Be My Brayshaw by Meagan Brandy ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review, Read Chapter One & Playlist!

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The highly anticipated BE MY BRAYSHAW by MEAGAN BRANDY is NOW LIVE !!!

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“Cross one, cross all.”

That’s the Brayshaw way.

She should have realized this before sliding into our world with secrets too big to bury.
She didn’t and now the target is on her back.

The day her lies came crashing down, I should have forced her out.
Instead, I locked her in, and with the promise I would never be hers.

I resisted, fought against us.
I caved.

I tasted what became my newfound favorite flavor and fell hard for the little liar.

But then the depth of her treachery reveals itself, and with it a reminder.

Our town is a twisted place, and with truth comes trouble.

In the blink of an eye, my world is split at its core, and I’m faced with an impossible decision, one that leads to a single outcome…


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Steam 4
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Captain…oh my Captain…how I loved how much you love your daughter and how protective you are. This book was oh so maddening at times. Victoria has so many secrets. Secrets that you just want to shake her and pull them all out of her. She’s such a perfect fit in the Brayshaw world but she has to prove herself. Over and over and over again. So much angst and I wanted the juicy truth to come out so fast. But instead we get twist after twist (okay…I do love those hidden gems) and some suspense and danger…what are Brayshaws without danger? This book was an all around another great installment in the Brayshaws’ legacy and I’m bouncing up and down waiting for Royce’s story. He’s such a loose cannon and I can’t wait to see who comes around to give him some grounding and home.

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Asher by Carian Cole ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Playlist & Giveaway!

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Title: Asher
Series: Ashes & Embers #6
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2020


I should have died.

I should have been forgotten.

But I didn’t, and I wasn’t.

Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass front man. A man who loved me every day, in every way, since we first met as teens. We were blessed with a beautiful daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up the charts.

Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all.

Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a big black void where my memories should be.

Used to be.

And I have him—this man with wild hair, tattoos from head to toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies. He’s clearly hopelessly in love with his wife.

I’m told that’s me.

But that wife is gone, and she took everything they once had, leaving me in her place.

A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.

I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly love me? Or will he forever be in love with her, the phantom woman who haunts us both?




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Feels 3.5
Steam 3
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
This book gave me ALL and I mean ALL the feels. Happy, sad, crying, laughing, despair, hope, joy…you freaking name it, it had it. I will be keeping this review short because I don’t want readers to have tooooooo much. It’s best to experience it for yourself and I don’t want to ruin anything.Asher is the front man in a rock band and just by looks is your typical rocker bad boy. But oh, is there so much more to him. He is a devoted and I mean 100% devoted husband, a great dad and great friend. He is head over heels with his wife and only love, Ember. I have never read two characters that embody more perfectly the word “soulmate”. The author makes their love ooze off the page and I felt it in my gut.

Tragedy strikes this amazing couple and Asher is crushed. I mean crushed. He is not the same man and feels like a part of him is lost forever. There is a hole in his heart that he thinks will never be completed. He carries on being the dutiful husband (you will see what I’m talking about) and raises his daughter.

Until one day, years later, a miracle happens and his loving wife is among the land of the living and he feels his heart will explode from happiness. Only that happiness is short lived and it’s one of the most heartbreaking things I have read. *Insert ugly cry here*.

I totally fell in love with Asher. It’s so true about don’t judge a book by its cover. I wanted him to be real and I wanted to immediately marry him! I loved his love for his wife, his marriage and his determination to keep that love going. There is so much more to this awesome book so please go read it!!

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Carian Cole has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame them and win their hearts.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time writing, reading, and vacuuming.



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Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review, Excerpt, Giveaway & Playlist!

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Title: Waiting for the Sun
Duet: Hand Over My Heart Duet #2
Author: Lindsey Iler
Release: November 4, 2019
Genre: NA Romance



I’m unapologetically in love with Nick Kovac.

He can claim to hate me and blame me for everything.

I’ll fight for us both.

He severs the promise he made, leaving me on the hockey rink floor, heartbroken and alone.

It doesn’t take me long to stand with my head held high, while he’s being a coward. Stuck between push and pull, everything we are is in question.

Sometimes the answers are in the stars. Others, it’s where the sun shines that our lives change.

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Feels 4
Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Waiting for the Sun picks up right where the first book left off and everything is just a mess for Nick and Hannah. Right away we are full speed ahead on an emotional roller coaster as these two try and navigate through everything that life is throwing at them. The author didn’t hold back in this story. It’s full of angst, drama, deceit, forgiveness and love. Nick and Hanna’s story will obliterate your heart and have you wondering so many times whether these two even stand a chance.

“Fate. Serendipity. Happenstance. Call it whatever you want. It’s what she and I have always been.”

Nick and Hannah are dealing with the repercussions of so many things that happened since Mia’s death while still trying to deal with her death itself. They are both still grieving and find solace in each other but more people seem against them than for them. I definitely was one of those people that teetered on not understanding how they can betray Mia’s memory like they did so soon after her death. But this story gave us so much in the way of an explanation or rather an understanding with the talks, the constant push and pull, the letter and the heartbreak. The love. These two had a rough road that I wasn’t sure if they were ever going to reach the end and on top of that I had to remind myself several times that they were only teenagers dealing with all of this.

