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~Review~Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday~

 

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Leo Loves Aries (Signs of Love #1) by Anyta Sunday

*****4.5 Stars*****

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This is just adorable!

I’ve had it on my Kindle for a while but it wasn’t until I saw a friend’s status update that I decided to read it and once I started it, I couldn’t put it down.
Theo….what can I say, I just loved that boy….completely clueless in the most endearing way.


Theo and his twin sister, Leone, are star signs, Leo.

They’ve both been hurt in love and set about trying to get each other dates for the upcoming wedding of both their ex’s.Their mother is into horoscopes in a big way and is constantly giving them predictions about the future.


Jamie’s star sign is Aries.He’s an ex-tutor of Theo.

Theo and Leone are looking for a roommate, Jamie is looking for a new place so it’s the perfect arrangement right?


This book captivated me….

I loved

  • The banter between Theo and Jamie was just brilliant.

I loved

  • Their chemistry and interactions….
    Jamie being so awkward ice skating,
    Their trips for food shopping,
    Jamie for taking care of Theo, without him even realizing it,
    The, not so subtle, innuendos that Jamie kept throwing about.
  • Leone for being a strong, independent women.

Theo: Why do I hear the emphasis on ‘you’? Am I that hard to be around?

Jamie: You said it.


Theo starts off seeing Jamie as a really good friend….over time, a best friend.He misses him when he’s not around but he straight so gets confused when he starts to feel an attraction to him and jealous of other people getting close to him.

The jealousy….I LOVED it.

Jamie getting jealous over Theo dating.
Theo getting jealous over Jamie’s best friend.

Yes, it’s a slow burn and not overly graphic as regards sex scenes but it totally worked for me….
I’m still swooning.

Highly Recommended!

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~Review~True Colors by Anyta Sunday~

 

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True Colors (True Love #2) by Anyta Sunday

*****4.5 Stars*****

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I absolutely loved “Leo loves Aries”, so when I was given the opportunity to read and reviews this book, I jumped on it.

True Colors is a sweet story about friends, loss, fear forgiveness and love.

Marco and Oskar have been best friends since they were little. Oskar has always been there for Marco, especially after his mother died and he got hurt. Oskar has been his rock his first color…his sunglow yellow.

That is until they are 16 and he’s not anymore…

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Fast forward 4 years and Oskar is back in town.

Marco is still very angry and hurt. Oskar is the reason for all his insecurities and he can’t find it in himself to forgive and pretend like nothing happened. Avoiding Oskar is not an option either. Especially since Oskar’s family lives next door to his father and grandfather, they are all good friends. The fact that Oskar’s sister Zoe is one of Marco’s best friends complicates things even further.

To make matters worse, they are forced to act together in a play, Marco’s father is producing. It’s a play to honor Marco’s deceased mother, so saying no is not an option. Oskar seems pretty happy to be in this play. He wants to patch things up between two of them.

He really wants to makes things right.

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They are co-stars and it’s up to Marco to decide on the ending….there are two options….a tragic one or a HEA. Marco isn’t ready to leave the past behind and….

…he is set on the tragic ending.

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Slowly but surely they start to start to rebuilt their friendship. This is a very slow burn, but once with get there…it burns like hell !!

“There hasn’t been a day since I was fourteen that you weren’t on my mind. I wanted to hold you: I wanted to make you laugh: I also wanted to stretch you out naked on my bed: I wanted to push inside of you and fuck you until you convulsed with my name quivering at your lips. I want you, Marco. Every inch of you.”

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I really enjoyed this one. I loved reading about Marco and all his colors. I am very happy he got his sunglow yellow back…

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“You were my first color”. “My happy. My everything.”

Sunglow Yellow. The start of our story.

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~Review~The Salt of Your Tears by M. Caspian~

 

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The Salt of Your Tears by M. Caspian

****4.5 Stars****

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Last year I read The Arroyo by M Caspian and I loved it. So, I was really surprised and happy when I stumbled on this review a few days back from a fellow I am a follower.

