Review: The Reporter and the Girl MINUS the Superman


Sabrien Collins is independent, self-possessed, and happy living in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Falling in love is the last thing she’s looking for. It’s easy for Sabrien to get what she wants on the dating site, but when she meets the mysterious young reporter Jon Sudbury, otherwise known as Mr. Switch, things take a dramatic turn — offline and off the grid. “Being with Jon is like getting into a vehicle without any doors. You think it’s more fun that way because you’ll feel the wind in your hair better otherwise. And, for the most part, that makes sense in our reality.” Jon Sudbury is a typical WASP– a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant-reared suburban boy who probably never tasted rice and beans on the same plate. Simple to understand, easy to subdue. Or so Sabrien thinks. In this modern tale of lust, control, and desire, pain becomes the ultimate narcotic. Pleasure becomes the only bargaining chip. Sabrien can handle passion, even betrayal, but love is another world altogether. And this is NOT a love story. For mature audiences only.

Before I began my review I want to shout out S.C. Rhyne who’s patience knows no bounds! I was asked to review this book in December and I’m just now getting a chance to provide a review. Thank You for your patience!

Ok, so let’s get to The Reporter and the Girl MINUS the Superman! I really liked this fresh story about the online dating world and what happens when we don’t say the things in our heart to those we love. The story is mostly told through Sabrien’s POV. She’s funny, she doesn’t have emotional baggage so her story is refreshing because it’s not filled with pain from the past. She tells her story as if someone is interviewing her, and she’s very metaphoric. Take her line from the synopsis, “Being with Jon is like getting into a vehicle without any doors. You think it’s more fun that way because you’ll feel the wind in your hair better otherwise. And, for the most part, that makes sense in our reality”. I liked
how each chapter signified a different level in her and Jon’s relationship. My fav being I Have STD, and before you cringe, it doesn’t mean what you think!

I will say that even though these two have fun which includes some Rated R and Rated NC-17 scenes, and Jon opens Sabrien’s eyes to new and different experiences, I never thought they were compatible for each other. Jon is described via Sabrien as “Jon Sudbury is a typical WASP– a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant-reared suburban boy”, but at times his behavior suggested otherwise. Their first encounter left me thinking she wasn’t going to talk to him again, I know I wouldn’t since he was a total douche bag, but she does which really surprised me! You do get to hear Jon’s POV in a few chapters which is good because the best stories are told when both characters get to tell their side of the story. Sabrien’s inability to just say what’s in her heart and Jon’s unpredictable behavior seems like a recipe for a disaster, but that’s the funny thing about this book. It exposes that there is no such thing as a perfect love and the old saying is true, opposites do attract. There was a realness to Jon and Sabrien’s story. We all want HEA, but not everyone can handle the bumps in the road it takes to get there. Heed the warning from the synopsis, this is not your usual passionate, tear jerking, lovie dovie romance, and while I wasn’t hooked on the story, I still really enjoyed it!

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2




S.C. Rhyne is a world traveler, blogger, and novelist based in New York City. When she isn’t writing or exploring, she enjoys swimming, reading historical fiction, and discovering new music. Her first novel, The Reporter and The Girl blurs the lines of reality and imagination, and conjures the emotions that bind us together.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Falling Back Together by Kristen Hope Mazzola

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Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)

by Kristen Hope Mazzola

ETA: May 20, 2014

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“I don’t know if it’s fate, coincidence, or my curse, but I’m still breathing, and my breaths are for you.”

Mags McManus is far from a normal woman in her mid twenties. Being a war widow, a business professional, and a brokenhearted train wreck only skims the surface of the layers of who Margret McManus truly is. Waking up in a hospital bed, alone and confused, Mags once again has to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. With her best friends by her side, Mags slowly starts to learn the answers she so desperately longs for. But is everything going to continue to spiral out of control? Or is there a light at the end of this dark, twisting tunnel where all the broken pieces can finally fall back together?

