THE SOUND OF SILENCE (Leave Me Breathless) by DAKOTA WILLINK

‘They thought Ethan was perfect in every way – from his polished exterior to the smooth way he spoke. But they didn’t know about the monster who lived beneath the façade.’

Sound of Silence is not a love triangle, but a story of survival and was our first read by the author, Dakota Willink. If you’re in the mood for something dark and gritty, this romantic suspense will answer your call, although, we have to point out that story may contain triggers for some readers, so please read the author warning: Dakota Willink does not hold back.

We were instantly gripped by the story – being tossed from side to side with the twists and turns, and catching ourselves shouting throughout over the impending danger, whilst squirming over the actions of her husband. We felt every moment and of fear and heartbreak with Gianna over her predicament, and despised her dirty cop husband, Ethan, was one calculating b***ard!

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE (Leave Me Breathless) by DAKOTA WILLINK

ASHTON MORGAN: APARTMENT 17B (The Wreck Me Series) by ALY STILES

“I know it’s hard to live as you, but you have no idea how hard it is to live without you.”

We fell in love with everything Ashton Morgan, what a hero!

Ashton Morgan: Apartment 17B by Aly Styles was one of those stories that will break, heal, and steal your heart. A slow-building romance laced with angst, struggle, and heartbreak. It was a tale as old as time, where two people from different sides of the track find a love so pure and honest it makes your heart soar. Soulmates. Beautifully written, this romance is one for the dreamers, for the readers who love to find hope where there seems to be none and the readers who love a good old-fashioned romance that must travel an arduous journey filled with man-made obstacles. It truly was a wonderful story that touched us immensely with its inspirational positivity despite the darkness, as well as the hope that love brought for two much-loved characters.

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ASHTON MORGAN: APARTMENT 17B (The Wreck Me Series) by ALY STILES

REQUIEM OF THE SOUL: A Sovereign Soul Novel (The Society Trilogy #1) by A ZAVARELLI & NATASHA KNIGHT

Dark Mafia

‘Every last Moreno will pay in blood and misery so acute, they will know suffering more intimately than I ever could.’

Requiem of the Soul by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight is book one in a trilogy with a bitch of a cliff-hanger. The neighbours probably heard us shout noooooooo when we realised there were no more pages left to read! We are in a dark romance kind of mood at the moment, and this is definitely everything we crave, though we will say the romance is a slow build, in the sense it’s more ‘hate-mance’ so far. Can we coin that phrase, or has it already been used?

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REQUIEM OF THE SOUL: A Sovereign Soul Novel (The Society Trilogy #1) by A ZAVARELLI & NATASHA KNIGHT

THE MADDEST OBSESSION (Made #2) by DANIELLE LORI

5 fantastic stars! A definite for the Top Reads of 2021 lists!

‘He wanted me, and he hated it. I was his own little game. If he touched me, he’d lose. I suddenly knew, this was a game I wanted to play with everything in me.’

The Maddest Obsession by Danielle Lori has without question become one of our most loved dark mafia/antihero romances we’ve read to date. It was outstanding, ticked all our book love boxes and is a favourite for 2021. Why? Well, where do we begin; character connection…we’ll get back to this later because bloody hell, a brilliant storyline, angst, sexual tension, and the passion, oh wow the passion!

If you love any of the following: ruthless anti-heroes, dark romance, mafia romance, strong heroines with vulnerability, a lot of angst in your romance as well as slow burn which turns into a scorching inferno, then this is definitely for you, no hesitation! You’ll be reading late into the night, just as we did! Just have a fan or a glass of ice cubes at hand……just saying!

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THE MADDEST OBSESSION (Made #2) by DANIELLE LORI

WHEN THE STORM BREAKS (Lost Stars #2) by EMERY ROSE

‘That night I fell a little bit harder for the man who fixed broken horses and for the boy who had been forced to see the ugly side of life too young.’

We were intrigued by Brody in When the Stars Fall (Lost Stars #1) and couldn't wait to dig a little deeper into his past, and of course, spend some time with Brody and his sweet little boy Noah. What a wonderful relationship these two had. We knew it would take a tenacious woman to snag this gorgeous gruff cowboy and gain his hard-earned trust, and once again, this author didn't let us down.

We’re officially addicted and hope more characters get to tell their story! We know we’ll be there for every single one of them! Who will be next we wonder? We want to hear them all! If you love angst, heat, passion, rock stars, cowboys and romance, a small-town vibe, and a loveable little boy, be sure to add this book to your TBR’s!

