Friday, March 16, 2018

Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward - Review

Author: J.R. Ward
Publication Date:  13 March, 2018
Publisher: Ballentine Books
Series:  StandAlone within the Black Dagger Brotherhood world
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 16 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars

Book Description:

In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion.

Features a special preview of J. R. Ward’s upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The Thief!

The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.

Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .

My Review:

So honestly, as with most novellas there isn't much I can say about this book because I don't want to give anything away.  I thought on this all night, in fact three days after reading it I was awake all night thinking about it.  Thinking about exactly what I would say that would convince you that Dearest Ivie is a book that needs to not only be in your hands but on your shelf.  I was laying there trying to think of something other than "It's a J.R. Ward book, DUH!" and I came up with two simple but I think moving and motivating points.  

1. Dearest Ivie is an extremely emotional read, I cried big fat tears...that quiet encompassing sadness kind of cry, the kind that moves you down to your very soul.  Wait, don't run off yet.  Why is that important?  Well because often times when you get into an author who has a large volume of books with in a single series or world things can get mundane, redundant, less...but with Dearest Ivie I truly felt connected to these characters and both their struggles and their love.  I think that this is one of those rare cases (when it comes to large series) where the author is writing a book that is truly from her heart.  It is't a book to keep you up to date on characters, it isn't a book to move along a plot, it isn't a book to give the readers anything really.  This is a book, a story, that the author simply had to tell.  I don't know if it is because of a personal connection to the storyline (if so...prayers and well wishes) or if it is simply a story that spoke to the author late in the night and said, I need my voice heard, I need people to know that in love their is hope.  I don't know the reason for the story I am simple glad that J.R. Ward gave it to all of us because in it's pain and sadness there is beauty and hope.  

2. So this point comes to you because I have seen several readers mention that they felt like there was no reason for the story (see above) because it doesn't move along the BDB storyline and there I have to argue.  I think (and this is all just my midnight pondering) that there is a very large and perhaps surprising move happening here for the BDB storyline.  I think that underneath the beautiful story of Ivie and Silas there is another story.  There is a story of perhaps redemption, a set-up for the unlikeliest of possibilities.  I think this is Haver's new beginning.  Yes, I said it HAVERS!  This is a look at a Havers we haven't seen.  This is a look at a man with a deep conscious and desire to serve and help his race.  This is a look that says...I have been horrible, I have caused pain, I have been cruel, but I am possibly more than has been seen and now I want you to see the REAL me.  Think on that!

Sufficed to say I ADORED this book.  Days later I am still moved by it, still pondering it, still re-reading passages.  If you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood do not pass this one up, especially if your reason is that you don't think it has anything to do with BDB (see above), pick it up simply because it is truly a beautiful love story!  


Meet The Warden:

J.R. Ward is the author of over twenty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are more than 15 million copies of Ward’s novels in print worldwide and they have been published in 25 different countries around the world.

After graduating from law school, Ward began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sinner by Sierra Simone - Release Day Review


SINNER by Sierra Simone

Release Date: March 15th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Author:  Sierra Simone
Publication Date:  15 March, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Priest, book 2
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and UP
Rating: 4 Stars

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

Book Description:

I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.
What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18. 
They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.
My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.

***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell's brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner.***


My Review:

I am going to be honest, as one should be when writing a review, I was torn with Sinner; also I think a bit ironically, as one should be.  I think the hardest thing for me with Sinner, and I honestly don't remember this feeling when reading Priest, was the back and forth between feeling preached to one minute and then thrown into a porno the next.  Now, does that make the book bad?  No, it just made it a tad uncomfortable at times but I also think that is a good thing.  

