Monday, December 26, 2016

Until Ashlyn (Until Her #3) ~ Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Dillon Keck knew Ashlyn Mayson was drunk when she suggested they get married. He knew he should have taken her back to their hotel room and put her to bed. Instead, he did what he had been craving to do since the moment they met.

Claim her as his.

Waking up married in Vegas isn't something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together.

But someone isn't happy for Dillon and Ashlyn and their new found romance, and they're willing to do anything to keep them apart. Even commit murder.
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This is another great addition to the Until Her series. Ashlyn and Dillon have an interesting chemistry as soon as they meet. It’s almost like a love/hate relationship. Plus, Dillon is her boss, so there is that roadblock.

On a trip to Vegas for a work convention, Ashlyn gets so pissed at Dillon that she warns him, she’s going to get wasted. The next morning, when she wakes up, Ashlyn has a whole new reality. There is a ring on her finger and a man that is insisting they stay married.

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 The sexual tension between these two is intense. I can tell they both want each other, but Ashlyn has no idea until that morning they wake up in Vegas. While I didn’t realize Dillon always wanted her, I knew the moment they were married, he was never letting go of her. While as confused as Ashlyn was, we get a little glimpse in to Dillon’s head and see how much he loves her.

I did want to punch a couple people in the face for continuing to interfere in their relationship and when the murders start happening, I couldn’t help feeling these incidents were somewhat connect. I was surprised when the twist was revealed and there were some particular intense scenes where I had to read until the next chapter, just to see what happens.

I love Aurora’s writing and whenever a new book of hers comes out, I know it’s going to be a good one. She is definitely a “go to” author. 
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Beyond Surrender (Beyond #9) ~ Kit Rocha

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The final book in the bestselling, award-winning series... 

She’s the heart of O’Kane liquor.

For years, Nessa has been focused on work. She keeps the whiskey—and the money—flowing, and life is sweet. Sure, she’s tired of being everyone’s baby sister, and she longs for a man who can stand up to her overprotective O’Kane brothers. But she never thought she’d meet him in the middle of a war.

He’s the brains of the revolution.

War is all Ryder knows. He was raised with one goal: to ensure the sectors’ successful rebellion against Eden. His father and his mentor both died for freedom, and nothing will stop him from securing their legacies with victory. He doesn’t have time for distractions—especially beautiful, impulsive ones like Nessa.

Opposites don’t just attract, they combust. Together, Nessa and Ryder have a chance for something more than the lives they’ve always known. But this is war—deadly, bloody war—and the only way to happily-ever-after is straight through Eden.

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I love all that the O’Kanes stands for. If there was any post-apocalyptic world to live in, I would want to be in theirs, to be an O’Kane.  Their love and loyalty for each other is everything! 

Beyond Surrender is a great finale to the Beyond Series.
Nessa and Ryder’s story is excellent. I love the way Kit writes her characters. I really feel like I’m in their heads and I can feel their emotions. Nessa and Ryder are both strong individuals with powerful convictions. That may not work for some, but it sizzles between these two. I love that we get to see all the characters of sector 4 and peek in to each of their lives, where they are at and how they are doing.

It’s war time and the sectors are losing people left and right, some of them hitting a bit close to home (I was really choked up). It definitely isn’t pretty, but it’s riveting. I was rooting for the sectors and hoping they found a way to overcome Eden. This book definitely answers your questions and gives you closure about how the revolution went down. 

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Road to Nowhere: The Good Ol’ Boys Spin-Off ~ M. Robinson


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I once read that every warrior hoped an honorable death would find him. I always went looking for mine, but not even the Reaper wanted me.

I was trained to kill. I was trained to not ask why. To take orders and just march in line. Hooah motherfucker. 

Life or death.

Ride or die.

And I’m not only talking about the military. I’m talking about the life that led me on the road to nowhere.
My life.
I fought for my brothers. 
I fought for my family. 
I fought for my country. 
And I fought for her…

Never realizing I might die for them too. 

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I love M’s writing. It took me a minute to really dive in to Road to nowhere, because, well, life happens. But here I am kicking myself for waiting so long. Who really needs sleep anyway? Road to Nowhere is another great addition to M’s work. Its gritty, raw and angsty...exactly what we come to expect from our girl.

