Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ Arc Book Review / The Date / Lousie Jensen /



Release Date-21st June 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-320 Pages

Something bad has happened to Alison Taylor. 

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future.

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her…

The Date

The Date by Louise Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“The Date” was my first book by this particular author and I really did enjoy it.
I was rapt and invested from the very first instance here.
A mystery told from Ali’s and her enemies POV, an enemy who we have no idea; along with Ali the identity of.
So during this, I was glued to the emerging picture with an almost obsessive compulsion.
Watching with a rapt fascination usually reserved for my current favourite TV show.
This was, in my opinion, psychological warfare at its very finest and I can’t recommend “The date” enough, especially if you’re looking for something to compel and confound you all at the same time.
This one’s is a tricky one to describe without giving the whole game away so I’m not going to go into any great detail here.
This story’s blurb really does sell itself, how could you not want to delve deeper and discover more after that intriguing description.
Also using the medical condition Prosopagnosia, which to put it in its more understandable form Face Blindness, was absolute genius.
Adding this unique aspect to “The Date” took this for me to a whole new level.
Such one-off circumstances created a scenario where anything and everything is possible, no matter how remote and improbable that occurrence could actually be.
This also had more twists and turns than a fairground rollercoaster and I changed my mindset on a hairpin frequently with the sheer abundance of red herrings thrown in my path.
These diversions only purpose that I could ascertain was to confuse and muddy the already churning waters I was currently occupying.
The author really has done a remarkable job of weaving her mysterious web here, managing to entangle me within the threads of this tale with her oh so vivid imagination.
This was a fantastic read that’s really a no-brainer for me to recommend; loved everything about it.
Happy to give this one my seal of approval.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “The Date” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Contemporary, Mystery, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Young-Adult

/ ARC Book Review / Watching You / Shannon Greenland /



Release Date-2nd July 2018
Publisher-Entangled Publishing
Genre-N/A Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-305 Pages


Viola’s always been that girl from that family, so a scholarship to a prestigious private school in Florida was supposed to be her ticket out of poverty and into a brand-new life. But Viola’s secrets have followed her. Her relationship with the intelligent and gorgeous Riel should have been the salvation she needed—he understands her troubled past better than anyone. But then weird things start to happen.

Frightening messages.

Missing personal items.

The unsettling feeling that she’s being watched.

Viola’s never been one to give her trust easily, but she’ll need to trust in Riel if she’s going to survive her stalker. Because she’s not fighting for a new life anymore—she’s fighting to stay alive.

Watching You

Watching You by Shannon Greenland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Release Date-2/7/18

“Watching You” by Shannon Greenland was a well-written page-turner of a read.
My first experience with this particular author and pleased to say it was a positive one.
Genre-wise I would place this in the Young Adult/New Adult category.
I’m undecided between the two as there is some mild content near the end the might lean this more towards the New Adult camp.
It’s nothing hard-core and is really rather mild in nature but does stop this short of being a completely clean read.
What I did like about this particular content was how realistically it was portrayed rather refreshing and makes quite the change from the norm.
So moving on slightly; this was romantic suspense set in and around a prestigious boarding school. where our main girl Viola is attending on a scholarship that shes slightly fudged about on the application process to receive.
Here she runs into her new crush the gorgeous and Spanish Reil.
Almost instantly upon meeting Reil, she senses a deeper connection; but there are certain obstacles that seem to be standing in her way of a friendship the most important being the scholarship that Viola has acquired under less than honest circumstances.
There are so many parallels in her life that she can compare with Reil and this understanding and solidarity understandably brings her feeling much closer to her new friend.
So with her goals of school well underway Viola settles into her new academy life but it’s not long before events for her start to take a rather sinister turn.
And with the added complication of mean girls and her well-hidden secrets becoming common knowledge.
Viola is not enjoying her senior year as much as she originally anticipated.
So I really did enjoy this a lot; Yes it was probably more romantic than overall suspenseful and was slightly predictable in some places.
But and here’s the main kicker for me; I couldn’t put this down and for the reason alone this deserves for me its whole five stars.
I actually started reading this at my bedtime with every intention of a couple of chapters and then getting some much-needed shut-eye.
Well, that was a complete wash-out; I ended up reading this all through the night and finished in one sitting, talk about bags under the eyes the next day.
And it was so worth it; “Watching you” in itself is not an overcomplicated story but it did deliver for me that thrilling excitement that I was actually looking for from this.
Managing quite easily to keep my attention throughout.
It has some great characters and so much to recommend itself making it a complete no-brainer in terms of would I recommend this.
And I think its safe to say I definitely would; this is one read that I am happy to give the green light to.
Thank You to the Author and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC copy of “Watching You” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / Anonymous / L.P. Dover /



