Absinthe of the Heart by Monica James ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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Absinthe of the Heart
(Sins of the Heart #1)
Publication Date: May 14, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Two households, unlike in dignity, in the City of Angels is where we lay our scene…

London Sinclair was the boy my mother warned me about for as long as I can remember. His name alone has brought my family nothing but shame and suffering, so it’s no surprise we’ve been sworn enemies since the first moment we met.

With his bedroom eyes and cocky smile, he has all the girls under his spell. I have one more year of school left, and then I’m home free because I’m guarding a secret, one I’m ashamed to keep.

The boy who is completely off-limits is the one who drives me, Holland Brooks, wild. I want London, and I think…he wants me, too.

Some may compare it to a Shakespearian tragedy, as our surnames have fated our future, but when a single night changes my life forever, I can’t leave the City of Angels fast enough.

Ten years later, I have atoned for my sins and return to Los Angeles a changed woman. I’ve come home to get married. But the moment London walks back into my life, one thing is clear. Ten years can’t undo that night—that single, sinful night when I gave into temptation—because I want to do it again.

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Review

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Reviewed by Stephanie

I love coming across an author I’ve never read before and just falling completely in love with their book! Omg everything about this story was so damn good. From the characters you just couldn’t help falling in love with to the ten tons of angst and shoot, I liked it so much I am even willing to forgive Monica James for the killer cliffhanger she left us with! I mean seriously that almost killed me, but this story was well worth the huge book hangover I was left with.

Holland and London were destined to be enemies from before they were even born. Their parents made sure of that one when one betrayed the other and their rivalry began. Now Holland and London go to the same school in the same small town their parents grew up in and cannot stand to be near each other. Both were from very rich and influential families until Holland’s family lost almost everything and no one, least of all Holland’s family will ever let them forget that fact.

“What was done could never be undone, and what they’d all done would never be forgotten…or forgiven, for generations to come.”

Ah ok, so these two do not get along, you know on top of the whole bad blood between the two families thing and they are always at each other and throwing a good jab in whenever the opportunity presents itself. But you can see pretty early on they are walking that very thin line between love and hate. London or Sin as he is known is more or less the bully in the whole thing, but no matter what he puts out there you know there is a good guy underneath all that. Holland is a strong women and doesn’t take shit from anyone, most of all not from her hot as hell arch enemy. But what happens when one night challenges everything they thought they knew, and the person you have been taught to hate is really the one you love? Is it even possible to get a happy ending?

“London Sinclair didn’t just break my heart; he fucking set it on fire and threw the ashes to the wind. I loved him, and in return, he danced on my grave.”

This book was so good, the drama and angst had me glued to the pages and I was a complete mess for half the book. I loved Holland and London so much and was truly pulling for these star crossed lovers. I wanted them to have a chance and not be affected because of the choices their parents made so long ago. Then that cliffhanger…why oh why? I need more and I need it pronto!! I highly recommend this book and can not wait for the next one!

“Love is messy, inconvenient, and at times, heartbreaking, but when you find it, you’ll do anything to hold it because you’re at it’s complete mercy.”

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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., Australia, Canada, 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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Seducing Kaden by Siobhan Davis ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Excerpt

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Seducing Kaden, an all-new taboo romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available NOW!

Synopsis

Kaden

The woman I love will never be mine because she already belongs to another.

I’ve tried everything to forget her, but it’s impossible when she occupies a starring role in my dreams. My eyes are glued to her shapely curves whenever I see her around campus, and it doesn’t help that she looks as miserable as I feel.

I wonder if she misses me as much as I miss her.

Short of putting a bullet through the skull of that gangster she’s married to, I’m stuck in a hellhole of my own making.

Until fate intervenes, setting us on a collision course we can’t avoid.

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When I was a little girl, I dreamed of falling in love. The all-consuming sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of love I swooned over in movies.

It didn’t take long for that fairytale notion to come crashing down around me. Now I’m trapped in a marriage I despise with no way out.

The only light in the dark is Kaden Kennedy—the one true love of my life. He doesn’t know he is, because I’m forced to love him from afar, condemned to toss and turn at night, crying over everything I want and all I can never have.

Seeing him day in, day out, destroys me, but there’s no other choice; I had to push him away to keep him safe.

Because if my husband ever finds out I’m in love with another man, I won’t be the only one in danger.

