5 Years Later: A second Chance Romance Novel 

5 Years Later: A second Chance Romance Novel by London Casey & Jaxson Kidman5 Years Later: A second Chance Romance Novel by London Casey & Jaxson Kidman

I don’t know whether to like this book or to hate this book. It had so much going on that it left me with mixed feelings. I can’t really explain this book without giving away spoilers so this blog would be just my opinion of the book along with what little explanation I can fork out.

At the age of 13 the heroine meets the hero who was 15 at the time. They form this instant connection that would forever bide them together for the rest of their life. Or at the least the rest of the book.

After the age of 13, the hero would show up on the heroine’s birthday every 5 years apart. So the next time he shows up was her 18th then her 23rd then her 28th and finally her 33rd birthday. And everytime he do shows up he would drag her down with him.

Like a fool hung up on her first and only love, she would drop everything good in her life and run behind him. She would practically give everything up to spend a few days with him knowning but hoping that this time he would stay with her. But it always ends the same, him leaving her. And when he do leaves, he leaves her shattered and broken.

The book had a lot of flash backs going on so that readers would get the whole picture of how they met and what happened to make them they way they are. And there was some parts of the book I found disturbing and didnt know how the heroine could stand to handle it (especially the part with the hero’s brother’s wife) Thats a big no no for me. The only good part about this book is that you get to witness the struggles they both faced and how strong they came out of it a the end. It might have taken them years to realise what they had and how to fix it but all that really matters at the end is that they had each other at every turn in life.

Thank you so much for reading my review. Please make sure you pre-order my book “Never Forget You” on Amazon coming out on 4th July!

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Children Of Vice (Children Of Vice #1)

Children Of Vice (Children Of Vice #1) By J. J. McAvoyChildren Of Vice (Children Of Vice #1) By J. J. McAvoy

If you’re a big fan of J. J. McAvoy like I am then you would know what a big deal this book is. I was sitting patiently in a corner bitting my nails off, bidding time, waiting for this book to come out. And to my disappointment this book did not live up to it’s full potential. And I totally blamed that on myself. 

This book is a branch off from the Ruthless People Series which is basically four books put together giving us an insight on the parents. The ending of last year the final book for that series came out called Bloody Melody and I’ll have you know it was bloody good. You can read my review for that series by clicking on the links. Readers don’t have to read the first four books before reading this but I would advise to. 

I guess because of how much I enjoyed the parents story I was expecting more from their kids but honestly, it just showed how much their parents failed them. They were not as heartless nor ruthless like their parents and I can’t see where Melody and Liam went wrong with them.

The hero is the first son of the maifa and he is the head. I love how I can see glimpses of Liam, his father in him. The heroine is one of his small day crush who is wrongfully in jail and thinks that the hero’s family is to blame for her family’s death. With the help of the hero, the heroine is let out of jail after she was showed the truth of her family’s death and have to marry to hero (getting flash back on a little melody and liam here) The hero promises her revenge on the people who wronged her and that was exactly what he did; eventhough he went about with it through some unorthodox way.

I hated how throughout this book, the sister showed how spoil and winy she was. I felt like she wanted what was not hers to begin with and that everyone had to fall to her feet whenever she says to do so. I also hated how this book ended but that is the only reason why I’m anxiously awaiting the next book.

My favorite quote in this book was when they were explaining the hero’s parents to the heroine;

“..It’s a long story. If I started, I’d need at least four novels to finish…”

  There was also one or two scenarios that happened in this book that didn’t really settle well with me and had me cringing. I’m not too sure this series will be as great as the Ruthless People series was.

Thank you so much for reading my review. Please make sure you pre-order my book “Never Forget You” on Amazon coming out on 4th July!


A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3) by Meli RaineA Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3) by Meli Raine
This book is not a standalone and contains dark triggers that is not for the light hearted. You can read my review for both book 1 A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1) and book 2
A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2) by clicking on the links respectively. 

