Must Reads from March 2017

March Madness Must Reads

March was a dreary month here in Seattle. A few spots of sunshine, but mostly rain and cold. So I had quite a few opportunities to read this month and I was fortunate to find some really amazing books. You know the kind…they leave you with a massive book hangover and you‘re itching for that next fix? Well if you’re looking for your next fix, here are my March Madness Must Reads.

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Twice Burned by Emily Goodwin

I mentioned book one, Hot Mess, of the Love is messy duet in my February post. I hadn’t read it by the time this month rolled around. It left the readers on quite a cliffhanger. It’s unusual for Emily to have a cliffhanger and Hot Mess was so good, I was able to overlook that fact. Something you don’t have to do now that both books are available.

Twice Burned picks back up where book one left off. Luke and Lexi trying to get their stuff together and it taking much longer than I would have liked. They have an intense chemistry and you can tell they are just right for one another. Now they just have to drop some baggage. Can they do it is the question. This was such a fun read and there were many times I laughed out loud. Humor and drama are two of Emily Goodwin’s strong suits. I highly recommend this duet.

Currently available free through Kindle Unlimited:)


Silenced by Leddy Harper

Leddy is fast becoming one of my favorite author’s. Her stories are so real and unique and you feel as if you’re going to walk out of your door and run into the characters. She has the ability to build their personalities, flaws and all, in a way that make you understand them and their motives so well. I was so intrigued by the synopsis. I just knew that I had to read it and that I would love it.

Rylee and Killian meet as children and are able to create a bond that transcends time. I’ve always liked dual POVs because you get a glimpse into both characters thoughts. Rylee is the balm to Killian’s soul and she is able to get him to almost completely open up after a really tragic event in his young life leaves him silenced. Rylee and Killian are  meant to be together, yet it takes a while for them to get there. There are some twists and turns, suspense, and surprises along the way. This story is filled with emotion. I highly recommend this book.

Currently available for free through Kindle Unlimited:)


Dear Agony: A Novel by Georgia Cates

With a title like Dear Agony, it gives you a not so small clue that you’re going to be in your feelings all throughout this book. And ain’t that the truth because I definitely shed a few tears reading Rose and Bastien’s story. I read Georgia’s Beauty Series a few years ago, so I knew the writing would be on pointe. She has an almost poetic writing style. You feel the characters just as much as picturing them.

Rose is plucked out of obscurity, with some very painful baggage to haul around, by her adopted “fairy godmother” and things are never the same again. She’s given a second chance at life and the ability to reinvent herself. Through this process Rose becomes the companion to Bastien, who carries around some baggage himself. Including a secret that could make it difficult for this story to be a happily ever after. I’ll stop there and say this is worth the tears you may cry and the time you will lose in Rose and Bastien’s world.

Available free through Kindle Unlimited:)


Afterglow: An Apocalypse Romance by Maria Monroe

As you can tell by the title, it’s an Apocalypse Romance. So if you’re not into that, I would stop reading here because the rest of this month’s books are End of World stories as well. Now that I have that small disclaimer out of the way, let me tell you what a boss lady Nina is.

Nina’s grandmother is the prepared lady that taught her all she knows and how to really survive in a world like the one Maria has created in Afterglow. She taught her how to defend herself and how to shoot a gun. Obvious necessities in an environment full of chaos. No help from the government, family far away, and civil unrest are a few of the obstacles Nina has to overcome. She’s able to do that partially because of Creed, her parent’s sexy, former military neighbor. The circumstances they find themselves in, force them to cut through the typical relationship bullsh*t that comes along with finding a partner. The pretenses and walls are mostly obliterated because survival is at the forefront of the mind. This allows them to see just how great a team they make.

I have been reading more and more End of the World as we know it books, or as Preppers say Shit Hits the Fan books. This one is great. It shows a glimpse of what could and probably would happen should the social order that we’re living in suddenly collapse. Not that it will necessarily happen, but reading about it opens your mind to some things you would definitely have to think about if it does.

Available free through Kindle Unlimited:)


Until the End of the World Series by Sarah Lyons Fleming

This a definitely a case of don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The cover art isn’t anything to write home about. But the story inside… oh man! This series had me wanting to take my iPad everywhere and read as much as possible. I gobbled the entire series up in a couple of days. Laundry, food, and dishes be damned! I just could not put these books down. Apocalypse books are all I’ve wanted to read lately and there are a lot of bad ones out there. But this series is definitely not one of them.

If you want a kick a** and take names kind of heroine, well Cassie is for you. Not the Lara Croft kind of woman, but the smart, inventive and crafty kind of heroine. Although, physically she can hold her own too. There are a huge amount of secondary characters for you to fall in love with. They are all so multi dimensional and make the story speed forward. You feel the panic, the sense of community, the confusion, and the will to survive from every single word Sarah writes. She almost writes as if she’s been in the situations before, which of course she hasn’t. But what a talent she has!

There are three books and a novella that tell most of the story. She has a second series, The City Series, that tells about a few of the other characters mentioned in Until the End of the World. And of course, I read the first of that one too. I can’t say enough good things about the Until the End of the World series, so please just trust that I know my apocalyptic stories and just read them. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll have a new favorite author too!

Until the End of the World Book 1 is available free right now and the novella So Long, Lollipops is free through Kindle Unlimited:)


**Just a quick aside. I mention whether the books are available from free through Kindle Unlimited. I am not affiliated with this program, but I know sometimes that can make it an easy choice to “borrow” the book through Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited has supported my massive reading habit for a much healthier price tag. So it’s a great value if you do want to look into it.


Have you read any of the books above? Did you love them too? Have any that you would add to my March Madness list? Comment down below or find me on Goodreads and become my fellow book junkie:)

February Must Reads-ReadingWahine

February Reads…for the lover in you!

