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Stalked by the Devil (To Kiss a Stalker Series) by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Kerry Baker

Stalked by the DevilStalked by the Devil by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This author certainly knows how to write a book that will grab your attention. This book is fact paced and edgy. It is the kind of book you have to read quickly because you n want to see how it will turn out. I loved the characters and the dynamic between them all. Each really added something to the story. Although i only discovered this author recently, I have really come to enjoy her work. This is a great book that is worth the read.

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Undeniable (Central Florida Stories Book 2) by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Alisa Boomer

Undeniable (Central Florida Stories, #2)Undeniable by Victoria Saccenti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Undeniable is such a thrilling story! It is frustrating in a fantastic way and keeps you on the edge of your seat! Military PTSD is a tragedy that leaves our main hero certain he is just the wrong man while the heroine sees him as anything but the wrong one. Add in danger, twists you absolutely cannot predict, and a spicier BDSM side, and this story had me hooked! Not for the faint of heart, this book will have you staying up late to read the next chapter!

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Stalked by the Devil (To Kiss a Stalker Series) by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Stalked by the DevilStalked by the Devil by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an author that I have enjoyed reading from the first book I picked up. This is an author that writes with a lot of heart and soul. Her characters pop off the pages and into your world. This book is no different. This is a well written story where the author used details to make the story realistic. A fast paced, engaging story that is hard to put down. This is a romance story that has much going on in it. I felt that the author did a great job of not getting me confused with the characters. I enjoyed watching their growth and chemistry throughout the story. They add to the entertainment value of the story which makes it easy to read. This is a great romance story that I highly recommend

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Devon Pulliam

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Given the chance to work with an idol I think we would all jump to do that. Cassandra has dreamed of working with Chandler since the day before her 13th birthday. A few months shy of turning 26 she is at Dreamers and doing just that. But will her ideas of him change when she learns all the sides of him?

Cassandra is a aerial silk student and her dream is to perform. Chandler is not only the best but he is also a professor at the school and her mentor. But he has another side of him, another side of performing one that is more intimate than the silks. Chandler is trying his hardest to keep so much of his life secret. Cassandra is a breathe of fresh air and making him cross all sorts of lines and boundaries.

Cassandra is running from her own secrets while Chandler is hiding his own. Both fighting demons but also fighting the feelings they have for one another. There is no denying the chemistry is there for both of them, despite the student/teacher and age difference. This is just book 1 and I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on book 2.

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Stalked by the Devil (To Kiss a Stalker Series) by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Jenni Bishop

Stalked by the Devil: BWWM Thriller (To Kiss a Stalker Series)Stalked by the Devil: BWWM Thriller by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars
Stalked by the Devil by Stacy-Deanne is another thriller story in the To Kiss a Stalker series where the MCs are BWWM. Stacy-Deanne’s stories are fast paced and this one is no different.
It is full of suspense, intrigue, thrills and mayhem, crazy and a little darkness. Some things were a little predictable but overall, it was an interesting and enjoyable read. This will keep you on your toes at times.
She is on a mission to prove that not all that glitters is gold. She will find the proof that the devil belongs in h*ll. But in her search for the truth will she find more than she bargained for.
He’s rich, successful, and gorgeous He’s dangerous. He’s a guy who always gets what he wants, and he wants her. He is a stalker, an obsessed man.
I wonder what is next from Stacy-Deanne.

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Stalked by the Devil (To Kiss a Stalker Series) by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Shelly Kittell

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/120278597-stalked-by-the-devil” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Stalked by the Devil” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1681519183l/120278597._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/120278597-stalked-by-the-devil”>Stalked by the Devil</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/82055.Stacy_Deanne”>Stacy-Deanne</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5592857778″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is a fantastic romantic suspense. The Devil may come in any form, male or female. This story kept me in suspense as to who the true guilty party was. The characters run the gamut from sweet to sleazy and, man, I loved every one of them. The storyline had it’s moments but if you love romantic suspense, this is the one for you. Lovers of steam will be overjoyed at the touch of steam in this one also. Romance, suspense and drama abound. Will family and long awaited love win? You’ll have to read to find out.
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Stalked by the Devil (To Kiss a Stalker Series) by Stacy-Deanne

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Stalked by the Devil (To Kiss a Stalker Series) by Stacy-Deanne
Genre – Romantic Suspense, Black Literature, African American, BWWM
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Fear is the name of his game.

