💜 KFF are delighted to present the OAKVILLE SERIES by KATHY-JO REINHART 💜

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Titles: First Love #1 | Remember Me #2 | Protect Me #3

Series: Oakville Series 

Author: Kathy-Jo Reinhart


Book One ~20th March, 2014 | Book Two ~ 9th September, 2014 

Book Three ~ 3rd April, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: New Adult



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Six years ago, Amber fled her hometown and family heart broken and humiliated. Now, after walking in on her fiancé holding another woman’s legs in the air and screaming her name, Amber is headed back home to Oakville, ready for a fresh start in the town she’s always loved.
Determined to get back to her life, Amber gets a waitressing job at KC’s Bar & Grille. After a few weeks of working there, she finally sets in to a happy routine with help from her new friend, Holly. That is, until she meets KC, the owner, her boss, and the man who just happens to be the reason she left so many years ago. The man she never got over.

Enter Kyle. He’s sexy, charming, the lead singer of a small town band, and owner of KC’s Bar & Grille. When Amber left all those years ago, he became a shell of the man he was. Broken, confused, and desperate, Kyle began his new life where nothing mattered aside from music and women, sometimes more than one at a time. Finally realizing that he hated the person he was becoming, he moves back to Oakville with his band to focus on the bar. Still playing a few small gigs here and there, Kyle and his band return home after a month only to walk straight into Amber, the girl who broke his heart and left without a word.

With a short, heated conversation revealing that it was all just a misunderstanding, Kyle and Amber are determined to start over again and let the past stay in the past. This is the second chance neither of them dreamed they would get and they aren’t going to waste it. Unfortunately, living in this small town isn’t as safe as it would seem. With people determined to tear them apart and old flings resurfacing, will Amber and Kyle be able to hold onto their second chance? Or will it all slip through their fingers?


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Reviewed by Dawn Vickers

Many readers aren’t in the slightest bit bothered about reading the sensitive issue of cheating. Others obviously are. I, for one, believe that as it exists, it’s something to be written about. However, did the heroine of this story really catch her drop-dead gorgeous fiancé out in a more than compromising position? She doesn’t wait around for any explains from him, she knows exactly what to do. She gets on her bike and pretty damn quick!

Amber’s decides to take the bull by the horns and make a new life for herself. And she does but once again, it goes sour. Six years later, and now back in her hometown, she gets a new job, makes a new friend, Holly, and everything looks hunky dory until she is confronted by her new boss… none other than the man from her past. This was the man who she’d loved forever, who’d broken her heart, the man she’d never got over…

When Amber left Kyle years back, he had no idea why. And the only way he knew how to survive was by drowning himself in his sorrows, in drink, in women and in the band where he was lead singer. He too is returning home to Oakville hoping to start afresh because the life he has been leading was consuming him and not in a good way. He wants to put his energy into the bar he owned. Neither Kyle knows Amber is working there, nor does she have any idea who the owner is.

Sparks fly, anger rages, hurt and resentment come to the surface. But their feelings are still there. So they talk things through, decide to get to know each other again, and Amber accepts Kyle’s chequered past. Nevertheless, he’s worried it will come back to haunt him, ruin what they are trying to rebuild. They are happy together. But realising they were meant to be together doesn’t mean things stay that way for long. Past secrets and mistakes come back to the future and threaten to tear down the happiness they are both building for themselves. When Amber is put in danger, will Kyle be able to help her? Will they finally have the life they were always meant to have, or will it be cruelly taken away again? I was rooting for both of them all the way and I thought the author had done a tremendously good job getting their feelings across.

I really enjoyed this book which is told from a dual point of view. This is always a huge plus from me as I feel it adds so much more to the story.  And even though I appreciate the opinion of one of all the characters in a story, knowing both sides of the protagonists’ journey in this marvellous read was perfect. Sweet, romantic and at times, very hot! The secondary characters are also interesting to read about, and I hope they too will get their own story. Be warned—this does end in a huge cliffy… but the second and third books are now out so no agonising wait to see what happens next!











After six years of being apart, Amber and Kyle finally found each other again, only to be ripped apart once more by a force they couldn’t control. After a tragic accident that almost takes Amber’s life, she’s left in a hospital without any memory. She doesn’t know who she is, let alone the man that she married and has loved since childhood.

When Amber finally wakes from her coma, Kyle feels like he can breathe again. The hope that he has held onto every day he has sat in the hospital with her has pulled through. They can now push Beau behind them and finally get the happily ever after they deserve. Only, Amber has no idea who he is.

Feeling his hope wither away once more, Kyle sets out and makes it his personal duty to help her remember, or make her fall in love with him again. After all, they have a connection that can pull through anything, and will.

Is their love really enough to conquer even the most difficult and life-altering situations?

Trust is lost, promises are broken, and hearts are shattered.

Will Kyle and Amber be able to withstand the changes ahead of them, or will it tear them apart for good?


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Reviewed by Dawn Vickers

What a read! What fantastic characters the author has written about. Saying that, I would strongly advise you to read the first book, First Love, as Amber and Kyle’s love story is not a standalone. Now back together after wasted years, more mature and even surer of their feelings for each other.  It looks like there future is all settled until an accident leaves Amber fighting for her life. Kyle feels a surge of relief when Amber eventually comes out of her coma; however, his hopes come crushing down when she doesn’t recognise the man who she’s loved for so long. So Kyle arms himself with determination to help Amber recollect. I asked myself if he would be able to do it.

