Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn’t realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.
If only it were that easy.
Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who’s knowledge of romance was simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel.
In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one …
Because freedom always comes at a price.
“Now, son”—Frank squeezed Frank Jr’s shoulder—”tonight, you can have any one of these ladies that you want. More than one if you’d like.” My heart, which had finally returned to its regular beat, felt as though it was cracking in my chest as I listened to what Frank said. Of course, that was why they were here. “I told you I wasn’t a virgin,” Frank Jr. said in a low voice. Frank chuckled. “That may be, but any one of these ladies will make sure you’re well taken care of. You might learn some things. It’s your birthday, enjoy it.” Frank Jr. replied, his voice still low, “Whores aren’t my thing.” “These are the finest ones around, son. You’ll be in safe hands. Take your pick, and then I can pick mine.” “And if I don’t?” Frank Jr. asked. “Then you’ll piss me off,” Frank stated, giving Frank Jr. a stern look. “I can assure you,” Madam cut in, “all of my girls are clean and well trained. They aren’t like high school girls.” She chuckled. Frank Jr. looked at his father another moment and then stepped toward the line of girls. He still hadn’t taken a sip of the vodka in his hand, and that made me nervous. I wasn’t sure what Madam would do to me if Frank Jr. asked for something else. Was Grey Goose not a good brand? Just like Madam had done not ten minutes prior, Frank Jr. walked by each girl, looking them up and down from their heads to their feet and back up. When he got to the end, I expected him to walk back down the line because he hadn’t made a decision yet. Instead, he stopped in front of me, looking back at Frank and Madam. “I choose her,” he said. My eyes widened as Madam said in a raised voice, “Zell isn’t one of the girls.” “She’s not?” Frank Jr. questioned and turned his head to look at me. I lowered my gaze while I waited for Madam to respond. I expected her to say something about me being her daughter, and therefore, off-limits. Instead, she said, “She’s never been with a man before. She wouldn’t know what to do. Pick one of the others. They will show you a good time.” My face got hot again, and I was certain I looked like a tomato. I couldn’t believe that Madam had told Frank Jr. I was a virgin. I’d read about a virgin once. She met a guy with a helicopter and had weird sex with him. She seemed to like it, but that didn’t mean I was ready for this handsome boy to know I was a virgin. “Is that true?” Frank Jr. asked as he looked into my eyes. “Are you a virgin?” I nodded, not able to speak. He turned back to Madam and his father. “Then, yes, I want her.” “She’s not even groomed,” Madam stated to Frank. “Son, why don’t you pick someone else?” “With all due respect, Father, you brought me here to, what was it? Become a man? Being a man is choosing who I want to sleep with, and I choose …” He paused for a moment. “Zell.” The tray I was still holding fell from my grasp and clattered onto the floor. Madam’s gaze snapped to me, and my eyes widened before I quickly bent to pick it up. My heart was beating so fast in my chest that I was certain Frank Jr. could hear it. I kept my gaze on the floor, not able to look at anyone. I couldn’t believe this was happening.
Lock is a fairly fast paced darker and sinister re-telling of the original Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm. It is the story of Zell and Frankie. Zell, hardly a princess, but a beautiful girl whose tower is a high rise balcony overlooking New York City. Our prince was more a Mafia prince. Heir to the mafia throne, being groomed to take over the family business. Full of suspense, twists and turns. It will keep you guessing until the very end as to if you will get the outcome you are hoping for. Buckle up baby, it’s gonna be an engaging ride!!
In this exciting tale you read the story of Zell, who caught the eye of Frankie on his eighteenth birthday when his father brought him to the penthouse to introduce him to parts of the family business he hadn’t known about up until that point. When given his choice of companions for the evening he sets his sights on the beautiful and innocent Zell.
While spending time with her secrets are uncovered and plans are made. In order to rescue Zell, Frankie will have to go head to head with his father and deceive everyone he’s ever known. Will Frankie be able to save his princess Zell or will his father and the evil Saffron keep her locked in her tower?!
Zell is innocent and beautiful. She has been locked in this penthouse her entire life. It’s all she’s ever known. Although her mother is cruel,she has formed a bond with the other girls that live there.
When Frankie and his father show up she starts to question everything she’s ever known. When Frankie promises to come back and rescue her from her tall tower, is he telling the truth or is he as untrustworthy as his father and everyone else in this deviant world? He has shown her respect and care so far, but when secrets are revealed and her world comes crashing around her, will Frankie be her Prince who rescues her or a villain just like his father?
