#BRMondays – Give Me Fever by Jasmine & Arielle Lockhart

Published January 15th, 2019
Print Length: 206 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance

four-half-star

AMAZON / GOODREADS

My Review

This is the story of Jessa and Jackson. They got married young and in love, but Jackson’s huge drive to get a better life for him and his wife, along with the lack of good understanding between them, broke them apart.

Jessa went back to their old town and bought the home plantation from under her ex during the divorce. Now Jackson wants to sell it but the man that bought it refuse to listen to reason. So he flew to his old town to talk to the guy and Jessa’s lie was up, but that wasn’t the only thing they discover when they got brought together by destiny.

I believe the Lockhart sisters did a fantastic job with their debut novel. Working as a team in writing doesn’t sound easy but there was no difference, in my opinion, in the writing style. So they did great at mixing their writing together while telling a story.

When I saw what happened with their divorce, which was pre-talked about on the blurb, I was jumping with joy because I love me a good marriage that loves each other get a second chance so they can live happily together.

The plot was interesting and so precious. I do have to say that Jessa annoyed me a little bit with how easy she blamed Jackson for things without looking at herself too. Good thing she noticed and did the right thing later or I would have been really mad.

I would recommend this book to those that love second chance romances.

Disclaimer: I got an ARC copy from the authors. Thanks Lockhart Sisters!

About the Author

Jasmine and Arielle Lockhart were born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a house overflowing with books, art, and poetry scrawled on scraps of paper by the hands of their father and mother. The sisters spent their childhood summers setting crawdad traps and picking peaches from the three-hundred-year-old tree on their family’s plantation. On stormy nights when the power would go out in the Antebellum home, Arielle would distract her younger sister by telling her stories. It never took long before Jasmine’s fear of the dark was forgotten and she was butting in with her own ideas of how the story should go.

In 2017, over mint julep’s on the plantation’s ivy-laden porch, Jasmine and Arielle came up with the crazy idea to co-write a romance novel. A year and many heated debates later, the first book in the Fever series was complete.

When she’s not nagging her sister to add more kissing scenes to their books, Jasmine is a world-traveler, living between New Orleans and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East.

Arielle currently resides on the plantation, where she spends her days writing and convincing Grammy Dee that Annabelle, the housekeeper she hired three years ago, is not the reincarnation of the young woman who hung herself in the peach tree after her fiancé failed to return from war.

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#BRMondays – Keeping Her Under The Mistletoe by M. Robinson

Published December 5th, 2018
Print Length: 39 pages
Genre: Adult Fiction, Adult Romance, Erotica, Contemporary Romance

five-stars

Amazon / Goodreads

Disclaimer: These stories are NOT for readers under the age of 18 years old due to the heavy sexual content on them.

The short story collection is a teaser of epic proportions for me. I haven’t read anything by M. Robinson, not that I could remember, and I believe I should remember her books going off the reaction I got from this collection.

The first short story is about the couple from El Diablo. The heat level was at an all-time max and I was left wanting more. Now I need to actually read El Diablo to get to know these characters and get my fix. One thing is for sure: I won’t be looking at candy canes in the same way for the rest of my life. *blushes deeply*

The second story was about Noah and Skyler’s from the Lost Boy. This got almost the same amount of love from me as the first one. Except, nobody can top Alejandro Martinez so far. It sounds like the Lost Boy should be a lot of fun with these two as main characters. I can hardly wait to find out.

The last story is a teaser scene of a future book by the author that will be releasing in Spring 2019 and the scene depicted in those short pages was some very powerful stuff. I can say with honesty that I’m as excited to get this new book as I am to read El Diablo… Well, almost. Lucky for me I have a backlist of books from M. Robinson to catch up on before the release.

As far as recommendations go, this Collection of short scenes in on my top list for teasers and as a way to get to know a new to you author’s writing. It was hands down, one of the best ways to end my reading year. I just hope 2019 gets even better reading-wise.

