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BOOK REVIEW

Release Date- February 1st 2018 
Genre-Contemporary MC Romance
Kindle Edition-338 pages

Once there was a princess…

Forced to run from her drug-dealing boyfriend, Neve ends up injured and alone in the middle of the Colorado wilderness. She never planned on being rescued by seven bikers and brought to their clubhouse. While the other bikers welcome a female presence, their leader, Charm, is not impressed. As Neve recuperates, she begins to see that there’s much more to this club president than she thought possible. However, while she might’ve run, she can’t stay hidden forever.

This is book one of the Fairest series, but all books are complete standalones.

MY REVIEW

Through the Woods by Shannon Myers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was an MC romance loosely based on the fairytale Snow White and the seven dwarves. This is still a contemporary, not a fantasy this just incorporates some of the fairytale with vague parallels. Neve is left for dead by her drug-dealer boyfriend in the woods. Found by the Scarred Savages MC who she nicknames sleepy, grumpy etc they take her back to there clubhouse and to Charm their President. Neve is a coke addict so even though Charm doesn’t want her there mainly because of his past they detox her. Against his better judgement, he allows her to stay if she cooks and cleans for them and she integrates herself into the club. So this was enjoyable but I have a few issues that spoilt this for me. I sometimes felt peoples reactions here just didn’t make a whole lot of sense especially charm who did give very mixed signals and had a tendency to spit his dummy out when things didn’t go his way. Then there were things like Neves inheritance surely you would know what your parents had left you in there will even if it was in a trust because of your addiction I would think you would still be informed of this by a lawyer. It was just a combination of several picky things that for me started to mount up and let this down. Add in the whole coma thing which I really hated like a lot and I was done.

I did still enjoy this to a point but it had some definite issues for me that spoilt things somewhat.

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ARC REVIEW

Release Date-3rd June 2019
Genre-Dark Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-277 pages

The Devil made him do it.

Every year, hundreds of children disappear in Mallhaven. Hunter Hill is determined to find out why. 

Disturbingly, no one seems to care about the missing children – not even the parents, who often leave town shortly after.

But if Hunter’s to take a seat on the Council of Nine, then he wants to do so in a town free of corruption.

Digging deep into Mallhaven’s festering underbelly will be the only way to find the root of this evil.

And there’s no greater cesspit than the Messianic Church of Solomon.

Hunter knows the Father is involved and he will prove it; all he needs is a little help from his friends.

They won’t help willingly, but he’s ready to persuade them.

Even if it means risking a decade-old friendship… and the love of his life.

The Whipping Girls is a dark erotic romance. May be triggering to some.

