Dec 04

A Veil Of Vines by Tillie Cole Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And everything changed.

 

 

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Caresa

As my papa’s G5 began its descent, I looked out of the window beside me and waited for the plane to break through the clouds. I held my breath, body tense, then suddenly the burnt-orange remnants of daylight flooded the plane, bathing the interior with a soft, golden glow. I inhaled deeply. Italia.
Fields and fields of green and yellow created a patchwork quilt below, rolling hills and crystal-blue lakes stretching as far the eye could see. I smiled as a sense of warmth ran through me.
It was the most beautiful place on earth.
Sitting back in my wide cream leather chair, I closed my eyes and tried to prepare myself for what was coming. I was flying to Florence airport, from where I would be swiftly taken to the Palazzo Savona estate just outside of the city.
I would meet Prince Zeno.
I had met him twice before—once when I was four, of which I had no memory, and again when I was ten. The interaction we’d had as children had been brief. If I was being honest, I had found Zeno to be arrogant and rude. He had been thirteen at the time and not at all interested in meeting a ten-year-old girl from America.
Neither of us had known at the time that that our betrothal had been agreed upon two years prior. It turned out that the trip my papa had taken to Umbria when I was eight was to secure a forever-bond between the Savonas and the Acardis. King Santo and my father had planned for their only children to marry. They were already joined in business; Zeno’s arranged marriage to me would also strengthen both families’ place in society.
I thought back on my New York farewell of nine hours ago and sighed. My parents had driven me to the private hangar and said their goodbyes. My mama cried—her only child was leaving her for a new life. My papa, although sad to see me go, beamed at me with the utmost pride. He had held me close and whispered, “I have never been more proud of you than I am right now, Caresa. Savona Wines’ stock has plummeted since Santo’s death. This union will reassure all the shareholders that our business is still strong. That we are still a stable company with Zeno at the helm.”
I had given him a tight smile and boarded the plane with a promise that they would see me before the wedding. And that had been that.
I was to marry Zeno, and I hadn’t protested even once. I imagined to most modern-day women living in New York, the process of arranged marriages sounded positively medieval, even barbaric. For a blue blood, it was simply a part of life.
King Santo Savona died two months ago. The shareholders of his many Italian vineyards, the stakeholders in Savona Wines, had expected his son, Zeno, to immediately step up and take charge. Instead, Zeno had plunged himself into the party scene even harder than before—and that was quite a feat. Within weeks my papa had flown out to Umbria to see what could be done.
The answer: our imminent union.
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Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

 

Dec 04

Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole Review

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4 Smooches!

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Synopsis

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And everything changed.

 

REVIEW

I’ve read pretty much every Tillie Cole book out there.  I went into this expecting an alpha man.  A strong but troubled woman.  Most of her books operate like that, so I have to say that I was seriously surprised by this one.  A Veil of Vines has a historical romance feel.  There is an arranged marriage aspect.  Princes and Princess’ and it is set in a beautiful vineyard.  Tie all of that in with Tillie Cole’s special brand of flowery writing and you have a book that feels REALLY romantic in an old school kind of way that reminded me that I missed that sometimes from the new way of writing in most of todays books.

While this story was a bit predictable, it was still one that pulled at my heartstrings.  It made me feel.  And that is my very idea of an amazing book.  One with all the feels.  Because those feels allow to me to experience so much of the characters.  Those feelings made me every kiss and every caress that much more.

“Our weaknesses are simply our untested wings waiting to be flown.”

This one really touches the heart.  If you are looking for a sweet, romantic, forbidden love story than this one is for you.  It will pull at your heartstrings while still managing to be smoking hot.

“I know because I know it in my head, I feel it in my heart and I touch it with my hands.”

~Amie

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Dec 02

Home Tears by Tijan Suprise Release Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway

 

 

Title: Home Tears
Author: Tijan
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 2, 2016

 

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Dani’s survived a lot of sh*t storms.

 Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm—being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister.

 There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for ten years. But now she’s back, and nothing’s the same.

 With help from Jonah Bannon, a reformed—kind of—bad boy she remembers from high school, Dani uncovers family secrets that have spanned generations. And along with those, she’s about to face the biggest sh*t storm of her life.

 Only this time, she may not survive.

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt

“Why’d you push me earlier?”

“It’s not important.”

But it was. She felt it in her chest. It was so important, and she needed him to say it again. She was salivating for the chance. She wanted to reassure him, and this time she felt it in her heart. She knew she wasn’t going anywhere. She wanted him to see it in her eyes, that she meant every single word.

She whispered now, “Ask me. Ask me again.”

His eyes met hers, narrowing slightly. He was looking into her, reading her.

She was letting him. There was no wall, no hesitation this time. She wanted him to know her, not just her body. All of her. A second passed. He was still searching in her. Another second. More. He waited a full thirty before asking, his voice so soft and tender, “What would you do if you found out another person cared about you? If you mattered to one more person?”

“Nothing.” She was trying to convey her feelings through her eyes. She wanted him to know so badly. “I wouldn’t run. I wouldn’t walk. I wouldn’t hide. I’d do nothing except stand and embrace it.”

His eyes darkened, an emotion passed in them, one that had her heart beating so fast again. “Yeah?” He let go of her hand, but touched the side of her face. He held her in the palm of his hand, and his thumb rubbed over her cheek. It was like he was smoothing away any lingering worries she might have. “What if I was that person?”

She leaned toward him, her eyes going from his lips back to his gaze. Both were pulling her in, making her yearn for more. “Then I’d say, I feel the same.” Her breath held in her throat. They were talking in code, but it was out now. She was telling him how she felt, and a second later, his lips were on hers.

This. She turned, wound her arms around his neck. This was everything.

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Six (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
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Dec 02

Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell Blog Tour with Excerpt and Giveaway

 
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At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”

In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.

Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door.

And throws their lives into total chaos.

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To the reader: Contents includes love, sweetness, naughtiness, honey, champagne, and an HEA. Safe.


 

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With her hand in mine, I hail a cab on Fullerton. She isn’t saying much, and I like that. I like talking to her, getting dirty, watching her lose her words. Because I’ll tell you what, I’m planning on her losing a shitload more than that before I’m done with her. Losing everything to me. That’s the fucking plan.
​The cabbie pulls off to the other side of the road a little way up from us and puts on his hazards to tell us he’s waiting. As we head for the crosswalk, I kick aside a drift from one of the plows, but it’s unsteady footing, icy and slick. As she begins to slip, her grip on my hand tightens.
​“That’s enough of that,” I tell her, and scoop her up into my arms, newlywed-style.
​She squeals and hangs on tight. She fits fucking perfectly in my arms, and I love the way she feels tight against me. Her fingers slip past my collar, and her fingernails dig gently into the back of my neck. “I can walk,” she says, mostly to my mouth. Then she raises her eyes. “It was just slippery.”
​I don’t answer right away. I don’t want to come on too strong. I don’t want to scare her, but I don’t want there to be any fucking mistake at all about what I want or how I plan to get it. “I know you can. I’m sure you can do pretty much everything.”
​Her eyes glisten, and I hoist her up a little higher in my arms. The walk signal starts flashing its hand as we get to the other curb. “I’m no shrinking violet.”
​“Good. Because I’m going to need you to come strong for me tonight.”
​Her body reacts before her face does, her back arching under my hand, that bend so delicate under my palm.
​“Multiple times. Loudly.”
​She presses her face to my chest and moans out what sounds like, “Who are you?”
“And you’re going to tell me what you like and how you like it. We’re not going to fuck around. Communication, pussycat. That’s the key.”
There go her words again. I’m getting to know that glaze in her eye, disoriented with desire. “And what about you?”
​Now we’re even with the cab, but I’ve still got some things she needs to know. “I don’t come until you do. At least twice.”
​She’s got no answer for that, so I bring her chin up toward me, stretching her pretty neck out with my thumb on her jaw. “You hear me?”
​She nods. She breathes. She blinks.
​“That’s how it’s going to go.”
​“I think I can handle that.”
​I laugh, sending a plume of steam out of my nose. This girl has no idea how badly I want her. How badly I need her. How fucking hard I am already to get inside her. “Yeah? You think so? You think you can handle me?”
​Her eyes widen a little. “I think so,” she whispers.
Then I let her slip from my arms, such a fucking shame, but I’m not about to let her open her own door. As she gets into the cab—on the street side, the safe side—I say into her ear, “We’ll just see about that.”
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Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.
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Dec 02

Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell Review

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5 Smooches!

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Synopsis

A funny, naughty, dirty *standalone* sports romance…

At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”

In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.

Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door.

And throws their lives into total chaos.

***

To the reader: Sweet. Safe. HEA. This is a comedy that gets very dirty, so be advised. Other tasters’ notes: Hints of honey and champagne. And a feisty little dog named Frankie Knuckles.

REVIEW

This book…  Oh God, how I loved this book! Hail Mary was the first book of Nicola Rendell’s that I’ve read, and if this is the type of romantic comedy she turns out, I’m kicking myself for not reading her work sooner! From the very first page, Rendell came right out swinging with a perfect one-two-punch of sizzling chemistry and smart banter and, just like Jimmy, I was hooked immediately.

“This isn’t going to be ordinary, is it? You and me?”

I loved Jimmy and Mary together from the moment I met them. Their chemistry was instantaneous, sparking right off the page and practically crackling in the air around them. They were positively combustible together, and Rendell did a fabulous job of capturing that and conveying it to the reader. They were so deliciously naughty together, this is one seriously hot and sexy story! This couple was so in sync, so fantastic together, they were that couple, the one you can’t help but root for. In my mind, there just was no other way for them to end up but together. I’m stopping short of calling this an insta-love type of scenario. This relationship was definitely fast-moving, but I loved them so much that that was exactly how I wanted it to go for them. They did have a few hurdles to clear, though, and it wasn’t always smooth sailing, but when they stuck together, when they believed in their feelings, things fell into place, and I really liked that about this relationship’s build up.

“Everything shifts… I feel it. He is serious. I am serious. This is serious.”

Jimmy is the once infamous star quarterback who is now nearing the end of his career. Not only is he plagued with a losing streak, he’s also battling an injury (or two) while dealing with the seemingly never-ending drama brought into his now quiet life by his miserable and troubled twin brother as he worries about the well-being of his beloved young niece. Meeting Mary Monahan was a breath of fresh air he didn’t even realize that he needed. An avowed bachelor and <former> playboy, Jimmy recognized that Mary was different and special from the get-go and pulled out all of the stops to sweep her off her feet. He wasn’t messing around, and once she got past her own issues and gave in to what she was feeling, this relationship just blossomed. Mary was a strong heroine, she was smart, she was witty, and she definitely held her own against the larger-than-life Jimmy. She was fun, she was spontaneous and she was caring. This kind of sweet, swoony, sexy romance is exactly what I hope for in the stories I read, and Rendell really gave her readers a truly spectacular and special love story in Hail Mary.

“Love will set you free, if only you’d let it.”

“Love will transform your world if you believe that it can.”

This book was so much more than I anticipated it would be. It was so well written, so smart and just so witty. I was impressed and entertained by the writing as much as I was by the story. With as many heart-tugging moments as there were hilarious ones, I loved absolutely everything about this book. Nicola Rendell’s Hail Mary gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 

 

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Dec 01

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan Cover Reveal

 

New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan brings us a brand new standalone on January 24, 2017 – THE ROOM MATE! When someone is off-limits it’s hard to resit.

