Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Here are our Top 10 Favorites for 2013 – In no particular order!
1.     Broken Truth by Beth Ashworth
2.    The Trust Me? Trilogy by K E Osborn
3.    Holding Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club#1) by Lila Rose
4.    A Beautiful Mess by T.K.Leigh
5.    Intoxicating Passion Series by Felicia Tatum
6.    The White Aura Series by Felicia Tatum
7.    The Protect Me Series by Jennifer Culbreth
8.    Crashing Back Down by Kristen Hope Mazzola
9.    Tears of Tess (Monsters In The Dark #1) by Pepper Winters
10.  Shadows of Morrow (Elkhart Case File #1) by A.C. Haury
1.     The Trust me? Trilogy by K E Osborn
2.    Shattered Ties by K.A Robinson
3.    Forever by Aimee Ash
4.    The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen
5.    Chasing Olivia by Micalea Sheltzer
6.    Two Weeks with a Seal by Theresa Marguerite Hewitt
7.    Legacy by Robert J Crane
8.    Something Wanton by A J Myers
9.    Darkness fades by Jessica Sorensen
10.  Guardians: The Shoma by Lola StVil
1.   The Trust Me? Trilogy by KE Osborn (obviously)
2.  Consequences Trilogy by Aleatha Romig
3.  Night Owl by M. Peirce
4.  Lick by Kylie Scott
5.  Tangled by Emma Chase
6.  The Mighty Storm Series by Samantha Towle
7.  The Driven Trilogy by K Bromberg
8.  Love Unrehearsed/Unscripted by Tina Reber
9.  Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
10. Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens

*COVER REVEAL* "This Regret" by Victoria Ashley

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Phoenix has been stumbling through life since her brother Adric's tragic death but after eight years, she is finally piecing what remains together. She has a nice apartment, a steady job and not to mention a fresh new 'relationship' with her childhood friend, Kade Haze. He's the sexy boy next door that she never even dreamed of falling for, but can’t seem to stop the pull she feels toward him.
Just when life began to make sense again and a feeling of normalcy was on the horizon, Phoenix's carefully constructed walls come crashing down.
When walking into the tattoo shop one day, the last thing that she’s expecting to see is Kellan Haze, Adric’s best friend that no one has seen or heard from since the day that they found her brother’s body. He’s nothing as she remembers him as a child, with his wild messy hair, tattoos that cover most of his undeniably sexy body and eyes so intense that it makes her legs quiver with one look. The one thing that even she can’t deny is the instant rush that she feels just by being in his presence.
But how can you choose between love and lust when one of these hold a dark secret, one that can crush your world to pieces and leave you gasping for air. Who can you trust when your mind is pulling you in two different directions and your heart has to choose for you?
The Haze brothers are sexy, daring and possibly . . . dangerous.
This Regret is a story of love, lust, betrayal and danger with an ending that no one saw coming.
I sit there fighting to catch my breath as I watch him run his hands over his face before running his fingers through his hair, tugging it.
“That’s all I’ll ever be to you, isn’t it? Adric’s little sister,” I say stiffly. “I’m not a child anymore and I have taken more pain than you know. You think you’ve been hurting over the years, well fuck you Kellan because I’ve been hurting worse.” I stand up from the desk and pull my skirt down. I’m in so much heartache right now, especially after getting to feel those lips on mine, just to take the feeling away and never give it again. It hurts like hell, but I refuse to show it. “Oh and don’t ever kiss me again. I don’t think your brother would like his lips to be where yours has been.”
The look on his face is as if I’ve just slapped him. It’s the same look that Kade had given me when I called him by his brother’s name. I don’t even know why I just said what I said. Maybe I want to hurt him just as bad as he has hurt me over the years.
He rubs a hand over his mouth and looks me in the eye. “You’re right. I don’t think he would like that either.” He stares me in the eyes while walking over to stand in front of me. His eyes trail down to my lips as he speaks again. “But I think I fucking hate his lips on yours more.”
Before I can speak, his lips crush mine again as he backs me up against the wall. This time he doesn’t even ask for entrance, he just takes it. He places his hand on my chin and pushes my head back, causing me to gasp as he slips his tongue into my mouth. His tongue hungrily caresses mine and this time, I feel the coolness of the steel in his mouth as he swirls his tongue around mine, before sucking it into his mouth. “Fuck the rules and fuck what Kade wants. Here’s to making this day better. Today, you’re mine.”
I look at his mouth as he runs his tongue over his lip and looks me in the eye. “Kellan, you don’t have to-“
“Come with me,” he breathes. “I have places that I want to take you.”
His Adams apple bobs as he looks at me waiting for a response. “What about the party and your family?”
“Screw the party, Phoenix. This day is about you and being sure that you never have to suffer on this day again. Give me a chance to change your mind.”
He looks at me pleadingly and I can’t help but to give in. A part of me doesn’t even care where he’s taking me as long as I’m with him. “Okay, take me anywhere you want.”
I hope this is the right decision or I’m in for a world of hurt.
~Meet Victoria~
Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.
She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter and True Blood.
She is the author of Wake Up Call and is currently working on her next book, This Regret releasing in February 2014.
Please check out her author page https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaAshleyAuthor1.
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*COVER REVEAL* "Accepted Fate (Fate Series #1)" by Charisse Reid

