Behind The Curtain by Beth Kery

Available: May 2, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Cultures clash and passion ignites in the novel that will leave you begging for more—from the bestselling author of The Affair and Looking Inside.

There’s something about this woman…

On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil…

…That could bring a man to his knees.

The veil gives Moroccan American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family’s values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he’s shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago…

Laila has never been able to forget the touch, the feel, the taste of Asher. And despite the doubt and fear that wind their way into their lives, they must trust the heat of their desire to burn down the walls the world has placed between them…

Behind The Curtain was a very interesting, poignant romance, with the majority of the book taking place as a flashback.

Asher knows the moment he hears her voice onstage, behind a veil, that the woman singing is the one woman who brought him to his knees years before. Having been out of the US for years, and only newly back on home soil, he’d only wanted to get out and enjoy an evening with his friends. Instead he finds himself instantly reliving his past in the sultry voice of the woman he once loved.

Being a Moroccan American means Laila straddles a line between her family/faith and the American way of life. As a teenager, even her love for Asher couldn’t trump her need to please her family. Now as an adult she’s determined to show Asher that they should fight for the love they once shared.

When I picked this one up I figured it would alternate between the past and the present, but about 75% of the book takes place when Laila is a teenager and Asher is in his early twenties. Because of that, the romance is there but it’s very tentative since Laila is so young and inexperienced. I would call it more sensual than sexual, at least until the last 20% of the book where it fast forwards back to present day. It was very well done overall, even if it took a different road in getting there. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting but it was a beautiful story that spanned years.

I really enjoyed the ethnic thread that Kery has woven into her characters in this book. I thought she portrayed Laila and her family very well, explaining their traditions and familial ties that bind them so close together. Laila was in a tough situation as a teenager, between her family and her budding attraction and love for Asher. Knowing her family would never approve of her dating him caused her to lie and sneak around which inevitably made it worse when everything is revealed.

Although there is no series name at this time, Asher’s two friends play a large part of the book (both in the past and the present) and I’m betting they each end up getting a book of their own.

I give Behind The Curtain by Beth Kery 4 stars!

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne (Love Unexpectedly #4)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.

Walk of Shame was the first Lauren Layne book that I have read and I was not disappointed! It was a great read that was just enough of a romantic/funny/sexy story that I had to go back and TBR all of Lauren’s other books! This book was a great story about two people from two totally different worlds annoying the hell out of each other. Until it becomes so much more.

Georgie is a socialite who spends all of her time working on charity events, going out with friends every night, brunching with the parents every weekend, hell, she’s one busy girl!! Most importantly, she always made sure to be in the lobby of her apartment building at 5:00 a.m. SHARP so she can annoy the very rigid lawyer, Andrew, who refers to her as ridiculous every time he speaks with her.

Andrew is the best divorce lawyer that money can buy. However, he is very set in his routine, hardly ever smiles or socializes and annoys Georgie just as much as she annoys him. Little does Georgie know that Andrew enjoys their little encounters just as much as she does.

This story had me from the first chapter! Honestly, I was sucked in when Andrew was described as the love child of Thor and Captain America! That’s a story I can get behind!! 😊

I absolutely love the banter between Georgie and Andrew. Even though Andrew is just so proper, he can really hold his own against Georgie’s quick wit and you can just feel the chemistry and wonder how they just don’t act on their attraction to each other!! It was nice to read a story that the main characters don’t jump each other’s bones within two chapters. I really enjoyed the game these two played, getting almost to the end before they finally give into their desires. AND IT IS AMAZING! Andrew is like Clark Kent…all business but when that suit comes off, HOT DAMN!!

Walk of Shame will be one of those books I go back to over and over because it is “perfectly ridiculous”!!

I give Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne 5 stars!

Turning Back by J.A. Huss (Turning #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz 

I lived in the dark for three years. My whole world revolved around the whims and happiness of three men. It was just a trip into the forbidden. A way out of a bad situation and forward into nothingness. Quin, with his easy smile and charming good looks. He was always there for me… Until he wasn’t. Smith, and his dispassionate attention. He was never there for me and he never regretted it. Bric, the one who listened, but only to himself. Self-absorbed, self-obsessed, and self-serving. He was never the one I wanted. And now he might be the only one I have left. It was good while it lasted, I guess. But it could’ve been so much more. It could’ve been so much better. And that’s why I’m turning back.

Turning Back is book 2 in the Turning series by JA Huss. We knew who Rochelle was from Taking Turns, but not why she left. And now she is back. Why did she leave? And more importantly, why is she back now? I have said it before and I will say it again, JA Huss has a brilliantly wicked mind. Her stories are full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Now we meet Rochelle. We get to know why she left. We also get to know more about all the men. But can they trust Rochelle now? She left without any explanations or goodbyes. They want her and she may want them back. But what will be the new dynamics now that things are different?

