Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Release Day Review: Code Name: Ghost (Jameson Force Security, #4) by Sawyer Bennett

Code Name: Ghost (Jameson Force Security, Book #5)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: June 30, 2020

  
I knew the risks of this job when I signed on with Jameson Force Security. Knew my time as a marine would prepare me for the danger I would face. But no amount of training could have ever prepared me for the helplessness of watching my teammates die, the agonizing mental and physical pain of torture, or the despair of captivity.

Returning home to Pittsburgh following a mission gone wrong, I am riddled with guilt and haunted by nightmares. I spend my days trying to regain the parts of myself I lost in that desert, the pieces that made me the Malik Fournier I once was. While the physical effects of my torture are fading, the emotional ones are proving much more stubborn and I find solace from the last person I should ever seek such comfort.

Anna Tate lost even more than I did in that mission. Now a widow and a single mom to the daughter she gave birth to shortly after her husband’s death, Anna offers me comfort I don’t deserve. As my feelings for Anna grow, I worry that once she learns the truth about what happened, she’ll turn her back on me.

I pull her to me just as tightly as I push her away. Hoping this forbidden love will save me from the ghost I’ve become.

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What I thought about Codename:Ghost

The book starts with the rescue of Malik Fornier, one of the Jameson Security operatives that has been missing for a number of months after a mission gone very wrong.  He's been tortured during that time and recurperates at his parent's home in Canada.  

He's soon ready to return to Jameson and get back out in the field, but he has to tell Anna Tate how sorry he is for the loss of her husband on the same mission.  Anna has gotten a few months head start on her healing, thanks to the company doc on staff just for these kinds of situations.  Malik and Anna soon find that their past history binds them together in a way they didn't expect.  

There's very low conflict in this story, and I'm not even sure that I'd call this a romantic suspense as the action is reserved for Malik's rescue early on in the story.  It's a quieter story than any of the others in the series, but that's okay.  Malik and Anna are great together, and Kynan plays a big role in bringing them together and helping them find their happiness. 

Overall, a great way to bring closure to this storyline.  Followers of this series will be happy to see Malik and Anna get their HEA after all they've been through. The book also works as a standalone.

An ARC was provided. This is my honest review.



 About the Author:
   

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs. If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup). 

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Monday, June 29, 2020

5 stars for Harbor (Beards & Bondage #3) by Rebekah Weatherspoon



Betrayed and set adrift…

Months before she’s set to walk down the aisle, assistant district attorney Brooklyn Lewis suffers an unthinkable loss. It’s bad enough her fiancĂ© is violently taken from her, but along with her grief she must also process the fact that the man of her dreams was unfaithful. Friends and family want to see her heal, but Brooklyn doesn’t know how to move on from trauma and deception until she discovers she’s not the only one broken by this tragedy.

A light in the storm…

Attorney Vaughn Coleman and his partner Chris Shaw have also lost the love of their lives, who was found lifeless in the same bed as Brooklyn’s fiancĂ©, taken from them by the same killer.

Unmoored by grief, Brooklyn, Chris, and Vaughn fall into a relationship that both fulfills them and threatens to pull them under the waves of guilt, but they soon realize it may take the love of three people to bring their battered ships back to shore.

*This romance features a polyamorous relationship between two men and a woman, with BDSM overtones*

While this is a stand alone novel, there are additional characters featured in other stories. Reading order for the characters in this story: Haven, Sanctuary, Xeni, Harbor

 

If you're new to this trilogy, HAVEN & SANCTUARY are on sale this week for $2.99!

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What I thought about Harbor

Harbor begins with a brutal crime that leaves at least three people shattered in its wake. They find an uneasy comfort with each other, but the relationship is complicated with unresolved guilt, negotiation and understanding with new partners, and fear of public recrimination.

Now, here's the thing, I don't want to spoil it for you with too many details.  Part of the charm of this story is experiencing the ups and downs, the indecision and their collective heart-ache and recovery as they move past what happened to them.



There are so many reasons for Brooklyn to deny her feelings and desires for Vaugn and Shaw. I adored that their situation was fraught with questions as to should-they/shouldn't they, and the skillful way the author shows the inner workings and complexities of a polyamorous relationship. There are many hard conversations in Harbor, the ones that don't go easy or smoothly, like real-life conversations.  Not everything gets resolved like magic and I adored that about this story.

I was left with a super girl-crush on Brook.  She had an amazing sense of self that even she doesn't recognize at time, so smart and yet not afraid to be emotional, and she has a great sense of humor.  This is one of those books where I have tons of highlights because I related to the characters words and thoughts in so many places.     
 

I just really loved everything about this book. It's definitely on my favorites of 2020 list. Not only is this book steamy hot (did I mention that! So hot!), it contains some terrific conversations and problems that need nurturing to be solved. I'm going to admit  that these are characters that will stay with me for a few days.  Fantastic end to a terrific and unique series. 

An ARC was provided. This is my honest review.


About the Author

After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance to get her fix. She’s worked in various positions from library assistant, meter maid, middle school teacher, B movie production assistant, reality show crew chauffeur, D movie producer, and her most fulfilling job to date, lube and harness specialist at an erotic boutique in West Hollywood.

Her interests include Wonder Woman collectibles, cookies, cheesy pop music, football, American muscle cars, large breed dogs, PBS documentaries, cartoons, naps, and the ocean. If given the chance, she will cheat at UNO. She was raised in Southern New Hampshire, Rebekah Weatherspoon now lives in Southern California where she will remain for ever because she hates moving.

Her BDSM romance At Her Feet won the Golden Crown Literary Award for erotic lesbian fiction. Her novella FIT (#1 in the FIT Trilogy) won the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Erotica Novella and most recently SATED (#3 in the FIT Trilogy) was nominated for the the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Digital Erotic Romance.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cover Reveal:The One For Me (The Arrowood Brothers #3) by Corinne Michaels

New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels,
brings a new sweet and endearing love story to life in the
third STANDALONE in the Arrowood Brothers series.

The One For Me releases August 18, 2020!
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Photographer: Brian Kaminski

Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.
Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.
It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.
I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.
I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.
Then tragedy strikes ... changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.
I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go ...
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About Corinne:
Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
 
She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cover Reveal: The Devil's Crown - Part 1 by Monica James

 The Devil’s Crown-Part One
Series: All the Pretty Things Trilogy Spin-Off
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Model: Philippe Leblond
@philippe_leblond
Photographer: Ren Saliba @rensaliba
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein—Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Release date: July 21st 



I was feared.

Respected.

Worshiped.

But all of that changed when the impossible happened—I fell in love. Only those feelings weren’t reciprocated, because who could love a monster like me?

My empire crumbled. People died. I went from being a victorious leader to lurking in the shadows, planning revenge on my half-brother who now reigns in my place.

An orphanage is where I find sanctuary, but when she walks into my world and evokes a yearning I thought long dead, my demons are awakened and want what they can’t have—her. Sooner or later, I knew I’d need to feed the darkness inside me.

Mayhem, power, and control course through my veins. I will use them to regain my crown, my throne, and then claim her, despite what solemn vows she might’ve made.

I will break them…and her. 


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About the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.





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