Review: Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann


Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office.

All the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.

Until …

Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.

The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly humming redhead who’s too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.

This woman …

She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind.

Still …

She must go.

Their lust-hate relationship escalates into something beautiful and tragic. This sexy, romantic-comedy explores the things we want, the things we need, and the impossible decisions parents and children make to survive.

My Review

Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann
Flint & Ellen & Harrison
5 Stars

I read this on recommendation from Pam Godwin… seems she fangirls over Ms. Ann a lot and I can’t blame her one bit! This book was amazing and amusing and emotional and everything I needed to make me feel complete!

“Feelings are our greatest compass. They will always lead you to the truth.”

Flint is a man struggling with mistakes he made in the past. He punishes himself daily and without even knowing, he punishes those around him also. His life has become a series of calculated events that even his friends, co-workers, and son have noticed are in need of a facelift.

“It’s extraordinarily hard to acknowledge our imperfections, especially when they cause something so devastating… but you are in fact just like everyone else. You’re human, Flint.”

Ellen has a past also, but I wouldn’t go as far to say she’s punishing herself for it, more like she’s closed off in certain areas so to speak. She’s a music therapist and as far as I’m concerned a damn good one. Her personality and wit captured my heart immediately and I’m fairly certain she’s one of my favorite female characters.

“You can be an ass all you want. You can try to make me feel inferior and unwanted, but I am not that girl anymore. So go fuck your own hand. I’m sure it’ the only thing you consider a ten, you egomaniac.” 

The supporting character cast isn’t too large. The only one I feel like mentioning are Flint’s son Harrison “Harry” to Ellen, Harry is amazing and his candor made me laugh out loud more times than I can count. He’s autistic and reminds me of my favorite nephew therefore I connected with him right away. People need to be more like Harry!

“Something about a scale from one to ten. My dad said you’re a seven. Which is weird. Seven’s like a seventy percent. That’s a D at my school. Sixty-six to seventy is a D.”

Well, I started out devouring this book. Turning pages so fast because I couldn’t get enough, but I realized that I’d be done soon and… well… I couldn’t have that. I did not want this one to end. Ms. Ann brought out every emotion my body could manifest. The storyline is unique and the characters are like old friends. The dialogue flows nicely and the pacing is perfect. The tension was thick and the climax is superb. I loved it!

About the Author

Jewel E. Ann

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor. When she’s not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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Review: Devastate (Deliver #4) by Pam Godwin

It’s LIVE!

Devastate, Book #4 in the Deliver Series

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“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.

Devastate by Pam Godwin
Lucia & Tate
5 Stars

So this is the 4th installment of Pam’s Deliver Series and I just can’t get over how crazy good these books keep getting. Sometimes in a series the first few books are rock solid but then start to decline as the books get added… Not this series… they keep getting hotter, dirtier, darker, and for the love of Gann, creepier. Jaysus Pam, what goes on in that pretty head of yours? If I could unzip myself for one day and become someone else, I’d want to be Pam Godwin! I want to know what makes her tick. I want to see what she sees, feel what she feels, and mostly I want to lay on her office floor and smooch on Goliath and Blitz!

This is really not a standalone although I guess it could be but you’d be doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you didn’t read, Deliver, Vanquish, and Disclaim first. So get yo ass over to Amazon or whatever and pick those bitches up first. I believe Deliver is free on Amazon… whadda ya got to lose??

So, to the story we go… Lucia has been missing for 11 yrs with no hope in sight of ever being found. Her last remaining family member believes she’s dead and not looking for her. Lucia endures countless hardships and destitution is her life. She’s come to grips with that as she believes she’s alone in this fucked up world with nothing and no one to live for.

Tate is as fucked up as they come. He was kidnapped, trained to be a sex slave, and now free still doesn’t really know where he belongs…. Until Lucia! Tate takes the unbelievable task of rescuing Lucia from Caracas, Venezuela the murder capitol of the world!

The supporting character cast is fairly large. Mostly from previous books and not necessarily from this series.. wink wink!! This is why you need to read the first three books first. I love how these tortured souls band together to help one another!

This book, this series is phenomenal. It will make you laugh through tears and cringe while your heart is racing. I seriously chain smoked through most of it! This book is dark and has many triggers so reader beware! The characters are endearing and horrifying all at the same time. The writing style is exceptional and satisfying. Too many highs and lows to mention, but the pacing is impeccable and moved at a good rate and the climax did the book justice. I loved it and can’t wait till #5 Take!


Deliver, Book #1



His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.

Vanquish, Book #2


Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.

Disclaim, Book #3


Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?

Pam Godwin

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series

Deliver Series

Trilogy of Eve


Review: Mend by Chelle Bliss

From USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss comes a feel-good, sexy second-chance STANDALONE romance.

Six years ago, the only girl I ever loved moved away.
She said she’d come back to me.
She promised she’d write.
She swore she’d always be mine, but Evie Bailey lied.

Now, Evie’s back, and this time, I’m not letting her go without a fight.

Before senior year, I was forced to move away, leaving behind the only boy I ever loved.
He said he’d love me forever.
He promised nothing would tear us apart.
He swore he’d wait for me, but Jack Nelson lied.

Now, Jack wants to make me his again, but he may never be able to forgive my sins.


