Monday, April 15, 2019

Time by Penny Reid - Release Day

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"Utterly addictive, fascinating, hilarious, and absolutely electric chemistry!"

-- Samantha Young, New York Times Bestselling Author

 

New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid’s The Laws of Physics Trilogy is complete with TIME!

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Book Description:

A (brokenhearted) physicist.
Now an infamous (who is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE!! UGH!) musician.
The worst has already happened.
Mona has learned that she has nothing figured out and plans are meaningless. After leaving her in Aspen, Abram is now breaking sales-records, rising to rock star fame almost overnight. Mona can’t seem to escape him. He is literally everywhere, or at least images of him are.
Just when she thinks things can't get any more confusing, Abram returns . . . What happens next? Only TIME will tell.


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Meet Penny Reid:

image1Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.






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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cipher by Larissa Ione - Review and Excerpt

 

In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 

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Author: Larissa Ione
Publication Date:  9 April,2019
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, INC
Series:  Demonica Underworld, book 8, Demonica book 19
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars


~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 


Book Description:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…

 

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do. **

  
       


My Review:

Getting back to the Demonica World is always a highlight of the year for me.  This is truly one of those series that I don't mind being 19 books deep into and still wanting more of, I just can't get enough.  

Cipher is a character that we met in a past book, he is the best friend of Hawkyn.  He was stolen away from his life, family, and friends and dragged into Sheoul to become a True Fallen Angel....but does a Fallen Angel have to become evil, can a Fallen Angel still love? 

I loved the look into the process of becoming a True Fallen, the fight to stay strong and keep a sense of self instead of just becoming one of the many evils.  We get to see that fight form both Cipher and Lyre, whose story was a bit heartbreaking and I can totally understand why she wanted revenge, I wanted  (I'd fall so fast you guys, soooo fast, lol) it for her!  I throughly enjoyed the back and forth between them, especially because while there was a bit of a tug of war there was never any malice between the two, there was always that underlying steaminess just waiting to be explored.  Something else I really liked (and you'll see some of this in the excerpt below) is that side story between Azagoth (always a favorite of mine) and Lilliana.  

As with most 1,001 Dark Nights there isn't a ton that I can talk about beaus I don not want to spoil anything for you, but I can tell you that if you are a fan of the Demonica series you absolutely want to read this, if you haven't read Demonica before you can totally start here but you will be missing out on a few key points, particularly when it comes to Agazoth and Lilliana, that said this book will totally wet your appetite and have you diving into a total binge! 

~ HAPPY READING ~





EXCERPT:


Lilliana inhaled a shaky breath as she stood on the portal pad inside Sheoul-gra, the symbols engraved into the stone glowing hotly. A breeze swirled around her, rattling the leaves on the perpetually blooming citrus trees and bringing their tangy and sweet scents to her nose. Grassy lawns stretched for acres, broken by babbling streams and worn paths — and the occasional ancient Greek column or demonic statue that rose into the featureless gray sky.

Several yards away, a fountain that once ran with blood splashed crystal water onto pavers leading to outbuildings that housed dozens of Unfallen angels and Memitim. And beyond the fountain, Azagoth’s palace towered over all, its pale walls gleaming.

Relief sifted through her, temporarily replacing her nervousness. The realm was attuned to Azagoth’s moods, and she wasn’t sure what she’d have done if she’d come back to find the kind of decay and evil that had once held court here. 

The Grim Reaper’s realm could be beautiful but disconcerting; look, but not too closely, touch, but don’t feel.

Her gut turned over, and inside her rounded belly, the baby stirred as if sensing the return of her anxiety.

Except that anxiety was too mellow a word for what she was experiencing. Really, she was flat-out terrified, mere moments away from seeing her husband for the first time in months. For the first time since she’d left him.

And he didn’t have a clue that she was pregnant.

She almost regretted telling Reaver that she didn’t need him to accompany her down here when he’d flashed her from Ares’s Greek island to the outer portal. She should have at least allowed Maleficent, a hellhound that had shadowed her everywhere on the island, to come with her. The hound had refused to leave her side until Cara distracted the beast long enough for Lilliana to get away. She was going to miss the moose-sized canine, but Cara assured her that Mal would find her if the hellhound had bonded with her.

Lilliana was going to have a hard enough time trying to explain bringing home a baby, let alone a pet that ate people.

Resting her palm on her baby bump, she stepped off the landing pad and started toward the palace, her heart pounding wildly. Azagoth would have sensed her presence by now.

Before that thought even faded, the skin on the back of her neck tingled, and she stopped in her tracks. 

He was here. 

He was behind her.

She should turn around and face him. But damn, she wasn’t ready for this.

Closing her eyes, she let out a long, ragged breath, and when she spoke, she could only manage a whisper. “Azagoth.”



