Review of “Innocent Lies”, by Chris Collett

Another great book by Chris Collett. I love DI Mariner. His perseverance while working on a case is what gets the results needed to find the person responsible for the crimes he is working to solve. His loner personality works for him at times, but can also work against him. His working relationship with Tony Knox is a little odd at first, but after working their first case together, and living together, they are comfortable with each other and could be considered friends, although neither one of them would admit that.

The disappearance of two very different teenagers brings the station into a lot of turmoil. With an Acting Detective Chief Inspector who wants the job permanently and a prominent families daughter missing and the son of an acquaintance from repeated domestic violence calls missing, DI Mariner really needs a break. Tony Fisk has regained his Detectives shield back, but has to work through his personal life if he wants to enjoy doing this work.

This story had me guessing a lot about what happened and who the culprit was. I was completely taken by surprise to find out who the bad guy was in this story. Great job of keeping the reader guessing and the suspense going in this story. I love a a great story that I cannot figure out who the suspect is right off. I love the challenge of guessing, but I want to be surprised and Chris Collett does that with the twists and turns that she puts in her stories.

I loved this story as much as I did “Deadly Lies”, by Chris Collett. I look forward to more stories about DI Mariner and Tony Knox.

Review of “Thirty Days of Shame”, by Ginger Talbot @HGRomanceDeals

WOW! Great Read!! This is a dark book, but it is written very well. It was an emotional roller coaster to read. I was angry, sad, disgusted, and happy at times through this read. I read “Thirty Days of Pain” first to get an idea of the rest of the story, and both had me hating to put the book down.

Sergei is a damaged young man who’s only thoughts in life are revenge for his pain and treatment as a boy. He wants to make sure that everyone involved pays for the pain and torture that he and his brother and his friends from childhood went through.

Willow is a young woman who is born into a family that makes their money off of others pain. She is a pawn in Sergei’s revenge, until he has her and realizes that she is the only person who can keep the darkness at bay.

Can Willow help Sergei heal? Will Sergei destroy Willow? I will have to wait until January to find out if they will ever be able to be happy. I look forward to reading more of their story. I enjoyed both “Thirty Days of Pain” and “Thirty Days of Shame”, they were great reads.

All of the characters in this story make you want to learn more about them and see how things will work out for them.

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Title: The Plan
An Off-Limits Romance Standalone
Author: Ella James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 27, 2017

You’ve heard this story before. Woman feels her biological clock ticking and gets someone to knock her up.
Not for love, for baby.
Crazy, right?
That’s what I thought.
Then I found out my fiancé had a vasectomy. The life I thought I had? Nope. Suddenly I’m 33, and I don’t even have a kissing buddy.
When my mom’s health takes a turn and I wind up back in my hometown of Fate, Alabama, I tell myself to leave things up to…well, you know.
Then I see Gabriel McKellan. He’s Fate’s most famous son, a bestselling author who is beautiful, complicated, and living just below me. In addition to his plus-sized brain, Gabe’s well-endowed in other ways, and great in bed to boot. I would know. He’s my ex husband.
When I suggest The Plan, I don’t imagine that he’ll take the bait. It’s been ten years, and we don’t work. But Fate has other plans for both of us.

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Review of “Shaded Love”, by Christiane Serruya

A short read as a prequel to “Love Painted in Red”. A story about a young girl who falls in love with a young man that her father doesn’t  approve of. She gets pregnant and wants to tell her father, but she is afraid because her father is a man that has to have control of his life and his family.

Eva May is only 19 years old, but she’s pregnant and wants to marry her babies father, whom she loves. She believes he is the only man for her and doesn’t want to upset her father, but she doesn’t think that she can walk away from her love and give up her child. After losing her mother recently, she feels that her life is moving on for the better. Eva May decides that she can’t walk away from her new life, so she walks away from her father and her family instead. Did she make the right choice? Will her choice cost her everything?

I liked the way this story was written. I know it was a prequel, but it not only set up the next story “Love Painted in Red”, it also had you wanting to read the next story to see what was going to happen.



WWW Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – What I am reading this week.

The three W’s are:

What have you finished reading?  I just finished reading Hushed Torment, by Bella Jewel


I loved this book. A beautiful love story between two very different people, but they work very well together.



What are you currently reading? I am just getting started on On Her Guard, by Skyla Madi

On Her Guard


What will you read next? I will start The Plan, by Ella James once I finish reading On Her Guard.

The Plan

ARC Review of “The Heart of the Matter”, by P Nelson @HGRomanceDeals

Eric is a Dom without a permanent sub. He’s interested in Lilith, and has played with her and her Dom, Gaige, but she is really only interested in Master Gaige. Eric is approached by Calla, the resident shrink at The Cage, and asked to train a new sub who wants to get into the life style. Eric reluctantly agrees to train her, but only because Calla pretty much badgered him into it.

Elizabeth wants to get into the BDSM lifestyle and worked two jobs and saved her money to gain the membership for herself and her boyfriend, Jerry. They joined The Cage as a couple to go through the Dom/sub training, but Jerry decided he wanted a sexier looking sub to work with, so he broke up with Elizabeth . What he didn’t know was that as a single Dom, he would go through a different training, and it would not be with a sub.

Elizabeth is paired up with Eric for a month of training. The training is going well and they are beginning to make a connection and find a good place in their pairing, until Jerry decides he wants Elizabeth back and threatens everything in her world. This threat creates a train reaction of events that could end in a real tragedy, and it could also ruin the relationship that is building between Elizabeth and Eric.

