Book One in the Consolation Duet
Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn’t even on my radar.
He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.
But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.
One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.
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Review by Lorena
This series continues on to Liam and Natalie (Lee). I totally fell in love with this series starting from the Duet Series. Corinne has a special way of telling military stories and they are emotional, sad and in the end happy. I literally wanted to toss my kindle across the wall when I finished reading Consolation because that cliffhanger really -- literally leaves you hanging!
Natalie gets a knock at her door and gets the devastating news that her husband was killed in the line of duty. Natalie is devastated because she always knew what could happen but she never expected that it would happen to her. Aaron was the love of her life, they were high school sweethearts, her only boyfriend and husband. Now Natalie needs to move on with her life and she doesn't know how to because she has always been with Aaron. Now she has to not only think about herself, but about the baby she is expecting.
Liam is Aaron's best friend and also a Navy Seal. Once Liam moves back home he decides to be close to Natalie, to help her cope with her loss and be there for her whichever way she needs him. He is her distraction and she is his. They seem to have a connection from the get go and what they never expected was to fall in love in the process of healing from this horrible pain of losing Aaron.
Some shocking revelations come to light and Natalie feels hurt by everything she's finding out about her husband. She needs Liam now more than ever. Can Liam help Natalie move on and only love him. He doesn't want to take Aaron's place, but he does want Natalie's love for himself now that Aaron is gone.
How did this even happen? Hey, love is unpredictable and it comes when you least expect it.
This book was beautifully written and I don't think there is another guy out there like Liam. Not only is he patient but he's understanding and he truly fell in love with his best friend's wife and his baby daughter. Not too many men are that honorable out there these days who is willing to step in and take over a family.
I am looking forward to Conviction. I can't wait to continue reading this beautiful story. Liam totally has my heart <3
5 star read for me
About the Author
Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.
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Rock hard once again with Zoey Derrick’s sizzling hot rock & roll series!
The story picks up as 69 Bottles continues their tour, riding a surge of success thanks to an impromptu duet between Talon and Addison.
It’s a crazy turn of life for Addison Beltrand, who’s always lived to work and worked to live. Now, everything is shifted upside down—and that’s not a bad thing. Stepping on the 69 Bottles tour bus has banished the heartache of her past, and feels like a rocking new beginning.
Talon Carver and Kyle Black couldn’t agree more. The band’s lead singer and manager are falling hard for the beautiful rock chick, and will do anything to keep her in their bed—and between their bodies—forever.
The trio’s blissful bubble is popped by a danger nobody has anticipated. The band’s security team, always watchful for fan attacks on the members, isn’t prepared for what happens to Addison during this leg of the tour. Will Kyle and Talon be able to help save Addison? Or will her fear force her to pack her bags and return to LA?
Everything hinges on her decision…
Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride…
Sexy, naked, bisexual rock stars…and a lot more…
This book contains, but is not limited to the following sexual content – reader discretion is advised - hot sex between two men and one woman. M/M/F, M/F/M, M/F, F/M and M/M sexual content. There are no boundaries when these three crash together, as long as you’re over 18 years of age.
Review by Lorena
Zoey did it again for me. She had me hooked with Claiming Addison and she surely didn't disappoint with Craving Talon. Her books are just super, super HOT. Craving Talon not only had holy hotness involved with pure and raw sex between this trio, but there is a little bit of everything in this awesome book. The mystery involved will have you craving for more.
Reading this series has my panties sizzling and boy oh boy I think it's even better than watching an actual erotic movie on t.v.!
If you love to read menage, then you definitely need to get moving with reading this series. It's so hard to read a book that has not only a trio involved but this trio is unique because it's not all just about Addison, it's about Talon and Kyle too and Talon and Kyle are also involved amongst themselves as well as adding Addison to this menage. I'm not a big fan of reading about men getting their groove on together, but this just has me hooked. All three get along superbly. They make a great menage couple and all Kyle and Talon want is to make Addison happy so what Addison wants, Addison gets.
I loved how they didn't hide their relationship, they showed their love for each other and didn't give a care in the world what anyone thought. As a matter of fact, it seemed like everyone approved and was jealous of their love.
This book will have you hooked and you definitely need to get started with this series if you haven't yet. This author will hook you and you will crave more and you surely will not be disappointed.
Total 4.5 stars for this spectacular read!!
Lawrence Finkle, known simply to his die-hard Minnesota Wild fans as Viper, isn’t used to hearing the word no. He lives his whole life just a little on the reckless side. After all, life is just one big game, right?
