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Title: Swear

Series: Landry Family #4

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Second Chance/Military Romance

Release Date: May 15, 2017



Ellie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.

It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder.

Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.

Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.


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Our breathing quickens, the blues of his eyes growing stormy. A chill tears through me as he accidentally-on-purpose brushes his arm against mine. It’s like muscle memory, my body remembering exactly what to do around his.

My knees dip, my mouth waters, and I fight the ache in between my thighs as he looks down at me like it’s me he wants for dinner.

“What if I throw breakfast in afterwards?” he prods. “Does that make me, I mean it, more appetizing?”

That’s all it takes, that one little hint of arrogance, that brings me back to reality.

I flip him a smile. “It makes it less, actually.”

His own smile wavers. “I get that you probably hate me.”

“You’re right. I do.”

“I want the chance to explain.”

“You have the same chances of getting the chance to explain as I do of getting what every woman wants.”

“What’s that?”

I lean in, like I’m going to tell him a secret. Whispering, I say, “Being able to eat all the pizza and not gain an ounce.”

Turning on my heel, I head to the back as his chuckle fills the room. “That was good. I’ll give you that.”

I shrug and keep walking.

“You can at least let me apologize.”

The authority in his tone, like I owe him something, stops me in my tracks. I whirl around to face him. “You don’t deserve a chance to apologize to me.”

“I didn’t say I deserved it,” he says earnestly. “But I would love the opportunity to do so.” He forces a swallow, my eyes glued to his lips. “I would appreciate the chance to get to see you again.”

The snicker that comes from me is unexpected by both of us. “So charming. I forgot how good you are with words.”

“Does that mean that’s a yes?”

“That means that’s a no,” I smile. “That means I’m not about to let you come in here and look at me with those bright blue eyes and make me forget what it felt like to have you rip my heart out.”

He flinches. “I didn’t mean to do that, Ellie.”

“Don’t act surprised,” I laugh angrily. “There’s no way you thought I just went on with my life after you left. I dated you for four years, Ford. And after what we went through …”

It’s me gulping now, the anger so palpable that I almost have tears in my eyes. My hands shake as I remember the fight that ensued after he told me he was enlisting.

“You left me,” I repeat, shaking my head. “So leave me again. There’s the door. Should I hold it open for you this time?”


It’s impossible not to smile that he remembered my drink of choice. It’s also hopeless to pretend that the boyish grin he’s flipping me doesn’t melt away some of the ice around my heart.

Still, I don’t want to play nice.

“I already had coffee today. But thank you,” I say politely.

“No offense, but you are kind of irritable this morning. Maybe you could use another shot of caffeine.”

“You think I’m irritable now? Keep it up.”

“You never were a morning person,” he laughs. “Some things never change.”

“And some things do,” I point out, giving him a look. “Seriously, why are you here?”

“I have business with Violet. Remember?”

“That’s bullshit anyway, but she’s not here. You’ll have to come back later.”

“Is that an invitation?” he laughs.

“Did it sound like one?” My arms cross over my chest and I’m aware it makes my boobs look bigger. As his eyes drop and catch the top of my cleavage, his gaze burns a trail on the ascent back up to my eyes.

Satisfaction paints a smug look on my face and desire burns in the apex of my thighs. As discreetly as possible, I clench my legs together to quell a bit of the ache that’s beginning to throb under his observation.

When our gazes meet, his is crackling. He lifts a single brow. “I damn sure hope that’s an offer to come. If it’s not, we have a problem on our hands.”

“No, you have a problem on your hands,” I say, shrugging. “It has nothing to do with me.”

“It could.”

“Are you saying I’m not glamorous?” I tease.

“Your sneakers with paint splattered over them are so, so glamorous, Ellie.”

He laughs, a warm, rich, captivating sound that feels like a balm to so many of my wounds. It doesn’t fix anything, obviously, but it does soothe me somehow.

“You always did have a way with words,” I joke, sighing for dramatic effect.

“You should give me a chance to show you how much better I’ve gotten with words.” He shoots me a smile so sinful I have to look away.

“I bet you have.”

“I’ve gotten better at a lot of things,” he whispers.

He searches my eyes as if he’s asking for permission and in my amped-up state, I’m not thinking clearly … because I smile. It’s a tiny fissure in my persona that he takes full advantage of.

My back suctions against the paint behind it as Ford cages me in. One foot on the outside of each of mine, a hand planted on the wall on both sides of my face. My knees wobble the slightest bit as he leans down and feathers his lips over mine.

