The Charlotte Chronicles by Jen Frederick – Review!

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Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan’s first love. Nathan was Charlotte’s first everything.

Until they weren’t.

How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it’s over?

How many times does a heart break?

When is enough…..enough?

How long is forever?

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But when I close my eyes, I can see him—and me. I can see me pressed up against the mirror in the bathroom, my hands making starfish prints as I brace myself against his thrusts. I can hear his harsh breathing, his commands to come, come now, Charlotte. There was that passage of time that felt endless when he was between my legs, licking me softly and leisurely as if there wasn’t anything in this world that gave him more pleasure than helping me find my own. I touch myself, but it’s useless. My body wants one thing: Nathan Jackson.

I’m on fire and the ache of want is so acute it’s like a knife in my chest. I’ve had multiple surgeries, chemo treatments, radiation but that’s nothing compared to what I feel now.

Time and distance had dulled my pain and that my desire and love for Nathan had actually started to ease only to be stoked into high, hot flames by his reappearance in my life.

He is the poison and the antidote.

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“I am your shield. Your weapon. Our love will never die.”
Once again – Jen has made my emotions go all over the place with her characters and the story.
The Charlotte Chronicles is a spin-off of her Woodland series – The Jackson boys and Charlotte are the kids of the characters from those books.  And Jen does not disappoint us with this series either.
Charlotte and Nathan are meant to be – since she was born.  Nathan was her protector.  Until he felt that he failed her at the one time she needed protecting most.
“Surviving wasn’t brave.  It was living that was brave.”
Charlotte is one strong cookie – let me tell ya.  Life threw her some nasty obstacles at a young age and yet she tackled everything head on.  She has a great family behind her and a strong mind to see her through the struggles.
My emotions were all over the place with this book.  I found myself loving Nathan one minute, the next absolutely wanting to tear him a new hole to falling back in love with him.
My heart felt every laugh, cry, pain and joy that Charlotte went through.  Charlotte was determined to not let her past dictate her future.  She held onto a belief that she had since a teenager but it never stopped her from moving on with life – just not in love.
“Living without you is merely existing. And it’s impossible.  I’ve tried it for so long.  I’m only half a person.”
Jen’s writing is just beautiful.  She brings life to her words.  I have yet to read a book by her where I have not felt like I was walking right in the characters shoes.  She is able to so gracefully go from one POV to another POV and never lose you in the story.  Everything just flows symmetrically.  The characters interaction with another is so real.  The brothers heckle one another like siblings always do.  And you can sense in their characters as they mature, so does their banter and actions.  Just makes the story so much more real.
Another outstanding series by the amazing Jen Frederick.   I am very excited to see what she brings to us next!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog.  She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at jensfrederick@gmail.com.

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Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

 

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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with Better When He’s Bad. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

 

 

 

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Lies Unspoken by Lisa DeJong – Review!

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I tried hard not to fall for the bad guy.

 

My new roommate, Blake, is a jerk—an unemployed artist with a chip on his shoulder. I can’t stand him unless his hands are on me. He makes me desperate for him, and everything he makes me feel.

 

And then there’s my new boss, Pierce–successful, charming, and extremely good-looking. He goes after what he wants, but what does he see in me?

 

I try to stay away, but I end up in the arms of exactly who I was hiding from. And when I find out what’s being hidden from me, my heart twists in ways it never should.

 

I thought I knew him.

I didn’t.

The way he kissed me.

The way his hands traveled every inch of my skin.

I thought it meant something, but as it turns out, it was all lies unspoken.


