Oh QB Tyler, My Astonishing Angel of Angst. You have done it once again. What Was Meant to Be has whipped it’s way right into this gals heart. A staggering and bewitching story that will have you stunned from the start all the way to the explosive ending. If you even mention a forbidden age-gap I practically start drooling. 🤤GAH! They are so my jam, yall! The heat, the angst, the sneaking around.
HOLY HOT HADES!! 🔥🥵🔥Don’t even get me on a roll about QB Tylers dynamically explosive 🧨 love scenes. I don’t know how she does it but she always manages to blend this perfect amount of tender and soul-uniting moments with down and dirty, toss them under goods they are ruined now, moments. She just casts 🪄 her literary spell on me and I’m entranced and under her spell until the last syllable of the epilogue.
I really loved all the characters. Well okay not all *cough,cough Parker🤬) Jacob, Kevin, and Michelle have this amazingly close friendship that has spanned years. As godfather to Kevin and Michelle’s two children, Jacob just fit right in as a piece of the family puzzle.
The dynamics of all that could change when the once innocent way he felt about Whitney changes when he has a little too much to drink and stays over at Kevin and Michelle’s. Whitney reveals that she has been crushing on him for a long time. She isn’t a little girl anymore. She is a beautiful woman and totally off limits. Everyone knows that forbidden fruit is always the yummiest! 🍑🍒
Guilt, fear, and loyalty leads to a life changing decision and double dose of heartbreak for our couple. Even if the road was paved with good intentions it can still be one heck of a bumpy ride.
You do not want to miss a paragraph of the heart-wrenching emotions, the angst, and the steam. So full of frustration, lip biting banter, and sinfully wicked chemistry?! OMG the chemistry. A tantalizingly taboo tale of inevitable love that just may have you wondering, can a relationship that has the power to hurt so many people really be What Was Meant to Be? Well in this case… I say yes, yes, one thousand times yes!! Five Stars for the H3 Effect! ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️
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.
My Cr8zysockbookblock Wrap Up
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.
I don’t want to be someone’s dirty little secret. I know all too well what that feels like.
Guarding my heart means staying out of pro football player Brock Williams’s bed and out of the spotlight. But after all these years, he’s exactly like I remember, charming, determined, and used to getting what he wants. And what he wants now is me.
The chemistry between us is undeniable. And the guy I always saw as a player is now the one who makes my heart beat fast—the one who leaves dirty love notes on my pillow.
Oh, yeah… he also happens to be my brother’s best friend.
Hooking up with Joey is a bad idea, but that’s not going to stop me.
I remember the first time we met. Joey showed up at campus to visit her brother, and when she came walking out in that little yellow bikini, I stopped seeing her as my best friend’s little sister and saw her as someone I desired but could never have. It turns out I was wrong.
For now, it’s stolen moments and promises on paper… of all the things I’m going to do once I make her mine. Her brother might not forgive me, but she’s worth the risk. I can’t deny myself any longer.
I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines. It’s time to execute the play and show Joey how our story ends.
HOLY HOT BROTHERS BEST FRIEND’S ROMANCE Y’ALL!! I can’t even blame Joey for banging Brock, or Brock for banging Joey. Because these two were just all kinds of steamy and dreamy, forbidden/secret, forced proximity, sports romance deliciousness. A team trade and a recent not so pleasant experience has found both Brock and Joey both living with Caleb. It may have been a while since they had seen each other but suddenly Brock noticed Caleb’s little sister isn’t so little anymore. She is a gorgeous, sweet and oh so tempting grown woman now. He can’t help but to want to touch, taste and tease every part of her and she wants to let him.
I couldn’t get enough of this couple. Brock and Joey’s romantic journey is just the kind that gets me all hot and bothered, gives me heart flutters, and has me rip roarin’ through the pages from the first word to the very last syllable. Tell Me A Story was a unique take on the brother’s best friend trope with its flirty, fun and even a bit filthy banter by way of secret hidden messages and letters left for each other. But also it was during this time that they built this deep and strong connection with each other. Learning about what each other wanted in the future. I love the element of just how hard it was for these two to keep their hands to themselves. They tried, they really did. Their chemistry was just undeniable and palpable but they had this deeply emotional connection that was stronger and really took them both by surprise.
