Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston

KISS MARRY KILL by Sidney Halston
E-Original published: by Swerve
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
ISBN: 9781250132420
Price: $3.99

Book Description:

He’s been chasing a memory . . .
It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn’t the man he used to be… but Megan isn’t the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she’s in trouble. 

…but now they’re on the run.
Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he’ll do anything to protect what’s his.

Author

USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “Just Do It” – Nike. And that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second. When she’s not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Author Links

Website: www.sidneyhalston.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Sidneyhalston
Twitter: twitter.com/SidneyHalston

Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Marry-Kill-Iron-Security-ebook/dp/B01N02I98E
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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/dk/book/kiss-marry-kill/id1175077015
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Book Review: Dalir’s Salvation by Nina Crespo

Author: Nina Crespo
Publication Date:  September 27th 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Source: Received this book via barclay publicity in exchange for an honest review.

Dalir’s Salvation is the third book of The Song series. Now as I get ready to read the other two I realize that I definitely should have started from the beginning of the series. However, I still enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

Dalir, who I absolutely loved, is searching for his wayward brother and is now in the human universe hoping to find him.

Ari, the female lead, has somewhat psychic abilities. When she ends up in the hospital she begins to see a man that she realizes no one else can see. Can you all guess who that might be? 😉

Obviously Dalir is shocked I mean Ari isn’t supposed to be able to see him but she does. This peeks his interest and he begins to wonder what else she might be capable of.

Ari and Dalir fall into a spicy whirlwind of a romance where she helps him on his search for his brother. Neither one of our characters have had it easy but that doesn’t stop them from falling for one another. Ari and Dalir were a delight. They made me laugh, hell they even made me cry. Nina did an amazing job on this novel and I’m so glad that I was able to read it.

Trust me on this one guys this novel is one that you don’t want to miss out on. I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Review: Beyond The Red Carpet (Hollywood Lies Book 1)

Author: Debbra Lynn
Publication Date: December 9th 2015
Genre:  Romance, Romantic suspense, crime
Source: Received this book via the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Review:  Debbra Lynn’s Beyond The Red Carpet is a riveting novel. BOOM. First sentence and already I’ve summed up my entire thoughts. Seriously, Debbra caught my attention from the very first page.
This book jumps from past to present each chapter. Debbra completely nails it. She makes it work like I’ve never seen it worked before honey.
Sophia is the female lead who falls for Marcus Donovan who becomes a big time hot shot Hollywood Director. Many see the Donovans as the perfect couple. Marcus can’t express his love for Sophia more if he tried and Sophia is the perfect housewife with a smile always planted on her face.
However, not all is what it seems to be. With a novel packed with suspense, love, betrayal and murder can you really expect anything less than extraordinary?
Now, my only complaints? The way the dialogue was written was a bit awkward for me and also some parts were VERY fast paced… For instance Sophia and Marcus get married quicker than you can say, “Hitched!”
Overall I enjoyed this read. There is a twist at every corner and it keeps you on your toes. The ending frustrated me but I can’t wait to read more from Debrra Lynn! She definitely nailed her debut novel with this piece.
You can grab a copy here: Amazon

Book Review: The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole

Author: Scarlett Cole
Publication Date: July 7 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperback
Genre:  Romance, Romantic suspense
Source: Received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Contains excerpts.

Review: Now, trust me when I say this is harder for me to write than you may believe. The first novel that introduced me to Scarlett Cole’s writing was The Purest Hook. I swore up and down that there was no way any of the other books in the Second Circle series could beat Dred and Pixie’s romance. 

This is now painful for me because I have to take back my own words! Something I usually don’t even do…. like seriously never. I know, I know I’m stubborn. However, The Strongest Steel just could not let me win. As soon as Trent (male lead) sees Harper (female lead) walking past the shop one afternoon, you already know he’s got a thing for her.

As she got close, he could see she was holding a pastry box from the coffee shop down the street. 

“Those for me darling?” he shouted across the street, breaking out the smile that chicks seemed to go for. She looked confused for a moment before she realized he was calling out to her. Damn. A slow, shy smile – and then there was that simple flush of her skin, Such a turn-on. Holy shit.

What you don’t know is how tormented our poor Harper is. She moved to Miami due to a devastating…. and when I say devastating I am not being dramatic here folks… incident. Let’s just say she was in a relationship with a man she shouldn’t have been with and he literally almost took her very life.

