ARC Review of Break of Dawn by Anne Conley @AnneConley10 @pelicanfreak

Title: Break of Dawn
Author: Anne Conley
Genre: Crime, Suspense, Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2019

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A story of two people who are trying to live their lives on their terms and not their fathers’.

Dawn Giordanno, a young woman who ran away from her father and mother so that she could live her life her own way. She’s been hiding and doing what she needs to so that she can survive and stay out of her father’s clutches. She left Chicago and went to Austin only to find herself in a different type of danger. A hurricane has hit Austin and she gets stranded until she is picked up by Jackson and his buddies in a boat while they are out patrolling trying to save as many people as they can and get them to safety.

Jackson McLellan, a young man who is compassionate, caring, and lawful. He was in the service and is now a lawyer. His father is a prominent politician who works any angle to get votes and support. A hurricane is not going to stop him from holding a fundraiser, not if he has any say in the matter. Jackson and two of his buddies that he was in the service with are out on a boat picking up people who are stranded due to the rising water from the hurricane and taking them to the coliseum where it’s dry and safe.

Dawn is a private person because she is trying to stay safe and away from her family, but Jackson’s dad and his closest advisor have other plans for her. When Dawn finds out what she was has in her possession, she decides to use it to get further away and start over some place far away and safe, but her plans backfire on her.

I really liked this story and found the characters to be well rounded and enjoyable to read. The struggles that these two have to go through to find their peaceful lives can destroy them, but they find their way out and they find their peace. I give this story a 4-star review and recommend it to readers who like a story with tragedy, corrupt politicians, and criminals, then you should read this book. There is a HEA and the characters are strong, entertaining, and full of hope.

Review of Bad Boy Blues by Saffron A. Kent @GiveMeBooksPR and @thesaffronkent

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A story of love, hate, bullying, and finding the power within oneself.

Cleopatra “Blue” Paige is a young woman who is trying to hold onto the past after she has been orphaned and left homeless. She is from the side of town that has had to work for what they have, and her parents did work hard. After her a tragic accident, she wants to get her home back that she grew up in with her loving parents. In order to do that though, she will have to work for the one person that made her life miserable in school. She is sentimental, strong, sassy, and a woman who stands up for others when they are being wronged. A childhood of being bullied has taught her to be compassionate towards those that need a champion in their life.

Zachariah Prince is the son of the founding family of Princetown, and he is also the one man who can destroy Blue’s dreams. He comes from a rich family that has many secrets, and they own the town. He didn’t have a loving childhood like Blue did, and he took out his frustration and hatred towards those who hurt him on Blue, making her life miserable. His friends at school were all rich just like his family and they treated anyone from the wrong side of town as though they were lower than the dirt they walked on.

This story hits a lot of tough subjects that kids go through in life, and it shows how someone who is humiliated, bullied, and treated with disrespect is actually the stronger person as well as the person who holds the power. The power they hold is the ability to move past the bullying, disrespect and humiliation and be the person they are meant to be. These characters have to find their way to the right side of life and being the person they were meant to be. These two find that with each other and they have a beautiful story.

I give this story a 4.5-star review and highly recommend it to any reader who enjoys stories with strong characters who find their way in life, young love, and the power to move on from the life that has brought you down.

ARC Review: Arbitrage by Colette Kebell @rararesources @ColetteKebell

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A story of revenge with many twists.

Ryan Logan a man who lives his life for his job until his job is taken from him in a matter of a weekend. He is a man who does his job within the parameters of the law. He’s a lawyer specializing in finance and tax law who made partner within a short time.

Marcus Splinter is a man who works with a group of con artists that are looking for their final con so that they can all retire to their dream lives. They think they have the perfect pawn and are all set for the con and the win. Their lives will change, but not in the way they are hoping it will.

This is a story of revenge, retribution, and redemption. Full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. I loved the way that the story kept pulling me further and further in. It took me a few pages to get into it, but once I did and focused on the book it was hard to put down. Nothing was as it seemed in this book as I got further into it.

I give this story 4.5-star review and highly recommend it to anyone who likes books with a twist, is full of characters looking for their fortunes and will risk their lives to get it in some cases. If you like crime, police procedural, financial thrillers, and a story that will keep you wondering what will happen next, I suggest you go out and grab this book.

Review: Mine to Protect by Kennedy L. Mitchell @GiveMeBooksPR and @KLMBooks

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Two people who believe they are better off alone find each other and decide to be alone together.

Alta Johnson is a Police for the Estes Park in Colorado. She works to protect the guests of the parks as well as protect the animals in the park and forests from poachers or any other harm that could come to them. After surviving a terrible attach ten years prior, Alta has withdrawn from the public, and stays to the forest. Her best friend is her service dog Benny. Alta lives in a world or paranoia and has ticks to keep her safe and sane.

Cas Matthews is a retired Marine who works as a United States Park Police officer. He holds both federal and state jurisdiction across the country, this unit is tasked with protecting the national monuments, the president, and his visiting dignitaries. He is highly trained as a Marine, but he is also highly trained for this position, which makes him a lethal man. His PTSD from his childhood and his deployments make him even more lethal. There are times he is barely able to control his actions.

Chandler Peters is an FBI profiler who served a couple of tours with Cas and has called him in for help on a serial case. They will partner up and go from Washington DC to Colorado to investigate a serial case that is plaguing Estes Park. These two act like brothers when they are relaxing, but when they are working the case, they are both focused and dangerous men to have to face.