Unlike both book 1 and 2, where the author wrote each book in first person perspective, book 3 is written in dual point of view which is good in this book because readers get to feel the suspense and eagerness to find and help each other. Book 3 also picks up right where book 2 ends and a lot happens through out the book where the author tries to wrap up the storyline.

The hero is still in jail at the beginning and some time had passed since the heroine had been kidnapped. Feeling helpless, the hero doesn’t know who he can trust to go search for her but with connections in high places he was finally out; ready to do whatever it took to find her. 

Within this book, readers get to experience the lengths the hero was willing to go to find and protect the heroine not matter the cost, even if that cost is his life. We also get to find out why what happened 4 years ago happened and experience more betrayal from the people surrounding the heroine’s life who she thought could be trusted.

I think at this point in the storyline when the heroine was kidnapped, her father realizes his mistakes and did a 180 on the way he treats the heroine. Her mother on the other hand, needs a reality check and unlike the father she didn’t redeem herself as a good parent. She was one of those typical uptight people who cared more of what society thought of her than the happiness of her only daughter.

The ending of the book was kind of unbelievable and through me off. When reading it, I expected more out of the author than the ending of the book she gave us and how she resolved finding and saving the heroine was stupid.

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A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2) by Meli RaineA Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2) by Meli Raine
For those who didn’t read my previous blog where I reviewed book 1 A Harmless Game (Harmless #1) you can read it by clicking on the link. Book 2 cannot be read as a standalone; you must read book 1 first and each book contain dark triggers for some. This book is not for the kind hearted.

Book 2 picks off right where book 1 ends but the only difference is that it is written in the hero’s point on view. When I first read the blup for this book in Goodreads, I was actually going to skip over this book and read book 3 beacuse to my understanding this book was basically book 1 but in the hero’s perspective instead the heroine’s. Luckily, I was curious on what the hero was feeling after not seeing the heroine for 4 years. 

In this book, the heroine’s father announces his plan to run for president and the threats against the heroine continues. You get to witness both the hero and the heroine becoming closer and sharing their tragedies together. Also readers get to see how far the hero was ready to go to stand up for the heroine, unlike her parents. At some parts in the book, I was ready to wack the heroine in the head for her stubbornness. 

Her parents didn’t change their perspective of how to handle her situation and what annoyed me the most is the fact that the heroine’s father knew that one of the person helping him with his campaign is the person who attacked his daughter 4 years ago and he still didnt back out of their deal. As for her mother, lets not get started. Atleast readers can tell that the father had some concerns for the heroine.

Almost halfway through the book, the hero is portrayed as a obsessive ex-boyfriend and was fired as the heroine’s bodyguard leaving her unprotected in the hero’s eyes. The tables were turned on the hero and he was the one taking the fall for texting those threatening things to the heroine and cutting her brakes in book 1. 

The book ends in a cliffhanger where the hero was thrown in jail.

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A Harmless Little Game (Harmless 1)

A Harmless Little Game (Harmless 1) by Meli RaineA Harmless Little Game (Harmless 1) by Meli Raine
I don’t know what I thought this book would’ve been about when I read the blurb but this book have some dark themes that may not be for the kind hearted. I’m not usually one to read books with these triggers but after reading book 1, I became curious and had to turn my heart to stone to read the sequel. Didn’t I meantioned there were 2 more books after this one? No? Well yeah, I was just as suprised myself when I reached the ending just to find it with a cliffhanger.

The heroine in this book is the daughter of a senator and when she was eighteen she went through a life changing trauma that led her to be locked away in a psychiatric hospital on an island far way for 4 years. During those 4 years she had no connection with the outside world and everything that she did was monitored and reported back to her father.

The book begins with her finally being released and she realized how much had changed in her life. Her closest friends had turn against her and lied about what happened that night. Her boyfriend at that time, who did nothing to help was now her own personal bodyguard. The nurse who looked over her when she was in the hospital swore that she said everything was consensual. What’s even worst her parents did nothing!

