Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sick Fux ~ Tillie Cole

When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock.

 I don't know if I have the words to fully express my love for this book. At first, I was very uncomfortable with the things going on, but then I started to feel vindicated. I don't know if that's right of me, but I cheered for Dolly and Rabbit. I embraced their darkness and absolutely loved it. 

This is Tillie's darkest book. It is not for the faint at heart. It's raw, gritty, scary and down right awesome. How can I say all that in the same sentence?? Read this book (if you dare) and you'll see.

Tillie has promoted that these characters are her favorite. I have some of my own favorites of her other novels, so to hear that, I was intrigued. She's right. 100%! These characters get under your skin. You fall in love with them and you don't even know when it happened. 

This booked rocked my world. I often stopped to wonder where the sick monster inside me came from, that relished in this Wonderland. I am in awe. Just brilliant. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monster (A Prisoned Spinoff Duet Book 2) ~ Marni Mann

“Because I came from you, does that mean I’m capable of killing? That I’ll be addicted to blood? That I’ll get off on torturing people?”

The kid had questions.
I didn’t blame him.
He’d only heard one side, and it wasn’t mine.

“Why did you hate my mother?”

Now, that was a story worth telling.
But, to do that, I had to bring the kid back to the very beginning. 
When the killing and the blood and the torture had all started.
When I was truly happy.
When I was first called a Monster.

Monster is a follow-up to Animal. Animal must be read first.

 Dark and Twisted is exactly what this story is. But it is also gripping, suspenseful and crazy, in a good way.  This is definitely a great follow up to Animal and I agree that you have to read Animal first. 

This characters are messed up. All of them. Getting in to their minds and figuring out who is who is all part of the draw. The story sucks you right in and you have to find out what happens next. I have a lot of questions and they were all answered at the end. I guess I just wanted more. 

Shank is one self-centered, messed up man. His raw and brutal honesty is painful at times, but also necessary to get a feel for who this man is. His mind is all sorts of crazy and yet, he finds himself completely rational. Its fascinating really. 

Kid is probably the most main stream, if you can call it that. His desires to learn more about Shank are understandable, but at the same time, its almost like he's a glutton for punishment. He keeps going back for more no matter how grotesque or dark the responses may be. 

I really enjoyed Shanks book, but I still want more. I want to know what happens with Kid and if he every fully figures things out. Once you read this book, you'll know exactly what I mean. Mind blown for sure!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Forever Devoted (Crazed Devotion #2) ~ C.A. Harms

A stubborn man, an independent woman. 
Oh how those two things clash.

Former Marine, Benjamin Keaton has a drive in him. 
A strong willed nature to seek and conquer.

When he meets Elizabeth Berfield he finds out one thing and he finds out fast.
He has met his match.

She doesn't let anyone tell her what to do, especially a man.

A battle of wills and a game of survival unfolds. Oh what a ride it is.

But Ben vows one thing,

He will be Forever Devoted to Liz. He will make her see that he is the man for her.

But will his determination be enough to convince her that he’s worth the risk?

Or will Liz do what she always does and remain headstrong and push away the one man willing to protect her heart.

I just love Liz and Ben. They are both stubborn, headstrong and completely head over heels for each other. Liz will never admit it and Ben is trying to play it right to get her to admit to her feelings. The sexual frustration is through the roof and electric. 

Both of their pasts have shaped them in to the people they are. While Liz is still trying to compare everything to her past, Ben is able to recognize the strong feelings and great person that Liz is. Liz's friends and family continue to try to convince her that Ben is not like a certain man in her past, but it takes several tragedies before she is able to consider taking down her walls.

I just love CA Harm's books. The characters are well written and the story just flows. I can't put the book down, nor would I want to. I get completely invested in her character's lives, which is a testament to how well she writes.  Another great addition to her work and I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dear Bridget, I Want You ~ Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 
No questions asked. 
Think about it. 
Or don’t. 
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 

OMG! I loved this book. Another great collaboration with Penelope and Vi. I mean, read the blurb! Hello! So freaking HOT! I loved these characters and the premise of the story. The whole, "I want you, but shouldn't. You're going to leave. I can't get attached." scenario completely amplified the sexual tension between these two. 

Bridget's backstory broke my heart. The tragedy her family faced is something many don't get over. But she works hard and continues to move forward. Jumping back on the saddle, so to speak, is not something she has considered for quite a long time, but the feelings Simon stirs are undeniable. 

Simon isn't looking for attachment. He's just passing though on his residency until he returns to England. Yet, Simon cannot get enough of Bridget. She's not like the young, immature women he has dated. She's something he never expected and we can feel his desire through the pages of the book. 

