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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Marcus (#6 The Guzzi Legacy) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour

MARCUS


by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy, #6
Publication Date: December 2, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone



















SYNOPSIS


When falling is easy, people often forget about the crash.


The time has finally come for Marcus Guzzi to step into his birthright. He's the firstborn, the next boss to take over his family's mafia and he's never been more ready. With an MC encroaching on Guzzi territory, family expectations following him, and more responsibility on his shoulders than ever, what's one more thing added to his ever-growing list of duties when his father asks for a favor? He just didn't expect that favor to bring with it a woman he can't ignore.


Cella Marcello is a lot of things. Single mother. Daughter of a former New York Underboss. A highly sought-after interior designer. Widow. The one thing she's learned about life after all that's happened in hers? It keeps moving on, and so does she. When a contract for a penthouse design takes her to Toronto, she isn't ready for the gorgeously dangerous man waiting there to make sure she has everything she needs. Even if the thing she needs is him.


Marcus is everything she never wanted before now. He wasn't even looking for someone like her. When the traumas of the past take center stage, these two will need to decide if the chance at forever is worth the risk.


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The final Guzzi Legacy novel


Note: Marcus is a standalone romance within The Guzzi Legacy series.

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Review 
5 Stars
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The Guzzi Legacy series is a heck of a journey. It gives a good insight into the importance of family, regardless of their background.

Marcus is the odd one out because unlike his brothers he isn't a twin. He is the responsible one who adheres to the rules, except for when he comes out to play. And boy, does he?

Cella is non other than Julian Marcello's daughter. She plays it safe by committing herself to someone outside of the outfit. That doesn't stop violence from knocking on her door, and ripping her heart out. Although she feels like giving up, she has a good reason to keep going.

Marcus first meets Cella when she is at her worse, but then four years later, they are put into each other's path. She isn't so destitute this time, but deep down she dreads history repeating itself. Coming from a crime family and knowing that it's a dangerous life, she isn't sure of how to move forward with Marcus. Past traumas have taught her of the risks involved, but with Marcus she is tempted to explore the possibities, until a dreadful attack has her second guessing herself.

Marcus and Cella are red hot together. Marcus makes allowances for her past and the fears that go with it. Tiffany is a sweetheart and her interactions with Marcus are so very endearing. Despite her apprehensions about the lifestyle, Cella loves unconditionally.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this series even if I am sad that it's come to an end. This last story in the series is enthralling. It gets a grip and doesn't let go. Extraordinary finish.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.



ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS



Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something  when she can find the time.


To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bf9lzD



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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Night's Kiss by Mary Hughes - Blog Tour

NIGHTS KISS

by Mary Hughes
Publication Date: November 18, 2019
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Amara, Paranormal, Romance, Vampires



















SYNOPSIS


As a human who hunts vampires, I risk death each night I take to the streets. Bloodsuckers are stupidly fast. I have only my wits, my practice, and my weapons.


Oh yeah, and my rage.


Vampires killed my parents before my eyes when I was young. My revenge? I'll destroy every last one of the evil bastards, starting with their king.


But only one man can help me locate the king. Achingly tall, dark, and too-sexy-for-his-own-good, Ryker is gorgeous enough to be the vamp king himself. But the devilish arch to his black eyebrow, his white, unfangy grin, and rocking the daytime are good clues that he's human.


We'll have to work together as uneasy allies if I hope to get my final revenge on the king, only now it seems evil monsters are also after our prey, and they'll stop at nothing to see us all dead. And why are they having so much trouble finding the king?


Each book in the Ancients series is STANDALONE

* Nights Caress
* Nights Kiss

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Review
3 Stars
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The take on this vampire lore is quite different, and somewhat a little farfetched.

Kat isn't one of the most endearing characters. She is narrow minded, and her discrimination towards the vampires is very tunnelled. Understandably so, since she witnessed the vile acts against her family when she was a child. Up to a point, her loss explains her attitude, but to tarnish the whole race is a little hard to swallow. She acts as this brave, face it all heroine, but this backfires as she comes across as being smug. The other thing that I didn't like about her is naming her arsenal of weapons. OK, it's a bit of fun in the begenning, but the novelty wears off when it's constantly repeated. Her involvement in the battles is totally over the top, almost laughable. I found myself struggling with trying hard to like and connect with her.

