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

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.
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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Author Bio
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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ARC Review of The Assignment (Massey Security Duet, Book 1) by S. Nelson @GiveMeBooksPR and @authorsnelson1

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 out of 5

A story of a spoiled rich girl who does what she wants without considering anyone else’s feelings or the consequences of her actions, and a man who has lost someone dear to him and is dealing with that loss in his own way. Is there more to Cara than what is seen on the outside? Has something happened to make her the way she is?

Cara Dessoye is a spoiled rich girl who is need of protection because she is the daughter of a well-known and highly sought-after producer. She has a twin Emily who is her complete opposite. While Cara is all about the fun and partying constantly, Emily is all about charity and helping those less fortunate. They couldn’t be more different if they tried.

Ford Massey is a retired Marine who opened his own security business with his younger brother, Owen, also a retired Marine. After a tragic loss, Owen is left to run the business on his own and tried to pull Ford out of his self-imposed exile and back to the land of the living. Owen has taken a job with a high-profile family and needs Ford to come back to work and be on his best behavior. Little do either man know that this job will test Fords resolve daily.

I got so into this book that I did not realize I was at the end until I read the last line and then I was so disappointed that it ended. This story is intriguing, stressful, and wonderful. I love Ford and want so much more of this broody man. He is distant, aloof, broody, and very sexy. I do have to warn you that there is a cliff hanger in this book, one which will leave you speechless. I need the next book so that I can figure out what is going on. I loved how Ms. Nelson led me into this story and kept me interested only to drop a bomb on me at the end of the book. This story was so well written, and the characters were so animated that I felt as if I were in the story watching everything unfold. I can’t wait for the next book in this duet.

I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who like suspense, ex-military, and men who think they are in control only to find that they have no clue what the heck is going on.

Release Blitz – The Assignment (Massey Security Duet, Book 1) 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

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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Author Bio

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 Blitz – Disgraceful by Autumn Grey @GiveMeBooksPR and @AutumnGrey26

Title: Disgraceful
Series: Grace Trilogy #2
Author: Autumn Grey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2019

I knew falling for him was wrong. I did it anyway, his half smiles and blue eyes pulling me deeper.  Blue eyes that made me soar. He wasn’t mine to keep, though. And like all good and rare things, it came to an end.
Then he strolls into my life, armed with dimples and gray eyes. Gray eyes that ground me. He smashes through my defenses, stealing what is left of my heart.
Now my heart is a war zone, past and present battling for my forever.
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. I call bullshit on that theory.

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Autumn enjoys writing angsty romance, featuring flawed and quirky characters and hard-won happy ever afters. When she’s not working as a nurse assistant, you’ll find her behind keyboard writing stories, or curled up on the couch with a book. Her work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives with her two children and one fur baby, enjoys good wine and binge-watching TV shows whenever she can.

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Review – Darkest Deeds by Cora Kenborn @corakenborn @EJBookPromos


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5 out of 5

A story of a second, possibly third chance at love between an assassin and a Bratva Princess. Niko was pulled into the Bratva to pay for the sins of his father and then he was betrayed by the one woman who had his heart. Ava is the daughter of the leader of the Bratva, Sergei, but she’s not exactly treasured by her father. Niko was then taken in by Arthur and became an assassin in the Cavalieri Della Morte.

There were a few twists in this story of an assassin who is sent to do a job that he thought he wanted to do, but his heart isn’t in it. It’s full of betrayal and deception.

I liked this story and as the other Cavalieri Della Morte men, Niko is sexy, dark, and lethal. His deception to Sergei and Arthur could lead to his death, but he doesn’t seem to be worried about it. I highly recommend this story along with the other Cavalieri Della Morte stories to readers who like men that are deadly, dark, and believe that they doomed to be alone, until they find that woman who will bring them to their knees and cause them to betray the one man who could kill them and destroy their lives.

I loved Mikhail and his and Niko’s banter. They are both men that you would be afraid of if you ran into them in a dark alley, but their banter can be comical. Ava’s ability to get away from Mikhail is interesting for a man who should be lethal.

This book has a sexy cover as well.

Release Blitz – Darkest Deeds by Cora Kenborn @corakenborn @EJBookPromos

Title: Darkest Deeds
Series: Cavalieri Della Morte
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 16, 2019
Cover Design: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art

No one is innocent in the eyes of the Cavalieri Della Morte. 
If your name ends up on my list, your time is up.
Two days ago, I paid a price to fulfill a vendetta. Twenty minutes ago, I threw it all away.
Stolen in the night. Held against her will. Bound to a monster.
I came to take her life but claimed it instead.
I warn her not to trust men with sin on their lips and ice in their veins.
She cautions me not to be deceived by my own eyes.

