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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: BODYGUARD by CD Reiss

Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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Bodyguard by CD Reiss

Release Date: November 14th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn’t easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.

As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.

Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.

Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.

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“Are we going to have another ‘about last night’ conversation?” I asked.

“If you want to.”

What did I want to say? Everything. but mostly, I wanted to tell him how much I liked kissing him and how conflicted I was. I wanted to demand answers immediately and give him space at the same time.

All the words tried to jump forward, but when he stopped at a light, our eyes met in the rearview. The words landed in a tangle, unsaid.

He tapped the steering wheel when he turned it, using both hands for the first time since I’d gotten in.

“Hey,” I said.

“Yeah?” He briefly looked at me in the mirror.

“What happened to your hand?”

“Burn.” he brushed his left hand over the bandage at the top of his palm, right where you’d burn it if you were picking up a hot pot handle. He caught my eye in the rearview again.

I didn’t know if I believed him.

“What were you cooking?”

“Breakfast.”

“And you still went to get a Danish?”

He rubbed his upper lip with his left hand and tapped the wheel with the bandaged one.

“I burned my eggs.”

Right. Hot pot. Burned hand. Smoke-filled kitchen.

“You know what’s funny?” I said.

The Three Stooges.”

“I don’t know anything about you. You could live in your mother’s basement.”

“That’s just where I bury the bodies.”

Blatant avoidance. It had been cute before; now it was getting on my nerves.

“Are you married?”

“No!”

He could have been lying, buy lying liars always lied. There wasn’t a thing I could do about that except make sure I asked.

Something was wrong. We’d kissed twice, and twice he’d shut down. I should have been the one shutting down. I was the one with all the ex-boyfriend baggage. Why was I the one who was always so willing?

But there he was in the front seat, driving with both hands on the wheel, glancing at me once in a while to make sure I wasn’t choking on my tongue in the back seat. Discomfort radiated out of him.

Here I was with my hands in my lap thinking about ways to kiss him again.

He pulled into the little lot and wedged into a space. He turned off the car, popped his seat belt, and stared at the wheel for a split second too long. I was about to open the car door myself when he turned all the way around, arm over the back of his seat, bandaged hand on the back of the passenger side.

“Kissing you…” He stopped and looked at my lips so intensely I folded them back and bit them. “You’re dangerous. I can’t even see your lips, but I can taste them. I couldn’t brush the taste of you out of my mouth this morning. Right now. The honey. I can taste it but not enough. I want to kiss you again, and I can’t. I lose my shit around you. I can’t do it. My job is control. Do you understand what I’m saying?”

My jaw loosened, and I let my lips go.

“No, I don’t. I’ve met bodyguards before. You’re a stoic bunch, but you’re not all celibate. And if you think this is easy for me, you’re wrong. I’m afraid too. I’m afraid you’re going to get hurt because of me. last night…” I put my fingertips to my lips as if that would keep the choking sob from coming. I kept it back. “Last night he showed me he’s back, and if he’ll hurt me, he’ll hurt you.”

If I thought seats would be a barrier between us, I was wrong. He launched himself between them and placed his lips on mine. Our third kiss was unexpected, uncomfortable with him stretched between front and back. I wove my fingers in his hair, giving him my mouth, and taking his.

I wanted that kiss to tell him it was all right. He could lose control. He could be more than a protector. He was as safe with me as I was with him. But I couldn’t without lying to both of us.

He yanked his lips away.

“Trust me.” He leaned his forehead against mine.

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5 STARS

I SOOO wish I could get inside CD Reiss’s head. Her mind would be such a fascinating place to hang out.  She once again brings us a titillating tale filled with her signature mix of sweet, sexy and suspenseful. Emily and Carter will steal your heart!

I would literally sneak read this book at work on my phone, because I didn’t want to put it down. How Christine continues to bring us these amazing characters is what makes her one of my absolute favorite authors. 

Emily is sweet, selfless, an has sacrificed a lot in her life. Carter embodies everything you would imagine in a bodyguard, plus an extra helping of hotness. These two are yin and yang, and work so perfectly together. 

I love the push and pull between Emily and Carter. The more he pulls away, the more she pushes her way in. And while both think / know that being together is not a good idea, they can’t fight primal urges that consume them when they are around each other. While there are outside influences that try to keep them apart, their story is a case of good always triumphs over evil. 

This is the second book in Christine’s Hollywood A-List series, but it absolutely can be read as a standalone. If you like a book that is a complete package, one that will sweep you up, suck you in and keep you turning the page, pick up Bodyguard. If you’ve never read a book by CD Reiss, start with this one. You won’t be sorry. 

 

 

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About the Author

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: On The Way To You by Kandi Steiner

 

On the Way to You, an all-new emotional standalone from Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

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On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017

What makes you happy?

That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.

And then, I got in his car.

It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.

We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.

One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.

Discovering his journal changed everything.

I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.

I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.

Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.

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5 STARS

Honestly, this book should be 10 Stars. It’s THAT GOOD.

This is the third book of Kandi’s that I’ve read, and each one tops the last. If there is one word I could use to describe her story-telling, it’s RIVETING. 

She brings us these characters; flawed, imperfect, insecure, WONDERFUL characters that could be any one of us. You don’t just read about them, you are in the story with them. You are on their journey with every word, every turn of the page. 

Cooper and Emery are probably the two least likely people to not only take a cross-country road trip together, but to become friends. Cooper has had a difficult life growing up in Mobile. She’s been working her job for four years, saving every penny to escape and start at her dream school in Seattle. Little does she know, one fateful October day, Emery Reed walks into her diner and changes her whole life. 

