Erika Reed-Deceived

I read the first book in this series back when it came out, so when I got the chance to read Deceived, I jumped on it. I really enjoyed the first book, so I figured the second would be just as good. And it was. And there were things that I liked about it more than I liked about the first one.

So, Mac was in the military. But, he was injured, rather severely, and was medical’ed out. He decided that he would start a bounty-hunting agency. He would go out and hunt down people who have skipped bail, or who need to get got. As his nephews got out of the military or needed a job, he hired them on. Now that they are there, he lets the younger men go out and do all the field work, while he stays at the office and runs things.

Ten years ago, Mac was on leave and met a woman in a bar. He and Avery spent an amazing week together, but she disappeared in the middle of the night. He’s spent the last 10 years comparing every woman to Avery. Now he has the chance to look for her, and he’s finally found her.

Avery thinks back fondly to that week. It came at a horrible time in her life and was a little bit of light. But, it’s nothing more than a fond memory. Right until she walks out of her son’s school and sees Mac standing there, waiting for her. Now her past has hit her present and she’s not sure what she’s going to do.

So, right off the bat, here’s one of the things I really liked about this book, Avery is an older heroine. As a 40something, it’s nice to see a heroine close to my age. Don’t get me wrong, I generally have no problems reading about pretty young things, but sometimes reading about someone closer to my age is really nice. Especially when paired with an older man. I liked the premise, we all know that I like a good second-chance romance, even when it’s not totally a second-chance, 1.5-chance, maybe. Yeah, I think that works well. Either way, I like that whole trope, so it’s no surprise that I liked the story. There isn’t a whole lot of drama in this book, which isn’t a problem. I mean, there was still some conflict in the story, but not a lot of external drama and angst. You can’t have a story without some kind of conflict going on, but it’s not overwhelming and is enough to move the story along and make things better.

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I really don’t have anything to put down here, I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of a grill, since Mac and his guys do have cookouts.

OK, I lied, I do have one thing. I do like that Avery’s son isn’t Mac’s son. It’s a change from other stories in this trope.

So, that’s all I have to say now. Go check out the books in this series. Happy reading!

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Anna Edwards-Legacy of Succession

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“Welcome, ladies, the next few weeks will decide your future. But before all that, let me introduce you to my son, Nicholas. To one of you, he’ll be a future husband. To the rest, a nightmare who will haunt your dreams for whatever time you have left.”

Victoria, born into a life of luxury, is about to discover that this will cost her a chance of freedom. She’s been hidden away to protect her virtue. Will the sheltered life leave her struggling in upcoming trials?

Nicholas is the son of a Duke. He’ll inherit the title on his thirtieth birthday. He’s been prepared for this moment all his life, but he didn’t count on falling for one of the girls he has to torture to choose a bride.

The ‘Legacy of Succession’ is a dark romance set in a corrupted aristocratic family. Nicholas is arrogant and driven; Victoria is the chaste rich girl. Together, can they free themselves of a society intent on corruption and inflicting pain that’ll destroy more than just their lives?

Let’s build a better world together rather than just extinguish the fires of hate.

About Anna

Anna hails from the rural countryside near London. She previously worked as an accountant, and while she still does a bit of accountancy on occasion, the majority of her time is now spent writing and looking after her family.

An avid reader herself, Anna turned to writing to combat depression and anxiety after her diagnosis in 2015. She loves travel, hunky heroes with dirty mouths, demure but spunky heroines, and dramatic suspense. You will find all four woven into each of her magical stories.

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Golden Angel-Arabella’s Taming

For some odd reason, every time I thought about this book, I wanted to called it Taming Arabella, which means that I had to check to make sure that I had it right about 14 times. I wouldn’t want to send out the wrong title. So, as of right now, it’s all present and correct. LOL.

Anyway, back to Arabella’s Taming. Golden Angel writes all kinds of stuff from dark, under her other pen name, Dark Angel, to funny and sexy, like her Big Bad Bunnies series. OMG, if you haven’t read that, then you really need to go read those books, because they are really so funny and hot. She’s also written a series of historical domestic disciplines called the Bridal Discipline books. The books are all interconnected and feature a group of friends and relatives who all end up married to each other, in some way or other. They include 2 sets of brothers, close female friends, a step-mother and her step-daughter. It all works out. Arabella is the last one of the group to get married, and the last book in the series.

Arabella has fallen in love with Thomas, whose brother is married to her good friend Gabrielle and who is good friends with her brothers Benedict and Issac. Issac has been trying to get Thomas, who is looking for a bride by the end of the London Season, to marry Arabella, but Thomas has a list of traits that he wants his bride to meet, and high-spirited, outspoken, bold, brash, and occasionally impetuous Arabella does not meet with his criteria. While yes, she’s attractive, intelligent, and able to manage his household and hostess duties, he sees all her faults and they overwhelm everything. He doesn’t want a wife he has to tame, he wants a sweet, biddable, already tamed woman as a wife. Thomas wants to come home to a nice roaring fire in the fireplace, not a bonfire outside.

