Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + GIVEAWAY! "Confessions After Dark" by Kahlen Aymes

Confessions After Dark
After Dark #2
Sparks Fly … Lines Blur… and Hearts Break

Alexander Avery is rich, powerful and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever laid eyes on: a man like every woman dreams about. Angel is not immune to his sensual and ruthless pursuit, and Alex is intoxicated by the beautiful doctor; overwhelmed with desire like he’s never known.

As the profiling case Angel is working on gets more and more dangerous, Alex finds himself filled with unfamiliar panic and emotional turmoil; his need to protect her goes against Angel’s adamant insistence that she doesn’t need his help. He isn’t a man to sit on the sidelines when the woman he’s obsessed with is threatened, so he takes control to protect her without telling her of his plans.

Angel’s fortitude is shaken when her stalker invades not only her personal life but also those close to her… even when that someone is powerful and seemingly untouchable. Professional ethics insist she keep the details or her work away from her lover, even as their newfound closeness has her yearning to confide in him. But, as Angel’s quest to protect her heart from Alex’s undeniable pull equals her need to keep him out of a dangerous situation, circumstances dictate a huge decision; which could have detrimental, and irreversible consequences for them both.

When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the boiling point, lies will be told and secrets kept… Even with the best intentions and the most undeniable connection … the deepest of loves will be tested.

5 Stars

The synopsis for this book alone is compelling. It told me that I was in for a crazy ride.

Second books always worry me in the way that it just won’t live up to the hype of the first book, or they drag on to make the story long enough for the third book and they just have fluff to make the beginning and the end come together. FOR ME, that is a huge concern, but man-o-man, did Kahlen deliver!!!! Yes. She most certainly did. I thoroughly enjoyed this book….and I might go so far as to say that I think I liked it more than Angel After Dark, and that was a 5* review for me. This book went deeper into the love and lives of Alex and Angel.  Exploring their love on the level that we did….we were just immersed in their powerful ‘love’. We really got to see Alex discover his more emotional and loving side, along with his jealous side, and I really think that Kahlen wrote it perfectly! I loved seeing that Alex was just as shocked as we were at how deep he was falling! I enjoyed watching the realization through his eyes…it just made it more ‘real’.

“What are you doing to me?” he asked as his mouth dragged across her cheekbone. “I think of nothing but touching you, my mouth on yours, being inside you….just being able to look at you.”

This book also brought us deeper into the suspense side of the story as well, dealing with Swanson and his goons, as well as how Cole was making a significant impression in his new job under Alex’s management.  We got to see more of Ally and Darian as well. This book just really brought the secondary characters into the storyline that were so well placed in the first book. And kudos to Kahlen for that. Honestly, one of the best mergers I have seen in a while, where the characters made this big of an entrance and you didn’t lose focus on the original story…it embellished it. I really enjoyed seeing the story unfold.

Truth be told, I love the alpha love side of any love story. This story was NO different for me. Alex’s domineering side played a pivotal role in this story. It was truly sexy and it really sealed the deal for me. It was believable, and he wasn’t out of control….I could really see this play out in real life!

“This is mine,” he said just before his mouth claimed hers and he lost himself in her body. “No one fucking touches you but me. Ever again.”

Mmmmm…..strong, sexy man. Yummy!!! This book was very explosive and sensual. When Alex and Angel were together, time stood still. The love they had and felt was beautiful.  However, this is also what caused the majority of the problems that Angel and Alex had to work through. Both Angel and Alex’s stubbornness reared its ugly head, and the hurt and anger felt by BOTH of them, it was very well written. Once again, I felt the emotions and feelings that Alex and Angel were feeling. There is one scene that the FEAR and the anger from Alex alone truly made me breathe funny!!! Holding my breath as I read, it was like watching your biggest fear materialize in front of you….man!! That was a rough scene! Rough, I tell ya. It was an agonizing pain, the gripping emotions…oh my goodness. Well played Kahlen, well played.

