Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trust Me

Book Review of Trust Me (The Donovan Family series)

Title: Trust Me

Series: The Donovan Family Series

Author: Margaret Watson

Date Published:November 12th 2014

Date Read:    May 30th 2016

The Blurb:

Raine Taylor has one goal – justice for her murdered sister. She knows Genie's husband strangled her and left her in an alley – Peter had been threatening to kill his wife for years. The police said there was no proof Peter Northrup killed Genie. So it was up to Raine to make him pay. 

When Detective Connor Donovan answers a call about a trespasser outside Northrup's house, he finds a woman running down the street. When he tries to stop her, he's left holding her hoodie as she strikes out like a ninja then vanishes like smoke. 

Connor quickly realizes Raine is his mysterious trespasser. Now he has to figure out why she was outside Northrup's house at three A.M. Raine isn't his usual criminal – she's a schoolteacher who coaches a tae-kwon-do team of under-privileged girls. And he's wildly attracted to her.

Raine needs to stay away from Connor. She has a plan to deal with Northrup, and she can't get involved with a cop. But like two magnets drawing together, she can't resist him. Can Connor help her find justice for Genie? Or will her sister's killer claim another victim before they can stop him?

My Review

  4 Love With A Side Of Justice Stars

"Like what you see, Ms. Taylor?" he finally said. "Just wondering the same, Detective," she shot back. -Connor and Raine 
Trust Me is the 4th book in the Donovan Family series and can be read as a stand alone. I haven't read any of the other books in this series and I didn't have any problems. Although as I got to know the Donovan family through this book and it made me want to go back and read their stories too. This book had a great plot and a steady pace. It kept my attention til the very last page. I really enjoy this book. 

"Would you be happier about it if I said 'pretty please'?" She stared him down. "Is that what you say before you arrest someone? Pretty please put your hands behind your back?"-Connor and Raine 

"Have I rattled you, Ms. Taylor?" His breath tickled her ear and made her shiver. She elbowed him away. "No, Detective. You haven't." "Shame." He leaned closer. "You've rattled me."-Connor and Raine 

Connor and Raine were both great. Connor was sexy, protective, loyal, determined, and a cop need I say more. Anyone who's ever read my reviews knows Cops, firefighters, Military men, or really any man in uniform just do it for me! They're like my weakness. 

"You're mine, Raine. I want you with me. All the time."-Connor 

Sorry Daydreaming again :) 

So to say I loved Connor would be an understatement. The man made my knees weak. Although he wasn't written perfect he was human and did stupid guy things. He said sorry and he earned that Trust!! Raine was this sassy, kick ass tae-kwon-do teacher with a stubborn streak a mile wide. I loved that she was strong and could take care of herself. She was also loyal, caring and when she let her walls down and showed her vulnerable side I as a reader couldn't help but love her. 

"Stop it! Don't touch me again! Do you want to be caught fucking in my van? In a public parking lot?"-Raine 

"Using your head instead of your muscles doesn't make you weak, Raine. It makes you smart. You're the strongest woman I know. And I don't mean physically. I don't know anyone who has more courage, more resolve, more guts than you."-Connor 

Connor and Raine as a couple has some smokin' hot intense passion. Like can't wait another minute rip the clothes off passion, but I loved that as they fell in love they also had that sweet slow love making too. Their relationship wasn't bump free but they respected each other and I liked that. It made their love feel realistic. The bad guy was well written, evil and creepy without being ridiculous. I loved all the Donovans. They were a sweet tight knit family and I want more of them. I am thinking of reading Mac and Brendan's books but I really want to read Mia and Quinn's stories! This book is a HFN book so no epilogue :( Over all a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Romantic Suspense!

"I don't want to need help, Connor." She spoke into his shirt, and he could barely hear her. "I don't want to rely on anyone. But...but I guess I'm okay with relying on you."-Raine 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hot Cowboy Nights

Book Review of Hot Cowboy Nights (Lucky Penny Ranch series)

Title: Hot Cowboy Nights

Series: Lucky Penny Ranch Series

Author: Carolyn Brown

Date Published:May 31st 2016

Date Read:    May 26th 2016

The Blurb: 


If gossip is the lifeblood of a small town, then Lizzy Logan has been its beating heart. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, she could have decided to crawl under a rock. But no, she'd rather really set tongues wagging by "moving on" with one of the hottest cowboys in Texas, who happens to live next door at the Lucky Penny Ranch. Those busybodies don't have to know it's actually all pretend. And just because Lizzy has no aim to tame her wild, blue-eyed neighbor doesn't mean she can't enjoy the ride of her life.

