The next-to-last book in the bestselling BEYOND
The O’Kanes have a reputation for working hard
and playing harder—except for Hawk. He joined the gang with one goal: to ensure
his family’s survival through the impending war with Eden. It’s been years
since he had the luxury of wanting anything for himself. Now, he wants Jeni.
From the first moment he saw her, he’s been obsessed with making her his. Not
for a night—forever.
Jeni’s been lusting after the former smuggler for
months, but he keeps shutting her down. She’s almost given up on getting him in
her bed when he offers her the last thing she ever expected—a collar. Accepting
it means belonging to him, body and soul. It’s a reckless gamble, but Jeni
can’t resist the chance to slip under Hawk’s armor.
The only thing more shocking than the dark,
dangerous pleasure they discover is how right it feels. But falling in love is
even more reckless when forever is far from guaranteed. Because they aren’t
just at war, they’re out of time—and every breath could be their last.
I absolutely love this series!! I love the post-apocalyptic
feel with spark of revolution in the sectors. I would totally want to be an O’Kane
if I was living in the sectors.
Hawk and Jeni sizzle in this book. You can feel
the sexual tension rolling off of them and while Jeni seems to be the aggressor
in the relationship, we learn early on that Hawk wants more than casual.
Based on his upbringing in sector 6, Hawk is not
used to the O’Kane way with sharing women and casual sex. He wants Jeni all for
his own and it is super-hot when he lets go. Jeni doesn’t realize how long or how
much Hawk has been thinking, no dreaming about her, until he offers ownership.
Not only does he want to own her, but he wants Jeni to own him.
I love Kit Rocha’s writing, but I am totally
bummed that we are getting close to the end of this series. That being said, I
am super excited for the spin-offs because I love the O’Kane family and cannot wait
to see what happens in this War with Eden! O’Kane for Life!
when you discover there really is a hell. Aden thinks there’s no way he can
avoid going down, but when an angel and demon can’t agree over his fate, Aden
is given one more month to gain redemption. He doubts he can find a way to
become a better man in so short a time. But it’s worth a try, right?
when you can’t shake free of an obsessive ex. Brody might be managing to hold
down his job as a vet, but his personal life is a mess. If he doesn’t pull
himself together soon, he’s going to be sliding downhill too fast to stop.
night, on a dark country lane, two worlds collide and destinies change forever.
I’m a huge
paranormal romance fan, but I have not had the pleasure to read Barbara Elsborg before. After reading the
blurb, I was definitely excited and once I started I couldn’t put it down. I
think we all have our Good and Bad angels whispering in our ears, but Dirty
Angel brings them to life.
Aden has a rough
past and in his eyes, he’s a bad person. There isn’t a good bone in his body.
When he dies and the angel and demon can’t decide his fate, he’s completely
shocked. He thought he was going to hell for sure. Then when he’s given a
second chance to prove the good in him, he gives it a shot, but not without
thinking that it’s a waste.
Brody is living in
his own hell. He can’t shake his crazy ex and he finds himself in really rough
sexual situations due to his ex’s brain washing. The first night Brody meets
Aden, it’s under some pretty “slippery” circumstances and Brody spends the rest
of the night looking for him.
I absolutely loved
these characters and believed that Aden was always a good person.
Unfortunately, when we find out about what he did in his past, it’s difficult
to believe that he really can be a better person. I was really rooting for
these two, but then Brody’s ex shows back up. UGH! Total angst!
Barbara was able to
get me back in to my paranormal craze. It was so good. These characters were
absolutely loveable, sexy and broken. Loved the second chance story and the hot
June Mayson and
Evan Barrister’s whirlwind courtship resulted in a secret marriage right before
he left for boot camp. Evan knows deep in his gut that June is too good for
him, but after getting a taste of the beautiful life they can have together,
he’s unwilling to let her go. June promises to wait for him, knowing neither
time or distance will ever change her feelings for Evan—that is until she’s
served with divorce papers while he’s overseas and she’s forced to let him go.
Her marriage and divorce a well-kept secret, the last person June expects to
run into when she moves back to her hometown is Evan. Angry over the past, she
does everything within her power to ignore the pull she feels whenever he is
near. But how can she ignore the pain she sees every time their eyes meet? How
can she fight the need to soothe him even if she knows she’s liable to get hurt
Is it possible for June and Evan to find their way back to each other again? Or
will they be stopped by an outside force before they ever have a shot?
This was my first
Aurora Rose Reynolds book (I know….Hangs head in shame) and I loved it. Her writing
style flowed perfectly and I fell in love with her characters.
I’ll be honest,
when I first read about Evan and June’s secret marriage and divorce; I wanted
to punch Evan in the throat. As I continued reading though, I saw what was
going on in Evan’s head and ended up feeling bad for him. His own screwed up
thoughts caused him to push away probably the best thing in his life.
