Saturday, January 11, 2020

Review: The Scarlet Night

The Scarlet Night The Scarlet Night by Nicole French
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, I hate to admit - this is my first Nicole French book. Although I've loved her covers and blurbs, I never took the chance to once click them. Oh, that was an oversight.

I learned about this new series through a LIVE video she did on Facebook in The Korner. I am going, to be honest - the premise is not one of my 'go-tos'. But listening to Nicole speak - about both the hero and heroine had me completely intrigued.

Zola is suave. He is cocky and he is definitely a one-night stand man. Nina isn't looking for a hookup more of an escape. After a few hours in the bar, they decide to crash into the headlong triste that you knew was inevitable from the sizzle. The next morning leaves Zola and the reader wanting more.

This is one of those naughty escape novellas where you get this glimpse into the characters. Satisfied but extremely curious about what is going to happen in this duet. If you are leery about the trope, give the novella a chance to see if you too are curious on what mystery awaits these star crossed lovers.

Recommendation - click it for free. You may find you also love her storytelling and want to check out her other titles.

4.5 out o f 5

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Review: This Life I

This Life I This Life I by Cara Dee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This isn't your normal Cara Dee story. MM full of heart and hope. Grabs you right in the feels.
Nope it's a MF crime story, with fake relationship, two people who are going to f*ck each other over at first chances, annnnnddd they are both virgins.

Yeah, Yeah, count me in on this one.

Explaining what I loved about this story is like explaining to people why you are watching reality TV in earnest. It's a big train wreck. Over the top characters. You laugh at completely inappropriate times. And yet you want more. Seriously this is Finn and Emilia's story. Finn is not the perfect mobster with a heart of gold type. Oh no. He is a murderer and a thief. He couldn't care less about doing the right thing. It's doing the thing that will earn him money, loyalty and power. I think that's why I fell in love with this character so far. Because he was so unapologetically an asshole. Then there is Emilia. She wants out. Out of her life, get a leg up. She knows 'trying hard' and you'll get the brass ring isn't going to work out for this girl. So damn straight she takes up Finn's offer.

But when they are together - as much as they loathe the other - there is undeniable chemistry between them. You literally root for these two knuckheads to fall in love because they deserve it. This story has all the humor, sexy times and flying bullets you could imagine from a crime/mafia romance story.

Cara has promised a series. And like any Cara book it's worth the wait. I ended the book immediately wanting II. I know when it comes, I'll be devouring these two all over again.

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