Review Post: The Fake Holidate by Amie Knight

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🎄Office Romance

🦌Enemies-to-Lovers

🎄Forced Proximity

🦌Fake Dating

🎄All of the Holiday Vibes

About The Book

The holidays are all merry and bright… 

Until your sister decides to marry your ex—on Christmas. 

Now I’m heading home to Sugar Mountain for this nightmare of a wedding. 

To make matters worse, my work nemesis somehow convinced me to bring him as my date. 

He’s grumpy and rude—the most infuriating man on the planet. Honestly, forget decking the halls, I’d rather deck him in the face. 

It doesn’t help that he’s unbelievably handsome. But he hates me, or so I thought. 

Until one fake date changes everything. 

Even my family can’t help but fall for his charms. 

He’s blurring lines, confusing things. 

Making me want to jingle his bells. 

I don’t know what’s going to happen after this trip.

All I’m sure of is, faking nice has never felt this naughty.

MY REVIEW

*****5 Fun & Festive Stars*****

The Fake Holidate by Amie Knight had it all!

Fake dating. Check.
Office romance. Check.
Enemies to lovers. Check.
Christmas Shenanigans. Check check.
All the glorious spice and fun…check check mother effing check.

This novella was the PERFECT holiday read. It was all kinds of fun and spicy and heart meltingly good. It truly had everything I needed and more with Clover and Nick. Those two will definitely give you a run for your money, and you will love every single second of it. Those two and their antics, banter, and fiery connection will give you life and you will just bask in it. Seriously.

This holiday novella is all about Clover. You see Clover’s sister is marrying Clover’s ex, and now she has to go back home to Sugar Mountain for the big day. But she obviously can’t show up alone, right? Right. That’s where her enemy coworker shows up. Nick and Clover have been cubicle mates for a year. He is the epitome of hot, but he also likes to push every one of Clover’s buttons. But Nick is about to shock the hell out of Clover when he offers to be her fake boyfriend for her sister’s wedding. Clover reluctantly agrees and that’s when all the fun begins!

Clover and Nick have the BEST banter and connection. It’s fiery, full of so much fantastic tension, and it will have you needing those two to kiss it out already. Let’s just say those two know how to push each other’s buttons in the best way. But more than that, those two also start to feel a whole lot of things for one another over the course of this novella. And that is when the swoon and heart melting comes in…and it’s everything. Nick will have Clover questioning what’s real, what’s fake, and what is really happening between them, and that is just the start of what makes this novella so good. Trust me.

These two deliver it all in this Christmas novella that is equal parts fun, festive, and freaking fantastic!

Amie Knight brings you to the small mountain town of Sugar Mountain, with some incredible characters that you will love in an instant. And let’s just say that I will be counting down the days until I get to go back to Sugar Mountain. This world is my new happy place and I can’t wait for more!

You will love this story just as much as I did, and you will be cheering on Nick and Clover right from the start. Trust me on that. And it just keeps getting better and better the more you read with their incredible chemistry, hilarious banter, and incredibly sweet moments that will melt your heart…among other things. Those two will truly own your heart with what they give you in this story, and it’s the actual best.

The. Best.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday novella, then run yourself to The Fake Holidate by Amie Knight right this second! It’s incredibly written, it has two characters that will give you everything, and it has a story that is perfect for the holiday season. This story has the spice, the personality and spark, and more festive fun than you can shake a stick at, so run yourself to this story right this second.

Review Post: Stolen English by Natasha Boyd

The problem with a self appointed bodyguard that you have feelings for is that they are right up close and personal every damn day, and when they look like Evan Roark, they’re impossible to ignore.

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Andrea

I didn’t think I’d live another day. It’s been almost ten years since I escaped to a life I could never imagine. And to a man I can only dream about. Evan Roark has been my beacon, he’s been the man who’s shown me that men who are strong can also be safe. After almost a decade, I’m finally ready to take back my life and remember the woman inside me, the woman who wants, who needs, who loves, who feels, who craves … only he’s made it clear I can’t crave him. But I haven’t made it this far to make a new life only to fail now. I want him to be the one to help me erase my past. And if he wants to be all up in my space being bossy and overprotective, and looking so hot, then I can’t help it if I’ll try anything possible to get him to touch me.

Evan

Nine years ago I asked my best friend, Xavier, for a favor, a way to keep Andrea safe. While I run security for him and guard his family against all threats, I can also keep her close. I keep her close, but never touch. But when she paints a target on her back by filing for divorce, I’m forced to make a choice, and it’s her I have to protect. And now she’s calling my bluff, letting me know she’s ready to finally trust another man to hold her, to touch her, to love her… It’s killing me. I want it to be me, but I can’t be both her lover and her protector. If I give in, then I won’t see the threat coming. I know what happens when I get distracted. People get hurt.

But she’s making it so … damn… difficult. 

Set against the backdrop of Southern France in and around a tiny storybook village reminiscent of Belle’s village in Beauty and The Beast, comes a story of a woman whose life was stolen by an abusive husband, and the man who’ll help her remember the woman she is inside.

My Review

*****5 Absolutely Incredible Stars*****

Natasha Boyd continues to be an author who I can count on for an epic and unforgettable and all feeling romance that I will truly treasure. I have read and loved every single one of her books. They are utterly incredible, truly breathtaking and beautiful, and they have given me some of the most epic love stories I have ever experienced. They are truly more in the best way and I really don’t have enough words to really capture what it’s like to experience one of her love stories. They are just that unforgettable and outstanding and utterly amazing to experience.

Stolen English was yet another example of why this author is one of my all-time favorites.

This book was captivating from the very first word. It was bursting with such vibrancy and personality from these characters, and that combined with the fiery connection that was ready to topple them both over in every moment, was literally everything. Combine that with the beautiful setting of this book, the phenomenal characters that make up this world and this family, and throw in just everything that Evan and Andrea were building between them, and you have the making of a perfect love story.

I loved every word of this book. I loved being back in this world with characters that I fell so hopelessly in love with when I was reading Broken French. I loved getting to see Evan and Andrea fight like hell against everything they were feeling, only to feel that glorious tension and build up and connection build and build and build to the point of no return. I loved that underneath these characters taking chances and pushing each other away and figuring out what they wanted, that you always knew it was the two of them. You knew through every word and every turn of that page that they were meant to be together. That they had to find a way to love. That they had to get that happily ever after that they both so deserved.

Feeling and needing that with every breath in my body through every word of this book is honestly just a scratching the surface of what I loved about Stolen English and everything that I got with Evan and Andrea.

Those two definitely make you work for it, but let me tell you, that work is so damn worth it. In those moments when these to push each other to the edge, when they make each other want things they don’t think are possible, when they make each other want more, you feel the truth and the vulnerability and the honesty of all of that. You feel everything with them. You feel how they’re putting their hearts on the line for the one person who truly means everything. You feel how even though they might be scared out of their minds to take that next step, they also need that next step like they need their next breath. And getting to be in the midst of that tension and build up and connection and that push in that pole as they thought to get to where they did in this book… It was truly everything.

Natasha Boyd does the most outstanding job of letting you live this book with these characters in a way that remind you why she is such a gifted and talented writer and storyteller. I felt it all in this book. I felt Evan struggle with the changes going on in his dynamic with Andrea, his struggle with his feelings towards her, his struggles with everything that comes to light in this book, and his struggle to stay away from the one person he has always wanted.

I connected deeply to Andrea‘s story of gaining her life and independence back after being on the run and living in fear for so long. This book was truly a celebration of her fight and her heart and everything she had done to put her self back together again. Getting to be with her as she did all of that and more, while also being with her as she waited her way through the ocean of feeling that she has for Evan was nothing short of perfection.

Combine all of that with how this author allows you to understand these characters deepest fears and worries and insecurities, while also showing how they basically give each other life and make each other stronger is incredible. It pulls your heart in something fierce, it invests you completely and deeply in their own individual journeys and what they are building together, and it has you desperate for every second with them. It has you ready for more. It has you eager to see how they will handle the many challenges that come their way on their road to finally being together. And boy do those to get some bumps in the road in this book, but the way that they handle them, the way that they’re in it together, and the way that they give it their all with their whole heart for the chance to be with one another is truly beautiful. And it’s emotionally breathtaking in a way that will sear you to them and everything they give you.

