Blog tour for No More Secrets series!
AUTHOR: Ani Bishop
BOOK: My Light
EDITOR: Patricia Korbet
COVER DESIGNER: PK Designs - Editing and Graphics
Ella loved Braden for the year they’d been together, she'd missed him for the eleven months he’d been gone. She had to admit that her reaction upon seeing him again proved she wouldn’t stop loving him anytime soon.
Braden left Ella for many reasons, but not the ones she thought he had, especially not the lie he'd told her to keep her safe. Would she ever believe him after the way he'd hurt her?
When the truth is revealed, will they embrace their second chance? Or is it too late to reclaim the light they'd found in each other?
My Light by Ani Bishop is a sweet romance. The first in the No More Secrets Series We meet Ella and Braden and a few of his friends. These two love birds had the perfect relationship until he threw it away for a job. Coming back almost a year later he finds that somethings never change but there are a few surprises along the way. Even though it was a quick, I read it in a day, read, I wanted more. Not of their give you a cavity sweet romance but more conflict. I felt that there was a build up to the major conflict with the criminal D’Angelo that it seemed to get swept away rather quickly. I will say that I got caught up in their relationship and loved the banter between them as well as Braden and his partner Drew. I also would have liked to have gotten to know his friends more that were listed at the end of the story. His brother Chase was talked about but I wanted more. Since Ella and Braden had been together for two years prior to where the story picks up I can only assume she now them. This is a happy ever after kind of story, the kind that gives you the warm fuzzies and makes you want to cuddle.
My Light by Ani Bishop is the first in the No More Secrets series. It’s a short read, but helps us get the feel for the rest of the series and the characters we will meet.
I thought the connection between Ella and Braden was electric and I enjoyed the way Ms. Bishop let us know all their inner feelings. This was a new way to read a third person narrative for me. The going back and forth in chapters as if it was a first person read. I thought it was interesting. The story was sweet, and the characters were fulfilling.
My only issues were that is was too short. There was a lack of suspense that I think could have been drawn out had the read been longer. We could have spent more time with the villain and really grown to despise him. Also, the issues in this book are resolved a little too quickly for me. Also, we are never introduced to their group of friends (who will continue the series), and I thought that was a missed opportunity to get to know them, thus wanting to know their stories.
Regardless, I did enjoy this book very much and look forward to reading the next in the series. If you love romance, forgiveness and sweet, this is the book for you.
AUTHOR: Ani Bishop
BOOK: In The Silence
EDITOR: Patricia Korbet
SYNOPSISAmy Welton has a good life. Her mother and brother are the world to her, as is her best friend—and sister-by-choice—Bella. That’s how she finds herself in the midst of planning a party for two amazing people, and the help she receives comes in the form of one very sexy, dark, alpha male.
Rylee Kane isn’t the kind of guy you’d bring home to your mother. He’s the one who takes a woman to bed for a single purpose, and that ain’t love. But when he’s saddled with beautiful Amy, something happens to him. She’s a woman whom he’d never think of taking to bed, yet, he can’t come up with anything he’d rather do. The stakes rise, and his will is challenged.
He pisses her off all the time. She tests his nerves at every turn. When her feelings morph into something she swore not to let happen, will she stick through the danger to see the end? Or will they be over before they really begin?
Book two in the No More Secrets series by Ani Bishop has kicked it up a notch from book one. In the Silence follows two new characters Amy and Rylee who have met because their best friends are getting engaged. Working together to plan a surprise party the two are quickly attracted to each other. Their heads say NO but their hearts and bodies say yes. This time our sexy scenes are hot and steamy. No fade to black like book one. This time we get taken along for the ride. Yes, pun intended.
The one thing that had bugged me with book one was the quick conflict resolution which in book two took longer and was more drawn out which I preferred way better. This time by pet peeve was the use of “but & “and” to start sentences. For me that was what pulled me out of the story. Don’t get me wrong the story was tons of fun. I feel as if I am getting involved with a new group of friends that would hang out with on the weekends. I still had questions about a few characters, which I am hoping will get answered in the books to come.