Toby Dawson never was and never will be the settling-down type. But what harm could there be in agreeing to be Lizzy's pretend boyfriend? They'll put on a show for a few weeks and be done. Yet the more he gets to know Lizzy-really know her-the harder it is for him to keep his hands off of her in private. Soon this rough-and-ready cowboy is hoping to heal Lizzy's bruised heart and turn their fake affair into a true romance . . .

My Review

4.5 Playing for Keeps Stars


Back in December when I got Wild Cowboy Ways the 1st book in this series, I really enjoyed it. I got to know Toby and Lizzy in book 1 and I really loved Lizzy's character. She intrigued me, so when Hot Cowboy Nights showed up in Netgalley I was so excited to get to see Lizzy's story play out. I loved this book! 

"Oh, hush! You've already said you aren't the settling type. You can't have wings and roots both, cowboy."-Lizzy 

I was a little worried about how I would feel about Toby. In book 1 he was such a man whore that I worried he would push Lizzy away, hurt her, and in turn make me dislike him. But he didn't. I loved Toby! He was sweet, sexy, and really good to Lizzy. I love that even though he was confused, and scared at his strong feelings for Lizzy he never pushed her away. He dated her and he put a lot of thought into wooing her. He let himself be vulnerable and honest and it was super sexy! I thought it was so romantic how he took his time to get to really know her and her dreams.

"Will you go on a date with me Friday night? A real date, not a pretend one? I'll probably be so clumsy that you won't go out with me a second time, but please say yes."-Toby 

Lizzy was great for me. She was the main reason I read this book and she didn't let me down. She turned into a great character. I love her growth from book 1 to the end of this book. Lizzy was herself, open, honest and said what she thought. She didn't play games and I loved that. I also loved that Lizzy didn't push Toby or try to make him something he wasn't. She gave him understanding and accepted his past. She saw the awesome that was underneath the sexy player ways. I loved the sassiness Lizzy got in this book. She decided to be herself and didn't let anyone put her or her family down!

"Must be wicked, sexy thoughts about what I'd do with Toby Dawson if I could just peel those jeans off his body and jump his bones, then."-Lizzy 

"I couldn't even see that woman because I have blinders on when you are around, and every single thought in my head is about you."-Toby 

Lizzy and Toby were an amazingly adorable couple. They were funny, sweet, and supportive. They were real, down to earth, and they had their human moments. They had bad moods, got grumpy and then said sorry. They were honest and didn't play drama games. I felt like I got to be part of their relationship. I was on the journey with them while they got to really know each other and fall in love. There were some really sweet moments and some very funny ones as well. There is this skunk scene that cracked me up. I love when a book gives that to me, that lighthearted laughter. I really enjoyed getting to catch up with Allie, and Blake again. I also really Enjoyed getting to know little sister Fiona. At the end of this book there is a little sneak peek into Merry Cowboy Christmas which I believe is Fiona's book. From what I read in that little teaser I am really excited to read it when it comes out in September 2016. I really loved this book. It was a great easy going, feel good read that made me laugh and smile. Can't wait for the next one! 

"I stabbed him," Lizzy said bluntly. "That's how he got that scar." "Why? I'm sorry. That's personal. I shouldn't ask that." She blushed. "It's okay." Lizzy laid a hand on the woman's arm. "I was mad at a woman for flirting with him and he tried to take the knife away from me. It was an accident." "I'll be right back with your drinks and appetizer." She turned so fast that she ran into a bus boy with a tray of dirty glasses and he had to do some fancy footwork to keep it all from hitting the floor. "Lying on Sunday?" Toby chuckled. "The preacher will make you deliver the benediction next week as penance."-Lizzy, A waitress and Toby 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Into the Whirlwind

Book Review of Into The Whirlwind (Boss Inc series)

Title: Into The Whirlwind

Series: Boss Inc Series

Author: Kat Martin

Date Published:May 31st 2016

Date Read:    May 24th 2016

The Blurb: 

A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a private investigator, no one can handle the heat like the men of BOSS, Inc. 

Megan O'Brien is at her wit's end. Her three-year-old son has been kidnapped. No police, says the ransom demand. Fearing for her son's life, Meg has no choice but to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds. 