  • Sold!
    Thank you!
    One click!
    Read!
    And a BIG thanks again to the lady who reads a lot!

Sweet baby Jesus, The Salt of Your Tears was so inappropriately good.

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I don’t mean wickedly and sinfully good only, I mean wrong good, a total guilty pleasure.

This was a hell of a kinky story; therefore, be aware:  is not for all.
We are gifted with three short stories in 88 pages. Yep, that’s right, THAT short. How 3 short stories can turn out to be so good? Well, you’ll have to read it.
The 1st and 3rd stories left me in a weird dimension, some bizarre frequency between the real and the fantasy. I really didn’t know where I was standing. Is this shit real? Am I missing something? Is he dreaming? Is this a nightmare? Wait! perhaps it’s a PRN? no, I think is fantasy. Well, whatever.

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I am in awe with that, simple as that.  This kind of power that takes us, mere mortal readers to the imaginable,  is the reason I read.


1) In His Skin 

  • 5 Stars! I loved this! The writing was different, captivating, and lyrical. It got me entranced and deeply involved. Now, be aware: it was wrong. It was wrong, dirty and I loved. whispering involves pain. Ouch.

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2) Asking For It 

  • 5 Stars! What to say, people? Hawwwwt!!! So freaking hot and dirty! The whole story spans in one single encounter. Don’t read this expecting any kind of development between the MC’s. That is not what this is about.

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3) A Song in the Blood 

  • 4 Stars. I didn’t fancy it as much as the others. It was a bit shocking and disturbing but I have to give it credit because this author has no boundaries in terms of imagination. And because I have none, here we go! 4 Stars.

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Summing up, The Salt of Your Tears was hot, kinky, dark, sinful, wicked, inappropriate and so damn good!

Hard Drive.
I am aware that my thoughts are really vague. If you want to know more details, read the SheReadsALot‘s review.
Remember: it’s not for all. Just don’t blame me afterward.  😉

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~Dark Space series by Lisa Henry~

 

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Dark Space (Dark Space #1) by Lisa Henry

*****4.5 Stars*****

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Well, what do you know? I have read my second sci-fi book this week and again…

…I loved the hell out of it.

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I was already in a sci-fi vibe from the last book, so I figured, why not give this one a go. I’m still shocked by how much I enjoyed reading this book. Guess I am more into sci-fi than I thought.

Anyways, I am gonna try and keep this review short, because there are plenty of awesome reviews on this book already.


Let’s start with Brady….my favorite. 😉

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Brady is 19 years old and has been working on a space station for the last 3 years. The reason they are in space…to protect the earth from aliens….or “faceless” as they are called. Brady is scared to death of space and of the faceless, but being drafted..he had no other choice. He really wants to go home to his sick father and his baby sister, but he still has years to serve. Brady is a bit of an angry dude, so I really connected with him from the start.


He is of the opinion that life in general sucks…

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and his thoughts throughout this book, made me laugh out loud…


I really understood where he was coming from. Being locked in dark outer space for the last 3 years…the life slowly being sucked out of you… all the while being afraid of freaking aliens coming and destroying you and anything around you.

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His fears and his pessimism get even worse when one day an alien pod arrives, within it a lieutenant that was kidnapped 4 years ago.

Lieutenant Cameron Rushton…

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Brady is called to the medic bay to come help, but when he helps to cut Cameron out of the pot, he gets injured and comes in contact with the strange fluid surrounding Cameron. Apparently, this causes a bond between the two of them and soon it becomes clear that Cameron can’t survive without Brady. He needs Brady’s touch and heartbeat to stay alive. Brady sort of functions as his battery. Fucked up…but there you have it.

“You’re my heartbeat, Brady .”


