RELEASE BLITZ : For the Love of Luca – Soraya Naomi

Title: For the Love of Luca
Series: Chicago Syndicate #8
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
A standalone in series. Although part of the Chicago Syndicate
world, For the Love of Luca is a standalone and can be enjoyed either with or
without reading the rest of the series.
I’m a man who has it all: power, love, and wealth.
I’m a man who always needs to be in control.
I’m a husband.
I’m a murderer.
I’m the underboss of the Chicagoan mafia.
I keep the world that Fallon and I have created in our home
safe, and I’d sacrifice anything or anyone to protect the woman I love and my
high ranking position without an ounce of remorse.
Until my worst nightmare comes true and I lose control over
my home and myself, posing a challenge neither Fallon nor I ever anticipated.
And I fear that being a good husband and being a good
Mafioso might get one of us killed.
A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.
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Author Bio


Soraya Naomi writes provocative novels with a sinfully
seductive blend of romance, suspense & men who love hard and at all costs.
Apart from indulging in chocolate pastries much too often,
Soraya Naomi is also an avid reader. She has a passionate obsession with the
written word and reads many genres but favors intense, seductive, and
provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely, without remorse or
boundaries. She adores Dark Romances, Romantic Suspense, Historical Romances,
New Adult, and PNR.
Her debut novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1) was
released on July 26, 2014. She’s honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout
Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.
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ARC Review: Libra Rising – Stacy Wray



Title: Libra Rising
Author: Stacy Wary
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA
Release Date: December 7th 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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A bad boy seeking hope.
A good girl searching for love.
We all need second chances.
Reed Faulkner knows trouble. Caught up in living a life on the wrong side of the tracks, Reed gets sent to Nowhere, Indiana to serve out his sentence after a robbery gone bad. Little does he know his world’s about to change forever.
Harper James is a horoscope-obsessed girl with dreams of becoming a lawyer— and Reed’s attraction to her is undeniable. Despite their differences, the connection they have together as fire and air cannot be extinguished. Reed only wants one thing.
A life with Harper.
Then, tragedy strikes. One night together— and a reminder of the unfulfilled promises Reed struggles to keep. Reed realizes redemption can only be found in one place…
His home is with her.
An angsty contemporary romance novel with heart, Libra Rising is a breathtaking love story for mature young adult and new adult audiences. Readers will love this heartfelt coming-of-age tale of rebirth with a message that it only takes one person to incite a lifetime of change.



This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review


Libra Rising is a new read from a total new author I just got to discover.
The blurb is interesting enough, my interest is piqued. This is a standalone story told in dual POV.

While reading, I devided this story into two parts; First part includes the teenage years of Reed and Harper and their first meeting.
Harper has big dreams of going to law scool, she’s a good girls and a hard worker. Meanwhile, Reed is sent to rural indian after landing in juvie.
They meet and the two start developing feelings falling for each other until, sadly, tragedy and circumstances break them apart.
Second part happens years later when Reed is back WITH a secret. Care to know more about the story? Give it a read

It’s a fun read with a great stoyline, heartbroking yet hearty at the same time. It has a  nice flow and it’s relatable as well.

I would totally recommend it!!



ARC Review: First Crush, Last Love – Elizabeth McKenna



Title: First Crush, last Love
Author: Elizabeth McKeena
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Second Chance
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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Remember your first crush? How your heart raced and your cheeks flushed whenever you saw him? Jessie Baxter does, and it’s happening again. Ten years ago, despite her best efforts, Lee Archer wanted to be just friends. Now, he wants more, but Jessie’s still recovering from a psycho ex-husband. Can she learn to trust again and make her first crush into her last love?
Elizabeth McKenna’s latest novel will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the happiness of true love.



This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

This is the first book I have read of Elizabeth‘s and i’m glad i did.
There are some serious subjects covered in this book including drinking, homosexuality, AIDS and abuse.

The book is devided into three parts:

  • Jessie’s senior year of high school
  • Jessie’s engagement and marriage after college
  • Jessie’s 10-year high school reunion


The first part shows Jessi and Lee as friends in high school. Although Jess is pinning for something more than just friendship, sadly her feelings arent returned.

