Saturday, July 4, 2015

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

by:  Bryan Reardon
published by:  William Morrow
publish date:  February 15, 2015

While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He’s seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school. 

Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he’s forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are led out of the room to reunite with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone.

I recently did a research paper on We Need to Talk About Kevin for school.  When I started Finding Jake, I felt like it was a rip off of Kevin, but I stuck with it because I was curious to see how far the similarities would go.  I'm glad I stuck with it because in the end the stories were nothing alike other than the fact they were told in a similar fashion.

There's been a school shooting and all the children have been accounted for except for Simon's son Jake.   Many children are dead including the shooter. Initial evidence points to Jake being an accomplice to the shooting.  However, Jake is missing.  It's days before he is found and an explanation for his actions leading up to to shooting is given.

It was interesting to read Jake after reading Kevin.  I would recommend both for a comparison between the good and evil in people.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hit by Delilah Dawson

by:  Delilah Dawson
published by:  Simon Pulse
publish date:  April 14, 2015

The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. 

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy's list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own.

Hit was one of my random audiobook picks from the library.  It's the first book in a trilogy and I was really surprised at how much I liked the story.  

Valor Bank buys out the National Debt so it basically owns the United States and can do whatever it wants.  The bank has written a small clause into the credit card contract that if you don't pay your bill they will kill you.  They've taken on assassins all over the country to start collecting on their debts and the city is starting to get a little crazy especially since 911 is completely out of service.  

This book will really make you think a lot about debt and how much we incur.  How much stuff we have and how much we really need.  It was a really interesting and thought-provoking read.  I definitely recommend this YA book

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich

Author: Janet Evanovich
First published in 1991 by Loveswept (Bantam)

Her tall, dark, and deliciously dangerous boss . . .

When the delightful, daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter, Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down. Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms. He'd always favored low-slung sportscars and high-heeled women, but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident, loved old people and pets, and had just too many jobs!

Loving Daisy turned Steve's life upside down, especially once he adopted Bob, a huge dog masquerading as a couch potato. But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps?

The Rocky Road to Romance is the final installment in the Elsie Hawkins series.  I thought it was a cute addition..  In this one, Steve hires Daisy to do the traffic report at his radio station and falls for her instantly.  He has to try to convince Daisy that he means business and does everything he can to win her over.  Even buying a dog to sample her cooking.  Daisy is a busy woman and isn't sure she has room in her life for romance, but Steve proves hard to resist.

There were a lot of laugh out loud moments in this one. A lot of the humor that can be found in the early Stephanie Plum books, can be found here as well.  I think one of the best characters was Bob the dog, of course.  Steve was really cute and really good for Daisy.  She had forgotten how to stop and smell the roses once in a while.  Just reading about her many jobs made me tired!  I loved their HEA, it was super sweet and very fitting.  The little twist with Bob was very amusing.  If you haven't tried out this series, I do recommend giving it a go.  The audiobooks are super quick and make for an amusing listen!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mini Musings - June Edition

Ask the Dark - Meh.  That is what I thought when the book was over.  I didn't care for the vernacular.  I found it kind of off putting and distracting.  I was expecting more of a horror story, but there really wasn't anything horror wise with this book.  It's kind of more like a coming of age story with a slight mystery. The main character stumbles on the solution instead of really figuring it out.

Falling Hard Anthology:  This one is an anthology with a mix of paranormal and erotic novellas.  Honestly, the only one that I liked out of the bunch was Tin Man's Dance.  It was a sweet story with a great ending.  The rest of them I didn't care for.

The Valentine's Arrangement: The first in the Hard Feelings series.  For the most part I liked the story. The attraction between the two was hot and instant. Although, I couldn't completely understand why Kale fell for Ronnie when she was a bitch to him most of the time.  It did have a cute HEA though.

The Renegade Hunter: 12th in the Argeneau Immortals series.  I liked this the best out of the Rogue Hunters trilogy.  Nicholas and Jo were great together.  The humor was great!  The only disappointing thing was the lack of resolution in the story arc of Annie's death and what really happened to the woman Nicholas supposedly killed.

