Apr 26, 2022

{Release Blitz: Review} Always You by Samantha Young

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Always You by Samantha Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Age-Gap
Always You (Adair Family, #3)
Always You (Adair Family, #3)
by Samantha Young


Arrochar Adair has loved her brother's ex-bodyguard and best friend, Mac Galbraith, for years. Once upon a time, she was too young for him, but now that she's a mature woman in her thirties, Arro can see no issue with their difference in age. Yet something deeper, a problem much more difficult to surmount, is keeping them apart.

Mac Galbraith remembers clearly the night Arro became everything to him, no longer just his best friend and boss's younger sister. However, having made many mistakes over the years, there is one mistake Mac is determined not to make: to believe that he is worthy of Arrochar Adair. Allowing them to grow closer during his daughter, Robyn's, return has proven his undoing. And when Arro forces the subject of their relationship, his response pushes her away. He just never meant for it to destroy them completely.

Devastated by Mac's final rejection, Arro is determined to move on without him in her life, though he seems intent on staying put. And when the Adair family face a new threat, one that may have ties to Mac's past, Arro can't seem to be rid of the man. In fact, Mac will do anything to protect her.

But with so much hurt between them, will Arro let Mac close enough to guard her from their enemy... before it's too late?


I've been waiting for the story on Mac and Arrochar, in the prior two books, Young has hinted at their connect or relationship and I was not disappointed. Each character in the Adair family has fallen for someone connected to their partner, first the daughter of Mac, then Mac's daughters half sister and now Mac. Its one interesting family dynamics but the love is so real and so deep.

Always You follows Arrochar, the only girl in the Adair family and beloved sister to all her brothers. She is also a forest engineer and one of the best on the job. When her bosses assistant starts giving her bad vibes it adds to the stress of her life, but even more so when she starts receiving threats similar to her brothers from on ongoing case. Now her family is determined to keep her safe and figure out who is behind the threats and Mac the man who stole her heart and broke it is constantly there protecting her. Even though he wants to keep her at arms length because she is his bosses sister, his heart and hers are not waiting them to be separated.

The story shows glimpses of the past and way Mac and Arrochar relationship is so strained. They both have this undeniable connection but Mac has issues with his past that keeps him from Arrochar and it caused something to break in Arrochar. Adding to the mystery of who is behind the threats, it puts these two into danger. The past couples are of course there as support, but we get to see how things are progressing in their relationships as well.

In the end I love this series, there is always suspense and always steamy moments, but the characters are wonderfully done and Young always knows how to draw her readers in. I can't wait to see which Adair is next .

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Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She's been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. Samantha writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction and is currently published in 31 countries.

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{Release Blitz: Review} Beast Charming by Grace Goodwin

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Warlord Tane of Atlan is a warrior, not a prince. 
So why is he wearing these ridiculous white pants and gold-trimmed jacket? 

And gods help him, why are there hundreds of females in glittering gowns, circling like vultures, expecting him to dance? 
The human producers of the Bachelor Beast television show thought this would be a good idea; dress up an unmated Warlord like a fairytale prince, invite hundreds of eligible human women to a ‘Cinderella Ball’, turn on their cameras, and record everything. 
And then he sees her. His mate. The only female who can tame his beast. 
This princess wasn’t supposed to be at the ball. A borrowed ballgown. A stolen invitation. A friend in trouble. Everything is going according to plan…until she can no longer resist temptation. 
Surely one dance won’t hurt? Even a dance with a beast. 
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  Beast Charming by Grace Goodwin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Science Fiction Romance
THEME Aliens
Beast Charming (Interstellar Brides Program: The Beasts, #5)
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The fifth installment to the Interstellar Brides Program spinoff, The Beast follows Elena, who rushes onto the set of The Bachelor Ball, where they are currently looking for the mate match of Warlord Tane. Elena is looking for Abby, the young daughter to her powerful boss and horrible man, who also hates the coalition and aliens. What Elena wasn't expecting was to come face to face with Tane and Tanes beast be instantly connect to her. But that's only the beginning of their problems.

