My sunshine. The bringer of light in my dark, dark world. Holy broody, dark, possessive, strong man, Batman. The Golden Garza gets all five stars from me. I truly enjoyed reading Tripp and Sunny’s story, his dark monster, and her warm sunshine. This can be read as a stand-alone as each story is an individual one but there are elements in each book that connect them and would make more sense if they were read in order. Each of these books thankfully has a happy, satisfying ending, and no cliffhangers! You will need to schedule a big chunk of time once you have started this book. I started The Golden Garza and lost and entire day because I just could not stop reading or pull myself away from it. Honestly, this is a wonderful, spicy book/series with a great storyline that will pull you in and not let go. Do yourself a favor and give this book and this series a chance!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Micalahhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMicalah2023-01-31 22:50:572023-02-02 09:53:51The Golden Garza (Red Cage Book 4) by S. Ann Cole – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz
“Didn’t you know?” “Love is madness.” Once you start to read True Garza and get into Trueman and Londons story you will be immersed and unable to come up for air until you have devoured every last page. I can attest to feeling that way throughout the 24 hours it took me to read this, I just couldn’t stop! I appreciated the real life struggles that True suffered with because as someone who has also been given a diagnosis of ADHD it can be as debilitating and difficult to control as he describes in this book. It takes so much work all the time, being cognizant of what is expected of you, and to ‘try’ to be normal and not speak as Guy in this book states like “tripping over a bunch of wires.” I liked that this book was spicy but that wasn’t the sole focus, there was plenty to follow and love in the interesting storyline as well. This was a fabulous 5 star read and I loved it and the entire Red Cage series so far!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Micalahhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMicalah2023-01-31 22:35:082023-02-02 09:53:24The True Garza (Red Cage Book 3) by S. Ann Cole – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz
I have read many books by this author as she is one of my top ten and this book was once again a great read. I love how she is able to bring the characters to life. I find that the characters begin to grow and evolve throughout the story and that adds to the feeling as though I am right there in the heart of the action. I also love how she is able to balance out the drama and romance making such a well rounded book. I find that the characters have a real electric chemistry and I really look forward to reading more from this author and this series. I really do highly recommend this author.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Caralee Loonathttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCaralee Loonat2023-01-16 14:19:022023-01-16 14:52:13Night Hawke ( The Hawke Family Second Generation Prequel ) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Caralee Loonat
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What starts out as a business trip soon turns to love with a dangerous twist for the wonderful characters is this amazing book. As their relationship develops so does the danger to Katerina and Chase wants nothing more than to keep her safe! What a wonderful start to this series! This very talented author never ever disappoints with her creative and captivating storylines, amazing characters and steamy love scenes. From the very first page I was hooked on Katerina and Chase and what was to unfold for them. I am looking forward to reading more about them as soon as I can!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Juleshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJules2022-11-25 15:05:102022-11-29 13:43:59Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Jules Herbert
A true opposites attract love story, filled with broken hearts, twisted fates, betrayal, true love, and second chances.
Kylee was always the good kid, smart and studious, who came from a loving family. Jayson wasn’t so lucky, coming from a broken home full of emptiness, pain, and betrayal. But even as teens they are attracted to each other more than anyone else.
Now, Kylee is a cop. And Jayson is a dealer. Two people from completely different lives find companionship and love for each other. This book is their story.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Michaelahttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMichaela2022-09-21 11:34:372022-09-23 09:41:05A Love Restrained by Becky Flade, Reviewed by Michaela Massie
This is the first book I have read from this author and she now has a new fan. I love a good slow burn romance but this story exceeded all my expectations. These characters drew me into their story right from the beginning. I loved how you got to read both of their points of views. I could not put this book down until the end. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing story.
Kylee Parker is a really good police officer in Philadelphia. She loves her job putting the bad guys away. Kylee goes to a call and finds herself arresting her high school crush, Jayson Donovan. She knows he is one of the bad guys but she can’t help the feelings she has for him. Kylee and Jayson get to know each other again and they find out they do care for one another. They better be careful because when you know a bad guy there are more to follow. Will Kylee and Jayson find love or will the past destroy it? Review @heatherbass
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Heather Basshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngHeather Bass2022-09-13 12:30:122022-09-15 08:08:52A Love Restrained by Becky Flade – Review by Heather Bass
I loved this book! The way it was written to the storyline it just flowed well. The main character play/interaction really draws you in and makes you feel like you know them. I do wish it was a longer book though! Ended too soon! Can’t wait for the next one!
