Lucky Number Eleven
A standalone best friend’s little sister romance by USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
Cover Designer: Kari March Designs – www.karimarch.com
Release Date: September 7th, enrolled in Kindle Unlimited
Series: Complete STANDALONE
Swing Purchase Links: Coming Soon
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People say not to believe the things you read in magazines, but you know what? Most things you’ve heard about me are probably true.
I totally banged the reporter in the locker room after the championship game last year.
Those pictures in Expose from last summer? Those were not modified.
I’m also not really six-foot tall. (But let’s keep that between us.)
Now, I know you’re wondering about that last Expose headline—the one about me and my teammate (and ex-best friend) Finn Miller’s sister, Layla James. That one is a little more complicated.
Here’s the thing: I’ve played football my whole life. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to adjust when the game changes. And if there’s one thing I always do, it’s find a way to win.
Granted, the stakes are higher. The playbook has changed. There’s more on the line than (another) MVP title. But guess what hasn’t changed? Me. I’m still Branch “Lucky” Best and I’m not about to fumble this one.
Grab a seat and a subscription to Expose. I’m about to make some headlines. (Again.)
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“One question,” Poppy interjects, looking at Branch. “What position are you?”
“I typically like the bottom so I can watch—oomph,” he says, getting another elbow from Finn. “Wide receiver. Why?”
Looking at Poppy, I can’t help but laugh as her eyes light up.
“You got a problem with wide receivers?” Branch asks.
“You do,” Finn interjects, giving me a narrowed glare. “They aren’t any better than quarterbacks.”
Branch looks from me, to Finn, and back to me. “Why do we not like quarterbacks?”
“My sister was dating Callum Worthington.”
“No shit?” His face puckers like he just bit into a lemon. “How in the hell did that cocksucker end up with you?”
“He didn’t. We’re not together anymore.”
Branch’s eyes heat, the look causing my pulse to quicken. “I’m not a bit sorry to hear that.”
“You better forget you heard any of that,” Finn warns. “This is my sister, Branch. Not a cheerleader or reporter or some chick from a dating app. Got it?”
“Finn, relax,” I say, shoving a swallow past the lump in my throat. “I appreciate the big brother spiel, but I can handle myself.”
“I know you can,” he says, pulling his gaze away from Branch. “But you can’t handle him.”
I read to get away from reality, so I look for something that sounds like it will and this one definitely delivered. Lucky Number Eleven grabbed me at the very start and had me feeling all kinds of emotions. This book is a quick and light read with just the right amount of drama.
Branch and Layla’s characters were perfect. A simple weekend getaway puts these two characters together and their undeniable chemistry, banter and foreplay was off the charts. Their relationship was quick, but just as quickly disappointment enters and Branch and Layla are forced to deal with the repercussions.
Branch is known as a playboy in the Football world and I have to say this guy made me want to slap him in the head at times but there was so much to this man that I really loved. I really loved the easy going relationship and how open these characters were with each other. Layla was once burned by a football player and even though Branch made her girly bits tingle she made him work for her. Branch definitely steals the show. He does everything he can to shed his reputation and shows Layla who he really is. Branch is a very emotional character and he knows Layla is different but doesn’t want his image to follow her.
This wasn’t all flowers and rainbows, yes it was quick but the couple does deal with the risks and perils of being in a relationship. I loved how the author shows how both characters are working towards a better relationship. I would have loved it if got a little more exploration with the risks in their relationship but this was a perfect blend of swoon worthiness and drama with minimum angst. I would definitely recommend!
USA Today and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.
Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.
Myla Rose McGraw may be twenty, single, and pregnant, but she’s no damsel in distress. She doesn’t need a man. After all, her Grams taught her a thing or two about making lemonade out of life’s lemons.
Then she meets Cash Carson.
Reeling from a bad breakup, Cash has sworn off love. It led to nothing but pain and misery, and he’s determined to move forward alone.
Until a redheaded Southern beauty crashes into him. With her shopping cart. At the local Piggly Wiggly.
If love wasn’t for him, why did his heart beat a little faster every time Myla Rose sent that sweet smile his way?
He was no knight, and she didn’t need saving.
But damn if he didn’t want to try anyway.
COMING UP ROSES is a sweet, Southern fairy tale—with a twist.
Coming Up Roses was a quick and light read. It had some drama but it was sweet and really enjoyable. I loved that Myla and Cash were two southern characters with big hearts. They were extremely adorable and loveble.
