Hi guys! This is my April wrap-up. This month was a really good reading month for me, I read 9 books which is amazing for me, Some of them were disappointing and I read this month some of them made to my all time favorite books. I discovered new favorite authors♥️.
1- Raw By Belle Aurora
This book is so weird like really weird, I ended up giving it 2 stars
2- Make A Scene By Mimi Grace
I liked this book so much, It was such a quick read♥️
3-Wait For It By Mariana Zapata
I loved this one so much and I think this book is one of my favorite of all time♥️. Please read it, It’s so good!
4- Sweet Temptation By Cora Reilly
I enjoyed this book but at the end It was boring so I give it 3 stars.
5-Kulti By Mariana Zapata
I couldn’t get enough of her so, I picked this one up and omg this was so so good♥️
6-Look The Part By Jewel E. Ann
At the beginning it was good and fast paced but at the end things were boring.
7-It Ain’t Me Babe By Tillie Cole
This is my first read from her and I got hooked from chapter one. This is so good!
8- Heart Recaptured By Tillie Cole
This is the second book in the series, I enjoyed it but no as much as the first one.
9- Souls Unfractured By Tillie Cole
This is my favorite so far, I love Maddie and Flame so much🥺.
And that’s it, those were all the books I read this month.
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For fractured souls are like magnets. Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…”
Labeled a ‘Cursed’ woman of Eve from birth, Maddie has endured nothing but pain and repression at the hands of The Order’s most abusive elder, Moses. Now living with her sister in The Hangmen’s secluded compound, finally, Maddie, is free. Free from the suffocating faith she no longer believes in. Free from endless years of physical and mental torment.
At age twenty-one, the timid and shy Maddie is content to live within the confines of her new home—safe from the outside world, safe from harm and, strangely, protected by the Hangmen’s most volatile member; the heavily pierced and tattooed, Flame.
The man who ceaselessly watches over her with his midnight dark and searing eyes. The man who protects her with a breath-taking intensity. And the man who stirs something deep within her numbed heart.
But when circumstances conspire for Flame to need HER help, Maddie bravely risks it all for the broken man who has captivated her fragile soul.
The Hangmen’s most infamous member, Flame, is ruled by one thing—anger. Plagued by haunting demons from his past, an all-consuming rage, and isolated by an abhorrent hatred of being touched, Flame’s days are filled with suffocating darkness, pierced only by a single ray of light—Maddie. The shy, beautiful woman he cannot purge from his thoughts. The woman he has an overwhelming need to possess… … the only person who has ever been able to touch him.
Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind.
His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving.
His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and over.
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. This is book three in the Hades hangmen series, It’s Flame and Maddie story. I was so excited for this book especially after all the little moments we get at the previous books .
This book is so much darker than the first two, I think the series gets darker as It progresses. Flame and Maddie’s story is so gutwrenching and heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. Flame and Maddie had such a dark and traumatic past and I loved every second of their journey together trying to heal each other from what happened to them before.
Flame in the first two books was a mysterious character at first I thought this man is a psychopath because of the things he did in the first two books but when I get to know his story omg my heart was breaking for him and I love him so much. He’s such a misunderstood character and the way he treated Maddie and tries to protect her from anything that can hurt her was so beautiful. I liked Maddie from the beginning of the series and I loved her with Flame. They have so much in common, they understand each other perfectly. What happened to Maddie broke my heart and I was sobbing for her but she’s so strong and she tries so hard to heal from that. What she did with flame was so beautiful and how she tries to fix him slowly was everything.
Their relationship is one of a kind and I love them so much, They survived all of that with each other and they made each other strong. Flame, AK, and Viking relationship are one of the things I adored about this book. They care so much about each other and no matter what they got each other back.
I love this series so much, It’s becoming one of my favorites and I’ll read the rest of the books because I can’t wait to know Cain and AK stories and how this world progress. This a very dark series so please look up the trigger warning before reading it.
Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…
Beauty can be a curse.
Faith can be a cage.
Only love can set you free.
A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin.
Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a ‘protection’ she strongly resents.
Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch… a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore… Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the ‘outside’ may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.
Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.
When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.
But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go…
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up*
This is book two in the hades hangman series and this the story of Lilah and Ky. The events in this book continue what happened after the first book ended and how Lilah still believes what they taught her at this cult and how she tries to adjust to the outside world and tries to blend in with this new life.
I liked this book not as much as I liked the first one but It was good. I liked Lilah and Ky’s journey and how they tried to heal each other from their past scars. At first, I didn’t like how Ky was acting with Lilah but as the book progress he grew to care for her in every possible way and I liked how he tried to show her that she deserved to be loved even without her beauty and how he was so patient with her and tried to show her the outside world.
Lilah’s character is annoying, to be honest at first her actions were frustrating to me and I was so annoying when she wanted to get back to this cult after all of that but as the book progress my heart was breaking for her and what she went through. I didn’t like It when Ky was telling Lilah all the time that he loved her because she is pretty this was annoying.
