~Review~WILD by Adrienne Wilder~

 

36102973Title: WILD
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Page Count: 326 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

August Vallory had it all. A modeling career, a man he loved, and the extended family he’d acquired in the business. Then the world he knew was torn away when the plane he was on crashed en route to a photo shoot. 
Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, August doesn’t stand a chance. 
No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter. 
Every day was a fight for his life until he stumbled upon a downed plane with a lone survivor. Now it’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival. 
It’s his heart. 


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An untamable emotion. Raw…Real…Wild.

Well, the opening scene certainly packs a punch.This is an extremely well thought out story and executed well. It’s edge of the seat stuff, these days I’m finding a lot of books I read have a certain predictably about them…well, not here.I had no idea how this story would play out for the majority of the book.

August is a successful model.He’s on route to a photo shoot when the plane he’s on crashes over Alaska.I kind of expected him to be a bit spoilt and pampered but he wasn’t and he’s actually one of the reasons this book worked for me. Not just gorgeous to look at, he also had a beautiful soul…I adored him.

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~Pre-Release Review~Lure of Oblivion (The Mercury Pack #3) by Suzanne Wright~

 

35228099Title: Lure of Oblivion
Author: Suzanne Wright
Series: The Mercury Pack #3
Page Count: 333 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She’s going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female—and no amount of pressure from the boy’s wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.
As a guest at Gwen’s inn, shifter enforcer Zander Devlin can’t help but notice that the fierce and leggy brunette is in serious trouble. Since she’s putting herself at risk for one of his kind, keeping her safe is the least he can do. That’s not the only reason Zander wants her close. He desires her, even as the wolf inside him backs away from her. But his feral instincts are hard to keep down, and as they take shape, they’re harder for Gwen to resist. Then again, embracing them could be the only thing that could save her life.


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My relationship with this author is a simple, yet perfect one. She writes it…and I read it. 😉

I have read every book in the “Deep in your Veins” series, the “Dark In You” series, the  “Phoenix Pack” series and of course the “The Mercury Pack” series. To say that I am a big fan of Suzanne Wright, would be an understatement.

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So when I saw this baby on NetGalley, I jumped on it. 😛

Now all these books center around a different couple, so technically they could be read as a stand-alone. I would advise everyone to read this series, and the Phoenix Pack series, in order though…I am so glad I did because I really enjoyed it. Now I have to be honest here and say that I was hoping for Trick or Dominic’s story to be next, but I found out they are next in line. 😉

Doesn’t really matter anyway because all these Alpha boys are fine!!!

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~Review~Scandalous (Sinners of Saint #3) by L.J. Shen~

 

36286395Title: Scandalous
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint #3
Page Count: 315 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

From bestselling author, L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, contemporary romance. On special sale for only 99 cents for a LIMITED TIME. 
“Best book of the year” – Angie’s Dreamy Reads. “Best book I HAVE EVER READ” – Bookalicious Babes Blog. 
They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it’s with disdain. When he does, his words aren’t meant for me. 
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. 
He is thirty-three. I am eighteen. He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner. I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter. 
He’s emotionally unavailable. And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him. 
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul. And yet, I can’t stay away. A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them. And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.


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I really love this series and after finishing book 2, “Ruckus“, which was awesome, I couldn’t wait to start Trent’s story.

Each book in this series centers around a different couple. I would advise starting with book 1 though since they all play a big part in each other’s lives.

This time it’s Trent’s turn to fall…which he does spectacularly. Trent is the quiet one of the HotHoles…but you know what they say about the silent brooding types….those are the ones you need to look out for.

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Trent used to be a big manwhore and his manwhoring, caused him to knock up a stripper. His baby momma didn’t stick around though…leaving both him and his 1 year old daughter Luna when he was away on a trip.

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~Review~Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland~

 

36256459Title: Dear Bridget, I Want You
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Page Count: 255 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

From the New York Times Bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Mister Moneybags, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing…for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.I want you.The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked. Think about it. Or don’t. Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.
–Simon.


