ARC Review – Landon (FBI Brotherhood Book #3) by Bry Ann

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It started as a case.
As the most lighthearted member of my team, I was put in charge of watching over the healing, cynical survivor of a sex trafficking ring.
She’s the key to unlocking this case. The key to putting the monsters that hurt her and so many others behind bars.
Until she becomes more.
She always asks me what the hell I want from her.
The answer is simple. I tell her every day.
I just want to see her smile.
𝑀𝑒𝑒𝑡 𝐸𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐿𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑐, 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦.

Trigger warning: This book deals with extremely sensitive subject matter.

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A story of finding your way back from a tragedy and finding your new normal.

Landon is assigned to Essie after she has been saved and helped to escape a sex trafficking ring. The problem is that she lost herself in the process and Landon has been tasked with trying to get information from her so that the FBI can take out the sex trafficking ring completely.

If you’ve read any of Bry Ann’s Roses & Thorns, FBI Brotherhood Series, or the Shattered Duet, then you know about Essie (Tammie) and how her life was changed and what caused her to lose herself. If you have not read any of these books, I highly suggest you read them. You will never be the same again after you’ve read them.

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I loved how Landon was so gentle with Essie, yet stern when he needed to be, and how Essie began to trust and look forward to his visits. Landon has not had an easy life, although in a different way than Essie’s. My favorite quote from this story is from the Epilogue “His words don’t bother me, because I am a genius. I am a survivor. I am a fiancé, and a friend, and a makeup artist. I am all of those things. But none of them define me. Because before all of those, I’m simply Essie Tammy Taylor”. This statement shows how far Essie has come after her tragedy and how Landon helped her to achieve this mind set. My favorite part of this statement though is, “I am a survivor”.

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Bry Ann writes such tragic stories in such a beautiful way. I devoured this book in one day and actually lost track of time while I was reading it. That seems to happen a lot when I read her books.

I give this story a 5-star review and cannot recommend it enough. One thing I will say is, make sure you have the tissues nearby and know that there can be triggers in this story.

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Review of – Disgraceful by Autumn Grey @GiveMeBooksPR and @AutumnGrey26

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Grace and Sol will have to find themselves before they can find their futures. This story was full of angst, confusion, and hearts that are being pulled in different directions.

I enjoyed this story but was not happy about the ending. A cliff hanger if ever there was one. Grace is torn between two guys and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Levi makes her happy and his touch makes her heart race. Sol has always made her stomach flip flop and her love has never diminished even with their separation and distance from each other.

The characters in this book are young but full of life and dreams. When Sol returns from his last ministry with the determination of getting Grace back, their lives will change and there is no going back after Levi finds Grace kissing Sol.

I give this story a 4-star review and recommend this series to readers who like YA, love triangles, and angsty love stories. I am anxious for the next book in the series to come out so that I can find out what is going to happen to all of these characters.

 

Release Boost – The Assignment by S. Nelson @GiveMeBooksPR and @authorsnelson1

Title: The Assignment
Series: Massey Security Duet #1
Author: S. Nelson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 20, 2019
Blurb

Wallowing in grief for too long can be hazardous. It’s why I allowed my brother to talk me into accepting a new client.
Our security firm needed the money, and the endorsement from a famous director could steer our company to new heights.

Then his daughter walked in, the woman I’d be assigned to, and I knew I’d made a huge mistake. 

She was a spoiled socialite who only cared about herself.
She pushed every button I had, frayed every last nerve.
I said things I wasn’t proud of.
I pushed the boundaries of propriety.
But how else was I supposed to protect her from the threats against her family when she insisted on being reckless?

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S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active
imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until 2013.

Her passion to create was overwhelming, and within a few months she’d written
her first novel, Stolen Fate. When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the
many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as
much as she can.

She lives in the Northeast with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever
changing seasons.

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Release and Review – Scarlet Mark by Lexi C. Foss

Title: Scarlet Mark
Series: Cavalieri Della Morte
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2019
Cover Design: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art
Deceit requires punishment.
But what happens when the mark is innocent?
Killian “Dagger” Bedivere
My latest assignment has evolved into a game of deciphering whom to trust—the renowned politician who hired the Cavalieri Della Morte, or the runaway bride?
She’s gorgeous, conniving, and everything I crave in a woman.
She’s also my target.
Rule number one: Never fall for the mark.
Rule number two: Fuck rule number one.
Amara “Scarlet” Rose
I never wanted this world, but the decision wasn’t mine to make. I always belonged to him. Now there’s a new player on the board—one hell-bent on destroying all my plans.
He’s lethal, handsome, and everything I should fear.
Rule number one: Don’t trust anyone.
Rule number two: Do everything you can to survive, even if it means breaking rule number one.
And rule number three: When in doubt, kill.
*This novel is a stand-alone romantic suspense featuring an assassin from the Cavalieri Della Morte world.

USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss is a writer lost in the IT world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list. Many of the places she’s visited can be seen in her writing, including the mythical world of Hydria which is based on Hydra in the Greek islands. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

Another great story in the Cavalieri Della Morte. I love these stories and the women who bring these deadly men to their knees. The men are strong, deadly, and sexy, but the women are oh so lethal in their battle with these men, and they always seem to win.

Killian Bedivere “Dagger” is a member of the Tabella Della Morte. He enjoys using his knives for his work. He comes from a rich family and fell into the Cavalieri Della Morte by accident, but he does not regret joining these men.

Amara Rose is a young woman who knows nothing about her real life and is in for quite a surprise. She is the mark for Dagger and her life will change so much after her meeting with him. However, it will be much better than the life she has been dealt so far.

This story was quite brutal and the twist towards the end was not expected at all, but it fit so perfectly with the story and made my view of the story so much better. I give this story a 5-star review and cannot recommend these stories enough. If you like to read mafia, corruption, or assassin stories, you will really enjoy these stories. I cannot wait for the next books in the series.

Trailer Reveal – Vow of Sacrifice by Emma Renshaw @GiveMeBooksPR and @authoremmaren

Title: Vow of Sacrifice
Series: Vow Series #5
Author: Emma Renshaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: June 11, 2019

Blurb

She fled from the depths of hell, her life barely in tact.
Iris is finally living a peaceful life away from all that she fears. She’s ready to come out of hiding and start living again.
He walked away from a life no one is supposed to escape.
Callan’s been looking over his shoulder for the past two years. There’s a reason they say the mafia is for life. Now, in a new city, and as the guardian of his sister, he has the chance to create a life he can be proud of.
Iris’s world is rocked off its axis when she meets her new neighbor with turquoise eyes and a protective streak a mile wide. Soon the chemistry between them sparks to life and it’s not long before passion consumes them. But their pasts are never too far away…
When those he loves the most are threatened, will the cost of his sacrifice be his own life?

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Emma loves to write, just don’t ask her to write about herself. If she isn’t writing, you can find her lost in a book or trying to get her doggo to take a selfie with her. He usually refuses. At the end of the day, you can find Emma at the closest Mexican restaurant eating queso and sipping on a margarita. She lives in Texas with her husband and dog.
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ARC Review – Shouldn’t Have You (Fractured Connections Book #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan #TuesdayBookBlog @GiveMeBooksPR and @CarrieAnnRyan

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5-stars out of 5

A story of second chances at love with a different person. It’s raw, scary, and beautiful.

Brendon Connolly did not have a great childhood. In fact, he had a terrible childhood, until he was placed in the home of Jack and Rose with two other young boys who were twins. They made a family in this home and all of them found the love of a family and parents who treated them as they should be treated. Jack and Rose felt as if these boys were theirs and they loved them.

Harmony Wynham had a good childhood, she has loving parents and didn’t want for much. She fell in love with her friend and they got married. They had a loving marriage and had good friends around them. That is until tragedy struck and Brendon watched the whole thing. Brendon and Harmony knew each other from school and hung out with the same friends in school. Not only did tragedy strike once with Harmony and Brendon’s group, but it struck twice.

This story is about how life caries on around us when we feel that it should stop and stay as still as we are when tragedy strikes us. However, if life does not go on, we can’t go on either. This story was well written for the content and it was beautiful. Even though there is some ugly in it, the way it was written and ended was beautiful. I enjoyed reading it and I am looking forward to reading more of the series. I give this story a 4.5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who want that second chance to happen, love to be fresh and new, and the vulnerability of putting one’s self out there for the world to see.

Release Blitz & GiveAway – Shouldn’t Have You (Fractured Connection Book #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan @GiveMeBooksPR and @CarrieAnnRyan #TuesdayBookBlog

Title: Shouldn’t Have You
Series: Fractured Connections #2
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Blurb

I’ve been many things in my life: daughter, friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly.
Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.
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I’ve known Harmony Wynham since before she got married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Only I don’t think that can happen.
Not when every time she looks at me, she sees what she lost, and I can only see what I can’t overcome.
I love her, even though I shouldn’t. Somehow, we need to find a balance.
Because if we don’t, walking away will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done—even if it’s the only thing I should do.

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Carrie Ann
Ryan is the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance.
Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and
Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She
started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry
and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and
novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional
and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her
clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
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