Review: Bossman by Vi Keeland

Title: Bossman
Author: Vi Keeland
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

My Review:
Bossman is a stomping good read, and I can’t believe that I am only discovering the genius that is Vi Keeland now. Funny, Poignant, Heartwarming, Sexy and Sweet all in equal measure, Bossman will pluck your heartstrings until you feel like an invisible hand is squeezing your heart to bursting point. I had all the feels reading this one – ALL the feels. It was so so good.

Chase is a refreshingly different CEO than the typical dominant type you usually read about in these kind of books. He was happy to stand back and let his employees shine, and I loved that about him. He flirted outrageously with Reece, which could’ve earned him a lawsuit if she wasn’t as attracted to him too. Even though he’s a little bit naughty, he was still a real gent and he totally made my heart swoon. However, he’s hiding a tragedy from his past that has dictated how he’s lived his life up to this point. He’s now at a critical juncture – feeling more than just fleeting lust for a woman – and you know it’s all about to go pear-shaped.

I loved Reece – she really spoke to the career-driven part of my persona. She didn’t wanted to get involved with her boss because she wanted to earn the respect of her co-workers on her own merit, and not because she was sleeping with the bossman.

While she did her damnedest to resist Chase, the man is irresistible and soon they were indulging their sizzling hot chemistry. The sex scenes were brilliantly written and I loved these two together.

Of course, as soon as Reece entertains the possibility of them as a couple, his past comes back to haunt him. He falls apart and pushes her away and it was heartbreaking. I felt their mutual pain and I cried for our tortured hero.

Thankfully, we get our HEA in the end so I’m a happy camper.

I loved the writing and the witty banter between our loving pair. It also had the perfect amount of angst and drama. I can find nothing to fault because it was exemplary in my opinion.

Highly Recommended.

Review: His Fantasy Bride (Things to do Before You Die… #3) by Nina Croft

Title: His Fantasy Bride
Author: Nina Croft
Series: Things to do Before You Die… #3
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
I can’t marry you. You don’t love me.

Two sentences, that’s all Gabrielle Harper left Vito D’Ascensio when she vanished the night before their wedding. If he wants his bride back, he’s going to have to hunt her down and prove his love. But when he searches for Gabrielle, he finds Gabby instead; it seems his perfect bride is nothing but a fantasy.

After six months, Gabby presumes it’s over, an episode in her life she’s totally ashamed of. But now Vito is back. He’s the one man she can never have, but as desire explodes between them, she has a tough time remembering why they shouldn’t be together. Oh, right, her family hates him, and he’s done terrible things. Or has he? But it doesn’t matter. When he finds out the truth about who she really is…he’ll never want to see her again.

My Review:
Nina Croft delivers a well-paced contemporary read with great dialogue and plenty of romantic moments.

I was intrigued by the premise of this book, and I loved the little note that the author inserted at the start of the book to put it into context.

This is a book about second chances and learning to open up before a relationship can really mature into something long lasting.

Gabby fled Vito’s arms on the eve of their wedding six months ago, but she can’t forget the sultry hottie who is supposed to be her arch-enemy.

On the eve of the six-month anniversary, Vito reappears in her life, determined to get answers, and to win back “his fantasy bride.”

What he discovers blows him away. Gabrielle is now Gabby and not entirely like he remembers her. With lies and deception still driving a wedge between them, can he tell who is the real Gabby and more importantly if she is the woman for him.

Vito was a great leading man and I thought he was very understanding, all things considered. I felt for Gabby even if her cowardice irritated me. She made a mistake, but she didn’t actually betray him other than keeping the real reason for their meeting a secret for so long. She should have grown a pair and told him the truth. But, if she had we wouldn’t have had any story.

The writing was great, the sex scenes were tastefully structured, and characterization was decent.

Overall, this was a great, quick read and one I recommend.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Cunning (Infidelity #2) by Aleatha Romig

Title: Cunning
Author: Aleatha Romig
Series: Infidelity #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
“He owns you. Whatever he tells you to do you do”.

One year. No future. A past that won’t go away.

Lennox “Nox” Demetri broke his own rule by making a deal. It may not have been directly with the devil, but that doesn’t mean Satan himself isn’t watching. Was it fate that brought Charli into his life and his bed? What will happen when rules are broken and secrets are revealed?

“New rules…my rules.”

Alex “Charli” Collins found pleasure with Nox like she’d never known. That was before she knew his last name. Now that Infidelity is involved and the rules have changed, what will result when real life and fantasy collide?

Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, the depth of this new, epic dark romance reaches new levels and will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next.

My Review:
This was a great read and I’m totally hooked on this series. While the cliffhanger at the end is meant to be sensational, I understand what Nox meant so it didn’t have that shock factor for me. Not a huge amount happened in the first half of the book but it picked up pace after that. Some twists were anticipated, others were unexpected. Superb writing as I’ve come to expect from Aleatha. Can’t wait to read the next book in May.

Trailer Reveal Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L Armentrout


Moonlight Seduction: A de Vincent Novel from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is coming June 26th and today I am part of the trailer reveal!

First let’s have a look at the trailer and then there is more information about the book. The trailer is made by Jillian Stein.

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Title: Moonlight Seduction
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel . . .

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up . . . and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman . . . one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

Start the Series Today!
Moonlight Sins (de Vincent series, book 1)

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About the Author:
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

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Official Trailer Reveal: The Kennedy Boys

Today is the official trailer reveal for the Kennedy Boys series! Check out the trailer below and details of Seducing Kaden, the sixth full-length novel releasing April 30th. Thank you to Social Butterfly PR for organizing this event and a massive shout out to all the bloggers who are helping to spread the word today.

The Kennedy Boys Series Trailer

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Seducing KadenSeducing Kaden(The Kennedy Boys #6)
by Siobhan Davis

A new forbidden romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

KADEN
The woman I love will never be mine because she already belongs to another.

I’ve tried everything to forget her, but it’s impossible when she occupies a starring role in my dreams. My eyes are glued to her shapely curves whenever I see her around campus, and it doesn’t help that she looks as miserable as I feel.

I wonder if she misses me as much as I miss her.

Short of putting a bullet through the skull of that gangster she’s married to, I’m stuck in a hellhole of my own making.

Until fate intervenes, setting us on a collision course we can’t avoid.

EVELINA
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of falling in love. The all-consuming sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of love I swooned over in movies.

It didn’t take long for that fairytale notion to come crashing down around me. Now I’m trapped in a marriage I despise with no way out.

The only light in the dark is Kaden Kennedy—the one true love of my life. He doesn’t know he is, because I’m forced to love him from afar, condemned to toss and turn at night, crying over everything I want and all I can never have.

Seeing him day in, day out, destroys me, but there’s no other choice; I had to push him away to keep him safe.

Because if my husband ever finds out I’m in love with one of my students, I won’t be the only one in danger.

While you don’t need to read the earlier books in this series to enjoy Seducing Kaden, it is highly recommended. This book is a contemporary new adult romance, and it is only suitable for readers aged eighteen and older due to mature content, sexual situations, and language.

This story includes details of an extramarital affair, so if you don’t like cheating or controversial storylines, then this book isn’t for you.

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Review: Hearts of Fire (Hearts #2) by L.H. Cosway

Title: Hearts of Fire
Author: L.H. Cosway
Series: Hearts #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker.

My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents.

Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me.

Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life.

I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook.

My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will.

Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her.

I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them.

We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me.

Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin.

The truest love is always the hardest to let in.

This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.

My Review:
Another great read from L.H. Cosway.

I loved the concept of this book; I mean who didn’t entertain fanciful notions of running off with the circus at some point? And that’s exactly what Lille does in order to escape her overbearing, controlling mother. I adored Lille as MC, and loved her progression throughout the story. I especially loved that she was an artist and it really appealed to my creative side.

Jack was very gruff to start off with, but he was very protective of Lille from the get-go which was sweet. He was a swoon-worthing lead man. Their romance is a little unconventional but it works.

The plot around who was attacking the girls on the set was a little predictable, and very much secondary to the relationship between Jack and Lille, but that’s how I prefer it.

Secondary characters were again well-developed, and I particularly warmed to Marina, King, and Lola.

I spent an anxious few chapters waiting for Jay and Matilda to show up, but boy was it worth the wait. This is one of my absolute fav things about series like this – when we get to catch up with other beloved characters.

L.H. Cosway is adept at writing strong emotional scenes that bleed off the page. When Lille cried after reading Jack’s letter, I felt her compassion and her empathy. When the brothers eventually reunited, it tugged at my heart strings. I could completely visualize the scene as it unfolded, even down to the girls linking hands as they watched from the sidelines. Superbly written.

The only issue I had with this book is Jack’s so-called ‘fetish.’ I was very uncomfortable with this aspect of his character because, for me, Jack was suffering from deep-seated psychological issues as a result of the trauma of his childhood. He needed to deal with the underlying cause rather than venting it as he did on Lille’s body. I felt this was glossed over, as indeed was the horrific abuse he endured as a child, not to mention the fire he almost died in. I wish the author had explored this a little.

