I know I have a black soul. Bloodshed and danger are what I live for.
Titan, an all-new, must-read dark romance from bestselling author Shantel Tessier is available now!
I know I have a black soul. Bloodshed and danger are what I live for.
A King is supposed to rule his Kingdom using any means necessary to demand respect.
I’m not a weak man… A King kneels to no one.
I’ve only ever cared about one other person in my life, but the thing is, she never belonged to me. And before I could tell her how I felt, she left.
Now she’s returned, needing someone to save her.
Emilee York was always meant to be mine, and I’ll see to it that happens. I always get what I want, even if that means I have to take it.
And she’s no different. She’ll be my queen, one way or the other.
When I left Sin City behind me, I had no plans to return. I avoided everyone, even my friends, to stay in my bubble. I’ve always been the kind to pull away and run when things get difficult.
But one phone call changed everything, and I was racing back. If only I had known what was waiting for me.
Titan reappeared like a ghost haunting me.
One look and I knew he recognized me. I never forgot him or what we shared. Those feelings that no one else knew existed between us.
I ignored them back then, but now they are more intense than ever.
“Get on your knees…” He demanded I kneel for him.
I tried to act like he didn’t affect me, but he knew. He remembered the way I reacted when he would touch me. And just like he was taught to do—he used my weaknesses against me.
He staked his claim, and I became his queen to use how he saw fit.
What makes it worse is that I crave him, and when I kneeled, it was willingly.
But was it for nothing?
OH HOLY HELLS YES! I have been sweatin it out, panting with anticipation waiting for Titan’s story y’all. Of course Shantel slayed his story like the queen of dirty, dark and delicious she is!! This fantastic book kills it. With punch after punch. Hitting every feeling you’ve got. It will keep you on the edge wondering WTF is happening?!?! You will be sucked in from the moment you start this book until you close out of it, lost in the epic book hangover I assure you is upon you! So grab a drink, a snack, and Buckle Up Baby Shantel’s about to take you on one hell of a ride back to Sin City.
I love the deliciously arrogant ones. You know the ones, you start out semi-despising them?! That’s Titan and before you know it you’re obsessed with him. He is unapologetic for who he is and he’s alpha AF! He’s dark, and borderline dangerous and you definitely don’t want to cross him. He is protective of Emilee beyond measure. Which she finds confusing because he has always hated her. He wants to own her in every way, and he will! He may be tough but he has a huge heart, and it has always beat for Emilee. Even though there were reasons why he never made his move, she was always on his mind. But holy shit were they ever hot as blue blazes together!!
I low key have the biggest girl crust ever on Emilee. Her character is amazing. She has fight in her and grit but I love how Titan can bring her to her knees. Willingly that is. The lengths she will go to to care for those she loves is inspiring and just in awe! My heart is also devastated for her. I mean how much can this one girl have to continue to go through. I wanted everything good life had to offer for her, and I wanted Titan to give it to her.
This book is full of jaw dropping, heart pounding heat filled intense moments. You will go from the pit of despair to cloud nine. It is LIFE!! It was all I wanted and more. I can’t wait for more books in this series. It’s addictive and I’m already counting the days until the next book drops.
My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️-GAAHHH!! All the amazing secondary characters make this book even more phenomenal! I’m hooked on the Dark King’s and can’t wait for the rest of their books. Shantel gives just enough of each in every book that we are salivating over these dark and devious bad boys. I’m legit dying for their stories. I.Can’t.Even!! Can one die of anticipation?!?! BTW, I am so in love with Titan. Every Sinfully Sexy but of him. MINE!
All the Stars in the Sky for this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- GAH!! Words are failing me here my friends, which doesn’t happen often. But yeah!! Hot Smokin’ Hell! Hotter than Satan’s Fanny y’all!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! However, More Dark King’s books are coming and I cannot wait!!
🔫 Trigger Warning-This book does have some scenes that could be considered triggers for some, but what you would expect from a Dark/MafiaRomance. They are fairly graphic. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.
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Hood River Hoodlums, Book 2
by K Webster
Publication Date: May 28, 2020
Genres: High School Bully Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Books | Eden Books From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden best friend’s little sister romance called Little Hoodlum! There are few people in this world I thought I could count on. My brother. My two best friends. And him. Jordy Martinez. Problem is, Jordy thought protecting me was his sole mission in life. He gave up everything for me and my brother, including his freedom. Losing him left me hollow and empty. But after three long years, I’ve learned to live without him. Until I get mixed up with a guy who has dangerous connections in Hood River and everything begins to crash down around me just in time for my senior year of high school. Possessive boyfriend with a penchant for violence. Best friend turned enemy. Fights with my big brother. Everything’s a mess and I’m not sure there’s any fixing it. I might just need that bully ex-convict who’ll do anything—again—to keep me safe. All I want is peace, happiness, and love. And I won’t go down without a fight in order to get it. I’m a Hoodlum after all. They call me Little Hoodlum, but I’m not so little anymore… This is a full-length high school friends-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It’s book two in the Hood River Hoodlum series that will have interlinking storylines. Little Hoodlum shouldn’t be read as a standalone and is the continuation of a four-book planned series that gives each Hoodlum a book. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF.
