Review: Truth Is…by Michelle Mitchell

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On the very day she loses her job, Ansley Wright meets Davis Montclair, a man she finds irresistible. She falls easily for his handsome looks, smooth words, and silken touch.
Distracted by her feelings for Davis, Ansley ignores the warning bells going off in her head.
Davis is charming, seductive, and tantalizing; a well-dressed Adonis used to getting his way, but behind those alluring eyes is a man weighed down by the burden of a troubled past.
Although he genuinely cares for Ansley, Davis finds that old habits die-hard and himself on a familiar path. Just as Ansley and Davis settle into their blossoming relationship, sins from his past return like an old mistress out for revenge, igniting the flames of tragedy, which threaten to engulf them both.

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She rose to her feet. “I hoped that you wanted to apologize and have a clear conscious, but that’s something a mature man would do and not a little boy still living street dreams.” Ansley eyed Davis for a moment before saying, “I wish you well.”

Where to start??? Oh my goodness, men like Davis are the reason why the television show Snapped was created. Sure, someone could argue that this a work of fiction, but there are plenty of Davis’ in the real word. Mitchell has done an excellent job of portraying just how naive some women can be when they see the warning signs but choose the ignore them in her main female character, Ansley. There is a life lesson that we all know but was reminded of while reading this book: Don’t be so desperate to have someone in your life that just because someone looks good and/or says all of the right things that we overlook the fact that they are not any good for you.

He released her hand. “And what Ansley? Things happen Ansley. No one is perfect, but you’re my well-constructed, God-sent, image of perfection. You’re the one I compared others too. You’re the perfect person for me and I’m not letting another moment pass without us working this out. Now are you ready to stop running?”

Love, that is what this book boils down to. Learning to love yourself enough to know that you will need to leave some people in your past no  matter how much it might hurt or your level of embarrassment. Learning that sister-friend love is essential and that you can trust your girlfriends with your innermost thoughts and feelings and that they will help you make it to the other side. And, then there is romantic love. We must believe that there is someone out there in this world that will love and accept us flaws and all. All three of these types of love are found in Truth Is…and that is what makes it a very entertaining book to read.

Michelle Mitchell is a fairly new author and it is my prediction that she will have a bright future in the literary world!

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Review: Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey

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A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in this sexy, thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. 

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon’s life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon’s last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup—including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories—to launch his biggest act of revenge yet…one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

Yet Midnight and his second-in-command, the beautiful and ruthless Señorita Raven, are launching their own revenge, assembling a team of mercenaries the likes of which the world has never seen… and Gideon isn’t their only target. Gideon will need all of his skills if he is to save not only his team, but his family as well.

Dickey’s new novel stirs up a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe…and leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.

 

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Have you ever been so excited to read, watch or eat something and the anticipation was killing you? That’s how I felt waiting for this book to happen. Just like everyone else, I couldn’t wait for another adventure with Gideon. Then the day happens, you get what you’ve been waiting for, and then it falls short of your expectations. You stop for a minute and think “something is wrong with me, why didn’t I love it,” and you’re beside yourself.

Finding Gideon wasn’t a “bad” book by any sense of the word. It’s Eric Jerome Dickey for goodness sake. And, he’s still one of my most favorite authors but there was just a lot going on and it didn’t hold my attention like I thought it would. Finding Gideon had a colorful cast of characters, tons of action, and I’m sure EJD’s most loyal readers will love it!

 

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Review: Nights of Fantasy by Sherelle Green

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Every wish will be fulfilled 

Five seductive dates with gorgeous real estate mogul Jaleen Walker—Danni Allison can’t believe she said yes. At least spending time with the sexy playboy might stop her from dwelling on the momentous secret she carries. Revealing her background could cost Danni the beautiful life she’s built, along with a partnership in the Dupree sisters’ lingerie company. Yet with each passionate encounter, Jaleen proves his knack for anticipating her deepest longings. How long before he also discovers the truth she’s been desperately hiding?

From the moment he meets Danni, Jaleen knows that he wants her as more than just a friend. Although their physical connection is electric, emotionally she’s holding something back. And so is he… Will their five incredible nights together be long enough for them to stop keeping secrets…and start losing their hearts to each other forever?

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“Being on the receiving end of a man like Jaleen wasn’t just a chapter to add to your memories. It was the entire damn book.”

Well, sign me up right now!! I honestly don’t know where to begin with this review. I absolutely adored every single word written in this book. Some books go beyond words and become experiences and Nights of Fantasy was indeed an experience.

“He opened his eyes and instead of the guarded – yet playful – playboy she usually saw, she recognized the man behind the sarcastic comments and charming demeanor. She saw the troubled man who had more questions right now than he had answers for.”


It was such a relief to read about a man that needed emotional support just as much as a woman. Green had a fresh concept based on five dates and with each date we could see each character’s development, let down walls, and grow closer to each other. Outside of the romance aspect, this book touched on the importance of sisterhood and what it truly means to uplift and support one another.

I did something with Nights of Fantasy I’ve never done while in the middle of reading a book, I made a video of my thoughts. Two words: TANTRIC YOGA!!! After reading and completely loving her prior books, it is safe to say that Sherelle Green has become of my favorite romance writers!!!

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