There were many laughs, some tears and lots of page turning as I flew threw this book. Emotional and fun all at the same time. And super, super HOT!! Definite "one-click" worthy!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Outskirts: (The Outskirts Duet Book 1) ~ T.M. Frazier

The swamp is about to get a whole lot HOTTER. 

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes
into the swamp to be alone. 
That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, 
all SCORCHING HOT innocence, 
claiming she owns the land less than 
fifty feet from his front door. 

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse? 
She makes him CRAVE things. 
Things Finn hasn’t thought about in a very VERY long time. 

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.
Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

Another great story by TM Frazier. I really liked this book and I liked that it was different than her dark reads I already fell in love with. The characters and the story were so well written. I just fell in love with them. Well most of them. There was a couple characters I wanted to punch in the face.....but I digress.

Finn is hidden away in his little swamp with his broken heart and terrible attitude. I love that Sawyer knocks him on his butt and she doesn't even realize she did. The determined and free girl that Sawyer has become is inspiring and just makes me so proud of her. She makes Finn a better person. She makes others around her better. 

Besides being amazingly hot, Fin is super sentimental and emotional, but don't let him hear that I told you that. He needs you to believe he's mean and scary. You know, so he can stay ostracized from everyone and have a pity party of one. On a serious note, the traumatic events he went through are nothing to scoff at. I don't know how I would have reacted to a situation like his, but at the same time, I know he should be blaming himself. Which is all he does. 

Like I said, I love what Sawyer brings out of everyone and how she brings people together. I love that Finn is finally able to be scared again, but because of the feelings he has that he hasn't in a long time. What I did not like was that twist at the end there, which I kept flipping the page and thinking, "No. It can't be done yet." Well played TM. Well played.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tate (Temptation #5) ~ Ella Frank

William Tate Morrison – The man who came into my life and turned my entire world—and me—on its ass.

Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan.
One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently.
Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives.
Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind.

Tate is the fifth book in the Temptation Series, and the next chapter in the lives of the two men we have all come to know and love..

Will I ever get enough of these two?! Gah! I just love Tate and Logan. Even though there were a few times in this book I wanted to slap Tate, I did want to hug him more often then not. I love how Logan and Tate are with each other. The way they set each other on fire and the way they comfort each other. They just balance each other out and have a love all of us wish they had. 

The twist of this book was not a nice one! Ella, I may have to beat you the next time I see you for that. Without giving too much away, you better be happy I love you and that you picked up the pieces of my heart after that one! But alas, it was another wonderful addition to the Temptation series. 

I love these characters and the way Ella writes. I am completely, emotionally invested in Tate and Logan's life and it's all because of Ella's wonderful writing. I'm constantly on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book to come out, because I have to know what happens. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Great Escape (Dilbury Village #2) ~ Charlotte Fallowfield

A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after she’d been jilted the year before by her fiancé, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, she’d never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance.

However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is, until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlour with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldn’t help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.

When Weston finally confessed that all was not as it seemed, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgie’s Prince Charming.

The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?

This was a super fun vacation. Georgie, being the great friend that she is, takes off on this holiday with her best friend to just get away. Her bestie having a horrible time with her man, needed to escape and Georgie is the shoulder to cry on. (There's more about this story in the first book of the series, but this story can totally be read as a stand alone). Sand, beach, fruity drinks.....ah, what a way to relax. The scenery is nice too...and I'm not talking about the beach. 

Weston is super sexy and athletic. He has a great smile and makes Georgie a complete basket case. It's almost like Georgie has never flirted with a man before, yet she was engaged. Weston stirs some primal feelings that completely terrify her. She did swear off men after she left her fiance, but why not give it a go. What follows? One of the worst dates ever. 

Even though Georgie tries, the night fails. I was actually surprised they made it through the entire date and that Georgie even put herself out there the way she did. After being shut down only to have Weston show up later is a completely lovely surprise. There was something suspicious about Weston, I will agree with that, but I also felt that it was Georgie'a guard she built. She felt she couldn't trust men after her fiance, so it was almost like she was looking for something to be wrong. That is until Weston's major mess up (trying to be PG here) and we realize Georgie had every reason to be reserved. 

I laughed so much in this book and my heart broke a little too. Charlotte does a great job of putting the pieces back together though. I love Charlotte's characters and I was happy to see how the other character's progressed. She did a great book of getting you up to speed on the other characters, while not seeming redundant for those who did read the first book in the series. I definitely can not wait for the next book in this series. 

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