 

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room-mate_amazonThe last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check.

Now twenty-four, he’s broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he’s pure temptation.

Fresh out of a messy breakup, he doesn’t want any entanglements. But I can resist, right?

I’m holding strong until the third night of our new arrangement when we get drunk and he confesses his biggest secret of all: he’s cursed when it comes to sex. Apparently he’s a god in bed, and women instantly fall in love with him.

I’m calling bullshit. In fact, I’m going to prove him wrong, and if I rack up a few much-needed orgasms in the process, all the better.

There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.

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Dec 01

Downed by Jen Frederick Review

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5 Smooches!

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Synopsis

He’s the guy no one likes…

Despite winning two national championships, JR “Ace” Anderson was sent packing from his old school after losing the trust of his coach. At Southern U, he has a second chance to prove that his college legacy isn’t endless debauchery and selfishness. But his reputation precedes him, and his teammates offer a chilly welcome in the locker room. The one person who is willing to accept him is the very woman he should stay away from—his new coach’s daughter.

She’s the girl everyone loves…

Bryant Johnson’s only goal in life is to make others happy, even at her own expense. One look at her father’s new star quarterback, and she knows that Ace is her next project. With a reputation for being a “jerk whisperer”, Bryant has spent her last three years at college reforming sorry behavior and turning bad boys into the best boyfriends ever. In Ace, though, she’s met with surly resistance and a sizzling attraction she doesn’t expect. Fixing this wounded warrior will be her biggest challenge yet. Not falling for him will be even harder.

Between her big heart and his damaged one, a battle is ensuing. In this game of love, every defense will crumble.

 

REVIEW

 

THIS BOOK STARTED OUT WITH A BANG!  Literally.  And normally I’m a slow burn kind of girl.  I like for the sexual tension to build and build and finally the couple will kiss at about 75% into the book.  That’s normally my MO.  So I’ll be honest and say that when I first started Downed I was thinking where do we go from here?  Everything just happened so quickly, but this one was still a slow burn in a lot of ways that count and I ended up just adoring it!

One of the main reasons I loved it was because of these amazingly well developed characters.  Bryant is a sweet southern belle with a troubled past and I loved how she wanted to fix everything and everyone.  I think as a woman I sympathized with her and understood her all too well.  And Ace.  Well. He’s a special kind of sports hero.  Because he isn’t loved.  Or really even liked.  He’s not a nice a guy.  He’s done some bad things and for most of the book he doesn’t really try to improve upon who he is.  He’s just him but slowly but surely these two change each other for the good and THAT was the slow burn.

Really liked this one.  Might be my favorite from Jen Frederick yet.  I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us.  Her love and knowledge of sports is evident in every page of this sports romance!

~Amie

 

 

 

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Dec 01

Rusty Nail by Lani Lynn Vale Release Blitz

Title: Rusty Nail (Uncertain Saints MC #6)
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Model: Jase Dean
He knows that pain makes you stronger…

Wolf isn’t always a good person, and he doesn’t hesitate to say what’s on his mind.

He is who he is, and he doesn’t offer apologies.

He isn’t out to impress anyone, and he doesn’t make excuses for his actions.

She knows that fear makes you braver…

Raven has made some bad decisions, and she’d give anything to go back in time and choose a different path. 

The reality is that she can’t go back, and the day Wolf walks into her life, she finally realizes that maybe she doesn’t want to.

Wolf is everything she’s ever wanted, and the exact opposite of what she needs.

They both know heartbreak makes you wiser…

Wolf knows that this is not a good idea. There are a million reasons—all of them bad—telling him exactly why he should stay away.

But when Raven’s nightmares burst out of her dreams and into her reality, he doesn’t have a choice anymore.

He has to protect her, while somehow protecting his battered heart.

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Dec 01

Rusty Nail by Lani Lynn Vale Review

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5 Smooches!