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I read many books this month, but below are the February reads that made me stay up late reading and laugh out loud or sigh because I got a new book boyfriend. These are the books you absolutely should pick up that I read in the month of February. Bon appetit babes!



Fake Fiance by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I will admit I was a little jaded as I began reading this book. I mean come on…how many fake finance books are there out there? I thought this story had been told already and what was the point. But it had great reviews so I took a deep breath and dove right in.

However, from the first page, I was sucked in by Ilsa’s writing. She has a way with words and made me want to turn the pages as quickly as possible. Sunny and Max are the cutest couple. They remind you of those first few months of being in love and how high you feel all the time. The backstory from both of their lives made them likable and I was able to look passed the over used storyline. Fake Fiance has a bit of suspense and a whole lot of heat between Sunny and Max. Also, the secondary characters are amazing. If you’re tired of the same old fake marriage/fiance book, don’t count this one out. It’s also a kindle unlimited so even more incentive to give it a go.

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Rise by Dylan Allen

Reading the synopsis made me want to read this book fiercely. I saw the cover art as it was being pushed on social media and the beautiful woman on the cover had me intrigued. Being a woman of color, I love reading books about women and men that look like me. Especially if they are mixed race such as myself, like Addie and Simon are.

The emotion bleeds from the pages. I was completely pulled in by Dylan’s words and I felt what they felt. The pain, frustration, and love. Simon and Addie had such chemistry and the heat came off the pages. They are the epitome of angst and passion. There’s some frustrating moments in this story that took me back to some of the injustices I’ve faced over the years. But Simon and Addie give you hope and there’s not a lot more you can ask for from a hero and heroine. I highly recommend this if you want a break from the cookie cutter romances. Also a kindle unlimited book.

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Open House by TC Matson

Riley and Brian aren’t married but have been together for over a decade. I’m always curious about those couples…the ones that stay together and don’t make the commitment. Maybe it’s my southern girl roots or my Christian faith, but it boggles my mind that people will make the commitment to stay together but not get married. In the case of Riley and Brian from Open House, my question is answered. Something about the situation drew me to the book, and I’m so glad I read it.

You could feel the frustration and loneliness leaping off of the pages from Riley. There were many times I wanted to take her aside and say “Just do it afraid, girl!” I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but after the stress, frustration and loneliness comes passion, acceptation, and love. Trenton is a new book boyfriend just in case you need a new one. A definite must read and kindle unlimited!

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Empires and Kings (Mafia Series Book 1) by A.C. Bextor

This book is definitely a darker read. In case you couldn’t tell from the synopsis or the cover art. The first few pages are pretty graphic and set the tone for the story. I also want to point out that it’s part of a series. It doesn’t end on a serious cliff hanger, but the story is far from over.

Klara and Vlad have an unusual relationship. She’s been living in his home with his family, but not as a prisoner or the help. He feels responsible for her because he’s the reason she is parentless. They have a hot and cold, high intensity relationship that full of emotion and passion. The story is written from different perspectives, which I happen to like because it answers questions for the reader and allows a glimpse into other characters thoughts. I’m so excited for the other installments of this series. If you don’t mind an unfinished story and enjoy a walk on the dark side every once in a while, I highly recommend Empires and Kings. It’s also a Kindle Unlimited read.

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Scars and Tats by Kristi Pelton 

I’ve only read one other of Kristi’s novels and to be honest, it was kind of forgettable. I remember reading it and liking the plot, but I don’t remember much else. It was the opposite for Scars and Tats.

This book was pretty intense from the beginning and had a unique storyline. Kristi’s writing abilities have you feeling all that the characters feel right along with them. Mela’s desperation, fear and frustration is evident in every word and action she takes. Jackson seems to have an ulterior motive from the beginning, but he looks so sexy while you’re trying to figure it out. There is a lot of angst with a dash of suspense and a ton of passion between Mela and Jackson. If that sounds like a good time to you, I would definitely read Scars and Tats if I were you. In addition this is a Kindle Unlimited book.

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I’ll Be the One by Hazel James

Most noteworthy this month was I’ll Be the One. When I read the synopsis I was intrigued. It made me a little wary because it was about high school students and those always toe the line for me. I feel weird reading about sexual situations between high school students. They were definitely of age when anything happened, so no worries there.

This was one of those book hangovers that makes you think of it frequently. All I can say is this story from the writing, to the humor, and suspense, to the chemistry between the Rachel and James was phenomenal. I can’t say enough good things about this book. You will definitely need tissues by the end, let me warn you now. I’m almost at a loss as to how to describe just how great this book was. Please just take my advice and read this amazing story about love and loss. It’s a Kindle Unlimited as well.

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Hot Mess (Love is Messy Duet) by Emily Goodwin

Yes you read that correctly, this is a duet my friends. Never fear, because by the time you read this the second book, Twice Burned has been released. I usually do not like to read duets or series because I hate cliffhangers or cliffies as Lexi the editor says. Lexi is the heroine and she has to be one of the most endearing characters I’ve read. She’s not perfect and she is like the books says, a hot mess. Even though she’s not a badass, she is most definitely strong and you cheer her on.

Luke is her knight in shining armor and just like Lexi he’s a hot mess. I love that about this book though. They’re not perfect and it makes you relate to them even more. Another author I’m a fan of, Tracy Ward says she write relationships and not romances and I totally feel that’s what Emily did with this book. I’m a huge fan of Emily and she hit it out of the park with this couple, so I’ll forgive her for making this a duet and making me wait to see what happens with Lexi and Luke. Another Kindle Unlimited read for you this month.

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There you go loves, 7 February reads for the lover in you. Click here to check out last months great reads and get yourself a new book boyfriend! Comment down below if you would add any other releases to this list. Thanks for reading. Until next month, a hui hou!