So well written it scorched up the pages and sucked me right into this storyline. A smoking hot and swoony sweet story that while has the element of “will they get caught by the brother/best friend” it is a low angst story without a lot of OM/OW drama. Truly Authors Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black have such great writing chemistry the story flows flawlessly. Now I’m not sure if they just write the entire thing together or switch off chapters or if one takes one character’s POV and the other takes the others but either way I cannot tell which is which if they are.. So they definitely rocked it out all around in my opinion. I loved all the characters in this book. They were just “Chefs kiss 💋 ”The secondary ones as well. ( crossing my fingers for more from these character’s) Definitely pick up this and let Brock and Joey…Tell You Their Story!
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.
USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and three rowdy chickens.
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!
I am absolutely destroyed at the moment. This book gutted me. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to get when I started. As this is A- my first read by this author so I’m unfamiliar with her style, which I am discovering is a tragedy in itself because OMG where has Author Brit Benson been in my life the last few years?! And B- because other than the blurb that TBH I read a while back when I signed up to read this, I went in blind not really knowing too much of what to expect. Which turned out to be the way to go anyway.
Blind is best y’all. My recommended way to go, always. Now, I had my assumptions based upon said blurb, but… You know what they say about assumptions and all! Blurb had me thinking “ okay, this is going to be the whole “good girl falls for an anti-hero that’s going to grow on us.” and I can totally get on board with a good ‘ol enemies to lovers any day of the week and twice on Sunday’s. I mean it was an enemies to lovers, and this book does take place in high school, but these were anything but your typical high school sweethearts. This book was unlike ANYTHING I have ever read. Original storyline with phenomenally written, flawed characters gave us an engaging and gripping story. A gritty and realness that is sure to leave you emotionally raw long after the cliffy at the end leaves you breathless. I know it did me.
From the very beginning I fell for Macon hook, line, and sinker. He’s so tantalizingly toxic, and I should be ashamed that I’m so twisted because I die harder for the toxic ones. But I’m not even a little ashamed. Yes, he was definitely cruel at times, he was messed up, he was for sure trouble with a capital T. But he was also misunderstood, he was damaged, he was broken, self destructive, hurt, and he was so much more than what people saw him for. It wasn’t just the way people saw him, it was the way he saw himself.
He just made me feel everything. I wanted to simultaneously hit him upside his head to knock some sense into him and pull him to me and just hug him and heal all his hurts. He broke my heart, he melted my heart, he made me hot. Holy Hot Hell 🔥🌶🔥🌶 did he ever make me hot. The ones with the bad egg rep y’all, I’m telling you. They just do it for me. What is wrong with me? In real life my hubby is as straight-laced as they come. Lol That’s probably why I like my fictional fellas fully fubar’d! (Not completely. I do want him redeemable)
Lennon is amazing. She’s got a heart of gold, she is who she is and she’s comfortable with herself. She is creative, a rule follower, and selfless friend. Honestly she gets the short end of the stick sometimes because with most of the people in her life she doesn’t stand up for herself…except with Macon. He seems to be the person in the world who can get her the most fired up. The way they verbally spar. He brings out this lively feisty spirited side to her that no one else sees. I can feel how she finds herself struggling with her feelings for him, it practically jumps off the pages. She is at war with everything. The things he does, the way he treats her, the things others have to say about the kind of person he is. It all weighs heavily on her mind.
But things start to happen and she finds herself around him more and more and she sees glimpses that there is so much more to him. All of these discoveries are breaking down her walls. However the more walls they tear down, the more life seems to throw back up in their way. I just connected with her character so deeply. The writer did such an amazing job I was so invested and emotional I had to take moments and remind myself that I wasn’t actually there. I didn’t need to throw down with anyone in real life to stand up for some injustice that was being done to my girl. I mean I could chuck my kindle, and almost did several times. I could cry, which I absolutely did. A lot. I could cuss, did that as well. But at the end of that chapter I pressed on. Until press on I could no more…and now we wait.