I am all about some yummy forbidden romance, my friends. I started to fall in love with the fascinating world of Hood River, K Webster created and all the hoodlums that live there ,back when I got my first preview in the bully me anthology. Now my heart is absolutely all in and I’m never turning back.
What completely sold me was when I got to read Hollis and Roan’s story in Hood River Rat. I can’t even tell you how much I was looking forward to this book. I will be honest, Jordy did a lot in Hood River Rat that made me borderline hate him. However , later in the book , I started to realize the depth of his love for Roan and Roux. TBH my heart was quickly thawing into a puddle of goo and it was all for Jordy Martinez. He was loyal, so loyal that there wasn’t ANYTHING he wouldn’t do to protect them.
Now I refuse to give spoilers so I will just tell you, Jordy did something life changing for Roux and Roan and there were consequences for those actions. There was a domino effect, because of the way he continued to handle things after that. To protect them, to protect his own heart, whatever his reasons were. When he feels there is a threat to Roux he will get himself involved in their lives once again. From the moment their eyes meet its instant off the charts sparks and flames. She’s no longer the little girl she was last time he’d seen her, and she’s noticed just how much he’s changed while he was away as well. This has Forbidden/ taboo all over it. Jordy is twenty-one and Roux is seventeen.
I have loved both of these characters since the beginning, so it was heartbreaking to experience their longing for one another. They wanted each other so badly but they had so much going against them. This entire book is a fight for Jordy to get away from his past. But even if he could he would literally walk through fire for Roux, so it’s not that easy.
This made for an amazing book full of angst, suspense and a gripping emotional experience all around. I loved everything about it. Roux and Jordy were perfect together. He was the ultimate! His love for her knew no bounds. But when his past and her present collide will his love for her, get them both killed. And what will happen to his friendship with her brother when their secret comes out. This is book two in the Hood River Hoodlums Series and while it is a stand-alone, it would be better if you read book one -Hood River Rat first.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️-Don’t miss this friends-to-lover, brothers-best friend, Forbidden Romance. This has everything you could possibly want: angst, suspense, love, lies, betrayal, secrets, forgiveness.
🔥🔥🔥🔥- Jordy and Roux are everything sweet and Smokin hot in the bedroom. It’s rough and sweet and just perfect! Yes, Yes, Yes!!
Also in the Series
About K. Webster
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
Blurb: I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.I broke it.When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces…but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises.I refuse to let him lock me in a tower.I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me–another cruel prince.Refuge in a man I loathe.Rescued from the man I love.I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden. Our happily ever after will only end one way…in heartbreak.
Holy Freakin’ Hell!! DEAD Y’ALL!💀 My heart, My Head, My Words. I’m a complete jumble of emotions and thoughts and there’s not a single bit of it I’m emotionally ready to articulate into words. Even if I could I wouldn’t. However it doesn’t matter because I’m just not ready!! The angst, the tears, the drama. Mary Catherine filled these pages with powerfully potent words tearing out my heart and soul with nothing short of Pure literary perfection!! 🙌🏻💀🙌🏻
This book picks right up where my shattered heart was left at the end of Stolen Soulmate. We find ourselves back in the illustrious would of the rich and privileged. The Crownes and DuLac families living out the legacies of time honored traditions, and right in the center you have Grayson, Story, Lottie, and West. The puzzle pieces that will bring it all together.
Y’all!! I’m telling you…Fate was a dagger 🗡 to the hearts 💔 of those who dared to believe in it, and I believed!! This book has left me an absolute gutted wrecked mess. I am not okay! I don’t know how to recover from this book. It was so phenomenal and beyond everything I was hoping for it to be. It knocked me on my fanny folks. Like blew me away with the unexpected shock of being nothing I could have predicted. Which I absolutely loved!! Shock value is priceless! In the most amazingly fantastic ways. I literally felt every emotion under the sun. I have cried, and swooned. Boy I wanted to throttle so many characters along the way. I decided to chuck my sweet kindle across the room out of frustration. (Okay, so I didn’t actually do it, but I did sit it on the coffee table and sure gave it a good long side eye from the couch though)
I’m telling you this book will leave you spent in the best way ever. You will cry all the tears, your body heat will rise, you will root… well for whomever you root for. You will want more, because there will NEVER be enough. It is oh so angsty and hot and steamy. You will long for more and probably need a re-read almost immediately. Buy this book today!! But heed my warning, my friends. Prepare to be shooketh to the core and left with the most epic of book hangovers.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️-EVERYTHING!!This book is just that! Six Stars from me, because five just wouldn’t do this book justice! I’m still feeling this book weeks later.
