Phantom Heartstrings by Felicia Lynn

Title: Phantom Heartstrings
Series: Heartstrings #3
 Author: Felicia Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: September 1, 2015
Blurb
Love comes easy to some. It came easy to me. Loving him was never an issue. Appreciating him was as easy as breathing. Years of living a life of what others viewed as perfection gave me the security I thought was most valuable.

My marriage to Drake is symbolic of what others fight for, yet living in the glass house of perfection is the biggest challenge of my life. Life isn’t always what it seems. People change. Everyone has demons they fight and fighting them in secret to avoid letting others down takes its toll.

Love came easy but maintaining it is a whole different game. I thought the happily ever after would be the end of the story. That wasn’t the case. There’s so much more. It’s only so long before the glass house of perfection is clouded with buried secrets.

Can we overcome this and get back to a place of true happiness, or will I always feel like I’m perfecting my acting skills to save face? Can I ever find the ending to this fairy tale life I wanted so despera

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Excerpt

“So, what are we doing today?” As much as I love and want to have this conversation. There’s absolutely NO WAY I can do it with her on my lap. My cock is getting harder by the second.

“Babe, don’t take this the wrong way. I fucking love you sitting on my lap like this but it’s been a long time since your little bit of happiness has been near my boys, and if you don’t get off me, I won’t be responsible for what happens. Long showers only help so much, you know what I mean?” Her cheeks turn pink and she looks down at her lap where she’s sitting noticing my very ready cock, rising between us.

She laughs. “Oh…morning wood!” she stutters out, making fun of me. I grab her, flipping her over onto her back pinning her beneath me.

“No, not morning wood, babe. I’m not twelve. This is thirty –two year old, haven’t had my cock inside my wife in over two months wood.” I press myself onto her body showing her how hard I am and it gets her attention quickly. She blinks quickly waiting to see my next move, but I promised myself I’d let her be the one to make the first move, when she’s ready. So I know I need to get some space between us. “Now, you stay here, where you’re safe from my ravishing and I’ll be right back.”

I run off to the bathroom, closing the door to prevent myself from sneaking a peek at my near naked wife lying in bed after I pinned her, ready to fuck her into tomorrow. Shit. Get yourself together, asshole. I walk over to the sink splashing cold water on my face and take a few deep breaths while trying to think of anything else. I grab my cock and it’s still rock solid. I don’t have time to jump in the shower and jack off, so my only other solution is to go back out there and deal with it. It’s not like it won’t get hard again anyways. Seeing her lying there.I walk back to the bedroom attempting to disguise the damn elephant in the room, while in my head I’m doing very dirty things to her. She watches me as I walk back into the room, still smiling, clearly attempting to mask her laughter. I sit on the bed, leaving a vast amount of space between us.

Author Bio

Felicia Lynn is a transplanted Florida girl, born and raised, who lives just north of Atlanta, GA with her husband, daughter and cat. She spends most of her days holed up in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and her laptop, writing about the characters that live in her head. When she’s not writing you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends! She loves reading, taking long walks, chatting with her Facebook family, and listening to music, especially live music. A self-declared lover of all things baseball, she is obsessed with every aspect of the game!!!

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I Am The Alpha by A.J. Downey & Ryan Kells

Book: I Am The Alpha

Series: The Moon Forged Trilogy: Book 1

Authors: A.J. Downey & Ryan Kells
Release Date: 8/4/2015


Blurb

The pack has ruled over its territory, the wilds of Washington, for a generation, but that has all crumbled with the murder of the Alpha. William Reese is determined he will heal the pack by taking leadership, but in doing so he pits himself against enemies he may not be able to beat.

Chloe has been pulled from her home and thrust into a world she never knew existed, a world her father was careful to keep hidden from her. She is now threatened with a gruesome death by terrifying creatures from legend. 


Somehow William and Chloe must find a way to work together to stay alive against the forces determined to see them dead.
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REVIEW

This is a kind of new genre of book for me, it’s not my usual read. I did enjoy reading it although it did take me a little while to get into the story.

The two main characters are great, fierce and strong given the circumstances.

The writing is really good and it is sometimes difficult to tell the authors apart. The entire book works well as a whole.

I give it 4 Stars and would definitely recommend it.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Author A.J. Downey 

 
A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA Native.
She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine.
She has lived many places and done many things though mostly through her own imagination… An avid reader all of her life it’s now her turn to try and give back a little, entertaining as she has been entertained. She lives in a small house in a small neighborhood with a larger than life fiancé and one cat.
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Author Ryan Kells

A California native and avid reader, for Ryan, making the transition from reader to writer was simply the next logical evolution. 

He enjoys a number of genres from paranormal suspense to dystopian post-apocalyptic. All of his work contains a romantic spin with a decidedly erotic flair.

