Blog Tour: Shattered Vow by Kaylea Cross #REVIEW

Welcome to my stop on the Shattered Vows blog tour. Shattered Vows is an adult contemporary romance suspense that I enhkyed. Thanks to Ink Slinger PR for the e arc for an honest review!


She’s his best friend’s widow.  Molly Boyd’s entire world unraveled when tragedy turned the man she loved into her greatest threat. Her ex-husband’s death has left her pregnant and alone, struggling to put her shattered life back together—and her confusing feelings for his best friend aren’t helping matters. For years Jase has been a solid, steady source of comfort and friendship. Now she can’t stop seeing him as something more. And just as she’s wrestling with her shifting feelings, a new danger from her ex’s past threatens everything—including her and her unborn child’s lives.  But she’s always been the one.

  Jase Weaver is an expert at unrequited love. Years ago he stood by and watched his best friend marry the woman of his dreams, and he’s endured his suffering in silence ever since. But when Carter’s self-destructive tailspin threatened Molly, Jase stepped in to make her safe. And when Carter died, Jase stepped up to be her rock. Now he can’t stay silent any longer. He’s wanted Molly forever and it’s time she knows it. So when a new threat against her emerges, Jase will put his own life on the line to protect her, no matter the cost.

Shattered Vows by Kayla Cross is the third book in the Crimson Point series but can be read as a standalone. It's a romantic suspense that I enjoyed. 

We follow Jase who has always loved Molly but Molly was married to his best friend. When the two come together under tragedy and threat. They must decide to move forward together or apart.

The story had me hooked from page one, we start with a bang straight away. It slows in the middle but picks up for a fast paced ending. 

We are told the story from both Jase and Molly. I liked both voices but preferred Jases a little more. What I found was theres a lot of internal thoughts from both characters so we get an insight to how there feeling. I did struggle with so much internal thought to start with but when I got used to it I enjoyed it. 

Overall I enjoyed the characters and the storyline and am looking forward to reading more from Kaylea Cross.

3.9 Star's


NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and has been nominated multiple times for the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family. 

Blog Tour: Maybe Ever After by Cassie Graham #Excerpt & #Giveaway

Today I have an excerpt and giveaway for Maybe Ever After by Cassie Graham.

Title: Maybe Ever After 
Author: Cassie Graham
Released: January 18, 2019
Publisher: Self-published
Genres: Contemporary Romance


No one tells you what happens when you fall in love with your best friend. 

They don’t tell you it’s like waiting for the answer to a question no one can hear you ask. 

Meet Brynn Darling. Successful event coordinator. Celebrity friends. At the top of her game. But after many failed attempts at finding love, and a realization that her best friend is clueless, she’s ready to move on. 

Easton Cole has been in the friend zone since . . . well, forever. He fills the void with unimportant people and never gets attached. That is until Brynn begins seeing a guy who threatens everything he’s ever wanted. 

All bets are off.

Maybe it’ll never happen.

Maybe she’ll fall in love.
Maybe they’ll get their ever after . . . after all. 

Available on Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited.   Amazon


Copyright © 2018 Cassie Graham

Real moments were scarce.

            Wait, let me rephrase. Important moments were scarce. You know the ones. The ones that defined your life and shaped you into who you were always meant to be. Or who you always wanted to be.

            That was the beauty of rarity. It forces you to look at your life from new angles – makes you appreciate the struggle you’ve endured before.

            As I caught my breath, the delicious heaviness of Easton on me, I knew I was having one of those rare moments that would forever influence my life.

            Easton pushed my hair back, his touch featherlight. I couldn’t understand how he could be so forceful – so strong – one minute, taking everything he could, and then so soft the next. Easton Cole was an enigma and I desperately wanted to know more.

“My sweet Brynn,” he whispered in my ear, again and it sent shivers through my body. I was his.When he looked at me like that . . . I couldn’t breathe. He settled between my legs and I hummed with contentment, happy to have him close, comfortable enough to never let him leave.

