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Say No to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle (The Wildes of Lindow Castle #4) by Eloisa James [arc review- audio book]

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What is not to love about a well written, funny, and charming historical romance?
Blurb:
One little wager will determine their fate—a daring escape or falling into temptation with a rakish lord.

Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed—but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure.

No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan—but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches.

If he wins…she is his, for one wild night.

But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? In the most important battle of his life, he’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.


The review: 5 Stars

Betsy was an easy character to relate too. She longs to be independent and be able to do and say the same things any other man can. Wearing breeches and bidding at auction houses to name a few. She is determined and brave and unwilling to settle.  At the same time she is …

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa

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This book had been sitting on my kindle for a while, and now that the second one was released - War - I thought it was time to stop procrastinating and read it. I am glad I did :)
Blurb: They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. 

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him. 

And now, well, Sara might still…

Home at Chestnut Creek (Chestnut Creek #2) by Laura Drake [arc review]

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From an award-winning author who "writes real cowboys with heart and soul" (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) comes an unforgettable western romance about two strangers who learn that home is where the heart is. . .
Blurb:
First rule of life on the run: never get attached. Nevada Sweet knows that better than anyone-it's just too dangerous to stay put. And until now, she's never wanted to. But she gets more than she bargained for when she walks into the Chestnut Creek Café looking for a job. Despite the protective wall she's built, her coworker Joseph has her imagining a life she isn't yet convinced she deserves...

While Unforgiven, New Mexico has always been home, Joseph "Fishing Eagle" King still feels like an outsider-no matter how much he tries to give back to his Navajo community. Beneath Nevada's biting wit, he glimpses a similar vulnerability. Against all odds, Joseph finds himself falling for her, and it's clear she's…

Justified (Loveless, Texas #1) by Jay Crownover

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...

Fix Her Up ( Hot & Hammered #1) by Tessa Bailey [audio book]

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New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey launches a super sexy new series featuring the blue collar men who work for a HGTV-esq house flipping business. And its first book is nothing short of perfection! 

Her Deadly Secrets (Wolfe Security #2) by Laura Griffin [arc review]

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I don't read romantic suspense often, but when I do, I always enjoy it. Her Deadly Secrets kept me entertained and curious about where the story was going next. What else could I ask for? :)

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren [audio book]

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I love Christina Lauren and I never thought I would have to write a review less than positive for one of their books. But, here we are... I both loved it and hated it!

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5) by J.R. Ward

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I have not posted a review for a book published this many years ago in a while, and I was almost not going to... but I need to rant. I love V and his book was lacking in so many levels...

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez [audio book]

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Humm.... what to say what to say...
I really liked The Friend Zone. A lot of it was relatable, fun, funny, charming... but I can't say it was perfect.

"Food was my currency. Hungry was an emotion for me. I felt that shit in my soul."


Another Sky by Jayne Frost [ arc review ]

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Yet another great book by the fabulous Jayne Frost! I am so very glad I got introduced to her work last year, every single one of her books is better than the last. It has been a wonderful journey going back and reading her first book in the series and now the last and seeing how much her writing has changed/progressed since than. To say I have fallen in love with her work is an understatement.  So, with that in mind, lets chat Another Sky :)


Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh

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Paranormal Romance is my weakness, it is not surprising than that I absolutely loved this one. The third book in  the Psy-Changeling Trinity series delivered as much heat, humour, romance and heart as the previous two books. Cannot recommend enough :)

Hot for the Fireman (Boston Heat #1) by Gina L. Maxwell

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Another great book by the fabulous Gina Maxwell!  I am only two books away from having read all her stuff. It's a proud moment :)

For His Pleasure (Forbidden Lovers #3) by Shelly Bell [arc review]

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Another good read provided by Read Forever Pub! Some romance, some thriller...

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves [audio book]

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2019, Book 65 My FAVORITE so far!
What an amazing read!!!! What else did this amazing writer has out there? I must know!


Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar by Rachel Higginson [arc review]

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I have a weakness for Rock Star Romances... So needless to say, there was a good chance I was going to love this from the gecko. And love it I did!!!

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin [arc review]

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Bound as one to love, honor, or burn The romance was beautiful. The rest needed some work...

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer #1) by Maxym M. Martineau [arc review]

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Apparently Maxym M. Martineau is a debut author... Can all debut authors write fabulous stories like this please? Thanks :) Needless to say----> 5 Stars!!!

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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I wanted to love it...
...that didn't happen.