Release Date-23rd April 2018
Genre-romantic suspense
Kinde Edition-236 Pages

Every person has a story to tell. Some may be sweet with a happily ever after, but there are others that end in tragedy. Mine has yet to be finished.
My name is Elizabeth Kingston and this is where my story begins.
I never thought my life could be so perfect. I have an amazing job owning my own bakery and a wonderful husband who I love and who loves me back. Never once did I have to worry about anything, at least, not until the texts started coming in. They always begin the same way … numbers that spell my nickname when read upside down.
It’s someone from my past, only they won’t to tell me who they are, but that by talking to them, I’ll figure it out. It’s a game I refuse to play. Unfortunately, I’m left with no choice when things begin to take a dangerous turn.
His name is Anonymous and there’s only one thing he wants … ME.




Anonymous by L.P. Dover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-23/4/18

“Anonymous” was such an engrossing read.
This was my first L.P. Dover book and I am pleased to say it was a positive experience for me.
I read this in one sitting as once I started reading “Anonymous”I found it impossible to put down.
I found I really enjoyed the established dynamic portrayed between Ellie and Jake.
It was so refreshing to be on a journey with a long-term married couple who are not afraid to express their feelings towards each other.
I would also really love to read their initial backstory if this author were to write it, as these two had such great overall chemistry between them and this made me want to delve deeper into there overall lives.
So this had twists and turns aplenty and had me on the edge of my seat biting my nails throughout.
And all though I did kind of guess where this was going.
I still enjoyed the journey I took to get there.
And guessing the twist really wasn’t that great a feat as there was a lack of overall secondary characters.
This really helped to narrow the suspect pool down like a lot and from that, it wasn’t that hard to kind of work things out from there.
This is one that I am happy to recommend and despite “Anonymous” being predictable in places it still left quite the impression and certainly packed a punch in regards to its dynamic suspenseful storyline.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Anonymous” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.



Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC-Book Review / The Escort (Nights Series #2) / A.M. Salinger /



Release Date-9th February 2018
Genre-M/M Romance/Suspense
Kindle Edition-124 Pages

He is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. And I will do anything to get him. Even if I have to lie to him — Ethan 

He is a sinful temptation. A guy who loves pushing all my buttons. But I can’t touch him. And I most definitely cannot have him — Joe 

Ethan Skye has had only one goal in mind since the first night he walked into Saron, the most exclusive gay club in Tokyo: to win the heart of Joe Cavendish, its brooding owner and the man he’d fallen in love with at first sight. When Ethan takes a job as a bartender at Saron to get closer to Joe, little does he know that his actions will set him in the sights of an obsessive admirer.

Jaded by his troubled past and with his heart very much guarded, Joe Cavendish has one strict rule in life: never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for Joe, one cocky, sexy bartender seems intent on testing that resolve to its very limits, and Joe finds his patience and his libido increasingly challenged as he fights his growing attraction for his new employee. But after Joe discovers the danger Ethan is in, his possessive instincts compel him to take on the role of Ethan’s personal bodyguard and pretend lover.

Can Joe protect Ethan from his increasingly violent stalker and maintain his own sanity while he gets up close and personal to the alluring young man storming his way inside his numb heart? Will Ethan overcome Joe’s stubbornness and convince the club owner to take a chance on love? Or will the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other threaten their fragile, burgeoning relationship?

