Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

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In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.

To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.

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I have been a fan of Ilona Andrews from her Legacies series and for Cat to have her own book I JUMPED!
Catalina Baylor is now head of her house after her sister Nevada married Rogan and since you can’t belong to two houses….Catalina has taken over the role of trying to keep her family afloat by taking on investigation cases, paying bills and keeping her sister in line when she is awoken at 3 am with a distress call to help a young victim off of a ledge of a roof.

Cat has siren magic which means she can make anyone lover her so much they will eventually want pieces of her and she is terrified of, but the young victim on the roof is her friends brother and from there she learns that her friend’s mother and sister were killed. Catalina want’s badly to help her friend find out the mystery behind her friends family murders but when she has a run in with the one man whom she has crushed on for years, the Instagram hottie that everyone loves, and the one person who she can never have because of her magic, all things change.
Alessandro is known as a lot of things, playboy, Count, Instagram famous and hot but Catalina see’s a different side that not many know about..Killer?

Through all the twist and turns of this story, It felt at times that Cat was in over her head and
Alessandro was there to pull her out. There was so much action and plot twist it kept me reading and trying to figure everything out before it was revealed(which I never did). The ending gutted me but it was a great segway into what I assume will be another(or two other) books.

Great world building and story for new and seasoned readers of Ilona’s work!

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Jock Road by Sara Ney(Review Post)

Published September 5, 2019 by bookbesties

 

 


EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL. 

 

Those are Jackson Jennings, Jr’s three mantras. His entire life, he’s been a trained athlete with only one end-game: the Pro’s. No girls. No parties. No alcohol. 
 
EAT. SLEEP. FOOTBALL.
Repeat.  
Every Friday night, Triple J cruises the strip on campus, bored, lonely and conditioned not to party. But the night he meets Charlotte Edmonds on the side of the road, he wonders if his three mantras will ever be enough. 
 
BIG. DUMB. JOCK.
Charlie has no time for Jackson’s antics. Not when he’s stealing her food or teases her to no end, making her tingle in all the right places. But if she’s ever going to have a boyfriend, she’d choose one who isn’t a Neanderthal. One with manners and actual time to spend with her. Not a hulking man-child who cruises the strip at night, in his Big. Dumb. Truck.

 

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I am a Sara Ney fan so I was very excited for this one. Jackson was sweet and rocking that southern twang. Charlie is feisty and funny.  These two together have cute banter. Things happen when you are not looking for it. They both try to fight their attraction but we all know how that usually turns out.

Jackson has it all right now. He is well respected on campus and could have his pick of the women. Only thing is he wants no distractions and the focus is on his football life. What happens when after a chance mtg over a chicken sandwich life starts to take you on a new path. Charlie is starving but cant believe this southern big lug who has taken the food right out of her hand! After a couple more run ins with Jackson and she wants to dislike him but sees her self falling for him. Will Jackson be able to make room for Charlie?

 

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 

 

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This is Love by Natasha Madison(Review Post)

Published September 4, 2019 by bookbesties
From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off series This is…
Vivienne
Never fall in love.
That was my motto, and I was sticking to it.
Having my heart broken once was enough, and I never wanted to do it again.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, the only thing I do.
One rule shouldn’t be so hard to follow, but then I went back for seconds, then thirds. 
After that, I lost count of the number of times I lost myself in his arms. When I wasn’t paying attention, my guard slipped.
 
Mark
They call me Private Mark for a reason – my whole life is a secret. For two yeats, we danced around each other until I got her right where I wanted her…under me. 
Now that I had her, I wasn’t letting her go. I thought we were on the same page. I thought we were building something great. 
Boy, was I ever wrong.
I had no idea that while I was falling in love, she was trying to convince herself we were temporary.
She thought I’d walk away.
She was wrong.
Now it’s time to convince her she wants us too and to show her that the crazy, wild thing we have…
This Is Love.
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This Is Love (This is, #3)This Is Love by Natasha Madison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seasoned Natasha Madison reader alert!
I love a good sports romance and Natasha always delivers. The story line flows and she always delivers strong characters. Mark is this Greek God who plays hockey so win win. Vivienne is funny and feisty and french. The chemistry is so strong between these two that they burn the pages right on my kindle!