  The alarm on his phone began to ring and our reality smacked me in the face. “What happens next?” I asked in a small voice, feeling even smaller. I didn’t want to leave this room. I didn’t want to pop our bubble. I liked it.

Easton reached for his phone and silenced it. “We go home.”

I blinked, unable to say anything. He didn’t answer my question. Not really. His response was far too literal for my taste, but what was I to do?

So, instead, I kept quiet, watching the sun pour into our room, Easton’s skin turning a beautiful bronze color.

After a while, we broke apart, each of us getting dressed in silence. He stole sweet glances as I piled my hair onto my head and I snuck a few peaks as he brushed and styled his hair in front of the mirror.

Euphoric and sad, I teetered on the brink of begging him to stay here forever. I had no idea what kind of future we faced on the other side of the hotel door.But my mother’s words rang in my ears, reminding me to take it slow.

Live in the moment, darlin’ girl. Don’t forget to exist in the present while you’re waiting for the future.

Once our things were packed and ready to go, I took a moment to look around the room – our safe haven where so many truths were shared.

I’d forever remember this hotel and the way the room smelled. The way the sheets felt against my skin and the sounds Easton made in my ear as we made love. I'd remember all of it.

But what I’ll remember most is the way Easton looked at me and the way he made me feel without using any words at all.

About The Author

A Moscato aficionado, and chocolate mistress, Cassie Graham is a born and raised Arizona girl. Her sass knows no bounds and almost always has something kind to say, no matter the situation. She runs a platform of love and strives to bring those attributes out in every book she writes.   She started writing early in her high school career after an English teacher forced her to write in a journal. Four years and thirty-something notebooks full of words later, she found her passion. If Cassie isn't shoulder-deep in writing a version of a fairytale, you can find her front porch sitting with her husband and daughter, eating all the bread, gossiping with her best friends, visiting Disneyland, supporting strong women, listening to cheesy music and reading great books by amazing people. She loves binge-watching Supernatural, drooling over Dean, Sam and Cas, and going to conventions. She also enjoys spreading love any chance she can. So, if you run into her, give her a hug or a high-five. She guarantees they're magic.   Author of Unable to Resist, Anyone But Him, The Truth of a Liar, Enchanting Wilder, Surviving Wilder, Who Needs Air and The Girl Behind the Red Door. 

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Sunday Post & Book Haul - One of my smallest but favourite hauls

The Sunday post which created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!

*If your just here for the book haul, scroll down!!

Hi how has you week been? Mine has been great apart from I still can't get my sleep pattern back to normal since Christmas it's doing my head in. Hopefully this week is better. I read two books this week one being Shattered Vows by Kaylea Cross, which I will have a review up next week as part of a blog tour. Have a great week.

This week's posts:

Here are some of my Instagram photos from this past week. You can follow me on Instagram here

Linking up with Stacking The Shelves  a weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews

All Books linked to Goodreads.

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott (YA Contemporary Romance) - This is one of my most  anticipated books of the year. I brought a physical book which I rarely do but the physical copy is just so beautiful. I can't wait to read it and see the movie adaption later in the year.

Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen ( YA Contemporary Romance) Received e arc from Amulet books & Netgalley. Releases 14th May 2019

*Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas ( Adult Contemporary Romance) Received e arc from Orion books & Netgalley) Releases 5th February 2019- Jodi is one of my favourite authors and am so excited to have her latest book for  review

Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White ( YA urban fantasy) Received  e arc from Simon &  Schuster UK & Netgalley) Releases 21st February 2019 . This is already released in the US but release releases in the UK in February. 

River Wild by Samantha Towle ( Adult Contemporary Romance) This book released last week and I read it already on Kindle Unlimited. I really enjoyed it and will have a review up soon.

Let me know how your week was and any awesome books you got in the comments below.

