Rachel's Week Recap! with Velvet Cruelty by Eve Dangerfield

Velvet Cruelty by Eve Dangerfield is now live!

Once upon a time I was promised to a powerful man. I know my duty. But on my wedding day, I'm stolen by four men. Men who loathe my fiancé. They're going to use me to fulfill their vendetta.

One of them only wants my body.

One of them wants me as his wife.

Another one offers freedom... at a price.

And the last wants me dead.

I was raised to be a good society wife. Now I'm facing a battle of wits and breathless desire. My only hope is to set aside my innocence. Or learn to use it as a weapon.

Author's Note: VELVET CRUELTY is a scorching romance between a woman and four beautifully dangerous men in which she never has to choose. Read at your own discretion.

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I didn't know this was a series...or trilogy... or anything other than a one and done. Not saying it's a bad thing, as I LOVE a series and a good cliffhanger. So for all of you cliffhanger haters...you may want to wait until whatever this is is finished.
 This is a first read for me by this author. I jumped on the "read a new to me author" bandwagon this year and try to pick one a month.
   The is a dark and dirty, rude and crude erotically charged reverse harem. It's sexy AF and done in such a way to grab the reader and not let go.
  These four main men are really well written. I love how each has their own dangerous and demeaning characteristic. How each one can be scary and enticing at the same time.
 January is a bit clueless, and that's part of the charm. Part of what makes this story as enticing as it is. She's that trusting, silly little girl that is so appealing to the foursome that wants to debase and humiliate her at every turn. That wants to take that pretty little princess sitting on a pedestal and make her their dirty little whore. That IS the point.
  If you're still not sure it's for you... there are triggers.
 Kidnapping, humiliation, coercion, drugging, duress, dub-con... the list goes on.
  You know when the cliffy is coming. You know basically HOW the book is going to end...and that you'll be left wanting MORE!
  If you can read a story and realize it's a work of fiction and ABSOLUTELY not meant to be "realistic" and you like the triggers.. well then pick this one up and enjoy the ride. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
 Totally enjoyed this read and can't wait for Silk Malice!

4 Stars

Meet Eve

Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels ever since she first swiped her grandmother's paperbacks. Now she writes her own stories about complicated women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Her work has been described as 'genre-defying,' 'insanely hot' and 'the defibrillator contemporary romance needs right now'...and not just by herself or those who might need bone marrow...OTHER PEOPLE! She lives in Melbourne with her boy and a bunch of semi-dead plants. She can generally be found making a mess.

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True North by JB Salsbury, Blog Tour with Rachel's review!


Choosing her may ruin his life.
But he doesn’t want a life without her.

True North, an all new forbidden, workplace contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury is now available!

The North name is a heavy burden. Two things I learned young—the best way to keep my head on is to keep my head down, and… never fall in love.
But I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress.

Lillian came into my life swinging. Mistaking me for my abusive twin brother, she greets me with a swift kick to the balls and a busted lip. Then she really shakes up my world.

She needs her job, but she needs a break just as much. And nothing silences my demons as efficiently as playing the hero.

To protect her from my jerk twin—her boss—I take her on a business trip and quickly learn that she’s different. Blunt. Honest. Intriguingly strange. I’m transfixed, so when she unknowingly sinks a multimillion-dollar deal, I don’t speak up. Something my family won’t forgive.

Now, I have a choice to make. I can go against my own blood and burn the North legacy to the ground, or play it safe, commit to my self-imposed rules and predestined future. Choosing her would ruin my life as I know it, but I’m starting to wonder if a life without her is worth living.