These two aren’t just on a journey across the country. They are on a journey of discovery. Of themselves, of each other. One is searching for peace, the other is searching for a life outside of the only one she’s ever known. 

Kandi deals with a sensitive subject when it comes to Emery. And while I don’t have personal experience with it, I feel like she did such an amazing job writing him and everything he’s going through. 

On The Way To You is one of the most moving books I’ve read in a very long time. I’m not likely to forget Cooper or Emery, or how their story made me feel. I laughed, I cried, and I loved every single word.  Thank you Kandi, for being one of the authors that I can count on to make me really feel while reading.  

 

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About the Author:

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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RELEASE, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Mr. Blackwell’s Bride by Sienna Blake

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Drake
This marriage was supposed to be another business deal. My latest investment, a means to an end… I need an heir. Which means I want her belly swollen with my child before the year is out.

She was supposed to be my perfect little bride. Quiet. Uncomplicated. Unemotional.

I didn’t foresee the stunning firecracker who tumbled into my life and woke things in me I thought were long dead. I didn’t count on her turning my world upside down.

And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for this beauty.

Noriko
This marriage was supposed to be my sacrifice. A way to save my father, a means to an end… I need to remain childless. So I can exit the contract at the end of the year.

He was supposed to be a boring old man. Distant. Uncomplicated. Passionless.

I didn’t foresee the rude, arrogant and beautiful brute who made my body react like fire and smoke. I didn’t count on there being more underneath his gruff exterior.

And I’m definitely not supposed to fall in love with the beast.

This is a NEW story using old characters from the unpublished novel, Girl Wife Prisoner. This version has no Keir, no cheating and a Happily Ever After. Although this book is part of a series, it is a standalone novel.

 

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4.5 STARS

This is the second book in Sienna’s Good Wife series, but it is a complete standalone.

Drake is facing health issues, and has a strict order from his doctor to slow down and spend time with loved ones. So he decides to get married. But it’s a business deal, like any other. 

Noriko is trying to find a way to save her ailing father, and her family. As the oldest of three girls in a very traditional Japanese family, its up to her.  When she decides to accept an offer of one year of marriage, her hope is that her father survives. One year, no attachments. 

Drake and Noriko have such a tumultuous start to their relationship.  Sienna throws lots of little curves to keep you on your toes. You never quite know what direction she’s taking these two.  Drake is over bearing, controlling, and somewhat closed off. He has demons that he’d rather bury than deal with, but Noriko challenges him, and you can’t help but cheer her on in doing so. 

I love what these two bring out in each other. I love watching their growth, not only personally, but together.  This is a modern day fairy tale that will leave you with a smile on your face. Another great book by Sienna. I can’t wait to see who she brings us next!

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She loves all things that make her heart race — roller coasters, thrillers and rowdy unrestrained sex. She likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her writing.

If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.

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BOOK BLITZ & REVIEW: RIPPLES BY ALEATHA ROMIG

 

You don’t have to read the Consequences series to enjoy this stand-alone novel, but if you know Tony Rawlings, you know that disappointing him isn’t an option. Imagine being his youngest daughter…imagine telling him the unimaginable…

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

Sometimes ideas find you, and dreams begin as nightmares. Sometimes the truth that has been kept hidden is the key to opening a door you never knew existed.

“You might not know me. I’m the baby of the Rawlings family, the princess, the daughter who came along later. I’m not like my older siblings, successful at everything they touch. My mother and father have provided me with every luxury as well as their unyielding love and support, but I’m not spoiled. I’m also not content. By example, my parents have shown me how love should be. I don’t know their past, and that doesn’t matter. I know what I’ve seen—two people devoted to one another.

I don’t believe that I’ll ever find that kind of love, the kind that forgives and accepts all. And as my life falls to pieces and I travel to visit my family to face their disappointment, I’m not even looking for it.

I’m looking for an escape…from my life as a Rawlings…from the pressure to achieve and not let others down. I dream of the time I can live for my own desires without the expectations that come with my name.

I don’t find what I’m seeking…it finds me. Or should I say…he finds me.

This time is different. I have a family who will search for me and find the answers. Little do we know—any of us—that my father set my journey into motion long before I was born.”

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” ~Dalai Lama

Ripples (Unabridged Version) is Natalie’s story, the youngest of Tony and Claire’s children—their baby. This story first appeared in shorter form in Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings. Due to the length restriction of each novella in that anthology, many scenes in Ripples were shortened or omitted for that anthology. This unabridged edition is the entire story—double in length and—a full-length novel.

Please enjoy this Consequences novel along with special appearances from your favorite Consequences characters.

 

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5 STARS

I love Aleatha and her writing. Her Consequences Series is one of my hands down favorites. So, when I read the spin-off novella in the Glamour anthology, I was super happy to get a small taste of Tony and Claire and their family again. Then Aleatha announced that she was releasing a full length novel, and I was over the moon. 

Ripples is about the Rawlings youngest daughter Natalie. She’s daddy’s princess, spoiled, but not a brat. She hates letting people down, especially her parents, but following in her older siblings footsteps is not what she wants to do. 

Dexter has been waiting for Natalie his whole life. From an early age, he’s known that she was meant to be his; he just needs to convince her that they belong together. 

Their relationship starts off much the same way as Tony and Claire’s (which, if you haven’t read about, I’m not telling you). It’s unorthodox and unconventional, and if you’ve never read an Aleatha book before, you might get turned off by it. But I promise you, this book, Natalie and Dexter’s story, is worth every word. 

