REVIEW ALERT ~ TACKLE by Jacob Chance is now available!

TACKLE, Jacob Chance’s all-new stand-alone sports romance in the Boston Terriers series is now available!


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Trevor Lincoln is the legendary tight end for Boston University’s football
team. As the youngest son of a former NFL player, he lives a life of
privilege with an endless stream of girls vying for his attention. He
always gets his way.

Until I come along.

Everything about him irks me. From his crooked smile and sexy, dark hair,
to his obscenely large trust fund. But when we’re forced to spend time
together, the undeniable spark between us blazes and resisting him becomes
one of my greatest challenges.

Can I shut down his game, or will he tackle my heart?


Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Son of a legendary NFL football player, Trevor Lincoln plays football for his school team, Boston Terriers. He’s used to getting what he wants with his high profile and privileged upbringing and can get any girl he wants. That being said, he wants to achieve on his own merits and although he wants to be successful in NFL, he has other aspirations for his future. Trevor has a bit of a front but underneath it all he is a very caring, passionate individual. Grace Duffy is an extremely fiery redhead who happens to play for the Boston Terriers women’s team. Independent with a tough exterior and also a vegan, she’s very focused on her football and education. Grace has no room for anything else but her friends and family, working hard to get what she wants.

When Trevor and Grace first met, there was somewhat of an attraction; however, Grace is reluctant to get too involved with him. She just wants to stay focused, but Trevor has other ideas. He does everything in his power to break down her defences and get her to go out with him. There begins the chase because Grace isn’t giving in but then again, Trevor will never give up. What I loved about him is even though Grace pushed him away at every turn, he continued to pursue her and it was never about the hotshot school footballer wanting to score another notch. He really was quite the deep caring guy that was very much attracted to her. Grace frustrated me at times with her reluctance to give him a chance and there were some moments when my heart broke for him. As I continued to read on and learn more about her, I could see she was afraid of her feelings, wanted to protect her heart and was insecure and unsure of herself. The people who mattered supported them throughout but like any situation in a college setting, bystanders were watching and gossiping.

This sports romance is part of the Boston Terriers series part four and can be read as a standalone although I would suggest reading the whole series as there’s a crossover of characters you’ll become totally addicted to. Grace and Trevor are an interesting couple; I loved their banter, the chemistry and just enough angst kept me entertained throughout. A lot of attention has been given to character development in this full-length novel written in dual narrative. What I loved more about this book is it wasn’t saturated with hot scenes, the characters’ words lulling me into their world. The ending was magnificent and not at all what I expected, either. Give Penalty, Drive, Coach and this baby, Tackle which I can’t recommend enough a chance. Oh and one more thing, if you know musicals you will have Matchmaker Matchmaker playing in your head “Insert laugh.”





Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.


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Today we are delighted to share BN Toler’s all-new contemporary romance, WHAT LIES BETWEEN (Where One Goes #2)



What Lies Between is the follow up novel to Where One Goes which is available now with a new cover.

At the core of it, life is a test—an opportunity to prove who we are; what we’re really made of. Short as it was, I’d like to think I lived my life well, that when people remember Ike McDermott, they remember he was a good man. When I look back, I’m proud of who I was.

Leaving behind the woman I loved was the hardest thing I’d ever done, and finding peace with the knowledge she was building a life with my brother after I moved on took a strength I didn’t know I had. But George and Charlotte were still alive. I wasn’t. Together, they forged on, and I was okay with that because I knew, one day, Charlotte and I would be reunited.

One day she would be mine.

All I had to do was wait.

Time works differently in the afterlife. Without any ties to the living, it doesn’t so much as slow, but stop altogether. There is no worrying about what is to come, there is only what is.
I didn’t know if four days, or fifty years had passed when I found Charlotte by our tree in my corner of the other side. All I knew was she was here, and I would never have to let her go. I finally had my reward for the life I’d lived.

But I’d soon learn Fate had other plans, and everything I believed about who I was would be tested once again. Only this time, I wasn’t so sure I could stay strong.