Discover Ethan and Joe’s story in this second novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger.

This is a M/M romance with a HEA.

The Escort (Nights Series, #2)The Escort by A.M. Salinger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-9/2/18

The Escort (Nights Series, #2) by A.M. Salinger, God I loved this, I loved the first instalment and adored this second and though this is of bite-size novella size what is packed between its pages in terms of emotion was nothing short of miraculous.
This is the story of Joe Cavendish owner of Saron, the most exclusive gay club in Tokyo and Ethan Skye the whiz kid hotshot head barman who is massively in love with his boss Joe.
Not that Joe will give him the time of day even though he is lusting after Ethan in return.
Joe doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure and is deliberately keeping Ethan at arm’s length, lieing to himself that Ethan doesn’t mean anything to him.
Just another employee.
Until that is that Joe realises Ethan is keeping a massive secret from him he has a stalker.
One that is so obsessed he’s targeting Ethan at work and home.
So Joe steps up to keep Ethan safe by playing boyfriend but it’s not long before lines are blurred and libidos are raised like a hundred degrees.
Fanning myself here folks seriously.

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So this was all sorts of hot hot hot.
I can’t express how much I adored Joe and Ethan.
They practically set the page alight with there chemistry.
Talk about human combustion these two are the real deal.
I loved how protective and Alpha Joe was over Ethan and Ethan himself loved it, lapping up Joe’s dominance and care.
In return, Ethan was a bundle of sweet boyish charm and snarky humour.
They were so perfect together, in terms of there love vibe, I was practically humming along with them both.
And as an added bonus we get a glimpse of Gabe and Cam again, so can’t wait to reconnect with these boys again in “Tokyo Heat”.
So this had a bit of everything Love, intensity, suspense and a dash of humour too.
A Fabulous series that I can’t recommend enough.
I received an ARC of “The Escort” (Nights Series, #2) from the Author’s of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.

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Contemporary, Dark, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

❄️ARC-Book Review❄️Monsters❄️by Melissa Jane❄️



Release Date-9th February 2018
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition

Theirs was a secret they’d kill to protect.

Three cracks of thunder. Three reasons to run and hide.

When the lightning illuminated the night, I saw their bloodied faces. They were no longer the boys from next door. As quick as the storm rolled over the neighbourhood, a crime of passion was committed, Lucas and Mason Carter dangerously altering the course of all our lives.

Ten years later, on my twenty-sixth birthday, when detectives come digging for information on a cold case, I find myself once again unwillingly tangled in the spider’s web.
I hold information on a heinous crime. I have become the number one target. More specific, I have become Mason Carter’s obsession.

While one brother seeks to destroy me, I have to believe the love I share for the other could somehow save us all.
When running proves futile, I’m left with a choice. Reveal the deadly truth, or dare to take on the monsters lurking in the dark.

MonstersMonsters by Melissa Jane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-9/2/18

Monsters by Melissa Jane was a fantastic edge of your seat read.
I was going blind with this as I have never read anything by this particular author before.
So Originally I wasn’t quite sure where this was going to go in terms of plot.
but it quickly became apparent that there was never going to be a dull moment with this and I was in a constant state of fright at the turn of events throughout.
It was like one of those scary movies where you cant look, but try to catch a glimpse from behind the cushion your hiding behind.