A portion of all royalties from Kristen’s Crashing Series are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

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Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)

Publication: November 4th 2013

Crashing Back Down is Kristen Hope Mazzola’s debut into the literary world. It is a New Adult Novel, with hints of contemporary romance and thriller.


Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy’s best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.

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Release Day Blitz: One to Protect by Tia Louise

One to Protect (One to Hold #3)

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“Derek is hot! Patrick is equally
hot! Put these two hot men together and what do you get?!? Panty Dropping holy
mother of god hotness! The gang is back and I couldn’t be happier!” —Karrie,
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“Each scene flowed into the next
effortlessly… drama, suspense and then a scene that will have your pulse racing
and your eyes dilating.”—Daphnie, Bound by Books blog


“5 of 5 breathtaking stars.” –Lisa,
Goodreads reviewer


“The sex scenes are hot, and the
story is great! The love Derek has for Melissa just pulls you in and you know
he would do anything in his power to make sure she is safe, which makes him a
new addition to my book boyfriend list!” —Chrissy, Reading Past My Bedtime blog


“I love this series. I think I
enjoyed this book the most because of the suspense element.” —Helen, Kinky Book






One scar.
One betrayal.
No escape.

When Sloan Reynolds beats criminal charges,
Melissa Jones stops believing her wealthy, connected ex-husband will ever pay
for what he did to her. 

Derek Alexander can’t accept that—a tiny silver
scar won’t let him forget, and as a leader in the security business, he is
determined to get the man who hurt his fiancée.

Then the body of a former call girl turns up
dead. She’s the breakthrough Derek’s been waiting for, the link to Sloan’s
sordid past he needs. But as usual, legal paths to justice have been covered up
or erased.

Derek’s ready to do whatever it takes to protect
his family when his partner Patrick Knight devises a plan that changes

It’s a plan that involves coloring outside the
lines and taking a walk on the dark side. It goes against everything on which
Alexander-Knight, LLC, is based.

And it’s a plan Derek’s more than ready to

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“What have you done?”
His voice is full of warmth as he watches me from the sofa.

“Since you’ve been
working too hard—”


“Since you’ve been
working too hard,” I repeat, “I decided to recreate our relaxing spa vacation
in the desert.”

Placing the tray on
the coffee table, I hand him his flute and lift mine. “To family restrooms.”

He laughs and clinks
back. “To the gorgeous woman who drives me to crazy extremes.”

We sip and I crawl
forward on the couch to kiss him and tell him again. “I love you.”

He leans forward,
placing his flute, the tray, my flute, all of it on the coffee table. Then his
hands move through the open robe to pull me onto his lap in a straddle, facing
him. Just that fast, his mouth is on my neck, nibbling and kissing. My eyes are
closed, and I’m powerless.

“I love you more,” he
says beside my ear with a deep inhale. “You smell so good.”

Threading my fingers
in his hair, I kiss his temple. “I wore the red lace…”

A rumble of approval,
and his lips touch that spot behind my ear, a light scruff against my skin,
sending shivers flying down my legs.

“My favorite.” His
voice is thick as I pull his cheeks, reuniting our mouths.

For a moment, we make
out like teenagers, hot and breathless, tongues entwining. He holds me against
his bare chest, my elbows are bent, and my palms are on his cheeks. His mouth
is like some rich, decadent chocolate I can never get enough of tasting. As we
kiss, I feel him relax, and my hands slide behind his neck, my lips travel up
to his brow. He hugs me against his torso and doesn’t move. Neither do I.

This big, strong man
saved me twice. If comfort is what he needs, I’m here to give it to him. I’m
here to give him anything. After a few more breaths, his arms relax. I lean
back and study his face a moment. The robe has dropped around my shoulders, so
I’m basically sitting nude on his lap, but I don’t care.

“Hungry?” I reach for
the sandwich plate and hold it between us, right at our chins. “You probably
won’t think it’s as good as Central Grocery, but I think it’s delicious.”

His blue eyes take me
in before he bites. “Mmm…” is all I get.

Giggling, I lean
forward and take a bite myself. The tangy, savory flavor of olives and smoky
provolone fills my mouth.

