#Review #NewRelease – Tragic King (The Dominant Bastard Duology #2) by Sparrow Beckett

Tragic King (The Dominant Bastard Duology Book 2)

Severin is a dominant jerk with a bad attitude. Minnow, the woman hired to curb his temper, has seen beyond his bastard nature and has become obsessed with the way he masters her.

She thinks she knows all of his secrets.

She’s wrong.

For years someone else has sought Severin’s mastery – a man she never suspected. When the situation implodes, she’s no longer sure where she stands.

New trouble reopens old wounds. Their unstable three-way relationship threatens to collapse. Will Severin’s submissives be able to save him from self-destruction, or will they need to abandon the man they love?

Warning: BDSM, dark themes. Character’s memories of prior abuse may trigger some readers.



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

So I am not going to lie and will totally admit that Sadists scare the ever loving crap outta me. I am sorry but this is a no pain kinda girl. Like I cry with a hang nail so yeah uhm no…..But this duets blurb and the covers made me beg and plead to read the first book. I finished reading it and was totally in love with a sadist. I have no clue how that even happened. When the ladies offered me book 2, I told my family I don’t care if they starve because I had a date with Sev, Ro and Min. I had to know what happened to my broken man and his 2 loves.

If you didn’t read book 1, then you can’t read any more. Nope sorry leave right the heck now. You gotta experience and fall in love with this broken, dominant alpha named Sev. You have to experience him and wanna throttle him like I did.

Book 2 starts literally right where book 1 ends…Sev, Min and Ro answering the door to find Sev’s long lost and very effed up little brother looking him in the eye. Seems the family got much worse after Sev’s forced departure from what we learn from Loic. Dude, I just wanted to cuddle the creepy guy with everything he lays out for Sev. But yeah then I remember he is creepy and kinda back away because..well…SEV and Ro.

Sev is a mess. He feels guilt for so many things…like why didn’t he go and help his family but he can’t really deal with any of that…because he has to deal with his love, Min but also with his other love Ro. Yeah like come on who wasn’t shocked and totally stoked for THESE scenes. I am with Min on that MM action #HAWT #More #DontStop

Our poly group have too learn a new dynamic…who is the boss of whom. Which sub is the top sub…fyi best banter with Ro and Min on that topic. But basically, they have too figure out a new Relationship. The 2 subs begin to doubt that they will be the one who can give Sev what he needs so we have too see the group struggle with that. But I loved that Sev KNEW. He is always afraid he isn’t a good Dom but he KNEW the instant his subs were lost or confused….dreamy sigh for dang sure! But him pushing his subs away made me get a bit angry at our hottie. Then him being a jackass at towards the end made me flip him off and I didn’t care if he was mad at me…he was being a DB to everyone!!

There is so much happening in this book…Sev doubting himself, the subs distracting their Dom, a creepy brother in the mix, family drama, love being expressed but the best part of the book for ME…the last chapter. To see Sev and all that he has been through and all the growth he has made….omg I want more. I am super greedy for this family.

Two writers in two countries transform into the super writing duo, Sparrow Beckett, each night after wrangling their housefuls of children and pets. They trade the cape and colorful tights for tattoos and cups of coffee then set out to create a world where readers fall in love with heroes and the women who willingly go to their knees for them. Their books are the products of two kinky minds who don’t take themselves too seriously.


#WOTR18 #ReleaseDay #Paranormal #TwinsieFavoriteAuthor – Invisible Warrior, The Protectors Book 11 by Teresa Gabelman

Invisible Warrior (The Protectors #11)

Steve, the self-proclaimed Invisible Warrior, has not had a typical life. Trained by the VC Warriors, he still has to prove his worth, but with humor and sheer will, he refuses to give up.

In one afternoon, his life changes, as do the lives of three others. Steve Richardson has a serious choice to make between two women and someone who holds his heart like no other.