Soil-I thought the writing style was really wonderful.  The writer had a great way of putting together words and sentences that was fabulous.  However, the storytelling was really abrupt  The story overall wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything that totally blew me away either.

We All Looked Up-This book felt like a total rip off of so many other YA books
I've read.  That might be unfair, but I'd be in one part of the book and feel like I was totally reading some other book I've read.  Then I get to another part and it would be familiar from some other book I've read.  Now, I know they say there are no new ideas under the sun, but seriously I started off the book and kept wondering if I had already read it.

Winter at the Door-Overall I really liked this book.  It was the great start to a new series.  These Maine police procedurals are very appealing to me for some reason.  Lizzie Snow seems like she will be a fun new character to read about.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Did Not Finish June Edition

The Forgotten Room:  Ordinarily Lincoln Child is one of my favorite writers, I
read everything he writes pretty much.  However, this book just wasn't holding my interest.  Every time I started reading it, I'd lose track of the story and get confused as to what was going on.  I'll try whatever book he comes out with next.

All the Birds Singing:  Kari told me she didn't like this book so maybe that tainted me...Kari it's your fault!  I listened to the audiobook for this one and the reader's voice kind of annoyed me right off the bat.  Dead sheep, sexual bribery, it just wasn't my way to start off a book.

Uninvited: The whole concept of this was initially intriguing, but then I just got annoyed.  Davy is a sweet girl, smart and a musical prodigy.  Suddenly, because she supposedly has a gene that predisposes her to kill, she loses everything and is shunned.  I could get on board with that until it is mentioned that people are attacking and beating up people with this gene.  Really?  Also her brother is kill gene free but is a bad seed, yet he gets a pass.  I found myself not interested in the nature versus nurture debate, so I gave up.

Pariah:  I was ready to be creeped out by the take off on Jack the Ripper. But instead, I was bored and not sure what really was going on. Sadly, not even Simon Vance, one of my favorite narrators, could make the book interesting to me.

Maybe Someday:  This book had two things I detest in it that made me DNF: A love triangle and infidelity.  I don't care how much the main characters are supposed to be likable, you can't get emotionally involved with another person until you leave the one you are with. Cheating is cheating. I knew I was going to get pissed off reading this, so I gave up.

The Witch of Painted Sorrows:  I was disappointed with this one.  It's too bad because I like this author. I thought the book was dull and into the third disc, I still didn't know what was really going on. The characters were uninteresting and I just didn't care enough to make it to the end. Plus I kept getting weirded out every time the 60something grandmother was mentioned as still working as a courtesan.  Blech.

Monday, June 29, 2015


We can not believe we have been doing this for 5 years!!  That is so crazy to even think about.  I can't even imagine the hundreds of books we've read in that time.  I did some quick math and it's probably in the neighborhood of 2,000 books between the two of us!  We appreciate all the authors and publishers that get all the books out there for us to read and write about.

Of course, we love our readers!  In order to show our thanks we're going to have a giveaway of a surprise box of books for 2 Winners.  To win this awesome box of book just fill out the rafflecopter below.  (winners must have a United States address)

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spotlight Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway Not So New in Town by Michele Summer

Title: Not So New In Town
Author: Michele Summers
Series: Harmony Homecomings
Pubdate: July 7th, 2015
ISBN: 9781402293580

You can’t go back, and you can’t stand still…
Lucy Doolan is a marketing genius. She can sell rain to a frog and snow to a polar bear. Newly single and unemployed, she’s lured back to her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina to help out her pregnant evil stepsister…only to find former crush heartthrob Brogan Reese has returned too, to open a new business in town. To add insult to injury, he’s still hot.

If the thunder don’t get you, then the lightning will…
Brogan never noticed Lucy much when they were young, but seventeen people have recommended her to help him. She’s got his attention now. With her sweet personality, brilliant imagination, and penchant for doing the completely unpredictable, Brogan is finding a whole lot of excuses to spend his days—and nights—with Lucy.