Amber is confused and scared not knowing who she is. But what she does feel is a strong connection to the man standing before her. As she doesn’t feel threatened, upon release from hospital, she goes home with him. Her determination to get her memory and life back had me literally stuck to the pages, but when she starts to recover my heart broke a little. Tormented with nightmares and headaches, her memories slowly trickle back with the help of Kyle and her friends who guide her through this traumatic experience. Then life hands them another battering of the worst kind. Can they survive another blow? With outside forces still against them, will it be too much to bear this time or will the undying love they have for one another pull them through one last time?

This is the concluding part of Amber and Kyle’s story so no cliffy this time!! I warn you though— it’s a very emotional read which had me blubbering over my kindle screen! I loved the way certain things were written by the author with sensitivity and love and also showing that men can also be ripped apart emotionally when things like this happen. Not just the woman. The rekindled love is hot and they share some tender sweet moments. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions and some twists and turns before we reach their ending to see if it’s happy or not. Download and see for yourself.







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 Reviewed by Dawn Vickers 

Holly Anders was abandoned by her mother at birth. Growing up shuffled around from one foster home to another, she never thought she’d be loved. When she married Ray right out of high school, she thought she’d finally have the perfect fairy tale life, but it quickly turned into her worst nightmare.

Finally able to find the strength, she runs as far and as fast as she can away from the nightmare, finding herself in the small town of Oakville, where she begins her new life. The last thing on Holly’s mind is dating or men. She’s not anywhere close to being ready to trust another man. Sometimes she wonders if she’ll ever be. She was damaged when she met Ray, but he broke her — maybe forever.

Paul Walters spent his first sixteen years fearing his father’s beatings, but taking them in order to spare his mother from as much of the abuse as possible. When an unspeakable tragedy strikes, he leaves his hometown and heads for Los Angeles. Guilt and fear cause him to spend the next few years drowning his sorrows in booze, drugs, and random women. He refuses to allow himself to get close to anyone; the fear of becoming a monster like his father keeping him from believing a relationship with a woman is possible.

Things begin to change when Paul meets Kyle and sees something in him that reminds him of himself. They quickly become friends after forming a band with two other guys. Paul realizes he’s missed being part of a family. Deciding they don’t like the path they’re on, they leave L.A. for Kyle’s hometown of Oakville. Paul is ready to start over, but he still vows never to fall in love.
When Paul and Holly meet, the chemistry is undeniable. Is it possible for two people to find the courage to let someone in again after they’ve had their hearts and souls shattered by those they loved and trusted most?


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 Reviewed by Dawn Vickers

I loved the first two books in the Oakville series and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. If my connection with Amber, Holly’s bestie, was strong, my feeling for this lass who was abandoned at birth ran riot! Get ready to be taken on a rollercoaster ride full of emotions, and get ready a full box of tissues ‘cause you’re going to need them!

Growing up in the foster system and being shoved from one family to another made her miserable. It was as if happiness was out of her reach, that she’d never be loved. Until she met Ray who she married when she left school. This marriage was by no means made in heaven. And if she was going to survive, she knew she’d have to take measures to rebuild her life.

Paul too had an unhappy childhood. He suffers abuse from his father to protect his mother. Devastated by an event which took place in his hometown, he leaves for LA. The next few years are difficult ones for him and realises that if he doesn’t do something about it, he’ll be on the road to becoming much like the person who treated him so badly.

The best thing that ever happened to Paul was when he formed a close friendship with Kyle who we’ve got to know well in the other two stories in this series. Even though this book can be read as a standalone, if you haven’t read them yet, please do as this help you understand all the characters and the flow of the storyline. So, not only do they form a band together, but Paul also gets his act together. The next stop is Oakville, Kyle’s hometown. Happy to be starting his life anew but still wary of getting involved with the opposite sex until… Holly. Sparks fly, the sexual tension, beyond question. Painful pasts had made them build protective walls, so will Holly let Paul in? And can he do the same; have feelings for her?  He knows he doesn’t like it when other men shower with attention. However, what he can’t understand is why. Could it be that the man who told himself he’d never love anyone is doing exactly that… falling in love?

The feelings between them grow and these two positively burn for each other. But when the past comes knocking, their relationship will be tested. When all Holly’s fears and demons come back to her present, will she and Paul be able to face them together? Can Paul protect her, and can they finally move on to a bright new future together free of the past?

Their story is told from a dual point of view like in the previous books of the series which I just loved. The way the author rewinds and then fast-forwards from past to present kept me on my toes, too. It’s an emotional read and Kathy did a great job at getting their feelings across. The horrors the characters endure is written carefully and sensitively. You will laugh, cry and be rooting for these two right from the start. Can’t wait to read what Kathy has up her sleeve next!




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After growing up in Saranac Lake, a small town in upstate NY, Kathy-Jo Reinhart returned to her birth place and where she spent her summers with her grandparents, St. Petersburg, Florida, after graduating High School. The sub zero climate and piles of snow definitely weren’t a loss, in her opinion, and this is where she still resides with her Husband of fifteen years and their eleven year old son, who they lovingly refer to as their miracle baby. A name righteously earned after a very difficult and scary pregnancy with 7 1/2 months on complete bed rest.

By day, she works as an Office Manager for a construction company started by her grandfather and uncle. Like most people, she has a love hate relationship with her job, but cherishes all the years she was able to work side by side with her grandfather before he passed away.

