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M. Leighton is an author that I must read every time she releases a book! She has faced a few tough times in the last few years and you can really feel it while reading her most recent work. The Way We Burn was devastatingly beautiful... and I couldn't put it down!
Title: The Way We Burn
Author: M. Leighton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: June 24th 2018

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Irresistible attraction. Unimaginable danger.

I knew from the moment Noah Williamson walked into the diner that he was haunted—deeply haunted—but I couldn’t resist the lure of him. He was gorgeous and fascinating and mysterious, and like a delicate moth to a brilliant blue flame, I was drawn to him. Drawn to his fire.

But if I’d known about his job, about what happened to his wife, I’d have run the other way. Before I got caught up in the red-hot blaze of his life. Before everything in my world got burned to the ground.

It’s too late to run now. I hesitated and that was it. I fell. I fell for him before I knew there was danger in loving him.

Noah once told me that this is the way we burn—together or not at all. At the time, I didn’t know what that meant.

Now I do.

I've read a lot of Michelle Leighton's books, but her recent work has been more emotional and more touching than ever. She has taken it to a whole other level with The Way We Burn. It seemed to be a sweet romance, but once I understood how much Noah had lost, I was devastated!

The storyline unravelled slowly as I was introduced to both Noah and Poppy. Noah was the quiet, broody guy who came to the diner every day. He sat in Poppy's area because they he liked her, and she seemed to be drawn to him as well. Poppy was very shy, but was grateful that she saw Noah everyday, and was shocked when he asked her on a date. I enjoyed seeing their connection grow, and how they slowly opened up to one another and took the next step.

There were a few twists thrown in that had me on edge and add in a touch of suspense, which kept me eagerly flicking the pages! There was also a moment that had me wondering... and later in the book I realised I was on the right track!

Overall, this story was put together perfectly! The love was amazing, but the loss... gut wrenching! How the whole book wrapped up was still a little sad, but it was perfect, just what these two needed – a way to be happy in the future! Well done Michelle! You know how to blow my mind!


Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***


This was a sweet first kiss for Noah and Poppy!

Wordlessly, he watches me. Seconds pass. Or days. I can’t be sure which. Time ceases to exist, to even matter when he looks at me.
A few achingly slow heartbeats thump by before he tilts his head and leans in, softly brushing his lips over mine.
Finally. I exhale the breath I’d been holding. I was so nervous, I don’t think I’ve breathed since I opened my door.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a rarely ever comfortable speaking about herself in the third person, but here goes. Michelle is a former nurse who has always harbored a passion for the written word, a weakness for alpha males, and a profound love of all things romantic. Never in her wildest dreams did this Yankee-turned-Southerner imagine her life as it is today. She has the best job in the world, a husband who treats her like a princess, and a dog that's so smart she may one day write a novel, too. You can often find Michelle hidden away in her cave, crafting a new story, or out in the sunshine enjoying some quiet time with her man. Movies, wine, and good food are frequently thrown into the mix, and exercise on days that start with Q. She loves laughter, chocolate, the color red, and you can find out more about her at www.mleightonbooks.com. Sign up for her newsletter here: http://smarturl.it/MLeightonNews
She promises not to spam your inbox:)





Other Reviews from M. Leighton
The Dandelion
Dashing through the Snow
Levi's Blue
The Empty Jar 
The Beautiful Now
Tall, Dark, and Dangerous
Strong Enough #1
Tough Enough #2
Brave Enough #3
Pocketful of Sand
Pretty Series
Wild Ones Series 
Bad Boys Series
Madly Series
Madly #1
Madly and Wolfhardt #2 





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I thought that Everless was Amazing! I was quickly swept away in this new world, with all it's twists and turns! I need the next book now! Too bad I have to wait for it 😭
Title: Everless
Author: Sara Holland
Series: Everless #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: January 4th 2018

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In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

I haven't read a fantasy book in a little while and I'm so glad I decided to jump back into the genre by picking up Everless! I was blown away with the world building, the intriguing characters and the plot twists! It was a splendid read, that had me on edge throughout the entire journey!

Jules was a character I really loved; she put her life on the line to try and save her father. She put herself in a dangerous position, even though her father didn't want her to go. She was a selfless, determined and kind hearted girl, who saw the best in those around her. She sought after answers when her life was thrown into turmoil, endeavouring to learn more about herself and her past.

