Saturday, April 26, 2014
Drake Restrained by S.E. Lund
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love being able to read from the Male POV. I really love it, when it is oart of a book or series I have loved. You get to delve into the thoughts and see things from his POV. I often wonder what the male lead is thinking or feeling, what makes them tick, and why they are the way they are.
Drake Restrained was a perfect addition to the Unrestrained series. We get to read about how he behaved in his previous relationships, and how meeting Kate changes his perspective and his life.
We get a glimpse into his carefully controlled life and how he compartmentalized everything. And his thought process when it comes to his need to dominate and control in the bedroom.
Drake is delicious. I have loved him from the start. And being able to crawl into his head, only made me love him more. And I loved watching his carefully constructed life begin to spin once he laid eyes on Kate.
Grab this one-- if you loved the Unrestrained series like I did, then this is the perfect companion novella. Dive into Drake's brain and see how it all began from his point of view.
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Title: Beautiful Ink (Forever Inked #1)
Author: Nicole Reed
Release: April 27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Bender by Stacy Borel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Camden--- oh my!!! *swoon* I adored him. ADORED. Alpha from the top of his head to the soles of his feet, he is bossy, arrogant, and cocky. Just the way I like them.
Keegan is the kind of leading lady I like. Determined, strong willed, willing to bend when she needs to, but not willing to let anyone run all over her. Sassy and smart mouthed, she gives Camden a run for his money.
You know how they say love hits you when you least expect it?? Well, that's Camden and Keegan. Who knew a roommate wanted poster would change their lives forever??
Bender is what I call a sweet read. And although Im not normally a huge fan of sweet reads, this one is up there on the list.
Keegan needs a fresh start. A nursing student trying to pursue her dreams, she is finding herself being held back because her mother leans towards the selfish side. She is left to basically raise her younger sister, after she raised herself. She moves out in an attempt to break free and live her own life. Enter Camden. And as they say, life will never be the same.
Camden and Keegan waste a ton of time fighting the pull they have towards each other, and their back and forth banter is hilarious. Camden isnt used to a challenge, and Keegan refuses to back down. Her smart mouth keeps him on his toes. And I have to say, the honesty between these to was refreshing. Keegan was not afraid to tell him like it was, and vice versa. They always knew where the other one stood.
There was just enough angst in this to keep you reading, but not so much you wanted to throw your kindle across the room. There wasn't any down places and it kept you flipping the pages to see how the story was going to play out. And there was a couple surprises thrown in, to keep you on your toes.
Iam now waiting for the next book. Two of the side characters are up next. Camden's brother Dodger and Keegan's best friend. I loved Dodger--loved him. And I can not wait to get their full story.
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Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Oh Em Gee--- what??.. when??...where??..but...how??? NOOOOOO!!!! ----> what have you done to me Michelle Valentine??? You have left me hanging.... when does the next book come out???
Yep, X leaves us on a cliffhanger... you are left panting for more.
Phenomenal X--no words are adequate. He is delicious. Broody, Bad Boy, Arrogant, and thinks he is all that and a bag of chips. The kind of man that you want, and then hate yourself for wanting him. And he is used to getting his way...until Anna. X is a professional wrestler, used to adoring fans and the attention of gorgeous women... and Anna has no idea who he is.
A chance encounter has their paths crossing. Fate, is what most would call it. But when all of X's normal moves don't get him the results he wants, challenge accepted.
Anna is running from a life she doesn't want. Looking for a fresh start, she never expected the complication known as Phenomenal X. But she finds herself more and more drawn to him. And as he respects her boundaries and offer of friendship, the two of them begin to forge their own path.
I loved this story. I loved the unlikely friendship that we get to see bloom into something more. X was a totally unexpected leading man. You get an impression of him, and then his actions blow all your thoughts right out of the water. And I loved that you get to see so many different sides of him. He has many guarded secrets, and you itch to find out what they are. And you get little bits and pieces throughout the story, but just enough to make you want to know more. And Anna has a past of her own. One she is running from. But the past always catches up....
