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Against All Odds by Angie McKeon | 5 Star Review & Awesome Excerpt

Title: Against All Odds
Author: Angie McKeon
Release Date: April, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Our lives shattered… Our hearts broken… Our souls torn to pieces…

He was my world, my whole life. My reason for breathing. I had a perfect marriage, a baby on the way, and I felt fulfilled—almost invincible.

Until the day life hit, leaving me broken, vulnerable, and alone.

She was my life. My ray of hope on the cloudiest day. With her, I thought I had the ultimate safety. A love that would never hurt or betray me. I gave her my heart, my body, and my soul.

Until she broke me, destroying every dream and illusion I had about life, love, and marriage.

In our grief, we made a mistake. A mistake I’m not sure we can come back from.

Book Review:
First time author, long time blogger, Angie hit it out of the park. Now, Angie does have the inside scoop. She has been blogging for a long time and reading for much longer. She knows what the reader wants and delivers.
Against All Odds is so full of angst it will make your 14 year-old self squirm. Now, I’m not one for drama for the sake of drama, but this drama was deserved. I mean, her baby died. A piece of her died. There’s gonna be drama. She doesn’t give a shit about life anymore. 
I had to talk to Angie at one point because this shit was a little too real. How does she even know to write this stuff? AAO’s feels like it is written from experience. You can relate with the characters and know this is happening somewhere, to some person in this world and it sucks.
Grayson. Can we just have a moment for Grayson? For the love of bestfriends, Grayson. Angie, I must have more Grayson. No Facebook talking, no Instagramming, nothing until I have more Grayson. I’m watching you!
Moving on. 
5 Things you should know about this book.
1. It is a complete story. Hopefully there will be a character spin-off book about Grayson. I want to know more about this guys life. 
2. No Cliffhangers….yeah, I kinda said that already, but just being perfectly clear.
3. You’re gonna cry, and if you don’t, you’re a robot. (j/k)
4. You will have a book hangover
5. AAO’s may be considered poetry. You know when a writer can weaver words together like a symphony? Yeah, that’s Angie’s book. 

Author Info:

A multi-tasker from birth—and now proudly able to add ‘writer’ to my resume—I’m a mother, wife and blogger. I love to read, write and drink copious amounts of iced coffee.
All three aforementioned addictions are detrimental to my sanity.
I have a voracious appetite for dark, painful and twisted reads. I’m enamored with the concept of love and heart break. I believe life is a journey, a tale in its own for each of us. The road to happiness is sometimes paved with stones from hell, or glitters of satisfaction graced from the heavens above.
In my upcoming debut novel, ‘Against All Odds,’ I strive to make you feel. I believe any emotion—whether painful or happy—is good. To me, the key to living is to go through life feeling its ups and downs. Love is dark and it can be painful but, at the end of the day, it can save the most lost of souls and the most broken of hearts

Author Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angiemckeonauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Angie_McKeon

Website: http://angiemckeon.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7389718.Angie_McKeon

“Look at me, Kylie,” he says.
If I look at him, I’ll die. My heart will crumble, and I won’t make it out of his office. I can’t do it. The pain is unbearable. When I leave here, he’s with her. The thought of him with her, while I’m pining away for him makes me sick.
It destroys me.
“Please, Ky. I need you to look at me. Don’t do this. Don’t play fucking games with me. I need you to look at me now.”
Just do it. Suck it up.
I turn around and look at him with tears in my eyes and distress smeared across my features like paint on a canvas. My body seeps anguish I can’t hide. I can never hide my heart. My feelings are always written on every seam of my face, every angle of my form. My distress penetrates the air around me, pulling him into my suffering, entangling and entrapping him within the storm that rages in me. I’m broken without him and I’ve been without him for so long that I’ve lost pieces of myself along the way. The jar that holds the last of my heart is about to shatter until nothing is left but shards of the woman I used to be.
“I can’t take this anymore,” I whisper, my voice broken. “We need to talk about usover dinner.”
I can’t give a voice to my thoughts. If nothing changes between now and then, our marriage can’t go on. He’s killing me, and I’m killing him. Together, we’re a car wreck heading straight for a cliff. A cliff that spans a mountain. We are on our way to certain emotional death and this ride’s something I don’t want to be a part of anymore. I want off.
His eyes pierce mine, and I know he knows what I’m thinking. He looks stunned, and for a split second, I see fear. Cold, fucking fear. He sees everything I need him to see and more. I hope he gets it. I hope he understands that this might be the end of our road. We need to have something to work for, or we have nothing. I love him, but this love hurts. It hurts in a way I would’ve never dreamed it could.