MY REVIEW

The Whipping Girls by Logan Fox
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So I raced through the three books in this series and out of all three number two was my favourite followed by the first one and this one bringing up the rear. I will explain my reasons for my slight struggle with this one further on in this review. So first this was well written and the story at the centre here was one that did grab your attention. So in that respect, it was a page-turner. I also liked the fact that you never knew quite where this story direction was heading though I do think the logic here behind some of Hunter’s desitions was at times a bit off. My main issue with this one was I wasn’t a fan of the central characters themselves. In fact, I think I would go as far as to say I downright disliked them at times. Clover’s personality is just so damn aggravating, I felt that her attitude to others needed a major overhaul: I mean the girl was just so rude to everyone and there was just no need and talk about selfish and an all about me persona: the girl should have had it tattoed across her head in bold lettering. I mean there were times I did feel for her distress but then she would open her mouth and say something just plain mean and all sympathy for her would dissipate instantly and Hunter was just as bad: though he wasn’t quite as outwardly volatile as Clover he had some serious wrong wiring going on and whatever his end game you don’t treat your friends and the woman you profess to adore this way. I actually wanted to brain the psycho to knock some sense into his head: all the way through this his actions just defied logic and all sense. He was like an island in regard to his schemes and with his almost godlike (I need to save all whatever the cost) he was a difficult one to get a handle on. He was also back to playing games that only he knows the actual rules to. Another thing that bothered me as well is that Hunter seemed to have had a personality transplant It was like he was a whole different character in each book that or he was just a serious chameleon. I also struggled to feel the connection here, In book two Hunter and MJ’s link shone through and I felt that what he had with Clover seemed just a pale imitation I just wasn’t feeling it despite both their words to the contrary. Now Kane more than made up for this as he was my favourite character from book two and also this one and I adored how connected he was to Ziggy/Zee and how much he had her back. Their unconventional relationship was just so lovely, the way he just took care of her and loved her irregardless, he had zero expectations, just wanted her to be happy. I also had a big issue with a key event that happened quite early on in this and this just soured the whole experience for me slightly. I still was for the most part invested in the outcome and onboard here. The endgame here also seems not to be the finale, there is obviously another book in the works. This does manage to wrap things up mostly and answers lingering questions but there still is more to come from the way this was left open-ended. I am not sure yet if I am invested enough to want to continue, I haven’t decided yet. On an end note, I absolutely adored that glimpse of Kane and Zee’s life we are given at the finish. That was my favourite scene of this whole book, I was like finally, the poor girl catches a break. So this had dark themes and frequent drug use throughout which if that is not your thing or bother’s you at all then this one is definitely not for you. The darkness of this narrative is what initially drew me here and in that respect, this had more than enough to satisfy me. This had both pluses and minuses from my corner and as I said earlier it was a page-turner and well written on that I can not fault this. My rating here mainly reflects my issues themselves with Clover and Hunter and some of the story direction.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of The Whipping Girls (Blood for Blood #3).

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BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-February 26th 2019
Genre-Romantic Suspense/Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-337 pages

Her addiction is his obsession.

After a steamy night with the billionaire founder of her rehab institute, city slicker Clover Vos expects a gourmet breakfast in bed.

Instead, she finds herself naked in an overgrown forest, an unwilling participant in a twisted game.

All she has to do is follow the rules. If she wins, she’ll be free.

But Clover’s never been one to bow to authority, even with her life at stake.

Red Riding Hood meets Alice in Wonderland in this darkly twisted psychological thriller.

MY REVIEW

The Hunter’s Game by Logan Fox
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Hard one to review this: I am invested but I did struggle somewhat with these characters extreme personalities. Both their mood-swings were intense almost at times giving me bloody whiplash especially Clover she blew hot and cold constantly throughout. This also got slightly confusing at times but the further we went here the more clarity seemed to be offered up: Almost like a veil being slowly lifted from my eyes. What this did have going for it in spades is its pure uniqueness this one definitely stood out from the crowd in terms of content. So this is the first in the series had a riveting central storyline and was told from dual POV alternating chapters. The sex was super hot very much a power struggle with both Hunter and Clover fighting for dominance, it really was fierce. This was also extremely limited in secondary characters it was all about the dynamic between Clover and Hunter and their onward journey. So character-wise Hunter originally came across as arrogant and detached with an inflated sense of self-importance: He lives for his work all else gets pushed aside. What he is doing to Clover is entirely criminal but he does believe the ends justify the means and he feels that he is ultimately saving her life. It also becomes apparent that Hunter’s past is far from pretty or conventional either. Clover is rebellious, sticking the middle finger up to all authority her behaviour was fascinating as she didn’t react to anything how you would expect her to, shes all hard edges and bad attitude and at times is her own worst enemy. Her constant conflict could sometimes get a tad annoying it was like all the time. So when Hunter actually stalks his prey through the forest this had an eerie ominous undertone to it that gave me chills. I could almost imagine a presence of darkness along with Clover encroaching slowly from the surrounding vegetation. Watching and waiting for a weakness, ready to spring at the slightest opening in her defences; I had actual shivers. Also, the contrasts here light and dark, gentle and fierce this book was all about the contrast. There was also something else here that made an appearance The father and that creepy ass church, now what is all that about? Seriously confounded and intrigued me pulling me in but then equally repelling me. Do I actually want to know?

