COVER REVEAL ~ He’s No Saint by A.J. Harmon

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Synopsis

Becoming a priest wasn’t his plan, but when Tyler Oswin suffers a tragic loss, the safety of the church seemed the perfect place to find solace and peace. Now Father Hugh, he works and tries to do good but his carnal nature always seems to get in the way of fully committing to his new profession.

Amy Lansing felt lost as a teenager after her father died and deals with her loneliness by joining the convent. She’s not living – she’s hiding. Holding onto the past is keeping her from dealing with her future and when she meets Father Hugh, her heart starts beating again, despite knowing that there can never be anything more than a friendship between them.

With all that has happened in the past, and the difficulty of their current situation, it seems that neither Tyler nor Amy will find the happily ever after they are both desperately searching for. But love has a way of bringing them together, only to find that his sins from the past will threaten their future.

He’s No Saint is a love story for all who believe in fighting for love. It is a stand-alone novel written by AJ Harmon, author of the best-selling series First Class Novels.

 

What Readers Are Saying:

“Phenomenal” and “Breathtakingly beautiful” is how this romance novel has been described by readers.

Book Trailer -> http://shop.ajharmon.com/videos/

 

 

Giveaway

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This contest will start on Apr 27th @ 11:15pm GMT-8. http://www.ajharmon.com/hes-no-saint-kindle-give-away/

Enter Any Time Between April 28 and May 31, 2014. The Sooner You Enter The More Time You’ll Have To Earn Points To Win. Prizes Will Be Awarded June 2, 2014 In A Random Drawing.

The Grand Prize is a  Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High Resolution Display   Grand Prize Kindle Paperwhite

1st Prize is a $50 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Prize is a $25 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Prize is a Signed First Edition Paperback Copy of “He’s No Saint”

Five 3rd Prizes will be awarded. Other prizes include AJ Harmon Swap Packs, Signed “He’s No Saint” Bookmarks and FREE Digital Downloads of First Class Novels. 

Naughty Book Snitch is not affiliated with this Giveaway and will not be contacting the winner of this contest. This Giveaway is provided solely by the author and/or authors representatives. Please contact AJ Harmon for official contest details and rules.

About The Author

AJ grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She is the third of six children and her first exposure to romance was her parents. Now married for almost 55 years, they have always been her example when working on her own marriage and parenting skills.

Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Georgette Heyer, were the writers she grew to love in adolescence and still loves now. Her list of favorite authors now has grown to include, not only historical but also contemporary authors as well. Sadly, she doesn’t have as much time to indulge in novels as much as she would like. Her family and now writing her own novels, keeps her very busy, but you will always find a book on her nightstand.

Other hobbies include cooking, one her favorite television shows is The Next Iron Chef on Food Network, and traveling, the UK and the Caribbean her favorite places to visit.

She and her husband of 28 years, reside on the west coast of the USA and have two grown children, making them empty-nesters, and recently adopted a rescued puppy, Max, from the local humane society.

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Twitter  ->  @authorAJHarmon

He’s No Saint by A.J. Harmon will be available on May 8, 2014

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Review ~ Lena’s Security by BSM Stoneking

Title: Lena’s Security
Author: BSM Stoneking
Published by: BSM StonekingLenas SecurityCover
Published Date: February 1, 2014
Genres: Erotica, Ménage, Romance
Pages: 15
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 Flames
Overall: 4 out of 5 Stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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Lena will never admit to her friend Amy that she is secretly envious of her. She wants what Amy has, a loving husband, and 2 wonderful children, but she’s got to catch someone’s eye first.

Lena has her eyes set on both of the security guards at her job, but she can’t find the courage to ask either of them out. There’s no way those two, stone-chiseled men don’t have a girlfriend.

After realizing Lena likes both of them, one of the security guards catches her in compromising position. The thought of how much trouble Lena could get in brings one word to his mind, blackmail.

This erotic short story is and adults only read! 

 

Review

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Lena is pretty plain Jane. Straight brown hair, big boring owl eyes and hides her smoking body under her lab coat. She is escorted to her car at the end of every shift by a couple of security guards name Dominick and Tim. All she wants is to knock one in the car and drive him home for a night filled with dirty sex. 

