Book Reviews

These are a Few of My Favorite Things- Devil’s Lair

Hello everyone. Hope this post finds you well. Such a different day out my window from my last post. Today is chilly, dreary, and rainy. April showers bring May flowers and all that though, right? 🙂

As some of you may know, I’m an author myself. I’m hoping to get a newsletter started and hope you’ll all subscribe to keep in touch and see what I’m up to. I’ve also been working on a book and have some very exciting news that I hope to share with you all soon. Make sure to stay tuned.

Today’s book review is Devil’s Lair by Anna Zaires. It’s been such a long time since Ms. Zaires gave her fans a new dark romance and this one did not disappoint.

            The book opens in the middle of the action. Chloe is being shot at and is running for her life. A little backstory—Chloe’s mom has passed away. The police ruled it a suicide, but Chloe knows it wasn’t suicide. She was there, she heard the men in the house, and since that day, she’s been on the run. But now, they’re on her tail, and she’s out of money—she’s hit a dead end.

            She picks up a newspaper from the small town she stopped for gas in and happens to find a classified ad looking for a tutor for a young child, and it pays cash. Chloe has her education degree and needs cash, so she applies but realizes it will be a long shot.

            Nikolai, our sexy and dangerous hero, is the man who placed the ad. He needs an English tutor for his young son, and Chloe has caught his attention.

            From the minute he opens his door to welcome Chloe for her interview, there are sparks. Their relationship-employer and tutor, should be forbidden.

            Nikolai recognizes Chloe is leaving out some details of how she ended up at his doorstep and set out to unravel the mystery.

            Chloe senses the danger that surrounds Nikolai, but like a moth to a flame, she is inexplicably drawn to him.

            This story is nonstop action coupled with steamy sex. Once I picked it up, I was unable to put it down. Grab yourself a copy and let yourself get pulled into Anna Zaires’ new dark romantic world!

            Devil’s Lair is available on Amazon for $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Lair-Molotov-Obsession-Duet-ebook/dp/B08N6XC5LG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=10895ON4O3NEG&dchild=1&keywords=devil%27s+lair+anna+zaires&qid=1618521185&sprefix=devil%27s+lair%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUDVPMzFBRVo5ODVWJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODU1MzQ5MTM4NlZFQ001NElKVyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDUxMDI4MkVGSDEzUTBLV0lYUyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Next up: Hearts: Last Beat by Ellie Masters.

***If you have a book you want me to read and review, drop me an email. I’d love to do a post for you.

Happy Reading! ~Tara

Book Reviews

These are a Few of My Favorite Things- Devil’s Lair

Hello everyone. Hope this post finds you well. Such a different day out my window from my last post. Today is chilly, dreary, and rainy. April showers bring May flowers and all that though, right? 🙂

As some of you may know, I’m an author myself. I’m hoping to get a newsletter started and hope you’ll all subscribe to keep in touch and see what I’m up to. I’ve also been working on a book and have some very exciting news that I hope to share with you all soon. Make sure to stay tuned.

Today’s book review is Devil’s Lair by Anna Zaires. It’s been such a long time since Ms. Zaires gave her fans a new dark romance and this one did not disappoint.

            The book opens in the middle of the action. Chloe is being shot at and is running for her life. A little backstory—Chloe’s mom has passed away. The police ruled it a suicide, but Chloe knows it wasn’t suicide. She was there, she heard the men in the house, and since that day, she’s been on the run. But now, they’re on her tail, and she’s out of money—she’s hit a dead end.

            She picks up a newspaper from the small town she stopped for gas in and happens to find a classified ad looking for a tutor for a young child, and it pays cash. Chloe has her education degree and needs cash, so she applies but realizes it will be a long shot.

            Nikolai, our sexy and dangerous hero, is the man who placed the ad. He needs an English tutor for his young son, and Chloe has caught his attention.

            From the minute he opens his door to welcome Chloe for her interview, there are sparks. Their relationship-employer and tutor, should be forbidden.

            Nikolai recognizes Chloe is leaving out some details of how she ended up at his doorstep and set out to unravel the mystery.

            Chloe senses the danger that surrounds Nikolai, but like a moth to a flame, she is inexplicably drawn to him.

            This story is nonstop action coupled with steamy sex. Once I picked it up, I was unable to put it down. Grab yourself a copy and let yourself get pulled into Anna Zaires’ new dark romantic world!

            Devil’s Lair is available on Amazon for $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Lair-Molotov-Obsession-Duet-ebook/dp/B08N6XC5LG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=10895ON4O3NEG&dchild=1&keywords=devil%27s+lair+anna+zaires&qid=1618521185&sprefix=devil%27s+lair%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUDVPMzFBRVo5ODVWJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODU1MzQ5MTM4NlZFQ001NElKVyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDUxMDI4MkVGSDEzUTBLV0lYUyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Next up: Hearts: Last Beat by Ellie Masters.

***If you have a book you want me to read and review, drop me an email. I’d love to do a post for you.

Happy Reading! ~Tara

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things- Stolen Lust

Hello everyone! If you are in the northern hemisphere, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring weather. As I write I’m sitting by my window looking outside at the beautiful blue sky and listening to the birds singing. Although we live in a neighborhood, we’re fortunate enough to have chickens, who are all enjoying the early spring weather as well. Soon, we’ll get the garden planted! I’ll share some pictures once everything is up and going.

