Lothaire the Enemy of Old. He's arrogant, self-centered, selfish, powerful, driven, egotistical, ruthless. He wouldn't stop at anything to get what heLothaire the Enemy of Old. He's arrogant, self-centered, selfish, powerful, driven, egotistical, ruthless. He wouldn't stop at anything to get what he wants. His only fear is betrayal. Betrayal by the ones he cares about, which is why he stopped letting people close.
Ohh but how I've loved his badass self throughout this series and this book was off-the-charts amazing. Completely different than a lot of the books in this series, this author never ceases to amaze me. She can create a completely different story every single time.
He's known his bride was Elizabeth since she was nothing but a human teenager. A mountain redneck human teenager, with no class and very little education at that. He never thought he could be paired with one such as her. Until Saroya possesses Ellie's body. That must be his bride. Fit to rule alongside him when he recovers his kingdoms! To free Saroya, he must destroy Ellie's soul. But he can't do that without La Doradas' ring. RRIIINNNNGGGGGGGG
I'm not telling you what happens, all I want to say is this: Lothaire is one bad, ruthless vampire, but he will make your body shudder and your girly bits quiver! He is so sexy! So in charge and in control! Ellie is very sweet and maybe just the right personality for him, and definitely the right species to bring him down a notch.
They've both been through so much but there were times when my heart would break for Lothaire, what he has suffered, why he is the way he is. And the moment he realizes that others have tried to help him and have been there for him is priceless.
And how can we forget the valkyries, crazy as always, love them. Best of all Nix. She has her lucid moments and her crazy ones, but when the haze in her head has to clear she manages to show us a bit more of her true self in this book. And all the new characters? Ohh the possibilities!
And the last thing I just have to say... if you've never listened to an audiobook, do yourself a favor and get this one. Robert Petkoff brings Lothaire to life, with a perfect and very sexy accent, and enough emotion in telling this story that I felt I was actually watching it play out in front of me.
In case all that was too much to decipher: I.L.O.V.E.D.T.H.I.S.B.O.O.K....more
It feels like I've been waiting to read Chase's story since forever, and well, I have. I fell in love with hThis review was posted at Under The Covers
It feels like I've been waiting to read Chase's story since forever, and well, I have. I fell in love with his character in Tegan's book and have seen him go from a highly respected member breed society to an Order warrior, to well... it hurts to think where he's gone lately.
But I think this was always the frame of mind he was supposed to be in, not the too far gone, but the bit reckless and out of control. He was always a rebel at heart and just needed that side of himself to come out.
This book picks up where Deeper Than Midnight left off. Chase is the prime suspect the human police have on a murder attempt on a politician as well as some terrorist attacks around town. The Order has been forced to relocate and Chase, he has one mission in his mind before he "finishes" himself. He wants to destroy Dragos.
Caught in the crossfire here is Tavia Fairchild. First of all, let me just say she might be one of my favorite heroines of this series. And you're in for a surprise with her character! A Big One! She is truly the perfect match for Chase and through his attraction to her she's able to bring him down from the ledge just enough for him to see a future.
As a couple, they were great together. The romance and the heat were excellent. But that's not all this book has to offer. Dragos is still present and causing havoc. There were even times in this book when I thought "How can everything be going his way?". But in the end, the story was full of action, it grabs you from the first page and doesn't stop until the end. What a ride!!!
And I can't leave aside the little ones. I love Mira and Nathan and Kellan and I'd love to see their characters developed more. Maybe even get books? Also there are new developments with most of the couples, which was very nice to see.
If you are a fan of this series, you have to read this book NOW! If you haven't started it yet, what are you waiting for? A bit dark, and not always roses, this series and characters are captivating!! Great job Ms. Adrian!! I can't wait for more!
I don't know if I'm a little biased here or not, but I admit I've loved this series from the beginning. Granted, I've had my ups and downs with it because I wasn't always a fan of what Rachel was doing or how she was acting. But she was always real and something about her carries this series forward always with growth.
A few books back, PALE DEMON blew my socks off and became my new favorite in the series. Especially after we had a few of not 100% awesome books in the series and I was starting to loose the excitement. The previous book, A PERFECT BLOOD, was not my favorite but still was amazing. Then here comes EVER AFTER. *gasp* *shock* *faint* EVER AFTER is the best Hollows book E.V.E.R.!! 5++++ Stars!
I'm not even exaggerating! This is the best book in the series so far because Rachel is very comfortable in her own skin. She kicks ass, she shows her emotions and she takes care of business. I don't want to get into the details of what she has to do in this book to save the demons and the Ever After, but lets just say that Rachel was top bitch on all counts.
Then there's Trent. I have to recommend that you read the bonus story in A PERFECT BLOOD, written from Trent's POV. I found that reading this story affected how I saw things that Trent did and said during EVER AFTER. You can read the short story online by clicking here and then select the first Teaser Chapter link on the left. That being said.... I feel in love with Trent all over again. Yes, he caught my eye in DEAD WITCH WALKING because I have a thing for bad boys, but in EVER AFTER he is real. We get a never before seen glimpse at who he is really is, how he really acts, what he truly likes. And I think that the full on Trent effect did wonderful things to the butterflies in my stomach. The elf is amazing! And there is a lot of him.
For Trent and Rachel lovers...well, let me just say I was more than happy. I can't contain my excitement on this one. I think I had a grin for big chunks of this book because of how happy I was with where the developments were going. I love how well they work together, I think they make an amazing team. I'm excited to see them working together more in the future. Hopefully the team work will also bring them together. It worked well in this one.
The actual story in EVER AFTER is action packed and full of emotion. WOW! There will be tears, gasps, hearts beating fast and maybe even sobs. So much happens, so much goes wrong. An exciting ride all the way along because you don't really see any of it coming. Just when I thought for sure things would start looking up, they got worst. To the point that I wasn't sure there would be light at the end of the tunnel.
But Rachel and Trent's relationship wasn't the only one that we saw, even though it was the most predominant one in EVER AFTER. Rachel and Al had some pretty awesome moments, although I got the feeling that a good friendship was forming instead of any chemistry going on. Seeing a bit of Al's past and finding out, finally, why the demons hate the elves was pretty awesome. Al is always a focal point of this series and even when he's not part of the book as much, like in this one, he's still key to anything that goes on. Love him!
Then we have our lovable sidekicks. I am a huge Jenks fan, and I was beyond happy to see that he was starting to move on with his life. So much has changed for him throughout the series. Having a female by his side that fuzzes over him and takes care of him, it warmed my heart. And even dealing with his son and the hard choices he had to make. Jenks is THE man!
But another little guy that usually is more a sideline character for me, but I just LOVED in this book, was Bis. Bis put on his big boy pants and got the job done! And we get to meet his dad, and his dad is so proud of him. That whole storyline was perfect to fill in the details I needed to make Bis a must read character.
I can't tell you much more without giving you any spoilers. And I don't want to give you any. Except that I do have to complain about one thing... when is Nick going to die???? I am waiting with baited breath for his final hours. He deserves a slow painful death. Even though I thought I couldn't get to hate him more than I already did, after reading EVER AFTER, I want to reach across the pages and murder him myself. Evil, sneaky, slimy, piece of ......
Yes, this was a bit fangirlish, but I can't really say anything different after the awesomeness that was reading it. This book was amazing from beginning to end. I loved EVERYTHING about it! And after having read the ARC, I've already pre-ordered the audiobook, as well as a signed hardcover copy. Yes! It was that good!
"As long as Felix was here, Trent would be the epitome of Teflon - knowing nothing, seeing nothing, accomplishing nothing - boring, boring, boring. He was also ticked. I could tell by the faint rim of red on his ears. "I hope you and Rachel had a pleasant dinner."
"I should have called Ivy."
"That's dumber than Tink's dildo!"
"Down, I think," he whispered, and making a sharp nod, he turned away.
