Review: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

Today I get to bring to you a great novel by the phenomenal Emma Chase.  This is the fourth book in her Royally series.  Every dynasty has a beginning and this is Lenora and Edwards story.  This was a really great book.  It has a lot of emotion that will definitely bring tears to your eyes.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Happy Book Birthday to Royally Yours!

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Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

Review:

Princess Lenora has been raised to be the first Queen of Wessco.  But, when it is her turn to take the reigns all her advisors and parliament want is her to get married.  Edward gave up on court life.  He has no drive to be anything but an adventurer.  That is until his brother asks him to come home to take back over.  His brother also has another request…marry the queen.  Lenora and Edward are like oil and water.  Until they finally give each other a chance.  Can a true love story come from an arranged marriage or will Edward flee the life that he desperately hates?

I loved this book.  This is the first in the series that I have read and now I really want to go back and read all the previous books.  This is technically the prequel that starts the family.  Lenora and Edwards love story, though non-traditional, becomes quite epic.  Emma Chase was able to bring all of the heart-wrenching emotions into this book.  You will laugh, cry and swoon before you finish the last chapter.  this is a story that sucks you in and won’t let you go.  I still have a book hang over from this epic love story.  If you are like me and haven’t picked up this series yet, then run out and pick up this fantastically written series that will leave you swooning.

 

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Review: The Society (Ascension #4) by K.A Linde

Today, I get the immense pleasure to bring to you the fourth installment of K.A Linde’s Ascension series.  The Society picks up exactly where The Consort left off.  Cyrene and her gang are desperate to find a way to save their world.  What they don’t realize is they will go to places they never knew existed.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.

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The fourth book in the fantasy Ascension series that NYT bestselling author Susan Dennard called “perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas.”

War is on the horizon.

All while a new power grows strong, threatening the very balance of good and evil.

Desperate to save her homeland, Cyrene goes in search of the dragons that may be the key to ending this battle—and heal her dying friend.

Can Cyrene master her magic to save the world?

Review:

Cyrene finds herself desperate to find help for her bound-sister, Avoca.  While their travels send them in search of mystics and healers she must also learn to control the power within her.  As she is desperate to find answers, Kael has fully taken control of Byern and yearns for even more power.  The network of spies that lie beneath Byern are growing stronger and yearn for a leader to help them take their world from the dark force that is taking it over.  Cyrene knows to win this war she must travel to find the lost dragons.  Will Cyrene be able to do all that is needed and save her friends and the world before the growing power destroys all she holds dear?

OMG!  I can’t even with this book.  I didn’t think this world could get any better than it already was but this book blew my expectations out of the water.  Cyrene’s journey is so enthralling.  Her quest for the dragons, control of her magic and saving Avoca propels this book to a whole new level.  You really sink further into this world and get to see all of the characters grow.  Dean and Cyrene really start to grow back together too.  After the previous book and his betrayal I wasn’t sure if they would be able to salvage anything that happened between them, but their relationship has redeveloped and made their characters more dynamic.  Ahlvie and Avoca are another story that has truly come together finally.  What I truly loved about this book is when the characters that contain the light are present you can almost feel the light radiating off of the page.  In the same token, when the characters that contain the dark are present you feel them drag you into that feeling.  It truly was a fantastic book that will definitely leave you going WTF? in some parts and begging for October 2019 to hurry up and get here.  This book is part 4 in a series that is ongoing.  You will need to read it in order.

My review for The Affiliate (Ascension #1) is here

My review for The Bound (Ascension #2) is here

My review for The Consort (Ascension #3) is here

Happy Release Day! Reveling in Sin by Meghan March

 

 

Whitney Gable is the kind of woman you fight to the death to protect.

To keep.

To cherish.

I’ve finally learned my lesson, and it’s time to prove I’m the man who’s worthy of her.

I don’t care what it takes, because failure is not an option.

No matter who or what stands in our way—this time, she’ll be mine forever

 

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A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends.

Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes.

I didn’t know or care what her name was.

Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man.

She hates me, and she should.

I objected on her wedding day.

Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger.

They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable.

I’ll never be done with her.

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Guilty until proven innocent.