Today we are pleased to sit down with Lucy Doolan and Brogan Reese, the hero and heroine in Michele Summer’s latest, Not So New In Town (July 2015). Lucy and Brogan are going to answer a question about their relationship and tell us a bit more about themselves!

If you had $100 you could spend on anything you wanted, what would you buy?

Lucy: A mani and pedi at a European spa where they serve wine and play soft music. Heaven.

Brogan: A romantic dinner with only Lucy, away from work, away from home and away from the baby.

An Excerpt

“Let’s dance”—Brogan shoved his chair back, grabbing Lucy’s hand—“and give these two some alone time.”
“I don’t want to dance.”
“Sure you do. They’re playing Trace Adkins.”
Wanda helped by pushing Lucy’s chair from the table with her foot. Brogan tugged Lucy around more dining tables to the middle of the sawdust-covered dance floor, where couples swayed to the band’s rendition of “Every Light in the House.” Slipping his right hand around the small of her back, he pressed her plush curves into his chest. Her smooth hair tickled his chin, and the smell of citrus filled his head. Lucy stood stiff as a telephone pole as he tried maneuvering to the slow beat of the music.
“You gonna dance like a robot all night, or just with me?” He cocked his head and peered into her face, where doubt disappeared and desire took over as her gaze softened. Brogan liked that look as he slightly bent his knees, pulling her closer. “I won’t bite unless you want me to,” he whispered next to her ear.
“Good to know.” She heaved a shaky sigh. “Well, I guess you’re better than Clancy Perry over there looking like he wants to cut in.” Looping her left arm around his neck, she rocked her hips to the beat. Brogan swallowed a groan. Right now nothing else mattered. All he cared about was luscious Lucy filling his arms.
“Let’s look like we mean it so Clancy or his brother, Clinton, won’t get any ideas.” He bent as if to kiss her.
“You don’t mind if I start singing, do you?” she said, smiling as she moved away from his lips.
Brogan’s head jerked back. “Oh, hell no. My ears haven’t recovered from this morning.”
“I know all the words.” Tossing him a saucy look, she started to hum…loudly.
“Shut up and dance.” Brogan tucked her back under his chin and shook with laughter.

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Michele Summers writes about small-town life with a Southern flair and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Book Spotlight: That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart

We are excited to promote the 9th book in the Chesapeake Diaries series!  Make sure to come back on July 12 for my thoughts on the book!!

Author: Mariah Stewart
Publisher: Pocket Books
Date of publication: June 2015

Jamie Valentine is the wildly successful author of self-help books that advocate transparency in every relationship.  But when her widowed mother passes away unexpectedly, Jamie discovers her own life has been based on a lie.  Angry and deeply betrayed, she sets out to find the truth—which may be in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay.  Cutting her most recent book tour short, Jamie books a room at the Inn at Sinclair’s Point, just outside St. Dennis.

The death of Daniel Sinclair’s father forced him to take over the family inn, and his wife’s death left him a single parent of two children, so there’s little room for anything else in his life.  His lovely new guest is intriguing, though, and he’s curious about the secret she’s clearly hiding.  But in the end, Jamie and Dan could discover the greatest truth of all: that the search for one thing just might lead to the find of a lifetime—if you keep your heart open.

“[THAT CHESAPEAKE SUMMER] deftly uses the tools of the genre to explore issues of identity, truth, and small town kinship… Stewart offers a strong statement on the power of love and trust, a fitting theme for this big-hearted small town romance.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A touching story of self-discovery and homecoming that is sure to warm readers’ hearts…fans are sure to feel right at home in Stewart’s idyllic seaside setting and follow this emotional journey with avid interest.”
RT Reviews

New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to her Chesapeake Diaries series and to St. Dennis on the idyllic Eastern Shore of Maryland in the “big-hearted small town romance” (Publishers Weekly) THAT CHESAPEAKE SUMMER.


