Thursday, February 28, 2013

Caller of Light (by TJ Shaw)

Book Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars
Release Date: November 26, 2012

TJ Shaw did say she has a DRAFT second novel in this unnamed series. 
Look for it!


As a half-blood princess, CARINA MCKAY is considered an outsider. She’s not nobility, yet not a servant either. She’s not loved, but striving to find love. She’s not strong or respected, but more powerful and deserving of admiration than anyone knows. She’s an insignificant who lives in the background, but is destined to save the world.

KING MAREK DUNCAN has closed his heart to love after an arranged marriage withers to a bitter end. He seeks a mistress to continue his family line, and searches for the CALLER of LIGHT, the one who bonds mystical winged Critons to their riders.

Together, they unlock a love that binds them, a love that seals their souls to each other and gives them the strength to follow their hearts down the dangerous path the gods have ordained they follow. A love where legends are made of and legions follow into battle.


Caller of Light by TJ Shaw is a fantasy romance. The kingdoms and setting are fictional.

This is a good book.

There are mythical creatures called Critons. Without going into a lot of detail, Critons are similar to dragons. There are Criton riders and the riders can be bonded to their Critons for life. This bond is a sacred thing and can only be done by the Caller of Light. That's a good fantasy element I enjoyed throughout.

There are a few action/battle scenes and, again, I liked them. Heroine gets to show her skills, Hero gets to show his love, and the reader gets to have their jaw hit the floor thinking, "That won't really happen, right?" I'm not telling. :)

There are three Points of View. That was a bit strange, but mostly we only see the Hero and Heroine's thoughts. I could've done without the antagonist's. He or she was a bit juvenile (sorry, can't say who) and I feel that person’s motivations lessened the story. (It took this novel from a 4 star to a 3.75 star.)

EVERY good fantasy/other world novel has customs the characters adhere to (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc.) and this novel does. LOVE that. Great element and these customs were used to show the progression of Hero and Heroine's relationship.

Someone please tell me if I missed it, but how is a Mistress different from a Queen? It doesn't seem they are treated differently. Is it less respectful to become a Mistress?

But the whole fact that there is a mistress is another great thing about the Caller of Light.

I wished the Caller of Light element was used more. I somehow got the impression the plot would keep growing and show the Caller of Light in action. That didn't happen so there seemed a bit missing. (I didn't read blurbs or reviews of this novel beforehand. My impression came from the text.)

But if a book two or series is published I would read it if the action and plot revolve around the fantasy element with the romance. It’s a good book; I liked it.

To learn more about TJ Shaw and her upcoming releases see her website.

This review provided by Kristin Anders

Published by The Wild Rose Press
Disclaimer: I received an ARC, but could not get it to work on my eReader, 
so bought the novel from Amazon. Money well spent.
No compensation was received in exchange for this review.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Double Trouble in Paradise, Story #2 Pagan's Paradise (by Susan Connell)

Book Release Date: April 18, 2012
Book Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"Pagan's Paradise" is book Two of the Double Trouble in Paradise series
This eBook contains two novels

Read Musing Maddie's review of novel one here.

How are the sex scenes?
Sensual, but not explicit.
 “In a titillating tangle of arms and legs and writhing bodies, he moved in her and over her as he explored the mysteries of her moans and cries…”

How are the story lines?
Interesting and engrossing.

Would you read it again?

Back of the Book

In PAGAN'S PARADISE another ex-pat, this time putting his tuxedo to good use, is doing his best to keep a revolution from occurring. Jack Stratford has a plan that appears to be working until Joanna McCall shows up. She insists she's not leaving the country until her photography project for a children's charity is complete. Jack knows she's in danger and does what he must to keep her safe and, hopefully, send her home. Like that's going to happen! With a crusty jungle guide and a wacky Elvis impersonator why would anyone want to leave?


In Part 2 of Susan Connell’s Double Trouble in Paradise, Pagan’s Paradise, we follow the story of recently introduced swanky heart-throb, Jack Stratford. Cocky, confident, seductive and sexy Jack! Ms Connell sure knows how to write them!

