Liz’s Review~Thousands~by Pepper Winters

4-5stars

“Never again. She’s mine.”

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Thousands is the riveting fourth book in the Dollar Series. Pimlico and Elder Prest’s epic love saga continues as their adversaries rise all around them. This series must be read in order. As each moment of their journey unfolds, one thing remains abundantly clear Pim, and Elder can only be whole when they are together.

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“I was completely, utterly, undeniably hers until time stopped ticking or the world stopped.”

Thousands picks up directly after Hundreds. Pim, hoping that she is doing the right thing, has run from Elder. Fearing that he will continue to reject her love, she ventures out into the streets frightened and alone. Pim’s actions cause Elder to recognize the truth that he has known all along, Pim is his, and he cannot live without her. As Elder and Pim reunite, the question both Pim and Elder face is how? How can they possibly overcome the demons of their past and find a way to exist together. The stakes are high for them both because living apart is simply not an option.

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“I’m already home. I’m with you.”

Told in dual POV, Thousands offers complex characters, action, and an intricate plot that continues to intensify as each installment of the series is brought to life. In this read, we gain a better understanding of Elder’s past and his constant internal struggle to atone for his sins. When Pim entered his life he had hoped to save her and yet, through the journey, Elder has discovered that it is Pim who is saving him. The intimate connection between these two is full of raw passion and tenderness. As Pim has discovered her voice, she has found healing and discovered her love for Elder is never going to go away. She is driven to draw him close and protect him. Pim and Elder live in a constant pendulum of push and pull and yet, they only find peace in each other’s arms. Some unexpected characters from other Winters’ creations make an appearance in Pim, and Elder’s life and the actions of those around them trigger an unbelievable sequence of events that broke my heart. I am desperate for the final book to hit my Kindle. Pim and Elder are both unforgettable characters and together they have created a world that I want to live in forever!

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Overall, I highly recommend this series to any and all contemporary romance fans. With action, passion, romance, and intrigue, Thousands kept me on the edge of my seat the entire read. Now that Pim and Elder have finally acknowledged their need to be together, I have high hopes that they will find their HEA!

***Dollar Series***
Pennies (Dollar, #1) by Pepper WintersDollars (Dollar, #2) by Pepper WintersHundreds (Dollar, #3) by Pepper WintersThousands (Dollar, #4) by Pepper WintersMillions (Dollar, #5) by Pepper Winters

*ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review!

*This was a BR with MISTRESS CC and SUE and the SHHLUTS!
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Liz’s Review~Destined to Crave (Descended of Guardians #1)~by Setta Jay

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“He was a gorgeous, primal male set to claim what belonged to him.”

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The Guardians are back and Destined to Crave is the first new smoking hot novella from the Descended of Guardians Series! The Descended Guardians is a spin off from the Guardians of the Realms. If you are a fan of Setta Jay’s The Guardians of the Realms or if you are looking for a new paranormal series to dive into than this is the read for you!

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“I’d fucking light myself on fire to protect her from this.”

Lucy and Ryker are children of Guardians and they discovered that they were true mates when they were both at a very young. Too young to bond, they continue their friendship and find great comfort in each other. Lucy is older than Ryker so she decides for both of them that they need to wait a significant amount of time to complete their bond. Hoping that Ryker will take the time to explore and live his life before he is bonded to Lucy, she leaves him and forbids him from approaching her until a decade has passed. The pain they both feel from their separation is unbearable, and when Ryker is faced with a dangerous threat, Lucy is left vulnerable. Is the mating bond strong enough to bring them together and give them the strength they need to survive?

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“I want your ass, Lucy.
I’ll pin you and fuck it after you come for me.”