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What do you do when everything you had planned out for yourself gets changed in one summer? Do you embrace the new or fight to keep things the same?
For seventeen year old Kinzleigh everything was going just as she always planned. She had great friends, went to a school she loved, and always knew she was destined for greatness. One step already completed towards acquiring the job she has forever dreamed of, a pro football cheerleader. Nothing and no one was going to stand in her way, especially not love. What she doesn't expect is for her parents to suddenly change everything and send her spiraling into a life she didn't want for herself, especially after meeting one blue eyed boy she can't stop dreaming about. Her life is changing at every turn. She is learning that sometimes life has different plans than our own. When she finally accepts the hand fate has dealt, everything is ripped from her once again. Can she accept the ugly fate that was chosen for her or will she fight to once again accept it.
I finally reach the end and sit, placing my legs over the side, but because of my height they do not reach the water. The night begins to replay through my thoughts. I can't believe everything I've worked so hard for is crashing down around me. Being squad captain of one of the top 5 squads in the country guaranteed me a spot on almost any college in the country. Even if this Hicksville town, Mississippi has a cheer leading squad, will they even have room for another cheerleader? Do they even compete? Now, I'm going to have to work harder just to get a tryout at the colleges I'm interested in.
Why would my parents just pick up and move us when I have one year of high school left? How do they expect me to just leave everything I know behind and start over? I have friends here, family, that has to mean something to them. This isn't fair. Maybe I can think of a way to stay behind. I just have to. My parents have got to understand what this will do to me. I just want to wake up and realize this is all a dream. All I can do is stare out at the ocean, lost in thought.
All of my emotions finally catch up to me and the tears start to fall, heavier this time. I can't stop them anymore. I don't know what to do. Everything was going great in my life and now the misery is about to begin. I don't even try to wipe the tears away anymore, I just let them flow. I don't understand out of all the states in the continental U.S., why my parents have to choose some po-dunk town in Mississippi. I can't imagine the kind of people that reside there. After that big hurricane, Katrina I think, they had people walking around barefooted and missing teeth. Do they even have shopping malls and designer clothes, I wonder, or is it full of trailer parks and cow fields. My stomach turns at the thought. I'm not sure how long I've been sitting there, staring at the water, but my back is beginning to hurt and I'm growing tired from crying, but the tears continue to fall. I should just go home and go to bed, but I'm not ready to face my parents yet. I lay back against the pier, looking into the sky. Its dark, but the sky is clear. There is not a cloud for miles. It's beautiful glancing out at all the stars, shining brightly. It's also a full moon tonight. A strange peacefulness begins to wash over me, causing me to close my eyes. Clearly my mind is not in normal territory, because I would never close my eyes late at night on a public beach. There are too many creeps out there.
I couldn't have been laying there but what seemed like a few minutes. I must have dozed off when, "Mind if I join you," flows through my ears in a deep, raspy voice. My eyes pop open and a tall familiar face is standing over me, looking down, with a smile on his face.
I begin to panic and sit up in a hurry, embarrassed. Embarrassment is a rare trait for me and this guy has brought it out twice in one day. "I'm sorry, I don't usually do this, it's been a bad night." I look back out at the water, gripping the side of the pier, as if the most beautiful boy isn't standing behind me. Right then, I can feel his breathing on the back of my neck, quickening my heart rate. In the short time, he has managed to squat behind me, the inside of each knee resting against my side.
He begins to whisper in my ear, "May I keep you company for a while? I'll be quiet if that's what you need." His breath is so light, it tickles my ear. I can barely breath, let alone speak, so I just nod. My head is fuzzy and I can't think when he's this close.
He sits beside me and removes his shoes, placing his feet in the water. I'm finally able to exhale the breath I've been holding. "How long have you been here?" I turn and glance at him, to find that he's staring at me. I don't know where this guy is from, I don't really care, but he's gorgeous. I never take an interest in a guy, it's one of my few rules, but following rules have gotten me nowhere, obviously. I'm not thinking clearly anyway, I guess I can break my rule and enjoy his company for a while. He is leaving soon anyway and right now I need a distraction from all this bad news.
