Damien: I am Damien Cole. Manager of Dallas' Top
Tattoo Shop "The Boneyard." I play the game by my own set of rules. I
discard women left and right. Their only purpose is to cater to my sexual
appetite. No woman will ever tame my bad boy ways. I am at the top of my game.
Summer: I am Summer Montgomery. My face has graced magazine covers all across
the world. My looks will deceive you. I am a bad girl with a smart ass mouth
and the attitude to back it up. Playing with me is like playing with fire. I
will consume you and swallow you whole. When faced with temptation, which of
these two badasses will fall first?
Usually, I gravitate towards the heroine of the
story and feel all her emotions, frustrations, etc. Unfortunately, Summer fell
short for me. She was so stubborn and so selfish, that I got annoyed with her. I
guess that is testament to the author’s writing that she wanted me to see
Summer as a dramatic and selfish person. She did a great job on that.
Damien, on the other hand, hit all the right
buttons. Sexy and tattooed, sign me up. Maybe its just me and I have a thing
for the wounded bird, but I felt really disappointed that Summer didn't fight
more for Damien. Don't get me wrong. Damien is messed up and was not by any
means perfect, but he had a lot to work through before he could bare his soul
When I got to about 60% in, I started to enjoy
the story more, but there was still this niggling feeling about Summer. Her
views were unrealistic and she tried to be a hard ass so much that it pushed
Damien and almost her mother away. Summer's mother is a Saint BTW. Just saying.
The overall chemistry and sex was hot. There was
definitely a fire between Summer and Damien, but want too much game playing. It
was exhausting. I did have some confusion on names here and there, since I
think they changed a couple times in the story, but overall, it was a good
story line. Just fell a little flat for me.
It’s been seven years since Daniel Finley left
his hometown in Florida for the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s city life.
Since then, he’s worked hard for his position at
the prestigious law firm Leighton & Associates, even when it’s caused
distance and isolation from his family and friends. But that’s all about to
On his thirtieth birthday, he receives the one
thing he never dared hope for. Something that was promised to him years
earlier—a note. One simple sentence from the man he’s never been able to
Six words will forever change the course of their
Brantley Hayes has it all. Or so he thinks. When
he first made the decision to take a job down in Florida, his family thought he
was crazy. But, after years of living in the quiet beach town, he finally feels
a sense of community. He’s surrounded himself with friends who are like family,
has a job he loves, and owns a spectacular beachfront property that is his
Yet he still feels unfulfilled, as if a piece of
the puzzle is missing, and he knows exactly which piece it is. On an impulse,
he follows through with a promise he made years earlier. A promise to call home
the one he sent away.
Nothing is as simple as it seems.
After years of separation, the former lovers are
reunited, but Brantley wasn’t expecting to encounter the high walls now
guarding Daniel’s heart.
Daniel may not be the same person he was when he
left, but he knows that the first step to healing is the note in his hand.
So this was my first book from Ella Frank (hangs
head in shame), so you can understand why I am kicking myself for waiting so
long to pick her up. Well not her specifically, but…well…you know what I mean.
I really liked Finn and Brantley’s story. Besides
their hot-as-hell chemistry, they seemed to really love each other. This is why
it kills me that Brantley sent Finn away! I mean, I get that Brantley wanted
the best for Finn, but the Finn that went away and the Finn that returned are
two different people.
The heartache that they both went through just
guts me, since they both loved each other so much. I still think Brantely has insecurities
about his age, but I could feel Finn’s love through the pages. Brantley never
needed to question that his age was an issue, but like all people, we all have
our own struggles.
Even though I didn’t read the temptation series,
I was able to follow this story and can definitely be read as a standalone. The
only thing that bugged me is at times I had a difficult time with the his on
his this, or he and he that. I was trying to keep track who was stroking or kissing
whose stuff, but got a little confused. Other than that, I loved Brantley and
Finn!! I’m dying to know what’s up with Derek and Jordan though….
Cooper Knox has a body built for sex
and sin, and he's my dirty little secret.
He was supposed to be a one-night
stand - but now he’s back in town, and he’s going to find out the truth.