January 2017 Books You Won't Put Down

Unforgettable, unputdownable books of January

With this new year came many new things. Some were more depressing than others and sometimes you need a break for your own sanity. If you’re looking for that break in the form of reading, well I have some unforgettable, unputdownable books from January that will give your mind the break it so desperately needs. Let’s dive in shall we…

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Sinner’s Creed by Kim Jones



First of all, for some reason I’ve been having an intense craving to devour Motorcycle Club Romances. I’m not sure where it came from, but I’ve been searching for new ones through most of the month. Kindle sent me a recover of Saving Dallas by Kim Jones. It made me remember how great the series was. If you haven’t read it, do it now! I searched the Kindle store for more Kim Jones and stumbled across Sinner’s Creed. It had great reviews, so I dove right in. OMG!!!!

All I can say is I wasn’t ready for the massive book hangover this story left me with. Granted I was getting ready to start my period, I ugly cried through the end of Dirk and Saylor’s story. I mean I haven’t cried that hard in a long time over characters. The love between the two is indescribable, but I will try my best. Definitely the story of two halves of one soul. I couldn’t get enough of them and I can say with absolute certainty it was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Everything was perfect for this story and that is saying a lot because I read hundreds of books a year. If you’re looking for an epic, all consuming, tragic love story well I would read Sinner’s Creed if I were you.

Blackwood by Celia Aaron


Pam Godwin mentioned this book in one of her tweets and I absolutely had to read it. She’s an amazing author and my thinking is, if she likes it, it must be good. I read it and was hooked from page one ya’ll. You can tell from the cover and synopsis that it’s going to be a darker read, but I didn’t let that deter me. I was ready for heat and suspense and really got it with Garrett and Elise. The mystery and suspense almost ends too soon, but you’re left with a sense of completion at the end of the book.

Most noteworthy, the heat of the truth of what Garrett is up to in the woods. Its scandalous to say the least. No spoilers here, you’ll just have to read it yourself. Celia does warn you at the beginning of the book, but I said before I was in the mood for darkness this month. The scenes between he and Elise are pretty intense. Actually all of the scenes are pretty intense and cloaked in mystery and shadows. If you like a dark romance with a lot of suspense and mystery sprinkled in, Blackwood is definitely for you.

Dawn of Eve by Pam Godwin


As I mentioned above, I’m a Pam Godwin fan, hence my love for Dawn of Eve. All of her books are dark romances. I guess the lack of sunlight in the PNW had me wanting to read darker books this month. When I first read Dead of Eve, the story stuck with me. I mean I felt like I had to tell everyone I talked to about this amazing Dystopian Romance with a kick booty herione. Fast forward to book two and I felt like I had been punched in the stomach with how it ended. Finishing the trilogy wasn’t even a question. Pam sent me an advanced copy and I flew through the pages. I was surprised my eyes could move so fast.

I had to find out how Eve’s daughter, Dawn, would save the world. Would she be as fierce as her mother? I can say she is. It was the perfect amount of suspense, mystery, and steam. Salem and Dawn were explosive together and Pam knows how to make you feel, see and taste their pain, grief and anguish so well. I absolutely went cross eyed reading until the early hours of the morning because I just physically could not put down this book. I would recommend reading the first two books, but you won’t be completely lost if you pick this one up and read it first.

Fidelity by Aleatha Romig


If you’ve snooped around my blog, you know that I’m a huge Aleatha Romig fan. And I mean huge! I cannot say enough about her amazing ability as a writer. She’s cunning and creative and has this uncanny ability to pull you into her stories and weave these immaculate tales like no other. The twists and turns in her writing will literally have your head spinning, but you have a grin on your face the entire time. If suspense is your thing, I highly highly highly recommend her writing. The characters in all of her books are well thought out and complex.

Fidelity, which by the way is not about cheating, is book 5 in a 5 book series. I’m pretty sure I’ve waited a better part of a year for the completion of the Infidelity Series. Luckily it’s all out so you won’t have the anguish that I had to finish Nox and Charlie’s story. The only thing that left me disappointed is that it had to end. Every question and injustice is answered and in such an epic way. Nox and Charlie finally get their happily ever after, but it takes doubt, questions, injustice, blood, sweat, and tears to get there. The Infidelity Series is one that I cannot stress enough that you have to read. Your t.b.r. list just got a little bit longer. You’re welcome.

The Perfect Life by Erin Noelle


This is not a new release but something told me to read it this month and I’m so glad I did. I don’t know why, but the first time I read the synopsis, I thought it would be boring. Erin Noelle is one of my favorite authors, so I’m ashamed to say it took me so long. I’m so glad I finally gave it a chance because the story totally has you saying “whoooooaaaa” out loud. The first few pages are a little ominous and they totally make you want to keep reading.

There are a few clues as to what the big secret is, and it makes you question how many celebrities and sports stars are actually living this same lifestyle. While reading, you’re definitely waiting for the other shoe to drop and it causes such major nail biting and anxiety. No need to worry though. There’s some heat in them pages. She also has a knack for weaving humor into her stories so be prepared to laugh out loud at some of the conversations. Erin makes you want to keep reading Monroe, Colin, and Oliver’s story until the very end.


Vicious by LJ Shen


I was hesitant to read this book because I noticed that it was a part 1 of a series and there’s nothing I hate more than a cliffhanger. But, no need to worry, there is no cliffhanger, just dirty, sexy, vicious goodness. The pace and dual pov of the book is perfect for this story. It is exactly what the title suggests, vicious. It really is a page turner and it makes you even more excited to learn that there will be other stories in the series.

Emilia and Vicious’s story and relationship is perfectly described as there’s a thin line between love and hate. Throughout the book you can understand why. Angst and a little bit of suspense are exactly what I love to read and the reason it’s so well rated on Amazon. Their passion for one another almost makes you want to start an argument with your husband just so you can kiss and make up.

