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Acquired Possession (Machinery of Desire 1) by Cari Silverwood

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The night Emery is taken she is reading emails in bed.
Aerthe, another world, the world of the Swathe, the moving cities of the Mekkers.

Blind on arrival and naked. No one touches her until the Mekkers decide humans aren’t people, and therefore can be bought and traded. The journey through the portal alters humans, shines them all pretty. Humans glimmer.

Emery’s bright hair and nails will forever mark her as alien. Her freedom is gone. Though her sight returns, she becomes a possession of House Oren.

But someone else wants to own her, the House Master, Mako, a man who uses whips and canes like most people use a knife – daily, with efficiency and casualness.

She vows to never give in.

Banned from marrying. Banned from having played too intimately with the house possessions, Mako holds himself back.
He mustn’t. Shouldn’t. His job is to punish, to control, to keep the House in order.

But when Emery runs and takes with her a most dangerous war machine, one not seen since the Last Days of the War… Mako is the man they turn to.

To chase her down. To bring her back, lamed, dead, or mostly alive.

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If you like your sci-fi romance dark and twisted, the Acquired Possession is the book for you! Cari Silverwood is the queen of dark romance, and this book just proves it. The first book in the Machinery of Desire series will make you shiver in delicious, dark, erotic delight!

Our heroine Emery finds herself transported to Aerthe, and there she meets Mako, a man as mean and cruel as the shark he’s named after. She’s made his slave by proclamation from the king, and when she mouths off to him, she ends up with a very public and painful humiliating punishment. Emery reminds Mako of his dead girlfriend Shea, which angers him. He plans to break her, and he certainly tries very hard to do so. But Emery is a strong woman, even when they take her blood for the life-giving benefits for Mako’s people, a couple of brutal punishments by Mako’s boss and the king, and by Mako himself.

There are some truly cringe-worthy scenes in this book, but that to me is the sign of a great dark romance. The ones where I definitely need to read a few sappy romances in between. Cari just delivers the goods as usual!

5stars

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Destruction by Jennifer Bene!

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DESTRUCTION
USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Bene
Destruction
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotica
Publication Date: November 27, 2017
Vengeance and destruction are all he has left.
A new dark romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Bene!
In this intense, psychological thriller Lianna Mercier is kidnapped by a man bent on destroying her father and his company, and he wants to use her to do it. But as much as David wants his vengeance, he can’t deny the innocence he finds in Lianna. As they fall deeper and deeper into a web of bloody lies and destruction, will he ultimately choose to protect her, or destroy her?
“I just finished Destruction. I don’t know how you do it! Every freakin time you make my insides curl in on themselves and then slap me in the back of my knees. Congrats you did it again. Marvelous writing!!!”
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“Whatever it is you want, I can help you get it. You don’t have to do this.”
“You can’t,”he answered, and he knew it was true. The lack of action from the asshole when she’d begged on the phone had made it clear. As long as he stopped, Mercier would continue to drag this out, which left only one option, he’d have to hurt the girl, torture her until he gave in for real. No more promises, no more time, no more deadlines.
Action or destruction.
“I can. Ju-just give me the chance.” Her hands tightened into fists as he moved closer, tugging at the chains that he already knew wouldn’t give her any slack.
“No more chances for you or Daddy. Either he signs, or we keep going until you’re done.”
“Done?” she whispered, and the tears pooling in her eyes caught the lights making them shine. So fucking beautiful. Such a fucking waste.
“That’s right.”
“Oh God!” The girl fought hard, ripping at the cuffs, making her breasts bounce, nipples hardened by the cool air in the room, and he watched for a minute as a few tears leaked out into her hair.
“Don’t worry, I don’t want you to talk to him this time.” Lifting the ball gag in his hands, he smiled underneath the mask when she shook her head, panic making her flail harder at the chains while his cock stiffened against his leg.
Please! Just let me talk to him again, please, tell me what you want him to sell and I’ll convince him! I swear! I’ll do it!”As she begged, he knelt down beside her, taking a moment to trace one finger over the soft skin of her arm. She felt so pure, so good, and how someone like her had come from someone so evil he couldn’t figure out , but none of that mattered. All he needed was her suffering.
“Open up.”He held the gag in front of her face, offering her the easy way, but she clenched her teeth tight just like he’d expected. Somehow the girl was simultaneously terrified of him, and still defiant. Where was her sense of self-preservation? Why wasn’t she submitting to him fully in an attempt to make him lenient?
Not like it would work.
Wrapping his hand under her chin, he dug his fingers into the muscles of her jaw, slowly forcing her mouth wide as she whimpered. As soon as there was enough space, he forced the ball gag between her teeth, and then pressed his hand down to keep it there. “Tsk, tsk. I wasn’t asking, princess, and when you disobey you just make me angry.”
A sharp, incomprehensible shout escaped her lips, so he locked the gag a notch too tight, leaving her groaning as her jaw strained.
“You should hope he loves you as much as you think he does.”
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About Jennifer Bene