This time, I wasn’t sure I could be a good man.





Where do I start with this review? I have so many mixed emotions right now and my energy’s been zapped. That tells you something about the brilliant penmanship of Ms. Toler. I was reeled in and invested in the story from the first book in the series, Where One Goes. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the follow-up but right from the first chapter, I was hooked lock, stock and barrel. I’d only got to chapter four and already I had goosebumps. The overwhelming feeling of wanting to continue reading, that sense of apprehension because of how the words pulled at my heartstrings in yet another rollercoaster of a story, was immense.

This has a supernatural element and whilst I don’t normally venture into this genre, I couldn’t not dip my toes into the water. We have the same characters from book one and some brand-new characters to add an extra excitement to the story. Ike left the woman he loves behind and it was tough to let her go and build a life with his brother. They were still alive, he was not but he had hopes that one day they would be together again. Time knows no bounds in the afterlife and Ike has no concept of whether he will see Charlotte today or years down the line. Fate is a very funny thing and I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that was no doubt a poignant part of this tale.

What Lies Between takes place three years after Where One goes with Charlotte and George living in marital bliss. Charlotte has a lot going on and she finds herself in a situation where she can’t help and resolve an issue she walks into. Poor George, he feels helpless watching his wife torture herself but he gives her as much support as he possibly can, holding her up and showing his love for her. Everybody is tested throughout this offering and the most important undertone to learn from it is love. Love conquers all in one way or another. There’s heartbreak and sadness; however, I had every faith the right outcome would come to make my heart calm down and not beat so wildly.

More often than not a follow-up is hard to live up to the first book in a series, but once again Toler has created a masterpiece. She’s developed every character with great interest, they all played an important part and every emotion was spun out of me. I could visualize the beauty created for the scenery as well as some of the darker sides that were portrayed. There were surprises and some connotations, but I can’t possibly mention those otherwise it will give the story away. I highly recommend everybody one-clicks. It’s five worthy stars from me.

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What happens when the very thing ruining your life ends up saving it?

I was never one to believe in spirits—until six years ago, when a bone-chilling accident changed my life…forever.

My name is Charlotte, but most people call me Char…and I have a special gift.

I talk to the dead.

Make no mistake, I can’t summon them. I’m only able to see and speak to the spirits that linger when they’re unable to crossover. They’re somehow weighted to the world with unfinished affairs. And for the last six years, I’ve relentlessly used my gift to help their lost souls.

But it’s come at a price. My life is dark. Feeling despondent, I’ve begun to give up. And in helping the dead, I’ve realized I haven’t allowed myself to live. With no money, no place to go, and most importantly… no hope, I’ve decided there is only one option—to end it all.

But fate is a funny thing. One minute, I’m about to leap to my death, and the next, I’m saved by Ike McDermott. The strong, striking soldier stopped me from putting an end to my despair. He’s the kind of man that smiles and brightens an entire room.

Sweet and gentle.

He is my savior.

And he’s dead.

We’ve made an agreement. He’ll help me find a place to stay and a new job if I’ll help him with his unfinished business so that he may crossover.

Ike’s unfinished matter involves his twin brother, George. George has been falling apart since Ike’s death and Ike has not been able to compel himself to crossover in peace until he knows George will be okay.

When I agreed to help, little did I know that I’d fall in love with the charming folks of Bath County, and…Ike and George McDermott.

Now, as both brothers own equal parts of my heart, I am faced with a cruel and unfair predicament. In saving George, I must let go of Ike.

But how does one let go of half of their heart?

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FLOW by Chelle Bliss is now available!

Chelle Bliss’ all-new contemporary romance, Flow (Men of Inked: Southside 2) is now available!

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Flow is the second book in the new, steamy Southside series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.

The moment I looked into his eyes, I knew I was in trouble.

The second I heard his name, I knew I should stay away.

Our fathers were mortal enemies—Chicago crime bosses from rival families.

