THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! First off HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO ARCTIC BOUND!!
I received an ARC of Arctic Bound and it’s definitely one of those books where gTHAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! First off HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO ARCTIC BOUND!!
I received an ARC of Arctic Bound and it’s definitely one of those books where getting an ARC is a blessing and a curse. I was so excited to get an ARC and read Tigris Eden’s new book early, and then I finished and all I could think was “now I have to wait longer than everyone else for the next one.” Sad I know, but I know the wait will be worth it.
Nerina is in hiding. Having escaped New York after the fire that killed her parent she’s hiding from the people she once called family. Burned and injured Nerina hides out in a small town in Alaska. All Nerina wants is a private life and that’s what she got until she meets Victor. The two butt heads instantly and Victor knows she’s hiding something.
Victor and his pack have formed a life up in the mountains secluded from humans and Hunters. Victor is soon to be Alpha and with is comes all kinds of responsibilities, like marrying Sasha. While he knows his duty he wants Nerina, and so does his warrior.
Arctic Bound was definitely not what I expected at all. I don’t want to give too much away so I kept what happens in the story at its minimum. Arctic Bound is definitely one of my favorite books this year. I cannot wait for more. Acrtic Bound has the supernatural with all diferent kinds of lore involved. We have Egyptian lore combined with Ancient Greek mythology. Seriously it can’t get better than this.
Nerina was a completely badass character. I loved her right from the start. Even though she’s injured she never lets it slow her down. She works hard to be independent and keep her strength up. Her personality is just amazing too. She’s straight up with everyone about who she is. She doesn’t back down and she goes after what she wants. Honestly Nerina is my absolute favorite type of character. She grows throughout the story, but is strong beginning to end.
Victor is a dick at the beginning of this book but explains is in a way where it would be understandable in the animal kingdom. Weakness isn’t tolerated in the animal kingdom which is why at first he doesn’t “like” Nerina. Victor is all Alpha male (in every sense of the word) and while he is a sexy and lickable character I liked that his character is the one that grew the most.
Arctic Bound was action packed. I enjoyed the fight scenes and that things blew up and or course how our two amazing main characters kicked major bootay. The sexy scenes where Nerina was BOUND he-he get the name now? No? Okay then anyway bondage was a huge part of Victors and the wolves’ lifestyle which was a definite surprise. You are going to need a fan for this one peeps.
Honestly there were so many twists and turns and the surprise that happens near the end, which changes the entire way I looked at the story and characters before was a huge mind blowing moment. I was definitely kept on my toes and am desperate for more of this series.
I love Tigris Eden as an author and here’s why. She puts everything I want in a book without it being too much. I am a huge fan of adding diversity into books and Tigris delivers. Nerina is biracial which is so freaking cool since I rarely ever read about biracial characters. Her female characters sometimes come across as weak, but in the end they take the most hits and keep getting back up to kick butt. She adds humor, action and has realistic characters in a fantasy world that you wish was real. She never overwrites because I loathe endless amounts of description and everything in the book comes across as natural. Tigris is definitely fantastic, so if you haven’t picked up her books yet, you should seriously start....more
Holy smokes that was amazing!!! Kresley Cole has done it again!!!
Natalie Porter is trying to figure out what to do with her life. She’s working threeHoly smokes that was amazing!!! Kresley Cole has done it again!!!
Natalie Porter is trying to figure out what to do with her life. She’s working three jobs to help find her parents, and she’s working on a Masters degree because she can’t figure out what else to do.
Then one night at the bar with her best friend while playing a game she sees him: Aleksei Sevastyan. He’s the first man Natalie has ever seen to not fit into one of her perfect boxes for men. When he shoots her down at the bar she thinks that’s the end of it. Until he breaks into her house and kidnaps her to take her to Russia, to meet her father.
Realizing her father is in the mob isn’t the only surprise she gets. Sevastyan is the man she wants to take her virginity but nothing is that simply. If they have sex they are bound forever. While everything Natalie learns about Sevastyan intrigues her more and more he’s holding things back, and continues to push her away.
When a brutal attack on her fathers home forces Sevastyan and Natalie to flee to Paris where their relationship both sexually and emotionally will come to a head.
First let me start off by saying this is one of the hottest, swooniest, hard-core books I have ever read. When reading about the BDSM lifestyle sometimes the themes can get a little old, especially when you’re reading a lot of them. Many of the guys want full control in everything in their lives including sex. Kresley Cole took that and went a completely different direction with both Sevastyan and Natalie. The BDSM aspects of this book with the Dom and Sub roles were written in different ways that were refreshing.
Natalie was a great character to read about. I enjoyed her humor and how she never backed down from what she wanted. She pushed and persisted to get to Sevastyan even while he was being a mega jerk. Natalie is smart, which helps her reach realizations about herself and what she wants. Natalie is definitely a great character that I fell in love with from the first pages.
Sevastyan was assigned to watch over Natalie and report back to her father. However, in that time he fell for her and throughout the book he struggles to be what he thinks she needs and who he is. While he was sometimes a major jerk to Natalie there is never doubt that he cares for her. He’s protective and possessive which is totally sexy.
So, I mentioned the sexy because of course there is sexy. It’s HOTT!! I mean seriously hot. I have never read hotter scenes than in this book. There are sex toys, clamps, bindings, voyeur-ish stuff, and a whole other slew of naughty things they I promise will leave you needing a power fan for how hot the scenes are.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. Seriously, you want and need to read this. I love Kresley Cole’s other works and The Professional was just perfection. The writing, the humor, the characters, and the originality are truly what did it for me with this amazing story.
I received a copy of The Professional from the publisher through Netgalley for an honest review. The free copy in no way influenced my review....more
You know the books that come out and just kick you right on your ass because it’s not what you were expecting aI have mixed feelings about this book.
You know the books that come out and just kick you right on your ass because it’s not what you were expecting at all? That is what happened when I read Deeper. I really truly had an almost love hate relationship with this book. Deeper for me was just one of those books that had such a moving message and such fantastical realistic characters I honestly didn’t know how to feel. After reading so many books sometimes it honestly feels like I’m reading a story I’ve already read. That is so not the case for me with Deeper.
Caroline has been in a relationship with Nate for three years. She’s smart, sweet, loyal and just an all-around nice person. Her perfect life comes crashing down on her though when after her and Nate break-up he posts compromising pictures of her all over the Internet. Now Caroline spends her time trying to delete the pictures for online sites and get the horrible words of all the comments she’s seen out of her mind. Caroline never expected West.
West has rules he has family he has everything to lose. West sells drugs outside of the bakery he works at. He works three jobs just to make sure in case anything happens back at home he can help his family. He’s wanted Caroline since he first met her, but he can’t have her. West tries to give everything away and take nothing for himself except for Caroline because he wants her bad. Instead he sticks to being non-friends. He shows Caroline how to make bread and be a person again, a person without the pictures.
Okay so honestly one of the first things that drew me to thing book was how Caroline and West weren’t the “usual” perfectly attractive book people. They weren’t beautiful in the “everything on my body is perfect” sense. They weren’t the classic I guess is what I’m saying. West’s body while perfect his face apparently wasn’t. He had a big crooked mouth and his ears were small. Caroline has a gap between her teeth that she can spit out of. I loved that. Honestly that makes them so much more real to me.
The only part of this book I was somewhat irritated with which was fixed a thousand times over was that the book became suuuuuper slow towards the middle-ish of the book and it was irritating. It followed West and Caroline every-freaking-day but they never did anything just ignoring their attraction for one another, which would have been fine if it hadn’t been dragged out so long.
What I honestly loved most about this book was the message. The message was that people who use “Revenge porn” as a act of hurting someone is not okay and that it’s not the victims fault. A lot of the book centered on how Caroline deals with her emotions of guilt and how many people blame her for what someone else put out there. This is what really made Caroline such an amazing character to me. She learned to stop blaming herself and take action and she truly grew as a character which there is honestly nothing better than that to me.
