Vow of Obedience by Brianna Hale Cavalieri Della Morte Series book 2

Title: Vow of Obedience
Series: Cavalieri Della Morte Series
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 11, 2019
Don’t cry, little girl. Daddy will forgive you.
The job was meant to be impossible, even for the Cavalieri Della Morte.
Kill Adelmo Lange, the reclusive crime boss who murdered my brother.
Until her. Adelmo's daughter.
Branwen has taken a vow of silence to atone for her sins, but I don’t need her to say a word.
She’s the bait that’s going to draw my target out.
Now she’s going to swear another vow. A vow of obedience. To me.
Together, we’re going to take down her father. If she does exactly what I tell her, she may even escape with her life.
Do as daddy says. 



Another great installment into the Cavalieri Della Morte!
Brainna Hale writes a quick, fast paced, darkish novella.
I sooooo wished it was longer!  Maybe down the road she can release an extended version...ooh, yes please!
The characters were enjoyable, the plot was well thought, quick, darkish, and I loved it!
Geraint...mmmmmmmm that's all there is to say there, lol!
Brianna Hale is definitely being added to my list of "must read" authors.  Anyone that can do this darkish, dirtyish, daddyish novella so well is a go to in my opinion!
4 Fabulous Stars


There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.

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Blog Tour: Crazy for Your Love by Lexi Ryan

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Crazy for Your Love by Lexi Ryan
Release Date: April 9, 2019
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Crazy for Your Love, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan
A family wedding with a fake boyfriend, meddling parents, and an obsessive ex . . . What could go wrong?
The only thing worse than being single at my sister’s wedding is finding out that my ex will be there too. Not just any ex—the guy everyone expected me to marry, the man I came to Jackson Harbor to escape.
Now I need a date, and fast. Enter Carter Jackson—the firefighter who’s dealing with an unwanted five minutes of fame ever since a shirtless photo of him saving a puppy went viral. He’s warding off propositions left and right, and he needs a fake relationship as much as I do.
Sweet and sexy, Carter is completely off-limits. See, I have a rule. A no heartache rule. Not only is Carter my friend and a known heartbreaker, but his job as a firefighter puts him in danger daily, and that’s something I just can’t handle.
The commitment between us might be pretend, but the passion all too real. As crazy as it makes me, I have to keep Carter at an arm’s length. Even that might not be enough to spare my heart.
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Carter and Teagan!  What can I say?  I loved these two.  The banter between them made me laugh and sometimes made me want to throw my kindle across the room.  They have been friends for year, and yes just friends.  Until Carter pulls a stunt that Teagan doesn't expect, he tells the town at a bachelor auction that Teagan is his girlfriend and he can't participate any longer.  Teagan is shocked but can totally use this little turn of events in her favor, she asks Carter to pretend to be her boyfriend at her sister's wedding, one her ex-boyfriend will be attending.  How Teagan's family stands by her ex-boyfriend made me angry at times, but when Teagan tells Carter what happened and eventually confesses to her parents about their relationship, it made so much more sense as to why they did.  But what both Carter and Teagan feel for each other is anything but fake, but can they make a relationship work without ruining their friendship? You need to read to find out.


