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***May Wrap Sheet***

9:49 AMAlma Lopez



May was quite a fantastic month filled with some pretty amazing reads! Some new finds from indie authors, as well as continuations of series I have been desperately waiting for. There was nothing but hits for me this month. I know right...lucky book junkie in the house. I have provided some general info, links, and my book junkie rid bits on what I thought about each of the month of May reads. I hope you find something that catches your fancy in here. 

And as always don't forget to 'Feed the Need' book junkies! 


Synopsis:

AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING.

New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secretfor an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!

When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?

Goodreads Link--> Beautiful Secret

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Amazon UK --> Beautiful Secret (The Beautiful Series Book 4)

Book Junkie Tid Bit:
Well, what can I say? Christina Lauren knocked it out of the park for me again. This story might be a little more tamed compared to the other books in the series, but it still swooned me to sleep at night. The sexual tension was just as explosive, it just came in a different package...a package I wanted to rip open with my teeth. Niall was a distant, bit uptight, newly divorced gentlemen who had been out of the game since high school. Then in steps Ruby...a young, fresh, hot, exhilarating temptation that seemed was tailor made to break Niall's uptight shell. I loved that Niall was so different from the typical arrogant and brash alpha male characters. He was a traditional, modest gentleman, but he also had a subdued sexual passion running through him. Yummy, yum, yum! Yes please! xx (5 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

It's been said the longest echo ever measured lasted 75 seconds, but I can assure you, this will last much longer. The bang deafened the world around me, muting everything into nullity, allowing the reflection of its destruction to live far beyond its intended life. 

It will follow me forever, destroying me—destroying you.

You want answers? 

So do I.

Goodreads Link --> Echo

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Amazon UK --> Echo (Black Lotus #2)

Book Junkie Tid Bit:
E.K. Blair friggin' ROCKS! There isn't much to it then that. After I was ripped to shreds reading Bang, all I was desperate for was some answers. There was a lot revieiled in this one, but with these answers, we also got a heep more questions. We were once again left desperatley clenching on for dear life to that cliff in the end! Book hangover would be an understatement...I think I may still be a little drunk. (5 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

Sinning never felt so good… 

A fortuitous encounter. 

A meeting that should never have happened. 

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever… 

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free. 

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again. 

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight. 

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away. 

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go… 

Dark Contemporary Romance/New Adult Novel. 

Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up* 

Goodreads Link --> It Ain't Me, Babe

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Amazon Link --> It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen Book 1)

Amazon UK --> It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen Book 1)

Book Junkie Tid Bit:
I effin' love Tillie Cole! I am a newfound fan girl and proud of it. I read her Sweet Home Series last month and was blown away by those raw, gripping, and soul touching stories. I thought I would venture out read some more from this amazing author, and I was not disappointed. This was such an unexpected, dark, and completely enticing story. I absolutely fell head over bike boots in love with Styx and the rest of his flawed dirty mouthed crew. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend you hop on this bad boy (bring your big girl panties)! xx (5 Star-Book Junkie Approved).


Synopsis:

Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…

Beauty can be a curse.

Faith can be a cage.

Only love can set you free.

A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin. 

Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protection—a 'protection' she strongly resents. 

Delilah yearns to return home, convinced that only amongst her own people, and under the holy guidance of the Lord’s revealed prophet, can her Satan-spawned soul be truly saved. Conditioned her entire life to believe she is a witch... a life-long temptress… the devil’s whore... Delilah increasingly resents her beautiful face, her shapely body and her sensuous effect on men. But when a man of the motorcycle club—a deeply sinful yet stunningly beautiful man—is charged with her care, Delilah begins to see that this dangerous and moralless sinner from the 'outside' may offer her something she did not know could truly exist: unconditional love.

Kyler ‘Ky’ Willis loves his life: a daily abundance of brotherhood, liquor, the freedom of the open-road and—best of all—his pick of hot women. Raised a biker brat and now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, Ky has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed; a situation he takes full advantage of… until a certain blonde enters his life… a gorgeous pilgrim-blonde he can’t get out of his head… a pilgrim-blonde he and his club recently-rescued from some backward religious cult… and a pilgrim-blonde he’s been ordered to keep the hell away from and his whorish hands off.

When yet another in a lengthy line of drunken blunders forces Ky to reluctantly take charge of the pilgrim-blonde’s care, he realizes that there could be more to this woman than just supermodel looks and a stacked set of tits. He begins to see that she could be the woman who could do the impossible—tame his wild ways and capture his reluctant heart.

But the unyielding bonds of Lilah’s past are strong, her ‘people’ determined and, with a new Prophet in charge and hell bent on revenge, they are mightily reluctant to let her go...



Dark Contemporary Romance.
Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and very mature topics.
Recommended for age 18 years and up*

Goodreads Link --> Heart Recaptured

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Book Junkie Tid Bit: 
This is the continuation from the last book, It Ain't Me, Babe, but it's from Ky and Lilah's POV.  Their story was so much more complex than Styx and Mae's. Mae was a willing deserter of the religious cult's faith, but Lilah still held on to her faith with a deathly grip. I remember thinking, 'how in the bloody hell is Ky going to weaken her defenses enough to sneak in there and do some damage control?' It was a tough job that Ky progressively didn't find so horrible the more time he spent with her. There are still outside forces that threaten the Hades Hangmen and their women. I can't wait for the next book in the series, which will be Flame and Maddie's story. I definitely have to give myself a little pep talk for that one. (5 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy... 

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice... even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date. 

...and it’s going to be oh so good. 

