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Review: Ruthless King by Meghan March (10/15/2017)

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Ruthless King by Meghan March ~ 4.5 Stars

Ruthless King is the first of three of The Mount Trilogy, so obviously this book ends with a cliffhanger but the good news is book two and three will be released very soon (Fall of this year).  The cliffhanger though had my mouth gaped open :0)

The Ruthless King aka Lachlan Mount is just that RUTHLESS.  He owns New Orleans.  Everyone is either at his beck and call or disappears.  That goes for all his business people as well as his women.  Keira is running a distillery, a family whiskey business.  Keira is recently widowed – but she is not losing any sleep over it.  In fact, she would kill him herself again if she had the chance.  Keira was shocked to find out her dead husband left her 500K short – this debt goes to none other than the Ruthless King himself.  Mount did not wait long to collect and he wants Keira in a form of payment!!! Ding, ding, ding… Knowing Mount’s reputation, what would Keira do?  Pay up, run, or give herself to the most powerful, heartless King of New Orleans?

Geez, this book is HOT and EROTIC.  Mount is an enigma.  He is all alpha, cold and mysterious.  We don’t quite know yet the real Mount; but we do know he is mouthwatering sexy, dominant, pleasure giving so far and Keira can’t help but beg for more.  Keira is a strong woman.  Since her husband death she is down but not out.  She is determined to keep her family business alive.  Mount can take her body but not her business.  The feisty Keira will not go down without a fight.  I enjoyed the banters between Keira and Mount.  She is stubborn as hell and doesn’t know how to shut up with Mount which drives him insane because no one ever defies him.  This book is told mostly in Keira’s POV and I wish for more of Mount’s POV.  I want to know what is in his mysterious head and what he thinks of Keira.  We have not gotten to the nitty and giddy of the plot yet.  So far, we are introduced to the main characters and the sizzling lust that followed.  There is an amazing chemistry and passion but I would not say there is romance yet because Keira despises Mount.  She hates that Mount can control her body, her desires, her mind but at the same time she can’t help but beg for more.  Ruthless King is Gritty, Dark, Addicting.  I can’t wait for the rest of the Trilogy that will ensure drama, suspense, sex, romance, and more.

 

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Drive: DRIVE by Kate Stewart. (10/12/2017)

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Holy God! Just devoured this book in one sitting into the wee morning hours and it is phenomenal. EPIC.  I was crying, laughing out loud, swooning and losing my damn mind.  I was complete enthralled.  I will say this – DRIVE is Kate’s best work!!!

My review won’t do this book justice.  It’s too simple and Kate is anything but simple so please trust me and read this one.  Her writing is exquisite.

First half – Meet Reid, a drummer in a band called Dead Sergeants — A small time 4-men group performing around Austin hoping for a big break.  Reid is a starving artist, waitressing on the side trying to make ends meet, supporting a couple of deadbeat’s parents, and all the while fighting his own demons.

Stella – fresh off a bad breakup, jobless, heart broken.  She is crashing on her sister Paige’s couch for the summer and planning on attending UT to become a music journalist.  Stella and Reid spent a lot of time together, working, talking music and started a whirlwind romance.  Unfortunately, it was short lived.  Stella is Reid’s biggest fan.  She always believed Dead Sergeants will make it big someday.  But success doesn’t happen overnight. There is this thing called life that kept nagging on their heels.  Desperate and broke, Reid finally hit rock bottom.  He quit the band, skipped town and took half of Stella’s heart with him.

Part two – Meet Nate – the young, sexy, confident owner of Austin Speak.  Stella wanted a job reporting for the Austin Speak but Nate could not afford her.  A few months later, Kate finally won Nate over.  Nate is the definition of a perfect hero.  Features aside, he has a beautiful heart.  He is caring, protective, devoted, patient and kind.  I can’t find a single fault in him. He worships the ground Stella walks on and they fall madly in love.  For the first time since Reid, Stella is happy and whole.  Life is as it should be.  But not so fast …

Some time has passed and Reid rejoins the band.  Thanks to Stella’s earlier article showcasing Dead Sergeants, the band got noticed by scouts and signed.  At last, the boys are well on their way to stardom.  Reid has been to hell and back.  He is a new man who believes he deserves a second chance with Stella, and he will stop at nothing to win her back.  Reid reminds Stella of her own passion and dreams for her career and who she wants to become.  Most important, he reminds her of her first true love and the man who has done everything to deserve that love in return.

