𝓐𝓷 𝓞𝓹𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓲𝓼𝓽’𝓼 𝓖𝓾𝓲𝓭𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓗𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓫𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓴, Book one in the Heartsong Duet by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Hartmann is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Don’t miss this Grumpy/sunshine, best friend’s brother slow burn romance!
From USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Hartmann, comes a brand new, heartfelt, two-book romance series.
There once was a girl with fireflies in her eyes and music in her soul.
(Remember her… she’s important.)
She’s the reason I panic-bought the little brick house on Maple Street; the one I lived next door to for eight magical years. Now that I’m back digging up floorboards and lost journals, I can’t stop thinking about the two people who grew up here.
You see, that girl was my best friend, and this house was once hers. She also had a big brother who was my everything before circumstance turned us into nothing more than memories.
That’s why I applied for a job at his auto shop—unprepared to discover that my new boss, Cal Bishop, is now gruff, built, and covered in tattoos.
I’m the sun to his overcast sky. The smile to his surly solitude.
A reminder of everything he longs to forget.
But my heart has a secret, and we’re running out of time to fix our torn pages.
Maybe… the same girl who used to be the glue still holds the key to putting our pieces back together.
(See? I told you she was important.)
Holy Moly! This author and her ability to flay my heart right open with her phenomenally unforgettable stories. Every single one that I read imprints itself on my heart and I find myself thinking back on them often. This story was no exception.
From the moment I started it I was intrigued with the way we started off. It was obvious there is lots of history, and heartbreaking circumstances just waiting to be revealed. The characters immediately capture me like beacons. Both for different reasons. Both still hurting and suffering from what all we just don’t know yet. But what we can tell is that there is definitely a special connection between them, and their reactions to that draw towards each other is completely different.
Lucy’s character made me feel so much. I laughed, I cried, I rooted for her, I hurt for her. Right now, I feel so much for her. Right now… I am NOT OKAY! Cal is everything I want in my book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, he’s tatted, he’s mean yet protective. He’s all anti-relationship yet possessive AF. He’s hurt y’all. And hurt people hurt people.
He frustrated me as much as he fascinated me. He could be intimidating, infuriating, but oh so enticing too. He put up this hard exterior but you can see hints of the ooey gooey center beneath. It will just take the right person to get him to expose those parts of himself.
I must warn you, If you are offended by cliffhangers in books then I must urge you to wait until 1/31/23 until both books in the duet are out. But If like me you don’t mind feeling the burn, then jump head first into this duet ASAP!! I need book 2 immediately, I am ready to see what kind of HEA Author Jennifer Hartmann gives us. I just know it’s going to be EPIC!!
Preorder 𝘼 𝙋𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙩’𝙨 𝙂𝙪𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚, Book two, releasing on January 31st!
Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her husband and three children. When she is not writing love stories, she is capturing them through wedding photography with her own personal romance hero. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. Jennifer loves tacos, and she really, really wants to pet your dog. Xoxo
I couldn’t possibly love this series any more than I do. Author Kandi Steiner Is one of those authors I immediately one-click. ANYTHING she writes. I don’t even need to read the blurb first. I know I’m going to love it. I don’t think I have ever rated any of her works less than a four star. Pretty sure I would darn near give one of my pinky toes to be granted the privilege to ARC read her grocery list. Lol But really, If you are anything like me then you love a good college/new adult, sports, forbidden (quarterback & coach’s daughter), forced proximity, grumpy/sunshine, secret romance. What you will find even more appetizing here is the way this author flips the trope script on you and you get anything but the typical in some of these tropes. Trust me, you definitely don’t have to worry that you’ve read this story before. Because you HAVEN’T! Holden and Julep were unexpectedly everything I didn’t know I needed and SO.MUCH.MORE!
HOLY HOT HADES! Two words ladies. Holden.Moore. The little tidbits we’ve got of our captivating captain in the previous books could never have prepared my heart for a whole book of Holden. Very focused and together, he’s got one thing on his mind, football. Pretty planned out for smooth sailing right on through his senior year. But what he couldn’t have planned out in any playbook, was being flipped right on his fanny by none other than the coach’s daughter, in all her delicious forbidden glory.
Julep Lee has walls as high and tight as Ft. Knox up to keep people from getting close. No stranger to loss, it’s just best to not get close to people then you can’t lose them. Holden is someone and evokes feelings she never expected. His ability to cut down to the most vulnerable and terrified parts of her and meet her there, with an understanding only someone who knows pain like she has could. GAH. 🥺 The emotions in this book. In their story they discovered how to let things be and forgive themselves. They were able to look at life from a new perspective. That realization that you have found your person. The one who completes you, who gives you strength to let your guard down and truly be vulnerable with someone else. The complexity and depths to these characters. Their journey of finding love and a special bond over shared past traumatic experiences, and being able to share those with each other. A love so powerful and full of hope and healing in these sweet and tender moments. 🥰😍🥰
But as sweet as Holden was he had this amazingly alpha side that came out and it was hella hot y’all. Like a spark ready to ignite at any second they were just explosive. I’m talking about he smirks, the dimple comes out and panties go 💣 🩲POOF! 🩲💣💋 *Chef’s Kiss*💋 I mean we all know combustible undies at a smile and a wink equals a good day. Am I right?!😏
Quarterback Sneak is the third stand-alone book in the Red Zone Rivals series. While you do not have to read the other book in the series before reading this, there are appearances by couples from the previous books. Plus they are amazing stories, so I cannot recommend them enough, so I say read them anyway if you can. You will be so glad you did.
