Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Blog Tour: When You Come Back to Me by Emma Scott

From USA Today bestselling author comes the second book in the Lost Boys series of interconnected standalones. Holden and River's emotional and heart-wrenching journey to love, redemption, and their happy ever after. 

When You Come Back To Me by Emma Scott is now live! 

At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys...

Holden Parish survived his parents' horrific attempts to make him "the perfect son." After a year's stint in a Swiss sanitarium to recover, he has vowed to never let anything--or anyone--trap him again. Brilliant but broken, he seeks refuge behind alcohol, meaningless sex, and uses his wicked sense of humor to keep people away. He only has to ride out one year in the coastal town of Santa Cruz with his aunt and uncle before he inherits his billions and can make his escape. Disappear.

Falling in love is not in the plans.

River Whitmore. Star quarterback of the Central High football team, Prom King, Mr. Popular, ladies' man. He leads the perfect life...except it's all a lie. His father has River's future in the NFL all planned out, while River's dream is to run the family business in the town that he loves. But his mother's illness is tearing the family apart and River is becoming the glue that holds them together. How can he break his father's heart when it's already shattering?

River's carefully-crafted façade explodes when he meets Holden Parish. A guy who dresses in coats and scarves year-round, drinks expensive vodka, and spends his free time breaking into houses for the fun of it. They're complete opposites. River seeks a quiet life, away from the spotlight. Holden would rather have dental surgery than settle down.

Holden's demons and River's responsibilities threaten to keep them apart, while their undeniable attraction crashes them together again and again, growing into something deep and real no matter how they resist.

Until one terrible night changes everything.

Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, coming in 2020

5 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

Emma Scott has done it again.  There is a reason that she is one of my “go to” authors.  Her writing is brilliant, flawless, outside of the box and there is not one book of hers that I did not love.  When You Come Back to me is a beautiful, yet heart breaking love story.  It is about fighting your demons, love, friendship, believing that you are worthy of love and fighting to be your true self.  It was perfect from start to finish.


Holden is the new boy in school, with the silver hair, expensive wardrobe, and a sense of humor that he uses in place of real emotions.  He has spent the last year under the microscope at the sanitarium that his parents sent him too. He used his charm, good looks and conniving ways to get out early.  He is living with his Aunt and Uncle for his senior year of school.  Just one more year until he gets his inheritance and then he is on his own.  He uses alcohol and meaningless sex to hide his true emotions, to forget his past and what his parents did to him.  He doesn’t believe in love nor does he believe that he even deserves it.  But meeting River completely flipped his world upside down.  He never planned on falling in love and certainly did not plan on falling for the football star.


River is the all-around good guy. He is the star quarterback at his high school, with a future in the NFL.  He is handsome, kind, smart and could have any girl that he wants.  But what no one knows is that River has been wearing a mask to hide who he really is.  His mother is dying, and he is the glue that holds his family together.  It has always been his father’s dream for River to play in the NFL, which is very different from River’s dreams.  But now is not the time to break his father’s heart any more than it already is with his mother being sick.  He continues to live his life the way everyone sees him, instead of being the River he truly wants to be.  Until Holden comes along and makes him rethink everything.  Two people who unexpectedly have an amazing connection.  One does not believe he deserves to be loved, while the other is lying to the world about what he really wants and what will make him happy.  Holden tends to run from his emotions, while River is more open with them.  Can they both get past their fears and insecurities to find the happiness they both deserve.  


I loved everything about this book.  My heart broke for Holden and what his parents put him through. My heart broke for River because here is this amazing kid who wants simpler things in life, like love and a family but he feels like he needs to continue with what will make his father happy instead.  They have both been carrying around so much pain and finding each other has helped take some weight off of them, even if only for the moments when they are together.  But while they are so amazing together, have an undeniable connection both physically and mentally, there is nothing easy about their relationship. Sure, they will make you laugh and smile, their flirtatious banter is adorable, their sweet moments will melt your heart.  But Emma Scott will obliterate your heart as well.  My heart was in my throat, as I felt the tears coming on. Hearing what is keeping Holden from expressing his love, for feeling like he is worthy are the moments that will break you.  And Then there’s River who deserves to be the person he wants to be, to be able to love Holden the way he should be loved.  With so much against them I wasn’t even sure how this story would end.  I wanted so bad to hug them and tell them it would all be ok.  I wanted nothing more than for them to find happiness together.  Because with all they had been through, they deserved it and needed it.  


