Liz’s Review~Preppy Part 3~by T.M. Frazier

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“You should know by now, Doc, that even death can’t keep a motherfucker down.”

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Preppy Part Three is the seventh book in the KING SERIES. Although the Preppy books (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading this series from the first book to grasp the intensity of the relationships and the full story arc. The King Series is gritty, raw, real, romantic, action packed, and utterly unforgettable. Preppy is by far the most dynamic character of the bunch and when he speaks his hypnotic voice will hold you captive and entertained for hours!

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“YOU are my life.”

Preppy Part Three picks up directly after Preppy Part Two. Preppy and Dre are in the middle of a crisis, and it is up to Preppy, King, and Bear to come together and unveil their wrath once again. Anyone who dares to threaten “the family” is bound to end up dead. These boys have no problem protecting their women and Preppy is recklessly in love with Dre and will do anything to keep her safe.

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“Samuel Clearwater. You’re everything. Because you are the light in all of my dark.”

As Preppy and Dre begin to settle into their new lives, demons from their past continue to lurk around every corner. The connection between Dre and Preppy is stronger than ever, and nothing is going to keep these two from finding their happily ever after. With the commanding presence of King, Bear, Thia, Ray, Jake (YUM), and few other notable characters, Preppy Part Three offers an extraordinary conclusion to this epic series.

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“I felt it in my nipples, in my skin, in my fingertips. Bursts of pleasure that weren’t like a wave, but like lights growing brighter and brighter until the glass bulbs shattered all around us.”

Told in dual POV, Preppy Part Three is full of action, passion, and complex characters that are driven to protect one another. Preppy is by far my favorite character of the series due to his unabashed view on life. His ADD brain never stops. The combination of his inner monologue and the dialogue that comes out of his mouth kept a smile on my face and a tender burn in my heart the entire read. The darkest and most brutal moments are saturated with quirky cleverness as the dialogue bursts with color. Dre and Preppy are both broken, and together they make each other whole. Every moment with this motley crew is simply unforgettable, and this final installment was utterly flawless.

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Overall, Preppy Part Three is an absolute must read. T.M. Frazier has created a world like no other. Where loyalty and love reigns. Doing what’s wrong somehow becomes right. Loving fearlessly is better than never loving at all. Friends are everything. It’s ok to make mistakes because we learn to love harder and live longer. This entire series will hold a special place in my heart (and my shelf) forever. I am happy and yet so sad to say goodbye to these friends. T.M. Frazier you amaze me. I cannot wait to see your next amazing creation.

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King (King, #1) by T.M. FrazierTyrant (King, #2) by T.M. FrazierLawless (King, #3) by T.M. FrazierSoulless (King, #4) by T.M. FrazierPreppy The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two (King, #6) by T.M. FrazierPreppy The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5) by T.M. FrazierPreppy The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Three (King, #7) by T.M. Frazier

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Liz’s Review~Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5) ~ by Tillie Cole

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“In the comfort of his safe embrace, I let sleep pull me under. My body protected in his arms…and perhaps my soul too.”

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Damnable Grace is the fifth book in the Hades Hangmen Series. The Hades are an MC and band of brothers that are rough, raw, and loyal to each other and their women. Each Hangmen is unique, and their journey to love is paved with strife and affliction. The perseverance of the club continues to drive these men to protect the innocent and persecute the guilty.

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“I think we were meant to find each other, AK. I think we were meant to find each other, to leave hell together.”

AK is a tortured man. Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen and leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’, and a former sniper, he is suffering from painful flashbacks from his past. He has many regrets, and if it weren’t for the love and friendship of his brothers, he would be completely lost. One regret is the day he left a beautiful woman named Phebe chained to a tree. Now he is ready to find her and bring her back!

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“I was a fucking man possessed as I thrust into her.”

Phebe is a broken woman who has been tortured and abused her entire life. Another victim to the cruelty of The Order, Phebe has only known a life full of servicing men. Now addicted to drugs and completely broken, AK is like a dark angel who rescues her from the clutches of evil. Phebe is strong, and although she is battling addiction and the painful memories of her past, AK offers a glimpse of goodness like she has never felt before. Both AK and Phebe have a mountain of pain to overcome, and yet together they make sense. AK is patient with Phebe as she heals and he is ruthless about protecting her. Phebe offers AK peace that he has never experienced before. Together AK and Phebe find bliss. As they grow together emotionally, the physical connection is intense as Phebe experiences physical touch rooted in love for the first time. Together AK and Phebe make every moment of Damnable Grace raw and utterly beautiful.

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“His lips worshipped me. I never thought I would ever understand the meaning of a kiss. How it could momentarily stop your heart from beating or how such an innocent touch could make you feel so incredibly cherished.”

Told in mostly dual POV, Damnable Grace is another stunning addition to the Hades Hangmen Series. I have been a fan of this series from the beginning, and every single Hangmen offers a unique glimpse into the life and relationships of the club. AK and Phebe are perfectly matched and with their broken pasts, they find redemption together. Once again Tillie Cole has created an intense world where the innocent woman of The Order are brutalized, and the men of the Hades Hangmen will kill to make the world a better place. The relationships between the characters are complex and deeply rooted in love. The action is intense and drives the story from the first page to the very last page turn. With every sound of the bike rumble, every passionate kiss, every moment of bliss, the Hades Men and Women create a world in which I never want to leave.

