Broken Bride by Stella Gray ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review!

BROKEN BRIDE, the first book in the Broken series by Stella Gray is now available!

BROKEN BRIDE (Broken Series #1) by Stella Gray
Release Date: September 7th

Blurb

I was sold to him to settle a debt… but Dante Bellanti never settles.

My father was always a gambling man.

Unfortunately, he never could pick winners.

When the wolves closed in, he chose himself, like always.

He traded his freedom… for mine.

He forced me to marry.

Now Dante Bellanti owns my body.

I’m just another possession for a man who already has too much.

So I won’t let him have my heart.

But you know what they say about gambling.

The house always wins.

And I’m at the mercy of the Bellantis…

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Review

Steam 5
Storyline 4
Feels 2
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Joanna

I am so torn with this story. Let me start off with what I wasn’t crazy about. Francesca AKA Frankie is sold off to a man who is a calculating control freak named Dante Bellanti. He is a mobster and her father owed him a great deal of money. To pay off the debt, he sold his vineyard and daughter Frankie. For me…I have a problem with how she reacted to the news that she was marrying a mobster. She didn’t fight it. She seemed to go along with it quite well. I also was frustrated that the author never really tells you how old Frankie or her two sisters are. We know her younger sister is an older teenager since she’s a senior in high school. But we have no idea how much older Frankie or her older sister are. No idea how old Frankie is when sold to the mobster.

I loved how strong Frankie is and maybe that is why she went along with the marriage. She helps around the Bellanti vineyard. She suggests improvements, but the ANGST between husband and wife is CRAZY. She hates him. She loves him. She doesn’t want him to touch her, but she melts when he touches her. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed reading the story and the new twist at the end leaves you wanting more. Also, when Dante does touch Frankie…OH MY GOODNESS is it HOT! That is fun to read also.

I guess what I am saying is if you like a story with angst and hot fun in the bedroom and over the office desk, this story is for you. Just a few little things that bothered me in it but they may not bother you AT ALL.

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Release Date: November 9th

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About Stella Gray

Stella Gray is an emerging author of contemporary romance. When she is not writing, Stella loves to read, hike, knit and cuddle with her greyhound.

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My Next Play by Carrie Ann Ryan ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

Title: My Next Play
Series: On My Own #3
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2021

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What happens when you fall for your best friend, but they fall in love with someone else? Nothing is what it seems in this unrequited love, new adult romance.

Miles knew Nessa never had eyes for him.  Only when someone new tries to hurt her, he knows he can’t stand back any longer. It’s time she finds out the man he is behind the glasses and beneath the shell he wrapped himself in.

But now he has to hope that once she sees the real him, she’ll stay. Because he doesn’t want to let go, even if someone else tries to make that choice for them both.

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REVIEW

Feels 1
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This book is about Miles and Nessa. I recommend reading the previous books because one leads to the next. I was a little lost on a situation that obviously happened in another book that bled into this one.

Miles and Nessa are really good friends. Under drunken circumstances, these two kiss. Only Nessa is pretending she doesn’t remember and Miles is doing the same. There is a lot of baggage with these two and I loved what a solid force Miles is for Nessa. This is definitely a friend zone to lovers book. Once these two finally give into their feelings for each other, it was so much fun to watch. There are some pretty funny moments as well as some pretty steamy scenes! I will be going back to read previous books and any future ones!

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ABOUT CARRIE ANN RYAN

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.

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Poisoned Paradise by Lucy Smoke ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.25 Star Review!

What if you were in love with someone you could never have? What if they loved you back?

Blurb

𝑾𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘
Six years ago, I made a mistake. The worst mistake I could have ever possibly made. I fell in love with the wrong person and … I told him.

Ryan’s always been with me ever since I can remember. It’s been the two of us—side by side. Through every new beginning, every new ‘family’, and every failure. Is it any wonder that the love I had for him turned into something different—something deeper? Something utterly rotten? And is it any wonder that he hates me for it now?