But that didn’t stop Leo Conti from pursuing me.
Being together was dangerous, reckless, and totally hot.
He wanted me. I wanted him.

What could possibly go wrong?


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Daphne Gallo Knows she is in trouble when she lays eyes on a mysterious man but when she discovers his name, that seals the deal that she should stay well away from him. Their fathers are sworn enemies, crime bosses from rival families. Leo Conti doesn’t care who they are and what it means, he can’t and won’t be deterred.

Daphne is very much a family girl and the only female sibling with very protective brothers. Not to be fooled, she’s very gutsy and full of sass. However, she knows that it is a car crash waiting to happen if she was to get involved with Leo. The family are hard-working law-abiding citizens, but their father has led a life of crime and has spent most of his children’s lives in and out of jail. Daphne steers clear from that lifestyle as does Leo.

Leo is a hardworking businessman of a reputable chain of hotels. His father is like Daphne’s father and delves on the wrong side of the law. Their fathers were once friends but fell out many years ago and are now arch enemies. Leo can’t resist the charms and beauty of Daphne and will not be deterred from pursuing her.

The two spend a bit of time together, Daphne feels guilty at the trouble it will cause and tries to break things off. Leo tries to fight for the woman that has captured his attention and it just seems an impossibility for the two star-crossed lovers to continue the path of their attraction.

The chemistry is off the charts and was oozing between every scene and word written. I was rooting for these two and felt that knowing the backstory, them ever being together was hopeless. It was as if the side characters had a radar and knew the protagonists were seeing somebody in secret. Flow was enjoyable to read, the supporting characters as they were just as interesting. I’m intrigued by Daphne’s best friend Michelle. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding her but it made me chuckle how she knew Daphne was up to no good with somebody that was completely forbidden.

I enjoyed this offering but did want a bit more. As this is a series, I hope we’ll get to see them again and judging where their story took me, I’d love to find out what happened, especially as the ending and all the characters are shrouded in mystery. The author pulled me into this story and I look forward to the next installment.

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USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster. 
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

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MEDICINE MAN by Saffron A. Kent is LIVE!

Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent is now available!

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Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns.

It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long.

Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly leashed emotions. And neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face.

No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood, at all.

Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist.

The medicine man.

WARNING: This book discusses sensitive issues including but not limited to, depression and suicide.

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Willow Taylor. An eighteen-year-old who resides at Heartstone Psychiatric hospital with forty other patients, nurses and techs she regards as the enemy. There’s a man who seems cold and distant with piercing grey eyes. She isn’t supposed to look at him with longing or touch herself at night with him in mind. He’s her psychiatrist, Dr. Simon Blackwood, much older than her and off-limits. The Medicine Man with inappropriate want.

Willow’s beautiful, funny and been battling a mental disorder from a young age, struggling to live her life like any other young woman. She doesn’t connect with any of the professionals except she finds herself drawn to Dr. Blackwood to the point where finds herself talking to him. Simon seems to be able to read Willow, even sees right through her.

Simon Blackwood is harbouring some deep issues of his own and it compels him to want to fix everyone, especially the girl with the silver-coloured long hair. It’s undeniable something about her catches his attention and somehow he’s seen as her hero, which is the last thing he wants to be to anyone. Dr. Blackwood carries a lot of guilt on his shoulders, and discovering his many hidden depths made this read a real page-turner.

The secondary characters were very well-written into the mix, and the interactions between Willow and Renn, Vi and Penny were quite funny at times. Regardless of them battling their own issues, it was nice to see banter and friendships forming. Whether it was their chats, reading or playing poker, they were very entertaining. In one scene with yoga, I couldn’t help but laugh-out-loud.

Heartbreak abounds. Let’s not forget this is a psychiatric hospital and there are some elements that not only made me tearful but the patients’ inner battles with their mental illnesses I also found upsetting. The harsh reality of it all is brought home when they’re having a bad day and nothing less than heart-rending. Chemistry and hot steamy scenes had me fanning myself because just wow, Simon Blackwood is one hell of a dirty-talker. Their taboo doctor-patient relationship without forgetting to mention the age gap, had me hoping and wishing it would or could work out for them. Simon’s a hot broody male and intrigued me no-end with the mystery surrounding him.

