Friday, April 30, 2021

Review: Smoke & Mirrors (Forged in Fire #2) by: Skye Jordan


Smoke & Mirrors (Forged in Fire #2) - Skye Jordan





Smoke & Mirrors by Skye Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An illusion delivers the real deal. It's easy to get lost in the suspense of Smoke & Mirrors. Logan and Isabel take emotions on an adventure that's shrouded in mystery and laced with desire. A maze of unpredictability becomes a temptingly, dangerous romance. Sizzling attraction, never-ending twists and explosive chemistry. A rapturous game of the heart that is a thriller with a capital T.

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Unrepentant slacker.

Big lie.

What’s the worst that could happen?

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Forced to lie to protect her sister . . .

From the New York Times Bestselling Author, Penny Reid

One week.

Home alone.

Girl genius.

Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.

Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.



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I’ve got a big pro football contract, a big appetite for women, and a big mouth. It gets me into trouble more often than not… but this time it lands me with a nerdy little PR gatekeeper who is supposed to control me. But good luck with that.

Eloise and her kitten sweaters and adorable glasses have me thinking about her in a whole different way…


I’m not your typical nerd girl. Instead of video games, I love football. I’ve landed my dream job managing social media for my favorite team, but with Dakota North as quarterback it’s a 24/7 job. When I’m told I have to spend a week making sure Dak doesn’t tweet, he seems determined to use that time to flirt with me.

I have to ask myself, what is more important- losing my virginity to a bad boy quarterback or keeping my perfect job?

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Today we are participating in a promo tour for THE START OF EVERYTHING by Sawyer Bennett. The Start of Everything is an introduction to three of New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett’s most popular series, featuring the following full-length novels: On the Rocks (Last Call, Book #1), Legal Affairs (Legal Affairs, Book #1), and Wicked Favor (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #1). The set is available to read now.



"From spicy to sassy, fierce to mysterious, Bennett packs a ton of personality into one little box set." - (Isha C., Blogger, Reader, Reviewer - Hopeless Romantic)


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The Start of Everything is an introduction to three of New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett’s most popular series, featuring the following full-length novels:

On the Rocks (Last Call, Book #1):
Hunter Markham has returned home after retiring from his career as a professional surfer and is forced to face his past when Gabby Ward, his little sister’s best friend, walks back into his life. He rebuffed her years ago but now he wants a second chance to win her heart.


Legal Affairs (Legal Affairs, Book #1):
Attorney McKayla Dawson had the hottest (and only) one night stand of her life, but things get awkward when she finds out on Monday morning that the mystery man who rocked her world is her new boss. The law has never felt so hot in this witty and steamy workplace romance.


Wicked Favor (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #1):
Jerico Jameson and his exclusive Vegas sex club, The Wicked Horse, help bring new meaning to the name “Sin City” as he decides a little revenge is in order when the sister of his enemy comes seeking a high-priced favor. This enemies to lovers workplace romance will have you begging for more.


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The Start of Everything: Three First in Series NovelsThe Start of Everything: Three First in Series Novels by Sawyer Bennett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Intrigue, spirit and romance unite. The Start of Everything is a compilation of unpredictability. From spicy to sassy, fierce to mysterious, Bennett packs a ton of personality into one little box set. Love is an open door waiting to invite your emotions in.

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.


A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.


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An Opposites Attract Romantic Comedy!! This is one you are not going to want to miss!




"There's never a dull moment when Erin Nicholas is running the show. Love may seem a bitter pill to swallow, but it tickles on it's way down." - (Isha C., Blogger, Reader, Reviewer - Hopeless Romantic)




Crazy Rich Cajuns (Boys of the Bayou, Book 4) by Erin Nicholas

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A sexy, small town, opposites attract rom com! 


He wears suits and ties. He'll one day inherit a fortune. He has a law degree. He shines his shoes, for God's sake. What is she doing attracted to a guy like him? But she is. She so is. 

She drives air boats on the bayou, drinks and cusses, and gives city boys in suits a hard time just for fun. Why can't he get her out of his mind? But he can't. He definitely can't. 


A weekend trip to Savannah for a fancy-schmancy party with his highfalutin family is the surefire way to prove that they have nothing in common but intense chemistry. And to maybe scratch this I've-never-wanted-anyone-like-I-want-you itch once or twice. Or five times. 