Their’s is a journey of discovery, both of self and of each other. It’s full of Aleatha’s trademark hotness factor, plus a healthy dash of darkness and angst, and some very endearing moments.  And I feel like the way she ended it could very well leave it open for us to get more of Natalie and Dexter in the future.  Here’s hoping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aleatharomig1Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

2017 brings Aleatha’s first “Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha” with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: THE VAULT Volume One

The Vault:  (Volume One) is NOW LIVE!!!

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What happens when you lock 22 authors in a vault and don’t let them come out until they’ve finished their books?

You get one sinfully sexy collection.

Sweet.

Devilish.

Dangerous.

Romantic.

Raw.

Funny.

Dark.

Powerful.

Unforgettable.

See what awaits you inside The Vault.

 

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4.5 STARS

Here’s what  I love about anthologies. 

Its a fabulous way to be introduced to new authors; either ones you’ve never heard of, or ones that you’ve heard of but haven’t read yet. This is the case for me with The Vault. A few authors I know, read and love a few I’ve heard of but never read. 

All of these stories are different. Different themes, different writing styles, and that is what makes this collection so fabulous. The only reason I’m not giving it five stars is because one or two of the stories end in a cliffhanger which I equally love and hate. In this case, with so many fabulous stories, I’ll be lucky if I remember to follow up with the author and get the rest of the story. 

A fun, sexy collection of books with some SERIOUS swoon-worthy hotties. Absolutely worth the read!

 

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AUTHORS & TITLES

A.D. Justice: Warning

A.M. Hargrove: For The Love of My Sexy Geek

Aleatha Romig: Unconventional

C.A. Harms: Raw

Gina Whitney: Stilettos and Broken Bottles

Hilary Storm: Ridin’ Dirty

Katherine Rhodes: Innuendo

Kate Benson: Redemption

Kathy Coopmans: Parole

Katie Ashley: The Plan

Liv Morris: Sweet Seconds

M.C. Cerny: Declan’s Demand

M. Stratton: In His Arms

Michelle Dare: Uncuffed

MJ Fields: Terzetto

Nina Levine: Risk 

S. Moose Author: Adjusting the Deal

S.D. Hildreth: Mister Prick

T.K. Leigh: Inferno

Terri E. Laine: Honey

Tia Louise: Sundown

Toni Aleo: Not The One

 

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: GUN SHY BY LILI ST. GERMAIN

 

 

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A stand alone psychological thriller.
** NOT A ROMANCE **

 



HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?

In the middle of a fierce snowstorm in Gun Creek, Nevada, seventeen-year-old Jennifer Thomas disappears without a trace.

The second girl in nine years.

Identical cases. Identical conditions. Only last time, the girl was found. Dead, stuffed in a well beside the creek that feeds the town’s water supply.

The killer was never found.

As the small town mobilizes and searches for newly vanished Jennifer Thomas, one suspect comes to the fore. But did he do it? Or is there something else at play? Something nobody could have anticipated?

For Jennifer’s friend Cassie Carlino, the worst is yet to come. As she pins MISSING posters to store windows and joins the search, she begins to suspect that Jennifer’s disappearance might be much closer to her than she could have ever imagined.


 