This Sinister Fairytales Collections series is the best, people. With that said, I have definitely liked some of the re-telling more than others, and this was one of them. This was a take I wasn’t quite expecting but I liked where she went with it, and I’m glad that we are going to get some more from this world in a future book. This book was the perfect length and it kept me engaged and entertained. It had suspense, mystery, good character development. All in all I was a happy girl so I flew right through it.
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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- Overall this was a good read! Lock was another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales Collection. I loved Frankie and Zell as well as Quinn, Jackie and Erin. I’m so glad we are getting Erin and Richardo’s story in Deliverance.
🔥🔥- There was some chemistry between the main characters, but due to their ages and the subject matter, it really didn’t allow for much sensual contact! There was one scene, but it wasn’t what I would call a super hot scene but any means. I don’t want to give spoilers. Their kisses were chemistry filled. So there was that. But remember these characters are 18 and this deals with some heavy subject matter. So this was appropriate for this book!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- HEA. No cliffy!! Our mains did get a perfect HEA 😍 We will also be getting another book from secondary characters you met in this world!
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.
Blurb: She was never supposed to walk into my club. But she did. I shouldn’t have looked twice at her. But I did. The criminal underworld is no place for a girl like her. One night with Katerina isn’t enough, but men like me can’t afford to be weak. So, I tell her to leave me behind. She does, but not before she sees something she shouldn’t. When she goes into hiding, it’s my duty to hunt her down. I have a job to do, and she needs to disappear for good. But four years later, Kat isn’t alone anymore. And the little boy right beside her looks just like me. Mine is book one of The Ties That Bind, an all-new dark mafia romance from A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight.
WOW, my friends! I did a super squeal of excitement when this hit my kindle. I knew from the blurb and the fact that it was written by an amazingly talented duo like A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight, that we were in for greatness. I was not disappointed. This book is dark, raw, sinister and gritty. It will grab you from the very beginning with this phenomenal combination of unbelievably hot tension and edge of your seat suspense. Get ready to be simultaneously fanning yourself and frustrated.
Levka Antonov was both her Prince Charming and her Villian. He was gorgeous and god like with his power. He was as delicious as he was dangerous. He was feared! When he wanted something he got it, and he decided that he wanted Katerina to be his “Katya.” They hit it off and it was everything more than even he could have predicted! He knew she was hiding things but he had ways of getting to the bottom of it and he would find out exactly who and what she was hiding.
When something in his business goes down and Katerina disappears, Lev is both concerned and angry at her for disappearing. There are a lot of speculations and distrust surrounding her from his Family business associates, will he abide by the orders he’s given when her location is discovered after a few years? However, will an unexpected secret game changing curveball Katerina has been carting with her for three years, throw a monkey wrench in all of Lev’s plans? Just how exactly will Lev punish her?
“I’m taking back what’s Mine”
Katerina Blake was a beautiful broken and poor young woman, but she’s hiding a troubled and scarred past beneath first glance. One no one could even imagine. She was such a strong and resilient character. I loved her so much. My heart broke for the little girl she’d been and what she endured as a child, but it fist pumped at the strong kick ass woman she’d become. Now, when she met Lev, it was a collision of hotness y’all. Good god!
Their chemistry was overwhelming. She was strong but he brought out a submissive side to her that she didn’t know existed, holy hell! 🔥 She would do anything he said. She fell hard and fast, understandably so. But when a devastating tragic event happens and he is to blame on the same day she finds out life changing news. She must do what she needs to protect more than just herself.
She could have cowered but she didn’t. She did what she had to. She is the kind of character I FLOVE, my friends! She goes through all the emotions and through such growth as a character and it makes for such an amazing read. You get to see her at her lowest then go to seeing her in her most protective and survival mode. She.is.just.fantastic! 🙌🏻😍🙌🏻
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- This book is all you could want in a Mafia/Second Chance/Secret Baby Romance. It captured everything I was looking for and more.
It was so full of secrets, lies, action. It was full of suspense, angst, GAH the sex! My heart was on edge the whole time! 💔 Everything going on, fabulous!! These characters are fantastic and complex and I’m dying for “Him”
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! Their encounters were SO.FREAKIN.HOT!! Lev is Alpha AF and made Katerina submit in the hottest of ways. Fanning and dying, fanning and dying🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- 🌪🌪🌪HOLY CLIFFHANGER! You will NOT get resolution in this book! Book two is coming!! 😳🤯😳🤯
About A. Zavarelli: A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance. When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research. She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies. Connect w/A. Zavarelli:
Certainly not Nya Perez…because that’s precisely what she’s done.