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These are two amazing authors, but I have to confess that the real reason I wanted to read this book was the cover because HOT DAMN!!! 😀

The moment I started reading this one, I was laughing out loud. Their first encounter has got to be one of the funniest “meeting” scenes ever. 😛

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~Pre-Release Review~Breaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle~ 

 

36152401Title: Breaking Hollywood
Author: Samantha Towle
Page Count: 352 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Comedy
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

A hot and hilarious standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle… 

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I wasn’t supposed to be boyfriendless, homeless, and jobless at twenty-eight. And I most definitely wasn’t supposed to hit Hollywood’s resident bad boy Gabriel Evans with my car and break his foot. 
Now, my guilt and homelessness have me living in his apartment, taking care of him, while he’s incapacitated. 
Living with the hottest guy in Hollywood, who I’ve had a crush on forever, doesn’t sound like a chore, right? 
Wrong. 
Gabriel Evans is a crude, rude asshole who drinks way too much and smokes like a chimney. 
The sooner I get a new place to live and when Gabriel’s foot is healed, I’m out of here. 
So, why do I keep forgetting to check the classifieds? And why do I keep getting flustered when I see him shirtless? 
Breaking Hollywood wasn’t part of the plan. But neither is falling in love with him. 
Loved Breaking Hollywood? Check out Samantha’s sexy, laugh-out-loud romance, Wardrobe Malfunction, out now! 


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I have read several books by this author and I really enjoyed them, especially the “The Storm” series.  

So when I read the blurb for this new book, I knew I had to read it. I am so glad I did because this story was very entertaining. It was funny, sweet and very sexy. Just what I needed at the moment.

Apparently, there is a book before this one, that I missed “Wardrobe Malfunction”. Both of the MC’s are introduced in that story.  If you haven’t read it, no worries because this book can be read as a standalone. I have no idea how I missed it myself, but I will go back to read it…that’s for sure. 😉

Ava is having a day from hell. Her boyfriend has recently dumped her, she has just lost her job and got an eviction notice from her apartment, because of her pet (an awesome pygmy goat). To top it all off, she runs over the over the foot of Hollywood’s famous bad boy Gabe Evans.

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~Release Day Review~Lucas (Cold Fury Hockey #8) by Sawyer Bennett~

 

33593824Title: Lucas
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #8
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 280 pages
Genre(s): Romance, Sport
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.
Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.
Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting.
Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.


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I started this series a long time ago and I loved the first couple of books.

Somehow along the way, I lost track of it and now it seems I skipped a couple of books. No worries though.. I will be rectifying my mistake. 😉

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I am known to read my books out of order and I had no problem reading this one as a standalone…but…I would still advise everyone to read the previous books first. A lot of characters from those books, make an appearance and Lucas also played a part in the previous book. So I think it would make the reading experience better if you do. 😉

I am a huge hockey fan… I have no idea how this came to be, but big men with huge hockey sticks really do it for me. 😛

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~Review~Locked in Silence (Pelican Bay #1) by Sloane Kennedy~

 

36241872Title: Locked in Silence
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: Pelican Bay #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Count: 284 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

I’ve spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It’s easier not to try anymore…
Ten years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rearview mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home.
At twenty-eight, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan’s benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan’s wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist’s career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex’s powerful reach. But just as he’s ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he’s been dreading.
After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he’s spent years trying to forget. When he’s forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he’d hoped never to see again…
Even if I could speak, there wouldn’t be anyone there to listen…
Pelican Bay’s golden boy, Dallas Kent, had the quintessential perfect life. Smart, gorgeous, and popular, the baseball phenom was well on his way to a life filled with fame and fortune. But more importantly, he had a one-way ticket out of Pelican Bay and far away from the family who used love as currency and whose high expectations were the law of the land. But a stormy night, sharp highway curve and one bad decision changed everything, leaving Dallas with nothing.
Because the accident that took his parents, his future and his crown as the boy who could do no wrong, also stole his voice.
Despised for the horrific wreck that ended the lives of two of Pelican Bay’s most respected residents, Dallas has retreated to a secluded stretch of land where he’s found refuge in a menagerie of unwanted animals that don’t care that he once had the world at his feet or that he’ll never speak again.
But when the quiet, bookish boy he wasn’t allowed to notice in school suddenly reappears ten years later at Dallas’s wildlife rehab center in desperate need of a job, Dallas is thrust back into a world he’s worked hard to escape.
Dallas’s silence was supposed to send Nolan scurrying, but what if Nolan ends up being the one person who finally hears him?
Will two men who’ve been fleeing from the past finally come home to Pelican Bay for good or will the silence drive them apart forever?
 


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I have a great love for all things written by Sloane Kennedy.

