Review Post: Across the Horizon by Aly Martinez

“Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.” That was what my husband’s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair.

I didn’t believe it until five minutes later when mouth-watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike.

Tanner and I couldn’t have been more different. He spent his weekends at clubs, rubbing elbows with fellow A-listers. I spent mine in yoga pants with cheese boards and a glass of wine—or six.

Our relationship shouldn’t have worked, but it did. That is until Tanner proved to me that even though love happens when you least expect it…

So does heartbreak.

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*****5 COMPLETELY AMAZING STARS*****

To say that I was ready for this book is the understatement of the century. From the moment I entered this world and met Tanner Reese in The Darkest Sunrise, I NEEDED his story. I needed him. I needed into his head and his heart and I needed all the minutes and hours and days with that man.

And let me tell you, getting into his head and getting his story did not disappoint. Not one little bit.

How do I even begin to explain my love of Tanner Reese?

First, he is the best. Like the absolute best. He is hysterical. He is swoony. He knows how to hold hands like a boss. He is hot AF. He is endearing in a way that is completely irresistible. He is real and so much more than the persona he puts out to the world.

He is Tanner Reese. He’s just him.

And when you read this book, and get to know him, you will realize that that is the best way to describe him. Tanner is Tanner, and nobody could be him, except for him. That is how distinctive his character is.

Across the Horizon is a story of what happens when love and connection and fire comes at the exact wrong time. It is a story that will have you laughing hysterically at the banter of these characters. It is a story that will take ahold of your heart with everything it gives you. It is a story that will make you smile and swoon through every single word. It is a story that will give you it all.

This book is a story of what happens when two people who have no business being together, can’t seem to stay apart, no matter how hard they might try to fight it.

This story follows Tanner Reese and Rita Hartley, two characters who live in very different worlds, yet share more with one another than they ever thought possible. Rita has just broken up with her philandering husband and Tanner has his own relationship mess to handle, but when these two are thrust together in one of the most memorable moments ever, they start to realize that there might just be something so real and so right building between them. Across the Horizon is there story of finding that one person who might just change everything at the exact wrong time.

It is a story filled to the brim with banter, one helluva connection, and a spark that just won’t quit for nothing between its two main characters. And that is just part of what makes it one of my top reads of the year.

What I loved about this story was Tanner and Rita. I mean they made this book. They made it beyond enjoyable. They made it so a page didn’t go by where I wasn’t laughing hysterically at their banter, humor, and personalities. They pulled my heart in with all that they had with how real they were, how honest they were, and how heartfelt they were with where they were at and how they were doing. Not to mention, they had a spark that created a tangible level of build and intensity that was practically palpable on every page of this book.

Rita and Tanner were just phenomenal. They were them from start to finish. Flaws and craziness and all. They were so authentic, so easy to love and relate to, and so easy to root for. From the very start of this story I loved them both, felt completely consumed by them both and what was building between them, and I just could not get enough of them.

I couldn’t get enough of the connection they shared. I could not get enough of how real they could be with one another, and how they had such an exceptional way of knowing and seeing each other. They just immediately understood each other. They immediately saw the truth in each other. They immediately felt a pull that was so intense and so right, even if the timing was so wrong. I just could not get enough of everything that Aly Martinez so phenomenally brought to life with them.

Aly Martinez created a completely unforgettable, vibrant, and wholly enjoyable story in Across the Horizon.

She brought us back to a world, to a group of characters, and to a story that will always hold a piece of my heart. The way that she exceptionally brought Tanner and Rita’s story to life was everything. It really was. The way that she brought me back to a story and a world that I LOVE was everything. The way she wove in Tanner and Rita’s story, without spoiling anything from The Darkest Sunrise and The Brightest Sunrise, while also giving me a new perspective on moments from those stories and that world was EVERYTHING. (It also highlights the shear talent this woman has as a writer that she was able to give me more, without spoiling or giving away too much of the other story that this one connects into. Allllll the snaps for Aly Martinez on that one!)

The way that she put me right in the thick of it with Tanner and Rita as they opened their hearts to one another, as they cut through all the layers, and as they really saw and started to feel for one another was everything.

It was everything and then some.

I really can’t say that enough.

Across the Horizon was the exact book I needed. It was funny, it was light, it was refreshing and full of a life and vibrancy that I could not get enough of. What I loved about this book was that it was on the lighter side for an Aly Martinez book, yet it still had her distinctive writing, and it still had a level of emotion and feels to it that brought tears to my eyes a few times. I loved that as much as she made me laugh while reading this book, she gave me the feels too. She gave me the heart of this story and these characters in a way that seared me to them as everything with them unfolded. She invested me so deeply in them and their journeys as characters, while also keeping me on my toes and reminding me how precariously close those two were to the edge of a cliff.

Trust me when I say that Aly Martinez delivers it all in this book. And while you might think Across the Horizon won’t shock you or emotionally murder you just a bit because of its humor and fun…don’t give up hope quite yet, because Aly Martinez always has a trick or an emotional murder weapon up her sleeve.

Tanner and Rita were also just the best. And in case you’re wondering, Rita Hartley is the perfect match for that man. Tanner Reese is his own force to be reckoned with, and that man needed someone that would keep him on his toes. Rita Hartley is that woman. She is a force to be reckoned with herself. She is fire, she is strength, and she completely understands the appeal of Robb Stark so clearly she is amazing in so many ways. But more than that, she is the perfect woman for Tanner Reese. She gets to him. She makes him want to be the best he can be, and she makes him nervous. She is no wilting flower that girl, and even though I love Tanner with my entire heart and want to keep him to myself forever, if I had to share him with someone, it would be Rita.

Those two share something that is so real and that will touch every part of your heart. It might be the wrong time for them, they might have a world of hurdles in front of them, and it might be crazy, but it’s them. And it works. You will absolutely love getting to be with Tanner and Rita as they feel what they do, and as they try to figure it all out. Their story will give you many memorable moments that will have you laughing your butt off, that will have you feeling all the feels, and that will have you believing with every ounce of your being that these two people belong together.

I truly can’t say enough how much I loved this book and how much I NEEDED this story in my life.

Across the Horizon was everything I needed and more.

It was a story that I have been wanting and needing ever since first meeting both Tanner and Rita. It is a story that gave me life, gave me the feels, and gave me two dynamic characters with a banter and a connection that just wouldn’t quit. This book was exceptionally written and crafted. It was a light and funny read that still packed an emotional punch that will steal your breath away. This story is one that I will never forget, and as I sit here writing this review all I can think about is how much I already miss Tanner and Rita.

I miss their craziness. I miss their banter. I miss their lovable selves that just owned their craziness and everything that they were doing and feeling. I miss their honesty. I miss their palpable connection.

I miss them. So much.

What Aly Martinez created in Across the Horizon with them was phenomenal in every way. She created a story that was worthy of them and that exemplified who they truly are. She made this book that I never wanted to leave, and she made them two characters that I loved and felt for with all that I had. She gave me everything with those two, and she made them both so distinctive and memorable in a way that only she could with her writing.

She gave me it all.

She gave me Tanner. She gave me Rita. She gave me a ninja warrior course, a new love and appreciation of Game of Thrones, the breathtaking meaning of hand holding, and most of all, she gave me a love story that was vibrant, perfectly authentic and heartfelt, and so very fun and so very real.

And honestly, I will forever love what I got with Tanner and Rita in this book because it was everything.

Everything I needed, everything I wanted, everything that was deserving of Tanner and Rita, and everything that I have come to love about a book by Aly Martinez.

I shifted the phone to my other ear and asked her, “Did you just get in bed?”

“If, by bed, you mean carrying a glass of wine out back to swing in the hammock, maybe.”

I bit my bottom lip, my head falling back against the headrest. For most men, this would have been an innocuous statement. But for a hammock connoisseur like myself, this was the normal guy equivalent of her saying that she liked to give blowjobs during halftime.

“You have a hammock out back?”

There was a delay in her response, which was followed by a subtle kiss of her lips on what I assumed was a wine glass. “Don’t knock it until you try it. It’s one of the most underrated luxuries in outdoor furniture.”

“Oh, I’m not knocking anything. Rope or quilted?”

“Mayan, actually.”

“Oh, sweet heavenly baby Jesus, she’s beautiful and knows her hammocks. I’ve never been so turned on in my life.”

She giggled, pausing for another sip. “You know, if you leaked this hammock fetish to the press, you could probably increase demand by five million percent and singlehandedly lower the country’s unemployment rate.”

Okay, so at some point during the day, she’d figured out who I was.

But! Even with this knowledge, she was trying to avoid a date with me and was not elbow-deep in planning our televised wedding. This was a definite plus in my book.

“Yeah, but then, when I talked to beautiful women like yourself, I’d have no idea if the hammock was your idea or a ploy to impress me.”

“Jeez, that’s sad, Tanner,” she said, her sweet Southern accent like a wave rolling over my name.

I’d meant it as a joke, but it was the absolute truth when it came to dating. Early on in my career, I’d done a rapid-fire interview about my personal life. One of the questions had been: What would your ideal woman order on the first date? Truth be told, the only thing I hoped my ideal woman would order was something she wanted. I didn’t factor into that. But I’d been on my last question in my last interview of the last day of a month-long press tour. My face had hurt from fake smiling, I’d been in desperate need of a shower, a smoke, and sleep, and my mind had been mush, so I’d prattled off the first thing that had come to mind: shrimp and grits.

That one little answer somehow made it onto my Wiki page, and after that, every woman I’d taken out ordered shrimp and grits. One of them even had a shellfish allergy and nearly ended up in the hospital. And this insanity was not limited to women outside of the spotlight.

I’d once gone on a date with America’s princess of pop, Levee Williams. We’d hit it off at a charity event. For one of the most famous women in the world, she was a surprisingly nice girl, gorgeous, and funny as all get out. But the first time I took her out? One guess what she ordered.