This story left me with so many questions, ones that I will hopefully discover in book 2 and with the arrival of Kane and a mute Ziggy hopefully all will be revealed.

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ARC BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-25th February 2019
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-400 Pages

Homer Carnegie. Admit it—you know my name. Your kid’s got my e-trading card. Your husband sits up straighter when I stroll onto the TV screen. He knows I’m going to crack the bat and save the day. Even your grandma’s jonesing for my autograph. But women my age? They’re the worst. Or would that be the best?

It’s not my fault they line up at the door. They catch my balls all right, two at a time sometimes, or even three. Believe me, everybody wins.

At least they did—until the video. I heard TMZ paid a million for a bird’s eye view of Homer on his A-game. The only folks who didn’t watch with eager eyes? Red Sox management. They want me benched, or worse, shipped off to rehab.

It’s a long story, what happens next. How I end up on a boat, bound for the world’s most remote island: Tristan da Cunha. Just a speck of dust in the Atlantic.

Except my heart is there. I don’t know that when I step onto the boat. I don’t know a lot of things. What I’ll covet…

What I’ll lose…

Covet by Ella James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I feel like Ive been waiting for this story like forever and let me tell you it was definitely worth the long wait. This was so much more than what I was expecting and I’m going to try and articulate my thoughts and impressions here without giving anything away so you get to experience this as I did blind. So brief run through here this starts with Finley and her parents and the events that traumatised a little girl of seven on her birthday all those years ago. The conclusion of this event was witnessed by a young Declan on the island with his father and the young boy never forgot the little girl and the look in her eyes as she was finally brought home to safety after her terrible ordeal. Fast-forward a few years and a grown-up Declan needs space, somewhere to recover out of the spotlight and away from his baseball career that at this moment in time is hanging somewhat because of Declan’s enslavement to his personal demons. Declan’s family are patrons to Tristan da Cunha almost becoming honoured guests over the years so this remote island secluded and off the grid is the ideal place for Declan to lie low and recover.

This island I was fascinated to realise is actually a real place and this to me made this all the more of an interesting story to experience.

Enter Finley, prickly and tad oversensitive especially at first in regards to the resident red sox all-star and after the first encounter between these two is such a bust Declan is then playing catch up trying to win Finley around to his corner. Now it’s here that I thought I had Covet’s number: I’m thinking romantic but funny enemies to lovers type scenario with maybe some sinful secrets to impart: but what I got was so much more. Covet deals with some harrowing and realistic scenes of addiction and withdrawal and it doesn’t gloss over this showing everything in all its unapologetic glory. This gave us a window into the repercussions of dependence and its potential aftermaths. We got to see Declan is such a stripped back situation and this really showcased his vulnerabilities and internal shame as Finley got to see maybe unintentionally beneath the persona and outward veneer he usually projects to those around him. I think this is really how she manages to slip and burrow beneath his skin replacing and becoming his new drug of choice. There is just something about Finley that soothes his inner angst calming him slightly and giving him a break from all the external noise he is currently experiencing. I do have a somewhat limited understanding of these battles: not for myself but for a very close family member so I really liked that the author didn’t sugar coat this heavy topic: Covet basically hangs it all out openly to dry and I think this was what made this such a great story for me. the scenes here were vividly intense and seemed to me, wholly authentic: they added a depth of feeling and emotion to the overall narrative that I was not actually expecting pushing this up to a whole new level of brilliance. I felt so emotionally connected to both Finley and Declan and loved the slow burn pace that this took. That first carnal scene between them was so hot and heavy that I could feel the sensual heat it projected, scorching me down to my very toes so great was the heat factor here: in fact, when this took off the intensity here was fiercely consuming. There was so much here to recommend this twists and secrets from both sides that emerge out into the open, adventure and hardship it really was one hell of a read that I really recommend highly. It was a long read but one I enjoyed immensely and read in one complete sitting. Covet definitely gets my seal of approval. I voluntary reviewed a copy of Covet (Sinful Secrets, #3).

