This was the probably the heaviest book in the series, yet it attacked the topics at hand with a soft touch that kept with the sweet lightheartednessThis was the probably the heaviest book in the series, yet it attacked the topics at hand with a soft touch that kept with the sweet lightheartedness of the others. Sam had been my favorite since the first book and I couldn’t wait to see him happy and honestly even before Luke’s book Anything But Love I knew he should be with Rachel (Rae). When I first heard about Harper I just knew she was going to be his HEA and boy was I right. They were perfect and funny and sweet and I can’t help but sigh when I think about that rugged heartwarming father falling in love with Harper. I know the stories plot was a bit wild but that made it even greater because it wasn’t like Sam at all. This book was different thought because we got a side small story letting us know that Adam would be okay and I was so happy, but I kind of wish he would have gotten his own book. There was mention of Nash but it didn’t set up like the others and I sitting on pins and needles because I need Nash’s book. I mean, I JUST GOTTA HAVE IT!!!...more
This was another book in this series that I devoured in no time at all because I couldn’t help but keep reading. I mean it, I couldn’t put this book dThis was another book in this series that I devoured in no time at all because I couldn’t help but keep reading. I mean it, I couldn’t put this book down or the others for that matter. This story had a wonderful set up in Rocky and Jayce’s book, The Trouble with Love. This was a funny light read, despite the heavy topics. I enjoyed all of it and even though this has the least pages of all the books in the series so far it packed a great punch. The set up for Sam’s book was so good and once again Beth Ciotta did a great job intertwining the characters so that you didn’t feel you lost out on anything. ...more
I haven’t devoured a book this quickly in a long time, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. This was a sweet, funnI haven’t devoured a book this quickly in a long time, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. This was a sweet, funny, and wonderful read.
I rooted for these two since book one and I was rewarded with a great love story. I loved Rocky’s stubborn streak and her boldness. She was a perfect fit for Jayce, and I have to say that I am sucker for the bothers best friend and little sister stories because they always make for a great and funny read.
The way the author wove in Luke’s story setting up the next book was wonderful and how she still gave us insight to Chloe and Dev was even better. This book was really well thought out and I loved it . ...more
I honestly don’t know what to make of this book. I truly hated it and am so glad that I read the second book in the series before I read this one or II honestly don’t know what to make of this book. I truly hated it and am so glad that I read the second book in the series before I read this one or I would never have picked this series back up. The story may have been sweet and there may have been a chemistry that sparked between Shay and James that would set you on fire, but I will never know because I couldn’t get past the almost obsession like theme of Rape this book had. I wanted to bang my head against the wall with every introduction of a new character. I’m not trying to be nasty, because I know that writing anything is hard, but to be that repetitive is beyond ridiculous. ...more
This book took me by surprise, every now and then I get a wild hair to branch out or try something different. My branching out was anything spectaculaThis book took me by surprise, every now and then I get a wild hair to branch out or try something different. My branching out was anything spectacular but it did land me onto this book by D.D. Ayres. I found the writing to enjoyable and the story line, though its basis to be unlikely as all usually are in some way, the connection between the characters was believable and honest. I felt that the author captured the need for real plausible love instead of just crazy sex, very well.
I don’t think I have ever instantly liked a heroine as much as I did Cole. She was smart, sassy and tough. She wasn't your typical sappy, afraid, in need of constant saving cause she’s clumsier than hell heroine who can’t protect herself to save her own skin. She stood her ground, and though you could feel her fear and you understood her pain she wasn't stupid about it and it didn't give herself the excuse to make dumb decisions. I honestly can’t say enough about the character of Cole, she really was a shining light in the repetitive nonsense of the common damsel in distress.
I liked Scott too, because again the D.D. Ayers did it right, he was brooding and sexy but not the Greek God of mythical proportions that most heroes are made out to be. He had made huge, damaging mistake and the guilt he carried with him was strong and believable. The struggle with his was father and his brother was touching and honest. The fact that he was introduced first was a wonderful touch and I think it actually set the tone of the book for me in the best way possible because you needed to know Scott first and his dark place he had been brought to over the loss of his, everything.
The story itself was a little far-fetched as I had said previously but it still moved well and wasn't so over the top that I wanted to roll my eyes while reading it. I found bits of it to be funny and really well thought out. The technical stuff was easy to understand, and moved the story at a nice pace. What I found to be the most intriguing thing about it and the author was her ability to weave in current pop culture without it being over powerful or cheesy. It worked so well in the story sometimes I had to do a double take realize one had been slipped into the story.
And you can’t leave out Hugo and Izzy, they were precious. I have to say that Hugo had more personality than most main characters.
On one finale note, the only thing that I wish I could have gotten closure on was the sister, and how she felt about Scott. ...more
Lily Danville is down on her luck and in need of a job, the last place she wants to be in back I Cedar Ridge but here she is sulking back into town anLily Danville is down on her luck and in need of a job, the last place she wants to be in back I Cedar Ridge but here she is sulking back into town and hopefully make peace with her heartbreaking past and maybe just maybe heal more than one wound. This is if she decides to stay. Aidan Kincaid is one of Cedar Ridge’s most eligible bachelor. Rough around the edges and rugged as hell living by his own set of rules. He has no trouble with the ladies but he only has eyes for one and he is hell bent of making sure that she never leaves again. I really liked this story I found Lilly funny and easily relatable and Aiden to be just as easily likable. The banter between siblings had me laughing out loud and I loved it. The banter and dialog with the other characters was just as sharp. It was a wonderful story and can’t wait till Hudson Kincaid’s story! ...more
I have said it before and will say it again, I am very biased when it comes to the Richmond Rouges/Barefoot Williams series. The fact that this book tI have said it before and will say it again, I am very biased when it comes to the Richmond Rouges/Barefoot Williams series. The fact that this book ties both together so completely just makes my heart squeal…
I loved this story for two distinct reasons, first because like always it’s a light funny read that allowed me to drift into it and feel as if I am there with characters, and second because it was the sweetest simplest love story ever. The lightheartedness of this emotional connection had me captivated. This story just was, simple to the point and a nice change of pace because there wasn’t any rip roaring emotional turmoil.
And who wouldn’t love Atlas, the only thing I found a little silly about the book, but I still loved it. ...more
I loved this book, but to be fare I am pretty biased because I have loved the Richmond Rogues since the first book I met. I also loved that fact thatI loved this book, but to be fare I am pretty biased because I have loved the Richmond Rogues since the first book I met. I also loved that fact that about who Jillie Mac’s brother was, that made me the most happy of all I think. The story was fun and sweet and it just worked for me. ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I knew I would truthfully because I loved Sophie and Mac from No Tan Lines and knew they would have a wonderful and sweetI really enjoyed this book. I knew I would truthfully because I loved Sophie and Mac from No Tan Lines and knew they would have a wonderful and sweet story. Mac though, Man did I love that character. In fact my only qualm with this whole book was that I felt Mac and Jenna could have had their own story. They were that good in my opinion. ...more