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Review of 120 Days (Morgan Family Series #4) by J.L. Leslie

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“I won’t stand outside the fire. I’ll dance in the motherfucking flames.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 145 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Bad things happen to good people every day. I hear this saying all the time. I’ve never really believed it. Not until I was one of the unlucky ones.

Now I have to be strong and live my life. Easier said than done. I have to figure out how to be normal again. How to be myself again. Only how do I do that when everything around me feels different? When my home is no longer my home? When my mind doesn’t think the way I want it to? When my body doesn’t even feel the same?

I try not to count the days that I can go without reliving my attack. One day…Three days…One hour…

I try to date. Be happy with a man. Only I seem to blame every man I meet. None of them understand what I’m going through. None of them understand me.

Except for one.

**120 Days (Morgan Family Series: Book Four) is a standalone, full-length novel. If you read 90 Days (Morgan Family Series: Book Three) then you had the pleasure of meeting Melanie and James. This is their story.

This book contains graphic material including rape, adult content, adult language, and sexual situations. It is meant for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Let me start by saying this is the fourth book in the Morgan Family Series. If you have not read the previous books, you need to before you start reading this one.

The next thing I need to say is thank you! Thank you J. L. Leslie for writing this one. I have been consumed by this series since I read the first one. I’m actually sad that it is over.

James is a therapist that deals with addiction. He helped Melanie’s brother when he was in rehab. Now that he is out James and Rhys are best friends.

Melanie is Rhys sister that was attacked and is dealing with her fear to be able to move on with her life. Sometimes to overcome your fear you have to have it come back full circle. Melanie likes James right away and feels really safe with him.  As their relationship grows the chemistry between them starts to grow more intense and dang is it hot!

I loved this book. I loved this entire series!

Mindy 5 Heart

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Review of Million Baller Baby (Bad Boy Ballers #1) by Rie Warren

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“You were always my one.”

 

Genre:  Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 262 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

She’s NFL royalty. He’s the star quarterback of a tanking team. When she takes ownership, balls will roll . . . and the truth will out.

Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman . . . Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love.

No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating.

The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

One night and one morning after reaction created a new reality for one Peyton Fox. How do you tell a new up and coming football star, who plays on your father’s team, who doesn’t even remember being with you, that you’re pregnant? For her, she doesn’t. She goes off on her own and focuses on her son. That is until her father passes away and she’s suddenly the team owner. A team that her son’s dad still plays for. A man she’s still drawn to. But her secret won’t allow her to get close to him or anyone.

Rafe never forgot that night with Peyton, but once he realized who her father was he thought it best to distance himself from the entire situation. But the moment she walks back into his locker room he’ll want nothing more than to be with her again. Too bad for him she acts like she wants nothing to do with him.

Spending more and more time together Rafe and Peyton find it hard to fight the sparks they’ve always had, but when he comes face to face with his little mini me things will explode. A son isn’t exactly a secret that can be kept for long. And to a man who believes family is everything, his reaction is amazing. Hers on the other hand is not.

My Favorite Moment is when their son gets to go to family day for the first time. That is one proud little boy.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Shifter Variance (The Outlier Prophecies #5) by Tina Gower

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“You’re like werewolf crack…”

 

Genre: Paranormal  Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 235 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

After Kate Hale dodges her predicted death, she learns the anti-fate group Wyrd wasn’t her only enemy. Complicating matters, it seems a highly respected colleague tampered with a forecast. Nobody believes Kate’s discovery, so she must discreetly determine if the hero she admires is involved in the conspiracy to undermine the oracle net.

But Kate sets aside that investigation when Dalia Swanson, Becker’s maybe-sister, is flagged in a missing persons case. All she and her horny werewolf boyfriend would like is some quality time together—except this is the one case that demands their immediate attention.

With New Karma threatening to fill the hole Wyrd left, Kate and Becker struggle to define their relationship and unpredictable future, especially where it concerns Becker’s fate of turning violently feral.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

With Kate and Becker now officially a couple you’d think it would make things easier for them, but that’s never the case in their world. There’s always something that pops up that causes trouble or in this case causes a serious need for scent removal. Never a dull moment when it comes to the Outlier Prophecy.

