Everything he wants by Lisa Hughey – IBF Review


Everything He Wants

By: Lisa Hughey
Genres: Romance
Pages: 214
Series: Billionaire Breakfast Club
Publisher: Salty Kisses Press
Published on: February 13, 2018
Everything he wants by Lisa Hughey – IBF Review

Boy Meets Girl. It's the way romances usually begin...and while we all love a happy ending, it's the #meetcute that wins our hearts.

Everything He Wants (Billionaire Breakfast Club #1 The Jock) A #meetcute romance

Their friends set up an interview, it was supposed to be simple....

D’Andre Smith has it all.

Fame. Money. Women. On the outside, his life looks perfect. But he's got a secret that could destroy it all, so the last woman he should get involved with is a reporter.

Elise Putnam is searching for a scoop to scoop all scoops to prove her investigative chops, so the last thing she should do is get involved with an interview subject.

Their instant attraction has the potential to develop into something more if D opens his heart and Elise opens her mind. But their ingrained desire to protect their secrets may be stronger than their love....

Everything He Wants is the first book in the Billionaire Breakfast Club series. Seven strangers-with nothing in common except the desire to succeed-discover true love....

In one of the panels during IBF I won a book, and I read it that evening, it was that good. The next morning I told the author about it, and during the signing she gave me the next book in the series.  While I was not able to read it immediately, once I got home I did.  It is everything the first one was and more.

Lisa Hughey, the author has created a world surrounding a group of friends known as the Billionaire Breakfast club.  It is a good of people who met under interesting circumstances that have since become the best of friends. What first started as a rush to see who could become a billionaire first, has morphed into helping each other strive to the best they can be, regardless of how much money their bank accounts have.

D’Andre the main male character of this book is a football player with a secret.  We know the secret right off the bat, but no one else does. I am actually unsure if anyone, even his agent knows.  The main female character is Elisa, a daughter of the wealthy, and likewise her father expects her to be a good girl and marry and have children. Elise however wants to work in journalism, and especially sports writing.

This story isn’t just about D’Andre, or Elise, or even whatever relationship there is.  It is also about powerful men feeling they have control over women. Powerful men who feel that if a girl isn’t acting like they think they should. That it is okay to belittle, kick out, and otherwise treat like crap.  Most would read these things and think, “that doesn’t really happen.” It does, and sadly most women don’t have the ability to escape that Elise does.

This book is also about friendships, and the ties that bind. Not all family is from blood, and not all blood is family, and this book really highlights that.  This books speaks to me, the reader. Not only a fun, romance wavelength, but also on a deeper, soulful wavelength. For me that is what books should do. They should be fun, they should let me escape, but they should also tie me into feeling something. Even if that emotion is hate.

 

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Autumn Magic by T.M. Cromer – IBF Review


Autumn Magic (Thorne Witches, #2)

By: T.M. Cromer
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy Romance
Pages: 236
Publisher: TM Cromer Books
Published on: June 19, 2018
Autumn Magic by T.M. Cromer – IBF Review

Autumn Thorne believed she discovered the perfect love. Yet the moment she revealed she was a witch, her relationship went to hell in a handbasket. Nearly a decade later, in an ironic twist of fate, the man who shunned her shows up on her doorstep and asks for her help to develop his own latent powers.

For the better part of nine years, Keaton Carlyle has tried to forget the one woman whose very touch made him burn with uncontrollable desire. Now, left with no choice, he must seek her out to master the magic building within. But the more time Keaton spends with Autumn, the more he realizes his old feelings for her have never truly been extinguished and the flames blaze hotter than ever.

When Autumn sets off on a mission to uncover an ancient artifact crucial to saving her mother, Keaton is hot on her heels, determined to make up for the wrongs of the past and rescue Autumn from the clutches of the madman holding her hostage. Faced with life or death, they must learn to work together. But can Autumn ever again trust the man who so cruelly betrayed her?

Book 2 in a 6 book series.

Also by this author: Summer Magic (The Thorne Witches Book 1)

 

The first book in this series was an IBF review.  Technically so is the second. However, halfway through the first book it went from an IFB book review to something new. It became an “I love this series and I adore the author.”  I truly do, T.M. is not only a wonderful author, but a wonderful human being. Many would assume that they are part and partial, but sadly that is not true.

So Summer Magic was about a woman with a name Summer, so it is no surprise that this Autumn magic is about a woman with the name of Autumn. Autumn goes by Tum, which I think is super cute and I will get to that more later.  A family of four, which after the first book, you realize is much bigger. And more complicated than just four sisters, their dad, and their deceased mother. In fact apparently mom isn’t dead, Summer is a twin, and Autumn hates her neighbor.