That’s the way the world works, right?

I’m tired of being convicted without evidence, all because my last name is Gable.

The Riscoffs might own this town, but I’m done following their rules.

If only I could forget just how easily Lincoln Riscoff can drag me under his spell.

 

 

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Review: The Consort (Ascension #3) by K.A Linde

Today, I get to bring to you the third book in the fantastic Ascension series.  This book takes us further into the world that Cyrene is becoming a bigger part in and Kael is choosing darker paths.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.

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After the loss of a friend and a false imprisonment in an Eleysian dungeon, Cyrene has no interest in destiny. Her heart was shattered, friends scattered, and her home is nothing but a pretty illusion. Even her magic won’t cooperate.

Only desperation can turn her to the last person she should trust:

Prince Kael.
His darkness mirrors a growing force lurking within her. A struggle she never imagined threatens to consume her. And as friends and foes begin to show their true colors, she starts questioning whether anyone is who they seem.

Even herself.

Review:

Cyrene finds herself emprisioned and betrayed by the man she has fallen for.  Her heart broken she feels aimless.  When Kael comes to retrieve her she does the only thing she thinks she can and moves toward Kael’s pull.  The closer she gets the more she realizes and sees where the dangers really lie.  Her choices have so much weight now.  Will she be able to make the choices that will propel her toward her destiny or will she doom everyone?

This was a terrific addition to this series.  Carrying Cyrene’s story to the next level really adds so much more emotional depth to her character.  Her pain, love, confusion and torment are all felt through the words of the phenomenal K.A Linde.  The world that she has built with this story truly brings it to striking color.  The emotion and choices all the characters must make really bring a air of realism to a completely fictional world.  In this third installment, we get to see more of our favorite character, Avoca, Ahlvie, Dean, Orden, Vera and Matilde.  This band really help to pave the way for how the story will go.  Without them, this series wouldn’t be as dynamic as it already is.  If you haven’t started this series yet, you need to start.  This is NOT a standalone book.  This is part of an ongoing series that I guarantee you will devour the moment you get your hands on them.

Find my review of The Affliate (Ascension #1) here

Find my review of The Bound (Ascension #2) here

Review: The Simple Life by Tara Sivec

Today, I get to bring to you the fantastic Tara Sivec’s newest standalone novel, The Simple Life.  This is a perfect fall romance novel with all the steamy scenes and snarky comments.  For my full review, keep reading after the blurb.  Believe me you will want to run out and pick this up as soon as you read it.

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Brooklyn Manning thought her life was perfect in every way, until it crumbled down around her and turned into a dumpster fire. With her pride wounded and her tail tucked between her legs, she leaves New York and goes back to her tiny hometown of White Timber, Montana.

No more twenty-four-hour taco trucks, no more shopping at the best designer stores within walking distance, no more giving taxi drivers the finger when they angrily honk at her. She didn’t think it could get any worse. But then Clint Hastings walked into the room and insulted her.

Her arch nemesis from high school is no longer a nerdy computer whiz, masturbating to pictures in PC World magazine in his free time (allegedly). He’s grown up to be a hot-as-hell cowboy, and she has no other choice but to be a smart ass right back to him. After all, it’s what they do. It’s what they’ve always done, and twelve years apart hasn’t changed anything.

Only this time, getting under each other’s skin is a hell of a lot more fun than it used to be.

Review:

Brooke had the perfect life in New York.  She had the perfect job, life and boyfriend.  That is until her boyfriend’s wife shows up and knocks her out and pictures laying with her panties showing are everywhere now.  Now, she needs to go back to the one place she’d never go back.  After a few weeks, she finds a job as a nanny.  This is a good temp job for her except two things.  1. She hates kids 2. The father of these kids is her childhood nemesis, Clint.  Since she is stuck she might as well make do and try to survive the children and her building attraction to Clint.  When childhood misunderstandings and past hurts finally get cleared up where does that finally leave them?  Can Brooke really come home and forget about her perfect life in New York?

