Review: Perception by Kendra Leigh

Title: Perception
Author: Kendra Leigh
Release Date: August 30th 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 293
Rating: 4½ stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Jackson Dean is a changed man—at least he thinks he is—but when a brush with the past leads him back into territory he’s long since left behind, he finds himself at war with his conscience. Snatching Savannah Harper from a Brooklyn street may have been okay with the wild and reckless guy he used to be, but what about now? 

Savannah is used to a life of brutality at the hands of her husband, but being stuffed into the trunk of a car by a brown-eyed stranger injects a fresh wave of terror into her heart. 

What transpires between Jackson and Savannah surprises both of them. Despite the unconventional way they’re thrown together, they form a bond that begins to challenge everything they know.

His Past. Her present. Their future.

Surrendering to the feelings they’ve unearthed will be a minefield, but it’s going up against the unknown that tests them to their limits. 

As the lines between perception and reality blur, it appears that nothing is as it seems.

Perception is not reality… and reality can be soul-destroying.

Perception. What an apt name for one of the most enthralling novels I have ever read!

I can’t quite put my fingers to it, but something about Kendra Leigh’s writing just pulls me in and before I know it, it feels as if I was right beside the characters, experiencing what they are feeling. The pain that eats them up inside, the intense emotions of love but having to walk away, and even to the point where hope starts to blossom within Savannah!

Perception is a novel that that would capture your full attention to the very end!

I can promise this – reading Perception would definitely give you an out-of-the-world experience!

As a reader, I don’t feel as if I am just reading the words written by the amazing Kendra Leigh. No, it feels more like I am experiencing the whole thing. The different emotions running high in the characters, the decisions they made, the consequences they face… It is truly an extraordinary feeling!

I believe the author has a flair for making the first meeting between the characters an unexpected one. Nothing is as it seems. That, and also her endings are often extremely satisfying, if not more. Her novels are not just the usual hot-brooding-stranger-with-a-past meeting a terror-stricken woman who’s suffering, and rescuing her from the hellhole she’s in.

It’s not just about the connection between two people, how they helped each other to survive their nightmares, It’s also about how they find a new purpose in life, how they break free from their prison and, how they rise from the ashes, burning brightly as the idea of life taking on a new meaning blossoms in heart and mind.

What I really love about Perception, is the lesson it teaches. Not just to those who were, or who still are suffering from Savannah went through, but also those who resign to their fate, even after they have a taste of what it feels like to be free from their cages. Not every Sparrow has their Bear, but however small hope may seem, however far, grab onto it and don’t give up.

Not to give too much away, but the bond between the Sparrow and her Bear is truly my favourite! Without her Bear, she might not have been able to fly freely in the sky. When it comes to Savannah and Jackson, the intensity of their emotions is literally of the charts, and I don’t even mean the physical contact between them!

Alright, before I start going on and on, and into way too many details, there is one particular scene that I love very much. It has something to do with fire! That is just one classic scene and honestly, I could picture it in my head. The image of Savannah becoming a phoenix and rising from the ashes burns brightly in my imagination!

Enough from me! I would definitely highly recommend this novel for readers who love a little action, revenge and love in their reads!

Check out my review for my favourite novel of hers, Bound for Hell!

 

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Cover Reveal: Redemption by Kate Bonham

Hey bookies! It has been a while and lets end off the long hiatus with a cover reveal!

Title: Redemption (Craving Crimson #2)
Author: Kate Bonham
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Cover Design: Desiree DeOrto
Release Date: Late October 2017

Everything I’ve ever known has been a lie.
After it all, I only want peace from it all.
Peace from the world of Alchemists, Nosferatu and Fae.
I am done.

Or I thought I was until she came knocking on my door.

Now, I’m thrust back into the world I had hoped to escape to seek out my redemption…

 

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About the author:

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Kate grew up in Western Sydney, Australia, hoping to one day have a pet dragon and castle to roam around in. Then the Khaleesi stole her life and she was forced to reinvent herself.

