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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

New Release: Bombshells by Sarina Bowen + Excerpt & Review!

 



Bombshells by Sarina Bowen is now available!


Blurb:

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣'𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙜𝙪𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚! 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙡𝙮𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢…

This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.


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Excerpt:

He hums under his breath as he locates the safety pin tucked under the fabric, and carefully frees it from the dress.


“There,” he says quietly as the velvet begins to slip against my skin. “Ah, careful.” He pauses, holding the dress in place, because that narrow circle of fabric is the only thing holding up the top of the dress. It wants to slip down my body. 


I don’t make a move to help him. I don’t reach back, and I don’t let him off the hook. Instead, I reach for his free hand, and wrap it around my hip. And then I lean back against him, taking in the heat of his hard chest through his tuxedo shirt. 


I hold my breath. Because I want this. No, I need this. I’m so tired of waiting and wanting. And Anton’s nearness has always done swoopy things to my stomach. 


Why not now? Why not him, and why not me?


“Sylvie,” he whispers, and it sounds like a prayer. Then he drops the collar of the dress, and it slides like a silky waterfall down my upper body, until stopped by the zipper.


Then? I reach back and tug the zipper down slowly. 


Cool air hits my skin. Anton makes a low groan of protest as the dress continues to slide, exposing my lacy strapless bra. Then soft lips slip across the back of my neck. “Is this what you’re asking me for?” He kisses the juncture of my shoulder.


“Yes.”


“And this?” His tongue darts out to taste my skin, and my goosebumps redouble.


Yes,” I gasp.


He kisses me again, his mouth growing bolder and less gentle. Wet, open-mouthed kisses swirl against my skin, and then he taunts me with his tongue. 


Hell, I feel it in my nipples. I feel it everywhere. And I tilt my head to give him better access. He groans again, tasting my skin, tonguing each new inch, sucking lazily where it suits him before moving on. 


I had no idea a man could get me so hot by kissing my neck. I want more, so I try to turn around. 


But Anton tightens his arm around my waist, fighting me. He pins me in place, my back to his chest, and he continues the erotic assault on my bare shoulder.


My breasts feel achy, and I’ve started to shake. The brace of his hard body makes me sweat. “Please,” I beg. I’m in a hurry now. More. Hotter. Faster. 


“Slow the fuck down,” he hisses. “If we’re making this trip to the land of reckless decisions, I’m gonna enjoy the ride. Now hold still.”


I stand quietly on loose knees, while Anton locates the zipper where it’s trapped at my hips. He eases it down at a torturous pace. I fight off a shiver as he drags his fingertips down my bare back, past the lace of my bra, and all the way onto my lacy black panties.


My dress falls into a silky heap at my feet.


“Sweet Jesus,” he whispers, as one big hand massages my ass cheek. “You’re stunning, Sylvie.”


No one has ever paid me such a compliment, in such a reverent tone. And nobody has ever run his hands over my ass the way he’s doing now—his touch a mixture of wonder and ownership. 


This is exactly what my life has been missing. 


Again, I try to turn around, and this time he lets me. I look up into that incredible gaze. “Take me to bed now, Anton. You know you want to.”


He swallows roughly. I see a flicker of something dark cross those bright eyes. “If this is really what you want.” He lifts his chin toward the bedroom. “Lead the way.”


“It is,” I assure him. Then I step out of the circle of my dress and lean down to pick it up, wearing nothing but see-through black lingerie and my heels.


“Jesus fuck,” he mutters in a voice that sounds almost angry. The moment I’m vertical again, he yanks my hips toward his body as his mouth crushes mine. 


I wasn’t expecting the kiss, but I am a professional goalkeeper, and pretty damn good at catching things flying my way. So it only takes me a split second to adjust to the friendly assault of Anton’s aggressive mouth. His lips stroke mine urgently. I lean in and kiss him with everything I’ve got. 


He tilts his head and brushes his tongue across the seam of my lips. His roughened hand cups my jaw, his thumb sliding over my cheekbone. It’s possessive in a way that makes my heart stutter. 


It doesn’t matter that I’m in way over my head. It doesn’t matter that I’ve never actually been naked with a man before. When I chose this one, I chose well.






