Monday, 23 February 2015

Sorry Guys... (UPDATES)

So I wanted to apologise for being absent the last few weeks. I've just been really busy with exams, and I've started a new job so was working all last week. FOR EIGTH DAYS STRAIGHT. When I got home I was literally too tired to read - which has never happened to me before. 

Everything's back to normal from now though. I'm reading again - hopefully finish the book tonight and review it later. 


Currently Reading:
The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Friday, 20 February 2015

Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans - COVER REVEAL



The unexpected love story that began in MANWHORE continues heating up the pages in MANWHORE +1.

Billionaire playboy? Check. 
Ruthless businessman? Check.
Absolutely sinful? Check.

Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy expose.

I intend to reveal him, his secrets, his lifestyle - not let him reveal me. But my head was overtaken by my heart and suddenly nothing could stop me from falling. I fell for him, and I feel hard.

Malcolm Saint is absolute Sin, and I've become a hopeless Sinner.

Now that the assignment is over, Saint wants something from me - something unexpected - and I want this wicked playboy's heart. But how can I prove to the man who trusts no one that I'm worthy of becoming his plus one?


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MANWHORE (#1) Pre-Order Links: (Releases 24th March)

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

NEW RELEASE - Fading Out by Trisha Wolfe


Today I have teasers to share from the Living Heartwood Series #3 Book - FADING OUT (out today!)

But that's not all. If you want to help me share these teases, you can enter to win an eBook of your choice u to $5. Details below!



Fading Out (Living Heartwood #3):


Love means fading out so another shines brighter.


Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancĂ©. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents’ alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.


Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.


When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock.


As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mould. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.


Told from both Arian's and Ryder's POV. New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

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Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde - Pre-Order Links and Teaser

SILVER BASTARD BY JOANNA WYLDE

 
Releasing April 7th


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First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels 

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward--full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That's when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he'd violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She's been terrified of him ever since, but she's even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from... But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She's living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can't ignore. She has to go back, and there's only one man she can trust to go with her--the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it'll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants...

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan - BLOG TOUR



Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of
the Montana Men...

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next . . . unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be.

As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?



Teaser:

“Tell me to go and leave you alone.”
“I don’t want to be alone. I want to be with you.” He wanted to ask her for how long, but stopped  himself, because soon she’d leave and go back to that life she thought she’d outgrown, but would want back because it was familiar. She’d need it back to regain some of the normal from her past in her new life without her sister. 
He let loose the reins on his need and pulled her close. He dipped his head, his gaze on her rosy lips. He pressed his mouth to hers for a deep kiss and held nothing back this time. He swept his tongue along hers, melding his mouth to hers. His fingers gripped her hips, let loose, and swept up inside her sweater and up her smooth spine. When his fingertips touched her skin, she sighed and pressed closer.
She rocked her hips against him and he groaned, breaking the kiss to move down her neck and kiss that sweet spot between her neck and shoulder. 
“God, you always smell so good.” Her head fell back, and he kissed his way back up her throat to her lips again for another searing kiss.
“Don’t stop,” she said against his mouth. “Don’t ever stop.”
“I’m just getting started.”

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Release Day Blitz




The Fates are cackling their bony assess off... 


It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody - which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. 

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.


Excerpt:
I was a half-blood, but I was also the Apollyon, a child of a pure and a half, a union that had been forbidden for thousands of years because an Apollyon was more powerful than any pure or half could ever hope to be.

And I always got to the traitors' hideouts before they did, so the Sentinels were usually left with the cleanup, which I was sure absolutely thrilled them.

The first to enter was a female half-blood dressed just as I was. Her black hair was pulled black in a neat little knot at the top of her head. She was older, probably in her mid-thirties. It was pretty rare for a Sentinel to live that long. Her dark skin paled as she stopped just inside the entrance. She clenched titanium daggers in her hands like she expected something vicious to pop out from under the bloody mess.

The female Sentinel tipped her chin up, and the overhead light sliced across her broad cheekbones. She bore a jagged scar under her right ear, the skin lighter in tone. She saw me and froze.

My smile widened.

