Audiobooks Kennedy Boys series

I am excited to announce that the Kennedy Boys books are now all available in audiobook format as well! I listed all the covers below with links to the relevant Amazon page. If you don’t have an Audible account yet, you can sign-up for a trial month and get 2 free audiobooks! I am also running an audiobook giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter.

Kennedy Boys Audiobooks





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One lucky winner will win a copy of all 5 Kennedy Boys audiobooks available so far. You need an Amazon.com or Audible.com account to claim your prize.
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Review: Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

Title: Gentleman Nine
Author: Penelope Ward
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Rom ance
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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.
When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

My Review:
Before reading:
OMG, I need this like I need oxygen. Literally dying to read this one – it sounds as if Pen wrote this book specifically for me. CANNOT WAIT. And I wish it was available to preorder because I want to devour it the instant it releases, lol.

After reading:
I floved this book, and I devoured it in one sitting. Channing is TO DIE FOR. Swoon city, seriously. He was an original, refreshing, well-developed character and it didn’t hurt that I kept imagining that cover model the whole way through. How hot is that guy? I want to blow up that cover, stick it on my wall, and just lick his face. Yum. Yum. (Seriously hope my husband doesn’t read this review.)

Amber was wonderful too, and the banter and chemistry between our couple was electric. I was so shipping them! Hard!

The pacing was perfect and the writing was sublime, as I’ve come to expect from Penelope.

I love a good friends-to-lovers romance, and throw in a bit of a love triangle, and I am completely sold. I had a feeling from the blurb that I was going to love this book, and I was right! I cannot fault a single thing. It was perfection on a page from start to finish.

In summary, this is another swoon-worthy, page-turning masterpiece from the wonderful Ms. Ward. I cannot recommend this book more highly!

Release Day: The Secret Heir


Today is the release day for The Secret Heir! The Secret Heir is the second book in my Alinthia series, an enthralling paranormal reverse harem romance, and I am so excited to share the next part of Alinthia and the boy’s journey with you. You can purchase a copy for only $2.99 right now, but the price is increasing to $3.99 in a few days, so don’t miss out, grab a copy while it’s discounted! You can also read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited. I’m running a special release week giveaway over on my Facebook page so make sure to stop by at some stage and join in the fun!

About the book

The Secret HeirThe Secret Heir (Alinthia #2)
by Siobhan Davis

Is it her destiny to save them … or destroy them?

Now that Tori finally understands who she is and what’s expected of her, she’s in full-on freak-out mode. How will she save the galaxy from General Arantu’s clutches when she can’t even control her powers?

Add that to the lack of retaliation by enemy alien forces, and everyone is on edge. Especially when they uncover evidence of a strange alien symbol with possible links to humans, and the mystery deepens, along with their frustration.

But that’s not the only thing keeping Tori awake at night.

Confused over the horrific vision she experienced the night of the Herassan attack, Tori is terrified of revealing details of her protectors’ supposed fate, so she says nothing. Keeping stuff hidden never ends well, and as evil forces conspire against Tori and her four protectors, secrets and lies threaten to destroy everything they hope to achieve. While Tori grows closer to Coop, Maddox, and Beck, Dane remains distant, creating more tension and jeopardizing their bond.

Then an unexpected newcomer arrives, casting suspicion over everything they believe they know.

When Tori finally figures out what’s going on, will she have time to warn the guys? Or is their fate already sealed?

The second book in the captivating Alinthia series is intended for readers aged seventeen and older. This is upper YA/NA crossover reverse harem paranormal romance which gets steamier as the series develops. This book ends with a cliffhanger and cannot be read as a standalone. 92,000 word full-length novel.

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Review: Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

Title: Sins of Sevin
Author: Penelope Ward
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new forbidden STANDALONE romance.

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can’t have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who’d been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I’d be moving into her family’s guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I’d accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem…especially since THE ONE wasn’t Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

**Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. Only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

My Review:
I don’t have the appropriate words to describe how unbelievably AMAZING this book is. I love Penelope Ward’s books, but this one just blew me away.