Medicine Man and his little warrior have such a rollercoaster of a time with their feelings and turmoil. Ms. Kent has spun quite the forbidden the tale; so much so that I was sat on the edge of my seat, waiting for it all to go terribly wrong. The author is a very talented wordsmith and I felt every word and emotion throughout. There was so much sadness surrounding the backstory of depression and it was dealt with delicately and respectfully. I also enjoyed the playlist which accompanies the book and it brings out all the feels. I can’t recommend this book enough and will be doing a re-read with the music on repeat. Tip; one of the tracks Medicine Man by Charlotte OC sums up everything beautifully. Bravo Ms. Kent. Five well-earned stars.


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All rights reserved. 

“Do you have someone special, Dr. Blackwood?”

Someone you kiss? Someone you grab and pull into a dark alley and press against


I don’t say that but I’m definitely asking that.

It’s like he hears the unspoken questions because the heat of his body seems to have

doubled. Like his blood is rushing in his veins with an uncanny speed.

With flaring nostrils and a hard jaw, he answers, “No.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’m busy.”

I want to smile. Actually, I’ve never wanted to smile this hard. Ever. His answer calms

me but it also makes me restless to move closer to him. I want to trace my palm over the arch

of his chest and see if I got it right in my dreams.

But I don’t do any of those things. I don’t want him to take away this small concession

he’s given me.

Why is he even giving it to me? I’m not complaining. But still.

“Busy with patients?”

“Busy with my job. Yes,” he says, all professional-like.

That’s what he is. Professional and distant. Dedicated to his job and fixing people. If

Mass General let him go, then they are idiots.

I’m an idiot, too, in this moment.

Instead of backing off, I want to do something. Something that might crack his cool

façade. Maybe reaching up and messing up his no-nonsense hair.

What would he do? If I did that? If I grabbed his collar and pushed him against the wall?

And kissed him?

My eyes drop to his lips, his soft, soft lips. There’s a cleft in the middle of his lower lip. I

want to taste that cleft, dig my tongue in it, wet it, suck on it, bite it.

“So you don’t have fun at all?”

“No. I’m not a fun guy.”

I watch his lips form the words, and every syllable that comes out of his mouth makes

my need to shake him, kiss him, mess him up, stronger. Stronger and stronger.

The need is so consuming that I hardly notice when he puts his hand on my palm and

takes it off his body. It’s final and smooth, his action. Effortless. As though my touch barely

registered to him.

“But I think you have a point. It’s after hours and I should go… have fun rather than

spending my time with a patient.” He steps back then. “I’ll see you next week. Same time.”


Meet Saffron

Writer of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World.

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance.

More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She has an MFA in creative writing and she lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband. Along with a million and one books.

She is represented by Meire Dias of Bookcase Agency

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Love left me off its to-do list.

I date. I’m all for giving guys a chance. I’ve just never met the one.

Until on a spring morning in the English countryside, a tall, dark stranger emerges from the mist. Logan Steele is all tousled hair, hard chest and lips so perfect I want to reach out and touch them just to check they’re real. I’m sure that’s a thunderclap of chemistry I feel between us.

Did I mention he’s an Earl with a self-made fortune?

A billionaire who works tirelessly for charity?

And he’s so hot, watching him is like staring at the sun.

But like I said, love isn’t rooting for me.

When I find out Logan Steele is out to destroy everything I’ve dedicated my life to protect, the chemistry disappears and the hope that had blossomed my chest turns to rage.

It no longer matters that he quickens my pulse just saying my name, weakens my knees with a single touch and that he might just be the greatest kisser that ever lived.

I might believe in love but Logan Steele is definitely not the one.

A standalone romance.









