This book crushed my soul before it put me back together. 😭 Every single feeling I have was obliterated before this book was done. But I couldn’t stop reading it! I had to know what was going to happen, from page to page. The twists, the angst, the moments of pure despair. The sensual and sweet and funny and lighthearted. All of it! I never wanted it to end ,but I couldn’t wait to get to the end to see how it ended! GAH!
This is the story of Donovan, Grey and Liam. Three rich best friends from elite and powerful families who’s friendship will be tested in the ultimate way. One beautiful girl, two gorgeous guys, both different in many ways, but also the same in their life’s mission to protect love and care for her. She loves them both, but only one can truly hold all of her heart, and the other will be left standing with his heart in his hand. There is only one that can and will be able to truly own her mind, body, heart and soul. Which one will it be Grey McCallister or Liam Brooks?
“First, Last and Only! “
Grey and Liam are two best friends as close as brothers. They are always number one and two. They will do anything and give up anything for the other, except when it comes to Donovan. For the first time in their lives they each found something he wasn’t willing to sacrifice for his best friend. They both also knew ultimately who was the best man for her, but would the other step aside and let “him” be the one to go after her?
“Every girl has one—the crush who set the standard. I just have two.”
The struggling was real y’all and raw and oh my gosh. My heart felt it every time one lashed out in hurt or punishment towards another. I felt it down to my bones. That’s how much I fell for these characters. There are places where you feel like it’s slice after slice to an artery and just when you think you couldn’t possibly bleed more. Trilina patches you back up all perfectly in the end. I promise these characters are gonna stick with you long after you have clicked that Kindle off.
I refuse to give anything specific details of this story away because to do so would be such a disservice to both this brilliant author and to you the reader. It is sure to be one of my top reads this year. This was my first read by Trilina Pucci and I’m amazed and awed by her attention to every single detail and emotion she was able to capture in the book and evoke in me as a reader. While this may have been my first read of hers I can assure you this will not be my last. If you are fans of friends-to-lovers/Love triangles with a touch of bully romance, and you also happen to love twists, angst, frustration and shockingly frustrating moments. This is the book for you!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- This book had me from paragraph one. I was unable to put this book down. I was in it y’all. I had to know what was going to happen, how this would play out. My heart needed to know. My poor feels needed to know. I FLOVE VAN, GREY, AND LIAM! ! This is so much bigger than a Five Star Read. 👆🏻(See that extra star)
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-As far as actual, get full on busy it’s a slow burn with tons of licious tension! There is one scene fairly early that is holy hella hot!! But then you have to wait a minute for another BUT it’s so worth the wait! Good gracious is it with it!Hot dang! 🔥🔥
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger! After you are turned upside down and inside out and every which a way around you get a HEA Ending!
About TrilinaTrilina is an author, wife, and mama to three rowdy kiddos. When she isn’t making grilled cheese sandwiches, she can be found writing saucy novels that titillate and excite her readers.Pucci’s journey started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list. But what began as fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. And now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers and this community.She currently resides in Northern California with her Italian stallion and her feral children, where the days are slow and easy and wine pours are heavy. (just kidding…maybe)
Blurb: I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.
I broke it.
When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces…but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises.
I refuse to let him lock me in a tower.
I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me–another cruel prince.
Refuge in a man I loathe.
Rescued from the man I love.
I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.
But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden.
Our happily ever after will only end one way…in heartbreak.
About the Author: I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide.
I wanted to be a marine biologist.
A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).
One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone.
These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course
Certainly not Nya Perez…because that’s precisely what she’s done.
Liam Watts is the bane of her existence.
Her first love. Father of her child. And breaker of her heart.
Oh, he’s also her ex-husband. Well, he was, anyway…right up til this morning,
when she woke up beside him in a Vegas hotel room, sheathed in satin and tulle
with a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach.
If it were just between the two of them, an annulment would be the obvious
solution. After all, they wouldn’t be the first to marry and divorce at the
little white chapel in the span of twenty-four hours.
But their daughter’s greatest wish has just been granted, and if there’s one
heart Nya wants to protect more than her own, it’s Ellie’s.
So, she promises to give it six months.
