Category Archives: Enemies to Lovers

#enemiestolovers – Wild Irish: An Enemies to Lovers Fighter Standalone Romance by Brooke O’Brien

Wild Irish

USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O’Brien brings the hate to love feels in this steamy enemies to lovers, underground fighter romance.

Austen Fox always knew how to get under my skin.

When she arrived at our foster home four years ago, I recognized the pain she carried with her.

She deserved more than she had been dealt in life. She’s worthy of far more than I could ever offer her, and that’s why I’ve warned her to stay away.

After her brief stay at Haven Brook, I never expected to see her again, especially not hundreds of miles from where we once lived.

We’ve both had our share of secrets we’ve kept hidden. Secrets we’d fight at everything to stay buried.

When I find out someone is blackmailing Austen, it’s enough to change the game for me and I quit fighting what I always knew to be true. I’ll stop at nothing to take down whoever’s threatening to hurt her and make them pay for what they’ve done.

Even if it means fighting until my last breath.

I’m Wild Irish, and I’m ready for war.

*Wild Irish was previously featured in the Hate to Want You Anthology.

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USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O’Brien writes steamy and swoon-worthy contemporary romances.

She believes a love worth having is worth fighting for, and she brings this into her stories where her characters risk it all for love.

If Brooke’s not writing or reading, she’s probably spending time with her family, binge-watching the latest crime documentary, indulging in chocolate, or watching Hawkeye football or NBA basketball.

#EnemiesToLovers #BullyRomance – It Just Had to be You by Jacqueline Francis

It Just Had To Be You

Scott Carter is a bully. Scott Carter is a racist. Scott Carter is the most arrogant douche I have ever met. This man-whore charms the pants off all the girls, but not me – the Latina from the wrong side of town – I see none of that charm. I get the worst of him. He has made my life a living hell, tormenting me for years with no reprieve.

Just when I’m at breaking point, Scott Carter steps in and makes everything ten times worse. My whole life is turned upside down in an instant. And now, after he’s messed up everything, that’s when he decides that maybe we should try to be friends. He wants to reconcile and put the past behind us.
Ugh! No! He can go to hell. I want nothing from Scott Carter…but it’s starting to look like he wants something from me.

If you’re looking for haters-to-lovers romance with a sexy, cocky hero and a sassy, quick-witted heroine, this one is just for you. #slowburn #highschooldrama

Dear Reader,

Although this cannot be considered a ‘dark romance’, please take note that this book contains many triggers that may be offensive such as suicide (before the book begins) and bullying. In particular, there are some racial slurs. As a woman of color myself, I fully understand how hurtful these words can be. I am no stranger to them either. However, I did not want to tiptoe around this issue or sugarcoat the severity of it. I wanted to highlight how damaging such slurs (or any kind of name-calling for that matter) can be to the person on the receiving end. It also contains strong language and sexual content and is not recommended for readers under 18 years of age or sensitive readers.

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Number cruncher by day, raging romance novelist by night; Jacqueline’s creative inspiration stems from romance and all its literary and rom-com depictions. Matters of the heart are what fascinates her, because ultimately, what makes a life out of – what would ordinarily be a typical existence – is Love

#NewRelease #Anthology #enemiestolovers #BullyRomance- Hate to Want You Anthology

Hate To Want You: An Enemies To Lovers & Bully Romance Anthology by [Lexy Timms, Kate  West , Brooke O' Brien , Erin  Trejo , Elle  Thorpe , Naomi Springthorp, Brantwijn Serrah, Torie  James, Rebecca  Wilder, MV Ellis, Sahara Roberts, Tonya Clark, Jacie Lennon, Angela Nicole,  KB Cinder, Maya Riley, Steph Weston, Faith Everly, Darcy Rose, Vanessa Booke, Logan Fox]

I hate to want you…. but I will have you. Obsessive rivals. Arrogant bastards. Beautiful bullies with dirty mouths and bodies to die for.The men are powerful, irresistible, and totally unavailable. The women are gorgeous, witty, and ready to set the world on fire. They’ve all got nothing–or maybe everything–to prove. Enemies clash and tensions rise in a sizzling battle between love and hate.Giving in isn’t an option. Walking away… impossible. Can adversaries and opposites ever truly come together?Hate and love run high in these twenty-one salacious stories by new and bestselling authors of enemies-to-lovers and bully romance. Stay up all night flipping the pages of this hot new set.If you’re a fan of LJ Shen, Mickey Miller, or Lauren Landish then you will love this limited-time collection. Authors included in this set: Lexy Timms, Kate West, Brooke O’Brien, Erin Trejo, Logan Fox, Elle Thorpe, Naomi Springthorp, Brantwijn Serrah & Torie James, Darcy Rose & Faith Everly, Brooke Summers, Shaw Hart, Cameron Hart, MV Ellis, Samantha Lovelock, Sahara Roberts, Alexandra Silva, Tonya Clark, Jacie Lennon, Angela Nicole, Emma Luna, KB Cinder, Maya Riley, and Steph Weston.

