True Abandon by Jeannine Colette ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@JeannineColett)

I was meant to share this review on Monday, but again I'm running a little bit late! It was such a fantastic read, seeing Trish and Jackson getting their second chance together. I could see they were soul mates, and I just hoped they could forgive and rekindle what they had!
True Abandon
Title: True Abandon
Author: Jeannine Colette
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 13th 2017

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Can the sins of the past be forgiven with the actions of today?

Trish Hogan's life was destroyed when she gave her trust to her high school boyfriend, Jackson, and he abused it, changing the course of her life forever.

A decade later she’s living in Manhattan -- she has a roommate, a steady boyfriend and a career. When a hurricane puts the city on lock down, Trish gets a message she never thought she’d receive: Jackson is dying and alone. In a city of millions, she is the only person who can sit by his side.

Jackson Davis was once the golden child of a senator who went against his father’s plans and became a musician. Tatted up and broken, he wakes up in a hospital only to see Trish -- the one person he needs to atone his sins to -- standing before him. He will recover from his injuries, but not from the pain he caused in the past.

Trapped by the storm, they embark on a night of reckoning that has one running away to Hawaii and the other following in her steps. As the victim becomes the villain, the two are forced to face the past, live in the present and find a way to navigate into the future.

It has been a long time since I've picked up one of Jeannine Colette's enthralling reads, and I was so excited to dive into True Abandon. Trish was the sweet and eager red head that I met in Pure Abandon, and I was excited to find out what happened to her. I wasn't expecting the sadness and the heartache that would unfold, as she faced her childhood sweetheart once again.

I loved getting to know Trish and seeing how she was coping after the incident that turned her life upside down. I learned that she was a vibrant person as a teen, through the glimpses of her past. As an adult she was struggling socially, although she didn't realise how bad she was. Jackson coming back into her life, even briefly, made her see that she needed change, as he once again, made a huge impact on her.

From the small interaction that Trish and Jackson had at the hospital, I knew he would try to win her back. There was a lot of unresolved issues between them, and I could still feel the intense chemistry they still shared. When they crossed paths again in Hawaii, Jackson had already changed so much and was honest with Trish as much as he could, and I loved that about him.

Jeannine Colette is an author that can take a difficult subject matter and weave it into a beautiful story. Jackson, in particular, made a mistake that crushed his first Love's heart, which drove her away. I was able to see their struggles, and how they coped being together once again. Their love began to rekindle and the intense feelings that they tried to hide from each other and the world. This was a fantastic second (third or forth) chance at love, that made my heart ache and then soar when they were together once again!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

I have a sweet non kiss moment, and something that makes any girls heart flutter!

“What am I supposed to say?” His words are muffled by the palm of my hand.
“Maybe start with, Hi, Trish.” I release his mouth and turn my shoulder to face the stage.
He walks up behind me, his chest flush against my back. He smells like mango and warm honey. “Hi, Trish. You look pretty tonight.”
I close my eyes and give my head a little shake. “I didn’t say you had to say that.”
His lips are close to my ear as he whispers, “No. But I should. Because you do.”
With eyes wide open, I take a deep breath. “Thanks.”

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“I’m going to spend the rest of my life with you,” he declares. “I’m going to marry you.”

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Jeannine ColetteJeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

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Other reviews featuring Jeannine Colette
Abandon Collection 
Pure Abandon #1
Reckless Abandon #2
Wild Abandon #3 
Sinful Abandon #4

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Seducing the Defendant by Chantal Fernando ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@ChantalFernando, @GalleryBooks)

I'm continuing to enjoy the Conflict of Interest series and the hot lawyers that work at the firm. Jaxon was as hot as I hoped he'd be and ruthless when needed. I cannot wait for more from this world!
Seducing the Defendant (Conflict of Interest, #2)
Title: Seducing the Defendant
Author: Chantal Fernando
Series: Conflict of Interest #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 14th 2017

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New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns to her latest, steamy Conflict of Interest series with this electrifying tale of murder, justice, and intense attraction.

Jaxon Bentley is a hardnosed criminal lawyer whose entire life revolves around his work. He’s been asked to represent Scarlett Reyes, a woman accused of murdering her police officer husband in cold blood. All the evidence points to Scarlett being guilty and Jaxon is sure it’s an open and shut case.

