Friday, December 18, 2015

Royal Savage ~ Victoria Ashley

I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES… I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it - almost taste it, bringing me back to that night. 
It doesn't matter that I'm still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me. 

The only thing I long for is to fucking fade away. I've given up. Until her at least… 

She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass. 
It turns me on to have her around me. Makes me want to wrap my hand around her tight little throat and fuck her until she feels my pain, feels the monster in me, but also makes me want to protect her from the very thing that she should be afraid of... me. 
Once she sees the damage that I’m capable of; she’ll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear. 


HIS EYES... THE DARKNESS IN them draws me to him, making me want to taste him, feel him… and save him. I shouldn't have gotten on the back of his motorcycle that day. I know that now. Colton warned me. I was told it was dangerous. I was told that nothing would be the same. He was right. 
ROYAL is dangerous, dark, and seductive; the very thing that keeps me hanging on, willing to give my last breath just to touch him… breathe him in. 
He’s savage, inked, and highly captivating. So different from his brother… 
He's hazardous to my health, mind, and body, yet the only thing that I crave. I want to free him. I want to change his mind, but I'm afraid that he’s already too faded… 

So I have to admit, this was my first Victoria Ashley book. Why the hell did I wait so long to pick her up?! I absolutely loved Royal Savage!

Royal, bad ass with a big heart and traumatic past, blows right in and steals your heart. He’s sexy scary in all the best ways, but completely messed up in the head. He’s more romantic and emotional then he’ll ever admit, constantly wanting to keep his walls up, but he can’t stay away from Avalon. She’s sucked him in and she is all he thinks about. He wrestles with his past and if he can move on with this beautiful, sexy, smart woman, while letting go of what he had.

I love me a good, strong female character. Avalon is tired of taking her boyfriend’s crap and kicks him to the curb. She’s doing her now and dreaming about doing Royal too. She hates all the stereotypical bullshit, so she’ll do whatever she can to defend Royal against his parents, his brother or her boss. All of them think he’s a bad person for riding a motorcycle, wearing tattoos, standing up for and defending himself. They said he was destructive and dangerous, but once we find out the truth of what happened, I believe Royal did what he had to do and I don’t blame him one bit…..Neither does Avalon. She’s perfect for Royal and exactly what he needs.

"Hold on tight, Darlin', and don't fucking let go."

While Royal Savage had death, destruction and drama, it also had love, hot sex and parts that hit you right in the feels. Love this couple and would totally love to read more about them! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Kingpin: Book 2 (Cartel) ~ Lili St. Germain

They say love conquers all.

It's a lie.

Five days a week, I dressed in smart business clothes. I painted my face, and went to work as an accountant. But nothing about my life was normal.

For eight years I had been the property of the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club. I laundered their money so well they'd never let me leave. My only glimmer of light was the man I loved. The man who had saved me.


His love had been the only thing that kept the demons at bay. But he'd become so immersed in the cartel's brutal business that I hardly knew him anymore.

Dornan had been my salvation, but he was also my undoing.

Would he pull me down into the darkness until he destroyed me? Could I save him?

Did I even want to?

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Oh My God! Kingpin was one crazy, f*$ked up ride.

The story goes back and forth from where we left Dornan and Mariana to eight years later. Mariana and Dornan are still in love, but Dornan is still married and Mariana is still prisoner in her apartment. John, the Prez of the Gypsy Brothers, suspects Mariana is a “prisoner,” but Mariana will not give up any information, in the event it’s a test or could be used against her or her family.

I can’t begin to describe the emotional roller coaster I was on while reading this. Dornan and Mariana’s love is fierce and raw, but she starts to have feelings for John that she’s not sure how to label. John’s wife continues on her vicious cycle and it is now emotionally affecting his daughter. Mariana has received a full time bodyguard, Guillermo, who has now become like a brother to her all the while still working for Emilio, even though her father’s debt was supposed to be paid years ago. And let’s not forget to mention Murphy, who has continued to harass her.

