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Mick by Jennifer Vester Review!

arcblurbmickIn a city without justice, sometimes doing the wrong thing may be the right thing to do. Welcome to Kingston, a city of corruption, crime and greed.

Mick, now a fallen man, returns home after a tragic incident that haunts him. With the events of his past plaguing him he’s a broken man. Troubled by his memories, he knows that life will never be the same.

Alisa had her own agonizing journey in life. Her family rules the city through any means. When she moves home, her future seems decided, but she’s always known what it meant to be a King.

He’s a lonely haunted man. She’s the light to his darkness. A chance meeting and it all begins…

In this suspenseful, passionate story, two people will have to fight for their future, in a city that will test the truth of their convictions. Love has a cost, and only sacrifice will show the way.

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aboutheauthor29512396_1200506436747627_5896820014052574436_nJennifer Vester is a romance author whose ambition is to entertain readers with off-beat female characters and theover-the-top alpha men that love them.

Her books revolve around romantic suspense with a little something for every reader. Always an HEA….(but look out for those twists!) It’s romance suspense after all.

The Lakefield series deals with some very serious subjects at times.

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Every time I read one of Jennifer’s books, I’m blown away. Truly. Reading the Lakefield series in succession, I saw Jennifer’s way with words go from great to amazing. In Mick I was left broken, with my pieces stitched back together, left hanging by a thread. I connected with Mick on a level I hadn’t with anyone in her other books. Although Brock will always be mine (hah S Van Horne had to give up her boys so I’m claiming him), Mick broke my heart.

We all got snippets of Mick in the last of the Lakefield series, though you don’t have to read those books before this one I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT, but that was before he was broken. We got little bits of the cold man, but that was before his soul was left withered and dried up. There was nothing he could do, nothing anyone could do, to breathe life into his life. There was no light to his darkness, no saint to his sinner.

…Until Alisa stumbles into his lap. From the first, they have a pull towards each other. As much as Mick wants to stay away, he can’t. And he doesn’t want to. Besides the fact, Alisa wouldn’t let him. She may have been sweet, choosing to see the good in everyone, but she got what she wanted too. And what she wanted was Mick.

This was darker, grittier, bloodier than I had been expecting (I’m lying, I totally stalk Jennifer’s updates so I was expecting the darkness), but it was so amazingly well written, you end up rooting for the bad guys. Because this isn’t like Lakefield, where the guys toe the line and sometimes blur it to their advantage. Mick is a bad guy. Alisa sees it, accepts it, loves him despite the demons that hold him back.

Everything about this book felt natural. The progression, the emotion, the bonds that were created. It was the definition of “page-turner”. If you’ve read my other reviews of Jennifer’s books, you know I dubbed her the Queen of Plot Twists… she doesn’t disappoint here either. Every time you think you’ve got something figured out, she twists it up on you, leaving you like one of Pavlov’s dogs, drooling at the sight of a new release.

And if you’re looking for a dark book that can make your glasses fog… look no further. Alisa and Mick burn the sheets in ways that had me reaching for a little paper fan in the middle of the night.

This book has it ALL.

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Carver by KL Donn Review

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I saw her.
She’s mine.
NOTHING
Will stop me.
**Warning**
The Adair Empire is a dark and graphic romance that will push your buttons, and maybe your boundaries. Each book contains a new couple but ends with a plot cliff-hanger.
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Krystal is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She has a strong dislike for the winter, and a love spring. Married to her husband Steve, for 13 years, they have 4 beautiful red headed spawns ranging in ages 5-12. She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)
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 a darker, dirtier, and grittier series 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 series will begin with Anonymous Bride 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, and Until Arsen you’ll be able to find all her books on all platforms!

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Ah KL Donn, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (Warning: This review contains no spoilers but it does contain squealing fangirling).

I’ve made no bones about my total love and adoration for this series, and each book gets better and better. It started with King, where you weren’t quite sure what you were getting yourself into, then we got something darker in Luther (I’m going to reiterate everytime I do a review for this series: Luther’s mine kthxbye), we got bloody in Castiel, wicked in Atticus, and then we got psychotic in Carver. By the time King was over, I was hooked, and now I’m addicted. I’m not sure what Grasping for Air will bring, but I am SO READY/HERE FOR IT.

So let’s go over all the reasons I love Carver, my little sociopath, and Meadow’s story.

