Thursday, July 19, 2018


Title: Mercenary Princess
Author: Setta Jay
Release Date: August 16, 2018
A crown princess living a dangerous double life and a sinfully sexy Russian billionaire with a ruthless penchant for collecting secrets: a match set for disaster.

For years, one man has ruled Sophia’s fantasies. The harmless obsession keeps her warm on the nights her double life starts to take its toll. She, unfortunately, gains his attention at the worst possible moment, when she’s in the middle of a dangerous job. Now, she’ll be forced to protect her heart along with her life of lies.

Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves creating stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat. 

An avid reader her entire life, her love of romance started at a far too early age with the bodice rippers she stole from her older sister. Along with reading, she loves animals, brunch dates, coffee that is really more French vanilla creamer, questionable reality television, English murder mysteries, and has dreams of traveling the world. 

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her incredibly supportive husband. 

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to find her on social media or send her an email and she will happily reply.


Title: Because You're Mine
Author: Claire Contreras
Release Date: July 12, 2018
When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it's easy to identify the kind of men that are bad news.

They're the ones with experience.
The ones with secrets.
The ones that exude sex just by saying your name.

From the minute I laid eyes on Lorenzo, I knew he wasn't just bad news.
He was the headline.

My opinion didn't change on our second meeting.

Or our third.

But my head and my heart are at war.

He’s too mysterious, too gorgeous, too wild, and now, he wants me.
I should run far away.
So why am I racing toward him?
I’m totally going to get burned.
I know it.
A man like Lorenzo won’t leave me unscathed.
He'll make ashes of me.
OH. MY. GOD. I was not expecting this book. Claire Contreras has fully outdone herself with Because You're Mine. This book has stayed with me for DAYS and I'm still not sure I can do a review for it justice. But I'm going to try to put into words how wonderful, amazing, and stunning this book is.

Catalina and Lorenzo's story is deeply emotional, wickedly sexy, and breathtaking. They are from the same, corrupted side of life, but whereas Catalina is trying her darnedest to extricate herself from the life she was born into, Loren makes his living in the deep hells of that same world, and thrives while doing it. He is everything she doesn't want, but as they spend more time with one another their undeniable attraction sparks an out-of-control fire neither one of them can put out no matter how badly they want to.

The problem lies in the past. A complicated web of a past that threatens to suffocate them both when it rages into their present, into their love affair, and into any solid future they could hope to have. Decisions they made in the past, and others made for them, are horrifyingly real and could end the slice of happiness they had found together.

What I loved so much about this book was Loren and Catalina together. Everything stood in their way, and their emotional torture of the past dictates a lot of who they are now, but together they could put all of that aside. They could revel in Loren's devastatingly alpha tendencies, and Catalina's sweet, and sassy personality. They could drown in their moments together that seemingly blocked out everything bad in their world. It was a fascinating, and awe-inspiring thing to read their story. I experienced a rainbow of emotions from heart-racing wonderment, to tumultuous passion, to gut-wrenching agony, to blissfulness. This book has it all, does it all, and should be read by all. It's a hands-down must-read!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages. 

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she's not writing, she's usually lost in a book.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Title: Freed
Author: Carly Phillips
Series: Rosewood Bay #3
Release Date: July 10, 2018

MY RATING: ★★★★★
Fall for the missing Ward sister…

Juliette Collins is privileged and isolated from the world by her over-protective father. She thinks she knows the truth about her history until a file in her father’s safe reveals she has sisters she never knew about. A family she’s never met. Betrayed, she realizes there’s a life waiting for her outside the walls of her daddy’s New York City penthouse and Juliet is determined to live it. Against her father’s wishes, she heads to a small beach community to meet her siblings… and finds herself way out of her depth instead.

In the personal protection business, Braden Clark thinks nothing of taking on a job to watch over a city girl in town for the summer. If her father wants to know his daughter is safe, it’s no problem and an easy way of earning a paycheck. Except Braden doesn’t count on falling for the sheltered Juliette. Watching her experience her firsts, getting an apartment, finding a job, meeting up with her lost sisters, soon Braden’s brand of protection becomes a little too personal. He’s mixing business with pleasure and lying to a woman he’s coming to care deeply about.

Sexual attraction burns bright between them and Braden is by her side as she finds herself, her family, and what it means to love... but what happens when she discovers his secret? That he’s been paid to watch over her all along?

A Standalone Novel
I was so excited to finally meet the third, long-list sister, Juliette in the Rosewood Bay series! And I was not disappointed! Juliette is such a fun, sassy, and lovable character, and as she breaks out of her cocooned life to find her sisters she meets Braden. Between these two, there's a lot of heartache surrounding their stories, and as the story progresses more emotional turmoil is stirred up, but among all the trials and tribulations in their lives, Braden and Juliette are just ridiculously cute and enviable in their relationship. The fit together like puzzle pieces, and I think them together might be my favorite Rosewood Bay couple, which is saying a lot because I loved Halley, Phoebe and their men a whole heck of a lot. 

Freed brought a lot of wonderful elements together into a story that will make you swoon, sigh, tear up, and everything in between. It's a wonderful romance that I enjoyed each minute of. And can I tell you how excited I am that we were introduced to a new character who we will get to meet in an upcoming book as well? I would have missed the Rosewood Bay series a great deal, so I can't wait for more of it!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. 

Monday, July 16, 2018


Title: The Doctor
Author: Nikki Sloane
Release Date: August 29, 2018
For years, he was a part of my life. I watched him rush to the hospital countless times, his beautiful surgeon hands racing to save lives.

After all this time, I can’t escape the truth.

I want Dr. Lowe.

Lust chokes each moment we’re together. He promises to fulfill my fantasies—every dirty, naughty desire we can dream up.

Only, I can’t have him.

He’s confident. Experienced. Seductive.

And he’s my ex-boyfriend’s father.

Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier.