#BlogTour: Crossing the Line by Nikki Rose @AuthorNikkiRose #Review

Welcome to my stop on this blog tour for Crossing the Line by Nikki Rose. If you want to follow the tour you can do so from this blog as I have organised the whole thing! Just follow this link.

Description

He’s a killer able to reach even the most untouchable marks and she’s his new obsession. Watching from his balcony, Hunter can’t fight the force pulling him toward the girl who just moved in across the street. The sexy little brunette bouncing around her apartment unpacking boxes has him searching for a way to get closer. He never expected to be watching from the shadows as the police take her away. If he wants a chance with her, he has no choice but to follow.

All Addy wanted was a new beginning and a chance at a normal life after leaving her cheating ex. She never expected her new start to include witnessing a brutal crime and being forced to relocate while the police searched for the killer. Finding herself waiting tables alone in a new town isn’t exactly the start she was hoping for until the handsome stranger at table four turns her world upside down.

Crossing the Line is a standalone Romantic Suspense / Mystery novel with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers.

Contains violent scenes and sexual situations. Mature readers only. Adults 18+

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Review

Hunter is a paid killer, cold, meticulous with attention to detail that is unmistakable. Addy is the girl next door, happy, carefree, and she has the attention of the killer, just not as his prey…at least not the kind of prey you would expect. Then she witnesses a murder and her life spirals out of control.

Nikki Rose has offered a debut novel full of sneaky twists and plot developments that leave you with no idea where this book is going to end up.

Hunter and Addy are the most unlikely yet compatible couple I’ve read in a long time. Part of me hated both of them yet I couldn’t help but want them to come together. I found Addy’s form of Stockholm Syndrome a tad annoying and yet I was rooting for her to find love (I never claimed to make sense). While I spent most of the time I was reading Hunter convinced there was more to him than we were being allowed to see I just couldn’t figure out what it was.

This is a strong debut novel with some epic twists that will blow your socks off and leave you wanting more from this promising author.

I’m very grateful to Nikki Rose for the eARC so that I could read and review this book honestly.

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About Nikki Rose

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For as long as she can remember, Nikki Rose has enjoyed writing stories. For years, writing was just a hobby for this South Carolina native. It was a way to let out all the stories floating around in her head. After one of those stories took on a mind of its own, outgrowing even the parameters of a single book, Rose knew she had to pursue her dream.

Married to her high school sweetheart and best friend, Rose feels she is truly living out a romance story of her very own. As a stay at home mom of two, she is blessed with the time needed to work on her writing career full-time while her kids are at school or in the wee hours while normal people sleep. She considers herself a music obsessed chocoholic and hopeless romantic who enjoys weaving romance stories with a healthy dose of mystery and suspense.

Author links:

Amazon Author Page

http://www.amazon.com/author/authornikkirose

Website

https://authornikkirose.wixsite.com/home

Twitter

https://twitter.com/AuthorNikkiRose

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNikkiRose/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/authornikkirose/

Book & Buy Links

Title: Crossing the Line
Series: N/A
Author: Nikki Rose
Genre: Romance | Romantic Suspense
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 17 July 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 279
Buy: Books2Read (Universal link redirects to your preferred store)

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Blog Tour Sign Up: Crossing the Line by Nikki Rose

I’m helping out the very lovely debut author Nikki Rose with her first blog tour. Crossing the Line is released on July 17 and is a standalone romantic suspense/mystery.

I would love for any fellow bloggers interested in this book to sign up for this reviews only tour.

Description

He’s a killer able to reach even the most untouchable marks and she’s his new obsession. Watching from his balcony, Hunter can’t fight the force pulling him toward the girl who just moved in across the street. The sexy little brunette bouncing around her apartment unpacking boxes has him searching for a way to get closer. He never expected to be watching from the shadows as the police take her away. If he wants a chance with her, he has no choice but to follow.

All Addy wanted was a new beginning and a chance at a normal life after leaving her cheating ex. She never expected her new start to include witnessing a brutal crime and being forced to relocate while the police searched for the killer. Finding herself waiting tables alone in a new town isn’t exactly the start she was hoping for until the handsome stranger at table four turns her world upside down.

Crossing the Line is a standalone Romantic Suspense / Mystery novel with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers.
Contains violent scenes and sexual situations. Mature readers only. Adults 18+

Tour Details

Reviews Only

Dates: 16th July-30th July

Sign Up:

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ARCs: To be sent via email ASAP

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the tour. This is my first time organising a tour and Nikki is a wonderful person so let’s make it a winner for her.

#Review: All For 1 by C.M. Stunich @CMStunich

Description

I don’t have a name, just a number.

1.

A single slash across a keyboard.