Dirk's never forgiven Meg for the way she left him after their brief affair. But with bounty hunter Luke Brodie on his side, Dirk knows he's got to help Meg rescue her son. 

The few clues they’ve gathered send them spiraling into a murky world of big banking and international crime. Meg may be way out of her depths, but she’s seeing a side of Dirk she never suspected—one no woman could possibly resist.

My Review


5 Hell Yeah! Stars

"You meant everything to me, Meg, and I meant nothing to you."-Dirk 


"It's Charlie. He's been kidnapped. They left a note. It says they'll...they'll kill him if I go to the police."-Meg 

Hells Yeah! That is what I'm talking about...... OMG Dirk's book!!!!! I fell in love with Dirk when I read, Into the Fury, the 1st book in this series. I knew his book was next and I almost went crazy waiting for him, because patience is not my virtue. So when I saw it on Netgalley well first I let out a loud squeal then I requested it. Then when I got it I did a crazy happy dance. 

"It has to be you. I know in my heart you can save Charlie. Only you." His jaw went iron hard. "Jesus, Meg." "Please, Dirk. Please help me." "Do you know what you're asking?" She knew. There was a time he had loved her. He had begged her to stay with him, give them a chance. Meg had refused.-Meg and Dirk 

Dirk's story was everything I wanted and More...... lots of yummy action packed sexy More! I can't think of one thing I didn't love about this book. Not one and that almost never happens. At the end of book 1 my heart bled for Dirk. When Meg broke up with him(and for a lame reason I might add) I wanted to throw my kindle against the wall. I knew when I read the sneak peek for Dirk and Meg's story that it was going to be a good one. I had liked Meg all through the first book until she ripped my Dirk's heart out then I knew she would have her work cut out for her to win me back. But won me back she did.

"I loved him. I've never felt that way about anyone. Not the man I married. Not anyone. I loved him, but I knew it would never work." "Why not? You don't think he would have been a good husband, a good father to Charlie?" "I don't know." "If you loved him, dear, maybe you should have taken the time to find out."-Meg and Rose 

Dirk was amazing. He was protective, giving, loving, and sexy. He had that bad boy I love fast cars, motorcycles, and danger vibe. He was so good to Meg. Helping her after she hurt him so badly. I loved getting to know Dirk on a deeper level in this book. He felt real, you could understand why he did and said the things he did. Which made him easy to connect to. Meg had a lame reason in my opinion for breaking up with Dirk, but she really did love him. She was a great mom and could be really sweet and brave. I love that she realized what a huge mistake she made with Dirk and she worked to win him back not the other way around. It went a long way in soothing my angry towards her that she said she was sorry, asked him for another chance and understood he needed time him to build back the trust. I loved them both together. Damn they had some intense passion. Dirk was beast! As a couple they both respected each other and were supportive. I loved that they didn't have a ton of angsty unnecessary relationship drama. They talked it out like adults! Beautiful.

"We can't do this, Meg. I'm not going there with you again." Her eyes filled, making them look even bigger and bluer. "I can't take any more, Dirk. I'm going to break; I can feel it. I'm begging you. Just this once. Just for tonight. Please Dirk." He clamped down on his raging need. "Maybe you could take a sleeping pill. You must have something around here." "I don't want a sleeping pill! My son is missing! I can't bear to think of what might be happening to him! I want someone to hold me. I want someone to touch me. I want to forget for a while. Make me forget, Dirk. Please."-Dirk and Meg 

This book was fast pace, exciting, and romantic. It had tons of action that kept me on the edge and a sweet little boy that melted my heart! I loved getting to see how the couple from book 1 was doing. Luke was in this book a lot and I really enjoyed getting to know him more. Luke's book is next and again I am all kinds of excited about getting my hands on that bad baby. The sneak peek at the end of this book only made me want it 10x more, and to know I have to wait until Feb. *Sigh* Torture! Great read I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Romantic Suspense .

"Have you ever made a mistake so big it just consumed you?" she asked softly. "Have you ever made a wrong choice you wished you could undo more than anything in the world?"-Meg 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Barely Breathing

Book Review of Barely Breathing (Colorado High Country series)

Title: Barely Breathing

Series: Colorado High Country Series

Author: Pamela Clare

Date Published: May 7th 2016

Date Read:    May 23th 2016

The Blurb:

Lexi Jewell left Scarlet Springs twelve years ago, vowing never to return to the eccentric Colorado mountain town where she grew up. Now, here she is—over thirty, out of a job and with little choice but to move back in with her father. Lexi knows it’s just a matter of time before she runs into Austin Taylor, her first boyfriend and her first heartbreak. She’s determined to show him she’s over him—until he steps out of a pickup truck and back into her life, looking sexy as hell in his mountain ranger uniform.

