Unraveled (Undisputed, #2)

“My life was a mess, and at the rate I was going, it wasn’t going to get better.”

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I had it all––until I didn’t.
When my job, my livelihood, and my passion are suddenly snatched away from me, I’m left scrambling to keep my head above water. Desperate, I’m forced to walk into the last place I ever thought I’d go. Little did I know that I’d come face-to-face with the woman who would help me pick up the pieces of my unraveled life.

Rebecca Toler’s living the dream––or so I thought.
Beautiful, funny, and tough as nails, she answers to no one. In other words, she was born to be mine.
One problem—she hates me.
It’s time to take my life back, and I’m starting with her.

But, as I’ve learned over the years, sometimes the toughest fight of your life is outside the cage.

4/5 Stars!



I absolutely love any kind of MMA or UFC books! Something about all the alpha male characters just does it for me! Unraveled was no exception :).

Ryker “The Stryker” Hawke had it all, he was the light weight champion of the world and only getting stronger and better by the minute. Until all of it was suddenly gone. At the age of thirty-four he was given the news that he tested positive for steroids and would be on a two year suspension. That pretty much screams it’s over in the fighting world. Now with his life completely unraveling, and his savings running out, he needs to find a new job fast to support him and his Gram. He finds himself in the last place he ever thought he would be, at the gym his opponent Breccan owns and comes face to face with the one person who hates his guts, Rebecca Toler.

I was so into this story, I read it in one day! It was so much fun, mostly because of the back and forth bickering that came from Ryker and Rebecca. These two had me rolling with laughter on more than one occasion! The characters were too good and I was hooked within the first chapter.

“In case you forgot what I said yesterday, we’ve got something going on. You’ve been sending mixed signals, but it’s a fuckin’ act, ‘cause I know you feel it too. So stop tellin’ yourself there’s nothin’ going on between us.”

Oh man you guys, the chemistry and the angst between Ryker and Rebecca! Holy crap, it was hot. I couldn’t get enough of them, Reb totally hates Ryker and she does absolutely nothing to hide it which only makes Ryk pursue her even more. I loved them, and when Reb finally let her guard down and let him in, I was silently giving her a fist pump!

Ryker had a lot of issues to get through, and he had a hard time letting people into his personal life. He lived in a shitty apartment with his freaking ADORABLE Gram, and he was embarrassed that Rebecca would think differently of him. They had a lot of obstacles to hurdle through but when they did it, their relationship was beautiful.

I think my favorite part of this book was Rebecca. She was hilarious, I mean she’s like the crazy, wild friend you want to be around all the time. Her character had me laughing so much and half the stuff she did reminded me of myself. Like wearing Christmas pajamas and watching Christmas movies in July (yes that’s some shit I would do!) She also has a wine obsession which I can totally relate too! I just loved her, and I think she is a huge part of why this book was so good.

“What if he wants to get a fucking cat?”

My chest tightens at the thought, and I suck in air, suddenly in panic.

Ryker is your typical alpha male, but he is so stinking sweet! What did it for me was his relationship with his grandma, she’s his biggest fan and she raised him. I swear I melted every time he would talk about her. Don’t let his sweetness fool you though, he’s a total hot head and a beast in the sack! He lives up to what you expect when it comes to an MMA fighter :).

And the biggest question…Did he take the steroids or not!?

Well you will have to read it to find out, and trust me you won’t regret it! The characters and the hilarious banter will get you!

Oh, and wait until you find out what Ryker’s real name is. Bring out the tissues, you’ll need them while you laugh your ass off :).

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The Royals Series.

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

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These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

4.5/5 Stars!



All I know is, I am royally effed! These Royals, they really will ruin you but in the best damn way possible!

Ella Harper is likable from the very first chapter, I clung to her throughout the entire series. Ella comes from a dark past, after her mother passes away she finds herself alone doing what she has to do to survive. Even if it means going to school during the day and stripping at seventeen at night.

Soon Callum Royal storms in and Ella’s world is flipped upside down. Claiming to be her Father’s (who she never knew) best friend and her new guardian, she is thrown into a world of money, power and the Royal Palace.