Court’s $0.02:

 

 As most of you know, Lisa is one of my favorite romance writers.  I am not a huge romance reader (yes odd considering our blog is mainly romance) but Lisa is one of the very few authors that I will read without even asking what the book is about.  Her writing has always been able to be able to pull at my heart.  And she does that once again with Lies Unspoken.
“Love isn’t defined by what you deserve. It’s about finding that one person you know you can’t live without and never letting them go.”
Lisa had told me at the Vegas signing that this book was going to be nothing like I’ve read from her before.  And wow was I taken by surprise.  I could feel everything in this book.
Lila is thrown off kilter when she has the rug yanked out from under her.  But instead of wallowing in her misery – she decides the best way to move on is to do just that – move!
Being in a new city all by yourself definitely has it’s positives and negatives.  You get to experience everything without someone else’s opinion but you also have no-one to share it with.
“You’re the type of woman that men don’t know they want until they’ve already fallen.  You’re there and then you’re just…..everywhere.”
Lila meets Pierce and Blake and these two couldn’t be more different than night and day.  Pierce is Lila’s new boss and Blake is her friend’s brother and her new roommate.
And if you want to know what happens after that – I am not telling!! LOL
I will say that my heart ached for Lila throughout this whole book.  Lila’s just wants a fresh start and no problems.  But sometimes we don’t get to choose our destiny.
“For what could have been minutes, or maybe hours, I fall back to the heartbroken woman I was months ago.  This time, I have no one to blame but myself. Blake warned me. I didn’t listen. Pierce offered to catch me, but I’d already fallen.”
Pierce and Blake may be two totally different men – but you will want them each for very many different reasons.  And you will find yourself having a love/hate relationship with them both.
The ending – so did not see that coming and I cried – HARD!  I seriously think my heart flopped onto my kindle after reading that.
March 1 can not come quick enough!!!

 

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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

 

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Strayed (Caged #6) by Amber Lynn Natusch – Review!

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Reunited at last, Ruby and Scarlet have tried to mend their fractured relationship. But Scarlet’s unwillingness to share what she did during her three week expedition has Ruby frustrated and Sean seething. When Ruby starts to remember events she never witnessed, it becomes clear that Scarlet’s days of secrecy were far more nefarious than she let on.

As though that weren’t enough, an enigmatic note and key entangle Ruby in an off-the-book murder investigation. Detective Alan Beauchamp will stop at nothing to uncover the truth surrounding the death of his mentor. But when he and Ruby attempt to retrieve the evidence necessary to solve the case, they soon find themselves in the killer’s sights.

With unknown assailants after her and Scarlet’s dark deeds surfacing, can Ruby survive long enough to find a way out of death’s path, or will events already set in motion lead to her ultimate demise?

Court’s $0.02:

HOLY MOTHER FUCKING SHIT – my exact words to Amber when I finished this book.  I am still trying to pick my jaw up from off the floor.
This series just blows me away!!  I absolutely love it and this book just reiterates why!!  If you have not started this series yet – NOW IS THE TIME!!!
Amber holds nothing back in Strayed – it is all out there.  I will say nothing more than that though.  You must read to see what I mean.
“All was right with the world, if only for that moment. And that was where I choose to live – in the moment – because in a life like mine, one could never be too certain when the moments would end.”
Ruby and Scarlet are trying to come to terms with one another.  But secrets will always cause problems if they are not disclosed.  But what if sometimes those secrets will cause more harm than good if they are let out??
Ruby is dealing with having new roommates and trying to move forward with her life all the while shit always seems to find her.  Her CF list always to seem to be added to – nothing ever taken away.
And just when she Ruby thinks she has all the answers – another twist is thrown into the whole mix.  Things never are as they seem.  Ruby has so many people in her life – she is never sure where to turn or who to really trust.
This story will pull at you. Have you guessing at every corner.  Amber does a phenomenal job at keeping you on your toes the entire ride.  You will be gasping, shaking your head in disbelief, finding yourself going “WTF!!”, and just sheer shock and awe as you read.  You will get answers to questions that have lingered, but in true Amber Natusch fashion – those answers will just cause you have to more questions!!
There are so many great surprises in this book.  I found myself elated at some and others just pure shock.  You will absolutely love this book in the series.  I truly believe this is my favorite one!!
These characters have all grown on me.  I really enjoy reading the banter between all the characters.  It just gives you a stronger connection to not just the story, but the characters themselves.  You truly feel what they are feeling.
“By realizing that who you are is not defined by what you’ve done.”
Amber – you have done it once again – given me what I wanted and left me wanting even more!  BRA-FUCKING-O!!!!
Go buy this book NOW!!!  You are absolutely insane not to!