“Delicious!” My voice
is muffled.

His smile glows as he
watches me, his voice full of love. “How’s the baby?”

Lowering the sandwich
to the plate, I turn and put it on the side table again. “I can’t feel a thing,
but the doctor said he’s doing great.”

My last checkup was a
week ago, and we both agreed unless something unusual occurred, Derek could
miss the routine exams. So far everything has been by the book.

“So he’s a boy now?”
I love his grin at the prospect of a little son.

Shrugging, I
acquiesce. “Maybe… it’s too soon to know.”

His attention moves
from my face to my abdomen. Large hands span my bare stomach before he leans
forward and kisses me right below my sternum, right at the top of my belly.

“I love you,” he
whispers to the little bean growing there.

I’m certain my heart
melts in that instant, and I catch his face again to cover it with kisses. He’s
right with me, lifting me in his arms and carrying me to the master suite. A
California king-sized bed fills the space, and he spreads me out on the soft
mattress, lying on his side next to me.

I trail my fingers
lightly over his brow, to his temple, following a line to his strong jaw. He
looks at me like I’m the most fragile thing in his bed—another detail he knows
isn’t true.

We don’t disturb the
moment, though. The truth might be that both of us are strong as iron, tough as
flint, but holding each other, we know how precious it is that we’re here,

The randomness of
chance keeps us both in awe, and for that, we treasure these moments. After
working so hard, our reunions are the sweetest bliss. He holds me, and I feel
very needed and extremely sexy. This man is like water in the desert to me, and
it isn’t hard to see the feeling is mutual.

“I’m sorry I
interrupted dinner.” Leaning forward, he nibbles the skin at my neck, and a
surge rises between my legs. “Can you wait?”

My voice is thick as
I answer. “I guess so…”




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one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and
sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…It’s possible
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Release Day Blitz: Essentialism by LK Collins

Essentialism is LIVE! I’m excited to be apart of this Release Day Blitz, I’ll be reviewing Essentialism in the next couple of weeks!

Some secrets can destroy…
       Bridgette Schaefer has been through more
in her twenty-two years of life than most people survive in a lifetime.
Finally, she can see the light at the end of the tunnel and control is within her grasp. With a fresh start ahead, there’s nothing but blank
pages to be filled. Unfortunately, a
lie by omission quickly weaves
itself into a dangerous web of half-truths.
s she battles between right and wrong, she discovers that sometimes there is only defeat when it comes
to matters of desire. 
While others can set you free…
Sorano has one rule – no lies. Yet he’s spent years hiding behind a well-placed
mask, forced to hide who he yearns to be.
On the outside he’s confident, fun, and sexy-as-sin, but there’s so
much more hidden within. When fate intervenes, he can’t help but wonder if
Bridgette could be the one to accept him for who he is. As he struggles through
his fear of rejection, he discovers he’s not the only one hiding the truth.
Can Bridgette and Troy find what is essential for their
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loves music and has openly admitted that she’s addicted to it. Without the
strength of the words from some of her favorite artists, what she does…would
not be possible. She works the normal 9
to 5 like the rest of the world, but is fortunate that she’s allowed to listen
to music
for eight hours a day. When she gets home, she
turns into Superwoman; juggling the crazy world of being an indie author, a mom,
and a wife. Both her daughter and her husband share names with famous
presidents. Her husband is referred to by her readers as “the Prez”, a name
well deserved.

LK has had a passion for the worlds created by authors for as
long as she can remember and with the support of the Prez, she has successfully
self-published three titles in the Life. Destiny. Fate Series. While her books
are erotica, they are also known for dramatic storylines that will keep the reader
enthralled from page one. Not to mention that while she may write a series, each
is a stand-alone novel offering the reader a happily ever after. No
cliffhangers for this author!

Cover Reveal: Ripped by Katy Evans

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Every woman wants me–except the one I sing for.

Seattle shakes with anticipation: they call it the concert of the year. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about Crack Bikini being in town.

