Review: The Lawyer and the Tramp – Soraya Naomi

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Title: The Lawyer and the Tramp
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: Mafia, YA, Adult Romance
Release Date: October 3rd 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

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The Lawyer
Carmine Montesi is a killer disguised as a refined lawyer.
He’s a loyal member of the notorious mafia – the Chicago Syndicate – and the boss just happens to be his brother.
He has wealth, influence, and sinful looks and is rejected by no woman.
Until the moment feisty Eva ruins his New Year’s Eve, when one heated encounter starts an illicit underworld game, placing them on opposite sides.
The Tramp
Eva Conley is an escort.
She’s working to make the money she desperately needs to pay an outstanding debt. That is, until he gets her fired.
He’s an ass.
She’s the enemy.
They hate each other from the first time they meet.
Carmine’s only supposed to be her assignment.
And Eva’s the one woman he isn’t allowed to fall for.
Because neither of them can sleep with the enemy and make it out alive…

 

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The Lawyer and the Tramp is book 7 in the Chicago Syndicate series, although it can be read as a standalone and it is told from a dual POV

I love Soraya Naomi and her books (pretty sure I say this about all of my favorite authors 😂). So, when I first heard about The Lawyer and The Tramp I was so excited to know Carmine‘s story.

Carmine‘s story is different from the other members (Adriano, Luca, Logan and Henry) but it’s enjoyable! (although Luca’s story will forever be my favorite lol). He’s the syndicate’s consigliere/lawyer, a playboy and he’s somewhat a jerk, let’s face it!

Eva hasn’t had an easy life for sure, this has made her defensive and protective of those she cares about. She was working in club 7 before getting fired. Later on, she happened to be at the wrong time in the wrong place with wrong people and got caught up in an unplanned mess.
Both, her and Carmine, were forced to work together secretly if I may add. One thing leads to another and before we know it, they’re aching for each other’s presence

the ending is so cute, for the life of me I couldn’t wipe my smile off my face!!

I love the Chicago Syndicate. If you are a fan of mafia romance then this is one that you might want to check out

Have a great read!
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ARC Review: Alone Before You – Claire Scott

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Title: Alone Before You
Author: Claire Scott
Genre: Erotica, YA, Adult Romance, suspense
Release Date: June 1st 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon // iBook

 

Warning:

18+ due to explicit sexual content and language. This book is dark erotica and is not intended for young readers. If you are sensitive to graphic violence or sexual encounters read with caution.

 

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With her past haunting her, Gwen Taylor shut herself off from every relationship she ever had.
But her lonely existence comes to an end when she moves to Beauforde, a small mountain town in Colorado. And when she meets Colton Underwood, a businessman and amateur boxer.
Their attraction is consuming, and soon even Gwen can’t deny her growing feelings toward Colt or the fact that their affair is anything but casual. But, even as she comes alive for the first time in years, her past threatens to destroy everything.
Drowning with guilt over a something she cannot change, Gwen must face her fears before it all catches up to her.

 

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This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review, and guess what? I LIKED it!

Claire Scott‘s debut story (a trilogy in the making) is a very well written story about Gwen Taylor, a twenty-five years old Erotic illustrator.
Gwen has had a tough, tragic and abusive childhood, now that she’s on the run from her past, she suffers from excessive paranoia, panic attack and trust issues. Never staying in one place until meeting Heather and Cole. She then starts learning how to trust and open up slowly.
Heather is Gwen’s classmate, she has her own issues but she’s a sweet soul, through her Gwen is introduced to Cole.

Cole is a club owner and an amateur boxer. there’s an insta lust between the two (and LOTS of steamy scenes for sure 😉 )

The cliffhanger had me groaning almost pulling my hair out because I’m THAT impatient…No wonder I have a hard time reading unfinished books

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If you enjoy erotica with suspense thriller then you’ll love this one!!
I, personally, can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

 

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Forsaken Before You (the second book in the Before You trilogy) was released on the 1st of September 2017
Purchase Link to Forsaken Before You: Amazon
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Gwen Taylor moved to Beauforde, Colorado, to start anew and to forget her past. But what she didn’t count on was Colton Underwood, a businessman and amateur boxer.
The connection between them took her by surprise, as did the intensity of their affair. But, despite all Gwen’s efforts to keep their relationship casual, she finds herself growing attached to him.
Never one to trust easily, Gwen must question if all her new-found friendships are genuine, and if the past she’s running from can destroy everything she’s built.
Drowning with guilt over something she cannot change, Gwen must face her fears before it all catches up to her

 

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About the Author:

First and foremost, I am a reader. I’ve been in love with reading since I was a child. Ever since I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time, when I was probably too young to even understand what it was really about. For me the true beauty of a book comes from re-discovering it. I absolutely love re-reading books and seeing if I am the same person I was when I first read them, and if I can discover some hidden secret that was previously concealed from me. My love of writing stems from this love of reading, and I would truly be nowhere without it. Every day I meet new people and rediscover old ones, I learn about cultures and societies I never knew about. And to be able to create my own ones, to write the world as I imagine it is what drives me. To have no restrictions but my imagination. In particular, I love writing about complex and strong women.