🔥🔥🔥🔥- Sexual Temptation, Tension Galore!🔥😍🔥😍
About the Author: I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide. I wanted to be a marine biologist. An actor. A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone. These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course
“Another impressive hit from Davis; nothing short of what I expect and love from her works!”
–S.E. Hall, New York Times bestselling author
Jackson, an all-new standalone dark romance in the fan-favorite Rydeville Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!
The devil came to me in disguise. Too bad I didn’t notice until it was far too late.
The devil doesn’t always wear an evil mask.
Sometimes, he appears in the most beautiful form.
Like the super-hot bad boy with the dirty-blond hair and a wicked glint in his blue eyes who swept in out of nowhere, stealing all the air from my lungs.
I thought he was my savior.
But he’s my ruination.
And he’s just taken a machete to my heart.
For years, my rage seethed under the surface. Hidden behind a cloudy haze of my poison of choice.
But now, the fog has cleared.
And I’m out for blood.
I will annihilate those responsible for taking my sister from me.
Except he’s not here, so I go for the next best target.
The woman he abandoned.
Until it suited him to drag her into this messed-up elite world.
Sucks to be her.
Because when I’m done with Vanessa, she’ll wish she was dead.
Oh!! Holy Hells Yes!! This book, my friends!! This AMAZINGLY PHENOMENAL Book was exactly what I thought it would be and then some. I knew Siobhan was gonna slay Jackson’s book. TBH I have been salivating for him since day.freakin.one when I met him back in Cruel Intentions. I am mentally spent after this book, though in the best way. This is the best kind of book hangover, y’all! I laughed, I cried, I swooned and I swore. It was a marathon of emotions. One that I would gladly run again and again. (I tend to do re-reads of the Rydeville Elite Series b/c It’s so dang addictive)
Jackson’s character is legit everything I knew he was gonna be multiplied by 1000! From the beginning he had a mission, a goal and nothing was gonna deter him from that. He was ruthless, a jerk, gorgeously hot, but he was also caring as well. He has a big heart, he just tries to hide that fact. We’ve all loved the playful playboy since day one, but here we get to see a different side with this more adult version of Jackson. I think we all knew it was gonna take one heck of a girl to bring that boy to his knees and Vanessa “Nessa” sure is the one to do it.
She was smokin hot, sweet, but she was so strong. The resilience in this character, y’all. It makes me tear up just thinking about it. In many ways she was broken, but not beyond repair. The strength she showed about how rise from the ashes was inspiring. My heart broke over and over again. I wanted for her to get everything good in this world and I wanted Jackson to give it to her. But I wasn’t sure if it was possible, they had so much working against them.
Now, with that said… Their journey was by no means an easy one. But it was a tragically beautiful one. Their connection was spectacular and off the charts of the “meant to be scale.” I felt like she brought out the best parts of Jackson, and he was able to give her all the things she was missing in her life. Not necessarily just monetary things but the things that truly matter. GAH! This story gutted me, before it put me back together. But I loved every single second.That’s not to say I didn’t have several moments of wanting to bash my kindle over the heads of several characters at many different times. But… I was obsessed with every word on every page, from start to finish! It.was.that.fantastic!!
Nessa and Jackson’s story is one for the books and MUST not be missed!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️-EVERYTHING!Jackson’s book was it. Everything I was yes and So.Much.More! Their spectacular journey has it all. Love, lies, suspense, thrills, so much heat, forgiveness, and all your favorites back together again! YES PLEASE! 🖤♥️🖤♥️
🔥🔥🔥🔥- I’m not sure there are adequate words to describe the level of hotness the book is. Message and Jackson are next level. Siobhan writes these sexy scenes full of such delicious details you legit feel like you are there, almost as a voyeur. It’s beyond hot and makes for a super smokin read!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning🌪- I AM IN LOVE WITH THE ENDING!! 😍😍
🔫 Trigger Warning-This book is a Bully/Gang romance and does have some violent scenes, and scenes that discuss disturbing memories for one of our characters that could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.
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Start the Rydeville Elite Series with Cruel Intentions: http://bit.ly/2MYSgOgAbout SiobhanUSA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
Lia has known she was different since the age of five when her father taught her the skills of her ancestors. His stories of heroic exploits have fueled her fantasies for years. Little did she know that her expertise would be called upon when two cities, two triads, go to war. Will it be a step too far to think she can hide who she really is?