It was around the age of 15 when she really thought she could make it as a writer, and after course after course on different writing styles, she finally gulped down her fear and pursued independent publishing.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her boyfriend and their zoo of pets that include snakes, spiders, scorpion, lizards, gecko, an axolotl and birds.

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Review: Amore Part 1 by Bella Jewel

Amore Part 1 CoverTitle: Amore Part 1 (Amore #1)
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: September 19th 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Rating: 5 stars

“It is not love that defines us, Julietta. It is love that destroys us.”

I’m just a normal girl.
Or so you would think.
I’ve never thought of myself as anything different.
Until I met him.

He doesn’t think I’m normal.
He thinks I’m special.
Special enough to be in his life.
Special enough to enter his world.
Special enough for his bed.

Rafael Lencioni. Dangerous. Beautiful. Terrifying.
My story is the one that’s never told.
I’m not the daughter.
I’m not the wife.
I’m not the forbidden lover.
I’m not a sister or a mother.
I’m not who you think I am.

So for me to fit into their world, I have to do something I never wanted in my life.
Something I would have frowned upon until I met him.

I have to change who I am.
I have to shut down my heart.
I have to accept my place.
My body belongs to him.
My heart isn’t permitted to.
Those are his rules.
But rules were made to be broken…right?

Amore has got to be one of the best mafia romance novel I have ever read!

First, let’s talk about the characters! Oh my god, I am literally just fangirling over them right now!

Meet Julietta. She is not your average badass and strong headed female protagonist in a mafia romance…actually, make that any other novel for that matter! She is one of the sassiest character I have ever read about, and I truly wish I could actually sit down and drink some tea with her!

To me, she is a very interesting character. Someone who literally does not care about what others think of her, do what she wants without caring too much about the consequences. Some might say she is impulsive, but this is what intrigues me! I mean, can you imagine making funny faces at a club owned by the mafia just for the sake of fun?!

Told you guys, Julietta is one amazing woman!

Rafael Lencioni. Hot. Sexy. Dangerous. Leader of the mafia.

You haven’t meet a dominant and powerful, hot-as-hell alpha who radiates power just from his presence till Rafael Lencioni. He can be the ultimate boss of all mafia if he wants to!

Rafael is an interesting man. Besides his obvious sexual prowess, his emotions are something else entirely. A man who marries to keep his position, like an arranged marriage, but he doesn’t treat his wife like an invisible person even if he had no romantic feelings towards her. In fact, he cherished her.

Weird right? One would expect a man such as Rafael to be completely cold towards his arranged wife, and be completely smitten with the true love of his like.

Which is true, he is completely intrigued and smitten with Julietta.

Then again, Amore is a very different mafia romance novel!

There is almost nothing that I don’t like about Amore. I love this novel so much and I do highly recommend lovers of mafia romance, and any other romance novel readers to read this!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

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New Cover Reveal + Re-Release: Fifteen Weekends by Christy Pastore (Bonus Materials + Teasers!)

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Hey hey bookies! Remember the author of unScripted?

One of the sweetest contemporary romance story between a movie star and a strong woman? Ronan and Holliday?

Yes, Christy Pastore is back with a new cover for Fifteen Weekends!

What’s more, there are bonus materials, including an extended epilogue!

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Title: Fifteen Weekend (The Weekend Series #1)
Author: Christy Pastore
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations

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The past, it can haunt you…It can consume you…have a hypnotic hold on your mind, body and soul. The past can keep you from moving on…holding your heart hostage.

The past, can also bring you closure…provide answers you never knew you needed to mysteries you never thought existed…and the past, can force you to look at your current choices in an entirely different light.

Ashleigh Preston has always maintained control of her life, especially her romantic life. To everyone else she seems to have it all— a posh independent lifestyle with nothing holding her back. As a successful Freelance Food and Travel Columnist, Ashleigh can escape whenever she likes and travel the world. She frequently visits her favorite city—London.