Having recently flown into San Rafael from the US, innocent but talented portrait photographer, Joanna McCall, was determined to fulfill her responsibilities to charity group Lemon Aid, and capture the plight of the many innocent children suffering from poverty. She also wanted an adventure. When she first focused on hold-your-breath-handsome’ Jack Stratford through her camera’s lens, she was transfixed by his intense, pale blue eyed stare; his aura of self-assurance. But she had a job to do, and was determined not to be distracted. Until, fate brought them together. She didn’t expect his attraction, certain he only saw her as a generic man-protect-woman’ case. She knew he harbored deep secrets and was reluctant to open his heart. (but, at least he shared his prized stash of peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches and soda – that’s got to count for something!)

Jack had a secret he was forced to hide. In San Rafael for work, he was also attempting to mend a betrayed, broken heart. Joanna was like a breath of fresh air to his stale existence. All things about her captured his heart. Her humor, her courage, energy and beauty, both inside and out, were all facets that enraptured him. After only a brief time, he was surprised that he’d become so attached to her vital feminine force’. However, he wanted her out of San Rafael to protect her from the advancing political storm. Could he risk telling her the truth? Could they survive the truth?

Susan Connell knows her craft. Romantic Comedy is her strength. She writes beautifully, describing scenery sufficiently, without largess of words. With both finesse and eloquence, she creates tension with satisfying resolutions, and with clever, witty dialogue, her characters are funny and mischievous.
Are you drunk?” she asked, knowing the question would set their teasing banter in motion.”
“Would you take advantage of me if I were?” he asked, looking her up and down in a way that made her feel naked.”
She can also write passion!
Like a master working his brush on fresh canvas, he created fantasies in her consciousness that had her squirming to have them fulfilled.” “She took his breath away; from sweet seductress to willing lover, she was every woman he ever wanted…Provocative, passionate and more determined to please him than he ever dreamed.”

 I love her delicious, drool-worthy Heros!

The thing I enjoy most about her books is her humor, (she gives new meaning to getting down and dirty!) and the fact that each book elicits a blissful sigh at its conclusion! So, if you are in need of a fun, romantic romp, with a lick of suspense, pick up Double Trouble in Paradise. 

Learn more about Susan Connell and upcoming titles on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Double Trouble in Paradise, Story #1 Trouble in Paradise (by Susan Connell)

Book Release Date: April 18, 2012
Book Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"Trouble in Paradise" is book One of the Double Trouble in Paradise series
This eBook contains two novels

Read Musing Maddie's review of novel two here.
(to be published on 2/27/2013)

How are the sex scenes?
Sweet and sensual.
As he entered her, the petal-smooth centre of her body closed around him in a profusion of snug contractions. Glorying in her feminine rite of possession, he rolled to his other side, taking her with him…..This was their place in paradise.”

How are the story lines?
The multiple storylines are woven together well and engrossing.

Would you read it again?

Back of the Book

TROUBLE IN PARADISE features Reilly Anderson, a hotel owner (or is he?) on the edge of the rain forest, who must deal with a beautiful, determined guest wanting information Reilly can't give her. Allison Richards is not the type to give up so Reilly does what he must...even if it means playing an updated variation of Tarzan. Throw in a breast obsessed monkey, a village kid with attitude and let's get this party started! Near the end of this romantic comedy you'll meet the hero of the second book.


In book one of this wonderful duo, Trouble in Paradise, Susan Connell once again delights her readers with her richly humorous and heartfelt stories, sure to entertain and engross.

What would you expect would result between a lackadaisical, gorgeous, bare-chested Alpha male relaxing in a hammock in a Central American rainforest, and a suit clad, uptight Mortgage Advisor, on a mission to find her missing brother in law? From this author - Fun! Mischief! Simmering sexual tension!