I was at the end of my rope with dating and lost my freaking mind before storming out like an asshole. That night, as I was reporting shrimp and fucking grits as an error to Wiki, I noticed that her page listed it as her favorite food. I’d never had the balls to contact her again, and I once hid behind a palm tree on Rodeo Drive when I heard the clamoring of paparazzi calling her name. But that’s neither here nor there.

In short, while finding a woman was all too easy, dating was hard.

But that wasn’t about to stop me from trying with Rita.

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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 super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Review Post: In Her Space (The Stars Duet) by Amie Knight

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I was reunited with Livingston Montgomery in the broad sunshine of a Carolina morning, right where she belonged; in the light.

It’d been too long since I’d seen her face.

She had changed, but so had I.

I was Adam Nova, reformed bad boy. Now, successful business man.

I had it all, except for the one person I’d always wanted, and now I was back to claim her.

She was living in the shadows, just a shell of the former girl I knew.

But it didn’t matter that she tried to hide from me in the dark.

I’d follow her into the deepest depths of hell.

I just wanted to be In Her Space.

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*****5 Unforgettably Emotional Stars*****

Ever since I was young, when I’ve looked up at the night sky I’ve always looked for Orion. He’s the hunter in the night sky. He’s also the constellation I always find myself looking for and thinking of whenever I look up at night. Admittedly that’s probably because it’s the easiest constellation for me to find, but there’s always been a part of me that’s connected to that particular constellation. Orion is always there, and always just one look above.

Reading this duet has given me a new appreciation for the night sky and constellations. I don’t think I’ll ever look up at the night sky in the same way after getting what I did with Adam and Liv in this book. I honestly think it’s impossible to read this book and this duet, to experience its literal magic and impact, and to not see the stars and the night sky in a different way.

In Her Space is the conclusion to The Stars Duet, and it is hands down one of the best books I have EVER read.

I could not have asked more more with the conclusion to this duet. I could not have asked for more from Adam and Liv. This last part of their epic romance was angsty, full of heart and emotion and moments I physically felt with these characters as everything came to be. Their story in this book took my breath away. Literally. I felt the hurt and the emotion and everything that came these characters’ ways. This story made me cry my eyes out for a multitude of reasons. It connected me so deeply to both Adam and Liv and everything that unfolded with them.

This book was everything I needed and more with these characters. It was fitting of their journey together and it brought their story to a beyond satisfying end that I will never forget. I think that was what I love so much about In Her Space. It felt fitting of Liv and Adam. It felt like the right next step for their journey together. It felt like them through every word. What Amie Knight created in this book was perfect. It was complicated and heart wrenching and eviscerating at times to read, but in the same breath it was everything I and these characters needed. It was healing, it was everything coming full circle, and it was and ending that felt right for these characters.

In Her Space was the perfect conclusion to this duet with Adam and Liv. It had every aspect that I fell so deeply in love with from the first part of their story, and this second part just built upon that fierce love even more. I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Adam and Liv more than I already did, but this book showed me again and again that my love for those two is infinite. My love for them grew exponentially in this conclusion, and that had me loving every single word of what this author so exceptionally crafted and brought to life with them.

I literally could not ask for more than what I got with Adam and Liv in In Her Space. I am telling you, if you loved and enjoyed the first part of their story, you will LOVE everything you get with them in this second part. You will love how even thought this book takes place years in the future, at their core Adam and Liv are still who they are. You will love the feel of this book. You will love how this book will continue to push at the cracks those two and their story left in your heart, and in the same breath how they start to fill them in piece by piece. You will love how this book will push you to the edge again and again, how it will push your heart to its very limit, and how it will have you in it all with Adam and Liv as they come back together again.

You will love it all because this book is Adam and Liv. It is them in the most honest, raw, and real way, and what you get with them in this part of their story will have you knowing again and again why you love them so much in the first place.

I wish I could tell you all the things about this book and what it’s going to give you, but I also don’t want to ruin any morsel of a moment of what you’ll experience in this book. To ruin any piece of this story would take away from the literal amazingness that are these characters and their unforgettable story. It would break my heart for that to happen.

All I can say is read this book. Read it. Feel it. Open yourself up to these characters, and they will do the same to you…and I’m telling you, they will blow you away and leave you in awe with what you so spectacularly get with them. This story will keep you on your toes from start to finish. It will break you at times, make you at others, and in between you will get one of the most consuming and enrapturing love stories you have ever read.

You will get Adam and Liv. You will get the final pieces of their journey. You will get them at their worst and at their very best. You will get their flaws, their fight, their triumphs and setbacks. You will see just how far those two are willing to go for the love they never forgot and for the feelings that never faded in the years that have passed.

You will see every inch of their hearts and souls in this book, and I promise that that will give you everything with them. EVERYTHING.

It has been a long time since two characters have touched my heart as much as Adam and Liv did while I read their story. I honestly can’t say that enough. As I sit here writing this review thinking about them and everything I got with them in their epic and breathtaking story, it honestly brings tears to my eyes. Those two are just everything. Amie Knight connected me so much to them both, to their individual journeys and struggles, and to every step of their love together in a way that I will NEVER forget.

She made them both so real to me. She made them two people that I fell so deeply in love with. She allowed me to feel every bit of their story. She allowed me to get them on the most authentic of levels, and in a way that permanently seared me to them. She allowed me to understand every reason behind who they were, why that was, and where they were both fighting so hard to go.

She gave me them. In every way possible. And I will never forget that or anything that she gave me along the way with them.

What Amie Knight so beautifully and meaningfully creates in this book will have you knowing without a doubt that what you get with Adam and Liv will stay with you long after you finish their story on the pages of this book. And that is just part of what makes their story so spectacular and so incredible to experience.

Let me tell you what I know about this duet.  I know that I love Adam and Liv with all that I have. I know that I loved every single magnificent word of their love story, and I know that I will never read a story that brings everything together in the spectacular way that theirs did. I know that these two are amazing and kind of complicated, yet so easy to love. I know that this story made me cry all the tears. I know that every moment of this epic romance and duet broke every piece of my heart, while simultaneously putting it all back together again. I know that this story made me feel things that I have never felt before.

I know that there is magic in the stars. I know that there is power and breathtaking beauty in the night sky. I know that second chances really can give you everything if you open yourself up to them. I know that fighting with your heart and giving it your all might not be easy in the least, but that it is oh so worth it in the end.

I know that real love, all-consuming, keep you up at night, never gonna let you go, love is worth everything. And then some.

I know that the heart’s capacity for love and healing and more truly knows no bounds.

I know that stars and wishes and the night sky hold a truth and a sense of magic and power that can give you it all if you only let yourself feel it, have it, and believe in it.

I know that love can truly be written in the stars, and that you might just find yourself holding the pen and the light that changes everything and brings you home.

I know all of that because of Adam and Liv, because of this book, and because of their unforgettable story in this duet.

I know all of that and more because of them.

As I sit here writing this review, it’s night time. If I look out my window I can just make out Orion’s belt…but that’s not all I think of or see when I look at the night sky. Not anymore at least. Now I see a boy and a girl who were both lost in their own way. I see two souls who were looking for something they didn’t even know they needed. I see a coke bottle and a field that are more precious than any gem.

Now when I look up at the night sky I see Nova and Luna.

I see Adam & Liv.

I see their journey, I see their hearts, I feel their magic and fight, and most of all I see and feel every ounce of their love. I see them in the stars, and most of all I feel in awe when I look up at the night sky because what those two share is truly written in the stars. What they share together is truly magical, beyond special, and unique in such an unforgettable way.

What those two share belongs in the night sky because no entity other than the night sky is worthy enough of those two and their love.

Theirs is a story of heart, of fight, of unimaginable heartbreak and emotion, but most of all, it’s a story of true, epic love and it’s never ending power and presence. And just like the night sky, their love and their story will never truly end because there is no end to something that big or that special or that literally amazing.

There is no end…there’s just infinite possibilities…and stars…and love.

I don’t think I’ll ever look up at the night sky again without seeing or thinking about Adam and Liv…and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.

Excerpt:

“Come to my office now.” Patience had never been a virtue for this man.

“Adam, please.” My voice even sounded desperate to my own ears. Couldn’t he just give me a break one fucking day? Since he’d been home, my life had been in turmoil.

I think it was the use of his first name that gave him pause and gave me a bit of hope that he was going to leave me the hell alone today.

“My office. Now. I’m the boss.” And then he clicked off.

“Bastard,” I whispered.

A click. “I heard that.” And then another click.

I rolled my eyes as I cleaned my paper mess. I made sure to take my damn time going to his office. He may have been my boss, but he wasn’t the boss of me. Yeah, I was pretty mature today.

I knocked at the door and no one answered, so I knocked again. Harder.

Eventually, Adam turned the knob and opened it, his cell phone to his ear. He motioned with his hand for me to have a seat in the chair in front of his desk while he sat behind his desk, still on the phone.

The longer I sat there, the angrier I got. I didn’t even want to come in here and he insisted on it so he could sit his ass on the phone and look at me. It didn’t even seem like he was really talking to anyone except for the occasional yes or good from his mouth. He was making my already shitty day even shittier.

He finally hung up the phone and just gazed at me from the other side of the desk.

I raised my eyebrows at him. “Was there something you needed from me, Mister Nova?”

He ran a hand over the scruff of his jaw. “Ya know, Liv. This Mister Nova shit is getting really fucking old.”

I wasn’t in the mood for his bullshit today and I could tell he was really planning on giving it to me. “Ya know, Mister Nova, this calling me into your office for no fucking reason is getting really old, too.”

He stood up and stalked around the desk toward me like a predator after its prey. “I hate it when you cuss.”

I pursed my lips. “I hate it when you boss me around.”

“I want to kiss the sass right out of you.”

I stood up and we were toe-to-toe. “Don’t you even think about it,” I breathed.

He grabbed me by my hips and swung me around until I was pinned between him and the desk. “Oh, I think about it all the time and who’s going to stop me?”

My eyes fluttered closed. Oh fuck, he was getting to me. The fever was back. Making me hot and bothered and wanton, but I wasn’t easy. “My knee.”

