Bound by Temptation (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #4)

Bound by Temptation by Cora Reilly My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really liked the story of Lily and Romero. Toward the end I did not see how they were going to make it, especially after the wedding to Benito was allowed to happen. I was in disbelief when she said “I do,” honestly. […]

Because of You (Because of You #1)

Because of You by Sam Mariano My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unfortunately my original review didn’t save, and it has now been six months since I read this book. My rating DID save so the five-star rating was determined immediately after having finished the book. This is the first book in a duet by […]

Forever Mine (Tormentor Mine #4)

Forever Mine by Anna Zaires My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hallelujah! The conclusion to Peter and Sara’s story has arrived, and it was SO worth the wait! I usually don’t read a series until all of the books are out, but got into this one without realizing that the fourth book had not yet […]

Crime Lord’s Paradise (Crime Lord #4.5)

Crime Lord’s Paradise by Mia Knight My rating: 2 of 5 stars Note: review originally written in April 2019 Disappointing I was unpleasantly surprised at the end of the previous book (Carmen’s story) to find that it was going to extend to two books, but the author stated at the end that the second book […]

Awakened by Sin (Crime Lord #4)

Awakened by Sin by Mia Knight My rating: 4 of 5 stars Emotional I found this book to be very emotional, and less suspenseful/action-packed than the other books. While it was still good, I admit that it didn’t hold my attention the way the others did. I kept reading waiting for something to emerge as […]

Once A Crime Lord (Crime Lord, #3)

Once A Crime Lord by Mia Knight My rating: 4 of 5 stars Good series I was disappointed to find that I had correctly guessed the villain in the first book, but still pleased with this series overall. The relationship between Lyla and Gavin is so turbulent. So angsty. He just can’t stop messing up- […]

Recaptured by the Crime Lord (Crime Lord #2)

Recaptured by the Crime Lord by Mia Knight My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gripping series I am really enjoying this series. The mystery of the identity of the new crime lord really has me riled up. I have my guess at who it is, but I’ll just have to wait and see if I’m […]

Crime Lord’s Captive (Crime Lord #1)

Crime Lord’s Captive by Mia Knight My rating: 4 of 5 stars Heartbreaking Wow- this one is sad. There are a couple of deaths in it that I kept hoping weren’t true, but sadly I was wrong. Just… so sad. This book did a great job establishing characters, and getting the reader to feel something […]

The Bad Guy

The Bad Guy by Celia Aaron My rating: 4 of 5 stars An easy and enjoyable read This was my first read by this author. Often I struggle with standalone books after getting so used to the character/story development afforded by a series, but this book did it well. There wasn’t an exorbitant amount of […]

Spark (Stronger Series #3)

Spark by Jay Marie My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent series As with the other books in this series, don’t go looking here for romance-you won’t find it. This is not a dark romance. I’ve seen it described as an erotic thriller, and I have to agree that is a better description. There are […]