Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Releases

The Marriage Arrangement by Jennifer Probst #NewRelease. @jenniferprobst. @InkSlingerPR

 Today we are celebrating the release of THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT by Jennifer Probst. This is a novella in the Marriage to a Billionaire series and it is part of 1001 Dark Nights. If you’d like a glimpse inside the story, check out the book trailer and excerpt below.

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THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT Synopsis:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Marriage to a Billionaire series. The Book of Spells returns in this sparkling addition to the series!

She had run from her demons…

Caterina Victoria Windsor fled her family winery after a humiliating broken engagement, and spent the past year in Italy rebuilding her world. But when Ripley Savage shows up with a plan to bring her back home, and an outrageous demand for her to marry him, she has no choice but to return to face her past. But when simple attraction begins to run deeper, Cat has to decide if she’s strong enough to trust again…and strong enough to stay…

He vowed to bring her back home to be his wife…

Rip Savage saved Windsor Winery, but the only way to make it truly his is to marry into the family. He’s not about to walk away from the only thing he’s ever wanted, even if he has to tame the spoiled brat who left her legacy and her father behind without a care. When he convinces her to agree to a marriage arrangement and return home, he never counted on the fierce sexual attraction between them to grow into something more. But when deeper emotions emerge, Rip has to fight for something he wants even more than Winsor Winery: his future wife.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Read an Excerpt: 

“You have to marry her.”

Rip Savage stared at the man who’d been like a father to him over the past year. Even now, with worry lines bracketing his eyes and mouth, the older man retained a sense of elegance and grace befitting someone of English descent, even royalty. With his thinning silver hair, thick black framed glasses, and penchant for designer black suits, he cut an intimidating figure, even before one stared into those pale blue eyes that could turn steel grey with stubborn defiance. Of course, Edward Winsor had a reputation to live up to. Within the cliques of vineyards and winery owners in the Hudson Valley, he was well known for his quality vintage and a tightly knit family-run business that competed with Brotherhood Winery for the oldest run winery in the state. His estate was small but mighty, and one of the sought-after blue-bloods that many admired.

Rip had been the only one to know Winsor Winery had been almost bankrupt. Beneath the flawless surface, something rotten had flourished. When Rip was hired to pull the business from ruin, he’d been focused on success no matter what the cost. He hadn’t expected to develop such affection for Edward, or be treated like a son rather than a hired associate.

Therefore, instead of panic, he regarded the older man from across his cherrywood desk with a frown. “I don’t understand. What does Caterina have to do with the winery?”

Edward gave a long sigh, tapping his elegant finger against the etched crystal highball glass that contained his usual two fingers of Scotch. He shifted his weight in his chair, causing the leather to squeak slightly. They were in Rip’s favorite room—the library/study—decorated in bold, rich wines with a hint of Tuscan gold. The fabrics were decadent, from the expensive dark leathers to the Oriental tapestry rugs, and burgundy velvet couches. Bookshelves lined the wall, the scents of old paper and leather bindings with a touch of wood polish drifting in the air. The large bay windows overlooked the acres of rolling property with the view of the spectacular Shawangunk Mountains.

Usually, the view alone soothed him. Reminded him of his success and how far he’d come in a world he’d fought to break into. But his nerves were edged with a fine tension that matched his gut. Something bad was going down, and he had a terrible idea he wouldn’t be able to stop it.

 AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst – Bio:

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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5 Star Friday #blogblitz The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan @Lisalregan @bookouture #bookreview

It is Friday and I am so excited to be part of this blog blitz! I absolutely adored this book, it was unputdownable and I strongly encourage everyone to pick it up…

You can read my gushing five star review belowAnd I hope you all have a lovely weekend!😍

The Girl With No Name

Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newborn baby snatched from her arms.

A woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she is so terrified…

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a letter about a mix-up at a fertility clinic links the nameless girl and the missing child to a spate of killings across the county. Josie is faced with an impossible decision: should she risk the life of one innocent child to save many others… or can she find another way?

The Girl With No Name is nail-biting, twisty and impossible to put down.  If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marson, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked.