MARIAH STEWART is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories.  A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens.  

Visit her website at, and like her on Facebook at

Blog Tour:
6/22:                 Harlequin Junkies
6/23:                 USA Today’s Happy Ever After
6/24:                 Reviews from the Heart
6/25:                 Booked on a Feeling
6/26:                 From L.A. to LA
6/27:                 From the TBR Pile
6/28:                 Abigail Books Addiction
6/29:                 Romancing the Book
6/30:                 Bibliotica
7/1:                   Four Chicks Flipping Pages
7/2:                   The Lovely Books
7/3:                   Sara’s Organized Chaos
7/6:                   Reviews by Crystal
7/8:                   Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
7/9:                   Bookfan
►7/10:            Emily-Jane's Book Corner
7/13:                 Literary Gossip
7/19:                 Ramblings from this Chick
7/26:                 Svetlana’s Reads

If Only In My Dreams
November 30, 2015
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The Chesapeake Diaries #10
July 2016
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Disintegration by Richard Thomas

Author: Richard Thomas
Publisher: Alibi
Date of publication: June 2015

Once a suburban husband and father, now the man has lost all sense of time. He retains only a few keepsakes of his former life: a handmade dining room table, an armoire and dresser from the bedroom, and a tape of the last message his wife ever left on their answering machine. These are memories of a man who no longer exists. Booze and an affair with a beautiful woman provide little relief, with the only meaning left in his life comes from his assignments. An envelope slipped under the door of his apartment with the name and address of an unpunished evildoer. The unspoken directive to kill. And every time he does, he marks the occasion with a memento: a tattoo. He has a lot of tattoos.

But into this unchanging existence seep unsettling questions. How much of what he feels and sees can he trust? How much is a lie designed to control him? He will risk his own life—and the lives of everyone around him—to find out.

Disintegration is a good word for this book.  The story quickly breaks down into a very confusing mess.  I thought the synopsis looked intriguing so I went for it.  I'm not so sure I can say I am glad that I did.  The narrator of the book is unnamed.  He lost his family at some point and is now a drunk hit-man hired by some unknown guy.  His sense of time is gone and he can only mark it by his kill tattoos.

I'm not totally sure what the purpose of this story was.  I had a hard time following it.  While I do like my stories abstract at times, I don't like to constantly be in a state of confusion.  The book just made for an uncomfortable read because I never really knew what was going on half the time.  The story basically is told to us through his alcohol clouded mind so there is really no sense of time or reality.  The ending is also depressing and made me wonder at all of the 5 star reviews.

This definitely wasn't a book for me.  Maybe you'll have better luck with it.

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About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in more than a hundred publications. Nominated for five Pushcart Prizes, he is the author of the novel Transubstantiate and two short-story collections, Herniated Roots and Staring into the Abyss. Thomas lives with his family in the Chicago area.

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Richard Thomas’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, May 26th: SJ2B House of Books
Wednesday, May 27th: Crime Fiction Lover
Thursday, May 28th: It’s a Mad Mad World
Friday, May 29th: Mallory Heart Reviews
Wednesday, June 3rd: Bell, Book & Candle
Thursday, June 4th: The Qwillery
Monday, June 8th: Priscilla and her Books
Thursday, June 11th: FictionZeal
Monday, June 15th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, June 17th: My Bookish Ways
Wednesday, June 24th: A Reader’s Oasis
Friday, June 26th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, August 3rd: The Scary Reviews

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Excerpt of Beneath These Chains by Meghan March

Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Self
Date of publication: June 2015

I was raised on the streets, so I know things are rarely as simple as they appear—especially this rich girl showing up at my pawnshop demanding a job.

She’s the most tempting thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ll be damned if I can make her leave.
Shit just got complicated … but when it comes to her—I want complicated.

We’re both fighting our own demons, and our only chance at a future is to let go of the past.

But will we be strong enough to break free from beneath these chains?

