New Release+ 5 Star Review: Just One Year by Penelope Ward

 

JUST ONE YEAR IS LIVE!

 

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

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Just One Year

By Penelope Ward

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SYNOPSIS

The beginning of my sophomore year in college was off to a rough start.

On the first day of orientation, I had an altercation with an infuriating British dude in a campus bathroom.

(The ladies’ room was out of order. So, I used the men’s room. Don’t judge.)

I got home later that night and realized that the foreign student we were expecting to rent a room in my parents’ house was allergic to our cat.

So, the spare room went to someone else: Caleb—the British guy from the men’s room.

And so it began…my love-hate story with Caleb Yates. Or was it hate-love in that order?

 

The guy knew how to push every one of my buttons.

Sometimes I’d email him to express my aggravation and disdain.

He’d actually rewrite my own words and send them back to me.

That was the type of infuriating person Caleb was.

So frustrating.

And…

Sometimes incredibly funny and endearingly sweet.

And hot.

 

He eventually grew on me, and Caleb soon became one of my best friends that year.

Too bad he was headed back to England soon, so nothing could happen between us—for so many reasons.

I definitely couldn’t fall in love with him, especially since all we had was just one year.

 

the day he came back

 

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5Star

Michel’s Review

Once again Penelope Ward has captured my heart with another outstanding novel. Her latest release, Just One Year , demonstrates the power of love and how it changes lives with one simple smile,  one curious glance, or one innocent touch. A heartbeat can change instantly and belong to another from that point forward.

Caleb Yates and Teagan Carroll’s hearts were forever changed when they accidentally met in a smelly mens bathroom. Fate had stepped in and demanded their attention. Caleb became the new foreign exchange student to live with Teagan’s family. Learning to live together is one thing, learning to love one another was natural, and letting go after one year seemed impossible. Caleb and Teagan learned new life lessons and how to follow their hearts. They learn to trust themselves, forgive their families, and open their hearts to new beginnings. Together they could face anything and take on the world.

I absolutely loved this book because it was more than a college romance that expanded geographical boundaries. It was a story of family, heartbreak, forgiveness, and acceptance. It showcased every aspect of love and how important it is to one’s well being. Penelope Ward delivered a phenomenal story with her latest release Just One Year!

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BIO:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

 

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Release Blitz + 5 Star Review: Bastard Bachelor Society by Sara Ney – The Bachelors Club Series – Book 1

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Bastard Bachelor Society
The Bachelors Club – Book 1
By Sara Ney
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What is the Bastard Bachelor Society?
 
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have.
 
Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
 
We’re ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually 
 
We’re so committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes.
 
Laugh it up, but I’m no loser. 
 
Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and Sexy AF pencil skirts. She’s kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can’t get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would for Abbott. 
 
Let’s face facts: I’m a bastard, unwilling to settle down. 
 
Especially when there’s a bet to win.
 
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Michel’s Review
Sara Ney has a brand new series that is going to capture the readers complete attention just like her Douche Bag Series and Jock Hard Series.  Although she’s stepped off campus and out the frat house, her leading men still have a lot to learn about women, love, and relationships. They may have graduated from college but still are holding onto some of their frat house mentality until they meet the right kind of woman to change their way of thinking. Bastard Bachelor Society is the first book in this sassy, saucy, fun loving, and super sexy series.  Brooks Bennett didm’t see this coming. He barely got to break in that blue velvet smoking jacket and cuban cigar.
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Bachelor Bastard Society is written from multiple POV’s including the precious Pussy of Terror, Desdemona.  Brooks Bennett doesn’t know what hits him when Abbott Margolis and the Pussy of Terror sink their charming claws into him with promises of good food, great company, a fantastic Nan that knows how to give the right gifts, and hopefully great sex. When Brooks realizes what’s at stake, he’s all in even if he has to give up his baseball season tickets, a four wheeler that he was going to buy property for, and a vacation time share home in Myrtle Beach. Sometimes a guy just has to know when to surrender. Sacrifice will bring him greater rewards. It will bring him love.
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One bachelor down, two more to go. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
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Sara Ney has once again delivered a fun, heartwarming romance that makes me tingle all over!
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Meet the Sara Ney

sara neySara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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New Release … 2020 Favorite… 5+ Star Review: Fighting For Rain by BB Easton – The Rain Trilogy – Book 2