This is simply one of the sweetest, sexiest and funny books you will read this fall.  Brooke is definitely not a loveable character in the beginning.  Her haughty manner and better than everyone else attitude really turns you against her.  Clint is arrogant, rude and spiteful.  As their story develops and their relationship with each other and Clint’s girls they really become characters that you love.  Tara Sivec does a phenomenal job building up the sexual tension between the two of them.  When they finally kiss its just as sexy as any sex scene.  Along with Clint and Brooke are the unforgettable friends and family that don’t forget anything because it is a small town.  If you are looking for your next great love story for your fall cozy up and read days, then look no further.

Cover Reveal: Cruel Money by K.A Linde

 

 

Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.

She was supposed to be a one night stand.

A way to sate my sexual appetite.

I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life.

But she ripped open that divide–and there’s no going back.

Now, she’s here. In my city.

I don’t care that I’m Manhattan royalty and she’s the help.

Only that she’s living in my summer home. With me.

And I want more.

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Review: Legacy of Lies by Tara Leigh

Today we are celebrating the release of LEGACY OF LIES by Tara Leigh! LEGACY OF LIES is the first novel in the series and you can purchase it now for $2.99.

THRONE OF LIES is a prequel novella from the Legacy of Lies series and it is available now, too.

 

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Blurb:

Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
I believed I was entitled to all of it.
My legacy.

Jolie Chapman.
I thought I was entitled to her, too.
My love.

In a scandal that set our families against each other, I lost.
My legacy.
My love.
Everything.

I was heir to a throne built on lies, my crown forged from corruption.
Stripped of everything I’d been raised to consider my birthright.
Including my princess—who wasn’t mine, after all.

I’ve spent the past decade rebuilding my life, on my own terms.
Money. Status. Wealth. Power.
They’ve been earned.

Now I’ve returned to Manhattan for redemption, too.
Jolie wasn’t supposed to be here.
… And I wasn’t supposed to care.

Screw me once, shame on you.
Screw me twice—
Who am I kidding? I don’t believe in second chances anymore.

Review:

Tripp and Jolie were both stripped of their money, power and each other a decade ago.  Now, Tripp has made his own millions and makes sure that what happened to him never happens to anyone else again.  Jolie has made her life on the runway all around the world.  She has now come home to settle back down and make a real life for her settle back down and develop her own business.  The one person who broke her heart she never thought she’d see again.  That is until unknowingly she begins working with him.  The love between them is too strong to keep them apart.  When truths and secrets are laid bare will these two broken people finally find themselves together or will their pasts destroy them?

This was one heck of an addictive read.  The continuation of Tripp and Jolie’s story is both heartwrenching and emotional.  It really makes the reader question what would have happened if the worst events in their lives that tore them apart didn’t happen.  Would life have turned out better or was the trauma all part of the journey.  Tripp and Jolie truly developed into great characters through this book. You really get to see how their heartbreak and time apart changed them.  Tara Leigh does a fantastic job of continuing this gripping love story.  For the full effect of this compelling novel, you will want to read Throne of Lies.  It is the prequal of this saga.  If you haven’t read Tara Leigh yet, you will want to run out and pick this duet up today!

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Blurb:

I was called a prodigal son.
A scion of Midas.

I believed it. Why wouldn’t I?
Everything my father touched turned to gold.

The proof was all around me.
Luxury cars.
Elite schools.
A billion-dollar business.
Even my girlfriend, a Park Avenue Princess.

I reigned from a throne of lies.
My fall from grace… wasn’t graceful at all.

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Tara Leigh writes steamy contemporary romance featuring tortured heroes worth lusting after and the women they didn’t know they needed. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.

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Review: Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan

I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

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He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

Review:

Jane has grown up around football.  She now is an assistant manager to the professional team her father manages.  When her father pays her a visit she doesn’t expect him to tell her he just acquired the best quarterback in the league.  He also happens to be her ex-boyfriend who broke her heart.  She knows she is over him.  When she sees him for the first time in over a decade her resolve is tested.  She knows that they must learn to have a working relationship.  As they become closer and the truth of their end is finally brought out will a second chance between them really work or will Jane lose her heart again?

