6/28/16

REVIEW + EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY: MAN CANDY BY MELANIE HARLOW!!!!!

Title: Man Candy
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Melanie Harlow
Release Date: June 20, 2016
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SYNOPSIS:
He’s back.
Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.
But I can’t resist.
The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.
He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.
I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.
It might be the biggest mistake of my life.
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So here's the thing, I have a MAJOR crush on Melanie Harlow's books!!!!!

MAJORRRRRRRRRRRRR!

I can't stop reading them.
I can't stop wanting them.

Every time she releases a novel, I get SO FRIGGIN HAPPY! It's an exciting thing. She is a GO TO author for me. A "drop your life, read-read-read-NOW" author. I'm CRAZY IN LOVE WITH HER NOVELS. I find them to be the sweetest, funniest, sexiest, most consistently amazing books.

Not only does she write kick ass characters that are easy to love, but her stories are always busting with FEELLLLSSSS in the best way. And Man Candy was no different!!! It had all the things that make a Melanie Harlow novel special.

Endearing characters.
Sexy scenes.
Funny dialogue.
A fast paced, intoxicating plot.
And incredible writing.

It was one of the cutest friends to lovers/second chance romance novels I've read. Quinn was sweet and charming, yet dirty and delicious. And Jaime was fun, feisty, and completely relatable. These two had a dynamic that had me laughing out loud, swooning, and even shedding a couple of tears. It was just an overall fun, quick, steamy, and lighthearted read that still managed to hit you in the feels. I love it and definitely recommend reading.

Angie's Rating:

“It’s so good to see you, Jaime,” he said. “You look great.”
“You too,” I said before I could stop myself. I didn’t want him to think I still cared—in fact, I wanted him to know I wasn’t fooled by his charm. I wasn’t that silly little girl anymore, the one who’d doodled his name in her notebooks and blushed when he said hi at school and cried herself to sleep when he asked another girl to his prom. That silly little girl was gone, and in her place was a confident, smart, professional woman who knew her worth and, even better, the truth about love. No more stars in her eyes.
But why did he have to be so hot?
OK, pull yourself together. No drooling.
“I’m so glad this worked out.” Quinn let me go but stood too close, his feet planted wide and his arms crossed over his chest. He wore jeans, a gray knit pullover that hugged his muscular chest and arms, and his feet were bare. His hair was damp and messy on top, just like it had been the last time I’d seen him in person. His full lower lip made me want to bite it. Maybe even draw blood.
“Sorry, I just got out of the shower,” he said sheepishly, ruffling his hair. “Want to come in and catch up? Or maybe go out for a drink? I just need to throw some shoes on.”
“No.” Trying desperately to shove the image of him in the shower from my mind, I elbowed past him and trudged up the stairs. My cheeks were hot, which meant they were probably turning scarlet. They ruined my poker face every time.
“Come on, it’s Friday!”
“I have work to do.” He was naked a few minutes ago. And wet.
“Did you have a bad day?”
“No.” Rivulets of water streaming over those muscles.
“You already have plans tonight?”
“No.” Steam rising as he stroked himself beneath the spray.
“You don’t love me anymore?”
I froze as the shower fantasy exploded into bits, replaced by a humiliation that paralyzed me, one foot on the top step, one hand on the banister. Slowly, I turned my head and glared at him over one shoulder.
Now the grin cocked up on one side. “Because you used to, you know. You told me.”
“You need to forget about that.”
“Have you?”
“Yes,” I snapped. “That was a long time ago. Back when I was young and impressionable and believed in love.”
His brows went up. “You don’t believe in love anymore?”
“Not the romantic kind. That’s a fantasy used to sell things like lipstick and roses and diamonds.”
“Pretty jaded for twenty-seven, aren’t you?”
I resumed heading up the stairs. “I’m not jaded, Quinn. I’m just a realist.” And I’ve been burned before, trusting guys way less attractive than you.
He said nothing more, and I let myself into my flat. As soon as the door was shut behind me, I leaned back against it, exhaling and fanning my face.
He still got to me. That was so aggravating.
I mean, how was I supposed to sleep at night? Quinn Rusek was one fine piece of man candy, and I had a sweet tooth for him that wouldn’t quit.
But he’d made fun of me! Again! A nice guy would have at least pretended not to remember what I’d said. Or maybe apologized for humiliating me. Or not have brought it up at all!
What an asshole.
A hot asshole—the worst kind.
Curse you, Alex, and your generous heart.
And curse you, Quinn, for getting under my skin again. You stay away from me.