I loved watching the two of them grow, and how Ms. Scott did not make the ending come easy at all. My God what a story.  It is raw, intense and deals with some heavy topics. It is the type that story that just felt so very real, as I try to imagine going through what these two have been through. Because this book can very well be someone’s story.  Absolutely beautiful, the characters,  the love you felt and just everything about their love story.  Cannot wait For the next one.  

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On the stage, Miller spoke into the mic in a low, almost shy voice. “Hey, my name is

Miller Stratton. I’m going to play a song by Coldplay. It’s called ‘Fix You.’”

I let my gaze slide to Holden, studying the contours of his profile—his chiseled jaw and

cheekbones, strong nose, full lips. He swallowed, and I watched the movement of his Adam’s

apple. Thoroughly masculine. Nothing feminine about it.

“Can I help you?” he whispered, eyes forward.

“It sucks not talking to you,” I said, as Miller strummed the first chords of the song. “I

don’t know why. You’re arrogant as fuck.”

“Fair. You’re a grilled cheese sandwich.”

I snorted. “A what?”

“Shh,” Holden said. “Listen. This is our song.”

Our song. Nothing was ours. There was no us. But Miller sang that if you never try you’ll

never know, and the words pierced me like arrows.

I took my hand out of my pocket and let it hang by my side again. Again, my skin

brushed Holden’s, sending shards of heat dancing up my arm while Miller sang about lights that

ignite your bones.

I looked at Holden and he looked at me.

Without letting myself think, I slipped my fingers around the side of his hand and slid my

palm against his. He gasped slightly—a small intake of breath only I heard in the darkened

auditorium. Then he let his hand settle into mine. Another heartbeat, and our fingers laced


“And I will try,” Miller sang, his rich voice hovering in the air in that silent auditorium.

“To fix you.”

A short silence fell before the crowd erupted in thunderous cheers, unlike anything I’ve

ever heard. Miller’s version of the song was unlike anything I’d ever heard either, as if he were

singing directly to me. To us.

Because it’s our song.

Under the cover of applause, I let go of Holden’s hand and tugged the cuff of his coat.

“Let’s go.”

I left without looking back but heard Holden’s footfalls following. Warning bells clanged

in my head but were drowned in the thrashing beat of my heart that felt as it were trying to break

free of its prison like it had at the pool. Only this time I was stone cold sober. No excuses.

I pushed open the door next to the auditorium—the back area of the band room that was

for instrument storage. Huge basses loomed in dimness, and drums of all sizes and styles lined

the walls.

Holden followed me in and shut the door behind him. “Hello, friend.”

“I put in my college applications,” I said as he approached me in the darkness. “I’m going

away to Texas or maybe Alabama this summer.”

“Establishing the rules, are you?” he drawled, though his voice was thick and tinged with


I swallowed hard. “Nothing’s changed. Nothing can change.”

“I told you,” Holden said, in front of me now. “I’ll never ask you for anything. I don’t

have anything to give. Except this.”

I wanted to tell him that wasn’t true, that I was the one who had nothing to offer. I

shouldn’t have led us here. I should walk out, but his goddamn voice, the scent of him, his

presence was overwhelming. My hands itched to touch him, to grab him and…

Kiss him?

My first kiss with a guy. It seemed as if I’d been waiting a lifetime for it and yet the

moment was rushing at me like a speeding train.

“Stop thinking, River,” Holden whispered. “We’re here. Right now.” He leaned in.

“What are you going to do?”

Meet Emma

Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today's Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit


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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Release Blitz: Ryder by Prescott Lane


Ryder by Prescott Lane is now live!


Country music headliner, crowd pleaser, legend in the bedroom.

You know how your mother always warned you that it only takes one time. Well, I'm proof of that.

One night with country music's hottest star, Ryder Merrick, and I got knocked up.

He promised me it wasn't just a one night stand.

But I woke up alone, and a few weeks later found out I was carrying his child.

I'm sure Ryder won't want anything to do with us. After all, he's famous for not believing in love. There's a reason he's never written a love song.

Why should he change his tune now? But telling him I'm pregnant still feels like the right thing to do.

All it takes is maxing out my credit card to buy a front row seat to his concert.

And then wait for him to notice me... and my bump.


5 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

Ryder is the second book in the Merrick Brothers Series.  If you loved Know, then just wait until you read Ryder’s story.  After meeting Ryder in the first book I could not wait for his story.  He is the complete opposite from his brother.  He is basically a quiet loner, even though he is this big music star.  He does not do relationships or LOVE. He cannot even say the word, and he has never written about it once.  He likes to keep to himself except for when he brings a woman back to his hotel.  But for the most part he is a lonely person and there is a reason for the way that he is.  His past still cuts through him, and left him a broken man.

