What I'm Reading

Okay y'all, I'm in between books at the moment, as nothing has caught my attention. So, lemme tell you all about the book that last wrecked me.
Absinthe by Winter Renshaw. 


This book freaking ripped me apart. Shredded the pieces. And then patched them together, leaving me whole but different. This book was so... gah. It really got to me. 
It had an effect on my mood and then some. It really sunk its claws into me. 
Everyone knows I'm a sucker for Student/Teacher and this was an entirely unique (to me, at least) take on in. I highly suggest this one y'all. It's so damn good. 

I'm currently reading BENEATH THE TRUTH by (http://amzn.to/2vxrfZR) Meghan March, who happens to be one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE authors. I stumbled across book 2 in her Beneath series and FELL IN LOVE. So, naturally, I one clicked every book available in the series and binged them like they were a Netflix Original. Only now, I'm on the final book in the series. How bittersweet. 
But y'all, it's so-so-so-so-so amazing.
It's one of my favorite tropes: Best friend's little sister... YAAAS! 

Okay, so, this book was magical. The perfect ending to an effing phenomenal series. AND we're getting a darker spin-off! Heck to the yaaaas! 
BLURB: From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes the final sexy standalone set in the Beneath world of New Orleans.

I used to believe there were lines in life you don't cross. 
Don't lie. Don't cheat. Don't steal.
Until I learned people don't always practice what they preach.
I turned in my badge and gun and walked away from everything.
Then I got the call no one wants, and I’m back in New Orleans.
What I don't expect is for her to be here too.
Another line you don’t cross?
Don't touch your best friend’s little sister.
She's always been off-limits. 
Too bad I don't follow the rules anymore.

***May absolutely be read as a standalone!***

One click it here: http://amzn.to/2vxrfZR
& the rest of the series here:
BENEATH THIS MASK: http://amzn.to/2fEfhrX
BENEATH THIS INK: http://amzn.to/2uVtmTB
BENEATH THESE CHAINS: http://amzn.to/2vCpMQs
BENEATH THESE SCARS: http://amzn.to/2wIBQjh
BENEATH THESE LIES: http://amzn.to/2fFI0wq


Well, my last read (Checkmate: This is Dangerous) was a total hangover kinda book. Thank da Lort, my one-click queen, Nicola Rendell recently released a new book...  & It's turning out to be the perfect read to pick me up. 
There are a few things you can always count on Miss Rendell for, and those things are, as follows: 
1. Sweetness. Such sweetness. 
2. Steam. All of it. Five alarm, and then some. 
3. Swoon. Seriously. Look the word up, and right there in the dictionary, it'll say "Men written by Nicola Rendell." Swear it. 
Now, I can't review this little diddy yet, as I'm still reading it, but what I can & will do, is leave you with a teaser & the blurb.

On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.

Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.

But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?

It feels so good.

 *Review coming soon*

Okay, y'all. I'm on a HUGE Kennedy Fox kick. I'm talking I've been devouring their books. 
I started Checkmate: This is War on Friday, and here I am 2 days later 
getting ready to start Checkmate: This is Effortless. 
I'm flying through these duets.
 They're everything you could ask for in a book. 
Fabulous and engaging writing. 
Likable, yet flawed characters. 
Believable tension, drama, and angst. 
And steam galore, lovey-lous. 

So, duets are new to me. These are actually the first ones I've ever read.
 *GASP* I know, I know. *Hangs head in shame*
Don't worry, I'm remedying this... So, if you have any duets that are not to be missed, please lemme know! 

If you haven't read these... I highly recommend that you do! <3 

Checkmate: This is War

Checkmate: This is Love

So, the first Duet in the Checkmate series focuses on Viola & Travis, and OH. MY. LORT. If there's one thing I LOVE, it's enemies to lovers and this book hashtag-nailed-it.
Viola is a crazy smart bookworm with a smart mouth & Travis is your run of the mill playboy... or so you think! These characters have so much depth. They grabbed my heartstrings, and never let go! No, instead, they passed them right on over to Courtney & Drew. 

Checkmate: This is Reckless
Checkmate: This is Effortless

So, I finished these 2 on Sunday night, and whoa! Courtney and Drew are the best. Friends to lovers, with a touch of suspense. Also, Drew is a cop... I mean, c'mon. Oh, and on top of being besties... THEY'RE FRIGGIN' ROOMATES. I mean, I really feel like that covers all the reasons this duet should be an auto one-click! <3 

Checkmate: This is Dangerous

Now, the 2nd book in this duet isn't out yet. Nope... I have to wait until September 19th! Literally, I might die waiting. Kidding, I'm kidding. Now, I can't fully review this title yet, as it is my current read, but lemme just say this: IT'S SO DAMN GOOD. Y'all, this book has ALL the feels. So much angst. So much chemistry, I'm talking off the freaking charts. And, it has an ending I never saw coming. Talk about NEEDING book 2! <3 

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  1. I need to start that series! Can you type up a little bit about the plot or what kind of genre it is?

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