Who would she choose? — Good God! My heart breaks for all of them Stella, Nate and Reid.  There is really no safe or easy choice is there? It’s a love triangle and someone is bound to come out shattered in pieces.  Let me clarify though that there is NO cheating here.  Yes, there were a couple of passionate kisses but I think that part was all in the name of love and rock n roll.  I assure you there is no bed hopping, so no controversy there.  Although, did I mention ALL the bedding, sex scenes are nothing short of spectacular?  Man! I’m still sweating and bothered – these men are panty-dropping hot and sure know their way around the sack. Holly shit! They really went at it like men possessed – SEXY, SIZZLING, PASSIONATE.  There are also a lot of hilarious and laugh out loud moments.

The characters in this book are superb – every single one of them including all the side characters.  I adore Nate – a perfect gentleman, my hero.  Reid – flawed, broken spirits, tortured soul, full of demons but overcame adversity through determination and hard work.  I love him.  Can you love two men? Why yes! You can!!!!  You just have to read and see …

Stella – my sweet adorable heroine.  She won my heart over.  I admire her intelligence, her tenacity, her loyalty, and her heart.  I can’t say enough about all the side characters.  Paige and Neil, Ben and Lexi – I would love a story on them.  I’m not above begging here.  Honestly, after this book I’m begging for more.

This book provokes so many emotions. I laughed, I cried but mostly I hurt for the character’s life hardships and the difficult choices they made. Life just got real in this book people.  Drive is an epic love story – A poignant, heart-wrenching, gorgeous rock star/second chance romance but it so much more than that.  It’s about the difficult choices and the sacrifices you make for the ones you love.  It’s about true friendship, families (good or bad), self-discovery and the struggles / the growing pains young adults face daily.  Drive is the epitome of love, sacrifice and strength.

I’ll say it again! Drive is Kate’s best work.  An absolute must read for music fans, rockstar/second chance romance suckers, and all romance book enthusiasts out there.

PS: Kate must be a music enthusiast – the amount of music and band knowledge is astounding and paramount in this story because music is part of who Stella is. It is part of ALL of them – they live and breathe music.  The playlist – phenomenal!

 

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Review: Dirty Little Promise (Forbidden Desires #2) by Kendall Ryan (10/9/2017)

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“The story of our love is only beginning.  It’s time to write our own happy ending.”

 Wowie! What an ending to an amazing duet.  Totally mind-blowing and incredible story of true love.  This story is a proof that the heart wants what it wants and there isn’t anything you can do about it.  This is not a standalone – Dirty Little Secret precede this book and you don’t want to miss it.  Emma is a sweet, innocent librarian who tumble upon a couple of powerful brothers who own a high-end escort service.  Emma has a curious side so she took the job supposedly accompany the brother to events; but little did Emma knows she is way over her head when both brother Gavin and Cooper want her for their own.  Who would she choose at the end? You have to read this one to find out.

“I am looking for someone to give me some of the love I never got.  But my bother? He wants to punish women for the love he never had.”

 The two heroes could be more different and I love them both.  Gavin is brooding, cold, dominant, mysterious, full of secrets – an enigma.  You will find there is a bit more secret and drama discovered surrounding Gavin’s ex-girlfriend.  This part had me on the edge of my seat with suspense.  Cooper on the other is warm, kind, sweet, someone who will take care and love Emma for the rest of his life – a safe choice.  Is that what Emma wants?