All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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ARC BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-10th January 2019
Publisher-Penguin UK
Genre-Police Mystery
Kindle Edition-400 Pages

On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and the youngest of the group—Aurora Jackson—is delighted to be allowed to tag along. The evening starts like any other—they drink, they dance, they fight, they kiss. Some of them slip off into the woods in pairs, others are left jealous and heartbroken. But by morning, Aurora has disappeared. Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep. An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found.

Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, as a young cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers—including Aurora—personally, even before taking part in the search. Now he’s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. Sheens’s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead, and all of them profoundly changed forever.

She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘She Lies in wait’ Is a police procedure mystery: the first in the series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens. It explores the cold case of thirty years missing school girl Aurora Jackson who vanished back in 1983 while camping out with her sister and school friends. So this one is rather close to home for Jonah as though he is not close friends and slightly older than the suspects he did attend school with them all back in the day. When human remains are found not far from the original campsite that of course turn out to be our missing schoolgirl this cold case is now once again thrust into the current spotlight and DCI Jonah Sheens is determined to crack the case wide and with a very narrow pool of suspects to choose from the net here is certainly poised to catch a killer. Told in a then and now timeframe this jumps seamlessly from past to present weaving a web of intrigue and mystery. Told from multiple POV’s the then is mainly our victim’s job to narrate and residing in Aurora’s head I really did feel incredibly close to her and even felt that I got to know and understand her mindset and temperament slightly. It also made me feel so incredibly sad as I also had a window into her eventual tragic fate at the hands of her unknown assailant. It assisted me in seeing her as a flesh and blood person: an individual not just as a murder victim. The now I found to be mostly DCI Jonah Sheens and DC Hanson: There was also one instance each of all six potential murderer’s thoughts which was a nice touch as it helped to showcase each character and brought them to the forefront for scrutiny. Conner, Benners, Brett, Coralie, JoJo and Topaz and through briefly each got their own moment in that spotlight: there were also some red herrings thrown in for good measure also. So initially there was an unintentional intricate web of misdirection and conspiracy of silence adopted by the teenagers back in eighty-three. They were scared of getting into trouble as they had been drinking, taking drugs and hooking up with one another because of this, they omitted a lot effectively rewriting the entire script and unintentionally sabotaging the investigation into Aurora’s disappearance. So even though the suspect pool was a tad sparse I still was actually stumped at who our predator could be and even when past collides to meet present I was still in the dark scratching my head in mystification. I am a huge Silent witness and Vera fan and can usually deduce or make an educated guess to who is responsible: here I had nada: if I had to make an overall prediction it would have been a definite stab in the dark from me. The quality of writing here is superb and I was engrossed from start to finish I really enjoyed myself and read this in one sitting. I voluntary reviewed an Arc of She Lies in Wait (DCI Jonah Sheens, #1).

All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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ARC BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-25th December 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-336 Pages

Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle–beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle–who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he’s desperately trying to be.

Then Annabelle disappears.

Sean is sure she’s been kidnapped—he witnessed her being taken first hand—but the police are convinced that Sean himself is at the centre of this crime. And he must admit, his illness has caused him to “lose time” before. What if there’s more to what happened than he’s able to remember?

Though haunted by the fear that it might be better for Annabelle if he never finds her, Sean can’t bring himself to let go of her without a fight. To save her, he’ll have to do more than confront his own demons… He’ll have to let them loose.

Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a fantastic story told completely from Seans POV. Embarking on a journey together and as the story unfolded I felt I really got an insight into what made him tick. There was almost an air of obscurity, intrigue and mystery enveloping the whole narrative and this made for such compulsive reading with some real shockers thrown in along the way. I found myself questioning the hidden motives of every single individual here and as we are almost drip fed the answers this was almost at times like a journey of discovery: a kind of mystery tour with Annabelle the ultimate destination. I was there questioning along with Sean his state of mind as each occurrence happened to further muddy the already murky waters. Who is sending the notes? Is someone messing with Sean and also his meds? If so: who and why? Is sean’s own sense of vulnerability and powerlessness about himself also being a victim as well as a predator feeding his own internal rage? Then there’s his almost co-dependent relationship with his mother and also his obsession with Annabelle herself. This story has so much going on in terms of content and each thread is kind of connected on a much deeper level until a complete visage is eventually formed for the reader. I felt that I forged a connection along the way with Sean himself actually feeling an almost sense of sympathetic familiarity towards him. It was almost like getting to know the monster living in his head and making a sense of peace with it despite its compulsion of ultimate wrongness. There were also such contrasts between Sean and Annabelle: they were so different in terms of upbringing but also had such similarities that you could see why they ultimately gravitated towards each other. I also must confess to being slightly shocked at the blatant racism and intolerance portrayed here: such injustices I know exist but as it is something I have no hands-on experience with I found it sickening to behold. So I liked where this eventually took us and though I did guess some twists other reveals were complete surprises. My only criticism of this story Is that I thought the ending here was slightly abrupt but that’s actually it. This is a story that captured my imagination almost instantly and once this journey started there was no getting off this train until final destination was reached: a fabulous read that I recommend highly. I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Hunting Annabelle.

All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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ARC BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-30th October 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-278 Pages

Trigger 

Tess was under the Devil’s watch while I suffered behind bars with my demons…

The ace in my pocket brings power, and the temptation to flip overwhelms me.

I’m playing chicken with the reaper, and it’s only feeding his thirst.

The smell of blood is a drug. It fuels me. Consumes me.

I am lost.

Tess 

The Devil stole me, but I refuse to belong to someone else.

I’m a fighter.

I will do whatever it takes to get back to my family.

Treachery and betrayal surround us.

The only way out is to turn the greatest loss into the greatest victory.

Unleashed by J.L. Drake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So ive been mulling this one over for a few days before I put pen to paper. Unleashed the final book in the Devils Reach series is one I have been waiting with bated breath for especially with how we left things previously and the identity of the mole finally revealed and as I would expect this was excellently written full of the usual twists and turns with murder and mayhem throughout. This particular series definitely doesn’t pull its punches in regards to its content with gives a very realistic flavour to the whole story. I reread both Trigger and Demons to prepare for this as I wanted to experience the whole tale as a full entire narrative and I do think this really helped me in terms of my enjoyment of unleashed. So my issue of why I was ping-ponging in my eventual rating is I didn’t quite enjoy Unleashed as much as its predecessor’s. This had a few things that didn’t quite work for me: well Two mainly I wasn’t a fan of all the OW drama: even if that is all it was unnecessary fluff: I thought we had maybe got to a point where we could cast off all that unwelcome showmanship and just cut to the chase. second Triggers mood here was off the charts: I mean the man was already certifiably psychotic did we need to add an extra element of insanity into the whole equation. But besides them grumbles This is still the darn best MC series I have read and for the reason alone I have to give it its due. So I am going to go with a five on rating as despite my bugbears here: I can’t in all conscience rate it any lower: I just enjoyed the story too much and this is so much better than others of a similar genre ive rated a four. I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Unleashed (Devil’s Reach, #3).

All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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ARC BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-5th November 2018
Genre-Erotic Horror
Kindle Edition-160 Pages

Ma-lig-nant Adjective. 1. Malevolent

2. Very virulent or infectious.

Charm is deceptive. 
We were taken in the middle of the night.

Beauty is deceitful.
They called it an institution for the diseased.

Freedom is an illusion. Our choices were no longer our own. Our bodies became their exclusive property.

Our lives no longer mattered.

Survival is subjective. We’d all done terrible things. We all had demons. We all had secrets.

And the truth would destroy everything.