Lastly, the humor in this book with the amazing characters was phenomenal! I honestly have to say this book was surprisingly hilarious. All the characters are just so amazing and funny and I can go on and on. Robin York is honestly has written one of my new favorite books so yay.
You need to get this book. Seriously. Go now.
Favorite Quotes: “The thing about being a good girl is, you spend your whole life developing a finely honed radar for detecting anything that could potentially cause people to love you less.”
“Never let it be said the caveman thing doesn’t turn you on.”
Teaser: “I can’t be Frankie’s and keep Caroline. I wish I could, but there’s no point in wishing. Every time I kissed Caroline, I pulled her deeper in. Deep and then deeper, until I couldn’t come home again without bringing her home.”
Swoon: “West reaches out, fists his hands in my coat and yanks me into him. We meet at the mouth. It’s the most obscene kiss of my life. Deep and hard, gasping hot, sticky-sweet, messy. It turns out that West doesn’t even need words to make the point he came here to make. Mine, his mouth says. Mine, mine, mine.”...more
So I fell in love with this series from the very first book and I swear these books keep getting better and better. When I heard that Tigris Eden hadSo I fell in love with this series from the very first book and I swear these books keep getting better and better. When I heard that Tigris Eden had written a novella I was both excited and disappointed. Novella’s always seem to be slow and not have as much content as I would like. I needn’t worry though because Tigris Eden delivered her novella Bonded In Shadows with a huge punch and I am seriously dying for the next installment in the Shadow Unit series.
Jes and Draven are finally over all the kidnapping, memory loss, and stalker ex-husbands and are finally together with their daughter. The problem is now they’re with Draven’s families with his pack. Now they’re fighting to stay together because of “pack business” and things are getting complicated. To top it all off Jes’ family is coming to visit and meet Faith for the first time. Everything is becoming a tangled mess of lies and when Faith takes her spirit walk and gets shown the outcome of the future that will change everything.
Ah I love Bonded in Shadows just as much as the two full length novels. How crazy is that? I have never had that happen before but Tigris Eden knows her stuff. Lots of sexy scenes which I definitely needed a fan for because holy smokes they were seriously steamy scenes.
Jes is even more of a bad ass than ever before. With her powers she has a lot of power to back up her bite and she isn’t letting anyone take anything away from her. I honestly love Jes as a character because she seriously is the strongest character ever and I love it. No matter the obstacle and being knocked down she always gets back up and her character really shines through in this lovely novella.
Ronin, Royce, and Bells are closer than ever. I love their relationship and their characters. Both Ronin and Royce are sexy as can be and I always find it funny that they’re the most dark characters but they also are the funniest and light hearted. Bells is dealing with some issues in this book that I don’t want to give away but I am going to say it’s going to be so exciting to find out what happens with her surprise news.
And then there was Draven. I love Draven even though he is the thickest headed alpha male ever. He’s so sweet and loving with his family but also fierce and protective and he’s just completely lickable. Love him love him love him.
All in all, I am loving this series more and more and after meeting the amazing Tigris Eden at RT I love these books even more. Dying for the third installment of this series.
Also, I want to spend a special thank you to Tigris Eden for sending me the wonderful copy of Bonded In Shadows. These books made my life.
Teaser: “She’s not pack. They won’t ever accept her. You’re going to be alpha someday. You need a wolf at your side not some human with the power to move things with her mind, it’s not a trait that will benefit the pack.”...more
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I am in love! Before this book I was a complete Roni Loren virgin but no more!
When Tessa waSee more reviews and the giveaway for this book on my blog
I am in love! Before this book I was a complete Roni Loren virgin but no more!
When Tessa walks in on her husband and the only man she’s ever been with cheating on her with her best friend she drops everything and leaves. Divorcing him she’s left with nothing. No money, no higher education past a high school diploma, and no job. Now almost a year later Tessa is working a temp job, taking night school, and has her own apartment. Tackling a list that will prove her husband wrong she’s on a mission. Taking a dating/ cooking class she runs straight into Van, a man who awakens everything that has been dormant inside her for a long time. After a night together Tessa knows she can’t see him again or she’ll risk everything she’s been trying to accomplish, gaining her freedom.
When Kade bumps into Contessa a.k.a. Tessa his long lost high school first love he can’t believe it. All the time that’s past seems like nothing and Kade will not let what happened between them the first time happen again. Taking her into his world where the word kinky is taken to a whole new level Kade plans on showing Tessa everything she’s missed out on in her sheltered life. The problem is Kade doesn’t want to lose her again and is afraid his BDSM lifestyle will have her running for the hills instead of to his bed.
Squeeel! Honest to goodness Need You Tonight is one of those mind blowing books where at least to me other books have been paling in comparison. This book had everything I could ever want (well you know…besides vampires) and that was great. Amazing dialogue between characters, raw powerful emotions, realistic characters, hunky dudes, and you know…hot sexy time scenes that had me fanning myself. And they were HOT I swear it was wow. The sexy scenes definitely amp up from more innocent in the beginning to water boiling hot towards the end.
I know this is going to come out weird, but I liked that Tessa was abused. I know weird right, but honestly I felt an instant connection with her once I realized what was happening with her and her ex having experienced that myself as well. Ms. Roni Loren really captured the abused character traits well I thought. Tessa was many of the times unsure of herself because of being controlled for so long and for not having experienced many things. I enjoyed her insecurities because they made her character more real for me.
Van or Kade or Kaden has his own sets of issues but before I get to that let me first say; hot damn! I mean seriously Kade is yummy! I honestly don’t have any idea as to how to describe my feelings for Kade other than I am extremely jealous of Tessa and he is book husband material.
One of the aspects about this book that got me hooked was the flashbacks and the dual pov. I LOVE DUAL POV especially when it’s a girl and guy pov I’m getting. Tessa and Kade both share a past and the flashbacks show where their relationship started, how it ended and why, and the secret to what happened to Kaden all those years ago. The flashbacks switched between their perspectives just like the rest of the book did. I really fell in love with both of the characters before the flashbacks but I think with Kade his flashbacks gave a little more insight into his more vulnerable side. Since Kade is a Dom inside and out he likes control and I enjoyed reading about a younger him that was a little less sure of himself, but no less adorable.
I don’t want to give anything away so I’m just going to say that I love this book with a passion. Need you Tonight is definitely going to be a favorite of mine for a long time. I fell in love with Tessa from the first page and Kade from the minute he walked into the restaurant. Flaws and all Tessa and Kade are two of my favorite characters. Since Need You Tonight has had me out of whack from reading since I finished this amazing book I will so have to space out when I read these amazing books. Roni Loren you have crafted genius and I can’t wait to read more by you. Plus added boun there are so many hilarious scenes and things in this book I cried from how hard I was laughing. What more could anyone possibly need from a great book?
Honestly I am highly recommending this book to people who are getting into the BDSM books or just adult romance books. I have a lot of issues with other BDSM stories that seem to be about just sex and not really about the characters, but with Need You Tonight I didn’t have that issue at all. If anything their personalities and backstory were the focal point of this story even during the s*x scenes and I have to give my props because that’s a first for me.
Teaser: “She’d said that she only wanted tonight. She’s said this was a one- time thing. Kaden Fowler would’ve turned and gone home. That boy had been used to hearing no. But Kade Vandergriff didn’t even know what the word sounded like.”
Swoon: “He grabbed her legs, lifted her off her feet, and wrapped her legs around his waist, going in for a real kiss. She let out a little gasp of surprise but quickly melted into his hold. He tasted like cookies and vanilla and pure temptation.”...more
Holy sex on toast that book was made of fantastical magical things. For fans of the Marked Men series if you thinHoly hot cakes batman I am in love!!!
Holy sex on toast that book was made of fantastical magical things. For fans of the Marked Men series if you think you loved Jay Crownover’s books before you haven’t seen anything yet. Better When He’s Bad is a phenomenal story with that definitely had me craving more long after I finished reading.
