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#WOTR21 #Witches #SeriesStarter #DoubleReview – Cursed Love, Broderick Coven Book #1 by AJ Renee

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DEMONS. WITCHES. CURSES. Brandy had no reason to believe in any of them, until things started getting weird after her birthday. Her powers surprise her, sending her life into a tailspin and painting a glowing target on her back. Every day, she crosses the path of the next unexpected thing, and there’s a handsome yet annoying stranger that has the information she doesn’t know she needs. She’s questioning everything she’s been raised to believe, but she’s running out of time. Can a secret family legacy help her hone her magic before it’s too late? Or will she join the other fallen witches and their curse?

I was given the ebook from the author for an honest review.

I was so excited when AJ told people she was writing a paranormal.  I did not know it was witches until much later.  I admit witches are not my favorite of the paranormal universe, but I could not wait to jump in.  I wanted to see what AJ created.

Brandy is a witch that has no clue she is a witch.  Seems her family on both sides come from a long line of witches buuuut no one told her until right after her birthday.  When strange things start to happen and a tall dark drink of water helps save her from a tublar…aka low-level demon…she is thrust into this new world of shifters, witches, demons and more.

Ryan is sooo never going to mate because women are trouble.  He and his bestie Peter are going to hang out playing Xbox and enjoy being bachelors but then……he meets Brandy.  His world flips and he is not too happy about it….at first.

The story is interesting in that Brandy, Ryan and Peter are trying to figure out the who’s and why’s of what’s going on with Brandy and the people after her.  I will say the world building in the beginning made that story flow a bit slow.  BUT by about 45% I think the pace picked up and we are learning more about her family curse, her siblings plus the paranormal world in general.  I am so loving Peter and even Xander.  I seriously hope they get a book because Peter was the BEST Side character EVER!!!  Him and his relentless teasing of Ryan by calling Brandy Baby cakes cracked me up.

Ethan’s book will be interesting to see what else they learn about their blood line from the past plus seeing Serena again will be a fun read.

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

So glad I was able to read this paranormal. Brandy is strong, sassy and strong willed. All of which she needs to handle what was just tossed at her.

Brandy just turned 21 and her world just tilted on its axis. She lost her boyfriend and learned everything that went bump in the night was indeed real. Strange Things were happening around her and weirdos were coming out of the woodwork. Thank goodness for a stranger that came to her rescue.

Ryan was closed off never wanting a mate but when he saw Brandy he was a goner. I loved Ryan and his bff Peter. After Ryan helped brandy that night a whole new family opened up to her. She already had 6 older protective brothers but it seems she gained another in Ryan’s bff Peter.

Can A family secret or should I say curse tear these two apart before they even get to know each other better. I will take the strength of an entire family blood or not to take on this curse.

I am so intrigued by the guys in this book from all her brothers to Peter and Xander. I cannot wait to see where this series goes. Alpha Peter needs a mate.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

What a wild ride! This is a fantastic start to what I believe will be an incredible series! There are a lot of moving parts to this story and they were meticulously woven together to create a wonderful story. Brandy is the baby of the family, and the only girl. You can only imagine how overprotective her brothers are, haha! Right from the beginning, her life goes down in a chaotic and crazy tailspin. She feels like she is falling apart. Crazy things are happening to her and are now following her. She can’t for the life of her figure out why things are literally floating all around her. Then a knowledge bomb is dropped on her by the sexy stranger, Ryan. Slowly the story unfolds revealing enormous secrets full of magic…the good and the bad. During the story, Brandy and Ryan form an inseparable bond that the two of them struggle with figuring out. Then there is Peter, Ryan’s best friend. Peter is that goofy, being sarcastic at all the wrong, but right, times friend that you will always want to have your back. (I hope there are good things in store for him in the next books!) There is a constant struggle going on that makes you really connect with the characters in some very realistic ways. Their journey brings them in contact with many paranormals from witches and demons to hellhounds and werewolves. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There is great world building, relatable and lovable characters, lots of emotions, and some serious sexy time. This book has it all! The story is an incredible journey and an absolute must read.