As far as Austin is concerned, Lexi can turn her snazzy little convertible around and drive back to Chicago. After all, she ripped his teenage heart apart and turned her back on the town he loves. But from the moment he sees her again, he can’t get her out of his mind. Even her smile messes with his head. 

When an evening of conversation turns into something else, Lexi and Austin agree to be friends again—with benefits. But as Lexi starts making plans to return to the big city, Austin realizes he’ll lose her a second time unless he can show her that what she’s searching for has been right here all along.

My Review

4.5 Sexy Lexi Stars


"I'm a firm believer in sex therapy." Blood surged into his cock. "Yeah?" He hadn't been expecting this. "In cases like this, fellatio is particularly effective."- Lexi and Austin 

What a cute, sexy read. Man I loved this book! From start to finish this book was entertaining , funny, and easy. I couldn't put down. I loved Austin. What a hero, he was sexy, sweet, the total package. When he showed he had a bit of kink in him I was melting. Damn but that man was sexy! Everything about him perfect. Lexi was amazing too. She was cute, endearing, and she could be a sexy little dirty girl too! I loved these two as a couple. I felt they had great chemistry. My God some of the sex scenes were smokin' hot.

"You give head with that dirty mouth?"-Austin 

There was this scene with handcuffs that had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. I loved that both Lexi and Austin were respectful and mature and didn't play games that caused over the top drama. I really didn't like Lexi's dad and step mom but in the end I felt they did a good job of starting to redeem themselves. This book has some great secondary characters that really made it stand out. I can already tell you who I am wanting to get their own book. I want Chaska, and Sasha to get a book. But OMG I am dying for Eric and Vic to get a book...... Please let their book be next I need it bad! The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is It's missing an epilogue. I wanted an epilogue badly. I felt this book really needed that peek into their future. Overall I loved this book. I would recommend it to everyone and I can't wait til the next one comes out!

"I'm going to fuck you so long and hard you'll have trouble remembering a time when my cock wasn't inside you."-Austin 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Turn Me Loose

Book Review of Turn Me Loose (Paradise Idaho  series)

Title: Turn Me loose 

Series: Paradise Idaho

Author: Rosalind James

Date Published: May 17th 2016

Date Read:    May 15th 2016

The Blurb:

Rochelle Marks is working hard to build a name for herself that has nothing to do with her pinup-girl curves. She’s made mistakes in the past, and now she’s trying to stop her little sister, Stacy, from making worse ones. Rochelle’s done with being nothing more than someone’s good time. Even if that someone is the one-night stand who turned her life upside down before vanishing—and who’s just arrived in Paradise, Idaho, looking to pick up where they left off.

Tech mogul Travis Cochran’s hard-won new priorities have brought him to town as a university lecturer, but he’s come for something else, too: the smart, sassy, gorgeous woman who’s been in his head for months. When Stacy’s choices draw her big sister into a web of down-home crime and cold-blooded murder, Travis’s mission gets a whole lot more urgent. Now convincing Rochelle to trust him isn’t just about winning her back. It may be the only way to keep her alive.

My Review

3 Taking It Slow Stars

May have mild spoilers

Turn Me Loose was a little bit slower for me then the first two books in this series. The first two books I loved so much but this book at times slowed down so much it tapped dance on the fault line of boring. I would find myself getting up from reading and doing other things like cleaning. Both MCs Rochelle and Travis were likable. They had a good connection and the passion factor was there. There was some sexy moments and some really sweet ones too. But at times there was nothing really happening and I think if those parts were edited out it would have flowed nicer and not slowed down so much. I did enjoy seeing our past two couples although I would have liked a bit more of them. I also liked Rochelle family. I know this is going to sound crazy but I liked Rochelle's ex Lake. I think he really redeemed himself at the end and I kinda wanna see him get his own HEA. The only thing I really didn't like in this book was the end. It just ended so abrupt. No epilogue and I live for epilogues. It felt not finished and left me with questions like do they have kids? What happens to Stacey? Etc Etc..... Overall an okay read that would have been tons better with an epilogue. I still love this series and recommend it. It would be awesome if Lake got his own book just sayin'....Hint....Hint!!

Friday, May 13, 2016


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