Leo

I visit Jennifer every evening at the diner; she seems to like the attention, and I could use the distraction. I make sure to turn up just before her shift ends, and she gives me a ride home every night. The first night she came over we ended up talking for hours. My mouth hurt by the end, every sense on high alert. I was a gentleman. I didn’t lay a hand on her again, not after she started to talk. She’s in trouble. A lot of trouble. I think it eased her mind to be able to confess to somebody who pretty much wrote the book on trouble in this town.
I mean, there’s not a thing I can do to help the girl. Not unless she tells me who got her into this mess in the first place. “That’s the problem with men,” she said to me when I urged her to give me the name of the guy blackmailing her. “They always jump straight to problem-solving. Men always want to fix everybody.”
“You don’t want to be fixed?” I’d asked her.
“I can fix myself,” she’d replied. “I just need somebody to understand.”
I don’t understand. Her predicament is something I’ve never experienced. But I can listen. I listen to her talk as she drives me home in her shiny new car every night, and it makes me feel less of a fuck-up. I mean, she hasn’t killed anyone. But she’s planning to. And that’s why we’ve found each other. I am a killer and she is ready to spill blood. She is a welcome distraction from my sins, and I am a makeshift altar for her to lay her own sins upon. Because when I’m with Jennifer, I don’t think about Cassie Carlino. I don’t think of Karen Brainard. And, most especially, I don’t think of Teresa King and the way she burned beside me in that car.
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The night Jennifer Thomas disappears is like all the rest. I go to the diner. Order nachos and a Coke. I’m surprised Jennifer is working. It’s Thanksgiving, and the place is deserted. Even Amanda is nowhere to be seen.
“Working on Thanksgiving?” I ask Jennifer, as she slides my food in front of me. She shrugs, that glitter lipgloss catching the light as she moves. “It’s just another day, isn’t it?”
I nod.
“Besides,” she says, “It pisses my dad off. I asked for this shift.”
At ten, I help her to turn out all the lights. I wait beside her as she locks the front doors of the diner, feeling vaguely worried about the fact that somebody left a sixteen year old cheerleader alone to lock up this late at night. I note the lack of video surveillance, the remote location, the fact that everyone is tucked safely inside their houses while Jennifer is alone with a convicted criminal in the dead of night.
Jennifer offers me a ride home, which I accept. Except, instead of driving me straight home like she has done for the past six nights in a row, Jennifer pulls her Range Rover off the road into an uncleared section of pine trees that tower over us. The track is narrow and winding and she doesn’t answer me when I ask her where she’s taking us.
She stops in a small clearing and cuts the lights. The engine is still running. Bits of snow fall outside, slow and bloated in their trajectory toward the ground. Jennifer’s hands are small as they grip the steering wheel; her eyes lit up by the red illumination of the dashboard, making her look almost demonic.
“What are we doing here?” I ask her again.
“I don’t want to go home,” she says staring straight ahead.
“Fair enough,” I reply. I watch her as she struggles to find words. She squirms in her heated leather seat, her nails shiny and perfect, her shoulders sagging under the weight of something I cannot see.
“Do you think I’m pretty?” she asks me in a tiny voice, and she sounds so mouse-like and weak that I almost laugh.
“Do I think you’re pretty?” I echo, feeling a smirk cut its way across my face. “Jennifer, you’re so pretty I could die just from looking at you.”
She rolls her eyes. “You think I’m stupid. You’re just here because you feel sorry for me, Leo.”
I shake my head. “I don’t think you’re stupid. And I’m not here because I feel sorry for you.”
She swallows thickly; I can see the pulse beat nervously in her throat. “Then why are you here?”
“Well, I guess I’m here right now because you just drove us off the road and into the woods.”
“You know what I mean.”
Do, I, though? I sigh. “Because you’re the only person in this town worth talking to who will even look at me.”
She bites her lip and I have the sudden, piercing urge inside my skull to wrap my hands around her throat and drag her onto my lap. That’s some messed up shit. She’s sixteen. Six. TEEN. I’m repeating the number in my head over and over, willing my dick to settle down. I can feel the throb of wanting her in my cock, in the thunderous rush of blood that makes my heart hit my ribcage like the firing of a gun, bang, bang, bang. My need eclipses my rationality. So what if she’s sixteen? She drove into this fucking clearing and licked her lips and asked me if I thought she was pretty.
“Why have you been back to the diner every single night, just as I’m about to get off shift?”
“Umm,” I try. “It’s the only decent place in town?”
She narrows her eyes at me and there’s a fire inside her pupils; it might be below freezing outside, but it’s a billion degrees in here. We’re already fogging up the windows with our breath, and I haven’t even laid a finger on her.
“Liar,” she says. “I want the real reason.”
You’re about to get the real reason, sweetheart. I grip the armrest. I grip it so hard my fingernails ache.
“I’m here because I’m a bad guy, Jennifer.”
“And?”
“Because you’re so pretty I can’t think about anybody else. Because I want to do things to you… that would probably frighten you. Things that might hurt you.”
Her cheeks are flush; her breathing quickens. I haven’t even touched her, and she’s already excited. Or scared. Or both. I want to reach between her thighs and see if it’s lust I’m reading on her face.
“What kinds of things?” she asks.
I cover my face with my hands.  
“What kinds of things?” she repeats, a hand on my shoulder. I let my hands fall into my lap and fix my stare on this girl who should be home with her family, not out here in the dark in the woods and snow with a criminal. I watch in awe as she slides her seat back and reaches her hands up underneath her skirt, tugging a pair of panties down her legs and unhooking them from her heels. She can’t look at me as she hands me a pair of baby blue silk panties with a bow on the front. I grip the underwear in my fist so tight I could tear it to shreds with a single pull, but I don’t rip it. I find the damp spot of arousal in the center of the material and bring it up to my face. I close my eyes. I breathe Jennifer in.
I shouldn’t be here. Not with her. Not like this. I will get out of the car, I decide. I will walk home. I will not touch this girl.
But then, “I promise I won’t tell anyone,” she whispers.
Fuck.
I grab her. I drown her shock out with my mouth. I squeeze her slender neck with my prison-rough palms. I keep my promise and I hurt Jennifer Thomas until I’m sated.
It’s only after when I’m looking at the blank expression on her face, the odd tilt of her neck, the bruises blossoming on her spread thighs, that I understand what I have done.
By then, it’s too late.
The night Jennifer Thomas disappears is like all the rest.
Apart from the way it ends.

 

 

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4.5 STARS

This is the first book by Lili that I’ve read, and I’m kicking myself because of it. I love the darker reads, and she definitely delivered. 
 Living in a small town is hard enough. Living the life that Cassie does is bound to make a person crazy. 
This book is told in dual POV; Cassie and the love of her life Leo. It’s a beautifully twisted love story. A story that shows the lengths that people will go to to be with the one that they love. And that’s where the major twist comes in . This is the kind of book that I can’t tell you about, you need to read for yourself, especially if you love a good mind bender. 
There are multiple small twists, that lead to the jaw dropping conclusion. You will alternate between feeling sorry for these characters, being turned on, nursing a kernel of hope, and maybe even a little repulsed.  But in the end, you will be completely satisfied. 
I’m definitely going to be reading more of Lili’s books. I really enjoyed the way this story flowed. There was no unnecessary filler, There are some scenes that can definitely cause trigger issues, so if you have any, I urge you to read with caution. 
Lili writes dark, delicious romance full of love, lust and revenge. Her USA Today Bestselling Gypsy Brothers series focuses on a morally bankrupt biker gang and the young woman who seeks her vengeance upon them. The Cartel series is a trilogy that explores the beginnings of the club, published through HarperCollins.

Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, excellent coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Instagram.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

 

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RELEASE, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: MISADVENTURES WITH A SUPER HERO by Angel Payne

Misadventures with a Super Hero
by
Angel Payne
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Synopsis

Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of
them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.
Now, he
s my super hero, the hunk Im yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek.
Too bad he
s actually Reece Richards, my full-on nerd of a real-life boss.
He
s got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire and from having to save the city from a
maniac out to destroy everything he loves.
But there
s something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.

