BOOK REVIEW| COLD-BREW MURDER

Cold-Brewed Murder

Coffee Cup Mysteries #2

by Neila Young (Goodreads Author) 

4.42  ·   Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  23 reviews

Blake Harper only wants to run her business and focus on her love life, especially the kind that comes with murder. But while she’s setting up for the Mystery Cup Café’s big Halloween bash, she sees a clown stab a masked man in the chest.

Blake calls her sister, the town’s lead detective, but when the police arrive, there is no killer… and no body. While everyone blows the whole thing off as a prank, Blake knows the truth. When the clown later makes an appearance at the party, she realizes the killer may be out to eliminate any witnesses. 

Blake must figure out not only who the killer is, but also who the first victim was. Will she be able to solve the murder when she’s faced with a town full of people who don’t even believe a crime happened? And can she unmask the killer before he stops her once and for all? 

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It’s Halloween and it is Blake Harper’s favorite time of year. She loves the dressing up and the trick or treating. This Halloween though takes a turn for the worst when Blake witnesses a murder. Only problem…there is no body and no proof the murder ever takes place.

To top off her crazy Halloween, the love triangle she is in feels more like the friend zone. Neither Adam or Sean have made a move to show her that they want more than friendship. But Blake is determined to make a decision in more than just her love life, she has to prove that someone was murdered and she is not crazy.

I love the small town of Wilton, Missouri that Neila Young has created. She has created a sweet small town with old world charm and amazing characters. Nelia Young could hold her own with the rest of the mystery writers out there with her amazing ability to create a mystery that not only entertains but keeps you guessing throughout.

Even though this book is book 2 in the Coffee Cup mysteries, it could be read as a standalone. But I highly suggest reading book one to see how the love triangle begins. Cold-Brew Murder is the perfect cup of mystery to tickle your senses. It is mysterious, fun and cute, with a double shot of danger. It has wonderful characters with a surprising twist at the end that will prove you wrong. So pick up a copy and get ready for a highly caffeinated sweet read!

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About Neila Young

Neila Young
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Neila Young is a Midwestern girl and a lover of coffee, live music, and horror movies, not necessarily in that order.

Writing (and reading) mysteries are Neila’s passion, and she approaches each day by thinking, “everything is a story.” She has been writing all her life and can’t remember a time when she wanted to do anything else. She loves to take notes and spin tales about the quirky characters she meets, and she has found that she can create some great stories by asking “what if” and “suppose that…”

Neila studied journalism at the University of Kansas then spent many years suffering the trials of corporate America, writing about everything from financial risk management to software user manuals to website copy about radiators (sadly, that’s not a joke). She finally decided to take the plunge and write the cozy mysteries she loves so much, complete with recipes!

When Neila is not writing, she’s probably hanging out at a coffee shop or fighting evil with the help of her very supportive husband, two awesome children, who constantly ask to have characters named after them, and the most lovable dog in the world, Dizzy.

BOOK REVIEW| THE ROOKIE

The Rookie

(Fire’s Edge #2)

By Abigail Owen

Playing with dragons will only get your burned.

To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.

Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away.

However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera…

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  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Amara
  • Author: Abigail Owen
  • Cover Art: KAM Designs
  • Page Count: 325
  • Word Count: 85k
  • Release Date: 4/22/2019
  • Steam Rating: Hot

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✭✭✭✭✭ Pick up any book by Abigail Owen and get ready for one wild, steamy ride. Incredible world-building, dynamic, flawed, heroic characters, scorching sex, and stellar writing create the perfect combination for escape. ~USA Today & National Bestselling Author Anna J. Stewart

✭✭✭✭✭ With amazing characters, this series is sure to capture your attention and pull you into the magical world of dragon shifters. You will be addicted from the very first pages. ~Moonshine’s Corner

✭✭✭✭✭ Suspenseful? Check. Intriguing? Check. Ridiculously hot and steamy? Check, check and for extra points, check! I just can’t get enough of these Dragon Shifter Enforcers!!!! ~Christina, Goodreads


She dropped her gaze and caught sight of a shiny pink patch of skin on the underside of his wrist. Familiar with him, every part of him, in this place like she was nowhere else, she snagged his hand to peer at it closer. “What happened?”

