is one of my favorites so far and I would love to know more about Anders and Hang.

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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#ReleaseBlitz – Wallflowers: Double Trouble by CP Smith


Title: Wallflowers: Double Trouble
Series: Wallflowers #2
Author: CP Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy
Release Date: July 21, 2017


“ ’Tis better to never have loved and lost than to live with
the regret of your stupidity.” ~ Sienna Miller, Wallflower
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case, Wallflowers to behave. Then again . . .Sienna Miller spent her whole life being the odd woman out. Shunned and misunderstood by her family, she finally has a chance for a new start thanks to Calla and Poppy, her Wallflower sisters. Now all she needs is a Prince Charming.

Bo Strawn is a cop with a troubled past. He’s stubborn and set in his ways until a certain Wallflower shakes up his life for good. Bo’s finally got a shot at happily ever after. That is, he’s got a shot if he can solve a mystery surrounding the Wallflowers and keep his headstrong woman off the back of a horse.

Rated mature for language and sexual content.

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CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five
children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with better imaginations.


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