Friday, April 21, 2017

Rough Around the Soul by Maria Monroe (Release Boost with Review)


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

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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.


Rough Around the Soul was the first book that I read by Maria Monroe and I'm happy to say it will not be the last.

This book had a ton of angst along with a taboo relationship which is right up my alley. I loved the forbidden love between Jake and Melanie, not only was there an age difference between the 18 year old High School Senior, Melanie, and the 25 year old, police detective, Jake, but Jake was also her teacher in a drug education class that Melanie has to take after some marijuana was found in her school locker.

The chemistry was great between Melanie and Jake and I found myself rooting for them after their first encounter at the town bar, this encounter took place BEFORE either of them knew about how their lives were about to take a drastic turn.

Melanie is the daughter of an alcoholic mother and a father that has been incarcerated, to say she hasn't had an easy life would be an understatement that is why she is determined to get out of her little town and attend school in Chicago.  But there is only one thing that stands in her way. Will Melanie get the life she has always wanted or will one wrong decision change her future? Only one way to know for sure....grab your copy now.


About the Author: 

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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