⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Kristie K
Just when you think she can’t possibly have any more twists to throw your way, Helen Hardt surprises you with the biggest twist of all…
When we are presented with the word shattered, it evokes images of broken things, such as mirrors or glass. It can also, and more poignantly evoke feelings of broken hearts, minds, bodies, or souls…but in this case, its all four. Helen Hardt continues to weave her tangled web in the seventh instalment of the Steel Brothers series with Shattered, the first of the series focusing on the youngest Steel brother, Ryan. Long considered the “pretty boy” of the family, Ryan heads up the winery at the Steel family ranch. The most easy going, and jovial of the Steel boys, Ryan is ready to watch his brothers get married in paradise, and begin their happily ever afters. While in Jamaica for the weddings, Ryan meets Ruby Lee, local detective and friend of his soon-to-be sister-in-law Melanie. Ruby Lee keeps to herself, stays out of the spotlight, and fights for those that can’t fight for themselves. Downplaying her innate beauty in her everyday life, Ruby is forced out of her comfort zone in Jamaica when her duties as Maid of Honor require her to doll herself up a bit and let down her hair. When Ryan catches a glimpse of the beauty beneath the facade, he can’t get enough of Ruby and wants nothing more than to get to know her better. As their friendship and attraction grows, more secrets come to light…some that may be devastating enough to shatter their burgeoning relationship.
Holy hell, Ms. Hardt….what are you doing to me?!?! As with the last six instalments, Shattered took me on another adventure that left me gasping and breathless. The devastating and horrific secrets that haunt the Steel brothers continue to wreak their havoc, revealing ever more destructive mysteries in their twisted past. Shattered brings even more challenges and heart wrenching situations to the forefront for the Steel boys, this time with possibly the most devastating coming for not just Ryan, but them all. I honestly wasn’t sure how Ms. Hardt could possibly bring MORE to this already full table, but on all that is holy, she has! The story continues to weave a tangled and twisted tale of horror, deceit, and betrayal…and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. The characters continue to grow, change, and evolve, becoming even more amazing and easy to love than before. Ryan is a dream, with a heart of gold and the soul of a fighter. Ruby is a fallen angel, just waiting for the right reason to spread her wings again and fly. The plot and storyline are even more amazing and well executed than in the beginning, and continue to evolve and completely blow my mind! As with the previous instalments, Ms. Hardt has left us on a devastating cliff-hanger, but this one comes with a new and refreshing twist from the previous stories. I am counting down the days until Twisted graces my kindle, Ms. Hardt…
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His name was Ozzie.
He was the college hockey star every girl wanted a piece of and who every guy wanted to be.
But I didn’t know he existed. Not until the editor of the school paper agreed to give me a position in exchange for writing an article about him and his private life. I want the position. More than anything. It’s been part of my plan for as long as I can remember. But associating with jocks isn’t something I’m comfortable with given how unpopular and awkward I was in high school. I can’t let that stand in my way, though. I’m too stubborn for that.
I devise a plan to meet him and it works better than I thought it would. I don’t tell him what I’m up to, and by the time I start to realize what all the fuss is about, it’s too late. My lie threatens to expose his darkest secrets and also break my heart.
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Meet The Author
Sara Hubbard is an author of romantic fiction. Her debut novel BLOOD, SHE READ released fall 2012 and was a NEORWA Cleveland Rocks winner and a RCRW Duel on the Delta finalist. Her first contemporary novel, Beautiful and Broken was an Amazon bestseller.
Sara lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two children (four if you count her husband and her needy labradoodle) and works as a registered nurse.
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…Hogwarts is plan B.
Review by Tara 5 Stars
We are reunited with Ever, Dare and their gang of misfits. Throw in some actions, suspense and some steamy moments and we have Crown of Betrayal.
“With one word, everything I’ve done for MECA, and for the leath cine, will be called into question. With one word, my world will tumble off the edge of a cliff and I’ll fall down. I’ll fall down, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to pick myself up after a fall like that.”
Thinking that nothing else can go wrong, Ever and her friends are brought into the Goblin Kingdom, where they are promised safety. But being safe isn’t in Ever’s vocabulary, and she is again in danger, which angers everyone that cares about her. Fighting their way through truths and a whole bunch of crazy, will Ever and Dare succeed in making life in their kingdoms peaceful?
“And just like that, the last wall protecting my heart from this goblin falls. My mind races and my chest constricts in fear, but Dare smiles again and the tension releases.”