3.5 stars

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Excerpt:
“The whole drive from the hospital, I told myself I wanted to check on you.” Carter wraps his hands around his coffee and looks up at me through thick, dark lashes most women would pay a premium for. “But the second I walked in the door, I knew that wasn’t what brought me here. I want to finish what we started.” I bite my lip and whimper. “You’re killing me.” “And when you look at me like that, all I want to do is seduce you into ignoring your better judgment.” That! my traitorous body cries. Yes, let’s do that! “But I get it,” he continues. “We’re friends, and as tempting as I find you—as tempting as I’ve always found you—if adding sex to our friendship is out of the question for you, this conversation is over. I want you, but I’m not enough of an idiot to ruin this just to take you to bed.” My brain stumbles on as tempting as I’ve always found you before landing on adding sex to our friendship. Is that an option? Does that ever work? Crap on a cracker. I’ve known Carter for four years, and I’ve never had to exert so much self-control for something as simple as not straddling his lap. “Tell me what you’re thinking.” His voice is low, a husky rumble that bypasses my brain and speaks directly to the parts of my anatomy I’d rather exclude from this conversation. I’m thinking I want you too. I’m thinking we could be naked and in my bed in less than sixty seconds. “I’m thinking you should leave,” I blurt, pushing the words past the other really bad ideas on the tip of my tongue. He blinks at me, then nods as he pushes out of his chair. “Sure. I understand.” Jumping up, I catch his arm. I can feel the heat of his skin through the cotton of his shirt sleeve. “I’ve never done this.” His eyes go wide. “Wow. I thought . . . Seriously?” “Not sex, you idiot. The whole friends-with-benefits thing. I’m not sure I’m made that way.” He’s quiet for a long beat. “If you need more than that from me, Tea, I—” I press my fingers to his lips and shake my head before he can say anything else. I’m not hoping for more. More is out of the question for me with someone like Carter. But even so, I don’t want to hear that he doesn’t want anything either. I know it’ll feel like rejection—even if that makes me a hypocrite. “I don’t want more, but I don’t know if . . .” I drop my hand from his mouth and lift onto my toes to press my lips to his. I want to know if it’ll feel like it did last night, and the second our mouths touch, I have my answer. Electric need zips through me. I loop my arms behind his neck, planning to take the kiss deeper. He doesn’t let me. With a hand on either of my wrists, he pulls my arms away and steps back, his eyes dark. “I’ll go. You think. If we do this, it needs to be a decision, not an accident.” I nod and watch him leave, but I stand there for a solid five minutes, considering running after him.
About Lexi:
Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: www.lexiryan.com
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Blog Tour: Eleanor & Grey by Brittainy C Cherry

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Eleanor & Grey, an all-new beautiful and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is available now!

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Greyson East left his mark on me.
As the young girl who first fell for him, I didn’t know much about life. I did know about his smiles, though, and his laughs, and the strange way my stomach flipped when he was near.
Life was perfect…until it wasn’t, and when we were forced to go our separate ways, I held on to our memories, let go of my first crush, and wished for the day I’d find him again.
When my wish came true, it was nothing like I imagined.
I couldn’t have known when I took the nanny position that it would be his children I looked after, that my new boss would be that boy I used to know, that boy who was now a man—a cold, lonely, detached man.
The smile and laugh I had loved so much were gone, now distant memories. Every part of him was covered in a fresh pain.
When he realized who I was, he made me promise to do my job and my job only.
He made me promise not to try to get to know him, not to recall the memories I’d treasured all this time.
But, sometimes, I saw the boy I’d once known in his stormy eyes. I saw the Greyson who smiled and laughed, who had stolen a young girl’s heart, and there was no doubt in my mind that this boy was worth fighting for.
I was given a second chance with the one who’d left his mark on me. All I hoped was that somehow I’d leave a mark on his soul, too.

Wow! Brittainy C. Cherry is one of my favorite authors and as I just finished Eleanor and Grey I remembered exactly why. Brittainy has a unique way of taking a reader to a sadness that you can’t imagine, even bringing tears to your eyes ( I cried 4 times while reading this book) but then slowly building you back to a place of happiness and a truly real happily ever after (not the story book kind).

Ellie was the “weird” girl in high school that most kids made fun of, but not Grey. He saw a light in Ellie that made his sadness and loneliness just a little more bearable. The friendship that they develop is slow and unique and grows to something neither one of them imagined...until one day Ellie’s world falls apart and she leaves Illinois. Just when Ellie is at her lowest and about to drown in her sorrow, Grey appears and with his silent comfort keeps her from drowning. Life and distance gets in the way and Grey and Ellie lose touch. Years later they come together when Ellie interviews for a nanny position, taking care of Greys 2 daughters. But the Grey that Ellie meets is a shell of the boy she knew and all she wants is to bring it back.

Grey List his wife in a tragic accident that has almost destroyed his family. Trying to cope he becomes a workaholic hardly spending any time with his two grieving daughters. And then Ellie walks back into his life and begins to heal all three of them with her unwavering support and unconditional love. Their journey is not easy, in fact is downright difficult. They are separated emotionally by the walls Grey has put up, his behavior and then actual space. But Ellie never stops being their for Grey and his girls and just when he begins to heal, he realizes that she is the light that is leading him back to a happiness he thought was gone forever when he wife died.

This book is a must read! I haven’t read a 5 star book in a while and this one brought me to tears and made me smile and gave me hope that their is always room for forgiveness and it is never too late to repair a broken relationship. 