For Life by LE Chamberlin


Finally, last but not least is For Life. It just so happens that I love stories about married couples. It’s comforting and inspiring to read about others’ struggles with something as monumental and beautiful as marriage. Frustration, love and all of the millions of other emotions that go along with being married, make you root for Cassie and Grady. So when I saw that For Life was a second chance story between a divorced couple, I had to read it.

Cassie and Grady make you sigh out loud when you read of their budding high school romance and gasp in frustration at how it all fell apart. You definitely feel their struggle to understand one another and get over their past. The passion between the two is enviable and heart warming. Also, reading For Life leaves you with an intense warm feeling of completeness and makes you want to hold your hubby that much tighter to ensure you never have to feel the loss of his presence.



So, if you’ve read any of the above books and they were as unforgettable and unputdownable as they were for me, let me know. What was your favorite book. Any that you read in January that’d you’d recommend? Tell me down below.


Review of Dawn of Eve

Review of ARC- Dawn of Eve


Dawn of Eve (Trilogy of Eve Book 3) by Pam Godwin

I am so excited that it’s finally here! I binge read my arc of Dawn of Eve in one day and finished it at 2 o’clock in the morning. It is an unforgettable and unputdownable finish to the amazing Trilogy of Eve. Find out what happens in the dark, sexy finale to the Trilogy of Eve.

Rating: 4.5/5


Dawn is the prophesied daughter of Eve. Eve sacrificed her life to give birth to the daughter that would save the world from the catastrophic plague that was released 20 years ago. It was released to create a master race, in turn destroying humans and their way of life. Eve’s blood cured the few existing women left in the world and allowed them to go about replenishing the world’s population. It also protected her guardians from death. Her pregnancy with Dawn eliminated the aphids that were originally plaguing the earth, but there were still hybrids that bit and raped the remaining women, turning their children into blood thirsty hybrids as well.

Dawn is supposed to save the human race, but she has no clue how she is going to do that. She’s been raised and trained by her fathers, the saviors and guardians of her mother, Eve. They taught her not only her purpose and how to fight, but they shared their memories of her courageous mother. While trying to figure out how to fulfill the prophesy, she is thrown into a cell that contains a mysterious man that calls out to her body and soul. She doesn’t know whether she can trust him, but she knows her body craves him. She feels he is the answer to how she will save the world. The intense connection they share may just be her downfall and prevent her from saving humanity. Or it could be the answer to how she will save it.

My thoughts ya’ll:

First I’d just like to say, I have the coolest job ever! Getting an advanced reading copy of Dawn of Eve and getting to review it even sooner than most of Pam’s fans is such an incredible honor and opportunity.

OMG!!! or should I say OMEve? I have been waiting for the completion of this trilogy for years ya’ll. Years! When I first picked up Dead of Eve, it was the second book I had read from Pam Godwin and she quickly became one of my top five authors. Dead of Eve left me with a book hangover that I just didn’t know how to get rid of it. It took forever for the Blood of Eve to come out and Pam Godwin blew me away and broke my heart all in the same book. I cannot say enough about her ability to write a story. You absolutely cannot put it down. I thought that I wouldn’t be able to like Dawn because her being alive meant Eve wasn’t there. She was one of my favorite heroines. Strong, confident, courageous and brave.

I shouldn’t have been worried though. Dawn completed the trilogy and made you love her while she did it. Dawn of Eve was amazing and definitely steamy. It is dark read in case you didn’t recognize it from the cover. The love scenes between Dawn and Salem were out of this world hot. I couldn’t get enough. I loved that her dads were still so much a part of the story, but this was definitely Dawn’s book. Even though there is a happy ending, Pam plays on your emotions. There were some scenes the got my blood pressure up, my heartbeat out of control and my eyes tearing from the heartbreak. It was suspenseful throughout and such a unique and intriguing story that it left me with a book hangover that penetrated my dreams…literally.

My Review:

As I said before I waited a long time for the completion of this series. Pam’s writing was just the right pace…fast and full of suspense, sexiness, intrigue, mystery and even a little humor. I was guessing how it would end as well as getting a mental workout from the twists and turns she threw at me. Well written scenes gives you a crystal clear picture of what is happening. Dawn is well developed and whether she believes it or not, she’s just as kick ass as her mama. Pam wrote an awesome heroine and did such an outstanding job of describing her thoughts, strengths and weaknesses. You were right there with her in her turmoil and learning to trust and let go with Salem.

Get ready because you will have a new book boyfriend by the end of this book. Salem is alpha af and super hot! Pam definitely throws a ton of curveballs when it comes to his character. He has his flaws, but you can’t help but have the same magnetic pull to his aggressive and bossy nature. The love story between he and Dawn is heart melting and passionate. There are some great moments of humor and a whole lot of mystery and intrigue. He also knows how to break a heart! I was literally gasping for air because I could feel my heart shattering from his betrayal right along with Dawn. I won’t go into what he did, but let’s just say, “Damn! That was cold!”

The reason I rated Dawn of Eve a 4.5 out of 5 is because I felt the ending was a bit of an anti-climax, almost rushed. Dead of Eve and Blood of Eve ended so epically and on cliffhangers. Eve dies leaving you with a broken heart. Although it was written beautifully, I guess I just expected a little more drama before Dawn saves mankind. Do not get me wrong though. The story is wrapped up perfectly and you have a massive sense of completion and satisfaction with the outcome. I guess I just didn’t want it to end.

Why you should read it:

If you are a fan of epic and passionate loves stories with a kick ass and strong heroine, Dawn of Eve is for you. It has passion, sexiness, and a though provokingly unique and unforgettable storyline. It keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat the entire time you read it. Dawn of Eve is sexy, dark, and will give you a huge book hangover. You’ll want to read all of Pam’s books after this epic conclusion. I promise you the yoyo of emotions you get from reading this story is totally worth it.

