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The Love of My Next Life Release Blast & Review

 Release Date: September 8

I calmed his demons.
 

He created mine.


Macon Davis.

My best friend’s brother.


My tormentor.

My least favorite person.

Pothead. Delinquent.

A careless, directionless loser.


That’s what I used to believe,

but I didn’t really know him.

And when I finally saw him,

it was the best and worst thing to ever happen to me.


We burned hot and fast.

Passion. Anger. Love. Pain.

We were reckless. Naive.

We were doomed from the start.


When I finally saw Macon Davis for who he was,

We both went down in the flames.


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The Love of My Next Life is part one of a duet.

It is just as much a love story as it is a tale of ruin.

While the duet will end with an HEA, book one does not.

Book two is set to release in October 2022.

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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.
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The Single Dad Release Blitz & Review

The Single Dad by Marni Mann is now live!

A sexy single dad and nanny romance from USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann …

Most college-aged girls go to Europe to experience their sexual awakening.

All I had to do was come home.

Ford Dalton isn’t the kind of man I’d look at twice—because I can’t stop looking at him at all.

We can’t take our hands off each other in the bar.

Back at his house, it’s our lips.

And in his bed?

There isn’t a single part of us that’s not on fire.

One night would never be long enough for Ford to show me every delicious thing he can do to my body.

But there’s something he’s keeping from me: he’s already met the love of his life.

His daughter, Everly.

And there’s something I’m keeping from him: I just applied for the job of my dreams.

Everly’s new nanny.

There are five stand-alone books in the Dalton Family Series:

The Lawyer

The Billionaire

The Single Dad

The Intern

The Bachelor

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My Review

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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

Meet Marni

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.

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Hey, Mr. Marshall Release Blitz & Review

Release Date: June 14

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.
That devil.
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.

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My Review

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. 

Reason to Believe Blog Tour & Review

REASON TO BELIEVE by Rebecca Yarros

Release Date: April 26th

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Blurb:

“I’ll take them!”

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.

My Review 

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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!! 

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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, visit www.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, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com.

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Always Been You Release & Review

🔥🔥HOT NEW RELEASE🔥🔥

ALWAYS BEEN YOU by Q.B. Tyler is LIVE!

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Wrong. Sinful. Taboo.

I know I shouldn’t want him.

I know I shouldn’t touch myself in the middle of the night as thoughts of him run through my mind.

Thoughts of his kiss, his touch, his love.

I’d spent years obsessing over the man I thought I couldn’t have.

But as it turns out, he wants me too.

And he wants me now.

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My Review

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. HAWT DAMN!! 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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

California Dreamin’ Blog Tour & Review

Release Date: May 14 

Everyone thinks Dean Collins is too old for Fallon Blackwood. Her parents, her friends, even Dean himself.

In fact, he wants her to date guys her own age. But Fallon doesn’t care about that.

All she cares about is that she can’t take his eyes off Dean, her neighbor, her best friend, the guy who taught her to ride a bike and to climb trees.

All she cares about is that sometimes Dean can’t take his eyes off her, either. And that sometimes he looks at her like he wants to kiss her.

So it doesn’t matter that he’s thirty-two and she’s eighteen.

All that matters is that they belong with each other, and she needs to convince him of that.

Good thing they’re taking a cross-country road trip together, right?

California to New York; three thousand miles and a love story in the making…

*Featuring Simon Blackwood and Graham Edwards from ‘The Heartstone Series.’ 

**This is a STANDALONE NOVELLA. It was released as a part of Mixtape Anthology. Since then, it has been revised and expanded and re-titled.

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My Review

OMG Guys!! I love me some Forbidden/Age Gap romances and Saffron Kent is one of the Queens. When it comes to mastering the angst and emotional turmoil that only a delicious age-gap can provide she ALWAYS slays it! Her books never fail to deliver all that I want them to be and more. California Dreamin’ was no exception. This novella was a super quick read for me and had everything I was hoping.  

Fallon Blackwood has known Dean Collins was the guy for her since she was three years old and he was fourteen. When she’s away to college and is going home from California to the East Coast for Christmas Break she organizes a road trip so she has five days alone with him and can finally make her move. Dean knows her better than anyone, she knows they could be perfect for one another and she thinks maybe he feels that way too. She’s just gonna have to seduce him and see what happens. Will Dean give into her advances or will he lay down the friend card once and for all? 