Cash and Myla both have been burned by people they trusted and loved. Cash is trying to move on in life and falling for someone is not on his agenda. Funny thing love comes when you least expect it and after running into Myla he can’t get her out of his mind. Myla doesn’t believe she’s much and after dropping out of school to take care of her sick grandma the town has labeled her as trash. Bumping into Cash stirs something deep within her and she’s determines to focus on her new life and not the god Cash.
Cash and Myla are great together. I loved that they are learned to move on from pain they experienced were open up to new possibilities. I really loved this relationship because things were not always easy, yes it was a light read but they do face some challenges with mistrust and misunderstandings. It was easy to fall for this couple because they came across as real. The author threw in some drama but Cash really steals the show with his alpha dominance that never falters. Myla grows so much in this book and I loved watching her strength and confidence build.
This was a good read and a great way to end the summer, can’t wait for book 2 in the series.
I love him…but he’s forgotten why.
A lot can happen in six years, and Ash and Pete have seen their world flipped upside down more times than most. Being parents to Pete’s young nephew wasn’t in their plan, but life happens to them and they roll with the punches. Or at least they did, until new heartache rocks their hard-won happily-ever-after.
Ash loves Pete as much as ever—more, in fact—but Pete battles alone with a burden that weighs heavily on his heart. Ash is no stranger to dark clouds, but the secret Pete keeps from him is a storm that could break them.
Despite the fierce love that once buoyed them, they’re both drowning until a new friend throws them a lifeline. His wisdom offers insight—for better or worse, real love is rarely a smooth journey. For Ash and Pete to come full circle once more, they’ll have to hit the road and chase it.
Okay, so feline-themed clubs were definitely not my bag, but I couldn’t deny that it felt amazing to be out and proud with Ash. I sank into a couple of beers, and the dark cloud that had become my constant companion lifted a touch, chased away by neon lights, glitter, and the swathes of naked man skin all around us.
Not that I took much notice of any man but Ash. He was never going to take his shirt off in public, but he didn’t need to. The fucker turned heads wherever he went, and the fact that he had no idea made me love him even more.
Made me want him even more.
We didn’t dance. Ever. But clubs had always made us horny in the past, and this one was no exception. The music ramped up and the heat seeped into us. The crowds thickened, pushing us ever closer. I pressed myself tight against Ash, so absorbed in him that I forgot to glare at anyone who dared look his way, and backed him into a nearby wall. “I like this club.”
“Yeah?” Ash hadn’t touched any booze, but his face was as flushed as mine felt, his eyes as hooded, and his skin jumped when I slid my hands beneath his T-shirt and over his chest. He licked his lips. “Do you think we’re gonna be here long?”
I doubted it, and it wouldn’t be the first time we’d cut loose early to run home and bang. But we weren’t at home now, and as I kissed Ash, it occurred to me that we’d never fucked anywhere that wasn’t our home. If tonight went the way most of our club adventures had before, where would it end? Would Ash fuck me in a hotel? I honestly had no idea. And whose fault is that? If I’d come with him when he’d first started traveling two years ago, I’d know, and perhaps would have even persuaded him that we could fuck anywhere we damn well pleased.
We kissed for hours in the club. The fact that Ash made no move to hustle me out clued me in to how he felt about banging in our hotel room, but I didn’t let that stop me enjoying him. Because, fuck, I’d missed him, even though he’d been right there from the moment I’d met him. Ash was my home, my family, my everything. We didn’t need to screw for me to know that.
Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.
When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.
Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.
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Love isn’t always responsible.
After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the limits.
Having to battle their way through a court case that could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of Micky’s deadbeat father, it seems everything is set to destroy their relationship before it even had the chance to start.
With such high stakes involved, not just for Micky but for once-burned, twice-shy Dan, they both have to learn that falling in love isn’t always responsible.
Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail—leave.
Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly searches for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.
She eventually moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.
Having worked in Higher Education for most of her career, a life-altering experience brought pen back to paper after she’d written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Having embarked on this writing malarkey, C F White cannot stop. So strap in, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride…
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Youngest Larson brother Damien has the luck of the devil. Fast talking and faster thinking, he owns a successful nightclub in Houston and runs an illegal poker room upstairs. After a troubled childhood, now nothing is out of Damien’s reach—except his accountant, Emma Haskell.
Emma has always been drawn to Damien’s dark intensity and the gleam in his eyes that promises more than she can possibly handle. But when her brother’s gambling threatens to destroy her family, Damien makes her an offer she’d be crazy to accept—but can’t refuse: her brother’s debts will be forgiven, and Emma belongs to him for thirty days.