     




About Larissa Ione: 

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.  

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Larissa Ione’s CIPHER – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
April 10th
Canadian Book Addict – Review & Excerpt
Ilovebooksandstuffblog – Review & Excerpt
Little Shop of Readers – Review & Excerpt
Mes Livres – Review & Excerpt
April 11th
Cinta's Corner – Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Shelleen's Musings – Review & Excerpt
April 12th
Book Addict Reviews – Review
Cat's Guilty Pleasure – Excerpt
Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 13th
CoensK Reviews – Excerpt
Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt
The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
April 14th
Cup of Tea Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Ruby's Books – Excerpt
April 15th
Abigail Books Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Sip Read Love – Review
April 16th
Rantings of a Reading Addict – Review & Excerpt
April 17th
A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia – Review & Excerpt
Amy’s Book Harem – Review
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
Sue's Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 18th
Aly's Miscellany – Excerpt
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt
April 19th
All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt
Ginreads – Review
Ms. Me28 – Review & Excerpt
The Romance Reviews – Review
Under the Covers Book Blog – Review & Excerpt


N9NE by T.M. Frazier - Cover Reveal

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Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is coming June 18th and we have the sexy cover!

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Book Description:

Nine lives.
Nine inches.
One chance to make her his.
Preppy's brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one.
This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.


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About the Author:

T.M.Frazier.jpgT.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world.   T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.   Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.   She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she's not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.



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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

No Stone Unturned by Ariana Rose - Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Today we have the cover reveal for NO STONE UNTURNED by Ariana Rose!

 Ariana is also delighted to share the gorgeous recover of TURNED TO STONE with us! 

Check it out and be sure to sign up for Ariana’s newsletter for release alerts!

Release Date: May 7th

 

About No Stone Unturned:

The enemies of my past are everywhere. My demons are trying to take over me but for the first time in my life, I have something worth fighting for. I let her go once, but I’ll be damned if it ever happens again. I begged her to have faith, now she’s finally ready to take a leap with me. I will be here to catch her with open arms. This is our time. This is our life. This is our love. I will leave NO STONE UNTURNED to keep her safe from harm. She is MINE. Now and forever.



 


 


 

Exclusive Excerpt:

Alexandra slides the balcony door open. The cool night air drifts in and blows the curtains in a ripple. She steps out, grabs the rails, and turns her head skyward. Her green dress and the hair down her back float like the curtains. I follow Alexandra’s footprints in my rug out into the night…and her. I slide my hands over her shoulders and slowly down her arms. “Would you tell me what you’re thinking? Are you regretting coming up here?” Her head lowers. “No. Not even a little.” I know she has more to say, so I let the noise of the city fill the silence between us until she continues. “I had a dream once I never told you about. I had a conversation with Lainey. It was in a place just like this.” That admission hits my heart in an unexpected way. “You did?” “Julian, when we were in Savannah, it was not the time to talk about her or ask questions unless you did. I know some of the loss you feel. I watched my dad. I felt things myself. The things that were most important to me then, and still are now, are that you are ready and that you know I would never, and will never, try to take her place. I want you to feel like you can share her with me. Knowing her will only allow me to know you better. “I’ve thought that for a long time. So, much like I talked to my mother at the Falls, I talked to her in my alone time in Savannah. Being here, now, closes that chapter for me. I knew I would know if it wasn’t right the minute I stepped in here. My anxiety is gone.” She turns her head so her chin touches her right shoulder. “I can breathe.” God she’s stunning. Inside and out.  

 


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About Turned To Stone:

 

 I needed to repair the cracks in the foundation of my soul. Find the strength to overcome. I needed a new city. A new job. Something that would take me away from everything and everyone that chained me down in my past. He needed the same things as I did, but his nightmares were bleeding into everything he touched. He was living his dream by day, and haunted by his past at night. For the first time in my life, I wanted to leap head first into the unknown. And when I did, he caught me. We could be the key to tearing down the walls within ourselves. Together, our broken parts could finally be made whole.  

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About Ariana Rose:


 Ariana, a full time working mother of two children and one fur baby from Minnesota, took charge of her dream and published her first novel in 2017. As a figure skater, lover of sports, television, all things 80s, and music, she is an eclectic soul with a zest for travel and history. She is a firm believer in following your heart and in knowing that without a doubt, passion is never a bad thing.  


Cipher by Larissa Ione - Release Day and Excerpt!

