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~Review~Blood Guard (Mission #1) by Megan Erickson~

 

34444705Title: Blood Guard
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Mission #1
Publisher: Loveswept
Page Count: 182 pages
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal/Vampires
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.
Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .
Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.


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I am a big sucker for vampires, so when I saw this baby on Netgalley, I knew I had to read it.

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Tendra is a waitress, who one day after her shift, gets snatched off the street and kidnapped. She is thrown into a world, where all of a sudden vampires are real and she herself is supposed to be  “Sanguivita” ( meal ticket) for the clan’s king, because of her “special” blood.

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Of course, Tendra was quite shocked at first, but evidence suggest, her kidnapper Athen, is not talking out of his ass. 😛 


Apparently, there are different kinds of vampires. Those that only feed with consent, and those that don’t give a damn about the human envolved. Those are the dangerous kind and they are now after Tendra…This is where Athen comes in.He is her Blood Guard and he is supposed to keep her safe and deliver her to the clan’s king… 

…Who is also his brother…

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The two of them go on the run…but being chased by bad vampires isn’t the only problem they are facing…

There is also the little fact of them falling for each other.

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I really enjoyed reading this one and I think it was a promising start to a new series.

I also got a few laughs in, which is always a plus for me.  It was definitely inst-lovey, but for some reason, with PNR books, I don’t care so much.  I also really liked the MC’s. Kendra was pretty badass, though Athan was a bit softer than I expected him to be.

I am very curious about book 2.

An ARC was kindly provided to me via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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~Review~Until Sage (Until Him #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds~

 

26838703Title: Until Sage
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Him #2
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Page Count: 202 pages
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5

 ~Blurb~

Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.


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I love this author and I have read all the books in this series and the other series.

That’s a lot of books and I can honestly say, that I am still not bored with them. All these books have possessive alpha men and a heavy case of insta-love, which I don’t even mind.

That said, this wasn’t my favorite of the series. I enjoyed it…. I just didn’t love it as much as I did all the others.

I gave it 4 stars, but it’s more like 3,5 to me…

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In the previous book, it was made clear that Sage messed up his chance to be with Kim.

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In this book, we find out what exactly happened between the two of them, and how they move forward from there.

For some reason, I expected a bit more on what was going on between them and how things went wrong. Sage messing up, felt a bit rushed over and they were back together in a flash.

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After reuniting, not much else happens, to be honest.

I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop or for things to take a different turn, but they never did.Sure Kim is struggling with some personal stuff and when Sage finally finds out towards the end, they have some falling out…but even that was fixed within a few pages. It also didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Not her keeping her secret and not how he reacted when he found out.

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For me, there just wasn’t enough meat to the story. I liked it, but I expected so much more from these two…especially since we have known them for some time.

It was good…but I expected the best. My bad I guess.

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~Release Day Review~Going in Deep (Billionaire Bad Boys #4) by Carly Phillips~

 

34216074Title: Going in Deep
Author: Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #4
Publisher: CP Publishing
Page Count: 174 pages
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Julian Dane thought he’d hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn’t that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker’s unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less … but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall’s heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

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I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, so I went in kind of blind. Thankfully I could follow the storyline just fine so this can be read as a stand-alone. Going in blind also meant I didn’t have any feelings about the MC’s before starting this book. So even though I know, from the reviews I have read about the other books, that Julian was an ass in the past…for me, he started with a clean slate. 😛

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This is a second chance love story, which I am a huge fan of. 😉

Julian has betrayed Kendall in the past and he broke her heart. Kendall wasn’t in the best place of her life at that time either…she has bi-polar and was a bit messed up herself.

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I was a bit disappointed, that there was so little info about their pasts in this one. I would have liked to read more about their previous relationship and how Kendall felt struggling with her bipolar. This book really focuses on the present though.

Both of them are doing better now and Julian wants to right his mistakes, make amends and apologize to the woman he has wronged. 

Kendall isn’t so accepting at first though…

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Slowly these two get to know each other all over again and grow closer.

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There are some issues, with Kendall’s family not being happy with her relationship with Julian…Even though this book deal with some heavy subjects, such as mental illness and addiction, this book is mostly about becoming the person you were meant to be. Like I said before, there isn’t much about the actual addiction and the struggle with bi-polar because this book starts when both of the MC’s have overcome their struggles.

