Sweet bejesus … What did I just read? I am reeling, confused, pissed off, heartbroken, sad and happy. My brain is a jumble mess right now. The endingSweet bejesus … What did I just read? I am reeling, confused, pissed off, heartbroken, sad and happy. My brain is a jumble mess right now. The ending might stir up some debates. I am not sure I am content with certain part (person) but I think that is the point – nothing is what it seems. This one is a romantic suspense. Fair warning – some gruesome details of the crimes, rape, abuse Not for the faint of heart. The heroine was abducted, terrorized, imprisoned – we know this from the blurb. What I did not see coming was the who/why/how regarding the creepy perpetrator or the copycat. This story is intense, suspenseful, mysterious, dark, and downright scary. But there is a sweet, sexy love story in there. The heroine is a fighter in every sense of the word. She is a survivor, strong, caring, selfless. The hero is an incredible man – confident, protective, loving. This is more than a love story. It’s about perseverance, survival, hope, and healing. I am chicken shit with romantic suspense and normally steer clear but I would never pass up one of Mia’s book. The author is truly brilliant – she can literally write any genre and done so impeccably. I know it would be good and she doesn’t disappoint. That is what a master storyteller will do to you – hooked, reeled you in and sucked you dry of all emotions. Fantastic read!!!
Tate and Sam met when they were on a vacation in London with their grandparents (Tate with her grandmother and Sam with his grandfather). Tate was jusTate and Sam met when they were on a vacation in London with their grandparents (Tate with her grandmother and Sam with his grandfather). Tate was just 18 years old and Sam was a college student. They spent many nights under the stars and fell deeply in love. Tate is a daughter of a famous movie star, but no one knows that little secret though … until the end of the trip when her secret life was sold to paparazzi. Tate left London brokenhearted and she never seen or heard from Sam again. Over a decade passed Tate is an actress as well recently being casted a lead role in a love story. What she did not expect when she showed up on set was coming face to face with her first love again. Sam is a screenwriter for the movie. How is Tate going to work side by side with the man who betrayed her years ago? What’s worst? She is still in love with him. Does Sam feel the same way? Will Tate get the closure she desperately needs? Okay so, I love the first part of the book – the light-hearted innocent romance, all the exploring and the nights under the stars. As adults, I did not feel the connection between Tate and Sam as I would have like at least not until Sam’s letters at the end. I wish there were more Sam’s POV. There was so much focus on the relationship between Tate and her father as well I felt like it takes away from the main love story. Movie star characters are not particular my favorite either so I did not care for the movie set scenes but that is just my personal taste. Don’t let it deter you from reading the author beautiful words. I feel Once in a blue moon is more of the heroine’s journey from a young lady to adulthood and less of a romance. So, if you are in to the glitz and glam and drama of Hollywood, this book is for you....more
The Queen of Rom/Com is back. Instant Gratification is about Jason and Truly. A little forbidden romance – Truly is Malone’s twin sister and his bestThe Queen of Rom/Com is back. Instant Gratification is about Jason and Truly. A little forbidden romance – Truly is Malone’s twin sister and his best friend. Truly is supposed to be off limits but that didn’t stop the little romp in the hay they had in the past. Okay so it was supposed to be a one-time deal. Jason is a successful groomsman for hire thanks to his looks and a sexy accent. Truly is gorgeous, independent business woman. An odd pair, right? But you know what they say…opposite attracts. The only thing that stands in their way is her brother Malone. They can’t shake the one-night-stand out of their minds and act all platonic especially they have to work with each other for a couples of weddings. The attractions don’t fade and they both know best friend/groomsman for hire’s occasional date status will never be enough. Now they just need to figure out how to come clean to their families and mostly importantly their truly feelings for each other. Lauren never fails to delivered a romantic comedy packed with heat, intense chemistry, hilarious sexual innuendos. If you are looking for a light-hearted and swoon-worthy romance this is a good one. ...more
HOLY FEELS!!! This book is everything. I laughed, cried, and swooned so hard. I absolutely love the small town of Port Snow and the people in it… espeHOLY FEELS!!! This book is everything. I laughed, cried, and swooned so hard. I absolutely love the small town of Port Snow and the people in it… especially the Knightly brothers of course This book is about the second brother Rogan and Harper who found love again after seven years of heart break. Rogan and Harper have known each other since childhood. They were besties who were inseparable. Right around 10th grade something changed and their feelings for each other grew to so much more than just friendly. They were each other first in everything. They even went to college together and became engaged. A terrible accident happened during a party and that changed their lives forever. Rogan broke up with Harper in the cruelest way. He left college cut off all communications with Harper. Seven years later, Harper came back to Port Snow to help her father. Where has she been? Why is she really back? It is inevitable that Harper and Rogan have to see each other but what they did not expect is to have to work closely with each other every day. This is honestly the most romantic, intense, slow burn romance. So much feels. I love the young version of Harper and Rogan – fun, adorable, innocent young lovers. But the adult version of them is even better. Rogan is all grown up. He is a big shot, practically own half of Port Snow but beneath all that he is broken in love. Harper hasn’t been dealt the best card since Rogan broke her heart. She is broken, guarded, afraid. No amount of flirting and charm from Rogan would lower her walls. These two are obviously soulmates. The author did an awesome job conveying that. I can feel the love they have for each other rolling off the pages. Rogan got a lot of groveling to do if he ever wants any kind of future with Harper. Oh man! Rogan is something else. What he has done the last seven years was all in hope of rekindle with the love of his life. TOTAL SWOONS!!! I mean if she does forgive him, I will Honestly, not many times I love both main characters. Harper and Rogan though I can’t find any faults. I love them as separate individuals and as a couple – beautiful love story. I love the way the author make this little town come to life. I want to be in it. I also adore the families and friends especially their meddling way This one is an emotional, angsty, full of love, passion and laughter. MUST READ THIS SUMMER! I cannot wait for more of the Knightlys!