We need to be made to feel uncomfortable especially about topics, such as sex and religion, topics that honestly shouldn't make us feel uncomfortable but inevitably do.  Every religious person is in essence a sinner and while every sinner may not be religious there is nothing that says being religious precludes you from enjoying what some may consider a sin.  Honestly that's the question you should be asking yourself when you finish this book as well...just because you are religious does that mean you can't enjoy all that life has to offer.  Are we meant to believe that those who are devout should not enjoy the pleasure that our bodies and minds can give us?  Do you as a reader believe that He or She would deny the religious the same gifts S/He offers to sinners?  It's quite the thought provoking idea.  One that many of us probably already have our personal thoughts on, but also one that may make us re-evaluate those thoughts.  

Sinner is an emotional read, one minute you will be laughing, another bawling, another sighing, another...well, we won't talk about that 'other'. It's an emotional roller coaster watching as Sean finds his way and discovers that life is not as black and white as he has always tried to make it be.  If you have already read Priest (which is not necessary to read Sinner) than you know the reason that the Bell family has had it's falling out with God(ess) and religion.  You know that this story like Priest is about discovering that you can be more than religious, you can be more than a sinner, you can be more than what you think you are meant to be.  Simply you can be whomever you chose to be and you shouldn't let preconceived notions, societies ideals, or family expectations make you someone you are not.  These are books about looking into your own soul and discovering exactly who YOU have always been meant to be.  

I enjoyed the bad boy, good girl trope that is going on here.  Sean is a difficult man, who decided that because he believes the God doesn't love him (and his family) that there is no reason to even attempt to be a good man (which is a whole different discussion, what makes a man good?).  He's a player, a user, he has no time for romance or love...or young women who put their faith in a religion he despises and yet he can't walk away from Zenny.  I really enjoyed Sean, he is who I expected him to be, he's a playboy with a 'bad' streak a mile long.  His internal debate about self and religion is exactly what you expect to find.  I will say that he doesn't change in any way that was surprising, but his character development is still beautifully portrayed.  He will always be that bad boy we met in the beginning but his whole view of life changes and that is as it should be.  I am so glad that the premise of the book wasn't to change Sean in essentials, but just to change his perception.

Zenny is the sweet, honest, beautiful, faithful girl that Sean needs.  I loved her spirit and her drive.  I loved her desire to be who SHE wants to be and not who other people want to be.  Granted she may have gone down a path that wasn't her future but no one ever said discovering who you were meant to be would be a straight path.  I was a little put off by her sexual 'prowess', (honestly I can't think of the word I want but that is a close enough descriptor) here is this young, unexperienced, novice who with the guidance of her Mother Superior has decided to taste the world before taking her vows and wow does she ever.  I have no challenge with that what so ever.  What threw me off was her complete and total inhibition.  She's supposed to be a bit timid (at least that is what I believed) but there is nothing timid about her when it comes to sex.  She goes ALL IN, and sadly for me that made her a little less believable, but only in the romance aspect. 

Together they are an explosive couple, I really enjoyed watching them move around each other and find their individual way as well as their way as partners.  If you are looking or a thought provoking, a bit of uncomfortableness, a fiery romance, a whole lot of STEAM, and an emotional story I suggest picking this one up.  This book won't be for everyone and that's okay.  It takes a deep look at religion and sex, know that going in and...

Remember that every sinner can be a saint and every saint IS a sinner.  




