REVIEW ~ THE ITALIAN by T L Swan

Now a #1 Amazon bestseller in Billionaire Romance, we are delighted to be sharing Tracey Lou’s review of  THE ITALIAN,
a contemporary romance by T L Swan


They say there are three things you should do at least once in your life:

Dance like nobody’s watching.
Travel the world.
And fall hopelessly in love.

I aimed to do all three.

I went to Italy to find myself.
But he found me.

It was like a story book, our eyes met across a crowded room.
He asked me if I needed help reading the menu.
We ate, we laughed, we danced, and I fell.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan, and we parted ways.

Two years later, our eyes meet across a room again.
Only this time I was on a date with another man.
He went crazy in a jealous fit.

But the man I met then is different now.
He’s colder, harder, and officially one of the most powerful men in Italy.
Dare I say it, even more enticing.

But if you dance with the devil, you get burnt.

And the fires in Italy are scalding hot.

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

Just wow! Where do I start with this book? I know, let’s start with the cover. Bellissimo!! (I bet you didn’t know I could speak Italian) I can’t, haha. But he just takes my breath away and I couldn’t wait to delve into this book.

Enrico Ferrara. The Italian. Tall, dark, mysterious and drop-dead, panty-melting gorgeous. Be still my heart.

Olivia Reynolds had left Australia for a trip overseas. Craving excitement, she came to Italy. Little did she know that meeting the gorgeous Enrico would change her life forever. The physical attraction was instant. This Italian hunk with the gorgeous smile and an accent to die for left her craving his presence constantly. The perfect excuse for her to play the tourist and be her tour guide. Zipping around on the back of his bike made her realise she wanted more. A simply holiday affair? Or something more?

Flying off for a few days to meet up with her friend Natalie, Olivia promises to return to Enrico before she finally heads home back to Australia. Unbeknownst to Olivia, as she boards her flight, Enrico receives a telephone call that will change the path of his life forever. Secrets come to light and the horrors of life come forward. This is not the end of their love story. It’s just the beginning!

Time has passed, eighteen months to be exact and yet again Olivia finds herself on a plane bound for Italy. This time to embark on a new life and start her dream job. Coincidence? I think not! Italy is a big country, but wouldn’t you know it. Olivia and Enrico cross paths again. Only this time Enrico is different. There was a hardness about him and a look in his eyes that wasn’t there before.

Enrico had ever forgotten Olivia. She was constantly in his mind and if he was being completely honest with himself, she was constantly in his heart. Only this time Enrico was torn between his love for Olivia, his family and wary of his enemies that were always present.

There is so much more to Olivia’s and Enrico’s story, but I can’t give it all away in this review. So what I’ve done is just lay down the foundation for you because this is a story you do not want to miss. We’ve got love, passion, betrayal and suspense. What more could you ask for?

I’m so in love with this author. There’s not one book of hers that I haven’t liked. She delivers everything I want and need in a book without me even having to tell her! She keeps me enthralled with every page that I turn. This is not a straight forward love story and it’s certainly not boring! Obviously, this book is set in Italy. And with hand on heart, I can honestly say my understanding of the Italian language is a big zero. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t try and read the parts of the book that was written in this language. I have it on good authority (by my Italian colleague) that my accent is appalling! So thank you to the author for including the translations.

On that note, congratulations T.L. Swan on another masterpiece. I look forward to the next one!


Meet T L Swan

Originally from Sydney, Tee Swan now resides in a dreamy beachside town on the South Coast of Australia with her hunk of a hubby, their three children and a menagerie of spoilt pets.

She loves Margaritas, Chocolate and a swoony good book with a strong storyline. With a background in Mental Health, Tee writes characters that you want be friends with, strong alphas to fall in love with and witty women you want to be.

When she is not writing you will find her in a cafe drinking coffee and eating cake.

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 Other books by T L Swan

Stanton Adore
Stanton Unconditional
Stanton Completely
Stanton Bliss
Find Me Alastar
Play Along
Dr. Stanton
Dr. Stantons The Epilogue
Marx Girl
Mr. Masters
Gym Junkie
Mr. Spencer
The Stopover

 

SURPRISE RELEASE ~ ALL IN: The Complete Series by Alessandra Torre is LIVE!

We loved both books in New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre’s Vegas romantic suspense duet, and now Even Money and Double Down are available in one boxset, ALL IN: The Complete Series

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Would you risk your life for a chance at true love?

In Vegas, there was one man who was off-limits. Dario Capece. Gorgeous, powerful, and absolutely untouchable.

I knew there were risks, but I couldn’t stay away. When Dario called, I answered. When he touched me, I moved closer. When he broke all of my rules, I pretended not to notice.

I knew there were risks in falling for him. I just didn’t realize those risks included death.