All rights reserved. Against All Odds © 2014 Copyright, Angie McKeon.


Try by Ella Frank | 5 Star Book Review


Is Try the right book for you? Answer the following questions:
1. Does an erotic male/male romance bother you?
2. Does reading very explicit sex male/male sex scenes bother you
If you said yes to either of the above questions, this is not the book for you. If you said no, answer the next set of questions:
1. Does reading a male/male romance turn you on?
2. Would you like to learn some new bedroom techniques to try on your partner?
If you said yes to either of these questions, TRY is the right book for you. You will learn some new techniques and this book will turn you on if you’re not freaked out about a male/male romance book.

Moving on……….
Book Blurb:

Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

Book Review:

Holy Hot Sex On A Planet Just To Get Me Wet. 

Try is not my first male/male romance, but it is the best male/male romance that I have read. I bet you’re wondering what made it the best, huh? Well, let me just tell you…without giving the story away.

This couple couldn’t be any different and so much a like at the same time. Logan is demanding and goes for what he wants. Tate is stubborn and once he makes up his mind, gets what he wants. Logan can’t ever stop running his mouth, and in the bedroom it seems that Tate can’t either. See? A like, but different.

Oh, one of those points where the boys are alike? Their filthy, dirty mouths. Logan is inappropriate anytime he feels like it, which is all the time where as Tate is such a dirty boy when the two are together. Such naughty things come out of his mouth during a particular phone call. Whoa baby. 

What made Try stand-out for me as a 5 star is the character development. We [the readers] were right along side this couple as their relationship developed, decisions were made and lives were changed. We feel the stress they are going through, our hearts beat furiously when things go horribly wrong, our breath hitches in those moments and our bodies tense up during the sexual tension. We live these characters. 

Try is the perfect name for this book. Each character is trying something new. They are trying to figure it out. They are trying to get it right. They are doing the work and it is brilliant to read.

I loved this book. The way Ella developed her characters, they way she grew them into the people they are at the end and the way she gave great new bedroom material to her audience makes this a 5 star read for me. Come on. Give Try a try.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover | 5 Star Book Review

Book Blurb:

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Book Review:

I have been reading the awesomely, wonderful beautiful read and finished it up last night. Let me just say the Colleen Hoover has hit it out of the freakin’ park for the third time. I’m not sure how she topped Slammed and Point of Retreat, but she sure as hell did.
What’s this book about you ask? Here’s the little blurb from Amazon:

“Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

When they say that every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever, boy do they mean it. This book hooked me from the very beginning. Lots of times books need to find their rhythm and cadence, but Hopeless started out strong.
I was sitting on the couch last night when I got to a major turning point in the story. I sat up and told my husband, “This shit just got interesting.”
One thing I loved in the book was the reference to The Sea of Tranquility. What’s that you ask? Well, it is something in the stars, but it is also a most wonderful, exceptional, on my top reads of the year if not ever book I read. Every single word that each of these authors wrote were absolutely amazing and well thought out.
I wish I could give them more accolades and shout it from the rooftops that everyone read this book…..and The Sea of Tranquility. Please do us and yourself a favor and go buy this book.

The Siren (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reisz | 5+ Book Review

Read. This. Book.
Book Blurb:
Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day.

Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal.

Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him…or returning to his bed?

Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

Book Review:
If there was ever a book to break you out of a book slump, The Siren is it. 

I have been in a major slump. I was in such a slump that I considered reading a completely different genre. I was seriously reading the blurbs of my Lisa Gardner books trying to figure out the last one I read. Yep, it was before I started keeping track on Goodreads. I decided to pick up my Kimber and looked through my ASAP collection and vaguely remembered a big to-do about this series. I decided to give it a go. Holy Shiznit. 

Right from the very beginning this book stood out to me that This book was going to pull me out of my book slump. The book was engaging, an essence of morals being compromised, a promise to learn a thing or two and a big mystery that would need to be solved. 

At first Zach told his boss he wanted nothing to do with Nora. He didn’t want to publish her book. He had heard all types of things about her, from that she only wore red and other weird quirks. He wanted no part of it. Zach wanted legitimate books at his publishing house, not some guttersnipe. Even though he protests, J.P., his boss, tell him to meet her and make it happen.