Natasha Boyd once again brings you back to the world of the Mediterranean, to a group of people who are practically family, and to two characters who are truly destined to be with one another. They have seen each other through some of the hardest moments of their lives, and this book explores how They take that chance at what could be. And that chance scares them out of their ever loving minds, but you will love getting to be with them as they take that leap, as they see what could be, and as they put their hearts on the line one last time when it really really matters.

Evan and Andrea truly give you at all in this book and you will love them. Point blank you will love them and their journey and what comes to be with them. You will love the push and the pull that it takes to get there, you will love how they always keep each other on their toes in the most fantastically infuriating way, you will love how everything with them means so much more. You will love that it’s also real and true between them. You will love that they know the other is the one who changes everything. You will love how even in the hardest of moments for these two, it always comes back to them and what could be and their pull to one another. Couple that with the breathtaking level of emotion and vulnerability you get with them along the way, and you have just part of what makes this book so utterly outstanding.

Stolen English was the perfect follow up to Broken French and it has me BEYOND eager to get more stories from this world. I’m going to need Natasha Boyd to keep writing in this world because it is a place I truly never want to leave. This world is full of life and vibrancy and memorable characters that on your heart fiercely and just the most amazing settings that will truly take your breath away. I am loving the world of these books and I really just want more. So please give us more Natasha Boyd, I beg of you!

I really don’t have enough words to really capture what it was like to experience and read this book. This book and the way this author gives you these characters and their love story is why I am a romance reader. This book is the a pitta me of an incredible love story with a happily ever after that will melt you into a puddle of goo on the floor. And you will love it.

You will love every single second of how these characters bear their souls to one another. You will love how they’re willing to fight like hell for one another even if it means they don’t get to be together in the end. You will love how even through the hardest of moments these characters are with one another, they see each other, they feel everything for one another, and they are willing to do everything possible for the other at a chance at that happily ever after. You will love how that connection sparks and burns and builds and builds in the most glorious way till that moment of unforgettable explosion where all bets are off. You will love how everything with Evan and Andrea feels like so much more. You will love how they love one another, how they are with one another, and how they just truly respect one another.

Simply put, you will love them, you will love their love story, and you will love every single second you get with them in Stolen English.

Natasha Boyd once again delivers an epic and all feeling romance that will make you swoon, that will make you smile until your cheeks hurt, that will have you feeling every emotion possible, and that will just have you utterly in love with her characters and their love and journey to that happily ever after. She wholeheartedly invests you and everything her characters share and go through in the story, and she will have you in every breath of her words in this book as she delivers the romance your heart and soul needs. Through her incredible writing she gives you these characters in the most honest and real way, and then a way that will have you basking in every single second you get with them. Throw in some serious fun and spice along the way and you have the makings of one hell of a love story.

And really that’s just scratching the surface of what makes this one of the best love stories and romance novels that I have read this year.

I love everything about this book and I cannot recommend it to you enough. Read this book, bask in this series, live these love stories with these characters. You will not regret it and in fact your heart will thank you for it because everything you get in this world with these characters through these stories and this author‘s words is nothing short of everything. It is what romance books should be and it continues to show again and again the talent this author has with the written word and with capturing and creating love. I’m truly so thankful that I have the chance to read books like this because they make my romance reading loving heart so beyond happy and I can’t say it enough.

Stolen English was beautiful perfection. It is a story about a woman who fights like hell for a second chance at life, and the knight in shining armor who is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to protect her, to be there for her, and to make sure every one of her dreams come true. It is a story of resiliency, heart and emotion, and so much admiration and adoration between these two. It is a story of two people who are truly destined for one another. It is a story of what happens when that leap of faith and that second chance at it all truly makes all the difference in the world. Because that chance, and that leap of faith? It can truly change the trajectory of your entire life and your love and everything if you allow yourself to have it… And Andrea and Evan are the epitome of that in this book.

They are everything, right along with their amazing love story.

So seriously, just read this book. Read it, love it, and love every single word of it. You will not regret it. Not one little bit. Read this entire series and better yet read every book by this author. You will love every single word she gives you, and you will love the epic an unforgettable love stories you get in this book, and an every other one of her books. Natasha Boyd is truly one of the best, and Stolen English just proves that again and again a million times over.

About the Author

Natasha Boyd (Writing romance as TASHA BOYD) is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, internationally bestselling, and award-winning author of contemporary romance, romantic comedy  and historical fiction.

Her historical fiction novel, The Indigo Girl, takes on the true story of young Eliza Lucas Pinckney and the indigo trade in the 1700’s. It was long listed for the Southern Book Prize and was a Southern Independent Booksellers’ Association OKRA PICK.

Her work is available in English, Italian, Turkish, German, French, Czech, Serbian, Russian and Indonesian and she lives in Atlanta with her husband, two sons, and a Yorkie named Truffle.  She drinks English Breakfast tea before 11 am, is obsessed with honey, and once played the part of Dorothy in a school production of The Wizard of Oz

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Review Post: A Wild Heart by Amie Knight

A Wild Heart, an all-new single mom second chance standalone romance full of heat and emotion from USA Today bestselling author Amie Knight is available now!

I lost a huge piece of myself the day my husband was killed in action.
In the months that followed, I felt like my grief would swallow me whole.
My only solace was my daughter, whose bright light guided me through the darkest of times.

I never wanted to meet someone else.
I vowed to never fall in love again, especially with a marine.

It was supposed to be no strings attached and for a while it was.
But Weston Reeves’s grumpy soul called to my tortured one.
Maybe it was the midnight rides on his bike or the way that only I could make him smile.
He lit me up, set my body afire, and for the first time in five years made me feel alive.

Our relationship was probably the worst gamble I’d ever taken.
But my stupid, wild heart needed him, even if our love was destined to burn me to ashes.

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My Review

5 AMAZING STARS

Amie Knight continues to be one of my all-time favorite authors who consistently delivers some of the most exceptional stories that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Her books own me heart and soul. They take hold of every single one of my emotions, allow me to feel and live and experience everything with her dynamic characters, and give me unforgettable love stories along the way. Her books are truly the best, and the way that she so thoughtfully and purposefully crafts her words elevates every one of her books and characters and moments to the next level.

Simply put, Amie Knight is an author who I can always count on to create a romantic, all-feeling love story that will blow me away from start to finish. 

A Wild Heart was no different. 

In fact, this might be my new favorite of all of her books because this story…this story was PHENOMENAL. It was deeply emotional and raw. It was spicy as hell. It was captivating in a way that felt so authentic and real. It was heartfelt in a way that truly made everything mean so much more. It was layered and so well put together that it had me crying and laughing and melting and utterly consumed from page to page. From beginning to end it created a reading experience and story that I will truly never forget and will honestly treasure forever. 

A Wild Heart was everything and more. 

I loved every single second and word and paragraph and moment that I got with Emily and Weston. Those two definitely know how to show you that a second chance at love is possible, and more than that, that a second chance at love can bring you everything you didn’t even know you wanted if you keep your heart open to it. Those two definitely put you through the wringer a bit, but they also show you that they have to find their way to be together. They show you that they are two halves of a whole that needs to be put together for the rest of time. Those two have a very special way of showing you that they are meant to be. 

Emily and Weston show you and themselves throughout the events of this book that they might’ve had an unconventional start, they might both be fighting the hurt and anguish of the past, they might both be fighting against what’s building between them, and they might both be wondering what in the hell they’re doing and if it’s all worth it, but they also show you that they are beyond worth it. 

They show you that they’re both worth fighting for.

They show you that they are about to turn each other’s worlds upside down in ways they didn’t even think were possible. . 

They show you that a second chance at love can truly give you the world if you let it.

They show you that family and friendship are everything, and that those are the people who will pull you through even the darkest of days. 