Shane has been in prison for five years after being set up and now he’s out and needs answers. Getting back to the Point he realizes he isn’t the only one looking for the one person who needs answers. His best friend has stirred up trouble and now Bax needs to figure out what went down then and why his friend has come out of hiding only to disappear again. In looking for his best friend he runs straight into Dovie his best-friends secret half-sister.
Dovie was told to wait for Bax but she knows trouble when she sees it. Tattoos, and a sexy build Bax is everything she knows she should stay away from. Too bad he sets her on fire like no one ever has. He’s the only person who can help her find her brother and she’s the only person who can see through his past and give him a future. That is if he doesn’t get killed.
I am honestly in love. I didn’t think it could get better than the Marked Men series but holy smoked unicorn it totally CAN and DID! Bax and Dovie were absolutely amazing characters. They both has a great sense of humor and pasts they can’t get rid of. They both grow a lot throughout this book and I can honestly say they start off as amazing and only get better. Shane(Bax) is a total badass who doesn’t take crap from anyone. He doesn’t believe he’s a good person and he’s very cynical of everyone and everything. He’s a total dick when he firsts sees Dovie and I don’t know if this means I suck but I kind of liked that. Every reaction he had to things seemed to be realistic and I totally loved that. Dovie is just so freaking adorable and honestly she totally kicks ass too. She seems to have an innocence about her that is almost untouchable, but when shit gets real she’s strong and does what she needs to do to protect the ones she cares about.
Better When He’s Bad is action packed with fights, guns, cops, and sexy times. Of course it wouldn’t be a bad boy story from Jay without the fantastical sexy scenes. I mean they are hot too! They do it a lot of places too just saying you will be jealous of Dovie because Shane(Bax) is a totally hottie mc sexy pants.
So anyone who loves bad boys with tats who are sexier than life than you need to pick up Better When He’s Bad by the amazingly talented Jay Crownover. Better When He’s Bad will have you grabbing your B.O.B.’s and a fan because the scenes with Bax in them are seriously that hot. Expect to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster that will have you crying, laughing, and questioning everything you know about bad boys.
Another amazing job Jay and thank you for writing another amazing book!
Teaser: There are very few things that can kill the buzz of postsex mellowness. Getting coldcocked in the side of the head by a pair of knuckles that felt like they were encased in steel ranks right at the top of the list.”
Swoon: “I wasn’t into all that power and domination crap, but with her, man, I could play lord and master all day long if she was into it.”...more
See full review on my blog Robin can’t believe she woke up in her best friends boyfriends bed and hasn’t a clue as to what happened. All she knows is
See full review on my blog Robin can’t believe she woke up in her best friends boyfriends bed and hasn’t a clue as to what happened. All she knows is that she’s naked and Nathan is all too happy to cheat on his girlfriend again with her.
Now Robin stays far far away from alcohol, from boys, parties, and her friends. They don’t know what happened, but she does and she feels horrible. Trying to figure out a way to get out of the house she shares with them she sees no way out.
Phoenix just got out of prison and he has no place to go. His mother left without warning and got rid of all of his possessions. After dealing with her drug habit for so long Phoenix just wants to move on with his life.
They meet. Robin and Phoenix meet at the beginning of the book and immediately hit it off. While there is an attraction they start out as friends who have a common dislike of alcohol. Phoenix has never touched the stuff and Robin is living the life free and away from any form of drugs. They text, watch movies, picnic with each other and all that good stuff it’s a great friendship with the underlying’s of attraction.
Then the romance picks up and it’s freaking great. I loved Robin and Phoenix together. They both help each other out and call each other rout on their issues. They’re great together, both when they were friends and when they’re dating. The romance is HOTT like on fire, but they still do other things besides, well, each other and I liked that. It was like they were a real couple.
It’s not until later that Robin’s secret comes out to Phoenix and I so loved him for how he understanding he was and how he understood.
Phoenix is well swoon worthy doesn’t even begin to describe him. He has loads of issues but throughout the book you aren’t questioning what they are. He’s very up front about his issues and I liked that about him. He is also very lonely and when Robin offers him friendship it’s honestly the best thing ever for him because he’s never had that and I have to say that really made me like him even more.
“Oh damn, I was in trouble. If I had any sense at all, I would get the hell out of there and never come back. But a cactus isn’t going to tell a rainstorm to go f*ck itself. I had never had anyone offer me this sort of innocent friendship. I wanted it like the greedy motherfucker that I was.”
Robin is so sweet and innocent. She has some issues and the full extent of them we don’t really get to see until the end of the book but I have to say I loved the way the story and Robin developed throughout the book.
I loved this book for a couple reasons. One I’m straight edge and reading the New Adult of Adult genre there are not a lot of characters that don’t drink so I had an instant connection with both of the characters.
Two both of the characters grow as characters throughout the book. I really loved that. They both grew because they were together as friends and as a couple but they also were independent of each other and that helped them grow as well which I loved.
Three: realistic characters. I loved how realistic all the characters were in this story. I didn’t realize this was the third in the series when I bought it but I felt like I connected with all the characters anyway and I really enjoyed that.
Lastly the story was original. Well to me at least. I loved what happened at the end and how they grew and how it still wasn’t perfect and how the blow out happened with loss of friendship and disapproving parents. It was great.
All in all, I loved this book I think it was a great read. I could barely put it down for a second and when I had to I was thinking about what would happen on the next page. I would highly recommend this book for the amazing characters and all of the amazing plot twists that happen.
Teaser: I studied her face in the dark, wanting to memorize it, to sketch it later. She was beautiful. She was naïve. She felt like my reward for surviving jail. I stayed awake for an hour watching her, before drifting into oblivion.
Swoon: And of course, just to torture me, it felt as good as I had imagined. God. Those lips were plump and soft and nothing had ever felt so simple and good and important....more
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Holy Propositions! Yes yes I know this review is late especially since I read this book the second it was uploaded on amazon.
Okay first off my favorite part of this story with Hallie and Bryan was the date in the park! Oh my goodness I loved it loved it loved it. Ducky!!!
There is so much to say but I don’t want to give anything away! Oh the frustration!!!
Part two takes place right where part one ends. Hallie walks right out of Bryans’ room and into well more danger. Getting saved by someone unlikely she gets into her best friend’s car and goes to a dangerous part of the city where her best friend lives. Dangerous doesn’t even begin to cover what’s going on where her best friend lives and Hallie wakes Maggie up and hightails it out of there.
Getting back to her house she walks in and Bryan is there and tells her ass hat boyfriend what’s what and leaves with Hallie taking her on a date and then back to his place. Bryan has secrets too and Hallie only has a little bit of time to save her friend before what she saw gets her killed.
Ugh that freaking ending! So mad!!! I hate hate hate her boyfriend. Such a douche bag who deserves to be kicked. Suck it Neil!!!
Bryan is really likeable. I have to say he definitely has a sensitive side that Hallie brings out. Not saying he doesn’t have a dangerous side because he definitely does and you will see it in the first couple pages just how dangerous he is.
I love how Hallie is around Bryan rather than with her jerk of an ex-boyfriend. She’s strong and more passionate with him and I really enjoy her when she’s around Bryan and even her best friend Maggie
Speaking of Maggie holy crap I can tell danger and secrets are brewing and I honestly can’t wait for the next installment.
Keep up the good work Holly!
Favorite Quote from my favorite scene: “I got attacked by a duck.” I sound shocked. “No babe, a duck tried to make out with your ankle. I’ll have to try that later.”...more
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Holy smoke! Shauna Allen has done it again! I fell in love with The Cupid Chronicles from the first book Inked by an Angel and that was it for me. I was in love. Shauna did not disappoint with Wounded Wings and from the first two sentences I kid you not I was in love.
Elijah is a fallen angel. After cutting off his wings he tries to find redemption and ends up right in loves lap. Naomi gave up her dream of nursing to help her adoptive mother Vi with her bakery. Enter Michael and destiny and BAM you have a fantastic read that will have you reading through the night.