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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest-blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com. In addition to writing, Alessandra is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink, a website, community, and online school for aspiring authors. Learn more about Alessandra on her website at http://www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fan page.

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BLOG TOUR ~ BETWEEN NOW AND HEARTBREAK by Dylan Allen

Today we are on tour with BETWEEN NOW AND HEARTBREAK, part two in the binge-worthy sexy and compelling Forever Trilogy by Dylan Allen

He’s searching for the truth.

I’m living a lie. 

And as much as we want to, 

we can’t stay away from each other.

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Falling for Carter nearly cost me everything.

To save myself I made a deal with the devil.

Now, I’ve got a second chance and more to lose than ever.

So when he makes it clear he wants me back,

I vow not to make the same mistake twice.

Carter has learned his lesson, too.

He’s done making promises.

This time, he’s staking his claim.

He already owns a piece of my heart,

But he won’t settle for less than all of me.

And by the time his seduction is done, I’ll want to give it to him.

But I made promises I have to keep.

And the devil I owe has come to collect his due.

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“I’m going to kiss you, now,” Carter says it like he’s giving a dire warning. 

“My goodness, you’re presumptuous,” I sigh, but don’t pull away. I couldn’t. His mouth is so close. That song was so beautiful and catchy. God, talk about talent.  

“Fortune is on my side tonight. So, I’m going for broke. Let me kiss you,” his voice is rumble. 

I’m giddy with whatever is happening, but… “Carter you said we’d just be friends.”  I lick my lower lip and his eyes dart to it and he moves closer to me. His big hands move so that he’s cupping head. 

“No, you said. I told you it was a terrible idea.” His voice is all  seduction and mischief. A million humming birds flutter in my chest at the perfectly wicked smile he’s wearing as he brings his face toward mine. 

His eyes glitter green hued promises that make heat curl in my belly, and alarm bells ring in my head. 

“What are—” 

His lips press softly to mine and cut off my words. My breath catches in my throat and my eyes flutter shut at the touch. His lips are soft, warm and his kiss is as light as gossamer. He starts to pull away and before I can think, I’ve slid a hand into his thick soft hair and I’m pulling his mouth back to mine. He chuckles before he covers my lips with his, shoves a hand into my hair and slides his tongue into my mouth. 

And holy God, does it feel good. His hands are everywhere, running down my back, cupping my ass, pushing into the hot space between my legs through the fabric. His fingers find the heat and wet that is building and spilling from me. Through the cotton gusset of my panties, his fingers are blunt and hard and demanding and so good. 

I want him. I want him. I want him.

I want everything so much I can’t breathe.

I’m desperate to feel him where I need him. 

There’s an ache that started blooming the night I met that only he has been able to soothe. 

I groan and grind into his fingers until I feel just a taste of what I know is to come. 

“Please,” I whimper and press down. 

Suddenly he breaks our kiss, and pulls his hand away from me  with a curse. and presses his forehead to mine. I keep my eyes closed while I try to catch my breath and still my thundering heart. 

“I’m leaving, Beth. It’s time for me to go back home.”
 


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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is book two of the Forever Trilogy and if you haven’t read the first book (Between Now and Forever), I strongly suggest that you read that one first.

Whilst book one ended with Carter finding out the identity of his biological brother, book two continues with Beth’s “deal” with Duke and their impending engagement. I must say that this tale had me on tenterhooks when Carter finds his way back to Beth and their hot trysts gave me mini heart attacks thinking of the what-ifs. The character development of Beth is a pleasure to read: from being a pawn to her father’s ambitions, toeing the line, changing her looks and finally finding the courage to tell the world what she wants but at what cost though?

“What’s romantic is knowing the odds are stacked against you and taking a chance on something impossible, anyway. Because it’s what you want more than anything else. You can tell it’s what’s meant for you.”

There is no denying Beth and Carter’s special connection since book one but their attraction for each other bears a lot of repercussions. Despite the emotional upheaval, they both experienced their love for each. Although it’s strong, is it enough to overcome Beth’s family duties? The biggest twist in the last part of this story was enough to knock me off my chair. Wow, I didn’t see that one coming! I love the secondary characters, the antagonists are sometimes too evil to the point of becoming a caricature, but this is why this trilogy is so riveting for me.

Dina, Beth’s best friend, gives her the balance she needs and the sage advice she imparts gives Beth the impetus to change the direction in her life. We all need a Dina in our life! The author’s note tells her readers to go back to the prologue in Between Now and Forever to remind us that there is a happy ending to Beth and Carter’s story. However, I found it hard to think how the heck the author could get these lovers out of their predicament in Between Now and Heartbreak. This I would like to find out in Between Now and Always and I’m sure Ms. Allen will give us more twists and turns than a London bendy bus!

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About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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