While you don’t need to read the earlier books in this series to enjoy Seducing Kaden, it is highly recommended. This book is a contemporary new adult romance, and it is only suitable for readers aged eighteen and older due to mature content, sexual situations, and language.

This story includes details of an extramarital affair, so if you don’t like cheating or controversial storylines, then this book isn’t for you.

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Review

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Reviewed by Stephanie

Kaden and Eva meet on his first day as a freshman at Harvard. He sorta comes to her rescue at a local coffee shop. There is an instant spark between these two even though their encounter is brief and Kaden just can’t shake the thought of hopefully seeing her again. As luck would have it, he does see her again, that very same day. Unfortunately it doesn’t go at all as he hoped it would as he is sitting waiting for Professor Garcia to show up and start the lecture on the Principals of Economics. And yeah, Professor Garcia turns out to be Eva. So Eva is strictly off limits since she is his professor. To top it off, he finds out she is married. But Kaden can’t let it go, and he doesn’t want to.

“I know this obsession is pointless-she’s married and she’s my professor, so nothing is going to happen-but I can’t seem to help myself.”

So these two start spending more time together. It’s strictly for school, at least that’s what they tell themselves. But you feel how much they are both trying to fight the pull that is between them and eventually they just let go and fall crazy in love. But hey, love isn’t always sunshine and roses, especially when it’s a forbidden love. As much as Kaden is desperate to possess Eva’s heart, she is desperate to protect him. After all, she’s not only married but she is married to the mob, literally. So they do the only thing they can, try and forget. But with a love as strong as they share is that possible or can they find a way to be together?

“I already found my person. But, someone has already taken her from me.”

This book was told in dual points of view and with flashbacks and I thought it worked great with the story because we got to delve into Kaden and Eva’s past and my heart broke for Eva and all she endured in her life, married to a cruel man that she didn’t love. I was really hoping for them to find the happily ever after that they both deserved. This was my first read by this author and even though this is the sixth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. It is recommended to read the others first to get the full experience, and I really wish I had done that. This was a good, quick read and now I might have to go back and check out the rest of the books in the series.

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I make a last-minute detour, veering toward the bathroom instead. My heart is beating wildly against my ribcage, and blood is thrumming through my veins. What the hell was I thinking back there?Anyone could’ve noticed me making a beeline for Kaden across the dance floor. One look at both our faces would’ve given the game away. My hands are shaking as I push through the door out into the corridor leading to the restrooms. Nausea swims up my throat at the thought of that girl with her hands all over him. I stop, resting my forehead against the wall. What the hell is wrong with me?He isn’t mine, and I shouldn’t be having these thoughts.

I’m married, for God’s sake, and he’s my student.

He’s as off-limits as they come.

Perhaps that’s why I want him so badly.

Isn’t it true what they say? You always want the things you can’t have.

The door crashes open, and I stop breathing. “Eva.”

Oh, God. Please give me strength to do the right thing. I hurriedly compose myself before I turn around to face him. “Kaden.”

“We need to talk.”

“I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

“Well, tough,” he says, walking around me and pushing the door to the wheelchair-accessible toilet open. “In here, quick.”

Against my better judgment, I duck under his arm and step inside the small stall. He locks the door and then leans back against it, running a hand through his hair. Strands come loose, falling over his forehead in a casual way that is completely sexy.

“I can’t stop thinking about you,” he admits candidly, and butterflies take up residence in my chest. “And I miss our chats. You’re one of the few people I’m comfortable talking to. It’s so easy to just be myself when I’m with you.” His expression is deadly serious as he eyeballs me, but there’s a soft layer underneath it. “I guess I just miss everything about you. And judging by the way you were looking at me out there, I’d say you’re the same.” I chew on the inside of my mouth, hugely conflicted. “And you look beautiful by the way, and too damn sexy for that crowd.”

I thrill at his bold statement, and I know I’m fighting a losing battle even as words to the contrary slip from my mouth. “This can’t happen, Kaden.”

“Why not?”

“You know why.” I start pacing the small space. “I’m married, and you’re my student. Starting something could get both of us into big trouble.”

