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My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.

 


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Review: Engaged to the EMT

Engaged to the EMT
(Blue Collar Brothers, #3)
Piper Rayne

Series: Blue Collar Brothers, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 261
Source: InkSlinger PR

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A Sexy FAKE RELATIONSHIP rom com standalone written by a duo of two USA Bestselling Authors

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

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Opening Line

“Guess what, Ma?” My mom’s soft smile appears first, her unconditional love-filled eyes set on me.
“My baby?” She lightly smacks my cheek in a way to ask, ‘what am I doing here with Lauren?’ Even Mama knows I’m no saint and until last night I was far from having a girlfriend let alone a fiancée.


First Impression

I really didn’t know what to expect going into Engaged to the EMT. I only discovered Piper Range this year when I read Flirting with Fire & Crushing on the Cop, and with Engaged to the EMT being the final book in this series I wasn’t sure what to expect with the their mother’s health up in the air.

Like:

I went into Engaged to the EMT being very excited but also thinking I knew how this story would play out. Hate-to-love trope? How differently could this really be from all the other romance books I’ve read? The answer? VERY DIFFERENT.

I thought Christian would stay as my favourite Blanco but omg Luca just came out and stole the show! While Luca comes off as the playboy / alpha, readers get to see that underneath that there is well 1) a 🔥 man 👀 but 2) a sweet and vulnerable side to him that had me swooning hard! As for Lauren, we’ll I’ve liked Lauren’s character since book 1 so I was excited to finally get more of her story, her work + family life.

Can we take a second to talk about the chemistry between Luca and Lauren?! Because the chemistry between these two was off the charts!

Dislike:

NOTHING.
Can I say that i dislike the fact that this series is over? No? Damn.

Overall, an absolute must read. I would recommend the whole series, although you could read Engaged to the EMT on its own. I can’t wait to read more Piper Rayne books next year 👀

About the Author

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Review: Do You Feel It Too? [Blog Tour + Giveaway]

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Do You Feel It Too?

Nicola Rendell

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
Source: Thomas Allen & Son
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A hot summer night is perfect for feeling your way in the dark…

For urban-legend hunter and television host Gabe Powers, it’s business—investigate the most notorious haunted places in Savannah. Then he meets his new sound engineer, a dewy Georgia peach who may just turn this gig into (im)pure pleasure. All it takes is one night for them to conjure floor-rattling, wall-banging moans…but they’re not from the ghosts.

Blame the rippling abs, the cocky swagger, the granite jawline, the whole muscle-bulging package, but Gabe is bringing out good-girl Lily Jameson’s dirty side. Damn her code-of-conduct contract—this isn’t just a molten-hot fling.

There’s just one kink in the relationship they’ve been avoiding: soon they’ll be going their separate ways. Lily’s home is in Savannah, and Gabe is a globe-trotter at heart. For them to be together, they’ll both have to upend their so-very-different worlds and face their fears in the process. And suddenly things don’t feel so Georgia peachy keen at all.

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Rating: ★ ★ ★. 5


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First Impression

I’ve had a couple of my friends constantly tell me that I need to read Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell, and while I haven’t had the chance to read it yet I couldn’t resist joining the blog tour for Do You Feel It Too?

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Can I have a Gabe Powers in my life, please and thank you?! I feel bad because I did really like Lily’s character and her crazy parrot but Gabe Powers definitely stole the show! This man in the dictionary definition of the kind of man every woman needs in her life 😍. I’m not sure if I’ve read a book with a male lead who is so compassionate, understanding, and patient!

The chemistry between Gabe and Lily was obviously was the moment they met, or should I saw from the momen they were smacked together LOL. They had so many cute / swoon-worthy moments that had me sitting in bed with a ridiculous smile on my face while reading this. Although it felt a little insta like I did enjoy the development of their relationship but also their developments as characters.

Dislike:

While I did enjoy reading Do You Feel It Too? I couldn’t help but feel like the romance between Gabe and Lily was a bit more on the insta-love side? Maybe it’s just me but I would have preferred if there was a slow build up into their romance, especially with how perfect Gabe was the insta-love felt like it didn’t match his absolute swoon-worthy character.

