The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . .
After his mother’s funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his sorrows in whiskey. Then he sees her: Mea Jones. An untamed, sexy-as-hell whirlwind of energy. A few years ago, she showed him the best-and hottest-night of his life, then walked away without a backward glance. But he’s never stopped wanting more.
When it comes to guys, Mea has rules. One night. No dating. Whatever it takes to have control and keep it. With Drake, it’s all heat and hurt and hunger, and pretty much the opposite of control. And that makes him dangerous as hell. Mea has her own demons, and falling in love-or even in lust-is strictly a no-go proposition. But she soon finds out Drake is incredibly single-minded when it comes to getting what he wants. And he’s determined to be the exception to all her rules.
Reader advisory: The heroine’s past deals with dark elements some readers may find disturbing. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Her voice voice has gone all low and husky, and my dick instantly jerks to attention like it’s responding to a signal that only she knows. “Yeah?” The thudding of my heart is heavy, harsh, and violent.
She breathes out. “Yeah.”
She lifts her eyes, big, warm, and beautiful to meet mine. I’m hypnotized for a minute, just staring into them while she stares right back. With an uncontrollable surge of need, my body moves into autopilot and I just react.
I tug her wrist, pulling her off the back of the bike. When she’s standing beside me, a quick gasp escapes her as I pull her to straddle my lap.
And then she’s mine.
Her lips are mine, her mouth belongs to me.
And I pillage.
And I plunder.
At the insistent urge of my tongue, she opens to me with a moan. I pull back for a second.
“Sexiest sound I ever heard, baby.” I don’t want to scare her, but I can’t do much more than growl at this moment.
Claiming her lips again, I taste her and she’s perfect. Fucking perfect. She presses against me, forcing me to go deeper, to kiss her harder. When she grinds her hips against my rock-hard cock, I can’t take it anymore. Her hands sift through my hair. Rough, rough, rough.
I wrench away from her devilish mouth and grab her ass. The fact that any other rider could come along at any moment only amps me up, not slows me down. I lift her up, and when I plunge her back down on top of me she clamps down on her bottom lip with her teeth and drops her head into my shoulder.
“Drake,” she whispers. Harsh, harsh, harsh.
Then she bites down hard on my shoulder.
Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was born. Diana is the author of several works of New Adult Romance, including The Ashes Series, The Nelson Island Series, and the Battle Scars Series.
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SAVED BY THE SEAL – Cover Reveal!

Hey all!

I’m so excited to show with you all the amazing new novel in the Battle Scars series. It’s a standalone, but if you haven’t read Last True Hero yet (GO READ IT!) you will enjoy this series for sure!!


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Diana Gardin, Saved By The SEAL (STANDALONE Battle Scars novel)

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He saved her life. She showed him how to live it . . .

When he sees a woman drowning, Grisham Abbot immediately leaps into action. The Navy SEAL forgets his training, his past, and the explosion that forever scarred his body and his mind. He can only remember what he was born to do. But saving Greta Owen is a complication Grisham is definitely not ready for. She’s stunning and gorgeous—like sunlight after months of darkness. Yep, Grisham is so, so screwed.

Greta knows that the smart thing to do would be to run from Grisham. He’s a wounded warrior, and his head is a big-time mess. The problem is that Greta wants to make him her mess. One kiss and she’s completely in over her head. And if this SEAL risked himself to save her, then she must find a way to bring him back to life . . .


Get the book, I can honestly recommend Diana’s book to everyone, not only is she one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to talk to, but her books are amazing!

REVIEW – Last True Hero by Diana Gardin

26031243Last True Hero is the newest book by author Diana Gardin. After reading her other books and finding out that this was about a discharged soldier (which are kinda my thing it seems) I couldn’t wait to find out about this book. I was surprised when Diana messaged me if I wanted to read her book for review, surprised but so excited. Thank you, Diana, I hope you can find yourself in my review and that I do the books justice because oh my god!

Berkeley Foltz has made one deal with herself, never to date a military man. Being an Admiral’s daughter means that her entire life has been around these men, and being expected to get engaged to the son of your father’s colleague doesn’t really help her case. But she doesn’t love Grisham, he’s her best friend sure, but he’s not that guy for her. After graduating from college her parents only seem to pressure her more and Berkeley is ready to get away from all of that.

Enter Dare Conners, Dare is an ex Army Ranger and has moved to Lone Sands, North Carolina to get some peace and quiet after being discharged by the army after getting hurt on his last deployment. When Dare and his friend Drake are eating out, his eye falls on Berkeley, who is their waitress at the restaurant and that’s where it all starts. Flirting back and forth it seems unavoidable that Berkeley falls for Dare and the other way around, but what if it isn’t all as simple as it seems? Both carry around secrets that they’re not ready to tell the other, but sometimes laying it all bare is really the best way to go, right?

Let me start off with this, Diana is one of the humblest, amazing writers I’ve come across in the past year of me starting both my blog and instagram accounts. After reading and reviewing her Falling Deep, I’ve been following her on facebook and I got really excited when I found out that she was coming with a new series. One that I knew I was going to be reading as soon as it would be available! I was very lucky to receive it days before the release date and already have finished it, or was I lucky? Because I loved this book!

Dare and Berkeley had this kind of insta-connection that I love in books, but they didn’t have insta-love, which I really don’t like at all. Sure they flirted and bantered back and forth but they didn’t give in to one another until everything was out in the open. And that is what pulled me into this book, I like books like these. Books where both male and female have an equal part in the relationship, where both get to be the dominant one and both get to have problems and instead of fighting alone, they do it together.

Berkeley knows how to deal with Dare’s PTSD and knows how to calm him down when his nightmares get the upperhand and on the other hand does Dare know when to push Berkeley’s buttons and when to not do so. Together they were a force to be reckoned with and apart they were a small shell of that force.

Where this is just the first book in the Battle Scars series, I can’t wait to read the other books in the series, where I know we’ll find out Grisham’s story (hellooo, one preview chapter is not enough, Diana!) I can’t wait to find out who else we’re going to find out about (if even anyone else)!

Thank you so much for this review copy, Diana, I hope to be able to read the next book soon as possible, because you’ve got me hooked once again!