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Review

5 Stars With No Name 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the second book in the Josie Quinn series and I loved it… it was even better than the first! I might need to rethink my entire I’m not crazy about police procedural thing…. because the last few I have read I have loved so much! This book had me from the first page and did not let go until the very last…. it was the kind of book you didn’t want to put down, because you had to know what was going on… and I was never disappointed by any of the twists and turns or reveals…. and as I was playing amateur detective I actually kind of got something right this time! There is hope all… there is hope!🕵🏻‍♀️

Josie is a great character… and I liked getting to know even more about her in this book…. there are a few secrets still to be revealed, but that just keeps me wanting more….. The character who I enjoyed the most in this book was Noah… I thought his character growth from the previous book was remarkable and I love his relationship with Josie…. Lisa Regan if you’re reading this review, I’d really love to see a little love interest between the two of them, just saying…. The character I am looking most forward to getting to know better is Gretchen… I’m sure that girl has a story to tell…. and the character I was most disappointed in in this book was Luke… for obvious reasons….

Along with all these fabulous characters we had a compelling story…. as I mentioned above I solved a little of the crime as I played detective… but WOW did not see all that coming for sure! And what I love about this is yes there was a big twist and reveal…. but all the pieces fell into place and it was extremely realistic…. as I’m sure you can tell from my review I am more than ready for the next book in this series…. cannot wait to see the growth in the characters and what they are up to next….

Strongly recommend to fans of crime thrillers with fabulous characters….

*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of

this fabulous book ***

The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan

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Author Bio:

Lisa Regan - Author PhotoLisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

 

Author Social Media Links:

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Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Releases

Chaser by Kylie Scott ~Blog Tour~ @kyliescottbooks @InkSlingerPR #bookreview

Happy hump day!🐫 Today I am thrilled to be on the blog tour for Kylie Scott’s new book😍

Five FAB stars for CHASER! Read my full review below 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

 

Chaser (1)Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

 

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kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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Review

5 Fab Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Kylie Scott is hands-down one of my absolute favorite romance authors…. she writes the most fabulous characters…. all with such amazing senses of humor and self awareness…. especially when it comes to her male characters… I think I’ve fallen in love with all of them and Eric is no exception…. this book was told entirely from the male point of view and I loved it…. I think the only thing I missed out on a little was getting to know Jean a bit better….

Eric is the player… he’s never been in a committed relationship…. and he is definitely not getting involved with seven months pregnant Jean, babies kind of scare him…. Eric’s inner dialogue throughout this entire book was quite hilarious…. I found his character development so wonderful and reel….. The friendship that develops between him and Jean was refreshing and his moments with baby Ada were quite adorable….. I love a good friends to lovers story and this one was perfection!

You can read this book as a standalone, although characters from the previous books are definitely involved… and bonus the StageDive boys make an appearance…and Mal was up to his same old shenanigans, loved that!

Strongly recommend to fans of romance, with fabulous characters, and a little fire🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

*** thank you to Kylie Scott, the publisher, and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Happy reading! Berit 💛

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Women's Fiction

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – @ChristinaLauren #bookreview

Happy Thursday! Cannot believe it is Thursday already wow this week has flown by! Today I am so thrilled to bring you this amazing book by Christina Lauren…. this book is so much more than a romance it is a book filled with heart, all the feels, and amazing characters… my full review is below….. if you love books and words then you will love Macy and Elliot… and you will adore this book!😍

Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Synopsis

The story of the heart can never be unwritten.

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.

But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother…only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.

Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.

Review

4.5 absolutely Beautiful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

I loved loved loved every single word of this book…. Christina Lauren absolutely hit a homerun with this book…. A book I couldn’t put down filled with characters I absolutely adored and was rooting for….

This is a second chance love story….Elliot and Macy were one another’s first love…. The story is told in alternating time periods between their teenage years and 11 years later when they are reunited…. Macy and Elliot started out as friends bonding over a love of books and words…. Their friends to lovers story develops so sweetly and slowly and perfectly…. I just could not possibly figure out what could have torn these two apart….

11 years later and Macy and Elliot run into each other at a coffee shop…. The connection is still there, but are Macy’s walls too high and too thick to be broken down? What happened to break these two up in the first place? What tragedy and secret has been haunting Macey for all these years? Well you’re going to need to read this book to find out! And I strongly encourage you to do so….. this book has all the feels and leaves you with a huge smile on your face….