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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s been in the Amazon Top 50, and had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, Suspense, Thrillers, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror. While she’s been writing for years, it’s always been the dark stuff that makes her tingly, so her books are full of aggressive alpha males, feisty women who may or may not have a submissive streak, and intense, psychological story lines. Don’t worry though, she always insists on having a nice little happily-ever-after, because without the dark we’d never appreciate the light.
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Damaged (Voyeur #4) by Elena M. Reyes & N. Isabelle Blanco

Title: Damaged
Series: Voyeur #4
Authors: Elena M. Reyes & N. Isabelle Blanco
Genre: Erotic Thriller/Dark Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2017
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“Now I’m going to ruin you.”
I found the way out.

Yet, Ivy doesn’t know it. Haven’t been able to tell her.

My plan is incomplete. Possibly flawed. The exit from this room is almost in
the palm of my hand.

But there’s no telling what truly lies on the other side of that wall.

How the hell we’ll survive escaping this place.

How damaged we’ll be.

Jamie’s life is in our hands—one wrong move from us will be her end and yet, I
can’t afford to let that stop me.

Fuck no.

I’ll forsake their lives without so much as a blink to get us out. Their blood
on my hands I’ll wear with pride.

To survive I’ll kill every last one of them.

It’s time we finally escape.

We’ll die if we don’t.



WARNING: This story isn’t for everyone. Caution. 18+

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This is the fourth installment of the dark erotic romance by the decidedly twisted duo of N Isabelle Blanco and Elena Reyas. The story of Noah and Ivy just keeps getting more and more twisted as we go along, and frankly I’m about ready to crawl out of my skin with waiting.

We pick up where we left off, and the duo have figured out just who the voice is that is tormenting them. Since this is a serial, I’ll keep my comments to myself, but I’m starting to feel a bit tortured myself, when is this going to end? I’m really hoping we get all of the answers soon before I go out of my mind! Come on ladies, let them go!

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is
the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she
would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of
art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she
could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth
grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E.
Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with
hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst
to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her
husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and
letting her characters grow.
N. Isabelle Blanco
N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the
Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I. Lynn, and many others. At the age of
three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she
began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an
extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every
aspect of her life.
That is, until coffee came a long and took over everything
else.
Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New
York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the
hopes of one day getting them under control.

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Villains and Vodka (Top Shelf 2) by Alta Hensley

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My life is one long fevered dream, balancing between being killed or killing.
The name Harley Crow is one to be feared.
I am an assassin.
A killer.
The villain.

I own it. I choose this life. Hell, I crave it. I hunger for it. The smell of fear makes me hard and is the very reason the blood runs through my veins.
Until I meet her…
Marlowe Masters.
Her darkness matches my own.
In my twisted world of dancing along the jagged edge of the blade…
She changes everything.
No weapon can protect me from the kind of death she will ultimately deliver.

*Villains & Vodka is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.

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Alta Hensley has come out with the second book in her Top Shelf Cocktails series, and Harley Crow is one messed up hero! He’s dark and twisty, he’s an assassin, and he has waitress Marlow Martin intrigued.

So much so that she manages to get herself an invite to the Spiked Roses Tasting event, themed “Who’s Afraid of the Dark?” Harley likes women’s fear, and no matter what he does with Marlow, she seems to love it. But when it seems like his past has caught up with him, both of them may pay the price.

I’ll admit, I was a bit shocked at Harley’s actions, and I was rather surprised that Marlowe didn’t stay mad at him a bit longer. I’m not so sure what to think about Victor and his dolls. I find that a bit on the creepy side. (I’ve actually seen a documentary of a woman portraying a live doll during sex.) No thanks, it’s not for me. But, different strokes.

4starreview

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About the Author:

Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

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Daddy’s Home by Zoe Blake

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He’ll do anything…anything…to break her.

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No one escapes their past.
Two years ago she ran, but now he has found her.
He will make her pay for her past mistakes.
Trapped alone in a cabin with him, there is no hope for rescue or redemption.
He wants information and refuses to believe she doesn’t have the answers he seeks.
He’s willing to do anything…anything…to break her.
And he will get what he wants.

AUTHOR NOTE: This book is edgy, dark and dirty. If the possibility of having your boundaries tested does not appeal to you, then please do not purchase.