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SIX because I am never gonna want this series to end even though the next book is the final book, and five just isn’t enough to do it justice STARS!!
💭Overall Thoughts~I am such a Kandi Steiner super fan. Her emotional and angst filled writing never fails to suck me right from the first paragraph and have me lingering in a book hangover long after the last sentence is read. Her masterful word wizardry blends fun and super sexy, with the perfect amount of emotions and angst. It is so obvious the careful thought she puts into the backstory of each and every unique character she creates. I can’t get enough. Especially her series. That is why she is at the top of my list of one of my favorite one-click authors!
🌶HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶🌶 EXPLOSIVE, SCORCHING AND DELICIOUS. This author never let’s me down in the “love scene” department.
🥰HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~ No Cliffy. HEA– I was left all warm and ooey gooey at the end. I couldn’t love Holden and Julep any more than I do at this moment. So happy with the glimpse into the fourth and final book in the Red Zone Rivals Series. While I’m so sad to see this series end, I will be super pumped to see what Ms.Steiner has in store for us next.
Kandi Steiner is an Amazon Top 5 bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.”
She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, planning her next adventure, or pole dancing (yes, you read that right). She enjoys live music, traveling, playing with her fur babies and soaking up the sweetness of life.
by K Webster
Publication Date: October 18, 2022
Genre: Forbidden Romance, Standalone
Tropes: Age-Gap Romance, Taboo Romance, Student/Teacher Romance
Purchase: eBook | PaperbackFrom USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster comes a new steamy age-gap, student-teacher forbidden romance!He’s a grumpy teacher with a chip on his shoulder. She’s his much, much younger student who’s completely off-limits.
Love broke me when I was a teen.
My dad not only slept with my girlfriend, but he knocked her up and made her my stepmom, too. Nearly two decades later and I’m still not over it.
How can I be when they’re a daily reminder of what was stolen from me?
Being a teacher isn’t necessarily my passion but pissing my dad off is.
He thinks teaching is beneath our family and I love watching him squirm.
But the joke’s on me.
I’m completely obsessed with the quiet, beautiful girl in my class.
Always staring at her perfect lips when no one’s looking.
She’s so young—too young for me.
Something about her, though, is just so sad and I can’t seem to stop thinking about her.
I want to comfort her. To hold her.
To teach her filthy lessons while in the sanctity of my bedroom.
And, yet I can’t.
Not only would I lose my job and bring humiliation down on the others in my family who don’t deserve the heat, but I’d be just like him. My father. A sicko chasing some girl he has no business going after. I refuse to let that happen.
Until I’m forced to protect her when no one else will, everything changes.
I cross a line I’m not sure I can come back from.
It turns out, I’m exactly like my father.
A selfish man hellbent on ruining everyone’s lives over a teenage girl.
***This is a complete standalone novel with a happily ever after. Characters are of legal age.***
I got it bad…I’m hot for teacher. 😈 Age-gap is my jam. Add in a student teacher age-gap and I will get weak in the knees, and lose all ability to function until I have devoured every delicious detail of said student teacher age-gap.
Good GAWD can K. Webster ever write a hot AF book, and write it she did. 🤩 She took this thing and TORE IT UP!! In all the best possible ways.
The Teacher of Nothing brings us the sinfully forbidden tale of Callum Park.The man is built like a god in a three piece suit. Struggling with his attraction to his student, Willa, he finds himself battling with the knowledge that giving In the temptation to act on his attraction could make him be like one of the people he despises most.
Willa does not have the most loving an supportive homelife to say the very least. She is just trying to make it through her senior year and get out of her current situation and begin a life on her own, but she finds herself struggling daily with her overwhelming attraction to Mr. Park, her statistics teacher.
A scorching hot 🔥 tale of obsession and overwhelming attraction this story will have you blazing right through it. The allure of the forbidden combined with a unique cast of secondary characters will have you hanging on every unputdownable, steamy, drama filled second.
Five flaming HOT forbidden Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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.
Holy Darkness Y’all! Author Charity Ferrell went down a totally different and mesmerizingly unexpected road than what she has previously taken us down before, and I was there for every dark and deliciously twisted moment of it.
