To save her life, I had to win the fight. To keep her alive,
I'll have to get her pregnant. The second I see Shayna, I know she doesn’t
deserve to be mixed up in this world. Innocent, beautiful... being used as a
prize. She’s looking for answers in all the wrong places and I have to get her
out of there. So I do what I do best: I fight and I win. When I take my prize
home, my boss is waiting for me and gives me an ultimatum: get Shayna pregnant.
If I don't, we both die. If I do it, he's going to snatch the baby away to
replace his own lost grandchild. We aren’t supposed to fall for each
other...but our time together becomes something more powerful than I could ever
imagine. And when Shayna tells me she’s pregnant, I know one thing for sure… no
one's taking our child away.
ARC Received in Exchange for an Honest Review. While I enjoyed the characters, the plot line was
a little difficult for me to hold on to. The idea that there are these two Mafioso
types that are at war, so one takes his prized underground fighter and demands
that he knocks up a woman who he thinks is connected to his enemy. While the
Boss was a little off due to a recent loss of his own, the reasoning fell a
little short for me.
That being said, Finn and Shayna have so hot,
sparking chemistry. I mean it is insta-lust from the moment their eyes meet.
The sex scenes definitely get you hot and as long as you’re not thinking of why
they have to get it on, you can really enjoy their romps.
I love me a good fighter and Finn proves to be
one time and again. He’s extremely loyal and that hurts his and Shayna’s
connection for a bit, due to tragedy in his past. His best friend, Cormac is
another sexy man with fierce loyalty and while he is “clean”, he would do
anything for his brother. That Irish accent is sexy as hell too!
Shayna was in a bad situation due to her past
which led her to the underground. In the
time she’s saving Finn, she holds a gun to him and we can tell she’s putting on
a brave face, but she ends up making matters worse. All hell breaks loose and they have to get away from the underground fight and Finn's Boss's enemy, Zander.
The writing of the story is good, but the plot just left
me wishing for more. I liked the characters, the action and sex scenes. Overall, the story was written well and was a quick read.
Port Royal, South Carolina, was my home. I was
born there. I fell in love there. And I nearly died there. I never thought I’d
go back. Now, after so many years, I have to return to bury the man who made my
life a living hell. Some nights, I used to cry myself to sleep, praying my
father would die. Other nights were different. Other nights, there was him.
My first confidante. My first kiss. My first love.
My first everything: Callan was the glue that held me together when everything
else was falling apart. He was my savior. He was there for me whenever I needed
Until he wasn’t.
I’ve seen the love of my life in my sleep. I just never thought I’d have
to face him again.
Twelve years ago, I f*#@ed up
Living life through a camera lens is sometimes
easier than dealing with it head on. Scratch that. It’s always easier. For over
a decade, I’ve been a master of my art, taking photographs all over the world.
Yet despite all of the countries I’ve visited, the amazing things I’ve seen,
the beautiful women I’ve screwed, my heart has remained in pieces.
Coralie’s the only woman I’ve ever loved, will
ever love. And I’m determined to show her that we’re meant to be together. Even
if it means unearthing the bones of the past in the process.
and a thousand miles have stood between us. Now, there’s no length of
time I won’t wait, no distance I won’t travel, in order to make her mine.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review. I am a big Callie Hart fan, from the Blood and Roses series. I was not
sure what to expect since I just signed up for Calico based on it being Callie
Hart. I didn’t even read the blurb, just signed up for the ARC. I was not
disappointed in the least.
Coralie and Callan have this history and connection that is overpowering.
It is all consuming. From the first page, I could not put their story down.
Coralie is definitely a survivor, but I may not have agreed with how
she just up and left Port Royal. While I could never understand what someone
goes through that is mentally and physically abused, I can understand how
helpless Callan must have felt when she left. They were inseparable; at least
they were away from her father.
Callan is a dick, but he really isn’t. He’s just become that why since
Coralie left. An amazing photographer, Callan thinks Coralie left because of
his big screw up, but when he finds out the whole story; my heart just breaks
with his. The heart he thought was gone is very much alive with Coralie, but
can they get through their past and all their own secrets.