They’re as soft as I remember and my eyes flutter closed as my chin angles towards him, wanting more. We move together effortlessly, like there hasn’t been a decade since the last time we kissed.



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Stalker, My Love by Zack Scott

Stalker,MY Love

Stalker, My Love by Zack Scott

An untraditional love story where fantasy clashes with reality, and happily ever after seems like an elusive dream.

Welcome to Pine Bridge, a small town rife with secrets. Personal is everyone’s business and passion is high.

With the disappearance of Rosalyn Ray, tensions soar and fingers point in every direction: the boyfriend, the best friend, the mother and the stalker.

Frustrated by the search going nowhere, Rhett Calloway makes it his mission to discover the truth and find the girl. Some people in Pine Bridge say he’s obsessed. Some say he’s dangerous. Some say he’s hurt Rosalyn. All Rhett knows is he’s loved Rosalyn since they were kids and he’ll do what it takes to see her again. 

So let me start with the basic “I really loved this book” thing and go from there. I try to find better ways to say it but lets just cut it down to brass tacks and that is that I loved the book.
One reason I enjoy books in the thriller genre, and especially books by good authors, is because it makes my mind work. If thrillers are done well, you should be feeling everything the characters are feeling and you should be tied up in knots because the anxiety, the pressure, the intensity should start to work on you.
I think one of the biggest reasons this book worked for me was that no character was really that great, in terms of me likability. I didn’t hate them, but I didn’t find myself loving them either.. In some books, you get your hero or heroine and you love them so hard. But in this book, everyone had parts of them that you just couldn’t like. Because of that, it kept my suspicions raised on everyone. I was constantly unsure of what really happened, or what didn’t happen.
In this story, we see Rhett daydreaming from time to time, and this also adds another level to the story. His daydreams are so vivid, so natural. I wanted to point this out because I think we normally associate someone being obsessed with someone else as having a perverse nature. Now, Rhett is attracted to Rosalyn sexually but most of his idle daydreams are not about that. They’re more about interactions with her, or spending time with her. Its very different than what I expected. Rhett is seen as a threat, but in reality, he’s probably the most loyal to Rosalyn.
I don’t know if this author grew up in a small town, but he captured the small town life quite perfectly. You always have your town royalty, someone owing someone else a favor, someone always in your business. This setting, again, adds another level of suspense because while everyone knows everyone, everyone has something to hide. Now whether the reason is nefarious or not is debatable, but people still want to hide.
The last thing I’ll mention about this book was the end. I really admired how the author chose to do this, even though it wasn’t what I necessarily wanted from the book. I kept wanting more closure for some of our group, but the thing is, that isn’t real life. In the small town of Pine Bridge, things have never been what they seemed and to give the town a cookie cutter ending wouldn’t have been doing right by them. So while I may not have loved the ending, I think this story ended the way it should have.
If you enjoyed Megan Miranda’s “All The Missing Girls”, you will love this book. You’ll be questioning everything you read because, as the reader, you don’t know who to trust. You can trust everyone and no one. What you think is happening might be real, but it might not be. This author wove an incredible tale and I could honestly go on and on about all the different oddities and complexities that I loved but I don’t want to kill the book for other readers.

Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.

Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.

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So I already loved Aurora Rose Reynolds but after reading this book, I love her even more. The reason I say that is if you #BelieveInTheBoom, you know the set-up for these stories. But in this story, we get some really subtle twists that add excitement but still stays true to the style that this authors’ readers love.

Sage and Kim meet when Kim gets a flat tire. Sage, although adopted, is still a Mason and he’s going to be a hero. There is no other way around it. Sage and Kim have an instant attraction, but one of my favorite parts of this book is when they’re first seeing each other. Only because they have an easy, natural chemistry. Yes, there is obvious sexual tension as they both find each other attractive. But we also see moments of humor and more of the characters and their personalities.

Another aspect I loved about this book is that we very briefly see Kim and Sage back in another book (if I remember right, I think it was in “Until Jax”). It was only brief, and if you are a new reader to this author, you don’t need to read the other book to understand this one. But the fun of that reference is that as a long-time reader of this author, I was rewarded with that little moment because I remembered the scene immediately.

This author writes some seriously intense sex scenes. Wow. Just insert the words smoldering, sexy, roasting hot, and assume I wrote something great. I can’t even. So freaking sexy. I’m still fanning myself.

