Kissing Princeton Charming (The Princeton Charming Series Book 1) by Frankie Love and C.M. Seabrook

A Bookworm Review by Ana

Kissing Princeton Charming

Contemporary Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

Life is not always a fairytale…

Have a look at the blurb:

Things just got royally complicated!

We have reputations for a reason.
His?
Spencer Beckett: Princeton Charming. Ivy League Playboy. Rich AF.
Hers?
Charlotte Hayes: Campus sweetheart. Virgin. Working her booty off to get through this last semester.
When a bet pushes these two together it’s fire and ice … and Charlotte is melting. Fast. But Charlotte has a chip on her shoulder. She doesn’t believe that fairy tales exist in the real world.
One kiss tells her this is a bad idea.
Two kisses tells her he’s too good to be true.
Three kisses and she’s royally screwed.
Spencer Beckett might be everyone else’s Prince Charming but can he sweep this princess off her feet?
** Kissing Princeton Charming is book one of a four book series releasing January 2019

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#MyReview:

Can you imagine the way I was feeling when I received a new message from these authors saying that they had a secret project and they wanted my input on it?? I was super excited about it and couldn’t start it fast enough. Who would have thought that this simple Portuguese girl, that used to hate reading would be enjoying this so much.
Frankie Love and C.M. Seabrook has been in my book life for a while now and I can’t wait to meet them in person…
Kissing Princeton Charming is their latest release and tells the stories of Spencer and Charlie.
Spencer is fed up with the life he has. Being born into a rich family, a politician family is exhausting and he’s fed up with all the lies and appearances… He’s grieving his brother´s death and that isn’t easy. He’s cocky and because of his smooth ways he has a peculiar nickname. When he attends a boring and fake as hell party he couldn’t take his eyes from…
Charlie is feisty that always speaks what’s on her mind. She doesn’t take shi*** from no-one not even from Princeton Charming… Secretly she has a thing for him but she can pursue it.
She needs to work to be able to pay her bills, so her days are filled with studying and working…
I’m mad. I mean happy that this books was amazing but mad because it ended…. I want more… Like right now…
Perfect plot, superb writing full of feelings, emotions and desire.
The chemistry these two share is beautiful despite the bumpy start.
How can two different souls merge? How can you know you’re worth fighting for?
Reading this book was a pleasure. There were some bumps on the road but that only proved to me that this was going to be a masterpiece.
Page after page and I was getting even more addicted to this story. And we have some pretty hot stuff into the mix as well.
Seriously guys? You couldn’t give me the all story? No… You just needed to torture me a bit…
Please give the rest of the story because you guys have some explaining to do…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Frankie Love

Frankie Love writes sexy stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in
love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.
You can find her at FRANKIELOVE.NET or on FB.
Frankie also writes under the pen names CHARLIE HART.

❤️Get ready to fall in love … you deserve it!❤️

All of Frankie’s books are stand-alones with happily-ever-afters! Promise!
The Mountain Man’s Babies series is most fun read in this order: TIMBER, BUCKED, WILDER, HONORED, CHERISHED, BUILT, CHISELED & HOMEWARD!
The LAS VEGAS BAD BOYS are most fun read in this order: ACE, KING, McQUEEN, and JACK.
The LOS ANGELES BAD BOYS are most fun read in this order: CASH, HOLDEN, JUDE.
The Mountain Man series is most fun read in this order: CLAIMED, ORDERED, WIFED, EXPLORED!
The Mountain Prince series is most fun read in this order: COURTED, CHARMED, CROWNED

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C.M. Seabrook is the author of Fighting Blind, Melting Steel, and Moody, as well as the Amazon bestselling fantasy romance Cara’s Twelve, the Therian Agents paranormal romance series, and co-author of the Mated by Magic series.

When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s most likely spending time with her family, cooking, singing, or racing between soccer, hockey and karate practices. She’s living her own happily ever after with her husband of fifteen years and their two daughters.

She loves creating new exciting characters – from sexy, bad boy alphas, to the passionate, fiery women who love them.

Canadian born and bred, she started life in Edmonton, Alberta, and now resides in London, Ontario. She attended Western University where she graduated with an Honors degree in Anthropology.