They show you that the one person you never expected, the one person you never even wanted, might just be the one person who can heal you and put you back together again. 

They show you that what they feel and build and share together is nothing short of everything. 

What I loved about Emily and Weston is they had both been through so much, so they both knew what was at stake. They both knew what was happening between them was so very real. (Even when they tried to deny it to themselves and others.) They were both fighting like hell to try to heal and keep it together, all while feeling something so true and vulnerable that it scared them out of their hearts. Throughout this entire book you get to be a part of their journey together as they heal from their pasts, as they see if a future together is possible, and as they feel every bit of that fiery pull and connection to one another that they just can’t quit. (No matter how hard they might try.) 

I truly can’t get enough of this book and what I got with these dynamic and unforgettable characters. A Wild Heart is one of the best books I have read this year and will definitely be going down as one of my top reads of the year. Amie Knight wrote a book that lets her talent as an author and storyteller shine on every page, and that shows again and again that she is an author to be reckoned with. Her words truly owned every one of my emotions from start to finish, and she gave me a story that I will absolutely treasure for the rest of time. 

This book checked all the boxes for me. 

It was deeply and meaningfully emotional. It was exceptionally written and crafted in a way that felt so real, so true and honest, and in a way that seared my heart and soul to these characters. This book gave me two characters who fought like hell against what they felt, but who I also knew right from the start had to be together. This story gave me a relationship between a mother and a daughter that truly touched every part of my heart. This story gave me friends and family who were willing to do it all for those they cared about. This story gave me such fire between all of these characters and such glorious possibilities of what could be. 

A Wild Heart made me feel like I was watching and experiencing the most mesmerizing firework display that could be. It was captivating as hell. It was full of glorious color and vibrancy. It was beaming with personality and life that left a tangible spark. It left me in awe and just ready for more. From start to finish I was enamored with it all and blown away by what those fireworks delivered with these characters. 

It was truly the best. 

This book brought me back to a world that I fell in love with so long ago. It’s a world that brought me to Amie Knight and her writing, and it’s a world that I will forever be grateful for because of that. Amie Knight brings you back to the world of her Hearts Series in a way that is fresh, meaningful, and heartfelt. She finds the absolute best balance of giving you a new all-feeling love story and set of incredible characters, while also connecting into the stories and characters that have come before it that make this series what it is. The way that it all comes together equally makes it a great trip back to the most amazing world and series, while also being a phenomenal new chapter that’s a great place to start for new readers. 

I think that speaks to Amie Knight and what she creates with her stories and characters that you get all of that and more in this book. She truly leaves it all on the pages of this book and it makes for a love story that you will never want to have end. It makes for a love story that you will believe in with all that you have and that will have you knowing that that heart will get what they heart wants because there is no other possibility. 


A Wild Heart was consuming, full of fire and connection, and had more emotion and heart than you can shake a stick at. It gives you Emily and Weston in the most authentic and meaningful way from start to finish, and I am telling you that you will love it and them. All of the dynamics and relationships and emotions explored in this book will pull you fiercely to these characters, and that is everything. It’s really more than everything because this author just makes it all mean so much more, and honestly, this review is just scratching the surface of how much I love this book. 

Amie Knight brings it all to this emotionally charged story of a second chance at love that will bring these characters everything they never thought was possible again. Through every turn of this page in this book you will fall deeper and deeper in love with them, what they’re creating together, and what they do to one another. By the end of it all you will know in your heart and soul that they are the exact one the other didn’t even know they were looking for, but that they so vehemently needed. When it all comes together, you will truly be in awe of the beauty and heart you get with these two and it will own you and all of your emotions. Trust me on that. 

A Wild Heart was absolutely incredible and is a book you need in your life as soon as humanly possible. Trust. Me. Amie Knight is at her best in this book and you will love what she gives you with her words and characters. You will be in love with it all and will honestly just bask in the romance, heat, heart, and emotion of it all, while simultaneously knowing with your whole heart that Emily and Weston are two souls who will give each other (and you!) everything. 

Simply put, you need this book, these characters, and this story in your life. So just do yourself a favor and read it. Read it, live it, experience it, and love it all with Emily and Weston. You won’t regret it. I can promise you that, and in the end you will get one of the best love stories that will give you it all. And it truly doesn’t get better than that.

Excerpt

“I just came by to say that a couple of weeks ago was a mistake and it can’t happen again.” I chewed on my bottom lip.
What in the ever-loving hell was wrong with me?
His lip twitched as I heard what sounded like a snort come from his nose. Then he turned away from me and headed back into his stupid garage.
“Did you just snort at me?” I shrieked.
This time he shook his head and chuckled low, completely ignoring me, and went back to work on his bike like I wasn’t even there.
And because I was completely insane, I followed him into that garage and stood a foot from him. “Did you hear what I said? I said it was a mistake. The whole thing. The entire night.”
He nodded, not even looking up from his bike. “I heard you, babe.”
I swung back on the heels of my sneakers. “Well, good.” I turned on those same heels to get out of there like the fires of hell were licking at them.
“But that ain’t why you came all the way out here,” he said so lowly I almost didn’t hear him.
I turned, staring at him even as he continued to ignore me for tinkering with something on his bike. “Excuse me?”
“You heard me,” he said, standing up and finally looking at me. “You didn’t come over here just to tell a one-night stand the whole thing was a mistake.” He prowled toward me slowly, still cleaning his hands with that rag nonchalantly like he wasn’t coming toward me like a lion stalking its prey.
And I’d somehow managed to corner myself in the back of his garage, as far away as possible from the garage opening. Still, I raised my chin and straightened my spine. “Why the hell did I come all the way out here then?” I started walking myself backward even though I was putting on a brave face.
Tell me. Tell me why I came all the way out here and give it to me. Make me forget.
When he’d finally cornered me in the garage right next to what appeared to be the door to enter his house, he smiled like the cat that ate the canary and my skin prickled even as I felt my nipples harden beneath my shirt.
Oh, God.
He dropped the dirty rag and brought his hands up on either side of my head, caging me in against the wall. “Come on, baby.” He ran his nose down the length of mine and my breath caught. “We both know why you came here.”
I lifted my chin in pretend defiance when all I wanted to do was lick the seam of his gorgeous, supple lips.
“Hmmm, what did I come here for then?” I whispered, feeling dizzy and hot, a deep ache between my legs that I’d never felt before.
He smelled like motor oil and soap and God, it took everything in my power not to grind against his leg that was pushed between mine.
He gave me a barely there smile that never quite met his eyes. “You came here because you missed me,” he growled, moving further into my body even though I’d thought we were as close as two people would get.
My nipples rubbed against his chest and I could feel his heart beating against my own. Our breaths mingled as I trembled against him, but he was wrong. I hadn’t missed him. But I had missed this.
I gave him a smile of my own as I moved my hand between us and rubbed the hard length of him, squeezing at the base. “Oh, honey, I haven’t missed you a bit, but I have missed him.”
A low chuckle echoed throughout the garage that sent goose bumps across my skin before, suddenly, my body was turned, my front pushed crudely against the wall until I was forced to turn my face to the side to avoid hurting my nose.
I panted, my heart thundering wildly in my chest. He was right. This was what I’d come for. The feeling of floating. Being weightless. The high of his body touching mine. The way it made me forget. The way it made me feel alive.

About Amie Knight
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Releasing Now: A Wild Heart by Amie Knight

He lit me up, set my body afire, and for the first time in five years made me feel alive.

A Wild Heart, an all-new touching and angsty single mom second chance standalone romance in the Heart Series from USA Today bestselling author Amie Knight is live now!

I lost a huge piece of myself the day my husband was killed in action.
In the months that followed, I felt like my grief would swallow me whole.
My only solace was my daughter, whose bright light guided me through the darkest of times.

I never wanted to meet someone else.
I vowed to never fall in love again, especially with a marine.

It was supposed to be no strings attached and for a while it was.
But Weston Reeves’s grumpy soul called to my tortured one.
Maybe it was the midnight rides on his bike or the way that only I could make him smile.
He lit me up, set my body afire, and for the first time in five years made me feel alive.

