Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Doctor's Redemption

Book Review of The Doctor's Redemption (Shadow Creek Series)

Title: The Doctor's Redemption

Series: Shadow Creek Series

Author: Victoria James

Date Published: May 22nd 2017

Date Read:   May 21, 2017

The Blurb:

Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after...

Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however he doesn't count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she's too sweet to resist. It's only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there's no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret...

My Review

4 The Muffin Man Stars

After getting The Baby Bombshell from Netgalley and reading it I was hooked on the Shadow Creek gang. I really wanted to see Gwen and her mysterious Muffin Man get a book. So I jumped at the chance to read this when I seen it on Netgalley. Victoria James didn't disappoint. I really enjoyed this sweet, feel good read. I laughed a lot reading this story. Gwen was cute, playful and very funny. Luke was a sexy, brooding Dr with a heartbreaking past. I thought they were very cute together. The chemistry between them was great. I also enjoyed getting to catch up with Lily and Jack. The whole Bailey family are sweet and easy to love. This was a quick low angst read. The only reason it wasn't a 5 star for me was it was too short. I felt I needed more development like maybe an extra 100 pages so I didn't feel like we readers just got the bear bones of a great story. Still a great read that made me feel happy. I loved the end it was very cute. I am hoping Luke's sister Haley gets a book too. I want her to have a HEA. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Craving Redemption

Book Review of Craving Redemption (The Aces Series)

Title: Craving Redemption

Series: The Aces Series

Author: Nicole Jacquelyn

Date Published: February 21st 2014

Date Read:   October 30, 2015

The Blurb:

Asa and Callie had nothing in common. He was an Ace, raised in the club and loyal to it above all else. She was a high school student with braces on her teeth and a narrow view of the world.

They should have never crossed paths.

But when Callie decides to defy her parents, and Asa goes on an errand for the club, their lives collide. He saves her, and she mesmerizes him.

They part believing they’ll never see each other again.
Neither could have predicted the chain of events they’d put in motion.

Now the two have to navigate the dark waters of a relationship built on tragedy and need without drowning in guilt for things outside their control.

How do you love someone when the worst decision of your life was the reason you met them?

My Review

4 Jailbait Stars


“Holy fuck, Romeo. You decide to play fuckin’ knight in shining armor, and the bitch you bring home is jailbait.”

“I know that, too. But whatever the fuck this is, it’s strong. She’s mine. She’s been mine since she crawled across the floor and grabbed a hold of me at that party. It just is.” -Asa

What do you get if you add pedobear, Chris Hansen, and the Maury show? Craving Redemption. Naw I'm just Kiddin'. Kinda.

“Let me finish. I want you like hell on fire—I see you bending over to put shit in cupboards and my dick gets so hard I can’t fuckin’ think straight. But, baby, I don’t wanna fuck you up worse than you’ve already been fucked. Shit is crazy for you right now, and you’re sixteen years old. Sixteen. I’ve known sixteen-year-olds that live with their man and they’re happy as hell with that life—but those girls came from shit lives that they were trying to get away from and they were more grown up than most middle-aged men. That’s not you. Less than two weeks ago you were fuckin’ grounded for staying out past your curfew. You had parents that loved you and coddled you.”-Asa

I didn't read any reviews before starting Craving Redemption. I loved the first book so much that I didn't even bother. So I didn't know what to expect, but it so wasn't a love story between and 16 year old and a 20 year old. As I was reading I kept thinking this should probably offend or upset me. Yes I should definitely be upset over a story about a 20 year old man dating a 16 year old girl with zits and braces, but I wasn't. As a matter of fact that damn song "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett kept playing over and over in my head the whole time I read the book. 

“I get that you’re scary, and you could probably snap me in half,” I told him seriously, “but she isn’t yours, she is mine. You gave up your rights. She wants you out of this room, and I don’t care how you feel about that. I also don’t care how I have to get you out of here—I may have to knee you in the balls and drag your crying ass into the hallway, but you will leave this room.”-Callie to Slider

I loved Asa. If I was 16 and he came knocking on my door I would have been all over his bearded biker ass. He was such a hero , stepping up saving Callie, protecting her, and providing for her. Asa was sexy as hell. I melted at how respectful he was to Callie's Grams. I loved Callie. She was so brave. I love that she felt so real. Her fear, her anger at the club, the way she clung to Asa, are ways I think anyone would act after living through what she had. I loved that she was sassy, sarcastic, and had the backbone to tell big scary bikers just want she thought. I could relate her and her choices. 