Her guilty pleasures include red wine, pasta, binge watching Starz originals, and hanging out with her rescue pup, Jaxx.

She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at cm.seabrook.books@gmail.com

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Dark Castle (The Dazzling Court Book 1) by Fawn Bailey

A Bookworm Review by Ana

Dark Castle

Dark Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

Sometime a fairytale is not what you thought it would be…

Have a look at the blurb:

Forget white knights, bring on the dark princes! This is a truly dark fairytale. I hope you have your magic wand at the ready… you’re going to need it! – Jade West, USA Today bestselling author

From USA Today bestselling author Isabella Starling writing as Fawn Bailey, a contemporary, dark fairytale trilogy filled with luxury, lies and seduction.

Once upon a time, a prince stole my heart. But that wasn’t enough for him. He wants to own me, and I’m more than eager to kneel for him. Being the heir to a kingdom, Prince Olivier Bellamy has all the gold I’ve ever dreamed of… and getting married to him is the only way for me to save myself and my loved ones.

Unfortunately, the battle for his heart won’t be easy. A royal competition for Prince Olivier means I’m going up against twelve other girls – and they are as beautiful as they are ruthless. But I’m not going down without a fight. I’m not Amber Jonathan, poor little girl from the wrong side of the tracks anymore. I’m finally ready to wear the crown. And I’ll do anything to get it.

But not everything is as it seems at the royal court. Dark secrets, castle intrigue and hidden twists await me on my journey to the throne. And soon enough, I realize Prince Olivier isn’t the only royal interested in my hand…

Someone else wants more than just his ring on my finger. The royal bast*rd, Bruno, will stop at nothing to put his heir inside me. And just when I think I have the money in my pocket, and Olivier wrapped around my little finger, the rules change… and the games truly begin.

Dark Castle is the first book in The Dazzling Court trilogy. Amber’s story continues in Wicked Prince and Ever After.

 

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#MyReview: 

When I started to read this book I was super nervous and excited. I’ve read the prequel, Rich Man’s Toy and you must read it first. It will enlighten your mind for what’s about to come.
Fawn Bailey is the queen of darkness. Her books will grab your attention from the first page and you will only put it down once the book is over. Trust me.
Dark Castle continues to tell Olivier and Amber’s stories.
These two met in a party, given in Amber’s name and the chemistry they shared…. Oh boy…
After that, months had passed until the day AMber recieved an invitation…
I’m stunned. I’m speechless… Dayum this book… And I’m mad… Mad because it’s over and the thought of having to wait too long to get the next book… Ugh… I need it. And fast.
Superb plot, very well written, super engaging and detailed. Each chapter made me feel like I was going to pass out. The intensity of each scene were to much to bare.
There were parts of the book that I wanted to slap someone. Jesus… There are people out there that have the need to hurt someone. But there were others that I needed some cold showers… Jeez. The hot stuff is… Dayum.
I’m eagerly waiting for the next book because I know it will be out of this world.
Fawn… Dayum girl… What are you doing to us???
I’m having trouble deciding if I’m team Olivier or team Bruno… Who will I choose??
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Fawn Bailey

About the author:

Fawn Bailey is a the dark romance pen name of a USA Today bestselling author. Fawn loves to write men that test the limits of her readers, and adores stories that push boundaries. Fawn is firmly a cat person and a heavy coffee drinker, with her nose permanently stuck in a book.

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Book Review: Until More, S. Van Horne-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

A37886489.jpgt twenty-two, Crystal Kopas didn’t know where her life was heading. Ghost writing romance stories for well-known authors isn’t an easy thing to do, especially when she couldn’t forget the one man who rocked her world. After moving to Hawaii, she thought she was finally getting her life on track. That is—until he showed up.

At twenty-five, Detective Vigo Conti decided it was time to take a vacation with his baby sister. After a grueling case that took everything out of him, he packed up Maddison and hit the beaches of Hawaii, praying to get his mind off the one woman who seemed to steal his heart when she disappeared after only one night together. He was finally starting to relax and enjoy his time with Mads uninterrupted. That is—until he sees her.

