Thursday, March 21, 2019

Review: Twice Claimed (Crowned And Claimed #2) by Betty Shreffler

Twice Claimed


As a newly crowned Queen, I've been chased from my home, forced to turn to an unfamiliar man for protection. In my world, we thrive on what you have to offer, and in order to save my home, I must give myself to a King in exchange for victory.

I promised I would make the necessary sacrifices to end the tyranny forced on my territory, but to give my heart, and lose the man who owns it, is the one thing capable of breaking me. When the choice is stolen from me, my only option is to follow through with a marriage alliance or lose the ones I love.

With tragedy striking from every attempt to win the war, I turn to the one who swore to protect me. With his love, I find a new source of freedom, and tip the scales in my favor. So I believed...


This book is amazing! It starts right from where the last one ended and the thrilling story continues, just as entertaining as book one was. I really enjoyed reading more about Fiora and Matheas. Some new characters are introduced and they are no less interesting. All in all, it is an adventurous and thrilling read, full of romantic heat.

Fiora and Matheas have managed to run away before they could be captured by King Belore. They are going to the Free Territories and plan to strike back from there. All Fi wants is to save her home and her people and no matter what she will make sure of that. The Kind Ryker of Free Territories is a reasonable man and he agrees to help them in exchange for a price, of course.

Ryker has never met a woman like Fiona before. He respects her like a Queen and admires her as a woman. Too bad her heart belongs to another man. Perhaps there is still hope for him because she definitely responds to his touches.

Fiora is distraught at the loss of her mother and wants to know more about her family's safety. From the very beginning, this book is an emotional rollercoaster. Too much happens too fats and it will keep the readers on their toes, wanting more and never getting enough. I quite enjoyed it and would recommend it to all readers.

Although, it is a very sad story somehow the author has also made is fun and passionate tale of love and loss. I can't wait to read what happens in the next book. This series has been going quite well and I have high hopes for book three. ;)
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Now Live: COLLIDE (a Collision novella) by L.B. Dunbar

A ridiculously sexy quickie about a rock star and the woman he desires most.
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Ivy Carrigan doesn't know what she wants.
Daughter of a famous female rock star, it's difficult to decide who to trust, who to believe in, so when Ivy finds herself in a predicament, it's hard to determine Gage Everly's motive. He couldn't possibly love her, including her secret.

Gage Everly knows exactly what he wants.
From the moment he met Ivy, his world spun out of control. He's never wanted anyone as much as he wants her, secret and all. Now, if he could only convince her to take a chance on him.

"When two stars collide, Ivy, they either collapse or merge to form something better. You and me. We collide, and we'll be so much more. Together."

If you read After Care, and wanted to know more about Gage and Ivy, here it is.

This novella can also be read as a stand alone, which might make you curious about that sexy silver fox, Uncle Tommy. His story is here:

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: Story of Us by Jody Holford

Story of Us (Love Unexpected, #3)


Declan James has been Brockton Point’s most ineligible bachelor––happy with his short-term relationships and focusing on his business. But now that his closest friends have found their happily-ever-afters, he can’t help but wonder what that might be like. And then Sophia Strombi shows up on his doorstep.

Sophia’s life is––well there’s no other word for it––a mess. She’s grateful to have some work at her brother’s best friend’s bar, and a place to stay. Since she’s working hard to get her life back on track, she’s desperately trying to ignore the fact her boss makes her heart pound in a good way. Wait––no. That’s not good at all.

Besides, she has a huge secret she’s keeping from everyone––one that’s a life-changer.


It is a sweet and sad kind of story and I enjoyed reading it a lot. Dec and Sophe are both great characters. Sophia is an independent and stubborn woman who doesn't like it when others tell her what to do. She had left home right after school and has been living on her own since then. It is something not acceptable in her family and that has caused her family to be disappointed in her. Now, she is back in her home town. Ready to pick up the pieces of her life but also scared of how her family will take her return.

Declan has known Sophia's family all his life. He knows that they are conservative and can be overbearing at times. He is best friends with her brother so when she shows up at his bar he is a little taken aback. On one hand he doesn't want to lose Marcus as a friend and on the other hand, he sees that Sophia needs him more. She brings out his protective side and soon things get more complicated and more dramatic.

It's well-written, has an interesting storyline, it's quite romantic too, all in all, a great read if you are looking for a good contemporary romance fiction to read.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.