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My oh May…Review Wrap Up!

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My Oh May…

May is gone and now we are headed off to June. Another month closer to July. 23rd when my daughter turns 14, and another month closer to August, 8th when I turn the big 3-0. Needless to say, I’m NOT looking forward to either of those upcoming events!

On the plus side, there are SO many amazing releases coming up! My schedule for June is already jam-packed, in fact, I can barely fit in ANYTHING from my TBR because I have so many ARC’s coming up!

June ARC Schedule
Yeaaaa, June is jam-packed full of AWESOME new releases! 💜💜💜

2019 Goodreads Reading Challange

Books Books BooksSo my reading challange goal is set for 200 books this year!

So far I have read 90 books and I am 8 books ahead of schedule!

Last year I had a goal of 100 books and reached 188 so I’m hoping to surpass that number!

OK, so here it is! May’s Reads, Blurbs & Ratings!

Ivy’s Poison (The Cavalieri Della Morte Series) by India R. Adams

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Ivy’s Poison

Blurb:

Ivy's Poison - India R. Adams (eBook Cover) (1)Bors is hungry for revenge after one of his assignments spins out of control. Not only is he tortured by the man he was hired to murder, the president of a notorious and ruthless motorcycle club, but he’s also left in the care of the man’s deranged daughter, Ivy. And she knows exactly who is chained and at her mercy, the one she has wanted dead for three years.

During captivity, Bors witnesses what has become of Ivy’s life, and finds himself trapped between hatred and sorrow for his female tormentor.

“It only took one day for me to hate her more than my worst enemy.
Only took two to start planning her death.
And only three… to fall in love with her.”

Bors is an avenger. Especially Ivy’s.


In Her Words by J. S Ellis

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Check out my review of In Her Words

Blurb:

In Her Words coverWhile she seems to have it all, Sophie Knight is looking for more.

When gorgeous and carefree Michael Frisk walks into her life, he offers the excitement and passion she desires.

Sophie is willing to risk everything she has.

After all, she is used to concealing things from her husband—like her alcoholism, her unhappiness.

But soon she has more to hide.

She wakes up one morning in an alcoholic haze and finds bruises on her body, but has no recollection of what happened to her.

Was she raped?

When unsettling notes and mysterious phone calls start, Sophie wonders whom she should turn to.

Is Michael the cause of the frightening things happening in her life, or is he the answer to her problems?


A Cruel Love (The Cavalieri Della Morte Series) by S.M Soto

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of A Cruel Love

Blurb:

A Cruel Love - SM Soto (eBook Cover) (1) (1)As a hitman for hire, Percivale is no stranger to violence.

From the moment he saw Blossom Jaymes through the window of her bakery, he knew he was in too deep. Not only was she as sweet as her perfectly crafted treats, but she was a soft-spoken, golden-haired angel that shone like a bright beacon in his dark world. And Percivale didn’t deal in angels. He dealt in death and crime. The even bigger issue? Percivale’s next hit is on said sweet little baker who doesn’t seem to realize how much danger lurks around her with each passing day.

If he doesn’t get the job done, who will?

When Percivale has to decide what’s more important to him—the life of a woman who may very well be innocent or getting his revenge on the men who murdered his family—the lines become blurred. Morals are twisted and a deathly chase ensues that can only result in one thing—Blossom buried six feet under.

Or can it?

Can Percivale let his lust for revenge go in order to save Blossom from the bounty on her head, or will the power she unknowingly holds over him be what gets her killed?


Share Me by K. Webster & Ker Dukey

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Share Me

Blurb:

share me ebook-2 (1)They have one job.

Keep me safe.

But none of us are safe against the allure we have when we’re together.

Control and professionalism used to be something they prided themselves on.

But now that we’re secluded and alone, lines blur and control quickly loses to need.

Someone is trying to snuff out my life, but they may not get the chance if I’m devoured whole by my saviors first.


Unsteady in Love by Harlow Layne

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Unsteady in Love

Blurb:

Unsteady in Love Ebook CoverEverything I ever thought I knew about him, everything I thought he wanted was a lie. 

Imagine one day calling your boyfriend, the love of your life, the man you planned to marry and have kids with only to find out his phone has been disconnected, and he’s joined the military.

How could someone love you if they ran away?

That was four years ago when he shattered my heart into a million pieces and today I find that same man on my doorstep… pleading for forgiveness and my hand in marriage.

Our relationship isn’t what I dreamt it would be. The only way to see it through is to keep the past pain buried and protecting my heart. It shouldn’t be hard when he’s half a world away, but when tragedy strikes causing Holden to come back to me half the man he was when he left…

I must decide if he’s worth giving a second chance. With a past as checkered as ours, I’m not sure love will ever exist again.


