Need You Now: Top Shelf Romance Collection #2



Release Date: April 7th


Top Shelf Romance is bringing you the best modern classics of romance in Collection 2, NEED YOU NOW, featuring FOUR bestselling books.

The Dirty Duet by Laurelin Paige
Half Truths by Claire Contreras
Sinner by Sierra Simone
Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin


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For some, the bravest thing a person could ever do is to admit that they’ve fallen in love.

Saying the words out loud changes everything and there’s no way to take them back. It’s impossible to pluck the words out of the air and slip them into their back pocket to keep the truth safely tucked away.

The best feeling in the entire world though, is to know ,irrevocably, that the person they fell in love with, fell just as hard in love with them. That’s what makes a romance, a romance.

Need You Now is a collection of four best-selling novels including:

The Dirty Duet by Laurelin Paige
Half Truths by Claire Contreras
Sinner by Sierra Simone
Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin

Top Shelf Romance represents the best of the best in romance. There are no cliffhangers. These are simply must-read novels for readers looking for the best in happily ever afters.


Need You Now by Skye Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Dirty Duet by Laurelin Paige:

Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet #1):

Donovan FUCKING Kincaid!!**fucking swoon**

Ya’ll … okay, so this story … these people … I don’t even know the word for this LOL It’s addictive for sure. It’s an #eyetwitch kind of story of the greatest proportions. You will not be able to stop reading, even thru all the back and forth whiplash. I have read some seriously good duets in the past but this book just surpasses all kinds of level of good. When I finished reading I was stunned stupid, just starring at my kindle blinking. I wanted to go back and read it again but I don’t think my anxiety would have withheld!

Dirty Filthy Rich Men has two parts to it: The first is where we meet Weston, Donovan and Sabrina in their college years during a life altering incident. It then picks up 10 years later …. They’re all grow up now, but that incident has left some scars … not a lot of story happens in this book, but it does set you up to know the story is coming … (that might make better sense if you read this lol) and THAT’S what keeps you glued to your kindle.

You’re gonna hate to love Donovan. There’s no question on that. But you will love him. You won’t be able to help yourself. #TRUST

Dirty Filthy Rich Love (Dirty Duet, #2):

Donovan #fucking Kincade, indeed!!! Brilliant people … just fucking brilliant!

Two things ……

1. This love story between Donovan and Sabrina is ridiculously phenomenal. Pay attention. Keep an open mind and you will understand and feel why it rivals some of the greatest love stories in history!

2. As far as duets go …. well done Laurelin Paige. The story forked exactly where it needed to in order to keep readers one foot off the cliff, kicking and screaming for more … well, fucking done! I myself wanted to send her hate mail after book 1 ended LOL

Let’s talk about the writing for a second because I’m not going to tell you anything about this journey at all. THAT you have to experience with a blank slate and no prejudice. This story will make your nerve ending tingle. The hair in the back of your neck will stand. Why? Because honestly, this story was unpredictable. I want to tell you that I saw it coming, but I really didn’t. It’s not that the love affair/HEA was a shock, no, it’s how everyone gets there that was a completely new world for me. I read a lot of books. I’m reading ALL the time. It takes a lot to shock me. I was shocked. And I was deliciously impressed. And for that alone, EVERYONE SHOULD JUST ONE CLICK. DO IT RIGHT NOW!

I’ve read this entire duet twice now and on the second go around I found new turns/twists that I missed the first time so read this carefully. Savor it. Enjoy it. This story is not a dime a dozen story. It is unique and just so well written, and I can’t stop singing its praises! Get to reading kids, I promise you won’t regret it!

Hostage (Criminals & Captives, #2) by Annika Martin and Skye Warren:


How I felt while I read this story:
anxious, exhilarated, twitchy, heart-break and I hung on every word like a possessed groupie!
What these two authors create when they collaborate is explosive. It’s magical. And it can be scary as fuck because you just never know …. evil I tell ya LOL but in the most delicious and wonderful way! Annika and Skye are powerhouse authors on their own and when they come together they blow the roof right off that powerhouse! #TRUST

Stone and Brooke are oil and water … two more unlikely people to come together I’ve never come across. But they worked! Stone is a criminal. No need to mince words lol that’s what he is. Brooke is the opposite of criminal. She’s a socialite, or at least that’s how the world sees her. They meet on Stone’s terms. She sees something she shouldn’t have. She should have died for that but she didn’t … cue this edgy, gripping, twichy, not always what it seemed ridiculously good story.

I cannot give you any details other than those simple ones I already have because everything that happens in this story has a purpose. It’s part of an endgame, And endgame I didn’t even know was going to happen. And endgame I didn’t even see possible. I am in awe of these ladies and this story. I hope they continue to collaborate and scare the crap out of me while I wait because the anxiety is well worth it! #TRUST

Sinner (Priest #2) by Sierra Simone:

Anyone that knows me, knows I was not a fan of Priest. I had so many issues I remember being furious with the story for a really long time. Since then I read The Camelot trilogy and I was impressed. Very impressed. So I’m gonna try one of my favorite taboos one more time by Sierra, #holyunholy, and see how it goes … I have a good feeling, so …

I’m processing the beauty that I read….

I think its best that I bullet point this for you guys….

Okay … so Sean Bell is combustible. Geeeeeeeesuz Mother Mary, my panties were on fire from page one. I’m not even exaggerating here. His confidence and cockiness, along with sexual appeal, oozed off the pages and it just did something to me *yikes* The author did an exceptional job with characterization. Sean aka Sinner was a very dimensional character. There was all kinds of depth to him. Just when you think you have him figured out … think again.

Zenobia Iverson is minutes from becoming a nun when she makes a proposition to Sean that he just can’t refuse. She wants to be seduced by him to make sure she’s making the right decision. Cue all kinds of dirty, kinky, delicious sexual encounters 🙂 #pantiemelting Zenny was just as complex as Sean was. On the one hand she was young and maybe a little naïve and on the other she was a woman who knew what she wanted and went after it. I’m telling you guys … this book is ridiculously good.

Sierra Simone wrote a complex journey of growth, discovery, exploration (both sexual and religious) for two people who thought they knew who they were but thru this journey found themselves questioning everything from family, deity, self-worth, love and their future.

I’ll leave you with this …. Every time I think back on this story, my brain becomes “tongue-tied”. Everything I want to say I can’t seem to put together. I am awe-struck by this book. Basically, stunned stupid. I NEED for everyone to one-click this book immediately. Okay, that’s it, just read it. Seriously.

Half Truths (Secret Society #1) by Claire Contreras:

This is the one story in this box set I am almost positive I won’t read. I may in the future, but I doubt it. I don’t generally enjoy this age group so it’s unnecessary for me to put myself thru it. I’ve read this author before and I trust in her word power but New Adult is New Adult and mostly not for me *shrug*

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