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Overall, I cannot express my love enough for Damnable Grace and this entire series. Although this book can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading this entire series in order to grasp the beauty of this world from the beginning. Be forewarned, once you begin this series you will not want to stop. With each book in this series, Tillie Cole paints another layer of splendor to this masterpiece of work. These characters will stay beautifully embedded in my heart and mind forever.

*ARC graciously provided via ARDENT PROSE in exchange for an honest review!

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Provocative~by Lisa Renee Jones

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Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: April 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Liz’s Review~Provocative (White Lies Duet, #1) ~ by Lisa Renee Jones

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“There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls.”

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Provocative is the first in the White Lies Duet, and this contemporary romance offers a perfect blend of mystery, intrigue, passion, and romance.

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“Who burned you, Faith? And what scars did he leave?”

Faith Winter is an artist who has recently inherited her families winery. Although she has physically taken on the job of running the winery, she has been left financially bankrupt as her mother has left her cut off from the families bank accounts. As the bank tries to foreclose on the winery, Faith is scrambling to save her father’s legacy through the winery. Putting her art aside, she will do anything to salvage her families winery.

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“I want him to spank me. I want to feel his hand on my backside. I want that sting and shock that leaves no room for anything else. No worry. No loss. No death. No guilt. And no room for the way Nick makes me feel too much.”

Nick Rogers “the tiger” is a ruthless lawyer who his wealthy, sexy, and a man on a mission to seek revenge for the death of his father. Although he despised his father, he wants to know what happened. Faith Winter is the key and when Nick decides he wants something he doesn’t stop until he gets it. But when he begins to pursue Faith, he begins to question her guilt, and he falls hard for her. But when Faith discovers the truth about why Nick came into her life, will she allow him to stay?

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“Time spirals and sways until we collapse into each other, and for long moments, neither of us move. We just lay there, breathing together, heavy, then slower and softer. And still, we linger.”

Told in dual POV, Provocative is simply stunning! Nick and Faith are both complex characters that are driven to succeed. The sexual chemistry between the two is explosive as they both desire dominance and neither are willing to submit to the other. The dialogue is rich with color as the story begins to unfold. The pacing was upbeat as each and every piece of the mystery is revealed. With every question that is answered, a new question rises to the surface. The stakes are high for Nick to discover the truth about his father and keep a strong hold on Faith. As Faith finds solace in Nick, the trust they share is fragile, and when she discovers the truth, it might just shatter her completely.

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Overall, Provocative is an absolute must read for romance fans who enjoy mystery, raw passion, and romance. I have long been a fan of this author’s work and I was truly blown away by this twisted plot and unforgettable characters. I am desperate for the next book in the duet to hit my Kindle! July can not get here fast enough!

*This is a BR with my bestie SUEBEE!

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BLOG TOUR ~ THE GRAVITY OF US by Brittainy C. Cherry

 

The Gravity of Us, an all-new gripping and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is available now!

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The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 13th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Quirkybird Designs

Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

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Lucy

We didn’t know how to act with one another after our first kiss. Our situation wasn’t the norm when it came to building a relationship. We did everything backward. I fell in love with a boy before our first kiss, and he fell for a girl who he wasn’t allowed to have. Our connection, our heartbeats, matched one another in our fairytale world, but in reality, society deemed us as an awful accident.

Maybe we were an accident—a mistake.

Maybe we were never supposed to cross each other’s paths.

Maybe he was only meant to be a lesson in life and not a permanent mark.

But still, the way he kissed me…

Our kiss was as if heaven and hell collided together, and each choice was right and wrong at the same exact time. We kissed as if we were making a mistake and the best decision all at once. His lips made me float higher, yet somehow descend. His breaths somehow made my heart beat faster as it came to a complete halt.

Our love was everything good and bad wrapped in one kiss.

A part of me knew I should’ve regretted it, but the way his lips warmed up the cold shadows of my soul…the way he left his mark on me…

I’d never regret finding him, holding him, even if we only had those few seconds as one.

He’d always be worth those tiny seconds we shared.

He’d always be worth that soul-connecting feeling we created when our lips touched.

He’d always be the one I spent my nights dreaming of being near.

He’d always be worth it to me.

Sometimes when your heart wanted a full-length novel, the world only gave you a novella, and sometimes when you wanted forever you only had those few seconds of now.

And all I could do, all anyone could ever do, was make each moment count.

After we went home that night, we didn’t talk about it at all. Not the following week, either. I focused on Talon. Graham worked on his novel. I believed both of us were waiting for the right time to come up for us to speak about it, but that was the tricky thing about timing: it was never right.

Sometimes you just had to leap and hope you didn’t fall.