About the Author:

Pam is in my top five authors. She brings her characters to life and make you want to binge read to find out what happens to them. She’s a New York Times Best Seller and the author of not only the Trilogy of Eve, but the Deliver Series and one of my favorites Dirty Ties. She lives in the midwest with her family and you can tell she loves dark romances because she writes them so well. Some of her scenes can be graphic, so if you’re squeamish, maybe have your dog nearby as you read. But you will regret it if you don’t. She hooks you from the first line and you won’t want to put any of them down. Head over to website to learn more about her at You can also stalk her on social media.


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November 2016 Books to stay warm in winter

Books to read from November 2016

If you’re looking for the best romance books to read from November, look no further. I read quite a few because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Eat and read, what better way to spend Thanksgiving if you can’t be near family? I just got more and more excited with every book I read because I haven’t read this many 4 and 5 star books in a row in a really long time. Chasing a book hangover is hard work, but I did the leg work for you my friend. These are the best romance books to read from November 2016.



Heat Wave by Karina Halle

Heat Wave is set in Kauai. Not my Maui nei but it made me miss the islands none the less. This book made me want to go out and seize the day while reading it. It made me want to dance naked in the rain, hold my face up to the sun, and slow dance with my husband in the street. Yes…it gave me all the feels.

I know it’s called Heat Wave and don’t get me wrong ,those love scenes were quite steamy, but the timeless love between Logan and Ronnie made me smile and sigh out loud many times throughout the book. They hate each other at first, but you know what they say…there’s a thin line between love and hate.

Karina has such a way with words and has the ability to pull the reader in. With all of her books really, but this one was close to my heart because of the islands. I do miss the chickens taking themselves for walks. Heat Wave is a 5 star read and will keep you warm during these cold winter nights.



Dirty by Belle Aurora

Where do I begin? Just looking at the cover art gives you a clear indication of the darkness of this book. When I finished Raw, I just coached myself into believing I was okay with the semi cliffhanger and went about my business. Some books just don’t end with happily ever afters and I felt it was a lesson I had to teach myself. Lo and behold Dirty comes out and I almost couldn’t believe it. I would get to read the conclusion of Lexi and Twitch’s story…or so I thought.

They are mentioned and Twitch does have a major role in this book, but it is all about Julius and Alejandra. I thought I would hate not knowing the conclusion of Lexi and Twitch, but I found my self anxious and rooting for Julius and Alejandra. Big ol’ dark handsome stoic man and a petite little woman make the cutest couples. Not that I would call their story cute at all. It is full of pain, intrigue, and suspense. There’s always a spark of hope there though. Will they get that happily ever after or not?

Be prepared if you’re a fan of this series because there is one more book coming out. Once you finish Dirty, you’ll know why.



Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

This is one of those books I debated on whether to get. Not sure why because I love Penelope Douglas. I guess I like to think I’m a rebel and so many people were raving about it on social media, I thought I’d prove them wrong. Yes I know, my thoughts are a little on the crazy side. I’m so glad I finally broke down and read the synopsis. Color me intrigued. I also tend to like books where the cover art is different. I’ve found that they are typically some of the best books I’ve read because what’s inside is always bangin.

I can say with complete and absolute certainty that Punk 57 is one of those bangin books you guys! It’s such a unique story. I was a little squeamish about the characters being in high school. I’m not a perv ya’ll promise. But both characters were of age. The suspense and drama is overshadowed by the intense connection between Misha and Ryen. The writing keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Fair warning though, not only will you love this book, but you’ll find yourself responding out loud several times.



Too Late by C. Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the author that brought us the Hopeless Series. Those books make you cry like a baby and are just amazingly beautiful storytelling. Too Late is nothing like those stories. Still amazingly beautiful storytelling, but a whole lot of dirt, pain and grit tossed in there too. Hence the reason she wrote under the pen name C. Hoover.

Sloan is in quite a dangerous and precarious position. She lives with Asa, her boyfriend of two years. He also happens to do some unsavory things such as cheat on his girlfriend, deal drugs, and use them. His obsession with her may cost her her life. I loved the angst and suspense of this story. It had me wanting to read as quickly as my eyes could take me.

I love when authors write the story from several points of view. It feels much more complete and satisfying. It’s a dark read, but you’ll rate it a 5 out of 5 too. A Great book to read if you want a break from the drama of your own life.


Close up shots of a broken glass
Close up shots of a broken glass

Black and White Flowers by Rachel Robinson

I’m not sure who her source is, but Rachel Robinson seems to really know her Navy SEAL’s. Her stories are always so real. She wrote Crazy Good, Set in Stone, and Time and Space. All amazing stories about SEAL’s and their women. She has the ability to make you feel their love, joy, and pain.

Black and White Flowers has so many little twists and gems of plot twists, that you are on the edge of your seat the entire book. There’s one or two major plat twists that had my mouth hanging open. Such a great story. You’ll gasp out loud many times, believe me. You think because of the cover it’s going to be a flowery feel good romance, but this one doesn’t just have heart, but angst, suspense, intrigue, and a whole lot of love.



Resuscitate Me by Leddy Harper

This month just happened to be a month where I found amazing book after amazing book. Of course they’re all from authors I’m already of fan of. But when you know what you like, what can you do? I’ve only read one other book from this author, but I remember being on the edge of my seat and suffering from a book hang over like no other, so I just had to read Resuscitate Me. Also, the cover art was on point. Look at it!

Kara is visiting her sister in law/ best friend over her summer break from teaching kindergarten. She falls head first into Carter… literally. They have a fleeting summer romance that ends in an unexpectedly epic way. It’s not over yet…although I won’t tell you how because you’ve just gotta read this yourself. Just know, it’s a little frustrating, a little steamy, a little heart breaking, and whole lot worth it.



Lead Me Into Temptation by Eve Rabi

This woman knows how to write ya’ll! Her books only seem to get better the more and more she writes too. This is book seven in her Girl on Fire Series. It’s more like one continuous book that focuses on different characters rather than mentioning former characters in their own separate stories like many series do. This book focuses on the super devious Scarlett. She’s the woman that you wish someone was smart enough to put out of her psychopathic misery.

