ARC Review- River’s Edge Boxset by Lacey Black

Rivers Edge, a box set full of everyday people living once in a lifetime love stories! Sweet, smooth talking men turned into loving, hard working loyal husbands by strong, determined women! ~ Autry, Guilty Pleasures


Today is the release day of Lacey Black’s River’s Edge Box Set! Check out the release festivities and be sure to grab this amazing contemporary romance series today!


About the River’s Edge Box Set:

Family is everything.

That’s the motto of the Stevens family, where nothing is secret and everything is fair game. From Jake, Nate, Will, Travis, and Avery, each Stevens sibling has one big shot at finding love in their small town, Rivers Edge.

Follow the five siblings on their quest for love in the Rivers Edge boxed set. This set contains five full length novels, as well as two novellas and a never before released short story featuring Brooklyn.

Trust Me

Fight Me

Expect Me

Promise Me: A Novella

Protect Me

Boss Me

Trust Us: A Christmas Novella

Trust Me: A Brooklyn Short Story

*Each story can be read as a standalone. For mature audiences only due to graphic sexual content and language.

Review copy provided for a voluntary review

Trust Me- A truly memorable start to the River Edge box set. Avery and Maddox are off the charts in everything, secretly dating your older brothers best friend. Getting tattled on by her three year old daughter leads into an explosive outing for their relationship. I smiled many, many times while reading their adventure, so worth the risk of losing your best friend.

Fight Me- The bigger they are the harder they fall, feisty Erin brings police officer Jake to his knees. Is that a demand? Small town librarian makes his head turn, reaching into his flirtatious bag of tricks, Jake pulls Erin out of her shell. Watching Jake and Erin’s chemistry was so entertaining; she enjoyed making him work for all he got.

Expect Me- This novel was more so about a good ol’ small town boy needing reminded where his priorities lie in life. Travis and Josselyns’ story reminds us all, that people and relationships can be taken for granted, time and energy are needed to keep the fire alive. Travis pushed himself to extremes to prove his love for Josselyn and their child.

Promise Me- Holly and Jase, they put Fourth of July fireworks displays to shame. The attraction between the two is instantaneous, forever changed. Lead singer Jase is tired and looking for a place to rest his weary body, nurse Holly is ready to be done with bad boys. Love had different plans, with long months on the road and a face that is recognizable in the smallest of towns makes the relationship rocky, powering through brought the them to the happiest of endings.

Protect Me- Nate and Lia, hands down my favorite novel in this box set, the couple survived against some of realities cruelest people. Fighting for herself and their relationship Lia risks her life to ensure nothing happens to Nate. To has tension was high throughout this novel would be a dramatic understatement. All of the Stevens clan makes an appearance in this novel but it really felt focused in on Nate and Lia’s love story. I could reread this story every day, this happy ending was the most satisfying of all.

Boss Me- Dating his boss was risky, let alone her finding out you called her Cruella behind her back, even riskier. The baby of the Stevens boys is throwing away all he has worked for to try and claim Carmen’s heart. Carmen’s son is still healing from a divorce and switching schools, causing them to tread lighter than ever. Very enjoyable to watch the last boys succumb to love.

Trust Us- So incredibly sweet to see Avery get the last laugh with Maddox at her side. Knowing the romantic getaway will heat the sheets up, running into Drake and hearing what happened is priceless! I laughed out loud while reading this novella, easy to say karma took care of Drake.

Trust You- Brooklyn is all grown up, it doesn’t seem possible, she should always be running around playing her uncles against each other. I easily slipped back into memories of growing up and attending major social functions, having the first chance to buy a gown and get all dolled-up. The Steven’s boys are still as loud and rambunctious in both ideas and intimidation.

The Rivers Edge box set is so full of hot, steamy, refined playboys brought to their knees by beautiful everyday down to earth women. They have a strong love for family, fun and play. Each novel could be read as a stand along, however it makes the story so much sweeter to be read together. All of these couples have relatable qualities to strengthen the love for this family; overall I felt hope and happiness carried throughout the box set. It is definitely worth the price and so worth the time to read! A recommended read for sure!

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Exclusive Excerpt:

I drive home in comfortable silence. I don’t think I’ve ever been content with comfortable silence with a woman before, which is just another reminder of how Avery is different from everyone else. She doesn’t feel the need to talk all the time for the sake of talking.

As we start to approach the city limits of Rivers Edge, I start to wonder what I should do next. If this were any other girl, I’d drive back to her house with no hesitation whatsoever and take her inside. But this is Avery, and like I said, she’s different.

“So, I thought maybe we’d stop by my house for a bit if that’s okay with you. This way, someone like Jake doesn’t see my truck parked in your drive and make trouble.” Even to my own ears, I sounded a little nervous as I said it. What the hell? It’s not like it’s my first time taking a girl home.

Then it hits me.

It is the first time I’m taking a girl home, to my house. I always go to their place. But the thought of Avery in my house, my bed, just feels right.

“That sounds good,” she says with another shy smile. I love that smile; it’s filled with happiness and innocence. I turn off Main Street and head down Lincoln towards my place. When I reach my house, I pull into the drive and kill the engine. Quickly, I hop out and walk around to her door. When I open it, she seems slightly hesitant, maybe even nervous.

“I can take you home if you want.”

“No,” she quickly throws out there. “I want to be here…with you.” There’s that damn smile again. I extend my hand to her and help her down from the truck and head inside.

When we step inside the dark recesses of my living room, I start to walk towards the lamp but she catches me by the arm, stopping me. I turn to look at her. The only light in the room is what moonlight is filtering through the window. Standing there in my darkened living room, light glowing off her blond hair, she looks stunning. She extends her hand up to cradle my cheek, her other hand runs up my abdomen from my stomach to rest on my chest. I step closer to her, looking deep into her eyes. She must have realized she was holding her breath because she lets out a big breath, which comes out a little shaky. I look deep into her crystal blue eyes, and that’s when I see it. Lust. Desire. Trust.

My resolve shatters like a glass vase with that one look as I push her back against my front door. Our lips are urging each other on as our desire for each other completely takes over. She runs her tongue down my neck, and I almost come completely undone in my pants like a teenage boy by that one simple move. I cradle her ass in my hands and lift her up. She threads her legs around my waist, her hands diving into my hair. I lean against her, pushing her back into the door, and she moans. It’s the sexiest fucking sound I’ve ever heard and all I can think about is being deep inside her, making her moan over and over and over again.

I press hot kisses along her chin, down her delectable neck and lick the spot where her pulse is rapidly beating. “Tell me to stop, Avery. Tell me to stop right now and I will. But if you say nothing, I’m taking you back to my room and burying myself deep inside you. I’m going to make you come and scream my name. All. Night. Long. Tell me you want this as much as I do.”

“I want this,” she whispers without hesitation and that’s all I need to hear.



About Lacey Black:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.

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