There’s no way she’ll be swayed by his thick southern drawl, those well-defined
abs, or that annoyingly delectable scruff lining his cheeks.
Nope. She’s got it all under control. Six months of playing house, then
everything can go back to the way it was before.
But first she’ll have to muddle through marriage with Liam—take two.
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
Release Date: March 13, 2020Cover Design: PopKitty DesignPhotographer: Wander AguiarModels: Jacob Cooley & Luke Schaeffer
“Tragedy brought us together, but something stronger made me want to stay.”
Julian was the boy next door. My brother’s best friend, he fit with my family in ways I never could. While he and Rhett went on to play house, I left the only life I knew, desperate for a fresh start.
Until everything changed.
Heartache came along, and the aftermath of my brother’s death was here to stay. I was now face to face with Julian more than I ever wanted to be.
Being around him brought up all my insecurities, forced me to deal with hard truths, and conjured up feelings I had no business entertaining. He wasn’t the man I thought I knew. He was complex and layered, and inherently beautiful in all the ways I’d never noticed.
Not on another person.
Not on another man.
Not until him.
Oh Y’all!! So, I was super excited for this book. I was thinking GAH I mean you can read the blurb and it pretty much sounds like this book is gonna be all kinds of forbidden goodness right? But my friends, this book, this fantastic, beautifully epic book, was beyond any and all expectations I could have ever even imagined. The feelings and emotional journey Marley will send you on with this book is soul-stirring and powerful. The way this book will grab your heart on the first page, AHH😭 I’m just never going to be the same.
Broken-hearted, defeated and devastated. Deacon and Julian have a story that will both decimate and then heal your heart and soul. This is a poignantly powerful story about the love and healing they found in each other. It was about two broken souls recognizing their perfect counterparts in the most unlikely of places, at the most inopportune time. The kind of inevitable love that even though it went against logic and reason, what should and shouldn’t have drawn them to one another bond them in ways neither could have ever expected.
There was something cathartic when they were together, it was as if all was right in the world, it’s why they had to be meant for each other. They way they could tap into what the other so desperately needed at that moment and to be just that.
I’m a firm believer that there is something to be said about the after effects of what happens to you after a book absolutely, utterly wrecks you. That cleansing feeling that only comes after you have bawled and sobbed until your huffing and snotty( not pretty but it happens) But when all is said and done and your author has broken you into a million pieces, you have cried all the tears until you have none left to cry, and she’s put you back together, you sigh and know that everything is as it’s supposed to be. She did it! She broke you, and she put you back together. Now, you do know you won’t be 100 percent the same, because long after these characters will stick with you, because that’s what those types of books do.THIS is one of those books, Deacon and Julian will be here in my heart long after I finished this book. Their story is the ultimate story of where love triumphs all, love wins. Love is EVERYTHING!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- I urge you to please take a chance on this book. If you never tried a MM or if MM isn’t your usual genre give this a go. Marley Valentine is a master and you will find yourself so caught up in this amazing love story you won’t care or it won’t matter whether it’s MM or MF it’s just a tragically beautiful love story.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-It is hot!! 🔥 There is so much temptation and at first the try to fight it between them, that it can’t help but to be off the charts hot?!?! Yup, so so HOTT!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- HEA 😍♥️😍
Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.
Are you ready to have your mind blown?!! All The Lies by Rina Kent is LIVE!! Find out what happens when the most popular girl loses her memory and becomes a nobody. #OneClick today!
When lies become the truth.My name is Reina Ellis.Popular.Beautiful.Untouchable.Problem is, I remember none of it.His name is Asher Carson.Gorgeous.Silent.Dark.Oh, and my future husband.He has three rules for me:I’ll bow.I’ll break.I’ll pay for what I’ve done.Problem is, I don’t remember what I’ve done, but I have a clue.There was a fire.A dead girl.And I was there.All The Lies is a dark new adult book that contains dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering. If you’re looking for a hero, you won’t find him in Asher Carson. Please don’t read if any of that bothers you.All The Lies is part of a duet and is NOT standalone. The entire duet will be released two weeks apart.