With the way this part of the story unfolded, it had the perfect ups and downs needed for the angst to come into play. With everything going on with Swanson, this allowed us to see the over-protective side to Alex and the strong, yet very stubborn side of Angel. With a relationship status so new to Alex, and Angel still not ‘trusting’ that it really was going to work, this just compounded the feelings that were being thrown about. Was I feeling the stress during this book? Yes…I most certainly was. This book was so much more angsty than the first book.  I had to stop and message a friend-work out my feelings- JUST to get through this book. I am so glad someone was on the other side to talk me down from the ledge!! At 80%, I seriously think I was going to tear off all my nails in a matter of seconds from my nerves…..and I loved it! I absolutely loved it. The turn of events during this part choked me up. I wasn’t too sure how this book was going to end, and knowing that I had to wait to read the next book….I was scared to death.  The painful emotions being thrown around, and reading them as if I WAS LIVING THROUGH IT, it was almost too much for me to handle. That’s how I know it was a really good, angsty book….it had me nervous and it made me think. And because of that, I would recommend this book to ANYONE.

Kahlen has a way with her words, with her storytelling, that really gets the point across. This book was not slow, it didn’t stutter at all during the delivery of this second part of the story. It reinforced my love of Kahlen’s style.

“There was no surrender. There is no escape in this,” he said with quiet urgency and reached for her hand. His fingers were warm, his thumb rubbing over the smooth skin on the top of her hand. “For either one of us.”

Once again, I easily give this an angsty 5 emotional stars. This book captivated me and I couldn’t put it down.  I anxiously await book three, Promises After Dark, coming this summer. This finale will be one of epic proportions based on the revelations from this book. EPIC. I can’t wait to see how Alex and Angel’s story concludes and I know I will smile like no other….



After Dark Series

Angel After Dark
After Dark #1
Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.

Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!

When Angel informs Alex he’s the one in need of a much-deserved lesson, all hell breaks loose as these two type-A personalities battle it out for control over minds and hearts, and yes, in bed. Not only are they fighting each other at every turn, but they are also struggling to uphold the convictions they each live by.

It’s unclear who is stronger, but both must discover that to get what they desperately want, they may have to give a little… or a lot.

5 Stars

I knew from the get go, before reading the synopsis, that this series was going to be hot….because Kahlen Aymes was writing it. I admit; I am biased because I love her work. She was the first author I followed on Facebook back when I read The Remembrance Trilogy. And she didn’t let me down.

Angel is a very strong woman in a very demanding job. Not bitchy, not rude….but very straight to the point. She doesn’t let things muddle around and makes sure everything has clear and precise rules. She is on it! Angel has long gorgeous hair, a very fit and toned body, and a brain to boot. She is really a very stunning woman, the whole package.

There was a softness about the stranger that Alex found extremely appealing, like he could sink into her and they would melt together, yet there was a tiger behind her expression. Alex found the combination intriguing and unpretentious…

Alex is a business man. He knows how to work things, and he can wheel and deal and make sure there are no missing links; after all, his business depends on it.  Alex is very handsome, sexier beyond sexy and has a voice as smooth as velvet. He will melt your panties off….I promise. I speak from experience.

He was so fucking sexy: his scent, his voice, his words and his body, the confident way he moved, how he knew exactly how to please a woman.

Angel doesn’t do relationships. She has learned the hard way how they work. She has a mutual agreement with a ‘friend’, and that takes care of her needs.  Alex is only in monogamous ‘business deals’ that mutually benefit each other and there are no messes to clean up. This is the way they deal with relationships. Not very healthy, if you ask me. Ha!

Hello??!? They are exactly alike…..YET THEY FIGHT THEIR ATTRACTION!!!! Ok….so now that I have put that out there, heed my advice: grab this book and find your favorite reading spot. I can’t tell you enough that this book was the perfect opener for this series. Alex is all alpha….and I love a good alpha. Maybe slightly crazy, but I love them super controlling with a super sensitive and loving side. Alex fit that bill to a “T”. He literally was perfect….perfect. He was so hot, and it wasn’t overdone. And the best part is, Angel was not a weak minded girl. She was very smart, but a bit stubborn. She has a good, cautious head on her shoulders….and that is what causes the problems between them. Her mind works over time, yet her body fights her the whole way.

The sexual tension vibrated in the air between them, and they were both bristling in the plush leather seats of the limousine. It was all Alex could do not to reach out and run his hand down the smooth skin of her arm. Angel felt his glances like a physical caress.

Angel has it set in her mind that this relationship between the two of them just won’t work based on their very first conversation they have. Alex is very determined to make this relationship different from all his other ‘relationships’…..determined!! After he finally gets her to go out with him, the sparks fly off the charts. Off. The. Charts.  This book had the perfect work up in sexual tension and the right amount of angst to keep you going. I loved this book….loved it! It read so easily and so PURE that I didn’t have to put any pieces together….it all flowed so well.