“Zenny,” I mumble against her lips, some valiant part of me recognizing that this is far, far beyond the kiss she asked for, and also recognizing that I’m going to come all over the inside of my Hugo Boss suit pants if she keeps it up. Even through the clothes, I can feel her heat, her shameless rolls hinting at where she goes soft and wet between her legs.
Fuck, I want to see it. I want to see her pussy. It’s suddenly all I can think about, all I can want or crave, just one glimpse, just a peek.
“I want to see your cunt,” I say hoarsely, lifting my head.
“My…cunt?” She says the word like she’s never said it out loud before.
“Yeah.” My voice is so ragged right now, so desperate, and fuck, I’ve never felt this frantic before. Like I’ll actually combust if I don’t get this one thing, this one small sight of her secret place.
She lets out a shaky breath, her hand dropping from my lapel to her skirt, which she slowly rucks up to her waist as I devour her lips once more, as I bury my face in her neck and kiss every sliver of skin exposed above her collar. I bite at her ear, at her jaw, my hand finding hers as it pulls her skirt up, so that I’m helping her do it, that we’re doing it together, this forbidden act, this forbidden revelation. 
Her forbidden body.
That word, forbidden, spikes through my mind, bringing with it equal spikes of lust and fear. Because yes, it’s fucking hot that I shouldn’t be kissing her, I shouldn’t be begging to see her most secret place, my hand shouldn’t be covering hers as it slides up her thigh—but it’s also bad. Bad even for Sean Bell. 
Bad, bad, bad.



About the Author:
Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Iron Princess and Rogue Royalty by Meghan March - Double Cover Reveal


We are thrilled to bring you the covers for the final 2 books on the SAVAGE TRILOGY by New York Times bestseller Meghan March. 

IRON PRINCESS releases on April 24 





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Book Description:

He’s a mystery. An enigma. His very identity is a secret buried beneath layers of deception. He’s also an addiction I can’t shake. An attraction I can’t fight. And then I found out exactly who he is—a man more dangerous than the devil himself. Now I need him in order to save everything that matters to me. I have to pull back. Protect myself from the danger that haunts his every step. Which would be easy . . . if I could stop myself from falling in love with him.  


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Book Description:

Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Inconceivable. I don’t recognize what my life has become. I can’t tell where the lies end and the truth begins anymore. He came into my world and urged me out of my safe little corner. All my dreams are coming true except the one thing I want most— my own happy ending. But I’ll fight for it. For now. For always.  


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Book Description:

Who knew things could get even darker and dirtier in New Orleans? New York Times bestselling author Meghan March introduces the Savage Prince of the city, the man you never want to meet.  

 I do what I want and who I want. I don’t follow anyone’s rules—even my own. I knew I shouldn’t touch her, but it didn’t stop me. Didn’t stop me the second time either. Only made me want a third. My lifestyle suits the savage I am, and she doesn’t. But Temperance Ransom is my newest addiction, and I’m nowhere near ready to quit her yet. I’ll have her my way, even if it means dragging her into the darkness. Hopefully it doesn’t kill us both. 

  Savage Prince is book one of the Savage Trilogy, set in the same world as Ruthless King, however you do not need to read the Mount Trilogy to devour this scandalously hot new story.


A New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. Sign up for Meghan's newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: To get the inside scoop on a daily basis, search Meghan March's Runaway Readers on Facebook and join the fun.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Fireball by Nazarea Andrews - Review

Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publication Date:  5 March, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  River Street Bar, book 1
Genre:  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:

He’s infuriating…

Dempsey Jones has been a nuisance my entire life, the straight-laced Boy Scout grown up to be a firefighter, of all things. He was the one helping kittens out of trees and old ladies cross the road while I was lighting cherry bombs with my best friend in abandoned buildings, and now that we’re all grown up—even if my Dad doesn’t agree—he’s still just as annoying.

She’s impossible…

Taite Ridley has been a constant my whole life, the curly haired mischievous daughter of the police chief, charming and devious and alluring. She was wild in ways I never dared to be and too big for our little town. But she’s here, a small town cop, and I can’t avoid her, even if I wanted to.
And I don’t want to.

It’s like mixing fire and gasoline and when these two collide, someone is gonna get burned…

My Review:

What a fun and heart warming little contemporary romance.  I throughly enjoyed this new book from Nazarea Andrews and am looking forward to the future of this series.  I loved the best friends to enemies to lovers aspect of this book as well as the small town vibe it has going on.  Though I will say that the small town vibe also made it confusing a time or two for me when I was trying to figure out who is who, who is a parent, who is a sibling, who is a best friend, who is a couple....There are a LOT of names thrown at you with this set up and it can get overwhelming, but that would truly be my only complaint.  