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

Holy crap.  Steve grew up and totally manned up.  I mean I will admit I was excited but a little worried because we never see Steve as an alpha guy.  The joker? Totally! But the alpha?  So I was super excited to SEE the story that Teresa was writing for us diehard fans.  Man, Blown away.  Steve totally knocked my socks off.

So Steve in typical form is given grief by the other warriors when gunshots are going off AT THE COMPOUND!!  Now what fool would even think about shooting up the Warriors Compound?  A stupid one for sure!!  Steve is sent in the save a woman who was trapped in a car when he finds out she is in labor.  The two have an instant chemistry and Steve is super attached right away to helping this girl and her child.

Mira has some secrets and is hoping she can hide safely in the Warrior compound until the arrival of her baby.  When she meets Steve, she can feel the connection but can’t accept it because of her family drama.

The drama between the two is awesome.  The more Steve and Mira fall for each other the more you see Steve stand up in a Warrior Way.  I mean even the other Warriors were stunned stupid at this new Alpha Steve.

Their love story is written perfect.  Steve is Steve and he says stupid things but Mira loves him for it.  She gives him the love and care he has never had other than the respect and care he has found in the Warrior compound.

The side story of new trainees doesn’t go over very well and we actually have some internal fighting between Warrior brothers over the new recruits….yikes!!!

Favorite scene : any with Steve sticking his foot in his mouth with Slade….it happens a lot and you will love them.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

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#Anthology #Charity – Alpha’s of Danger

Jenna Jacob is our attending author

** 2016’s Alphas of Sin Anthology we’ve raised $5,000 to 4 Paws for Ability! We’ve been able to sponsor a puppy pen and not one but TWO puppies named Vixen & Frenzy. We will be following the journey of these two puppies to hopefully graduate and become service dogs to a family in need.  You can come join our journey on our Facebook page Once Upon An Alpha. We are now BACK with Alphas of Danger, available NOW for a LIMITED TIME with ten bestselling authors and we hope you join us on the journey for 2017’s Alphas of Danger with ten never-been-told stories by ten bestselling authors**






Happy-Ever-After has never been so intoxicating


When a man has beaten it, he becomes a hero.


When a woman tastes it, she is helpless to resist his pull.


It won’t come easily, especially between alpha men and their headstrong women. Threats lurk in the shadows, and the price for passion is often exacted with a bullet or a blade…but the sacrifice is worth it when devotion is the reward.

Ten bestselling authors, masters of spine-tingling romantic suspense, bring you brand-new stories that will yank you to the edge of your seat and have your heart pounding as you turn the pages.

Best of all, the proceeds will benefit 4 Paws for Ability, a worldwide agency that enriches the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs.

Stories Contributed to Alphas of Danger:











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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.



Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works.

Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary erotic romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research.



Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris’s total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was “My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn’t it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five.”

A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer’s favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris’s influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black.

Kris is also the co-host of Romance OUT Loud, an audio podcast that features some of the best voices in gay romance fiction like, Andrew Grey, Damon Suede, Kindle Alexander, Felice Stevens, L.A. Witt, Sarina Bowen, and more.

Kris is married to the love of his life – Stephen.



anissa-garciaAnissa Garcia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and English.  She held an array of jobs including Public Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble.  Wanting a change of pace, she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre for two years.  After working in Hollywood as an actress and casting assistant, she relocated to Austin, Texas and began writing freelance for Cosmopolitan and other publications.  Her first book, A Promise Kept, is available now.  A Promise Made will be available November 2016.  When not writing stories, watching movies, or drinking a latte, she loves to daydream about romantic fictional men.



Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic paranormal series, The Immortals of New Orleans, and the contemporary erotic suspense series, Club Altura. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

She lives in suburban Pennsylvania but has a not-so-secret desire to move to a beach in southern California where she can write while listening to the roar of the ocean.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and a MBA from Widener University.  In a previous life, she was employed as a speech therapist, a health care consultant, and a product manager for a software company.  In 2012, Kym published her first novel and today, is a full time indie romance author.