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Hollywood & Vine by Olivia Evans – Happy Release Day!

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SynopsisIn the land of Hollywood, bright lights cover lies, truths hide in shadows, and the lives of the rich and famous are illusions created by smoke and mirrors.

When costume designer Josie Bane first lays eyes on Anders Ellis, she hates him instantly. Conceited and arrogant, he’s the epitome of a Hollywood playboy. So it’s much to Josie’s dismay when he becomes the star of her sexual fantasies.

Never expecting to see him again, she gives in to her desires for a night she’ll never forget. However, Josie soon learns that life is full of surprises. When their paths cross again, sparks fly. With three little words, Anders changes everything.

He’s after one thing.

She refuses to give it to him… again.

When Josie realizes she’s falling for a man that will never let her in but refuses to let her go, she must decide if the risk is worth the reward.

With a relationship shrouded in secrets and outside forces poised to tear them apart, did they ever stand a chance? Before the smoke clears and the curtain falls, Josie and Anders must distinguish between what’s fact and what’s fiction in a place where the truth is never black and white.

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AboutTheAuthorOlivia Evans is a dreamer by day, writer by night. She’s obsessed with music and loves discovering new bands. Traveling the world and watching the sun set in every time zone sounds like heaven to her. A true Gemini, she follows her heart blindly and lives life to the fullest with her husband, son, and friends. Her other loves are: Chuck Taylors, Doc Martens, concert tees, gangster movies, sports, wine, craft beer and her shih tzu’s.

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Frozen by L.A. Casey – Happy Release Day!

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Title: Frozen
Author: L.A. Casey

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Neala Clarke is a woman of her word, when she gives you it, expect her to deliver. Neala gave her niece Charli her word that she would get her a doll for Christmas. Never mind that there is only one week until Christmas and everywhere that stocked toys is practically sold out. Neala gave her word that she would get that doll for Charli, so she will move mountains to make it happen.

Darcy Hart is a people pleaser, when he is asked last minute for a doll by his adorable six year old nephew Dustin, he of course, says yes. However, Darcy faces a dilemma, the particular doll he needs is sold out everywhere. Darcy makes one last attempt to get the doll at a local toy store, and finds out they have only one left in stock, but he also finds out he is not the only person interested in claiming the doll.

Neala and Darcy go way back, playing in each other’s play pens kind of way back. They are not friends, more like mortal enemies, and both of them wanting a single doll was the start of a series of events that no one could have predicted, not even Father Christmas himself.

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I snarled, “Give me the doll. Now!”

Darcy had the box against his chest with both hands on it. His fingers tapped against the box while a smug smile stretched across his face.

He glanced to the snowmen gathered around my feet and teased, “You’ve got to watch your step, sweetheart.”

I blew out a frustrated breath. “I swear if you don’t give me that bloody doll I’ll-“

“You’ll what?” Darcy cut me off, his smug smile still in place on his handsome face.

Damn him.

“I’ll shove me foot so far up your arse you’ll need a surgeon to remove it.”

Darcy’s eyes widened. “You’re a foot shorter than me, and at least fifty pounds lighter. You’re a tiny little thing, Neala Girl. I’m not scared of you. You can’t hurt me.”

Wrong.

He was so wrong.

“I can hurt you, and I will unless you give me the doll.”

Darcy raised an eyebrow and snorted. “How about… no.”

Bastard!

I curled my lip into a sadistic grin. “Okay, you asked for it.”

Darcy shook his head at me and moved forward so he could brush by me. “I don’t have time for- What the hell?”

When Darcy was close enough to do so I manoeuvred my body behind his, hooked my arms around his chest and searched for his nipples with my hands. When I found them, I grabbed them between my index fingers and thumbs and pinched.

“Me nipples, let go of me nipples!” Darcy cried.

I growled and tweaked his nipples a little harder. “Let go of the doll, and I’ll let go of your nipples.”

Wow.

There’s a sentence I never thought I’d hear myself say.

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L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty two year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her four and half year old (the half is apparently vital) beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

Her first novel, Dominic, was released on March 17th, 2014, and on March 21st, 2014, it became an international Amazon bestseller.

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