Memento Mori (Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten #1) – Lexi Blake

I have read several books by Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak, but none as her writing as Lexi Blake until Memento Mori. Memento Mori is the first in a new series called Master and Mercenaries: The Forgotten. This is a spinoff series of her Master and Mercenaries. If you like reading romance with lots of action and suspense, then this is the book for you.

This book features Jax and River, but it’s also jam packed with past story-lines. One of the things that can be a bit confusing is that many couples are from past books that are being re-released. SInce they are being re-released over a period of time, some couples that are already together in Memento Mori, I haven’t gotten to read about from her Nights in Bliss (writing as Sophie Oak) series. It made it a bit confusing at times having so many past characters appear. If you have read lots of Lexi Blake’s stories, then you will love this! I knew some of the characters from the already published Nights in Bliss series, but not all of them.

Other than the complete gathering of all characters she has written, Memento Mori was full of action and suspense, with some sexy times thrown in there of course. The book and series revolves around a group of men referred to as the Lost Boys, that had been kidnapped by an evil doctor that erased their memories and tortured them. They were rescued, but are all trying to get back to their new normal. They are tough, funny, and so so troubled. It made for a very interesting storyline and I am sure the rest of the stories will be as well. I cannot wait to read them and I highly recommend Memento Mori.

Happy Reading!

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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten, Book 1
Lexi Blake
Romantic Suspense
August 28, 2018

Six men with no memories of the past

One leader with no hope for the future

A man without a past

Jax woke up in a lab, his memories erased, and his mind reprogrammed to serve a mad woman’s will. After being liberated from his prison, he pledged himself to the only thing he truly knows—his team. Six men who lost everything they were. They must make certain no one else gets their hands on the drugs that stole their lives, all while hiding from every intelligence organization on the planet. The trail has led him to an unforgiving mountainside and a beautiful wilderness expert who may be his only hope of finding the truth.  

A woman with a bright future

River Lee knows her way around the Colorado wilderness. She’s finally found a home in a place called Bliss after years lost in darkness. The nature guide prefers to show her clients the beauty found in the land, but she also knows the secrets the mountains hold. When she meets Jax, something about the troubled man calls to her. She agrees to lead him to the site of an abandoned government facility hidden deep in the forest. She never dreamed she was stepping into the middle of a battlefield.

A love that could heal a broken soul

Spending time with River, Jax discovers a peace he’s never known. Their passion unlocks a side of himself he didn’t even know he was missing. When an old enemy makes his first move, Jax and River find themselves fighting for their lives. But when his past is revealed, will River be caught in the crosshairs of a global conspiracy?

Why HER? (Mistaken Identities #2) – Rie Warren

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If you like age-gap romances, then you have to read the Mistaken Identities Series by Rie Warren. Why HER? is the second in the series, but each story is a standalone novel. The story of these two opposites kept me coming back for more and turning the page wanting to know what was going to happen.

I loved reading Why HER? so much that I already got Why HIM? so that I can read that book as well. Kane is a widower not really interested in moving on, until a sexy dance with a stranger at the club. The surprise was when Stevie showed up at his home as his home renovations contractor. Stevie is just trying to prove to her father that she knows what she is doing and not messing up. These two are not looking for romance, but they find that and more.

These two were so entertaining with their witty banter and how much they were burning up the sheets. It was emotional, funny, and steamy and I highly recommend reading Why HER? by Rie Warren!

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In the Series:

Why HIM? (Mistaken Identities #1)

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Why HER? (Mistaken Identities #2)

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Author Bio:

Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavors include the Carolina Bad Boys, a fun, hot, and southern-sexy series.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website

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Why HER? Book Cover Why HER?
Mistaken Identities #2
Rie Warren
May/December Romance
August 20, 2018

If you believe in second chances . . .

All I did was dance with her at a bar. Just once.

Then this undeniably gorgeous party girl, Stevie, turns up at my house, the contractor in charge of my remodel.


How am I supposed to take her seriously?

The problem is she’s excellent at her job, which aggravates me even more.

She’s changing my house, changing my life, and my animal urge to protect and possess her feels like a betrayal to my deceased wife.

She’s absolutely unsuitable.

He’s uptight, f*** hot, and there’s no way she can compete with the ghost of his wife.

A book full of filthy sex and beautiful tortured romance. Why Her? is a standalone novel with a tear-worthy HEA, no cheating, no cliffhangers, just all yes. Keep the fan handy, you’ll need it.

Audrey And The Hero Upstairs (Scandalous Series #5) – R. Linda

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The Scandalous Series by R. Linda keeps growing with it’s fifth installment, Audrey and the Hero Upstairs. We first met Audrey in book #3, Harper and the One Night Stand. She was pulled from a burning building by Brody and Nate after loosing all her family to the fire. We finally get to read her story with Brody! I was really looking forward to this story and it delivered. I loved it!

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Scandalous #5
R. Linda
New Adult Romance
July 31st 2018

My road to recovery began with Brody—the man who saved my life.