These two were great together, but they didn’t heal one another. They both came to a point in their lives, where they decided to get their act together…before they reunited. I really appreciated that. They didn’t need to be together, to function…but they wanted to be.

Still, I wished there would have been more information about the time they spend together in the past.

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~Review~Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack #6) by Suzanne Wright~

 

33283628Title: Fierce Obsessions
Author: Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #6
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Page Count: 306 pages
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal, Shifters/Werewolves
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

When raven shifter Riley Porter was given sanctuary by the Phoenix Pack, she let them believe she had left her flock. Reluctant to divulge the secrets of her past, she was still embraced as family. Only Tao Lukas, the protective and passionate Head Enforcer of the pack, was resistant to the enigmatic shifter. Until Riley started to arouse in him something other than suspicion.

Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.

As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.


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As many knows, I don’t read a lot of MF books anymore, since I am very picky about them. I will always read a book written by Suzanne Wright though because she has always been one of my favorite MF authors. I have read almost all her books and I will continue to do so in the future.

What can I say…I am a huge fan!!!

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I have known Tao since he was introduced in book 1 of the Phoenix series. I have always wanted to know more about the Head Enforcer of the Phoenix pack.

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Riley, a raven shifter, has only recently (previous book) moved to the Phoenix pack. She was taken in by the pack because she came with two young shifter children, who were given sanctuary by the pack.

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These didn’t start off on the right foot. Tao strongly distrusts strangers, especially lone shifters and he didn’t want Riley anywhere near his pack. That doesn’t mean he didn’t think she was hot though.

After Riley has spent some time with the pack, Tao slowly starts to trust her and even like her…he was already very attracted to her, so now…

he just needs to make a move…which is exactly what he does.

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Riley loves nothing more than antagonizing Tao. It brings her and her raven much pleasure. She can’t deny being very attracted to the man though…So once the ice is broken and Tao suggests they take things a bit further, Riley figures…why the hell not. It’s not like it’s anything serious…

I really liked Riley. It is always very hard for me to like a heroine, which is why I am such a big fan of this series and the other ones written by this author. She writes about very strong females, who don’t take shit from anyone. Riley was funny and kickass.

“You better hope you are never on fire, Tao, because I’m more likely to relax and pull out some marshmallows than to help you.”

Everyone who has read Suzanne Wright’s books knows that they are extremely HOT. This one was no exception. I was, as usual, blushing my way through this one.

“I’ll fuck you in every way I can have you. And then I’ll do it again and again.”

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There is a whole background story going on, about Riley’s former flock but I don’t want to spoiler the whole book. It’s best to read it for yourself. These books can be read as stand alone’s, though you wouldn’t know all the side characters (and there are plenty) so I would advise reading the whole series. 

You won’t be sorry! 😀

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I myself hope there will be plenty more books in this series and all the others.

No one does shifters, vampires, and demons like Suzanne Wright does. 😛

An ARC was kindly given to me by the author, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.   

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~Review~The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan~

 

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The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan

*****4.5 Stars*****4.5 st 2

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I absolutely love this series.

I mean, it has a hot football player, a feisty heroine, and a “friends to lovers” trope…what’s not to love?? Kristen Callihan is definitely one of my favorite M/F authors.

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I was in love with the two main characters, from the moment they meet, at a photo shoot for a naked calendar!

Finn is the quarterback and even though he loves his “job” and the attention that comes with it…being photographed while naked is not really his thing. These feelings only get worse when he meets the photographer…a feisty little lady with a weirdness name.

So what is a man to do…Right…be a cocky asshole.

“Let me guess, …You’re obsessed with finally finding One-Eyed Willie.”

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Good thing that Chess (Chester Copper) has dealt with cocky assholes before and she is not intimidated by the hot quarterback.

“Make all the dick jokes you want. They won’t save you.”

