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/Cover Reveal / Say You Want It / Jenika Snow/

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Piper

It was supposed to be a summer job, something to help me transition from graduating high school to starting college. But to me this wasn’t just some office cleaning positon.

I’d be working for Zane, the one man I’ve loved for longer than I even wanted to admit.

The one person who could make me weak in the knees with just a glance.

My father’s friend who was far too old for me, but sexier than sin.

 

Zane

I hired Piper to keep her close, to help appease my need for her. But I played it off like I was helping her earn some money before starting college.

I was too old for her.

She was too innocent for me.

She was my friend’s daughter.

Off limits.

But I’d wanted her since she turned legal last summer. I saw the way she watched me, the way she bit her lip, the fact her pulse jumped at the base of her throat when I was near. Did she know how obsessed I was about her, how I’d go to any means to keep any other man away from her?

I could see how much she wanted me and that was dangerous.

Because her need for me made me territorial, desperate.

Everything I was, everything I had, belonged to Piper.

All she had to do was ask and it was hers.

Warning: If you like possessive, territorial, and obsessed men in your stories, this insta-love one is just for you. With an older celibate hero, an innocent virgin heroine, and all the gooey juiciness you love in romance, make sure you have something cold to drink as you read this one.

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Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their children.

She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.

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/Cover Reveal / Blood Prince / Celia Aaron/

Title: Blood Prince
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Paris, heir to a vampire kingdom he has never claimed, is adrift on earth and in the Underworld. The bounty on his head keeps him on the run. But when he realizes the woman whose death haunts his dreams could be alive, he will risk everything just to touch her again.
Celia Aaron is a USA Today bestselling author and recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy–if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.
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Dystopian, Futuristic, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi, Suspense

/ Book Review / Heart of Tartarus (Sky Cities, #1) / Lucy Smoke /

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💙BOOK REVIEW💙

Release Date-25th June 2018
Genre-Reverse Harem Sci-Fi Romance
Kindle Edition-291 Pages

“Lucy Smoke has brought to life a world in Heart of Tartarus the likes of which I never could have envisioned and will never forget. Strong writing, a kick-butt heroine, and a perfect sense of what makes science fiction romance rock, has turned this book into one I will never forget losing myself in.” –Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Rebecca Royce

On Tartarus I was born… 

Soaked in power and secrets—Tartarus is a city for rebels, exiles, and criminals. As a messenger, every shadow is my friend. I know all the secrets of this place. Or, at least, I thought I did. When my best friend, Kida, goes missing, I don’t waste any time assuming her identity to draw her or whoever took her, out of hiding.

On Tartarus I will die… 

As I search for Kida’s whereabouts, Tartarus’ most dangerous gang—The Tanks—are slowly rising out of the chromework, growing more and more powerful. Every instinct in my body is screaming for me to run, to save myself, but I can’t—not without Kida. If I have to set the city ablaze just to get her attention, I will. And if the fire doesn’t kill me, the secrets I uncover just might.

***THIS COPY CONTAINS BOOK 1 AND 1.5 OF THE SKY CITIES SERIES*** 
***THIS IS A REVERSE HAREM TITLE***

 

Heart of Tartarus (Sky Cities, #1)

Heart of Tartarus by Lucy Smoke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This was so good: like seriously read in one sitting fab.
A new author for me and what originally drew me towards this series was the unusual premise behind the storyline.
I have read many dystopian themed books where the earth has been obliterated and society is now living in a new type of hierarchy or even taken off into space itself to a whole new planet: but an actual sky society was a whole new concept for me.

