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Taunted Souls: A Friends to Lovers Romance Kindle Edition by Janice Ross

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"For the past five years, Lucas Akins has been in love with his best friend Shayna Davies. Anyone with eyes could see, even Shayna. Yet she’s been fighting off her own feelings too!
As they attempt to continue a life together as just friends, the universe steps in and forces them to own up to their feelings.
But life is never that easy.
Bad choices and dark secrets filter into their lives to shatter the only real happiness either has ever known. And they are forced into circumstances neither is prepared to take on, though they must; otherwise, love might be lost. Forever..."

Title:  Taunted Souls:  A Friends to Lovers Romance Author:  Janice Ross Publisher:  Cultural Cocktails  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Taunted Souls" by Janice Ross
My Thoughts...

I found this story very interesting dealing with a friend to lovers as it was for Lucas and Shayna. However were these two more than friends that just hadn't recognized it?  With each one of these…

Lady Guardians: Justice Kindle Edition by Xyla Turner

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"Lady Guardians: Justice was written by USA Today Bestselling & Award Winning Author Xyla Turner

Eva aka Justice
As the National President of the Lady Guardians Chapter, I have no choice but to be fierce, loyal and protective. It's in my nature and essentially a part of my makeup. A lawyer by day and biker by night, I enjoy the feel of the road, the sisterhood of my club and the support from the National Legion of Guardians.
What I don't appreciate is some nosey lawyer coming to our compound, requesting my presence and making me recognize him. Then he shows up on my job with the offer of a lifetime.
He's got to go because the promises that he swears by are getting more enticing.

Alaric
I'm a Pennsylvania District Attorney and I don't take no for an answer. Especially when the spirited woman reams into my colleague and ignored me as if I don't exist. I wouldn't stand for that and if I had to track her down at her place of business, I would.
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A Long Way From Home 2 Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae

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"What do you do when old Demons come back to haunt you? How do you escape a Living Nightmare and make it to your Sweet Revenge? These are questions Jessica and Justin are faced with nine years after they broke free from Abaddon's hell. Now a successful Criminal Psychologist living with her architect husband and their daughter, Jess finds herself following the trail of the man who tried to ruin her life. Angry and still hurt, Jessica tracks across the world ridding the streets of those who prey on the weak. The only problem is, while she's out saving the world, she leaves her family at risk. Murder, deception, and hidden secrets bring Jess full circle back to the dungeon she once escaped. Will her and her family make it out alive or will they remain A Long Way from Home and in Abaddon's evil grasp?"

Title:  A Long Way From Home 2
Author:  Niki Jilvontae
Publisher:  True Glory Publications            
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"A Long W…

Tempted By You (Falling For A Rose Book 9) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"Being a part of one of the wealthiest families in Chicago, Jasmine Alexandria Rose has been thrown into the spotlight ever since her conception. In addition to being one-third of a set of well-known triplets, Jasmine is also the famous face of a daytime soap opera and has more notoriety than one could ever want. But it’s not the glowing lights, prestigious awards, or reigning celebrity that sends her pulse into overdrive and sizzles her flesh right down to its core. The man behind this cacophony of a conundrum is none other than her brothers’ best friend, and though she can never see her life with anyone other than him, Jasmine’s hesitation continues to stall the love that she craves.

Mayoral candidate Luke Steele is a professor at the University of Chicago. Growing up on the South Side has galvanized Luke’s desire to make a difference in his city, and he’s decided if he wants to see change, he’ll have to become that driving force. However, there is another stimulus tha…

Stipulations (Moore to Love Series Book 1) Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger

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"Sloan Moore, a trilingual translator, and communications specialist, proffered her expert services throughout the Southern region, bridging the language gap for business and individuals alike. The one language that Sloan found difficulty speaking was the language of true love. There had been men who entered her life; however, their exit was swift as Sloan struggled to make a real connection with them. Sloan was fiercely independent and unapologetic about the conditions she thought were important to a relationship. She had an amazing career, good friends and a family that loved her. She wasn’t looking for anyone to fix or save her. 
Titus Phillips, millionaire entrepreneur, and philanthropist have a lot in common. He too was unapologetic about his success, spending his days running a profitable business and his nights doing what any handsome, successful bachelor would do. Titus lived life to the fullest, taking no prisoners in his quest to live every day as though it wer…

Incendiary: A Fiery BWWM Romance Kindle Edition by Elisabeth

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"“You will find your true love when it’s time. The one which carries the name that means ‘fiery love’ or ‘born of flames’ will be the one for you. She will be born with one purpose…to be yours.” –says Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. 

Paris
I am Paris, born Alexander of Troy, the killer of the great Achilles, a man who killed my brother and a man that most thought couldn’t die. Well, I rid the world of him. So, what do you think I’ll do when anyone gets close to McKenna Eros, a fiery woman who’s born of flames? She’s the one for me, born with one purpose: to be mine.

McKenna
My life as McKenna Eros is a sham. I’ve lived thinking my purpose is to teach and live happily ever after with a man who promised to be there for me. However, it was all smoke screen and mirrors. When Paris strolls into my life, he makes everything I didn’t know crystal clear. My true purpose is to be the other half of his heart and soul.

Will Paris and Mckenna allow what is meant to be to take place? Or…

The Billionaire's Fake Marriage (A Fake Marriage Romance): Crystal Beach Resort Series Book 1 Kindle Edition by Hanna Hart

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"A hotshot billionaire needs a wife to receive his inheritance. A heartbroken single mother is
looking for the perfect job. Can the two create an arrangement with no strings attached?

