Totally & completely in love with ‘Love Her Wild’

I am sure you have heard of Atticus. He is a Canadian poet that has become an insta-celebrity with his beautiful poetry. I think the best part is that he doesn’t show his face to the world. I am one of the many that him and stalk his instagram, facebook, etc. I first saw his quotes around facebook and started obsessively googling him and sharing on my own facebook. They make me all swoony. 

Well after swooning like a crazy on google/facebook I decided I needed the real thing. I wanted the book from beginning to end. So I bought the paperback (which I almost never do anymore, I’m a kindle girl all the way) and the audiobook. The audiobook is read by Atticus himself and let me just say. #Swoon. Gahhhh I love it so much. It isn’t long at all so I have listened to it multiple times. I wanted to review it but it is very different from the books I typically review. How do you review a book of poetry?

Well I decided to take pictures of my favorite quotes from the paperback. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do ❤

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I have a lot more but to refrain from posting all 287 pages I’ve left it at these 😊 What are your favorites?! I’d love to hear them ❤

As always, keep swooning dolls ❤❤❤

Falling in love again with The Divorcee

Let’s take a break from Reverse Harem, shall we? I just finished a book called The Divorcee by Treena Wynes which is a contemporary romance, not a reverse harem, and a standalone book. It is not my usual jam, but we all have to venture out every once and awhile don’t we?! Plus that cover is to die for! Let’s get into it! 

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Allie Madison is in a horrible marriage. Her husband Steve is manipulative, grumpy, lazy, and seems to want nothing to do with her anymore. He goes to work and spends the rest of his time in front of the TV ignoring his wife and their two children and avoiding helping her with housework or the kids at all costs. I feel like this is a typical American household set up, maybe not in this day in age although it is still probably the norm. It makes me feel very lucky to have such an amazing husband that not only cooks, but cleans, and is an amazing dad. Allie is not so lucky, but she isn’t ready to give up on her marriage. She prepares a night of excitement for New Years Eve by buying some very sexy lingerie and presenting herself on a platter to her husband. Every man’s dream right?! Well not Steve’s. He is obviously way past the point of return because he sees this as an opportunity to fight and put her down completely humiliating Allie. Not okay. She promises herself that she will give it one more year then she will leave. The whole time I’m yelling at my Kindle, ‘this bitch doesn’t deserve one more year! Kick his ass to the curb!’. 

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A little over one year later Allie has really hit her max with Steve. They are no longer sleeping in the same bed and their conversations always end in a fight. Allie has finally had enough and has been preparing to leave him. Luckily for Allie she has a wonderful support system, as she is a counselor at a local school and is surrounded by coworkers that are very supportive of her. Namely her friend Leah who is a teacher and Drew who is the Vice Principal at the school. This also gives her the opportunity to meet Marcus, a local therapist. A tragic accident happens at Allie’s school so she enlists the help of a local therapist to help counsel the students during this tragedy. Marcus is very good looking at the spark between them is immediate. She can’t act on her feelings because she hasn’t left Steve officially and she is unsure if someone like Marcus would want to jump into something with a newly separated woman. 

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Allie has a very difficult time separating herself from Steve has he is very persistent in his attempts to get Allie back as well as his attempts to sabotage her relationship with Marcus. He stalks Allie, hires a private investigator, harasses Marcus through phone calls and  even coming to his house. Allie also gets the time to explore her newfound single life. She goes on some dates and meets some very interesting and gorgeous men. It really shows that a woman leaving her husband isn’t left to be a single mom/cat lady for the rest of her life. We are hot! We can get back out there 😉

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Allie is a very intelligent woman and has more means than most women in her situation. She is able to line up a rental house for herself and her children while she is in the planning stages of leaving Steve. Most women in her situation are unable to do this as they do not have the funds. I found it surprising as a school counselor at a public school would be able to afford such things, but it doesn’t distract from the story. I did find some things very uncomfortable and I believe that they would be very triggering to a woman that has gone through a situation such as this. Steve is very psychologically abusive and although he isn’t physically abusive to her or the children the damage is just as severe. I spent some time during and after college working at a domestic violence center in a town near my home. I spent a lot of time working with women going through very similar situations as this but sadly most do not have the means to leave their husbands nor are they able to break the abusive cycles they experience with their husbands or partners. There are a few situations Allie experiences with Steve that made me particularly uncomfortable. One visit she has at her old house with Steve he attempts to rape her in hopes that she will come back to him as well as an attempt to put her down and undermine her efforts. There is another situation that he blackmails her into having sex with him in order to sign the separation papers and come upon an agreement for visitation with the children. These situations could be very triggering to someone that potentially has PTSD from living through a horrible situation such as this. 