𝑹𝒚𝒂𝒏
I’m a damaged soul, and she’s the only thing that’s ever held me together. But the one woman I want is the one woman I can never have.

She thinks I hate her for her confession, and maybe a part of me does. What I hate more, though, is that I have to push her away to keep her safe. That I have to pretend like I don’t fucking want her when she’s all I’ve been able to think about for the last six years.

We’re no fucking Romeo and Juliet. We’re much worse than that. A love like ours was doomed from the start.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 4.25
Overall Rating 4.25
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Holy taboo bully romance! I actually enjoyed this dark, forbidden story and my heart was all over the place. Willow is a smart, introverted, slightly confident student. But she has a dark secret that she’s tried to bury deep in her heart. Ryan is cocky, quarterback with a hidden connection with Willow. But he wants nothing to do with her. I loved the push and pull in this book…the crazy teasing, mysterious and not so surprising bullying, undeniable attraction…I couldn’t stop turning the pages. This story is filled with high angst, drama, steam and stalker behavior. All of my favorite dark themes. If you love a naughty taboo romance, look no further because as crazy as the premise is for this dark story, everything pulls together in the end.

About Lucy Smoke

Lucy Smoke, also known as Lucinda Dark for her fantasy works, has a master’s degree in English and is a self-proclaimed creative chihuahua. She enjoys feeding her wanderlust, cover addiction, as well as her face, and truly hopes people will stop giving her bath bombs as gifts. Bath’s get cold too fast and it’s just not as wonderful as the commercials make it out to be when the tub isn’t a jacuzzi.

When she’s not on a never-ending quest to find the perfect milkshake, she lives and works in the southern United States with her beloved fur-baby, Hiro, and her family and friends.


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The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward ~ Release Blitz w/ Two 4 Star Reviews!

Title: The Aristocrat
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2021

BLURB

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

The one that got away. Every girl has one, right?

Mine was a charming, British aristocrat who turned my world upside down one summer.

From the moment I first spotted Leo in the distance through my binoculars, I’d been captivated. I certainly never expected to find a man showering outside of the property across the bay in his birthday suit.

Then I noticed his housemate staring back at me with binoculars of his own—watching me watching Leo.

That made for an interesting conversation starter when I inevitably ran into them.

Turned out, the handsome Brits were only renting that house for the summer in my seaside town.

Leo and I formed an instant connection, even though we were technically opposites by all appearances. I taught him how to dig for clams, and he taught me that not all wealthy and powerful guys are pretentious.

Despite knowing he was totally wrong for me, I couldn’t seem to stay away.

It was a wild and crazy few months. And before I knew it, we’d fallen in love.

We both had one wish: more time together.

But Leo had obligations back home. He lived a life I’d never fit into. And I was going to law school. So, we decided to end it and never look back.

A part of me always felt like I’d let my soulmate walk away.

I believed our story was over.

Until five years later when he sent me a letter that shook me to my core. 

I’d thought my world was turned upside down that first summer?

Well, I knew nothing yet.

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REVIEWS

Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

A nice, slow burn, romantic, limited time together and complicated romance. Parts definitely made me swoon, laugh, tear up and smile. Other parts frustrated me, made me feel conflicting emotions and filled me with worry. I really liked Felicity. Although she was apprehensive and sensible…she also was a smart, charming girl with a good head on her shoulders. She sometimes would take an unexpected leap of faith and I loved that about her. I also adored quite a bit about Leo. He seemed down to earth but respectful of his duties that an aristocrat must fill. Sometimes an impossible task. I found the story entertaining and further in a bit addictive. Even with some unexpected twists that left me unsettled but kept me curious about where we would end up. Life is complex and this book reminded me of that as it kept running through my mind even though I was done reading.

Feels 3
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

This was definitely an interesting read for me. At first I was laughing, then I was sad, then mad, then laughing and happy again. All the emotional rollercoaster rides for this one! Penelope is an amazing storyteller and this one was awesome. I loved the banter and easy going attitude with the characters. I enjoyed that they were real and honest with each other. That was refreshing. No hidden agendas. Definitely a good book.

