#WOTR20 #AudioRereadReview – Sid: The Protectors Series, Book 4 by Teresa Gabelman – Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

Sid (Protectors, #4)

Renowned for his playboy lifestyle and wisecrack remarks, Sid Sinclair knows he is the last pick for the lead investigator of human/half-breed trafficking. Never one to play by the rules, Sid takes his new position seriously, but not without driving the leader of the VC Council and fellow Warrior’s crazy.

A human with a special gift, Lana Fitzpatrick’s life is complicated. When Sid Sinclair charges into her life, her complicated life becomes torturous; his charm and wit draws her in like no other. Having dealt with alpha men most of her life, she is a match made in heaven for the VC Warrior who thinks he is God’s gift to women.

As the world of vampires and humans try to coexist, Sid and Lana’s lives intertwine. It doesn’t take long before the sparks between the two fly and for them to realize they have both finally met their match.

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I am so enjoying these audio’s.  I remember how funny Sid is but this was a great reminder of how much I forgot.  Jeffrey Kafer once again did a wonderful job with all the warriors and their mates.

This is my original review of this book:

My bestie/partner in crime/fellow blogger gifted me this book and was so excited when I saw the notification that I had received it. I have read all the other books in this series and I could not wait to read Sid from the moment he was introduced. This one is by far my favorite of all so far. Not only did I love Sid but Lana was the best leading female so far.

Sid or is it Sidilicious is great with one the one liners, had quick comebacks, and well known with the women. However, Sid met his match when he faced off with the lovely Lana. Lana is a cop who is feisty, in your face, and doesn’t back down to anyone even Sid and the Warriors. She can take anything Sid dished out and would come right back at him with the one lines and comebacks. I absolutely loved these two and they are great together.
The side stories that were going on were great. I was pulled even farther in with them. Jillian and Slade fight their feelings all through the book the tension is spot on. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for each of them. Then there is Adam whose girlfriend was stolen and possibly sold by the human traffickers.

I could not pull myself away from this book it had me wanting to know more. The twist was great I never even seen it coming or would have never dreamed that was who was involved. I loved that Sid was still adamant about his kitchen rules when it came to the other Warriors. I felt so bad for Jill when Sid pulled his little stunt to help her out but it was fun to see Slade lose it. I enjoyed learning more of Sid and seeing the other side of him. One of the tearjerkers for me was hearing Sid’s story and then seeing Lana’s family welcome him with open arms, a real lump in my throat I tell you. I want to see the friendship that Jill and Lana built grow into something great.

This is a great series and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I need more of these sexy Vampires.

Here are a few of my favorite (it was hard to narrow it down to these there were so many good ones):

Jill watched the transformation in awe and wanted to see if she could push him (Slade) further. He was amazing when he was calm, but angry, he was mesmerizing. God, was she crazy wanting to anger this man? Yeah, she was one-hundred-percent nuts, she decided.

“Keep thinking of that guy, Amy.” Lana pointed at Amy as an evil grin broke across her lips. “Think of him naked.” Sid glared at Lana, but inside he laughed. She was so much like him it was scary. That is exactly something he would have said. “That’s so not cool, Lana.”

“Sidilicious, Rachel Ray? What’s next, G-strings and pedicures?” Damon held his hand up, shaking his head.

“And I love you, my Sidilicious,” Lana said seriously before letting loose a snort. “No.” Sid shook his head. “Hell no. If you call me that again, I’ll spank that sweet ass.”


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

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/teresagabelman/
Email: warriors@teresagabelman.com

READING ORDER
The Protectors/The Mates (Vampire Romance Series)

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
Nicole (The Mate Series) Book #12.5
Viktor (The Protectors Series) Book #13
Tessa (The Mate Series) Book #13.5
A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors Series) Book#14
Bishop (The Protectors Series) Book #15
Pam (The Mate Series) Book #15.5

#WOTR20 #AudioRereadReview – Duncan (The Protectors #3) by Teresa Gabelman – Narrator Jeffrey Kafer

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Leader of the VC Warriors Cincinnati branch, Duncan Roark, has devoted his long life to the Warriors he calls brothers and the Vampire Council, protecting innocents of both the vampire and human race. Things change suddenly when it is ordered that he and his fellow Warriors train human Social Workers to protect themselves in their new world of vampires. Falling in love with a human was something Duncan never thought possible, but love her he did. Now instead of being the ruthless leader he was trained to be, his focus has turned to finding the woman he loved and let go.

