I knew nothing about this book before starting. As most of you know, going in blind is always my first choice. I saw the cover and knew I wanted to read it,so I didn’t even read the synopsis. If at all possible, I suggest you do the same. But if you just have to know a little ..keep reading for my spoiler free review.
The body and mind are resilient and powerful when forced to endure unimaginable trauma and heart wrenching pain…. Lucas has survived an ordeal no one should ever have to go through and coped the best way he knew how. Now a nomad just looking for a home, a place to fit in, and a place where no one knows who he is and what he’s done, he finds himself in Payson. A small town that offers something Lucas needs, a home and a job to feel as close to normal as he possible can..
With too many bad memories, Shyann is forced to return to Payson with her tail between her legs. A town she was hoping to never set foot in again. When she meets a mysterious man that is timid, shy, and she is magnetically drawn to.
The prologue hooked me! I love a suspenseful beginning that makes you hold your breath and pray for a character you’ve just met. Your heart will instantly fall for Lucas, the more you turn the pages the more in love with him you’ll be. The book is in multiple POV and it’s perfect to see the inner workings of each character and see through their eyes the battles that they face and feel what they feel.
While I did struggle through a lot of the beginning of the book it did captivate me at the 35% (ish) mark. I think my only true issue was with Shyann’s character. She’s a spoiled brat that graded on my nerves. But that’s just her and I completely believe in a character being who they are. But I found that she didn’t have a lot of character consistency till we get closer to the middle of the book where we start to see her grow and come into her own. Towards the middle of the book it didn’t read like a struggle anymore. Almost as if the author was refueled and energized. I’m glad I continued because it was well worth it. It’s a great read that I would totally recommend it.
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Title: Pretty Stolen Dolls
Authors: Ker Dukey & K. Webster
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 26, 2016
**This is a Dark title with adult themes
Benny loves his pretty little dolls.
As long as they do exactly as they’re told.
He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair
and gives them pretty dresses to wear.
He likes to toy with them late at night.
One so timid but the other likes to fight.
When his favorite doll runs away…
despite the other doll promising to stay,
his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry.
He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.
Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back?
I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence.
I left her.
I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again.
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About the authors
International Bestselling Author Ker Dukey
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that I tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.
International Bestselling Author K. Webster
K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.
Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.
Womanizer by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #5
Release Date: December 5th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Story so damning…she couldn’t tell it herself
She’s an author.
She’s a mother.
She’s a wife.
She’s a fraud.
Jeanne McDonald is an author, a mother, a wife, a student of knowledge and of life, a coffee addict, a philosophy novice, a pop culture connoisseur, inspired by music, encouraged by words, and a believer in true love. When she’s not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying a great film, chatting with friends or diligently working toward her bachelor’s degree in literature. A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.
divorcee and a nationally renowned political strategist, she can claim to have
seen it all. Most of her adult life she’s focused on two important things ─ her
daughter and her career. Now, challenged by a new campaign and a new candidate,
Elizabeth is forced to reevaluate the things she most values and make some
major decisions that could impact her future.
Congressman for the great state of Texas who’s vying for an empty seat in the
U.S. Senate. Accustomed to standing out in a crowd, Liam takes pride in being
true to himself and the people he serves. He refuses to fall in line with the
stereotypical persona of a politician. Backed by one of the richest men in
Texas, Liam is offered the chance to work with D.C.’s most elite political
strategist. With the odds already against him because of his party affiliation
and age, it’s an offer he can’t refuse.
politics, Elizabeth finds herself keeping score of their sensual game for
control. For the woman who thought she’d seen it all, the man in the eccentric
ties and a dashing smile teaches her a new game to play. Rules are made to be
broken. Lines are meant to be crossed. But in the high stakes sport of
politics, where one bad decision can destroy a campaign, can they afford to
rewrite the rules to meet their desires or will they choose to remain
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A PROMISE KEPT
By Anissa Garcia
Publishing: June 6, 2016
About A Promise Kept:
Closing her heart a long time ago, Grace Clark made a promise she’s vowed to keep. Having Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews move in next door with his alluring good looks, charisma, wit, and sexy smile is a temptation that runs the risk of compromising the importance of that promise.
