Hurting You by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman ~ Blog Tour w/ Review

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HURTING YOU by JL Beck & C. Hallman
Release Date: January 17th

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It was such a shame that she was in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

She knew that we would come for her.

We had seen her delicate face that night, hidden in the shadows, and she had seen what we did, her gasp of horror giving her away.

She was perfection, beauty, and oozed goodness but that wasn’t going to save her from us.

No one could ever find out our secret, which meant we needed to get rid of her.

But killing her wasn’t an option and scaring her into silence wasn’t as easy of a feat as we expected. She was strong, resilient , and smart doing whatever she could to evade us.

Thus without even knowing it she turned it into a game, and so we became blood thirty wolves.

Run and we’ll find you. Keep our secret and you might live.

That is until someone else finds out what we did…

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Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Stella had dreams of going to college but that all got sidetracked years ago when due to some unfortunate circumstances she becomes the primary caregiver for her sweet grandma. So instead of going to college and getting all the experiences that come along with that, she splits all her time between taking care of her gram and working long hours for a shitty boss in the kitchen at the prestigious Blackthorn Academy. And just her luck she ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and witnesses Cameron and Easton, two of Blackthorns Elite doing something that there’s no way in hell she should have seen and right away she knows she is in trouble.

“ I sprint through the dark night, hoping and praying that I’m fast enough to get away. Hoping for my life, and for my grandma’s life, that I can survive the night.”

Cameron and Eaton can’t leave a witness and know what they need to do but for some reason they decide to make sort of a deal with the beautiful girl who knows too much. She gets to live if she keeps their secret and in return they own her. It’s game on and these boys are ready to play and make Stella submit to their every command. But will the secret they are all keeping stay hidden or will the game Cameron and Easton are playing with Stella take an unexpected turn?

“They don’t know who he is or what he is capable of.”

I have read the other books in this series and enjoyed them all. I always crave a good bully read. Give me all the dark, gritty and crazy that makes up a good bully romance. I’ll gladly take it. But sadly this book didn’t click for me. I liked the mystery and the whole idea with this story but it felt so rushed and thrown together. It was a quick read but I wanted more of a build up with the whole bully love/hate aspect. I felt like this one just threw a whole bunch of random stuff in the mix really fast and I didn’t like the way it was all played out. I can see where people would enjoy it and I did really like the other books in the series. Cameron was my favorite in this story right from the start. Stella and Easton just didn’t grow on me like I hoped they would. I do look forward to reading more from these two authors and have high hopes for the next book.

“We’re all a little fucked up, and that’s okay because the best people are a little bit broken.”

Stephanie (1)

 

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ABOUT JL Beck

J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe…

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Born and raised in Germany, C. Hallman moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She’s now a stay-at-home-mom to three boys, and happily married to her husband of 13 years. With a love for reading, that love slowly transpired into writing she put fingers to the keyboard and started writing about the dark side of romance.

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Sold to the King by Carmen Falcone ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Giveaway!

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SOLD TO THE KING
by Carmen Falcone
Publication Date: January 20, 2020
Genres: Adult, Entangled: One Handed Reads, Erotic, Romance, Erotica

SYNOPSIS

I’m less than a week away from being crowned king.

To celebrate my last days of freedom, I’m indulging in all kinds of hedonistic activities —including attending the coveted Virgin Auction.

When I see Izzy on stage, I forget where I am. She’s gorgeous. I must have her. At any cost.

Even if only for three weeks.

Even if it can only ever be temporary.

And especially because it’s the last time I can do something for myself and not what’s best for my country.

I’m bound by duty and honor, but for the next few weeks I get to have my American cake and eat her too… one decadent bite at a time.

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REVIEW

Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie

“I’m bound by duty and honor, but for the next few weeks I get to have my American cake and eat her too…one decadent bite at a time.”

Isabela Lima has a plan to go to the kingdom of Gwokon, in Africa to seek out the people responsible for the death of her beloved step-mother so she needs money and fast. So what’s a history teacher on break supposed to do to get it all that money? Why not enter yourself in a virgin auction? I mean it sounds like a good plan, especially when Izzy goes out on stage and can’t take her eyes of the sexy man in the front row who just bid an insane amount of money to spend three weeks with her. She keeps telling herself she has to do this. For Mary and maybe it won’t be so bad spending three weeks with this intense and sexy stranger.