Because though she is back, things are different now. It is only three of them now. How will that affect their new normal? And what happens when feelings are finally admitted that may leave one of them on the outside looking in?

I truly am a big fan of all of JA Huss stories. She is an amazing storyteller that weaves intricate stories that will intrigue readers from start to finish. And when you think you have it all figured out, she throws in a twist that changes everything.

This story is so full of suspense and mystery. The chemistry is off the charts. The interactions and banter between all the characters will pull you right in. There is so much going on, but you never feel loss. But you do need to read Taking Turns first. It is a series, but it is so worth it!

I love how JA Huss gives us such taboo stories that consume us. And while this story is full of wonderful, kinky sexual interactions between the characters, there is so much more underneath that. The characters are not perfect, but are captivating in their own flawed way. Another amazing series from this author and I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Turning Back by JA Huss was a 5-star read for me!

Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield (2 Lovers #2)

Hate 2 Lovers

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield

2 Lovers Series #2 (May be read as standalone)

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

She hates him and his big head.

He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.

He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.

He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.

He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.

Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.

***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***

 

**Review From Liz**

I loved Text 2 Lovers. It was a great book with a great story. I wondered how Roman and Andie’s story in Hate 2 Lovers would compare, but honestly, each story really is unique. And I absolutely loved Hate 2 Lovers! It was different than Ram and Dani’s story, but that is okay, because this was Roman and Andie’s journey. K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield truly gave us a book that is so worth the read.

We meet Andie, Dani’s best friend, and Roman, Ram’s older brother, in Text 2 Lovers. And though I must say you do not HAVE to read book 1, you get so MUCH MORE of the dynamic if you do and honestly, the story is just really too good to pass up. Andie and Ram hated each other on the spot. From their first accidental meeting, to every time they see each other after. They could not be more opposites if they tried.

But under that hate is an attraction neither can deny. Even as they constantly fight against it. Yet, somehow every time they are together, they end up naked. I laughed so much with their early antics. They literally drove each other insane.

I really liked Andie. On the outside she is this tough, no-nonsense, completely independent woman that no one gets in the way off. She plows right through anyone that dares stand in her way. But on the inside, she has insecurities founded on a past full of disappointments. She does not want to get hurt and only lets a select few in. And when it comes to love and marriage? No way, not in the cards for her. She will fight it kicking and screaming.

Roman is hardheaded, determined, strong and when he is in, he is all in. There is something about Andie that pulls at him, but he knows he must tread lightly. He was so caring, patient and understanding with Andie, even as she pushed all his button and drove him crazy.

Andie is crazy, loud and has no filter. Roman is a planner, reserved and has rules he follows. But when Andie finds herself pregnant and terrified, Roman has a clear head and is determined to make her his. She fights him every step of the way, even as he begins to steal bits and pieces of her heart. Add to that the danger that lurks in the shadows and secrets that may come between them and you have a story that pulls you in from the start. I am truly enjoying every book in this series and cannot wait to get Reagan and Linc’s story next. Hate 2 Lovers was a great read and one I highly recommend.

I give Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield 4.5 stars!

It’s the start of nothing good.

I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.

And he replied.

Him: Show me a picture.

Him: Tell me your name.

Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.

I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.

And she made me laugh again.

Her: You’re probably a creeper.

Her: Possibly a stalker.

Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Him: Take a chance with me.

Her: This is crazy.

Him: I need to see you.

Her: What are we doing?

Him: We’re about to find out.

Her: PHOTO ATTACHED

Him: PHOTO ATTACHED

About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Website: www.authorkwebster.com

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About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero…

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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Wild & Sweet by Rhenna Morgan (Haven Brotherhood #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina 

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Zeke Dugan is not a man who walks the straight and narrow. He may have sworn an oath as a trauma doc, but he has zero problem leveraging his medical skills outside a hospital if it means giving the Brotherhood—the group of men he calls family—an advantage. Blood before business. All that changes when shy Gabrielle stumbles into his life and ignites his protective instincts.

Mechanic Gabrielle Parker prefers the complexities of an engine over men. Her life wasn’t always quiet and well-ordered, but now that it is, she finds peace in the solitude. When a robbery in her neighborhood forces her out of her safe bubble, she never fathoms that a dangerous, cocky trauma doctor will fix more than her injuries.

Zeke doesn’t play by the rules that Gabrielle follows but knows that he’s exactly what she needs in her life. He’ll show her the fierce and uncompromising protection that comes from belonging to a man like him.

