July 13, 2018

TEASER REVEAL: It's Not Over (Paths to Love #1) By, Grahame Claire


Today we have a teaser for Grahame Claire’s It’s Not Over! We are so excited about this fantastic release—be sure to pre-order today!







Title: IT’S NOT OVER

Author: Grahame Claire

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: August 3th


About It’s Not Over:

Daniel 
I have two lives. One with the woman who owns me. The other tied to a past I can’t escape. For eight years, I kept them separate, knowing one day their collision was inevitable. That day has come. She’ll have to accept it. It’s over.

Vivian 
He has two lives. A beautiful one with me. Another shrouded in ugly secrets. It didn’t matter, until now. I don’t know why he’s destroyed us, But fighting for him will be the battle of my life. It’s not over.  



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A writer. A blogger. United by our love of stories and all things romance. There was definitely some insta-love. Hello? Books involved. A little courting. A lot of writing. The result...Grahame Claire. Soulmates. Unashamed of our multiple book boyfriends. Especially the ones that rooted in our heads and wouldn’t leave us alone. Don’t worry. We’ll share. Pleased to meet you.  




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July 12, 2018

RELEASE DAY and REVIEW: Broken Love Story (Love Story #3) By, Natasha Madison





Broken Love Story

By Natasha Madison
Release Day- July 10th








           
Samantha:

I had the perfect life; a husband who loved me, and two kids who were my world.

Until someone else answered his phone and my perfect life shattered.

When he died, I was left with answers he couldn't give me and a box full of lies.

He left me broken.

Blake:

I fell in love when I was fifteen, knowing she was the one.

For five years, she was my everything—my every breath, every heartbeat, every thought.

She made me promise to move on, promise to find love again, but I broke those promises because I can't move on.

Two broken souls brought together by tragedy and heartbreak.
Can a broken love story be fixed?
         












 



When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...








Review


Broken Love Story is just that. Two people who think they are broken beyond repair learn what it is like to be loved not only for your broken parts but for the parts that slowly mend themselves back together. This isn’t a one sided broken either. Both Blake and Samantha have been left behind by people they love. Their pasts may be different and their presents may be complicated but that doesn’t stop love. Love finds you no matter what.

Blake lost the love of his life at a young age. He grew up but didn’t grow out of the love that he had for her. He misses her every day and every day he makes the choice to not move on. Blake holds on even though he knows that it isn’t healthy. Blake is a very self-aware character that cares a lot about other people. He can see past his own ties to Samantha’s heartbreak to be there for her even though she is a complete stranger. His ties to Samantha could have definitely made it a lot harder for him and Sam.

Samantha, in my own opinion, has it even worse than Blake. The love of her life not only died after years of marriage but lied to her throughout most of it. Samantha not only has to deal with the death of a loved one she has to deal with the aftermath of his infidelity and the choices he made. I was worried about Samantha’s character in the beginning. I was worried that she was going to be a push-over when she needed to be strong but I was wrong. She had her moments of weakness but everyone does. It was her moments of strength that made her a real character.

Between the two of them these characters know more heartbreak than any one person should. The author does this in a beautiful way. She makes it a real transition. The way she wrote their love story was a slow build that made sense. There wasn’t a lot of drama with them as a couple. While their lives through 90% of the book was all drama their love story wasn’t. So, if you’re looking for something with a lot of angst and back and forth this book is not for you. I loved how the author created characters that cared about other people and could see past their own drama to help out a complete stranger.

One thing this book was lacking, whether good or bad is up to your preference, was the sex scenes. There was probably one at the very end of the book which makes sense but for people who are looking for a lot of steam it was definitely missing. Don’t get me wrong there was definitely a steamy scene but there was literally only one maybe two.


All in all, I thought this book was pretty good. It was a quick read, I think I read it in about a day, but I didn’t think there was anything missing. The story line was flushed out and the characters had substance. There wasn’t any of those unnecessary plot twists that you find in a lot of books. If you’re looking for a sweet innocent quick read this is definitely the book for you. I definitely want to read the other books in this series and get their perspectives.





COVER REVEAL: Richer Than Sin (Sin Trilogy Book #1) By, Meghan March

         




RICHER THAN SIN
Book 1
By Meghan March
Release Day: August 14th






From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.

A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends.

Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes.

I didn’t know or care what her name was.

Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man.

She hates me, and she should.

I objected on her wedding day.

Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger.

They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable.


I’ll never be done with her.

       



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Guilty as Sin is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Meghan March's epically romantic and addictive Sin Trilogy. Releasing Sept 18th 





             







Reveling in Sin is the final book in the Sin Trilogy releasing on OCT 23rd. 