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang

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How delightful! I laughed, I swooned, I laughed some more...
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart..

Cowboy Rebel (Longhorn Canyon #4) by Carolyn Brown [arc review]

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Don't you just love discovering new authors? Read Forever has been introducing me to quite a few authors since I started working with them through my instagram and I love it! :) This week I discovered Carolyn Brown!  Also, is this the year of cowboy romances and I somehow lost the memo? So many have come out and are still coming out. I didn't even know I liked cowboy romances this much!!!!

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson [arc review]

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“Knowledge always has the potential to be dangerous. It is a more powerful weapon than any sword or spell.”
What a delightful read! Margaret Rogerson left me with a smile at the end ofAn Enchantment of Ravensand yet again here. This was a nice sweet read for fans of easy read young adult fantasies. Although very different than  her first book it still carries the same light hearted style of writing.

Unexpected (Start Up in the City #1) by Kelly Rimmer [arc review]

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Co-parenting with her best friend. What could go wrong? Overall a very sweet read. Kelly Rimmer did a great job!

Unbroken Cowboy (Gold Valley #5) by Maisey Yates [arc review]

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Maisey Yates is a new author to me and I am happy to say I will be reading from her again. This book was everything I didn't know I wanted. Once I started reading it I could not stop!

The Perfect Catch by Joanne Rock [arc review]

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Quick read with great potential!

Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton [arc review]

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This was not what I was expecting, but not in a bad way. I LOVED the story.  It was sweet and touching and had plenty of steamy moments too.  A good romance book all around!

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

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And Helena Hunting did it again! This fabulous author will never cease to amaze me.  The book was utterly adorable

Deadly Obsession (Steele Ops #1) by April Hunt [arc review]

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“April Hunt’s romantic suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.” New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster True that! I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. This romantic suspense was perfectly written.

The Revenge Plan by Linda Kage [arc review]

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I fell in love with Linda Kage's writing when I was introduced to her work with Monster Among the Roses - It was AMAZING!  I wanted to love this one too, but I neither loved it or hated it. Some parts were brilliant, others really annoyed me.

Heart of the Texas Doctor (Heart of Texas Book 1) by Eve Gaddy [arc review]

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Sunnies..... this was ADORABLE! I wanted a fast, sweet and light read last night and that is exactly what I got. Heart of  the Texas Doctor was all I was looking for and more. I smiled the whole way and went to bed happy. What else can one ask out of a romance novel?

Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh

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Yet another amazing work by the fabulous Nalini Singh. There was nothing not to love.  Fantastic paranormal world, swoon worthy characters, and a perfect romance!

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren [arc review]

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Christina Lauren is the penname of longtime writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 International bestselling authors of The Beautiful Series, Roomies, and others. I absolutely love their work and so it is unsurprising that I also loved The Unhoneymooners! It had the perfect blend of humor, romance and drama. Give me more!

Needing To Love You (Houston's Finest #2) by Erin Rylie [arc review]

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Another sweet read by the fabulous Erin! Needing to Love You was fast paced, charming and the main characters had just the right amount of chemistry.

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow [arc review]

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I am speechless and lost in a tsunami of emotions.  Kathleen Glasgow surprised me and shocked me with Girl in Pieces, and it is no different here. 
Grief sucks Grief stinks There is no happy ending in grief So needless to say (and true to what I now consider Kathleen Glasgow's style), there is no happy ending here either...

The Rose (The Red #2) by Tiffany Reisz [arc review]

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Adult content
Greek Mythology meets Romance and Erotica! I wasn't sure what to expect but boy did it delivered. I loved everything about it. “There is no shame in wanting to live inside your favorite stories.”

Dragon Fire (Vale of Stars #3) by Juliette Cross [arc review]

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Adult Content
I absolutely love Juliette Cross and it is always a great day when I get to read one of her books.

The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2) by Ashley Poston [arc review]

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Did I like The Princess and the Fangirl? Yes I did. Did I like it as much as Geekerella ? No way...

Realism (Sugar and Spice, Ink #1) by Evan Grace [arc review]

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Every once is a while you read a book that can be easily described with one word. This is one of those times. Realism was adorable. Everything about it put a smile on my face.

Bloodleaf (Bloodleaf #1) by Crystal Smith [arc review]

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Do you ever go into a book completely blind? I almost never do that these days, specially when it comes to Young Adult books. But... blind into it I went. I read the blurb after I had started the book and I have no regrets. Outside of romance YA Fantasy is a favorite genre of mine and I would have picked this one out regardless.