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With this book, we catch up with Gemma, ten years after she witnessed her neighbours one stormy night doing something that she is not quite sure of.
The next day was the last time she saw her best friend Lucas and his monster of a brother Mason who before leaving threatens her life if she breathes a word to anyone.
So detectives are digging into a cold case and as such bring a certain old dangerous nemesis back into her life.
As events quickly escalate it becomes quite apparent that Gemma life is in danger as Mason ramps up the fear.
How long has he been lurking in the shadows watching, her own personal stalker.
So that’s basically the main gist.
Monsters is told in present time and also a series of flashbacks, so you gradually get the full picture.
Its a tale of love, obsession and danger that is oh so easy to get lost in.
I couldn’t put this down and stayed up late into the night to finish.
Through Gemma memories, we very quickly feel like we know Mason and Lucas Carter intimately.
And as events intensified I was biting my nails so great were my nerves.
So the ending here I was happy with and though Monsters was a tad predictable in places I was still suitably shocked with where this went.
I feel events of the past have a big part to play in the unravelling of a certain individuals psyche.
So Yeh great read this folks.
I was provided with an ARC of “Monsters” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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☘ ARC-Book Review ☘ Night Shift (Nightshade Series #2) ☘ by Carey Decevito ☘



Release Date-9th January 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Publisher-Emberlust Press
Kindle Edition-231 Pages

A serial killer…
A past that haunts no matter how much the distance…
Which one will strike first?

Eighteen deaths over eight years has left Shane Peters itching to find his mark. The death that started it all ensured his obsession with the murderer who had turned his life into a living hell, leaving him to raise a newborn daughter on his own.

Starting over wasn’t the easiest thing, but Emberlyn Roth had managed by shear grit and the skin of her teeth. It’s too bad one can’t outrun their past.

A protector of the wronged, Shane is torn between his duty as a detective for the Jacksonville PD and a quest to find himself some peace. Red tape binds his capabilities and moonlighting as an investigator for Nightshade Securities has him feeling stretched thin. Late nights on the streets and his sense of duty keeps him from being the father he wants to be. Throw onto his already rickety house of cards, an attraction to the mysterious Emberlyn, the lead he’s got on the murderer he’s been hunting for nearly a decade, and threats his woman is receiving by an unsavory character from her past, and he’s seriously tempted to take Dalton Kipper’s offer to join his team in a permanent basis.

Rules have a place, but when you’re faced with losing the one that means most to you, lines can become blurred. With the fate of his family’s future hanging in the balance, he’s ready to risk it all.

Night Shift (Nightshade Book 2)Night Shift by Carey Decevito

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Right OMG!!! this book I really can not say enough good things about it.
So my expectations were not very high when I started this, first I don’t read much romantic suspense and second, this author is an unknown for me.
Well, let me tell you Carey Decevito has blown me away with “Night Shift” I couldn’t put this down, Simply stunning.
So on to my review, So this was my first book by the talented Carey Decevito and I would classify Night Shift as belonging to the romantic suspense genre.
The basic gist here is that Shane Peters a cop is on the hunt for a serial killer.
A killer that eight years ago murdered his wife leaving him a grieving widower with a baby daughter.
Ever since the killer has been murdering two women a year lookalikes to Shanes dead wife.
Shane knows its personal and is determined to apprehend the sadistic monster that stole his life.
Over the street to Shane lives Emberlyn a gorgeous sassy blonde with secrets and haunted eyes.
With Shane’s little girl an avid fan of his neighbour, he himself starts to take a keen interest and it’s not long before the two begin to fall, but with both their pasts gunning for them it’s not long before they start to convene into one big clusterfuck.
So that’s the condensed version of this enthralling story.
The story itself has no big twists in regards to plotlines but that really doesn’t matter as this story and the emotion it conveys grab you by the throat instantly.
The main characters themselves are extremely likeable and the love story that slowly emerges is just beautiful in its simplicity.
I don’t usually like dead perfect wife tropes, but it really didn’t bother me with Night Shift maybe because the author manages to convey the intimacy and sentiments between Shane, Emberlyn and the little girl Rosie so perfectly.
I am just in love with this adorable little family.
I’m not really going to delve into the actual plot much as you can read that for yourself.
But I will just say, give this a go, I’m highly confident you won’t be bored.
This story flowed brilliantly with plenty of action and had all the ingredients to keep its reader hooked to the very end.
I was provided with an ARC of Night Shift (Nightshade Book 2) by Carey Decevitoof which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

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