She is attracted to him though, which throws her off her game a bit because, for one, he isn’t her normal type and for two…

…she is a professional for god’s sake! 😀

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Finn feels the exact same way about Chess. But Finn doesn’t date and Chess is not interested in a hook-up. He doesn’t want to say goodbye to her though, they are so good together and she makes him feel at peace. So he proposes to be friends, which is what they become…

The best of friends…friends that lusting after one another. 😛

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I loved the two of them together. Their banter was so funny, but it was also sweet to see how much they cared about each other.They can’t contain their lusty feelings for too long though…

…and something that started as a great friendship soon becomes so much more.

“You’re my girl and I’m your guy. Fate knows it. Now get with the program” 😀

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These two were absolutely perfect together.

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“Whatever we choose, we’ll do it together. As long as we’re together Chess.”

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~Review~Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennet~

 

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Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett

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This was an ok read, though it didn’t wow me…I did enjoy reading it.

Valentina, a 31-year-old blogger (think Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City)…

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…has had enough of the men in New York city and decides a move to Alaska, where the men seriously outnumber the women, is the way to go.

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I didn’t care for Valentina a lot…which is one of the main reasons this book didn’t wow me. Her writing-experiment is going very well, comparing Alaskan men to New Yorkers.She catches the eyes of many men, but there is one she is really interested in…

…Logan, the police chief.

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These two get to know each other and after some events, they take things a step further. They were pretty hot together and…

Logan had quite the dirty mouth, which is always a plus in my book. 😀

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Of course, things won’t stay perfect for long and there are some miscommunications that mess things up for the two of them.

No worries though….this one does end on a perfect HEA. 😉

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If you are looking for something light, sassy, sexy, funny, you should give this one a try.

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~Review~Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole~

 

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Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5) by Tillie Cole

*****4.5 Stars*****

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I have loved every book in this series and this one was no exception.

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First I want to be clear that these books can not be read as stand-alone novels and they should be read in order. Second, there are a lot of triggers in these books, the author warns for those in the blurb and in the books themselves.

I will try and write a review, but it’s hard. I don’t want to spoiler anything because I think these books should be enjoyed without any spoilers…


This story is about AK and Phebe…we have met both of them in the previous books. 

Phebe is Lila’s sister…

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…and she has been one of the cult’s  Sacred Sisters for a very long time. Her life was never ever easy, but now she is living in a different kind of hell.Phebe has been taken away from New Zion and now serves a new master.

My heart broke for all that she went through.

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AK is the Hangmen’s Sergeant at arms.

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He is an experienced sniper, who is quite broken himself. He remembers Phebe…he remembers her red hair and her freckles..so when the Hangmen plan to retrieve Phebe from her hell…he is the first one to jump.

Question is…will he prepared for what he finds…


Just like all the previous books, there were scenes that made me cry my eyes out…

These two broken souls trying to heal each other…it was simply beautiful.

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Ak is definitely one of my favorite Hangmen…after Ky, of course, I think he will always be my number one.

I also loved catching up with all the other characters….the psycho trio was amazing as always and I loved Flame and how he has grown…


This series is by far, one of the greatest “biker” series out there.

It is dark and gritty, but underneath all of that, there is definitely hope…

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~Review~Manacle by Bella Jewel~

 

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Manacle (MC Sinners Next Generation #3)

by Bella Jewel

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I have read a lot of Bella Jewel’s biker books, but the “Next Generation” is my favorite series so far. Each book features a son or daughter from one of the couples of either the”Jokers Wrath” series or the “Hells Nights” series.

This time around we gets a son and a daughter. It’s Danny and Skye’s turn.

Danny is the son of Spike and Ciara (Hell’s Knights 2). He has grown up around the club and he has been groomed to take over as club president when the time comes. The club is his life and he can’t wait. For him, running the club is a dream come true, it’s who he is.

There is just one other thing Danny really loves…and that’s Skye.

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Skye is Cade and Addy’s daughter (Hell’s Knights 1) She also grew up around the club and she and Danny have been best friends forever. Eventually, their friendship grew into much more and now they have been sleeping together for years, without anyone else knowing.

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Danny is ready for more. He is about to become president of the club and he wants Skye as his old lady. He knows she loves him just as much as he loves her and he doesn’t want to sneak around anymore.