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Such an ingenious imaginative idea: throw in a reverse harem type storyline and this was definitely an extremely unique approach to the whole post-apocalyptic sub-genre.
And this was such a fabulous introduction to what is looking up to be a first-class new series.
And the whole reverse harem thing well it’s subtle: like very, this is more about building emotions and the whole emotive relationship than any gratifying get your rocks off type thing.
In fact, this is a very slow build burn and as much as I am usually about instant gratification this really does work here and I have to say this for me was the best Reverse Harem I have experienced yet.
It’s so ingeniously applied that it becomes so normal and acceptable here without even realising it: Like second nature.
There is also so much flying under the radar here that totally stunned and intrigued me; This story was full of surprises indeed.
Also, the world building here was phenomenally well done: I was really impressed with how splendidly the whole city of Tartarus and its surrounding metropolis was portrayed.
The characters here were totally multi-faceted in there entirety and I really felt that I got to know each one intimately.
Quite a feat when this is actually only told from Cassie’s POV.
I loved Cassie and also adored her boys all of them brought something unique to the equation: something that Cassie needed: I also liked how protective and warm they were emotionally towards her.
I could actually see Cassie, Thayer, Levi, Aaron, Haze, and Noaz gradually morphing into a family and it was really lovely to behold especially considering the lack of caregivers in Cassie’s life.
So this volume contained book 1 and 1.5 it really could have been one if I’m being picky.
But no matter I read them as one anyway.
I am so looking forward to the next volume in this addictive new series and pleased to impart it won’t be long and I’m so excited that I have got an ARC of “Shadow Of Deception”(Sky Cities #2) coming so watch this space.
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I really can’t recommend Heart of Tartarus (Sky Cities, #1) enough it literally blew me away with how fabulous it actually was: counting the days here until I get my mitts on the next volume.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Heart of Tartarus” (Sky Cities, #1) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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Erotic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

/ Book Review / Bay’s Mercenary (Unearthly World) / C.L. Scholey /

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🥀BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-1st January 2013
Genre-Sci-Fi Alien Romance
Kindle Edition-106 Pages

Bay went from tortured human captive to exotic alien pet in a heartbeat. Zargonnii warrior mercenaries are like nothing she has ever seen before. What do they want from her? The unearthly world Bay is taken to is fascinating, frightening and a lot different from Earth. Zargonnii males have never seen a small, vulnerable female. Their females are huge, aggressive, dominant; and the two sexes live apart for safety reasons. Zane finds himself saddled with a bald, unusual pet Earth female. Females are anything but vulnerable in his world. This female is an oddity, and for some reason, his new pet brings on his mating cycle. Zane is mortified until he discovers this intelligent pet of his has a secret—she’s no pet at all. It takes everything in Zane’s power to control the temptation of his kind’s breeding habits—until he can control it no more.

 

Bay's Mercenary (Unearthly World)

Bay’s Mercenary by C.L. Scholey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This was such an enjoyable read: a lot more entertaining than I was originally expecting.
The story centres around Bay a human girl who has found herself after leaving Earth in the hands of an abusive Alien the end result being her probable death.
That is until she is liberated by another Alien being but with no idea what she is and being so small and defenceless he mistakes her for a pet and decides to gift her to his nephew back on his home planet.
This was actually strangely enjoyable and fun, just the ticket to pass a pleasant couple of hours.
I did find the idea of Bay being treated as a pampered pet by these furry aliens very amusing indeed and had myself quite the little chuckle very humorous.
little Draven was adorable and Zane his father was a big lovable furry hunk, this was such an easy sweet read that I literally read in one sitting.
Aliens that actually look like Aliens are my guilty pleasure and this one really did hit that spot.
Oh and on a sidenote Bay isn’t Bald she just is a lot less hairy than the Zargonnii so seems bald to them: just thought I’d clarify as I have been asked about that description in the blurb.
This one is a definite hell yeh from me folks Ive read it twice now so that says everything really.
All opinions expressed here in this review are entirely my own.

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Dark, Dystopian, Erotic, Horror, post-apocalyptic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / Heathens (Badlands Book 4) / Natalie Bennett /

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Release Date-16th September 2018
Genre-Dystopian Dark Romance
Kindle Edition

Cobra 

Wildcard.
Sinner.
Frequently misunderstood.

I can be your best friend or your worst fucking nightmare.

The Savages are my family and the Badlands is our paradise.
When that’s threatened, no one is safe.
Carnage and chaos unfold around me.
Loyalties are tested. Truths start to unravel.