I thought of Al in his dream, looking nothing like this, more like an elegant bat. Broken? Perhaps, but I had put his butterfly back together with my blood. "I never liked the movie Titanic," I said, and he grunted, his gaze sharpening on me. "They both could have gotten on that damn door."
"I want..." he said, then hesitated, taking a breath of air and lifting his chin. "I want one pure thing in my life," he said loudly, his voice ringing in the red-tinted air. "I want one thing I can point to and say, 'That is good, and it's a part of me."
First things first, LOOK AT THAT COVER! Sorry, got that all out. I admit the cover and the title where theThis review was posted at Under the Covers
First things first, LOOK AT THAT COVER! Sorry, got that all out. I admit the cover and the title where the two reasons I bought this book. At the time I had read the Masters of Menage series she co-writes with Shayla Black, but a lot of times it's hard to tell who's voice you are reading at one time or another. I didn't know either that she was Sophie Oak, not that it would've made much of a difference since I haven't read her stuff yet.
So I'm going in blind with no expectations and this book rocked! It has all the elements that I enjoy in my erotic romance, with the suspense, the secret organization of hot men going undercover and using their dominant sexuality to get the job done!
Sean Taggart is all kinds of dominant aka my kind of man! He's good at what he does which is why he has to go undercover to try to find a terrorist. With the main suspect being the owner of an employment agency, his best bet is to try to get information out of his assistant, Grace. But Sean is hit with lust and love at first sight, which at times doesn't help him do his job much.
I love the fact that Grace is older than Sean. I love the fact that he makes her feel good about herself and he loves and adores everything about her. The man is good for her self esteem as well as her pleasure. After a life of vanilla but having read plenty of BDSM books, Grace is more than ready to test drive the submissive lifestyle with Sean.
My only complaint was the overuse of "little one". It is not the first time I see this term of endearment in a BDSM book but it is the first time that I felt like if he said it one more time I was going to reach through the pages and choke him.
This book had it all: action, romance, suspense, intrigue and some smoking hot sex! All the characters were great and I can't wait to read the books for the rest of the men in this series....more
I'm just going to do a quick review for this because there are already so many great reviews out there but this book rocks! I was really not expectingI'm just going to do a quick review for this because there are already so many great reviews out there but this book rocks! I was really not expecting to be wowed to the extent that I was. What with all the hype that this series got, that was definitely one of the reasons why I kept pushing it back on my reading schedule. Of course with the movie coming out, I had to read it.
My thoughts on how great it was can be summarized in one sentence: "This book took over my life until it literally hurt to put it down!" Damn work for getting in the way, and interactions with people where cut back to a minimum. I just had to read this in every spare second that I could! Such an amazing and original story, I am hooked and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the trilogy. I am ready for the emotions to come out now....more
Words that can best describe this book for me: Rough, Hot, Dirty, Fast, Dominant, Wild
Don't let the inspirational cover look-a-like fool you! =) This book is hawt! After finishing Corralled, and even though I liked it, there was something missing. I think that something was the family and community bond that is now present in Saddled and Spurred.
Hank and Kyle, the men of book one, are actually all part of a group of friends that we learn more about in this book. Of course there's Hank's brother Abe, and one of the buddies is Bran. Reserved, calm, cool Bran. Excellent rancher and excellent fisherman. Not the guy that is the best looking to always get the girl. Definitely the guy that thinks a beauty queen like Harper would never look his way.
But I have a secret to tell you, I am falling a little bit in love with Bran! Not that I've personally had a cowboy myself, but maybe Ms. James could introduce me to a Bran?!?! Because he rocked my world! Bran is a dirty talker to boost, and I just love that Harper is willing to give herself over to him.
And Harper was no slouch either. I adored her. Beautiful as she is and yes a beauty queen, she is no primadonna. She's struggled to make ends meet doing whatever she has to do to support herself and her sister, and put her through school, giving up on her own dreams. And now she ends up working for Bran as his temporary ranch hand!
Then there's the secondary characters. Hank's sibligns, Abe and Celia, I can't wait to read about them! The new resort in town is bringing with it some new characters to stir things up. I can't wait for Abe's book next!!!...more
I have to be honest here... I read the book, I sat and thought about it. Then I walked away from writing this rThis review was posted Under the Covers
I have to be honest here... I read the book, I sat and thought about it. Then I walked away from writing this review for a couple of days because I wanted all my feelings to fall back and settle down and here's how I feel now.
When you run a series for 27 books you have to know that what keeps readers interested is not JUST reading about yet another couple in the world they've grown to love. There has to be more. When I finished reading STYGIAN'S HONOR I actually thought that this book had completely missed the mark on giving me that. Then on second thought I guess there was a good story, actually maybe even a better plot than in the previous book. But I have two major issues with STYGIAN'S HONOR and the reasons why I think I enjoyed the last book more than this one.
I really haven't had the chance to care one way or another about Stygian. He's the typical overprotective breed and quite frankly, I've read that before. There was nothing that really stood out about him amongst a sea of other breeds. Well, maybe except for the fact that he's awesome at dirty talk.
Then there's the heroine, who actually annoyed me to pieces for most of the book. Then her back story comes along and yes, maybe she stops being so whiny, and she's tolerable. But again, her character is not all that memorable, even though there is a crazy twist at the end which I'm hoping will set a different tone and new adventures for the future of the series.
OK ok ok it was interesting. And I may be the only one that feels this way but I am actually getting tired of the "save Jonas' daughter" plot. I think it's being dragged and I wish there was a resolution for it already. I need something to finally happen so that we can move on to something else.
What ever happened to...
I find the choice in couples lately to be a bit strange. We are getting books about breeds we've barely even heard of when we are still missing important stories, like Dr. Eli and Cassie. At this point, I don't think Cassie can possibly be too young still, right?
I love Cassie, don't get me wrong. But I find it so unrealistic when every time her character is needed in a book for some random breed that she has this special bond with them, they always have inside jokes and she's just their BFF almost. It happened again with Stygian and somehow it didn't ring true.
Seriously, am I the only catching these things? Gideon was introduced in LAWE'S JUSTICE and we learn more about his character in this book. I have a feeling he might be the next book, since it would seem the logical progression of the general story. And I like him well enough. But has no one else notice that his name is exactly the same as Sylvia Day's hero in BARED TO YOU?
This wasn't a bad book. It was pretty hot because, well, it's Lora Leigh. I just really need to start seeing some tying up of loose ends, fresh stories and a HEA for the characters I've already come to love without introducing a million new ones. I wish we had the magic of DAWN'S AWAKENING or even LION'S HEAT back.
The Alpha Pack has quickly become one of my favorite shifter series! The characters are all unique, interesting and sexy in their own way. The world and how it integrates shifters that have certain special abilities is fantastic. And the stories in each book always keep me on toes.
I should warn you that I have a soft spot for this man. Kalen Black is a perfect dark hero. I fell in love with him from the very beginning and I’ve been dying to read his story! First of all, he’s a panther. Score two thumbs up for him on the sex appeal department. On top of that, he’s a sorcerer. That combines two of my favorites! Oh yeah, and he’s got the tall, dark and goth look going for him. He’s dangerous, he’s a bad boy, the one you want to fix.
Obviously I recommend reading this series in order, including the novella, but we were left with Kalen wanting to protect Dr. Mackenzie from an evil fae that had gotten inside her head, and the only way to do that was to put himself on the receiving end of the evil fae’s mental influence.
This was hard to read for me. Loving Kalen as much as I do, it was hard to see him struggle with the Unseelie King’s influence. But then he also showed why he’s made of awesome. He is one of the strongest characters in this series. I love him, I love his strength, his love for his mate. His protective side and his animal side. *sigh* I just have a crush on him.
Dr. Mackenzie is no pushover either, she’s amazing. Perfect for Kalen. She’s a strong female who can go after what she wants but who can also stand on her own two feet and face the world. Whether that be alone or to protect the ones she loves.
