Book Review: Withstanding the Enemy by T.L. Mahrt



Withstanding the Enemy
T.L. Mahrt
Publication date: January 31st 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like…

Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.

But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.

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My Review

Ok, I want book 2 and all the next books by T. L. Mahrt. Just to get this out of the way, this book was great! It kept me awake two nights, during working week, but I just could not put it down. The plot captivated me, I fell in love with the characters and out of love with sleep! I am addicted to the series after book 1 and I am looking forward for the next installment.

Emma is a victim, a victim of others but also a victim of her own innocence. She managed to run from her last foster home and ended up with a man more dangerous than any other. To Rick she is nothing but a possession. He is obsessed by her and he is not willing to share. Emma has no way of escaping. This until Chance finally takes a step forward.

Both characters have their own demons and some of these demons will be revealed in the next book. Both characters need to become more mature and much stronger together, but also individually. They need to save each other from their past and construct a safe future. There is danger lurking, there are supportive characters that I loved just as much and there is such an intense action!

To conclude, I think this was an exceptional book and as I was mentioning in the beginning, I cannot wait to read book 2! Be aware going into the story that there are some violent scenes that may be uncomfortable, but other than this, I think you will be as captivated as I was by the first installment in Emma and Chance’s story!

Until next time, Happy Reading!

5 stars

Author Bio:

T. L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.

After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.

T. L. Mahrt has a thirst for knowledge, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies degree.

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Book Blitz + Review: When Love Finds You by Lynn Wolff

When Love Finds You
Lynn Wolff
Publication date: August 10th 2020
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

After pasts riddled with pain, can Hadlee and Bryce let themselves love again?

Hadlee

He was the perfect vacation fling.

I needed to get laid and live a little. One night with him would revive my shattered heart and arouse my senses. I could cast aside all my inhibitions and let my lust guide me.

And the best part, I would never have to see him again…or so I thought.

Bryce

She was my last taste at freedom.

I used her, just like all the others that came before her. The women I chose to be with had only one purpose…to fulfill my needs, and then I was done.

But she was different. She put me off balance and got under my skin.

But what did it matter…it’s not like one night was going to change my future.

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My Review

This is a sweet story in which a one night stands ends up being much more. Both our main characters have a complicated past, both have trust issues and both are not looking for something serious. But when Bryce turns out to be Hadlee’s new boss, they both need to figure out if what they have is worth the risk.

Overall, It was and enjoyable story. Quick to read, funny at times and with heated moments, it will provide the nice relaxing time. But there were things I did not quite like, such as our characters’ backstories, especially Bryce’s.  It was a little too much, in my opinion. The short length did not allow the story to fully develop, which makes the ending sole all the issues too sudden.

But I did enjoy it and I liked reading their love story. The passion, the respect for their career and the efforts they are ready to make to start over together are nice.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

3.5 stars\

Author Bio:

Lynn Wolff is a contemporary romance author and poet. She’s a wife, a mother, an animal lover, and a huge romance junkie. She likes her heroines smart and strong, her heroes with charisma and style, and she has never read a romance hero she didn’t like.

She lives in the northeastern region of the United States with her family but is ready to ditch the cold winters and move to warm, sunny Florida. She would much rather be shoveling sand than snow. When she isn’t plotting or furiously tapping away on her keyboard, she is deep into the art of poetry, creating mini stories through rhythm and rhyme.

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Weekly Quote #14

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Hey Guys,

I hope all is well in your part of the world and I hope wherever you are you are healthy and starting the week in a good mood, as I am trying to do as well.

Last week I read a total of 3 books, one of which was a novella and also I am half way through a beta project – but more on that in another article. Out of all these books, I have selected a quote from “Finding Home on Winslow Island” by Chrissy Elliot. This book is about a doctor so focused on his career that he forgot the main reason why he became a doctor. All it takes is a week visiting his family, a glitter encounter and…scones for him to soften a little of his edges. Tessa, the heroine, lives for her mom and her son. No room for romance in her life at the moment. But looks like the local celebrations and the small town meddling have an influence on everybody.