Our relationship was probably the worst gamble I’d ever taken.
But my stupid, wild heart needed him, even if our love was destined to burn me to ashes.

Grab your copy today!
Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited
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Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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It’s a Cover Reveal: A Wild Heart by Amie Knight

Weston Reeves’s grumpy soul called to my tortured one.

A Wild Heart, an all-new heart-tugging and emotional standalone romance in the Heart Series from bestselling author Amie Knight is coming October 27th, and we have the first look at the beautiful cover!

I lost a huge piece of myself the day my husband was killed in action.
In the months that followed, I felt like my grief would swallow me whole.
My only solace was my daughter, whose bright light guided me through the darkest of times.

I never wanted to meet someone else.
I vowed to never fall in love again, especially with a marine.

It was supposed to be no strings attached and for a while it was.
But Weston Reeves’s grumpy soul called to my tortured one.
Maybe it was the midnight rides on his bike or the way that only I could make him smile.
He lit me up, set my body afire, and for the first time in five years made me feel alive.

Our relationship was probably the worst gamble I’d ever taken.
But my stupid, wild heart needed him, even if our love was destined to burn me to ashes.

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Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Review Post: The Difference Between Someday and Forever by Aly Martinez (Difference Trilogy #3)

The world took everything from us.
And we would stop at nothing until we took it all back—forever.

The Difference Between Someday and Forever, the much anticipated and stunning conclusion to The Difference Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is now live!

The world took everything from us.

As survivors of not only a plane crash, but two other impossible tragedies, we’d more than earned a life of peace. But time and time again, we were shown that fate had no intention of giving that to us.

Remi and I were soulmates. Plain and simple. Our love should have died in the depths of our darkness, but the sun still exists even when it’s not shining.

The secrets of our past threatened to destroy us at every turn, but for Remi, I would never stop fighting for our future.

The world took everything from us.
And we would stop at nothing until we took it all back—forever.

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*****5 Absolutely Amazing Stars*****

There are so many things that I want to tell you about this book and the absolutely magnificent ending that Aly Martinez crafted for Bowen and Remi. I want to tell you everything. I want to tell you how this last book, this epic and unforgettable ending, delivered it all. I want to tell you about how this book made me cry, made me laugh, made me blush, how it literally stole my breath multiple times. I want to tell you all of the things that made this book and this trilogy absolutely amazing. I want to give you every single detail and more sol that makes this story one of the best stories that I’ve ever experienced.

I want to tell you everything, but I can’t do that For a couple of reasons. One, because spoilers ain’t cool. Two, because my words will never do this authors words justice. And they deserve every bit of damn justice for what Aly Martinez creates and gives you in this book and ending. And three, this ending is one that you just need to experience for yourself.

Trust me when I say that.

I am an ending person. There is just something so utterly spectacular about a good ending. When you’ve spent a long amount of time with characters, when you’ve been able to understand every piece of them, when you fall and heart first in love with them and just traveled and experienced it all with them, you want an ending that they deserve. You crave that satisfying conclusion that delivers everything. You desperately hope and pray that the author will bring together an ending that will give you everything and more that you needed with the characters you loved from the start.

Good endings are what I live for as a reader. A good ending is what makes my reader heart happy. They are one of the many reasons why I love a good series, and I knew coming into this last book of this trilogy that I wanted the most epic and emotional and unforgettable ending for Remi and Bowen. And let me tell you, I got the most perfect ending for those characters in this book.

What Aly Martinez so beautifully and breathtakingly and thoughtfully creates in this last book with them will truly blow you away. It will eviscerate all of your heart and emotions. It will simultaneously heal every broken piece of you and them as they fight for their love. It will keep you on the edge of your seat through every twist and turn that comes their way. It will have you in all of what you get with them, what you feel with them, what you come to understand and live and take in with them. It will deliver everything you didn’t even know you needed with them. And I promise you it will also answer every single question you’ve had about their story and their journey together.

I truly could not have asked for a more fitting an epic conclusion for Remi and Bowen. Those two are soulmates. Those two are complicated and amazing and messy and wonderful characters that have owned my heart from the very first page of this series. Getting to see the two of them face every hurdle, every heartbreaking moment, and every bit of in between, has just seared them to me. They have permanently burrowed themselves so deep in my heart, so to say that I needed them to get that ending they deserved, is literally putting it too mildly.

I needed EVERYTHING for them.

I needed them to heal. I needed them to get the answers they sought. I needed them to be okay. I needed them to believe in themselves and each other. I needed them to experience more of the beautiful and absolutely mesmerizing love that they gave one another. I needed them to get the happily ever after that they had fought so damn hard for.

I don’t want to ruin anything about that ending that they so epically and magnificently give you, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but let me just say… I was not disappointed in what I got with those two at all. Not one little bit. They delivered it all and then some, and they gave me an ending that was beyond worthy of their journey and story together.

What Aly Martinez has delivered and created in this epic trilogy is something I will never forget reading.

This trilogy is a story of two characters who have a literally been put through the wringer. Two people who are soulmates, who are the endgame we all root for, but who have what feels like insurmountable challenges in front of them. They go through it all in this series. They have to fight for it. They have to put their hearts on the line. They have to be willing to feel everything and give it all for the chance and experiencing the love that they share. Their story will break your heart. But it will also give you life. It will put you back together again. It will amaze you in every way with the depth of what they share and feel. And while it might not be easy and it might not always be pretty, it is beyond worth it. And it is one of the most epic and exhilarating and all feeling romances I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

This book allows you to feel everything with Remi and Bowen. It allows you to understand their choices, their motivations, their drive, and every facet of their hearts and souls. It allows you to remember again and again why you need them to be together and find that chance at a forever live after everything they’ve been through. It shows you on every page why they are meant to be and it reminds you that the level of what they feel for one another and the emotion of it all is so beyond beautiful and breathtaking and just utterly spectacular. Getting to experience and live that and practically touch all of that with them as they fight like hell for one another and their love is absolutely everything.

It truly is.

I really don’t even have the right amount of words to accurately capture what Aly Martinez delivers in this final book. This story has kept me on the edge of my seat from the very start, it has made me cry all of the tears, and it has made me feel just about every emotion possible. There have been moments that have shattered me. Moments that have given me everything. Moments that have truly stolen my breath with what these characters go through and experience. Moments that have made me laugh my ass off and moment so full of joy and elation that you will feel the warmth and the happiness emanating from these characters and those moments. All of those moments come together in this final book to deliver the ending that these characters deserve.

I never could’ve asked for a better ending than what I got in this final book for Remi and Bowen, and the way that this author so thoughtfully and intricately brings together their story for this final chapter just reminds you again and again why they are meant to be, why they are truly soulmates, and why no matter what happens, those two will always find a way.

This book was the perfect conclusion for this absolutely mesmerizing and consuming love story, and it honestly was a shining example of why this author is one of the best authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. The way that she crafts her words, the way that she allows you to live and feel everything with her characters, and the way that she pushes them as characters just as much as she pushes you through every moment of her story, lets her writing and storytelling talent shine. This author immerses you in this world for a final chapter that will make you feel everything under the sun, that will show you that soulmates are definitely real, and that will show you love can truly see you through anything and give you the world, if you keep yourself open to it and fight like hell for the chance to have it.

Remi and Bowen make this ending theirs and I promise that if you have loved every book in this trilogy, you will not be disappointed in this ending. Not one little bit. This author culminates the story in a way that you will never forget and in a way that will have you feeling everything well after you reach that last page.

I finished this book days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about the ending and what I got with these characters. I still can’t stop feeling the heart and the emotion and the meaning behind what they built and shared in this entire trilogy, but especially in this last book. And I especially can’t stop loving every single thing about them.

Those two made me smile until my cheeks hurt, made me laugh so hard, shocked me to my core to the point that I literally lost my voice while reading their story because I was so taken with everything they threw my way. They made me cry so hard I hurt my sinuses, they physically hurt my heart, but they also put me back together again in a way that I will never forget. They showed me what it meant to feel everything, to love with your entire soul and being, and to fight with all you have for the chance at love and happiness and forever.