Again, this book is amazing! Graceley is massively talented! Every word that she writes is full of energy and promise of greater things to come! Crown of Betrayal is a perfect mix of good and evil, and leaves you wanting more!! Ever and Dare are like day and night, but they work so perfectly together. Introductions to some new characters, goes flawlessly, and they fit right into the story!
“Repeal the declaration? Allow leath cine to live in the Light Elven Kingdom? Allow mixed marriages and cross breedings amongst the different kingdoms again? I refrain from fist pumping at the thought of hundreds of years of prejudice and persecution disappearing with one little scrap of paper.”
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publication Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Forbidden, an all-new story from Jodi Ellen Malpas is LIVE!!
Review by Wendy
Jodi toyed with me like a cat toys with its prey, batting me back and forth, wearing me down until she tipped my moral compass on its head.
When I started reading I had no doubt in my mind which side of the argument I fell on, but that got totally blown apart with my need to see Annie and Jack happy.
We all know Jodi can write hot, alpha males that are off the Alpha Male Richter scale, but this was different. Jack is clearly a jolly good looking chap, but it wasn’t at the forefront of my mind as I read The Forbidden, because the dilemma he finds himself in distracts from this. My focus was on the internal battle both characters were having, actually it was the same internal battle I was having with myself over what they should do. And the conclusion I came to was not the one I expected.
Every emotion possible passed through me during this book, there was passion, shame, shock, love, hope, loss. I actually read chapter one twice, it made me feel so proud of Annie I was so invested in her already, which meant when the shit hit the fan I was with her 100%.
It has been an honour and a pleasure to meet Jodi over the years and to be trusted with an advanced copy of The Forbidden has been a huge honour, she simply is one of the loveliest people in the industry.
I expect you all to go into this book, thinking as i did and being slightly judgemental of the subject, but I guarantee, you will finish the book feeling completely different.
Review by Tara
Can you make your heart love a certain way? Can you force it not to feel for someone you have no right loving? What if that love and that person are forbidden?
“I’ve no doubt. It takes everything in me and more to take his hand and bring it to my mouth, and when my tongue slips free, I close my eyes and brace myself. I taste no salt. I taste him. And it might well be the most intoxicating taste I’ve ever experienced.”
Annie Ryan has lived her life by one rule…less men, more work. That all changes when she encounters a stranger at a bar, when her world collides with his in a big way. Jack Joseph is unhappy with his life, so much he is losing himself and cannot find a way out. Meeting Annie opens up his eyes to world filled with love and happiness, but what they are doing is forbidden….will love conquer and allow these two to accept fate’s challenge?
“Only him and the return of feelings that I’ve fantasized about since that unforgettable night. All the guilt is abandoning me, and I let it, unprepared to let anything stop me from taking the forbidden.”
The Forbidden is a mind mixer, a heart breaker, and a book filled with suspense, romance and steamy rendezvouses. Jodi takes us into a taboo world and shows us how one time can affect the rest of your life. The connection between the MC’s is raw and real, pulling you in with every word that Jodi writes. Every page holds promise, and keeps you reading, even when you don’t think you can go on. The Forbidden is a hot book, and Jodi is a master of words.
“This is my penance. For all of the wrong decisions I have made, for touching the forbidden, this is the ultimate punishment. I will never forgive myself.”
Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.
Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.
With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR, released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.
All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers
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Release Date: 7th August 2017
Escape, it was the reason James Riley flew to the other side of the world. His family believed he’d left for career progression—an opportunity he couldn’t pass up, and his lie was so good even he believed it. Australia was perfect for him. It helped him forget his one and only mistake. A relationship was the last thing on his mind because he was never going to fall for a woman again.
Ariana Scott thought she wanted a Dom. That choice cost her both blood and tears. A year later, she was still trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Her interest in the sexy British guy was too soon, too fast, and because of her job, off limits. But the lure of James Riley was a temptation she couldn’t shake off.
When a safe vanilla fling turns into a relationship, her career, her family, and her lifestyle threaten to tear her world apart. She’s fallen hard and is prepared to put everything on the line for James. He makes her question everything she thinks she knows about herself but there is only one answer when casual sex becomes more than desire.
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Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven erotic romance. She began scribbling her stories in the pages of a notebook several years ago. Today she’s still scribbling stories of dominance and submission and creating Happily Ever Afters.
Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes, lingerie and chocolate, in-between being a mum and a wife. She would love to give up her day job to devote more time to her scribbles. For every woman who’s ever desired more. www.racheldelune.com