Reviews of Books by other Authors

Apr. 25, 2019

Beautiful Rush by Emery Rose is thrilling, suspenseful, tragic and full of hope and so much love.

Synopsis:

After a lifetime of being tailed by her father’s bodyguards, Keira Shaughnessy just wants her freedom and independence, and to bond with her long-lost brothers.

On a quest to outrun her past, she turns to illegal street racing. She loves the rush, the hint of danger, and living just on the edge of losing control. The last thing she needs is a detective tailing her, no matter how hot he is or how much she’s tempted to kiss him. Again.

When Deacon Ramsey runs into Keira at a street race, he knows he should stay away. She’s reckless. Dangerous. A perfect storm. He can’t afford to blow his cover. And he’s not convinced that the daughter of a ruthless criminal can be trusted. But when Keira’s past catches up to her, Deacon just might be the only one who can save her.

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Beautiful Rush is the third and final standalone in The Beautiful Series. If you want to get caught up on the series before you read Beautiful Rush, the first two books are available now and FREE with #KindleUnlimited.

Tracey’s Review:

Beautiful Rush is everything the title implies and I loved every minute of it! This story is thrilling, suspenseful, tragic and full of hope and so much love.

Deacon and Kiera have an intense, unmistakable bond. They are two halves that make a perfect fit even with their flaws.

They are crazy and dangerous and chase each other into the fire. Her sass and stubborn streak with his protective Batman skills and loyal heart make me swoon.

“Would you fight for me?”

“To the death.”

“Would you be my ride or die?”

“Until my last breath.”

Emery, you completed this story in a such an exquisite way! You reminded me why love is beautiful and that you can’t rush through life to get away from your hurt, pain or mistakes.

Beautiful Rush is a refreshing fairytale where two imperfect people collide and find a forever love!

 

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Apr. 23, 2019

Arranged by R.k. Lilley is a story that ripped my heart out yet still made me wish it would never end!

Synopsis:

There were rules in the cash-for-beauty game.  The money held the power.  The beauty followed the rules and jumped through the hoops.

 

THE BRIDE

I knew what everyone would think if they knew the truth about my marriage.

They'd be shocked and appalled.  And rightly so.

I was a young, modern, independent woman, and I'd done the unthinkable.

I'd sold my virginity to a spoiled, rich boy.  To a stranger who didn’t love me.

And yes, I'd done it all for money.

 

THE GROOM

My bride was as gorgeous as she was unwelcome.

As desirable as she was unwanted.

I wanted nothing to do with her, but that didn’t seem to matter exactly the second she got close enough to touch.

I wanted her to hate me more than she loved the millions she’d sold herself for.

I wanted to spurn her, but unfortunately, I wanted to fuck her more.

Ceej’s Review:

Arranged tore strips off my heart, broke that heart twice, made me put it down to wipe these foreign things falling down my cheeks (I am so not a crier) before I could continue, and I did not want it to end!  It’s a book filled with rip-your-heart-out pain, unmatched beauty, desperate cruelty, powerful desire, natural friendship, and a love that cannot be denied.

Noura…I loved her and wanted to be that friend that stood up for her at every turn.  I understood why she married for money.  The more I learned about her, the more I loved her and wanted to protect her.  She’s the kind of person that makes others want to stand between her and the man who was determined hurt her with every word he spewed.  There were more than a few times that I wanted to tell her that she deserved so much better!  I admired her strength and her goodness.  I just adored her pure heart and wanted Banks to earn it and not abuse it.

Banks…gaaawwwwd I hated him for most of the book.  Every word, (almost) every action he took against Noura was so hateful.  I admit there were so many times I wanted to throat punch him then shake him to really see what kind of person he married so he could feel horrible.  But then those glimpses of the real Banks saved him.  I had to see how much better he was going to be.  Normally, when the male lead is so horrible to the female, I drop the book.  But R.k. Lilley was making this so good and I couldn’t stop.  The fact that he was hot helped.

I didn’t want this book to end, so much so that I have read it 8 times already, even though there were a couple moments where I had to stop and put it down because I had these foreign tears falling down my face.  This is one of the reasons why R.k. Lilley is on my short list of constant re-read authors and is my unicorn author.  She pulls my emotions from me.  Wait.  Let me rephrase…she unapologetically yanks them from me.  And I’m celebrating this release with her!  I’m so happy she’s back!!

 Tracey' Review:

 This story was woven together in a devastatingly delicious way and I couldn’t put it down. It takes you on a path of unrestrained heartache, tension, destruction, passion and downright dirty love. I wanted to clobber Banks throughout this story and wanted to protect the “Duchess.” I loved Jovie and Chester so much! Ana made me want to hit her upside the head with a shovel and when Banks lost it, I squirmed with so much glee. R.K. Lilley proved once again why she will forever be a go to author for me. Thank you Lilley for rearranging my heart and putting it back together again because this hot as hell page turning story made me a believer that every couple doesn’t have to know true love exists to find it. They just have to be willing to forgive and fight for it no matter what!

