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#Review #Standalone #MMRomance #FriendsToLovers #Wotr21 —Forever Better Together by: AD Ellis

Can best friends find true love? What if your best friend is your adopted brother?

Griffin can’t fathom his life without Quincy, but he also can’t ignore the crazy sexual attraction buzzing between them.
When Quincy offers up a contract to determine if the sexual tension brewing between them is worth jeopardizing their nearly decade-long friendship, Griffin finds himself helpless to say no.
Will they lose everything they’ve found in each other, or will they seize the opportunity to turn their friendship into something even better?

Forever Better Together is a male/male opposites attract, friends-to-lovers story with delicious sexual tension, a sizzling hot striptease, and emotions guaranteed to punch you in the gut.



Review by Twinsie Tenise

The best way i can think of to describe Forever Better Together is as a cute- no so much friends- to friends- to lovers romance.

Griffin is 10 when he comes to live with Quincy’s family. Things start off a bit rocky with the 10 year olds but they quickly become best friends. The 2 are inseparable. Well, until life has other plans. No matter what life throws at them the friends find their way back to each other. Now if they could only admit to each other how they feel, I’m sure it would make both of their lives a whole lot easier.

Griffin and Quincy quickly won over my heart. They are my new favorite characters by A.D. Ellis. I just loved everything about them and their journey! This book is one that I know will stay with me forever. The storyline was just as unique as the characters themselves.

About A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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#Review #Standalone #Wotr21 #AttendingAuthor Broken Scars by: JM Walker

Ruined. Tortured. Broken.

What could have been the perfect childhood, turned into a hell that the devil himself would shy away from. I was forced to deal with an evil that would make the darkest of souls cringe.

Lily Noel was scarred but beautiful. She was perfectly flawed and everything that I needed.

Attraction bordered on obsession.
Passion bordered on ecstasy.
Addiction bordered on insanity.

Nothing could get in the way of our love.

*This book contains dark themes including sexual assault and past child abuse*



Review by Twinsie Tenise

This book was freaking fantastic! I love a good romantic suspense and JM Walker did not disappoint with this one. Broken Scars touched all of my emotions. I laughed, I cried, I yelled at my kindle like they could actually hear me. Yep! It made me look crazy, but I don’t care. That makes it a real winner in my book.
Lily is a sweet woman whose life hasn’t always been perfect. She lives with her grandma, works at a retirement home, and spends the majority of her free time alone. And she is fine with that. Well, until she meets Lucas.
Lucas- gah Lucas! He earned a coveted spot on my Top Alphas of All Time list! He had it all; brains, brawn, a heart of gold. He had a very troubled past but he tries his best to not let that define him.
Broken Scars sucked me in from the very first page. It’s a fantastic romantic suspense with a super fine alpha and some oh so hot- blush worthy sexy moments. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to move on after finishing this one but I guess I will have to try.

About J.M. Walker

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#WOTR21 #MMRomance #ReleaseDay #Review #FriendsToLovers —Let Love Win by: AD Ellis

Skyler Byrd lost three years with his family and got an abusive relationship as his consolation prize. When Skyler finally reaches his breaking point, he finds himself homeless and in desperate need of his brother’s help.

Donovan Badger is living his dream with his best friend, Charlie, by his side. When Charlie’s younger brother shows up after three years, Van is immediately drawn to Skyler in a way that goes well beyond their past friendship, and is definitely against Charlie’s wishes.

Will Skyler and Van allow themselves to be kept apart? Or will they embrace what they’ve found with each other and let love win?

*Let Love Win is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, M/M romance featuring best friend’s brother, a penchant for silk, and a threesome fantasy longing to be brought to life.*



Review by Twinsie Tenise

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I received a copy of Let Love Win from the author. This is my honest review.

Skylar has just escaped an abusive relationship. The man he was with was so mentally abusive, Skylar believes he is damaged goods and definitely not good enough to be loved by another. He hasn’t seen nor heard from his family in 3 years, but he needs someone, so he goes to his brother Charlie.