Callie is just a great writer. The flashbacks were easy to understand
and while we jump around here and there, it was very easy to follow. The struggle
that these two went through can be felt through the pages and hit me right in
the feels. I was emotionally invested in Coralie and Callan and really enjoyed
"Loving you is just part of what makes me who I am."
of my life had already been taken from me by a man that should have protected
me. At the hands of pure evil I have lived in fear. When most young women were
learning to love, I was fighting to live.
broken free of the hate.
getting the chance to feel what real love was, but with all good things, bad
times seem to follow. At least for me it does. My name is Payton Walters and I
refused to allow them anymore of my freedom.
I don't even have to read the blurbs anymore. It's C.A. Harms. Intsa One-Click.
It amazes me when an author can write about a
tragedy and really get in to the heads of the survivors. Because, that’s what
Peyton is….a survivor.
For years she dealt with an abusive father after
her mother left them and she just kept going. After one unforgivable night,
Peyton runs to her best friend, Casey’s house, and her family takes her in. Her
long time crush, Casey’s brother Dylan, becomes a protector and looks out for
her as a brother would. But, Peyton wants Dylan to see her as more than a
finally comes to terms with his feelings, and not the sisterly type, it may be
too late. There are other men interested in Peyton and how can she be so sure
she should give her heart to him.
Just when everything is moving along nicely,
there are some threats, twists and OMG moments that had me wanting to finish
the book to see what happens. But at the same time, I wanted it to keep going
because it was a great story. Completely love Dylan for standing by and
supporting Peyton and totally proud of Peyton for being an awesome woman.
was and would forever be the glue holding me together. He’s my foundation, my
solidity, my world. And he would never let me fall.”
I’m an outlaw. I
don’t fall in love and I sure as fuck don't run... Until Jillian McAdams.
I fell for a law abiding Sheriff, breaking my vows
to my own club, and turning her against her family of blue.
An outlaw and a sheriff, it can only end in one
Now we both have to pay the ultimate price for
betraying our families.
I swore to kill my brother, his allegiance sworn
to another club, if I ever saw him again.
Yet here I am running to him in hopes to save
We both will have to rewrite the rules we know to
Even if it means we lose everything we had in
WOW!! I love Zeek!
Mercy was intense and I couldn’t put it down. As much of an asshole that Zeek
was trained, conditioned to be, there’s a good man in there. Don’t get me
wrong, he’s a criminal, but he loves Jillian and would do anything for her.
When they go on
the run, I knew they were going to go to Lip for help. I wasn’t sure of his
reaction and I wasn’t sure if Jillian was every going to move past her anger.
Zeek was put in a tough spot, but did what he had to do to protect Jillian.
Their love and
passion are intense. As much as they shouldn’t be together, that pull between
them is too fierce to ignore. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride and
not knowing what to expect next. I wanted to finish the book because I wanted
to know what happened, but I wanted it to keep going because I love these
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions
and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Harper is a survivor―a pragmatic
optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town
to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing
that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her
mother’s death, Ella is
Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his
posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more
magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is
determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s
going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue
her own Royal decrees.
OMG! I absolutely loved Paper Princess!!! I was completely
engrossed in this book and didn’t want it to end. Now I have to wait for the
next one!! ::Throws Temper Tantrum::
Ella Harper – You rock girl!! She’s a survivor all right and
she is an enigma to this Royal boys. As much as Ella may cringe or hurt inside,
she will break down before she ever lets any one see her struggle. I’m just so
proud of her. The way she took care of her mother while she was ill was just
heartbreaking and a testament to this girls huge heart. So while she throws off
this hard as nails front, she really is a smart, loving and fun girl. She’s
just never had a chance.
Reed Royal….Well all the Royals actually, scream sex, money
and arrogance. Hello?! There are “Royal” decrees in their school, seriously?!
Anyway, Reed Royal, one minute I want to punch him in the face and then next I
want to hump his leg. But he and his family are completely fucked up, mentally
and emotionally. The liquor and the ladies run freely here and the craziness
that goes on within this house leaves me speechless. That cliffy just made me want to stab people with a rusty
spoon. This was the type of book where I had to know what was going to happen,
so I ran through it, but now wishes it lasted longer. Gah! I want more Ella and