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AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.
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#WOTR21 #CoverReveal #PNR -Cursed Love, Broderick Coven Book 1 by AJ Renee

Cursed Love by AJ Renee is being released on October 27th!

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DEMONS. WITCHES. CURSES.
 
Brandy had no reason to believe in any of them, until things started getting weird after her birthday.
 
Her powers surprise her, sending her life into a tailspin and painting a glowing target on her back. Every day, she crosses the path of the next unexpected thing, and there’s a handsome yet annoying stranger that has the information she doesn’t know she needs.
 
She’s questioning everything she’s been raised to believe, but she’s running out of time.
 
Can a secret family legacy help her hone her magic before it’s too late? Or will she join the other fallen witches and their curse?
MEET THE AUTHOR:
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library. 
 
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans. 
 

#WOTR21 – #Review – Jason (Love In Scrubs #2) by AJ Renee

Jason

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

This book! Just read it! It’s super adorable, funny as hell, and insanely hot! Being stood up on a first date, having a one night stand, and then finding out that this person is your doctor! OMG! The embarrassment alone, that both of the characters were feeling, had me dying! The universe has a funny way of bringing people together and Ava’s and Jason’s story is witty and cute and perfect. This was a short, quick read that will absolutely hold ALL of your attention until the pages are gone. Once you start the story, just finish it. The characters are perfect for each other and reading along while they are figuring each other out will keep you smiling the entire time. I cannot stress to you enough that you NEED to read Jason. It has a little bit of everything that gives you all the feel goods. Now, just read it!

A.J. Renee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Love in Scrubs series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Unlucky in Love, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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#WOTR21 – #Review – Joshua (Love in Scrubs #1) by AJ Renee

Joshua (Love in Scrubs #1)

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?


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You need something sweet and funny…you must read Joshua! The way that Hazel and Joshua meet is incredibly embarrassing, but look out because the entire book is hilarious and sooooo sweet. Orgasms, burning sensations and a hot nurse….bahahahaha! Hazel and Joshua are both very independent people but their paths cross when Hazel ends up in the ER after using a new lube. As if I wasn’t already cringing and laughing by this point, then she meets Joshua, Nurse Hottie, in the ER. From here their chemistry is on fire, no pun intended, lol! These two were so sweet and funny, just absolutely made for each other. The epilogue finished this story perfectly. The story continued to be embarrassing, funny, and sweet the whole way through. This is a short and fast read. I was laughing from the first page clear up to the last page. I definitely was not ready for this story to be over but it ended perfectly. I loved it!



A.J. Renee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Love in Scrubs series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Unlucky in Love, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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#WOTR20 #KU #FairyTaleRetelling – Beauty Unmasked by A.J. Renee

Beauty Unmasked

Viktor Prinz
When an IED hit my unit, it set off a chain of events that transformed me. Gone is the easygoing and charming man whom everyone flocked to. I’m no longer the whole man I used to be, and I’ve accepted this darker side.

Isabel Marchant
In my twelve years as a physical therapist, I’ve never been tempted to cross the line with a patient. That is, not until Viktor Prinz answers the door in his nearly-naked state. Seeing past the grief, I find the first man to make me want more.

Can Viktor find the strength to accept the cards he’s been dealt? Or will he run this beauty who stands up to him out of his life, never to return again?


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I purchased this book from Free off Amazon May 2020.

Oh AJ!!  I love your books!!  I am so glad I saw this book and grabbed it the other day when it was a freebie off Amazon.  This is a sweet novella retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  I loved the twist of the story that Belle was actually the beast because she was pushing the “Prince” Viktor to get better.  But in actuality Vik was the beast due to his grumpy disposition.

The story begins and we see a uber crabby Vik not wanting anyone around.  He has lost his leg and his momma.  Seems he is going to hide away then deal with the pitying stares of people he knows.  His aunt informs him she has hired a PT to come and help him with his new prosthetic.  He is none to thrilled and the way he answered the door pretty much sets the tone for Belle and Vik.  LOL

The chemistry between Vik and Belle is off the charts immediately.  They are both drawn to the firm yet caring souls of the other.  She is like DUDE HE IS A CLIENT.  He is saying NO HOT CHICK WOULD WANT THIS MESS!!  We see the fun flirty banter and the respect they both form for the other.