Upon being released, the heroine made it her mission to destroy the lives of the guys who did her wrong. What she wasnt counting on was the sparks she still felt for her ex-boyfriend, the hero. But after she found out some truth about that tragic night concerning the hero, they became “inseparableish” 

Suddenly, she began getting threatening texts from her attackers and someone had cut the brakes from her car causing her to end up in an accident that almost cost her her life. When they did an investigation, it came back as a set up. A set up where it seemed as if the heroine was still unstable; sending those texts to herself from a burner phone and fingerprints showing that it was she who cut her own brakes.

My Thoughts;

  • Let me begin with voicing my opinion about the heroine’s parents. If I ever had parents like that, being in a mental hospital was not where you would’ve found me but in prison! For killing them. What kind of parent locks away their child after being raped and not find vengeance for them? If it was my daughter, I would’ve been to hell and back to bring justice to her, to hell with what the papers were portraying her as.
  • And lets not get started with the fact that every little thing that happened they would cast her aside and had the jet fuel ready to send her back to the island, when really and trully she was ready to face the world but they were the ones who couldnt accept the tragedies she had to go through.
  • The hero is everything I would be looking for in a guy. At the beginning when I thought he was he one to hurt the heroine I wanted nothing to do with him and cursed the heroine for easily still having feelings for him.
  • I don’t know whether to applaud the author for this book or scrunch my nose up at her for creating such darkness.  
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Cole (Bachelor of the Ridge #3)

Cole (Bachelor of the Ridge #3) Karla Sorensen Cole (Bachelor of the Ridge #3) By Karla Sorensen 

This book was an intense read. Readers get to experience the hardship both the characters faced and how much love can trully prevail over time and struggles once it’s right. This book is told in dual point of view and there are snippets of flashback which gives insight to the relationship of the hero and the heroine’s past together. 

The hero and the heroine had both met in a very funny circumstance when they were really young and from the moment the hero laid eyes on the heroine he knew she was it for him. A year later they were married and you’d think they live happily ever after like so many romance book out there but they didn’t.

Like most marriages, they had their ups and downs but most of their downs were over the fact that they were trying to start a family and for some reason the heroine can’t get pregnant. They both are fertile but were unfortunate to become pregnant. 

The hero, who was the most understating man in the world, didn’t care for having children on their own and would try to convince the heroine that they can always adopt. The heroine felt less of a woman over not being able to give the hero a child and their constant argument over it made her one day decided that she cannot take no more and leave the hero. The hero thought that she just needed time but was suprised when he was served with divorce papers and not a stitch of explanation from the heroine. 

Now fast forward seven years later, the heroine is moving back to their hometown because her little sister is pregnant and the father wants nothing to do with it. What’s even worst is that not only is her sister pregnant but she’s also having twins! Moving back to seeing her sister’s stomach round with children and seeing the hero at a supermarket bring back all the emotions she tried running away from.

With her sister playing match making, the hero and the heroine meet again but will this time be a beautiful disaster like the last one? You’ll have to read to find out.

My Thoughts;

  • First off, I have to praise the author for doing a fabulous job with this book.
  • I have to address the heroine’s parents! What kind of parents treat their children like that? I thought most parents will be happy knowing that their chirldren are happy but I felt like her parents were the devil. They were the root to all the hero’s and heroine’s marital arguments and the heroine was blinded to see it.
  • I have to find me a guy just like the hero. Many time, throughout this book, I wanted to flush the heroine’s head in the toilet and thief the hero from her. She was such an annoying character and I couldn’t see what the hero saw in her.
  • Fingers crossed that there is a book about her sister. She was such a fun character and I wish she too have a happy ever after.
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Satan’s Son MC Boxset (Book 3)

Reapers's Redemption (Satan's Son MC#3) Simone EliseReapers’s Redemption (Satan’s Son MC#3) By Simone Elise

I did the review for book 1 and 2 for this boxset and like I said in the previous review, I would advise to read the first two before reading this review. All the books are connected and each book cannot be read as a standalone.