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Liz’s Review~Twist (Dive Bar, #2) ~ by Kylie Scott

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Twist is the second book in the Dive Bar Series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading it after Dirty to fully grasp the depth of the relationships between the characters in this series.
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“Lumbersexuals were clearly the worst.”

Alex Parks is a successful woman looking for love. When she sparks a connection with someone on an online dating site, she takes the plunge, and an online relationship begins. Imagine her surprise when she goes to meet her online love in person and discovers it was all a lie.

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“There was no going slow. We were a car crash, a catastrophe. His tongue in my mouth and my hands pushing at his coat, tearing at his T-shirt.”

Joe Collins didn’t mean any harm by taking over his brother Eric’s online dating profile. When Alex shows up at the bar to meet Eric, everything explodes in his face. Joe is attracted to Alex, and although he was deceptive at the start of their relationship, he wants nothing more than for Alex to give him a chance. Alex is easily spooked, and it takes a while for her to trust Joe. Joe and Alex are quite a mismatched pair when this “lumberjack” falls in love with sophisticated Alex. As Alex and Joe form a friendship, the physical attraction between the two explodes, and they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Just when it seems that things are headed in the right direction, tragedy strikes and Joe and Alex are torn apart. It will take everything they have to find their way back together again.

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“I just want to hold you down and make love to you for a good long time, watching your face as you come.”

Twist had all of the elements that I love from a Kylie Scott read. Complex characters, smoking hot scenes, emotional depth, and a rock solid plot. The only distraction in Twist for me occurred towards the end of the read. Joe made some surprising choices that made me feel sad for Alex. Although, I felt she handled herself the best that she could it took away from my overall happy feelings for the book. Obviously, characters are flawed, and book are often a reflection of life, however, in this case, I wish Joe had been a little stronger for Alex. Although he redeems himself in the end, this element of the drama wasn’t my favorite part of the read. A happy addition to the read was the supporting characters and the development of Nell and Pat and of course ERIC!!!!! I am truly hooked on this series, and I cannot wait to see what happens next!

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Overall, Twist is another winning creation by Kylie Scott. With hilarious text and a smoking hot romance, Alex and Joe are sure to offer you hours of entertainment.

*ARC graciously provided via publisher in exchange for an honest review!

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LIVE ALERT & GIVEAWAY!!! Ripple Effect Episode 4 by Keri Lake

 

 

 

From the author of Ricochet and Backfire comes a dark erotic suspense serial …

Episode Four: With every cause, there’s an effect, and Ripley will do everything in his power to keep Dylan safe. To hell with the consequences.

Series Synopsis:

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They call me RIP.
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.

Dylan

For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

*This is an erotic suspense/erotic romance not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and sex

 

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“Look, I know it doesn’t mean anything to you.  I get that you don’t like the hero stuff.  But I really do appreciate what you did.”  I run my finger along his perfectly trimmed hairline and bend forward to kiss the back of his neck.  I can’t help it.  It’s the first time I’ve attempted affection since his accusation.
He doesn’t react at all.  Doesn’t even look at me, and I’m at a complete loss for how to crack this man.  There are times I feel I’ve touched his soul, only to find I’ve not even breached his skin.  
His lack of reaction to me is nothing short of embarrassing—rejection of the worst kind, because I’ve tacked it on to a pathetic gesture of thanks.
“Forget it.”  I step past him and feel a hard grip of my arm that spins me right the hell around.  Twisting my wrist is a fruitless effort in his steel grip, and in spite of my resistance, he pulls me back into him, until I fall awkwardly straddling his lap.  I slide back on his legs, and he yanks me forward by my wrists, until I’m fully aware of what must be one hell of a painful bulge between us.  “This isn’t easy for me, you know?  Showing my gratitude.  I’m not used to this shit.  And you make it … impossible!”
“I don’t need your fucking gratitude, Dylan.  It was a job, okay?”
“I’m just a job to you?”  I can’t even believe I’m talking aloud, saying this shit like something straight out of an angsty teen movie, but he’s got me so pissed I can’t help myself.  The words continue to fall in all their cringe-worthy glory.  “That’s it?  You didn’t give a shit, right?  You’d have let those bastards use and abuse me right there? Rook wanted to fuck me with a pair of pliers.  Did you know that?”  The tic of his eye and the clench of his jaw tell me I’ve hit a nerve, and still my mouth won’t quit.  “Is that what gets you off, Ripley?  Are you such a sadistic bastard, so goddamn hell-bent on pain you’d have let that happen?”
His brows come together at the same time he grips my jaw, and for the first time in the last hour, I see something flicker across his face—pain, anger, I can’t tell, but it’s better than the stoic expression he’s been wearing.  “I’ve killed him a million times in my mind for touching you, Dylan.  You’re having trouble showing gratitude?  I’m having a fuck of a time playing the good guy here.  I don’t save people, sweetheart.  I kill them.  In brutally violent ways, but last night …” His lips form a hard line, brows stern.  “I would’ve taken every bruise they put on your body.  Every punch for you.  Only for you.  Seeing you laid out like that flipped my fucking switch, and I lost control.”

 

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