Creed! Gah, Creed! He made me so mad with his assholey (yes that is a word) ways but I loved him anyway. He’s sexy, but he’s also lost. His emotions have been stripped from him and I absolutely hate, hate his father. The pressure and demands that his father put on him broke him at an early age and just made him a shell of a man. Couple that with two other tragedies in his life and I wasn’t sure if he would come back from that.

Mia f*$&ing Ryder changed that for him. Creed didn’t realize that at first and it hit him hard after it was possibly too late. All Mia wanted was to be a normal teenager. Go to parties, date or have a boyfriend. With her dad and uncles, that was not happening. She was sheltered and just waiting to break out.

Mia’s crush on Creed may have started as a crush, but it developed in to so much more, but that was all crushed when she decided to be that normal teenager. When she thought it was time men saw her as a woman, when Creed always treated her as more than a kid. All the while this was happening, she only thought of Creed. That’s when I realized just how deep and in love she was with him. 

Their relationship was rocky, but you could feel how much they cared about each other. I thought the drama and angst would surely destroy them. The family relationship was something unconventional and definitely a new dynamic. I wasn’t sure how they would get past that.

And then, there was the Cliffy…Why, M? Why?!? I know you said we won’t have to wait long but I don’t want to wait. I want it now. Ugh!! Here I sit twiddling my thumbs.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Womanizer (Manwhore #4) ~ Katy Evans

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You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more. 
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible. 
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go. 
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One. 
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.
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I love Katy Evans writing. When she has a new book release, you drop everything to pick it up. Her writing is flawless and smooth. Womanizer is another great addition to her collection.

So this is the first of the Manwhore series that I was able to read. ::Hangs head in shame:: But I am a huge fan of Katy’s from the Real series, so I had to check it out. I mean, hot billionaire CEO and the best-friend’s baby sister…What’s not to love? This is a forbidden love story at its finest.

I love Livvy’s determination to be a hard working girl and to shun all the stereotypes of the beautiful blonde bombshell. She wants to work hard and prove herself. While having that single-minded focus, a coincidental meeting on a terrace makes her think that maybe a little one-night stand won’t deter her intention. What she wasn’t ready for was the sparks and the sizzle between her and this gorgeous man.

Callan is never wowed by women. He smart, strong, sexy and a billionaire. He could have his pick of whomever, but Olivia just keeps surprising him. He can’t get over this new addiction with her. He sees as more than just sex, but realizes, this is his best friend’s baby sister. She’s off-limits. But he can’t resist.

This story was hot, steamy and every sort of yummy. It was fun, exciting and the chemistry was off the charts. This gave me all the feels and I absolutely loved it.  
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Red Hot Christmas Paris by C.J. Fallowfield

A Red Hot Christmas - Paris
Two couples, Lulu and Luc Le Grand and their firm friends, Coco Barrella and Hunter Donovan, head to Paris for a romantic getaway at The Domville Hotel. Looking forward to good company, great food, and some steamy seasonal shenanigans away from the pressures of work, the last thing they expect is to be stranded there on Christmas Eve.

Will the calm marital waters of the seemingly perfect Le Grand’s relationship become choppy when they risk not making it home to their children for Christmas Day?

And will “love to hate each other” couple Coco and Hunter grow closer in the city of love, or will they be pulled apart by the unintentional reminder of their failings as they compare themselves to their married friends?

Featuring couples from C.J. Fallowfield's bestselling humorous erotic romance books The Temptress & All That Glisters, this festive erotic romance novella can be read as a standalone. It contains scenes towards the end of their stories, that weren’t included in their novels. While not essential to have read either novel, for the best reading experience they should be read in the order of The Temptress, All That Glisters, then this novella. It also contains adult material and is strictly for the over 18’s only. It’s sure to turn your cold and wet December into a positively scorching hot, but still wet, one!

Two hot and sexy couples going to Paris for Christmas! Le Sigh! I loved Lulu and Luc Le Grand in the Temptress! One of my fav reads! Seeing more of them married, with kids and then getting a little alone time together…. “Le Grand Style.” The love they have for their children is only second to their love for each other. A beautiful couple and a beautiful addition to their story, which includes some super hot and steamy scenes.

I didn’t have the pleasure of reading Coco and Hunter’s story in All That Glisters, but I could tell that they struggled to get to the happiness that they currently have. While Coco is ready to take it to the next level, she doesn’t want to push Hunter, but at the same time, she’s trying not to freak out. Hunter wants to give Coco everything, but he is still struggling with internal issues. The weekend away with the Le Grand’s is really helpful for him personally and them as a couple. While I did like their characters, their constant bickering was exhausting. So glad Hunter and Coco get all wired up from arguing, because it makes for some awesome, hot sex!