Since determining his symptoms and diagnosis, Parker decided a temporary course of treatment was essential.

He was going to kiss Tessa.

I cannot wait to share my full review with you. I loved this book a lot and I am sure I will continue with the series 🙂

Until next time, let me know in the comments below what you have read in the past week and if you have a favorite quote.

I wish you all a great week 🙂

 

Book Review: The Cowboy’s Secret by Kaci Rose

Title: The Cowboy and His Secret

Series: Rock Springs Texas #5
Author: Kaci Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 23, 2020

Blurb
“I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.”
Sarah
I have a secret. I’ve been in love with a cowboy since I was 16. For years I
wouldn’t admit it to myself, because I was focused on becoming a teacher. But
after graduating and being forced to take a job as a waitress, I find myself in
a situation where only Mac can help. A dark threat is closing in and he is my
only hope of escape.
Mac
I still remember the first time I saw Sarah. We were both teenagers, and she
was swimming in the lake wearing a sexy red bikini. Since then, I’ve ached for
her. But she had big dreams, so I settled for friendship. Until she finished
college… Now, I plan to do whatever it takes to make her mine. Step one will
mean helping her ditch her skeevy boss. Step two? Find out who is stalking her
and why.
 
Come meet the small town of Rock Springs Texas with a family that has your
back, a town that knows your business, and men who love with everything they
have.
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My Review

This book has such a summer vibe to it. Maybe it’s due to the cover colors or maybe the idea of a small town romance is what makes me think of relaxing times, but regardless of the vibes, I enjoyed my time with Kaci Rose’s characters.

There is an avalanche of family moments and family supporting each other, which is a great start. We also learnt a little bit about our main character Mac’s past and how he ended up with his current family and how he met Sarah. Fast forward a few years and Mac decides it’s time to show her his true feelings. This happens at the rights moment, as she happens to be in need of a savior. So we see Mac and Sarah getting to know each other as more than friends while dealing with the threats that don’t see m to go away.

The chemistry is there, the beautiful friendship between the main characters and the small town spirit are completing a sweet picture. I love how supportive Mac is when it comes to Sarah’s dream and how determined he is to make it a reality, as close to him as possible. The passion was something I did not expect (in a good way). I mean, I was expecting an innocent romance, sweet and heartwarming but it does have the fiery moments to complete everything.

Still, there are a few things that made me significantly decrease my rating. For starters, we see a lot of the relationships from the previous books and I felt a little lost. Yes, it’s my fault for starting a series NOT with the first book, but it was overwhelming a bit. My main issue was with the plot. It is predictable and fast developing. I didn’t mind it that much, as I enjoyed the easy writing. We know the secret from the beginning and it’s a secret both characters keep from each other.

The story is told from two perspectives. We have Mac’s thoughts and as well Sarah’s. still, Mac’s part did not sound as “many” as I would have liked for the most part. There is also a point in the plot that is my opinion was not very good: Mac leaves Sarah alone in the house, knowing there was an attempted break in.

With all my good and not so good thoughts on “A Cowboy and His Secret” was a very enjoyable read. I love small town romance and I believe this book has many of its elements. 3.5 stars for now.

Cover Review: Yup, I like the colors, and I like how the couple on the cover is positioned. They seem a little shy to me, which is how I see our main characters. The ranch is there also… I like it J Goes with the story!

Until next time, Happy Reading!

3.5 stars

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Author Bio
Kaci Rose runs on coffee, chocolate, and Oreos. She writes
the type of romance books she wants to read.
Kaci loves her book boyfriends with tattoos, muscles,
beards, and a little dirty.
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Book Review: Pumpkins and Party Themes by Roxanne Rhoads

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50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life

By Roxanne Rhoads
Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Skyhorse

Release Date: August 11, 2020

ISBN-10: 1510751165

ISBN-13: 978-1510751163

Book Description:

Bring your Halloween party theme to life with these quick tips and tricks!

