BOOK REVIEW | DARK TRUTH

Dark Truth

by Summer Cooper (Goodreads Author)

 4.67  ·   Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  41 reviews

They say the truth hurts.
But living a lie hurts more.

Trent’s letter has left me with so many questions.
What does he want from me?
What do my family want?
They’re not usually ones to forgive and forget.

I’m finally in a good place.
At peace with not having them in my life.
I’ve got a good job, I’m standing on my own two feet.
But I haven’t quite got my happily ever after yet…

I can tell Dylan still has doubts about me.
He’s definitely hiding something.
Who can blame the guy?
After all this time, after everything I’ve done…
I wouldn’t trust me either. 
Author’s Note: This book contains mature language and very adult scenes that will make you blush! Intended for adults only.

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Wow! What a great ending to this amazing series. Dark Truth is all the title states it is. Emily & Dylan learn some real hard truths in this last installment. In Dark Secret, Dylan was keeping a huge secret from Emily. A secret we were dying to know. Emily’s brother sends a letter and we are left wondering what the letter holds and how will it disrupt their lives. Leading us to our last installment Dark Truth. And the truth will set us free……


As our story continues Emily has been keeping something to herself. Another secret that could destroy Dylan and her relationship. Things between them are great, but she has noticed that Dylan is keeping something from her. But she has to give him time to reveal the secret or risk pushing him away. To top off all things, her brother has sent her a letter. But is he sincere in his words or is this a trick to use her against Dylan.


All things will come to a head and Emily will fall into great danger.
I have to applaud Summer Cooper. This series was outstanding. The whole thing was well thought out and planned from the very beginning, never rushing through. We had time to come to hate or love our characters. Some we hated were able to redeem themselves and some showed us a beautiful side that was well hidden.


I truly enjoyed getting to know Emily and Dylan. Their story was a dark and inviting one. It was set in a dark erotic world that will draw in the curious and entice them. Summer has developed that dark erotic world, full of no name characters that are very seductive and sensual, which complimented our main characters heated sensual nature as well. Drawing in readers with this seductive world and holding their interests throughout each book.


Overall this book and series was an amazing sensual experience. It explored the underground world of BDSM and the uniqueness of it. It gives the readers a dark and seductive love affair that is not only forbidden, but compelling. Dylan and Emily’s love affair is dark, strange, intense and erotic to the core. They overcome many obstacles, yet the love they have is undeniable, even when they don’t want to admit it.


If you love a good dark romance full of sin, then this book is perfect for you. But only if you like the dark side. If you are the least bit vanilla then this book is not for you. It has some dark scenes that include some bondage and discipline. So if you are looking for the next Fifty Shades of Grey, then pick this series up. You will be glad you did.

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Besides her love of chocolate, dogs and music… reading and writing is Summer’s number one route to escape from crazy friends, family and the in-laws!

She found her own happily ever after with a martial arts fighter who also happens to be an adorable IT geek! Now, she loves to write about hot alpha males that come with a pretty face and covered in tough-as-nails muscle… who are secretly looking for their true soul mate (shhh…)!

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BOOK REVIEW| DARK TIME

Dark Time

by Summer Cooper (Goodreads Author)

 4.67  ·   Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  54 reviews

I long for the day he says my name — my real name. 
But that wish won’t come without some punishment…

I long for that day.
The day he finally lays his hands on Emily.
The day he makes sweet love to Emily.
I long for that day, but I’m scared to death too.

He’s going to be angry.
He’s going to be disappointed.
He’s going to resent me.
As long as he stays with me, I don’t care!

I’ll make it up to him.
I’ll show him how much he really means to me.
I’ll give him anything he wants.
Even if it’s a new contract.
Even if he needs to punish me… 

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In this third installment we find Emily and Dylan are faced with the truth. Who is Stephanie really?

In our last book, Dylan found out that Stephanie is really Emily, his enemies sister. At first he is angry and says some really hurtful things and so Emily walks away. But will Dylan let her go this time?

Dylan still refuses to call what he has with Emily a relationship. So Dylan bears his soul the best way he knew how….another contract. But a different contract of sorts. But how many more contracts will she have to sign to prove to Dylan she is different from than what his damaged soul thinks. With so many things going on in his world, he still thinks in the back of his mind “Is she a spy?”

