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Close by Fen Wilde

Close by Fen Wilde

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Close is a compelling book. For me, this was a psychological sort of romance. It was dark and gritty. Some of it was very hard for me to read. I hate cheating in a story most of the time, and in this story, there were moments that I was yelling, out loud at some d/ bag move. The story felt believable and real. It was deep and reflective. I feel very conflicted about whether I loved this book or hated it. I guess there were parts that made me mad, but I also loved it.

BLURB

Clara Black.

Therapist. Stripper. Loner.

Sultry, secretive and not looking for love.

Lucas Evans.

Businessman. Playboy. Showjumper.

Seductive, charming and used to getting the girl.

As long as she doesn’t try to get close to his heart, that is.

Drawn together by an attraction that defies their guarded hearts, they’re soon caught up in secrets, lust and lies.

A meeting that wasn’t accidental.

A death that isn’t as it seems.

A craving to get closer.

Everybody has a dark side.

But sometimes, the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

Close is a steamy romantic suspense that explores the terribly ordinary events that break us and the beautifully ordinary things that make us whole.

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EXCERPT

Prologue

Lucas

June 2016

When my mother showed me a picture of his body, the thing that struck me first was not how grey he looked, how at odds with his habitual golden glow.

Nor was it how small he looked—his six-foot frame and broad chest somehow diminished. Childlike and vulnerable. Rendered irrelevant by death.

It wasn’t even the feelings—the tsunami of feelings that would rush in later and blindside me. Given that I had barely seen him in years and had never been close to him to begin with, the feelings were surprisingly ferocious.

Those things came later. They came and hit me—less like the proverbial sledgehammer and more like a subtle self-combustion. Invisible to an observer. But damaging nonetheless. Suffocating me. Crushing me from the inside out.

But not then. Not at first.

The thing that struck me initially was that she had coolly snapped a picture. As though this was another moment in time to capture for posterity. More striking because what other mothers might have captured, she had never bothered with.

First tooth. No snap.

First step. No snap.

First birthday. No snap. No cake, either, for that matter.

But first death?

Snap, snap, snap.

AUTHOR BIO

Fen Wilde writes gritty contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense novels.

A social worker by profession, she is particularly interested in the complex things that drive us towards keep us out of connection with each other – how fragile, how beautiful, how flawed we all are.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her partner, two children and Burmese cat.

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Website: https://www.fenwilde.com/

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Scarred by Willow Winters

Scarred by Willow Winters

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Scarred is book two in this duet. I found book one to be very emotional and full of angst. Book two brings closure, and a happily ever after. The plot is well paced and interesting. The chemistry is there. I’m not sure how I felt about them as a couple though. In book one Kat finds out that Evan cheated on her in the beginning of their relationship, before they were married. She is just the right amount angry and hurt and unwilling to forgive. In book two, I feel that she forgave him right away. That kind of ruffles my feminist feathers. I feel like she should have made him suffer a lot more, but I might be the only one that feels that way. Other thank that, Scarred is a very good read!

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen

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I loved this book! This author takes problems, real life problems, that no one likes to talk about and puts flesh and bones on them. Jera is so beautifully flawed. She’s an aspiring drummer and songwriter for an up and coming band. Jacob…how to describe Jacob. Yum is just to simple. I don’t want to give away any of this book, so you’ll just have to trust me, Jacob is a good guy. He’s everything that makes a woman swoon. Caring, patient, kind, loyal, super yum! Their story is complicated, and simple. In the end, when you love someone, and you fit, your happily ever after is never far off. I loved this book so much!!!

Millions by Pepper Winters

Millions by Pepper Winters

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Millions was a proper, beautiful send off for Pim and Elder. I LOVED this book! I LOVED this series. I LOVE Pepper Winters.

I was teary, with a full heart as I read the final epilogue (I loved that!)

Millions was filled with action and new found friendship, love and loyalty. Millions is paced beautifully and honestly, there was not one wasted word.

I loved this book. I loved this series. Now I have to go back and read the first series that links, Monsters in the Dark.

Tragedy, turmoil, and the ultimate sacrifice. It’s not a question of what I’m willing to sacrifice but who to deserve her…

Can love truly conquer all? Even when so many truths say no?

The last book in the USA Today Bestselling Dollar Series.

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Hundreds

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Thousands

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About the Author:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

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Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter 

Midnight Labyrinth: An Elemantal Legacy Novel by Elizabeth Hunter
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Before I even start this book

I have to say, I’m geeking out right now! I am a HUGE fan of Elizabeth Hunter’s! I am so excited to be reviewing a ARC for a series that is so amazing and so important to me. 

Ok. Must. Start. Reading!

This book was everything that I wanted and more! I feel like Ben is one of my nephews. I’ve watched him grow up. I’ve watched him hone his skills and become a loving, loyal, kind human. Tenzin, she is one of my favorite vampire characters ever. She real, and loyal. No pretense. No games. I want to be her BFF. I just read on Facebook that Elizabeth Hunter is writing the next in this series!!! I’m so happy!!! I need more Ben and Tenzin. I love how this genius author writes…I’m actually addicted! If you haven’t read the Elemental series…run don’t walk to your book store or kindle and get it!!! 

Up for Heir by Ruth Cardello

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This is one of those books that I have to review as I go because it’s so good and I want to capture the moment as I experience it. I am moved to tears right now as I witness a child that has been through terrible trauma, have a major breakthrough due to the most unlikely character. The plot is complex and simple all at the same time. Lost love, lost family and the inheritance of a child when she is very young herself. Then, Mrs. Westerly steps in to hire Hailey as her companion while simultaneously helping her to care for her inherited niece. All the while she is playing match maker, trying to put back together Hailey and her grandson, Haileys first love. Confused? Read the book, you won’t be, and you’ll love it! This is so well written and sweet.

It was with an extremely satisfied sigh that I finished this book. Up for Heir was sweet, funny, romantic, steamy, full of loyalty and second chances. I loved everything about this book!!!! And yes, that is a lot of exclamation points !

I’m a huge fan of Ruth Cardello and of this book!

Dark Promises by Winter Renshaw


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At first, when I started this book, I felt like I was starting in the middle of a story, but I quickly caught up. This is a story of when the villain falls in love, and the woman that finally makes him feel. Very good read. I loved it!