Behind her, another Sentinel rushed in, almost mowing her over. He saw me and whispered, "Seth."

He'd said my name like I was the monster under his bed, and I sort of liked that. Then another Sentinel and another rolled in. The fifth took one look at my interior design work and keeled over. Slamming his hands on his knees, he hurled up his dinner.

Nice.

Our society existed completely unknown to the average mortal and had operated what was known as the Breed Order for thousands of years. The Order had been dismantled, which meant halfs were no longer forced to choose between becoming Sentinels - hunting down violent creatures, protecting pures, enforcing laws, and otherwise usually dying pretty damn quickly on the job - or servants, which was a job that really wasn't a job, but more like slavery. Since then, many pampered pures had signed on to be Sentinels, making up for the loss of the halfs who'd pretty much said screw this shit, I'm out."

This wasn't necessarily a good thing.

For example, the dumbass puking all over my blood-covered floor was a pure. When he straightened, his face a greenish hue, he backed away, shaking his head. "I can't," he gasped out. "I can't do this."

Then he turned and hauled ass out the doors. I sighed. This was why we couldn't have nice things.


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Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories... which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science-fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Worth the Fall by Claudia Conner - Review UNFINISHED!!!!

OMG! This book - the feels. God, I loved this book. I loved Matt. I loved the kids. I loved Abby. I JUST PLAIN OL'LOVED THIS BOOK!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Bringing Home the Badboy by Jessica Lemmon - Review

The Bad Boy Is Back... 


Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of - and what's worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.

Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan's mesmerising eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone - until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts...

OMG! This book. The feels.

This book was such an incredibly bitter-sweet read. I absolutely adored this book - and Kudos to its kick-ass Author Jessica Lemmon. I loved the romance in this, how Charlie didn't want to betray her friend and her memory. How Evan was never going to back down. Little Lyon. 'Sigh' I think Lyon was just adorable.

So, after watching his wife die right in front of his eyes, Evan believes he and his son need a fresh start. Selling his tattoo shop, he moves to the lake town Evergreen Cove where he first met his wife - and where Charlie, his wife's best friend lives. Evan. He was just so sweet, and I fell madly in love with Evan. I loved how he never gave up on Charlie - he wanted her, and wasn't willing to let go off her or let her run off scared after a wobble. Evan is in his own class - a gentle Alpha. I Know. Weird right? Who's ever heard of a gentle Alpha? Not me, but this is what I dig about Evan. He's just so soft and loveable - but knows what and who he wants, and won't let nothing or nobody get in his way. Oh, can I also say how much I love unusual nicknames that guys give girls - I loved that Evan called Charlie Ace, I loved the story behind it, I loved it's originality - yeah, sure a 'babe' is nice and all, but Ace was special and meaningful. Oh, I also loved how Evan's tattoo's told his life, his story - you see, that's how I see tattoo's. They mean something - a person or memory you don't want to forget, the story of that person's life. I know we don't really meet her, but when Rae said how her needles saved people's lives and Evan's didn't I thought that was incredibly rude and insensitive. Evan's passion is art and tattooing.

He stood over her while she sat on the edge of the bed pulling on her socks.
"Gotcha something, Ace."
Then he took the bandage off his skin and showed her that "something". The letter A and a heart inked into his skin. Over his heart.
An Ace of hearts.
She'd made it onto Evan's canvas.

Let's not forget that canvas either and how it came about. Now I want to be painted... naked... by a hot tattooed guy. Please?

Mrs Anderson tugged the sheet and the crowd gasped when it piled to the ground, revealing the painting.
Charlie gasped, too...

Oh boy.
The very painting she'd asked him to burn. He'd wanted to hang it in the living room, which had earned another "no" from her.
"You didn't, baby," she breathed...

Then a voice cut in, "Ava, is that... a nipple?"
Mrs Anderson turned to her prized possession, tipping her head to study it closer. Evan's waving hand dropped and pressed into Charlie's lower back.
He tilted his chin at the door. "Ace."
She didn't need to be told twice. She moved for the door.
A second later, Mrs Anderson's voice rang out, "Is that a butt cheek?"