When there is a miscommunication and then angry word, both are left wounded.  When he see Vik take that step forward in hopes of more with Belle, I was so excited.

The story is a sweet novella, but I will say it wasn’t an insta-love because there was a lot of banter and chemistry to fill the story.  However, seeing them both fall head over heals for the other when they finally confide their true feelings was a sweet read.  The epilogue made ma laugh like all AJ’s books do!!

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Love in Scrubs series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Unlucky in Love, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Widower’s Aura (St. Fleur Series 1) by Aj Renee


He’s a guilt-ridden single father and she’s a believer in second chances.

Sofia Brazier lives in a world full of colors.

Her ability to see auras has been useful in her career as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans, but when things go south, she escapes to the small town of St. Fleur.

The photography business is her chance to try to rid her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping.

But her comfortable new world is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub and her life.

Noah knows better than to get involved with the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought.

The guilt of his wife’s murder still weighed on his heart, and he needed to focus on his daughter.

That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate.

After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect the only other woman he’s ever loved?

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I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

All Sofia wanted to do was get away from her past and start fresh. Driving to St. Fleur a small town where everyone knows everyone is just what she needed and taking a chance on a building to open up her photography business is just want she needed to start fresh. One night when Sofia was out with the girls at the local pub next door she caught sight of a hottie getting some food and she noticed she couldn’t read his aura. She had the gift to see people’s emotions and true intention through their auras and she could not figure out why she could see his. Noah is a hot single dad in town, and when his teenage daughter gets caught vandalizing Sofia’s building that’s the moment that they both knew something was off and that they should stay away from each other for both their sakes. They each thought nonstop about the other and well do they get their HEA or will their past get the best of them tearing something that never happened apart before it could even get started. This is such a great book with small town romance, hot gossip and even crazier mysterious things that will keep you on your toes.

Review by Twinsie Dee

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

#Top5Reads #JulyThruDecember #WOTR20AttendingAuthors #NewToMe #Contemporary #2ndChance #Medical #Comedy #AlphaHero #Paranormal #Series #SpinOffs #Mythology #Shifters – Twinsie Angie’s Top Reads for 2019

Well another year has come to an end and I am back to trying to figure out what books are my top reads for the last 6 months.  It was crazy hard to figure this out like most of the time time but here goes……

If you want a refresher on what my top books from January to June for 2019 are you can go HERE and see them. The hashtags I used are the following :  #NewToMeAuthors #AntiHero #Paranormal #Shifters #RH #Wolves #Dark #Contemporary #Series #Comedy #Over30Romance  #Apocalypse #Zombie #Dystopian

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Here goes my top reads from July to December 2019….and most are #WOTR20 authors.

If you are looking for an awesome line up of authors and you are near Peoria, IL on July 18th,  check out Writersontheriver.com 

We have tickets available and the line up is out of this world!

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When You Were Mine by Cindy Tanner (#WOTR20 Author)

When You Were Mine

One letter a week. Care packages optional. Adopting a Marine seemed like the perfect extra credit project.​

Harper Evans never expected to fall in love with the Marine she adopted. She never expected to meet him in person but a surprise gave her the chance to claim who she wanted. Then life proved it can break your heart a million different ways.​

Asher Williams fought for his father and country, but he will fight hardest for the woman that stole his heart. Harper may have changed her mind about the life they planned together, but Asher wants it enough for them both.​

Will he still feel that way when he learns it all?

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I purchased this book.

I met this author at a book convention this summer. She was a friend of a few friends so of course I had to buy the book when it releases. She was super sweet and friendly to boot, so my inner blogger was all about helping this chick out.

I read the blurb and thought “Oh this sounds like a sweet romance” and what I got was like WHAT!!!! I mean the twists and turns and darkness SHOCKED ME…….and I loved it. Guess that is what I get for making an assumption right???