A chance meeting at a festival 3 months ago, turns into Kailey showing up at Ryder’s concert, in the front row, showing her baby bump.  And yes it is Ryder’s baby.  He certainly notices her and is completely distracted by her presence and her bump.  So distracted that he is having trouble finishing the show.  For him Kailey was the girl that got away, even if they only spent one night together.  They had this amazing connection and she was just special.  But he left her the next morning when he promised that he wouldn’t. Kailey does not want anything from him, and is still pissed that he left that morning.  She wants to tell him she is pregnant and then leave.  But Ryder is not having that at all.  He wants to be a part of his baby’s life and hers.  And he will not give up until she sees that.  Can she forgive him?  Can she believe that he truly wants her and not just because he is carrying his baby?


I loved Ryder.  He is protective, dominating, a bit broody, a lot sexy and deep down he has a heart.  He may not be able to tell someone that he loves them but he knows how to show his emotions and feelings.  He certainly had his work cut out for him but he never let go of hope, he never gave up.  


Kailey was just so sweet and loveable but she also did not take any crap from Ryder.  She was his perfect match.  I loved how she handled him and his publicist Maggie, who I had a hard time warming up to, but that is a different issue…lol.  Kailey had feelings for Ryder from the beginning but she tried so hard not to let that get in the way of how much he hurt her when he left.  But at the same time she knows that the man she met that night is still in there somewhere and she cannot help but fall for him all over again.  And honestly I can’t blame her.  


This was an emotional ride.  Learning about Ryder’s past that has made him the way he is today will break your heart.  I could truly understand why he couldn’t love someone again.  But you could also see how much he loved Kailey even if he couldn’t say it.  Ms. Prescott through in a few twists that were completely unexpected, but that’s what I think made this story feel even more real.  There are some raw emotions in this book, but there are also many happy times and moments that will melt your heart.   Another fantastic read by Ms. Prescott.  I know that there are only two Merrick brothers so I am not sure that this is the end.  While I didn’t warm up to Maggie until the end, I would still love to see her get her own story as well.  



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Prescott Lane is the USA TODAY best-selling author of ALL MY LIFE. She's written several other romance books with strong heroines and swoon-worthy heroes. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and an MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Release Blitz: My Darling Arrow by Saffron Kent

Release Date: September 17 

Darling Arrow,
I shouldn’t be writing this. 
It’s not as if I’m ever going to send you this letter, and there are a million reasons why.
First of all, I was sent to this reform school as a punishment for a petty, totally inconsequential crime. Not to ogle the principal’s hot son around the campus.
Second of all, you’re a giant jerk. You’re arrogant and moody and so cold. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t even like you.
But strangely your coldness sets me on fire. 
The way your athletic body moves on the soccer field, and the way your powerful thighs sprawl across that motorcycle of yours, make me go inappropriately breathless. 
But that’s not the worst part. 
The worst part is that you, Arrow Carlisle, are not only the principal’s hot son. 
You also happen to be the love of my sister’s life. 
And I really shouldn’t be thinking about my sister’s boyfriend, or rather fiancé (I overheard a conversation about the ring that I shouldn’t have).
Now if I can only stop writing you these meaningless letters that I’ll never send and you’ll never read…
Never yours,

NOTE: This book is a standalone and DOES NOT contain cheating

5 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

Holy angst, drama, and hotness overload!!!  A heroine who is hopelessly in love with her sister’s boyfriend for the past 8 years.  A hero who is angry and can be a complete douche, but I loved him anyway.  This is the kind of story that once you start, you do not want to stop.  It is filled with so much angst that you feel like your heart is beating a mile a minute.  And let’s not forget the hot scenes that will make you blush!!!  I absolutely loved every minute of this book. 

Salem has been in love with her sister’s boyfriend since she was 10 years old.  When her mother died her and her sister were sent to live with her mother’s best friend Leah, whom they had never met before.  Her first day there she meets 15-year old Arrow and from that moment she fell in love with him.  The only problem is that once he notices her sister, it seems that Salem no longer exists.  