There were numerous characters that I enjoyed meeting throughout Jules' journey, all of whom impacted her in some way. She formed meaningful relationships with people who helped her in tough times. Then there were the Gerling brother's: Roan, whom she loved as a child, and Liam was dark and broody, that chased her and her father away all those years ago. When the Queen and her entourage arrived, they certainly had me guessing to their motives!

The plot was fabulous, packed with interesting twists and turns! The way blood is used as currency in this world, really was an interesting component in the story! The magical side was entertaining and I'm really looking forward to seeing Jules develop into a stronger person of power!

Sara Holland... I tip my hat to you! For her first novel she has found a fan in me! Everless was a magnificent and addictive read that I adored! Once I opened the cover (which I love, by the way, and am so glad I have in the paperback), I was reading it every spare moment I could! Those last few chapters, I devoured quickly and I know I'll have to re-read them a little slower! I am excited for the next book, I need to know what happens next... I cannot wait!
I have a couple of quotes today... things were getting interesting toward the end of the book, I tell ya!

“Ina,” I say again. “Do you love her?”
Roan blinks. Swallows. He takes a step closer to me, close enough that I can smell the scent of pine that clings to his skin. No trace of either lavender or rosewater today. He takes a deep breath that has the hint of a shudder in it.
“No," he says finally. “I don't.”
I’m frozen, stunned. I can’t move, not even when Roan reaches out and closes my hand in his.
“You’re here,” he says haltingly. “You're here, and I missed you, and I . . . I can’t see Ina anymore, not like I used to. Not when I know you‘re at Everless.” He steps even closer. I can feel the heat of him, his breath stirring my hair.

Paperback Page 312

“You cannot stay at Everless," he says.
“I know," I spit. The beginnings of furious, confused tears brew in my throat. “But tell me. If you’ve got proof now that I broke into the Vault, why not just have me bled? If you hate me so much, why get rid of me this way?”
This seems to take Liam aback, if only for a moment. He blinks, raises one hand to fiddle nervously with the clasp of his cloak.
“I don’t hate you, Jules,” he says, voice uneven. “But don’t you understand? You’re in danger."

Paperback Page 319

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Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. EVERLESS is her debut novel.

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May was a busy month... I turned 40! We had a small party at our new place, and as it started to get cold, he had a big fire. I was happy to have so many friends and family around to celebrate with me.
I also celebrated Mother's Day, and went to lunch with my Hubby and the kids.
We also went to the V8 Supercars in Winton. We all love to watch the fast cars ping around the track, so  It's always good to see it in person instead of watching it on TV!
My eldest nephew turned 18! Where has that time gone? So you can imagine that we celebrated in style with a fire and a few beverages! 😜
And Finally... we got a new addition to our family. Everyone meet Maggie!

Blogging/Reading... last month I was able to keep up, so I scheduled a lot of posts for May, but this month I didn't have a lot of time to read... so as you can imagine, June is going to be a little light on posts, but I should pick up in July! 

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These are the books I've picked up over the past month!
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Naomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book ReviewerBought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
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I could wait to get more Magnus! The hot as hell and carefree prince that I met in The Swedish Prince! I was sooooo looking forward to someone taming his wild ways!
Title: The Wild Heir
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 16th 2018

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A ROYAL STANDALONE ROMANCE from the NYT Bestselling Author of The Pact, Bad at Love & The Swedish Prince

At first glance I probably seem like any good-looking guy in their late twenties. I have an obscene amount of confidence, a tattooed body sculpted by the Nordic gods, and I love the ladies as much as they love me.

If I’m not BASE jumping or car racing, I’m chasing other devious thrills with the woman of the week. And that’s fine if you’re the average single guy.
But I'm not the average single guy.

​I’m Crown Prince Magnus of Norway and my latest scandal just landed my entire royal family in hot water.

Now the only way the monarchy can save face is for me to smarten up – publicly. If I don’t, I’ll no longer be heir apparent to the throne. So it’s either I abdicate my future role as King or…
I get married.
To a blue-blooded stranger.

Enter Princess Isabella of the tiny country of Liechtenstein.

Quiet, intelligent, and uniquely beautiful, Ella doesn’t like this arrangement any more than I do and she’s not afraid to show it. She says I’m a womanizer, that I don’t take anything seriously, that my ego should be taken down a few pegs, and I think she aims to make me miserable for the rest of my life.

But even as our arranged marriage becomes a war of wit and words, I’m determined to break through Ella’s prim and proper façade to find the wild​, sexual​ and risk-taking woman underneath. I want to uncover the Queen inside her.

The only question is – will she let me?

