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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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From Fame to Ruin – A Book Review

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Jina Bazzar and asked if I would be willing to read a copy of her new book, From Fame to Ruin, in exchange for providing a review. Since I am a sucker for a new book, I happily agreed. I’m so very glad that I did, as this was a pretty great book for breaking my fall reading hibernation. There’s more info on the book below, along with my review, but first here’s a synopsis:

What if surviving a murder attempt, a heartbreak, and the loss of the family business wasn’t the hardest thing you ever faced?

Carol is the sole heir to a broken empire, Ricardo the newest celebrity in the rock world.
When they came together, their fire blazed. When their past caught up, they were left burned, scorched to the ground.

When a psychopath decides it’s payback time, Carol is faced with an impossible choice – save her son or sell her life.

Ricardo wants nothing to do with the woman who played him for a fool, but finds himself moored by circumstances, half truths, and memories of the past.
They say time can heal anything. So far, time’s brought nothing but complications.

The Cliff Notes

Title: From Fame to Ruin

Author: Jina S. Bazzar

Hashtags: #suspense #thriller #romance #rockstars #babydaddy #pastloves

Content warnings: Drug use, kidnapping, minor references to child abuse

Main Characters: Carol and Ricardo

Ratings

My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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Carnage – A Book Review

I just finished this book a couple of hours ago and not only did I have to immediately start the next entry in the series, but I had to talk about it. Here’s the book jacket info so you know what we’re talking about today:

They call us The Four Horsemen.
Four friends forged in fire and blood.
No one knows where we came from nor how we got our name.
Drake, Francis, West and I rule the financial industry like kings.
Gods in our own right.

We grew up with a fifth. A girl. Scarlett.
She was one of us until she was ripped away from her life. The only trace of her was dust in the wind.

One day she returned to the city and sought us out. Scarlett couldn’t remember who we’d been to her, but we recalled her all too well.

If she knew what was good for her, she would have never come back. The moment she stepped through the doors of Fortuity, it was the beginning of her end. And the start of our reign over the girl who wanted us dead.

The Cliff Notes

Title: Carnage

Series: The Four Horsemen #1

Hashtags: #darkromance #reverseharem #erotica #suspense #MFMMM #smuttok

Content warnings: Violence, dub-con, blood play, rough sex, BDSM

Main Characters: Prescott, Drake, West, Francis, and Scarlett

Ratings

My overall rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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