JennaJacobUSA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls and heal their scars to find their happily-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.

A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk husband live in Kansas. Jenna loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna’s zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love.

Meet the wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna’s new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.



Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace.




Isabella LaPearl is a USA Today bestselling author known for her collaboration with Shayla Black & Jenna Jacob for the Doms of Her Life Series. She enjoys writing sexy, erotic romance. A wife, mother, writer, reader and a love for riding motorcycles.

To say it’s been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement… what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors, who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing… Never give up.



Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.


#REVIEW – Trinity: MMF Bisexual Menage Romance by M. Never

Two seductive strangers.
One scandalous night.
A trinity of temptation.

It was only supposed to be a single encounter. A night stripped of sexual inhibitions.

We were never supposed to become romantically involved.

But they were alluring and irresistible.

They were also the enemy.

Their company wants to take the one thing that means anything to me.

Now, I’m navigating a dicey path. Loving two men who can destroy me in a multitude of ways. They can shatter my heart, wreck my dreams, but worst of all, demolish the only place I’ve ever called home.

Trinity is 30k word M/M/F standalone novella. And, like with all M. Never works, spare panties may be required.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

This is my first book by M. Never and definitely won’t be my last.

I enjoyed Jenn and her sass, her feistiness and her love for her role model. Jenn is a cook after getting taken in by an older restaurant owner. He taught her everything he knew and looked at her like a daughter.

Shane and Chase. Chase and Shane. Holy crapoli. Yup. Definitely book boyfriend material. You could see their love for Jenn even from the very beginning. Although it was meant to be a one night stand, after their moment together *swoon*, they wanted more.

Poor Jenn also has to deal with Ty Winters. A douche canoe who threatens to take everything from her.

The last couple of chapters had me choked up. For a shorter story, M. Never definitely knew how to pack it with emotion.

#REVIEW – Back Stage Pass: MMF Bisexual Ménage Romance (Best Friends to Lovers Book 5) by Kat Crimson

Seriously. I need an intervention. There has to be some kind of 12 step program for people like me.

Today, I had sex in public… at a rock concert… with one of my lovers, Max, while the other looked on from the stage. Foster is the lead singer and lead guitarist for The Infidels, a local indie band on the verge of breaking out. They’re really hot right now – the music and the band.

All five of them are alpha rockstar material. Including that smug bastard, Pace, who pushed me up against a tile bathroom wall, and kissed the brains from my skull, without so much as a by your leave. Prick.

As if a monogamous ménage romance weren’t enough to deal with, now I have a proposition – more like an ultimatum – from Pace, to consider. What in the hells did I ever do to deserve such a complicated sex life?

To add to the chaos, I have an all access ticket to the band’s dressing room, and the more time I spend in the company of Foster’s charismatic bandmates, whose sexcapades are practically legendary, the more my lady bits seem to be doing all of my thinking for me.

It’s so wrong, but I can’t help it. I have an addiction. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to hold out.

With all of this temptation around, it feels like I’m in the middle of my own bad boy rockstar reverse harem fantasy, and I’m not sure how I’ll ever survive my BACK STAGE PASS…

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

Holy moly. We are back with Maya and her escapades. She’s become an addict to say the least. Although these books are short, they are packed full of smut, hotness and more.

Foster and Max propose a rendezvous for Maya with the band. She doesn’t want to be used but the she can’t get the idea out of her head. And Pace. Hmm…he makes me very curious. I can’t wait to see what happens between Maya and him.

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#Review – Sweet Disaster (The Sweetest Thing #4) by Sierra Hill



My life is a complete and utter disaster.
One major screw up after another.
In other words – I’m trouble.

I attempted college, but made a mess of that scene, too. Chalk it up to yet another disappointment in my parents’ ever-growing list of Kady failures.
Deciding I needed an escape from reality, my best friend and I flew off to Europe, where we were going to have the time of our lives.

