The Last Place You Look.

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Sarah Cook, a beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton – black and from the wrong side of the tracks – was convicted of the murders and sits on death row, though he always maintained his innocence. With his execution only weeks away, his devoted sister, insisting she has spotted Sarah at a local gas station, hires PI Roxane Weary to look again at the case.

Reeling from the recent death of her cop father, Roxane finds herself drawn to the story of Sarah’s vanishing act, especially when she thinks she’s linked Sarah’s disappearance to one of her father’s unsolved murder cases involving another teen girl. Despite her self-destructive tendencies, Roxane starts to hope that maybe she can save Brad’s life and her own.

4/5 Stars!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of The Last Place You Look in exchange for an honest review.**



 I don’t read too many detective novels, but The Last Place You Look has defiantly made me a fan! Especially to this series, I loved this book.

Roxane Weary is a PI who is very good at finding things, especially people which is exactly what Danielle Stockton needs. Danielle’s brother Brad Stockton is on death row for a gruesome double murder of his girlfriend’s parents fifteen years prior. The real mystery is the girlfriend Sarah, she vanished the night of the murder’s and it’s believed that Brad also killed her.

Now with a date picked for Brad’s death only a couple months away, Danielle need’s Roxane to find Sarah or anything that will help her Brother. What they both don’t realize is how much more Roxane will find during her searching.

The pace in the beginning of this book was a bit slow and I think the biggest reason why I kept giving it a shot was because of Roxane. I loved her character, she was fascinating. Roxane was troubled and feeling a bit lost after the death of her father, they had one special thing in common, they were both damn good detectives.

Roxane was also bisexual and I found her relationships to be very interesting, she defiantly made for a great main character.

I’m glad I stuck with it though because once you start getting deeper into the story, the more the pace picks up and then you are hooked! Well at least I was, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. I felt so curious throughout this whole story, every characters background is interesting and you feel a little suspicious of everyone.

Soon, Roxane is finding connections with Brad’s case and old cases her father left unsolved. That’s when things really start getting good. I love how all of the characters and all of the cases were intertwined. It makes you go back and forth between who you think did it and what you think actually happened.

I’ll tell you what though, when things start clicking and the truth comes out I was floored! I didn’t expect it, any of the truth actually. The author put a damn good twist in this one!

I really liked this book and I’m excited for more from this series, it’s defiantly one I will be following along with! If you love a good crime fiction novel with an interesting detective then I would get to reading! The Last Place You Look has all that and more.

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Love Me In The Dark.

“Everything I am. This body. These hands. This heart.

They all belong to you.”

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Two strangers in Paris …

One passionate, earth-shattering kiss.
He was the artist upstairs

with the tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.
He was the devil inviting me to sin,

seducing me to dance in the bright moonlight.
He was desire and need.
When he touched me, my body sang.

My soul came alive.
But I belonged to another man,

and he didn’t want to let me go.

4.5/5 Stars!



 Can you feel that angst just from this freaking blurb!? Holy hell I sure can and the book is FULL of it and I couldn’t get enough.

I really don’t want to give too much away with this one because I just feel like you need to experience it for yourself. The love, the loss, the heartbreak and the healing. Ugh it’s just so beautiful and I really didn’t want it to end.

“They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree. Grief never ends, it just changes. You learn how to live with it, rebuild yourself from the shattered pieces around you until you’re whole again, but you will never be the same. The light is gone. The flavors. The laughter. You become a stranger who you used to know. But then one day you wake up, and you find the dark has been penetrated by a spark in the shape of a slip of woman with brown eyes that could drive a man to perdition.”

Love Me In The Dark follows a woman named Valentina which by the way is such a beautiful name! Her marriage is on the rocks, especially when her husband William backs out of their vacation to Paris. Valentina decides to stay and make use of the apartment they were going to rent. She wants to find joy in the things she used to love and be happy again, she just never thought it would come from the beautiful tortured artist upstairs.

If you have read a Mia Asher book before then you know what I’m talking about when I say her books are just so raw and beautiful. Every time I read one I am captivated and I might have been the most captivated by Love Me In The Dark. This story got to me, it ripped me open and made me feel everything.

