KING OF SOULS (Nico & Ari Duet #2) VERONA LEGACY by L.A. Cotton

‘I didn’t want to be Arianne’s prince. I wanted to be her king. The king of her heart. The king of her soul.’

Without question, the love story between Nicco and Ari was straight out a mafia version of a Romeo & Juliet type romance. Both suffering from the forced inability to be together. Family wars, criminal wrongdoings, violence and the sins of the fathers. It’s all there with love as the shining beacon.

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KING OF SOULS (Nico & Ari Duet #2) VERONA LEGACY by L.A. Cotton

VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

5 intense and fantastic stars!

'I guess that's what happens when you hold a person so deep in our heart. You consume them and make them part of you. You share their pain. You experience their trauma. You choke on their truth because it's impossible to swallow.'

Lily White is a master manipulator, a temptress and creative storyteller. Each book consistently sends us in a tailspin of emotions time and again with her little morsels of information, uncovering just enough secrets in an appetizing yet torturous fashion. Oh, we do love it as we're torn between rushing to the end and savouring every wonderfully seductively mouth-watering word. Her visual prose had our imaginations going into overdrive - there were times we could visualise these men standing as a force - we felt them, all around us. Their strength, their power and their potency. We could see them, standing there looking gorgeous and menacing, all thanks to Lily White's words.

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VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

PRINCE OF HEARTS: NICO & ARI DUET (Verona Legacy #1) by L.A. COTTON

“I would kill for you, Arianne. That’s who I am. I might not like everything about my life, my legacy, but this life, the codes I am bound to, run through my blood.”

It's been a while since we've immersed ourselves in a Mafia romance, and didn't L.A. Cotton provide all those feelings we love to experience with these type of reads. You know the ones? They make our hearts flutter whilst simultaneously leaving them a ragged wreck when the author brings you the angst, intensity and the threatening world of the Mafia forbidden romance theme.

 This story was like an intense, intriguing and angsty puzzle piece – every step forward took us two steps back guessing how it was all going to come together – deceit and lies, love and passion, happiness and heartbreak, it was all here, and OMG! We are so ready for more! We cannot wait for the next book, King of Souls! There's no doubt about it. L.A. Cotton wowed us with this book!

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PRINCE OF HEARTS: NICO & ARI DUET (Verona Legacy #1) by L.A. COTTON

LIFE OF DEBAUCHERY DUET by M ROBINSON

‘Cash affected my mind, my heart, my soul. His God given talent. I could touch it. Feel it. Taste it. It enveloped me. Devoured me…’

M Robinson certainly pulls no punches when she turns on the angst and emotion in Cash McGraw’s raw and gritty story. A rock star, friends to lovers’ duet that took us from past to present throughout, the emotion gripped our hearts, bringing us to tears – tears of hope, frustration and pain. Cash and Journey’s story isn’t a pretty one, but it is compelling reading!

This duet is a story of friendship, family, love and redemption, with Robinson covering every aspect in all its gut-wrenching agony. This author writes to the beat of her own drum, and whilst her love stories aren’t hearts and flowers, and her characters aren’t perfect, she brilliantly and unapologetically brings us flawed characters who travel a difficult road to find love. Their journey’s make up sit up and take notice, making us wince as we share their pain and heartache.

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LIFE OF DEBAUCHERY DUET by M ROBINSON

DIRTY ROCK: A ROCK STAR ROMANCE by VICKI JAMES

5 fantastic stars!

‘She had the ability to be the best decision I’d ever made or my greatest heartache.’

If you’re wanting to escape into the rock scene with a bad boy frontman with a huge heart, spend time with a woman whose tenacity will have you cheering, experience a true rock star, ‘in your gut feeling’ story where the buzz, excitement and music stimulates the senses from an author who allows your imagination to run rampant in a story of rock, passion, friendship and love.. then grab a copy of Dirty Rock now! You’re going to love this one! We hope this series just goes on and one!!

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DIRTY ROCK: A ROCK STAR ROMANCE by VICKI JAMES

THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs #3) by KATE STEWART

‘I’m a man standing in the wake of lost love, bitterness in my heart, and singed beyond anything I can control.’