This couldn’t be another one of its me not you (the book), but the ending to Do You Feel It Too? felt a little rush. I felt like it could have used another chapter or two to feel more complete, then again maybe I just didn’t want Do You Feel It Too? to come to an end LOL.

Would I recommend Do You Feel It Too?

Heck yeah! I’m really hoping I can squeeze Shimmy Bang Sparkle into in December TBR because I’m looking forward to reading more Nicola Rendell books! Also, if you wants to make another book with some of the characters from Do You Feel It Too? I wouldn’t object 👀. Just saying LOL.


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Nicola Rendell, the bestselling author of Shimmy Bang Sparkle, loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the USA Today blog Happy Ever After. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally OK with that. For more information and updates, visit http://www.NicolaRendell.com.
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Review: A Dragon’s Treasure [BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY]

A Dragon’s Treasure
(Shifters of Black Isle, #3)
Lorelei Moone

Series: Shifters of Black Isle, #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 156
Source: Indie Sage PR

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I’m a warrior. No one will tame me, except…

Rhea’s new position as general of Black Isle’s armies brings with it a whole host of challenges. The enemy is at the gates, and he’s furious. Black Isle’s defenses are weaker than she would like, so she sees only one solution: to summon their secret weapon. A creature so untamed and powerful, he has been banished to the depths of the dungeons, only to be let out in the direst of need. To ensure his cooperation, she will need to rely on more than just her combat skills…

The harder she makes it, the sweeter my victory when I claim her.

Saras has been asleep for generations. When a female voice wakes him from his slumber, he knows there’s only one way to avoid the disaster that led him to be confined to the dungeons in the first place. But she’s unwilling and instead hopes to use his considerable powers in battle against Black Isle’s enemy. But a dragon has needs and ignoring them will only end in tears; or in this case, in flames.

No matter how hard Rhea tries to deny it, the attraction between them is hard to ignore. But with the future of the Black Isles on the line, this is hardly the time for romance. Or is it? That’s the thing about playing with dragon fire; sooner or later you’re going to get burned.

A Dragon’s Treasure is the third installment in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.

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Rating: ★ ★ ★. 5


Opening Line

It had come as somewhat of a surprise to Rhea to be summoned by King Brockets at this time. It was a quiet morning, and there was no Council meeting planned that she knew of.


First Impression

I’ve only read about 3 of Lorelei Moone books, and after reading Claimed by the King I was curious to read about the Rhea who came off as extremely tough.

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Saras – I really liked Saras’ character and how Lorelei wrote him sleeping and having flashbacks to the past. I really felt the guilt that he felt from his past mistakes and even when he finally wakes up and has to come to terms with his guilty and the fact that there’s always death when it comes to war.

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Review: Hate Notes [Blog Tour + Giveaway]

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Hate Notes

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: November 6 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Source: Thomas Allen & Son

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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


Opening Line

I wouldn’t have been caught dead in here a year ago. Don’t take that the wrong way-I’m not a snob.


First Impression

I’ve only read a couple of books by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward, yet I’ve never read any of their dual books. I was very curious to see how these two authors’ writing style would combine to make one complete story. So when Hate Notes was brought to my attention, I was instantly curious and after a quick read of the synopsis it was an automatic add to my TBR. Getting asked to be part of the blog tour was definitely an added bonus! While I was excited to read Hate Notes I also found myself to be a little bit nervous because the synopsis screams secondhand embarrassment o.O

Like:

Hate Notes was indeed an entertaining read! Right off the bat I knew I would love Charlotte’s character. She was a breathe of fresh air to be honest, while Charlotte was Blonde with blue eyes, she wasn’t your typical heroine that’s described in every romance book (cue me rolling my eyes). Charlotte was optimistic, funny, eccentric, with a side of crazy (according to Reed). I loved her outlook on life, it seemed no matter how many times life dealt her a shitty card, or how many times someone would say mean/insulting things to her, she always tried to look at it from a different point of view.

