Review: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas

Title: Just a Girl
Author: Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
In this pitch-perfect novel from the author of When Joss Met Matt (“One of those books that make you forget everything around you.”—Sophie Jordan), a rock ’n’ roll diva must choose between her career and her heart.

After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.

Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love . . . or rock stardom.

My Review:
I adore books set within the music industry, and I read another one of Ellie’s books recently (Call Me Maybe) which I enjoyed, so I jumped at the chance to read her latest release.

Just a Girl is a mostly-sweet read about finding your true path in life and marrying personal and professional commitments. We meet Presley as she’s being dumped by Luminous 6, the band she co-founded with her boyfriend Brendan. Presley’s star shines bright and they are clearly jealous. She’s distraught and at a loss what to do with herself so she says goodbye to LA and heads home to live with Mom and Dad again.

Presley’s parents are famous musicians in their own right and they run an iconic music emporium in town. After a period of moping, she is cajoled into returning to the store and there she bumps into Paul. Paul is one of the guitar teachers and they are instantly attracted to one another.

I adored the romance between our couple and though it moved quite quickly it was realistic. Paul is a refreshingly different male lead, and I enjoyed how he was written. Paul suffers from crippling performance anxiety, and I really felt for him. He has tried various methods to overcome it but it still devastates him. This is a sensitive subject, and to give this trait to the leading male could have been risky. But Ellie carries it off with aplomb. I never felt that Paul was weak or anything less than strong and swoon-worthy, and if anything it endeared me to him more.

Presley is a great character. She has her flaws but she is also a fun, kooky sort and she was the perfect complement to Paul.

I loved the way this book was written with playlists and twitter threads. It really fit the world and the style of writing and it added an extra special dimension. All the secondary characters were great too and the plot moved along at a great pace.

At times, it lacked a little emotional depth, and I hated the decision Presley made toward the end. I also felt the last few chapters were rushed and a little abrupt.

But overall this was a great read. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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

Review: Last Kiss (First and Last #2) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Last Kiss
Author: Laurelin Paige
Series: First and Last #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE FILLED WITH DARK DESIRES AND DANGEROUS SECRETS…

Emily Wayborn has made a decision.

She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets and as she continues her quest for answers someone is making sure she doesn’t find them.

Time is running out and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart…or at all.

My Review:
A Dark, Dangerous, Seductive Tale of Love, Lust, Betrayal, Manipulation, and Obsessive Control. Not for the faint-hearted!

Laurelin Paige is one of my favorite authors and I have yet to find a book she has written that I don’t obsessively love. I adored First Touch, the first book in this series, and I thought I’d die after that cliffhanger ending – it was seriously good. I was delighted, therefore, to receive a copy of this book to review and even though I have a list of other ARCs and review books to read, I couldn’t resist getting stuck straight in.

However, I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book. From a literary perspective, it is an absolute triumph, a masterful, skillfully-woven piece of fiction that has been expertly crafted to the very minutest detail. Seriously well done, Ms. Paige. I think this may be your best yet – and I don’t say that lightly because I have adored every book in your Fixed and Found series.

But I have to admit to absolutely hating reading this at times. This is going to sound contradictory because I did love it too, but it’s because the characters are so real that I really grew to hate and love them in equal measures. Not only has the author buried her way into these characters heads, she has consumed them completely, body, heart, mind and soul. So much so that they felt abnormally real to me. Reeve, Amber, and Emily are some of the most complex characters I have ever read about. I am in awe of Laurelin’s ability to bring these flawed characters to life with so much depth and substance. I can only imagine how stressful it must have been to write this at times, but let me say that the execution was absolutely flawless.

God, this is probably going to come across like a whacko review but my mind is blown apart after reading Last Kiss.

The sex scenes are depraved but hot and the chemistry between Emily and Reeve is explosive. Have a fan by your bed girls!

The plot is decent and moves along at a steady pace. The writing flows beautifully. But it is the characterization that makes this book stand out from the crowd.