One– His absolute obsession with Meadow knows no bounds, yet he tries to respect her wants and wishes- even when he doesn’t agree with them.
Two– He has absolutely no idea what it means to be with a woman, and what would scare a woman or not, and yet he tries to do everything possible to make Meadow want him (and if that doesn’t just break your heart you are heartless.)
Three– Meadow is not born into the life, is not strong like the other women in the series are, yet she accepts Carver and all of his psychotic tendencies, though it takes her a minute.
Four– These two are special to each other, for special reasons, and it’s literally the greatest thing ever.
Five– THE DRAMA. What the heck was all of that???
Six– I question KL Donn and her mental state, but I thank her for it because everything about this bloody masterpiece was so amazing.
Seven– I don’t know how to stay true to a psychopath is possible, but KL matched up a psycho and basically a cute little bunny, and made you want to wrap them in a blanket and keep them safe forever so no one can ever hurt them again.

What do I hate about this? HOW DARE YOU LEAVE ME LIKE THIS. I know there’s a warning about a cliffhanger, but when you read it you’re going to be like WTF. KL is evil, evil genius? Maybe. Anyways, I can’t wait for Grasping for Air, though I’m probably gonna cry because that means my Adair boys are done and I’m not sure I’m mentally capable of accepting this.  I’ll probably just ignore the fact that it’s over and reread it a bunch of times. That’s not crazy, right?

Anyways, this bloody, twisted empire quickly became one of my all time favorites. Luther will always be my love, but I absolutely adore Carver. I love how perfectly Carver and Meadow balance each other out. I love that Meadow has some growing to do without Carver, but it really sucks ass. I love that Meadow is the only one that could ever put Carver in his place, yet she probably never would. And I love how Carver doesn’t understand most things, but his connection to Meadow is so deep, he knows what she needs.

I’m shutting up now, I swear.

Go get this series!!

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Review of ATTICUS by KL Donn (Shouty caps are me screaming).

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Time stands still.
Lies were told.
Secrets are revealed.
Who will we be when the walls tumble like mortar?
** Warning **
The Adair Empire is a dark and graphic romance that will push your buttons, and maybe your boundaries. Each book contains a new couple but ends with a plot cliff-hanger.
While Atticus can be read as a stand alone, for full reader enjoyment you may want to read them in order.
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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

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How do you know you’re reading a really great series? What is the thing that makes you go “YES, this is awesome!” and start claiming book boyfriends? What defines your favorite series? One of the ways I can tell that I am in absolute adoration with a series or a book is that the minute I finish reading, I want to go back and re-read it. And every time, every time, I finish the newest book in this series, my first thought is to go back and read it all over again. I will never get the same feeling I had when I first read Luther (because he was my first, which may be why I love him so much- he’s still mine by the way and I will cut you if you try to take him from me!), but I will still go back to reading this series. It’s one I need to own, in physical form, because I love it that much.

It took me awhile to figure out what to write for this review. I didn’t know what to say without giving away the plot, but also didn’t know how to get across to you that this series is AMAZING. (Besides using shouty caps).

KL Donn weaves a magical world that makes partially (or fully) psychotic men who drop bodies faster than you can blink hotter than I would have ever thought possible. I am as obsessed with this series, and Atticus, as I am with the Adair Empire, as the men are with their women. Atticus is no different when it comes to wanting to own his woman, wanting to give her happiness in a world full of darkness. Because the women of the empire are FIERCE, but they are also the light to their guys’ darkness.

I can’t get too much into the book plot, because you need to read the previous books and I don’t want to spoil those if you haven’t already. Also, SHIT GOES DOWN in this book and I want you to be able to get that “first time” feeling too.

Atticus has been watching Catalina for months, since they found out about her existence. When the danger seems to be getting to close to home, he goes to get Catalina. AND THE FIREWORKS GO OFF. If you’ve read Castiel’s story, you know that the theme song was pretty much “Bodies” by Drowning Pool. Atticus is a little different, where there’s not that much bloodshed, but it’s not because Atticus doesn’t like it. Oh, no. Catalina just lives in the middle of freaking nowhere.

That’s about all I’m willing to dish on this until you can read it for yourself. I could literally write a thesis about how much I love these books, and how I literally screamed when I got Atticus on my kindle (my fiance was NOT happy about that! he thought I was dying or something), and how I can’t WAIT to read Carver and “Gasping for Air”. I could go on and on about how much I love KL and the world she created (and I’m saying it was specifically for me because that makes me happy). Because seriously, these books talk to the darkest parts of you, call to them, and make you question your own sanity for a bit. And I’m talking “Should I like this so much?” kind of sanity. It’s the kind that makes you go “MINE” for one of the guys, but then ask “uh, should I want this book boyfriend this much?”