These two are drawn to each other….it’s explosive, magnetic and powerful. Their draw is one that was written so perfectly that it was very ‘real’ to me. I felt the angst, the giddiness, the raw sexual tension. I felt it all. I also got to see the stubborn personal debates that Angel had with herself about Alex. Alex struggled too, because he has never EVER had to deal with a woman with such strength and determination, mixed with everything sexy.

“If you want to kiss me, then do it,” she urged softly. “Do it.”
“No.” He shook his head and inhaled deeply. “The next time my mouth is on yours it’s going to end in an orgasm or two. Otherwise, I can’t go there.”

Angel and Alex have a lot to work through individually and together, but when they are together, it is one that needs no words. I am just shaking my head….as I was reading it, I would just get the chills and break out in goofy grins!! I just soaked up their intimacy…..reading it was like being there; feeling it, breathing it, enjoying it. I loved how they discovered each other’s body and what made them tick. It was a beautiful and powerful love story.

….their incredible passion igniting like spontaneous combustion. It was a living thing. Undeniable.

When something happened to break down their communication and problems arise, Alex fights with everything he has to make sure she knows how he feels, all the while making sure he understands how HE feels, which is very foreign to him.  The ending to this book is the perfect lead up to the next book….it’s not a cliffhanger, but it makes you yearn for more. More Alex and Angel. More sexiness. More romance. More emotion. This really was an easy and angsty read with an amazing storyline. There was some action and suspense added into the mix, but the love story made the book hum. It moved along so well; the characters grew, the relationship was a very believable and understandable one and the secondary characters played vital roles and I loved how it all meshed together.

5 Undeniably Orgasmic stars.



Kahlen Aymes
Kahlen fell into writing by accident but discovered a deep love for it.  She is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her books have reached #1 on Smashwords Bestseller List, #2 on Amazon Top 100 and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List.  The Remembrance Trilogy is traditionally published in France and her latest book debuted at #30 on top 100 paid list.
Her stories draw readers in and lets them experience all of the love, passion and emotion her characters do! She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater, but has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from an ivy league university... She adores her readers, most of all, so don't be a stranger!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: "Lovely Little Liar" Gloria Gay

Lovely Little Liar
Genre: Regency Romance
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Abandoned at the altar, ruined and destitute, Abigail Westcoate has a new start, a new name, and a new life as a governess…with the sister of the handsome marquess responsible for destroying her livelihood, and he seems intent upon stripping away more than her lies. 

She was warned. Falsehood upon falsehood would follow if she fibbed about her identity, but what else is Abigail Westcoate to do? Abandoned at the altar, ruined and destitute, her only chance is a new name. She has obtained position as a governess…with the sister of the very man responsible for her plight. 

So Abby Wells will accept the position at Bennington Vale, brave Countess Castweill, whose sole purpose seems to be keeping servants in their place, and brave a return to London, in a lesser role, to the very society that cast her out. But hardest of all will be her proximity to the Marquess of Ravensgaerd, a man whom she should hate but whose very presence makes her blood burn with desire. Those hazel eyes hold a power to which she must surrender, a power that shall tear away all her heart’s protections and lies


Gloria Gay

I am an artist/writer and also write poems. When I'm not writing or painting I'm either with my husband, watching tv, visiting with my family: our three adult children and six grand-children or doing something in my main hobbies, which are reading, gardening and cooking. I recently had a solo art exhibit at the Bonita Museum, Bonita, California.

I'm looking forward to the publication of my fifth Regency romance, LOVELY LITTLE LIAR, was issued by Boroughs Publishing Group on January 20, 2014. 

I write very early in the morning or in the evening before I read either a Regency or a suspense novel.

I'm working on a Regency romance and a romantic mystery. I have finished a time-travel romance. I like to work on several projects at once. Even in painting I always have a few paintings going because I get stuck in something and start another one! Not a recommended way of painting or writing but that's the way I am.

I'm an avid reader, often unable to let go of a mystery until I reach the end.

I read romantic suspense, mysteries, Regency romances and once in a while a mainstream novel or classic.

I'm new here but eventually will built up my library with a heavy dose of the above books.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Release Day Blitz: "A Deadly Bet" by Jen Cousineau

Author: Jen Cousineau
Genre: Erotic Romance
Veronica's life was right on track. Attending University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and trying to complete her final year, she had amazing friends, was happily in love with her best friend, and was just working to make all of her dreams come true.