Charlie had a teenage crush on Evan when she was 15 - however, Evan only had eyes for Rae, and she soon got over it. Promising her best friend to look after Lyon and Evan, Charlie is doing whatever it takes to help the twosome settle in at Evergreen Cove. I adored Charlie. I loved how simple she was - she didn't drone on about body insecurities and the like. It was incredibly refreshing. However, Charlie had commitment issues. Or lack thereof. Having been abandoned by her father, sister, and boyfriend (who left her for another woman and then proceeded to lecture her, sanctimonious prick) Charlie doesn't believe she deserves Evan or Lyon for herself. She feels awful, like she's betraying Rae's memory - when it's just not true. Rae isn't there, and as a friend and wife should, she would only want Evan, Lyon and Charlie to be happy together. It took her a while to come to this conclusion though...

Now, I know we're getting a story on Charlie's friends, but please, pretty please, say we get an Asher and Gloria novel too? Even if it is just a short novella. I need, need I say, to see what happens between these two...



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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Teaser Tuesday (2) - Living Heartwood Series by Trisha Wolfe


Today I have teasers to share from the Living Heartwood Series!

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The Darkest Part (#1):


Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry's life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler's fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she's losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able to cross over. Only... is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him... plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn't count on is Holden's relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he's ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.


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Losing Track (#2): 
Sometimes you have to lose your way before finding the right track.

The roar of a bike engine. The vibration between her thighs. The feel of cool darkness kissing her skin as she coasts along twisty back roads at night - Melody Lachlan lives for these things. Ever since Mel and her best friend Darla escaped their small, backwoods town, they've traveled the countryside in search of fast rides, tatted bikers, and good times.                                                                                                             A self-proclaimed poet and lover of all things free, Mel views her life as one long bike ride - with pit stops along the way to numb the pain. But she never saw herself as a junkie. Party as hard as you ride. That's her motto... until a tragic night steals her soul. Then she's forced to delve below the surface, to where her demons rage.

When she meets recovered drug addict Boone Randall, she's more likely to deck him than kiss his dimple-adorable face. She doesn't want his help; doesn't want to own up to her part in that night. She just wants to do her time and keep her promise to her friend. Yet Boone challenges Mel, and soon she doesn't mind sharing the road. Only when Boone's own secret demons threaten their newfound fragile security, Mel's course becomes rocky, and she must decide if letting her well-worn track marks fade is worth finding a new path.

Told from Dual Point of Views from Melody and Boone, this is a New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers seventeen years of age and older.










Fading Out (#3):


Love means fading out so another shines brighter.


Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancĂ©. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents’ alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.


Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.


When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock.


As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mould. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.


Told from both Arian's and Ryder's POV. New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

Available February 18th









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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire - Review

If a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he
didn't love you first?

No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world's toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he's saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media wants a conviction. Travis's only saviour is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.

Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas's rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis and Abby's beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.

In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you're not the first, but the last.

I read Beautiful Disaster years ago and instantly became a Jamie McGuire fan. I absolutely loved Travis and that book - but as I matured I developed a distinct taste in literature and the style of writing I loved, thus I outgrew this series. However, everybody was reading about them so I thought I'd give her new series a try. I was extremely disappointed in the first book in this series. I didn't especially care about the first book as I couldn't stand the heroine. I just thought she was a heartless bitch, and I couldn't stand her roommate. Raegan just seemed like a two-faced slut, and I couldn't be dealing with the unnecessary teenage-like drama. I loved Trenton though. So I stuck it out. But then we had the secret with T.J.

And then I read this book...

I absolutely adored this freaking book! I fell madly in love with Thomas and Liis and thought they were both kick-ass! I think I loved this book more than the others because it seemed more mature and older. We didn't have whiny college students doing the whole "woe me" like the previous books. But the whole Thomas being T.J? I did not see that coming!!! I actually thought his secret was he was married at first, or that Camille was his gay-beard or something. Yes, I know what you're thinking. They slept together. So I had to scratch that theory out as well. I even went back to skim Beautiful Oblivion to see if I missed the signs... 'Sigh' I didn't.