Then right when it starts really getting good... you find your jaw on the floor and you need help picking it up. I literally kept tapping my kindle hoping more pages would magically appear... *sigh* alas, that didn't happen. Now Iam left wondering what in the world?????
Next book please.......
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LEX by S.K. Logsdon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow... I finished reading Lex a few days ago, and Iam still thinking about it. I have been trying to figure out how to review it without giving all the secrets away. So, I hope that Iam able to do it justice and convey how much I think you should read it.
First, let me tell you, Lex is out of the box. Way out of the box. And if you are a closed minded person, then this one is not for you.
Here is the author's warning--->Note: This is a story of finding oneself, through the horrors and pains of life. This isn't just a story about love. It's a story about anguish. This is a story about Lex's journey to acceptance.
Caution: This book contains heavy adult sexual context, which may include f/f and/or m/m scenes. Some heavy emotional scenarios, including ones of abuse, might be difficult to read. For ages 18+
Not for Close minded people.
So, on to my review:
I love a book that keeps me guessing. Lex is book 1 in SK Logsdon's new series "Unconventional Hearts". Lex kept me on my toes. I was not sure what to expect with it, and Lex was such an amazing surprise, that Iam going to be author stalking until the next book in the series comes out.
I loved Lex. She was not your typical heroine. She was confident, self sufficient, smart, sassy and successful. She was living her life, the way she wanted to and taking names while doing it. She was a bit of a loner, and had major trust issues, but as you are able to see into her past, you begin to understand why she keeps to herself. She throws her life into her successful business and work is her life's mission. She has given up on love, and resigned herself to a life of being single. Lex was a survivor. She was able to overcome a past that literally makes your heart hurt for her. When most people would of folded and given up, Lex rose to the top and didn't let it keep her down. She was amazing.
The leading man was lush. I don't want to name him because it will ruin the surprise. And I must say, that figuring out who he was a huge part of the book. I will call him Suit Master, and as you read the book, you will understand why. Suit Master went above and beyond to win Lex's heart. He was absolutely amazing. His determination to win her over surpasses anything I can accurately convey with words. His patience and understanding of her were out of this world.
Lex and Suit Master meet via an online dating site. And as he begins to woo her, Lex's old fears begin to surface and she pushes him away--at least she thinks she does. Suit Master is not one to give up easily, and is out to prove that he is the one her soul needs. Their love story is not typical. It is not fluffy. And this story is so real, you almost feel like you actually know the characters. The emotion the author was able to capture pulls and tugs at your heart strings and you want to reach in the book and soothe Lex's wounded soul. At times you want to cry with her, times you want to cry for her, and times you want to stand up and be her cheerleader.
Lex is a story of acceptance and one woman's journey to loving herself and risking it all for love. And I realize that this whole review is cryptic and vague. But, I do not want to ruin the story for you. And I promise, that once you dive in, you will understand why it was so hard to write a review for this one. But, I can say-- get your one-clicker ready, because this one is not one to be missed.
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Spencer Marshall was done moping. After catching her boyfriend cheating with his secretary, she decides to have a girl's weekend in Vegas with her best friend Ryan. Lady Luck must be looking out for Spencer, because that weekend will change her life forever. Despite what people say, not everything stays in Vegas.
As the only survivor of a tragic accident, Tony Russell, aka Tiny, is mentally and physically scarred for life. Years later, he finds himself addicted to the gym and prescription drugs. Relationships and sex are the furthest thing from his mind, but when a replacement guitarist steps in for his band Blow Hole, Tony can’t help his physical reaction to her. She’s a spicy rocker with pink highlights and a scorching attitude, and she’s exactly what he needs…regardless of how badly he refuses to believe it.
Constance McClaire knows all about addiction. After growing up with a junky for a mother, she refuses to have anything to do with that life…until she meets the brooding, giant bass player for Blow Hole. He doesn’t take her shit, has sexy tattoos, and very large hands—but he’s clearly an addict and desperately needs help. Getting close to Tony without allowing herself to become emotionally attached is harder than she thought it would be. Addiction is addiction, no matter what it is swimming in your veins, and Constance finds its Tony she can’t get enough of.