One night changed her whole world. What was supposed to be a girl’s celebration for her friends twenty-first birthday, turned into the worst mistake of her life.

Veronica makes a deadly bet that destroys everything she loves.

Four years later, Veronica has a life-altering decision to make. Stay for all the loves of her past and hope for the best or plan an escape for the ultimate love of her future.

If she breaks her word and leaves, can she keep her loved ones safe? Can she survive if she fails?




Signed paperbacks will be available for purchase on the author's website only: by using paypal for payment. 

All prices include shipping and signed bookmark.

US $15
Canada $24
International $29

Jen Cousineau's Author Takeovers:

4/25/14 Romance Obsessed Book Blog 7-8 PM CST 

4/28/14 Verna Loves Books 7:30-8:30 PM CST 

4/29/14 Between the Covers Reviews 8:15-9:15 PM CST 

4/30/14 Love Romance Books Blog 7:30-8:30 PM CST

5/2/14 Three Twisted Beauties 8-9 PM CST 

5/5/14 This Mommy Loves to Read 8-9 PM CST

5/6/14 The Book Bellas 8:30-9:30 PM CST 
5/7/14 We Stole Your Book Boyfriend 7:30-8:30 PM CST 
5/7/14 The Bookish Laurel 8:30-9:30 PM CST 
5/8/14 Book Talk 8:30-9:30 PM CST
5/9/14 Luv Books Galore 8-9 PM CST 
Jen Cousineau

Jen is a chap stick and coffee addict that lives in the Badger State with her husband James, and their twin daughters Kaylynn and Lilly. She loves to bow hunt, kickbox, and is a food junkie. She’s an obsessive reader with a secret passion for writing. Jens always been a strong believer that dreamers live happier lives and decided to show her girls that hard work and dedication can make your dreams come true no matter where you are in your life.

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Ebook of ADB 
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$5 Amazon GC

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: 'The Forgiven' by Vicki Green








Forgiven, Touched #2
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Bo Dunway’s young life has been fortunate. His parents being wealthy and providing him and his sister a loving environment growing up, he’s never wanted for much but he has a heart of gold. With his good grades and basketball scholarship he’s able to attend a prominent college, but he doesn't want to live out of state. He can’t bear the thought of leaving behind the one thing he loves more than basketball. Stormy Reece. 

Stormy Reece grew up in the most unusual conditions. Meeting Bo and his family was the best thing that ever happened to her. They met when he was seven, and she was five behind the Mexican Restaurant he and his family frequented. Her single mother worked there most day and nights so Stormy was always there hanging out in the kitchen or the back alley. Without a father figure in her life, she rebelled in her late teens, going to party’s with the friends she had made that were horrible influences, staying out till all hours of the night and worrying her mother sick. 

Bo and Stormy became inseparable until he reluctantly left for college. He promised he’d never leave her. She believed him. Never again will she trust anyone but herself. He knew from the moment he saw her that he was going to marry her one day. Being forced to attend a college away from his home town, his promising career hangs in the balance as his concentration is only on one thing. Stormy.

Will Bo follow his dreams or his heart and will they ever be able to live out their dream of being together?

*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Cover Model: 
Zac Aynsley: 

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Vicki Green

Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel's Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both gone now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading Romance books which is what inspired her to begin writing this book. She has always admired Author's dedication and hard work. She had a dream that played out for over a year, came home one day after work and decided to put it on a word document to see how it read and that became 'My Savior Forever', the beginning of her Forever Series.

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: "Inflame" by Tessa Teevan








Explosive #3
Author: Tessa Teevan
Easy going soldier Kale Montgomery, a self-proclaimed ladies man, has no plans of settling down, especially not with his best friend- the sexy, sassy schoolteacher Lucy Dawson. Their relationship, though unconventional, is mutually beneficial, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Friends with benefits? Casual lovers? Whatever you want to call it, they’re having fun, in and out of bed, and to them, that’s all that matters. At least that’s what they think, but how long can you spend in someone's bed before you find they're also infiltrating your heart? As their casual fling with no strings attached progresses, it's not long before they realize they're both in way over their heads. One fateful night changes their lives forever in ways they could never have imagined, giving them the push to finally admit that maybe, just maybe they want more than they’ve let on. Their mutual attraction rapidly intensifies as it shifts from burning lust to unrelenting want, need, and possibly even love. Suddenly the idea of settling down doesn't seem so bad. In fact, it sounds pretty damn perfect. Just when things seem to be falling into place, past pain and renewed insecurities rise to the surface and threaten to smother the flames of their passionate relationship, reminding them both why they’ve always kept the idea of love at arm's length. Will Kale and Lucy realize that what they've been waiting for is each other, or will the blazing whirlwind of their feelings burn out too quickly, causing it to all go up in smoke? 

