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On Every Street (The Artist Trilogy #0.5) by Karina Halle

On Every Street
On Every Street by Karina Halle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOLY HELL WHAT DID I JUST READ?

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REVENGE

DESIRE

OBSESSION

PAIN

all packed into 262 pages. Fucking…Epic.

He lied. I lied. Any love that starts out under a lie is bound to kill you

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And so it begins…I am glad that I decided to read this first before starting the trilogy. If the other three are anything like this one I am in for a roller coaster of a ride!

Immediately I feel in love with Eden. Driven by revenge she sought out the man that disfigured her a child only to be driven into the arms of his right hand man Javier.

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I felt like I was offering my vagina up on a wooden platter. Talk about heading into the unknown.

As a member of the Mexican drug cartel he is vicious, intense and well intense is the best word for him. He is strikingly handsome but deadly and Eden knows she must tread softly around this one but her body and heart are making her do just the opposite.

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“I could never forget your voice. You sound like an angel who’s gotten her wings dirty.”

Together they are a ticking time bomb full of lies and deceit waiting to explode, leaving just ashes and heartache behind.

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“You know.” he began, voice low and full, “if you were to ever leave me, I’d come looking for you on every street.”

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Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Windy Higgins

Sweet Peril
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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*GASP* THAT. WAS. SO. GOOD! 5++++++++++++++ Suspenseful, Beautiful Stars!

“Anna…the night of the summit, when you were saved, it was the only time in my life I’ve thanked God for anything.”

Ok so I stayed up to the wee hours finishing this one. I admit the first half of the book I was dying to see more Anna and Kaiden BUT wow the last half was sooooooo worth it.

Anna travels the world with her friend Kope and with help from her dad to find allies to one day stand against the Dukes with hopes to get their lives and souls back.

Meanwhile she is still very ruined and heartbreakon over Kaiden’s absense and isolation towards her. Until her dad sends her to LA to ally with Kaiden and Blake and whew the sparks fly!

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Let’s just say that she has A LOT more control than I do.

We stood there, facing each other. Too much was between us, pulling us together, at the same time as it pushed us apart. Our need for each other would always be in constant battle with our need to keep the other safe.

The ending had me on pins and needles. I am soooooo stoked and sad I have to wait to read the final installment! THANK YOU WENDY!

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Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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UGH my heart goes out for these two…4.5 BEAUTIFUL AMAZING STARS

Only reason I didn’t give this a 5 is the ending ruined me. It left me hanging….bad.

About Anna White

Oh sweet Anna daughter of the Duke of Substance Abuse (ok I actually laughed when I read that.) Love her. She is really an angel, sweet and naive at times. She has no idea of her nephilium background until she meets her Kaiden the son of the Duke of Lust I might add. She has only one true friend Jay that I could have swore was gay at first.

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About Kaiden Rowe

“He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy.” – Anna Whitt

I couldn’t have said it better.

He is the son of Lust…literally so there is no wonder every woman on the planet wants to bonk him. He is also a drummer for the band Lascivious which only adds hot points. He is confident and mysterious…he is the love of Anna’s life. AND, not to put him over the top, HAS A BRITISH ACCENT!

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Soooo when Kaiden suggests taking Anna across country to visit her father and a dying nun…yep you guessed it sparks are bound to fly and hearts are bound to get broken. Kinda reminds me of the song “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus (yes the one where she is naked in the video lol).

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was break me
Yeah, you wreck me

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“There was nothing healthy about desperately wanting something you couldn’t have.”
-Anna”

I admit the ending left a bad taste in my mouth.

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I am hoping and praying that the second installment in this series will give me more Kaiden and Anna :(, but all in all what a beautiful story Wendy. I can’t wait to get my hands on the other two.

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Origin (Lux Series #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

Origin
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5+++++ Wonderful, Crazy, Suspenseful it doesn’t get any better than this STARS!!!!!!

OMG what just happened? Jen wow that was my favorite by far, but there is one little itty bitty teeny weeny problem…..

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HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER WHAT A CLIFHANGER!!!!!! Damn you woman! Lol

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That kiss broke me down and then rebuilt me. His kiss…well, it made me.
He made me
And because of that, I knew it went both ways. He made me. And I made him.

I really can’t go into detail about this story without making my fingers numb with spoiler tags. All I can say is there is a lot of Katy and A LOT of Daemon (insert nakedness) as well as suspense, drama, laughter and anguish. As well as plenty of luxens, arums and you get to meet the orgins (aka special snowflakes).

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SooooooOOOOOooooooo Jen do me a big favor and get those little fingers working on the next book!!! I’m going to pee my pants I’m so ready for it!

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Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) by J.A. Redmerski

Killing Sarai
Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Crazy Explosive Beautiful Stars!!!

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From the author of my all time favorite book The Edge of Nenver comes a shocking romantic thriller that leaves you staying up till the wee hours of the night not wanting to put it down! What a roller coaster ride!!!

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One can not help but be drawn to Sarai from the beginning. Her strength and beauty captivate you. Such a beautiful story filled with action and suspense that only Redmerski can deliver.

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Beautiful but defeated and damaged. Damaged for the rest of her life and no amount of emotional mutilation will ever fully give her back her innocence. The girl is a ticking time bomb, a danger to herself and very possibly to others. I wasn’t sure before, but now I know that she is more unstable than I ever could have imagined. And because she is so skilled at hiding it, not only from me but also from herself, she is more dangerous than I am. I am discipline. Sarai is rage.

Victor is hardass at first being used to not showing emotion. He is a hardcore killer but cannot find it in him to kill Sarai. She melts his barrier, she is lava to his ice.

