Gino and Rosa are survivors. When a threat from Rosa’s own family comes to light, Gino has a choice to make. One that’s life or death, love or loss.
Dark, dirty and heart wrenching. That pretty much explains this book. The pain this author put these characters through is just cruel and it really makes me cheer for them. In terms of the action, there’s a ton. The growing love between Gino and Rosa is beautiful then some seriously hot romance. I love this dark romance vibe that’s been so popular lately. A Sense of Guilt is a must read for those readers who like their heart pulled out of there chest and then sewed back up by an amazing story. Intense action. Stunning romance. I can’t wait to read more in this series!
Reuben’s dream of playing for the New Zealand rugby team is almost coming to fruition. Then he meets proud Cameron who’s a nurse. With Reuben hiding his sexuality and eyes on the prize, does Cameron have a place in his life?
I know nothing about rugby. Literally, nothing. I’ve never seen it, I don’t know anybody who watches it, and yet I had little problem following the sport in this book. It is written interestingly and easy to follow. Some terms are a bit lost on me but it didn’t really impact the story. Reuben’s story is heartbreaking. From his abusive father to his love of his nephew. Cameron hasn’t had an easy road either. When the two men meet there’s such a feeling of hope and beautiful possibilities. However, nothing’s ever that easy. My only reason for not giving this book five stars is the jumping first person point of view. That threw me out of the story a few times and also made me lose track of characters. The ending is really satisfying and it makes me hope this is the start of a great new series!
Crossing the Touchline is a must read for those that enjoy sports romance novels!
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The story is a simple boy meets girl plot, except the girl is a fairy—complete with wings--who despises humans. The story flips between Aisling and Daniel’s perspectives. Aisling and her sister, Lena, are in Massachusetts from Ireland to arrange the return of a beer shipment as it contained a love potion allowing you to discover your true love. The visit takes longer than expected due to customs issues, so they’re working the bar to help out Dirv, the leprechaun owner. Aisling fancied Daniel as soon as they met…but he’s a human! Dirv steps in to help kick-start the romance by getting both Daniel and Aisling to drink the love potion contaminated beer.
This is a fun quickie and a great pick-me-up. I enjoyed it, plus the sex scenes will get you going…it’s not quite a one-hand-read. Sparks fly. All good romances can’t be plain sailing, so first Aisling has cold feet…it’s only the potion, then Daniel…she despises humans, how could she love me? Don’t want to spoil the plot…but it is a happy-ever-after ending. The sex is arousing and erotic at the same time. The combination worked for me. As I said early, it’s a quick read.
Definitely a recommended read, and I’ll keep watch for more stories by Ayla Ruse.
Leona had a rough childhood that’s led to a rough adulthood. She now being taken care of by a crime family but when they need help, she does unthinkable things. Now missing, only one man will stop at nothing to find her, Tony. The man that nearly broke through her tough exterior but also in a rival crime family. He has to find her before he can even attempt to have a happy ever after.
This is a phenomenal story! It starts with Tony getting word that Leona is missing. I can really feel his panic and the urge to find her. It gave them a good connection before the reader actually got to meet Leona. Poor Leona, the stuff she’s been through in life has broken her down. This is an edge of your seat read and being that’s it short I devoured the story! Sexy, entertaining, heartbreaking, sweet, His Kind of Beautiful is a must read!
Asher must stay in control or risk the loss of his entire estate and his freedom. He meets Ivy, daughter of an infamous criminal, but secrets threaten to tear their blooming love apart…
Historical romance isn’t my normal read but the blurb really grabbed me. This is a great story about Ivy, who is first and foremost a survivor, and Asher, who’s dealing with a traumatic past. Together they have to deal with some dangerous elements. I don’t want to give too much away but this story is full of romance. I really enjoyed it and would recommend Mayhem and the Marquess to historical romance lovers.