I’m his best friend’s little sister:
off-limits and totally out of his league.
We swore we’d stay away from each
Our secret could destroy everything.
But Knox always gets what he wants.
And he wants me
I love me some sexy baseball players
and Knox does not disappoint. As much as it sucked that Knox was traded, I’m actually
happier that he ends up being a Brave….and so are his friends. It’s like a
coming home for him and now he can spend more time with Shelby if he can find
When Cooper Knox finds out who Shelby
really is, man does that throw him for a loop! And Shelby, thinking that she
won’t be seeing Knox again for a while, gets a big surprise when she realizes
he will be very much around.
Shelby and Cooper’s chemistry is off
the charts. Why they try to stay away from each other may look good on paper,
but it doesn’t take long for them to say “consequences be damned!” Shelby is
one awesome chick; smart, sexy and witty. How could Knox possibly stay away?
The problem is if Jackson, Shelby’s older brother and Knox’s best friend, finds
I don’t want to give too much away, but
I loved Shelby and Knox’s story. It also gives us a chance to see the other
Sexy Bastards again and what’s going on with the whole gang. I need to know
more about Jackson though. I hope his story is next (Hint Hint).
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his
native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended
Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the
girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his
return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent.
When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to
Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.
For ages 14 and up.
I can't even begin
to say how amazing this book was. Life-altering, inspiring and uplifting are a
few words that come to mind. This book completely filled my heart and was a
total ugly-cry. Absolutely loved it!!
Rune Kristiansen is
the ultimate book-boyfriend. I want to leave this review spoiler free, but I
will say that quiet boy was loyal and was way stronger than he gave himself credit
for. He went through things that adults have difficulty dealing with, let alone
a hormonal teenage boy. But Rune was not your typical teenage boy. I love
Poppy Litchfield is an amazing, strong and beautiful young
woman. Always the girl on the adventure, she doesn’t let anything slow her
down. She found her very own Viking in Rune and never looked back. She thought
of everyone, but herself. Poppy is selfless, loving and just a gorgeous person
inside and out.
"Poppy and Rune for Infinity"
These two characters filled my heart, “it almost burst.”
There is not a rating high enough to really convey how amazing A Thousand Boy
Kisses is. Tillie Cole outdid herself!
Dash Oliver and Willow Dane both shared the same
That is, until a merger of sorts.
Thrown together by fate or serendipity, was their
connection... their chemistry... their compatibility enough to convince them
that their rules were made to be broken and that they belonged together?
This was a sweet, quick read. After reading this I definitely
wanted to start doing yoga. I mean, a hot, sexy and smart male yoga instructor,
who wouldn’t want to? Dash is not what I was expecting, but was pleasantly surprised.
When he reveals his other profession, I was definitely shocked.
Willow is a strong business woman and very forward when she’s
drinking. Fortunately for her, she is able to get away when some stress comes
up at work and meets the sexy yoga instructor, who she doesn’t remember meeting
before, but can’t keep her eyes off of him during yoga class.
Dane and Willow can’t keep their hands off each other and
they definitely had chemistry. While I enjoyed the story, I couldn’t really
connect with the characters. The characters didn’t interact verbally as much as
I would have liked, except towards the end of the book. During those exchanges
is where I really enjoyed these two.
Two people. One incident. Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they
"The fact I feel anything should let me know I’m headed in the wrong
direction, headed down a path of darkness, destruction, and failure. A path
that will dig out memories so painful I’ve created an entire persona to avoid
dealing with them. Yet I know—I’m going down that path headfirst no questions
asked, no matter the outcome.
I might be a monster, but I’m a selfish one."—Keller Keating
"When his strength envelops me, every wrong becomes right, every anxiety
melts away, every doubt disappears. I feel calm, safe, whole. The spark of life
that’s been missing inside burns bright, lighting me up like a solar flare,
sizzling white-hot through my veins. Keller brings me out of the darkness and into
the light."—Britton Reeves
OMG! I loved Killer. So, initially I wanted this
book to be a standalone, but I loved the characters so much that now I want
Keller (Killer) I know was supposed to seem like
a total dick, but he was in pain. He was suffering and that was the only way he
knew how to cope. His guilt overwhelmed him and I could actually feel it coming
off the pages. He hated himself so much that he would never believe he could
deserve anything as good as Britt.