**The Wild Heir is a standalone royal romance and a spinoff of The Swedish Prince but it is not necessary to read that book beforehand as The Wild Heir is about different characters**

Ever since meeting Magnus in The Swedish Prince I have wanted to know what made him tick! He was the confident, cocky Prince that was always ready to party. However in The Wild Heir, that partying prince soon realises that he needs to rein it in and find himself a bride.

I loved seeing the change in Magnus; he knew that he got himself into trouble, and was willing to step up to repair the damage that he'd done. Although the plan scared the crap out of him, more so than jumping off a cliff, he was willing to do it, not only for himself, but his family too.

The perfect choice for him was Ella! I loved how she came in to their initial meeting and was determined not to fall for his charm. She knew he was a playboy and an adrenalin junky Prince, but she was willing to stand her ground. She was a sweet girl, that I adored because she wasn't one to back down and really challenged Magnus.

The more time that Magnus and Ella spent together, you could see this unconventional pairing was turning into something real. They supported one another through a few tough times, and the chemistry was smoking!

Again I love the way Karina Halle is mastering these lighter reads. I've fallen for each of the couples so far and I am dying for more! I damn well hope we get King Aksel's story next! I need to know more about him! 
*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***


Two swoons today, the first one made my heart melt, the second on is fun and flirty!

“... when I see you, you’re all I see.” I stare down at her lips. “I know that doesn’t sound like much, but to me, it means everything. You’re starting to mean everything to me.”

Kindle Arc Loc 3122

“What happened to the old Magnus?”
I stiffen. “The fun one?”
“You’re still the fun one. I mean the man-child. I only now see the man.”
I lean down and rub my lips along hers. “Oh, I’ll show you the man, all right.”

Kindle Arc Loc 4687
Originally inspired by YA Bound
Karina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.





Other reviews featuring Karina Halle 
The Swedish Prince
Smut
The Debt




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Since I'm running behind, I'm doing a few weeks of catch up... here is April!

April was the month my eldest child turned 13! Jord's is definitely becoming a little adult. She celebrated by having a few friends over and going out for lunch and mini golf! They had the best time!


Football/netball season has started again, so our weekends have been taken over by our sports once again!

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These are the books I've picked up over the past month!
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Naomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book ReviewerBought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
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The second book in Katie McCoy's Rascal series is now out! Wingman was a fun ad flirty read that I devoured when I could! You need to meet Chase and Kelsey, as well as the rest of the gang! 
Title: Wingman
Author: Katie McCoy
Series: Rascals #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 25th 2018

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Chase McKenna is the hottest bartender in the city… and he knows it. Sexy, charming, and abs for days? It’s no wonder every girl who walks through the doors is panting for him.

Except me.

I’m stuck crushing on my perfect boss, who has zero idea I’m even alive. I need a plan to catch his attention… and who better to teach me the tricks of seduction than Mr. Panty—Dropper himself?

The rules are simple: no strings, no stress, and definitely no feelings. But it turns out, Chase is way more than I bargained for, and as for the sparks flying between us…?

You can’t teach chemistry like this.

Soon, we’re throwing our lesson plan out the window — and our clothes right after it. We’re breaking all the rules, and my heart’s on the line, but now I’m wondering…

Must all good flings come to an end?

I was looking for a fun light-hearted read, and when Wingman popped up on my Kindle App, I had to read it immediately! It was fun and sexy, and I could see from a mile away these two would be good together! Now, Wingman is the second book in the Rascals series, and although I haven't read the first book, it didn't affect the way this book was written, it just made me want to go back and read the first book to get to know Alex and Emerson a little better.

Kelsey sounds like she's a little on the plump side, and has curves in all the right places. She's a character that a lot of readers could relate to, and has an open and bubbly personality. I like that she had a goal and talked Chase into helping her land her “dream guy”.

Chase was a bit of a player, but I liked that we got to see why he was that way. His story made him a little vulnerable and I could understand why he acted the way he did. I liked seeing him open up a little to Kelsey, and developed a sweet connection with her.

Chase and Kelsey were a lot of fun to read about, and I enjoyed seeing their training turn into something more. Although they both had different goals from this plan, neither of them would have thought they would find happiness together. It's not always smooth sailing and I just hoped they would fight for one another.

This isn't the first Katie McCoy book that I have read, but I think it's my favourite so far. I liked getting to know all the characters and enjoyed watching the connection between Kelsey and Chase grow. I love that they have a good support network of friends around them, although I'm not a fan of Kelsey's mother... I am looking forward to coming back to this world, hopefully soon!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***


This was a good moment between Kelsey and Chase, although I could see that it meant more to him!