The only problem with that plan is that I ran out of money after two weeks, and now I’m stuck in Florence, Italy with no means of getting home.

See? Trouble finds me wherever I go.

All I ever wanted to do was play basketball.
It’s all I’m good at.

I bypassed college and went straight to the pros. I’ve been playing overseas in Italy for six months, gaining fame, fans and having fun.
There’s only one problem. I miss home. I’m not too big to admit I’m homesick for my family and friends.

But that all changed when I heard from Cade Griffin, a former college hoops star. He called and asked me to rescue his sister, Kadence, who’s stranded and alone here in Florence.

Seems easy enough, right?

Except for the fact that Kady Griffin is gorgeous, completely off-limits and a sweet disaster waiting to happen all over my life.

***SWEET DISASTER is a standalone novel and the fourth in The Sweetest Thing series. It can be read on its own or enjoyed with the other books in the series.



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

This is a wonderful addition to this series. It can be read as a stand-alone but if you have read the others you know a little about Kady. She’s Cades little sister and one thing is sure she doesn’t care for basketball or players especially after spending her entire life have to watch Cade play. Kady is a free spirit loves doing things her way and in her time however this tends to land her in trouble.

Kady finds herself on a different continent with little money, no ID and no passport. She does the only thing she can she calls her big brother to help her out. Although not happy about it Cade calls in a favor to a teammate who’s brother is in Italy to help her until she can get her passport and ID. Little does she know when she meets Gavin what is in store for her.

Gavin is a chiseled ball player with a great of gold and has a funny side. When he agrees to do a solid for his brother’s friend by taking in his sister he realizes quickly he has got his hands full. To Gavin Kady is OFF LIMITS no way can they hook up. It would cause too much drama between his brother and Kady’s brother. However, the feisty fearless and sexy bombshell living in his apartment may have other plans no matter what Gavin thinks.

The banter back and forth between these two was too funny. I was flipping the pages trying to figure out if they would hook up or would the disaster that follows Kady strike again. I so want more of this Basketball series.

A few of my favorites:

“Eyes up here, dude,” she snaps her fingers in my face, drawing me out of the sensual trance. “I know I’ve got a great rack, and my girls are rather eye catching if I do say myself, but now’s not the time. There’s work to be done.” I’ll admit, all I heard from her was rack and now’s not the time. Which translated in my sex addled brain means that there might be another time. As in not right now, but later maybe. Which give me some ideas.

I rub my thumb over my lips and feel the ghost of her warm mouth lingering. Damn, she even tastes like a peach. Who said apples are the only forbidden fruit?

Kady Griffin is a beautiful mess and has no idea the kind of destruction she leaves behind in her wake. Sweet disaster is written all over her.

There’s only one word to describe everything we’ve done and shared the last two days: foreplay. The easy banter we’ve exchanged the risqué encounters. And now the intense physical connection between us as our bodies move in time with one another. It’s built as unstoppable magnetic force, charging between us.

“Whoa there, cowboy. Don’t go throwing me off just yet. I’m not done with my ride.”

She’s perfectly uninhibited. Spunky and spirited. Kady carries an inner light that blazes so bright, it’ll either warm you from the glow or burn you form intensity of her heat.

Since writing and publishing her first book in 2014, Sierra Hill has found her creative passion in writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who constantly shout for their love stories to be told.

Sierra frequently indulges in unhealthy doses of reading, too much dark chocolate, and never enough coffee. She often finds herself traveling around the country to see her favorite musicians in concert and is an alternative music enthusiast.

Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.


#REVIEW – Careless (After Forever Book 1) Kindle Edition by Cleo Peitsche

(Box set now available!) CARELESS is an erotic romance novella of 16,000 words. Includes m/m and m/m/f with BDSM elements of dominance and submission.

