Riddick by Kathy Coopmans ~Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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riddick_frontcover_loresShe told me Heaven would knock on my door one day.
That I would be swept away from the hell I lived in.
She was right about one thing and so wrong about the other.
Heaven came in the form of an angel just like she said.
Beautiful.
Perfect.
An angel.
And then.
My life became hell.
She disappeared. Vanished.
I left. Went to war. Killed. All for her.
Every face was the man who took her.
Every dream filled with her.
For twelve years I existed in hell. Breathed in the fires from down below.
Until her, the woman on the beach outside of my home.
Captivating.
Enchanting.
Mesmerizing.
It couldn’t be my Cora, my angel, my heaven on earth.
She was dead.
Wasn’t she?

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Panty Scorching – 3.5
Angst – 3.5
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Storyline – 4
Value – 4
Overall – 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I have to say I really enjoyed this book….it was a real quick read, got to the point, had plenty of drama and angst and a great love story wrapped up in some (not enough in my opinion)hot sex scenes.

Riddick and Cora are young lovers….but in a tragic way. Their story starts out when they are teenagers and through a course of some violent times, they each think the other is dead. There is so much more to what happens and by who and why but I don’t want to give any spoilers.

Fast forward to the present and their paths cross again. Needless to say they are both in shock (Riddick more) and as they piece their pasts together they come to find out there is still danger lurking.

This book really had it all for me…a hot alpha male, a sad love story, angst, sex scenes and drama. Not only was this a fast paced book that held my attention and had a great ending…there are other characters that I am sure will be getting there own books and I look forward to reading those as well.
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Excerpt

Jesse’s threats should make me want to shut my mouth; they don’t. I’ll make all the noise in the world to find out why I feel like I’m being dragged to my death. Oh God, please tell me they do not know!

Without warning, Cutter grips me by my hair, yanking me out of my spot in the corner. My backside is landing on the rough gravel with a solid thud. The sharp stones are penetrating through the flesh on my back. I scream out in agony as this man bores his fingers into my cheeks, digging into my skin enough to draw blood with his fingernails penetrating through my flesh. They’re going to kill me.

“You’re finally getting a chance to get out of here. If you fuck this up, I’ll kill him. Do you get me?” What? I ignore his comment about leaving here. That rolling in my stomach starts to turn, spinning out of control until it crashes into my chest, making it hard for me to breathe. I know exactly whom he’s referring to, and the thought makes me want him to stick his dick in my mouth so I can bite the repulsive little thing off. He’s talking about Riddick. Cutter nods my head for me using his greased, stained hands, his fingernails so dirty I gag at the sight. Those hands that make me cringe every time they touch me leave my face and go right back to my hair, where he pulls me behind him across the lot while I stifle my cries of pain. Not from the gravel clawing and embedding into my skin. From the words he spits out like it’s an everyday occurrence to threaten me with the only thing that can plunder my soul. This is the first time he’s physically hurt me, which makes me realize that whatever I’m here for is the worst kind of bad.

My life is not my own anymore. It belongs to my brother, and I’m a nut job because of it. I live inside my own head, talk to myself, pretend like I’m carrying on a conversation with the one person I want with me all the time. Riddick. I stare at walls for hours upon hours of the day and night, daydreaming of a better life on the ocean, where I can roam freely. Feel the wind swaying in with the tide, my hair blowing back away from my face as I breathe in the salty air. These conscious fantasies are a young woman’s fairy tale we all wish to come true. Riddick knows how much living on the ocean means to me. He is going to kill them for thinking they can put their slimy hands on me. This will be the end to the street fighting gang war my brother seems to think he’s the king of. People stay clear of Jesse Barrick for a reason. He’s maniacal crazy. Certifiably teetering on the edge of insanity. And whatever his reasons are for mistreating me have crazed him out to the point where I’m tumbling over the edge first.

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After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
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Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins ~Release Blitz

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Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins

Released: December 8, 2016

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No matter how cruel it’s been in the past, I’ve never been able to flip fate the bird. I’m a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away.

 

I don’t. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I’m a goner. The owner didn’t give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, explicit poetry—it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.

 

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I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from…

 

My journal is the one place I can be myself—as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.