But Skye is about to leave the club…

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Skye doesn’t want what Danny has to offer. She really does love him, but she wants away from the club. The last couple of years have scared the crap out of Skye and she convinced herself, that she wants a safe life outside the club. She doesn’t want to get hurt but more important, she doesn’t want her future children to get hurt, because of club business. She has seen her aunt and her friend get hurt and this is not something she would want for her family. If only she could convince Danny to step down from the club…But he won’t.

“We want two different things, and neither of us is willing to give up on what we love.”

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I have read a lot of reviews before I started this one and a lot of people seemed to dislike the heroine for her choices and for what she did. I, however, didn;t have a lot of problems with the heroine, which is surprising because I am usually very hard on them. I just kinda got where she was coming from. I have read the previous books, what was happening to the daughters of all the members and I could understand why she was scared. Danny also knew she was scared and even though he promised her that he would keep her safe (which is a promise he couldn’t make and couldn’t keep), he also didn’t offer her to step down. So why would she have to be the one to give in. Her heart was breaking just as much as his was….

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So she goes…leaving Danny and the club behind.


Now saying that I understand where Skye was coming from, doesn’t mean that she didn’t make some stupid mistakes that had me frustrated…Especially her wishy-washy behavior drove me up the wall.

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She made up for it though and to be honest, Danny annoyed me a time or two too!!

These two really needed a lot of work getting their shit together, but all in all, this was one of my favorite books by Bella Jewel.


Probably, because there was a lot of club stuff going on and that meant a lot of interactions with all the other MC’s I have come to know and love.

Once they got their shit in order…

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…these two were pretty awesome together and quite hot!

I hope we’ll get more books in this series, because like I said…so far it’s my favorite.

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~Review~Dirty Doctor: A Novella by Whitney G.~

 

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Dirty Doctor (Steamy Coffee Reads #2) by Whitney G.

****3.5 Stars****

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I really enjoyed reading this sexy, light and at times funny novella.

Garret Ashton (nicknamed Dr. D online) is a doctor at a big private practice, which he also own.

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He is hot, cocky and very much single. Even though he normally doesn’t do physical exams anymore….but many patients are willing to wait for an appointment until he has to cover for another Dr. This leads to some very funny scenes…

“I would like you to kindly place your head between my legs and examine my vagina,  Dr. Ashton. Do it now, or else I’ll leave you a really mean and negative, two-star review.”


For however hot Garret is, he hasn’t seen any action lately …the only action he has been getting is online, swapping dirty emails with Jersygirl7.

Now, what’s gonna happen when the girl he has been exchanging dirty emails with, becomes his new resident.

I will tell you what…..some hot dirty action on the exam table !!

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Garret seems to have no problems checking out Natalie’s pussy.

“I’m Dr. Ashton and I’ll be taking care of your pussy today”.

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There is some very nice banter, steamy scenes, and an HEA.

I just wish it was a bit longer, but I always seem to have that problem with novellas. There isn’t much of a plot and we don’t get a chance to get to know the characters very well. Such is the downside of novellas. Still, this was the perfect in between book and if I would have a doctor like that I would definitely play up my hypochondria !!

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~Review~What I Need by J. Daniels~

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What I Need (Alabama Summer #4) by J. Daniels

****3.5 Stars****

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I really love the “Alabama Summer” series and I love all the “Bama” boys. C.J. has been a favorite of mine ever since he was introduced in the other books, so I have been anxiously waiting for his story.

As expected…he was awesome…what a man…sigh.

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CJ, all around sweet guy, cop and best friend of the “Bama” guys and girls.

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Him and Riley share a hot passionate weekend together at Reed and Beth’s wedding. Things don’t turn out as planned, though. Even though CJ is all in….it seems that Riley is not.


Riley is Reed’s 22-year-old sister. She is still in school studying to be a nurse.

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She is living with her douchebag boyfriend, whom she broke up right before the infamous weekend. She is really attracted to CJ and she really enjoyed the time she and CJ spend together. However, when she gets back home…turns out that she and her ex are not as broken up as she thought. She figures that after all the time they have been together and how much she loves him, she needs to give their relationship another chance. So she asks CJ to keep his mouth shut about what happened but she also still wants to be his friend…

...so this is what they will be from now on…just friends.

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However awesome CJ was…I just didn’t feel the same about Riley. 