Fast forward 8 years where Salem is now in an all-girls reform school that is run by Leah.  But that’s not the worst of her problems.  The biggest one being that Arrow, who is a big soccer star, is back in town due to an injury and he is now the new soccer coach at her school. Which means she will be spending a lot of time with the love of her life, the man who she has no business loving.  When she finds out the truth of why he is really home and what really happened between Arrow and her sister, things change.  In her mind, Arrow needs her, and she will be there for him and any way that he needs her to be.  And boy was she there for him.  So much so that I questioned her decision on more than one occasion.  Will Arrow finally see what has been in front of him for the past 8 years?


I am not even sure I can put into words what this book made me feel.  I swear my heart was in my throat the entire time.  I loved Arrow but the truth is that he was an angry douche at times.  And it was those times that made me rethink my love for him.  I thought that he was angry for noticing Salem, or feeling the way he did, for wanting things that he shouldn’t when it came to her.  But nooooo, there was so much more to it than that. And here is what I loved about the story and what really made me love him.  Saffron Kent dug deeper when it came to these characters.  She got below the surface and really made us understand the reason for his anger.  But it was the way that she did this.  Arrow was angry but he really did not have a clear understanding of why he was angry.  He thought he did until it all sort of hit him at once and he realized exactly what happened with his career, his relationship and his past.  And then it all made sense to not just Arrow but me as well.  


Then there is Arrow, the girl who has secretly been in love with her sister’s boyfriend for the past 8 years, the girl who has a hard time following the rules, and the girl who at times seems a little stalkerish.  But she’s also the girl that you cannot help but love, the reason why your heart feels broken at times and the reason why you just feel sad for her.  Now knowing the truth of what happened she wants to help him.  I admit, I love her but at the same time I questioned her choices and decisions over and over again.  But then I realized that her love for Arrow went so deep that all she wanted was for him to be happy, even if that meant that she would be left with a broken heart.   Is this normal?  Eh, probably not, but that’s the beauty of this story.  Because it was her love that gave so much to Arrow.  I don’t want to say too much and give anything away.  But I think it was her love and persistence that made him really see things in a different way.   She made him open his eyes and see what was right in front of him all along.   But most of all,  she made him happy.  It took a lot of ups and downs, tears, arguments and bad moments to get to the good ones, but that is what made this story so freakin good.  It was not all hearts and unicorns.  It was real, raw, intense, HOT and absolutely beautiful.  I cannot express enough how much I loved this book!!!

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Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books. 

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Blog Tour: Florting With 40 by K.Bromberg

Blakely Foxx is about to turn the big 4-0 and Slade Henderson thinks she's hotter because of it.

Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg is now live! 

An all new flirty, lighthearted, standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg guaranteed to make you swoon.

Blakely Foxx is having one of those years.

Her divorce may have been finalized a few months ago, but her ex is already engaged to someone half her age. Her younger boss is determined to sabotage her chance at getting the promotion she rightly deserves. And to make matters worse, she's closing in on the big 4-0. There isn't enough wine or ice cream in the world to convince her things will turn around.

When Blakely meets Slade Henderson, she's left wondering why an early-thirties, hotter than hell, cardiothoracic surgeon would take an interest in her.

She's been warned that he'll break her heart, but she's willing to take the chance. Not only is he helping her get that promotion, but in the process, he's encouraging her to find the parts of herself she's lost over the past few years.

Slade shows her that good guys really do exist, but who knew the hardest part about turning forty would be realizing the man you thought was a rebound, is actually your happily ever after?

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book.  It is an age gap romance that is fun, flirty, sweet and with a hero that will completely make you swoon.  My goodness, Slade will make you fall in love from the very moment you meet him.  He will make you swoon and your heart melt every step of the way.  

Blakely is recently divorces, pushing 40 and praying that she gets the promotion she not only wants really bad but also deserves.  There is just one thing standing in her way, a young, mean boss who is out together her.  Then she meets Slade Henderson at a bar one night, and so much of her life changes after that.  Slade is hot, longer snd a cardothoracic surgeon.    At first she has no interest in this guy who sits right next to her, until she turns to look at him and sees how hot he is.  But it isn't just about his looks.  It's the connection that she feels with him. How for some reason she finds herself rambling on and on about how bad her week is.  I think it is her rambling that intrigues Slade the most.  When he goes outside to take a phone call, Blakely uses it as her way of escaping.  It's not that she doesn't like Slade, but he's young and gorgeous and se has no idea why he would be interest in her.  But fate steps in and brings the two of them together again.  Slade comes to her rescue once and then offers his help again.  Offering to accompany heron a work retreat.  A 5 day trip in the woods with the people she works with, sharing a cabin, pretending that they are dating, and anything can happen.  

