Wednesday, 21 June 2017

⊱✿⊰ ALICIA'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Keeping His Commandments by Elle Keating

Keeping His Commandments by Elle Keating
TITLE: Keeping His Commandments
AUTHOR: Elle Keating
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: June 6, 2017
Desire, lust, love…

You’re not supposed to feel those things for a woman, and you’re definitely not allowed to act on them when you’re a Catholic priest. I had taken vows; vows that I’ve upheld for eight celibate years, and had made a promise to God that I swore I would never break. 

But then I met Eva, my stepmother’s estranged twenty-eight-year-old daughter, and she made me forget who I was. What I was.

I prayed for guidance.

I prayed for the strength not to give into temptation.

My prayers went unanswered…or so I thought.

3 Living Off Guilt Stars

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Eva had a very strict upbringing with her bible bashing bitch of a mother and a father who enabled the abuse. She was bought up being told she was dirty and disgusting, forced to wash in holy water and spend hours on her knees praying for god's forgiveness.

She has not seen her mum or been inside a church for 10 years, until she gets a phone call from a stepfather she didn't even know she had. Eva's life changes when she steps into the confessional at her local church.
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Eva has certain 'needs' when it comes to her sex life and none of her previous boyfriends have been able to meet those 'needs'. Could she get these needs from her new found step-brother who also happens to be a priest.

I watched him loop the belt in his hand. I had never been hit with a belt before, and though I imagined that it would hurt, I wanted that kind of pain.
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Jamie became a catholic priest out of guilt and for self punishment when a tragic event changed his life 8 years ago. Before that he didn't date women he 'Fucked' them, it had surprised him how well he has been able to give that all up and keep his promise to god, that is until Eva walks into his confessional and tells him all her dirty secrets.

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First I have to say that I did not find this book very taboo, maybe because I am not religious so I don't understand that part but even the step-brother part was not taboo as they meet before they even new they were step-siblings. I enjoyed the start of this one it had great promise but I found it started to get over descriptive and slow towards the end and I found myself skimming over most parts. The little 'twist' or 'suspense' moment near the end was good but not enough to pull it back for me. Straight down the middle read for me.

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♕ KAT'S REVIEW ♕ The Watcher by Bella Jewel

The Watcher by Bella Jewel
TITLE: The Watcher 
AUTHOR: Bella Jewel
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: May 30th 2017

Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears comes rushing back with a vengeance
Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth and into each other s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who s watching their every move?
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Heya!! My name is Bella, I'm a new aussie author and I am as crazy as they come. I'm playful, friendly and always up for a chat so stop on by x
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THE WATCHER: Is a standalone ‘Romantic Suspense Novel’ by Bestselling Author Bella Jewel. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' 

The ’Prologue’ sent those cold chills down my back, like an ice cube chilling me to the bone. And from here on in I’m hooked already. 

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By helping a gentleman who had dropped his briefcase, she walked over and helped him pick it up, then BAM he’d held a rag over her nose, before she knew it she was waking up bound in a moving van.

The terror he subjected her to, a deranged man whose one weakness were females beautiful hair, like a kleptomaniac he had to collect locks of hair from his victims and the only way to do that was to scalp them. Bloody scalps were his pretty little trophies in every colour imaginable. 

Through sheer will and survival instinct she managed to get away by slaying the serial killer. 
She’s the one that got away, the girl who survived, thirteen others weren’t so lucky. 

➼ I was suddenly a survivor.
The girl who got away.
The brave one.
The one who got a second chance at life. 

SEVEN YEARS LATER: Marlie left her hometown of Denver seven years ago and is trying to start afresh in a backwoods town working as a waitress. But one phone call has her racing back to where she never wanted to go again.

➼ “I’m the girl who got away.
I’m the girl who slayed the serial killer
I’m the girl who wants to disappear.”

Her sister Kaitlyn is presumed missing, her place is trashed, no sign of her. The police have no leads. The only one person who can help her is the one person she doesn’t want to ask. Kenai Michelson a renowned tracker, the best of the best. 

➼ “ If I go back there, all the monsters I've put to bed will rise up once more.
All the memories, all the nightmares, all the familiar fear and desperation.
They'll all come back."

The hunt for a killer is on!! 

I’ve pretty much read everything this author has released but I’ve got to say this new step she’s taken into this genre is my most favourable from her. It’s the perfect blend of dark and gritty, terror, suspense, nail biting action, throw in a little romance and it covers everything a reader could ever ask for. This had me sitting on the edge of my seat many a time, a game of cat and mouse, Who is ‘The Watcher?’

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Monday, 19 June 2017

♕ KAT'S REVIEW ♕ (ARC) Tycoon by Katy Evans

Tycoon by Katy Evans
TITLE: Tycoon 
AUTHOR: Katy Evans
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 20th, 2017
He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with the Author:
Twitter @authorkatyevans
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TYCOON: is a standalone ‘Romance’ novel by Katy Evans. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ This could even come under the ‘Second Chance’ genre. Also spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' and flits from past to present swiftly. 

Bryn is fast approaching her thirty-first birthday upon her deceased parents department stores going bankrupt she’s been trying without much success to get one hundred thousand dollars funding for her start up venture. 

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Her last resort is Christos the only man with balls big enough to take risks that other banks or companies won’t touch.

➽ I've heard of how much he has changed, how merciless and cold and threatening he has become-no longer the easy going guy he used to be. 