Nothing’s going right in Melody Carter’s life right now. She’s broke, unemployed, and living in the shadow of her successful fashion-model sister Sahara. But that ain’t even the half of Melody’s problems, the biggest one is Keith Taylor, Sahara’s new boyfriend who’s slowly worming his way into the sisters’ lives.

Keith’s perfect to everyone else: successful, gorgeous, and at 35 he’s the co-CEO of his family’s billion-dollar company. But Melody feels she has every reason to hate him from his arrogance, his controlling ways, and how every woman he’s had a relationship with seems to disappear.

While everyone else seems blinded by the silver-tongued bachelor, Melody will do anything in her power to prove that Keith is the devil himself.

Tropes: Billionaire, stalking, interracial, love triangle, office romance, first love, second-chance, opposites attract

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Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is an award-winning author of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, thrillers and women’s fiction books featuring BWWM pairings. Her books have been bestsellers in stores worldwide including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes and Noble. Her work has been praised and reviewed in USA Today numerously. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a 2011 and 2012 African-American Literary Award Nominee. She also is a winner of the Swirl Award (an award dedicated to authors of multicultural/interracial works).

Stacy is known for bringing versatile stories to her readers. With her, you never know what you’re gonna get, which separates Stacy’s work from the pack.

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Beverly Finnie

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed Obedience. I knew there’d be tension. I knew there’d be control. I even knew it would be forbidden fruit. What I didn’t know was that it was going to turn out the way it did.
The author wrote a beautifully painful story of struggle, control, tension. Sometimes there’s things in the world we can’t have, well at least that’s what we tell ourselves. And that’s exactly what Chandler is doing. He can try and justify it all he wants. Cassandra is my student, I’m too old for her, it could jeopardize my job. It’s all crap there’s a bigger issue at play. The question being:
Will that bigger issue be enough to keep from succumbing to his desires? And if not, can he keep her safe?
Cassandra idolized Chandler. He’s the reason she chose her career path. However the man runs so hot and cold, she can’t keep up. She wants him, but does he want her?
The character growth was written wonderfully, the question will always remain: Will they give into what they truly want?
This book caught me by surprise, I didn’t expect it to play out the way it did. But it worked and I can say I was satisfied to an extent. I’m looking forward to reading book 2. Now it’s time to look for other books by this offer, while you pick up/download/and start reading this book.

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Shea Gilkerson 6/1/23

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t really know what to expect out of this book, considering I have nearly zero knowledge of aerialists, silks, tricks, circus performers, etc. However, I know I didn’t expect two separately voiced POV scenarios that clearly gave a view of each different personality and the people in their lives, beautiful imagery, such great story and relationship building with such a wonderfully fleshed out array of characters…I really loved it!

Chandler is a world class silks aerialist in his family’s circus, as well as helps teach and mentor at the college they run to train the best of the best. The first half of the book is really how he’s losing it as his life falls apart. He just finalized his divorce after 20 years with his wife – who almost immediately married his best friend. Aging has him struggling to feel like he’s still “got it”, he feels numb, underwhelmed, or angry all the time, has been drinking too much, is nursing a repetitive knee injury, is struggling to focus and keep his partner safe in their silks act, and now his father has roped him into both sitting in for an auditioning process he doesn’t want to be a part of, and 6 months later, being forced to take over his ex wife’s classes suddenly at the college. He is constantly on edge and upon meeting Cassandra, becomes consumed with her. He drives himself mad trying to avoid her and not being able to stand being away from her. Will she turn out to be his saving grace? The one who learns all his secrets and still is by his side?