Without warning, disaster strikes and Conti vows he will do everything to get his family back. Because sometimes finding that special BOOM makes one cross lines never imagined.

Will Conti be able to save his family before it is too late?

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This is a story about miscommunication and second chances. Crystal makes a mistake which then turns into Conti misunderstanding, and then they are no more. When they’re separated, each of them knows that something is wrong – they each feel the piece that is missing. Unfortunately, neither one is willing to make a move to end the separation. When fate finally steps in, will it be too late?

Kai! I miss reading about Kai. He seems to be one of the underrated characters in the series, and all his friends get the spotlight. Also, he lives in Hawaii, so let’s definitely spend more time with him-then I can imagine myself on the beach more often! Crystal is hiding out in Hawaii, when Conti makes an appearance. She wants to get the heck away from him, because it hurts too much, but unfortunately for her it’s hurting Conti too much to stay away.

I love second chances, mostly because they show that even if everything seems perfect and the person is your match, sometimes life and choices can postpone that meeting. What I loved most about this story was the addition of Maddison! She is such a sweet representation of an underrated group that doesn’t always get featured in stories. Crystal & Conti’s devotion to her is beautiful and I am beyond thrilled at her character!


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Book Review: Until Rayne, Elle Christensen-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

39285415.jpgNick Stevenson is all about the rules. He’s khakis and polos, the boy next door, and certainly not a risk taker.

Rayne Summers hates rules. She’s leather and lace, a free spirit, living from one moment to the next.

When Rayne rolls into town, Nick suddenly discovers a new side of himself. He’d never believed in love at first sight and yet, BOOM! From the moment he saw her, he instantly knew Rayne was his and he would do anything to keep her by his side.

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IMG-1600A rush of something dark ran through me like a freight train and almost knocked me on my ass. I’d never felt it before, but I instantly recognized it as possession. My hands balled into fists as I took in the lust-filled gazes from the crowd of men surrounding her. I wanted to shout that she was mine and use those fists to send every motherfucker there running in the opposite direction.

Nick. Finally.
I’ve wanted this man to get a story since I met him trying to take November from Asher (like that was ever going to happen … but still). I have to say, he was absolutely nothing like I pictured him from my initial encounter. I enjoyed all the layers that were Nick, especially since each of those layers seemed to be a contradiction to the others. In meeting Rayne, I think it was the first time even he was truly able to delve into himself and really decide who he is.

I’m a little undecided on Rayne. I loved her sass and quick wit, her free spirit and how she was able to peel away at Nick’s layers, but there was something about her that just didn’t click with me. I can’t quite put my finger on it, because there’s nothing inherently wrong with her, just on a personal level-I don’t think we connected. With all that, I do think she pushed Nick to get out of his comfort zone and allow himself to actually live a little more openly with exploring all the facets of himself.

A good read and I am so so so happy Nick finally got his boom!


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Book Review: Until I Saw You, Jordan Marie-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

39018495.jpgAt first glance, I knew you were mine.
Your smile captured me and refused to let me go.
I’m too dirty to touch you; too tainted from my past.

You deserve better.

But you’re the one thing I can’t run from.
I thought love wasn’t for me.
I was prepared to walk this world alone.

Until I Saw You.

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IMG-1601“When did you know miracles existed, Mouse?”

“I didn’t, Allen,” she answers, leaning up to look at me, her eyes wide open now and staring at me with so much emotion they glow. “I had no idea,” she says. “Not until I saw you.”

Stories like this are some of my favorites! I love when characters who don’t feel worthy FINALLY get to see themselves through another person’s eyes. Allen was just that guy. The moment he walked into the scene, I just knew he was one of those guys I would love. Guess what? I totally did.

Unfortunately, since this is a novella, I didn’t get as much of the backstory as I would’ve liked, but I got enough to know that I was rooting for Allen to find his happily ever after. His past isn’t pretty, that’s for sure, but getting to see him with his family it was blatantly obvious his life was on a different course.