I loved the whole book honest to goodness. I loved how both characters were scarred and how both of the main characters connected to each other and how they continued to be all “I’m not into you” thing.
Oh oh and the ending the ending! How they brought in the characters from the other books and how it hinted a certain someone will be finding love in the future! So freaking happy.
The characters ALL of them were amazing even the creepy magazine guy because he made Elijah jealous which was totally awesome. Elijah was such a sweet heart always caring and helping people without really trying to. Naomi was such a strong character and always so caring when it came to the people she loved she is definitely one of my favorite female characters.
All in all, get the book. I love how all the characters like God and the Angels seem so human. While they see past to the divine thing it wasn’t overpowering the book which I loved. I’m not hugely religious so you’d think I would have some reserves on that but honestly Shauna Allen writes it so amazingly I honestly couldn’t imagine not loving this series.
Thank you Shauna Allen for sending me a copy of you amazing book! Definitely one of the best one’s all year!
Favorite Quote: "It doesn't make me uncomfortable. Just confused." "Confused?" "Yes" "Why?" "Well, because when you kissed me the first time? His eyes darkened, hooking her. "I was in no pain and yet, I feel the same." She swallowed. "What do you feel?" "I feel..." He shifted his weight and huffed a breath as if frustrated with himself. "All I can seem to think about anymore is you, Naomi. I want to be with you. I want to see you smile. I want to go out with you again, on a real date." He gazed into her eyes with a dark unsmiling gaze. "I want to kiss you."...more
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Almost my Arrangement fan peeps I got one word for you: SpanSee my full review on my blog
I received a copy of The Arrangement 12 for an honest review.
Almost my Arrangement fan peeps I got one word for you: Spanking.
I know right now I know what you’re thinking “Spanking where?” and I will give you a hint it is someplace I am 1,000,000% certain if I were ever spanked in said place there would be tears.
Anyway onto the rest of the book and away from the hot and heave. Sean is a dream. He’s all sexual and caring and yummy, you know him being his usual but vulnerable. Lovers of Sean will fall in love with him even more.
Avery is proving more and more just how perfect for Sean she is with well you know spanking…but there’s other stuff too like standing up for him and constantly taking care of him no matter what. Love you Avery!
Okay so I am biracial and when there are characters who aren’t just Caucasian I get excited so when I thought H.M. Ward pulled a “kill the racial girl off first thing” I was not happy. However, BAM! No disappointment for me. Fans you know what I’m talking about! Love you Mel!
So…should you start reading the series if you haven’t started yet? Yes! Will this series be full of fun and surprises? Yes. Will you want to continually tear your hair out at the end of each installment. Abso-freaking-lutely. Love this series and a p.s. to H.M. Ward: The Arrangement #13 can come out like today please! Great job as usual!
Favorite Quote: "Asshat." That makes him laugh, full dimples and all. Sean must be hysterically tired because that wasn't all that funny. "I'll wear your ass any way you'll let me."
Love this quote. When I read it to my boyfriend he told me if he were to wear my butt as a hat his neck would break. *sigh*...more
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I received a copy of You Are Mine for an honest review.
Abuse: In You Are Mine the abuse of woman andCheck out my original review, and rating on my blog
I received a copy of You Are Mine for an honest review.
Abuse: In You Are Mine the abuse of woman and children and pretty much anyone who isn’t a male wizard is the norm. If anyone steps out of line they could be killed, beaten, raped, or become one of the tarnished where even then you can still be abused. Serena is hexed, beaten, and threatened often and so is everyone in her family.
Suppressed Women: Women in this story are supposed to be child bearers and a way for men to gain more power as a wizard. That’s it. Cooking, cleaning, and so on are the only purposes for women. They have no say in who they get to marry and are honestly passed around looking good until someone young or old wants them. When they step out of line they’re beaten, they can only agree with what any man says and are not supposed to have their own thoughts or feelings. Sadly many of the women who have been so beaten and suppressed their entire lives find it hard to cope when a man treats them fairly or cares about them in any way. It’s very sad and disheartening.
Murder: There is a lot of death and killing and attempts and killing in You Are Mine. It brought about a lot of suspense which made this novel all the better. If you couldn’t tell from the previous point’s women are killed, often in this story as use of sacrifice. In games men/ wizards are killed which honestly works out in Serena’s favor so while death is bad it does bring Serena a lot of good fortune.
Magic: Only men can use magic and they hold all the power in society over every single thing people can and cannot do. Magic is used for simple things like temperate, dress designs, and so on. Or it’s used for killing others, maiming, hurting, you name it magic can do it.
Arranged Marriage: You Are Mine centers around Serena who is engaged to marry one man until an event that lands her in the arms of the “Savages” who are supposed to be worse than the men Serena already lives with. Like I said before women have no say in who they marry but Serena’s arranged marriage with the Savage Zade turns into a huge scandal that definitely makes the story all the more interesting.
Overall Thoughts: You need to get this book. It’s absolutely amazing and one of the best I have read this year. You Are Mine has an amazing set of characters that worked their ways into my heart and while the world they lived in was harsh and cruel the characters made it amazing. Janeal Falor is an amazing writer and I cannot wait to read more of her work. You Are Mine drew me in from the very first pages and left me wanting even after I finished. Totally inspiring novel and I am so excited there are going to be more works done. I loved all the characters especially Serena and Zade. I loved the suspense and the, the action, and the mystery of the entire world surrounding Serena. Couldn’t love this book more if I tried.
Rating: Perfection and couldn't be better. This is like a 5/5 but better.
Thank you so much Janeal Falor for sending me a copy of your book....more
Sweet baby jesus the next book needs to come out like yesterday!
I received a copy of Mystery Rises for an honest revieSee my original post on my blog.
Sweet baby jesus the next book needs to come out like yesterday!
I received a copy of Mystery Rises for an honest review.
Shadow and all of his yumminess: Swoon Shadow is even sexier in Mystery Rises than he was in Mystery Falls. He’s more protective and a little possessive over Samantha than he was especially since his brother shows up. Man oh man would I just love to see those sexy boys in person. Anyway I digress. Sadly a lot of the book is without Shadow for a couple of reasons….well mainly one: Samantha’s dead family sucks butt. Back to Shadow he changes a lot in this novel and I loved it because since he’s so old you wouldn’t think he would be he is definitely a better character and boyfriend in this book.
The Deep Sting of Betrayal: Someone betrays Samantha and Shadow and I know who it is. I was super excited that Marilyn and the story kept me on my feet until the betrayer was revealed and the epilogue where it give a hint as to what was going to happen next I was like “You (insert profanity here)!” I knew it I knew it I knew it. Sorry but when you read Mystery Rises which you should totally do by the way you will know what I am talking about because the person who sucks butt you will not like from the beginning and when it’s confirmed who it is let’s just say you’ll be a tad shocked at how far the person went to betray someone.
Samantha: Samantha and her life are kind of in a rut while Shadow is gone. She lives day to day, week to week until Shadow comes home. I was worried it would get old reading about her waiting for Shadow to come home but Mystery Rises and Samantha definitely hold some surprises I did not expect when it came to her character. Samantha is definitely a stronger more confident no nonsense character in this book than she was in the first novel. A lot happens and I love how Samantha takes everything in stride.
The Sexy Stuff: Let’s just say my complaint in the last book about lack of swoon worthy material is completely out the window in Mystery Rises. The swoon is so on and I love it. Lots of kissing and some other fun things I did not see coming. Yeah you know what I’m talking about. “Fun stuff!” *wink wink*
After I Finished: Well when I finished Mystery Rises I was like “Where the heck is the next book?!?!” Seriously that ending was a total cliffhanger and I am so ready to dive off the edge of said cliff to find out what happens next. Marilyn definitely did a great job with this series and I cannot wait to read what comes next.
Thank you Marilyn Phillips for sending me a copy of Mystery Rises and you know for everything else you do! ...more
I received an ARC of The Proposition for my honest review.
Eeep Eeep Eeep!!!