But when you love a girl, you don’t leave her with nothing but a ring and a promise.

Any man with half a brain should know..

So what did I expect my girl would do when she saw me again?

Well, for starters, she loathes our music. Particularly the song I wrote about her.

When I sing it, the stadium is in an uproar. Thousands of fans scream my name like

I’m a god–but yeah, not her. Crystal clear: the girl’s not happy to see me.

Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that’s her — Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she’s out for my blood.

That’s alright.

Let her come at me. Because I’m out for her heart and, this time, there’s no way she can stop me.

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Pink Shades of Words Anthology

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On Sale until May 31, 2014

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17 of Today’s Best Selling Authors in Young Adult, New Adult & Romance came together to support Breast Cancer Research.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated towards Fifty Shades of Pink

Avon Breast Cancer Team- Santa Barbara, CA.

FIFTY SHADES OF PINK team is made up of a group of girlfriends who raise funds annually to participate in the Avon 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk in Santa Barbara, CA.

For one weekend in September, we wake up before the crack of dawn and dress in as much Pink as humanly possible and prepare to walk for 39.9 miles.

We suffer and laugh through:
Blisters that are almost covering your entire foot and body parts you never realize you could get a blister on (ButtCrackGate 2013)
Passing out in the triage medical unit
Sleeping in a tent on the grass
Taking the best mobile showers EVER
Limping like old ladies
Cursing at the curbs to get onto the sidewalk (Walk 39 miles and you will be cursing at them too).

We do this all in the hopes that no other Mother, Sister, Aunt or Friend will have to deal with Breast Cancer.


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What PINK SHADES OF WORDS means to its authors…

Tess Oliver

My contribution to Pink Shades of Words, “A Bend in the Road”, is dedicated to my mom, Jutta Eva Walker, a true romantic who was never without a book on her lap or a smile on her face. She survived and escaped the horrors of Hitler’s Germany, but she couldn’t beat breast cancer. Let’s find a cure.

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Hilary Storm

This fundraiser is close to my heart. It meant a lot to me that I was asked and I didn’t hesitate at all to say yes. It’s great to be included in an anthology with a line up like it has!

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J.L. Berg

Cancer was a strong theme in my first novel, When You’re Ready and in September if last year, I set aside 20% of my net sales to donated to a cancer charity my readers chose. They almost unanimously picked the Breast Cancer Research Fund and with their help, I was able to make a difference. I wanted to continue that with Pink Shades of a Words. I’ve also been personally affected by the disease in many ways.

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C.D. Reiss

Anything a writer can do to help such a great cause, well…it’s kind of a no brainer!

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Shayne McClendon

It’s a cause I believe in helping with.

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Jade C. Jamison

I love doing anything I can for a good cause. This is not the first time I’ve been able, as an author, to help out a worthy cause, and it won’t be the last. Glorya asked and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

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Maggi Myers

I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer in 2010, so being a part of this anthology meant honoring her battle and her legacy. We miss her every day.

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Julie Richman

I am the mother of a cancer survivor. I am the friend of numerous Breast Cancer survivors. With funding, medical institutions worldwide are making great strides. It’s my pleasure to do whatever I can to ensure funds are raised for those who can make a difference.

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Gretchen de la O

I participated in Pink Shades of Words because I have friends and family who have been affected by this insidious disease. If sharing my words and stories helped raise some money and pushed mankind closer to a cure, then I’d do it over again and again. It is time to eradicate this crappy disease from the face of this earth!

I don’t know if I ever told Glorya Hidalgo, thank you. If it wasn’t for her selflessness, love, and huge heart, I may never would have had a chance to be a part of something greater than my life experiences. She made this possible and to that, I am eternally grateful to be involved with Pink Shades of Words.

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Dani Hart

Honestly, I will contribute endlessly to any meaningful charity. I feel strongly that if you are in a position to help others you should.

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As an author, I feel it is essential for me to give back to my community. As a woman, breast cancer is a real threat, so anything that I can do to help fund research is so critical.