Now as far as what happens in the story… my lips are sealed. Because so much happens!!!! And I wasn’t expecting a lot of it, but loved every single minute of it, every event and every twist.
This book was action packed and smexy packed. You will fall in love with Kalen if you weren’t already.
“You want me to go down there with you? I’ve seen this movie, and it didn’t end so good for the stupid hero.”
I first fell in love with both characters in book one. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, is a rake, a flirt, alwaThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I first fell in love with both characters in book one. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, is a rake, a flirt, always getting in trouble and never sleeping alone. We heard a little bit about his "condition" of needing to have someone sleep with him or he just can't sleep but we didn't know the origin of that story. Isn't it always the funny, unabashed heroes that have the most depth? Well that's exactly what you can expect from Lord Payne.
While everyone in town thinks he has his sights set on Diana Highwood, it is actually her sister that has caught and stirred his interest. Minerva is the smart one of her sisters, she never wants to outshine another so long as she is left alone with her rocks. Well, she is very much interested in geology and has found a fascination with some underground caves in Spindle Cove. While her mother decided to extend their stay thinking that Lord Payne might propose to her sister, she's been researching and gathering information about a footprint she's found in one of the caves.
But when she hears from the rumor mill in town that Lord Payne might be proposing to Diana so that he can access the money in his fortune earlier than he was supposed to, she comes to him with a proposition. He can come along with her to a geology simposium so she can present her findings which will earn her 500 guineas. He can keep the money, which will support him until his birthday in London, when he will have access to his fortune. Tempting as this might be to a rake like him (ha!) she doesn't have an easy time of it convincing him but finds himself going anyway.
It helps that he's been attracted to her from the start for unknown reasons. Or maybe just because she is a surprise. They are polar opposites and they bicker and argue at every opportunity. He teases her constantly but she gives it right back. She's so innocent at times where he is concerned. And she reaches a part of him that he doesn't show others easily.
I loved Colin and Minerva together so much I just couldn't put this book down! There was never a dull moment in their adventure to get to Scotland and I was rooting for them the whole time. And there is also a tortured past that our hero has to face head on for his girl that might've brought me close to tears towards the end. If you like your heroines spunky and smart, crazy adventures, funny dialogues and a whole lot of sparks flying then you must read this book!
This has been a highly anticipated book for me. We are getting close to the Apocalypse, will they be able toThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This has been a highly anticipated book for me. We are getting close to the Apocalypse, will they be able to prevent it or will all hell literally break loose? At the end of Immortal Rider Regan, a member of the Aegi, had volunteered to have sex with Thanatos and get pregnant. The whole thing went down with all kinds of betrayal and I couldn't help but feel like beating Regan to a pulp by the end of that book.
Lethal Rider starts eight and a half months later. Regan is very much pregnant and in the custody of the Aegis and Thanatos has been in a hellhound saliva induced frozen state for that whole time, not knowing Regan was pregnant. When the hellhound saliva wears off before it should and he's able to escape and goes straight for that pull he has towards Regan, he finds it's not just her, she's carrying his child, so he kidnaps her to bring her to his home and keep her safe until she gives birth to his agimortus, or baby.
I know some people are thinking "How could I be ok with her after what she did?" and I admit I felt a little bit like that but I understood her reasons why in this book perfectly. It's her past, the way she views herself and her relations with others and her loyalty to maybe the wrong people. I thought it was great that Thanatos took his time getting past that and it wasn't a magical "everything is ok now" moment. And of course, this is Thanatos we are talking about. Sexy bad boy, I just can't get enough of him!
What a rollercoaster of destruction and mayhem everywhere! The land down under has been taken over by hell, Pestilence is causing so much chaos everywhere, getting allies in all the wrong places, and destroying everything in his path.
What can you expect? Some things are not what they seem, angels, Aegi and vampires will throw you for a loop. Seems like you can't trust anyone! I loved seeing some of the past of Reseph's life, it wasn't much but it showed a caring side to him, and I admit I had to laugh at his music preferences! I feel this started setting him up as a character that we should like.
There are also some minor and major clues about the origin of the horsemen so watch out for the clues in this book, as well as more information about the daywalker vampires and Thanatos role in their existence.
There's just enough of the secondary characters that I love. Kynan, Wraith, Shade, Eidolon, Conan, Limos, and even a bit of Arik. I can't help but love that Ms. Ione keeps her old characters present and involved in her series.
So am I ready for Reseph now? Since I won't tell you what happens in this book, then I can only say after this one, you'll only want to get Rogue Rider that much faster!!!
Reason # 546 why you should buy this book: LOOK AT THAT COVER!!! I guarantee it will look really nice sittinThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Reason # 546 why you should buy this book: LOOK AT THAT COVER!!! I guarantee it will look really nice sitting on your nightstand or bookshelf. But seriously, this book is a MUST-BUY if you like your erotic romance scorching hot with a good dose of suspense. You can't go wrong when you put three incredibly talented authors together and let them run wild. And run wild they did!
Arresting Desire by Shayla Black 4 Stars I'm coming late to the Sexy Capers party. This is a series by Shayla Black that I have NOT read. Yes, I know, shocker! And believe me, this is something I will have to remedy shortly. But even, without having read the previous two books I had no problem getting into this story. Jon Bocelli has apparently been working undercover in a mob operation until they were able to crack the case, but the mob boss died in the process and now Jon's brother is in jail for that murder. Jon has to go back now to find some proof that his brother is innocent. And this will put him face to face with Lucia DiStefano, that mob boss's youngest daughter and the object of his lust during his whole undercover work. Not only will he have to ask for her help to save his brother, but he will have to deal with his feelings for her once and for all. And they are hot and dirty! Sexy cop + virgin mob princess = explosive heat!
On Fire by Sylvia Day 5 Stars I don't even know where to begin with this story. The title says it all. End of review. I've only read one other Shadow Stalker novella and it was verrrra hot as well but this one had smoke coming out of ears and sweat forming it was so hot. A series of fires in local business are all hitting home for fire inspector Darcy Michaels. When the crimes are too much for the small town cops to handle it, she calls in the cavalry and Deputy Marshal Jared Cameron and his partner are sent in to investigate. And from page one when Jared met Darcy it was straight to the point "I want you, I'm going to have you". I love strong female heroines and that's Darcy to a tee, but she has such a damaged past that it has made it easy for the wrong people to get close to her. Jared is of course the alpha male that everyone dreams of having, in and out of the bedroom. And even though I thought he would be overprotective and too macho to let her do her job and take care of her issues, he was perfect and gave her the space she needed and the opportunity to show that she can handle her own. Only bad part is that I had the killer pegged from the beginning, but the rest of this story was so good that didn't even take a star away! On Fire had me burning up!
The Unwilling by Shiloh Walker 4 Stars Mica Greer is trying to catch a serial killer. Her only hope right one is a retired FBI agent with a special psychic gift who just happened to be her partner and lover 15 years ago. Colby rejects his gift for all the heartache it has brought him and how difficult it has made his life. But when Mica shows back up in his life asking for help with catching this killer, he has to help her. Whether its because its the right thing to do or because he never got over her and will do anything to be close to her again. If there is one thing that Ms. Walker can do like very few people can is to write a villain that might just give me nightmares. And oh the shudders I felt while being in the mind of this killer. I have new and disturbing images to associate to an otherwise fun song in my head now. Although this story has less heat than the rest, its still an amazing and suspenseful story that will have you glued to every word. As it happens every time I read a book by Ms. Walker, once you start you are sucked in until you finish! And along the way you will go on an emotional roller coaster along with the characters. So great!
Hot rock stars? Check. Tats? Check. Sexy piercings? Check. A panty-melting smile? Check. We fell in love witThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Hot rock stars? Check. Tats? Check. Sexy piercings? Check. A panty-melting smile? Check. We fell in love with Ms. Cunning Sinners on Tour and we finally have a new book by her again. But oh the tease! Yes, this is a short story. And this is a completely different band. But do you see me complaining? Well, maybe just the fact that I wanted more, more, more!
