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: Target on Our Backs – J.M Darhower

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Title: Target on Our Backs (Monster in His Eyes #3)
Author: J.M Darhower
Genre: YA Contemporary, Dark, Erotic Romance,
Release Date: February 23rd 2016
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

 

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The best way to keep your word is never to give it.

Not long ago, in a chapel in Vegas, I swore to love Karissa for the rest of my days. But nobody’s promised an infinite number of tomorrows. Nobody’s promised forever. Sometimes, all we have left is today.

Carpe Diem
Seize the day.

It should’ve been over, we should’ve been happy, but people are making it hard for me to live in peace. I’ve got so much blood on my hands they’ll never be clean, and somebody out there seems to want me to pay for it. Happily Ever After always comes at a cost, one any real man would be willing to pay. But that doesn’t mean I’m just going to roll over and accept these consequences.

Because when it comes to the woman I love? The life I’ve fought for?

Nobody is safe.

 

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My dear bookworms,

Today we’re reviewing the third and last book in the Monster in His Eyes series by J.M Darhower: Target on Our Backs

In this particular book, we see Naz being more open, trusting and honest with Karissa. It was heart-warming to see him carefree all thanks to his love for his wife.

He’s trying to change for the woman he deeply loves and cares about. He’s trying to stay away from his past, and the life that almost killed his beloved Karissa. He’s trying to live a better life and get out of the mob…all for Karissa’ sake.

The end wraps up so nicely. They end up living on a beach with a baby and Karissa’s mother’s dog .

The book is told from both of the character’s POVs and it is filled with action, love, passion, tension and drama to keep you on your toes. You DEFINITELY need and must meet Naz (and Karissa lol)!!! Totally Recommend it

 

Have you Read thr series? How did you come across it, and do you have any similar recommendation?

Enjoy!!

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Review: Torture to Her Soul – J.M Darhower

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Title: Torture to Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes #2)
Author: J.M Darhower
Genre: YA Contemporary, Dark, Erotic Romance,
Release Date: September 29th 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

 

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Don’t say it unless you mean it…
It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.
Somebody like me.
I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.
Karissa.
She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.
Not even close…
God help me, I love her.
I do.
And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

 

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Back with the second book of J.M Darhower‘s awesome series Monster in His Eyes.
A reminder that this series is a dark, steamy, and engaging mafia one!

The Second Book (Torture to Her Soul) is told from Naz’s POV.
We now know that Ignazio and Karissa are living together after he proposed to her in the previous book, and due to some events we get to explore while reading, there’s something that seems off in their relationship..it no longer feels sincere as it used to…agree??

Want to know what I love about this book? I love hearing Naz’s side of the story, to try to understand his motivations and know his thoughts. He’s been full of rage and seeking revenge for so damn long. Another thing I came to love, is Karissa‘s resistance..not giving into Ignazio right away. I applaud her for that!!

And in case you haven’t guessed or noticed yet…THIS is how they show LOVE to each other. Naz is totally capable of being so incredibly sweet, BUUUT only for Karissa!

The suspense towards the end of the book had me on my toes. I had questions and thankfully they were all answered by the end of the book.

 

Did you read this series? How did you find it?

Happy reading

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