This was a great second chance sports romance.  Jane and Wes are a sexy and fun couple.  Their history along with their sexual tension drives this book to many sexy times.  It’s the leading up to their real reunion that will drive the reader crazy.  Their banter and sexual tension really steams up the pages.  This is a great book for anyone looking for a sweet and sexy romance.  Wes really redeems himself and Jane opens herself back up to love with him.  If you are looking for a great read with sexual tension and sexy football players, then look no further than Kendall Ryan’s newest book.

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Review: The Spellbinder’s Sonata by Stephanie Keyes

Today I get to bring to you one of my favorite indie young adult authors, Stephanie Keyes.  Her newest book is an addictive mix of phantom of the opera and beauty and the beast.  The minute I started this book I couldn’t put it down.  Her wonderful storytelling ability continues to grow and with this book it is an excellent showcase of her talent and imagination.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Beauty and the Beast meets The Phantom of the Opera in a tale of magic, music, and one dark curse.

Griffin Dunn is a brilliant piano virtuoso and a guest at the lavish Byrons estate. When his callous treatment of the Byrons’ son leads to the child’s death, the boy’s mysterious nanny places a dark curse on Griffin, binding his soul to the mansion until true love finds him.

Kate Covington has always been an outsider, but she’s determined to make it as a clarinetist at The Byrons School of Music. She’s heard strains of the ghostly piano during her early morning rehearsals, but no way is she letting those creep-tastic compositions distract her. Not even when a hot, pompous jerk named Griff shows up and calls her an imposter.

Over one hundred years have passed and Griffin’s given up on love finding him—until he meets Kate. The instant their paths cross, he transforms from a spirit to a living, breathing man. It’s obvious she’s the one he’s been waiting for. But though the pair falls in love, they discover the curse isn’t as straightforward as it seemed. As dark magic awakens in the Byrons School, they’ll have one chance to break Griffin’s curse, or else he’ll be trapped . . . forever.

Review:

Griffin knows he is the best pianist around.  No one of his age makes the money does at the early twentieth century.  When one night of arrogance costs a boys life he is cursed.  After a century of the curse, Griffin doesn’t have hope the curse will ever be lifted.  That is until he sees Kate practicing early one morning.  Kate is struggling with her clarinet.  Since her father passed away it has been hard going.  When she meets Griffin they definitely don’t like each other.  But, when Griffin thinks she may be the way to finally break his curse he offers to help her.  As the two of them grow closer, feelings grow into much more.  When the answer to getting Griffin released is finally found will they both be able to accept the possible loss that comes with his freedom?

I totally fell in love with Griffin and Kate.  Their love story give the reader all the feels.  Both Griffin and Kate are incredibly dynamic characters.  Griffin grows into someone deserving of a future and Kate finally works through the hurt and pain she had from her father’s passing.  The story of these two is woven in a way that is enchanting and enthralling.  The reader truly feels a part of the story.  Navigating between two time periods was elegantly done and truly worked well with this story.  Throughout the story the reader is taken on a roller coaster of emotions.  It really makes you forget that these are two teenagers instead of young adults.  Though…Griffin is really over 100 yrs old.  On top of the fantastic characters and story is the music that you can hear in your head.  It is classical but I guarantee you will be looking up all of those sonatas and concertos.  Through her words, Stephanie Keyes, is able to bring alive Griffin, Kate, Mozart, Weber and so many more.  If you haven’t read anything by Stephanie Keyes, this is one book you need to pick up today.

New Adventures ahead….

Happy Thursday!  So very close to the weekend I can taste it.  Today’s post will be short but its something I’m both excited and scared to share with you.  I decided to start a Wattpad account and publish some of my stories.

I know…I know…another blogger who thinks they should become one of the coveted authors they review.  I’m not going to lie…that would be awesome.  However, I know that is a slim chance.  So, instead of sitting on my stories I thought I’d share them with the world.  I currently have two up.  I am hoping that this will drive me to finally finish editing one and finish the other.   I will be updating them weekly and would love if you’d take a gander.

Please keep in mind I am not a professional and they may be a bit rough around the edges.  But, if you like it or want to see more please feel free to comment, like or follow me there.   I will continue to review books on here.  So, don’t fret I’m definitely not giving up my love of reading and blogging. Thank you guys again and I hope to see some of you over there along with here.

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