This book is darker than the first book and more graphic there was some scene that broke my heart and I was literary sobbing. I have a love-hate relationship with Rider but in this book I hated him he is cruel and selfish and I wanted to punch him.
I liked this book but Lilah and Ky were annoying me in some chapters that’s why I didn’t connect with them as much as I connected with the Styx and Mae. Overall I love this series so much and I’m beyond hooked, I’m halfway through the third book. I’m so excited to read all of them and to know more about all of these characters♥️.
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I felt so much all my life that I resolved to feeling nothing at all.
Until I met my match.
As the most infamous mafioso of the 21st century, Dante Salvatore was madly passionate, unequivocally bad, and entirely too dangerous to know. He was everything I abhorred, yet I found myself representing him in the biggest criminal trial of the decade.
I was so focused on winning and achieving the success I deserved that I didn’t notice the gorgeous black-eyed man’s effect on me until it was too late. My icy heart had been held too close to his flame and now I wouldn’t let Dante go down without fighting with everything I had in me.
Even if the cost of a new life with him meant the loss of my old life and everything I thought I held dear.
The conclusion to the Anti-Heroes In Love Duet. Full blurb coming at a later date!
About the Author:
Giana Darling is a USA Today Bestselling Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat Persephone. She loves to hear from readers so please contact her at gianadarling[at]gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.
Sinning never felt so good… A fortuitous encounter. A meeting that should never have happened.
Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…
Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.
Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.
River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.
Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.
Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…
This book is intense from the first chapter like really intense and I liked it so much. In this book, we follow a girl who is running from a cult and the president of MC and how they are connected from their childhood.
Oh boy, this book is such a dark rollercoaster I was crying in the second chapter and through half of the book, Mae is such a sweetheart I loved her so much she’s strong and kind even after the hell she went through in this cult. Styx is a complicated character and a mysterious one and I got a little annoyed by some of his discussions but he loved Mae so much and this gave me the’ I hate everyone but you’ trope and I love this trope, Rider is such an interesting character some times I wanted to punch him and sometimes I felt bad for him.
This cult was intense and evil omg through the whole book I was thinking how can these people do this to them my heart broke for these girls and what they have to get through from this young age. The last chapter was giving me anxiety like I was there with them It was intense but the ending was satisfying.
The side characters were so interesting we get a lot of glims of them and their upcoming story by the end of the book. This series is addicting I finished this one and started the second one right away because I wanted to know all of their stories and to know more about them and I’m already halfway through the second book.
overall I liked this book so much and I’ll read the whole series this is how much I love this MC🤷🏻♀️
Trigger Warnings: Sexual assult,Pedophilia and Violence
Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office.
All the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.
Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.
The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly humming redhead who’s too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.
This woman …
She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind.
She must go.
Their lust-hate relationship escalates into something beautiful and tragic. This sexy, romantic-comedy explores the things we want, the things we need, and the impossible decisions parents and children make to survive.
I enjoyed this book It was a quick read. In the beginning, It was kinda enemies to lovers but It changed so fast because of their attraction to each other.
I liked Ellen and Harry’s relationship they are so cute with each other and her relationship with her father is beautiful I liked how they cared so much about each other.
Flint at the beginning is so grumpy but as the story progresses he became such a good character I liked him and what he did with Ellen and her father at the end.
There was some part that is boring in the middle but the story picked up after that a little and I felt their relationship is rushed a little. Overall It was a good read I finished it fast and I enjoyed it.
Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”
When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.
It didn’t take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon – why she’d ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.
Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man who hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been.
I’m now convinced that Mariana Zapata writes the best slow burn ever and the slowest slow burn but It’s so worth it at the end. I loved this book so much, I think this book took the same spot as wait for me this is how much I loved this book.
I love Sal so much, she workes so hard to get to her position and she works other jobs too. She never depends on anyone and she’s kind and hopeful. Sal’s character is so caring and loving even at the begging with the rude players and kulti, I loved that about her. I thought Dallas from wait for it is grumpy but oh boy Kulti is the definition of a grumpy character. In the beginning, he is rude and so grumpy but slowly he became one of my favorite book boyfriends. I loved him so much and how he cares for Sal in his ways.
Sal and Kulti relationship is such a roller coaster and such a beautiful one at the same time. I loved how they slowly opened up to one another and cared for each other so much. and there are those little moments between them that make my heart melt.
Sal relationship with her father is so beautiful I loved them so much and her father and Kulti is the cutest thing ever. This book also discusses how the female players are treated differently and how their treatment is unfair.
this one romance was slower than wait for me but there’s not a single part where I got bored with the book I couldn’t stop reading and it was so worth the wait. I can’t wait to read her other books, Mariana Zapata is becoming one of my favorite authors♥️.