I almost forgot to mention that I got the book with the KU (Kindle Unlimited) subscription.

About the Author

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.

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#BRMondays – Angie’s Gladiator by Ruby Dixon

Published December 3rd, 2018
Print Length: 270 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Aliens Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy

four-star

Amazon / Goodreads

My Review

Imagine waking up on an alien planet, naked as the day you were born but with a big difference: you’re hugely pregnant with no recollection of how it happened. Also imagine that two red smoking hot alien twins are fighting, in their own way, to get you attention but only one of them makes you week at the knees.

That was Angie’s life. She woke up on a cold plannet, surrounded by aliens, no way of going home, pregnant, scared and the object of attention of twin warrior aliens.

Vordis and Thrand were gladiators, clones of the same male and slaved to give their master the satisfaction of strong fights in arenas. Now they are both on a cold plannet, free and confused. They always did everything together so when Vordis is paying attention to Angie, Thrand does it too.

I have to admit Thrand got on my nerves faster than a character on his situation usual would. Vordis on the other hand was the perfect main character and mate for Angie.

The story is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone and it’s a good hook to get you reading more books in this universe. The world is carefully crafted and very consistent in each book I’ve read.

Writing wise I have no complains, even though it was a short book by my standards and I finished it in one fast sitting, I can say anything else but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The other couples are ones that I recognize because I follow the series and I was really happy to see this particular couple come together.

Honestly, I was expecting a MFM story but Ruby did a great job at pulling the brother’s apart so each can have their mate. I can hardly wait for Thrand to have his own book.

I strongly recommend you to pick this book up. You don’t need to read the previous ones or other series because this stands on its own but I can assure you, it won’t be long before you’re reading the rest to get to know beautiful characters.

About the Author

Ruby Dixon loves to write sexy, dirty things. Right now she’s obsessed with dirty aliens. She’s also dabbled in dirty bikers, dirty bears, and well, just dirty things in general.

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#BRMondays – Almost Glass by Leah Holt

Published September 3rd, 2018
Print Length: 357 pages
Genre: New Adult, Inspirational, Romance

four-star

Amazon

My Review

This book came into my Kindle with a warning and I’ll say it was justified. The warning looks a lot like the author’s note at the bottom of the blurb: Walk through the darkness and you will see the light. The story is raw, realistic, dark and I think for some people, it should come with a trigger warning.

I did not have a problem with the topics addressed in this book but I know of people that could have them. I’ll warn you beforehand. This story has drug abuse, female physical abuse, suicide attempt and deep emotional issues involving the loss of a son.

Lorelei has been through the wringer in life. She’s been dealt with a cold, hard hand and she couldn’t have reacted differently, at least I think she couldn’t, not with all the emotional pain she was carrying and concealing from the world. I felt her pain. This character was raw, felt realistic and touched my heart strings pretty much from the get-go until the end.

Fallon is a man of medicine but he’s also a man that has seen a lot in his line of work to know that some people are worth fighting for. He sees Lorelei for something that she was, in the beginning, but slowly he helps her build herself back up to become the amazing woman he knows she could be. His love and absolute conviction, just as his willingness to stay at her side no matter how many times she falls down the rabbit hole… that man is precious.

The character development in this book was absolutely incredible. I do have to say that at some point Lorelei seemed to act mean for the sake of being mean to me, or even annoying when she yelled at Fallon, but when you put that into context, and you put yourself in her shoes… it fits almost perfectly.

Writing wise I have no complaints what so ever. I did not find any mistakes on my copy of the book or maybe I was just so engrossed that I didn’t even notice them, which is a testament of the story quality and author’s ability if that was the case.

I would recommend this book if you want a taste of the harsh realities of someone’s life while they look for a reason to keep living. I would also recommend you read this book with a box of tissues close by.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout.

About the Author

Growing up in a small town, Leah Holt’s imagination was able to run wild. She loves to write romance with intense alpha guys, the ones we all desire but dare not admit to.

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