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Roxanne D. Howard
Mulitcultural Contemporary Romance
Totally Bound Publishing
October 6, 2020

When hot actor Brem Lockwood enters her life, Madelyn has a choice—stay safe with an online fling or risk her heart for a chance at real love.

Divorcee Madelyn Stacilli has baggage deeper than the Grand Canyon, and her move to New Haven to start a new life is the perfect change she needs. When vicious gossip stunts her plans to open her own business, she can't confide in anyone around her. But online, beneath the blanket of anonymity, she can let loose and find comfort with the mysterious Easton216. Their natural, open relationship is a breath of fresh air.

When British A-list actor Bremond Lockwood rents the house beside her to escape an intense media spotlight and malicious past, he charges headlong into her life. Madelyn grows torn between her steady, emotional online connection and a fiery affair with a Hollywood star. Brem’s intense passion ignites the embers of her sexuality from a long slumber, making her burn hotter than the sun.

Should she stay safe with her online love or risk her heart with the man in front of her? The road to recovery just got a whole lot more complicated.

Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team 

Madelyn Stacilli spent twenty years with a husband who left her empty and insecure. She stayed for her son. When he prepares for college, she knows she cannot live without love and security any longer. She moves to Connecticut, and using the money from the divorce, buys a new home to start her new life. In addition, she opens a bookstore/cafe called Book Nook


She is not welcomed by her neighboring store owners, but is determined to make her new store a success in spite of them. She begins an online chat with a man called Easton 216; she is Bookcat. The anonymous relationship gives her the confidence to open up and talk about herself. Easton 216 gives her the emotional connection lacking in her marriage. However, it is a relationship she has no desire to move out of their private chat room.


British A-List actor, Bremond Lockwood, moves next door to Madelyn. He plans to get away from celebrity life for a short time before beginning his next project. When he meets Madelyn he is immediately taken with her and doesn’t hide his feelings. Unfortunately, her online relationship with Easton 216 makes her hesitant to begin a relationship with Bremond. Bremond willingly helps with the new bookstore, but wants a relationship with Madelyn, a relationship she seems reluctant to pursue. First he is famous and always in the limelight, second there is Easton 216.


This is a beautiful story of starting over, with two men who want more with Madelyn. Who does she choose? Her online relationship makes her feel emotionally secure. The handsome actor sets her on fire, but comes with a whole new set of troubles. I vote for the handsome actor, but then I don’t get a vote, too bad.


Madelyn is trying to open her store, and with help from Bremond starts to become a success. When she receives threatening letters, she assumes they are from one of her neighbors. She tries to decide whether the safe relationship or the open relationship was the way to go. Romance, sex, online and off and threats from an unknown person make this book a definite must read, especially when we are all stuck at home in quarantine.