In fact she may or may not have set fire to his vehicle without realizing that it wasn’t just his, but his daughter’s pride and joy as well. Keaton and Autumn loved each other, until she told him what she was. It was discovered that the Carlyle’s are actually wizards and so while he disliked her for so long, he comes to realize that maybe she isn’t horrible.  He still hates her, but maybe not as bad.

When it became apparent that Autumn is the one that wants to go to Asia in search of something that could possibly help their mom, Keaton decides he is going to go as well. When you are dealing with magic, there is no simple guide on what will happen. Especially when you find out that your darling uncle is as much of a bastard as you thought he was. Even though it may not be as much his fault as you originally thought.

This book kept me in the world that the first book pulled me into.  I have it under good authority that the author is currently working on the fourth book, Spring and that Winter came out just awhile ago.  When I have some free time, I plan on reading Winter Magic, to learn about Winnie.

I love this world and I love the characters. The author has done a great job of pulling in personality and emotion to these stories. I like that even though this story is about Tums, Summer is also part of it. Actually all the sisters are, it shows how close they are. While this could be a standalone, it still ties in with the other book in the series.

This is going to be a much longer series than four and I am excited to see where it leads.

About T.M. Cromer

T.M. Cromer loves to craft wildly entertaining stories designed to keep you glued to your seat, turning the pages to find out what the heck happens next. She specializes in kickass heroines and the men who adore them. Genres she has tackled include contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance.

While originally from New Jersey, T.M. spent most of her growing up years in a small beach town located in northeast Florida. Currently, you can find her hunched over her keyboard in a small town in central Illinois. When she isn't writing, she's at the beck and call of her fuzzy soulmate, Tink.

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Light Untamed by Bonnie Gill


Light Untamed

By: Bonnie Gill
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 213
Series: L.A.M.P.S. #3
Published on: October 24, 2018
Light Untamed by Bonnie Gill

Pet lover and animal activist Pepper Peterson has a secret. She inherited the caretaker position of the notorious Hell Hounds from her deceased aunt. Every year on Halloween she opens the gates to hell and sets them free to mark the souls of the damned. Only this year she lost the magic whistle to call them home and the massive black beasts run amok causing mischief in the town.

Ottar Jones holds the position of senior boss man at L.A.M.P.S. (Legends and Myths Police Squad) secret government agency. Ottar appalls Pepper. He’s the most barbaric man she’s ever met, but she can’t stop thinking about the sexy brute. When he finally chooses to show up to repair her dinosaur statue, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time.

Ottar’s calendar has been packed full of mythical beasts to capture. Upon return to Haber Cove for his friend River’s wedding he has to contend with the crazy but hot vegan’s dinosaur, but a surprise awaits him. Haber Cove is infested with flesh-eating, ankle-biting Jack-a-lopes, and a pack of large black Hell Hounds. Will all hell break loose when he finds who let the dogs out? Or will Pepper turn out to be the one woman who can tame the savage Aussie hunter?

Light Untamed is the third novel in the L.A.M.P.S. series that features hunky secret agents who find true love while hunting dangerous Cryptids.

Also by this author: Tempting the Light, Pursuing the Light
 
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This series rapidly became one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series of all time. While each book is tied together, each is also extremely unique and fun in it’s own way. I love the L.A.M.P.S world that Bonnie Gill has created.

 

I’ve been impatiently waiting for a story about Ottar. He is one of my favorite characters and I was happy to see he finally gets his own. He’s a crazy character for sure, but loveable at the same time. His personality is so vastly different from Pepper that it felt like the only place that would truly appreciate this matchup would be Haber Cove.

 

Gill does an amazing job of taking old legends and adding a modern and crazy twist to them. She’s able to keep the bones of the legends enough that we still recognize them, but doesn’t distort them so much they feel wrong.

 

Overall, I love this book. I was cracking up the whole time. Definitely, a must read series.

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About Bonnie Gill

Bonnie Gill grew up in the suburbs right outside Chicago. As a child she loved making up ghost stories at night to scare her sisters and friends.

She writes Paranormal Romance with a twist of humor. When she isn’t writing you can find her on a haunted tour, volunteering at pet rescues, or digging around in her fairy garden waiting for fairies to show. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter and the Windy City chapter.

She lives in Northern Illinois with her four rescue dogs, a big fat cat, and her ever patient boyfriend who laughs at all her goofy jokes.

She loves to hear from her readers.

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