Cassandra is the daughter of performers herself, and upon seeing Chandler in one of his acts when she was a child, she immediately knew she wanted to do what he did. It consumed her life, practicing, reading up on his family and their circus, learning his routines, taking steps forward to end up exactly where she wanted to be – performing with Chandler in the silks under the big top. After a decade of struggling, she finally made it through college and to the audition process for Dreams Academy. Luckily, it happened to be the set of auditions that Chandler was forced to attend, and she wowed him with her abilities. Once she was accepted to the Academy, she was also hired as a TA and ended up being the TA to Chandler. She is constantly enamored with him, drawn to him, inspired by his talents while being either irritated with his surliness or very confused after feeling she was getting closer to him. Chandler obviously has some secrets, but she has her own and intent on protecting them. Will she be able to protect her heart from Chandler?

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Christie Mitchum

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Obedience is a dark romantic suspense unlike anything I have read before, and I mean that in the most positive way!

I have to be honest and disclose that this book is not the usual romance that I read, but I was intrigued when I read the synopsis. It didn’t disappoint; I was drawn into the book from the very first pages. Cassandra has admired Chandler for many, many years, and she finally gets her chance to be his student. She knew it would be an extraordinary opportunity, but what she didn’t expect was the attraction and pull she felt towards him.

Chandler is tempted by Cassandra, but he knows she is his student, and he must keep those boundaries intact. As time passes, those boundaries are getting harder to maintain. He feels the same pull that Cassandra does. Yet, both have secrets that threaten any future they may have dreamed about.

I enjoyed the romance, but I enjoyed the suspenseful twists and turns just as much. The story was both character driven and plot driven. Snow’s writing was gorgeous and descriptive. She drew me into a world I didn’t even know existed, and I fell in love with it.

If you are looking for something completely different and unexpected, you need to give this little gem a try! Hopefully, you will find it just as darkly beautiful as I did.

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Manipulator’s War by Elise Carlson

Manipulator's War (Ruarnon Trilogy, #1)Manipulator’s War by Elise Carlson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow there is a LOT that happens with this book! Action packed right from the beginning, there’s not a whole lot I can say that won’t give away too much. The story focuses mainly on Ruarnon and their struggles as a teen when regency is suddenly thrust upon them, but also features detailed supporting characters. Very rich character development. I also liked seeing the similarities between Ruarnon and their opposition… seeing they had very similar struggles but how they handled things were vastly different and therefor the outcomes were as well.
There were definitely some twists and surprises that I didn’t expect, and that always makes for a good read! I just started the second one and am already hooked there as well!

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Heather Goodman

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t know what to expect with this book but it was delightfully captivating. It draws you in and then takes you through a blooming romance and twist and turns all along the way. You can feel the connection between the two main characters. You gradually fall more in love with the characters as the book goes on. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that loves romances.

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Barbara Bohls

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book caught me off guard. I really wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because I am normally not one that is drawn into the circus theme because I don’t care much for clowns. That said, I was blown away with the elegance in which the writer conveys the storyline. The aerialists in this story really are captivating in the way they are described in this story. I love the determination of the leading female character. She sets her mind to something and runs with it. This book brought out a lot of emotions for the characters that help give the reader a sense of being. It really drew me in and made me feel everything they were feeling. There is suspense, love, danger, and a lot more that I wish I could talk about but don’t want to spoil this for others. It is a must read and I can’t wait for the second book because I need to know what happens. The steam in this book is done with grace. It really helps build the storyline. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes suspense, danger, and steam. It was a very quick read because I had to know what happened. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. This is the first book of the series and I am hooked ready for more.
Reviewed by: @bbohls

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Ashly Renner

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I started reading this book, I had really no idea what it was about exactly; this is rarely something I enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised by this book though. I was captivated and drawn in right from the start. This book is dark, twisty, romantic, and suspenseful, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I cannot wait for the next book in this series!

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Maikalani Alexander

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Miranda and efrem are truly a match made in heaven. Steamy and written beautifully! Perfect to be read as a stand alone with enough details that’s it’s not confusing. Or if you enjoy the popov men read the series. You surely won’t be disappointed.

Dive in head first to read about a smooth talking charmer that makes you weak at the knees and a fiery passionate bombshell female lead. You won’t be disappointed.