“Oh, come on.” His nose brushed the side of mine. “I just want a taste.”

The smell of sweet smoke invaded my senses, making me crazed and incredibly dumb because I whimpered. And that was all she wrote.

His hands went to the back of my head and gripped my hair tight, angling my head just how he liked, and he didn’t just press his lips to mine. No, this wasn’t one of Adam’s sweet, thoughtful kisses. He pillaged my mouth. The man kissed me like he was drowning and I was his only source of air.

He bit at my lips and pulled my hair, the sting, the sheer intensity of the moment causing me to groan. I was angry and hot and God, I wanted him. I wanted to forget today. I wanted to bury myself in his kisses and passion for just a few minutes. I wanted to forget the time that had separated us. I wanted to pretend we hadn’t been separated for years and miles. I wanted to remember when he was mine and I was his.

He slid his hand up the outside of my thigh, almost like he’d held my hand all those years ago, with such thought, agonizingly slow and right up under my skirt. My heart raced in my chest. It beat so loudly in my ears, it was all I could hear.

“What are you doing?” I whispered, desperate for him to continue, praying he stopped. This was the best worst idea in the history of ideas.

“What I’ve been wanting to do since I saw you in that little black dress at the Gala. The dress you wore to torture me,” he growled, dropping to a knee while he shrugged out of his suit jacket.

My face grew hot as he pushed my skirt up, trailing his fingers up the outside of my thighs, sliding his palms up the inside, like his hands were on a leisurely walk, instead of seducing the hell out of me.

“This is a bad idea,” I panted, clutching the edge of his desk in my hands as his fingers brushed the apex of my thighs. “You’re my boss. You’re my ex-boyfriend. I’m not even sure you like me.”

“On the contrary, this is the best idea I’ve had in years.” His head dipped, and the sting of teeth right at the top of my thigh was dangerously close to where I ached. “And I’m gonna show you how much I like you.”

About the Author:

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: Recall (The Red Ledger Series) by Meredith Wild

Recall (The Red Ledger Volume 2)

by Meredith Wild 

Release Date: 13th November

Genre: Suspense/thriller

The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s signature erotic twist.

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Synopsis

 

There’s no turning back…


The second I spared Isabel’s life, everything changed. I used to deal in death wishes. Now the instinct to protect her charts the course. Because every time I turn away from her, something turns me back. She’s uncovered a side of me that I can no longer ignore. Doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t belong in my world. 


Isabel’s learning to hold her own, but nothing can prepare her for the life I’m being called back into. With a long road ahead of us, I won’t make promises I can’t keep. She can barely accept the dark deeds of my past—a bloody history spelled out in a ledger she’s more preoccupied with than I’d like. When an old associate sets a dangerous plan in motion, I can’t hide who I really am. And there’s no turning back…

*****5 Completely Consuming Stars*****

Just when I think that there’s no way Meredith Wild can top what she’s already created in this series, she goes and does just that. This next part of the series continues the pulse pounding story of Tristan and Isabel in a way that continues to do their story the justice that they deserve. From start to finish, this next part to this epic saga was consuming, full of shocking twists and turns that kept me on my toes, all while giving a love story that you won’t see coming.

Suffice to say, I am more consumed than ever with in this series and with everything that I have gotten with Tristan and Isabel.

Their story has spanned countries, has taken them both places far and wide, and has made them both question everything. This next part of their story really pushed them both. While I don’t want to reveal too much of what happened within the pages of the story, because you deserve to experience it for yourself, I will tell you that you will absolutely love every word of what you get in this part of their story. You will love the intensity of it. You will love how it keeps you on the edge of your seat every single word. You will love how you really do not know what that next page will bring these characters and everything that is happening. You will love that this part of their story will give you more than you ever thought possible.

The Red Ledger Series is the perfect romantic suspense series. It’s sexy, it’s full of a tangible level of heat and connection, and it has more shocking moments than you can shake a stick at. This series is one that I can’t get enough of. I was already a huge fan of Meredith Wild’s writing before this series, but with everything she’s created with Tristan and Isabel, I have fallen even more in love with her writing. The way she brings every word of this story to life, the way she kept me on the edge through every single second I got with Tristan and Isabel, and how she full immersed me in this sultry and addictive world was everything to get.

Meredith Wild truly delivers it all and then some in this book and series, and what you get with these characters will just have you loving it all the more!!

I am telling you if you give it a chance, if you read it, you’ll love it. You will absolutely love every word of it. You will love how it steals your breath away. You will love how it keeps you on the edge. You will love how it gives you a heart rendering love story through it all, and in the end you will love what Meredith Wild so spectacularly gives you with her characters and this world and this story.

I truly cannot say enough good things about this book. Or this series. It has the perfect level of intensity, while also giving me an emotional love story that knows no bounds. What I’ve gotten along the way with Tristan and Isabel is nothing short of incredible. Their love and their feelings for one another deepen the more I get with them, and I honestly just can’t wait for more. I can’t wait for more of them, I can’t wait for more of the action and adrenaline that goes with them wherever they are, and I can’t wait for more of this spectacular series.

 

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“Meredith Wild effortlessly moves into the suspense genre, joining the ranks of James Patterson and Robert Ludlum. Thrilling, suspenseful and heart-stopping!”

-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre

 

“The Red Ledger is Wild’s most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date.”

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Meet The Author

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.

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Review Post: Beneath His Stars (The Stars Duet) by Amie Knight

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Beneath His Stars, the first in the Stars Duet, an all-new emotional and romantic duet from Amie Knight is available NOW!

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I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.

He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn’t belong in the dark.

Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.

I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.

With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my to being another spoiled socialite.

But I didn’t want money.

I didn’t want social status.

I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.

It didn’t matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.

It didn’t matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.

I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.

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*****5 Utterly Unforgettable Stars*****

I honestly struggled with how I wanted to start this book review. I have so many words about this book and its literal amazingness, but I wanted the words I used to convey just how utterly incredible this book was. I wanted to make sure that the first words of this review let you know how much I loved every single moment of this story. I wanted my words to do these characters and their unforgettable story the justice they so deserved.

If I could only tell you one thing about this book it would be that it is hands down one of the BEST books I have EVER read in my reading life.

If I could tell you more things about this book it would be that these characters, their emotionally breathtaking journey together, and every beautiful, heart wrenching, and angst filled word of this book gave me life. It gave me everything and then some. It blew me away, consumed me so truly, and just turned my entire world upside down while I was within its pages.

Amie Knight exceptionally crafted an epic love story that I will NEVER forget for the rest of my days.

This story is one that spans years, decades, and so many moments that will take ahold of you with all that they have. Beneath His Stars is the first part of a completely mesmerizing and unforgettable story about young love, friendship, and the magic, pull, and power of the stars.

This book is a sweeping tale of what happens when the boy from the wrong side of the track meets the rich girl who he shouldn’t touch. But really, it’s so much more than that. Beneath His Stars is not just a typical story of boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, and they live happily ever after. This story is so much more than that. This is a story of an unexpected friendship that turns into so much more. This is a story about what happens when you meet the one person you didn’t even know you needed in your life. This is a story about meeting the person who changes it all for you, the person who alters your life course, your heart, and your very being. And as you read this story with Adam and Liv, you will experience those changes yourself.

You will not be the same person at the end of this book that you were at the start of reading it, and that is just part of what makes it so utterly spectacular.

Beneath His Stars is the first half of a love story that spans a lifetime. It is a story that will touch every part of your heart and every part of the night sky along the way.

This book gives you the first half of a story that will own you mind, body, and soul. What Adam and Liv give you in their love story will take your breath away, will have you feeling every single emotion you didn’t realize you even had, and will have you knowing that what you’re experiencing with them is truly unique. Beneath His Stars seamlessly weaves together heartfelt emotion, the most consuming angst, and a connection that you will feel through every single page.

The love story you get within the pages of this magnificent book will give you it all. And I mean that with everything that I have. This story will give you it all. It will give you friendship, romance, angst, a bit of suspense, heartbreak, longing, and all the glorious emotion that you will LOVE. It will give you all the feels, all the southern goodness, and a story that will make you laugh and smile and cry your eyes out in the same breath. Like I said, it will give you it all. And then some.

What Amie Knight so incredibly creates in this book is amazing in every way.

What I loved about Beneath His Stars, and really this entire duet, was that as much as it was about the big things, it was also about the little things. They had equal importance and relevance and impact through every page. In this story it was just as much about a field and a coke bottle, as it was about love and friendship. It was about all the glorious stars in the night sky, just as much as it was about the two distinctive people lying beneath it. It was about two people from two very different worlds, just as much as it was about a girl and boy trying to find their way.

The nuances, the magic between these characters, and both the little and big things are what made this book and this entire story what it is. That is what created what was so special about Adam and Liv and their story. That is what puts this story in a whole different stratosphere than any other book. That is what made this book one of the best books I have ever read and one of my top reads for this entire year.

Amie Knight gave me it all in Beneath His Stars. She really did, and I honestly could not have asked for more. And even though she left me with one helluva cliffhanger, she made it all PERFECT. She made every moment with Adam and Liv mean something. Nothing was too little or small, it all added to the picture. She made this story one of the most beautiful and enrapturing stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She created a world I NEVER wanted to leave. In fact as I sit here writing this review, all I can think about is how much I want to go back to that world.

I want more Adam and Liv. I want more of their magic. I want more stars in the night sky. I want more Nova and Luna. I want more of them and their hearts connecting and more of the pieces of this thoughtfully crafted world. I want more of it all, and that speaks so much to what Amie Knight so magnificently created in this world and in this book that I still desperately want more of all of that.

It has been many days since I have read Adam and Liv’s story, and I am still just as entranced by them and by it. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them, their love or their journey together, and I haven’t been able to stop feeling what those two gave me as their story unfolded. It was a bit of rollercoaster with more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at, but that is what made it theirs.