Reilly Anderson was a man ostensibly unfazed by the crazy world in which he lived. He had a wicked sense of humor, and believed, upon meeting the assertive Allison Richards, that it was his job to de-stress her (or at times, distress her….or even de-dress her!) and quickly send her packing on the next plane back to the US.  She was unknowingly, in danger of destroying a vital, top-secret project, one month from completion. But, if he thought he could get this beautiful woman, whose confidence was able to bore 'into him with enough feminine energy to blitz every masculine circuit in his six-foot-two-inch frame' to retreat from her quest, he was sorely mistaken.

Allison Richard's life had been ordered, functional and safe. She was fiercely loyal, intelligent and passionate with a dry and snarky wit. She had thought she was simply on a mission to find her brother-in-law, last heard of in Reilly’s hotel. She thought her mission would be handled quickly and efficiently, returning her to the real world within days. That is, until she met the devilishly handsome and sexy Reilly Anderson. Her long neglected libido was quick to stand up and scream for this man.

Similarly, Reilly's desire was enflamed by this fearless and stunning woman. But he was hiding a secret. Would this secret destroy their fledgling fantasy-like romance? More importantly…..could she play Jane to his Tarzan??

Written eloquently in third person with rich dialogue and humor, the reader gained insight into each character’s thoughts and motivations. The mischievous shenanigans of the pet monkey, Puddin’Head, as well as the quirky antics of fellow hotel guests, kept serious moments light. With two passionate characters in Reilly and Allison, sexual tension was high. You will enjoy watching those flames catch fire!

When you need a sweet romance mixed with a dash of mystery; a sexy, hot Hero and spirited, witty heroine, grab yourself a Susan Connell book. She provides picturesque scenery to soak in, colorful supporting characters who delight, and comical stories to enchant. Double Trouble in Paradise will engage you if you need fun, naughty and nice!

Learn more about Susan Connell and upcoming titles on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Hopeless (by Colleen Hoover)

Book release date: December 19, 2012
Book Rating: 6 STARS

"Hopeless" is book one of the Hopeless series

How are the sex scenes?
Discrete, heart-felt, passionate and real.

How are the story lines?
Overwhelmingly poignant, deep and cleverly mysterious.

Would you read it again?

Back of the Book

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.


I am not really sure how to begin a review for a book that so touched my heart, made me laugh and cry, was so exceptional, that it makes me wonder if my review is actually necessary!

New York Times Best Selling Author (of three books within 12 months); Colleen Hoover, I am in awe. Hopeless, was incredible.

Hopeless ostensibly charts the life-altering journey of 18 year-old, high school senior Sky Davis, whose home-schooled existence to date, had left her bereft of, (yet not saddened by), the nasty antics of immature teenagers, and the social and technological world including the Internet. With the exception of the movies, boy-groping, and eye-opening offerings from her feisty & irreverent neighbor Six, her experience of the real world was limited. She was beautiful, stubborn, intelligent, witty and courageous, but also undeniably broken.

Fate seemed to bring handsome and mysterious Dean (Holder) and Sky together. Her presence was able to spark both life and confusion into Holder's world. This gorgeous young man, tattooed with the word ‘Hopeless’, was anything but. In fact, his maturity, contemplative and generous nature leapt from the pages, procuring my full admiration and love. He was brave, thoughtful, passionate. He was also heart broken. Two girls he loved - he'd lost.

Prior to Holder, Sky had cocooned herself in her safe bubble of numb existence. As Holder pried open her guarded soul with his thought provoking honesty and love, more than just passion and a desire to feel, arose. Disturbing images - long and safely buried - began to surface.

This is not your typical narrative of teenage angst and woe, but a compelling, unraveling of a mystery, so unpredictable, that you will be kept guessing to the very end. It was impeccably elegant in its prose, and refreshingly unique in its tale.

Sky of Holder

"I want him to lock his arms around me and throw away the key, because this is where he belongs..."
"His presence alone works wonders for a wounded soul."
“I know by the way his existence is like a magnetic pull on my heart, that if he ever hurts me again, I'll be far from just 'fine'. I'll be broken.”

