Nobody’s Lost by Kallypso Masters (Rescue Me Saga #5)

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Blurb

NOBODY’S LOST (Rescue Me Saga #5) can be read as a standalone novel and new entry point into the Rescue Me Saga.

Ryder Wilson returned from serving multiple deployments, but can’t leave the hell of combat behind him. Frustrated and ashamed of his inability to function in the world, unlike the veterans he had served with, Ryder retreated. When sent on a mission to protect the sister of retired Master Sergeant Adam Montague, Ryder’s days of hiding out may be over. Can he fulfill his mission without failing again?

Megan Gallagher has two big-brother Marines bent on protecting her from the evils of the world, but she’s tougher than they think. When her older brother sends Ryder, one of his recon Marines, to her doorstep in the wee hours one night following a break-in, she realizes he needs rescuing more than she does. A friendship forms quickly, but unexpected passions run hot and complicate her resolve never to have a romantic relationship, much less marriage. So why are her body and her heart betraying her every time he comes near?

Can these two wounded people lower their defenses long enough to allow love to grow?

My review:

I had read several previous books in this series and loved them, so I was excited to come across this book in one of the daily Kindle free books emails I receive. I had missed a couple books in the series, but don’t feel like that detracted from this one at all. Ryder is a discharged Marine suffering from PTSD and survivor’s guilt from a couple bad incidents during his deployments. Megan is the sister of Ryder’s former Master Sergeant, who calls Ryder to go check on her when she has a break-in.  He hates being in cities, but can’t let his commander down. They form a friendship, and she decides she wants more. He is attracted to her but doesn’t want to upset her brothers by being with her, and he’s afraid of hurting her during a PTSD episode. Megan has her own scars, though, both physical and emotional. She underwent a complete hysterectomy to relieve her severe endometriosis.

While I enjoyed the previous books in this series, this one felt lacking somehow. The book deals with a serious subject – PTSD of combat veterans – but I don’t think it gives the subject the seriousness it’s due. It feels almost like it’s only there for plot drama. Especially coupled with Instalove, which is a huge pet peeve for me. Ryder and Megan spend a few days together, then are apart for a week, then suddenly get married and he is better mentally?

Overall, this isn’t a bad book but not nearly as good as the others in this series. I was very disappointed with this one.

Rating: ♥♥♥

About the author

61mMBbgJpHL._US230_Kallypso Masters is a USA Today Bestselling Author with half-a-million copies of her books sold in paperbacks and e-books since August 2011. All of her books feature alpha males, strong women, and happy endings because those are her favorite stories to read. After dabbling at writing since high school (a very long time ago!) and hoping to become a Romance writer about as long, she’s living the dream and has been since May 2011.

An eighth-generation Kentuckian, Kally is excited to embark on the new Bluegrass Spirits series with stories set in some of her favorite places in her home state. For behind-the-scenes revelations, to help with research and story questions, or to discuss the books in this series in a spoiler-allowed zone, join Kally’s Bluegrass Spirits (Kallypso Masters Series) Facebook group.

Kally has been living her own happily ever after for nearly 34 years with her hubby, known to her readers as Mr. Ray. They have two adult children, a rescued dog, and a rescued cat. And, as her Facebook friends and followers know, Kally lives for visits from her adorable grandson, Erik.

Kally is also the author of the USA Today Bestselling Rescue Me Saga series featuring emotional, realistic erotic Romance novels with characters finding alternative methods for handling and healing from past traumas and PTSD. She also has published two Rescue Me Saga spinoff books–Western Dreams (Rescue Me Saga Extras #1) and Roar, a standalone with familiar secondary characters from the main series. (Roar will serve as the bridge to a future Romantic Suspense trilogy with Patrick, Grant, and Gunnar.) She has two additional Facebook discussion groups for those 18 and older who want to discuss these books. To join her secret Rescue Me Saga Discussion Group, send a friend request to Charlotte Oliver along with a private message asking to be added to the group. There is also a closed Facebook group for Roar you can join directly called the ROAR Discussion Group.

