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Tease, by Sarah Bailey – A Book Review

At this point I automatically assume that anything Sarah Bailey writes is going to be golden. She’s never done me wrong yet, why would she start now?

I was privileged enough to get an advanced copy of the newest book in Bailey’s Villetti Chronicles series ahead of its release, and I have read it twice over since then because it was THAT GOOD. This is basically going to be known in my home library as “the book that got me through my bout with Covid”.

For more details about Tease, read on! I didn’t include spoilers in this review, so you’re safe to keep reading if you don’t want the deets.

The Cliff Notes

Title: Tease

Series: The Villetti Chronicles (#1.5)

Hashtags: #romance #dark #adult, #BDSM, #mafia

Content warnings: violence, death

Main Characters: Arlo and Rina

Ratings

My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Tyrant – A Book Review

Is there anything more delicious than getting to read an ARC of the new book by one of your favourite authors? Buckle up, fellow readers, because I got to read Tyrant from Sarah Bailey and oooooh boy, it was good!

The standard ARC disclaimer goes here: I did receive a copy of this book for free with the caveat that I would then provide a review of said book. There was no guarantee or requirement for me to provide a positive review – I’m doing that just because I really liked it.

Also, there are some minor spoilers below. I’m not writing out whole paragraphs detailing the plot and the ending or anything, but I am going to reference a couple of quotes and a favourite scene or two. If you would rather go in completely spoiler-free, you may want to avoid my full review.

The Cliff Notes

Title: Tyrant

Series: A Villetti Chronicles Novel (#1)

Hashtags: #darkromance #kinkyromance #mafiaromance

Content warnings: Degradation kink, daddy kink, graphic violence, murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping. For more details, refer to the author’s website.

Main Characters: Zayn and Ari

Ratings

My overall rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Murder by Numbers – A Book Review

Book review time! Today’s ARC review is for Murder by Numbers, the first in a new cosy mystery series by author Megan Mayfair. This book became available in wide release in September

Before we go on, please be aware that I received a free copy of this novel from Booksirens in exchange for providing an honest review.

Murder by Numbers – Lemon Tree Bay Mysteries Book One – Megan Mayfair

Goodreads rating: 4.39 stars / 70 ratings / 63 reviews

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My overall rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Make You Stay – A Book Review

This week, let’s talk about Make You Stay, by M.L. Broome. It’s a single dad romance novel which was released a couple of weeks ago, and it’s definitely going into my re-readables shelf!

Before we go on, please be aware that I received a free copy of this novel from Booksirens in exchange for providing an honest review.

Make You Stay – M.L. Broome

Goodreads rating: 4.52 stars / 33 ratings / 23 reviews

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My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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In a World Without Coffee – A Book Review

Book review time! Today’s discussion is about In a World Without Coffee, the first entry in a new paranormal/time-travel romance series written by Lydia Guleva. This book became available in wide release earlier this year.

Before we go on, please be aware that I received a free copy of this novel from Booksirens in exchange for providing an honest review.

In a World Without Coffee – Doctors Without Boundaries #1 – Lydia Guleva

Goodreads rating: 4.01 stars / 77 ratings / 36 reviews

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My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Chasing Lies – A Book Review

Book review time! Today’s discussion is about Chasing Lies, book 3 in the Tangled Hearts series written by Sara Claridge. This book became available in wide release last month.

Before we go on, please be aware that I received a free copy of this novel from Booksirens in exchange for providing an honest review.

Chasing Lies – Tangled Hearts #3 – Sara Claridge

Goodreads rating: 4.44 stars / 9 ratings / 9 reviews

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My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Weekend Arrangement – A Book Review

Book review time! Today’s discussion is about Weekend Arrangement, which was written by Sophie Penhaligon and is available in wide release as of today.

Before we go on, please be aware that I received a free copy of this novel from Booksprout in exchange for providing an honest review.

Weekend Arrangement – Sophie Penhaligon

Goodreads rating: 2.83 stars / 30 ratings / 27 reviews

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My overall rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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