This book kept me wanting to turn the pages. The twists in the book kept me from wanting to put the book down. I hated for it to end though. I enjoyed reading Elizabeth and Eric’s story. I love a man with a deep voice, and when Elizabeth described Eric’s voice and how it made her shiver, I was hooked. The characters in this story and series are great. The fact that they are like a family and help each other out is great.

The men in this series are Hot Alpha’s who take care of the women they love and will go to any length to make sure that they are safe. If they fail, it would crush them. I give this story a 4.5 star rating.


Review of “Hushed Torment”, by Bella Jewel @GiveMeBooksBlog @BellaJewel73

I loved this book. Amalie is a strong girl who puts herself through a lot of torment after an accident takes her hearing and the freedom of her then boyfriend Caiden. Amalie takes the burden of the accident on herself and feels that she does not deserve any happiness or good in her life. Caiden plays this as much as he can with Amalie. He is a manipulator and knows all of the buttons to push with Amalie to upset her and break her down.

Music is Amalie’s escape from her torment and she gets an offer to tour and play with a Country singer, Scarlett. She finds herself in more trouble because Scarlett’s ex-boyfriend is out to hurt them both. Amalie and Scarlett are being protected by the Iron Fury MC after they were attacked by Treyton, Scarlett’s ex. Amalie meets Malakai, the president of Iron Fury, and they both feel an attraction to each other quickly.

I read this book pretty quickly. The pages turned easily and quickly, too quickly. I hated for the book to end, but I was pleased with the ending. I think I need to go and read “Whiskey Burning” now. I want to read all of Maverick and Scarlett’s story. Great Job, I give this book a 5 star rating. A beautiful love story between two very different people.

ARC Review of “A Hero’s Honor: Resolution Ranch – Book 1”, by Tessa Layne @HGRomanceDeals @TessaMLane

Travis Kincaid is a rigid man who has to have control and a firm routine in order to get through his days. He returns home, leaving the Navy after a mission that went south, and becomes the Police Chief of Prairie, Kansas. His last mission in the Navy was hard and leaves him scarred. Returning to the ranch he was raised on and wants restore it to and start ranching again, but he can’t do it alone. He is a kind man who cares about the people of his small town.He feels as though he has failed his small town when a tornado tears through the town and destroys a large part of the downtown.

Elaine Ryder, is a single mom who is working two jobs to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. She has a past that she is ashamed of and is trying to overcome while raising her 7 year old son, Dax. The tornado devastated Prairie, but the fear that it causes Dax has made him change. The once fun loving little boy has become a quiet scared little boy who has withdrawn into himself.

This book hits a lot of hard subjects and they are handled really well in the story. The characters are scarred, but they are strong and very likable.

I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the next one in the series when it comes out. I think I need to go back and read Tessa’s “Prairie Heat” series now.

The Hero’s in this series are strong, rugged, sexy, and very Alpha. If you enjoy a story about a Military Hero who is finding his way outside of the service to his country, and a strong woman who has had her share of pain come together to help each other heal, then you should read this book.


Title: Hushed Torment
Series: Iron Fury MC #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017

One accident changed my life.
One single second changed everything for me.
In one terrifying moment, everything I knew was gone.
Music is the only thing that keeps me holding on.
When the opportunity arises for me to tour with country music star, Scarlett Belle, I take it.
An escape.
A chance. 
Only it isn’t enough to lift the shadows of my past.
And when I meet him, dangerous and different, I can’t turn away.
He is forbidden to me.
The President of a Motorcycle Club.
A man who could bring noise back into my soundless world.
But the shadows of my past haunt me.
They linger like a dark nightmare, reminding me that we can never be.
Because my sins are far too heavy.
And my mind far too broken.
Music is the only escape I can allow into my life.
The only one that I will let seep through my hungry veins.
But he’s always there.
And he’s persistent.
But if he knew what I kept behind closed doors…no.
I must continue my life just the way it is.
Without him.
Breathing in my nightmare.
Living in my Hushed Torment.

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Review of “Mr. Control”, by Maya Hughs @GiveMeBooksBlog @mhugheswrites

Rhys is a single father who is very rich, and philanthropic. He has a daughter, Esme, who is six years old and doesn’t speak to anyone but her father due to a tragedy when she was younger. She sees Melanie and walks up to her and speaks. Melanie doesn’t know how important this is until she meets Rhys and tells him how she met Esme.

Melanie is a single woman working in a diner barely making it. She lives with a waitress that she works with, but she doesn’t have her own room, she sleeps on the couch. The roommate has a boyfriend who is creepy and is always watching Melanie sleep.

Fate and a little girl brought these two together.

This story was a great read. I really liked Rhys and Mel, they are both very strong personalities with their own baggage, but they don’t bring it into their relationship too much. They both deal with it on their own and then as they get to know each other well enough and realize that they are worthy of love, and to have someone beside them to bring out their strengths, they share their past with each other and it helps to make their relationship stronger.

They have some trials and tribulations along the way, and they need to learn trust, but in the end they find their way and become a family.

Definitely a different kind of billionaire  and single father falls for a regular girl and nanny book. Good read. It made me cry in a few places due to circumstances in their lives, but I really liked the book. I read it in one day and didn’t want it to end. If you enjoy a story about life, love, and forever, with some angst thrown in, then Mr. Control is a great choice.