Hold The Forevers by K.A. Linde

5 STARS

Release Date: February 23, 2021

SYNOPSIS: I’m in love with two men.
But I can only marry one.
And today is my wedding day.

The bridesmaids button my wedding dress. They titter excitedly as the music begins. My groom is waiting for me. I walk down the aisle prepared to say I do. All according to plan.
Except for the shout from the back of the room, “I object!”
I should have known it couldn’t be that easy. After fourteen years of push and pull, neither of them is going to let me go. We’re a trio that should have never been. Me and Cole and Ash. One that I’m to marry and one that I’m to leave behind.
Now, once and for all, I have to choose: my groom or the man objecting?

But until then…hold the forevers.


A new angsty stand alone love triangle romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde that will keep you guessing which man is her groom and which one objects…


REVIEW: If you know me, you know that I hate love triangles. Which probably make you wonder why I would volunteer to review this book. Well, here’s the thing: I love K.A. Linde’s writing ever since I read The Seasons Series and fell in love with all of the books and characters. So I now read anything she puts out. I think the structure of this book was super original and made if feel different than other love triangles I’ve read before. There is also the K.A. Linde trademark angst that’s going to break your heart as well. It was also interesting that I had no idea who was who at the wedding–which is the scene it starts with before going back in time–but I did have a feeling about who she would pick. All I have to say is that if you like love triangles, you should definitely check this one out!

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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A Kiss for You – Top Shelf Romance

5 Stars!

Release Date: January 12, 2021

It’s more than a kiss.
More than a touch.
More than a book.

⁣A Kiss for You is a collection of four romances, you’ll be glad you devoured. Over 800 pages and 3 standalone novels and a best selling duet that readers can’t stop talking about.⁣

The four best-selling novels included are:⁣
The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken
Bad Penny by Staci Hart
King Duet by T.M. Frazier
The Wright Brother by K.A Linde

Top Shelf Romance represents the best of the best in romance. There are no cliffhangers. These are simply must-read novels for readers looking for the best in happily ever afters.

Review: I love Rachel Van Dyken and K.A. Linde, so I knew I needed this one. Each story brings a lot of emotion in the best way. The awesome part about the Top Shelf collections is that they contain full length books for an affordable price! It is the perfect way to read some new-to-you authors, while reading stories you’ve been meaning to from authors you love! I will definitely be collecting these beauties in hardback, because these covers are beautiful.

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Release Date: September 20, 2015

Blurb: To touch a Dark One is death.
To talk to an immortal is suicide.
Yet, I’ve been marked by both.
A Vampire.
And the King of the immortals.
My life is no longer my own.
And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.
It was theirs.
It’s always been theirs.

rachel van dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit http://www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.

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Release Date: June 13, 2017

Blurb: Nothing good comes after the third date. Date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he’ll get weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy. Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way. So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked or that he can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham. Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever. 

sTACI HART

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom to three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, nor is she the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party–especially if she’s been drinking whiskey–and her favorite word starts with f and ends with k. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north in Denver, where snow is magic and the mountains have become home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Release Date: June 5, 2018

King: Homeless. Hungry. Desperate. Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from. A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, sex or a combination of all three. King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

Tyrant: I. Remember. Everything. But the relief I thought I would feel never comes, and I’m more afraid now than I was the morning I woke up handcuffed in King’s bed. Because with the truth comes dark secrets I was never meant to know. I will put the lives of those I love most at risk if I let on that my memory has returned, or if I seek help from the heavily tattooed felon who owns me body and soul. I don’t know if I’m strong enough to resist the magnetic pull toward King that grows stronger every day. He’s already saved me in more ways than one. Now it’s my turn to do whatever it takes to save him. Even if that means marrying someone else…

T.M. Frazier

T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world. T.M. enjoys writing what she calls ‘wrong side of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines. Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay. She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she’s not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.

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Release Date: February 28, 2017

Blurb: I’d dated his brother. He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget. I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us. Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames. When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

K.a. Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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A Wright Christmas by K.A. Linde

5 STARS

Release Date: November 17, 2020

SYNOPSIS: At seventeen, I left Isaac Donoghue behind to become a professional ballerina. When I return home to dance in the Nutcracker, I never expect to run into him. Let alone on my first day in town. I can’t help but admire him in a crisp suit with his toned soccer body, chiseled jawline, and all too familiar piercing green eyes. I thought nothing could surprise me more.
 
Until his five year old daughter runs out of the ballet studio. I’m only in town for a month. I shouldn’t get involved with anyone, especially the ex I’ve been pining after for years. Especially now that he’s a single dad with a daughter to consider. But where Isaac is concerned, I’ve never been able to stay away. With the help of some Christmas magic, maybe we finally have a shot at our second chance.

REVIEW: This book was exactly what I needed right now! The story was sweet with a little bit of angst and a whole lot of love. I’m a sucker for a single parent romance, but there is just something special about a single-parent second-chance romance. I loved the connection between Isaac and Peyton and watching it grow throughout the story. I also appreciated how Isaac supported Peyton in the pursuit of her dreams when they were teenagers. He is definitely book boyfriend material, and his daughter Peyton is adorable. The added element of him having a daughter that loves dancing, so she was able to connect with Peyton about that added so much to the relationship. For any Seasons Series readers, it was fun to get a little glimpse of Katherine and Camden in this book! Honestly, this book just left me feeling warm and fuzzy. What Else could you want from a holiday romance?