Becker has new family, Kate has a missing persons case to thwart, and of course they overlap with a side of crazy woman who  can do a little magic. Kate will also discover there are more people like her than she thought and I cannot wait to see what happens down that road.  Nor can I wait to see what happens with the baby fever that seems to be catching.

Shifter Variance is book five in a series that pulls you in and keeps you wondering what will happen next. There’s always some little twist that I never see coming and it’s what keeps me coming back for more. Not to mention I love Becker and Kate!  And her cousin, who by far adds the humor.

My Favorite Moment is when Kate learns the meaning of her nickname, Katie Cupcake. Hank is such the romantic.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Supernatural Delights (A Naughty Special Edition) by Godiva Glenn

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I love Halloween.

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 51 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

One epic All Hallow’s Eve rager captures the attention of a delightful cast of partygoers both supernatural and human with divine consequences. The drinks are flowing and naughty (or knotty) magic is in the air. Gabe is hoping for a fling to forget his ex, Aaron is looking for the perfect pair of breasts, and Elissa… well, Elissa is there for a chance to bang Aaron. What they find is nearly more than each of them can handle. Werewolves, fairies, humans, and a lone vampire grace this erotic Halloween tale. Ready for something different?

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

One epic Halloween party bring all of the supernatural together on neutral ground. With all of them feeling some little naughty relationships will occur.

Aaron is a werewolf that falls for Wonder Woman that has intentions of letting him be himself and letting his inner beast show.

Elissa is a vampire that just wants to enjoy a little treat when she s cornered by two werewolves that want to have her at the same time.

Gabe is a human that just wants to forget his ex. He gets lucky when he runs into a woman dressed as a unicorn. What he doesn’t realize is that he just got ahold of some fairy nectar. When the night is over and he cannot seem to get her out of his head he learns what the fairy nectar is all about.

This is definitely an epic twist to the supernatural world and a very fun short read. All I can say is WOW!

Mindy 5 Heart 

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Review of Marking Madden (Hearts of Hollis Book 1) by Nicole Dykes and J.L. Leslie

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Sometimes love is unexpected..

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 167 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Jade…

I came to Hollis to leave my past. I couldn’t get away fast enough. I made new friends and I found a new life. I even found love. Of course, there was heartbreak too, but I’m tough. I can handle it. But I don’t know if I can handle him.

Madden…

She said yes and turned my world upside down. She was supposed to be mine. Not his. Not my brother’s. So I left and I haven’t looked back. I never expected to find someone here who’d make me forget. Someone unexpected. Someone who would mark my heart forever.

**Marking Madden is the first book in the Hearts of Hollis series co-written by Nicole Dykes and J.L. Leslie. It is written as a stand-alone novel. It contains adult content, language, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Madden Steel has grown up with the finest things in life. He has been shaped to work for his father’s company with his brothers. When the woman he loves accepts a wedding proposal from his brother he knows he just needs to get away for a while.  So what does he do? He steals money from his father and runs to the smallest town that he can find.

Jade lives in a very small town in Texas. She found the town of Hollis when she wanted to get away from her upbringing and start a new life. Working as a bartender at the only bar in town she knows everyone. When a mysterious man walks into the bar to rent a room she is instantly drawn and wants to know all about him.

Madden and Jade becomes friends pretty quick. Jade is still upset about a past break up and Madden is running away from his family troubles. The best way to get over the past is to rub it in their face. Madden helps Jade make her ex-boyfriend jealous but what they didn’t count on was having feelings for each other.

This was a very fun read. I was unable to put it down once I started reading. The chemistry between Madden and Jade is scorching and the storyline makes you feel as you are part of the small town and all of its drama. I cannot wait to see where this series takes us!

My Favorite Moment: I really enjoyed the night of the street dance.