But it takes only about 24 hours for the bayou girl and the city boy to figure out that they don't really know much at all - about each other, or about themselves. And figuring all of this out is going to be downright crazy. 




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This small town, fake relationship romantic comedy shouldn’t be missed!


"An Affair to Remember meets Mardi Gras... My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding scores plenty of laughs, but as always Nicholas' continues to shoot for the heart." - (Isha C., Hopeless Romantic)




My Best Friend’s Mardi Gras Wedding by Erin Nicholas
Narrated by Amanda Stribling and Neill Thorne

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 "Sweet Home Louisiana spells TROUBLE with a capital T. Love may seem a bitter pill to swallow, but it tickles on it's way down." -  (Isha C., Hopeless Romantic)





Sweet Home Louisiana by Erin Nicholas

Narrated by Angie Hickman and Tanner De Bruyne

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Beauty and the Bayou Blurb


A sexy small town, wounded hero rom com!


Sawyer Landry knows he’s been beastly to be around for the past few months. But he can’t seem to remember how to be fun-loving and friendly. Until he sees Juliet Dawson on his boat dock… and realizes that hip waders are, apparently, one of his turn-ons. But despite the beauty in the boots, the last thing he needs right now is a city girl in his way for the next two weeks.


But he’s not really getting a vote. Juliet is determined that her little brother rebuild the dock he and his idiot friends smashed. She’s quirky, klutzy, independent…and possibly an even bigger pessimist than Sawyer is. He’s incredibly drawn to the cynical fish-out-of-water, who seems to be the one person who isn’t intimidated by his growling.


The big, gruff boat captain is the first person in a long time to want to watch out for her and Juliet finds that hotter than his grandma’s jambalaya. Well, that and his sexy scar, his emotional baggage, and the sense of humor and fun that is buried deep. But Sawyer doesn’t need any more people to worry about long-term and the things that make him feel protective of Juliet aren’t going to go away.


So, this two-week adventure can’t be anything more than a fling. With Juliet down on the bayou, there’s an even bigger threat than alligators and hurricanes. There’s the very good chance of someone ending up with a broken heart.





"Sawyer and Juliet are my favorite Erin Nicholas' couple.  She's the Beauty to his beast and boy do they set off sparks. Nicholas continues to enchant with her irresistible characters that charm their way into your heart." - (Isha C., Hopeless Romantic)





Beauty and the Bayou (Boys of the Bayou Book 3) by Erin Nicholas

Narrated by Gregory D. Salinas and Ramona Master

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Destined Hearts by Sawyer Lee Davis

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Family. Harper Montgomery has been trying to define the term for years…



When Harper got pregnant at fourteen, her family abandoned her to be a single mother with no support system. She survived the only way she knew how—hard work and determination. Now she is a nurse in her early thirties, and her son Jamie is ready to embark on high school. Harper can finally say they’ve made it. She can’t take all the credit, though.



Dakota Daughtry isn’t family, but when he signed on to be a Big Brother to Jamie, he finally felt at home…



Joining the Big Brother community program was only meant to boost Dakota’s resume while working on his GED. Once he met Jamie and his mother Harper, he finally found a place where he belonged. So becoming a Manny to a household who needed it seemed like a pretty natural next step.



But with Jamie old enough to take care of himself now, Dakota's need to hang around is over, but he can’t make himself leave. Jamie is more like a son than a little brother now, and Harper…well, he’s been trying to deny his feelings for her all along.



Jamie is thrilled about the possible relationship between his mother and Dakota. His birth father Aiden, not so much…



Aiden doesn’t want Harper—he’s too focused on his career for that—but he doesn’t want Dakota to have her either, and he’s willing to play dirty to ruin Harper and Dakota’s chances at becoming a real family. But things get complicated when Aiden starts to develop actual feelings for Harper’s best friend…



Family or love? Or can they all finally have both?





About the Author:



Sawyer is a hopeless romantic who has loved words for as long as she can remember. Trilingual in English, Sarcasm, and Romance, you can most often find her with a cup of coffee in hand and a story brewing in her mind. On those rare times she's not plotting her next story, she'll be the one bingeing Netflix or getting a fix of her guilty pleasure TV shows. 



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