Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May
Genre – Contemporary/Military Romance
Page Count – 415 pages
Cover Designer – Dark Water Covers
Courage; a strong word Patience LaClare thought she lost the meaning to.
Lost, the word she has come to know. She lost her way in a loveless marriage and stuck in a never-ending cycle of life which lacks any form of joy.
That is all about to end, she is taking Courage back and finding who she truly is meant to be. With none of her friends close to help her, Patience finds her own way to bring her life back to something she can be proud of.
Everything is about to change.
Broken; is who Marine Duke Michaels is now. Medically discharged from the Marines, he is heading home where to Centennial, Montana and the first piece of his life fell apart.
Not just a word of one’s state of being but the girl he left. She was everything to him and he let her move on with someone else. He lives with many regrets, but none are as powerful as not fighting for Patience. But things aren’t what he thought they would be once he came home.
He discovers the shell of a girl he loved and sees she is now struggling to gain Courage once more. Duke isn’t about to let her slip through his fingers for a second time.
This time, he has his own Courage to go after what he wants.


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Romance author Brooke May spends her days writing whatever her overactive imagination has brewed up and her evenings reading while she works alongside her mom. Telling stories is second natural to her, from a young age she has told anyone who would listen what she had thought up. Now, a mom of two, she splits her time writing, playing with her kids, and of course, hiking, hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling in her beloved Bighorn Mountains.

While on maternity leave with her youngest, Brooke was putting laundry away when she looked at a poem she had written in high school that was framed in her son’s bedroom. That poem triggered the idea of My Cowboy and soon she was sitting in front of her computer with her infant next to her writing her first love story that wasn’t a fanfiction.





Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Michelle King

Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1)Wayward by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Billionaire Bodyguards series is a spin off from the Torzial Affair books, only told from the point of view of the Bodyguards that take care of the Billionaires. In this first book, we learn Jay’s story. He is the head of security and set to own his own division of the company. He met Sasha in the Torzial books and was infatuated at first sight! He hasn’t been able to forget her or get her out of his mind. Sasha is a ballerina and at least in my opinion, a bit of a weak and needy individual. She has extremely low self-esteem and doesn’t believe that anyone could possibly want her for more than a night. Even though I didn’t care for her character, I did enjoy the book immensely! There is action and adventure, travels around the world, and sexual tension that cannot be ignored! We learn so much more about not only Jay and Sasha, but others from the Torzial Affair books. It was extremely interesting to see the events we read about in the last series from a different perspective. Great start to a new series!

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Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) by Via Mari

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Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) by Via Mari


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Genre – Contemporary Romance / Suspense

Cover Designer – Suzannah Sanifi

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Sasha Koslov is a Russian Ballerina, on an extended visa in the United States. She is a vision to uphold, strong, and regal to those who watch her perform and follow her fame, but they don’t know her secrets or the heartache she endures.

Jay is the head of an elite security team, paid to protect two of the wealthiest men in the world. He has never once felt the need to protect someone outside of the job, but there is something about Sasha that calls to him on a primal level. He has wanted her since the very first time he saw her, mesmerized by her beauty, that graceful body, and those penetrating sky-blue eyes.

When he discovers her past, the mafia connections and the implications it has to the billionaires he protects, will it be too much to overcome or with methodical planning can he tame and capture the heart of his wayward angel?


Via Mari was raised in both the United States and United Kingdom and travels extensively. As a child she spent uncountable hours traveling and always enjoyed reading to pass the time and this pattern has continued in her adult life.

In fact, you can still find her curled up in an overstuffed chair, when the wood fire is crackling and popping, reading a page-turning novel until the early hours of the morning, especially during the harsh winters of the Midwestern United States or engrossed in a book as she travels from place to place researching for her own novels, or attending conferences.

Via’s inspiration to publish stemmed from research as she began writing love scenes for her own novels. It became apparent there seemed to be a cultural divide between what people believed was normal or vanilla sexual behavior and that which people considered BDSM and she felt compelled enough to write about the differences, similarities, and extreme feelings and levels of trust individuals in dominant and submissive relationships must have, and the desires that are at the heart of these relationships.





Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Sunday Barnaby

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claimed by Via Mari
Four Stars

Claimed is the third book in the Torzial Affair by Via Mari. This continues to be a highly entertaining series. I love the whole universe that this author brings with all of her books. This is a continuation Brian and Jenny’s story. This book grabbed my attention from the first page and I couldn’t put it down until the last. The ending is really amazing, and I look forward to reading what Ms. Mari has is store for us next. I highly recommend this book, series and author.
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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Jana Teppih

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claimed is the third book in Via Mari’s Torzial Affair series! You absolutely need to read the series in the order as the third book picks up where the second one left off! I also recommend that you read first the main series of Prestian series that the Torzial Affair is a spin off of as it helps you to understand the dynamics and who is who!
Jenny walked away free from the court, from the crime she was accused of and she did not commit. Yet, the past is not done with her as she knows too much and the Mob does not let one go … alive … Brian keeps throwing everything he has into ensuring that the nightmare is over … will they succeed?
I love the twists and turns and I love how Brian helps Jenny to live her fantasies, the trust and the passion and … you will not be able to put the book down, I promise! Welcome along Jenny and Brian’s journey!

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Felicia Bates

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claimed (The Torzial Affair book 3)
Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars

After reading Via Mari’s Prestian Series, I was looking forward to reading the Torzial Affair series. Quickly I became hooked and if we are being honest, I enjoyed this series even more than the other!
Much like the other two books in the series, Claimed kept me engaged from start to finish while managing to keep me on the edge of my seat.
By now, chances are you’re aware that the Torzial Affair series moves along in chronological order and shouldn’t be read as a standalone but it’s worth mentioning just in case. Claimed is the final book in the trilogy and while many trilogies feel rushed by the end, this wasn’t the case here. Via Mari truly has a talent for crafting stories that are hot and steamy with an exciting storyline.

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Cassi Rogers

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari is an emotional roller coaster of a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. I was so emotionally invested in this book and it took me no time to read it. If you have already read the first two books in the series (which you should do before reading this one), you already know the characters Brian and Jenny. Both Brian and Jenny have been through so much in their pasts. Both have suffered hurt, angst, and loss. As a couple they have struggled through not only trust and commitment issues but also, trouble closing in from the outside of their relationship.
Jenny was accused of brutally murdering her ex. She has been jumping through hoops and trying everything both she and Brian know to prove her innocence. The truth is finally brought to life in this book and the mafia assumes she knows too much and they go on the hunt to eliminate her. Brian and her friends will do anything and everything they can to stop the mafia from coming after the one they love.
This last book has the perfect amount of romance, action, and suspense. I was shocked to see some things come to light and thrilled with the others. Via has a way of tricking you into believing one thing and then revealing another… I like it. I would highly recommend this series to people who love erotic romance books.

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Moriah Venable

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claimed is the third novel in the Torzial Affair series by Via Mari. This is my third novel by this author.

Jenny has gone through a lot and has come out on top but someone is still after her and its time to finally find out who is after her so she can finally live a peaceful life.

Her relationship with Brian has changed from sexually to them finally admitting their feelings to each other. Brian opening up his heart and showing Jenny the world she had always been curious about, but with danger lurking around every corner, who is really loyal to who?

This was another fast paced novel where I wasn’t sure what was going on and there was so many twists and turns and people in danger and mafia kidnappings, that I had to reread some parts.

This series surprised in some many ways and I am glad that I gave it a try.

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Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Moriah Venable

Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2)Bound by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bound is the second novel in the Torzial Affair series by Via Mari. This is my second novel by this author.

With the news of her ex-boyfriend killed, all evidence points to Jenny, who did not commit the crime. Someone is framing her and even making up evidence. Knowledge of Ty, her ex boyfriend, embezzle money in the company she has worked so far to build up, Jenny has to make some tough decisions including what her relationship is with Brian before it becomes too late. She has people after her on every side, and not sure who to trust. Anyone could be working against her.

This novel was really fast paced with trying to find evidence to clear up Jenny’s name in the murder and to find out who really did it, but things weren’t looking so good for her. Her feelings for Brian are becoming stronger and wonders if she cares for her in the same way that she does for him.

I can’t believe I finished this a few hours and I am on the seat of seat to find out how this ends.

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Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Moriah Venable

Shattered (The Torzial Affair Book 1)Shattered by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered is the first novel in the Torzial Affair by Via Mari. This is my first novel by this author.

While attending her best friend’s wedding, Jenny Torzial attracts the attention of Brian Carrington. They sneak off for more privacy and when a kiss leads to possibly more, Jenny kicks him in the groin and runs out the room, confusing Brian. He tries to think nothing of it, but he wants to know more about her.

With the possibility of mafia, tracking her because of her association, Brian could be way in over his head.

This story really surprised me. I thought I knew how it was going to go but I was so wrong. Jenny is a strong character who is trying to make a name for herself and make her father proud but there are things about her past that she is start healing and turns to alcohol to face her demons.

Brian has a hard life and is unable to trust people but shows he has a caring side when he meets Jenny.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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