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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Review: Giving My All To You by Sheryl Lister

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A hero’s touch 

Faith Alexander’s guardian angel has a body built for sin. Ever since she woke up in the hospital after a car crash, her rescuer, Brandon Gray, has been by her side—chivalrous, caring and oh-so-fine. Faith came to Los Angeles to find her long-lost father, only to learn that he’s a partner in Brandon’s family business. How can she reveal that her inheritance stands in the way of Brandon’s career dreams?

All Brandon’s focus is on his long-coveted role as CEO—until he stops to help a mysterious beauty. With chemistry this irresistible, he’s ready to share a future with Faith, but he feels beyond betrayed to discover what she’s been hiding. If desire and trust can overcome pride, he’ll realize he’s found the perfect partner in the boardroom and the bedroom…

 

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“When he started dating, his friend had drilled into his and his brother’s heads how they should treat a woman – always open doors, stand when she enters the room and never expect her to pay when you take her out. Brandon had taken those instructions to heart and didn’t see that changing anytime soon.”

BRANDON!!!! He was a supporting character in previous books in the Grays of Los Angeles series, but this was his time to shine and he definitely does!! He isn’t “broken” or hurt from a previous relationship. He is a strong, alpha male that simply believes in being single and is the love ’em and leave ’em type until he meets Faith.

There’s another storyline in this book outside of the romance and it completely tugs at your heartstrings so be prepared for that. Back to the romance, Lister writes a tale that is full of heat, passion, and love. The story is so well-written that you get completely lost in it and you’re at the final page before you’re ready for it to end. Giving My All to You is the perfect reminder that when you least expect it someone will come along and change your opinion about love!

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Buy a copy of Giving My All To You here!

REVIEW: Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino

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From USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino (Before We Were Strangers), a warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she’s the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel.

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

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“Why wait if you know it’s right?”

Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino has one of the most original storylines and concepts that I have ever read. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was completely blown away. It’s a book of forgiveness, self-discovery, friendship, redemption, and love.

“We can’t go backward. There are too many regrets. Please just move forward with me?

A lot of us may not have had the childhoods that were described in the book, but there is something about both of their upbringings that we can relate to. Letting go of a lifetime’s worth of baggage is hard, but when you have someone that is willing to stand by your side as you process and work your way through then you have found someone special. Love from another person can be seen and felt in a number of ways but in my opinion there is no greater act of love than when a person helps (or sometimes forces) you to find and see your best self as they see you and this is where the true beauty of Swear On This Life lies.

I’ve said it numerous times and I will say it again: Renee Carlino is a go-to writer for me. She never disappoints and always delivers on exceptional storytelling with emotional depth and character development. I savored every single page and it is my hope that other readers will do the same!!

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