1.

That’s the number of people I know that are worth dying for.

1.

The total number of women I’ve ever loved.

1.

The number of weeks I have left to save her.

ALL FOR 1 (aka ALL FOR ONE) is a romantic suspense story. This book includes cursing, graphic sex scenes, and tough subjects.

Review

There are few authors who would be brave enough to centre a romance around the brutal world of sex trafficking but C.M. Stunich is nothing if not brave, her brutal publishing schedule proves that if nothing else.

1 is a puppet. Trained since he was a boy to execute the will of his masters, men in government who are fighting the men in powerful positions in the sex trafficking game. He is ruthless, strong, and dedicated to his position. He has no name because he doesn’t exist. Except to her, the girl he saved all those years ago. She sees him, the man beneath the number.

Cyrah was being sold into the sex game and 1 saved her, their connection was immediate, scorching, and over in an instant. He walked away back to his life as a puppet. She walked away and started a new life as a warrior, a campaigner. The only person that women who had been sold as sex slaves could look up to. She fought for them, she was the person their families went to when they were taken and she didn’t rest until she had answers, even if they were of the devastating kind.

When Cyrah and 1 cross paths again the results are unexpected, beautiful, devastating. Can Cyrah be the one to make him feel human, like a man? Will he go against all of his training for this beautiful woman?

And will C.M. Stunich end this novella on the cliffhanger to beat all cliffhangers … that one is a yes. Aargh!

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TitleAll For 1
Series: N/A
Author: C.M. Stunich
Genre: Romance | Dark Romance | Romantic Suspense
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 19 February 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: TBA
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link)

#Review: Five Fathers by Kate Morgan

Description

Sin or piety.
Those are the two things I’m choosing between when I walk up those stone steps and into the church. Heaven or hell. Pain or pleasure. But sometimes, pleasure brings more hurt than pain.
I’ve learned my lesson the hard way and that’s why I’m doing this, giving up everything I know and love for a whole new life. A life dedicated to something, someone, other than myself.
The thing is, sometimes fate has other ideas.
Out of all the churches in town, I picked this one. This building with its vaulted ceilings and stained glass and all its secrets.
This building that houses them.
My five worst sins.
My five most awesome pleasures.

Review

I remember the first time I saw the cover of this book clearly. It was in one of the reverse harem facebook groups, I was scrolling looking for updates from a few of the authors I’m particularly keen on and I stopped looking at this cover and instantly followed the pre-order link knowing this was a book I had to read. I didn’t even read the blurb at that stage instead wanting to dive in blind.

Natalia finally sees her mob boss Father commit one too many crimes and runs, straight to a church where she thinks she will be safe. Except in that church pretending to be Priests are a team of mercenaries who just happen to be hunting her Father.

Hawke, Arsen, Weston, Colt, and Mace may well be the fire they talk about when people use the saying jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. They are cold, ruthless, and in Arsen’s case insane. Staying with them may seem like the safe choice but it is likely she would be safer in a pit of viper’s.

Natalia’s relationship with them is fraught and uncomfortable but heated as she explores her sexual desires vs her personal feelings. These men just want information and they have no trouble using her to get it. I loved the darkness in this relationship, this wasn’t a romantic story where we are waiting to see a happy ending. I was just hoping everybody got out alive and unscathed.

Five Fathers is a stunning reverse harem which gave me everything I LOVE in a novel like this, but it is definitely not for people who like candlelight and roses served with their books. This is a dark romantic suspense with not a lot of romance!

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Book & Buy Links

TitleFive Fathers
Series: Undercover Sinners Trilogy #1
Author: Kate Morgan
Genre: Reverse Harem | Romantic Suspense | Dark Romance
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 23 March 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 249
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link Redirects to Preferred Retailer)

#Review: The Viper’s Nest by Tate James @TateJamesAuthor

If you missed my review of the first three books in this series then you can check them out by following the link below.

Book One – The Vixen’s Lead
Book Two – The Dragon’s Wing
Book Three – The Tiger’s Ambush

Description

Betrayal has forced us on the run. Evading the very man I considered my family, the organization I once considered good. In hiding, I need to master my new power and find peace with my bonded guardian–or risk exposure.

But my heart can’t accept the events that led us here. I need answers. Closure.

An olive branch is offered and another trap is sprung. While my relationships grow stronger by the day, new tensions arise and ghosts of my past appear. But can anyone be trusted?

I’m Kit Davenport and I didn’t see that one coming.

Review

The Viper’s Nest focuses heavily on the relationships Kit has with her six dianoch. This book leaves the paranormal plot in the background a little as we see her strengthen her bonds with the men which can only mean one thing. Lots and lots of glorious sex!