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Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think that there are a lot of things that happen behind closed doors in the homes of abused women that the overall population doesn’t realize. This book is meant to be light and romantic but it also brings a lot of light to these situations. Allie is a very strong and intelligent woman and I really enjoyed reading her story. I fell in love with the men she fell in love with and constantly rooted against the evil Steve. There are some very steamy scenes in this book that had me glued to the pages waiting to see what would happen next. Plus the end, #swoon, to die for. I really loved how it turned out and I felt that all loose ends were tied. I would definitely recommend this book! 

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**I was given a copy of this book from the author but was under no requirement to leave a review. These are my honest thoughts on the book and I truly appreciate Treena Wynes for giving me the opportunity to read her wonderful book.**

 

 

Labor day fails. Never-ending TBR list.

Labor day was supposed to be a relaxing day off where I could spend the day reading, preparing blog posts, and playing some ESO (Elder Scrolls Online for you un-nerdy folk 😉). Well that is all a bust because I have been having horrible migraines off and on for days. It’s horrible! At this moment it feels like my left eye and ear are determined to explode and turn my brain into mush 🤯 It’s not an ideal situation. It seems like life likes to throw you curves balls every once in a while. Excited for a three day weekend?! Take some brain pain! Excited to go on vacation? Nope, your husband is sick! Is life finally chilling out a bit? Nope, how about several hospital visits for you and your daughter. What a blast life is. What. A. Blast. 😂😭

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Since staring at a screen is kinda killing me right now I figure what better way to help this than to of course take a bath. I’ve thoroughly bored you all with my deep love for baths, but let’s continue it. Baths are the shit. Literally, nothing beats a bath. I can feel my head pain lessening as I soak. If I can’t take a bath then I usually put a wet wash cloth on my eyes, a small eye bath if you will 😂 But obviously I am staring at a screen in the bath because I am typing this, this is a different kind of screen staring though. Trust me, there are no flaws in my logic  😉

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So, since I cannot read and I cannot play video games (woe is me, what else makes life worth living?!) I have decided to dig through my TBR list and share with you all what I am planning to read within the next few weeks/months/whenever I get around to it. If any of you guys are like me, your TBR (to be read) list is miles long. Miles. You got a whole list and you know what you are going to read next then bam! Your favorite author puts out a new book. Bam! Someone recommends something that sounds phenomenal. Bam! You find yourself immersed in a series that is like 8 books long. BAM! Some asshole named Julia Swoons suggests something that seems absolutely amazing. Something always gets in the way. So take a gander at my TBR list and maybe I’ll screw up yours and throw some new ones in there. 

Click the book titles to see them on Amazon — book blurbs are in purple

Elizabeth and the Rage of Dragons (Book 7) by Ava Mason

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This book is #1 on my list and I will definitely be starting it today (AKA release day!). I love this series and I cannot wait to jump back in. Plus it’s the last book in the series, *sob* Reverse Harem. 185 pgs long. Book #7 of 7.

The ultimate betrayal. The final battle. A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance.

As Lizzy and her men are captured, collared like dogs, and thrown into cages, Lizzy must deal with the betrayal that came from within. She is powerless and under Elias’ utter control.

Then members of her team are divided and forced to fight each other… to the death. Lizzy must stand by and watch as her men tear each other apart. Every second counts as Lizzy tries to outwit her greatest adversary yet.

Can Elizabeth win a battle of wits with her most dangerous enemy? Will she be able to save not only her men, but her whole pack? And finally, can she discover the truth about James before it’s too late?

The Vixen’s Lead (Kit Davenport Book 1) by Tate James

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This one I have started via audiobook but haven’t had time to really dive in. I normally listen to audiobooks at work and then read at home. Hopefully I can really get into this on soon because I’ve heard excellent things. Reverse Harem. 396 pgs long. Book #1 of 6.

I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning. 

Realms and Rebels: A Paranormal & Fantasy Reverse Harem Collection

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This one I know I will have to read in sections. Its a collaborative book with a whopping 22 novellas from some pretty amazing authors. Reverse Harem. 2178 pages long. 

26 NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors.

22 reverse harem novellas filled with magic, danger, mystery, adventure, and romance.

All yours, for one insanely low price.