Holder to Sky
“The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.”
"I'm not apologizing to you....because I don't want you to forgive me."
"You don't deserve words, Sky. You deserve actions."

Interspersed perfectly amidst the deeply moving story, was incredibly funny and heart warning banter between characters. “Who makes ceramic salt and pepper shakers fashioned out of small and large intestines?” Who indeed?! Every character received their proportionate air-time; their contribution enhancing, not detracting from the story.

There was no choice but to become consumed by Hopeless. Even in the name – it felt as though the cause for its title changed from being about a sad boy to a dedication to lost girls. It was a brilliant story about love, hope, betrayal, sadness, joy, courage, and survival. It's about the strength of two. "It's what happens when two people become one: they no longer only share love. They also share pain, heartache, sorrow, and grief. " Very poignant. Very apt. Very true.

You will laugh, cry, moan and sigh as you read this book. You will fall in love with the characters. You will be affected deeply. You will be silenced by the stunning conclusion. That's the phenomenal strength and caliber of Colleen Hoover's writing.

Should a sequel be written to Hopeless, I will unquestionably buy and devour it.

Learn more about Colleen Hoover and upcoming titles on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Ruining You by Nicole Reed

Book Release date:  January 26, 2013
Book Rating:  4 out of 5 stars 
Ruining You is book 2 in the series by Nicole Reed 

How are the Sex Scenes? 

How are the story lines?
Harrowing, sad and hopeful

Would you read it again?

Back of the Book 
For a girl who dared to tempt death, living is the only promise that matters now.  Jay’s life almost came to a forced end when her darkest secrets were revealed and the one who she chose to give her future to was ripped away. Now, everything she kept hidden is the topic of everyone’s conversation, and not all are sympathetic. Someone wants her horrific past to dictate her future, and another is determined to help her choose a different path.  In conclusion to Ruining Me, Kane and Rhye know that Jay is worth the fight, but waiting for her to find herself may ruin them all.


Ruining You by Nicole Reed started with a poignant question by a bruised and tattered Jay Stevenson, who had always believed handsome men would be her mythical knight in shining armor, her prince, her savior. "Why is it, if I wholeheartedly believed in the prince, that I didn't believe in the villain as well?" It set the direction for the book well. It was also such an appropriate question for Jay to resolve, to enable recovery. To see life as 'an endless road of journeys' , to learn to love herself, to heal - crucial. She didn't need to be rescued from the villains by the prince, but rather reconstruct her shattered soul, finding her own strength, her own rescue, but without her self-imposed isolation and silence.

The story picked up two months after Ruining Me's dramatic conclusion, and it was, in a word, harrowing. Yet, it was also hopeful. Once again, Jay oscillates between the men in her heart, providing angst, tension and frustration for the characters (and the reader I dare say!). I laughed, and cried through Jay's account, and then joined her in moaning lust of Kane. Again.

Nicole Reed's writing was flawless. Introducing gorgeous and wise Eli to the characters was just right, as was the time and attention given to other supporting cast. With unexpected twists and intense turns, especially near the end, the book demanded my complete attention from start to finish.

The journal entries were a brilliant touch adding to the somber yet insightful re-construction of Jay's heart- a propitious sign of recovery, and a hint to the chapter's content. The dreams - heartbreaking. Lighter moments were provided at appropriate times considering the darkness that continued to lurk in the shadows.

"I need to get my story out, not as punishment, but as victory for truth." Very apt. Jay - your courage and maturity won my heart.

This book would make an amazing movie. I'll definitely come back for more of Nicole Reed in the future.

Learn more about Nicole Reed and upcoming titles on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of The Submission of Alistair Ingram

 February 10, 2013
 Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

How is the sex?  
Amazing, erotic and romantic all in one 

How are the story lines?  