Authors included in this set: Lexy Timms, Kate West, Brooke O’Brien, Erin Trejo, Logan Fox, Elle Thorpe, Naomi Springthorp, Brantwijn Serrah & Torie James, Darcy Rose & Faith Everly, Brooke Summers, Shaw Hart, Cameron Hart, MV Ellis, Samantha Lovelock, Sahara Roberts, Alexandra Silva, Tonya Clark, Jacie Lennon, Angela Nicole, Emma Luna, KB Cinder, Maya Riley, and Steph Weston.

#NewRelease #RH #Mafia #EnemiestoLovers – Bloody Princess: A Dark Enemies to Lovers College Romance (Sweetest Revenge Book 1) by Helen Scott and Zoey Shelby

Bloody Princess: A Dark Enemies to Lovers College Romance (Sweetest Revenge Book 1) by [Helen Scott, Zoey Shelby]

My sister’s death was ruled an accident, but it was all a lie…
They’re the kings of Welhurst University, heirs to the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless families in Ascendence Bay. Each of them is stunningly gorgeous, rich, and talented.
Nobody is that perfect. All of them hide dark, dangerous secrets. And I’m going to expose them. I’m going to make everyone see exactly who they are.
Murderers.
I have skills they would never expect, and I plan on using my talents to make the Boys of Ascendence Bay pay in blood for the loss of my sister. I’ll do whatever it takes to get them to crack and confess to their crimes.
The closer I get to finding out which mafia heir is the killer, the more I realize I didn’t know my sister as well as I thought. Big, ugly secrets come to light that will change my family forever.
But what’s worse is the enemies I thought I needed to destroy are more complex and tempting than I ever imagined.
Can I survive the truth being uncovered or will I be buried by the lies?
If you love the twists and turns of Caroline Peckham and the steam of Tate James, then you’ll love Bloody Princess!
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Helen Scott lives in the Chicago area with her wonderful husband and furry, four-legged kids. She spends way too much time with her nose in a book and isn’t sorry about it. When not reading or writing, Helen can be found absorbed in one video game or another or crocheting her heart out.

#WOTR21 #EnemiestoLovers #AudioReview – The Teacher’s Heart, Growing Strong Book 4 by Michel Prince, Narration by Kat Maxwell

The Teacher's Heart (Growing Strong Book 4)

There’s no way Mandy Butler would ever let herself get attached to anyone. Sure, sex is fun, but love is for suckers. Her parents taught her that. She has her friends, a job she loves, and lots of fun flings. Everything she thinks she wants.

Ashton Gilmore is at a crossroads when he meets Mandy. She’s every thing he’s ever wanted in a real relationship, but she might have too much baggage for even this hot political fixer handle.

For the past few years the women of Growing Strong Montessori have been discovering loves they’d never thought possible. Sans one, Mandy who has spent the last few years taking one hit after another and can’t see Ashton Gilmore as anything more than a bump in the road.

Ashton has to find a way to teach Mandy that love exists, before she gives up on the concept all together.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I am going to be honest.  I am not sure if Michel gave me the audio code for this audiobook or if I bought it.  But whatever the case, here is my honest review.

Let’s just get to the point with narration…Kat Maxwell is amazing.  I love love love all the books that I have listened to her narrate.  She has a great ability to make each person sound different.  She can emphasize at just the right time in certain scenes to make sure you get that intended laugh or pick up on the sarcasm.  Seriously her narration definitely brings more to the table and authors should be looking her up for books.  I never doubt an audiobook when I see she is narrating it.

Oh Mandy, Mandy, Mandy….or Miss Man as the kids call her.  She is a broken mess of hurt, sadness, rejection, and loss of emotion.  I mean everyone knows someone like her or everyone had been where she is.  She uses her body and sex to make her FEEL but in the end is left feeling worse.  When secrets about her parentage come tumbling out of the closet, she is stunned at how this little bit of news will change the “Growing Strong Mafia”.  She soon learns that not everything is what it seemed.