Dylan and Emily work on their screwed up relationship in this book. And just when things seem to be going well for them, another wrench in thrown in the mix to tear them down again. What will happen to our dark and erotic couple?

I really enjoy each book as it tells Emily and Dylan’s story. We learn a little more each time about what makes them tick. They are very intriguing and interesting characters. Each with flaws, yet beautiful and kind. What some perceive about them is not always the correct perception.

Overall this book does not have quite as much drama as the previous two books, but the fire these two put off in this book will keep you reading. Their chemistry is off the charts.

Summer Cooper has really created a different world for these two characters. She writes the dark world of BDSM in such an exhilarating way that it will peek anyone’s curiosity. A world most think about and few ever enter. But with her writing it really draws you into that world and makes you think, wow! Is that really how it’s done? I wonder…..

I can’t wait to see where these books end. Each book leaves us with “I wonder what will happen next” scenario. Definitely an addicting read.

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The Series


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Besides her love of chocolate, dogs and music… reading and writing is Summer’s number one route to escape from crazy friends, family and the in-laws!

She found her own happily ever after with a martial arts fighter who also happens to be an adorable IT geek! Now, she loves to write about hot alpha males that come with a pretty face and covered in tough-as-nails muscle… who are secretly looking for their true soul mate (shhh…)!

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BOOK REVIEW | DARK SECRET

Dark Secret

by Summer Cooper (Goodreads Author)

 4.64  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  52 reviews

He’s all I have left…
But he doesn’t even know my real name.

I thought I could have it all, but no.
My family won’t allow it.
They say he’s their nemesis.
At least I know their priorities now: business before silly me.

So just like that, I’m no longer a Thompson.
I’ve been tossed out into the cold — exiled.

Mr Dark is everything to me now.
What will he think when he finds out who I really am?
He’ll leave me for sure.
And then, I’ll have nothing.
Author’s Note: This book contains mature language and very adult scenes that will make you blush! Intended for adults only.

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Our story continues in this next installment of Dylan and Emily’s story. Emily and Dylan’s split lasted a week before she showed up on his doorstep. If she would not have made the first move then he would have chased her down. He would have agreed to anything to get her back in his life and so they agreed to try no contract for a month.

Everything is going great, but Dylan still wants a contract. He just can’t seem to grasp his feelings or how to handle them. He thinks a contract will put that wall in to place and make it less personable. But little does he know all good things must come to an end.

Emily still carries the secret of who she really is. She wants to tell Dylan, but is afraid. Her family has threatened to desert her and she just can’t lose anyone else. But secrets have a way of destroying. Will her secret be the final blade to cut them apart?

This series is a dark intense love affair. Dylan the Dom and Emily the Stubborn Sub. A deeply dark and intriguing love affair of epic proportions. These two have such a strong sexual energy. They can’t seem to leave each other alone, yet it may just be their downfall.

Each book dives deeper into the world of BDSM with these two characters. A world that fascinates and terrifies at the same time. Summer Cooper has created such a realistic fantasy world with very deep emotional characters. Her story comes to life with Dylan and Emily. It draws the readers in with its rich characters and descriptive world.

Overall this book is a steady read, with a interesting story line. I love the characters and challenges that they are presented with. I can not wait to see where our couple goes next with the tragic heartbreaking ending of this book.

Watch out Fifty Shades, Summer Coopers story might just knock you out of the water.

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Besides her love of chocolate, dogs and music… reading and writing is Summer’s number one route to escape from crazy friends, family and the in-laws!

She found her own happily ever after with a martial arts fighter who also happens to be an adorable IT geek! Now, she loves to write about hot alpha males that come with a pretty face and covered in tough-as-nails muscle… who are secretly looking for their true soul mate (shhh…)!

Receive 10 free books and 1 free audio book today by signing up to her exclusive reader club (to get the latest news about ARCs, new releases, and discounted and free books!).

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BLOG TOUR| Hallmark Presents: Beach Wedding Weekend

Today we have the exciting new release from Hallmark! Check out the blog tour for Beach Wedding Weekend by Rachel Magee and be sure to grab your copy today!!