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A New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had.

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July 11, 2018

TEASER: Saving Beck By, Courtney Cole

   


Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son’s addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole.SAVING BECK releases July 17, 2018. Check out the teaser below, and pre-order your copy of SAVING BECK today!



   



SAVING BECK Synopsis:

There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.

The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.

Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.

You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation. I thought that too. But you’re wrong.

Step into our world, and see for yourself. Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him.

Drug addiction comes with a price. Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.

Don’t miss this heart wrenching, evocative, yet hopeful novel—it will leave you forever changed.

 

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About Courtney Cole: Courtney Cole grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily-ever-after. She is the author of Saving Beck.        

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July 10, 2018

EXCERPT REVEAL: Vikings (Black Shamrocks MC: First Generation Book 2) By, Kylie Hillman


Today we have the excerpt reveal for Kylie Hillman’s VIKING! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of this fantastic new MC romance today!




Why does forbidden fruit always taste the sweetest? A filthy biker with a reputation for using his fists first and asking questions later, Victor “Viking” Kennedy wasn’t under the illusion that his marriage to Bonnie Dubois had the makings of a grand love affair. She was a prima ballerina—a snobby bitch who knew she was sex-on-legs. She was also ripe for a walk on the wild side with him.

Their understanding was mutual. A year-long fling that kept them both satisfied until she headed overseas to pursue her dancing career. It was good while it lasted. The perfect arrangement that took a wrong turn and ended with a surprise pregnancy followed by a shotgun wedding. Nowadays, they’re just two parents doing their best to raise their son right. And, it was working until his VP’s teenage daughter sashayed her way into his life and turned everything on its head. She’s off-limits. An indiscretion punishable by death.

So why can’t Viking find a way to halt their growing connection?



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“Congratulations,” Alanah says as she passes me the sewing kit I’ll need to fix my new patches onto my cut. “You’ll be a great addition to the Club.”

I’m about to say thanks when she laughs. It’s a curious sound to hear in the current circumstances, and that’s enough to make me remove my gaze from where it’s drilling heated holes of hatred into the back of my dad’s head to meet her crystal-blue eyes. Alanah lifts one shoulder and quips with the exact amount wryness required to make me forget how angry I am.

“Well, it’s not like the bar’s set all that high for you so I can be pretty confident in my prediction.”

With the rest of the people who’ve attended our patch-in ceremony still voicing their outrage at my father’s behaviour, Brian’s little sister provides the perfect salve for my wounded pride. Her joke is what I need to hear—a humorous reminder that eclipsing my father isn’t what you’d call a challenge.

“You’re something else.” I say as I lay my arm across her shoulders and pull her into my side. “Don’t ever change.”

“Ditto,” Alanah replies without hesitation.

Her pretty, blue eyes dance with delight. “And try to remember that you don’t have to be your father’s son.”

“Right back at ya. You’re nothing like your mother, Lani.”

I stare at her, unsure whether she’s going to appreciate my use of the nickname from her toddler years. She shows no signs of embarrassment. A slight widening of her eyes is all I get in return and it amuses me. In reality, no one should be this self-possessed at fourteen. It’s not fair to her that she’s missing out on the silly trials and tribulations of being a normal teen. I guess a shitty upbringing affects people in different ways. Some of us become an island, some of us fall into the numbness of drugs, while others become like Alanah. Too mature and always eager to help.

The feeling of kinship created by our similar circumstances is responsible for what I do next. I know it’s wrong, even as I press my lips against her forehead. I brace for a reaction, only to be left hanging. Brian doesn’t launch himself at me for touching his little sister—no matter how innocent my action is—and, Alanah simply reaches up and squeezes my hand. I open my mouth to say something—what I don’t know—except the moment is interrupted when Bonnie pushes in between us.

“Congratulations,” she purrs against my mouth seconds before her lips meet mine.

I’m barely paying attention to her. I search for Alanah over her shoulder, just glimpsing her as she walks away from us without a backward glance.

“Let’s celebrate.”

The music has been turned back up and the spirits in the room are lifting. Bonnie tries to drag me behind her to the dance floor, but I pull my hand from hers.

“Nah, I’ve got to do this first.” Holding the leather patches in the air, I buy myself some time to sort out my shit. “Be five minutes, tops.”

