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The Mafia and His Angel: Part 2

Tainted Hearts Series #2
by Lylah James
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Ayla

The darkness never truly left me. It’s always there, waiting for the right moment to strike.

It’s been months since I ran away from the nightmare that was slowly killing me. I ran for my life, straight into the arms of a man who I thought would be worse than the nightmare I’d left behind.

Little did I know he’d become my savior.

But my happy ending was ripped away from me in a blink of an eye. I had everything…and I lost everything.

Alessio

I didn’t believe in angels. But then I saw her. I touched her. I kissed her. I made love to her.

In return, she saved my soul.

I was no longer unlovable, because my Angel found it in her heart to love me.

I had her…and then I lost her.

But I will not stop until I find her.

Even if it means starting a war and spilling the blood of everyone who gets in my way.

I will find my Angel.

The Mafia and His Angel: Part 1

Tainted Hearts Series #1
by Lylah James
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Alessio…

Cold. Ruthless. Killer.

I am respected and feared by all.

I wasn’t put on this earth to love or be loved. I was put here to wipe out every last member of the damn Abandonato mafia, to pay them back for my mother’s death.

When I find a strange girl hiding, beaten, under my bed, I don’t let her live out of compassion.
She’s a trinket, my plaything.

Ayla…

I thought Alessio was only one more man who wanted to use me, hurt me, and throw me away. I don’t know what it is to trust anymore. I can’t find my heart under the pain.

Alessio found it. He touched it, and brought it alive again.

But if he discovers just how dangerous I am to him…I’ll lose my life.

About Lylah James

Lylah James lives somewhere in Canada. She is usually pretty busy but she uses all her spare time to write. If she is not studying, sleeping, writing or working – she can be found with her nose buried in a good romance book, preferably with a hot alpha male.
Writing is her passion. The voices in her head won’t stop and she believes they deserve to be heard and read. Lylah James writes about drool worthy and total alpha males, with strong and sweet heroines. She makes her readers cry – sob their eyes out, swoon, curse, rage and fall in love. Mostly known as the Queen of cliffhanger and the #evilauthorwithablacksoul, she likes to break her readers’ hearts and then mend them again.

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Perfect Love by Amanda Cowen Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Perfect Love
Amanda Cowen
Publication date: February 27th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

The story that started with PERFECT SENSE continues…

Cash Brooks held a secret from Quinn that destroyed any chance they had at a happy ending.

Everything she believed their relationship to be was a lie.

Quinn left heartbroken for Harvard, unable to stop loving him even though she knew his past ruined any chance they had at a future.

Now, she’s in Boston completing her MBA and learning to move on without the only man she ever loved. Starting over isn’t easy… especially when an unlikely circumstance pulls her into Cash’s world once again. The truth will come out, hearts will be broken, and Cash will have to battle the mistakes from his past and fight for a second chance to be with the woman he loves.

Their love isn’t perfect, but will it be enough for Quinn to learn to trust him again? Or will the burden and mistakes from his past keep them apart forever?

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Author Bio:

Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories and delighting her imagination. She has been writing since the ripe age of twelve about ponies and princesses in brightly colored duo-tangs with metallic pens. Thankfully, she now has a Mac with a keyboard where she can write about love, sex and relationships. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.

Her next Contemporary Romance/New Adult Fiction novel TAINTED (The Wyatt Series #1) will be available in Summer 2014.

Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, www. amandacowen.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Goodreads, or visit her blog.

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Review:

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Perfect Love is a culmination of one great love story. I love how the author depicted Quinn as a strong and independent young woman who knows what she wants. I love how driven she is with her career and getting her Harvard MBA. And of course, despite all that, her love for Cash still lingered even after all the months that they spent apart.

The story picks up right after Book 1, Perfect Sense. The couple were both dealing with the fallout of their breakups. With Cash back at the Sta. Anna Tornadoes, he might seem to be at the top of his game. But he’s still grieving for having lost Quinn. While Quinn might enjoy her new life at Harvard, she was still torn up about Cash and finds it hard to move on. Until one not-so fortunate incident brought them back together.