 

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Intended For Bristol by L.P. Dover ~Release Blitz w/ Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: Intended for Bristol
Series: Second Chances #9 (Standalone)
Author: L.P. Dover
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 6, 2016

 

 

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L. P. Dover’s tantalizing Second Chances series scores once again as the Carolina Cougars’ infamous bad boy takes a shot at seducing a driven career woman who’s supposed to be out of bounds.Trying to live down his very public indiscretions, Carolina Cougars kicker Jaxon Reed feels like the most hated man in the NFL. Fans and teammates alike treat him with the disrespect he figures he deserves. Unfortunately for them, Jaxon’s no easy target. As payback, he sets his sights on the quarterback’s sister: a sultry brunette who’s curvy, confident, and sexy as hell. But what begins as a revenge fling turns into so much more—a lesson in humanity, and in love.Bristol Thomas doesn’t have time for games, especially those played by her brother’s Neanderthal teammates. A talented interior designer with lofty goals, she doesn’t know the first thing about football, or Jaxon—except that he’s exactly the type of man she usually avoids. But when his deep laugh and deeper kisses break through her walls, she becomes the target of a fan who’s obsessed with Jaxon. Now she needs to know that Jaxon has her back . . . because he already has her heart.

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“Hey,” I squealed, waving my hand in the air. I was so happy my brother would finally get to meet Jack.

He walked toward me with a smile, but when he caught sight of Jack, that smile turned into an all-out heated glare. “What the fuck are you doing here?” he growled, quickening his pace.

Jack froze and gripped my arm, grumbling, “Shit,” before pulling me around to face him. “Bristol, listen to me. This isn’t how I wanted you to find out.”

Everything was happening so fast, I didn’t know what to think. “Find out what?” I asked desperately.

Before he could reply, Ryan ripped me out of Jack’s hold and pushed him away. Jaw tense, Jack was ready to fight, but I couldn’t let that happen. “Ryan, stop!” I shouted, digging my nails in his shoulder.

Jerking his head around, he glared straight at me. “Do you even know who this cocksucker is? He’s playing you to get back at me.”

I threw my hands in the air. “What the hell are you talking about? How do you even know him?”

Jack’s eyes never left mine, the anguish on his face making me sicker by the second. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like what came out of Ryan’s mouth. He scoffed incredulously and spat at Jack. “He’s Jaxon fucking Reed, the asshole on the team I’ve been telling you about. Don’t tell me you didn’t know?”

Jack stepped forward, but then again, that wasn’t his name. It was Jaxon Reed.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

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Darkness Within by Isabel Lucero ~Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title: Darkness Within

Author: Isabel Lucero

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: November 28

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The moment it happens, everything in me changes.

Imagine somebody was able to fit inside of your body. Their arms are the same length as yours. You’re both the same height. Everything is exactly the same. Now imagine that person not being a person at all. That thing inside of you is a shadow. Darkness. A silhouette of you, only living on the inside of your body. It doesn’t have a conscious. It doesn’t have a heart. Nothing within that darkness is remotely human. Its only goal is to take over your body. It fights against your muscles. It tries breaking through the skin. It wants to replace you. That’s what it feels like when the darkness that lives inside me starts trying to get out.

I feel it happening. The pressure builds. My skin prickles. And the only thing that tames it, getting it back to resting peacefully inside me, is to unleash it. I have to let it wreak havoc, and I quite enjoy the mayhem.

Analeigh Price comes into my life and does the one thing I hate; question me about my past. She can pretend she wants to get to know me all she wants, but she’s not ready for the truth. I won’t become a better person for her, because I am who I am. She can’t fix me, because my wounds are unfixable.

You see, I’m not like everybody else. Oh, no. I’m different. My humanity was stripped from me long ago, and those who are responsible are about to be paid a visit. You’ve never heard a story like mine, because I’m unlike anyone you’ve ever met. I’m no hero. I’m the guy you don’t want to piss off, because once the darkness within me is unleashed, it’ll be too late to get away.

What’s my name? It’s Donovan. Donovan James. But the darkness is taking over, and it’s only good at one thing, so I must go.

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Angst 4
Tears 0
Storyline 5
Value 5
Panty Scorching 4.5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Awwwwwww hell! I’m seriously setting here wondering what the fuck I just read. It was without a doubt hot in true Isabel fashion. Twisted? Oh hell yes. Dark? Yep. Delicious? Mmmhmm. All of that dark twisted goodness couldn’t keep me away from this book. Holy hell it was amazing! Isabel I want to live in your mind… it’s my kind of fucked up. And you live where it’s warm… BONUS!

