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An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

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An amazingly cute, fun and sexy romance about a girl looking for love in the wrong places when the right guy has been there all along.Spirited, superstitious and a bit wacky Kelly Byrne believes in fate, fortune and psychics. Having been told that she’s met her true love and that she’d be with him by Christmas, she goes on the hunt. Going through her ex-boyfriends list wouldn’t be such a shore if only her heart would cooperate instead of insisting on spending time with her best friend who would never be “the one,” right?

“A snowy afternoon. With adult beverages. And Christmas movies. And my dog. And Mark. I follow after him, feet frozen, face numbt, and heart so full I don’t even know what to do with myself.”

For the past decade, Mark Blakely has loved Kelly from behind their best friend barrier because the timing between them has never been right. He’s lent his shoulder when guys break her heart, he cooks dinner for her, stays with her while she decorates her tree and even half adopted her dog, Rigby. But her ex for Christmas list is just nonsense. Can he convince her that he’s what she’s looking for?

Mark and Kelly’s relationship was absolutely addicting. I just loved the banter between them. It was fun and felt natural in a way that only a true friends can establish. It was infectiously amusing from start to finish. They were there for each other through thick and thin. Ok, it was mostly Mark grumpily but with a ton of affection helping Kelly out, but you no matter what, you felt their bond was as solid as cookies and milk.

It took a while for Kelly to clue into the incredible chemistry between them and a bit more for her to grasp that the depth of their relationship could be so much better is she only gave it a chance, because understandably their friendship was very important to her.

“I know I want you. I know that all I can think about is touching you, and having you touch me. I also know I’m scared of losing you. Of messing up the most important relationship of my life…”

Mark’s love for Kelly was incredibly endearing. Even when he suffered through watching Christmas chick flicks and helped her with her ex list, he always put her happiness first. There’s a special place in my heart for book boyfriends like him.

It took a while for these two to get their act together and there were times when I wanted to throttle Kelly’s Magic 8 ball right along with her, but I was very pleased and incredibly happy with their happily ever after.

Lauren Lane became a fixture in my bookshelf long ago because she never fails to deliver a wonderful story with a great balance between sweet affection, contagious playfulness and appealing romance that has me happily flipping pages.

Actual rating 4.5

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An Ex for Christmas is a super cute standalone contemporary Christmas romance by Lauren Layne. It is told from the heroine’s point of view and has a happy ending.

An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

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 Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon
AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
Love Unexpectedly
Lauren Layne
Releasing Nov 7, 2017
Loveswept
She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes?
The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a
charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.

When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met
her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before
Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old
boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart
rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble
is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend,
Mark.
Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not
looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there
for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be
something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension
between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the
corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants
has been right in front of her all along.
 
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My review

An amazingly cute, fun and sexy romance about a girl looking for love in the wrong places when the right guy has been there all along.

Spirited, superstitious and a bit wacky Kelly Byrne believes in fate, fortune and psychics. Having been told that she’s met her true love and that she’d be with him by Christmas, she goes on the hunt. Going through her ex-boyfriends list wouldn’t be such a shore if only her heart would cooperate instead of insisting on spending time with her best friend who would never be “the one,” right?

“A snowy afternoon. With adult beverages. And Christmas movies. And my dog. And Mark. I follow after him, feet frozen, face numbt, and heart so full I don’t even know what to do with myself.”

For the past decade, Mark Blakely has loved Kelly from behind their best friend barrier because the timing between them has never been right. He’s lent his shoulder when guys break her heart, he cooks dinner for her, stays with her while she decorates her tree and even half adopted her dog, Rigby. But her ex for Christmas list is just nonsense. Can he convince her that he’s what she’s looking for?

Mark and Kelly’s relationship was absolutely addicting. I just loved the banter between them. It was fun and felt natural in a way that only a true friends can establish. It was infectiously amusing from start to finish. They were there for each other through thick and thin. Ok, it was mostly Mark grumpily but with a ton of affection helping Kelly out, but you no matter what, you felt their bond was as solid as cookies and milk.

It took a while for Kelly to clue into the incredible chemistry between them and a bit more for her to grasp that the depth of their relationship could be so much better is she only gave it a chance, because understandably their friendship was very important to her.

