TITLE: No Simple Sacrifice (Secrets of Stone Book 5)
SERIES: Secrets of Stone
AUTHOR: Angel Payne & Victoria Blue
REVIEWED BY: Niki
NIKI’S RATING: 5
HEAT LEVEL: 5
I have been looking forward to this book for a very long time and it did not disappoint! I love the Secrets of Stone series and they seem to be getting better and better with each new addition.
Drake, Fletcher and Talia are an amazing trio – they get under your skin, and into your heart! Seriously, I don’t swoon often, but Drake and Fletcher – *sigh* … Their emotions are right there for everyone to see – I love the idea that we get to feel what these alpha males have in their hearts. Their vulnerability only adds to their charm and watching Talia’s inner turmoil between the love she has for both Drake and Fletcher, and her worry and angst over her family’s rejection of her choices; I just want to reach through the pages and pull her into a massive hug! Talia is just impeccably superb!
“We were destined for our happy ever after, because we were simply destined to be. Nobody could take that away from us now, because it was woven into the fabric of our hearts … tattooed onto our souls. Threads that would never be broken. Ink that would never be erased. A love I’d never sacrifice again. Ever.”
This book was an exceptional blend of love, heartache, discovery and renewal. As I read, I felt as if I was right there with these amazing individuals. They became a part of me, allowing me to immerse myself in their connection, their perfection, their love.
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on “swap stories” they’d trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.
She began getting a paycheck for her writing in her twenties, writing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine. Some years, various entertainment industry gigs, and a number of years in the hospitality industry later, Angel returned to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic fiction. Along the way, she also graduated with two degrees from Chapman University in Southern California, taking departmental honors for English, before writing five historical romances for Kensington and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell.
Angel found a true home in writing contemporary-based romances that feature high heat and high concepts, focusing on memorable alpha men and the women who tame them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Kinky Truth series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), and the popular W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series, as well as several stand-alone titles. The Cimarron series launched in 2015 and will continue in 2016.
Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, enjoying the outdoors, and gym-ratting (where her skin does NOT look as amazing as this airbrushed picture!).
Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California.
There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons.
Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!
Secrets of Stone Series
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