Tuesday 31 August 2021

❤ Alpha CEO ❤ M. Robinson ❤


 From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a best friend’s baby sister, second chance billionaire romance.

I came from nothing and made something of myself. I’ve only ever loved two things. Cars and her.

I took that passion and built an empire.

Now I’m the CEO.

The alpha.

On top of the world.

I’m not the carefree man she once knew.

That was the problem with being one of the richest men in the world—everyone thinks they know me, but they only know what I want them to.

I’m demanding.



My company thinks they can change me. Soften my image. Make me more appealing to the public.

Little do they know, the woman they hired was my best friend’s little sister, and the last time I saw her...

I broke her heart.



 ARC received for an honest review

Alpha CEO - should be called Arsehole CEO.

 I know I am going to be in the minority here, but this book and I did not gel patricularly well at all.

I am all for an alphahole in my stories, but they have to have something redeeming, and that is something that Julian really didn't have for me.

He was a dick the first time we meet him, and a dick to the last page.

He was a bully and I kept on waiting for him to change, to lose the hardness and show some kindness, and when he starts to show a little, his a-holeyness comes right back.

I kept wanting Autumn to figuratively - and literally -knee him in the balls, but she kept falling for it all and I kept rolling my eyes at her.

There was one character that I couldn't fault, but you will have to wait and read to find out who that one might be.

I won't lie, I disliked Julian so much that I nearly gave up on this book on more than one occasion, but I haven't DNF's a M.Rob book yet and I didn't want to with this one.

There were some great things within this story, but for me they were overshadowed by my intense dislike for our main man, and that was something I just couldn't overcome.

These things probably won't bother other readers, however they really did me.  I spent half my time reading it complaining to a friend how horrible he was, so that probably wasn't a good sign lol

I am sure many many others will really enjoy it and fall in love with Julian, but this one really wasn't for me




M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world. Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.

When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.

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πŸ‘‘ Karina Halle 🌺 The Royals Next Door πŸ’œ

 ©   Bianca & Janeane  ✰ 

The Royals Next Door
Karina Halle

• 31 August 2021
• Standalone

4.9 Stars

An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle.


Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day--avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She lives a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who struggles with mental illness, avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town, and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider.


And she's happy with how things are--really--until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she's a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person's fairy tale is an ordinary woman's nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison's no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who's sworn off attachments into believing in white knights.


But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island she'll need more than Harrison's strong arms to shield her--she'll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they're willing to give up for a chance at their own happily ever after.

Piper + Harrison

Piper has been living on Salt Spring Island near Vancouver with her mom for five years now. She's a second grade teacher and a secret romance book pod caster.
Harrison is a royal bodyguard. He arrived with the Prince and his wife from England. And since Piper and her mom live in a little house which used to be the servant quarters of this huge mansion ... the Royals are our new neighbors.


First of all the cover! So pretty! I just love that.
And then the location! I've been to Vancouver Island many years ago and I just love this area.
And then the story. A bit of a cinderella-ish love story. Just too cute!
Piper is so sweet and a bit klutzy and Harrison is so typically British! They are so perfect for each other - but of course it might take a tiny while for them to realize that we're waiting for that Happily Ever After!

This book was funny and sparky and sexy and full of nature and island life. And of course we also have our problems... jealous gossip idiots and the paparazzi and Piper's mom's health problems and of course the fact that Harrison needs to go back to England one day soon. But I just loved reading this.
I wouldn't mind seeing it on Netflix one day!

THE ROYALS NEXT DOOR was an adorable + funny + sparky love story. I loved reading this! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Harrison - this one is MINE!!



Stalking Karina ...

Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Los Angeles in the winter. For more information, visit www.authorkarinahalle.com/books.

Halle is represented by Root Literary and is both self-published, and published by Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, and Montlake. Her books have been published in numerous languages around the world.

Monday 30 August 2021

⭐ DARE ME 🏳‍🌈 Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank 🏳‍🌈 Dare To Try Trilogy #2 ⭐

   ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 

• 30 August 2021
• Book #2 in the Dare To Try Trilogy
• M/M Romance

5 Stars

The moment Bash “Miss Razzle Dazzle” Vogel
sashayed into Lieutenant Kieran Bailey’s life, both
their worlds were turned upside down.

What started as an easy friendship quickly morphed
into sizzling chemistry that neither one could deny.

But what Kieran knows better than anyone is that
when a fire burns this hot and heavy,
someone’s bound to get burned.

Do they dare to risk being together?
Or will the flame of this hot match consume them both?

Dare Me is book two of the Dare to Try trilogy,
which must be read in order.

Want to meet Kieran before reading DARE YOU?

You can meet him in Ella‘s Prime Time Series!

Inside Affair (Book 1)
Breaking News (Book 2)
Headlines (Book 3)

Want to meet Bash before DARE YOU releases?
Check out Brooke’s South Haven Series!

A Little Bit Like Love (South Haven #1)
A Little Bit Like Desire (South Haven #2)

ARC received for an honest review
In the words of the fabulous David Rose

Kieran, Sebastian is just too Bashalicious to stay away from, right?

Carrying on right where Dare You finished, my heart was hurting for
both Kieran and Bash as I opened up my Kindle. Bash's hurt and
confusion about what he saw with the badge bunny, Kieran's hurt
that Bash had left him - oh my heart.

But I knew that these two would find their way back to each other.

I loved that we spent more time in South Haven, I loved that we got
more of Bash's life and friends.
I am glad that we didn't have to wait to long before our guys got their
sh!t together, as they neeeeed to be together.
We still have questions that need to be answered, and I am glad
we don't have too long to wait before we find out.

Bash + Kieran #2

Remember how book #1 ended?
Bash saw how Kieran was hurt on TV and he hurried to the station the next
morning to check on him and there he saw this 'Badge Bunny' hanging
all over him.
That was too much for our Bash - he was afraid that Kieran was
back to being straight. So he left.
Kieran thought he would only leave for now and they would meet
up again later - but nope - Bash left town.
And Kieran - all shoulder-hurting and confused - follows Bash to his
little Georgia island -  South Haven.



This second book was so adorable and funny!
At first we're all hurt and confused of course, but once Kieran shows up on
the island it gets super funny and adorable and Bash-y! And sexy of course!
I just adored the moments with the friends and also the alone moments.
We can't wait for our guys to finally get that happy end, but Kieran lives
in Chicago and Bash on this beautiful island ... what will happen in book #3?


 Links to the Book & Authors 

Book #1

Pre-Order Book #3:
TRUTH OR DARE - 27 September

Ella's Prime Time Series:
Book #1

Book #2

Book #3

Brooke's South Haven Series:
Book #1


Book #2

Ella & Brooke's Elite Trilogy
Book #1

Book #2

Book #3

Fallen Angels M/M Rock Star Series Book #1


Book #2


Book #3


Book #4

ACED M/M Series Book #1

Book #2

Haven't read Ella's M/M TEMPTATION series yet?
DO IT NOW!!!!!!

Confession Series:

Book #1

Book #2


Book #3


Book #4

Brooke's L.A. Liaisons series:




Brella's last Holiday romance:


Brella's 1st Holiday romance:

Brooke & Ella's Valentine's/Christmas Romance
Now on PassionFlix !

Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series,
including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite
erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised
as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart,
J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Brooke Blaine:

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew
how to read.
She used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m.
before elementary school was her quiet time.
Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump
she nowcarries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of
comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern
family for life,bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, shes easy to find -
just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s
dominated her cell phone for ten years.

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