Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Piece by Piece

Book Review of Piece by Piece (Broken Pieces Series)


Title: Piece By Piece

Series: Broken Pieces Series


Author: Kelly Moore


Date Published: July 16th 2016


Date Read:    August 30, 2016


The Blurb:

After losing his leg when his plane crashed during the war, Steel closed himself off from everyone. He secluded himself in his fortress and was happy being a loner until his captain from the Air Force hires him for a rescue mission of a girl Steel once loved. He left her behind for his love of planes and now she is in trouble. Will Steel risk his way of life to help her and expose his greatest fear?


Adyson was once a sweet innocent girl in love with a man who chose a different way of life. Heartbroken, she seeks out someone that is nothing like Steel. She marries a man that becomes her worst nightmare. Now being hunted in the jungles of Guatemala by drug lords, she needs a way out.

She is stunned when Steel shows up as her rescuer. Their old heat reignites for one another. His insecurities hold him back, but he craves her like no one else. Her secrets may very well kill them both. The question becomes who rescues whom?

My Review


4 All your shades of blue stars


Wow what can I say.... I am so happy I requested this book. I have never read Kelly Moore before but I will be reading a lot more of her. Piece by Piece is the 3rd book in the Broken Pieces series and can easily be read as a standalone. I liked this book and all the characters in it so much, that I totally plan of going back and reading the first two books. I really liked Steel. He was broody, sexy, could be playful and charming. He could also sometimes be a jerk but a charming jerk. If you follow my reviews you know I have a thing for Military men ex or not. And I also have a thing for damaged, scarred, pained souls. So the fact that Steel was Air Force, lost a leg, and was hurting just made him like crack for me! What really surprised me though was that Ady stole the show for me. As much as I liked Steel Ady was just awesome. She was so strong, proud, brave, and sassy as hell. I loved that she wanted Steel and she went after him. She didn't let him feel sorry for himself. She got him to open up and let her in. I loved their relationship. They had some great chemistry. I enjoyed the flow of the story and I really liked the plot. Steel's brother Syn and Cousin Gray were both very charming in their own way. I can't wait for their books. I am dying to get my hand on Gray's book after this book gave us her back story. Please Kelly Moore don't make us wait long. I need to know what happens with Gray! 



Overall a great read. I am so glad I found this author. Below I leave my favorite quote from the book:

"Um Heidi, is that a stateroom that you put our luggage in?" I point in the direction of the door she used when she disappeared with our duffel bags. She looks at me confused. "Yes, it is, Miss Cage. If you are tired I could entertain Mr. Nolan while you rest." "No, I'm not one bit tired, I just wanted to know where I could go fuck Mr. Nolan's brains out in private." I pat the cushioned seat next to Steel. "Unless, of course, you would like to watch."- Ady and Heide 




Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dare You to Run

Book Review of Dare You To Run (Unbroken Heroes  Series)


Title: Dare You To Run

Series: Unbroken Heroes Series


Author: Dawn Ryder


Date Published: August 30th 2016 


Date Read:    August 26, 2016


The Blurb:

Serve and protect

For Vitus Hale, only one mission has ever gone wrong. All he had to do was rescue a beautiful woman from her kidnappers. But falling hard into bed—and into love—with the stunning innocent was not part of the game plan, and when she leaves him in the dust, Vitus has nothing but a blemished record and a hardened heart. Now, after three long years, his beauty has finally come back into his life—and this time, failure is not an option…

Seduce and destroy

Damascus Ryland knew from their first steamy embrace that stoic warrior Vitus Hale is the only man for her, but when her power-hungry Congressman father offered her an ultimatum—sever ties with Vitus, or he dies—Damascus knew she had to walk away to save the man she loved. But now, three years later, a new threat is closing in on her—and tossing Vitus right back into her life. Damascus needs to keep her love for him locked in her heart if she is to keep him safe, but the old flame that burned between them is still as vibrant and hot as ever. Now, Damascus and Vitus must risk it all to find their freedom…and embrace their love…

My Review



4 Mine, Princess Stars

Dare You To Run is the 2nd book in the Unbroken Heroes Series. It can be read as a standalone just fine but it does have a continuing story line from book 1 which did make a few things get a little fuzzy. But only about the bad guy Tyler Martin, not the main couple. This is my first time reading anything by Dawn Ryder and I really enjoyed her writing. I will say that I didn't care for the main couples names Vitus and Damascus. All I could think was how weird it would be to be calling out those names in the heat of passion. Their names were the only thing I didn't like about them. Vitus was sexy, alpha and could be really sweet. Damascus was brave, smart and there was something very charming about her. I felt they had a ton of heat and passion. Maybe a bit too much. There was a ton of sex in this book and I am good with sex in books. Love me some good sex in books but there was just so much in this book that I started skimming the sex scenes. The ending was very sweet and I really liked how the plot is going to carry on to the next book. I liked Saxon(Vitus's brother) I know his book is next and I can't wait to get my hands on it. The little peek of his book at the end of this one just makes me want it more! 