My answer? WHO CARES. GO GET THIS SERIES! — Also, I’m screaming about that sneak peak into Carver.

Side note- I’m always screaming. I may be slightly over dramatic about books. Maybe.

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CASTIEL IS ALMOST HERE!

newarcbannerblurbcastiel.jpgWith lies, nothing comes easy.
With lies, love it hard.
With lies, trust is broken.
With lies, comes the deepest
Pain you’ll ever know.
With lies, I’ll own you.

**WARNING** The Adair Empire is a dark and graphic romance that will push your buttons, and maybe your boundaries. Each book contains a new couple but ends with a plot cliff-hanger. Series must be read in order of release.

Release Date: April 24th

 

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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

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Castiel Adair is here (well, on the 24th he’ll be here) and he is so awesome y’all are gonna love him. No lie. He was everything I was hoping he would be, and more. I’ve been teased with Castiel with little quotes, but to read them in place and not in teasers on KL Donn’s Facebook was amazing. You guys. I devoured the book in an hour. AN HOUR. I was sucked into Castiel and Talia’s story from the very first page.

As always, the Adair family is rife with depravity and pain. Castiel’s tastes are different than Luther and King, but he’s still messed up. He just happened to find a girl that’s as messed up as he is. Although Talia enjoys everything with Castiel, and wants to take Castiel’s pain, she still brings light to Castiel.

King, Luther, and Castiel, are NOT standalones, and must be read in order (though I messed that up with Luther). The Adair family is a family filled with sick men and women who are loyal to each other. You mess with one of them, you’re getting all of them. And when they get revenge, you better be ready. They are some scary mf’s.

One of my favorite things about this series is that there are two broken people coming together to feed each other their darkness with total acceptance. There are women, Lilith, Ariel, and Talia, who are damaged,  opening themselves up to darkness. They still have the ability to calm the monsters raging within their men, but still love the demons that haunt them. And when it’s time for the women to heal, to finally break the last change that’s been keeping them down, the men make sure their women have that ability, while still keeping them away from too much darkness.

Castiel was amazing, only made me want Atticus that much more (I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MAY?!?!), and then wait for Carver (JUNE?!?!) and a mysterious sixth novel. I’m trying hard not to be annoying and bug the crap out of everyone because I’m impatient and want everything now (I learned from the best growing up- Angela Pickels and Veruca Salt), and instead be grateful that I have Castiel in my hands. I’m gonna go do a re-read now since all Castiel did was make me want to go back and read from the beginning… but KL Donn has the ability to make me want to read her stories over and over again. And dark romances have always been my favorite…

Just a quick recap: Luther is still mine. Thanks 💋

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Truck Stop Tempest by Krissy Daniels

arc review 1blurbtruckstoptempestMy stay in Whisper Springs was supposed to be temporary. A slight detour on my flight to freedom.
Then Tito Moretti stormed into town.
He was everything I wished I could be. Everything I’d been taught to fear.
Confident. Fearsome. Untouchable.

I wasn’t supposed to make friends. I never meant to fall in love.
When Tito learned the truth, would he break me,
Or help me break free?

Tuuli Holt was off limits
Young. Naïve. Pure.
I had no right wanting the blue-eyed bunny.
But damn, that little beast stormed into my life, and scattered my demons.

She had her share of secrets, but they were nothing compared to my sins.
Tuuli said my past didn’t matter.
I wanted to believe her, but when my crimes were exposed, would she bolt?

I should’ve stayed away, set her free.
We could never work.
Church girls didn’t fall in love with executioners.

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krissy.jpgKrissy is a full time writer, avid reader, and lover of dark and dirty romance.
Growing up surrounded by the great outdoors, her childhood was full of adventure that fueled an overactive imagination and ignited a passion for storytelling. Whether it be dolls, or running free through the wooded areas surrounding her home, playtime always included a tormented villain, a damsel in distress and a larger than life hero.
After relentless encouragement from friends and family, she finally put the characters in her head to pen and paper. The only thing she loves more than curling up with a steamy romance novel, is cozying up to her desk and writing her own sexy adventures to share with others.

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OK FIRST THIS BOOK IS LIVE EARLY. Which means you should go one click the hell out of that button. This book is that good. After reading this, I went and bought Truck Stop Tango (which is free) and then bought Truck Stop Tryst as well. I’ve read all three books and can say, with full authority, Tito is mine. I don’t care what you say, he is mine.