Ashton sees what an amazing, loyal, fierce, and sexy as hell person Amanda is but can’t understand why she devalues herself all the time.  He is falling for the hard as nails teacher and wants to make sure she understands he is there for the long haul IF she can open her heart to him.  He makes her soon see that relationships aren’t all THAT bad IF you find the ONE person to complete your soul.

Don’t worry friends Mandy does not make it easy for Ashton but he challenges her at every turn while being there to comfort her as her life slowly starts to crumble around her.  More and more secrets start to spill, and Mandy starts to wonder why life can be so craptatic.  Mandy also needs to realize that Ash IS WORTH IT and WILL NOT disappoint her in the end.

Don’t worry friends, I yelled at Mandy a time or two to stop being a rock-hard stubborn idiot.  I also yelled at Ashton to slow his roll because Mandy is a timid horse who will buck you at every turn.  However, their story was hilarious and funny to read.  Her hating him more than air was the best thing ever especially knowing that no one believed her line of bull!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#BookBlitz – Paper Hearts by Brittany Taylor

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Blurb:
Asher Owens.
Gorgeous. Arrogant. Liar.
It’s been ten years since Asher left me with nothing but the remains of our shattered dreams.
The last place I expected to see him was at a small bar in a city of over eight million.
With my heart set on expanding my business, I needed one of New York City’s best real estate executives. Little did I know it would be the same man who had torn my heart like a piece of paper before setting it on fire.
Once my gaze lands on his, I know Asher is no longer the boy I loved when I was eighteen. No, this Asher treated me like a stranger. All for the sake of not wanting to sift through the ashes of our past.
Yet Asher’s arrogance rivaled any sort of rejection, even mine. Using his own selfish ambition, he needed me to claw his way to the top.
Despite his true motives, I had foolishly let him back in.
I’d fallen in love with Asher Owens once before and this time I would try my best not to make the same mistake twice.

#WOTR21 #Tattoo #EnemiesToLovers – Ink All Night: Book 2 of the Permanent Hangover Series by Michel Prince

Ink All Night (Permanent Hangover Book 2)

Warning: Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book two of Permanent Hangover: Cain Washington would gladly pay a million dollars to have a shrew as nice as the one Shakespeare had to deal with. Because frankly, the one living next to him makes the Bard’s seem like a Sunday school teacher. As the chief fixer at the Permanent Hangover Tattoo Parlor and Bar, he’s cursed with the ability to see the beauty in everyone. Though his harpy of a neighbor tests and teases that ability on a daily basis, Cain’s never been one to let a challenge stop him. Especially with the flashes of the beautiful soul he can see beneath the surface that is keeping him mesmerized.

Bianca Jessel came to Minnesota for advancement and, more importantly, to escape the fact of who she is. Born ‘blessed’ with light skin, she found in the land of ten thousand lakes that she’s seen as everything, but a woman of color. Determined to keep it that way and assure a future blessing for her own children, she chooses her men based on a list of criteria. Sadly, the one person she wants the most has one glaring disqualifier. Too bad he lives next door.

After years of conditioning, and with the lies rapidly catching up to her, can Bianca push past the voice of her grandmother admonishing every aspect of who she is? Can Cain show that her beauty is not only inside her, but in the skin she tries to deny? Or will the decades of self-hate bring a halt to an everlasting love before it has a chance to start? And could the lies turn into a dangerous situation instead of one girl’s misguided musings of one’s worth?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook and audio book.

Lemme start by saying I loved the narrator and the narration of the story.  Logan did a great job varying up the different characters and their voices for me during the audio listening.

Ok so this book…..so complex….I had to sit on it for a few days to think about what I was going to share with you and why its taken me so long.  One word – Bianca!!  Man I just did not like her.  But you see my 5 star rating and are like uhm Angie Explain yourself here.  LOL  Give me a second and I will.

Bianca.  She is a mess.  I mean a MESSSSSS!!  The hate she has for herself makes her as cuddly as a porcupine.  She has an end game and that is it…marry a rich white guy (with a cough I imagine) so she can be set for life.  The issue is, she is also hiding more and more of herself with each failed relationship because …well…because she a black.  Now I know you’re all like ..uhm Angie ..calm down and let me explain.  Bianca’s grandmother did a number on her.  She told her she was a blessing because her light skin made her undeterminable.  She could be passed off as Italian, Jewish, etc but no one would think she was black.    This is where my view of her changed.  I felt bad for her.  I mean she was never able to embrace what made her an awesome person because people could find out she was black.   I can’t imagine being raised and being told to look down on people with the same skin coloring as your own and as your parents.