When everything I know teeters on the verge of going up in flames, the only girl I tried to save, may end up saving me.

Blue 

Old soul.
Selfless.
Unusually stable.

I was the good girl, the one who saw beauty in people.

When the devil marked me everything changed.
The world I’ve been chained to is merciless and cruel.
I was ready to leave it all behind, but then he found me again.
He needed saving, I needed a reminder of who I was.

Nothing could prepare me for what came next.

Heathens is book 4 in the bestselling Badlands series. This is a complete story with no cliffhanger, however, books 1-3 must be read prior. 

 

 

Heathens (Badlands Book 4)

Heathens by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Heathens was the much-anticipated conclusion to this particular chapter of the series.
Bringing forth some much-needed closure to this current generation of savages: but leaving the stage fully prepared for the next offerings of degenerates: this current casts fledgeling feral offspring.
I am so entirely grateful that this is not my final foray into the dark decadent depths of the badlands.
And I am very much looking forward to continuing on with this new set of individuals next year.
That teaser at the end of “Heathens” looked so bloody delicious: I for one will definitely be on board for the upcoming journey.
So here we get to catch back up with the gang after the events in the previous instalment.
This time around we are focusing our attention on Cobra and Blue and for me as much as I did enjoy this there was something slightly missing; not enough of a something to stop my overall enjoyment here that was a given: I mean we are back in the bloody badlands duh!!!
But “Heathens” for me, when held up against its predecessors was like the little brother of the bunch and didn’t pack the full punch that the rest of the family themselves actually delivered.
There were a few things here that bothered me: For one the Katya thing really bugged me.
I would have prefered that Cobra had stayed away from her like completely.
I felt like Blue got a bit of a raw deal and was almost shoved aside originally for Katya: Not cool a-tall Cobra.
“Heathens” did some backpedalling fully explaining the actions behind Cobras faulty reasonings: for me, these excuses didn’t really wash and I felt he got off extremely lightly.
I also couldn’t quite work out the deal with Katya because of discrepancies in her behaviour was she loyal to Blue or not.
I mean at the end of book three she went postal when Blue was taken but later shes pretty much MEH about the whole thing: this did confuse me slightly.
I also felt that Blue was much too forgiving and Cobra to loyal to his brothers over all else.
I couldn’t see Grim or Romero sitting on their arses instead of being pro-active: Blue was literally handed back on a platter to Cobra no major effort on his part which sucked hairy balls.
Blue herself was also too nice a character for the Badlands: I would have liked her to make Cobra do some major sucking up and grovelling.
I also wasn’t happy with how the baby storyline played out.
And finally, the ending for me also seemed slightly rushed and was a bit anti-climatic in nature.
Look this was a mixed bag: but was still a solid four Star read and one that despite my moanings I still did enjoy very much.
I know it may look overwise considering my above peeves but this is still a fantastic imaginative read. Natalie Bennett for me is an auto-buy and a four-star read out of her depraved mind is still a solid offering that I am ever so happy to recommend.
So It just wasn’t a complete full sweep: which is the norm for me here with this series.
But No mind: It was, as usual, a decadent, depraved romp through a brutal badlands whereas its everything wrong that makes this just so fantastically right.
Expect all the usual visual delights that you’ve come to expect from a Natalie Bennett novel: this instalment certainly delivers on them in spades.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Heathens” (Badlands #4) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Young-Adult

/ Book Review / Deviation (The Sophisticates #1) / Christine Manzari /

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🍁BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-9th August 2013
Genre-Young Adult
Kindle Edition-430 Pages

Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom. 

Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control. 

When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus. 

Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?

