Liz’s Review~ DEKLAN~by Shay Savage

4-stars

“You’re mine now. My wife-now and forever.”

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Deklan is a stand-alone action-packed contemporary romance that will take you on one explosive ride! With an arranged marriage, kidnapping, passion, and action, this mafia romance is one that you will not forget!

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“He wasn’t any more prepared for this marriage than I was, and it puts us on similar ground.”

Kera O’Conner was betrothed to the Mafia Prince Sean Foley at the young age of 15. When she was kidnapped her father’s only hope at bringing her home safe was to make a deal with the devil. By securing this arrangement, Kera’s parents would be able to clear their debt to the Foley Family. But years later, when the wedding day finally arrives, Kera is shocked to find that Sean doesn’t want to honor their arrangement but instead hands her off to marry his bodyguard Deklan.

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“That feeling…coming inside of my wife. Sweet Jesus..it’s never felt like that before.”

Deklan is a built like a beast, and Kera is fearful that Sean has decided to get rid of her permanently. Due to her upbringing in the crime world, Kera is well aware of the importance of following through with whatever her family wants. The wedding takes place, and Kera and Deklan form a connection that grows and becomes unbreakable. As Kera and Deklan adjust to married life, the challenges are vast. Kera longs for independence, and Deklan is fiercely protective of his new bride. The passion between the two is scorching hot, and it becomes clear that the two were destined for each other. As tensions with Sean and the crime world continue to evolve, Deklan and Kera cling to each other and try to find their way together.

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“He’s and enigma. He’s gentle and protective of me but arrogant and brutal with others.”

Told in Kera’s POV, Deklan is a delicious read with a unique plot and dynamic characters. The relationship between Deklan and Kera was quite rare as they were forced together and then fell in love. Deklan is a strong alpha male, and as a trained killer his ability to show tenderness and love to his young bride only made him that much more of an enigma. Both Kera and Deklan experienced a trying past, and the healing they experienced together was quite remarkable. There were some surprising elements to the plot that will certainly keep readers on the edge of their seat the entire read.

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Overall, I highly recommend Deklan to mafia romance fans. Shay Savage is an outstanding storyteller. With the smoking hot passion, action, and unique plot, Deklan is certainly a delicious treat!

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

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Liz’s Review~A Vow of Thorns~by R. Scarlett

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“You won’t be alone.”

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A Vow of Thorns is the third book in the Blackest Gold Series. The series must be read in order. This Series is a Paranormal Romance Reader’s Paradise as with each book this fantastical world unveils more terror and more passion. As the plot continues to thicken, the fate of Tensely Knight and Molly Darling is left to be determined.

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“He’d rip their throats out with his teeth. The predators out there had never met the real beast.”

Tensley and Molly have finally come to an understanding that they are destined to be together. As Molly’s emotions continue to build, she battles her desire to give her whole heart to Tensley. Tensley is obviously feeling emotions he has never felt before. However, he knows that if he falls in love with Molly, the penalty is death.

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Molly has made a terrifying discovery and as she reveals the truth to Tensley, the two are drawn closer together. As the connection between Molly and Tensley becomes indestructible, Knight’s family is attacked. He must step up and take his rightful place as protector of his people. However, Fallen wants to bring Tensley and Molly to ruin and will stop at nothing to cause harm to them. As tensions continue to rise, the stakes are high for Molly and Tensley to fight for their love.

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“Gathered in my hallowed kingdom of our kind, a wedding of my own subject to a rare, dangerous creature…”

Told in dual POV, A Vow of Thorns is by far my absolute favorite book in this series. Molly and Tensley have finally found their rightful place with each other, and the passion and tenderness they display are beautiful to bear witness to. Tensley is fiercely passionate about Molly, and the effects of her love have changed him. This world is dangerous and dark, and the plot is constructed in such a way that you don’t know who is safe or who to trust. The text is fluid and loaded with description. The secondary characters continue to play a pivotal role in the plot, and I especially enjoyed the darkness of Fallen and his Queen. The characters have become more developed and more complex as the series has progressed. I was quite stunned with the ending, and although I am sure many readers will want to throw their Kindles against the wall, I have complete faith in Ms. Scarlett to safely deliver these characters home.

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Overall, I highly recommend this series to Paranormal Romance Fans who enjoy action, suspense, and a twisted plot. In this fantastical world, the twists and turns are never ending! I can only hope that the love that Tensley and Molly share will be enough to see them through.