Anyway, Liis. Can I just say how much I adored her name. It was a beautiful name, and because I loved her name so much, it's most likely one of my future daughters names (behind Ava and Evelyn). Liis, after moving to San Diego to escape her ex-fiance, goes to her local Pub to celebrate moving into her new Condo and her new job. There she meets Thomas. They have a one-night stand, but Liis believes she is emotionally unavailable so that's the end of that. Or it would have been if Thomas didn't live directly above her. Queue the awkwardness.

"If you wait a second, I'll walk you out."
"I know the way. This is my building. I'm sure we'll run into each other again."
My cheeks paled. "You live in this building?"
He peered up at the ceiling. "Just above you."
I pointed up. "The next floor up, you mean?"
"Yes, but," he said with a sheepish grin, "my place is right above yours. But I'm rarely home."

Oh, but it gets much worse. On her second day of work she finds out that Thomas is actually Agent Maddox, her boss. More awkwardness. I loved these two together. The banter, the sexual tension between the two. It was epic. But then we had Camille getting in the way (yes I am doing her name purposely in italics - sense my dislike of this character, yet?). I especially loved how Thomas thawed to Liis, how he was only soft and open with only her. It was incredibly sweet. Yes, Liis made a slight bit of drama about the whole not-over-Camille thing, but that's expected. Who wants to have feelings for and be involved with a guy who is in love with somebody else? Not me...

"I loved her first," Thomas said. "But you, Liis... you are the last woman I will ever love."

So, you probably get that I hate Camille. I didn't like her in her own book, Liis just fused the fire behind my dislike, and it grew to hatred. And I thought she had some nerve going to their hotel room before the wedding ceremony. Eurgh, moving past she-who-must-not-be-named...

I absolutely adored the Epilogue in this book. It was incredibly sweet. And I loved getting to see what their future would be like a few years down the line.

Anyway, I absolutely adored this kick-ass amazing book, and will definitely be reading the future Maddox Brothers books. You can count on it.




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Monday, 9 February 2015

Rebound by Noelle August - Blog Tour



Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and
irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

At Boomerang, one night can change everything...

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he's fabulously wealth, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon - and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang's former intern, Ethan - has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father's plan to sink big money into Adam's company and launch it into the stratosphere - provided Adam as no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam's secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who'll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she's falling for Adam - hard.

Will earning her father's approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world - together?


About the Author:
Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind the Boomerang series. You can visit them at:
NoelleAugust.com
@Noelle_August
facebook.com/NoelleAugustBooks.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Hero by Samantha Young - Review (ARC)

The emotional and unforgettable new romance for the New York
Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

Alexa Holland's father was her hero - until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa's efforts at redemption, but it's not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he'll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again...

OMG! This book. The feels.

I became a fan of Samantha Young whilst reading her On Dublin Street and Into the Deep series. 
So I was super stoked to learn that I had won an ARC copy! I literally squealed and began devouring this awesome book. Samantha Young is an awesome author; but this book is perfection and ensures a place for Samantha Young on my fave kick-ass Authors! 

So, Alexa Holland's dad used to be a spoilt, pretentious prick - and because of his need for his elitist family's toxic money, he left Caine Carraway's mother for dead after a drug overdose. Caine's father then killed himself, leaving Caine to be put in the system at 12 years old. Since then he went to college and started up his own Financial Holdings business.

Alexa Holland was the PA for photographer Benito. She's not been coping well with her mother's recent passing and after returning from a short break away, she's arrived straight to Benito's next job: photographing Caine Carraway. Only recently finding out the boy's name whose life her father ruined, Alexa is overcome with guilt and tries to apologise to Caine. Can I just say how sweet Caine was at the beginning - when trying to give Alexa coffee.

Caine raised an eyebrow and pushed the coffee toward me.
I took it, completely unable to keep the bafflement off my face.
"A peace offering," he said, and I shivered again at the sound of his deep, cultured voice. "It would seem I scare you for some absurd reason."
Our eyes locked, and my pulse was racing for an entirely different reason now.
"What are they saying about me these days?"
For a moment I forgot everything, but what it was like to be lost in his beautiful eyes. "Lots," I answered softly. "They are saying lots of things about you these days."
He grinned, proving me wrong - he did not need a gymnast and her twin to put a smile on his face.