Dean loves the Blackwood’s like his own family. Simon and Willow were there for him when his own family wasn’t. Fallon has always had a special place in his heart. When he is fighting his growing feelings for her, he makes a decision that he thinks is best for everyone, but by doing so devastates both of them. When he drives Fallon back home and she’s laying her feelings at his feet will he be able to look her in the eyes and turn her away. When their secret is revealed can he handle the pressure of hurting everyone he loves most in the world? 

This is such a quick and delicious read. I laughed and cried. I was frustrated and cheered. It was everything I wanted packed in this perfect little afternoon read. Grab this today!  

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐⭐⭐️⭐️- Saffron Kent captures everything I was looking for and more in this short little novella featuring cameos by Simon and Willow from Medicine Man and Violet and Graham from Dreams of 18! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!! Perfect blend of hotness and sweet!! Dean and Fallon are EVERYTHING!! Deliciously sexy times!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

Meet Saffron A. Kent

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books. 

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Coach Me Release Blast & Review

Release Date: May 14

When I met Amber Lakes, I had no idea that she’d become a shining star in my dark, miserable life.

Her smile was never supposed to warm my heart, and the sight of her tears was never supposed to make me want to hunt down the person who’d caused them.

We were never supposed to touch, or kiss, or do so many dirty things on campus that I knew could jeopardize my career…

None of it was supposed to happen because she’s the student—my athlete—and I’m her college track coach.

I could lose everything by being with her, but I’ve fallen too damn hard, and despite how big the risks are, it’s too late to turn back now. 

My Review

Wow! So this was not only a good and excitingly hot Forbidden/Age Gap, but this was thought provoking and inspiring in a way that I wasn’t expecting when I went into this book. My heart, my soul, and all my feelings were left a little battered, touched  and then definitely patched up by the end of this book. Joaquin and Amber’s story wasn’t just the typical age gap or student/teacher, coach/athlete. In a sea of age-gap romances their story is unique Unputdownable and Unforgettable. 

Amber Lakes was an amazing character. She was sassy and strong despite the constant ridicule and racism she faced daily. She knew her value and worth to the team. She had goals and dreams and she was focused. I loved that she did her best to only surround herself with a select few who supported her and didn’t try to break her down or push her out.

Joaquin had worked hard to be where he is. While he was harsh and rude and clearly jaded by his devastating past, it reflected in the way he treated his athletes and those around him. From the moment he first sees Amber he’s drawn to her. He knows it’s forbidden but as times goes on neither can help themselves. Their chemistry is overwhelmingly hot, with perfect amount of tension and banter. You get lots of good”fightin’ of the feelings” actually so much so, you know they are about to rock your socks off. This book definitely has smokin hot scenes. 

I hated that they lived in a world where they felt that they had to constantly fight for their place and not just in sports but just in where they both were at in general and it hurts me to think that this type of thing still happens even today. I think the author wanted to bring attention to this with this particular book of hers and I think she accomplished that as it was a common theme throughout the book. She handled it with respect and truth. 

⭐️⭐⭐⭐️1/4 Stars-  If you are looking for a forbidden age gap romance with love, angst and all the feels and frustration. Grab this book today! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-GAH!! Hells Yeah!! HOLY HAWT DAMN!! SO FREAKIN SEXY!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

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Meet Shanora Williams

Hey there! I’m Shanora Williams
I’m a down-to-earth girl from Matthews, North Carolina, a mother, a wife, and a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of over 20 self-published novels. I’m also a self-care enthusiast who loves to encourage my fellow queens to embrace who they are and to love themselves, flaws and all.

There are many things I love:
» My Family
» Writing Romance stories w/ angst
» Reading
» Flowers
» The color pink in many shades
» Meditating
» Bohemian Fashion and decor
» Dinosaurs (Jurassic World style, baby!)
» Cooking
You will most likely catch me in a cozy corner on my sofa, or in my bed, writing a new romance story, meditating, or binging on Netflix shows or movies! 

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TELL ME PRETTY LIES by Charleigh Rose
Release Date: March 18th

 

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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.

 

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