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HIS Release Blitz & Review

HIS (Ties That Bind #2) by A. Zavarelli & Natasha Knight

Release Date: April 21st

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Blurb:I’ve been in hiding for four years. On the run from the man in whose bed I once slept. I saw something I shouldn’t have seen. Took something I shouldn’t have taken. And he’s just found me. But it’s not just my safety I have to worry about. I have a little boy. His little boy. The secret baby of a Russian mobster. He told me in no uncertain terms that I’m his. That we would be a family. But his uncle still wants me dead and I know the man who’s been hunting me is the only one who can keep us safe.

My Review

Oh Yes, friends! HIS  is book two of The Ties That Bind, a dark mafia romance duet from A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight. This amazing duo wrapped this up fantastically. I was not disappointed. This book is dark, angsty, and gritty. This will have you spinning from the very beginning, where it picks right up where Mine left us. 

Lev, Katerina and Josh are on the run. Their lives are at stake when Lev’s uncle sets out to serve up the ultimate revenge. Levka’s loyalties and priorities have seriously shifted since book one.  Now that he knows he has a son and his son’s mother, who he happens to love, to protect and he will do whatever it takes and destroy anyone who threatens what is his. He’s read to start a war! While assembling his team of allies secrets come to light that could change everything for Katya and Josh. When it’s all said and done, will he be able to take his family and walk away for this life for good? I love LEV!! 😍 I love how Katya and Josh changed this man! 

Katerina loves Lev,  but she doesn’t want to be a part of his world. She just wants to keep her son safe and that means she has to trust not only Lev but those he says to protect her and Josh. Not exactly an easy thing to do after the recent events that sent them running. Katerina has many secrets surrounding her that date way back to her childhood, some she is aware of some she is not. As those begin to unravel she becomes even more unsure of what to do. I have a serious girl crush on her character! ♥️She is feisty, beautiful, strong and hardheaded, but unfortunately those same traits could turn out to be her downfall. 

With the introduction of even more amazing characters, this incredible story will keep you reeling. Gripping the edge of your seat, and flipping the pages as fast as you can read them to see what happens next! Pick up this phenomenal duet today! 

My Cr8zysockbookblock  blog wrap up : 

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- A Zavarelli and Natasha Knight wrapped up this Mafia Duet just right. It gave me the conclusion I was hoping for and threw in some unexpected twists. . 

It was so full of secrets, lies, action. It was full of suspense, angst, GAH the sensual heat! My heart was on edge the whole time! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG!Lev and Katerina are the hottest together. Fanning myself here!! 🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- 🌪🌪🌪HEA!! Perfect 😍

🔫 Trigger Warning-This is a Mafia romance and does have gang-ish/fight/violent scenes that are a smidge graphic and could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.

About A. Zavarelli: A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance. When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies. Connect w/A. Zavarelli: Website: Signup:!mailing-list/c46cAbout Natasha Knight:USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.Connect w/Natasha: Website: Group: Signup:

Waiting For My Queen Release Tour & Review


The wait is over! Waiting for my Queen by Georgia Cates is LIVE!! #OneClick today!

BLURB Emilia—All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love. But girls like me don’t have that luxury. We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control. The game? It’s called Mafia. I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost. Luca—She was promised to me years ago. And he dared to take her from me. Dared to touch what was mine. I put an end to that. I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room. Emilia—My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen. But that red gem symbolizes something different for me. It represents the blood shed by those I love most. Hell was empty the day we wed. Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.” Luca—I saw her as a possession. A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with. But she’s so much more. Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once. She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted. Emilia—Hidden and patient. I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge. But slowly, I feel him possessing me. His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him. Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster. Luca—I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine. Mine in a way that no one will ever understand. Even if she hasn’t yet realized it. For love, I’d do anything. For her, I’d do everything.

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My Review

I seriously love everything Georgia Cates writes. I wasn’t quite sure exactly how I would connect with this book considering it was set around the same time I was born, but it was wonderful. 

Luca and Emilia were betrothed from the time they were children. Both the eldest children from powerful Mafia families it was a union which would happen whether they wanted it to or not.

Emilia is beautiful and sassy and just enough of a rebel to fight for what she really wants in her life.

She doesn’t want to be controlled or told who to marry when it’s not for love. She is going to fight Luca every step of the way. 

But is there really a way out? Not  when her life is already mapped out for her. When something devastatingly catastrophic happens what will her plan of action be? Will she step in and fulfill the role she was always meant to fulfill? By taking her rightful place as the Mafia Queen. Then she can serve in the revenge she desires! 

Luca doesn’t take kindly to someone trying to take what’s his, and he sure isn’t going to share. He can’t let people get away with those things and must put them in their places. He’s mean and borderline cruel, but you can also make out the hint of the good guy beneath that exterior. 

He loves his family.  He is gorgeous and cruel and rules with an iron fist. But he looks at her and she can almost make him melt at times. Only she can spark emotions of guilt in this ruthless man. He will make Emilia his wife, just like was promised and she will give him a son.  Or else! I absolutely love books where an author can turn the unredeemable into the lovable! 😍

I loved the progression of their relationship. This wasn’t overnight, but a gradual. The change from where she started to her loyalty to him at the end was GAH! Everything! I love the interaction between his family and her. 

This was definitely a hate to love transformation and it was fabulous to read. For a far dark mafia read I want to reassure people this doesn’t get descriptively scary like some can. So it really sticks more with Luca and Emilia and their road to love. 

 My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- So you will start this book absolutely hating Luca but by the ending feel completely different about him and his family. I loved Emilia from the first page. She’s so strong and beautiful! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- Warning- The first encounter although consensual is quite brutal. But as their relationship changes their encounters grow hotter and sweeter and just amazingly sensual to read! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-!!You begin to wonder if it will ever happen, but you do in fact get a HEA. 😍

🔫 Trigger Warning-This is a Mafia romance therefore there are things that happen that are indicative of the mafia lifestyle and the violence, cruelty and drug usage that surrounds that lifestyle. The only things that are really described in detail are the drug use. If you are bothered by things of this nature this may not be the book for you. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.



Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire AUTHOR LINKSFacebook: Author Group: