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#WOTR20 – #Review – Identity by Brandy Slaven

Identity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling, #3)

the tough choices are what makes life

Years ago, I was the scape goat for a very powerful man and his six sons. I managed to escape and build a quiet life for myself. When the opportunity arose to help others in similar situations, I took it. Now, I’m known in the streets for my talented hand in forgery among other things. Almost anybody a person wishes to become, I can make it happen, well, with the help of my two best friends.

Arsuilla. Survivor. Savior. I answer to them all. Oh, and voice stealer. I swear, throat punch a guy one time and it’ll stick with you for a lifetime.

Life is looking up until the six sons find me. At first I fear they’ve been sent by their father to drag me kicking and screaming back to him. But I soon come to realize, I’ve got more to fear from Anderson, Alejandro, Abraham, Atlas, Alek, and Aric. Like losing my heart to the six brothers.

This is a Villainously Romantic WhyChoose Retelling with some chuckles, several fearless stunts, and enough determination to rival the sea.

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Great retelling of one of my fave villains, Ursula! Right from the beginning I was hooked. Arsuilla, AKA Su, is our BA female of the story. She escaped a life that was hurting her and has stayed hidden for quite a while. She has found real “friends” and has found a purpose helping people escape toxic pasts just like hers. 

“Unfortunately, going back is more than just handing myself over to them again. It’s sacrificing my freedom to Trenton. I will not be the victim nor the villain of my story any longer. I choose my fate.”

Things are going great and then all of a sudden the 6 brothers (all are related by adoption only) found her. She attempts to run and at first and about makes it. This is where things get a little wishy washy for me. Su is this BA female character but basically gives up and goes with the brothers to face her father, Trenton, with whom she ran away from in the first place. 

“No matter the hands they’re dealt, the cards don’t always have to be played the same way.”

Ok, I am invested in this story at this point and continue because I just have to figure out what is going on and why Su even ran in the first place. Like I said, I was hooked! 

This is a reverse harem and you know from the story that she loves the brothers but after she throws a crazy temper tantrum for three days she ends up in bed with them. When it came to the brothers it was a little confusing following them as all their names started with an A. Their relationships felt a little rushed for me since there weren’t any answers or explanation on why they brought her back in the first place. With that being said, the story is a great story, and the ending answers our questions and ties it up very nicely. I hate to say this but I wish there was a bit more plot and a little less sexy time so the characters could develop a little more. Like I said, I really liked the spin on Ursula and am looking forward to reading others in this group! 

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

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#WOTR2020 – #Review – Storybook Academy: The Keeper by Kylie Marcus

Storybook Academy: The Keeper

One Chance. Five Stubborn Prince Charmings. How’s a Girl Supposed to Save the World?

After my grandfather died, he left me one thing: a magical book. Now I’m enrolling at an Academy for fairy tale characters and it’s up to me to put their stories back together.

There are just a couple problems:

1. Last time I read a bedtime story, I was six.
2. It’s not like people are walking around introducing themselves as Prince Charming.
3. And speaking of princes – the princes I do meet aren’t interested in their princesses – but they’re only interested in kissing me!

My grandfather’s letter said the fate of both this world and my own rests on my rewriting the fairy tales. That’s a lot for a seventeen-year-old to deal with let alone throwing in some villains who only want to see me fail.

Happily ever after as we know it, will never be the same.

Disclaimer: This is a Why Choose?/Reverse Harem story where the heroine falls for many heroes and does not pick just one.