Cam also has a message….the faceless are coming…Which makes Brady even more neurotic than he already was. He is convinced they are all going to die and…

…this is his motto for most of the book. 😛

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There is also a plus to all this, though. Because Cam can’t survive without Brady, the two of them are forced to stay together in their private little world. They share almost everything…including each other’s thoughts and fears. Touching becomes more and more urgent…

…which made for some very nice and steamy scenes…

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But “the faceless” are coming….and what will happen then…


Huh…guess my review isn’t as short as I promised…

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I really enjoyed this one…I especially loved Brady and his anger and pessimism…

I can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen in book 2. I also want to thank my sweet, sweet friend, Susan, for recommending this one to me…Thanks, babe. 😉

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Darker Space (Dark Space, #2) by Lisa Henry

****4 Stars****

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After finishing book 1 and loving it, I jumped right into this one.

Brady and Cameron have come home and are taking care of Lucy. They still work for the military and they still get tons of medical and psych evaluations, because of their interaction with “the faceless”. Now that they are back with Lucy and in a relationship together, they should be doing great….only they are not.

Especially Brady is struggling. He feels lost now that his physical and mental connection with Cam is gone. He feels unworthy a lot of the time and boy …

…he is one angry little dude…

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I still loved him to pieces though and I totally got where he was coming from.


Cameron seems to be doing a bit better…but where the black still freaks Brady out…Cam really misses space.

He misses being out there, close to the stars.

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Things are about to change, though because guess what….

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Yep, the aliens are back…or well Kai-Ren is.


It starts with dreams and it soon evolves to Cam and Brady hearing Kai-Ren and their psychic connection being restored. They try to keep things a secret, but with the military up in their butts, that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when said military consists of a bunch of assholes. At least we still had Brady being his mouthy self. 😉

He was very specific about what he thought of them.

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This major clusterfuck eventually leads the guys back to space…where Brady is doing his very best not to freak the fuck out. This is a hard feat for him, especially when Lucy gets envolved and some stupid officers make some very stupid mistakes.

I really enjoyed this second book and I am so glad I have read it because I needed to understand who Kai-Ren was and what he wanted. Now I still don’t know everything, but things are much clearer to me and I have to admit….I actually like the dude.Yes Susan…I admit you were right !!

I now have a weak spot for Kai-Ren

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Brady is still my favorite, though. I know he was a bit dark in this book and a whole lot angry, but I actually liked that about him. I loved being inside his head. I also loved that he finally made peace with everything…including himself.

”Am I your heartbeat again?”
“You always have been.”

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I hope there will be the next book soon because…

I am very curious to see what’s gonna happen next.

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~Review~ Kept from You by Nashoda Rose~

 

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Kept from You (Tear Asunder #4) by Nashoda Rose

*****4.5 Stars*****


I am seriously in love with this series and I have been waiting (not so patiently) for Kite’s story.

This is the fourth book in the series and I think it could be read as a stand alone. Why anyone would actually want to do that, is beyond me, though, because all the books in this series are awesome. So my advice…start at the beginning.  😉

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Kite (Killian) is the drummer for the famous band “Tear Asunder”.

In the previous books, he always came across as kind of a badass, who was into kinky sex like BDSM. Things aren’t always as they seem, though….

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This book starts with Kite and Savvy still in high school getting to know each other.

They both have a hard time growing up. Kite especially is very angry and he has a right to be. He might be a bad boy with a bad boy attitude, but he tries to use his anger for good. That means fighting bullies and drug suppliers. Still…everyone knows not to mess with Kite. Savvy (15) is the kind of person that sees the good in everyone, especially in bad boy Kite. She might be a bit scared, but she can’t help but feel drawn to him.

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These two form a strong bond, however, short they’re the time they spend together is. A bond that is sealed with a kiss, when circumstances force them to say goodbye

Fast forward 11 years and they come face to face once again, this time because Savvy has run out of options and she needs a favor….


They never got over that magical kiss and this time, Kite won’t let her go…

I don’t want to go into the plot any deeper than this. Of course, there is much much more, but that would spoiler the story and like all the books in this series….this one should be read without spoilers.