Taite is not only a police officer in the town she grew up in, she's also the police chief's daughter!  Dempsey isn't just the hometown all-star and firefighter, he's also the mayor's son!  These two have spent their entire lives orbiting each others universe.  First as best friends when they were children, then reluctant (though maybe they didn't know how reluctant) enemies as teens and 'new adults', now they've found their way back into orbit and oh how things will come crashing together, again, and again, and again... *waggles eyebrows*

This book was a great mix of fun, heart break, sweetness, swoon, and joy.  It is one of those books you just pick up, sit down, and let the world melt away around you until you're done reading.  I don't know about you but I love that type of book.  

I loved the rivalry between the fire and police department, I can truly see that happening in every small to medium sized town.  I loved the interactions and relationships between family and friends.  Though I will say Dempsey's sister (s) and one of his best friends, I have whole lot of side eye for you and can't wait for you to get your 'own'.  (mmmmhmmmm, just sayin')

There are some really poignant moments and if you have ever lost a family member (heck even if you haven't) some moments where you will struggle deep down with your emotions.  Both Taite and Dempsey have had terrible loss in their young lives but that's what makes there final reunion all the more sweet.  Once they let down their barriers and fully open up it is a think of beauty.  

If you are a contemporary romance fan I can not recommend this book enough.  I think you will fall in love with it as much as I did and be on the edge of your seat waiting for the future of the River Street Bar patrons!  <3


Author Bio:

Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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A Heart Reborn by BK Harrell - Release Day!

A Heart Reborn by BK Harrell

Genre: Contemporary Romance Series
The Doctors of Atlanta #3
 Publication Date: March 9, 2018 

A Heart Reborn (The Doctors of Atlants Book 3) by [Harrell, BK]

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Book Description:

Dr. Sarah Buckley has spent the last ten years hiding her darkest secrets from coworkers and most importantly the man who broke her heart. Finally having completed her residency, Sarah has her dream job as an attending physician for Atlanta Women's Health Center. Her life seems to be on track and she has had a great run avoiding the one man who could derail it all. Sarah feels that her luck at avoiding the man who haunts her dreams is about to run out when she unexpectedly has to deliver the baby to his best friend.
Harrison Cooper had it all, All-star third baseman for his home town Atlanta Braves, great friends and hopefully rich new contract that would keep him in the town that he loved until he could retire. The one thing missing was the woman who broke his heart and ran away ten years before. After watching his best friend and teammate Rhett settle down with the woman of his dreams and start a family, Harrison is hell bent on finding the missing piece to his heart, but no matter how hard he searched, the elusive Sarah Buckley remained out of reach. Maybe is luck is changing, the team has new owners and he finlly hears the sweet melodic voice of the angel who flew away from him. The only problem is that when he confronts her, she does what she does best and runs away. Frustrated and aching, Harrison goes to bat in the bottom ofthe ninth trying to win the heart of the one he loves. Will his gamble pay off or will he strike out with the bases loaded. The fires of passion and love are still present when these two finally meet, but will he secret Sarah has been hiding for ten years tear them apart or give them the happily ever after they have been searching for. A Heart Reborn is the third book in the Doctors of Atlanta Series. Come back and see the gang as they experience love and life.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Crux Untamed by Tillie Cole - Blog Tour Review

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Author: Tillie Cole
Publication Date:  25 February, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: Hades Hangmen, book 6
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance, MC based
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:


A broken woman.
A damaged man.
A free spirit intent on saving them both.

Elysia ‘Sia’ Willis lives a solitary life. The only person in it is her big brother, Ky, vice-president of the infamous Hades Hangmen. She loves him, but she has absolutely no love for the outlaw MC he belongs to.
Raised in secret by her mother, Sia grew up separated from her brother and distant father. No one knew she even existed.