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5 STARS
OMG!!! This book was SO incredibly fun to read!!
I love Angel and her writing style. And the fact that she brings us some SMOKING HOT heroes! Reece is definitely now on my list of top book-boyfriends!

Emmalina comes from a fairly pretentious family living in the OC, a county in Southern California. Growing up nothing more was expected of her than playing tennis, lunching with the ladies and marrying her kind. But she was determined to get out of Orange County and have MORE in her life. Landing a job at the Brocade, a high end hotel in the heart of LA, gets her one step closer to that dream.

Reece Richards is the youngest in the line of the Richards Empire. Taught from an early age to think of no one but himself, he’s the epitome of spoiled playboy. And that is what lands him in trouble and turns him into a freak with super powers. Determined to atone for his selfish lifestyle, Reece takes on a dual personality and vows to pay back society by cleaning up the city, one bad guy at a times.

This is a fun, quick read with Angel’s usual twist on the steam factor. I love the instant attraction between Reece and Emmalina. And what I love more is that where others in the hotel Reece runs think he’s weird, Emma embraces it. I’m not usually a sci/fi fan, but I love Angel and knew that I would like this book. While this is the third book in the Misadventures series, it’s 100% a standalone. I would love to see more of Reece and Emmalina in a future book!

Meet the
Author

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USA Today bestselling romance author
Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances turned serious at Chapman
University in Southern California, where she took departmental honors for English. She began getting a paycheck for her
writing when composing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine, and working in promotions at
LA-based KROQ-FM. She was also a music industry PA, fashion ramp model, night club DJ, special events coordinator, tour
guide, and hotel group sales manager before returning to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic
fiction.


Angel has written for four
publishing houses, and is also independently published. She most enjoys focusing on high heat and high concepts starring
memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited
for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords
of Sin historicals, and the popular WILD Boys of Special Forces series. She’s excited to be one of the inaugural authors for
Waterhouse Press’s prestigious MISADVENTURES series.


Angel still lives in
Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their
awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she is a proud cos play mom,
and also enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, and being active in the
outdoors.

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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: RESUSCITATION BY CASSIA BRIGHTMORE

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              Resuscitation (The Trauma Series#3) by Cassia Brightmore Author

Genre:   Dark Romance

Release Date: October 2nd, 2017                   


Cover Model:
  Lance Jones                     


Photography by:
Dave Kelley


Cover Design:

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SYNOPSIS:

Trust.
No. One.

 A mantra  that Dr. Cian O’Reilly has lived by; never allowing any new insiders to
pierce his inner circle. Until her. Dr. Athena Payne was his game changer, the
woman he wanted to bring into his cloak of darkness; to share in his malicious
desires of torture and terror as the executioner of all who escaped justice. But
when faced with an alleged betrayal of that trust, how far will he go to seek his
vengeance?

 Love.
Conquers. All.

 Three words that Athena Payne has always believed whole-heartedly. In her determination to become a brilliant heart surgeon, her thirst for knowledge tossed her headlong into a hidden conspiracy, a deadly game of death intertwined with the
complications of love. Trusting and loving Cian may very well be the last things
she ever does as she’s faced with paying the ultimate price for allowing
him into her heart.

 Save a life. Take a life.

 Will the hardest kill Cian’s ever faced be his last? As others circle closer to
learning his true identity, interns and attendings alike face the possibility of
losing everything they’ve fought so hard to gain.

 Trust no one.

Let love conquer all. And prepare for a shocking ending that you won’t
see coming in this third installment of the Trauma Series.

 Lincoln Hospital, where the cure can be your worst nightmare.

 

Warning:
Contains violent and graphic situations not suitable for readers under the age of
eighteen. This is the third book in the “Dexter” meets “Grey’s
Anatomy” series and ends on a cliffhanger. All books must be read in order
to follow the series.

 

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5 STARS

OMGOMGOMG. This book!!! I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for this book, #3 in Cassia’s Trauma Series to come out, and it did NOT disappoint!! 

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, reading through this book. Will he do it? Does he actually believe that Athena would betray him? There are so many twists and turns in this third book, I found my heart pounding more than a few times. And the ending! That was something I didn’t see coming. But warning: it’s another cliffie, and if you don’t like those, you might want to wait until the next book comes out. 

Another fantastic, thrilling, roller coaster courtesy of Ms. Brightmore. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

 

 

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On the twenty-third day—he hunts, bringing the scum of the earth to justice; his
justice. Ending up as a patient on Dr. O’Reilly’s table could either
save your life or end it in the most horrific way.

New York City. The infamous city that never sleeps; the place where dreams either shine brightly or shatter into razor sharp pieces of metal. For Dr. Cian O’Reilly, it’s the perfect city to disguise his dark alter ego. As a top surgeon at Lincoln Hospital, he has access to resources far beyond the reach of the average person; the ideal cover for his double life. By day, he’s the epitome of professionalism. By night, the facade is stripped away and his true depraved self is revealed.

When Dr. Athena Payne joins the roster as a new surgical intern, Cian’s carefully
constructed life is thrown into turmoil. With her sunny smile and wide-eyed
innocence, she threatens to break through his iron-like exterior, exposing the
man beneath. Following her dream of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon, her
internship at Lincoln Hospital is the first step in achieving her goals.
Something about the dark air of mystery that surrounds her new boss, Dr. Cian
O’Reilly, leaves Athena questioning just what it is that the good doctor is
hiding.