Writing has always been something that she has loved. In school, creative writing was her favorite class. Writing a book was something she had always wanted to do, but was too afraid she didn’t have what it took to make it happen. After going from working sixty hours a week to twenty, she found herself with a lot of extra time on her hands and decided it was time to take the leap. Crossing her fingers and closing her eyes, she jumped into creating the Oakville series and hasn’t looked back.

The first five star review she received after First Love, the first book in the Oakville series, was published, left her speechless, overwhelmed with emotion, and so blown away that someone really liked what she had written. Her initial fears seemed to calm and reassured her that others love her writing just as much as she loves doing it. How it will all turn out, still remains a mystery, but she’s having a blast seeing where these characters will take her.

When she isn’t spending time with her characters, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, scrapbooking, and doing ancestry research.



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♡ TwiSted TWo-SteP by JULIA BRAMER ♡

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Title: TwiSted TWo-SteP 

Author: Julia Bramer

Release Date: 31st March, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance



“I’ve always wanted to see The Great Wall.”


“Why not?”

So they went to China. Seven glorious days alone with him, and although the trip got off to a rocky start, they were the best days of her life.

When they arrived in Beijing, the smog was so bad it stung to breathe, and they stayed inside the hotel for two days, which in the end wasn’t a terrible hardship because they spent most of the time naked and screwing around.

Then it rained, the smog disappeared and they headed to The Great Wall. On the way there, they bought a backpack and filled it with food and water and a bottle of champagne, and they hiked up and down the winding wall for two hours, leaving the other tourists behind.

Rebecca had never seen him as enthusiastic, a permanent grin plastered on his handsome face, and after another hour, they stopped at one of the watchtowers to eat lunch.

The view was magnificent, the stone fortification zigzagging and meandering like a long, silver necklace as far as she could see over the countryside, and as Nate animatedly ticked off statistics about the site from the guidebook, they hungrily devoured peanut butter sandwiches, chips and cookies.

Then he popped open the warm bottle of champagne and toasted to their future, and his lips curled mischievously and eyes flashed white hot. Rebecca knew the look well, and he hopped to his feet and pulled her up with him.

“What do you think?” he asked in a soft and husky voice that sent shivers up her spine.

Glancing at the way they’d come, her clit pulsed and juices flowed. They’d become daring over the months, sneaking away to her old room at her parents’ house or locking the door at the office when the mood presented. Risky, naughty, so unlike her but so incredibly hot, and since they hadn’t seen another soul for a long time, Rebecca jumped on him.

Laughing, he grasped her ass, carried her to the wall’s ledge and set her on it.

“This should be good,” he smirked. “I never thought I’d see The Great Wall let alone fuck on it.”

Chuckling, she responded, “There are a lot of things I never thought I’d do until I met you.”

For Rebecca, no words had been truer. No longer a doormat, she was free to step over the imaginary line and often did, the world a thrilling, titillating playground instead of a dull, tedious obstacle course to navigate oh-so carefully.

And there she was on top of the world with the sinfully sexy Nathan Butler. He kissed her feverishly and wriggled off her pants and panties, and he spread her legs wide to the skies and lavishly licked her sodden flesh.

There was nothing to compare it to, there on the tower at The Great Wall. Dizzying, like the endless loops of bricks and stone hugging the green hillside and snaking over the horizon, and then he pulled down his jeans just enough to liberate his swollen cock and rammed into her. Her pleasurable cry echoed off the knolls and he drove hard and fast. Panting, groaning and pushing her higher and higher, they exploded together, an exquisite, blinding eruption that blasted through her and left her crumbling in its wake.




Nathan Butler knows the score. People like him don’t get to be happy. They don’t belong.

Raised by his drug-addicted mother, Nate was kicked around a lot and abandoned and disappointed so many times he can’t afford to care about anyone or anything, his existence a tedious, monotonous two-step. Quick, quick, slow, slow, run, run, walk, walk. Over and over again.

Until he meets Mason Lord. Mase is the only person who manages to crack Nate’s defenses. For the first time in his shitty life, Nate has a real friend. He trusts Mase and even grows to love him, but like always, it doesn’t last.

Killed in a tragic work accident, Mase’s death is just one more disappointment. And when the company refuses to accept responsibility for it, Nate’s heartache turns to hate and he vows to make it right the only way he knows how.


For Rebecca Fox, a beautiful and talented corporate attorney, Mason Lord’s death is simply an accident. Despite the very believable eyewitness testimony from the drop-dead gorgeous Nathan Butler, she successfully defends the company against a wrongful death lawsuit, upping her chances of becoming a full partner at the most prestigious law firm in San Francisco.

The partnership is all she wants, the cornerstone of her long-term plan. Then Nathan Butler unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep and changes everything, her life becoming a thrilling, titillating playground instead of a dull obstacle course to navigate oh-so carefully.

Yet nothing is as it seems. A collision of desires and worlds, a twisted two-step, but what Rebecca doesn’t know can’t hurt her.

Or can it?








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Reviewed by Dawn Vickers.

Nathan Butler hasn’t had life easy. Raised by a drug dependent mother, he was often abandoned and life disappointed him so many times that he likened it to a two-step… quick-quick, slow-slow, run-run, walk-walk. Nathan feels like he doesn’t belong until he makes a new friend, Mase Lord. Mase and Nathan become steadfast friends and this is when he finally feels a sense of belonging. He trusts Mase and it feels good. Tragically, Mase is killed in a work related accident and yet again Nathan is left alone and disappointed. His grief soon turns into anger when the company won’t accept any responsibility for the accident… revenge on his mind.