The blurb is about a couple exchanging letters and the title “When You Were Mine” makes you think of a 2nd chance love story WHICH is true buuuut the rest is totally not what you expect. I will admit because I went in thinking one way, I was a bit thrown off at the beginning. Asher getting a Dear John letter….what?? I was a little confused and thought it was choppy but once the story got going and I realized it was ME who was wrong, the beginning makes total sense.

Harper has been through some stuff. She is broken both mind and body. She is walled off and walked away from Asher because she doesn’t feel worthy anymore. She has her dad’s shop and her drag race strip so nothing matters any more. She will live a content life with her bestie, Nona, and maybe find love but not passion with her other bestie, Ran.

Asher is not going to let Harper go. He has no idea everything she has been through or to the extent of what she has been through, but he remembers the hopes and dreams they had. He is bound and determined to get his women back.

Along the way we see Harper pushing Asher away, making some not so great choices and then dealing with her past that seems to haunt her daily. We see Asher reaffirming his love and devotion to his women along with doing all he can to protect her.

I think the book was written great and I look forward to reading more. I kinda hope she revisits these characters because Nona and Ran need an HEA!

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Jason, Love in Scrubs Book 2 by AJ Renee (#WOTR20 Author)

Jason

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the most unexpected place.

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

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I purchased this book.
Dude! A Silver Fox!!??? YES PLEASE!!! A Book Nerd!!?? HELL YES!!
I have to say I was hooked on Jason from his first scene in the book. Hottie older man flirting and hitting on a woman at the bar. His opening line to Ava had me in stitches!!!
Ava is stood up on a date but flirting and going home with Jason was a lot more then she expected when she woke up the following morning. When she runs into him again……OMG I was dead!! I mean Hell!! That was a perfect way for these two characters to re-connect!!
Jason has been burned by love but is still hopeful that he will find an HEA of his own. Even with his busy lob and caring for him ailing mom, he still believes there is someone out there for him. He is a dreamy sigh kinda guy ladies!!
Ava is a sweet girl who wants love but has walled her heart off for fear of being hurt. He opening to Jason is a huge deal.
When the two reconnect and begin to date, we see them both struggle to keep their emotion in check. He is afraid too much too soon will fun her off and she is afraid of too much too soon will lose him. They are such a great story. The epilogue is a favorite of mine and I would so love to read more from these two because the ending scene could be fun stuff to read them navigating together!

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Wyatt : Discovering His MAte , Black Mountain
Pack Series Book 4 by Miranda Lynn (#WOTR20 Attending Author #5YearFamily)

Wyatt : Discovering his Mate

Can the love between the last dragon shifter and a human save the world from a magical war? Wyatt had given up on love. As the last dragon shifter, he’s resigned to a lonely existence and the fact he’ll never find a mate. Protecting humans and fellow shifters from a rogue warlock faction will have to be enough. Natalie has always wanted more out of life. Being her mother’s caretaker in a small town with too many secrets isn’t the kind of glory her dreams have promised. That’s why she lives vicariously through her best friend — the daughter of a prominent warlock. That is until she meets a brooding and mysterious shifter destined to change everything. The last thing Wyatt wants is to put his mate in danger. Natalie never thought she’d have to betray her best friend. But if they want to prevent a war that could destroy their world, they’ll have to risk their love and their lives or watch everything they know and love burn to ash.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.
GAH!!! Wyatt has totally been someone I was lookin’ forward to reading since we were introduced to him. I mean HELLO DRAGON SHIFTER!!! Yes please!!!
The one thing I want anyone to know about this book is the FEELINGS you will get while reading. Wyatt is so afraid to HOPE for a mate. He is beyond numb to the Goddess giving him a mate since he is the LAST Pure Blood Dragon shifter in the world. He has just thrown himself into helping his friends and packs. He is over wanting and wishing and just realized he will be alone until his dragon loses his mind, at which point, he will be “put down”. You can FEEL his loneliness in the story.
When the Goddess grants Wyatt his mate you can actually feel his anger and frustration at this gift of a mate. He is so scared because any mate of his will be a target. You can feel his fear and watch him push away this precious gift!!
Natalie, friends, she is AWESOME!! I mean she is sweet but strong. She is kind but fierce. She will NOT be just a wallflower anymore to her friends. She is starting to realize after being told she is fated to mate a dragon; she needs to be strong and confident. A dragon needs a strong mate not a weak woman.
Again, friends….the anxiety of these two was so heavy!! GAH the push and pull and the almost kisses were driving me CRAZY!! I was like JUST FREAKING KISS AND CLAIM HER WYATT!!!!!!
I can’t say enough about the story because it was probably my favorite story so far in the series and that is saying a lot because I am pretty sure Mack, my baby daddy, is not going to like hearing this news!!!
Seriously, if you enjoy angst, heart, more angst and just all out amazing chemistry, THIS IS A GREAT story for you. Its also a great introduction to the amazing world Miranda has built with the Black Mountain Pack.
Side note: If Stephen doesn’t get a book next, I will cry. His character was so much fun to read!!!