Natalia finds herself desperate. Her recent life choices have put her life in jeopardy. Fear has led her to the doorstep of her BFF’s father, a gorgeous and dangerous leader of the Mafia who she knows can offer her protection, but It comes with a price. A STEEP price.
Cristian Marchetti is everything you’d expect from a mob boss and more. He’s possessive, dominating, and certainly doesn’t take crap from anyone. EVER. Until he gets a challenge practically served up on a silver platter. Sassy little sweet Natalia, couldn’t have know what she was in for when she went to Cristian for help, but he was equally blown away but the feelings she brought out in him.
This back and forth banter filled ride was entertaining and engaging, quickly sucking me into this new series, The Marchetti Mafia. I’m already counting the days until we get Benny’s story. I’m already amazed by the details and development the author put into this dark and new world she’s taken on. What a departure from her previous works and what a great job she did with it. I cannot wait for more. Told in alternating dual POV, Cristian and Natalia’s story has so many of my favorite things. Here are just a few reasons why you MUST read this. ↙️
🖤Best Friends Dad
🖤Super Possessive/Alphahole Hero
🖤Super hot and Spicy Scenes
ABOUT CHARITY FERRELL
Charity Ferrell is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the Blue Beech and Twisted Fox series. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people finding love.
Crew Taylor is the picture of perfection, if gruff, grumpy, and prone to throw a punch is your type. Clearly, it’s mine or I wouldn’t be begging him to bite the bullet and claim my virginity as his own.
Sure, he’s a bit of a caveman, broody and bossy and oh so naughty, but that’s sort of the point.
He’s experienced, his heated hazel eyes promising sinful skills in seduction, and I want him to teach me all he knows.
Lesson by lesson.
Night after night.
He says he won’t allow me in his bed … but I wonder what it would take to get him to play in mine a bit?
OMG!😱 I freaking loved this story. 🥰 This is just the kind of story that is absolutely why I have one of the fastest one-click clicker fingers in the south. If Meagan Brandy writes I can almost guaran-damn-tee that It for sure is gonna be my jam. Crew and Davis just DID IT FOR ME! Off the charts explosive of course, but this kept just throwing my feels in a whirlwind. I wasn’t expecting that. I’m so used to the arrogant alpha holes in MB’s books that the broken bad boy trying to overcome the past really put a hurtin’ on this gal’s ticker. He melted me, made me swoon, made me pant. Everything about him just worked for me.
Davis was as sweet as candy and I loved how she felt about Crew. She was quirky and funny. 💗 Beyond beautiful both inside and out but with this innocence and radiance ☀️that people are drawn to. She truly had no clue of the attention she captured from the men around her. Probably partly because as long as she could remember she could only see one and one only and that was, Crew Taylor. After he left three years ago with no contact she decided that she had a issue that needed taken care of and he was the one she needed to take care of it. She just needed to convince him to help her out. Armed with all the pros and cons, can she get this grumpy new Crew to give in to her reasoning?
It was emotional, swoony, forbidden, hot, angsty, and unexpected. You can’t help but to fall in love with this couple. The banter, their history, the entire journey. Discovering all the twists and truth bombs, “kindle chuckin’ in a second of pure frustration” times, lip biting moments of angst. Plus a fantastic cast of secondary characters that I adore beyond measure. Here are just a few of the tasty morsels this genre smorgasbord will be bringing your way. 🍪🍭🍩🍬🍫
🔥Forbidden/ Childhood Foster brother
🖤Older Brother’s ex Best Friend
🥵Possessive AF Hero
🍭Twists and Surprises
The Deal Dilemma is a treat you do not want to miss. FIVE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Crew and Davis together FOREVER Stars!
From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 44 Chapters About 4 Men (inspiration for the Netflix Original series Sex/Life) comes a dark mafia romance steeped in Irish folklore.
I can’t remember anymore if my grandfather’s eyes were blue or green, but I’ll never forget the way they wrinkled at the corners when he laughed at one of his own jokes. Or the way they sparkled with mischief when he told me tales about the magical creatures that dwelled in the forest behind his humble Irish sheep farm–shy fairies who liked to eat tea biscuits, cruel witches who liked to eat children, a moody lake spirit with a taste for expensive gifts.
As a child, I believed every fantastical word. But when he warned me about the mute boy who also lurked in those woods, the one the priest had declared to be the spawn of Satan himself, I refused to listen. Kellen wasn’t evil. He was kind, and beautiful, and special, and hurting. He was my friend. And with every summer I spent stolen away with him in those enchanted woods, he grew to become so much more.
But when I return to Glenshire as an adult, grieving and engaged to someone else, all those legends quickly morph into nightmares.
My grandfather had been right about everything, especially the boy.
If only I had listened.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Devil of Dublin is intended for mature audiences who enjoy extremely dark subject matter, high emotional intensity, explicit adult content, graphic violence, heart-pounding suspense, fairy-tale worthy love, and gorgeous Irish scenery. If that sounds like you, then welcome to Glenshire! If you’re unsure, please review the comprehensive content warning on my website before reading.