The sexual tension between Evangeline and Sevin is some of the best I’ve ever read, and I loved how all the characters played out. I could relate and empathize with all the parties and I loved how real they all were. Sevin is definitely going at the top of my book boyfriend list because he was just incredible. He fought his feelings for so long because he wanted to do the right thing, and, ultimately the decision he reached before the tragedy occurred was perfect and then it all fell apart, but he still did the right thing even though he was in so much pain. Even the few times where he was angry and lashed out couldn’t dent my love for him – it only made him more real. Evangeline made some poor choices and I was screaming at her for some of it, but it was still very credible given the circumstances and their young age.

I stayed up really late reading this one as I literally couldn’t put it down, but it was so worth it.

Absolutely breathtaking, hugely emotional, and without a doubt one of the best books Ms Ward has written to date. If you are a fan of her work and you haven’t read this one yet, I highly encourage you to pick up a copy – you won’t be disappointed.

Review: The Wedding Contract (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward

Title: The Wedding Contract
Author: H.M. Ward
Series: The Ferro Family
Rating: 3.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
A Stand Alone Ferro Novel by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

After I get the witch at the front desk to hand me my room key, I head for the shower. I was supposed to shoot my best friend’s wedding alone, and I couldn’t wait to escape New York and Nick Ferro.

Yeah, he’s beautiful, sexy, and completely charming, but he’s stealing my clients. He’s done so much damage that I’m going to be lucky if I can keep my studio open for a couple of weeks. This wedding means everything to me, and I refuse to let a spoiled brat with a shiny new MBA put me out of business. Screw that.
But then I find myself wearing nothing but a smile when the person I hate most walks through the hotel room door. Nick Ferro. Two adversaries, shooting one wedding and sharing one room for one week. What could possibly go wrong?

My Review:
Actual rating 3.5 stars.

I’ve heard a lot about this author so when I saw this book was on sale I grabbed a copy and was intrigued enough by the blurb to get stuck right in.

It was a decent read though I had some issues with inconsistent characterization (Yes, Deegan, I’m talking about you) and parts of the plot were nonsensical and wouldn’t hold up to scrutiny. The romance also didn’t really kick in until the last part of the book, so it was a little on the light side for me.

But I did enjoy it despite those issues! Honestly! I adored the love/hate theme, really enjoyed the author’s writing style, and some of the dialogue was hysterically funny and it had me shaking in bed. There are also some scenes that were downright cringeworthy, but, again, so funny to read.

This is marketed as a standalone, but I disagree. It left off in the middle of a scene and there was no sense of closure for our couple. Damn you, H.M. Ward, now I need to continue the series. As if I don’t have enough unread books already on my Kindle.

In summary, this was a great read if you overlook the minor irritations with plot and characterization. Superb writing and witty banter were the highlight for me.

Check out these awesome March releases

There are lots of awesome books being released this March, and I wanted to share a few with you today. Click on the cover to be taken to the Amazon page.

“They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed. ”

The Four Horsemen, romance, and fantasy all in one book?! I cannot wait to get stuck in, especially with all the glowing reviews it’s receiving so far.

“She thought magic didn’t exist. She was so, so wrong.

Raven Danvers is a typical college student… until she’s attacked by a demon on the night of her twenty-first birthday. Luckily, she’s saved by Noah—a mysterious, sexy wolf shifter who appears and disappears in the blink of an eye.”

I have read Michelle’s Elementals series and really enjoyed it, but I haven’t gotten around to her Dark World series’ yet; however, it’s definitely on my to-read list as it sounds amazing!

“Ryn Tyler finally found her home—and demons are out to destroy it.

After a lifetime of searching for where she belongs, Ryn knows it’s in Eagle Valley… but war threatens to take that all away. Attending an angels-only high school should help her master her magical abilities, but stopping the upcoming battle is more important.”

This is the second book in Alicia Rades Divine Fate series and I was immediately sold once I heard angels, demons, and magic! Have the first book locked and loaded on my Kindle and I look forward to diving into it soon.