Coincidentally, London is where Liam Frost, the charming Welshman lives, her no strings attached irresistible best friend with benefits. Still closed off to the idea of love because of her painful past, can Ashleigh overcome personal grief and take a leap of faith with him? Or will her emotional guilt be too much for Liam to handle, leaving him to move on with someone else?

Smart and sophisticated Marketing Executive, Emily Greene needs closure from her complicated past—she is still consumed by the disappearance of her ex-boyfriend, Craig Walker. The thought of him lingers with her even years later. A stormy night brings about a surprising confession from Emily’s arrogant, yet very attractive co-worker, Ethan Carlson. This admission gives Emily a good reason to push former romantic visions out and usher in new ones.

The past always has a way of twisting into the present. A series of mysterious events—cryptic phone calls and creepy text messages begin to pose an irritating problem for Emily’s life, until one day the annoying situation turns far more serious than she can anticipate or realize. Emily starts to believe her past might be a threat for her new heated romance with Ethan. Is it possible for Emily to move on with her life, despite never knowing what happened to Craig? Can Ethan help Emily put the past behind her and move on with him?

Amanda Parsons, the former country club socialite whose fall from grace has landed her in the poor house. A chance meeting with Vince Everett, a handsome and wealthy businessman, rescues Amanda from her sad state of affairs returning her to the familiar decadent lifestyle she’s accustomed. The clothes, jewels, shoes and gifts are nice, but the boredom and loneliness stir emotions reminding her of the scandal that shattered her world.

Can Amanda shake the emptiness that consumes her or is she doomed to repeat the same mistakes from her past? And why is her sister friends with her biggest mistake—Andrew Langston? Revisiting that dark part of her life sheds light on a mystery Amanda never dreamed would unravel so many possibilities for her future.

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About the author:

Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, two lovable dogs and their crazy cool cat. When’s she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.

She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.

A few of Christy’s favorite things:

Bold Heroine’s — Swoony Hero’s with a Naughty Side — Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows — Designer Handbags — Men In Suits — Black and White Photos– Sexy Accents– Snow– Pinterest — Twitter — Instagram– Wine– Champagne– Soy Latte’s — Gummi Bears– Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches — Pickles– Popcorn –Sparkling Water– Eye Cream– Pedicures– Traveling– 80’s Music– Musicals– Movie Trailers — Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews — Award Shows — Making Lists.

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Cover Reveal: Protector by Michelle Horst (Excerpt + Giveaway + Teasers!)

Hey bookies! One of my favourite author is back with a new standalone novel!

Check out her cover for Protector!

Title: Protector
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: Suspense Romance
Release Date: November 2nd 2016

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of person. I wanted to save the world, or at least leave my stamp behind. In my own naïve way I thought I could bribe karma but life has a way of teaching us lessons.

I never knew how selfish I was until my life was ripped away from me.

Taken.

I’m forced to watch as they torture and kill my family … and I know I’m next.

I hear their screams.

I watch them die.

It’s the worst kind of torture

Then he comes. He made a promise to my brother. It’s the only thing keeping him bound to me.

A promise to protect me.

I should set him free of the promise … but I don’t. He’s my shield against karma. He’s my protector.

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Riley~

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of person. I wanted to save the world, or at least leave my stamp behind.

I’ve spent the last three years leaving my footprints wherever I felt my help was needed.

In my own naïve way I thought I could bribe karma. You know … if I do good then good will come my way. It’s worked so far, so why would I have any reason to doubt it.

At the age of twenty six I’m happy, that contented kind of happiness not many people ever find in their lives.

I have parents who love me. I have two brothers who I idolize, especially my oldest brother, Josh. No one can hold a candle to him.

I’m returning from Australia, after taking part in the annual Gouldian finch count. It was an amazing experience, counting all those colorful birds. Before that I traveled Africa for three years, lending a helping hand wherever I could. It made me feel good.