A fun read that I finished off in a day. Enjoy some exciting summer reading.
In The Silence by Ani Bishop is the second book in the No More Secrets series and I LOVED IT! Although I enjoyed My Light, the first book, it had some flaws. Those flaws have been corrected in the second book.
Amy and Rylee are both complex and enjoyable characters. Their constant struggles to fight their attraction build wonderful tension, as does the introduction to a great villain. The suspense is intense, regarding the villainous conflict and the sexual tension!
Rylee is seemingly simple, but his complexities are revealed beautifully through the course of the book, as are Amy’s. They are two similar, yet completely different people who have collided and it’s glorious.
If I have any issues, there is perhaps a little too much rehashing of how they feel at times, but that is all I have. It is a beautifully written book that paints a vivid picture and draws the reader in. Ms. Bishop has an easy style with just enough description to show you a world she has created that is filled with great characters and a lot of love and romance. I would definitely recommend this read, and anxiously await the third installment.
PROLOGUE from Book #3
Always You, No More Secrets series
Mike walked over to where Colin watched his fiancée by the sidelines. He’d never thought he’d feel as jealous as he did right now. The emotion was foreign to him when it came to women. It wasn’t as if he had to think about the life his lovers might have had before he’d come into the picture. He simply hadn’t cared that much about them.
Bella… she was another story. She’d always been everything to him. From the first bump in the local coffee shop when he’d been home from a tour, to the last kiss he’d given her, only a minute ago.
Colin had obviously shared something special with Bella when they were younger, and he didn't seem to be over it. His Bella wasn’t an innocent flower, but that did not mean he wanted to meet the guys she’d been with. Hell no.
Mike stopped beside Colin and turned to see Bella laughing with her head thrown back. She loved this party. And he loved her. The whole reason for this surprise was to show how much she meant to him, and that this was a forever thing between them.
“Whatever your feelings for her are, forget them.” His lips were drawn into a tense smile.
He sensed more than saw Colin look at him. “Who are you to tell me what I should do?” Anger and contempt colored his words.
“She’s happy. With me. You will not try and ruin this with your silly little feelings.” Mike lost the smile. It was hard to pretend everything was fine. Bella wasn’t looking in their direction, and for that he was thankful.
“Why are you so sure she’s happy? I’ve known her my whole life. She may think you’re great for a while. After that little…infatuation passes, I’ll step in, and you’ll be nothing to her. Not even worth a damn memory.”
“That’s right. You’ve known her your whole life. Yet, I’m the one who’s going to marry her. I suggest you stay the fuck away from my fiancée,” he ground out. Every word that had come from his mouth had made him angrier. It was all he could do without throwing a punch.
Mike could see Colin’s jaw work back and forth. The guy couldn’t see he'd lost something that hadn’t been his to lose. From the moment she was made, she had been meant for Mike. Colin had just been a passenger on the road that led her to him.
“Are you threatening a federal agent?”
Mike grunted. “No. I’m threatening a man stupid enough to go after another man’s woman. I don’t care who you are, but if you touch what’s mine, you will regret it.”
“She was mine to touch first,” Colin mused. Maybe he wanted that fist after all.
Mike barely held in his rage. Couldn’t he just admit he’d made a fucking mistake in letting Bella walk away? It was too late to go back now.
“You said it yourself, was. Past, not present. She’s mine, and I will beat the shit out of you, just for fun, if you even try to mess with us.”
Mike turned and walked away before he smashed his sorry ass right there. It was their engagement party. Bella didn't deserve for him to make a spectacle.
But, he suspected, they would have to handle this the old-fashioned way. Soon enough.
Hi! I'm Ani Bishop. I’m a married mother of two who lives in a small town. My life hasn't been easy, but it's been filled with family. Our house had always been filled with laughter and not one moment of peace could be found. But, we’ve never been bored.
Reading has never been a chore for me, it's been a great passion. Writing, however, came afterward. Just a story in my head that needed to be told, and I wrote the first few words. Ever since I started, there was no stopping. Every day, every week, I've worked, and written, and had fun. Because writing is fun, if you love it.
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