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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession #1) by R.L. Dunn
This is another fantastic read by the author. This is the first book in a new series. Ritual Obsession is a fantastic read and I can’t wait for more. This is the first book in the Blood Obsession Series.
Bobbi is new to the team and has to make an impression on her partner. She impresses her so now she should be good. Right? Well not really. Now there’s someone out there killing girls that look like her. The quote I chose for Bobbi is: “I also bet there are a lot of things I have to learn. I’m looking forward to new experiences.”
Max is a police vet and has been with the station for 15 years. He notices Bobbi on her first day and can’t seem to get her off his mind. The problem is there is now someone killing girls. What makes matters worse is she doesn’t listen to him. The quote I chose for Max is: “Bobbi, I’m sorry. Look, about three years ago, I ended a serious relationship. We were engaged. Carole was very special to me. Friday night when I got home from the bar with Dave, there was a message from her on my machine. She’s back in town. Carole called me early yesterday and asked me to come over for lunch. I went to her apartment for lunch, and a lot of old emotions came to the surface. I thought she was the only person in the whole world for me. Our relationship ended badly. There were a lot of accusations and unkind words, and we never really ended it. We’d both made mistakes. When I saw her again, I realized she was my past. I went and sat on the beach to contemplate my future.”
Undeniable is a BDSM themed romance between Arley and Kurt (some spoilers). Arley and Kurt grew up as neighbors, but he is five years older and her brother’s best friend, while growing up. After the death of her father, Arley’s brother started to change, becoming more secretive and abusive; Kurt was always there though to soften the blow. They decided after her brother beat her up for the last time, it was time for them to move back to their motherland, Puerto Rico. Next thing you know, fifteen years have gone by and everyone is living their own lives. However, while Arley is living in Tennessee, as a teacher, she is attacked and kidnapped to join a sex traffick ring. Luckily, she is rescued, but has to hide out, which she does in Florida with a childhood friend. Little did she know Kurt, the boy she loved but could never have, was back living in Florida. After all her trauma, she wanted to get back to some resemblance of normal and get a job as a bartender at a BDSM club. Kurt happens to be a part owner of this club and their journey begins. He continues to be her protector as a group of men are trying to find and claim her, but during this protection their attraction grows and he brings her little by little into his world. While I enjoyed this book I was surprised that there was more plot than BDSM. I really did fall in love with these characters. Arley is a strong, intelligent, curious, submissive woman (and I say that in a positive way). She mentally gets through all the crazy that happens by leaning on others and being open to different possibilities. Kurt, made a great dom in this scenario. He is a retired Marine who is a true protector. He is open with his feelings, doesn’t deal with the bullshit, is patient, and shows his caring side often. Even though, as you read, you can tell and hear the dominance in his “voice”, he knows the boundaries that people are capable of. He made Arley feel safe, loved, protected, and sexy as hell. Their relationship was truly enjoyable to watch as it deepened.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Dr. Anya Schultzhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDr. Anya Schultz2022-07-12 08:19:132022-07-12 10:33:20Undeniable (Central Florida Stories Book 2) by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz
I went into this book with an open mind as its not my usual genre HOWEVER I am so glad I picked up this books! A.C. Kramer might be my new author to watch because as much as I loved this book I think I need to read everything I can by this author.
This book was written so well and had such a hook that the reader was brought in and couldn’t leave! The characters are wonderful, the story is well written and the author was able to bring the readers in so that we lived the book with the characters!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kay Striteskyhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKay Stritesky2022-06-30 22:01:472022-07-01 07:31:07Truth or Kill (Twisted Legends Collection Book 1) by A.C. Kramer – Review by Kay Stritesky
“There are some who can live without wild things, and there are those who cannot.” -Aldo Leopold