“Hey, hey, come here.”
I stopped pacing and let him take my hands. “You need to relax,” he told me.
“How can I relax?” I demanded. “You don’t know what it’s like.”
“You’re right,” he said. “But the only way you’re going to get better at something is through practice.”
“What are you talking about?” I asked.
In response, he kissed me.

Kindle Arc Loc 855
Originally inspired by YA Bound
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St.Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.





Other reviews featuring Katie McCoy
Hot Bachelor





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The second book in Roni Loren's The Ones Who Got Away series was released last month. I'm a bit slow reading and reviewing this one, but I finally got the job done! It wasn't a bad read, not exactly mind blowing, but still a good romantic read.
Title: The One You Can't Forget
Author: Roni Loren
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 5th 2018

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Most days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter...
The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn't deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she's thrown herself into her work. She can't dwell if she never slows down.

Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca―the attorney who helped his ex ruin him―his simple life gets complicated.

Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca's secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other.

I actually haven’t read anything by Roni Loren before, and when I came across a review of this book I thought I had to give it a try! It was intense at times, as the characters face dangers both in the present and the past, but it was beautiful to see these troubled characters find love.

Rebecca is basically a workaholic; the only time she has off she spends it with her friends or at home. Her past was holding her back a lot, I thought, as well as her father, pushing her to succeed. When Wes reappears in her life, she tried to keep him at arms length, but soon it became hard to deny their connection.

I really liked Wes, and I was sad that he'd lost so much, all due to a misunderstanding. I liked that he had somewhat, found his feet, and had plans to achieve his goals. He really was a sweet guy and treated Rebecca well, and encouraged her to do more outside of work.

The One You Can't Forget was a good read, but didn't blow me away as I'd hoped. I found it hard to connect with Rebecca, and I couldn't comprehend why a 31 year old adult would allow her father to control her life like he did. She seemed to see the world too black and white, which really frustrated me. I did enjoy the alternating perspectives though, so I could understand each characters hesitations and the troubles they went through. For my first Roni Loren read, it was ok.
I had a little giggle at this moment between Wes and Rebecca.

“I know. I just… I guess I like the way you look at me now.”
He lifted a brow. “And how’s that?”
A small smile appeared. “Like you’re always right on the edge of trying to convince me out of my clothes.”
He laughed. “That’s totally true. That’s pretty much a constant state when I’m around you. I’m obviously not doing a good job of masking it.”
“Don’t,” she said. “I like it. I’m not used to someone looking at me like that.”
“It’s not going to change, Bec. If that’s what you’re worried about. Your scars don’t scare me. They’re part of you. And to be honest, I’m really more of an ass man than a leg man anyway. And yours…is top-notch, lawyer girl. Grade A.”

Kindle Arc Loc 2814

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. She holds a master’s degree in social work and spent years as a mental health counselor, but now she writes full time from her cozy office in Dallas, Texas where she puts her characters on the therapy couch instead. She is a two-time RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.



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Hi all! I am running sooooo far behind on posts, that I thought it was time to play catch up. So over the next few weekends I'm going to catch up on my Monthly Wrap Up's and hopefully get back to date! 

So, life wrap up...
In March was my 16th Wedding anniversary! We celebrated by having a kid free weekend at the Towong Picnic Races! (A small horse racing event) It was nice to get away!
The kids participated in the local Fun Run, Jord's was the first female back in the 5km... not bad for a 12 year old!
Our little puppy ate rat bait... so it was touch and go, but she survived! 



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A couple of ebooks for 99c!
A couple of little goodies I acquired!




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Chantal Fernando has a new biker series, and I am so excited to get my hands on it! The first book is out now and the next two are coming in quick succession, so dive into this immediately people!
Title: Ace of Hearts
Author: Chantal Fernando
Series: The Cursed Ravens MC #1
Genre: Romance
Published: June 11th 2018

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The New York Times bestselling author of the “swoonworthy and addicting” (Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author) Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series is back with more bad boy bikers in this first novel in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series.

Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.

Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.

As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.

My first introduction to Chantal Fernando's writing was the Wind Dragons MC series, and I have continued to enjoy each book that she has published. This new biker series has been entertaining too, and I've loved getting to know new characters, as well as getting a small glimpse of a character from the first series!

Right from the opening chapter where Erin walks into the Cursed Ravens MC I knew she was going to be a character I was going to enjoy reading about. She was willing to go after what she wanted and would stand up for herself when needed. She formed long term friendships quickly and fell into the MC world easily.