I couldn’t help but drawn to Gavin – he is flawed and broken but deep down he has a swoony side.  Gavin and Emma’s relationship is turbulence, consuming and passionate.  There is no denying the overwhelming the attraction they have for each other.  They are different but opposite attracts and in a way I think Emma is exactly what Gavin needs.  She tames the beast.  I feel that in this second book Gavin really shines.  I adore Cooper – nothing not to love about this guy, a sweet soul.  My heart hurt for him through and I sure hope there is a future story of Cooper.  Now, the third bother Quinn is the most responsible and solid out of all three.  He is the anchor to keep the three brothers as well as their company together.  I would love to hear more about him.

I enjoyed everything about this book – interesting plot, the characters, and the steamy love story.  Devoured in one sitting.  I cannot wait for Cooper and possible Quinn stories.

“I love you a million billion.”

 

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Review: Most of All You by Mia Sheridan. (10/8/2017)

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Holy Moly! Just finished Most of All You and I don’t think I have a single tear left. Every time I pick up one of Mia’s books, I know I’m in for an emotional roller coaster ride. This one is no exception – You will need to stock on tissues.

“A broken woman …”
“A man in need of help …”
“Only love can mend a shattered heart …”

This above is all you really need to know going in. I know the blurb does not give away much in term of the main plot and I think it should stay that way. Honestly, you will enjoy the journey and the experience far better than seeking out any spoilers. The unique and complex plot, the deeply broken characters, their tragic pasts, and the circumstances in which they found each other are just heart-breaking. Don’t expect any sunshine and rainbow! The hero and heroine are survivors and phenomenal human beings. I admire the characters’ strength and the risks they took to help each other mend, knowing how difficult it is to relive your own tortuous past. Most of All You is a masterpiece – poignant, stunning, emotional story of tragedy, survival, healing, love, peace, and second chance at life.

Mia’s writing is simply exquisite – it really does not get any better than this. Her words cut you deep and there is no hiding from the gut wrenching hurts and sorrows you will feel for these characters. ONE OF THE BEST THIS YEAR!

You don’t need stars rating to pick up this book – it’s infinite!

ABSOLUTE MUST READ!

 

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Review: Show Me the Way (Fight for Me #1) by A.L. Jackson (10/3/2017)

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WHOA!!! A.L. Jackson had me at the prologue.  I was immediately intrigued by the heroine’s circumstances and what makes her decide to hightail it out of town.  She stays out for over a decade until her grandmother passes away that she makes her way back to Alabama for the first time.  The two main characters in this book are a bit flawed, broken, and hurt from the people they trust the most.  Rynna is gorgeous, sweet and caring.  She grew up with her grandmother.  They were seemingly close so why did she run away, and why did she decide to move back for good? This secret will reveal as the story unfolds.  Rex is a single dad who lives next door to Rynna’s grandmother with his daughter.  Rex is all brooding, cold and straight up rude but he too has a painful past that makes him shy away from attaching to people, least of all the beautiful, tempting new neighbor.  That does not mean Rex can ignore the sizzling chemistry, the heat, and attraction between them though.  Rex is fascinated by his neighbor but he does not want to take a chance and is afraid of getting hurt.  Rynna is determined to break down his wall piece by piece.  It won’t be an easy task –  there are plenty of ups and downs and twisty turns.  I love that their story is an emotional, intense, angsty one.  I am a sucker for this kind of romance because it made the ending much more satisfying.

Show me the way is a fantastic romance and more.  It’s a second chance for both Rynna and Rex –  a touching, heartwarming, emotional journey to find love and happiness.  After all the heartache and betrayal, they both deserve it.  As I said in the past, I love stories with little people, whether single mom or single dad.  Rex’s little princess Frankie is absolutely adorable.  I love the way she interacts with Rynna and Rex – sweet, cute, lighthearted, fun — put a smile on my face.  Also, let’s not forget the fantastic, sexy, swoony, panty dropping, delicious love making and the slow burn romance.  Loved every minute of the story!!!!

Any fans of A.L. Jackson know that her writing is nothing short of spectacular – it’s poetic, lyrical, and breathtaking really.  She has a way of storytelling that is all consuming, addicting, and unputdownable.  Show Me The Way is a masterpiece, an outstanding beginning to The Fight For Me series!