Liam Watts is the bane of her existence.
Her first love. Father of her child. And breaker of her heart.
Oh, he’s also her ex-husband. Well, he was, anyway…right up til this morning,
when she woke up beside him in a Vegas hotel room, sheathed in satin and tulle
with a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach.
If it were just between the two of them, an annulment would be the obvious
solution. After all, they wouldn’t be the first to marry and divorce at the
little white chapel in the span of twenty-four hours.
But their daughter’s greatest wish has just been granted, and if there’s one
heart Nya wants to protect more than her own, it’s Ellie’s.
So, she promises to give it six months.
There’s no way she’ll be swayed by his thick southern drawl, those well-defined
abs, or that annoyingly delectable scruff lining his cheeks.
Nope. She’s got it all under control. Six months of playing house, then
everything can go back to the way it was before.
But first she’ll have to muddle through marriage with Liam—take two.
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
Release Date: March 13, 2020Cover Design: PopKitty DesignPhotographer: Wander AguiarModels: Jacob Cooley & Luke Schaeffer
“Tragedy brought us together, but something stronger made me want to stay.”
Julian was the boy next door. My brother’s best friend, he fit with my family in ways I never could. While he and Rhett went on to play house, I left the only life I knew, desperate for a fresh start.
Until everything changed.
Heartache came along, and the aftermath of my brother’s death was here to stay. I was now face to face with Julian more than I ever wanted to be.
Being around him brought up all my insecurities, forced me to deal with hard truths, and conjured up feelings I had no business entertaining. He wasn’t the man I thought I knew. He was complex and layered, and inherently beautiful in all the ways I’d never noticed.
Not on another person.
Not on another man.
Not until him.
Oh Y’all!! So, I was super excited for this book. I was thinking GAH I mean you can read the blurb and it pretty much sounds like this book is gonna be all kinds of forbidden goodness right? But my friends, this book, this fantastic, beautifully epic book, was beyond any and all expectations I could have ever even imagined. The feelings and emotional journey Marley will send you on with this book is soul-stirring and powerful. The way this book will grab your heart on the first page, AHH😭 I’m just never going to be the same.
Broken-hearted, defeated and devastated. Deacon and Julian have a story that will both decimate and then heal your heart and soul. This is a poignantly powerful story about the love and healing they found in each other. It was about two broken souls recognizing their perfect counterparts in the most unlikely of places, at the most inopportune time. The kind of inevitable love that even though it went against logic and reason, what should and shouldn’t have drawn them to one another bond them in ways neither could have ever expected.
There was something cathartic when they were together, it was as if all was right in the world, it’s why they had to be meant for each other. They way they could tap into what the other so desperately needed at that moment and to be just that.
I’m a firm believer that there is something to be said about the after effects of what happens to you after a book absolutely, utterly wrecks you. That cleansing feeling that only comes after you have bawled and sobbed until your huffing and snotty( not pretty but it happens) But when all is said and done and your author has broken you into a million pieces, you have cried all the tears until you have none left to cry, and she’s put you back together, you sigh and know that everything is as it’s supposed to be. She did it! She broke you, and she put you back together. Now, you do know you won’t be 100 percent the same, because long after these characters will stick with you, because that’s what those types of books do.THIS is one of those books, Deacon and Julian will be here in my heart long after I finished this book. Their story is the ultimate story of where love triumphs all, love wins. Love is EVERYTHING!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- I urge you to please take a chance on this book. If you never tried a MM or if MM isn’t your usual genre give this a go. Marley Valentine is a master and you will find yourself so caught up in this amazing love story you won’t care or it won’t matter whether it’s MM or MF it’s just a tragically beautiful love story.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-It is hot!! 🔥 There is so much temptation and at first the try to fight it between them, that it can’t help but to be off the charts hot?!?! Yup, so so HOTT!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- HEA 😍♥️😍
Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.
Are you ready to have your mind blown?!! All The Lies by Rina Kent is LIVE!! Find out what happens when the most popular girl loses her memory and becomes a nobody. #OneClick today!