Mend by Chelle Bliss
Evie & Jack
5 Stars cuz 10 is not an option

I am stunned! I am satisfied! And I am complete! Jack and Evie and their owner (Chelle) took me on a crazy emotional ride that I’ll never be able to fully explain how it made me feel. These characters were powerful and deep. They had the muscle to pull every positive and negative feels out of me an oh man did they ever!

This is one of those Chelle Bliss books that’s “off the beat and path.” She wrote this during a very emotional time in her life and it shows in every word. It’s definitely a romance, but different from any other book she’s wrote to date. This storyline is so captivating and controlling that what seems to happen to Jack and Evie became my highest concern.

Of course being a Chelle Bliss book, the writing style is impeccable and the pacing flawless. It’s not a dark read, but certainly not anything light-hearted either. The story deals with betrayal, hope, love, guilt, and a multitude of other things that add up to this beautiful tale. It will have a lasting effect on life for year to come.




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Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of Misadventures of a City Girl, the Men of Inked series, Enshrine, and the ALFA Investigations series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.

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Review: Luke: A Scrooged Christmas by CP Smith


A short but sweet tale of Insta-love and faith.

If Luke Knight could change anything about his life, it would be the day his nephew died. Filled with guilt, Luke lived a lonely existence. Until the day an angel crashed into his truck… and struck his heart.

Anna Stubbs knew one thing without question: God has a reason for everything. Her optimism and faith shine from within, and no matter how hard Luke tries, he can’t ignore it.

When life throws an unexpected curveball, both Luke and Anna will need to reach deep inside themselves this holiday season, and learn to have faith that God is in control and duck slippers truly are a man’s undoing.

Rated R for language and sexual content.


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Luke: A Scrooged Christmas by C.P. Smith
Luke and Anna
5 Stars

This is a novella and for those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s a short novel or long short story… and in CP Smith’s case, it’s an even quicker version of her “insta-love” kinda stories.

This is a holiday/Christmas setting and in the (kindle addition) 73 pages you’ll go from gloomy to joyful to alarmed to turned on to shit, who knows anymore!! God I love her stories!!

Anna is coming home for the first time since her parents passed and her brother Gregg is leaving on a trip with his band which leaves Anna home alone for Christmas. She’s not thrilled to say the least, but when a fender-bender happens and an unexpected malfunction with her furnace, things go from bad to holy fucking hot!!

Luke is a contractor by trade, but filling in for his friend’s heating and Air Conditioning Company while he’s away for the holidays, so when he gets a call about no heat on Christmas he’s not exactly overjoyed, but heads out non-the-less.

Eeeeek, this story is short, but packs a punch! I could not put it down. I was drawn to Luke and Anna immediately and their charm and keenness kept me turning pages like they were on fire. LOL, they just might have been. The storyline was exceptional and effortless to read. The pacing was perfect and the climax did the book justice. I loved it!


CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five
children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about
escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with
better imaginations.

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Review: Secrets by the River by Terry Marie

Nineteen years have passed since Karen, Suzy, and Connie reclaimed their lives. In the years since “Running from Beige”, the women’s friendship has only grown stronger and their lives more colorful.

Karen’s twins are all grown up and now the family and friends face a threat they never saw coming.

In “Running from Beige, Book 1” in “The Ties that Bind” series, the three strong women would do anything to save themselves.

In “Secrets by the River, Book 2”, what will they do to save someone they love?


Secrets by the River by Terri Marie
5 Stars all the damn way!!!

This is the second book in the Ties that Bind series. In the first book Terri introduces us to the 3 most amazing women I’ve ever read about. This installment (book 2) is a kind of continuation of that story, but leaning more towards their family, their children to be exact. It’s a very difficult book to read in a good way. You may not ever know how far you’ll go to protect what is yours until you’re actually face to face with the evil that threatens to destroy it. I loved this story and everything about it, in it, and what it stands for!

I can’t really say too much about the story without giving it away, but you should know this… This story will make you laugh out loud, cry out loud, and believe it or not, it will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. It’s was riveting and passionate. These women are my heros in every way!

The story was compelling from book one to book two. The characters are extremely commanding and draw you into the most brilliant story. The dialogue flows nicely and feels and sounds natural and the tension is non-stop. Sheesh Terri, you made my ticker leap outta my chest a few times!! I love you, I love this story, and I love how your words make me feel. You totally rock!!!


Terri Marie

Terri Marie is a USA Today and NYT Bestselling Author of Romantic Suspense/Thrillers, Contemporary Romance, and Women’s Fiction. She resides in Michigan with her family.

A Billionaire in Disguise Series:
Forbidden Disclosure
A Perfect Plan
The Wrong Side of Midnight
Someone Exactly Like You
A Billionaire in Disguise, Books 1-3, Boxed Set

The Montclair Brothers series:
Make it Rain, Book 1
Through the Storm, Book 2
Waves of Reckoning, Book 3
The Montclair Brothers, Books 1-3, Boxed set
Tides of Vengeance, Book 4
Robert the King, Book 5
On Bended Knee, Book 6
The Montclair Brothers, Books 4-6, Boxed set
To Deserve you, A Montclair Valentine’s Novella, Book 7

The Ties that Bind Series:
Running from Beige Book 1
Secrets by the River Book 2

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