Pumpkins and Party Themes features ten unique party themes with five do-it-yourself pumpkin designs for each theme. The pumpkin projects have a variety of decorating ideas that include carving, painting, and mixed media craftiness and easy-to-follow steps on each creation. Author Roxanne Rhoads also includes quick ideas on how to bring the theme to life through décor, costumes, and activities. These fun party themes range from gothic elegance to Edgar Allan Poe, under the sea, let’s get literary, and more!

With beautiful full-color images to illustrate the tools needed, steps to follow, and final products, this book makes for the perfect gift for Halloween enthusiasts and party hosts alike!

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My Review

I love DIY projects and, if you are a constant on my blog, you already know about my sewing projects. Roxanne’s book has all the elements to encourage you to start your own DIY decorations.

Whether you are a party planner, you want to impress someone with your skills or simply you’re a Halloween fan, this book is a must for your shelves. With many colorful projects, many party themes that vary in terms of the color scheme and very good instructions, “Pumpkins and Party Themes” is amazing.

The writing is friendly, funny and clear in the areas where instructions are given. There are many designs to choose from, for every level of skills in carving. My personal favorite is the Cheshire Cat 😊 I love the idea, I love the pictures and I cannot wait to carve my own pumpkin next Halloween!

Until next time, happy carving! Ups, Reading! I meant Reading!

5 stars

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About the Author:auth

Roxanne Rhoads is an author, book publicist, mixed media crafter, and lover of all things spooky.

Her books include the Amazon Bestseller Haunted Flint and Pumpkins and Party Themes : 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life.

She is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours, a virtual book tour and social media marketing company. She operates a Halloween blog- A Bewitching Guide to Halloween and sells handcrafted jewelry, art, and home decor through her Etsy store The Bewitching Cauldron.

When not reading or writing, Roxanne loves to craft, plan Halloween adventures, and search for unique vintage finds.

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Book Review: Hard Knox

Hard Knox
Amber Malloy
(Perfect Stats, #2)
Publication date: June 16th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR AMBER MALLOY

Book two in the Perfect Stats series

Everything comes easy to quarterback Gavin Knox—women, football, even money. However, the only thing he truly wants but can’t win is the beauty of his dreams, Remy Bell.

A simple favor to save the girl turns into the quarterback losing his heart.

As beautiful as she is fun, Remy Bell has only one problem—a psychotic killer with political power wants her dead. Always a ‘two steps ahead’ type of gal, she plans to outrun the maniac. Marriage and a sweet life in the football star’s hometown in Canada would give her the cover she needs, but Remy doesn’t stick around long enough to find out. She travels all over the world, photographing the most beautiful and devastating events, but her now-husband’s tabloid activities lead her to the one place she should avoid…back home.

Superstar Gavin Knox wins at everything. However, once he scores the girl of his dreams, he’s suddenly in danger of losing the one thing he has always needed. Before she can slip through his fingers, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse—marry him for Canadian citizenship, which will protect her, and after five years, they can divorce. Knox is positive that she will fall head over heels in love with him, but it doesn’t happen. After six years of marriage, two playoff titles and a third on the way, Knox is forced to contend with a successful wife almost more famous than he is.

Determined to get exactly what he wants, which includes having Remy and a family, he devises a stupid scheme that puts everything he’s worked so hard for in jeopardy.

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My Review

This was such an entertaining book. It pushed me right in the middle of the action and it kept me there until the end. This is both a good and a bad thing – I will get immediately into the details.

Let me first apologize to Goddess Fish Promotions and the author for not being able to keep the deadline of my review. Many things have happened lately and I slipped little too far from my book reviewing habits. I apologize again!

Ok, “Hard Knox” tells the story of Gavin and Remi, who have been secretly married for some time now but have not had a real marriage experience. He is a famous football player and she is now a renowned photographer. Gavin decided to marry Remi so she can keep her Canadian citizenship, with the promise off a divorce in five years. Little did she expect to see a change in his intentions. Because our boy has no plans of letting her go, especially with the threats that she’s been dealing with lately.