When tension outside the Brotherhood threatens Gabrielle, Zeke will do anything to keep her safe, and damn the consequences. No one will hurt his woman, even if it means putting the very men who saved his life at risk.

After my undying affection for book one in this series, Rough & Tumble, I was just a bit skeptical if Morgan would be able to keep up the adrenaline in book two.  I am happy to report I really enjoyed this one too and will be eagerly awaiting book three to see just where Morgan intends these characters to go.

What I loved most about Wild & Sweet was Gabrielle. What isn’t there to love about a heroine who is a mechanic? I absolutely love when an author has a heroine who is as competent and unorthodox as Gabrielle. Sure, she had her faults to overcome, but who doesn’t? And it would have been a boring story if she was perfect. I saw a lot of myself in her, and I think that’s what drew me to her as a character. She has a hard time with lots of people and because of that she seems bitchy or standoffish, but in reality she just can’t process those situations and tends to withdraw into herself.

Gabrielle and Zeke together was just good reading. They lit the pages on fire with their attraction and their back and forth. Gabrielle is a headstrong woman and she’s leary of her own brother joining this group of misfit men (as she sees them). She’s protective and doesn’t understand his need to be accepted by them. Yet as much time as she spends denying her brother that need, the more she grew to need Zeke.

Oh Zeke…caught between the woman he loves, who seemed to shy away from his brotherhood, and the men he calls brothers. A rough, motorcycle riding, leather wearing, ER doc. Talk about shattering all expectations. In book one we had a lawyer, and now a doctor. I absolutely adore the men in this series! Zeke was no exception. He’s loyal and hard working and very, very hot. He worked hard to assuage her doubts regarding his brothers while still managing to do his demanding day job.  I liked his ability to switch off between the two sides of his personality and focus on the problems at hand, whatever they may be.

This book had EVERYTHING. It had the romance I crave, characters I adore and just enough suspense to keep me turning the pages in a hurry.

I give Wild & Sweet by Rhenna Morgan 4.5 stars!

 

Faking It by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Available: Now Amazon

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

Hailey Ellison runs her own successful matchmaking business. Due to the recent growth of her business, she’s in looking for new office space and is extremely particular about the space she’s looking for. She’ll know it’s the one when she sees it!

Max Sterling to the rescue! Max is Hailey’s real estate agent and while he knows exactly what Hailey is looking for, he cannot help but be enamored by her. However, there’s a big ol’ ring she’s rocking on her left hand and he’ll be nothing more than professional with her.

After a few months of touring property after property, Max finally show Hailey the space she’s been looking for from the start. While out celebrating their big accomplishment, the mother of a former client of Hailey’s exposes her secret she’s been keeping. Max, realizing what is really going on, steps in and helps her out. However, now that he knows what Hailey is really up to, he’s more than happy to play along in her little charade but definitely for his own benefit.

I love this story. Max is so patient and understanding, he absolutely melted my heart. I was completely smitten with Hailey. A successful woman who has insecurities like we all do, with a gorgeous, intelligent and sexy man falling at her feet? Yes, please! Hailey took a while to warm up to Max with all of the issues she had about herself, but it made me love her even more.

Can Hailey and Max work through all her insecurities? Can they keep faking something that is turning out to be so very real? Will Hailey get past her insecurities and let Max love her for who she really is? Will Max get everything he never thought he wanted?

I enjoyed this book tremendously. I first read Carly and Erika’s Big Shot and loved it!! These ladies know how to write a smoking hot love story and Faking It is just as good, if not better, than Big Shot!! I cannot wait for the next book!

I give Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde 5 stars!

Grounds For Seduction by Shelli Stevens (Seattle Steam #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Entangled

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Madison Phillips is focused on making her new coffee shop a success. She also wouldn’t mind if the sexiest cop in Seattle, Gabriel Martinez, would start seeing her as more than just his best friend’s little sister. When her shop gets robbed and she’s the only one who can identify the increasingly violent Espresso Bandit, Gabe’s there to keep her safe. Having Gabe act as her personal bodyguard is certainly no hardship, and Maddie’s ready to try anything to tempt him into providing some hands-on protection.

Maddie has worked hard to open her new coffee shop. With minimal help from her wealthy parents too. Maybe she doesn’t know a single thing about making a good cappuccino, but hey, that’s what employees are for right? She’s confident in her abilities to manage and she’s confident in her desire for her brother’s best friend, Gabe. The sexy cop who has filled out in all the right places.