When you read this story it will take ahold of your heart and soul with the tightest grip, and it won’t let you go. It still hasn’t let me go, but I love that because it shows the authentic and very real connection this author allows you to have with these characters and everything they share together.

As I sit here writing this review I keep thinking that I want to tell you all the things about what you’ll get in this book with Adam and Liv…but in the same breath I don’t want to tell you much of anything of what you’ll actually get with them because I don’t want to take away from any of the literal amazingness you will get with them. To take away anything from the unforgettable reading experience those two will give you would be a travesty.

It would be so wrong because this book is everything. And more. So much more that I will NEVER forget.

Beneath His Stars is the first part to an epic love story that knows no bounds. It is bursting with feels and emotion and the most tangible level of angst that will hit you so damn hard where it counts. This story is one that you will never want to have end, and trust me when I say that when you reach the end you will be desperate for more Adam and Liv. Their story isn’t easy, and it might just break your heart a bit, but I promise you, it’s so beyond worth it.

Their love is worth it. Their hearts are worth it. Their journey together is worth it. Their heartbreak is worth it.

They are worth it. In every way possible.

Amie Knight has created one of the most exceptional stories I have read in this book, and I am telling you, from the moment you start this book you will love it. You will love it, enjoy it, feel it, and breathe it all, and in the end, you will be damn glad you read this book. Trust me. It will steal your breath, it will make you cry and laugh and feel every emotion under the sun, and that is honestly something you will relish in because this story is one for the record books.

This book is magic. It is the stars. It is the first part of Adam and Liv. It is angst heaven and epic in its nature. And it a book I promise you will love and never forget.

So please, I beg of you, read this book. Read it. Feel it. Live every word. And be prepared to be utterly amazed by its literal exceptionalness.

I promise you have never read or experienced a story quite like this one, and that is just one star in the night sky of what makes this a truly amazing book that will own you in every single way possible.

Excerpt:

“Are you smoking?” Her lip curled in disgust.

I nodded.

It was her turn to look disgusted this time. “Do you even speak?”

I nodded again and she shook her head in disbelief before reaching over the space between us and snatching the cigarette out of my mouth so fast I didn’t see it coming. I stood there dumbfounded. People didn’t snatch shit away from me. People were scared of me. Not this brave girl. I should have known.

“Smoking is disgusting.” She said it quietly like it didn’t matter, but I could tell it did to her. She bent over and put the butt out on the driveway before standing up again and shoving it in her pocket.

I smirked. “You gonna keep that?”

Her eyes ignited with anger. “No, I’m going to throw it in the trash because I’m not a litterbug.”

Shaking my head, I muttered under my breath, “Fucking litterbug.” She was being cute. The girl with the too long legs and too big mouth that I couldn’t get out of my mind was fucking cute, too. I was screwed.

I wanted to full-on smile at her cuteness, but I held my happiness close to my chest. God knew it always came with a price. And I was done paying.

“You kiss your momma with that smoke mouth?” she asked snarkily, clearly pissed off about my smirk.

I lowered my head and took a step back, running a hand through my dark hair. I wanted to tell this girl things. Things I had no business telling her, like that I didn’t kiss my momma with anything anymore. Instead, I asked the question that had been plaguing me since she’d seemed surprised it was me who had left the notes.

“Who did you think it was?”

Her face screwed up in confusion. “What?”

I stood straighter and licked my lips before answering. “Who did you think left the notes?”

I was feeling strangely vulnerable in that moment waiting for her answer and I didn’t like it one bit. Why did it matter to me who wrote her or didn’t? Or who else thought she was the most intriguing thing ever? For fuck’s sake, she was just another rich bitch from the island. Why did anything about what she was about to say matter to me at all?

She bit her lip again and I still wanted to reach over and pull it from her teeth. It was sexy that lip bite, innocent even, and for some reason that made it all the more attractive.

“I don’t know.” Her brow furrowed in thought and she looked away, almost like she didn’t want to tell me the answer to my question. But then her eyes landed on mine again. “I thought it was the other guy—”

“Boone?” I interrupted loudly.

A disgusted look crossed her face. “God, no. Not him. The blond. The other guy.”

I let out a long breath accompanied by a sarcastic chuckle. “Grady?” That guy didn’t even graduate high school and she thought he knew anything about astronomy. I would have laughed if the whole thing hadn’t annoyed me so much.

Her eyes brightened. “Is that his name?”

I pulled out my pack of cigarettes again. “You like him or something?”

“What? No!”

I walked out into the street and lit my smoke far away from her.

She started to follow me. “Where are you going?”

“Home.”

“But I don’t even know your name!” she yelled and stomped a foot.

I almost smiled again.

About the Author:

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: When You Became Mine by A.S. Teague

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Title: WHEN YOU BECAME MINE

Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary

About When You Became Mine:

I was twelve years old when I fell in love with Piper Kelley. Even at the age of eight, she was everything I wasn’t: brave, bold, and beautiful.

The night of my college graduation party, I finally made my move, but Piper only had eyes for one man—my younger brother.

With a battered heart, I left for Vegas, determined to put her behind me. But eight years later, fate proved once again that it had never cared about my plans.

Now, I’m back home, and determined not to fall into the same trap I spent the majority of my adolescence trying to escape.

But when Piper finds herself at the risk of losing her medical license, I realize just how far I’m willing to go to protect her.

I was twelve when Piper Kelley became mine.

It’s time I let her know.

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*****5 Completely Incredible Stars*****

When You Became Mine is another phenomenal read by A.S. Teague that I absolutely loved every word of. This book is a childhood friends to lovers romance that spans years and decades and many moments with these characters that will take your breath away. From start to finish this book delivered an outstanding story that was exceptionally written, thoughtfully crafted, and that had me LOVING these characters with all that I had.

This story follows a group of friends as they grow up, as they live their lives, as life changes them and throws things their way, and as they all try to figure it out along the way. This book is just as much about love as it is about family and friendship. It is just as much about happiness and lightness and good times as it is about the trials and tribulations that life can bring your way. It is just as much about the strength and fire and determination you have as it is about those moments when you let the enormity of it all just hit you and let that vulnerability show.

When You Became Mine is a story that encomapsses so much of everything. Friendship, romance, family dynamics, the intertwining nature of past and present, and what happens when you realize that the one person you needed has been with you the whole time. This story explores the ever evolving relationships of these characters over years of time and shows the varying dynamics they all share. Interwoven with that is a love story that you will not soon forget that is bursting with so much connection and intensity that you will NEED more of.

This is an incredible story of family, friendship, and more connection and fire than you can shake a stick at! When You Became Mine is a heartfelt friends to lovers romance that will wow and consume you on every single page.

This book follows the story of Lawson and Piper, two childhood frenemies who start to realize that the connection they share may mean more than both of them are ready to admit quite yet. When You Became Mine follows them from a young age, through their teenage years, and into adulthood as they face what life has to throw at them. Through love, laughter, pain, heartbreak, and more unforgettable moments than you can imagine, Lawson and Piper and their rest of their families handle life as it comes to them. When tragedy strikes, they band together. When pain comes in, they lean on each other. When the going gets tough, they figure it out one way or another.

The more life throws at them, the more the more these characters try to figure it all out. Yet there is something about the way that Lawson looks at Piper, and the way she starts to look back at him that will stick with you as you journey along with these characters. That boy has loved that girl his whole life, but she’s always been unavailable for one reason or another. This book shows what happens when the pieces for these two finally come back together again, and when they are given that chance to see what could be. When You Became Mine follows Lawson and Piper as they are brought back together in the same space after many years, as they push the buttons only they know how to push, and as they feel and breathe and live the electric pull they share.

What ensues with these two is nothing short of wonderful. It is bursting with the most intense and alluring level of push and pull. It is full of their personalities and their banter that holds such a connection behind it. It is wrought in the best way with their distinctive voices that make this story truly theirs. This story is them, it is real and full of feels, and it just feels good to read. I can’t say that enough. Reading this book made my heart happy, and getting to be right in the thick of what Piper and Lawson are sharing will give you so much that you will love. And it is all brought to life in the most real and engaging way through A.S. Teague’s phenomenal writing.

What I really loved about this book was how much I got to know each and every one of these incredible characters through this book. A.S. Teague does the most exceptional job of showing these characters throughout their lives, at their best, at their worst, at moments that stop them all in their tracks, and in moments that give them everything. She shows you them in their truest forms, and more than that, she allows you to understand and love them on the deepest of levels. She gives you Lawson and Piper and Hampton and all of the other amazing and memorable characters that make up this world. These characters made this world one that I was so not ready to leave, and I loved that.

I loved getting to know and love all of these characters. I loved getting to see all of their interwoven stories and relationships unfold in this book. I loved getting to be there in the tough moments that pushed them all to the edge. I loved getting to be there with Lawson and Piper as they inched closer to that tipping point of changing everything between them. I loved getting to see how friendship and longing and tangible connection came together in this story to make one helluva love story. I loved that this story just gave me these characters. It gave me them, flaws and hearts and crazy wonderfulness and all, and that was just the best.


The actual best.

What I also loved something fierce about this book was getting everything that I did with Piper and Lawson. Those two are gems and the fire and intense push and pull they share is off the charts. That push and pull is amplified by the fact that neither of them really wants to tip the boat and give into what they are sharing together. You see Lawson has been infatuated with Piper since they were young children, but there have always been things that have held him back from expressing what he feels. When he finally comes back to town after years away he must face those feelings for Piper head on, and he must figure out what in the world he’s going to do with them now. Piper has always viewed Lawson as the older brother/friend who loves to annoy the crap out of her. He knows all the right buttons to push, just like she does, and their back and forth and banter knows no bounds. But when Lawson returns, and is sexier and more muscular than ever, she soon starts to give into feelings that have always been there in some way for her.

What ensues between the two of them is full of fire, personality, and a connection that will draw you in like a moth to a flame. What those two share is bursting with a chemistry that is so specific to them, and what  you get with them along the way as they figure it all out will have you loving them with all that you have.

Trust me.