Okay… back to this book. Hot damn! The twist’s turns ups and down’s had me all consumed. I honestly couldn’t figure out where this book was going. Did not even know at first if I would like Donovan. Well guess what??? I fucking loved him. A LOT! He’s dark, broody, sexy, maybe even a little cocky. BUT he can back it up.

I’m not going to spill the beans about this book. I’m just gonna say read it. Read it ASAP! Isabel is a phenomenal writer and I love her words. When needing a book to escape reality and just get lost… this is definitely one of them. This is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Don’t miss it!!!!
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Excerpt

I narrow my eyes at her. “How old are you?”
“Old enough,” she counters.
“I don’t like that answer,” I say, settling back into my truck, ready to drive off.
“Wait, wait,” she says, putting her hand on the window frame. “If you’re gonna be a baby about it, geez. If I’m at college, I’m clearly at least eighteen. Which is legal, by the way.”
“Eighteen is too young. Legal or not.”
“Well, lucky for you, I’m not eighteen. I’m twenty. I’ll be twenty-one next month.”
“Hmm,” I murmur. “Good for you.”
“And you?” she asks, leaning in closer through the window with a flirtatious smile gracing her lips.
“Twenty-four.”
“See. That’s perfect! We can have fun together.”
“Don’t you have somewhere to be?” I ask. “You were flying across the street like the cops were after you.”
She laughs. “Well, if they were, wouldn’t you want to help me escape them? We’ve been in the road for five minutes. They could be coming any minute now,” she says, playfully widening her eyes in a panic.
“I don’t need to be an accessory to anything, so no, I wouldn’t help.”
“You’re no fun,” she says with a pout.
“I told you.”
“Come on,” she whines. “Take me somewhere.” She leans in and I find myself leaning closer to her. Her brown eyes watch mine, waiting for me to object, but I don’t. I feel her lips touch my neck, but barely. She’s just brushing them against my skin, and then she whispers into my ear. “Take me somewhere and you can take me however you like.” Her voice drops to a husky whisper and my cock responds. She licks and kisses my neck, her free hand running across my stomach and towards my jeans. “Don’t make me beg,” she breathes into my ear. Her hand cups my cock through my jeans, and she moans.
“Get in,” I growl.
She hurries around to the passenger side and climbs in, throwing her book and messenger bag to the floor board before scooting next to me. I drive off, needing to find somewhere to pull over, because I’m not taking her to my house, and I don’t feel like looking for a hotel room right now. Whatever we do will be in my truck, but I don’t think she’ll mind since she’s unbuttoning my jeans.
“I want to taste you,” she says seductively. “Can I?” she asks, unzipping my zipper like she already knows I’m not going to stop her.
I lift up, helping her pull my jeans down a little, and then she sticks her hand inside of my boxer-briefs, pulling my hard cock out through the slit in the front. She strokes it a few times, before lying across the seat and putting the tip in her mouth.
“Fuck,” I groan, trying to concentrate on driving and getting us to a spot where I can park and not be disturbed.
“Mmm,” she moans around me, taking me deeper.
I pass a for sale sign and turn off onto a side street, hoping to find the empty house. When I do, I pull into the driveway and cut off the engine, hoping the neighbors don’t look out their windows and get suspicious.
She releases my cock from her grip and sits up to start pulling her clothes off. First she removes the black V-neck shirt and then shimmies out of her tight, blue jeans and white panties. I slide over, away from the steering wheel, and remove my shoes, jeans, and underwear as fast as possible.
“I don’t have a condom,” I manage to say as she begins to climb onto my lap.
She reaches down to her bag and pulls a shiny square of foil out, holding it up with a grin on her face.
“You have everything you need in there?” I ask, lifting a brow as she rips it open and pulls the colored condom out.
“Mmhhmm,” she murmurs, placing it on my head and rolling it down over my shaft. I groan and throw my head back as she strokes me.

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Isabel Lucero is a multi-genre bestselling author, penning the romantic suspense novel The Secrets That We Keep, the erotic romance books Living in Sin, Unforgivable Sin, and Sins & Mistrust; books one, two, and three in The Escort Series, the crime drama WAR, the contemporary romance novel titled Resurrecting Phoenix, and a forbidden contemporary romance titled Think Again.

She was born in a small town in New Mexico and was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. She’s been married for twelve years to the love of her life and Jr. High School sweetheart. Together they have two of the best and most beautiful kids in the world.