Rebecca Fox is a corporate attorney who represents the company in the lawsuit over Mase’s death and wins hoping it will greatly improve her promotion chances. But when she meets Nathan, her carefully made life plans go out the window!!

Nathan wants retribution for his friend and decides to extract it out on Rebecca as she was the lawyer that represented the company. What starts out as a need for reprisal, turns into something else and the lines become blurred as revenge fights against the heart! Will Nate go ahead and make her pay or will he follow a different path?

Following her divorce, Rebecca starts to change and becomes the woman she wants to be. Finally free and no longer conforming to the way her mother wants her to be, she finds a passion and desire for life which she puts down to Nate. But is everything as it seems? Are their feelings real? When secrets, lies, betrayal and finally, the truth is revealed, will their love for one another survive?

This book starts off with a prologue which is told in the present. Then we go back to the past and the story is retold from there. It’s full of twists and turns and moments of jaw dropping action. The characters are strong. Nathan is sexy, charming and wasn’t hard to love, but scarred by a past he just can’t shake off. Rebecca was also a likeable character. A confident career woman who came into her own when she met Nathan. There are lots of hot sexy moments, and the chemistry between them is boiling hot and believable. A great read with a bit of everything thrown in to keep the reader interested and invested in the story until it reaches its conclusion.



From the author of the steamy romance series The Vitamin D Treatment and Side Effects, The Vitamin D Treatment Finale, and the dark, erotic story of Haley in Tumbleweed, comes a sexy tale of love and revenge in her newest release, Twisted Two-Step.

Julia is the former director of a charitable foundation in Colorado and has traveled the world with her husband seeking an understanding of different cultures and gathering stories. After a long career advocating for social causes, she joined the self-publishing revolution in 2012. She incorporates many of the places she’s visited and people she’s met along the way in her novels, and she strives to bring to life her love of romance and erotica with her books.




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Title: Discovering April

Author: Sheena Hutchinson

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publisher: SL Hutchinson Publishing

Cover: www.CoverMeDarling.com

Released: 27th April, 2015



April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water. 

Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society. 

But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years. 

What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life? 

A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above.


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My head is still pounding when my eyes flutter open the next day. My brain is throbbing inside my skull and I punch the pillow underneath me, scaring Jinx out of his slumber. He meows in protest before hopping off the bed. Looking around, I’m in my bed. How did I get here? I groan in pain as I prop my pillows up and lean my head back against them. It’s then that I feel the eyes on me. Tilting my head straight again, I glance out my window. My eyes lock with those big brown eyes of Jared’s across the way. He looks down to his phone and back up again. My phone chimes with an incoming text.

“UGHHH!” I moan, blindly reaching for it. It slips a few times before I grasp it between my fingers and look down to read.

How are you feeling?

Closing one eye, I text back, Like someone ran over me with a truck, then backed up and ran me over again.

Lowering my phone, I watch as he smiles from my text and disappears from view. I’m trying to piece last night back together; it’s like a fragmented mirror that has shattered all over the corners of my mind. I remember laughing with Ro about her sexual conquests and then I remember red and blue lights and… Jared. Starting to feel hot, I throw the covers off of me and lay like a starfish, trying to get my mind to focus. Glancing down, I notice I’m wearing my pajamas. Before I can process any further, the door to my room creaks open. Jared walks in with a cup of water and a closed fist.

“How did you get in?!” I yelp, trying to sit up in bed, and pulling the covers back over my braless tank top.

“I left the back door open when I left last night,” he informs me as he opens his fist to show me he brought a hand full of Advil.

“You brought me home last night?” I rub my head before reaching for the pills and water. “Yup, after you called me to pick you up from the police station.”

“I WAS WHERE?!” I scream as water comes spraying out of my mouth.

“Police station. Apparently, you popped a guy in the face.” He smirks.

I squint my eyes, vaguely remembering the heavyset guy that tried grabbing my ass in front of the bar.

“Whoa!” I have to lean my head back against my pillows when the information begins to become too much for me. “If you took me home, how did I get into pajamas?!

The smile that crosses Jared’s face is a mixture of a blush and a sly smirk that makes my insides twist with anticipation and excitement. “Jared…”

“That… you did on your own. I had nothing to do with that!” He holds his hands up in surrender.

“What? I just stripped in front of you!”

“Well, once you got your shirt off, there was really no stopping you…” he teases and my eyes widen in embarrassment.

“Oh my God!” I slump down, pulling the covers back up to my face. “Did we… ya know…” I mutter, completely mortified now.

“Uh, that would be a no.”

“Oh, thank God!” I sigh.

“Thanks a lot!” He comes to his feet now, turning to look out the window.

“Not like that, it’s just … I don’t like to do things I’m not conscious for.”

“Yea, completely plastered girls that get arrested and throw up in bushes are really sexy!” His voice drips with sarcasm.

“I threw up?!This just gets better and better.


“Twice?” I’m mortified, staring at his amused face.

“Well, after the first time I thought maybe you needed something to eat.”

“Oh no…”

“Yeah… I’ve never seen someone eat a Big Mac that fast before…” He stares at the wall as if remembering my weak moment.

“Oh my God!” I groan, throwing the covers over my entire body. I curl up in a fetal position, planning to never come out again. The room grows silent. It’s starting to get hard to breathe under the sheets when I feel the mattress by my feet cave slightly.