Jaxon has known his career path since he was a little boy when his father promised his only son to the leader of the Yu Shi triad. Jaxon doesn’t mind—it allows him to center his chaotic thoughts and fight his opponents to the death. But when he’s partnered with a mysterious new recruit, he begins to question everything he knows. What is the young boy hiding from him?
Zhanzhi is a modern day retelling of the tale of Mulan for the Sinister Fairytales Collection. Warrior Lia must find her inner strength to defeat a deadly enemy, who’s been left bitter by his quest for absolute power, while at the same time falling in love when she least expects it. Nothing will be as it seems in this dark triad world where a moment’s hesitation can be your downfall.
Zhànshì by Anna Edwards is another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection. This is a dark retelling reminiscent of Disney’s Mulan.
This is the story of Lia, our modern day Mulan. Lia has gone undercover as Zhan in the Yi Shu( one of the Two Chinese gangs/Mafia running California), and that is where she meets Jaxon. A warrior serving in the Yi Shu. They have instant connections with one another. While he may not understand why he’s having such strong feelings for this man(which we know is not actually a man at all)
Before too long the truth will be revealed and Jaxon and Lia will have more problems on their hands. Will he be able to keep her safe when the others find out who she really is? Jaxon understands that she has such strength that she could be the difference in whether they will be celebrating a victory or defeat.
This was a modern take, with a old world feel to it. Like it had modern day gadgets, but seemed somewhat old in weaponry as the like.
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⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-I would definitely say this book was well written and flowed quite nicely. I like the main characters, and Lia was quite the bitty kickin chick I hoped she would be.
🔥🔥🔥-Nice chemistry and steamy scenes between Lia and Jaxon
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA
🔫 Trigger Warning- The book as a whole wasn’t completely dark . However , this book definitely has some dark scenes. Some fight/battle scenes and non-consensual intercourse scenes. So I would offer these words as warnings for those with triggers.
All I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
I’m an avid reader who turned to writing to combat my depression and anxiety. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality.
I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth, my heroines demure but with spunk, and my books full of dramatic suspense.
Model: Alex Michael TurnerAbout Shantel I’m a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my high school sweetheart, and our two daughters. I consider myself extremely lucky to have a career that allows me to work from home. When I’m not reading or writing, I spend my time with friends and family. And I’m also lucky enough to have the best assistant in the world who helps make my life a lot easier. Even though I make hers harder. 🙂
Stirred from Charity Ferrell is LIVE! You don’t want to miss this angsty single dad romance that will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Prepare to laugh one minute and then want to throw your kindle the next! #One-click today!
BOOK BLURB 𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚.𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠.That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar. Until her—the woman I want —but can never have. My ex’s sister wasn’t supposed to be stirred into the mix.Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her.As much as I want to keep my distance, I can’t break his heart. Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.Even though we know it’s wrong, desire doesn’t always fade away. As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart.𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠.GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/333sNd1
Oh my gosh you guys! This book was magic! It was pure break my heart, melt my heart, put my heart back together again gold! Jamie and Cohen’s story is gut wrenching at first , but then it gives way to this phenomenally beautiful journey of love, and healing at the same time. Cohen and Jamie’s story is anything but a traditional boy meets girl romance.
From the outside looking in these are two people who are so wrong for each other for many reasons, but from the moment the ran back into each other after five years of not seeing each other every thing about them was inevitable. They simply completed each other, even when they didn’t realize it. They unknowingly made this perfect little family with Noah. There were hold ups though, for both of them. For Cohen the ultimate betrayal and hurt prevent him from seeing the potential of what’s right in front of him. But for Jamie if she gave in to what’s always been there it could cost her every one she cares about.
I don’t want to give any spoilers about this book y’all. It was a really different twist on a forbidden love story.
This single parent romance was full of heart and soul. Charity Farrell packed it full of characters we couldn’t help but to fall instantly in love with and I’m begging for all of their stories. This story brought me to tears so many times. I laughed with these characters and I cried for them. I fanned myself off from the overwhelming heat and sexiness the radiated. 🔥I wanted to jump through the kindle and throttle some of them quite a few times. But mostly I rooted and rooted for them.
I wanted for Cohen and Jamie to be able to fight all the odds stacked against them and be able to make a family with Noah. Will they be able to kick aside all the Heather’s and the “Sprinkle Heirs” of their world and make a go at it or will the pressure be too much for them to handle.