Patience has a flash drive from work that may just get her killed. She’s saved by an unlikely person or should I say, vampire. Myth is only trying to help but he quickly becomes intrigued by the attractive stranger. Both have people hunting them, can they escape a terrible fate and find love in each other arms?
I have to say I’m so happy with Patience as a character. Yes, she grateful to be saved but she doesn’t trust this stranger who talks a bit old world which is such a huge relief. She’s running from dangerous people who are after terrible secrets (you’ll have to read the book to discover them). When Myth saves her, they start a battle that neither of them expects and a romance that neither of them can fight. She did accept the whole vampires are real thing too quickly. Some dialogue is odd as well, not Myth, but other characters. The romance is beautiful and sexy. I really enjoyed this paranormal suspense!
At one level this is a simple romance story between Addie—who thinks she’s fat, and Brad—a big brooding ex-marine, domestic discipline advocate, and now a chiropractor. Hint, read the pun in the title. At a second level, it follows Addie’s passion for her work. She’s a social worker and supervises parental visits to foster children and reports to court on the parent’s progress. Unfortunately, Addie does get attached to the children…and one, Lindsey, she worries about as her father, Whitehall, appears false in his behavior. She can’t put her finger on what exactly she doesn’t like.
Don’t be put off by the apparent disconnect between the Prologue and Chapter one. All will become clear in a few chapters, and the story is worth the effort. The romance between Brad and Addie progresses … with plenty of spanking. Addie relishes the role of submissive to Brad’s dominance. The sex is definitely blush worthy, but don’t read this book solely if you’re looking for hard dominance or explicit sexual situations. The underlying story is about Whitehall and his daughter Lindsey. Addie is convinced Lindsey should not be returned to her father, but there is no proof. The mother is missing and Addie worries Whitehall is responsible. Did he murder his wife? Brad has an old marine buddy in the police force. They discover ...
No spoilers in this review, it does have the happy-for-now romance ending and the prologue is fully explained.
I enjoyed the story, and Adjusting Addie is definitely a recommended read.
Two/Starla is a trained assassin but with the help of her partner Four/David, they deviate from their mission to create their own future.
Despite having her memory wiped Two remembers things including her real name. The beginning is a little slow moving. It’s just introducing characters and the world without anything that really pulled me in. That said, once she’s sent on her mission and meets Four things really perk up. I liked the tension between them. There was a great push and pull. Once they’re on the run it’s all action and romance. I could not stop reading! There is also great world building that really intrigued me.
Extrication is a great start to a new scifi series!
Despite the very contemporary looking cover this book is in fact paranormal fantasy. Princess Miranda is heir to the throne and warrior against the vampyres. Sathan, king of the vampyres, must travel with Miranda to end the violence between their peoples. Will a truce be found or will war break out?
Miranda is a princess but more of a warrior princess and I am all for that! Sathan is a sexy vampire who wants peace. Together they go on an action-packed journey in hope of stopping the Daemons and preventing war. The world building is what threw me. It’s very complicated and I had a hard time following it but the author also has a lot of very none fantasy dialogue/names that pulled me right out of the setting. There are also a lot of character introductions that tends to muddle who is who. Miranda and Sathan have great chemistry! I really like their romance, very sexy and the added vampyre fangs is definitely a turn on. This is an interesting start to a fantasy series. I’m interested in seeing where the story will go.
Nathaniel is an artist but he’s lost his urge to create. His muse comes in the form of a beautiful prostitute who hides the face that she is really a male. When his dark past catches up to him, he must flee but the action breaks Nathaniel’s heart. Nathaniel is determined to save his muse and the love of his life.
What a romantic, beautiful, intense, amazing story. I am really blown away by how lovely this book is. Nathaniel is in a dark place when he meets Gabrielle/Gabriel. They are both such vibrant, complicated characters. The historical world is beautiful portrayed. This story has so many layers and I had such a great time getting to the center. My only complaint is actually the point of view. Changing between the characters is confusing and clunky. It kept throwing me out of the story. Overall, A Muse to Live For is a wonderful historical romance.