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As an author, I feel it is essential for me to give back to my community. As a woman, breast cancer is a real threat, so anything that I can do to help fund research is so critical.

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Jessica Sorensen

I chose to participate in Pink Shades of Words because it’s such a good cause that I really wanted to help with.

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JL Brooks

I contributed to honor my best friend Shana who was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at 6 months pregnant. She has always been a champion in everything I do and the strongest woman I have ever met.

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Cover Reveal: The Devil’s Contract by Claire Contreras

We’re very excited to share the cover of The Devil’s Contract by Author Claire Contreras! 
Author: Claire Contreras
Age group: Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber


He gave them a choice.

She took it.

He made her promise two years.

She should have known there was a catch.


As Amara stepped out of the car, a shiver ran through her. She felt eyes on her, and looked around quickly as she held on to Colin’s hand a little harder.

“You okay?” he asked, looking down. He placed one hand on the small of her back as he held her other one.

“Yeah…” she said slowly, still scanning the street.

The neighborhood his apartment building was in was definitely safe, but in that moment she felt anything but.

“You’re overworking yourself. I don’t understand why you won’t let me—“ Colin went on about that, as he usually did, but Amara was too distracted to argue with him.

Her eyes wandered to the building beside them, where she saw a group of people in dress clothes getting into a limousine, and that’s when she saw him. Philip. Amara’s heart lurched to her throat so quickly, she thought she was going to faint. She saw him around all the time, and he was always watching, always waiting. Amara always wondered when the day would come, but Philip never gave anything away. He just watched.

Philip was dressed in a tuxedo, standing beside a woman in a red dress. They were looking at Amara, scrutinizing her as they exchanged words. Philip had a glass cup in his hand, which he raised as if to salute her.

Amara felt her knees giving out beneath her.

“Sweetheart, you’re scaring me,” Colin said. He stopped walking and faced her, holding both of her arms. Amara was still looking in Philip’s direction, and Colin’s eyes followed. He gave Philip a small wave, he’d met him a couple of times in parties and saw him around the neighborhood often.

“Is everything all right?” Colin asked, his voice full of concern.
Amara nodded, looking into Philip’s icy blue eyes. “Yeah, everything’s fine,” she whispered. “Just fine.”

About the Author:
Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, Fl, where she currently resides with her husband, two boys, and two American Bulldogs. 

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.


Review: Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G



My cock has an appetite.

A huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar…(Although, that’s a story for another day.)

As a high profile lawyer, I don’t have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online.

My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats.

This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.

At least it was , until “Alyssa”…

She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.

But then she came into my firm for an interview–a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed…

Let me start of saying Whitney is indeed a G! Reasonable Doubt is so gangsta! I’m seeing a new formula where authors are dropping novellas to build up a series and I LOVE IT!!!! I’ve been seeing so much buzz about this book from my Facebook and IG Book Buddies, I had to jump on the bandwagon. Let me tell you, if you haven’t read this, DOWNLOAD NOW! It will be the best $.99 you’ve spent!

Andrew is HOT! His intensity and dirty mouth made my lady parts (yes, I said lady parts) tingle! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by his bluntness, he’s a lawyer, so he has no issues with saying the first thing that comes to mind. I love how he doesn’t make any exceptions to his rule. When he says “One dinner. One Night. No repeats” he means it! Don’t even talk to him after sex! He may come across a little cocky and sex crazed, guess what?!
HE IS!!!! However, there’s another layer to him that’s broken. I love how we’re teased with a little bit of his past to know there’s a story there. The author does a great job giving you the right amount of smut to get your rocks off, and just enough mystery to get you intrigued on where the story is going. I’m stalking Whitney’s Facebook page everyday for news of book 2! I. CAN’T. WAIT! The ending left me like


It’s a little unconventional considering it’s a novella, like seriously you can finish this book in a few hours, I’m giving Reasonable Doubt:

Andrew has earned a spot on my Top 10 Book Boyfriend list!


About the Author:
A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.

She is the “imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.

