Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Confessions: The Princess, The Prick, and The Priest (Confessions #4) by Ella Frank

Everyone said our love wouldn’t work.
That it was too hard, too complicated, too messy.
Oh how I enjoy proving everyone wrong.
My men are smart, sexy, sophisticated—
and most of all, crazy about me.
The only problem is trying to explain
that to my big, opinionated Italian family.
But after all we’ve been through, we deserve a
happily ever after. And if there’s one
thing I know about my guys, they always
manage to have a few surprises up their sleeves.

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Start the series with Confessions: Robbie today!

GAH! I just love these guys!! I mean they have totally captured and ran away with our hearts. This was the perfect ending to their story, but I wish it would have continued forever.

Robbie, Priest and Julien just work. As unconventional as their relationship might seem, it worked for them. Robbie was bright enough to breakthrough Julien and Priest's darkness. Robbie made the trifecta what it is. 

I may not have liked Priest in the beginning when we were introduced during Logan and Tate's story, but he is just wonderful. I have totally fallen for the overprotective, bossy, alpha male that he is. He is the glue and support that holds these three together. 

Julien is the love and passion. He is the calm in the storm. He balances Robbie and Priest when they go to their extremes. 

These are just perfect for each other and I cannot say enough amazing things about this book. I want more! ::sigh::

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Hate Notes final ebook cover

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.
Something blue.
I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”
Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.
The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.
He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.
But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.
Something new.
But I have no idea how this one is going to end . . .

 I loved Hate Notes. Vi and Penelope work so well together. The story flowed seamlessly and you couldn't tell there were two authors writing it. 

I love Charlotte. I love that she was a dreamer and that she made the leap to find the man from the note in the dress. I love that no matter what this jerk of a man threw at her, she held her own and was still a sweet, thoughtful person. She saw things for the bright side and work her tail off. She is a great heroine. 

I wanted to smack Reed a few times for his harsh words. He reacted first and spewed some rude comments that would often end up with his foot in his mouth. Of course he felt bad afterwards, but there was only so many sorry's that he could give. As time goes on, we realize why he became the cynical man he was. I loved watching Charlotte break down his walls and push him to realize that he needed to let people in again. 

I really enjoyed this book and read it in one day. Charlotte and Reed's story will make your heart happy. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Boy Toy Auction by CA Harms

What was meant to be a fun evening to benefit charity, suddenly became so much more…

They were both volunteered into attending the Boy Toy Auction.
One as a contestant. 
One as an attendee.

Emerson lost an internal battle the moment Nicholas stepped onto the stage. 

As soon as he started moving his hips to the rhythm of the music, she was captivated. Suddenly, the timid girl became a warrior as she fought to have the highest bid. 

There was no way she was leaving without him at her side. 

From the moment Nic saw her, Emerson became his focal point. 
The beautiful woman in the silver dress. 
The one that held his stare.
He needed her to win.
He needed her.

He’d make sure this was the best money she’d ever spend.
Or the worst…depends on how you look at it.

Because sometimes, it doesn’t matter what you want, life has a way of throwing you a curve ball that you aren’t prepared for…

Boy Toy Auction is super fun, sweet and unexpected, for both Emerson and Nic. It was supposed to be a night of entertainment and possible bragging rights. What these two didn't expect was the magic that was created that night. 

Both Nic and Emerson are enamored with each other from first sight. They can't look away. And there is no way anyone was going to win Nic that night besides Emerson. She is almost as shocked as her friend is that she actually bid on a guy....and WON!

Insta-spark and chemistry. Insta-infatuation and sexual tension. These two totally burn up the pages until Emerson's controlling father gets in the way. This man is vicious. He's controlling and manipulative. He is disgusting. Luckily Nic isn't afraid of him, but unfortunately, Emerson is. 

A series of events leaves Emerson homeless and jobless. She and Nic are on the outs and it all has to do with  her father. Gah! I despise this man. All bad things seem to circle back to him. But Nic is not going to give up. He's not giving up on Emerson or their love. The question was always if Emerson could handle that. If she was done with her father's controlling ways. You'll have to read to find out. 

I love CA Harms' writing. She is a one-click author for me and I always enjoy her characters. They are relate-able and real. There's just enough angst and drama to keep you on the edge of your seat, but not too much where its unbelievable. Just fantastic!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Booted (Trails of Sin Book 3)

The night I’m released from prison, she’s in my bed.
It’s been eight years since I touched a woman, and the Native American beauty is half-dressed, beaten, bruised, and devastatingly exquisite.

We’re toxic together, but we want the same things. Blood. Vengeance.
Violent relief in a warm body.

Beneath her touch, I’m alive.
Against her skin, I’m redeemed.
Buried inside her, I forget the past.
Until the past takes her from me.

Prison made me cold, but losing Raina makes me cruel. Ruthless. Unforgiving.
I killed before. For her, I’ll kill again.
I’ll end this once and for all or die in my boots.

TRAILS OF SIN series (HEAs with no cliffhangers - must be read in order):
Knotted #1 - Jake and Conor
Buckled #2 - Jarret and Maybe
Booted #3 - Lorne and Raina

 I'm a huge fan of Pam Godwin's. Her dark romances grip me from the first page and don't let go. There's love, lust, angst, chaos and calm, all rolled in to one amazing package. Booted is the conclusion to the Trails of Sin books I needed. 

There are so many questions at the end of Buckled that I needed answered. Not of Jarret and Maybe, but of Raina and Lorne. I had only seen Lorne from the outside in the other books, but now we get to see and feel what Lorne went through. 

Raina's life is no walk in the park either. And we get some clarity of why she was there in the first place. I get it. I'm not going to say I liked it, but it was a necessary evil. The hand she was dealt coupled with the "relationship" she had with John Holsten.... just wow. This is one strong, kick@$% woman!