Now Mr. Reed Eastwood, dear lord this man takes dark and brooding to a whole other level. He’s an ass right from the start and I loved how Charlotte didn’t back down and spoke her mind to him, even if it was typed in the air (honestly, Charlottes’ air typing absolutely killed me LOL) ! Reed had his heart broken and any time Charlotte seemed to be asking anything on a personal level or anything that reminded him of the old Reed, he was quick to put his walls up around her. I liked how quickly Charlotte was able to pick up on Reed putting up walls and that not all of his frustration was always intended to hurt her. Dark and brooding male leads aren’t always an automatic swoon for me, but with Reed it was an automatic swoon

The chemistry between these two? WOOOO! Both of them seemed to flick a switch in each other whenever they were near one another, which at times had me laughing at all the tense and early sexual frustration between them. While it was clear that these two had feelings for one another, both were uncertain and scared to cross that line due to be hurt in the past. I liked that they didn’t imminently jump each other during there first couple of encounters, their relationship was almost a slow burn in the sense that you knew it would happen but it was a matter of when.

Dislike:

While I did enjoy Hate Notes I couldn’t help but feel like this story was not complete. I don’t want to spoil anything but the ending didn’t read like a full ending, and slightly felt like it was rushed through. I’m a stickler for things not being wrapped up fully, because as I reader I feel like if an author mentions something in their books that causing any conflict, small or big, should be fully addressed by the end and I didn’t get that fully with Hate Notes nor did it feel like somethings things were resolved or mention in a realistic manner.

Secondly, this book is titled Hate Notes but I felt like as readers we really didn’t get any hate notes? I would have loved if there were more moments when Reed would actually leave Charlotte “hate notes” on his blue stationary so that it would go with the title more.

Lastly, this isn’t really a dislike but more of a was it needed. There were a couple of moments when Charlotte would say things and I couldn’t help but think yell “WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU SAY THAT?!” out loud to my book lol.

“Well…” I sat back in my chair and gestured to the outfit I wore. “You know I’m naked under here. But that doesn’t mean I have to show you my breasts.”

See? Cue secondhand embarrassment. Like of all analogies that’s what came out of her mouth?! LOL

Favourite Quotes:

“I think it’s better to spend years treasuring a memory that might hurt sometimes than to never make one at all.”

Would I recommend Hate Notes?

OF COURSE! If you want a hot office romance with a male lead that is dark, brooding, and has his guard up all the time until an eccentric individual comes into his life than ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR!!


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Nov. 19 – Stuck in YA Books
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Nov. 22 – Between the Spine
Nov. 23 – The Required Reading List


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Vi Keeland Author PhotoVi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA TodayBestselling author.  With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward Author PhotoPenelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Timesbestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Timesbestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journalbestseller list. Other New York Timesbestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilotand Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Release: The First Rule of Hook-Ups

Today we have the release day blitz for The First Rule of Hook-Ups by Nina Crespo. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

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The First Rule of Hook-Ups

Nina Crespo

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Brazen
Publication Date: November 12 2018
Source: InkSlinger PR

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Someone once told me that there are worst things than being left at the altar. Well, not many, in my experience. That was six months ago, though, and my life has moved on. Heck, I have a new job lined up and I’m leaving town.

But, I can’t deny that my love life kind of sucks.

That’s why I let my friends convince me to join them for Club Escapade’s Breakup Bash. And we might just be disillusioned enough to actually enjoy it. Last time we were here, it was for my bachelorette party. That night, I met one of the dancers – Raphael – and when he flirted with me, I almost forgot I was engaged. And there’s a part of me that never forgot him.

Now, it seems my friends have wandered off and I’m thinking about calling it a night. Until the music begins and I see Raphael, my secret fantasy, on stage. And this time, I’m definitely not engaged…


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Alexa: I can’t believe I’m at a Breakup Bash, a party for women who have been dumped. I’m not that desperate. Then the music starts, and the sexiest man on earth is on stage. Maybe I am desperate…

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Screams of excitement and applause yanked her from the brink of an orgasm.

The music faded.
His chest heaved as if he’d run a race.

Her heart echoed in her ears. She moved to sit up, and her shin bumped his prominent erection.