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Eleanor
Thirty-two years old
Greyson’s assistant, Allison, finished giving me a tour of the house. “Okay, I think that’s everything. I’m going to head out now, but go ahead and make yourself comfortable. Get used to the property. Mr. East knows you’re here today, so don’t feel like you aren’t allowed to wander around a bit. If you need anything, my cell number is on the contact list in the book, or you can email me. If nothing comes up, I hope your first day goes well. Claire will be with you Monday to make sure the transition goes smoothly.” I must have looked terrified because as Allison grabbed her coat and purse to leave, she gave me a light squeeze on the shoulder. “You’re going to be fine, Eleanor. Mind over matter. You got this. Let’s touch base later in the week so I can check in on how things are going.” “Sounds great. Thanks, Allison.” After she left, I took a deep breath and flipped through a few pages in the binder. Then, I did a once-through of the house, familiarizing myself with whose room was where. There was something so unsettling about the quietness of Greyson’s home. It was so dark with an odd gloomy feeling attached to it, haunting almost. I didn’t mean dark as in the lighting situation, rather it was the energy level. There was such a heaviness in the space. The place felt like a house, not a home. If I hadn’t known any better, I wouldn’t have believed a family lived there at all. It felt so abandoned, almost like a memory frozen in time. That might’ve just been my own thoughts, thought, due to knowing about the tragedy that had taken place in the lives of the individuals who lived there. With the number of books I’d read, it wasn’t inaccurate to say my mind wandered toward the dramatics. I walked back into the kitchen, flipping through the binder, completely taken aback by the girls’ schedules. Between school, swim lessons, karate, piano lessons, physical therapy, and grief counseling, I wasn’t sure how they found the time to live a little. “Eleanor.” I leaped out of my skin at the sound of my name and turned to see Greyson standing behind me with an empty glass in his hand. He was dressed in a suit and tie, which was so strange to me. Who wore a suit and tie in their own home? I hardly wore pants when I was home alone. “Oh, Greyson, hi. Sorry I’m still here. Allison was just giving me a tour, and she said it was okay to look around a bit more.” “She made me aware.” Wow. He had responded immediately, unlike the first time I saw him. I called that progress. I smiled at him, but he didn’t smile back, and that felt like the oddest thing in the world. The old Greyson had been full of smiles. “It’s a beautiful home,” I stated, unsure what else to talk about. “It’s massive. I swear, it’s like ten times the size of my place.” He blankly stared my way as I shifted from foot to foot. “I love the décor,” I blurted out, and I hated myself the second the words left my lips. Just walk away, Eleanor. Don’t be awkward. “Those throw pillows in your living room are to die for. Where did you get them?” “The interior designer chose everything,” he replied dryly. “Oh, right, of course. My interior designer is normally the clearance section at T.J. Maxx,” I joked. “Or on special occasions, Target.” He didn’t laugh, probably because I wasn’t funny. I wondered when was the last time he’d laughed. Did he ever find anything funny anymore? We kept staring at one another in the most uncomfortable silence, though I didn’t feel as if I could pull myself away from it. I probably stared at him too long, but how could I not? I’d gone fifteen-some years without looking at him. It was understandable that I wouldn’t be able to turn away quickly. The awkwardness of it all finally came to a halt when Greyson cleared his throat. “Eleanor?” “Yes?” “I came for water.” “Oh?” I stared at him like an idiot, wide-eyed like a deer in headlights, waiting for his next words. I stood still as if he were going to expand on his interest in water. Was he offering me a drink? Were we going to sip water and catch up on things? Was I finally going to be able to ask him how he’d become the CEO of his father’s company at such a young age? What had happened to his father? His stare narrowed, and his lips turned down in a displeased fashion. He nodded once. “Hmm?” I asked. He nodded more aggressively this time, gesturing past me. I glanced behind me and realized I was standing right in front of the refrigerator, blocking the water dispenser. I stepped to the side, mentally beating myself up. Idiot. “Oh, right, of course. Well, I think I’m done here, so I’ll see myself out,” I stated, scrambling to grab my binder. “Have a good afternoon.” He didn’t reply, but that wasn’t shocking. I was quickly learning that this new Greyson didn’t have nearly as much to say as the old one.
About Brittainy:
Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author. She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.
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