This is not my typical read. I'm not an "inspirational" kind of book reader, but when I saw this I wanted to give i3.5 I'll Catch You Every Time Stars
This is not my typical read. I'm not an "inspirational" kind of book reader, but when I saw this I wanted to give it a shot.
Let's say I was pleasantly surprised.
Ally has experienced loss and heartache. She was embarrassed and made a fool for her whole town to see. Mostly because that's what happens in small towns. Gossip is gossip, good or bad. Ally chooses to live on her parents' ranch until she can figure out what she wants to do with her life.
Aaron has just recently divorced his wife. He wants to get out of his small town and try something new. He wants to leave behind the memory of his ex-wife. He knows he'll return, but he needs a new scene.
Apparently Aaron and Ally have met before in a previous book, but I am not privy to that encounter. In this case, I'd say this isn't a standalone, but I'm like that. If there's even an ounce of something happening in another book, then I have to read it. So, there's your warning.
Anyway, Aaron moves from Texas to Montana and lands himself on Ally's parents' ranch. He's looking for work and he's looking to spend time with Ally. Ally tries to push him away, but it wouldn't be a good romance book if she did that successfully, now would it?
These two are adorable. I say that because their interactions are very sweet and innocent and timid. He's 32 and actually asks her dad if he can take her on a date! I don't think I've ever read that in a book! Kudos to you, Aimee Martin, for showing me something new!
This is a sweet romance with a bit of suspense thrown in. I enjoyed watching these two come together and I plan to go back and start with book 1 because I NEED THE BACKSTORY!...more
Dessie needs to escape her family. She isn't living up to their standards and she isn't happy because she just wants a normal li5 I Can Hear You Stars
Dessie needs to escape her family. She isn't living up to their standards and she isn't happy because she just wants a normal life. Dessie heads to Texas to attend college where she enters the theater program.
Clayton is the bad boy on campus. He's silent, broody, and intense. He's also a genius with the lighting of the theater. It's here he meets the new girl, Dessie.
As always, this formula seems easy enough, but Daryl takes us on one wild ride with these two. He throws in a real killer twist and the book just grows from there. I want to know these characters, I want to meet them and have lunch with them. I want to be friends with these people. And not just Dessie and Clayton. I want to meet Brant and Dmitri and Sam and Eric. This cast of characters were fun to get to know--and now I want to know more.
Anyway, back to Dessie and Clayton. Wow! Just, the chemistry is off-the charts. The push-and-pull, cat-and-mouse game is on point. Before these two even have their first conversation, you know that when they get together it's going to be a real good time. But it's the slow path they are on that makes this that much better. They become obsessed.
It's crazy how far an obsession or innocent crush will take you, dictating your day, bullying your mind into submission....
I want to know what she smells like so bad. I want to taste her. I want to tear off her clothes and watch her gasp with surprise as the beast within me is unleashed on her.
I want to meet this beast. Oh, do I want to meet the beast within Clayton!
So, you wanna know about the sex? I know, it's almost my favorite part too. ;-)
"Hold on to something."
Fuuuuccccckkkk. Yes. Hold on to something. Or tie me up. Or..or...or. *fans self* The sex is hot. Because let's face it: Clayton is hot. And broody. And if I've learned anything reading romance/erotica/fiction, it's that the broodier the man, the hotter the sex.
And Clayton delivers.
This may have been my first Daryl Banner book, but it isn't my last. I've already started Beneath The Skin. After meeting Brant in Read My Lips, I knew I would continue to see Brant's story.
Thanks, Daryl, for the sweet, sarcastic Dessie and the tattooed hottie, Clayton. Their story is beautiful.
I give up. This just proves it. Sabrina Paige has a forever fan because this book is awesomesauce. Is it rid5 What's the opposite of small talk Stars!
I give up. This just proves it. Sabrina Paige has a forever fan because this book is awesomesauce. Is it ridiculous and over the top? Probably. Is it hot? Definitely. The chemistry between Grace and Aiden and Grace and Noah is off the freaking charts. Their chemistry had me ready and waiting for the moment they finally sealed the deal.
I loved everything about this book. The characters, the story,the chemistry, the banter. All of it!
Oh, and Vi. Vi wins as best friend of the year. Mostly because of this.
"Screw the popcorn--too many carbs. I'd have a bottle of wine" "You realize wine has carbs, too, right?" "Alcohol carbs don't count." "I don't think you're nutritioning correctly."
"Well, how could I resist showing up as your plus-one, just to keep the rumors of our affair going? You know how much I love sticking it to your mother." Vi grins. "Just don't be surprised when I kiss you on the mouth this time. I'll throw you a little tongue, too--for realism."
Yep. BFF status level expert.
Now, on to the boys. Where should I begin? Aiden is flirty, fun, and a freaking riot. He seems to take nothing seriously and he wants in Grace's pants. Noah is serious, broody, and freaking hot. He meets Grace at a charity event and it all quickly spirals out of control. Did I mention they play football? No? That's okay because it isn't really important here. This book is all about the connection and the sex and the taboo relationship.
And the mouths on Aiden and Noah? Their dirty, dirty mouths are panty-dropping, to say the least.