I loved this book.  I know, I am repeating myself.  But I devoured this book in one sitting.  I have always loved Ms. Bromberg's writing.  She has always managed to capture me from the start and this book is no different.  But what I loved is the fun flintiness of this story..  Slade is the guy that just seems to good to be true. He is hot, young, flirty, sweet, and kind and the things he does for Blake will melt your heart.  He is just the perfect guy.  He knows just what to say or do to completely melt your heart.  

Blakely is that heroine that you can relate to on so many levels.  After divorcing her husband who is now with much younger woman, her confidence is completely shot.  She feel like she has no business being with a guy like Slade.  But hat I loved about her is her willingness to open herself up to him, in more ways than one.  He desire to truly find herself, after being in a marriage where she seemed to have lost her way.  She had flaws and they were ones that everyone can relate to.  

Slade and Blake were perfect together.  Slade had his own career issues at the moment.  and being a resident means he has no time for relationships.  Blake is afraid of falling in love gain.  But together they navigate whatever it is between them.  Not one part of them being together felt like a show that they were putting on for someone else.  Every part of them felt so real and that is what I loved about them.  There were moments when I did get a little choked up and it was because of the words and sentiments that were written.  It was how much these two fell for each other but were to afraid to admit it.  I loved when you can feel the connection between two people, when everything about their love just feels genuine and real.  And most of all I love Slade and Blakely.  Fantastic read!!!

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“The way I look at it, you owe me one.” His voice is just loud enough for me to hear over the din of the restaurant.

“I owe it to you?” I sputter.

Mm-hm.” He nods resolutely as he puts more space between us, and my lungs find a way to breathe. “You ran out the other night without giving me a chance. I could be the best thing that ever happened to you—platonic or otherwise—and you might have missed that opportunity if we hadn’t run into each other on the street this afternoon.”

Or otherwise?

He’s talking nonsense but is doing it so convincingly that I try to talk myself out of what he’s successfully talking me in to. “I don’t—”

“Does my age unnerve you?” he asks.

“Your age doesn’t matter.”

“Exactly.” He smirks. “So, why are you making it matter?” 

I walked right into that one.

“We’re at different phases of our lives. You’re in your residency. I’m a divorcée with baggage—”

“Everyone has baggage. It just looks different from person to person.” He leans back in his chair. “What are you afraid of? Getting to know someone new? Taking a chance? Stepping outside of the box for once? Finding yourself again?”

His words root deep into me and take hold. “I appreciate you trying . . . but we’ll never pull it off.”

“Yes, we could.”

“No one would ever believe it.”

“Quit letting them—whoever they are—put you in a mold, Blakely. Make your own damn mold. You might surprise yourself in the process.” His dimples deepen, and his eyes are as unwavering as his resolve. 

“How do I know you aren’t some Ted Bundy in waiting?”

His laugh is throaty and rich and draws the stares of those around us. “I’m in the business of saving lives, not taking them.” He takes a sip of his beer. “Next excuse?”

“I’m . . .” I’m at a loss, and a small thrill of adrenaline shoots through me. This isn’t something I’d ever do, and yet, the idea of it is invigorating, almost freeing. I chew the inside of my cheek as I contemplate agreeing to Slade’s crazy scheme.

“What do you say?”

Say yes.

“It isn’t a crime for a younger man to think an older woman is attractive.”

I bite my bottom lip as the smile creeps around it. 

He is drop-dead handsome.

“We go as friends. I help you out. No strings attached.”

The answer is yes.

“When’s the last time you threw caution to the wind? When’s the last time you did something unexpected no matter how small?” he asks. 

It’s always yes. 

“I can’t believe I’m saying this,” I mutter.

“Saying what?” 

“Fine. Yes. Okay.”

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary romance novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can't help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow and her mind scattered in too many different directions.

Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform, Passionflix, with the first movie (Driven) out now.

With her imagination always in overdrive, she is currently scheming, plotting, and swooning over her latest hero. You can find out more about him or chat with Kristy on any of her social media accounts. The easiest way to stay up to date on new releases and upcoming novels is to sign up for her newsletter ( or follow her on Bookbub (

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Release Blitz: Unholy Intent by Natasha Knight


Title: Unholy Intent
Series: Unholy Union Duet #2
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2020


Monsters don’t often look like monsters on the outside.

Forced to marry a man I should hate, I’m now bound to Damian.