(an Irish actor seen on Game of Thrones, Vikings, Vikings Valhalla, & The Witcher)
Holy Flippin’ Four Leaf Clovers!🍀 Devil of Dublin has me DEAD. 💀Like put a fork in me I am absolutely D-O-N-E, done. This stand-alone, full length, dark mafia romance is a thrilling genre bending tale by the incredibly talented BB Easton. Told in dual POV this is a story that’s both unique and unforgettable. Gritty and gripping to its very core it will gut you. There is violence, darkness, suspense, beautiful Irish setting, and a mystical feel to it with some old Irish folklore. I wasn’t even sure quite what I was expecting going in but I can tell you whatever it was this book by far surpassed it, AND MORE. This book was everything I was looking for to break up the lighter sports romances, and romcoms I have been reading of late. Not that I don’t enjoy them, I do. But I’m a dark reader at heart. 🖤 (Because I’m naturally sunshiney IRL☀️). I’m really glad that Devil of Dublin was able to fully send me reeling deep down in the dark romance hole where I usually hang with the other disturbed folks like myself. 😈
Darby Collins goes to Ireland for the first time as a young child. Folklore sends her on a quest through the woods. While wandering she finds a boy named Kellan. Kellan definitely has some issues going on, but Darby sees something in him, and he in her. Over the years Darby visits and the two grow closer. She is light where he is dark. Although Intensely connected from the beginning, the summer visits come to a stop after a few years. After that these two both underwent some tragic and horrific things which had significant impacts on the people they became as adults.
When life brings them back into each other’s lives it is a crazy emotional ride. I loved these character’s. Their complexities, the depth to them. The things they went through, my god. It was raw and smacked you with blunt force. This book was dark mafia deliciousness and made me gasp as much as my heart raced. I was breathless with anticipation and then my heart melted over these characters. While the journey was not always pretty, that was for sure. It was necessary for them to go through it all to end up right where they did. And that my friends was where they were always meant to be. 🥰
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FIVE, Folklore and Forbidden First LoveSTARS!!
💭Overall Thoughts~WOW! Phenomenal. Unforgettable. BB Easton can write ANYTHING which is why she will always be a ONE CLICK AUTHOR! For Me ALWAYS.
⚠️TRIGGERS~This book has some content that could be disturbing to some readers. Since it is a Mafia romance it has Elements of Violence, childhood trauma, SA, attempted SA. If you would like more specific information feel free to PM me for more specific details.
🌶HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶🌶 Deliciously Super Spicy
(explicit content. Mature Readers only)
🥰HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~ No Cliffy.HEA
The Rain Trilogy—a dark, immersive, end-of-the-world romance—was BB’s first work of fiction. Or at least, that’s what she thought when she wrote it in 2019. Then, 2020 hit, and all of her dystopian plot points started coming true. Hoping to fix everything, BB returned with a fun, feel-good romantic comedy called Group Therapy, but alas, the world is still on fire … and so is BB’s desire to write intense, us-against-the-world romances. Her next release,Devil of Dublin, is a dark Irish mafia romance steeped in folklore and family secrets.
Pieces of a Life, part one in an all new duet in the Life series by Jewel E. Ann is now live!
The summer before fourth grade, Colten Mosley moved into the house across the street from mine, and we became inseparable.
He played the piano and baseball. I had a penchant for dead things while at the same time imagining what it would be like to kiss Colten. We were filled with curiosity and overly active imaginations.
We were also forbidden to be more than friends. But that didn’t stop us.
Weeks before graduation, he annihilated my heart, and it’s been seventeen years since the day I knew I’d hate him forever.
Now he’s back in my life–a single dad and a homicide detective looking over my shoulder while I perform autopsies as one of Chicago’s most gifted forensic pathologists. Then fate throws us a curveball.
Colten saves my life, but he can’t erase the images that now keep me awake at night. And I can’t explain them.
Am I still the girl he’s always loved? Or nothing more than pieces of that life?
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Holy Cow my mind is a jumbled mess right now, and I love it! I’m convinced Jewel. E. Ann could write anything and I would devour it. Rom com, yep. Contemporary, absolutely. Romantic suspense, yes please. Her grocery list, all signs point to yes. Anything and everything. Her latest story, Pieces of a Life, book three in the Life series, is just another example of the magnificence of her writing. Her ability to get quickly immerse readers in the story never ceases to amaze me. I know from the very beginning I fell hard and fast for Colten and Josie and couldn’t wait to read their history leading up to present day that has brought these once childhood sweethearts back into each other’s lives. One wanting nothing more that to get back what they lost seventeen years ago. The other set on not giving in to the one that destroyed their heart all those years ago.