Sloth (The Elite Seven Series) by Gianna Darling

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Sloth

Blurb:

Sloth7I don’t give a fuck.

Not about money or fame, beauty or power. I’ve had all those things since birth, and trust me, they’re a fucking snooze.

I don’t give a fuck about anyone, not even myself.

Until my father proves evil can exist in the most holy of places.

For the first time ever, something like interest stirs in my soul.

He wants me to enroll at St. Augustine.

Join The Elite.

Court the virginal daughter of Archbishop Savoie.

Prove that I’m worth the family name?

I’ll do it all.

And I’ll do it so well, no one will know what’s coming.

People are so quick to underestimate the wicked and lazy.

They forget idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work.

I am Rush Dempsey. 

I am Sloth. 


Concerto by Skye Warren

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Concerto

Blurb:

Concerto Ebook CoverThe spotlight lands on Samantha Brooks. Years of practice build to the opening night of a global tour. She plays her heart out, but there are darker forces underneath the stage.

There are eyes watching from the wings.

Liam North fights to keep her safe with every weapon he owns. She’s his greatest pride—and his greatest weakness. The danger comes from somewhere no one expected. Betrayal threatens to destroy everything he’s built. His business. His family. His life.

When the curtain falls, only one of them will be left standing.


Beauty in the Broken by Charmaine Pauls

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Beauty in the Broken

Blurb:

Beauty in the Broken Collage by ConfessionsSix years ago, Harold Dalton framed me for theft and sent me to jail to steal my diamond discovery. He gave his daughter to Jack Clarke in exchange for the excavation rights. Today, I’m walking free, and I’m coming for him with a vengeance.

Six years of cruelty make beasts out of men. I’m going to take back what he stole from me, and more. I’m not interested in his properties or shares. I don’t want his small change. I want his biggest asset. Beautiful, mentally unstable, Angelina Dalton-Clarke.

Worth billions, she’s the wealthiest widow in the country, and also the craziest. Her self-harming tendencies had Jack declare her incompetent before he put a gun to his head and blew out his brains. Lina isn’t allowed to touch a cent of her riches. Her father manages her finances. He has all the signing power.

As her husband, that ‘chore’ will fall to me. But if she thinks I only want her for her money, she’s sadly mistaken.


Choosing The Hart by Dani Rene

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Choosing The Hart

Blurb:

Choosing The Hart Collage by Confessions Of A BibliophileA love triangle.
An emotional rollercoaster.
Who will she choose? 

They say loving two people is wrong.
They say wanting both is selfish.
But what do I do when they both love me to?

The Big Apple was meant to be a fresh start.
With a new job, a new lease on life, I pushed the past to the back of my mind. But that’s never where secrets stay.

When I’m thrown in the middle of two addictive, handsome men, I’m lost in their consuming magnetism. That is until my past comes knocking.

Two Harts. One forever.
How can I choose?


Darkest Deeds (The Cavalieri Della Morte Series) by Cora Kenborn

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Darkest Deeds

Blurb:

Darkest Deeds Confession Made CollageNo one is innocent in the eyes of the Cavalieri Della Morte.
If your name ends up on my list, your time is up.

No regrets. No mercy. No conscience.

Until the enemy becomes my twisted obsession.

Two days ago, I paid a price to fulfill a vendetta. Twenty minutes ago, I threw it all away.
Stolen in the night. Held against her will. Bound to a monster.
I came to take her life but claimed it instead.

I warn her not to trust men with sin on their lips and ice in their veins.
She cautions me not to be deceived by my own eyes.

Neither of us listens.

What started out as a quest for retribution has become a game of survival.
They say three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Challenge accepted.


The Moth & the Flame by B.B Reid

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of The Moth & The Flame

Blurb:

THE FLAME

The Moth & The Flame Collage by Confessions Of A Bibliophile.jpgHere lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.

I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.

He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.

And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH

I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.

She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.

With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.


Falling For You by Jennifer Van Wyk

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Falling For You

Blurb:

Falling For You Collage by Confessions Of A BibliophileFake it ‘til you make it has been the motto I live by since my mother died.
I’m also doing a really bad job at the making it part.
The night we met, I was at my lowest.
But you gave me a reason to feel happy again.
For the first time in over a year, I was optimistic.
You and I? We’re the same. Don’t form attachments. Follow the rules. Don’t dream of a future.
Too bad our hearts wouldn’t listen.
And this storm we’re going through? The one that threatens to rip us apart?
It doesn’t care that I’m falling for you.


