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Review! Unraveling Love by KL Donn

un·rav·el·ing verb

to free from complication or difficulty

She had it all figured out

Burned by love, Arden Graham thought she knew where her life was going. As an event planner at Rocky Shores Retirement home in Queens, she enjoyed her life. Bringing smiles to the faces of the elderly brought her joy. Giving them something to look forward to, gave her a sense of purpose.

Being stalked was never in the game plan. Neither was having two bodyguards who liked to boss her around. With Arden in and out of the tabloids because of her charity work for her twin brother’s company, Boston and Dare think they have her figured out. 

Falling in love wasn’t the plan.

Boston Falco and Dare Waters have been best friends for more than half their lives. The decision to share one woman came as easily as when they joined the SEALs. Receiving a call from two men on their former SEAL team to protect their little sister, came as a shock. The woman herself was the biggest contradiction they’d ever encountered. 

With the help of their former technical analyst, John ‘Tex’ Keegan, the hunt for Arden’s stalker is on. The clock is ticking, twists keep coming, and soon or later something’s gotta give. With no idea who’s on the other end of the revealing pictures and veiled threats, the only question left is; will they be able to unravel Arden’s heart and open her up to love again once all is said and done?

Unraveling Love is the first book in International Bestselling Author KL Donn’s new ménage series, Damaged Love, publishing in Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha World. This is a full length novel.

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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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Unraveling Love? More like Unraveling Me... I mean HELLO. A full length menage romance? Normally, I’d skip these. I feel like I always tell myself I don’t like them, and then I read them and I’m like Oh hello honey. Especially if the author of said book is KL Donn. I think it’s no surprise to anyone that reads my reviews I’m obsessed with this woman. I found her in April 2018 and I’ve devoured everything she’s written since.

Unraveling Love is the story of Dare, Arden and Boston finding themselves a love worth of any fairy tale, amidst heartbreak, fear, and a crazy stalker. They find their love wrapped up in kitten ears and fighting through expectations society has for what love is, and what it should be. They find their forever in a story that is captivating, original, and will leave you on the edge of your seat.

If you enjoy any of these things, you’ll love this book:

  • Alpha males
  • True, heart stopping love
  • One of a kind story
  • Men that don’t know when to shut up
  • More twists and turns than a roller coaster
  • Head strong women that hide their true self behind quirky fashion and bratty behavior

Did I mention men who don’t know when to show up? Dare doesn’t necessarily know how to deal with Arden, or his feelings for her. Arden, to the rest of the world, is a spoiled brat, only worried about smiling, partying, and other things rich people are worried about. Add in some extra protective family, and she’s not really allowed to learn about the danger surrounding her.

Hence, Dare and Boston. While Dare isn’t immediately sure what the troublesome bombshell means to him, Boston is clear from the moment he sees her image. Lust at first sight, mixed with hopefulness at the idea a woman out there would be willing to accept their life style and two men, makes for an ex SEAL badass who knows he has two missions: save and get the girl.

Arden may be spoiled, but she has a heart big enough for two men, and ambitions that reach beyond her world as a princess. Though her men treat her like one, they don’t ignore the fact that she’s smart, young, beautiful, and takes danger head on… though they wish she wouldn’t.

One of my favorite things about the insta-love stories that are full-length, is that it’s more. It gives the love that seems unrealistic a chance to flourish. You see the threesome figure each other out, while they fall deeper everyday. They have each other to lean on, to talk to when they’re nervous about what the future holds.

KL Donn weaves a tale that leaves you panting and wanting more. She effortlessly (it seems) creates a world I want to be a part of. She leaves my heart yearning for that all consuming love that Dare, Arden and Boston have. She leaves me wishing I was a bit more adventurous, though not as much as Arden is.

So thank you, KL, for bringing be another novel I can’t get out of my head or my heart. Thank you for feeding my addiction to big, burly, alpha men. Thank you for bringing humor in the right places, while still leaving me anticipating the next turn you bring. And please, please, please, bring me more.

Giving Her My Baby by Alexa Riley Review

blurbgivinghermybabyBrooks Renshaw has little time on his hands to deal with problems. But when his mom shows up after a weekend in Vegas married to someone he’s never met, he decides to do some digging. Turns out she’s hitched herself to a con artist with a trail of bad debts and abandoned women along the way. When Brooks finds out his new stepdad has a daughter, he decides to look into her, too. Only when he finds his new stepsister, he’s ready to give her exactly what she wants.

Eleanor works as a live-in baby nurse for new mothers. But her need to have a baby of her own has led her to take matters into her own hands. It’s not the ideal situation, but she can’t wait on Mr. Perfect any longer. But one phone call about a final job may change all her carefully made plans.

Warning: This book is filthy, gooey goodness, with baby-making galore! They might be stepbrother and sister, but hey, who are we to stop love? Turn the lights down low, because we’ve got some claiming to do!