I've read all the prior spinoffs and the original series and I still can't get enough of these alpha male aliens claiming their mates, while also the side story of the pending fight against the Hive lingers in the background. I loved the world building, the differences between all the alien species and most of all the utter devotion to these unexpecting women whom they fall for.

I don't wat to give too much away but past characters will pop up and mentions from other series as well. But this story focuses on Elena and her Beast and how they need to overcome the complexity of falling for an alien on earth.

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Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with more than one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Grace is an avid reader, an escape room enthusiast, sci-fi nerd, coffee fanatic, and an eternal optimist forever believing that Earth will, some day, have a Star Trek style future. Grace loves to hear from readers.
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Apr 5, 2022

{Spotlight} Whiskey Dream by Taryn Rivers

Nothing will stop Rosalie from making her dream come true in Whiskey Falls, not even Erick, the sexy modern day viking who’s pursued her since she arrived in town. When a gang war breaks out, Rosalie is put in danger. Can Erick keep her safe and break down her walls keeping him out? Readers who enjoy Brynne Asher and Layla Frost will love this spicy, alpha hero, new girl in town, small town romantic suspense.

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Dreams can’t come true if you’re dead.

After spending my life fulfilling someone else’s dream, nothing will stop me from making my own come true in Whiskey Falls.
Not my parents who want me safely ensconced back home in Minnesota.
Not the sexy modern day viking who’s pursued me since I arrived.
And certainly not the gang trying to take out my sister and me.
They’re about to learn the hard way: I may act like a wallflower, but this rose has thorns.

Since the day I met her, she’s intrigued me.
The hippy florist with secrets in her eyes and walls built so high, I can’t help but want to scale them.
She resists me at every turn, making me work for what I want.
Just when I start making headway, Whiskey Falls becomes ground zero for a gang war.
Suddenly, unlocking the mystery of her isn’t my main objective.
Keeping her alive is.

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I walk him to his truck, where things get awkward—at least for me. After completely screwing up our date, now I’m shoving him off. I stand here, shuffling my feet, staring at the ground. “Sorry I fu—messed up our date.”
His finger catches me under my chin, and I look up straight into a pair of amused blue eyes. “You can make it up to me tomorrow night. No dogs this time though. Your sister can watch them.”
I hold my hand up. “Erick, I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
He shakes his head. “You have no intention of even trying to see if we’re good together, do you?” He doesn’t sound mad at all. If it’s possible, he looks even more amused.
I narrow my eyes at him. He’s not taking me seriously at all. “I don’t have time for a relationship right now. I have a business to build up, a sister whose life is imploding, and a nephew to spoil. There’s no room in there for an overbearing alpha male. So no matter how hard you try, you won’t make me budge.”
A wide grin forms across his face. “Challenge accepted.”
Oh, crap. Before I can get another word out, he pulls me into him tight. His hands cup my head, fingers tangle in my hair, and his mouth comes down on mine.
I gasp in surprise, and he immediately takes advantage. He slides his tongue in and it brushes against mine, lightly at first. I freeze, but then my hand automatically curls into his shirt. That’s when he goes in for the kill. It’s not a rough, overwhelming kiss. Instead, he sips at my mouth like he’s savoring it. It’s soft and seductive.
Very seductive.
My eyes close, my head tilts for a better angle and I melt into him as desire pools in my belly. This is good. No, not just good, it’s better than I imagined it would be, and I knew it would be fucking amazing.
With one last stroke of his tongue, he breaks it off. Leaning back, he grins.
“Six o’clock, Rosalie.”
He turns and hops into his truck. With a wink, he starts it and I step back.
He reverses and then is gone, leaving me standing here speechless.
As I watch his taillights disappear around the bend, my hand reaches up and touches my lips, still warm and tingly from that kiss.
I just had to challenge the Viking warrior. I’m going to be screwed, both figuratively and literally. And after that kiss, I’m not sure I care.

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Taryn Rivers lives in central Arkansas with her extremely patient husband and her golden retriever, Patton. When she’s not writing, she’s kicking back with her husband at the lake, eating her weight in fried cheese curds and fish fry while visiting family in Wisconsin, or she’s guilting her children into coming to see her. She loves reading, coffee, wine, and her family, not necessarily in that order.

