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November 2017

📝REVIEW📝 ~ Commander In Briefs ~ Author: Kristy Marie ~ Coming December 5th 2107

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Genre:  Romance; Sports Romance; Friends to Lovers; Post-Military; Triggers

My Rating:  4.5 

Cover:  5

Publication:  December 5th 2017

Read:  November 25th 2017  (ARC)

POV:  First-person perspective from 3 main characters


Fifteen years ago, I saw him
Seven years ago, I begged him.

Locked in a twisted game of friends, I gave Theo Von Bremen everything.
We were reckless.
We were dangerous.
We were crazy in love.

Until he came along.

Cade breathed fire into my soul, forever changing my direction
He was my salvation.
I was his redemption.
He became my mission.

I became his Commander.

But where does that leave Theo?
Exactly where I want him.

On his knees.

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My Review:

 Commander in Briefs (Commander in Briefs, #1)Commander in Briefs by Kristy Marie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars to Commander In Briefs by Kristy Marie.

Well this book was different from anything I have read recently, if at all. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book and most of them are good. I will do my best not to spoil anything in this book. There are three main characters in this book who are Theo, Anniston, and Cade. There are also many secondary characters as well. You would think with a book having so many characters there would be confusion. There was not. This author wrote each character beautifully, with their own traits and I never felt like it was too much. It was entertaining for sure.

Theo and Anniston have been best friends since childhood but did not take their relationship further until the end of college. It was one night but it changed everything and not necessarily the way you may be thinking. I too had a lot preconceived ideas when diving into this book. I was mostly and pleasantly wrong, lol.

I admit that it took me a few days to get through this book because there was so much going on. I often had to put my Kindle down just to reflect. My emotions were all over the place. I was often frustrated, disappointed, angry, concerned and even sad. But for all of those negative emotions there was a lot that made me smile. A lot! I laughed a lot as well.

While there are three main characters this is not a love triangle nor a menagé. I admit after reading the blurb that I was worried that it would be a love triangle. I am not a fan of love triangles and I will avoid reading them. After a bit of research I found out that this book would be safe for me to read.

Commander In Briefs is not strictly a romance. While love is the main focus, there are so many other aspects we see. Theo and Aniston’s love for each other was beyond complicated. Add Cade to the mix and the complications get even more angsty. This book also has many secondary characters as I mentioned earlier. I would actually say this book has multi-tropes. There is romance, there is also suspense, second chances, best friends to lovers, post military, and I must add there are several triggers.

So I liked Aniston’s character for the most part. She was definitely not a pushover. I found her intelligent, caring, considerate, very loyal and passionate about helping people. That said, I wasn’t her biggest fan through a lot of the book. As a matter fact I hadn’t decided I liked her until the second half. Unfortunately I can’t explain why without giving anything away. As for Theo he was very possessive, protective, and an over-the-top alpha. SO OVER THE TOP! His love for Aniston was beyond intense. It was hard to tell whether he was obsessed or in love; some of the things he did we’re just crazy! But I can definitely tell you by the last pages of this book I absolutely believe he loved her. This author did a great job of convincing me of that. Theo is definitely a character I won’t forget anytime soon.

As for Cade, his character was also hard to read. He had a lot of post-war issues that broke my heart. He was a really good guy and I was rooting for him to heal and be happy. While he and Aniston had a very special and intimate relationship, it was not sexual. Again, I cannot say more without giving away the story.

As I said earlier there is a lot going on in the story; I am impressed how the author gave us a complete story with so many characters. All I can say is you will have to read this for yourself to know what I mean.

I absolutely loved the ending of this book! One of the best happily ever after’s I’ve ever read! I believe that Cade will be having his own story soon enough and I most definitely will be reading that.

That said, if you’re looking for an intriguing, intense and angsty romance featuring many characters and a few different storylines you will absolutely love this book!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.


