Mar 10, 2020

{Review} Creole Kingpin by Meghan March

Creole Kingpin (Magnolia Duet #1)Creole Kingpin by Meghan March
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Suspense, Second Chance
Creole Kingpin (Magnolia Duet #1)
Creole Kingpin (Magnolia Duet #1)
by Meghan March

4.60 · 423 Ratings · 246 Reviews

BLURB:

The thing about ghosts is they’re supposed to stay dead.

That’s exactly what I am, but I can’t stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year.

We’ve already got fifteen of those between us.

As it stands, she’ll want to kill me as soon as she lays eyes on me. And knowing her, she’s completely up to the task.

But I’m a man on a mission, and I’ve got everything riding on this.

So, here I come, Magnolia. This ghost is ready for whatever you got.

After all, there’s only one way I want this to end—’til death do us part.

REVIEW:

What a way to keep us on our toes!! I love Meghan Marches style of writing but even more, I love that she always surprises me. And Mount....Oh for the love of all, I love that man. I'm so happy to be back in his city and reading about past characters is always the best.

Creole Kingpin follow Magnolia, who is changing her life and moving to a new house and starting a new business. But her past keeps on coming back and that included her past love Moses aka Moby, who is doing everything he can to make sure she knows he isn't going anywhere. But with the FBI, some crazy assassin and Moses' popping in with some surprises, Magnolia is about to get a rude awakening.

Magnolia, dang I didnt realize how much I missed this headstrong lady, she's awesome and I love her bff relationship with Kiera and how she's under the protection of Mount (love him). Poor girl can't seem to catch a break, she's trying to start anew and nothing seems to want to let that happened. Her connection with Moses is awesome, sexy and full of mystery, Im so curious as to more from their past, I loved the little tidbit we get in this first book.

Moses is dangerous and he's hiding quite a bit, the ending really hinted at that, darn that evil cliffhanger of doom! But I'm starting to dig this guy, I totally did not like him in Legends book and didn't think this guy was going to redeem anything, but we will see. He totally adores Magnolia and would do anything for her, so that's a win in my book. But what is he hiding!!! Mount knows and boy is he pushing Moses to spill it.

Overall I loved all the suspense, loved the new characters working with Moses and even more so the past characters!! I can't wait for the next installment!!




View all my reviews

Add to your Goodreads TBR:


Where to buy:
https://meghanmarch.com/creole-kingpin





About the author:


Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.


Sign up for Meghan's newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: http://meghanmarch.com/subscribe
To get the inside scoop on a daily basis, search Meghan March's Runaway Readers on Facebook and join the fun!


Mar 7, 2020

{Review} Runaway Road by Devney Perry

Runaway Road (Runaway, #1)Runaway Road by Devney Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Self Discovery
Runaway Road (Runaway, #1)
Runaway Road (Runaway, #1)
by Devney Perry

4.40 · 434 Ratings · 203 Reviews

BLURB:

Londyn McCormack didn’t have a typical childhood. She ran away from home at sixteen, escaping parents more interested in drugs than their daughter. She doesn’t have loving siblings or an adorable pet. Her only family is the five other runaway kids who shared her junkyard home.

Life pulled them all in separate directions, taking her to Boston. For a short time, she thought she’d found something permanent. But after a devastating divorce, she’s running away again, this time to find a lost friend.
She’s driving across the country in her convertible. As a teenager, the rusty car was her shelter. As an adult, it’s her ride to freedom.

Except one flat tire derails her trip. Her life collides with Brooks Cohen. They walked away from the first crash. The second might destroy them both.

REVIEW:

Devney Perry is one of my top five go to authors, she is a master at writing romances and I love that her stories are in based in small towns. Runaway Road is the first in her new Runaway series and the romance and connection that I always love in Perry's books is all there.

Runaway Road follows Londyn (love her name), who is set on taking a leap of faith and traveling to meet up with her past friend. Londyn's life turned upside down when she discovered her husband was cheating on her, so she wants to leave her life, her phone, and everything connecting to her husband behind. But her trip is cut short when her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. She meets Brooks Cohen, who owns a nearby small town mechanic shop. There is instant connection, but Londyn is just passing through, until random acts of sabotage on her beloved car keeps her in this new small town a lot longer.

I really enjoyed Londyn's growth through the book, her husband did a number on her and coming from a past of loneliness and running away when she was young, she molded herself to what her husband wanted. Now she is free and wants to find that connection to her past, but this small town and the people that live there start burrowing into her heart.

I adore small town stories, I loved all the secondary characters, the funny old ladies who like to nosey their way into your personal life and the bff who has your back no matter what. Plus the connection with Lodyn and Brooks is smoking hot right from the get go. The couple has a lot of bumps in the road and with Londyn leaving soon, Brooks has his heart on the line.