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Daddy’s Home is a bit of a dark romance, and I will admit I came pretty close to not reading it, but I hung in there with it and it actually turned out to be an interesting story.

Chloe is hiding out in her uncle’s cabin in the woods after having an awful day. Her ex boyfriend got out of jail and had hunted her down looking for something she’d run off with after turning him in. Logan is a man on a mission. He’s been sent by his client’s to retrieve something in Chloe’s possession, and he breaks down the door of her cabin to get it. What happens next between the two is some kinky daddy/babygirl play, until Logan finds what he’s after.

Despite the violence in this story, Logan actually turns out to be a decent guy. Chloe makes some decisions that I questioned, but in the end, Logan ends up being the protector we find out that he is early on. While I’m not a huge fan of daddy/baby girl romances, this one has a good, suspenseful back story to it. Enough that it kept me reading the entire book once I picked it up.

4starreview

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USA Today and International Bestselling Author in Dark Romance
We are all attracted to the forbidden, addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The Scottish laird who prefers to make love in the wild. I write those romantic fantasies.

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Reclaim Me (Jaded Series 2) by Alex Grayson

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How far will one man go – and how many obstacles will he overcome – to try and reclaim the love of his life?

As part of The Jaded Series by Alex Grayson, Reclaim Me is available exclusively on Amazon and may be read and enjoyed as a standalone by all lovers of dark romance!

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Enduring the ultimate betrayal on her eighteenth birthday by the one person she loves most in the world, Mia Walker is no longer the innocent, sweet, young woman she used to be. She is now cold and hard, letting no one get close to her heart, except family.

Mackai (Mac) Weston sees the changes in Mia on a daily basis. He knows he is the reason Mia is now the way she is. Never given the chance to explain what really happened that night so long ago, Mac is determined to make Mia finally listen and reclaim what was always his.

When the truth finally comes out, danger shows its ugly face. There are people in Jaded Hollow that do not want Mac and Mia together. They are willing to do what ever it takes to keep them apart.

Will Mac be strong enough to overcome temptation, even when the odds are against him? Will Mia forgive Mac when she realizes things weren’t what they seemed ten years ago?

**WARNING! This book contains content like rape, drugs, and hard situations that may trigger bad memories for those that have been in similar situations. Not suitable for anyone under 18.***

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Reclaim Me is the second book of the Jaded series. It’s a book that features rape, drug use, and violence, so if those things are triggers, you may want to skip this. While this book is a standalone, it is probably best that you read book one in the series, (Shatter Me) just so that you understand what is going on. This book takes place two years after the events in Shatter Me. Mia Walker has been avoiding Mac Weston for the past ten years since he broke her heart. Mac, has been giving Mia space and time before telling her what really happened that night 10 years prior. A good part of this book is spent with Mac trying to get Mia to listen to him, and it gets a bit aggravating when she won’t.

A Woman named Tessa has been obsessed with Mac since they were teens, and she not only broke them up 10 years prior, but she proves to be a continuing problem when Mac and Mia finally talk and decide to get back together. Mia ends up almost being date raped at a bar, has her tires slashed, and has to deal with Mac’s son T, who makes things even more difficult for her.

I’m definitely interested to see where Nick’s story ends up, since he’s fighting his attraction to Mia’s friend Chris. I would like it however, if not every book ended with the characters getting pregnant.

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About Alex:

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

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Bad by LP Lovell and Stevie J Cole

 

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True power is never held by good men, only the most
perfect of villains.
 And
she and I are both villains…
I stole her, and she’s so very angry. The cartel princess doesn’t like being a
pretty little pawn. She fights me when she should fear me. But oh, how her
defiance excites me.

She would kill me if she could, and I’d ruin her if I had an ounce less
control. What a twisted game we play with sweet threats and cruel promises. I
crave her madness in the most depraved ways because I know she’ll be so
beautiful when she bleeds.

A queen who could set the world on fire and a king who would call it rain. Two
very bad people who want very bad things are never safe together.

Some love stories have no heroes.

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I’m a big fan of these two writers, and both separately and together they write some awesome books. Bad is the story of Bratva boss Ronan and cartel boss Camilla. Ronan is a man who gets what he wants, and after starting a war between two cartels, he kidnaps who he thinks is the sister of the Juarez cartel boss Gabriel. Camilla is spitting mad and doesn’t make things easy for Ronan, including throwing a knife at his head.