He reaches out slowly, as if he's afraid I'll run away, placing his hand over my cheek, rubbing his thumb underneath my eye, freeing it from the wetness of the tears. Great, I have no idea what I look like right now. "I needed to clear my head and came to the beach, I saw you standing by the water earlier, are you okay?"
My eyes close at the warmth from his hand. I should be mad he followed me, but I can't. I just want him near me, but no personal questions. I don't need him to know me or what makes me tick. I don't need any complications. I open my eyes to him staring at my lips. "Can we just exist together without trying to obtain personal quota? Let's just enjoy casual company, two people needing nothing from each other. Clearly you're not from here, meaning you'll be gone soon. I'm not one of those girls that needs or wants to know everything about you nor do I want to spill my entire life to you. We don't have to pretend with each other, lets call this what it is. Can you do that?"
He just stares at me as if he's trying to figure me out, like I'm a book full of secrets. He seems lost in my eyes, amused, confused, I don't know. We sit there staring at each other as if we can't pull away. He doesn't say anything, just bites his lip as if he's trying to answer his own question, or to make a decision. I'm about to get up and walk away, when his other hand reaches behind my neck, pulling me closer. His lips stop in front of mine, close enough to touch, when he whispers, "Beautiful," and crashes his lips to mine.
His lips are so soft and full, but needy. His warm tongue slips through the opening of my lips, requesting entry. Our tongues taste, touch, and dance together. A moan, barely more than a whisper, escapes my lips. I run my hands across his arms and up his neck, into the back of his hair. My heart is beating wildly. Foreign emotions are running through my body. I have never felt this need before, but it's as if my body needs more. Suddenly, I feel like I need to cross my legs from the spasms down below. What is he doing to me? What does this mean? He turns, laying me against the pier. He has one hand on my waist, the other beside my head, holding his weight above me, like when we were at the beach. He continues to kiss me, taking my bottom lip into his mouth, lightly sucking. He makes a low growling sound from his throat. I'm not sure why until I feel his need pressed against the bottom of my belly, making my eyes go wide from surprise. Oh no, I can't go there. As if he can sense my panic, he stops. He kisses me one last time softly and releases my lips.
He looks me in the eyes, a smile growing across his face. He brushes his fingers through my hair, down my arm and grabs me by the hand, interlacing his fingers with mine. "Nothing personal huh, I think I can do that." His lips brush mine quickly before he moves back to his spot of the pier, pulling me by my hand to sit between his legs. "I promise I'll be good for the rest of the night. I've just wanted to do that all day."
I'm completely and utterly speechless. I have no idea what I'm doing. I never do reckless or unplanned things like this. I have no idea who this guy is, really, and now I'm sitting on the pier making out with him. I really need to get my head back in the game. I always think everything through before I make a decision. Being around him takes away my ability to process. Right now there are so many unknowns, but what I do know is that I'm not ready for it to end just yet.
~Meet the Author~
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Charisse Reid lives in the small town of Purvis, Mississippi. She is married with a four year old daughter. She developed a love for reading through iBooks and Kindle app, on her iPad, a year ago she never would have imagined. She loves to escape for a while through the characters of a good romance. Any romance will do, but she has developed a passion for indie authors. They seem to usually develop the best stories in her opinion. Her personal favorite is Young Adult and rocker romance. Got to love those tattooed bad boys right? She never would have dreamed of writing until a fellow author friend mentioned she should try it through editing a work in progress for her. At first, she thought it was funny because editing was as close as she thought she would get to the creative side of book writing, but then came up with a storyline and decided to give it a shot. Now she absolutely loves to write and has several books lined up that she cannot wait to share with the world.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