I absolutely adored Valentina. She was beautiful, warm hearted, quirky and just dying to break free. I felt for her so much and because of that I felt a deep connection to her life. I wanted nothing but happiness for her even if that happiness didn’t come in the form of her husband but of the undeniably sexy Sébastien .

I know we all hate cheating and some have strong feelings about it even in books, but I’ll tell you what I was totally on board when it came to this relationship and I am 99.9% positive you will be too once you have read it!

“You know what I keep wishing for?”

I shake my head.

“For another life, in another universe, with you by my side.”

Sébastien was everything. Captivating, sinfully sexy, a little wicked but probably the sweetest ever. I mean just look at that gorgeous cover of this man! As much as he brings out the light in the darkness though, he also has a lot of darkness clouding his own life. That’s why this friendship and love was so powerful. Valentina and Sébastien really were brining each other out of the dark.

This book is everything romantic and angst filled, from the Paris setting to the characters and the raw feelings. It flowed perfectly together and it totally captured my heart.

It’s been weeks since I read it and just writing this review has all the goosebumps coming up to the surface again! I think I highlighted about every other line while reading. The words are beautiful and I am a sucker for some romance quotes.

“And I kiss him back with everything I have, everything I am, consuming his words, his breath, his touch, as they become my benediction.

Heart, go easy on me, I tell myself.

But my heart replies, this. This is life. This is love. Feel it all. Feel him and believe. Believe. Believe.”

Mia Asher has brought a heartbreakingly beautiful story to life once more. If you are a fan of her books then this one will probably end up in your favorites like it is for me. If you just love everything romantic and beautiful then you will seriously LOVE this story. It’s a must read with some powerful feelings.

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The Other Girl.

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Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community.

When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she’d buried, along with her past and the girl she’d been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed…except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn’t exist.

Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop—the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda.

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

4/5 Stars!



Ok, my first question is why have I not read an Erica Spindler novel before!? Seriously, The Other Girl was SO good and I need more of this writing!

Miranda Rader is a detective for the Harmony, Louisiana police department. Murder scenes are usually no big deal when you’ve seen it all before, except for the murder of the towns most successful and loved college professor. Gruesome and no doubt a revenge crime, Miranda and her partner have quite a case on their hands. Shortly after, clippings from a nightmare of Miranda’s past show up, and then fingerprints and another murder. They all only have one thing in common, Miranda.

I couldn’t put this book down, I was reading through these pages like rapid fire! The Other Girl flows so well and it’s just begging to be read.

Miranda was such a fascinating character to me, she grew up in a trailer park in Jasper, Louisiana. She had two older brother’s and an attitude to go right a long with it.

Smoking, drinking, lying…

This book is really about following Miranda’s journey, past and present and I loved learning about her wild teenage years and what happened fifteen years ago that got her to where she is now. The author wrote a very strong female character and I really appreciated it.

There’s so much suspense and longing for answers while reading this. For me, a mystery is all about just wanting to figure out what happens next and what that big twist will do to you. Even though I predicted the ending a little bit, it still didn’t lose it’s suspense feeling which is what I was looking for.

Plus, there’s some romance sprinkled in-between these pages and it was hot! I was so surprised by it but it totally got two thumbs up by me for throwing that curveball in there.

I thought The Other Girl had a pretty solid pace, the only thing I thought was a bit of a bummer was the ending. I just wanted so much more out of it, I wanted to know what the aftermath for everyone involved was, but more on how they felt about it if that makes sense. It was a bit rushed and I just didn’t feel closure I guess is what I’m trying to get at.

Overall though, I really enjoyed this book and it’s a great story. Now the only thing I need to do is read more from this author, she defiantly writes my kind of mysteries! The Other Girl should be on your radar for August!

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The Story Of Us.

“How much can a man take before he breaks? When do the dreams stop giving him comfort and he has to accept that he’ll never see her again, touch her again or hear her say “I love you” again? “

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1,843 days. That’s how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I’ll do anything to get back to her.

Only Shelby Eubanks isn’t the girl I left behind all those years ago. She’s someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother’s ambitions. But I won’t give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.

5/5 Stars!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for providing me a copy of The Story Of Us in exchange for an honest review.**



Oh my goodness, so heartbreakingly beautiful. I couldn’t put It down!