Van is Charlie’s best friend. They all grew up together and now he lives in a house with Charlie and they both work together. When Skylar shows up on their doorstep, soaking wet from the rainstorm, Van’s simple, single life, gets a little complicated. Van is definitely feeling something a bit more than one should feel about their best friends little brother.

Let Love Win was an oh-so-very-slow-burn. But when these 2 get past their obstacles, the smolder turns to F-I-R-E! Their biggest problem is, Charlie has warned them both to not get involved with each other. The question is- are they going to honor Charlies wishes and turn their backs on something that has the potential to be an extraordinary? Or follow their hearts and let love win?

About A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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Marauder (Gangsters of New York book 2) by: Bella Di Corte

He stole my heart out of revenge.

There was one thing I always thought was mine to give: my heart.

I never imagined a marauder would steal it out of vengeance—vengeance that had nothing to do with me. His greatest enemy happened to be the man in love with me, and somehow I became nothing but a pawn. I was no damsel in distress, though. More like an archer, ready to battle.

And my target? The marauder himself.

Cashel “Cash” Kelly.

Kelly might have been as gorgeous as he was ruthless, but he had no idea what I’d do to steal it back. Or better yet, get even.

She was determined to keep what was mine.

They say hearts can’t be stolen unless they’re willing to be. Tell that to the man everyone on the streets called “the marauder.”


Because by the time I was through, Keely Ryan’s heart would be mine. And my enemy’s? As good as broken. Trouble was, the archer was precise with her aim, and her arrow was pointed at my heart.

Marauder is the second of three books set in the savage world of the Gangsters of New York series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they are all based in the same world.



Review by Twinsie Tenise

⭐️⭐️⭐️3 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is book 2 in a series of stand alones. You do not have to read book 1 to understand what is going on in Marauder. Keely is Mari (from book ones) BFF. Keely is a strong independent woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone, this includes a one Mr Cash Kelly.

Cash has just finished a 10 year prison term. His main goal is to get revenge on those who did him wrong. Turns out he plans to use Keely as a pawn in his twisted game to get even with the enemy. The thing is– it doesn’t exactly work out as he planned.

There were glimpses of these 2 in the first book and I was happy to finally be able to get their full story. I’m quite curious to see what happens in the 3rd book.
I read an ARC of Marauder and this is my honest review.

About Bella Di Corte

Bella Di Corte has been writing romance for seven years, even longer if you count the stories in her head that were never written down, but she didn’t realize how much she enjoyed writing alphas until recently. Tough guys who walk the line between irredeemable and savable, and the strong women who force them to feel, inspire her to keep putting words to the page.

Apart from writing, Bella loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and family. She also loves to read, listen to music, cook meals that were passed down to her, and take photographs. She mostly takes pictures of her family (when they let her) and her three dogs.

Bella grew up in New Orleans, a place she considers a creative playground.

She loves to connect with readers, so don’t hesitate to email her ( belladicorte at ) if you’d like to reach out.

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#ReleaseDay #Review #Wotr20 — Book 1 in the Survivor Duet— Vanishing Act by: H. D’Agostino

Have you ever wondered if things could be different?
What would your life be like if you chose a different path?
Would everything still be your fault?
Would he still hate you?
Would it be better or worse?
Would he love you then?
My name is Brooke Ellis. I’ve spent the last five years asking myself these questions as I try to survive my marriage.
Some things don’t change, and some people don’t want to. Sometimes the only answer is to disappear.



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received this book from the author. This is my honest review.

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Too much information will ruin this book for others and I do NOT want to do that.