Interview with SJwonderlandz & #Giveaway

I love Esty and bookish Merch so together it is one of my favourite places. I have discovered so many awesome bookish stores on Esty as well as on Instagram. One of those shops is SJwonderlandz run by the awesome Sara. She has some beautiful bookmarks and prints and I seriously have to stop myself from buying them all. Check out an interview with Sara below and a giveaway.

Photos taken from my Instagram account featuring Sara's bookmarks.

1) Can you tell me a little about yourself and why you started your esty store?

Although I have a creative day job sometimes I don't get to be as creative as I want to be. My mind is always churning. When I started my Etsy shop I was stuck in a rut of work, TV, sleep... I needed a hobby. Etsy provided me with the perfect outlet to channel my energy, combine my love for design and love of books and be excited about creating again! It also helped me to get back into reading.

2) When coming up with designs, what is your process?

I get my inspiration from favorite books or movies, current reads, author quotes or something I hear someone say. As cliche as it sounds inspiration is all around us and every idea comes to me through different channels. Once I get an idea that I am excited about it gets stuck in me, spinning around itching to get out! My recent Hobbit meals mug release was floating around in my head for about 4 months before I acted on it. Putting out new ideas is always thrilling and a little scary because you never know if people will like it as much as I do!

3) What are some of your favourite designs so far in your store?

My favorites are always changing, usually the answer is what ever I have designed most recently. I will say that my favorite pin is the As Travars pin inspired by ADSOM series. I really wanted the pin to look like a coin that I could use to travel between worlds and I think I captured that.

4) What are your favourite fandoms to design and what fandoms would you like to do more of?

Harry Potter, always. One thing I really love about bookstagram is discovering new fandoms and books to read. Of course I already knew of, had read, seen the movies and loved Harry Potter, but I have been introduced to so many series that I am not sure I would have stumbled on without my bookstagram friends. 

5) Do you have anything in the works you can tell us?

Well, I'm always coming out with new bookmarks. I like to draw to relax. I would love to add more woodmarks and campfire mugs in the future. When I released the Hobbit mug I had 5 other ideas drawn up. I recently shared one more of those and hopefully will get to share the others!

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Blog Tour: Deal with the Devil by Meghan March - #REVIEW & #Giveaway

I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Deal With The Devil by Meghan March. Meghan is an author I discovered last year and she has fast become one of my favourite auto buy authors. 

From New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller Meghan March comes the first book in a new riveting romance trilogy filled with international high-stakes, dangerous hidden agendas, and—in true March fashion—plenty of twists and turns.

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Forge Trilogy, Book #1
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From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes the story of the ruthless, calculating billionaire Jericho Forge. India Baptiste, his latest prey, is now caught in the high stakes game that has become her life since colliding with Forge, and she’ll need the luck of the devil to survive. India Forge’s life is now part of Jericho Forge’s calculated game.


"You can put that man in a suit, but he'll never be tame." 

One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me.

I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose.

I was wrong. 

Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil. 

Devil With the Devil is the first book in Megahn March's new Adult Contempoary romance Trilogy which was one of my highly anticipated 2019 reads and I am glad to say I really enjoyed it. From page one I was hooked. Meghan March has a way of hooking you in and just taking you on a ride whether you are ready for it or not. This book was a very fast paced, addictive book and will leave you with so many feels.

We get duel POV from both our protagonists. I liked both India and Jerchio Forge but Forge was such a dick... I loved him. He was arrogant, ballsy, said what he wanted however crude and shocking it was, did want the hell he wanted, was an absolute pig but I absolutely loved him! Under all that hot man was a little bit of light and I cant wait to undercover more in the next books. I also really enjoyed the additional players in the story and can't wait to see what they bring to the table. 

The storyline as always in Megahn's books was a whirlwind of twists and shocks and I of course loved them. We start of with a main storyline that I enjoyed however a characters reaction to the situation when it comes to a head really didn't sit right with me but it's never all it seems so am open to discover more. Theres always smoke tendrils waiting around the cornor to take you in a different direction and I love it. I do I have to say I do have my suspicions of where part of the story might be heading but am excited to find out. 