“The things truly worth fighting for in life come with the biggest risks.” He pushes off the door, cautiously approaching me. I’m acutely aware of every delectable inch of him as he approaches, and I’m struggling to hold on to my willpower. “And you don’t need to worry about me.” Tentatively, he reaches out, caressing my cheek. “If it blew up in our faces, I would be okay. The biggest risk is on your end, and it’s the main reason I haven’t said anything these last couple of months. I’d come to the conclusion you weren’t feeling it the way I was, but I see it written all over your face. I know you want me as much as I want you.”

I take a step back, needing to clear my head. “Wow, you’re awfully sure of yourself.”

“Tell me I’m wrong and I’ll walk away. I’ll leave you alone and never mention this again.”

I gulp over the sudden panic in my throat. I don’t want him to leave. Screw it. I throw caution to the wind. “I can’t tell you that.”

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Siobhan Davis

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Her Defiant Heart by Monica Murphy ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

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Her Defiant Heart by Monica Murphy
Publication Date: March 29th, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance

Synopsis

Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he’s gone too, and I’m dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.

I want revenge. And I’m going to get back at my mother any way that I can.

I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He’s immediately interested in me, not that I’m surprised.

You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He’s the one connection to my mother, and I’m using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn’t plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.

And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for him either…

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Review

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Reviewed by Stephanie

I was pretty excited to read this one, I mean who doesn’t love a good revenge story? So Jensen had an overall pretty shitty childhood. Her Mother abandoned her and her Dad pretty early on and her Dad just couldn’t handle it. So she was pretty much left to fend for herself. When tragedy strikes, she just can’t take anymore and plans to seek revenge on the women she holds responsible for every bad thing that has ever happened in her life. Her Mother.

“I’ve been around. Lurking close by, on the sidelines like some sort of twisted stalker, which I suppose I am.”

Ok. I have to give Jensen some massive credit for her whole revenge plan. I mean this girl went all out. Changed her name and moved to a new town to attend the same college of the one person she thinks can get her close enough to her Mother to destroy her. She mapped out every single detail, but as soon as she met Rhett Montgomery her plan veered right of course.

“Maybe he actually does like me. And god maybe I actually like him too.”

Jensen and superhot, sexy Rhett start spending a lot of time together. I mean after all that’s part of the plan, right? But yeah, what Jensen didn’t expect or plan for was the feelings she developed towards Rhett. We see her struggle a lot with what to do. Will her need for revenge continue or will she let it go for a chance to be truly happy with Rhett? I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

“I can’t believe he came back for me. Me. Everyone leaves. They don’t care about me. They never did.”

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“Your friends are calling you,” I finally say.

He glances over his shoulder, then returns his attention to me. “They can wait.”

I’m surprised he’s putting talking to me above wanting to spend time with his friends. “Well, my homework can’t.” I gesture to the open textbook by my laptop. “Nice to see you again.”

“Nice to see you again? That’s all I get?” He slides into the booth seat across from mine, leaning across the table like he wants to get closer to me. “I bet you don’t even remember my name.”

“I bet you don’t remember mine either,” I toss back at him, tacking on an annoying giggle after I say it.

He makes a face, like he knows I’m fake as hell. “Jensen.”

“Rhett.”

His smile is back, wider than ever. “You should come sit with us.”

“No, thank you.” My voice is prim, like a snotty rich girl’s would be. Wouldn’t they find it hilarious to know that I spent my teenage years living in a mobile-home-slash-trailer park, in the decrepit old fifth-wheel my dad called our new home right before I started eighth grade.

One brow lifts. “My friends would love to meet you.”

“I doubt that.”

“It’s true.” He glances over his shoulder again, and they call out to him, a couple of choice words ringing in the air. The waitress glares, stomping over to their table to give them a lecture I suppose, and Rhett whirls around so he’s facing me once more, his expression full of amusement. “Or maybe not.”

“Go hang out with your friends,” I tell him gently, wanting to give the impression that I am the perfectly understanding girlfriend. He might not have those types of serious thoughts about me—yet—but my good behavior can enter his subconscious, right?

“Jensen. I want to see you again.” He reaches across the table and touches the top of my right hand, his warm fingers practically burning my skin. I snatch my hand away from his, my fingers trembling as I clutch my hands together in my lap.

One casual touch from him and I feel like I’m going to erupt in flames.

It’s terrifying.

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Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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What He Always Knew by Kandi Steiner ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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What He Always Knew by Kandi Steiner
Release Date: March 29th, 2018
What He Doesn’t Know Duet, book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Left or right.

