Delilah Palmer has
control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth just
below the surface. A façade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her
childhood. She’s made a good life for herself, became a lawyer, and is
free from the tortured past that haunts her daily. Until he comes along
and breaks open the cracks.
Nathan Thorne has a past of his own.
On the surface he is loved by all, personable, extroverted; everything
Delilah isn’t. Hidden beneath is a dark and tormented man that only
Delilah has to power to unveil.
Crammed in a small office
together they see through each other’s masks, and the draw becomes too
much, igniting an explosive relationship. Holloway and Holloway Law has a
strict non-fraternization policy, forcing them to conceal their breach.
Despite their efforts, separation becomes impossible, deceptions
escalate, and Nathan has trouble coping; teetering on the edge of being
overtaken by his past demons.
What secrets does he harbor that
could keep him from giving in? What keeps him from healing and moving
forward? And Delilah, where does she fit into all this turmoil?
they accept love and deal with all the trials that come their way when
secrets are exposed? Or will they fall through the cracks of their pasts
and be consumed by all that haunts them?
K.I. Lynn spent her life in
the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to
writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their
stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen.
It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.
she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her
diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and
characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas
faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world
domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s
First 30-50 Pages were a real turn off; after that it was quite engaging. I can't fully explain why those initial pages are such a turn-off, but they really were. I was actively fighting against the book in the beginning. It's not like there was huge amounts of world building like in PNR/UF (this is a contemporary romance) but maybe it was even Abby herself that just soured me in the beginning. While reading about 'stars' and rockers can be fun, this book does show the other side of the coin and the dark underbelly of fame.
Loved the male lead, but still don't fully understand his choices. Their (because really both H/h made wonky choices) odd choices really was the largest reason (other than the first few dozen pages) that this is only a 4♥ rather than a 5♥ read. Really frustrated at the female lead, Abby. Like beyond frustrated, I wanted to put a bag over her head and have a few rounds to smack some sense into her. Uber frustrated! Did NOT like her choices, her complacency, and how she always buried her head in the sand at what was actually going on.
I wish the epilogue was a bit 'beefier' and that the romance was steamier. Had either of those been upgraded, it might have won back ½ a ♥. I wanted to see more of the romance, more between the sheets, and maybe even (I usually don't say this) a little less realism. Even in a 'real' romance I like to see some almost fairy tale love, or at least have a few more moments of 'melt' than I got. To take a page out of Spinal Tap's book, I wish they had turned this up to an "11". And a quick word regarding the chapter names, each a Beatles song. That, given Abby's personality and character, and how they related to that chapter- pure brilliance. Really well-done aspect of this book.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun contemporary romance with a little less kink, more vanilla, and a musical/celebrity vibe. It does fit that bill, and was entertaining.
I received this title for free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
Preston Mitchell, undercover DEA agent, has led a life of danger and obscurity. Knowing his job would never allow a normal relationship, he’s never opened himself up to any woman...that is until the lovely Avery Middleton stumbles into his life.
To the outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family, connections and a great job. But on the inside, she’s
miserable. Her social life is in the dumpster, the kooky gal next door has some zany plans for her and her selfish mother drives Avery to the point of insanity. Her only salvation is to get out of Charleston and start a new life. So that’s precisely what she does. She moves to Seattle and steps right into the path of hot and sexy, Preston.
Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. But she’s not alone. She has a gorgeous DEA agent protecting her and suddenly finds herself irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston carries more than his share of mental baggage, courtesy of his job. His covert missions have put him in places and situations he can barely stand to think about. Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to happen between them. But can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?
Boy oh boy, was Preston hot. Make that boiling. Scorching.
Molten lava kind of hot. Messy dark brown, slightly wavy hair
that was not long but not short either. And, oh what a mouth he
had. His mouth made me want to jump on board and ride that
train for life. His lips were the perfect kind of full and every so
often, he’d run his tongue across them and I’d automatically
squirm. His face was pure angular perfection...high cheekbones
with those slight hollows beneath them, that were the perfect
shape to accommodate my lips. But those eyes...my oh my.
They were golden brown, like coffee with lots of cream. I could
only imagine what they looked like right when he was...
Cheezits Ava, get your head out of the bedroom!
“Wouldn’t you agree Ava?” my brother was asking me.
I shook my head and swallowed. “I’m sorry, what did you
“We were talking about the weather here in the summer and I
was saying how much more pleasant it is than in Charleston?”
“Oh, yes it is.” Was my voice breathy sounding, or was it my
Preston was wearing jeans that rode low on his hips. They
were tight and he had a superior set of buns. What would I pay
to see those babies?
“Ava? What do you think?” someone asked.
“Buns!” I blurted out.
“Excuse me?” Caroline, my sister-in-law, asked.
Holy Toledo, did I just say buns out loud? What the hell
“Fun! Anything sounds fun!” I quickly said.
“Ava, you look a little flushed. Are you sure you’re feeling
“Hot! I mean no, I’m fine.” I looked across the room and
my face totally flamed. Everyone was staring at me. I had
unbuttoned my blouse and was fanning myself. I’d noticed that
Preston had a gloriously hot tattoo of a sideways cross on his
arm. I think I needed to go home.
“So Avery, where are you staying?” Caroline asked.
“Oh, I’m at the Four Sexy. Seasons! I mean the Four
Oh dear God, I need to get my act together here.
As their story continues, Calvin and Caledonia find themselves madly in love, on the run, and nearly out of money. When Cal stumbles upon a way to cash in on Cali’s powers, their life on the road becomes a life of leisure. Despite the easy money and new found luxury, Caledonia’s conscience begins to trouble her.
A disturbing warning only serves to confirm her misgivings, making her question her purpose in life. Finally, a shocking discovery about the true nature of her powers points the way forward, sending the two Cals on a dangerous rescue mission.
Caledonia tries her best to right the wrongs of the past, but will she only end up provoking new and even more dangerous enemies?
Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.
Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.
Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.
He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?
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Description of Eden:
Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.
It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King's Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.
In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround
Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and
About the Author
Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other indie authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she’s not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town of Orangeville, Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.
Synopsis of Cautious (Disastrous #2):
Marcus and Mia share a LOVE stronger than others, but their relationship was built on LIES and deceit.
Cautiously they continue to struggle for what they desire more than anything, each other.
Though, that comes with a price … one that involves more HEARTBREAK and deception.
Can they survive another disastrous path? Is their love strong enough to defeat all the obstacles, all of the BETRAYAL?
Not all broken relationships are repairable, but Marcus and Mia try their hardest to fight for themselves and for each other.
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E.L. Montes lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their English
bulldog. She has a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and works
full-time as a paralegal. She always loved writing and finally placed
time aside to debut her first novel, Disastrous, in the fall of 2012.