Overall I really enjoyed this first book in the series its a good soild start to the trilogy and I can't wait for more. 4 Stars


Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.
You can find her online at: Website / Instagram / Twitter


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Addicted to Hamilton & a book haul

The Sunday post which created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!

*If your just here for the book haul, scroll down!!

Hi! How has your week been? I survived my first week back at work after the holidays. I was so glad to get to the weekend. This week I only finished one book and I feel like am in a little reading slump but I'm trying to get myself out of it. Instead of reading on the way to work I have been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and I am addicted. I know am late to the bandwagon but it's just so good. I love Lin-Manuel Miranda! I think my favourite songs are Right Hand Man, Satisfied and Who lives , who dies, who tells your story but I do love the whole thing.

So on the blog this week I only had two posts. I promised myself at the start of 2019 if I didn't feel like blogging I wouldn't and would when I did. This week was kinda of a bust but as I said I did get two posts up which you can check out!

Announcement Announcement- Giveaway

I have been posting over on Instagram all week and I currently have a giveaway for some bookmarks over there from one of my fave esty stores. Click here to enter. Open International. The photo below is the bookmarks you could win:

Linking up with Stacking The Shelves  a weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews

All Books linked to Goodreads.

*Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase (Adult Contemporary Romance) - This was a free download on Emma Chase's newsletter. I have wanted to read an Emma Chase book for a long time so I'm excited to pick up this one.

*Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett- (YA Contemporary Romance - Releases 16 May 2019 in the UK , Thanks to Simon and Schuster Children's UK & Netgalley for the e-arc) Note: I used the US cover for the photo as I prefer that to the UK one, the UK one will be used in my review) This is one of my most highly anticipated releases so I'm  excited to read it very soon.

*Kind by Lily Llewellyn- Thanks to Troubadour publishing limited - Matador & Netgalley - This was an auto download and am not even sure of the genre. It sounds like a romance but I have a feeling it's a thriller as well. I was intrigued by the cover and synopsis so I downloaded it and will see what I think. It's available now.

*Shattered Vow by Kaylea Cross - Adult Contemporary Romance Suspense - Releases 22nd January 2019- Received e-arc from Inkslinger PR for a blog tour - This is the third book in a series but can be read as a standalone.

Maybe Ever After by Cassie Graham - Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases 18th January 2019- I received an e arc from Barclay Publicity for review for a blog tour later in this month.

Valentine's Days & Nights - This is a collection of 9 full length contemporary romance novels from various author including Corinne Michaels,  Helena Hunting and Penny Reid to name a few. This is currently free to download on Amazon at the time of this post. 

*Pushed (Capitol Corruption series #1) by Linny Lawless- Dark contemporary romance - This released last week and I downloaded it on Kindle Unlimited.

*One Cruel Night by KA Linde - Adult Contemporary Romance- This is currently a free download its a prequel to KA Linde new trilogy , the first book releases later this month.

The Fallback by Mariah Dietz - Adult Contemporary Romance - This released this past week and I downloaded it on Kindle Unlimited.

*Hating to love you (Houston's Finest #1) by Erin Rylie- Adult Contemporary Romance - This book released this past week and I downloaded it on Kindle Unlimited. I have read this book and enjoyed it. My review of the book is above.

*Brants Return by Mia Sheridan- Adult Contemporary Romance - This was again a new release and I downloaded it on Kindle Unlimited.

Let me know what books you got this week. Are you as addicted to Hamilton as me? Leave me a comment below

Three Reviews: Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler, Conor (Boston Underworld #6) by A Zavarelli & Hating to love you by Erin Rylie

Reviews aren't my strongest point but of course I want to recommend books to you. So every three books I read I am going to do reviews unless it's for a blog tour or I have a lot to say they will be separate posts. So here is the last two books I read of the year and one of the first of 2019.