“Sometimes the beauty is in the broken.”

Okay, I loved Hannah even more in the second book but at times I honestly just wanted her to walk away and not come back. She’s loved Nick basically her whole life and I know they are both going through so much but there were points where she gave everything she had and left herself emotionally raw for him and received nothing but a shattered heart in return. This girl loved hard and was all in no matter what. I think that was one of my favorite things about her. I loved Nick and understand that he felt like he was betraying Mia but sometimes the way he treated Hannah drove me insane. All of the back and forth had me wanting to slap him and tell him to wake him the hell up before he loses her. It was definitely a bumpy and broken road for these two but the love was always there. Sometimes you just have to fight harder for it.

“What a life to live, knowing you are never alone amongst the chaos. He’s my person.”

This was a heartbreaking and beautiful end to an amazing duet. So many feels and I just loved these characters and their story. It was a truly emotional read and I had my Kleenex handy as our hearts were broken and bruised several times but there was also hope and love and forgiveness. The author delivered a fantastic duet and I look forward to reading more from her.

“One thing I’m certain of, is our triumphs and failings together will always be celebrated and fixed under the sky. We just have to wait for the sun.”

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“The second part of Nick and Hannah’s story was heartbreaking and raw. With every word you can feel the pain and love bleeding from the pages.” – Autumn, EA Book Blog

“I was on a rollercoaster throughout the whole book. I could not put it down. Nick and Hannah are both so strong and vulnerable and you feel their pain and happiness.” – Taylor, Bookstagrammer @southernbooknerd93

“I thought I knew how emotional this story could get, but there was absolutely no preparing for the gut-wrenching, and choking emotion this book evokes!” – Sarah N., She Who Breathes, Reads

“It’s a push and pull love story that will have you wanting more. Nick and Hannah are the perfect imperfect couple.” – Catherine, Bookstagrammer @Nerd_who_reads

“I got lost in grief, and found in their peace. Iler gave us the only conclusion this couple could have had, and it is completely captivating from beginning to end.” – Kandace, Goodreads Reviewer

“I absolutely loved everything about this duet! I could read it again and again and still ugly cry.” -Ashley, Bookstagrammer @_the_art_of_reading_


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“Can I help you?” Nick says, a sly, devilish grin spread across his face.

“You tell me. You’re the one gawking at me from across the pool.” I bite my lip.

He leans forward, brushing my wet hair behind my ear like he’s done a thousand times before. “I wouldn’t exactly call it gawking.”

“What would you call it then?” I take a step back, giving us distance we clearly need. Together we are like a ticking time bomb. If you get too close, you’ll get caught in the explosion.

“Appreciating.” He stalks forward, forcing me to continue backwards until my head bumps the tiled wall. “Hate and love go hand in hand.”

“You don’t hate me.” I straighten my back, inconveniently pressing my chest right into his. He sucks in a deep hiss, allowing his eyes to roam the tiny gap between our bodies. “If I were to guess, Nick, it’s quite the opposite.” I grab the drawstring on his swim trunks. With one tight tug, there’s no space between us.

“Attraction has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with our downfall.” He bites his plump, bottom lip the moment my finger skims over the sexy V dipping into his shorts. Like a well-oiled machine, when he moves, I shift to accompany him. With his hand on my hip, he grinds into me. “If I could get past the truth, I’d move that bathing suit to the side and bury myself so deep inside you, you’d forget your own damn name, Hannah.”

My lips open. Words flow through my brain, right to the tip of my tongue, but only muffled sounds come out when I try to speak.

“You can play your little games with me. Flaunt your perfect body all over the damn place. Flirt with Williamson, all you want, Hannah. But one thing will always remain the same. While I want you so damn bad, I get to live knowing you want me even more.”

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Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.

She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.

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Practice to Deceive by Olivia Evans ~ Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt, Trailer & Giveaway!

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“Sometimes you find a gem. And Practice to Deceive by this new to me author is one of these rare finds.” ~Konny, Goodreads reviewer



I wasn’t always a bad guy, but betrayal has a way of finding your darkest inner demons. Great friends and family weren’t enough to save me. I wanted revenge. When the opportunity presented itself, I felt justified. That’s karma, right?

Turns out, karma has a way of circling back.

If only I hadn’t been so stupid.

If only I’d known what my deceit would cost me.

It will take a lot of work to unravel the damage I’ve done, but I’ll do it. I’ll do anything to keep from losing her.



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Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

Brennan is overall a really nice guy. He’s got a lot going for him. He is popular on campus. He’s hot and is about to take a huge life step with his long-time college girlfriend. He couldn’t care less that his best friend and family all despise her for reasons they won’t divulge. All that changes one night when two of the people who are supposed to have his back betray him and the shit hits the fan. Brennan is no longer mister nice guy he turns into mister let’s get drunk and screw guy. Along the way he also hatches a plan for revenge and that plan includes the new girl on campus, Skylar.

“It was a simple plan before, just her and the plan. The plan. I’m not sure I even know what the fucking plan is anymore.”