Bonnie begins to roll her eyes at me, which I expected since she doesn’t really understand the inner workings of the Black Shamrocks yet, then she stops. A strange look flits across her face which stops her mocking dead in its tracks. She steps back into my space and places a soft kiss on my cheek. “You’re a good man, Vic.” I spend a second watching Bonnie walk across the bar to Shari and Colleen. That was the strangest interaction I’ve ever had with her—and that’s saying something since the first time I fucked her, she was bent over my Harley in the carpark of her High School. In broad fucking daylight. Bonnie doesn’t do soft kisses on the cheek. And, she sure as fuck, doesn’t tell anyone that they’re a good man.

“What was that all about?” Brian asks me the moment I approach the rest of them.

“Fuck knows.” I shake my head. “Just Bonnie being Bonnie.”

Wrong answer. Brian grabs the front of my shirt and hauls me toward him.

“Not Bonnie, fuck face. Alanah. Who. The. Fuck. Said. You. Could. Kiss. Her?”

“Come on,” Cole protests before I can. “It was nothing.”

He pushes his big body between me and Brian with ease. He’s a protector, through and through. Proving that his dad named him correctly, unlike mine. How the fuck did I end up dubbed ‘Viking’? 

“Yeah?” Brian tries to push around Colin. His previous drugged out state has been replaced by misdirected anger. “Didn’t look like nothin’ to me.”

I step out of his way, holding my hands in the air. “Man, I swear to you. I was just saying thank you to her for making me laugh.” He pauses, seeming to ponder my explanation. Something clicks in his head and he steps around Colin. Our giant friend regards him with suspicion but lets him pass. “Dude,” Brian puts his arms around me and slaps me on the back with one hand. “I shoulda realised you’re upset about your dad.” 

I revise my previous assessment of how high he still is. There’s no way he’d be hugging me if he wasn’t off his head more than I assumed. Brian usually shies away from any physical contact that doesn’t include fighting or fucking.

“He’s a dick, but it’s not like it’s the first time.” I tried to move away from him. Brian refuses to let go.

I try to pull away again. He steps back just far enough that he can stare me in the eyes. His pupils aren’t as dilated as they were earlier, although they’re still bigger than they should be. But that’s not what catches my attention and stops me from trying to get out of his grasp. It’s the deadly intent that I read in his gaze that halts me.

“I’ll let you get away with it this one time. Touch Alanah again and I’ll kill you,” Brian states, with bare honesty. He sweeps a hand through the air, gesturing to the room we’re in. “She’s destined for more than this. She deserves more than this and I’m not letting you, or anyone like you, stop her from reaching her potential.”

Rage rushes through me. It pounds like waves in rough surf, back and forth, rising and fall, all in an instant. Rushing to the fore as I realise that he’s basically called me trash, then receding a moment later when it hits me that Brian’s right. I’m not from good stock. And he, better than anyone, knows it. Doesn’t mean he gets a free pass for saying it to my face.

“Fuck you,” I enunciate with precision. “And fuck anyone else who thinks I’m unworthy. I’m not interested in Alanah like that, but if I was, no one would get in my way. I’m not my father and I refuse to dance in his shadow for the rest of my life. I am more than capable of making a run for VP, or even President if I choose.”

Shari and Bonnie come into view. They both seem happy, giggling and dancing about, all that shit girls do when they want to be centre of attention. Brian sees them when I do and steps out of my space. He inclines his head once—it’s both acknowledgement and a threat.

“Yeah?” he asks in a mocking tone. My arms feel heavy with the need to wipe the sneer off his face. “We’ll see about that, Viking.”    

   



About Kylie Hillman:


Kylie Hillman is an International Bestselling Author who lives in South Australia. After spending the past fifteen years regularly moving around the east coast of Australia, she has recently returned to her home state and plans to finally put down roots until her children finish school. Wife to a Harley-riding, boating and fishing, four-wheel driving, quintessential Aussie bloke and mum to two crazy, adorable, and eccentric kids, Kylie is also a Crohn’s Disease sufferer and awareness campaigner. When she’s not writing, she can be found sipping tea while she literally “Netflix and Chills” or sharing her appreciation for heavy metal and hard rock music with her neighbours. As a devotee to the use of sarcasm and inappropriate innuendo, it is for the best that she chooses to venture outside her home only on special occasions. Kylie is represented by Sarah Hershman of Hershman Rights Management.  

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July 6, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Flirting with Forever By, Kendall Ryan


WE ARE THRILLED TO BRING YOU THE COVER FOR FLIRTING WITH FOREVER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER KENDALL RYAN!

FLIRTING WITH FOREVER RELEASES ON SEPTEMBER 3RD!






       


No women.

No sex.

No hooking up.

This is the oath I took in solidarity with my best friend after a particularly heinous breakup left him shattered.

No problem, right?

Wrong.