So when I found out that she was working on a new series, I was very curious about which direction this would go.

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This book is much different than any of the others in the “Protection” and the “Finding”series. It was emotional…though not too angsty. It made me angry, but not with the MC’s. I would really qualify this one, as a “hurt/comfort” book, but also as a “second chance” one.

Nolan and Dallas both grew up in the small town Pelican Bay.

Nolan was the nerdy, scrawny kid, who didn’t have a lot of friends. Many times he was the target of practical jokes and bullying. He spends most of his time playing his violin and making sure he got accepted to Juilliard.

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Dallas was the school’s “golden boy”. He excelled in everything and he was loved by everyone. No one ever knew the “real” Dallas though. He himself never did anything to hurt Nolan, when they were young… but he didn’t stop the others either.

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~Pre-Release Review~Tramps and Thieves (Murder and Mayhem #2) by Rhys Ford~

 

35491732Title: Tramps and Thieves
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Murder and Mayhem #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 210 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.
Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.
For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in. 
When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.


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I have been excited about this book ever since I found out that there was gonna be a sequel to “Murder and Mayhem”. I absolutely loved that book and I had very high expectations for this second one.

Thankfully my expectations were met. 😉

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Now let me start off by saying, that this book can not be read as a stand alone. It’s a continuing storyline about the couple from book 1.

Rook and Dante. I still love their names…so freaking cool!

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~Review~Home and Away by Samantha Wayland~

 

25690047Title: Home and Away
Author: Samantha Wayland
Publisher: Loch Awe Press
Page Count: 402 pages
Release Date: June 7, 2015
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Sport
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

You can build a team, but you have to find your home.

Rupert Smythe is fond of many things. Callum Morrison isn’t one of them.
Rupert is a quiet, thoughtful business man and, sadly, a total wimp. Maybe not the ideal candidate to run a professional hockey team, but he signed on to do it anyway. As his life has reminded him on an almost daily basis since, this isn’t the most brilliant idea he’s ever had. And that was before Callum showed up.
Being in the spotlight is just part of being a professional athlete, but Callum needs a break. He arrives in Moncton unannounced, determined to help grow the team he just bought, and under the assumption he’d be welcome. Possibly he should have tried to make a better first impression.
Callum figures he can push through the rest of the summer, never expecting two kids, a host of friends, and his growing feelings for Rupert to derail everything he has ever believed about what he wanted, and what he could have. 


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This book has been on my TBR list for a long time.

Since I am sure a huge hockey fan, I don’t really know why it took me so long to read this one…other than the fact that I am an idiot.

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This is an enemies to lovers story with a broody hockey player and a hot nerd in the mix…how could I have been so stupid!! It was awesome!!

Anyways…I am glad I fixed my mistake…better late than never, right!? 😀

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Rupert is a prim and proper English man. He is a former figure skater and an Earl to boot. Right now though he is the manager of the  Canadian “Ice Cats” hockey team. This isn’t the easiest of jobs for him since his past has made him pretty fearful of big scary dudes…and we all know how big and scary those hockey players can get.

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~Pre-Release Review~Scorpio Hates Virgo (Signs of Love #2) by Anyta Sunday~

 

33308391Title: Scorpio Hates Virgo
Author: Anyta Sunday
Series: Signs of Love #2
Page Count: 245 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Reviewer: ~Vir~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.
Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?
Nobody, that’s who.
Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.
Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. 
Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .
That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past.

“Scorpio Hates Virgo” contains sarcasm, sexual content, a slightly sappy HEA, and an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs…It can be read as a standalone.


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It’s not a secret that I love Anyta Sunday. I am a huge fan.

She gives me that mood and makes me forget the world around.
Her stories make me smile and gives me a silly face all the way while reading them.With Scorpio hates Virgo the experience has been a little bit different though (at least during the first half of the book) so my “Anyta-I-love-you” face, this time has been more subtle more “I-love-you-but-something-is-a-bit-off-here” face. A “yes but no” face. Something like this:

But leave it to Anyta to overtake that little pothole on my way and finally give me what I wanted. Leave it to her to deliver the sexy and cute I craved. Because, after a first half not feeling it, she finally did it and even if not my favorite and, even if I was expecting more (my fault and just myself to blame), this book gave me something, and I finished it loving Percy and Cal and with the peaceful and beautiful feeling Anyta always gives me.

She makes me see the world full of rainbows and unicorns

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