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Synopsis

He knows that pain makes you stronger…

Wolf isn’t always a good person, and he doesn’t hesitate to say what’s on his mind.

He is who he is, and he doesn’t offer apologies.

He isn’t out to impress anyone, and he doesn’t make excuses for his actions.

She knows that fear makes you braver…

Raven has made some bad decisions, and she’d give anything to go back in time and choose a different path.

The reality is that she can’t go back, and the day Wolf walks into her life, she finally realizes that maybe she doesn’t want to.

Wolf is everything she’s ever wanted, and the exact opposite of what she needs.

They both know heartbreak makes you wiser…

Wolf knows that this is not a good idea. There are a million reasons—all of them bad—telling him exactly why he should stay away.

But when Raven’s nightmares burst out of her dreams and into her reality, he doesn’t have a choice anymore.

He has to protect her, while somehow protecting his battered heart.

 

REVIEW

Rusty Nail is the sixth and final installment of Lani Lynn Vale’s Uncertain Saints MC series. I’ve read the entire series and I’ve absolutely loved it. Without question, it was a definite departure from Vale’s usual writing style, and I think the risk she took in putting out something so different paid off. This series is undeniably a bit darker and edgier than what we’ve seen from her previously. She’s tackled some tough topics in these books, and I think she’s done it well. I was excited to see an author whose work I love spread her wings so she can grow as an author, and as I watched the series evolve and unfold, I absolutely think Vale accomplished that. I enjoyed this series tremendously, and Rusty Nail was definitely my favorite of the series.

Readers of this series have been clamoring for Wolf’s story, and I think capping off the series with it was definitely the way to go out with a bang. Like everyone else, I too, have wanted Wolf’s story since he was introduced as a side character in the KPD SWAT series. My interest this character only grew with his supporting role in Controlled Burn, book 4 in her Kilgore Fire series. Portraying these broken, somewhat dark alpha male heroes and helping them find redemption or healing through love is somewhat of a Vale trademark and something she does exceptionally well. And for me, no character has needed that as much as Wolf did.

There were some interesting twists and turns in this story, which is no surprise since Lani really knows how to ratchet up the suspenseful elements in her books. The story was fast-paced and action-packed, and the romance between Raven and Wolf was sexy, sweet and hard fought and won. I absolutely loved them together. What sets Lani apart, though, is her ability to deliver a suspenseful story, touching on a difficult subject, while still weaving in those threads of that humor that is so uniquely hers. No other author has quite the same slightly twisted sense of humor that Vale does. It’s the kind of humor you’d have privately with your best friend or your significant other, and Vale manages to capture that on the page in a such a way as the reader actually experiences it. It’s a special writing ability, and it’s one of the reasons why I love her books so much, I know that I can always count on that from her. Her writing style, her story lines, her characters and that Vale humor is just so different from anything else out there. All of this is on full display in Rusty Nail, and as usual, Vale pulled it all off, pulled it all together and put it all out there, and she did it with spectacular results.

This story ties up the series and puts a period at the end of it. While I’m very sad to see this series come to an end, I’m thrilled with how it did. I just loved Wolf’s story, and it made my heart so happy to see this man get his happily ever after. Lani Lynn Vale’s Rusty Nail gets five smooches from me.

~ Danielle Palumbo

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My job is to protect.
I’m the best, the king’s elite.
She’s the only thing strong enough to make me look away.

Logan Hunt is a guard. He’s constantly aware of his surroundings; he knows every angle; he searches and rescues. He’ll take a bullet.

His new assignment is to protect the queen regent, keep his eyes on her at all times. He’s more than up to the task…

Until a face from his past returns, and the one mission he’s sworn to complete becomes his biggest liability.

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About the Author:

The “Queen of Hot Romance,” Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning “Favorite Erotica Author” (2015) and the “Lady Boner Award” (2014) (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

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