Dragons. Shifters. Vampires. Fae. These kickass heroines come in all shapes and sizes…and so do the men at their sides. Dive into this decadent collection of paranormal and fantasy romances-reverse harem style. Yep, that’s right. Our heroines are headstrong and rebellious, and they don’t take no for an answer. Unlike most romances, they get to keep ALL the guys they want.

And so do you.

Claimed by Gods by Eva Chase

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I have been wanting to read this one for a little while just haven’t felt the time. I have read Eva Chase’s other series, Dragon’s Guard (see my review here), and loved it. I just need to get in the mood for this one, I’m hoping soon 😁 Reverse Harem. 260 pages long. Book #1 of 2, so far.

The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul… or your heart.

I thought I’d survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother’s house.

Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I’m now a valkyrie.

Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack.

But the gods didn’t summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back.

More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined—and the gods’ enemies are more devious than even they knew. It’s going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who’re getting under my skin in the most alluring way.

I’m Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain’t seen nothing yet.

Pack Ebon Red by C.M. Stunich

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I have really been on a C.M. Stunich kick lately. She is such an amazing author and is fast becoming one of my favorites. She knows how to write sexy and hilarious men. I have not run into one of her books yet that I didn’t like. Reverse Harem. 360 pgs long. Book #1 of 7.

I am wolf; I am human; I am neither; I am both.
I am werewolf.

And I have seven Alpha Males as my mates.
All mine to kiss and hold and touch, seven handsome men for my bed.
My boys represent the biggest packs in North America.
But I am the Alpha Female and I rule them all.

One day, the packs might force me to choose.
But my heart, it won’t allow it. Things could get…bloody if I have to fight for my boys.
For now, three glittering dark courts threaten our existence with their glamorous cruelty:
the vampires, the witches, and the fae.

Werewolves are missing from all the packs, and my boys and I, we have to find them.
Or find out who’s killing them.
Because I’m the mistress of my men, my packs, a girl known simply as White Wolf.
I’ve promised to protect the men I love, the family and friends I cherish.
And the White Wolf…always keeps her promises.

Burn by Suzanne Wright

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I love Suzanne Wright. I am OBSESSED with the Phoenix Pack series and the Mercury Pack series she writes. Love them. It only make sense that I will love this one too! Fantasy Romance series. 301 pgs long. Book #1 of 4.

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.

As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has.

Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

Renegade Hunter by Lacey Carter Andersen

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Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover. Plus I’ve been on a demon kick since Four Psychos (see my review here!) and this one looks like a hot demon book ❤

A demon-hunter trying to survive. Three sexy-as-hell demons. And the truth that will change their lives forever…

Being a demon-hunter means living a life of danger. Of giving up everything to keep humanity safe, even if they’ll never know it. And for Sharen, it means knowing she’s fighting on the side of good.

Which is all just fine– until she’s accidentally tied to three demons.

Jace, Ryder, and Kade are handsome, dangerous, and absolutely certain that Sharen is the woman they want to spend the rest of their immortal lives loving. They don’t care that they’re enemies, they’re bound and determined to show her that there’s more to her world than what she’s been told.

But there’s one problem with their plan. Something they never could have expected. The woman they’ve claimed as their own, well, she doesn’t like being lied to. And when those lies endanger the people she loves… she’s going to do something about it.

Even if she has to burn her whole damn world down.

Between the Sheets: A Reverse Harem Anthology of Scenes that Get to the Point

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SEXY COVER ALERT!! Do you ever just read a book and think, HEY let’s get to the business! You know, the sexy parts… Bow chicka wow wow. Don’t act like I’m the only one. We are all dying for the hottness. Well this book is bringing the hottness. I’ve read a few chapters so far and ohhh emmm geee. Hawt. It’s just one I like to jump in and out of. Plus, since it’s sections out of various books it is of course adding to my never-ending TBR list…. Reverse Harem. 364 pgs long. Single right now but I know they have another one coming out around Halloween! 🎃

Slip between the sheets with us to discover the hottest excerpts, deleted scenes, alternate POVs, and even brand new stories from some of your favorite Reverse Harem Authors. These steamy scenes get directly to the point between the sheets. You may want to consider reading with the phone off the hook and the door locked, and maybe line up a cold shower. We won’t judge.

Dannan: The Unseen Book 3 by L A Boruff

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This is the third book in the Unseen series by L A Boruff and I am so excited about it. It comes out towards the end of September so I have some time before it’s in my hands, well on my screen. It will be a release day read, for sure. I have been soooo in love with this series so far. See my reviews for Supay and Leyak! They are amazing books so I know this one will be too. Reverse Harem 238 pgs long. Book #3 of 3.