 

In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 

Amazon ~ AmazonUK ~ AmazonCA ~ Amazon AU


Book Description:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do. **

  

“Ione has made a major name for herself with her amazing Demonica series.” ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews

      


EXCERPT:

Cipher threw out a hand to warn Lyre off. His control sucked, which he proved as a fireball shot at her from the palm of his hand. Fire engulfed her, demon-faced flames that laughed and bit at her. No! Oh, shit. He felt her screams all the way to his gut as she fell to the ground and writhed in violent agony, “Soretay! Stop!” He yelled commands in Sheoulic as he rushed toward her, but his words were useless. He dove on top of her, covering her with his body. He tried to wrap his ugly-ass wings around her, but the fuckers didn’t behave, instead fanning the flames, beating the both of them as they flapped uselessly. Then, for no reason he could figure out, the shrieking apparitions flickered out. Lyre went limp beneath him, her exhausted, panting breaths puffing hot air against his neck. “Wow,” she rasped. “That was unexpected.” He pushed himself up on one arm and looked down at her. Scorch marks streaked her face and her clothes were singed. The hemline of her shirt was completely gone, leaving her flat belly exposed, a smudge of soot forming a crescent under her navel. He wanted to clean it off with his tongue. Too bad she was playing for the wrong team. You’re playing for the same team now. No he wasn’t. He might be a fallen angel, but not by choice. And, until evil took him over completely, he wasn’t in league with them yet. And he’d never play for Bael the Seriously Unstable. Right now he had no choice, but once he figured out these new powers, he was going to get the fuck out of here. “You can let me up anytime now,” Lyre said softly. “Preferably before one of your new powers incinerates or melts me.” “Right.” He jumped up and offered her a hand. “Thanks, but no.” Eyeing his hand like it was a viper, she pushed to her feet and backed away from him.. “I’m just going to watch from…over there.” She pointed to a bluff in the distance. The far distance. It was probably for the best. With little to lose, he was going to test his limits and push his boundaries. And boundaries? Well, those were something he’d never believed in, and for once, that little personality flaw was going to work for him instead of against him.  

     


   

About Larissa Ione:

 Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.  

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Judge of Hell by Alex Grayson - Review, Trailer, and Giveaway!






Author: Alex Grayson
Publication Date:  4 April 2019
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Hell Night, book 3
Genre:  Dark Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

NOTE: Judge of Hell may contain triggers for some due to mature content, abusive situations, and harsh language

Fierce, loyal, controlled. Three things Judge became at a young age.
Enduring unimaginable horrors no child should, he swore no person would dictate his or his brother’s lives again.
Revenge fueled him, setting a path destined from the moment he and his brothers escaped their hell. Nothing would stop him from destroying the ones who’d wronged him, even if that meant giving up the only woman to ever make him feel more than the heat of vengeance.
He let Ellie go, threw her away, never knowing the consequences of his actions.
Twelve years later, she reappears in his life, and she has some hellacious secrets of her own. Ones that knock Judge on his ass and threaten his ironclad control.
His life quickly changes course. Priorities are shifted and sacrifices are made. Judge has a decision to make. Will he give up his incessant need for retribution? Or will he sacrifice something he never dreamed he could have, but desperately wants.
Or is it possible to have both?


My Review:

I went into Judge of Hell not entirely sure that Alex Grayson was going to be able to pull this one off, don't hate me!  The reason that I say that is because we have been set up to understand certain things about Judge and from reading the synopsis I knew that the life he had been leading was about to be turned on it's head.  Now yes, we are talking about a contemporary romance, someone's life always gets turned on it's head but that was a little different in my opinion because not only was he shaken up and his life changed forever with the introduction of his romantic heroine, but what worried me was he was changing from a certain lifestyle to another one and that can be hard to make believable I have found in the past.  What I am thrilled to say is that Alex does it well.  Yes, life changes for Judge and those he has held close but Alex makes these changes with grace and understanding for all the feelings that happen in this book.  I know that may not make complete sense to you but I don't want to spoil anything if you have not  read this series yet, if you have then you know exactly what I am talking about and I have to tell you that my favorite thing about the 'shake up' is that while it feels almost too easy for some it clearly is not, especially for the heroine.  I liked that she just didn't say 'okay' and go with it, but instead says 'I understand, it does not change my feelings or opinion, but I need time'!  That right there was what makes every change perfect in my opinion.  

On another note, ha.  These books are hard reads, I am not going to lie to you.  The things that these heroes and some of the towns people have gone though is heart wrenching.  There are moments in these books that I read while silently weeping and seething.  I wouldn't say that these books are 'true dark' reads, but the history that we get is and it is unfathomable, ("with out fathom" -MegaMind) if it doesn't make you angry and need a tissue...well I just don't know what to say.  I can't even begin to imagine Alex Grayson's browser history, lol.  