I was addicted to Vanishing Act from the first word. It was a fascinating page turner that kept my rapt attention until the final word. I NEEDED the next book like YESTERDAY! I seriously cannot wait to see how this story plays out. I’m completely invested and feel like I will finally be able to move on with my life once I get brought up to speed on the lives of the characters at the center of my newest fictional world obsession.
Review by Tenise

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

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#MMRomance #Review #ForcedProximity #ReleaseDay #AgeGap— Let Love In by: AD Ellis

Keegan Greer is in desperate need of a safe place to stay so he can finish school. Living with his father’s best friend will allow Keegan to keep himself and his secrets safe.
Jake Oakley is happy to provide his best friend’s son a secure and comfortable home for the time being. But having Keegan in his house awakens a long-buried secret in Jake that he’s not sure he’s ready to face.
Will the unexpected spark between them be snuffed out before it gets the chance to burn? Or will Keegan and Jake find a way to stoke the fire and let love in?
*Let Love In is a steamy, M/M romance featuring age-gap, forced proximity, dad’s best friend, and bisexual-awakening. Be on the lookout for silk and lace and a kinky fantasy just begging to become a reality.*



Review by Twinsie Tenise

I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jake has been friends with Doc forever. Jake is a homebody and Doc is more of a vagabond. He just can’t seem to stay in one place for too long. When Doc gets the itch to take off this time, he needs a HUGE favor from Jake. Docs 22 year old son, Keegan, is finishing school and needs a place to stay while he does. Jake is happy to let him use the spare room.

Jake and Keegan both keep to themselves, neither one a fan of crowds or people. The 2 haven’t even really interacted much with each other while Keegan has been staying there. That is until Jake accidentally walks in on Keegan dancing in his sexy undies. After that, you could say things got a bit awkward.

I love me a good age gap romance. Throw in some angst and make it a bit forbidden like A.d. did with this one and I’m hooked! I floved Keegan and Jake. I wanted them to be together, they were so cute and perfect for each other. There are several things standing in the way of these 2 and them potentially exploring what’s between them. One of them being the fact that… ummm… Jake is NOT gay. Ooorrr maybe he is and he just needed the right man to show him that side of himself. I guess you will have to read on to find out for yourself what happens with these 2.


About A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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#ReleaseDay #RomanticComedy #Review —Cock & Bull by: Laura Barnard

Who knew that owning a pub would come with so many extras?

When Phoebe and Ella Bellerose left England behind to run the Irish pub they’d inherited, it sounded like a great adventure… until they saw for themselves what a wreck they’d been left.

With no experience, a severe lack of money, and a rival pub owner threatening to ruin them, the two girls aren’t convinced they can actually make this work.

Not until they meet Clooney Breen, who just so happens to be packed with charm, charisma, and barman skills that could help them all survive. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the son of Cock & Bull’s biggest rival, and he’s desperate to help Ella and Phoebe teach his father a lesson.

But can mysterious Clooney, with his obvious secrets and desire to be their saviour, really be trusted? Or are they being played by this handsome lothario who seems too good to be true? Their problems only seem to grow and grow, until Phoebe discovers a ‘gift’ of her own that changes everything for all of them…



by Tenise

Sisters from England inherit an Irish pub from an aunt they never knew. To say this place is a hot mess is an understatement. They immediately get to work to try and open for business but not without a slew of problems, drama, a rivalry, and some very weird occurrences. Somehow in the middle of all of the bad, a cute little hate/love story happens.
I give The Cock and Bull 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.
I received this book from the author. This is my honest review.

Laura Barnard
Amazon Best Selling Author. Herts, UK

Quirky British laugh out loud Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy

Reader – Tea lover – Dog fan – Wife & Mother – Nap enthusiast

#WolfShifter #SecondChanceRomance #MayDecember #MMRomance #Menage #UglyCry #FiveStars —Twinsie Tenise’s top 5 from January through June of 2020

I cannot believe it’s already July and time for us Twinsie’s to pick our top 5 reads so far this year. This was a pretty difficult task for me, which is why my top 5 reads are actually 6. I just couldn’t boot one of these 6 off my list to make it 5. They were all THAT GOOD! Below you will find my top 6 reads for the first half of 2020, in no particular order. I hope you check them out and enjoy them as much as I did. 