However, it was still an amazing read, and I’m definitely invested in this series. I look forward to reading King’s story next.

Thank you Dali for the gift copy. Another winner for my Kindle.

Review: Six of Hearts (Hearts #1) by L.H. Cosway

Title: Six of Hearts
Author: L.H. Cosway
Series: Hearts #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.

I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.
The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.

She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this–if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.

So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.

You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.

I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.

So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

My Review:
OMG. This was a completely AMAZING read. I am still totally blown away. I don’t ordinarily read a lot of books set in Ireland, even though I’m Irish, and this is the second one I’ve read recently. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I especially loved all the brilliant observations and Irish sayings and cultural references (like the one about taxi drivers either being ignorant or total jaws. Lol.)

The romance is sweet, and slow-building, with lots of smexy times, and plenty of angsty to-ing and froing (which I always love even though it’s torture.)

The plot is good but it’s transparent, so don’t expect tons of twists and turns. The author makes it very clear to the reader who Jay really is and what Matilda means to him and that he is out for revenge. But the beauty of this book is in the superb execution.

And I love that Jay is an illusionist, and I loved the glimpses we got into his life. Different. Unique. Stand-out. (I’d still love to know how he pulled some of the illusions off though.)

I could waffle on forever but it would get boring, so I’m going to list what I liked most:

Jay
The beautiful writing
Jay
The well-developed plot that was masterfully woven
Jay
Consistent pacing
Jay
The romance
Jay
The hilarious witty banter
Jay
Great secondary characters
Jay

Ah, Jay, swoon. He is everything you could hope for in a book boyfriend and more. And the lengths he went to to seek vengeance on those who had wronged him and Matilda’s family! I cried with Matilda when she found out. And then he said he had loved her since he was a kid and I cried some more. Be still my beating heart.

Ha. Ha. I’m just picturing the scowl on my husband’s face when he reads this review. Sorry, hon. Please remember – he is only a FICTIONAL boyfriend and that’s totally not cheating.

All in all, this was a totally dreamy read. Can’t wait to devour the rest of the books in this series. I have to thank the lovely Dali for gifting me a copy of this book. You were right, Dali! You knew I would adore L.H. Cosway’s writing, and I do! Thanks for connecting me with another author I enjoy.

Review: Drawing Me In (Stewart Island #7) by Tracey Alvarez

Title: Drawing Me In
Author: Tracey Alvarez
Series: Stewart Island #7
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
DRAWING ME IN is the seventh story in Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Due South books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like Jill Shalvis, Marie Force, or Bella Andre, then you’ll enjoy diving into these heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone.

Meet Harley and Bree…

She’s drawn by his wild spirit…
Bree Findlow’s ordered world slides into chaos when the man who broke her heart arrives back in their small New Zealand home-town. But with years of avoidance tactics under her belt, she figures ignoring the sexy-as-sin artist whose touch colors her red hot, is a practical solution. Until her mother arrives with an announcement jeopardizing Bree’s livelihood, and her sister also shows up…along with the nine-year-old secret Bree has kept hidden from everyone. Especially the father of that secret.

He’s drawn by her quiet strength…
Harley Komeke is back in Oban to rest, regroup and hopefully re-find his missing muse. He also isn’t against rediscovering every inch of the icy-cool treat, Bree Findlow—after falling under her spell in what felt like a lifetime ago at Art College. His pursuit takes an unexpected turn when, hello, insta-fatherhood. Reeling from shock, Harley knows he should despise the woman who allowed her sister to informally adopt their son, but he can’t. Because Bree, more than anyone, understands that with his past, he never, ever wanted to risk having a wife and family.

They’re drawn to each other over and over…
Like the formidable tides that surge around Stewart Island, Bree and Harley can’t resist the heat generated between them. Push and pull, kiss and retreat, touch after breathless touch—until a moment’s recklessness has consequences neither can brush aside.

Passion won’t hold them together when past fears threaten to tear them apart.

My Review:
Another winner from Tracey Alvarez. Seriously, this woman can do no wrong in my eyes! I adore this beautiful little New Zealand island community that Tracey has created. All the characters are so well written, multi-layered, and complex, with their own unique personalities. The last two books in this series have introduced the Maori culture and traditions, and I’ve been fascinated learning about them. It adds a level of authenticity that is refreshing.