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⭐️⭐⭐⭐️⭐️-My friends, If you live a good single parent romance with amazing characters that are funny and charming and down to earth and seem like you could just be best friends with them. This is the book for you. If you love adorable little boys that have everyone wrapped around their tiny little finger, that will start your heart and bring you a cupcake and one for himself when you feel sick, then this is the book for you. If you love nosy and interfering sisters and friends, then this IS the book for you! Add this book to your TBR today.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!! Perfect blend of hotness and sweet!! Cohen and Jamie couldn’t be any hotter They were EVERYTHING!! Deliciously dirty sexy times!!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! My kinda HEA right there! I can’t wait for more from this series!
Chapter One Jamie Five Years Later Nine hours down. Three to go. Three hours until I can go home, finish that box of Thin Mints I shouldn’t have bought, and binge-watch a show on Netflix. Netflix and cookies. Netflix and single. Netflix and story of my life. “Tell me he finally agreed?” Lauren, our charge nurse, asks—referring to the appendicitis patient who’s been refusing an appendectomy all night. I nod. “After his wife promised to buy him a new TV.” She scoffs. “I’d love to say someone being bribed to have life-saving surgery is a shocker, but after working in the ER for so long, I’m not easily shooketh.” “Tell me about it.” I glance around the emergency room. “What’s next for me?” It’s been a slow night at Anchor Ridge Memorial Hospital, and as much as that’s a good thing, it can get boring. She points down the hall. “Exam room three. Five-year-old with a fever.” Her tone turns bubbly as she wiggles her shoulders. “Dad is super hot, by the way.” I shake my head and tap my knuckles against the triage desk. “I’ll let you know if I need anything.” “Ask him for his number,” she half-whispers with a thumbs-up. I roll my eyes and dismissively wave my hand. “Absolutely not.” “All work and no play makes Jamie a grumpy doctor.” “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” I spin on my heel and walk to the room. The door is cracked, and I knock, snatching a pair of latex gloves on my way in. “Hello, I’m Dr.—” I stop, stumble back two steps, and cover my mouth with my hand. Holy crap. My body tenses, and as soon as my gaze meets his, his jaw flexes. I struggle for words as anger and disgust line his face. Words I’d planned if this moment ever happened. Unfortunately, those words become a scared bitch and run away. “Cohen,” is all I manage in a whisper. He stands tall from his chair, his narrowed eyes pinned to me, and moves to the side of the bed, blocking my view of the patient. Lauren’s words hit me. “Five-year-old …” My attention slides from Sir Pissed Off, and I shift to the left. “Oh my God,” I whisper, gaping at the little boy in the bed. A little boy whose eyes are sleepy and nose is red and irritated. Those sleepy eyes, a walnut-brown with a slight slant, match his father’s. The same with his thick ash-brown hair. But the dimple in his chin and heart-shaped face match hers. “Is this …?” My hand shakes when I point at him. It’s a dumb question. Even if he says no, he’ll be a liar. “What are you doing here?” he repeats, his tone harsh. If I wasn’t at a loss for words, my smart-ass self would throw out something along the lines of, What do you think, dumbass? I’m sporting a doctor’s jacket with my name embroidered on it. But I don’t. Because I can’t. It’s a challenge, wrapping my head around them being here, let alone dragging out my sarcasm. “I’m your doctor,” I finally say before signaling to the boy. “I’m his doctor.” Sound cool. Confident. You’re the fucking professional here, Jamie. “We want a different doctor,” he hisses, his voice low enough so only I can hear. “I’m the only doctor on shift tonight.” I’m speaking to Cohen, but the boy holds my interest. He’s watching this exchange, his eyes pinging back and forth between his father and me with curiosity on his tired face. “We’ll go to another hospital then.” “Why, Dad?” the boy whines, sniffling. “I don’t feel good, and what if I puke in the car?” “I want another doctor.” His broad shoulders draw back. He raises a brow when I hold up a finger, turn, and scurry out of the room. I rush over to Lauren. “Can you watch the boy in three for a minute? I need to talk to his father privately.” She peeks up at me from her computer and tilts her head to the side. “Yeah … sure.” Cohen is pacing the room when we walk in. “A word,” I say, jerking my head toward the doorway. Cohen’s attention darts to the boy, and he delivers a gentle smile. “I’ll be right back, buddy.” He gives him a quick peck on the head and swings his arm toward the door, his eyes cold. “After you, Your Highness.” Lauren throws me a curious glance when he walks past her, and I shrug as if this isn’t about to be awkward city up in here. As we leave, I hear Lauren asking the boy what his favorite cartoon is. Cohen keeps his distance while I lead us into a private room, the one reserved for breaking bad news to families. I speak as soon as I shut the door., “Cohen—” Too bad he doesn’t let me get more than his name out. Rude. His deep-set eyes level on me. “This is a conflict of interest, Jamie. The nurse can help us. We don’t need you.” “We don’t need you.” The memories of the last time he said those words to me smack into me like a headache. It was the last time I saw him. The last time he looked at