Devils With Halos by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As usual, this particular author managed to deliver me a story that I really did enjoy: it wasn’t perfect but there was still more pros for me here than cons. I am going to be vague here as I’m not really sure how to adequately describe Devils With Halos the first standalone story in the loosely related Malignant series. But what I can say is this was very much Natalie Bennetts usual style: a story chocked full of misdirects and unapologetic savagery where as usual she wallows in her debauched style of debased Viciousness. This is a celebration of all things brutal and broken and I really did devour every morsel here obsessively inhaling in one complete sitting. What could up my rating here probably a bit of added length and some extra clarification. I felt this finished rather quickly without going into the bigger picture I am hoping this is expanded on in the next instalment to maybe shed some much-needed light. On consideration, I am ever so excited to see where this new series is actually heading. Great start: oh and please be aware this book contains no redeemed anti-heros. What we are dealing with here is positively abhorrent behaviour with dub-con and non-con throughout know your own limits. I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Devils With Halos (Malignant #1).

All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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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.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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 by Carian Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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Release Date-23rd July 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition

Two broken souls, fighting for freedom… 

Victoria. 

When I suddenly found myself in a world of darkness and despair, my only escape was to run. It was the only way I knew how to breathe.
Life had been one big shit storm and I longed to find the rainbow.

But it never came.

Scared.

Alone.

I was fighting for survival and longed to be saved.

Then it happened…

That little piece of hope finally broke through—creating the release I so desperately needed— and gave me a reason for living.

The night I met a stranger in the dark, he consumed me like no other. He gave me hope, and, even though I still felt the need to run, I can’t—not from him.

However, like everything in my life, it all seems too good to be true, because fate isn’t on my side. It never has been.

Lucas. 

I was a man of my word until I made a promise I failed to keep. My world turned grey, my nights even darker, as I suffered in the silence of my own nightmares.

Damaged.

Broken.

I longed for an escape, a distraction from my troubled mind.

Then it happened…

Little did I know that distraction would come with long, raven-black hair and a smile that took my breath away.

She changed me; she changed everything.

From the very second I held her, I knew her heart was scarred too, and I wanted to do everything within my power to fix her.

A life should be lived without fear and all she ever did was try to escape it. I needed to prevent that. I needed to protect her with every beat of my heart and every breath that I had.

But now I’m not sure if it will be enough.

Saved By You by K.L. Jessop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-23/7/18

Even though we may be broken individually, our hearts as one are stronger than ever. We are each other’s answer.

“Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)” is the first book I have read by this particular author and know part of an ongoing series and third in the Spring Rose Bay series this can totally, in my opinion, be read as a standalone. The story here centres around Victoria and Lucas each with there own set of personal demons they are struggling to overcome. Almost instantly upon meeting; these two lost souls soon discover that they are each other’s safe sanctuary to shelter from the dark demons that plague their inner psyches. Each finding in the other an almost serenity within, a calming from there internal storms if you will. So I did find myself really enjoying this story. Although these two do fall for each other extremely fast it didn’t bother me like it usually does. The insta-feelings seemed to actually fit and with the contrasting internal turmoil being an added contender here it just didn’t feel forced at all. This was told in dual POV and also had the extra bonus of a fantastic side cast of previous characters all interconnected but also able to function independently; so there was no need for previous exposure to this series. Though it probably would add to your overall enjoyment it’s definitely not essential here. I especially adored the inclusion of Tori’s son Charlie. The dynamic between mother and son was so special to behold, he was her original saviour here; compelling her to evolve into a much better version of herself. It was all about Charlie for Victoria she was so much stronger when it came to fighting for her son rather than just herself. Throw Lucas into the mix and well; it was just so lovely to observe the new family dynamic slowly emerging and morphing into another life chapter entirely. I loved the fact that these two were flawed and imperfect and though “Saved by you” was so heartbreakingly poignant at times this also equally made me smile from ear to ear. Lucas humour was contagious and the sex here; hot as Hades itself. These two have some real chemistry together. There is a dash of everything here and it really is an enjoyable read that I’m happy to recommend. A lovely romantic interlude that left me feeling warm and fuzzy overall. Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.

All opinions are entirely my own.

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