She currently lives overseas and is constantly coming up with new book ideas, so keep an eye open for new stories coming your way. Isabel loves connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on her personal website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Worth Fighting For by Kirsty Mosley ~Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

worth-fighting-for-bannerTitle: WORTH FIGHTING FOR
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Series: Fighting To Be Free, #2
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Forever
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moseley_worthfightingfor_trWattpad sensation Kirsty Moseley brings us the sequel to FIGHTING TO BE FREE.

Sometimes in life you have to walk away . . .

Leaving Jamie Cole was the hardest thing Ellie Pearce ever had to do. Somehow, she moved on. She made a new life in a new city with a new man. So when a family tragedy calls Ellie back home, she believes all her old feelings for Jamie—the hunger, the heat, the heartbreak-are safely behind her. But the second she lays eyes on him, the intensity of their connection is as strong as ever.

Sometimes you stay and fight . . .

Jamie knows pain. He’s felt it fighting in the streets, and he felt it fighting to survive in prison. Yet nothing he’s experienced has been as painful as the day Ellie left—until the moment she came back. This time Jamie is determined to hold on to Ellie forever. But as much as she still loves him, she can’t ignore the dark world he’s now a part of. Jamie has enemies. Dangerous ones. And after seeing Jamie with Ellie, they know exactly how to take him out . . .

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Reviewed by Christina

OMG what a difference THREE YEARS can make! So Fighting To Be Free (book one) ended with a cliffhanger, and boy was I waiting for this book to come! I figured Worth Fighting For would pick up where Free left off but I was soooo wrong. It picks up three years later and both main characters have grown and changed so much, I loved it.

Their lives took them in different paths I didn’t see coming. Ellie living in London and Jamie and his surprising life change. BUT Ellie has come back to town for a heart breaking reason that I’m not going to disclose. When Jamie and Ellie see each other for the first time in three years the underlying sparks are still there, but the hurt and heartbreak is still there as well. They have lots of obstacles to overcome, not mention the new LOVE in Ellie’s life!!!

Gah this book for me lived up to the first. I loved the story told and still loved the characters. This series one that I recommend to all the mature young adult and new adult readers, they hit all the right spots for me.
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“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, said that in some poem in the 1800s. In my opinion, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was full of shit.

Maybe Lord Tennyson had never truly loved someone; maybe he’d never cared for someone else more than he cared for himself, because if he had, if he’d loved someone so deeply he’d been willing to die for them, how could he have written such a horseshit line? I’m merely speculating, of course. I’m no academic, so I know nothing about the guy other than that one quote. So how then, you may ask, does my opinion so vehemently disagree with his?

Because I was in love once.

Only once.

And I lost her.

And I would give any fucking thing in the world to have never loved her at all. No, it most definitely is not better to have loved and lost..

Fuck love. And fuck Lord Tennyson.

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kirsty-moseley-credit-trish-thompson-photographyKirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader with stories brewing in her head. Once she discovered Wattpad, she finally posted a story. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel, The Boy who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, which later became a finalists for the 2012 Goodreads’ Choice Awards. Kirsty lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.

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Womanizer by Katy Evans ~Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review

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Release Date: December 5th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full length standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.

You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.

But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.

Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.

The chemistry was amazing.

The laughs were incredible.

I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.

But sex was as far as I’d go.

Just sex because he was too irresistible.

Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.

Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.

He wasn’t the One.

He was just a womanizer.

But for a time, he would be mine.

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As always the moment a Katy Evan’s book appears on my kindle I can kiss goodbye any sort of productivity until I finish the book. Katy Evans books-her words-her stories are my drug of choice. The way that Katy writes her stories provides her readers with such detail they can’t help but feel like they are right there with the characters. I, personally, can’t help but fall in love with every character she writes.

Womanizer (Manwhore#4) finally gives us the story of Callan and Olivia! Callan is the last man standing-he is the ultimate womanizer. As his two best friends fell victim to love Callan was the last man standing who pretty much never looked for anything more than a one night stand. Why would he when he is so busy running his many businesses? It isn’t until an intern asks him for a hit of his cigarette when Callan finds himself intrigued in this intern who hold nothing back. Olivia is about to embark on a three month internship at her brother’s best friend’s company. She is here to prove to herself and everyone who didn’t give her a chance that she has what it takes to be a successful business woman. Little does she know that within these three months she will be falling hard for the one person who she has been warned against. The one person who everyone has told her to stay away from, the very person who everyone told her would leave her heartbroken… her brother’s best friend and her boss-Callan. From first meeting, the chemistry between the two is off the charts. I swear there were some scenes where I felt I needed to ask Callan for a smoke! Along with undeniable chemistry Callan and Olivia also have this compatibility that neither one of them expected. They each believe that what is between them can be “just sex” but when true feelings start to materialize it becomes crystal clear that someone’s heart may be broken.