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Death Do Us Part, The Gods of DC Book 4 by Tricia Andersen (#WOTR20 Author)

Death Do Us Part

Hades and Persephone share a love that is known by millions over thousands of years. But even the greatest of love affairs can hit rocky ground. Zeus forces them apart, banishing Hades into the deepest, darkest parts of Tartarus and into the hands of Hades’s father, Cronus. If that isn’t enough, the king of the Greek gods tears Persephone away from her mother, Demeter, promising to find her a more suitable husband.
The rest of the family races to find a way to bring Hades home and reunite the lovers before a deity ends up dead. But when the mysterious tears in reality show their true purpose, will any of them survive?

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

*Clapping* I was so excited when I saw this book was going to be about Hades and Persephone.  I mean anyone who loves Mythology knows their crazy love story.  Being kidnapped with the help of her father, Zeus, to be with Hades and then then finding love though it all.  The two have managed to make their love work through all the ages.

Zeus got his feelings all butt hurt lately and finally was denied by his family so he does the one thing to hurt his daughter, his love Demeter, and his own brother….he annulled their marriage and sends Hades back to dear ol’ dad Cronus.  YIKES!!  Not a good place to be!!

This book was awesome.  I loved seeing the family of Gods and Demi-Gods circling their wagons and looking to rescue Hades plus also looking to stiff Zeus.  Dude he is really going crazy.  Just because you and your siblings overthrew your parents doesn’t mean your family on Earth is trying to do it to you!!  Get over yourself already!!

Seeing the love Persephone and Hades have but also seeing the other couples developing more love and respect was amazing.  I think Freddy, Juliet, and Mack stole the book. These Demi-Gods stepped up and did everything for their new family and loved ones.

I cannot wait for the next installment of the series. I am looking forward to seeing how the family reacts to dear ol’ Zeus wanting to join in the ranks after all the shenanigans he has pulled over the last few months…hell centuries!!

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Lethal Balance, Sons of the Survivalist book 2 by Cherise Sinclair

Lethal Balance (Sons of the Survivalist, #2)

His name means hunter.

Once the best assassin in black ops, Cazador is now the best at saving lives.  His path has changed from seeking bloody vengeance to running a health clinic in Rescue, Alaska.

He will never again risk loving someone he can’t protect.

His mother and sister were murdered in front of him, his fiancée slaughtered in a war zone.  Despite his popularity with women, he’s determined to remain unattached. His heart can bear no more loss.

Unfortunately, the universe isn’t listening.

First, his brother hires JJ, a fiery-haired, tough cop who lives on the edge of danger and has the biggest heart of anyone he knows.  And then, his disreputable past returns in the shape of an adorable, foul-mouthed nine-year-old daughter.  Now he has two loved ones to protect. An impossible task, because…

Life is dangerous. Especially in Alaska.

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

Oh these boys!! I am so in love with this series!! I mean each brother I fall for but I think broken Hawk is going to win my heart I the end.

Caz is such a great character. He is so full of love, but he will not fall in love. He will love and care for those in his family IE Gabe, Audrey, Lillian, etc but he will not let his heart fall in love again. The loss of his fiancée is too much for him to endure again.