“I love you,” he murmured into my mouth. “Best thing I ever did—taking you outta that house. I’d change a lotta shit that came after if I could, but even if I did, we still woulda ended up right here where we are now.” He kissed me hard as he laid me down on the bed. “You’re so beautiful,” he whispered as he softly rubbed his thumb back and forth below my belly button. “What’d I do to deserve you?” “You saved me,” I whispered back.-Asa and Callie

N E Ways I really enjoyed getting to see how they met and fell in love. I thought Callie and Asa were sexy as hell together. Their relationship for the most part was very sweet,and a little taboo. I adored Gram , and I really liked Cody. I have to say I really don't care for the President of the MC, Slider. I would love to punch him in the balls. Although I loved the walk down memory lane of Callie and Asa's love I was shocked that almost the whole book is said walk and not in the present. I felt the ending was super rushed. I felt cheated that I didn't get to see more of their present day story. Still a very good story just disappointed with the ending which is why I gave it a 4 star instead of a 5. Below I leave a few of my favorite quotes.

“Westerns?” “Really? That’s all you got?” “Are you sixty-five?” “Shut the fuck up.” “Do we need to get one of those denture containers for you to put your teeth in at night?” “Callie…”“I think we need to go a few aisles back for something like that…wait, do we need to call AARP and make sure they’ve got your change of address?”-Callie and Asa

“I don’t think you’re hearing what I’m saying to you. You’re the only one who calls me by the name my mother gave me, Callie. The only one. You say it when you’re frustrated, and when you think something’s funny, and when you’re coming all over my hands.” My breath caught at the fire in his eyes, and as he shifted against me, my heart started to race. “You can be pissed as hell at me, call me a dick or an asshole. You can scream at me, throw shit, and stomp around the house.” He nuzzled my neck as he spoke, and my hands lifted involuntarily to his hair to anchor him to me. “But if I hear you call me Grease again, I’m going to spank your ass,”-Asa

“Tell me how much you love me.” “More than my bike, less than my dick,” -Callie and Asa

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Craving Constellations

Book Review of Craving Constellations (The Aces Series)

Title: Craving Constellations

Series: The Aces Series

Author: Nicole Jacquelyn

Date Published: August 27th 2013

Date Read:   October 29, 2015

The Blurb:

How is it, that someone can make decision after decision attempting to get away from their past and somehow end up right back where they started?"

When Brenna decided to leave the only life she'd ever known, she never thought she'd ever be back. Now, five years later she's running from her clean cut husband straight back to the motorcycle club that raised her... and the man she left behind. She left with a secret, and as soon as she returns the truth will break her carefully constructed life wide open.

My Review

4.5 Dirty little secrets Stars


“You stop, I’m gonna lose my fuckin’ mind. You’re so fuckin’ gorgeous up there, ridin’ your man with your tits fuckin’ bouncin’.”-Dragon

Wow Craving Constellations, the first book in the The Aces Series, is a gritty, sexy and dirty read. This was definitely not a fluffy lighthearted read. Craving Constellations is everything you expect from a MC book. I felt so much while reading this book. Happy,sad and super pissed. This book hit nerves, left me raw and then made me swoon. 

“You could gain fifty fuckin’ pounds, all that in your ass, and I’d still think you’re the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen,” he whispered before he leaned down and kissed me right above my left breast. “I love you, woman.”-Dragon