The Story Of Us follows Shelby and Eli. They come from completely different sides of the track but that doesn’t stop them from being young and in love. Shelby’s dream is to be a dancer, Eli is in the Marines. They thought they had their whole future figured out together, but as always, nothing seems to work out that way.

Now Eli’s team is suddenly deploying early and Shelby’s heart and dreams are now shattered. Shelby doesn’t know that the only thing that kept Eli alive for five years in hell was her and that he will stop at nothing to show her that, even if he has to break In the process.

“I wonder if she still thinks of me as much as I do her. I wonder if she knows she’s the only reason I’m still breathing, still fighting, and still holding on.”

Captivated, that’s how I felt while reading The Story Of Us. I didn’t think my heart could break over and over again, but these words…

They get to you!

This was my first Tara Sivec book and I had no idea she was going to gut me like this! What got to me the most was the strength of these characters. Shelby and Eli are so strong as individuals, even when they are weak. Even when their hearts and body’s were breaking, they still never gave up and did everything for the sake of love.

They were both also the most selfless characters I have ever met. Everything Shelby did, she did for Eli and his family. To protect him at all costs. Everything Eli did, he did to get back home to Shelby and to show her they can make it work. They were just beautiful together and I really enjoyed these characters.

“He makes me feel whole, he closes up wounds while at the same time ripping them wide open…and I never want it to stop.”

It’s just honestly an unforgettable story. The love, the loss, the angst. Even the writing and the perfect way it flows, it has everything and I never realized how much I was missing a romance story that would rip me right open.

It’s also full of twists and turns that got the plot really going towards the end, I even found myself surprised by some of it which is always a good thing.

As much as it is beautiful and sweet, it’s also a tough read and it deals with a lot of  hard situations but I think that only made me love it even more. And the ending!? ALL THE FEELS! The ending made me so happy!

“I love you … Only you. Always you.”

I have no clue why I haven’t read anything from this author yet, her writing is totally my style! Well after reading The Story Of Us, I will defiantly be finding more to dive into!

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Curveball.

“I want to know your secrets,” she whispers.

I place my hand over hers, keeping it firmly against my chest. “I want to know yours.”

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Shakespeare believed there was always humor in tragedy and tragedy in humor.
My life proved his theory as fact.

At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.
Finding out he had a wife was tragic.

Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.

My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.
Nine years later, I’ve learned to see the humor in most situations.
My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.

My son’s jokes.

The fire alarm going off each time I cook.
My constant bright spot always adding to the humor was my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.
But I wasn’t the only one who noticed him.

When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.
Love led me to this town.

Lies kept me there.
Would history repeat itself?

Or had life just thrown me another Curveball?

4/5 Stars!



One word: Coen! Holy crap did he freaking steal my heart you guys!

Ella is a single mother who strives for perfection. She wants to be the perfect mother to her nine-year-old son Hayden. She wants to excel in every way possible at her job in marketing.

“When you give your heart away, there’s no way to fully get it back. Pieces will be left behind, lies will drill holes, deceit will cause cracks, and the feeling of being unwanted will create a doubt your heart was ever whole.”

What she defiantly doesn’t want is to become a serial dater while trying to replace the one man who she just can’t let go of. That is until her son Hayden has a serious allergic reaction to peanuts and the one man who came to the rescue was not who she was expecting. More than that though, she defiantly didn’t expect to have feelings for him.

 Oh Curveball, I did not expect you! When I first started reading this book, I have to admit I just couldn’t get into it and I really have no clue why. But then I met Coen, the hunky as hell firefighter and I decided to stick with it and I’m so happy I did!

I liked Ella, I really did but sometimes she just made me want to rip my hair out. She tried TOO DAMN HARD at everything! All I wanted to say to her is “Girl, you need a night out with me to loosen up!” Seriously, she needed a chill pill. But she was an amazing mother and she had a huge heart so how could I not like her? In the end, I loved the decisions she made and that she finally did what she wanted to do for once.

“Will you keep looking at me like I’m yours if I tell you there’s nothing to worry about?”

“You just haven’t been paying attention. I’ve been looking at you like you’re mine since I first saw you.”

Coen though, he is my love! I could not have asked for a better male character than this man. Everything he did was swoon worthy from the way he helped Hayden with playing baseball, to his panty dropping eyes and smile. This man had it all and what I would have done to be Ella a few times ;). Plus he was Italian and had that huge loud, nosey family thing going for him. Seriously, this guy was it.