Trust me my non romance loving friends even you will be entranced by this book…. and your eyes will not roll I promise…. it is almost impossible not to fall in love with Elliot and Macy and this remarkable love story….

Favoriteword…. YOU💕

*** thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Hope you read it and love it! Berit 💛

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Releases

Rebel Heir New Release – @InkSlingerPR @ViKeeland @PenelopeAuthor

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How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd.  A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter.  My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

 

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet.  Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Other books by the authors:

Cocky Bastard

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Stuck-Up Suit

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Playboy Pilot

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d5I5rS 

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf

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Mister Moneybags

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2sGyJbZ

iBooks:  http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi

B&N  http://smarturl.it/o780mb 

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Standalone novels

Sex, Not Love

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Beautiful Mistake

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Egomaniac

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Bossman

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The Baller

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iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBooksBaller

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

http://www.amazon.com/Left-Behind-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00OJM92LI/

First Thing I See

http://www.amazon.com/First-Thing-See-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00AWXY3HG

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-thing-i-see-ms-vi-keeland/1114703332

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5

Throb

http://www.amazon.com/Throb-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00SS2RYBU

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Fight-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00FLG5B9S

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight

Worth the Chance

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Chance-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00I2UKQOK

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance

Worth Forgiving

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Forgiving-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00MWL78EG

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You

http://www.amazon.com/Belong-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00BUTCXLE/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Made for You

http://www.amazon.com/Made-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00DPWVKS6

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Other books from Penelope Ward:

Gentleman Nine

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Google Play: http://bit.ly/2C9ESTm

Audio : http://amzn.to/2nHRlVQ

Drunk Dial

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn

iBooks: http://apple.co/2tq7dRz

Nook: http://bit.ly/2xeEH2H

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD

Audio: http://amzn.to/2fWnsQg

Mack Daddy:

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RoomHate

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Stepbrother Dearest

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Neighbor Dearest

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aS8BPa 

iTunes: http://apple.co/29mC6L8 

B&N: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq 

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Sins of Sevin

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3 

iTunes: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg 

B&N: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE 

kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC 

iTunes: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8 

B&N: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6 

kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M 

My Skylar

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kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB 

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

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Gemini

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iTunes: http://apple.co/1QTaONj 

B&N: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD 

kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

Posted in Contemporary Romance, New Releases

The Birthday List by Devney Perry ~Blog Tour~ @devneyperry @InkSlingerPR #bookreview

Hope everybody is having a fabulous weekend! Today I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for this fabulous book The Birthday List… This was such a sweet love story full of fabulous characters, you can read my full 4.5 star review below… hope you get an opportunity to read it as well and love it as much as I did😍

 

 

Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

 

Widow.

 

Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

 

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?

 

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Turning to the door, I smiled, ready to greet my late-evening customer, but faltered as the door closed behind him.

Cole Goodman was walking my way.

My belly dipped as I took him in. His aviator sunglasses were perched on top of his chocolate-brown hair. A black polo stretched across his broad shoulders and pulled tight across his muscled arms. His pale-blue jeans molded to his Herculean thighs before draping down to his black, square-toed boots. The leather belt on Cole’s trim waist held both a shining badge and a holstered gun.

Cole smiled and locked his light-green eyes on mine as he crossed the room.

His straight, white teeth made my breath hitch—something that had happened last night more times than I wanted to admit.

Molly, who had turned around from her seat to greet our customer, spun around so her back was to Cole. Her cheeks flushed as she whispered, “Wow.”

Wow was right.

Cole Goodman was—simply put—gorgeous.

He could give a woman a speeding ticket and get a thank-you in return. He inspired women to attempt push-ups in a karate class just for the chance to watch him sweat through his gi. Cole made grown women blush like teenagers and giggle in corners, like those girls at the dojo last night.

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

 

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4.5 Adorable Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

This was my first book by Devney Perry, but it definitely will not be my last….. this was such a sweet love story with the perfect amount of angst, heartbreak, humor,romance, and steam….. The book made me laugh, it made me cry, and it left me with a big smile on my face….