But a traitorous little part of me hoped he wouldn’t.
(Bet you can guess which part.)


Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.



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6/23/16

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT + $25 AMAZON CARD AND SIGNED PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY: EVERYTHING BY ERIN NOELLE!!!!!!!!! <<---- LOVE THIS AUTHORS BOOKS!!!

Title: Everything
Series: Boyfriend Series Spinoff Standalone 
Author: Erin Noelle
Release Date: June 24, 2016! 
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SYNOPSIS:
Music was part of my DNA, pumping hard through my veins, resonating deep within my bones. Not surprising, considering my dad was a global rock star and my mom had the voice of a fallen angel.
With my twin sister by my side in our indie-rock duo, Singed Wings, we were ready to finally see our name in lights when we opened for the hottest act to sell out stadiums – Jobu’s Rum Summer Reunion Tour.
The life I’d always wanted was finally within my reach. All I had left to do was finish out my last semester of high school.
But there was one problem: Ms. Sloan, the new art history teacher.
The same Ms. Sloan I’d met as Belle, the sexy little pixie who’d captivated me at a New Year’s Eve concert last year.
The same Ms. Sloan who’d owned nearly every one of my thoughts since that night.
The same Ms. Sloan whose class I was in danger of failing.
With my dream gig dangling just on the other side of that cap and gown, all of my focus should’ve been on my school work and improving my music as I prepared for my big shot to rock the world…
But I never expected her to rock mine first… and to change everything.
Everything is a standalone novel. It is a spin-off from the Book Boyfriend Series.
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I leaned down to her level then skimmed the tip of my nose along her jawline, inhaling her intoxicating scent. “But you are out with him? Like together, on a date?”

With a soft moan, her head lolled to the side, granting me access to the smooth, creamy skin of her neck. “Not together,” she rasped, her eyelids fluttering closed. “Friends… we’re just friends. I promise.”

Her words immediately erased most of the anger jetting through my veins. I still wasn’t happy she was out with him, because I knew damned well Mr. Carroll wasn’t interested in being “just friends.” But that was his fucking problem.

“And us?” I asked, as my mouth grazed from her throat to her hairline. “Are we just friends too, beautiful Belle?”

“We’re not friends,” she hissed when I caught her earlobe between my teeth and flicked my tongue over it. “And we shouldn’t… we can’t do this again. I’m your teacher.”

She made no attempt to open her eyes or to move away despite her claim, and I had no intention of stopping until she explicitly told me to. As she fought her own inner battle of right versus wrong, mind against body, I planned on showing her every reason we absolutely should and could do it again. And again and again.

“Indeed you are, Ms. Sloan,” I murmured against her delicate flesh, ghosting kisses from her ear to her barely-parted lips. “But right now, I think it’s time you learn a little lesson of your own.”

My mouth slammed down on hers, swallowing whatever her response was going to be. The lesson I had in mind involved a lot of doing, and not much talking. The question and answer portion came after the hands-on demonstration.

I swept my tongue across her lips, and she opened up for me without any resistance. My dick throbbed and twitched against my zipper as her hands fisted my shirt and tugged me closer. Our tongues melted together, the intensity of the kiss building deeper and deeper until I had to break free.

“Everett,” she breathed, reaching for me as I drew back. God, the sound of my name on her lips, full of desperate need, was like a direct hit of lightning between my legs. Instantly, I was rock-fucking-hard.

Belle Sloan awakened the untamed, possessive animal that lurked inside me. One I never knew existed before her. And there was no way of putting him back in his cage now.


Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and three fur babies. When she's not reading or writing romance novels, she enjoys winning at cards and board games, awkward people-watching in public places, and doing cartwheels at the most random times. She's usually barefoot, is never without a song in her head, and currently holds the title of World's Best Procrastinator.

Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, Dusk 'Til Dawn Series, Luminous Duet, Fire on the Mountain series, and numerous standalone books that range from New Adult to Contemporary romance. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list as well as the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.

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6/22/16

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT ALERT - EASY KISSES BY KRISTEN PROBY!!

Title: Easy Kisses
Series: Boudreaux Standalone #4
Author: Kristen Proby
Release Date: June 21, 2016
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SYNOPSIS:
The Boudreaux Series. Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.
Simon Danbury, an internationally sought after motivational speaker, helps women from all walks of life with love, self-esteem, dating and career building skills. Handsome, witty and wealthy, Simon seemingly has everything a man could want.
But appearances can be deceiving.
While Simon may have the answers for millions of women all over the world, when it comes to his own love life, he’s a giant, sexy mess. Divorced, and convinced that he’ll never love again, the very last thing he expects is one Charly Boudreaux.
Charly doesn’t want to be at this seminar in the middle of nowhere, but her sister made her go. She’s the one who has her life together. Great career, amazing family, nice home, and loyal friends. So what if she doesn’t have a man? She doesn’t need one. If she’s learned anything in her almost thirty years, it’s that men are more trouble than they’re worth.
And they have a nasty habit of breaking your heart into a million tiny pieces.
So she’ll sit through all of Simon’s touchy feely crap and go home and get on with her life. Except Simon isn’t really spouting crap, and when he smiles at her, the butterflies are ridiculous.
Never mixing business with pleasure, Simon finds Charly, a bright spot in a universe that’s been dark for too long. But will he be able to resist her?
And why would he want to?
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“What are your favorite shoes in the world?”

“My pink stilettos. They’re Louboutin. I’ve had them for five years and if the heel ever breaks on them I’ll cry for a week.”

“That sounds serious.”

“I’m always serious about shoes,” she says. “What’s your favorite thing?”

This makes me pause and run my finger over my lips, thinking. “I don’t know if I have a favorite thing.”

“Oh, come on,” she says and rolls her eyes. “There has to be something.”

This. With you.

“I have an affection for my car.”

“What kind of car do you have?” she asks with a raised brow.

“The fast kind,” I reply with a grin.

“I have a new car,” she replies. “It ranks up there with favorite things.”

Before I can reply, she shivers, and I realize that the sun has just dipped behind a mountain, making the air colder. I reach under the seat for a blanket and wrap it around her shoulders, my face inches from hers. All I’d have to do is turn my head and my lips would be on hers.

Instead, I drag a knuckle down her cheek and tuck her hair behind her ear.

“This is the first time my professionalism has ever been tested,” I whisper, surprised that the words are spoken aloud.

“What do you mean?” she asks. She licks her lips as she stares at mine, and I feel my blood flow directly to my cock.

Bloody fantastic.

“We should get back.” Before I can move, she grips my forearm with her hand, keeping me still.

“What do you mean?” she asks again.

I shake my head, but not answering her is simply disrespectful. So, I clear my throat and cup her cheek in my hand as I look into her eyes.

“You’re special, Charly, and I’m quite attracted to you. But you’re a client. So I have to keep this strictly business between us.”

She narrows her eyes. “Are you telling me that you take women on your boat, alone, often, and keep it business?”

“No,” I reply and sigh. “I’m never alone with clients.”

“Breaking rules,” she says in that slow Southern drawl of hers that makes me want to kiss the fuck out of her. “But I should remind you that I never said that I wanted you back.”

I don’t bother to reply; I simply smile and walk away, start the boat engine, and take us back to the resort.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.



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6/21/16

ANGIE'S 5 STAR REVIEW + EXCERPT: STRIPPED BARE BY EMMA HART <<---- SIZZLING HOT READ!

Title: Stripped Bare
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: June 21, 2016
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SYNOPSIS:
What do you get when you mix a bachelorette party, the queen of dating disasters, and a stripper so hot he was forged from the fires of hell? Screwed. You get screwed....
Cocky. Commanding. Powerful. Relentless.
Those four words all summed up West Rykman perfectly.
So did filthy, dirty, sexy, and addictive.
He was supposed to be my one night stand...not my new marketing client.
He was definitely not supposed to be back inside my pants, not that anybody told him that.
I knew one thing: What West Rykman wanted, West Rykman got.
And he wanted me.
What happens in Vegas... might just make you stay.
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Reading an Emma Hart book is like stepping into a land brimming with delicious, happy, and enticing FEELS. Her novels are decadent, steamy and always fun. They leave me with tummy flutters, goofy smiles and an overall sense of pure bliss. Her heroines are fierce and sassy, and her hero's are alpha male perfection. 