*REVIEW* "Cherish Me (The Protected Series #2)" by Jennifer Culbreth


Reviewer: Liz

Rating: 5 Stars


I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I seriously loved this book, maybe even more than Protect Me, but I still enjoyed them both. Cherish Me is books 2 in The Protect Me Series by Jennifer Culbreth. Jennifer left me hanging at the end of the first book and Cherish Me flowed on nicely, except now its Judy and Jace’s story. Trent is still on the run and threatening as ever especially towards Judy and Abbi. Jace and Ryan will do everything in their power to protect their girls. A friend from Judy’s past shows up unexpectedly and her brother returns, so there is a lot that is going on in this book and its keeps you interested the whole way through.

I fell in love with the characters all over again, I like how easily I can connect with them. Judy and her witty comments and come backs, there are parts where I was literally in fits of laughter. Jennifer does not disappoint she is a fantastic writer and captivates her audience.

I highly recommend this book if you love romance, witty humor and some steamy scenes that get your heart racing. And once again beware Jennifer Loves leaving you hanging and wanting that next book right now! Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful series, I look forward to the next installment.


Haunted by vivid nightmares that force her to relive the night she was shot, Judy Adams struggles to heal physically and emotionally. Rejected by her family; she finds a ray of hope when an unexpected friend shows up on her doorstep. However her recovery is quickly derailed when she begins receiving sinister threats.

Fueled by revenge and vowing to stop the one causing the terror towards the one he loves, Jace Alexander along with the men of VIP Bodyguard Service decide to take matters into their own hands. Using the training they received in the military and enlisting the help of some unexpected allies, they stumble upon some dark secrets from the past.

With danger and tragedy looming around every corner, can their relationship withstand the strain? Or will it crack under the pressure taking with it everything they cherish most.

*REVIEW* "Your Exception" by Bria Starr

Reviewer: Liz

Rating: 4 Stars


I really enjoyed this story!
Wren has been heart broken and is still trying to get over her ex and everything he did to hurt her. She moves back home to be closer to her family and moves in with her best mate Cassidy, they both work at the local bar that Wren’s family own. While working one night she is approached by Logan, tattooed rock star and sports fanatic, he is drawn to her and befriends her and she falls.
Wren gets to take her pick from Logan, Zachary and Aaron especially when Logan decides to break her heart all over again but by Logan doing that it only makes her stronger but the question is Who will she end up with?
This book was a great read I was pulled in from the start. The characters are fantastic and are written very well. Bria Starr has done a fantastic job for her debut novel I look forward to reading more from her.
*ARC Received in exchange for an honest review*
Logan Kalford was Wren Summers’ dream come true.

All I’d ever wanted was to fall in love and be loved in return.
Logan stole my heart when I least expected it. He was sexy, adventurous, and the way he played guitar left me weak in the knees. He made me happy. He made me think I’d found the one.
And he made me believe in happy endings.
I knew he was my forever. I thought he knew it too.
I was wrong.
He destroyed everything I thought we had and shattered my dreams of us. He left me heartbroken. He made me doubt myself.
And he didn’t even seem to care…
Now I must let go. But how can I when he still consumes me?
How do you walk away from what you know was real?

*REVIEW* "Holding Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club #1)" by Lila Rose

Reviewer: Liz

Rating: 5 Stars


Zara is a single mother running and hiding from her past she moved away from her family to keep them safe from her ex she now lives across from the Hawks Biker Compound, she has her crazy ass best friend Deanna who has one ‘Hell Mouth’ on her.
Talon sexy hot biker dude, leader of The Hawks Motorcycle club and he has been interest in taking Zara as his own since she showed up at his place with a nightie on giving him what for but they have both danced around their feelings for about 2 years and now they finally get things crackin but then Mattie Zara’s Brother shows up with some shocking news which sends her world spinning and wanting to run again but Talon informs her she is his and that he will keep her safe at all costs.
This book had everything from hot bikers who claim what they want, potty mouths, a gay who I now want as a friend, a cute as 6 year old Maya who makes me smile with what comes out of her mouth and a best friend Deanna who takes no crap and tells it how it is.
I loved the humor in this book I would be up late reading and I couldn’t laugh out loud as I would wake hubby I am smiling right now at some of the smart mouth comments that get thrown around. I loved all the characters I enjoyed the storyline and seriously cannot recommend this book highly. It will leave you smiling. I look forward to the next book in the series! Job Well Done Lila! You are AWESOME!
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Zara Edgingway is a twenty-six-year-old secretary. She has a daughter that apparently knows-it-all and a best friend that could possibly have the mouth of Satan, but she's been with her through hell and back. Then there's the hunk'a'licious biker neighbour finally showing interest in her.
If only she isn't about to face her next obstacle in life, the one she ran from six years ago: her ex husband.