In Damien’s world, he shows his angelic bookkeeper what it’s like to live with the devil. But Emma brings out a side in Damien he thought didn’t exist. Will the flames of lust scorch them both, or will this beauty tame the beast and give him something to fight for?
This is book 3 in the Larson Brothers series and we finally get Damien story. I have to admit, it took a bit for this story to warm up to me, but once it did there was no turning back.
So at first I thought okay, I read this kind of book before but the author adds a lot more to this indecent proposal. Damien is a very distant character, he’s controlled, aloof and seems detached in life. He doesn’t trust easy and only cares about his investments and his brothers. Emma is an anomaly to him because he has had naughty thoughts for his accountant since he interviewed her.
Emma loves her job and takes great pride in it. She works hard, goes home to her dog, Bentley and is constantly helping her brother and family get out of debt. She will do anything to make sure her parents don’t suffer. When her brother goes too far and Damien (her boss) agrees to help her for a price she once against puts other needs before or own, or does she?
These two are totally different characters however the author does a good job in pairing the two. There is an obvious attraction between the two and for Damien there is a pull of some sorts. If you’ve read books 1 and 2, you know the Larson Brothers didn’t have a good and loving home. He never understood unconditional love and that was one of h key interests in Emma. Emma sees more in Damien and for some reason she not only shocked by her responses to him but also craves his contact.
Damien is used to getting anything he wants in his world but he’s wasn’t prepared for Emma’s challenges and defiance. I got frustrated at Damien’s coldness towards Emma and his stance towards his feelings. I’m so glad we got to see his walls crumble, and when they finally do come down, they’ll cost him more than his cares to admit.
This was an intense and erotic read. We get to see how two characters fight and break through the perils that family and life shown them. This was classic Cherrie Lynn! She has this uncanny ability to make her readers go through the same feelings and emotions as her characters in her books. Every time I read a book by this author I’m left feeling raw, open and vulnerable. I’m so glad with the end in this book.
About The Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side, including Raw Deal. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and is fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live. Cherrie lives in East Texas.
A sweet, fun, and sexy stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
One night to remember
Is that too much to desire?
One night for fun, passion, and a chance to remember what it’s like to be a woman.
I’m not looking for love.
There’s a man in my life who loves me with all his heart. He has beautiful blue eyes, is three feet tall, and calls me mommy.
He’s my whole world and I’m his. Fate stole his daddy way too soon.
What would happen if I allowed fate another chance, just for one night?
One night to help a friend
Why did I agree to this?
Blind dates are disasters. If I weren’t helping the friend of a friend, I wouldn’t go.
I’m not looking for romance, love, or even a one-night stand.
After all, the man my friend knew is gone. I’m no longer the hockey star known for his “pep” on the ice and in the sack. I have a new life, and a new career—a new passion. I’m not looking for more.
When the blind date is a bust, could fate change everything?
One night doesn’t end with a kiss—it begins with one.
Be ready to laugh, cry, and fall head over heels as you meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha in this new sweet and sexy stand-alone romance, ONE NIGHT.
When we finally pull apart, before I can speak or even contemplate what happened, Malcolm’s blue eyes shine down on me, taking me in and reading me.
His voice rumbles through the background commotion of the bar. “You taste like sweet wine and smell like perfume and desire.”
Warmth fills my cheeks. “You taste like good beer.”
“Good? You’re a beer connoisseur?”
I shrug. “Mostly, I know cheap beer.”
He lifts my chin, bringing his indigo eyes into focus. The room disappears, making those blue orbs all I can see.
“I’m a connoisseur,” he says as his thumb gently rubs over my bruised lips. “And you, beautiful Mandy, if you were a beer, would never be a cheap one. No, you’re a rich custom craft brew. I see it in your eyes, feel it in your touch, and smell it in the air. Kissing a stranger isn’t something you do, is it?”
I try to move my eyes away, but Malcolm’s grip of my chin is unrelenting. Meeting his gaze, I reply, “No. I won’t even bore you with how long it’s been since I’ve kissed a real man.”
His eyes sparkle. “You kiss fake men?”
“Boys. Well, only one actually.”
“You kiss boys…” And then, as if the reality of his statement hits home, he asks, “You have a son?”