When lies become the truth.My name is Reina Ellis.Popular.Beautiful.Untouchable.Problem is, I remember none of it.His name is Asher Carson.Gorgeous.Silent.Dark.Oh, and my future husband.He has three rules for me:I’ll bow.I’ll break.I’ll pay for what I’ve done.Problem is, I don’t remember what I’ve done, but I have a clue.There was a fire.A dead girl.And I was there.All The Lies is a dark new adult book that contains dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering. If you’re looking for a hero, you won’t find him in Asher Carson. Please don’t read if any of that bothers you.All The Lies is part of a duet and is NOT standalone. The entire duet will be released two weeks apart.
“Why do you hate me so much?” If you do, why the hell are you engaged to me?“Might have to do with how much of a bitch you are.”“Oh, I’m sorry.” I smile. “Did I steal your title, asshole?”He pauses, head tilting to the side. “What did you just call me?”“A-S-S-H-O-L-E.” I continue smiling, taunting him. “Do you want me to spell it for you again—”My words cut off when he’s at my face, kneeling on the bed in front of me. His hand wraps around my throat like a shackle. He’s not squeezing, but the firm grip is enough to restrict my air supply and my thoughts.A frightening chill forms goose bumps along my skin as I stare at his darkened, merciless eyes.The sense of bravery I gained a few seconds ago evaporates into thin air. My shoulder blades snap together as if telling me I should be scared.This is a scary person.He’s fucking terrifying.The need to run away from him hits me again, clawing under my skin and pumping in my blood.“You seem to be taking your amnesia game way too seriously, so let me remind you of how it goes.” His thumb rubs my jaw like a lover’s caress when in fact it’s a Grim Reaper’s kiss.It’s cold.Everything about him is freezing.My pulse roars in my ears like a distant thunderstorm.He’s invading my space like a natural disaster, impossible to stop or prevent.Still, I manage to choke words out. “You think this is a game? What type of person pretends to have lost their memories?”“The type who doesn’t want people to know what they’ve done.”“What I’ve done?”“Shhh. Don’t talk.” He presses his thumb to my lips, and I can’t help the pulses taking flight under my skin. “When I speak, you listen.”
Yes, Yes, Yes!! Twisted, Astonishing, Unputdownable! This book will take everything you think you know about bully romance and knock you on your fanny! Nothing about this book was predictable. NOTHING! From the start I was on the edge of my seat. This book was slap full of insane, intriguing and the most mind-bendingly mysterious moments.
Forget adulting or anything else from the moment you start because I assure you… You.Won’t.Stop.Until.It’s.Done!! Then you will continue to check and scream out in frustration to see if more pages will magically appear!!
Reina is unexpected, she is a contradiction to everything you expect and you can’t help but to feel every emotion she is as she is going through it. The frustration she’s enduring as she discovered who she was through the eyes of others. Wow! Just Wow! That’s all I can and will give you. 😘 It leaves you feeling as perplexed as she is, you love and hate her as much as she does herself! I happen to love complex characters like herself and love the brilliance Rina displays when writing them! 🙌🏻 Ah-May-Zing!
Asher is the hot, popular, angry playboy. But something had to contribute to that deep rooted anger right? The way he acts towards his fiancé is confusing and frustrating, but it’s also hot, and sometimes scary. I love the mystery surrounding what’s driving him. He is baffled at times by Reina’s behavior but doesn’t trust her for anything. I’m so excited to see what’s coming in book two. Like I’m dying for this conclusion y’all!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- Rina Kent is the dark and mysterious queen. She never fails to deliver something that will leave us gasping for more. I was captivated and spent from a myriad of emotions this book ran me through, and I loved every heart dropping moment! I don’t know how I will make it until the next book. I need the conclusion, it’s like an obsession at this point. Lol
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-There is nothing extremely off the chain hotter than some Hate Sex!! 🔥 am I right?!?! Yup, so HOTT!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪 TOTAL Cliffhanger! This is a duet and you WILL NOT reach resolution in this book!!
GIVEAWAY: To celebrate the release of All The Lies, Rina Kent is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/rinaakent/ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.Don’t forget to Sign up to Rina Kent’sNewsletter for news about future releases and an exclusive gift.
Stirred from Charity Ferrell is coming May 19th! 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! Pre-order today!
𝐼𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑚. 𝐼𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡𝑑𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠. 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.