“Look, I like you. Didn’t think I would but I do, and because I like you, I feel the need to warn you that we Royals are pretty fucked up. We’re good in bed, but out of it? We’re like a stage four hurricane.”

I didn’t know what to think of Callum at first, he comes off as a workaholic who lets his five boys run wild, paying off whatever trouble they find themselves in. I mean he throws his money around just to keep Ella under his roof. It doesn’t take long though to soften up, and soon you are under a Royal spell.

With Ella deciding to stay and give this new life a try, she finds herself trying to stay out of the way of the Royal brothers. They are all so different in their own ways even if they share the same dark hair and blue eyes. Gideon, Reed, Easton and the twins Sawyer and Sebastian. They were livid as soon as Ella stepped foot into their space. Especially the ring leader Reed, he calls the shots.

Total bad boy, that’s what Reed Royal is, and I completely LOVED HIM. I don’t care, his snarky comments, his foul mouth, everything did it for me and it didn’t take me long to figure out what Royal I would be following around if I were Ella. I guess it didn’t take her long to figure it out either though.

“I was having the best dream,” I mumble as he curls his body around my back.

“What was it?” he says roughly.

“That you showed up in my bedroom and held me all night long.”

“I like that dream,” he whispers in my ear and then he does just that—holds me until I fall asleep.

After the Royal Decree’s have been lifted and Ella and the Royal brothers make a truce, it really shines a light on their true personalities. Easton was one of my favorites, he was so funny and it just wouldn’t be the same without his joking around all the time. All the Royals have dark secrets hanging around though, and towards the end of Paper Princess, Ella is in for a shock. So she does the only thing she’s knows, she runs.

It’s like an addicting TV show right!?

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From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

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THESE ROYALS WILL RUIN YOU…

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

SHE MIGHT BE RIGHT.

5/5 Stars!



Broken Prince was my favorite book in this series. Chaos, secrets, angst, it had it all and I was hooked once again!

Reed Royal screwed up, after finally admitting his true feelings for Ella he made a mistake that drove her away. She’s gone, and the Royals are a mess. I guess it’s true what they say, you never know a good thing until it’s gone.

“My instincts had screamed at me that she was trouble. My instincts were wrong. She wasn’t trouble. I was. Still am.
Reed the destroyer.”

Soon Ella’s back, but the last thing she wants is Reed and she isn’t shy about showing it. The other Royal brother’s are also not big fans of him right now, and Reed finds himself helpless trying to put everything and everyone back together.

You ever watch the show Shamless? Effed up family right? Well, I think the Royals take the cake on the most twisted family out there! It all comes down to one thing though, these guys need to learn how to keep it in their damn pants! That would solve half their problems.

I loved how defiant Ella was in Broken Prince, any girl would fall to their knees at a second chance with Reed but Ella wouldn’t even give him the time of day. She is by far my favorite, and her spunky personality just rocks! I even love her friend Val, she’s just as feisty and these girls make it so much fun.

“I thought, I’ll just keep after him. Eventually I’ll wear him down, convince him we’re a beautiful fairy tale. But we’re not. We’re nothing. We’re smoke – insubstantial and meaningless … We aren’t even a tragedy. We’re less than nothing.”

You really start getting hooked on this Royal family though in Broken Prince, You start to love Easton a billion times more. You start to feel for Gideon and Reed and the burden they have over their shoulders with being the older ones. Even the twins Sebastian and Sawyer get to you with their sleazy ways!

Soon everything starts to be right in the Royal world, Ella and Reed back together again. Even Callum and his boys are starting to somewhat bond even though everyone can’t stand his gold-digging finance Brooke.

Until a freaking bomb gets dropped on me that leaves my mouth  dropping open and wondering what in the hell is going on. These cliff hangers are deadly and I couldn’t reach for Twisted Palace fast enough. These damn Royals!

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From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.

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These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.

Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.
They may be right.

With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

4/5 Stars!



