#CJRguestreview Loving Kyle by Kasey Millstead (and $50 giveaway!)


Loving Kyle by Kasey Millstead

The tough times don’t define you.  It’s how you respond to them that does.


Six years ago, my world was turned upside down with the ring of my phone and a gravelly voice on the other end.  For months afterward, I felt like I surely wouldn’t make it through another day.   Then my daughter was born.  A bundle of joy, bright enough to light my dreary days, with a glow that warmed my aching heart.   I’ve lived for her ever since.

As I stand here, staring at the man who looks so much like him, but is still so different, I find myself contemplating living for me, just for a little while…


Honorably discharged from the army after five tours to Afghanistan, I’m back in my home town and working as a Basic Combat Training instructor.

Falling in love with Liv was never part of the plan, but as time goes by and wounds are healed, the wall erected between us slowly starts to crumble.  But Liv isn’t the type to give in easily.  Then I remember I’m an American soldier.

I will never accept defeat.  I will never quit.

It’s time she realized she’s mine.


“Deep down, I know two things for sure.  One, my heart, head and gut all direct me to Kyle.  Two, I’m going to continue ignoring them.”


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See Mel’s review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2051224936

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#CJRreview Trust by Kylie Scott


Title: TRUST

Author: Kylie Scott

Genre: Mature YA

It’s no secret that I will read anything by this author so when I saw she was writing a (mature) YA book, I jumped at the chance to read it!

Have a read of the blurb:

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.


A YA book from Kylie Scott, creater of Mal bloody Ericson? Yes please!

A harrowing experience for a young Edie takes its toll. There that dreaded night was a shining light. John. A boy who has his fair share of troubles. A change of school, some great girls and a kindred spirit may be just what Edie needs to get her life back on track and also help someone else in the process.

There was a song going through my head reading this: Issues by Julia Michaels. Not sure why, maybe how you deal with life, admitting things to yourself and knowing there is someone there who just gets you.

John stood out for me in this book, he stole my heart….’He nodded like it was decided. Because it was.’

I’ve read all this author’s work and loved each one. I also love YA books and this has all the components of a fantastic read, I was glued to it.


Purchase links if you want to check it out:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072FH6SHL/

Amazon Aus: http://amzn.to/2uMJ9W8

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2u3JohY




You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/








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#CJRundiscovered Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland



So I love this cover, the guy just pulls me in, hey I know a lot of people probably say that about blokes but this one really does, I mean look at him!

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.

He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.

When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.

You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.

He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.

Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.

Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.

Oops. My mistake. 

Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.

I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?

That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.

Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.

I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.

Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.

This was going to be interesting…

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#CJRguestreview: Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne

​Sexy Beast (Single Dads Club #3) by Piper Rayne.

It’s time.

Time to get a life.

Time to start over.

Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.

Charlotte Rose. Charlie.

She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in twelve years who has the potential to break me.

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Read Mel’s review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2061168483


Book review:The Queen & the Cure by Amy Harmon

I am a bit late to the game with this one and I am kicking myself that I didn’t read as soon as it came out!

Title: The Queen and the Cure

Author: Amy Harmon

Rating:  🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧
I knew I loved book 1 but this book blew me away! All the love and awe in the world!

The only way I can describe this book is hypnotising. One moment you have just started and the next you find yourself 50% in and you don’t even know how you got back into this world!

Kjell (King Tira’s bro) is off doing what he does, hunting Volgars, and finds a broken woman…a promise is made….

‘Come to me and I will try to love you. I will try to love you, if you but come back.’

Sasha has no memory of her younger life, has a gift and is just so loveable. The mystery continues!  A promise was made and must be upheld.

I love the world that the author has created, same as book 1 this story and characters had me enthralled. Dare I say it, I loved this book more than book 1!

Anyone else fall in love with this book?

#CJR Series Saturday….Fantasyland by Kristen Ashley

I thought a little theme post would be great for a Saturday so here is my first….Series Saturday!

The Fantasyland series by Kristen Ashley captured my heart.  The first book came out late in 2013 but it still took me till January 2016 to know this series existed.

And I could slap myself as it is one of the best series I have EVER read!




And this little tidbit came from the authors website so we (hopefully!) can expect more from this series — and I am hoping it is Valentines novella!

I thought Noc and Franka’s story would be the end but I’m thinking there’s one dangling string that I may need to see to therefore their might be one more novella in this series. We shall see!❞


All my reviews for this series can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19879896-caro-richard


Have you read this series? What did you think?



Look what I just received from Grand Central!

Look what I just received from Grand Central!

This week has probably been one of the most stressful ever at my job so seeing this made my heart feel a little less heavy!

Added to the fact that This Man was probably the next book after Fifty Shades to get my love of reading back!

I have been so tired this week that I haven’t managed to read 1 book, I started The Queen and the Cure but am only 30% in. I plan on opening again tonight though as it’s great so far…….

How has your reading week been? Any new additions?

#CJRguestreview The Tempest by Brit Constantine….

Guest reviewer post today!  Mel read The Tempest by Brit Constantine.  Mel loves a rom/com and this promised to be full off love, comedy and treachery!



They call him “The Tempest.”

England’s most feared heavyweight-boxing champion.

He despises the fame and glory, but it’s nothing compared to the hate he inflicts on himself. All he wants is to be left alone to live on his boat in misery.

When I line up for his autograph, it’s instant fireworks. But not the beautiful stars-shine-bright kind. He’s rude. Heartless. A ticking time bomb of rage.

Luckily, I’m not afraid to put a lit match to his fuse.

I upload his private video to my one-million-subscribers channel. The video goes viral.

The ex-Royal Marine nearly breaks down my studio door to flag me inappropriate…

…while I’m in the middle of a live streaming event.

I don’t tell him. I don’t switch off the camera. I keep recording, secretly playing to my audience. He should have checked if the camera was rolling, right?

It should be a shipwreck from the moment the tempest hits.

It is.

And then … it isn’t.

Our attraction is painful, undeniable, and it’s like I am Eve and his lips are the apple, and damn if his tongue isn’t the snake.

I am the only girl who can put this broken man back together again.

But he knows the secret he is keeping will tear us apart. He knows it’ll force my hand to break ties with the only family I have left in this world.

But once The Tempest, the man with the iron heart, falls in love … he’ll crush anyone who dares to take me away from him.

I have no choice but to go down with his big ship.

Hook, line, and goddamned sinker.



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See Mel’s review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2050245818