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Mar 22, 2022

{Release Blitz} The Secret by Kristen Proby

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From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a forbidden romance. The Secret is the first in the Single in Seattle series!

Vaughn is everything I'm supposed to stay away from. Sexy. Cocky. And famous.
I grew up in a family full of wealthy celebrities. My father, Luke Williams, is the celebrity of them all. A superstar actor and producer, my father knows the downside of living in the spotlight. And because of that, he sheltered my siblings and me from everything Hollywood entailed. We didn't attend premieres. We weren't photographed. There were no friendships with other celebrities' children.
The limelight couldn't touch us.
But now, at twenty-five, I'm ready to start my life, working for my father's production company in downtown Seattle--until Vaughn Barrymore walks through the door.
He can't keep his hands off me. He's completely forbidden, but I can't help falling for the sweet, complicated man.
When--and it's when not if--my family finds out that I've been keeping this secret, will I have to choose between the man I love and those who mean the most to me? Or, by some miracle, can I have both?

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Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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Mar 3, 2022

{Release Blitz} The Bully by Willa Nash

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The Bully (Calamity Montana, #4)The Bully by Willa Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Nellie Rivera is trading traffic for tranquility. When the quiet streets of small-town Montana beckon, she leaves Denver behind and moves to Calamity. It would be the perfect adventure if not for Cal Stark.

When her archnemesis dares to show his face one Saturday morning, declaring he is moving there too, she vows to make his life a misery. The town isn't big enough for the both of them and besides . . .

She was here first.

Cal has been a thorn in her side since high school. He might have bullied her back then, but she's not a modest teenager anymore and has learned a few plays of her own. If all goes to plan, she'll run the former pro quarterback out of town within a month.

There's only one problem. Cal has the same plan. He wants Calamity bad enough to pull out all the stops. And after one kiss, she realizes that he doesn't play fair.


I love the Calamity Montana series and after book three I was super excited to dig into Cal and Nellies story after their angsty but massive spark connection they showed. This book broke my heart a little, Cal was a big teddy bear but showed everyone he wasnt close with a fake version of himself. So his background and story won me over.

The Bully follows Cal a newly retired NFL play who decides to move to Calamity to be close with his best friend Pierce and start his retirement in peace. He's not on who like being the center of attention and is known for having a harsh persona, but everyone who is close to him knows he has a big heart. Since they were young Nellie and Cal have clashed for mostly misunderstanding and immature kid things. So when Cal moves to town Nellie isnt happy and will do anything to get him to leave. When Cal gets ahold of Nellie's old diary he sees the true meaning on why they are so disconnected. Can these two ever mend the hurt that they have inflicted upon her, or will one need to move out of town.

Cal was my favorite in the story, he was misunderstood by everyone that he wasnt close with. He had the biggest heart and kept this fake person to keep people away. He is a simple person, doesnt need to flashiness that the world expects of him because he's wealthy and comes from a wealthy family. He is not close with his father whom he despises with a passion. As for his relationship with Nellie its complicated to the max, they have known each other since they were kids and a chain reaction causes them to have an angsty almost hateful relationship. Nellie was the tough one for me, she puts Cal in a box and doesnt really know him but thinks she does. I was angry with her in some incidences because she is just plain cruel, even though I get why she is, I felt her actions were extreme.

In the end I loved how a diary was what helps Cal learn from his mistakes and tries to find a way with Nellie. This is a angsty but steamy story and I love how the town is incorporated in their journey. I can't wait to see who is next in this series.

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Willa Nash is USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Devney Perry's alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

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{New Release} Whiskey Home by Taryn Rivers

Tragedy brought Bree back to her hometown with no plans to stay. Her brother’s best friend, Tony, doesn’t want her to leave. With a killer on the loose and Bree in danger, it’s up to Tony to keep her safe, then keep her in Whiskey Falls. Readers who enjoy Brynne Asher and Devney Perry will love this spicy, small town, brother’s best friend, romantic suspense.