Review:


4-4.25 stars


 This was a good book! Bombshells is the fifth book in the Brooklyn series and is Anton and Sylvie's story. Sylvie is our first pro hockey playing heroine and I was really excited to read her story. It did not disappoint either. Sylvie is starting to play goalie for the brand new Bombshells womens pro hockey team. She is unexpectedly called up to play and is understandably nervous and excited, but also really wanting to prove herself. When she was growing up, her father was a hockey coach and she met Bryce, who was one of his players. Bryce had family issues and came to live with their family, becoming a close family friend who she had a crush on. When Sylvie's mother died of cancer, she and Bryce comforted each other and he professed that he thought they were meant to be together, getting her hopes up for a relationship with him. But that situation was left unresolved because Bryce went to play for the mens pro team, the Brooklyn Bruisers. Now, with Sylvie in New York too and practicing at the same arena, she is hoping to figure out where she stands with Bryce. In the meantime, she meets and has immediate chemistry with Anton, another player on the Bruisers. Anton has a second chance in the league, after messing around and not focusing on his sport (more like focusing on drinking and ladies) last season, which got him sent back down to the minors. Back on the Bruisers, he has worked hard and is ready to fully concentrate on being the best player he can be. Anton and Sylvie become friends and really begin to lean on each other. Neither are in the right place to focus on a relationship, but love sneaks up on them and they soon find they can't live without each other.

This was such a good story. I loved Anton and Sylvie. They had such a great, natural connection and chemistry. The two were funny, sweet and sexy together. I really liked their low-key, friends to lovers, "love snuck up on them" style relationship. The book was relatively low angst, especially considering the situation with Bryce. He never really acted interested in Sylvie and she treated him like a brother. There was no comparison to her relationship with Anton. Sylvie and Anton were a perfect match. Also, I loved the Bombshell players and see lots of fun possibilities for books involving them.

Overall, Bombshells was a great book. I really enjoyed seeing Anton and Sylvie's relationship progress. Their story was fun and sweet. I look forward to more from this series and Ms. Bowen in the future!





Monday, April 12, 2021

New release: Pause by Kylie Scott

 


Pause, an all new emotional standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available in audio now!

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times best-selling, Audie Award-winning author Kylie Scott - available in audio first!



When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful - with her best friend - and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.
Leif Larsen - tattooist, joker, and player - has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.
Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.



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About Kylie Scott


Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.


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Monday, March 29, 2021

New Release: Fighting the Fire by Laura Kaye + Review & Excerpt!

 


Today we have the release day blitz for Laura Kaye’s new contemporary romance, FIGHTING THE FIRE! Check it out and order yours now!




Title: Fighting the Fire

Author: Laura Kaye

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Here’s what you’ll get in Fighting the Fire:

Smart-ass firefighter hero who's also a closet nerd

Kick-ass ER nurse heroine

Frenemies to lovers when she nurses him back to health

Superhero movie marathon fun

Snarky banter for days!

A Note from Laura:


Dear Readers,

I’m so excited to share my new standalone romance, Fighting the Fire! This is the fourth book in my Warrior Fight Club contemporary romance series, which mixes military and sports romance elements to tell the story of an MMA training club which creates a found family for veterans transitioning to civilian life and dealing with their war-borne demons. In Fighting the Fire, Sean and Daniela are two of my favorite characters I've ever written--they're both strong, loyal, snarky, and hiding some pretty deep hurts that in the end make them so perfect for each other. And all that frenemies tension makes the chemistry between them hot AF! I hope you love them as much as I do!

xx Laura Kaye

 

About Fighting the Fire:


One night is never enough… For firefighter Sean Riddick, Warrior Fight Club keeps the demons of his past at bay, even though it means seeing Daniela England. Her ball-busting sarcasm drives him nuts, and he knows he’s damaged goods anyway, but he can’t help but remember how good they were together that one time. Now he wants to take her to the mats no matter how much they go toe to toe. ER nurse Daniela England has lost so much that she’s vowed never to need anyone again. Fight club helps her beat back her survivor’s guilt, but it means dealing with Riddick. The hot-but-infuriating firefighter is everything she wants to avoid, which is why their one-night stand was a mistake. Now she needs to keep her distance so it doesn’t happen again. But when Dani witnesses Sean’s motorcycle accident, she steps up to help him recover. One on one, they get beneath all the snark and find a connection neither expected. As Sean heals, the sparks between them burst into red-hot passion—and ignite old wounds. Now there are fires all around—and they have to decide which they’ll fight and which they’ll let consume them.