Caine however, disgusted at the sight of a Holland, fires Alexa's boss Benito - who fires her.

Let without a job, Alexa is desperate and goes to the Carraway office to ask for Caine's help in getting her rehired by her boss. However, her boss is a stubborn ass and Caine ends up hiring Alexa as his PA. He's decided to make her life a living hell due to her being a Holland. 

I absolutely loved, loved I say, when Alexa began working as Caine's PA. Her smart-assery, the banter and sexual tension was just delicious! It was smouldering - I especially liked the introduction of Caine's best friend Henry. He was simply charming. And Caine's possessiveness of Alexa, and his jealousy over Henry, was absolutely adorable and sizzingly. Henry's little match-matching was hilarious, and I hope we get his and Nadia's story: how she managed to catch the uncatchable.

My gaze moved to Caine, who stopped at the sight of me and scowled. "I'll be out for lunch. If there's anything urgent have it forwarded to my cell."
Why was he telling me something I already knew?
"I know how to do my job, sir," I said, smiling through clenched teeth.
"Did I say you didn't?"
I saw Henry's eyebrows draw together as he watched our interaction.
"Well, when you instruct me to do something I already know how to do, you're implying I don't know my job." I shrugged, crossing my arms over my chest.
"Are you going to be this sensitive for the next two weeks? Because I'd like to prepare myself."
"Oh, why don't you - "
"Children, children." Henry stepped in between us, "What is going on here? I thought after Saturday - "
"You thought whaT?" Caine and I snapped in unison, and then glowered at each other.

Caine is the epitome of an alpha-male. He was an asshole, no doubt about it, but he was also sweet, loving, and gentle: specially with Effie. Caine Carraway is imperfectly perfect - he was beautiful inside and out. And his secret was nothing to be ashamed about; it was in the past and he couldn't do anything about it now. When he began thawing towards Alexa, and started hanging out with her it was simply adorable.

"Favourite band?"
"You didn't tell me what your favourite movie was."
"That's easy. Gone with the Wind. Although I could slap Scarlett silly for most of the movie. I mean, who would ever choose Ashley over Rhett?"
Sensing I wanted an actual answer, Caine shrugged. "I'm not sure."
"No one, that's who. Ashley is this Byronic limp noodle and Rhett is dark and challenging and all man. There's no competition. Scarlett was a nincompoop."
Caine's lips twitched. "A nincompoop?"
"Yes! It would be like me choosing to have Dean in this bed instead of you."
His amusement fled. "Who's Dean?"


I felt so sorry for Alexa. Her family were all a bunch of selfish pricks. Being an illegitimate child, her father's family were not allowed to ever know about her in fear of what it would do to their family name. It was disgusting. Yes, her grandfather was  okay in the end, but still. And having never been chosen first, Alexa wanted to be put first for a change - by the man she was starting to fall in love with. I wanted Alexa to have her happily ever after - she 100% deserved it. Can I also say I absolutely loved how hot and smouldering and secretive Caine and Alexa's affair was. I especially loved how Caine wanted their affair out in the open and began to get impatient with Alexa trying to keep it quite.

That twist near the end. Colour me shocked - I was not expecting that. Alexa being hurt was completely out of left field: I literally sat there for a few minutes thinking "What?" I loved the introduction of the Body Guards (is there a story between the nurse and one of the body guards?) and that Caine wanted to look after Alexa. 

"I love you," I choked out against his warm chest.
In answer, Caine gently pulled me away, just far enough so he could look into my face. I was tearstained, swollen-faced, and exhausted. I was a mess. But he stared at me as if I were the only person in the room, and as if I was the most beautiful thing he'd ever seen. His voice was gruff as he confessed, "I love you too."

This book was kick-ass! It was emotionally heart-felt, full of angst, romance and sexual chemistry. GUYS GET READING!




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