Blog Tour – Barefoot Chaos by Marika Ray

Hi fellow book lovers and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Barefoot Chaos by Marika Ray hosted by Enticing Book Promotions. The third installment in the Beach Squad Series is a delightfully fun chaos and I can’t wait to share Hessa and Kai’s heartwarming story.


The Beach Squad Series by Marika Ray  

Genre(s): Contemporary Rom/Com

Release Date: April 19, 2018




Amazon Customer – “I want my own beach squad!”

Amazon Customer – “What do you get when you mix an uptight teacher with a laidback lifeguard? I can tell you it’s not what you’re expecting.”

Amazon Customer – “I love the Beach Squad series and the latest book “Barefoot Chaos”, is a love story about being happy with who you are and finding your soulmate who will always be by your side.” 


Chaos – a state of complete disorder and confusion; unpredictable; a gaping void

I spend my days a buttoned up schoolteacher coordinating the CareDare program for my high school English students and my nights with my book boyfriends, not daring to think I could procure one in real life. It’s precise, it’s controlled….and boring as hell.

The tide shifts and I find myself with a hippie lifeguard who provokes me as much as he turns me on, a Senior class in upheaval, a crazy Beach Squad that wants to befriend me, a wild twin sister back in my business, and a public challenge to expose my long-held secret for the greater good.

Do I deduce this chaos is all serendipitous, meant to thrust me into my true place in the world? Ultimately, I have to decide if I can kick off my shoes, dig my toes in the sand, and trust in love again.



4.25 ★ – Chaotically Swoony, Sweet and Delightfully Entertaining

This book made me smile throughout the entire time. Just like Sweet Dreams and Beach B!tch, Barefoot Chaos was funny, swoony, and a wonderfully entertaining read.

The storyline was not as dramatic or emotionally intense as the first two books, but there was a bit of mystery and the concept of Care Dare kept the plot interesting. I enjoyed catching up with the beach squad again and seeing how much they had gotten closer together. I think it’s absolutely great that the author continually shows women supporting and empowering each other. That’s definitely one of the reasons why I’m so fond of this series. And the adorable couples, sweet romance, humor, swoony scenes, and awesome lovable characters certainly make this book addictingly fun.

Hessa and Kai are so adorable together and I really loved their chemistry! Hessa was someone I could picture myself being friends with. I liked her from the start and adored all her quirks. She’s also smart, beautiful, talented and very caring. Kai was ridiculously charming and swooned his way into my heart. He was honest, patient, supportive and did everything to make Hessa feel comfortable and confident. I surely enjoyed getting to know them as individuals and as a couple. They had this cutesy but also sexy relationship that made me feel warm and fuzzy and tingly all at the same time.

Barefoot Chaos by Marika Ray is a pleasantly fun read that will make you laugh, aww, and smile. It’s lighthearted, funny, romantic, and satisfyingly entertaining until the end. I’m definitely crossing my fingers for more books in the Beach Squad series.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

4 ★ – Sweet, Adorable and Deliciously Swoony
This book had me on the sweetest sugar rush. I was completely hooked and could not stop smiling throughout the entire time I was reading. Sweet Dreams is surely one yummy treat! If you’re in the mood for some delicious fun that will make your heart melt, then I highly recommend you pick this book up.



4 ★ – Charming, Sweet and Wonderfully Entertaining
Beach B!tch is a fun kickass beach read! It’s sweet, funny, sexy and delightfully  heartwarming. There was spice, sweetness, steam and wonderful friendships!




c9d86-marika2bray2bprofile2bpicMarika Ray spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California scoping out the lifeguards, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.

Marika enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right now she’s working on stand-alone romances in the Beach Squad series, all about California lifeguards and their equally fearless women. Moderate suspense, a splash of humor, and lots of steamy romance…all with the beautiful ocean as a relaxing backdrop!

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Book Review – Sinister Love by T.L. Smith

Happiest Book Release Day to Sinister Love by T.L. Smith, the heartwrenching conclusion to Ryken and Saskia’s tumultous and twisted love story! I really enjoyed this dark and deliciously addictive series and cannot wait to share my review of the finale with you all. So let’s get to it!

Sinister Love (Dark Intentions Duet #2)

T.L. Smith


5 ★ – Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive  

Genre: Romance Suspense

Release Date: April 24, 2018

He was a drug I couldn’t kick. I’d overdosed on him before. It didn’t turn out well.
I was stupid enough to let him crack my heart, in hopes we would fall off the same cliff together. 
No matter how much my idiotic heart wanted to love him, my head knew better. 
He didn’t choose me. 
He chose her. 
That’s where the problem started. 
Maybe that’s how it should end.

Distorted Love by T.L. Smith messed with my emotions like no other. I didn’t think it was possible to have so much hate and love for a series, but that’s exactly how I feel about this duology. And Sinister Love… Mannn it was EVERYTHING AND MORE. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better ending.


As excited as I was to read Sinister Love, a part me of didn’t want to find out what was happening to Saskia. I knew I was in for another excruciating twisted emotional ride and my heart was definitely not prepared. But… I was hopelessly addicted and insanely obsessed with Ryken and Saskia’s story and I needed to know what would happen to them. No matter how much ugliness and pain I experience with this book, I was determined to get to the end. And, I’m so damn glad I got the closure I needed. This was such an agonizing but wonderfully affecting story — distorted, sinister, but so real and beautiful in its own way.


Sinister Love was dark, exciting, intoxicating, and satisfyingly amazing! Even when I figured out the main plot twist in the end, I was not expecting T.L. Smith to drop another bombshell. I just love stories that do that. You think you have it all figured out and you’re feeling pretty good… then bam — the author sneaks in one more crazy surprise that you never saw coming. I don’t want to spoil anything about what happened, but I will say this – there was never a dull moment in this book. Everything moved really fast – it was fun, steamy, thrilling, emotional, and sad. I don’t think I’m ever going to be completely comfortable with the love story and it’s far from the usual light hearted romance I’m used to, but as I’ve said, there was something so real and beautiful about this series that had me ridiculously hooked from the very beginning. SO FREAKING GOOD!!!


Love is different for everyone. It’s complicated, always changing and sometimes ugly. What works for some may not be the case for others. Sinister Love was a wonderful bittersweet ending to an intense and twisted love story. T.L. Smith’s writing is incredibly affecting and so real that I am officially a fan and will definitely be checking out her other books. This series may not be for everyone, but if you dare to read outside your comfort zone then add this to your TBR. You might just be surprised and end up falling in love just like I did.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from Enticing Book Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Have you read this book/series? What did you think? Any recommendations on other dark romances? Leave your comments down below.

Thanks for stopping by loves! Hope you enjoyed reading this review. Until next time… Have a wonderful day everyone!