Kally enjoys meeting readers and is on a mission to meet with at least one reader for a meal or event in all 50 states. For additional signing events, check out the Appearances page to see if she’ll be near you!

And for timely updates, sneak peeks at unedited excerpts, and much more, sign up for her e-mails and/or her text alerts.

You can e-mail her at kallypsomasters@gmail.com, or write to her at

Kallypso Masters
PO Box 1183
Richmond, KY 40476-1183

Rescue Me Saga (best if read in the following order):
1. Masters at Arms & Nobody’s Angel (two-novel volume)
2. Nobody’s Hero
3. Nobody’s Perfect
4. Somebody’s Angel
5. Nobody’s Lost
6. Nobody’s Dream

To be read after the above books:
Western Dreams (Rescue Me Saga Extras #1)
Roar

Bluegrass Spirits:
1. Jesse’s Hideout
2. Kate’s Secret

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Blog Tour: Verity by Colleen Hoover

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“Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse. I’ve been waiting on a thriller like this for years.” Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author

Verity, an all-new romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, is available now!

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity likely didn’t intend for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

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Excerpt:

“What are you wearing?” Corey is staring down at my shirt, perplexed, just now noticing it despite having spent the last fifteen minutes with me.

I look down at my oversized shirt. For a moment, I forgot how ridiculous I look. “I spilled coffee on my other shirt this morning and had to change.”

“Whose shirt is that?”

I shrug. “Probably yours. It was in my closet.”

“You left your house in that? There wasn’t something else you could have worn?”

“It doesn’t look high fashion?” I’m being sarcastic, but he doesn’t catch it.

He makes a face. “No. Is it supposed to?”

Such an ass. But he’s good in bed, like most assholes.

I’m actually relieved when the conference room door opens and a woman walks in. She’s followed, almost comically, by an older man walking so closely behind her, he bumps into the back of her when she stops.

“Goddammit, Barron,” I hear her mumble.

I almost smile at the idea of Goddammit Barron actually being his name.

Jeremy enters last. He gives me a small nod that goes unnoticed by everyone else.

The woman is dressed more appropriately than I am on my best day, with short black hair and lipstick so red, it’s a little jarring at nine thirty in the morning. She seems to be the one in charge as she reaches for Corey’s hand, and then mine, while Goddammit Barron looks on. “Amanda Thomas,” she says. “I’m an editor with Pantem Press. This is Barron Stephens, our lawyer, and Jeremy Crawford, our client.”

Jeremy and I shake hands, and he does a good job of pretending we didn’t share an extremely bizarre morning. He quietly takes the seat across from me. I try not to look at him, but it’s the only place my eyes seem to want to travel. I have no idea why I’m more curious about him than I am about this meeting.

Amanda pulls folders out of her briefcase and slides them in front of Corey and me.

“Thank you for meeting with us,” she says. “We don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll cut right to the chase. One of our authors is unable to fulfill a contract due to medical reasons, and we’re in search of a writer with experience in the same genre who may be interested in completing the three remaining books in her series.”

I glance at Jeremy, but his stoic expression doesn’t hint at his role in this meeting.

“Who is the author?” Corey asks.

“We’re happy to go over the details and terms with you, but we do ask that you sign the non-disclosure agreement. We would like to keep our author’s current situation out of the media.”

“Of course,” Corey says.

I acquiesce, but I say nothing as we both look over the forms and then sign them. Corey slides them back to Amanda.

“Her name is Verity Crawford,” she says. “I’m sure you’re familiar with her work.”

Corey stiffens as soon as they mention Verity’s name. Of course we’re familiar with her work. Everyone is. I hazard a glance in Jeremy’s direction. Is Verity his wife? They share a last name. He said downstairs that his wife is a writer. But why would he be in a meeting about her? A meeting she isn’t even here for?

“We’re familiar with the name,” Corey says, holding his cards close.