Review:

3.5-4 stars
****

Fighting the Fire is book three in the Warrior Fight Club series. We finally get Sean and Daniella's story. In previous books, we had a glimpse at their bickering way of flirting during fight club together. In this book, we learn the history behind their characters. Daniela is a nurse and was in the military. Her husband was also in the miitary and he died in combat. She carries so much guilt over the circumstances surrounding his death and has not fully healed from that loss. Sean is a former miltary man turned firefighter. He also has some demons in the past, but covers them with his jokey, fun time guy personality. The two of them have had chemistry and an unnamed connection for awhile, but she feels guilty for it and he is not the relationship type so he doesn't push it. But when Sean is in a motorcycle accident, Daniela steps up to help take care of him. As they spend time together, they start to realize they are both still deserving of love and they could have a future together.

This was a good story. I liked Sean and Daniela as characters and together as a couple. I did feel like they liked each other a lot by the end, but I wasn't sure I felt love between them just yet. I did think they had great potential to fall in love and be together forever, though. I was really happy that they were able to overcome their emotional issues and find their HEA with each other. They both deserved to be happy and to have a lighter, brighter future.

Overall, this was an enjoyable and emotional read. Both Sean and Daniela has some pretty heavy issues to overcome and I was happy they came out of that journey on the other side, happy together. I enjoy this series and I hope this is not the end of it. I look forward to more from Ms. Kaye in the future!

Exclusive Excerpt:

The next thing Dani knew, she was over Sean’s shoulder and being carried into the house. Up the stairs. “Sean, put me down. You’re gonna hurt yourself, you big idiot!” She tried to twist out of his hold, but his arm was tight around the backs of her legs. “I’m fuckin’ fine,” he said in a sexy growl. “And we both know you like getting held down, so don’t pretend that this isn’t making you wet.” “Damn you,” she said, dizzy more from the force of her arousal than hanging upside down. He let out a sexy chuckle as he started up the stairs to his second floor. Her thinking brain wanted her to tell him he was going to hurt himself again, but she surrendered to the baser part of herself. The part that knew Sean was right. She was already wet. He dropped her unceremoniously on his big bed. The gray-and-white-striped sheets were messy, and the hunter green comforter was folded back, all as if Sean had just rolled out of bed. It made it feel more intimate, somehow, like she was seeing into a part of his life that she wasn’t meant to see. She rolled to find Sean tearing the button-down off, exposing those muscled shoulders and ridged abdomen. His bruising wasn’t quite as dark now, and in places was turning yellow-green as it healed. Dani’s gaze dropped down to the considerable bulge that filled out the front of his jeans. God, she wanted him to absolutely overwhelm her. And she knew he was one hundred percent capable of it, too.



About the Author:


Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 books in contemporary, erotic, and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, and has sold nearly two million books in the U.S. alone. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women's fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.  

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Friday, March 26, 2021

New Release: Oops, I've Fallen by Max Monroe + Review!

 


Oops, I’ve Fallen, an all-new funny and swoon-worthy standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe is available now!



If my time with Ryan Miller were a hit track on the radio, I imagine the lyrics would go something like this…

“We’re so different, but they say opposites attract. Oops, I’ve fallen, and my heart doesn’t want to come back.”

But, holy bingo night, is my attraction to the sexy, broody businessman so much more complicated than the chorus of a song.

His dad lives right next to my mom, and after the two of them suffered an unexplained accident while taking down holiday decorations, both Ryan and I were forced to become the only thirtysomething residents of Sunny Creek Village Independent Senior Living Community.

Temporarily moving in might seem like overkill for a fractured tailbone and a severely pulled groin muscle, but believe me, when your mom is as wild as mine and your dad is as cantankerous as Ryan’s, they need supervision to ensure they stick to doctor’s orders.

Constantly thrown together by the antics of our crazy parents and the tough-as-nails community enforcer, Betty Matthews, Ryan and I formed an alliance for the sole purpose of survival.

