#Review – Steal my breath by: Nina Levine




I let him steal my breath and I want to give him my heart too.
But it’s complicated.

Internet dating and Callie St James do not go together.

Desperate for sex.
Earns shit money waitressing while desperately trying to get a publishing deal.
Only does yoga to keep core muscles strong—trust me, guys thank me.
Reads too much because gets no sex.
Did I mention desperate for sex?

She’s about to give up on love when the guy she’s been lusting after for a year breaks her three month sex drought.

Luke Hardy.

Mysterious, moody and all alpha, Luke is hiding a secret—one that Callie never saw coming.

The secret, however, is nothing compared to the discovery she makes about Luke’s family when she starts a new job at the local paper. Callie finds herself caught between her morals and her desires. Whichever path she chooses, someone will lose. Is she ready to give up the man she’s just found or will she go against everything she believes in so she can finally have the love she’s always dreamt of?

This story contains all the panty-melting sexiness and alpha goodness that Nina Levine books are known for.



Melinda's Review

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

4.5 rounded up to 5

This was a new contemporary series by Nina Levine and even though I love her biker series this one really grabbed my attention and I think I will be enjoying it just as much. We are introduced to Luke Hardy and Callie who do nothing but argue and have wore on each other’s nerves for the past year.

Luke owns the bar where Callie’s BFF works and Callie is a writer who had been spending her time trying to find her perfect man via internet dating which drives Luke crazy. After all this time these two butting heads they finally give into what they both really want and hook up and both start to open up to each other. WOW I never saw those past coming. To say I’m shocked about Luke’s past is an understatement. I love Callie for sticking to her guns and morals. I love that they take things slow and get to know one another before taking things to the next step until Luke can get his situation figured out.

Then Holy crap when Callie gets the job at the news paper and she finds out what she does and then does what she does gives me so much more respect for her but breaks my heart for what she loses. She has lost so much in her life and now to lose more was a punch in the gut. To see her so sad was just heartbreaking. I do have to say I loved how Luke supported her and praised her something she never received before. My favorite line in the book is when Luke is describing Callie because he could so be describing me to a T. I absolutely loved Luke’s mom, brother Tyler and Callies BFF Avery.  I cannot wait to see more of Tyler and Avery..OK I really hope we see more of Tyler and Avery.

A few of my favorite lines:

I’m convinced Callie could talk under water.

Surprisingly you love both county music and heavy metal; and you prefer to support indie artists rather than mainstream. You don’t back down easily when you’re passionate about something or believe you’re right, but you will begrudgingly admit when you’re wrong.

I’m like a dazed teenager around you.

“And I’m like a fucking horny teenager when I’m around you, Callie.”

There’s no harm in asking for what you want, Luke. It’s time you started putting yourself first. Live a little. God knows life flies by so fast that if we don’t make ourselves happy while we have the chance, we’ll grow old in a puddle of regret.”

about the author

Nina Levine


USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine is an Aussie author who writes alphas with a side of dirty and sassy women who don’t hand their hearts over easily.

When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.

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#review #WOTR – My Favorite What If by Lyssa Layne


My Favorite What If


One year after Jacob “Smitty” Smith is stood up at the altar, his good friend Jules encourages him to redeem his honeymoon package before it expires. Reluctantly, he agrees, and finds himself sitting beside free spirit Sloan Talbott, who is attending her sister’s destination wedding at the same resort. Both have been hurt. Neither is looking for love. Will one week in paradise be a fling to remember or could it possibly lead to something more?



angies review

AWWW Smitty!!  Lemme tell ya..this man stole my heart is Jules book.  Then to SEE he was getting a book….Imagine me being a crazy girl jumping up and down.  Yes I wanted Smitty to find love.  SO imagine my shock when I SEE that the beginning of the book he is getting married.  *Insert wrinkled eye brows*  Unless her name is Angie, this won’t do!!

Smitty has found his one love.  I mean I was even shocked to hear about their whirlwind courtship and pending nuptials but it just SEEMED right.  It seemed he found his one…until Jules dropped the BOMB that Caroline isn’t coming.  My heart was breaking for my man in the first chapter.  NO NO NO not my Smitty!!!  Why would this woman leave.  He is perfection …in my eyes anyway.

So fast forward a year later and Smitty is still hurting.  He hasn’t had the heart to remove Caroline from his life so to speak.  He looks at her photo every morning and is still hurt by her departure.  Jules has had enough.  She FORCED Smitty to go on his trip…..errr…..his honeymoon because the trip hasn’t yet expired.  She packs his bag and ships him off to Jamaica for the week.

Sloan is going to Jamaica to see her little sister get married.  But before she can leave she has to go and visit a grave sight of someone she loves dearly.  Her husband.  She hasn’t been able to move on in over 5 years since he died.  Her love for Cooper is so strong and she is happy, or so she thinks, with her life the way it is.