Now Ryker is a totally different story. He is everything I expect from an ancient vampire. He might have been reluctant in forming attachments with anyone, but his reasons for doing so are more plausible. I rather like him, and wish I could say the same for Kat.

Overall, it's an entertaining read, but I feel that I am missing something. The blurb says that it's a standalone, and maybe if I had read the previous book, my views would be different.

I was kindly issued with an eARC from Netgalley and the views expressed are my personal opinion.


ABOUT MARY HUGHES



I write wickedly fun romantic adventures and steamy paranormal romances, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, alpha men, and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most. In real life I'm an author, a spouse and mother, a flutist, a computer geek, and a binge-TV-watcher of The Flash, Elementary, NCIS, and Wynonna Earp.



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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Bene (#5The Guzzi Legacy) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour

BENE


by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy, #5
Publication Date: November 4, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone


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SYNOPSIS


A vendetta can change everything. 


Bene Guzzi is walking a fine line. In his family, the mafia, and even with his own twin. Being a Guzzi principe means he doesn't have time to be a screw up, so he needs to fix it and fast.


Vanna Falco is nothing that she seems. Her angel's face hides a past filled with pain and her secrets might be enough to finally take the Guzzi family down for good. That is, if no one finds out the truth.


But everything gets trickier when people who shouldn't be together, start to fall hard. And no one is more dangerous than a Guzzi in love.


The lies between them, though?
Well, they might ruin it all.
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Note: Bene is a standalone within The Guzzi Legacy and can be read as such.


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Review 
5 Stars
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Bene is lost within his head, trying to find a way of coming out of his tizzy, when he meets Vanna. Coincidence? Anyway, they hit it off straightaway, and Bene does something that goes against the Guzzi rules. What appears to be harmless to him might just put an end to the Guzzis. Each time they meet, they fall a little harder, until the truth is unearthed. Is it too late to make amends? If only it were that easy.

Bene is so understanding. Hats off to him for getting in Marcus's psyche to justify his behaviour. The love between him and Vanna has a real twist, but he puts things in perspective and his actions are honourable. Once Vanna realises her mistake, she does everything in her power to put things right. She has been betrayed too.

It's amazing how the Guzzi brothers stick together when there is a crisis such as the one they find themselves in. The love and loyalty in the family shine through, and Gian and Cara couldn't be more understanding. Family comes first really applies here. This story is really emotional. At some point, it looks like there is no coming back from the betrayal, but again BK gives the outcome that most readers would expect. I would have liked to have seen how things progressed, but my appreciation of the story was not diminished. I hope that there is more light in Marcus's story, which I am really looking forward to read. Amazing story.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.




ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS



Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something when she can find the time.


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Always with You (#6 The Connor Family) Layla Hagen - Blog Tour


ALWAYS WITH YOU, the next book in Layla Hagen's Connor Family series, is available now! Get your hands on Hailey and Reid's story now!





About ALWAYS WITH YOU


Ruling his LA hotel empire through determination and hard work, Reid Davenport is a mystery to many. Despite the media’s interest in him, Reid steers clear of the limelight--until his life is broadcast in the tabloids, endangering not only his privacy, but that of his parents and his little sister.

He’d do anything to protect them…except listen to the fiery and intelligent PR pro, who's as beautiful as she is tempting.  Every time she walks into his office, he fantasizes about bending her over his desk and kissing her. Every time she smiles at him, he wants to pull her closer and not let go.

Hailey Connor doesn’t take on uncooperative clients. But the second she meets Reid, she’s compelled to stay and help, even if she must fight his  own broody ass to do it. He’s bossy, demanding and so sinfully alluring that she knows she's in over her head. Reid may be infuriating, but when he talks about his family, she can’t help but melt a little.

With every kiss, they grow closer. With every touch, they fall deeper. They’re opposites…yet perfect matches. But when their different worlds collide, will it tear them apart or bring them together?


Review 
5 Stars
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"Always With You" brings the journey of the brilliant Connor family to its end. It's everything I expected from this author. Everything feels so real throughout the book.

Hayley has played an important role in the series, but her own story is so much more. It gives a good insight of the sort of person she is. Her life experiences are very well fleshed out.