Scarlet Mark (The Cavalieri Della Morte Series) by Lexi C. Foss

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Scarlet Mark

Blurb:

Scarlet Mark Collage by Confessions Of A BibliophileDeceit requires punishment.
But what happens when the mark is innocent?

Killian “Dagger” Bedivere

My latest assignment has evolved into a game of deciphering whom to trust—the renowned politician who hired the Cavalieri Della Morte, or the runaway bride?
She’s gorgeous, conniving, and everything I crave in a woman.

She’s also my target.

Rule number one: Never fall for the mark.
Rule number two: Fuck rule number one.

Amara “Scarlet” Rose

I never wanted this world, but the decision wasn’t mine to make. I always belonged to him. Now there’s a new player on the board—one hell-bent on destroying all my plans.

He’s lethal, handsome, and everything I should fear.

Rule number one: Don’t trust anyone.
Rule number two: Do everything you can to survive, even if it means breaking rule number one.
And rule number three: When in doubt, kill.


Malice (The Dahlia Saga) by Natalie Bennett

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Malice

Blurb:

Malice eBookEveryone knows the stories about naïve girls being taken by beautiful monsters.

Often the monster is a tortured soul with a fucked up past, but even then, that monster is redeemable.

This is not one of those stories.

My monster revels in the carnage he creates.

Our story is not one where good prevails and the villain becomes a hero.

My reality is dark.
His demons are darker.

And though I love my monster, this is no fairytale.
There is no happily ever after.


Obscene (The Dahlia Saga) by Natalie Bennett

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Obscene

Blurb:

Obscene ebookLove is a tragedy designed for two.
What would you endure to see it through?

I was nothing.
He was both madness and paradise.

I was innocent.
He was twisted, harboring sadistic secrets.

I was a malignant obsession.
Now I am his most prized possession.


Delinquent (The Cavalieri Della Morte Series) by Ally Vance

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Delinquent

Blurb:

Seth Galahad

Delinquent by Ally Vance Collage made by Confessions Of A BibliophileReckless rule-breaker with a taste for violence.
It’s what I’ve been called time and again.
Carving my way through the names I’ve been given, I’ll rise through the ranks.
Collecting your blood as payment for your debts
I’m young, I’m hungry, and I won’t be stopped.
I take what I want, when I want. Nothing can hold me back.
The cross on my back speaks of a past I know nothing about.
The history of my family drenched in mystery.

Leeann Mallory

My brother’s string of gambling debts has raged out of control.
An insurmountable sum that he’s racked up over time.
Out of money and out of luck, he did something unthinkable.
Playing with my life in a game of chance, he lost.
My brother did nothing to prevent me from being taken.
The debt collector came in the night, and he snatched me from my bed.
Debts must be cleared, and I’m going to be the one to pay it.
The question is will it be in blood? Or will it be with my heart.

Thirteen interconnected standalones that will push your limits, test your one-handed reading technique and take you into a suspenseful world where men are domineering and dangerous, and their female counterparts are feisty and strong.

Are you ready to take the ride with us?


Greed (The Elite Seven Series) by Ker Dukey & K. Webster

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Check out my review of Greed

Blurb:

Greed by Ker Dukey and K WebsterI’m hungry.
My greed is insatiable.
I’m a slave to the need. The drive for more. For everything.
Once I decide I want something, the greed for it consumes me.
I want answers.
I want justice.
I want vengeance.
I want HER.

My best friend and his sister—the girl I vowed could trust in me and whom I would always protect—dropped off the map two years ago. My own father pledged assurances that they’d been living a life they deserved.

Lies. Lies. Lies.
Hell hath no fury like a man who has no fucks to give and a mission to fulfill his promise.

I may be a greedy sonofabitch, but I’m also a loyal one. Cross me or my brothers, and I’ll come for your throat. And my teeth are razor sharp.

When I discover the corruption running deep within my own bloodline, I take a stand to right the wrongs. I had no idea their darkness would lead me to the light—to her.

The Lust I have for her will keep me grounded.
The Wrath for those who betrayed us will ignite the fight inside me.
And the Greed for victory will consume our enemies in a tidal wave of Hell’s fury.

They say the three gates of Hell are Lust, Wrath, and Greed.
Well, open up, motherfuckers…Daddy’s home.
I am Micah Dixon.
I am Greed.

Don’t miss my May Wrap Up GIVEAWAY over on my Instagram page! I’ll be giving away an e-book of one of these awesome reads!

GIVEAWAY IMAGE Gold Cursive.jpg

What was your favorite release from May?!

 

 

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