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“This is a series I urge every single person to read. It’s so unique and artistic and has me hanging off of every word.”
– Amo Jones, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Fighting for Rain, the second installment in The Rain Trilogy everyone’s raving about from BB Easton, is out now!

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The world was supposed to end on April 23, but Rainbow Williams’s world ended days before that.

The mass hysteria caused by the impending apocalypse claimed everything she’d ever loved. Her family. Her city. Her will to live.

Until she met him.

Wes Parker didn’t have anything left for the apocalypse to take…he’d already lost it all by the time he was nine-years-old. His family. His home. His hope of ever being loved.

Until he met her.

Brought together by fate and bound by a love that would last lifetimes, Rain and Wes were prepared to die together on April 23.

They were not prepared for what would happen on April 24

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“Did I pass?” Rain asks as I stop at the bottom of the tree house ladder to give her a hand up.

“I think I’m the one who passed.” I give her a swat on the ass as she heads up and chuckle when she yelps in surprise. “I know your song.”

“Oh, really?”

When I climb in behind her, Rain is sitting, facing me with her arms folded over her chest.

For a guy who has nothing to prove, I fucking love proving myself to this girl.

I sit with my back against the plywood wall and strum something softer and slower and definitely sadder than anything I’ve played for her before. I’m afraid it might be too much, considering how far she’s come today, but fuck it. It’s the truth, and right now, the truth—and this guitar—is all I got.

“I think you might be a Paramore girl.”

The simple, soulful melody is synchronized with every beat of my own bleeding heart as I open my mouth and sing the first line.

About a girl watching her daddy cry.

Rain clutches the blanket to her chest and listens as I tell her the story of a woman who’s afraid to get hurt after watching her parents break each other’s hearts. She tries to protect herself. She tries to avoid the pain of being left. But when she finally falls in love, she realizes that it’s worth the risk.

I hope she’s fucking right.

I can’t really see Rain’s expression in the dark, but as I let the final note fade out, I know I’m going to find tears before I even reach for her face.

“How did you do that?” She sniffles, and when she leans into my touch, I know I got her.

I shrug. “When you’re in the system, you get good at figuring people out.”

She inhales deeply and sighs. “So, what’s the name of my new favorite song?”

I place the guitar in the corner and crawl over to her. Laying her down, I take the wadded-up blanket out of her arms and set it behind her head like a pillow. “‘The Only Exception.’”

Gazing down at her, I know now that that’s exactly what she is for me. The only exception to all of my rules.

No getting attached.

Leave before you get left.

Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.

Survival above all else.

Now, they’ve all been crossed out with a giant X, and next to them, in murderous block letters, are the words Protect Rainbow Williams. That’s all I fucking care about now. Keeping her safe. Keeping her—period.

“Wes?” she asks, her voice small and shaky as she slides her fingers into my hair and pushes it away from my face. “Will you still be here when I wake up?”

Bracing myself on my forearms, I lower myself onto her soft, warm body and press my lips to hers. Blood explodes through my veins on contact, but I don’t move. I hold that kiss until I feel her relax beneath me. Until I know she’ll believe me when I finally promise, “Forever.”

Satisfied, Rain pulls my face back down to hers and kisses me like forever might actually exist. Slowly. Sweetly. Without the ticking clock of April 23 looming over our heads. Without blood on our hands or ash in our hair. Without wonder or worry about how it will end. Because we started at the fucking end.

Now, we get to begin.