Overall this was a great story, sweet and sexy romance and character who captured my heart. Perry always has a bit of suspense in her stories, this one isn't as intense as her other stories, it was definitely a lot lighter. Nonetheless I still enjoyed the journey and I cant wait for Gemma's story because with her past similar to Londyn's and her empire she grew, I'm excited to see where her life takes her.




View all my reviews

Feb 24, 2020

{Cover Reveal} The Second Time Around by Jessica Prince

Title: The Second Time Around
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Hope Valley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 9



Tessa Day had clung to the notion of a once-in-a-lifetime love for as long as she could remember. Then, one chance encounter led her to the man of her dreams. After a whirlwind romance that could only be described as something out of a fairytale, she gave her heart to her other half, only to have him throw it back like it meant nothing.
Bryce Dixon was known as the care-free funny guy with a heart of gold. But it was all a façade. For more than ten years, he’d been holding on to guilt that was slowly eating him alive. He blamed himself for things in his past, and as punishment for his sins, he walked away from the only woman he’d ever loved.
But when Tessa shows up in Hope Valley, Bryce begins to think that maybe he’s been given a second chance. However, when danger comes calling, he soon discovers he’s in for the fight of his life. Not only does he have to protect the woman who holds his heart, but he also has to convince her that he can get things right the second time around.

Goodreads

Pre-Order Today! Releasing March 9th!
Read for FREE with KindleUnlimited

Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide


Visit Hope Valley
a series of interconnected, standalone romances

Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Out of My League
Amazon US | Amazon Universal

Come Back Home Again
Amazon US | Amazon Universal

The Best of Me
Amazon US | Amazon Universal

Wrong Side of the Tracks
Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide

Stay With Me
Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide

Out of the Darkness
Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide

The Second Time Around
Amazon US | Amazon Worldwide




Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
Sign up for Jessica’s Newsletter









Feb 21, 2020

{Blog Tour: Promo} Angry God by L.J. Shen


Angry God - BT banner
“Once again, L.J. Shen has blown me away with a hauntingly beautiful, angst-driven, emotionally charged romance that will stay with me long after the last page. A must read for 2020.”
--Siobhan Davis, USA Today bestselling author

Angry God eBook Cover

Angry God, an all-new beautiful and dark new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!


Vaughn Spencer.
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.
Angry God is a stand-alone, DARK High School Romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.
AVAIL NOW BANNER
Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/AGLJShen
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/38HbfWt
Amazon Audible: https://amzn.to/37x5edq
Add ANGRY GOD to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/35oUOMC

Excerpt


“How good are you at keeping secrets, Lenora Astalis?” His voice wrapped around my neck like a noose.

I wanted to cough. I needed to cough. He terrified me. I hated him with the heat and passion of a thousand blazing suns. He made me feel like a scaredy cat and a snitch.

“Oh, yes. If you’re coward enough to pretend you’re asleep, you’re good enough to keep a secret. That’s the thing about you, Astalis. I can smash you into dust and watch your grains dance at my feet. My little circus monkey.”

I might’ve hated Vaughn, but I hated myself more for not standing up to him. For not opening my eyes and spitting in his face. Clawing his unnaturally blue eyes out. Taunting him back for all the times he’d taunted all of us at Carlisle Prep.

“By the way, your eyelids are moving,” he said drily, chuckling.

He straightened up, his finger making a brief stop at the base of my spine. He snapped his fingers, making a breaking sound, and I nearly jumped out of my skin, letting out a gasp. I squeezed my eyes tighter, still pretending to sleep.

He laughed.

The bastard laughed.

Was he sparing me for the time being? Was he going to check in on me from now on? Retaliate if I opened my mouth? He was so unpredictable. I wasn’t sure what my life would look like in the morning.



LJ Shen prof pic
About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.


Connect with L.J. Shen
Stay up to date with L.J. Shen by signing up for her mailing list:

Feb 10, 2020

{Sneak Peak} Angry God by L.J. Shen




“The artistry that L.J. Shen is gifted with blows me away every single time, but Angry God was a whole new dimension.”
- Amo Jones, USA Today bestselling author 


Angry God, an all-new standalone new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming February 18th, and we have the FIRST SNEAK! 