Would you read it again?  
Most definitely 

Back of the book:   
THE SUBMISSION OF ALISTAIR INGRAM is the first in a novella series from, where erotic tales from the Dolls & Doms private men’s club are told in weekly episodes.
Movie star Alistair Ingram strolled into Dolls & Doms private men's club in Las Vegas for his bachelor party and limped out with a torn shirt, red welts covering his chest and a broken engagement splashed all over the pages of every celebrity magazine in the country.A session with club Dominatrix, Black Betty, will do that to a man.With Alistair's manager breathing down his neck and Black Betty's abusive ex-husband alerted to where she's been hiding for the past ten years, there's only one thing to do:Lie.And get the hell out of Las Vegas.
But the real ruse is on Alistair and Black Betty, because despite both of their best efforts, they've gotten under each other's skin. Can their explicit dance of domination and submission end in anything other than disaster?

I asked for a copy of this book from the author because I had read a few episodes on her blog.  Dolls & Doms.  The author was gracious enough to send me a copy.  Needless to say, I bought the book once it was out.  This book is a keeper.

I loved Black Betty from the moment I met her.  I didn't think I could love her character more.  And then I got deeper into the book.  Black Betty and her demons are intriguing and grip you from the very moment you are introduced to her dominant ways.

Alistair Ingram is cocky and confident.  Until he meets Black Betty.  Never in his life did he think he needed or wanted to be submissive.  But then she enters his life.  And he can't seem to get enough.  And I couldn't get enough.  I couldn't put this book down.  The demons these two characters have to exorcise all while getting to know each other, was enthralling to watch.  As they fall deeper and deeper into each other they fall deeper and deeper out of their former selves.

I'm glad I requested this book because it's a damn good book and worth every moment of angst, hot sex and romance put into it.  Well done Kelli Maine, well done!

To find out more about Kelli Maine, find her on her website, Facebook and Twitter.  
She also has some amazing books out there in the Taken series - check those out here.  

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Enchanting Ella: In a Complicated Relationship with Many Fictional Characters

Fictional Book Boyfriends...... I have so many.  

Just when I think I can't find another great character, KABOOM!  I read another great book and fall in love with the Hero.  Being the week of Valentine's Day, so many other blogs have been posting about book boyfriends and our top lists of them.  

I quizzed a few of my reading pals with the following:

Me:  Ok girls - book boyfriends will be my topic for my blog this week so I need to bounce around some stuff. 1. What makes a top book boyfriend? 2. Would you say that the rocker, rebel tattoed bad boy or the suit man are most of your pictures or are you like me and all over the board? 3. Younger hero (Kellan or Rule) or more mature in life (Gideon or Aidan) 
1. Perfect book boyfriend is someone who is strong, yet sensitive. A great lover, kind and considerate to the woman's needs but strong enough to take charge.2. I have a mixture of pics to refer to, I have done bald tattooed rockers and some guys in smart suits, depends on the character really.3.  I like both a young hero like Kellan and a mature one like Aidan

Pidge:  I do think I like a more mature book boyfriend overall, though...Gideon, Christian, Ethan. They have to br sensitive to the female's needs -- in and out of the bedroom. I love a strong love and characters who feel incomplete without each other...I'm a sucker for a romance!!!!!!!!

So every book has a story that has the beginning, a middle and an end.  Throw in some great angst and you've got a good mix.  But without the Hero to fall in love with, it's not a true romance.  So many different books have opened up my eyes to new and different types of heroes.  For example, I just finished Rule by Jay Crownover.  I would have never in a million years thought that I could fall in love with a character full of tattoos who sports a purple mohawk.  But I did.  I so did.  Thanks to great writing skills and character development, I couldn't help but fall for Rule.  He's everything any red blooded American girl is searching for in a romance.  

So off I go again in search of more great book boyfriends.  Because after all, the search never really ends does it?  

What's your favorite type of hero?  

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Still curious?  Read her bio.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Someone To Love (by Addison Moore)

Amazon  ~  B&N
Book Release Date:  December 20, 2012
Book Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars
Series Rating:  Reviewer has not read them all 

How are the sex scenes?
Realistic, sensual, passionate, heartfelt and plentiful - eventually

How are the story lines?
They were well delivered, keeping some things a mystery, but others, not. Its almost as if there could be another book from all the side stories not resolved. I liked that

Would you read it again?