Booted is well written with several twists, but the twists are the explanations we have been waiting for. All the puzzle pieces start to fit together and conclude in one mass chaos event that left me gasping for air! Their love was not normal or conventional, but it worked.

"I hear you."

Just fantastic!

"He smashed my heart against my ribs to make room for his. Now we beat side by side, stretching and growing together in the shared space."

Friday, August 24, 2018

Lost Boy ~ M. Robinson

In a world where I had no say, violence became my refuge, and nothing else mattered. Not even my own life.
Until her.
Skyler Bell.
It all started the first time I heard that voice. Giving me hope for tomorrow. My first love was everything all at once.
Except, I never imagined there were secrets that needed to be shared. Lies that needed to be confessed. Truths that needed to be told. Demons that needed to be buried. Once I realized the depth, the longing, the sadness and sorrow in her eyes mirrored mine, it was too late. Love didn't come to me as heartbreak, it came as everything I've ever wanted. Walking away wasn't an option, but it was the only choice I had.

I finally found the price of love and it cost me...

My soul.


I don't know how Skyler and Noah could survive this, because I almost didn't. My heart broke over and over. The roller coaster of emotions was almost too much. The angst, heart-break and tragedies were devastating. 

I always liked Noah, but seeing how much Skyler destroyed him, but he chose to keep moving....well he has all my respect. He never had it easy. Everyone was leaving him or choosing something/someone else over him. I don't blame Noah for the decisions he made. Frustrated and screaming at the book because of them, absolutely. But I didn't blame him. I am surprised he remained as stoic as he did. 

Skyler has been misled her whole life. It just breaks my heart to hear all her secrets revealed and what she went through, even as a child. How does someone come back from that? How could she heal? How could her and Noah ever heal from all the tragedy??

I kept pushing because I knew M would pick up the pieces, but as my heart and jaw laid on the floor, it was really hard. I just wanted them to be happy for five minutes before something else tore them to shreds. I was very proud of Noah and Skyler even-though I was frustrated with their decisions. I loved this cover and Noah's place in my hear grew. I'm happy for this Lost Boy. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Priest (Confessions #3) ~ Ella Frank

I am complex.
My love is all-encompassing.
And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule:
Don’t mess with what’s mine.

Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy. The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear the very ground he walked on. Including me, the day I realized that ground ran red with blood.

At age eighteen, I became Priest.
A man without a past.
A man determined to right the wrongs of my father.
A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

But then a thief stole my heart.
A sweetheart lit up my world.
And I forgot for a moment you should never turn your back on your enemy.

And thus begins a lesson to those who would seek to harm: Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.

I love Priest. That's it! I've said it! From the beginning, we've been annoyed, frustrated and pissed off at him. But, I was wrong!! His love is intense and fierce. He is passionate about everything and that includes the men he loves. There is no middle ground with Priest. He is full-fledged, 100% in when he commits. 

The angst, the what-ifs, the OMG moments had me flying through the pages. I couldn't get enough of Priest's troubled past and the men who are his future. The intensity of their love and fear was palpable. 

Ella is just a fantastic writer and she keeps me engrossed in the story. I feel like I am right there living this journey with them. I cannot wait for the next book and the continuation of the Prick, the Priest and the Princess!

"Your love is exactly what Julien said - powerful. It's intense, all-consuming and takes two men to return it."

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Beauty Found (Hades Hangmen #6.5) ~ Tillie Cole


There is life before the Hangmen. There is life before your soulmate is found.

There is life even when all seems lost.

Shane ‘Tank’ Rutherford is just seventeen when, escaping his father’s lethal fists, he ends up on the streets. Fighting for survival, he finds himself suddenly saved. Saved by a group that takes him under their wing.

A group that everyone knows . . . the Texas Ku Klux Klan.

Years later, Tank is disillusioned from the Klan and what they stand for. Recently released from prison, he is lost in a world he no longer knows. He is on his own. Until he picks up a woman hitchhiking on the side of a road. A beauty queen dressed in pink.

Susan-Lee Stewart is done with the crowns. She’s done with the glitz and glamor of pageant life. And she’s done with the bruises . . . the bruises gifted by the one person who should love her unconditionally—her mother.

Seconds after taking yet another pageant title, Susan-Lee makes a split decision and flees the stage. Flees the glossy life of a pageant queen, flees her violent mother . . . and jumps straight on the back of a tattooed muscled god’s motorcycle . . .

And never looks back.

As Susan-Lee holds tightly to Tank’s waist, neither of them know it’s a chance meeting that will change both their lives, and their hearts, forever.

There are stories of how you find your other half. There are stories of how someone can save your soul when all hope is lost.

Before they were Tank and Beauty, they were Shane and Susan-Lee. Two lost hearts who, together, were finally found.

Contemporary dark romance. Contains scenes of violence, offensive language, mature topics and sexual situations.

Beauty Found: A Novella (Hades Hangmen 6.5) is to be read AFTER Crux Untamed. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

Just when I think I cannot love these Hangmen anymore, we get a glimpse in to Tank and Beauty's story.  ::Sigh:: Their lives did not start out pretty, but their love is beautiful.

Both Beauty and Tank made decisions or choices that they were not proud of. So, there comes a time where both are just DONE. They're out. They leave and crash right in to each other. Tank is not a saint, but Beauty doesn't need that. Beauty is just the kind of passion and light that Tank needs. 

From reading the other Hangmen books, I knew I liked Tank and Beauty, but I just fall more in love with them in Beauty Found. Tillie is an amazing writer that makes you feel like you are a part of their lives; that you are walking step by step with them through this journey.  I just love these Hangmen, their old ladies and their love stories!

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