Poppy was married to her college sweetheart Jamie the love of her life…. and then one day when running errands he got caught up in a robbery and was murdered…. Jamie was a fun loving guy…. and created a list the “Birthday List“ listing an activity he wanted to complete on or before each of his birthdays…. it is now five years later and Poppy is still heartbroken but starting to move on…. she has opened a restaurant and now is attempting to complete all the items on Jamie’s “Birthday List“…. One of the items on the list is to attend a karate class… while at this karate class she runs into Cole the police officer who had informed her of her husband‘s death five years ago…. and there is definitely something between them but how can she dishonor the memory of Jamie?

Poppy was such a real and likable character… absolutely a girl I would love to go to lunch with… preferably at her restaurant and have a yummy chicken pot pie in one of those adorable mason jars topped off by some apple pie in a jar as well….Cole was in a word perfection…. sweet, nice, patience of a saint, hot hot hot, muscles for days, not clingy, not controlling, not overly romantic, and did I mention patient and hot hot hot….. unfortunately there is no man like Cole walking around in the real world, he only exists in this book, and that’s why reading is so wonderful….. The chemistry between the two of them was both hot and adorable…. I loved how Cole wanted to help Poppy complete Jamie’s list (see what I’m saying no man in the real world) I also loved a lot of the items on the list it was so much fun especially swimming in Jell-O and the paint fight…..