Cain…omg did I love him in book 1 annnd my love for the tattoo parlor player didn’t stop but wait…is he not the player he pretends to be?  What is he a soft and gushy sweetheart after all???  Cain is not at all threatened by Bianca and her nonsense.  In fact, he picks up on her and all that she does to push him away.  After a night when Bianca needed help, Cain was right there to rescue her like he does with so many women he meets.  Cain is there to break down Bianca’s walls and even help her see what a beautiful soul she is when she stops putting up the wall and facade.

Cain and Bianca start to explore where the relationship could go but Cain is all the while afraid she will hurt him and Bianca is afraid people will see her different for living as an openly black women.  The twists and turns in the story were great.  Catching up with the Permanent Hanger over crew was amazing.  I don’t know if I want Puck or Sarah’s book next.  Both are going to be such a great read but I kinda hope its Puck and his naps…lol

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#Review – CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #1) by H.R. Savage

CAPTURED (Ruins of Playa Azul #1)

I was raised in a world full of more death than life, surrounded by the blood-curdling violence and nauseating stench of zombies.

And twenty years after the Outbreak, it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

After a devastating loss rocks my little group of survivors, I’m forced to venture out of my comfort zone in an attempt to find help—straight into the impenetrable walls of El Castillo.

But The Knights don’t take kindly to my mission, and when their leader, Gunner, captures me, everything spirals out of control. My captor suddenly becomes my ally as we’re thrust into a war of Gunner’s own making.

A war that threatens not only his people, but my own.

NOTE: True to an apocalyptic world, CAPTURED has dark scenes that may trigger some readers. However, it is not a Stockholm Syndrome Romance.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

If you are an apocalyptic fan, then this is a must read! This is a “zombie” book but it is much more than that. What I really enjoyed is that the story is 20 years after the outbreak and it is so much more about the overall survival than fighting the zombies at outbreak. The zombies are a threat but humans are much more cruel. Humans are calculating and cunning where the zombies react purely on instinct. Survival is all the nuances of what you will do to actually live. Thea is the MC and she is the one person you definitely want to have on your side. She is fierce and will do the craziest things to be sure you are safe and healthy. She struggles greatly with trying to keep her group safe. As if the apocalypse isn’t tragic enough on its own, she experiences great loss. While coping with this madness, she may have met her match when she is captured by Gunner while breaking into his compound. People do crazy things to keep their family safe and Gunner is no exception. When he decides to help Thea, they run into many more problems from another group that is the lowest of low of humanity. 

“Because in a world where fleeing is survival, you don’t run away. You run headfirst into danger if it means saving someone’s life. And you learned that from him. Why?”…”Because, Gunner, someone has to.”

“Just days ago I wanted to destroy you,” …. “Yet here I am now, determined to make sure you don’t destroy yourself.”

This book has all the feels that will twist you up over and over again. H.R. Savage is a new author for me and now I am completely hooked. I can’t wait for more, I need to know what happens next!

H.R. Savage

Author H.R. Savage (Heather) started reading romance at an age that made her father cringe as she tried to hide the cover behind her hands. She technically finished writing her first book in Junior High, where it mysteriously disappeared in a reformatting incident. Due to the encouragement of her English teachers at her small town school in La Verne, California, she never lost her love for the art. Now a woman who swears by the power of coffee, Chinese food, and wine (not necessarily in that order), she decided it was time to create stories from the characters in her head.

When Heather isn’t writing, outlining, or pinning pictures of hot ‘character inspirations’ on Pinterest™, she is spending time with her three beautiful children and handsome husband.

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #Hilarious #EnemiesToLovers #Family – Love and Lingerie (Rockland Falls #2) by Lacey Black

Love and Lingerie (Rockland Falls, #2)


Everything is coming together for Harper Grayson. She has a family she adores, a quaint little house that’s all hers, and a puppy to keep her warm at night. Plus, her lingerie shop, Kiss Me Goodnight, is successful. With her eyes now set on an expansion the moment the empty building next door finally becomes available, things are finally aligning perfectly for Harper. Until Latham Douglas walks through her door…

Latham Douglas has been back from a long stint in the Army for mere days when he has his first run-in with a blast from his past. It’s a pleasant surprise to find Harper Grayson selling sexy lingerie just down the block from his family’s hardware store, but he won’t let the stunning woman he remembers from school derail his plans. His business needs the empty building next door, and he’s willing to do just about anything to secure it.

Harper and Latham have the same dream. What happens when they realize they can’t both have what they want? Who will give, especially after business turns to pleasure? Can they keep their hearts out of it, or will the winner actually be the biggest loser of all?

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I purchased the ebook and audio.  I listened and read.