Detective Colten Mosley is fantastic at his job. That job brings him face to face with the one person he’s never really gotten over, the only person he has truly ever loved. Also the person whose heart he obliterated in senior year of high school. Josie Watts was his best friend growing up, until she was his everything. He has always known that given the chance he would never let her go again. No matter what.
Josephine Watts was a feisty and inquisitive girl when she was young. She definitely had unique interests. But she has always been unapologetically who she is. As she got older the dynamics between her and Colten changed and they became so much more. She thought they were planning a future together but apparently the only future he had in store for her was heartache.
Seventeen years later both are back in their home town both successful in their careers. Career fields that put them in contact with each other on the regular. Push and pull and old feelings resurface. Then an event noone could have expected. I was left breathless, warring with what is happening and what it means for the future for Colten and Josie. I am obsessed with this duet already and CANNOT WAIT for the conclusion.
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⭐️Star Rating~⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️~ Five, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the conclusion to this duet. STARS!!
💭Overall Thoughts~All the delicious back and forth you crave. This second chance, frenemies to lovers, romantic suspense, with a pinch on paranormal/psychic twist is unputdownable and addictive.I can’t get enough of Jewel E. Ann’s writing. Every book is going to instantly grab my attention and hold me prisoner ( lock me up, baby) from the first word to the last. I instantly one-click any of her releases. Her ability to transition from past to present, trope to trope and flawlessly from one characters POV to the other is so smooth and makes it so easy to just plow right on through. This is for sure one of myTOP DUETS of 2022!
⚠️TRIGGERS~This book has some content that could be disturbing to some readers. Elements of Childhood traumatic death, Death, Scientific specifics surrounding death.( Autopsies etc.) If you would like more specific information feel free to PM me for more specific details.
🌶HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶🌶 Yummy, Hot, Spicy
🥰HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~Cliffy. Part one of a duet. Will not get resolution until book two in late September. (Not too far away)
Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author with a quirky sense of humor. When she’s not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.
Overhearing my cousin’s best friend confessing that she’s never been satisfied wasn’t my fault… but offering to help her change that definitely was. Her brother is a friend of mine, and while this has a bad idea written all over it, it doesn’t stop us from becoming friends… with benefits.
Palmer is gorgeous, off-limits, and stubborn as hell. For the first time, I’m the one left wanting more.
I’m tired of watching her walk away. I’m ready for her to stay.
I never dreamed having my crush overhear my most embarrassing confession would land me in his bed… or that I would want to stay there.
But our secret relationship has rules. No strings. No expectations. No feelings. What’s that saying about rules? Oh yeah, they’re meant to be broken.
But when it comes to Brooks, I’m afraid if I’m not the one to walk away, it won’t be just the rules broken.
Well I thought I was hopelessly devoted to Deacon. ( Never with Me) I just knew I was utterly obsessed with Orrin.(Stay Always) But without a doubt I can say “ Move Y’all, Get Out The Way.” Because be still my heart, ♥️ I have been Bewitched by Brooks. His and Palmer’s story is steamy, sweet and totally swoony. In typical Kaylee Ryan fashion you get fantastically fun and flirty times, a great cast of secondary characters, a romantic and heartfelt story that is sure to melt both your heart and your kindle.
Stay Over, the first FULL LENGTH book in the Kincaid brother series, is a standalone but has characters we met briefly in both Never with Me, Deacon and Ramsey’s story. As well as Stay Over, Orrin and Jade’s novella. In Never with Me we are first introduced to the Kincaid brothers. Nine gorgeous and charming Georgia boys. I am already in love with them all and cannot wait to devour each and every one of their stories.Unique and amazing men each with his own story to tell but fiercely loyal to their family. The supportive way they jump in to be there for each other. Oh My Heart.
😭“Not just today, but today and all of the tomorrows. We’re here for you.”
Palmer is a sweet and sassy photographer. She’s the youngest sister of Deacon and Ramsey is her best friend. She is really proud of herself for getting her brother and best friend together, but hasn’t seemed to have that same kind of luck in her own love life. Plus she was really focused on her career and the guy she had the longest running crush on is her brother’s best friend, Brooks. He is older than her by six or seven years and would never look at her that way. Or so she thought.
Brooks Kincaid is caring, gorgeous and a total sexy sweetheart of a man. He grew up around Palmer because of his friendship with her brother but now he’s starting to see her in a whole new light. For both of them growing up in such loving homes, they saw examples everyday from their parents that set high standards in both their minds on what they wanted for their future partners. So they both were willing to hold out until that person came along and focused on their careers. But a some fun and flirting at a celebration open up the doors for a secret “mutually beneficial” arrangement that worked for both of them…until it didn’t. Feelings, miss understandings, and a little drama make for an enjoyably engaging journey with ALL the best friend shenanigans and Kincaid brother backing your little heart desires. 🥰
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Four and a Half, Fun, Flirty and Fall in Love with the Kincaids STARS!!