There is no possible way to meet Piper and Lawson and not love them. There is no way you will meet them and not feel their pull or their presence with one another. There is no way you can meet them and not believe in what they are sharing and building. It’s simply impossible to resist the allure and pull and meaning those two share together.

A.S. Teague shows in every word of this book how things soon start to change for Lawon and Piper. Their glances become longer and more meaningful, their feelings start to grow exponentially, and they start to see and hope and think of what could be. With the events of this story interwoven with what they’re sharing, this story balances the perfect amount of love, friendship, a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of connection that you will literally not be able to get enough of. Through every part of this story you get more of them, more of that pull that sears them to one another, and more of everything they are sharing and building together. Through it all A.S. Teague invests you in the, and everyone around them, with your whole heart, and you will absolutely love every moment you get with them all.

You will love the moments that make you smile and laugh with the shenanigans of this wonderful and blended family of characters. You will love the moments that tug at your heart and make you feel all the things for them as they face the many challenges they do. You will love the moments that just allow them to be them, to feel and share what they do, and that become the foundation for what is created between Lawson and Piper in the pages of this book. You will love getting to experience and feel every ounce of what those two share and how very real it all soon becomes. You will love getting to be there through the longing and fire and connection and intensity that grows into something so heartfelt, something so honest and vulnerable, and something so beyond right.

What you get with Lawson and Piper in When You Became Mine will show you just how right things can be when given the chance to thrive. Sure the ride may take a few twists and turns along the way, and it may take these characters to places and moments they never thought they’d be in, but in the end it is all so worth it. So beyond worth it. Because what you get with them in this story will make you feel good, will show you every part of these characters, and will have you believing and knowing with all that you have that some things are just meant to be.

What A.S. Teague created in this story was just fantastic. It was so easy to read and enjoy, and it just felt good to read. I never wanted this story to end because I never wanted to leave this world or these characters, and I love that I felt that so strongly through every page. What she gives you with her unforgettable characters is a story that will reach every part of your heart, and that will show you again and again the true power and meaning and amazingness of friends and family.

When You Became Mine was the perfect friends to lovers romance that will flood you with heart and humor and more personality and connection than you can shake a stick at, all while giving you a love story that will melt you something fierce. You will absolutely LOVE this story and these characters and everything you get with them. I promise you. A.S. Teague completely delivered it all in this book with these characters, and she will have you loving every single word of what she so incredibly brings to life in every amazing page of this story.

So get on to loving this story because there is no way you won’t fall heart first in love with Lawson and Piper and all of the other outstanding characters of this world. You will love them and their quirkiness and their tenacity and their honest hearts with your whole heart, and that is just a fraction of what makes this a truly outstanding read.

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A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

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Review Post: The Truth About Us (The Truth Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez just went live!

Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Us is now available! The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!

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Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

*****5 UNFORGETTABLY AMAZING STARS*****

Lie: I totally knew what was going to happen in this book. Nothing shocked me at all.

Lie: I really didn’t feel that much when I read this book.

Lie: This book was really just okay and I was ready for it to end.

When I tell you that The Truth About Us was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. I say that with all that I have. Seriously. I want to shout that statement from the proverbial rooftops to as many people as humanly possible because it is beyond true.

This book was one of the best books I have ever read.

The Truth About Us was viscerally emotional. It was breathtakingly shocking and grippingly intense. It was full of twists and turns I did not see coming, and more shocking reveals than you can shake a stick at. This book was written so exceptionally. Aly Martinez once again does the most incredible job of seamlessly weaving together a romantic suspense story that was equally about the heart and love, as much as it was about putting the pieces together. She really has the best talent for doing that, and that is just part of what made this the most fitting and perfect conclusion that I could’ve asked for for these characters.

The way she brings the conclusion together, the way she shows you these reveals, the way she brings to life the seeds she has been planting all along from the beginning, and the way she puts the big picture together will give you EVERYTHING. It will blow your heart and your mind away with what you get with these characters, and you will be reeling in more ways than one about what you get with them, what you feel with them, and what you get to experience with them as their story comes to a close. I am telling you, you are in no way emotionally or physically prepared for what you’re going to get with Penn and Cora….and you will absolutely LOVE that.

You will love how this book and its moments keep you on your toes. You will love how you will have absolutely no idea what that next page or moment or paragraph will bring. You will love how this book will take ahold of your heart, right along with these characters’, and will put you through it all with them. You will love the level of authentic and heartfelt emotion you get to experience with these characters as they journey through this story. You will love everything you get with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, and with every single other character you meet along the way in this book.

You will love it all in this book. And then some.

I don’t want to reveal too much of what happens in this story, because to ruin or even reveal just a little of what will happen in this story would seriously break my heart because you need to experience this story for yourself. You need to experience its literal amazingness and get all of the pieces to the puzzle right along with these characters as they do. I am telling you, you will love getting to figure it all out right along with them, getting those shocks and reveals, and getting to see what happens with these characters through it all. What Aly Martinez so phenomenally creates in this book, in this world, and in this story will take ahold of you in every single way possible, and you will never want it all to let go.

Trust me.

What I will tell you about this book is that it picks up right where The Truth About Lies ended. It puts you right in the thick of the action, the deepest levels of emotion and anguish these characters are experiencing, and it puts you at the heart of it all as these characters try to figure out what in the world they’re all doing. From the very first page until the very last, Aly Martinez creates a tangible level of intensity through pulse pounding and adrenaline spiking moments that will simultaneously have you heart in every ounce of what she creates with these characters. Through it all these characters will burrow themselves deeper into your heart, will show you even more of who they are, and will sear themselves to you as they try to put themselves and their worlds back together again.

What you get in The Truth About Us with this world of characters is dark. It’s emotional and gritty in a way that you will not be prepared for. The first book in this unforgettable duet gives you a taste of that gritty and visceral emotion, but that is upped to the highest level in this book as these characters try to figure out what’s real and what’s not, all while discovering the truth and lies in between. Aly Martinez allows you to feel every lick of that emotion, pain, and anguish these characters experience. She lets you get it, she lets understand it, and she lets you breathe it in and live it right along with these characters.

What you’ll find in the pages of this book is not only do you get to see these characters break and feel their lows, you also get to see them rise above. You get to be there through thick and thin as they put the pieces of themselves, their hearts, and their very lives back together again. You are incredibly connected to them as they attempt to heal, as they try to figure out what it all means, and as they fight for the ending they all deserve. That fight, that attempt for healing, and the unforgettable tenacity and drive these characters have to heal, to make it right, and to feel and live the truth is nothing short of spectacular. It is what defines this book in the best way, and it honestly just blew me away.

What Aly Martinez allows you to experience with these characters as they go through it all, as they fight, and as they give it their all will show you the true character they all have, and will have you knowing that they are truly exceptional in every way possible.

I loved this book. I loved this book so damn much. I loved what it gave me with these characters. I loved that I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved that it let me understand the complicated worlds and lives and missions of these characters. I loved getting to be their front row center as the pieces all came to fruition, and I especially loved the vivid and memorable picture it all created. I loved how every part of the conclusion to this duet made me love these characters more. I loved how when I reached the end of this book, I did so with a heart that was bursting with so many feels and that was truly blown away by what I got to experience within the pages of this story.

I also loved how when I reached the end of this book I felt sad. Not because of what I was reading, but because I was so sad to have to say goodbye to this world and this story and these group of characters. I wasn’t ready to have to leave them yet. I wasn’t ready to not be with them anymore. And even though I LOVED every single word and letter and syllable this author gave me with them in this book, I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye because that is how utterly invested and connected I am to them.

All of that is a true testament to the extraordinary story that Aly Martinez creates within the pages of The Truth About Us. And honestly, I feel as if I could go on and on about this book, I could continue sharing what I loved about it and tell you all of the amazing moments I got to experience with these characters, and yet it wouldn’t even come close to capturing how truly exceptional this book and duet was. I wouldn’t even come close to scratching the surface of the intricate, dynamic, vivid, and truly unforgettable layers this book brings to life. I wouldn’t even come close to showing you what you’ll get within the pages of this book….and that is just part of what makes this one of the best and most exceptionally crafted books I have ever read.

I am telling you, you have never read a book or a story quite like this one. You have never met characters like these ones, you have never lived in such a vivid, dark, and dynamic world as this one, and you have never experienced such incredible writing and storytelling like you will in this book. You may think you know what’s in store for you in this book, but you really have no idea. Trust me. You really have no clue how this book will own you, shock you, break you, make you, and give you it all within its pages. And the only way to get those clues, to figure it all out, and to experience the literal amazingness these characters will give you is to read this book.

So please. I beg of you. Read. This. Book.

It would be wrong not to. It would be so epically wrong to not enter this world, to miss out on Penn and Cora, to miss out on Drew and the girls, and every other bit of this world. It would be so completely wrong to not feel and live and breathe this book right along with these characters. It would be wrong to not experience this truly unique and unforgettable story.

It would just be damn wrong to miss out on The Truth About Us. Seriously. So do yourself a favor and read this book. Read it. Live it. Feel it all. Take it in. Find the lies. Live the truth. And in the end, I promise you will not regret it.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I felt every single ounce of emotion and shock and twist and turn this book brought to life.

Truth: Aly Martinez knows how to write a story that is unique, that will blow your mind and your heart away, and that will give you it ALL. And then some.

Truth: I will NEVER forget this book, this story, this world, or these characters. EVER.

Truth: I LOVED this book with all I that I had, and it is one of the BEST books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

And that really is the biggest truth of all.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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 super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: The Truth About Us (The Truth Duet #2) by Aly Martinez

The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez just went live!

Today we are celebrating the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Us is now available! The first book in the duet, The Truth About Lies, is available too and both titles can be read for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited!

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Synopsis:

Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.

Every jagged shard.

Every broken bit.

Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.

Lie: I knew exactly who he was.

Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

*****5 COMPLETELY AMAZING STARS*****

Lie: I totally knew what was going to happen in this book. Nothing shocked me at all.

Lie: I really didn’t feel that much when I read this book.