First off Bryan Ferro is a complete and total arsSee full review on my blog
I received an ARC of The Proposition for my honest review.
Eeep Eeep Eeep!!!
First off Bryan Ferro is a complete and total ars hat! Seriously! I would love to kick his sexy behind (because of coarse he is sexy) hard! Ugh what a butt head. How H.M. Ward continuously manages to make the most erotic, sexy, yummy…… wealthy and infuriating men is beyond me. Ugh I seriously just want to kick him where the sun don’t shine because he is an ars hole (is it bad to say I think I’m in love with another Ferro?) Honestly though, I would tell him exactly where to shove is proposition, which now that I think about it the title totally makes sense now.
Hallie is so cute! Awkward, feisty, and adorable just the way I love H.M. Ward’s female characters andjust what every Ferro needs. Kick his butt Hallie!!!
Needless to say I am freaking in love with Holly’s new series which as usual I have to wait….AGAIN for the second one!!! Just when it was getting good BAM end of the book. H.M. Ward love to torture me! Why Holly Why!?!?! All I ever did was love you 8(
On a more positive note love this cover. Super sexy and I am so totally into this new series. Bring on more Hallie and Bryan Ferro!!!
P.S.: Neil needs to go! This is a sexy book Neil not an ice cream shop that only sells vanilla cones! He is a jerk off and I would love to say “See you a-hole!!!”
Should I give you a hint as to what happens in this story since I am pretty sure my rant is over? Yes? Ok so Hallie’s life has just turned upside down and she needs to get her feelings out. So she writes it all out and publishes it. Now she’s wanted everywhere for her amazing book that while she says is fiction well really isn’t. It’s her life, her life with Bryan Ferro the only man she’s ever loved and now he’s set on ruining her if she won’t have sex with him.
See what I mean about the proposition making sense now?
Love this new installment to the Ferro movie and I definitely need to get some more of this amazing series ASAP!...more
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Nadia Lake lives a life where everything is under scrutiny. The way she acts, talks, dressSee original review with an awesome author interview: here!
Nadia Lake lives a life where everything is under scrutiny. The way she acts, talks, dresses, everything. Nadia knows she must do everything she can to make sure her position is never compromised in society nor with her fiancé and best friend Nathanial Hayes heir to the most powerful corporate building in the world, but that’s exactly what happens after she leaves Nate in the hall with his boyfriend and is found murdered the next morning. Now Nadia is under scrutiny of the entire public and Dirt Mosely a man who will stop at nothing to see that Kurt Bishop Nate’s secret boyfriend is found guilty for his supposed killing of Nate that night, even threaten to kill and torture anyone to get to the truth. With Nadia placed between choosing what’s best for her family and her friendship with Nate Nadia choses family at the risk of losing Nate forever. When Nate wakes up as a replica he knows he must have died but he can’t remember how because two weeks of his memory are gone and nobody knows what’s happened. After talking to his father he tells him that Kurt killed him and they are searching for him. Nate however knows Kurt couldn’t have killed him and goes out searching for him in the Basement were the “lowlifes” live. In his search to find the truth everything is revealed and Nate finds out it wasn’t his gay lover that killed him, but someone much closer. With Nadia’s life in danger and the culprits someone no one ever expected Nadia and Nate must team up to stop them no matter the cost.
Wow!! Honestly I am super surprised I liked Replica as much as I do no offence to Jenna Black but I didn’t very much like Glimmerglass and I was sure Replica would go much the same way. Man oh man was I ever wrong. Replica had me on the edge of my seat the entire story with its part sci-fi part dystopian feel. Throughout the story I definitely felt more connected to Nadia especially since I felt she grew more as a character than Nate. Nadia went from timid girl who wouldn’t stand up for herself against anyone to taking down a corporate machine, it was total kick arsery! Nate does make a comeback and has some growth but eh he wasn’t necessarily my favorite character in the whole world. I love the fact that Replica didn’t go as planned in my head, after reading the synopsis I had this whole idea of how the story was going to go and the actual story just blew me away with surprises. I mean come on a girl who is best friends with a secret gay guy whom she has to marry? How often do you see that in books?
While I enjoyed Replica overall I had a hard time relating or even liking Nate until the end of the book. Nate is a real brat and has no real regard for anyone else’s feelings or situation. While he is burdened with a lot of secrets like being gay he shares no sympathy for those with situations that are worse than his even though he says he does. I think he made a great come around in the end and I think he will be a great character to read from in the next installment and throughout the trilogy but it was a long journey through the book to get him to the point of any growth.
Dual POV Everyone on my blog who has read any of my reviews knows just how much I love dual or triple pov stories. While I admit sometimes there is a limit on how many I still love them all the same and Jenna Black definitely chose some great characters to have to dual pov with. Nate and Nadia are so completely different and I think without both of their perspectives coming in Replica wouldn’t have been nearly as good just because of how much would have had to have been explained and how much we would have missed if both perspectives weren’t told.
Overall, Replica was a complete shock that will definitely leave readers wondering what will happen next. If I could relate Replica to anything it would be the movie iRobot. If you’ve seen the movie it’s kind of like that but not completely. Anyway I would highly suggest Replica to any YA readers to want to have a taste of the sci-fi genre. Jenna Black definitely did an amazing job with Replica and I know I will be reading the next installment Resistance....more
OMG OMG OMG tears are about to come streaming down my cheeks because I NEED the third book in this series in my hands like right now. No lie right nowOMG OMG OMG tears are about to come streaming down my cheeks because I NEED the third book in this series in my hands like right now. No lie right now or things are gonna get real up in here. Ugh that ending and death and big hulking yummy twins and why the bleep couldn't Melissa freaking DIE!!! That's not a spoiler right?
Anyway I need to let you all know my computer is hating me and so reviews will be put off for a while until I can get one fixed. Ugh I am going to be like 80 books in the review pile sh**ter if I don't get one soon since now all I have to do is read...not good folks not good.
Review soon Tigris Eden you had me from the first page!
I received a copy of Burned In Shadows for an honest review.
Holy toaster cakes I am in love with twins. Two very old and powerful twins who can read minds, turn into terrible beasts, and bleed blue blood. I know sounds sexy right? They are super delicious and I was wishing many times I was Bells (Belinda), especially during the naughty parts.
I was first introduced to Royce, Ronin, and Bells in Enslaved in Shadows and I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of them in Burned in Shadows. I was in for a surprise because wow all three were truly amazing characters with their dark and deadly pasts and devotion to each other. The twins are intense and always intent on pleasing Bells which will make readers jealous because wow they are yummy.
A twist in this book happens as Mr. Black a.k.a. Draven have gone all dark side and can’t remember his past or his mate and child. When an attack at the Shadow Unit brings Jes face to face with her mate who attacks her and then leaves, the unit sets out to bring him home. Jes goes undercover and sets out to make her man remember who she is.
Burned in Shadows is an intense and fast paced sequel that definitely left me craving more. After I put down the finished book I immediately cried because the third books release date is seriously far away.
The characters are all amazing. Jes is such a strong no nonsense character in Burned in Shadows and she is no longer afraid of everything that happened in her past. I fell in love with her character all over again because while she kicked major butt in the last book she is even more awesome in this Shadow Unit Sequel. Draven/ Mr. Black was irritating and I just wanted to shake him because he’s supposed to be a good guy but he wasn’t but he was. So many conflicting feelings he had but I still loved him. I didn’t think I was going to like Ronin because in the first book he seemed so broody but he was fantastic and my favorite out of the twins. Royce definitely has a hidden dark side which would be scary to behold but he was a great and protective character and I loved that. I knew I would love Bells. She’s sassy and strong but still sensitive and likeable. All in all every character in the Shadow Unit series as amazingly relatable and well written and that made for a great read.
I cannot wait for the next book. I hope it comes soon. Tigris Eden made a masterpiece with the Shadow Unit series so far and I cannot wait to see what she will do next. You need to pick up this series if you already haven’t.
