Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, MediaCity, and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures, such as Grey’s Anatomy. And, when she isn’t doing those things, you can often find her on Facebook, or obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book-boyfriend extraordinaire.
𝑰 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒘 𝒖𝒑 𝒂 𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒏.Proud.Strong.𝘙𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘺.I’ll do 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 for the ones I love, even if it means allowing myself to be forced from my kingdom.I may be stuck having to play Samantha St. James inside the gilded halls of my new school, but I’ll always be 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝘃𝘆 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 at my 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦.Now Jasper Noble and his merry band of douchebags expect me to yield.That’s funny.They think they’re tough.Gods among men.I know they’re 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 but ordinary bullies.With threats coming from all sides, my adversaries will come to learn—𝑰 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔.
So I think compared to some of the other novel in this series this one is a little different. At least to me it felt a little different. We start the story with Zoey writing letters to her mum and that is a theme all the way through this book and I really liked the added extra of those letters it gave so much about her past and her family and it becomes a big part later on in the book. The letters are heartbreaking and they hit you in the feels that’s for sure.
So when we meet Zoey I knew she was going to be a ride. I felt it straight away I knew that she was going to cause a stir and yes she did. The moment she saw that dog we all knew she was going to fall in love with him and she did.
I couldn’t stop laughing at one point in this novel and it’s at the beginning so Hannibal is a puppy from one of Grace’s dogs and when the puppy goes missing, do they tell Grace? Nope. They hide it and when she finds out boy is she mad. But I love her reaction to it and how mad she is at the men for not telling her about the missing supper.
I love how attached Hannibal gets to Zoey but it’s also hilarious how mad Stump gets about it. Especially as Hannibal gets slightly depressed because he misses Zoey. I just think that’s so cute and dogs are just the purest.
Stump and Max made me laugh so many times through this book they are both hilarious and I love it. Especially after Max accidentally lets Stump go again and he ends up you guessed it straight back with Zoey.
So we have the plot of this book of a stalker who we begin to believe is after Zoey but over the course we learn he’s not after Zoey he’s trying to warn her to stay away from Ginny, which I do believe this will work it’s way into Ginny and Gavin’s story when the trilogy is finally released. In regards to the stalker storyline it is very much left unfinished and you don’t get to know who the stalker is in fact.
I really liked the chemistry between Stump and Zoey especially because Zoey was oblivious to the way Stump felt about her and she barely had any self esteem and my heart broke for her. She truly believed that nobody could love her so when Stump told her he loved her god my heart broke because she still didn’t feel like she could be loved. That all stems from her daddy issues.
So we learn more about Zoey’s family and that her father is in fact a conman who swindled many women out of their money and at times used Zoey as bait for new women. (Sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds. I remember that episode so well.) Zoey has been through a lot when Zoey’s dad’s wife finally clicks on that he’s stealing her money and her families. He decides to run only this time Zoey has a baby sister. Her dad kills the wife and the baby sister and Zoey is that distraught she kills her dad. Like could you imagine going through all that it would wow, you can understand why the girl has issues. Or why she lives with barely any stuff which Stump knocks the reason on the head pretty quick.
Greer appears in this book! I love Greer. Anyway I thought it was hilarious that he tries to set Zoey up with Dustin. We also get to see just how powerful Greer is when he maybe heals Cole (we don’t get to find out if it works or not until Dustin’s book). I think in that scene with The Predators and some of the members of The Last Riders standing around lending help to Greer as he tries to heal Cole. I just think that it’s so powerful. I also love that Zoey figured it out that Greer could heal before she even saw the healing. She nails Greer on the head immediately.
So we have more of a setup for Ginny and I still can’t wait for her books.
So the big bombshell at the end of this book is that Zoey’s dad wasn’t actually her father. No. Zoey was kidnapped as a baby and her parents have been looking for her ever since. Stump manages to find the address and rather going through the authorities, Zoey decides to leave all her letters at their door and tell them if they want to know her to meet at the park. And oh my god that scene I was sobbing like a baby. It hit me in the feels and I was destroyed.
Meet the Broderick siblings in this brand new, thrilling Romantic Suspense series.
Four books – four drama laden love stories.
Families are complicated, especially when they’re built on scandals, secrets and lies.