Reid is quite the hero. He navigates through what some would see as a hindrance superbly well. 

When Hayley takes Reid on as a client, he comes across as being difficult, and she doesn't take on uncooperative clients. Once they have established how to handle his controversial issues, they work together well. The chemistry between them is real, but the complications that come with Reid's problems lead to more problems. Due to his difficulties, he has become a creature of habits. He also goes after what he wants. Can he make changes to get what he really wants? 

Hayley has been one of my favourite Connor since the beginning, and reading this shows what she has been through and how strong she is. Reid is very compassionate and willing to compromise when there is a need. 

It didn't take me too long to devour this exquisite story. Reid and Hayley make the perfect couple. This book also revisits other members of the family. The family support is exceptional. Having read the Bennetts story and now, the Connors, I hope that there is more goodness to come from this author. Fully recommended. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

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“You can’t just go around commanding everyone to do what you want.”

I loved her fierceness. Her fire. It drew me to her like nothing else.

“Generally, I can. But that wasn’t my intention here.”

Honestly, I had no fucking idea what my intention had been. I’d called Cameron on a whim, which went against everything I knew about myself.

“So what was it, then?” Her eyes flashed. I wanted to kiss her. Lift her up in my arms, hold her against that bar and bury myself inside her.

“You’re beautiful when you’re all worked up like this.”

Her cheeks flushed. “I’m serious. I want an explanation.”

“I don’t have one, Hailey.” I stepped right in front of her, breathing her in, losing myself in her citrusy scent, the shape of her lips. “I’m not an impulsive man, never have been. I don’t make spur of the moment decisions, and I definitely don’t act irrationally.”

I’d always been the type to think everything through, to weigh pros and cons before acting. I wanted to do everything differently with Hailey. Correction. It wasn’t simply that I wanted to. It was something stronger. I had to.

I cupped her cheek. Her eyes widened, but she didn’t attempt to move away.

“Since meeting you, I keep doing things I never thought I would do.”

I cupped her other cheek as well, and when she parted her lips, darting out the tip of her tongue just a bit, licking that lower lip, I couldn’t control myself anymore. I buried my hands in her luscious hair, kissing her hard. I needed to explore every single curve.

Most of all I needed to know what she needed and give her exactly that.

I moved to kiss her cheek, up her temple, then down to her neck. Hailey hummed slightly, and it was all the encouragement I needed. I slipped a hand between us, touching her breast, circling the nipple until I felt it tighten and push through the fabric. I remembered how it had felt to touch her in the pool, how I’d barely kept myself from slipping my hands under the tiny bikini and touching her bare skin. I couldn’t hold back tonight. It was impossible.

I lifted her dress, turning rock hard when I realized she already had goose bumps on her thighs, as if she’d been yearning for my touch just as much as I’d been craving to give it to her.

"Always With You" brings the journey of the brilliant Connor family to its end. It's everything I expected from this author. Everything feels so real throughout the book.

Hayley has played an important role in the series, but her own story is so much more. It gives a good insight of the sort of person she is. Her life experiences are very well fleshed out.

Reid is quite the hero. He navigates through what some would see as a hindrance superbly well. 

When Hayley takes Reid on as a client, he comes across as being difficult, and she doesn't take on uncooperative clients. Once they have established how to handle his controversial issues, they work together well. The chemistry between them is real, but the complications that come with Reid's problems lead to more problems. Due to his difficulties, he has become a creature of habits. He also goes after what he wants. Can he make changes to get what he really wants? 

Hayley has been one of my favourite Connor since the beginning, and reading this shows what she has been through and how strong she is. Reid is very compassionate and willing to compromise when there is a need. 

It didn't take me too long to devour this exquisite story. Reid and Hayley make the perfect couple. This book also revisits other members of the family. The family support is exceptional. Having read the Bennetts story and now, the Connors, I hope that there is more goodness to come from this author. Fully recommended. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.


About Layla Hagen


Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.


She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.


She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.


She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Chris (#3 The Guzzi Legacy) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour

CHRIS


by Bethany-Kris
Guzzi Legacy, #3
Publication Date: September 2, 2019
Genres: Adult, STANDALONE, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. 
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SYNOPSIS


A made man versus the cartel


The job was simplea contract from a powerful crime family to retrieve Valeria Lรฒpez. A woman believed to have been forcibly taken by one of the major cartels in Mexico. Easy enough, right?