Strongly recommend to fans of romance, with a sweet story line, and fabulous characters💕

~~~ thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this wonderful book ~~~

If any of you spot a cackle roaming the streets please let me know thanks X Berit

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Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – Excerpt Reveal @ViKeeland @PenelopeAuthor 💕

 How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd.  A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter.  My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

 

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet.  Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

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 “All done.”  I found Gia in the yard sunbathing.  Of course, she had to be lying on her stomach so I could get a closer look at her ass.  It was fucking phenomenal.  Like a chubby, upside-down heart from where I stood.  I’d spent the last hour pretend fixing her car and picturing her riding me reverse cowgirl, those ass cheeks jiggling like fucking Jell-O while she rode me hard.  I had to force my eyes to her face and clear my throat to continue.  “Here are your keys.  Your rotors were shot, too. In the future, don’t ride on bad brakes.  It just turns a little problem into a big one.”

She shielded her eyes from the sun and twisted her neck to look up at me, still not flipping over to her stomach.  “Oh.  Okay. Thanks.   Can I make you some lunch? It’s the least I can do to repay you for hours of working on my car.”

Is that ass on the menu?

“No.  I have to get going.”

She lifted from flat on her stomach to on her knees in a yoga-like pose, taking her sweet ass time before turning over.

“Are you sure?”  She bit her bottom lip.  “You’ve had to have worked up an appetite.”

Is she fucking with me?  I had an appetite alright.  “I gotta run.”

I sounded like a broken record, yet here I still stood.  My head wanted to get the fuck out of that yard, but my traitorous feet wouldn’t move.  Not even when she stood up, turned around and practically rubbed her ass against me as she held up suntan lotion.  “Could you rub some sunscreen on my back before you go?  I don’t want to burn.”

No.  “Sure.”

“Thanks.”

I took the sunscreen and squeezed a glob of creamy white lotion into the palm of my hand.  Swallowing hard, I began to rub it into her back.  Her shoulders were warm and soft with the tiniest little layer of fuzz on it.  It reminded me of a peach.  My mouth salivated at the thought of biting into her.

“Could you do a little lower?”

My breathing became labored and my cock swelled as I lowered my hands and rubbed into the middle of her back.  I was breaching into dangerous territory.

“Lower” she said.  I knew from her breathy voice that I wasn’t the only one aroused.

I lowered to just above her bathing suit bottom and rubbed lotion all over.

When I finished, she turned her head so I could see the side of her face and closed her eyes to whisper, “lower.”

Fuck me. 

I couldn’t stop myself.  I reached for the creamy sunscreen and squeezed enough into my hand to cover a large person’s full body and then began to rub it into her ass cheeks.  She had the most unique heart-shaped mole on her left side that was perfectly symmetrical. I ran my fingertips over it. When I trailed a pool of lotion to the top of her ass crack, and slowly rubbed it in tracing the material of her bathing suit in between her cheeks, she let out a low moan.

More.  Make more sounds like that.

  

  

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Cocky Bastard

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Stuck-Up Suit

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Playboy Pilot

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Mister Moneybags

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

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Standalone novels

Sex, Not Love

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Beautiful Mistake

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Egomaniac

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Bossman

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The Baller

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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

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First Thing I See

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

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Throb

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight

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Worth the Chance

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Worth Forgiving

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You

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Made for You

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Gentleman Nine

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Drunk Dial

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Mack Daddy:

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RoomHate

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Stepbrother Dearest

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Neighbor Dearest

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Sins of Sevin

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Jake Undone (Jake #1)

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My Skylar

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Gemini

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Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser ~ New Release ~ @jessicastrawser @StMartinsPress #bookreview

Not That I Can Tell

New Release Today March 27, 2018

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser

4.5 Dramarana Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.

By Monday morning, one of them is gone.

Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce—and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d put behind her—and when she’s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood’s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions—especially since she’s dealing with a crisis of her own.

As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what’s going on behind their own closed doors—and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.

Review

This was a really fun read for me….. set in small town Ohio where the houses were as eclectic as the citizens….. whenever I read a book that takes place in a small town I always feel a little jealous, having lived in major cities my entire life….. and Yellow Springs was so picturesque and ideal, just the place you’d want to raise your family…..

The neighbor ladies get together for a girls night out…. kid free and husband free… The wine is flowing, the fire is burning, and the tongues are loose….. and the next day Kristin is gone along with her twins… did she leave of her own volition? Or has something more sinister happened?