He gritted his teeth with a sucked in breath. “Don’t. Move.” He nodded to someone backstage. As soon as the gold curtain dropped, Raphael eased off her. He hitched up his jeans, but it was obvious that he couldn’t zip past the bulge in his briefs.

She gripped his outstretched hand and scooted to the floor.

His gaze lingered on her mouth. He leaned in.

Desire pooled inside of her, and her legs wobbled. Months ago, she’d beaten herself up over the kiss they’d shared. Back then, he’d pressed his lips to hers and left her wondering about how he’d taste. What it would feel like to drift her tongue over his. Now she could find out.

Raphael halted millimeters away, then shook his head as if in answer to a silent question. He took off his cowboy hat and dropped it on her head. “One of the guys will show you back to your seat.” He spun on his heels and left.

Huh? No kiss? That’s not how this was supposed to end. “Wait!”

The blond-haired Hunk stood in front of her.

She ignored the gentlemanly offer of his arm and pushed past him.

A dozen or more of the Hot Body Hunks in various stages of undress rushed around behind the curtain and down the corridor to the left.

Raphael stalked down the one ahead of her.

She went after him, her heels clicking rapidly on the white tiles.

He glanced back. “This is a private area.”

“You forgot something.”

“Keep the damn hat.” He stopped at the end of the hallway and stabbed a code into a keypad next to a green metal door.

“That’s not why I’m here. I want that kiss you promised me.”

“Promised?” He released a harsh chuckle and yanked the door open. “Fairy tale’s over. This is reality. Any kiss I give you now, princess, ends with you only wearing the hat.”

Fairy tale and reality? Those two fickle bitches could kick rocks. She’d been left at the altar. Now, she’d been abandoned on a fake hay bale. She’d had it with guys not following through. Raphael revved her up.

He damn well needed to finish what he had started.

“My name’s Alexa, not princess, and I know what I want.” Alexa marched up to him and wound her arms around his neck. “For you to stop making excuses and ….”


About the Author:

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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Cover: Finding Alexei

Finding Alexei

Kendall Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 7 2019
Source: InkSlinger PR

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Spotting a hooker on a city street corner is not an abnormal thing.

Me bringing one home? Well, that’s a first.
But this girl . . . She’s in trouble.
And this asshole is not a guy she wants to go home with.
So I do the exact thing I shouldn’t—I offer to bring her home with me instead.
She says this is the first time she’s ever done this, which is adorably ironic.
Then proceeds to tell me a sob story about needing money to care for the baby who was left on her doorstep. That’s when my stomach starts to clench. I think she might be telling the truth.
So I do what any respectable man would do—I take her home, stopping to pick up diapers and formula on the way—and discover that she was telling the truth all along.
Christ on a cracker.
I should have just kept walking.
I should have done a thousand other things except for barge into her sad life, offer to fix everything, fall for her . . .

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Wrap Up | October

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If I’m being honest with myself, October was not a good reading month. It might look like it to some people with the number of books I read but that’s more so beacuse I forced myself to read so I would stay out of a reading slump and also because I had so much negativity throughout last month.


Book of the Month

Two of my favourite reads for October were Monstress vol, 3 and The Anicent Magus’ Bride, vol 9. Obviously I can’t say much about each because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone but these are two series I definitely recommended picking up!

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Books Read

⤑ The Only One (1001 Dark Nights, #50 | One Love, #2) by Lauren Blakely ⭐️⭐️
⤑ Legal Wolf’s Mate (Their Furever Mates, #1) by Eve Langlais ⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Catch a Tiger by the Tail (Their Furever Mates, #2) by Eve Langlais ⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Alpha’s Mate (Their Furever Mates, #3) by Eve Langlais ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
⤑ Bossman by Vi Keeland ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
⤑ The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Game (I Hunt Killers, #2) by Barry Lyga ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Crushing the Cop (Blue Collar Brothers, #2) by Piper Rayne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Saga, vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Takane & Hana, vol. 4 by Yuki Shiwasu ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ A Princess Next Door (Rothman Royals, #1) by Noelle Adams ⭐️⭐️
⤑ CatStronauts: Space Station Situation, vol. 3 by Drew Brockington ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Rest in the morning by R.H. Sin ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
⤑ CatStronauts: Robot Rescue, vol. 4 by Drew Brockington ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ The Girl from the Other Side, vol. 3 by Nagabe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Sedley by Chelsea Coupal ⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Monstress, vol. 3 by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ The Ancient Magus’ Bride, vol. 9 by Kore Yamazaki ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
⤑ Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1) by Penny Reid ⭐️ DNF
⤑ Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Total: 21