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This is a fun YA, twisted fairytale, reverse harem story. The world as we know it is slowly forgetting about fairytales and we find out that they are fading away. Serina is in a world where using her imagination is forbidden. Her grandfather passes away and leaves her a storybook. Not just a storybook but THE storybook. She finds out that after his passing she has been deemed the next keeper of the Storybook Realm. When she is whisked away to the Storybook Realm she finds herself at the academy. Since all the stories are fading away she has to rewrite them. But in the Storybook Realm she has to rewrite them by getting the fairytales to play out. Unfortunately she has all the princes falling for her. She ends up in the middle of a story and has to find a way to rewrite the character she replaced into another story. Serina is just a teenage girl and has been given a huge job of keeping the fairytales alive and well. Part of the problem is she is loving being at the Academy instead of at home. At the Academy she is treated like she mattered and would be missed if she ever disappeared. She’s having an issue with “not mixing business with pleasure”, haha! Reader beware, this ends with a cliffhanger but by the end of the book I was more aware of the bad guys but trying to figure out who we can trust. I look forward to continuing this series and seeing if the Storybook Realm can be saved.

Kylie Marcus

Kylie Marcus still believes in magic and fantasy. She has always cultivated the magic inside of her, using her words to bring it to life on the pages of her stories for readers. After meeting the love of her life while ghost hunting in England, she believes in happily ever afters and hopes to convince readers of them too.

Now happily married, they live in Canada with their little man and two weenie dogs. Her fairy tale has only just started and she can’t wait to see how it ends.

To find out more about Kylie and her books, go to http://bit.ly/kmfindoutmore

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Review #RH #AnitHero #KU – Vanity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 5) by Mary Martel

Vanity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 5)

The beautiful does well to hide the beast.
Nova Crimson was absolutely beautiful, and she knew it. Not only was she beautiful but she was smart, filthy rich, had a fabulous wardrobe, a great house, on paper she seemed to have it all going for her.
Well, what’s the problem with all of this, you want to know?
The interior didn’t match the exterior, or so the saying goes. Nova Crimson was a cold, ruthless bitch who got what she wanted when she wanted it and wasn’t afraid of the casualties who might get trampled in her wake.
There’d only ever been one person in her life who she’d allowed to see past the beautifully cold mask she hid behind, and that had been a boy named Olliver who’d been everything Nova had not. They’d become friends, of a sort, after Nova stood up to protect him.
Unfortunately, the very next day, Olliver and his useless drunk of a father disappeared without a trace. And Nova had been forced to go about her life as if a piece of her hadn’t gone missing right along with Olliver. The very best piece of her, the piece that held any time of compassion or love she might have ever had.
Now, all grown up and on her own in the world, Nova still can’t let the ghost of that boy go. The hunter in her wants to track him down and find him herself. But hunting men had only ever ended in one way with Nova and that was with their death. Something she made a great deal of money off of and was very, very good at.
One thing Nova had learned in life was that if you couldn’t do it yourself you needed the best of the best to get the job done for you.
That’s when River, Vega, and Talin walked into her life. That’s also when things took a drastic turn in Nova Crimson’s life because in order to embrace love one had to take off the beautiful mask that hid the beast and embrace the ugly on the inside.

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Oh snap friends.  This book is GOOOOOD!!  Nova is a typical female that Mary writes about.  She is feisty, fearless, and full of sass.  She is not waiting for a Prince Charming.  She pays him to “Help her out” *wink wink*.  Nova hires 3 sexy men to find her childhood friend who disappeared without a sound.

River, Talin, and Vega have no clue but when they are near Nova they loose their cool and just want to be with her.  There is something about her strength these men appreciate and approve of.  When they find her friend, we learn a lot about her and Olliver’s lives.

This book is a quick read but it’s sexy as hell.  There is so much angst plus impossible amounts of twists and turns.  I am going to say if you love her Dollhouse books, Nova and Duchess would be best friends!!!

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #AntiHero #RH #Review #KU – Identity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 3) by Brandy Slaven

  Identity (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 3)

the tough choices are what makes life

Years ago, I was the scape goat for a very powerful man and his six sons. I managed to escape and build a quiet life for myself. When the opportunity arose to help others in similar situations, I took it. Now, I’m known in the streets for my talented hand in forgery among other things. Almost anybody a person wishes to become, I can make it happen, well, with the help of my two best friends.

Arsuilla. Survivor. Savior. I answer to them all. Oh, and voice stealer. I swear, throat punch a guy one time and it’ll stick with you for a lifetime.