My heart flutters, its speed increasing by the second. “I do, but I don’t want to talk about him. Not because he isn’t important for he is—he’s my world—but because tonight isn’t about him. It’s about me.” I can’t gauge Malcolm’s reaction. I can only guess that he’s assuming that I’m some needy woman trying to get a man to take on the responsibility of a kid who isn’t his.
I reach out and splay my fingers over his chest. His heart is beating to match mine. “I don’t want to talk about him,” I continue, “because he’ll never know about you—I’ll never tell him and never introduce you. Don’t worry. I’m not after a man to rescue me. I’m perfectly content with my life as a mother. I just wanted to remember what it felt like to be a woman…for just one night.”
“I’m not anti-children—”
I shake my head. “Stop. That doesn’t matter.” It’s then that I notice the filled glasses on the table and laugh. “When did the waitress come?”
Malcolm bows his head until our noses touch. He inhales deeply, his eyes closing as his hand falls to my lap. “I’d say just after you.”
More heat floods my cheeks. “I-I didn’t…”
“Then we need to do something about that.” He looks again at the full glasses. “I think the drinks came while my tongue was busy getting to know your sweet mouth.” His hand splays over my thigh.
My breathing hitches. “Malcolm?”
“You said you want one night. One night doesn’t end with a kiss. It begins with one.”
This was a funny and sexy stand-alone that had me reading with a big smile on my face from cover to cover. I am loving the lighter side of Aleatha Romig. This book was a breath of fresh air. I hope she continues to write this fun and sexy type of stories.
This is the story of Amanda. Amanda has a 5-year-old son Jase and lost her husband in Iraq. After losing her husband 5 years ago,her main focus is on her son Jase, and her work. She hasn’t been on a date and her best friend talks her into stepping out and going on one date. She decides to go even though she feels she is not ready.
“You said you want one night. One night doesn’t end with a kiss. It begins with one.”
I really enjoyed the author’s take on a blind date. Malcolm was pretty great. You couldn’t help but fall for the guy. Loved Amanda too. She is a great mom and her focus and priorities always are about her son Jase. The secondary characters were great too. I loved the relationship she had with her bestie.
The book was just so well written. Every detail was perfect and everything in this book happens for a reason. The book flowed perfectly. I am not going to give any spoilers. After you read this book you will get what I mean. It is just a fun and flirty and super sexy book that will have you laughing out loud. I am a huge fan of books that after you finish reading you just feel good. This without a doubt is one of those books. I highly recommend this book if you want to enjoy a sweet, fun swoony read.
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
2017 brings Aleatha’s first “Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha” with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Title: Her Book Boyfriend
Author: K.R. Grace
Genre: Mature YA Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 25, 2017
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She believes the secret to love is in the tropes of her favorite romance novels. He’s the best friend prepared to prove her wrong.
Then comes the bet.
If she can’t land a boyfriend for prom by recreating the ten popular tropes in her favorite romance author’s books, she has to go to the prom with her.
They’ve been close their entire lives. He’s the rock god and school legend, while she’s the brainy sidekick who does all his dirty breakups. Thus, finding a guy who doesn’t think they’re already an item is going to be a lot harder than she thinks.
Will she land the book boyfriend of her dreams? Or will she be forced to go to prom with her best friend.
The truth is in the pages.
“Are we going to talk about whatever is really bothering you or do I have to stare at you like this for the rest of the day? We both know I can.”
He could. When we were seven, we’d had a staring contest. First one to look away had to eat a refrigerator concoction. I got distracted within fifteen seconds…he’d followed me around for the rest of the day, staring at me just to prove a point. And the refrigerator concoction…I still got cold chills when I thought about it. Yuck!
“There’s nothing to talk about. I had an idea. You think it’s stupid. I’m still doing it. End of story.”
“I didn’t say it was stupid. I said it was unnecessary.”
Appetite lost, I shoved the remainder of my sandwich into my lunch bag. “You know what, I don’t expect you to ever understand why I would need to resort to a book for dating advice.”
I occupied myself with searching for my iPad in the bottomless pit that was my backpack.
“What the hell is that supposed to mean?” he demanded.
I shoved my hair out of my face as I looked him dead in the eye. “It means you, oh great one, don’t know what it’s like to be rejected. All you have to do is wink and girls throw themselves at you.”
“That’s not true.”
“I just broke up with a girl for you because you were already too preoccupied with the new girl you were dry humping in the parking lot, for crying out loud!” I’d hit “drama queen” mode: arms flailing, voice at falsetto levels, spit flying, and face flaming red.