Jen Johnson loved to read about supernatural creatures. She’d always dreamed of climbing into the pages of her books to become a vampire or werewolf. Imagine her surprise when she almost dies falling down the steps of the courthouse, only to save herself by turning into a flying dragon. 

It’s a dream come true, right?

Alexander, leader of all of the Fae—actually, they prefer Dannan, thank you—and his cousin Roan try to help her acclimate to her new life, but it isn’t until she meets Doryu, a gorgeous Sárkány shifter that things start to get interesting. 

And what is going on in the town? Some of those people aren’t what they seem. If Jen sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong, maybe she’ll get some answers the Unseen world needs. And maybe her nosiness will only get her heartache.

These are obviously just a handful of the books on my TBR list, I didn’t want to overwhelm you all 😊 So, did I screw up any of your TBR lists? See any that you NEED to read now? Feel free to screw up my list by recommending some steamy sexy romance books or if you’ve read one of my TBRs shout out! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 😁 

As always, keep swooning dolls ❤

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Heading to Ethar in Under Different Stars

Sometimes I go through a bit of a YA (young audience) kick. I want something swoony but maybe less raunchy. A favorite YA author of mine is Amy A. Bartol, and the first series I read by her is the Kricket series. I love this series. Love it. It’s a YA Sci-fi Romance series that has lots of ups and downs. Let’s get into it.

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How gorgeous is this cover?! Ahhh I love it.

So our main character, and cover girl, is Kricket. What an amazing name. She is this gorgeous 6 foot tall beauty with blonde hair and violet eyes. She looks like a freaking super model. Sadly, she doesn’t live the life of a super model. In and out of foster homes for as long as she can remember, Kricket began living on the street when it all became too much. A lot of the foster homes she was placed in were not friendly places. She was treated very poorly, abused, and used as a means for a paycheck. Now Kricket finally has a place to call her own. An apartment she is renting with her friend that she met through the foster child system, Bridget. She has almost aged out of the foster system and just needs to lay low until she turns 18. Once she has turned 18 she will be free. No more hiding, she can go to school, she can get a real job where she doesn’t have to be paid under the table. Everything will be perfect.

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With perfection in reach things of course start to go awry for Kricket. While taking the train home from work three very attractive, very tall, and very buff guys with black hair and tribal tattoos seem to have their violet eyes on her. Terrified that they work for social services she attempts to ignore them. Much to her dismay they come up to her and know her name. “Ah, Kricket, I’ve found you”. What. The. Actual. Fuck. The guys, with the leader being Trey, are convinced that she is the ‘Kricket’ they are looking for and they must take her back to Ethar because she has to face her family and pay for her crimes. Deciding that these guys are completely crazy she attempts to escape, and when that doesn’t work she pulls out her handy dandy pepper spray and blasts their asses giving her an opportunity to bust ass off the train and away from the crazy hot guys. Crazy hot? Pretty sure it’s both crazy hot as well as crazy and hot 😂

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Freaking the fuck out Kricket races home to find her roommate preparing to leave for a weekend away with her boyfriend. She explains the insane situation but insists her friends still goes. Cause you know, friendship right?! A lot tougher than me.. She takes some time to clear her head and catch some sleep before her 2nd job, bartending at the bar downstairs. Luckily for her the bar is slammed with customers, aka more tips. She is working away when a group of three enormous blonde-haired men come up to her. What is with all the freaking giants suddenly appearing in her life? These guys have the exact same tribal tattoos which leads her into an immediate panic. Of course, the leader of this trio, Kyon, knows her name as well. He has the exact shade of hair as her, knows her freaky secret that her hair grows back immediately after cutting it, and also claims she is from Ethar. She is completely convinced that this is some kind of joke and that these giants must be friends with Trey and his group. She realizes that this may not be true as Kyon is furious that Trey is also looking for her. Kricket decides to get off the crazy train and is able to get away from Kyon too with the help of the bouncer of the bar and a shot gun. No biggie…

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Kricket’s escape is short lived as she is taken by Trey and his group and held prisoner as they make their way to Ethar. Ethar which happens to be another freaking planet that they are able to get to via portal. Holy shit ball sandwich batman. This is cray cray. Kricket is transported to this amazing world with multiple moons, a crazy assortment of wild creatures, as well as crazy off-world politics. Her parents are from enemy clans and their love was absolutely forbidden. How Romeo and Juliet. Well unlike Romeo and Juliet, her parents are able to escape their horrid clans and take up refuge on her. Then of course die of some menial earth disease because their immune systems weren’t built for life on earth. A la War of the Worlds aliens. Disease and bacteria. That’s what’ll save us from aliens. This is how Kricket ended up in the foster care system and where she is at today.