Aidan stilled under her light touch. “A small burn from our last fire. No big deal.”

That brought her head up and the world slowed on its axis as her gaze collided with his sky-blue eyes. “I thought dragons couldn’t be burned?”

For once, he answered. “If we’re injured in a way that leaves a gash in our scales, we can be.”

“How would you—”

Those blue eyes shut down, shuttering, the color even dulling. “I can’t talk about it with you.” This time he was more forceful in his conviction.

“Right.” Sera dropped her gaze, hiding her hurt. “Silly human,” she murmured as she absently ran a finger over that patch of damaged skin—smooth under her fingertips.

“It’s the rules. For your safety.” Had his voice dropped? The subtle scent of smoke mixed with an earthier hue drifted around her. Damn he smelled delicious. His unique essence reminded her of her Tempranillo wine—her favorite of all of them—dark and bold. She could practically taste it now.

Too serious.

They were way too serious for just a dream. Pulling her shoulders back, Sera lifted her head, bright expression in place. “I could kiss it better for you.” She cast a teasing smile his way.

His lips tipped up in a crooked grin that she never, ever saw in real life. At the same time, his eyes ignited, glowing with sky-blue flames, and she shivered with an answering lick of need.

“I was hoping you might,” he murmured.

They hadn’t talked much after that.

Memory buffeted her as that familiar sweet ache spread in response to picturing what they’d done together.

Hands, sure and steady, brushed over her skin, up her legs, over her belly, pulling moans from her lips.

Sera took Aidan’s face in her hands. “More.”

He’d given her much more.

But, with harsh reality and the early morning sun streaming in through the cracks in her blinds, Sera squeezed her eyes shut against the urge to go back and find him in the comforting dark. She wasn’t ready to force herself to try to forget those moments.

Because she had to forget. To write off their time together as never having happened. As just a dream. Otherwise, being around him in real life hurt too much. Like she was missing something or had lost something.

Book 2 in the Fire’s Edge series, it focuses on Aidan and Sera’s story and oh what a beautiful story it is. Sera is Delaney’s best friend and the owner of the winery. She is also a single mother, having been widowed in the beginnings of her son Blake’s life. She is strong and very independent, but as of lately things seem out of character for her. She feels like she is missing something. Maybe the dreams are what she is missing.

Aidan, an orphaned dragon, taken in before he became rogue, has worked very hard to be where he is today. As an enforcer he now carries some respect, but most important of all, he has a place of belonging with a family. His brothers. But there is something else he wants that he can never have, Sera.

The tables turn for Aidan and Sera when the change begins. Aidan notices it in her eyes, but when he finds the family crest marking her skin, he realizes he will never have her if the marks are true. She belongs to another and he would be better off if he just left her alone. But can he?

One thing I can say about these books, is that with each book the story only gets better and better. As the stories of our dragon fire fighters continue, more and more secrets are revealed and the intensity of the story just continues to grow. This book just proves it.

Overall this book was a page turner of epic proportions. Full of twists and turns. Enemies and frenemies. Those who are not to be trusted just may prove us wrong in our assumptions of them. This book is non stop action and an attraction that is too strong to ignore.

With amazing characters, this series is sure to capture your attention and pull you into the magical world of dragon shifters. You will be addicted from the very first pages. With the twists and turns, you will have a hard time figuring out what danger lurks ahead and who is responsible for those dangers. True moments of shock and awe.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting these characters, then I suggest you do. You will fall in love with the world of dragons and the amazing creatures that they are. I would start with The Mate and work your way up. You will be so glad you did.

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Author Bio:

Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW|PROTECT

Title: Protect
Series: Protect #4
Author: Olivia Ryann
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 15, 2019
Blurb
This dark tale of obsession, beauty, and lust
is by Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller Vivian Wood. She
writes dark romance as OLIVIA RYANN.

I wake up
in the wreckage, ready to fight for Rue.
Only she is gone, stolen away by my archenemy.
I start to see red. No one touches my girl and expects to live.
The deck is stacked against us. Emotions are running high.
There is one thing that no one else realizes, though.
Rue is mine, and I will get her back if it is the last f*cking thing I do.
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Excerpt
Jealousy is
a relatively new emotion for me, filling my heart with a million sharp shards
of glass. It scratches me raw so easily, until my heart was torn and bleeding.
Feeling it for the first time, find myself inferior in a whole new way, I sob
into my pillows helplessly.