Pam Braxton is outgoing and loves her job working with children, but when she realizes her live in boyfriend, Kenny Lawrence, has been using her and her job for his illegal activities, she becomes withdrawn, and her world is turned upside down. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she stays, trying to learn more of his betrayal so she could see him punished. That decision sucks her deeper into a relationship that has turned dangerous and abusive. Overhearing a plot that would put everyone she cares about at risk, she finds the courage to try to stop the monster who has threatened her friends and the man she truly loves. Now Pam is on the run, alone and with a secret that could change the already unbalanced world of vampires and humans.

As Duncan searches for Pam, the threat of losing his leadership role has the other Warriors worried, but their loyalty for Duncan is strong and they stand behind him. Duncan’s search is relentless; he knows he is not the only one looking for Pam. Even with his responsibilities slipping, he puts it all on the line to find the only woman he has ever loved. In a race against time, Duncan fights to find Pam before her past catches up to her. The Warrior’s path is clear: Find the woman he loves before the past finds her first.

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I read this book in 2014. I enjoyed the audio book just as much.  It was so nice to reconnect with the Warriors and their mates. So many small details were forgot in these year it was great to be reminded of them. Jeffrey Kafer did a wonderful job narrating Duncan.

Here is my original review:

I received this book by the Author for an honest review.

I have fallen for these Warriors I loved Damon, then Jared, now Duncan, and I see Sid and Slade falling right in line with the others.

We see Pam and Duncan throughout Damon and Jared’s book. Duncan has a thing for Pam and is on the hunt for her after everything went down in Jared’s book. Pam took off and was in hiding from Kenny and everyone else. Duncan is determined to find her and not let her go again.

This book had me laughing and crying. Sid had me in stitches; His “Kitchen Laws” were great. The things Pam went through and had to deal with I just wanted to climb in the book and give her a hug. The great thing about Pam is that she is a woman that will survive and be stronger because of it. Duncan is protective, a true Alpha male, and knows what he wants and goes after it. The way he treats Pam melted my heart.

It was great to be able to see all the characters throughout this book and even got to see a little more of Sloan. I absolutely love the new character, Slade, he is yummy. I cannot wait to see where things go with him and Jill. We got to see more of Tessa and Jarred and see their struggles. I only hope they are able to figure something out there. There is something going on with Slade and Jill. I only hope that we get to see Jill’s HEA soon she so deserves it. Then there is Sid and Adam who also need their HEA.

I love that the woman in this series are not the weak, innocent, and needy type but instead strong, stand up to their warriors, and have spunk. The warriors are the Alpha male, take charge, and protect what is theirs.

Theresa give you enough at the end than you just have a need to know what is going to happen and want to keep reading. I love how each book focuses on one of the warriors but still has side stores of all of them. Only other thing I can say is I want more…more Pam and Duncan, more Damon and Nicole, more Jarred and Tessa, more Slade and Jill, more Sid, and Adam. I cannot wait to start reading Sid and then I need to find out more about Slade and Adam.

A few of my favorites:

“This is my domain, and from here on out, anything but eating is against kitchen law.” ~Sid

“You are not alone in this anymore. You are mine, and I will always be yours.” ~Duncan
Her lips latched on his wrist; he felt the pull of her mouth taking his blood and damn, didn’t that make him feel more like a man that he ever had. His protectiveness tripled at that moment. No one would ever harm this woman again.

“Baby, we kill shit.” Jared talked to her on a serious level. “We don’t do baby showers. Nowhere in the Warrior’s oath does it say we do baby showers.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

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/teresagabelman/
Email: warriors@teresagabelman.com

READING ORDER
The Protectors/The Mates (Vampire Romance Series)

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
Nicole (The Mate Series) Book #12.5
Viktor (The Protectors Series) Book #13
Tessa (The Mate Series) Book #13.5
A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors Series) Book#14
Bishop (The Protectors Series) Book #15
Pam (The Mate Series) Book #15.5

#NewRelease – Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan

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While the world is ravaged by a global pandemic, hotshot NFL running back Evan Sparks is locked in his own personal hell. With a career-ending scandal on his back, Evan hides out in his best friend’s empty San Francisco home, the full city shutdown locking him in a lonely twenty-story apartment in the sky.

Romance writer Sadie Walsh is having the worst case of writer’s block ever…until the incredible, muscular stranger staying next door gets her muse going strong. The pair of loners, never expecting to find a friend in all the madness, meet each day out on their balconies like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

Each new day brings unique challenges for the pair as they navigate the unknown and find solace together. They quickly figure out that as long as they have one another, they can handle anything.