This book really was about Clara and Izzy and how they coped with the disappearance of their friend/neighbor….. I really liked both of these ladies and related to them both in very different ways…. Clara is a stay at home mother with a fabulous husband (I must say) raising two kids and trying to be the best mom she possibly can…. Izzy oh Izzy… my heart broke for you girl! Caught in an impossible situation filled with regret… fighting her way back…. I really loved her character growth in this book… and I actually would appreciate another book with her to see where she goes from here……

I loved being the nosy neighbor without having to leave the comfort of my own home or peak out my window….. I loved getting a glimpse into all these characters lives… the good, the bad, and the ugly…. and a very special mention needs to go out to the very precocious 12-year-old Nancy Drew A.k.a. Hallie…. there were some times during this book I absolutely felt as though she was more in touch with what was going on then the adults… and the girl had spirit!

Absolutely recommend two fans of domestic thrillers with a slower pace…. this book didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat however I really wanted to know what was going on and The sooner the better….

*** thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Have fun reading,

Berit

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All About Us and All About Hope by Ashley Erin ~ New Release ~ @InkSlingerPR

Today we have the double release blitz for Ashley Erin’s All About Us and All About Hope! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: ALL ABOUT US

Author: Ashley Erin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About All About Us:

It took twenty-four hours for Emma’s world to shatter, leaving her broken. Returning to her childhood home, Emma wonders if it could be exactly what she needs to heal.

Dane finally has a chance at the girl he lost all those years ago. When Emma blows back into his world, he knows he won’t let her go again.

They’re drawn together, their chemistry undeniable. Emma just needs to decide whether she’s willing to risk her heart when it’s just begun to heal.

 

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Title: ALL ABOUT HOPE

Author: Ashley Erin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About All About Hope:

Friends with benefits.

Toe curling, ecstasy inducing, and completely secret.

Alex and Lia succumb to their scorching attraction, striking a deal of no-strings sex. Neither of them want a commitment, both of them are unable to stop the sparks from flying when they’re together.

Feelings develop, old fears surface, and sex is no longer enough. Will a glimmering sense of hope allow them to let go of the past, or will their secret blow up, leaving them shattered?

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Ollie runs to the end of the arena, waiting for my cue. Kicking my heels out, I say, “Whoa.” He slides to a stop, the tracks he’s left behind are straight and true.

After leaving Emma’s house an hour ago, I desperately needed to get my mind off weddings, and relationships, and stupid men who fuck me and then avoid me after giving me a taste of something I forgot I desperately needed.

So, I saddled Ollie and have been going through some reining patterns. Show season is upon us, the first in just over a month, and I want to be sure we’re ready.

Lifting my right rein, I roll my spur into his left flank. He spins on the spot, the room around us blurring with the speed of the spin. Stopping him, I let him rest a moment before lifting my left rein and this time rolling my spur into his right flank. He spins in the opposite direction, the tightness of the circle envied by many.

Ollie is eight years old and has been my reining horse since we entered the Futurity, the chance for first time reining horses to show what they have and win big, when he was three years old. In the five years I’ve had him, the bond we’ve formed is envied both in and out of the arena. He will be with me until the day he dies, despite offers of tens of thousands of dollars to buy him.

Patting Ollie on his neck, I frown when I see Alex through the large windows at the end of the arena. Everything I’ve been trying to clear my head of comes back with a vengeance. It really bothers me that Alex initiated what happened that night, and then proceeded to avoid me like I’m a carrier of the plague.

I didn’t ask him to pin me against the counter and kiss me with an explosive passion that still has my body thrumming six months later. Nor did I ask him to wrap my legs around his waist and fuck me until I had the most earth shattering orgasm I’ve ever experienced.

Growling, I nudge Ollie into a canter, circling the arena working on lead changes until we are both covered in a sheen of sweat. I love the speed of this sport, and the connection between horse and rider. It’s a testament to how frustrated I am that I don’t feel better after a solid hour of working.

Slowing Ollie to a trot, I begin our cooldown. When his breathing has slowed, I dismount and walk him around the arena a couple times to ensure he’s cooled down enough. Leading him to the tie stall, I quickly untack him and rub him down until his coat shines before settling him into his stall with some feed and his supplements. The entire time I perform my tasks, I’m remembering that night with such acuity that by the time I’m done putting his tack away, my body is quivering in need.

Scowling, I clench my thighs trying to alleviate the ache, getting more and more pissed off at Alex the entire time. He did this to me. I was fine. I met my own needs and didn’t need anything from anyone. Now, I can’t come unless it’s to images in my head of that night with Alex. He’s ruined my ability to need nothing from anyone.

Flipping the lights, I burst through the door cursing under my breath and crash into a hard, hot body. Glancing up, I step back into the now closed door of the barn. “Alex.”

Alex’s hazel eyes take in my disheveled appearance. My hair is wild from running patterns with Ollie, my skin covered in a light layer of sweat and dust. When his eyes fall on the slight sliver of skin showing between my jeans and tank top, his eyes shoot back to mine where they bore into my soul. He steps back a foot, his eyes moving between mine and the barn door as he tries to think of something to say. “I didn’t know you were in the barn.”

“I was working Ollie. We have a show in May.” Tucking my hands in my back pockets, I lean back, propping one foot against the wall, trying to ignore the way my body has lit up from the inside. I’ve spent the last ninety minutes replaying that one night, and now the object of my desire is standing here looking at me with false indifference. Despite his best efforts, I know he’s still attracted to me, because if he wasn’t, he wouldn’t be avoiding me all of the damn time.

When he starts to turn without another word, I shove off the wall, closing the distance between us.

Enough is enough.

I fist my hand in his shirt when he moves to walk away again, and step into him, tilting my head up so he can’t avoid looking at me. “You’ve been avoiding me.”

“No . . .” He tries to look away, but I raise my other hand and hold it against the back of his head.