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Whiskey Home (Whiskey Falls, #1)Whiskey Home by Taryn Rivers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Suspense/Mystery


I promised to protect my best friend’s little sister—I didn’t plan on falling in love.
But when a murderer strikes in my county and she may be the next target, I can’t hold back anymore.
She doesn’t know it yet, but when this is over she’s here to stay.
If I can keep her alive.

A tragedy called me back to Whiskey Falls, but as soon as I take care of business, I’m out of here.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve been in love with Tony Kane since I was a child.
Or that I go weak at the knees every time I see him.
My family broke my heart, but he has the power to shatter it.
No way am I sticking around for that.


Whiskey Home is a wonderfully created suspense romance. well thought out characters and a great start to the Whiskey Falls series.

Whiskey Home follows Bree who goes home to Whiskey Falls after the tragic loss of her biological father. When she gets home its obviously the last place she wants to be but heartbroken with the loss of her father, especially with the unresolved issues they had. Her family dynamic is heartbreaking, her family had a fallout with her and they never seem to let her forget it. Thankfully she has the love of her brother, his friends and her pseudo father Griff. But when she gets home she discovers that her step father death is looking more like murder and they are not stopping with him, she and her family have become target and now Griff and her brothers best friend Tony are on a mission to find out who is behind it all.

Bree is a complicated character, she is hurt and still doesn't feel that connection to her family because of past issues with her father, Her relationship with her fathers friend Griff who took her in is as solid as every, her brother Erick has her back and the man who makes her heart skip a beat Tony is trying to make sure Bree is not only safe but stays home where they all feel she belongs. Tony and Bree's chemistry is off the charts, they have history and Tony like everyone wants her back in Whiskey Falls.

They mystery is fantastically written, I didn't have a clue for the longest time who was behind it and that goes the show the author did a wonderful job with the big beds. I was on the edge of my seat many times and I loved all the secondary characters. I'm pretty excited to see what's in store for the next installment.

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The patio door opens behind me, alerting me to Bree’s presence.
“Bree’s here. I gotta go,” I tell him.
“Watch your back,” he warns, not hiding the worry in his voice.
“You, too.” I hang up and turn around to find Bree rubbing the back of her neck with a resigned look on her face.
“She’s on her way, isn’t she?” I ask.
She winces and nods.
“Please tell me Colt’s with her.” I like Colt, and it’s obvious he cares for both women. Plus, he can handle himself and is one hell of a shot.
“No. Colt’s not with her. But she’s not alone.”
“You need to call her back and tell her to turn around. We barely have enough manpower to cover you, much less Sadie and whichever one of your friends she’s dragging with her.”
“It’s, um, well, it’s Killian,” she stammers. “He didn’t want her driving by herself.”
It takes a few seconds before I trust myself to speak. “Are you telling me Killian Cross is on his way here right now?”
She bites her lip and nods reluctantly.
“Exactly how many times has Cross asked you out?” I ask.
She wrings her hands together. “Twice. And it’s been months. We’re just good friends, not that it’s any of your business.”
I see red. “Not my fucking business? Are you high? Everything about you is my business.”
She backs up but it’s too late. In two steps I’m on her. I pull her to me and slam my mouth down on hers.
Instead of fighting it, her arms wrap around me. I fist her hair, and she gasps, giving me what I need to slide my tongue home. I bring her even closer, and she melts into me.
I pour everything I have into the kiss. If she won’t believe it when I tell her she’s mine, I’ll fucking show her and leave no room for doubt.
I’ve been waiting for this moment for two years, and all my frustration comes through. She moans into my mouth which spurs me on. I thought our first kiss couldn’t be beat, but this one blows it out of the water.
This kiss is everything. Heaven and hell, want and need, every ounce of my being focused on the slide of her tongue. I slow it down until our lips separate. I run my nose along hers then drop my hand down to her lower back and bury my face in her hair.
“This is why you’re my business. This proves you want me as much as I want you. Face it. You’re mine, and I’m fucking yours. Always have been. Always will be.”
I lean in and kiss the side of her lips. “Give us a chance, beautiful. It’s going to work out. I promise.”
Her entire face softens, and I think I have her. But then she blinks, and I see naked fear flash in her eyes right before she shuts down.
Fucking hell.

