Monday, 18 April 2022

The Insiders & The Damaged by Tijan - Can't flipping wait for The Revenge #tijan #bookreviews #theinsiderstrilogy

The Insiders

(The Insiders Trilogy #1)

The Insiders is the first in a brand new, page-turning romance trilogy from New York Times bestseller, Tijan!

Bailey is as normal as could be, with a genius IQ and a photographic memory. But still, normal for her. Then, things happen—a guy breaks into her house in the middle of the night to take her hostage. She finds out her father is actually billionaire tech genius Peter Francis, the same guy she’s idolized all her life. She learns all this when she meets dark, mysterious, and electrifying Kashton Colello. He’s an associate of her father’s, and he gives Bailey two choices—go with him and meet her father or survive on her own because those kidnappers are going to try again. It’s a no-brainer.

After this, three things become clear for Bailey:

1. She’s living at her father’s sprawling estate, complete with bodyguards and the best security that money can buy.

2. She’s no longer an only child. She has three siblings and has no idea what to do with them and vice versa.

3. She is being guarded by Kash himself. Personally guarded. And there is a lot of guarding going on there and some of it is going to drive her crazy.

A complete outsider in a world of wealth and decadence, Bailey has to find her way within a family that has more secrets than she could have imagined. One of these secrets could be deadly…

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of St. Marten's Press via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Romance suspense
Part 1 of 3

My The Insiders  Review . . . 
I had been on a huge Tijan kick when I first read this book.  And now all I have left is her paranormal books then I have read everything that is Tijan. So, when I saw this opportunity to read and review this book I jumped at the chance.

This is a new series and its great! Though you are left with a cliffhanger. Bailey is a certifiable genius when it comes to the computer world. So when she almost gets kidnapped she's brought into a world she didn't know existed. She gets thrown into a family she didn't know about and is being guarded by a mysterious gorgeous man named Kash.

She's instantly drawn to Kash and vice versa. I loved the chemistry between these two and I loved the banter and relationship between all the siblings. There were so many layers to this story that it keeps you on your toes from beginning to the end. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down and then I was left with anxiety because we have to wait to find out what happens with Bailey and Kash and all the elements that come with them.

At the end we also get bonus with what is written on a sign that Bailey writes but I have to admit the sign is long. So, either Kash is a speed reader or the sign was the length of her body. Even though the sign was long the words were sweet. I can't wait for more from this author and this series.

4 Baily & Kash loving thumbs up! 

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The Damaged

(The Insiders Trilogy #2)

“I can always count on Tijan to write an action-packed, intense, emotional story that will have me invested until the very last page.”—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

No longer an outsider, Bailey has a family and love that she never could’ve imagined.

Used to living in the shadows, Kash will now do anything to protect his family and his woman.

They will take on the world together…

In the meantime, stunning motives, lies, and explosive secrets continue to unfold.

1. Quinn is in jail, awaiting trial.

2. Friends might actually be enemies.

3. And what is Calhoun plotting? More importantly, will Kash discover it before it’s too late?

Everything will come to a head as passion and danger ignite in The Damaged.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of St. Marten's Press via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Romance suspense
Part 2 of 3

My The Damaged  Review . . . 
When I got this opportunity to review this book I was ecstatic. I was left hanging with the Insiders and couldn't wait for more from this story and from this author. Tijan never seems to disappoint with her characters and stories.

At the end of Insiders we are left with a twist with Kash & Bailey. The Damaged begins shortly after the end of The Insiders.

I love how Kash is with Bailey especially after he admits his love for her. Bailey is trying to deal with the aftermaths of all the issues that happened in the first book while Kash is trying to prepare for a psychological war.

There is so many webs and layers with this story. With Bailey trying to fit in with her new family, while at the same time fit in with her fellow students and into a world she was never part of. But in reality she just wants to be normal but there are so many things stopping her from enjoying the simple things, like friends and football games.

There are so many other moving elements as well with Calhoun, Quinn, Marie, Theresa, Payton, Peter, Matt, Victoria, Hoda, Camille and then we are left with a couple of big ones at the end of this book leaving us hanging and needing more. There are so many more unanswered questions and I am dying because as of right now The Revenge isn't slated until mid September 2022!! OMG it feels forever. I NEED MORE!!!! Gah!

Well even though it will feel like forever it will be worth the wait as I absolutely LOVE this series. I was hooked from the 1st page of the Insiders and I am completely enraptured into this series.

4.5 I am dying to find out what happens thumbs up! 

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Friday, 25 February 2022

Up In Arms by Kindle Alexander Blog Tour #bookreview #MMromance #kindlealexander

Title: Up In Arms 
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2022
Cover Design: Reese Dante

“OH. MY. GOD. They've done it again!! Kindle Alexander has produced yet another Brilliant, emotional, spinetingling story. UP IN ARMS is a beautiful, heartfelt MM romance that had me feeling every emotion possible.” ~Reading Is Our Satisfaction Blog

“The perfect story where opposites attract, and the heart knows what the heart wants when it meets its mate.” ~Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

Up In Arms is a heavily revised rerelease of the original story published in 2012.

Reed Kensington, self-made millionaire, ruthless attorney, and handsome playboy has the perfect life…just ask him. Which is why he’s surprised when a chance encounter at his baby brother’s wedding makes him cross-exam his plans for his future.

Trevor West loves his friends and his life in the military as a special ops team member. Though he longs to find a special someone, he refuses to jeopardize his career on something as elusive as love. Until he meets Reed, and the desires running through him threaten his hard-fought self-control.

When a dangerous mission blows their world apart, Reed doesn’t let anything stop him from jumping in. But can he convince Trevor that they belong together…that he deserves a chance at love?

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting or email me at



Source: eARC for Honest Review by Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Genre: MM Military Romance

My Up In Arms  Review . . .

I started my Kindle Alexander journey so long ago and but once I got around to Up In Arms it was taken off for purchase.   Thankfully now it got re-worked and I finally got the chance to read it.  I adore anything from Kindle Alexander and this totally fit the bill plus I am a sucker for strong military men in love. 

I was a fan of Reed's from the start but Trevor had to win me over.  I am never a fan of insecure heroes or heroines in romance story lines and sadly Trevor had a lot of times where his self doubt and insecurity took center stage.  

Thankfully Reed was so amazing that it helped dim that part for me.  Reed's family was amazing and I loved their family history of instalove.   

I have never been in the military so I am not sure if it was portrayed properly but all the scenes Trevor had to go with when things went south I felt I was there a long side him going through the same thing he was, which always makes me feel it was well written.  

Even though it took me awhile for Trevor to win my heart once he got secure in his new reality of his relationship he went all in and finally won me over.  

Now that I have read this story I hope we get more of Brodie's in a different story.

3. 5 Reed Loving Thumbs up!

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