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A perfect follow up to the first!

First off, to anyone looking for a book that is all sewed up at the end with a bow on top and doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page, one that doesn’t make you both rejoice and scream at a cliffhanger, just go find some dime store romance and leave the rest of us alone. Now, for those of you who are looking for a book that is so immersive in the writing, characters, world-building, and storyline that you forget you’re reading a book, and instead feel like you’ve fallen into the world on the page, come closer and keep on reading.

I know that this trilogy is marked as a bully romance, but I wouldn’t describe it as such. It’s honestly more of a story of deep friendship, a loss of self (on Kaito’s end), and a slow redemption as two young adults—one idealistic (Reina) and one searching for purpose (Kaito), fight on opposite sides for the same outcome. When the world was upside down, they fought heaven and hell just to save each other.

In this second installment, Brittni brings us all back in to the story just a few days after the battle that ended the first book. Her voice shines through in every word, the emotions and action drawing you in deeper like a moth to a flame. And without making it obvious at all, she effortlessly weaves suspense thriller into this urban fantasy, with the ease and delicacy that I find in JD Robb’s ‘In Death’ series, or A.D. Winter’s ‘Ivy Cross and the Monarch of Darkness’.

The war that is to come, the sacrifice of one life for another with the fear and equal hope that the other understands reminds me of Mary Fan’s ‘A Girl Called Firedragon’. The intrigue and duplicity combined with the burning undercurrent of agape love for friends and the deep protective love and loyalty between our stars…This book has it all and it only gets better from here.

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If you love L.A. Pepper, Elizabeth Stevens, River Alder, or Katie Knight, you will love this book!

Hidden among the titles in my Kindle Unlimited library, I came across this sweet sexy read.

One thing I truly appreciate about Amy’s writing is how she tells the story. Where most authors would make this sex for the sake of sex, Amy hasn’t. The characters are vibrant and real. The relationship between Jessie and each person is unique and heartfelt. There’s history here, among everyone. Just little things that are woven in here and there about each of them and where they’ve gone in life before coming together, here at home, for the summer.

The first encounter happens by a spark that fanned into a wildfire, it was as passionate as it was unexpected, and as all-consuming as it was short-lived. But it’s the consequences of that encounter that give our leading lady pause.

Jessie truly loves her brother, hating how her love life has affected him, and the relationship he once had with a once-best friend, in the past. She doesn’t want to risk his pain again for the sake of her pleasure, and that is a surprising depth to find in a book of this quick-hit genre. I’m truly impressed by this author’s ability to sculpt this story so smoothly and richly.

There are author names we all know in the romance world—Dorothy Garlock, JoAnna Lindsey, DiAnna Steele. I’ve read multiple titles from each of them, novels well into the 90K+ word length, and I can tell you this: The way Amy weaves this story and brings the characters and conflict to life, bringing it from a low whisper to a rich roar before it decrescendos into the final notes, puts them to shame.

I honestly don’t think any of those authors has been able to capture the emotion and range quite like Amy has. This is a short story that is on par with L.A. Pepper.

Hello LAlaland by Madi Merek – Cover Reveal

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Hello LAlaland

Lost in LAlaland #1

Paparazzi, vodka cocktails, and sex. Welcome to LAlaland.

Winifred Chapman isn’t thrilled with the idea of her ten year reunion; especially not the idea of returning to LAlaland. Even in the midst of her thrilling career, she’s managed to avoid LA as often as possible, which is saying a lot for a world-renowned fashion designer. She has a life which women everywhere would envy, and has everything she needs . . . or so she thinks.

Anthony Ricci was the most popular guy at Westlake High, and the one Winifred thought would never look twice at her. A former professional athlete, he now runs a successful Italian restaurant in New York City. When they run into each other at the reunion and give in to a widely passionate night, Anthony decides he may want more than Winifred is willing to give.

Hating being known by the men she’s dated or slept with, Winifred has learned to take what she needs from them without investing emotionally. When she discovers Anthony’s old desire for her and disappears after their night together, he refuses to give her up.

Will he be able to show her that love doesn’t have to be a battle, or will LAlaland prove to be enough to destroy her carefully constructed walls?

Are you ready for the madness of LA?

Hello LAlaland

April 1, 2014

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