Dryas comes
into the bedroom a while later on quiet feet. I am glad he didn’t see the fit
of tears that chased me out of the kitchen. Still, my eyes are red and puffy,
my nose still stuffed up. As he approaches the bed, I can’t help but wonder if
he compares me to her.

That
thought, dark and vicious, seems to gnaw at my soul. 

When he
sits down beside me, I release a long-suffering sigh. Looking up at him, I’m
embarrassed to even be having these emotions, yet incapable of feeling
differently. He pins me with that chartreuse gaze, those dark brows drawn low.

“I am
sorry,” he begins, surprising me. “I should have told you about Aurelia from
the start.”

I push
myself upright, sniffling. “I mean, I’m not your girlfriend. This isn’t a
relationship we are in, technically. You don’t owe me any explanations.”

 He
looks a little surprised. “No? What would you call it, then?”

My face
heats up, my cheeks growing as red as cherries. I hesitate. “I… I don’t know.
We never talked about it. It just sort of… happened. One time turned into two,
two times to four…”

I splay my
hand on the comforter, picking at a loose thread. Dryas sighs and shifts closer
to me.

“Do I mean
nothing to you, then?”

He takes my
hand, pulling it against his torso. I glance up at him, my heart racing at his
words. 

“No. Of
course not,” I reply, my words soft.

His lips
lift in the gentlest smile. He’s devastatingly handsome in that moment, looking
down at me with his brilliant yellow-green eyes.“Good. You mean something to
me, too.”

He leans
across and drops the perfect kiss against my bee-stung lips, gentle but firm,
tender yet passionate. I open my mouth to him, my fingers clutching at the
sweatshirt covering his chest. 
God, how I love this man.

What a beautiful ending to finish out a huge adrenaline rush. The last book 3, Possess, it began to look as if all hope is lost. With Rue being dragged away by Derrick and Dryas left for dead in the fatal crash. With all hopes of a future with Dryas ripped away, Rue begins to understand true loss. But things are looking even worse as the last book in the series, Protect begins.

Book 4 Protect picks right back up when Possess left off. Derrick has plans to ruin Rue for running away from him and all hope of seeing Dryas alive again is lost. Not knowing if he died has done a number on Rue and she feels numb inside.

But this is not the end of our love story…..or is it?

This book was an edge of the seat read! With action and danger around every corner, this book is sure to grab your attention. But this is no normal love story and you can’t just start here. You have to start from the very beginning to understand how our lovers came to be. A dark erotic love story it is.

The characters in this book go way back. Back to Arsen in the Cherish series. Each story follows each brother and their tales of dark erotic happiness. The sex appeal of these dangerous brothers burn up the pages. Who says danger is not a turn on? Certainly not the lovely ladies who tame these wild beast. I love each and every character, but Rue and Dryas story touches my heart a tad bit more.

Overall this book is a fast paced read, with an amazing story line. The characters are dangerous and enticing, drawing readers into a dark and twisted love affair. They are magnetic and you can’t help but be drawn into their dark world. Each book leaves you wanting more, sometimes leaving you wondering what the fuck just happened. But know this, the next book will be just as exciting as the last.

So if you like dark erotic books and are not squeamish to abuse and death, this book may be perfect for you. But don’t forget this is not a standalone and must be read in order. So break out of your comfort zone and check out this thrilling adventure today.

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Olivia Ryann is the dark romance pen name of Wall Street
Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Top 20 Bestseller Vivian Wood. She loves poetic
phrases and bits of melodic memories. She adores dominant, hard men and soft,
fragile women with backbones made of steel. She wants to put them together as
often as possible, in unconventional ways.
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BLOG TOUR| BEFORE WE FELL

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“An emotional, angsty story of two soulmates torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. You’ll laugh, cry and root for them all the way. Stacey Lynn hits it out of the park!” ~ Carly Phillips NY Times Bestselling Author

“Sexy, gripping, and heartwarming. With a hero that made my book-boyfriend all-stars list and a fast-paced plot that had me turning pages way past my bedtime, Before We Fell is a top 2019 read for me!” ~Author P. Dangelico

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For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The horror that rocked my small town last winter also brought Noah Wilkes into my life. The first almost broke all of us, but the second changed everything.