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WHEN THE STORM BREAKS (Lost Stars #2) by EMERY ROSE

THE SWEETEST OBLIVION (Made #1) by DANIELLE LORI

‘Whiskey and flame. Sleepless nights. Tattooed skin, white t-shirts, and rough hands. Love and lust and happiness. He was everything.’

Forbidden romance
Intense sexual tension
Angst aplenty
Suspense
Danger
Passion
A Mafia Anti-hero
Sizzling hot chemistry and a dangerous attraction! 

Gritty, passionate, suspenseful, and utterly compelling, The Sweetest Oblivion it all! With a slow burn that was on point! We always say a slow burn makes that passionate fire even more intense and hotter when it finally takes hold. We loved this book, and we just know this will be one wickedly addictive series!

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THE SWEETEST OBLIVION (Made #1) by DANIELLE LORI

A VERY FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DAY by KAYLEY LORING

Another winner from Kayley Loring! Check out our Review and Exclusive Excerpt! Be quick and grab this fabulously fun and flirty read for only 99c/77p!

'There's the flash of awareness, the darkness and the nothingness, and then there's just Birdie, calling me home.'

Well, weren't we just eagerly anticipating this book! After falling head over heels in love with A Very Bossy Christmas (one of our Top reads of 2020). We were suitably teased with Declan's brother, Hollywood actor Eddie's friendship with Birdie Beckett, the Archivist for the Getty, in and couldn't wait for this book! Once again, we've fallen in love with a Kayley Loring romance. A Very Friendly Valentine's Day, was a sweet, sexy, and very funny friends to lover's rom-com. A hot Hollywood actor and a beautiful, sweet nerdy girl. Talk about swoon, and we loved it!

There was so much to love about this story. The train trip provided the perfect vehicle (pardon the pun) for their relationship, the text messages between Eddie and Birdie were an absolute hoot, as was the banter between Eddie and his brother Declan and their Irish cousins. The comedic timing blended beautifully with the romance of the story and the passion provided many Kindle fanning moments.

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A VERY FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DAY by KAYLEY LORING

MORENO’S: (Moreno Brothers) MORENO BROTHERS SEQUEL by ELIZABETH REYES

‘Not only was he Isa’s first choice – he was her only choice.’

Well, what can we say other than oh wow what a trip down memory lane! We fell in utter love with the Moreno brothers back in 2011 and remember this series with such love so it’s no surprise that when Elizabeth Reyes released Isabella and Alejandro’s story, which is where it all began, we were excited to revisit this memorable series and family.

From the onset, we knew that theirs was a soulmate romance that withstood the test of time and circumstance. They had to overcome so much in order to be together and live safely in the arms of one another, as they had wished for since childhood. Only a love of the truest, persevering and strongest form can withstand the test of time and separation.

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MORENO’S: (Moreno Brothers) MORENO BROTHERS SEQUEL by ELIZABETH REYES

THE LAST GOODBYE by ABBY McCARTHY

‘I was stuck between loving him and letting him go, and I wasn’t sure how fair that was to either of us.’

First off, the cover of this book drew us in immediately! It called to us with a promise of passion, angst and emotion, and The Last Goodbye certainly delivered on those fronts.

This is an emotionally charged second chance love story that spans from teenage years to the heartbreak and challenges of adulthood. This is a story that deals with many ups and downs and delves into the loyalty of a man would lose so much to protect the ones he loves.

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THE LAST GOODBYE by ABBY McCARTHY

WHEN THE STARS FALL (Lost Stars #1) by EMERY ROSE

5 heartfelt, angsty and emotional stars. WHAT A BOOK!!! You really MUST 1Click this one!!

“What happens when the stars fall, Jude?”
“I’ll put them back in the sky for you…”

Honestly, we cannot express how much we loved When the Stars Fall by Emery Rose. It felt tremendously complete if that makes any sense. A love so pure from childhood, a soul mate love that withstands everything life can possibly throw at it. It’s a sign of a magnificent Author when you openly grieve over such a fierce love lost and feel emotionally exhausted as she takes you on a journey of healing. Emery Rose is this Author and we cannot recommend this wonderful story highly enough to all our fellow romance readers who love having their hearts broken and lovingly stitched back together again!

Emery Rose is a wonderful storyteller, the writing was flawless and the vivid imagery intense and passionate. The feelings we got from reading When the Stars Fall reminded us of the books we read and fell in love with back in the day which spurred us on to start blogging just so we could shout from the rooftops: READ THIS BOOK!

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WHEN THE STARS FALL (Lost Stars #1) by EMERY ROSE