Because lately, I've begun developing big, messy feelings for our best female friend who we both swore was off-limits since we were sixteen years old.

I shouldn't notice the way her hair turns golden when it catches the light, I shouldn't make it a goal to see her dimples when she laughs, I shouldn't find her knowledge on current affairs so sexy. 

I'm pretty sure she's oblivious, which is a good thing, I try to convince myself. 
Until one night after too many cocktails when we fall into bed together.

I'm left with an awkward morning-after, and one of the hardest choices I've ever had to make.

Confess how I feel, and potentially lose both of my best friends in the process, or bury my feelings and watch her move on?

How can something so wrong feel so right?

       

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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July 5, 2018

RELEASE DAY: Unpredictable Love By, Cristiane Serruya










UNPREDICTABLE LOVE by Cristiane Serruya is available today - read an excerpt below, find out more about this sexy suspenseful romance below, and grab your copy now!

 


About UNPREDICTABLE LOVE

He needs a woman to rescue him from his past. She needs a man to save her from the horrible things she’s done. Together, they might save each other...or get
themselves killed.

Billionaire Tavish MacCraig survived Afghanistan as a POW. Despite being back home and working at his family’s worldwide renowned art gallery, Tavish feels shattered. Wracked by PTSD, Tavish’s days are bleak, his nights, living nightmares, and his heart, an empty shell. And no one can understand the torture and pain eating at his soul.

No one but painter Laetitia Galen.

Laetitia fled hell on earth when she was sixteen…at a very high price. She’s recently found peace and doesn’t want to disturb the false safety her small world gives her by falling for Tavish or accepting his gallery offer of an exclusive contract. Yet, she can’t resist the powerful and sizzling attraction that ignites between them.
But there is a man plotting a long-awaited revenge against Laetitia, and he will do whatever it takes to make her—and, incidentally, Tavish—pay for what she’s done. Before he kills them.

Tavish and Laetitia will discover falling in love is life's greatest risk!

Suspenseful and steamy, UNPREDICTABLE LOVE by USA Today bestselling author Cristiane Serruya is a thrilling contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Nora Roberts, Barbara Freethy, and Maya Banks!



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The instant his mouth touched hers, Tavish knew he had acquired a new addiction for something that he would never get enough of. His blood sizzled, electrified, and he felt himself grow erect. As unforeseen as the gentleness of his kiss, so was the violence of the lightning bolt that ran through her. Her lips parted. He lifted his head. Disappointed, she thought he was done. He was certain he hadn’t even begun. He slammed his forearms on either side of her shoulders, trapping her against the wall, pressing his hard body against hers, smashing his lips against hers, thirsty for the pleasure he had forgotten.

Laetitia would have sworn the ever-cool temperature of her house rose a hundred degrees in seconds. She should be terrified of his violence, but all she could feel was a burning arousal. He had messed up her emotions from the moment they had met. All she craved to do right at that moment was to throw caution to the wind and give in. And she did, throwing her arms around his neck, which made him snake his around her. Tavish kissed her thoroughly— a man skilled in the art of passion, who knew exactly what he wanted and meant to have it. His lips took possession of the softness of her mouth, in a decadent openmouthed kiss, whirling her in a bedazzled dance of desire. She reveled in his possession, in the sure way his strong arms wrapped around her and held her prisoner against his muscular torso. He was all male, solid and strong. Tendrils of his oak and bitter-chocolate scent entwined her and put her senses into overdrive. He tasted like the scorching sun in the summer, like her deepest fantasies and darkest fears all mixed into one.  



About Cristiane Serruya

USA TODAY and Amazon bestselling romance author Cristiane Serruya—or just Cris—is Brazilian and lives in Rio de Janeiro, with her husband, two teenage daughters, and Loki, her Shetland Sheepdog. She has studied in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland and graduated in Law, with a Master’s in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts. In 2012, she published her first romance, and is proud of the awards her novels have received. She still works as a lawyer, but writing has become an essential part of her life, and a fulfilling adventure, as it allows her to make friends all over the world.


July 1, 2018

RELEASE TEASER: Unpredictable Love By, Cristiane Serruya



UNPREDICTABLE LOVE by Cristiane Serruya releases July 5th - find out more below and preorder your copy today!

 






About UNPREDICTABLE LOVE

Available July 5th

He needs a woman to rescue him from his past. She needs a man to save her from the horrible 
things she’s done. Together, they might save each other...or get themselves killed.

Billionaire Tavish MacCraig survived Afghanistan as a POW. Despite being back home and working at his family’s worldwide renowned art gallery, Tavish feels shattered. Wracked by PTSD, Tavish’s days are bleak, his nights, living nightmares, and his heart, an empty shell. And no one can understand the torture and pain eating at his soul.