It was great seeing them back again but the couple still had to deal with their own demons, especially Cash. It was interesting to see how the author depicted the unraveling of Cash’s alcohol addiction. He was spiralling out of control when they broke up and when got back together with Quinn, he was still struggling. It was amazing to see how much Quinn loves Cash so much that she stood by his side as he battled his addictions. And in the end, it brought them closer than before.

While the romantic relationship of both Cash and Quinn is the focus of the story, I also love Quinn’s interaction with her family, especially with her sister Lyndsey. The epilogue of the story was great. It was a great happily ever after for Quinn and Cash with a baby on the way and for Lyndsey getting married to Louis.

Rating: 4.5/5

 

 

Because of Lila by Abbi Glines

I gotta say that this book has got me so hooked that I finished it in one seating! I love the way it kept me on my toes while I ardently wished for our young heroine, Lila Kate, to FINALLY end up with the man she truly deserves from the very beginning.

When I first read the excerpt, I was a bit disappointed that Lila gave up on her first love – Cruz, the young Kerrington Country Club heir. Oops, that was some serious plot twist right there!

I guess it really takes a lot of maturity to be able to finally step up, admit your feelings and be a freaking man! I love how Abbi Glines showed how the characters were able to grow out of their stereotypes – the classic bad boy trust fund baby, the prim and proper Southern lady, and the guy suffering from unrequited love.

The intertwining POVs of the three main characters were so on point that it got me so invested with each of their own stories. Lila Kate’s plight for finding a sense of purpose while throwing away her goody-two-shoes persona was really a delight to read. Her own insecurities and vulnerabilities made her so relatable to all those twenty-something girls who really just want to figure out the “adulting” thing on their own.

Cruz was a character that will really grow on you. I wanted to scream at him from the pages of the book because of the callous way he treated Lila in the past. But I grew to love him later on. It turns out that he just needed a shove in the right direction to finally realize that he can be the perfect guy for her. He actually owned up to his mistakes in the end. And with Lila Kate by his side, he had actually succeeded in balancing the pressures of being the heir of the country club and being his own person.

The growth of Eli Hardy’s character is probably the most interesting subplot of this book. Through Lila Kate, he finally realized that the feelings he had for Bliss York was just an idealized love. Bliss was his dream girl and it took a girl like Lila Kate for him to see that the version of love he felt for Bliss was an emotion born out of childhood familiarity. Eli was the perfect boy-next-door. His perceptiveness gave his character the depth that will tug your heartstrings. He had been the perfect friend for both Bliss and Lila when they needed a friend to vent out their complicated love lives. It takes a genuinely kind and thoughtful guy to be able to comfort these women and then still choose to remain in the “just friends” category. That’s what made me love him even more. I can’t wait for Abbi to tell Eli’s story. He deserves his own HEA!

RATING: 4.5/5

Like a Memory by Abbi Glines

Like a Memory is quintessentially Abbi Glines at her best. Here, we started to get a glimpse of the characters that we loved best from the Rosemary Beach and Sea Breeze Series. The book together with the characters within it have given just a right amount of nostalgia to capture readers like me who has been waiting for this story since the epilogue of Until the End.

It was interesting to see how the characters have grown up and lived their happily ever afters. Their life wasn’t romanticized and each family had their own tribulations. What’s even more interesting to note is the upbringing that each of the families had. To see how our beloved characters had grown up and raised their children gave us a glimpse of how stable millenial families are starting to grow up and create a family on their own.

What captured my attention, however, is the special kind of love story that Nate and Bliss had. As cliche as it may sound, first love really never dies. Even after all this time, reconnecting with your first love and rekindling your romance is nothing short of magical in this book.

I love how Bliss and Eli’s friendship is a parallel to the very own friendship of their parents (Cage and Harlow). I think their special kind of devotion to each other transcends beyond friendship. They’re like soulmates in a purely platonic matter. Bliss was a lucky girl to find a pseudo knight-in-shining-armor like Eli when she was battling cancer during her teenage years.

I can’t wait for the next installment of Sea Breeze x Rosemary Beach series! We still have a lot of characters we need to catch up on as they unravel their own HEA.

RATING: 4/5