Dirty Score is the 3rd book of the Rough Riders Hockey series and my least favorite so far. I just found myself gett3.5 Stars
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5
Dirty Score is the 3rd book of the Rough Riders Hockey series and my least favorite so far. I just found myself getting so annoyed with these characters and wanted to slap the lot of them. But, hey a book that can bring out that much emotion is definitely worth the read, right?
Rafe was a great guy that I just wanted to wrap in my arms and yell at the big bully that kept picking on him. Granted he's a big, tough and supremely sexy hockey player that can handle himself, but still he kind of took the crap that his supposed friend kept shoveling on him and I was way over it. Sure he was a womanizer, but he's a rich, eligible, hockey god that had women throwing themselves at him every night. And did I mention he was sexy as all get out? He wasn't a cheat and didn't lead women on so Tate's attitude was completely over the top. Once Rafe committed he was all in and there was nothing else that mattered. Rafe's feelings for Mia were palpable and I absolutely loved the way he loved her.
Sadly Mia was left in the position to take charge of the situation if anything was ever going to progress. Not only did she set up and instigate the first step, but from that moment forward she pretty much was going to have to stand up to her brother if she wanted a future and I completely understood her frustration in all of this. It's hard enough when a relationship is new, but then to have that uncertainty of Rafe's real feelings because he treated her like second choice or a dirty little secret. Hence my wanting to slap the men in her life silly.
I get that Tate loves his sister, but she's a grown woman. I just had such a hard time with this whole odd triangle. The author often wrote "Tate was Rafe's best friend" but I find it hard to accept that when Tate never treated Rafe as a friend should. Fine if he had issues with his best friend and sister dating as I've read many books on this premise, but the severity of Tate's feelings was just too much.
This book was just as well written as the previous books and just as compelling. My complaint as you probably have figured out was based on a character's personality and let's face it there are lots of "real" people in this world that act like that, so it's definitely not far fetched. You have to give credit to an author who can write a story so well that you feel like the character's actions are real and they actually bring you into the story and make you mad at them.
The Highlander’s Hope is the 1st book in the Contemporary Highland Romance series by Cali MacKay. This is in no way a historical story. This book is sThe Highlander’s Hope is the 1st book in the Contemporary Highland Romance series by Cali MacKay. This is in no way a historical story. This book is set in the here and now. I was a bit concerned about how this would work out. Let’s face it, Highlanders are hot because of the sexy accent and the domineering, often sexist attitude. This is hard to pull off in a modern setting. Have no fear, Ms. MacKay did a bang up job with this book.
Dr. Catriona “Cat” Ross has researched the famed Highlander’s Hope necklace for years and she thinks she’s found it. At the very least, she has traced it back to the MacCraigh clan and with their cooperation she believes she can find it. Lucky for her the senior Mr. MacCraigh has agreed to share all he knows and to allow her to dig through his family’s history. Things could very well be looking up for Cat, or so she thought. She showed up at the MacCraigh castle only to find herself face to face with the arrogant and suspicious eldest son, Iain MacCraigh. He offers his help, but demands to know the real story behind her looking into the family’s history. She was burnt before by her old partner, a man she cared for, taking credit for all of her hard work. If he knew she was on the trail of the Highlander’s Hope he could completely cut her out and history would repeat himself. It doesn’t help any that the man drives her crazy. Okay, she’ll admit that it’s sometimes in aggravation and sometimes in an I-want-you-hot-and-naked-lying-on-top-of-me way. She’s afraid to trust her instincts, thus begins a story of second guessing.
“Have to say – there’s nothing I like more in a handsome man than a touch of geek.”
Iain MacCraigh is well known for the riches he’s accumulated by his expert business sense and for his womanizing. Few know him as the man who will stop at nothing to protect his family, which is his biggest problem right now. His brother has gambling problems and takes responsibility for very little. But, now he has included his father in his problems. Iain’s money is tied up in his business ventures, but he has to find a way to free up a lot of money to pay off his brother’s debts before the family loses all they have. When Cat shows up wanting to wade through his home and life, he fears she is looking for a story to sell. Finding out the real reason she is there he quickly agrees to help. If found, the necklace could save his family, but he’s promised Cat that he would never sell it. As his feelings progress, he knows he has to come clean and tell Cat his intentions. He fears that telling her the truth will ruin the rocky foundation they are building together.
“I’m only stubborn when I’m right.” He had to laugh. “Then ye must think yerself right an awful lot, since ye’re the most stubborn lass I’ve e’er met.”
This was such a great book. Iain was definitely a modern highlander. He respected Cat as a woman and as a professional and had no problems working alongside her. Yet, he was protective and caring. I loved his witty comments and his calm acceptance of Cat and who she was and how he dealt with her.
What can I say, but absofuckingmazing! Raid is the 3rd book in the Unfinished Hero series by Kristen Ashley. I swearHotness Rating 4 out of 5
What can I say, but absofuckingmazing! Raid is the 3rd book in the Unfinished Hero series by Kristen Ashley. I swear there is nothing this woman can't write that I don't love. I even go into it thinking "this one is going to be just okay" and bam I'm hooked, again by the last page.
Hanna Boudreaux has lived the same small Colorado town her whole life. It's a happy, if boring life, that she leads. She takes care of her great-grandmother, who very well may be one of the most amazing women on earth, she crochets for a living and makes a good darned living doing it and she has a huge crush on Raiden Ulysses Miller. Some things never change. She's worshipped him from afar since she was a young girl. He didn't notice her then and he doesn't see her now.
Raid Miller has badass written all over him. Out of the marines now, he's back in his small, hometown. Of course, his reasons for being back are known only to him and his men, but he's back and Hanna has just landed on his radar. She's sexy, sweet and goofy - everything he's never known he wanted. Now, he just has to find a way to protect her and convince her that his love and feelings are real.
"Warm afghans, pretty blue eyes, totally dorky and an unbelievably wet, sweet pussy", he murmured against my neck, then lifted his head and looked down at me before finishing on a whisper, "The girl of my dreams."
No one can write a sexy, hot, alpha male like Ms. Ashley. Even when they are being jerks you are rooting for them. Kristen, in your free time, maybe you can re-write my husband. I am not nearly as understanding with him when he's being a jerk.