Contemporary Romance

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ The Kiss Thief ☆ by LJ Shen ☆

Title: The Kiss Thief
Author: LJ Shen
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 6, 2019
Pages: 320 pages
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They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.


This is the first book I’ve read by JL Shen, and it will not be the last. I enjoyed it! It was a bit long, but the story was good with great characters, good plot twists, a few curves thrown in for good measure.

Francesca is a naïve, young woman at 19, who thinks she’s in love with her long-time family friend Angelo, then she meets Wolfe at a masquerade ball where she plans to get her first real kiss from Angelo who she believes is her true love. But instead of Angelo kissing her its Wolfe and since Wolfe is a crass, mean unimpressed man who is a rich Senator on a mission of revenge.

The attraction between Francesca and Wolfe grows with every page into the book from hate to love and every emotion in between.

Get your copy from Kindle Unlimited like I did and enjoy several hours of good reading.

Looking forward to more books by JL Shen.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Mischief and Mayhem: Whiskey Sisters Book #2 ☆ by L.E. Rico ☆

Title: Mischief and Mayhem: Whiskey Sisters Book #2
Author: L.E. Rico
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: July 9, 2018
Pages: 292 pages
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction
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Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, home of the Knitty Kitty, The Little Slice of Heaven Pie Shop, and O’Halloran’s Pub—owned by the four young women known as The Whiskey Sisters.

In the wake of her divorce, Jameson O’Halloran has gone man-vegan. And this is one diet she’s determined to stick with. Even when her long-lost ex-brother-in-law shows up looking like two scoops of double dutch dipped in chocolate… She’s not giving in. Been there and still wearing the messy T-shirt.

It’s been a decade since Scott Clarke left his family and his hometown, never to return. But when tragedy strikes, he finds himself dragged back to the land of gossip, judgment, and the one woman he absolutely, positively, without a doubt can never have. His brother’s ex is off-limits. He just needs to keep repeating that to himself until it sinks in.


A•R•C ~ I was given Mischief and Mayhem by L.E. Rico as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

Great second book in Whisky Sisters series. Down to earth quirky characters, plot twists and entertaining story give this book 5 out of 5 stars for me.

Jameson and Scott fell in love with each other, before they knew what that really meant, as kids. Misunderstanding and miscommunication causes Scott to leave his home and family for over the past ten years. But Scott was still helping those in need while working on creating clean water options for those with no clean water to be had. Jameson was married to the worst person I’ve ever read about in a book, a cheater who is self-centered and egotistical and Jameson is always helping others in need, that’s why she went to nursing school to become a nurse to help others. When Big Win aka Winston Sr has a stroke while watching Jackson, Jameson and Win Jr (her ex-husband) toddler he’s fighting to comeback but nothing is connecting him to us until Jackson his grandson goes to the hospital for a short visit and crawls in bed with his “Goppa” to take a nap and Big Win moves, which gives the family hope for a recovery. Win is jealous that his brother Scott is falling in love with his ex-wife Jameson.

Pick up a copy of this laugh out loud, wholesome read.

Can’t wait to see if there will be more to the Whiskey Sisters.


Blame it on the Bet: Whiskey Sisters Book #1

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Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Blame it on the Bet: Whiskey Sisters Book #1 ☆ by L.E. Rico ☆

Title: Blame It On The Bet: Whiskey Sisters Book #1
Author: L.E. Rico
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: September 11, 2017
Pages: 302 pages
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction
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Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, where the cats wear sweaters, the local priest dispenses dating advice, and you can find your fortune in the bottom of a pie tin.

When her family’s pub is threatened with foreclosure, Hennessy O’Halloran, along with her three sisters, is determined to raise enough money to keep it out of the hands of the L.A. real-estate developer trying to raze it and replace it with a—god forbid!—multiplex theater.

Bryan Truitt always gets what he wants. And what he wants is the sweet corner property on Mayhem’s Main Street where O’Halloran’s Pub sits. But his “quick business” turns into more than he bargains for when he meets the feisty Hennessy. Next thing he knows, he’s betting her he can outlast Mayhem’s punishing winter in time to make the pub his—or he’ll gift it to her for free.

Hennessy knows better than to flirt with the enemy. But suddenly Bryan’s not sure which he wants more…the property or the woman who owns it.


Blame it on the Bet is the first book I’ve read written by Author L.E. Rico, it is a very clean and wholesome romance. We meet all the sisters in this first book in the series, Hennessey V.S., Jameson, Johnnie Walker Black and Bailey Irish are the Whiskey Sister’s their parents owned an operated O’Hallorans Pub and now the four sisters find out that they are about to lose the Pub in Foreclosure back to the bank. Bryan Truitt wants to buy the Pub to for a company who wants to tear it down and build a movie complex, the girls fight with everything they have to pay the loan back to the bank within the 5 weeks they have. Bryan likes Hennessy and she likes him too, to bad they want opposite things.

This is a laugh out loud wholesome book with Polka Mass at the catholic church, chili cook off’s and good down-home Minnesota hospitality. I lived in Minnesota for about 6 years and I felt that same sense of hospitality while reading this book as when I lived there.

