So this week I have started the teaser weeks for the Dark Reads boxes over on Romance Readers Book Box UK. And I loooove the teaser weeks!
I get to share snippets about the authors and quotes from the included books and then people try to figure out which author it is. It’s great fun and I get to re read the books to get the teasers!
So I have read the book for author 1 and their teasers are being shared this week. Ive read the book for author 2 and I need to make the teasers ready for next week. But this is the first in a duet and I soooooo want to read the second one but I’ve got a BETA coming tomorrow and wont get time 😭
I love a good reread and I seem to pick up so many more of the little bits second time round. All the hints that were set up to lead you to that amazing finale are so much better second time around.
I love them!
I’m sorry I’ve not checked in here recently I don’t feel to have stopped for 5 minutes lol
Things are in full flow ready for the winter and Christmas boxes for Romance Readers Book Box UK and that is taking some coordinating. Making sure everything is going to be in the right place at the right time is a bit tricky but I’m getting there.
I’ll be attending a book signing next year with a vendor table like I did in Sheffield which is exciting stuff. I cant say where as its not been announced yet but I’m looking forward to it!
The book boxes had their first unboxing on You Tube which was super exciting!
Title: Even When I’m Gone
Author: Nicole Fiorina
This is the second in this series and it has absolutely blown me away.
This is one of those books that once you have started you will not be able to put down. The story is incredible, its beautifully set up and you are led through on the absolute edge of your seat.
The emotions this author is able to take you through, from absolute desperation all the way to elation and every moment in between. You are in the story with the characters, you’re walking the halls and sneaking through libraries, you’re lost and alone despite being in the crowd and you’re riding the high in the best moments.
The way this web is spun is nothing short of magnificent. If you read one series this year, make it this one.
Title: Stay with Me
Author: Nicole Fiorina
This is one of those reviews that is really hard to write even though I totally enjoyed the book.
This story is really confusing lol you are straight in to the thick of the story with this one, no warm up, no preamble, just straight in. And it works.
Having not read this author before I wasnt sure what to expect or how the story would develop, which I think added to the mystery of the book. It is really well done!
The characters are normal enough to be relatable while still having their own individual quirks. The setting they’re in just adds to the mystery and has you second guessing everything that happens!
I loved the dynamic between Ollie and Mia and the build up between them is done beautifully. There are some amazing moments in this book
Wow, just wow
Title: Chaos Remains
Author: Anne Malcolm
This is the fourth in the Greenstobe Security series.
I finished this book a week ago and I still cant find the words to do it justice lol
What an absolute whirlwind of a story. I love that this is completely standalone. You dont need to have read any of the other books in this series or linked series for this to make sense. There isnt a lot of confusing cross linking and filling in of info that didn’t need filling in. It gives you what you need, when you need it. A bit like Lance really haha
I knew Lance was going to be intense. Just the first moment they met said so much with so little. It’s the little nuances that Anne manages to write so beautifully, you don’t realise all the little details that build to create this masterpiece that transforms before your eyes. Its like literally watching the words come to life.
Lance is a force to be reckoned with. But Elena is too. She is such a fantastic character, so deep and strong, powerful but demure. I really liked her interactions with the other women in the group and the family that was created around her.
This story takes you through some tumultuous waters that is for certain. There were a few moments in there I thought Elena was going to loose it lol or Lance just couldn’t keep it together but that’s real life isn’t it? How many times a week do you have to school yourself before you go ballistic over some seemingly well meant comment from a partner, spouse or significant other? It happens, oh it happens.
And to see real life in and amongst the Chaos brings it home, ties you to the words differently some how. I dont know how it just does. Another book amazingly done. 5 stars all day long!
Author: Kandi Steiner
This is the second of the Becker Boys books and it was fab!
Logan is as hot as his big brother but without some of the cheeky charm. He’s a little more grounded, a little more something else. He’s thoughtful and focused, kind, loyal and determined. Which I guess is why being at odds with his family is so hard on him.
Mallory is absolutely not what I was expecting. She was awesome, well, she had her moments, but overall she was great.
The connection between the two was great, the story flowed beautifully. A super easy read!
Title: Burning Road
Author: Skyla Madi
This is the first book in the Devil’s Cartel MC series.
And what a first book it is! This book is hot hot hot!
I don’t know, maybe it’s just because I’ve been drowning in high school bully romance books but that was so refreshing. An alpha Male who knows what he wants, why he wants it, and when we can, goes and gets it. Faithful, loyal, will go to the end of the world and beyond to protect her. The perfect VP!
Burning Road is low on info about the actual MC and what’s going on in there but as an opening gambit that makes perfect sense. I’m sure there will be more about that as the series progresses, you don’t wan’t to chuck too much info in there and lose the romance story hidden within, it’s a balance.
James Creed is a force to be reckoned with. He is fierce! There’s not a great deal about his history, or past, how and why he came to be in the MC. Why is he hanging back on women? Who hurt him? What are his motivations here? But his fascination and obsession is here in detail!
This book is very in the moment, what is happening now and what is coming next. You could take any one of the guys, or girls, next and it would feel right. Personally, I’d like Judge or Armi to be next!
Izzy was infatuated, and after their first meeting I can kind of see why! I love that we get to see so much of what’s going on in her mind, its like we get this sneak peek into everything! And while we get more of her background and history we are still in the moment with her figuring one move through to the next.
This book is super hot and their chemistry is off the charts! With an MC full of men this hot I can only imagine what will come next!