Hard Loving Cowboy (Crossroads Ranch #3) by A.J. Pine [arc review]

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Hard Loving Cowboy was a wonderful heartfelt story about facing your demons and finding your way. It was emotional, touching, and most importantly: so very romantic!

When a Duchess Says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2) by Grace Burrowes [arc review]

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4.5 Stars :)
Best selling author Grace Burrowes has once again delivered a phenomenal historical romance. When a Duchess Says I Do was -as the fabulous author Mary Balogh put it- "Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic".
Duncan Wentworth tried to help a damsel in distress once and things did not go well, he promised not to do so again. 
Matilda is clever, sweet, and very capable of taking care of herself. But she is in trouble and in need of a 'knight in shinning armor'. She is running away from problems that could destroyed her life and those who discover her secrets. 
When their paths cross Duncan can't resist it. His good and honorable heart takes over. He has to help her.
I absolutely loved their friendship and courtship. Duncan and Matilda were perfect for each other. Duncan's never ending patience and faith on Matilda is praiseworthy and made their slow burn romance all the more touching. It was absolutely adorable how they talked to each other in chess metaph…

Slow Ride (Road to Love #2) [arc review]

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"You can't put the brakes on love..." -Thank you Harlequin Publicity Team for the free book-

Text Me Baby One More Time (Text #4) by Teagan Hunter

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I have finally caught up with the Text series! It has been a wonderful ride and at least one of the books in the series is likely to make into my end of the year list of favorites.

Day of the Dragon (Dragon Hunter #2) by Katie MacAlister & Guest Review by Romance Reader Blog [arc review]

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I feel about this book very close to how I felt towards the other book in this 'series':  Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter. It was good in some parts, but some things just didn't work...

Hot and Badgered (Honey Badger Chronicles #1) by Shelly Laurenston

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Every now and than you get on the 'trend' train and regret it. This was one of those instances. For some reason a lot of people loved this book. I can't say I share the sentiment. It was not for me at all. As I often tell my friends on bookstagram: there is a book for everyone!

Can't Text This (Text #3) by Teagan Hunter

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This is the best book in the series so far! No offense to all the others but I am all for Robbie...

Let's Get Textual (Text #1) by Teagan Hunter

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Just what the doctor recommended :) A light hearted, funny, charming and very well written romantic comedy! A huge thank you goes to my beautiful friend Megan@watchmereadingnerdy for the Text series books. Starting the second book straight away.

The Cowboy Next Door (Montana Strong #2) by R.C. Ryan [arc review]

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Hello Hello sunnies! Don't you just love discovering new authors? I most certainly do :)  R.C. Ryan, I am your new fan! A huge thanks to the Read Forever Team for providing me with a copy of this book.

Hardest Fall (Dominion, #2) by Juliette Cross [arc review]

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Congratulations Juliette Cross on another phenomenal book! Needless to say it, I loved it.
The Blurb:
The tattooed demoness, Bone, doesn’t like anything except the magical weapons she makes. But she has hidden talents few know about. When I was brought to her near death, she used her Seraph song to manipulate flesh and bone to save me. But she wasn’t happy about it. 

Now I must return the favor. Even though she refuses to take sides in the apocalypse, there’s one job she’s not willing to do for the demon prince Rook. If she doesn’t, her head will end up on a spike. Of course, there’s a good chance we’re all going to die anyway, but I will do anything to protect this fierce woman—and not just because she saved me.


So now we’re both off to kill a demon—or three—and possibly save the world.

5 Stars

I really really love the world Juliette created. It's original, it's exciting, it's enthralling... I was captivated by the story and its setting from beginning to end. 
Bone was a fabu…

Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren [audio-book]

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I absolutely LoVe Christina Lauren's work. There are a few of their books that I have not been able to read when they were published and I am finally getting to them. I have Dating You / Hating You in paperback but I actually had this on audio through my local library and listened to it while I worked on my paintings. It was soooooo good. I finished my paintings and sat on my couch listening to the rest later in the night. It was great!