Gabe, aka Force, is the drummer of Sole Regret. And sometimes he is just too tired to deal with the groupies they have hanging around after a concert. But one girl catches his eye. And she looks nothing like a groupie, especially when she says no to lead singer Shade.
Melanie had pretty much been dragged there by her friend Nikki, who is a groupie and who just wants to nail Shade. Tats and piercings scare her, she never though she would go for a guy like these rockstars until she stumbles across Gabe. And then holy hell sparks starts going off like Fourth of July between them.
This is the perfect little read to heat up a summer afternoon ;) Be sure to check this one out and be like me... on the lookout for the next Sole Regret fix!
"He never questioned his little head's instincts. His dick has excellent taste."
"She'd known a few cock teases in her life, but she'd never met a pussy tease before."
"He dove under the covers, delighting in the sound of her laugh as he cupped her breasts in both hands and kissed her flat belly."...more
You can also find there a deleted scene the author shared, A HORSEMAN WEDDING.
What a ride this book was! I’m always scared going into reading a book that has this much hype around it, and UNDENIABLE scared me. It was first recommended by a good friend when it first came out and I added it to the never ending TBR. Then a lot of friends of mine read it and raved about it. But I have to thank Kitty for kicking my butt into starting this after I met her this week. She told me it was an addicting read and that was the final straw. I HAD to see what everyone was talking about. And when I started, I admit I did so with apprehension.
Needless to say, the author won me over from the very first chapter. I was captivated by Eva, an adorable five year old with a lot of personality who just happens to be the daughter of the head of a motorcycle gang from New York. And she’s visiting her father in jail. There she meets Deuce who, at 23, is also the son of the head of a motorcycle gang from Montana, sort of her dad’s enemies and sometimes business associates. She charms her way into Deuce’s heart, and into mine. And just the same way, Deuce imprinted himself into Eva’s heart.
Deuce moves on to make some tough decisions and take over the Horseman gang. Eva grows up as the Demons gang princess. Their paths cross a few times over the years but their relationship, despite their love and attraction, never seems to come to an HEA. And then things go downhill.
UNDENIABLE is raw, dark, gritty, intense and uncut. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but good thing I’m not easily offended because this book ROCKED MY WORLD. Might just be my top read of the year. The emotions are very close to the surface and in your face and nothing is sugar coated. Although there were many things that, in theory, would turn me off from reading or enjoying a book, such as the fact that 23 year old Deuce had paid so much attention to a little girl throughout the years while she was so clearly underage for him to pay attention to; the fact that this book has rape (not by the hero) and cheating which I usually steer clear of with very few exceptions; or maybe the fact that it deals with some disrespect to women by men and by the women themselves. When I think of everything this book dealt with all I can say is that the author did a SUPERB job at making every single thing that happened and was said be an important and necessary part of this story. And none of it bothered me the way I thought it would.
Seems hard to believe, but yes without rape and jerkish moments this story wouldn’t be what it was and that would just be a shame because Eva and Deuce couldn’t get to their HEA. Now, I’m not saying that Eva and Deuce are perfect. They are some of the most screwed up individuals around. In Eva’s case I have to blame her dad for being oblivious to what was happening in his daughters life and how far in a corner she got with her relationship with Frankie. And with Deuce it was his whole life. He never had it easy and just didn’t know any other way to be. But without every single thing that happened they couldn’t have ended up together and made it real. Even though it broke my heart.
And speaking of breaking my heart, this book had me in tears more than once. From the very beginning I got teary eyed, every so often in the story, definitely towards the end, and again as I write this. It tore my heart out and stomped on it a few times. But then it was uplifting and it had me melting. It was the perfect roller coaster ride of emotions.
It was sad in a way to see the light that was Eva instead of growing was extinguishing as the book went on and things happened. But what a tough woman she was throughout it all. Loyal and loving, trying to make everyone she cared about happy and sacrificing EVERYTHING, and I mean everything. That’s why she’s my top bitch, because she went from a chick I would love to hang out with because she was fun and cool, to a woman that had been beaten down by life who fought to come out on top.
I think I fell in love with Deuce early on in this book. Maybe I have a sick liking for bad boys but he pushed all my buttons and pulled the strings of my heart from the time he beat a bunch of teenagers that were trash talking Eva when she was just 12. But Deuce is not a “good” bad boy. He’s all bad, all the way around. He’s a jerk and a scumbag at times, but even then I could see past what he was doing to what he was feeling and my heart was breaking for the loneliness and anger inside of him. He loved Eva and sometimes he didn’t show it the way he should, but that was part of who he was and why things had to happen the way they did.
Then there are the other characters in the book. Eva’s best friend, Kami, is a rich society girl from New York who grew up with Eva. She’s also another sad case. Misunderstood, unloved by her family who didn’t care two cents about her and married her off for connections. I loved her and I was so sad for her. She had no self respect and just wanted to get some enjoyment out of life however she could. But she was always there, fighting for her friend. ‘Til the end and through everything. Her husband, Chase, I have to say I just hated him. But I also understand his sick point of view. In a way. The Horseman boys, especially Ripper and Cox, were a biker head case and I couldn’t wrap my mind around why they did what they did in their personal lives. But I was happy to see a change in them. And then there’s Frankie…although he’s a frightening bad guy, he’s also such a lost soul. He was sick and demented, scary as hell, but at the same time so sad. Every single character in this story added something to it, there were no fillers.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you what happens because you just have to read the book. I devoured these 200+ pages in about 12 hours (including my beauty sleep, because I started the book when I went to bed). I couldn’t put this down, even when I went to the bathroom. I rarely have impulses to re-read books but I can guarantee you this will be one of those that I will.
What an amazingly FUCKED UP life these people had, I couldn’t have been happier to see that they got an HEA and to feel part of everything that happened along with them. Even though I wanted to read more about Eva and Deuce’s HEA than what we got.
“Promise me you’ll stay that way, yeah? You and me kid, we were fuckin’ born in the life, reared by the road and the wheel; it’s what we know and where we belong but that don’t mean it won’t take its toll. So you promise me, no matter what you see, no matter what sort of fucked up shit happens to you. Don’t let this life turn you bitter.”
“He’d lost his motherfucking mind. None of this should be happening. But there it was. …the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and he’d just bought himself a one way ticket.”
“He was a simple man. He liked kegs, country music, and down home pussy. He didn’t see the need to dress up the fact that he was getting drunk and laid. It was all the same in the end. Sloppy kissing, skin slapping, and a nasty hangover. Why the fuck put a decorative umbrella on it?”
“Because, baby, I’m wild pussy, and wild pussy can’t be bought. Wild pussy doesn’t like having pretty things thrown at it and being expected to do the samba on someone’s cock in return. Wild pussy doesn’t do deals. Wild pussy lives free and for itself and takes it however it likes it – on a bed, on a couch, on the hood of a car, in a bathroom stall, or up against a wall in an alleyway – and it laughs the entire time. I’ve known you for a while now, Chase. I know you’ve never had wild pussy, and I know you never will. Wild pussy doesn’t fuck uptight cock. And, it sure as hell doesn’t like silk boxers.”
“Fuckin’ listen, Eva, and listen good. Words are shit, and I ain’t good with them anyway. So, here’s the fuckin’ truth for you, straight up. I’m forty-eight years old, gonna be forty-nine all too soon, and I damn well know a good thing when I see it. And, babe, all I’ve ever been able to fuckin’ see is you. Not many chances a man has in his lifetime to do right, to earn the love of a good woman, and to get a taste of true freedom. And, babe, for me, you’re all fuckin’ three. Have been for a good while now.”