Even falling in love under quarantine.

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Writing together for the first time, New York Times bestselling authors Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan team up to tell a story that not only is a beautiful escape during a trying time, but a true lesson on the power of humanity’s ability to survive. Through a sexy, hopeful, strangers-to-lovers romance, the authors prove with love, trust, and faith, we can conquer anything.

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Excerpt

SADIE

Okay, reposition feet hip-distance apart and centered on the mat. Inhale and let it all go on the exhale. I look over the balcony across the barren city and try to find perspective. What did the teacher say? Set your intention? My intention is to maintain a modicum of good health and to not go insane during self-isolation. Fingers crossed on both fronts. Getting some work done wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

“They locked down the fucking city, man!” The voice blocks me from finding my zen spot. Some big blond dude is pacing back and forth in the neighboring apartment. Guess we’ve all got to get our exercise one way or another. A nice quiet doctor owns the place, but he’s overseas right now. No idea who this guy is. The new cat sitter, maybe? If so, I hope Gloria housetrains him quickly because all of this shouty behavior is not okay. Not if I have to share a wall with him for the next few weeks.

My new neighbor’s voice lowers to a more tolerable level and I take a deep, calming breath before moving into my next pose. Much better. Despite having questionable balance and being new to this whole yoga thing, I’m not doing too badly. It’s weird how quiet the city is with everything on lockdown. Peaceful, almost.

“Two weeks! I’ll be stuck here for two weeks!” he rants once more.

Ugh.

Due to the architect’s penchant for floor to ceiling windows—perfect for letting in the light—I have quite the view of my new neighbor’s performance. Much angst. Such woe. Like we’re not all going to go stir crazy during lock in. Even if it has only just started. I for one can’t wait to see how many divorces and break-ups this causes. Call it morbid curiosity. Though, being a romance writer, my mind would be better served dwelling on the possibilities for true love in this situation.

A random casual hook-up turning into so much more due to weeks of forced interaction? Roommates bonding over newly revealed shared interests? Nuh. Roommates entering into a sex pact to stave off boredom! Now that could work. Broken beds and broken hearts. That’s how to get things done. With the requisite happy ever after at the end, of course.

“Excuse me!” he shouts, shoving a frustrated hand through his head of thick, wavy, dark blond hair. New phone call, I think. After all, you can’t yell at the same person all day long. How tedious would that be?

Call me distractible, but watching him is actually a hell of a lot more interesting than perfecting my Downward Dog or doing yet another inventory of my pantry. Damn Oreos. I could have sworn I had another package. Day one and I’m already out of my favorite snack. Just bring on the apocalypse already. Without Oreos my life is already functionally over.

“Are you kidding me!” The man sure has a set of lungs on him. Unfortunately, at this point, he about-faces and strides back into the apartment. Still yelling, of course, though I can’t quite make out what he’s saying.

On the plus side, in those blue jeans, his ass is a thing of wonder. Honest to God. In less pandemic-y times, I’d charge my friends a bottle of wine to come over and witness the beauty of that thing. So tight. So nice. I lick my lips. Impressively broad shoulders beneath his T-shirt too. When he paces back to the front of the apartment, I’m presented with a strong jawline, high forehead, and a nose that could be slightly crooked. At least, it will be in the book. Readers dig that shit. The hint of a complicated past with a dash of violence thrown in for good measure. Ideally, he’d have broken it defending a small child or rescuing puppies. A combination of the two, perhaps?

Yes, it’s a definite. Apart from the anger management issues, this guy is officially hot stuff. Not that I’m after an actual love interest. Just inspiration for the hero of my next book.

Which is when it hits me…big buff dude reveals surprisingly sensitive side to sexy single introverted neighbor during quarantine. Hmm. It has possibilities. I stop procrastinating and move onto the next pose, arms out in a T, legs wide, and a slow bend at the waist. I exhale, pondering the plot idea along with the thickness of his thighs. The way the denim lovingly embraces every inch of his musculature. It’s like it’s on a loop playing over and over in my head. Okay, maybe I’m a little sex starved. He can feature in my masturbatory fantasies as well. After all, he’s that kind of can-do, helpful guy. Or at least, he is in my mind. And that’s where the man will stay. At a safe and appropriate distance. For both the virus and my heart.