But when he meets his client, he can’t help but feel that she’s innocent and that there’s more to the story than meets the eye. With a bit of digging, he uncovers a connection to the notorious Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and realizes that Scarlett’s case is a complicated and difficult one. It certainly doesn’t help that the two share an immediate and passionate attraction. Will Jaxon be able to prove Scarlett’s innocence or are the two doomed to fail both in court and as a couple?

After reading the first book in the Conflict of Interest series, I knew that I wanted more! In Breaching the Contract, the romance was sweet and there were a few twists thrown in to keep the reader interested. Seducing the Defendant was different from the first book, as it was tied to a series also written by the author, and the romance was more intense as the couple worked together.

Jaxon was such a great guy! He took on Scarlett's case and did everything he could to help her get her life back. He had a few demons that he was still trying to deal with. I could also see his growing attraction for Scarlett, and I knew they'd be sizzling together.

Scarlett was determined to prove her innocence, and it was good for her to give that control to Jaxon. I felt sorry for her and the predicament that she found herself in, but it was good to see her grow into a stronger and independent woman.

Jaxon and Scarlett's attraction built while working on Scarlett's case, and boy were they hot together! They slowly let one another in and were able to face their demons together. Again, I felt that the story was rushed in a few places and would've liked some threads expanded on, or not wrapped up as quickly as what they were. It's not going to stop me from reading the next book in the series though! I'm loving the men at this firm!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

Hmmm... I loved this moment, a girl trying to win over her man!

When I get to Scarlett’s, dinner is on the table and she’s dressed in red lingerie. Holy fuck.
“Wow,” I mouth, walking over to her and giving her a kiss. “You look fucking sexy.”
“How hungry are you?” she asks me, pushing my jacket off my shoulders and letting it fall to the floor.
“Hungrier for you than for food,” I reply, lifting her into my arms and pushing her back against the closest wall.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound

New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Other reviews featuring Chantal Fernando
Conflict of Interest series
Breaching the Contract #1
Wind Dragons MC series 
Dragon's Lair #1
Arrow's Hell #2
Rake's Redemption #4
Wild Ride #4.5
Wolf's Mate #5
Last Ride #5.5
Maybe series
Maybe This Time #1

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Craving Midnight by A.M. Hargrove ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@Amhargrove1)

I know! I am late again! I'm a little behind in my reading, but things are busy down here in the HOP household! 
I finally finished Craving Midnight last night, and I rushed through writing this review, so here it is!
Craving Midnight
Title: Craving Midnight
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 2nd 2017

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She’s a starlet with secrets. He makes scandals go away. Together, they’ll make sparks fly…

Midnight Drake’s squeaky clean reputation has suddenly taken a nosedive. She’s horrified after she wakes up naked from a drugged stupor, but the worst is yet to come. She just found three sex videos on her phone of a night she can't remember. Midnight wonders if her promising new career will go up in smoke …

Harrison Kirkland cleans up Hollywood’s sordid messes for a living, and he’s never met a scandal he couldn’t contain. But when he’s assigned to fix the sultry Midnight’s problems, he never expected to get dragged in after her…

Behind Midnight’s diva exterior, Harrison discovers a mysterious woman with a web of secrets he can’t untangle. The deeper he’s pulled into her world, the stronger his desire for her grows, but can he handle the truth about her past? If he’s not careful, the next heart that’ll need fixing… will be his…

Craving Midnight is a red-carpet ready contemporary romance novel. If you like steamy chemistry, flawed characters with compelling secrets, then you’ll love A.M. Hargrove’s pulse-pounding story.

*This book contains sensitive subject matter that may not be suitable for all readers.

Craving Midnight made a big impact on me right from the opening chapters! Midnight went through something that was so dreadful, that it rocked me to the core. However, Midnight is a strong woman and had endured so much that she pulled through with the help of a team of people who help celebrities when their career is put into jeopardy.

Midnight was a tough cookie to get to know. She kept all of her secrets close and has never let anyone in before. She appeared to be an up and coming actress, but she did a lot of things she wasn't proud of to get where she was today. She found a connection with Harrison Kirkland, and he was able to get under her skin and he eventually was able to hear all of Midnight's nightmares.

I really loved Harrison! He was passionate about his work and seemed to fix the lives of all the people who surround him. He wasn't looking for love, but Midnight affected him like no one before. Harrison and Midnight were amazing together; she was able to show her softer side and Harrison was all dominate in bed. It was just hard for Midnight to expose her past and the demons that she carried with her.