There were times when I had to put my Kindle down as I was in so much inner turmoil. Seriously, my insides were twisted into knots reading this, and my anxiety levels were off the charts. I screamed at Emily to stop being such a bloody doormat. I screamed at Reeve to stop playing so many games. I hated Amber with an intensity that is most unlike me. The only sense of relief I felt was at the very end (no spoilers here – read it and you’ll see what I mean.) Does it make me sick and depraved that I actually cheered at that part?!

This book touches on deep-seated issues like child abuse, dysfunctional relationships, sexual abuse and depravity, and emotional and physical torture. It was tough going at times, but ultimately the message is positive in the end.

I’m still reeling and I know this book is going to stay with me for a long time to come. That Ms. Paige can get into MY head in such a manner demonstrates how amazingly talented she is. I cannot wait to read what she releases next.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. If this review is all over the place you can blame the author for doing such a stellar job of messing with my head. Lol.

Highly recommended to fans of well-written erotic romantic suspense.

Review: Jackson’s Trust (Fourth Down #1) by Violet Duke

Title: Jackson’s Trust
Author: Violet Duke
Series: Fourth Down #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.

It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.

My Review:
Jackson’s Trust was my first book by Violet Duke though I doubt it will be the last. It was in equal parts funny and sad, heart warming and heart wrenching, swoon worthy and angsty. The chemistry between Leila and Jackson was off the charts, and I really felt their connection. I loved the immediate connection that progressed into a genuine mutually supportive friendship that then developed into a steamy sexual relationship.

The writing was fantastic and characterisation was superb. I loved both mains, and they were well developed, and there was an interesting mix of side characters. Jackson’s friends were a riot and I expect future books to focus on their stories – I, for one, am definitely interested in learning more about them.

The plot was a little predictable at times but there were enough unexpected twists and turns to balance it out. I thought the pacing was a little off in the first half of the book and I did find myself skimming a few parts, but the second half of the book more than made up for it.

Overall, this was a great, fun, quick read. Highly recommended.

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

Review: Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas

Title: Call Me, Maybe
Author: Ellie Cahill and Liz Czukas
Series: standalone
Rating: 3.75 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.

Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go that easy. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.

My Review:
This was a great, lighthearted read and just what I needed after a few ‘heavy’ reads.

Clementine is floundering under the weight of expectation from her uber-rich grandparents. Having recently graduated, she is under pressure to start a career, like her determined, successful siblings. Her grandparents are keen to find a suitable home for her in one of their many businesses. Thing is, Clementine’s only real passion is books and blogging, yet she’s kept that a secret from her family for years.

Due to a mix-up at the airport, she ends up with journalist Justin’s phone and they quickly begin a flirtation that grows into something more serious. I loved the romance in this story and the way it started over the phone. I thought that was original and refreshing. I couldn’t wait for them to meet up! When they did they fall pretty quickly for one another.

Clementine makes some stupid mistakes, concealing important things from Justin, and you know which way it’s going to go. For me, the second half of the book was less enjoyable and way too predictable. The conflict surrounding Marie was there purely as a plot device and it was weak and not believable. The conflict over her identity, I bought into, as that was credible.

Clementine is a little weak at times and I wish she had more backbone, especially when Justin was so honest with her. Justin was a great leading man, and definitely swoon-worthy.

The ending was very abrupt and I don’t feel like I have closure.

This book is well-written, and I liked the author’s writing style. The pacing is consistent, in the main. I enjoyed it a lot despite the above issues. If you enjoy lighthearted contemporary romance then you will love this book.

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

Review: It Started With A Snub by B.R. Maycock

Title: It Started With A Snub
Author: B.R. Maycock
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Chick lit/ Romantic Comedy
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Blurb:
Heather Green is a fun loving, happy go lucky, twenty-six year old who has remained upright and beaming despite a few wobbles in life. She wears her heart on her sleeve and pins on her thoughts for good measure.

We meet Heather as she moves out of her family home to share with four guys, much to the dismay of her long suffering (by his own admission!) boyfriend Graham. We follow her housemates and watch their sometimes funny, sometimes-fraught relationships as they go about their daily lives.

