*Review* The Crush by Penelope Ward

Title: The Crush
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2021


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone, second-chance story of forbidden love… 


It’s natural to want the one you can’t have. And for as long as I could remember, I’d secretly wanted my brother’s best friend, Jace.
He was six years older and always treated me like the sister he never had.
Fast forward a decade.
We were all in our twenties now. Jace had moved in with my brother, Nathan, and me to help us make ends meet after our parents died.
It was just the three of us—an odd family dynamic.
Living under our roof, Jace was as bossy and protective as ever.
But he certainly didn’t look at me like a sister anymore. That was what made things so complicated.
I was pretty much hot and bothered twenty-four-seven.
And he was torn.
The signs were subtle, at first. Like on movie night, I’d casually rest my leg against his, and he wouldn’t exactly shift away.
Still, I assumed he would never…go there. 
Nathan would kill us.
The knowledge of that wasn’t enough to stop the inevitable, though.
Eventually our slow burn exploded.
But more than the physical attraction, we’d developed a strong connection.
We just couldn’t get caught, right?
That sounded simple.
Until it wasn’t.
This is a story of forbidden love, broken trust, and an unexpected second chance.







I love a good forbidden romance.  The brothers best friend is probably one of my most favorites for sure, because it’s always going to have explosive drama!   Farrah has had a crush on Jace forever, but while she secretly crushed she never acted it because her brother Nathan would literally have a cow.  Jace isn’t a stick around kind of guy either, but something clicks between them especially once Jace moves in with Farrah and Nathan.    He tries he damnedest to deny the attraction but when it’s there it’s just there.   Both of these characters have baggage that is for sure.   This book is a story of loss, guilt and a little of everything else inbetween.   I always enjoy all of Penelope Wards books and this one was no different.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling
author of contemporary romance.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a
television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son,
and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen
languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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*Release Day and Review* Tell me a Secret by Ann Everett

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Book Title: Tell Me A Secret
Author: Ann Everett
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 26, 2014
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Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man.

Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.


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ReviewReviewed by Heather

Opposites attract…. this phrase really applies to Maggie and Jace.  Let me start off by saying that I love this book! Therefore I have to give it 5 stars. I couldn’t put it down.

Jace is a one night stand kinda guy. He likes the barbie type… skinny blondes with big boobs. He’s a typical jock.  Maggie is the smart nerd type. She’s a nurse at a hospital while she finishes school. She also tutors on the side. That’s how she came to meet Jace.

This story is more “real life” then most books. It’s not just a happily ever after. There are a lot of ups and downs. Bumps in the road. They both have to prove their love for the other. There’s uncertainty,  fear, tragedy and love.

Will Jace be able to prove to Maggie that he can put his man whore ways behind him? Will Maggie be able to get over her doubts?  Will the two of them be able to work through the tragedy that strikes? You’ll have to read the book to find out. This is one you won’t want to pass up!!

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*Blog Tour and Review* The Runaway Viper by Kirsty-Anne Still

Title: The Runaway Viper
Series: The Viper Series #2
Author: Kirsty-Anne Still
Release Date: July 6, 2014
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Having already broken rule number of Clara Delvine’s rules by falling in love with one of her clients, Joely Gilbert knows she is past the point of no return. After defying all of the orders Delvine lives by, Joely believes becoming the first runaway Viper Girl is all too good to be true.

However, remaining uncaught for months, Jace Mason gives Joely the life she’s been searching for – the man she wants, the house she dreamt of, the love she cherishes.

But how long can you outrun the devil when she’s after blood?

After all, Delvine never loses a girl, and she’ll do anything to make sure she has Joely back to finish her contractual obligations.

What happens when Joely’s left with the biggest decision of her life, the decision that was always hers to make – kill her heart or kill the man she loves.

Clara will make sure Joely never strays from The Viper Rooms – ever again.

But can The Boss tame a runaway viper?


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ReviewReviewed by Shera – 4 out of 5 Stars

HAWT sex, Suspense, love, drama, ANGST… All things needed for an awesome book all wrapped and tied up in a nice shiny bow!!

Saturdays at the Viper Rooms is a must read before you get into The Runaway Viper! Saturdays left us with a little bit of a cliffy, grasping the seat waiting for The Runaway Viper and oh my did Kirsty-Anne take us on a Runaway freight train with this one!!

“Jace saved me before, and now it’s my turn – I won’t be giving up easily.”

Jace and Joely are on the run from Clara Delvine who runs the Viper Room.   She broke the golden rule, never EVER get involved with a customer, let alone fall in love with one.  But seriously, how could you NOT fall in love with Jace!! Let’s be honest he is H O T !

Clara is an evil wench and refuses to let any of her girls go. Once you’re under contract, you’re not going anywhere, EVER!  She’s manipulative, conniving and just an evil bish!  Jace and Joely devise a plan to get out of there, but Clara is always one step ahead of them.

“I don’t have to obey her every whim. I will stare her down and disobey. This is not like it was before. This is like the beginning of a rebellion, and I want to see Clara Delvine try and stop the anarchy.”

Jace’s love for Joely is strong, unrelenting and unbreakable.  We all want love like that and it’s a true gem if you find it.  He will do whatever it takes to get Joley away from the Viper Room and keep her away permanetly.  He’s willing to give up anything and everything, but so is Joely and she may just have to give up the one thing they are running for….Freedom in order to save Jace’s life.

“My eyes are watering as I hear the conviction laced upon every note in his tone. How can a man love me so fiercely that he will fight with every fiber of his being to make sure I am never lost from his life?”

Will Clara get her claws into Joely and Jace or will they finally break free from her evil grip?   Or will she sink her daggers right back into Joely after she escaped once, twice may be unlikely.  What happens to those left behind, do they take the punishment for Joely escape?  You will have to sink your teeth into this series to find out.  I refuse to give too much away, you have to read to find out what goes on in the Viper Rooms!

The characters in the series are deep, you can easily relate and connect to each and every one of them.  The rollercoaster ride Kirsty-Anne takes you on will have your stomach doing flip flops.  Your emotions will be tested, you’ll be confused and certainly drained.  But I guarantee you will be wanting MORE!!!   Keep on writing Kirsty-Anne.  Well done!

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