Great read, going to start the next Whiskey Sister book at the end of this week.


Mischief and Mayhem: Whiskey Sisters Book #2

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Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Breaking His Code: Away from Keyboard Series Book #1 ☆ by Patricia D. Eddy ☆

Title: Breaking His Code: Away From Keyboard Series Book #1
Author: Patricia D. Eddy
Publisher: PageCurl Publishing
Publication Date: July 24, 2017
Pages: 192 pages
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“It was easier to run away than watch another guy decide I’m too much trouble—too broken or too slow or too…me. I didn’t understand we couldn’t go back to being just friends. Or…that I didn’t want to. ”

Camilla Delgado. Computer genius. Former explosives ordinance expert. Wounded on the dusty roads of Afghanistan, she exchanged her dreams of adventure for a life behind a computer. Trapped by her cane—and her scars—Cam avoids the “real” world whenever she can.
Until her newest online gaming buddy asks her out for coffee.
West, a former Navy SEAL, looks more like a cover model for Men’s Health than a human being. And his slight drawl? Hotter than the espresso Cam spills down her shirt.
But Cam doesn’t do charming. And all of her instincts scream, “RUN!”
West doesn’t understand what he said—or did—to drive his sexy and smart gaming partner away. She set him ablaze, and nothing can put out these flames.
Unable to forget the man who saw her and not her scars, Cam lets West draw her out of her shell.
Now, she’s hot on the trail of a hacker threatening her career while navigating the minefield of falling in love.
When ghosts from West’s past and fears for the future threaten, will Cam find the courage to lower her defenses and let him in?
BREAKING HIS CODE is a standalone romantic suspense featuring the men and women of Emerald City Security and Hidden Agenda K&R. Meet these former military heroes and computer geniuses who’ll show you just how steamy and heart-wrenching love can be.
Can broken be beautiful?
Hell, yes.


A●R●C ~ I was given Second Sight: Away From Keyboard Book #4 by Patricia D. Eddy as an Advanced Readers Copy (A●R●C) from Give Me Book Promotions, this book releases on March 12, 2019, I voluntarily read and reviewed this book as it is book #1 in the series for the new release coming up.

I loved this first book in the series, Breaking His Code: Away From Keyboard Book #1. I liked that the leads both had to learn to trust in order to make a relationship work. Usually we read about how one person needs to work twice as hard as the other to make a relationship work but when they both need to work equally as hard it works for me.

For Cam trusting is something she doesn’t do with anyone, since her family kicked her out especially after she was blown up while in the military, everyone shares with her, but she shares with no one until Sampson West. Gamers make such strange bedfellows. Women game just as much as men, it’s just not something we see everyday and Cam AKA Camilla Delgado works had and plays hard. She also gives back to her fellow vets with chat rooms, forums, information, etc. I want to be like Cam when I grow up. She’s there for her fellow Vets with whatever information she a give them even if it’s just someone to talk to.
Both being Vets with PTSD is hard enough but add trust issues and it’s a rough relationship but love always finds a way.

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In Her Sights: Away From Keyboard Book #2

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On His Six: Away From Keyboard Book #3

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Second Sight: Away From Keyboard Book #4

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Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Master of Sin: Gods of Vegas Series Book #1 ☆ by Sienna Snow ☆

Title: Master of Sin: Gods of Vegas Book #1
Author: Sienna Snow
Publisher: Sienna Snow
Publication Date: March 13, 2019
Pages: 320 pages
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It was always him. The one I shouldn’t want, shouldn’t crave, the one who could destroy my carefully built life.

Hagen Lykaios was the essence of sin, indulgence, and danger – everything I knew to avoid.

All it took was one unexpected touch, and he consumed me, left me begging, needy, and hungry for more.

He said if I entered his world he would corrupt me, own me, and change all that I had ever known…and you know what? I went anyway.


A●R●C – I was given Master of Sin: Gods of Vegas Book #1 by Sienna Snow as an Advanced Readers Copy (A●R●C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

WOW! LOVED IT! Sienna Snow knows how to write a smoldering hot erotic romance book!

Amazingly complex characters with brilliant chemistry. Persephone Starlight Kipos aka Penny or Starlight as Hagen calls her is a brilliant chemist who’s rocking the liquor game by adding Elderflower to her whisky coming up with Firewater her own brand of uber expensive whisky going for $1,000 per ounce. YIKES! She’s had a crush/been in love with Hagen Lykaios since she was a kid and to find out he’s felt the same is amazing. He’s nicknamed the Master of Sin, while he and his two brothers run Las Vegas’s night clubs and resorts for the past few years some family drama has them fighting against their own father.

Penny has always tried to take care of her younger half brother Adrian but he’s about to turn 21 and get his shares of Kipos International the company their father started and left them after he was killed in a car accident, Adrian’s mother Dara is the evil bad in this book, Penny and Adrian both believe she had something to do with their fathers accident so they ask the Lykaios brothers to have it looked into before Arian’s birthday so he can do with the company as he sees fit upon his 21st.