Aly Martinez so thoughtfully and magnificently crafted the perfect ending to a love story that I will never forget reading. This book captured the fire of these characters, every facet of their hearts and souls, and it emanated with one of the most epic and deep and true love stories that I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. The way that it all comes together will blow your mind and your heart away, but will also have you knowing that you’ve just read the most fitting ending to the most incredible love story…and it doesn’t get better than that.

Remi and Bowen will always own a part of my heart after what they gave me in this trilogy. They may have made me work for it, and they may have made me shed quite a few tears along the way with them, but they made it so beyond worth it. They are love and the possibilities of them and everything they give you is so beyond worth it. They are so beyond worth it.

Their love story is one of fate, heartbreak, spark, connection, every single emotion, and a hell of a lot of paperwork….and boy is it everything.

So much glorious everything that will give the world and them and their love.

In the end, getting that, feeling that, living and experiencing that, and just being in the presence of that and them and their epic, feel it in your bones and marrow of your soul, love, is the absolute best.

The. Absolute. Best.

Excerpt from The Difference Between Somebody and Someone

“Sorry, is my mood killing your buzz?” I asked.
Her blue eyes sparkled in the glow of the airplane reading light. “It really is.”
I shook my head and went back to mindlessly flipping the pages of a magazine I’d bought at the terminal back in Colorado. I’d picked it up with hopes it would be a distraction from the cyclone raging within me on our way back to Atlanta. The minute she ordered that drink, I’d known it was a lost cause.
Her hand came across the armrest and landed on my thigh. “Bowen, stop. It’s not a big deal.”
It was the truth. Compared to everything we’d been through, our house could have been swallowed by a sinkhole and it wouldn’t have been considered a big deal.
Honest to God, I was lucky to still have her at all. It had only been nine months since we’d met, but we’d lived a thousand lives in that time. Unfortunately, that also meant we’d died almost as many deaths.
Terrifying, tortuous, agony-filled deaths.
We’d also found love though—immeasurable amounts of it.
I stared down at her engagement ring. I’d cashed out a huge chunk of my savings account and still had to open a line of credit with the jewelry store to buy the three-karat princess-cut ring. The payment was roughly the same as I paid for my truck each month, but the tears in her eyes as she’d sat in her hospital bed, clutching it to her chest the day I proposed, made it all worth it.
She was worth it. Every day, every tear, every worry-filled minute shaved off my life.
I’d do it all again.
If only I weren’t so helpless to save her. I loved that woman. Whole heart. Whole soul. Bend me, break me, crack me open and she would have been there. No matter how bad it got, she was always a part of me.
I wasn’t sure anymore if she could say the same.
“Bowen,” she whispered, just as she’d done so many times before. It was a plea. One she knew I’d answer no matter the situation. No matter how mad I got. No matter how much I feared losing her again.
My gaze instinctively lifted to hers.
She smiled and the sight caused an ache in my chest. It was a lie.
God, I missed her smile.
“Baby, I’m okay.” She tilted her head to her drink. “I hate flying. That’s all this is.”
That was a lie too.
My shoulders fell and a loud breath tore from my burning lungs, but I let myself pretend, my mind going back to a time when it could have been the truth.
I thought of the nights we’d shared multiple bottles of wine and made love, laughing and moaning under the covers until the sun crept across the horizon. She’d rested peacefully in my arms. No nightmares. No crying in her sleep. No insomnia. Just even breaths, her head on my shoulder, and her body wound around mine so tightly it was like a second skin.
But that was the past.
The unreachable, insurmountable past.
The plane jerked, forcing me back to the present.
“Shit.” She moved her hand off my thigh to grasp her drink as it sloshed all over her. “Crap, crap, crap,” she chanted, using a cocktail napkin to dry the dark-red pool of tomato juice on her white pants.
For a moment, I sat there and watched her struggle. It wasn’t the most chivalrous thing to do, but I was all out of grand gestures.
She unbuckled her seat belt and lurched to her feet, her phone along with a handful of ice cubes from her lap falling to the floor. “Damn, this is going to leave a huge stain.”
The plane jerked again and she stumbled forward, crashing into the seat in front of her before I could catch her arm.
“Dammit, sit down before you get hurt.”
Ignoring me, she bent over to fish her phone from under the seat. “Hit the button for the flight attendant. I need some club soda and a lemon. STAT.”
“No, what you need is to sit down.”
I gave her arm a tug and dragged her down to the seat. Using the tip of my boot, I swept her phone toward her. Aforementioned lack of chivalry aside, I was no contortionist; leaning over to pick it up was out of the question.
She folded her upper body over my lap and blindly patted around the floor. I fought the urge to run my fingers through the back of her hair. In the beginning, it would have been a no-brainer. I’d have curled forward and suggestively whispered in her ear, “Since you’re already down there…”
She would have grinned up at me, her whole face filled with mischief as she traced a finger over my zipper, ignoring anyone who dared to watch her as she replied, “You mean down here?”
I’d have grabbed her hand and made her stop even though I was the one who had started it. She had no filter. She always took it one step too far. I’d loved that about her when we’d first met. It was fresh and exciting, a far cry from the stuffy women I’d dated in the past.
But now, she was in the past too.
We were in the past.

About Aly
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four hilarious children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys movies that can surprise her with a twist, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: The Difference Between Someday and Forever (The Difference Trilogy #3) by Aly Martinez

The world took everything from us.

The Difference Between Someday and Forever, the much anticipated and stunning conclusion to The Difference Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is now live!

The world took everything from us.

As survivors of not only a plane crash, but two other impossible tragedies, we’d more than earned a life of peace. But time and time again, we were shown that fate had no intention of giving that to us.

Remi and I were soulmates. Plain and simple. Our love should have died in the depths of our darkness, but the sun still exists even when it’s not shining.

The secrets of our past threatened to destroy us at every turn, but for Remi, I would never stop fighting for our future.

The world took everything from us.
And we would stop at nothing until we took it all back—forever.

Fall in love today!
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FREE in Kindle Unlimited
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About Aly
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four hilarious children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys movies that can surprise her with a twist, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine by her side.

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Review Post: The Difference Between Somehow and Someway by Aly Martinez (The Difference Trilogy #2)

“Mind blowing!”—Goodreads

The Difference Between Somehow and Someway, the jaw-dropping, sexy and intense second book in The Difference Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is now live!

The world gave me everything.

After surviving a plane crash, I was lucky to be alive. It was a harsh truth, but one that changed my perspective on how fragile life could be.

So when a fellow survivor caught my eye, I owed it to myself to take a chance and follow my heart.

Bowen Michaels was guarded and broody, but I saw through his well-formed armor. Much like me, he was broken and lost, but together we found our way through the darkness.

For a brief moment, wrapped in his arms, it felt like maybe he was right about fate and we’d been destined to find each other all along.

But when buried secrets of the past erupt, igniting us both, it was hard to believe we’d been fated for anything other than failure.

The world gave me everything.
And then it took it all away.