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The Rafe clan, or her father’s clan, of black haired and violet-eyed people believe that she belongs with them but must pay for her crime of desertion. Because you know, as an infant she made the very educated choice to abandon her home planet for Earth… Right…. Well the Alameeda clan, or her mother’s clan, of blonde-haired and blue-eyed people believe that she belongs with them. Of course they do. The women in the Alameeda clans are gifted and are seen as royalty. She has been promised to marry Kyon who is kinda a dick, albeit a very sexy dick. So of course, I am in love with him. Jeeze, don’t act like you didn’t see this coming…

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Kricket’s time in Ethar is amazing, horrifying, and completely crazy. I know what you are thinking, another book about a girl being abducted by a guy and falling in love with him. Well you are right. Buuuut this book is still so freaking good. Trey is a freaking swoonfest and his two friends, Jax and Wayra, are hilarious and adorable. I truly fall in love with all three of these guys. Kricket finally gets to feel like what it means to have family. Even if the circumstances are weird. Kricket is feisty and absolutely hilarious. She has to deal with a lot of crazy shit and somehow still keeps her head. This is YA so the romance is more swoony than dirty. There are definitely some steamy scenes but they aren’t as raunchy as your typical romance book. I definitely recommend this to all my swooners. I have read and reread and reread again this series so many times. The books are great, the audiobooks are great, it’s all great.

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Come on, won’t you swoon with me? ❤

You know that Forbidden fruit is the tastiest!

Let me just start by saying that as you can probably tell I don’t read much other than Paranormal Romance and lately my jam has mostly been about Reverse Harem Paranormal Romances. Something about shifters, vampires, druids, and other paranormals makes me just super swoony. I don’t particularly seek out contemporary romances. They are cute, and I’ve definitely read quite a few, they just aren’t my main focus when book-seeking. When I was approached to read an ARC for a contemporary new-age romance book I was a little skeptical but willing to try it!  

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I started Forbidden by Amelia Gates really knowing nothing about it. I didn’t seek it out and read a description, I just jumped in. The cover is of course super sexy. I mean swoon! He kinda looks likes Silas from Weeds. Super hot. Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It only took me a couple of days to read and I’ve been reading it as much as I can. The night before last I really didn’t want to put it down, but I knew if I didn’t get some sleep I’d be a zombie. #Adulting

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This story starts of with Kim, a 25 year old super smart woman that was able to graduate high school and college suuuuper early and is now a teacher. She is the guardian of her niece, Shannon, who’s mother also Kim’s sister was killed in an airplane accident. A 25-year-old taking care of a 17-year-old, boy that sounds exhausting. Kim is a quirky chick that says fuck a lot. #SoulSisters? Her niece is adorable and takes care of Kim because Kim tends to be a hot mess. Again, #SoulSisters?! She is sort of newly single after her fiancé was too killed in the accident that killed her sister. Her sister who seems to be a mega cunt that was sleeping with her fiancé. Kim is overall a freaking saint, so she doesn’t hold a grudge against her sister. Maybe not #SoulSisters… 😉

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We also have Zayne. He’s the swoony guy on the cover. So obviously he is going to be our man-crush right?! A sexy man to come in and sweep our MC off her feet. Well problem, he is a student at the school she teaches at. He’s 18 so settle your jets but still. Definitely forbidden (aka the title! It’s all coming together now isn’t it?!). Well of course forbidden fruit is the tastiest. Ask any high school girl that decides to go after the bad boy. Bad boys are fun. Being bad is fun. Ask young Julia, she’ll tell you. Adult Julia works in insurance and is pretty boring. Young Julia, whew she was scary! 😊

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So Zayne sets his sights on Kim and HAS to have her. Of course, I mean she is pretty swell. Their relationship is adorable and super sexy. She is literally a woman after my own heart as she loves old 80s romance movies and John Hughes! I mean who doesn’t love John freaking Hughes?! My husband that’s who. He’s lucky I love him so much or I would leave him for having such bad tastes. But seriously. Sixteen Candles. When they lean over the cake to kiss. Ahhhhh ❤ 80s 90s & early 00s love movies are the best. Anything Molly Ringwald. Completely unrealistic but the absolute best. That is where Julia Swoons started swooning. Seriously!