Being subtle isn’t in Maddie’s nature and Gabe certainly knows when he’s on the receiving end of her wiles. Determined not to go down the road to break all “bro codes”, he rebukes her efforts. Well, for the most part anyway. There’s only so many times a guy can say no when everything else is screaming yes.

When Maddie’s brand new shop is the scene for a robbery and she ends up hurt, Gabe knows he needs to protect the feisty female. Protecting himself from her though is entirely other situation.

This was my first Shelli Stevens book, but it definitely will not be my last. Other than the horrible name given to the robber (Espresso Bandit? Really?) I really enjoyed this one. It was the perfect mix between erotic romance, contemporary romance and suspense.

Maddie as our heroine was just awesome. She came from money but really put a lot of thought and focus into her future and she didn’t do it while relying solely on her wealthy parents. She followed her dreams and built her shop from the ground up. Her brazen attempts to attract Gabe were both amusing and hot. I loved how she didn’t hide what she wanted.

Gabe’s resistance to Maddie’s charms didn’t last very long, probably because she was throwing herself at him at every turn. What starts out as a need to simply protect the sister of his best friend, turns into a whole lot more while they are sequestered in a cabin deep in the woods. His initial impression of a spoiled rich girl seems to change over the time they spend together yet he had a hard time opening himself up to her about his own past.

While the suspense towards the end is a bit unorthodox, I think it helped both characters see each other in a different light, which is what they needed to move forward with their budding relationship. Oh, and the sex? Yeah, the sex in this one was H.O.T. Stevens definitely knows how to capture a readers attention and leave them breathless. Wow.

Grounds For Seduction is smooth, steaming and sweet. Just like I want my coffee.

I give Grounds For Seduction by Shelli Stevens 4 stars!

 

Resistance on Ice by S.R. Grey (Boys of Winter #2)

Available: Now Amazon

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Liz 

Hockey star Nolan Solvenson is nothing short of skilled perfection, both on and off the ice. Or so everyone thinks. His teammates are constantly hitting him up for advice, but really, when it comes to his own life, Nolan can’t seem to make the right moves anymore.

Blame it all on Lainey Shelburne, a woman he wants but is determined to keep at arm’s length. That’s why, after a few sexy encounters, he unceremoniously blows her off.

When they’re reunited, facing off against the fiery cocktail waitress becomes the challenge of his life. Lainey is furious with him for dumping her and wants nothing more than to kick him in the junk. But Nolan–typical man–is only interested in getting Lainey back in his bed.

That plan is shot all to hell when they reach a shaky truce and Lainey drops the bomb that all she’s looking for now is a “just friends” relationship with Nolan.

Take that, Mr. Hot Right Winger!

Suddenly, the “know-it-all” athlete is skating on thin ice as he tries to hide his burgeoning feelings from the one woman who has the ability to thaw his heart. But is Lainey willing to try a relationship with him again? Can Nolan resist the urge to walk away? 

Resistance on Ice by S.R. Grey, a sports romance, had me laughing out loud. It was a fun and easy read. The characters were enjoyable and the story flowed well.

All Nolan Solvenson wants is Lainey Shelburne, but he messed up. Big time. Nolan is known for being a player, both on and off the ice. Then Lainey entered his life. They hit it off immediately and their chemistry was hot and steamy. But as Lainey gets closer, Nolan pushes her away, until he finally pushes her completely away.

I liked Nolan. He was lovable, but also very frustrating. A secret from his past haunts his future and stops him from going after what he wants. Because of this, he wants to stay away from forming any type of relationship outside of just sex. But Lainey is ready for more.

Lainey knows who Nolan is. Knows his history, but after spending time with him and their very steamy sexual encounters, she is ready for more. She knows they are good together. But as soon as the words are out she knows Nolan is having none of it. So, when he pushes her away, she walks away from him for good. His loss.

Lainey knew there were things Nolan was keeping from her. Knew it affected his choices, even if he was afraid to admit it. But she knew what she wanted and if he could not give it to her, then so be it. I loved how was strong and determined she was. Even when all she wanted was to fall into his arms.

Nolan knew he wanted Lainey. She made him feels things he never felt before. But it also scared him. So when Lainey decides all they can be is friends, he realizes he has no choice but to follow her lead. But when two people have the intense connection and chemistry these two have, it is not always easy. And so they embark on a journey that may end up leading them on separate paths. Can they realize what they really mean to each other in time?

I enjoyed Resistance on Ice. I loved the interaction between Nolan and Lainey. I loved their inner-interaction with themselves. And I especially loved the interactions between the teammates. A good story that will make you laugh and frustrate you just a little bit.

I give Resistance on Ice by SR Grey 4 stars!