JUST. DIVINE. 

She's an author who knows how to romance her readers. She does it time and time again. I love her stories, I can't get enough. She engages my senses, make me blush, swoon, and giggle. And at the end of the day she strikes me with a "this is the best book ever" feeling. It happens EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. And I truly can't say enough good things. 

Stripped Bare was everything!! EVERYTHING I wanted and SO MUCH more. It was HOT, and I'm not talking a little hot! It had have me sweating!!!! West DOES NOT PLAY AROUND. He is a BEAST in bed, a dirty talking KING! And when he wants something he does not back down. You can't help but fall, and fall fast. He's swoony with a cocky, arrogant disposition that makes you squirm. An alpha who drives you crazy, yet lights you on fire at the same time. FANTASTIC.

"West Rykman was addictive; his very touch was an aphrodisiac. His kiss was a deadly drug, and I was afraid I was hooked on him."

Mia is our heroine who meets West when she takes her friend (who's getting married) to a strip club for her bachelorette party. West is there and is paid to give Mia a little show. Whooooooo, baby!!!! ***cue melty feelsssss***

Mia is a down right lovable character. She's smart and sassy yet undeniably cute. She's had a string of dating disasters that have put her off. She's tired of meeting the wrong guys and she's sick of falling in love. Mia is endearing. She's a girls girl who loves her friends and is loyal and fierce. 

“Mia,” he whispered, kissing the curve of my shoulder. He propped himself up on his elbow, his cock pulling out of me, and moved the hair that covered my face. His eyes were heavy lidded as I peered up at him. “What are you doing to me, angel?” 
“Probably the same thing you’re doing to me,” I answered softly before swallowing. I rolled over onto my back and softly stroked my fingers along the curve of his jaw. “And I don’t know that, either.” 

Together Mia and West have an undeniable chemistry. Their first meeting is EXPLOSIVE and leaves a lasting imprint on them both. It's INTOXICATING. 

This story is exceptionally hot. It's a good time, the perfect lazy day read. It'll have you smiling from ear to ear and it'll certainly get you hot and bothered. I truly loved everything about this erotic, sizzling romance. Emma Hart nailed it. Stripped Bare, seduced, enticed and romanced this reader from the first to the last page. I was hooked! I can't wait to see what's up next for Beck!