 

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Review: The Bourbon Sins (Bourbon 1) by Meghan Quinn (10/3/2017)

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Whoa whoa whoa!  I am used to Meghan Quinn’s romantic comedy so this is quite a nice surprise – different, erotic, naughty, and definitely mouthwateringly sexy.

The Bourbon Sins is the first book of the Bourbon series of four books.  Jett is a powerful man.  He owns the most exclusive gentlemans club in New Orleans.  Each of the women is handpicked by the owner himself to be a “Jett girl”.  Jett is mysterious, sexy, and brooding but has a heart of gold.  His mission is to help the girls who are destitute, providing them with a job, food, logging and even free education.  All he asks in return is that they “submit to him” at any time but only with their consent.  Jett has been burned in the past so this time around he does not fancy a relationship or love.  He is only in for a good time with no strings attached.

“But see, that’s the thing about this city; you might think that under the dazzling lights and illusion of salvation, she’s the one that needed saving.
When the glitter fades and the dirt is washed away, the one worth saving just might be me.”

 Goldie is at the end of her rope – working at a lowly night club with a nasty boss, barely making ends meet.  Goldie caught Jett’s eyes the first time when she was found sitting on Jett’s mothers tomb stone in a cemetery.  Jett was intrigued by the beauty, curvy, sweet faced girl and he was determined to make Goldie one of his Jett girls.  Jett is in for a surprise though because Goldie is anything but submissive.  She has no brain to mouth filter and is not afraid of challenging her sexy boss.  Goldie is driving Jett nuts but in a way, that’s what Jett loves about Goldie – her spirit, her sassiness, and her cheerful way of going about life.  Goldie is pretty adorable.  I think she was starting to go down a dark path but Jett saved her.  Goldie wears her heart on her sleeve and she is not afraid to let her feelings known.  Will Jett be able to return her affection or is his heart too broken to ever love another?

This book is pretty fun, sizzling hot, with a light-hearted plot.  There is a third character Kace who is Goldie’s immediate boss.  Kace has some kind of secret crush on Goldie which complicates the relationship he has with Jett.  He is an important character, sweet, caring and a little mysterious – I feel like there should be more to him…maybe book 2?  There is also a little drama with Jett’s deadbeat dad and Goldie’s ex-bed buddy which makes the plot more interesting and dramatic.

Over all, this is a nice introduction to a very sexy new series.  I didn’t expect this kind of genre from Meghan and I am intrigued to see what comes next.  I was thoroughly entertained.

 

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BOURBON SINS

On the streets of New Orleans, sins are committed every night.

My name is Jett Colby and I save tarnished souls.

In the downtown, under the glittery lights of Bourbon Street, I found her in cheap lingerie, flaunting her body for callous men and money.

From the lace of her cheap lingerie, to her garter belt, I knew she had to be saved.

She had to be mine.

Broke and destitute with no way of out, she had no choice but to come to me and into my club.

She had no other choice but to become a Jett Girl.

But see, that’s the thing about this city; you might think that under the dazzling lights and illusion of salvation, she’s the one that needed saving.

When the glitter fades and the dirt is washed away, the one worth saving just might be me.

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BOURBON DECEIT

The walls of my club hold many secrets. Depravity. Sin. Justice.

Come in; debauchery can be yours for the cost of a lap dance and a night of pleasure.

And I own every last part of it.

But she’s my weakness, and thankfully she followed me through the insolvent streets of New Orleans, giving me her loyalty and her heart.

My desire for her dominates my every thought, but my broken past could destroy us.

There are people trying to bring me down.

Two malicious men stand in the way of what I want: to own it all.

It’s either Lot 17 or Goldie, my Jett Girl.

I have to make a choice and for once, it won’t be easy.

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BOURBON KINGDOM

Under the neon lights of Bourbon, money is everything.

Justice, faith, and power. They’re the key to my empire and she holds them all in the palm of her hand. Falling for her was a mistake; she stole my heart and consumed me. I was addicted, and she left me weak and vulnerable to my enemies.

They’re everywhere.

Now she’s gone, turning to my enemy’s business partner; the man I’ve hated my entire life. She said she’s protecting me. She said it won’t be forever.