But on to the real reason for the post, my review of Stolen Lust by Charmaine Pauls.

If you are new to Charmaine’s books, you have some catching up to do. She has several dark romance series available that are all fantastic! I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of Stolen Lust, and it did not disappoint.

Let me set the stage: The book opens at a Casino in South Africa. Cas is on a date with a real winner, Mint. He’s the eye-rolling, book-throwing kinda jerk. After he splits the bill and makes her chip in for gas, the two set off to bring Cas home. On the way, they are carjacked. Enter Ian- the mysterious, handsome carjacker.

Like the coward I figured him to be, Mint takes off and leaves Cas at the mercy of Ian.

Terrified and certain she will be either raped or killed or worse—both, Cas is forced to drive Ian to a safe house where she ends up spending the night with him. What’s more surprising is she finds herself willingly giving her body to him.

The situation gets even more jumbled when she is returned home, unharmed, and questioned by the police about her disappearance and Mint’s stolen car.

Cas is confused and searches for Ian’s real identity.

Ian is wanted and on the run but is also totally obsessed with Cas. He can’t cut all ties to her, even if it risks his safety.

This book has so many twists and turns; it will keep you guessing at what will happen next. It also has some super steamy scenes. Ian and Cas’s chemistry is off the charts, but will their tentative attraction be able to withstand the complications being thrown at it? That’s a question I can’t answer. We’ll all have to wait for book two to find out what happens with this couple.

Stolen Lust released today and is available in Kindle edition for $4.99

Grab your copy and while you’re there, check out Charmaine’s other series!

Next up is a Devil’s Lair by one of my favorite author’s Anna Zaires!!

Until then. Happy Reading ~Tara

***If you have a book you want me to read and review, drop me an email. I’d love to do a post for you.

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

April 7, 2021

Psychological Romantic Thrillers aren’t typically my jam, UNLESS Trisha Wolfe writes it! She just released her latest Dark Psychological Thriller, Cruel. Let me tell you; it’s an intense ride. Let me set the scene: Blakely Vaughn comes from a wealthy family, but in her true psychopath nature, she has rejected her family and money to pursue her desires. Her choice of occupation—exacting justice on those who’ve wronged others. It’s all going well until Dr. Alex Chambers enters the scene. Alex is a biomedical scientist who works to find cures for diseases. He’s cute and a bit nerdy, but harmless, right?

Blakely sees the chance to use Alex to help with her plans. She neglects to see that Alex is becoming overly interested, some may say obsessed with her, and has plans of his own. What happens after that? Well, you’re going to have to read it to find out.

This story will have you asking yourself so many questions. When does finding a cure for something cross ethical lines? When does interest in someone turn into obsession and stalking?

Blakely and Alex are an unlikely duo feeling all kinds of emotions that are foreign to both of them. Wolfe has once again managed to suck me into her dark writing with this one. I can’t wait for book two!!

Cruel is currently in Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Grab yourself a copy. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

Next up is Stolen Lust By: Charmaine Pauls

If you have a book you want me to read and review, drop me a note and let me know!

 Happy Reading!

~Tara

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C.P. Mandara’s Violent Retaliation

Wow! Where do I start? C.P. Mandara’s latest book release, Violent Retaliation is a steamy, sexy, and oh so twisted read. For those of you who are new to her books, you might want to start with her Special Agents Series–that’s where you’ll first be introduced to James, Lois, and my personal favorite Adrien Dumortier. The Special Agent’s Series are 6 books of non-stop action and lots of sex!

That brings us to her new series featuring Adrien. Violent Retaliation is Book 3 in the series and picks up with Adie’s torture of Ione (who is really Melinder Leader posing as Ione) in the hopes of drawing James out of hiding and getting back to Lois. What Adie doesn’t realize is James is up to his neck in his own problems and has no way of reaching out to Adie. Let’s not forget about Lois, who is pregnant and kidnapped. What does her kidnapper want? Adrien Dumortier.

Adie continues torturing Leader, frustrated that James isn’t responding to the video messages he’s sending out. He’s reaching his last straw and Leader is nearing the end of her life. Will James get to Adie in time? And what about Lois?

Adie is obsessed with Lois, I would even go out on a limb and say he loves Lois-in whatever capacity he’s able to love. He thinks his best friend and the woman he’s laid claim to deserted him and left him for dead to simply move on with their life without him. Only now, Lois’s life depends on Adie rescuing her. Throw in the fact that she’s pregnant with her husband, James’s baby and we have a real issue. What will Adie do when he learns about all this? Does Lois still have feelings for Adie?

Mandara does something few other author are able to accomplish quite so well. She gets inside the minds of her characters and brings that internal monologue to life on the page. The banter between characters is natural and makes reading her stories so much fun.

This book is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat with the action and the unexpected twists. Who will you end up cheering for Team James or Team Adie or maybe a little of both?

Violent Retaliation is available on Amazon, it’s free in Kindle Unlimited. Don’t wait, go grab yourself a copy and jump on on the adventure with my favorite fictional sadist.

Next up…. Trisha Wolfe’s new novel Cruel.

Happy Reading

~Tara