“He could never seriously date a woman from the Unites States, let alone marry her. Which was why he was buying her temporarily, and would enjoy every moment.”

Nassor couldn’t take his eyes off the beauty on the stage. He hadn’t planned to go to a virgin auction but he’s so glad he did. He’s only got a few weeks before he’s crowned King and his royal duties and obligations take over so he plans to have as much fun as he can with his three week million dollar investment. Izzy needs to get to Gwokon to find out more about the mystery surrounding Mary’s death and Nassor happens to be the future King. They both hope they can get what they want. Except Izzy needs to keep the real reasons she’s so interested in his country a secret, but we all know some secrets don’t stay hidden for long.

“I’m fucking tired of these games. Of you not believing in me. In us.”

So Nassor and Izzy travel back to Gwokon with different missions and outcomes in mind, but soon that starts to shift as what was supposed to be a way to sort of sow his wild oats before duties take over becomes so much more. For the both of them. But Nassor has tradition to follow and a country to think of and Izzy doesn’t want to stand in the way. Do these two people from two very different places stand a chance or will Izzy have to say goodbye to her King?

“I’ve waited a long time for this moment, even when I didn’t know I was waiting.”

I liked the whole idea behind this book. The blurb sucked me right in and I enjoyed both Izzy and Nassor but sadly this book wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I felt like there was so much glossed over. Where it felt like we were about to get a little more, it just moved on to the next thing and it was kind of all over the place. A lot of gaps and unanswered questions. It was also a bit on the lighter side of what I thought it would be. I expected raw and gritty and sexy and we just got bits and pieces of that. I loved how much Nassor was loyal to his country and was willing to stand up for what he thought was right. But he showed them it was okay for him to love who he wanted and that was sweet. It was a good read and do look forward to more from this author but I needed more with this story.

Stephanie (1)

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Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beat doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband, living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she is not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.

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Sunshine and Bullets by Coralee June ~ Review Tour w/ 5 Star Review!

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Sunshine.

It’s a nickname I haven’t heard since I lived on Woodbury Lane, where the houses were pretty but the secrets? Deadly. It was a pet name known only to the Bullets. Rough, violent, and ruthless, they laid claim to the town — and my heart.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks—especially not four of them. But they were the only ones who understood that sometimes hell hides in plain sight.

I was the girl with all the conveniences a privileged upbringing could provide. The world only saw two loving parents and a pristine home life, but I knew the truth. And it was going to get me killed. So, I disappeared, from everyone and everything I’d ever known. I changed my name and my appearance, but the scars I carry, they’re still the same.

The Bullets are all grown up now, too — a crime boss, a pro fighter, a bounty hunter, and a federal agent. Life took them in different directions, but they once shared the bonds of a brotherhood forged under the harshest conditions. Together they were fearless. Brutal. Unstoppable.

I’m praying they can find that unity again. If I’m going to survive this, it’ll take everything they have. Because that’s the thing about running from the past.

Eventually, it catches up to you.

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

Alright I just need a quick minute as I try and pick up my jaw off the damn floor while simultaneously trying to wipe the drool off my face. What did I just read?!! I’m honestly not quite sure, but what I do know is that I loved it. All of it!!! Every single dark, twisted, crazy word. This was my first read by CoraLee June and she can damn well write an insanely good story. I’m over here chastising myself for not finding her books sooner. If you love a dark, raw, gritty RH like I do than get ready because this book will take you on one hell of a ride.

“She was what brought us together, and she’d inevitably be what tore us apart.”

Summer AKA Sunshine grew up in a place where appearances were everything. To the outside world her family was perfect and so was she. She was the good girl and did everything her parents expected of her. She hated it and appearances can be deceiving. Her one saving grace until she graduated high school and high tailed it out of there were the Bullets, the foster kids of the rich family down the street. The Bullets ran the school and basically the town. Everyone wanted a piece of them and Sunshine owned their hearts.

“Being friends with the Bullets was like a drug, and I was an addict. One taste was never enough.”

Gav, Blaise and Ryker AKA the Bullets had a few rules amongst themselves and the most important was don’t touch Sunshine. But OMG the insane chemistry between all of them was just crazy!! I just couldn’t handle it. Sunshine being the one to always follow the rules decides it’s time to let loose and party with the Bullets and then just a whole bunch of hot, chaotic and craziness happen. Lines are crossed and friendships and loyalty are put to the test. But before anyone can figure out what’s going on, Sunshine is disappears. For five years.