AND Note from the Author: This short story is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. It is a story for adults only, including profanity and explicit sex scene. This is a m/m/f erotica. 

**UPDATE** This is an M/F/M Erotica 5/3/14


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My only complaint… its to short. I know, I know… its a short story. But sometimes shorts are just to short! PLUS, it was m/f/m not m/m/f. Maybe it will be m/m/f in later books, but I really wanted a taste of that action now. With that being said, I really liked this little quickie. Its got hot menage action, surprise parking garage sex and security guys! FUCK YA!! 

Please do heed the author note. This is graphic and I FUCKING love graphic on page, dirty, filthy mouthed, raunchy sex! 

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“Eat my pussy until I cum all over your lips, then you can stick it wherever you want in me.”



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“Leave that mouth open a little longer and I’m going to shove something in it.”



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Overall, I freaking loved it. Its super hot, kinky, its all about sex! If it was a little longer then we would have gotten more story, but what we did get was believable and good. So if you’re looking for a hot quickie read… something to get your juices flowing *waggles eyebrows* then this is just the shot of sexy you need!

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Setta Jay Day ~ Author Interview

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Interview with Author Setta Jay Saturday April 26, 2014
Interview done by Mindy Naughty Book Snitch

Author: Setta Jay
Interview Event: “Setta Jay Day”
Date: 4/26/14
Time: 10am – 12am (CST)
Where: Facebook Online Only

Works: The Guardians of the Realms series
Hidden Ecstasy #0.5
Ecstasy Unbound #1
Ecstasy Claimed #2

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Welcome Setta Jay and thank you for taking the time to spend with our fellow readers, reviewers and fans here at Naughty Book Snitch. I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading your erotic paranormal romance series, The Guardians of the Realms, and I very much loved each book. I’m excited about your newest book Ecstasy Claimed, which was released on March 28, 2014.

 

How would you describe The Guardians of the Realms series to someone who hasn’t read them yet?

I guess I’d describe it as an action packed series where hot, dominant alpha males and powerful heroines defend the world’s Realms from corrupt Demi-Gods. All the while they succumb to a hot and charged mating frenzy. It’s a big Erotic Paranormal Romance series meant for an adult audience that like their naughty. LOL

 

What genre do you consider your books?

I write Erotic Paranormal Romance. I was in a writing workshop last year where Tiffany Reisz and Roni Loren explained that the difference between Erotic Romance and Erotica is that in Erotica sex drives the plot.

 

I know you love to read and you’ve mentioned before, “the dirtier the better”. Who are your favorite authors and what are some of your favorite books?

It’s really hard to answer with just a few and I’ll probably miss some. I will read pretty much anything Historical and think it’s great even if it’s not super dirty. Lol That’s probably because my first favorite author was Judith McNaught. I LOVE her and still have the tattered books from when I was a teenager. I really wish she still wrote… As far as some others that I reread, I’d have to say Maya Banks, Sweet Temptation; Patton’s Way by Jenny Penn; Lora Leigh’s Breeds or really anything that she writes; Charlene Teglia; Lorilei James; Cherise Sinclair; I also read a lot of sexy, but not kinky paranormal authors; Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Laura Wright, Thea Harrison, Cynthia Eden to name a very small few. Oh and I love Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merideth Gentry series.

 

Who and/or what has inspired your writing style?

I’d say Judith McNaught with her strong, intelligent, yet completely feminine heroines. My world building was inspired in part by Gena Showalter’s early Lords of the Underworld Series. Lora Leigh and Maya Banks influenced my love of writing erotic scenes with a bit of kink.

 

What made you decide to get into writing erotic romance and have you always been interested in writing?

I’ve always been infatuated with the idea of writing. There were always stories running in my mind. I didn’t seriously start to consider writing a novel until about six or seven years ago. At the time I thought it would be a personal goal that would likely be shelved. I started writing a young adult novel, just to write and hated it. Lol. There came a time when I finally decided, with the encouragement of my husband, that at thirty something years old I shouldn’t be so concerned about what my family might think and just write what I want, what I love.

 

I want to know, as I’m sure everyone else does… How do you come up with some of these sex scenes? Don’t hold back, we want to know all the dirty details.