This book was AMAZING!!! Seriously I already want to go back and read this book again. Callan is the ultimate womanizer and I wish I could have my try at grabbing his heart. Despite being a womanizer he was a down to heart great guy **SWOON**. I loved that despite the instant chemistry between Livvy and Callan they formed a genuine friendship which I believe is the bases for any successful relationship. I also loved that we were given quick glimpses of the characters in the other books! This book has it all-you will not be upset you one-clicked this book. Also-can we just have a moment for how HOT this cover is!!!! Wow! Katy knocked it out of the park with this book and cover. I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve for this series!
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Free Falling by GL Chapple ~Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

Title: Free Falling
Author: GL Chapple
Genre: Romance

 

 

 

 

Maddie

Love shouldn’t hurt. 

Love should make your heart soar – not break it apart 

Love should make you feel safe – not broken and vulnerable. 

I don’t want to feel like this anymore. 

 

Marcus

Anger shouldn’t be all-consuming. 

Anger at her for leaving me 

Anger at her for showing for me that life could be more – and making me crave it. 

I don’t want to feel like this anymore. 

 

Two damaged people, free-falling through life. 

Two friends. Two choices. Two questions. 

If you’re unable to save yourself, can you really help anyone else? 

Can happy-ever-afters exist if you no longer believe in fairy tales?

 

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Reviewed by Stephanie

Free Falling is the third book in the Fighting Free series by GL Chapple and although some characters appeared in the previous two books this can be read as a stand-alone. I didn’t realize until after I read the book that it was the third in the series and I didn’t feel lost at all. This was a good story, with characters that kept me interested from start to finish. Though it did touch on some heavier subjects I thought it was a pretty light and quick read.

In this story we meet Marcus who is a mess after losing the women he loves in a tragic accident. Not knowing the best way to deal with the gravity of the loss he spends his time drowning his sorrows in a bottle and bed hopping with random women. He didn’t have the best role models for a relationship growing up and was sort of jaded so he was struggling to come to terms with everything that happened.

“ I should have told you every single day how much you meant to me.”

Maddie is best friends with Marcus’s sister and when she needs a place to crash after splitting with her controlling and verbally abusive boyfriend she finds herself taking up residence in the spare room at Marcus’s house. The two inadvertently spend some time together and wind up becoming good friends. It’s really cute how they text each other random nonsense throughout the book. I liked how their relationship developed at a slow pace, they didn’t rush into things.

“ You make me feel alive. You make me want more. You make me want to try.”

It gets a little bumpy when Maddie’s ex comes back and she starts to question where she truly belongs and if what she thinks she feels for Marcus is real. Marcus cares for Maddie but because of his past he is afraid and is struggling with what to do. So he does what he thinks he has to and gives her the space she needs to figure out what she wants but will she come back and give them a chance or will she stay? This is the story of two broken people who are trying their best to find love and happiness, and I was rooting the whole story that they would find it with each other.

“You made me believe in fairy tales again and I get to live my own every single day.”

stephanie

 

Friends told me how sorry they were – but it wasn’t their fault. They told me I needed to move on – as if it were that fucking easy, and I could just pick up and carry on. They apologised for my loss – as if I’d misplaced an item of value, instead of the person that had helped hold me together, all the broken, messed-up pieces of me…It devalued her and everything that we had, and I hated that they could make such stupid, thoughtless and ridiculous statements. I knew they cared and I knew they were concerned, but it took all my willpower not to punch them and tell them to fuck off and leave me alone. I couldn’t give them what they wanted from me. I didn’t want to talk. I didn’t want to feel…

 

 

 

 

GL Chapple is a welsh author that strongly believes she was born in the wrong country. She lives for hot, sunny days (of which there are never enough in her country of birth and residence!) Despite this, she can often be found at the beach with her husband and two young children. She has always loved to read and write and promised herself, one day, she would have a book bearing her name on her shelf. She will read almost any genre and despite her belief that the kindle ranks in the top ten of inventions, she still loves cuddling up with a paperback. She writes what she loves to read about: stories with heart, humour and heat.