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Taryn Rivers lives in central Arkansas with her extremely patient husband and her golden retriever, Patton. When she’s not writing, she’s kicking back with her husband at the lake, eating her weight in fried cheese curds and fish fry while visiting family in Wisconsin, or she’s guilting her children into coming to see her. She loves reading, coffee, wine, and her family, not necessarily in that order.

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Feb 28, 2022

{New Release} Sweet by Adriana Locke

Sweet by Adriana Locke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release Date: February 28, 2022
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TROPES: single dad, workplace romance, grumpy hero, age gap, forced proximity

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a “fresh and fun!” romance between a grumpy single dad and his beautiful, spunky employee—the one he can’t have.

Chemistry is not love.

That’s what my boss, the grumpy single dad with brilliant green eyes, says anyway.

I have my V-card. He’s ten years older than me. I work for him.

Nate Hughes has a million reasons why a relationship between us would never work. Honestly? It’s all a farce.

He can’t deny our connection. His soft smiles, brief touches, and protective behaviors come too easily. And when I need a place to stay? He can’t stop himself from offering me a room—though I’d prefer his bed. After all, there are sparks—delicious, sizzling sparks—when we’re together.

Our forced proximity brings things to a head. Our shared experiences and traumas draw us closer. Our undeniable attraction has us toeing the line between friends and lovers—whether Nate likes it or not.

He’s right—chemistry is not love. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t fall in love with him … even if he can’t love me back.


I'm a big fan of Adriana Locke and even more so has she wonderfully intertwines her past characters from other stories. I especially love seeing the Landry family, they are my favorite out of all Locke's characters.

Sweet follows Nate Hughes, brother of Dominic Hughes who is with Camilla Landry. The Landry family of course if a very close family so Nate and Dominic are thrust into their chaotic and fun family. Nate owns and run The Golden Room, with his colorful employees. One in particular Paige makes his heart skip a beat, they have this bond and trust and when Paige needs a place to stay she asks and he is happy to help her. But soon their connection gets to a point where they cant fight it anymore and their pasts add complications. Will these two fight their fears and take the plunge?

Nate is the ultimate single dad adorable carrying man, he's sexy, dominate and really wants the best for those he loves. He also has his adorable son Ryder whom he wants the best for. With page now staying with him it adds a wonderful mix of laughter but also attraction. Paige still may have her V-card but she is a flirt to the max and Nate is the one man who may be able to capture her heart.

Overall this is a steamy romantic story, there is a lot of darkness in both characters pasts that broke my heart, they both need that love and connection and I wanted them to find happiness. All the characters are fantastically written, and I cant wait to see if there is more into Paige family and her hilarious brothers.

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Excerpt:“I had nowhere to go, Nate,” she says, sticking her bottom lip out. “But I knew my friend Nate would be more than happy to help me out of my bind. You weren’t here so I came on in. I waved to Shaye as I walked through the front door so it’s not like I was being sneaky.”

Like that makes it okay.

“What would you have done if someone else would’ve walked in here and saw you naked?” I ask, quirking a brow.

She laughs. “Nate, no one else has the balls to walk into your office but you.”

“And you, apparently.”

“Well, and me.” She grins and picks up the curling iron. “I’m glad you’re here. I kind of need a favor.”

I recline against the couch and prepare myself.

“Now’s a little late to be asking for favors, don’t ya think?” I ask.

Feb 25, 2022

{Review} In Another World by Kelli A. Wilkins

In Another World by Kelli A. Wilkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Mystery


Disgraced psychic medium Julie Kershaw has finally met her soul mate. The problem is he’s dead… and his spirit haunts the car she just bought.

The spirit of Detective Eddie Mahoney is determined to find his killer and needs Julie’s help. At first, she refuses. She’s tired of being called crazy and swore she’d never use her abilities to speak to the dead again—even if Eddie is handsome and charming.