A.M. Hargrove is an author I've come to love. She writes novels that touch me in some way and leaves my heart aching for more. Midnight's story wasn't easy, however she was strong enough to pull through and was a better person in the end. I did feel that this story was a little rushed, and some threads wrapped up too easily, where other parts of the story dragged out a little too much. It was still a fantastic read that will remain fresh in my mind for a while to come.

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Here are a couple of quotes that made an impact on me.

She’s put disorder into my orderly life and that definitely is disturbing.

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“Have you ever been in love or in a relationship?”
“Then you were in way deeper than I’ve ever been, no pun intended.” She smirks. Then she turns serious again. “My heart’s only been affected by one thing ever. And it wasn’t a man.”

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One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager A. M. Hargrove realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and the novella Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Death Waltz (The Praestani Novels); The Edge Series (Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, and Kissing Fire); The Tragic Series (Tragically Flawed and Tragic Desires); Exquisite Betrayal; Dirty Nights: The Novel; and The Hart Brothers Novels (Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel).

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Other reviews featuring A.M. Hargrove
For the Love of English
The Guardians of Vesturon series
Determinant #1

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The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@AuthorMegQuinn, @wordsmithpublic)

I'm running late AGAIN with my review, but I just finished The Other Brother! This was such a sweet and beautiful read as Aaron and Amelia found one another again!
The Other Brother
Title: The Other Brother
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 2nd 2017

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I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It's been three years since I'd seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?

I was a little way into this book before I realised Aaron was Smalls who I met in My Best Friend's Ex! The world seemed familiar and as soon as Tucker and Emma made an appearance it all clicked for me! Smalls (Aaron) has been a character that I've been eager to meet, because I knew there would be more to his broody behaviour. Amelia is that reason and the story behind them broke my heart!

Aaron had a rough childhood, and couldn't understand why he was the one chosen to have nothing. He was such a sweet and caring guy and everything that he did made me love him more. He was good to his mother, even though she wasn't the most stable parent. He treated Amelia like a queen, and wanted the best for her. However he was willing to sacrifice his heart to push her to succeed. Now that Amelia was back he was willing to be patient and determined to keep her.

Amelia had returned to Binghamton to spend more time with her ailing father. What she didn't expect was to move in next door to her ex. It was difficult in the beginning, but I could see her feelings were resurfacing, and it felt good to be around Aaron. Her relationship with Trey was becoming increasingly difficult, and I could feel that she was struggling with both guys and her future.

I liked how this story gave us glimpses into Aaron and Amelia's past; how he won her over and how intense their relationship was. I knew how badly Aaron struggled, but he was the type of guy who kept his past hidden and got lost in his girl. Amelia was a carefree kind of girl, but their split crushed her spirit and she found it hard to let people in. I loved the mature people they had grown into and how they were able to work through all their issues to strengthen their connection once more.

I really enjoyed The Other Brother and the way Meghan Quinn brought Aaron's story to life! Amelia was the perfect match for him and it was beautiful to see them reconnect. It was a fabulous story of second chances; the lengths that one may go to so they can see the person they love more than life succeed. But more importantly that these two soul mates may have had time apart, but were destined to find forever together!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

I could just FEEL how much Aaron loved Amelia in the first one. The second, you can see the restraint and patience that he's had, waiting for her, is starting to falter!

With my hand still on her chin, I look her square in the eyes. “Despite everything that happened between us, I did and always will do anything for you, and I mean fucking anything. You matter to me, more than you’ll ever understand.”

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“Amelia,” he warns again. “Say goodnight.” “No.” “Yes, this isn’t the time—” “Shut up, Aaron.” I pull him closer to me and place my lips on his. At first he goes stiff in my arms—perhaps out of disbelief that I’m actually kissing him—but once my tongue moves across his lips, he parts his mouth and melts into our connection, his body softening, his restraint no longer in check.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Other reviews featuring Meghan Quinn 
My Best Friend's Ex
Dear Life
Stroked series
Stroked #1
Stroked Long #2
Stroked Hard #3
Bourbon series

Newly Exposed
The Mother Road

Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince

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After We Fall by Melanie Harlow ~ Audio book Review & Quote-tastic (@MelanieHarlow2)

This was such a sweet book to listen to! I loved getting to know Margot and Jack. It was a tough ride for Jack, but worth it in the end!
After We Fall
Title: After We Fall
Author: Melanie Harlow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 25th 2017 (first published November 26th 2016)

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Jack Valentini isn’t my type.

Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.

Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.

But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.

His huge, hard muscles.

Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.

And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness.

But he’s wrong.

I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last.

After getting into the first few chapters, I knew that I would enjoy After We Fall. What Margot did was amusing and I knew she was my type of girl. Even though Margot was from money, she was a down to earth girl, who had an opened mind. She was sweet, she genuinely cared about others and listened when she needed to. She stepped up to any challenge thrown at her, especially when Jack challenged her.

Jack's story made my heart ache, and it was sad to see him still harbouring all that loss. He was a broody and kind of rude farmer that didn't like change. Once Margot appeared, a little spark ignited in him and I enjoyed seeing him change. He struggled with what he wanted and letting go of his past.

Margot and Jack were sweet together, the attraction between them was intense, no matter how hard Jack tried to ignore it. It was amusing to see them on the farm and even though Margot had no idea what she was doing, was willing to have a go at anything. My heart ached for Jack, but I loved his tenderness. Margot was so patient as she waited for him to see her, and realise that what they had was good for both of them. Once they gave into their desires, they were so hot together.

I enjoyed the narration by Rob Howard and Renee Givens, they gave the perfect voices to both of the characters. It's been a while since I read one of Melanie Harlow's books, and I've forgotten how much emotion she puts into her stories. My chest hurt and I shed a tear, but I also felt the love and passion between them. I know I'll be reading more from this author!

I have a few quotes today, a sweet moment, a swoony kiss, and an amusing game!

“Don’t go home tomorrow, Margot,” he said, tightening his arm around me. “Please. Don’t go.”

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As soon as we got around the side of the barn, out of sight from the house, I grabbed Margot’s hand, spun her around, and kissed her. Our arms wrapped around each other, our bodies straining to get closer, as if it had been a lot longer than just a few hours since we’d seen each other. She smelled like last night—vanilla and sex.

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“Oh no? Let’s play a game.” He gave me a sidelong glance. “I’ll name something, and if you’ve never done it, you have to take off a piece of clothing.”
“What?” I said indignantly. “OK fine, but if I have done it, you have to.”
“Fine with me,” he said.
“OK, then. Go.”
“Changed a flat tire.”
“Oh, come on!” I scoffed. “Start with an easier one. Who does that for herself?”

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Melanie HarlowMelanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are inspired by a sense of place, an appreciation for the past, and unexpected pleasures in life—especially the romantic kind. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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Man Candy
Frenched series
Frenched #1
Happy Crazy Love series
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Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Audio book Review & Swoon Thursday (@RachVD)

I picked up this one on sale and I just had to listen to it. It was an amusing romance as Lucas and Avery rekindle their feelings that were buried a long time ago.
Cheater (Curious Liaisons, #1)
Title: Cheater
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Narrators: Lucy Rivers & Alexander Cendese
Series: Curious Liaisons #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 28th 2017

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Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

Awwww... Lucas Thorn, he was a character that was so misunderstood! He was portrayed like he was a cheater, and may have been caught in a compromising position, but I could see where his heart truly lay! And that one moment changed everything for him!

Avery made me smile! It was just destiny that put her in a situation with Lucas Thorn again. Yes, he may've been engaged to his sister; yes he was found in her other sister's bed; but they had history and I knew it would grow into something more!

It was amusing to see these two as they tried to deny one another! They did their best to keep the distance between them, but anyone could see that there was always going to be something more. The chemistry was at boiling point from the start, so they were explosive once they got together, as they had years of lust to work through! I also loved the little flashbacks that we were able to experience throughout this read. I was able to feel the depth of the connection between Lucas and Grace.

The narrators, Lucy Rivers & Alexander Cendese were pleasant to listen to. They portrayed each character well and I never became lost while listening to their voices. But they were also lucky to have a fabulous read to play out for us.

I've read Rachel Van Dyken a few times now, and each time I am enjoying her reads more. The characters are easy to relate to, and do silly things that we all may do at some time or another. I'm looking forward to more stories from this world, for sure! 

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

This tease is getting hot! I had to share it! 

“Stop!” I jerked away and then leaned in and kissed him again. He kissed me harder and harder, and I pulled back again. “No—I mean, we should stop.” 
“Yup.” His hand cupped my breast. 
I let out a little moan. “In like ten seconds, eleven maybe.” 
“Eleven seconds and we stop.” His eyes blazed as his mouth descended again. His hand rubbed against my right breast and then lowered to my ass again as he pinched it and then slapped.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Rachel Van DykenRachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA
Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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