Now that Bree's committed herself to Hawke, more of Bree's insecurities come out as she tries to figure out where she fits in his world. When she meetNow that Bree's committed herself to Hawke, more of Bree's insecurities come out as she tries to figure out where she fits in his world. When she meets a woman he assigns to her that's part of the organization, she's convinced she would be a better fit for Hawke than her. In typical Bree fashion, her minds weaves all sorts of scenarios that convince her that she needs to run from Hawke instead of staying where she is and building something. Leave it to Hawke to sense Bree's craziness and put her mind somewhat at ease.
With Cynthia out in LA with Cole, her mom at Hawke's parent's place in New York, I look forward to the next installment to see if Bree fully embraces her partnership with Hawke or if more self sabotage is on the way....more
I wasn't sure how Heather Leigh was going to make me like Adam. Giving some of the things he'd done in the Famous series, I had my doubOut of the park
I wasn't sure how Heather Leigh was going to make me like Adam. Giving some of the things he'd done in the Famous series, I had my doubts. But Heather Leigh took a somewhat questionable character and made me love him. Made me understand some of his really poor choice. And made me hope that he could find a way to hold onto his HEA.
ADAM was absolutely fabulous. As with any other Leigh book, it's full of emotion and angst, with a storyline that makes the book hard to put down. This is definitely one to pick up!...more
This was a cute story. I enjoyed Dani and her journey navigating Hollywood in hopes that she'd be able to fulfill her dream of directing her screenplaThis was a cute story. I enjoyed Dani and her journey navigating Hollywood in hopes that she'd be able to fulfill her dream of directing her screenplay. Add to that, her budding relationship with TV bad boy, Tate Lawrence, and you had the perfect mixture of fun, humor and romance.
For anyone that enjoys a fun read where you can loose yourself for a few hours without being overwrought, RULES OF SEDUCTION is definitely one to think about picking up....more
This book and I didn't get along. The storyline, while promising, was developed enough and left me not believing the relationship between2.5 Cocktails
This book and I didn't get along. The storyline, while promising, was developed enough and left me not believing the relationship between Rose and Cole. Then there were Rose and Cole themselves. The author gave us bits and pieces of each character, but were under developed to the point where I just didn't care....more
Holy hell! I wasn't expecting the story to take the turn it did. Carson and Oakley were a couple you could rally behind...even as Oakley's ghosts wereHoly hell! I wasn't expecting the story to take the turn it did. Carson and Oakley were a couple you could rally behind...even as Oakley's ghosts were chasing her....more
REBOUND is the story of Boomerang CEO Adam Blackwell and Allison Quick, the daughter of the investor who's going to help Adam make a new company, BlacREBOUND is the story of Boomerang CEO Adam Blackwell and Allison Quick, the daughter of the investor who's going to help Adam make a new company, Blackwell Entertainment, a reality. Both of them had an agenda: Adam, to make his company successful and Allison, to prove to her father that she had business sense. But they ended up discovering a whole lot more about themselves and each other that didn't involve bottom lines.
This story was cute and I liked Adam and Allison together, but I had a hard time connecting with the story. Maybe it was the fact that both of these characters seemed to have so much at such a young age. Maybe it was the business with Allison's father and his underhanded cliched way of getting what he wants. There was just something I couldn't connect with. That doesn't mean that this isn't a story other would enjoy (if you look at the review, others obviously have). Adam and Allison did have chemistry together and that was what had me continuing to turn the pages, even if I didn't really care what came next....more
FIGHTING SILENCE brought forth these reactions from me as I read the book. It's a testament to the craftsmanship of Aly Martinez that she can take a r
FIGHTING SILENCE brought forth these reactions from me as I read the book. It's a testament to the craftsmanship of Aly Martinez that she can take a reader on an emotional journey in a book to evoke these kinds of responses.
In the first book of the On the Ropes series, we're introduced to the Page brothers. Oldest brother Till has taken on the responsibility of making sure his younger brothers are taken care of, all while fighting to scrap along. His one bit of lightness is Eliza Reynolds. She helps ground Till and make him understand he's providing something for his brothers that he didn't have. And then, when boxing champ Slate Andrews opens a gym in Till's neighborhood he finds something else that makes his life better.
So many things happen as we chronicle the relationship between Till and Eliza from the age of thirteen to their early twenties. From best friends to lovers, we watch both of these characters struggle with their circumstances, what their future is going to look like and how to keep their little unconventional family together. You couldn't help but hope they figured out how to get their HEA. It took them awhile to get it, but as they matured and realized there are some things more important than money, you knew they'd find it.
I loved the dynamics between the Page brothers and Eliza. They may have pushed each other and sometimes rubbed each other the wrong way, but there was never any doubt they had each other's backs. They would do anything for each, actually proving that towards the end, which proved just how special this group was. They all rose above their situation to build a life they could be proud of.