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Trusting the SEAL

Book Review of Trusting The Seal (Saving The Seals Series)


Title: Trusting The Seal

Series: Saving The Seals Series


Author:  


Date Published: August 22th 2016 


Date Read:    August 24, 2016


The Blurb:

Spencer Nixon has spent his whole life pursuing justice, starting with becoming a Navy SEAL in the aftermath of 9/11. When a member of his team is killed by a mysterious sniper, he has to clear his name and the names of his comrades. With their only lead missing, Spencer persuades their prime suspect’s daughter to hire him as her bodyguard.


The last thing beautiful PR woman Toni Williams wants is to be under Spencer’s protection, but her billionaire father’s ties to vital intelligence mean it’s a necessity. Still, there are worst things than having a hunky SEAL watch your every move. Spencer doesn’t trust her or her father, Coran Williams, but when Toni saves his life, he suddenly has no choice.

Even as things heat up between them, Spencer tries to keep Toni at arm’s length for the sake of his mission. But when his investigation reveals her father’s ties to a dangerous organization, it complicates things even further. Now, he’ll have to decide what he’s willing to do to bring her father to justice, and avenge his team mate--even if it means sacrificing his relationship with Toni in the process.

My Review




2 Instant Cheese Stars



Spoilers

Trusting The Seal, is the 3rd book in the Saving the Seals Series. It's the 1st book I read in the series. It did okay as a standalone. I didn't have a hard time following it but I could tell it was a storyline that carried on from book to book. What did make it hard to read was the fact that chapter 4 and 5 were switched. Of course when I figured that out I just used the table of contents to read it in the right order and make sense of everything. However I didn't really care for this book. It's a shorter read and it was total insta-love. I'm okay with Insta-love if I feel a connection with the couple and in this book I didn't. They didn't really have a relationship. They only got together one time and that was it. All the kissing, sex everything was in that few pages then it was just business partners again. There was very little with the couple together even just spending time together. I learned more about the mission, Toni's dad, and the food than them as people. I don't even call them a couple because they weren't really together. Then Toni acted like a child and fired him because she was mad at her dad and took it out on Spencer. At the end she shows up, and she loves him and he loves her. Really? How? How did we get for point A to point B? I didn't get it and I didn't invest in them. On top of all that the one sex and couple like scene was so full of cheesy lines that I was rolling my eyes. Spencer could really pour on the cheese. Sorry but this just wasn't a good read for me. It wasn't super bad but just meh!




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Her Darkest Nightmare

Book Review of Her Darkest Nightmare  (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles)


Title: Her Darkest Nightmare

Series: The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles


Author:  


Date Published: August 30th 2016 


Date Read:    August 23, 2016


The Blurb:

THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL KILLER
Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her—and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community…even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart. 
BEGINS WITH AN ESCAPE FROM HER PAST
Then, just as the bitter Alaskan winter cuts both town and prison off from the outside world, the mutilated body of a local woman turns up. For Amarok, this is the final proof he needs: Hanover has to go. Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her—the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again. . .and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same…

My Review


4 Cradle Robbing Stars



*Mild Spoilers*

"Well? What are you going to choose?" "Depends." "On what?" "Are you read to spread your legs for me?"-Evelyn and Amarok 


Let me just say that when I started this book I honestly wasn't very excited. It took so long (a year) for this book to come since I read the last book Hanover House, that I lost interest. I hate when books take forever to come out. I read 100s of books and I tend to forget something I read a year and 200 books in the past. The good news is that Brenda Novak did a great job of grabbing my attention immediately and had me hooked on the story from page 1. I really enjoyed this book almost as much as the Hanover House (the first book). It was an excitingly suspenseful thriller that kept be guessing til the end. The only thing I didn't really like was how much Evelyn was trippin' over herself dating a younger man. Amarok was 7 years younger then her and the way she went on you would have thought she was 60 and he was 18. She used it to push him away and it got on my nerves. I can understand that a older woman might feel a little insecure, but He was 29 and she was 36 that isn't a huge deal and she made herself out to be a cradle robbing cougar.


