Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Release Blitz for RS Grey's Forbidden French

Title: Forbidden French

 R.S. Grey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Forbidden French:

Once upon a time, Emmett Mercier was the golden boy of St. John’s Boarding School. The crown prince of his father’s vast business empire, unapologetically attractive…oh, and fluent in French.   At school, I kept a picture of him hidden beneath my pillow, a tiny token of my adolescent infatuation, but I might as well have been worshiping a distant demigod. He was hardly aware of my existence. I was far too young, and he was far too consequential—until one day we found ourselves alone together in the dark library and struck up a friendship…of sorts.   But in the years since leaving St. John’s, I’ve no longer bothered yearning for Emmett. What a useless dream. I would have gone crazy trying to keep up with his jet-setting life. Which Parisian hotel is he calling home now? Is there some new lithe model draping herself across his lap today?   My negligence comes back to bite me. I’m ill-prepared the day he strides into my art gallery. There’s only a mere trace of the boy I once knew. Self-assured, handsome, intoxicating—Emmett is more man than I can handle.   There’s no room for him in my gilded cage. My life is planned to a T. From where I go to how I dress, it all depends on the calculated whims of my grandmother. Soon, I’ll even dutifully walk down the aisle toward a man of her choosing.   Emmett can’t stand my obedience. Now that we’ve rekindled our friendship, he’s intent on unearthing my heart’s true motives.   And therein lies the problem: I was doing just fine without him, but now that he’s rattling the bars of my cage, I’m forced to acknowledge the truth.   Once upon a time, Emmett Mercier was all I wanted. The midnight wanderings, the whispered nothings, the unbearable longing—they etched indelible marks on my soul. Even now, after all these years, my heart is only fluent in one language. Forbidden French.  

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About R.S. Grey:

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at  

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Lisa Kane's 4 Star Review

Forbidden French is a more serious story than I am used to from this author. Usually her writings are light and funny with fantastic wit. This story told over a number of years had beautiful writing but it wasn't as light and had some deep emotions that hurt one's soul.

Lainey knew of Emmett from attending the same boarding school. He was a few years older than her, way more sophisticated and was the guy every girl wanted. His family are the richest of the rich, having made their fortune in the fashion industry. Emmett's parents are unhappily divorced-his mother never got over his father, while his father wasted no time in replacing her with a younger model. His family is French and one gets the feeling he was just born sophisticated and suave. 

Lainey is gawky and terribly shy. She is the butt of the school's mean girls all the while she had a burning crush on Emmett. They have a few conversations, some interactions in the library. Emmett is about to graduate and while he has no lusty feelings for Lainey (there is the age difference) she has left a lasting impression on him. 

Fast forward quite and few years and they are back in each other's spheres. Lainey has somewhat found herself. She was raised by an overbearing grandmother. Her life has always bene one of privilege but she has wanted to make her own mark, her own way. There are expectations from both Emmett and Lainey's families and those complicate the couple's lives. 

I have to say that I liked how Emmett's feelings for Lainey have affected his persona-he who has always been self assured is a mass of emotions and doubts when it comes to her. That's a twist I can get behind. Lainey has molded into a woman who knows her own worth and one who is willing to lose what she most desires if she is not cherished for the wonderful creature that she has become. 

I like this more serious side to the author's writings. I enjoy a good rom/com, but this one was very well written. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Release Blitz: Ruined Kingdom by Natasha Knight

Title: Ruined Kingdom
Series: Ruined Kingdom Duet #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia/MFM Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2022


Death. Loyalty. Lies.

I never imagined my first trip to Italy would be to bury my father.

But there I stood, in a beautiful cathedral, alone with my grief and my father’s casket, a handful of soldiers standing guard.

It never occurred to me that anyone, even our enemies, would disrupt the sanctity of the moment.

But the Caballero brothers have little regard for the church and even less for my family. They marched in weapons in hand and turned my world upside down.

They shattered what peace I had.
They desecrated my father’s body.
And they took what they wanted. What they felt they were owed. Me.

I’m a princess in a tower in a breathtaking villa.
My bedroom overlooks the turquoise sea, but the door is locked.

And if I ever hope to be free, I have to contend with not one but two dragons.

5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I always look forward to a Natasha Knight book. I have read many of her books and I have loved every one of them.  I know to expect a dark romance, but with each book there's still that shocking twist, the darkness then to a new level. The element of surprise is always there.  And not matter what I am always left questioning my sanity.  This book is no different.  Well actually I take that back, because it is very different.  I'll explain why in a minute.  


Amadeo and Bastian are brothers who for the past 15 years have been planning their revenge on the Russo family. When the head of the Russo family dies, they put their plan into motion.  They show up at his funeral and kidnap his daughter, Vittoria.  They have plans for her.  to them she is a means to an end.  They pawn in this vicious game they are playing. 


Vittoria has no idea what they want with her or who they even are.  She vaguely remembers that night so long ago.  Now she is being held captive but two brothers who want revenge.  the only concern of hers is her little sister.  She wants to make sure that she is safe.  And in order to do that she must obey the brothers. But she is a fighter and taking orders from Bastian and Amadeo is not easy. It is not in her nature to just sit back and take the abuse that they throw her way.  She will fight tooth and nail, but she also knows that in the end she will give in.  She has no choice.  She knows that they need her right now, but what happens when they get what they want?   What happens then?  Oh, I wish I knew.


I love Ms. Knight's books because of how well she writes a dark romance.  There are many times when she completely tests my limits with how dark it is.  They are never so over the top where I need to step away or put the book down, but yes there are moments that are darker than others. For me I think Ruined Kingdom wasn't as dark as I had expected but with that being said, Ms. Knight took this to a different level. 


Bastian and Amadeo both want revenge.  So, what that means is that Vittoria belongs to the both of them, in every way.  All I have to say is Bravo Ms. Knight!!  Because Oh My God, this book is scorching hot.  These two brothers had Vittoria squirming, hating herself for even reacting to them.  And I could totally understand why.  They both want the same thing but their ways of going about it are so different.  They are different in many ways but also the same.  I cannot wait to see how this all plays out.  


Once again we are left with a jaw dropping cliffhanger.  I am sensing that the second book may go in a darker direction than the first and I am all for it.  Because that ending!  Wow!!  Ruined Kingdom is everything that I love in a Natasha Knight book.  I loved the dynamic between the three of them.  I loved the intense and raw scenes, and we cannot forget those scene that will make you blush!!  Well done!!  I will patiently waiting for the conclusion, because I myself have no idea where this will go!!




Releasing November 15



Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.

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