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“You should have come and got me when that prick made you uncomfortable.”
I turned to face him. “Are you seriously telling me off?”
We paused as the traffic stopped, and he cut his gaze to me. “I couldn’t see you. I told you it wasn’t safe for you to go alone.”
I rolled my eyes. “He was only there for two minutes. I would have stabbed him with my stiletto before he could do anything.”
“And I believe you, but it doesn’t change the fact that he made you uncomfortable.”
We turned a corner.
“I don’t want anything to happen to you just because you’re determined to do market research.”
“Nothing happened to me.”
“Mia, it doesn’t change the fact that it couldn’t. He only left because I showed up. I watched the entire fucking thing.”
“And you only came in at the end? Gee, thanks, West. Knight in fucking shining armor right there, aren’t you?” I ran my fingers through my hair and looked away. The light curls were still in place, although they were more of a lazy wave, and I stared at my reflection in the side mirror. “We should probably not do this again.”
“On the contrary, I was having fun until the end. I don’t have fun much.”
“Looking out for me was fun? Yeah, okay.”
“I told you,” he said, pulling up outside my apartment block, which was really more of a converted three-story house. “I don’t want anything to happen to you. I’d feel bad.”
“Well, thanks. I’m gonna look over these notes in the morning and I’ll e-mail you. Okay?” I paused with my hand on the door and glanced back at him.
He was out of the fucking car.
Why was he out of the fucking car?
“Why are you out of the car?”
He smirked. Damn that smirk. “I’m taking you up.”
“Like hell you are.” I slammed the door and walked around the sleek Audi to stand right in front of him. I looked up at him and caught his gaze. “I can make it in and out of an elevator.”
“I’m sure you can. But I’m still taking you up.”
“No. You’re not!”
“All right, then.” He grabbed my waist and lifted me.
A shriek escaped between my lips as he swung me upward and over his shoulder. I scrambled to keep hold of my purse, but he ignored me as he carried me inside and pushed the elevator button.
“West! Put me down right now!”
He ignored me again and tightened his grip around my thighs when I tried to wriggle down. His strength was crazy. I was stuck there.
“Put me down! Now!”
He shook his head, this time acknowledging my words. But that was it. A fucking head shake.
“This is hardly professional!” I yelled, my voice echoing off walls of the metal box that was the elevator. I couldn’t believe he’d slung me over his shoulder like some kind of caveman.
Yo, Wilma, Betty? Fred and Barney escaped. I found one of them.
“West Rykman, I swear to a god I don’t believe in that, if you don’t put me down right this goddamn second, I’m going to tear your balls off with my bare hands and shove them up your ass!”
The elevators doors opened, and he took the few steps toward my door before finally, slowly, lowering me back down to the ground.
“Ugh!” As soon as my feet hit the floor, I stepped back and glared at him. “How dare you manhandle me?”
He fixed his bright, Caribbean-blue eyes on mine and curved his lips. “I told you I was taking you upstairs. I didn’t tell you I was walking you up.”
“You’re an animal.”
“You weren’t coming up alone. I was raised a gentleman.”
That made me stop rummaging for my keys and raise my eyebrows in disbelief. “You take off your clothes for a living, and the first time we met, you flexed your cock against my face.”
He grabbed my waist for a second time tonight and spun me against my door. I dropped my purse in my shock, but I couldn’t reach for it because he’d cupped my chin and forced me to look at him.
“And the second time we met,” he said in a low voice, “you flexed my cock against the back of your throat. What point are you trying to make, angel?”
“That you’re no more a gentleman than I am a lady,” I shot back. “Now, let me go so I can go inside and consider how we continue this professional relationship.”
West searched my eyes for a long moment before dropping his hand. He took half a step back, and I went to reach for my purse, but he changed his mind.
He smoothly spun back to me, and no sooner had I met the flash of his blue eyes than he had his mouth on mine. I let out a quiet moan when he swept his tongue across the seam of my lips and wrapped one arm around my waist. He pulled our bodies together, my shoulders pressing into the door, and kissed me deeply.
My head swam. I couldn’t make head or tails of this, and although it was wrong, so wrong, I couldn’t stop.
The kiss was hot—oh god, so hot—and my whole body felt like it was on fire as I wound my fingers in the collar of his shirt and held him closer to me. His fingers twitched against my back as one of his hands slid down and cupped my ass. He squeezed, pulling my hips to his. His erection was obvious, pushing into me, and I whimpered into his mouth.
God, I wanted him.
He pulled away from me as abruptly as he’d kissed me, but he didn’t move. His mouth eased its way across my jaw to my ear, and his hot breath skittered across my skin when he paused there.
“I might call you angel, but I have a feeling you’re going to be my own personal sin, Mia O’Halloran.”
He kissed the tender spot just beneath my ear, making me shiver, and released me. I struggled to control my breathing as I watched him walk away toward the stairwell. He paused at the top, and I sank my teeth into my bottom lip.
He turned.
Dropped his gaze to my mouth.
Met my eyes.
Disappeared.
I sank back against my door. I could still feel his touch. His taste lingered on my lips, and although it wasn’t anything incredibly specific, he was there, teasing me without being near me. I brushed hair from my face, picked my purse up, and dug for my key. I found it and let myself into the dark apartment.
I locked the door behind me and walked to my bed. I’d barely undressed and retrieved my phone with its alarm before I buried myself beneath the sheets.
Shit.