“What about your dream?” His face went dimples. “I’m lookin’ at it, darlin’.”...more
Wow! Where do I begin... I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. ;) This was my firstThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Wow! Where do I begin... I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. ;) This was my first book by Bianca Sommerland and I enjoyed it, even though I had a few minor issues with a couple of things (mainly... the heroine). A small warning is I'd say this is not a book for everyone so let me try to do my best to explain.
The Cobras are a hockey team owned by Oriana Delgado's father. She is also dating, and living with, the team's coach Paul. Their dating relationship is more of a matter of business and convenience than love. Oriana is the mousy female type, not really an extrovert, she really doesn't know what she likes or how to ask for it. Always doing what others tell her and not making many waves. Or so has been the case until now.
She's always had a crush on one of the players, Max. And they were very good friends, even kissed, until one day she saw Max in an alley behind a bar having a threesome with his friend Sloan (another player of the team) that involved something more than just your regular sex toys.
Now she's trying to get her relationship with Paul to improve and she visits the arena dressed in what she thought was a provocative outfit only to find him cheating on her. Her father wants her to stay with Paul even after she finds that out because he needs Paul's support of the team. In rebellion, she decides to make it seem as if she had sex with half the team and use that as blackmail.
Except there's no pretend in the matter. Max wants her, loves her even. And somehow 4 of his friends and teamplayers are all on board for getting a piece of Oriana. Yes, that's... count them... 5 guys! Three of whom are Doms, one of them is a sadist as well. I could barely keep up with all that was going on at times and who was doing what! LOL But I can't say I didn't enjoy most of it. *wink, wink*
Some scenes might've pushed the envelope of what I find arousing (a little bit of breath play, edge play even though there was no bloodletting, and some pretty heavy spanking) even though there was a quite interesting use of ice mentioned. *makes a note*
In the end my problem was mainly with Oriana. Her complete change of personality the moment she decided to go forward with her sexual adventure was not believable to me. She did a 180 in a matter of a day.
One thing I can't deny is that this book was not only HOT but HAWTTTTT so if that's what you're in the mood for, you'll get plenty of that with this one! If I could give this more than 5 toe curls I would, but alas, that's all we have on our rating scale. Make sure you have what you need for that type of book handy and I'll just leave it at that. However, just note that this book does deal with some mid-extreme BDSM aspects so if that's not your cup of tea, then be warned.
I hope there's more to come about the Dartmouth Cobras!!!
Favorite Author, Lorelei James. Check Hot menage story. Check Second chance at love romance. Check
What more can I ask for? Really? I got this short story because, quite frankly, I forgot that Lorelei James was in a very hot menage anthology that I wanted to read. Then I started hearing about her upcoming October 2 title BALLROOM BLITZ, which is a character from this story, and I just had to catch up.
I think this just proves that Lorelei James can write an awesome romance, sexy as hell and panty-melting erotic....without cowboys. *gasp* Yes, you read that right. No cowboys in sight in this wicked garden.
Eden, the teenager, wanted to loose her virginity to Billy. She loved him then. But he didn't think he deserved such a gift or such love and he ran. They both went on with their lives and now Billy comes back into town on business and runs right into Eden, business and personal.
What they couldn't have then, they have now. Their chemistry was sizzling, but their love for each other was as well. I could tell they were meant to be together and complemented each other perfectly. And just when you think there's nothing else that could make this any better, Jon White Feather comes along.
He's a Native American rocker, a celebrity, and Eden's booty call. That all makes for some hot, threesome moments.
For a short story, I think the characters are well developed enough that you can still believe their love for each other. Whether it's Billy and Eden or Eden and Jon. It all made sense and connected. And I can't help but to be more than ready to read Jon's story....more
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite erotic romance series. When I crack open a Roni Loren bThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite erotic romance series. When I crack open a Roni Loren book I seem to always expect a very sexy read, characters with depth and a storyline that always keeps engaged while being a bit suspenseful. And that’s just sexy suspense done right.
I often compare this series to Wicked Ties by Shayla Black. It’s a lighter version of BDSM that say the Cherise Sinclairs and Tiffany Reisz of the world, and sometimes that’s just what fits the bill. The great thing about this author is that she ALWAYS does right.
FALL INTO YOU is no different. It’s hot, it’s sexy, full of alpha Dominant goodness and a thrill of a story. But let me start with the hero, because I have something to say here. Bear with me.
Grant is the owner of a BDSM club, he’s also a winemaker a down home cowboy. He’s one of the toughest Doms at the club mainly because he doesn’t think he can be in a relationship again because of his past failure at one. So I was reading this and about 30% through a friend of mine tells me to go over to Roni’s blog and see who her inspiration for Grant was… *me running to the website*
I present you… Blake Shelton. This tiny little fact just increased my enjoyment of this book by like 1000, and I was loving it already. See, I have a bit of a crush on this sexy cowboy.
*sigh* Where was I? Oh yeah, the book…Do I need to tell you more about Grant? Fine, fine, I will. He’s overprotective, dominant, alpha, take charge, and good with a rope. He’s a successful business man too. He is DEFINITELY and WITHOUT A DOUBT my favorite Dom by Roni Loren to date. Totally puuuuurrrrrr worthy.
Then we have Charli, the heroine. I loved her from the very beginning. She’s a typical tomboy that doesn’t have the level of confidence because she’s always been a little too plain, a little too tall, a little too flat chested, to get to where she wants in life. This affects her personal life as well as her career. She works for a TV station but they won’t give her a on camera job because she’s not sexy enough.
So there she goes trying to crack a case and doing some research. This research gets her in some trouble and Grant has to step in to protect her until the heat passes over. Except that she finds herself in the middle of a lot more heat than she thought she could handle. And it’s all about Grant teaching her the ropes…so to speak…in BDSM training.
Got your attention yet? Although this is a plot that we see time and time again, it worked so well for Ms. Loren because her writing is amazing. She creates characters that you can’t help but fall in love with and a storyline that keeps you turning the pages.
After reading the Wallflowers I had two things in my mind before picking this up. First, can Lisa Kleypas liThis review was posted at Under The Covers
After reading the Wallflowers I had two things in my mind before picking this up. First, can Lisa Kleypas live up to the Wallflowers? It's not easy to create a series with characters that are all flawed but lovable and that can captivate my heart and attention as that series did. And second, two words for you: Cam Rohan. I originally thought (after reading Devil in Winter) that he would end up with Daisy Bowman. And since then I've wanted to read about the sexy gypsy.
I can now honestly say I am 100% satisfied on both counts. This series already makes me feel right at home with the Hathaway family. They are down on their luck, they've each been through so much heartache. There's the older brother who lost his fiance and has gone off the deep end; the sister who is still a bit ill; the younger sister who will have the misfortune of not having things and opportunities because of their position; there's even a crazy sister who randomly steals things! And then there's Amela Hathaway. The backbone of the family. The glue that holds them all together and pushes through. Not wanting to marry because she can't give up her freedom to a man, she's a declared spinster who only cares about the well being of her siblings.
Except when faced with Cam Rohan. He is all kinds of wrong, a gypsy who was raised by Evangeline's father and grew up at the gambling club, surrounded by mostly undesirables. He's tough and he's not the reputable gentleman she should want to be in the company of. But he's funny and down to earth, and simple. He can make her laugh and make her blush. And she can't fight her attraction for long.
Just as Cam can't fight his attraction to Amelia. For a while now women have had no appeal to him until her. And he knows she's the type of woman you marry, not play around with. Still, he can't stay away. And when they finally get together, well, Cam is just A.MA.ZING! And lets leave it at that!
All the usual suspects from the Wallflowers pretty much make an appearance. Of course my Lord Westcliff playing a big role as the Hathaways are taking residence next door to his estate. But Lord St. Vincent is a big part of this book as well as he is now Cam's best friend.
Of course we also get a small glimpse of what's in store for book two. Kev Merripen, who is a gypsy that was taken in and raised with the Hathaways, is in love with the most fragile of them all, Win. I'm hoping for an intense ride with their story!
