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Buddy Read: Freed by E.L James


Freed by E.L James 
Series: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian, #3
Genre: Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 546 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on June 1, 2021
E.L James: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organize one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancée won’t vow to obey…

And marriage brings its own challenges. Their passion for each other burns hotter and deeper than ever, but Ana’s defiant spirit continues to stir Christian’s darkest fears and tests his need for control. As old rivalries and resentments endanger them both, one misjudgment threatens to tear them apart.

Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself? And once he’s discovered the truth of his origins, can he find forgiveness and accept Ana’s unconditional love?

Can Christian finally be freed?

Relive the sensuality, the romance, and the drama of Fifty Shades Freed – the love story that enthralled millions of readers around the world – through the thoughts, reflections, and dreams of Christian Grey.

E.L. James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

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Audio Book Review: A Bride Worth Fighting For by Tracy Lauren

 


A Bride Worth Fighting For by Tracy Lauren 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Audiobook
Source: Read Me Romance -podcast
Published on August 31st 2020 by Read Me Romance
Tracy Lauren: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Abducted by aliens, Evie thinks the only thing she has to strive for in her hellish new life is survival. Dragged halfway across the galaxy to the newly colonized farming world of Ipoch, she’s intended to be awarded as a prize to the winner of a barbaric gladiator fight. She hopes the champion isn’t cruel, she hopes he doesn’t have the capacity to harm her, but never once, does she hope to fall in love.

Serif is done with fighting. He’s done with the threat it poses to his people. When he sees the beautiful Evie, however—there’s no turning back. He’ll agree to one last tournament to save the girl, and when he wins she’ll belong to him. Because this is more than just a battle, he soon realizes. This time, Serif is FIGHTING FOR HIS BRIDE.

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Book Review: Imagine Me By Tahereh Mafi

 


Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi 
Series: Shatter Me, #6
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 450 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on  March 31st 2020 by HarperCollins
Tahereh Mafi: Website Twitter Goodreads

Synopsis:
Juliette Ferrars. Ella Sommers. Which is the truth and which is the lie?

Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong—between Ella and Juliette—blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be her own to control.

The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming. But she may not get to choose what side she fights on.
 

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Buddy Read: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

 


Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines, #5
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 380 pages
Source: My Copy
Published July 29th 2014 by Penguin Books
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #12
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 236 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on February 8th 2017 by Independently published (first published February 6th 2017)
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
For seasons, I have waited for her – my perfect mate.

In a tribe full of happy couples, I am alone. But I am not content to remain this way. There are no eligible unmated females left, so I will do whatever it takes to bring females back to our tribe…even if it means doing something wrong. Even if it means I must purchase my mate on the intergalactic black market. I will do anything to possess her, to claim her as my own.

But will my ruthless move turn my female against me before we ever meet? Can she ever forgive a male that bought her freedom?

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Heart by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Heart by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #9
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 242 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on October 16th 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
I’ve never spent a day without my mate since arriving on the ice planet. I’m happy and in love, and we have a beautiful child together. All that changed when the world shook. My mate nearly died. He wakes up from his coma…and he can’t remember me. Or our son. Every memory of the past two years is gone. And that changes everything between us. How can I love someone that doesn’t remember me? How can I not, when I know he’s still my mate underneath it all?

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Touch by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Touch by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #7
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 300 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on June 14th 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
When I wake up on the ice planet, I’m scared of everything: this place is cold, silent, and the locals look more like blue devils than aliens. To make matters worse, one of the strangers decides I’m going to be his girlfriend and kidnaps me away from my sister. I’m completely and utterly alone. What’s a girl to do? Well, this girl escapes. Of course, that means I go from frying pan into the fire, and my situation gets even more dangerous. Just when I have no hope left, a new hero appears. Sure, he’s blue, horned, and has a tail. He’s also fierce, protective, makes me purr…and thinks I’m perfect. But is what we have real or just a mating instinct?

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Book Review: Defy Me By Tahereh Mafi

 


Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi 
Series: Shatter Me, #5
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 357 pages.
Source:My Copy
Published on  April 2nd 2019 by HarperCollins
Tahereh Mafi: Website Twitter Goodreads

Synopsis:
Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander of North America has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support and guidance. But he shatters her heart when he reveals that he’s been keeping secrets about her family and her identity from her—secrets that change everything.

Juliette is devastated, and the darkness that’s always dwelled within her threatens to consume her. An explosive encounter with unexpected visitors might be enough to push her over the edge
 

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Mate by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Mate by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #6
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 238 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on April 2nd 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
‘Resonance’ is supposed to be a dream – that’s when your soulmate is chosen for you. And everyone on the ice planet has hooked up with a big, hunky soulmate of their own…except me. So do I want a mate? Heck yeah. More than anything, all I’ve ever wanted is to be loved by someone. Except that the soulmate chosen for me? My least favorite person on the darn ice planet.

Haeden’s the most cranky, disapproving, unpleasant, overbearing male alien… so why is it that my body sings when he gets close? Why is he working so hard to prove to me that he’s not as awful as I think he is? I hate him… don’t I?

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Book Review: Ice Planet Holiday by Ruby Dixon

 


Ice Planet Holiday by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #4.5
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 134 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on October 16th 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
All this snow and no holidays? What’s a stranded human to do? Create a new holiday, of course. Georgie and the other women decide to bring some new traditions and cheer to the sa-khui. More babies are born, presents are exchanged, and a new romance blossoms between a human woman desperate for a change, and the alien determined to protect her.

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