He stomped into my classroom all angry scowls and rudeness, the big-shot lawyer who was always too good for this small town. But the moment his smile softened toward his niece, it was me that melted.

The heartbreak that brought him back also brought me closer to him, to the man he hides from the world behind his swagger and aggression. The man I couldn’t help but fall for.

But life has a way of throwing a curveball when you least expect it, and this one could cost me everything–even him.

Turned out, our fates were written in the sky before we ever met—

Before we fell.

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Excerpt: It was the darkness covering us, shadowing everything except us. It was the tease of her all night. It was her laughter. Her scent. It was her. I did exactly what I just said I shouldn’t. Couldn’t. My hand went to her cheek. I slid my fingers beneath her ear, brushing my thumb against the warmth of her skin. “Lauren.”Her hand curled around my wrist. She didn’t push it away. She didn’t pull me toward her. She gaped at me, mouth parting, lip sliding along her bottom lip. Her pulse pounded against my fingertips.“We shouldn’t,” she whispered. “You’re right. I’m Riley’s teacher. I don’t want to make things any harder for her than they already are.”She was right.The problem was I was harder than I’d ever been and what about my needs? It was selfish, but thirty-five years of selfish living wasn’t easily kicked to the curb despite my efforts.“Okay,” I whispered back. “I understand.” I leaned in anyway, dropping my head, and as I moved like I was going to kiss her, her breath caught, and her eyes fluttered closed. Tempting. So damn tempting. It took a larger force of will than I normally used with women, but I ignored her mouth, moved to her cheek, but instead of kissing her cheek, I pressed my lips to my thumb on her. I tasted her flesh without touching her, lingered there while her muscles tensed and she inhaled a sharp breath. Her shoulders went tight and her scent invaded me so deeply I knew I’d need more from her.And I’d take it when the time was right.“Goodnight, Miss Frazier,” I said, grinning against my thumb, wishing she’d tell me to kiss her. She didn’t. She pressed on my wrist, pushing my hand away from her. I let her go reluctantly, stepping back and licking my own lips.“Goodnight, Mr. Wilkes.” Her grin shook. Like we shared a secret joke.We definitely shared a secret. I admitted I wanted her.She didn’t tell me she didn’t feel the same…just that we shouldn’t.Which wasn’t close to being the same as couldn’t.Or wouldn’t.My lawyer-sharp mind found the loophole. Someday I’d figure out a way to exploit it.


MY REVIEW

Noah’s world shatters in one night. Going from a highly successful, sexy single lawyer with no worries in the world, to caregiver and lonely the next. After the murder of his sister and her husband, Noah gains the guardianship of his sweet dear niece, Riley. A niece who is distraught having born witness to the murder of her parents.

Noah decides to give up his life and move back home to the small town he grew up in, so that he could provide a stable life for Riley and be close to his parents. But Riley is withdrawn and doesn’t speak. That is till a ray of sunshine comes into her life.

Lauren is a teacher and has only lived in Carlton for two years. After graduating from college she decide she loved Carlton and wanted to stay. When the new school year starts the tragedy that rocked the small town last winter, ends up in her classroom. Riley is withdrawn and won’t speak. Lauren is determined to bring her out of her shell, but with no help of the uncle in charge of her care.

As time goes on Lauren begins to bring Riley out of her shell and Noah begins to soften to her, but when things seem to be going the right way, an obstacle unlike any other tears them apart. Will this couple survive the most terrible secret that could be?

This book is emotional and a sweet love story. I fell in love with the characters from the very first page. Noah is a strong and amazing man. Lauren has the patience of a saint and has not had the love and support of anyone her whole life. Riley is adorable and you just can’t help but fall in love with her.

Overall this love story is one of tragedy and strength. It is an inspiring and amazing journey. How can a love so beautiful be so wrong when it all falls apart?

Even though this book is part of a series , it can be read as a standalone. A page turner of emotion so strong that it will touch your soul. So break out the tissue and wine and settle down for this amazing tale of love and strength.

*ARC provided by Social Butterfly and Stacey Lynn

About the Author

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When Stacey Lynn isn’t conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or behind closed doors, imagining the next adventures she’ll soon write.She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.Stacey Lynn lives with her husband and children in North Carolina.