Vivienne is the serial dater not wanting to fall in the love trap. Mark has his sights set on the beautiful woman who never called him. Vivienne’s attraction to Mark has her giving in and breaking all her rules. Mark is determined to break down her walls but Vivienne will give him a run for his money. But,  when her past clashes with her present what will she do? Great quick read!  I would give it 20 stars if they would allow!

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How to Catch a Wicked Viscont(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

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A young lady’s tarnished reputation might cost her everything in this first book in the Disreputable Debutantes series. 

Shy, bookish Sophie Brightwell is expected to make an advantageous match to improve her family’s fortunes. However, Sophie’s plans to make a spectacular debut go horribly awry when she and her three closest friends are expelled from a young ladies’ academy for unbecoming conduct. Since the ton will be sure to close their doors on these disgraced debutantes, they determine that unconventional means need to be employed in the husband-hunting market. Rakehells—the beau monde’s wickedest members—might be the only men willing to overlook a young lady’s besmirched reputation.

But how does one catch a rake?

Nate Hastings, the devil-may-care Viscount Malverne, is the older brother of Sophie’s best friend, fellow disgraced debutante Lady Charlotte. When a terribly foxed Nate accidentally compromises Sophie, Charlotte strikes a wicked bargain: in order to avoid a scandal and the parson’s mousetrap, Nate must help Sophie snare a husband. But as Nate fulfills his obligation and begins to instruct the lovely Sophie in the art of luring rakes, he soon finds himself battling his own fierce attraction to her.

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This is the first book in the Disreputable Debutantes series and the first book by this author that I have read.  If the rest of the series is as good as this book I will be a huge fan of both!!   Normally I fall in-love and gush over the characters, while these characters are adorable, it is their story I am over the moon for.  This is such a cute and fun romance!!! From page one to the last punctuation mark this author had me hooked.  The thing that sticks out about this story are the interactions between Sophie and Nate as well as their individual interactions with Charlie and how they all influence the direction of the growing romance.

Sophie Brightwell is certain she has ruined her chance of having a society marriage and saving her family from their financial strife, when late night mischief gets her and her 3 best friends expelled from school and labeled as the Disreputable Debutantes.   Her best friend Lady Charlotte “Charlie” Hastings offers her an opportunity to rejoin society, and try to win over the only men who would be willing to over-look their tarnished reputations.   The only problem with their plan is that Sophie only has eyes for one man, and while he is a rake he is off limits.

Nate Hastings, Viscount Malverncan’t afford to love ANYONE, so he lives a life of alcohol, gambling, and debauchery.  All that ends when his father forces him to move back home and threatens to take everything away if he doesn’t keep his name out of the gossip rags.  When a serious mistake from a night of excessive drinking causes him to make a deal with his sister, Charlie, he is forced to help her best friend find a husband.  Will he be able to keep Sophie at arms-length and help her find a husband or will he succumb to his own desires and claim her for his own?

This was a great start of the series and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series holds.

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Wild Steamy Hookup by Piper Rayne(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

 

He’s the quiet brooding guy who’s
owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it.

I’m the naïve woman who believes
that someday our time will come.

I just didn’t realize that someday
would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my
finger.

If we believed in fate, maybe one
of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded
because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve
become over the years, they’ve never broken.

An annulment seemed like the easy
way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our
Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the
guilt.

We thought it’d be easyHe’s the quiet brooding guy who’s
owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it.

I’m the naïve woman who believes
that someday our time will come.

I just didn’t realize that someday
would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my
finger.

If we believed in fate, maybe one
of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded
because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve
become over the years, they’ve never broken.

An annulment seemed like the easy
way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our
Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the
guilt.

We thought it’d be easy to pretend
to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and
then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.

But nothing is easy when it comes
to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing. to pretend
to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and
then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.

But nothing is easy when it comes
to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing.