During Zach’s first meeting with Nora, she was quite the temptress, inappropriate and often times even direct about what she wanted. Zach, her editor, just wanted to get this book done, and if she could, he would publish it. Zach gave her 6 weeks to get her shit together and get it written to his standards.

Without giving away the awesomeness of this book, things are done for the sake of research, things are done for the sake of anger and things are done for the sake of getting things done.  All those things equal some fantastic story.

If I continue mentioning a piece here, or a piece there about the book, when you read that section it might make the scene it came from feel tainted. I want you to read it as I did. I want you to love it every minute like I did. I want you to want to read the book again, just like I do.

The Siren is more than the story that Nora is writing. It is more than the story of Nora and Wesley, Nora and Zach, Nora and Soren or even Nora and Kingsly, It is so much more than all the characters combined. 

Their actions will make sense. Their decisions will make sense. Their relationships will make sense. And when you read this book and it blows your mind, it will make sense.

Please, Please, Please. I get down on my knees for you and beg that you give The Siren a read. It is part of a series, but this is the first book. 

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Catch Me by Claire | Book Review

Book Blurb:
In the past, I’ve always been given everything I’ve wanted, but nothing that I truly needed. I’ve experienced a lot of things in my twenty-five years, everything except the one thing I want. It’s the one thing that can’t be bought. It can’t even be taken, it has to be given. And nobody has ever given it to me, not really anyway.

Not until him.

Music is the center of both our lives, but as he found his place in it, I lost my way. He soared, while I spiraled down a destructive path.
I lost myself in more ways than I can count.

The ironic thing is that I didn’t realize how lost I was until he found me.

And now that he has, I have to wonder if he’ll stay around long enough to catch me.

Book Review:
I have been in quite the book reading funk lately. With that said, the last two books I have read have both been 5 stars and I have hope for the world again.
Catch Me is one of those books that you can really connect with. It wasn’t the perfect heroine, the perfect hero, or a super sappy love story. It wasn’t a story where you were like, is this story going to have a happy ending?
This is a book that will make you cry. Not the whole book, but parts that are real, raw, make you feel and connect, make you understand all the characters.
The story is told from Brooklyn’s perspective, but you can’t help but understand the group and how they all feel, because they are one-of-the-same. Each character is broken, lost and running from their own demons. They are lonely, but at least have each other.
Catch Me is a book that I just couldn’t put down. I almost gave up watching Man of Steel, which in hindsight I wish I would have, to keep reading this book. My husband kept saying, “Okay, I’m gonna start the movie now. Okay, starting the movie. I’m pressing play.” lol…..yeah. I was that into it.
5 Stars for Catch Me.

About the Author:
Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, Fl, where she currently resides with her husband, two boys, and two American Bulldogs.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.

Tangled by Emma Chase | Book Review | 5++ stars!

Book Blurb:

Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and stubborn. She refuses to let anything, or anyone, derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.
Book Review:
Holy friggin crap! There are not enough words that Drew Evans could verbalize (which he is epically good at) that can tell you how great this book is. 
If all of the members on Goodreads are any indication that Tangled is written by the best new author this last year, I don’t know what else can speak for this book.
I swear, I am a guy in a female’s body. Drew shoot straight. He doesn’t sugar coat anything and he has the personality and courage to say what he feels and be witty about it.
The story is told from his perspective and there is just something about books and movies that acknowledge the audience that I just love. It is like he is sitting on the couch with you telling about his horrible encounter with the “Flu,” is the most animated and hilarious manor.
If you have read the Chocolate Lover’s Series, aka Seduction and Snacks, ect; and you loved it, this book is very similar, and might I say, funnier? God, I hate to say that because I love Tara Sivec, but Emma really wrote a brilliant, lovable, filthy-mouth character. I can just image that he and I would be bestest of friends in real life. 
I give this book 5 blindingly bright, consuming and radiating stars!

So, Emma has some awesome stuff over on her blog. What you might ask? Well, you can pose questions to the Drew man himself, and every so often, Drew will answer it on his own little column on the blog. YES! In his more unique soliloquy, Drew answers random question submitted by lovely people like ourselves. Find it here: http://www.drewevans.net/ 

About the Author:
Emma Chase
By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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Mine by Katy Evans | Review

Title: Mine
Author: Katy Evans
Date for Re-Release of Paperback: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books

Book Blurb:
“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate 

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her. 