By day, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies - usually wine - and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

6/20/16

6 STAR REVIEW OF A MUST READ BOOK: SAY YOU'LL STAY BY CORINNE MICHAELS!!!

So here's the thing. YOU NEED THIS BOOK. This book is everything to me. As you'll see in my review below, I was blown away! This book is a 6 star read. It's going to make a LASTING impression on you. It delivers in EVERY WAY!


Title: Say You'll Stay
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Corinne Michaels
Release Date: June 20, 2016!  
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SYNOPSIS:
One word.
Stay.
It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.
That was seventeen years ago.
I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.
Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.
This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .
** This book is a STANDALONE **
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“I could drown in you.” 
My eyes open.... “I could let you.” 

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT! HOLY FREAKING WHOA. Let me be frank, I went into this with zero expectations. I was intrigued by the blurb. I was in LOVE with that cover. I knew it would be good. I did not know that it would OBLITERATE ME. I had no idea that I would feel beat me up and put together at the very same time. I had no idea I would yearn and need, feel a desperation for this couple that drove me to the brink of insanity. I had no idea what was waiting for me deep inside those pages. And IT. FLAT. OUT. BLEW. ME. AWAY. 

It was one of those reads where when I finished, I had to sit back, close my eyes, let out an exhausted breath, and just soak it all in. Riveting, tumultuous, intoxicating, each page kept me hovering right on the edge. 

Honestly, this review is so hard review to write. I don't think I can do Say You'll Stay justice. I don't know how to review it adequately. It just too good. And I am crazy in love with it. So crazy, it's turned into an almost fanatical feeling. 

I'm DROWNING with the need to get this book IN YOUR HANDS. I want to stand on my perch and scream, "READ THIS. READ THIS NOW!" And let me tell you, that is what I live for. I LOVE a novel that lights a fire inside me, that drives me nutty, that makes me want to shove it down everyone's throat! This book is one of my FAVORITE READS EVER. 

EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR! 

I came away feeling like I had lived, like I had LIVED AND BREATHED each word handed to me, felt every feeling as if they were my own. This book, for the hours I read it, become MY REALITY. I was bound to it. 

It's hands down one of the most emotionally explosive novels I've read. It HOOKS YOU and doesn't release you. It's HEAVY HITTING in the feels department. Heart breaking yet undeniably sweet. It's a novel that's easy to invest in. The author holds nothing back. She unleashes angst like a violent Tsunami. It's gritty. It leaves you raw. But it's also one of the sweetest second chance romances. I guarantee you'll ache, cry, want, and need for Presley and Zach. You'll read it in one sitting, because that's the only option. It's addicting. And when it's done, you'll wish for more. A truly BREATHTAKING ride. 

"Presley is mine. Always has been. Always will be. I’ll make damn sure of that.' 

Zach and Presley come from a small town in Tennessee called Bell Buckle. They were each others first loves and they both thought it would last forever. That naivety lead to pure heartbreak. Things didn't work out. Years later Presley is married with two kids and Zach is well, Zach--hot as f-ck!!! 

Both are on different paths now. However, unexpectedly life implodes for Presley, leading her back home, to the small town she's spent years trying to escape. With no other options, desperate, and suffering from a heart that's shredded, she struggles to find a way to cope and put her life back together for the sake of her two kids. 

I can't say more than that. I think this book needs to be read without anymore info. There are twist and turns. The love that Zach and Presley have for each other has never died. And no amount of time could distinguished the flame these two carry. But with that flame, there is also so much bitterness and hurt. Feelings of abandonment, deep disappointment, and overall loss haunt them.

"So many memories between us. It’s easy to look at him and recall them all [....] We lived as if nothing could touch us. We had passion, trust, love, and hope for the future we dreamed of. I still see the boy who had the world at his feet. He’s deep inside this man who I don’t know anymore." 

This is a story about finding yourself, picking yourself up, and learning you can handle anything life throws at you. It's about finding happiness in the worst situation. About accepting things you can't even begin understand. It's about forgiveness and second chances. And of course love that never dies. 

"You and me, Presley. You and me.” 

A small town romance with a family feel, this novel is heart wrenching, engrossing, sexy, compelling. I can't say enough good things. A total winner. One you NEED to read. One I highly recommend over and over. It's going down in my book as one of the best. 6 stars!!!!!!

Angie's Rating:

Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.