When what was supposed to be an innocent bet goes horribly wrong, he’s left to deal with the aftermath—and the guilt. In an effort to make things right the best way he can, he ends up falling for the one person on the planet he never should have.
The old saying goes that two wrongs don’t make a right . . . or do they?
Night Shift: Dirty Things Happen in the Dark by Kindle Alexander, Toni Aleo, Chelle Bliss, Sawyer Bennett, Brenda Rothert and Eden Butler
Summer in the Big Easy is hot.
Inside Tulane Medical Center the temperature is on the rise.
Six never before released stories that will leave you breathless.
Dirty things happen in the dark.
A member of the New York Fire Department, single father Tim Davis is about as tough as they come. But underneath the muscles and tattoos, he still nurses a bruised heart handed to him courtesy of his first love. While on vacation with his son in New Orleans, Tim runs into the very woman that taught him about love before pulling it all away.
Holly Reynolds is rebuilding her life as an orthopedic doctor, far away from her home in New York City and her controlling father - the man responsible for tearing her and Tim apart. While she knows the hurt she caused Tim could never be forgiven, she can’t help the overwhelming feelings she still has for her first and deepest love.
Truths are revealed as lies are exposed.
After losing the love of his life to another man, Flash is heartbroken and lost.
Wanting to forget, he heads to New Orleans. He finds the unexpected.
A chance encounter could alter his fate or will she become his rebound?
Wanting to Forget
Jordie Thomas is looking for something to take his mind off of the woman he let go—or rather, pushed away—and the terrifying prospect of what will happen if his broken leg doesn’t heal. He’s ready to get back to his family and fellow teammates on the Nashville Assassins and get back onto the ice. However, with his injured leg in the way and his mind clouded by a certain woman, he needs a break to clear his head and his heart. With New Orleans in his sights, can this player find a way to get back to the crazy and reckless life he used to live? Find out as author Toni Also takes readers on a wild journey in this Assassins novella.
Dr. Derek Babineaux is intelligent, dedicated, and one of the best ER physicians in the fast-paced world of critical care at TMC. Always on top of his game, he’s thrown off balance when the newest staff member unleashes his hidden desires.
Justin Delacroix’s job at the inner city’s busiest hospital might be just what he needs to ease back into civilian life. There’s only one problem, his attraction for one sexy ER doctor is off the charts, but he has reasons for not returning Dr. Baby’s advances. Or maybe he doesn't.
She spends her nights treating patients, but Dr. Jocelyn Drake’s own wounds are unfixable. A fierce determination to continue her research project and a shred of remaining pride keep Joss from transferring out of the Big Easy.
Carson Stephens recently returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East, and now his closest companion is loneliness. His night-shift work supervising the electrical and mechanical systems at the hospital is a perfect fit – it’s solitary work putting broken things back together. If Carson has his way, his hands will work their magic on more than the wiring, and he’ll show Joss a night of passion that restores her shattered confidence.
Swimming in Shadows
Neil Ryan was a good Navy SEAL. He was an even better detective, but when an unmarked envelope lands on Ryan’s desk, long-buried secrets are resurrected and Ryan questions everything he thought he knew about justice, including who killed his mother.
Now he’s chasing a ghost, swimming in the shadows of the past, searching for answers. Ryan lands in America’s wildest, sexiest city tangling with a redhead, chasing down a dead woman, and trying to get his best friend to stop hounding him about a business he wants no part of. When a set up sends him straight to Tulane Medical, and into the care of the girl he never forgot, Ryan finds the strength and healing to unravel the mysteries of the past.
From NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, J. Daniels, book three in the Alabama Summer series.
For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.
Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.
Not my dick. My dick is good.
The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me—sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.
My heart is about to get fucked. My dick can sit this one out.
Warning: this book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content. When I Fall can be read as a standalone novel.
You’ll only ever have one forbidden love.
Care to know why?
Because when you find it, forbidden love that is, you’ll forget everything else. You’ll forget your first kiss. You’ll forget the first boy who made you smile. You’ll forget all the bad, and remember all the good. You’ll forget that it’s wrong. You’ll forget that it hurts. You’ll forget everything that came before him.
Forbidden love, it has a way of changing you. The secrets. The lies. The guilt. You want something so much you no longer care about the world around you. The passion takes away the pain. I’ve felt it. I’ve lived it. I didn’t need it, but it chose me.
I met him before I knew. I loved him before I knew.
I didn’t know that he was my stepbrother. I knew I had stepbrothers, but I didn’t know he was one of them. Now I know, I have to walk away. My mom, she deserves this happiness so much more than I do. If she ever knew…it would destroy her.
