The Watcher.




Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer—and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she’s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there’s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears come rushing back—with a vengeance…


Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he’s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth—and into each other’s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who’s watching their every move?

4/5 Stars!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.**

The prologue to The Watcher was insane! The first 3% and I was already hooked, I couldn’t wait for more.

Marlie Jacobson has endured the most terrifying ordeal that I could ever imagine. Seven years ago she was kidnapped by a serial killer but she was the lucky one who lived to tell about it. Her mother is selfish and uses her brutal situation as a way to turn it into a bestselling book and make loads of money off of it. Now it seems that history is repeating itself, Marlie’s sister is missing, and if she has any chance at finding her then she needs the help of the best tracker known. A dangerous, brooding, handsome Kenai Michelson.

I really liked The Watcher! It was suspenseful and dangerously romantic which are my two favorite things. It’s told mostly from Marlie’s POV but we get these awesome flash backs of Marlie’s whole kidnapping and I had the chills. Clayton was no normal serial killer. He was cool, calm, collected and incredibly terrifying.

I loved Marlie’s character, she wasn’t your normal victim. Sure she had times of weakness but she was also so strong and brave! The best part though? She had some serious sass, especially when she was dealing with Kenai and I loved every minute of it. She was defiantly what I love to see when it comes to a survivor.

Don’t even get me started on Kenai. Ugh, this man is everything I crave in a hunky male character! He’s rude, a total caveman, dangerous, hot as hell, but so tender and sweet. I loved him and he has some talent when it comes to tracking missing people down. Kenai comes off as a total asshole at first but once you warm up to his ways, I promise you will be falling just as hard as Marlie and me (just laughed because of the movie reference!).

My only downfall to The Watcher was that it was a bit predictable, I knew what was going to happen. That being said though, it didn’t make me want to keep on going any less. It’s still so suspenseful and will have your pulse pounding at some points. The chase for finding Marlie’s sister Kaity is addicting. Plus, I needed more of Kenai and Marlie because I was so into their love story.

I think The Watcher is a great choice if you are a suspense and romance junkie like me! It’s dangerous and seductive and will have you wanting more. Plus, I think the cover is gorgeous with those colors it has going on! It defiantly should be on your radar this Summer!

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“One moment, one look, and the haze I’d walked in for years blew out in a breath.

Because every day was the same.

And then I saw her.”



Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.

She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.

Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her.

Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost.

He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn’t see coming is his need to know who put them there — or his desperation to mend them.

Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.

5/5 Stars!

First, all I have to say is if you haven’t read a Kandi Steiner book then you really need to. I was blown away by A Love Letter To Whiskey, it was one of my favorite reads of 2016 and I am happy to say that Revelry will be in my top 2017 reads!

Wren Ballard finds herself divorced at twenty-seven. Now she is second guessing everything in her life from the way she does things, to the way she treats people. She needs an escape to clear her mind and figure out a way to be happy again, and she also needs to find a new fashion line for her boutique, like yesterday. So she sets off to a small mountain town outside of Seattle for the Summer.

“For the first time in my life, I was owed nothing, and I owed nothing. Lonely or not, I was free.”

She never expected being so curious of the broody neighbor Anderson Black, who can’t even say a polite hello. That doesn’t matter though, because Anderson is fighting his own battles but they never thought that maybe they might be exactly what each other needed to heal.

The words written on these pages, ugh I seriously can’t even tell you how much I loved the emotions I felt while reading Revelry. It’s such a relatable story, something we have all tried to do at least one time or another.

Find ourselves.

Learn how to let go of things.

“But if the thought of losing him forever makes you lose your breath, if living without him seems impossible now, then don’t let him go.”

I think that’s why I fell in love with this book, because I related to it. Although I’ve never divorced like Wren, I felt a special connection to her and I think it had a lot more to do with her personality. This girl is everything sass and fun! She loves dancing to 90’s music, she loves drinking wine and having breakfast for dinner, and she defiantly can’t live without her coffee. I swear, she could be my spirit animal.