Now that the ugly is out of the way…

I didn’t know when I read this that it was a continuation of two other books. It didn’t hinder my ability to read and enjoy this book thoroughly. It can be read as a standalone, but it’s probably better to read the book third. After reading the first two books, things made more sense (which means I need to do a re-read). Tito is broken, damaged, by the life he was dealt. He believes he is unlovable, and that he can’t love. When he meets Tuuli, he is drawn to her, but he tries to stay away.

Tuuli has her own secrets. Secrets that could ruin everything she built, everything she was trying to get away from. She is drawn to Tito, but her secrets, her past, and Tito’s feelings that he can’t do forever stop her from jumping in head first into Tito.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, for both of them, they are drawn to each other in inexplicable ways. Spoiler: they end up together.

One of my favorite things about this book (and ultimately about the series) is that each couple has something special, something just for them. Tango and Slade have dancing, Tucker and Aida have singing. Tito and Tuuli have “Tell me something I don’t know about you,. Something big.” Each moment, each secret revealed, results in a kiss. And they ultimately end up healing each other, giving each other the strength they need to heal.

I love, love, love Tito, and his journey to heal. Tuuli pulls him back from the souls that torture his heart. And Tito gives Tuuli the peace to move on from the secrets holding her back. Basically, I love everything about this book. And this series. I need epilogues, and novels of these three like 10 years in the future. I’m obsessed with this family. Because these couples, and those they bring into it, are family.

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Jeremy by SM Shade Review

arc review 1blurbjeremyThis is the fifth and final book in the In Safe Hands Series. Book one is titled Landon, and is free.
Melissa
I escaped.
For the first time in almost four years, I’m free.
My freedom came at a steep cost, leaving me on my own with no family or friends. I have a lot of healing to do, and this beautiful lake house seems like a perfect setting to find myself again.
I can do this.
The only thing I have left is hope.
Jeremy
I ran.
For the first time in my life, I’m alone.
I failed to appreciate what I had until it was too late, and now I can’t bear the grief of my friends while suffering my own. That’s not the only reason I’ve relocated.
Twenty-two people were murdered, including the woman I love.
The only thing I have left is revenge.

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author26910413_1997184187215986_936334541699866775_oI’m a full time author who is hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since I sounded out my first word, I started writing as a teenager and rediscovered my love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, I now live in a small Kentucky town with my college age son.

I love to hear from readers so please feel free to contact me or connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.

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Holy. Shit. That’s it. That’s my review.

Ok, not really. Jeremy is the EPIC conclusion to the In Safe Hands series by S.M. Shade. And by epic, I mean GLORIOUS. If you haven’t read the series yet, go start now, because Jeremy releases May 22nd. When this beautiful baby showed up on my kindle, I dropped everything else to start reading this. I was not disappointed. I was expecting epicness, because it is S.M., and she always delivers, but this -THIS- put me in a book hangover.

Do you know when you’re reading a book, and you check to see how many pages are left because IT’S GOING DOWN, and you think Wait, there’s not enough pages left! How can the book be almost over? How?! Yeah. It’s that kind of book.

If you’ve read the series, I think we all expected Jeremy’s book to be about him getting his head out of his ass and finally being with Frannie for real. When she died, I think I cried, (I’m a crier- I cry for everything). Jeremy mourns the only way he can- by getting piss drunk for an entire month. In that month, he meets Melissa, but doesn’t really remember being a huge jerk to her in their interactions.

Melissa isn’t looking for her soulmate. She escaped a cult, and is trying to find herself again. She meets Jeremy, but being the epic mess he is while he’s drunk, she doesn’t really like what she sees. She’s a mess too, she just goes about coming to terms with her life in different ways, more mature ways. She buys a house, starts painting again, and tries to cope with the things that happened when she was in the cult; the cult her sister is still in.

Jeremy and Melissa feel a pull to each other, but due to circumstances out of their control, they try not to get involved with each other. I’m not going to give it away, but let’s just say Jeremy continues to be a jerk while also trying to help out Melissa. And when he wants to be, he is the biggest sweetheart ever.

I love him. Probably more than Mel does. Maybe.

Even though Jeremy moved away to deal with the loss of Frannie, the guys don’t give up on him. We get to see the whole crew together, doing what they do best: Take down the bad guys. They’re like the secret Justice League. I loved them all coming together to help Jeremy and Melissa, like the family they are and the family Mel needs.