“Didn’t you know? I fucking loved you.”

It’s been five years since Sunshine left Woodbury lane and five years since she has seen Gav, Ryker and Blaise but they never gave up trying to find her. And with the help of Callum they finally did. Oh and who’s Callum you ask? Just the super sexy, tad bit older cop turned Federal agent Sunshine knew from back home. Don’t worry you’ll get plenty more of him in the book. Plenty more of all of them. A lot can happen in five years and none of them are the same people. There’s hurt, betrayal and an overwhelming sense of relief once she’s found. But the big question that remains is why did she run? Why did she break the promise she made the night before she left? The whole book I tried and tried to figure out what the secret she was carrying was. Why she ran. I thought I had it once and then the author goes and drops a whole new level of crazy on us and I was blown away!! Talk about a twist, and a cliffhanger.

“The only difference now is that when you left, you evened the playing field. You ruined it so we didn’t have to.”

I absolutely loved Sunshine and Bullets. I loved Gav, Ryker, Blaise, Callum and Sunshine. Though if I’m being honest I kind of love Ryker and Callum a little more. There were also some great secondary characters I am looking forward to seeing more of. I can’t wait for more!!

“Gavriel wanted to control me. Blaise wanted to see me. Callum wanted to save me. Ryker wanted to punish me. Some things never change.”

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Author Coralee June has always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. She loves engaging with the projects she works on, diving headfirst into developing real, raw, and relatable characters that are equally flawed and beautiful. Coralee lives in Dallas, Tx with her husband and two daughters. She’s been known to frequently indulge in boxed red wine and day-old pizza. When she’s not writing, June is reading or substitute teaching at the local middle school.

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Come Back for Me by Corinne Michaels ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

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Come Back for Me, an all-new emotional and riveting standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels, is LIVE!

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One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
No names.
No promises.
Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief.

In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania.

When my father dies, I’m forced to go home to bury him. At least I’ll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I’ve fought to forget.

And that’s when I find her. She’s even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid I’ve ever seen.

Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can’t bury the past, and they’re right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again…

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

I have loved everything I have ever read by Corrine Michaels. She has this amazing ability to create characters that you just fall wholeheartedly in love with. And her books are always chocked full of meaning and a ton of emotions. This book was no different. Connor and Ellie’s second chance love story is one filled with heartbreak, betrayal, loss and a unwavering hope for redemption. There were even some twists and turns that I didn’t at all see coming. My emotions were all over with this one. I laughed, I swooned, I cried. Oh boy did I cry. It was like non stop there for a while as my supply of tissues slowly depleted my heart broke for Connor and Ellie and what they each went through.

“It has been eight years since that night. Eight years of pretending that it was all a dream because it had to be.”

Connor and Ellie shared one night together eight years ago. They were two strangers both broken and desperately looking for something to take away the pain. They found that something in each other. The next day their lives would both change drastically and they wouldn’t cross paths again for eight years.

“My angel has returned, only she isn’t mine.”

Connor and his brothers swore they wouldn’t return to their small town of Sugarloaf until their horrible excuse for a father was dead. Well, that day has come and soon all the brothers find themselves in the last place they want to be. Due to some stipulations placed in their fathers will, Connor finds himself begrudgingly on the ranch for longer than anticipated. All he wants to do is get the hell out of dodge until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the women he has thought about everyday for the past eight years. Now all of the sudden Sugarloaf holds the hope of second chances for him instead of memories of horror.

“You have no idea how many nights I dreamed of you Ellie. I didn’t know your name or anything but your face and how you saved me that night.”

Ellie never expected to see Connor again and she needs him out her life and out of Sugarloaf as soon as possible. She has a plan and secrets. Secrets she’s not ready to share. But Connor isn’t willing to let her walk away that easily. He sees her heartache and thinks he knows what she is trying to hide. Maybe he knows it too well and maybe these two broken hearts can help each other heal. I absolutely loved Connor. He was a unique soul and was fiercely protective of the ones he loved. He was several people’s hero in this story. I liked Ellie too and wanted her to believe she deserved more because she did. There were a few reasons this wasn’t a five star read for me but can’t really say without giving anything away. But I did truly love their story and can’t wait for more Arrowhead Brothers!

“I can wait. I will wait. I’ll wait forever.”