I have a wonderful husband that is more than willing to sacrifice his body in the name of research. LOL Add that to a very vivid imagination and I’m set. Working in a paranormal world makes it fun. I can let my imagination take me anywhere. It’s one of my favorite things to write.

 

Are you currently reading anything? What is it?

I was feeling like a historical so I just started Taken by the Duke by Jess Michaels. I have stacks of books and tons on my reader so it’s always hard to pick the next book. I always put up what I’m currently reading on Goodreads and anyone is welcome to send a friend request or follow me there 🙂 Setta Jay Goodreads profile

 

Two Part question:
1) When can we expect to see the next installment of The Guardians of the Realms? Can you tell us what Guardian it will be?

2) Your short story “Hidden Ecstasy” is about Vane and Brianne. Can you tell us if these two will get full length novels? Will they get their HEA?

I’m shooting for the end of June, but it could be as late as July for the next book. It’s Dorian & Rain’s story and Dorian is being a pain. LOL I’m currently writing it and it’s starting to get really interesting. As far as Vane and Brianne, you’ll be seeing them again soon.

 

I’m a cover whore so I’m interested to know who designed your covers? Do you have any input on the design? Do you know who the models are and do you get to meet them?

My husband does my covers with stock images we purchase. I help because I’m apparently very picky. LOL I have a thing for simple headless covers, partially because it’s difficult to find a face to match my mental images.

 

Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter are good friends. Do you have any writer friends that you consult with for inspirations and ideas while you’re writing?

Not to hash out story lines, but I have some author friends I met through Romance Writers of America.

 

I went to my first book convention last year, Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2013, and got to meet some amazing people and authors. Are you planning on going to any book conventions in 2014 or 2015?

I really want to but I haven’t set anything in stone yet for this year. The last two years I’ve gone to the Romance Writers of America Conventions and loved them, but they’re geared more for writers and aspiring authors with only a Literacy Signing that’s open to the public.

 

In Ecstasy Unbound there is a rape scene that is oddly erotic and leaves me with conflicting emotions on how I feel about it as a reader. My body is saying yes but my mind is saying no. How difficult is it to write a scene like that?

It was difficult, but it just came out and I felt it needed to be written. It had a purpose in my mind. My editor commented on it, and when I explained my thoughts she felt it was a good idea to leave it in. The crazy part about having it in there is that I actually have a really difficult time reading rape scenes myself.

Mindy Naughty Book Snitch Response -> That is such a controversial subject. Of course rape is bad and in real life its extremely tragic and horrible. Nobody wishes that on anyone. With that being said… I think your scene is written very well and that’s why (I think) the reader has conflicting emotions. This is a fantasy fiction and different from my own reality. This is not real world and exactly why I love to read. Just wanted to get that out.

 

I’ve read in some other reviews that your series, The Guardians of the Realms, might be compared to J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood, in relation to the epicness of your paranormal angle and story. How do you feel about this? Would you agree or disagree?

It feels odd and humbling just having my name associated with such a huge author… I do understand where they were coming from. My world is big and different. Those reviewers were giving well known comparisons to recommend the series to those that might enjoy it. I can see guiding a fan of JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood in my direction. She has big alpha males, a brotherhood and a big world. I can see where someone that likes her might enjoy my books, even if they are a bit naughtier.

 

Were there any challenges while writing The Guardians of the Realms? Specifically in regards to research since the background of the Guardians is based in Mythology?

The challenges were more in the actual way writing happens for me. I am a lover of spreadsheets, so I had a ton written out and planned. The research I did on mythology was a kind of a loose glimpse. I didn’t want to get sucked in to what was done. I looked at it and changed it to fit my own ideas of the world, only keeping a grain of the actual myth. It was when I started writing Ecstasy Unbound that it all got complicated. I’d heard other authors explain the craziness of the writing experience and didn’t believe it could be so out of control. It really was true. The story had a mind of its own and morphed with each draft. I can’t explain it. A lot of what was in those early spreadsheets never came about.

 

Do you have any favorite music that inspires you while you write? Or Favorite movies?

I tend to write to classic rock. I can’t seem to focus when listening to new music, but for some reason the classic rock channel on T.V. just kind of fades into the background. Considering Ozzy Osborne background music probably indicates I have mental issues. Lol.