The second  part of the story, got me mad at Jessie as Billy was taking advantage, disrespecting and belittling her while all she thought is “she can make her marriage work”, not to forget he’s a cheater.
Are you serious, woman? really? Clear signs on abuse were shoved right into her face and despite her friends and family warning her about it she still went on with it.

The final part was short yet cute and sweet. So glad Lee and Jessi finally made it together and found their long lost happiness.

The characters were charismatic and explained in great details. This a beautiful story of second chance at love.




ARC Review: My Unexpected – Lia Gilmore


Title: My Unexpected
Author: Lia Gilmore
Genre: YA, Contemporary romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017
Rating: ★★★☆☆/★★★★★
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Falling for someone can be so easy: you do it.
You don’t think about it rationally.
You think with your heart.
But, sometimes there is a big gap between what you want to happen and the reality: destiny plays with your life making things harder.
Maggie Reynolds is a college girl. She never thought she could fall in love.
The idea that someone could actually see her like a potential girlfriend started to fade in her mind.
She is quite shy, the girl who doesn’t want attention upon her.
Logan O’connor is a boy that is trying to make a dream come true.
He wants to be a pilot. He is bold, attractive and makes all the girls swoon.
Their meeting is funny and unpredictable.
Probably it’s from that very moment that their lives will change forever.
The ‘unexpected’ is right around the corner, and you can never be prepared. Especially if it is about love.

**MY UNEXPECTED is a stand alone, full-length contemporary romance. Due to sex scenes, a blonde witty heroine, and a too-hot to be true and surprising hero, it is recommended to readers ages 16 up.**


Hello everyone,

This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review

Today’s review is of our newest author Lia Gilmore who has just made her debut with this novel.

The story is told from a dual POV.
Maggie Reynolds a shy “nerdy” girl who meets (more like bumps into lol) her new classmate Logan O’Connor who’s dream is to become a pilot.

the story is cute yet I felt it’s kinda rushed most if the time, like when Maggie met Logan and suddenly she’s all jealous and hurt when he’s talking to other girls, and when they said the L word.

Maggie seems like a fun cute girl especially with her blushing. But she’s a weak character that there were moments where I was so frustrated with her.

Logan is described as this hot dude that girls would fell under his spell in a matter of seconds only to become a cheating jerk once he moves to the states because he so misses his long-distance girlfriend. what a terrible excuse!!

On another note, At the mention of any pilot from any other book, my mind totally imagines Miles Archer (from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover) is it just me? lol

This is the debut novel of a debut author whom I wish the best of luck in the future.


Review: Don’t Let Go – Sharla Lovelace



Title: Don’t Let Go
Author:  Sharla Lovelace
Genre: YA, Contemporary romance
Release Date: June 30th 2015
Rating: ★★☆☆☆/★★★★★
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Noah Ryan and Jules Doucette had spent every moment of their lives together, first as childhood best friends and later as young lovers. The two had their future all planned out—until one unspeakable decision tore them apart.
Twenty-six years later, Jules is living her life by someone else’s plan. She’s running her mother’s store, living in her mother’s house, following her mother’s rules, and keeping the secrets her mother made her bury.
Then Noah comes home, and any sense of order and structure flies out the window. Noah’s return does more than just stir up old memories—it also forces Jules to see her life in a whole new way and uncover secrets even she didn’t know were hidden. But can the power of first love triumph over years of pain and lies?




Hello my fellow bookworms,

Today’s review won’t be a cheerful one as per usual. This book has an interesting blurb which what lured me into reading it in the first place. But, it saddens me to say that I did not enjoy it as I thought I would.

I’m sorry, I absolutely dread giving low stars and negative reviews but I couldn’t finish this book.
Not that it was written horribly. in contrary, the writing is great but I couldn’t with the characters.

Jules/Julianna, a mother to a senior high schooler (Becca). She who couldn’t possibly act her age and as a mother. Some of her actions were stupid and sore to the brain.
Noah is pretty much the same. He left Jules as a teen. After 26 years, He’s back with a new fiancée and a baby on the way, yet he has this “hurt” and “angry” face whenever he looks at Jules with another man doing whatever.
They’re both 40 something yet behaving like children and don’t get me started with their hypocrisy and overbearing jealousy.. I just couldn’t.

Jules and Noah exchange throwing the blame at one another without owning up to their mistakes.
Needless to say I did not finish with the book, I stopped midway. It was getting hard and heavy for me to go through with it.