★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Darcy Westbury is the sister of Ryder who we met in Duke of Manhattan. She loves her countryside lifestyle and is quite content within the village lifestyle. Strong independent and happy to absorb herself in running the estate in which she grew up in. Until she bumps accidentally into Logan Steele with his handsome face and she is drawn to him. He is also an Earl who dedicates some of his time to charity when he isn’t running his company in London. There’s a glimpse of chemistry between them on the first meeting but Darcy learns he’s out to destroy everything she’d worked so hard to protect. Her attraction for him soon turns into pent-up rage, enough to make him devastatingly infuriated. Darcy may feel like she wants to kiss him and she might believe in love, but Logan Steele is possibly all kinds of wrong for her.

Logan Steele, the Earl who mixes his living arrangements, spending his time in London working and his weekends in the countryside. He’s filthy rich and a hard-hitting businessman. Logan is the typical hot alpha that is very sure of himself and appealing to women. There’s never a lack of beauties that he snares for a one-time thing and never getting attached; however, Darcy exudes feelings in him that he never thought possible but he finds her so infuriatingly independent and beautiful which makes him somewhat drawn to her.

The characters are well developed, and I loved the sassiness of Darcy and her strength. I sensed a vulnerability about her which she covered up well with confidence and her driven attitude to fight for what she believed in always keeping Logan on his toes. Logan’s strong alpha persona you expect from Bay’s storytelling but underneath it all, I learnt he also had a vulnerable side to him.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I promise it’ll make you laugh, tear up and have you needing to take a cold shower because boy, was it hot and dirty! The chemistry and steam were in spades but not too much to ruin a very well spun tale. Submerged in the story, I completely forgot what was going on around me. I can also promise that you’ll have trouble putting it down, so one click only when you can give it your undivided attention. It’ll suck you in enough to make you think you’re actually in the countryside right alongside the characters. I loved the villagers and especially Darcy’s friend Aurora who was a great support to her, their friendship making me smile a lot. Aurora wanted to see her best friend happy and was quite vocal in what she thought Darcy should do about Logan. I can’t quite put into words how much I loved this story but it definitely deserves more than five stars. I loved the concept of something different given to the story. Bravo Ms. Bay for another fantastically written tale with a gorgeous cover to boot.


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USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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REVIEW ~ COACH by Jacob Chance is now available

Now available, Jacob Chance’s all-new sports romance, COACH

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“Are you looking for the cheerleading tryouts, sweetheart?”

Zeke Kingston is the arrogant, tattooed, and sinful coach of Boston University’s women’s football team. And I’m their new quarterback.

From the moment the dark and broody hunk mistook me for a cheerleader we’ve clashed. His smirking lips make my blood boil and his god-like muscles turn my knees weak.

Everything about us is off limits, but lines are blurring and temptations have become too hard to resist.

Being together breaks all the rules, but what happens when the rules no longer matter?

This is a standalone with crossover characters from PENALTY and DRIVE.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Zeke Kingston is the newly appointed coach for the Boston Terriers women’s football team. He is a hot alpha who is sinful and broody. The first words he ever speaks to Amelia has her back up straight away with the arrogance he portrays. His full-time job is a financial advisor. Zeke is a very busy guy indeed.

Amelia is the new quarterback for the Boston Terriers. Already Zeke has rubbed her up the wrong way, but there’s something about him that on the one hand has her seething; on the other, just one look from him makes her frustratingly weak at the knees. As her coach, he is off limits although the temptation is all too hard to resist. Amelia just wants to focus on her scholarship with no distractions.

It’s like a cat and mouse kind of situation with Zeke and Amelia with the strong attraction. However, the forbidden element of this couple somehow seems hopeless, making one think there can’t be anymore. Zeke tries his hardest to stick being the professional coach, keeping his pent-up attraction to Amelia to himself.

Feisty Amelia wants to play football and get through college, but seeing Zeke every day just sends her into a spin. The struggle is real between the two. The characters make an appearance from the previous BT books and it was a real pleasure to have them supporting the story. We also got a couple of new characters in the mix.