As the title and cover suggest, she leads yet another man into her web of lies and deceit. Except this time she crosses so far over the line, she’ll never see it again. She seduces a minister into forsaking his marriage vows as well as his vows to God. I’m positive he’s not the first, but that woman is evil. You can’t help but want to know her story. Just shows the amazing ability that Eve has to write a villain that the reader loves to hate. You feel like she’s beating you over the head with Scarlett’s ability to get away with everything. It does end on a cliff hanger, so get ready for it. Read the entire series, you won’t regret it and you’ll become a fan of Eve and fiend for her new releases just like I do.


I hope you love and enjoy reading these books to read from November 2016. Let me know if you read any of them too or you recommend any others I didn’t mention on this list.

October 2016 Unputdownable Books

Most Unputdownable books of October 2016


These are the 5 Most Unputdownable books of October 2016. They are in no particular order as to my rating. Only the order in which I read them. Now get ready because they were damn good this month!


What Happens After by Portia Moore

This woman is so talented! What Happens After is a spin off story from her series If I Break. You know the other woman? Well this is her story. As a married woman, I just didn’t want to like her. She almost completely destroyed a family and set her friend on a path that can’t be reversed. But Portia has such a way with words, that I ended up rooting for her by the end of the book. The words practically bleed off of the page. You can feel the character’s grief, confusion, and self doubt. You don’t have to read the series to like this book, but I highly recommend picking up any of Portia’s work here. She is a bomb writer and her love stories give you the greatest book hangovers.


…Or Something (Ronacks Motorcycle Club) by Debra Kayn

Look at that cover! Just looking at that gorgeous blond bearded beast makes you want to read it. But I read it because Debra knows her MC romances. I’ve been a fan since I’ve read her Moroad Motorcycle Club series. There’s always a  great intensity to her writing and she makes me swoon with her alphas. Bree is a vivacious redhead that rides into the MC life with Battery at the age of 16. Get your mind outta the gutter. There’s no underaged nookie. He does groom her to be his woman all while trying to keep her safe. They have a passionate connection that makes your heart melt. He takes such good care of her even though he is the ultimate alpha while doing it. If you want an intense and suspenseful motorcycle romance, definitely check out …Or Something.


Mega Balls by Erin Noelle

You cannot tell me you’ve never imagined what you’d do if you ever won the lottery. It’s a fantasy of a lot of people. Well in Megaballs, Finley has won the lottery. Her ticket was payment for a meal from a sexy stranger. Now, she, her sister and her niece travel the country looking for him. I’m a long time of fan of Erin. She’s written some of my favorite romances and she reminded me why I love her work with Mega Balls. I have to say it was one of her funnier books. Like laugh out loud funny. Her sister and niece were hilarious. If you want to live vicariously through Finley and her millionaire status, check out Megaballs.


Into The Light by Aleatha Romig

So I kind of cheated with this one. It came out in June, but I read it in the month of October along with the second novel. Ooooh man. Aleatha can have your eyes crossing, ears ringing and heart pounding like no other. She is by far my favorite author. I’ve never read something of hers that I didn’t like.

This book is about Sara. She wakes up with no memory of anything. Not her past or even what she looks like. Everything that happens begins to ring alarms in her head from the moment she opens her eyes, but her husband is there to calm her. Only she doesn’t remember him and he tells her there will be corrections for not doing as he says. The twists and turns are head spinning. Her specialty is writing from several points of view. This book is amazing, but it ends on a cliffhanger.


Away From the Dark by Aleatha Romig

Which is why I had to read Away From the Dark. It’s the continuation of Sara’s story. It has so many small details and twists, that I had to reread some parts several times. The twists and turns of this story made me gasp out loud. Have you ever read a book so good, your eyes can’t read the words fast enough? Well that’s what these two stories did to me. I stayed up until 2:30 am to finish it. It gave me a wicked book hangover. But I’m not complaining. I’m hoping there’s a third book to come. If you love suspense, intrigue, and some mystery with your romances these two books are definitely for you. You WILL NOT be disappointed by Aleatha’s work. I promise you.


Did you read any of these? Are there any other books you’d add to this list? Let me know down below if we could be book besties.

Trilogy of Eve Series

New Cover Reveal for Trilogy of Eve


Cover Reveal and New Covers for Trilogy of Eve

Hey Ya’ll!

I wanted to share the Cover for Dawn of Eve and the New covers for Dead of Eve and Blood of Eve, the first two books in the trilogy. Missing out on the Trilogy of Eve would be a damn shame. A few years ago I was on a major zombie/apocalypse kick. I came across Dead of Eve. As you can tell by the name there are three books, Dead of Eve, Blood of Eve, and Dawn of Eve. The first two have already been released, but Dawn of Eve doesn’t release until January 16, 2017. And let me tell you, I cannot wait!

My thoughts ya’ll:

The first book in the series is Dead of Eve. When I read it, I COULD NOT put it down. This book gave me the worst book hangover in the best way. It has all the elements of a great apocolyspe book. There’s angst, suspense, sexiness, and that feelings of intrigue, fear and helplessness. But Eve is a badass so you don’t have to worry about her too much.

I was so excited for the second book, Blood of Eve to come out, because Dead of Eve was a major cliffhanger. I read it all in one sitting and was just blown away. How could this amazing story come out of one woman’s head? It continues Evie’s journey with her three companions. She finds that she has the cure for the plague, but in order to save the world, she will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Blood of Eve has all the sexy yumminess of Dead of Eve but multiplied. Be warned my friend, you will need a few tissues for the end of this book. It was a major cliffhanger and paved the way for Dawn of Eve, so of course I can’t wait for January 16th.


“Daughter of Eve. Leader of the Resistance. Mankind’s savior. Dawn is supposed to be the ultimate weapon against the bloodthirsty hybrids that control the desolate planet.