My thoughts:

This is the first  book I have read by this author.  I didn't know going in that it is part of a series, so I thought it stood well on its own as a stand alone .  After devouring this  book, I am on the hunt for the first two books, Beneath This Mask and Beneath This Ink because I love bad boy stories.  Who doesn't?  In Beneath These Chains, Lord owns a pawn shop and knows he is in trouble when Elle walks in demanding to be hired.  He can't resist her and tried to do what he can to make her his.

I loved these two together.  I swear, Lord just took up a spot on my book boyfriend list.  He's an alpha male at its finest, but he was also very good to Elle in helping her feel in control when she needed to be.  I loved these two together and their bed room scenes just sizzled off the page!  One of the best parts is the story of how Lord got his name.  I couldn't stop giggling at that one!

There is a little mystery in the book.  Someone is killing off people who have wronged these two in some way.  I didn't see the resolution coming, which was a bonus, But, I was a bit sad at the solution.  Read it and you'll understand.  Below is a teaser of the book.  Make sure to give this one a try!  


Chapter 1
I fucking hated people who stole from me. Which was ironic, considering the only thing that had kept me from starving as a kid had been picking pockets and snatching purses. I dropped my elbows to the desk and rubbed a hand over my buzzed head.
“Goddamn, karma’s a bitch.”
“She the bitch you fucked last night, bro?” The leather of my office couch creaked as Mathieu sank his tall, lanky frame into it.
“How many times do I have to tell you not to call women ‘bitches,’ boy?”
My words were met with a long sigh from Mathieu. Ever since he’d walked into Chains and tried to grab a guitar and run back out the door—only to be tackled to the ground by yours truly—he’d been a fixture in my life. To be fair, his choices had been to work off the price of what he’d attempted to steal, or go directly to the nearest cop shop. The entire situation had been such a blast from the past, I’d caught myself smiling when I should’ve been glaring and scaring the piss out of the kid. But apparently I’d done an okay job of it because he’d decided starting a rap sheet at seventeen wasn’t a good plan. Thank fuck. Almost two years later, the kid was my right hand.
And now that Chains was mine, someone was stealing from me—but not just someone. An employee. Someone I should’ve been able to trust. The cameras I had installed on her day off had already paid for themselves.
I rolled my head from side to side, cracking my neck. I hated firing people. It never got easier. And this time? This time it was going to be even worse … because there would be tears. And quite possibly claws.
Pushing up from the chair, I strode to the door without looking at Mathieu. Over my shoulder, I tossed, “You might want to stay here; Brianna’s ass is about to get canned.”
“For real?” His words followed me out, but I didn’t bother to reply.
Every time I stepped foot onto the shop floor, a feeling of pride surged through me—pride that I’d helped build this business into one that was not only honest, but profitable. At least, it was profitable when one of my employees wasn’t skimming off the till and messing with my bank deposits.
Finger twirling in her long, dark extensions and gum snapping between her teeth, Brianna flipped the pages of a magazine with a giant black Sharpie in one hand, circling shit. Probably shit she wanted to buy with the money she’d been stealing from me. The store was empty, which made what I was about to do a little easier.
“Bree, need a few minutes.”
Her head popped up, lips pursing as she took me in. “You can have all the time you need, boss.” Her gaudy fake eyelashes batted at me in what I assumed was supposed to be a sexy move. I stowed the urge to tell her to save it for someone whose dick got hard at the sight of her … but since I was about to fire her, why add insult to injury? The woman had been unsuccessfully trying to add her notch to my bedpost since I’d hired her. Bringing her on had been a mistake, and I’d known it from the minute she’d walked in the door, but a friend had called in a favor.
“Boss? You had something to say?” she prompted.
I watched her, not speaking.
She stopped the hair twirling and capped the Sharpie, resituating herself on the stool and folding her hands in her lap.
“You’re done.”
Bree’s dark eyes flew wide. “Done? You mean done for the day?”
“Done. For good. Get your shit and get out.” 