Jessie was a little timid for my liking, but it totally suited her. She wasn’t spineless, just a little less outspoken than I can connect with. She was really a lovely woman, and beyond a doubt perfect for Allen. What I loved was that she didn’t rush her choices or timeline according to anyone else. She was content in settling her own mind in her own time.

Also, I love Roman & Ana! I really  hope this character’s have their own story, because I am totally looking it up after this!


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Book Review: Until You, Samantha Lind-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

38954645Cameron Burgress was ready for a new start.

New city, new job, and maybe one day, a new love. She just didn’t realize how quickly that could all happen until she walked into a tattoo shop, finally ready to get the ink she’d wanted since her fiancé died, nearly four years ago.

Ethan O’Neill had everything. Until one day, he didn’t.

After an off-ice injury stripped him of his hockey career, he started over in life, pursuing his other passion—tattoos. He’d never been the kind of guy to want to settle down, but that all changed one day, when a knock-out beauty strolled into his shop and into his life.

An instant attraction and a little bit of ink is the perfect mix for two people ready for change.

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IMG-1601Cam steps onto the scene in a new city, just starting a new job, and carrying some pretty hefty sadness. When dealing with that sadness leads her to a tattoo parlor, she finds that this new place may offer a few new experiences she hadn’t counted on.

Ehtan has faced his own struggles, but in seeing Cam he knows she’s his. Fortunately, Ethan is a truly understanding guy, allowing Cam to move at her own pace as she attempts to move forward.

Have I mentioned how much I hate that these are so short! It’s like I get a small taste of these characters, and then I just have to let them go. I want more!!

Book Review: Until the Summer, Elle Jefferson-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

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When Natalie Quimby started working as a third grade teacher she vowed to shed her socialite skin for good. And things were going great.

Enter tall, dark and handsome August Huffman. He’s everything Natalie wants in a man. There’s just one problem, he’s the father of one of her students.

Will Natalie finally find love, or is she doomed to repeat past mistakes?

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A teacher romance? Yes, please!

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Being a teacher, anytime I encounter a story that features a lady who is a teacher I always hope beyond hope that will be the tale of my life …

Natalie is a teacher who is worried about one of her students, but when she attempts to discuss the issue with his mother, his father attends instead. She’s attracted to August on the spot, but knows that the well-being of her student and career are more important, so she tries to keep those feelings at bay.

August feels the same, but when Natalie finds out a secret, August now has a connection to Natalie that helps him to keep her close.

There was a little drama with the ex-wife, but that didn’t seem to develop much. I was a little disappointed in that part, because I was hoping that since it was mentioned, there would be enough time to partially develop it into something more substantial. Novellas are tricky, though, and sometimes there’s just not room for everything you want!

Another sweet, quick boom for the Until world!


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Book Review: Until Brandon, Natasha Madison-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

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Anytime I heard someone speak of the boom, I laughed.
Surely only crazy people believe they can fall in love as soon as they lay eyes on someone.
I thought it was all in their heads until the moment she walked into my office asking for a job.
The instant my gaze locked with hers, I knew she was mine, and I would do anything in my power to protect her.

Aroura
I never thought I would be applying for a job at a strip club, yet there I was.
When the stunning owner offered me a job, I thought taking off my clothes would be the most nerve wracking thing.
When I walked in the next morning, I found out I wouldn’t be stripping, I’d be working side by side with him.
It doesn’t make sense for a man like him to desire a woman like me—a woman with baggage and a past.

One phone call changes everything and I’m forced to realize that until Brandon, I might have had it hard, but with him I will have it all.

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IMG-1601If I thought I was a goner just by looking at her, the minute her eyes meet mine…I see it. I feel it. Mine. I don’t know how I know, but fuck, I’ve heard my family all discuss the boom. Every single one of them succumbing to this boom. At first I didn’t think I would get it, but now?
Now, I fucking see it.

How is it that every story in this world just keeps getting better? I remember meeting Brandon in a Christmas novella sometime back, but we didn’t know all too much about him. Here, he’s running Teasers when he meets Aurora. She needs a job, desperately, and when Brandon sees her…well, let’s just say she’s getting whatever she needs from him.