But how can I believe her?

Lies, deceit and deception. They’re the sins driving us apart.

In a city that never sleeps—in a place where scandal hides behind every dark corner, my Jett girl might never be mine again.

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BOURBON TRUTHS

Every choice you make in life comes with a consequence.

I was once on top, I was the professional boxer to be afraid of. I had everything I could possibly hope for. I was happy, satisfied, content . . . until one night.

One off day.

One wrong reaction.

I killed a man. The sound, the blood, the stagnant air, it’s forever imprinted in my mind and now dictates the way I live my life.

Desolate with nothing but my penance to pay, I didn’t expect to have my world flipped upside down when Lyla seductively strutted into my life.

I want her. I need her. I crave her.

But I don’t deserve her.

People like to celebrate the day they were born, I like to celebrate the day my soul died.

This is my story of repentance.

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Review: Show Me the Way (Fight for Me #1) by A.L. Jackson (10/1/2017)

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5 emotional stars!!!

“My spirit roared.

A thunder of grief and torrent of love. 

I want to sing it.  Sing it for him.  For this man who’d lost so much and deserved every good thing the world had to give…”

 

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 Holly Molly!!! A.L. Jackson had me at the prologue.  What’s an introduction!  I was immediately intrigued by the heroine’s circumstances and what was the secret that makes her decide to hightail it out of town.  She stays out of Alabama for over a decade until her grandmother passes away.  The two main characters in this book are a bit flawed, broken, and hurt from the people they trust the most.  Rynna is gorgeous, sweet and caring.  She grew up with her grandmother.  They were close knit so why did she run away? and why did she decide to move back for good? This secret will reveal itself as the story unfolds.  Rex is a single dad who lives next door to Rynna’s grandmother with his daughter.  Rex is all brooding, cold and straight up rude but he too has a painful past that makes him shy away from attaching to people, least of all the beautiful, tempting new neighbor.  That does not mean Rex can ignore the sizzling chemistry, the heat, and the attraction between them though.  Rex is fascinated by his new neighbor but he does not want to take a chance and is afraid of getting hurt.  He carries a chip on his shoulder and until he can forgive himself he will think he does not deserve happiness.  Rynna is persistent though; she is determined to break down his walls piece by piece.  It won’t be an easy task –  there are plenty of ups and downs and twisty turns.  I love that their story is an emotional, intense, angsty one.  I am a sucker for this kind of romance because it makes the ending much more satisfying.

“There was no question we’d both been hurt.  Beaten down and broken in life’s own cruel ways.  I wanted to reach out and discover his wounds.  Maybe let him discover mine.”

Show me the way is a fantastic romance and more.  It’s a second chance for both Rynna and Rex –  a touching, heartwarming, emotional journey to find love and happiness.  After all the heartache and betrayal, they both deserve it.  As I said in the past, I love stories with little people, whether a single mom or a single dad.  Rex’s little princess Frankie is absolutely adorable.  I love the way she interacts with Rynna and Rex – sweet, cute, lighthearted, fun — put a smile on my face.  Also, let’s not forget the fantastic, sexy, swoony, panty dropping, delicious love making and the slow burn romance between Rex and Rynna.  Loved every minute of this story!!!!

“And you … you make me feel like I’ve finally found my reality.  Like I finally figured out exactly where I’m supposed to be.”

 Any fans of A.L. Jackson know that her writing is nothing short of spectacular – it’s poetic, lyrical, and breathtaking really.  She has a way of storytelling that is all consuming, addicting, and unputdownable.  Show Me the Way is an outstanding beginning to The Fight for Me series!  Cannot wait for more to come …

 

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Review: Unloved by Katy Regnery. (10/1/2017)

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This book deserved all the stars …

 

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“Who told you that you had to stay unloved?”

Holy cracker!!! What the heck did I just read??? There is no way I am going to spoil this book for you because trust me you will be knocked on your a** right about 70% through the book.  You have to read it and experience it for yourself.  Just when I thought I was at the end of the tunnel, my HEA is within grasp … WRONG.  I am pretty sure my heart stopped a beat from the shock of how Cassidy’s identity unfolds.  Totally mind blowing.  OMG! That was wicked mean Katy.