Told in dual POV, Destined to Crave is an absolutely stunning read full of passion, romance, and action! I adore the Guardians and to have the opportunity to rejoin this fantastical world and have a glimpse into the lives of their children is beyond spectacular! The Guardians are passionate creatures, and the bonds they share with each other and their mates are full of fierce protectiveness over the ones they love and each other. The unique powers and gifts they each possess makes each interaction and battle distinct. The Guardians world is complex and although the history of the relationships between the characters is in depth, I find that Ms. Jay offers plenty of background with each installment making it possible to read each book as a standalone and enjoy every single moment! Ryker and Lucy’s story was full of smoking hot steam and beautiful romance. My only complaint is that it had to come to an end.

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Overall, I have long been a fan Setta Jay’s work and I truly cannot contain my excitement over another magical series with the children of the Guardians! I have no doubt more greatness is to come!

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Liz’s Review~God’s Eye~by Susan Fanetti

4-5stars

“We save each other. We are destined for it, I believe.”

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God’s Eye is the first book in the Northwomen Sagas. Written by one of my favorite authors of all time, Susan Fanetti, this read offers complex characters, an intricate plot, and a passionate, yet tender, romance set in a realistic and raw Viking world. In short, Fanetti delivers another unforgettable read that is sure to please.

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“She will have her revenge. And I mine.”

Brenna has always been different. Some say she is cursed and some say she is blessed with the “mark of Odin.” She has a unique eye and has lived her life as an outcast. Although some revere her, she is most feared by those around her. Learning to battle alongside her Viking brothers, she has become a ruthless fighter and protector. And although she has become a respected warrior, she is still alone.

Vali, a mighty Viking soldier, remembers meeting Brenna when he was a young child. When the gods bring them together again as adults, he will stop at nothing to have her by his side. Brenna is naive in the ways of the world and hesitant to let Vali in. Vali and Brenna come from different tribes, and their relationship is only secure as long as both of the tribes continue to live in harmony. As Brenna and Vali navigate their relationship through hardships and joy, both face terrible losses and yet experience beauty as they have never felt before.

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“I want to see your breasts, wife. I want to see you make them tight with pleasure.”

Told in dual POV, God’s Eye is full of action, suspense, and a breathtaking love story. The journey these characters make together is full of pain and pleasure. The complicated relationships between friends and foes that exist in the Viking world offers a plethora of conflict for Brenna and Vali to overcome. The in-depth relationships between the characters was a constant reminder of the importance of loyalty in this world. There were certainly moments of despair and yet, as always, Fanetti manages to create utter beauty out of complete brokenness. I truly enjoyed every minute of Brenna and Vali’s journey.

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Overall, God’s Eye would appeal to readers who enjoy action, romance, and VIKINGS!!!! There is certainly a great deal of blood and gore in this read so if you cannot handle the brutality of the Viking culture than I would say take a pass on this one. However, if you are looking for an epic romance that you will never want to end, then look no further. My only regret is that I didn’t start this series sooner! Thankfully, there are three more books in this series for me to explore. I applaud Fanetti’s brilliant writing skills and her willingness to offer more strong female heroines to inspire and take on the world. Bravo!

***Northwomen Sagas***
God's Eye (Northwomen Sagas, #1) by Susan FanettiSoul's Fire (Northwomen Sagas, #3) by Susan FanettiHeart's Ease (Northwomen Sagas, #2) by Susan FanettiFather's Sun (Northwomen Sagas, #4) by Susan Fanetti

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Liz’s Review~Crow (Boston Underworld, #1) by A. Zavarelli

4-stars

“I wanted none of this. But I’ve no choice now.”

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Mackenzie is a survivor who has made a life for herself despite her upbringing and difficult circumstances. When her best friend disappears, she will stop at nothing to find her and bring her home. When the police give up their search, Mack takes it upon herself to infiltrate the Irish Mob and invade the ranks of Lachlan Crow and his band of brothers. Although the stakes are high for Mack to succeed, it doesn’t take her long to find herself in Lachlan’s care and in his bed. Lachlan is quite taken with Mack and they quickly forge a passionate connection that blooms into so much more. Is Lachlan willing to sacrifice it all to be with Mack and what will happen when he discovers the truth? The connection between Lachlan and Mack is intense and thoroughly explored. As the suspense continues to build, the tension is great between these characters to survive.