Serious family drama is the name of this book, horrible step mother, and not all is at it appears, asking the right questions might get you answers you might not be ready to handle.

Get your copy and let me know what you think of this amazing read!

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Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Relatively Sane: Relativity Series Book #2 ☆ Whitney Dineen ☆

Title: Relatively Sane: Relativity Series Book #2
Author: Whitney Dineen
Publisher: 33 Partners Publishing
Publication Date: April 1, 2019
Pages: 354 pages
Genre: Comedy, General Humorous Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Satire Fiction
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“The Masterson clan is back and funnier than ever in this delightful tale. Dineen’s comedic timing is pure gold!” -Jennifer Peel, Bestselling Author of My Not So Wicked Stepbrother

Catriona Masterton’s family is not normal.

Her father has a passion for taxidermized animals that he dresses in the family plaid. Her mother has a penchant for hoarding kitchen gadgets and other oddities that leave her sanity in question. Her grandmother, Nan, has never met a swearword she doesn’t like.

Despite all this, party-planner Cat leaves the hustle and bustle of New York City to move back to her tiny hometown outside of Chicago. She even buys her parents’ farm with plans to turn the barn into a stylish wedding venue.

Enter House to Home Television’s Renovation Brothers. Cat gets accepted as one of the show’s projects, bringing two gorgeous brothers to her doorstep. Unbeknownst to Cat, the TV hosts are behind a secret her newfound boyfriend will go to great lengths to keep hidden.

With all the upheaval—her parents’ chaotic move, her grandmother joyfully causing trouble wherever she goes, a film crew documenting her home being torn apart, and her boyfriend’s odd behavior—Cat’s starting to wonder if signing up for a reality TV show was a big mistake.

Will the renovation be a success? Or will secrecy and jealousy make Cat regret the day she packed her bags and left New York?

Find out in this hysterical tale packed with small-town charm, family drama, and true love.


☆☆☆☆☆ 5 STARS ☆☆☆☆☆

This is the second book I’ve read that was written by Whitney Dineen in the Relativity Series and she knocked my socks off once again with the well written story, amazing and relatable characters and events within the book and I literally laughed out loud through the entire book!

People do crazy things to protect their loved ones, but Nan is by far the craziest and the most loving grandmother anyone could ever ask for.

This book brought to light love in every aspect it comes in and a horrible mother in Mrs. Schweer, shame on you!

I loved both books in the series and will watch for more books by Whitney Dineen for a laugh out loud good read!


Relatively Normal: Relativity Series Book #1

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Michele J

Cover Reveal – Primal Possession by Tabitha Black

Title: Primal Possession
Series: Alphas of Sandor #1
Author: Tabitha Black

Publisher: Blushing Books Publishing

Genre: Dark Paranormal Omegaverse Romance

Release Date: May 31, 2019

If only I hadn’t been captured on market night…
Despite being born an Omega, I refused to spend my life in a facility, waiting for a suitable Alpha to claim me as his. Instead, with the help of my family, I broke the law, hiding among the Betas, trying to live a normal life.
It worked for five long years…
… until I was caught..
Now I’ve been chosen by Arius, the second most powerful Alpha in Sandor. The moment my scent reached him, overcome by the rut, he had to take me. As his mate, I can have anything my heart desires – anything he has the power to give.
The only thing I don’t have is a choice.
Publisher’s Note: This dark MF Omegaverse romance contains elements of power exchange and explicit scenes which may trigger some readers.
Author Bio
USA Today bestselling author Tabitha Black has been writing erotic spanking fiction for over twelve years, mostly in the age-play and historical genres. More recently, she’s discovered the joys of writing more contemporary, darker, edgier books with a greater emphasis on BDSM – one of which, Sharing Silver, was nominated for a Golden Flogger award and won the Spanking Romance Reviews award for best ménage.
Having lived in four countries on three different continents, and been an active participant in her local kinky communities, she likes to “write to discover what she knows.” Her own personal kinks include anything and everything to do with spanking, fireplay, edge play, scarification, age-play, and too many more to count. Some girls like wood, some adore leather, but Tabitha is partial to big, shiny, ornate knives… nothing else makes her quite as weak at the knees.
She lives in Europe with her Daddy/Sir, and a lilac cat who likes to sneeze in her face.
Tabitha loves getting mail, so if you want to drop her a line, please do so at
Don’t miss these other exciting books by Tabitha Black and Blushing Books!
Taken in Hand
Summer Camp
Little Tudor Rose
The Abbeyville Way
Conquering Cassia
Silverlake Priory Series:
Educating Eva, Book One
The Red Petticoat Saloon Series:
Sapphire’s Surrender
His Empire Series:
Restraint – Book 1
Denial – Book 2
Anticipation – Novella
Masters of the Castle Series:
Fulfilling Her Fantasy
Sharing Silver
Tempting Tasha
Confessions of a Spanking Author
Hero To Obey
The Dark Forest
Little Victorian Ladies
When the Gavel Falls (Masters of the Castle)
Witness Protection Program (Masters of the Castle)
Dominating His Valentine (His Empire)
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