It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.

If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.

If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought me back to life, the man who would do anything to keep me.

I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn’t know I had.

And I love them both.

My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself.

The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine too.

Left or right.

All I have to do is take a breath and turn.

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This book picks up right where the first one left off and thank goodness because OMG I needed to know what was going to happen with these three characters that I was so invested in. I was so torn after finishing the first book. Who will Charlie choose and who’s heart would be shattered? My heart was pulled back and forth like a game of tug a war on who I wanted her to be with, who I thought was her true love, her home.

“I was at the fork I knew I’d eventually get to all along, the decision I never wanted to make between two choices I never knew I had before two months ago.”

Sometimes I find stories like this one have some level of predictability, but oh no, not this one. Not by a freaking long shot. The author wrote a story that holds our hearts and minds hostage until the very end. Where I ended book one torn, I knew without a doubt pretty early on in this book whose “team” I was on. As I read on and obsessed over who she would choose, there was no clue or indication.

“Just..give me this time with your heart before you decide to give it all to him.”

Who will Charlie choose? I can’t tell you that, but what I can tell you is this book was crazy emotionally intense and it was so damn good. Kandi Steiner is such a talented writer and in this duet she gives us some amazingly, unforgettable characters. If you are in the mood for a ton of angst and a hell of a story then pick up this duet and take a journey with Charlie, Cameron and Reese.

“We are all sinners. We all make mistakes. But today, I would right my wrongs, and I would make my choice, and I would accept the consequences as they came.”

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Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi 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 die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or 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 beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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On the northeast side of town, there is a house.

The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future.

Inside its walls are many things that belong to me — my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me.

And a man.

A man who also belongs to me.

A man I no longer wish to keep.

A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night.

No one who knows me would believe Charlie Pierce, the quiet, bookish girl who never made waves is pulling out of the driveway of a man who isn’t her husband.

But they don’t know me at all.

I don’t even know me.

Not anymore.

They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I live inside of? It has three.

On the northeast side of town, there is a house.

But there is no longer a home.

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Reviewed by Stephanie

This book, oh my aching heart. When I read the blurb I just knew I had to read it. I went in with high hopes that it was going to be good and Kandi Steiner delivered! There was so much love and heartache and crazy emotions that just filled the pages in this story. I was invested within the first few pages and oh my goodness this book was intense. SPOILERS! Yes, there is a love triangle and so yes, there is cheating and hey, if we are throwing it all out there I might as well mention there is a huge ass cliffhanger. But please don’t let any of that deter you from reading this book. It is truly one of the best books I have read in a long time.

“They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I lived inside of? It had three.”

Charlie and Cameron were a happily married and loving couple once upon a time. But profound loss changes you, it takes the person you once were and shapes you into someone different. So this is how we meet two people struggling with the after of what happened to them. And my goodness my heart ached for the both of them. Charlie just trying to go on with any semblance of normal she could find and desperately trying to stay connected to Cam who shut himself off from her.

“I would wait for her. I would wait forever.”

Just when you feel like Charlie can’t take anymore and is teetering on the edge of breaking, she is introduced to the new music teacher at the school she loves and works at. That teacher just happens to be Reese, the first boy she ever loved. These two right away you can feel that there is so much history there and so much love. And so begins the love triangle and my goodness, it’s a crazy intense one.

“The ring on her finger was the symbol of her commitment to another man, but it didn’t matter. I loved her anyway.”

I struggled so much throughout this book with who I thought was right and wrong. Or even if there was a right and a wrong. It was tough because Charlie and Cam loved each other and what happened just broke them. They didn’t deserve it, and I think both just dealt with it the only way they could and got lost. Then there was Reese who had his own demons, but I think truly loved Charlie too. I don’t know where the Author will take us next with this one, and I only hope my aching heart can handle it because I am desperate to see if these three find their way home.

“They say there are two sides to every story, and it was in that moment, in that dark, desperate snapshot of my life that I realized I hadn’t asked him for his.”

stephanie

About the Author

Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi 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 die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or 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 beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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Elite (A Privileged Novel) by Carrie Aarons ~ Release Blitz w/ Reviews

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Title: Elite
A Privileged Novel
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2018 

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A PRIVILEGED standalone, get ready for secret societies, international romance, and college debauchery…
If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask, you’ll never be in.