 

Do you feel that any of your characters mimic yourself or friends and family in terms of personality? While you’re writing do you feel as if you are that character? Do you cry when they cry and laugh when they laugh?

I really don’t feel like they are anyone but themselves. My heroines are all someone I wish I was like.  I do get into character when writing, and yep I’ve totally cracked myself up. Especially in one particular scene with Alyssa and Gregoire. I could see the look on his face so clearly in my mind that I belly laughed my way through writing a very sexy scene. It was really weird. Lol.

 

Since you are self publishing your books, what are the difficulties and what are the rewards?

My first Romance Writers of America Conference in 2012 was the turning point from spreadsheets to serious writing. At that point, I decided that self-publishing was for me. I’ve never even written a query letter. It’s a lot of work to self-publish, but having creative freedom and control over my own stories is well worth the work. There’s a lot of learning, everything from formatting a manuscript, figuring out covers and finding a way through social media. On that note, I’m so thankful for book bloggers. Lol. Without their guidance and support, I’d get lost in a sea of authors out there. On the writing side, I’m fortunate to have a friend that is brutally honest when going through my drafts. Someone that knows me… She tells me what she thinks is or isn’t working from a reader’s point of view so that I can make changes that fit me, what my story wants to be, and something that others will hopefully enjoy. In the end it’s still my creation. I’m incredibly lucky.

 

Tell us a little bit about your family. What does your husband think about your writing? Does he read your books? Do you have brothers and/or sisters or any other family that have inspired and you?

My aunt was a huge inspiration. She made up children’s stories for my brother, sister and I when we were growing up and read them to us at family events. A few years back she actually rewrote them from her notes and had them bound for all three of us. As for my husband, he is amazing, he’s not a big reader but he listens to my ramblings and supports me like crazy. We made a vacation out of the last writing conference in July. After that week he said he thought I should quit my job and focus on writing full time. At the time I was still doing revisions on Ecstasy Unbound. 🙂 I quit in October and have been working non-stop ever since.

Additional Note From Setta: I thought of something funny in regards to the question on whether my family was supportive of my genre. My dad is a big bear of a man and is also really supportive, although he probably doesn’t grasp the scope of the naughtiness I write. LOL My hubs and I were at dinner with my parents and few months ago and my dad asked if I wrote on my computer because he saw mention of a program that allows you to speak and it would write the words. I laughed and said that I couldn’t imagine saying out loud what I was writing. LOL

 

Name 10 things that nobody knows about you… that you’d like to share with us today. Your first job, how you met your husband, any pets, interests, hobbies, favorite food ext…

1) I’m allergic to perfume, cologne, and smoke to the point that I have two daily prescriptions and one over the counter that I take when I come into contact with strong scents. If I don’t, I’ll start to get a sinus infection within hours and have to go on antibiotics. I consider it Karma. Lol My mom had the same problem my whole life and I used to think she was crazy until it hit me in my twenties. It makes travel a challenge.
2) I have a harder time when they kill off an animal in a book or movie than when they kill a person. Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood have both hit me with that and I balled like a baby. Lol
3) My husband and I love corny movies. We crack up at stuff like the Hot Chick and Step Brothers. It’s really pathetic. We also quote them way too much, sometimes in front of other people…
4) I don’t watch a lot of T.V., my husband is always watching sports… We mostly watch the Big Bang Theory or The Voice when it’s on. During the Big Bang Theory I find myself musing at the writer’s brilliance in coming up with dialogue. lol
5) At least once a week I make a healthier version of what my grandma used to make me when I was little. I boil Smart Taste elbow noodles, add in scrambled egg whites and pour on the ketsup. My husband cringes at the sight of it, but it’s my favorite. Lol My grandma used to cook the noodles, sauté them in butter, top with two fried eggs, and then add the ketsup…
6) I met my Husband in a bar… Yep, that really happens. Lol He was a friend of my cousin’s who I’d driven six hours (one way) to go out with for just the night because I was bored. I was twenty four *shakes head*. There was an intense connection from the moment we danced. It was completely electric. Still is thirteen years later. 😉
7) Our song is Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me. The song we danced to the night we met. My husband still sings it to me, mostly with words he just makes up. lol
8) I’m a bit of a germaphobe and have to work to rein it in.
9) I don’t drink a lot but when I do I like it to fit the restaurant. Beer or Magaritas for Mexican. red wine at Italian. My favorite drinks are red wine (Cab), a good Mai Tai and Almond Champagne.
10) I have a life size cutout of Fabio that my old coworkers gave me when I left my job. They all signed the back of it with sweet well wishes for my writing. 🙂

A couple of Fan Questions:

Lori Starr – I love your book! Just about done with it! How did you come up with the idea to write a book of this nature that is so exciting? Hard for me to put down!