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5+Star

Michel’s Review

2020 Favorite

Fighting For Rain and Dying For Rain by BB Easton are my most anticipated novels of 2020. After reading Praying For Rain I could not wait to see what happened on April 23rd to Wes and Rain.

April 23rd has come and gone. They survived but what exactly did they survive? What happens on April 24th and everyday after that. What has become of the world they knew and the new world emerging? The only thing they thought they could depend on was each other but that is another fallacy that is proving to be a lie.

The only truth is the survival instinct has only begun. The world has changed and everyone has choices to make. Some will become leaders, some will become saviors, some will become liars, some will righteous, some will become repulsive, and some will become recluses. Society has broken down and the new world emerging may not be worth surviving for. Dying may be the only option.

I hung on every word and was completely shocked by the direction this trilogy has taken. It is unpredictable, hair raising, adventurous, and philosophical as well as being a red hot romance. Who ever thought the end of the world would be so sexy? Who ever thought the world would end and humanity would be redefined?

BB Easton has my complete attention and my calculated anticipation. I cannot wait for Dying For Rain , the final book in the trilogy to release.

I can easily see this trilogy being made into a major motion picture! Well done BB Easton!

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BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about that.

Praying for Rain is BB’s first full-length work of fiction. The idea, fittingly, came to her in a dream.

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Release Blitz + 5 Star Review: Inappropriate by Vi Keeland

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INAPPROPRIATE IS LIVE!

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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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Inappropriate

By Vi Keeland

Release Date : January 20, 2020

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SYNOPSIS

Terminated for inappropriate behavior.

I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands.

Nine years.  Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba.

All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought…

Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.

I didn’t think he’d actually respond.

I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk.

Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back.

Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me.

But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.

It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.

Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

But sometimes it’s twice as fun.

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5Star

Michel’s Review

I have been a huge fan of Vi Keeland’s writing since she began her publishing career. I have watched her develop her craft, hone in on her reader audience, join forces with Penelope Ward to become part of one the most popular writing teams, and trade her career to follow her heart. She has earned the well deserved success in the romance publishing world. It has been a delight to witness her growth as a writer as well as becoming one of her fangirl Violets. The one thing that has made her a success is staying true to herself and her formula. Nobody and I mean nobody writes a hero like Vi Keeland. Her hero’s are sexy as sin, smart mouthed, dirty talking men who can back up every single word while still being vulnerable and flawed beneath the surface. Their confidence and masculinity is a result of intelligence, sense of humor, ability to value those they love, to respect women at all times, and tune into their personal emotions when push comes to show. Oh and did I say they were sexy as sin … always in a Vi Keeland novel. The best part of Vi’s writing is her ability to match the hero with a saucy heroine that can handle everything he dishes out and give it back with whip cream on top.

Inappropriate was more than an inter-office romance. It was the beginning of something both Ireland and Grant needed in their lives. They had both lived through emotional trauma. They both understood both sides love, the ugly and the beautiful. They both deserved a chance to grasp the beautiful and build their own love story. First they have to get past human resources, the law, family business partners, a bridezilla,a crazy grandpa, a sassy teenager, and crappy contractor. Oh and maybe their very own flawed hearts. Let the fun begin… Grant and Ireland are in for an Inappropriate sexcapade Vi Keeland style!

I absolutely loved Inappropriate by Vi Keeland . There is nothing like a Vi Keeland reading adventure!

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Release Blitz and Review: Almost Perfect by Claudia Burgoa

 

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Almost Perfect
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 16, 2020

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USA TODAY bestselling author Claudia Burgoa brings readers a delightful new romantic comedy that’s equal parts hilarious and sexy about friendship and learning how to fall in love!

Olympic medalist and X-game sensation Alex Spearman thinks he’s perfect.

He’s not. I know his kind.

Rich, famous, and emotionally unavailable.

Well…He’s perfect enough to hook up with on the weekend of his sister’s wedding.

His sister is my best friend. This is a disaster in the making.

Did I mention he’s also hot, sexy and funny?

How can I resist?