Brenna was raised in the MC life. She didn't want to be a old lady that sat at home while her man was out banging skanks behind her back. She wanted a normal life, and a faithful husband. So she left for college with plans to make a normal life for herself. While home for the weekend she meets Dragon. Dragon is new and doesn't know she is the VP's daughter. She wants Dragon so she doesn't tell him who she is and sleeps with him. Not only do they have mind blowing sex but they stay up all night talking about everything. Brenna really wants more with Dragon but she knows that if anyone finds out they had slept together that it could me death for Dragon. So she leaves in the morning. A few weeks later she finds out she is pregnant with Dragon's child. Scared, alone and feeling trapped she gets married her college ex boyfriend Tony. Tony is an abusive bastard and he beats her all the time. After 5 years she has had enough and she goes back to the life she ran from all those years ago. I really liked Brenna. I could understand where she was coming from for the most part. I will say that I think she was wrong for keeping Dragon's child from him, but I could understand not wanting a cheating biker for a man. I love that Brenna found the courage to leave her husband. Brenna's character presented a true representation of a battered wife. She felt very real. 

“You want to know why I left?” My voice was wobbling, and I worked hard to control it. “I left because I was crazy about you, and I didn’t want to watch you fuck around. I left because I never wanted to hear that garbage you just spewed all over me.” He raised his eyebrows at me in surprise. “I left because I never wanted to watch you get hurt. I never wanted to visit you in prison. I never wanted to have you come home, smelling like a chick I saw at the club.” He started to interrupt, and I raised my hand to stop him. “I was crazy about you, and you never said anything beyond that night. You never gave any indication you wanted more than that. I wasn’t going to come back and have you tuck me away in some house while you did whatever the fuck you wanted. I didn’t want you to hurt me.” -Brenna

Dragon was a hard, raw, and rough kind of man. He is damn pissed that the one woman he wanted for 5 years not only left in the moring without a goodbye and never looked back, but she had his child and keep her from him for her whole life. Dragon was not your typical book hero. He could be mean as hell at times, but sweet too. He treats Brenna well for the most part and he loves her, but he is so hurt over the things she did to him that he lashes out and he doesn't hold back. At one point he crosses a line that was very hard to read. I'm not justifying his actions, but I did understand where he was coming from. 

“You fuckin’ cunt! You come back here, shaking your college ass, begging for a fuck. You don’t tell me who the fuck you are. So, I wake up the next morning to find you out with your fuckin’ daddy, who happens to be my vice president. That shit is so fucked. It might as well be a death sentence, and you fuckin’ knew it. But as scared as I am, I’m willing to fuckin’ lay it all out. Make you my old lady. Make it right. All of a sudden though, you’re fuckin’ gone. You just leave without one fuckin’ word to me. I’m left here, holding my dick and thanking fuckin’ Christ that I didn’t say anything to Poet. Fuckin’ gone for five years. No one hears from you. Now, you come back, and I find out you had my daughter and didn’t tell me FOR FIVE FUCKIN’ YEARS?” His voice was steadily rising, and by the time he finished, he was roaring in my face. “Some other guy has been playing Daddy to my daughter?”-Dragon

“I can’t believe you had my baby. She was all curled up in here, and I never saw it.” He shook his head. “This is all I’ll ever see, Brenna. This is all I get. Let me look.”-Dragon

Dragon and Brenna have a explosive, wild, and passionate relationship. Where Brenna is shyer in the bedroom, Dragon is a nasty dirty talking bad boy. I love both Brenna and Dragon with Trix. Trix was absolutely adorable, and a daddy's girl from the minute she meets Dragon. One thing that really bugged me about the things that Brenna did was that she let her husband beat her so much that her daughter was scared to death to even breathe, I mean come on she may not want to be an old lady that gets cheated on but to let her daughter be around that. Why didn't she go home sooner? I just didn't get it. I really liked Poet, Brenna's dad. I know Poet has his own book and I am really looking forward to it. Over all this book was a great read that keep me on edge and reeling from emotional whiplash. I couldn't put it down. This is my first time reading Nicole Jacquelyn. I really enjoyed her writing style, and I can't wait to read more from her. 