“I know I want you. I know that all I can think about is touching you, and having you touch me. I also know I’m scared of losing you. Of messing up the most important relationship of my life…”

Mark’s love for Kelly was incredibly endearing. Even when he suffered through watching Christmas chick flicks and helped her with her ex list, he always put her happiness first. There’s a special place in my heart for book boyfriends like him.

It took a while for these two to get their act together and there were times when I wanted to throttle Kelly’s Magic 8 ball right along with her, but I was very pleased and incredibly happy with their happily ever after.

Lauren Lane became a fixture in my bookshelf long ago because she never fails to deliver a wonderful story with a great balance between sweet affection, contagious playfulness and appealing romance that has me happily flipping pages.

An Ex for Christmas is a super cute standalone contemporary Christmas romance by Lauren Layne. It is told from the heroine’s point of view and has a happy ending.

Excerpt

As I walk, I check the weather app on my phone, delighted to see that while it’s nothing but rain today, there’s a chance of a snow shower tomorrow. Nothing says Christmas break like snow.

I just miss my train, but there’s a decent-ish voice singing “White Christmas” nearby, and the platform’s not too crowded, so waiting’s not as bad as it could be.

My eye catches on a middle-aged woman who’s set up camp under one of the stairwells. It’s not unusual to see all manner of people under the streets of New York, although this one’s better dressed than most. She’s wearing a blousy red shirt, jeans, and ankle boots, and is sitting cross-legged on a plaid blanket. She’s got twigs of what seem to be fake roses in her hair.

None of that’s the weird part.

What’s weird is that she’s watching me. Intently.

We make awkward eye contact, and I give a quick smile before turning my attention back to my phone.

But I still feel her eyes on me.

Not in an unfriendly way, not in the way that makes me mentally catalog whether or not I saw any cops on my way down here who would hear me if I scream. She doesn’t seem eager to push me onto the train tracks either, and since that’s every New Yorker’s secret fear, that’s a plus.

Still, the focus is unsettling. I glance up again, and her eyes lock on mine. Her dark gaze is clear and focused, and I can’t decide if that’s more or less disturbing than if she seemed sort of hazy.

Then she smiles right at me. “Kelly.”

I get immediate goosebumps for reasons that have nothing to do with the winter weather. She knows my name.

“Come.” She beckons. “Come. I see.”

Now you’re thinking, Hell, no. Run!

I should be thinking the same, and on some level, I am, but . . .

There are a couple dozen people around. None are paying attention to me, but it’s not like I’m all alone in a dark alley.

And look, we’ve already established that I believe in fate expressing itself through a Magic 8 ball and horoscopes, and though I haven’t mentioned it yet, I totally avoid black cats, the number thirteen, and walking under ladders.

I also believe that there’s such a thing as sight. I know, because my grandma had it.

Grandma Shirley was one of those delightfully batty old ladies that most people dismissed as quirky, but nobody can deny that she seemed to know stuff. She knew when I’d win my soccer game, and by how many points. She knew when her cat’s litter of kittens would be born, down to the minute. Once she’d even predicted an earthquake, even though they’re really rare in New York.

She’d passed away when I was in eleventh grade (she’d predicted the when and how of that too), and though I didn’t inherit her talents, I’ve never stopped believing that some people see and know things that they shouldn’t. I call it the Sight.

I step closer, and the woman grins and beckons me even nearer.

I stop a healthy few feet away. I’m superstitious, not crazy.

The woman leans forward. “You seek love.”

Huh. Color me unimpressed. I mean, don’t most humans seek love? Sure, I’m recently single, and I don’t particularly want to be. And maybe I sometimes try a little too hard to find my forever guy.

But I’m not hearing anything other than generic lucky guesses from this lady.

“Sure,” I say, already starting to back away.

She holds up a hand. “The one you seek? Your forever guy, the love of your life . . .”

I freeze, because her phrasing echoes my thoughts almost exactly. A coincidence? Maybe. I don’t move away just yet, willing to hear her out.

She smiles again. “You’ve already met him.”

I blink. “What? I think you may want to recheck that crystal ball. I’m single.”

Her smile merely grows. “I didn’t say you weren’t single. I said you’d already met him. You just let him go. He’ll come back to you before Christmas.”

Whoa whoa whoa. This is . . .

Huh.

“You’re telling me that the love of my life is one of my exes?”

She extends both of her palms as though to say, There you have it!