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Review & Giveaway: Breaking Alexandria by K.A. Robinson




drug-dealing boyfriend, Joel, isn’t exactly the white knight she’s always
dreamed of, but she can’t deny the crazy connection they have. She would do
anything for him, including helping him sell drugs in order to fit perfectly
into his world.

After catching Alexandria dealing for Joel, instead of turning her into the
cops, Alexandria’s mother forces her to move to her grandparents’ farm in West
Virginia. Spending the summer in the country, away from Joel, is the last thing
Alexandria wants to do. But lucky for her, the sexy farmhand, Landon, who helps
out around her grandparents’ place, is a very nice distraction. She tries her
best to ignore her attraction to him, especially since she still loves Joel.

When Joel does the unforgivable, Alexandria turns to her new friend, Landon,
for comfort, and it ignites an undeniable spark of attraction between them.
Soon, she finds herself caught between two very different men, and the
struggles within her heart just might end up breaking Alexandria.


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What a great book! Based off the synopsis, I thought I would be reading about a love triangle gone bad. I thought there would be crazy drama, where the main female character would go back and forth between her two lovers, not knowing what she wanted. I had my pimp hand ready to slap my Kindle!


What I got instead was a story about a girl who loves two men very differently! This is a first for me, but I actually gained two book boyfriends! Joel is rough around the edges. He’s a drug dealer and doesn’t hide who he is. He loves Lexi fiercely, and wants what’s best for her. She’s younger than him, but I never got the impression that he forced her to do anything she didn’t want to do. With Joel, Lexi lives a carefree life, no rules! And Joel supports that! I really liked him, even though I knew his drug dealing was wrong, he was loving and caring with Lexi. When she makes comments about not caring about anything but him, and protecting him, he gives her a hard time. He doesn’t want her mixed up in his lifestyle. With Landon, Lexi learns how to take things easy. She learns that life is about more than partying. She lives the simple life with Landon, where she doesn’t get into fights, and she’s not so isolated. I liked Landon as well, he’s strong, loving and shows Lexi the meaning of true hard work. I felt like with Landon, Lexi was able to be more of her true self. She had changed so much of herself to be with Joel, and she realizes she doesn’t have to change to be with Landon. By loving both men, Lexi learns the meaning of love and how to let go of the past. She learns that letting go is the only way she can move forward!

A realistic, heartwarming story about love, forgiveness, and finding happiness, Breaking Alexandria is a phenomenal book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2



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K.A. Robinson is the New
York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties
Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler
son. When she isn’t writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.


“You’re mine, and I intend to keep it that way for
as long as you want me. I keep waiting for the day when you’ll wake up and
realize that you’re so much better than me.”

I shoved him down on the bed and climbed on top of him.
“Shut up. I’m not better than you. You’re fucking perfect, Joel. Perfect.”

-Joel & Lexi


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Interview with Phoenix Rayne


I had a chance to interview FABtabulous author Phoenix Rayne about Wounded Love! Book 2 in the From Love to Loathe series, Wounded Love continues the story of Cricket and Jyme as they try to navigate through some pretty murky waters! It appears that Cricket and Jyme have it all together now. They have a house, serenity, and safety.
A normal life. But something always seems to take Cricket back to her past, sometimes, her future requires it.


NWA GG: Hello Phoenix, thanks for agreeing to chat with me, I have so many questions, so let’s get to it shall we?
PR: Glad to be here! I’m excited to talk about Wounded Loveand what’s going on with Cricket and Jyme!

NWA GG: We’re introduced to a few new characters in Wounded Love! Chyna, Nan, Cinnamon (although she’s in Heels of Love, she’s more present throughout Wounded Love), tell us about them.

PR: Chyna is Cricket’s older sister. Cricket thought Chyna was dead but obviously she’s not. Chyna was Cricket’s rock for so long, and now it’s time for Cricket to return the favor.

Nan is Cricket’s motherly figure. Nan took Cricket and Chyna in when they were young but the girls seemed to still find their way down the destruction path. It’s obvious Nan adores Cricket and Chyna, and she will do anything for the both of them.