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We stroll down the street, taking turns with the fried bread and looking at each booth that offers some variation of Native American cuisine. Lillian finds a way to strike up a conversation with everyone. The woman likes to talk. And I’m getting an unexpected level of enjoyment watching her.
“Let’s head to the arts section.” She tugs on my jacket sleeve. “I want to get a souvenir—oh, look! A bouncy house!” She hooks her hand into the crook of my elbow.
I startle a little at the contact, even though, so lost in her excitement, she doesn’t seem to notice she’s even touching me.
“We have to jump in the bouncy house!”
“Why? We’re not six years old.”
She drags me closer to the jungle-themed contraption, complete with inflated palm trees, monkeys, and bananas decorating the entrance. “Because it’ll be fun.” She whirls around, her pale blue eyes dancing. “You do remember what fun is, don’t you?”
“My idea of fun isn’t making a fool out of myself in front of a bunch of kids.”
“Why not?” She toes off her shoes. “Kids don’t care if you look like an idiot.”
“You go ahead.”
“You’re missing out,” she calls as she ducks through the strips of green plastic made to look like hanging vines.
Within one minute, she’s laughing with the kids, jumping in a blur of black, with her golden hair flying in every direction. I don’t mean to stare, so I pull out my phone, sure that there’s an email I can attend to, but her laughter keeps my eyes from the screen. I’ve never heard a sound so authentic, free from the constraint of social expectation or acceptance. Have I ever met a person who gets this much joy from something so simple and childish? Lillian balks at a three-Michelin-star meal and finds a contagious kind of joy from a bouncy house.
She’s breathing hard as she has an in-depth discussion with the kids about what she dressed up as for Halloween and who would win in a fight between Sophia the First and someone named Doc McStuffins. A little girl asks her where Lillian’s mom is and if she wants to have a playdate tomorrow.
“See that guy there?” Lillian points me out to her new friends. “He’s afraid of bouncy houses.”
The group of littles reply in multiple forms of shock.
An evil smirk tilts her lips. “I think he might feel brave enough to try if you guys go talk to him.”
“Oh, come on…” I grumble.
Three kids who I wouldn’t guess to be older than five come barreling toward me.
“Don’t be scared!”
“My little sister isn’t even afraid!”
“You can hold my hand.” A small hand slips into mine and holds on. The little girl with bright brown eyes and black hair tilts her head back to look up at me, and something warm seeps into my chest. “Just hold on, okay?”
Only an asshole would say no to that face.
I kick off my shoes and let her drag me to the bouncy house. The kids are still shouting their encouragement while Lillian dissolves into a fit of laughter.
“Don’t be a wussy!” one of the boys calls out while jumping furiously.
I release the little girl’s hand and walk straight into Lillian’s space. Her laughter dies, and I watch her throat bob with a hard swallow.
“I’m going to pay you back for this,” I say low so the kids don’t hear, which makes my voice rumble.
A spark fires in her eyes. “You’ll have to catch me first.”

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True North is my very first read by JB Salsbury.
It's part of a series of standalones and while I read it without issue, I believe I would have like to have read them in order (I'm kinda particular about that) as I think it would have been a bit of an easier read to have met some of the characters before...but that doesn't mean you can't start wherever you'd like. They are standalones and I had no real issue reading out of order.
Being new to JB Salsbury's writing I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Her characters were superbly written. Lillian was indeed a hot mess and had no faith in herself. Hudson, mmmmmm. Let's just say he is 100% a fine specimen, willing to dig deeper when intrigued. He is an endearing, wonderful character.
Lillian and Hudson had an amazing relationship and there was just enough angst to make it emotional. The writing itself kept you turning the pages. True North was truly a great read.
And in saying that, I'm off to 1click the previous books in the series, because I need to read in order to ready myself for the next!
4 Stars!

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About JB Salsbury
JB Salsbury, New York Times Best Selling author of The Fighting Series, lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day lost in a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles as stories claw away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.

Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to write her first novel.

Since 2013 she has published six bestselling novels in The Fighting Series and won a RONE Award.

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Our Best Shot by A.M Williams Release Tour with Rachel's Review


  My life seemed perfect until he came back to town. With his sights set on me, he’s ready to settle down and face any challenge. Fans of Briar U by Elle Kennedy will devour Our Best Shot by A.M. Williams, a small-town, forced proximity, hockey romance.