About Kylie Scott

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Kylie is a
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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About Audrey Carlan

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Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times and International bestselling author. Her titles have appeared on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Audrey writes wicked hot love stories that have been translated in over thirty different languages across the globe. She is best known for the world-wide bestselling series Calendar Girl and Trinity.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters,” or with her nose stuck in a steamy romance novel.

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#NewRelease #Dark #SinisterFairyTales – Abducted by K.I. Lynn

Abducted

Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!

The mafia never lets you go.
I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage.
I’m in his territory. His prison.
The beast.
A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m unsure if I can trust the hand I’m holding.
The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood.
Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Not even me.

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The chains chafed my wrists, making me wish I was still in my cage. Though it lacked privacy at least I had a bed and wasn’t restrained with my arms above my head. But I was in Domenico’s domain. The small bedroom like area created from a previous office. There was a mattress with a blanket and a lamp, but those were the only creature comforts. The rest of the room retained both the look and smell of the rest of the decaying structure.
With no way to tell time, I wasn’t sure how long I’d been there. All I knew was that I was tired. Being held against my will caused spikes in my adrenaline, and the crash left me drained. They had lessened over the weeks, but there was an undercurrent of strife going on, and I feared what would happen if things got out of control.
I stared at the bed, wishing I was on it. All that did was cause the memories of him inside me to come crashing down. The absolute owning of my body for him and him alone. The way he made me come undone.
Feelings that I shouldn’t have with his touch, but I did.
Feelings I drowned in as he consumed me.
I am Domenico’s…for now.
And that was the thought that always sent questions spiraling out of control and a spike of fear to run through me.
I was just a caged bird. A pet awaiting a sentence bound to be more grim than any fairy tale horror.

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

WHAT!!!  YES!!  This book is hawt and sexy and hella good reads.

This book is what I love best about KI….sexy chemistry and amazing twists.

The fair tale for this book is Beauty and the Beast and it is a perfect reincarnation of the story.  Ari and Dom are so yummy to read.

Essentially your girl Ella/Ari is kidnapped by the cappo names Domenico.  His scarred face is what gives him the nickname the Beast or La Biesta. He is a take now, ask questions later kinda guy.  They two fight this crazy attraction all the while they are dealing with everything around them making them stop to figure things out.

I love this story.  I find I am really enjoying mafia stories more and more.  This story has soooo much happening but the manipulation and betrayals are the best part of the story because we really can feel what the characters are feeling as the story happening.

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

#Review #NewRelease #Wotr5YearFamily #MMRomance #AgeGap #OppositesAttract #PartOfASeries— Hearts Afire by: A.d. Ellis


Ty Golden and Vic Black are done with dating, determined to take control of their own lives, and completely unprepared when love finds them.

With an independent, makeup-wearing, younger twink and a mature, protective, cardigan-wearing man, Hearts Afire is a steamy, slow-burn, age-gap, gay romance.

*This is the second book in the Forged in the City series.*

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ty Golden: Twenty-something male, works 3 jobs, enjoys wearing a little makeup, not looking for a relationship after a bad one left him scarred.

Vic Black: Forty-something male, very rich, wears cardigans and loves to crochet, not looking for a relationship- EVER- after his last boyfriend did him very wrong.

Ty and Vic’s paths keep crossing. I’m not sure they could avoid each other if they tried. The two of them worked so hard to deny their connection, but when they finally let go and accepted this mutual attraction, things between them were OH SO VERY HOT!

I loved Ty and Vic. Vic is definitely my favorite A.d Ellis character at the moment. I say at the moment because she always manages to change my mind with her next release so I try my best not to get too attached. Haha! Believe me, its easier said than done.

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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#WOTR20 #AudioReview – Brothers of the Flame (Ariel Kimber, #1) by Mary Martel – Narrator Melissa Schwairy

Brothers of the Flame: An Ariel Kimber Novel, Volume 1

Reverse Harem Series
Ariel Kimber is a 17-year-old girl who, thanks to her mother, has had a life full of unpleasantness and abuse. And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
After her mother meets a man online, Ariel is forced to move to a different state, leaving all that she has ever known behind. Any teenager’s nightmare. But Ariel isn’t like most teenagers, she’s different, and she has literally nothing to leave behind. No friends, no nothing. They move next door to a house that remains empty all summer long until the day before the first day of school. A school where the other kids treat Ariel like garbage because of who her mother is and the fact that she’s different from them, save for a few – her neighbors. Tyson, his mysterious Uncle, Quinton, and twins, Abel and Addison. They quickly become her only friends, but Ariel soon finds out they are hiding things from her, keeping secrets from her. And she wants answers. Surprisingly, they give them to her. What do you do when you find out you’re not who you always thought you were and your whole world gets flipped upside down?
Ariel Kimber stumbles into a world she didn’t know existed, a world of magic and nothing is as it seems. Thankfully, she has the guys to guide her, to hold her hand along the way and she is going to need a whole lot of hand holding.
-This is a Reverse Harem series.
– There is adult langue and some mature content so be warned of that.