Do you believe in the boom? Do you love Aurora Rose Reynolds? Then you’re going to love this book. Are you new to Aurora Rose Reynolds? Then you are missing out because she writes romance like no other.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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Out of the Ashes by R.C. Boldt


Out of the Ashes by R.C. Boldt

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Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.

His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.

After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.

Dr. Presley Cole isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Embarking on a new journey, she makes it her mission to prove to Hendy that his life isn’t over; that he’s worthy of love.

Because sometimes even a phoenix needs help to rise…
Out of the Ashes.

 So this is my third book from R.C. Boldt and I am loving each book more than the one before it. This author really knows how to bring the sexual tension while also sharing an incredibly endearing story.

This book is a standalone, but if you read “Out of Love” before, then you know who Hendy is. If you didn’t, that’s okay and everything in this book will make perfect sense. So don’t worry (but I also loved “Out of Love” as well).

Out story starts with Hendy meeting his new Doctor, Presley Cole, who is a chiropractor. Hendy is having some residual issues from his injuries when he was tortured during his military service. Part of his injuries include extensive scarring on his body, and also face. For Hendy, this is something he never forgets about, especially considering he was quite the ladies man prior. When he meets Presley, she really doesn’t shy away from his scars.

Hendy definitely has more emotional issues than Presley does, and I actually appreciated that about this book. I enjoy when there is a bit of a role reversal, in terms of who might need time or help in the relationship. When Hendy and Presley first meet, they have an intense attraction to each other. But Presley is engaged. Let me say that I hated Dylan, Presley’s future-husband, from the first millisecond I heard about him. Ugh. What a total loser and jerk.

I don’t want to give the story away but one of my favorite facets of this book was the fact that we see Hendy needed to deal with his own issues. He couldn’t just put a band-aid on some of the emotional scars he had. I think the reason I enjoyed this aspect is that sometimes, love (from another person) can’t fix everything. Sometimes, we have to learn to love ourselves first.

If you already like R.C. Boldt, or if you enjoy stories with the military factor, you will definitely love this book. It was emotional, full of smoldering sexual tension, and an ending that will please you beyond your imagination.



RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.



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Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair

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Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair

*An intoxicatingly risqué stand-alone book.

She’s an author.
She’s a mother.
She’s a wife.
She’s a fraud, a woman marked and bound by her own deceit.

Experience the astounding tale of how Anonymous battled through a year of scandals and betrayals, how her world fell from its axis with a single choice, and how she lost herself between reality and fantasy.

This is a stand-alone tangled in lust, heartbreak, and contrition.

*Based on a true story.

So if you’re at all involved in the book community, you’ve heard about this book. I just read this in one sitting, so great writing from E.K. Blair. For the record, E.K. Blair wrote the book for this anonymous person. It’s not her story.

With all that said…what did I just read? I have never been on such a high of emotions. From absolute elation, seduction, and heartbreak. I feel like my mind is utterly spinning out of control with everything I just read. This is a book that I will not forget.

You go from loving Tori, our “author anonymous” to hating her, to loving her, to feeling your heart shatter with her.  You can feel her anguish as she goes through all of these emotions. Her confusion really just sinks into your soul as hear her story.

Then…as the story goes on and she makes her final decision, we see everything, and I mean everything, come crashing down. Its all a smoke and mirrors game with fantasy, you know. Fantasy can never be reality because fantasy is perfect. No one ever says the wrong thing, no one ever lies. Even if you feel unattractive, someone thinks you’re beautiful. It truly is like a drug. And Tori is addicted.

I will say this: I’d recommend this book based on the amount of emotion it had me going through. I was literally covering my mouth (and subsequently fogging up my reading glasses) from gasping and being shocked by Tori, to absolutely sobbing at one point. I felt love for her, then pity, then hatred, then just back and forth. I really couldn’t pinpoint how I felt. So based on the spectacular writing by E.K. Blair, I’d say to read this book. But it does deal with infidelity, and if that is a subject you prefer not to read about, then you will not want to read this book.


One Pissed Off Shark by Zack Scott


One Pissed Off Shark by Zack Scott

Ray and his friends have anger issues. So does the shark hunting them.

Let me start by saying this book is fairly sarcastic and satirical in parts. If that isn’t your thing, you won’t enjoy this book as much as I did. However, my sense of humor is intensely sarcastic and that way this story is presented cracked me up. I actually kept thinking of the movie “Burn After Reading” while reading this because the style kept reminding of that style of humor.