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Meet K.A. Linde: K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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The Breaking Season by K.A. Linde

ALL THE DAMN STARS a.k.a. 5 Stars

Release Date: July 21, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I signed on the dotted line. A marriage contract to seal my union with the devil. I thought I knew what I was doing. His money and name were mine for the taking. But Camden Percy always gets exactly what he wants. And what he wants is me—my body, my obedience, my surrender.

He wants to break me.

But I’m Katherine Van Pelt. I’ll never break. I’ll never beg. I’ll never give in. Except I promised him one more thing—a baby. A Percy heir. There’s no way out of this one. Either I comply or lose everything. Do I risk the husband I’m just learning to love or is this my breaking season?

REVIEW: HOLY CRAP. I mean seriously, how do I even tell you about my love for this book. The craziest part is that I requested to review the first book, The Lying Season, based solely on the cover and thinking the blurb sounded interesting. I had never read K.A. Linde before (that has now definitely changed as I’m working on her backlist). It was seriously one of my best decisions I’ve made in 2020. I am obsessed with this series. This group of Upper East Side friends can be vicious and the drama is real, but the author does such a good job at humanizing the characters. The Breaking Season is a perfect example of how amazing K.A. Linde is as an author. Katherine and Camden are anti-heroes. They come off as vapid and malicious, not only to others, but also each other. I kept wondering how I would feel about their story. After reading the first two books, and knowing I’d learn more about Katherine by reading Penn and Natalie’s series, I jumped into the Curel series. Honestly, I did not like Katherine, but there is this point in Cruel Legacy, where my heart aches for Katherine. This is how I knew K.A. Linde was going to destroy me in the best way with this story.

I was right. Camden and Katherine are everything I wanted and needed. This story gave me the full spectrum of emotions. They are a total mess, but I was rooting for them to get it together the entire time. I needed their HEA, like I needed my next breath. I couldn’t even put this one down! The backstory is key to really empathizing with these characters and figuring out why they’re doing what they’re doing. While trauma doesn’t excuse bad behavior, it definitely explains a lot of what’s been going on. It also helps show the amazing character growth these two undergo throughout this story. The amazing plot twists in this one make the entire story so much better too. I won’t spoil anything, but let’s just say this is one of my most favorite books of 2020, which makes sense, because this may just be my favorite series of 2020!

Thank you to K.A. Linde and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!!

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Meet K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Cruel Series by K.A. Linde

THIS SERIES.

I just knew it was going to wreck me. I got introduced to K.A. Linde by picking up an ARC of The Lying Season, and that was the best damn decision I have made in a long time. The Seasons Series is by far one of my favorites of 2020! Which is why I had to pick up this series where you first meet the main characters as side characters to Penn and Natalie’s story! It’s always fun getting glimpses of characters you already know, although I usually like to meet them and then get their stories. That being said, I still really enjoyed a deeper glimpse into Crew and more backstory for Lark, Court, and Kathrine. Dear lord, I cannot wait for The Breaking Season where we finally get more about Katherine and Camden because they are a hot mess. Anyway, I loved the first book in this series the most and for me it solidified me on team Penn and Natalie!

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Prequel Novella

Release Date: January 7, 2019

SYNOPSIS: I spot the mysterious stranger across the party. I’d seen him in the park, writing furiously in his worn leather notebook. He’s pure confidence, born and bred in high society with eyes like a hawk—observant, cunning, and wicked. With sensual lips and a body made to worship, he’s exquisite. A work of art. While I’m young, innocent, and completely out of my depth. But I’m drawn to him. Captivated by his approach. When he asks for one night, I have only one word for him. Yes. One summer in Paris. One night with him. One cruel night.


5 STARS

Release Date: January 22, 2019

SYNOPSIS: She was supposed to be a one night stand. A way to sate my sexual appetite. I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life. But she ripped open that divide—and there’s no going back.

Now, she’s here. In my city. I don’t care that I’m Manhattan royalty and she’s the help. Only that she’s living in my summer home. With me. And I want more.

REVIEW: Okay, so I had some prior knowledge about some of the characters in this book because I started with the Seasons Series which meant I was cringing with some of the interactions between Natalie and the Crew right from the start. I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop and the anticipation almost killed me. I was sucked right in and loved/hated every moment in the best way. There is a reason cruel is part of the title, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Even with having an idea where it was going, this book just kept me enthralled the entire time. I fell in love with Natalie and Penn! I actually really dislike when a couple’s story is a trilogy because I’m impatient and want my HEA by the end of book 1, but Natalie and Penn are so worth it. Plus, where the author leaves off at the end made me wonder how these two would find each other again. Don’t worry, I obviously stayed up all night so I could get through book 2 and start book 3! Haha. Obviously I’d recommend this book!