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

Goodreads Link --> The Deal

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Book Junkie Tid Bit:
I have read a lot of college romances, so the connection between the characters has to be truly explosive if it is going to make an impact on me. This one definetly did the job. I felt the heat firing straight from the pages with the chemistry between Hannah and Garrett! I loved that Hannah was using the bad boy hockey player to get the attention of another guy. The storyline had me completely absorbed and the characters were just as amazing. The house full of sexy hockey players was where I wanted to be for sure. (4 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.


Goodreads Link --> The Mistake


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Book Junkie Tid Bit:
Holy Figgin' Hilariously Hot Read Batman! I loved this one more than the first one I think. We get a lot more from the gang of hot bad boy hockey players...and let me tell you, they had me rolling and giggling like a school girl. I could not get enough...gimme more I say!  That wasn't they only part that was hilarious though, Grace's unfiltered-dihareea-of-the-mouth had me dying. She was funny and endearing. Add in the sinfully shmexy Logan, and you have the perfect reciepe for a fantastic college romance read. Go read this book and series book junkies! (5 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

~Mischa~

I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.

Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I'm like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I'm a horrible person. Yes, I've done horrible things. Yes, I don't deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.

But I'm willing to bet I've done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.

Maybe, just maybe, you're not as innocent as you'd like to think.

Or maybe I'm not so guilty ...



WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don't like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative.


Goodreads Link -->My Time in the Affair


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Amazon UK --> My Time in the Affair


Book Junkie Tid Bit:
I loved how this book took that brave step into the whole cheating taboo with a no holds bar approach. You go big or go home and Stylo Fantome nailed it! Everyone has thought about cheating at least in the feral sense before. This book really makes you think about cheating from multiple angles..from the cheaters and the cheat-ee and everything in bewteen. There was so much more than just an affair going on though. I am usually 50/50 when it comes to the third person narrative, occasionally feeling as if I am missing something. Style Fantome left nothing missing, I felt every emotion both raw and passionate. I thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing and have set forth to do some light stalking on this amazing author. (5 Star-Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy. 

The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy.

Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her… 

Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.

Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to get himself out of the friend zone and into Ivy’s heart. Game on


Goodreads -->The Friend Zone


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Book Junkie Tid Bit:
The beginning of this book, with all the hilarious flirty texts, was pure perfection. I had a permanent cheesy grin stuck on my face all day after reading this part. I fell in love after just those texts alone. I really enjoy the whole "let's just be friends' aspect in my romance books. It sets up for some pretty amazing sexual tension that will have you gripping on tightly to your Kindles. They both had valid reasons to just stay friends, but can't help deny the underlying attraction they have for each other. *Cue sweaty palms followed by some light Kindle Shaking* (4 Star-BookJunkie Approved)


Synopsis:

After witnessing the murder of her lover and the heartbreaking loss of their unborn child, Savannah wants to end it all.

Then she is given a second chance at love. 

Sadly, even when life hands you second chances it doesn’t always follow that things will work out the way you want them to.

Some lies can just be too painful to move on from.

What’s worse than being Broken?

Shattered…


Goodreads link --> Shattered


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Book Junkie Tid Bit:
Lordy Lord! I was a jittery wreck while reading this book. J.L. Drake gave us quite a doozy of a cliff hanger at the end of Broken. I couldn't wait to get my greedy hands on this book, so I could finally find out what happens to Cole and Savannah. Nothing is that simple though. Somehow, even more problems arise along with betrayal, death, and heart break. If you haven't read Broken yet, then go get your one-click on book junkies. The next book, Mended, is due out tomorrow (June 2nd)...and I can't wait to have it safely delivered to my Kindle. (4.5 Star-Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:


Wedding hookups never amount to anything.

Those who partake in this wicked little activity know the rules. Get in. Get laid. Get out. There's no expectation of a relationship. It is what it is.

Dylan Sparks knows the rules. She’s familiar with the protocol. And she engages in the best sex of her life with a complete stranger at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

Reese Carroll doesn’t care about the rules. He wants more than just one night with Dylan.

And Dylan finds him too addicting to pass up.

Sweet Addiction is the story of one woman’s struggle to keep things casual, and one man’s desire to never let her go.

Warning: This book contains adult themes. 18+


Goodreads --> Sweet Addiction


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Amazon --> Sweet Addiction

Amazon UK --> Sweet Addiction

Book Junkie Tid Bit:
This book was hot, sweet, and hilarious! The banter between Dylan and her gay BFF was hilarious and Reese Carroll was just the fantastic cherry on top. I absolutely loved this story. It was just what I needed. These two could deny the "more" they were both avoiding, but it was clear to everyone around them what was going on between them.  Eventually their denial catches up to them though. (4.5 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Synopsis:

A sassy, in-your-face baker. A panty-stealing, dirty-talking accountant. And a bathroom quickie that changed their lives forever.

Wedding hook-ups never amount to anything.

Unless that hook-up knocks you on your ass.

For Dylan Sparks and Reese Carroll, the big day can’t arrive soon enough. Dylan, stressed to the max from overbearing mothers and last minute preparations, struggles to keep her sanity. As for Reese, he’s fighting to not only keep his bride-to-be safe from creepy investors, but also to make it to the actual wedding day without losing his mind in the process.

Throw in a crazy group of friends, and a bachelor/bachelorette party weekend getaway, and you have a recipe for the sweetest wedding of the year.

Reese Carroll and Dylan Sparks cordially invite you to read Sweet Possession.

Warning: This books is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content. 


Goodreads Link -->Sweet Possession


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Book Junkie Tid Bit:
More Reese? Mother may I?! Who would say know to more Reese Carroll? The story continues from a few months after Sweet Addiction. The gang of friends are still hilarious as ever, and the hot mess that is Brooke is even crazier. I can't wait for her book, Sweet Obsession, to come out. (4 Star-Book Junkie Approved)


Well that's it folks. Until next month. June is already starting out with a hot bang!


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