Twisted Palace is just that, freaking twisted! I couldn’t fly to my kindle fast enough though. I was tearing through these first few chapters because of the bomb dropped at the end of Broken Prince.

My favorite parts of Twisted Palace is that Reed and Ella are finally united, they are a team throughout the whole entire book and I couldn’t have been more happy. I love them together, and they might be one of my favorite couples that I’ve read about.

“In some small corner of my brain that is now in control, I feel like if I love him hard enough, long enough, I can keep him with me forever.”

Although Reed and Ella are happy, their world around them is slowly crumbling. Reed is being charged with an awful crime he swears he didn’t commit and Ella’s father who was supposedly dead just resurfaced. I know, right!? Total TV material, I’m thinking like One Tree Hill, The OC type of shit!

My biggest problem with Twisted Palace was Steve O’Halloran, Ella’s dad. He pissed me off, swooping in and trying to be an actual father to Ella after seventeen years. Everything he was doing was just annoying. I really started to love Callum Royal in this book, even though he has his own faults, he is loyal to a T when it comes to anyone he considers family.

We don’t get as much fun in Twisted Palace, it was more serious and a lot of your own kind of investigating. I really missed the pranks from the twins and I defiantly missed the playfulness of Easton. This book had a more serious flow to it, and although it was as equally addicting, I still missed the fun!

“This house is ridiculously large, ridiculously beautiful, but everyone inside of it is so messed up. Including me. I guess I really am a Royal.”

The ending though, it was perfect! Every piece of every puzzle was there. Nothing was left unturned and I was completely satisfied. All my questions were answered and everything I wanted to happen, happened! I was happy :).

I haven’t read a series this good in a long time, The Royals is dark and twisted and full of great humor! I’m so happy I finally read it. Addicting is the only word I can think of because I devoured these three books within a week. You need to check it out, because it’s so true, these Royals will ruin you and I am so going to miss them!

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Razing Grace (Part 1 & 2)

“Take my soul, I don’t want it back now.”

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I was light, and I was pure. Until I wasn’t..

Millie
I’m Millie Hart, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve dedicated my life to my Catholic faith. It was a part of me every step of the way. So when I decided to join a nunnery, no one in my family was surprised. I’m not sure at what point my life changed or where it went extremely wrong. My nightmares are becoming realities as my world starts to slowly tremble under the ground I’m presently shackled to. I was taken. Everything I thought I knew was about to rain down on me in drops of lies, deceit, and undiluted evil.

Tripp/Raze
I’m more machine than man. I’m the alpha and the omega of The Army, and the leader of The 6 masked huntsmen. I live and bleed this life. The arms that raised me weren’t carrying love— they were carrying knives and AKs. I’m agent 000, the executioner, and the damn devil who walks in the flesh. No one can break through my hard shell— not even her.

4/5 Stars!



When I first started reading part one of Razing Grace, my first thoughts were “uh oh what did I get myself into.”  It was dark, a lot darker than I expected it to be and I didn’t know if I could get through it all but then I started to warm up to all the characters and I couldn’t put it down.

Millie Hart is the definition of innocence, and she finds herself in a disturbing and horrifying nightmare after she is kidnapped. Not sure what is happening, she finds herself doing the only thing that will help her survive all of it, turning her feelings completely off and blending in with the darkness. In a place full of deadly and dangerous men, Millie finds comfort in the man in the silver mask. As Millie makes her way out of the dungeon, she finds herself in the presence of Raze once again, but she never could have guessed how dangerous he really is.

“The thing about dragging someone through hell? Is they pick up a few tricks along the way.”

After reading The Silver Swan, I knew I needed to read more from Amo Jones! Her writing is spectacular, she was feeding my inner dark book spree and I wasn’t surprised that I loved both parts of Razing Grace! The first book is really getting to know all the characters and the lifestyles. The dark and dangerous world they were surrounded by was fascinating but also made your stomach a bit queasy at times.

Millie is full of surprises, she goes from being this innocent nun to completely changing in the blink of an eye. I liked that Millie kept some of her innocence, but she had a crazy side that kept you laughing throughout both books. When Millie let loose, she was a fire you couldn’t put out and I absolutely loved it! Her wit and her foul mouth were a force to be reckon with.