The story starts off just telling us about our characters, and how incredibly stereotypical they are. I know some readers wouldn’t like that, but I enjoyed it because this book is meant to have that tone to it. I also enjoyed just having a chapter where everything is out there. One thing I notice newer authors do is introduce so many characters and I get lost in them. But introducing everyone and their quirky attributes really worked for me.

There are horror aspects to this. My apologies to the author, but a part of me almost wished it had more horror in it. I frequently thought of Stephen King as I read this book. The style of writing where its almost a biting satire, and then utter shock and horror, and then right back to normal.

For me, I wish this author would write more horror, because I felt he shined here. I could see these carnal, deathly scenes coming to life. I also feel like this author could write a thriller that would probably scare me senseless. There is one scene in this book where its foggy, and no one can see land. Just the description of this black night, with fog keeping everything hidden is a scene that gave me the creeps.

I would recommend this book, if you enjoy this style of writing. I do and so I loved this book. I’m excited to see more from this author (he’s newer to me and I know he does have other work out).

Road to Ruin by Callie Hart & Jonny James


Road to Ruin by Callie Hart and Jonny James



Malicious Destruction of Property.
Two counts of breaking and entering.
Two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Four counts of assault.
Three counts of illegal gambling.
Three years served in Orleans Parish Prison.

Tommy ‘Havoc’ Kendrick’s rap sheet reads like a recipe for disaster: one part mayhem to three parts chaos. There’s no arguing the matter; he’s a bad guy, or at least he used to be. For the past five years, Tommy’s been on the straight and narrow, keeping his head down and staying out of trouble. He left the French Quarter behind, along with the New Orleans crime syndicates and underground fights that used to pay his bills. Trading in the high-octane thrill of earning money with his fists to work in an auto mechanic’s was hard, and yet somehow, despite everything, he’s made it work.

Until now.

Tommy hadn’t planned on seeing his brother again. When David Kendrick turns up on his doorstep with a bag full of money and four broken ribs, Tommy finds himself heading back to the place he swore he’d never return. Back to the fights. Back to the drinking, the drugs, and the women.

Back to a life he thought he’d left behind for good.

Nikita Moreau has lived in New Orleans all her life. She learned to drive there, lost her virginity there, bought her first house there, and she’s damned if she isn’t going to die there, too. As a prison psychologist at one of the country’s most dangerous facilities, she runs the risk of dying in the state of Louisiana on a daily basis, and yet she wouldn’t give it up for the world. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping those everyone else has given up on. Nothing more rewarding than fixing something everyone said was broken.

The day she meets Tommy Kendrick, however, she learns a painful lesson: sometimes a person is too broken to be fixed. Sometimes a person is beyond reach and cannot be saved. The tall, dark and handsome, tattoo-covered devil is danger personified. She knows this. She knows he’s bad news. So then why can’t she stop thinking about him? Why can’t she stay away from him?

And, most importantly, why won’t she save herself?”

So you guys know by now that I don’t really do dark romance. Just isn’t my thing on my daily reading basis. That said, Callie Hart is my jam and she sucks me into books that I had no idea I could ever love. This one is no different.

I want to start off with something right now. The beginning of this book is intense times ten. In all honesty, I almost stopped reading because it just actually scared me. But the whole book, while it maintains darkness, isn’t like the first few pages (I wanted to point that out for those who love trying to sample of the book and then might be like, WOAH!).

Nikita’s character is just so…cool, for a lack of a better word. The thing I loved about her is that she is the epitome of peeling back the layers of the onion. Some of the stuff she did, I just never expected. And I loved it. You think you’re starting to get her character sorted out in your head and then she does something out of left field. It makes sense, but its just unexpected.

Tommy’s character is rough. But I loved how we see a kind side to him too. He can be brutal. Savagely brutal. But inside, there is a compassion there. One that comes out several times around, and for, Nikita. One thing I really enjoyed in this story was the actual contrast with his character. It almost felt Dr. Jekyll/Mr.Hyde to me. It was almost jarring but yet it endeared his character to me.

This book does end abruptly. I wouldn’t call it a cliffhanger, because there is some finality to the scene, but this book is the first in a series. I’m really anxious to see the rest of this series. Callie Hart books always suck me in (I read her Blood and Roses series in an entire night). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves darker romance, or if you already love Callie Hart, then this mash up from her and Jonny James is one you don’t want to miss.