June and her crazy
family had me laughing. I loved how close they all were, which surprised me
since she kept her marriage and divorce a secret. Obviously her family could
tell she went through something, but they couldn’t figure out what. Keeping all
that in definitely damaged June and when Evan returns, I could understand her
walls and bitterness. She still loved him and it hurt.
The two of them
struggling to move forward separate, while they both only wanted to be
together, broke my heart. I had my fingers and toes crossed hoping that they
would talk and find their way back to each other. ::Sigh::
What do you do when the one you least expect to matter…
Ends up mattering the most?
Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and
unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is
on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right
there to back it up should you miss the point.
what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever
glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior.
them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant,
he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a
love-hate relationship began. But what
happens when one person wants more?
I loved Jordan and Derek’s story. Please don’t
hate me, but I loved it more than Brantley and Finn’s. It was not what I was
expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Jordan’s fiery personality did not prepare me for
the type of lover he would be. His huge heart was hidden behind his genius and
antics, but none the less, his heart is huge. He sees the shields that Derek
puts up and takes a chance on helping him.
Derek is stubborn and prideful. He personality is
straight forward and abrupt at times. Seeing the things he goes through with
his family, its no wonder he has so many walls built. I mean, Finn’s the only
one who really knows him, until Jordan.
Jordan and Derek’s chemistry is off the charts! I
often had to fan myself after one of their arguments because you could feel the
sexual tension. Ella did a fantastic job of writing these characters and their
They say in order to find yourself you have to go home.
home was what you were running from?
that leave you?
the other side of the fence.
wishing you were someone you couldn't be.
day you meet her.
my high, but she was also...
within a series. This is a Full Length Novel.
I don’t even know where to begin. I mean, this book…..this
book hit close to home. Not only did it make me think of a time where I dated
an addict and how, in turn, became wrapped up in that world too, but Austin
also said things that my husband actually says to me now. It’s just crazy how
this story resonated with me.
“Anytime you want to
talk about your parents, I’m here to listen. I wish I could have met them, so I
could tell them how amazing their daughter is and how much I’m in love with
I lost my dad when I was 19 and my mom when I was 21. I was
searching for comfort and love since I had just lost my biggest supporters.
Austin wasn’t much different. He also felt he didn’t belong and had to prove himself.
He, like the other boys, was jealous of the bond Half Pint and Bo had, which
just caused him to feel more lost. His using started as fun and partying, but
then ran away from him so he could drown his sorrows. And it’s true, at some
point you ask yourself, how did it get this bad…..yet, you have no answer. The
hardest part is that Austin is a talented, loving, devoted and gorgeous man
that had demons bigger than he could initially cope with.
"I need you, baby, I need you like I need fucking air to breath. I'm nothing without you! NOTHING! Please.....just fucking help me!"
I connected with Briggs in a sense that she always had to
take care of herself. When she finally meets Austin and the alpha that he is,
she relishes in the fact that he wants to take care of her. She can let go and
feel safe and loved by someone, especially since she was lacking it from her
uncle. She enabled Austin, but truly she didn’t know what was going on in
Austin’s head to help him. While she blamed herself, she really couldn’t do
anything until Austin was ready to. Briggs is beautiful, sweet, and smart, but
often felt helpless and broken since she couldn’t help the one person she loved
more than anything.
Austin and Brigg’s story tore my heart to shreds and had me
reflecting on my own past. It churned my gut and made my heart ache. There was
a lot of angst, but also a lot of love. Seeing certain times in the Good Ol’
Boys’ lives from Austin’s point of view was certainly eye opening and just made
me want to hug him more. M’s writing was exceptional, as always, and she was
able to tap in to the struggles that an addict has, as well as the struggle
their loved ones go through. Absolutely brilliant!
Forgiveness … It isn’t
always as easy as it sounds.
a Marine had been Ryker’s dream, but that dream faded when it led to losing the
one girl who held his heart.
to Alabama after being gone for more than five years was going to be hard, but
he couldn’t continue to live without her.
seemed empty and there was only one thing that could heal that void.
let her go again.
always be his...
I love a man in uniform. Couple that with
his love and devotion for Nicole and I was a goner.
Ryker was young and stupid. He knew that
Nicole wouldn’t be able to leave their hometown in Alabama, but he left any
way. He knew if he asked her, she wouldn’t have been able to go, but he felt it
was best to just let her go. He thought he was doing right by Nicole, but he
only broke her heart….and his
When Nicole picks up the pieces of her
heart and her life, Ryker returns. I could feel her conflict of emotions. She
loved him and probably never stopped loving him, but so much has happened in
the 5 years that Ryker has been gone. Nicole is hurt and angry, but she also
misses the connection that she and Ryker shared.
Ryker is persistent, dedicated and
devoted. Even though he left Alabama and Nicole, that’s where his heart was the
whole time. I loved their story and C.A.’s writing.