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A Piece of Me: A Love Story (Garden Love Book 1 by D.C. Stone

A Piece of Me, by D.C. Stone, is a Contemporary Romance Love Story and is recommended for readers 18 years and older.

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My FIVE Star Review:

I am a huge fan of DC (Desi) Stone’s writing and I was extremely excited to get my hands on her book A Piece of Me.  It took me less than a day to consume this book, fall in love with every single character and look forward to reading more of these amazing characters in her future book.

I don’t want to give anything away but let me just say, a shit ton of stuff happens in the very first chapter!  But …. keep in mind, it says right in the title that it’s a Love Story!

Thank you Desi for these amazing characters, the wonderful writing, and giving the world a truly beautiful love story.  I’d also like to add, hurry up and write the next one!

More About A Piece of Me:

Yesterday, he was married to her best friend.
Tomorrow, her world shatters.
Today, she denies everything…including her heart.
Aimee isn’t a stranger to death and pain, but guilt drives her to make decisions she’ll come to regret. Choices she’ll have to take. A life with a man that shouldn’t be hers.

Find out more about D.C. Stone here: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads.

Check out my other reviews of D.C. Stone’s books here: DC Stone Book Reviews by janisf

Excerpt of A Piece of Me:  Coming soon.  Check back in a few hours.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Girl Code: An anthology by Cait Jarrod, DC Stone, Jessica Jayne and Lea Bronsen

About the Book:

This was the best anthology I have ever read!  Four Amazing stories, with strong determined women, a BFF bond strong as nails, and sexy men who just want to love them.  You can’t help but fall in love with these women and their stories.  (Adult 18+)

Four best friends struggle with decisions that affect their lives, their hearts, and their futures. As sisters, they embrace the Girl Code.

Introduction by Julie Ann Walker.

All proceeds from sales are going to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Hope by Jessica Jayne:
Josephine “Joey” Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?

Live by Lea Bronsen:
After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette “Juls” Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother’s burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love…and live.

Faith by Cait Jarrod:
Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

Persistence by D.C. Stone:
Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything.

My Five Star Review:

You will find four absolutely amazing stories in this anthology.  What I loved most was how they all weaved together making this book/anthology one big story revolving around four amazing, strong, loving, and loyal friends.  From the very first story you are introduced to these amazing women and see them from each others eyes.  The stories are filled with struggles, passion, love and of course a big dose of happily ever after.

In Hope we meet Joey a photographer and Talon an auto mechanic.  They meet, become fast friends and share their similar backgrounds with each other.  Talon want’s more then friendship and he’s hoping Joey will give it to him but a stalker gets in the way causing Talon to jump into protector mode.  It was a joy to watch their friendship turn into something more.  The “steam” factor for these two was way above the boiling point.

In Live we meet Juls a recovering drug addict and Reef an ex-drunk/Recluse of the Boise Woods.  Their story touched me the most and Juls ended up being my favorite female character.  They each struggled with the beginning phase of their life but are at the point where they want to “Live.”  Together they formed an unbreakable bond that will take them into their future and together they will help each other fight the demons of their past.

In Faith we meet Selena a Criminal Investigator with the United States Air Force and Cullen a D.C. Detective.  A bit of a mystery brings them together in Pearl, Ohio.  Cullen hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the girl he met at the pond long ago who helped him deal with a tragedy in his life but can he forgive her for disappearing after that amazing night? Selena’s mom walked out on her and her General father when she was eight years old.  If it wasn’t for meeting her “sisters” Juls, Joey, Laydi, she may not have survived her pre-teen years.  Mystery, intrigue, love and forgiveness bring these characters back to the pond and just maybe a brighter future.

In Persistence we meet Laydi a private investigator and Andrew her Boss/CEO of Off the Record Private Investigations. Let me first say, I fell completely in love with Andrew from the moment I met him and he turned out to be my favorite male character.  An urgent call from her father brings Laydi and her new husband Andrew home to Pearl, Ohio.   As Laydi is dealing with her father, the investigation she’s working on starts to heat up while her new husband tries to keep her from throwing him out of her life.  This story has everything I love.  A dominant male trying his hardest to protect his strong, independent and brilliant woman while an investigative case blows up around them. These two are so cute.  The chemistry between them is a joy to read and their “steam” factor hits a few boiling points especially in the Jet.

It’s not often you read an anthology and truly love every story in it but I really did.  These four authors are amazing women who I’m sure will continue to give us well written, heart warming, action packed, and steamy love stories for years to come.

Thank you, Jessica, Lea, Cait and DC.

Amazon Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Code-anthology-DC-Stone-ebook/dp/B00X602S8I/ref=zg_bs_11764646011_51

Find Jessica here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Jessica-Jayne/388268367912903?fref=ts

Find Lea here:

https://www.facebook.com/LeaBronsen?fref=ts

Find Cait here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cait-Jarrod-Author/500705936640529?fref=ts

Find DC here:

https://www.facebook.com/authorDCStone?fref=ts