JJ has had it with men. They are all liars and nasty POS. When she finally leaves her job to try the wilds of Alaska with a shove from a good friend, she soon learns this town is everything she wants but love will not be something she will even consider…until she sees a tall dark drink of water who is also the town whore annnnnd her bosses brother!! Life is suddenly complicated for the two. The chemistry is amazing but when Caz get a phone call that changes his life for the better, they really slow down to regroup. Caz needs to focus on his daughter and slowly sees he needs to focus on JJ as well. This woman has become just as important as his newfound daughter.

I love how the couple fight the push and pull. I love how Caz humors JJ into thinking its just a friends with benefits knowing at some point she will realize he is not leaving her any time soon. I loved the complex nature of the relationship the three of them have. JJ and Regan are both so unsure of where they fit in Caz life which in turn causes some drama for him to untangle.
This has been one of my favorite books this year!! I can’t wait for more!!

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – AJ Renee

A.J. Renee

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m AJ Renee, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I currently live in Illinois, but home is wherever my husband and kids are. I love a variety of things like reading, traveling, running, and vegging out on the couch.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I need my hot tea. I also can’t write if I’m distracted so sometimes that means listening to music if I use it to drown out other noises or no sounds when I’m home alone.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers and the other authors.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Kathleen Brooks

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

What is a schedule? HA! No seriously, I need to find a schedule, but I’ve been traveling more than usual. I try to get in my words when I can, but sometimes nothing happens.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Having a reader squeal with excitement when she met me.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Widower’s Aura, my debut. It has emotional value to me as I wrote it during a really hard time. I’ve dedicated it to one of my best friends who passed and I miss every day.

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#WOTR19 #SeriesReview #KU #Novellas – Love in Scrubs Series, books 1-3 by AJ Renee

Joshua – 

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room. 

The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.

Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.

When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?

Jason

Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.

Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.

Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?

Wes-

Nurse. Mom. Daughter. Natalia Kruze wore many hats, but mom was the role she was most proud of. As a single mom, she couldn’t be everywhere at once, but she had been blessed with a patient son and helpful parents. Dating wasn’t high on the priority list, so it was safe to say it had been years since she’d experienced any kind of electrifying spark from a man.

With her defenses low after missing another soccer game, a patient catches her eye. Sexy and decidedly stubborn, Wes Wilkins succeeds in leaving his ER visit with her number.

Had they finally found the love they deserved, or will they put their dreams second to their kids’ needs?


Goodreads



Joshua 4 Star Review – HERE

Jason 5 Star Review – HERE

Wes 4 Star Review – HERE

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Giveaway #Novella #ChapterReveal – Wes, Love in Scrubs book 3 by AJ Renee

Wes

From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room. 

Nurse. Mom. Daughter. Natalia Kruze wore many hats, but mom was the role she was most proud of. As a single mom, she couldn’t be everywhere at once, but she had been blessed with a patient son and helpful parents. Dating wasn’t high on the priority list, so it was safe to say it had been years since she’d experienced any kind of electrifying spark from a man.

With her defenses low after missing another soccer game, a patient catches her eye. Sexy and decidedly stubborn, Wes Wilkins succeeds in leaving his ER visit with her number.

Had they finally found the love they deserved, or will they put their dreams second to their kids’ needs?


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OTHER TITLES:

Finding Love at the Falls… (Short Story)

Fractured Fairytales Book One

Beauty Unmasked

Winter’s Surprise

A Deadly World: Vampires in Paris

Kylie: Crossing lines (Billionaires Club)

Unlucky in Love

Joshua

Jason

Wes

http://bit.ly/2GpXJu2


CHAPTER REVEAL:

Chapter One

Natalia

“Jeremy!” I yell and stare at the pile of clothes next to the hamper.

“What?”

My eyes narrow on my son’s beautiful face, and I remind myself how much I adore him. “Excuse me?”

“Yes, ma’am?”

I nod. “Were you working on your basketball skills and failed?”

Jeremy looks from me to the pile I’m still pointing at. “Oh.”