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The Difference Between Someday and Forever
Releasing March 24th
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Excerpt from The Difference between Somebody and Someone
Book 1

*****EXCERPT*****

“Sorry, is my mood killing your buzz?” I asked.
Her blue eyes sparkled in the glow of the airplane reading light. “It really is.”
I shook my head and went back to mindlessly flipping the pages of a magazine I’d bought at the terminal back in Colorado. I’d picked it up with hopes it would be a distraction from the cyclone raging within me on our way back to Atlanta. The minute she ordered that drink, I’d known it was a lost cause.
Her hand came across the armrest and landed on my thigh. “Bowen, stop. It’s not a big deal.”
It was the truth. Compared to everything we’d been through, our house could have been swallowed by a sinkhole and it wouldn’t have been considered a big deal.
Honest to God, I was lucky to still have her at all. It had only been nine months since we’d met, but we’d lived a thousand lives in that time. Unfortunately, that also meant we’d died almost as many deaths.
Terrifying, tortuous, agony-filled deaths.
We’d also found love though—immeasurable amounts of it.
I stared down at her engagement ring. I’d cashed out a huge chunk of my savings account and still had to open a line of credit with the jewelry store to buy the three-karat princess-cut ring. The payment was roughly the same as I paid for my truck each month, but the tears in her eyes as she’d sat in her hospital bed, clutching it to her chest the day I proposed, made it all worth it.
She was worth it. Every day, every tear, every worry-filled minute shaved off my life.
I’d do it all again.
If only I weren’t so helpless to save her. I loved that woman. Whole heart. Whole soul. Bend me, break me, crack me open and she would have been there. No matter how bad it got, she was always a part of me.
I wasn’t sure anymore if she could say the same.
“Bowen,” she whispered, just as she’d done so many times before. It was a plea. One she knew I’d answer no matter the situation. No matter how mad I got. No matter how much I feared losing her again.
My gaze instinctively lifted to hers.
She smiled and the sight caused an ache in my chest. It was a lie.
God, I missed her smile.
“Baby, I’m okay.” She tilted her head to her drink. “I hate flying. That’s all this is.”
That was a lie too.
My shoulders fell and a loud breath tore from my burning lungs, but I let myself pretend, my mind going back to a time when it could have been the truth.
I thought of the nights we’d shared multiple bottles of wine and made love, laughing and moaning under the covers until the sun crept across the horizon. She’d rested peacefully in my arms. No nightmares. No crying in her sleep. No insomnia. Just even breaths, her head on my shoulder, and her body wound around mine so tightly it was like a second skin.
But that was the past.
The unreachable, insurmountable past.
The plane jerked, forcing me back to the present.
“Shit.” She moved her hand off my thigh to grasp her drink as it sloshed all over her. “Crap, crap, crap,” she chanted, using a cocktail napkin to dry the dark-red pool of tomato juice on her white pants.
For a moment, I sat there and watched her struggle. It wasn’t the most chivalrous thing to do, but I was all out of grand gestures.
She unbuckled her seat belt and lurched to her feet, her phone along with a handful of ice cubes from her lap falling to the floor. “Damn, this is going to leave a huge stain.”
The plane jerked again and she stumbled forward, crashing into the seat in front of her before I could catch her arm.
“Dammit, sit down before you get hurt.”
Ignoring me, she bent over to fish her phone from under the seat. “Hit the button for the flight attendant. I need some club soda and a lemon. STAT.”
“No, what you need is to sit down.”
I gave her arm a tug and dragged her down to the seat. Using the tip of my boot, I swept her phone toward her. Aforementioned lack of chivalry aside, I was no contortionist; leaning over to pick it up was out of the question.
She folded her upper body over my lap and blindly patted around the floor. I fought the urge to run my fingers through the back of her hair. In the beginning, it would have been a no-brainer. I’d have curled forward and suggestively whispered in her ear, “Since you’re already down there…”
She would have grinned up at me, her whole face filled with mischief as she traced a finger over my zipper, ignoring anyone who dared to watch her as she replied, “You mean down here?”
I’d have grabbed her hand and made her stop even though I was the one who had started it. She had no filter. She always took it one step too far. I’d loved that about her when we’d first met. It was fresh and exciting, a far cry from the stuffy women I’d dated in the past.
But now, she was in the past too.
We were in the past.

*****MY REVIEW*****

5 Utterly Incredible Stars

I would like to start this review by saying that this book made me lose my voice for multiple days. You might be asking yourself in this moment, how did a book make you lose your voice? Well let me explain. Reading this book, getting so many gloriously emotional and unforgettable moments with these characters, getting more of the pieces of this puzzle that I desperately needed, while simultaneously asking about 50 bajillion more questions that I needed the answers to, had me yelling at this book.

Literally.

There were so many shocking turn of events, so many mind blowing reveals in this book, so many effing amazing emotionally breathtaking pieces brought together in this book that I literally lost my voice from how hard and loud I was screaming. I’ve never had that happen before from reading a book. Ever.

So suffice to say, I loved every single thing about this book.

I loved every single word of this continuation of Remi and Bowen‘s absolutely consuming love story. I loved every ounce of emotion and feeling that Aly Martinez made me feel from the very first letter of this book through the very last period. I loved that this book kept me on my toes through every single page. I loved that I once again had no idea what this book would bring, yet I knew with every fiber of my soul that it would bring me one of the most amazing love stories I’ve ever read. I loved that my breath was literally stolen by this book and the shocks and the twists and the feels of it all. I loved the love. I loved the heartbreak. I loved the fact that this book puts these characters through the ringer with everything that comes their way. I loved that this book makes them work for it, but also simultaneously shows that they are beyond worth it. I loved that this story was once again so fully and truly and authentically Remi and Bowen.

I loved everything about this book. I truly cannot say that enough.

Aly Martinez is one of my favorite authors for a reason. She makes me feel everything in her books. She makes me cry. She makes me laugh my ass off. She makes me feel the tangible emotion of her characters. She keeps me hooked like there’s no tomorrow, and she has me guessing at everything that is to come. Her writing allows for one of the most visceral and all feeling experiences that you will ever experience as a reader, and this trilogy encapsulate all of that and magnifies it. This book is everything I’ve ever loved about one of her stories, multiplied times a million.

It is just more. So much glorious more.

The way that you feel the story, the way you live it and breathe that and just practically take a hold of it is everything. The way that this author just allows you to be in the thick of it with these characters through their struggle, through their strife, through their second chances at it all, and through everything they put on the line is everything. The way that you are just in this story with Remi and Bowen, figuring out the puzzle just as they do, the way you’re sent reeling right along with them at what you get, and the way that you’re just left in awe by it all is everything. The way this author perfectly balances giving you that fiery intensity and connection, that spice that is on a whole different level, while also cultivating a romance that will sucker punch your heart and on your soul and emotions in every way possible, is absolutely everything.

What you get with Remi and Bowen in this continuation of their story is absolutely everything. Those to just take it to the next level. This book picks up right where the last one left off, and it has you right on that edge desperate to see what that next page will bring. Through it all you realize that these two have so much more ahead of them, so much to figure out, and so much to fix and make better, but you also know that they are resilient, that they are determined, that they are in it. Even in the hardest of moments, even in the midst of that struggle, and even in those moments when they are put through the ringer, they show you that they are worth it, they show you that their love is beautiful and meant to be, and they show you that they are the definition of soulmates. Coupled with the most eviscerating moments, that simultaneously give you the absolute best banter, that also simultaneously envelop you with in every crazy twist and turn in revelation that comes their way, makes for a book you will not be able to put down.

I was literally owned by this book. Like I said, it made me lose my voice because I was that invested in these characters and in the events of the story and in what I was feeling with them, and in how much I needed them to put the pieces of themselves and each other back together again. I just lived this book. As a reader there is nothing better than fully living and experiencing a story. The way that Aly Martinez allows you to do that in the first book, and just amplifies that even more in the second book, exemplifies her writing and storytelling talent. And the way that she just lets you be there with them, through thick and thin, through hardship and struggle, through highs and the sweetest moment, through everything in between, makes for one of the best books and stories that I’ve ever read in my entire life.

I seriously want to sit here and tell you everything about this book, but I also don’t want to reveal anything about the story because you need to just experience it for yourself. Do not look too much into these reviews and ruin the reading experience with this author so authentically gives you with Remi and Bowen. This trilogy is a wild roller coaster ride in the best way. It hooks you, it consumes you, it owns every part of your mind and your heart and your very soul from the very first page.

The moment I started the second book, was the moment I already needed the third one because I have so many questions right now. I have so many questions and I cannot wait to get answers to. This author or not only keeps you hooked through all of those crazy twists and turns, but she also gives you one of the most deeply felt love stories between two very dynamic and complicated and real characters who could not be more meant to be.

Remi and Bowen are the real deal and you will absolutely treasure this continuation of their story and the moments you get with them.