OH WHOA!!! That was HOT! Our favorite couple is back for the after. Gwen and JC are now married with 3 kids. Their days involved sleepless night, dirtOH WHOA!!! That was HOT! Our favorite couple is back for the after. Gwen and JC are now married with 3 kids. Their days involved sleepless night, dirty diapers, and puke. Who the heck has time for sex much less romance? When JC brought home an invite to The Open Door aka. voyeur’s paradise where couple can watch or participate, could they turn it down? Of course, it wasn’t an easy sell at first because after a woman bore three children, she is entitled to feel a little subconscious about her body and whether her husband still look at her with hungry eyes. It did not take much convincing though – I love JC – he is so loyal and he knows how to make his wife feel loved and cherished. So the Open Door, here we come … and it’s insanely erotic, dirty, and seductive. Whatever it takes to spice up the marriage, right? True to Laurelin’s style, this book was deliciously hot. Short novella – go for it! ...more
OMG! Leylah is one of my favorite authors and this book the most fun I read in a long time. Moti is from an Indian family with loud, peculiar and overOMG! Leylah is one of my favorite authors and this book the most fun I read in a long time. Moti is from an Indian family with loud, peculiar and overbearing parents. Moti’s fate was decided long ago by a fortune teller who told her many weird things will happen in her life. The biggest one is that she is destined to marry a guy with an extra thumb LOL. Moti met “the guy” Nikos during a trip to Greece for her cousin’s wedding. Moti has big plan to seduce Nikos but her plan was interrupted by a very gorgeous, talented head chef Alexandros. Who will Moti choose? Picking Nikos would make Moti’s mother the happiest woman in the world but will break Alexandros’s heart. FYI – no love triangle involved. I love Moti – she is quirky, awkward, clumsy, sweet, and hilarious. What you see is what you get. Alexandros is gorgeous, talented, caring, protective. It was so sweet the way he left little night snacks for Moti and teaching her how to swim. I love that he is close with his father. He loves family and stay close to his roots. Also, there is nothing sexier than a man who can cook (my kind of man ). I laugh so hard at the banters between Moti and Alexandros. Being Asian I can appreciate the traditions and unique customs and the way family interact, which mostly involve meddling with each other business They can’t help themselves. It’s just pure fun!!! Moti on the water is such an entertaining read. Unique, beautiful, heartwarming love story. Flawless writing. I was hooked from beginning until the end. She really nailed the rom com contemporary romance. Highly recommended!
This is a duet so it ended with a cliffhanger. Olin Moss has big dream to be a dancer but her plan was disrupted – she is emotionally and physically sThis is a duet so it ended with a cliffhanger. Olin Moss has big dream to be a dancer but her plan was disrupted – she is emotionally and physically scarred. Now living back home in England, she is barely making rent so when an ad for a job came up she did not hesitate to apply. Said job is a living canvas…naked! What happened when she came face to face with her new boss Gil Clark aka the man who broke her heart seven years prior? I love the unique plot. The story is intense, steamy, suspense, mysterious full of betrayal and lies. I thought the pace is a bit slow and the dialogues are repetitive at times, but I feel that is partly due to the hero self-destructive nature and the persistent heroine. The hero is troubled, flawed, broken. The heroine is also imperfect but she is sweet, caring, trustworthy (to the point of putting her life in danger). She is relentless, determined to help Gil even though he is hell-bent on believing he is undeserving of love or life. Gil has a pretty good reason though (that’s the twist). I am eager to find out what happen next and if they will have a happily-ever-after at all. The Body Painter is not lovey-dovey romance. Angsty, sexy, complicated.
Willow is newly married. She was kidnapped the night of her honeymoon by three men. Bound, gagged, taken to sea, to be transport and sold to a ruthlesWillow is newly married. She was kidnapped the night of her honeymoon by three men. Bound, gagged, taken to sea, to be transport and sold to a ruthless Russian mobster. One of her kidnapers is Saint. He is mysterious, powerful and down-right scary but there is something intriguing about him. What happen when you fall for your kidnaper? This story is definitely disturbing and dark. There is a lot of twists and turns and unpredictable events that you really need to read to be able to follow and understand the storyline. The plot will captivate your attention from beginning until the end – erotic, dark, violence, betrayal and suspense. What will happen to Willow and Saint after their journey ended? Need to go in blind and read this epic story without spoiler. It’s an adventure and the best kind of suspense. ...more
Fallen Saint – is even darker. Willow had form a bond with her captor and they are practically betraying the big boss right under his nose. Willow andFallen Saint – is even darker. Willow had form a bond with her captor and they are practically betraying the big boss right under his nose. Willow and Saint are playing with fire … it’s only time before they are getting caught. Saint is an extremely complicated character. There is more to Saint than being a hit man. Why and what is his motives? He is a protector, dominant, ruthless but has a giant heart. Willow is young and innocent but she is also brave and fierce. Anyone would crumple under circumstances but she is a survivor. I love the chemistry between these two – slow burn, simmering, raw, and passionate. In this book, we find more surprises about the why and the how Willow was targeted. Talk about ultimate betrayal!!! The complicated, mysterious relationship between Alek, Saint, and Willow. Total mind-f**k and crazy, half the time you don’t know who to trust. If you like dark / edgy romance – this book is for you. Phenomenal storyline and brilliantly written. An intense and emotional read. Waiting patiently for the final installment. ...more