“You’re an arrogant bastard, Scott Foxton,” she shouts, struggling in my hold. “They did not throw me out!”She twists and turns her body as if she’s still on stage, ire and temper getting her nowhere against my size. All it does is wind up parts of me I’m desperately trying to ignore, as does the feeling of her being so close. Eyes—blue. Deep blue with tiny pinpricks of a pupil. Lips—soft, blush pink. Fine hair sweeps across my skin, the slight smell of lemons coming with it, as the feel of her transfers even more imagery, even more thoughts that I should not be thinking.I let go and back away before this turns into something it shouldn’t, pointing at the door in the same breath. “I suggest you take the opportunity to leave, Ms Castlewood. My patience is wearing thin, you’re winding me up, and rough foreplay isn’t something I mind in the slightest.”Everything about her face, all the anger and venom morphs into surprise. It’s then that I realise what I’ve just said. Christ. Young enough to be my daughter and I’m talking dirty?“Leave,” snarls out of me. It’s all I’ve got. I’m not apologising for it or the review. And if she gives me any more time to not think about what I’m doing here, this is going to turn very dirty extremely quickly.Thankfully, after a minute’s worth of those soft lips and her panting breath teasing me some more, she gathers her cardigan slowly and heads for the still open door. Not another word. No look back either. Good.The Muse release date: 10th May!
Meet The Authors
Charlotte E. Hart
Charlotte is a Dark Erotic Suspense/Romance author living in the heart of the Shropshire countryside in Great Britain. She’s lived all over the UK, but finally settled in a small town that still reeks of old school England.Writing and poetry have become a revolution for the soul, and she cherishes every second that she’s sitting at the laptop tapping her way into a new character.
“Life is a torrent of differences, different needs and wants, and it doesn’t always end that well. Yet we strive …”
Most of Charlotte’s work is bdsm based and intended for mature audiences only.
Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven contemporary and erotic romance.
She began scribbling her stories of dominance and submission in the pages of a notebook several years ago, and still can’t resist putting pen to real paper. What ifs are turned into heartfelt stories of love where there will always be a HEA.
Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes with red soles, lingerie and chocolate. If she’s not writing HEAs, she’s probably reading them. She is a wife and has a beautiful daughter.
So the book starts off straight from Lynn waking up in the clubhouse from her one night stand with Zephyr. She tries to rush away straight away but unlucky for her Zephyr refuses to leave her alone. Lynn goes through a lot she tries to help everyone and stretches herself so thin that she doesn’t leave much time for herself.
Zephyr instantly sets his sights on Lynn and he wants to do everything he can to try and relieve some of the pressure that Lynn deals with and tries to make her life a bit easier and taking some of the stress.
I loved Lynn and Zephyr together, their whole relationship was so cute I loved the bond that they had together and how supportive Zephyr was. I also loved that he made her set boundaries when it came to her patients and was making her take time for herself. I just loved the connection that both of these characters had. I also loved that when there was an argument or disagreement that they spoke about it like adults rather than letting it spill into something it’s not so I loved that.
This book did a great thing of adding to the overall plot, I’m obviously not going to say what happened because spoilers. But it did a great job at adding to it.
Honourable mentions for scenes as always with this book and no spoilers.
My favourite moment: When the boys scare Core in the basement with the casket oh my god I could have died laughing it was hilarious and so great.
My 2nd favourite honourable scene is of course book club makes me laugh all the time. I love the girls. Just love it.
Let me just say that I cannot wait for Brick’s book because the ending of this book got me so hyped. Like I need to know everything about him and Detective Kaye. So I need it now. Like asap give me the next book please and thank you…
Overall really enjoyed the book and can’t wait to see what Winter Travers does next!
I’d like to thank the authors and Terrie the PA for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I have read Share Me which I loved. I then read Choke Me and Daddy Me and they were mediocre for me, and this one. This brought it back!
I finally know what the other books were missing that this one had! It’s the connection between the characters as well as the angst! I love a book with some good angst in! The angst I was dying for, you could feel the characters pain and the love they felt for each other. I loved it.
I really liked seeing Lucca getting his happy ending, especially because now we sort of know that he didn’t mean to clip Sofina’s wings. I loved his character, it also made me chuckle that he didn’t recognise his dream girl as his ex-girlfriend.