Raze was a deadly machine. I’ve never been so intimated by a character before, but Raze scared the shit out of me at times. Hard as stone and tough as freaking nails, he is one man I wouldn’t want to get on the bad side of. But I’ll be damned if he isn’t sexy as hell! Raze would rip the insides out of any man who crossed him (literally) but then in the next second his face and touch would completely soften as soon as he locked eyes with Millie. I loved their relationship, they were just what each other needed.

“Love, though? Love is something I’m not familiar with. But whatever I feel for Millie, that shit is untouchable, and I don’t even think it’s love. I don’t think the word love could even scratch the surface of what I feel for her.”

SURPRISE though, my favorite character was Miles, Raze’s right hand man and the most adorable guy in the world! Miles and Millie cracked me up, they totally made both parts of these books so much more enjoyable. The banter back and forth between them was just great. Miles was just as deadly as Raze though, and I loved it!

The characters are what really make these books, because most of the situations that happen are just bat shit crazy! Part one is super intense and dark and my mouth dropped open more than a couple of times. Part two is where the character connection really came in though, I found myself getting attached and there’s nothing better when you get attached to characters, even if they are psycho! Part two defiantly had all the feels, and I felt my heart strings pulling tight on more than one occasion.

“Until forever ends.”
“And when forever ends, I’ll continue to love you.”

Razing Grace is unexpected, deadly and twisted. If you can get through the first part then I promise you that you will enjoy the rest of it all! Like I said, it’s the characters that did it for me and I couldn’t leave them hanging! Check it out, I really enjoyed Millie and Raze’s story and of course Miles! The tag along :).

Razing Grace (Part one)

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The Silver Swan (The Elite Kings Club, #1)

“Hello, Madison. You  may not know us, but we know you. We want to play a game. Here’s what happens if you lose…”

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Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn’t hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn’t think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?

5/5 Stars!



Holy shit. First of all, thank you so much to Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books for suggesting we read this book because I am now addicted and I need more!

Could you imagine your mother finding out your father is cheating on her and then murdering the other woman with your gun and also killing herself? No, I didn’t think so because neither could I, but that is always in the back of Madison Montgomery’s mind whenever her father moves her to a new place. This time it is The Hamptons, and Madi hopes that maybe she can finally make a fresh start for herself without the whispers and the rumors.

On the first day of school Madi finds herself a fast friend with the adorable Tatum, and she thinks that maybe things will be different in The Hamptons. That is until she catches the eyes of the Elite Kings Club, and then everything Madi thought she knew completely flips upside down.

“I’ve come to realize there are secrets upon secrets and no one is telling me anything.”

I don’t even know how to explain my feelings for this book, I feel like I’m still asking myself “WHAT DID I JUST READ!?”The suspense, the secrets, the questions, the freaking ANGST! I wasn’t expecting any of it, but I wouldn’t have changed it one bit.

The Silver Swan is a hard book to review without giving anything away, because in my opinion it’s a book you just need to open up and figure out for yourself. As soon as you read the first chapter, I guarantee you will be hooked. I got addicted, there are so many things going on in this book that have your mind racing. After every chapter I was like ok, shits about to go down but then nothing would happen and I would have to keep reading just to get some answers for all the questions that were swimming around in my head.

“This is all a game, kitty. Bishop, me, the Kings – it’s a game, but it’s a death match.”

The characters are off the charts, I couldn’t believe that they were only high schoolers! But the fact that they were so young made it so much more interesting. Madison, the main character is so sassy and fun! She is tough and sticks up for herself which I really like. I also loved her friend Tatum, she was like the queen of gossiping and way more outgoing but they fit well together as friends.

Nate and Bishop though… YUM! The guys in this book are so dangerous and mysterious. You can’t help but love them, it’s like their bad boy ways just draw you to them even if you don’t think you should like them. You know me though, I love my bad boys so it’s no surprise that I loved the male characters in this book.