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authoralexarileyAlexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

Feel free to follow us each on twitter @smut_sasshole & @SassNSmut

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Oh. My. God. This book was everything. Seriously, it was everything. I’ve come to expect a few things from the dynamic duo that results in Alexa Riley, and they sure didn’t disappoint when it came to this book. What do I expect from her? Insta-love stories, with alpha males, drama that makes you want to bite your nails, and some caveman “I want my baby inside her” love, mixed with females that are strong in their own right, who want a family but are waiting for the right guy to give it to them.

This book was a little different, since Eleanor was almost ready to get her baby her own way, before she met Brooks. But still, she meets him, is instantly attracted to him, but questions how fast their moving, as any female would do. But Brooks is irresistible, and he gets what he wants. What he wants? ELEANOR. And he gets her.

This is a fast story, one that is dirty in all the right ways, but also has the love story too. The guy that’s so alpha, he does whatever he can to make sure she’s safe, even when he’s not around, while trying to find a way to keep her in his life, permanently. A guy not afraid to express his feelings, and a woman strong enough to recognize what’s happening and embrace it fully.

If the title didn’t clue you in: Brooks wants Eleanor to have his baby. But we all know practice is the best part of baby making ;). While fast, this book was totally worth five stars. The way Alexa Riley writes leaves me desperate for more. More epilogues, more of the couple, more baby making practices, more of everything. I feel like Oliver sometimes, begging for more!!

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Push the Envelope by Rochelle Paige

Looking for a college romance series? How about a free book with some insta-love but its full length? Then stop over to Amazon and check out Push the Envelope by Rochelle Paige.

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pushtheenvelopeLooking for an alpha male in your new adult romance read?
You just found one.

“I love alpha males…. Yes I know Alpha males are the in thing but they need to be done right and in this book Drake is perfect.” -Aurora Rose Reynolds, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Until Series

“Absolutely loved! I’m a sucker for the over the top, crazy in love alphas. You give me one of those and I’m sold.” -Harper Sloan, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Corps Security Series
Alexa is just your average college junior, attending classes and piloting Mile High Club charter flights. Boys haven’t been on her radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake Bennett and he sets his sights on making her his own.

Drake transferred to Blythe College for the rugby team, not for a new assortment of college girls. He’s sexy and cocky, and he attracts women like moths to a flame. When he meets Alexa, Drake knows he’s met his match. She tries to resist him, but Drake isn’t used to taking no for an answer.

This is the first book in the Blythe College series by Amazon Bestselling Author Rochelle Paige. Push the Envelope does not have a cliffhanger.
Warning: 18+ due to sexual content.

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rochellepaigeI absolutely adore reading – always have and always will. My friends growing up used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.

I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

When I told my mom that my new year’s resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me “About time!”

 

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I am late to the game when it comes to Ms. Paige. I just recently found out that Rochelle Paige and Elle Christensen together write as Fiona Davenport(that has an AWESOME Mafia series that I adore and re-read every chance I get!) This book was free on Amazon so of course I grabbed it up. It’s got some of my favorite things: alphas, college romances, and girls that say HELL NO when a guy is being a dick. And Drake can be a dick of epic proportions.

Alexa and Drake feel an instant pull towards each other, but due to some miscommunication, Drake is rude to Alexa because he thinks she is with someone else. But when Drake finds out that Alexa is very single, he makes sure to wrap it up really quickly.  He makes sure every guy on campus knows there together. And short of tattooing across her forehead, he shows Alexa he’s in it for the long haul. Convincing Alexa of this is a different story.

I absolutely adored Alexa’s take-no-shit attitude and Drake’s alpha-machoness (is that even a word?). I loved Alexa’s relationship with her Dad, and her relationship with her best friend’s family. And I loved the drama! It was the kind of drama that makes you want to bash in Drake’s head, and shake Alexa, but also know that Alexa made smart decisions, while Drake was too busy coming to terms with his excess of emotions.

Plus, Alexa can fly a plane (thanks dad!) and uses that to pay for school. How? Mile-High Plane rides. That’s right ladies and gents, Alexa has a program that lets rich people pay to get their rocks off in the air for a few hours. Not only can Rochelle Paige write a really good book, she’s an entrepreneur. I don’t know if things like this exist, but they should.

And lord, that snippet at the end, it gives you Drake’s POV for some very important scenes. Basically, I loved everything about this book and it is FREE on Amazon! So go get your copy no!

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My Favorite Romance Series

Here are my top 10 romance best series I’ve ever read! These are not ranked in any specific order (I think I’d have a heart attack trying to rank them). These are varied from sci-fi to historical romance, to dark and twisted to contemporary. From books that should come with trigger warnings, to books I laughed out loud with. I linked them to their Goodreads lists, but at the bottome I will link all their Amazon pages. Enjoy!

  1. The League/Nemesis Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Reason why it’s my favorite: It’s futuristic, intense, there’s lots of action, the writing is amazing, and Sherrilyn Kenyon is a master of creating worlds/universes and languages to compliment them. And she is able to interweave timelines so two books are happening simultaneously and effortlessly. Truly amazing.