💭Overall Thoughts~I am such a Kaylee Ryan fan. Her writing never fails to suck me right in. Her ability to blend fun and super sexy, with the perfect amount of emotions without being angsty. I love the thought and background she puts into each and every unique character she writes. I can’t get enough of her writing. Especially her series. That is why she is one of my. <b>favorite one-click authors!</b> I sure cannot wait for Declan’s story. ASAP.
🌶HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶🌶Brooks and Palmer are Definitely Deliciously Hot!
🥰HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~ No Cliffy. HEA– I was left all warm and ooey gooey with this perfect ending. Can’t wait to get more glimpses of Brooks and Palmer in the rest of the Kincaid brothers stories.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.
HOLY MIND CLICKETY- CLUCK MY FRIENDS!! This amazingly unforgettable story has got me so twisted and turned inside out. I legit had to sit back a while and just process my feelings on this one. Honestly, I’m still processing, still heavily feeling and quite tender and emotional still. This story was phenomenally incredible. I’m getting choked up because It was just truly remarkable. A brave and daring and non-traditional take on a dark and thrilling romance. Addicted from the first page this story is both chilling and eerie, but also emotional, original, steamy. A book that Is not soon to leave my head or the reeling it has my mind in, so trying to wrap my head around exactly how I am feeling so that I could even begin to convey this to others has been quite the chore, because the thing is… You know what they say about assuming?! Lol But alas, I went into this book assuming I was getting a certain type of story and to be honest, this was anything BUT the assumptions I had set up in my own head going in. ( To me this turned out to be a good thing)
Now without giving any spoilers away, let me just tell you what I did to myself here. Based on blurb alone here I jumped in thinking, m’kay so this is probably some type of prison pen pal love story. This is my first book by this author, but I have heard great things and she’s been on my TBR for awhile. So when this opportunity presented itself I scooped up the chance to read this sucker, and dove right in when the ARC appeared.
It certainly didn’t take long before I realized this book had this whole dark and eerie tone to it. BTW, I was absolutely here for it too! I was like yeah this is going to be more mysterious/suspenseful, probably some thriller action. I was excited to see how the dark romance was going to tie in. But as soon as the story got going I was just entranced y’all. I am talking about smokin’ hot scenes. Like hotter than a big ‘ol pan of biscuits and gravy right off the stove. The dirty talkin’, oh my word, the dirty talkin’. Put a fork in me because I was done. I mean our couple were just EVERYTHING I wanted them to be.
This story takes you on a journey and when you feel like you might be getting a grip on some of what’s going on, your world will be shattered, you will realize nothing is what It seemed and It’s better to just roll with the waves, instead of trying to swim against the current.
Now here is where reviews are mixed… Either you are happy with what the author did here, or it seems readers just can’t. ME, I happened to have absolutely LOVED what this author did with this book. When I started feeling like “ no, way.” “No you aren’t girl.” “You are, aren’t you?” I didn’t know how I felt about that, but when the book was all done. I sat back, with tears in my eyes, and all I could think was WOW! BRAVO! While this wasn’t what I went into this book expecting this to be, I was absolutely blown away by this story. By this author’s writing. Her ability to sweep me into this story. I went through all the emotions a person can feel while reading this story and am still after. Now, let’s talk about that ending. I know reference to a HEA has been mentioned. Does this story have a HEA? Well, no. Not in the traditional romance genre HEA. But In my opinion and for me, yes absolutely. I felt that the ending for me was as HEA. Without giving any spoilers for this book, these characters, and their journey, I think their ending is as happy an ever after as I hope mine would be in the same situation.
My Cr8zysockbookblock Wrap Up
Six, I will never be the same after this STARS!!
I am so happy I took a chance on this book as it will most definitely go down as one of my TOP READS of 2022! My only regret is that I am just now discovering this author’s work. I plan to quickly devour as much of her back list ASAP.
⚠️TRIGGERS-This book has some content that could be disturbing to some readers. Elements of DV, Miscarriage, Death. If you would like more specific information feel free to PM me for more specific details.
🌶HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶🌶 Deliciously Super Spicy
🥰HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~ No Cliffy. HEA- Depends on who you ask and what that means to you. I say for me, Yes, it had one that made me feel HEA for them.
