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Title: That Guy
Author: Belle Brooks
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: August 8, 2018

A modern way of finding love. One deserted island of luxury. Two people. Three out cards. And a whole lot of possibilities.
Melinda takes the advice of her best friend, Chris. She signs up to a new dating service that pairs you statistically to the one you’re supposed to love. Finding it — love that is — using the more conventional methods, has not been a successful venture for Mindy, and with her biological clock ticking, she uses a more desperate method and takes the plunge into a possible happily ever after.
The thing is, when she boards the boat to a secret location, she doesn’t realise the man waiting for her is someone she’s previously met.
Chance encounters occur more frequently than we realise. Being blind to them is part of a bustling world. But, being faced with them can lead to a hilarious three weeks between two opposites who might just attract.
That Guy

That Guy by Belle Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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OMG this book was bloody hilarious; I laughed till I had to cross my legs and run to the loo (you’ll get this if you have kids like me)
My other half thought I was losing the plot and kept giving me concerned glances with the strange noises that were coming from my corner of the lounge.
I can honestly say it’s been a while since ive found a story so bloody funny.
“That Guy” should seriously come with a disclaimer; beware danger of serious injury through laughter.
Ive previously read this author’s “Game Of Life Series” which I adored by the way.
This was so different and definitely shows this author’s complete diversity as she switched genres so seamlessly and I enjoyed this just as much as past reads despite them being so different.
This is the story of Melinda and Arlie and the trials and tribulations they traversed on their journey to coupledom; It wasn’t smooth or completely rock free but it was certainly honest and unique.
I also want to put out there how much I adored Mindy’s bestie, Chris.
In my opinion, everyone needs a Chris and for me, he really stole the show; he was the man.
This was a fabulously funny romp that I generally appreciated; loved it so much.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “That Guy” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own give this a go You’ll be laughing till you cry.

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“OMG this book was bloody hilarious; I laughed till I had to cross my legs and run to the loo (you’ll get this if you have kids like me) My other half thought I was losing the plot and kept giving me concerned glances with the strange noises that were coming from my corner of the lounge.” – Beckie Bookworm


“This book is every bit as entertaining as every other review is going to tell you, and I highly recommend this as a must read! You just have to, you won’t be sorry. 5 wet myself laughing Stars.” – Marnie


“‘THAT GUY’ gets a phenomenal 5* from me. I really cannot recommend this highly enough. I do know that if you are a fan of RomComs or Ms. Brooks .. this book needs to be read for the full effect.” – Trish Brown

Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.



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/ ARC BOOK REVIEW / Bought By The Badman (Russian Bratva #10) / Hayley Faiman / REVIEW TOUR /

Title: Bought by the Badman
Series: Russian Bratva Series
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 21, 2018

Aidan O’Neil was once an Irish Prince, next in line to his father’s throne. He grew up to despise what his father stood for. After all, he helped bring the Irish king to his knees. His devotions now lie with the newly formed union between his Irish mob and the Russian Bratva. 

An arrangement meant only to release physical tension, turns into so much more—it turns into everything. When a broken prince meets his match in a broken princess, their bond cannot be denied. 

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to Language, Violence, and Sexual Content.

Bought by the Badman (Russian Bratva #10)

Bought by the Badman by Hayley Faiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-21/5/18