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Zayne’s father is the Mayor and a super big douche. The bad boys always have douchey parents. It’s part of the criteria to get their bad boy card. That and tattoos, cigarettes, and Northern Lights but I digress. Bad boys are the shit. I think that this story could have been edging on creepy if Zayne wasn’t 18 and Kim wasn’t so young. Also if it was a man teacher and a female student.. That shit is always in headlines. But there isn’t the ick factor. I honestly thought their relationship was really adult and super cute. I wanted them to succeed. I was really rooting for these kids the entire time!

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There are obviously some twists and turns and things must get completely fucked up. What is a story without a little conflict?! Perfect. Just kidding, kinda 😉 I really enjoyed this story. The author writes really well and all the characters, minus Mayor fuckwad, are super likable. The sex scenes are super hot and not over the top. Some definite ‘womb-clenching’ goodness! Ha. I love that phrase. I do suggest that you all grab a copy as it is definitely worth it. Plus, it’s a Kindle Unlimited book so bonus points! Special thanks to the author for the ARC and for pushing me in the direction of contemporary! There were no fangs or shifting but I still loved it!

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Keep swooning dolls ❤

Swooning over Death of Gods. Yum.

Life of a reader can be difficult sometimes, especially for those prone to really falling in love with a book, series, characters, etc. My husband is able to just hop from book to book. I like to call him a book whore. I, on the other hand, get into long term relationships with books. I find an AMAZING book that just happens to be a series, SCORE! I read the first, read the second, and I’m like nom nom nom GIVE ME MORE! Only to find… Oh god… NO…. Book three isn’t out yet?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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This is exactly what I experienced with the Vampire Crown series by Scarlett Dawn and Katherine Rhodes. I sped through the first and I was SUUUUPER intrigued by Gwen and mildly interested in Kimber (see my review of book one, Queen of Gods, here). Immediately jumped right into the second book, King of Gods. This is where I fell in love with Kimber! Seriously. I still need to write a review of that one because I seriously love love loved it! Swoon. Buuuut I finished book two and was like, okay now let’s get into book three! I’M READY! Wait. Where is book three?! PRE-ORDER?! WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?! OH. THE. HUMANITY.

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So now I’ve finished book three, Death of Gods, and it was FUCKING amazing. So good. Like seriously. COME ON BOOK FOUR! Let’s start with the title of this book. Death of Gods?! WHO IS GOING TO DIE?! What?! WHY IS IT CALLED DEATH OF GODS WITH BEL ON THE COVER?! Do I even want to read this?! Yes, yes you do. *Spoiler, Bel doesn’t die* I feel like all the Bel lovers just audibly sighed. Rest easy. Our sexy vamp is still kicking. Swoon.

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We ended book two and Kimber has bought down the mountain. Score! Finally, time for our worlds to connect. Maybe? I’m not sure. Reading through books 1 and 2 I still didn’t understand how the worlds connected. Is Kimber in the past and Gwen the present? Is it happening at the same time? Is Kimber in the future?! I DON’T KNOW BUT I’M STILL INTRIGUED! Well the answer we were all waiting for is answer at the end of this book. I love it. AGAIN, I CAN’T WAIT FOR BOOK FOUR! So, like I said the mountain is S’Kir falls. It’s time for the druids and vampires to reunite! Sweet reunions are in their futures, right?! Wrong. Kimber immediately gets shot in the leg by a vampire. But literally none of the druids know what a gun is. They call it a hand cannon and I almost die. Hand cannon. Snort. Kimber is trying to recover from her gun shot wound surrounded by her three very sexy men. Swoon.

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After recovering from her gun shot wound her men start doing that stupid protective thing where they don’t tell the MC what is happening around her. They try to coddle and baby her. Annoying. Kimber being the badass woman she is sees right through this.

‘I am Mistress Kimber Raven of the Temple of the Lost God. I am the Breaker of the Spine. I am the Healer of S’Kir. I am not a simple woman. I am not a fool, nor stupid or ignorant. If you wish to continue to bed me, you will not hide your concerns about me or about anyone else who shares that space. If I cannot trust you three, I cannot trust anyone. Am I understood?’