***Blackest Gold Series***
Body of The Crime (Blackest Gold, #2) by R. ScarlettVein Of Love (Blackest Gold, #1) by R. ScarlettA Vow of Thorns (Blackest Gold, #3) by R. ScarlettUntitled (Blackest Gold, #4) by R. Scarlett

*ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review!

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Liz’s Review~Wicked Things~by Callie Hart

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“…something wicked that way a-coming…”

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Wicked Things is the third book in the Chaos and Ruin Series. The series must be read in order, and I highly recommend reading The Blood and Roses Series before reading Chaos and Ruin. In Wicked Things, Sloane and Zeth are back, and the danger is darker and more twisted than ever. As Zeth prepares to battle his adversaries, he is determined to protect Sloane and stay alive.

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“There will be no mercy.”

Wicked Things picks up directly after Savage Things. Zeth and Sloane have experienced some surprising changes in their relationship and Zeth has become more attentive than ever. However, he knows there is one thing that he must take care of in order to keep her safe. Meanwhile, Mason is suffering from the loss of his sister, and he is sinking into a deep depression. Zeth, being well aware of the pain of loss, decides to help Mason and puts him to work at the Blood and Roses gym.

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“With every thrust, every deep, ferocious drive of his hips, he groans, losing himself, running his hands all over my body, leaning over me to bite and suck on my breasts, fisting my hair, biting my neck…”

The passion between Sloane and Zeth is stronger than ever. After everything they have been through, the love they share only continues to grow. Zeth, wanting nothing more than to protect their love, ventures to New York to take care of the small issue of the New York Mob. While Zeth is away, the trouble in Seattle continues to brew. Lowell still lingers hoping to get sweet revenge. As Sloane is trying to deal with Zeth’s absence, an old friend from her past resurfaces. As danger and fury erupt on every side, the stakes are high for Zeth and Sloane to take down their enemies.

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“You’re mine. You’re fucking mine, Sloane. Always.”

Told in multiple POV, Wicked Things is another stunning addition to my favorite love story of all time. The combination of nonstop action, passion, and Zeth’s fierce love for Sloane will always keep me coming back for more. The writing is constructed with such clarity that you feel transported into the scene. Zeth is the most dynamic hero I have ever had the pleasure of reading, and the transformation he has made over the course of this series is remarkable, raw, and authentic. Sloane and Zeth are perfectly matched, and Wicked Things only strengthens my love for these characters even more. In addition to Zeth and Sloane, we get more of Michael and Mason whose friendship and loyalty to Zeth and Sloane only continues to strengthen as the danger gets more deadly! As the relationships and circumstances of these characters continue to twist and turn, the story continues to develop and draw me further in, and when it comes to all things MAYFAIR, I will never get enough!

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Overall, I highly recommend Wicked Things to all ZETH fans! And if you aren’t a ZETH fan, you should be! The Blood and Roses followed by the Chaos and Ruin Series are full of action, complex characters, beautiful writing, and is dark romance at its best! Any reader who enjoys a dark and twisted ride needs to experience all things ZETH MAYFAIR!!! You will never be the same! I can only hope that Callie has more ZETH and SLOANE goodness up her sleeves. Because when she is writing, I am ready and waiting! Bravo, Ms. Hart! Bravo!

***Chaos and Ruin Series***
Violent Things (Chaos & Ruin, #1) by Callie HartSavage Things (Chaos & Ruin #2) by Callie HartWicked Things (Chaos & Ruin Book 3) by Callie Hart

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

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Liz’s Review~Lover~by Marni Mann and Gia Riley

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“This is swinging.”

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Lover is a steamy contemporary romance written by Marni Mann and Gia Riley. This is their second collaborative work, and once again they have delivered a creative masterpiece with complex character relationships, passion, and enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire read.

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“There’s only so much distance two people can put between themselves before they’re each going in opposite directions, permanently.”

Piper Callahan is desperate to rekindle the spark in her marriage. Her husband Cannon is detached and more focused on work than his beautiful wife. Even after a romantic get away, Piper can’t seem to foster any affection or passion from him. Cannon and Piper have become best friends and roommates instead of lovers, and it appears as if it is the beginning of the end of their relationship. While researching ways to “fix her marriage,” Piper discovers a swingers website. When Cannon becomes aware of his wife’s research, he agrees to meet with another couple to appease Piper’s desire to help fix what is broken.