Cassidy and Brynn + a humongous twist + one EPIC love story.

The hero is Cassidy Porter who’s father was executed for the murder of twelve innocent girls.  Cassidy was only a little boy then.  Everywhere he goes a black cloud follows him, his innocent childhood ripped apart.  No one wants to be associated with a serial killer’s son.  Eventually Cassidy’s mother moves them to his grandfather’s cabin at the base of Katahdin mountain.  Cassidy vows to live a quiet life, off grid, and away from any human interactions fearing that history will repeat itself.

“Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…

Unloved.”

The heroine Brynn leads a sad life.  She lost her fiancé from an accident and never quite recovered from the grief and pain.  Two years later, Brynn accidentally finds an item belonging to her late fiancé.  She decides that it is a sign, a permission to move on with her life but first she will say her final goodbye to him atop Katahdin mountain.  I won’t tell you much of what happens on that hike because it is a big twist to the plot but I will say she gets herself in trouble.

“There are no guarantees. Only a monster would gamble someone else’s life when the possibility of a tragic outcome is so much higher than average.”

Cassidy grew up on this mountain.  As fate has it he stumbles upon Brynn’s injured body.  Despite Cassidy’s promise to never interact with humans, his conscience could not allow him to leave Brynn’s dying body behind.  So, Cassidy recues Brynn and cares for her for nearly a month while she is healing.  Cassidy becomes the nurse, the doctor, the care giver, her protector and everything in between while Brynn slowly recovers.  When Brynn finally comes to, she is intrigued by who Cassidy is and why he chooses such a secluded life.  They become friends and eventually feelings deepened.  Brynn wants so much to love Cassidy, to make him happy and to show him the world but Cassidy knows better than to get involved with a woman.  He fears he might lose control of himself and hurt her emotionally or physically.  About that twist, who is the real Cassidy?  An outcast, a son of a serial killer, a troubled young man or a gentle giant?  He is one big mystery until the end when Brynn finally discovers his secrets and the truth about his dark past.  Yes, Cassidy saved Brynn’s life and nursed her back from a near death experience but alas she saves his life.  How? You have to read and see.

I have to warn you a tiny part of the book almost made me want to vomit.  I love animals and that one part (which btw is important for the character) I could hardly stomach.  Yikes.

“Should my methylate levels change over time, the wrong gene could be turned on and I could become a serial killer. I have no way to know and no way to prevent such an outcome.” — This story spikes my curiosity on genetics.  Jesus, are all the chromosomes and how they pass on through generations true?  How do we break that pattern?  I admit some part of this book made my hair stands on end.

I love Katy’s stories and I swear this woman can write ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING and they are ALL UNIQUE.  Unloved is an epic love story between two people who are lost and broken spirits.  Their love story is not roses and sunshine – It’s beautiful but heart-wrenching, gritty, dark.  The hero is troubled and tormented but there is much more to him.  He is a quiet protector, caring and thoughtful — a gentle hero who is so different from the alpha sexy hero I usually read, it’s refreshing.  I also adore the heroine.  She has a beautiful soul.  Before meeting Cassidy, she is a shell of a person but Cassidy brings out the best in her.  Brynn is caring, giving and will put Cassidy’s happiness before her even if she has to potentially leave her life behind.  Their relationship is a perfect definition of true love – affectionate, emotional, genuine and unconditional.  Please stock up on tissues – you will need it!!!!

“I love her.

I will love her until the sky falls.

Until the sun and the moon fail to rise.

Until Katahdin crumbles.

I will love her forever.”

Whether you are a fan of Katy or not, her remarkable books speak for themselves.  Every single one of them is unique and graced with gorgeous writing and an outstanding storyline that will leave a mark long before the last page. That my friend is true talent!!!

“You are, and will forever be, my life’s greatest treasure, and I will be loving you on the day I die, Brynn Cadogan.”