When I finished reading book 1, I jumped right into book 2.  But life has stopped me from finishing it right away.  LAWD, Can I saw first up…the audio voices are A-MAZ-BALLS.  I love love love them. So if audio is your jam, shut up and buy it.  However Harper and Latham….seriously enemies to lovers….BEST READ!!!  These two are so stubborn and so in love *sigh*

Alright so we met Harper in book 1 and love her sassy spirit. We know she is a bit heartbroken over her ex but she is still looking for her special someone.  She is a single lady and ready to mingle.  Her best friend Free is an amazing bestie who will definitely help her bury any bodies as a good bestie should.  Her ugly puppy Snuggles AKA Killer is the best companion and perfect at helping to steal Latham’s heart.

Latham returns home from the military and is taking over the family business next door to Harper.  When his dad sends him over to help her, he starts planning on making her his along with planning to make her miserable but only in the best way.

We have seen a glimpse into something that happened when they were in high school but until late in the book we aren’t really sure what happened….and it’s a doozie friends!!

Those two have sizzling chemistry and SWEET BABY JESUS the pranks they pull on each other….STAHHHP!!!  The best!!  We see them both opening up buuuuut they are both also keeping secrets.  They both know the other is bidding on the same piece of property to expand their businesses.

When the hearts start to get tangled and the L word is about to be spoken, the bidding war winner is revealed.  Hearts are broken and misunderstandings happen.  However, I LOVE what happens and hoe the end of the book is resolved.  I would be lying when I saw I can’t wait to read them more in the other books of the series.

Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little “spice” or hot guys in uniform pants, and I’m a happy woman. There’s just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

#NewRelease #ReleaseDay #EnemiesToLovers #NewAdult – See No Evil, The Society Book #1 by Ivy Fox

See No Evil

They thought they could get away with it, but they are sorely mistaken.
They have been judged. They have been sentenced. All that remains is their execution.
No one goes unpunished. We’ll make sure of it.
We are The Society and all who dare cross us will find their miserable end by our hand.
Don’t be fooled. This is not their story.
It’s ours.
Finn
As long as I can remember, I’ve played by the rules.
On and off the football field, I’ve done everything that has been expected of me.
Until that fatal night.
Now my life and the lives of my best friends hang in the balance, hung there by a sadistic sinister shadow forcing us to do their will.
And it’s just my damn luck that I’m the first to be put on their butcher’s block.
I must prove my worth by eradicating a certain pebble in their shoe.
The order is simple.
To save ourselves, I must ruin another—a life for a life.
Meaning Stone Bennett’s life is about to be forfeited in exchange for my own.
The poor girl never stood a chance.
Stone
He’s all American perfection.
I’m the poster child for this country’s rejects.
He’s old Asheville money and privilege.
I’m the Southie eyesore people stay clear from.
He’s caviar dreams and champagne wishes.
I’m the trailer trash his momma probably warned him about.
I doubt it can get any further away from the elitist’s social spectrum than the two of us.
So why the hell is Finn Walker, Richfield’s football god, suddenly all in my face wanting my attention?
Nothing good can come from this.
I can feel it.

*The Society is an Enemies to Lovers, New Adult College Romance.
*Each book can be read as standalones. However all four books in this series have an entwined subplot, that will only be resolved in the final book.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language and situations.


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

WOWZER! This was my first book from this author and I hope it wont be the last.

I will admit the cover caught my eye and then the blurb made me say HRMMMM…..

This is the first book in The Society series.  There will be four books to cover each of the guys : Finn, Lincoln, Colt and Easton.

We don’t know what the guys have done but they are now in trouble with The Society and have to do what is told of them.  This is the main focus of the books…what is The Society and what do they ultimately want/Why do they want this to happen.  SO this book, if you are captured now, you will need to finish all 4 to find out what is up.

Finn…dude I loved him….LOL  I mean he is hella hot and hella sweet. Perfect guy right?  Yes please!! I will take one of those.  He sees Stone who is hella confident and hella sexy.  They are the ying to others yang in a sense.

Essentially Finn’s job is to break Stone’s heart.  That is his task..,unfortunately once he sees her he knows this will not happen.  Stone totally owns herself.  She is confident in her skin and gives zero Effs what people think…get it girl!!

I was totally engaged with this book and it made me super excited for the rest of the books and to find out WTF about The Society!!


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Ivy lives a blessed life, surrounded by her two most important men – her husband and son. She also doesn’t mind living with the fictional characters in her head that can’t seem to shut up. Books and romance are her passion. A strong believer in happy endings and that love will always prevail in the end. Both in life and in fiction.

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