ARC REVIEW: WICKED TORTURE ( Stark World #3 ) By New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner


Wicked Torture, an all-new sexy standalone from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner


Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…

Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.

But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love …




It is always good to step inside the wider Stark world. In this standalone we meet Noah, who has survived a terrible personal tragedy losing his wife and daughter to kidnappers some years previously.
Kiki now on her own after her divorce, but runs a successful company and finally getting her life on track. I love second chance love stories they are usually older but not necessarily wiser. This was a complex love story, with the baggage Kiki carries from her childhood.

Noah carries guilt for how he left Kiki the first time, and guilt from the kidnapping and death of his wife and daughter Diana. The fact that this  is a second chance romance made all the emotional turmoil more understandable.
I loved this book it captivated me, and with the intense emotions Kiki and Noah felt I couldn’t put it down. I kept my fingers crossed for both of these damaged people.
That’s all from me, as I don’t won’t to spoil anything for you. Even though it was a pleasure to step into the Stark world. This can be read as standalone.

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About J. Kenner

Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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He Loves Me…KNOT by RC Boldt


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Sometimes love needs a second chance…

I never looked back after skipping out on my own wedding, even if it did leave me estranged from most of my family. Eight years later, I have the life I’ve always wanted. As an advertising account executive, my world is damn near perfect.

Until I come face-to-face with my past. With the man I once loved. The man who holds my future in his hands. The man who’s hell-bent on getting even with me for leaving him at the altar.

Even with all the unfinished business between us, I still love Knox Montgomery. The only problem?

He loves me…KNOT.

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He Loves me knot is the story of the runaway bride, who then has to work with her ex many years later.
This is the story of Emma Jane and Knox, we don’t get to know Knox until a little later. Emma Jane flies into a gay bar still in her wedding gown, absolutely heartbroken.
There she meets Beckett a star quarterback who is incognito, after telling her tale of woe which we don’t find out until much later in the book. Beckett is a great guy and helps Emma Jane to start a life in Jacksonville.
Trouble begins eight years later when Knox takes over the company where Emma Jane works. This is when Knox starts off being a dick, and as we get to know him. We realise how heartbroken he was when E.J didn’t to turn up to marry him.
We have flashbacks to tell the story from 8 years before. So as the book moves along we also see the past. I really enjoyable read from alternate points of view, when Knox joins us in the present.
They have to work together, and realise that they still have great chemistry, and then they fall in love with their new selves. Knox and Emma Jane were so good together. Beckett was as cute as matchmaker to Knox and Emma Jane. I can’t wait for Beckett to get his own story.


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About the Author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

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ARC REVIEW: ROCK SOLID,an all-new sexy and romantic standalone by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde


Rock Solid, an all-new sexy and romantic standalone by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde


Rock Solid
by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Connor Prescott doesn’t do one night stands (yes, ladies, he’s an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He’s pretty sure he’ll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You’re a daddy.



The first thing I have to say is, I loved Rock Solid, and fell in love with Conner who I thought  was great from the get go. I do like to read a feel good book, but with plenty of hot sex thrown in. What a great baby daddy, a real good solid guy who only gets naughty in the bedroom.
This is one most of us wish for a great guy, but sexy in the bedroom. Katie had a lot of issues to work through, most relating to her upbringing. Little Val was adorable especially with Conner.
It was a novel idea to have a really sexy good man, without a dark side. Who puts his woman and child first? All the time I was reading with a big smile on my face, and some days that all you want read?

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4 star review

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

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