Ends Here by M. Robinson (Road to Nowhere #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz 

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. And all that fucking shit. I had killed. I had sacrificed. The innocent and the corrupt. I knew blood and I knew violence. Never imagining I could know love too. Mia Ryder was a woman to love. To cherish. To fucking claim. Now, forever, and every day in between. If there was anyone I’d go to Hell and back for, it was her. Even if it meant, going to war with… My fucking brother.

My heart! I was not sure I was going to make it! I absolutely loved Ends Here by M. Robinson. This is the conclusion to Creed and Mia’s story that started in Road To Nowhere. I loved, and at times hated this story, all at the same time! This book made me feel so much! The angst and emotions were all over the place! Bravo M Robinson. You retain the title Queen of Angst.

We pick up right where we left off in Road To Nowhere. Here is where it gets difficult, because this book should be read with no spoilers. The story is not an easy one. Creed and Mia face a very difficult and heartbreaking journey, but it is their journey to take. My heart continuously broke for them.

Add to the heartbreak, the action and drama surrounding all the characters. Where was the danger coming from? Who were they really after? Was Mia safe with Creed or better off staying away from him? So many questions and every time we thought we had something figured out, more questions emerged.

I have to admit I did not always like Mia in this book. But that was more for personal reasons. But I understood where she was coming from and what she was trying to do. She did not want to hurt and disappoint anyone, but the only person that really mattered was her and what she wanted. It took her a while for her to see that.

Creed really stood strong for me in this story. No matter his background, his love for Mia was strong and always there. He never gave up on her or them. Deep in his heart he knew they were meant to be together and regardless of anyone, including his own brother, he never gave up on keeping Mia safe. No matter the cost.

Noah played a much larger part in this book, which if you read the first book, is a given. But how much really surprised me. At times, I really hated him. I think I still do, but I do understand him.

At the end of the day, this story must be read with an open mind and heart. Creed, Mia and Noah had a very difficult journey. Each fought hard for what they wanted. But at the end, you knew one of them would be hurt and devastated, if not all of them.

M. Robinson continues to break me, as she does with every book she writes. The emotions I feel when I read her books nearly break my heart almost every time. But I always come back for her. M. is an amazing author that weaves stories that completely consumes her readers. She breaks them to put them back together. She is a must-read author for me. I cannot recommend both a Road To Nowhere and Ends here enough.

Ends Here by M. Robinson was a 5+ stars read for me!

Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley

Available: Now 

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

He’s too hot for words.

Mia

Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part?

He’s real.

For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels. But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books.

And I wonder if we’re heading toward our own happily ever after, or if he’s too good to be true.

Alex

Here’s the thing. I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.

Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her.

But if she finds out the truth, I could lose everything.

Claire Kingsley is a new author to me. I took one look at that cover and figured, why not? This sounds like a story that could totally happen in real life, why wouldn’t I want to get into this book?

This book! OMG. This book was everything! Alex Lawson….where can I find one? I mean, come on. He’s quintessential book boyfriend material! Sexy, gorgeous, loves books, is attentive, (did I mention SEXY) takes care of and loves his family, is a writer of romance novels, (did I tell you he’s SEXY as all hell?) and is just an all around good guy.

Mia is your average girl. She has a job at the local hospital, has friends but prefers to be a homebody, loves her romance novels and runs a blog under a fictitious name! Mia has become good friends online with Lexi, an amazing author with whom she has a friendly relationship with and they support each other like they’ve been friends with one another their entire lives.

On a trip to the local bookstore for a signing, Mia literally runs into this absolutely stunning man, Alex, who offers to buy her books for her. What guy does that? Only a book boyfriend would do that. No average guy would ever think of something like that. They instantly hit it off and so begins the journey of their whirlwind romance, which seems to jump off the pages of a romance novel. And you know Lexi gets every detail imaginable 😉

“Happily ever afters exist so rarely in real life, they might as well be unicorns.”

Every single time I read a book, I can just see the story play out in my head. I often wonder if men like the ones in the romance novels really do exist somewhere in the wild. When I read Book Boyfriend, I could just see this book play out in real life. It made me feel as though any one of us could have a romance like those in books, that is how well the story is written. I mean, who doesn’t want an Alex of their own??

To say I adored this book would be an understatement. Alex and Mia are just an impressive couple. The romance is stunning and the sex between them was hot, very sexy and yet so very sweet. You just know this couple is meant to be together. But with such a high standard Mia has set for a boyfriend, is Alex too good to be true? Can Mia protect her heart while falling head over heals for Alex? Was this romance doomed from the start? I highly suggest you read Book Boyfriend and find out!

I give Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley 5 stars!

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