Bree lost the innocent pose as she crossed her arms and stared me down. “Not until you tell me why.”
In two long strides, I closed the distance between the register and me and pressed my hands to the counter.
“I gave you a job. Gave you a paycheck you didn’t have to suck a dick to get. But that wasn’t enough for you. You had to have more, and instead of coming to me and asking for a raise, you decided to make it happen yourself.”
The color faded from her face, leaving her mocha-colored skin sallow. “Wh-what?”
“Get your shit.”
“I swear, I didn’t—”
“Don’t fucking lie to me. I can show you the tape if you want to see what I saw.”
Her lower lip started to wobble. It wasn’t going to work. I’d given her the benefit of the doubt, hoped I was wrong or it was just a one-time thing. But she’d gotten too bold.
“But I need this—”
 I cut her off. She wasn’t even going to deny it. Not that she could. We both knew she’d done it, and I wasn’t in the mood to listen to her beg or justify her actions. Even though she didn’t know it, I’d already given her a second chance. And all that had done was cost me even more than I could afford to lose. “I needed someone to work the shop—someone who wasn’t going to fuck me over and steal from me. You weren’t capable of that, so you’re out. Now get your shit.”
“Save your breath, Bree. I ain’t listening unless you’re here to tell me you’ve got all the money you’ve taken, and you’re putting it right back where it belongs.”
Her face twisted into an angry glare even as the tears started falling. “You … you don’t understand.”
“No, I really don’t understand.” I crossed my arms and waited her out. When she realized the water works weren’t changing my decision, she spun off the stool, grabbed her giant purple purse from behind the counter, and stalked toward the door.
“You get all self-righteous with me about a little cash while you basically steal from people? Giving ‘em twenty dollars for their shit? Like you’re one to judge.”
A little cash? She’d skimmed enough to buy a nice used car, and I’d been too trusting to even realize it until the numbers hadn’t added up in a big way.
She slowed near the guitars at the front of the store and malicious glee lit her eyes.
She wouldn’t.
Oh, but she did.
Bree grabbed a guitar and swung it toward the rack as the chimes above the front door jangled. Wood crashed against wood, and two female screeches erupted.
Shit … if she injured a customer…
I charged Bree and ripped the guitar from her hands before she could swing again. A swirl of red hair caught my attention as the other woman dodged out of the strike zone.
Bree struggled against my hold, and I wondered if I was going to end up with a face full of the acrylic claws tearing at my arms. “Let go of me, you asshole!”
 “Whoa, boss. Getting the door for ya.” Mathieu bolted across the shop and yanked the door open again. I hustled Bree out and set her free on the sidewalk.
She spun to face Mathieu and me. “You’re gonna regret this,” she hissed. “I swear, you will.”
A soft laugh came from the open door. “From what I’ve seen, I highly doubt it.”
Bree opened her mouth to spew something else, but I shut her down. “Get gone. I don’t ever wanna see you near my shop again.”
Bree’s flinty eyes narrowed as she shouldered her purse. “Fuck you, Lord. You think you’re better than me? Not a chance. You’re just thievin’ street scum. Fuck you.”
“And now she’s getting repetitious,” the husky female voice commented from behind me.
Lip curling in disgust, Bree turned and marched toward the corner, never looking back.
“Her exit could totally use some work, but all-in-all, that was one hell of a welcome.”
I turned to survey the woman standing in the doorway of Chains. Even without a photographic memory, I didn’t think I’d ever forget this particular pose: one arm braced on the doorframe and the other propped on her hip, a green dress hugging curves that had my entire body sitting up and taking notice. Matched with her long, curling red hair, she was a goddamn knockout. What the hell is she doing here?
“You lost, sweet thing?”
She stepped onto the sidewalk and tore the HELP WANTED sign off the bottom corner of the front window. Holding it between two fingers, she smiled. “Nope. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I’m your newest employee.”

About Meghan March:

Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at

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Beneath This Mask (Beneath #1)

Beneath This Ink (Beneath #2)

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