Bennett Mafia by Tijan [arc review]

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WOW! This was sooooooooo good The wait is finally over. Tijan has finally written another Mafia Romance: the sub-genre that made me fall in love with her books in the first place. It was nothing like the Carter Reed books or Cole but it was just as amazing.  I'm thrilled. I'm ecstatic. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. PlEaSe WrItE more Mafia Romance :)

The Good Ones (Happily Ever After #1) by Jenn McKinlay

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This was sooooooooo cute! Thank you Berkley Romance for sweetening up my evenings with this fab free read. From the first page to the last, an absolute blast! (yes, I know I am bad at rimming. Had to try though 😂)

Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh

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Nalini Singh has been on my TBR for a very long time, I even have some of her books on my shopping cart on amazon (and they have also been there it's been a while). Friends that know my love for PNR have been trying to get me to read her books constantly.  But, if you read a lot you know it is hard to get to older releases when there are so many new books coming out...  Thanks to Berkley Romance though- who kindly sent me a copy of Silver Silence- I finally got to read one of her books! And, well... her books are no longer on my shopping cart... they are coming my way :) Silver Silence was a fantastic read and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch #3) by Rin Chupeco [arc review]

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Whenever you really love a series it is really difficult to write a review for the last book. It is no different here. I stumbled upon The Bone Witch by accident when the arcs were first going out and the second I finished the book I requested an arc for the second one. I really enjoyed the book.  The second book, The Hear Forger, is going to be one of my favorite YA fantasy reads for a long time still. I reread my favorite passages before diving into the last one, had to be done. And so, it is with a heavy heart I say goodbye to The Bone Witch series.

Sweet Victory (Fighting for Love #4) by Gina L. Maxwell

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The Year is 2019 and this is read number 17!  I know you didn't ask, but I am telling you anyway. I feel like sharing 🤣
Sweet Victory was GREAT! I am struggling to decide if I like this one better than the first book or not - Seducing Cinderella - Decisions decisions... let's see if writing a review helps me decide hey?

Flare Up (Boston Fire #6) by Shannon Stacey [arc review]

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Shannon Stacey is a new author to me and I am glad to have discovered her. This was a lovely romance and I am now looking forward to reading the books on the other couples! 
Blurb: Nursing a broken heart while everybody around him seems to be drowning in happiness has Grant Cutter wondering whether staying with Engine 59—or even Boston Fire—is in his future. It’s tempting as hell to pack up what fits in his Jeep and hit the road. But then a 911 call brings the woman who shattered his heart back into his life, and he knows he won’t ever be able to fully leave her in his rearview mirror.

For a few months, Wren Everett had thought the nightmare of her past was behind her and she might live happily ever after with Grant. Until she got the phone call letting her know the time her ex had spent in jail for assault hadn’t cooled his temper or determination that she belonged with him. Cutting ties with Grant was the hardest thing she’d ever had to do, but it was also the only way to keep him saf…

Stroke of Luck by B.J. Daniels [arc review]

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The plot was nuts. The crime/suspense that was going on the background made me laugh and roll my eyes constantly. That being said, the romance was utterly adorable and even the ridiculous plot I couldn't help but love in the end...

Drifter (Commander in Briefs #3) by Kristy Marie [arc review]

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This was my first read by Kristy Marie and it will not be the last. I am already looking into the other books in the series. Drifter was funny, romantic, entertaining, touching... it had all the things needed to make a fabulous contemporary romance. I won't be surprise if this book makes into my favorite list in the end of the year. And since we are still in January, I would say that says a lot about the book hey?!

The Conspiracy (Maximum Security #1) by Kat Martin [arc review]

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Do you like romantic suspense? If so, this might just be what you are looking for. I can't say I often read romantic suspense, but it is nice to have a break from the routine and read something different every now and than.

Pan (a Neverland novel Book 1) by Gina L. Maxwell [arc review]

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Pan has one of the most adorable scenes in romance I've read in a very very long time. For that alone it is worth reading. But luckily for us all, everything else about it was adorable too. The utmost perfect adult contemporary version of Peter Pan!

Fighting for Irish (Fighting for Love #3) by Gina L. Maxwell

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Three books down in 2019 so far, all older releases, and all amazing books! I love reviewing arcs (and my next read just happens to be one), but there is something special about finding an older book by an author you love. I am really enjoying the Fighting for Love series. It is not what I expected from Gina after reading the Playboys in Love series, but not in a bad way. It is steamy but also sweet, specially this one. Do I prefer it over Playboys in Love? never LOL Roman from Ruthless has me till end of time. But, he does have stiff competition, Irish was fab!

Devil's Reach #1 #2 and #3 by J.L. Drake

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*adult content*
I was really in a mood for a dark romance, the last one I read just didn't do it for me. I am very pleased to say this one was Fabulous!  All I hoped for and more.