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Jennifer Gordon

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a dark student, teacher romantic suspense which had me gripped from start to finish and kept me captivated throughout. When new student Cassandra arrives at his circus, acrobat and silk aerialist Chandler Moreau is tempted to traverse the line between darkness and desire. Cassandra has always been enraptured by Chandler, a man who defies gravity and wanted to belong to his world, and to perform with him. However, Chandler is no ordinary mentor and along with teaching her, he also ignites her deepest and most sinful desires, until the dangerous man becomes Cassandra’s only salvation.
For Chandler, Cassandra Blackstone was his protege, but also the woman he wanted. She tempted him and became a sanctuary for his darkest and wildest desires, but he never intended to fall in love with her. He was supposed to protect her from both himself and the demons in his past, but despite his grandfather’s warnings he wanted her in his life. Cassandra and Chandler share a history which entwines them, like the silks they spent their lives mastering do. The secrets from the past threaten to destroy their future. The wonderfully detailed and descriptive narrative really brought the circus setting vividly to life, and made me feel immersed in the world of the two silk aerialists. The main characters had me engaged from the beginning, and their chemistry sizzled off the page whilst their slow burn romance kept me hooked.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Megan Conley

Punk (Popov Bratva #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love a tall, dark vigilante who gets his hands dirty…in more ways than one 😉 Efrem has done some nasty things in his life and he’s trying to even out his karma by playing vigilante. Miranda is in the midst of a horrendous divorce and hires Efrem to help her get to the bottom of what her soon-to-be ex has been up to. They fall for one another but will they be able to wade through all of the lies and secrets of their pasts?
I really enjoyed this installment of the Popov Boys series. This is the 6th book and it can definitely be read as a standalone (I did) but I’m sure there are some subtle storylines and characters in there that Georgeson has introduced in past books. I definitely want to pick up the other 5 and see what those characters and plot lines have to offer. This is an age-gap, friends to lovers, mafia romance with an HEA. There is defiantly a spice level as well.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely loves Ef and Miranda’s story. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it because it just seemed to
Weird the way it was set up
But I was totally
Wrong. Miranda is such a strong character and seems like a strong person but not sure how so much got
Past her owning her own business. There was a lot
Of
Action, suspense and heat. Definitely
Recommend this book and the entire series
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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Robin Rankin

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Punk: a steamy, older woman/younger man Mafia romantic suspense (Popov Boys Book 6)

Efrem is the baby of the family and the last to find his happily ever after, but like all things with the Popov family nothing goes smoothly.

Miranda is in the middle of an ugly divorce and all she wants to do is run her company and get rid of her soon to be ex. And I gotta say she is so much better without him.

As with the others I have had the pleasure reading, this has some suspense and some seriously hot moments. Kaitlyn is the absolute best and she breaks my heart a little.

Here’s hoping there will be a second generation series some time in the future.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Kayla Octaviano

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! The bratva is now disbanded and Efrem Popov is trying to strike out on his own. I’m doing so, his new boss Miranda takes a chance on him. He’s so eager to prove his worth, that he gets caught up in a romance, and the lies begin. He is Punk, a predator, and she is hunting him. Can they move past the deceit and secrets? Or will their secrets come back and ruin their lives for good?

This book was amazing! Love the series, but this book has been one of my favorites! Wonderful characters, edgy romance, desire and want fill the pages. The descriptiveness of the feelings and the perspectives from the characters are so well done, you lose yourself in this story. Read this book if you like action, romance, perseverance, and crazy plot twists.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Hannah Porter

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yeah man woot woot after much anticipated wait, I got to dive into this. The next installment of the Popov Boys books. Although this isn’t my usual trope(older female/ younger male), this was a really extremely good read.I was so glad I read it, it was yet again another non stop read for me. Boy Efrem and Miranda were made for each other and the chemistry between is wow 😍
This can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read this and the rest of these amazing stories.
Ps Mafia world gotta love it. Pps what’s next bring it on 😀 i can’t wait.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Ayla Phipps