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New Release – Quarter Mile Hearts by Jenny Siegel

Title: Quarter Mile Hearts: An American Muscle Novel

Author: Jenny Siegel

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 7, 2015
 

Following an accident injuring her dad, twenty-four year old Leigh Storm returns home to the town she was once so desperate to escape.
 
It is only a matter of hours before she runs into Max ‘Manwhore‘ Morgan. Dark eyed and dangerous to her heart, he is the very last person she wants to see. It might have been four years since she saw him last, but there’s no denying the chemistry between them is as potent as ever. Max makes it clear he isn’t about to let her run again, even if he is the one thing Leigh vowed to herself she would never date: a street racer.
 
After racing tore apart her own family and left a path of destruction in its wake, Leigh decided long ago that it is not the life she wants for herself. But when a wager gone wrong threatens her dad’s livelihood, Leigh must go against everything she believes in.
 

This time there’s more at stake on the quarter mile than just the family business – She’s risking her heart as well.

Review

Leigh and Max are great together, their chemistry is undeniable. I loved their love/hate relationship at the start and then seeing their relationship develop further really held my interest in the book. The other supporting characters are great too, Beth and Aaron are really cute together and I would have liked to have heard more about Leigh’s Dad.

Overall, the story line is great. I really liked reading about these characters, with a few more details this book would have been a five star but after reading, it has left me with a lot of questions.

A quick, enjoyable read!
4 Stars

Jenny Siegel writes new adult romance. When she’s not writing (or entertaining two little terrors) Jenny is glued to her Kindle, or plotting (also known as daydreaming) about hot tattooed heroes that will sweep a girl off her feet.

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The Allure of Julian LeFray by R.S. Grey

  
Synopsis

From: JosephineKeller@LLDesigns.com

To: LilyNBlack@gmail.com

Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!

Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT’s “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.
I GOT A JOB!
As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.
I know what you’re thinking- “But Jo, what’s the problem?”
Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.
Lord, help us all…
XO,
Jo

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My review.
This is another five star read for me. I loved this! It was a great read, the story worked really well and it was easy for me to imagine the scenes playing in my head. 

The two main characters are brilliant and their chemistry is hot! Jo is a fashion blogger and Julian is looking after his sisters fashion company whiles she’s away and sparks fly when meet at a fashion event.

This was the first book I’d read of R.S. Grey’s and it definitely won’t be the last. If her other books are as good as this I’m going to be one happy girl 🙂 

A definite 5 Stars!! Highly recommended.
Justine x 

Love Collides by L.A. Cotton

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Title: Love Collides (Fate’s Love Book 3)

Author: L.A. Cotton

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary

Release: June 30th

Tour Dates: July 13th – July 19th

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 photo LC Synopsis HTML_zpsuhs53pow.jpgStaci Jameson is independent to a fault. But after growing up in the shadow of an overprotective family, and being let down by the only person that promised to always be there for her, Staci locked away her heart and vowed only to rely on herself.

Until a tall dark and sexy-as-sin player reawakens something inside of her.

Kade Ford knows what some people will do in the name of love, and it isn’t all hearts and flowers. It’s the reason he isn’t looking to settle down. Ever. Instead, he plays the field and never gets too close.

Until a tiny blonde firecracker barrels her way into his life and leaves him wanting more.

What starts as a one-night stand turned friends-with-benefits arrangement begins to blur into something neither of them saw coming—or wanted. And when secrets from their pasts catch up with them, the very thing that they are both running from might just be the thing that they need the most. Will Staci and Kade turn to each other or will they let their pasts define their future?

Sometimes two people don’t just come together…they collide.

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This is book three of the Fate’s Love Series, it can be read as a standalone but does reference characters from the previous books.

We meet Staci Jameson and Kate Ford after a drunken one night stand. Skip ahead two years were they meet again at a mutual friends wedding. Sparks fly and temptation is too much to resist.

Both lead characters have interesting past stories that are full of emotions that many people can relate to. I will admit, I may have shed a tear or two.

The overall story is great. I really enjoy reading about these two characters. It was slightly frustrating in some parts but in a good way, the frustration just added to the story even more. It was a great ending to the series and I can’t wait to see what the author does next.

4 Stars

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Fate’s Love (Fate’s Love Book 1)

Synopsis

“When you meet that one person in the world meant for you… you should hold onto them.”

Olivia Bannon walked away.

Twice.

When 17-year-old Livy meets Ethan, she can’t deny their inexplicable connection. Lost in his dark, intense eyes and smile-to-die-for, Livy never thought she would feel like this. It almost makes her want to break her childhood vow, but Livy knows happily ever after is just an illusion, and despite her heart wanting Ethan, her head is telling her to stick with the plan. The one that doesn’t include falling in love. Period.