me with the same resentment. Either he doesn’t realize how hard his insult hit me or he doesn’t care. I snort, anger biting at me. “What do you think I’m going to do, huh? Kidnap him?” “Considering who you’re related to, who knows?” “Wow.” I clench my fists to hold myself back from smacking him in the face since his words are like a slap in mine. “You have some nerve.” It’d make for some bad headlines if a doctor slapped a patient’s father. There’s no apology on his face when he holds up his hands. “Just saying it how I see it.” “Then allow me to say it how I see it.” I thrust my finger toward the door. “You have a sick son in there, and it’s my job to treat him. Don’t like it? I don’t give a shit.” I shove past him, stalk out of the room, and don’t check to see if he’s following me. “Everything okay?” Lauren asks, her eyes glancing over my shoulder, and I realize Cohen is behind me, still keeping his distance. “Peachy,” I chirp before approaching the bed and smiling down at the boy. “What’s your name, honey?” “Noah,” he croaks. Even though I was sure it was him, my head spins at his confirmation. I tenderly squeeze his arm, and my tone turns cheerful. “Hi, Noah. I’m Dr. Gentry. Can I ask some questions about how you’re feeling?” He nods. Cohen stalks to the other side of the bed, his eyes on me, and Lauren migrates to the corner, her nosy ass interested in this shitshow. “He has a fever,” Cohen tells me, his tone softer. “For how long?” He scratches his scruffy cheek. “Over twenty-four hours.” “Appetite?” He shakes his head. “Not even sugar. I can hardly get him to drink, and he has no energy, which is very rare for him.” “Cough?” “Yes.” His jerk attitude settles while we turn our attention to Noah. I ask question after question as I take his temperature and go through all the motions. “Symptoms tell me it’s the flu,” I say, removing my gloves and tossing them into the trash. “We’ll do a test, and I also want to run some blood work to make sure we’re not missing anything.” Cohen nods. “Thank you.” I smile at Noah. “We’ll get you back to feeling good in no time.” I give Lauren, who’s gathering supplies for the test, a head nod and leave the room. I‘ll definitely be pairing wine with those Thin Mints tonight. Lauren comes scurrying into the doctors’ lounge ten minutes later. “Whoa, what was that about? Dude was super nice to me but acted as if you’d pissed in his Cheerios.” Here goes. A chill sweeps up my neck. “That’s my sister’s ex … and her son … the ones she left.” “Oh, Jerry Springer.”
Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.
She was the fruit of a forbidden tree, but nothing in this world was going to stop me from tasting her.
My name is Dylan Murphy, and I work for the rich and powerful of an exclusive Manhattan building. Graham Morgan was my first boss, but soon after I was working with some of the most famous entrepreneurs, business moguls, and movie stars in the city. They trusted me because I always followed the cardinal rules:
Never betray secrets. And never, under any circumstance, get personally involved.
I’d never dreamed of violating my professional mantra.
Not until she walked past me.
The look we exchanged that night set my body on fire, and I knew right then and there that no matter the consequences, she was going to be mine. But she was one of them—off limits and out of my league, but she was the kind of woman who I was willing to risk everything for.
I keep other people’s secrets for a living, but the biggest secret of all might be my own.
Secret Keeper was my first read by Christoper Harlan and overall I found it to be an enjoyable read. This is the story of Dylan Murphy a man who grew up with rags, now workin for the rich. When he finds himself facing a dilemma of conscience. Take a job for a new slime ball or the unemployment line what will he choose. To make matters worse he just so happens to meet the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen… and part of that new job has to do with her.
Penelope was a great character. She was having a rough go of it, but had finally found a bright spot in her life. That ray of sun was, Dylan. He was like a fairytale dream come true really, but that’s the thing about fairytales, they can never really come true and always have a villain. This book was a quick read and had heat, lust, and get, forgiveness, a funny grandma and a bit of angst. It was a good solid four star ⭐️ read!
Sexy Suit by J.H. Croix
When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.
It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.
Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.
I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.
All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.
The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.
I absolutely don’t expect to fall for him. So hard I’m skidding sideways just to catch my balance.
Sexy Suit was my first read by J.H. Croix and I found it to be an adorable read. The meet cute between Ryan and Addie was original and super funny. I love books about a southern girl moving to the big city,,because I’m a southern girl. The author captures the fun, exciting, and nerve wracking adventure of relocating to a new and totally unfamiliar city with humor and witty banter, and steam. Ryan is a complex character with sadness in his past, and that has shaped him into the man he is. But he is caring and giving even though he gives off this unapproachable vibe. Addie is fun and outgoing and something about her pulls out feelings in parts of him he didn’t think he was capable of feeling.