Arabella has a habit of listening at keyholes because she would never know anything in any other way. Sadly, this was one of the times she decided to listen to the keyhole and she got to listen to the man she loves run her down and tell her brothers how unsuitable she is. Even worse, this Season she’s tried so very hard to be good, just so that Thomas could see how well she would suit as his bride. What she heard destroyed her and broke her heart, and made her decide that she would just be who she was and hang what Thomas thought. He didn’t want her? Fine, she didn’t want him either.

This leads to one of the biggest rakes of London, the Marquess of Hartford, to come ask her brother Issac if he could court Arabella and her agreeing to it. Arabella has decided that she no longer wants a love marriage, and marrying Hartford would be a lot of fun at least. But… is that what she really wants?

OK, I pretty much loved Arabella. She lives out loud. She enjoys herself when she can, supports and protects her friends, and is fierce and loving. She’s also a weeeeee bit impetuous and doesn’t always think ahead. As the sister of a Duke, she’s been somewhat protected by her behaviors, since no one is going to really censure her. She has also learned how to be a little manipulative and since she’s the baby of the family, she’s been relatively spoiled and no one has really reined her in. All in all, she’s an amazing character and one that I greatly liked and enjoyed reading about. Thomas is a good man, and for part of the book, I was pretty sure that was all I would be able to say about him. But, I knew that there had to be more to him than that because Golden wouldn’t do that. And he is a good man, but he has hidden depths that turned him into a truly delightful character.

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Alright, overall, Thomas was delightful, but he really had a learning curve to deal with. It seemed to me like he wasn’t always as realistic about Arabella as he should’ve been. After their wedding, I’m not sure why he wouldn’t think that she wouldn’t want to continue to go out galloping in the morning, since it was something that she’s done the whole time she was in London, excepting for when she was planning a huge Society wedding in a week. I totally supported Arabella in this one, because he was way in the wrong. However, I also agree with part of what Thomas said.

I do like that Thomas has his own lessons to learn, like when they are leaving London and he keeps arguing with Arabella about riding the day after she’s been punished. His dad had to school him there, and then Arabella did too, when they got to where they were going.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. Go check out all of Golden Angel’s Bridal Discipline books if you like historical romance. Happy reading!

Renee Rose- King of Diamonds Preview

I take what I want…
King of Diamonds by Renee Rose releases on JUNE 2nd!

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I WARNED HER.

I told you not to set foot in my casino again. Because if I see you swing those hips around my suite, I’ll pin you against the wall and take you hard. And I have a feeling once I make you mine, I’m not gonna set you free.

Because I am king of the Vegas underground and I take what I want.

So run. Stay the hell away from my casino.

Or I’ll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees.

Break you.

 

About the Author:
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky romance novels. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Historical, Best Erotic, Best Ageplay and favorite author. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in the Erotic Paranormal, Western and Sci-fi categories. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams. To receive FREE Renee Rose books, click here.

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Marissa Honeycutt-Master of My Heart Available Now!

Title: Master of My Heart
Series: Finding Sabrina Part 2
Author: Marissa Honeycutt
Genre: Dark Romance w/ PNR Elements
Release Date: May 29, 2018

When life goes wrong, can it ever be made right?

Five years ago, Sabrina left Boston anticipating her short stay back home to be full of joy and hope. Instead, she became the leading role in her own living hell. Nothing more than a shadow of her former self, she escapes a malevolence determined to break her, and returns to Boston, trying to regain a semblance of the girl she once was. 

The girl without nightmares. 

The girl without shame and fear. 

Five years ago, Chase lost his heart and has compared every woman he encounters to the green-eyed beauty he met on the yacht. His life didn’t turn out quite the way he expected, but he has grown stronger through his trials. Now, a marriage deadline is looming and the woman he wants seems to be a ghost trapped in his past. 

Fate brought them together. Evil tore them apart. 

Can Chase lead Sabrina into the light before she’s lost to the darkness forever? 


***Please note this is Part Two of a four-part series. It must be read in order, or nothing will make any sense.

Author of Gut-Wrenching Darkness

“If Stephen King got together with Tom Clancy and wrote an erotica book…,”

…is how Marissa describes her books when asked. She doesn’t seek to write any particular genre, style, or length, only following her gut instincts and the lead of her characters. The Life of Anna crosses many genre lines including erotica, suspense, psychological thriller, horror, political conspiracy, paranormal, and romance. Marissa’s story of Anna began with a dream about being kidnapped with Adam Savage from Mythbusters (Yes, really). Over the next year and a half, it morphed into the story that is now known as “The Life of Anna.” She has also published Distorted Hope, which is based on her kidnapped dream. Abandoned Grace was published last year as a side story to The Life of Anna.

Marissa stays busy running her household, fending off two adorable kittens, and interacting with her readers on social media. She is a self-proclaimed geek and is striving to learn the basics of graphic design. She is also actively pursuing a more natural lifestyle, which includes essential oils, natural cleaning products, and whole, organic foods. Marissa’s addictions include the Science and History Channels, anything chocolate mint, vintage books, cute kitty cats and laughter.

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Golden Angel-Arabella’s Taming

She’ll behave however she pleases…
Until Lord Hood has his say in the matter.