Life is looking up until the six sons find me. At first I fear they’ve been sent by their father to drag me kicking and screaming back to him. But I soon come to realize, I’ve got more to fear from Anderson, Alejandro, Abraham, Atlas, Alek, and Aric. Like losing my heart to the six brothers.

This is a Villainously Romantic WhyChoose Retelling with some chuckles, several fearless stunts, and enough determination to rival the sea. 

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*Clapping*  The Little Mermaid was my girls favorite Disney movie so I was super excited to read this book.  I mean everyone hates Arsuilla AKA Su.  She has left everyone she loves and everything she knows to keep the ones she loves safe.  She is now helping others who left with nothing on their backs.  She says she wished she had someone helping her when she escaped so she is returning the favor with her talents. When the guys some back Arsuilla freaks but soon starts to remember and fall for the brothers.

The scenes with the br0thers are Bow Chicka Wow Wow reads for sure.  ANNNND Of course since it’s a RH series you can’t pick just one and thank God you don’t have too.

This is a great addition to the series of anti-hero books!!

 

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

#NewRelease #RH #AntiHero- Cruelty (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 2) by K.B. Everly

Cruelty (A Villainously Romantic Retelling Book 2)

The devil is in the details.

At least, that’s what I, alternative clothing store owner and animal activist, Ella Devlin, have always believed.

What should’ve been a simple B&E into the corrupt kill shelter to release all the animals, turns out to be not as simple as I imagined. Everything becomes a bit spotty.

Not only do I now have a pregnant Dalmatian refusing to leave my side, but I’m also facing the wrath of the shelters owners, Nita and Robert Darling, who will stop at nothing to retrieve every last animal released.

I can’t let that happen.

I may have grown up with the label of the heartless bitch, since I’ve never had the best of attitudes and tended to avoid people like the plague. But no one has ever gotten to see the real me hiding beneath.

With the help of my hot—yet womanizing—partner in crime, Theo, and my sinfully, sexy exs, Luca and Rollins, who run the animal sanctuary that’s aiding me, maybe I can succeed in stopping them. And in the process, show the world that just because the word Cruel is on my clothes, doesn’t mean it’s on my heart.

*This is a Villainously Romantic WhyChoose Retelling with tons of laughs, lots of lust, and quite a few spots*


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I loved this book.  Look I am a dog loving chick so I have never EVER like Cruella but this book made me rethink my hate!  LOL  I mean who thinks its ok to wear dog fur as a coat??  Uhm EWWWWW

Ella and her crew are a great sexy read for anyone to set down with on a cold night *wink*.  I love how by the end of the story it made me look at her in a different way.  The novella was too short because I could have enjoyed a few more chapters. I love the way KB changed my opinion of Ella and her story.

K.B. Everly is a USA Today Bestselling author from Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and two cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She can be found (or not found) hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks. Usually it’s in the closet. What free time she has is used fighting with Malegficent, her prosthetic leg, or stuffing her face with copious amounts of coffee and candy as she types away on her next book.

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – Then Comes Marriage: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker #4) by Jade C. Jamison

Then Comes Marriage: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 4)

I’m so close to the finish line…but will my future be everything I hoped for?

We’re down to the last two men vying for my hand, and what had seemed to be every woman’s dream has become a wretched nightmare. These men who’d seemed perfect for me, compatible in every way, are deeply flawed, and now I’m questioning if I even want to spend a lifetime with them.

But now it’s too late. I’m locked in, and so I now have to hope for the lesser of two evils and pray that I can turn it into a match made in heaven…

***Dying to find out who Claire ends up with? Find out in the explosive finale!***

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Holy wild ride for us and Claire!!! SO this book ends and we are not sure who is staying in the final 2 guys or who is out…..I am kinda stunned actually by the 2 who remain and the one who was voted out because I SURE would have dumped one over the other.

