Tuesday, April 18, 2017

HEAT (Montgomery Men Book 2) ~ C.A. Harms





Beckett Montgomery is a well-known detective in the New York area. He takes his job seriously and has little time for anything else.
During an investigation in to a series of break-ins of an apartment building on 32nd St., he finds himself getting a little too involved. What had always in the past been his job, now felt as if it was so much more.
He can’t seem to let go of the image of the beautiful, scared blonder face. He found that protecting her became all he could think of. Whatever it took, not matter the cost, he would provide her the security she needed. 
He assured himself he would remain professional, he would dedicate himself fully to the task at hand and never would he mix business with pleasure.
Yet with each passing second Beckett spent in the presence of Shanelle Kramer, he found that the need for her only grew. Her beauty alone made him weak in the knees and that was only the beginning.
He had never desired a woman more.
Never felt the need to conquer, or claim, but she was different.
Maybe just one taste would end his addiction for Shanelle?
But one taste was just a tease….
And he needed more, so much more.

 I know I may sound like a broken record, but I just LOVE C.A. Harms!! Heat is another great addition to her Montgomery Men Series. Her characters are relate-able and I just want to crawl in to her world and be hang out with these people. 




I personally love a man in uniform. Couple that with a sexy, brooding personality and you have Beckett Montgomery. He's hot, protective and has great work ethic. He is also head over heels for Shanelle and doesn't even realize it. 

Shanelle is a beautiful woman who thinks the best in people. While that is an admirable quality, it also causes her to get involved with some not so honest people. Not that she is aware of it at the time, but her naivety does work in her favor when the sexy detective comes around and wants to protect her. 

As much as Shanelle and Beckett spark, they also but heads at times. His over-protectiveness causes him to push Shanelle away when we can all see that's not what either of them want. The amount of mystery and suspense is just a perfect mix with their sexual tension. Makes for a hot, steamy read and warm feels. 












Monday, April 17, 2017

Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen Book 5) ~ Tillie Cole







Synopsis

EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE...

Secrets never stay hidden.

The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope. 

Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.

As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.

Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.




Review
This is another great addition to the Hangmen's series! I absolutely love AK and the Psycho Trio! Tillie does an amazing job relaying the emotions of the characters and their mindsets. Even as f*&#ed up as they are, we are still able to understand them and at times relate to their fears, struggles and demons. Tillie does a great job of having the other characters in the book, but still highlighting and focusing on who's story it really is. 

Phebe really surprised me at times. I didn't realize all the mental abuse, along with the physical abuse, she suffered. Her brainwashing went down to her soul and affected her severely. The men in these cults were sick, creepy bastards and the men the cult gave Phebe to are not much better. Phebe is so lost and troubled, I wondered if she would ever be able to escape her demons. 

AK is just a hero. The tragedy he went through was something fierce. There's no recovery from that, yet he continues to want to save people and do right by them. While it may have started as an obsession for him since he couldn't save certain people, it turned in to something beautiful. His strength and heart are what keep the Trio together and its exactly what Phebe needs. Even if she doesn't realize it just yet. 

The emotions in this story gave me goosebumps. The heartache, love, war and death hit you right in the feels. I cannot wait for the next book in this series and I hope the series continues forever. I love each of the Hangmen and want to hear their stories.





Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mister Moneybags ~ Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward





I met Bianca in an elevator.
She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.
She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.
Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn't appreciate the simple things in life.
So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn't want it to end.
I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.
I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.
And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn't prepared for what came after.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.




 I really liked Mister Moneybags. It was super cute, funny and sexy. It’s amazing the preconceived notions we have about people. Whether that is from past experiences or things we are told by others. There are many times people are thought of as mean or snobby, but they really are shy. The same can be said about the rich and famous.
Mister Moneybags is on the elevator with Bianca and she has no clue. Not until an unexpected situation causes her to get in an awkward conversation with the sexy voiced man behind her. This awkward conversation divulges Bianca’s preconceived notions about the man she is about to interview. I loved this exchange and it made me giggle when I read Dex’s point of view. His panic that he wanted more time with Bianca, but knew it would be over the minute the interview started, was super cute. While the idea to pretend to be someone else was not ideal, it did make for some fun and interesting exchanges.
Bianca and Dex’s relationship has a rocky start, but Dex was completely taken with her. He was willing to do whatever he could to get close to her. Even go so far as finding her hobbies and trying to make some of them his own. As their relationship grows, so does the drama. There’s ex issues, family problems and skeletons that come out of some old closets. The twists are some that I definitely did not expect. Totally threw me for a loop.
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are “go to” authors. If you see something new from them, one-click immediately! I always enjoy these collaborations and have a great time reading them. 


Friday, April 7, 2017

Ends Here: Road to Nowhere Book 2 ~ M. Robinson




Synopsis

Ashes to ashes.
Dust to dust.
And all that fucking shit.
I had killed.
I had sacrificed.
The innocent and the corrupt. I knew blood and I knew violence.
Never imagining I could know love too.
Mia Ryder was a woman to love. To cherish. To fucking claim. Now, forever, and every day in between.
If there was anyone I’d go to Hell and back for, it was her.
Even if meant, going to war with…
My fucking brother..


Review


M! Why do you do this to us?! I know you're really not sorry, but GAH! Ends Here was excellent and exactly what I wanted it to be. There were some parts in this story where I did want to stab you, but I still love you.

Ends Here lived up to all the hype and expectations. The angst, drama, emotion and hot sex make up the quintessential formula for a great story.  The twists that occurred in Ends Here were not what I was expecting...well except one. I had my suspicions and theories, but only one of mine was correct. 