Britton is one kick-ass chick!! The battle she
went through, not just with the incident, but with the recovery and her
narcissistic mother, was something not many can overcome. I was filled with
pride when reading all the things she accomplished and the other goals she set
for herself. She is a truly beautiful person inside and out.
How, you ask, is it that two opposite ends to the
spectrum collide? They both have this pull towards each other, while not really
even realizing how interwoven their lives are. Well, not realizing until
everything come crashing in and they are both left to deal with their pasts. Both
pushed it aside for their own understandable reasons, but it could now push the
two of them apart.
This book is about the victims of a tragedy; how
they cope and deal with whatever life it is they have left. Many times the victims
are forgotten about and the suspects are glorified. It drives me crazy. The way
Heather was able to capture how the victims and their families moved forward got
to me and hit me right in the feels. This book was written beautifully and I
liked Heather’s move into a little darker of a story. Absolutely Excellent!
singles were missing out by not finding true love and getting married before
the age of thirty had never experienced the sheer pleasure of nightly romantic
comedy viewings in their underwear while eating one of Licked’s famous Crazy
Cat Lady sundaes. Because life just doesn’t get better than that.
At least, it doesn’t for Shayne Callahan. It
didn’t take more than a handful of broken hearts after college to solidify that
she was better at pairing up those around her than herself. As a matchmaker at
the elite HLS—Hook, Line, & Sinker Matchmaking Company—in the City of
Angels, she has a knack for finding the other halves of even the most eccentric
Sugar daddy with a foot fetish? Gross, but no
A severe case of nudophobia? Match made before
But even the most happily independent of women can
find their best-laid plans screeching to a halt when they meet that guy. For
Shayne, that guy comes in the form of boyishly handsome, suspender-lovin’,
dimple-poppin’ Nate Ryan on a pantsless (we’ll get to that later) Metro ride.
Of course, relationships can never be easy. Before
the destined lovers can ride off into the sunset, they must overcome a
power-hungry and sexual-punning boss, a celebrity scandal and cover-up, and
let’s not forget Shayne’s dreadful foot-in-mouth disease—with which there can
never be a happily ever after.
Will fate throw Shayne a freakin’ bone? Or will
she be destined to live out her life as sexy(ish), single(ish), and L.A.’s
What a fun and
sexy read! I completely love Brooke’s characters in the L.A. Liaison series. I
feel like my friends and I could hang with these ladies. They are all
independent, strong women, but they belong to this group of girls and each of
them contributes something to their crew.
"All right slutbags. Let's do the damn thing."
Shayne and Nate.
Gah! That chemistry, the sparks that flew. I wanted to smack Shayne a couple
times for being so rough with him, but apparently Nate liked the challenge
since he kept coming back for more. He’s persistent, stubborn and sexy as hell.
Exactly what Shayne needs.
Let’s get to the
only thing I disliked about Hooker…..Shayne’s boss Val. That woman is a
B*&ch!! I hated how she treated Shayne and wanted to punch her in the throat
several times. She is just a nasty person and I’m wondering what happened to
her to make her that way. I guess it’s just a testament to Brooke’s writing to
make me feel so strongly (in a negative sense) about a character.
Not giving too
much away, I’m extremely proud of Shayne and truly feel she followed her own
path. She did her best to make it on her own and took so much pride in her work
that she stuck at a job for years that paid her crap. But she kept at it
because she loved what she did and she did it for the couples she worked with.
That takes determination and pride. Shayne kicks ass.
Nate’s not too
shabby either. He had a lot of obstacles to go through to hook Shayne. It wasn’t
an easy pursuit, but he kept at it. He was sweet, romantic, but also was one of
the people who felt Shayne needed to get away from her boss (but supported
whatever she decided).
Hooker was fun,
sexy and also touched my heart. People were hurt, treated terribly, but also loved
fiercely. I cannot wait for the next in