Hating to love you (Houston's Finest #1) by Erin Rylie 
Released January 10th 2018
Read on Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 4 Stars

"Hating to love you was a book I had a great time reading. Erin Rylie is a great new voice in the adult contempoary romance world!"

Hating to love you is Erin Rylie's debut novel and it's one I really enjoyed. I had a great time with the characters in Hating to love you.  When I was reading I didn't want to put the book down. The only way to describe the writing is addictive. You want to eat it all up. It's witty and fun with a side of serious thrown in. However I did find that the leading ladies thoughts where a little repetitive at the start but Erin Rylie changed my mind on that as by the end I kinda understood the characters doubts and her repeated thoughts on it. 

The characters felt three dimensional which I like. I liked both Rafe and Sophies voice and Rafe was quite Swoonworthy. I loved the relationship between Rafe and his best friend and Sophie and her friends. All the little mentions of books and movies where so fantastic.

The story is of over coming insecurities, grabbing on to chances and taking a leap of faith when you find yourself in a situation you didn't expect and having your friends by your side the whole way.

Overall I really enjoyed the story and am looking forward to Carlos and Kesleys story in April. That ending! 

Christmas Camp ( #1) by Karen Schaler
Released Already
Received paperback for honest review from Piatkus
Rating: 3.75 Stars

Christmas Camp was a good, light Christmas read that I enjoyed. It is written by Karen Schaler who is a screenwriter and the book comes across like a movie. It is in fact being adapted for the big screen. For the first half of the book I was engaged but toward the middle it slowed down and I lost a little interest, it did pick itself back up for a great ending.

What I really enjoyed was the story and characters. Haley lives and breaths her job in advertising and really wants to make partner. A new job comes up working with a Christmas toy company and Haley wants the job but her boss doesn't think she has the Christmas spirit to pull it off and gives it to someone else. She needs this contract to make partner. Her boss makes her a deal, she go to Christmas Camp and if she survives she can pitch for the contract and our story begins. 

There is a romance in Christmas Camp which I did like however I didn't feel a lot of chemistry between the two characters to start with. I felt it was very one sided. We do get perspective from both characters although it's more toward Haley than Jeff which could be why I didn't feel the chemistry to start with but I did feel it by the end of the book. 

The writing really made the visual of the cosy cabin setting and of things Christmas come alive however I did struggle a little with the story jumping between first and third person but once  I got used to it I was able to emerge myself in the story. Overall I enjoyed reading Christmas Camp. It made a perfect Christmas fireside read.

Conor (Boston Underworld #6) by A. Zaverlli
Released Already
Read on Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 3.9 Stars

Conor is the sixth book in A Zaverlli 's Boston Underworld series and this is a series I really enjoy and Conor was no exception. The series is a dark contempoary romance mafia series that is not for the faint hearted. These men are bad, they are loyal to only their brothers and their woman. They are violent, dominating and unrelenting but they have such soft hearts under neath and I love them. 

Conor I think has the softest heart, he's such a sweetheart. I really enjoyed switching perspectives between Conor and his love interest Ivy. A Zaverlli writing is addictive it pulls you in for the ride. Even though I love the fast paced writing, in parts it was a little too fast for me. Conor was shorter than the other books in the series at 186 pages and I would have liked it to be a little more stretched out but overall I really enjoyed this book as well as the series as a whole. If you like mafia books and dark romances I highly recommend this series. 

Have you read any of these books? Are you now interested after reading my reviews? Let's chat in the comments!

Release Day: Promises (Web of Sin #3 by Aleatha Roming

Happy Release day to Promsies (Web of sin #3) the final book in the trilogy by Aleatha Roming. The perfect time to binge all three!

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed?

Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.


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If you haven't read the trilogy yet check out the two books below.

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen above ground.

Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete.

Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine.

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets, and make her who she’s always been—mine.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

What is real?

What are lies?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.