A killer on the loose. A doctor wielding a deadly blade. An intern caught in the midst of first love and a lethal web of murder.

Lincoln  Hospital. Where the cure can be your worst nightmare.

 

Warning:
Contains violence and graphic situations not suitable for readers under the age
of eighteen.

 

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Murder.

Deceit.

Revenge.

Within the walls of the prestigious Lincoln Hospital in New York City, a hunter awaits.
A man with a thirst for blood and an appetite for vengeance. Dr. Cian
O’Reilly, the city’s most respected cardiovascular surgeon, is living
a double life, one bathed in torture and mayhem as he delivers final justice to
the city’s most heinous criminals.

 When a new influx of physicians joins the rotation, the struggle for anonymity
intensifies as a nosy reporter inches closer to the truth about Cian’s true
identity. In a dangerous game of kill or be killed, no one is safe and everyone
is a potential victim.

 A romance blossoming on the premise of murder. An escaped killer on the loose. A traitor in the midst intent on bringing them all down.

 Lincoln Hospital. Where the cure can be your worst nightmare.

 Warning:
Contains violence and graphic situations not suitable for readers under the age
of eighteen. This is the second book in the “Dexter” meets
“Grey’s Anatomy” series and ends on a cliffhanger. All books must
be read in order to follow the series.

 

 

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Cassia Brightmore is a Canadian dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.

She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she’s not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and
publishing her first book as an indie author is truly a dream come true.

Her titles include:

The
Darkness Series

Book One:
Malevolent

Book Two:
Evanesce

Book
Three: Denouement

Book
Four: Repentance

The
Trauma Series

Book One:
Lincoln Hospital

Book Two:
Flatline

Standalones

Unworthy

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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: THE BROTHER BY K. LARSEN

  The Brother by K. Larsen   Published October 2, 2018

 

Dark Romantic Suspense

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Description

Liam Lockwood stumbled across a photo in a magazine of his long-forgotten brother causing buried secrets, heartache and obsession to bubble to the surface. When Liam sees something he wants, he takes it. He always has and this time will be no different despite his father’s warning.

Payback for a dark and broken childhood now has a name, Nora Robertson.

 

“Attraction is not random.”

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Short Excerpt:

Six Months Ago
I saw the headline first. The Tutor Captive Speaks Out For First Time Exclusive!
I admit I was curious. I’d heard the news reports. Seen the reporters trying to get the meek redhead to talk to them last year. I was waiting in line at the grocery store- a task normally done by my assistant- when I picked up the rag and flipped it open to the article. Immediately nostalgia sucker punched me. One of the featured pictures showed the redhead, a young girl and…my brother. I slammed the magazine shut and slapped it on the conveyor belt with my groceries. Fucking Holden.
When I slip into my car, I yank the magazine out and read the article. Held captive. Cuts. Love. Emotional abuse. Scars. Moving on. Single. Raise awareness about abuse and PTSD. Blah blah.
“Dammit,” I mutter.  Although I don’t recall an awful lot from my childhood I do remember my mother and her specific brand of abuse and my brother’s. I pull my cell phone from my back pocket and dial my father.
“Liam,” he answers.
“Sir.”
“Burn through the money already?” His voice is tight.
I groan. “No. Have you seen the latest edition of,” I flip the magazine over, “People Weekly?”
“Why would I have son? You in it?” His voice grates my nerves. He has two tones of voice, condescending and stern.
“No, but your other son is,” I say. I run a hand through my hair. It’s just long enough to consider scheduling a hair cut. My father would prefer it cropped close to the scalp, but I’ve always kept it longer.
“Excuse me?” He barks into my ear.
“Holden Douglas Lockwood, remember him? He’s featured in the magazine.” I wait for his retort. His slew of curses but only silence greets me. “Dad?”
“I’m here. Come to the house now.”
“Yes, Sir,” I say.
I end the call and toss the magazine on the passenger seat. I start the car while pulling up Carol’s contact to send her a quick text that I won’t need her tonight. She texts me back immediately to let me know she left dinner in the fridge for me.
The drive to my father’s house isn’t long but it gives me too much time to focus on my the short movie clips that play in my mind from my former life. Mountain life. Memories of Holden screaming and my father shouting. Holden coming into our room with blood dripping down his torso as I cowered in the corner. Holden covering my mouth in the middle of the night and drawing thin slices along my scalp. What Ma did to him, he did to me, but less so. And hidden. When I told Dad what was happening he snapped. Without warning, he threw me in his truck and drove us away. He told me to never speak of our cabin. To never speak of Holden or baby Laura or Ma again. Nightmares kept me up most nights until Dad started to beat them out of me of with his belt.
We started fresh four hours south of that damned mountain. He created an empire for us. Sent me to the best schools and now I run the business he started. We have wanted for nothing. I have no idea how Holden or Ma or Laura faired. Except now- I do. I know they are all dead from that damned article.
I pull into Dad’s gated driveway and leave the car running at the front door. His valet takes my keys as I pass by him. I don’t bother knocking on my way inside. Dad sits behind his oak desk. He hand carved it. Sanded it for days. Stained it and had his security detail move the enormous hunk of wood into his office. Two fingers of whiskey reside in a glass to his left.
“Sit,” he says. I do. He does not offer me a drink.
“Show me this article.” I lean forward and toss the magazine on his desk. He flips to the article and reads silently. When he finishes, he grunts and slaps the magazine closed.
“We don’t have anything to worry about. They got his last name wrong.”
“But Dad, what about the cabin? There could be things there that lead back to us. Pictures or, I don’t know?”
“There’s nothing Liam. Holden’s dead. Laura’s dead and your mother is dead. Good riddance. It sounds like Holden took up her ‘art’. He was destined to get caught.”
“That’s all you have to say? Laura and Holden were your children too.”
“I let them go a long time ago and you should have too.”
“Don’t you care at all?”
“No. Your Mother was bat shit crazy. Love made me do stupid things for that woman. Move that damned mountain to commune with nature. Live off grid to aid her art. I gave her enough years. I have nothing left for her-not even curiosity.”
“But Holden, Laura?” I say. “I couldn’t care for an infant on my own and Holden was too far gone by then. I could however, save you. Are you not grateful for that?” Save me. The words sound sincere rolling off his tongue but saving me from Ma and my siblings didn’t spare me his abuse. I cannot say this however.
“Of course I am. I just…”
“Don’t over think it Liam and don’t tell anyone about this article. Understood?”
“Yes Sir,” I answer.
“Good,” he says while lifting his glass to his mouth. I watch the amber liquid slosh back and forth and yearn for a glass of my own. The first time I’ve heard of, or seen my brother since we left was in a magazine for being a psychopath and my father wants to simply sweep it under the rug with no explanation. It baffles me and irritates me simultaneously. I say nothing to my father because is not the kind of man you push.