Lie: This book was really just okay and I was ready for it to end.

When I tell you that The Truth About Us was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. I say that with all that I have. Seriously. I want to shout that statement from the proverbial rooftops to as many people as humanly possible because it is beyond true.

This book was one of the best books I have ever read.

The Truth About Us was viscerally emotional. It was breathtakingly shocking and grippingly intense. It was full of twists and turns I did not see coming, and more shocking reveals than you can shake a stick at. This book was written so exceptionally. Aly Martinez once again does the most incredible job of seamlessly weaving together a romantic suspense story that was equally about the heart and love, as much as it was about putting the pieces together. She really has the best talent for doing that, and that is just part of what made this the most fitting and perfect conclusion that I could’ve asked for for these characters.

The way she brings the conclusion together, the way she shows you these reveals, the way she brings to life the seeds she has been planting all along from the beginning, and the way she puts the big picture together will give you EVERYTHING. It will blow your heart and your mind away with what you get with these characters, and you will be reeling in more ways than one about what you get with them, what you feel with them, and what you get to experience with them as their story comes to a close. I am telling you, you are in no way emotionally or physically prepared for what you’re going to get with Penn and Cora….and you will absolutely LOVE that.

You will love how this book and its moments keep you on your toes. You will love how you will have absolutely no idea what that next page or moment or paragraph will bring. You will love how this book will take ahold of your heart, right along with these characters’, and will put you through it all with them. You will love the level of authentic and heartfelt emotion you get to experience with these characters as they journey through this story. You will love everything you get with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, and with every single other character you meet along the way in this book.

You will love it all in this book. And then some.

I don’t want to reveal too much of what happens in this story, because to ruin or even reveal just a little of what will happen in this story would seriously break my heart because you need to experience this story for yourself. You need to experience its literal amazingness and get all of the pieces to the puzzle right along with these characters as they do. I am telling you, you will love getting to figure it all out right along with them, getting those shocks and reveals, and getting to see what happens with these characters through it all. What Aly Martinez so phenomenally creates in this book, in this world, and in this story will take ahold of you in every single way possible, and you will never want it all to let go.

Trust me.

What I will tell you about this book is that it picks up right where The Truth About Lies ended. It puts you right in the thick of the action, the deepest levels of emotion and anguish these characters are experiencing, and it puts you at the heart of it all as these characters try to figure out what in the world they’re all doing. From the very first page until the very last, Aly Martinez creates a tangible level of intensity through pulse pounding and adrenaline spiking moments that will simultaneously have you heart in every ounce of what she creates with these characters. Through it all these characters will burrow themselves deeper into your heart, will show you even more of who they are, and will sear themselves to you as they try to put themselves and their worlds back together again.

What you get in The Truth About Us with this world of characters is dark. It’s emotional and gritty in a way that you will not be prepared for. The first book in this unforgettable duet gives you a taste of that gritty and visceral emotion, but that is upped to the highest level in this book as these characters try to figure out what’s real and what’s not, all while discovering the truth and lies in between. Aly Martinez allows you to feel every lick of that emotion, pain, and anguish these characters experience. She lets you get it, she lets understand it, and she lets you breathe it in and live it right along with these characters.

What you’ll find in the pages of this book is not only do you get to see these characters break and feel their lows, you also get to see them rise above. You get to be there through thick and thin as they put the pieces of themselves, their hearts, and their very lives back together again. You are incredibly connected to them as they attempt to heal, as they try to figure out what it all means, and as they fight for the ending they all deserve. That fight, that attempt for healing, and the unforgettable tenacity and drive these characters have to heal, to make it right, and to feel and live the truth is nothing short of spectacular. It is what defines this book in the best way, and it honestly just blew me away.

What Aly Martinez allows you to experience with these characters as they go through it all, as they fight, and as they give it their all will show you the true character they all have, and will have you knowing that they are truly exceptional in every way possible.

I loved this book. I loved this book so damn much. I loved what it gave me with these characters. I loved that I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved that it let me understand the complicated worlds and lives and missions of these characters. I loved getting to be their front row center as the pieces all came to fruition, and I especially loved the vivid and memorable picture it all created. I loved how every part of the conclusion to this duet made me love these characters more. I loved how when I reached the end of this book, I did so with a heart that was bursting with so many feels and that was truly blown away by what I got to experience within the pages of this story.

I also loved how when I reached the end of this book I felt sad. Not because of what I was reading, but because I was so sad to have to say goodbye to this world and this story and these group of characters. I wasn’t ready to have to leave them yet. I wasn’t ready to not be with them anymore. And even though I LOVED every single word and letter and syllable this author gave me with them in this book, I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye because that is how utterly invested and connected I am to them.

All of that is a true testament to the extraordinary story that Aly Martinez creates within the pages of The Truth About Us. And honestly, I feel as if I could go on and on about this book, I could continue sharing what I loved about it and tell you all of the amazing moments I got to experience with these characters, and yet it wouldn’t even come close to capturing how truly exceptional this book and duet was. I wouldn’t even come close to scratching the surface of the intricate, dynamic, vivid, and truly unforgettable layers this book brings to life. I wouldn’t even come close to showing you what you’ll get within the pages of this book….and that is just part of what makes this one of the best and most exceptionally crafted books I have ever read.

I am telling you, you have never read a book or a story quite like this one. You have never met characters like these ones, you have never lived in such a vivid, dark, and dynamic world as this one, and you have never experienced such incredible writing and storytelling like you will in this book. You may think you know what’s in store for you in this book, but you really have no idea. Trust me. You really have no clue how this book will own you, shock you, break you, make you, and give you it all within its pages. And the only way to get those clues, to figure it all out, and to experience the literal amazingness these characters will give you is to read this book.

So please. I beg of you. Read. This. Book.

It would be wrong not to. It would be so epically wrong to not enter this world, to miss out on Penn and Cora, to miss out on Drew and the girls, and every other bit of this world. It would be so completely wrong to not feel and live and breathe this book right along with these characters. It would be wrong to not experience this truly unique and unforgettable story.

It would just be damn wrong to miss out on The Truth About Us. Seriously. So do yourself a favor and read this book. Read it. Live it. Feel it all. Take it in. Find the lies. Live the truth. And in the end, I promise you will not regret it.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I felt every single ounce of emotion and shock and twist and turn this book brought to life.

Truth: Aly Martinez knows how to write a story that is unique, that will blow your mind and your heart away, and that will give you it ALL. And then some.

Truth: I will NEVER forget this book, this story, this world, or these characters. EVER.

Truth: I LOVED this book with all I that I had, and it is one of the BEST books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

And that really is the biggest truth of all.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1)

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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 super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Releasing Now: The Red Ledger Part 5 by Meredith Wild

The Red Ledger Series (part 5)

by Meredith Wild

Release Date: 10th September

Genre: Suspense/thriller

The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s

signature erotic twist

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Synopsis

TOMORROW ISN’T PROMISED…

I’ve seen death. I’ve watched my place in the world fall away. Every day, the life I’ve chosen with Tristan changes shape. It’s not the life I wanted for us, but it’s ours. I accept this, as unready as I sometimes feel to face the dark side of humanity he knows too well.

Now the person who’s responsible for putting us on this path has slipped from our grasp. Our grand plans to free Tristan from the life of a mercenary are unraveling. Friends are looking more like foes, and the truth we’ve been searching for is uglier than we could have ever imagined.

Every tomorrow brings a new fight I pray we can win. But what if tomorrow is something I’ve taken for granted all this time? What if we’ve met our match? What if tomorrow never comes?

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“Meredith Wild effortlessly moves into the suspense genre, joining the ranks of James Patterson and Robert Ludlum. Thrilling, suspenseful and heart-stopping!”

-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre

*****5 AMAZING INTENSE STARS*****

Just when I think that there is no possible way that Meredith Wild can addict anymore to the series, she goes and does just that. From the very first page, to the very last, this book owned me. It owned my mind, every feeling it gave me, and it owned every single part of me as this fifth part unfolded. I didn’t know if it was possible for her to up that ante more, to make things more intense, or to pull me in more than I already was, but she did that and more in this addition to the series.

Suffice to say, I am more concerned than ever with in this series and with everything that I have gotten with Tristan and Isabel.

Their story has spanned countries, has taken them both places far and wide, and has made them both question everything. This installment really pushed them both. While I don’t want to reveal too much of what happened within the pages of the story, because you deserve to experience it for yourself, I will tell you that you will absolutely love every word of what you get in this part of their story. You will love the intensity of it. You will love how it keeps you on the edge of your seat every single word. You will love how you really do not know what that next page will bring these characters and everything that is happening. You will love that this part of their story will give you more than you ever thought possible.

Things are coming into place. Things are clicking and pieces are coming together and you get that through every part of the story. What you put together with Tristan and Isabel will have your heart even more in this, will have you dying for more, and will have you knowing that this truly is a series you will never ever want to forget.

Just when you thought this series couldn’t get more intense, just when you thought you couldn’t love these characters more, and just when you thought there was no way your adrenaline and your heart and your feels could race even more, Meredith Wild gives you more. She gives you more moments that will shock you, more moments that will have you knowing this is a truly unforgettable story, and more moments that will invest you in the sweeping and consuming love story of Tristan and Isabel.

I loved every single word of what I got in this part of their story. I loved how it gave me more of them, I loved how it shocked me, I loved how it felt like more of those pieces were coming together, and I absolutely loved how Meredith Wild once again let me be a part of it all. She brought the action, the romance, the fire and connection to life in a way that is truly exceptional.

I am telling you, you have never read a story like this one. You have never read a story that brings together romance and intensity and action and adrenaline pumping moments quite like this one does. You have never read a story that will own you as much is this one does. You have never read a story that will addict you to it’s every word and feel and moment like this one does. You have never read a story that is so vividly and viscerally brought to life like The Red Ledger Series is by Meredith Wild.