Punk (Popov Bratva #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anticipation. Having read two of the previous Popov Boys books, four (Thief) and five (Beast) I was very excited to read the next instalment in the series. This book takes place a few years after the previous book. Thanks to Efrem the Bratva is no more, and the family businesses are now all legal ones. Told from a dual perspective, we have Efrem Popov and Miranda Patton.
Efrem is the youngest male in his family and while a hopeless romantic that was picked on by his cousins, he is the last to find his happily ever after. Punk, his alter ego of sorts is the local vigilante of L.A., capturing criminals of all kinds and leaving a note for the police of their crime always signed “Punk”. Miranda is a record label CEO, after catching her husband cheating with three groupies, she files for divorce that gets nasty quick. Her previous bookkeeper was a friend of her ex-Mick and when he quits, she has no choice but to hire a new one. Efrem, being a genius with numbers like his father shows up in her office with an offer she can’t refuse, she accepts if only to have a little eye candy for the short trial period. Quickly the chemistry between them is evident and hard to deny, both giving in briefly before pulling back, trying to keep professional as boss and employee. Without realizing they share a similar secret, Efrem is Punk and Miranda is hunting for him.
Will Miranda allow herself to enjoy being wanted and forget about the superficial excuses? Can Efrem find redemption for his past sins? Knowing the book has a happy ending, the best part of the book is learning the journey the characters must endure to reach it. Once again, I love seeing this world and getting little updates about the previous books’ characters. Also, the author’s ability to introduce characters so early in the series but then show that it was only scratching the surface and that no amount of guessing could have prepared you for the story to come.

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) Audiobook by Liza Snow – Review by Jessica Stone

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) Audiobook by Liza Snow – Review by Jessica Stone

This book… was wonderful, let’s just start out by saying, I had no idea what I was in for with this book and author.
It was complete and utter torture, the slow burn is real with this novel and it made the climax ten times more wonderful, I loved every second of it.

The relationship that blooms between our handsome french man and his student makes my toes curl, the attraction between the two being almost instant and having to wait to see how things played out built the narrative between them seamlessly. Chandler and Cassandra relationship is what my dreams are made of, their age gap, sudden attraction, will they won’t they, fierce protectiveness is all a girl can dream to have. Chandler is a dream boat and a wonderful male lead even through all of his attempts to push casa away and fight his undeniable attraction to her. And Cass was just a lost girl, who’s become a woman who knows where she belongs, and always has and that’s next to Chandler.

This is my first novel from Liza Snow but I can say it will not be my last.

The first chapter or two was a little slow for me, I had no idea that by continuing to read I’d be thrust into this intriguing world of love, sex, betrayal, games, mystery and more. Be warned though, before getting hooked like me, this story will leave you on a cliff grasping to hold on.
This book has a awesome amount of suspense and intrigue to it, not just some sappy love story to swoon over( though it is completely swoon worthy) and though the suspense and angst between the two main characters had me face palming more than a few times, I couldn’t help but fall in love with them.

Anyways, I highly recommend giving this book a shot, you might be pleasantly surprised like I was, and unable to put the book down, you never know.

Obedience, Ties That Bind Series, Audio, Liza Snow, Review, Itsy Bitsy Book Bits, Romance, Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Jessica Stone, May 2023

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The Boys of Alpha Block by Nancy Nau Sullivan – Review by Ayla Eddy

The Boys of Alpha BlockThe Boys of Alpha Block by Nancy Nau Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my first read by this author and it will not be my last. The story was well written. It keeps you wanting to turn the page to find out what happens next to the boys. The book is about a group of boys in a juvenile detention center. The boys are referred to as the boys of Alpha Block. It follows them in their struggle to escape to freedom. The experiences they go through pull at your emotional strings. Will they find freedom or become trapped in the abusive system?

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Ashley Sugar

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m already captivated by this book and that’s just from reading chapter 1. So if that doesn’t convince you to read this, i don’t know what will. I knew I was going to be obsessed because every other book in this series I’ve LOVED so much. Please read the other books in this series before reading this one, you won’t be disappointed. Okay back to finish the book and I’ll be back to let you know my thoughts…okay I’m back and I only read the second chapter 👀 lmao. I didn’t expect that twist but wow, I’m in for a ride! Okay back to reading. But I’m going to tell you to read this just based off the first 2 chapters! I’m already invested! I LOVE EFREM! That man has a way with words and you can’t help but feel weak in the knees. If you want a book full of drama, angst, SPICE 🥵..this book is for you. Amazing characters, great plot, sex scenes are *chefs kiss* 💋 Leslie Georgeson is easily one of my favorite authors. Every book I’ve read by her, I’ve loved.