 

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Review: SCANDALOUS by LJ Shen. (9/26/2017)

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Whoa! This book is scandalous alright! The heroine is barely of legal age and the hero is thirty-three.  They are definitely an unconventional pair.  I am going to be honest, I had a hard time accepting the age difference at first.  She is pretty much a teenager, but in the end, I think that is the whole point of the story – people are flawed, different.  No one is perfect.  Life is not perfect.

Edie’s father and Trent are business partners.  Edie just graduated and her father thinks she needs a dose of reality.  Edie is forced to work with her father’s company being the “office b*tch”, servicing everyone with whatever they need.  Edie and her father don’t get along but he has a big hold on her in the form of her mother and Theo, so Edie is always at his beck and call.  The first-time Trent laid eyes on Edie was at a barbecue party.  The second time they met he caught her robbing his mother’s purse.  The third time they met she was working under him.  Trent is not pleased with this news in the least but he cannot fire her because she is the closest one to be able to get any response from his little princess verbally or otherwise.  The more Edie is around Trent the more he is attracted to her.  Trent comes off as all alpha, cold hearted, brooding, rarely speaking to anyone.  Edie is young but not innocent.  She has a weight on her shoulders and that makes her grown up way beyond her years.  Their relationship is not cute, sweet or lovey-dovey – it’s all carnal f*ck*ng, crass, and lust.  But they share one thing in common, they both hate Edie’s father – a calculated, deceitful, heartless man.  With all the drama surrounding Edie’s father, they bond and their feelings grow to something deeper.  Edie has a secret of her own.  Can Edie and Trent weather their stormy lives and unfortunate circumstances to find their own happiness?

This storyline is different – there is a huge age gap difference and an interracial relationship.  The characters are well-developed, strong hearted, and deeply complicated.  The secondary characters are intriguing too – Luna is adorable and the on/off boyfriend of Edie (Bane) is a surfer bum and an interesting character.  The plot is a bit mysterious and dramatic.  Some parts had my heart pounding from anticipation.  I am glad Edie’s father got what he deserved.  Over all, this love story isn’t roses and sunshine – it’s forbidden, flawed, emotional and plenty of sex and passion.

4.5 Stars

 

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Review: Breaking Hollywood by Samantha Towle. (9/24/2017)

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4.5 Stars

True to Samantha Towle’s style, Breaking Hollywood was another fun, cute and entertaining read.
Eva is in a bad place – she just got dumped by her boyfriend, lost her job, and evicted from her apartment for having a pet goat. Apparently, Eva has a heavy foot because she happened to run someone over. Unfortunately for Eva, her victim turns out to be a sexy celebrity – aka her current crush. Gabe lives alone and now thanks to speedy Eva he is not able to get around. Eva has no place to go so she agrees to his proposition to move in to take care of Gabe for a short time. Boy, Eva had no idea what she got herself into 🙂

Gabe is gorgeous, arrogant, crass, cranky and drinks and smokes too much. He is bound to make her life miserable. Eva is beautiful, sweet and kind but she has no problem dishing back at Gabe. I love the banters and verbal spats between the two characters – perfect foreplay in my opinion. They are hostile with each other but their undeniable chemistry is too hard for either to resist. Gabe slowly grows on Eva and she finally gives in. Their relationship is anything but smooth sailing. Gabe is like a roller coaster of contradictions. One minute he cannot get enough of Eva, the next he wants to get rid of her. He has broken his own rule of not sleeping with employees but he can’t help having deep feelings for Eva. Gabe has a lot to work on with trusting someone and it has a lot to do with his secret past and his upbringing. I honestly did not see the plot twist coming (What Gabe did for a living and the history of his parents) WHOA! What a surprise!!! What happened when Eva found out the real Gabe? Will she be able to forgive Gabe and accept him for who he was?

Overall, Breaking Hollywood was fun, flirty and sexy filled with fantastic banters and sizzling chemistry. The romance is a bit far-fetched for me (movie star meet his admirer) LOL but I enjoyed the entertaining story all the same. PS – I love the pygmy goat the most – I want to bring Gucci home 🙂

 

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