So I really enjoyed “Bought By The Badman” and this being a new author for me I wasn’t sure quite what to expect.
Well, it was a really positive experience folks and I raced through this story not stopping till I was at the very end.
It was a definite one-sitter read for me.
So first; this is part of a series; number #10 I think, but let me tell you that doesn’t matter a tall.
This can, and I did read this as a stand-alone; I had no issues following along with the storyline either.
This was told in Dual POV; my favourite and also had the added bonus of coming with many diverse and interesting side characters; some not very nice ones either.
This is a mafia romance and the (H) here Aiden O’Neil is head of his Irish family.
Father of four and recently single.
The (h) Giovanna Ross is an Italian mafia bastard; A princess in blood only and a pawn used for her father’s whims.
Vanna is basically her father’s currency who he uses quite liberally as collateral when and if needed.
So this isn’t your conventional romance and has some very dark undertones of abuse.
Some of the scenes between Aiden and Giovanna border on the uncomfortable side of the spectrum; just so you’re aware of this.
Myself, I’m pretty much down for anything; this is fiction after all and I think it does add a slightly more believable angle to the proceedings here.
Aiden being the head of his criminal family is hardly likely to be all rainbows and roses now, is he?
Despite Aidens profession and faults, I found his most redeeming quality was just how much he adored his children.
Even going as far as to originally go against convention when His wife betrays him.
And I do believe he did this mainly because of his children.
There is a lot of Aiden to dislike; but also so much to embrace.
This is the mafia and as such the rules are so different; expectations are so warped against this volatile playground; the reality so atypical from the usual norm.
Vanna’s journey from being her father’s property to Aiden’s treasure was a road paved in ruin but also in new hope.
Vanna’s past has shaped the woman she has become and as such, she is the perfect foil for her Irish prince.
In reality, she is the perfect mob wife; accepting of all things, knowing when to keep quiet and when to wade in.
Her previous profession’s training is actually a plus here as the behaviour of how to act is already ingrained to the core within Vanna; who’d of thought aye?
So this had so many twists and turns and was a fantastic read.
It was a fabulous story and I’m looking forward to backtracking to read previous titles in this addictive series.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Bought by the Badman (Russian Bratva #10)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / Filthy Gods (American Gods 0.5) / R Scarlett / Review Tour /

Filthy Gods (American Gods 0.5), an all-new Sexy Romance by R. Scarlett is AVAILABLE NOW!!

Prelude in the American Gods series.

Young. Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them.

And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them.

As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.

The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other.

Deadly opponents, deadlier minds.

I’d sworn I’d never give him the upper hand, until…

The secret I’ve been hiding for the last three years?

He just discovered it…and now he has all the power.

Filthy Gods (American Gods, #0.5)

Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-6/5/18

“Filthy Gods” By R Scarlett was a very enjoyable New-Adult romance that ticked all my boxes.
It was an easy read told from Juliette’s POV and tell the story of Nathaniel and Juliette when they happen to collide one summer when on break from Yale where they both attend school.
So, Juliette takes a job as a maid at a prestigious old school country club for the summer.
unbeknown to herself Nathaniel’s Mother is her new boss and after discovering Juliette working at his family’s business Nathaniel offers Juliette an arrangement; he will keep her financial situation a secret but in return, he wants them both to explore the attraction further that currently sizzles between them both.
Setting in motion a summer of sneaking around and discovery between our two young lovers from opposite backgrounds.
So despite the blurb here I found this one to be quite low angst; this seemed to have more of a rom-com vibe to it than the blurb here actually suggests.
The enemy feeling here is very shortlived; especially as I get the impression it was more one-sided.
“Filthy Gods” gave the overall effect that it was Juliette with the main beef and Nathaniel was frankly a tad oblivious in my opinion to the whole thing.
He actually saw Juliette as a fantastic debate opponent and liked the fire she directed his way.
There was no animosity from his direction at all.
And that heat is not just kept to the classroom as both Juliette and Nathaniel proceed all summer to dial up the heat here by a few hundred notches.
This has very few secondary characters; mainly just relying on our main duo to hook and keep its reader.
And they do manage to do a fantastic job of that all by themselves; no aide needed here.
Despite being somewhat predictable in places I still found “Filthy Gods” to be such a positive reading experience.
I consumed this in one sitting and am happy to recommend this fun sexy story to my fellow romance readers.
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/ARC Book Review / Tacet a Mortuis (Whispers from the Dead) (The Elite King’s Club #3) / Amo Jones / Review Tour/

Tacet a Mortuis, the third installment in Amo Jones’s Romantic Suspense Elite Kings Series is AVAILABLE NOW!


Hail to the king, and watch him reign, this game was somewhat fun, until the finale came…

Now we’re here, with carnage and despair, and the only questions left to answer, are the ones that do not appear…

A king loses a war, and a swan sheds her wings, chaos collides with peace, as the crows begin to sing…

Enter if you dare, because I swear the end is near, but nothing is as it seems, and everything is so bare.