But I never expected to be so interested in finding out what he was hiding beneath his grumpy, serious demeanor. More than that, I never dreamed what I found would be the kind of man women sell their souls to the devil for.

Unfortunately, our little one-hit wonder on the airwaves has more to say before it comes to an end.

Although, finishing the outro to this song is a real doozy...

Tell me…what lyric rhymes with Oops, I’ve fallen for my future stepbrother?



Review:
3.5 stars
***
 This was a cute book! Oops, I've Fallen is a standalone book by Max Monroe. This is Carly and Ryan's story. Carly is a free spirit who teaches ski lessons in Colorado. Ryan is more buttoned up and a businessman/workaholic from NYC. When Carly's mom, Stella, breaks her tailbone in a mysterious accident in her retirement village in Florida, she flies down to stay with her and take care of her for a few months. There she meets Carly's mom's next door neighbor, who was also hurt in her mysterious accident, an senior man named Sal. Sal's son, Ryan has also flown in to take care of his dad. Carly and Ryan are thrown together when Sal and Stella announce they are in love. The two act like horny teenagers, leaving Carly and Ryan to bond over their parents and join forces in keeping them in line. As they spend time together, the two of them fall for each other as well.

I wasn't sure if I was digging this book at first. Carly came off as a little annoying and rude, in an effort to appear carefree. She seemed immature for 36. But once she got around her mom and had to be the grown up in the scenario and the voice of reason, she calmed down a bit and I liked her. I thought Ryan was a little dull at first too, but he loosened up, as well. So it took me a little bit to warm up to the characters. But I ended up liking them and the story was cute. I liked the couple together, even if they were a little lacking in chemistry. The retirement village setting and zany senior side characters had the chance to go into "too cheesy" territory, but it turned out okay, too.

Overall, this was an entertaining, light, easy and fun read. I enjoyed Carly and Ryan's love story. The jump ahead epilogue was super cute, too. I look forward to more from Max Monroe in the future!

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About Max Monroe


A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.


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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Blog Tour: Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid + Excerpt & Review!

 


Marriage and Murder, an-all new quirky and witty cozy mystery and the second book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!



The Devil is in the details . . .


Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) posthaste! He’s spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus’s chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn’t mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over.

On the night of Cletus and Jenn’s long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone’s best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn’s matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and mayhem derail their happily-ever-after?
And most importantly, who done it?

‘Marriage and Murder’ is the second book in the cozy mystery series Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries. It is best read after Winston Brothers #3, ‘Beard Science’ (which can be read as a standalone) and Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1, ‘Engagement and Espionage.’




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Excerpt

“Here.” Cletus suddenly appeared, looking devilishly handsome in the dim light and seemingly all put back together—like we’d been in here holding hands instead of. . . ANYWAY.

He held out my underwear. His eyes were bright even in shadow, and I could see they were half-lidded as they lazily trailed over me. He looked at me like he was hungry, and I was dinner. Despite all the encore orgasms I’d just had, the effect hit me right between my legs. 

I wondered what he was thinking, watching as he licked his bottom lip and drew it into his mouth. Was he just as insatiable for me? And if so, was he okay with that?

Tearing my eyes away, I pulled on the lace and fixed my skirt, telling my body to settle down. We were getting married for hootenanny’s sake! 

Cletus cocked his head to the side while I smoothed my hands down the red fabric, working to get a hold of all this raging want always coursing through my veins whenever he was near. Maybe it was because he was my first, and I guess, my only. Was that why I felt so crazed for him all the time? 

“Miraculous,” he said.

I surmised he meant the dress. “Right? The wrinkles are hidden, if there are any. It’s ’cause they ruched the outer fabric at the seams, see?” I turned to the side to show him the seam, and he stepped forward as though he were going to investigate.

Instead, his hands cupped my face and tilted my chin back. He stared at me with a vibrant intensity I felt all the way to my fingertips. “No, Jenn. Not the dress. You.” Cletus gave me a soft kiss, ending it by gently nipping my bottom lip. “You are my miracle.”

I sighed. And I smiled. And I felt like I was walking on a cloud instead of in four-inch heels, which was also probably something of a miracle. “You say the sweetest things.”