MEET PENELOPE WARD

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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The Bonds We Break by Becca Steele ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

🖤💀  ℍ𝕆𝕋 ℕ𝔼𝕎 ℝ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼 💀 🖤

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗪𝗲 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗯𝘆 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲!

THE BONDS WE BREAK
By Becca Steele
Release Date: AUG. 27

BOOK BLURB

Fear. Desire. Redemption.

When I was taken…it changed me.

Once, I was the life of the party.

Not anymore.

I told myself that I was okay. I almost believed it, until the day I was forced to face my past and my nightmare came to life.

Now the Four are the only ones I can turn to, and Cassius Drummond has made it his personal mission to help me out.

No matter how much I tell myself that he’s off-limits, the more time we spend together, the more I want him.

Bound by my past, I know I’m no good for him, and I’m nothing more than a convenient distraction while we’re stuck with each other.

It’s going to end in heartbreak.

But every time he smiles at me, I find myself falling a little bit more.

The Bonds We Break is a standalone mature new adult romance, but is best enjoyed after the previous four books in the series.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 4
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Our favorite Four are back and this time it’s all about Cassius and Jessa. Thankfully we still get plenty of all our other favs in this book. I love Cass and have been waiting for his story. I knew there was something special about the ladies man and his signature sexy smirk. And we all remember Jessa DeWitt…the girl you couldn’t help but love to hate. I will admit I was a bit skeptical when I found out Jessa would be the heroine. But somehow the author made it all work.

“I thought I was untouchable, but I was wrong. How easily it all came crashing down.”

Jessa used to be the queen bee of Alstone college. The token mean girl who’d stab you in the front just so she could see the look on your face. We all remember how much of a super bitch she was to Winter when Caiden chose her. I mean, in all fairness, he did use Jessa too. But the Jessa we knew before, the one I loathed, was not the same Jessa we see in this book. Severe trauma reshapes a person and getting kidnapped did that to Jessa. She is just a shell of the person she once was. All of the popularity and everything that came along with it doesn’t matter to her now. She sees things differently and is trying her best to tell herself she is okay. That all changes when the monster from her nightmares becomes an unwelcome reality. She’s scared and automatically turns to the one person she knows can help her, Cassius Drummond.

“Life was good, and I was happy. I was the master of my own fucking destiny. Everything was as it should be. Until it wasn’t.”

Cass and Jessa have a history…a hot and steamy one. One that goes back before Jessa set her sites on Caiden. The reason Jessa was taken is woven around and intertwined with the four so it makes sense she would turn to them. Cass is right there for her. In a way, he feels responsible for her, and I love how protective he is. We see a different side of him in this book too. Always the joker and player…he’s different with Jessa. You could tell something was there between them right away even if there are no strings attached. I also love how even though Jessa was scared, she was still strong. She didn’t let what happened completely break her. The broken parts she willingly let Cass help heal. I really liked how their relationship developed and although the others weren’t too keen on her being there in the beginning, she slowly became part of the group. The friendships and bonds in this series are one of my favorite things about it.

“I wanted more of her. To consume her. Like I said. Completely and utterly fucked.”

This book didn’t have as much drama and suspense as the previous books. It was more centered around Jessa and Cass and how they really saw each other and grew together. There were a lot of super steamy parts and just random quick spots of suspense and drama tossed in the mix. Two people who I never thought would end up together, but it just worked. I love Cass. I wouldn’t say I love Jessa…but I do like her. I really enjoyed this book, but it’s not my favorite of the series so far. It was a little slower paced than the others. I am really, REALLY looking forward to Zayde’s book.

“What did I say? All the best love stories start with an epic blowjob. Mine did.”

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ABOUT BECCA STEELE

Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of M/F and M/M romance. She currently lives in the south of England with her husband, two kids, and a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she’ll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.

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