I love Creed. #TeamCreed all the way, but Noah was able to pull on my heartstrings. Mia's decision was difficult and emotional. At one point, I don't think she even knew where her head or heart was. They all changed in this story. Normally M's characters are wise beyond their years, but she did a great job reminding us of Mia's age. She was a little immature at times until Creed or Noah put stuff in to perspective. She does have a turning point, though, where that little girl goes bye-bye.   

I always love M's characters and I love seeing them in other books. I still have my favs, but Creed is a close runner-up. #TEAMCREED. Ya feel me?










Monday, March 27, 2017

Wedlocked (Preslocke Book 3) ~ Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine



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Because you have believed in them,
Celebrated with them,
Loved and encouraged them,
Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join
Ace Samuel Locke
And
Dylan Prescott
Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of May
At Six-O’Clock in the Evening
The Grand Floridian Hotel
4406 Palm Way
Orlando, Florida

For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After


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Sigh! I love these two love birds. I could read about their romance and their friends all day. WedLocked was everything I wanted to see at the conclusion of this series. 

Ace and Dylan are sexy, sweet and totally head over heels in love. Brooke and Ella did a fabulous job with their story and I just can't say enough good things about it.

While there were some characters I still wanted to stab with a rusty spoon (Brenda...GAG!), I felt nothing but happiness and joy for Ace and Dylan. Their bachelor party was one of the most fun times I have read and I wished that I could have attended a party like that. Their wedding.... Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Loved, Loved, Loved this happy, sweet, sexy read. Just makes me smile from ear to ear. #LoveisLove








Thursday, March 23, 2017

Animal (A Prisoned Spinoff Standalone) ~Marni Mann






Synopsis
I captured the guilty. Locked them inside our prison. Tortured their bodies and abused their minds. I had murdered hundreds. Never recognized one. Until her face. Until that scream. I was hired to take her life. But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.

Review
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Yep! I think that about sums it up. LOL. 

Wow, just Wow! There were lots of twists in this book that I was not expecting and there were others I was secretly hoping would happen. Marni does a great job on taking you through another mind f*%k with Animal.

Beard...Oh Beard. That sexy, hot, dirty man. He was super yummy, but I knew something had scared him. Something fierce. The things that man can do with a flat iron....ouch! But I still liked him. I wanted him to find his peace. His mind was so warped, I wasn't sure if he would ever find it. 

Tye....Girl. While I understand certain motivating circumstances, the situation she finds herself in is just f*&ked! I could feel her love and sadness pouring out of my kindle. This girl was in some awful predicaments so I was hopeful she too would find something that made her happy, but not take her life. 

I know I have been very vague, but I don't want to give too much away. You just have to read this and go on the roller coaster ride too. Let me warn you, this is a dark, dirty, sexy and wild read. The gifs above say it all. Not for the faint at heart, but totally worth it!








Monday, March 13, 2017

Rooke ~ Callie Hart





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Watchmaker. Car thief. Heartbreaker extraordinaire.

Rooke Blackheath has spent enough time in juvie to know that he really doesn’t want to go to jail. The food sucks, the clothes itch, and there are absolutely no women in sight. Well…none he wants to fuck, anyway.

He should probably stop boosting cars, but the money is stellar and the high is out of this world. And why should he turn his back on something that sets his soul on fire anyway?

The answer to that question comes in an unexpected form: a petite five-foot-three firecracker named Sasha who refuses to give him the time of day no matter how thick he lays on the charm.

Rooke’s not easily deterred, though. Just like the watches he builds from scratch, Rooke knows all too well how women tick. Women are a game to him. A game he always wins.

Sasha doesn’t stand a chance.

***

Sasha Cross’s life has been permanently derailed since her son died five years ago. You wouldn’t know it to look at her, of course. She has a great job, a beautiful house, and caring friends. Every week, she hosts a book club featuring the sexiest, most romantic stories on the planet, and every week she falls for a new fictional knight in shining armor.

Fictional men are perfect, though. They don’t hurt you. They don’t break your heart. They don’t cheat on you after your child dies, and they rarely ever leave the toilet seat up.

When Rooke Blackheath shows up at Sasha's workplace, it’s clear he’s nothing like the men who grace the pages of Sasha's favorite books. Dangerous, arrogant, sharp-tongued and sarcastic, Rooke’s not the kind of guy she needs in her life. Not to mention the fact that he’s eleven years her junior.

They don’t live in different worlds. As far as Sasha is concerned, Rooke lives in a different galaxy altogether. She’d like to keep it that way, but fate appears to have other plans.

When Cinderella lost her shoe, Prince Charming showed up at her door.


When Sasha Cross loses her book, an entirely different kind of rogue comes a-knocking.

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I have to say after reading the first chapter, I though this book would go in a completely different direction. To say there are some twists and drama, is an understatement. There’s a lot going on in this book and I think this book could have been split up in to a couple different books.

Rooke is an alpha hottie, no doubt. He seems older than his 23 years, but that could be because of his time in Juvi and the experiences he has had in his past. He has his own demons and unsavory people in his life that could affect their relationship or even the start of one.

While Sasha can’t seem to get past her own tragedy, Rooke is the calm to her freak-outs and is the only person to break down her walls. Her tragedy is definitely a tragedy that most could not overcome and she seems to have a lot happen to her for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


This is an action-packed story with a lot of different things going on and it seemed to wrap up rather quickly. I would have loved more of the two of them and maybe more of the backstory of Sasha’s past. I’d even like more of Rooke’s past and what has made him so angry, even before the stent in Juvi. Still love Callie and her writing, but wanted more with Rooke. 

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