I sometimes wonder what he sees when he looks at me. Deer in headlights, I guess.

What I see is clear.

Carnal want.

A man with too much experience.

The night he took me he told me I belong to him. He proved it on our wedding night. And I believe him when he says he’ll keep me safe. He won’t let anyone touch what’s his.

But I can’t forget what he is. Can’t forget the things he’s done.

And no matter what, I can’t let myself fall in love with him.

5 Stars 
Review by Jen Skewes

I have read a lot of Natasha Knight’s books, but this one was, in my opinion, her best one yet.  I loved Unholy Union but I think that this one more than exceeded any expectations I had and was by far was my favorite of the duet.  It gave me everything that I love in her books.  It was dark,  twisted, and HOT with surprise twists along that way.  I devoured this book in one sitting.  And when I was done I not only wanted more, but I could not get Damien DiSanto out of my head.  


Oh, how I loved Damien.  Yes, he is a complete bastard who is dark, intense and ruthless, but he would also go to great lengths to protect what is his.  Beneath that hard exterior is a heart,  even though it is buried real deep.  He does have a soft side that does not come out often at all.  It’s all of the above that made me love this man.  Cristina is his, whether she wants to be or not.  He had no intentions of falling for her.  He had a plan, and he intended on sticking to it.  But I think from the moment he saw her as a 10-year-old girl there was something about her that was special.  He made a promise to her that he would let her go after the year is up, but he’s not sure that he can follow through with his promise.  He doesn’t think that he can because he does not want to let her go, he can’t let her go. 


Cristina is young and naïve but at the same time she is fierce and strong.  She fights Damien every step of the way.  Well except maybe in the bedroom where her body tends to betray her, because being so close to Damien is too hard to resist.  But she doesn’t know who to trust in the house of liars and monsters that she is living in.  She wants to trust Damien and believe that he will protect her, but it’s hard when he keeps things from her.  She does her best to just survive each day, while also trying to figure out what is really going on.  Why Damien really wants to marry her, why he only needs her for the year, and when the year’s up will he really let her go?


I cannot express enough how much I loved this book.  Damien completely did it for me.  There are moments between him and Cristina that you truly see the good side of him.  Those moments are the ones where I fell even more.  As much as she frustrated and pissed him off, she also made him feel things that he has never felt before.  She broke every wall around that black heart of his, finding out that he is capable of feeling more than just anger.  He is capable of being more than the monster he is perceived to be.  He was so afraid he would break Cristina but at the same time she could break him just as easily.  I’m just not sure either one of them knew that at first.  


This book pulled so many emotions out of me.  There’s that element of suspense and shock at the way the story goes.  The feeling of trying to figure out how this would all end.  That feeling where you don’t realize that you are holding your breath until the very end.  The edge of your seat moments that make you sick but yet, you love to experience.  Similar to the feeling that you get when riding a roller coaster, and the nervousness that comes when you get to the real thrilling parts of it.   The darkness that is not too much but just enough to make your heart beat fast.  The sweet and tender moments where you see a bit of the hero’s vulnerability come out.  The hot and sexy scenes that make you blush.  The love between the anti-hero that you should hate and the kick ass heroine who fight tooth and nail, only to fall in love with her monster.  

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“Welcome home, Brother.”
I look up at Damian. Beautiful Damian.
He shifts his gaze to mine. 
“Didn’t I tell you to leave the locked doors alone?” he asks me, but his voice is strange. Echoing in this dusty, forgotten place.
The music starts again. That eerie sound of piano keys played slowly, so fitting to this place, this room, this house. 
My head is spinning. 
The other man, Damian’s brother, says something. His voice is similar to Damian’s but off. Like his face. Wrong.
Damian tucks hair behind my ear. 
I push his hand away, push his arms away. I turn slowly. They’re both watching me now, waiting to see what I’ll do. 
And the tune keeps playing, the chords slow. Sad.
I need to look at him. 
Can they hear my heartbeat? Blood beats like a drum against my ears. 
But I can’t run. I meet a monster at every turn. One standing behind me. The other holding me. 
He warned me about the monsters. How many more hide in this house?
“Cristina,” Damian says. 
I keep turning, my body still pressed to Damian’s.
I’ve taken shelter in my enemy’s arms. 
He’s in my periphery now. The monster. The brother. Tall, like Damian. I see the coat. It’s wet. He was the man walking back toward the house. It wasn’t Damian at all. What is out there that they go to see in the dead of night?

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USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

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