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“I’m a slave to this man. The power he holds over me is ridiculous.”

Told in dual POV, Crow is the first book in the Boston Underworld Series. Full of action, suspense, and smoking hot sex, this contemporary romance will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire read. There were certainly moments where the plot stretched and pulled beyond the realm of possibility and yet, who wouldn’t want to escape into the underworld with some hot Irish mobsters?

I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and if you are a fan of mob romance than Crow and Mack are sure to please! This was my first A. Zavarelli book and I certainly look forward to reading more from this author!

***Boston Underworld Series***
Crow (Boston Underworld, #1) by A. ZavarelliReaper (Boston Underworld, #2) by A. ZavarelliGhost (Boston Underworld, #3) by A. ZavarelliSaint (Boston Underworld, #4) by A. Zavarelli

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Liz’s Review~Pretty New Doll~by Ker Dukey and K. Webster

4-5stars

“I have work to do. Fun to have. Revenge to inflict. Dolls to punish.”

 

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To say that I am not completely addicted to all things dolls would be the understatement of the century. Ker Dukey and K. Webster have wowed me once again with the third addition to the Pretty Little Dolls Series. Benny is back in Pretty New Doll, and he is sicker and more twisted than ever!

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“I’m the master of my own story, and the master of his.”

A few years have passed since Benny held his precious doll in his arms. After losing her to another, he has found himself desperate. With a new ally by his side, Benny has the power and the means to seek out something new. When he finds another doll more precious than the first, he will stop at nothing to have her.

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“You can’t burn the devil silly.”

Told in multiple POV, Pretty New Doll offers a thrilling twisted dark read with a complex plot, multi-layered characters and heart stopping action. As each moment of the plot unfolds, the intensity grows. Benny is ruthless and yet, a true anti-hero that I cannot help but love. The new characters that are introduced offer more conflict and the brutality of the war waging inside of Benny continue to wage on. The stakes are high for these characters to survive. I wish I could say more, but this is just one of those reads you are best jumping in and enjoying the ride!

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I highly recommend Pretty New Doll to any and all dark romance readers. This series has held me captive from the first installment, and with each book, I only want more! Benny is the most complex character, and I am truly desperate to see how this is going to turn out. Be prepared because the cliffy in this one is INTENSE! I cannot wait for more BENNY and his dolls!

*This was a BR with my sista dolls Loyda, CC, and War!

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Liz’s Review~To Crown a Beast~by R. Scarlett

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“Tomorrow, they were going back to hell.”

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To Crown a Beast is the final installment of the Blackest Gold Series. This paranormal series delivers an unforgettable romance with complex characters and a fantastical world where the pull between darkness and light becomes life or death.

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“But, behind closed doors, he was hers.”

When we last saw Tensley and Molly, they were in the realm of the high court and Tensley’s heart was ripped out. Without his heart, the beast overcomes, and even his precious Molly cannot break through. Tensley is forced to rule as King and Molly will try anything to win his love once again.

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“I love you. I don’t care if it’s forbidden…”

As Molly tries to keep her baby safe, finish school, and stand in for her husband as the leader of the Scorpios, Molly discovers the hard truth that life without Tensley by her side offers no life at all. As Tensley faces the battle of his life, the stakes are high for Molly and her King to find love once again.

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“You have well and truly tamed the beast. Forever.”

Told in mostly Molly’s POV, To Crown a Beast offers a beautiful and raw conclusion to this explosive series. The world that Ms. Scarlett has created is complex, and the visuals that she evokes with her text are exceptional and will leave you breathless. I struggled with the separation between Molly and Tensley in this book, and my heart was bursting with anxiety watching them break down. Molly’s transformation from the first book in the series to the last is quite remarkable and the way in which the plot comes full circle is sure to please fans of Tensley and Molly. The supporting characters enhance the plot significantly, and I was so glad to see all of the pieces of this mystical puzzle come together.