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BLOG TOUR| OFF THE GRID

Off the Grid

(To Catch a Thief Book 3)

by Kay Marie

One part Pride and Prejudice.

One part Romancing the Stone.

All the feels.

Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud, action-packed romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

Agent Leo Alvarez is on his way to Hawaii when his partner calls in a favor–the mob is after a pastry chef in NYC, and he’s the only one who can get to her in time. With his dreams of Mai Tais and sandy shores ruined, Leo rushes to her rescue. But when he arrives at her apartment, he’s greeted by an upturned nose and an icy blue stare. This damsel in distress doesn’t need saving. Good thing he’s a retired marine who never backs down without a fight.

After a childhood racked by scandal, McKenzie Harper has learned to loathe surprises. So when a strange man knocks on her door, interrupting her morning routine, she has no choice but to politely shut it in his face–no matter how deeply his hazel eyes might pierce. She has places to go, pastries to bake, and promotions to secure. Or she did, until three masked men kidnap her and throw her into the back of a van… Suddenly, that white knight doesn’t seem so scary.

He’s a cocky Fed with a killer smile. She’s an uptown beauty with a biting tongue. If they want to survive, they’ll have to learn to work together–assuming they don’t kill each other first.

**To Catch a Thief is a romantic comedy series that’s one part humorous and one part heartfelt, with a dash of adventure, a hint of criminal activity, and a whole heap of fun! Each book is a stand-alone romance with a HEA.

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Excerpt:

The door to the kitchen swung open.

“You’re early,” McKenzie groaned, trying and failing to stifle her sigh. How many times had she asked the line chefs to give her a few hours alone to prep? “I’m supposed to have the kitchen to myself until— Oh. It’s you.”

The federal agent she’d ditched in the subway leaned against the wall with his arms folded and a single dark eyebrow raised. “It’s me.”

McKenzie frowned. “What are you doing here? Who let you in?”

“Someone who respects authority.”

Must’ve been one of the waiters. McKenzie shrugged and returned her gaze to her papers. “I thought I made myself abundantly clear before. Thank you, but no thank you.”

“So did I,” he said. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw him use his foot to push off the wall. When he reached the prep area, he put his palms against the table and leaned forward, gaze so piercing McKenzie couldn’t help but look up. “When I make a promise to protect someone, I honor it. So, I’m here. And I’ll be here. Whether you want me to be or not.”

The golden highlights in his eyes flared with unspoken challenge. McKenzie was more than happy to oblige. This was her kitchen, her safe place, and she wouldn’t be intimidated here. He didn’t seem more than an inch or two taller than her, so she put her hands on the table and leaned in, meeting him at eye level. “Some people might call that harassment.”

The muscles in his arms flexed, drawing her attention. His bronze skin was contoured and hard in all the right places. “Some people might call it admirable.”

“Some people understand how to take a hint.”

“Some people understand how to show some gratitude.”

“For what?” She scoffed. “Barging into my place of work and promising to stalk me?”

“No,” he clapped back, shaking his head. “For sacrificing my time and energy in order to keep you safe.”

“I’m not in danger!”

“Yes. You are.”

Somehow, their faces had moved closer, a little too close. McKenzie could feel the warm brush of his breath on her skin. The muscles in his square jaw were clenched. A layer of scruff covered his cheeks. His hair swept over his eyes, steeping them in shadow, so only the barest hint of glittering green was visible. She felt that stare in every part of her, as though it were a physical caress. The heat in the kitchen spiked, even though she hadn’t had a chance to turn the ovens on yet.

The ovens!

Crap!

McKenzie tore her gaze away, finding the clock on the wall. She was ten minutes behind. She needed to preheat all the ovens, and she needed to start baking, dammit! With a sigh, she slumped her shoulders and relented, if only for the sake of her rapidly disintegrating schedule.

“Fine,” she murmured, using her palms to push back off the table and break away from this Fed who had seemingly made it his life mission to babysit her. “Fine, if you’re so hell-bent on protecting me, do it. I don’t care. But I am not leaving this kitchen and there’s nothing you can do to make me. So, go stand in the corner or something, and don’t under any circumstances get in my way. Got it?”

“Got it.”