You have to understand why.
I saw my father die right in front of my tiny, eight year old eyes. He took my sister with him. All that’s left is my mother and I. She’s found her happy place, the only place she’s had since our worlds were destroyed.
So you see, I can’t have him.
I can’t want him.
But there’s this problem with passion, and love, and destiny.
It doesn’t give you a damned choice.
In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…
Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.
And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.
Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.
If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.
He’s my best friend’s brother – and the only boy I’ve ever loved. Movie star, manwhore, and totally off-limits.
I told myself it was time to move on, until one epic night changed everything. Now there’s no denying the way I feel when he touches me, or the reckless desire in his eyes.
Once we cross that line, there’s no going back. But can I risk it all for him when he’s still hiding secrets of his own?
Some love stories are destiny. Ours is still unwritten.
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Review by Lorena
Unwritten was a cute story about a girl who falls in love with her best friend's brother. Zoey has harbored a love for Blake since she was a teenager but she knew that the love was forbidden.
When Zoey first met Tegan, Tegan made it clear that she didn't want girls to friend her to get to her brothers so Zoey felt like she had to hide her feelings for Blake. Blake was oblivious to Zoey's feelings because Zoey made sure she hid them well.
Zoey considered The Callahan's like a family since her mom and dad never had time for her and pretty much locked her up in a boarding school when she was a teenager. Once she graduated, she figured that her best bet was to go to Paris for a while and try and forget Blake. But once Zoey returns to Beachwood Bay as an assistant to a director, she see's Blake again and her feelings for him return.
This story keeps going back and forth. Zoey tries to make Blake jealous by pretending to flirt with other men and Blake gets jealous and that's when he realizes that Zoey means more to him than he wants to admit.
I totally digged that Zoey just took it upon herself to find her courage and just go up and tell Blake how she has felt for him and what she wants from him. It sure left Blake stunned, but that was the only way that Zoey was going to get anywhere with Blake (if at all).
Blake irritated me at times because he knew that Zoey has always harbored feelings for him, his brothers even told him so. So why did he have to act like it was such a big surprise when Zoey kissed him on New Year's! Either way, this was a cute read and I really, really love reading these forbidden loves. Something about these types of stories keeps me intrigued and it captivates me and each story always has a little twist and a different taste for my liking!
4.0 stars for this great read!!
Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She lives in LA with her two kittens, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers.
Players gotta play.
Hate is like a poison. It contaminates everything.
So does doubt.
Even though I deny what I overheard, even though I insist it isn’t true, the seed of doubt has been planted. I can’t help but be tormented with the endless what-if’s that have taken over our lives.
Romeo and I were happy in love. The future stretched before us brighter than any star in the darkest sky. Now everything is broken. Literally broken. Romeo’s entire career is at stake, my entire future is threatened… and my past?
It’s coming back to haunt me.
To haunt us.
Romeo says we’re in this together and right now the only sure thing is us. But how far can a love so new be pushed? The lengths we will have to go to save each other puts everything at risk.
Romeo is a #player but how much of the game can one person play?
Peyton Callaghan is a fighter, a survivor, a warrior. When it was kill or be killed, she didn’t hesitate. Now, she’s the only one left standing, haunted by the ghost of a dead man and plagued with the guilt of having taken another person’s life. The upheaval of her life to start over in Rock Falls has been rocky at best, her worst nightmares and wildest desires colliding with each other. Terror tortures her nightly, breeding fear inside her dreams, and in every waking moment, she fights against the lust that threatens to drown her.
Jayden King harbors secrets beneath his outward playboy demeanor. The women who warm his bed lay claim to nothing—you can’t lay claim to someone who doesn’t have a heart. His wit and charm are exquisite means of deflection and distraction from the turmoil roaring inside him. He’s hidden in plain sight, a mask of humor keeping the sadness at bay. The only real reflections of his soul are in the artwork he creates, pieces of him muraled on the skin of others. If tattoo artists could have a calling card, the etch of pain and suffering in each design would be his. Because when the lights go out and the women he’s satisfied have gone home, he’s alone with every fear he refuses to face.
After suffering from a brutal attack at the hands of her roommate’s stalker, Peyton is forced to live with the object of her affection. Without intention, she breathes love into his starved heart, and although the mere thought of that terrifies him, Jayden would burn the city down to keep her safe, causalities be damned.
Some people you have. Some people you hold.
She can have him. She can hold him. But can she keep King? Or is it impossible for Callaghan to keep something that was never really hers to begin with?
Can be read as a standalone or as part of the Rock Falls series.