Book: A DEADLY BET
Author: Jen Cousineau
Genre: Erotic Romance
Veronica's life was right on track. Attending University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and trying to complete her final year, she had amazing friends, was happily in love with her best friend, and was just working to make all of her dreams come true.
One night changed her whole world. What was supposed to be a girl’s celebration for her friends twenty-first birthday, turned into the worst mistake of her life.
Veronica makes a deadly bet that destroys everything she loves.
Four years later, Veronica has a life-altering decision to make. Stay for all the loves of her past and hope for the best or plan an escape for the ultimate love of her future.
If she breaks her word and leaves, can she keep her loved ones safe? Can she survive if she fails?
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Want an English Lesson from Karina Halle? Here's your chance to win!To celebrate the release of Love, In English Karina Halle is having a contest!
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Title: Love, In English
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: April 20th, 2014
Title: Ravage Me
Author: Ryan Michele
SynopsisAfter spending the last two years stuck behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, Harlow ‘Princess’ Gavelson’s time inside has finally come to an end, and she’s ready for revenge. Unfortunately, being the daughter to the Vice President of the Ravage Motorcycle Club cuts into her plans, as orders must be followed. Trying to settle back into this life is proving difficult when the tables are turned and the woman who framed her is out for blood. Lucky for Princess, growing up in a MC has taught her how to hold her own.
After spending years in hell overseas, Donavon ‘Cruz’ came home to lose the very thing he went into hell for, sending him to the darkest moments of his life. Joining Ravage two years ago was his safe haven, and he protects his family at all costs.
When a dark-haired bombshell struts into the club’s shop, he’s caught off guard but immediately knows she’s the one he’d do anything for. Tough as nails, and taking no crap from anyone, he’s captivated by a woman who could handle this life. Trying to meet the needs of the MC business and follow his heart proves to be difficult when the two collide, and lives are at stake.
Can these two find a way to be together, or will the needs of Ravage cost them everything, including their lives?
*Contains mature content including, sex and violence. Mature audiences only.*
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Title: Inflame (Explosive #3)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Cover Designer: Robin at Wicked By Design
Cover Model: Cory Grant
Photography done by Scott Hoover
Cover Model: Paul Blake
Photographer(Front Cover): Ted Scannon
Photographer(Back Cover): SC Photo
Cover Designer: Book Cover By Design
Release Date: May 26, 2014
Daulton Rinnich's life has been full of grief. Hiding from the memories of his past, he'll do almost anything to numb his pain. Between his cocky persona, late night partying, and random hook-ups, he's in need of a serious wake up call.
Even though Dault knows it's time for him to grow up and change his ways, he enjoys being the man of the Cursed Crew. He pretends to enjoy life, but on the inside, Dault's content being miserable. That is, until a tragic night changes his life views and priorities.
Will the fear of loss curse him again; or will he be set free and see the possibilities of love and happiness when he least expects it?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
This is how Jay describes her new novel/series:
“It’s dark and dangerous and set in a fictitious underworld/bad part of town. The men in all of the books are way more along the line of being anti-heros than true leading men. I guess the easiest way to sum them up is by saying the books are all about the choices these characters have to make and the outcomes and results of those decisions. Bax’s book is all about having to make the hard choices and what becomes of him and his lady in doing so. They are super fun, very atmospheric and I think really what writing a bad boy should be like if you’re going to do it :)”Look in the back of Nash’s book to find the first chapter of “Better When He’s Bad.”
Monday, April 21, 2014
Review: The Education Series: The Education of Sebastian & The Education of Caroline, with new bonus chapters
The Education Series: The Education of Sebastian & The Education of Caroline, with new bonus chapters by Jane Harvey-Berrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh wow.... I was not sure what to expect with this one, but am I ever glad I took the chance!
Three years later, Allyn is still a prisoner in her own home held captive by harrowing fear. Broken and damaged, Allyn seeks help from someone that fate brought her.
Dr. Dominic Shriver is a psychiatrist who’s drawn to difficult cases. He must push past his own personal battles to help Allyn fight her monsters and nightmares.
Is Dr. Shriver the answer to her healing?
Can Allyn overcome the broken?