My angsty frustration level is at an all time high. The tension between them is palpable. I live for the kind of rush this book was giving me. This book is a catastrophic collision of every emotion under the sun. Past trauma, damaged hearts, addiction, forbidden love, secrets, mistakes, lies and betrayal rips through their lives. Told in dual alternating POV, book one in the Next Live Duet will leave you grasping the edge of your seat, tears in your eyes, wanting to IM the author immediately to demand book two, before I die of impatience. Can one actually die of impatience? I feel like I just might. But in all actuality this book is fantastic. While it is full of sensitive content. It is beautifully written, the parallels to real life make it tragically devastating especially given where it has left us at this point. I am also filled with a smidge of hope. Deep in my core I believe in true love and I believe these two are inevitable soul mates. But I think they ( and us readers) will be put through a gut-wrenching journey, the likes of one which we won’t recover from immediately( because these characters have already captured our hearts.)
My Cr8zysockbookblock Wrap Up
⭐️Star Rating~⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨~Six, I will probably never emotionally recover from this duet if book one is anything to go by, STARS!!
💭Overall Thoughts~ I am so happy I took a chance on this book and this new to me author 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. I will be counting down the days until book two. I’m probably not ready for what Ms. Benson is going to do to my poor heart. But I can’t survive without knowing where we are going from here. I highly recommend EVERYONE take a chance on this author and The Love Of My Next Life. As for me… I will never be the same.
⚠️TRIGGERS~This book has some content that could be disturbing to some readers. Elements of child abuse, unaliving oneself, Death, addiction, mental illness. If you would like more specific information feel free to PM me for more specific details.
🌶 HEAT~ 🌶🌶🌶 Definitely Hot. Had tension and lots of great “Banter O’Hate.” The buildup was worth the wait. I can’t wait to see the spice level in book 2 since I imagine the them to be older in that book.
🥰 HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~HUGE CLIFFHANGER– This book is book ONE of TWO. You will not get a resolution to this couple’s story in this book. You will get a shocker and then an abrupt ending to keep you hanging! Thankfully book two is set to release in October 2022. Until then Happy Reading My Friends!
Meet Brit Benson
Brit Benson writes romance novels that are sassy, sexy, and sweet.
When she’s not dreaming up her next swoony book boyfriend and fierce book bestie, she’s reading.
When she’s not reading, she’s probably marathoning a Netflix series or wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles in Homegoods.
Brit currently resides somewhere near the Blue Ridge Parkway with her husband, daughters, and dogs.
To learn more about Brit and her books, visit here!
OH MY WORD! I love a good ‘ol heart melting single dad romance. Especially if he happens to be the doting daddy of a little girl. 💕 Like for real. I’m legit a goner for a girl dad. 🥺 I’m sure it probably has to do with the fact that I was the oldest of three girls raised by a single dad, and a through and through Daddy’s girl until the day he died, so I was instantly drawn into everything about this story.
Ford Dalton, his adorable daughter Everly, and her amazingly wonderful new nanny, Sydney’s story is a different spin on the single dad/nanny trope. It delivers a fresh new engaging storyline, loveable and emotion evoking characters, picturesque settings, plenty of heart, heat and steamy goodness. Fans of single dad/nanny romance, forced proximity, age-gap, billionaire romance, or even boss/employee this will fit the bill for all of you.