“I fuckin’ hate this shit, Brenna. I hate knowin’ he’s got any ties to either of ya. I fuckin’ hate that he can still make you fall to your knees in the yard like your legs ain’t got any strength left in ’em. I hate that he got to see my girl growing in you, and he got to see her growin’ after that. I fucking hate it. And it’s your fault.” My fingers tightened in his hair as his last sentence hit me. He squeezed me twice and then lifted his face to mine. “But I don’t hate you. I’ve fuckin’ craved you for years. Watchin’ the stars. Tattooing those constellations on before the ink you used could wear off. I’ll never stop wanting you, even when I’m so pissed I could knock you across a fuckin’ room.”-Dragon

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Syn's Broken Journey

Book Review of Syn's Broken Journey (Broken Pieces Series)

Title: Syn's Broken Journey

Series: Broken Pieces Series

Author: Kelly Moore

Date Published: April 20th 2017

Date Read:   April 26, 2016

The Blurb:

As the last unattached member of the Nolan family, Syn is ready to risk everything for a mission he’s been assigned to. He’s military born and bred. He loves two things – his country and his family. When it comes to love, he’s kept his distance. He’s watched his brother and his cousin settle down with families of their own and he’s more than content to play a role in their lives, but not give his heart away to any one woman.

Journey Valeur has had nothing but heartbreak. She fell for the wrong man, blindly following him, and it cost her dearly. She has no intent on ever giving her heart away again. Now, she’s hell-bent on revenge, but she has become the hunted, wanted for murder. She’s kept herself well-hidden, deep in the mountains of Utah, until one man is sent to find her.

Syn meets a beautiful woman on a train on the way to his mission. She lights a fire in him like he’s never felt before. They have a brief encounter, but he lets her go to stay focused on the mission at hand. Little does he know, their paths will cross again.

Syn has to decide whether or not to trust the story Journey is telling him. If he chooses to believe her, his mission becomes lethal for both of them. Syn will put everyone he loves at risk and his own life on the line for her. To save her, he will dodge bullets, cross borders, and defend her against a high-ranking military official. He’s taking on a deadly game that could easily be his demise.

Journey will have to make a choice to go it alone or trust a man again or be forced back into a life of terror.

My Review

4 Syn's Journey to love

Syn Nolan is the last of his family that is still single. Everyone else is settled down and marriage. I loved Syn in both Steel, and Gray's books and couldn't wait for him to get his HEA too. I really loved Syn and Journey's story but my favorite book is still Kell and Gray! Just sayin' Kell and Gray are hard to beat with their epic love. And can I just say I loved that I got plenty of Kell and Gray in this book. Along with tons of Steel and Ady too. I loved watching Syn fall hard for Journey. He was so sweet, sexy, and I loved that he didn't just jump into bed with her, but he waited until it meant something for both of them. Journey was awesome and kick-ass. I loved how much of a fighter she was. Brave, sassy, with a softer side that Syn slowly brings out of her she was a great heroine. 

Syn and Journey were hot as hell together. There was tons of sexual tension and a strong connection between the two. When they do come together fireworks. Syn was so sexy. I loved everything about this book but the bad guy. The villain was kinda cheesy. I kept picturing him rubbing his hands together and laughing menacingly. Other than that though I loved getting to catch up with all the past couples, seeing their families, seeing their love for each other was still going strong. I loved the epilogue. I felt it wrapped up everyone's HEA perfectly and gave me all kinds of warm fuzzies. A very exciting and sweet read. I'm sad to see the end. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Whatever You Need

Book Review of Whatever You Need (Haneys Series)

Title: Whatever You Need

Series: Haneys Series

Author: Barbara Longley

Date Published: April 11th 2017

Date Read:   April 25, 2016

The Blurb:

Painfully shy electrician Wyatt Haney is a pro at complex wiring jobs, but when it comes to women, he just can’t seem to make a lasting connection. If he had even half the courage of the superhero he penned for his comic book series, he’d finally be able to talk to his beautiful neighbor, Kayla—and stop hiding behind a hoodie. When an electrical fire breaks out in Kayla’s apartment, Wyatt comes to the rescue, sparking an attraction neither of them expected.

Kayla Malone has had enough surprises. First an unplanned pregnancy at eighteen, then losing her husband in war, and now a fire in her apartment. Thank God her hot neighbor has the skills to help. As Wyatt repairs Kayla’s apartment and forges a relationship with her son, he also makes inroads to her heart. It’s clear that Wyatt has fallen for Kayla, but is she willing to risk another heartbreak—or will she ignore the electricity between them and miss her happy ending?