Setta Jay – It comes on it’s own after several drafts it just morphs into what it is 🙂

 

Teresa Krenz – If you don’t mind me asking, how has you family responded to your writing genre ?

Setta Jay – I’ve told them it’s dirty and I don’t think my mother and aunt have any idea what that means. LOL I’m pretty sure they’ve got more main stream romance in mind. I’ve asked them not to read it, but you never know what they’ll do. LOL I know they’ve bought copies. My mom was always one of those that frowned at the romance genre. She loves her mysteries. To each there own. I won’t ever lie about what I do. I’ve warned them. If they read and frown, my hubs just said to not let it bother me. I guess a better answer is that they’ve been supportive. They just don’t really fully grasp what they’re supporting. LOL

 

I just wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Setta Jay for spending the ENTIRE day with us!! Its been so much fun 🙂 we look forward to your upcoming books. I would also like to thank your husband for encouraging you to pursue your dream and helping you work out some of the great scenes we read about. *wink wink* This was great fun and I hope to do it again with you in the future.

 

 

About The Author The sad truth is that I’m not nearly as entertaining as fiction. Sigh. I am a thirty-seven year old stay at home writer, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband. We’ve been together for thirteen years and I still love waking up next to that sexy man. We lost our furry child recently, so we are childless at the moment. Our whole world revolved around her. Needless to say, I love animals, especially dogs. Okay, maybe not all animals, I’m not a super big fan of monkeys. Any animal that throws their feces kind of eeks me out. I may, or may not, have a problem with candy. I love any research that leads to Neiman Marcus’ online shoe department. Spreadsheets give me way more happiness than they should. I love to read, the dirtier the better. It all started with the naughty historical romances by Judith McNaught that I devoured as a teenager. I love reading about hot, sexy alpha males and heroines that are smart enough to live.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~ Club X Series by K.M. Scott

Club X Series

Author K.M. Scott

Genre: Erotica

Temptation (Club X Book #1) Coming July 13

Surrender (Club X Book #2) Coming October 2014

Possession (Club X Book 3) Coming January 2015

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Club X Series Blurb:

Money, sex, secret desires. Welcome to Club X, Tampa’s exclusive club dedicated to making fantasies come true. Meet the owners, tattooed, pierced, and built to please, they’re three of the city’s most eligible bachelors.

Cassian, the public face of Club X, seems to love the life of excess he leads, but beneath the surface craves something more. Is Olivia strong enough to handle the man he is when the suit comes off?

Stefan, the club’s manager, thinks every woman is his for the taking, but he may have just met his match in Shay. Will this player finally lose when it matters most?

Kane, half-brother to Cassian and Stefan, he’s big, bad, and dangerous, like the life he’s led. Resigned to a life alone, he hides his heart, but for Abbi, he might take the chance at love again.

Temptation (Club X #1) Coming July 13!

 

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Temptation Synopsis:

Cassian March, the public face of Tampa’s most exclusive nightspot, Club X, loves his life. Women, sex, and money are his for the taking, and no man indulges his desires more. He lives by only one rule—never let a woman get close.

Olivia Lucas needs a job, and if that means working at a club that specializes in making fantasies come true, then that’s what she’ll do. A girl’s got to pay the rent, right? She never expected to fall for the gorgeous owner of Club X, though, but a man like him would never go for someone like her. Or would he?

Surrounded by fantasy, can they find love, or will their fears hold them back?

Surrender (Club X #2) Coming October 2014!

 

Possession (Club X #3) Coming January 2015!

 

K.M. Scott writes erotic contemporary romance and thinks she has the best job in the world! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she loves to write sexy Alpha heroes and the strong women they fall hard for, giving them stories that keep her readers turning the page until the very end. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading or feeding her TV addiction, always with a tall glass of iced tea (or a martini) by her side. Fans can find her on Facebook, Twitter, her blog, or through email, which she loves to receive.