More than that though, the love story was beautiful! Coen helped Ella so much with finding out what she really wanted out of life. He brought her happiness and smiles and comfort. I was so happy when he would make her fight for things and make her ask for what she wanted, he really was exactly what she needed.

Curveball defiantly lived up to it’s name, it had some pretty big curveball’s thrown my way. Especially towards the end, I think my mouth dropped open more than a few times and I have to say I enjoyed the twists. It flowed easily and It had some quotes that really jumped out at me. I longed for more at the end though, I needed a longer ending or a more in depth one I should say.

“I love him because he saved me. Because he makes me acknowledge my feelings rather than feel ashamed of them, and he makes me feel calm and safe. Two things I haven’t felt since I was seventeen.”

This book is perfect for romance lover’s like myself though. It has a lot of feels, major angst and you will be totally captivated by Coen, so all you ladies who love those male characters as much as I do, you must meet this man!

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Donovan (Face-Off Series, #3).

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As the starting goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers, Carter Donovan has the toughest position on the team. He’s hot as puck, a caveman in bed, and a beast on the ice. But after another season of missing the playoffs, Carter is taking the off-season harder than normal.

Just when Carter needs a change of luck, his teammate sets him up with Sydney Carroway, a famous romance author who likes to play games of her own. And after a blind date gone wrong, the dark-haired beauty has him wrapped around her finger. Sydney tortures Carter with her dirty words and pictures, thrives off the steamy conversations that give him a never-ending case of blue balls. Carter knows it. But he can’t get enough.

It might be Carter’s job to protect the net when he’s on the ice, but when it comes to Sydney, he needs more than a killer glove save to defend his heart.

5/5 Stars!

**Thanks so much to the Author for providing me with a copy of Donovan in exchange for an honest review.**



Jillian Quinn created two characters that will forever be my favorite. Carter and Sydney will have you laughing, crying and blushing through every chapter. I love them :).

Carter Donovan is the starting goalie for the Philadelphia Flyers. He’s taking not making the play-off’s personally and just can’t seem to get out of a funk lately. That is until Sydney Carroway, a romance author of all things smut comes barreling into his life. Sydney loves playing games with her men, how else does she get inspiration for her kick-ass novels? It’s all fun and games until reality and secrets take over, and sacrifices have to be made when it comes to their hearts.

“He is one sexy hunk of man. I could let him take me right here in this hallway and have the best night of my life, or I can wait him out, make him beg me for more.”

I don’t know what there is to love more than a great hockey romance. I loved every book in this series so far, but I think Sydney Carroway has to be my favorite character! This girl is like a breath of fresh air, she says whatever comes to her mind, including needing to know every different word there is for a mans penis. Sydney had me laughing so much throughout this book and I just couldn’t get enough. She is defiantly the book bestfriend that you always wanted!

Then there is Carter Donovan, what a hunk of a man! Tattoo’s all over his sculpted body, facial hair that you can’t help but want to feel everywhere. Carter is mysterious, rough and such a caveman but he will most defiantly steal your heart when he opens up. Plus, it’s just a cherry on top that he is from my home state Michigan, that makes me love him that much more.

“I have never had a problem getting laid. All I have to do is dial one of the girls on my list, and they come running over like domino’s pizza hot, ready and here within thirty minutes.”

The angst and flirtation in this book is addicting, Jillian certaintly brought the heat up a notch and I LOVED it. Just when you think Sydney will stop playing games and give in a little bit, she pulls herself away. You’ll be chugging your wine and gripping your kindle trying not to yell at her to just give them what they both want.

As much as I love all that sexual tension, I also have to have some depth to my romance books and boy did I get it! Emotions were tugging at my heart more than once when the secrets and the pasts started pouring out from these two characters. Donovan had everything I loved all wrapped up between that sexy cover!

“No more rules. No more games. You are mine.”

If you haven’t read the Face-Off series yet, then you really need to! I have felt a connection with every character in each book and Jillian brings them with her every time she writes a new one. It’s one of my favorite things about her writing since I get so attached to all of them. Make sure to check out Parker, Kane, and Donovan! Plus there’s even more to come :)!

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The Watcher.

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NOW YOU SEE HER . . .

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…

NOW SHE’S GONE.

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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