I loved that Judge's story is truly one that comes from the past.  Ellie and Judge have a past, one that will make you swoon but also break your heart.  There is so much love but also hurt between the two of them it feels like perhaps it is a canyon they will not be able to cross, but they have a connection that even time and pain can not ultimately break and both have to (and do) give so that they can come together ad meet in the middle.  Ellie, the heroine is amazing.  I adored her or her strength, for knowing her own mind and for not allowing Judge to sway her easily.  She doesn't fall into his lap, she stands her ground, making her self the perfect match for the Judge of Malus.  We knew that he was not going to need an 'easy' heroine by his side, he needed someone who would stand up to him, who would make him look at himself more deeply, who can shoulder the weight that he places on himself and help him carry the load.  I loved his past relationships but this was not something we see in those, Ellie is his match and we get that from her straight up from the beginning!

These books are always hard for me to review because I don't want to give anything away and honestly what do you say about the darker parts of the book except that they hurt your heart.  It is absolutely lovely to watch as these men rebuild themselves once again and find the happiness that has been denied them for so long.  Finally 'you guys' the FREAKING ENDING!  I don't have enough words for what we got in the last few sentences of Judges book.  I have always known that Emo's book was going to be the hardest of all to read but now.......

~ HAPPY READING ~














Monday, March 25, 2019

I Dream of Spiders by Elle Keating - Review

Today we have the blog tour for Elle Keating’s I DREAM OF  SPIDERS! 

Check it out and be sure to order your copy today!

 

Book Description:

The move to the remote town of Quarry Hill, Pennsylvania was supposed to help Griffin McGuire start over and forget the two people who betrayed him. As a paramedic at the local hospital, he would still have to interact with people, but the rest of the time he could hole himself away in the secluded cabin he was renting. It was perfect. For the first time in over a year, he felt like he could finally breathe. That was until he met her. A woman who doesn’t know her own name or why she was covered in blood and standing in the middle of the road when he found her. Griffin knows he should contact the police, but something is preventing him from going to the authorities. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he was correct in trusting his instincts. Every time she falls asleep, she dreams and another memory is unlocked. Memories that are horrific and make him want to protect and hide her from the world.


   

My Review:

As seems to be a norm for me lately I am having a little trouble finding the words to appropriately review a book.  Did I like this one, yes!  Did it take me a little while to get through because it didn't always keep my attention, sadly yes.  Did I love the hero...eh, maybe.  Did I love the heroine, yes! Do I want more of this world, I think so.

First let me say that I really loved this cover and title, the title is really what drew me in to begin with, with out even knowing what the book was about I knew that I wanted to give it a try. When I read the synopsis I knew I had to read it.  I will say that in essence I love the overall story.  The idea that this broken man and beaten but not broken woman come together through a strange set of circumstances is a win from me.  I loved this idea of her having no memories except random flashes that are both confusing and enlightening.  I loved that through all of it 'Clare's' strength never really falters, that in the end whether she knows who she is or not she stays true to the person she was always meant to be.  

Griffin is a hard character for me.  I liked him, but I did tire of his hot and cold attitude with Clare, specifically with her being a virgin in the book and his treatment of her when he can't figure out that all women are not like his ex.  I did appreciate that at one point he admits his failings and lets her in, but he only does that when his back is against the wall and he really has no other choice.  I also hate that he really doesn't get the closure that he truly deserved.  Having just that brief look at the outcome of his situation left me simply wanting more.  I want to know more about how the people who perpetrated the crime against him are doing now that they are sitting in jail, I want to know why one of them did what they did.  I understand greed was a factor for one of them but it can't be the only factor for the other.  And yes, I know I am vague-blogging, but I don't want to give anything away, especially the relationship Griffin has with the people who turned him from a fun loving guy to a guy who broods, doesn't trust (women especially) and is trying to hide away from the world.  I enjoyed his relationship with Trent (his best friend) and while I can get behind his relationship with Clare, though it was am insta love, I struggle with the way that he treats her repeatedly.  Thank goodness for Trent who is able to open up to Clare in Griffin's place, otherwise I don't know that those two would have ever gotten past his walls.  

I throughly enjoyed the mystery and even when you think you have it al figured out it there is a twist that you don't see coming and I loved that, it was that twist that kept me invested up until the end.  I found that until then the book felt a bit slow and redundant, just Griffin pushing Clare away over and over again.  I love the way the second story is being set up and I know that if this one had its moments that were hard to read (a bit of darkness) Trent's book is going to be even harder.  

I can absolutely say that while I had issues here and there with the book, I am glad that I picked it up and I will definitely becoming back for book two.  

~ HAPPY READING ~


  


Enter Elle’s Giveaway:


 


About the Author: 

Elle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2) soon followed. Most recently, Elle self-published Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3), Back to the Start (Dangerous Love, #4) Feels Like Falling (Dangerous Love, #5) and the standalone novel, Keeping His Commandments. When Elle isn’t torturing her heroes and heroines (don’t worry, there’s always a happily ever after), she is a public school administrator and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in New Jersey. For more on Elle and her books, visit ellekeating.com.

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