My Review

4 Hoodie Hero Stars

Mild Spoilers

Ever since I read the first book in The Haneys Series, What You Do To Me(Sam's book), and was introduced to Wyatt, the super shy, burn scarred brother of Sam, I have been longing for his story. I have a thing for scarred and damaged heroes. So when I seen Whatever You Need on Netgalley I did a little happy dance. I was already in love with Wyatt from his brother's book and I needed him to get his HEA. 
Wyatt was absolutely amazing in this book. I fell in love with him all over again. He was super sweet, shy, playful, supportive, and very very sexy. The things he said and did had me swooning all over my kindle. His struggle with his shyness and his battle to push himself so he could get the woman he has wanted for a long time was adorable. The way he was with Kayla's son Brady was very cute too. At times he was like a big kid playing with Brady aka SuperKid. Kayla was great too. I liked her, and I understood how hurt she was from her past with her dead husband. I really didn't like how long it took for her to come around and make my Wyatt happy. I thought Kayla was smart, a great mom, sweet and very self-sufficient. I loved how supportive of Wyatt she was, how she encouraged him to take his hood down. Building him up. Letting him know that he was a sexy good looking man and that the scars were not that bad. 

Now here is the reason I gave this book 4 Stars. Wyatt was this painfully super shy virgin, so I was expecting a realistic slightly awkward first time together, filled with some nervousness. Wrong! Wyatt, shy virgin Wyatt, went all sexpert, caveman beast mode on me and I just wasn't buying it. Here I was reading along happy as a lark then I read their first time making love, Wyatt's first time ever and it totally threw me off how amazing he was. I mean no shaking hands, no nerves, no problems with the condom, no fumbling, and he was an expect at oral and the deep stroke. It wasn't believable and it was kinda disappointing. I was looking forward to his shy self discovering the joys of love making and coming out of his shell not being an insta-beast. Other than that this book was great. What I love about Barbara Longley's books are they are feel good, lower angst, sweet reads. I really liked Sam, and Wyatt's sister and I'm looking forward to her book. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Baby Bombshell

Book Review of The Baby Bombshell (Shadow Creek Montana Series)

Title: The Baby Bombshell

Series: Shadow Creek Montana Series

Author: Victoria James

Date Published: April 10th 2017

Date Read:   April 24, 2016

The Blurb:

Lily Cookson has a few rules for the New Year, the most important being don't fall for Jack Bailey. The gorgeous, rugged man returned with a new look and a determination to win her back, catching her off guard. After a forbidden night in his arms, she vows never to let it happen again. But when morning sickness kicks in a few weeks later, Lily realizes staying away from Jack just got a whole lot harder. 

Jack Bailey left Shadow Creek behind five years ago when his world imploded around him, knowing it would be best for everyone if he was gone...including Lily. It took him a long time to get his life back on track and grow into the kind of man she needs him to be. Now he's determined to prove to Lily that he's back for good and ready to commit, but the secrets she's holding onto are nothing compared to the bombshell he drops...

My Review

4 Jack's Back Stars

Mild Spoilers

The Baby Bombshell is the the 2nd book in the Shadow Creek Montana series. It can be read as a stand alone. I didn't read the 1st book and I had no problem following the story. This book was very sweet. Even in the sad moments I couldn't help but smile at the characters in this story. They were all just so lovable and down to earth. Jack was very sweet. He knew he messed up and he was willing to do what ever it took to get the love of his life Lily back. I could understand Jack's pain. He suffered a great loss. I was upset that he was gone for 5 years without saying anything to Lily, but I was so glad that he was faithful to her the whole 5 years. He did other sweet things too while gone that really helped me forgive him. Lily was so relatable. I could feel her pain, her love for Jack and her fear. My heart broke for all the pain she went through when Jack up and left. I loved both Jack and Lily together. Their relationship had a nice build up. No insta forgive and forget. Jack had to earn her trust back. I also loved Jack's whole family. His sister Gwen was funny and very likable. So was his ex-sister n law and his best friend who's love story is in book 1. Now I kinda want to go back and read their book too. The ending of this book was very sweet but more of an HFN than a HEA. I am looking forward to more books by Victoria James.