Yes I know, some people are only in it for the plot (What?!) I hear you gasp in horror, Honestly while I am huge fan of the paranormal plots, a book like this to break up the heaviness of the story (which is a bloody fantastic story btw) really is a pleasure and seeing how our main character feels, her emotions growing and changing, especially as she takes on the magic of each of the men is incredible to me.

And, let’s just be honest here, I love some solid and enjoyable sex scenes and this book is just crawling with them. High five to Tate James!

I love that Kit swears like a trooper, she’s a lot like me for that, you go girl. Kit goes against a lot of the normal female stereotypes for novels in any genre actually. She’s sharp witted, dirty mouthed, not ashamed to want multiple men and have them and she’s a powerful being. She also knows when she needs support and doesn’t shy away from that. I really do love her, my kind of gal.

Oh and yet again the ended in a way that had me screaming, screeching and wanting to tear my bloody eyes out so yeah..thanks for that Tate!

I’m very excited for the next installment but also quite apprehensive as I know we’re nearing the end and I really don’t want this series to end…Tate please don’t do this to us…please?!

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitleThe Viper’s Nest
Series: Kit Davenport #4
AuthorTate James
Genre: Reverse Harem | Romance | Paranormal Romance | Romantic Suspense | New Adult | Dragons | Magic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 27 February 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 287
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link will Redirect to Preferred Retailer)

#GuestReview: The Vixen’s Lead by Tate James @TateJamesAuthor @PaRoyle #Review

Time for our second review from my new guest reviewer Siobhan. If you missed her first review head back to yesterday to see her review of Groupie by C.M. Stunich. Today we have The Vixen’s Lead, this is another one that I have reviewed already so you can compare notes by catching up with my reviews here.

Description

I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what any privileged, adopted boarding school girl would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.

Review

This book is about Kit, an 18-year-old school girl thief, it’s a bit cheesy but good. It’s got action, laughter fun, and some intense sexual moments. The girl suffers from a dark twisted past of pain and torture and my heart went out to her.

She then meets the omega gentlemen all hot in their own right, like some of them are seriously sexy, they are intense dominant and sweet all with a dark past, they come together to try and find out who is hunting Kit.

If you’re looking for a comedy/reverse harem with a cliffhanger then this is the book for you I’m gonna jump on in the books in the series.

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About Siobhan

I love too read all and anything,
I am an author PA on Facebook,
I love all things Marvel and DC comics,
I love vampires and werewolves,
I’m a huge football fan, and I’m in love with Jon Snow,😘
But most of all I love my two children and partner more than life its self

Book & Buy Links

TitleThe Vixen’s Lead
Series: Kit Davenport #1
AuthorTate James
Genre: Reverse Harem | Romance | Paranormal Romance | Romantic Suspense | New Adult
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 19 September 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 396
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link will redirect to your preferred store)

#Review: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley @RosannaLey @QuercusBooks

Description

Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio.

When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future.

But then Charlotte tells Faye that there’s something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu.

The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she’s letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . .

Review

Faye has taken a chance and changed career directions, having been back to university to complete an interior design degree which she has just completed she is ready to get started in her new career, the only snag she has no work. Her boyfriend left her while she was studying and she is stone cold broke.

When her close friend Charlotte invites her to Sardinia to stay with her and her husband it all sounds too good to be true, so when it turns out the invite comes with strings, house sitting and consulting for some friends who are refurbishing a local theatre style strings Faye has to decide if she is ready to jump into a fire of this size.

I enjoyed the style that Rosanna Ley used to tell the story, Faye’s story being the central string with other characters taking the lead for a chapter here and there, Faye’s parents and characters within the Sardinian village as well. there was a lot of emotional drama and a mystery which slowly unravelled and romance which for me was far too slow to burn and didn’t really fulfil my need to see romance in a novel.

I didn’t really like Faye either, now I know liking a character isn’t essential for enjoying a novel, and for the most part I did enjoy this novel. But I just found Faye really immature, and hard to relate to. I despised her parents, honestly, I couldn’t understand how they got into the mess they did…communication people! I loved our Sardinian characters though, their feisty blunt approach to everything was really refreshing and I had a real soft spot for them particularly Alessandro.

Overall, an enjoyable but slightly slow read with not enough on the romantic side for my liking and a really disagreeable main character.

I have to thank Rosanna Ley and Quercus for the eARC via NetGalley so that I could read and provide my honest opinion.

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Book & Buy Links

TitleThe Little Theatre by the Sea
Series: N/A
Author: Rosanna Ley
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Travel | Romance | Romantic Suspense | Mystery
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 9 March 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsHardcover | Paperback | Audio
Pages: 464
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