After the tragic murder of her mother, Sia spiraled into a rebellion against the rules of the Hangmen. A rebellion with dire consequences that now, years later, she still can’t escape.

As she lives once again in secret, happy on her own at her secluded ranch, a devil from her past comes calling. A devil who wants to possess her once again and take her from the simple life she never wants to lose.
And he will stop at nothing to collect what he believes is his: her.

Valan ‘Hush’ Durand and Aubin ‘Cowboy’ Breaux have finally found a home in the mother chapter of the Hangmen. The notoriously private Cajun twosome have, for now, put aside what chased them from their beloved Louisiana. But as threats toward the club build, Hush and Cowboy are given a task—protect Elysia Willis at all costs. Cowboy welcomes the job of watching over the blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.
Hush fights against it.

Scarred by events from his past and a secret that plagues his everyday life, Hush refuses to let anyone else get close. Only Cowboy knows the real him. Until a certain sister of the club’s VP begins to slowly knock down his defenses, shattering the heavily built walls that guard his damaged soul . . . with his best friend leading the charge.

As lost and open hearts begin to meld, taking each other from indescribable pain to the never-before felt relief of peace, the newly-mended threesome must first endure one more rocky path.
Only then will they finally shake free of the shackles of their pasts.
Only then will they shed the bonds that have for too long held their happiness captive.
And there is only one way to survive that path . . . together.

Dark Contemporary MFM Romance.
 Contains scenes of violence and explicit sexual situations. Over 18’s only.

My Review:

Tillie Cole has done it again, but of course we all knew that she would.  There has been a lot of heated talk around this book with it being an MFM, now lucky for me I have no challenges reading a menage book but it just isn't for everyone.  I think that even if you aren't a menage fan you will enjoy this book.  The romance is beautiful between Hush and Sia, Cowboy and Sia, and Hush and Cowboy. Now, wait...don't freak out on me yet, although I'd have totally be down for that, haha, Hush and Cowboy's romance is not a physical romance, it is a true romance of the heart and I adored their relationship.  In fact I would almost say that I loved their relationship better than I did their relationship with Sia.  There was just a beautiful and unbreakable connection there.  The entire book could have been solely about that (non-physical) relationship and I think I would have been completely happy.  All that said, I loved what Tillie gave us between this triad.  <3

Just when we think life might be settling down a little for the Hades Hangmen, they are thrown back into the fray and on to battle.  The Hangmen aren't good men, but they aren't the bad men either.  They are the gray that protects their community and ultimately everyone else from those men that step over the line.  Sia's story and the reason the Hangmen are back in the thick of things is heart breaking and sadly it isn't a fantasy world that Tillie created in her mind.  People are taken everyday into this underground world of sexual slavery and it's horrifying.  It will tear you up inside to know what Sia goes through, but it is amazing on the other end to see how strong she is and how much love she has left to give considering everything she has gone through.  I loved that she could be the guide that Hush needs while Cowboy is both of their lights.

Speaking of Hush, oh his story breaks my heart.  So much hurt and pain in one person, so much quiet anger and fear.  I loved him.  Out of all the main characters in this story, I truly felt that this was Hush's tale and it is a heartbreaking and beautiful one.  If we are to take nothing else from this story, I hope we will take away one line. A line I am sure you will see written over and over in regards to this book and hopefully it will become a common refrain for every one over time.

"Love doesn't see color, only pure hearts."

The one thing I could have wished for was more of Cowboy.  I feel like while he is an integral part of Hush's story and of Sia's recover, he isn't as much of a focus as I wanted him to be.  Both Sia and Hush have a profound moment of discovery and change but I never got that with Cowboy.  Now maybe that is because he had one of those moments at a young age and so he didn't need another, but with everything that went on between this triad I think he kind of got the shaft (and not not literally) when all was said and done.  