That’s the problem though, isn’t it?

I did it because it made me feel good. I didn’t do any of it for those people I was helping. I didn’t do it for the animals. No, I did it all for me – so karma would have to pay me back in kind.

That’s how it works. Right?

I always keep my slate clean. I’m always polite and hardworking. I always smile. I’m the funny one, the shoulder everyone can lean on.

That has to count for something, right?

Josh started this thing where he calls me his shooting star. Riley-Star. It caught on in the family. They always joke around and pretend to make wishes on me. I shine so bright. I’m the heart of the family … their little girl.

But every star has to burn out some time.

Life has a way of teaching us lessons. Karma, now there’s a peculiar thing. I never knew how selfish I was until my life was ripped away from me.

Me. Me. Me.

It was all about me.

 

 

About the author:

International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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Review: Bella Vol. 6 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 6Title: Bella Vol. 6 (Sagatori Family Saga #6)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: July 25th 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 78
Rating: 4 stars

One by one the pieces to the puzzle fall into place, this epic tale of lies and deceit become clear and yet so blurred. The lines I cross are without the protection I know I’ll need or the strength to survive the destruction my past will leave me in the center of.

There is one thing that I am positively sure after reading six volumes of the Bella serial.

That is…if the pace of this serial gets any faster, and filled with more plot twists that it already has (oh and let’s not forget the cliffhangers!), I am going to need some serious braces to support my neck and some mental support please!

If you think it’s impossible for a serial, and one that is being broken down into twelve parts at that, to have plot twist in each volume, then you are in for the biggest surprise of your reader’s life!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF KIMBERLY BLALOCK!

Where the pace of her stories will leave you feeling as if you have just run a marathon, and one that you are not able to stop until you reach the end!

Where her stories and plot twists will bring joy and pain to you, and leave you wanting more!

I guess this means life as an avid fan of Miss Kimberly’s stories isn’t easy!

In the sixth volume of Bella, Bella and Jax have a strained relationship but it still made them love each other even more. What I think they need, is marriage counselling. Sounds funny, yes? Unfortunately, it’s either that or Jax really have to work on their communicating skills!

Yeah, yeah, I know. Jax was trying to protect her, but what I do think is that, if Bella doesn’t know the truth, not only would she be unable to protect herself, the relationship would never move forward.

Of course, this story doesn’t just focus on that, but vol. 6 is a volume where the truth about Isabella Sagatori will be revealed and all the questions one has in the previous will have an answer.

By now, most of you must have realise the author loves to end each of her volume with another plot twist so heads up, this volume ends the same way!

Although in the end, I do have even more questions and I am currently trying my best to wait p-a-t-i-e-n-t-l-y for the next volume!

I am definitely grabbing the next part in this serial when it’s released!

Recommended for all mafia romance readers!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

 

 

Review: Bella Vol. 5 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 5 CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 5 (Sagatori Family Saga #5)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: June 17th 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 80
Rating: 5 stars

I know Bella in every way you could possibly imagine, but she doesn’t know me, not as well as I want her to. I have a secret I couldn’t bare her finding out. This secret is hiding in the darkness of my past and it’s fueling a war with the Bratva. 

This is it. I am officially naming Miss Kimberly Blalock as the Queen of Plot Twists and Cliffhangers!

I am a huge fan of both Miss Kimberly’s stories and characters. Something about this author and her love for torturing both her characters and readers makes her story stands out! Sounds sadistic, I know, but it is the truth!

In this volume, what Bella and Jax needs, is to sit their butts down and communicate. Seriously, the way they flip their faces on each other, it’s faster than a person flipping the pages of a book!

Vol. 5 may very well be my favourite after the third volume because it shows more of Bella and Jax, especially Jax, and their feelings!

Bella Sagatori and Jax Moretti are one of the few characters in a novel that has such an emotional depth. Usually, a novel will most slightly have one that has a dark past, or feels strongly about certain things, but this feeling is always amplified in Kimberly’s stories.