“Come on, it’s not that bad. We all have our moments.” He pats my feet through the sheets.

“Just when I think I’ve reached rock bottom, things just seem to drops out from under me and I’m at an all new low!” I roll over, trying to pull the covers with me, but Jared’s weight prevents it. My head comes peeking out as I roll over, facing away from him.

“April, I think I just determined your major.”

“What?” I curiously twist to look at him again.

“Drama. You’re such an actress. Now, put your big girl panties on and get up!”

I stare at him for a second; did he just say what I think he said? He waits about two seconds before getting up and opening a drawer to my dresser. “Are they in here? Nope!” He closes it and opens another.“STOP!” I scream, stumbling out of bed, horrified.

“How ‘bout this one?”

“Okay! Okay! I’m up!” I slam the drawer closed just in time to save myself further embarrassment when Jared eyes my plain old undergarments. I sigh when the pounding in my head launches my stomach into action and I collapse onto the corner of the bed.

“You okay?”

“I refuse to puke again!” I respond, taking another deep breath. “Jared…”


“I could use some donuts.”

“Okay.” He pauses for a few seconds, looking down at his feet before adding, “I’ll be outside then.”

And he leaves me alone in my room.



“Why, Jared Hoffman, do you not want this?” I tease, slowly unbuttoning his shirt.

He smiles, his hands bracing themselves on the bed at either side of my head. “I didn’t say that… it’s just I don’t want to rush anything.”

Jared’s shirt falls open when I finally reach the last button. His perfect abs are shadowed and defined by the moonlight. My eyes start up his chest. “Rush?” I whisper softly as my hands graze their way up his biceps that frame my face. “Jare… this has been seven long years in the making. I think we’ve waited long enough.”

He pauses for a second. I hear his breath hitch in his throat as his dark eyes study my face. For some reason, I’m surprised when I feel Jared’s lips on mine. The passion between us is renewed at my admission. It’s my turn to moan against his lips. My legs automatically slide up and down his, causing my dress to hike up slightly before my legs wrap themselves around his waist. His hands make their way up my side slowly as if ingraining into memory the curve of my body. My hands have automatically found their way to his belt. I slip my fingers through it and release the hook, swinging it open. Before I know it, I’m unbuttoning his jeans. That’s when I feel his hands squeeze me tight. His lips leave mine for the first time since I spoke, and I feel them slowly trace their way down my neck. My fists clench against the skin on his waist.

“Oh, Jared,” I groan.

His body freezes above me for a fraction of a second. His head lifts out of the crook of my neck to meet my eyes again.

“Do you know how long I’ve waited to hear you call my name like that?” he whispers.

My hands find their way to his face and mingle with his hair. “There’s more where that came from.” I shoot him a sexy smirk before pulling his lips back to mine.




Reviewed by Dawn Vickers.

April Landau thinks she has it all. Her high school sweetheart; Hunter, her own home and her cat! April’s about start junior year at college. Hunter and April’s relationship wasn’t perfect and their little arguments were often witnessed by an amused Jared. But after discovering her boyfriend has cheated, April ends it for good and descends into a spiral of emotions and despair.

Jared Hoffman is April’s next door neighbour. They were childhood friends who drifted apart. He dropped out of high school to take over his parents business after they died, their death having a profound effect on him. He keeps himself to himself, doesn’t really mix with anyone and throws himself into his work. However, he’s carting a burden of his own, a secret he’s never told anyone which weighs him down every day.

Jared calls round to find April crying and upset, and slowly the two of them rekindle a lost friendship. Jared has harboured feelings for April for years too. So he helps April rediscover herself and the two of them can no longer deny the feelings that have grown. When tragedy strikes, Aprils emotions are tested once again. Hunter re-enters her life wanting her back, will she revert to type and go back to her old familiar self, or will she embrace a new future with Jared?

This book is told only from April’s point of view and I must confess I would have loved it if Jared had given his. It would have brought so much more to the story. It took a while to get going but once it did, I was hooked. Lots of twists and turns, emotions and of course; love, which all makes for a great story. The character of April I didn’t care for at first, although I think I changed my opinion of her when Jared walked into her life. She changed with him for the better, and Jared… what a man!! He was kind, caring, and sweet but kind of closed off. I loved him straight away. It’s very emotional in parts too which had me filling up!!

Overall, it’s a great read. Sometimes I found it a bit slow, though it did pick up again. The twists and turns will keep you invested in the story holding on till the end and what an ending!!!


Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t seem to hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny has lead her back to her true passion for writing. 

She constantly strives to be a positive role model and writes stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.

While God is currently still writing her love story, she continues to put all her effort into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration. 


✰ DECKER ✰ TOREY HOPE ✰ The Later Years by A.D. ELLIS




Title: Decker

Author: A. D. Ellis

Series: Standalone in Torey Hope: The Later Years 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Mature Adult

Released: 9th April, 2015

















The boys are back, and Torey Hope is better than ever.

When Decker Morgan returns to Torey Hope, he has no time for love and distractions. Always in control, his loyalties lie with himself and his family. His only interest is putting down roots and expanding his family’s business.

Kate Turner had planned to leave Torey Hope after college, but she found that being there for her family took precedence. When she lands her dream job working for Decker at his family’s business, The Center+, she realizes that Torey Hope is where she’s supposed to be.