He blinked once before taking in a deep breath. “I don’t want to see you get hurt, Mace.”
“I can’t go through life only known as someone’s friend or someone’s daughter. I need to be someone’s world. It might be a foreign concept to you, but I crave it.”
“But a romance novel, Mace? Those things are nothing but unrealistic fantasies.”
I closed my eyes so I couldn’t see the truth in his. He didn’t think I could pull it off. Was I really that undesirable?
He took in a deep breath and let it out. “Okay. Here’s what we’re going to do. I’ll let you prove me wrong, but if I’m right, you have to be my date to prom.”
“What?” My eyes flung open. “Why do you want to go to prom with me?”
“Because, like you said, prom isn’t supposed to be spent with someone you don’t know.”
“I figured you had an orgy extravaganza in the works for prom night.” I snorted.
He pulled the green pick from his pocket and began twirling it across his knuckles. “Nah, too wild for me. I don’t want to go down in high school history as the guy who banged a girl on prom night. Too cliché.”
This book grabbed me from the first page and I kept reading until it was over. Extremely likeable characters, cute plot and written well. This book is the perfect beach read or a book you might want to lounge poolside and pick up and read.
This is the story of Macey. High School girl who like most has a poor self image and even though she is extremely smart doesn’t see herself as anything special. She of course is best friends with Cam a.k.a “hottest guy in school.” Macey reads a lot and wants a boyfriend so bad and decides to take all her book boyfriends qualities and how they got their girl and use it to get her a man.
“All her heroines start out loveless and by the end the hero is groveling at their feet, professing his undying love. If I follow the same steps her female leads took to get their happily ever after, I am golden for landing a boyfriend for prom.”
I loved the relationship that Cam and Macey had and wanted so badly to shake Macey and tell her to wake up and see what is standing right in front of her but, than I realized this is a high school girl and they just don’t see the things us adults see.
“Yes, I whispered. “Wrong”, he grounded out. “You deserve someone who will take you out, make you laugh, and return you home feeling like you’re the most cherished person in the world.”
Secondary characters added the perfect layer to the story to give you all the juicy high school drama that one looks for in a book. Loved that it was first person and my only complaint was the ending seemed a little rushed but it seems like there is a second book in the works and I can’t wait to get my hands on it because I have a feeling it is going to be full of drama and angst. Things I love in a book.
As a child, K.R. Grace had an overactive imagination. When it was obvious she wasn’t going to change anytime soon, her mom shoved a pen and paper in her hand and said, “Write it down.” So, at the age of eight, her first story was born, and the writing hasn’t stopped since. When she’s not running with wolves, sleeping with bears, or flying with falcons, she can be found checking out local bands or watching movies about things that go “boo” in the night. She lives in East Tennessee with a dog that is afraid of his own shadow and a cat that was a mob leader in a former life.
by Helen Hardt
Release Date: 29th August
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Shattered is a good addition to the Steel Brothers Saga series. It sucked me in from the very beginning. Even though this book is about a different brother, this must and should be read in order. While this book is a Romance novel it is a darker romance with triggers.
I adore Ms. Hardt unique and very talented writing style and with each book in this series there is always more that is uncovered and more love to be found. Shattered is Ryan and Ruby’s story but we get to dig deeper into the tragic events that surround Talon and the Steel family. I adore the tight and loving family bond the Steel family share and their determination to find all those responsible and their determination to uncover the truth behind Talon’s past.
I’m not going to say much because this series uncovers more each time I read a new book. The author not only gives readers a love story but also a dark mystery. Ryan was not as troubled as Talon and Jonah, so I was curious as to what his character would bring into this series. I was actually greatly surprised. He suffers from his own demons, maybe not as harsh but they are there. Ruby is a detective who has teamed up to help Ryan delve more into Talon’s dark, twisted and depraved past.
These two characters are nothing alike but there’s a reason Ms. Hardt put them together and let me say she hit the nail on the button. This is a dark erotic novel so expect some steamy scenes and the Steel Brothers way of handling darkness with their leading ladies their way. Ryan is so sweet and swoon worthy not only with Ruby but with his siblings. As Ryan and Ruby dig deeper into the mysteries surrounding Talon they become closer but Ruby’s past is darker and more twisted that Ryan imagined. Omg the twists and turns, the secret society and the sex was so good. I didn’t want this book to end! The title is fitting for all that the author delivered in this book because she Shattered me more than once. I highly recommend this book and all the books in this series.