Talon Marcus is the president of the Hawks Motorcycle Club. For two years he's had his eye on the quiet, reclusive, yet sassy, neighbour Zara. Finally, he has the chance to claim her as his woman. Just when her past catches up with her, she'll need, not only his protection, but the help from his biker brothers.
Now, if only she'd stop fighting him along the way.

*REVIEW* "Tears of Tess (Monsters in The Dark #1)" by Pepper Winters

Reviewer: Liz

Rating: 5 Stars


WOW! I would give this book more stars if I could. It was not what I expected!
Tess Snow has the most perfect caring guy in Brax but she feels she wants to be a little more adventurous in more ways than one. Brax surprises Tess with a holiday to Mexico where things go terribly wrong. Brax is beaten and Tess is taken by people who deal in women trafficking. While being held captive she becomes fierce and makes the decision to fight and would not stop fighting. She is delivered to Q Mercer a hot French billionaire who has demons of his own.
I loved this book it was fantastic to read. I love Tess’ fight and how brave she is in standing up to the men who took her and standing up to Q. Q is a mystery to her and she plans on finding out those mysteries. Tears of Tess captivated me right from the start, I found it very hard to stop once I started. Pepper Winters has done a great job! I am keen to start the next book in the series to see whats in stall for Tess and Q.
A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.
“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever

Sunday, December 29, 2013

*REVIEW* "Alone (The Girl In The Box Series #1)" by Robert J. Crane

Reviewer: Donna

Rating: 4 Stars


I wasn't sure what to expect with this book as the book description isn't long but I was really surprised at how much i enjoyed it.

Sienna is a 17 year old girl who has never stepped outside and has been hidden away from her mother. Her mother disappears and two men turn up at her door. Her only reaction is to run and she does but she has to go out into a world she doesn't know.

I really enjoyed this book as i never knew what was going to happen next. She gets into some really sticky situations and with her mother gone she doesn't know who she can trust. She has to try to start learning to trust people. It was such a good book that i read it in a day and will be carrying on with this series.


Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Consequences by Aleatha Romig
Reviewer: Kaylene
Rating: 5 stars

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I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my fricking God what did I just read !!  What the hell is with that ending ... wowser.
Okay well where to start with this one.  I loved it, and I absolutely hated it, and now I am struggling with do I read the next one?
Claire Nichols, poor Claire wakes up abducted by none other than Anthony Rawlings, a cold brutal man with a plan.  His mantra every action has a consequence is an understatement.  I don't know what to feel about Anthony bloody Rawlings? Is he a twat or is he actually just a man who has serious mental issues? Or is he misunderstood? Or is he a raving lunatic? Is he deranged? Or is he a loving gentle man? No definitely not that one.  This man toys with Claire's heart, mind and captures her soul.  He is so controlling that he makes Christian Grey look like a saint.
Clare's character was hard to read at times, I just couldn't quite understand the whole .. why didn't you run, run far away when you had the opportunity.  This book brought Stockholm Syndrome to a new level. Every time I thought she might do something, Anthony would show her his "nice" side and she would stay. 
This book was very long .. long, long, long but mostly it grasped me the whole way.  There were a few lulls but mainly it was non stop holy shit moments mixed with the words, seriously, really, oh fuck, no, not possible, shit and that's just going too far.
I think I need psychotherapy after this book and now I am contemplating reading the next one.  Yes, I definitely need to be locked up.
~Synopsis ~
Book #1 of the Bestselling Consequences Series:

Anthony Rawlings had a plan—to teach Claire Nichols to behave.
Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!

In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences—and his actions resulted in their chance meeting.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.

In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including—fear, anger, love, and lust—as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie.

Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn’t a random act—did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true—or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?