Stephanie (1)

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Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Breaking You by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review!

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They say there is always a calm before the storm. A time when you think you’re safe, protected from the destruction that you know is going to eventually come. Harper was that calm. And I? I was the motherfucking storm.

As kids we were best friends. She was the light to my darkness. I used to protect her from her bullies, now I’ll become her most feared one.

Seeing her for the first time after three years was like a bucket of ice water being poured on me. It chilled me to the bone, making me irrational, angry. No longer is she a little girl but a grown woman with curves and eyes that pierce my black soul.

No one knows the darkness that lingers under the surface, all they see is my smile, my charismatic charm. I’m the all American golden boy.

Having her back in my life is awakening something inside of me. She reminds me of everything good, everything I’ll never have and I refuse to let her stay.

She has to go and the only person dark enough, dirty enough to scare her away is me…

Breaking Harper isn’t as easy… I thought I knew everything, turns out others are just as good at hiding their secrets as I am.

Damaged, dark and falling off the deep end. Will I break her? Will I break us?

“Sometimes the scariest monsters aren’t those that hide in the dark. Sometimes they’re the ones hidden right in plain sight… like me.”

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Feels 3
Steam 3
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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I love a good bully romance. I honestly just can’t get enough of them. So yeah just go ahead and give me all of them, well at least the good ones. And this second book in the Blackthorn series definitely did not disappoint. It was dark, twisty and oh so delicious!

“They say there is always a calm before the storm. A time when you think you’re safe, protected from the destruction that you know is going to eventually come. Harper was that calm. And I? I was the motherfucking storm.”

Warren hasn’t seen Harper in three years so imagine his surprise when he sees her at his school. Yup, that’s right…Warren basically runs Blackthorn and the last person he wants on campus is the girl who broke his heart and betrayed him. Right away we are left wondering what the hell poor Harper could have possibly done to make Warren hate her. He’s spent three years trying to forget her anyway he can including screwing his way through the female population on campus. As soon as he lays eyes on Harper he wants nothing more than to destroy her and make her pay. He takes bullying to a dark and new level with what he puts her through. On top of all of that poor Harper has no idea why Warren is hell bent on destroying her. Why he ever pushed her away and wants nothing to do with her.

“Hate me all you want. But know that I hate you enough for the both of us, and no amount of begging, pleading or tears will ever change that.”

Okay so I really, really wanted to hate Warren. But I didn’t. He was so intentionally cruel to Harper but you could see under all of it that he still loved her. Poor Harper was so sweet and forgiving and just some of the shit he put her through was painful to read. These two were so in love once even though one of their families didn’t want them to be together, they didn’t care. Then it was destroyed because of a betrayal, but what happens when the hate you’ve been holding onto for years is all a lie? If the betrayal that broke apart the one good thing you had isn’t what you thought it was? Is there any coming back from the choices you made?

This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoyed this book and the characters. These two authors know how to work together to deliver a fantastic bully romance! I am looking forward to reading more from them.

“I don’t know if there is any coming back from the things I’ve done.”

Stephanie (1)

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Manhattan by Kandi Steiner ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

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Manhattan, a standalone in the Becker Brothers series, a small town, country, friends-to-lovers romance, is LIVE!

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Everyone knows not to fall in love with your best friend.

But when your best friend is Michael Becker, it’s impossible not to.

He’s everything our town knows a Becker brother to be: devastatingly handsome, charming as a thief, and the icing on the cake — a sentimental musician who’s never without his guitar.

And he was mine. At least, that’s what I’d convinced myself.

Our bond was born in elementary school, strengthened by circumstance and the promise to always be there for each other, no matter what. And the best thing about my life was being friends with Michael Becker.

Until it was the worst.

I watched him fall in love with someone else, and helped patch him back up when she left him behind. But when he drops the bomb that he’s moving to New York, I realize it’s my last chance to tell him how I feel. And I ask him to make one more promise.

One summer. One list of adventures to remind him that our small town has more to offer than memories of the girl who left him behind.

One last chance to tell him I’m in love with him.

And I’m just dumb enough to believe that maybe he could love me, too.

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Feels 3
Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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“Here’s to the raw pain of being the friend, the just friend, the one who’s everything, and yet somehow, not quite anything at all. And to those who hold onto to possibility that maybe, just maybe, there could be something more.”