Release Date
 May 12, 2014

Cover Designer: 
Robin at Wicked By Design

Cover Model: 
Cory Grant

Photography done by Scott Hoover


She looks me over, and I love the fact that she’s checking me out. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to her, but I am, and I want to get to know her better, at least where the bedroom’s concerned. Eventually, she extends her hand, and I give a firm handshake, the kind she wanted when we first met. 
“Please, Kale, call me Lucy.” Shaking her hand, I say it out loud. 
“Lucy. I like it.”
 “That’s fortunate since I’m stuck with it. Okay, Montgomery. As much as I love flirting with a hot ass soldier in the parking lot of an elementary school, I’ve got to get going. Maybe I’ll see you around?” 
She starts to walk away, but I grab her hand, reeling her back in. I’m not ready for her to go, yet I don’t want to seem like some crazy stalker guy. 
“Can I see you again? You know, outside of an elementary school?”
 I ask, my eyes bearing down into hers, begging for her to say yes. She hesitates, and I’m afraid she’s about to say no when she finally responds. 
“I don’t date. I’m not looking for anything serious, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I’m the wrong girl.” My cock practically sings at her words. A no strings attached relationship with a hot teacher right before I deploy? I couldn’t have asked for better luck. 
“I don’t do relationships, either, Lucy. I just want to get to know you and to have some fun. No feelings, no strings, no nothing,” I tell her, and watch as a look of relief washes over her. She starts digging in her purse and I watch as she scribbles something on a piece of paper before hanging it to me. 
“Number’s right there. Call me when you’re feeling adventurous,” she says. 
Before I can say anything, she spins around and swiftly walks away, leaving me to wonder just how adventurous she can be. 

Tessa Teevan

I'm a twenty six year old book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and have been married to my own book boyfriend for over seven years. We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats. If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter. 

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Book Review: 'Rock Bottom' by R.K. Lilley

Rock Bottom
Tristan & Danika #2
Their love had the power of a runaway freight train, and the potential to be just as destructive. 
The tempestuous sequel to Bad Things picks up where the first book left off. Reeling from a profound loss, Tristan and Danika struggle to pick up the pieces and build a life together, but the hard habits of a lifetime are not so easy to escape. 
Rock Bottom takes us on a dual point of view journey through addiction and desire, through love and agony, and answers the question we’ve been asking since these characters were introduced in Grounded: “What happened between Tristan and Danika?” 

Even love couldn’t cushion a fall like ours. My love for Tristan was so big that I felt consumed by it, and even so, it was not enough to overpower our combined demons. 
I struggled. I yelled and screamed. I scratched and kicked. 
I fought like hell, but even the most determined fighters have to stop before they break. 
No one could say I didn’t fight for him. 
“I love you,” I spoke softly into his ear. 
He gripped me harder. “I can’t ever lose you, Danika. I’m not sure I’d survive it.” 
“You’ve got me. And I’m not going anywhere. Not ever.” 
I meant the words when I said them, but life had other plans for us. 
I’d have given my life for that fight. In fact, I very nearly did. 

She was the one. 
If I’d ever had a doubt, I didn’t now. She was the one I’d be thinking about, longing for, until I took my last breath. If I lost her tomorrow, I’d pine for her like a lovesick fool. 
This was the kind of love that only hit you once in your life. 

This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

5 Stars

Important Note:
Even though the timelines for both series entwine, I recommend you read the Up in the Air Series first and then Tristan & Danika. Everything will have a deeper meaning.

Bad Things (Tristan & Danika #1) – 5 years prior to In Flight (Up in the Air #1)
Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika #2)
In Flight (Up in the Air #1)
Mile High (Up in the Air #2)
Grounded (Up in the Air #3)
Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika #3) 

“I can’t ever lose you, Danika. I’m not sure I’d survive it.” – Tristan

Holy emotional roller coaster, Batman! Rock Bottom was a heart wrenching, angst-driven, phenomenal book you MUST read. I was super scared of reading it because I just knew it would be nerve wracking and intense, and R.K. Lilley proved me right. If you’ve read the Up in the Air Trilogy, then you know WHY. And yes. Everything regarding Danika and Tristan’s relationship, or lack thereof, in that trilogy is explained in this book. We finally got to see, or rather, experience their tragedy. I could NOT put this book down. Really. I couldn’t. I finished reading it at 4 AM because just when I thought I could actually stop and go to sleep, something would happen and I could not turn the pages fast enough….until I actually finished the book.

