Have you meet the Hogan brothers?

Well you should! K.L. Donn is one of the authors writing in the Kindle Happily Ever Alpha World for Aurora Rose Reynolds. I was lucky enough to win a free copy of the book through the group on Facebook. (Links to K.L. Donn below where you can become a member of her group as well!) The book was released in May of 2017, so I’m late finding Donn, but better late than never!

blurb
33955838.jpg“Stupid.”
One word that could ruin a person.
One word that can change a life.
One word that can destroy a mind.
Soph 
Sophia Bennett heard it all her life. Smart, sweet, and shy, she hesitated to voice her ideas and opinions in fear of hearing that dreaded word, “Don’t be stupid, Sophia.”
She became introverted, quiet.
Talking to people became a struggle she fought to control. She turned into a woman she never thought she’d be.
Seen but never heard.
Appearance became everything.

Nox 
Rough around the edges Lennox Hogan is knee dip in shit – literally. Building a garden for his mother with his younger brothers, when the most beautiful creature he’s ever seen stops by to visit their mother for their weekly book chat.
A fake smile and sad eyes draw him in.
Her intoxicating innocence has him obsessed with the need to know everything about her.
An unknown threat has them questioning everything about her life.
Lennox soon makes it his mission to convince her to give him One Chance, but will she after her world crumbles before her?
author

Krystal is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She has a strong dislike for the winter, and a love for spring. Married to her husband Steve, for 13 years, they have 4 beautiful read headed spawns ranging in ages 5-12. She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)
She has been a published author for over 2 years now. With 9 full length novels (1 unpublished) and a dozen novellas with 3 published, 3 waiting to go into edits, 2 being rebranded, and 1 being extended into a novel.
Krystal loves to write about instalove between couples looking for love. She has a passion for contemporary romance and springs into menage as often as she can.
Currently, she is working on 2 new series, the Adair Empire (with the first 3 books already written). The Adair’s are a whole lot darker, dirtier, and grittier than what her readers are used to, but boy has she had a ton of fun writing them.
The What Happens When series will begin with Anonymous Bride on Oct 19 and continue with untraditional love stories. Bringing you all the good feels, a ton of love, and maybe – if you’re lucky 😉 a surprise baby or two!
With the exception of Anonymous Bride, you’ll be able to find all her books on all platforms!You can find KL in any of these places! She loves to hear from readers all over the world!!
Contact her in any of these places:
Facebook  —  Friend —  Reader Group  —  Twitter  —  Instagram  —  Email

Or stay up to date with all her latest releases here:
Amazon  —  Newsletter  —  Website  —  Bookbub  —  D2D Release

review
Nox.jpgThis was my first K.L. Donn book, and what a way to start. I’m always a sucker for families like the Hogans. The crazy mom who wants the best for her sons, and will do whatever necessary to get that; whether they know what she’s doing or whether they like what she’s doing is another story. The brothers who are really close with each other, who all love their mom even though she’s crazy and scares the beejeeses out of them. The brothers that were raised to treat a woman right, by both their mother and their father. And the brothers that welcome their other brother’s woman with open arms. They joke, laugh, and tease each other, but they are always there for one another.

“I want to be so embedded in you that every time you move, every breath you take, you’ll think of me. I want you as consumed with thoughts of me as I am of you.” – Lennox Hogan

And Sophia needs that kind of family. Her mother is emotionally and verbally abusive to her, always cutting her down with what Soph believes to be true. She throws her father’s recent absence in Sophia’s face, throws her average grades into her face, and makes sure Sophia can’t go out and make friends on her own. Every chance Rebecca gets, she uses to make Sophia miserable. My heart hurts for the abuse Sophia suffered at her hands.

“I want you every bit as much. I just don’t know how to show it.” -Sophia Bennett

This is an insta-love story. Nox has been told by his father that when he meets the one woman he is supposed to be with, he will know. His palms will sweat and when he goes to talk to her, he will probably say something stupid. Nox doesn’t really act stupid when they first meet, he’s not mean or rude to her, but he does make her uncomfortable which is not what he wants. Sophia has her own reaction to Nox, but she doesn’t recognize it like Nox does. She’s never really felt loved in her house so it’s harder for her to recognize what she’s feeling. (And Rebecca wanting Lennox for herself does not help the situation.) Through out the journey of self-discovery and love there are stalkers, attempted murders, and so much more. It is an action packed novel that left me craving the next in the series.
nox2
I gave this book 4 stars on Amazon and Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book, and the little snippets of foreshadowing really left me wanting to read the next books in the series (which I will do once I finish this review lol). I just wish there was more depth with the abuse. I know how much being told constantly that you are stupid, with seeming evidence to support this, can break you down until you believe it, but it just felt flat at times. And there were little bits of Sophia fighting back but I just wish there were so much more! This does not take away from the novel, but really shows how embedded I was in this novel. I crave more!
4star

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