Without his courage and determination, I’d have died in the fire that took the lives of my entire family. If that’s not a hero, I don’t know what is.

Brody has been by my side every step…but the emotional scars are as crippling as the physical ones, even if they’re harder to see. The anxiety of being around people, seeing their disgust, feeling their pity—I’m not sure I can handle it.

Maybe it’s wrong, but feelings are developing between us, leading to stolen glances and sneaky kisses. The problem is I’m not quite eighteen, he’s twenty-five, and we’re living under someone else’s roof. It would be so much simpler with someone my own age, like Bennett, the hottest guy in school.

How can Brody and I possibly be together? And if we were, how would we explain all this to our friends and Brody’s family—who also happen to be my foster parents? I’ve already lost so much…but can I lose someone who shouldn’t even be mine?

Sonny’s Surrender (Devil’s Wind MC #3) – D.D. Galvani

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I just finished reading Sonny’s Surrender. This book is the third in D.D. Galvani’s Devil’s Wind MC Series. It’s a MC Romance which I love to read. It was an enjoyable read, but I felt like it was too short and could have been developed a bit more. Sonny’s Surrender had great potential, but in my opinion fell a bit short of my expectations.

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Devil's Wind MC #3
D.D. Galvani
MC Romance
July 24th 2018

Santino De Campo is no stranger to pain. His ex burned him in the worst way possible. Lying, cheating and running off with his newborn son. He left no stone unturned, desperate to find his boy. His ex could burn in hell but his son would know his father.

How can he let his his brothers know he fell so far? To the point that the woman he thought was the one could leave him without a backward glance?

Years later, he meets a woman that sets his soul on fire. He decides to take a chance and see where it goes. Soon after his world turns upside down when Gia comes face to face with a child that can only be Sonny’s missing boy. His resemblance to the man she’s beginning to fall for is uncanny and he’s not alone. With him are two young girls and together the three children are living a life no child should ever have to live.

With his new relationship being put to the test, Sonny must fight like hell to blend his club, his long-lost son, the two young girls and the woman he loves. Would the Devil’s Wind have his back after finding out the secret he’s been keeping from them? Will the baby, now a boy and his “sisters” accept him into the family, or will Sonny surrender to the inevitable and be alone for the rest of his life?

Takedown (Fighting Love #3) – Nikki Ash

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Takedown is the third novel in Nikki Ash’s Fighting Love series. I absolutely loved this book. Mila is a single mom divorcee looking for her happy-ever-after. Mason is an MMA fighter that is also a bit of a player. They seem like they would not be good together, but opposites attract. They just complement each other and it makes a great story how they end up together.

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Fighting Love #3
Nikki Ash
MMA Romance


Pregnant and married at the young age of eighteen, I settled into my life not knowing there could ever be more.

Until Mason, with his cocky smirk and magnetic baby blue eyes. With a single look and a few words, he made me feel sexy and alive. But as quickly as he came into my life, he was gone, leaving me wanting more.

A few days later my mom died, and her final words of advice—life’s too short to settle—are what I vowed to live my life by. Not even a year after her death, I was divorced and ready to find the one.

Only I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find someone who could make me feel the way Mason did. Five years later, and I’m still single, looking for my forever.


I’m the guy who fights and f*cks. The guy who goes fishing but never keeps what he catches. The responsibility that comes with commitment isn’t for me.

Until Mila comes back into my life making me want things I’ve never imagined wanting. Now, the man I’ve always been is quickly losing the fight against the man I want to be.

I’m supposed to want the woman who wants the right now. Yet, I’m falling for the woman who wants the forever.

Strength Enduring (Talon Pack #8) – Carrie Ann Ryan

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Strength Enduring (Talon Pack #8) - Carrie Ann Ryan

In the penultimate novel of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, an Enforcer must make the ultimate choice when it comes to a human woman with a secret she doesn’t know she holds.

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Talon Pack #8
Carrie Ann Ryan
Paranormal Romance

Kameron Brentwood has only one thing on his mind: defeating the enemy. He doesn't have time for a human woman who sets his teeth on edge and makes his wolf prowl. It shouldn't matter that she's his mate because he's always thought that mating is a distraction. Yet as soon as he gets to know the woman, he figures out that there's no hiding from the attraction he feels for her.

Dhanielle Coburn has always been on the outside looking in when it comes to the Talon Pack, but she's not about to let fate and the moon goddess decide her path for her. If and when she takes Kameron as a mate, it will be her choice. Yet when she suddenly finds herself in the Pack's inner sanctum, deeper than she ever thought possible, she has to fight not only her need for the man in front of her but also a hidden secret about her family she didn't even know she had.

When the choice is pulled from both of their hands, the two will need to learn who they are apart, and who they can be together. Because there's more to mating than a mark and a prophecy that has come back to haunt them. And even though they may be fated, the ultimate sacrifice just might take them both in the end.