“Why do you hate me so much?” If you do, why the hell are you engaged to me?“Might have to do with how much of a bitch you are.”“Oh, I’m sorry.” I smile. “Did I steal your title, asshole?”He pauses, head tilting to the side. “What did you just call me?”“A-S-S-H-O-L-E.” I continue smiling, taunting him. “Do you want me to spell it for you again—”My words cut off when he’s at my face, kneeling on the bed in front of me. His hand wraps around my throat like a shackle. He’s not squeezing, but the firm grip is enough to restrict my air supply and my thoughts.A frightening chill forms goose bumps along my skin as I stare at his darkened, merciless eyes.The sense of bravery I gained a few seconds ago evaporates into thin air. My shoulder blades snap together as if telling me I should be scared.This is a scary person.He’s fucking terrifying.The need to run away from him hits me again, clawing under my skin and pumping in my blood.“You seem to be taking your amnesia game way too seriously, so let me remind you of how it goes.” His thumb rubs my jaw like a lover’s caress when in fact it’s a Grim Reaper’s kiss.It’s cold.Everything about him is freezing.My pulse roars in my ears like a distant thunderstorm.He’s invading my space like a natural disaster, impossible to stop or prevent.Still, I manage to choke words out. “You think this is a game? What type of person pretends to have lost their memories?”“The type who doesn’t want people to know what they’ve done.”“What I’ve done?”“Shhh. Don’t talk.” He presses his thumb to my lips, and I can’t help the pulses taking flight under my skin. “When I speak, you listen.”
Yes, Yes, Yes!! Twisted, Astonishing, Unputdownable! This book will take everything you think you know about bully romance and knock you on your fanny! Nothing about this book was predictable. NOTHING! From the start I was on the edge of my seat. This book was slap full of insane, intriguing and the most mind-bendingly mysterious moments.
Forget adulting or anything else from the moment you start because I assure you… You.Won’t.Stop.Until.It’s.Done!! Then you will continue to check and scream out in frustration to see if more pages will magically appear!!
Reina is unexpected, she is a contradiction to everything you expect and you can’t help but to feel every emotion she is as she is going through it. The frustration she’s enduring as she discovered who she was through the eyes of others. Wow! Just Wow! That’s all I can and will give you. 😘 It leaves you feeling as perplexed as she is, you love and hate her as much as she does herself! I happen to love complex characters like herself and love the brilliance Rina displays when writing them! 🙌🏻 Ah-May-Zing!
Asher is the hot, popular, angry playboy. But something had to contribute to that deep rooted anger right? The way he acts towards his fiancé is confusing and frustrating, but it’s also hot, and sometimes scary. I love the mystery surrounding what’s driving him. He is baffled at times by Reina’s behavior but doesn’t trust her for anything. I’m so excited to see what’s coming in book two. Like I’m dying for this conclusion y’all!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- Rina Kent is the dark and mysterious queen. She never fails to deliver something that will leave us gasping for more. I was captivated and spent from a myriad of emotions this book ran me through, and I loved every heart dropping moment! I don’t know how I will make it until the next book. I need the conclusion, it’s like an obsession at this point. Lol
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-There is nothing extremely off the chain hotter than some Hate Sex!! 🔥 am I right?!?! Yup, so HOTT!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪 TOTAL Cliffhanger! This is a duet and you WILL NOT reach resolution in this book!!
GIVEAWAY: To celebrate the release of All The Lies, Rina Kent is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/rinaakent/ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.Don’t forget to Sign up to Rina Kent’sNewsletter for news about future releases and an exclusive gift.
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.
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.
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.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐- 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.
Bury Me With Lies, the stunning conclusion to the mind-bending Twin Lies Duet by S.M. Soto, is coming April 6th and we have the gorgeous cover!
Stuck between life and death, Mackenzie is hell-bent on proving her innocence, and getting revenge on the men who murdered her sister. With one series of unfortunate events after another, Mackenzie must outrun her own fate—death.
When secrets unravel and lies become twisted betrayals, Mackenzie finds herself in more danger than she could’ve realized. Her only saving grace is Baz, the elusive playboy she’s given her heart to. But will placing her trust in a man like Baz be her downfall?
S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie.
S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.