Well damn. You tell ‘em girl! 😊 When she eventually forgives them, and they stop acting like asses there are some suuuuuper steamy scenes. Especially one with the 4 of them and we find out a secret sexual weapon to use against Dorian. Plus, their super steamy sexy time gives them a HUGE magical boost. Freaking druids, they obviously have all the luck 😉

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During a decoy raiding party, Kimber and her group that includes Roran is taken by the vampires straight to the vampire king. Shit. So the king, Savion, is a freaking nutcase. Like literally psychotic. He murders someone in their party to get Kimber to reveal herself as the Breaker and lets the rest go. Thank god. If Roran died I would have been sobbing. For days. Whew. Kimber has to use her wit along with the help of some unlikely friends to escape the crazy king’s clutches. She has some ‘holy shit’ moments when she finds out some interesting things about her parents as well as her heritage. Can she escape and get back to her men?! Will they all survive the war between vampires and druids?!

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Now let’s go over Gwen. Oh Gwen, how I love you and your badassery. Kimber is a badass in a more inventive/subtle way whereas Gwen is more in your face I’m a fucking vampire and I’ll rip our head off kinda badass. Gwen is queen and Niallan is king. They’ve just faced an attack from humans making the overlords, queen, and king have to evaluate their safety and the safety of their people. Plus Gwen and Bel are still trying to get the Original Druid Amulet from Niallan. Shit is about to go down. In more ways than one.

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I seriously love the relationship building in this book. Lord Belshazzar was this scary overlord in the first book that I have really grown to love. He is up there in #1 fictional boyfriends. He is so hot. So raw. So strong. Swoon. He has grown SUPER attached to Gwen. Like enough to scare her as she is the type to usually run when shit gets real. He is the alpha in their relationship and she does not know how to deal. It’s completely obvious he is in love with her and she is in love him. It’s so obvious. I’m in love with them both. I don’t want to steal how many super freaking cute an amazing moments there are from you so I will let you read them. They are sooooo swoonworthy though ❤ We also get to see Gwen and her father’s relationship grow. He is also someone I saw as a complete asshole. He’s growing on me though and he is definitely growing on Gwen. They have some super cute father-daughter moments that are far from typical father-daughter moments but still super adorbs.

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I haven’t spent much time on Gwen but it’s honestly because I don’t want to spoil anything. I want the ‘holy fucking shit ball sandwich’ moments I had for you to have to. Because seriously, there are some moments where I was just like OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING OMG WHY ARE WE SWITCHING BACK TO KIMBER WHAT ABOUT GWEN?! As well as vice-versa moments with Kimber. This book series is so amazing. I feel like the people that drop out on book one just needed to hang in there. This is an amazing world to jump into and book one did a HUGE amount of world building. Since book one did such a good job at world building we don’t spend as much time in it on book two and three. I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about this series because it is seriously becoming one of my all-time favorites. I’m serious. YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOKS.  Do it! RIGHT NOW!

Swoon with me, won’t you?!

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Julia Swoons over some AMAZING quotes

Some stories just touch you. The words that the authors have dreamed up just resonate deep within your soul. Literally words that you carry around with you for years because they are just so amazing. Maybe the make you cry, laugh, or just make you all giggly with the swoons. (It can’t just be me right?)

I wanted to put together some of the quotes that have touched my soul. Swoon with me quote-style ❤

Side note: Love some of these quotes?! Click the book title to find it on Amazon ❤

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Perfect by Adell Ryan

‘He steps to me, brings his lips to mine, and whispers. “Adoro stare con te. Ti desidero più di ogni altra cosa al mondo.” He nips my bottom lip with his teeth, releases, then places a light kiss against the sting he left behind. My eyes close, and when they open he’s against the stove again.’

‘My fuckin’ heart. It’d be a damn miracle if she didn’t feel it poundin’ when her head was on my chest.’

“I need you to stop biting your lip and looking at me like that.”

I will never leave you. My heart dictates the thought. Every word vibrates truth through my veins.

Supay by L A Boruff

“You’re beautiful. I was undecided how far I was willing to go with this search, but now I’m sure. You are my Coya, and I will follow you until the end, be it our deaths or our long lives.”

“Sleep, Coya,” he said. “You are safe. We would die to protect you, my beautiful queen.”

“I’ll be loyal to you until you die, and I’ll never leave you willingly. You’d have to convince me that you never wanted to lay eyes on me again—and then I’d still watch over you, but you wouldn’t see me.”