Eddie persuades Julie to contact his former partner, Lou Kaplonski, to ask him to reopen his case. Skeptical, Lou dismisses Julie as a fake—until she proves she can communicate with the dead—and he finds out Eddie has a lot to say.

Julie channels Eddie’s spirit and together with Lou, the unusual trio tracks down leads and follows clues to solve Eddie’s murder. The case takes them down a dark and dangerous path filled with secrets, where nobody can be trusted.

As they work to find his killer, Julie falls for Eddie. Funny, smart, and sexy, Eddie is the guy of her dreams—and he doesn’t look or act the least bit dead. To her surprise, Eddie discovers a clever way they can be together, and they begin an ethereal romance.

When Lou’s investigation brings him too close to the killer, his life and Julie’s are put in danger—and Eddie may be the only one who can save them.


I'm a big fan of paranormal romances, especially if they have suspense and mystery in the mix. In Another World is a well crafted story that has the reader solving a case along with the characters.

IN Another World follows Psychic medium Julie, who is trying to start over after a divorce and public court case that was horrible from beginning to end. However when she is in dire need of a car to get her to her destination, she wasn't expecting for it to come with a ghost and he asks for her help to solve his murder. The ghost is detective Eddie Mahoney and meeting Julie is not only lucky for him to find the bad guys but also the one person whom he can connect with in a deeper level. There is an instant spark. But there is danger in uncovering the truth and with Eddie not apart of the living its putting Julie right in the middle of danger.

This was a great paranormal romance, a real twist on how ghosts and mediums connect, there is a whole dream connection that I haven't read in any other paranormal ghost book that I found pretty interesting. I liked the side characters of Lou Eddies old partner and Eddies father. I do wish there were a little more characters in the sense of maybe other Ghost, with Julie being able to connect with Eddie why were no other ghost popping up?

In the end the who done it mystery was suspenseful and I really enjoyed how Wilkins unfolded the story. The ending was a surprise and unexpected. The romance was sexy and Wilkins created a unique way for the two leads to connect. With Wilkins being a new to me author I look forward to reading more from her.

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Feb 11, 2022

{Review} Broken by the Horde King by Zoey Draven

Broken by the Horde King by Zoey Draven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Science Fiction Romance
THEME: First Loves
Broken by the Horde King (Horde Kings of Dakkar #4)
Broken by the Horde King (Horde Kings of Dakkar #4)
by Zoey Draven
4.28 · 2,810 Ratings · 352 Reviews


Nine years ago, he broke my heart and never returned. I vowed to forget him…if only I could.

When I was a child, I fell in love with a Dakkari boy. The prince of our clan. Rukkar, we called him. For he was destined to become the greatest horde king of our time.

He was Kiran of Rath Okkili. My friend. My strong, unyielding protector. His mischievous smile and golden eyes made my heart flutter and my soul sing. And just when I began to believe he returned my love…he shattered me so completely and never once looked back to see how I’d survived.

Nine years later, he’s returned.

Only, he’s not a prince anymore.

He’s a horde king. Cold and cruel. With molten eyes like sin and a body made for war.

I promised myself I’d never love him again.

He intends to make a liar out of me.

Because he not only wants my love again…he also demands me as his queen.


I had this series recommended to me from a book group, after picking up the first group I read all four in the span of a week. I love the world building, the different aliens, but more so I love the Dakkari. Each story follows a Horde King and his interaction and building romance with a human female. Each character and romance is vastly different, as well as the backstory of something brewing in their world continues in each book. This one follow Kiran and Maeve, who actually grew up together, which is rare for their kind to do so. They had a strong bond growing up, but it eventually lead to Maeve being heartbroken and Kiran leaving to become a Horde King.

It shows bits of the past and present, which helps understand how these two became who they are now. Maeve has become a healer and has come to Kiran's horde at his request. Now the two have to learn how to heal the wounds of the past along with the dangers of their world growing each day. I can't wait to meet the next couple and so interested in all the new Horde Kings of the future who are coming to battle something happening in the Dead Land.

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