"Do you want both of our lips on you? Both of our hands on your body? Both of our cocks inside you?"
I really enjoyed this book--if you couldn't tell--and it's jumping straight to the top of my fun mfm recommendations list. Because this book is fun. And hot. And mfm.
Aiden's kiss is welcoming. Noah's kiss is punishing. ...more
Unjustly Destroyed picks up where Incapable ended. Without spoiling that ending, let's just say that Emmalin starts buildin3.5 We Fight Together stars
Unjustly Destroyed picks up where Incapable ended. Without spoiling that ending, let's just say that Emmalin starts building those walls again. And Grayson notices it immediately.
What does this do to Grayson and Emmalin? It damn near destroys them. Emmalin keeps pushing and fighting and wants to do things on her own. Grayson doesn't want to be pushed aside. He doesn't want to take that submissive role. He is the Dominant. He is the protector. And he feels like he is failing her.
Personally, I enjoyed this book more than the first. That ending in Incapable is why I picked this one up. I thought I had it all figured out and that things were going to get better for Emmalin. But Marie Skye decided to throw us all for a loop with that.
So, here we are. Trying to figure out the best way to help Emmalin while Emmalin thinks she is strong enough to take car of everything herself.
Grayson though! He really shines for me in this book. He may not be able to protect her and he may feel like a failure, but those just make him human. They make him more accessible. Those things make him likable. And boy do I like Grayson in Unjustly Destroyed.
My mind was on two things. Killing and fucking, and I couldn't kill right now. But I could fuck.
"It's my turn. I need it, and right now, I need you to run. I need you to fight, because I'm going to chase after you, and when I get you, I plan on fucking you. Like you mean nothing to me, other than a sweet pussy."
Where do I sign up for this Grayson? This Grayson is intense and scary and in control. This is the only thing he seems to have control of when his world seems to be falling apart. And Emmalin needs him more than she could ever imagine.
That threat that rears its ugly head at the end of Incapable? Well, that threat is real and it's after Emmalin and all she loves.
I absolutely adore this book. This is the third time I've read it and each time I find something new to love.
Levi. Levi, Levi, Levi. I'm pretty sureI absolutely adore this book. This is the third time I've read it and each time I find something new to love.
Levi. Levi, Levi, Levi. I'm pretty sure this man is damn near perfect. He's kind, fun, happy, and sincere. These aren't the typical words I use when describing male characters, but Levi is special. He's everything I hope my daughters find in a guy (I'd say he's everything I would love to find, but I found my special someone so the his ship has sailed).
I love this story--obviously, it's my third time reading it. I love the slow dance between Cather and Levi. I love how good they are together, even before they're together. I love snarky Reagan, Cath's dad, and Wren. I just love it all.
This is a story I will continue to read again and again. This once per year thing is working pretty well and I'm going to keep that going.
I did listen to this book instead of reading it this go 'round and I have to say the narrator is perfect for the voice of Cather. She seems to really understand the story and how Cather is feeling. And then there's the voice of Simon and Baz. I think it's cool that these sections are narrated by someone else. The story flows very smoothly and I'll definitely listen again.
3 I want you lost in me because I'm lost in you Stars
Incapable by Marie Skye is a boy meets girl story. Boy sees girl. Boy wants girl. Boy gets girl.3 I want you lost in me because I'm lost in you Stars
Incapable by Marie Skye is a boy meets girl story. Boy sees girl. Boy wants girl. Boy gets girl. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. As simple as this formula is, it's the details that keep you reading, it's the details that make this story different from others.
Emmalin is hiding from her past. She works two jobs, lives in a horrible apartment, and has very few friends.
Grayson is your typical billionaire. He's gorgeous. He goes after what he wants. Oh, and his past is all sorts of jacked.
It's the crazy, dark pasts of our two main characters that make the story interesting. Their stories are different than most, but their sexual wants and needs are something on the dark side.
These two use sex as a means to control the other. Not the way a relationship should be formed, but it works for Emmalin and Grayson.
"You use sex to gain control or to ignore the topic. You top from the bottom. Which by the way, you think you're winning, but in reality I'm just really enjoying the sex."
See. It's complicated. Grayson has control over Emmalin's body, she just doesn't realize it. She fights it. She has zero desire to be told what to do--in or out of the bedroom. Grayson has to have that control. It keeps him from losing himself. He has aggression issues and maintaining control of everything helps him control the aggression.
Tyler is Emmalin's best friend. He's away on a job for the majority of this book, but you do get to see him. Honestly, I like him most of all. He's protective of Emmalin. He knows her past. He knows her heart. He knows what she went through and does what he can to protect her. He's a good, stand-up guy. I hope to see more of Tyler in book 2.
Chace. Now, here's a character I want more of. And what's with him and Isabella? Those two are probably a hot little duo and we only get glimpses of them! I want more! Either way, these are two solid secondary characters and they bring a lot to this book. They round out Emmalin and Grayson. They are almost the voices of reason. Almost.
This is my first book by Marie Skye and as similar as the storyline is to other BDSM/erotica novels out there, she did manage to hold my curiosity with that cliffhanger of an ending. I'll continue on to book 2....more