New Release: The Liar by Nora Roberts

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Synopsis:

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …

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Review: Sail (Wake, #2) by M. Mabie

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Synopsis:

This isn’t just a two-year long one-night stand. It’s my life.

This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.

I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance.

She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.

Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was.

I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.

He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy.

Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.

I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves.

I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.

Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did.

Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell until you have no choice but get stronger.

Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure.

Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.

I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee.

I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.

I want to be his everything.

I’m nothing without her anyway.

This isn’t even close to over.

It’ll never be over.

My Review:

“We’re here because how much we want each other is stronger than our fear of being with each other. And it’s possible because what we have doesn’t give up.”

The Wake Series by M. Mabie is Perfection! This series by far has been one of the BEST, I have EVER read! Mabie’s writing in both books flowed fluently and doesn’t falter in the least bit, even as you transition from the first book to the next. I must admit that Bait did leave me in a tailspin after reading it. I needed the next book Sail, like I needed my next breath and also water to stay hydrated. (Absolutely, that good!)

Reading Bait the angst made me want to throw my kindle at someone or something. I really wanted to scream at these fictional characters. I have always felt that when a book can evoke so much feeling in a reader the author has done his or her (in this case her) job very well.  To me, words written in fictional books should always be lifted off the page and provide the reader with some type of emotion. That’s superb writing at best! Many read to be moved in some way by what they are reading. You’ll get a storm of emotions in Bait and in Sail you will get the calm of love and bliss, before the brewing storm! Again, the books flowed well and balanced each other out. It’s a necessity in order to have a well written series. M. Mabie hit the nail right on the head!

The main characters Casey and Blake have given me mixed emotions or somewhat of a complex on whether or not I liked them. Honestly, I think I have always liked Casey but Blake was a real issue for me in Bait. Casey wasn’t stellar in Bait either but he was the most likable and I truly felt for him. In Sail, I LOVED them both. The smooth transition that transformed both of them to work together on their relationship to me made them both equally likable. I fell in love with them both. I loved their personalities. Their witty banner and fun loving ways made me want even more of them. They were truly well developed characters.

I’m a CASEY FANGIRL for LIFE! He’s on the list of HOT AS$ Book Boyfriends. Thank you, M. Mabie for such TRUE FICTIONAL PERFECTION!

“You keep a picture of me above your vibrator like a sexual tombstone.” He chuckled. “I approve.”

I can’t recommend this series enough! Love doesn’t even remotely describe my thoughts on this series! If you are looking for a whirlwind affair/romance series this one is SIMPLY phenomenal! Read BAIT and then SAIL! I Promise you will THANK me later!

6-star

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Bait (Wake, #1) by M. Mabie

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Synopsis: 

He was trouble from the start, but I couldn’t resist.
She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.

I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.

He’s almost impossible to say no to.
She never tells me yes.

We’re always fighting.
When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.

He makes me laugh so hard.
I miss her laugh the most.

I’m a liar.
She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.

Sometimes, I wish I’d never met him.
I wish we could meet all over again. I’d do better.

His girlfriend knows.
The guy she’s with is a fool.

I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.

It was the wrong place.
It was the wrong time.

It should have been him.
It will always be her.

My Review:

I have a love/hate relationship with this book! Several times, I wanted to throw my kindle at something, but I just couldn’t stop reading! (So, I guessed LOVE prevailed and that’s why I have given this book 6+ BAITED STARS!)

(SOMEWHAT OF A SPOILER) I love Casey, however there were many times I was like “shit he’s dumb” and oh Blake, don’t get me started on her – WTH is wrong with her?! No, seriously?! I know this is a fictional character but I still need to know! WTF! She was the most messed up (dumber) and even though that’s the truth Grant was unfortunately the dumbest of them all! Come on, he had to know something was up! Overall I felt extremely bad for him, but AGAIN, COME ON!

If you’re going to do a cliffhanger, that’s the way to do it! LOVED IT!

6-star

 

 

 

 

~Please read my review for Sail for a combined review for both books! 

 

New Release: Come to Me Recklessly: The Closer to You Series by A.L. Jackson

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Synopsis: 

His heart was turned off…
Until she turned him on….

Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of love years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the physical perks with none of the emotional mess, he’s convinced everyone that he’s satisfied—everyone but himself.

Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, she’s deluded herself into believing she’s content. But there is one boy she never forgot—her first love—and she keeps the memory of him locked up tight. She will never allow any man to break her the way Christopher did.

When Christopher’s sister and her family move into a new neighborhood, Christopher is completely unprepared to find Samantha living at the end of the street. Memories and unspent desires put them on collision course of sex, lies, and lust. But when guilt and fear send Samantha running, Christopher will have to fight for what has always been his.

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New Release: CONTRITE by Kathy Coopman

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Synopsis:

Clove Calloway knows within an hour of picking up her husband Turner from the airport that something is different, yet she can’t pinpoint what. Together since college, they know everything about each other… so why has she spent the last few days watching everything he does, hoping for a clue? What could have happened within the week he was gone?
One way or another, she’s going to find out.
When Clove enlists the help of her brother Zach, a police detective, she’s afraid her suspicions of infidelity will be confirmed. Terrified that such news will crush her heart, she sets about preparing for the worst, only to find it’s much more than she could have imagined- there is no other woman.
Clove’s life is about to descend into a web of deceit, lies, and betrayal.
Appearances can be deceiving…and only the Master Manipulator will be left standing.

*Note* This book contains graphic scenes of physical and sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.

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New Release: The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick

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Synopsis:

How many times do you gamble on love? When love has knocked you down, should you give it another chance? When does optimism become stupidity?

And what happens when the man you’re in love with is never still, always moving, always traveling? Do you say goodbye, or do you leave behind everything that you’ve worked for, everything that you’ve ever known? Can a traveling carnival be my home?

Oh. You thought I had the answers. No, sorry. No answers, just a lot of questions—and a heart that wants to rule my head.

Can one person be my home?

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The conclusion of Kestrel and Aimee’s story, begun in ‘The Traveling Man’

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New Release: Choose Me (The Archer Brothers Book 2) by Heidi McLaughlin

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Synopsis:

Two brothers.
One woman.
One son.
One choice.

Lives ripped apart, shattered and rebuilt.

Evan and Nate Archer: Brothers, best friends, warriors and now enemies. Both in love with the same woman. Both determined to fight for what they want.

Nate Archer promised to protect Ryley Clarke in the event Evan didn’t make it back. It’s a promise between brothers since the early days of basic training. Nate never considered that his feelings, long buried since high school, would resurface and grow stronger.

Evan Archer wants answers. He wants someone to pay. After being gone for an unprecedented amount of time, nothing is making sense now that he’s home. Most of all, he can’t understand how his brother ended up engaged to his fiancée. Evan is determined to uncover the mystery, and win back his family.

The Archers are about to fight dirty.

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