After being forced out of his company, Nelson returns home a billionaire with a hole in his life. When he meets Kimberly and Samuel, he decides he’ll have them both.

But Kimberly and Samuel aren’t a couple, and Samuel’s the one holding things up. He hasn’t dated a woman in five years, and even though it’s plain he loves Kimberly, he agrees to Nelson’s threesome on the condition that it be only one night.

Kimberly would marry Samuel in an instant if he asked. He’s just not interested. But a single night to satisfy her curiosity is better than never knowing Samuel’s kiss.

There’s no way for Nelson, Samuel and Kimberly to all get what they want. One careless moment of weakness has the power to destroy them.

This tale contains explicit sexual content and graphic language that may be objectionable to some readers. Includes multiple partner interactions, sexual dominance and submission, male/male and m/m/f scenes. New adult. For adults only.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

This is the first hot little story in Cleo’s After Forever series. Nelson is a billionaire who is looking for a relationship with another couple. But little does he know that Kimberly and Samuel are not in fact a couple.

Having denying his feelings for Kimberly for so long, Samuel is ecstatic to finally have a night with her. And these three sure heat up those kindles!

After their delicious couple of hours together, Samuel leaves. It broke my heart watching him go but with what he went through in the past by an ex, it made sense. I look forward to reading the others to find out what happens next. And hopefully Samuel will smarten up and admit his feelings for his best friend.

#WOTR18 #review – DANCER (The Good Guys #2) by Jamie Schlosser

DANCER (The Good Guys #2)

Technically, I’m not a stripper. As a cage dancer, I don’t take all my clothes off and no one gets to touch me. I’m just the eye-candy.
And I can feel their eyes on me. I know they’re watching, but I don’t do this for them.
This is my time.
My life may not have turned out the way I thought it would, but I’m not complaining. From 9pm to 1am several days a week I get paid to feel sexy, to feel desired, to do what I love.
I always knew I wanted to be a dancer—I just didn’t realize I’d be doing it in a cage.

Erectile dysfunction—two words that can cause a collective cringe from men everywhere. The doctors can call it ‘performance anxiety’ all they want, but that’s just a fancy way of saying my dick doesn’t work.
Just when I start to think there’s no hope for me, I see her. She’s gorgeous, sexy, and goofy as f*ck. She also looks really familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.
When I find out who she really is, my world is turned upside-down and everything seems to fall into place.
She’s not gonna make it easy for me, but I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge. She’s convinced I won’t stick around.
I’ll prove her wrong.
I’ll show her I’m one of the good guys.



I purchased this book.

After reading Travis and Angel’s story I was so excited to start Colton’s.  I said SCREW my reading schedule and dived right in.  I gotta admit seeing him get a prescription of Viagra at the end of the last book had me in a fit of giggles so that was PART of why I wanted to read.

Colton has seen his fair share of ladies and dated all the worse ones.  After his latest breakup, he seems to find that he can’t “rise to the occasion”.  He is pretty upset as any 22-year-old man would be.  After celebrating his birthday with his best friends, he sees a woman who makes things “work” again.

Bree is dancing at the club after a long shift when she enjoys some dancing with a random stranger who isn’t so much a strange as she thought.  This stranger is her long lost best childhood friend who left her broken hearted when he moved away.

I loved the story of the two.  I loved how they were catching up but also falling head over heels in love.  Ava was a scene stealer for sure.  She knew what everyone needed at the right time.  She made my heart a gushy mess.

The couple have a few obstacles because of Bree’s insecurities with herself.  Colton will not let his love go and being the overly bossy man he is, he does everything he can to show his best friend and soul mate she is what he needs and wants.

I loved seeing the gushy side of Colton especially after his little jabs to Travis in the first book but knowing he too was coveting what his best friend had found in Angel.

Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-everafters.



#ReleaseDay #Review – Redemption Island, Island Duet Book 1 by LB Dunbar

Cover Design: Shanoff Formats

Release Date: September 15, 2017


The Island

Welcome to the island.
This is no fantasy.
You’ll face fears.
You’ll face travesty.
You’ll face yourself.