A simple seat assignment on a plane has the two meeting and forming a connection.  I gotta say there was something SO RIGHT about Sloan and Smitty the more and more we saw them together.  They were like two missing puzzle pieces.  They just FIT!

When the story starts to unfold and we learn what happened to Coop and then why Caroline doesn’t show for the wedding.  OMG I dunno which story made me sadder.  But the things that REALLY BROKE Me was when Sloan leaves Smitty because of her involvement with Caroline…OMG….DESTROYED!!!

I was a bit mad at my man Smitty but loved when how he owned his heart and feelings.  I loved how he never gave up on Sloan and even assisted is getting her family to help him get his woman back!!

I am so going to miss this guy and these characters but trust me you won’t be disappointed.

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about the author

Lyssa Lane is first, and formost, the  proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog athttp://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.comYou can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours authorlyssalayne@gmail.com Happy reading!

#review #99P #NewRelease- Read My Lips by Daryl Banner


Read My Lips (A College Obsession Romance, #1)


*** Now Live! $.99 Release Special ***

I ran away from the glitz and privilege of my famous New York City family to this small-town Texas college to find myself. I didn’t expect to find him…

…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession.

He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me.

His eyes smoldered me with one look.
His touch awakened the woman inside me.

And through his lips, his perfect, plush, kissable lips, he drew out the inspiration deep in my soul I did not know was there.

I needed to believe that he could save me. I wanted him to help me find my voice at last … the voice that would set me apart from my tragically perfect family, the voice that would finally break me free …

If only he could hear a word of it.

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!

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angies review


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

Holy Smokes! This book!  The dang anxiety and stress of these beautifully flawed characters.  I mean FOR REALZ!!  I was a hot mess.  My stomach was in KNOTS.  I was dying for them to TALK and then KISS let along fall in love!!  GAH!!!!  Well written Mr. Banner, VERY WELL WRITTEN!!!

The book is about Dessie who runs to a smaller Texas university to study theater.  She is a child of theater celebrities and is stuck in the family name shadow.  She wants to hide out essentially and make it on her own.  She spies a talk dark cup of water and is flustered by him. She can’t understand why this stranger has her so mixed up.  When she gets up and sings at a bar, she gets the confidence to stroll over, mic in hand, to sing to him but he LEAVES!!  SAY WHAT????

Clayton is deaf and angry.  He uses his disability to push people away.  He has been broken by a theater women in the past and refuses to go that road again and then he sees Dessie. The way she goes out of her way to communicate with him after learning he is deaf…..yup I said “AWWW”.  He is a mess because he wants to see what happens but he can’t let another woman break him.

People, the FEELs of this book were off the hook.  I was screaming at the character to JUST KISS ALREADY so many times.  Then when we thought our couple was on the right track something or some “skeleton in their closets” came flying out.  OMG they have both been burned and are full of fear.  They want to experience what the other has to offer but fear and doubt can really wreak havoc on a person.

Can I tell you how freaking excited I am at book 2??  OMG Brant…..for real though.  I can’t wait to see this woman who kicks the man whores butt into submission!!!

about the author

Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.



#spotlight #GregDornSeries – The One by BA Sherman @BAshermanstory

The One by B.A. Sherman
Book 2 of the #GregDornSeries
Genre: Psychological Thriller
The Ultimate Killing Machine or Something Else?
In this second book in the Greg Dorn Series, Denver police officer Dorn wakes up one day to discover he is handcuffed to a bed in a
quasi-medical facility recovering from some serious wounds. He is in severe pain and has no memory of how he got there. As his memory slowly returns, Dorn is obsessed with getting home to his wife and daughter but finds he is being
held captive. He discovers that someone, somehow has tampered with his identity—and his head. He is now being prepped by his captor to become a
“soldier” in a killing scheme intended to radicate the enemy. “The General” fails to realize the extent to which he has perfected his new killing machine. Using his new skills, Greg escapes, jumps on a cargo train and heads home…but his homecoming is nothing like he expected. 
The Test
By: B.A. Sherman
Release Date: May 1st, 2015
Add it to your Goodreads TBR:
B.A. Sherman’s passion is writing psychological thrillers.
He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter and, when not writing novels, he is a police officer in Colorado. He has been in law enforcement for 24 years. The Test is his first full-length novel.
The short stories and books he writes are based on experiences he’s had over the years, with “a heaping spoonful of
fiction,” he says. He has published one short story, The Truth, currently available on Amazon.com.
When he’s not writing and working, Brad enjoys hunting,
camping, fishing and skiing. These are areas he plans to write about in the future, perhaps incorporating them into a thriller or two.
Twitter: @BAshermanstory


#NewRelease #Review – Halfway Hunted (Halfway Witchy Series #3) by Terry Maggert



Some Prey Bites Back.

Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner.