Another thing that bugged me, I hated Ky this book, HATED HIM!  He was the biggest Arse and Ky or someone else needed to take him out to the woodshed and give him a good talking to and a few smacks upside the head.  I disliked him so much in most of this story that even at the end when he comes around I still don't think he is the same man I thought he was before this book was written.  Truly a bummer. 

For fans of this series, this is a must read!  The story is beautiful, moving, heart breaking, and empowering.  The Hangmen's world is I am afraid about to turn it's self on it's head and I am not sure how I feel about that.  I am a little fearful of what is to come.  We met a few new characters that I am dying to get stories for, plus our old favorites like Viking who I hope to see have theirs soon.  This is a great read and a great addition to the Hangmen Series, I hope that you will totally give it a chance!  If you haven't read the series, I think you could actually jump in here without having read the others but I would STRONGLY recommend starting at the beginning just so you have an understanding of the relationships you are about to see.  


I glanced over at Hush sitting beside me in the truck, staring out of the window. I tightened my grip on the wheel and shook my head. I’d known the fucker for years, and I still couldn’t believe how he refused to let anyone in but me. Since Ky had told us we were assigned to watch his baby sister, Hush had closed in on himself, as always. Fucking locked himself inside the head that was a damn fortress to breach. And I knew why, but the stubborn asshole was too proud to admit the truth.
I sighed, turning up the radio. But it took about two seconds for me to get bored. I was a loudmouth, I knew it, and the fucking deathly silence from my best friend was killing me. “You get the stuff I left out for you this morning?” I asked. I knew he had. I watched him pack it, just to be sure. I just wanted to fucking talk. Wanted my friend back to the way he was.
Hush’s shoulders tensed, but then he muttered, “Yeah.”
I sighed in defeat, laying my head back on the headrest. We were about five miles out from where Sia lived: a little ranch, in the middle of fucking nowhere. It reminded me of my childhood home. More rustic and less refined, but a ranch was a ranch.
“At least there’s a gas station close in case I need hard liquor during all this, hey, mon frère?”
Hush grunted, but he kept his head away from me. My fucking chest squeezed when I thought of his face this morning. My brother was dog tired. And I knew that shit wasn’t good for him. His face looked paler than normal, and his blue eyes were dull as fuck.
Set off a shit-ton of warning bells inside my head. He was thinking too much.
It was Sia.
All of this, the moping, the silence, was because of the beautiful bitch driving alone in the truck up ahead. Fuck, I could barely think of her without wanting to wrap my hand in her long hair and pull her to my fucking mouth. Tasting her tongue, her tits pressed up against my chest. I looked at Hush from the side of my eye and knew the brother did too. Since we’d met her at Ky’s wedding, I knew on the spot I liked the bitch. Her damn sassy mouth, the confidence that oozed from her every move.
Her ass wasn’t too bad either.
My lip flicked up in amusement as I thought back to yesterday and the VP’s little “talk” he had with me and Hush . . .

Shut the fucking door behind you.” Ky stood at the front of church, arms folded. Styx stood on his right, his face like thunder too. Hush was tense as he trailed behind. He shut the door. I slumped down to my seat and threw my hands up behind my head. I made myself real fucking comfortable.