Christopher Guzzi thought so, but the details made it difficult. He didnt expect to trick his way into the path of the cartel leader only to develop feelings for the woman he was meant to recover. That leaders wife. Every step he takes is risky, and one wrong move could leave them both dead. Too bad thats not enough to keep him away from Valeria as he tries to find a way to free her.


Hope is a dangerous thing.
Love is even worse.
Here, everybody plays dirty.
No one can be trusted.
So, how do they get out alive?
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Note: Chris is book 3 in The Guzzi Legacy. It is a standalone novel.

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Review 
5 Stars
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This family is growing on me as much as the Marcellos did. Every story in this series has so much feel that I could almost be there with the characters.

Chris is so different from his identical twin brother Corrado, yet there are so many similarities. The love for his family and his loyalty to those diserving are delightful, but beware when he is crossed. 

Val has suffered a few tragedies in her life, but she has good reasons to stay strong. She hasn't had much luck in her life. Hope is about the only thing that she can cling to.

When Chris volunteered for a rescue mission, he didn't know that his life was going change. He didn't know what to expect on this mission, but his observation skill and his experience tell him all he needs to know. His reaction to Val and her daughter is not what they are used to, and their interactions are beguiling. The chemistry between him and Val are so palpable that it seeps through the pages. Can Val dare hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel? 

Chris is everything a hero should be. He is charming and always keeps his promises. Val risks everything, hoping that she will get the freedom she craves. The story revolves around trust, hope, love and compassion. It's a bumpy ride, but one so worth taking. The end is absolutely breathtaking. Another Guzzi smasher. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 


ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS



Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something  when she can find the time.


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Monday, August 05, 2019

Alessio (The Guzzi Legacy) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour

ALESSIO

by Bethany-Kris 
Guzzi Legacy Duet, #2 
Publication Date: 
August 5, 2019 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, MMF


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SYNOPSIS

The son of a prominent Cosa Nostra Don, Corrado Guzzis life should have been all mapped out. He would be what every other Guzzi man was, toomade, mafia. Its their way. But when given another choice, the chance to be something more, he takes it. Even if it comes with strings.

Its there that he might find where he belongs, and Alessio Sorrento. The man who could change his whole life.

This love thing? It should have been easy, but they made it hard. Nothing about a relationship like theirs is simple. Dictated by rules, weighed down with things left unsaid, and already hanging by a frayed thread.

This is what love looks like before, and after. Before she came along. And after she was there.

It takes one woman to change everything.

Ginevra Calabrese wasnt ready for thisfor them.

So, what happens now?
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NOTE: Corrado (book one) and Alessio (book two) are a duet within The Guzzi Legacy series, and should be read in order. All other titles in the series are standalone. This is NOT a love triangle.

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Review

5 Stars 
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This second part of The Guzzi Legacy is just as enticing as the first. I like how the author digs in the characters' psyche to bring it to the fore.

Ginevra's arrival has muddied the waters between Corrado and Alessio. These two have to work through their differences whilst trying to keep their long lasting relationship. When Ginevra escaped her brother's plan, she didn't expect to meet the two male alphas who will forever change her outlook on life, or more to the point, what society deems to be acceptable.

Corrado has been ignoring comments from made men for a long time now, but one comment sends him overboard and his reaction surprises him as well as everyone else around him. Alessio is the voice of reason in this situation, but Ginevra doesn't really know what to make of it. At the same time, she receives a long overdue telephone call concerning her sisters. She does what she thinks is best, but as far as Corrado is concerned, she has left him and Alessio. He does what he does best. Instead of tackling the situation, he goes into a mood, and gets away from it all. Even worse. Alessio has a mission and Corrado finds himself alone. The balance that the three of them have established and comfortable with are suddenly turned upside down and it looks like all is lost? Can they salvage what they once had?

I like the way that the author portrays them. She gives you food for thoughts with how they cope with others' opinion and the prejudice that goes with it. They learn to accept each other, flaws and all, and their relationship works wonderfully well. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS


Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something when she can find the time.

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