~Twinsie Tenise~

Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans.

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader’s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own.

Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?

From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. Shen comes a new, star-crossed lovers romance about loss, love, and meeting The One when you are too young to know how to keep them.

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?

For years Grant Kessler has smuggled goods from one end of the world to the next. When business turns in a direction Grant isn’t willing to follow he decides to retire and by all appearances he settles down in a nowhere town called Durstrand. But his real plan is to wait a few years and let the FBI lose interest, then move on to the distant coastal life he’s always dreamed of.

Severely autistic, Morgan cannot look people in the eye, tell left from right, and has uncontrolled tics. Yet he’s beaten every obstacle life has thrown his way. And when Grant Kessler moves into town Morgan isn’t a bit shy in letting the man know how much he wants him.

While the attraction is mutual, Grant pushes Morgan away. Like the rest of the world he can’t see past Morgan’s odd behaviors

Then Morgan shows Grant how light lets you see but it also leaves you blind. And once Grant opens his eyes, he loses his heart to the beautiful enigma of a man who changes the course of his life.

Ran Walker can’t outrun his demons. After watching the woman he loved marry another man, he’s given up on finding that happiness for himself. Until a chance encounter with a fiery redhead challenges everything he thought he knew…

Elle Sullivan is done bending to the expectations of others. Now, she’s determined to live life by her own terms. Even if that means taking a chance on the burly biker that helped her fix a flat tire. He’s the exact opposite of any man she’s ever dated—yet the heat between them is undeniable.

Can Ran and Elle shrug off the shackles of his haunting past and her constricting family name to find the freedom of a blissful life together? Or will the ill-fitting facades of who they are supposed to be force them apart?


She was young.
But then there was him.
We had been best friends for years. We lived together. Rode together. Shared women. Together. And it still wasn’t enough. Not for him and especially not for me.


He was mine.
I was his.
She was ours.
Meadow Rodriguez strutted into our lives and looked at us like we were all that mattered.
While I wanted to dominate her, he wanted to submit, and she wanted both.
I took control, giving her everything she needed and at the same time, grew closer with Shade. My best friend. My partner. My life. Although we were close, there was still a wedge between us.
I was terrified to give him what he needed.
My heart.


Sunny was intense.
Shade hid.
I was new.
They were in love but wouldn’t admit it.
Guilt resonated on Sunny’s shoulders.
The weight of Shade’s feelings rested on his.
And I was the glue that would bring them together.
But little did I know, that I would end up falling in love.
With both of them.

I would love you forever, if I only had the chance…

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.

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See Me by: M Jayne-

In the Unlikely Event by: LJ Shen

In the Absence of Light by: Adrienne Wilder-

Mine for Now by: Cindy Tanner-

With Us by: JM Walker-

Full Tilt by: Emma Scott-


See Me by: M Jayne-

In the Unlikely Event by: LJ Shen-

In the Absence of Light by: Adrienne Wilder-

Mine for Now by: Cindy Tanner

With Us by: JM Walker

Full Tilt by: Emma Scott-

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I gave all 6 books 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
See Me by: M Jayne

I received a copy of See Me from the author and this is my honest review.

Wolf shifters…if you would have asked me a week ago what I thought about them, I probably would have passed. Said nope- never read them- never will, they just aren’t my thing. A week ago I was oh so very wrong. A week ago I didn’t realize what I was missing.

Theodora Morrissey wakes in the cold hearing a voice, she thinks its a dream. Little does she know, when she wakes, her life will forever be changed.

Raider Black, leader of the Novus Pack is promised to another. Problem is, he is finding it quite impossible to stay away from The Human, Theodora Morrissey, The Packs new Seer.

The Novus Pack is full of SMOKING HOT werewolves. The Alpha and Beta in particular were VERY YUMMY. And don’t even get me started on the sexy as sin females in the pack. GAH! I started See Me and was addicted to the story and the characters from page 1. M. Jayne definitely changed my way of thinking. Thanks to her, I tried a new genre and fell in love with it. I’m now hooked. I will be starting the next book in this series immediately.

