Month: October 2018

New Release + 5 Star ARC Review ❤︎ Saint (Mercy Book 2) by JB Salsbury

Reviewed by Jacqui

Just so you know, Ghost Girl is the first book in this series and needs to be read first.

If ten stars were possible, this book would definitely deserve it. As it was said in the book, “Everything is a journey, a wild ride with constant surprises.” This story was a journey through wanting to save the one you love no matter what it means to you. A story with surprises that will make you cheer and then cry, but a good cry.
When Milo and Mercy head to Mexico, they think it will only be for a short time. But revenge is the only thing Milo sees. Finding the one who held Mercy captive for so long and getting justice for Mercy. The only problem is that Mercy has gone from one prison to another. Stuck in the compound of El Jefe, Milo’s father, Mercy wants to know where Milo goes every night. When she follows him one night, things go wrong immediately. Now Milo is in a race against time to find Mercy. Knowing his father does not approve, Milo goes against the demands of his father to find Mercy and it could mean his life in the LS. The LS hold onto his every move and he is willing to risk it all to let Mercy have a normal life. But a life that may not include him.

I can barely put into words the way I feel after reading this book. Mercy and Milo are characters so incredibly written you get lost easily lost in the story. At one point I felt like I was right there along with Milo and looking for Mercy. I was so caught up in the passion the two have for each other because the writing makes you feel that. The ending pulled at my heart and I wanted to slow down reading to make it last. But it had to end and there is no other way I would want to see the ending. It completely fits the characters of Mercy and Milo.
JB Salsbury, once again I am in awe of you and your talent for telling a story. Don’t stop doing what you do best. Thank you for bringing us Mercy and Milo and their beautiful story.

Synopsis

Milo sold his soul to the devil to save an angel.
Now he’s after revenge.

There are worse prisons than the lush estate of a notorious drug smuggler in Mexico. Mercy lives out her days alone and hidden from the world, but her sleep is riddled with nightmares of the muti and all the boys and girls just like her who weren’t lucky enough to get away.

If the people who kept her as a child are in Mexico, is it possible she could find them?

What starts as vigilante justice unravels a web of human trafficking deeper and darker than Milo and Mercy could’ve imagined. When she comes face-to-face with the people she once considered family, she proves she is far from the Angel they raised her to be.

About the Author

JB Salsbury, New York Times Best Selling author of The Fighting Series, lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day lost in a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles as stories claw away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.

Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to write her first novel.

Since 2013 she has published six bestselling novels in The Fighting Series and won a RONE Award.

For more information head over to jbsalsbury.com for the latest news, quizzes and downloadable swag!

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New Release + 5 Star Review ☆ Three-Sixty: A Full Circle Duet Part #2 by Teri Kay

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by Jacqui

Please know that the first in this series One-Eighty needs to be read first. You definitely will want to read it anyways. Plus the cover is amazing.
At the end of One-Eighty, Teri Kay left us hanging. We met and fell in love with Connor and Daniella. Two single parents trying the dating world again. Their life is their kids and that seems to be it. But when their kids are in the same class and good friends, a friendship turned into more. But lying in the background waiting to pounce are Connor’s ex wife who has decided that having an affair with her secretary was not her best choice. She wants Connor to try again. But then there is Nic, Connor’s best friend who rebuffed his feelings before she got married. Now she wants to give it a try with Connor after her failed marriage. But Connor is not onboard with either of them. He has found Daniella and will do what he needs to to win her back. In Daniella’s eyes, she can’t compare to the other two women. She’s curvy and not feeling like she can add up to the other two. Her emotions are still on the fringe after the death of her husband and doesn’t want to be hurt again. She needs to decide to fight for the man she loves or cut her losses. Connor is there to help her with her decision.
What makes Teri Kay’s Duet series so good is her main characters. Connor is not your typical book boyfriend. He has a “dad body”, isn’t a millionaire, and has an occasional smoke. I will tell you this. I would take Connor Evans over any other book boyfriend. He is written as one of the nicest guys you will meet and knows who he is. I love absolutely everything about him. I like reading about “real” couples who are not perfect. Connor and Daniella have been written just like that. They get past their insecurities and find each other and the love they both want. Teri Kay, keep writing your characters like this. You have a way of making the ordinary extraordinary. Thank you.

Synopsis

Just when you think the dust is about to settle, the whirlwind of life picks you up and throws you into another hurricane of one-eighties. Daniella Kahele thought her life of one-eighties was beginning to settle after she met Connor Evans. It was like the stars aligned and the world kept throwing them together. He might just be the one to break down the walls she had built after the death of her husband. Just as she opens her heart again, Connor’s regretful ex-wife and jealous best friend decide they aren’t ready to let him go just yet. A storm of envious past love no one saw coming threatens to destroy everything and it’s a storm that neither Connor nor Daniella are prepared to weather. As Daniella spreads her wings, Connor sees the competition for her heart is real and that he may not be able to let her go. Can two lives full of one-eighties come together in a three-sixty to form a full circle?

4 Star Review ☆ But First, Coffee (Love & Coffee Book 1) by Sarah Darlington

 

 

 

Reviewed by Jacqui

Already a fan of Sarah Darlington, I was excited to read the book. Once I started I had mixed feelings about it. At first I was expecting more of a rom-com based on the main characters names, Lana Bitterman and Joe Coffee. But it ended up being a little more serious than I expected.

Lana Bitterman, CEO of a coffee company and wearer of white pant suits. Wanting to expand her business, she seeks help from one of her stores best baristas, Joe Coffee. When she first meets him, the drop dead gorgeous barista is telling a story of spilling coffee on the white pant suit customer aka the boss. An awkward meeting later and Joe is helping her plan out her new store.

Joe Coffee is not who he seems. Yes, he makes a mean cup of coffee but his past is not what you would expect. Joe has been to law school, has ADHD, fell into drugs and alcohol addiction, lives a meager life and has trouble with intimacy and relationships, something that started after a blackout time in his life. A brother who will do anything to protect his younger sister Kitty, Joe is blackmailed into helping out a competitor and ex friend of Lana, who wants something from Lana. When the sparks fly between Joe and Lana, Joe knows what he needs to do. Help the woman he is falling in love with.

The plot and ending were not what I expected. It seemed too simple and easy and not much of a fight between Lana and her ex-friend Doug who has been blackmailing Joe. Although Joe and Lana get through their respective relationship problems and ended with a HEA, Doug is the big mystery as is Kitty. What will Sarah Darlington bring us with these two? I for one can’t wait. Thank you Sarah Darlington for bringing us Coffee.

Synopsis

Ready to expand her coffee empire, Lana Bitterman does what any smart and fierce CEO would do— she decides to promote the highest selling barista in her company. Joe Coffee. But Joe Coffee isn’t just a handsome barista with a great name. He also inexplicably has an engineering degree from MIT and an almost-degree from Harvard Law.
The more Lana researches Joe, the deeper into his past she falls. And from the moment he walks into her office, she knows she wants him.

Not just as an employee.

As more.

But little does she know, Joe has more secrets than a few unexplained degrees. He’s there because he was sent there.

 

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