 

 

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5 STARS

I loved, loved, LOVED The Tutor, which was book 1. And honestly,  you should read that before you read this, otherwise you might not have a full appreciation of these characters.

Nora is recovering from her ordeal on the mountain. She, Eve and Lotte have made a home for themselves. Nora is reclusive, riddled with anxiety and still mourning what she considers her loss. She doesn’t date, but does indulge in particular activities that those close to her are concerned about.

Liam Lockwood has become obsessed with Nora. She is the only one who has answers to his questions, and he make it his mission to get to close to her. He’s not as sinister as his big brother, but there are still some tendencies that make you think he could go that way.

This book, like The Tutor, will suck you in and hold on tight until the very last page. You will be consumed by Liam and Nora, anxious to know what’s going to happen.  This book isn’t as dark as The Tutor, but there are still some scenes that could be trigger issues, even though they are consensual.

This was a  fabulous follow up to The Tutor. And with the little teaser she gave us at the end of The Brother, I’m going to be ANXIOUSLY awaiting the next book, The Friend.

 

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RELEASE, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Beautiful Revenge by Sienna Blake

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a standalone romance by Sienna Blake

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My name is…was Alena Ivanova.

Five years ago, I made a mistake. A big one. One that cost me the only man I will ever love.

Now in the lonely moors of north England, I live with my cold, cruel husband. My only friend is his daughter from a previous marriage. At least I didn’t starve to death during the bitter Russian winter.

When my husband arranges for a potential investor to stay with us, a mysterious self-made millionaire by the name of Mr. Wolf, imagine my shock when he walks in…

My name is…was Dimitri Volkov.

Until she broke me.

Five years I’ve worked for this moment.

Five years I’ve dreamed of revenge.

Bit by bit, she will watch her charmed life crumble to the ground.

Then when she needs me the most, when she is desperate, scared and alone like I was all those years ago…

I will destroy her.

Although this book is part of a series, it is a standalone novel.

 

 

Beautiful Revenge Excerpt

I sneak into Dimitri’s bedroom after dinner, making sure I’m not seen. He’s standing by the side cabinet pouring himself a drink. His eyes darken when he sees me, rejection flashing in them like lightning. “What do you want?”

I close the door behind me and walk towards him, my steps shaky. My hands are clammy and I have to keep wiping them on my skirt. I have to stay strong. “I’m here to ask you, no…to beg you—”

“Alena Ivanova is begging me?” Dimitri leans against the wall, a cruel glint in his eyes. He lifts his drink to the air as if to salute me. “Do go on.”

“Please,” my voice warbles, “leave.”

“Leave this room?” he asks with mock surprise.

Bastard. He knows very well what I’m asking. “Leave this house. Do business with my husband if you must, but please, leave me,” and Emily, “alone.”

He stares at me, the right side of his lip lifting in a horrible half-smile. “Get on your knees.”

What?

“If you’re going to beg, do it properly.”

Dimitri drops to his knees in front of me. His face has cracked wide open, but it’s not anger showing raw and naked on his face.

It’s desperation.

“Alena,” he grabs my hand, “I beg of you, don’t do this.”

“Dimi, I—”

“Don’t marry him. Marry me.”

My breath catches in my lungs. Dimitri watches me from across the room over his scotch glass. From the darkness in his eyes, I can tell he’s remembering the same thing.

I stiffen. “You can’t be serious.”

“You want me to leave? Get. On. Your. Knees.”

He wants to crush me. To wound my pride like I did his. He is crueler than ever.

You did this to him.

I’ll do it if it will get him away from me, then I can just go back to my life. It was empty but at least I had Emily to love. Now, with him here, I can barely love her.

I slide to my knees. His eyes flash with fiery triumph. “Please, Dimitri. Please, leave.”

Dimitri places his drink on the side table and pushes off the wall, striding towards me. My breath turns to stone in my throat as he stands right before me. I am well aware of the suggestive position I am in. His cock is at eye level. I force myself not to look at it. Instead, I look up, locked into the intensity of his stare. I know he wants to demean me. To embarrass me. My body burns with the indignity of it. Heat pools between my legs.

I gasp when he places his fingertips on my cheek, a riot of sparks cascading from his touch. He brushes my hair off my face almost tenderly. My heart skitters with hope.

His perfect lips pull into a smile. “No.”