Dirty Tactics (Special Weapons & Tactics #1) – Peyton Banks

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If you like reading romantic suspense novels, then you have to read Peyton Banks new book. Dirty Tactics is the first book in the new Special Weapons & Tactics series. It starts with the action right from the very beginning. It really had my heart racing from the very start, and kept up with the action all the way to the end.

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Special Weapons & Tactics #1
Peyton Banks
Contemporary/Military Romance
July 24, 2018

When S.W.A.T Sergeant Marcas MacArthur laid eyes on the bronze skin beauty who moved in next door, he swore he wouldn’t touch her. Leading one of the most elite S.W.A.T teams in the state of South Carolina, left no room for relationships. Marcas knew Sarena Rucker was a woman who deserved a man’s last name. She was a temptation he fought to resist and he vowed to stay far away from her. Now if only he could follow his own rules.

The emergency room nurse had eyes on her sexy-as-sin neighbor. Sarena had a thing for men in uniforms, and Marcas MacArthur decked out in his S.W.A.T tactical gear made her knees weak. He was the perfect package--sexy, alpha, rugged and intense. She'd lusted after him from afar, and was unaware that he even knew of her existence. But she was ready to make her presence known. Only he made the first move by sauntering over to her, and let his plans for her be known. The sexy cop didn't realize he wasn't the only one that could issue orders. Sarena had a few of her own, and Marcas was determined to meet every one of them.

The chemistry between Marcas and Sarena was electrifying, casting a light on the passion that burned between them. There are those lurking back in the shadows, who want nothing more than to extinguish the blaze, and exact revenge on the S.W.A.T officer by taking the one person who made his heart beat again.

Marcas is willing to go to extreme measures to protect Sarena. Will he be able to rescue her? Or will Marcas lose the one person who gave him hope for a future?

Saved By You (Spring Rose Bay #3) – K.L. Jessop

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Saved By You: “A raw full-length novel packed with anguish, courage and unconditional love.”

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The Spring Rose Bay Series #3
K.L. Jessop
Contemporary Romance
July 23, 2018

Two broken souls, fighting for freedom...


When I suddenly found myself in a world of darkness and despair, my only escape was to run. It was the only way I knew how to breathe.

Life had been one big sh!t storm and I longed to find the rainbow.

But it never came.



I was fighting for survival and longed to be saved.

Then it happened...

That little piece of hope finally broke through—creating the release I so desperately needed— and gave me a reason for living.

The night I met a stranger in the dark, he consumed me like no other. He gave me hope, and, even though I still felt the need to run, I can’t—not from him.

However, like everything in my life, it all seems too good to be true, because fate isn’t on my side. It never has been.


I was a man of my word until I made a promise I failed to keep. My world turned grey, my nights even darker, as I suffered in the silence of my own nightmares.



I longed for an escape, a distraction from my troubled mind.

Then it happened…

Little did I know that distraction would come with long, raven-black hair and a smile that took my breath away.

She changed me; she changed everything.

From the very second I held her, I knew her heart was scarred too, and I wanted to do everything within my power to fix her.

A life should be lived without fear and all she ever did was try to escape it. I needed to prevent that. I needed to protect her with every beat of my heart and every breath that I had.

But now I’m not sure if it will be enough.  

Finishing in the New Year (Sexy Romantic Standalone #2) – Krystyna Allyn

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What happens when a rich manwhore meets the woman he wants for more than one night, but she hates his guts? Well you have to read Krystyna Allyn’s Finishing in the New Year. This is the second boon in her Sexy Romantic Standalone Series. The characters overlap form the first book, but it is easy to follow along so it doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the first in the series.

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Sexy Romantic Standalone #2
Krystyna Allyn
Contemporary Romance
July 20, 2018

Danger! Men with big umm ... egos can be hazardous to your health.

Have you ever had a moment of pure insanity, landing you up against an elevator wall with a total stranger?

Just me then, huh?

Well, he wasn’t exactly unknown, but that’s besides the point.

The second I met Jared Carrington, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to throat punch him or kiss him. Choosing the latter was a mistake of epic proportions, and after two of the best months of my life he broke my heart.

Big surprise.

If you’re on the fence about hooking up with a guy like him, use my story as a cautionary tale. Stay away from arrogant jerks with skillful hands and a tongue that …

You get the point.

Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball #2) – Lani Lynn Vale

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Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball #2) - Lani Lynn Vale - Sports Romance

Lani Lynn Vale has slowly become one of my go to authors. I’ve read all her Simple Man Series books and love them. I had not read any of her sports romances until this one and I really enjoyed reading Quit Your Pitchin’. I mean I shouldn’t really be surprised since I enjoy her other books so much right? Well let me tell you a little about this book.

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There’s No Crying in Baseball #2
Lani Lynn Vale
Sports Romance
July 20, 2018

What’s wrong with my butt?

She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself

from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life.

Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting.

She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either.

All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name.

From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it.

Not that he’s complaining or anything.

Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series?

The only problem is trying to convince her of that.