September 19, 2017

Review: This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox

The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?


Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person.
Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.

Letting someone in didn't come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.

I'll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it'll be an uphill battle, but I won't walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.

Checkmate, Angel.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book w in the Logan & Kayla Saga--a second-chance romance. Must read This is Dangerous first. However, you don't need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but it's recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

 Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'Seeing things from a different light now.' Stars

When it comes to Kennedy Fox, I just can't even. Seriously. Their writing, characters, all of it sets my heart aflutter into a book nerd's cloud nine. It's a sexy, super addictive journey, and I always look forward to whats to come in the next installment. They've yet to disappoint my picky book palate! I simply heart the duo that is KF.

Emotionally raw and poignantly told, Kennedy Fox really dug the knife in deep with this one!! I knew it would hurt. I knew it would be emotionally draining and consume me right to the very last page. I knew my heart would bleed and my soul would ache, but this much? GAH. Just as soon as things would settle, good ole KF would give the knife a little twist and make my heart clench and bleed yet again. Now, after the cliff we'd be left hanging from at the end of This is Dangerous I thought I knew what was coming, had an inkling of how to prepare for This is Beautiful. I didn't. Not even a little bit, obviously the joke was on me LOL and fml. KF-1, April-0.

'Every time he looks at me, I know there's something deeply rooted there. It's just buried a little too far for me to find.'

Don't worry! There are lots of laugh out loud moments and hilarious banter and donut fantasies come to life *wink* This is Beautiful has it all!!! It's a well rounded book... ok that's a lame attempt at a donut joke bahaha!

This is Beautiful was such sweet torture, the best, most perfect and unexpected way to wrap up a duet and a series/saga all in one fell swoop. Knowing this was the final book going in, I was sad but the lessons, reawakening and rebirth of sorts within left me feeling happy and content by books end. Kayla and Logan are the perfect couple, so deserving of their beautiful Happily Ever After.

Checkmate! Kennedy Fox have won my heart fair and square.


September 14, 2017

Review: Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan...

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 9.

 Review by Jennifer 

ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review 

Author Kendall Ryan girl we need to have a little chat about “that ending”. I’m pretty sure the whole world heard me gasp and scream! Now I totally get the Dirty Little Secret title.

Now that I’ve talked about the ending of the book, lets talk about the beginning. Emma is a young woman who has been through a lot when she sees this man at a coffee shop that she frequents each morning. She is instantly drawn to him and somewhat intrigued with him as well. One day he returns the interest. This sets the both of them off of on a path to a steamy, tumultuous and sometimes infuriating relationship.

Gavin is definitely a dominate man and he is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it and you guess it, he wants Emma! However Gavin has a past that he hasn’t come to terms with yet and one that could possibly be dangerous for Emma. Will he be able to overcome it before Emma falls for his Brother Cooper? Yep you read that right Gavin has a brother , two actually but Cooper is the only one involved in this little love triangle of sorts.

Cooper might just be the healthy competition that Gavin needs to bring him to his senses or better yet his knees.

Dirty Little Secret is hot, engaging & shocking! It’s definitely one to grab!


September 11, 2017

Review: Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.

It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.

Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.

Yet I’m willing to try.

He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.

And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.

Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review

4 'I had my seat belt on and everything.' Stars

***This book is part of a duet, you MUST read Dirty Filthy Rich Men first***

The wait is finaaaaaaaally over! Laurelin Paige returns with the finale of the Dirty Duet with a gut wrenching, no holds bar intensity that shreds the heart and soul within the pages of Dirty Filthy Rich Love. A love story so compelling and addictive AF, you certainly won't forget Donovan Kincaid anytime soon! I mean how could anyone forget a primitive alpha, the alpha of all *cough*asshole*cough* alphas. Gah! I heart him! I truly do.

Picking up where Dirty Filthy Rich Men left us hanging in a fit of OMFG's, Laurelin Paige quickly thrusts the reader back into the angsty emotional whiplash and darkness that consumes the world of Kincaid and Lind, everything that I loved about the first book. The secrets, lies, and deceit follow the puppet master; always.

'I'd just invited the devil out to play.'
'Because he knew me. He knew what I needed.'

I'm not sure what I had been expecting to happen long term, other than a HEA, as I went into the book, but the journey was most definitely an adventure filled with growth and many set backs along the way that propelled the story full force- in only a way that Laurelin Paige can. Her voice is one of a kind, addictive, and talented AF! *bows down*

This is a story of two broken individuals who are so freaking perfect for each other that it almost hurts to write this *sigh* This is their painstakingly and beautifully, well deserved...tortured to the end, ending. HEA? You'll have to read to find out :p