I love Addie’s spirit and her relationship with her mom and even her dog. She’s spunky and just what Ryan needs in his life even if he didn’t know it.
This is definitely a fun and quick read. It had enough going on to keep me engaged but not too much. They had witty banter and great chemistry and fire in the sexy scenes 🔥 and a HEA😍 for all. A solid four star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for me.
Lucky Bastard by Kaylee Ryan
When my best friend Aubrey asked me to tag along to an event with her, I never could have imagined that it would be the day that my life changed forever.
He’s arrogant and demanding and doesn’t take a hint. Landon Barker, the quarterback for the Hermosa Beach Trojans, is a player on and off of the field. He’s got his sights set on me as his next play, but I see right through him. Aubrey says I’m overreacting, that I should give him a chance. What she doesn’t realize is men like Landon don’t fall for the girl next door. That’s not reality. She got her fairytale, although it was a long road. Not all of us are that lucky.
She’s a friend of our new kicking coach’s wife. When I ask Chance for her number, he tells me I have to find a way to get it myself.
Nothing when it comes to Emma has been easy. She’s the first woman ever to turn me down, and that won’t do. However, as time passes, it’s about more than that. It’s about her smile, her laugh, and just spending time with her. She thinks I’m a player, and she’s right. What she doesn’t know is that I play to win, and her heart is the ultimate trophy.
I Love, Love, Loved this!!😍 Emma and Landon’s story holds infinite love in my heart! They were adorable and sweet and he was just sweet and swoony, girls!
Emma, sweet animal loving, caring Emma has seen the headlines. She knew what Landon Barker was all about, and she wasn’t falling for it. He could flash that sexy smirk all he wanted, nope it wasn’t gonna work…right?
Landon was gorgeous and talented on the field, he didn’t play to lose, and the game he wanted to win was Emma’s attention. He goes ABOVE AND BEYOND! This guy y’all! He wasn’t a jerk, he was west as pie! 🥧
I LOVED HIM!
Y’all this was funny and charming. Landon was persistent and confident and endearing. It was hilarious how he just punched his way into Emma’s life and her heart.
Emma did her best to resist this man, but the more she was around him the more she realized the tabloids may have been wrong about him after all.
When his hard work pays off and he finally get the girl will his public persona destroy it all?
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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- This book is a super fast read because you just won’t want to put it down. Full of amazing characters, fun and hilariously witty banter. Sinfully sexy love scenes and just enough drama to keep your heart slightly tender and worried for a minute before wrapping up this story up beautifully in the end.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- Landon Barker and Emma are nothing short of SMOKIN HAWTT!!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger!! I COULD NOT HAVE LOVED THIS ENDING MORE!! 😍😍
Cocksure Ace by K. Webster
I’m a fighter.
At least that’s what my daddy always told me.
It’s in our blood.
Hard work, hustle, and a little Hennessey is the Reid motto.
He taught me to fight for everything I wanted in life.
Take down those who threaten the dream.
My dream is to marry the perfect man.
That man is my father’s best friend and I won’t stop until I have him.
And at Daddy’s wedding in Costa Rica, I plan to make that dream finally come true.
Then, my life will be smooth sailing.
Until a chance flight with an arrogant pilot throws me off course.
Camilo’s decisions affect my future, and I can’t allow anything—not even a cocksure, ridiculously hot idiot—to stand in my way.
Problem is, he fights back.
Every battle I’ve won in life, he shoots down and exposes me for the fraud I am.
Trapped in paradise with my devilishly handsome nemesis seems like one of the seven circles of Hell…and, boy, is it getting hot around here.
Holy Cow!! Camilo and Sheridan’s story was EVERYTHING! This book had me rolling! It was hilarious and sexy and original. I could literally go from fanning myself from the heat of these characters’ connection to cracking up. It was slap full of these one-liners that had me dying, seriously I was like “and now I’m dead” lol
Sheridan is gorgeous and focused. She is weathly and super successful. She’s also snobby and somewhat entitled. She’s on her way to her dads wedding in Costa Rica. While there she plans to get her dads BFF to once and for all finally stake his claim on her. One measly little category two hurricane and a super hot pilot that’s too concerned with everyone’s safety managed to derail her plans. Camilo is this smokin hot playboy pilot, and oh my god y’all is he ever hawt! He loves his family and is a total ladies man, tending to hook up wherever they have a layover.