Well all Murphy’s harassing has come to a head and he starts to blackmail Mariana. While Dornan, John and Guillermo suspect something’s going on, Mariana tries to hold it all in…..Until she can’t anymore and takes matters in to her own hands.

I cannot wait to read Empire!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Undeniable (The Key West Series #4) ~ C.A. Harms

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Sometimes in life you are forced to do things you may not agree with. 

Family meant everything to Jude Calvert. 

He would do whatever it took to keep them safe and provide for them no matter what it took to make that happen. 

Even if that meant putting his own safety at risk, he had no other choice. 

Callie Raine has always felt a heavy attraction toward Jude. 

He was fascinating. 

He was undeniable. 

She knew there was so much more to him than he allowed anyone to see. But she was a headstrong woman and feeling weak was something she wouldn’t allow. 

Except when it came to Jude. 

However, when Jude is hit with the unexpected and forced to rely on others, Callie realizes he doesn’t take weakness easily. 

He becomes even more withdrawn. 

More angry. 

Will he finally give in and learn to lean on those who care? 

Or will he push them beyond the point of no return and once again be left to face his obstacles alone?
Jude…Broody, moody, rude Jude. He’s hot, sexy and a complete ass. But once I realize what he’s dealing with and what he has been dealing with at home, it make total sense. He tries to keep everyone away because he does not want them to feel obligated to help him.

Callie has been crazy about Jude for a very long time. Working together at the restaurant, she experiences the mood swings and short answers Jude doles out so no one really gets to know him. As infuriating as he is, she still wants him. Callie has a huge heart and when she learns of how much help he need, she drops everything to provider for his sick sister and her two kids.

Callie is easy to love and Jude’s sister, niece and nephew immediately fall for her. Despite knowing Jude will be angry with her and give her attitude, she doesn’t leave his house and continues to care for his family, refusing anyone who comes to try to relieve her. Jude finally lets his walls come down and he is just…Wow. He’s a completely different person. The kind and gentle words he says to Callie surprise her, as well as me.

Jude’s a great man, who did whatever he could to support his family. When his friends make it impossible for him not to open up and let down his walls, he becomes the man we only see glimpses of in the beginning of the story. He’s sweet, caring and he has a huge heart. One that he can share with Callie.

I love this series and all of C.A. Harms’ work. Undeniable is a great addition! 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Night With Knox: (A Sexy Bastard Novella) ~ Eve Jagger

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One night. 

A sexy secret. 

And a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget.

Pro baseball player Cooper Knox is tired of groupies and fans - so when a sassy brunette with curves for days doesn’t recognize him, he’s not about to let his secret slip. 
She wants a night to remember - and he’s going to show her a few moves she’ll never forget. 
 But secrets have a way of catching up with you - and when the ball drops at midnight, the new year isn’t the only thing that will be starting with a bang.   

For a short novella, Eve, you did not disappoint. I love Knox already and cannot wait to get more of his and Shelby’s story. A Night with Knox is fun, witty and super hot!!

Shelby is alone. Her brother scares every, and I mean every guys off. Her most recent date left her hanging on New Year’s Eve. She is smart, beautiful and quick witted. She deserves some fun and Knox is her kind of fun.

Cooper is tired of the baseball groupies and wishes he could find someone who has no clue who he is. He needs someone who could care about him, for him. When he runs in to Shelby and introduces himself, she doesn’t fawn all over him like all the other women do. Don’t get me wrong, he is super sexy, but she’s able to bust his balls and they have a lot of fun together.

The night they spend together is hot and steamy. I was totally into it and then, bam! Book over! I want more NOW! I cannot wait to hear the rest of their story

Monday, November 30, 2015

Forbid Me (The Good Ol' Boys #2) ~ M. Robinson

It was only a matter of time until the truth came out. 
I never thought it would come to this… 
I tried, God knows I tried to stay away from her but eventually I crossed that line and broke that trust. I could no longer go back and I sure as fuck didn’t regret a single moment of it. I knew there would be hell to pay, I knew the wrath I’d be facing but I would willingly take the burns and scars just to have the love of my best friend's sister. 
If there is one person I’d willingly go to hell and back for it was… 

Lillian Ryder

Standalone within a series. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Strong language and sexual content, not intended for readers under 18.