This third installment of To Catch A Thief series, focuses on Jo’s friend Mckenzie, better known as @TheGourmetGoddess. As you know from the previous books is that Jo, known as @TheBakingBandit is a hacker, inspiring baker, turned good girl. What we also know is that Jo’s former life is not quite tied up and clean yet. Because she is telling the feds everything about her father’s business, she now has some nasty Russians invading her life.

In the last book Stolen Goods, the Russians went after her sweet friend Ella, wedding cake decorator extraordinaire, also known as @Sprinkle-Ella, in order to get to Jo’s partner Thad. Well now it looks like they now focusing their sights on McKenzie. So Jo’s fed boyfriend Nate calls his pal and partner Leo in to play baby sitter.

When McKenzie meets Leo she is immediately thrown into a past that she has tried hard not to let control her life. She is always in control and nothing is going to stop her from becoming the youngest top pastry chef in New York. Not even her own kidnapping. But sometimes the past doesn’t stay buried.

This book was a non stop thrilling adventure. There were so many twists that it will make your head spin. But hey a little spinning makes it all worth while, especially when there is a hot Latin fed to save the day.

Leo is an amazing guy, with a hero complex. Always saving everyone and never expecting anything in return. Even if he deserves the world and so much more. But Leo has a past as well. A past that haunts his dreams at night and causes panic. But I believe with the right woman, he can heal.

Together this duo face some tough challenges and come out on top. But it’s is no walk in the park. The danger level is high and the attraction is an explosion of heat. Guaranteed to make you hold on to the edge of your seat in anticipation.

If you love the whole knight in shining armor vibe, with a twist of cops and robbers, then this book is perfect for you. Now if you want to dare to read as a standalone you may, but you will enjoy the story more if you get the whole story starting from book one Hot Pursuit. I have to say this one was close to my favorite, book one.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today and get to reading.

*ARC provided by Kay Marie

Hot Pursuit

(To Catch a Thief Book 1)

Kay Marie

Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers romance that’s How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets White Collar with a dash of The Thomas Crown Affair thrown in!

All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is a bakery of her own. There’s only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she’s, well, sort of his protégé. But he’s promised her this next job in New York will be their last, and she won’t let anyone get in the way of her dreams…especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail.

Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if rumors of the aging criminal’s retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won’t let anything stand in the way of justice…especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.

He’s a cop who’d never bend. She’s a con who’ll never break. But all’s fair in love and larceny…

**To Catch a Thief is a romantic comedy series that’s one part humorous and one part heartfelt, with a dash of adventure, a hint of criminal activity, and a whole heap of fun! Each book is a stand-alone romance with a HEA.

Hot Pursuit will be free on 4/10 and 4/11.

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Stolen Goods

(To Catch a Thief Book 2)

Kay Marie

Catch Me If You Can meets Tangled in this funny and feel-good adventurous romance, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

Addison Abbot is a dreamer—she dreams of owning her own cake shop, of traveling the world, of finding Prince Charming. But when it comes to actually following any of those dreams, she’s a little, well, stuck. So when a devilishly handsome stranger saves her from two robbers with guns and pulls her into the adventure of a lifetime, she’s determined to find her fairytale ending—until she realizes he’s the most wanted criminal in America, that is.

Thaddeus Ryder was just another run-of-the-mill international art thief until his latest heist went south. Now, his face is on every news station, his name is making headlines, and his partner is working for the feds. Talk about a bad week on the job. His only option is to flee the country. But when hitmen for the Russian mafia interrupt his getaway, Thad gains an accidental companion—a baking beauty who might be too tempting to resist.

When a good girl meets a bad boy, sparks are bound to fly. But this con man is about to discover the only thing he can’t steal is her heart…

**To Catch a Thief is a romantic comedy series that’s one part humorous and one part heartfelt, with a dash of adventure, a hint of criminal activity, and a whole heap of fun! Each book is a stand-alone romance with a HEA.

Stolen Goods is on sale for $0.99 4/10 thru 4/14.

Buy Links:

– Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J5Q19MW

– Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07J5Q19MW

– Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07J5Q19MW

– Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07J5Q19MW

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Kay  Marie

Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

To learn more about her young adult novels, visit her Goodreads author page for Kaitlyn Davis here: https://www.goodreads.com/Kaitlyn_Davis

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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