In the Unlikely Event by: LJ Shen

Aurora is 1000 miles from home, trying to get answers to questions she has about her father. These questions lead her to a man named Malachy, which then leads to a day she will NEVER forget.

Their encounter ends with a contract written on the back of a napkin, that states, should they meet again- no matter what- they will drop everything and be together.

Fast forward 8 years and their paths cross again. Is it just a coincidence? Or is it kismet like Mal said all those years ago? And the biggest question- will they drop everything for a silly little pact wrote on the back of a napkin?

Oh my! This book was full of angst and comedy, which aren’t really things often thought of together but it definitely worked in the telling of this story. There were many hilarious one liners- I was highlighting passages like crazy!

I had lots of questions (that were answered in time.) I laughed. I cried. I even laughed until I cried. I loved this book so freaking hard! It has been my favorite book of 2020 this far.
I give it 5 stars plus 2!

In the Absence of Light by: Adrienne Wilder

In the Absence of Light came highly recommended from a friend. I read the synopsis, was very intrigued, so I borrowed it from Kindle Unlimited.

Grant moved to the little town of Durstrand, in the middle of nowhere, to try and hide out for a while. To kill a few years before moving on to the beach life he has always dreamed of. It seems the little town of Durstrand had more to offer than just a place to lay low for a while.

Morgan is severely autistic. He has many in town who love him and would do anything to protect him. It didn’t take long at all for Grant to notice there was something special about Morgan, something he couldn’t ignore no matter how hard he tried.

I just want to say; this book was not just a book, it was a work of art. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, and spellbinding. I was addicted to the words, the characters, the unique storyline. Everything! Every once in a while, you read something so profound- you want to tell everyone who will listen to READ THIS BOOK! At the same time you also want to complain to anyone who will listen about the 5 star rating system. Because for some books, that is not a proper rating system. In the Absence of Light is one of those books. I wanted to give it ALL THE STARS!!!

Mine for Now by: Cindy Tanner

As the book starts, Elle is on a date from hell. Things just can’t seem to go right for this poor woman in the love and dating department. Everything happens for a reason though and it won’t be long before she forgets all about her date with what’s his name.

Ran has basically been mad at the world and wallowing in pity since the woman he loved married another man. Well that is until he has an unforgettable encounter with a gorgeous redhead. He just can’t seem to get her off his mind.

I read this book in less than a day. I was addicted to the words and the characters. I HAD to know what was going to happen with these two. When the book ended, I was sad. I just wasn’t ready to leave the world that Cindy created between the pages of this book. I am impatiently waiting for her next release.

I received a copy of the book from the author and this is my honest review.

With Us by: JM Walker
I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review.

Honestly, I’m not even sure how to write this review. It took me 2 days after finishing this beautiful story to even collect my thoughts enough to try and write them down.

Meadow has always felt like things were lacking as far as her sex life was concerned. Plain old vanilla just wasn’t enough to satisfy her needs. One night while out with friends she meets not one but two bikers, Sunny and Shade, who are twice her age. The mutual attraction between the 3 of them is instantaneous.

This book was so freaking H-O-T!!! I mean, like you are going to need a cold shower to cool down kinda hot. There were plenty of hot moments, but lots of oh-so-sweet moments, too. The way these two men took care of Meadow was heartwarming. The three of them were perfect for each other.

With Us is one of those rare books that consumed me. It touched my soul. I will never EVER forget Sunny, Shade, and Meadow. Their story will stay with me. I may even be able to read it again. Someday.
I’m throwing out the normal rating system and giving it 5×3 stars!

Full Tilt by: Emma Scott

My heart hurts. It has been quite a while since I’ve read a book this thought provoking. Soul crushing. All consuming. No review I write can do this beautifully written masterpiece justice. Masterpiece. That’s definitely not a word I throw around. Full Tilt definitely earned its spot in that category in my book.