Join Heather as she navigates the simple things in life, her inability to remember the code for the house alarm, odd driving habits, general musings on chick flicks, casualties in cooking, as well as her attempts to talk down the “mad farmer with the gun.” Experience comedy and drama as we get to know her family and housemates, and, as an unexpected event finally takes her down, learn what happens when the last people you expected to turn to are actually the ones you need the most.

My Review:
I’m not a big fan of chick-lit so I wasn’t sure whether this would be my type of read. Thankfully, it was. It was a fun, easy read, and one I really enjoyed. I was deliberately looking to read some lighthearted books after a few emotionally-heavy reads, and this book hit the spot perfectly.

Heather is a likeable MC, despite obvious flaws, and she had me in fits of laughter at the twists and turns in her life. Heather lives in a house with a bunch of blokes so who wouldn’t enjoy a setting like that! Graham is a total douche canoe but I understood him better as the story went on. Both of them are on a journey to self-discovery, and where it could have been very predictable, it took a turn I wasn’t expecting. Kudos to the author for that.

I loved the drama and the angst and the family connection. I always love stories that have a strong family and friends theme and this book delivered in that regard.

I also like the Irish setting, phrases, mannerisms etc. I don’t read many books set in Ireland so this was a nice change.

For me, the thing that stood out the most with this book was the great cast of characters and how well developed they were. It was also very humorous and littered with witty dialogue.

I would recommend this book if you enjoy light-hearted rom-com/chick lit.

Review: Witch’s Pyre (Worldwalker #3) by Josephine Angelini

Title: Witch’s Pyre
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Worldwalker #3
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Fantasy
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Blurb:
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know.

Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers―to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian’s side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.

My Review:
The third and final installment in the Worldwalker trilogy ends with an explosive bang, and I’m left feeling bereft and in dire need of another Lily and Rowan fix. What a truly amazing, imaginative series. If you are a fan of Josephine’s Starcrossed series and you haven’t picked this one up yet, you need to right now! In my opinion, this series is more original and better written than Starcrossed (and I loved that series, too. Lucas. Yum.)

I’ve been blown away by the world building and creativity of this series. It has been carefully plotted and expertly executed, and although the plot is complex, it has been skillfully built and interwoven alongside the romance, so it never felt difficult to grasp. The alternate realms and the witches jumping between dimensions are well described and I was never confused over anything that happened.

Characterization is strong and Lily, in particular, is a fantastic character. She has grown so much from the first book while remaining true to herself. She is a true role model, and someone young girls can look up to. And she does all this without being a badass ninja. She uses her intellect to strategize and compassion underlines every decision she makes.

I was devastated at the turn of events at the end of the last book and was secretly hoping that all wasn’t as it appeared to be. It wasn’t, just not in the way I imagined. Lily is hurting, and when Rowan makes a reappearance she wants nothing to do with him, which was completely understandable. But I didn’t understand how they never spoke about what happened. How she never questioned him over his apparent betrayal until the very end. Lily has never struck me as the type to bury her head in the sand, but she did here. To be fair, they were fighting to save the world, so I let it pass.

It’s obvious that Rowan still really loves her and he never stops protecting her so it was hard to stay mad at him. I’ve been crazy about Rowan since book one and that didn’t waver here. He is definitely being added to my book boyfriend list.

The reason this is a 4-star review and not a 5-star one is mainly because the romance was virtually non-existent, and anyone that has read my own books or reads my reviews will know that I need my injection of romance to really connect with a book. I understand and accept that it wouldn’t have made sense for them to reconcile in the first part of the book because there were justifiable reasons why they were apart, but they only got back together at the 94% mark, and then we saw nothing of them together as a couple and that really teed me off. I hate when authors wait until the very end to resolve a love conflict and then finish the book without giving any real sense of relationship closure.

That brings me nicely to the other reason I didn’t rate this 5-star. The ending is explosive and it’s been building up to this epic battle the entire book, and those scenes were amazing. Then it ends and we have the weirdest epilogue ever. Going back to Reba and Miller? What the heck? What happened to the thirteen cities, the Outlanders, the Woven, how did Lily and Rowan get their relationship back on track? What does the new world look like? I feel like it was missing a chapter or two at the end which is needed to bring proper closure. I’m left feeling like things are still hanging (even though the main conflict has been resolved.)