Coach is the third installment of the Boston Terriers series but can be read as a standalone. To get the full effect, I would advise reading all three if you’re a fan of sports romances. Zeke and Amelia’s story has everything from banter, passion, and romance. I was hooked on the story from the prologue to the end. I was convinced that it was a forbidden love but was absolutely flawed by the surprise twist during this rollercoaster of a story because let’s face it, two passionate people forbidden from each other is always a page-turner. I could never have predicted the spin on things.

The author has a fluidity to his writing that grabs you from the off start. The descriptiveness and cleverly planned out plot had me captivated and spellbound by the intensity. Mr chance seems to be able to turn his hand at sports or suspense and I follow with great interest as to what will be created next. What I love about his penmanship is the unpredictability. You never know what you are going to get but I promise it is always thrilling regardless of the genre. Five stars is a mild rating in comparison to the wonderful enthralling story of Zeke and Amelia.

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Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

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BLOG TOUR ~ SOMEONE ELSE’S OCEAN by Kate Stewart is now available!

Today KFF’s on tour with Kate Stewart’s all-new contemporary romance stand-alone, SOMEONE ELSE’S OCEAN

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The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.
The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart.

We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars…until we both got swept away.

Donna’s five star review on behalf of KFF

Koti was six years old when she first set eyes on Ian Kemp at St Thomas a beautiful coastal island. Experiencing a hot summer under the stars. Fast forward to years later and the both of them find themselves on that very island; however, life has taken more than a toll on the both of them and Ian is reluctant to have any kind of friendship with Koti. They both got swept away by the beautiful ocean of St Thomas, finding each other may be a chance at more than a holiday romance.

Koti has a lot of issues and finds solace on the island enjoying the ambience and working for a letting agency. She thinks she is weak, but reading between the lines Koti is much stronger than she gives herself credit for, even if deep down she feels she ran away from her previous life and is hiding out on the island. Koti chips away at Ian for some sort of friendship, but he is hard work and not at all the carefree boy she met all those years ago.

“Ian Kemp was beautiful at fourteen. He was gorgeous when he was twenty-five and stood on his parent’s porch waving at me before he left me with a crush. At thirty-eight, he was devastating…” 

Ian is a complex character that had his world turned upside down in the cruellest way imaginable. He is in the depths of despair and so much like Koti has run away to lick his wounds on St Thomas. He is a hot broody alpha male and he did not expect to collide with the little girl from all those years ago, now clearly a very beautiful woman.

The side characters are a very welcome addition and I loved the friendship between Koti and Jasmine. There is another character that will tug at your heartstrings and make you smile, but I won’t say who so not to give the story away; rest assured, everyone will love this additional person to the story.

Even though there was a bit of a push and pull between these two, watching them develop deeper feelings for each other was quite entertaining even if they couldn’t see it themselves. I wanted to bash their heads together at times. The chemistry and romance of this story were oozing from the pages. Ms Stewart is very descriptive and creative in her writing and it was as if I could hear and smell the waves of the ocean, along with feeling the soft sand between my toes. There is a playlist that accompanies the story and it is worth a listen just to tune in with the story.

I must say my heart never stopped beating fast watching their story unfold and find out the secrets of their pasts and how the story would resolve. I haven’t stopped thinking about Somebody Else’s Ocean. There is plenty of angst thrown in, with steaminess aplenty. I cannot recommend this book enough and it is a well worth five stars. Kudos to Ms Stewart, I can safely say you have given me a total book hangover. I will be definitely purchasing this book in paperback to have signed in the near future.


