The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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 The Five Love Languages (How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mat) by Gary Chapman




Author's Message: Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. We forget to compliment, to give gifts “just because,” to linger in our embrace. The things that say “I love you” seem to either not get said or not get through. This is a book about saying it—and hearing it—clearly. No gimmicks. No psychoanalyzing. Just learning to express love in your spouse’s language.

I urge you to grab a copy of this book! Dr. Gary Chapman’s advice will help you understand, study, and unlock your spouse's love language. Dr. Chapman’s advice to showing and receiving love will help you experience deep and richer levels of intimacy with your spouse.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s inside…. “Real love" – "This kind of love is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth.”

One of my favorite quotes is “I am amazed by how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday.” Hands down this is true, that’s why we always say “tomorrow is a new day” or “today is a new day” For that reason, learn to forgive each other, always remember the Past is HISTORY, and encourage positive attitudes towards each other.


25 Most Wanted Reads

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  6. By Any Other Name (Forbidden Book 1) by J.M Darhower
  7. Beneath This Ink by Meghan March
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  9. Beneath This Mask by Meghan March
  10. The Way We Fall (The Stoy of Us) by Cassia Leo
  11.  Kyland by Mia Sheridan
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Love Fifty Shades then Love these Read-Alikes!!

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The Breathless Trilogy (click to buy)
RUSH... When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.
 Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise…
BURN… When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side—extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Then he meets Josie. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire

The Crossfire Series (click to buy)
BARED TO YOU... He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mineMy past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. 
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn't resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. 
CAPTIVATED BY YOU… Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. 

The Mastered Series (click to buy)
BOUND… Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him. Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. 
UNWOUND… When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before… 
Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. 

SCHOOLED (2.5)… When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn’t ready for the primal urges his sensual rope artistry released in her. As it turned out Amery and Ronin were made for each other. But when they head to Japan for a delayed honeymoon and Ronin’s annual training with his sensei, Amery struggles to adapt to the foreign customs as well as running her burgeoning business from afar. But culture shock is the least of her worries when faced with the changes in Ronin—it feels as if she’s married a stranger. 

The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (click to buy)
A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him…
 Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village," as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard.
BEAUTY'S RELEASE… Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. 

The Alpha Series (click to buy)
 The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters. 
BETA… Roth and I are on an open-ended tour of the world. Roth being Roth, this means missionary in Morocco, reverse cowgirl in Calcutta, bent over the bow of a houseboat in Hanoi, slow and sleepy on St. John. Anywhere and everywhere, in every conceivable position, and some I didn't know were possible. Life was pretty incredible. Until I woke up in his chateau in France, alone. On the bed next to me was a note. There were only four words: He belongs to me.

The Stark Series (click to buy)
RELEASE ME… He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him and us—forever.
CLAIM ME…. Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both. But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely.
COMPLETE ME… Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close. Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss—and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both. Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the heat between us burning stronger each day. Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

The Dublin Street Series (click to buy)
 Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached. But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

The Blackstone Affair Series (click to buy)
NAKED… The erotically-charged story of Brynne, an American girl living in London, who embarks on a torrid love affair with Ethan Blackstone, a successful businessman specializing in security.
ALL IN… Secrets have destroyed the passionate relationship between Brynne and Ethan—but Ethan is determined to do whatever it takes to win his girl back and protect her from the things that can keep them apart forever. 
EYES WIDE OPEN… Brynne and Ethan find their life together riddled with conflict. A stalker is getting closer to Brynne, forcing the two lovers to fight even harder to hold onto their love and the new hope they share for a future.
RARE AND PRECIOUS THINGS… The continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after.

Gabriel Series (click to buy)
GABRIEL'S INFERNO… Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. 
GABRIEL'S RAPTURE… Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION… Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father. But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. 

This Man Series (click to buy)
THIS MAN… Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward–a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.
BENEATH THIS MAN… Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blindsided her with his passion, but he kept her away from his dark secrets and broken soul. Leaving him was the only way Ava O'Shea could survive. She should have known that Jesse Ward is impossible to escape–and now he's back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures they had shared. Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man's steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more. And it's exactly where Jesse wants her–within touching distance…
THIS MAN CONFESSED… The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It's time for this man to confess.