Elements of Ruin by C M Stunich & Tate James

“Ex-fucking-cuse me?” I spluttered in indignation. “First of all, if I want to chuck a hissy fit about you only being here for this mysterious Dusty then I damn well will. Because you are. And despite the fact that I am clearly still in love with you, and the other guys all miss the fuck out of you, you still don’t give a flying fuck! And as for this claim that you shattered my world, you must be bloody barmy. I faked my orgasms.”

‘All the while, his cock still thrust lazy strokes into my chamber of secrets and his philosopher’s stones slapped at my clit. Combined with the exquisite feeling of Dustin’s magical wand thrusting into my throat, I was just one big muggle. I mean muddle. Damn, I needed to stop watching Harry Potter porn so often.’

‘Because loving someone who was perfect was easy; loving someone flawed was worthwhile.’

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Elizabeth and the Thunder of Dragons by Ava Chase

He fiddled with the table. “I’m sorry, Liz, but you’ll never get over the death of your parents.” He looked up now, his eyes meeting mine and I could see the pain in them. “Someone told me it’s like a suitcase that you inherit when they die. You have to carry it, every day. You can never leave it behind.” He shrugged. “And some days, it’s light. You laugh, you have fun.” Then his eyes darkened, and they looked sad again. “And some days, it’s heavy. You feel the pain in your chest, and it’s stifling and dark inside. It’s your burden to carry, but it’s also your privilege. Because if you’re still grieving them, even years after they die, then that means that they meant something to you.”

The Ravager Chronicles by Sara Page

“Rest, Ameia, rest,” he insists. “I’ve got you.” His hand strokes back my hair and my scalp tingles with pleasurable little jolts. “And I’m never letting go.”

“If you were mine,” he says softly, his head lifting. His face deadly serious. “I would do anything to come back to you.”

“I’ve waited for you for an eternity.”

King of Gods by Scarlett Dawn & Katherine Rhodes

“I believe the only moment you two halfway awakened was when Lord Belshazzar kissed your forehead and then mumbled something under his breath about you not sleeping on your side of the bed. He went back to snoring—after you snuggled even closer to him.”

‘His blue eyes fell, casting his expression in a rare moment of uncertainty. On the barest breath, he breathed, “I don’t like it.”’

‘Lord Belshazzar showed me how sorry he was, even if he didn’t speak the words, as he made gentle and powerful love to my mouth.’

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Elizabeth, Guardian of Dragons by Ava Mason

“I solemnly swear.” I stopped, waiting for them to begin. “I solemnly swear,” their deep male voices reverberated throughout the room and it made me feel their strength, their power. Easton, who was sitting across from me, peeked through one eye. “That I’m up to no good.” I was really trying to hold in my laughter now.’

“No. Because I love you, Pinky. Because I love you so much that it physically hurts when I see you with the other guys. But it tears me apart to think of leaving you, to imagine giving you up. Because I want to smash Avery’s face for leaving you like that. Because I will give anything to take your pain away. Because when I saw you lying on the ground, so torn up and upset, I knew I would do anything to make you feel better.” He rubbed his nose against mine. “Including giving you my heart.”

‘I brushed my fingers over his lips, softly so he wouldn’t wake, and a breathtaking love for him clung to my heart, making it pound softly against my chest.’

Dragon’s Fate by Eva Chase

“You’re more than enough. You’re fucking spectacular, Ren. I’m sorry I ever made you feel otherwise. I don’t know if I’m ever going to be worthy of you. But I’m going to try. I promise you that.”

“I love you, Ren,” he said, low and rough. My pulse skipped. I looped my arm around his neck, tugging all of me closer to him. “I love you too.” “Lord only knows how I got that lucky.”

“I love you too. My first and my last. One and only.”

Intuition (The Premonition, #2) by Amy A Bartol

“I will come for ye…ye’re moin, mo chroí.”

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The Host by Stephanie Meyer

“It’s an unkind thing you are doing, Jebediah.” “Life is unkind, Magnolia.”

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body. 

I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.” 

“I want so many things,” he whispers. “I want your mind. Your strength. I want to be worth your time.” His fingers graze the hem of my top and he says “I want this up.” He tugs on the waist of my pants and says “I want these down.” He touches the tips of his fingers to the sides of my body and says, “I want to feel your skin on fire. I want to feel your heart racing next to mine and I want to know it’s racing because of me, because you want me. Because you never,” he says, he breathes, “never want me to stop. I want every second. Every inch of you. I want all of it.”

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What about you guys?! Any quotes that just stop your heart?! Give me some book quotes that have just resonated with you! 

Always,

Julia ❤