"You didn't mind being my friend last night. Maybe we didn't have sex, but we came damn close to it. I can still smell you on my fingers."-Amarok 

Quick question Amarok why haven't you washed your damn hands yet?? lol

The age difference was just a little bit too much. Evelyn and Amarok already had a ton to overcome with her horribly traumatizing past and the age thing just felt like overkill drama. Other than that I really loved this book. I was absolutely over the moon for Amarok. He was so sexy, understanding, charming, and just an all around good guy that he really made the book for me. Evelyn was also very endearing. She had lived through something that would have broke many but she has been fighting back and empowering herself since she was a teen. I loved her drive and understood her pain and fear of a relationship. I was glad that she was brave. I love strong, smart, take charge heroines! I also felt that Evelyn and Amarok's relationship was realistic and very sweet. It wasn't rushed which is good because after everything Evelyn suffered I wouldn't believed their feelings if she just jumped into a relationship without problems and fear. Amarok was so support. God I loved him!

"I didn't expect this. Not so soon." "I figure if I want you to lower your defenses, I have to lower mine first. One of us has to take the lead. I can't put that on you, not after all you've been through." "So you're going to be our fearless leader?" she teased. "I'm going to fight for what I'm feeling," he said. "In spite of Jasper. You already mean too much to me. I don't want to lose you."-Evelyn and Amarok 


"I hope you don't mind that Penny knows we're together." "We're together?" she echoed.
"I'm not merely worshiping at your feet?"-Amarok and Evelyn 


The action and suspense in this book was great. The whole in the psychopath minds thing was very interesting. The quotes at the start of each chapter from real life serial killers really upped the creepy, thrill factor for me. This book kept me guessing. Just when I thought I knew who the bad guy was something else would happen then I was guessing again. It kept the book's pace flowing and I never got bored. The ending OMG the ending was so subtlety creepy that it gave me chills. It also gave a glimpse of things to come. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book. I just hope I don't have to wait a year for it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic suspense and criminal mind thrillers. 




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dex

Book Review of Dex (Kinky Shine series)


Title: Dex

Series: Kinky Shine Series


Author:  


Date Published: May 3rd 2016 


Date Read:    August 20, 2016


The Blurb:

She succeeded in making him feel like a man. A normal functioning man when he hadn’t felt that way in years. 


"Who're you f*cking?"

When my father, manager of the worldwide phenomenon Kinky Shine, asked me to come and help the band members appear more approachable I never thought my first meeting with Dex Bowers would start with such a question. 

Immediately, I wanted to strangle him, wipe the smirk off his face and force him to mutter more than three words. 

But there's something mysterious about him that was electrifying and the more he pushed me away and angered me, the more I wanted to know him and push through his hangups.

"Trust. That f*cking trust thing didn't come easily to me."

In the five years since my band became famous, not once had I been photographed with a woman. I knew it fed the supposed mystery surrounding me, but the real truth was far more humiliating than I was comfortable with. 

That was until Harley Floyd walked in and I was left with a mind numbing lust for her that scared me shitless. It should be easy to let go and trust her just enough to have fun, to be happy I could finally come up with new material for our next album. But nothing was easy and with a life made of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll I wasn't sure if anything could last. Not even my band.

"What twenty-five year old was f*cking lost when his cock was rock hard when close to a gorgeous woman?  One answer to that; a man who hadn’t had sex in a really long time."

My Review




4 I'm with the band Stars


*Mild Spoilers*

Dex the first book in the Kinky Shine series was a really good read. I don't read many Rockstar romances because a ton of them have cheating and that is a huge pet peeve of mine. But when I saw Dex I was drawn to the cover. I liked the blurb and decided to give it a try. I am glad I did. I really enjoyed this book. I was also really surprised and happy to see there was not other woman drama or cheating in this book.


I really liked everyone in this book. I liked the main couple Dex and Harley. I liked the other band members, Harley's parents and I liked Del, Harley's best friend. Dex was the lead singer and song writer for the band Kinky Shine. Dex was a broody, sexy, asshole with charm and a ton of issues. Dex hasn't been with a woman at all in 2 years and hasn't had sex in 7 years. His issues made him endearing and I could totally understand his grumpy attitude. Harley was a cute blend of sassy and shy. A blogger for Music bands Harley is there to get Kinky Shine on social media. Harley and Dex have a strong connection from the start but because of Dex's issues he pushes her away.