“Stupid Girl” by: Cindy Miles

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 Book Description
After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She's no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston   College, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love – astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course. A quick-tempered Southie who escaped the inner city streets of Boston to pitch for Winston, Brax is known to play way more fields than just the baseball diamond. So, when his name is drawn to take part in his fraternity's hazing dare, Brax eagerly accepts the mission to take Olivia's virginity. But he doesn't plan on falling hard for the sweet and sassy Texas girl who sees right through his bad-boy persona. As Olivia and Brax battle their feelings for each other, echoes of the past year begin to surface. A boy who once turned Olivia's whole world upside down reappears, and "harmless" pranks wreak havoc. Pretty soon the aspiring astronomer is on the verge of revealing her most difficult, heartbreaking secret. All the while, Brax must wrestle with the irrevocable dare, and Olivia struggles against all logic as she does the one thing only a stupid girl would do: fall in love.

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The Koffee Crowd Review
Loved Stupid Girl so much.  NorthEast Boston boy meets SouthWest sassy Texan girl and a lot of smiling and crying. The book is mainly told from Olivia's point of view with very few chapters from Brax's pov. I love it when books include their male lead's pov beacuse it allows the reader to have a full grasp on the characters and their personal story. 
The story starts a year in the past, with a traumatic event in Olivia's life. Immediately after, we fast forward to present day, when Olivia is about to start college. That one event shapes so much of who Olivia is. Brax runs into Olivia on the move in day of college and tries very hard to catch her name. Brax is a hot with his Boston accent and the way he cares for and is protective of Olivia what's not to love about this guy. I fell in love their banter, their texts, and just how honest and real they are with each other.

Great story, great writer and I can't wait to read Vol 2. Stupid Boy



December’s Naughty and Nice Xmas Reads!

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Feeling Sweet or Spicy this holiday season? Check out our list and choose your side. Come on don't be shy!

devil NAUGHTY  devil   angel NICE angel  

Sinners on Tour Series
by: Olivia Cunning

Master of The Shadowlands
by: Cherise Sinclair


Love Like Crazy
by: Megan Squires

Married for Christmas Series

by: Noelle Adams
The Crossfire Series
by: Sylvia Day

The Ross Sibling Series
Unleashed (book 1)
by: Cherrie Lynn


The Keller Family Series
by: Bernadette Marie

Holiday Bride Series
by: Ginny Baird

Falling Into You
by: Jasinda Wilder

The Alabama Series
by: J. Daniels 
Where I Belong (book 1)


Six Days Earlier (prequel)
by: David Levithan

Waking Up Married
by: Mira Lyn Kelly


The RedHead Series
by: Alice Clayton

The Choclate Lovers Series

by: Tara Sivec
My Life Next Door

by: Huntley Fitzpatrick

True Love & Magic Tricks
by: Becca Ann
(A super cute YA novel)


All books by Abbi Glines are highly addicting! These books are the perfect blend of Sweet & Spicy!
Here are her popular series:

                  The Sea Breeze Series                The Rosemary Series            The Vincent Boys & The Vincent
                                                                                                                             Brothers collection

A Table for Three
by: Lainey Reese

Upside Down
Powerless (Novella 1)
by: Liz Gavin


Pillow Talk

by: Ruth Hartman
(Fairy quirky)

Chances Are
by: Traci Abramson
(pricey ebook but a very heartfelt story)

Meet the Baumgartners
by: Selena Kitt

by: Madeline Sheehan
Jane & Austen
by: Stephanie Flowers
(cute & cheesy novel)

OffBeat Love Stories and More
by: Jennifer Lafferty


Archer’s Voice

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So I’m pretty sure I’m super late with reading Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan but hey I have a lot of books in queue. LOL!
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Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

  • The book was been nominated for 2014 Choice Awards.
  • I love this story because it signifies that there is no limit on love. With a woman running away from her own pain and one beast of a man transformed into a hot and caring charmer, how can this story go wrong. I will admit I did get emotional on certain parts but in the end it was well worth it.

Love always is.