"Marry me, Amelia. You're what I want. You're my fate."
“...whether he stayed or left, whether they walked the same path or not. They could live on opposite sides of the world, and she would still be his.”
When I first heard about this series, I was captivated by this concept. I think I’ve had a thing for werewolThis review was posted at Under the Covers
When I first heard about this series, I was captivated by this concept. I think I’ve had a thing for werewolf bikers since I read Shelly Laurenston’s Magnus Pack. I found that the first book in this series had a lot of world building and background information about who the dires were and all that, so I was looking forward to this one so we could get to the really good stuff.
Except I’m not sure this book got quite to that level. It was a bit of a rollercoaster for me, of liking and stalling and getting excited about it and stalling. Maybe it was the pace of the story, or maybe the fact that I felt in a way Kate was using Stray (she even makes him her familiar…accidentally).
Stray, in and of himself, is delicious. He’s a wonderful hero with a tortured past and a lot of heartache. He’s just been reunited with his long lost brother. His true family, the Dires, are under attack and the only choice they now have lies in the hands of a witch who doesn’t know she’s a witch, doesn’t want her powers and ohh…happens to be his mate. You can’t help but love him.
Kate on the other hand I wasn’t completely sold on. She’s an okay heroine, a little feisty and at least she had a little common sense. I get that she’s lived her life not knowing how to deal with the things she does and the powers she has. I just wasn’t sold on HER connection with Stray.
There’s quite a bit of action thrown in this book and less world building, which suited me just fine. But like I said before, it felt that the pace wasn’t exactly what I wanted and after I was very into to the book (either because of smexy things happening or action of the other kind) then it would take a slope down.
This is still a great series, I just find that the concept is not quite developed to its full potential yet. But what can I say, Ms. Tyler knows how to write a sinfully hot hero! All the guys in the Dire pack are very interesting and I have to confess that I was very into the parts about Jinx. He’s really opened up a can of worms, huh? I love that he now has a vampire roommate and their interactions are hilarious. I have to read more about them.
I also enjoyed that we get some insight into Rifter and Gwen. They’re not the alpha couple that after their book, they go into hiding, coming out only to bark orders. They were involved in the story and we got to peak back into their relationship. I like how that keeps the story connected.
I can’t wait to read more about the bad boys in this series and seeing them fall.
“I want to fuck you. Mark you. Lick you until you scream, clutch the sheets, until your body is worn out from my loving you. God, I dream about tasting you, Kate. Want to spend hours between your thighs. I want to make you mine the way you’ve made me yours.”...more
After reading Game Misconduct, I knew some discipline was coming Silvers' way. And she definitely got that!This review was posted at Under the Covers
After reading Game Misconduct, I knew some discipline was coming Silvers' way. And she definitely got that! I think it helped me reading Ms. Sommerland's guest post here before reading the book to understand a bit more of the why and the emotional and mental implications of that discipline. If I had to compare this book with book one, I'd say the story was a lot deeper in my opinion. I felt Silver's connection to both Landon and Richter.
I loved that they are both Doms but they are so very different. In how they approach her submission and how they treat her and even their everyday actions. They are the perfect compliment to make her feel 100% treasured.
And once you see them separate, they both stole my attention! Landon was sweet and caring and playful and just a guy I wanted to spend time with. Then of course I learned something with him that I haven't heard of before. Electroplay. Yikes! Not sure about that one, sounds a bit dangerous. And then Dean is the older one, more experienced, more intense. I was melting in puddles of goo at his feet everytime. So hot! Once you put them together, well... Silver is one lucky girl.
This was still very sexy, maybe a bit more fun and there are some new developments with the team and with the Delgado family. It definitely sets up some interesting scenarios for the next book.
At only $3.99 you can't go wrong getting this book! It was amazing!
I have wanted to read a Jacqueline Carey book in what seems like forever. I've been attracted to and purchased quite a few of them, but never managed to set aside the time to read them. Then this book comes along with this beautiful and fun cover and I just caved and had to read it.
I think I'm in love. This book is not the dark and gritty urban fantasy I thought I would get by reading a Jacqueline Carey book and for me, in this story, it worked marvelous.
DARK CURRENTS is fun, it's spunky and it has a lot personality. It's unique and entertaining. Starting out with a heroine, Daisy, that I found very down to earth and relatable. At the same time she was a lot of fun and someone that you just want to hang out with. She can be badass when absolutely necessary, even though I think she has some growth to do in that department. She has a really cool profession. Her human job is as a paper pusher at the sheriff's office but because she's a supernatural she is starting to be more involved in investigations. Her supernatural job is as Hel's agent. And no, that's not a typo. Hel is a Goddess, not hell as in flames. She is in charge and in power of keeping the order in the human realm and inter-relations between humans and Hel who rules the supernaturals on earth.
Ms. Carey masterfully introduces us to the very unique supernatural world of this series and more importantly to what's going on in Pemkowet. For the amount of world building that took place in this book, not once did I feel like there was an info dump. Such a smooth and amazing job!
The story revolves around a murder mystery, which I always find interesting. The supernatural community in Pemkowet is shaken up, as well as the human sheriff's office, when a college boy is found dead, who presumably drowned. The police department has to find the killer before the supernatural connection is brought to the public's attention. A little bit of mystery and intrigue. A whole lot of normal in the midst of chaos.
I think that was my favorite part. This book has a lot of normal. Daisy is a normal girl, with normal issues. Except maybe one not so normal appendage, but I thought that was cute and funny. She also has a crush on a hot guy, Cody, and she is now put in a situation where she has to work with him to solve the murder. She has a best friend who likes Cody as well. But Jen is human and Cody is a shapeshifter. Then she meets the Master ghoul in town, Stefan, who is hotter than hell and very powerful. And there's a human who can see auras, Sinclair, thrown in the mix for good measure.
While solving a murder she still has to perform her job as Agent of Hel and normal early twenties girl. Wanting to hang out with her BFF, saving her BFF's brother, hanging out with a family of werewolves, and chasing a mermaid. You know, the usual.
When I finished reading the last page of this book I truly wanted more. I want to know who Daisy will end up giving a shot to be with her. I want to see her grow into her powers. But as much as I am dying for the next book, the ending of this one was a bit anticlimactic after the awesome build up throughout the book. This is why I can't give this book 5 stars. Other than that, this was a masterpiece and a keeper for sure!
Well, it is not often that I say this but there is such a thing as too much sex in a book. I usually enjoyThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Well, it is not often that I say this but there is such a thing as too much sex in a book. I usually enjoy Ms. Day's writing and the stories she comes up with, but in this mix of paranormal and sci-fi I have to say I think the actual storyline fell a bit short.
There is a story, it's not all sex 24/7, don't want to give you that impression. Sable is a bounty hunter and Derek is some sort of special agent. Sable is trying to bring in some big guys and Derek, who is "on leave" from work is being most helpful. Of course the only reason Derek is hanging around is because he's been lusting after Sable for over two years and has decided to finally make her his.
But nothing is as it seems. There's more to Sable and even to Derek than meets the eye, they are not just bounty hunter and special agent. That was my favorite twist of the story.
They are, however, both vamps. And being in close proximity and working together they both have needs to fulfill. Blood and sex. From the beginning, their relationship means more to both of them than just sex but Sable is fighting it every step of the way.
But again, like I said, I would've given this a higher rating had it been a bit less sexual. I think when she's trying to fix her ship would probably not have been the most appropriate time for Derek to think "damn I have to have her right now". Everything should have their place and time and reason. *shrugs* But this may be just me.
For a short story it did manage to cover a lot of ground as far as what was going on. There's the bad guys Sable is chasing down, Sable is being chased down by someone who wants her dead probably, there's a traitor in the agencies ranks, and then there's also the issue of Sable's maker wanting her to come back to him and playing at being his mate.