Title: Beach Wedding Weekend

Author: Rachel Magee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Beach Wedding Weekend:

You’re invited to a sunny beach town for a witty, heartwarming romance.   When Brody broke up with Paige and went to Europe, he suggested that someday, they’d pick up right where they left off. A hopeless romantic, she believed him.   But when they meet again, Brody’s dating a gorgeous actress.   They’re all going to attend the same wedding, and Paige plans to win Brody back. She even enlists her best friend’s brother, Aiden, to pretend to date her and make her ex jealous. A breezy, charming restaurant owner, Aiden actually avoids serious relationships, but as a fake boyfriend, he’s perfect.   As old friends and exes take part in wedding preparations and enjoy the beauty of the Florida coast, they begin to see themselves—and each other—in a new light.   This summer romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for BBQ Brisket Tacos with Sunshine Slaw.

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This book was such a light, fun and sweet book.  No wonder it has the Hallmark brand backing it.  It is definitely Hallmark worthy, with its fun loving characters.  This friends to lover’s romance is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Paige is doing a job she loves, planning weddings.  She believes in that perfect happily ever after ending.  But in her line of work, something always goes wrong.  No matter how much planning she does.  This particular story starts when the one wedding she plans perfect, down to her always ever late best friend’s brother Aiden, whom always needs his tie straightened, has a monkey wrench thrown in her perfect plan, Brody. 

Brody left Paige to go to Europe months ago, leaving her broken hearted.  She always knew he be back for her.   Now here he is….except, he has a woman on his arm.  What the What?!?   New mission:  Get Brody back.  Can she win the heart of her ex and get her own happily ever after?

Aiden, the handsome bachelor is always looking for the next big investment.  His last investment, a restaurant, is doing extremely well.  His business partner has found a big money buyer for the business and it is now time to move on.  He needs to show these investors he is a settled down man, capable of big business deals.  Not some party bachelor.  But can he do it?

Two dilemmas, two friends.  A plan and a goal.  Can these two get what they want?  Or will the fates have a new plan?

I love Hallmark movies!!!!  And this book is definitely Hallmark movie material.  It was such a fun read, full of laughter and light hearted fun.  Paige and Aiden are such amazing characters.  They are so sweet and have such great charisma and chemistry.  Paige the ever giving person, who doesn’t realize how beautiful she is and Aiden the strong type, who has been on the sidelines for way too long.

Overall this book is true to Hallmark fun.  It is a clean steady paced love story, with fun loving characters.  It has banter, quirky fun and that happily ever after.  It is the type of read that will warm your soul and give you butterflies.  It is sweet and sentimental.  With that hidden message, “you are more than you think”.  A brilliant story with no evil beings a foot.  A story that everyone will love.  So grab your copy today and enjoy this sweet amazing vacation read.  You will be glad you did.

*ARC provided by Rachel Magee & Inkslinger PR

About Rachel Magee:

Rachel wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures, so she dropped the dream of becoming a world-famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets.  

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BOOK BLITZ| UNDER THE SCRUBS

Under the Scrubs
Katerina Baker
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: May 21st 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

My life is ordinary, steady, predictable. And I’m okay with that. Working long shifts at the hospital is all the excitement I need.

But when a simple rescue-attempt goes wrong, I find myself in the arms of an arrogant, yet sexy FBI agent.

Kai Evans is what I’d call way out of my league. Yet, we end up dating. Sort of. That’s if you count fast-bike escapes and kissing while bullets fly around us as a date.

While Kai tries to keep me safe and alive, Tyler Moore–an ex FBI agent with a smart mouth–slithers into my life. Turns out, Kai and Taylor have a history. The kind that can’t be erased with a simple handshake.

Now it’s all about settling the score between them, and Taylor has the perfect weapon to use against Kai…

Me.

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You’re bad-ass, Emilia. Keep cool, I chant silently. So what that he’s twice my size.

Yes, barging in when I’d seen a man picking a fight with a woman in the middle of a dark, empty street wasn’t my smartest move. She had a baby in the stroller, and I figured if he wanted somebody’s wallet, I could just give him mine.

The woman quickly left, and I’m now facing him alone. We’re a block away from the YMCA where I teach evening childbirth classes, an area that’s best avoided during the daylight, much less an hour before midnight.

He advances toward me with the crazy gleam on his face. A dim shine from the broken street light briefly illuminates an object in his hand. A knife. “Bad-ass, huh?”