We were told we were a cut above the rest, the future of artists all over the world. We had the talent, the status, the money, and the opportunity. But if we were silver, Vaughn Spencer was gold. If we were good, he was brilliant. And when we shone? He gleamed with the force of a thousand suns, charring everything around him. 
It was like God had carved him differently, paid extra attention to detail while creating him. His cheekbones were sharper than scalpel blades, his eyes the palest shade of blue in nature, his hair the inkiest black. He was so white I could see the veins under his skin, but his mouth was red as fresh blood—warm, alive, and deceiving. 
He fascinated and infuriated me. But just like everyone else, I kept my distance from him. He wasn’t here to make friends. He’d made that clear by never attending the food hall or any of the social functions. 
Another thing Vaughn had and I didn’t? My father’s admiration. I didn’t know why the great Edgar Astalis fawned over some boy from California, but he did, nonetheless. 
Papa said Vaughn was going to do something special. That one day, he would be Michelangelo big. I believed him. 
And so, I hated Vaughn.

Add ANGRY GOD to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/35oUOMC

Be notified first when Angry God is live: http://bit.ly/36MnmAQ


Synopsis: 
Vaughn Spencer.
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.





Feb 7, 2020

{Cover Reveal} Angry God by L.J. Shen

“A top 2020 read hands down.”

--Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

Angry God, an all-new angst-filled new adult standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming February 18th and we have the smoking hot cover!

AngryGodBookCover6x9_MEDIUM
Vaughn Spencer.
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.
Add ANGRY GOD to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/35oUOMC
Be notified first when Angry God is live: http://bit.ly/36MnmAQ
Cover designed by: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Model: Emilio Flores
LJShen
About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.
Connect with L.J. Shen
Stay up to date with L.J. Shen by signing up for her mailing list:

Jan 31, 2020

{Cover Reveal} Creole Kingpin by Meghan March

About Creole Kingpin:
New York Times bestselling author Meghan March goes back to New Orleans and the world of Lachlan Mount with a dangerous and bold new anti-hero. 
The thing about ghosts is they’re supposed to stay dead. 
That’s exactly what I am, but I can’t stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year.
We’ve already got fifteen of those between us.
As it stands, she’ll want to kill me as soon as she lays eyes on me. And knowing her, she’s completely up to the task.
But I’m a man on a mission, and I’ve got everything riding on this.
So, here I come, Magnolia. This ghost is ready for whatever you got.
After all, there’s only one way I want this to end—’til death do us part.
PREORDER LINKS
**GOOGLE PLAY coming soon!!

Jan 15, 2020

{Blog Tour: Review} The Fight for Forever by Meghan March

The Fight for Forever by Meghan March
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Suspense
The Fight for Forever (Legend Trilogy Book 3)
The Fight for Forever (Legend Trilogy Book 3)
by Meghan March4.74 · 312 Ratings · 215 Reviews

BLURB:

You can only keep what you can protect.

That’s all I’ve ever known. It’s the way I’ve lived my life.

Now, everything I never knew I needed is at risk, and I’m not letting anyone take it from me.
I won’t let anyone take her from me.
They say love is a battlefield, so I’m ready for war.

This time, it’s the fight for forever.

The Fight for Forever is the third book in the Legend Trilogy and should be read after The Fall of Legend and House of Scarlett.

REVIEW:

Can I just say how much I love all of March's series, each book I'm always left on the edge of my seat until the final installment and her characters, just when I think I couldn't love a character more, another one pops in and seats the leader spot. Mount still may hold my top spot, but Legend is seriously a runner up.

The Fight for Forever picks up where book two left off. Legend (Gabriel) and Scarlett are put in a tough situation when Gabriel's past is standing right in front of them and put's their whole plan to save his club into a whirlwind.

Scarlett and Legend are such a fantastic duo, they go through a lot in the first two books, testing their relationship, testing how their pasts and families ties make thing difficult, and how even though they live such different lives, a connection and spark like they have can't be denied. No matter what Legend was determined to get his life straight, to keep Scarlett safe and to give her 100% of himself, and I absolutely loved that. Scarlett grew, she became stronger and less afraid of what people thought, especially her horrible father, she found her independence as well as find how much Legend gave her the strength to do that.

Overall I loved this story, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The big fight scene had me squirming and super worried for my duo. I loved that Crey, super hot billionaire and another huge favorite alpha came into the picture a little more and he really made me fall for him all over again. I see a re-read in the future for this man. And can I just say how much I love Scarletts BFFs, her girls were so supportive and her sister Flynn was such a thrill. I want to get a little more backstory on each and every one of them too. Especially Mallory with her sports star man, they have a story! I also adored Bump and Q, these guys were all about helping their guy Legend and were such great secondary characters, I adored Bump and he's connection to Scarlett and how they all came a big family.

I can't wait to see what next and hope like all the series that Legend and Scarlett pop back in now and then to give us an update!! Way to go March, you did it again!



View all my reviews


Add to your Goodreads TBR:


Where to buy:
Google Play: 
http://bit.ly/37qt22M

About the author:

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

Sign up for Meghan's newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: http://meghanmarch.com/subscribe