I look forward to hopefully seeing Flint and Quarry's stories. Both of them have huge demons to overcome and I just know Aly Martinez will give them spectacular stories....more
HERO BY NIGHT was one of those books that took me totally by surprise. The storyline was one that grabbed you right away and then there was the hero.HERO BY NIGHT was one of those books that took me totally by surprise. The storyline was one that grabbed you right away and then there was the hero. Sweet, charming, dirty talking Chad. I <3'd Chad.
Lena Clark was struggling to find her "normal" as she adjusts to civilian life and how to manage her PTSD. After walking away from her old life, she and her trusty service dog, Hero, start building their life Independence Falls. She never expected the town playboy to be the one that helps her put her life back together. But when he offers her a deal she couldn't refuse, she finds there is much more to Chad and herself...all they needed was someone to believe in them.
It was hard not to love both of these characters from the moment you met them. After their somewhat memorable introduction to one another, you couldn't help but like them together. Lena needed someone to see her as normal and know that when she has an attack so doesn't want someone to fuss over her or make her feel like she's broken. Chad does that for her. He shows her that she's a beautiful woman who has a lot to offer, despite having trouble dealing with what she went through during her deployment. It's Chad's faith in her, his understanding of what she needs when she needs it, that helps Lena move forward.
Lena helps Chad too. Without realizing it, she helps him understand that loving someone doesn't make you weak. That you'd do just about anything to make that person happy. Chad was gun shy about love and led a serial playboy lifestyle as he vowed not to be like his father. But all it took was the right woman for Chad to willingly give all that up.
This was my first Sara Jane Stone book and it definitely won't be my last. She had the perfect mix of humor, emotion and smexiness and introduced me to a set of characters I can't wait to read more of....more
If you've never read an AL Jackson book before, let me start by saying this: She knows how to write angst. Gut-wrenching, "please no more" angst. WithIf you've never read an AL Jackson book before, let me start by saying this: She knows how to write angst. Gut-wrenching, "please no more" angst. With this new series, she dips into rocker romances and let me tell you, she gives us a whole new level of angst.
Forced to hide in Georgia while his latest PR nightmare hangs over his bands head, Sebastian "Baz" Stone is hoping he can figure out a way to turn his life around but at the same time not take those his considers his family down with him. He wasn't supposed to find a girl who would turn his world upside down, but that's exactly what he did.
Shea has her own set of issues, but she's determined to ensure those she holds close know unconditional love...something she didn't have a lot of. The moment she sets eyes on Baz, she knows he's someone she should stay away from but can't seem to follow her own advice.
Both of these characters are overloaded with all sorts of emotional issues. They weigh both of them down, but it's clear Shea is better at dealing with hers. She doesn't spend a lot of time feeling sorry for herself or flying off the handle at people, like Baz. Instead, she knows what she can change and what she can't and moves forward. Her influence on Baz, once he accepts his feelings for her, has an immediate effect. But I was often left wondering if Baz was going to be able to continue on the path of happiness or if someone or something was going to set him off. By the time I reached the end of the story, I knew it was going to be a combination of both.
Baz and Shea have incredible sexual chemistry and the scenes where they finally give into that chemistry are extremely hot. It's at those times that we see these two characters at their most honest and it's a nice change of pace.
The ending is a bit of a "WTF" moment, which will have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. But for followers of this author, we know that AL Jackson is good at leaving us at the edge of our seats through an entire series of books....more
This was me when Bee finally, FINALLY, made a decision with her heart. She'd been torn for so long between Hawke and Nicolas, which confounded me. ButThis was me when Bee finally, FINALLY, made a decision with her heart. She'd been torn for so long between Hawke and Nicolas, which confounded me. But she finally realized that Nicolas might have been perfect on paper, but that doesn't always translate into what you really need.
Bee still has a lot on her plate. She's dealing with the fallout of the tabloid article and trying to figure out her work and living situation. And even though her thought process sometimes leaves me scratching my head, I finally see her moving in the right direction.
Now to wait for SR 9 to see how things move forward now that Bee's made one decision....more
As much as I've enjoyed this series and Miller Hart, this final book seemed to drag on. By this point we know what Miller needs to do in orde3.5 Stars
As much as I've enjoyed this series and Miller Hart, this final book seemed to drag on. By this point we know what Miller needs to do in order to get his HEA with Olivia. We eventually got the showdown, but only after Miller and Olivia fighting, having sex, having a mini meltdown, having sex, sharing their love for one another, having sex. I realize sex is a big part of their relationship and molded who Miller was, but it felt like that was all they were ever doing without really solving anything.
