Friday, April 21, 2017

[Release Boost + Review] Rough Around the Soul by Maria Monroe

Rough Around the Soul by Maria Monroe 
is NOW LIVE for only 99c!!!

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4.5 Stars from Renee!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, lies, secrets, betrayal, and heartbreak.

This is Melanie and Jake’s story. When Melanie takes the fall for a friend she is forced into a drug education program. Jake has a class to teach but when he catches the eye of a high school senior he knows he is in trouble. The pull is strong and makes it a struggle to resist. But can he risk it all for someone that needed his classes in the first place? What is going to happen when it comes out she never needed the class to begin with? Will the past for each of these two hold them back from a future together?

I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I highly recommend this book.

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5 Stars from Brianna!

I've been on a lucky streak lately with new-to-me authors. I've found a few forever authors and Maria Monroe definitely firmly placed herself on that list for me with this stellar romance.

Sexy. Forbidden. Taboo. Undeniable. Secrets. Addicting.

Rough Around the Soul was a brilliantly written romance... full of heat, desires, lust, memories, moments, chemistry, and passion. From the very first page, I was hooked and I.... I just knew this book was going to be... EPIC and boy was I ever right. Fast and packing a serious punch, this journey was beautiful in its own way and full of heart pounding emotions that will leave you... breathless.

Jake and Melanie were magnetic... undeniable in every way. The connection these two had and the feelings between them just poured off of the pages. I rooted hard, even when it got murky and hard to see. But Detective Jake and Melanie.... they were so worth the fight.

I'm so glad I took a chance and read this book! Between that sexy cover to the enticing synopsis and flawless storyline.... definitely a top read for me this year!

I highly recommend this book.



Gritty. Sexy. Taboo.

Melanie Cannon is troubled, desperate, and only eighteen. Taking the fall for a friend, she’s forced into a drug education class, which she expects to be boring as hell. Until Detective Jake Beck walks in as her instructor. 

Jake knows it’s a mistake to get involved with a high school senior.

But their passion is undeniable.

Their bond is the kind that lasts forever.
Their connection is more than just lust. 

Jake's willing to risk it all—even when harsh betrayal and ugly secrets threaten everything. 



Maria Monroe writes sexy and smart romance, often focusing on new adult characters. Bad boys, especially gruff and sexy ones, are her favorite alpha males to read (and write) about.
Her contemporary romance novels include The Rescue, Julian & Lia, Love (Literally), and Afterglow, an apocalyptic love story. Maria has also published two BDSM books, Her Millionaire Master and Kept by the Commanders, through Stormy Night Publications. She enjoys reading, playing Pokemon, building bonfires, drinking wine, sarcasm, hiking, and laughing about inappropriate things. She’s from Chicago and currently lives just outside the city with her three awesome kids, two rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and the most supportive husband in the world. You can learn more about her (and her two sisters, who are also romance authors!) at

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