Blog Tour Book Review: Sinner by Sierra Simone

Blog Tour Book Review: Saint by Sierra Simone

Saint by Sierra SimoneAuthor: Sierra Simone
Series: Priest #3
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, M/M Romance,
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: September 7th 2021
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Candi Kane PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):

I can’t have Elijah Iverson.

I can’t have him because he’s my older brother’s best friend. I can’t have him because I broke his heart five years ago; because he’s now engaged to someone else—someone kind and dependable who deserves his whiskey eyes, his soft mouth, his fierce intellect.

I can’t have Elijah because I’ve chosen God instead.

The Bell brothers, though . . . well, we don’t exactly have the greatest track record with vows. But I’m determined to do this monk thing right—to pledge myself to a cloistered life and spend the rest of my years in chastity and prayer. But now Elijah’s here. He’s here and he’s coming with me on my European monastery road trip, and between the whispered confessions and the stolen kisses and the moments bent over an ancient altar, my vows are feeling flimsier by the day.

And vows or not, I know in my heart that it would take more than a good and holy monk to resist Elijah Iverson right now. It would take a saint.

And we all know that I’m no saint.

This is the third full-length M/M standalone in the Priest Collection, featuring Father Bell’s brother, Aiden Bell. You do not have to read Priest or Sinner to read Saint.

*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

I’ve been waiting for this book for a long while and ever since I heard that it was going to be released, I knew that Saint would break me. I was expecting to love it, but I didn’t expect the roller coaster of emotions it put me through. If you love second chance romances, best friend’s younger sibling, road trip romances, this is the book for you.

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Book Review: Uncharted by Adriana Anders

Book Review: Uncharted by Adriana Anders

Uncharted by Adriana AndersAuthor: Adriana Anders
Series: Survival Instincts #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: August 24th 2021
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):

Hotshot pilot Leo Eddowes is afraid of nothing and no one. So when she’s asked to evacuate a man from the wilds of Alaska, she doesn’t hesitate. But with enemies in close pursuit and the weather turning sour, what should have been a simple mission quickly shifts to disaster.

And there’s only one way out.

When Elias Thorne disappeared, he was America’s most wanted. Now he’s spent more than a decade in one of the most remote places on earth, guarding a dangerous secret. Leo’s arrival, quickly followed by a team of expert hunters, leaves him no choice but to join forces with her—and run. Neither is prepared for their reluctant partnership to flare into something as wild and untamed as the frozen world around them…but as desperately cold days melt into scorchingly hot nights, Leo and Elias must learn to dig deep, trust in each other, and forge a bond as strong as the forces of nature.

Stranded together in a frozen wilderness,
There’s nowhere left to run…

*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of his book from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

The day has finally come, guys. The wait for the second installment in the Survival Instincts series, Uncharted by Adriana Anders, is finally out. If you thought the first book in the series was good, then this one is off the charts. Uncharted has everything I could have hoped for and more: suspense, adrenaline, scorching chemistry, romance for days, competence porn, amazing side characters, mystery, and a lot gasp-inducing moments. Basically this is the recipe for awesomeness and Uncharted delivers on each and every one of them.

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Blog Tour Book Review: Treasured by Lexi Blake

Treasured by Lexi BlakeAuthor: Lexi Blake
Series:
Masters and Mercenaries #22.5
Audience:
+18
Genre:
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher:1001 Dark Nights Press
Release Date:
June 22nd 2021
My Rating:
5 Cups
Source:
Social Butterfly PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries series…

David Hawthorne has a great life. His job as a professor at a prestigious Dallas college is everything he hoped for. Now that his brother is back from the Navy, life seems to be settling down. All he needs to do is finish the book he’s working on and his tenure will be assured. When he gets invited to interview a reclusive expert, he knows he’s gotten lucky. But being the stepson of Sean Taggart comes with its drawbacks, including an overprotective mom who sends a security detail to keep him safe. He doesn’t need a bodyguard, but when Tessa Santiago shows up on his doorstep, the idea of her giving him close cover doesn’t seem so bad.

Tessa has always excelled at most anything she tried, except romance. The whole relationship thing just didn’t work out for her. She’s not looking for love, and she’s certainly not looking for it with an academic who happens to be connected to her boss’s family. The last thing she wants is to escort an overly pampered pretentious man-child around South America to ensure he doesn’t get into trouble. Still, there’s something about David that calls to her. In addition to watching his back, she will have to avoid falling into the trap of soulful eyes and a deep voice that gets her heart racing.