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

Book Review:
I cannot express in words how much I love these books. In honor of Remy and Brooke, I feel Iris is appropriate. That songs tells of their story and expresses my love for their story. I really just want you to know who they are.
Look, I don’t even like boxing. In fact, I don’t understand the allure. The brutality of it, but somewhere in these books, I feel head-over-heals for a fighters story. A misunderstood fighter that is just trying to save himself.
There were times during this book that will get you worked up. You can just feel Remy and Brooke’s connection. You completely understand it and I’m so proud of Katy for being able to write their story to make everyone understand him and root for him. You will want to lift him up. You will want to lick him. You will want to hold him. You will want to laugh with him and be happy for him. They way Katy writes is so real (pardon the pun) that you feel like you are right there with them, connected in the same way the characters are.
There are not enough stars in our solar system to give this book. It deserves every single one of them in the solar system and more.

Favorite Quotes:

“All I know is that I feel this love in every molecule in my body, every breath I take, all the infinity in my soul.” -Brooke

“You motivate my guy more than anything i’ever ever seen. I’m not only glad you’re back, but I secretly prayed for it, and I’m a goddamned atheist.” -Coach

“Tell me again how much he doesn’t want you, you dopehead!” she points at herself. “This girl right here is horny on your fucking behalf! -Melanie

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About the Author:

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

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Arsen | Book Review | Giveaway

I’m guessing this is how Mia felt when she hit “publish.”

because this shit is crazy!


One glance was all it took…

I’m a cheater.
I’m a liar.
My whole life is a mess.

I love a man.
No, I love two men…
I think.

One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire.
One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite.

I’m broken, lost, and disgusted with myself.

But I can’t stop. This is my story.
My broken love story.


Holy Fucking Shit! I have a huge book hangover from reading Arsen. I’m broken. I’m lost. I’m empty. I need more.
I had no preconceived notions of this book. I really didn’t know what to expect, and sometimes that really works for me. The blurb was spot on, but wasn’t really telling what the book was about. I found myself surprised with all the emotions I was feeling while reading this book.
I can totally relate to Cathy, and how she was feeling towards been having the miscarriages. I’m mean, losing something so personal and trying not to be broken is unrealistic. Mia (the author) wrote of a completely flawed heroine who made no excuses for her actions. She didn’t justify anything she did and I feel like she was completely honest with herself. She wasn’t living in a or telling herself that what she was doing was right. She was just trying to feel alive and numb the hurt and pain.
Arsen, whoa buddy. He comes sauntering his pretty ass off the plane and goes right for the kill. When he realizes Cathy is married, he decided to be in the friend zone and even lies to himself about the situation. I hope I dream of Arsen. He sounds like he would be a really good time, but having a good time in your dreams is not cheating on your husband, right? Please let me dream of Arsen. I fucking love that name Mia!
I’m not comparing Arsen to the “Love Me With Lies” series (The Opportunist, Dirty Red & Thief,) but if that is a series that you love, Arsen is right up your alley. Arsen is not an insta-love book, or an easy love. It is raw, gritty, complicated, relatable and how life truly is.
As I found myself crying through the last few chapters of the book, so many questions seemed unanswered. (You’ll know when you get there, but I can’t say anything because of spoilers.) Why did Arsen do what he did? Why did Ben do what he did? But then, Cathy finds her happily-ever-after and who she really loves. It seems like the book is coming to a nice end, and then a fucking tornado (not literally) comes through and blows the whole ending up leaving me broken, lost, empty and wanting more.

I immediately tweeted Mia about if there is another book. Arsen isn’t even out yet and I find myself needing more just like Cathy. Arsen leaves me on a high. It is a drug. I need another hit so bad. I’m an Arsen addict and I need my next hit.

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Wicked Beat | Review

Sinners on Tour, Book 5 - Wicked Beat
5 Stars
416 pages. WOW!

Book Blurb:
From the moment he lays eyes on Sinners’ new front of house soundboard operator, drummer Eric Sticks knows he has to make Rebekah his. Unfortunately, she’s too busy trying to seduce guitarist Trey Mills to pay him much attention. Rebekah never planned to fall for the tall, goofy drummer with the weird sense of humor and a heart the size of the galaxy, but Eric makes her laugh and his constant attention makes her feel sexy and irresistible–exactly what she needs after the things her last lover said to her. A woman who gives as much as she takes, Rebekah makes Eric feel like a total stud–exactly what he needs after surviving a decade of watching the incredibly talented members of Sinners from the wings.