 
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First I must say when it comes to this Author there should be more than 5 stars.

The cover is enticing and I love the color scheme. You see it and its warming.  Now when you turn to chapter one Dominic is the first to speak and after the first sentences I knew I was going to have a sleepless night. There is something about these Piper Rayne books that I swear are like a drug and I am happy to have the addiction.! Ok so its book 3 and You have Enzo who was alpha , Carm is a charmer and Dom has been quiet and broody. Dom and Val have had a complicated past and it’s been off and on. There have definitely been some miscommunications and every time they thought it would be their time life would happen. Now present day you have Vegas and drinking with an explosive chemistry between two people and Tadaaa you have a marriage made in heaven. Well….. remember life is not easy and between this Italian families and an Ex husband it will be a long road. Yes I loved Dom he was broody but sweet and spicy. Both him and Val just had beautiful chemistry. The story is a roller coaster with twists. This is raw, relatable and real. My favorite couple of the series and damn ladies you put everything including the kitchen sink in this story lol. Another one click choice because this is romance at its finest!!.

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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.
 
 
 
 
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The Quarterback’s Secret by Kylie King(Review Post)

Published August 27, 2019 by bookbesties

 

 

Zach
Taylor is in his prime. He’s star quarterback of his college and, of course,
all the girls clamor over him. Life is going great for the campus star…that
is, until his best friend’s little sister transfers to the school.
Zach
remembers little Janie Fuller all too well. She’s the same girl who snuck
around with him at night behind her brother’s back, and the same girl who asked
Zach to be her first. 
Zach
doesn’t remember many girls’ names, but he will never forget what he did with
little Janie. Now she’s all grown up, and she knows exactly what she wants: her
brother’s best friend.
Zach
& Janie’s past soon catches up with them, and the secret crush they
harbored years ago returns full force. Neither of them will be able to resist
one another, and their struggle to keep their forbidden affair under wraps will
be much harder than they expected.

 

New author to me but this is a second chance, be others best friend and a sports romance so all of these pulled me in. This is a fast paced story but it’s cute and sweet. Janie has an encounter with her brothers best friend Zach but then he goes off to college. Of course its forbidden to have feelings for his besties sister so he tries to move on. A couple years later and Janie has transferred to her brothers college. Nervous to see Zach again but upset that he ghosted her. Will they be able to move on now that they are both on the same campus?

This is a fast paced read but I definitely enjoyed it. Well balanced characters. Sexy football player who has chemistry with the heroine check. This was a new author to me and I will definitely look forward to reading again from this author.

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Kylie King is a soccer mom by day, and a writer of ridiculously smutty romances by night. She loves reading, swimming, and mixed drinks that include lots of rum.

All of her books are quick and hot, with over-the-top fantasies that probably shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
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Duchess in his Bed(Review Post)

Published August 20, 2019 by bookbesties

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“Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances.”—Washington Post

For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan…

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women’s fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.

A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden’s slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem.

As Selena’s motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future—or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.

Run read alert!!

I could not put this book down!!! Another wonderful tale of the Trewloves and how they find love.  As you all know from my reviews of the previous books in this series I LOVE THIS FAMILY!  I especially love Aiden and this book.  I really hoped Aiden would find a lover who would be perfect for him and Lorraine Heath surely did not disappoint with Selena.

          Aiden Trewlove is one of the bastards who was raised by EttieTrewlove and made a name for himself -in spite of his low up-bringing- by owning and running a notorious “ladies only” club, where women from all walks of life can come and enjoy themselves by whatever means took their fancy. His success has been attributed to his ability to charm the patrons of the club all the while maintaining a strict policy to never get involved with any of them and to NEVER give his heart away. 

        Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, is newly widowed and facing the loss of the financial backing needed to keep her family afloat.  In an attempt to save it all she make a trip to the notorious Elysium Club with the plan to get pregnant and pass the baby off as the heir of her late husband.  Will the gentleman she chooses go along with her scheme and save her family or will they both have a change of heart?

Again I could not put this book down! It is my favorite of the series and I hope you all will love it as much as I do.

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