When Anderson let his guard down with Wren, my heart was bursting. I had such a soft spot for Anderson Black, he was in pain and holding onto a guilt that would turn the happiest person in the world to the saddest. I wanted healing and smiles and laughs for him and that’s exactly what Wren gave him. Plus, I totally wanted him for myself because he is seriously hot with his caveman ways and his callous hands.

“Touching Wren was like ecstasy, every sense enhanced. My skin was almost too sensitive to her touch, my ears too aware of her breaths, my tongue too tender for the taste of her. If she really was a drug, addiction wasn’t just a possibility–It was a certainty.”

Everything about Revelry was all heart and soul and It sure has made it’s way into mine. Beautiful words, beautiful characters, beautiful love story and heartbreak that had me clutching my kindle more than once. It’s the ultimate romance novel and I loved every second of it.

Kandi Steiner is becoming one of my favorite authors, she always writes just what I want to read. If you need a good romance with small town sweetness and heartbreak and everything in between then pick up Revelry, you won’t regret it!

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“An invitation to literally stomp all over the guy who bruised my heart? Who can turn that down?”



Will Cassidy is hot, infuriating, and the guy behind the biggest heart-stomping humiliation of my life. He’s also hosting my BFF’s destination wedding at his super-luxe tropical resort, so short of a hurricane or outbreak of the plague (here’s hoping), I’m stuck within t̶o̶n̶g̶u̶e̶’s̶ arm’s reach of him for the next seven days.

But I’m not a naïve college girl anymore, and there’s no way I’m falling for his (many) charms again. I just have to ignore the romantic wedding shenanigans, his miraculous abs, all those intimate beach sunsets… And did I mention those abs?

Maybe a wild vacation fling is exactly what I need to even the score… But between the scorching chemistry and all-inclusive margaritas, I’m getting drunk on love. Which definitely isn’t part of the plan.

Can I keep my heart zipped – even if my bikini bottoms are lost somewhere on that nude beach? And how do you let go of the past when you’re holding on tight to the past’s (very ripped) torso?

4/5 Stars!

Light-hearted romcom! What could be better? Not a thing, and I adored Lovestruck.

Ruby Walter’s is late catching her plane while heading to her best friend’s destination wedding. As she is hurrying for the security check line, she collides with the one man she never thought she would see again. Will Cassidy, the Will that shares her love of star-trek and everything geeky. Will, one of her best friends during college. Will, the one who laughed at her way of sharing her true feelings.

He’s looking hotter than ever and he’s headed to the same place as Ruby. Well that’s ok, because it should be easy to ignore him the whole time, right?


“Who wants a guy who’s three minutes and done when you can have a ‘Mr. Rock your world all night long and why not another whirl in the morning’?”

Oh my gosh, Lovestruk is so dang cute! I filled up a couple glasses of wine and devoured this book. Laughing with the characters and totally swooning over Will.  Lila Monroe nailed it with a perfect romantic comedy!

Ruby Walter’s is adorable. She was my favorite and her character was just so real that you couldn’t help but want to be her friend. She has the worst luck ever and she always finds herself in crazy situations. It was great watching her interact with all the different characters that are provided! I also loved her job, she works in PR and represents young kids who are famous through YouTube and Instagram. I think that would be awesome!

I was totally gushing over Will as much as Ruby was. He was so charming and funny. He also owned the beautiful eco-friendly resort they were staying at for the Wedding. The romance and emotions and flirting that was going on between Will and Ruby was to die for. I loved it and I couldn’t get enough. There was so much angst! Oh my gosh, after my first glass of wine I was practically yelling at my kindle for them to finally be able to freaking kiss or make a move on each other!

Yes, I got a little too excited ;).

“I want to touch you until the only word you know is my name.”