She got on my nerves more than once. She pissed me off right off the bat, by going back to her douchebag boyfriend who treats her like shit. Also, her even asking to be friends with CJ after what happened and telling him not to let their secret slip…..

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Anyways….turns out her douche boyfriend is even more of a douche than everyone thought (well everyone except for Riley) and an accident happens, which leaves CJ  hurt and in need of care.After setting said douchebag aside (like she should have done in the first place), Riley agrees with CJ,  when he offers her a new place to stay if she will help him, while he is healing.

They start with their new friendship, which soon leads to more. How could it not…

….with all that sexual tension floating around the two of them.

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It isn’t long before these two are burning up the sheets. They are both committed to one another this time and their feelings keep growing and growing. Problem is…Riley is not ready to come clean with her brother yet…

I really wanted to jump into my Ipad shake her ass !!

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To be fair though….CJ is keeping a little secret of his own.


I will be totally honest and say that this heroine is definitely not my favorite in this series. The hero, however, is awesome and for me CJ totally rocked. I could understand Riley having some insecurities because of her age and lack of experience, but come on…grow a spine already.

The steam was great though…these two really rocked the bed…and other surfaces.

CJ also had quite a mouth on him 😉

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It’s not my favorite in this series…that spot still belongs to Reed and Beth…

…but I still enjoyed this story very much. I can’t wait to read about Jake’s story, which is next. Now he sounds like a very interesting character.

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~Review~ Twist by Kylie Scott

 

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Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

****4 Stars****

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Ever since reading the first book in the “Stage Dive” series, I have been a huge fan of Kylie Scott.

I loved all books in that series and so when the “Dive Bar” series came out, I jumped right into that one too. I really liked the first book in this series, so when I received an ARC for book 2, it made my day.  🙂

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I have to say that I liked this book a bit more than book 1. Reason being… the heroine.   She was extremely funny and sarcastic…and I just love some me good sarcasm…

This book is about Joe and Alex….and no, Alex is not a guy….sorry guys. 😛

Joe is a sexy lumbersexual, working as a bartender at “Dive Bar”. He also helps his father in his carpentry business. Joe has a beard….Bearded men usually don’t do it for me….at all. However, the reference to “Thor” kind of got to me, so I figured I could work with it.  😉

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Joe has been snooping in his brother Erik’s online dating account and it was there, that he met the lovely Alex.


Alex is a graphic designer, who works mostly from home.

She doesn’t have many friends, just one really because she is a bit socially awkward. She doesn’t do relationships either. One night stands are really all that she is after, but after emailing back and forth with her new online buddy, she starts reconsidering. Finally, she picks up the courage, to go meet the man face to face.

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These two don’t really start off on the right foot. It did make for some hilarious scenes, though.

I loved snarky Alex !!

“Lumbersexuals were clearly the worst. Truth was, I’d never been especially into beards.  At best, I’d been indifferent. Now, however, I outright despised them. Horrible hairy frames for lying lips and duplicitous tongues, that’s what they were. Loathsome whiskery bastards. Burn them all in a fire”.

This girl was funny as hell !!


I also really liked Joe. He was very sweet, charming and sexy, though, at the end, he pissed me off something fierce !!

Still…these two made an awesome couple.

They were funny together, their banter was great and the steam was HOT !!

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I am very curious to see who is gonna be next in this series. I myself hope it’s Erik’s turn to fall flat on his face. That guy needs a good kick in the nuts by the right girl !!

Even though I really liked this book and I laughed my ass off…

Mal and Jimmy from “Stage Dive” will always be my favorites…..though you never know.

 

An ARC was kindly provided to me, by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

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~Review~ Lost Rider by Harper Sloan~

 

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Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

****4Stars****

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I have a very deep love for cowboys, so when I was given the chance of reviewing a “cowboy” book, by one of my favorite authors…I jumped on it !!

You know what they say….and I totally agree !!

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“Lost Rider” is the first book in this new series by Haper Sloan.

It was very different, from all the other books I have read by her (which are a lot), though one thing has not changed…. the delicious alpha hero.  😉

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The beginning of this books has some flashbacks to the past when Maverick and Leighton were much younger. Leighton has always had a huge crush on her best friends older brother.

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Maverick had a really hard time growing up.