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Beast (Popov Boys Book 5) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

Beast (Popov Boys #5)Beast by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beast is Book Five in the Popov Boys Series. Although this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. This was a beautifully written story about two scarred souls who form a friendship that builds into a romance. Adrik has earned the name Beast because his face is badly scarred from having been attacked by a dog when he was a child. He feels that he has no hopes of ever finding love because of how he looks. Annika is a mafia princess who Adrik has been assigned to protect after she was attacked so viciously in the past that she was temporarily in a wheelchair. When her attacker resurfaces and threatens to finish the job Annika is put under the watch of Adrik and one other bodyguard and kept in a safe location. Adrik and Annika begin to grow close as they spend time together sharing painful secrets and confiding in one another about feeling like outcasts. When Annika’s attacker seeks to follow through with his threats, Adrik vows to protect Annika at all costs.

The storyline of two scarred individuals forging a friendship that turns into more over time is what grabbed my attention. The characters were wonderfully written and lovable. Beast/Adrik’s past is painful as he comes from an abusive home. He vowed to become something and has worked hard over the years to work his way up in the Popov Crime Family as their interrogator and thug. Having been viciously attacked by a dog as a child has scarred him on the inside as well as on the outside and he feels as though he is a monster that is unworthy of love. He has always admired Annika from afar, but she has been off limits to him because it is his boss’ daughter. What he does not realize is that Annika has always been curious about him, and she also does not feel like she belongs. Annika is not a spoiled princess but is kind, compassionate, empathetic, and loving. As they spend time together Adrik realizes that this beautiful woman can see past his scars. This book was wonderful with action, suspense, mystery, drama, friendship, forbidden romance, passion, and a few twists and turns to keep you reading.

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Thief (Popov Boys Book 4) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

Thief (Popov Boys #4)Thief by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thief is Book Four in the Popov Boys Series. This author was new to me, and I have yet to read the first three books in the series, but I know that I will be going back to read them. With that being said, although this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. This book will suck you in from the first few pages and have you hooked on the characters of Dominik and Leah and the undeniable chemistry between them.

Dominik works for the Russian Mafia and is known by his name Thief. When Dom tries to steal Leah’s car, things do not go as he had planned. He certainly did not expect the car’s owner to jump in the front seat or confront him. When Dom discovers that the car’s owner is a famous country star, he decides to let her go but she must not tell anyone about what happened. Dom knows that she will not say anything because he knows of the dark secrets, she carries that will ruin her career if revealed. He puts it behind him, or thinks that he has, until he runs into her again while visiting his brother. As the two spend time together the attraction between them grows and the chemistry becomes intense. When Leah’s secrets and dark past come back to haunt her and put her life and future at risk Dom vows to protect her at all costs.

This book was fast paced, had a fantastic storyline, and great characters. The way in which Dom and Leah meet is unusual to say the least. When Dom and Leah meet, it seems as though they could not be more opposite in how they live their lives and who they are. Dom is used to keeping a low profile, is a bit rough around the edges, and refuses to become attached to anyone. Underneath that tough exterior is a man with a big heart who finally meets his match and lets his guard down. Leah is a celebrity who is used to being in the spotlight and having all the attention on her. Under the glitz and glamor is a woman who has been harboring secrets from a dark past and who has been living under a false identity. When the two meet the chemistry between them sizzles and the attraction between them grows. This book was full of action, suspense, mystery, intrigue, secrets, lies, chemistry, passion, and twists and turns that will have you reading until the end.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

Punk (Popov Bratva #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Punk is book Six in the Popov Boys series. Although this book is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. The series keeps getting better with each book though, so I highly recommend reading the first five books. Each book gives a bit of background information on the different recurring characters, and then focuses on one character for that book. This storyline is centered around the attraction between a younger man and an older woman.