This book, Devils Breath, really surprised me with how much I really enjoyed it. I think we have all come to expect the same storylines from romance novels no matter what genre they fall into. This was a romantic suspense, femme fatale type romance. Devils Breath was fresh and new for me and I was pulled into the book immediately. Cover to cover Cassius, Sera, and Raine kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a wild thrill ride from start to finish and the ending was great. I really like the main characters from the start. Sera’s journey within herself, from caged, monstrous, ice queen, with ultimate control, made by her father, to the warm, welcoming, emotional woman she really was just looking for someone to show her what love really means was pretty powerful after everything she’d had to endure her entire life. Cassius with his stoicism, and endless patience but ruthlessness when needed made him very endearing to me as a reader. No one in real life is perfect, everyone is fighting some type of battle we know nothing about. The author made the characters so real and human I felt like they could jump off the page. There were even a few times in the book that made me laugh and giggle while reading it. The author’s ability to stitch all of that together was flawless and everything came together very well. 5 thumbs up for Devils Breath. I would definitely recommend giving it a try especially if your tired of that same old romance troupe.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Micalahhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMicalah2022-06-30 12:30:512022-06-30 15:17:33Devil’s Breath by Lang Johnson – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz
Devil’s Breath is a suspense romance about an assassin named Sera and her mark, Cassius. Sera grew up poor with an abusive father after her mother died from drugs. Sera’s biggest weakness is satisfying her father, no matter what. Her father and a couple of associates want to invest in a “gems” company. This “gems” company is actually a way to sell drugs under the radar due to Sera’s brilliant chemistry mind. However, while she is a millionaire, they need a backer, that is where Cassius comes in. Cassius is one of the associate’s brothers, who hates him and wants revenge on the family he was disowned from. What they all didn’t count on was Cassius’ crazy smart brain and the fact that Sera’s tough exterior could have a flaw. Will Cassius figure out the plan before he loses his life? Will Sera’s tough exterior faulter for anyone besides her father? A game of cat and mouse is a good one! I enjoyed this book a lot. It always helps when you have a badass female lead who is an assassin with daddy issues. You get to see her transformation throughout the book and give you hope that people might be able to do and be better. However, her daddy issues did make me want to slap her at times. The two characters together had great banter, which I thrive off of. However, Cassius, oh my, he was my favorite character in the book. He was adventurous, charming, down to earth, and understanding. How he treated the people around him, especially Sera, just made you melt! He was a broken but honest, lovable, really good man that you just couldn’t help falling in love with.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Dr. Anya Schultzhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDr. Anya Schultz2022-06-08 07:47:162022-06-08 07:47:16Devil’s Breath by Lang Johnson – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz
I really enjoyed this book! This is only the third mafia book I have read and I was not a fan until I read this author. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. It has a happy ending, which I prefer. There was also a nice little twist at the end that I was not expecting at all. I would totally recommend this book.
From start to finish Amy McKinley is able to capture your attention and keep it! A book that is part of a series but can very much be read on their own, No Way Out has twists and turns and enough suspense to keep you turning the page! This book presents readers with a strong female lead and characters that are so well developed as you read the story is brought to life! I am hooked on this series!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kay Striteskyhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKay Stritesky2022-06-01 08:00:202022-06-01 08:00:20No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Kay Stritesky
This is the sixth book in this series and WOW was this book amazing! Ever since I have started the first word of this series I was HOOKED. This book was just as good as all of the others. The writing style is so unique, and, in every book, it follows a main couple while you still hear about others that you have read about in previous books. Mafia romance novels are generally amazing but this one is the best one that I have ever read. I cannot wait to read more books by this author!!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Carlie Del Gallohttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCarlie Del Gallo2022-05-14 07:34:472022-05-14 07:34:47Collateral Damage (Mafia Elite Series Book 6) by Amy McKinley – Review by Carlie Del Gallo
This book revolves around 5 mafia families, and I am a sucker for Mafia Romances. This book had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn that the characters had to face. Max and Lil try and fight the attraction that they feel towards one another through the whole book. With terrible family situations that arise for both of them, they have to learn to rely on one another. This is the first of many books in this series and I will be reading all of them as they are WONDERFUL BOOKS!