After a steamy weekend, I agree. We have chemistry.

But it just won’t work out in the long run.

He’s just a fond memory. That is…until he moves next door.

When I’m in need, the almost perfect man offers to help.

On a “friends-only” basis.

“Just friends,” he said. Yeah, right.

Suddenly, Alex is getting too close for comfort.

Things are becoming heated … becoming too real for me.

Is this the real deal or am I another medal to him?

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“Harry Potter geek?”
She nods. “Dad and I used to read the books when I was young. It’s our thing, you know? We share our love for mythical creatures and magical worlds.”
She smiles widely. “When I was at my mother’s, I used to read the books by myself and wished I was at Dad’s instead.”
“So now you get to wear a unicorn necklace and look like a fairy?”
Suddenly, I see darkness pushing her bright face. She grabs the handle and starts closing the door. “Thank you again for everything.”
“I’m supposed to stay with you and binge watch a series or just watch a rom-com,” I say, showing her my arm where I scribbled my notes.
Her expression smooths, and her lips slip into a charming grin. Her mouth is framed by a pair of inviting dimples that enchant me.
“So tell me about this first day,” I ask. “We could share some of the chocolate chip cookies I got you.”
She steps aside, inviting me in. “First experiences suck most of the time.”
“First kisses never suck,” I tell her.
“Of course they do,” she protests with conviction.
I brush a strand of her hair, leaning forward. “There’s always that little moment of hesitation. When everything is almost happening. Like, right when you’re about to touch her lips,” I say, my lips are so close to hers. “You wait though.”
“What do you wait for?” she asks with sweetness and innocence.
“For her to step back or lean into the kiss.”
“What if she doesn’t move?”
“That’s my favorite,” I answer before I brush her soft lips with mine.
She gasps as I dip my mouth to hers. This is pretty much like going down the slope at high speed. I can’t stop, I can’t hesitate. One wrong move and it’s a bust. I have to control every movement, lead her. Lean where I want us to go. I slide my tongue across her lips, and she opens them while she wraps her arms around my neck.
I don’t rush it though. If this is the only kiss I get from Hannah, I want it to be perfect. My heart hammers as our kiss leads to more than just demonstrating to her that a first can be extraordinary.
The small whimper she makes as I slide my hand around her waist and pull her into me gets me worked up. I hold nothing back, and she doesn’t either. I move my lips to her jawline, nibbling her soft skin all the way to her earlobe.
She tastes sweet. Like lavender, vanilla, and honey. I could eat her. Nibble every inch of her skin, drink her all.
As she pushes her hips up against me, trying to get closer, my eyes open. Our gazes connect. I want to consume her. All of her. The pain from climbing the tree is gone, replaced by desire—a hunger I’ve never come across before.
I run a hand through the back of her neck, my fingers curl around her skull, gripping her head tightly.
“Waiting?” she asks between shallow breaths.
I nod. “You’re in charge, do you want me to continue?”
She rises on her tiptoes, leaning closer. This time, I devour her. Our tongues tangle and fuck if the fire isn’t consuming us.
Lust and adrenaline rush through my veins. I run a hand up and down her round, tight ass. My length is turning into a piece of steel. Throbbing, needy steel that wants to slide inside her. A sexy moan escapes her lips as I move between her thighs and push her against the door.
Her legs wrap around my hips, and anything besides fucking her is off the table. There’s no restraint. For her, or for myself.
I break the kiss, gasping for some air. “Are you sure about this?”
“I have this theory,” she says. “Being with a guy for the first time being awkward and meh. Do you want to prove me wrong?”
“Challenge accepted.”

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4 star

Michel’s

Almost Perfect by Claudia Burgoa is the perfect combination of  a frenemies romance and forbidden love with his sister’s best friend. Add in a few more ingredients such as another Spearman sibling and daughter of  Kaden Hades- famous rock star (My One Regret) and it makes the flavoring all the better. The magic ingredient is Claudia Burgoa’s  ability to spin an entertaining, emotionally charge romance that keeps readers glued to the pages.