Efram is a bit of a wild guy with a few inner demons and baggage that he has been carrying around since his aunt’s death. Trying to flee from his past he goes out at night as Punk and pursues criminals to bring to justice. His nighttime activities as Punk put his life at risk so he attempts to give it up. He applies for a job as a bookkeeper at Miranda’s record company and Efram and Miranda feel an instant attraction to one another. What Efram does not know is that Miranda thinks that Punk is responsible for killing her brother and she has vowed revenge against him. She is also in the middle of a messy divorce from her rockstar husband after she caught him repeatedly cheating on her. Miranda does not want a relationship while in the middle of a divorce, especially one with a younger man. However, Efram feels a connection to Miranda and is determined to be with her. Will this attraction lead to more? Or will it sizzle out before it ever gets a chance to start?

Another phenomenal story by this talented author. I will admit that this one intrigued me because of the younger man and older woman storyline. (My husband is fifteen years my junior and we have an amazing relationship, so this naturally captivated my attention.) So often it is older men with younger women, so this was a refreshing change. The added elements of danger, secrets, lies, hidden identities, and crazy exes really made this a riveting read. The characters of Efram and Miranda are written beautifully and the attraction between them practically explodes off the pages. Efram comes across as a bit of a wild card as he pursues criminals to bring to justice but underneath that rough exterior, he is trying to work through a past that haunts him. Wanting to leave that behind him leads him to Miranda. She too, is working through inner demons and carrying around baggage. Miranda is a smart, determined, hardworking businesswoman with a good head on her shoulders. She tries to deny her attraction to Efram but the chemistry between them was explosive and undeniable. This book was full of action, suspense, drama, secrets, intrigue, mystery, suspense, chemistry, passion, romance, and twists and turns that will keep you reading until the end.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Rebeca Elliott Figueiras

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 6th book in the Popov Boys series and can be read as a standalone however after discovering the author in December reading the previous 2 books, I highly recommend you read from the beginning of the series!

Once again, the author has proven why they became a fast favourite. They’ve created another set of characters to fall in love with and root for and hooking me from the very start.

I’m once again left with a longing for more of this series and an impatience at not being able to dive straight into another new read in the series.

I though the age gap was written well and made believable. Given everything Miranda has going on in her life, she proves herself to be a strong and independent mother. I love how she was written and how things build between her and Efram.

It’s not just the romance that keeps you reading either, there’s more to it than that. The secrets and suspense were incorporated so nicely, it really came together well.

I’ll be honest and say I had my doubts as the blurb didn’t seem like the rest of the series, but I was blown away by how much I loved this instalment.

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Obedience (Ties That Bind Book 1) by Liza Snow – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz

ObedienceObedience by Liza Snow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Obedience is about a girl named Cassandra Blackstone. Cassandra is a silk aerialist who has always wanted to be mentored by one of the greats, Chandler Moreau. Cassandra auditions for the school that Chandler’s family owns and receives a full scholarship, mentorship, and a job as a teacher assistant. I won’t go into too much detail because there is a lot of things that happen in this book. Long story short, Cassandra is borderline obsessed with Chandler and he seems to have similar feelings once he saw her perform. He is quite older then her and recently divorced so he is seen as a little bit of a grump (not to mention he hates his father). While infatuated with each other, this is not a love at first sight type of story – they each have a lot of baggage and secrets. They do end up falling for each other, but at what cost. Chandler’s family is evil from what we have seen so far and Cassandra is trying to rid the evil from her former life. That doesn’t really bode well for falling for a guy who has evil in his blood. There is this back and forth of information throughout the entire book and is left on a cliff hanger.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I think it provided something a little different then what I am use to reading so that was refreshing. However, there is a lot of information to pay attention to so I had to make sure that I wasn’t too tire while reading. As for the characters, I thought they were interesting. I didn’t love them but didn’t hate them either. Chandler seems a little overbearing and overprotective, but I am sure there is a lot of reasoning behind it. However, I do think he is a little controlling as well, and while I normally love that in a male character, for some reason it just wasn’t hitting the same for me with Chandler. As for Cassandra, I thought she was smart, elegant (in her craft) but a little naive. However, there is a point where she just says what needs to be said and does what needs to be done. I do love that when came to the love story there wasn’t too much build up – however, there was always another secret around the corner. The romance built up so good, but then at times I wanted more. I will read book 2 because I now need to at least know what all the secrets are!!

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