After some contemplation on my previous reviews, I think I may have made some mix up somewhere along the line. Since I read the entire boxset in one sitting it seemed as one very long storyline to me and I cannot remember 100% what happened in each book. I must say however, that the last two books in this series was very long and had more than one storyline.

But I definitely remembered that book 3 had some triggers for readers who are sensitive to certain dark themed books. 

The heroine had not too long give birth to her and the hero’s baby when she was kidnapped by one of the hero’s rival who he accidentally killed his wife (wrong place at the wrong time). The hero was furious and he tried everything to get her back but throughout this book he struggles with finding her, his position with the MC and being a father.

In her time being kidnapped, the heroine faces with some events that is not easy on anyone. Her kidnapper plays a game of Russian Roulette with her and by the time the hero saves her, she feels she’s damaged beyond repair with all the things she had to go through.

My Thoughts

  • This book shows you how the hero and the heroine’s relationship changed. It’s no longer a dysfunctional one but it became more stable. I guess thats what marriage and kids do to you. It makes you more mature.
  • I loved that the heroine’s twin sister stepped up into mother role despite what happened to her when she was 18. I’m also pleased that eventhough he heroine was not there she still looked out for her husband.
  • I felt that the author began getting very tedious in the last two books. 
  • This book really messed me up. I hated that I wasnt told from the beginning that there was triggers involved. I honestly thought it was a normal MC biker book. Boy was I in for a surprise.
  • The author did a terrible way of showing the hero’s and the heroine’s relationship. I don’t think they even had a relationship to begin with. They were off more than on.

Because of the events that happened to the heroine I’m force not rate this badly.

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Bound By Hatred (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #3) 

Bound By Hatred Cora Reilly Bound By Hatred (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #3) By Cora Reilly

I cannot remember if I did the review for book 1 of this series but I remembered reading it like it was yesterday and that’s saying something since I read atleast a book a day. So remembering it should say how much I liked book 1.

Book 1 sparked me to read this book since the characters in book 1 and 3 correlates. I would advise reading book 1 before this book. Book 2, however is on the back burner to read since I’m not that invested in the characters. 

This book series is basically an arranged marriage between two different mafia household. 

In this book both the hero and the heroine knows each other and are in-laws since the heroine’s sister marries the hero’s brother in book 1.

The heroine is head strong and she refuse to marry into the mafia although she was born into the mafia. She refused to adhear to the rules and laws of the mafia and wish that she can have a life of her own; one that has nothing to do with the mafia. She wanted to be a modern day woman and have her freedom to do whatever she pleases and the life that her father wants for her is nothing close to that.

The hero first sees her when she was a young girl and didnt pay her any attention since she was scrawny in his eyes. When his brother is set to marry her sister years later, they meet again and to his suprise she had blossomed into a beautiful woman. Her fiery spirit lite something in him and he knew from the forbidden kiss they shared that she had to be his. 

When the heroine learns of their marriage she becomes furious and plans to run away. With the help of her sister she manages to say hidden for 6 months. That is until the hero finds her in an apartment in Europe with another guy.

caught

Ohh how the steams was pouring through his ear. Of course the guy she got caught with was killed on the spot and she was taken back to her father who was ashamed and disappointed with her. But more surprisingly the hero still wanted her and that very same day she became his wife.

She began living the life she had sworn she would never be apart of. Eventually and unexpectedly she became accustomed to it. Obviously it didnt hurt that she and her husband had chemistry. Of course she refused to be apart of it and refused to acknowledge that she belonged to this life she hates so much.

I loved the hero. He was such a cuddle bear behind the maifa and not once did he ever hid the fact that he loved the heroine. He never once backed down with a fight for her.

The heroine to me was very winy and I hated her behivor. I kept wanting to slap the shit out of her and scream  at her to wake up and see what she has with the hero is special.