She goes to trent looking for a tattoo to mask the proof of her previous life. She’s hoping that Trent is the guy who can make that happen.

“I googled you,” Harper said, turning to face him.

“Learn anything interesting?”

“You’re one of the best there is.” 

 He revealed two striking dimples as he smiled. 

Not only does Trent take on the job, he also takes on the responsibility of being Harper’s very life line. She spends her days wasting away, working at a coffee shop and hiding from life until she meets Trent. He shows her how to live again and how to put her demons behind her.

Of course nothing is perfect in life and that isn’t any different for our leading couple here. It’s clear that they love one another more than words but Harper’s past comes back to haunt them and it’s one long bumpy road till the finish line.

Even with the trials and tribulations Trent refuses to back down. He just made my heart melt with his sweet nature and adorable pet names.

“I know what you’re up to,” she said.

“And what would that be?” he asked with a devious smirk.

“You know.”

“Is it working?”

She looked over her shoulder to where he was still reclining against the wall, watching her patiently. All the reasons she’d vowed to stay alone, to remain uninvolved, fled as he grinned at her.

“Maybe.”

There isn’t a woman alive who would turn down some extra loving is all I’m saying. Trent knows how to make Harper feel special but also knows how to let her be independent. He’s a man with confidence. And he wants his woman to feel the same about herself. *Sigh* I just really loved him in this novel.

I’m telling you guys right now this is a 1-click novel. Seriously, if you can download, buy or order it today! I will be reading more from Scarlett Cole. She’s amazing.

4 stars of steel for this baby! 

 

 

July Book Challenge: Nostalgia

July 9th: Nostalgia

I’m going to have to go with the one and only series that took up my childhood and still invades my adult life. Can you guess? It’s only the most magical place in the whole readers universe…

HARRY POTTER.

Thank you for all the memories, good times and escapes from reality. Harry Potter helped to create the best childhood I could have asked for.

Ps. Ravenclaw all day! ❤

Book Review: To Trust a Wolf

Author: Danielle Hardgrave
Publication Date: June 3 2016
Publisher: Caldwell Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: I’d like to thank Danielle Hardgrave for allowing me to honestly review her work.

Review:  To Trust a Wolf really made it hard for me to write this review. I’ll tell you why. Helen Jurist is an archivist who works in a museum. Rune Helsen is a donor who at first Helen is not fond of because he pays he ways into an exhibit that should be off limits for the time being.

Now, this story was short. An when I say short I mean very very short. The beginning of the story wasn’t exactly attention catching but I will say that it’s not the case for the whole read. Once Rune is introduced the story line becomes alive.

Obviously because this is a paranormal romance we can deduce that someone here has a secret and that someone is Rune. He’s tall, dark and wolfishly handsome… see what I did there ;)?

The story is so short that I can’t say much without giving the whole thing away. Overall I just wish there was more to the story. The ending killed me. Why? Because I was finally getting in to the book and BAM it was over. It felt more like an introduction to a story than a whole story. If that makes sense? I will say that Danielle has an amazing plot here and I know that if she continues the book or makes it in to a saga she’s got a killer series right in the palm of her hands.

I wish her the best of luck and I hope that her next story really knocks this out of the park! While it was a short read I could feel the potential simmering beneath.

I’m giving this novella a 3 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: Dex A Kinky Shine Novel #1

Author: Stephanie Witter
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: Stephanie Witter
Genre: Romance
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Okay I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m a sucker for the whole bad ass rockstar boyfriend thing. Seriously I love it. I love to see a man involved in the rockstar lifestyle fall for a woman who changes his whole crazy word upside down… and accidentally make it up side right?? If you catch my drift.

Dex is a part and the lead singer of Kinky Shine. He meets Harley on a bad day because he has to do an interview with her for her blog… being a rockstar and all of course he hates that stuff. However, it turns out that Harley is more than just some small time blogger. Not only does she have a degree in communications, a blog with 500 thousand+ followers her father also happens to be the manager of Kinky Shine.

“Tell me something,” he said slowly, his eyes taking in every inch of my face thoroughly before he eyed my conservative looking top and went back to my eyes mostly hidden by my ugly-ass fake glasses. “Who’re you fucking?”

I blinked. “Huh?”

He smirked at me, the left side of his mouth curving upward, carving in his cheek a very sexy dimple.