I exhale with exasperation. “Look, honey, we need to work like a team. Please clean up. I need to get you to school so I can start my shift. Don’t forget I won’t make it to today’s game. I’ll be home right after, so grab a ride with Mrs. Sanders if Grandma and Pops aren’t there.”

After kissing his temple, seeing as I can no longer reach the top of his head, I rush to plate the breakfast I threw together for us. This is my life. It may not have turned out like I dreamed, but I wouldn’t trade Jeremy in for the world.

I was a young mother at twenty-one—not quite a teen pregnancy but still hard. Jeremy’s father decided rather quickly fatherhood wasn’t for him and left us the moment two lines appeared. Thankfully, my parents stepped in and helped us. I managed to finish my Bachelor of Science in nursing with their assistance. I can’t count the number of times I showed up to class with spit-up on me. I’m sure if they swabbed my clothes in one of my labs, they would have found all sorts of new-mother fun.

After fourteen years of doing the parenting gig on my own, I can safely say it’s still a challenge. Dating is rare, and my parents are still around to help. I don’t ask for a lot of help now that Jeremy is older, but they still have us visit often.

Jeremy runs into the kitchen, backpack in hand, and picks up the fork on his plate. In a matter of moments, the plate is devoid of the eggs and toast I put on it. My kid looks up at me and to the stove, looking for the pan I already put in the dishwasher. “No more?”

“Grab a banana. We gotta go,” I tell him and toss my wallet into a small bag.

He grunts and carries his plate straight to the dishwasher without rinsing it. I sigh but don’t say a word. Over the years I’ve become better at picking my battles, and this isn’t one.

When we get to his school, we exchange “I love yous,” and I pat his thigh good-bye. When he leans over and hugs me, I smile. Squeezing him, I enjoy the rare treat of a teenage hug at school.

“Bye, honey.”

“Bye, Mom.”

My next stop, after watching him walk up the steps, is coffee. Thursday mornings are my designated java pick-up days. I rattle off four different orders and drive the last few blocks to work once I have them.

“Thank God!” Jenna cries and plucks her order from the carrier.

“One of those mornings?” I ask and set the rest on a table.

“One word. Puberty.” Jenna drinks a healthy gulp of joe.

I nod and lock up my things. “Gotcha. I’ll be missing yet another of Jeremy’s games if it makes you feel any better.” Jenna shoots me a meaningful look. She may not be a single mom like I am, but she misses her own share of activities. “Well, here’s hoping today is an easy one.”

Later that evening, I look at the clock and sigh. Jeremy’s game is halfway through by now, which means my guilt is high and I’m almost through with my twelve-hour shift. I hate missing so many of his games. These are moments I know I can’t get back. It hurts the worst when I see understanding in Jeremy’s eyes versus anger or frustration.

He’s a great kid. He does well in school, gives me very little attitude, and is talented in sports. I’m hoping if he keeps it up, he can earn a scholarship for college, but we have a few years left to really worry about that.

“Hey, stop that!” Jenna scolds.

“Stop what?” I ask and set down the marker I was using.

Jenna waves her hand around my face. “That. Honey, I know you hate missing his games, but he understands, so quit beating yourself up about it.”

“That’s the problem, Jenna.” I sigh. “He’s only a boy. He shouldn’t have to be this understanding about all the games I miss.”

“No, he shouldn’t, but life isn’t fair. You’ve got a great kid, girl. No matter what you think, you’re doing really well by him.”

“Natalia?” Kara, another nurse on shift, calls out.

“Yeah?”

“You’ve got a live one in room one.”

I nod and squeeze past Jenna who pats me on my back. “On my way.”

Pulling up the patient’s admittance tab on the computer, I read the notes and frown. Forty-year-old male with testicular pain. Walking down the hall toward the triage room, I sift through my knowledge of all the possible things responsible for testicular pain.

Once I learned I was having a boy, I put in extra focus into male anatomy and physiology. I was determined to keep my boy safe and healthy to my best ability. This thankfully helped me tackle those not-so-fun talks about puberty.

“Good evening—”

Any other words centered around good bedside manners blank in my brain the moment our eyes meet. Crap.