As I was mentioning, I was pulled into the action right from the beginning, as the story stars six years after the marriage, with Gavin trying to gain Remi’s attention. As the blurb is mentioning, his plan is a dangerous one that can push Remi farther away, instead of making her fall far his charm. I really loved his determination and even if his method was childish, I see the good intentions there.

Speaking of determination, both characters are very much invested in their careers and this is something I respect as well. With all their messy personal lives, professionally speaking, they are the best versions of themselves. And give all to the jobs they have.

When it comes to the negative aspects, this way of going directly to the point in the book made me doubt a little weather this was a standalone or not. In the beginning I had no idea what the deal was between our main characters and for a god part I did not understand if these two actually had any feelings beyond sexual attraction. At some point, I felt that he was forcing himself onto fer (it was not the case, everything is consensual in this book), or at least forcing a pregnancy with the hope of it tying her to him.

Overall, I did enjoy the story and the author’s writing style. The series has received a lot of love so far from the readers and I cannot wait to read the other books by Amber Malloy.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

3.5 stars

 

Author Bio:

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.

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Book Review: Heir of Arcadia by Deborah Adams & Kimberley Perkins

Heir of Arcadia
Deborah Adams, Kimberley Perkins
Publication date: July 24th 2020
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Science Fiction

Can Collins and Quinn call a truce long enough to survive?

Quinn’s hectic job as a special agent keeps her busy, but never busy enough to tamp out her inconvenient attraction to CEO billionaire Julian Collins. He is usually the biggest pain in her side, but he can also be recklessly charming. When Collins asks her to open a secret investigation into his company, she worries that extra time alone with him might test her resolve to stay away.

Julian Collins always dreamed of being on Arcadia, a fictional world from his favorite video game. But lately, he’s been seeing things from the game in real life. He feels like he’s losing his mind, and now is not the time to go crazy. His company is going to be split into a dozen pieces if he can’t discover the secrets hidden in the Special Projects division.

After three years of quasi-friendship, Collins and Quinn have honed arguing into a true art form. As far as he’s concerned, she’s off-limits, but also quick-witted and sexy as hell. She’s the perfect person for the job.

As Quinn and Collins delve deeper into their investigation, secrets will lead them to things no one on earth can explain. Will they discover that searing hot kisses can be even more fun than well-placed insults when a whole new universe is spread before them?

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 My Review

Yup, I’m hooked! This is what I thought after getting a bit more into the action of this book. We have a very interesting plot, we have friends-to-lovers and we have Sci-Fi! For me, it is a very sensitive combination, but our dear authors did an amazing job!

You already know a lot from the blurb, as it tells you enough to realize this is a good, interesting book. But that’s not enough. What we have here is actually a very entertaining story, a real page-turner, with many, many twists. It kept me reading and reading and I could barely put it down to sleep.

Politics mix with romance. When Julian enlists the help of his long time best friend Quinn to investigate some aspects of the firm for which he is a CEO, they come to spend more time together and discover each other as more than friends. But when things start to become dangerous and they find out too much, that’s when the action really becomes intense!

Probably the most interesting part is to see how the lines between the video-game and real life are blurred and how Julian struggles at some point between the two worlds. Living in his head and outside of it becomes difficult. Thoughts about one world distract him from the other.

All in all, I really enjoyed the story and I cannot wait to read the next installment. The ending leaves room for a continuation and I cannot wait to read it. It was a bit slow in the beginning, which is why I am decreasing one star, but other than this, it was a fantastic read!
Enjoy!

4 stars

Author Bio:

DEBORAH ADAMS and KIMBERLEY PERKINS are authors of the Award-Winning Waypoint series. They are friends and coworkers sharing a love of coffee, literature, and teenagers saving the world. Both live in Huntsville, Alabama, working by day for a contractor supporting the Department of Defense, and by night writing spectacular adventures. For more information about Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins go to http://www.adamsperkins.com.