Claire has a LOT happening in this book.  She goes on mini dates, a trip away date and 2 final dates while all wondering “WHAT IS GOING ON???” and “WHO WILL AMERICA PICK?”  I mean even I was stunned at who America was picking….

We learn a lot about our final two suiters…one thing for sure…neither can keep their pants up for long when Claire is around *Snickers* Ya’ll this is national TV!!!!??? Your mother is watching!!!

When the book is ending, Claire gets some “NEWS” and well, yeah, her opinion about things is soon twisted and leaves her feeling not so happy with the show.

I loved how we get to see the rational for the people who were cut when they were cut.  It made me and Claire understand the why for most everything.  Most of all, I loved the final scene!!!  I loved who she ended up with even if he wasn’t my 1st or 2nd pick!!  He was truly the BEST pick for Claire.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging instead of Dirty Dancing, she—like Baby—won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance—and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point? (

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – First Comes Love: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker #3) by Jade C. Jamison

First Comes Loves: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 3)

Can one woman possibly fall in love with more than one man at a time?

My name is Claire Seaburg and I’m an aspiring actress. You haven’t heard of me yet? Just wait. You will soon. You see, I’m in the third week of the new reality television show Matchmaker. It’s getting tough, because we’re down to three men—and I’m afraid I’m falling in love with them all. Will the man I end up with truly be the right one for me?

Or will I wind up in hell with the wrong guy?

Watch me as we get one week closer—and I do a few naughty things I just might regret…

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ANNND Another one bites the dust.  Was I sad to see my favorite guy go?  YUP but doesn’t that always happen in those damn reality TV shows.

So we are now down to 3 dudes and TBH they gotta work for Angie to be all #TeamNewDude…LOL

SO Claire is a bit sad to see my boy go and the other 3 guys start to put the moves on for her attention.  ALL of the guys sneak some alone time with Claire in their own ways and can I just say…one of the ways is super hawt!!!

The host, Cat, I have my eyes on and I am curious what the guys say during their confessionals that Claire isn’t allowed to see that makes the TV audience vote the way they do.

Cat gives the guys a test and we see right away who is really listening to Claire and who is just trying to get her attention with muscles and flirting.

As always we are left wondering who is going to be cut in the final round and who will be the final 2 guys.  Since the last book will have the winner, I am super excited.

My thoughts on the final guys….

1 He is in it for the money the guys win

  1. He is in it to “Win” the competition. Claire is just a prize at the end.
  2. I am not sure but MAYBE he is my new #Team but he has some issues to work on

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging instead of Dirty Dancing, she—like Baby—won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance—and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

 

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – Steamy Kisses: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker #2) by Jade C. Jamison

 

Steamy Kisses: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 2)

One man down. Four to go.

Claire might have thought that having one less man to deal with in the reality show Matchmaker would have made her life easier, but she was wrong. As they all get to know each other better, Claire discovers that being compatible with each man doesn’t make him an ideal mate. And, as they make their way through another week of dates, Claire finds that one of them doesn’t even want to be there…

One-click today to continue the steamy story!

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Man Oh Man.  #TeamGray alllll day long ladies!!  I claimed him in book #1 and I am still all day long loving him.  After reading this book if you are not on #TeamGray them I don’t think we can be friends…I mean…I totally dreamy sighed at him in a scene in the story…..yup dreamy signed.

Gosh so I don’t know how to do this review without giving away the spoiler of the guy who got cut …so I am gonna be a little vague on some of the specifics.

Spencer is still a raging dick and I hate him. I kinda wonder if Cat the producer is banging him anyway…..gross.

Gabe who I thought might be a cool dude kinda shows some not so good qualities about himself……????  Master Manipulator kinda like Spencer??

Thomas…still a raging douche canoe and I can’t stand him….Yeah when you get more info about him…gross and no thanks…..

Darius….Well Mr. Tall Drink of Water…..I really am wondering why he holds his cards to close to his chest and yet I really like him.  But I got the spider tingles at times and wonder what is really going on there???

