Hidden Depth by Brenda Rothert – Review

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BLURB:


I had it all.
Breaking into the entertainment business as a teenager wasn’t easy. I spent years of my childhood traveling, auditioning and hoping my big break would come. And when I did, I rose to a level I never imagined.
Elle Tyler: model, singer and actress. I couldn’t go anywhere without security anymore. It was everything I ever wanted and more – fame, fortune and worldwide recognition. At age twenty-four, I was living a dream.
But a single act of violence shattered my fairytale existence. In a matter of seconds, all the goodness in me was ripped to shreds. Overnight, the people around me dropped away, moving on to find the next big thing. I gave up on myself, becoming a woman so dark and forlorn I no longer recognized myself.
But the stranger who saved me that day, Justin Lockhart, never gave up on me. He still saw light through my darkness. And as we grew closer, I started to see it, too. And I also started to see that before that terrible day, maybe I didn’t really have it all. Maybe I was always missing the only thing that really matters.

 

What I thought;

Brenda Rothert is an author I stumbled across one day when I was recommended a book. I think it was even free at the time. When I got round to reading it I was instantly hooked and immediately read her whole back catalogue.

The Lockhart Brothers series was new at the time. I have waited with little patience for each of the boys books to be released and I was especially eager for Justins books as he wasn’t featured in the previous books as much as his brothers.

Hidden Depth was an amazing read. Intense would be one word that I use to describe it. Lets be honest Brenda Rothert is royalty when it comes to writing intense, sexy, soulful and heartfelt stories. You know how sometimes you are reading a book and everything is plodding along lovely and it is almost as if the author says oh we are 2/4 of the way through we better through in some angst/confrontation or drama.. yea you know what I mean. There is none of that here. Everything is well thought out, perfectly placed and beautifully paced. Everything unfolded in a timely matter, the heart strings were tugged and the humour brought out in a natural easy flowing manor. The story was so easy to read – too easy, it was finished in a matter of hours which is painful because it unfortunately takes a little longer for Brenda to write the next one!

Justin was just such a sweet yet strong character and Elle brought beauty, strength and a humble quality to the story. Together they were a beautiful couple that you couldn’t help but cheer on.

 
BUY LINKS
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Falling Hard by Lexi Ryan Blurb and Cover reveal

Title: Falling Hard
Series: The Blackhawk Boys #4
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017



Blurb

An NFL player with a secret past, and the one woman with the power to turn
his world inside out…
Former actress Emma Rothschild is partying in Vegas
in disguise. But I’m not fooled. Five years ago, I knew that body better than
my own, and I haven’t forgotten a single detail.
When Emma’s unexpectedly left alone in sin city, I
agree to spend the weekend with her. As friends.
Why not? If I can knock down the toughest guys in the NFL, I’m strong enough to
keep my hands to myself, even if she is the sexiest woman I’ve ever met.
Emma is part of my past—years so shrouded in
secrets that not even my best friends know the truth about who I am. I’m a
single dad now and not interested in revisiting my old ways or trying to win
back the only woman I ever let close enough to break my heart.
But this is Vegas, where all bets are off, and with
Emma, nothing ever goes as planned…
***

FALLING HARD is a sexy and emotional novel intended for mature readers. It’s
the fourth book in the world of the Blackhawk Boys, but can be enjoyed as a
standalone.

Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which
Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?
Book 1 – SPINNING OUT (Arrow’s story)
Book 2 – RUSHING IN (Christopher’s story)
Book 3 – GOING UNDER (Sebastian’s story)
Book 4 – FALLING HARD (Keegan’s story) 
Book 5 – IN TOO DEEP (Mason’s story, coming fall
2017)


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Mister Moneybags by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

 

Well now, just you take a look at him and tell me that you don’t want to open him up!

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What its all about

I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”―her afternoon appointment.

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type―snobby, over educated, silver-spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t―a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.

I began dating her as “Jay”―all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

What I thought

Well now. What can I say, I did it again. Or maybe I should rephrase that. They did it again.

I am not always a fan of joint ventures. Sometimes they have an air of trying to hard. Never with these two. Actually when I first read one of thier books I didn’t even realise that it was two authors. Someone said read this and Tanya couldn’t one click fast enough.

They are hilarious. Im not a fan of comedy books but that isn’t what they write, their books just have humour laced through them. I think that because alot of it is every day humour or sarcasm is why it appeals to me so much. So I suppose you are wondering what I am whittling on about – (get what I did there? If not that means you haven’t read the book yet!) when I said they did it again? I forgot that they dupe me. Their titles – I love them, they make me think that I am going in and its going to be all light hearted and funny and then bam just like that they punch me in the feels. Every.Damn.Time. I have to hand it to them, they do it well.

I had a list of things I had to do today. I didn’t do any of them. I started Mister Moneybags when I was still in bed this morning. I was just over half way through when I was still in bed this afternoon (thank God the kids are on Easter break) and I finished it while sitting at the table when I should have started dinner 90 minutes previously. It is that good. I couldn’t put it down. There were parts that I was wetting myself laughing, parts where I was cringing and shouting “don’t do it” at my kindle and bits where I wasjust so choked up my nose was snotting. Yes I know you really didn’t want that visual but didnt your mammy ever tell you that you don’t always get what you want!

Anyway if you want a really good book to put an end to any productivity you might expect to have then let me thoroughly recommend Mister Moneybags, you really won’t regret it. Your husband might when he gets no dinner – but you won’t!

Links;

Amazon US

Amazon UK