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I really enjoyed this and thought the story was excellent! This is the third book in a series and I’m hoping to eventually get to the first two at some point. I’m really into westerns right now and I loved the western setting. It was a cute love story with some twists and unexpected obstacles thrown at her, but she handled it well! I highly recommend for anyone looking for romance and who’s into westerns!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Taylor Bellhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTaylor Bell2022-01-19 07:53:282022-01-19 07:53:28Rebecca Steele Living The Dream (Rebecca Steele Series Book 3) by Joanne Patterson- Review by Taylor Bell
Rebecca Steele living the dream is the first book i have read by this author even though it was book 3 in this series. I Loved this read and the characters in this book. I found myself laughing and really enjoying myself reading this book. I loved reading about Becky, i found her enjoyable and relatable.I liked the fact that this book had short chapters it makes it easier to bring around with you without being lost. After reading this book i will be going back and reading the other books in this series.If you have no read Rebecca Steele Living the dream and you love Western romance add this to your TBR pile you wont Regret it. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the Future. Thank you!!!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Stephanie Dulachttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngStephanie Dulac2022-01-10 07:50:152022-01-10 07:50:15Rebecca Steele Living the Dream by Joanne Patterson- Reviewed by Stephanie Dulac
As usual, the author produced another romantic dark drama within the mafia families. This book is about Emiliana (Em), one of the mafia’s princesses. In the previous book, we learn a lot of Em and how she was kidnapped, trafficked, but also eventually saved by Stefano – the secret love of her life. In this book, we dive deeper into Em’s story and the secret love she has had for Stefano, her entire life. Stefano feels the same as Em, but his father, an evil mob boss who holds her over his head in order to get what he wants. Throughout this book, the two of them build their romance, go public, and try to find a way to live happily ever after. I love the way the author puts a story down, makes it easy to read, and while getting details is also straight to the point. My most favorite aspect of this book however, is the bad ass women! While each of the mafia books are geared around a main female character, I thought this particular one showed a different side. You know, growing up in a mafia family, you have to have a hard shell, training, and vigilance. The women, especially Em, showed that while the husbands, boyfriends, and bosses are not to be messed with, well neither are their women!!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Dr. Anya Schultzhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDr. Anya Schultz2021-12-18 13:59:392021-12-18 13:59:39Born in Darkness (Mafia Elite Book 3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz
This is the third book in the series. You can read alone but for everything to gone together, you need to read them all. It is very easy to read. There are ups and downs, twist and turns in this book, but that’s what makes it so good! Each character is amazing. The mafia women are the best! Emiliana grows so much from the start to the end of this book. Stefano wants to be better than his family. The sparks between these two are crazy.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Amelia Stansellhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAmelia Stansell2021-12-13 08:41:222021-12-13 08:41:22Born in Darkness (Mafia Elite Book 3) by Amy McKinley- Review by Amelia Stansell
Obsessed with this book! I knew from the first few pages that I was gonna be hooked. I love the atmosphere and descriptions the author used and kept wanting more. I was so excited to find out this is the first book in a series! Definitely recommend this thriller!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Taylor Bellhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTaylor Bell2021-12-05 12:24:432021-12-06 07:04:18Dead Sound (Things Unseen Series Book 1) by Anise Eden -Review by Taylor Bell December 5, 2021
Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, book 2) by Amy McKinley 4 Stars!!!!
One of my favorite things if finding an author whom I enjoy and this is definitely one of those. I have read many books by this author and this is the second series I have read by her and I am not disappointed. I like how the characters are realistic and the stories are unique and refreshing. I am always on the edge of my seat wanting to see how things will unfold.
I like how there is always a bit of conflict in the characters life and how things are not predictable. I like how there is not always a direct path to the romance and drama added in. I also do like the underlying story that plays out and brings the characters together. I really find the author grabs the reader and keeps you wanting more. I will definitely be reading more from this author and this series.
Unsettled Scores (DAG Team Series Book 2) by Kel O’Connor Review by: Melissa Saxton is a thrilling look inside a black ops team named DAG and their star agent Amy.
Amy is a strong fiesty angry agent who is excellent at her job and fueled with revenge, grief and guilt over the loss of her sister and the estrangement from her niece. DAG gets a tip about the drug lord responsible for her sisters death sending her back to Atlanta. Amy blinded by grief and revenge doesn’t expect Hugh, a lawyer who breaks all the usual stereotypes and triggers her in a way she never expected.
Chemistry danger and action will fuel your read… will Amy choose love or revenge? Can Hugh be what she needs? Is this just a fling or something more? Will she finally get revenge and can she mend her estranged family ties? this is a must read!
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The Sound of Silence (Leave Me Breathless World) by Dakota Willink 4 Stars!!!!
Wow and I do mean Wow! I love finding new authors and with this audio book I was not let down. I was really on the edge of my seat with this one. I really like the fact that there were three narrators. This just added depth and also a fullness to this audio book. I really found the authors style to be gripping and dark which just grabs the listener.