But overall, this was a great finish to an incredible series. It’s definitely going to be one of those series that I re-read, and one I will recommend to my own readers.

Review: Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Cheater
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Curious Liaisons #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

My Review:
No one does romantic comedy quite like Rachel Van Dyken, and this was another hugely entertaining read that I had a very hard time putting down. Rachel doesn’t fail to deliver, every time, cementing her status as one of my fav authors.

Lucas was engaged to Avery’s sister but due to events the night before the wedding everything is canceled and he’s branded a cheater. Fast forward a few years and he’s the ultimate man-whore with a shagging schedule for every day of the week (except Sunday which he reserves for his family.) Honestly, I found it very difficult to like him at the start even though I was chuckling to myself at the ridiculous (but believable) set-up he had going on. However, by the end of this book I had fallen in love with him along with Avery and that is true author skill.

Avery has grown up with Lucas. He was going out with her sister from the time they were teens and he was the big brother she never had. Until she turned seventeen and her feelings changed. Then all hell broke loose before the wedding and she hasn’t seen him since. Cue the current day and she’s in a bit of a pickle and she ends up working as his assistant. Abuse is hurled, sparks fly, and, gradually, bit by bit they start falling for one another.

Although I started out not liking Lucas his character most certainly grew on me. Avery is a very funny character and some of the scenes had me laughing hysterically with tears rolling down my face. When they finally get it on, it’s very steamy and those scenes were so well written.

The plot’s a little predictable in parts but in the main the story is well told and it flows perfectly.

If you enjoy romantic comedy or you’re already a fan of the wonderful Ms. Van Dyken then you’ll love this book. I’m so looking forward to the next book in this series.

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

Review: Chaos (The Four Horsemen #5) by L.J. Swallow

Title: Chaos
Author: L.J. Swallow
Series: The Four Horsemen #5
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Blurb:
Questions will be answered. Trust will be rebuilt. And the true threat to the world will be revealed.

The threat to the Four Horsemen and the world continues, but now they have solid leads and are closer to uncovering who is behind the attacks. Vee and the Four become closer as barriers fall and trust grows, yet one person remains worried about what will happen if Vee reaches full power.

An opportunity to regain Portia’s trust, some help from a supernatural mercenary, and an investigation into the Myriad Foundation reveal more answers about the chaos surrounding them.

Suddenly, everything slots into place but the big picture isn’t what they expected. What will happen if the only way forward for the Horsemen is an alliance with their enemies?

The Four Horsemen: Chaos is book five in the series. The other books in this series must be read first.

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The series contains strong language, steamy scenes, a kickass heroine and four guys who’ll do anything for the girl who’s the centre of their world.

My Review:
Another amazing book in this enchanting series. I honestly can’t get enough of Vee and her pony boys. Lisa has executed the perfect balance, moving the plot along at a steady, consistent pace while also giving the right amount of focus to development of the relationships. Plenty of heart-pounding moments and sexy times. Love, loved it. I never want this series to end. I’m completely addicted. One of the best reverse harem series out there right now, in my opinion.

Review: Wicked Rules (Wicked Bay #2) by L.A. Cotton

Title: Wicked Rules
Author: L.A. Cotton
Series: Wicked Bay #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From the author who brought you the Chastity Falls series, comes the second book in the Wicked Bay series…

Lo Stone should be used to change by now. It’s been her life for the last year, but how much can a girl take before the cracks begin to show? She knew being with Maverick wouldn’t be easy, but she didn’t anticipate her life in Wicked Bay becoming a game of deceit and lies.

Maverick Prince risked everything for Lo, but it was worth it to see her smile. Only now he’s painted a target on her back and he refuses to let that happen. The only way to protect her is to do what Prince’s do best—play the game and stick to the rules.

Even if some rules are made to be broken.

My Review:
Wicked Rules is the much-anticipated second installment in the Wicked Bay series by L.A. Cotton and one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. I’m pleased to report that Lianne doesn’t disappoint, and it was a superb addition to what is already a very engrossing series. Prepare to swoon, laugh, cry, feel blood-boiling rage, gasp in shock, and cling to precious hope as you devour the pages.