When Decker hires Kate she turns his world upside down. She’s brilliant, funny, beautiful, and completely off limits, due to Decker’s self-imposed rules concerning work and family. Kate knows a secret that will make their attraction for one another a little less taboo, but she needs to convince Decker to take a chance.
Decker has to decide if he’ll give in to a forbidden romance or keep his tight control firmly in hand. Kate is possibly his perfect girl, but unexpected chaos and havoc at work threaten to tear her away.

Will he find the courage to let go or will he lose the only girl he’s ever wanted to keep close?

**This is a contemporary romance with suspenseful elements intended for readers age 18+ due to mature language, sexual situations, and violence. While there are no male/male sex scenes in this story, there are some detailed descriptions of male/male relationships.**



Reviewed by Dawn Vickers

Decker Morgan has no time for love. He’s career motivates him and he likes to be in control of everything. He’s returned to Torey to help expand the family business. Katie Turner had dreams of leaving Torey but has remained there for her family. Getting a job at Decker’s family business and laying eyes on him… well, she’s glad she decided to stay. She used to date Decker’s twin brother when they were in school; however, she used a different name then so when Decker hires her, he hasn’t got a clue she’s his brothers ex.

Decker finds an instant connection to Katie. She’s beautiful, funny and she turns his carefully ordered life on its head. But he doesn’t mix work with pleasure, so he decides anything with her is just not going to happen. She has a strong attraction for him, too. Working together isn’t as easy as it seems when you’re both fighting a strong attraction to each other. Will she get him to break his own rules?

When Decker and Kate can no longer deny their feelings and give into each other, you know it isn’t going to be plain sailing. Things also start happening at work as someone’s out to cause trouble. What follows is suspense, mystery and lots of twists and turns. Will Decker be able to relinquish some of the tight control he exercises in every aspect of his life and commit to Katie, or will that need to control send her away?

I really enjoyed this book! It’s the first in a new series: Torey Hope, The Later Years and focuses on the twins and cousins. While it can be read as a standalone, I’d read the Torey Hope Series first. There’s an excellent secondary character base too; Sawyer, Kendrick and Zach, and I do hope each will get their own story. I connected with the characters easily and loved watching a carefully controlled man like Decker lose it to a woman who rocks his world! He’s dominant, alpha and sizzling hot! The story’s interesting and keeps you gripped throughout.








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A.D. Ellis is the author of A Torey Hope Novel Series. Her 2014 debut novel, For Nicky, was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters. She was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends were not such book enthusiasts which earned her a few snickers when she was constantly reading.

A.D. had always dreamed of being a teacher. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1999 and her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis for 15 years. While she’s taught several different grades, fourth grade is her favorite. They are learning independence by 4th grade, but most haven’t learned the attitude yet. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students may not be in agreement with that excitement.

A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. A.D. lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.

A.D. had always pondered the idea of writing a book, but until recently it was a far off dream. In today’s age of independently published authors, A.D. decided to take a chance and try her hand at writing. She has learned so much during this journey and is having a world of fun with it.



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Title: Trusting Gibson

Author: K. L. Shandwick

Release Date: 27th March, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Adult



Taking a chance on Gibson Barclay was something Chloe never envisaged in her future when she was in college. Years later, she found herself thrown into his world with no immediate way out. She knew that trying to be the girlfriend of Gibson Barclay would come at a price. Was she capable of trusting him with his notorious womanizing reputation and temptation only a heartbeat away? Chloe was still dealing with her own dark event, and with the media constantly thirsty for new information about Gibson and his life, it meant Chloe would be constantly watching over her shoulder, fearful of her past rearing its ugly head again. Gibson promised to protect Chloe, but how could he keep her safe from the past that still haunts her with his life in the spotlight? When Gibson’s trust is put to the test how will he react?











Inhaling heavily his lips appeared at my ear as he whispered,

“I know you’re not asleep, I can feel you thinking.” What was really weird was it was almost as if he could. My first thought for the past week when I woke had been when am I going to wake up from this dream? When is someone going to tell me it’s time to go home?

“And I know what you’re thinking. Don’t. I got you, darlin’, nothing bad is going to happen to you while you are with me. I prayed that Gibson was right and meant every word. Snuggling closer his erect dick was lying in the seam of my butt and I couldn’t help but give myself a little wriggle against him.

Gibson growled and tightened his grip in the sexiest rub of his own in response. “Fuck, Chloe what are you doing to me?” Struggling to free myself I turned to face him and when I looked up at him my heart raced. Just looking at him affected every fibre of my body. “Me? I was lying here minding my own business. Don’t blame me for your horny thoughts Gibson Barclay.” — © KLShandwick 2015 Trusting Gibson All Rights Reserved


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✦✦ KFF’s 5 ★ Review on behalf of Dawn Vickers ✦✦


Trusting Gibson continues where Gibson’s Legacy book one in the series left off. In this final instalment about Gibson and Chloe, we see them as a couple, how Chloe deals with the lifestyle she has landed herself into, she was definitely more ballsy in this instalment, and she wasn’t afraid to let people know it. Despite her being much stronger, she’s in it for the long haul!!

Gibson… still ridiculously sexy, hot and gorgeous, but we get to see more of him too. His feelings, his thoughts, his love for Chloe. We have a dual point of view which is fantastic, and since you get both sides of what is taking place, as a reader, you get more connection with the characters.