I really enjoyed this story and the characters were awesome. The story has twists, suspense, lust, jealousy, weirdness, and danger. The characters are so real and enjoyable to read. I would love to see a book for Chandler. The tension between John, Alta’s boss, and Cas in entertaining to read. I liked how it ended though. It showed the true character of Cas as well as John, it showed that Alta was right about Cas.

I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who enjoy suspense, Alpha men who take charge, women who show their strength, and crime stories. This was my first read of a Kennedy L. Mitchell story, but I look forward to more in my future.

Release Tour and Giveaway: Beautifully Brutal (Cavalieri Della Morte Series) by Dani Rene @DaniReneAuthor @EJBookPromos

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Title: Beautifully Brutal
Series: Cavalieri Della Morte
Author: Dani Rene
Release: April 4, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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In a world ravaged with violence, I still think about the beauty who was taken from me. I’ve turned rabid in her absence. The dormant beast she had tamed is ravenous, feeding on brutality and bloodshed.

I focus on the kill, until Arthur confesses his trump card, shattering every hope I had of reclaiming her. Focused on the job at hand, I step into the lion’s den, only to find nothing is as it seems.

My beast hungers to be satiated.
And my beauty is the only one who can feed it.

A dark treacherous journey where happily ever after may be just out of reach.

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Author Bio:
Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA).
A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.
She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

 

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 Wow, this book started off with the brutality that the Lance Knight, a member of the Cavalieri Della Morte, is known for. It was brutal and yet, it drew me into the book from the first page.

Lance Knight was once the right-hand man to the leader of the Cavalieri Della Morte, that is until he did the one thing that was forbidden, then he became a man who was not only working for the Della Morte, but also had to be cautious about his jobs and who he was hunting down.

I loved this book from the front cover to all the words in the book. The story was brutal, suspenseful, twisted, and intriguing, and the cover is beautiful and sexy. Lance is a man who does his job and has resigned himself to the fact that the one woman who has his heart will never belong to him. He is willing to give her up, but he’s not sure he can. She’s the only woman who made him believe in love and now that she’s gone he is just going through life, but he’s not living.

Lance is given a job to do before he can claim his love. Will he be able to go through with it, or will he have to give up his love and possibly his life?

I give this story a 5-star review and would give it more if I could. If you are a reader who enjoys a story about a broken man and the love of his life, I would highly recommend this book to you. If you like strong, dark, twisted characters, then I suggest you go out and pick up this book. I cannot wait for the rest of the books in this series, if they are anything like Beautifully Broken I will be ecstatic. This was my first book by Dani Rene, I think I’ll have to look her up on Amazon for some more books by her.

 

ARC Review of Blackout: An Anthology #BlackoutNOW #LightsOut #TuesdayBookBlog @LWoodsPR

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Thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors are turning up the heat in an anthology featuring brand-new show-stopping stories set in Las Vegas. Roll the dice and get ready to feel the heat!

Thirteen stories of what happens when the lights go out in Vegas. These stories are full of heat, lust, crazy situations, and second chances. The characters in these stories are fun to read and interesting to get to know. There are couples that reunite after years away from each other. They grew up together and have gone their separate ways but find their way back to each other after they started living their lives. There are characters that meet for the first time in Vegas and find themselves wanting more away from Vegas.

I really enjoyed reading these stories and recommend this anthology to readers who enjoy stories that are fun to read, have heat, and a bit of suspense when the lights go out all around Vegas. What can happen when people are trapped in the dark?

Go out and get your copy now because this book will not be around for long.

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Review of Eight (Count to Ten Series #8) by Jane Blythe @GiveMeBooksPR and @jblytheauthor

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Title: Eight
Series: Count to Ten #8
Author: Jane Blythe
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 1, 2019

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Deacon Staines is a man on the edge. He wants his family back together and things to be the same as they used to be. He married the woman he fell in love with in grad school after they reconnected after graduating high school. He will do whatever it takes to get his wife and fifteen-year-old daughter back. He finally knows where they are after six months of looking. A man on the edge is a danger to anyone that gets in his way. However, he’s not the only one who will take out anyone who is in the way or may be in the way.

Ryan and Sophia Xander have been through their fair share of trouble, danger, and darkness. Now they’re in a good place. They have two beautiful children and a great marriage. Sophia used the property she inherited from her family and some of her inheritance to open The Matilda Rose Women’s and Children’s Center. A safe haven for women and children trying to get out of an abusive household. Sophia runs the Center with her sister in-law Laura Xander who is the psychiatrist, her friend Annabelle Montague runs the children’s programs and day care, and her friend Paige Hood, who is a full-time cop and teaches the self-defense classes for anyone interested in taking them. Ryan is a cop and helps out as needed at the center when he can.

Kimberly Ute is a new addition to the center as a live-in nurse. She helped Macey and Elle Staines get away from an abusive husband and father. Macey Staines needs to get away from her husband Deacon, he has become abusive. She might have stayed with him even if he was hitting Macey, but when he lifted a hand to Elle their fifteen-year-old daughter, she could not allow that to happen again.

I loved this story. Even though it was violent, had triggers, and not a full-on feel-good story. It was written so well, and that is what I loved about it. The suspense and twists in this story were so intriguing that the pages turning. I was so intrigued to find out who the culprit was that I kind of lost track of time and what was going on around me. I give this book a 5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who like suspense, crime, or stories that keep you on the edge of your seat. This story is a great mix of all as well as a crazy family that is always there for each other, even if they are loud and tend to have their nose in each other’s business.

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