So what the f*ck is going on at Riverside,

I think, I think… everyone is about to die….

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-14/5/18

“Tacet A Mortuis” What can I say about this mind-altering piece of fiction.
I actually felt like I had entered an alternate reality here; so great was my confusion at times.
But despite this, I still loved this book like so so much.
I felt like I had been waiting for this story and answers for like absolute forever.
So my first item on the agenda was to re-skim book two “The Broken Puppet” to reacquaint myself on the whole silver Swan enigma.
Then being in the right head space I dived in, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.
And boy it didn’t take long before I was back there immersed in this confusing tale of obscurity and lifelong secrets.
A mystery shrouded in aeons of tradition where the Kings are the pivotal players and every move is a calculated risk.
And at the very centre of all this confusion is our “Silver Swan” Madison Montgomery.
And where in previous books I have given her a bit of a free pass in regards to her sometimes immaturity; here I really just wanted to totally lamp her arse.
Her behaviour at the beginning of this book was abysmal.
The fallout from what Madi perceives as a betrayal from Bishop was harsh man and really didn’t catalogue Madi in a very good light at all.
I found myself totally switching from Team Madi to Team Bishop; so great was my disgust at her immature actions.
it’s just a bloody good job she does manage to redeem herself at a later date; that’s the only thing that saved her from my steaming wrath.
So book three is actually told in a slightly different fashion than previous instalments.
Instead of just Madison’s POV this time we are treated to the inner sanctum of what is Bishop’s cold calculating psyche.
And as an added bonus; an occasional cameo from Madi’s twin bro Daemon.
And this I found really added an extra layer to proceedings; giving us a much more in-depth and sympathetic profile of Bishop the man and what ultimately makes him tick.
You get to see such a different side to Bishop here; more loving and protective overall but still a complete bad-ass to outsiders or anyone he perceives as a threat to his girl.
And after the initial fallout from book two the dynamic established between Madi and Bishop is the best to date.
Maybe because we are getting a much more rounded perspective of them both.
We do get some of the questions that have been rattling around our heads finally answered here; thank god.
But in true Amo Jones style, we are still not let in on the whole entire picture.
There is still so much more to discover and yippee another book to boot.
Was so stoked to discover that titbit.
I’m just hoping we stay with Bishop and Madi.
Please god, more Bishop especially; I beg of you.
“Tacet A Mortuis” is as usual with this series; red hot in the sexual department.
And I’ll say it again; where were these gods of sexual prowess when I was a girl.
Mmm, nope not seeing any; move along.
But suspending disbelief slightly; Bishop and Madi really spark flames here with there combustible energy and sizzling chemistry.
setting the pages on fire with there antics.
Bucket of water needed, please.
There was also a great supporting cast to compliment the A team; all really well developed.
Some old faces and some new players.
And as I said earlier some closure.
But damn it I was hoping for all the answers here and I’m still left somewhat confused.
Oh well onwards and upwards.
So despite me wanting to drop-kick madison throughout “Tacet A Mortuis” I’m still giving this Five stars.
I ummed and awwed a bit and did consider dropping half a star; just on account of Madi.
I eventually decided against this; I was so hooked and invested in the storyline here that I have to give it its due.
I couldn’t put this down and “tacet A Mortuis” was adhered to my hand throughout this whole experience.
So it’s getting a full house.
I cant recommend this series enough; it’s truly an intriguing read.
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This is no ordinary haunted house.
And Alexis is no ordinary young woman…

Her Legacy by Teresa Crumpton is the thriller suspense fans will LOVE!!!

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Most people inherit money; Alexis inherited Hell…

A house’s thirst for blood and a family secret are revealed when Alexis, a young empathic law student, inherits her family’s long forgotten estate, The Foster House.

When Alexis moves in to The Foster House, she is surrounded by ghosts and a mysterious history. A history that is her legacy. But it’s not just the house she needs to worry about. An evil entity has enlisted the help of an ex-special ops Captain, Brenton Young, to manipulate Alexis’s life for his own dark purposes.

As the FBI, NSA, and local police close in on Brenton Young, Alexis enlists the help of her boss and secret crush, District Attorney, Josh Hampton. Together, can they solve the mysteries of the house and discover what her true legacy really is or will the answers they find lead to more questions & mysteries?