I really felt as though I was part of the drama as it unfolded in this book. The different voices helped to add depth and really highlighted the drama. The characters really came to life and I really enjoyed the feeling and different tones of the narrators. This made this a great listen and I will definitely read and listen to more from this author.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Caralee Loonathttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCaralee Loonat2021-08-22 14:17:242021-08-25 08:53:32The Sound of Silence Audio Book by Dakota Willink – Review by Caralee Loonat
Dakota Willink never ceases to amaze me with her storytelling. The Sound of Silence is a suspenseful, dark romance about a woman named Gia. Gia finally finds love to find out it is never the kind you want. She finds herself in a controlling, abusive relationship but in the end finds happiness. Reading of her struggles, courage, and perseverance really pulled at my heartstrings. While nothing to this severity, this reminded me of my own story. As a teenager, I found myself for 4 years, in an abusive, controlling relationship. I allowed this behavior because I thought I loved him and that he loved me. He would be a different person behind closed doors, but then find ways to weasel himself back into my heart every time. It wasn’t until I was 18 that I had had enough of feeling like I wasn’t worth anything. About a year later, I met an amazing man who I now call my husband. Like Derek (Gia’s saving grace), my husband was very patient with a girl who was broken. However, he saw something in me that I thought I had lost – a woman who deserved to be loved and cared for with respect. So, thank you Dakota Willink for writing this amazing story of survival – I truly believe that it gives hope to those individuals out there that are struggling with similar experiences, and hopeful it will also give them enough courage to find a different path because they are all worth it.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Dr. Anya Schultzhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDr. Anya Schultz2021-08-19 20:05:152021-08-22 01:13:22The Sound of Silence AUDIO BOOK by Dakota Willink – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz
This is another great read by Kells. Dark Bastard was an amazing read and I can’t wait for the next one. It’s part of A Dark Sparrow Series, but can be read as a standalone.
Ellie is trying to live one day at a time, but being a 911 dispatcher is hard. Especially when she thinks she can save someone’s life. The quote I chose for Ellie is: “And you know nothing about me, Sam. And yet, you stopped that final jump because of me. We’re strangers who have lost their way yet found each other. I see honor in you, a protector of your brothers. You may have reached the end of your rope that night, but I believe your strength is still greater than your pain. I don’t care that I don’t know everything about you. I think that for the moment, staying alive is the only solution we have.”
Sam is feeling lost and ready to give up on life. He decides to call his brother only to get a wrong number. When he does hear the person’s voice it changes everything for him. The quote I chose for Sam is: “I couldn’t forget the sadness in your voice when you hung up on me. It’s the only reason I persisted. I want nothing from you, just the reassurance that you’re all right.”
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Amanda Kimblehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAmanda Kimble2021-08-11 20:38:212021-08-12 22:41:41Dark Bastard (Dark Sparrow Novel Book 5) by India Kells – Review by Amanda Kimble
This is the first book I’ve read by Bowie. This book had me hanging on the edge of my seat the entire time. Theo and Aria had me falling in love.
Aria is the oldest of the girls. Not wanting to be in the family business she gets caught up in it. When Theo enters her life it’s turned upside down. The quote I chose for Aria is: “I thought it would be exciting. I envisioned saving my family, showing I can be as good at this life as them. I was petrified that I put my family’s lives in danger. I was scared I would never see you, to tell you how big of an a**hole you are—”
Theo is a cop and isn’t a dirty one. His only reason for being a good guy is to find who killed his dad. Once he finds out who it is, things change. He thought he could use Aria, but didn’t think he’d fall in love. The quote I chose for Theo is: “I know I let you down by us losing the case with Marco. But I have evidence, hard proof, that Nicoli Rossi killed my father. This evidence will put him away. This is the break we’ve been looking for.”
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Amanda Kimblehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAmanda Kimble2021-08-10 07:39:152021-08-11 07:23:31Sinful Daughter: A Mafia Romance by Emily Bowie-Review by Amanda Kimble
I love that this series is not based solely on romance, but that there is action and drama. It sucks to see the brothers all still fighting their father, he is seriously deranged! My heart broke in the beginning to learn how Ellie and Sam were both feeling about life, but seriously awesome twist that Sam happens to call Ellie’s phone instead of his brothers and a bond forms between them. I liked watching Sam and Ellie dealing with and surviving in Jamison’s home and being basically held prisoner. The bond between the brothers, even though they haven’t known each other long is beautiful. Watching Ellie and Sam fight their inner demons and come together is sweet. At the end we get a glimpse of the next story which is involving Lazarus, fantastic name, and I have been most excited to read his story!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Carrie Reedhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCarrie Reed2021-08-09 08:57:252021-08-09 08:57:25Dark Bastard (Dark Sparrow Novel Book 5) by India Kells – Review by Carrie Reed
I just can’t get enough of this author!! In Forged by Secrets, Melina tries extremely hard to avoid and keep her walls up when encountering a Navy SEALs “frenemy”, Ty. However, she knows she is so drawn to him, so when she is accused of treason the first person she thinks she could trust to help her is Ty. This is a pretty quick read and from the start has action. Once again, Amy McKinley does an amazing job of blending romance and action together to create this great read. Make sure this makes your list if you love falling for characters in a book!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Dr. Anya Schultzhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDr. Anya Schultz2021-06-26 22:29:512021-06-28 00:00:31Forged by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 3) by Amy McKinley Book – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz
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