Ace was the typical biker that I expected him to be. He was tough and intimidating, and he knew what he wanted as soon as he laid eyes on Erin. It was amusing seeing him struggle with his connection with Erin as she was supposed to be left alone, but he realised he couldn't fight his heart!

I really enjoyed being in this world. It was good to see that Erin continued to have a good relationship with her family and kept her previous friendships while still making new friends. I like that the Cursed Ravens MC aren't as bad as some out there, but I'm still not 100% sold on them being so good. Chantal Fernando always creates characters that I want to know more about. The world feels realistic and her writing is so fluent and easy to get lost in. I saw a glimpse of a character that was introduced in the Wind Dragons MC series, and I'm hoping we get to know more about her soon!


Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***


These two were so good together, the connection was definitely there from the very beginning!

He gently pushes me back into my room and closes the door behind us, this time pressing the lock.
“Is that what this is? Connection?” he asks me, sounding doubtful.
Before I can reply though, he lowers his head, cupping my cheeks in his warm, rough palms, and kisses me. Gentle at first, soft and sweet. Unsure. All that soon changes as we melt into the kiss, his lips becoming demanding, greedy. His tongue slips inside my mouth, and his hands move from my face to my waist, pulling me closer. I moan as he dips me back, my back arching, like in a romantic movie. His thumbs caress my hips, and I’m lost in the sensations.

Kindle Arc Loc 970
Originally inspired by YA Bound
New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.




Other reviews featuring Chantal Fernando
Conflict of Interest series
Breaching the Contract #1
Seducing the Defendant #2
Wind Dragons MC series 
Dragon's Lair #1
Arrow's Hell #2
Rake's Redemption #4
Wild Ride #4.5
Wolf's Mate #5
Last Ride #5.5
Maybe series
Maybe This Time #1





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If Jana Aston writes a book, there is a fair chance I'm going to get it! I love her amusing romances and billionaires falling for young virgins! I cannot wait for what she delivers next!
Title: Good Girl
Author: Jana Aston
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 13th 2018

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I’ve always been a good girl.
I work hard, I follow the rules, I always achieve my goals.

But sometimes good girls want things that aren’t good for them.
Or someone who isn’t good for them.
Like their new boss.

And sometimes they do very bad things to get his attention.
Like sell their virginity in an auction.

Who knew he’d be so very, very mad?
Maybe this was not my best laid plan…

Freakin' Jana! She has nailed it once again with Good Girl! It was a hilarious and quirky read that I devoured so quickly I will need to read it again! I love the humour that she injects into her reads and the sizzling chemistry between her characters!

Ahhh, Lydia... the nerdy 22 year old virgin. After running into Rhys and he kisses the hell out of her, she wants him to be her first! She was a different girl through school, but I think it was because she was more focused on doing the best she could and boys didn't come into the picture. So it was amusing to see how different she was when she was fighting for a guy she wanted and she set Rhys up! He was unsure of what he wanted, and it was definitely a push/pull relationship in the beginning until she forced him to decide.

Now lets talk about Rhys; the rich and sexy-as-hell-man who made my toes curl every time he was near Lydia. He knew what he wanted, didn't think he should have it, but took it anyway! I loved his dirty talk, his bossiness and the way he took control. It was good to see inside his head, and why he was struggling with his feelings for Lydia.

I just loved this book and read it so quickly! Even though the situation was well and truly out of the norm, it was still hilarious to read about! I enjoyed the building chemistry between these characters and that they both had good friends they could rely on when needed (or not needed sometimes!). Jana Aston knows how to deliver a funny and sexy read that will always have me coming back for more! Let's just hope that we return to this world!

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***


These two were so fun to read about. You'll see the chemistry and the humour in this snippet!

Rhys has rounded the bar while I babbled and now he's stopped directly in front of me. He places a finger under my chin and tilts my head up, placing a soft kiss on my lips.
"Why are you doing this to me?" he whispers in my ear. He doesn't seem so mad anymore.
"Is it happening right now? Are we doing the sex?"
"We're most definitely doing the sex," he confirms and takes my hand in his.

Kindle Loc 1549
Originally inspired by YA Bound
Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. 

Jana's work has appeared on the NYT, WSJ and USA Today bestsellers list, some multiple times. She likes multiples.



Other reviews featuring Jana Aston
Sure Thing
Wrong Series
Wrong #1
Right #2
Fling #2.5
Trust #3









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