Favorite Quote: "Even if the entire team found out Ronin enjoyed Despicable Me as much as Faith did, no one would say a word. They'd watched the movie at least a dozen times. She'd caught Ronin imitation Gru's voice."
I received a copy of Enslaved in Shadows for an honest review.
Alpha Male: Davin Stone is one hot hunky alpha male werewolf. In the first encounter of him he gives off the presence of a strong male and boy oh boy does that prove right time and time again in any and all circumstances of his life. He protects and loves Jes and her daughter with everything he has. He takes charge especially the major action scenes when someone is in danger. In an argument or in bed he dominates and it is oh so sexy.
What Hurts the Most: Jes believes she’s damaged goods after what her ex-husband Marcus put her through. When she ran for help with what we would call the Supernatural Police or Shadow Unit to get justice against what he’s doing to the supernatural and herself she runs straight into the arms of the man who originally broken her heart after a no-name on night stand. With Davin doing everything he can to knock down her defenses and mend her broken heart. Jes after being hurt for so long also needs to decided to let him back in and to make a future together with her daughter.
Strong Female Characters: I have a strong love for all strong female characters and I think what I love about them most is that they always underestimate themselves with their strength. Jes definitely does that in Enslaved In Shadows and I loved her all the more for it.
Dual POV Action: If you have ever been on my blog before you know I swoon when I know or read a book with dual POV’s. It’s was definitely icing on the cake for this book because I loved hearing Davin’s side with his alpha male voice along with his werewolf side. Sometimes they came together and other times they butted heads and I loved it. I loved seeing his interaction with Jes after so long and just everything about Davin is so strong but also so loving and it totally made me fall in love with his character. Jes’s POV was exactly what I expected. She fights with herself a lot of the time on her feelings for Davin but we all know who holds to key to her heart and Soul.
Diversity and Awesomesauce writing: I have never read anything before by Tigris Eden but from the first pages I was hooked. I loved the fact that Jes was biracial because there are not enough books out there with biracial characters. So woot woot to that because that was another reason I totally fell in love with Jes. Tigris Eden made a fantastic world with so many amazing characters and it is so genius the way all the characters played together and there were so many unexpected twists and turns I never knew what to expect. I so loved it.
Holy Cliffhangers Batman! Tigris Eden definitely leaves readers with the biggest cliffhanger of all time. Literally! You will honestly never see it coming and it will be a huge shocker. I was completely left with the need to go and find the sequel and start it as soon as I finished it.
All in all I am in love with the Shadow Unit Series and Tigris Eden is making it on my favorite authors list. Enslaved in Shadows is action packed and full of surprises. The supernatural world clashes with gods and humans you know it has to be the ride or read of a lifetime....more
Oh my goodness I fell in love with the Reaper MC series all over again with Reaper’s Legacy.
Sophie and Ruger have a complicated past. Zach was Sophie’Oh my goodness I fell in love with the Reaper MC series all over again with Reaper’s Legacy.
Sophie and Ruger have a complicated past. Zach was Sophie’s first love and also the father to her son Noah who Zach hasn’t cared about since he was in the womb. He’s been out of the picture a long time but Sophie has always had Ruger to count on. He’s more of a father than Zach ever was and Ruger loves Noah. Sophie and Ruger however do not get along at all. They fight on everything and they never hold back. Ruger wants Noah safe with him at the club so he can keep them safe and Sophie can actually do something more productive than working at bars and Sophie doesn’t want her son anywhere near Rugers club which she views as a gang of men who are sexist and do illegal activities. An upcoming war and some hot feelings definitely makes for some interesting nights.
Sophie at the beginning is incredibly innocent. She believes Zach is the bees knees or whatever. However as we see her later after she’s been raising Noah basically by herself she’s much harder and less trusting of everyone. She also battles her constant hot and heavy feelings towards Ruger since he claims he’s not a “one woman guy.” She only wants her son safe and happy and while many times that is with Ruger his lifestyle isn’t something she wants for her son so it was a constant battle for her between Ruger’s world and what she deemed as “better.”
Ruger is an alpha male with…pierced private parts. He is so so sooo different than Horse but I liked that. I loved how I got to read a lot more about the MC life through Ruger’s perspective. Ruger is a complete MC and has total loyalty for his brothers which brings a lot of conflict between him and Sophie on what is and what’s not appropriate for Noah. He isn’t really into feelings and such but he cares a lot about Sophie.
The sexiness levels of this book were something. The sexual tension between Ruger and Sophie flew off the pages like nothing I have ever read. Ruger has pierced parts which since I have read Jay Crownover’s stuff wasn’t as huge of a surprise as it was the first time I read it but of course Ruger had a huge well you know. Sophie and Ruger are seriously hot for each other the entire book even when they pretend not to be or when they’re ticked off at each other. It was seriously hot.
Now while there are a lot of dangerous situations in this book such as a kidnapping, abusive boyfriends, murder, drugs, stabbings, fighting, prison those kinds of things. The humor is this book was honestly out of this world. Horse is funny the Old Ladies are hilarious, and Ruger is funny too. Sophie’s inner thoughts are also pretty fantastic too. Especially when she’s cleaning up Ruger’s house and she starts making bins for all the stuff she finds.
Oh and Horse is so freaking funny in this book. I know this book was about Ruger and Sophie but Horse and Marie play a huge role in this book. They’re getting married and some of the main events with the hot and heavy revolve around Marie and Horses’ stuff so be on the look-out when you read this one.
Reaper’s Legacy is fantastic. I honestly could not get enough and if this series never ended that would be just fine with me. All the characters are fantastic and Joana Wylde is an amazingly fantastical magical writer so you know you should read her stuff. Just saying!
Favorite Quotes: “Jesus, you piss me off,” he murmured. “Good thing your cunt’s so fucking hot.” “Don’t call it that.” His lip twitched. “Good thing your vagina’s so gosh-darned hot,” he whispered. “Because I really, really want to stick my penis in it and have repeated sexual intercourse, bringing us to a mutually satisfactory culmination of our desires. How’s that sound?”
“Horse: Wood like you were sporting usually implies the opposite. Unless it was for me? If that's the case, I'm genuinely flattered. No judgements.”
Teaser: “Um, hate to break it to you, nut Em doesn't need justice", I pointed out, voice heavy with sarcasm. "She needs to not get cut with a knife in the first place. Women are finicky that way - we like not getting cut.”
Swoon: “You didn’t hurt me, babe,” he said. “You marked me. Big difference. That night was the most important thing that’s ever happened in my life. Holding you, catching Noah—it changed me forever. I didn’t want to forget. So when the bruises started to fade, I went and got them inked, so I couldn’t.”...more
received a copy of The Halo Effect for an honest review.
Holy crap on toast to say that Shauna Allen has done it again would beSee original post: HERE
received a copy of The Halo Effect for an honest review.
Holy crap on toast to say that Shauna Allen has done it again would be a complete understatement.
Michael the Angel of love has another mission, to bring his close friend Nobel Blackfeather and Nobel’s next door neighbor Braelyn Campbell together. Braelyn moved to Texas to get away from her ex-boyfriend who threatened her son. In Texas she hoped to make a new life for herself and her son. Now she’s getting calls from school about her son Tisten getting into fights and not doing homework. Not sure what to do anymore she signs Tristen up for the Big Buddy program and who does he get paired up with? None other than our wonderful angel Michael, Michael does whatever it takes to become close friends with Tristen and get Nobel into his neighbors life by breaking things so Nobel will have to come over and fix it. As time goes on and emotions become more and more involved the three some need to decide if they can let go of the past and move on and become the family they all so desperately need. Even when everyone becomes discouraged Michael knows God always has a plan.
The Halo Effect is one of those stories where the back stories of each character become intertwined very delicately intertwined with each character it’s amazing. I loved all the charactres, they all had such amazing growth and humor throughout the story it was hard not to like that characters. I think honestly that’s what makes Shauna Allen’s books is that each character has such a great back story with lots of struggles but in the end prevails and grows. I mean isn’t that what we as readers and people like to think for ourselves? That we will one day overcome everything weighing us down and prevail? I know I do.