After a horrendous ordeal Chloe has changed… she’s no longer ballsy and sassy. She’s insecure and suspicious at every turn, fearing the past is not far behind her and as her ex will know where she is, Gibson decides to take her on tour with him, but is this really the wisest decision? An already vulnerable Chloe is faced with memories of Gibson’s past conquests, people warning her away and she begins to question everything… its now Gibson’s turn to be there for her. He’s determined to make her see he’s a changed man, that he loves her and will care and protect her. But can he be there for her twenty-four hours a day? The plot takes an unexpected turn which keeps you wanting more and more!!

As with previous K L Shandwick’s books, she can write some truly steamy sex scenes and this book doesn’t disappoint! Gibson Barclay is a red hot sexy rock god with a dirty mouth and I fell for him in book one. In this book I fell even harder! I can’t wait to see what this wonderful author has planned next!




✦✦ Gibson’s Legacy (The Last Score Series #1) ✦✦


Gibson Barclay has been famous for almost seven years and he’s only twenty four.

Seldom does anyone pick up a magazine, newspaper or watch a television entertainment show, without seeing his image or reading about his promiscuous antics . He had no need to court publicity with his magnetic charm and charismatic ways; when he chooses to cooperate that is. Shrugging off the advice of publicists and image consultants, Gibson makes no excuses for who he is, and with no ties,he answers to no one about how he chooses to live his life.

From teenage musician to twenties mega rock star, Gibson has seen and done it all. Women fantasize about him and men envy his rock scene, womanizing lifestyle. Only one person ever made Gibson feel uncomfortable about the way he lived his live. No one ever said no to him that he can remember, although there was two minute events that he has never been able to shake from his mind. Both of those events involved the way Chloe Jenner looked at him. It was something and nothing, but for him, the impact haunted him. In the strangest twist of fate, something so wildly obscure occurred, that set his mind ablaze with the memory of that small encounter.

Like all women, Chloe found Gibson striking and had even shared with her friends, her own guilty fantasy about him. Fantasy and reality were poles apart and Chloe believed that Gibson Barclay never even knew that she existed. ©KL Shandwick






K. L. Shandwick lives on the outskirts of London. She started writing after a challenge by a friend when she commented on a book she read. The result of this was “The Everything Trilogy.” Her background has been mainly in the health and social care sector in the U.K. She is still currently a freelance or self- employed professional in this field. Her books tend to focus on the relationships of the main characters. Writing is a form of escapism for her and she is just as excited to find out where her characters take her as she is when she reads another author’s work.


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Title: Professor Cline Revealed

Series:  The Professor #1

Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance

Author: J.M. La Rocca

Release Date: 12th March, 2015




Getting pleasure from pain makes me a sadist. I’ve been that way for as long as I can remember. Plagued by painful memories and a dark past, I use women to help me forget. I’ve done everything in my power to take control of my life, but there are some things I have no control over.People think they know who I am, but in reality, they know nothing.

My name is Mason Cline.

But after today, you will call me Professor Cline.






“Don’t move,” I commanded as I nipped at her ear. “You move and I won’t let you come. Do you understand?”
She let out a heavy breath and nodded slowly.
Lowering myself down her body, I trailed my hand down her tits as I once again lowered my head to her pussy. Spreading her lips, I could see her pulsing with need as she tried not to raise her pussy to my face. Gripping her thighs, I lowered my head down again when she stopped moving, flicking at her clit in a fast speed before inserting two fingers to pump into her. She let out a gasp as I curved my finger into her g-spot, and I knew it was taking all of her control not to move her body into mine for more friction.
Flicking my tongue a few more times, I pulled back and stopped pumping my fingers as soon as I felt the walls of her pussy start to clench. She groaned in frustration as the need took over her senses.
Her breathing slowed and I resumed my position, sucking on her clit and causing her to buck into me. Although I’d usually pull away, my own arousal was starting to take over. My hips were moving on their own accord, looking for friction against the bed. I groaned into her pussy as her heavy breathing turned into deep moans.
Keeping at my assault on the bed, I removed my fingers and lowered my mouth to lick up her juices, running my tongue from her entrance to her clit. She groaned every time I flicked at her clit lightly, causing me to pump into the bed faster. I knew if I kept it up, I’d end up releasing in my pants.
I needed to be inside her.
I let go of her legs, moving them off my shoulders, and climbed off the bed. I watched as she clamped her legs closed trying to get some friction for her aching pussy, an ache only I could soothe.
“I’m going to fuck you now, princess,” I told her as I undid my belt and dropped my pants to the floor.





 By Dawn Vickers.

Mason Cline broke tradition and did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps preferring to teach law as opposed to practising it. Mason suffered terribly as a child and hates his father with a passion. His father is a man not to be messed with, and Mason tries to have as little to do with him as possible. Working at NYU, Mason Cline is also drop-dead gorgeous, controlling, dark, dominant and damaged. His childhood was hellish and he carries the tortured memories and scars with him. Having his own particular way of coping and dealing with the pain, he suffers on a daily basis. He doesn’t do love, relationships or girlfriends; he has sex. And plenty of it! Then moves on. Everything he desires and wants, he always gets on his terms.

Quote ~ Mason: ” I’m not the ever after you’re looking for, Emma, I’m your one night stand. I’m no good for you, I’ll ruin you.”
Emma: ”Ruin me then.”

On a night out with friends, he first sets eyes on Emma. Something about her catches his eye and he finds himself unable to take his eyes off her. He’s determined to make her his. She too seems captivated, Emma works at the bar as a waitress and in a relationship with Tim that seems to be going nowhere. Her friends are convinced he’s cheating on her. When her friends are proved right, she leaves and moves in with her sister.