“Bishop is intense and drop-dead gorgeous, sure, but he also has an air of danger that hovers over him – and his lame Maserati. Everyone answers to him. If that isn’t enough to fuck with your morals, the fact that he’s an unattainable asshole would.”

The Silver Swan is super dark, edgy and eerie. It’s completely different than anything I have read before but a lot of people say it reminds them of The Royals Series. If you like dark books of any kind then I think you will love it. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait for the second book to come out. The ending is a total cliff hanger but it goes so well with everything because the author keeps you guessing during the whole story!

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I Let You Go

“I let him go, and I will never forgive myself for that.”

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In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating.

4/5 Stars!



I Let You Go starts with a terrible tragedy. Five year old Jacob is struck by a car on a rainy night and left there while his mother holds him in her arms one last time. A hit and run case that shocks the community.

Jenna Gray’s life will never be the same, and now she needs to start over. Packing up as little memories as she has, she finds herself leaving until she finds this run down cottage by the sea that is as isolated as she feels inside.

“The grief I feel is so physical it seems impossible that I am still living; that my heart continues to beat when it has been wrenched apart. I want to fix an image of him in my head, but all I can see when I close my eyes is his body, still and lifeless in my arms. I let him go, and I will never forgive myself for that.”

I thought Part One of this book started out a little slow, although enjoyable since you are learning about Jenna as a character but also following DI Ray Stevens on the hit and run case. I thought I had the connection totally figured out and I just kept wondering about what kind of twists and turns and suspense would be able to come out of this kind of case..

But then the last page of the first part of the novel comes and my mouth drops!

Now wheels are spinning in my mind and I have no clue what is going on because a new narrator is being introduced along with Jenna and Ray that I haven’t heard of before. And then it all clicks and I am silently applauding the author for this well put together plot.

I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough in the second half of this novel. The suspense and the intensity starts to unfold like crazy. I was completely shocked when more and more pieces started to fit together about what actually happened on that tragic rainy night.

“My steps feel lighter now and I realize it’s because I’m running toward something, and not away from it.”

I thought I Let You Go was such a well developed psychological thriller and I don’t know why it took me so long to get to it! It’s one book that is hard to review for fear of spoiling anything. I also loved the Authors note at the end of the novel, there’s no better writing when it is deeply personal to your own life.

After finishing I Let You Go, I am now excited to get my hands on I See You by Clare Mackintosh! I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed :).

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Blackbird (Redemption, #1).

“He was my darkness. He was my own personal demon sent from hell.”

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I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.
Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.
Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.

On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.
But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.
We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.

5/5 Stars!



Wow! I haven’t read a dark romance in a long time so when I heard of Blackbird, I knew I needed to get my hands on it. What I read though, was nothing like what I was expecting and I completely LOVED it!

Briar Chapman was finally happy, she had a life she enjoyed and a finance’ she could not wait to marry. On her way to brunch on a normal Sunday, she spots a friend from work in distress and ends up taking her shift at the restaurant. Briar wouldn’t know how big of a mistake that would be until she is grabbed, drugged, and sold to the highest bidder.

“There was something possessive in the way he was holding me.
And for once, I didn’t mind it. Right there in his arms…that felt right.”

Briar is terrified waking up in an unfamiliar dark room when the drugs wear off her. As scared as she was in the beginning, Briar always kept her spunk and her attitude and ability to fight back. She was a strong female character who was also a little bit shattered. She was confused with her captor (her devil), the world she was being put into didn’t make sense to her and she couldn’t figure out why one minute he would want to teach her a lesson and the next he would hold her to calm her down…

She was the first.

In Lucas Holts world you are never supposed to pick the first girl. Groomed by a dangerous mentor, Lucas finds himself in a world full of Masters and their girls. One big rule, you aren’t supposed to care for your girls, they are simply there to do what you want and live your lifestyle like the others. As soon as Lucas set his eyes on Briar Chapman though, he knew he wouldn’t ever be able to let her go. She was his Blackbird.

“I hated that thought of someone touching what was mine. I owned her before I ever bought her, and there was no way I wasn’t buying her…first or not.”