Lovestruck was so much fun and if you are looking for a light-hearted second chance romance then I have just found it for you! I was laughing out loud more than once reading this adorable story. I guarantee you will love these characters just like I did!

This is the perfect read this Summer with it’s charm and swoon worthy romance!

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Final Girls



Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie – scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to – a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

Now forever bound together by the media, the three girls Quincy, Lisa, and Sam still never meet in person. Until Lisa the first Final Girl is found dead, now Sam storms through Quincy’s life bringing back old haunting memories she has long forgotten. They both find they are keeping dark, twisted secrets, both together and from one another.

4.5/5 Stars!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for providing me a copy of Final Girls in exchange for an honest review.**

WOW! Just wow. I was in the mood for a great thriller, so I picked up Final Girls. One, I liked the cover. And two, it sounded interesting enough. What I got though, was amazing! Final Girls had my mind thinking like crazy and an ending that had me saying “WHAT IS GOING ON!?”

Quincy Carpenter, Lisa Milner, and Samantha Boyd are all linked together by the media in the most horrific way. They are survivors of bone-chilling, straight up massacre’s. Each one different in their own way, but the final outcome was all the same. They were the only ones who survived.

We mostly follow Quincy’s story, we go from her present which seems to be going very well for what she endured 10 years prior. She runs a successful baking blog, and she has a handsome prosecutor boyfriend. She also has Coop, the cop that saved her all those years ago, always one call away for support if she needs it.

The story also goes back to Pine Cottage, to the night where those horrible things happened. I loved those chapters because throughout the whole story you are just trying to figure out how it all happened and trying to understand. It’s like getting into a mind of a victim or a killer, always fascinating.

When Samantha Boyd shows up on Quincy’s doorstep after Lisa Milner’s death, I am instantly suspicious. My radar signaling red. Why is she here? What does she want? I thought I had it all figured out through like 60% of the book, but somehow I just knew that I was missing a big chunk because it was all too easy to put the blame on the biggest suspect.

When I got towards the end though, I was at the edge of my seat, flipping through these pages trying to figure out what I was missing. And when I did, I literally stopped in my tracks. The author drops a total bombshell and I absolutely loved it! I was so satisfied with the big twist.

Final Girls is defiantly more of the story that intrigues you rather than the characters. I felt myself more fascinated with what happened in the past and the mystery surrounding everything then I felt a connection with Quincy, Sam or any of the others. The story is what will have you clutching this book.

Suspense filled, edge of your seat, my type of thriller is what Final Girls was and I highly recommend it. Riley Sager wrote a chilling, mysterious, who the heck did it story and I can’t wait to read more from this author!

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Where Good Girls Go To Die.

” I have never wanted something so bad in my life. But you are worth more.”



It was a bad idea from the beginning.

He was my brother’s best friend and the definition of unavailable.

But I didn’t care.

I had loved him for as long as I could remember.

He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.

But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn’t there to catch me.

So I ran.

Four years later, I never expected to see him again.

He was still my brother best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.

He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoo’s and a crooked smile.

Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.

Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t a good girl anymore.

4.5/5 Stars!

OBSESSED! That’s what I felt when I was reading Where Good Girls Go To Die. I was totally consumed by this story and I could not get enough.

Livvy left home to get away from a broken heart, how she found herself dancing in a strip club, she doesn’t know but it pays the bills. Walking in to do a VIP dance for a bachelor party, Livvy never thought her brother Mason would be apart of the group, let alone the one man who broke her heart four years earlier and guess what? Parker James is the groom. Moving back home with her brother just might be the thing Livvy needed, but that also means she needs a job and that puts her smack dab in the middle of Parker’s world once again.

“She was chaos and madness, her heart never sitting still for long, and when I was with her, everything else crumbles away and I felt like I was home.”

The title and the cover of this book sold me for some reason, I didn’t even know what it was about when I one-clicked it but I sure as hell am happy I did! I immediately fell for both Livvy and Parker, separately and together. I loved all of these characters and this love story.

