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#WOTR Cover and Blurb reveal! Stain (King’s Harlots, #2) by J.M. Walker @WritersonRiver @jmwlkr

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#COVERREVEAL – Please share!
And here it is! The official cover reveal for Stain (King’s Harlots, #2)!!!
 
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28793866-stain
 
Blurb:
He wants to be alone.
Nightmares from his past keep him guarded and afraid.
Vice-One is his life. They’re his brothers—the only people who helped keep him out of his own head long enough to move on from the childhood he never asked for.
 
His therapy has been protecting his country, barely taking a break before beginning his next mission. But no amount of training can prepare him for his great challenge yet—convincing Meeka Cline that she will be his.
 
She wants out.
Her world fell apart when King’s Harlots no longer trusted her, but she continues to fight to gain back their respect.
All she wants is to help those wronged by the evil that has put a shadow on everyone she knows.
Asher Donovan comes to her for help when he needs her most only to have passion flare up between them. One problem: He’s her best friend.
 
Putting aside their friendship, they use the heat between them to please the depraved minds they now understand…
 
#Stain #KingsHarlotsSeries #booktwo #AsherDonovan #spring2016 #TBR #MCRomance #MilitaryRomance
 
*Cover designed by Shoutlines Design

#Review – When I’m With You (Hope Town, #3) by Harper Sloan

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Nate:

It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it—I’ve seen the power of it—but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.

Emberlyn:

The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.

He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

As I am a huge fan of this series, it comes as no surprise that I truly loved this book. Nate always intrigued me in the other books. He was funny and obnoxious at times but I wanted to know his story. And boy did we ever find it out! I loved how unpredictable he was and how hot his scenes are. He sure does love a little alone time. *blush*

I love a good crazy ex. Ember has a douche of a boyfriend and I could totally predict that he did certain things. I was expecting it. He wouldn’t let her go easily and we eventually find out just how far he’ll go to make her see that. I would have enjoyed a little more from him but I think if Harper did that, then the book would have to be labeled in a different category.

Ember and Nate have been friends for years. He used to tutor her and well of course, she fell in love with him. Awww. I really loved the scene’s between Locke and Nate.  regarding Locke’s little girl. We see the typical Alpha Locke. *swoon* He’s protective but realizes that Nate has a good head on his shoulders but I love seeing him go papa bear over his daughter. Nate doesn’t back down though and I loved that even more about him.

This story is written in the Harper way we have all come to know and love. Feels, angst, drama and humor. Oh and the hotness! This book is by far Harper’s hottest. Nate takes her usual steamy scene’s to a whole new level.

5 stars overall

5 steamy scorching stars for heat … YUM!

 

 

#REVIEW – Fallen Crest Family (Fallen Crest Series, Book 2) by Tijan

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Samantha and Mason are together. Everyone knows it. Not everyone is dealing with it. While Mason’s ready to give them the middle finger, there’s one not going away. Her mother. Threats are issued. Ultimatums are given. Even blackmail is used, but only Samantha can put a stop to Analise. However, when a trauma from her past is triggered, she may not have the courage or strength to do what’s needed. If she doesn’t, Mason’s future could be destroyed.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

It has been a long time since I started a series and felt the need to devour every single book that has been published. Well this series is doing that to me. Have you read VC Andrews books? They are old school but filled with so much emotion, the words capture you every time. I felt that way with this book. Heck, with both of the books in this series so far. I’m on a binge read and I can’t wait to find out what happens and what becomes of Samantha, Mason, Logan and even Nate.

This book takes place a couple weeks after the first one ends. More drama happens and again I say that I am so glad I’m not in high school any more. Of course, these schools are way different than the one I went to but the different cliques and bullies are definitely the same.

I love how this series touches on real life issues. The crap that teenagers have to deal with. Broken families. School problems and so on. It’s real. Everyone has faced at least one of these problems in their life or maybe something close to it.

I personally love Samantha and think she’s a great female lead. Of course, Mason and Logan are awesome as always and Mason is hot as ever. Nate…I wonder about him. Questions are left unanswered and more questions arise but I can’t wait to find out all of the answers.

Now onto book 3!

#REVIEW – Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest Series, Book 1) by Tijan

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Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend Samantha’s school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now she has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

This book contains adult/mature young adult situations.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

HOLY BALLS ON A CRACKER!!!! I must have been living under a rock this whole freaking time. This book…gah! It has been a LONG time where a book/series has consumed me this way where it makes me want to devour and binge read every single book in the series. Mind you, I have my favourite series of course but there is just something about this story. It’s raw, gritty, real. So many emotions run through it and I was captured from the very first word.

Tijan is a new author for me but this book is definitely not the last.  At first, I was a little thrown off by Sam’s bitterness but after thinking about it for a while, I got it. I truly did. I would probably be in the same situation after what she had been through. And man, can the girl run! It makes me want to start running again. I’m definitely feeling inspired.

Anyway! Logan and Mason…gosh…Mason…wow…the chemistry is off the charts hot. The drama is insane and it definitely does not make me miss high school.

I loved this story because it wasn’t your typical bubblegum read. It dealt with darker topics and I loved how it deal with real life situations.