Kylie has been secretly in love with her best friend, Michael Becker, since they were eight years old and bonded on the school playground over the tragic loss they both had endured already at such a young age. From that moment on her and the youngest Becker brother were inseparable. That is until high school when Mikey met a girl and fell in love and they sort of forcefully drifted apart. But when Mikey’s girl up and moves away he is left heartbroken and his best friend Kylie is the one who is there to help him pick up the pieces of his young shattered heart. They both literally just graduated from high school and Kylie is hoping they can spend the summer reconnecting. But Mikey has other plans and when he suddenly announces he is moving away after this summer, Kylie realizes she needs to make this summer count. Finally tell him how she feels. How she’s always felt and hopes that by some chance he feels the same way.

“One last chance to tell him I’m in love with him. And in that moment, I was just dumb enough to think that maybe he could love me, too.”

Okay, I really have loved all the books in this series so far and was excited to read Mikey’s story. I have to say where the others were a little more angsty this one was a little more on the sweet side. I’m not sure if it was because they were so young or what. I mean, yes, there was a ton of emotion and angst but still the younger Becker showed more of a sweet side and I loved it. I truly loved Kylie and how she just loved Mikey with her whole heart. I was hoping her plans for the summer turned out the way she always dreamed and that Mikey would finally see what was in front of him all along. I loved that when these two loved, they loved hard and all in. There was some drama as well as old flames showing up. There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the death of the Becker brothers’ Dad that I am hoping we get some more answers to soon. It definitely wasn’t easy for these two but I loved how the author wrapped this book up. It’s just how it was meant to be and it was a great read. I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

“It’s just me. It’s just us. It’s okay, you can breathe.”

Stephanie (1)

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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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Chase the Butterflies by Monica James ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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“With heart and heat and a depth we adore for in our favorite reads, James has penned an absolutely stunning novel.” Christina Lauren, NYT and #1 International Bestselling Authors of Twice in a Blue Moon.

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CHASE THE BUTTERFLIES by Monica James
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Romantic Fantasy/Suspense

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Blurb

 “Victoria, will you marry me?”

Those words changed my life forever…just not in the way it would for most. I had it all until one fateful evening transformed my life in ways I never imagined.

Nine months later, I move to a sleepy little town, hoping to escape the demons of my past. As I attempt to claim back my life, Jude Montgomery enters my world, and things begin to change.

I thought running would appease the nightmares, but I soon discover my past won’t let go. Things are not what they seem, and I begin to question the world as I know it. Jude may hold the answers, but will my love for him blind me to the truth?

Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? In my case, yes, it does.

Will the truth set me free? Or will it imprison us both?

My name is Victoria Armstrong, and this is my story…I think.

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Review

Feels 5
Steam 1
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Monica James is a go-to favorite author for me and I was excited to read another one of her books. Especially one that promised to be a little different at that. I’ve loved the angst, heartbreak, love and darkness she has given us in some of my favorite books so I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what Chase The Butterflies had in store for us.

“I don’t know why, but I suddenly tremble, sensing something bad, something life changing on the horizon.”

I devoured the pages of Victoria and Jude’s story as the author took us on the most unexpected journey. One like I haven’t experienced before. What I thought was happening was so much more and so out of the realm of what I thought I knew was even possible. Plot twist? Maybe one of the biggest and most shocking I have ever read. When I finished I was so torn. I honestly wasn’t sure what my thoughts were on the book. Then I decided to give it a day and go back and do a re-read. I found so much that I missed or rather overlooked the first time around. I think in my rush to devour the pages I didn’t take the time to appreciate all it was. What it was is an extraordinary love story.

“The answers were there all along. I just didn’t know where to look.”

What was supposed to be an exciting day for Victoria turned out to be a day she would never forget but for all the wrong reasons. An unspeakable tragedy and an unforeseen turn of events brings Jude into her life. The author takes us along with these two amazing characters through a story that is unforgettable and so completely unique. A story of heartbreak, unconditional love and sacrifice. I won’t say more as to not give anything away because it is truly one of those stories you should go into blind. Though there is no way to prepare for a story like this, I will say go slow and don’t rush like I did the first time reading it. Let yourself take in each word and detail as Monica James takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

“It has been said the simple flutter of a butterfly’s wing can cause chaos halfway around the world. So, there is one simple difference, a difference which isn’t so small after all, and that difference is…life and death.”

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About Monica James

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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