Harley is Ford’s illusive world-famous artist twin, who has been living in New York for the last ten years. He comes home to bury his birth mother and decides to hang around for a while. Part of the attraction is Bree. She was the only girl to ever claim a piece of his heart, and he has never forgotten her.

Bree has been in love with Harley since Art College, but it broke her heart when he moved to NY to further his career. Though she encouraged him to go, her whole world shattered when she discovered she was pregnant with his child. She didn’t tell him as he was always vehement about never having kids. Instead, her sister and her husband have raised Carter as their own.

Fate intervenes, bringing all parties together, and the big secret comes out, along with a new one.

This book really was an emotional rollercoaster read, and I have to applaud Tracey for the depth she brought to the plot and the characters. We are dealing with a difficult topic here, but Tracey handles it realistically and sensitively. Man, did I experience all the feels reading this one! I could really empathize with both mains, and I understood their viewpoints, even though they were on opposite spectrums. What I really loved about this story was the gradual development of both characters. It wasn’t rushed and it felt so credible as a result. If it hadn’t been written so well Harley’s transformation would have been very unbelievable.

The romance was of the on-and-off kind but there was no denying the scorching hot chemistry between Harley and Bree. They both fought an admirable fight, but finally withdrew from their shells and let each other in. It was sweet and steamy in equal measure.

I really really really really enjoy the family and friendship theme in this series – they are a close knit community who are always ready and willing to step up to the plate for one another. That closeness oozes out of the pages.

Listen, I could waffle on forever, but I won’t. Just go buy the book, or start the series already.

Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book for beta review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Review: His to Love (Fireside #1) by Stacey Lynn

Title: His to Love
Author: Stacey Lynn
Series: Fireside #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
In the explosive debut of Stacey Lynn’s irresistible Fireside series, a pair of estranged lovers are reunited by dangerous loyalties—and intoxicating desire.

Tyson Blackwell never saw it coming when his Mafia princess girlfriend dumped him and disappeared at the age of eighteen. He never forgot her, either, even after what happened next: the killing of his father, a Detroit PD officer, at the hands of one of her father’s men. Tyson swore revenge, and now, ten years later, the kid who dreamed of a pro football career is a hard-nosed FBI agent, back in town to take down the Galecki crime family once and for all. But Tyson’s mission gets complicated fast—because going undercover means seducing the only woman he’s ever loved.

Gabriella “Blue” Galecki has been in hiding for a decade. She finally comes home to spend time with her terminally ill mother, only to receive a blast from the past when she runs into Tyson. His brooding eyes and electrifying touch still send chills down her spine. But as heir to the family empire, Blue has been promised to another. Caught in a web of deception, she is tempted to pull the trigger on the boldest risk she’s ever taken: trusting Tyson with her life, her body, and her heart.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

My Review:
Superb. 4.5 Stars.

I really enjoyed this book although it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Blue and Tyson (Blackbird) were childhood sweethearts cruelly torn apart by lies and deception. Fast forward ten years and their paths are set to cross again. This time, ex-NFL up-and-coming star Tyson is now Agent Blackwell and he’s sent back to Detroit to investigate Blue’s Mafia father and his corrupt, illegal empire.

I love second chance romance and this one was superbly written. The chemistry between our couple was off the charts and I adored their natural banter. Even though they hadn’t seen each other since that fateful night ten years ago, it was obvious their love never died. They can barely stay away from one another so it doesn’t take much for them to reconnect. It’s not without its challenges, though. Her father wants to step down and has hopes that Blue will marry his mafioso successor. Ty is hiding his true persona and real agenda from the love of his life and the weight of it is a heavy burden.

What I enjoyed most about this story was the complexity of the main characters and the intensity of the emotional development. I felt everything they felt! Her heartache and pain when his betrayal is revealed, his inner turmoil at the thought of losing her again. The scene where her mother passed was extremely well written. Tears were pouring down my cheeks, it felt so real.

The romance is very much front and center stage which I didn’t mind because it was so beautifully written. However, I was expecting romantic suspense and it was very light on the suspense/mystery aspect of the story. It would have benefitted from stronger world building. It was only toward the end of the book that we got a proper look at the horrific criminal empire her father presided over, and saw Tyson in his professional capacity. I did also feel like the friends were kinda thrown into the story to set up the next few books and I would have liked more character development of the secondary characters.

The writing was great and I had no issues with pacing either.

If you go into this book as a contemporary romance you will adore it. It is deftly crafted and expertly executed with strong emotional development and sublime characterization. The romance is sizzling and you can’t help but root for our couple. All in all, a fantastic read.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review.