  2. The Sterling Shore Series by C.M. Owens

    Reason why it’s my favorite: It’s a contemporary romance with tons of laughs. Plus, you really fall in love with the entire family. I loved reading every minute of the entire series.

  3. Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series by Lori Foster

    Reason why it’s my favorite: It’s so different from anything I’ve ever read. It was the first Lori Foster series I picked up, and I fell in love from the first page. And, subsequently, devoured anything she had written. If you look at my bookshelves, she takes them over.

  4. The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn

    Reason why it’s my favorite: Strong women in a Victorian setting, with men in status who support them? Um yes this is one of my favorites. The Bridgerton women are not afraid to go after what they want and the men learn to deal with it. Plus, I’m a sucker for big happy families and the Bridgertons, with their closeness to each other, is one of my favorite families. The characters, secondary and otherwise, are so dynamic, you can’t help but fall in love over and over again. 

  5. Mafia Ties Series by Fiona Davenport


    Reason why it’s my favorite: Insta-Love series with alpha men and alpha women not willing to be walked all over. Men who are devoted to their women and can’t be swayed. Women who aren’t blinded by love, but accept their men for who they are. Plus danger mixed in. What’s not to love?

 

Since this post is getting lengthy keep an eye out for part 2 of this post… My 10 favorite series part 2!

Comment and let me know if you’ve read any of these!

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—  The League/Nemesis Rising  —  Sterling Shore  —  Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor
—  Bridgerton  —  Mafia Ties

**Box set for Mafia Ties, Nic & Anna‘s & Brandon & Carly‘s stories are now $.99!** 

Back to Her by Dani Wyatt Review

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38598834Going to prison and taking the fall was my gift to Mia. How was I to know her father would disappear with her and I would lose her forever? After serving my five years I’m finally out, but bars or no bars, I’m still in hell.

I never believed in miracles until today. Because I’ve found her. All plush softness, sorrowful eyes and lips that call to be kissed. She’s right here in the same place I’d met her all those years ago when she was too young. Before I could touch her.

There is no force on heaven or earth that will take her from me again. No force that will keep my hands off her now. I will take her. I will do as I please with her because she is mine. Now and forever. God help us both.

Author’s Note: Take five years waiting for her to be legal. Then another five locked up in prison and you’ve got one powder keg of alpha naughtiness waiting to explode. This love at the speed of light novella will warm your heart and your nether regions. All you expect…safe, smutty, swoony and happily ever after.

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From the bio of Dani Wyatt on Goodreads: 
Since I was a little girl, I’ve made up stories. I would lay in my bed at night and before I knew what a trope was, I would make up these trope filled stories. Boy sees girl, boys falls for girl, boy saves girl….happily ever after. As I got older, the stories turned steamier and more intricate, but the basics never changed.

Now, my books are still full of romance but the naughty bits are naughtier, my hero’s are obsessed alpha types and my heroines are quirky, real women who come in all shapes and sizes.

So, sit back, banish the real world and get lost in some over the top romance with a heaping helping of hot. xoxoxo

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Dani Wyatt used to feel bad about having such dirty thoughts. Luckily, one day she decided to starting writing them down. Her uber alpha heros have a wicked possessive streak and an insatiable libido. Her heroines are intelligent, quirky and worry about having too much muffin top. With her books, you can count on a heaping helping of HOT and always a happily ever after.

When she’s not writing (which is not often) she is probably laughing about some irony (like A-1 Steak Sauce is vegan), riding her horse, wondering why The Walking Dead can’t have a new episode every night, or looking cross-eyed at some piece of technology sent to ruin her day.

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I’ve read quite a few Dani Wyatt books, and I’ve always loved her OTT Alphas, but Walker just didn’t do it for me like some of Dani’s other alphas. The book started out strong, but eventually Walker and Mia just bothered me.

First, I don’t know what the heck Walker did to make money. When he first got out of prison he said he still had a lot of money, but that he needed more. But then later he doesn’t have enough money to help Mia and her Nana? And then there’s Mia, who has been kept inside her whole life by her father and no longer wants to be trapped hoping a man could take care of her. Admirable, but the first thing she does is lie to Walker and meet with a creep. A creep she didn’t like before her father disappeared with her. There was also a lot of unexplained things in the book, and it made parts of it feel rushed. Then there seemed to be unnecessary drama, that was resolved very quickly.

I still gave this book three stars because Dani always delivers on at least two things: the quality of writing, and super steamy love scenes. While the flow of the novel wasn’t my favorite, I can’t complain about her style of writing. While Walker wasn’t my favorite alpha that Dani has created, he is still Over The Top and completely in love with Mia. He knows what he wants, and waiting ten years to get it doesn’t stop him.

This is a short, insta-love story available free on Kindle Unlimited. Goodreads.