I will tell you, however, that Kite is quite the dirty talker. 

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I had to fan myself more than once.  😉


I really enjoyed Kite and Savvy’s story.

She was so sweet and forgiving, while he was also so sweet, yet still angry. I think they were the perfect Ying and Yang. I am not gonna lie, though. Haven and Crisis (book 3)  are still my absolute favorite couple in this series. I would also suggest to everyone to read the “Unyielding” series, which is a spin-off of this series !!

Can’t wait for the next book in this series….which will be Trevor’s !!!

An ARC was kindly provided to me by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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~Review~ True Colors by Anyta Sunday~

 

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True Colors (True Love #2) by Anyta Sunday

*****4.5 Stars*****

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“You remember what my colors mean. I remember everything you tell me, Marco.”

True Colors is a lovely story of friendships, family, forgiveness, and love.

Marco is scared both physically and emotionally.He sees people and the world through colors, some are beautiful, some are not.

Marco and Oskar were best friends growing up together as neighbors.They could see each other’s bedrooms from across the street.They had a special bond until one day Oskar caused Marco pain and humiliation with a terrible betrayal.



When Oskar returns Marco can’t find it in himself to forgive him.However, they are forced to face each other as they are both taking part in a play Marco’s father is producing.The play has a special meaning as it was written by Marco’s late mother.There are two endings, one tragic, one happy….but which one will Marco choose?

Marco keeps his body hidden, terrified of exposing his scars.He’s never been intimate with anyone, keeping his sexuality a secret.

Starting their lives as friends, then becoming enemies this is a slow burn and rightly so.We only get Marco’s pov but you can still feel the deep feelings Oskar has for him as they both try and get their friendship back on track.

This is beautifully written and has a kind of poignancy about it as they both admit to what they feel about each other.The use of the color theme was unique and worked so well.


“Reds, for courage, strength, deterimation.
Purples for pride,dignity,independence,magic.
Greens for growth, hope, safety.
Sunglow Yellow…..”

“What colors am I supposed to be?”
“All of them, Marco….you’re all of them.”

A copy of True Colors was given to me by Anyta Sunday for an honest review.

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~Review~ In The Wreckage by Hailey Turner~

 

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In The Wreckage (Metahuman Files #1) by Hailey Turner

*****4.5 Stars*****

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 What an amazing debut novel!!!

This book pushed all my buttons!!! 


The blurb is conclusive enough so I won’t go into further detail. You will get the idea what is going on when you read it. I will just say something about the great job the author did with this book.

As for the worldbuilding… One word: excellent! 


Everything is described with a passion for detail and you just feel the excitement and the dedication of the author to introduce us to the world she created. So, if you are looking for a fantastic, action-packed sci-fi story with lots of emphasis on paranormal elements, burning-the-sheets hot sex, and great characters, don’t look any further. You will get it all in this book.

From the very beginning, you will be thrown right into the action and it felt like being part of the team. Admittedly, I had to write down the names, functions, special abilities and code names of the team members, because they were introduced in quick succession and my old brain could not memorize them, not for the life of me. A few glances at my notepad helped, though and after a short while I had a feeling I would know each member for ages. The story is a well-made combination of thrilling, hot and personal moments and I think it is safe to say that this book will satisfy the needs of everyone.


What was just meant to be a random hook-up for Jamie Callahan

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…in search of some stress-relief on both sides,…

…turns into something both men feel instantly, but are intent on not pursuing any further. Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking about insta-love here (and believe me, I was thanking all my lucky stars for that!), but a connection Jamie and Kyle cannot deny for long when they – albeit involuntarily – meet again as part of the same team. Despite their own principles and the non-fraternization policy of their employer, both men cannot take their hands off each other and what follows is some hot sex and a slow but steady development of deeper feelings.


Jamie has a very complex personality.

I loved his caring-at-the-job, but bossy-in-bed attitude. Kyle found in him the Alpha to his Omega, so to speak, with him being more on the submissive side in bed, but a bad-ass in his job, nonetheless.