His crew-cut hairstyle highlights his strong jaw. A light smattering of hair grows along it, and my hand itches with the need to see if it will feel soft or rough along my palm. His jaw twitches, and I find a sheen of sweat on his brow. The pain reflecting in his hazel eyes pulls me back from my fog.

I clear my throat and hope I’m not blushing. “What brings you in this evening, Mr.—”

“Wilkins. Call me Wes. I don’t suppose there’s a male nurse on staff?”

My brows knit at his tone. “Sorry, there’s not,” I say. “What’s bothering you that a female nurse can’t help you with?”

“No, it’s not—” He attempts to sit up, and he grunts in pain.

I move to his side. “Lie back down,” I tell him gently.

“S-sorry. Don’t mean to be an ass.”

Concern fills me at his words and the way his eyelids lower in pain. “Talk to me. There’s no reason for you to suffer any pain. I assure you I can help even if I don’t have the same parts as you.”

“Definitely don’t have the same parts,” he mumbles. He draws in a deep breath and clears his throat. “My testicles hurt, and they’re swollen.”

“Okay, did you sustain an injury to them?” I ask reassuringly.

He looks away, and his words are too soft to hear.

I place my hand on his shoulder, and a weird sensation travels up my arm at the contact. He turns toward me, and I see he felt whatever just happened. “I can’t help you if you don’t talk to me,” I say, ignoring the strange event and removing my hand.

“I had a vasectomy yesterday.”

“Okay.” I think of common complications that could occur with the procedure. “Swelling and discomfort are common in the first forty-eight hours—”

His lips pull into a hard line. “It looks like I have three testicles.”

My eyebrow raises. “Three?”

“Yes.”

“Okay. We’ll look at it in a second. What have you done in the last twelve hours?”

His eyes dart away again, and I realize whatever he’s been doing was not what his doctor ordered. “Come on, fess up. If your testicles are this swollen, you weren’t lying down and resting like I’m sure your doctor ordered,” I say in my mom voice.

“I was at my kids’ baseball game…”

The way he says it leaves me thinking there is more. “Mhmm… sitting on the stands?”

He shakes his head. “No, coaching.”

“I see. Did anything happen, since I expect you weren’t sitting in a chair relaxing while you coached?”

“One of the boys fell. I, um, helped him up, and that’s when I stumbled in pain.”

“I don’t suppose you coach toddlers?” I ask, knowing he’s going to say no.

“No, freshmen.”

“Definitely surpasses the ten-pound weight restriction.”

His eyebrows snap together. “Look, I wasn’t going to miss the game!”

I raise my hands in the air. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean any offense. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been here all day, and I missed my son’s baseball game tonight. One of many.” I whisper the latter and turn away. “I’ll go see if the doctor is available to perform your exam.”

“Wait!” he calls out when I reach the door.

I stop but don’t face him. I can’t. If I do, he’ll see the tears forming. I’m never this short with my patients. I chalk it up to my emotions after missing out on another event in Jeremy’s life.

After a moment, he apologizes and I walk out. This handsome stranger has pressed more conflicting buttons than I care to admit. Ignoring the fact that a man hasn’t managed to fluster both me and my lady bits in… well, ever, he’s a patient and therefore off limits.

I received this book from the author for an honest opinion/Review.

After falling crazy in love with Jason and enjoying Joshua, when AJ offered me book 3 I was alllll on board!!!

I gotta say the way the characters are meeting in this series is KILLING ME!!  Wes has some issues with his “business”” and nurse Natalie is there to assist the doctor. *Snickers*   The chemistry between the two characters is tangible and makes you want to see how or when they meet up again.

I will admit I WONDERED if Wes going to be who I thought he was and loved the story line.  The two are very interested in each other but must worry about how their kids will take seeing their parent date.  Natalie’s son has never seen his mom really dating.  Reece’s dad just got divorced so dating could be odd.

I loved how the boys were always to #1 in both parents’ minds.  They worried and wondered if dating would be a good idea or cause issues with the kids all the while dying to be with the other one.

The epilogue is perfect and made me super happy for where these characters have been, and we can see their future.

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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