Deviation (The Sophisticates, #1)

Deviation by Christine Manzari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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So “Deviation” is the first book in the Sophisticates series: A first for me with this particular author and also one that pleasantly surprised me in as such that it really managed to capture and retain my attention throughout.
This is a YA novel, but don’t let that put you off as this has so much to offer any age reader and I am seriously glad I gave this a go myself.
So the concept behind this novel was ever so intriguing a program of superhuman genetically engineered children called Sophisticates.
These special individuals are raised and housed by the government and their future use is for the purpose of national security and a deterrent to terrorism and global threats.
They are essentially the property of the government and as such there freedoms and life is limited.
This first book follows Cleo: a sophisticate with a little something extra.
After Cleo starts exhibiting strange abilities she is shipped out of her academic university and into the military designation of sophisticates to retrain.
As she settles down into her new role Cleo has to get to grips with a completely new hierarchy.
Mean girls, new relationships and also Ozzy who seems to wants to be more than just friends.
So this was a great read that I really did enjoy.
I also really liked the fact that this didn’t take itself to seriously: that although we were dealing with some major issues here that essentially at its heart the individuals portrayed here were still teenagers with all the usual teenage angst and normal mundane issues this generation seem to experience.
You know what I mean boys, popularity whose taking who to the dance.
But also if you read between the lines this also had a more sinister message to impart: one that essentially is telling the story of an almost slave-like existence where all life decisions are being made by someone higher up on the chain.
When you dissect the bones here it’s almost chilling these adolescents even have trackers implanted to show their actual location at all times.
So I have been reading a few examples from this particular genre lately and got to say this has been my favourite for a while: I will even be continuing on here as I really want to know what’s next in store for Cleo, Ozzy and the rest of the gang.
So If you’re looking for a good YA read then I am happy to recommend this one to you: it really managed to capture my imagination an excellent solid read.
Thank you to the Author and NetGalley for providing me with a review copy of “Deviation” (The Sophisticates, #1) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / The Wolf King’s Bride (Fate of Imperium, #1) / C.A. Worley /

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Release Date-10th September 2018
Genre-Fantasy Romance
Kindle Edition-277 Pages

When Kellan, Wolf King of the North, meets his fated mate, she is only a child. He immediately brokers a betrothal and, on the day after her 20th birthday, whisks her away to his castle in the Northland. Kellan is elated, believing he has everything he has ever wanted. His new wife, Nora, doesn’t quite share the same sentiment.

Before Kellan has time to court her, Nora is attacked. An ancient brotherhood refuses to allow an heir of one kingdom onto the throne of another. All four factions in the land of Imperium appear to be involved in a surreptitious struggle for power … while Nora hides a few secrets of her own.

***The Wolf King’s Bride is the first book in the Fate of Imperium Series. Each book is the story of a different king and his fated mate. While the three books do not have to be read in order, it is highly recommended.

 

The Wolf King's Bride (Fate of Imperium, #1)

The Wolf King’s Bride by C.A. Worley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I have never read anything by this particular before but as this sounded so intriguing on paper I decided to take a chance and have a stab at it.
I am always a trifle nervous when trying on a new writer for size what with the whole will we be a fit and am I going to like this; especially when I also have to also write a review at the end of my experience.
I am extremely happy to report that I loved “The Wolf Kings Bride” like a whole lot and I will definitely be sticking around to read the next instalment in this fascinating new fantasy series.
So, this is a stand-alone love story with an extremely heartfelt HEA.
Each book in this series is cleverly interwoven to feature at its centre a different couple but all threads are connected together to form a much larger overall picture.
Here in this first instalment, we are introduced to this exciting new paranormal fantasy world and we get to learn about the separate powerful factions that together make up the lands of Imperium.
Elementals, Wolves, Demons and vampires.
In “The Wolf Kings Bride” the story itself centres on Kellan Wolf King Of The North and his fated mate Nora; the daughter to Kind Edward king of the Elementals.
Almost instantly here I was invested in the larger picture.
Fabulous centre characters combined with romance, intrigue and action make this such an incredibly easy read to lose and immerse yourself in.
This story played out against such a rich creative backdrop assisting in the overall ambience almost transporting me away to a whole new dimension.
This in itself really helped to set the scene so splendidly here.
This has so much to offer in terms of content and I was so invested here that I managed to read this book in one complete sitting.
I adored Kellan; if I’m honest he was my favourite, he had just the right amount of adorability crossed with his Alpha tendencies and I was hooked line and sinker on his brash bashfulness.
Nora for the most part I liked; she did have some slight annoyances to her nature that bugged me at times but I overlooked this slightly as I really did devour everything else about this story.
She eventually did see the light and overcome this so all was good in the end.
I also really liked where we left things here and can’t wait to see what direction this series will take us next.
I believe next up we have Nora’s sister Eden and the Heartless King (King of the vampires) I really can’t wait.
This one gets a wholehearted seal of approval from moi, Ive been reading a lot of dark stories lately and it made such a delicious change to just kick back and feel the love for once and this is one tale that delivers on that softer emotion in spades but while still also managing to fulfil fully on all else.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “The Wolf King’s Bride (Fate of Imperium, #1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ Arc Book Review / Lying To You / Amanda Reynolds /