Hannah Hades has grown into an incredible woman. While she is just as sweet as she was when she was a child, she is also a bit jaded and emotionally cautious due to her emotional scars from her mother in childhood and past romantic experiences. When she meets Alex Spearman, she’s not quite sure how to handle him. She doesn’t want a relationship, she hates his assumed arrogance but she can’t seem to stay away. He’s a champion in the bedroom, a fun companion, and he’s willing to take on her cat. The best thing about Alex is he’s willing to take her on.

Alex Spearman may be an olympic athlete but he is also a man who carries his own scars. Losing his professional athletic career because of an accident has left him a bit lost. His business is thriving, his sister is managing his professional life with ace precision  but there is something big missing. When he meets Hannah he knows she’s the answer. She keeps pushing him away and he’s determined to win her over. He’s an olympic champion, he has faced easier competitors than Hannah and won. Alex has accepted the challenge to win Hannah’s heart.

Claudia Burgoa once again delivered a fun and delightful romance that kept me thoroughly involved until the very end.

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claudia burgoaClaudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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Release Blitz + Review: Exposed by Willow Aster – Kingdom of Sin Series – Book 2

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A royal story set in background of conspiracies, manipulations and deceptions, Exposed is a whirlpool of intense emotions. The characters are beautifully broken. Their feelings are raw, gritty and incredibly terrifying. The story sucked me in and left its permanent mark on my heart.” ~PP’s Bookshelf

It was never a question of love.

I knew I loved Elias Lancaster and that he loved me.

At least I always thought he did.

But for some reason, he always found an excuse not to be with me.

The pain I felt as my childhood love rejected me, again and again, after promising me the world when we were kids…

Well, it just wouldn’t go away.

No matter how hard I tried.

Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I never wanted to be considered desperate, but I knew if something didn’t change soon, I’d lose Elias for good and die of a broken heart.

No one told me how many times my heart could break in the process.

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I lean in closer. “Be careful, your mask is slipping. You almost seem like the girl I grew up with right now.” I both love and hate seeing the real her. It’s driven me out of my mind that for years now, Mara has put on a mask around everyone but me. “Wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea and see that you’re actually a caring person.” I lower my voice. “I have nothing to say to you.”

The hurt flashes across her eyes but is gone within a blink. In my mind, I see her when she was ten, when she thought I was ignoring her for a week because my mother wouldn’t let me go play with the princess. She locked me in my room when I snuck out, not letting me out for so long I thought I’d die in that bedroom. Those were the dark days with my mother, the days I still try to stuff down inside. I’d give anything if I could erase them from my memory. The hurt on Mara’s face back then when I was able to go outside again but didn’t tell her where I’d been or what had happened…it’s the same look I saw just now.

It’s these snapshots of us in my mind that make me turn back to her, make me think maybe there is a way…maybe we could have a chance.

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3.5star

Michel’s Review

Readers once again find themselves in the Kingdom of Niaps in  EXPOSED by Willow Aster. Princess Mara Catano is having an even harder time adjusting to the changes in the kingdom since her younger brother married and became king after her father was arrested for murder. Her mother has been banished from the palace, her father is awaiting trial, her new sister in law has taken her brother’s affection, and the kingdom has changed in a blink of an eye. The worst is the man she has loved since childhood no longer wants anything to do with her and has eyes for another. What is a spoiled princess to do but act out to get attention, make headlines for her bad behavior, and turn on her trusted brother due to her parents manipulation. Never a dull moment ins Niaps.

Mara has been in love with Elias since she was a young, neglected princess desperate for love and attention. She valued their friendship and fell deeply in love with the boy from her youth. It didn’t matter that he wasn’t royalty and filthy rich, he loved her for being Mara not Princess Mara. Now Elias is her brother’s advisor and has his own issues in life. He’s hiding things from both her and her brother.