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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Christmas With The Billionaire ~ Author: Lila Monroe ~ #RomanticComedy



Title: Christmas with the Billionaire
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 30, 2017
Spice up the holiday season with the hilarious new holiday
novella from Lila Monroe.
Dressing up as a sexy elf to sing Christmas hits isn’t
exactly the glittering Broadway career I had planned. The only thing more
humiliating than my outfit is coming face-to-face with Oliver Gage, the sexy
big-shot theatre producer who just crushed my dreams. He’s arrogant,
infuriating… and did I mention how sexy he is?
I’ve sworn never to get comfy on the casting couch, but when
we’re snowed in together upstate, it’s looking like a pretty good place to
spend the night. Soon, sparks – and my panties – are flying.
Who said Christmas only had to come once a year? 


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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Baker’s Dozen: Copper Creek Book #3 ~ Author: Wendy Smith ~ #ContemporaryRomance



Title: Baker’s Dozen
Series: Copper Creek #3
Author: Wendy Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 30, 2017

Owen Campbell is more than the town baker—he’s also the
player out of all the Campbell boys. A tragic accident brings a secret to light
that turns his world on its head and forces him to reconsider his lifestyle.
Ginny Robinson is alone, and that’s the way she likes it.
While she loves teaching, the circumstances of her employment leave her
thinking about leaving town. Until she meets Owen.
When Owen asks her to move in, Ginny’s afraid it’s for all
the wrong reasons.
Can he work out what the right reasons are?
The third book in the Copper Creek series continues the
story of the Campbell family.
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Wendy Smith published as Ariadne Wayne for 3 years before deciding she didn’t want to be someone else all the time. Heavily influenced by stories in the media, she decided to try something new, and the Copper Creek series was born. With lots of love and a touch of darkness, her stories will twist their way into your heart.


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AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Power Struggle ~ Author: Paige Fieldsted ~ #OneCLick


Power Struggle

by Paige Fieldsted

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I gave up on love twenty years ago. These days I only want hot sex. Jameson Beck is experienced, confident, and sinfully sexy— a perfect distraction from the murder trial taking over my life. But now I’m expected to work with him every day and ignore his never-ending advances? Yeah, right. I can’t keep my distance, not even with Jameson threatening everything I’ve worked for over the past ten years. And he’s making me want the very thing I’d sworn off: love.

Olivia Roberts, the blonde bombshell. She’s hot, feisty, and isn’t afraid to talk dirty. She fights me at every turn, but that only makes me want her more. Too bad she’s the one person standing between me and the partnership I’d do anything to get. Olivia makes me question it all. I thought my career was enough. I thought I didn’t need love. But now I don’t think I can live without it. Or her.

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RELEASE TOUR ~ Kneel: God Of Rock #1 ~ Author: Eden Butler ~ #RockstarRomance

Title: Kneel
Series: God of Rock #1
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Erotic Rockstar Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017


Dash Justice wrote the songs everyone sings. 

His face hangs on every girl’s wall. But Dash wasn’t always a rock God. 

Once, he was just Jamie, the boy I loved. 

But when my name, sung from his lips promises I was good for only one thing, all sweet thoughts of him die. 

Now his excuses mean nothing. His promises are weak and I’m about to show the world that even rock Gods can be brought to their knees.
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. 
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football. 

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana. 

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COVER REVEAL ~ Midnight Train: Lake Shore University #2 ~ Author: Kathleen Maree ~ #NARomance

Title: Midnight Rain
Series: Lake Shore University #2
Author: Kathleen Mareé
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2018 

They say it’s as easy as following your heart. Just listen to it, and let it guide you…

It’s so simple isn’t it?

Even if half belongs to one best friend, and the other half literally beats for the other…

It doesn’t matter how much time passes or how angry I am at the world, because I know without a doubt that I needed both of them.

More than I needed to breathe.

From the earliest age I was a born storyteller.

Ask my parents and they will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All of that role playing and living in fantasy… it was an obvious direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the limelight quickly saw that dream diminish.

Over the years I turned my world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them down. Before I knew it, ‘Cut’ had been completed.

When I am not busy writing my next story, I am a working mum, housewife and sometimes hockey wag 🙂 In other words, probably some kind of circus act who specialises in juggling 😉

I hope you enjoy my blog, where I will be posting thoughts, other books I am currently reading and even sneak peeks of my novels. I encourage any feedback, comments or direct messages via my contact page should anyone wish to get in touch.