Crap. Crap. Crap. My stupid habit of thinking out loud. I back away until I hit the wall of a crumbling building behind me.

“I’m sorry!” I shrink back as far away from the knife as possible. “I promise to never interfere with your business again! If you want, I can deliver your future babies, at no extra charge! Well, not yours, of course. Your wife’s.”

Shut up. Shut up, what are you saying?

He stares at me like I’ve just offered to pull a baby out of his behind, and I clarify quickly, “Yours and your wife’s. I’m an OB/GYN. I’ve just finished my residency, and I’m fully qualified.”

No effect on his you’re-a-crazy-lady look. I’m dead, all because of my big mouth.

“Listen to me! It was just a mistake, okay? I’ll never pretend to be bad-ass again, since it bothers you so much!”

He roars in laughter. And it’s not a haha-you’re-silly-but-cute kind, but the cackling of a man who has just stopped considering me as his one-minute of entertainment and began getting seriously annoyed. “You’re nuts,” he concludes.

No passing cars. The blinds on the building across the street are drawn. The chances of me making it across the street to the subway station before he smashes my head against the asphalt are slim to none. No escape. This is how many of those accidents shown on New York One Hot Minute happen: a nutty burglar and an even nuttier victim, although cuckoo in a different way, of course. What a terrible time to die. I was just starting to do my own deliveries, and now I’m not going to reap the rewards of the years of studying. I won’t be able to see mothers’ faces when they hold their babies for the very first time. I’ll just bleed to death and never—

The knife drops, sliding down my breast area and falling to the ground with a loud clank. A leathered-glove fist clasps around the man’s hand. My attacker’s body thumps against the asphalt, sent flying by the man in all black who throws a targeted blow at his opponent. The dark-clothed man is smaller in size, but he’s not wasting a single body movement. Every punch seems orchestrated, purposeful. His shoulder blades flex underneath his leather jacket. In a matter of seconds, the man on the ground stops fighting back and tries to cover his face. The man in black settles on top of the other man, squeezing his neck with his elbow.

Why am I sitting like a duck instead of helping my savior? The knife is lying on the ground next to me, and I should try to pass it to the good man, at the very least. He seems to know what he’s doing, with those precise punches…but what if this battle takes a wrong turn and someone gets seriously hurt, all because of me? They’re no longer wrestling, but the weapon might help the man keep the bad guy at bay until police arrives, right?

I pat him on his shoulder and offer him the knife.

He turns, and I meet the most striking blue eyes and the semi-moon of his curved lips. Dark scruff accentuates his powerful lower jaw with a tiny crater in the middle. And, holy crap, you know those cop shows where the heroes engage in fistfights and come out looking all put-together and tough, all without as much as breaking a sweat? Well, this man is panting a little, but apart from that and a little bit of sweat gathered on his forehead, I can’t tell he’s not on the set of that cable TV production with a few makeup artists who have just finished turning him into a swoon-worthy prime-time celebrity.

“You want me to kill him?” he asks.

“Oh, God, no! Don’t kill him!” He’s joking, right? He must be.

“You sure?” he whispers in a deep timbre that seems to shake some nerve endings in my body. Even his voice is out of this world, with a little bit of Clark Gable going on for him.

I drop the knife…away from both of them. “Please, let police deal with him.”

“I’ll never touch her again. She’s too bad-ass for me!” the thug interjects quickly.

“Bad-ass?” My white knight’s lips spread in a wider grin. A light twinkle plays in his eyes—a trace of humor on an otherwise rough canvas with a scar that runs down his left cheek all the way to his neck.

The screeching of police sirens sounds, and soon cops run toward us, their guns drawn.

“Freeze! Police!”

Some of them carry serious weapons, revolvers or whatever those long firearms are. Oh God. What if they make a mistake? I dash between the officers and the men on the ground. “Wait! Don’t shoot!”

“Ma’am, we need you to step back!”

“Don’t fire! Please don’t hurt the wrong man!”

“Ma’am, please!”

