Deadly Hunt by K.L. Humphreys
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow! I'm not sure what else I can say. This book was impressive for a debut. I had a hard time putting this down and if real life hadn't gotten in the way, I wouldn't have.
This story is about a girl. A girl who was abused. A girl who was neglected. A girl who was given the chance at a better life. Without writing a super spoiler-y review, I'm going to say that she did succeed at that better life. She joined the army, made some amazing friends, and then left the army for reasons I will not discuss here as it is a huge plot point.
Nathan is the man of this story, despite there being plenty of men. Nathan is the guy who spots Soph at the club. He is the guy who stakes his claim. He is the guy who gets the girl. Nathan runs a security/bodyguard/private investigative business. Once an FBI agent, he realized he'd rather be doing anything else, but wanted to remain in the field of intelligence.
Circumstances being crazy, these two manage to get together. That's not to say that there are outside forces driving them apart--or trying to--but they do get together. Soph's past keeps kicking her ass, but Nathan is there to help piece it all together.
Now. As for "side characters", this story has quite a few, but they each bring their own game to the table. Scott and Connor are my favorites. Scott is Sophia's brother and he is one of the coolest guys in this book. He is loyal--probably to a fault--and always has Soph's best interest in mind. Oh, he also works for Nathan, but Nathan didn't realize Soph was his sister until after the fact.
Connor. Ha! That man needs to up his game! Couldn't he see it wasn't right?! I'm placing bets on who the girl will be in the end, but this man is crazy. And a moron. I can say that because Sophia says it. ;-)
All in all, this book has the drama. Lots of drama. Bad shit keeps happening, but they keep on going. They never back down and I love that about each and every character. They all fight and they fight hard. Despite all the bad shit, there is so much good too. Soph is such a giving character. She wants what is best for everyone. She fights the battles of others. I'd be willing to bet she and Scott get that from their mother.
Read this book. It has suspense, killing, bombing, adoption, rape, torture, sex, craziness, friendships, bitchy siblings, dumb siblings, cops, agents, sassy women, ridiculous men, and fun.
This book really does have it all and I can't wait to see where else KL Humphreys takes us. I'm sure it's going to be one hell of a ride and I can't wait to get on it!
Can I put in a request? I need Scott's book and Connor's book. Like, yesterday. Thanks!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of EXPOSED by L.L. Collins. This is a contemporary romance, standalone novel that is the 4th book in the Jaded Regret series. It will be released on October 27th. Check out the links for previous books in the series below.
EXPOSED by L.L. Collins
Coming October 27, 2016 (Jaded Regret, #4)
Cover by: Marisa Rose Shor with Cover Me, Darling
What do you do when all your secrets-- and your heart-- are exposed?
Natalie Anderson has spent her life being strong for everyone else, always putting herself last. But that has come with a price because the stress and secrets are affecting every part of her life. Looking and acting the part is one thing, but feeling it is another. She knows she’s at a crossroads and she needs to make a change, starting with loosening up and living a little.
Kai Pierson is done being a grunt. He’s finally worked his way up the ladder and he now finds himself a rep at the hottest label, representing the hottest band in all of rock music. He’s living the life…alone, but he’s okay with that. It’s the way it needs to be.
Though they’ve never met in person, they become friends and spend hours talking about life. When the chance to meet arrives, neither of them are ready how they feel when they see each other for the first time.
But when Natalie’s secrets are exposed, will she be able to put it all behind her and find her own happiness, or will the lies destroy her once and for all?
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Sentenced (Jaded Regret #1) FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Snared (Jaded Regret #2) FREE on Kindle Unlimited
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Exposed (Jaded Regret #4) Coming October 27th! Pre-order will be available in October.
L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She's the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus standalones, Back to the Drawing Board, SENTENCED, and Snared: A Jaded Regret Novel. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Neighbor Dearest is LIVE and on limited-time release sale for $3.99 (Changing to $4.99 after release. This will be the ONLY sale.) A sexy STANDALONE friends-to-lovers story that does NOT have to be read in conjunction with any other book.
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A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.
From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters.
After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.
Damien was a hotter version of my ex.
The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.
He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.
Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.
The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.
We got to talking.
He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.
He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.
Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.
I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.
I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.
Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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Looking tense, he placed his hands slowly into his pockets as he looked at me. “What exactly happened last night?”
“What are you talking about?”
Nice try dodging the question.
He moved in closer to me. “What am I talking about? You leaving me with a giant fucking basket of muffins and running off before I could even say anything? Ring a bell?”
“I thought you’d be alone. It caught me off guard.”
His eyes softened. “You were upset…”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“You’re a terrible liar, Chelsea. Fucking horrible at it. You don’t hide your feelings very well.”
“You think you know just about everything there is to know about me, don’t you?”
“Not everything. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read you. It’s one of the things I like about you, though. You’re one of the least fake people I’ve ever met.”
“Then, tell me. Why do you think I was upset?”
“Honestly? I think you’re confused about me.”
“Yes. I think you’re wondering why I opted not to have dinner with you and instead ended up with a woman I’d literally just met, someone who isn’t as sweet as you and sure as fuck isn’t as pretty as you. So, you’re wondering what the hell I was thinking. Am I right?”
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
He continued, “I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but I do feel a connection with you, okay? If you’ve sensed something, you’re not imagining it.”
“Well, if I wasn’t confused before…now I definitely am.”
“I feel like I need to say this now, because I can’t stand the thought of you thinking that I somehow find you undesirable when it’s exactly the opposite.”
I crossed my arms. “Again. Not following you.”
He closed his eyes as if to try to find the right words. “It’s just that I know for sure that I can’t ever be what someone like you needs in a boyfriend, in a partner. It’s not that we wouldn’t have fun or be great together at first. I’m just not good for you in the long-term—not marriage material. And the reasons are too complex to get into, except to say that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I can’t, in good conscience, start something with a girl like you.”
“A girl like me…”
“Yes. You’re not the kind of girl a guy takes home for a quick fuck. You’re the girl he keeps.”
Right. Just like Elec did.
About the Author:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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