B’s Reading Corner

Previously Previewed in My Monthly Newsletter.

When You Know
by Melissa Smith
When You Know is a beautiful contemporary romance about an unlikely pair that fall in love despite their social class differences. Only in this love story, it isn’t her who falls first but rather him. It’s true what they say… When you know – You know.This story is full of humor, tears, and love. I truly enjoyed getting to know Josie and Brody through When You Know and I can’t wait to continue their story in When You Fight.
Official Blurb
He’s living the dream. He’s got plenty of money, good friends and a new woman every weekend. He made all of his dreams come true. What more could he possibly want? Turns out, the only thing he wants is a girl who doesn’t want him back. Or so she says.
She’s on her own and proving to everyone that she’s an independent woman. Sure, her job is crap and so is her tiny apartment but hey, it’s something. Everything is going great until her old high school crush makes a move she did not see coming. She’s keeping her guard up around him, despite what her secret desires say.
Did he just find love at first sight? Does he even believe in such a thing, or is this just some crazy crush?
Can she trust his words? Maybe not but will his actions speak loud enough to change her mind about him?

Perfection of Suffering
by M. Sinclair
Perfection of Suffering is a contemporary romance RH by M. Sinclair who is more widely known for her fantasy and paranormal works. But I have got to say, she knocked this one out of the park, with the controversial topics that Dahlia her FMC has to deal with. Dahlia suffers from bullying of the Mean Girl variety and an eating disorder as a result. It is a beautiful story of love, loss, and healing.
Absolute love and will become one of my go-to reads.
Official Blurb
The Southern Aristocracy brought together by one woman – Dahlia Aldridge.
I had lived here most of my life in a blissful state of ignorance, surrounded by a loving family and the other residents of Wildberry Lane. Specifically, their sons – the heirs to some of the largest fortunes in the country. I had grown used to them acting as my shadows, protecting me and surrounding me with enough affection that I never questioned if their words were in fact the truth.
Then the Brooks twins came to town. Suddenly, everything I had known about myself was being shattered as they dug up my worst insecurities and exploited them to the world. I began questioning everything.
Kingston Ross. Stratton Lee. Yates Carter. Lincoln & Sterling Gates.
They have been able to protect me from everything… but myself….
Finish reading the rest of the blurb here

WARNING: THIS BOOK DOES CONTAIN SEXUAL CONTENT FOR +18, SWEARING, VIOLENCE, AND TRIGGERS WHEN IT COMES TO SPECIFICALLY, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EATING DISORDERS AND BULLYING. IMPORTANT TO NOTE, THE BULLYING IS NOT DONE BY THE HAREM, BUT RATHER OUTSIDE SOURCES. THIS IS A SLOW/MEDIUM BURN SERIES.

Lost
by M. Sinclair
Effie is a sweet girl who doesn’t see the strength she holds inside her. To survive not only being turned into a bitten she-wolf but the abusive past she had to endure, is amazing. Now she’s shipped off and thrust into yet another world she hadn’t planned for. Top it all off the secrets she learns are heartbreaking.
Silverline?? Mates!!!
While I love the men coming into her life… they also pissed me off. They need to learn to be more open with her going forward. Seriously… not cool guys.
The beginning was a little slow to take off for me but it seriously picked up and hooked me to the point I didn’t want to put it down and it became my evening reward for a good day’s work. I can’t wait for book 2 after the book hanger we were left with.
Lost Offical Blurb
Broken alphas. A lost wolf. A fate she never expected.
Silver Falls University. There was no reason for a female bitten wolf like myself to be here. More so, there was no reason that someone who grew up as poor as I did, in an overcrowded pack house in the South side of Chicago, should be making her way up north to one of the most prestigious supernatural universities in the country.
I truly had no idea what to expect…..
Finish reading the rest of the Lost Blurb here

Warning: This PNR university-style RH will contain swearing, adult sexual content +18, elements of PTSD and mention of prior emotional, sexual, and physical abuse, violence, and additional darker themes.

Shadowland Sector Series
by Mila Young
This series captured me. It was a little slow at the beginning for me because I prefer the fast pace, get into the meat of it story but by the end of the first book, I couldn’t wait for the second which just left me itching for the last. Of course, Mila doesn’t just end it the line there… No, she has to go and tease us with a spin-off series. Shadowland Sector follows the life of Meira, who for some reason is ‘immune’ to the zombies who roam the world killing everything. However, what makes her special just might kill her. And what she calls a monster living inside her is the one thing that could save her life and that of the men she comes to love.If you haven’t picked up this series I highly recommend it.  
Shadowlands Sector, One Offical Blurb
They call me an outcast, weak.
I’ve fought my whole life for survival, running from an attack on my family I ended up hiding with the Ash Wolves. This one move might be my biggest mistake of all. And I’m the queen of mistakes…
I let them believe I’m broken, let them believe the lies. I let them believe anything they want…as long as it isn’t the truth…..
Finish reading the rest of the Shadowland Sector Blurb here

This is a standalone shifter paranormal romance story for those who love alpha protectors, wolf shifters, and steamy scenes.

Claimed by Wolves Series
by Callie Rose
I read the first two books of this series when they first came out and am now getting back into reading the rest of the series. I love Mia the FMC. She has no clue the reach of her potential and the strength she has locked inside, but she will. She spent her life locked away, abused, and broken. All the hands at the man she called family.
When she finally gets free, a whole new world is opened up to her, and she finds her mates, something she had no clue was even out there. Now she will stop nothing to stay free and protect her new family.
Fated Magic Blurb:
Wolf shifters are real. And three alphas have claimed me as their mate.
For years, I’ve been kept prisoner by my uncle, hidden like a piece of trash in the basement of his house. Beaten, broken, and neglected, hated by him for reasons I can’t even understand.
But one night on the back roads of rural Montana, I see a chance for escape.
And I take it.
I run.
…straight into the arms of a naked man.
Finish reading the rest of the Fated Magic blurb here.

Fated Magic is the first book in the Claimed by Wolves series, a reverse harem paranormal shifter romance. It contains cursing, violence, growly alpha males, steamy sex, and a heroine who finds her strength in the midst of it all.

The (un)Lucky Succubus Series
by L.L. Frost
This was a lucky find for me. I needed to clear my head this popped up in a group and I figured, what the hell, let’s check it out. 
I abso-fucking-lutely love Adie. She is snarky and witty and willing to fight for what she wants. What does she want? To open a bakery. To not ‘feed’ the way a succubus is supposed to. To just live a normal, mundane life. So not your typical succubus, right? 
Unfortunately, men have to come along and fuck it all up. Yeah, I don’t like them so much, not in the beginning. Send them back to hell Adie.
Succubus Bargain Official Blurb
In a world where demons live in hiding among humans, Adie Pond is a stranded succubus locked out of dreamland. She wants to live a quiet life on the corporeal plane, fit in with humans, and have as much of a normal life as a demon can. She thinks she’s come up with a great alternative to sexing humans to death: open a bakery! The happy feelings humans let off while indulging in sweet treats is just what she needs to feed her own cravings!
But her plans hit a roadblock when a chance encounter brings her to the attention of three sexy demons with an agenda of their own. Tobias, Emil, and Kellen want to stay on the human plane just as much as Adie does, and to do that, they need a succubus. Lucky for them, Adie fits all their requirements.
Only Adie refuses to simply give into their demands. Her normal life doesn’t include demonic complications. She can be just as determined as they can, especially when they try to force her into a corner. Will these four demons come to a compromise, or will more than sparks fly in their battle of wills?