His father was an absolute asshole and the only thing that kept Maverick going were his dreams of bull riding…and Leighton. He knows he can’t stay…he is slowly dying inside. He knows she has a big crush on him and he knows that she would follow him to the end of the world if need be…So he does the only thing he can think of. He breaks her 16-year-old heart into little pieces and goes off to chase his dreams.

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Fast forward 10 years and Maverick is forced to come home again.

His bull riding career has come to a screeching halt and his siblings need him because their father has died. Coming home also means…

…Coming face to face with the one girl he never wanted to leave…

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Leighton was crushed when Maverick broke her heart and left…

But she has since grown up and made a life for herself. Maverick still owns a piece of her heart though and she doesn’t know if that will ever change. Now Maverick has come back and he has made it very clear he wants her and he intends to never let her go.

But how will she ever trust him again...

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This was a very low on angst, second chance story.

Not only a second chance on love but a second chance on family and life. I enjoyed reading it, though I would have enjoyed it more if there would have been a bit more angst. I also would have preferred a bit more dialogue. The MC’s spend a lot of time in their heads…

I liked Maverick and Leighton, though Leighton did annoy me at times. I know what Maverick did to her when she was 16, was extremely shitty, but in my opinion, him leaving was a necessity. Not everything was about her, though for some reason, she made it out to be. Thankfully she was also funny as hell, so that made up for her annoying parts.

As for Maverick…yeah he was a major asshole in the beginning. But what can I say…I like assholes and he did try very hard to redeem himself. He was also a major dirty talker, which get’s me all the time.  😉

The steam in this book was delicious…

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“I was lost once. A Rider without the ability to do what he loved. I came home even though it was the last place I thought I wanted to be, and in the process not only did I find myself again, but I also found that my reason for livin’ didn’t have shit to do with ridin’. ” 

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I do have to say that “Corps Security” and especially “Hope Town” are still my favorite series by this author, though. I don’t think anything will change that. Still, this was a very sweet, low on angst and high on love “second chance” story. I am definitely reading the next book !!

An arc was kindle provided to me by the author, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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~Review~ Kept from You by Nashoda Rose~

 

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Kept from You (Tear Asunder #4) by Nashoda Rose

*****4.5 Stars*****


I am seriously in love with this series and I have been waiting (not so patiently) for Kite’s story.

This is the fourth book in the series and I think it could be read as a stand alone. Why anyone would actually want to do that, is beyond me, though, because all the books in this series are awesome. So my advice…start at the beginning.  😉

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Kite (Killian) is the drummer for the famous band “Tear Asunder”.

In the previous books, he always came across as kind of a badass, who was into kinky sex like BDSM. Things aren’t always as they seem, though….

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This book starts with Kite and Savvy still in high school getting to know each other.

They both have a hard time growing up. Kite especially is very angry and he has a right to be. He might be a bad boy with a bad boy attitude, but he tries to use his anger for good. That means fighting bullies and drug suppliers. Still…everyone knows not to mess with Kite. Savvy (15) is the kind of person that sees the good in everyone, especially in bad boy Kite. She might be a bit scared, but she can’t help but feel drawn to him.

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These two form a strong bond, however, short they’re the time they spend together is. A bond that is sealed with a kiss, when circumstances force them to say goodbye

Fast forward 11 years and they come face to face once again, this time because Savvy has run out of options and she needs a favor….


They never got over that magical kiss and this time, Kite won’t let her go…

I don’t want to go into the plot any deeper than this. Of course, there is much much more, but that would spoiler the story and like all the books in this series….this one should be read without spoilers.

I will tell you, however, that Kite is quite the dirty talker. 

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I had to fan myself more than once.  😉


I really enjoyed Kite and Savvy’s story.

She was so sweet and forgiving, while he was also so sweet, yet still angry. I think they were the perfect Ying and Yang. I am not gonna lie, though. Haven and Crisis (book 3)  are still my absolute favorite couple in this series. I would also suggest to everyone to read the “Unyielding” series, which is a spin-off of this series !!

Can’t wait for the next book in this series….which will be Trevor’s !!!

