It was really strange looking back at the books I’ve read in 2019. This year was the year I stepped outside my comfort zone and my usual genre. I’m not sure if this was to avoid a burn out in an attempt to keep my brain fresh and not fully immersed in the same kind of stories I like to write. Because of this, I rarely had a book slump. I mean, I have a whole backlist of Stephen King I can go through. His book 11/22/63 cemented him in my head as one of my favorite authors and I’m slowly building my SK bookshelf. Jewel Ann’s book, Perfectly Adequate gave me all the feels and laughs plus one of my favorite heroines I’ve read this year. Proof is that I remember the heroine’s name—Dorothy Mayhem— while I forgot the hero’s. Another book that gave me all the feels was Jill Shalvis’s book, Rainy Day Friends. This book was perfect in every sense. More than women’s fiction, it had a central romance that was swoony and believable in the way it developed. It was hard to choose a favorite J.D. Robb or Kendra Elliot book since I’ve read several […]
Title: The Princess and the Mercenary (Fractured Heroes, #1) Author: Victoria Paige Genre: Military Romance Release Date: May 18, 2019 Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC. It was hate at first sight. She is the daughter of rock royalty. He is a scarred, grumpy former Green Beret. She thinks he’s an amoral, uncouth soldier of fortune. He thinks she’s a limelight-grabbing goody two-shoes. When Yara Emerson embarks on a humanitarian mission to Yemen, her company hires a security team for her protection. Everything is business as usual until she meets Kade Spear. Kade wants nothing to do with daddy’s spoiled princess, but he needs the cover of the humanitarian mission to hunt down a terrorist. Wills clash. Tempers flare. But their unwanted attraction burns hotter than the Yemeni desert. Trust fractures. Friendships break. The aid mission unravels and danger comes after Yara from every corner. Could the man who betrayed her be her only hope for survival? Available in Kindle Unlimited Buy Now Amazon Victoria Paige writes romantic suspense with badass alpha males and smart, feisty heroines. Her heroes are possessive, overprotective, and frequently the obsessed, jealous type with a penchant for strong language. Her heroines are strong-willed and […]
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I did a lot of google maps both in 3D and satellite views for TPATM (The Princess and the Mercenary) and on a country like Yemen, I was afraid I’d be receiving a visit from the Feds or even the CIA. Anyway, in my research, I’ve encountered its rich history and I decided why not a map! And what about Kade, a sunset and a waterfall. A perfect setting for emotional moments.
Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here and I have to apologize. Life got in the way, but I hope to post more regularly. I’m excited for my upcoming release because it’s unlike anything I’ve written before. This book is both character and plot driven and the story just exploded from me. I love that when it happens. It’s an enemies-to-lovers trope so you can be sure sparks will be flying and sexual tension is high. Release date: May 21, 2019 Oh, and here’s a teaser! More to come.
*4.5* What a fantastic start to a new series! There’s almost non-stop action that was truly engaging to read. But what I enjoyed the most was the verbal sparring between Hugh and Elara. Both didn’t trust the other but an alliance between them was needed. I love Elara … she’s close to a perfect heroine for me. As for Hugh, I somehow wanted more from his character from a relationship standpoint but I know that would be a departure from his character if he’s suddenly spouting love words. Even if I wanted more from him, I was very satisfied with the development of his story arc and I was glad the author removed a doubt in my mind about Hugh and Roland. Excellent secondary characters as well. We are left we several questions, but the biggest one is: What exactly is Elara? This author-team can’t write fast enough. I’m still looking forward to more Rogan and Nevada, but now I want more Hugh and Elara.
I’ve been craving the need to read outside my typical genre to cure a recent reading slump. I didn’t think I would like the Tier One series because I like some romance with my action, but I didn’t miss it here at all. 🙂 4.25+ The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower From page one, this book drew me in and didn’t let go. I like that I didn’t get lost in the acronyms or the jargon, most of them are familiar and there’s a glossary at the end of the book. The action was written in a way that non-military readers will appreciate, and yet I’m certain to readers with military background it would read authentic. Jack Kemper/ John Dempsey isn’t the typical alpha hero I’m used to, but he is an ultimate badass. I am also intrigued by his boss, Kelso Jarvis. Their team Ember is black-ops outside the normal chain of command. The action part was an adrenalin rush while the spy-games part got my cogs turning. What prevented me from giving this five stars was the sections […]
I adored this book! The writing was tight and flowed well for me which enabled me to enjoy the story. At first I thought this was an ugly cry book, and though there were parts that made me teary-eyed, I would say this book was very uplifting. It showed that you can move on from the past. I love second chance romances. It’s like catnip. Poppy lost her husband five years ago, and in fulfilling her husband’s birthday list she encountered Cole again—the man who had to inform her of Jamie’s death. Cole had always been attracted to Poppy, and for Poppy, that second encounter gave her something of an awareness to the hero. Not an instant lust or love and though this was a slow-burn romance, it wasn’t frustrating, but infinitely swoony because of Cole. Could there be a more perfect man? No doubt he was alpha, but he was also kind and understanding. Were there instances where he was jealous of the dead husband? Of course there were, but he knew he had to be patient and take it slow with Poppy. In the process of checking off Jamie’s birthday list, they spend time together and fall […]
I thought I’d have a few reviews for you all by now, but my reading streak hasn’t been good. Some books that I’d anticipated turned flat. I only post about books that are 3.5 stars or more to keep this site positive! Anyway, I’m working on a list of my all-time favorite alpha males. Also, I know I tend to disappear into my writing world. That ends now! I’d love to keep in touch with readers if only to chat about books. I’ve launched the sign-up for my Newsletter. I plan to publish one a month or at least every quarter. I will also have fun giveaways for every newsletter which could be Amazon gift cards up to $50. Who wouldn’t want more books, right?