I absolutely loved Forbid Me! Dare I say, I loved it more than Complicate Me?! I know you are all saying “for shame,” but I could not get enough of Jacob! Yes, both are 5 star reviews to me, but Forbid Me would be a 5++.

While Forbid Me can be read as a standalone, I’m happy I read Complicate Me before hand. Major props to M for being able to reference things that happened in Complicate Me, without taking up space in this story to recap it all. It drives me crazy when authors do that just to stretch out a book. M’s characters are well developed and her writing gets you sucked right in to the story. I also completely love the now and then theme going on thorough out the book. The fact that there was drama (the forbidden best friend’s baby sister and 7 year age difference) it was not “in your face” craziness, which made it more enjoyable for me. I didn’t have to hear about the details of them sleeping with other people, which we know happens, but it wasn’t thrown in their faces. That would have hurt my heart as I’m sure it would have theirs. Make sense?  

While Jacob and Lily started off as young and immature, we were able to see them grow up and feel their connection through the pages. There were many emotional times where I wanted to smack some sense in to those two. (Granted, not as much as Lucas and Alex though). As stubborn as Lily was, I’m also proud of her for standing her ground and not jumping in too soon. On the other hand, yes, Jacob screwed up, but he worked really hard to earn her trust and love back. This could have been avoided had he told Lily what happened those years ago, but his own personal hurt and embarrassment held him back.

Lily’s connection to her mom gutted me. This was something that hit really close to home for me. Watching someone you love suffer and being completely helpless, trying to get in every last moment you can and then still not being sure if you said all the things you wanted to say, just… well it fucking blows. It eats away at you and couple that with the struggles that she had with Jacob…no wonder Lily had her walls up.

That being said, I’m glad Jacob didn’t give up. Actually, I was kind of cheering that he had to work hard since he gave Half-Pint and Lucas such a hard time about their relationship. He didn’t run and didn’t let Lily run, either. A certain “battery” scene comes to mind. :: giggle:: Once you read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I laughed, cried, made frustrated noises and had to fan myself a couple times due to the hot sex scenes!! You can’t help but fall in love with these two and you can’t help but itch for Dylan and Aubrey’s story next. Well done M, well done. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lies (Phoenix Undercover Book 1) ~ C.A. Harms

FBI Agent Joshua Phoenix goes undercover…Deep. 

Thrust into a world of drugs and criminal activity, integrating himself into the Russian Mafia turned out to be much more than Josh bargained for. 

It’s dark and it’s dangerous. 

The lives they destroy along the way will never be the same. 

The things he is forced to do will haunt him forever. 

Even more importantly, he never planned on meeting her… 

A chance encounter with Real Estate Agent Gabriella Shannon, has Josh questioning his ability to complete his mission. 

And now the dark world may consume them both. 

He’s in too deep. 

Leaving now would only risk the safety of those around him. 

But when his cover’s blown Josh is forced to make a decision that will reroute his future. 

One decision. 

The hardest decision he will ever have to make in his life. 

And those he meant to protect will be the ones who suffer the most…

I’m a huge C.A. Harms fan and Lies did not disappoint!!
Gabby and Josh have great chemistry and you can feel it right from the time they meet. While Greyson, Josh’s partner and friend, tries to hook up at a club, Josh’s date ends up being less than stellar. That’s when Josh meets Gabby.

While they both make fun of his date, Josh really takes in Gabby’s beauty. She is a smart and successful realtor….and Josh gets totally hooked. Unfortunately, he starts this heavy undercover job right before they start dating and is away for days at a time.

Their time together in between Josh’s time away is hot, steamy and romantic. But, the constant battle with the job starts to take its toll on their relationship and when Gabby’s sister goes missing, all hell breaks loose.

It gets a little suspicious with the Russian mob, Josh undercover and Gabby’s sister missing all happening around the same time, but I will say that the plot twist was not something I expected. I was so ready to see what happened next, and then, boom, CLIFFY. Gah!! I need more of Josh and Gabby’s story!!

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