Spiteful actions, immature decisions, and malicious intent keep them apart until they both finally see the truth. The lives are being manipulated. They are pawns in a wicked game of deceit and loyalty. Will they finally grow up, take control of their lives, and dictate their own destiny? Are they strong enough to weather the storm or will they blow away in the wicked windstorm created by the former king?

Although I liked the premise of this story and the theme of the series, I feel like the story that propels this cast of characters is falling apart.  The characters are hard to embrace and hard to believe. Their selfish actions and repetitive manipulations overtake the goodness the author wanted readers to embrace. I feel like there was not enough explanation of the political motivations to validate this world. I think this series could go much further with a bit more attention to details, a better development of characters, stronger world building passages, and a more mature plot line.

I am still very invested in this series and look forward to reading more. I think I had a hard time connecting with Mara and Elias. I loved the first book and hope the next will have that kind of vibe.

Overall I am glad I continued reading Exposed because I got to see the other side of a very mean, spoiled princess. I got to see Princess Mara evolve into a better woman rather than a spoiled royal brat.

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New Release + 5 Star Review: Release by Aly Martinez

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Growing up, Ramsey Stewart branded my soul in ways time could never heal.

At twelve, he asked me to be his girlfriend.

At thirteen, he gave me my first kiss.

By sixteen, we’d fallen in love, planned a future together, and had our eyes set on the horizon.

Love never fails, right?

But for Ramsey, it did.

Love failed him.

I failed him.

The entire world failed him.

At seventeen, Ramsey was convicted of killing the boy who assaulted me.

Move on,he wrote in his first and only letter from prison.

Start a new life, he urged.

I don’t love you anymore, he lied.

There was no such thing as giving up on Ramsey. Love may have been our curse, but he was mine—then, now, and forever.

So here I am, twelve long years later, waiting for a man I don’t even know to emerge from between the chain link gates.

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It was funny. I’d spent almost half my life surrounded by the biggest, baddest criminals the state of Georgia had been able to capture. Yet, I was terrified of a five-foot-five woman who for some asinine reason was still in love with me.

I couldn’t be around her. Not if I wanted to keep my head straight and my eye on the prize. I had three years before I got off parole. I needed to get a job, tuck away some cash, and, the second I was allowed to leave Georgia, get the hell out of there. Maybe, if I was lucky, I’d be able to convince my sister to come with me. We didn’t have to go far. We could stay in the south if she wanted. South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee—there were schools everywhere. Nora wouldn’t have trouble finding a job. The hardest part would be convincing her to leave Thea.

However, maybe if she did, Thea would finally move on with her life and stop obsessing about me.

I’d known they lived together for a while. I didn’t want anything to do with Thea while I was locked up, but I was happy as hell Nora had someone to lean on. I had been under the impression that Nora had gotten her own place when she found out about my release. I had been under that impression because Nora had straight-up told me she was getting her own place after I’d declared there was no way I was living with Thea.

Now, I was hiding in my room, waiting for Nora to wake up, open my door, and escort me to breakfast like a damn bodyguard so I could avoid confrontation.

Next up in my efforts to kill time was a workout. Sit ups, push-ups, planks, running in place. This was when I realized Nora hadn’t bought me any deodorant.

Another shower.

Another naked lap around the bedroom, and this time, I managed to keep my hands off my cock.

Finally, I got dressed. This required me to pick through a bunch of preppy shit Nora had bought for me to find tattered jeans and a fitted green tee that clung to my chest like a damn glove. In my closet, I found a belt and a pair of distressed brown lace-up boots that maybe could have doubled as combat boots if the war was taking place on a runway. But what the hell did I know about style? I’d been wearing orange or puke beige for almost half my life.

When I was done with all of that and there was still no sign of Nora, I sat on the edge of the bed and decided to give the phone thing a try. I wasn’t totally out of the technology loop. We had computers at the library and we were allowed to use them if we earned the privileges. But they might as well have been dinosaurs compared to the phone she’d bought me. I couldn’t even get it to read my face with the fancy secret laser thing. I gave up trying pretty quickly.