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REVIEW ~ Just Between Us by Hayley Oakes

Title: Just Between Us
Author: Hayley OakesBook-04
Published by: Hayley Oakes
Publish Date: March 26, 2014
Genre: Romance, Tabooish, Contemporary
Pages: 325
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 Flames
Overall: 5 out of 5 Stars
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“An attraction that can’t be denied ….

Ten year
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Kyle returns to his home town following years away to discover Sophie nursing a broken heart after being dumped by her fiancé.

A decade before Sophie and Kyle hated each other, she thought he was an arrogant playboy and he thought she was a spoilt princess. A drunken kiss changed everything and they spent the summer before university hiding their budding relationship.

Back then he was the achingly attractive bad boy that Sophie couldn’t resist and now Kyle attempts to revive Sophie from her misery as her friend.

But is the one person she wouldn’t let herself have the only one who can save her?”

 

Review

This story sort of reminded me of the movie Clueless but only in regards to Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and her “former” step brother, Josh (Paul Rudd), falling in love and both being filthy rich. Everything else was unique and I LOVED it!! I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started this book and I have to say that I was genuinely blown away!

I did not like Kyle at first and I thought he was just a spoiled jerk who only cared for himself. When he would yell at Sophie and tell her those horrible things, it made my heart hurt. Then I realized that as a young adult, he just didn’t understand or know how to deal with the type of feelings he was having. Kyle as an adult, he had grown very wise and knew exactly who and what he wanted.

The back and forth between Kyle and Sophie in their younger years is so damn hot that I get butterflies in my belly just thinking about it. As adults… its explosive!

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“He ran his hands over my hips and squeezed me gently. ‘I can’t get your tight little body out of my head, and all I want to do is barge into your room and….’ He stopped and took a deep breath. ‘It’s because I’m the only girl you can’t have.”

“She’s the person I would move heaven and earth for.”

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I did like Sophie but her constant whining got on my nerves. As a teenager I could completely understand her reluctance to be with Kyle. They live in the same house and their parents are married so that makes them step siblings/related. People will talk and shit will hit the fan. As an adult, I still understood her reservations about being together openly. What will their parents, family and friends think and what will people say? However, even after Sophie admitted her feelings and they were planning on being together openly, she continued to make excuses for them to not be together. It was infuriating! I finally got to a point where I just wanted to jump into the book and smack her!

“Perhaps coming here wasn’t going to help me at all. Perhaps it would just transfer one type of sadness to another.”

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“To be with the right person wasn’t supposed to come without a struggle and mine was to swallow that feeling of shame.”

Now for some of the things I didn’t like and only docked 1/2 a star because the story is soooo good. The word “whilst” is completely overused. I did a word search and its used 49 times. With that being said this author is British and it very well could be a British thing. Another thing that bothered me was that there was a lot of alcohol in this book. I don’t mind the consumption of alcohol but it feels like it was an excuse to loosen up the characters so they can make some bad decisions. However, they never once blamed anything on the alcohol and that made me happy. It seemed to only loosen their inhibitions. Then when Kyle and Sophie were together for the first time, I thought it cheapened the experience to be on a bench in public. Don’t get me wrong, that was a HOT scene, but I think it would have been better if that part of their relationship was more developed first. And lastly the jumping back and forth from past to present. It wasn’t terrible, but got a little confusing. In the beginning I found myself more interested in their younger years rather than the present. I think I understand why the author jumped back and forth from past to present and it’s all about Sophie. She had a hard time coming to terms with their relationship when they were young and had all the same feelings again as an adult. So I guess if it was written with the past in the first half then the present the second half, then the author would have caught hell for repeating the story. So, bravo Hayley Oakes! Bravo!

Overall, I loved this book! The characters are well developed and believable and the sex is amazing! This is a very, very well written book and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to skirt the line of taboo. This is a step sibling romance and I personally know one person who doesn’t like reading about this. This was my first step siblings romance so I wasn’t sure what to expect and I ended up really enjoying it. I can’t wait to read more from this author!!

“It was not written in the stars for us. We were Romeo and Juliet, and if we weren’t careful wed kill each other trying to be together. .”

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