All in all a great read.

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Flesh and Blood (Dixie Mafia Series #1) 

Flesh and BloodFlesh and Blood (Dixie Mafia Series #2) By Cynthia Ryne 

I must admit that this book was an accidental download but I enjoyed it regardless. I was going to read book 2, Blood in the water but accidentally clicked on this book. Both books can be read as a stand alone.

The book starts off with the heroine being dealt with a rough patch in her life. She was going down in a rollercoaster and didnt see it going up anytime soon. There was not light at the end of the tunnel for her nor no umbrella to shelter her from the dark clouds looming over her. She was out of both a job and money. Recently she felt as if someone was following her which she chalked up to being paranoid.

Her father, who was nothing more than a sperm donor and a scum, had borrowed money from the mafia and skipped town. They came knocking on her door one night and “kidnap”her.  

There she meets the hero who was apart of the mafia and the man her father had borrowed the money from. He had taken a liken to her but after the lost of his wife, many years ago he vowed never to fall him love again. So he blacklisted the entire town from her so that she, the heroin wouldn’t have any job and would have no other option than to become the hero’s mistress and nothing more.

But we all could guess what happens next.

I didnt like that the hero was way older than the heroine but the way the book was written they didnt really touch on the age difference that much; so thats a plus. I hated that the hero gave her the option to become his mistress but turned around to make sure no one in town would hire her, not much of an option if you ask me. I would’ve moved to another town or something since she had a rough upbringing with her mother being her father’s “mistress” but I guess money do talk. There is also a part where the hero admits something from his past and I thought at the epilogue he would’ve went to visit that past or that the author might bring it up again in the storyline but didnt and I was a let  down by that. You’ll obviously have to read the book to know what I’m talking about but when you, tell me if you think the same. 

Aside from that it was a great read but I felt the ending was a bit rushed and could’ve used something more.

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Arrogant Master (Arrogant #2)

Arrogant Master 2Arrogant Master ( Arrogant #2) By Winter Renshaw

If you go into this book expecting to read a BDSM genre then this book is not even remotely close to that life style. Reading the blurb, I thought that it was some dark BDSM type of book but truly it was the opposite. The author did try to touch on light BDSM but it was not as intense as I thought it would be.

If you didnt read book 1,  like myself then dont worry because you get snippet of pieces on what book 1 is about since this storyline takes place at the same time book 1 is taking place.

The heroine’s family is a polygamist, her father has three wives and they take their polygamist lifestyle very seriously and religiously. The heroine however do not believe in their way of living and plans to escape from her family with her youngest sister as soon as said sister graduates from High School.

Her plans were set back when a boy from her church who she fools around with as a rebellion unknowly against her father decides that he wants to marry her and has her as his first wife. He threatens to tell her father about their secret relationship if she does not agree to marry him.

In preparation for her upcoming wedding, the heroine convinces her father to let her go to the city to find a job so that when she marries she can have a little money to fall back on. But she plans to use that money for her great escape. Only to find out that the day of her job interview was the day before she thought and misses her opportunity of having a job.

Defeated, she goes to a bar where she meets a stranger and lies to him which resulted in her getting a job. But there was one misunderstanding, the stranger(hero) was looking for a submissive and he thought she was one. And the heroine thought she was becoming his assistant. 

The hero tries to be an arrogant asshole which he fails to be. Something about the heroine makes him feel things that he thought were long dead in him and he refuses to acknowledge that he was falling for her. He was a perfect gentleman aside from when he tries to push the heroine away and always telling her that what they have is not a relationship; it is just sex.

I liked the heroine, I like her willingness to do whatever it was to get her sister out of that stifling home atmosphere. I loved that she didnt leave her sister to deal with whatever her family had thrown at her to deal with by herself. I loved that eventhough she was employed as a submissive she still stood her ground and stand up for herself against the hero.

A great read! Might read book 3.

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