Now, I like when women are spirited, but when they go on a killing spree by stabbing a guy in the jugular, shooting a bunch of them, then lighting a guard house on fire and burning men inside alive while enjoying their screams? Yeah, I have to say I found her completely deplorable. Ronan was no prince either, he takes the kink of knife play to a new extreme. So, I just didn’t love these two. The writing was good, the couple. Bad.

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Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw,
gritty characters you should hate but can’t help but to love.
She’s obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession
with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.

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Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers
from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to
explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

She’s a self confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen
envy.

 

 

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Forever Yours (Letters In Blood Book 3) by Liz Lovelock

 

Title: Forever Yours
Series: Letters in Blood #3
Author: Liz Lovelock
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: November 15, 2017

 

 

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Dear Captor,You show me you care, but then something changes. The brightness in your eyes
shines through on your good days, but when you come to me on your dark days,
the blackness has taken over.

At least I know what I’m in for . . . pain.

You’ve managed to crawl under my skin in the most excruciating yet sensual way,
my darkest secrets are now yours, and the emotions I feel for you are something
I’ve never felt before. This sensation is strange, yet exhilarating.

Do you feel the same?

If you do love me, please . . . let me go.

Forever yours,

Elenore

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At Last! We finally find out who Captor is! It’s the Third and final installment, and I know I’ve been waiting rather impatiently to find out all of the unanswered questions from this series.While I’m not going to mention who Eleanor’s captor is, (You are just going to have to read this spellbinding series) I will say I was a bit surprised.

He was supposed to have let her run, then killed her. But he’s kept her. When we last left her, she’d been attacked by another masked man who was teaching captor a lesson. I had figured out who one of the players in this sordid tale was, and Eleanor knew her captor was someone familiar. After the attack, the answers all come to light, and we find out just why she got to live. Trust me, this is one series you don’t want to miss!

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Liz is from
bright and sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she
was little, she’d be up late reading Garfield
and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When Liz hit high school,
they gave her Tomorrow When the War Began
by John Marsden, and from there her love of books continued to grow.
Liz keeps a
notebook and pen beside her bed for when those late-night ideas pop into her
head, plus she’s a stationery addict and loves pens, notebooks, and, well,
anything stationery.
 
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Shatter Me (The Jaded Series 1) by Alex Grayson

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Will her past finally shatter her?

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Pain.

That’s a word Bailey Winsor knows well, having endured it since she was a child from the people who were supposed to protect her. Just when her life appears normal, something Bailey has never experienced, she meets a man and falls in love.

Love can be deceiving.

Bailey jumps from the frying pan that was her childhood into the burning bowels of hell, which is her sick and twisted husband. It’s hopeless. Suffering more years of abuse, Bailey eventually realizes she has no choice but to run.

Forced to stop in a small town in Ohio, Bailey encounters a town full of people that welcome her with open arms, especially Jaxon Walker, the tattooed and pierced local bar owner. Bailey has secrets she’s unwilling to reveal. Jaxon senses her fear and refuses to give up trying to discover them.

Will Bailey be brave enough and learn to trust Jaxon with her deepest secrets? Will Jaxon be strong enough to protect Bailey when her past comes knocking at her door?

Although book one in Alex Grayson’s debut series, Shatter Me may be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

***TRIGGER WARNING! This book contains vivid violence, sexual abuse, and emotionally volatile situations and may not be appropriate for all readers. It is intended for mature audiences ages 18+ only.

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Shatter Me is the first book in Alex Grayson’s Jaded series. A warning to readers, this book deals with abuse, (both verbal and physical), and rape. There are some pretty heavy scenes of violence against the heroine in this book, so if you have triggers against these things, then this may not be the book for you.

Bailey is on the run from her husband Steven. He’s hurt her, and if she didn’t run, he’d kill her. She’s just barely made her way to Jaded Hollow, Ohio, where she stops outside a diner. She meets a perky waitress named Anna, who not only feeds her, but points her in the direction of a job.

Jaxon is the owner of Jaxon’s Pub. He hires Bailey and after inducing a panic attack by just walking towards her, he does everything he can to protect her. But Bailey refuses to tell him what happened to her or why she’s on the run. She knows Steven will find her, and she doesn’t want anyone else hurt. But the town of Jaded Hollow protects their own. Can Jaxon and the town protect Bailey from her psychotic husband?

This was a difficult read at times. Bailey has gone through a lot in her life, especially with her husband, and as the book goes on, we learn just how awful Steven is. But Jaxon turns out to be probably one of the best book boyfriends ever! Not only is he a tall, dark, tatted and pierced hottie, but he’s sweet, loving and protective towards his people, especially Bailey, and his sisters Anna and Mia. The ending is a bit hard to take, but this was an incredible read! I’m very much looking forward to Mia and Mac’s book.