The epilogue was my favorite part of the book. To get a look at how Olivia and Miller's family is several years later. It was refreshing and made me smile more than the entire series had. It was nice to see that after everything, these two characters finally got what they deserved....more
What the heck happened to Weston? I'm glad he got his act together in the end, but I was worried this wasn't going to end the way I thought it was. SiWhat the heck happened to Weston? I'm glad he got his act together in the end, but I was worried this wasn't going to end the way I thought it was. Sill, this a solid final entry into the series with a great mix of teenage angst and growing up....more
When we were introduced to Con in BENEATH THIS MASK, I didn't realize how complex this man was. But let me tell you, Meghan March took a man I was onWhen we were introduced to Con in BENEATH THIS MASK, I didn't realize how complex this man was. But let me tell you, Meghan March took a man I was on the fence about and made me really, really like him.
Constantine Leahy is a guy who appears to be the epitome of a bad boy. But there is so much more to Con. A foster kid who never felt like he belonged after being adopted into a loving family, he carries a fairly large chip on his shoulder. But he's also determined to avenge his adopted parents even if that means it could get him in serious trouble.
Vanessa Frost knew Con from high school, but they didn't run in the same circles. Vanessa has her own chip on her shoulder, trying to prove her worth in running the family foundation. When she's forced to go to Con for a favor, she didn't know getting entangled with Con would change the course of her life.
I really enjoyed Con and Vanessa together, when they dropped those chips of their shoulders. Their insecurities about being worthy or good enough for each other tended to cause them to jump to conclusions and potentially stop whatever forward momentum they had in their relationship. But once they started talking, opening up about themselves, they figured out how to make their relationship work. Even at the end, when they were both in a pretty bad place, it took one conversation for them to discover what they wanted was each other and that was it.
A great second book by Meghan March. She managed to take two characters I wasn't 100% sold on from the first book and make me like them. My only wish was that we saw Charlie and Simon a bit more, considering how close Charlie and Con are....more
THE NEXT SIN was a book I was eagerly anticipating and let me tell you, the second book in this series did not disappoint.
The story picks up three monTHE NEXT SIN was a book I was eagerly anticipating and let me tell you, the second book in this series did not disappoint.
The story picks up three months after Bleu had fled Scotland. She misses Sin, but she knows being separated from him is the best thing for both of them. But when he suddenly appears with an offer very hard to refuse. And when Bleu finds herself back in Scotland, she hopes this next chapter of her life is happier than the last. Unfortunately, life within the Fellowship has a way of making sure that doesn't happen...for either Sin or Bleu.
You have to appreciate a man who is willing to go against everything he has been taught and expected to follow for the love of a woman. I loved Sin before, but once he got Bleu back in his arms he went to great lengths to prove to her, his family and those he is intended to one day lead that she is the woman that will stand by his side and lead with him. Hard not to love him more.
Bleu softened quite a bit in this book. Gone is the woman so set on revenge that she closes herself off to everyone. She embraces Sin and his parents, in addition to the few friends she's made within the Fellowship, grounding herself for the first time. It makes her a more likable Bleu. One you could connect with and one you really want to finally get the redemption she's been looking for with her mother's killer.
The storyline is a bit of a roller coaster ride, because you know the evil Uncle Abrams is just waiting in the wings to do something. He gets a few digs in here and there, but you know there is more and the anticipation had me a bit jumpy right up until the last page.
I can't wait for the final book to come out in March. I need Bleu and Sin to get their HEA and right now all that seems up in the air. But don't let that stop you from picking this series up. It's wonderfully crafted and the characters stick with you. ...more
It doesn't matter what Vi Keeland writes, whether it's MMA fighters, teenagers surviving great loss or a Hollywood mogul, she brings a storyline and cIt doesn't matter what Vi Keeland writes, whether it's MMA fighters, teenagers surviving great loss or a Hollywood mogul, she brings a storyline and characters that are unforgettable.
In THROB, reality show contestant Kate is determined to win some of the prize money to help her mother and brother. She knew the rules going into the show and figured she'd have no problem following them because she needed that money. She just didn't count on studio owner, Cooper Montgomery, blowing into her world and determined to make her his.
I enjoyed Kate and Connor. They had an instant chemistry that made it hard not to like them. Kate was determined to provide for her family, even at the cost of her own happiness. And while that didn't always make Connor happy, you could tell he was going to bide his time and then make sure everyone knew just how much Kate was his.
Vi Keeland always brings such heart and emotion to her stories. She blends those elements perfectly into the storyline, making it damn near impossible to put it down. THROB added an element of fun into the story that made it absolutely perfect.
If you haven't read a Vi Keeland book before, this would be a great introduction to her. The book is fun, very, very hot and the perfect mix of heart and emotion....more