A century old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time.

Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness. The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie’s spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers.

But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules:

1. Don’t complain about the diner’s waffles.

2. Don’t break the laws of magic.

3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf.

Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire’s curse without burning the waffles?

Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.








kellys review

Oh my stars! Nothing halfway about this series! The Halfway Witchy series is one of a kind!

As if Carlie’s life isn’t already crazy enough there are strange happenings occuring in Halfway. And guess what? Carlie is here to protect, no matter the cost. Exit is a man who has been under an ancient curse who has recently woken up. Carlie and Gran are trying to help Exit, but Exit is not the only newcomer to Halfway. Warlocks and hunters are in the area and it’s unacceptable. We follow Carlie and how she is handling the fact that Wulfric is no longer hers but we also follow Exit and learn of his life and curse. It’s perfect for the book and Exit is a great charater to continue in this story. Crazy situations and emotions can cause people to do some incredible and insane things for the people we care about…and for ourselves. And this fits Carlie to a T.

“I did my best to look friendly and incapable of turning someone into a toad. Flowers were good. Toads, not so much. I probably could if I had time to write the spell, but that wasn’t the point, perception being reality and all that.”

“Gran and I are more than wardens and less than saints.”

“I wanted blood, but we needed justice. The two were diverging paths for me, and the only question was whether or not I could find the strength to hold back when the moment of truth came. As I began to walk deeper into the woods, I had no answers, only hope.”

***Carlie’s and Exit’s journey is a wild ride and is nothing short of exciting. Loving this series and can’t wait for more!***



Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books.

#ThrowbackReview #FavoriteBook2015 #DarkRomance- Wrong by Stevie J Cole and LP Lovell @Authorlplovell @steviejcole




My life was mapped out and planned to perfection. I knew exactly what I wanted and where I was going, until I was thrust into his world and ripped from mine. In the blink of an eye everything shattered, proving to be nothing more than a cheap illusion. Now I’m living in this twisted form of hell, where enemies and friends are one and the same. I thought I wanted perfection. Now I don’t know what I want – perhaps not even my own freedom.


I’m the definition of wrong. I’m violent, I’m greedy, and I stop at nothing to win. I’m a notorious bookie and in my game paying with your life is not just a figure of speech. You lose, collect. I take whatever you have. She’s collateral for a debt, and if that debt’s not paid someone will die. This should be just business, so why can’t I kill her?
Everything is not always as it seems.

Lust. Blood. Lies.

Nothing this wrong should feel so right.



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angies review

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

So when Stevie told me about this book I was like HRMMMMM.  She is great at writing filthy rockers and awesome paranormals sooooo how is this dark romance gonna be???  In once word : HOLY-MUTHER-OF-GOD!!  OK so I guess that is more of a phrase right???

This book is a hot mess and by that I mean a good hot mess.  Ria/Victoria is  a soon to be doctor who is dating Mr. Perfect soon to be doctor but spoiled brat Euan.  At dinner someone shows to collect the money he owes JP the bookie ANNNNND he throws them is WOMAN as collateral??  UHMMMM who does that?  Oh  a DB that is who.

So Ria is taken as a hostage to JP/Jude/yummy hottie bad boy.  He is NOT happy his lackey took a woman as a hostage.  He doesn’t do hostages.  He just kills ya if you don’t pay up but not a hostage.  So as anyone would do, Ria fights and tries to get away.  This part of the book was my favorite.  You get to see scrappy Ria fighting with Jude and people no one fights against Jude!

As the story progresses, we find out some stuff about the “awesome” boyfriend and his family connections.  Then Jude and newly named Tor (Jude hates Ria)   start to connect and form an understanding along ….with…..falling….in….love?????  Best scene of the book, Tor drunk in the strip club…CLASSIC humor!!!

The book ends with a major cliffy but not the cliff you expected????  I loved it and cannot wait for the next book.  I need more Jude in my life!!

about the author

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
She’s a self confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

LP Lovell’s She Who Dares series are all international best sellers.

Lauren loves to hear from readers so please add her on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter. Visit her websitewww.lplovell.com.


Stevie J Cole

I enjoy the escape writing allows, and fully enjoy weaving a tale and creating crazy characters. When I’m not writing I am cuddling with my two little girls, and listening to my husband play his guitar (swoon). Some trivial fact about me would be: I love the color pink, I adore sloths, and I have a thing for British accents. My biggest fear is completely irrational, but I can’t help it. The thought of the pending zombie apocalypse absolutely creeps me out. I honestly can not imagine a more horrifying way to be blotted out of existence than by the hand of a decaying, oozing corpse.

I hope if you read my books you will enjoy them and will be sucked into the little world I have created with words. After all, writing is the most amazing magic trick in the universe because it allows the reader to crawl inside the mind of the author. If you really think about that … it’s kind of disturbing.