This story gave me all the feels. There’s a bit of intrigue that I wasn’t expecting, and we get to meet up with Nico, Kenton, and basically the whole clan makes a cameo! Aurora is very independent, and has been taking care of her sister. As she begins to see that Brandon isn’t taking no for an answer, she finally begins to realize what beauty she could actually have.

I would listen to my brother in law and his brothers all discuss their boom. How, when it it happens, it just happens, and you have no control over it, It just kicks you in the ass. I thought they were joking; I though they were exaggerating.

Then she walked into my office and my world tilted, my heart finally starting beating with a purpose, and that purpose was her.

The more I read, the more I want to be a part of this world.


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Book Review: Until Arsen, K.L. Donn-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

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Love is a novel creature.
Mysterious, heart pounding, like smoke on the wind.
We find it, only to lose it.
Until Arsen Daniels…
Marina Parks didn’t think she’d ever have it.

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IMG-1601“You ever see something you want and decide to go for it?”

“Umm, well I bought this car.” I say, not sure where he’s going with this. The way he bites the side of his lip draws my attention there. I have tunnel vision where he’s concerned it seems, and his face feels closer.

“You got the car’ I want the girl,” he murmurs before our lips touch.

Let’s start with that blurb, shall we? GAH! Can you say frustrating?! How much more mysterious could she get?! Turns out, though, it’s actually kind of perfect.

I’m in love with Arsen. I’m just going to say that now, and get it out there into the universe. So if she, the universe that is, could conjure me up one of those, I’d be eternally grateful. Arsen is just as feeling as he is strong. When you look at him, all you see, initially, is strength, but when you’re able to see past that – he is probably one of the most feeling male characters I’ve read.

Marina. My heart broke for her. She has dealt with such heartbreaking pain, and I can’t even imagine how I’d be move forward with my life after that. I can completely understand why she is so guarded and keeps to herself. When she meets Arsen, I just knew he was exactly what she needed.

This story had a lot of depth for a novella, and I am so happy I read it.
Also, that ending …<3


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Book Review: Until Nox, Layal Frost-Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

37844826Not all heroes are good guys.

With a body count on his soul and blood on his hands, Killian Nox lived in the gray. Ruthlessly single-minded, if he wanted something, it was his. And when it came to the gorgeous lass with a fiery attitude, he didn’t just want her.

He needed her.

With southern-bred manners and a snark all her own, Augusta ‘Gus’ Allan was a connoisseur of cheap wine, delicious Mexican food, and good TV. Unfortunately, her taste in men wasn’t as well-developed. When her knight in shining armor turned out to be a douche in tinfoil, Gus never expected her real hero to be a sexy-accented, tattooed beast of a man.

But he was exactly who she needed.

Gus had no clue how comforting a monster in the dark could be…

Until Nox.

Warning: Recommended for readers 18+ due to awesome things like adult content and language… wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

This Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World novella is a crossover of The Hyde Series and Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until Series. It features glimpses of familiar faces from Hyde and Seek, Best Kase Scenario, and Until November. However, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

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IMG-1601“Never said it to or thought it about anyone in my life. My dad used to call my ma ‘a chuisle,’ which is like dear or darling. You’re not my darling. You’re mo chuisle. My pulse.”

He dropped his forehead to mine. “I might be the monster in the dark, but I’ll live and fookin’ die to  make you happy, mo chuisle.”

Dear Lord, Nox… He saunters right in there with his tattoos and his swagger and his ACCENT. Goodness me, Layla had me swooning at 5%!

From the minute Gus discovers her knight is a douche, I knew we were soulmates. She’s my book best friend – Mexican food & cheap wine? Uh, yes! I loved that she totally stood up for herself and dealt with her situation, but still clings to her Southern manners. Also, her meema is hilarious! She’s got more spunk in her than most young people!

Nox. I actually really love the description from the blurb that he “lives in the gray.” These characters are my favorite. They’re not good, they’re not bad, but rather they’re just living by what they feel is right, even if it’s outside the law. I’ve never read any of Hyde series, but I think I may need to.

I loved the Until connection in this one! My favorite stories are the ones that are interconnected, but individual, so this series is seriously giving me all the feels right now. Another beyond fantastic addition in this series.


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