 Mindy 5 Heart

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Review of Back Check (Aces Hockey #4) by Kelly Jamieson

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“Maybe what we’re doing is…trying again.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 232 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 The so-bad-they’re-good alphas of hockey’s Chicago Aces are back in this emotionally charged novel of sex, love, and second chances from the bestselling author of Top Shelf and the Heller Brothers series.

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.

After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Tanner left his one true love when he got drafted into the NHL. He’d asked her to go with him, but she didn’t, and he’d spent the following many years trying to fill in that hole in his heart.

Katelyn wanted to leave with Tanner, but she had a secret that had kept her from doing so. Now her life is different though, she doesn’t have those same obligations anymore, and she’s even created her own event planning business. Which is how she runs back into Tanner. She’s planning one of his teammates weddings, one that he’s in. So much for keeping the past in the past.

Two hurt hearts collide again in an undeniable desire for each other.

Tanner and Katelyn both tried moving on, but once you’ve found the love of your life it’s a little difficult to replace them. A fact they both realize with the more time they spend together.

Back Check is a loving and fiery story about reunited love. It has the humor associated with all the Aces Hockey novels, because let’s face it those players can be downright hilarious, and the intense heat I’m beginning to associate with Kelly Jamieson. There is a tender moment or two that may require a tissue, but over all it’s a fun and entertaining read.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Bound By Temptation (Bound by #2) by Trish McCallan

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“Hands to themselves…sure…piece of fucking cake.”

 

Genre: Military Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 164 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Dumped and disillusioned…

Emma Janssen’s perennial good luck has run dry…
First there’s the weekend of heated sensuality she’d shared with Lucas Trammel, followed by three months of humiliating silence. And then there’s her testy new home, which is slowly nickel-and-diming her to death. Add in a band of ruthless killers hot on her tail, and her perfect life is in a nasty meltdown. Even so, the very last thing she needs is Lucas racing to her rescue. She’d given the man her love once and he’d abandoned her. She’s not about to let him close enough to hook her heart for a second time.

Deadly and dangerous…

Lucas has been lying to Emma for years…
As a special operator with ST7, life has taught Lucas to hold his Navy credentials close to his ballistics vest. It doesn’t pay to let civilians know what he does for a living. When one hot as hell weekend threatens to become more than a three-night stand, Lucas takes a giant step back. Emma is the kind of woman a man marries. But she’s a civilian. Civilians and black ops don’t mix. So he bails on her. He’s convinced he’d made the right call…until he finds out she’s in danger. The thought of a world without Emma? Wasn’t going to happen, even if that means kidnapping her himself.

Driven and Desperate…

Injured pride is all good and well until it gets you killed…
Emma isn’t stupid. After narrowly escaping an abduction thanks to Lucas’s timely intervention, she accepts his protection. But as the days drag on, and their passion rekindles she finds herself fighting two battles—one against the unidentified killers intent on taking her life, and one against the sexy Navy SEAL determined to steal back her heart.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Three nights of passion. Two hearts falling. One too scared to follow through. Three months later Lucas finds himself unable to walk away from her again. Emma needs his help whether she’ll admit it or not and he’s giving it regardless.

Lucas is a SEAL, his life is hard, deployments are sometimes long, and he would never put someone he loved through waiting around and wondering what ifs. So he walked away from Emma and convinced himself every day he’d done the right thing. That is until he finds out Emma is in danger then he becomes hell-bent on protecting her.

A ransacked house, an unfeeling detective, a dog with her life on the line, an attempted kidnapping and all this because of something Emma knew nothing about. The one thing she did know was that she wasn’t safe, but letting Lucas help her was like stepping in front of the firing range. She’d loved him and he’d disappeared without so much as a phone call. And not even that heartbreak could convince her body that she no longer loved him.

The sexual tension is beyond thick and when it finally breaks it’s like a dam cracked and its water is suddenly feeding the desert. The action and suspense had my eyes glued to the pages; definitely never a dull moment.

Bound by Temptation is a non-stop suspenseful rush. Who’s after Emma? What do they want? What the hell just happened? And I can’t forget the…can y’all please just freaking kiss already!?!?

Jenn 5 Heart

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