Thwack.“Fack!” It was another one of the hundreds of curses that erupted from the Kemp kitchen.With wide eyes, I watched the wood fly across the porch and onto the sand and heard another loud crash as I stalked the house next door with my phone pressed to my ear.“So how is my son?” His mother asked as I saw more of Rowan Kemp’s kitchen fly over the railing, off the porch, and into the sand. “Is he adjusting well?”“Damnit! Oh, fack your motha,” Ian’s voice rang out in frustration. Giggling, I covered the mouthpiece of the phone as another cabinet door hit the sand. He’d been at it for a few hours. It started with an explosive phone call that I managed to avoid mostly due to my taking cover in the shower and ended with a bang.“He… is. It looks like he’s remodeling the kitchen.”In a flash, Ian stood on the porch only in shorts, his chest heaving, a bottle of the red in his hand. He studied the wood in the sand before he glanced at my house. I ducked out of his line of sight and answered her before more banging started. “He’s fine.”“Oh, that’s wonderful news. Maybe you could put him on the phone?”More growling ensued and then a clear, “Damn you! EISH!”

“Well, at the moment, I think it would be impossible, he’s in the midst of demolition.”

I cringed at the ripping sound and poked my head out of my screen door just as he hurled more wood over the railing.

“You know he’s always been so good at things like that. He built his father a beautiful bookshelf for his study.”

“That’s wonderful,” I said, as Ian unloaded an entire can of lighter fluid on the discarded wood. I raced around the bottom floor of my house and collected every fire extinguisher I had before I sat them next to my front door. Seconds later I heard the whoosh of the wood go up in flames. The rising inferno seemed to fuel him as he added more of his mother’s kitchen to it piece by piece.

Rowan went on, speaking of her pride and joy. “From boy scouts all the way through college, my boy excelled at everything he did. Honor student, swimming, tennis. I had to beat the women away with a stick.”

Ian chose that moment to snap another cabinet door in half over his knee and used his empty wine bottle to bat it into the burning pile.

“You don’t say.”

“Oh, yes, he was such a ladies’ man before he met Tara, his ex-wife.”

Only mildly prepared, I walked out onto my porch at the same time Ian returned to it. He had several photo books in his hand. Rowan whispered in my ear as if he could hear her. “I was never really that fond of her, she seemed a little cold compared to his warmth.”

Ian pulled pictures from the books and began to burn them one by one. Something in my chest split as he walked around Rowan Kemp’s burning kitchen cabinets, tossing away what I was sure were irreplaceable pictures.

He had lost his shit. It was, without a doubt, Ian’s doomsday.

“Don’t!” I screamed from where I stood.

Ian ignored me as he tossed an entire book into the fire before shaking another so that the pictures fed the flames.

“Koti? What is it?” Rowan said anxiously on the phone.

“Oh nothing, I was just…”

“Is everything okay?”

“Oh, fine,” I said, as I paced the porch watching her son destroy his mother’s memories. He must have found the pictures in the linen closet. The Kemps had very few of their own things in the house.

“Rowan, I’m going to ask him if he needs any help.”

“Okay,” she said hesitantly. “But please ask him to ring me.”

“Will do.” I was already running toward the small bonfire just as Ian tossed another picture into it.

“What are you doing!?”

“Privacy,” he said through thick lips. “That’s all I asked for.”

“Kind of hard to ignore you, Ian. Since you’ve gone all Tom Hanks Castaway—me man, me make fire!” I reached for the picture in his hand as he tossed it in. I watched it burn. It was a shot of a woman in her wedding dress who I assumed was Tara. She looked beautiful as she smiled at her groom. I was only able to admire Ian in a well-fitted tux for seconds before the fire engulfed the photo.

Jesus, what could have happened?

“Ian, if you want to talk about it…”

He picked up another book and took a few pictures out shoving them into his pocket before he tossed it into the pile.


“Please stop. You don’t understand what you’re doing.”

Blazing eyes scoured me before he looked back at the fire. “I know exactly what the fuck I’m doing.”

Sweat pooled on his forehead. He was covered in splintered wood. Ian Kemp had cracked, and he wasn’t coming back until he was ready.

Way too far into his headspace, he ignored me standing next to him.

I walked back to my house and watched him dismantle years of memories as he stared at the fire until it went out.

And then the house next to mine went completely quiet.


Meet KatE

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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