Personal Summary – Back of the Book 
What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, discover each other and begin a beautiful relationship, whilst hiding from the truth of their feelings and purposes? A train wreck.When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what, gorgeous, Cruise Elton offers.
Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion that never lasts, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So, Kendall devises a seat of the pants plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself, Garrison University’s own playboy.
Real feelings begin to emerge, and neither Kendall nor Cruise know how to classify them. Everything they once thought they knew is redefined as they discover, in one another, Someone to Love.

Someone to Love by Addison Moore was a New Adult Romantic Comedy set in East Coast’s Carrington, Massachusetts. It was the sort of book that kept me on edge throughout, as scenario after scenario kept rattling through my brain of possible complications. Through clever and insightful writing, conflict arose when I least expected it! I found it very difficult to put down.

The first thing you notice about delightful twenty year old Kendall Jordan was her terrific sense of humour. She was quick witted and goofy, which is (almost) the first thing that ‘the Adonis’ Cruise Elton noticed about her. (It’s only when you get to Cruise’s POV that you know for certain, that it was not her wit that drew him away from his ‘hormone happy harem’.) She genuinely had no idea of her beauty or desirability, and had innocence in relationships caused ostensibly by her jaded view of love, but, in reality stemmed from her wistful desire for true happiness and fulfilment. Having kept herself celibate throughout High School, she felt she was soon to enter the world of sexual exploration. And she wants it with ‘man-whore’ Cruise.

For Cruise, ‘Kenny’ was the “goddess…..with one hell of a banging hot bod”. This delectable specimen of sexy male presented as the carefree, sex-crazed twenty something year old graduate student, whose only care is for the next ‘bang’. However, he seemed forlorn, displaced; a wonderfully warm and earnest man desperately wanting light, love and magic, something he glimpsed in Kenny from their first conversation, and again in their first kiss. He quickly surmised that she was not the typical girl he picked up on his ‘nightly panty raids’. Suddenly, he wanted more. But, could he go through the ruse of teaching Kenny the ‘fine art of screwing her way around campus’ without offering or breaking his heart in the process?

Addison Moore has a brilliant way with words. “Cruise was the iron my marrow so desperately needed…….All of his formidable lust pours out like oil, spilling its riches right into my soul.” She captures the linguistic idiom of the generation perfectly, and through Kenny, made many humorous comebacks that had me frequently laughing out loud. As an example “I grab hold of his overeager member…..Obviously I should have paid more attention…when Lauren was sexually mishandling a banana. I glance down at it a moment. Ally was right. It sort of does look like a Storm Trooper sans the arms, and legs, and assault rifle.”

Cruise was more straight-forward - “Obviously sex with Kenny would kill me instantly. But what the hell, I say get the paddles ready boys…For a moment, I envision myself stretched out on a gurney with my dick smoking.”

Why not 5 stars? It’s hard to describe, but despite Someone to Love being predictable in its storyline, it was told well with descriptive language, and morsels of conflict overshadowing many sweet moments. In-fact, it was realistic, fun and hopeful. Being told in both Hero and Heroine’s POV was a plus. However, supporting characters and their sub-plots were introduced, but then their stories weren’t un-packed. I wonder whether there will be a sequel to expand upon those introduced. This made me question their relevance. In addition, at times, it felt as if parts of the scenes had been removed. (Cruise is badly beaten at the Bar, but there was no mention of any bruising or pain was one such example) This was not enough to distract me from the story, but more detail when relevant, and less when not, would have guaranteed a 5 star rating.

This is not a book for everyone, especially if you are not into New Adult Romance, but I really did enjoy it. The story was sweet and captivating, the banter witty and clever, and the conclusion mostly satisfying. I can assure you, if there was a sequel, with Addison Moore’s amusing and absorbing storytelling, I would definitely come back for more.

Learn more about Addison Moore and upcoming titles on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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