There’s something that is revealed later in the book, I don’t want to go into much detail because spoilers. I loved that we got to see a different side to Lucca but we also know why Autumn was working where she was.
The story was hot, steamy and short. I loved this book so much more than the past two!
The last thing I expect is to wake up in bed next to my brother’s best friend. It’s a mistake I hope to forget when I go back to my life in Madrid.
But Camden is determined to pursue me despite the distance. I was wrong to think an ocean apart would be far enough to clear him from my mind and move on.
Especially when a positive pregnancy test shatters every plan, every dream.
Now I’m forced to tell a man who hasn’t had a serious relationship in all the years I’ve known him that he’s about to be a dad.
As soon as he learns the news, he’s on my doorstep, winning my heart and proving that he’s set on being a father to this child.
I begin to see a different version of the man I thought I knew, but life has other plans for us. And right when I think I’ve found a way to be with him, the unexpected throws our lives into chaos, threatening to rip it all apart.
Meet the Author
Fabiola Francisco loves the simplicity—and kick—of scotch on the rocks. She follows Hemingway’s philosophy—write drunk, edit sober. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.
Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys.
She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves are country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.
“5☆ A Gripping, Enthralling, Dark Romantic Suspense/Thriller; I Couldn’t Put Down!Withstanding the Enemy is a thrilling and gripping romantic suspense/thriller that had me enthralled from the first few pages!”
A thrilling dark steamy page turner that will have you on the edge of your seats.
Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like…
Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.
But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.
Meet the Author
T.L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.
After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and DYRK1A, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.
T.L. Mahrt has a thirst for knowledge, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies degree.
I’d like to thank IndieSage PR for sending me an e-arc of this book it is much appreciated! I love their books and together both of these authors are amazing and I cannot wait to see what they have in store now!
Clove, I like her. I feel like she’s a bit of a people pleaser when it comes to her dad or her tool of a boyfriend. They all want to possess her rather than be with her, she needs to take a stand. She is cute and innocent and I love it!
Ford (the weapons specialist) , Leo (the open source intelligence agent) , Sebastian (he person who started it) and Zac (electronic security agent) my these four boys are immediately interesting and they definetely get your attention the way they work as a team. You can tell they trust each other with their life. I love how they each have their own little bond with her.
Sebastian finding Clove’s toy was hilarious. I love that she was embarrassed and he was so causal about it saying we all have needs. Leo is hilarious describing how they all lust over Clove it made me laugh out loud.
Holy shit that one from 0 to a 100 real fast! The action and the pace of this novel is fantastic! This story is intense, the connection between Clove and all of them is intense. You can practically feel it coming off the page! The sexual tension is real hot.
I love how the chapters are separated into the separate POVs but also that we know exactly what each of the men do if we forget.
Interesting that Leo and Seb also Zac have shared women before being Seb’s ex-fiancee. Seems they do it quite regularly. Rachel is a bitch, honestly there is kind of no need for the other women drama. I also don’t like how she’s slut shaming Clove. I did like that in the end they do become friends and that’s kind of cute I suppose. But yeah she was totally not necessary to appear in the plot.
Holy shit did not see that plot twist coming! The story went from 0 to a 100 real fast again by the end with that action. It was fantastic. The sex was written very well, hot sexy and kinky! I loved how they each had their own way of being with Clove and yet when they were all together they managed to work perfectly in sync with each other.
I love the happy ever after they got and it made my heart melt as well has the really hot sex of course. I really enjoyed reading this story and I can’t wait to see what Ker Dukey & K Webster come up with next but I know I’ll be reading it!
A. R. Thomas is an Author from England who writes contemporary romance with an edge. After being an avid reader (and away with the fairies) for years she realized she needed more than to be on the receiving end of a good book, she wanted to deliver one. What started as a hobby soon became an obsession, and as they say the rest is history.
Angsty, edgy, romance heavy . . . the perfect recipe for any love story, right?
A. R. Thomas lives with her son, and when she’s not supporting him from the sidelines at his latest sporting event, she is usually, lost to the thought of a book. She manages to make the most innocent of things sound dirty; it’s both a gift and a curse, but thankfully her friends encourage her.