“You’re my rock, sweetheart. I don’t know what I’d do without you. You make everything better.”

Danika and Tristan’s journey picked up where book one, Bad Things, left off and everything got even more complicated this time around. Seriously. If things were crazy in book one….now? Ha. My heart shattered for them. I felt their pain, their agony in my bones. There are no words that can express the amount of emotion R.K. Lilley evoked from the very first page. I felt as if I had been the one going through all the mess Danika and Tristan endured. It was raw and truly gut-wrenching seeing them both go on a downward spiral with the ‘swipe’ of the page.

“I felt helpless to stop him. His demons were so very different from my own.” – Danika

Tristan was broken in more ways than one. He was definitely a tortured hero and I felt for him. I wanted to literally get inside this book and hug him. And well, other things too because let’s face it, the guy was effin’ YUMMY. His alpha, protective side left me gasping! Gosh. I am truly in love with that man. There wasn’t an ounce of doubt of his love, his passion, his adoration, for Danika. No one could say otherwise. Well, Dean could, but he was a cruel and mean DICK, so moving on…. Danika had her fair share of issues too. Boy, did she ever. The way R.K. Lilley wrote this book (alternating POV) allowed me as a reader to really get inside both Tristan and Danika’s heads. To really understand and fully grasp what they were going through. What they were feeling. Their insecurities, their devastation….it all made sense and I got it. I felt it.

“I didn’t tell him that he was dragging me down with him.” – Danika

To be completely honest, I felt as if I was holding my breath all throughout the storyline. Hell, I feel like I still am. Tristan and Danika were at a very low point, not only individually, but most definitely as a couple. They broke each other, and yet, they are the type of people that despite everything, they belong together. They were made for each other.

Towards the end of this book, I literally felt like I was on the edge of my seat falling off……and that fall could NOT be helped. Suffice it to say, this does NOT end well relationship wise. At all. So make sure you have your one-clicking abilities ready because you will need book three. At least, I know I do, which is why I already bought my copy. Do I recommend this book? HECK YES. I highly do. This book….this SERIES is a MUST READ.

“This is forever for me, sweetheart. I want it all with you. You’re the thing that gets me up in the morning and lets me rest easy at night.” – Tristan


Tristan & Danika

Bad Things
(Tristan & Danika, Book 1)
Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. 

One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given.

She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine?

For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating.

Bad Things is about Tristan and Danika, and their train wreck of a love story. This series can be read as a standalone, or with the Up in the Air series.

Bad Things is a full length novel, at roughly 105,000 words.

This book is intended for ages 18 and up


Read my 6-star review  here

Lovely Trigger
Tristan & Danika #3

Tristan hit rock bottom, and no one felt the impact harder than Danika. She was forced to see, in the most brutal of ways, that love does not conquer all. Bruised, bloody, and broken she had to walk away.

Picking up the pieces of your life after a tragedy is a daunting prospect, and that’s considering you still own all of the pieces. But what if you don’t? What if someone else owns those pieces, and those pieces are a part of your soul?

You dig deep and work with what you’ve got. 

That’s what Danika told herself and believed, every single day, for years.

Tristan and Danika’s love had failed every test that life had thrown at them. She couldn’t forget that, not for one second. And if those tests had been overly harsh, well, she wasn’t one to wallow in self-pity. The failure was the thing she had to focus on. The failure was the lesson. She had no intention of working so hard to make it out of hell without learning that lesson well. 

Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad. 

She shocks herself by quickly giving in to a hunger that she never imagined could still consume her.

Even the best intentioned denial has a breaking point. 

After everything that’s happened, the rise and the fall, the pain and the aftermath, can these two navigate the waters of acute regret, survive the trials of coming face to face with all that they have lost, and find the strength to try again?


R.K. Lilley

R.K. Lilley lives in Texas with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stable hand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels Bad Things, Rock Bottom, Lovely Trigger, In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana. She is currently working on Mr. Beautiful, Book #4 of the Up In The Air series, The Wild Side, a stand alone contemporary romance, andCrossing Fire, Book #2 of Heretic Daughter series.

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