Emma is a student at NYU and cannot believe her professor is none other than the sexy man from the bar. Regardless of the fact that they are professor and student, they begin see each other. Finding it hard to keep their hands off each other isn’t an issue. Emma finds herself unable to resist the demanding Professor, and he finds himself opening up to her. Experiencing new feelings, doing things differently to what he’s used to as he spends more time with her, is a new concept. When Mason pushes her, she pushes right back refusing to be like his other women. Mason cannot keep his controlling dark side hidden for long and slowly but surely, he reveals his true self to Emma. His past catches up on him; taunts him! How will Emma react when she sees Mason for who he truly is? Can Mason finally deal with his past and try to move forward with Emma at his side, or are outside forces set on ruining everything?

Quote ~ Mason: “Do you find me attractive?”
Emma: “No.”
Mason: “So if I told you I wanted to bend you over my desk and f**k you right now, what would you say?”
Emma: “I’d say that was entirely inappropriate.”

I really enjoyed this book! The characters were tenacious, their emotions run deep, and it’s touchingly heart-breaking in places. The chemistry between them is strong, and I like how Emma stood up to him and pushed his buttons, Mason, I loved him! Arrogant and annoying but sexy as hell, you wanted to dislike him but couldn’t!

As this books falls in the erotica genre, it seems only fitting to mention the sex! At times I thought it could’ve just been that tad more erotic and more graphic in some parts. Therefore I felt it somewhat lacking. I’ve previously mentioned in my review that Mason is a very dominant, dark and controlling man. Everything we look for in this kind of read, let me down a little.

Having said that, there were some superbly written powerful scenes too where you saw why Mason was in fact the way he was. My heart broke for him. But for me the story moved too slowly at times leaving the exciting gritty parts toward the latter half of the book. As this is a series, maybe this is the reason it felt that way for me. So be warned because it ends on an almighty cliffy! It leaves you wanting more and I hope the wait isn’t going to be too long!






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I’ve had a passion for reading and writing for as long as I can remember. It has always been an escape for one reason or another. Now, I’m taking that passion and turning it into a book. My debut book Lifeless will be released late summer 2013. I can’t wait for you to read this story that has been brewing in my head for over a year. 🙂



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Title: For Authentic Purposes

Published by: The Writers Coffee Shop



Genre: Contemporary Romance / Erotica / Humour

Author: Amber L. Johnson

Release Date: 5th March, 2015


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Dawn Sims has made a name for herself writing romantic fiction online. When she’s pushed to try her hand at publishing, she thinks she has everything figured out. The only problem? She’s never been in a relationship, especially one that has led her to finding The Big O. So much for writing what you know. Warner Green has had Dawn in his sights since she walked into his class in seventh grade. She broke his teenage heart not once, but twice, so seeing her in his night class at the local community college was an unexpected surprise. Accidentally reading her bad erotica on her laptop was a blessing from the Smut Gods themselves. It’s clear she has no idea what she’s writing about, but Warner does. In fact, he knows so much that he’s willing to offer her his services. The deal is simple: teach the good girl from high school everything she needs to know to write from experience. If he gets to live out a fantasy or two that he’s been harboring for almost a decade, then there’s no harm in that either. The lessons turn more heated, and Dawn begins to question where Warner has learned his skills, but he’s not ready to talk, until his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible time. It shouldn’t matter when it’s for authentication purposes only.  



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Come on. Say it. I know where youre going.

Shifting a little to look at him, I resisted the urge to kick him in the nuts and lick his neck at the same time. I mean he looked pretty hot sitting in my chair eating that muffin. Stupid handsome face and fornication hair paired with what I assumed were dirty jeans and a plaid flannel.

Fine. Im going to buy a vibrator with the money you gave me. Happy? His smile was in full force now. Hell yeah, Im happy. Ecstatic, even. He chewed around the pastry in his mouth and laughed. Ill come with you to make sure you get the right one. Oh, hell no. Being with you in a porn shop is on my list of Things to Never Do before I Die.



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By Dawn Vickers


Dawn and Warner are fourteen when they first met. He thinks she doesn’t feel the same way as he does for her so they go their separate ways.

Years pass by. Now she’s studying her degree in English, has a day job, and also writes erotic romances.

When they both end up doing the same college course where she hopes to develop her writing, the last thing she expects is to see Warner in her night class looking drop-dead sexy!! Snooping on her computer, she discovers her secret while reading through her notes, and realises she has no actual real life experience regarding the things she writes about. Seeing his chance, he offers to teach her things she can incorporate into her books with no strings attached! She’s never had a relationship but she’s read enough books to know what’s what… or so she thinks! Even though self-doubt starts to take over, she still agrees. After all, it is just for Authentication Purposes! She becomes his ‘student’ and he gets to be with Dawn. Something he’s dreamed of for years.

So the fun begins. They agree to live out their sexual fantasies with each other, she’s confident he can teach her lots new things in the bedroom and doesn’t doubt his skills for one second. The more time they spend together, the more they fall for each other. What started out as a no strings arrangement now feels like so much more.

Dawn wonders what happened in Warner’s life; the years between. He’s not one for opening up but then the past comes back like it always does and bites him on the backside!

This book was great! Very funny in places and had me in stitches, but it’s also sweet love story. It’s incredibly sexy and steamy, too. This author can write a bloody good sex scene! I loved it and will certainly be looking out for this author in the future.


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amber l. johnsonA true child of music, Amber’s parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people’s lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing. A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.