But when the seemingly simple mission turns into a treacherous race for a hidden artifact, David and Tess know this assignment could cost them far more than their jobs. If they can overcome the odds, the lost treasure might not be their most valuable reward.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

*Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

You guys, I can’t even explain how much I adored this story. The world of the McKay-Taggart is getting so much bigger and I can’t help but be utterly in love with it all. I’ve said this many times, but I have yet to read a book by Lexi Blake that I didn’t find charming and adorable and that didn’t make me cry at least once. And Treasured is no different. Read More »

Book Review: The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata

Book Review: The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata

The Best Thing by Mariana ZapataAuthor: Mariana Zapata
Series: N/A
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: August 7th 2019
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Blurb (from Goodreads):

Some things are easily forgiven. Other things… not so much.

Lenny DeMaio made herself a promise: she was done.

Done thinking about him.

Done worrying about him.

Done reaching out to a man who clearly didn’t want to be found.

Too bad no one gave Jonah Collins the memo.

*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

My deep dive into Mariana Zapata’s backlog continues with The Best Thing. It was actually the last Mariana Zapata book I had in my library, and I was a bit sad to have finished all of them as fast as I did. I adored Lenny and Jonah, and their journey was so sweet. As always with a Mariana Zapata book, their story is a true slow burn, but given their backstory I really enjoyed that a lot. I don’t think anything else would have been appropriate for how things went between them in the past. That being said, let’s get started with the review, guys!

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Blog Tour Book Review: Submission Impossible by Lexi Blake

Blog Tour Book Review: Submission Impossible by Lexi Blake

Submission Impossible by Lexi BlakeAuthor: Lexi Blake
Series: Masters & Mercenaries: Reloaded #1, Masters and Mercenaries #22
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date: February 16th 2021
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Social Butterfly PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):

He loves the sweet life

Greg Hutchins is reluctantly adulting these days. He’s settled in his job, recently bought his first house, and has a network of friends he can call family. But there’s something missing in his life, and he can’t quite put his finger on it. When he’s assigned to a case that involves investigating a biochemical company, he meets a woman who’s sweeter than any candy. Maybe she’s just the thing to make him feel complete.

She’s ready for the future

Noelle LaVigne has faced plenty of tragedy in her life, but she’s on the right path now. Between her new job and settling into a new city, she’s got no time for dating or relationships. She’s worked hard to get where she is, and no man is going to push her off track. Except the minute Hutch crosses her path she can’t seem to think about anything but the handsome security expert. He’s there to find a corporate spy, but late-night work sessions make her think they’ve both found something much more meaningful.

A twist they never saw coming

When the case becomes dangerous, both of their futures are on the line. And when the bullets start flying, they will have to learn to trust in each other if they hope to survive.

*Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

A new era is upon us in the world of Masters and Mercenaries and I am all for it. It’s no secret that I adore Lexi Blake and her worlds. I am convinced that at one point people were starting to get worried that my blog was becoming a sort of unofficial fanpage for her books. But they’re just this awesome guys! Which is why it’s no surprised that I adored Submission Impossible from the very start. I loved it! I truly did. Let me tell you why!

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Book Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Dear Aaron by Mariana ZapataAuthor: Mariana Zapata
Series: N/A
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 10th 2017
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Blurb (from Goodreads):

Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas.

The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.

Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.

What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.

So my January reading was made up mostly of Mariana Zapata books. Which isn’t bad. I read everything of hers I haven’t read before, that was available on Kindle Unlimited before my KU trial expired. Which means basically that my month was awesome.

Dear Aaron has been on my TBR ever since I read From Lukov With Love and I found out that Ruby (hey name twin!) had her own book out. I had heard a ton of people loving this book, and my expectations were sky high, and they stayed that way until I started reading it but guess what? It’s all good, cause I still loved it!!! I am utterly in love with this book, okay? So if my review turns into a giant swoon fest…well… I’m not sorry for that!

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Audiobook Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Audiobook Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen HoangAuthor: Helen Hoang
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
Series: The Kiss Quotient #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Berkley, LLC Dreamscape Media
Length: 10 hours
Release Date: May 07, 2019
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Spotify, Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

*Disclaimer: I received an eARC from Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

The Bride Test was my first buddy read of 2021, with Clo @ Cuppa Clo. I’m very happy she got me to buddy read with her, since I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while now, but I was also just a bit scared of picking it up. I also saw that the author had put it up on Spotify, so I took advantage of that and played it while I was working. I’m happy I got to buddy read this book with Clo, because it allowed me to screech to someone about my feelings and put them in order before writing my review. Which I’m going to do now, so let’s get started!

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