But she didn’t inherit superhuman speed or virus-curing blood.

She’s just a human.

The pursuit to unlock her power lures her into a venomous trap, where silver eyes seduce, fangs incite pleasure, and love and devastation wear the same handsome face. He’s her deepest desire, greatest enemy, and the key she’s been searching for.

With humanity balancing on an arrow’s edge, she must win his heart or destroy it.”

DAWN OF EVE (pre-order):

That synopsis makes me want to read it today! Heart of Eve is out and can be read as an intro to the series. It’s a novelette. Hopefully, it will satisfy my craving until Dawn of Eve comes out.



“My vow of celibacy has never been broken nor tempted, not even when the plague thrust me into a lawless, brutal world.
So why did God send the only surviving woman to a priest? To test me? Or to save me?”

HEART OF EVE (available now):


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The new covers are so dark, sexy, and alluring. They all tell the story of Eve. As the surviving woman of a new plague, she alone holds the cure. Will she be able to save mankind?

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Check out this amazing author today! Reading this trilogy will not leave you disappointed. Read Heart of Eve today and wait with me for the release of Dawn of Eve on January 16th.


Did you read any of the trilogy? What’d you think? Do you like the new covers for the first two books? Let me know down below.


The Other Woman by Eve Rabi

The Other Woman by Eve Rabi- A Romantic Suspenseful Thriller


The Other Woman by Eve Rabi-A Romantic Suspenseful Thriller

If you’re looking a for a romantic suspenseful thriller and nail biting story of betrayal and psychotic rantings, you’ve come to the right place.

The Other Woman is part memoir of a psycho and the love story of her latest target. Scarlett is a self professed genius and enjoys making a game of stealing other women’s men. She finds her next target in Bradley Murdoch, a successful lawyer. Through her psychotic rantings, you see exactly how she destroys a family and makes it her own. She doesn’t quite plan for the loose end she leaves untied and how it comes back to haunt her for all of her conniving ways.

Rating: 4.5/5


Beautiful and alluring Scarlett Smyth is such an expert at seduction, that she is even penning a book on it. When the shrewd and ambitious temptress lays eyes on Bradley Murdoch, she believes she has found her dream man. There is just one problem – Bradley is happily married to Rival. In an attempt to get close to Bradley, Scarlett befriends Rival, and creates a perfect opportunity to steal Bradley away from her.

Quiet and unassuming Rival Murdoch is happy to welcome the vivacious and friendly Scarlett into her family circle. But when she is betrayed by both Bradley and Scarlett, she decides, even though she lacks Scarlett’s genius IQ, not to turn the other cheek. In fact, she is determined to win back her husband, believing that he is simply mistaking lust for love.
As a result, a not so silent war is erupts between a seething wife and mistress who is not used to losing.
Eve Rabi’s latest romantic and suspense-filled thriller is riveting drama of betrayal, lust and deception that will keep you turning pages and leave you begging for more.



My thoughts ya’ll:

About 3 years ago, I stumbled across this story called Gringa by an author named Eve Rabi. It seemed like an interesting storyline so I  read it. Eve’s writing made me devour Gringa. I literally read all of her other books available at the time in a week. Cooking and showering went to the back burner and acknowledging my husband was an after thought. Then I find out about this new book, The Other Woman. I of course binge read it in a few days.

Fast forward to now, and I have the privilege of having Eve follow me on my social media platforms. She tells me she wants a blogger’s review on The Other Woman. It had been several years since I had read it, so in order to give an honest review, I had to reread it (Not that I need an excuse to read a really good book).This is what I thought…the second time around.

My Review:

It’s un-putdownable. I do not remember being so anxious and disgusted with the villainess the last time I read this book. Eve Rabi knows how to make you hate or love a character and you for sure will hate…I mean hate Scarlett. She’s narcissistic, selfish, self centered, and a cold calculating biotch, yet also kind of entertaining and pretty funny…although I hate to admit it. The terrible thing is you know there are women out there just like her that will stop at nothing to get what they want. But I digress, Scarlett is so well written, you have steam coming out of your ears. The lengths she goes to to get Bradley are disgusting and intriguing all at the same time.

That’s just the first part of the book though. The woman she wrongs finally gets some payback. You’re cheering for Rival the entire time. All of Eve’s character’s are so well developed. The reason I gave the book a 4.5 instead of a 5 is because the cheating scenes made my stomach churn. You’re hoping that Bradley wakes up and smells the coffee, but he doesn’t and it can be hard to read at times. DO NOT let that deter you. The Other Woman is clever, funny, heart wrenching, and you absolutely cannot put it down. You will binge and you will immediately want  to read the rest of Eve’s books. Like Derailed, the sequel to The Other Woman. So go on, prepare yourself to read this psychological thriller of love and the other woman.

Why you should read it:

As I said before, The Other Woman is un-putdownable. You want to read more and more and faster and faster the further into the book you get. The funny and fast paced writing makes you devour the pages.

Want to learn about Arena and Bear, Ritchie and what happened between he and Liefie, or the finale to The Other Woman? Read the books in this order: Payback, One Way or Another, My Wife’s Lil Secret, The Other Woman, then Derailed. Even if you read The Other Woman first, you won’t be lost.  I’ve read all of them and they are all awesome and just as riveting.

About the Author:

Australia is where Eve resides although she was born in South Africa. She’s written 26 books and counting. They’re all romantic suspenses and damn good if I do say so myself. The heroines are always strong and determined and the heros are always sexy.If you want to know more about her or her psychological thrillers head on over to her page at


Have you read any of Eve’s other books? What’s your favorite? Tell me down below:)

Unsuitable by Samantha Towle

Unsuitable- The Dark Formidable Anti Hero


Rating: 4/5


“Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.

On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.

The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.

But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.

Secrets make Daisy curious.