I stifle a little surge of disappointment. Clearly she hasn’t met my exes. There are some decent ones in the mix, but mostly they’re duds, and none of them make my heart beat faster. Well, maybe—

Nope. No. Do not go there.

Thankfully, I feel the rumble of an oncoming train, and a glance over my shoulder tells me my ride outta here is approaching.

“Thanks very much,” I say with a strained smile. “Merry Christmas.”

“Happy holidays,” she says with a nod, standing and gathering up her blanket. Apparently she’s taken a cue from Madison Meyers and is sticking close to the PC route. Fair enough.

I lift a hand in a wave and move toward the train, but her next words give me a fresh wave of new goosebumps.

“Tell your parents happy anniversary. Thirty’s going to be a magical year for them.”

I whip my head around. “How did you—”

The woman is gone.

Like vanished gone.

Leaving me to wonder . . .

If a woman I’d never met was right about my parents’ anniversary, was she also right about other stuff?

Have I already met my one true love?

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies.
She lives in New York City with her husband.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York
City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in
2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she’s
written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAYNew York
Times
, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.
 

 

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Mr. Rook’s Island Series, Book #2

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part Two of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.

SHE KNOWS HE’S BAD. THE QUESTION IS, HOW BAD?

Stephanie Fitzgerald is nobody’s pawn. Determined to discover the truth about a missing loved one, she lands a job at the world’s most exclusive resort, working for the only man with the answers—Mr. Rook. He’s shockingly handsome, thoroughly intimidating, and completely off-limits.

 

But the truth she seeks isn’t black and white, and Mr. Rook is a far more dangerous temptation than she ever knew.

 

Will Stephanie resist her desires, or will she be lured into Mr. Rook’s world of hidden sins?

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this, you know. Such a fucking mess. But I should’ve guessed this was coming. Because when life becomes nothing but should-haves, there is no other possible outcome. My big sister, Cici, should’ve come home from her exotic island vacation four months ago. My father should’ve told me that Mr. Rook, the owner of the resort, came to see him with the news that Cici had drowned, instead of leaving me in the dark. I should’ve known better than to borrow money from a very dangerous man in order to fund my search for her. There are so many should-haves that I’m sick to my stomach with remorse.

But by far, my biggest regret is the moment I stepped foot on this island. Because once I set eyes on the devastatingly handsome Mr. Rook, I couldn’t stop myself from wanting him, from dreaming about him, from feeling drawn to the connection between us. I know it’s wrong.

Nothing good will come of it.

Because now I’m beginning to believe that Cici didn’t die drunk, swimming in the middle of the night. Just like I suspect that this past week with Rook—the touches, the forbidden kisses, the sexual hunger in his steel blue eyes—was an elaborate hoax meant to distract me.

Because he’s not just a wealthy businessman.

This island is no paradise.

And I’m no fucking idiot.

So while resisting this man will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I will find out what really happened to my sweet Cici. Otherwise I won’t ever be able to let her go, and my broken heart will be the end of me.

My name is Stephanie Fitzgerald. I am twenty-six years old, London born, New York raised, and I am the newest employee of Mr. Rook’s Island, where “your fantasy is our business.”

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MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men

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DARKEST TEMPTATION by Rachel Van Dyken

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Darkest Temptation, anall-new standalone in The Dark Ones Saga from New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is available NOW!

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Darkest Temptation by Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publishing Date: October 31st, 2017

I’m a werewolf King who chose to step down out of grief for my mate.

For centuries I’ve been alone, choosing to live a life of modesty despite the wealth surrounding me.

I deserve to be punished.

I crave things I have no business craving.

And it is manifesting itself in a way I’m terrified I won’t be able to control any longer.

Especially since she arrived.

Vampire. Orphan. Beaten beyond recognition.

My blood calls to her in a way that makes no sense.

I’m a wolf.

She’s a vampire.

The two don’t mate.

They barely tolerate one another.

All it takes is one slip of control on my part — one taste.

And I doom us all.

Then again, I never knew what is lurking inside has the power to balance good and evil.

Excerpt:

The air around me thickened with a sweet-smelling fog. I inhaled and closed my eyes, allowing my baser instincts to take over.

“Wolf.” She whispered my name.

I sniffed. The voice was not familiar. It was not my mate. It was… other.

“Wolf,” she beckoned again.