It’s raining as my husband’s casket is lowered into the hole in the ground. Raining hard, as if the sky itself is about to rip in half like my heart has. I stand motionless under an umbrella with the other mourners, listening to the priest drone on about resurrection and glory, blessings and suffering, redemption and the holy love of God. So many words, and all so meaningless. Everything is meaningless. There’s a Michael-shaped hole in my chest, and nothing matters anymore. That must be why I feel so numb. I’m empty. Grief has blown me apart, scattering my bones into a desert wasteland where they’ll bake in silence under a merciless sun for a thousand years. A woman behind me quietly weeps into her handkerchief. Sharon? Karen? A colleague of Michael’s who I met at a long-ago faculty party. One of those awful holiday work parties in a school auditorium where they serve cheap wine in plastic cups and people stand around making awkward small talk until they’re drunk enough to say what they really think about each other. Sharon or Karen behind me told Michael he was a prick at that party. I can’t remember why, but that’s probably why she’s crying now. When someone dies, you start counting all the ways you failed them. The priest makes the sign of the cross over his chest. He closes his Bible and steps back. I walk slowly forward, bend down to grasp a handful of soil from the pile to one side, then toss it onto the closed casket. The wet clump of dirt makes an ugly hollow sound when it lands on the gray lid of the coffin, an uncaring splat of finality. Then it slides off, leaving a smear of brown behind like a shit stain. Abruptly, I’m shaking with anger. I taste ashes and bitterness in my mouth. What a stupid ritual this is. Why do we even bother? It’s not like the dead can see us mourning them. They’re gone. A sudden gust of cold wind rattles the leaves in the trees. I turn and walk away through the rain, not looking back when someone softly sobs my name. I need to be alone with my grief. I’m not one of those people who likes to commiserate over a tragedy. Especially when the tragedy is my own. When I open the front door of the house, it takes a moment for me to register that I’m home. I have no recollection of the drive from the gravesite to here, though the blank spot in time doesn’t surprise me. Since the accident, I’ve been in a fog. It’s as if my brain is blanketed in thick clouds. I kick off my shoes and leave them under the console table in the foyer. Tossing my wool coat onto the back of a kitchen chair, I head to the fridge. I open the door and stand looking inside as rain drums against the windowpanes and I try to convince myself I’m hungry. I’m not. I know I should eat to keep my strength up, but I have no appetite for anything. I let the door swing shut and press my fingers against my throbbing temples. When I turn around, I notice the envelope on the table next to the fruit bowl. It sits by itself, a white rectangle with neat handwriting and a stamp that reads “LOVE” in red letters. I know for a fact it wasn’t there when I left. My first thought is that Fiona must’ve brought in the mail. Then I remember she cleans the house on Mondays. Today’s Sunday. So how did it get there? As I cross to the table and pick up the letter, a rumble of thunder rattles the windows. A sudden gust of wind whistles through the trees outside. The eerie feeling intensifies when I read the return address. Washington State Penitentiary. Frowning, I tear open the edge of the envelope and pull out the single sheet of white unlined paper inside. I unfold it and read aloud. “I’ll wait forever if I have to.” That’s it. There’s nothing else, except a signature scratched below the words. Dante. I flip the page over, but it’s blank on the other side. For a fleeting moment, I think the letter must be intended for Michael. That idea gets tossed aside when I realize it’s addressed to me. That’s my name right there on the front of the envelope, printed in neat block letters with blue pen. This Dante person, whoever he is, meant for me to receive this. But why? And what is he waiting for? Unsettled, I fold the letter into thirds, stuff it back into the envelope, and drop it on the table. Then I make sure all the doors and windows are locked. I draw the drapes and blinds against the wet gray afternoon, pour myself a glass of wine, then sit at the kitchen table, staring at the envelope with a strange feeling of foreboding. A feeling that something’s coming. And that whatever it is, it isn’t good.
About J.T. Geissinger J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over five million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is a three-time nominee in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book and the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy. She’s a Southern California native currently living in Nevada with her husband and rescue kitty, Zoe.
Everything they thought they knew is about to change.
In Chaos We Reign, an all-consuming dark romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amo Jones is out now!
I was the trick that they could never play. She was the greatest game of all…
There was elegance that comes from being carved from the ashes of all the darkness that surrounds you in the world. You start as dust, and you end as dust. At least that’s what I always thought. Crowned Princess Mayhem all my life became old fast, and I found myself forging my iron crown with the blood of our enemies.
To The Brothers of Kiznitch, I was nothing but a little brat that always got my way. I was the sister none of them asked for, but they’d find themselves needing. He was no different. Loving Keaton Cicero was never going to be easy. There was evil within him that would never be accepted.
They thought their over-protectiveness had kept me safe all these years, but they were wrong. Everything they thought they knew, was about to burn around them. I wasn’t someone who needed protecting…
In Chaos We Reign can be read as a stand-alone, but it is recommended to read In Silence She Screams first to better understand some story points.
FABULOUSLY FLOORED!! 🤯 That is just one of the ways to describe how I’m feeling. This book, the ending to this unforgettably magnificent series has got me feeling all kinds of ways. I have always been one who would never turn down an Amo Jones book, but y’all, Y’ALL!! 🏻 I am blown away by the brilliance and talent this author poured out on the pages of In Chaos We Reign. Her ability to take me into this dark and ominous world she’s created. The eerie feelings of mystery, all the lies, and tons of secret twists and turns will keep you entranced and on the edge of your seat. 🙀This tale is deliciously dark and deviantly dirty. A twisted, gritty and gruesome tale, totally fitting for our Ice Princess, Cartier and her forbidden beau, Keaton. Their story as unique and tragically twisted as those before them is one of my favorites. The deep depravity and hidden lies behind these two. But the way they are when its just the two of them. OMG! I am not gonna give away anything more than that.