All in all it was entertaining and since I already got the next one I will be reading it soon. ...more
I'm coming into this series with just this book but I was happy to see it worked great as a standalone. I've had a recent fascination with hockey books and I find that extremely funny because, even though I would love to understand the sport, I just don't. I like watching it but I never last more than 30 minutes (unless I'm drooling over some hot guy) and I guess that all comes from not having someone to explain the ins and outs of the game.
But in my books I understand everything. Boy is a successful hockey player, boy meets girl, boy has lots of hot monkey sex with girl, boy falls in love with girl. EMPTY NET starts off pretty strong and fun. Audrey is at her sisters bachelorette party, gets drunk and brings back a hot guy to her room, planning on a one night stand. She had just broken up with a loser boyfriend and was in a bad place. Turns out hottie is the newest (and youngest) player in the team that her future brother in law plays for, as well as her new neighbor. Fate kinda throws them together and they can't help it but fall in love, and yes passing through the hot monkey sex part in which there might've been a very hot scene on the kitchen counter involving cupcakes. ;)
I felt for Audrey from the very beginning. She has been emotionally abused to the point where she would allow people to use her. She deserves to be loved and I think Tate does that well. Makes her feel cherished.
I'm usually not a big fan of older woman/younger man romances, especially when it's apparently so obvious he looks that much younger than her. I just couldn't completely buy into the OMG he's to die for hot when he's being compared to a sixteen year old. But what he may lack in manliness looking and age he makes up for in heart and actions.
As a couple I think they were great. I wish there would've been better resolutions to their issues, since they were important issues in a relationship. More than just "I'll walk away and think about it and then all of a sudden I see the light and everything is alright in the world again".
Even though I haven't read the previous books, I can already see that I would've enjoyed seeing them again in this book. Especially Lucas. He plays a good enough part in this story and I would like to read his story as it seems it was quite interesting.
I was not expecting the ending, there were a couple of twists there for me and I liked how everything seem to come together there. The relationships between Audrey's family and close friends, theirs as a couple and their plans for the future. Definitely an author I want to read more of.
I've said this before and I'll say it again... Roni Loren's books are masterful, story-driven, sensual and vThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I've said this before and I'll say it again... Roni Loren's books are masterful, story-driven, sensual and very erotic. Please judge her books by the cover and even by the author quotes on the outside. These books are sizzling, steamy hot!!
MELT INTO YOU was no different. We have a few messed up and complicated individuals. Jace has always felt as the black sheep and fuck up in his family. He has never been able to do what his father expected of him, his marriage ended in a bad divorce and he now may be the embarrassment of his family because he owns a sex shop. Well that and he goes to a sex club and continuously shares women with his best friend Andre.
There's only been one woman in his past that could've made him really want forever. Evangeline. His family had taken her in as a foster child when she was only 16. Of course they were both attracted to each other even though he was older, and they were best friends until things got out of hand and she ran away. He never knew what happened to her until he finds her by accident engaged to a TV relationship guru, and attending the sex club he has a membership at to explore her kinky side without her fiance.
But things are not always what they seem. Starting with her engagement and with the real reason why she's at the club, and then later on with what she thought she wanted to experience. What starts out as a very hot one on one weekend and walk down memory lane turns into an extremely steamy but also very emotional m/m/f relationship.
Every character has a sad and difficult past, things they have to get through and out on the table. Ms. Loren did an amazing job at giving us a complete picture into their lives and making us connect with everyone! And the most beautiful part is that by the end of this book I was totally sold on every aspect of this permanent threesome. The Jace/Andre dynamic was great and hot and straight out of my fantasies (especially the ending ;)
Another winner in this series, definitely one of my have-to-get-as-soon-as-possible series and an author that has quickly become a favorite of mine! Now give me Grant's story, I'm ready!
This has been such a surprising series for me. I really like it! There's shifters, there's magic, and a wholThis review was posted at Under The Covers
This has been such a surprising series for me. I really like it! There's shifters, there's magic, and a whole lot of alpha males!!! I can honestly say I was eagerly anticipating this short story because it features the goth-like new recruit of the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black. Why the anticipation you may ask, if this is roughly 60 pages?
First, the description Ms. Tyler gave us in book one of Kalen is that he looks like a mix between Adam Lambert and Cris Angel, yes eyeliner and all. For some reason, I'm all in with that. Then there's the fact that this 23 year old is EXTREMELY talented. He's a sorcerer, first and foremost, but he's also a necromancer and ummm he shifts into a black panther. Did I mention before I may have a thing for black panthers? HOT!
When he first joined the team in book one I could kinda sorta see that he had a crush on Dr. Mackenzie Grant. She's one of the few humans working at the Alpha Pack compound. Of course she has a crush on him too. So on her night on the town meeting some girlfriends at a bar, Kalen gets a bad feeling that something will happen and decides to follow her to keep her safe. Aaaaaand maybe see what else happens.
Of course things do go sour and Mackenzie and Kalen have to fight another "creature" but the biggest problem will be in the future. Someone wants Kalen. And that someone won't stop at anything to get him, even if that means going after the woman he lusts after.
I can't wait to see the rest of their story!!! These two are just adorable together! Isn't it torture that we have to wait for their book? No, their book is not #2, we have to wait until # 3!!! And there's a twist in Kalen's past that I wasn't expecting thrown in there. He's definitely had a rough life for such a young man. And yes, he is alllllll man ;)...more
My first thought when I saw this cover was "Oh yay another team of ex-military badass guys to follow!" but IThis review was posted at Under the Covers
My first thought when I saw this cover was "Oh yay another team of ex-military badass guys to follow!" but I was pleasantly surprised to see there's more to it than that. Of course we do get the badass guys we all want to drool over, my favorite being the boss, Jim Morgan. I confess to have a thing for hard-asses. So while my crush develops on that bad boy, I also liked the hero of this story a lot. Kane. He's sweet and not so tortured as you would expect a guy in his line of work to be. Had an almost perfect childhood, was in the military, and now is happy to work for Jim.
Their team of mercenaries is hired by, get this, the worlds top female assassin, Noelle, to go in a rescue one of her girls. And by girls I mean there's a group of female assassins. I love kick ass heroines so this is shaping up to be a great series full of strong female characters and bad boys!
So Abby was undercover and she was captured. While undercover she found a group of girls that had been kidnapped by the bad guy she was trying to bring down. Her past comes into play with this story as she has gone through a lot herself, growing up with foster parents until she was taken in by a great guy.
Jim's team goes in to rescue her and then on her request go back in to rescue the girls. But things are not so simple since the enforcer for the bad guy has it in for Abby.
It was a nice change to see the tortured heroine with the sweet hero that can bring her out of her protective shell. She had a lot of stuff to figure out how to get past but Kane slowly broke through her barriers. I'm excited to read more in this series and from this author.
Now if only I could find out if Jim will end up with Noelle, because there were definite sparks flying there.
What was I waiting for and why didn't anyone tell me how great Heather Snow was? I started reading this book with really no expectations. I was more than pleasantly surprised. This is just the type of historical I like to read.
Here are just a few of the things that made this such a great read for me:
An awesome heroine Emma Wallingford is extremely smart, she's not scared of much, she faces life and problems head on. She's strong, opinionated, loyal. While she's had a crush on her neighbor Lord Frederick Aveline since she was a little girl, she didn't just fall at his feet, even though she wanted to swoon when he came back into town after a long absence. And I love that she has a fascination with green dresses and men's boots!
A mystery to solve The story revolves around mystery and intrigue. Some people have been turning up dead and Emma decided she would be the one to investigate. With her brain, no one can refuse her if she wants to help catch the killer. But there is also the fact that she's taken over the duties of town's magistrate in place of her brother, who is not well enough to do the job anymore. Only bad point to this was the fact that I figured out the killer way early in the book and was actually disappointed that I was right.
