One is a rude jerk. The other, the life of the
It was hate at first sight.
Pro beach volleyball players Finn Callahan and
Dexter Savage have been rivals since college. While Finn always comes out on
top on the court, Dexter’s carefree and fun-loving personality earns him scores
of adoring men and women. And as much as Finn fights to deny it, there’s
another reason for the tension he feels when Dex is around. Hate wasn’t the
only thing he felt when he first laid eyes on his opponent.
When they’re forced to team up, the two men must
bury their differences—on and off the court—if either of them is going to
I know Leigh Carmen hints at this in the blurb,
but these two men are so flipping stubborn. They both are so head strong that
either they are going to sexual combust or punch each other in the face. I know
I’m getting a head of myself, but I just had to put that out there.
I really enjoyed this M/M romance. I mean one man
in denial and the other suffering from a tragedy, they have to team up and
overcome their hatred. Or is it really hatred? There are some things in the
past that come to light that make me feel some of the hatred was self-induced.
But I don’t want to give too much away, so I will just leave it at that.
I love Dex’s personality. He’s loveable, fun and
personable. That is until you speak to him about his finances and contracts. He
gets paranoid and we can see where his workaholic mind frame comes in to play.
I couldn’t stand Finn at first, but as I read on, I could see why he has that
bitter, tough guy exterior. He really is
a good guy, but he had his own demons to face.
Match point was really well written and I couldn’t
put it down. The sex scenes were just down right HOT!! Whew! The only thing I
was frustrated with was how much these two fought each other. While I get why
they were both frustrated with each other and themselves, I think a lot of that
could have been solved with communication. But we all know how hard it is for
guys to open up. I am super happy with how things ended and I am looking
forward to the next book in the series.
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn't
exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a
restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then
proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business―his own tall, gorgeous,
full-of-himself damn business―and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I
watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn't help but sneak hidden glances at the
condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on
more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot
date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and
elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought
about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I'd never see him
I mean, what were the chances I'd run into him
again in a city with eight million people?Then again...
What were the chances a month later he'd wind up
being my new sexy boss?
Bossman was super sexy and fun. I loved all the
stories that Chase came up with, from their first meeting at the restaurant.
These characters are funny, witty and smart. And of course HOT!
Reese is the smart, sexy and witty heroine that
doesn’t have the best track record with men. After meeting Chase at the
restaurant and their impromptu double date, she tries to move on and find
someone to really settle with. Unfortunately, she can’t get Chase out of her
mind. There may have been some certain stalker tendencies in here that made me
giggle as well.
Chase is super hot and a GENIUS! Owning and
running his own company, he ends up helping Reese connect with a recruiter,
which helps her find a new job. What Chase doesn’t realize is the woman he’s
been thinking of for month’s turns up for an interview….at his company! He’s
trying to resist and he has a tragedy in his past, that he’s trying to get
over, but he just can’t stay away from Reese.
I love Vi’s writing. I was sucked in to this book
right away and couldn’t put it down. Their chemistry was sizzling and I had to
fan myself a couple times with my kindle to cool down. Loved it.
We’ve been inseparable since she moved next door
when we were six years old. Then it all changed.
I don’t know when or why, but suddenly I want
more. I wanther. The problem was she didn’t.
everything changes when you cross that line between friends and lovers.
I thought convincing her to give us a chance would
be my biggest hurdle. Little did I know that was only the beginning.
Mia consumes all of my thoughts when we’re apart,
and all of my senses when we’re together. There’s no going back to the way
things were and I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure she isn’t just my first,
but also my last.
Will we be able to hold on, or will our
relationship go up in flames?
First of all, I absolutely love this cover!! Holy Hotness!! I really liked First and Last!! My heart broke a
couple of times there, but thankfully Rachael put it back together. This story
is told completely from Blake’s point of view. I was surprised it was all from
the male’s perspective, but I think Rachael did a great job writing him. He was
definitely one of those book boyfriends you want to hold on to. A little sappy, yes, but a definite lover. Did he make
mistakes? Absolutely, but he always did so with good intentions. He did
everything for Mia.
Mia was kind of like the dude in this
relationship. She was very hesitant to get in to the relationship with Blake
since they were best friends since being kids. At the same time, she was all in
when they did start dating. She was a great heroine, super sweet, beautiful and
smart. These two were meant for each other, which made some of Blake’s
decisions give me heart burn.
The twists and flashbacks kept me teary-eyed. The
story was not how I was expecting it to be told and without giving too much
away, the ending, just ahhh. Then the epilogue in Mia’s perspective….GAH!! Get
your box of tissues!
ONLY THROUGH BLOOD CAN THE DEEPEST REDEMPTION BE
He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.
Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the
floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed
to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion.
His beloved twin brother.
Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He
left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous
Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All
in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything
else he once held dear…
But then his isolation is broken. Another
prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons
and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.
As the connection between them grows, so does
Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the
evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…
… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of
Holy Hell! This book…..I just can’t. In an effort
to not say too much, I may blab on and make no sense, but once you read Deep
Redemption, you will understand. The emotion, the angst, the tension, the
suspense…..this book made me feel all of this times 10.
Cain/Rider, man did I hate him, but I don’t think
I hated him as much as he hated himself. His self loathing was so powerful, he
felt he deserved all that came at him. He welcomed it. Until he hears Harmony’s
Harmony is a strong, fierce and loyal woman. She
loves wholeheartedly. There is no half way with her. Willing to continue on
and make sacrifices some would not even consider, she continues to stand up for
what she believes in. She is an inspiration.
Their story, along with the Hangmen and the New
Order completely captured my attention. I did not want this book to stop. The
twists in this book are some that I was not expecting. I need more!!
From Ella Frank’s
Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly
hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.
What happens when
these two worlds collide?
Ace Locke is
Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in
his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs
kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard
he drives past every day.
Though he recently
made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a
relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career.
But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him
wondering what if?
just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all
over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in
Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate
confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and
uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the
I think I literally screamed when Aced was
announced. I love Brooke and Ella’s writing and I loved these two characters in
the Sunset Cove series and the L.A. Liaisons Series.
Dylan is publically out and completely at ease
with himself; he’s sexy, funny, witty and sweet. Being a successful model, he
lands his first acting job with none other than his secret crush, Ace Locke.
Ace is now publicly out, but terrified of the paparazzi
seeing him with the first man he actually dates in the public. He’s frustrated
and annoyed at everyone. He’s a complete dick to his closest friends and Dylan
the first time they “run into” each other.
Dylan and Ace are super sweet together. Dylan has
no problem laying on the charm and Ace has a really hard time resisting. Dylan
is super understanding about Ace’s fears and helps him feel more confident in
The entire time I was reading, I was waiting for
the other shoe to drop. This situation was definitely not easy and while they
put a lot of effort in to each other, I just knew something was going to
happen. And Brooke and Ella did not disappoint…They totally threw me for a loop
and left us hanging!!! Damn you and your cliffy!!!
But I really do love Ella, Brooke their writing
and these characters. I want more Dylan and Ace and I tend to get impatient!!!
hadn’t lived a life full of supportive, loving family…
In fact, it was just the opposite.
He had been on his own for so long he had no idea
what it felt like to belong. He didn’t want to rehash the life he left behind,
or even think about it. But the hate from his father followed him, slowly
eating away at the life he had begun to build for himself.
Olivia Sawyer had been prepped on how to deal with
the advances of those college men she would encounter…
After all, she had been surrounded by three alpha
men who made sure she knew just how to handle herself. But when she met Keeton
Pearce, all those words of warning flew right out the window.
For the first time she had nothing to say. She was
caught up in those eyes and that dimple.
The Sawyer attitude no longer gave her the ability
to be immune.
Neither of them counted on meeting each other. It
was by chance, and no one expected that one moment would change their lives
For the first time in his life, Keeton had hope.
He felt like he had found where he belonged.
But would he survive the interrogation of an
overprotective father and the watchful eyes of Jackson and Noah?
Or would Keeton run for the hills, fearful of…
the Sawyer Brothers?
This fierce loving and protective family is off the charts when it comes to Olivia. None of the brothers can let
their daughter/little niece grow up. Ryan and Jackson seem to have the most
trouble with it, but it also shows where Olivia gets her fiery attitude as
well. She is beautiful, fun and smart. While putting a womanizing jock in his
place, Olivia grabs the attention of on hot, sexy college boy who turns out to
be a complete gentleman.
Keeton is not your average college kid. Yes, he may have had
some fun in prior college years, but it’s kinda hard when you’re taking care of
yourself. He doesn’t come from the best example of a family and paying for
college has him taxed both physically and mentally. When he meets Olivia, he doesn’t
want just a fun fling. He can see what a rarity she is and he wants to hold on
Meeting the Sawyer brothers is not what he is expecting, but
at the same time, he will do whatever he can to be in Olivia’s life. It also
gives him a chance to see what a big loving family looks like. When tests and
people from the past interrupt their happy life, it’s difficult for Olivia and
Keeton to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I love C.A. Harms writing. Every time a new book of hers comes out I just have to have it. She has definitely become a “go-to” author of mine. Olivia’s Ride is another great book in the Sawyer Brothers series. I’ve fallen in love with all these characters from the first book, Ryan’s Love, and I love seeing each of them in every one of the books.