Riley Armstrong is single and struggling. She’s at rock bottom after losing her house,
her husband,and -after her boss finds out she’s been living at work with her three-year
-old daughter- her job.Devastated by her husband leaving her for another woman, Riley
is desperate to pull her life back together. When she replies to an online ad entitled
“WIFE FOR HIRE” she soon realizes that being the wife of a handsome billionaire may
be more than she bargained for.

Logan Williams thought he had it all– charm, a dazzling fiancée, and an incoming wedding
inheritance of more than one billion dollars. Until his father dies unexpectedly and his
fiancée breaks off their relationship, shattering his heart and his hopes for riches. Now
struggling to get over his broken heart, Logan refuses to give up his dream-li…

My Polished, Professional Thug 2:The Finale Kindle Edition by Pebbles Starr & Chase Moore

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"Skot, Mendesa, and her evil twin-brother, Man are back in this riveting 2nd installment of "My Polished, Professional Thug". Find out what happens when a psychic finds herself drawn to an infamous scammer. Worlds collide and secrets unfold, and in the end, someone will be left brokenhearted...but who? Buckle your seat belts because this sequel is sure to take you on a spell-binding and emotional ride. Be warned, though...This book is NOT for the faint at heart, so approach with caution.

"“I’m sorry...I’m sorry...I’m so sorry...I’m sorry...I’m so sorry, Man,” I say over and over again. After being raped by four men and a dog, I’m literally traumatized and can only repeat those same words. My doctor is waiting for my insides to heal and then afterwards, they plan on sending me to a psyche ward. I’m damaged goods, because of Man. The other day, I overheard the doctors and nurses talking to each other, so I know that’s where I’m going, and since no one’s come to claim…

After Ray: Book 3 of the Until Ray Trilogy Audio by Cheryl Robinson

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"He left me.
I moved on.
He wants me back.

Does love have an expiration date?

Meet the new Sarita Saint. Everyone changes in three decades, but Sarita’s not at all the same woman that her husband of only one year abandoned. Ray’s back and eager to start over with Sarita, however, her transformation is long since complete.

But one thing hasn’t changed: her need for closure about their brief, failed marriage. Ray Saint is the only person who can give that to her.

After Ray, the third book of the Until Ray trilogy, is told from the perspectives of Sarita Saint, the jilted wife; Raymond Saint, the self-professed changed man; and Boone Sawyer, Ray’s former best friend. Intertwined in this thought-provoking story that embraces middle age, the three explore lost opportunities and uncover layers of deceit as they question what love means."

Title:  After Ray   Audible Audio book – Unabridged
Author:  Cheryl Robinson & Narrator Publisher:  Rose Colored Books��������…

Killing Mary Jane: A Dark Romantic Thriller Kindle Edition by Amarie Avant

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"She has one chance to escape her sadistic captor.
But what’s waiting on the other side of her cage might be even worse than being kept prisoner in a harem.

Trapped, taken, and kept, Mary Jane is offered the chance to escape by her abductor's most loyal hitman. But instead of finding freedom, she crashes into a rugged, steely-eyed cop with a dark, gut-wrenching past.

Dylan Wulf can’t make the same mistake again.
He can’t fall for Mary Jane.
Can’t give into temptation.
Yet he can’t stop thinking about the lawless beauty.

Her past and his present are about to collide.

The man who kidnapped Mary Jane is coming for her... And the entire town will rain with blood until she’s his again.
And now, the one person Wulf should avoid at all costs is the woman he can’t afford to let out of his sight..."

Title:  Killing Mary Jane:  A Dark Romantic Thriller Author:  Amarie Avant Publisher:  A. A.                                 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Killin…

Set It Off 2 By: Niki Jilvontae (Author), Linette King (Author), Octavia Grant (Author), Pamesh Gates (Author), Tamyra Griffin (Author)

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"After the revelation of who were out to get the Diablo 5, they each began to face emotional hardships that they never thought they’d have to face. Battling inner turmoil, Amina (Vicious) doesn’t know which way to go next. The only thing that she seems sure of is that she wants happiness but will she allow herself to be loved or will she allow the war to push her happiness to the side? Phoenix (Blaze) is forced to put her life on hold while becoming the glue that holds the sisters together but how long will she be able hold herself together with her own mother constantly going against her and her sisters? With her only child missing, Kaliyah (Sneaky) struggles to hold it all together while vowing to kill everyone who was involved with the kidnapping of young Manolo. Will she find her child in time or will Isabella be the cause of his undoing? After suffering a miscarriage, Jayli (Jinx) leans towards the only man she’s ever truly loved but being a sibling of sisters wh…

Taken by the Billionaire: A BWWM Romance Kindle Edition by Shani Greene-Dowdell

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"Tess Knox’s wedding day was the happiest day of her life. Her best friend, Marissa, who had been by her side since forever, was right beside her on her big day. Tess knew, if there was one thing she could depend on, she could depend on Marissa’s loyalty and love. Their friendship meant the world to Tess since she lost both of her parents a year ago. Marissa had been her rock. She even introduced her to the man she would marry. Amiri Knox came into Tess’s life and took her heart by a storm. He was her knight in shining armor. He completed her and she completed him. But there was something Tess didn’t know about those closest to her. Nothing could have prepared her for a dark secret that was hidden by Amiri and Marissa’s smiles. This secret will have Tess struggling to salvage the crumpled pieces of her heart. 
Jake Weaver lives a carefree life trying to right the wrongs of the justice system. He doesn’t mind complicating things, if it’s worth it. When he sees a gorgeous …