𝐴𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠. GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/333sNd1 Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Design Cover Photography: Wander Aguiar Photography
Blurb: Three things my mother acquired when she became engaged:
1. A brand new Tiffany’s ring. 2. A lavish home on Heartbreak Hill. 3. Three privileged stepsons.
The last thing I expected was to fall for one of them, least of all Thayer Ames. Beautiful, brooding, and untouchable. I knew it was a bad idea. He warned me himself. But he was a thunderstorm, and I never could resist the rain. It was perfect… Until it wasn’t. One night was all it took for our world to crumble around us, leaving only secrets and lies between us. Now, I have to face him again, and the boy I used to know has become the man who loves to hate me.
About the Author: Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.
I met Keegan when I was on the beach in Florida.
He literally crashed into my world.
I wasn’t looking for romance, but his two-dimpled charm made my heart go
We both had one thing in common: we were here to escape our realities.
One week. Just the two of us. Not a care in the world.
I didn’t know it at the time, but that week would forever change my life.
Four years later, and as fate would have it, Keegan and I are brought together
It’s as if the universe is telling us this is our second chance.
The more I get to know him, the harder I fall.
Falling hopelessly in love is inevitable with a man like him.
Only the joke’s on me, because the guy I’m falling for isn’t the man I thought
You know how the saying goes: Fool me once…
I’ll be damned if I’m fooled again.
Swoon Y’all! I seriously Swooned, my heart fluttered. Every.Single.Time. Keegan was near my heart just melted people. Blakely tried and failed to resist his charms. He was just so mouthwateringly perfect and she’d been through so much but she was beautiful, tough and sweet. GAH! I loved these two.😍 He was the distraction she needed, something good for her, for once. He changed her life that week, her sisters life in ways they never could have predicted, but it was for the better.
The precious secret baby, second chance romance will grab you from page one and not let you go till the very end. It’s full of unexpected twists and turns. Lots of sweet and sexy moments, as well as laugh out loud moments. Get ready to fall in love with
Keegan, Blakely, Zane and the rest of the crew in this amazing story. Told in dual POV with a perfectly Heart melting HEA you don’t miss this must read by Nikki Ash.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐1/2- I’m a sucker for a good second chance romance. Throw in a secret baby and I’m a goner, y’all! This was so good! I’m claiming Keegan as my current book boyfriend. I mean how sexy is his name right?! This couple was just magic together and I flew through their story.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! They are hotter than a beach 🏖 in Florida in the middle of summer! Yeah! That hot, my friends! 🔥
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- NO CLIFFHANGER! I love this kind of HEA folks! 😍♥️😍
Just as I’m turning
the page in my book, someone yells, “Watch out!” Unsure of where the voice is
coming from, I look to the left and then to the right, but before I can grasp
what’s happening, the circular object hits my hand, and my book flies out of my
grasp and into the water.
“Shit! I’m so
sorry.” A half-naked guy comes running over, sand kicking up around him as his
strong legs pound into the ground. The closer he gets, the more of him I’m able
to see, and holy shit, do I like what I see. Messy brown hair I could picture
running my fingers through, tanned, smooth skin I would enjoy kissing and
licking, and if I’m feeling frisky, biting.
My eyes rake over
his tattooed, sculpted chest and down to his abs. Two-four-sex… I mean six. God
damn! Look at that six-pack. He must work out, probably several times a day.
Damn, I’d love for him to work me out…
As he jogs over, his
corded arm muscles flex, making it appear as if the ink on his arms is coming
alive, and I briefly imagine holding on to those arms while he fucks me good
and hard. He runs past me, and I follow his every move. When he bends over, I
check out his butt that’s hidden under his low-hanging board shorts as I
fantasize about my legs wrapped around his waist and my heels digging into that
But then he turns
around, and in his hands is the now sopping wet copy of Wuthering
Heights, and I instantly snap out of my lust-filled thoughts.
“Here you go,” he
says sheepishly, the soaking wet book dangling from his fingers. Drops of
saltwater fall down and land on my knee. My eyes meet his, and just as I’m
about to snap at him, the corner of his mouth lifts into a nervous smile, and a
single dimple pops out on his cheek, and once again, I’m momentarily distracted
by just how good-looking he is.
“Thanks so much.” My
reply drips with sarcasm. Taking the book from him, I examine the saturated,
ruined pages, and mumble, “At least it wasn’t my mom’s copy.”