“Don’t lie to me, Alex. We used to spend time together, and now you don’t remain in a room with me more than the necessary amount of time to be considered polite. Don’t even get me started on the fact you haven’t been alone with me since the engagement party.

“What I don’t get is that you’re the one who initiated that night. You’re the one who made the first move, not me. I haven’t been some clingy chick you picked up in a bar, so what gives?” Holding him in place, I glare up at him, locking his gaze in mine.

He sighs and runs a hand down his face before looking at my hand still grasping his shirt. “I’ve been a dick for no reason, haven’t I?”

“Well, I wasn’t going to use those exact words, but yeah.” Grinning, I drop my hand when he chuckles softly.

“In the heat of the moment, all I could think about was you and how much I wanted to feel you. Afterwards, all I could think about was everyone else and what they would do if they found out. I don’t want a relationship and the pressure would be there, I know how Emma thinks.” His smirk drops into a frown as I gape at him.

“That is the lamest thing I’ve ever heard. Your hot factor just dropped by two points.” Crossing my arms over my chest, I narrow my eyes. His Adam’s apple bobs as he swallows, but there is a slight smirk he’s fighting at my comment. Cocking my hip out, I scowl. “Let’s go through these one at a time. First off, no one knows what happened and there is no reason for them to know. Second, you’re assuming I want a relationship; that’s something I haven’t had the desire for in a long time. Been there, done that, and I have the emotional scarring as a souvenir.”

Alex has made me wonder, hope even, but for the most part I’m still leery of entering a relationship, especially with someone as skittish as Alex, so I don’t feel like I’m lying.

“My hot factor?” Alex grins at me, cocking his head to the side in a way that is too cute. He’s trying to distract me, but it won’t work.

“Seriously? That’s what you took from that?” Shaking my head, I step toward him and place my hand on his chest, pressing my body into his. For a moment, all I can think about is the hard muscle beneath my hand and remembering the way it looked when he pounded into me.

Grinding my teeth, I focus back on the man before me. “All I want is someone I trust to have hot sex with. Get your head out of your ass and think about it. If that’s not what you want, fine, but we’re friends Alex, and it hurts my feelings that it’s so easy for you to forget that.”

Lifting onto my toes, I press a chaste kiss to his lips, drawing away before he can react. Brushing past him, I saunter to my house.

I’m not a pushover, and I’m not going to let him get away with this shitty behavior any more.

  

 

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No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney ~ Blog Blitz and Review ~ @trisha460 @Bookouture

🌟 super excited to be part of my very first Bookouture Blog Blitz… No Safe Place was a fabulous police procedural filled with quirkky flawed interesting characters…. I am so glad I got to know Lottie Parker!

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No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney, out on 22nd March 2018.

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There’s nothing more dangerous than a familiar face…

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself?

As journalists begin to interfere with Lottie’s investigation, she fears the killer is about to strike again. Lottie is in a race against time to find the missing women, but the killer is closer than she thinks. Could Lottie be his next target?

If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest pulse-pounding thriller from Patricia Gibney. No Safe Place will keep you guessing until the very last page.

About the author

17795884_10210314547912366_455804127206814977_nPatricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre.

A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.

Initially Patricia wrote and illustrated a children’s book, but her real ambition was to write a novel. And she did!

In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.

The Missing Ones (Book 1) published in March 2017 and to date has reached a high of number 2 in Amazon UK Kindle charts and number 6 in the US. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories. It is a bestseller in UK, US, Canada and Australia and has sold over 600,000 copies and has now also been published by Hachette Ireland in paperback.

Book 2 in the series, The Stolen Girls, published on July 6th, 2017.

Book 3, The Lost Child, was published on October 27th, 2017.

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Review

4 Killer Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the fourth book in the Lottie Parker series… and confession time I didn’t read the three previous books, but the good news is I still really enjoyed this book and now I want to go back and read the previous three…. police procedurals are kind of a hit or miss with me and this was an absolute hit! What I believe made the difference was Lottie herself…. I absolutely adored her flaws and all…. she kind of reminded me of a female Harry Bosch my favorite flawed detective of all time….. they also have some very similar flaws as well…. so other than the female/male thing and Los Angeles/Ireland thing they’re practically the same person…. OK well maybe not, but close enough that I became an instant fan of this series as well….

Young women are disappearing with their last known location the train…. people are hearing loud banshee screens in the middle of the night…. after several bodies have been discovered and there is a Erie similarity to a murder/disappearance that happened 10 years ago…. people begin to wonder do we have a serial killer on our hands? The case in this book was very intriguing and quite dark…. even though you know who done it pretty early on, how everything unraveled was super compelling and kept me turning those pages quickly…. I was extremely satisfied with how things tied up in the end…. however there are some loose ends that definitely leave room for some interesting things in the next book…. I realize that’s a little cryptic and a little contradictory, but you’ll understand when you finish this book….

From what I understand from reading some reviews the previous books focus a lot more on Lotties personal life…. I would have really enjoyed that, I loved all the parts of this book where there was interaction between her and her children…. there was some focus on Boyd and his relationship with his sister Grace that I loved… I had a bit of a soft spot for Grace and I loved how protective and loving Boyd was towards her…. also there was Boyd and Lotties relationship, and from what I gather this has been on again off again throughout the series…. at least it’s not a love triangle, and I’m rooting for them I always love the HEA…..

Absolutely recommend to fans of the series, fans of police procedurals, and fans of fabulously flawed characters…

*** thank you too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

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