Livvy has such an attitude that was awesome, I loved her snarky comments and her no shits given way about her. Livvy had such a big heart though, and it was still trying to heal from all those years earlier with her and Parker. You could feel the love she had for him whenever he stepped foot into the same room with her, it was like a fire lit up. Still, I respected her so much for not going after a taken man that she knew she could have if she really wanted him.

“I may have been a good girl then, but you destroyed every piece of her. I actually feel bad for Emily, because you, Parker James, are where good girls go to die.”

Parker James was HOT! Oh my goodness, the way Livvy described him, I had to wipe a little drool off my chin at some points. Number one, he’s tall dark and handsome with gorgeous eyes. Number two, he’s a tattoo artist and covered in his own beautiful masterpieces. Number three, the words that come out of this mans mouth when he talks about Livvy is to die for. Parker James really is where good girls go to die, because I wasn’t thinking about anything good when it came to him.

“And until you feel it, the loss of air, the panic crawling through your own skin, the desperation to inhale just one more time, you could never understand what it was like.”

As much as I adored the present love story between Livvy and Parker, what really got to me is when it took us back to the past when they were teenagers. Young, carefree and just living, that’s what their love was like. It was adorable and it had me smiling from cheek to cheek.

Everything about this book is just awesome, from the love story to the AMAZING side characters that will have you laughing out loud. It’s super steamy and heartbreaking and everything in between. If you haven’t read Where Good Girls Go To Die then you need to because you will meet a great new book boyfriend along the way ladies :). I will defiantly be checking out more from Holly Renee!

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KANE (Face-Off Series, #2).



As the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Tyler Kane has an ego the size of his hockey stick. He’s hot as puck, outscores all the centers in the league, and can get any girl he wants. Except the girl he wants is off-limits, a constant reminder of the bad decisions he made in the past. Until he meets Kennedy Lockwood, a feisty sports reporter that challenges Tyler and forces him out of his comfort zone.

He should leave her alone and spare her the drama that comes with his life outside the rink. But she insists there’s more to his story, wants to crack the ice around his heart and expose his secrets in the process. When Tyler agrees to an exclusive interview with Kennedy, he had every intention for it to end with smoking hot sex.

But he didn’t realize the sexy blonde who writes about hockey players and their big sticks would be the one to hit him the hardest.

5/5 Stars!

**Thanks so much to Jillian for providing me a copy of KANE in exchange for an honest review**

If any of you have read Parker by Jillian Quinn then I’m sure you were extremely excited for Tyler Kane’s story! I was jumping up and down once I got this baby in my hands. TOTALLY different than Parker, but in the best way possible! Tyler is my book hubby. Yes not book boyfriend but book HUBBY! Hello new category :).

The corner of his mouth turns up into a cocky smirk.

“I like it when you’re mean. I’ll consider this foreplay for later.”

Meet the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Tyler Kane. Hot as puck with an ego to match, Tyler is hands down a ladies man. On the outside he seems like every other young and single thriving hockey player but on the inside he is struggling with a past he can’t forget. When a sexy, quirky sports reporter walks into Tyler’s life, she starts stirring up painful memories. Kennedy Lockwood is persistent and driven and maybe the one thing Tyler needs in his life.

Oh my goodness you guys, these freaking characters! SO DANG STRONG! I just love Tyler and Kennedy. Don’t even get me started on the angst, lord the angst in this book is HOT! More than any of that though, I couldn’t stop laughing in Kane. These two had me rolling with laughter and they were so stinking cute. There’s nothing better than feisty, defiant characters who have smart mouths, I just loved it all.

“I write about one-night stands and every type of sexual encounter imaginable, most of which I have experienced for myself or vicariously through Sydney or our viewers. With Tyler, I want this to be right –

no, perfect.”