I loved that only Harley got to Dex. That he only had eyes for her. It made her special and their relationship sweeter. I also loved how understanding and supportive Harley was to Dex. When he would get scared or upset and freak out. Harley was quick to forgive, but Dex was quick to say sorry too. Which in my book made him easier to forgive not that he ever did anything too awful. In this book we get to meet the other members of the band Maxen, Beckett, and Otis . I really liked Beck, Otis, and Maxen. They were all very different and charming in their own way. I felt the author did a great job of drawing me in as a reader and getting me invested in the other band members lives. Which makes me want to read all their books. Especially Beck's for some reason I really clicked with him. I believe Maxen's books is next to come out and I can't wait. 





Thursday, August 18, 2016

Furious Rush

Book Review of Furious Rush 


Title: Furious Rush

Series: Unknown


Author: S.C. Stephens


Date Published: August 23rd 2016 


Date Read:    August 18, 2016


The Blurb:

For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she's determined to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in this male-dominated sport. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonised by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Hayden, exceedingly arrogant and outrageously attractive, immediately gets under Kenzie's skin and she can't help but be distracted.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense - and strictly forbidden - attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can't.

Fuelled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren't their only obstacles . . .


My Review



3 I have conflicting emotions about this book Stars



Some Spoilers 

I am confused as to how I feel about this book. So I gave it a middle ground 3 star rating. The first half of the book was slow starting, and dragged a little, but when it got going I really started to enjoy it. Then I started getting really angry over things some of the secondary characters were doing. Then the ending made me want to bash my kindle in with a hammer. 


Sooooooo Yeahhhh like I said conflicting emotions. I loved Hayden. He was loyal, sexy, charming, street smart with just a touch of bad boy. Kenzie I liked but it took me a while to warm to her. She was very uptight and at times she would come off as a bit of a bitch. But as the book goes on and you see all the pressure and stress she has I could see where she was coming from. Then by the half way mark after she fell in love with Hayden she changed. She loosened up, pulled the stick out of her butt, started breaking rules and lived a little. Which I really liked. Kenzie and Hayden made a cute couple. They had major sexual tension and lots of passion when they got together. S.C. Stephens can write some very hot, yummy, sex scenes. 



My biggest problem with this book was I hated Kenzie's dad, Keith, and Hookup. Those 3 asshats just kept ticking me off. Kenzie's Dad Jordan came off very selfish and uncaring. The things he did to Kenzie are unforgivable and I truly hated him. Keith and hookup were no better. The end of this book was kind of a shock to the system. I bet my mouth dropped open. Something happens that made me want to smash my kindle and add to that a ton of unfinished business and I am guessing there will be another book. Which of course I will be picking up because I have to know what happens. 







Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tempting Fate

Book Review of Tempting Fate (Serendipity series)


Title: Tempting Fate

Series: Serendipity Series


Author: Brinda Berry


Date Published: October 1st 2014 


Date Read:    August 11, 2016


The Blurb:

When two worlds collide, it can only be fate. 

Collin knows trouble when he sees it. A beautiful girl crashing into his car? She should be flashing a neon DANGER sign. He knows better than to get involved with a fresh-faced babe who could break his already-tattered heart. After graduating from college, he's on track to start over in a new place. He's discovering what he wants from life, away from the shadow of his overbearing father and the betrayal of his cheating ex-fiancĂ©. 

Veronica's home life morphs from trailer park to homeless after a bloody fight between her brother and her ex. She's on the run from a situation that promises to be deadly. Without a home, money, or friends, she's at Collin's mercy. 

Fate brought them together. Will a secret from her past tear them apart?

My Review




3 Okay Stars 


Tempting Fate is the first book by Brinda Berry I have read and while it wasn't a bad read it didn't really do it for me either. It's the second book in the series and can be read as a standalone as I had no problem following the story. I don't know what it was about this book but it just fell flat on me. I didn't connect to the couple. Their relationship bored me and I felt no connection to them at all. I found both of them individually lackluster. I don't know what it was about the book that didn't work for me. I can't pin point anything that turned me off. I just didn't feel it. Nothing about it was bad or made me angry I just never got into it. And while this book didn't work for me, I would give the author another try.