They hustle me out of the way as one of them pats my arm and informs me something about police never shooting those who aren’t fighting back. He may have said more, but at this moment the man in black gives me a small nod, and I stop paying full attention to the cops. My rescuer gets up and passes the bad man to the cops, all the while glancing at me sideways. He shows the cops his ID, and they exchange brief muted conversation, during which I’m able to gather that the woman with the baby called the cops and she will press charges. I reach into my purse to find my own identification just as I hear the officers say they won’t need my testimony.

In under a minute, the bad man is cuffed and hauled into the police car. Another hushed whisper between my protector and the cops, and they give me a friendly wave and walk away. “Have a good evening, ma’am. We trust you’ll get home safe.”

As soon as we’re alone, the man strolls toward me. It’s not a walk, mind you. It’s a swagger that’s only possible after you’ve just overpowered a huge bully without breaking a sweat. “I can’t believe you actually stepped in between me and their guns,” he says.

“They could’ve shot accidentally, and after you so bravely came to my rescue, that’s the least I could do. I mean, I didn’t think they would shoot a woman, so I’m not a hero by any means…not like you.”

“It was an extremely reckless move. Do you always jump head first into danger?”

“Oh, no.” Well, okay. I’ve just tried to meddle with a street thug’s business, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat if that meant protecting a mother and her baby. But I don’t do this sort of thing every day. Or ever. I’m just a doctor. I read books. Watch classic movies. I was thinking about picking up crochet, but I’ve been working late hours and could never make it to the weekly Embroidery Club. “You could say that was an idiosyncratic occurrence. I prefer to stay away from weapons of all sorts.”

“Good.” He smiles at me. “I’m Kai. Are you okay? You have a little bit of blood on your chin.” He leans down and examines a tiny scratch on my face. He smells like an expensive aftershave, much better than should be allowed after you’ve wrestled on the sidewalk. “My car is just around the corner. Let me drive you home. You shouldn’t be here alone this late at night.”

“Oh, you don’t want to drive me home. I live really far out in Jersey. I was about to take the subway to the bus station.”

“At this hour?”

“I’ve done this forever. It lets me catch up on my reading.”

“Not tonight. Come. I really don’t mind.” He offers me his hand.

Can I get into the car with a total stranger? What about the rules, the universal Do Not Do list your mom has taught you when you were little? But tonight he’s my hero, so if you think about it—what the heck. I deserve this one leniency.

I place my palm into his. Our skin touches. You know that tingly feeling when you brush against a man, and it’s all quiver and butterflies? I’ve never felt this before. Until now.

He places his other hand on the small of my back, directing me toward his car, and I follow. What’s more? I’ve already made up my mind. If he asks for my phone number, I’m going to give it to him.

Don’t judge. I’ve just narrowly escaped death.

Emilia is a new OBGYN working her way up. Long hours don’t really leave room for dating. But one night a chance encounter brings her to Kai.

Kai leads the life of a FBI agent. He has a mission to get to the bottom of what happened a few years back, that ripped his world apart and left an agent dead. He is so focused on his mission, he has lost focus on his personal life. That is till he sees her.

When a famous person goes into labor, Emilia is thrown into a dangerous world that she was not prepared for. Now her boring life is a thing in the past. Now she has people trying to kidnap her, people breaking into her home and a hot sexy boyfriend keeping things from her.

Can Emilia ever get her boring life back?

Wow! What a high adrenaline read this book was. The characters were strong and vibrant. Emilia had such a boring life, yet when Kai comes along things change quickly.

This book was a unique blend of danger and romance. It was a different take on the damsel in distress. It was exciting and dangerous, yet sexy and fun. A nonstop adventure full of bullets, secret identities, double crossing and hot men.

Overall this book is a fast paced story, that will get your adrenaline pumping. A page turner full of excitement and danger. With it’s interesting characters it is sure to grab your attention. It will keep you on your toes.

So come on, grab a copy and get ready for a wild ride.

*ARC provided by Katerina Baker

Author Bio:

Katerina Baker is a lucky gal who still attempts to have it all: full-time project management job that she enjoys, crazy family of four (with the ongoing threats of getting a pet to upset the family equilibrium) and writing.

Although on some days she is much more successful at managing her life than on the others, she still claims that she doesn’t want it any other way.

Katerina is represented by Sharon Belcastro from Belcastro Agency, and has a contract with Lachesis Publishing, who will be publishing her Romantic Suspense novel Under the Scrubs.

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