Branches crunched beneath my feet as I made my way closer to the sweet scent, closer to the warmth, closer to what I should have been running from.

I was already mated.

And yet — I was being pulled.

Like a siren’s song.

I hated sirens.

Every last one of them.

But only the strongest were male.

This — I sniffed the air again as ecstasy took over — this was no male.

This was all female.

The instinct to protect kicked in, forcing a surge of adrenaline through my limbs as I staggered toward the trees.

Green eyes blinked through the fog.

I stilled.

My breath caught.

Vampire.

I frowned, reaching for her.

“Kiss me, Wolf.”

Why was I tempted?

Why did I want to touch this being?

When every hair stood on end like she was foe not friend. When I had a mate back home that I loved more than life itself.

Confusion warred with disgust, and then the vampire stood on her tiptoes and pressed her cheek against mine, the way my people greeted.

But she was no wolf.

Her lips grazed the outside of my ear before she bit down onto my neck…

I jerked awake. Sweat pooled the bed like I’d just taken a shower.

And my mate, the one I was so convinced would be lying right next to me, was gone.

She’d been gone.

Over a hundred years.

And every year, like clockwork, on the anniversary of her death.

I saw my vampire.

She bit me.

And I woke up with a bruise on my neck as if it were real.

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Review

Rachel Van Dyken stirs things up with the fourth book in the Dark Ones Saga. Her latest paranormal romance, Darkest Temptation, is otherworldly sexy, exciting, suspenseful and fun to read. Even though this is my first time reading a book from this series and there were a lot of things happening, RVD always produces a satisfying reading experience, but this time, instead of the contemporary romance I usually subscribe to, the story is brightened a motley crew of immortals and the mystery behind Mason and Serenity’s attraction and their origins.

I had only ever read Rachel’s contemporary books and was a fan from the first one. When presented with the opportunity to read Darkest Temptation I was a bit uncertain because I usually don’t read a lot of paranormal and I’d be starting mid series. Long story short, I’m hooked. I’ve bought the first three books and can’t wait for the next one. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Centuries old Mason, rightful King of the werewolves, stepped down from his rightful place on the throne after losing his mate. Punishing himself for feeling underserving because he craves something that goes against his nature he chooses a life of control and modesty until her. Until Serenity, the vampire he helped heal and whose name represents everything but peacefulness to him. Because the attraction he feels for her makes no sense. Vampire and wolf do not mate, and yet their hearts beat as one. It is apparent to everyone around them. Will she be his undoing or will she help him bring balance?

Not having read the prior books, I don’t know how much would be prudent to reveal without a reprimand from the spoiler patrol. Needless to say, the plot was gripping, the writing was wonderful, the secrets behind Mason and Serenity’s heritage are huge, the twists are eye popping, and the romance was sweet, sexy and sizzling hot!

RVD has created a terrific group of paranormal friends. The rag tag group of immortals wonderfully complimented the story with their snark and witty banter. Each seeming to be more loveable than the next. I’ll be catching up with each couple soon enough.

Darkest Temptation is book #4 in the Dark Ones saga by author Rachel Van Dyken. It is a standalone paranormal romance. Told from both points of view with a happy ending for the main couple and a lead into the next one.

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I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, THE FORTUNATE ONES, is available now! Read a sneak peek below and be sure to pick up your copy today!

 

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At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk…

James Ashwood.

He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit.

Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too.

On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company.

“Come have a seat.”

Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild—but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I’m not ready to keep.

When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn’t want to go slow—he wants a commitment.

And the thing about the fortunate ones?

They’re used to getting what they want.

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“I missed you today,” he says, his heated gaze lingering on my body.

I step back, and he follows.

He looks like he’s cornering his prey.

“Apparently not enough to make it to dinner,” I point out icily.

“I called the restaurant and told them I’d be late. Didn’t they tell you?”

I cross my arms and glance away.

“Brooke.” He steps closer and gently lifts my chin, forcing me to look back at him. “Fight with me tomorrow.”

I narrow my eyes, angry with him for shelving this discussion so casually. To him, it doesn’t matter that I sat in that restaurant alone, looking like a fool for nearly two hours. He’s brushing off my anger, stepping closer and forcing his way past my defenses.

“I think I’d like to talk about it now.”

I catch the beginning of a smirk just before he leans in to kiss my cheek.