My Review:
Holy Mother of Long Books, Wicked Beat is the longest erotic/smutty book I have read. So worth the cash. 
The thing that I love about Olivia is how she can pack so much sex and still have a good story. 
This is the first book of hers that I have read, and I’m hooked. I’m so used to reading erotica, explicit erotica, but the books are fairly short. Wicked Beat is over 400 yummy pages.
I honestly am glad I picked this one up first because I love Eric and Rebekah’s non-filtered mouth. That is totally me. I am completely inappropriate at all times. If you leave a door open just a crack, I will throw a sexual innuendo out without even thinking. Their honest relationship was so refreshing. No head games….well, let me define head games with head equally the brain, not the other head.
There is a scene where Rebekah surprises Erik with birthday surprises and I got some great ideas for my guy. I wish I could think of some of these things. They, Eric and Rebekah, are such good sports!
There was a twist, roughly 70% through the book that I didn’t see coming. Holy Shiznit. That scene was unexpected and brazenly hot! Hot! Hot!
Anyways, The Sinners series does not have to be read in order. Like I said, this is the first one I have picked up to read. I will definitely be reading all the other, and they are all released too! This is the very last one. You can picked them up on Amazon via paperback and kindle, and Barnes and Noble.

Series Reading Order: 

Different than Release dates. Events in books make a little better sense if read in this order, but I assure you, you can read each separately.

Book 1: Backstage Pass
Sinners on Tour, Book 1 - Backstage Pass
Book 2: Rock Hard
Sinners on Tour, Book 2 - Rock Hard

Book 3: Hot Ticket
Sinners on Tour, Book 4 - Hot Ticket

Book 4: Wicked Beat
Sinners on Tour, Book 5 - Wicked Beat
Book 5: Double Time
Sinners on Tour, Book 3 - Double Time

About the Author:
Olivia Cunning
Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. 

Olivia’s first book in her Sinner’s Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.

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Thief by Tarryn Fisher | Book Review

6 Stars. Yep 6

Thief is book 3 in the Love Me With Lies series by Tarryn Fisher. 

Shut the F up. Just shut it right now. There are few books that have the ability to leave me hung over, wish that an epilogue did not exist and that I could read a series over for the first time, but the Love Me With Lies (The Opportunist, Dirty Red and Thief) series is one of them. 
Hot damn this series is so different from other books you have read. There is lies, deceit, more lies, soul mates, red hair, black hair, blonde hair, children, trees, an orange orchard, airplanes, Rome, college, parents, amnesia, ect. It has everything. Everything a unique, eloquently written book needs to be on my book hangover list. Every. Thing.
I’m hoping my fellow book lovers have read some of the series, and if you have, I know you have read both The Opportunist and Dirty Red, because once you finish The Opportunist, you have no choice in life but to immediately start Dirty Red. It just is, like Caleb and Olivia’s love.
I’m going to try and give you a little bit more about the book, but I don’t want to ruin the first two for anyone, but that is sacrilegious. 
In Thief, Caleb fights. He fights with everything he has to get Olivia back and will not give up this time. He must make her realize that he won’t ever give up on her. He will either have her or be alone for the rest of his life. It isn’t fair to anyone to give them just a piece of his heart when it wholly belongs to Olivia. He will never get over her.
That dirty red bitch, Leah, still has hooks in Caleb along with bitchy tricks up her sleeve. She still won’t stop fighting for Caleb. Oh man the dirty tricks she play on him concerning Estella is unfathomable….and she brings Olivia into it, again. Fuck!
The story is told via past and present tense from Caleb’s point of view. It weaves their past lies and heartache into the present heartache and circumstance. 
Caleb gets Olivia. I love that he gets her, heart, soul and body. He understands her even more than she understands herself. He knows her actions. He knows her tells. He just knows, and he uses it to his advantage.
On the story goes, ebbing and flowing into a perfect crescendo. It is a heart racing, heart breaking, heart pounding ride this book. Thief is named perfectly because it stole a piece of even my heart. That is a rare gift that an author has when they can do that to me, and Tarryn Fisher, Bravo. Brav-O.

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