*Que the birds chirping* Gray……Yup he is my pick,  If Jade tricks me and makes him some major under the covers asshat, I will be sending her major text messages and threaten to no longer be her friend!! LOL

Claire loses a guy in this book, guys have a challenge, and she goes on dates with the guys again.  When the books ends we are finding out who will stay and who might be leaving in the reality show………..

Seriously I loved this next book and m dying to see who stays and who goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

 

#WOTR20 #RH #KU – Looking for Love: A Reverse Harem Romance, Matchmaker Series Book #1 by Jade C. Jamison

Looking for Love: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 1) by [Jamison, Jade C.]

One woman. Four weeks. Five men.
Just one chance.

After years of putting love on the back burner and struggling to break into Hollywood as an actress, Claire jumps on an opportunity to do both—by accepting the chance to be the pursued woman in a reality television show called Matchmaker.

Choosing among five men hand-picked specifically for her should be easy, but by the time she discovers that not all of the men are ideal, it’s too late. And when Claire attempts to salvage the situation, she’s met with the harsh reality that she doesn’t have a choice after all…

One-click to start this steamy romance today!

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WHUT!!  Jade is writing a RH.  When did this happen and how did I NOT KNOW? Those were my first questions when she asked me to read this book for her.  I LOVE RH.  I know they aren’t for everyone but hey that’s cool.  I am a HUGE fan and was totally stoked to jump right in.

So raise your hand if you like The Bachelor or the Bachelorette? Well them this my friends will be something you will also love to read.  Claire is an actress who agreed to be on this kinda dating show.  She will be living with 5 men for 4 weeks and at the end, hopefully she will have a hubby, dream house and career in Hollywood.

We get to meet all the guys right away when they have dinner in the house.  Lemme say, I have my favorite already and ones I can’t stand already…..#TeamGrayson alllllll day long!!  #TeamCutSpencer allllll day long.  We are jumping right into challenges to win time with our single lady Claire.  When the winner is crowned she still gets alone time with the other guys but in a much shorter time span.  We see all the guys and love each one for a different reason…ok I didn’t love them all but yeah that is just me.

Right when we THINK we know what is going to happen we are given news that the “winning” guys gets cash?  HRMMMMM???  But the biggest WTF moment was when we learn Claire doesn’t get to “give a rose” to the dudes she wants to keep…no my friends the studio audience picks! GASP!  So crazy!!  But I will add I have serious concerns about our TV Host Cat.  I see Shady town written alllllll over her face!!!

I can’t wait for the next installment of the series!!  I have my fingers crossed that the studio audience hears my cried of #CutTheDB about Spencer.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

#WOTR20 #Review #NewRelease #RH #PartOfASeries #Novella – Logan (White Trash Trilogy) by Brandy Slaven

Logan (White Trash Trilogy)

Logan Rowe has had his fair share of waiting. Between age differences and growing up, he’s been as patient as love is supposed to be. After years of chasing Ryleigh, the time has come. She better buckle up for the ride, because he’s not stopping now until he finally claims her. Heart and Soul.
This is the first contemporary novella spin off from the RH White Trash Trilogy, which does not have to be read first, though the character cameos will make better sense if it is.


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SHUT UP!!   GAH THIS BOOK!!

I have loved reading the side story of Ry and Logan since the very first novel.  Those two are something fun and crazy.  They needed to finally stop pushing and pulling and just communicate.  Logan is ever the ladies man, or is he?  Seems he has been pretty twisted up over his sister-in-law’s bestie for a long while now.  Ry has been head over heels in love with her brothers friend since childhood but the cocky and arrogant guy just cant figure out how to win her heart.  Ry isnt a huge fan of cocky and arrogant!!  LOL

This novella was the perfect HEA to their story.  I gotta tell ya I loved it . Logan is a lot deeper than I think I gave him credit for and Ry is a lot more determined to have her own perfect love.  I sooo loved seeing Kendall and “The Quad” for a few scenes but the focus on the Rowe boys was perfect.  I am sssssuper excited for the other Rowe brother books as well.

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.