She knew Aaric Christos the boy, back in high-school twelve years ago when he was a mechanic now he’s the most intimidating, ruthless businessman in Manhattan. Even his looks have changed gone is the nondescript boy with the big nose which was the first thing your eyes were drawn to, then his beautiful eyes and sinful lips took second place.

Now he is drop dead gorgeous, all man, the boy she once knew is gone. 

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➽ He called me lips. And ‘Little bit.’ And he wanted me. I wasn’t interested. He left the city with his brother a few years after we met. And that was that. 

One minute he was in her life the next he said goodbye, he left town when his mother was on her deathbed, but not once did he never think about the girl he left behind, wishing that he could make something of himself and be a better man than the boy she knew. 

I’m a sucker for books like this, my guilty pleasure, childhood friends, from friends to lovers. The bad boy turned good. Books like this always hit me in the feels. As soon as I started this I struggled to put it down, the way I was moving through those chapters I expected to see smoke coming out of my ipad combusting with the rate I was reading this. 

➽ He was a little bit too bad, and I was a little bit too good.
He was a demon in the making, and I was still daddy's little angel. 

MY THOUGHTS: I really enjoyed this one and all Katy Evans fans after me will also, the reason why I'm rating this 4 stars and not 5 is that there I was in my happy space loving every single minute spent reading this to reach the end, it just felt unfinished, rushed, so many things left up in the air, unresolved, I needed more, wanted more, questions left unanswered, like a cliffy but this is a standalone, that feeling of frustration of being left hanging but knowing that your questions will never get answered.

* Teasers used in my review are off the authors facebook page *

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Kash (Walk Of Shame 2nd Generation #3) by Victoria Ashley

Kash (Walk Of Shame 2nd Generation #3) by Victoria Ashley 
SERIES: (Walk Of Shame 2nd Generation #3)
AUTHOR: Victoria Ashley
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: June 20th, 2017
My name is Kash Knight and I’m a fucking protector…

It runs deep in me, this need to dedicate myself to a woman and make her feel secure and cared for in every single way. Not just physically, but emotionally.

But when women see my hard body, all they want is for me to pleasure them and give them their ultimate fantasy. I need something more though, someone I can give my heart to.

And when my eyes land on the sassy blonde that seems too busy to put her needs first, I know without a doubt that it’s her I want to take out and show what it feels like to go out with a real man.

To be touched by a real man.

Eden Quinn…

I need a chance for her to see me as something other than just a male fucking stripper– a dirty temptation that knows how to make a whole room of women hot and wet.

Slowly, I begin to work my way in and when I find out she has a son that means more to her than life itself, I want so much more than I ever could’ve fucking imagined.

I want to take care of them and show Eden what it’s like to be safe and protected.

I’m making her mine and nothing is going to stand in my way… not even him.
Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she's not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.

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KASH: Is the third and final instalment in the (Walk of Shame 2nd Generation) series by Victoria Ashley. ☹️

For years Kash has aspired to open up a gym to train guys just like his deceased father and him wanted to do, now it's up to Kash to make that dream a reality, the only way to do that is with fast cash are stripping and MMA fighting. 

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He’s also wanting to settle down and have a family to love, cherish and protect which is Kash's most enduring qualities over all the other walk of shame characters. 

I want to be her safety, the one she can come to when she needs comfort and protection from everything bad in this fucked up world. 

On one of his private stripping parties he meets Eden, the woman captivates him to no end, her beauty astounds him, her sassy mouth intrigues him, she acts as though she doesn’t want to be there, and types on her phone rather than watching him do his thing, before his dance is over she’s out the door. 

Kash can’t stop thinking about her, after one of his MMA wins he heads on over to ‘Sensual Touches’ for a massage and encounters Eden the woman he never expected to see again. What should’ve been a straightforward massage turned into anything but. Kash turned the tables when he flipped her onto the massage table and showed her how a real man should treat a woman, even if it was only just a massage. 

Then again she shocks him when the last place he ever expected to see her was sitting at the bar at the one place he strips ‘Walk of Shame’ from that point onwards things progress between these two fast and furious, Kash knows she's the woman he wants and makes it his mission to get her, unbeknown to either of them he's already met her son and they have a bond no one can break. 

I need a chance for her to see me as something other than just a male fucking stripper - a dirty temptation that knows how to make a whole room of women hot and wet. 

Eden is a solo mother trying to raise her son on limited income with a dead beat ex knight making an appearance throughout the book. 

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“I’ll take whatever you can give me within the next thirty minutes,” he says, his voice deep and sexy. “Honestly, I would’ve been down for begging you at this point and I don’t beg very often. Fuuuck me, keep going, Eden. I like it hard and rough. Don’t fucking take it easy on me.” 

How can a guy getting a massage come across soooooo hot!! 

We briefly reconnect with Slade, Aspen and their newborn son Mason.
Hemy and Onyx with her swollen belly
Cale, Riley and baby Haven
Stone and Sage
Satyx and Meadow 
But then we say goodbye to them when we close that last page in this book. 

I am such a book whore, I flipped and changed my mind between these guys like a crack whore but Kash had stolen my heart by the first few chapters of the book. 
He's just more.. That's the best way to sum him up. I've read all the books this author has published, and have loved each and everyone of them, each book is unique, the characters crawl into your hearts and take up residence, it also helps that each and every cover of hers are hot, being a cover hoe this author has the best covers I've ever seen, the eye candy on those can start up riots on who licked it first, then step into the pages and believe it not you'll be claiming him as your next book boyfriend.

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