An ARC was kindly provided to me by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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~Review~Beyond What is Given by Rebecca Yarros

 

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Beyond What is Given (Flight & Glory #3) by Rebecca Yarros

*****4.5 Stars*****

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Looks like I’m on a Rebecca Yarros streak right now…

…and this book, like the others I have read by this author, didn’t disappoint !! The angst killed me a little, but what can I say…I love torturing myself a bit 😉

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Samantha has left her life in Colorado, because of a major fuck-up and now she is trying to make a fresh start in Alabama.

Her friends Josh and Jagger (book 1 /2) offered her a place to live, with them and another guy. She is also trying her hardest to get into another college, which is proving to be a bitch.

But Sam is nothing if not determined and she isn’t ready to give up.

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Grayson is a bit of loner.

He is friends with his roommates Josh and Jagger but their friendship doesn’t go very deep because Grayson doesn’t give away much of himself. He puts all his time into his studying because he really wants to graduate top of his flight class. He comes off as a bit cold. But Grayson is carrying some heavy secrets himself and maybe the right person will be able to tone his broody demeanor.

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When Grayson and Sam meet, he is struck speechless, because he was expecting Sam to be a guy.He also wasn’t expecting the shimmer of lust going through his body, while looking at her. He knows he shouldn’t go there, he knows the best thing would be to ignore his feelings.

But neither of them can ignore the sparks that fly between them for long…

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One by one, secrets get revealed and while Grayson and Sam fall deeper and deeper for each other….something unimaginable happens….My heart freaking broke !!


Sam was such a great heroine and yes she may have been fooled a bit in her past…

…but as far as I was concerned, she really didn’t do anything wrong. She was so sweet and caring and funny and I felt like shit, right along with her.

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This book also had one of, the most hated characters in it, I think.

Usually, the sisters are the good ones and in this case, there sure were some of them, but Grayson’s sister Parker wasn’t one of them. I wanted to smash her face in so bad !!

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Grayson’s father was also a major asshole !!! Thankfully Grayson had a mind of his own, and he isn’t afraid of fighting for what he wants 🙂

“This is not a temporary thing between us. There is no deadline. I. Am. Always. Yours. ….So go ahead and fall. I’ve gotten really good at catching you”. 

This book put me through the wringer, but I loved every single second of it !! I can’t wait to read more by this author. I am definitely on a winning streak here !!

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~Review~ Nova by Rebecca Yarros

 

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Nova (The Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros

*****4,5 Stars*****

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I absolutely loved this “second chance” romance.

The only problem I had, was that I jumped straight into it, skipping book 1. I think that if you want to enjoy this story to the fullest, you should read book 1 first. Because I didn’t, the beginning was pretty confusing to me, which was totally my fault and not the author. Thankfully things started falling into place more and more, the further I got.

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Landon “Nova” is a Professional daredevil, specialized in snowboarding.

He is also a 4 times X-Games medalist.Him and some fellow adrenaline junkies are part of a team, they call “The Renegades”.

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For 9 months, he and his teammates, along with a bunch of other people, are on a “Study at Sea” cruise.

The Renegades are also filming a documentary, capturing their stunts and their life at sea. Landon is a real casanova, fucking around with everything that moves. He is doing this because he is lost and inside there is a big black empty hole, where the love of his life used to be. They call her “the curse”. But he is the one that has been cursed, ever since he left her behind.

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Rachel is a beautiful, sweet and feisty girl. She’s is also quite broken.

She was happy in love with her soulmate once, that is until he shattered her heart into a million pieces.

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After some trickery, from another “Renegades” team-member, the both of them are stuck on the same cruise ship for the next 6 months. They will have to come face to face and confront their pasts.


They never got over one another.

But where Landon wants to make amends and get back the girl he still loves so much, she just wants him to fuck off.

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Damn, but I loved Rachel. Now, this girl knew how to stand up for herself !!

I love a good grovel and this book gave me plenty !! She made him work his ass off to get back in her good graces. And Landon…he made some shitty mistakes, but he never once gave up and he was willing to do anything to get her forgiveness and love.

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I really thing these two belonged together and I ended this book with a huge smile on my face.

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Now I will just need to go back and read book 1. I’m also very curious about the next book in this series.
This was definitely one of the best “second chance” romances I have ever read.

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