Ford Dalton is EVERYTHING!🥰 He is sexy, smart, and successful. He’s got a big heart and a big um… 🥵 He is a swoony, charming, dirty talking tall drink of water. He is an amazingly devoted single father who’s entire world is wrapped around his little girl. It has always just been the two of them, other than a little help with Everly from his mom and cousin Hannah. He’s truly a family man through and through and he really hasn’t felt like he was missing out on anything… Until he meets Sydney. Although it seems as though she just might be the one to finally change his mind on his hesitation to relationships. When he finds out that she is the top contender in the running for the nanny position for his daughter, Ford draws the line. Either they move forward and see where their relationship can go or they stop and Syd proceeds as Everly’s nanny. There really is only one choice, the most important person of all has to be the priority.
Sydney is the BEST!😘 She is young and vibrant. Beautiful, patient and lots of fun to be around. She radiates warmth and love and has the biggest and most unselfish heart. She is young and still working out what she wants her path in life to look like. But at the same time she is able to be mature for her age but also simultaneously youthful and brings an energy that makes those around her happy. She naturally does sweet gestures and things for people to show how much she cares for them. You can’t help but love her character and almost forget she’s a character and not my friend IRL.
The Single Dad is the third standalone in the Dalton Brothers series. You don’t have to have read the others but they are good books and have crossover characters from the previous books so If you have the time I would recommend checking them out. Ford has come along and pushed his two brothers right on out and became my favorite Dalton brother. FOR SURE. This entire book had me captivated. Between the heart melting daddy/daughter moments, the effervescent and unforgettable Everly filled ones, the charming moments, the steamy moments, the fun, flirty, and fantastically witty banter filled moments.
I just couldn’t get enough. I hung on every word. From the banging first night to the twist later on, all the way to the perfect HEA. It’s a YES🤩 from Me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts unique stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their yellow Lab. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.
At eighteen, Poe Blyton’s life is in shambles and the reason is Alaric Marshall.
After her mom’s death, he appeared out of nowhere and became Poe’s controlling guardian. When she protested his tyranny, he had the audacity to send her away to an all-girls reform school. A school full of iron clad rules and regulations.
But at least she’s graduating soon.
Until Alaric himself arrives at the school as the new principal and takes that away from her as well.
He’s really asking for it, isn’t he?
And Poe is going to give it to him.
It doesn’t matter that her sworn enemy has the prettiest dark eyes she’s ever seen. Or that he looks really, really good in his boring tweed jackets. So much so that she wants to rip them off his body and see what’s underneath.
Because scorching hot or not, her new principal or not, Poe is going to ruin Alaric’s life.
NOTE: This is a complete STANDALONE set in the world of St. Mary’s Rebels.
Holy Slow Burn Deliciousness y’all!! Hey, Mr. Marshall, book 4 in the St. Mary’s Prep series is here and it is unforgettable, unputdownable, and absolutely delectable. This enemies to lovers, guardian/ward, principal/student story may be slow burn but it sure sucks you in from the very first sentence until the last. It will have you hanging on every single word as you run the gamut of feels in this angsty and emotional tale.
From the day Poe Blyton met her new guardian, Alaric Rule Marshall she has hated him. He is cruel and heartless. He sent her away from the boy she loved to St. Mary’s school after all. Now he has taken a position as the new principal and held up her graduation for the summer. She doesn’t understand why he hates her so much that he wants to make heer as miserable as possible but she is determined to find out. I love Poe’s sassiness and badassiness. Really I just love her overall vibe. She is so loving and caring with her friends. She is talented and generous. She guarded because of her past and once you start learning more about her you can’t help but want her to have everything amazing life has to offer. She deserves the best kind of book HEA there is.
Alaric is so aloof and glacial at times. I just had to know what happened to make him this way. I really liked how the story unfolded and we got more and more of the history behind why he is the way he is and holy cow… my poor heart.
Ms. Kent put me through so many stages of feelings with this book. I would be sad for Poe and Alaric’s characters, then giddy from their banter, then frustrated, then devastated, and then panting because it was so flipping hot. I felt all the feels. I could not put it down. I devoured every single word. This story has a dual POV. We get more chapters from Poe’s POV But I love that we get some chapters from Alaric’s too. I really like getting to be in their heads while they are struggling with developing feelings for one another and what to do or not do with those feelings.