Cinnamon comes into her own in Wounded Love. She comes out of her shell so to speak. She’s fed up of being on the side lines and she wants some respect.

NWA GG: When writing a series, how do you know when to stop one book, and pick up the story for the next book?

PR: I just stop till I can’t write anymore. Now with Wounded Love I knew how the book was going to end before I wrote it. Book Three, Winter in Love was never going to happen. My friend Ro, made me write Book Three. She told me the story wasn’t finished. She told me to get out of my feelings about Wounded Love and finish the damn story! So I did and Winter in Love will be out this Fall.

NWA GG: Please thank Ro for me!!!

NWA GG: Which book was emotionally harder to write, Heels of Love or Wounded Love?

PR: Wounded Love but out of the series, it was Winter in Love, hands down! You guys will see why this fall.

NWA GG: I was emotional after Heels of Love, but Wounded Love gutted me. I can only imagine how I will be for Winter in Love.

NWA GG: You’re a contemporary romance writer, however, I saw some dark elements in Wounded Love (i.e., the shower scene), would you write something under the “dark” erotica genre?

PR: I know a lot of people are probably wondering why oh why was the scary shower scene in there? I promise I have a reason for this madness and you will see in Book Three. I could see myself writing a dark drama but then again I love butterflies and unicorns. I can’t stick with just one genre. I know I’m categorized as Contemporary Romance, but I think writing has no title because it falls between the lines of so many genres.

NWA GG: As a reader, of course I love HEA endings. The ending of Wounded Love was both happy and sad. Why was it important to you to end the story the way you did?

PR: Once you finish Book Two, the title of Book Three, Winter in Love tells it all. Cricket and Jyme aren’t the only one’s who has a voice in their love story.

NWA GG: Did you have to rewrite any characters or certain scenes because they were either too intense or not developed enough?

PR: YES…. I had to rewrite the shower scene like 5 times. It was too rough and intense at first believe it or not.

NWA GG: That scene was tough to read, I can’t imagine what the original scene was like!

NWA GG: Cricket and Jyme really push each other to their limits. Do you think a relationship could survive what they’ve been through?

PR: Yes I really do, if you can survive all of that, then hell, you are meant to be together forever!

NWA GG: What’s something readers should keep in mind while they’re reading Wounded Love?

PR: Sometimes love is too much!

NWA GG:What’s your fav scene from Wounded Love?

PR: The Epilogue.

NWA GG: Mine too! I always LOVE hearing from Jyme! Speaking of him, that leads into my next question…

NWA GG: I have to ask… can you give us a sneak peek into “Winter in Love?” Or Jyme’s POV book?

PR: Jyme’s POV starts with his relationship with his ex Elle and then it ends where Wounded Love ended. The books will clearly be Jyme’s thoughts of the situations.

Winter in Love is the story of Winter Babe Samson. Winter is a troubled teen who loathes her mother and doesn’t understand her father. Winter’s life is like a rollercoaster, it can be bumpy, but it’s worth the ride!

NWA GG: What book are you reading right now?

PR: I just finished Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvian Reynard. I have like 20 books I need to read.

NWA GG: Oh the Professor! Yummy!

NWA GG: Do you have any author events you’ll be attending?

PR: As a matter of fact I do. I will be attending two different events here in Nashville this summer. And I will be attending The Indie Mash up in Springdale, AR this summer. Although I am a published Author with a Publishing Powerhouse, Arkansas is my home state, and I gotta show some love. My events will be posted on my website

NWA GG: Awesome! I will be at Indie Mashup as well, I’m so excited! Thanks again for chatting with me! I will see you in July!

PR: No problem!

About Phoenix Rayne:
Phoenix Rayne was born in Federal Way Washington in a small community. Currently she resides in Nashville Tennessee where she is a student as well as a full time author… Phoenix is a published author that has several novels under her belt that she has penned with G-Street Chronicles. When not writing you can find her in a shoe store shopping or catching a good movie.

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