Eloise Mason knows what it’s like to live among the privileged. Seeking a change from the upper crust society of Europe, she flies halfway across the world for a semester abroad in the one place guaranteed to toss responsibility out the window and provide some good, old-fashioned fun; college in The United States.

Except nothing at the picturesque, Ivy-covered university in Vermont appears as it seems. And after a mysterious invitation arrives on her doorstep, curiosity wins over the need to turn her back on games meant for the rich and ruthless.

Secret societies, risky tasks, and an inner circle to rival the royals. But it may just be one American boy who threatens to be the most dangerous endeavor of all.

Colton Reiter defines the word idolized at Jade Mountain University. In fact, he practically rules the roost from the three point line of the basketball court. The college’s star point guard, he is a god and treated as such; professional scouts at every game, teachers looking the other way when it comes to grades, and girls falling into his lap at the snap of a finger. He wants for nothing, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe.

But when he meets the sassy girl with the British accent who could care less about his status, her very existence threatens to unveil the skeletons buried deep in the back of his closet.

With stakes this high, and hearts on the line, can they turn their backs on power and popularity before the ivory tower comes crashing down on their heads?

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Angst 4
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Value 5
Storyline 5
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Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

What a great freaking read!!!! I loved this book. The tension passion and angst had me completely captivated. The characters although college age were super mature and not petty. This made me love the book so much more.

There is some serious stuff going on in this book and I couldn’t wait to get to the end to see how it all played out. The pages were flipping like crazy for me today.

Great read! I can’t wait to see what happens with the next Carrie read for sure.

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Reviewed by Stephanie

The blurb and cover sucked me right in with this one. A secret society and the whole if you’re in then you’re part of the most Elite group on campus and if you’re not? Well, you’ll soon find out what happens when you dive into the story.

“If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask, you’ll never be in.”

Eloise knows what it like to be at the top of the privileged circle and to be the girl everyone wants to be around. Power, privilege and a ton of money. But she also knows what it’s like to not to have all those things. Needing to find herself and take a break from Europe’s top culinary school Eloise decides to take a year and head to study in America. She lands herself at Jade Mountain University in Vermont. All she was looking for was a normal year, but when a mysterious invite appears in her dorm room, that normal year she had planned? Yeah, well that flies right out the window.

“I’m not prepared for the gorgeous wall of man meat standing in front of me. Taller than London Bridge and built like a Michelangelo statue on steroids. If I was considering strapping suitors, this one would make the cut.”

Colton Reiter is the “it” guy at Jade Mountain, the basketball god that every female on campus wants. But when he sets his sights on the spunky, smart mouthed and beautiful Eloise he isn’t letting her go. He loves that Eloise doesn’t care who he is and she loves that he can just be real with her. But is he? What happens when the person you trust the most has the biggest secret to hide? This book is filled with mystery, secret societies, love and whole boatload of drama.

“I’m not looking for anything, and yet, it seems Eloise Mason was sent here specifically to change my mind on that.”

This is my first read by this author and I had no idea going in that this was the second book in the series. It says it can be read as a stand alone and it read that way to me. So there were a lot of things I really liked about this book and honestly some things I just didn’t. I loved the relationship between Eloise and Colton, they were both great characters. I loved the whole idea of this book but there was just so much going on, at times it was just way too much and I feel like the development in some parts was lacking. Overall though I loved the main characters and it was a good read. I do look forward to reading more from this author.

stephanie

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AUTHOR BIO 

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

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Twisted Fate by Jessi Elliott ~ Blog Tour

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Title: Twisted Fate

Series: Twisted #1

Author: Jessi Elliott

Genre: Urban Fantasy (New Adult)

Release Date: February 13, 2018

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Synopsis

Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.

Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.

Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.

Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.

Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.

When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.

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About the Author

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Jessi Elliott is a newly graduated law clerk and debut author of both young adult and new adult romantic fiction. Her love of writing was born after many years of reading and reviewing books on her blog Living Within Fiction.

She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her family and two adorable cats.

When she’s not plotting her next writing project, she likes to spend her time hanging with friends and family, getting lost in a steamy romance novel, watching Friends, and drinking coffee.

You can find Jessi at www.jessielliott.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on book news and upcoming releases.


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