Eight years later, Livy finds herself back in her hometown. After the way she left things, the last time they were together, Livy is anxious about seeing Ethan again. It shouldn’t come as a shock to discover he has finally moved on—but it hurts. A lot. Accepting that she will never get the chance to put things right isn’t easy, but it’s not until life comes crashing down around her that Livy realizes what she could’ve had. Left broken, alone, and depressed, only one person can pull her out—the guy she thought she’d pushed away one too many times.

Livy has finally realized that you can’t fight fate… Some things are just meant to be. Is this finally her time to get it right, or has Livy missed her last chance with Ethan?

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Love’s Spark (Fate’s Love Book 2)

Synopsis

Twenty-four year old Sharn Macer has spent the last six years looking for love….for that spark. She’s failing miserably. After a life changing break up forces her back to her broken home, and into a string of dating disasters, Sharn decides it’s time to hang up her heels and take a break from guys.

She didn’t expect to find the spark… with the quiet guy from her past.

Keefer Smith likes to keep to himself, always has and probably always will. He doesn’t have time to date, not when he’s constantly worrying about what state he’ll find his father in. Lucky for him, he does have one thing going for him; baseball.

He didn’t expect to want more… with the girl he once watched from afar.

Back in high school, Sharn would never have looked twice at someone like him, and Keefer would’ve never stood a chance with someone like her. But six years is a long time, and when they find themselves placed in charge of seventeen ninth graders they soon realize they might not be as different as they think. The chemistry is right, even if the timing is all wrong.

Sparks will fly, but will they spark love?

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Swoon worthy and heart stopping New Adult Romance.
L.A is author of the Fate’s Love Series and Chastity Falls Series. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L. A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Bright Side by Kim Holden

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Bright Side by Kim Holden

Synopsis:
Secrets.
Everyone has one.
Some are bigger than others.
And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

They both feel it.
But they each have a reason to fight it.
They each have a secret.

And when secrets are revealed,
Some will heal you …
And some will end you.

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I don’t even know where to start with this…

Bright Side broke me!
Literally broke me in to a million pieces – in a good way, of course! – I’ve never had a book stick in my mind or heart ever. Until this.

I couldn’t even think about reading anything else. It took me about two weeks to pick up another book and even that was a struggle to concentrate on something else.

The life of Kate Sedgwick ‘Bright Side’ involved living life to the fullest, loving with your whole heart and not caring about what anybody else thinks, oh, and being a coffee addict 😉

This book is full of everything. Love, laughter, heartbreak, secrecy, you name it and it’s in there. It’s written in the PoV of a young girl and I think it comes across really well and relatable. Everyone in life goes through some kind of struggle, myself included but reading this book made me think about things in a different perspective. It’s a highly emotional read but it is one I would extremely recommend!!

DO EPIC!!

5 Stars

Justine x

Twisted Bond by Emma Hart

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Synopsis:

“I’m an Italian-Texan woman in a family full of cops. I’m passionate and shoot before I think. You only f*ck with me if you’re stupid.”

Photograph cheating spouses. Hand over the evidence. Cash my check.

That was my plan when I returned home to Holly Woods, Texas, and became a private investigator.

Finding the dead body in my dumpster? Yeah… Given the choice, I think I would have opted out of that little discovery, especially since all three of my brothers are cops. And my Italian grandmother is sure the reason I’m single is because of my job.

Of course, my connection to the victim is entirely coincidental. Until I’m hired by her husband to investigate her murder and shoved bang-smack into the path of Detective Drake Nash. My nemesis, a persistent pain in my ass, and one hell of a sexy son of a bitch.

Shame he still holds a grudge from that time I shot him in the foot twelve years ago, or we could have something. In another life.

So now all I have to do is avoid my nonna’s blind dates, try not to blackmail my brothers into giving me confidential police files, and absolutely do not point my gun at Drake Nash. Or kiss him. Or jump his bones.

All while I hunt down the killer.

Sounds totally simple—until a second body proves that sometimes things that start as coincidences don’t always end up that way…

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Okay, first off let me say that I loved this book from start to finish.

Noelle is the female lead. She is so badass it’s unreal. I want her to be my new best friend!! She’s hilarious, flirty, fiercely independent and has a sweet tooth for cup cakes. She has three brothers all of whom are cops and an ex cop for a father. There is are great bond between the entire family including their grandmother, their Nonna. She is highly inappropriate but so hilarious!

Then there’s Drake. He’s hot! What more do you need? :p

I really enjoyed reading Twisted Bond, it sucked me right in from the first page. It has an interesting storyline that has you second guessing everything. The chemistry between the two leads is exciting and just when you think something is about to happen with them, the opposite happens. Their entire relationship keeps the story alive. I love it!

I definitely can’t wait to read more of this series.

I have given this book 5 Stars and would highly recommend it to anyone!! 🙂

Justine x