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“You picked a punctual couple.”
“That’s because she wants your cock.”

West Holden is a professional hockey player who has recently been benched permanently. Suffering from an injury, he and his wife Tilly leave Boston and go to Florida. West and Tilly share a unique arrangement. Their relationship has always been based on lust as opposed to love, and when Tilly makes an arrangement to meet with a couple on a swingers website, West is all in. But when these two couples enter this swinging arrangement, everything quickly unravels. Piper and Wes instantly form a connection that transcends physical affection. Beyond the explosive sex, the two have now shared, they begin talking, texting, and meeting “outside” the bounds of their swinging relationship. As Piper and West struggle with guilt and try to understand the relationship that is enveloping them, Tilly and Cannon reveal their own secrets and betrayals.

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“There’s a difference between fucking your best friend and someone who actually worships your body.”

Told in dual POV, Lover is a beautiful love story that stems from an unconventional situation. Each character is unique and complex, and they all have their own individual needs and desires to discover and fulfill. The dynamics between these characters are intense, and things aren’t ever exactly as they seem. The pacing of the read is fluid, and the stakes are high for these couples to freely explore the bounds of swinging and keep their emotions in check. As Piper and West fall in love, the transformation is full of passion and tenderness as they discover just how perfectly matched they are for each other. Full of romance, intrigue, and some taboo, Lover has a fantastic plot, smoking hot sex, and unforgettable characters!

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Overall, I was beyond nervous to dive into a romance about swingers knowing that someone was bound to get hurt. Truth be told, love triangles and angst make me break out in hives and yet, the way in which these authors craftily weaved the plot and created something so beautiful out of something so unorthodox left me in complete awe. Days later and I am still thinking about this read, and I have already gone back to re-read some of my favorite scenes. Ms. Mann and Ms. Riley have created something truly magical, and every contemporary romance fan should discover WEST HOLDEN in all his glory RIGHT NOW!

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

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Liz’s Review~Six~by K.I. Lynn

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“Six was not a nice guy. Six was a monster.”

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SIX is a stunning dark and delicious stand-alone romance by the crazy talented K.I. Lynn. From the first word to the last, every moment is charged with action, intrigue, and suspense.
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“My mind began to go blank from the rough fucking I was getting. I was nothing but a fuck doll. Used. Abused. Fucked out of anger and control.”

Paisley Warren is a lab tech who works hard in her field. Working crazy hours in the morgue hasn’t left her much time to play. When she spends one night out on the town with her co-workers, she meets a sexy stranger. One thing leads to another and the two share one unforgettable night of passion. Her one night of passion is the beginning of the end for Paisley Warren.

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“Somehow, he sped up his assault, fucking me harder and faster. Destroying my pussy for anyone else.”

SIX is a trained killer. He is ruthless and meticulous about his job. When he is sent to the Hamilton County Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Cincinnati, he comes face to face with his one-night stand. Because she has the information he needs, he kidnaps her. SIX is attracted to Paisley but because he is a man on a mission, she becomes a means to an end. As soon as she reveals what she knows, he is going to kill her. Six is twisted and hard and yet, Paisley isn’t willing to bend. Despite being chained and held captive by him, Paisley is drawn to Six like a moth to a flame. When tension rises, and someone is out there trying to take out Six, he transforms Paisley and gives her a new persona “Lacey.” Lacey and Six together become a force to be reckoned with. With plenty of passion, violence, and action, Lacey and Six begin to fall hard and fast for each other. But when all is revealed, will SIX follow through with his promise of killing Lacey or will he want to keep her by his side forever?

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“For the rest of your life, you’re mine.”

Told in Paisley’s POV, SIX is absolutely flawless. The characters are complex, the plot is expertly constructed with twists and turns throughout. The relationship between Six and Lacey is unique, and the transformation that takes place between the two is like nothing I have ever read before. I am always drawn to the dark and SIX certainly delivers. Lacey was a perfect match for SIX and the fact that she discovered that before he did made it even more exciting. The intimacy between SIX and Paisley transforms from raw sex to a passionate bond full of affection and a twisted understanding. Like a blockbuster movie unfolding before my eyes, I had no idea WHAT was going to happen next and I could not tear my eyes away! The tension drives the action, and no one is safe!
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Overall, SIX is an absolute MUST READ NOW for Contemporary Romance Fans who enjoy their heroes dark, the passion raw and dynamic, non-stop action, and unforgettable characters. I have long been a fan of K.I. Lynn and her broad spectrum of work. She is a master storyteller, and SIX might just be my new favorite K.I. Hero (and if you have met WESTON and NATHAN than you know that says a lot!). I look forward to more greatness from this author. No doubt, she has more perfection in the works as we speak!

