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~Review~Devour (Unbreakable Bonds #4) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

32867113Title: Devour
Authors: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #4
Publisher: SelfPublished
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romantic, Suspense
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Ian Pierce is the chef and part owner of the hottest restaurant in Cincinnati, his chosen family is full of happy relationships, and the scruffy, snarky cop who has been haunting his dreams is one step closer to being in his bed. But everything comes crashing down when the past he narrowly escaped nine years ago comes to a deadly head.

Hollis Banner was enamored of Ian at first sight. He’s kept his distance, knowing the gorgeous, self-confident man is out of his league. Yet there’s no standing aside when Boris Jagger escapes a raid. Jagger’s world has been nearly destroyed and this time, the crime boss is coming after Ian and his friends personally.

Hollis will do whatever it takes to keep Ian safe as they escape to a safe house with a couple of Ian’s overprotective friends. And Ian finds himself in a race to unlock painful memories—memories containing information that could take down the very last of Jagger’s illegal operations forever.

Trigger warning: Flashbacks to abuse could be possible triggers for some.


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by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

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To say that I love every single book in this series would be an understatement.

I absolutely adore this series…but this last book, took my breath away!!!

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Everyone that knows me, knows I have been crushing hard on detective Hollis Banner ever since he showed up in Shiver…all sick and sniffly.

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First things first. I think these books should be read in order, starting with book 1. They have a continuing storyline so I would not advise to read them as stand-alone.

Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others yet…you are in for a big treat! 😀 


Ever since book 1, we have seen Hollis and Ian dancing around each other. Both interested in each other and both doing nothing about it…the sexual tension was through the roof and we have all been rooting for them to finally make a move!!

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Sexy Detective Hollis Banner is finally back from his undercover stint and he is worried about Ian.

He is also very ready to lay his claim on Ian… 😛

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And Ian….well he is all too happy to finally be claimed. 😀 


Boris Jagger is still very much a big threat, even more so in this book and the time has come to take him on. Throughout this book, we get to know more about Ian’s past with Jagger and my heart really broke for him. It also made me respect the hell out of him because Ian…he is so much stronger than he thinks. Hollis is the perfect man to show him, how strong he really is and seeing how he treated Ian, made me love him even more.

Their sexual chemistry is delicious and when they finally get together…damn they were so HOT!!!

“You are so goddamn gorgeous, you steal my breath away.” I’m glad the other two left because we are gonna make some noise. “

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“There is a dirty, dirty boy in me dying to experiment.”

But this book isn’t just about Ian and Hollis. It’s about all of them, Lucas, Andre, Snow, Jude, Rowe and Noah. They all need to come together to get rid of Jagger once and for all. All of these men play an important part in this story and I loved the little pieces we got in Lucas’ pov.I don’t want to go into the story much more because I think it should be enjoyed without any spoilers.

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I am a bit sad to say goodbye to this series…I have come to love each and every one of these characters.

I am however happy that Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott are writing a spin-off series. I will, of course, read each and every one of the books in that series.And I will also re-read this series a hundred times more…especially this book. ❤ 

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“Ian you are my home. It doesn’t matter where we eat or sleep. Wherever you are is where I live.”

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~Release Day Review~Laurent and the Beast by K.A. Merikan~

 

33959435Title: Laurent and the Beast
Author: K.A. Merikan
Series: Kings of Hell MC #1
Publisher: Acerbi & Villani Ltd.
Release Date: April 29, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Dark, Paranormal
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

Nothing can stop true love. Not time. Not even the devil himself.

1805. Laurent. Indentured servant. Desperate to escape a life that is falling apart.
2017. Beast. Kings of Hell Motorcycle Club vice president. His fists do the talking.

Beast has been disfigured in a fire, but he’s covered his skin with tattoos to make sure no one mistakes his scars for weakness. The accident not only hurts his body but damaged his soul and self-esteem, so he’s wrapped himself in a tight cocoon of violence and mayhem where no one can reach him.

Until one night, when he finds a young man covered in blood in their clubhouse. Sweet, innocent, and as beautiful as an angel fallen from heaven, Laurent pulls on all of Beast’s heartstrings. Laurent is so lost in the world around him and is such a tangled mystery, that Beast can’t help but let the man claw his way into the stone that is Beast’s, heart.

In 1805, Laurent has no family, no means, and his eyesight is failing. To escape a life of poverty, he uses his beauty, but that only backfires and leads him to a catastrophe that changes his life forever. He takes one step into the abyss and is transported to the future, ready to fight for a life worth living.

What he doesn’t expect in his way is a brutal, gruff wall of tattooed muscle with a tender side that only Laurent is allowed to touch. And yet, if Laurent ever wants to earn his freedom, he might have to tear out the heart of the very man who took care of him when it mattered most.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: time travel, servitude, serial killer, cruelty, motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, disability, demons, tattoos, impossible choices, deception, crime, self-discovery, healing, virginity, black magic, gothic

Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes

Length: ~135,000 words (Book 1 in the series, can be read as a standalone)

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.


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Laurent and the Beast (Kings of Hell MC #1)

 by K.A. Merikan

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An amazing, captivating story!

It’s no secret that K.A. Merikan are two of my favorite MM Authors.

Their stories are brilliantly unique-you never quite know what to expect.This is a very well thought out, cleverly written story.What happens when two worlds collide and two very different men are drawn to each other.One, completely innocent and one worn down by a life he never envisaged for himself.

-1805
Laurent Mercier is just 19, an indentured servant, separated from his family.

He cuts quite a lonely figure…he has no sexual experience but yearns for the touch of a man..His one passion is his love of books, so when he thinks he’s met a kindred spirit and someone he’s attracted to he is finally ready to give in to his desires.He could never have foreseen how his life was about to be changed forever.


-2017
Beast is 32.Badly disfigured in a fire, he’s covered his body in tattoos.

The last thing he wants is pity from anyone so he chooses not to seek the company of other men and is resigned to be alone.But appearances are definitely deceptive because deep down he’s a good man.

When Laurent enters his world he has no idea what to make of the strange, beautiful, young man…but, one thing is clear, he’s deeply attracted to Laurent.But could someone like that be attracted to him?


Laurent…what can I say?

These Authors have created some truly fascinating, engaging characters in their books and Laurent is no exception.I just adored him.His beauty, his innocence, his naivety and his strength captivated me.
But, has he left one life as a servant only to become a prisoner in another life?And how far is he willing to go to live his life the way he wants to?

Laurent and Beast’s story is far from perfect at times.Beast’s insecurities about his appearance are always there, bubbling away under the surface and while Laurent might be innocent he knows what he wants from life.As they get to know each other Laurent sees past the outward appearance and really sees the man Beast is inside.

“I once knew an incredibly handsome man.When you looked at his face, his beauty made you assume he was the perfect gentleman.But deep down, in his heart, he held evil you wouldn’t comprehend.People are wrong to judge you by your scars.”

This story has a dark, gothic feel to it.As a reader, you know what Laurent must do to obtain his freedom but you really have no idea how things will play out.


I can already tell it’s going to be an amazing series and with three more books to come, I’m totally invested.

The next one is Knight’s story and I can’t wait…

He’s a total manwhore in the most delicious way but I’m guessing there’s a lot more to him.

Time-travel, age difference, innocence, darkness…a very well executed story.

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