Evan is drawn to his new neighbor. Grace is the exact opposite of the women he normally encounters. Enticing, down-to-earth, and confident, she captivates him. She has no problems facing off with Evan, and he soon realizes Grace is much more than just a challenge. He wants to prove himself to her.
Grace can see the man beyond the actor, and with more than just her pride at stake, she needs to hold tight to her promise before Evan breaks through all her walls, exposing her heart.
Within the hour, Grace was working up a sweat as she huffed and puffed on the treadmill. The gym was full of morning people who used all the elliptical machines, which was an unexpected and annoying revelation. She grumbled to herself as she picked up speed and let Bruno Mars blast in her ears.
She slowed after half an hour and grabbed her towel to wipe her forehead. Her peripheral vision caught a man walking toward her and she did a double take. Oh, Jesus, help me. Grace tugged her earbuds off and slowed her pace as Evan approached the machine and rested his sweaty forearm against it.
“Good morning, Gracie Lynn.” He stood before her with his damp hair hanging over his forehead and his white shirt clinging onto his chest. She could see every cord of his neck muscles as he steadied his breathing. “You stalking me?”
The length of his physique stood out—trim, well-defined, and unflawed. He was so confident and masculine. Even with sweat trickling down the side of his temples he looked absolutely delicious. It just wasn’t fair.
“You wish, Matthews.” She tried to force her mouth to remain straight as she reached for her bottled water and took a sip. “What are you doing at my gym?”
“Getting tortured for the sake of art.”
Her laugh couldn’t be held back as she stopped the treadmill and jumped off. She glanced over and saw Josh with a few other guys all pumping iron. “Well, you play your role very well.”
“So you’re saying I got a rocking bod?” His smile grew as he followed her. “Wait til you see me without my clothes.”
“God, that ego,” she teased. Grace noted several women looking in their direction. Some of them gaped, trying to get themselves under control. Others tried to give Evan seductive looks in hopes he would return them. He was hard to ignore. She wondered if any of these women would be brave enough to approach him.
He was probably used to being stared at and hit on all the time. It seemed like second nature to him. A pang of jealousy suddenly hit Grace and she tried to let the emotion pass as quickly as it had appeared. These feelings were beginning to creep on her, more so when she was around him.
“Don’t say you wouldn’t appreciate it,” Evan joked.
“Looks like blondie over there appreciates it.” Grace smirked, pushing her chin toward big boobs on the elliptical. The woman was basically eye-humping Evan the moment she had spotted him.
“You jealous, Gracie? I only got eyes for you, doll.”
“Sure you do, Matthews,” she chuckled as she reminded herself to take it to the friend zone. Stopping, she forced herself to look at Evan and caught him observing her carefully. Her skin prickled and she suddenly felt vulnerable. Heat surged between their bodies and she was aware of how close he was getting to her.
He leaned in toward her, hovering, the largeness of his body towering over her small frame. “I’m taking you to breakfast, Gracie.”
His smooth demand caressed her ears making her forget that friend zone thing. “O-okay,” she stammered, fighting for breath. “I-I-need to just…” She tried to move away from him as she pointed toward the ladies’ room. “Um…I need to shower.”
“Me too,” he chuckled. “Look, I’ll meet you at your place in twenty minutes.”
Grace nodded in compliance as she walked away completely at a loss of how she was going to stop herself from giving in to this gorgeous man.
ABOUT ANISSA GARCIA
Anissa Garcia resides in Austin, Texas and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and English. She held an array of jobs including Public Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble. Wanting a change of pace, she moved to Los Angeles where she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre. After working in Hollywood, she returned to Texas where she has written articles for Cosmopolitan and Lady Couture. When not writing stories, watching movies, or drinking a latte, she loves to daydream about romantic fictional men.
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