If you have any questions or feedback, or just want to say hello, please email clairescottauthor@gmail.com.

You can also find me on Instagram: @readingromance and on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35295098-alone-before-you

 

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Review: On The Fence – Kasie West

 

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Title
: On The Fence
Author: Kasie West
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: July 1st 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

 

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For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.
To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high
I went for a short vacation to take a break and relax, and while doing so (along with my on still going reading slump) I started reading little by little hoping it would get me through it.

 

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as I started reading this book, it took me a while to get into the mood, then I had to read for a while while stop/taking multiple breaks at a time (life happens you know)…a WEEK later and I was finally done.
Really, this is one of the few reads I took long to finish, but hands down, it was worth it.

this is my first read of kasie west and I was not disappointed AT. ALL.
Charlie and Braden are so cute together, went from close-childhood-friends to Lovers had me shipping them so hard.

Charlie grew up with all boys, she acts as one of them. The thing is, when she realises she wants to wear makeup, she’s having a hard time finding herself along with being concerned how will her dad and the boys react to such a thing. She and Braden starts meeting at the fence each night to talk openly about what’s happening in their daily lives  and thoughts without seeing each others’ faces or getting judged.

Gage, Jerome, Nathan represent the overprotective brothers we usually know and read about (don’t they make you wish you had a brother to protect you?😂)

The romance was light and cute. The writing was good and the story was interesting. I liked how the story went.
Interested in having a fun enjoyable read? This absolutely is the one for you!!

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Review: Without Merit – Colleen Hoover

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Title: Without Merit
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Family
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

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The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.
Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.
Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.
Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

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Today’s review (finally i’m posting one) is of an author I respect and love SO so much. Colleen freaking Hoover.
It has been such a while since I’ve last read any of her books. MISSED IT.

Without Merit is a Fresh novel, refreshing yet heartwealming…it got me into an emotional rollercoaster and I LOVE IT!!!
It’s different from Colleen’s usual style. Different in a GREAT way. (Okay, did I give away I’m a sucker for Colleen Hoover’s work yet? Did it work? I sure hope so 😂 )

This book is about depression; the heavy truth about mental health, which is super important. I’ve given this book 5 stars, but if i could, i’d give it 20 out of 10.

 

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“I found out that depression doesn’t necessarily mean a person is miserable or suicidal all the time. Indifference is also a sign of depression.”

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Merit and her family are strange, She’s an unusual girl, living an unusual life among unusual people. Let that sink in.
She collects trophies she didnt win as a hobby of hers. She has two brothers and twin sister that althought they’re identical twins, they’re nothing alike in terms of personality.  Reading the novel we get to know Merit’s struggles and feelings when compared to her siblings.

I like the fact that Colleen included/mentioned so many topics in this novel. Don’t get me started on how thriller I was when Sagan (A character who’s wise for his age, with the ability to see things from more than one perspective) mentioned he’s majoring in Arabic, and spoke it (even if it was just one word)!!!! As a native Arabic speaker it makes me SO HAPPY! I also felt grateful as Colleen shed light on the Arab spring, as well as the refugee crisis.
At one point, I somewhat did connect with Merit…let’s say we both had a similar experience. Which made me understand how she felt and what she thought at certain scenes.
The story is told through the eyes of Merit, it’s interesting yet unpredictable, amusing and emotional with a beautiful minor touch of romance, but let me tell y’all…it end with a message (or should I say a lesson) hard to forget.. yes, THAT important!!

 

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“So many secrets in this house. And yet, the one secret I should have told years ago is the one I’ve kept the quietest.”

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If you need a different read, a quirky one that’ll get you laugh one second, and shake your head in the next one, then without a doubt Without Merit is the book for you. Share it and discuss it with people you know

 

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“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

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Have a great read!
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Quick needed update

Hello lovelies, how are you all doing? How’s life and how’s your reading doing?

As you, who follow me, know that I once upon a time, used to post like crazy everyday…that took its toll on me and i ended up with a burn-out and somehow felt like “disliking” blogging as i saw it somethinng obligatory when it was not. THEN, i took a break ( a long one in fact; i got an aweful reading slump).

A few days ago, i had this thought screaming at me: ” ENOUGH is enough! this has got to stop and you need to get yourself together, find a suitable schedule and start posting again”


Why not? I think posting twice a week would be good, no? Since I’ll have enough time for life, reading, catching up with TV shows and movies, and of course the gym!!

Sooooo, it’ll be like this: Wednesday and Saturday

 

ALSO, i’m not very satisfied with my blog design…i just can’t feel it 😦
I’m not so good with designing and making graphics… if anything, I’m the WORST!! A hopeless case, i’m teling y’all (not ashamed in telling the truth lol)
Not sure how to deal with that..so, yeah lol

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Anyways, is there any new articles you’d want me to include (aside from my reviews)? Is there anything new AT ALL you’d like to see on this blog?
Comment below and let me know, your opinion matters to me 🙂

 

Lilly

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