The one thing that annoyed me a bit at the same time that I liked him was Derick himself. I think I might've been reading too many "I'm not good enough for you because I've done some awful things in the past" books because I had reached my limit with Derick. Yes he's not the noble that people think he is, he has a rather unorthodox relationship with both the French and the English. He's a double agent, he's killed, he's made enemies. He should stay away from Emma. And this line of thinking goes on for just a tad too much for my liking.
But all that couldn't outshine how sweet and innocent Emma broke through his walls and wove herself into his heart.
Master storyteller, Lisa Kleypas, has brought another series so dear to my heart to an end...gloriously! OhhThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Master storyteller, Lisa Kleypas, has brought another series so dear to my heart to an end...gloriously! Ohh what a beautiful book! I always knew Beatrix was special but she is such a sweetheart in this story I couldn't help but love her to pieces. And her hero, Christopher Phelan, is worthy of all her love and attentions. Truly falling in love with Beatrice's beauty on the inside.
This book has some of my favorite things... a strong lovable heroine who is not afraid to be a bit unladylike and get dirty sometimes; a hero that is truly that, a hero; love letters and notes (I always love books that have that!); a lot of cute and adorable animals.
Beatrix is a favorite of mine. She was always different even in a family like the Hathaways. I love how she started her connection to Christopher through letters while he was during war. Even if she wasn't writing them for herself. And just as she can tame the wildest animals, she's the perfect woman to handle Christopher.
Christopher was amazing as well, he was intense and Beatrix was the only thing that seemed to have pulled him through difficult times and is still helping him now. His PTSD was not addressed as good as I thought it should but I find in a lot of historicals with this subject, they don't go too deep either.
The Hathaway family makes a small appearance, which just makes me sad because I can't believe there won't be any more books in this series. I will miss it dearly and I am on the hunt now for my next Lisa Kleypas read... Suggestions?
Lisa Kleypas wonderful contemporary romance stories but when she's at her best is definitely in historicals. You feel completely transported to the world she describes, as if you were attending the balls and dinners and taking the walks through the gardens with the characters....more
After Tell’s story, which was a bit younger in tone and totally bad boy McKay, it was a very nice change ofThis review was posted at Under the Covers
After Tell’s story, which was a bit younger in tone and totally bad boy McKay, it was a very nice change of pace to read about Gavin. Gavin is the long lost McKay brother. Vi had given him up for adoption without telling anyone that she was pregnant when she was 16. And now after Gavin is 40+, he comes back in their lives. He is a McKay by blood, but so not your typical McKay by actions. He’s divorced, he has a teenage daughter, and he’s bought the ranch next to Ben that used to be owned by Rielle. Now that he wanted to bring their daughter to Wyoming to help her with some behavior issues, he will have to adjust to country living, McKay relatives, and living with Rielle for a while.
Rielle was an amazing and so strong heroine. I have to give her props because she’s devoted her life to her daughter, even after she had gotten pregnant at 16 and being raised by hippie parents in a commune. She has made something of her life with strength and hard work. And she’s always put work and being a mother first. So that means relationships with guys have not been a big priority in her life. It’s hard to believe that, in her forties and with her daughter away to college, she’s just now developing feelings and attraction for the first guy in what could be the first time in her life.
Gavin, on the other hand, was just amazing. In a way he reminded me of Jack (Keely’s husband) and has a lot of the qualities I liked in him. I liked the fact that he comes back to Wyoming slimmer and taking better care of himself. It wasn’t love at first sight with Gavin and Rielle. They’ve both made some changes and now that attraction is blooming. I find that a big part of it was how different Rielle was from Gavin’s ex wife. She might not be the refined woman he is used to deal with, but that’s exactly the type of woman he needs.
Gavin and Rielle as a couple were great. Both had their own insecurities. They had to deal with the issues that single parents have to, even though their kids were not so little. With one living with them, they had to have a certain amount of discretion in their encounters, but they made it work. Still building their relationship in a way that progressed slowly and was very believable, as well as dealing with both their kids and family life. Their chemistry was off the charts! I just wish we would’ve gotten more details on the sex in the office against the windows. *waggles eyebrows* I have to say though, at times I felt Rielle could’ve been more involved and shouldn’t have put so much distance between her and the relationship they were building and the rest of Gavin’s life.
Then there’s the kids. I cannot wait to see what happened between Dalton and Rory. I’m biting my nails in anticipation! Then Sierra, Gavin’s daughter. I really loved her character up until the very last bit of the book. When you read it you will know why at that point I wanted to bash her head against the wall. But, typical teenage behavior I guess. Of course there is Boone West *sigh*. Is it bad to say I have a crush on a teenager? Well, I do! Are we going to get a Sierra and Boone’s story? Pretty please with a cherry on top! I also enjoyed all the McKay interactions and bits and pieces of their family life, as usual.
This book was not like any other McKay…and still ohhhh so good. I think it’s a nice change of pace in the series. Even though it’s bittersweet because we are one book closer to the end. :(
“If it looks like a McKay, acts like a McKay…then it is a McKay.”
“Did you happen to bring a condom with you?” “Nope. I brought two.”
Well, I've been waiting not so patiently for this book for a couple of reasons. First and foremost for the sThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Well, I've been waiting not so patiently for this book for a couple of reasons. First and foremost for the sexy-as-all-sin hero, Simon. He's Lycian, and yes I have a thing for Ms. Dane's shifters, but Lycians are not the same as her regular shifters (as in Cascadia and De La Vega) they are a bit more.
Simon is no different, he's a sexy and successful, very good looking guy, who happens to be part owner of Heart of Darkness, Dominic's club. He's also a bartender and lets face it...a man who can make a good martini before he asks me to jump in the hot tub is my kind of man.
When he is assigned the task of picking up Lark (strange, quirky witch warrior extraordinaire) they actually become great friends. This was my favorite part of the story. Their relationship developed slowly going from first friendship all the way to loving and mating, but it felt like it had solid roots.
Lark is a solid chick, she's independent, kick ass and a hunter. Yes she's also a powerful witch. No wilting flower. Simon understands that and doesn't over-protect. So my favorite type of heroine and the perfect hero in my opinion for her.
In reference to the ongoing storyline of turned witches stealing power and there's a bit more to that story in this one, with maybe an ancient power coming into play, I feel there wasn't A LOT of forward progress in the overall story arc. I would've liked to see a bit more conflict maybe in regards to the world.
I do feel this book fell a bit short of my expectations just because I was expecting it to blow my socks off. Even though Lark and Simon were sexy, there wasn't a lot of action (in any sense of the word), and somehow I expected more from them (I mean Simon is hot as hell and I wanted more of him ;). Still it was an interesting installment of this series, with the small cameo appearance of the enforcer of the Cascadia pack which is working with the Owen Clan for this one. I'd like to see more of those interactions in the future! That was great!!
Can't wait to see what Ms. Dane has in store for us next.
I stumbled across this book yesterday, blurb sounded interesting and I know UTC loves Evangeline Anderson soThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I stumbled across this book yesterday, blurb sounded interesting and I know UTC loves Evangeline Anderson so I gave it a go while I went to get a pedicure. Well.... I can probably sum up my review in this one sentence: I devoured this book!
It's short but for the few hours you get to read it there's a lot of heavy breathing and your heart will definitely be through the roof. It was kind of funny that at certain times I was checking to make sure nobody around me was looking at my tablet screen. And then I couldn't put it down and had to sneak a few lines while I was driving.
Duke and Maverick are roommates. They are also in the soccer team together. They are best friends and throughout the four years they've lived together they've become really close. Except now they are about to get a whole lot closer.
This story is told only from Mav's point of view and he's dealing with being attracted to Duke. Duke doesn't make things easier as he is always being very close and physical and then there's the games of gay chicken...and extremely gay chicken. When they are coming up short to pay their last month of rent they end up posing for some sexy pictures for the Str8te Boys website. And things just escalate from there.
This story was fun and sexy. It's a story of discovery and of dealing with emotions and attraction. But they both went for it and I was extremely glad for that!...more