CJ Fallowfield is one of my fav authors. Her writing is smooth and the stories flow effortlessly. This is another great addition to her collection.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What Might Kill Us (The Devil's Dust #5) ~ M.N. Forgy

 Brotherhood is what Bull bleeds and all that he knows.
Being the king of The Devil’s Dust and surrounded by easy women was his everyday… until having his heart broke rooted him to the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
Heartbroken, and drowning in lost memories he’s unsure of the direction of his life, when the answer – consisting of a terrified Mexican girl- nearly knocks him off his feet.
Determined to get his act together and rectify his club, he rides to Texas for answers, only to be confronted with the emotional ghosts he isn’t ready to deal with.
He sees Anahi, and he wants her.
But she may come with more baggage than Bull is ready for.

Anahi used to be prim and proper. She used to wear dresses and keep up appearances to impress people she didn’t know. I guess you could say she was a fucking lady.
But that was when she lived in Mexico with her parents.
Before her uncle turned on her.
Before, the only man she ever loved, her step-brother, betrayed her.
Before she was forced to be a drug mule for the Cartel.
Evening gowns a lost memory, expensive heels traded for boots, and a nine millimeter in her hand instead of a limited edition purse. Anahi sets aside everything she’s ever known including the fairytale stories her mother told her about America.
She’s angry, determined, and looking for a way out. 

When a new M.N Forgy books comes out, you just have to get it. Believe it or not, I was hooked on one of her other books before I even knew about the Devil’s Dust series. When I met her in West Virginia about a year ago and learned of these awesome biker books, I was super stoked! I love MC books and I love M.N.’s writing. Win/Win for me!

Bull and Anahi…Where do I start? Both were messed up from the beginning. Bull is drowning his sorrows in a bottle and Anahi is desperate to get out of the life, her uncle tells her, is in her blood. Both can’t trust each other, but both are drawn to each other more than they care to admit.

Bull loves Anahi’s spit fire attitude. She acts as if she has nothing to lose and in her mind she really doesn’t. At times she pushes the limits knowing she may pay the price, but at the same time, she doesn’t want to back down. She’s become a strong woman, with everything that was thrown at her.

Bull can’t get over the love he lost…even though, she really wasn’t his to begin with. He’s the president of the MC, but most now look at him with pity or sometimes hope that he will pull himself out of this drunken hole. Going to Texas to figure things out, puts him right in line with the newest woman to consume his thoughts and only after running in to her once.

I really liked Bull and Anahi’s story. It was gritty and suspenseful. It pulled me right in. The story flowed and I flew threw it. Another great one by M.N.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Calculated Risk ~ Rachael Duncan

I thought the ring on my finger would do the trick and keep men away. All I wanted was to save my heart from shattering--again. The truth is, I'm not married. The ring was just a ploy--a ploy to keep me safe, protected from pain.

But then Marcus Riley came along with his goofy pick-up lines, and he saw right through the facade. He knew the truth, and he wanted me. God help me, I wanted him too--in so many ways. But love is a risk, a painful, scary risk. One I'm too afraid to take.

He's the one risk worth taking.
But it just might come at a price.

I really enjoyed Calculated Risk. Rachael Duncan is a fav of mine, so I didn't even read the blurb before signing up. I wasn't sure what the premise was, but the plot twists and little suspense she threw in with Marcus and Lydia's love story, totally sucked me in. I finished the book in a few days! Her writing was smooth and the story flowed really well.

I will say Lydia’s reservations about not getting hurt again were warranted, but at times I just wanted to smack some sense in to her. All men are not the same and it bothered me a bit that she gave Marcus such a hard time at the beginning. That being said, Marcus worked for her attention and made sure she knew she was special. That sealed my approval for him.

Marcus is a smart and sexy cop. Hello! What’s not to like?! He’s definitely persistent and has a great personality. I loved his quirky pick up lines. He made me giggle a few times. We could tell he was head over heels for Lydia and we could tell he was definitely not like Lydia’s ex. I saw it right away, so I was hoping it wouldn’t take Lydia so long, but I know her last relationship was a disaster.

I loved the other characters in the book too. Lydia’s friends were supportive, but at the same time had to exert some tough love. I cannot wait to see them in their own stories. 

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