“I think you mean, I say the truest things.”

 I laughed, and he kissed my forehead. He held me there, in the dark with his lips pressed to my forehead. “I love you so completely, with every cell in my body. I wonder sometimes if I’d cease to exist—just evaporate or disappear—if anything ever happened to you.”

“No.” I anchored my hands to his wrists and squeezed. “Don’t think like that. We’ve got our whole lives in front of us. There’s nothing anyone can—”

Three bangs in quick succession pierced the quiet moment, and not a second later Cletus had me on the ground beneath him, covering my back with his body.

“Gunshots,” he whispered in my ear. “From the parking lot. Don’t move.” 


Review:

3.75-4 stars

****

 This was a good book. Marriage and Murder is the second book in the Solving for Pie: Clletus and Jen cozy mysteries series. I really enjoyed book one and this one was no different. I don't want to give away the mystery so I won't say to much about the plot. But I will say, this book takes place in the middle of Jenn and Cletus's wedding festivities and planning. A person close to them is murdered, which definitely puts a huge damper on everything. The two of them stick together through it all, though, and come out together stronger in the end.

Book One in this series was a light, quirky, fun book, but this book was a bit heavier and more emotional. There is a murder and it is someone close to the couple, but not someone they had a positive relationship with. This made the death much harder to swallow and there were a lot of complicated feelings. Add in to that the murderer is a mystery and no one is safe from the authorities' scrutiny, including Jenn, Cletus and their family members. Also, there is a wedding, showers and other festivities going on, to make things even more complicated. But throughout all that, Jenn and Cletus never doubt that they love each other so much and want to be married. I was totally sucked into the mystery throughout the story. I did find the first half of the book to be lighter, while the second half was darker and a little on the depressing side. I understood why it was sadder, but I did wish for a few more happy moments. But, for a cozy mystery, this book had plenty of romance and sexy times in general. I was actually surprised at how hot Cletus was in this book and how smoking the couple were together. I never doubted their love and commitment.

Overall, this book had a great blend of romance and mystery. Jenn and Cletus had some very swoonworthy moments and managed to make it through their hardships to the altar. I was happy to see them happy in the end and I look forward to more of their adventures in this fun series!



Meet Penny Reid


Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New Release: The Devil in her Bed by Kerrigan Byrne + Review!

 



The Devil in her Bed by Kerrigan Byrne is now available!


He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart.

They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets his sights on the undeniably beautiful Countess of Mont Claire, Francesca Cavendish, he doesn’t realize that he has met a match like no other.

TRUE LOVE WEARS NO DISGUISE

Francesca is a countess by day and stalks her prey—those responsible for the death of her family—by night. What she does not expect is to be thrown into the path of the devil himself, the Earl of Devlin. She has secrets of her own and he seems determined to lay them bare. Can her heart survive finding the love of her life and losing him when all is revealed?


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Review:

3.5 stars

***+

 I enjoyed this book. The Devil in Her Bed is the third book in the Devil You Know series and is Declan and Francesca's story. Francesca is the final redhead in her group of friends, the Red Rogues, to find love. She has a tragic childhood, in which her family was murdered, and she has lived her life trying to find those responsible and get her revenge. She has spied and secretly investigated the upper class in London and she feels close to finding the culprit. Declan is a mysterious figure from her past and that is about all I can say without giving the stories' secrets away.

This book started out really strong. I enjoyed it, especially the first half. There is a lie of identity though, that goes on until nearly the end of the book that I wished had been exposed earlier. It was hard to trust the feelings developing between the couple when one party did not know the true identity of the other. It is really hard to explain without getting into spoiler territory. I just really wanted the couple to be completely honest with each other and to see them fall in love as themselves. I felt like the conflict ended so close to the end that it unsatisfied me. Otherwise, I liked Francesca and Declan in general, despite their miscommunication. The story was good, intriguing, fast paced and had lots of action.

Overall, while not my favorite book by Ms. Byrne, this book was still entertaining and enjoyable. I was happy that Francesca and Declan get their HEA together. I have enjoyed this series and am sad to see the end of the Red Rogues' stories. I look forward to more from Ms. Byrne in the future!