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❄️ARC BOOK REVIEW❄️

Release Date-26th July 2018
Publisher-Wildfire
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-368 Pages

 

Following on from her eBook bestseller Close To Me, Amanda Reynolds is back with Lying To You, another gripping psychological drama. Perfect for fans of The Husband’s Secret and I Let You Go.

You’d know if you were lying to yourself, wouldn’t you?

When Jess Tidy was Mark Winter’s student, she made an accusation that ultimately saw him sentenced to three years in prison. A jury found him guilty, but he always maintained his innocence. Now, Jess’s mother’s death has brought her back to the village where she grew up, and where Mark still lives with his wife. And the truth about that night ten years ago which nearly destroyed them both is finally going to come out.

A gripping drama with dark twists and turns, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and the BBC series Doctor Foster.

 

 

Lying To You

Lying To You by Amanda Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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“Lying To You” is my second book by this particular author and out of the two, this was hands down my favourite.
This was a jam-packed read and though relatively slow building in nature, it still managed to tantalise my taste buds with its constant teasers and tidbits it so expertly dangled in front of my eyes.
Slowly drip feeding until a much more lucid picture is formed turning everything you think you know completely on its head.
The story follows Jess Tidy as she returns home after her mother’s recent death.
Back to the small hometown, she grew up in and also fled ten years previous.
Back where the events of the past have a way of catching up with the present and though ten years have gone by peoples memories and prejudices are still running rife through this small community.
So the story ping-pongs between Jess and the wife of Mark Winters.
The wife who has nothing but contempt and hatred for the girl who in her opinion toppled her perfect life like a set of dominoes.
It was just so interesting to see this story unfold from two different angles giving such a unique perspective and with no idea who the real victims are here besides the obvious: I was kept on my toes throughout second guessing everything till that final reveal.
This was brilliantly done with just the correct amount of information to whet my appetite whilst still withholding the rest of the picture.
I also really liked the finale: a job well done.
I whizzed through this so fast and have no issues recommending this enjoyable piece of well-written fiction.
Thank you to the Publisher, Author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Lying To You” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews

/ Arc Book Review / The Chateau (The Original Sinners #9) / Tiffany Reisz /

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Release Date-5th June 2018
Genre-Erotic Fiction
Kindle Edition-286 Pages

As the Jack-of-All-Wicked-Trades for a secretive French military intelligence agency, 24-year-old Lieutenant Kingsley Boissonneault has done it all—spied, lied, and killed under orders. But his latest assignment is quite out of the ordinary. His commanding officer’s nephew has disappeared inside a sex cult, and Kingsley has been tasked with bringing him home to safety.

The cult’s holy book is Story of O, the infamous French novel of extreme sado-masochism. Their château is a looking-glass world where women reign and men are their willing slaves. Or are they willing? It’s Kingsley’s mission to find out.

Once inside the château, however, Kingsley quickly falls under the erotic spell cast by the enigmatic Madame, a woman of wisdom, power, and beauty. She offers Kingsley the one thing he’s always wanted. But the price? Giving up forever the only person he’s ever loved.

The Chateau is a new standalone Original Sinners novel from international bestseller Tiffany Reisz, author of The Siren and The Lucky Ones. 