This story is about doing what’s right for you and not worrying about what others think. Living life to its fullest. And finding love when you definitely weren’t looking, even if that deviates from the plan.

Jonah was THE PERFECT Hero. I loved him from the first page. He is one of those characters I will NEVER forget. His time is limited but he is making the most of it. He has his routines and does not stray from them. That is, until he crosses paths with a beautiful guitarist from an all girls rock band.

Kasey was lost and troubled. She needed to find her way in life. She was a hot mess and longed for, I guess you could say, a normal life. Never could she have known how much her life would change after waking up one morning on a strangers couch.

I will say no more. Full Tilt is one of those books that you need to experience for yourself and I would hate to ruin that experience for anyone. I’m throwing the usual rating system out the window and giving this book 5 stars times 2! If you haven’t read this one yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. Just make sure you have plenty of tissues handy.

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About M. Jayne

I live on a grain farm in Central Indiana with two mastiffs. Ginger who is the elder and thinks that she is a person. She has her own Sleep Number. Duncan Keith (named for the awesome Blackhawk and my fantasy future boyfriend) who just turned one. He knows that he is a dog and likes to sit on my feet. My husband, Mr. K. also lives with us but I’m not allowed to talk about him. He is shy and private. Please don’t try to discuss my sex scenes with him.

I started writing seriously six years ago. It takes a village to publish a book. The easiest part is getting the words out. I now work with the patient and fabulous Deliah Devlin who deals with my dislike and sometimes too much like of commas. Fiona Jayde and Sahara Kelly each work on my covers. I use three proofreaders to look for problems. I also depend on the lovely Francesca for insight and a butt kicking when necessary. Plus my incredible Admanistrative Assistant, David, who is as brilliant as he is handsome. They all help me make the most of my ideas.

I write about older characters because they are more interesting to me. They are to the point in life where they know what they don’t know. I currently have three series. The Casino Nights series is my hottest. It revolves around the members of Team 2 at the Red Rose Casino in Las Vegas. This group tends to allow their pasts to dictate their futures. The Cameron Farms Trilogy is small town based and features redemption and second chances. The Change Series is about people who are unhappy in their current place in life and when opportunity presents itself- they grab it with both hands.

I love to interact with readers and talk books. Any books. Follow me on Social Media and please come to a signing. I hope to see you soon.

Happy Reading!

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

About Adrienne Wilder

I am a writer of contemporary and speculative fiction and artist of all things monsters. I live to create new worlds and the people in them. Several of my books have been best sellers both nationally and internationally. I have also been a finalist in the LAMDA awards, the “Oscars” of gay literary works.

I do my best to write original stories with powerful characters and emotion as well as a fast paced plot. My goal isn’t just to deliver a good story but to take the reader into the story and let them experience the characters as if they are right there with them.

While almost all my books have a romantic element, I will be the first to admit, they are not traditional romance. In fact, I’d like to think there is nothing traditional about them. And the stories I paint are done so way outside the lines of traditional genres.

One of my favorite things to do as a writer is push the boundaries of what makes a story and to deliver the unexpected and maybe even change the perspective of the reader.

My characters are more often than not, beautifully flawed, not alway the good guy, and make mistakes. Their stories will take dark turns which, in the end, make the light at the end of the tunnel all the more brighter.

If you’re looking for something different, exciting, and unique, my books are for you.

Check out my website for updates and how to contact me. I love hearing from fans.
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I have a Patreon for where you can get extra content as well as the webcomic Nox, based on the novel and Bitter Sweet set in the Bound Gods world.

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About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit

#RomanticSuspense #SecondChanceRomance #PartOfASeries —Insurgent by: Paige P Horne



Bones and Bexley have been captured for over a month now. However, their captor has slipped up, and Bones now knows who’s been keeping them held hostage.

He also knows why, and it’s a horrific reality.

What has Bones done to cause this person to go to such lengths––murder, kidnapping, and threatening to take everyone that matters to him away?