Reading Stats

Physical: 7
ARCs: 1
eBooks: 2
Overdrive / Libby: 7 | 2 (Audiobook)
Library physical: 2

GOODREADS Shelves
Want to Read: 738
Own TBR: 287  *up by 10
2018: 144  *down by 2
Young Adult TBR: 201
Romance TBR: 192


Until next time bibliophiles,
Patty♕

#INDIGOSTAFFPICKS | November 2018

This month’s Indigo Staff Pick of the Month is…



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Grim Lovelies
Megan Shepherd

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.

Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they’ve ever known…but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is an epic and glittering YA fantasy. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

Purchase your copy from Indigo now & receive 20% off!

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** I received a copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review **



I feel like I’ve been seeing this book everywhere on social media, even before ARCs were made available. I’m curious to see how this story plays out!

 


Until next time bibliophiles,
Patty♕

 

Review: Crushing on the Cop

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Crushing on the Cop

(Blue Collar Brothers, #2)
Piper Rayne

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Publication Date: October 25 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 267
Source: InkSlinger PR & Piper Rayne

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Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.

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Rating: . 5


Opening Line

Middle Child Syndrome.
It’s not really a thing. At least, not in my family. Being the middle child of three boys, all a year apart, I should know.


First Impression

From the moment I started Flirting with Fire I was excited and curious to meet the remaining Blanco brothers. And let me just say that Cris did not disappoint!

Like:

Piper Rayne has done it again! They had me crushing on this cop big time! I’d still consider myself new to Piper Rayne as Flirting with Fire, the first book in this series was my first read by them, but I’m slowly becoming a fan and can’t wait to catch up on their previous books.

Crushing on the Cop starts off basically right where Flirting with Fire ended, and they did not wait to give readers all that chemistry and sexual tension between Vanessa and Cristian. To Cristian, Vanessa is his end game. He wants her and he’s found her attractive from the moment he met her but she’s his boss’ daughter and to top it off Vanessa makes it clear she not interested at all.

Now Vanessa is a tough cookie, this Pumpkin Spice loving girl has rules she’s not willing to break, secrets, and insecurities she has yet to addressed. I absolutely loved Vanessa and her insecurities, I liked that her flaws weren’t all fixed with “love”. She had moments where she tried hard to move forward with her life and goals but sometimes old habits die hard. I will say though that when it came to her secret life / what she was hiding from everyone I was a little surprised that it wasn’t something more drastic. I mean it’s bad but I was thinking worse situation possible LOL.

In such a quick read Piper Rayne did a fantastic job with the development of their relationship. While the sexual tension was at an all time high, and the chemistry was off the charts, Piper Rayne still managed to perfectly execute the struggles of making their relationship work with Vanessa’s insecurities and secrets and Cristian trying to prove that he’s not trying to control her.

Dislike:

– Without going into detail and spoiling anything for future readers there’s a part when Cristian implies that Vanessa is stupid. This really bothered me because while she rightfully is defensive I didn’t feel like he really and truly apologized for it.

– Yet again I can’t go into detail because it’s a spoiler but there is a moment when Vanessa is out to lunch with her father and needless to say stuff happens. I can’t help but think that her father handled the situation poorly, but also can’t help but wonder if it was realistic? Would a parent actually ever do this? I hope not because it was a djerk of a thing to do.

Overall

I can NOT wait for Engaged to the EMT to be released! The ending of Crushing on the Cop had me shooked! If anyone is looking for a new author to discover I would highly recommend reading Flirting with Fire and Crushing on the Cop!


About Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Patty