I truly cannot say enough good things about this book. Or this series. It has the perfect level of intensity, while also giving me an emotional love story that knows no bounds. What I’ve gotten along the way with Tristan and Isabel is nothing short of incredible. Their love and their feelings for one another deepen the more I get with them, and I honestly just can’t wait for more. I can’t wait for more of them, I can’t wait for more of the action and adrenaline that goes with them wherever they are, and I can’t wait for more of this spectacular series.

The Red Ledger Part 5 was everything I needed and more. It was perfectly intense, it shocked me in ways that I was not prepared for, it had the adrenaline pumping like crazy through me, and it had me loving every single word of what I read. Tristan and Isabel and their story are truly in a league of their own, and this fifth part just showed me that even more. This series is one of the most gripping, unforgettable, and intense series you’ll ever have the pleasure of reading.

I am telling you if you give it a chance, if you read it, you’ll love it. You will absolutely love every word of it. You will love how it steals your breath away. You will love how it keeps you on the edge. You will love how it gives you a heart rendering love story through it all, and in the end you will love what Meredith Wild so spectacularly gives you with her characters and this world and this story.

“The Red Ledger is Wild’s most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date.”

-USA Today bestseller Angel Payne

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Meet The Author

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.

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Review Post: Break My Fall (The Breaking Trilogy #1) by M. Mabie

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Break My Fall by M. Mabie

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Jamie Walker

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Synopsis: “The first time I returned to Lancaster was for my brother’s funeral.

The second time was for Myra.”

For twelve years, I lived alone in my cabin, building a life with my two bare hands. I was free from their rules, their policies, and their lies.

They are a cult.

My father is their leader.

To protect my brother’s widow, I’m making her my wife. It’s her only way out.

But drawn to the purity in her deep blue eyes and the innocence of her gentle voice, I wonder if I’m not the biggest monster of them all. I have to save her from them and myself. Because every second I spend with this timid woman, I fight the urge to claim her.

Own her.

Make her truly mine.

And I know it’s wrong.

I will break her fall—if I don’t break her first.

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*****5 Completely Unforgettable Stars*****

Gripping. Unique. Enthralling. Unforgettable.

Those are just a few of the words that instantly come to mind when I think about Break My Fall by M. Mabie. As I sit here thinking about this book there are so many other positive adjectives that come to mind when I think of this story and what M. Mabie created within it. Raw, intensely real, and authentic. Emotional and all-feeling in every way. Exceptionally written and crafted through every page. Life changing, heart gripping, and utterly magnificent. Mind blowing and bursting with moments that will have you questioning everything. Phenomenal, outstanding, and just damn good.

I could seriously go on and on about this book and what it creates with Myra and Abraham.

Their story is unlike any other story I have ever read.

I have NEVER read a book like this one. I have NEVER experienced a book like this one. I have NEVER lived in a world quite like this one or met characters like the ones I found in this book. I have NEVER had writing completely transport me into a world or into a character’s head or into such consuming and unforgettable moments in such a way like I did while reading this book. I promise you have NEVER read or experienced or lived a story like this one, and that is just part of what makes this one of the most exceptional stories I have ever gotten my hands on.

What M. Mabie creates in this book, in the start of this trilogy, is wholly unique, encapsulating in its own spectacular way, and will take you into a world that you have never been a part of. A world made up of people with their own rules, their own laws, and their own way of doing things. A world made up of banding ceremonies and helpmeets, a world brimming with seclusion and oppression, a world where nothing is as it seems, yet no one knows the real depths and pulls of it all. A world of lies, of freedom, of fight and fire.

A world unlike any other I have been in while reading a book, and a world that I can’t wait to find myself back in as soon as humanly possible.

I am telling you, you have never read a book quite like this one. You have never met characters like the ones you will meet and love and discover in this book. You have never experienced a story like the one M. Mabie exceptionally crafts and brings to life in Break My Fall. You have never been in a world like Lancaster or met people like the ones who reside in that place.

You have never read a book that so meticulously, thoughtfully, and outstandingly meshes religion, romance, faith, emotion, family, longing and intensity and build quite like this one does.

What M. Mabie creates in this book is nothing short of everything. It is a slow burning romance that will push heart and your moral compass and your mind to places you’ve never been or felt before. It will have you wondering what in the world the rest of this series will bring about for Abraham and Myra and the world they call home. It will have you NEEDING to know what happens next. It will have you wondering what may or may not continue to grow between Myra and Abraham, all while you wonder and feel and live and breathe every ounce of what they gave you in this story. This book is their journey of faith, of family, of obligation, of fight and determination, of new beginnings, of things they never expected and more. It is their struggle, them giving it all for a triumph they don’t even know if they want or deserve or something they will even get to have, and it is them all the way through, from beginning to end, from pagp to page, in the most exceptional way.

Break My Fall is about what happens when one man’s journey home turns his life completely upside down and takes him back to a place he never wanted to see again. It is about what happens when faith and religion and newness and questions intersect in the most consuming way. It is about what happens when the one person who was supposed to mean nothing, turns out to mean EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. It is about the journey, the fight, the questions and wondering, the chances, the risks, and what it all means. This story is about what happens when two worlds collide, literally, figuratively, emotionally, physically, and in every other way possible. And when that collision happens y’all…well it makes for one of the most mesmerizing and unique and encapsulating reading experiences you will EVER have.

Trust me.

I read this book days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I still can’t stop thinking about these characters and their lives and what they’re beginning to share with one another. I can’t stop thinking about what is going to happen next, what has already happened, and what it all means. I can’t stop thinking about the emotion and the religion and the craziness that unfolded within the pages of this book. I can’t stop thinking about what M. Mabie created in this book and so incredibly brought to life with her words. I can’t stop thinking about it all.

These characters and this story and this world have overtaken me, and I love it. I love that I can’t stop feeling what I did while reading this book. I love that I can’t stop thinking and wondering about Lancaster, and what’s really happening there, and what will happen as more pieces come to this puzzle. I love that I just NEED more, more of that emotion, more of that raw honesty, more of what is so extraordinarily building between Myra and Abraham, more of what is pulling them together, yet pushing them apart in the same breath…more of it all. I want it all with them, I need it all with them, and I HAVE to have it all with them. The level of what I feel for their characters and this story and what M. Mabie is so dynamically creating in this world and series truly sets this book in a league of its own.

This book gave me life while I read it, and I do not say that lightly.

There were so many moments while reading where my breath was stolen because of the intensity of the moments in the pages of this book. There were other moments that shocked me to my core. Whether it was from the rules of Lancaster, what Myra or Abraham were doing or feeling, or whether it was from the moments they so vividly shared together, I was shocked. I felt that shock, the emotion and the physical effects that went with it, and I felt the changes that brought to these characters and what they shared. There were moments in this book where I practically swooned for Abraham and the goodness and the thoughtfulness of that man. There were moments when I practically cheered for Myra as she took chances that must’ve been so scary and felt so risky.

There were moments that had me practically YELLING at my kindle for one reason or another. Whether it was because I wanted and needed these characters to give into even just a morsel of what was so intensely and authentically building between them….or if it was the moments where things started to change and their worlds and perspectives and minds meshed and flip flopped and swayed in the most unforgettable and tangible of ways…or whether it was the moments that had me so vividly connected to these characters and their journeys and their feelings as they tried to wade their way through the murky waters of what is right, what is wrong, what is and isn’t okay, and as they came into their own...all of it had my heart and soul and mind and breath and voice in this story.

I lived this story as much as it gave me life and that is a true testament to what M. Mabie so phenomenally creates in every page of this book.

What I loved about this story was that as much as it is a slow burning romance that will give you the feels and emotion and heart and connection you crave in a love story, it will also give you a story that will make you think and question and wonder about everything.

The way that M. Mabie so incredibly weaves together a story that infuses faith and religion and morals and choice together made for a story unlike any other I have read before. I am not a religious person, I am not someone who even knows that much about religion, but I was fascinated by the way M. Mabie so carefully and thoughtfully brought religion, and every aspect of it, into this story. She finds a way to perfectly balance the religion and the pieces of this cult and the faith these characters have in way that isn’t too much, yet holds an exceptional level of meaning for them and their story as it all unfolds. The way religion and faith are almost their own characters and presence in this story is just one of the many amazing aspects this authors brings to life in Break My Fall.

That along with the moments that will make you question everything, that will have you wondering what you would do or what you would feel or what you would think, and those moments that will make you think long and hard about what is right and wrong, what is okay, what is a bad choice or a good choice, and what it means when control and consent and independence and choice mesh together will just give you it all. And then some.

That was this entire book. It was everything and then some. It was so much more, so much glorious more, and it just blew me away with everything it had.

I have never read a book like this, and as I read this story I found myself wanting to slow down my pace of reading because I never wanted it to end. I never wanted to leave what this author was bringing to life in me and in this world and in these characters. I never wanted to leave the intense and honest connection that was building so intricately between Abraham and Myra. I never wanted to leave this story that made me question and wonder about everything, every choice, every scripture, every word and feeling and moment. I never wanted to leave it all, and that just left me more than ready for the rest of this trilogy.

Break My Fall is hands down one of my top reads for the year and one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It was different, it was memorable, it was a world unlike any other I have lived in, and it gave me two complicated, real, and authentic characters that I immediately connected to. What you get within their heads, what you live and breathe with them in this story, and what you feel with them along the way as this all unfolds will break you in ways, will push you in others, will have every part of your mind and heart and soul with them through it all, and in the end, will have you knowing that what you’ve just experienced with them was nothing short of everything.

This book is one that I will never forget reading. And as I sit here writing this review, all I can think about is how much I want more of these characters, more of this unforgettable and dynamic world, and more of what M. Mabie so outstandingly created in this book. This author is a true writer with a talent that knows no bounds, and every bit of that shows in what she brings to life in Break My Fall.

Excerpt:

A cloud of smoke followed the silver-haired woman out the door of the main building onto the covered porch outside, and she shot the butt of her cigarette into the dirt in front of the semi.

“Your mother’s been trying to reach you.”