*A COPY was graciously gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review!

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Liz’s Review~Devil’s Own (The Devil’s Keepers #3)~ by Megan Crane

4-5stars

“Prim on the outside and a dirty little biker chick inside. A screaming hot wet dream in the flesh.”

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Devil’s Own is the third book in The Devil’s Keepers. Dwelling in the bayou of Louisiana, the Devil’s Keepers ride hard and live rough. Although this is the third book in the series, it can certainly be read and enjoyed completely as a stand-alone. I am quite fond of the entire Devils crew, so I highly recommend reading the entire series.

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“For the first time in his life, he wasn’t sure he could control himself.”

Lara Ashburn is a new high school teacher who is passionate about her students. She is on a mission to save the youth of her town and keep them safe from the biker lifestyle. When she takes a special interest in one of her students and demands a parent-teacher conference, her mission is instantly put in jeopardy.

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You’re mine. I feel sorry for you, I really do.”

Ryan Frey aka “Chaser” is not afraid of anything or anyone. As a single parent and an enforcer, he has sacrificed everything to keep his club and his daughter safe. When he meets the new hot shot teacher Ms. Ashburn, he decides that it is prime time for her to be schooled in what it means to meddle with a biker. Unbeknownst to Ryan, Lara is quite familiar with the biker culture, and although she is determined to stay away from the connection she feels to Chaser explodes like a firework and once their lips touch it is GAME ON! Lara and Chaser share a passionate connection that keeps them coming back for more. But when the demons of Lara’s past collide with Chaser’s present, their budding romance is put in the line of fire.

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Told in dual POV, Devil’s Own is an action packed forbidden romance set in the deadly world of an MC! The characters are complex, and their love and loyalty to each other solidify their relationships and make each twist and turn a ride that you will not forget. I especially enjoyed the dynamics between Lara and Chaser. The writing style is decadent due to the author’s precision and attention to every detail. With each book in this series, I become more invested in these bad boys and their women.

Overall, I highly recommend Devil’s Own and the entire Devil’s Keepers Series to all MC Romance Fans! With the tension rising in the club, no doubt some explosive action is in the works. My Kindle and I are ready and waiting for more Devil goodness to come our way.

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

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Liz’s Review~One Taste of Angel (Iron Norsemen MC, #1)~ by Violetta Rand

4-stars

“Angel is worth every drop of spilled blood…”

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One Taste of Angel is the first book in the explosive Iron Norseman MC. This second chance MC romance is full of action, romance, and passion.

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“Taste her. Possess her for however long I could.
My tongue explores further, finding her swollen clit. She spreads her legs wider, quivering.”

Eagle is the President of the Norseman MC. Years ago he lost the love of his life Angel. Angel was a member of a rival MC. Loosing her caused him to serve a sentence of wasted years full of women and drinking. When Eagle attends a party and witnesses a girl being threatened, he steps up to offer her assistance. He is instantly attracted to the young dancer.

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“We match.”

Serafina has been through hell. She has spent years struggling to make a way for herself to survive. When a rough night on the job lands her in the arms of Eagle the President of a local MC, her whole life is sent into a tailspin. Again. Serafina and Eagle share an instant connection and bond quickly forms. Serafina is terrified to get close to Eagle and Eagle wants nothing more than to make her his. Both have secrets, and the demons from their past threaten to tear them apart. With rival MC gangs and a broken past, is it possible for these two to find their way?

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Told in dual POV, One Taste of Angel has a unique plot, strong characters, a beautiful romance, and smoking hot passion. The journey for both Eagle and Serafina is difficult, and yet, when they finally realize the depth of their connection, it is utter perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and the pacing of the story is driven by the action and tension that is deeply explored throughout each moment.

I highly recommend One Taste of Angel to all of my MC Romance fans. I look forward to reading more from this author and certainly excited for more Norsemen action to hit my Kindle!

***Iron Norsemen MC***
One Taste of Angel (Iron Norsemen MC, #1) by Violetta Rand

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

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