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I read this book a few years ago.  I fell in love with these guys and Ariel. It was fun to listen to the audio.  I forgot so many little things I was nice to be reminded.  The narrator, Melissa Schwairy , was very good. I felt like I was right there in the book. I didn’t want to push the pause button when my real life needed attention.

Here is my original review:

So when you are on a road trip with your BFF and she starts to read this book to you while you drive stating you just have to read. Well you listen to her and let me tell you she was right.  I am hooked on this series.

Ariel Kimber has not had an easy life mostly thanks to her mother. Her mom abuses her and has men going in and out her door like people going in and out a revolving door. Her mom meets a man and uproots her to a strange town and new school with no friends. The hurt doesn’t end there being the new girl at school proves to be difficult especially when the town knows her mom’s rep.  When she meets her neighbor’s things start to change for her.

Tyson lives with his Uncle Quinton and twins, Able and Addison.  Ariel becomes fast friends with Tyson but she is leery of Uncle Quin. These four are keeping a big secret from Ariel and she has no idea how much she has in common with them or why she is drawn to them.

The connection these guys and Ariel have is off the charts. The surprises and twists Mary Martel puts in this one has me wanting more and more as I read. The characters are different in their own way and I want to know everything about each one..yes, even Uncle Quin he is so brooding and mysterious.

I am so glad my partner in crime made me listen to this one.  I am hooked and so ready for the next book.

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

Love and Lingerie (Rockland Falls, #2)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#WOTR20 Attending Author @JMWalker #Horror – Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It

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Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It

In our world, there’s No Escape from the Silence. You can try Breaking Glass, but once you are Suspended in Blood there’s no way out. Hopefully, you have an Alibi when you run away from the Silent Screams that fill the night.

Scream Queens is a horror anthology raising money for #PutTheNailInIt, a charity focused on helping domestic violence victims. Now get ready to dive in, and Hush Little Baby, don’t say a word. Stella will read you a horror tale.


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Holy Mother….I cant even begin to discuss this story with you until I say BE READY!!

This story is about 2 girls who find themselves in a bad situation.  They are kidnapped and will be sold over and over and over.  Seems like bad luck until their circumstance change.  Yo.  It’s a crazy game changer that happens!!

Seriously, I don’t even know what to say in this review because I don’t want to give any of the twists away but DAYUM I was kicked off my arse.  I knew JM WAS twisted and yet I had no clue she was THIS twisted!!

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

#REVIEW – Breathe (Hollow Ridge, #2) by C.L. Matthews

Blurb:
You’d think five years would be enough time to cope and move on.
It’s not.
If anything, it’s given me more unrealistic ways to deal with my loss.
More pain.
And even worse, a woman I don’t love.
A woman that isn’t her.
I hate her.
She hates me, too.
My life’s a mess.
My heart’s nonexistent.
My soul was lost long ago.
Worst of all, I no longer have any fucks to give.
They say you find your true love after you lose your first one.
I call bullshit.

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Twinsie Jo’s Review

I knew going in that this book would be brutal. But I had no idea just how much. Inhale, Exhale was rough. I wanted to bash some character’s heads in and then some. My heart hurt for Lo, Toby and yes, even Jase. But Breathe…Cassie, you upped your game with this one. While this only the second book I’ve read of hers, it definitely won’t be the last.

Breathe…man, I don’t even have any words really to describe the pain in this book. The ache, the broken characters striving for that certain thing they’re missing. I’m not an emotional reader. At all. But there’s just something about Cassie’s writing that hits home with me. There were parts of this book that I had to read quickly due to them affecting me on a personal level. I can’t gush enough about this book/series.

Toby…oh my boy. He’s so broken and tortured. After a misunderstanding, everything goes down hill from there. It’s just heartbreaking.

If you love books with an age gap, angst – so much freaking angst -, pain and love and everything else, you have to grab this series.