 

 

The Chateau (The Original Sinners, #9)

The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I didn’t originally realise that this was part of a larger series: no matter this was still an enjoyable endeavour surprisingly more humorous in its execution than erotic which surprised me as I was expecting the opposite.
My rating reflects the fact that I haven’t read the rest of the series so was somewhat uninvested here.
If you are a regular consumer of this series I imagine the opposite would apply.
Though technically this can be read as a standalone: all the components are there: in my opinion, this would be better served read as part as the series especially since you will already then be invested in the outcome here.
This is a partial backstory of 24-year-old Lieutenant Kingsley and his adventures concerning The aforenamed Chateau.
It’s fun flirty and sexy: A well-written foray into a world of taboo practices and free expression.
I enjoyed this very much but it didn’t really set me on fire probably because as I mentioned earlier I read this as a solo offering.
Still, it was enjoyable and well written so for that reason this gets a thumbs up from me.
Thank you to the Author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Do Not Disturb” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Reviews, Romance

/ Arc Book Review / No Tomorrow / Carian Cole /

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Release Date-18th September 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition

 

** I suggest reading blind if you want all the feels! **

The people we love are thieves.
They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.
They steal our sanity.
And we let them.
Over and over and over again.

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They say you never forget your first time. 
Mine was with a homeless musician who effed my brains out under a bridge. 

He was my first love. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head. 

He broke all my rules.
He also broke my heart.

I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar.
But I was never a fan; just a girl in love.

Like a tornado, he spiralled, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

But love conquers all, right? It has to. Because here I stand, ravaged and ruined, needing it to be true. 

You can’t go back, but I want to. Back to the bridge. Back to when he sang only for me. Before he was famous. Before he shattered my heart. 

I thought I knew everything about him.
But I could not have been more wrong.

He promised me every tomorrow. And here I am, waiting. 
And hoping. 
Again.

 

No Tomorrow

No Tomorrow by Carian Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I don’t even know where to start with this review; my heads in a complete spin analyzing and thinking on the events that have transpired so vividly before my very eyes but one thing I do no from the bottom of my very soul that this for me was probably, in my opinion, the most real and raw story that Carian Cole has ever narrated.
I have read a lot from this author and every book I have ever opened of hers has touched me in some way, shape or form “No Tomorrow” was for me the pinnacle of all these other reads and though I usually stay the hell away from anything to angsty I am so glad I took a chance on this as I felt that melancholy enchantment so starkly experiencing it down to the depths of my very soul.
I honestly think this is one journey that just needs to be experienced in all its messy unapologetic glory.
Going in blind here is probably the best thing you can do.
Just living this pilgrimage of discovery right alongside Blue and Piper, feeling the intensity of sentiment and pure instinct as everything is amplified in this personal expedition of self-worth.
So, This is not a traditional love story it is anything but, what we have here is a stark portrayal of obsession and need.
Messy and sometimes selfish the road to happiness here is paved with heartache and tears.
There no goodies and baddies in this it just is what it is.
A bleak blunt spiral into absolute despair aided along in its ever-forward momentum by a lifelong battle with addiction and mental illness.
I smiled and cried and also felt the depths of despondency right alongside Blue and piper
I was in awe of pipers ability and capacity for caring and forgiveness she was such a strong warrior with the strength and resilience of a woman just in love with her man.
I have to say through my own personal experience with mental illness and addiction that this author was so spot on in her portrayal of the downward spiral and also the mindset of someone dealing with such day to day demons.
Demons that not only affect the individual but also the whole unit of friends and family especially a romantic partner.
That’s what I liked about this the most, there was no unrealistic love cures all this was a process that never goes away but can with time, attention and care be lived with and managed.
It was such a raw honest narrative that I truly appreciated.
And though I felt my heart in my mouth throughout I was also glued to every poignant magical word expressed here so powerfully.
Such an arresting expressive dialogue with a wonderful multi-faceted cast.
And I absolutely adored that epilogue; If I could give this more stars than five I so would, this is a story that’s going to live within my heart for a very long time to come indeed.
Please do yourself a favour and read.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “No Tomorrow” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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