“I’m Keegan.” His
half-smile turns into a cocky grin. Oh, hell, no…
He throws his head
back with the most beautiful laugh I’ve ever heard. It’s raspy and deep and
sexy. My eyes land on his Adam’s apple, and my tongue darts out, wanting to
lick down his throat.
“Fair enough.” He
nods. “I really am sorry about the book.” His gorgeous forest green eyes meet
mine. “Can I do something to make it up to you?”
“Like sleep with
me?” I give him a playful smirk. I haven’t slept with many guys, but I’ve had a
couple one-night stands over the last few years. My way of lashing out over my
“No.” He shakes his
head. “We’ve already established you’re not interested. Although, I think,
based on the way you were eye-fucking me on my way over here, I could probably
convince you otherwise.”
A LOVELY CONFESSION, the stunning conclusion to the Debt of Passion Duet by CoraLee June, is LIVE and FREE in KU!
“This duet is thrilling, intoxicating, and demanding. It hurts. It lashes out and strikes. But it also soothes and encourages and loves. CoraLee June she brings her A+ game.” ~Laura, _page.turner
Sometimes, I wondered if he was real.
Our time together was short, but it left a lasting impression on me.
I’m older now. Wiser, too.
Five years have passed, and I still can’t get him off my mind.
Hunter was cruel, angry, and protective.
I learned his secrets and he fled.
The day he left, I vowed to find him.
I guess now I have an obsession of my own:
Track down Hunter Hammond and make him mine.
Oh-my-gosh!! Y’all! My heart, my heart. I’m all over the freakin place. This conclusion was LIFE, every emotion in my body was beaten down, broken, used up and tossed around before CoraLee picked me up off the floor hugged me and mended my heart back together.
I truly won’t say too much about what happened in this book as not to give anything away, but I will say I’m in awe at CoraLee’s brilliance. This author y’all! I mean she gave us this story that picks up five years later and Roe is still heartbroken, pining over Hunter, obsessed and determined to find him. The lengths to which she will go to find him, who and how far she will be willing to go to get information on his whereabouts and what it will do to get information, the writing is so good, that desperation jumps off the pages. I’m telling you I didn’t know who was more desperate, Roe Palmer or Me?!? 🤷🏼♀️ But how will her heart handle what she sees when she does finally find Hunter? Can she handle all he throws her way to get her to turn right back to where she came from?
Have you ever loved someone and wanted to simultaneously knock them upside the head repeatedly? Yeah, that’s the way I felt towards Hunter for most of this book. Holy heck how I love that stalker, but he kept hurting, Pretty Debt. Over and over again. Ultimately I knew it was in an effort to protect her , but it still hurt like hell.
“I’m gonna make you wish you had forgotten about me.”
This book was so fast past and full of suspense. It was gritty and dangerous. I just loved the pieces the secondary characters brought to the puzzle. Nicole, Mack and the Bullets, they are all fantastic.
I loved all the suspense and action. GAH!! I loved everything about the ride this book took me on. OH and let me just tell you. This book was full of some of the most beautiful poetry, really, I’m still just reeling from it. It was so vulnerable and raw. It stripped bare the innermost personal and intimately beautiful thoughts and emotions of everything Roe had ever been through and was going through. It was awesome that the author got to display this talent of hers in this book this way.
As far as Roe and Hunter in this book, there is an amazing push and pull, a clash and fighting of their feelings and chemistry. Both Hunter and Roe are stubborn and constantly try to hurt each other in an effort of self preservation and self sacrifice.
“You can blame me, Pretty Debt.”
It’s crazy, frustrating and amazing all at the same time. They are still hot as blue blazes though!! 🔥💙🔥💙 Trust me y’all need to read this duet!
My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up :
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- I couldn’t be happier with the way things ended for Hunter and Roe!! I’m Still Obsessed with them. This book was everything I wanted but then it was so much more. It was so full of confessions, laying it all out there. It was full of action, suspense, angst, GAH the sex! Man the banter, blood, tears, sexual tension. My heart hurt the whole time! 💔 All the plots going on, fabulous!! It was full of frustration for them to get it together!. The characters are fantastic and complex and I wish there was more! TBH I’m not ready to let Roe and Hunter go!
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! Their encounters are so different from the first book but Roe and Hunter will always, always be FIRE!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- NO CLIFFHANGER! Your heart will finally be happy at the end. YAY!! ♥️🔥♥️
🔫 Trigger Warning-This does have gang-ish/fight scenes that are a little graphic and could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.
Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.