What started out as a quest for retribution has become a game of survival.
They say three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Challenge accepted.
International bestselling author Cora Kenborn writes twisted romances about damaged bad boys and feisty heroines. From her sexy dark romances to her laugh out loud romcoms, Cora promises her readers a happily ever after, although she’ll take them on an emotional roller coaster before handing it over.

A Southern girl from North Carolina, Cora says “y’all” way too much and has a lifelong addiction to sweet tea. She refuses to “adult” without coffee, thinks pajamas are acceptable daywear, and considers note-taking during true crime shows to be perfectly normal. Cora spends any free time she has avoiding laundry and convincing her family that microwaving Hot Pockets counts as cooking dinner.

Oh, and autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.

ARC Review – Beauty in the Broken by Charmaine Pauls @GiveMeBooksPR and @CharmainePauls

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Such a great story, great characters, and beautifully broken characters. This story was so full of darkness, suspense, cruelty, and twists.

Damian Hart is a young man who grew up in poverty and when he finds a way to get out, he’s betrayed and sent to jail. While he’s there he has plenty of time to plot his revenge and when he gets out of jail, he puts his plan into effect. The only problem is that he only knows part of the story and what he knows, or thinks he knows is all wrong.

Angelina “Lina” Dalton-Clark is a woman whose life is not hers. She has been used by men her entire life and they have destroyed her. She no longer trusts anyone. She has no freedom and she can’t even make choices for herself. She’s been a pawn in her father’s life for as long as she can remember. All she wants is freedom, to make choices, liver her life, and have a normal life.

This book was so well written. There are so many twists and turns that I was surprised at every turn. The darkness of Damian and Lina’s relationship was so well written, and the story drew me in from the very first chapter and wouldn’t let go until the very last page. I was angry with both Damian and Lina for not communicating, although I understood their trust issues, it made me angry that they would not open up to each other. I loved both of them and wanted them to find their future, but I also wanted to shake them both.

This was my first read Charmaine Pauls and I don’t think it will be my last. I give this story a 5-star review and will be looking for more of Ms. Pauls books to read. This book is a mix of dark romance, BDSM, suspense and criminal activity, if you like books with those tropes, I would strongly suggest you purchase this book and read it. Make sure you don’t have to get up early the next morning, because you will not want to put this book down for anything.

Release Blitz: Beauty in the Broken by Charmaine Pauls @GiveMeBooksPR and @CharmainePauls

Title: Beauty in the Broken
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2019


Six years ago, Harold Dalton framed me for theft and sent me to jail to steal my diamond discovery. He gave his daughter to Jack Clarke in exchange for the excavation rights. Today, I’m free, and I’m coming for him with a vengeance. Six years of cruelty make beasts out of men. I’m going to take back what he stole from me, and more. I’m not interested in his properties or shares. I don’t want his small change. I want his biggest asset. Beautiful, mentally unstable, Angelina Dalton-Clarke.
Worth billions, she’s the wealthiest widow in the country, and also the craziest. Her self-harming tendencies had Jack declare her incompetent before he put a gun to his head and blew out his brains. Lina isn’t allowed to touch a cent of her riches. Her father manages her finances. He has all the signing power. As her husband, that chore will fall to me. But if she thinks I only want her for her money, she’s sadly mistaken.

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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published nine novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

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Release Boost: The Defender: Ryder by Lisa B. Kamp

If he can’t protect her, he’ll lose a lot more than just his heart this time.
THE DEFENDER: Ryder by Lisa B. Kamps is now live!

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These men never back away from danger—and always fall hard for love in Cover Six Security, an explosive new series from USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa B. Kamps.

Ryder “Boomer” Hess: former Army Ranger. Demolitions expert. Problem solver…and the unluckiest bastard around when it comes to love. Meeting women is never a problem but actually surviving a relationship? Not happening. And all because of his kid sister’s best friend.

Hannah Montgomery: professional volunteer. Humanitarian activist. Eternal optimist…and a woman who lost her heart years ago to her best friend’s brother. She’s learned to turn that heartache into something useful and now loses herself in helping others…until he shows up and turns her world upside down.

When Ryder gets a call that his sister—and Hannah—could be in trouble, he drops everything and rushes to their rescue—and quickly learns that he might be the one who needs rescuing the most. But danger of another sort looms on the horizon and it’s up to Ryder to save them. And if he fails, he’ll lose a lot more than just his heart this time.

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About the Author:

Lisa B. Kamps is a USA Today Bestselling Author who writes steamy romance with real-life characters and relatable stories that evoke deep emotion. She likes her men hard, her bed soft, her coffee strong, her whiskey neat, and her wine chilled…and when it comes to sports, hockey is the only thing that matters!

Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons (who are mostly sorta-kinda out of the house), one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count. When she’s not busy writing or chasing animals, she’s cheering loudly for her favorite hockey team, the Washington Capitals–or going through withdrawal and waiting for October to roll back around!

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