Both of them are dealing with some internal emotions and that just gives them more fuel to add to their fires, Hers in the form of her rigidity and him is his playful no seriousness towards attachment attitude. From the moment they meet sparks fly and you’re never sure what you’re gonna get. They are at each other’s throats. For once Sheridan finally found someone that can stand up to her verbal spars and give back to her as good as she can throw out and it’s.freakin.hilariously.hott!!
I adore every character in this book and would love to have ALL of their stories. The humor and fun of this entire book just brings fun and excitement. It’s such a hot quick read that’s perfect to break up the seriousness of everything that’s going on right now in the world. Let this book come and give you an escape, because it will and it’s fantastically epic!! I love the fact that from one minute to the next I don’t know if they are going to start fighting or well… you know🤫😏
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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- If you are looking for a hilarious and funny book with amazing characters grab this book. I love K. Webster’s writing and I read everything she writes and she’s so good. She writes angst and drama so well that when she puts out something like this I realize I almost forgot how incredibly funny she is. I love her romantic comedies as well. If you haven’t read funny K.Webster you are in for a treat. You laugh your bonkers off, I know I did 😏
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- I would become a member of the mile high club for Camilo any day of the week and twice on Sundays!!Even in the little Airplane bathroom between flyers on the way back home from an annual chili cook-off!! Okay maybe not quite but you feel me right?!!!! I mean dang y’all! SMOKIN!!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA PERFECTION YEAH!! 😍😍
Clutch Player by Nikki Ash
I fell in love when I was sixteen. Landon was my entire world and I thought he would be my forever. But I was young and dumb, and with one error in judgement, I destroyed any chance of a future we could’ve had together, along with our hearts.
Twelve years later and I’m going through the motions of life, but not actually living. Which is why I let my friends, Bridget and Simon, set me up on a blind date. Turns out, it’s not so blind after all. Because the man sitting in front of me is the same man who’s held onto my heart all these years.
They call me a Clutch Player because I’m good under pressure and quick on my feet. I was also quick to fall in love. The first time it was with baseball, the second was with Harper. And for a short time I had them both.
Until I lost Harper and all I had left was baseball.
For years, I focused on my career. I had accepted that baseball was my one true love.
Until I saw her again. I never imagined we’d ever get a second chance, but now that she’s sitting right across from me, I know there’s no way in hell I’m going to let her go again.
Oh My Heart!! This book y’all! I mean if you’ve ever read a Nikki Ash book, you know she has this incredible ability to put your feelings through the ringer, and this book was certainly no exception. But this was absolutely perfect in its delivery and was everything I was hoping for it to be and then way more. I fell so in love with Landon and Harper’s story.
Landon and Harper’s characters as teenagers were
amazing. I loved that the author wrote part of their story as teens, it helped us to connect with them and to really see the strong bond they had, before it all went to hades in a handbasket. I loved the innocence and wonderment of them discovering everything together. They were just fun! Neither had the best things going on at home but found comfort in each other. They were best friends as well as lovers. They made me laugh so many times and they also made me cry. When their lives were torn apart by one mistake, I was gutted, ruined, I was devastated.
The Landon and Harper we get as adults are somewhat different. Landon is a little jaded when it comes to relationships and Harper is just trying to take care of her family and avoid drama with her ex. When a chance meeting of a blind date brings her face to face with Landon she’s thrown off. She still feels so much for the man who’s heart she crushed, along with her own as teenagers. There was still so much of the younger versions of themselves even though they were now right around thirty years old. I’m a total sucker for a second chance romance. So I was really happy with the turn of events we were getting in this second half. Landon was still so loveable and caring and loyal. Harper was still adorably clumsy and a fantastic caregiver. You couldn’t hardly read a scene between these two that didn’t have butterflies swarming in your tummy. They had super hot chemistry and witty banter. They brought out emotions in your emotions.
This book was gut check to the feels y’all. It had conflict and frustration and I loved every single second. This book also had some fantastic secondary characters, drama, heat, love, lies, forgiveness. Oh… and a sexy swoony hero, and a make you LOL clumsy heroine. You like books with characters you absolutely loathe? Well this book has a couple of those too! Yup, pretty much everything!
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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- If you are looking for a second chance romance with love, forgiveness, frustrating moments, fantastic characters and all the feels. Grab this book today! Nikki Ash pitches a perfect game with this one! ⚾️
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!!Okay so it’s hot and sweet (more sweet) in the beginning because they’re young. But when they are older!!! HOLY HAWT HADES!! SO FREAKIN SEXY!!
Writer of words. Mother of Joy. Wife of Compassion. I like to write stories about real people who go through real struggles, and come out the other side stronger. I also like to write smut. Welcome to my brain. It’s a little screwed up, but always well intended.