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Lady Arabella Windham, sister to the Duke of Manchester, has given up on ever attracting the positive attention of Lord Thomas Hood. After discovering he still sees her as the same hoydenish young woman she was in the past, no matter her current perfectly ladylike behavior, and realizing she will never match up to his infamous list of attributes for a wife, she throws caution to the wind and becomes more reckless than ever.

Why bother being good if it’s not going to even be noticed, much less acknowledged?

When her return to feckless and indiscreet behavior results in disgrace however, it’s Lord Thomas Hood who is caught up in the scandal with her. With a strong-willed bride determined to make her new husband dance to her tune and a stubborn lord determined to curb his new wife’s imprudent ways, is a happily-ever-after even possible?

Despite being part of a series, Arabella’s Taming may be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

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Philip’s Rules
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Upon marrying the Marquess of Dunbury, Cordelia Astley is relieved to be free of her past. Though she accepts that her union is not one of love, she’s grateful to her new husband and well suited to him. All would be perfect but for her difficult stepdaughter, Gabrielle. What will become of the Marquess’s new bride and her demanding stepdaughter under his stern discipline?

Undisciplined
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Gabrielle Astley is receiving her debut and finds herself drawn to the rakishly attractive Felix Hood, her guardian’s best friend, in her search for a husband. And though Felix is taken with both the young woman and her smart mouth, he’s quite certain he’s not ready for marriage.

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Wed to protect the bride’s honor, it’s their lovely country honeymoon that reveals to both Felix and Gabrielle that they are, at the very least, a smart match behind closed doors. But when the couple returns to London society, will Gabrielle’s affections for her husband be spurned by his eyes for her stepmother?

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The heavy-handed Duke of Manchester is falling for the desperate woman who trapped him into marriage. And though he’s tempted by his bride, he will not rest until he’s discovered all of Lydia’s secrets.

Benedict’s Commands
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Merry widow Lady Christina Rowan realizes she’s become far too emotionally attached to her lover, the dashing Benedict Windham, but dismissing him proves more difficult than anticipated. Can Benedict convince the Dowager-Marchioness of Stanhope to to once again have a lover that she truly loves?

About Angel

Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a “kinky” bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn’t get them out, she’s pretty sure she’d go just a little crazy.

She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

She believes the world is a better place when there’s a little magic in it.

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Dani Rene-Ruthless

Dani Rene has done it again. She’s made me embrace one of the deadly Seven Sins. Ok, now that you’re done laughing, yes, let’s just all agree that Dani didn’t really need to make me embrace anything. I’m a wicked sinner all on my own. Of course, if she wants to send Carrick my way so that I can practice sinning, I wouldn’t complain overly much.

Bringing up Carrick isn’t really a digression or anything, since our main male character today is his  Ruthless brother, Callan, and parts of the book take place in Carrick’s club, Seven Sins.

When Callan and Cayleigh ended up in Chicago to visit their brother, 6 months ago, Carrick told them the club was open to them. He warned Callan off of one person, though, Madison Parker, the daughter of a senator. That doesn’t stop Callan from being obsessed with her though. For 6 long months, he has looked at her every Friday and imagined all the filthy things he could do to her.

Madison has to be “on” all the time. As her father’s daughter, she has to look pretty, be compassionate, and always, always, always protect the family brand. There is only one place where she feels like she can be herself with no one judging her or wanting something from her. Every Friday night, she goes to Seven Sins with her friend Amber for a drink. She never scenes there, in fact, she’s never scened anywhere, but it’s a safe place for her to be. The first time she noticed Callan, she was drawn to him and hasn’t been able to shake that magnetic draw. Callan is everything her “boyfriend” Hudson isn’t.

There are all kinds of things going on in this book. All kinds of good, twisty, bad, twisted kinds of things. There is so much more than just Callan and Madison, but then again, there is nothing as important as Callan and Madison. When we first met Callan in  Carrick’s book, I realllllly didn’t like him. I thought he was an asshole of epic proportions. I wasn’t sure how Dani would be able to redeem him, but I was looking forward to reading his book and finding out. Well, he’s still an asshole of rather grand proportions, at times, but getting into his head and finding out his POV and discovering what’s in his head really did help redeem him and turned me into a true Callan believer. Now Madison. Her I identified with a lot. I could totally understand where she was coming from and how she was feeling. There were a lot of things that happened that I completely understood why she did them. Dani has the skill of writing heroines that are both incredibly strong and incredibly vulnerable. It can’t be an easy thing to do, but it’s something that she does really well. I thought that Madison was an amazing character.

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I knew Hudson was a slimy little git from the very first time that we saw him. I mean, just, what a fucking dickbag. From the first time he showed up, I wanted really, really, really bad things to happen to him. Really bad things.

I don’t know whether to feel sorry for Madison’s dad or not. Yeah, he did bad shit, but he was also kind of pushed into some of it, so… Yeah, I don’t know. I still suspect that he offed her mom or had her offed, but I’m just a suspicious person that way.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. I totally suggest that you read every single Dani Rene book in the world because they are that good. I love them all. So, go find them, and happy reading!