I was also a Philosophy major in undergrad, so I loved Penn as a Philosophy professor and his obsession with ethics that is obviously a product of growing up in a world where money was everything. Here’s a little taste:

“It’s a Greek term for happiness or well-being. It’s more accurately translated as human flourishing or prosperity. In ethics, we use it to describe Aristotle’s idea about how ethics contributes to happiness and that the goal in life is to reach eudaimonia.”

“See, for some people, the past is a dark place. It’s everything you knew you shouldn’t be but were anyway. Until you find a way to achieve happiness and then abandon your past. To achieve a happier, more fulfilled life.”

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4.5 STARS

Release Date: April 23, 2019

SYNOPSIS: I finally have everything I ever wanted–fame and fortune and literary success. Only one problem: I lost my muse. He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody, enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way. Until he wasn’t. Until I lost everything. And I can’t lose it all again. I’ll do anything to keep it.

Even seeing him again… 

REVIEW: I’m going to be completely honest and say I had to skim parts of this book, BUT it is not because it was bad. I just hated what was happening. I knew in my gut how wrong it was going to go, even if I didn’t know exactly how it would happen. Plus, I’m not a huge fan of the whole love triangle thing. At the same time, I needed to know what happened. I needed to experience it with Natalie. Honestly, I got bad vibes from her love interest in this one during book 1, and it only got worse as this story progressed. I was just loyal to Natalie and Penn being together from book 1, so there was no way I could be won over. I seriously couldn’t even read the sexy scenes, because I was so angry. While Penn has definitely made mistakes, I feel like we really got to see why he was redeemable in this one. This book pretty much tore my heart out and I hated it as much as I couldn’t put it down.

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4.5 STARS

Release Date: June 16, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Darkness swept in.

Smothering everything in its inky black.

I have turned into their worst nightmares.

And I will not rest until they pay.

For everything.

REVIEW: FINALLY. God, Penn just keeps proving himself, time and time again. I knew Natalie was on a dark path, but I didn’t know how far down it she would travel. I think the actions of Penn and Natalie in this book are a journey they needed to go on in order to ever be together. I felt the same love/hate relationship to this story all the way through that I have the whole time. I think this is what I love about K.A. Linde’s writing. She can make me feel a whole spectrum of emotions towards the characters, yet I’m utterly enthralled and can’t put the book down. I think this was a great end to the trilogy and I’m so happy I took the time to read these books. If you need me, I will now be exploring all of K.A. Linde’s backlist!

Also, on a side note. We got a glimpse of Katherine that was desperately needed, especially while reading the Seasons Series. I sincerely cannot wait to get into her head and see what happened with her and Camden. There is a lot of pain in that relationship, but I can’t help rooting for them. I know their journey is going to tear my heart out in a whole new way, yet I’ll love every second of it.

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The Hating Season by K.A. Linde

5 STARS!!!

Release Date: April 28, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Court Kensington is a thorn in my side. I’m hired to clean up his badboy image, which would’ve been easy if my life wasn’t falling apart.

First, I catch my movie star husband having an affair with his co-star. Then when I return to work, my job is at stake, because Court has gotten himself into trouble…again.

Instead of getting him back in line, I find myself falling for his charm. And into his bed. And against the wall. And, and, and…

Except Kensington charm shouldn’t work on me. Not when I’ve sworn to never ever sleep with a client.

I had good intentions.
I really did.
But we all know the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

REVIEW: Dear Lord this series is AMAZING! Seriously, K.A. Linde was a new-to-me author when I read the first book, The Lying Season, and I was hooked! When I met English and Court in the first book, I just knew it had to happen (even if English was married). K.A. Linde knows how to give major depth to her characters and getting to know these two throughout this story was so, so good. I knew this book would be great, but she really developed Court in a way that made me like him despite all the crazy stuff he’s pulled. And English is just such a ball buster in the best damn way. She is strong and fierce, and I loved her so much.

This series has moved to one of my all-time favorites and I cannot wait for the next book with Camden and Katherine–it’s going to be an emotional mess and I am here for it! I’d obviously recommend this whole damn series!!

Thank you to K.A. Linde for sending me a signed copy of this book that I will treasure always!

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The Lying Season by K.A. Linde

5 STARS!

Release Date: February 4, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Walking away from Sam Rutherford was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s been five years since that day, and I’ve given up on looking for love. My focus is on my career. And it’s paid off—I’m successfully managing the reelection for the mayor of New York City. Then Sam walks into my office as the new legal counsel. Which means I have to see him every single day from now until November. We vow to remain professional, but it’s a small office. The sly glances and his blistering charm are unavoidable. It all feels so familiar. Too comfortable. After what happened the first time…I should know better. If I’m not careful, he’ll break my heart all over again.

And I don’t know if I can survive Sam a second time.

REVIEW: K. A. Linde was a new to me author, and I am so, so happy I found her. This book was exactly what I want in an adult romance. The author’s own experience on a campaign added so much to the storyline. It just felt real and there was so much emotion! The characters are so human. Gah. I could NOT put it down. If you like second chance romance, you need to read this one! AND I’m SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED for the sequel to this one. I just know it’s going to be as amazing as this one.

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