I am so thrilled to be sharing my journey and hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.

Dream often. Believe always.




AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Pipe: Fallen Lords MC #2 ~ Author: WInter Travers ~ #MCRomance

Title: Pipe
Series:  Fallen Lords MC #2
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2017

Guarded. Afraid. Confused.

Nikki Nomad’s life is in shambles. Growing up in and out of foster care, she rarely lets anyone in. After watching her best friend Karmen fall in love, Nikki starts to soften to the idea of a happily ever after with Fallen Lords V.P., Pipe.

He’s ruggedly handsome with a careless attitude, and it’s the exact lethal and sexy combination that breaks Nikki’s heart, reminding her life is far from a fairytale and making her run away from the few people she loves.

Stubborn. Careless. Free.

Pipe Mark cares about one person and one person only.

A revolving door of women might spend the night in his bed, but they all know the score before they step foot through door.

1. No promises. 2. One night.

They all respect the rules and go on their merry way more than satisfied in the morning.

All except Nikki.

Nikki makes Pipe want more. He never has before, but he longs to make promises of ending each night tangled in each other’s arms. He just realizes it all too late.

Nikki runs, and Pipe ignores the way his body begs for him to chase her. While Nikki thinks Pipe can’t give her what she needs, Pipe is worried Nikki is going to rock his world and never leave it the same.


Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.

Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)

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AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Siren ~ Author: Jo-Anne Joseph

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Nothing in life is ever monochrome.

I discovered that a long time ago,

And with all such lessons,

I learned it the hard way.

Dark cannot exist without light.

Night can’t occur without day.

Despair can’t flourish without hope.

I couldn’t live without her,

She can’t survive without me.

She was meant to be my protector.

It was us against the world.

Allies. Partners.

Instead, she became my worst fear.

I allowed that despair to grow and fester.

I let it mar me, then, almost destroy me.

I realized something had to give.

This time, there is no turning back.

When the siren calls to you,

You unwillingly answer.

Question is… Would I survive the fall?

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Jo-Anne Joseph is an indie contemporary romance author, dreamer, doer, artist with a flair for creating stories about the seemingly impossible and second chance romance. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader and enjoys painting and coloring. She also has a deep love for poetry and prose. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age and resulted in her debut novel Infinity.  Jo-Anne is a business professional by day and also writes on a volunteer basis for on-line publication Still Standing Magazine and the website Glow in the Woods. Her articles have been republished in several newsletters. Jo-Anne lives in Johannesburg South Africa which provides the inspiration for the settings in her novels, with her husband Brian and their beautiful son Braydon.

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NEW RELEASE ~ One Last Snowy Christmas: An O’Loughlin Brothers Novella ~ Author: A.F. Crowell



Title: One Last Snowy Christmas
An O’Loughlin Brothers Series Novella
Author: A.F. Crowell
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
With every flake of snow that falls, Scott and Maria
O’Loughlin are treasuring each individual moment with their three boys home
under the same roof once again.
Cooper O’Loughlin has had a hard year. Home from his latest
deployment, the Army Special Forces soldier is looking forward to Christmas
with his wife and family. If only he could shake the feeling something had
changed while he was away.
Storm O’Loughlin left home with a purpose,- only to return
for holidays and not to look back. While catching up with old friends, in
walked the woman who used to be the center of every fantasy he ever had. He has
one week to make her his or walk away for good this time.
Ashton O’Loughlin might have been the youngest brother, but
he was growing up and ready to take on life. With this last Christmas before
graduating high school, he knew this was his final opportunity to make his move
on the girl next door – who happened to be his very best friend.
Three brothers, one holiday, and too much about to happen,
Scott and Maria share their love and their family before everything changes
forever. One last snowy Christmas to hold onto hope or let go of everything as
it was before.
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A.F. Crowell lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and two sons. They have two dogs, Diesel, a German Shepherd rescue and Dez, a black Labrador Retriever. She shares her love of books with her children, who have a head start on becoming life-long readers.

Romance fiction hit her radar when her husband forced her to watch Twilight one weekend when they were snowed in. That was it! From there her love grew; Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, YA and Dystopian are her preferred reads.

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