Speaking of bed… Boy, can this author write sex scenes!!!

Long, kinky and hot as hell.

Did I mention they were long? As in thirty pages long?

Yes, umm, I counted the pages. And that was just the first one. Thirty pages of hot and kinky sex… I was in book heaven! I said to a friend that this was one of the hottest sex scenes I have ever read and I stick by my word. And that was just one of them…

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The story itself was exceptionally well written

…but the editing could have been a tad better. Umm, I am really not an expert in regards to English grammar and everyone who reads my reviews probably recognizes that in an instant, but I had to read some sentences twice because they just seem to be strung together without the use of any commas, so it was hard for me to understand them immediately. Some words were missing too, but overall, that did not keep me from enjoying this book immensely.

I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel! Highly recommended!

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~Review~ Until You by T.J. Klune~

 

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Until You (At First Sight #3) by T.J. Klune

*****4.5 Stars*****

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I am a huge TJ Klune fan!

I have absolutely loved every single book I have read by this author and when I found out we were getting a novella about Paul and Vince, I did a little happy dance !!

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This little gem did not disappoint.

I laughed my ass off, but I also had to blink away some tears. This book opens with the best scene ever and I will never be able to look at Robocop the same way.

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“Sexy Paul” was the bomb !! I can really understand why Vince loves him so freaking much.

“Whatever,” I said, fighting the urge to flip my hair sexily. “It ain’t no thang. I don’t got no ish, a’ight?”

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But there was also a beautiful wedding with wonderful vows, that made even me and my black heart tear up….sorry Paul.  😛

I am so glad these guys married the shit out of each other !!!

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I loved catching up with everyone and I can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen with Corey/Kori and the sexy professor.

 Thank you TJ for another amazing hit !!

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~Review~ Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters

 

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Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet #1) by Pepper Winters

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~Review~ #FinishLine by Cambria Hebert~

 

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#FinishLine (GearShark #5) by Cambria Hebert

*****4.5 Stars*****

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I was so happy when I found out, that there was gonna be another book in the “Gearshark” series.

This is the fifth book and a continuation of Arrow and Hopper’s relationship, as well as Joey and Lorhaven’s. I know that it has been said that book 3 and 4 should be read before this one, but I don’t agree with that statement. So for those of you who only read MM and have skipped book 3, don’t worry, you can still read this one without getting confused.

Do make sure to read book 4 though! If you haven’t..you should do it right now !!

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I think Arrow and Hopper cover about 70% of this book, then the story switches to Joey and Lorhaven and their POV.

I myself did read all the books in this series and I loved getting a bit more Joey and Lorhaven. Their HEA was very sweet and for those of you who want to know,…yes there is a detailed sex scene. If this really bothers you, just skip this part, but don’t skip this book, because then you will miss out on Hopper and Arrows very deserved HEA.I don’t want to go into many details of what this book is about. So I will be keeping my review a bit vague.


We already know from the last book, that Hopper and Arrow found true love with one another. They didn’t have it easy and the previous book had me crying out loud. This was not the case with this book.

I read most of it, with a huge smile on my face.

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Would this have been their first book, I might have found it a bit too sweet, but damn these boys deserved some freaking sweetness together !! I really think this book took away some of the pain I went through with book 4. They needed it…and I needed it as well. 😀

There are no big dramas in this one. To me, even though there were some hard parts for Hopper, …

…was a total “feel good” book.

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These two really belong together and I am so excited about their HEA


As far as the rest of the book goes…I loved it.

I loved Joey and Lorhaven and I seriously loved their little epilog…It also made me laugh my ass off !! Lorhaven really is the best…

…and the most growly and protective !!

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I hate saying goodbye to this series, but I will be keeping my eye on this author. I loved the “Hashtag” series and I loved “Gearshark”, so …

…I am pretty sure that whatever comes next…I will end up loving it !!!

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