One deserted island.
Two heinous crimes.
Two convicted hearts.

When decent people do bad things,
there’s only one place for forgiveness:
Redemption Island.

The island knows what you’ve done.

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

I am at a loss for words…this book.  It is soooo very different from anything I have read by her.  Its dark, gritty and gets in your head as to the how’s and why’s of people.   It kinda freaked me out because I wondered if this was all real or some kinda crazy head game.

Tack and Juliette are both sentenced to the island to repent for their crimes.  They both are guilty of crimes that are inter connected but neither knows the other will be there.  They both are sentenced to one year in what they presume is solidary confinement.  When they stumble on the other, it’s a  hot mess because we, the reader, don’t really know the story.  As the book unfolds and our characters let us in…holy shit is all I could say.

Tack has always been the golden boy who gets caught being not so good.  Juliette is the little mouse in the middle of the games Tack is playing with his friends but her retaliation is what gets her in trouble.  This book is crazy good.  I couldn’t put it down because I was seriously like “Wait how can you consider this guy after he did this stuff.” And then I was like “wait after you did this stuff you are going to pick her wild flowers and offer her steak!”  GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book gets in your head because the dark content makes you not want to see these two together but then again they are both in need of love, care and compassion that how can you not what them to be together…….Gosh so mind boggling!!

I am eager to read book 2 in October because the ending leaves you going WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#NewRelease #Review – VIRTUE (Sons of Scotland #1) by Victoria Vane


A man without a past…

Abandoned at a monastery as a young child, Alexander serves two masters—God and the fading memories of his past life—the one he never got to live. As he nears the day to take his vows, he’s sent on a last sojourn into the real world, but what begins as a test of faith becomes a journey to manhood.

And a woman who doesn’t know her own heart…

Born from the line of two kings, Lady Sibylla Mac William is abandoned by her sire as a child and then ruled illegitimate. Though she lives a happy life under her uncle’s protection, Sibylla craves something more, but never could she imagine losing her heart to the would-be monk who unexpectedly arrives to tutor her brother.

Together, they will forge the future of a kingdom…

When dark secrets from the past come to light, Alex and Sibylla’s fates become inextricably entwined. Will Alex choose the safe and secure path he knows, or will he reject holy orders to embrace his true destiny… and the woman he loves?



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

I love Highland Romances.  I love Historical Romances so to take this book was an easy pick for me!!

This book is told in 2 parts.  Part one was a nice, slow ,and steady pace of a book where our couple are getting to know each other.

This book is about Alexander who has no clue about his heritage because his mother sent him away to live with the monks to protect him.  He is forced to go into the “world” by his mentor before he takes his vows.  Father Gregory has his go to help another Highlands family.  The eldest son needs a Tudor.    Once Alexander arrives his heart is conflicted between what he was raised to belied and his wants and desires of Lady Sibylla.  The couple have a few scenes where she is making him face what he wants and what he feels he needs.    While we have all of this happening, Alexander is discovering is true heritage.  Lemme tell ya it’s a great one!!

Part two if the book is where a lot of things begin to happen and to be honest I started to get a little bit confused because soooo many names are being thrown at you.  We also don’t really see our main couple together much and when we do it seemed rushed toward the end.  I felt like the end of the book should have said to be continued?????  I am hoping for more from this couple because I totally enjoyed it.  Plus, I didn’t feel that Alexander’s story is finished?????

Even though the book was fast paced and “busy” I did enjoy it and I am looking forward to knowing what happened to Sibylla’s family.  I also would love to know if the visions of Sibylla and Alexanders future will hold true!!


Victoria Vane is a bestselling award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her books have received many accolades to include the 2016 Red Carpet Award for Jewel of the East, 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations as well as Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. Look for her new Highland saga coming summer of 2017.

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