“Can she find the strength to say goodbye?

Karina Lang hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. And who can blame her? Life hasn’t been easy the last few months, and it is only going to get rougher. As a royal Kitsune, Karina must gain nine tails in order to save a world she’s never seen.”

This sounds like a unique shifter series and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

“The battle was won, but the war isn’t over.

He is Tatum.

But he has never felt more helpless in his life. ”

I have heard so many amazing things about Kelly’s Tainted Accords series, and it’s definitely on my TBR list. This month she released a novella that takes place after the events of the main series. I love novellas that offer additional insight to secondary/side characters, as it adds so much depth to the series.

And don’t miss my book The Secret Heir, which is releasing on 31 March! Available to preorder now.

Review: The Prophecy (Titan #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: The Prophecy
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan #4
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Blurb:
History is on repeat…

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that’s standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them — without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him — everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best — and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled….

My Review:
SO AMAZING but I’m heartbroken. I NEED MORE.

What an amazing end to an incredible series. It felt like I was waiting for this book forever but it was definitely worth the wait. I tried so hard to savor it but it sucked me in instantly and I struggled to put it down. I bawled like a baby at the 80% mark. Like serious ugly crying, which was ridiculous because I trust JLA and I knew she wouldn’t let me down. The end was so perfect and I cried again, but it was happy tears this time. I’m so sad this series is over. I love Covenant and Titan and I’m hopeful there will be more as the possibilities are endless. I could happily continue reading about these characters and this world for eternity. I am a massive fan of this author’s work but these two series are my favorite (and I don’t say that lightly because she has written so many amazing books/series.) I’m not ready to say goodbye to Seth, Josie, Alex, Aiden, and co yet so I’ve started binge re-reading both series from the very start. I cannot recommend this book or this series more highly. Well done, Jennifer, another absolute triumph.

Review: Shut Out (Bayard Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson

Title: Shut Out
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Series: Bayard Hockey #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes the first novel of a new hockey romance series featuring a college team whose players are heating things up both on and off the ice.

The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?

Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.

My Review:
Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson could easily be mistaken for another entertaining sweet and sexy romance, but to categorize it purely as such would be wilful ignorance of the powerful social message it delivers.

Jacob and Skylar meet at a time when both are at a crossroads in their lives. Skylar is barely keeping one foot in front of the other after the death of one of her best friends, and struggling to maintain pace with her uber-successful older sister. Jacob has been forced to move countries and enroll in college in order to continue to have a shot at a pro-hockey career. Determined to stick on the straight and narrow, he finds his resolve quickly crumbling once he meets Sky.

Initially, their relationship is one of mutual convenience, but they can’t deny their feelings for one another and the lines between what’s fake and what’s real become blurred.

The romance and sex scenes were well-written and I totally ship our couple. Because they are both battling such heavy, complex demons, they inevitably lose their way at one point. I love these type of angsty stories so this book was right up my alley.

I loved Jacob’s group of friends, less so Skylar’s. I always enjoy NA that’s set in uni with a sports theme and the worldbuilding was great.

The plot is predictable enough, but it doesn’t matter because this book has a lot going for it.

Both Jacob and Skylar have been impacted by rape. While Jacob is guilty of walking away without considering the consequences for all those involved, Skylar’s experience has been more personal. Through their interactions and the amazing training programme that Skylar part-delivers, Jacob begins to reflect on how he could have acted differently. It changes him and we see concrete evidence of that in later scenes. While this is a heavy and sensitive subject matter it is dealt with in an exemplary fashion, and in a way that doesn’t overshadow the rest of the plot. This element was superbly executed in my opinion, and I love that Kelly explored how training, education, and support can help all the victims of rape. This plot line wasn’t sensationalized or glossed over – it was very appropriately handled and I applaud the author for that.

I really enjoyed Kelly’s writing style and it flowed effortlessly.

All in all, this was a great read and a great introduction to this author. I look forward to checking out more of her work and more in this series.

Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Elude (Eagle Elite #6) by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Elude
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite #6
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
This book is the sixth book in the internationally bestselling Eagle Elite Series. It’s an interconnected stand alone novel with no cliffhanger.

Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married–I offered to shoot her.
Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.
Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.
One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.
But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.

I’d only use my gun to protect her.
I’d give my life for hers.
I’d cry.
And I would, most definitely, lose myself, to a dying girl—a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.

I always believed the mafia would be my end game–poisoning my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.

Or the beginning of something beautiful.

The beginning of her.

The end of us.

My Review:
Oh my God. I am in pieces after reading that. Heart shattered. Seriously good. Complex and emotional. Really had me torn at times because I deplore the violence and the lifestyle but it was hard not to fall for Serg and not to root for him and Andi. And even though it’s obvious that it is leading to a certain point it still knocked the air out of my lungs. I was sobbing on my bed for at least ten minutes. Gotta love when an author can make you feel that deeply.

It’s worth pointing out that I haven’t read the other books in this series and this can be read as a standalone even if there were a few parts that confused me. Am dying to read the earlier books now though as all the characters are great.

Another amazing read from RVD – this is definitely a series worth checking out.

I picked up a copy of this book free on Amazon recently.

Review: It’s a Fugly Life (Fugly #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: It’s a Fugly Life
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Fugly #2
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes a new standalone Contemporary Romance.

HE’S PERFECT FOR HER IN EVERY WAY, EXCEPT FOR ONE SMALL ISSUE. HE’S TOO LATE.

My name is Lily Snow. And I was once the kind of ugly that turned heads and made people stare. The worst part was how I let it ruin my life and destroy my relationship with the love of my life: Maxwell Cole, one of the sexiest, wealthiest, enigmatic men on the planet. All because I felt ugly and certainly not good enough for a man’s love.
But not anymore.

One car wreck, three reconstructive surgeries, and some unexpected money have changed my life.

I’ve started my own company, I’ve finally learned to like myself—not love, but like (hey, it’s a journey)—and I’ve met a wonderful new man who’s helped me put Max in the past where he belongs.

There’s only one problem: after six long months, Maxwell Cole is back, asking for the one thing I can’t give him. And he’s not taking no for an answer.

My Review:
It’s a Fugly Life picks up six months after Lily and Max’s breakup and we find our heroine in quite a different place.

Lily has tried to move on – she has a new man in her life and a new business venture and she’s convinced herself she is happy. But she isn’t. Really, she’s settling and trying so hard to fit into her new skin and she’s a lost little puppy. The Lily we meet here is but a shell of her former self, and at times it was hard to watch as she hit that self-destruct button over and over again.

More than anything, this book is about self-acceptance and discovering who you are and what you aspire to achieve in life.

Lily thinks she has it all figured out but she’s cowering behind an imaginary wall and failing to face reality. Until Max makes a reappearance and she is forced to confront her demons head-on. Max is Lily’s past and her Italian-stallion actor lover is her future. Or so she tries to tell herself over and over again. It was downright painful to watch Lily push Max away but it was all part of her learning curve. I felt her uncertainty and her self-doubt and I hated how this strong, intelligent woman made stupid mistake after stupid mistake.

The pivotal scene toward the end was fantastic because it showed how far Lily had traveled – how she had won the battle with her crippling self-doubt to emerge as someone who knew she was worthy of love and devotion.

Patricio is an ass. There, I’ve said it. How on earth Lily could’ve fallen for him is beyond me. I saw nothing of the man she described at the outset, and I was scratching my head wondering how a woman like Lily could be so blinkered.

Max was AMAZING in this book. Yes, he’s still a jerk and all his hot-headed fights with Patricio were totally immature, but he never stopped loving Lily and he was always there for her. When I found out everything he had done for her, I swooned big style.

The writing was great again, and even though it wasn’t quite as funny as the first book it still had plenty of humorous moments.

In summary, this was another great read from Mimi Jean and I’d highly recommend this series to readers who enjoy well-written, emotionally complex romance with heart.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All views expressed are my own.