Ahhh, Kate Stewart. The author who had us in a giggling fit one minute, fanning ourselves with our Kindle reading some super-hot sex, ripped out our hearts and stomped on them with some highly emotive scenes, and drove us to frustration with some back and forth, will they won’t they, could they can’t they, heavy-duty angst. If you’ve read The Guy in the Middle you know EXACTLY what we mean if you haven’t and you love a romance that tests you, then grab this book.

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THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs #3) by KATE STEWART

EVEN IF IT HURTS by MARNI MANN

5 gut-wrenching stars! OMG! What an angsty and emotional read!

‘It was love. And in that moment, I knew without a doubt in my mind that I couldn’t hurt this man.’

Even If It Hurts is one of those books that we have an intense love/hate relationship with. The story both made us incredibly angry yet full of love. Frustrating, beautiful, unjust and filled with love. Marni Mann is such a wonderful storyteller who cares so deeply for her characters, ensuring we fall in love with them thus feeling the incredible pain and the intense love they have for each other. It’s a testament to her quality of writing that we both loved and hated this story. That it made us cry real tears.

When you are unable to stop thinking of the story, trying to rationalise the actions of the characters whilst swinging on a pendulum from anger to understanding; from love to hate, you know she nailed it. We may not like it, but we lived it till the point of complete immersion.

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EVEN IF IT HURTS by MARNI MANN

LOVE HURTS DUET by M ROBINSON

“I want a guy who wants to be with me. The one who will do anythin’ to make me happy. The man who puts me first before everythin’ and anyone. I want the fairytale, my own Prince Charmin’. I know my worth, and I won’t stop till I find him. I refuse to settle. It’s just not in me.”

We loved how Monica Robinson turned this duet around and we found ourselves rooting for Harley and Jackson. The misunderstandings, the secrecy and the pretence all combined in conspiring to stand in the way of a true love. Harley and Jackson’s very own chaotic version of love. It was quite the emotional rollercoaster and we absolutely wanted to bang their heads together a few times. What they both let stand in their way of finding true happiness in each other’s arms was agonising at times. Monica Robinson threw in a few twists, which we loved, and she made sure we truly felt those important emotions in Love You Now. There’s a fine line between love and hate and Monica Robinson got it just right in our opinion. Love will always win!

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LOVE HURTS DUET by M ROBINSON

DEVASTATED (Anger Management #1) by R.L. MATHEWSON

‘Over the past several months he’d become her best friend. He made her laugh, teased her, tormented her, made her feel protected; and those times when she struggled, he was there holding her and letting her know she was safe. For the first time in her life, she felt…Whole.’

Devastated by R.L Mathewson has shot itself right into our top reads by this Author. We absolutely loved it. Having been huge fans since 2011, we found Devastated to have the trademark humour of RL Mathewson which we love so much, but with a brand new mature and emotional twist to her writing. There’s no question that whilst easily recognisable as a Mathewson story, Devastated shows a new side to her. There is something very special about a slow burn romance where the characters start off as enemies, become friends and eventually fall for each other. It was pure emotional angst peppered with humour and raw vulnerability.

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DEVASTATED (Anger Management #1) by R.L. MATHEWSON

THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (Rixon Raiders #1) by L.A. COTTON

‘Being a Rixon Rider came with a certain set of privileges. We were treated like gods in the halls at school; and outside the school gates, around town, wasn’t much different. It was easy to get swept up in it all. The girls. The attention. The respect.’

The Trouble with You by L.A Cotton is the first book we’ve read by this Author and we’re now hooked and can’t wait for the next book in this series. Each book in the Rixon Raiders series can be read as a standalone as it features different couples, however, we meet them all in this book so a connection has been made, be it positive or negative…HA!

We love high angst and The Trouble with You is chock a block with it, in this enemies to lovers YA/NA romance. There’s nothing like starting off seriously disliking a character and then the Author cleverly making you turn a one-eighty and actually care by the end! The different POV’s certainly helped too.

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THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (Rixon Raiders #1) by L.A. COTTON