The bastard. I leap to my feet, my hands in fists by my side. “You told me you’d leave if I begged.”

“No,” he says in a bored tone, “I told you to beg on your knees. I made no promises as to the outcome of your begging.” He turns away as if to dismiss me.

My body shakes with rage. I grab his arm and whip him around to face me. “I’ll tell my husband who you are. He’ll kick you—”

“You tell him who I am and I’ll tell him we slept together.”

I gasp. “You wouldn’t.” My contract. If I’m deemed to have been promiscuous I lose everything. More than lose everything, I’ll owe my husband a hundred thousand pounds. It’s a debt I can never hope to crawl out of.

Dimitri’s eyes glitter with mad pleasure. He has me over a barrel. And he knows it. “Do you wish to test me?”

He would do it too. I can see it in his eyes. “Edgar won’t believe you,” I try.

Dimitri grabs my upper arms with his hands, gripping me tight as vices. “Really? What are you doing in my room, Mrs. Worthington?”

I struggle against him. “Let go.”

He pulls me closer, crushing me against his hard body. “Go on,” he says, “scream. Alert your husband to your presence in my room.”

Bastard.

I hate him. I struggle to knee him, to kick him. My damn skirt is in my way and he’s too close to get any leverage.

He’s much too close. All those old aches and wants flood back into my body. Five years I’ve dreamed of being this close to him again. His familiar touch, his familiar smell, his presence around me swilling like a poison. His touch burns me. He seeps into me. He sinks his teeth into my soul.

I am lightheaded. I need oxygen. I part my lips as I suck in air. His eyes dip to my mouth. Something flares in his eyes. Despite everything, he wants to give in to me too. I involuntarily lick my lips. His stare turns…ravenous.

He lets out a small hum, his lips vibrating along my skin as he traces them across my cheekbone towards my ear. “Mrs. Worthington.” His voice is like liquid. “Alena,” he whispers, almost tenderly, sending me back to five years ago. I can feel his grip loosening on my arms but he doesn’t pull away. The ache coils tighter in my stomach. His hands move up my arms, his thumbs tracing the outer swell of my breasts sending shivers through me. This soft Dimitri is dangerous, more dangerous than the cold stranger. He appears too much like the old Dimitri, the one I love. I feel my self-control unwinding, my fingers curling into his shirt, as he presses his arousal against my hip. I bite down on a moan. Despite everything, my body screams to give in to him.

“Well,” his breath tickles my ear, “if I’m going to accuse you of being a whore, you might as well be one.”

I shove him back. He lets go of me, laughing.

“You bastard.” My breath heaves out of my lungs, my neck and cheeks flaming red. He’s playing with me. Toying with me. I want to strangle him.

He smirks at me and shrugs. “At least I can admit what I am.”

His words reach into my chest and wring my heart. “If you won’t go, at least leave Emily alone.”

“She is the one who won’t leave me alone.”

You kissed her.”

He smiles at me, cold and hateful. “Are you jealous?”

“Why are you like this? How could you be so cruel? Why do you want to torment me?”

“Why? Why?” His face cracks apart. “You broke me,” he roars. “You destroyed me when you chose him over me. You filled me so full of bitter hatred, it is all that I taste. It’s all I breathe.” His voice trembles with anguish.

My heart breaks right there. His eyes so open and raw, I can see right into his charred soul. The pieces of his heart that I broke all those years ago are still jagged and sharp. With every breath he takes, they cut him, making him bleed from the inside.

“I’m sorry, Dimi. I’m so sorry.”

“It’s too fucking late for sorry. It’s five years too late.”

It can’t be too late. It can’t.

Love can triumph over hate. It can.

I reach out for him. My voice is pained as I beg—as I beg— “Dimi, please…”

“Get out,” he spits, causing me to snatch my hand back. “It would be very cruel for your husband to find you here alone with me in my bedroom. We wouldn’t want him to get any wrong ideas.”

“I am not a cheater, Dimitri. Don’t you dare insinuate that I am.”

“Just a whore, then.”

His words slap me across my face. Pain spreads from where they strike me. “Fuck you.”

“No, you never did get to give that to me, did you? You gave that pleasure to your worthless husband.”

When Dimitri arrived at Worthington Manor, my hope took flight. To see him again, after all these years, to know that he found me, that he came here for me. Even after I realised that he wanted revenge, I still believed. Even after every cruel word, I still hoped. I thought that I could get through to him. That he couldn’t stay angry at me forever. I thought deep down that we would finally get our happily ever after.

But I have flown too close to the sun, allowed my hopes to soar too high. Hope has melted and my heart has plunged towards the ground, swirling and twisting, until finally crashing on the sharp, jagged rocks.

He still wants me. He hates me more.

He will never forgive me.

He will never love me again.

 

~*~ TSC REVIEW~*~

5 STARS

If there is one thing that Sienna excels at – besides bringing us amazing, unforgettable characters, it’s keeping her readers on the edge. Her storytelling is like the ultimate build up, and the ending the best kind of release.

Alena and Dimitri, and this book is no different than her others. They will suck you into their lives, and leave you breathless, waiting to see what happens next. These two characters are so well written, so compelling, you can’t help but love them both for different reasons. The book flows so smoothly, that you will find yourself reading the entire thing in one sitting. I love the plot of their story, and the secondary characters make it all the more enjoyable.

I definitely don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll say this. READ THIS BOOK. If you love a good love story, one that’s filled with angst and heartbreak, but still gives you hope, this is the book for you. Sienna  is the queen of emotional roller coasters, and Beautiful Revenge is her latest thrill ride!

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