Those two are the definition of soulmates. They are two characters who are ingrained in each others lives, who have imprinted on each other’s hearts, and who own each other’s souls. They show you in this book that they have a lot to figure out and process, that there is so much at stake here between them, and they show you that they’re worth it. They show you through every second with them that every ounce of struggle, every bit of heartache, every moment that hurts them, also has them both knowing deep down that they’re meant to be together. It has them knowing that they’re worth the fight. It has them knowing that they have to figure this out because there’s no way they can’t be together.

This book will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will probably have you losing your voice just like I lost mine because you will be so shocked by what you get and what is revealed in this book, and it will also just make you believe in the love that is coming to light on the pages of this book. The way that the story deepens and extends the love that you get with these characters from the first book and amplifies it even more in this book is just one of the things that makes it so absolutely incredible to read and experience. The way that this author just allows you to hit the ground running with these characters, and has you desperate for everything they’re giving you is nothing short of everything. And simply put, the way that you are able to experience what you do with these characters will have you in every breath of this book and desperately ready for that final chapter that will reveal what’s happened, the depth of what they share, and what is to come for both of them.

I really can’t say enough good things about Remi and Bowen. Those two are something special. And when I say they are the real deal, I mean it with every part of my heart. Those two complete each other. Those two ignite each other. They make each other want more. They make each other want to be the best versions of themselves. They make each other question everything about themselves in the best way possible. They make each other want to fight for more of what they make one another feel. They make each other question their own sanity at times, but they also make each other feel everything.

Getting to see just how far these characters will go to save one another, to heal one another, to fight for one another, and two love one another is absolutely beautiful. It just shows you in every way possible why these two characters have to find a way to make it all work and get that happily ever after. And it will have you believing in the truth of them and in the depth of what they feel and share because they will make you believe in everything that they feel for one another. It might not be easy and it might not always be pretty, but it is them. It is heartfelt and honest, so beautifully authentic and layered, and it is one of the most deeply felt in epic love stories that I’ve ever read.

This book was the perfect second part to this trilogy that will go down as a favorite top read for me. This book answered so many of the questions that I had, it gave me so many of the moments I was desperate for, but it also made me want more. It made me need more. It made me crave every ounce of more that I could get my hands on. And when I tell you that I will be running to my Kindle the day that the third book drops, I mean that with every fiber of my being. I will be running to get this final part, to get more of Remi and Bowen, to get answers to the bajillion questions I still have, and to get more of this epic and deeply emotional love story that has addicted me in every way possible.

I cannot recommend this trilogy enough. It is Aly Martinez at her best. The story is epic, it is beautifully emotional, deeply consuming, phenomenally layered and crafted, and it will have you yelling at your Kindle, feeling it all, crying all of the tears, while simultaneously swooning and melting and just loving what you get with these characters. Throw in some fantastic banter and a plot that’ll have you feeling like you’re on the most exhilarating roller coaster ride of your life, and you have this book and this story.

The way that all of those pieces come together in this book adds to the entire puzzle that is this trilogy in a way that will just own you. And you will love it. So very very much.

I cannot wait for the conclusion of the epic trilogy. I cannot wait for more Remi and Bowen. I cannot wait for everything I know these characters will deliver in the finale of this absolutely magnificent trilogy. Aly Martinez has outdone herself once again, and while I know that I’ve used all of the words to tell you how amazing this book and this trilogy are, just know that my words are not even close to enough to capture what you’ll get in the story with Remi and Bowen.

So just do yourself a favor and read these books. Go in blind, read them, live them, feel at all, live through this epic and unforgettable romance, and just embrace it all. It will have you feeling all of the feels, smiling so hard your cheeks hurt, and just in awe of what this author captures and creates through her words. And in the end it will have you desperate for every single part of this story and what you get with these characters.

Also, maybe get yourself a lot of drinks while you read this book. It will help you to not lose your voice like I did from all of the feelings and all of the yelling you’ll be doing at the twists and the craziness and the reveals of this book. But also trust me when I say that you will be so enthralled and ecstatic over the fact that you feel so much with this book and what it gives you and what it reveals that you will literally yell at it and lose your voice. I know that’s how I felt for days after finishing this book and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. Because if you can read a book that makes you feel everything so much and so truly and deeply that you lose your voice because of what that book made you feel, well then that is one hell of a book. And let me tell you, this is one hell of a book and you NEED it in your life. This very instant.

About Aly
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four hilarious children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys movies that can surprise her with a twist, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: The Difference Between Somehow and Someway by Aly Martinez

The world gave me everything.
And then it took it all away.

The Difference Between Somehow and Someway, the second book in the moving and captivating The Difference Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is now live!

The world gave me everything.

After surviving a plane crash, I was lucky to be alive. It was a harsh truth, but one that changed my perspective on how fragile life could be.

So when a fellow survivor caught my eye, I owed it to myself to take a chance and follow my heart.

Bowen Michaels was guarded and broody, but I saw through his well-formed armor. Much like me, he was broken and lost, but together we found our way through the darkness.

For a brief moment, wrapped in his arms, it felt like maybe he was right about fate and we’d been destined to find each other all along.

But when buried secrets of the past erupt, igniting us both, it was hard to believe we’d been fated for anything other than failure.

The world gave me everything.
And then it took it all away.

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four hilarious children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys movies that can surprise her with a twist, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine by her side.

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Review Post: The Final Play by Amie Knight

The Final Play isn’t always the end.
Sometimes, it’s the beginning of something far more beautiful.

The Final Play, an all-new enemies-to-lovers sports romance from Amie Knight, is available now!

As a professional linebacker, I lived and breathed football.
The only thing I loved as much as the game was my twin brother, Max, who kept me almost as busy cleaning up his messes.
The most recent of which landed him behind bars.

So, it shouldn’t have surprised me when a beautiful woman showed up on my doorstep, claiming to be pregnant with Max’s baby.

Glory was unexpected, infuriating, and flat-out crazy most of the time.
But no matter how hard I tried to deny it, that tiny spitfire slammed into my boring life with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane, blowing through my defenses until she’d carved her name in my heart—permanently.

I feared we would never work. She was a single mom, my brother’s ex, and one more chance for me to fail yet another person I loved.

But if football was my church, then Glory was my heaven.

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My Review:

*****5 Absolutely Amazing Stars*****

Amie Knight continues to be one of my all-time favorite authors. When I sit down to read one of her books, I know that I will be doing that in one sitting because her books are utterly consuming. I know that she will give me an unforgettable story that is so full of heart and feels special, and I know that she will give me incredible characters that I will instantly be in love with. This book had everything I’ve come to love and expect from this author in spades, and it just had me beyond in love with everything they gave me.

The Final Play what is the perfect conclusion to a series that has owned every single part of my heart and soul.

This series has been an absolute pleasure to read. It has made me cry, it has pulled at every part of my heart, it has made me smile and laugh with the antics of these characters, it has charmed me and wowed me in every way possible, and it has just overwhelmed me in the most amazing way with what these characters have given me.

What Amie Knight has created in her Summerville Sports series is something that I will always treasure. She has found the perfect balance of romance, emotion and heart, football, fun, and feisty characters that will have you desperate for everything they’re willing to give you. I have loved getting each and everyone of these characters journeys in the series, but I won’t lie, ever since that first book, I was ready for Mason‘s story. I was ready to see his journey. I was ready to experience what he had been through because I knew it would be an emotional doozy, but I also knew that I was so ready for it.

What I got with Mason and Glory was nothing short of everything.

It was fiery as hell, forbiddingly romantic in the best way, with so much heart touching emotion that consumed every part of me as I was reading. Those two get off to a very interesting start, and it is memorable to say the least, but what ensued with them as this book continues on is a love story that well make you feel everything. It will show you the authenticity and vulnerability of them both. It will allow you to understand and feel everything with them. It will allow you to get why they make the choices they do, why they build the walls around their hearts that they do, and why the other is the one person who can knock all of those walls down. It will allow you to be at the forefront of it all as they feel and share what they do, as they put it all on the line, and as they see what could be in what seems like an impossible situation.