One thing’s for sure, she loves leaving her readers wanting for more with each Bella serial!

Perhaps, some might lose interest in a particular series after each part takes too long, or maybe because there are too many parts to it, to be released. That is not the case for the Sagatori Family Saga series!

No, it leaves you wanting and begging for more!

What I can tell you is this, Bella vol. 5 ends with a cliffhanger but this time, it’s bomb-worthy cliffy!

What I will not tell you, IS THE CONTENT OF THE BOMB!

Dear readers, this may be the fifth volume in the serial, but the story between Bella, Jax, the Sagatoris and the Famiglia is just starting!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

 

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Release Blitz: Power by Kenya Wright (Excerpt + Giveaway + Teasers!)

Hey bookies! POWER by Kenya Wright has been released 2 days ago! 

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Title: Power
Author: Kenya Wright
Genre: Romance Crime Thriller
Release Date: July 15th 2016

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Mary Jane, a struggling comedienne, stumbled into the wrong club at the wrong time. She didn’t notice the gangster gripping the gun and the two scary men on his sides. She just jumped on the stage, tested the microphone, and went into her routine.

And that’s where things got interesting.

Noah was the gangster that gripped the gun. The Beast of Din City. The Boss of the Streets. The one who ruled them all from the North to the South. Not liking to murder women, he’d now been thrown into an uncomfortable situation. She’d accidentally become a witness to something she shouldn’t have seen.

She’d now become a problem.

Yet, their gazes met and hearts faltered, thump, thumping in their chest like a tune beat out from bullets slicing through the air and bodies crashing to the ground.

Their gazes met and things would never be the same for him or her, nor the Streets. Their gazes met and he decided not to kill her, instead he took her on a journey where sex meets the rhythm of the streets, high to low, smooth to rough, growing inside of them both until they’re not sure, if any of them will survive—him, her, or those bloody streets.

***Warning: This book contains adult language, graphic violence, and explicit sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***

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If I could, I would’ve written it all down. The taste of her sex. The softness of her flesh. The richness of her moans. The squeaking of the bed.

She had that good pussy. The sort a man wanted to lock down and trap to him. Never let out, unless the chick was strapped to him. That good pussy. I’d heard legends of women with gold between their thighs, but thought it was bullshit. Now, I was a believer. She had that good pussy. Gushing and dripping. Her sex wet for me. It was a perfect opening to pleasure. Folds like satin, a liquid symphony. Good pussy. Warm flesh hugging my cock. Drawing me inside of her. Luring. Singing to never stop.

“Oh, Noah,” Mary Jane moaned. “It feels so good.” 

That’s a goddamn understatement.

 

About the author:

Kenya Wright wrote her first novel during her third year at UM Law school. She dropped out a month after the release and never looked back.Words are power, and Kenya wants to be the greatest wizard that ever lived.

It’s an audacity to inspire and teach the healing of love through arousal.

It’s this crazy idea that love can not only help a reader escape, but the story can also teach the person about being human, while making them laugh, cry, and hot for more sex.

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Heist, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley, California – 2013

Inky, opaque garnet-to-brick hues in the glass. Ripe, juicy and loveable on the nose and palate with notes of black currant, cassis and blackberry over wet forest floor. Threads of violet and chocolate throughout. Nice balance, medium finish, ready to drink now.

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Calamity Sue, Riesling, Arroyo Seco, California – 2014

Hues of pale yellow straw in the glass. Perfumy white flowers on the nose and ripe pear. Nice balance between acidity, fruit extraction and sweetness. Complex and interesting with a mineral nuance.