My phone had died two days earlier, and I’d forgotten to bring a charger. Mom was the only person I still spoke with from Lancaster, but it was rare for her to call me, and I only reached out a few times a year.

“Say what she wanted?” I asked and slid my hands into worn leather gloves.

“Honey, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your brother passed away last night.”

Ted Grier hung back in the doorway, watching. Both of their faces wore sympathy.

“Pardon?”

“Your brother passed, Abe. You should call her back. Come on in and use the phone.”

I hadn’t spoken to my brother in years, but when I left home with no plans to return, I just assumed things would stay how I left them. They’d cling to their Bibles and bands and keep living in their own warped version of reality. They’d stay tucked under the strict thumb of the Legacies and God, or at least the way they interpreted him, and I’d live my life in the woods, free of their judgment and rules.

Alone and how I liked it.

They lived how they wanted, and I did the same.

I squinted in the mid-day sun, and the tension in my neck pinched even tighter.

“Jacob died?”

Ted limped to the stoop, tapped a Camel from his pack and lit it. “Son, you wanna come inside for a minute? Call your family?”

I did not. Calling them was the last thing I wanted.

It was almost noon, and I still had more than half day’s work to finish. The tobacco in the air was thick as I pulled it into my chest. “I’ll call when I get home.”

It was supposed to rain for the next four days in the hills, and there was work that needed to be done. Calling in the middle of the day wasn’t going to do anything but put me behind, and my brother would still be dead that evening.

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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes everything from steamy romantic comedies to angst-filled, pull your hair out drama. She enjoys it all. With her unconventional love stories, she tries to embody “real-life romance.”

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.

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Review Post: The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet) by Aly Martinez

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and part of KindleUnlimited! The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.

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Synopsis:

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

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*****5 Unforgettable Emotional & Intensely Twisty Stars*****

Lie: I only kind of liked this book.

Lie: I’ve read tons of books and stories like this one.

Lie: I only have a few things to say about this book.

There are so many things I want and need to say about The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez…and honestly I don’t even know where to start because this book was that damn good that I’m still in literal awe of it days after finishing it.

I can’t get this story out of my head. I can’t stop thinking about it. All. The. Time.  I can’t stop my brain from wracking itself crazy in the best way with what this book so meticulously and thoughtfully created within its pages. I can’t stop wondering what will happen next as this story concludes. I can’t stop feeling the physical and deeply emotional effect these characters and their story have had on me. I still feel them. I can still feel their pain and emotion and love and fire. I still find myself thinking and wondering about them. I still find myself utterly consumed and enraptured by their presence, their strength and the shear determination and fight they have.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking or feeling or living or breathing this story since I finished it. And I love it. I LOVE that I have been owned by this story. I love that what Aly Martinez so exceptionally created in this book has left a permanent mark on me, my head, and my heart. I love that I know this book, this story, these characters, and what I experienced with them will never fully leave me. I love that these characters have become so ingrained with me since I finished their story. I love that there really is no going back for me after reading this story and meeting Penn and Cora. I LOVE  that I need the conclusion to their story more than I need my next breath. I love that these characters and this story were so dynamic, so memorable, and so damn special that I find myself wishing I could live in their world forever.

This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It has begun one of the most gripping stories I have ever had the chance to experience as a reader. It has addicted me and ensnared me within its grasp, and I honestly never want it to let go. I never want to be rid of these characters, or their moments, or their world because that is how beautifully and epically consumed I am with them.

This story is one unlike any other I have ever read. And I feel as if I say that every time I read a book by Aly Martinez, but that statement just continues to become truer every time I say it or type it. Each and every one of her stories are unlike any other I have read or experienced. Each and every one of her stories up the ante. Each and every one of them push me to the edge in a different and magnificent way. Each and every one of her stories makes me feel and live and breathe her the story she is presenting to me in such a dynamic way.

With each new book and story and world she creates, this author continues to blow me away. She continues to have me desperate for all of her words and characters and what her brilliant mind can create. She has me addicted to the emotional murdering her stories bring to life in the most tangible way, and I have truly never been happier to be murdered in feels, than I am when I’m reading a book by Aly Martinez. Her writing and storytelling are truly exceptional, and that was present in every page of The Truth About Lies.

This book was EVERYTHING. EV-ER-Y-THING.

It was emotional and raw. It was memorable. It was funny as hell in moments, and heartbreakingly sad in others. There are moments in this book that will make you smile, others that will make you angry at what these characters have lived through or what they must continue to fight for, and so many moments that will make you cry all the tears. And I do mean all the tears. (Have your tissues ready.) This book was suspenseful and twisty and turny in a way you will be in no way prepared for. It was written and crafted so thoughtfully, and let me tell you, just when you think you know what’s happening and you’ve got it all figured out, you will be SHOCKED by what that next page or chapter brings.

This book has Aly Martinez’s distinctive writing style and voice that perfectly weaves together a story that will literally leave you in awe. You will finish this book with a heart that is bursting for these characters, with lungs that are out of breath from everything this story delivers to you, and with a mind that is reeling in more ways than one because of what you get within the pages of this book. And honestly, that is just part of what makes this such an extraordinary book.

I want to tell you all the things about this book and this story and what you’ll get when you read it, but in the same breath I want to tell you nothing because you NEED to experience this book for yourself. You need to just go into, and be ready to be owned by it. You have to read it for yourself, you have to meet Penn and Cora, and experience your own level of addiction with what they give you. Read the blurb for this book or don’t read the blurb, go in blind or read all the reviews, but just do yourself the biggest favor of your life and read this book. It would be such a mistake to miss reading this book and to miss experiencing the epic story it has to give you.

When I tell you I loved every word of this book, and that it was one of the best books I have EVER read, I do not say that lightly. Those aren’t just words I’m throwing out there…they’re the absolute truth. I mean that with every part of me. This book, its world, and its characters will give you something unlike any other book you’ve read, and it will own you. It will own your thoughts and your emotions. It will own your heart and your mind. It will own your breaths and every feeling you have. It will own every recess of your mind…and you will love it because I promise you, you have never read a book quite like this one.

The Truth About Lies is a story that is dark and gritty. It takes place in a world that is measured in moments and minutes and anguish. It is a world full of bad people, horrible circumstances, heartbreakingly hard choices, and a reality that is harder to swallow than any pill. It’s also a world of people doing all that they can to make it better, to make it survivable, to make it okay as it possibly can be. It is the heart and soul of these characters and this world that makes this book what it is.

This story is one that presents a world that isn’t always easy, one that is rough inside and out, and one that will hurt your heart more times than you can count with the darkness it brings to these characters lives, but in the same breath this world is one full of little cracks. Little cracks that let the light shine in. Little cracks that let these characters breathe and loosen the things that keep them bound. Little cracks that let one breath in and one breath out. Little cracks that show the shear tenacity and fight these characters have. Little cracks that block out the shadows and darkness of it all, if only for a moment in time. Little cracks that let the truth come in and the lies go out.

Little cracks that slowly but surely change everything. Little cracks that start to mean everything. Little cracks that show you and these characters that everything is changing, that everything isn’t as it seems, and that everything is about to get a helluva lot more complicated.

It is in those moments, and every other moment in between that will have you in love with every word of this book. It is the moments in this book where you physically feel the twists and turns, the revelations, the shocks, and everything in between with these characters that will have you feeling every word of this book. (And let me tell you now, those reveals will shake you to your core. Literally.)  It is the moments with Penn and Cora as they share what they do, as they fight what they’re feeling, as their intensity and connection for one another grows exponentially, and as they start to take that chance that will have you basking in every word of this book. It is in those moments with these characters at their best, at their worst, in their highest of highs and lowest of lows, with every heartbeat and breath in between that will have you knowing that every word of this book is exceptional.

It is in those all of those moments, all of those little cracks, all of those instances with Penn and Cora, with Drew and the girls, with River and Savannah, and with every other part and piece of this world that will draw you in like a moth to the biggest flame of your life, capture every single part of you and consume you within it all, and that will have you knowing that this story will be everything. Everything and then some. Everything and then some more.

What Aly Martinez so exceptionally gives you in The Truth About Lies will change the game for you. It will push you the edge, leave you literally dangling and grasping for more, and it will have you so enraptured that you won’t know which way is up. And that is just part of what makes this such a spectacular book.

The Truth About Lies is a story of loss, unimaginable pain and anguish and heartbreak, and how your life, your circumstances, and your choices can bring you to places you never wanted to be. It’s a story of broken hopes and shattered hearts. In the same breath it is also a story of tenacity, of heart and fight, of love, for yourself, for others, and for the one who changes everything. It’s a story of One In and One Out, and the healing power of it all.

This book is a story of the lies we tell ourselves and the truth we find. A story of what’s black and white, the in between, and the grey area that can give you everything if you let it. This is a story about what happens when the pieces break, when the picture of you and your life shatters, and how you put it all back together again when you’re not even sure how to take your next breath.

The Truth About Lies is a story of how far you are willing to go for the ones you love, for the ones you want to protect, for yourself, and for chance at the freedom and healing you never thought could be possible.

This book is one you need in your life. It is one that will own you, move you, break you, make you, and take you to places you’d never thought you’d be, all while giving you everything you didn’t even know you needed. Trust me when I say that this book will own every part of your heart and soul, and believe me when I say that you will NEVER regret reading this book and falling under the unforgettable presence and spell of Penn and Cora.

You won’t regret it one little bit.

Truth: I LOVED this book and every single letter, syllable, word, sentence, paragraph, page and moment of this book was AMAZING.

Truth: I’ve NEVER read a story quite like this one, and I doubt I ever will because that is how exceptional this story is.

Truth: I have ALL the things to say about this book, and if you gave me all the time in the world, it still wouldn’t be anywhere close to enough time to capture how utterly incredible and spectacular this book is.

Truth: I NEED The Truth About Us in my life, in my heart, and in my hands as soon as humanly possible.

And that my friends is the biggest truth of all.

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Want to pre-order the next book in the duet?

THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

Coming September 13

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. 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 super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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