Amo concludes her Midnight Mayhem world in the way only she can. I do wish I had time to refresh my memories and reread all the other three books in the series again before reading ICWR. I think it would have made some things a bit clearer. I had to do some mind searching. lol Unpredictable, mesmerizing, explosive, alluring, and addictive! I will never forget this series. It is officially one of my all time favorites and one I will reread over and over again. I will warn you It is at times gruesome and graphic. If you have triggers I would recommend checking trigger warnings but If you are like me just jump right in and ENJOY!! All the stars for this phenomenally awesome series.⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨
Keep reading for a look inside In Chaos We Reign!
Chapter One Cartier Sixteen years old I remember the first time I realized my brother was crazy. I was twelve years old, and I watched him rip the meat off a man’s bones after he kidnapped me and locked me in an abandoned house to play dress-up. The man was a stranger, and even though our family business was risky, it had no connection with Midnight Mayhem or Kiznitch. Yet my glorious brother tore him to pieces with his bare hands and didn’t blink once. Tonight is just like then, only worse. Worse because this is someone I know, and it’s someone who tried to hurt me. Doors slam closed outside, and I stop pouring the cashmere pink bubbles into my bath. Reaching for my phone on the counter, I open Spotify and hit play on “OT” by Niykee Heaton before dipping my toe into the warm water. Bubbles spill onto the dark veined marble floors as I sink deeper beneath the water, closing my eyes in an attempt at scrubbing the night away. I don’t want Kyrin to hear me cry because I know it will only make him worse. I’ve handled this school since my parents dumped me in it when Kyrin threw a fit to keep me away from Mayhem, and I will continue to handle it when he goes back on the road. Right now, I need peace. I need to feel nothing. See nothing. Hear nothing. They say drowning is the most peaceful death, I can imagine why. After being suffocated from oxygen for minutes, you welcome the feeling of numbness. Like now. Void. Stuck between a realm of life and death, I could float and hold my breath until I simply… die. A hand is around my throat, pulling me out of my haze and I swipe water from my face angrily when I resurface. “What the fuck!” As soon as my eyes open, they land on Keaton, one of the four Brothers of Kiznitch. He and my brother have been inseparable since they were born—they all are—but Keaton isn’t like the rest of them. He is simply… different. My mouth closes as I take in his clothes. Blotches of blood litter his designer jeans, and when I finally look up at his face, I find mud and more blood all over his cheek and shirt. The Brothers of Kiznitch have all been my extended brothers, all of them except Keaton. He is nothing like a brother to me, and that’s largely because he has never treated me the same way the other Brothers have. He doesn’t seem pissed about my presence, but not that fond of it either. He has always just existed. For a long time anyway. But I don’t know if I’d call what we share a normal friendship. My stomach always twists anytime I catch him staring, and it’s become more frequent the older I get, but that doesn’t change the fact that we both fight. Fight probably more than any of the other brothers, Kyrin not included. “What the fuck, Keaton?” I glare up at him while leaning back against the curve of the bath, flicking my toe against the faucet to turn the hot water back on. I see him dip to a kneeling position out of the corner of my eye, when his fingers curl around my chin, forcing my face to his. I hold my breath when his eyes settle on mine. Keaton is the scariest of all The Brothers—to everyone but me. Darkness hovers over him everywhere he goes, and no matter what he does, he’ll never be rid of it. Torment swims beneath the surface of his god-like features, and it has always bothered me that I can never take it away. No one can. “Was there anyone else involved?” His voice is low enough to be a warning. I find myself losing my train of thought when I trace the edges of his naturally swollen lips. “No,” I whisper, only it comes out broken from the saliva forming in my throat. He stands back to his full height and kicks off his boots, tugging his shirt over his head from the back and throwing it onto a pile in the corner. “Keaton…” I warn. “If Kyrin—” “—don’t really give a fuck right now, Tigger.” I close my eyes and lean against the edge of the bath, listening as the clink of his belt falls to the floor before a long stretch of silence drifts between us. Just when I think he’s not going to do what he’s going to do, I feel his leg brush mine as he lowers himself into the bath opposite me. Keaton and I have kept each other at a distance, and most of the time I think I’m imagining the things I do. The long stares, brushes of hands, lingering touches. We fight as hard as we clearly care about one another, but it has always been clear. The lines have never been blurred. Until now.
Meet Amo Jones Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author whose books have been translated in multiple countries.
She resides in the tropics of Australia with her family, though she’s a born and bred Kiwi who more often than not, misses New Zealand.