I read this book in less than twenty-four hours and it sucked me in from the first beautiful word until the last suspense-filled one.

Maverick and Lo are finally a couple but thanks to a plethora of enemies, they are forced to keep their love a secret, and the burden starts to take a toll. There is no denying the chemistry and the love between these two, and I loved all the romantic and sexy times, and there were plenty of them to sate my appetite.

The second half of this book cranked the angst-ometer sky high and I was literally chewing on my nails reading it. I wanted to transport myself into my Kindle and throttle a few people, and I was on the edge of my seat as I gobbled up the pages. Some battles are won, but fresh ones loom in the horizon and I can’t wait to see where Lianne takes the story next. Roll on March!

In summary, Wicked Rules satisfied my angst-loving, drama-loving heart to the max. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this well-written series. If you are a fan of addictive, edgy YA/NA crossover romance, you will LOVE this book and this series. Highly recommended.

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary advance copy of this book.

Review: Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander


Today I am reviewing Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander! It’s the latest book in her Maxwell series.

Title: Dare to Breathe
Author: S.B. Alexander
Series: Maxwell #6
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Eternal love is worth waiting for.

Since Lacey Robinson trekked off to college four years ago, Kade Maxwell has worried non-stop that her blackouts and panic attacks would destroy her independence. But with her graduation on the horizon, he begins to relax, knowing she’ll soon be back in his arms. He’s excited to do the one thing he’s been longing to do—propose. But when he surprises her the day before graduation, he may be walking away instead.

Lacey was practically born with a baseball in one hand and a mitt on the other. The only time she hasn’t played was after the death of her mom and sister. The uphill climb to get back to pitching was painful, and if it weren’t for Kade, she might not have made it. Now, a major league team is interested in her, but she knows that her sexy bad boy wants to get married.

Fate is throwing curveballs at Kade and Lacey. Will they be brave enough to swing for love’s homerun?

This is the final installment of Kade and Lacey’s story. It’s highly recommended that Dare to Kiss and Dare to Dream be read before reading Dare to Breathe.

Intended for audiences 18+ Strong language and sexual content.

My Review:
The Maxwell series is one of my all-time fave series, and while I’ve enjoyed all the boys’ books, I have a special place in my heart for Kade Maxwell because he was the first Maxwell I fell in love with, and the man who most deserved a happy ever after.

Lacey and Kade have already been through their fair share of ups and downs, but fate hasn’t finished with them yet. They are dealt a number of curveballs in this book, and there are moments when you wonder if they will make it through.

One of the things I especially loved is how much of a solid team they are. The love between them just oozes off the pages and it was just so perfect and so swoony. Kade is still fiercely protective of Lacey but she is there for him when he most needs her, and it warmed my heart.

I loved seeing snippets of the other couples, the kids, and the parents, and I loved how beautifully Susan wrapped it up at the end. I’m so sad to say goodbye to these characters, but I’m really looking forward to the new series featuring Dillon Hart, and I can’t wait to see what else Susan has in store for us.

I ADORED this beautiful ending to Kade and Lacey’s love story, and if you are a fan of this series you won’t be disappointed. Simply stunning. An absolute must-read. And if you haven’t sampled this series yet – why the heck not? If you enjoy well-written new adult romance with well-developed characters, sizzling hot chemistry, and twisty plots, then this is the series for you!

I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the author which I am voluntarily reviewing.

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S.B. AlexanderAbout the Author:
S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart, and are filled with romance, drama, action and suspense. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to read. Some of her favorite authors growing up were Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. She stills enjoy reading Stephen King. In fact, she loves most genres, although in the past three years she has gravitated toward the romance genre, which is when she started her journey to write her first book. Her motto: write what you love to read.

Aside from writing, she’s a huge sports fan, in particular, baseball. Since she hails from New England, she is a diehard Red Sox fan. She’s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, loves white powdered donuts, and handbags. Her husband calls her the bag lady. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends and family.

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