5stars

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About Alex:

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

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Billionaire Hero (Billionaire Bikers MC Book 3) by Sam Crescent

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Billionaire Bikers MC, 3

Lewis Cox has devoted his entire life to hunting Mandy, his neighbor who as a child was kidnapped by traffickers. Even now that she’s safe, and in his life, he knows there’s no way he can stop his mission. He can’t let other women live through what she had.  

Mandy was raped, beaten, tortured, and left to die—but the memory of Lewis always helped her throughout her life. Now that she’s free, Lewis is helping her take her life back. Everything she missed out on while she’d been enslaved is now hers. Still, her life was tainted, and she’s seen and done things no one should ever have to. She’s guilty, too, and now she wonders if she has the right to love Lewis at all… 

Lewis’s guilt threatens to swallow him whole. He is in love with Mandy, and wants nothing more than to give her the life she deserves. When the monster from her past comes back, Mandy’s life is in danger once again, and it’s up to Lewis to save her. Can he be her hero a second time?

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Sam Crescent is a writer that frankly amazes me. As a blogger and a writer, I am simply amazed at the number of books she turns out. But it’s the content that almost always blows my mind, and this book does just that. Billionaire Hero is the third in a series about a rich group of bikers that meet in secret to help stop human trafficking. Lewis Cox, their president, founded the group to help people like Mandy Watson, the girl who was taken at 10 years of age when he was 18 and supposed to be watching her. It took him 12 years, but he became rich, and never stopped looking until he found her.

Mandy spent years in hell, but her crush saved her. Now she’s a full grown woman who wants Lewis, but there’s a reward on her head they’ll all have to deal with first. The Billionaire’s Club MC is on the case! They try to hunt down the man who will do anything to have Mandy back to punish her! Soon both Lewis and Elijah learn that Mandy is not the same girl she was, and Elijah is going down!

This was an incredible book by Sam Crescent, you can bet I’ll be reading the rest of the series. Bravo to Sam for spotlighting the problem of Human trafficking.

5stars

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Mandy didn’t know how she had gotten to be a rotten egg. She’d been in her bathing suit and near the pool. Within seconds, Lewis had thrown his shirt over his head and hit the water before she’d even gotten to the edge of the pool.

“Rotten egg,” he said, breaking the surface.

“That’s not fair. You’re not even in bathing trunks.”

“So? They’re still briefs, and they’re like trunks. It’s good enough for me.” He floated along the surface, showing his “trunks.”

“You cheated.”

“Now you’re creating rules because you don’t like the fact you’re a loser.”

She climbed into the pool and gave him a wide berth.

“Is that the game you’re going to play?”

“You cheated.”

“I did not. You didn’t mention once that there were rules. Before calling rotten egg, you should have said so.”

She rolled her eyes, but knew he was right. She was just teasing him, having fun.

He’d always tag her as a kid, and they’d run home.

Her brother often thought it was a childish game. She loved it, though. When it came to Lewis, she had loved him for a long time.

Lewis swam beside her, and she smiled at him. “I was only playing around.”

“I know. You couldn’t stay angry with me for long.” His hands wrapped around her waist, and he lifted her up, and then brought her down into the water.

By the time she broke the surface, she was laughing. She couldn’t help it. “You’re a complete nut.”

“You love it.”

She did love it.

As she splashed water on him, he did the same to her, and for over an hour, they goofed around in the pool. For the first time since being a kid, she felt carefree. It was a nice feeling, and not one she wanted to lose.

Lewis left the pool first, and when he came out from the house, he held a bottle of sunscreen. “You’re going to burn.”

“I want to burn. I don’t want to get out of the water.” She floated on her back and stared up at the sky. It was so clear, so bright, and so perfect.

She never wanted to leave this moment.

Sunburn hurt though, so she climbed out of the pool and walked toward him. Sitting down on the chair, she took the towel he gave her and began to dry off.

“I love the pool.”

“I’m glad. It’s hot out, and I don’t see it letting up for some time.”

“Nah, it probably won’t. That’s the bonus of having a pool to cool off in.” After she was dried, she sat still as Lewis rubbed the sunscreen into her flesh. She loved his touch more than anything. His fingers were gentle, and his touch aroused her in ways that she didn’t think were possible. Reality was setting in. Before coming down to the pool, he’d wanted to talk. She couldn’t shirk her duties any longer. He’d given her this time, and it was now time for her to find out what he wanted to know. “What did you want to talk about?”

 * For Information on Human Trafficking or to report information, Knotty Girl Reviews and Sam Crescent are providing the following website in conjunction with this blog post.
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

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