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Review: Bella Vol. 3 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 3 CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 3 (Sagatori Family Saga #3)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 83
Rating: 5 stars

“Head of the family” is not an easy job title. There is a darkness within those words, a common set of traits the boss of bosses must possess and codes he must follow in order to fulfil his duty. Famiglia first. Always thinking of the family. But now, I find myself thinking of her. Sitting at my desk, calling the shots, even pulling the trigger has become a daunting task. Not because I don’t want to or can’t, but because all I want to do is imagine what it would feel like with my body wrapped around hers.

Should I feel as though this is the life I want? Should I see the good for all it is and accept the bad as it comes? He’s different, I’m different. Maybe it’s the way his eyes glisten now or the fact that they are even darker at times. I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if Jax could love me. I know that I’m imagining things at night when he asks me to stay with him in his bed. I feel him watch me. But what if I wasn’t imagining it, what would that mean?

I will admit that I did not read the synopsis for the Bella serials because I’m too impatient! I just dived into the next volume immediately after writing my review for the previous one!

I was so impatient that I literally had to stop myself from picking up the next volume, just to pen down my thoughts first! There is no stopping once you started a story written by Kimberly Blalock, no matter whether the story is a full-length novel or parts of a serial!

I am beginning to think that vol. 3 is my favourite! I have been doubting Jax Moretti and his feelings for Bella for the longest time, but it would seems everything has changed in this volume!

When I say everything, I really do mean everything!

Also, when I say Kimberly Blalock is the one of the Queen of plot twists, try not to doubt me and prepare your heart and mind for what is about to come next!

Seeing Jax and Bella happy is literally one of the best thing in the world! Both have gone through so much, so afraid and unwilling to open their hearts. When they did, it was something beautiful to behold!

People like Jax and Bella, when they fall, they fall hard.

I pity those who hurt either one of them, because neither one of them will let that person off so easily!

Bella vol. 3 is definitely a treat for Miss Kimberly’s fans and The Sagatori Family Saga? It is definitely a must read for mafia romance readers!

Highly recommended to all those who would love a good mix of action and romance read, peppered with plot twists and a beautiful story!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

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Review: Red Lights, Black Hearts by Fabiola Francisco

Red Lights, Black Hearts CoverTitle: Red Lights, Black Hearts
Author: Fabiola Francisco
Release Date: July 18th 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Rating: 5 stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Darkness can be stained by light. Light can outshine the darkest of corners.

Behind a window in Amsterdam’s desired Red Light District, Samantha practices the art of seduction. Man after man, she controls them, seeking what they both want. But behind the façade of the glass, lies her truth waiting to be uncovered. An inner battle of light and dark takes place as Sam learns to release the past and truly live the beautiful tragedy that is life.

Red lights and black hearts collide in a tale of heart and soul.

Red Lights, Black Hearts is a novel beyond this world!

The words that brings out the emotions of the characters’…

The sentences that tells the tragedy and stories of Samantha and those around her…

Fabiola Francisco is an author whose writing will pull you in so fast and deep…you would not be able to put down her novels once you started reading it!

In her latest novel, she has written more than just the sweetest romance between her characters, but also something so beautifully tragic, one would feel so much sadness and hopefulness for the characters!

The way Miss Fabiola writes in Red Lights, Black Hearts, on Samantha’s feelings, it was almost as if I was her. It felt as if I was Sam, and I was feeling her grey emotions, her detachment to this world. Everything inside this novel feels so real.

Samantha is every man’s dream, sexy, cold and a person who needs control. Yet, the one thing she promised herself she would never do again happened, and that broke the walls she had been building when she arrived in Amsterdam.

Sam truly is one of the most complex, yet, she is also one of the simplest character I have read in any novels. It physically hurts me to see Sam’s inner battle.

Something about the writing in this novel feels so real it hurts.

This novel is a beautiful surprise, and I love the endings in most of the novels I read, but for Red Lights, Black Hearts?

It. Was. Perfect.

This novel has the most unexpected, and perfect ending of one finding herself with some help from a person who broke her facade, releasing herself, and healing from her past.

This novel is highly recommended for everyone! Red Lights, Black Hearts is truly a very unique novel!