The banter in this book was all kinds of sinful and mesmerizing. Alaric may have been struggling to come to terms with how wrong his feelings for her were but when he lost control of his mouth… GOOD GAWD!! 😳 He’s dirty mouthed AF and I’m here for every single filthy word. When they finally did “throw down” it was hotter than late July down here in my neck of the woods. (Georgia aka. The Dirty Dirty South) 🔥🥵🔥
I am super excited because of the little nugget of a teaser the author gave us for the next book to come. I’m jonesing for it already.
That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his.
Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids. It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened. It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew. Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.
Except Knox just walked in…a month early. And the icing on this awkward cake? He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke. He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work—
We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.
Suddenly, everything matters.
Reason to Believe is an amazingly wonderful story of inevitable love. It’s everything heartwarming and yummy about small town, forbidden, brothers best-friends, roommates to lovers, forced proximity romance. Knox and Harper’s story has it all. Adorable kiddos, hot firefighters, so much tension and steam you will lose your mind!! So much more that I won’t spoil it because it’s too good and I recommend this book for everyone because it hits on so many great tropes.
Harper has loved Knox her entire life. He broke her heart seven years ago after an unforgettable moment together followed by him immediately putting her firmly in the “friend’s box” due to a warning by her brother who also happens to be Knox’s best friend, Ryker. Harper went on and became a teacher and opened her own preschool. When an accident leaves one of her students and his baby brother at the risk of being separated she immediately jumps in ready to help. She finds herself having to call on Knox to help her out with a place to go and stay for a few days.
Knox has deep feelings for Harper but he has never been able to act on them. When he shows up early back at home he is shocked by what he finds. But he is committed to helping Harper no matter what. This situation proves to be life changing for all involved.
This book was my first by this author but I guarantee you it will definitely not be my last. I was astounded by her ability to bring you into her character’s world. She legit sucked me right into this story. I felt all the feelings and my heart broke and then was patched back up by the end. We had funny moments, tear filled moments, super steamy moments and heart melting moments. With a great cast of secondary characters this book will definitely put your emotions through the ringer and every second will be worth it!! Being a foster mom myself I love the true and authentic experience this author portrays in this. This is what it’s like for us, what our hearts feel like in these situations. I think it’s amazing to utilize this type of platform to bring a little awareness. 💕
Grab this amazing story today!!
About the Author:
Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.
Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.
Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visitwww.oneoctober.org.
To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visitwww.RebeccaYarros.com.
QB Tyler will forever be my forbidden romance queen!👑
She absolutely tears up taboo like no other. James and Gabrielle are nothing short of sinful, sexy, and deliciously forbidden. So obviously they are my favorite kind of obsession. Originally featured as a novella in the Twisted Christmas anthology, you will be as excited as I am that it has been extended to bring us even more of the James and Gabby cravings you can’t get enough of.
This story is naughty to the utmost degree. It’s absolutely an all encompassing story from the first page to the last. I’m such a fan of this genre. It’s my jam all.day.long! I couldn’t have dreamed up a better forbidden and super spicy story. It’s a gorgeous take on an interracial, adopted siblings, forbidden/taboo, age gaplove story with a couple that is just so inevitably perfect for one another that even with the odds against them you can’t help but to wish all the amazing things in life for them. As always QB guts punches us right in the feels.Their journey wasn’t easy, tough at times, but it was theirs and it was beautifully worth the risk to end up exactly where they did.
Let’s talk about the steam…Holy Hell was this book hot!! 🔥🔥Like summer in the south kinda hot, y’all! 🥵🥵.
I was addicted to this whole thing. Because James belongs to Gabby and Gabby to James. HAWTDAMN!! I couldn’t get enough of them. So I plowed right on through Always Been You because I just couldn’t bear to put this phenomenal book down until I had devoured every word!! I’m kind of sad it’s over because I didn’t want to let this couple go. James and Gabby are just EVERYTHING!! Five Forbidden and Fated for Each Other Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️