Tyler Kane is my kind of man,

Laugh out loud funny √

Sweet as can be √

Sexy as all get out √

Dog lover √

He has got it all ladies. His past and what he wants for his future is what really reeled me in though and I was totally a fish hanging onto his hook by the end of this book.

Kennedy is all kinds of feisty and I loved her! She made me laugh so much, especially her and her bestie Sydney. They were hilarious and by the end of it you will want to be best friends with both of them. I loved Kennedy’s attitude and how independent she was but more than that, she loves curling up at home on a Friday night with a good book. Defiantly my kind of girl! Jillian makes such badass women characters full of independence and success that is truly admiring.

The depth of this story is what stuck with me though, there’s nothing better than a troubled past between characters and an even more unsure future. It draws you in and sucks you right up. That’s exactly what Jillian did in Kane, she pulled on my heart strings and took me along for the ride.

“I know what it’s like to have everything you love taken away from you, baby.

Trust me.

I have endured more heartbreak and sadness to last a lifetime.”

Fantastic writing, and a bunch of angst filled scenes that will have you longing for more! If you haven’t started the Face-Off Series yet then I don’t know what you are waiting for. Parker and Kane totally have my hearts and I can only imagine what the next book has in store for us readers! I can’t wait to find out :).

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Lost Rider

“She was my compass when I was lost without direction.”



Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

4/5 Stars

**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of Lost Rider in exchange for an honest review.**

I have a huge thing for second chance romances. There’s just something about them that gets my heart fluttering a million times more. The fact that people are full of forgiveness and faith is always such a heartwarming thing to read about. Lost Rider gave me all those feelings and so much more!

Maverick Davis is on his way home, going back to the one place that makes his skin crawl. After too many head injuries, his bull riding career has come to an end and all he feels is lost. What’s he supposed to do now? Work on his families ranch that he has never wanted anything to do with? The only positive thing about heading home is the thought of seeing Leighton James, the girl he doesn’t deserve. Leigh isn’t the same girl he remembers though, and she isn’t about to forgive him for breaking her heart all those years ago.

“I craved her. Hell, I craved her before I even knew what those feelings meant.”

While reading Lost Rider, I just kept picturing Scott Eastwood in my head. I mean how hot was he in The Longest Ride? I don’t know about Bull Riders in real life, but they are hot as sin in romance novels!

Leighton James is my girl! I love a girl who doesn’t fall to her knees over a man who broke her heart. I like when they make them fight for it and that’s exactly what Leigh does. She’s as sweet as the pies that she bakes but she has this fiery attitude that makes you smile. Leighton is a true country girl and you will love her and the ramblings between her best friend and co-worker. It’s true small town drama and I couldn’t get enough.

Maverick really is a lost rider. He holds so much pain in his heart that it breaks you apart just reading about it. The only thing I wanted for Maverick was healing, I wanted him to be happy. He’s a tall dark and handsome cowboy that needs some loving and even though I was a little jealous, I was also so happy that Leigh was the one to give him that.

“I was so fuckin alone. On the top of my game, ridin’ the beasts that made me feel like a fuckin’ god, but even in a sold-out arena, I felt like I was in a room all by myself.”

Sexual tension, emotions rolling high, laugh out loud moments. Lost Rider truly has it all and I applaud Harper Sloan for writing a great story! Full of wonderful characters and a warm feeling of small town living, my heart was totally into this one.

A part that truly put a smile on my face though had nothing to do with the writing itself. Every chapter has a song dedicated to it and I loved it! I love country music, I think it brings all the feels so when I would see songs that I loved in every chapter, I couldn’t help but love that little touch the author put in there.

“I’ve had one night with you and I have a feeling’ that even forever will never be enough.”

If you are looking for a true feel good romance full of friendship, loss, love and raw emotions then don’t hesitate to give Lost Rider a chance! It’s the first book in a new series for Harper Sloan and it is full of promise for more to come!

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