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I stand silent and still at the arched entryway leading into the piano room. And I watch her unlike I’ve ever watched her before. She owns me in this moment.

woohoooo!!!!

I am soooooo greatly anticipating reading the second installment in The Company of Killers installment.

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Dark Desire (Touched by You #1) by Emily Jane Trent

Dark Desire
Dark Desire by Emily Jane Trent
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In the few seconds he stood gazing at her beauty, he battled with himself. His urges, he knew from experience, could be overpowering. The last thing he wanted was to scare away this delicate butterfly he had temporary captured.

WOW NOW WHAT A WAY TO START A BOOK!!!!!….but what the hell happened the second half?????

I seriously had a case of dejavu in this story. I was praying “please be a vampire, please be a vampire, please be a vampire…sigh…but alas he was a RICH DOMINEERING BILLIONAIRE…BOOOOO That ship has sailed a long time ago! Ok Ok so has vampires but they at least have immortality to look forward to hehe.

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Emily did nail it on the head when she described Tanner… *swoon*. Dark hair, blue eyes…..LOVE LOVE LOVE when I get to showcase my favorite…Ian Somerhalder….sigh.

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I mean helloooooo stalk much????

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I really really really wanted to give this 5 stars but I’m exhausted with the 20 something virgins and the rich handsome bachelors. I have not given up hope with this series though because Emily has a way of captivating her audience even in a novella.

Crossing fingers here.

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The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #2) by Jessica Sorensen

4 + Beautiful, Painful stars!!!!

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“I need the world to stop being such an ugly place full of hurt. I need to wake up and really believe everything will be okay instead of just hoping it will be.  I want to be one of the lucky ones that have a good life.”

Wow this book got me.  So much pain and heartache.  A beautiful story of how two people find that with each other they can overcome the pain.

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Callie actually surpsied me with her strength in this one.  She was able to be Kayden’s rock and help him overcome his own demons.

“Don’t get to close it’s dark inside…” the lyrics of Demons by Imagine Dragons kept playing in my mind. “I can’t escape this now unless you show me how”…

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Make someone understand that you understand them no matter what it takes

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My only complaint was I thought the ending was a little dull.  I hope to know more about the outcome of Kayden’s dad and Caleb.

All in all a GREAT read and I CAN’T WAIT for the next one!!!

Elysian (Celestra #8) by Addison Moore

Elysian
Elysian by Addison Moore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It took me a long time to read this book. I guess you could say I was savoring it.

Addison again your words haunt me, seep into me where I can not feel or think of anything else.

Skya actually warmed up to me in this one. Again I think Logan and Gage are pathetic in following her around like a puppy dog but the moments they shared was bitter sweet.

Marshall on the other hand……..YIKES that man is sexy as hell.

Sadly I feel this series should have ended a few books ago. I am looking forward to the adult series to follow (I know I’m a gluten for punishment). I blame Marshall.

Can’t wait to read more about Laken and Coop in their series as well.

Thank you Allison for an outstanding series!

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Crimson Footprints II: New Beginnings by Shawanda Pugh

Crimson Footprints II: New Beginnings
Crimson Footprints II: New Beginnings by Shewanda Pugh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Was graciously given this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.

4 awesome fantastic stars

I will admit when I read the book description I was a little skeptical. Yes I felt sorry for Lizzie in book one but I didn’t know if I would be able to connect with her…..well I was wrong.

First it starts off with Tony. He is a eleven year old runaway that Deena soon discovers is her brother Anthony’s forgotten child. Tak and Deena adopt him but they struggle to all fit into the roll of “happy family”.

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“Well, he’s your son now. For better or worse. And as I’ve found, we often must get through the worst with ours sons to enjoy the best.”

Meet Lizzie Hammond. She is beautiful, she is moody, she is a prostitute and a drug addict. She is also Deena sister and Tak and Kenji’s sister in law

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Now we know Kenji Tanaka from book one but he was just a kid. He is still struggling to fit into the architectural world. When Lizzie walks in his office one afternoon he decides to ask her to the movies and had no idea he would be a addict too. Addicted to her.

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After Lizzie gets out of rehab Kenji insists that she move in with him. Their romance blossoms BUT yep you guessed it…the family hates it! You will love reading how these two work it out.

You get plenty of past characters in this book as well as feel Deena’s struggles of dealing with her past demons.

Love the character development in this one. Will look forward to future reads from Shewanda.

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Crimson Footprints New Beginnings I by Shawanda Pugh

Crimson Footprints
Crimson Footprints by Shewanda Pugh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Got this ARC from Read It & Reap for a fair and honest review. Thank you Shewanda Pugh for giving me the opportunity

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4.5 Awesome Stars!!!

You all know the story. Two people meet and fall in love. But what if society told you that you could never be together…

If you were Deena Hammond and Takisum Tankaka you save to hell with the world and do it anyway!!!!

Meet Deena Hammond. A insecure biracial woman from a very strong rooted African American family. She is struggling to find her place in the family and has always felt out of place.

She is beautiful.
She was free
She was Deena.

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Now meet Tak. He is from a very successful Japanese family. He is an artist. He is confident. He is blown away by Deena and can’t get her out of his mind.

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They cannot resist the pull to each other so start a fly by the seat of your pants love affair and hide it from Tak’s father (aka Deena’s boss) for three years.

But what if a hidden love affair was not enough? Do they risk everything to be together?

“I love you, Dee. I’ve never doubted that you were the woman for me.”

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Well done Shewanda Pugh. I loved the different POVs as well as they vulnerability you can show in your characters. You will hate them one chapter and feel sorry for them in the next.

Can’t wait to start reading book two!!!!

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