The only major problem I had with the story is..well there was SOOOOO much sexual tension throughout the book that when they did come together there was no going into the scene it was just “cut to” their future. Made me sad because believe me Shauna works you up to where you’re like “I’m ready to see some action and then- nothing. Oh well that was only real complaint about The Halo Effect
This describes the "Cut to" of how I was feeling.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Halo Effect almost as much as Inked by an Angel. Shauna Allen is one of my favorite authors and The Halo Effect was definitely not a letdown as far as sequels go. I think a lot of people can get into The Cupid Chronicles, lots of swoony moments, sexy men with tattoos, and while there is the God aspect it’s not overbearing if that kind of thing bothers you. I really hope readers can check this series out because it’s awesome!! The Halo Effect is a story with deep and emotional characters that readers will identify with and a unique story line that will definitely leave them wanting more.
Favorite Quote: His hands wrapped around and gripped her hips, sliding leisurely down to cup her bottom like he’d done it a hundred times, his hands a perfect fit.
“Gorgeous,” he murmured against her lips. “First thing I noticed about you.”
“Mmm hmm.” He nibbled her lower lip. “It’s perfect. Just like the rest of you.”
She inhaled as his mouth found her neck’s sweet spot. “I think you’ve got me confused with . . . oh . . . you.”
He laughed against her throat. “Oh, no, it’s definitely you who’s perfect, baby.” He eased back long enough to pin her with his deep gaze. “Why do you think I call you Sweet Cheeks, anyway?”
Cam and his POV: Ah so swoon worthy it’s amazing. Cam is definitely my second favorite boy JLA had ever written. ISee full and other reviews on my blog
Cam and his POV: Ah so swoon worthy it’s amazing. Cam is definitely my second favorite boy JLA had ever written. I love his personality and how he’s so life like. He’s loyal, strong, and such a romantic. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Cam all over again. I am always a huge fan of dual POV books and when I heard J. Lynn was going to be writing Wait for You in Cam’s POV I was super excited. Needless to say from page one Cam was even better than he’s been in Wait for You. I loved being inside his head and honestly reading this made me fall in love with this series all over again.
Overlap: Yes there is an overlap in the scenes in Trust in Me that were in Wait for You but honestly that was to be expected and totally better than I thought it would be. Trust in Me is honestly one of the best books where they do it in another characters perspective I have ever read. The scenes seen through Cam’s eyes were almost completely different than they were from Avery’s. Also it was pretty awesome seeing Avery through other characters perspectives and get the inside to how Cam viewed her.
I have to say seeing into the other characters that we didn’t really get to know all that well in Wait for You was totally great. Ollie and Jase are completely sexy and totally lovable and I am dying to get to know their characters better in the upcoming books for this series.
I’m in Love: I loved Trust in Me just as much as Wait for You. This series is probably my favorite of JLA’s so far and I can’t wait to read more. I completely fell in love with Cam and Avery all over again in Trust in Me and I am dying to get to know the other characters in the next books. Overall if you enjoyed Wait for You you’ll love Trust in Me. If you liked Cam in Wait for You you most definitely will fall in love with him all over again. Trust in Me and the entire Wait for You series is a must read and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Bring on the next book!
Favorite Quote: “Perfect. You were perfect.” The truth was, if I was perfect, it was only because of her. It would only ever be because of her...more
I received a copy of Damaged 2 for an honest review.
Oh. My. Goodness. H.M. Ward has officially rocked my world. In all honestySee original post here!
I received a copy of Damaged 2 for an honest review.
Oh. My. Goodness. H.M. Ward has officially rocked my world. In all honesty Ward’s work before Damaged to me does not compare to the awesomeness of these novels.
After the horrible events of Sidney’s ex-boyfriend showing up with her brother in attempt to bring her home to see her sick mother Sidney and Peter are even closer than before. Now trying to find a way home Peter must come clean about who he really is: Peter Ferro, Sean Ferro’s brother. With that truth Sidney leaves Peter and heads to face her demons alone or well with Millie her best friend and roommate. The two begin to run into problems when Dean pops up at a gas station and demands Sidney come with him. Rescue comes though, in form of a very angry but drops dead sexy Peter Ferro who takes care of Dean and sends Millie home.
Now Sidney and Peter are thrown together again and with both anger, betrayal, and sexual tension handing in the air they both must come to terms with each-others past and decide if they can put everything aside for a future together. More problems ensue when Peter and Sidney meet up with Peter’s brother Sean who does everything he can to keep Sidney and Peter apart. Now Sidney must go home and face the demons of her past, but will she be strong enough to handle it?
So holy crap I am so in love with this series. First off I would NOT recommend this book to people who haven’t read The Arrangement Series for a couple reasons. For one Sean and Avery from The Arrangement Series appear in Damaged 2 and without that prior knowledge their relationship in this novel would be a tad confusing. Now, oh Holy Damaged 2 has left me reeling. First off the ending was just amazing. I loved everything in this story from the Turkey who’s not a turkey to the entire back story of both Peter and Sidney to the different side of Sean we get to see in this novel to…well I could go on and on about how much I loved this novel. Damaged 2 is such a unique novel with such an amazing story line. I’ve never read a story like it and honestly I think that’s saying a lot because I read a lot and after a while some novels seem to become similar or follow a similar style. Holly definitely has an amazing writing voice and Damaged was definitely one of those novels that will have readers loving her even more.
All in all, in case you missed it during my rant above I loved Damaged 2. It’s an intoxicating novel that will leave readers craving more of every character’s story. Damaged 2 is definitely a unique story was great characters and even better storytelling and writing. Again I wouldn’t recommend this story to anyone who hasn’t read even a little bit into the Arrangement Series or anyone under the age of 18. Damaged 2 is a great New Adult story and if anyone enjoyed J. Lynn’s New Adult Novel Wait for You, or Losing It by Cora Carmack you will most definitely fall in love with H.M. Ward’s Damaged Series.
Favorite Quote: I nearly choke. “What? We can’t stay in the honeymoon suite.” I’m next to Peter at the counter now, ready to jump over the edge to look for an alternate option. “You must have another room.”
“I’m sorry dear, but we don’t. There’s a convention that has us all booked up. The room is very lovely.”
“But it’s a…” sex room! It’s for happy couples, married couples. It’s not for us! I don’t say any of it. The words bounce around in my head like bowling balls crushing every other thought. Instinct is telling me to keep space between Peter and me, but I can’t, and this makes it worse.
Peter is grinning at me. “It’s a… what, Sidney?” He’s leaning on the counter wearing that tight tee shirt with a lazy, sexy smirk. I hate him.
“No, you defiantly thought it was something. Go ahead and tell us.” He’s teasing me.
My face heats up as a blush travels from cheek to cheek. Screw it. I say the first thing that comes into my head. “It’s just that I’m sure it’s a beautiful room and I don’t want it to get messed up like last time. Peter has issues controlling himself. He makes love like a rabid monkey and things tend to break. I don’t want to ruin your best room. That’s all.”
Peter’s mischievous grin widens, like the statement is true. I meant to embarrass him, but it obviously didn’t work.
The old woman pats my hand, pulling my gaze away from Peter. She says, “I know dear,” and looks up at Peter and winks. The girlish look on her face implies that she intimately knows what I mean.
I blink twice, certain that I heard her wrong. It makes Peter laugh. He grabs the key from the woman and says, “Thank you,Betsy. I promise that I won’t break anything while I make wild monkey love to my friend.”...more
Oh my goodness A Castle of Sand was amazing!! Holy toast just when I thought this series couldn’t blow my mind more A CastSee original post on my blog
Oh my goodness A Castle of Sand was amazing!! Holy toast just when I thought this series couldn’t blow my mind more A Castle of Sand is released and makes the Shade of Vampire series so much better.