“Verity has a very successful series we would hate to see go unfinished,” Amanda continues. “Our goal is to bring in a writer who is willing to step in, finish the series, complete the book tours, press releases, and whatever else is normally required of Verity. We plan to put out a press release introducing the new co-writer while also preserving as much of Verity’s privacy as possible.”

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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Now Available: Stark Memory, with Giveaway

(Review can by found here)

 

Title: Stark Memory

Series: Stupid Awesome Love #3

Author: Ceri Grenelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 6, 2018

 

Blurb
Opal…doesn’t want to remember.

 

After years of applying for a botany fellowship, I’ve finally got an interview.
The only downside is it’s in New York, where my family died. Going back would
be a nightmare.

Not to mention I can’t remember anything from before the accident, and I don’t
want to.

My brain is messed up, and here comes this devastatingly sexy guy who tells me
we used to be in love, that I was his everything, and that he’s gonna do all he
can to help me get my memories back. All he wants is my happiness, but what the
hell do I want? Is it Santiago, or is it the idea of a love I can’t remember?

Santiago…won’t ever forget.

I needed a vacation, badly. I’m on the outs with my family, and I’m struggling
with my music. California sounds like a great way to ignore my problems. Until
the one who got away falls back into my arms. Literally.

Opal broke my heart after disappearing without a word. No calls. No texts.
Nothing. I thought I was over her but being near her only brings up all the old
feelings. She was always the one for me, now I’ve gotta convince her I’ve
always been the one for her. Even if she refuses to remember.

 

 

 

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Author Bio
Ceri is the author of quirky and sexy contemporary romance
novels. She has a major weakness for sappy cuddle moments as much as hot and
steamy sex scenes, and a penchant for writing snappy and sarcastic dialogue.
She loves romance that isn’t afraid to be awkward and uncouth, and thrives on
flawed characters with big hearts.
A New York native, Ceri now lives in California with her two
cats, Mercy and Eugene Fitzherbert, who should be very thankful she didn’t name
him frying pan. She is a proud functioning introvert and lover of all things
geeky. You can find her haunting the Twitter machine or posting pictures of her
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Stark Memory + Giveaway

(See my review here)

 

Title: Stark Memory

Series: Stupid Awesome Love #3

Author: Ceri Grenelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 6, 2018

 

Blurb
Opal…doesn’t want to remember.

 

After years of applying for a botany fellowship, I’ve finally got an interview.
The only downside is it’s in New York, where my family died. Going back would
be a nightmare.

Not to mention I can’t remember anything from before the accident, and I don’t
want to.

My brain is messed up, and here comes this devastatingly sexy guy who tells me
we used to be in love, that I was his everything, and that he’s gonna do all he
can to help me get my memories back. All he wants is my happiness, but what the
hell do I want? Is it Santiago, or is it the idea of a love I can’t remember?

Santiago…won’t ever forget.

I needed a vacation, badly. I’m on the outs with my family, and I’m struggling
with my music. California sounds like a great way to ignore my problems. Until
the one who got away falls back into my arms. Literally.

Opal broke my heart after disappearing without a word. No calls. No texts.
Nothing. I thought I was over her but being near her only brings up all the old
feelings. She was always the one for me, now I’ve gotta convince her I’ve
always been the one for her. Even if she refuses to remember.

 

 

 

Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS

Also Available

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio
Ceri is the author of quirky and sexy contemporary romance
novels. She has a major weakness for sappy cuddle moments as much as hot and
steamy sex scenes, and a penchant for writing snappy and sarcastic dialogue.
She loves romance that isn’t afraid to be awkward and uncouth, and thrives on
flawed characters with big hearts.
A New York native, Ceri now lives in California with her two
cats, Mercy and Eugene Fitzherbert, who should be very thankful she didn’t name
him frying pan. She is a proud functioning introvert and lover of all things
geeky. You can find her haunting the Twitter machine or posting pictures of her
ridiculous cats on Instagram.
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