Even with the dark themes in this book, S.M. Shade had me laughing. Her balance of dark and light was perfect. She brings enough suspense to keep you on your toes, with enough humor to break up the tension. Her characters come to life in a way that makes you feel like you’re watching a movie instead of reading a book. As far as conclusions go, this was a SLAM FREAKING DUNK.

By the way: this review was so hard to write. I want to talk about this book so bad but I also don’t want to give it away because duh, it’s better when you read it yourself. So if anyone wants to talk to me while they read it so I can freak out about it all over again while they’re reading, I am SO down for it.

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Lost in the Shadows by Tracie Douglas

arc review 1blurblostintheshadowsDIZZY IS LOST

Lost in his own grief, Damien Reynolds hides the man he is behind a mask of jokes and laughter. He’s spent years fooling everyone, including himself, hiding the pain he struggles through every day. Now, Dizzy finds himself assigned to the hardest case Cole Securities has ever taken on. He’s wearing a new kind of mask, one that leaves him questioning the goodness of humankind and the world he lives in.

Surviving this mission is the last thing on his mind. Until the night he’s faced with a difficult choice: To save her or not…

PENNY CAPTIVATES HIM

Sold by her family to a group of criminals, Penelope Lopez finds herself lost into a world so dark, very few survive. She must find the strength within herself to endure her new life, but as it is once again tossed into the winds of fate, Penny decides enough is enough and vows to fight. Even if it means losing her life.

But fate has a different plan for her, one in the shape of an imposing man, who casts a shadow about her. A man who, at first sight, decides he can’t ignore the fire in her eyes and makes a vow of his own: To protect her at all costs…

Will Dizzy let her into his heart, allowing her to show him there is still good left in this world? Or will the danger swirling around them be a power even love can’t overcome?

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authortraciedouglasSurviving on caffeine most days, Tracie Douglas lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, two dogs and one really fat cat. She spends her days chasing children and fur babies, all while maintaining the illusion of sanity.

Her nights are spent toiling away at the keyboard, creating a world filled with hot men and strong women. She loves to read and write all types of book but tends to lean on the darker side of the spectrum. She’s pretty handy with a crochet hook too.

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HOLY CRAP!! HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS SERIES?! Lost in the Shadows is the third book in the Lost Series, and I was lucky enough to receive an ARC. I don’t know WHAT I was expecting when I started this book, but I am absolutely captivated by Tracie Douglas and her amazing writing skill, and the story she was able to weave. Reading the first two books in the series probably would have been helpful (getting on that ASAP) but it wasn’t necessary for me. There’s enough background, without giving too much away, for this to be read as a standalone.

This book released today (April 9th) and HOLY CRAP is it good! Not just good but INCREDIBLE. If you’re looking for a dark romance, you need this book. Dizzy, or Damien, left me absolutely heartbroken in his resolute determination that he was too broken for Penny. Dizzy is on a dark mission, one that took nine months to complete, that left him even worse than when he started. He is fragmented emotionally, and tries to deny his immediate reaction to Penny(spoiler: his reaction is mine). Even before he comes to terms with Penny, and her role in his life, he doesn’t want anyone to touch her or look at her.

Penelope, or Penny, was sold by her stepfather to sex traffickers. Due to her virginity, she reaches a higher price. This leads her to meeting the beautifully broken Damien. But, he’s undercover so she believes she’s just been sold to her owner, and she’s not sure what to make of it. When she learns the truth of who Damien is, she vows to make him let her in past his walls, and see they could be wonderful together. She wants to heal him, but she stands by his side giving him the strength to do that.

They heal each other, and it is so wonderful and amazing that I am trying not to cry. This is a dark romance, which I think is obvious with the theme of the book. It is suspenseful, thrilling, and has plot twists GALORE. I was halfway through the book thinking it was almost over, since Damien decided to go all alpha on Penny, when I realized HOLY CRAP THERES MORE.

I’m saying holy crap a lot… but that was my literal reaction to about half of what transpired in this book. I absolutely ADORED this novel, and will be going back to read the others in the series, if only because that epilogue was great and I need more.

Tracie, you’ve got me talking in run on sentences. How dare you. In my humble opinion, this is so much more than 5 stars, it should be 10. I love it. I love Tracie. BRB, I’m going to go stalk her on social media.

GO GET THIS BOOK!! Did I mention the series is free on Kindle Unlimited?
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