Yes ladies and gents you read that excerpt correctly. That is literally Dex’s first encounter with Harley. Of course once he realizes who her father is and realizes that she’s not a groupie who made her way to the top by opening her legs he feels like a complete ass. Harley can’t seem to forget the grumpy, douchebag, and totally sexy rockstar and Dex can’t seem to forget the only woman who has made his insides stir in a long time.

This story had it’s parts where I thought it was a tad cheesy maybe even rushed..but I’ll tell you what… I liked it. Dex was sexy, mysterious and dangerous but he loved Harley more than anything. Harley was an innocent compared to her rockstar man but that didn’t stop her from diving head first in to their relationship. A relationship that was filled with doubt, trust issues and complications from Dex’s famous lifestyle.

How can a man and a woman from two separate worlds last the battle field of love while also dealing with a band that’s falling apart, a grungy lead singer who has more trust issues than he can count and a young girl who can’t seem to care even when her heart is on the line? Pick up this book and find out.

I gave this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars due to some parts that I found weren’t 100% believable. This may be different for everyone.

This is book #1 in her Kinky Shine series.

Book Review: Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive

Author: Ann Mayburn
Publication Date: June 30th 2015
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Genre: Romance, erotica
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Woo!! Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive was beyond steamy. Alexandr Novikov, next in line to being ruler of the Novikov Bratva (mob of sorts) is the epitome of tall dark and handsome. He leads with an iron fist but loves with all the compassion in the world. Ann Mayburn has you wondering throughout the whole book how it is possible for such a cruel man to have a heart so big.

Jessica Venture is an Irish American woman who has found blood family in Ireland. She moves to Dublin with her uncle Peter and her aunt Mary hoping to find a close connection to these people now that her parents have passed. She ends up finding much more than that. Not only is she a beauty with her green eyes and fiery red hair she’s got a light inside of her that shines so bright. It’s hard for Alexandr to ignore this beauty when he walks in to Peter’s bar.

From the moment they laid eyes on each other Alex knew that this woman was destined to be his and Jessica felt a longing that ran deeper than the ocean. With his firm but tender loving Alex had me falling in love with a mere character and that was how I knew that this book was beyond the five star rating I have given it. When I can long for a person that I know isn’t even real I know that the author has done something right. An I can say that Ann Mayburn has created a world full of hot wild sex, raw passionate love and dangerous mob dealings and even with the craziness that Alex has to endure to be with Jessica and that Jessica has to endure to be with Alex never once did I not wish for a love so deep.

I will say this I loved this book and even though it is the third in her Cherish Sub series I didn’t feel lost not one bit. However there was A KILLER cliff hanger and I will be buying the second part to Alexandr and Jessica’s love story. I can’t say much without giving spoilers but PLEASE if you love hot wild sex, passionate love and an all around dangerous novel that leaves you wanting for more go and get this book! You will not regret it… honest.

P.S This does have sexual situations in which they share with other partners. If that is a deal breaker for you than maybe you should reconsider. I will say I usually don’t go for that kind of thing but I LOVED THIS BOOK. 🙂

5 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: The Purest Hook

Author: Scarlett Cole
Publication Date: May 3 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Romance
Source: I requested and received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Review:  The Purest Hook is the third book in a stand alone series by Scarlett Cole. I haven’t even read the first two books (however I plan to now) so I wouldn’t worry about being lost. I still loved this book beyond words can describe.

Dred the male lead and Pix the female heartbreaker are beyond amazing. They start off as a lustful attraction and end up crashing head first in to the biggest romance of their lives. Both of our lovely characters have had hard lives. Dred grew up as an orphan and Scarlett had an abusive step father that tormented her life even after he was long gone.

Dred’s a bad ass lead singer/guitarist  in a band called Preload and Pix is a receptionist for Second Circle a tattoo shop owned by men who saved her from a hellish life that she was barely surviving.

When you read the first chapter you can already tell that there’s more to Pix and Dred than just lust. I felt the instant connection so deeply that I knew that this book was going to be apart of the rare few that I fell in love with. It’s not often that I get to read a book (Arc especially) and it completely takes my breath away. Even with all the drama and baggage that both Dred and Pix cary with them on a daily there was no denying the undying love that these two eventually formed for one another.

I can’t say much without giving spoilers away but if you’re looking for a sexy rockstar and a strong yet shy beauty that create a romance that will knock you off your feet then The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole is a must have for your library collection!

I’m giving this book a steaming 5 out of 5 stars!