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Teresa Crumpton writes dark supernatural thrillers, along with contemporary romance, poetry and short stories. She started writing when she was young, never thinking one day she’d turn her passion into a career. Teresa’s first novel, Her Legacy, is a haunting ghost story with a little rumored family history within the pages.

Teresa obtained two degrees, Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies, and English Lit, hoping to get into law school. In 2004 she married the man of her dreams. As they moved around the country her dreams changed. She once again went back to school, this time obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and her writing became not only her passion, but also the fulfillment of a promise to her father before he passed.

Teresa grew up in Cincinnati and Dallas/Ft. Worth, making her a hybrid Midwest and southern girl. She has five siblings (all half or step), which always made for a boisterous Christmas while traveling.

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/ Arc Book Review / Across My Heart / Shanna Clayton / Review Tour /

Title: Across My Heart
Series: Dynasty of Murders Book 1
Author: Shanna Clayton
Genre: NA Romantic Suspense

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Everything I know is a lie. 
My name. My family. One huge, tangled web of lies. 
Only one man has the guts to tell me the truth. 
Casper North is everything I’m not. Brave. Wild. Adventurous—with a reputation for living on the edge. My story unravels around the same time I discover he’s stalking me. Or as he calls it, protecting me. Just being near me puts his life at risk, but he stays anyway, exposing me for who I really am.
Who am I?
My real name is Amelia Serra. My family’s legacy is death. One by one, we fall like dominoes. Until eventually, there will be none of us left. 
Guess who’s next in line? That’s right—yours truly.

I can’t save her. 
She’s naïve. Gorgeous. And a Serra. Meaning, she will die. Soon. 
I was never even supposed to meet her. She was just a side job, some extra cash in my pocket, and a favour to her father. Watch her, find out if someone’s after her—that’s all I was told to do. Then she had to go and put herself on the brink of death, forever linking my life with hers.
Now I can’t stay away.
I should get out of her life. Stay unattached. Except I can’t. There’s something about her that draws me in, and I can’t let go. The last time I lost someone, it almost destroyed me. Amelia just might be the girl who buries me for good.

There’s a target on her back, but she’s marking an X across my heart.

Across My Heart

Across My Heart by Shanna Clayton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Release Date-27/4/18

“Across My Heart” by Shanna Clayton really hit that sweet spot for me.
It was such an intensely engrossing read that I found such a great fit for the romantic suspense genre.
I found this to be an excellent beginning to an edge of your seat new series that sucked me straight into the action and intrigue from the second I picked this up.
If I’m being really picky here though, I would say this leans more towards the suspenseful than the romantic and this is the main reason I removed half a star in my rating as I would have really liked a bit more romantic interaction between Casper and Mila themselves.
my other bug-bear was Caspers annoying habit of running off.
On the one hand, I did understand how events had shaped his current psyche.
But on the other, I felt like screaming get a grip man and you are really going to leave her unprotected when a killer’s on the loose, especially considering past events sheesh man that’s so cold and a bit of a DUH!! I’m so stupid moment.


Despite the above, this was a fascinating read that relied more on the emotional than the sexual to connect fully with the reader.
This made a lovely change and we get to know both Mila and Casper on a much deeper level than the usual superficial clap-trap.
I would have maybe liked a bit more action in regards to the killer but I get that this being the first book in a new series is a slow-burn.
Building the fire for future books and as such we are stoking the flames adding kindling rather than throwing on the accelerant.
I am so looking forward to seeing where this will go in terms of storyline and can’t wait for Amelia’s sister’s story in the next instalment.
So this is told from dual POV though we get more from actual Mila than Casper.
“Across My Heart” comes with a great supporting cast that really helps to flesh the story out.
And this is one book that I have no issue recommending.
This was a fabulous read that totally delivered.
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I live and breathe all things books. My romance always includes a little suspense and a little adventure, because without those things, wouldn’t life be boring Fun fact: My mother named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss novel many eons ago. When I’m not writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and spending time with my crazy family. Keep in touch with me through email or social media. I love interacting with readers!