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Escort by Skye Warren

Escort by Skye Warren

I am voluntarily reviewing this arc.

Escort is a refreshing, extremely unique story. The escort, Hugo is hired by a beautiful 20 year old shut in, to take her virginity. Bea, is innocent and so different from his usual client. He is smitten immediately. This story is about troubled pasts. Two people, who at tender ages, should have been cared for instead of exploited. It the story of how circumstances do not have to break you. Kindness and love can win. I can’t explain, you just have to read for yourself, the genius that is Skye Warren’s writing. I absolutely loved this story! It gets 5 out of 5 beautiful shiny stares from me!!!!

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Under His Ink by Maya Hughes

Under His Ink by Maya Hughes

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This book is an addictive ride so consider yourself warned. I was in the middle of a crazy storm that produced two snow days for my kids. I was prepping for a huge family party and I still could not put this book down. Maya Hughes has a way of writing that is compelling and captivating. Ivan and Dahlia are a couple that you just want to root for. Their story is a second chance kind of story. They were together as teenagers. He was born to a Russian crime family, and she to a cop. Now, many years later, they meet again because he just can’t stay away. He’s trying to get out from under the control of his mob boss uncle while she is just being discovered for her talent and compassion. Where does the tattooing come in? She’s a tattoo artist, specializing in covering up tattoos that are from being involved in organized crime, or gangs.

She even helps with breast cancer survivors in the reconstruction process.

There is action in this book, there is romance, and there is plenty of chemistry. Once again, Maya Hughes writes a story that I am in love with!

Man Enough by Nicole Snow

Man Enough by Nicole Snow

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This is a heart warming romance.

Rex is a single father of adorable twin five year old boys. He is on the run when he stumbles into a tucked away inn and meets Tabby. Tabby is stuck in her life, helping her grandfather run the inn. Their story is beauty. There is so much depth and beauty to this story. I loved it!

Playing the Pauses by Michelle Hazen

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Playing the Pauses is book 2 in this series. It’s Danny’s book. This series is about an aspiring band and the three band mates. Book 1 is Jera’s book, and if you didn’t read it…please, stop what you are doing and do so now. Jera is the drummer and song writer and starter of the band. Danny is her life long best friend. Danny is extremely, complicated. He doesn’t know what he wants other than his friendship with Jera and his band, and his tattoo drawings. Then comes their new tour manager, Kate, and they just, fit. Can they have a lasting relationship with him in a band and her traveling managing tour’s?

This book had heat and loyalty and passion. Danny is so vulnerable and sweet. So many times in this book I just wanted to hug him because he just touched my heart with how raw he was. As for Kate, she is a woman who, while trying to help others, discovers herself. This really is a great read! I can’t wait until the next book! I recommend it whole heartily.

Hold on Tight by J. Kenner

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Hold on Tight is a second chance romance. Young love gets torn apart by outside forces, but years later, fate steps in to bring them back together. Normally I don’t love this genre because there’s always angst involved. Either some one cheated, or someone had to move for their career…yada, yada, yada. In this case, our heroine does something wrong for the right reasons. (Don’t want to ruin.) Hold

On a Tight started out rough for me, but as the story progressed, I really came to love Spencer and Brooke. I recommend this book:)

Hostage by Annika Martin and Skye Warren

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Hostage is about a girl that is kidnapped for witnessing a crime. The kidnapper becomes obsessed with his hostage. And so it begins.

I was hooked for this book from the first page. I love when an author writes in shades of gray and not all black and white. For example, it’s starts at her sweet sixteen party. Her mother pinches her because she is not standing with correct posture. They wouldn’t let her eat because she had to fit into the dress. However, there is a moment where you see real concern coming from mother to daughter and our hero acknowledges that her mother loves her deeply even though she does and says things that she should not.

Another thought that stuck me… my daughter and I were watching Megamind. In my humble opinion, one of the best kid movies ever made. Megamind captures Roxanne Richie, then, before he reveals himself to her, he begins to groom himself. He developed feeling for the girl he continually kidnaps. That reminded me of this book, and the obsession the kidnapper has with the hostage. Brook can really see Stone from the beginning. There is a lack of fear and an understanding that’s beautiful.

Brook and Stone have an immediate connection with eachother, that as the reader, you feel. You feel the accelerated breathing, you feel your heart start to race right along side of them.

This story is compelling, I could not put this book down. The back story of Stone, it breaks your heart. I don’t want to give anything away.

This is a must read. I can not wait for the next book.

I recommend this book whole heartedly.

Ryan’s Bed by Tijan

Ryan’s Bed Tijan

I am voluntarily reviewing this ARC.

I love reviewing all books. Having said that…I am a huge Tijan fan, so when I found out I got an ARC, it was like I won the lottery!!!! Soooo, I am about to start reading, and I know that I’m in for something good!!! Here we

go!!!

Here’s a quote that for me, just captures the real ness of Tijan’s characters…

“COUNSELING SESSION ONE “Hello, Mackenzie. My name is Naomi. Your parents thought it was a good idea if you had someone to talk to during this time, but I want to help you in any way you need. So, why don’t you tell me where you’d like to start?” “I want to leave.” And I did.”

I love how gritty and real Tijan’s characters always are.

This book addresses a heart breaking issue. Suicide is a subject that is very close to my heart and has affected me in my immediate family and in the family of someone very close to me. Ryan’s bed starts when Mackenzie discovers that her twin sister has taken her life. The book then follows this family through the agony of navigating the crushing grief of losing a twin, a big sister, and a daughter. I cried so much. Tijan wrote Mackenzie, a beautiful, strong, caring individual. And Ryan, whom she accidentally ended up sleeping in his bed, their relationship is just amazing. Having dealt with his own losses, he understands Mackenzie, and ultimately falls for her. The last chapter of this book had my heart pounding, and the last page had me in tears. This is an important book. Tijan, thank you for this heart felt work. Thank you for Willow and Mackenzie and Ryan.

This is a must read.