So there I was, bored out of my mind, starving, and poking at my newfound wrinkles in the bathroom mirror, when I heard a knock at my door.

“Ramsey?”

I froze, my eyes locked on the mirror, panic staring back at me.

Thea.

Jesus. I needed to find somewhere else to live.

Leaning out of the bathroom, I stared at the door. If I was super quiet, maybe she’d think I was still asleep and go the hell away.

When I didn’t reply, she knocked again. Her voice was timid and sweet, not at all like the fearless girl I’d grown up with. I hated it.

“Ramsey? You hungry? I’m making breakfast? I was wondering if you wanted something?” Everything from my name to the fact that she was making breakfast was a question, as if maybe she was asking permission to cook in her own house.

My stomach was currently feasting on my backbone. Still, I said nothing.

She sighed. “Okay. Well, if you change your—” There were several seconds of silence.

I quirked my eyebrow at the door, trying to figure out why she’d abruptly stopped talking, and then cursed my inability to develop x-ray vision.

I held my breath, hoping to hear her footsteps as she walked away.

No. Such. Fucking. Luck.

The door swung open and she came walking inside with her hands stacked over her eyes. “Look, I know you’re awake. I heard you running earlier. I also heard you take at least three showers. Sorry, but the house isn’t that big. Neither is the hot water heater. Are you at least dressed so I can open my eyes?”

Brave. Unapologetic. And completely oblivious to boundaries. Now that was the Thea I knew.

“Get out,” I barked.

“Dressed? Not dressed? Help me out here?”

“Get. Out.”

She kept her eyes closed. “You gotta eat, Ramsey. You can’t stay locked up in this room forever.”

I wanted to tell her to get the hell out again. Honestly, it was on the tip of my tongue. But it never made it past my lips because my traitorous eyes stole a head-to-toe of her lithe body. She was barefoot, wearing jeans—tight ones that tapered at her ankle. They looked like mine in the sense that they had a rip in the knee. They didn’t look like mine in the sense that they hugged the curve of her hips and more than likely her ass too. A pink tank top stretched across her chest, and I swear on my life, fuck x-ray vision because I could see the pebble of her nipples beneath the fabric.

It wasn’t a ridiculous dress.

It wasn’t stupid fucking heels.

She wasn’t wearing a face full of clown makeup.

She was just Thea.

The nostalgia pumped through my veins like acid even as my cock stirred. Fuck, I should have jerked off again in the shower.

“I’m dressed,” I bit out, desperate for her to put her damn hands down and maybe use them to cover her tits instead.

Her long, brown lashes fluttered as she opened her eyes. Those fucking eyes had once owned me. As a huge smile lit her face, I felt the claim all over again.

“Oh, look, you chose one of the outfits I picked out for you.”

Of course I had. Of fucking course. As soon as I got her out of my room, I was going to take the outfit off and light it on fire.

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5Star

Michel’s Review

Once again Aly Martinez has commanded my complete attention and insisted I stay glued to the pages until I finished RELEASE, her latest novel.

Thea Hull and Ramsey Stewart lives became intertwined when both suffered their own personal tragedies. They were kids trying to survive the loss and heartache while surviving the next phase of their young lives. Their friendship gave them strength to survive childhood. Their friendship gave them an undeniable passion for one another that is only found once in a lifetime. That love was supposed to be the beginning  of their happily ever after. The night that should of been a celebration of their love turned into another tragic event that destroyed their future. For twelve long years they have both suffered the consequences of that ill fated night that changed their lives forever. The one thing that never changed was their deep love for one another. They must find their way back to one another and learn to trust in that love once again.

Release is more than a tragic love story. It’s a story of faith, trust, love for family, and a willingness to forgive. It’s about everything that really matters in life.

Once again Aly Martinez nailed it and held my complete attention. I loved RELEASE!

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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