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Book Review: Calypso’s Heart: An Orion’s Order Novel by M.C. Solaris

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Genre: Paranormal RomanceInsta

Publisher: M.C. Solaris LLC

Date of Publication: Print Book 5/15/20

Date of Publication: eBook 7/20/20

ISBN: 978-1-952655-00-5 Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-952655-01-2 E-book

ISBN: 978-1-952655-02-9 Hardcover

Number of pages: 665

Word Count: 180,000

Cover Artist: Mayhem Cover Creations

Tagline: Sexy Shifters. Hot Vampires. Intriguing Immortals.

Book Description:


If you enjoy Psy-Changeling and Black Dagger Brotherhood, this new series is right up your alley!

Sexy shifters. Hot vampires. Intriguing immortals. Strong heroine. Sizzling romance. Page-turning plot full of emotion and excitement. Modern and fresh take on fated mates.

Caly

Do you dream of ridiculously hot men? Okay, maybe you do. (And yes, I’m well aware I should lay off the romance books before bed.) But do you actually ever meet those men you dream about in real life? I didn’t think so. That’s probably a good thing though because I have… And these men from my dreams have done nothing but pull the rug of reality out from under me… which was how I fell and ended up in a world that I thought only existed in romance books.

My name is Caly (AKA Callie) and I’m just an ordinary single woman living the LA dream… paycheck to paycheck. Except whose dream is it? I’m not really sure… but it’s not my dream. Especially because I have really weird dreams… like really weird. Then again, everyone has weird dreams, right?

Blake

I am an alpha wolf shifter and leader of Orion’s Order, a pack of… well, not wolves. We’re an unconventional pack of highly skilled specian hunters that do one thing: hunt the evil in our world. And we were hired by SILE (Species Investigative Law Enforcement) to hunt a bloodthirsty criminal who is infamously untraceable. That was until an irresistible female brought an unexpected twist to our hunt and set things in motion… a motion that has left my pack and our world forever changed.

Welcome to The Order and a secret world of magic and mystery, where a pack of unlikely friends find love and fight against an ancient evil force.

Devour this addictive series at your own risk…

+ Happily Ever After

+ Steamy Paranormal Shifter Romance

+ Multiple POV

+ Mature Content

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CALYPSO’S HEART is an adult paranormal wolf shifter romance. If you like swoon-worthy males, heroines with feminine strength, an engaging plot, satisfying relationships, steamy love stories, happy ever afters, and getting sucked into a supernatural story, then you’ll want to immerse yourself in the world of species! 

You’ll feel right at home if you’re a JR Ward, Nalini Singh, and Dannika Dark fan.

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This book is a challenge! While I was absorbed by the plot, I felt tired from time to time and the need to put it down, temporarily. A mix of supernatural creatures, each with a certain goal, and a human thrown into the eye of the action are the base for a great story.

Blake and Caly are great together. We have an insta-love here, but it’s quickly forgotten, with the amount of hotness between these two. Their connection is deep, is consuming and burning like the strongest of flames! I loved these two together and I love how each change next to the other. But it’s not only the romance that makes this book good, we have an engaging plot that will keep you tuning pages. I loved the world building as well and how the author brought these different species together.

There are some aspects I did not quite enjoy. I did not like all the POVs, as the characters sounded a bit the same. There is quite a lot of repetition and from time to time the actions drags. But I got used to the style and I did not mind that much. I was too preoccupied with our couple and the action.

According Goodreads, this book has 665 pages, but it definitely did not seem this long. The time spent reading it was enjoyable, which made me give it a 3.5 star rating, despite the negative aspects I was mentioning. So if you enjoy a good romance, with a lot of intimate moments, wolves and bad vampires, this is your book!

Until next time, happy reading!

About the Author:

M.C. Solaris’s life took an unexpected turn during the super blood moon eclipse on January 20, 2019. She woke up and began writing bios for her imaginary friends that she met that day. As soon as the pen hit the paper (or fingertips to the iPhone), she couldn’t stop. It was kind of like one of those fire hydrants, spewing copious amounts of water all over the place. The characters and their stories just flowed out of her. She is honored to be the scribe, getting to share her friends’ stories. You can read all about her gifted friends in the Orion’s Order series (Book 1 is Calypso’s Heart).