"Sandcastles always fall." Sofia and Derek’s relationship is quickly becoming more intense. When Derek decides to take their relationship to the next level by wooing her Sofia becomes more and more hesitant about opening up her feelings to him. The Shade definitely having more problems now with Derek’s father home he plans on making Sofia’s life a living hell. When faced with the situation to move to the Catacombs with the Naturals or become a vampire Sofia chooses to move out of Derek’s home and into the Catacombs leaving less and less time for each other. Now Sofia is learning that there are more problems in the Catacombs and no humans are safe. Together Sofia and a group of Naturals try and stop the vampires’ from taking more of their blood and using them as toys. With added pressure on politics, and a surprise guest apperence of Ben the island is in more chaos than normal. Deaths are rising and blood is running out, and so is time to find a solution. Just when things seem to be going right Sofia is taken away by the evil Boris to become his bride for he was promised to him by someone very close to Sofia so long ago. When Hunter’s and Derek show up to the rescue there is no telling who will survive the battle.
A Castle of Sand was an amazing novel. I know people say there’s the curse of the third book but A Castle of Sand definitely had no problems keeping my attention throughout the entire book. Both Derek and Sofia’s feelings for each other grow more and more intense throughout this novel more so than ever before. I think all the characters grew more as characters and that just had me loving them all the more than ever before. I couldn’t believe the ending which definitely had me wanting so much more and I really wished I had waited to read this until the fourth book was released. Alas now I have to suffer with waiting for the book to be released in a couple months *sigh* it’s going to be torture.
In many ways A Castle of Sand was even more amazing and complex in its’ writing and characters than in the first book. Bella did an amazing job as usual with writing this series. I love that there are alternating pov’s and so many surprises around every corner. There has not been one book in this series that hasn’t thrown me for a loop. I cannot wait for the fourth book to this series and I know I will be rereading this series time and time again for one of the most compelling series of this time. I seriously recommend this series to everyone because I feel it’s one of those series almost everyone will like....more
Wow wow what an insanely compelling story Bella has written of blood, love, and vampire politics. A Shade oSee original post at Reese's Reviews here!
Wow wow what an insanely compelling story Bella has written of blood, love, and vampire politics. A Shade of Blood definitely kept me craving more way after the final pages. A Shade of Vampire is one of the most addicting and breathtaking series I’ve ever read.
Sofia Claremount was having a great life with her friends and Derek Novak, but then she was attacked and now has to escape the island of vampires known as The Shade with her best friend Ben or her life will forever be in danger. Trying to live a normal life though is harder to do when nightmares plague her every night to remind her of The Shade and all she left behind. Even when her best friend Ben tries to take up a romance with Sofia she holds herself back from Ben as her heart still belongs to a certain vampire she left behind on the island. Going to high school and prom is supposed to be easy but it’s becoming harder and harder to look away from everything she left behind and what happened there, especially when Ben is set on becoming a hunter to try and take back everything that was taken away from him and a certain vampire shows up to convince her to go back. Meanwhile, Derek Novak is slowly losing the battle against the darkness of his curse and his mind. He suffers from black outs and everything in his life reminds him of the woman he lost, Sofia. On the hunt for his brother and single handedly trying to save The Shade and keeping everyone safe from discovery of the Hunters and against the overtaking from other vampire clans Derek is quickly losing the battle of his sanity. When Sofia shows back up at the Shade Sofia needs to make sure she makes something out of her return to try and save the humans on the island and make sure Derek doesn’t lose his mind again. With almost every vampire against them, and their feelings for each other grow more and more for each other things don’t seem like they could become any more complicated, and that’s when Derek’s father shows up.
I swear I didn’t think Bella Forrest could do a better job after A Shade of Vampire. Boy oh boy was I ever wrong. A Shade of Blood did an amazing job of blowing me out of the water. I have such a thing for vampires and Bella did not disappoint with the Shade of Vampire Series. I fell in love all over again with this series and could not have loved this series more. I was a tad concerned with the whole multiple POV even though I’m a fan but the complexity of this story wouldn’t have been the same without all the different pov’s coming in. Emotions were definitely running high with this story and I couldn’t help but feel for every character.
All in all I loved A Shade of Blood and cannot wait to dive into the rest of this series. I highly recommend this series to vampire fans.
Quote: "I, Prince of the Shade, was begging her-supposedly my slave-not to leave me, because I knew without a doubt in my mind that her departure would only serve to plunge me deeper into the darkness that took over my life five hundred years ago when my own father turned me into the monster I was...more
I received and ARC of this book for an honest review.
Before Reading: I was so excited about reading Arrangement #7, especially afSee original post Here
I received and ARC of this book for an honest review.
Before Reading: I was so excited about reading Arrangement #7, especially after the ending in number six. I was dying to find out what happened and if Sean was telling the truth about the murders.
Plot: Avery is shocked to hear Sean’s confession about what happened to his wife and daughter. She doesn’t know what to feel or believe. Everyone has been telling her time and time again that Sean’s not right in the head, that he’s dangerous, that he’ll be her down fall and now the words have come straight from Sean.
Too bad Avery thinks he’s full of crap. When she calls him on the lie the argument ends up with Avery tied to a bed and terrified. When the event is over Sean and Avery become even closer despite the odds and insane circumstances that keep being thrown at them.
Now that Sean’s secrets, lies, and darkest desires are laid out in the open for Avery to see she realizes she loves him even more than before. When everything seems to be getting better Sean gets a call from his brother and Avery gets a letter from Ms. Black that may end up bringing an end to everything Avery is trying to hold onto.
After Reading: HOLY BLEEP! I freaking loved this short story. So freaking fantastic. The writing, the bow-chicka-wow-wow and all that was smoking hot, the humor and deep throbbing emotions were so awesome and made me love this amazing series even more. As always with H.M. Wards’s books the endings….well I was not happy the book ended where it did because as always I’m like “what’s next what’s next come on!!!” and as always the book ended leaving me guessing and using some choice words not suitable for children.
Sean and Avery’s relationship became even deeper which rocked and so did all the realizations each of them had about themselves and each other. Sean is even more breath taking and swoon worthy in this novel than any other and I was excited the book was mostly his and Avery.
Now I’m going to go crawl in a corner and die until The Arrangements #8 comes out!...more
I received an ARC copy of This Love for an honest review.
Oh my goodness I NEED MORE!!! Avery Emili’s sister has just hit her with a shock that will leave her desperate for two grand. Atticus Grimes is getting divorced after seeing his wife in a bed with two men. Now he needs to find an assistant before time runs out to do his research. When Atticus’ best friend Dane takes charge and gets Atticus an assistant he doesn’t know what to think until he sees her. Working together proves to both difficult and rewarding as sexual tension builds between the two of them with each passing moment. When Avery and Atticus finally give in to temptation their pasts begin to collide with their present and feelings that shouldn’t be there begin to form between them. Now Atticus and Avery must decide if they can put behind them and their professional obstacles to be together forever.
Dear Nazarea Andrews you are awesome. I loved This Love and could not put it down for one moment. The book is split up between the two main characters Avery and Atticus which as you should know by now I am a huge fan of. I have to say I was a tad skeptical as to whether I would like this book because the theme of student and teacher relationships in New Adult fiction seems like a huge theme but took the relationship and twisted it enough to where it wasn’t the overdone theme. Nazarea’s writing was amazing and so was the story telling. I loved This Love so so much. The characters grew so much and yet stayed the same great characters I fell in love with at the beginning of the book. Both characters have pasts and flaws and insecurities but that didn’t keep them down or prevent them many times from growing or going after what they wanted.
Overall, I loved This Love and I cannot wait for the next installment of this awesome series. This story reminded me a lot of Losing It by Cora Carmack, Wait for You by J. Lynn, H.M. Wards’ The Arrangement and Damaged Series, and Easy by Tammara Webber. This Love is definitely a great New Adult book that will have readers falling in love with the author and the New Adult series if they haven’t already.
Favorite Quote: I so chose this quote because I am telling you I say the same thing all the time "crap on toast" that is.
Crap on toast. He's a professor-it is completely unfair that he looks like that....more