“Are you sure there isn’t anything you’d rather be doing right now?”

He uncrosses my arms and brings them up over his shoulders then steps closer, towering over me. My arms tighten around his neck, but still, I turn away, keeping my mouth from him. His breath hits my neck and he pulls me taut against his hard body, growing more impatient with every moment I try to resist.

“Brooke,” he whispers huskily.

My eyes flutter closed as he bends and presses a kiss to my cheek, my chin, then lower, tipping my head back so he can reach the smooth recess at the nape of my neck. I shiver and he groans, obviously aware of what his touch is doing to me.

When Austin’s most eligible bachelor, James Ashwood, saunters into her life, Brooke Davenport is struggling to find the job of her dreams that will allow her to do what she studied for and fulfill her wanderlust as opposed to being tied to a job she hates serving snooty club members. But James has a five year plan of his own. Can this ill-suited couple overcome their age gap and find a way for their different life paths to intersect in order to find their happy ever after?

R.S. Grey writes about self-discovery and growth well. Her book will speak to anyone who has ever felt the need to discover oneself before anything else including lifelong commitment that come in beautiful packages like James Ashwood. Brooke and James may be at different stages of their lives, but their romance makes a compelling argument for the beauty of giving someone space, and a love that will prevail over time and distance. If you prefer your romance with a little more on the angsty side, this is a good book for you.

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The Fortunate Ones a standalone contemporary romance by author R.S. Grey. It is a romantic comedy, told from both the heroine’s point of view with a happy ending.

 

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Darkest Temptation by Rachel Van Dyken

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Darkest Temptation, anall-new standalone in The Dark Ones Saga from New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is LIVE!

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Darkest Temptation by Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publishing Date: October 31st, 2017

I’m a werewolf King who chose to step down out of grief for my mate.

For centuries I’ve been alone, choosing to live a life of modesty despite the wealth surrounding me.

I deserve to be punished.

I crave things I have no business craving.

And it is manifesting itself in a way I’m terrified I won’t be able to control any longer.

Especially since she arrived.

Vampire. Orphan. Beaten beyond recognition.

My blood calls to her in a way that makes no sense.

I’m a wolf.

She’s a vampire.

The two don’t mate.

They barely tolerate one another.

All it takes is one slip of control on my part — one taste.

And I doom us all.

Then again, I never knew what is lurking inside has the power to balance good and evil.

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Review

Rachel Van Dyken stirs things up with the fourth book in the Dark Ones Saga. Her latest paranormal romance, Darkest Temptation, is otherworldly sexy, exciting, suspenseful and fun to read. Even though this is my first time reading a book from this series and there were a lot of things happening, RVD always produces a satisfying reading experience, but this time, instead of the contemporary romance I usually subscribe to, the story is brightened a motley crew of immortals and the mystery behind Mason and Serenity’s attraction and their origins.

I had only ever read Rachel’s contemporary books and was a fan from the first one. When presented with the opportunity to read Darkest Temptation I was a bit uncertain because I usually don’t read a lot of paranormal and I’d be starting mid series. Long story short, I’m hooked. I’ve bought the first three books and can’t wait for the next one. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Centuries old Mason, rightful King of the werewolves, stepped down from his rightful place on the throne after losing his mate. Punishing himself for feeling underserving because he craves something that goes against his nature he chooses a life of control and modesty until her. Until Serenity, the vampire he helped heal and whose name represents everything but peacefulness to him. Because the attraction he feels for her makes no sense. Vampire and wolf do not mate, and yet their hearts beat as one. It is apparent to everyone around them. Will she be his undoing or will she help him bring balance?

Not having read the prior books, I don’t know how much would be prudent to reveal without a reprimand from the spoiler patrol. Needless to say, the plot was gripping, the writing was wonderful, the secrets behind Mason and Serenity’s heritage are huge, the twists are eye popping, and the romance was sweet, sexy and sizzling hot!

RVD has created a terrific group of paranormal friends. The rag tag group of immortals wonderfully complimented the story with their snark and witty banter. Each seeming to be more loveable than the next. I’ll be catching up with each couple soon enough.

Darkest Temptation is book #4 in the Dark Ones saga by author Rachel Van Dyken. It is a standalone paranormal romance. Told from both points of view with a happy ending for the main couple and a lead into the next one.

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About the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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