On a personal note, M.C. Solaris is actually the pseudonym of Marina Schroeder, women’s health enthusiast and lover of all things paranormal romance (PNR) and happily ever after (HEA). When she is not curled up on the sofa with her partner’s oversized hoodie, a PNR novel, peppermint tea, and one of her three cats, you will find her either at the ocean with her toes in the sand or in a forest hugging a tree. Well truthfully? There is one more place you might find her: trolling the aisles of Whole Foods for a satisfying combination of salty and sweet while hiding in her partner’s hoodie… like any proper PNR-writing introvert.

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Book Review: Hard Knox by Amber Malloy

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 A simple favor to save the girl turns into the quarterback losing his heart.

As beautiful as she is fun, Remy Bell has only one problem—a psychotic killer with political power wants her dead. Always a ‘two steps ahead’ type of gal, she plans to outrun the maniac. Marriage and a sweet life in the football star’s hometown in Canada would give her the cover she needs, but Remy doesn’t stick around long enough to find out. She travels all over the world, photographing the most beautiful and devastating events, but her now-husband’s tabloid activities lead her to the one place she should avoid…back home.

Superstar Gavin Knox wins at everything. However, once he scores the girl of his dreams, he’s suddenly in danger of losing the one thing he has always needed. Before she can slip through his fingers, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse—marry him for Canadian citizenship, which will protect her, and after five years, they can divorce. Knox is positive that she will fall head over heels in love with him, but it doesn’t happen. After six years of marriage, two playoff titles and a third on the way, Knox is forced to contend with a successful wife almost more famous than he is.

Determined to get exactly what he wants, which includes having Remy and a family, he devises a stupid scheme that puts everything he’s worked so hard for in jeopardy.

 My Review

 

This was such an entertaining book. It pushed me right in the middle of the action and it kept me there until the end. This is both a good and a bad thing – I will get immediately into the details.

Let me first apologize to Goddess Fish Promotions and the author for not being able to keep the deadline of my review. Many things have happened lately and I slipped little too far from my book reviewing habits. I apologize again!

Ok, “Hard Knox” tells the story of Gavin and Remi, who have been secretly married for some time now but have not had a real marriage experience. He is a famous football player and she is now a renowned photographer. Gavin decided to marry Remi so she can keep her Canadian citizenship, with the promise off a divorce in five years. Little did she expect to see a change in his intentions. Because our boy has no plans of letting her go, especially with the threats that she’s been dealing with lately.

As I was mentioning, I was pulled into the action right from the beginning, as the story stars six years after the marriage, with Gavin trying to gain Remi’s attention. As the blurb is mentioning, his plan is a dangerous one that can push Remi farther away, instead of making her fall far his charm. I really loved his determination and even if his method was childish, I see the good intentions there.

Speaking of determination, both characters are very much invested in their careers and this is something I respect as well. With all their messy personal lives, professionally speaking, they are the best versions of themselves. And give all to the jobs they have.

When it comes to the negative aspects, this way of going directly to the point in the book made me doubt a little weather this was a standalone or not. In the beginning I had no idea what the deal was between our main characters and for a god part I did not understand if these two actually had any feelings beyond sexual attraction. At some point, I felt that he was forcing himself onto fer (it was not the case, everything is consensual in this book), or at least forcing a pregnancy with the hope of it tying her to him.

Overall, I did enjoy the story and the author’s writing style. The series has received a lot of love so far from the readers and I cannot wait to read the other books by Amber Malloy.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

 

3.5 stars

 

 

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Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.

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Luca dragged me from hell and delivered me to salvation. At least that’s what I thought. I  hoped this would be a new life. A fresh start. But the pain followed. I’m certain the monsters did, too.

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Because as much as I want to forget the mantra from my nightmares, it hasn’t stopped being true. The good guys never conquer. Evil always wins.

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