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Overall, I highly recommend the Blackest Gold Series to any and all paranormal romance fans. Tensley and Molly started their journey as adversaries and ended up discovering an eternal love that can break down any barrier that stands in their way. I will miss Tensley and Molly, and I look forward to reading the next great creation by R. Scarlett.

***Blackest Gold Series***
Vein Of Love (Blackest Gold, #1) by R. ScarlettBody of The Crime (Blackest Gold, #2) by R. ScarlettA Vow of Thorns (Blackest Gold, #3) by R. ScarlettBody of The Crime (Blackest Gold, #2) by R. Scarlett

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Liz’s Review~Thick~by SD Hildreth

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“Make love like a fucking boss.”

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Thick is the sixth and final book in the Filthy F*ckers Series. This MC ROMANCE can be read as a stand-alone although, I highly recommend reading each book in this series in order because this is one MC brotherhood that you will want get to know inside and out! With action, loyalty, brotherhood, and romance, Thick completes this unforgettable series with a bang!

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“Tate Reynolds wasn’t normal. He was an anomaly. A system glitch. An oddity. But. He was mine.”

Bobbi Madden is a confident young woman who works hard at her job as a prison guard. She is kind to her neighbors, loves her father, and loves reading romance novels. Delivering breakfast to inmates day in and day out, she has found a comfortable friendship with the prisoner locked up in cell number 24. Tate Reynolds aka “Meathead” is a member of the Filthy F*ckers MC and is currently an innocent man just buying time until his charges can be dropped. Tate and Bobbi don’t have much time to talk, and yet every day the friendship between the two continues to flourish. Bobbi discovers that Tate is a famous author and makes it her mission to read all of his books. When Tate is released, Bobbi is disappointed that they were never able to say goodbye.

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“He pressed his chest to mine, held me tight, and kissed me until I was a submissive pile of sexual desire.”

When Tate returns to the Filthy F*ckers clubhouse he discovers the truth behind his imprisonment and the brothers face new challenges as they strive to protect the innocent. As Tate works feverishly to complete his final book of his MC Series, he never forgot about Bobbi, and the two finally have the opportunity to reconnect. Tate and Bobbi’s relationship transforms from friendship into love. Together they are perfectly matched. Tate loves Bobbi’s curves, and kind heart and Bobbi recognizes Tate to be a man of honor that would do anything to protect his brothers and his ol’ Lady.

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“Tattoos, muscles, guns, and knives?”

Told in dual POV, I enjoyed every single moment of Thick. Bobbi is by far my favorite Hildreth heroine to date. She was funny, real, spunky, humble, and kind. Tate is quite the hero, and the way in which his writing was a direct reflection of the Filthy F*ckers Series made this “story within a story” unique and thoroughly heartfelt. I think some readers will be surprised at the length of time it takes for Bobbi and Tate to connect sexually and yet, I found the intimacy that develops between the two to be the strongest in the series to date. Fans of this series will revel in glimpses of all of the brothers and their female counterparts. And as the story arc for the series comes to an end, every beautiful moment is remembered and honored with more tears, more laughter, and a heavy hand of real romance!

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Overall, Thick is an absolute must read for MC fans! This series is raw and real, and each character contributes their unique talents and idiosyncrasies to the club. I am truly saddened to say goodbye to this motley crew and yet, no doubt Mr. Hildreth is already cooking up his next great creation. As always, when he is writing, my Kindle and I are ready and waiting for more! As for Bobbi and Tate they are hands down my favorite of this series. I simply could not put my Kindle down and I did not want it to end. I have two words for SD… UTTER PERFECTION!

***BIKER MC ROMANCE SERIES***
Hard (Biker MC Romance, #1) by Scott HildrethRough (Biker MC Romance, #2) by Scott HildrethDirty (Biker MC Romance, #3) by Scott HildrethRigid (Biker MC Romance, #4) by Scott HildrethNuts (Biker MC Romance, #5) by Scott HildrethThick (Biker MC Romance, #6) by Scott Hildreth

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