Hush pulled his chair out. I smirked at his ramrod back as he stared at Ky, waiting for our VP to speak.
I brought my lazy gaze back to Ky and had to fight back a grin at how his eyes narrowed on me. “VP,” I said. “You wanted to talk to us?”
“Damn fucking right I did.” Ky leaned his hands on the tabletop, palms flat. “Neither of you are gonna go near Sia except to protect her.” Ky got straight to the point. I felt Hush grow more tense. I didn’t lower my hands from my head. I’d known this was coming.
“You watch her ranch. Take shifts in looking out for any trouble. Not an hour goes by when one of you ain’t looking for that cunt, Garcia. Got it?”
“Got it,” I confirmed, just before Hush said, “Yeah.”
Ky’s eyes locked on me. “She is my fucking sister. Not one of you two assholes touches her in any way, got it?” He quickly sobered, and then said, “She’s been through enough shit at the hands of a man. I ain’t gonna tell you the fucking minute details, but she was fucking ruined by that bastard. Ain’t even had a date since. She’s better on her own.” The cocky smirk I was wearing fell away at that bit of intel. Ky leaned further forward until he was almost at my face. “I will fucking kill anyone who hurts her again. And that ain’t a threat.” His eyebrows drew together. “And it sure as shit ain’t gonna be any of my club brothers. Especially the two sweet-talking Cajuns that have slut pussy creaming over their fucking accents on the daily.”
“Okay, VP,” I said in my thickest Cajun French. Just to see if I could turn Ky’s red face up a few shades more. I saw the guy’s hands roll into fists, but before he could start throwing them my way, Hush put his hand on my arm to tell me to shut the fuck up.
“Ain’t gotta worry about that, mon frère,” he said. “We ain’t going after your sister. We get it. She’s off-limits.”
Ky glared at us. As did Styx. Before Ky left church, he pointed in my face. “You better be listening to your best friend out there, Cowboy. You don’t wanna face me again if I hear you’ve been sniffing around my sister.”

I laughed to myself as I thought of the VP’s veins throbbing in his neck, as if he could read my thoughts about his sister on my face. Hush turned around, his brows pulled down. It was a permanent damn feature these days. “Turn that frown upside down, mon frère,” I instructed and pushed my fingers against his lined forehead.
Hush batted my hand away. “What the fuck are you laughing at?”
“Ky. Yesterday. His fucking tirade. The gris-gris he tried to put on our asses.”
Hush shook his head, exasperated. “We got it good here at the club. Don’t go fucking it up for a piece of pussy.”
I choked on a laugh. “A piece of pussy?” I winked. “Think I’ll tell Sia you said that when we pull up. Sure she wants to hear it.” Hush’s nostrils flared, and his hand went to his thigh and squeezed. It was how he calmed himself down. How I did if I saw it happening before he realized he was losing his shit. Especially in public.
I quickly lost my smile, and I blew out a long breath. “That’s it though, hey Val? She ain’t just any pussy, is she?”
Hush turned to look out of the window again. “She is, Aub. That’s what you can’t seem to get through your fucking thick skull.” He shook his head. “You just won’t let it fucking drop. All the winks and raised eyebrows, the damn tapping of your motherfucking Stetson anytime she’s mentioned or speaks to us. I told you before, and I’ll tell you again: I ain’t interested. Just end your fucking games.” His shoulders tensed. “You want her that bad? Fuck her. You want my written permission or some shit?”
“Fuck you, Hush.” I was a pretty laid-back guy, but him speaking like that raised my forever-dormant rage from a one to a good solid three out of ten. “You want me flying solo on this one, mon frère? It can be arranged.” He sat there, seething. I just let him. Fucking prick was as stubborn as an ox. First thing I ever noticed about him at sixteen years old.

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

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Available in audio first, New York Times best-selling author Laurelin Paige's newest red-hot romance!

Weston King knows how to play. But wild nights and owning an extensive collection of women's panties don't carry the thrill they once did, so when his business partner Donovan suggests an outrageous plan to allow them to take over their competition, Wes takes him up on the offer. The crazy idea? Marry the competitor.
Elizabeth Dyson, the bride-to-be in question, is on board with the plan. She wants access to her trust fund and can only get it once she marries. Each has something the other wants - all they have to do is pretend to like each other well enough to tie the knot.
Only trouble is, playing fiancé to Elizabeth isn't quite that simple. Wes finds her sexy and brilliant...and soon wishes their engagement wasn't fake at all. Not that he'd ever tell her that.
But a lover boy like Wes can only stand an empty bed for so long...and even the best of players has to put down his cards eventually.



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