And you know what curiosity can do…”

My thoughts ya’ll:

Knowing that you’re spending time in prison for someone else’s crime after being wrongfully accused and railroaded by the police is a hard pill to swallow. Daisy is angry about it, but doesn’t waste time trying to get even because she knows there’s nothing she can do about it. Being wrongfully accused is punishment in itself but, she doesn’t care at this point as long as she gets her baby brother back and her life on track again. She raised him and considers him her own. She’s accepted into a program that provides ex-convicts with work. Little does she know, she’s going to meet the man who changes her life. Her knew boss is the epitome of tall, dark, formidable and handsome. They find they can’t fight their passion for one another, but all is not as it seems. She’s in danger, but from who?

My Review:

 I heard so many great things about this book. I couldn’t wait to read it and I was pleasantly surprised to find it was free through my kindle unlimited subscription. For some reason I’m fascinated by women that have been to prison and Samantha let me into the mindset of a convicted female, even if only a little. Daisy’s character is everything you want to be when you grow up. She’s a fighter and can have a smart mouth. Strong because she’s survived a horrific injustice and is still fighting for her life, determined because she will stop at nothing to take back her life, and she doesn’t take crap from anyone…not even her knew boss. I’d be too worried he was going to fire me to give him any lip. She doesn’t take Kas’s attitude, even though she wants him and needs her new job.

Kas is well, how can you describe the hero? Maybe more of an anti-hero? He is not a suitable book boyfriend no matter how good looking he is. He’s hot and cold, up and down, and really just a jerk. Yet together they have an undeniable passion.

Their love story was what made me mark it a 4 out of 5 stars. It seemed a little predictable. I like a little more angst. Some more screaming, ignoring, or punching would have made me like it a bit more. I wanted Daisy to make him grovel more for her forgiveness. You’re worth it girl! But it’s obviously her nature. I don’t get the drama in my own relationship (Thank you Jesus!), but I want more spice in my romances…maybe that’s just me.

Why you should read it:

The plot twist at the end totally redeemed this twisted love story. I didn’t see it coming. At. All. I hate spoilers so I won’t do that to you. That just means you have to read it for yourself.

About the Author:

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best selling author from across the pond. She lives with her husband and two children. She’s the incredibly talented author of the Storm Series and my favorite the Alexandra Jones series. Want to read more about her and purchase some of her great work? Go over to her amazon author page here and show her some love.


Did Kas make you want to junk punch him too? Would you rate it differently? Tell me down below.

Review of All or Nothing

ARC Review All or Nothing- A Second Chance Romance


***Jailbait has been renamed to All or Nothing-A Second Chance Romance***

Rating: 4/5


Grayson King is anything but royal…

Pepper Davenwood is the embodiment of class…

They say opposites attract, but what happens when they collide?

Recently released from prison, the only thing Grayson wants more than a fresh start is a chance to prove himself to the only woman he’s ever loved. But with a past he can’t talk about, a criminal record he can’t explain, and the mess his father left in wake of his sudden death, Grayson knows it’s not going to happen.

Until it does.

And now that he’s back in her life, Grayson realizes the very woman he’d give up everything for might be the one to take it all away. Because the heart knows no limits when it comes to love, and Grayson will do whatever it takes to keep Pepper safe. Even if it means breaking the law…again.

My thoughts ya’ll:

Being a new blogger, I am excited to get new opportunities every day. One of the greatest perks of being a blogger and reviewing books is the opportunity to read them before they’re released to everyone else. It feeds my obsession in the greatest way. Well I was given the privilege of first releasing a teaser of Jailbait a few days ago and from the first few lines, I was hooked! The best part is that I got to read the entire book these last few days and I couldn’t get enough.

Grayson King is fresh out of jail and is trying to walk the straight and narrow when he gets an opportunity from an old family friend he just can’t pass up. This old family friend just happens to be the love of his life’s father. He never wavered from his love for Pepper. He’s hard on outside, but oooey gooey on the inside.  He comes back into her life and is reminded of all of their differences and just how much she’s moved on from him. But just like any good alpha male, he pushes back into her life to get what he wants. Little does he know, she hasn’t forgotten him at all.

My Review:

I love when characters aren’t perfect and have flaws even though they’re …fictional. Gasp! I know, I wish they were out living their lives somewhere and you could call them up to check on them. Emily just happens to be one of my favorite authors and she didn’t disappoint. This story had a little bit of angst, a few secrets, and whole lotta sexy. Just the way I like em.

Pepper is a strong female. Is there any other way to be? She’s sweet, smart, sexy, and still in love with Grayson after all these years. Grayson is tough, hardened, and rough around the edges. His soft side comes out for Pepper making you just sigh out loud. Don’t get me wrong, remember the angst and secrets I mentioned? Well those are the moments where you want to scream at your kindle and definitely one of Grayson’s flaws. Together they are the perfect couple and have you rooting for them.

I like that you’re able to get into Pepper’s head and know her character a little better by these thoughts, making her really well developed. I also like that Grayson was a man’s man. Sometimes female authors have a hard time making the men sound believable, because well they’re not men. Emily gives the perfect point of view from a man’s perspective making his thoughts and actions believable.

The only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because I felt the ending was a little rushed. I won’t give out spoilers, but I’m still thinking about some the loose ends from both of their lives that weren’t quite tied up. That could have been intentional on Emily’s part, but like I said, I wanna know what’s going on with my new friends.

Why you should read it:

I loved Pepper and Grayson and their story. Entertaining, love filled, and steamy are how I’d describe this book. What are you waiting for?… Go buy it!

About the Author:

As I mentioned above, Emily is one of my favorite authors. She’s lives in the midwest with her hubby and daughters. She’s also the New York Times best selling author of Stay and the Contagium Series. If you want to read some amazing stories, go over to her amazon page here and support this talented woman.


Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Grayson make you hot and bothered?