Bexley and Bones have rehashed their past and are now on the same team. But what will happen if they survive?
Will they go their separate ways and try to move on with their lives? Or will Bones make a decision that will change both of their futures?

He has big plans, but Bexley has no idea.



I received a copy of Insurgent from the author. This is my honest review.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Book 2 in the bones trilogy came with new surprises. 1 of them being that this is a trilogy. I have no idea why I thought it was a duet. Thats what I get for not paying attention. I was both sad I didn’t get all the answers before the end and happy that there would be another book because I’m not ready for the series to end. Yeah, I know, I’m crazy like that.

Insurgent picks up where Genesis left off. You MUST read Genesis first if you want to understand what is going on.
Bones and Bexley are being held captive. Its been over a month. Bones has FINALLY figured out WHO is holding them and WHY. I just wonder if Bones will be able to save them from the madman before its too late.

I love Bones and Bexley and I really hope they get a happy ending. Since they first met, they have not had an easy- sunshine and roses- relationship. Oh no! Its been full of broken promises, heartache, and lies. One would think there is no coming back from that, but I’m staying optimistic and holding out hope for an HEA. They have been stuck together for over a month. They have had no choice but to face their past. If they make it out of this alive, will they end up together or continue on without one another? Well, I know what I hope happens. No idea if Paige is on the same page though.

Review by Tenise

Paige P. Horne lives in the small town of Gray Georgia with her husband. The two enjoy traveling every little chance they get and binge watching their favorite shows. When she isn’t creating new characters for her readers to fall in love with, you can find her back porch swinging, engrossed in a good book with her dogs at her feet.

Readers have described her stories as captivating and heartbreakingly beautiful.

Paige pens emotional novels about soulmates and broken love.
She will release a series of four books this year, The Give Me series. Give Me love, Give Me Perfect love, Give Me Forever Love and a fourth which has not yet been named.

Her titles include: Close To Falling, Chasing Fireflies, Chasing Ellie and her latest book which is based on true events: If I’d Known

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#MMRomance #NewRelease #RomanticSuspense #OppositesAttract #Wotr20 Buried Secrets by: A.D. Ellis

Detective Drake Lewis is tough, focused, and unbending. He has no problem keeping his workaholic professional life completely separate from his lonely personal life. Drake has never met a man who could pull him from his job.
Until he does.
Liam Walters is a construction foreman with a painful past. He’s happy with himself and what his life has become. When his path once again crosses with Drake’s, Liam is willing to take whatever Drake can offer him.
For now.

*Buried Secrets is a standalone male/male romance with suspenseful elements. This story has bits and pieces of opposites-attract, hurt/comfort, and redeemed by love tropes. Trigger Warning: This story has mention of childhood trauma.*



Review by Tenise:

I received a copy of Buried Secrets from the author. This is my honest review.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Drake works as a detective. He has never been one to commit. He’s gay but he’s not out at work so not getting close to anyone works for him. He’s satisfied with his no strings attached hookups and doesn’t have to explain himself to his coworkers. Life is good.

Liam is a very yummy construction foreman. He doesn’t hide who he is. He and Drake once had a fling, so when their paths cross at a crime scene, they decide to continue the fling until they get bored with it.

The chemistry between Drake and Liam is FIRE!!! *fans self* I just wanted them to be together. Liam was catching feelings. Buuut the hard headed detective wasn’t ready to pull that trigger. The question is- did he come to his senses? Or mess up something that had the potential to be amazing?

This is AD’s first romantic suspense and I flipping loved it. She writes suspense well. I really enjoyed this edge-of-your-seat thriller. It kept me guessing and was the perfect binge read.

A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven’t driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
She loves chocolate, wine, pizza, and naps along with reading and writing romance. These loves don’t leave much time for housework, much to the chagrin of her husband. Who would pick cleaning the house over a nap or a good book? She uses any extra time to increase her fluency in sarcasm.
A.D. uses she/her or they/them pronouns.
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