 

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Apr. 18, 2019

Scary Hot: An Until Series and Club Alias Series Crossover by KD Robichaux takes my love of hot alpha bikers to a whole new level!

Synopsis:

Alpha former-military biker.

Quirky office manager of a vet clinic.

When their best friends meet and have a whirlwind romance, they get swept up in it and have a hot tryst of their own.

It leads to a surprise pregnancy—and a soul-deep connection—neither see coming.

Tracey’s Review:

Kayla, Scary Hot takes my love of hot alpha bikers to a whole new level. This book is fantastic, and I was burned in all the right ways. Z and Kayan are everything I needed and more! He is so hot, and I love her feisty nature and how she can hold her own. I am not a huge cat fan because I’m allergic, but I would be Z’s kitten any day. I’m pretty sure he makes me break out in love!  This story is a must read and I couldn’t get enough of this couple. 

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Apr. 18, 2019

The One (The Halo Series Book 2) by Kimberly Knight is a story about friendship, trials, loss, strength, and love.

Synopsis:

Life isn’t always fairy tales and rainbows …

Avery Scott is a hopeless romantic, the complete opposite of his best friend, Easton. For most of his life, he’s been searching for that someone special to spend the rest of his life with. The problem is, he’s had nothing but bad first dates with crazy women he’s met online or at his bar, Halo. When he hears about a singles cruise, his plan is to meet a lot of single women, to test the waters, but when a blonde consumes his every thought, he throws that plan overboard.

Nicole Chambers has had her fair share of heartbreaks. She’s tired of being single or dating guys with girlfriends. She wants to find The One. So she convinces her best friend, Brooke, to go on a singles cruise with her. What she doesn’t expect is to fall head over heels with the first guy she meets.

But what happens once the cruise ends?

Life isn’t always fairy tales and rainbows …

And meeting The One doesn’t always mean finding your happily ever after. Because life can give you a precious gift and then dangle it in front of your eyes and you’re left questioning where to go with your future—or if you even have one.

Ceej’s Review:

The One is a story about friendship, trials, loss, strength, and love.  This is a story about finding The One and holding tight, no matter what happens.

Nicole…at first, I wasn’t sure if I would like her.  Until I saw how she was with her best friend, Brooke.  She scored big points with me for everything she did for her.  When it came to her relationship with Avery, I admit it felt more like I was being told about her feelings for him rather than feeling it.  Maybe it was due to the fact that she was bombarded by difficult and surprising circumstances.  However, I did sympathize with her when she had joy dangled in front of her then had it snatched away.  I wanted to give her the biggest of hugs.

Avery…now that’s a man that loved his woman.  I felt it.  Honestly, his POV saved this book for me.  Everything he felt, I felt.  His elation, his desperation, his determination, his devastation, his pain, his joy, I felt it all.  I loved Avery.  This is the kind of devotion that I believe everyone deserves in their lives.

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Apr. 16, 2019

Until Valerie: Happily Ever Alpha World by Jessica Marin is filled with heat, suspense and such an intense love and devotion that I couldn’t put it down!

Synopsis:

Opposites don't just attract... sometimes they BOOM!

Valerie Dawson

All I've ever wanted is to make my father proud. All he ever wanted was sons. I've never felt like I was enough… then everything changes when I'm assigned to audit the Broken Eagle's Motorcycle Shop and I meet Rowan Pryor for the first time. The minute his eyes lock on mine, I know this gorgeous man is trouble. He's looking at me as if I'm his everything, his eyes telling me he's thinking of a thousand ways to get me dirty. And I like it.

But I have plans for myself and none of them include some hot, motorcycle guy in a small town.

Rowan Pryor

I traded a broken past for a brotherhood I could count on. War changes people, bonds them together, so when our time in the Navy is served, I join my fellow SEALS in Nashville to help start up a motorcycle repair shop. A big city guy like me is enjoying a distraction free, small town life. But then Valerie Dawson walks into the shop, wearing those nerdy glasses like it's her mission to steal my breath away and I know I’m in dangerous territory. She makes me feel things I never thought I could feel and I am determined to make her mine.

I didn't believe in love at first sight... Until Valerie.

Tracey’s Review:

Jessica is one of my newer favorite authors and if you read this book, you will totally understand why. This story is filled with heat, suspense and such an intense love and devotion that I couldn’t put it down. Rowan and Valerie have nestled their way into my heart and have amazing chemistry.

They complete each other in such a sweet and sexy way. You can feel the electricity sizzle through the pages anytime Ro and Val are near each other. Everyone should be lucky enough to find a love like that. Then their chance at forever is threatened and one shot could change everything. Jessica Marin is paving her way as one of the standout authors in her genre who leave a lasting impression long after the story ends.

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