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    For His Own Protection – Shae Coon

    4.5/5 Stars. For His Own Protection is the third book in the Marron House series following Lizzy Marron, a badass ex-cop who took a job working for her brother, Caleb Marron, at M.H.S, the security company that he runs. When M.H.S is hired by the mother of Ethan Kendry, a successful night-club owner, after his safety is threatened, Lizzy takes on her first official job. While trying to keep Ethan safe, Lizzy and Ethan butt heads despite their unspoken attraction to one another. When they finally allow their feelings to take over, the couple doesn’t anticipate the hardships that follow them. In this captivating work by Shae Coon, an independent,…

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    Hold On to Me – Lucia Franco

    5/5 Stars. Alyssa Winters is used to temporary. With an absentee father and a mother with a habit of packing up and moving them from town to town, attachments were always too complicated. When Alyssa and her mother, Lauren, land in South Fort, Lauren insists this is the last move they’ll make, assuring Alyssa that she wants what’s best for her daughter. When Alyssa meets John Jackson and his friends, Ford and Jace, she wants to pull back. She doesn’t want to grow attached to her new friends, but they make it hard for her. Especially John, who she has an unspoken chemistry with. With the boys showing her a…

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    Vow of Hell – Clara Elroy

    4/5 Stars. In this second City of Stars noel by Clara Elroy, Vow of Hell follows Saint and Aria in an arranged marriage. Where Saint, a former NFL player, is no stranger to the playboy lifestyle, Aria is reserved while she focuses on her career as a fashion influencer. With a rivalry between their company brands, and completely different lifestyles, Saint and Aria battle in their new forced relationship. Even with an agreement between them, the two struggle to find stay in the lines of healthy boundaries. Will they sacrifice their integrities and make the arrangement work? Y’all are about to find out. I was captivated by this book from…

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    Hooked – Emily McIntire

    4/5 Stars. In this dark romance novel by Emily McIntire, Hooked isn’t your average re-telling of a fairytale. Following James (aka Hook) and Wendy, this novel will sweep you off your feet and twist your imagination into dark, delectable places. The sheltered, caring, heroine in the story, Wendy, is desperate to fly free after spending years under the wing of her successful father. After her mother’s passing, Wendy and her younger brother had to deal with years of absent parenting. Moving to a new town, working a new job and making new friends while still raising her brother almost entirely alone, Wendy is ready for a fresh start. When her…

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    Sweet Oblivion – Alexa Padgett

    3.4/5 Stars. That’s why I’d connected with her so seamlessly. That’s why I felt best in her presence. She was my other half.” In the first book of the Oblivion series by Alexa Padgett, Sweet Oblivion tells a romantic story about Nash and Aya, two lost souls who understand lost personally. When they meet at five years old, something clicks. Aya never forgets Nash, the boy who saved her from the ocean and told her he’d be a superstar one day. When Aya is supposed to transfer to Nash’s school in high school, they form an internet friendship and learn to know each other better than anyone else. As they…

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    No Vacancy – Stephanie Rose

    4/5 Stars. “This is the good kind of chaos, Caterina.” In this steamy insta-love romance by Stephanie Rose, No Vacancy follows a Caterina and Joe, two hard working people who have a hard time putting their work lives aside to do anything that might make them happy in their personal lives. When Caterina comes home from work early to find her boyfriend of two years on her brand new couch with a different woman, she packs up her bags and leaves Brooklyn to start her vacation early. Driving to the shore, Caterina checks into a motel with spotty wifi and college kids everywhere. Luckily there’s a restaurant across the road…

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    You’ll Think of Me – Lucia Franco

    4.5/5 Stars. “There was no one else, Livy. No one got what you got.” In this small town novel by Lucia Franco, You’ll Think of Me follows Luke Jackson, a country singer, and Olivia King, a doctor, who fell in love at a young age. Their passionate relationship is strong enough to ignite a fire, but when Livy accepts a scholarship to a medical school in New York City, Luke decides he can’t handle the distance. If he can’t have all of Livy, he doesn’t want any of her. Nine years later, Livy is done with med school and moves back to Georgia practicing medicine in Savannah while Luke has…

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    Hush Hush & Say Yes – Lucia Franco

    5/5 stars. In this award winning novel by Lucia Franco, Hush Hush follows Aubrey Abrams, a college student who struggles to afford day to day life. When her parents died, her Grammy took her in and raised her, and now Aubrey is on a mission to take back her life and care for Grammy the way that she deserves. When Aubrey’s bestie and roommate, Natalie, offers her a once in a lifetime opportunity that comes with quick cash, Aubrey puts aside her hesitations and does what she needs to do to support herself. With this new job comes a new set of rules: Don’t get attached to clients and don’t…

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    Off Balance – Lucia Franco

    5/5 stars. Absence did not make the heart grow fonder. It made the heart ache for something that might never be.” -Lucia Franco, Dismount. In this 5 book series by Lucia Franco–Balance, Execution, Release, Twist and Dismount—Off Balance follows sixteen year old, Adrianna Rossi and her couch, Konstantin Kournakova (Kova) as they struggle to find balance between attraction and professionalism. Their relationship, while forbidden and taboo, is not predatory in any sense. I’ll go further with that after my quick break down. In book one, Adrianna turns seventeen fairly early on and begins working in Kova’s gym, World Cup, so that she can test Elite. Adrianna’s goal is to make…

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    A Photo Finish – Elsie Silver!

    A Photo Finish, an all-new emotional and angst-filled standalone romance from Elsie Silver, is available now! I’ve seen every square inch of Violet Eaton’s delectable body and she has no idea who I am.Until now. What happened between us online, in our chats, was meant to stay anonymous and in the past.Until it didn’t. It’s a small world, but Ruby Creek is even smaller. When I move to the tiny town, thegrumpy facade I’ve created slips when we’re forced to live under the same roof.Every flush of her cheeks, every time her eyes flare with heat, every time she begs menot to stop, the ice I’ve encased myself in melts.…