What Amie Knight gives you with Mason and Glory is the actual best. I’m pretty sure that my cheeks were hurting from smiling and laughing so hard at the banter between those two. When I say they are definitely enemies to lovers at the first part of this book, I mean that with the fiber of my soul, and I mean that in the best possible way. They have the best push and pull that is so intense, that is so fiery, that is so sassy and personality driven, and that will have you loving it all. They get on each other‘s nerves, they push each other‘s buttons, and they know exactly what to say to get the other simultaneously turned on and annoyed as hell. I loved being in the thick of that dynamic and I was a living for every single line out of their mouths. The way that that continues and changes and grows and develops over the course of the story with him just amplifies everything you feel for them.

Trust me when I say that.

Mason and Glory are two people who shouldn’t want to be together, yet can’t help but be drawn closer and closer to one another. He is the star football player in the NFL. Football is his livelihood, it’s in his blood, and it is who he is. After a tragedy that tore his family apart, football was a staple. And so was his brother Max. They both went through a lot of trauma, and only one of them is doing okay at the start of this book. That’s where Glory comes in. She shared a wild weekend with Max about seven months ago, and now she’s expecting a little bundle of joy that belongs to him. Bound and determined to keep the only family he really has left, Mason sets out to show Glory that he can be there to help her through this and will support her. Even if they don’t like each other and even if they get on each other‘s nerves, he wants to be there for her. But she is bound and determined to do it on her own because that is what life has shown her, and that is all she can trust.

These two definitely get off to a rocky start, but the more they get to know one another, the more that he tries to help her, and the more she tries to push him away, the more they realize that there is something about the other that they can’t deny… And that they can’t run away from. I absolutely lived for that dynamic, that vibrancy between them, and that push and pull that built in the most glorious and slow burn way throughout this book. It was absolutely everything and that combined with the forbidden nature of it all because she was having a baby with his brother and he wasn’t supposed to want her, and she wasn’t supposed to want him, and the fact that they were so seemingly opposite in so many ways, but how it also just worked, made for an absolutely incredible read.

I really cannot say that enough.

Amie Knight delivered it all in this book. She gave me a romance that was swoon worthy. She gave me a romance that was so honest and real. She gave me a romance that allowed me to peel back the layers of these characters and truly understand their hearts and their minds and what was driving them. She gave me a romance that was all consuming in every way. She gave me a romance that was beautiful and emotional and thoughtful and sweet and just genuinely enjoyable to read.

She gave me a romance that delivered everything I needed and more. And it was the actual best.

One of my favorite aspects of this book, that I felt from the very first page of that prologue, was the level of emotion and vulnerability that Amie Knight so seamlessly weaves into the story with these characters. She wholeheartedly enveloped you within that emotion from the very start. She let you understand the trauma of what both Mason and Max went through as children. She let you understand what has driven them apart as brothers. She let you understand Glory and her life and her struggle. She lets you understand what these characters have been through. She lets you understand their worries and vulnerabilities. She lets you understand what keeps them apart when all they want to do is run to one another. She lets you get and understand the why behind their fears and what holds them back. But more than that she also lets you get what eventually pushes them forward. She lets you get what gives them the faith to try. She lets you understand what makes them want to have more. She lets you be there in that tipping point when that more becomes something so very tangible for them.

She lets you be there through every facet of their journey and it is beautiful.

It is meaningful. It is heartfelt. It is genuine and real and complicated in messy and it is theirs and it is one of the best stories I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.

I loved everything that Mason and Glory shared. I loved that they had a bumpy and very memorable journey to finding their way. I loved that they so got off on the wrong foot, but definitely found their footing. I loved that they made each other realize that more was possible and that even though that more could scare you out of your ever loving mind, that more could also give you everything. I loved that they built a level of trust that allowed them to open up to one another. I loved that they really saw one another. I loved that they understood that the other had been through so much, I loved that they weren’t afraid to fight for each other when it really mattered, and I loved that they weren’t afraid to be vulnerable and real when they really needed to.

Their story definitely isn’t easy and it will break your heart a time or two, but they will show you that love can give you everything. They will show you that love can heal you. They will show you that love can give you a family. They will show you that love can give you hope. They will show you that love can bring you to places you never even thought were possible or even considered. They will show you that love can really help you find your way, even in the hardest and darkest of moments. They will show you that anything is possible if you keep your heart open to the one person who scares you out of your mind, but who also could make all the difference.

Amie Knight completely outdid herself in The Final Play.

Just when I thought I couldn’t love her books more, she went to and amplify the love I have her characters. The way that she let me feel and get every single part of this story with Mason and Glory as they took a chance on love and friendship and family was nothing short of wonderful. The way that she let me experience everything as these characters bare their souls to one another was absolutely beautiful. The way that she let me bask in the antics of their banter and their back-and-forth, while also simultaneously melting at the fiery and intense connection that was building between them was utterly incredible. The way that she just allowed me to be in this book, living these moments with these characters was absolutely fantastic.

This book was the perfect conclusion to a series that I have loved from the start. Getting to be with all of these characters as they celebrate the triumphs of football and family and friendship and love was absolutely beautiful and so meaningful. It was also all kinds of fun. Getting to be with these characters through thick and thin, through ups and downs, and through every crazy memorable moment just made this an absolutely phenomenal series to read and experience. This author perfectly balances that charm and that spice and that element of love, while also giving you so much heart and emotion.

Amie Knight brings it all together in the perfect package that will have you smiling and laughing and crying and feeling everything, and honestly that’s just scratching the surface of what makes this such an incredible book and series to experience.

I loved everything about this book and I really cannot recommend it enough. It was phenomenally written and crafted, it was so beautifully authentic and emotional, and it just blew me away with what I got with these characters. There were so many pieces and layers of them that’s so perfectly came together in this book and I just loved it. I loved what these characters made me feel. I loved what they gave me with them. I loved what they made me think and wonder and get along the way as they fought like hell for that family and that love that was so close to being in their reach. I loved getting to see them realize that love and healing and hope can be possible.

If you have loved a book by this author, then I guarantee you will love this one. If you’ve never read a book by this author, it’s a perfect place to jump in. Even though it’s the end of the line for these characters in this series, it’s also a perfect place to start the emotional love story that this author so beautifully gives you. If you love a good sports romance or a single parent romance with a for bidden twist, then run yourself to this book. And if you love a book that will make you feel at all and that will have you melting into a puddle of goo with what you get with these characters, then just do yourself a favor and read this book. As soon as humanly possible.

Amie Knight delivered it all in The Final Play, and I really could not have asked for more. What she gave me with her characters, what she allowed me to experience, what she allowed me to feel with the impact of their love was everything. It truly resonated with me in every way and I could not be more in love with Mason and Glory and what they share together. The way that these characters come together is unorthodox and a little crazy at times, but it’s them and it works and it’s fucking beautiful. And getting a love story that celebrates the possibilities of what could be, that celebrates the family you build and the family you have, and getting a story that celebrates embracing what made you you to be the person you are and the person who gets to love and be loved…well that is just magnificent.

And it makes for a hell of a love story. Trust me on that.

Excerpt

He was the best man I’d ever known and I couldn’t have him. I probably didn’t deserve him, anyway. 

Tears flooded my eyes and I paid the cashier as fast as possible before practically running behind the buggy to get to my car. I loaded the groceries, tears trailing my cheeks. 

I didn’t even bother to wipe them away. This whole situation was sad. It deserved my tears. Every damn one of them. Because Mason and Glory could never be.

 It would be weird and wrong. What the hell would we even tell people? How would we explain? And how would Max feel? I had a feeling it wasn’t good at all. 

I climbed into the front seat of my car and held on to my steering wheel for dear life. And sobbed. And then when I was done sobbing , I beat the shit out of that steering wheel and then the dashboard. 

Because life wasn’t fair. It just fucking wasn’t and again and again it just kept throwing me punch after punch. How long was I supposed to still stay standing?

I felt like this might be the final punch and it was a knockout. Because I had a feeling that Mason Stark was my person. And I couldn’t even have him.

Meet Amie
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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