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Rory On the outside, my life seems perfect. I have my friends, family, and quirky small town to keep me satisfied plus my secret writing career that’s done better than I ever dreamed. What’s not to love? There’s just one thing missing. But I don’t know what it is. At least until he comes back to town. The man I crushed on so hard in high school, I couldn’t talk in full sentences around him. He’s back, he’s ready to settle down, and he’s set his sights on me, the wallflower. Every time I turn around, there he is. He wants to know about me. And no matter how hard I try to ignore him...I can’t. He’s everything I wanted as a teenager. And as an adult? I’m discovering that he’s the total package and is ready to sweep me off my feet. Alex Deciding to retire from my professional hockey career was easy. I miss my family, friends, and hometown. I crave a slower lifestyle so I can finally settle down. What isn’t easy? Figuring out how to coach teenaged boys in how to play hockey and win over the woman I can’t stop thinking about. I think about her constantly and am constantly finding ways to run into her ‘by accident’. I want to know everything about her, but she’s hesitant and I have my work cut out for me to convince her to step outside her comfort zone and date me. But I’m up for the challenge. I’m ready to show her what being with me could be like and that she doesn’t need to be scared.

With outside forces working against us, can we get it together for our best shot at a happily ever after?

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A.M. Williams never fails to entertain me.  Another great read, Our Best Shot is a light hearted read about an ex hockey player who makes his way back home and lands square in the center of Rory's world.  She can't believe her crush of a lifetime is front and center, working at the same school as the new hockey coach. 

The story is written with a good pace. It's easy to read and enjoyable. Anyone from a small town can easily put themselves in the characters shoes.  I LOVE the fact it's about a townie returning home after making it big and the girl's the one with the mega secret!  Surrounded by jealous exes, adoring fans, an agent that doesn't want to let go and a whopper of a secret Alex and Rory have their work cut out for them.

a solid, enjoyable 4 star read 


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“You want to sit for a little while?” Alex asked, pointing to a bench just ahead of us and off the main path. I nodded, hoping that the bench would be enough out of the way that people wouldn’t notice us sitting there and stop staring. We settled in and I sipped my coffee, looking the park over. Compared to the weekend before, the park looked totally transformed. There were bright tents throughout the trees with local crafters and artisans, and loud chatter filled the air from people walking around. “This festival looks no different from when I came as a kid,” Alex said, pulling my attention to him. I glanced at him and watched as he looked over at what I’d just been looking at. “Are you surprised? You know we like tradition here.” Alex chuckled. “Not really. I guess since it’s been so long since I was here, that I expected something to have changed. But nothing has. The same tents, same vendors, same atmosphere.” I made a noise low in my throat. “There are some new vendors. They’re just peppered throughout. Some ones you’re thinking of don’t come anymore.” What I didn’t say was that some owners had died because of how old they were and their businesses closed. The town had to get some new life for the vendors, otherwise this festival would have dwindled. “Still. This is the same. If I close my eyes, I bet I could recall where everyone is and the order of the games at the rink. I feel like no time has passed.” I said nothing at first. Then I asked, “Are you happy to be here at least?” Alex met my gaze and nodded. “I am. It’s weird how I didn’t think about so much related to town while I was gone. I came home for holidays and brief visits, but everything else was just background. But now that I’m here, I can’t help remembering coming as a kid with my mom and sister. Hanging with my friends before our games. And all the other shit that the town does throughout the year.” I thought about what he was saying. I didn’t have any experience not coming to the town events, considering I went to college close by and returned to town the minute I could. I’d kept coming to everything, even throughout college.

About A.M. Williams

A.M. Williams is just a simple girl from the south that found herself living abroad. When she’s not annoying her cat or reading, she’s spending time with her husband and traveling as much as possible. She has a serious case of wanderlust and wants to go as many places as possible while she can. She loves Cheerwine, sweet tea, and North Carolina (eastern style) BBQ as well as those crystal clear waters on the North Carolina coast.

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