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New Release/Review: 27 Lies: Luke’s story by M.J. Fields

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New Release/Review: 27 Lies: Luke’s story by M.J. Fields27 Lies: Luke's story by M.J. Fields
on October 16, 2016
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A long time ago...
I was young and naive. I thought I could save the world. I thought that protecting those around me from hurt and pain was what I was born to do. She made me feel that way. Ava Links, the little girl who was too fucking stubborn for her own good. The little girl who absorbed the hurt and pain of everyone around her and tried to bring sunshine to them all. The little girl who didn’t give a damn if people picked on her about wearing a crown and tutu every day. A little girl who somehow looked at me, expecting—no, damn near demanding—I protect her.
I saw the pain she hid, and as I grew older, I understood that pain. The pain of being so much to so many that there is really never a “you”.
I took control of my life...
I had to get away from everyone who pulled at me in order to claim myself. When I became the man I was destined to be, I began to live. Then, one drunken night, Ava Links, no longer a little girl, said the right damn thing to me, and everything changed. After seven years of fucking her while home on leave with no expectations, now my life is out of control…
One bad dream, one I love you, one night of pushing her the hell out of my life, one drummer stealing her heart, and one explosion took everything away.
Lies are told. Lies are unraveling. Lies are going to destroy. These are my truths


This book was absolutely amazing, from start to finish I was sucked in and literally could not put it down, the only reason I did not finish reading it in one sitting was because I had to get up for work the next morning, otherwise I would have read it all at once.

The story and the writing in this book is very fast paced and will keep you hooked and feeling like you are right there with Ava and Luke as they go through the struggles of life.

Luke and Ava, whether they are together or apart, have taken a little piece of my heart and run away with it, these two have hurt and been through so much, the story was so well written that I forgot how little time had passed from the ending of book one to where book two picked up.  Book one ended with Ava having her babies early when she learned of T (her boyfriend) passing and that Luke had been in an accident while on a mission ( he is in the army).  While both Luke and Ava struggle to put their lives back together, Luke learns something about Ava and her babies that sends his world spinning again.  Luke sets out to right the spinning of his world, and at the same time tries to help Ava bring her world back on its axis as well.  Luke and Ava are so stubborn, each in their own way, and I spent half the book holding my breath hoping that Luke will be able to knock down all the walls that Ave has put up around her and the babies.

I am not ready at all for this series to be over, my heart has been torn apart (in a good way) with Ava and Luke’s story, through book one and two (27 Lies is Luke’s story and is book two in the series, book one is a must ready before book two), both of these books will be added to the shelf of my must reads, and Luke and Ava will forever hold a special place in my heart.

I would give 27 LIES: LUKES STORY 5/5 stars, if there were more stars to give I would this book is very deserving of more than 5stars. – Reviewed by Kendra Needs

Review: You & Me by Lisa Shelby

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Review: You & Me by Lisa ShelbyYou & Me by Lisa Shelby
on October 2nd 2016
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Jonathan Kelly had planned for a week of fun with the boys before heading back to Afghanistan. He never expected to fall in love.
Naturally beautiful, and funny, Emily wasn’t like any woman he had ever known. She brought a smile to the face of everyone that met her. To Jonathan, she was perfect. Pure light. He knew the day he met her that he had met the only woman he would ever love.
Emily Jacobs wasn’t prepared for Jonathan to walk into her life. She wasn’t ready to have this man rock her to her core when nearly every other man in her past had been such a disappointment. The instant connection she felt with this handsome, kind Marine was unlike anything she had ever experienced.
Emily wants nothing more than to give herself to him, but can she get past the barrier that could keep them apart?
She has a secret so big that she’s sure it will shatter everything they have together; this rare connection that they’ve forged in just one short week.
So Emily is left with one of the biggest decisions of her life.
Trust him or walk away?


When Emily agrees to go on vacation with her girlfriends she never expected Jonathan a guy who was gonna serve in Afghanistan in a week. She and Jonathan hit it off right away and Jonathan is hoping he will have Emily to come back to but she refuses to commit or even tell him why. Five years have passed and Jonathan has lost a lot in his life but when the woman of his dreams walks back in the bar and kisses and hugs his fellow coworker Mick he sees red. When Emily sees him and comes to say hello he is very stiff with her not the same guy she knew and she feels really bad. Eventually she and Jonathan are in the same vicinity and she gets a chance to explain herself and try as he might he begins to soften towards Emily. This is a story of a lot of ups and downs and heartbreak and I felt myself tearing up sometimes but reading the struggles they both had really made this story stick with you I just loved it! – Reviewed by Linda Rea

Blog Tour: Dirty 30 by Cassandra Lawson

by Cassandra Lawson

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Title: Dirty at 30

Series: Love Without Batteries #1

Author: Cassandra Lawson

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date: October 16



I hadn’t realized I was stuck in a rut until the day I lost Raphael. There I was, just about to reach my big O when he died. I tried replacing his batteries, but nothing worked. It was that frustrating moment when I decided I wanted a real man in my life.
Ty seems like the perfect guy. He’s sexy, sweet, and he can satisfy me in ways Raphael never could. Unfortunately, he’s also my stepson’s best friend. While only five years younger, Ty seems like forbidden fruit, but I still find myself unable to resist him. Now, I just need to figure out if this is the beginning of a forbidden romance that will end in tragedy, or if Ty could be my happily ever after.
Following their disastrous marriages, Brook, Chelsea, and Delaney swore off men. After years of being on their own, these ladies have decided they want more. At the age of thirty, the three friends make a pact to re-enter the dating world. Little do they know they are all destined to find love in the arms of younger men.
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“Do you want to stay?” I asked shyly.

Meeting my gaze, his lips parted slightly, and he just stared at me for a moment, his inner struggle clear. “Yes. I want to stay more than you can possibly know.”

“Then stay,” I suggested, placing one hand on his bicep and allowing it to trail down his arm.

Ty watched my hand as it made its descent.

“Would you have asked me to stay before I kissed you?” he asked, meeting my gaze again. “Think carefully, sweetheart, because I need to know this isn’t just lust talking. I need to know you won’t regret this.”

I opened my mouth to tell him I definitely wouldn’t regret it, but I hesitated. “I don’t know,” I replied honestly.

He closed his eyes and took several breaths before opening them. “Then we’ll wait. I need more than one night with you.”

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Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.

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