Skylar is the new girl on campus and unbeknownst to her she is the target of Brennan Dixon’s crazy revenge plan. When he starts to show up everywhere she is, she really does try and resist his good looks and charm. Brennan is relentless and she finally gives in. The reader knows this is supposed to be a revenge plan but poor Skylar obviously doesn’t and the lines for Brennan start to blur pretty quickly the closer he gets to sweet Skylar. He fights hard against his growing feeling for her but Skylar is something he just wasn’t prepared for. Soon he will do anything to keep her and the secret of the worst ever revenge plan in history.

“There were a lot of things I didn’t know, things I was unsure about, but one thing I had absolutely no doubt about was that I wanted her. I wanted her now.”

When Brennan was mapping out his revenge plan I was like come on don’t do it, but of course he did. Secrets can’t be kept secret forever and what happens when the truth comes out? Does he stand a chance at keeping the girl who was only supposed to be collateral damage but turned out to be the only one he loves?

“What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air – everything.”

This was my first read by this author and it was an okay read for me. I had a hard time connecting with the characters for most of the book and honestly just thought it went from one extreme to another too quickly. Brennan was hell bent on revenge and then it was all sunshine and roses right away. It just didn’t flow smoothly for me. Just a lot of gaps and I struggled with getting through some chapters. I did like how she wrapped it up and I do look forward to reading more from this author.

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For the next couple of hours, we lay together on her couch watching reruns, wrapped up in each other. We didn’t talk, but we didn’t need to, we’d done enough of that. Even though there was still so much I was keeping from her, a part of me felt lighter, better. Because now I had one less secret, one less thing hanging over my head. I also knew, now more than ever, that if I wanted to be completely free of all the bullshit, I’d have to come clean. She deserved it. The selfish side of me hugged her tighter, like a child with his favorite blanket. What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air…everything.


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Forever My Saint by Monica James ~ 5 Star Review!

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Volume Three
Monica James
Release date: September 19th
Series: All The Pretty Things Trilogy, Volume Three
Genre: Dark Romance
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All hope was lost until Zoey Hennessy walked back into my world, shaking it up beyond repair when she uttered two simple words.

He’s alive.

She speaks of her brother, my Saint, the man who lost everything to set me free.

I believed he was dead. I saw it with my own two eyes. But when Zoey proves he’s alive and being held captive by a monster, I know what I have to do.

It’s time I saved him.

The plan is dangerous, and there are no guarantees I will survive. But if this nightmare has taught me one thing, it’s that I don’t cower in fear. I am a woman hell-bent on getting back the man she loves, and nothing, no one will stand in my way.

However, what I uncover can only be described as hell on earth. The darkness has finally won, and Saint is lost to me forever.

Or so I thought.

Aleksei Popov is anything but a hero, yet in this story—he’s mine. Everything I believed in is about to be turned upside down, and with freedom within my grasp, I wonder how far I will go, and who I will sacrifice in order to set myself free.


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Feels 5
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

What a fucked up dark and twisted ride Monica James took us on with this trilogy! Here I was naively thinking nothing could top book two and I happily stand corrected. Monica James was like wait here while I adjust my crown and show you who rules when it comes to all things that will literally blow your damn mind! With Forever My Saint she cemented herself as forever one of my favorite go to authors. This trilogy was absolutely brilliant!!

“She is the one who brought down a kingdom, and now…it’s her turn to pay.”

Forever My Saint picks up right where Bad Saint left off and even though I could go on and on about the delicious, crazy, intense, dark, emotional roller coaster this was, I am going to try and keep it short. Honestly I thought I was somewhat prepared for this book after reading the first two but I wasn’t prepared or remotely ready for what I got so I don’t want to give anything away.

“Falling in love in the most dire of circumstances shouldn’t have happened, but it did.”

I love Willow. I loved how even though she was dealt this super shitty, fucked up hand she was still good. She had this fire inside of her and she loved hard. Saint…he was just an incredibly broken and beautiful soul. Yes, his hands were bathed in blood from all the sins of his past but he had to make choices, desperate choices for the ones he loved. He loved Willow with all that he is and he would do anything to keep her safe.

“When I think about losing Saint, my entire world crumbles, giving way to perpetual darkness.”

Then there’s my Alek. Yes, mine. A ruthless king brought to his knees by a woman he loved that just happened to love another. I feel like in this book we saw a whole other side of the man so many feared, he was not just the ruthless person we thought. Yes, he is a dangerous, crazy, twisted man but oh, how I loved him. There’s so much more to who Alek is and I for one can’t wait to read his story.

“It’ll be our time, whether in this lifetime or the one after that. I promise.”

This isn’t by any means an easy read. There’s so much violence and darkness but in between all the chaos there’s also this crazy, beautiful love story. I will admit that I know it ended the way it was supposed to…that it really needed to but I selfishly was hoping it ended the way I wanted it to. I loved and hated so many characters in this epic twisted tale but I loved one the most and can’t wait to see more of him. Monica James is a genius and this book was amazing!!

“After everything I’ve endured, I deserve my happily ever after.”

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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