No one but painter Laetitia Galen.

Laetitia fled hell on earth when she was sixteen…at a very high price. She’s recently found peace and doesn’t want to disturb the false safety her small world gives her by falling for Tavish or accepting his gallery offer of an exclusive contract. Yet, she can’t resist the powerful and sizzling attraction that ignites between them.

But there is a man plotting a long-awaited revenge against Laetitia, and he will do whatever it takes to make her—and, incidentally, Tavish—pay for what she’s done. Before he kills them.

Tavish and Laetitia will discover falling in love is life's greatest risk!

Suspenseful and steamy, UNPREDICTABLE LOVE by USA Today bestselling author Cristiane Serruya is a thrilling contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Nora Roberts, Barbara Freethy, and Maya Banks!


 

About Cristiane Serruya

USA TODAY and Amazon bestselling romance author Cristiane Serruya—or just Cris—is Brazilian and lives in Rio de Janeiro, with her husband, two teenage daughters, and Loki, her Shetland Sheepdog. She has studied in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland and graduated in Law, with a Master’s in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts. In 2012, she published her first romance, and is proud of the awards her novels have received. She still works as a lawyer, but writing has become an essential part of her life, and a fulfilling adventure, as it allows her to make friends all over the world.

June 25, 2018

REVIEW: The Way We Burn By, M. Leighton







Irresistible attraction. Unimaginable danger.

I knew from the moment Noah Williamson walked into the diner that he was haunted—deeply haunted—but I couldn’t resist the lure of him. He was gorgeous and fascinating and mysterious, and like a delicate moth to a brilliant blue flame, I was drawn to him. Drawn to his fire.

But if I’d known about his job, about what happened to his wife, I’d have run the other way. Before I got caught up in the red-hot blaze of his life. Before everything in my world got burned to the ground.

It’s too late to run now. I hesitated and that was it. I fell. I fell for him before I knew there was danger in loving him.

Noah once told me that this is the way we burn—together or not at all. At the time, I didn’t know what that meant.

Now I do.
 







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“I make a point not to notice men, especially gorgeous/dangerous/catnip ones, but Noah even got my attention.”

It has taken me a considerable amount of time to sit down and write my review with this book, which is weird because with anything I have read from Michelle I can easily write down my emotional journey and how much I loved it. This time Michelle threw a curveball at me and what a curveball it turned out to be. This story was everything I needed and wanted and so much more. Michelle Leighton created something special with these characters and I am so glad to have gone on this journey even if I was skeptical. I had faith in Michelle and the stories she tells and it paid off.

                “But maybe it’s time I take the leap, take the big risk. Risk another fall just in case I learn to fly”

If any of you have read a M. Leighton book then you know that she can create some special characters. Poppy and Noah are no different. Poppy is a deep and complicated character. The best part is, is that you don’t even know it. Michelle gave Poppy so many layers that after each one is peeled back you can’t help but love her even more. Poppy has so many sides to her and so many sides that she isn’t aware of until Noah brings them out of her.

“I have a feeling that if things progress between Noah and me, it’ll happen like a hurricane. A deceptively calm, shockingly intense, all consuming hurricane. It’ll creep up out of nowhere and hit me hard and fast. It will be relentless. And I will be wrecked.”

Noah, what can I say about Noah? At first he was the source of my skepticism. Usually, for me, I hate when a main character has a deceased significant other. It’s weird I know but it’s a storyline that just doesn’t speak to me. Michelle was able to make me rethink everything. I loved Noah. Noah is quiet, reserved, and oh so mysterious. Not only to Poppy but us as the reader. Noah is fierce when it comes to what he wants and those he loves. We don’t really know much about him for the first half of the book but once Michelle starts peeling back those layers we see the real Noah. The broken, tortured, fierce, loving, all consuming Noah.

“Because I’m yours and you’re mine. Forever. We’re written in ink. Tattooed inside each other, in the only place that matters.”

The Way We Burn is a story unlike any other we have gotten from Michelle. I know she went outside of her comfort zone in writing and then releasing this book and I will be the first to say that I am so glad that she did it. The story grabbed you from the minute you opened it and didn't let you go. I can’t even say at the end because I am still thinking about it days later. Be ready for something new and brilliant from Michelle that still has the writing that long time fans have come to love. The Way We Burn is everything you want and nothing you would expect. Be prepared for captivating soul-burning romance and kindle/paperback-dropping twists. This is a story that will stick with you. Be prepared and go in blind. It’ll be worth it.






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