Sounds like a victim and captor love story, huh? That’s what I thought too, but McAdams totally shuts it down with the chain of events that she has in store for you.

For the good 25% of this book, I would say my heart was pounding. I couldn’t decide if I loved Lucas or if I thought he was the devil like Briar did. It didn’t take long for me to completely fall for him though, just like Briar. He stole my heart without me even knowing it and I never once blamed Briar for loving him all the same and trust me when I say, you won’t either.

“I had given my heart to a man who had no intention of giving his to me. As much as I wanted to believe that he could, I wasn’t sure he was capable of such things. Because he is darkness. He is the devil …and I love him. Devastating.”

The writing, the characters, the angst, the suspense, Blackbird truly had it all. You know you are hooked on a book when you just didn’t want it to end, I wanted more of Briar and Lucas. I also found myself fascinated with the world that the author created. The lifestyle, it was terrifying and addicting to read about all at once. Mostly though, it was so real that it was scary. Human Trafficking is so big in today’s world and the way that the author brought it to life in this book was spectacular!

This is one dark romance that I would reccomened over and over again. This was my first book by Molly McAdams and I am happy to say it won’t be my last. I’m excited to continue reading this series when the next book comes out. If you like romance, if you like suspense, I think you would love Blackbird!

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What About Her (The Bluff Harbor Series; Book 1)

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It’s been six months since Willow left Kate Bergman’s college dorm room to go for an evening run…and never came back.

Everybody else who loved Willow is ready for closure, but something deep inside Kate says that her dearest childhood friend is somehow still alive. And that obstinate conviction is alienating all the people Kate loves most.

Even River McEwan is upset with her, and that’s the deepest blow of all. River was Willow’s boyfriend, but the three of them—Kate, Willow, and River—have been friends since childhood.

When a professor assigns Kate and River to be partners in a joint research project, Kate hopes it’s a chance to tear down the barrier between them, but instead faces an even bigger challenge. As she and River meet over the school project, their renewed friendship flares into something more.

Soon River is enticing Kate to do things she’s never dreamed of. But while she can’t imagine giving up River, Kate doesn’t know whether she can—or even should—stop wondering whether Willow will ever come home.

3/5 Stars!

**Thanks so much to the author for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!**



Friends to lovers with a mysterious twist!

Kate Bergman is trying her hardest to move on with her life after her best friend Willow vanished while going for an evening run. Everyone around Kate is accepting that Willow is probably never coming back but Kate just can’t wrap her head around it and something inside keeps telling her that Willow is still alive. With the help from friends and family, Kate finds herself opening back up and starting to enjoy life again. But when her long time best friend River McEwan comes back into the picture, she wonders if she is doing the right thing.

What About Her was a quick, enjoyable debut novel. I loved the mystery that flowed around Willow’s disappearance and honestly I think that’s the big fact that kept me reading until the end. I’m an investigative junkie so a big part of me just needed to know what happened. Did she run away? Was she taken? Was she killed? I wanted answers, even though I had a million conclusions running around in my mind.

A big factor of this story though was Kate and River. They’ve known each other since they were in kindergaten when River would chase Kate around the playground to try to get that childish kiss. It was always the two of them, until Willow came into the picture and then it became three. Willow got the boy though, for about a year until she disappeared her and River were dating. Like many other friends I know though, Kate had always had a crush on River but never did anything about it until they reconnected after the disappearance.

Being a main character, I thought Kate was a bit stiff but the only thing that helped with it all was her sister who was totally adorable and the complete opposite. Another thing that was a bit off with this book for me was the feel of it. The characters are all in their twenty’s, but I got a high school vibe with the drama and the details of it all. It didn’t feel like a college setting to me besides the few parties and bars they attended.

Besides a few faults, I thought What About Her was enjoyable and I do have to say the ending has me hooked and will have me reading the next book! It’s a cliff hanger and gives a huge clue away about Willow that will have you aggravated but excited all at the same time. If you’re looking for a short, contemporary romance with a hint of a mystery then you should check out Emma Tharps debut novel!

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