I just loved this book and I’m about the pick up the next one and start right away. I will be binge reading all of Tijan’s books and I can’t wait to be filled by her words.

#REVIEW – The Shadows by J.R. Ward

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood as two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny.

Sold by his parents to the Queen of the s’Hisbe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer for years. On the run from a destiny of sexual servitude, he’s never been able to rely on anyone…except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing—and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Selena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around…but by then, it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due, and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Now Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others—or abandon the female he loves. When tragedy strikes and changes everything, iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice….

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

My heart is heavy. My heart is full. But…heavy. Oh gosh the feels. So going into this story we know that Selena is sick. We all have hopes of her making it and spending the rest of eternity with Trez right? I guess you need to read to find out what actually happens. It makes sense. Everything works out. Some people were surprised and maybe even mad but I get it. Is that a big enough hint for you? That’s all I’m saying. If you haven’t started this series but love paranormal romance, you really should read these books. I love them. Most of the Twinsie Girls love them as well. That’s also how some of us “met”.

I think out of this whole book, iAm’s happy is my favourite part. That’s all I’m saying over that as well.

I loved seeing everyone. We got more info into Rhage and Mary, getting ready for The Beast which just came out yesterday. Hopefully it won’t take me another year. Lol.

As always, I think the only issues I have with these later books is how many POV’s there are. I get why it happens but I always find that I want to skip ahead to get to the main couple. I’m sure I’m not the only one. But all in all, I of course love this story and look forward to The Beast.

#REVIEW – Until I’m Found by M. Lynne Cunning

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Amy just wanted to escape Ethan’s abusive ways. She never expected to find the place where she felt like she belonged, and she surely never thought she’d find a second chance at love…

When Amy Teake attempts to get as far away from her abusive boyfriend as her stash of money will take her, she ends up in Park’s Peak, eventually becoming entangled in a complicated emotional triangle with her boss’s brother and an obnoxious local police officer.

She knows Ethan will find her eventually, she just never expects to involve either Cole or Jeremy in her fight for freedom.

As Amy’s attraction to Cole deepens, and the lines between friendship and love with Jeremy become blurred, she finds herself divided between her fear of Ethan and her fear of hurting the two men who helped her remember how to live again.

Will Amy outrun her fears and find the happy ending she so desperately desires?

Perhaps, happy endings aren’t always as we expect them to be…

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

I have come to know M. Lynne Cunning through my designing services and was very happy to start this book. I don’t know why I didn’t start it earlier but better late than never right? This is my first story by this author and it definitely won’t be my last. I’ve added all of her books to my TBR list and I can’t wait to devour every single one.

Amy wants to escape her ex. And we all know I love a crazy ex. Ethan is the epitome of crazy. Dark. Possessive. He’s a, no one else can have her, type of guy. M. Lynne Cunning does a fantastic job portraying the psycho ex-boyfriend. I loved Amy. She was strong even though she thought she was weak. Yes, she was fearful but having dealt with an abusive man for several years, she has every right to be.

She ends up moving to small town and meets two wonderful guys. One is cocky, hilarious and says everything that is on his mind. The other is quiet, recluse but is intense as well.  I loved these two guys. They both helped bring out something in Amy that she needed.

This story is about Amy finding herself. This book also has mention of abuse so if that’s a trigger for you, please read with caution.

I also loved the fade to black sex scenes. I’m usually a sexy smutty read type of girl but this book was refreshing and needed.

All in all, this book was emotional, deep and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a powerful heroine.

#REVIEW – Dirty Pleasures (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Book 2) by Meghan March

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From USA Today bestselling author, Meghan March, comes a filthy new trilogy. All three books are available now! Are you ready for this wild and dirty ride?

I did it. I married a billionaire.
My reasons are my own, but the last thing I expected was to feel owned.
I may have taken vows, but I’m still determined to be me.
Now his rules are taking over my world, but I’m not the kind of girl to just obey.
There’s only one problem: I might actually be falling for him…
I have no idea how this marriage is going to go, but holding onto a piece of myself while succumbing to his dirty pleasures is shaping up to be the ride of a lifetime.

Dirty Pleasures is the second book in The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy and should be read following Dirty Billionaire. Creighton and Holly’s story concludes in Dirty Together.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

Wow…okay so this is book 2 in the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy and can I just say that these books keep getting better and better. Creighton…swoon. He is right up there with Gideon Cross for me. I love a man who is dominating and says it like it is but is willing to break for the love of his life. He may not admit that he loves Holly but we all know he does right? Right.

This book is about Holly trying to deal with the man she married to get out of a crappy situation. She attempts to balance her up and coming singing career with her intense but insanely hot marriage. The sex? Holy moly balls on fire. Wow. It takes a lot to make me blush and fan myself but I definitely had some of those moments while reading this hot little number.

Creighton…my new book boyfriend…discovers his feelings for Holly but we all know how difficult it is for a man like him to admit those said feelings. He’s dominating and possessive. He wants his wife safe and happy.

I love the side characters in this trilogy and I hope they get their own stories. I know Meghan mentioned something about it so fingers crossed. These books make me want to go back and read everything written by her. This is my favourite book of the trilogy so far and I can’t wait to find out how it ends.