It's been a while since I read an MC book, until I read An Honest Mistake by Lucii Grubb. Then I got the taste for MCs all over again. Kacey offered mIt's been a while since I read an MC book, until I read An Honest Mistake by Lucii Grubb. Then I got the taste for MCs all over again. Kacey offered me this book for review and I eagerly waited for it to appear on my kindle. I started reading this afternoon at around 12 and was finished by 3:30. I would have finished sooner, but I put it down for a while as I wanted to prolong it, knowing I'd need book two and it isn't available. What can I say about Devon Destroyers MC? It's a fast-paced, thrilling read. It's packed with all the drama, suspense and intrigue that you could wish for. And there are some really hot sex scenes in there that left me all hot and bothered! Sexy bikers covered in tattoos, an intriguing storyline and a well rounded, well written story arc, what more could a reader like me wish for?! I'd award more than 5 stars if it was possible, that's how much I loved this book. Kacey takes you on a ride you won't want to get off, I know I came out of it kicking and screaming and pulling my hair out. I loved him, now I hate him. I feel sorry for one character I didn't think possible. I despise certain other characters. It's safe to say I've been a jumble of emotions today. I admit I actually cried a couple of times, but the worst time was at the end. What the hell is happening? Where is Blade and if he can be bothered to try, will be earn his redemption?
Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of reading this book, Kacey. I eagerly await book two....more
I was offered a copy of this book for review and when I read the synopsis, I was truly intrigued. I wasn't let down because it was a brilliant read. EI was offered a copy of this book for review and when I read the synopsis, I was truly intrigued. I wasn't let down because it was a brilliant read. Edwards has written a fast-paced, entertaining novel that will keep you guessing as to what will happen to Nikki. Can the words of psychic be helpful or can they lead to disaster?
Nikki is a Hollywood entertainment lawyer and her career is really taking off. It's her love life that isn't where she wishes it could be. It all started with the words of a psychic years ago, telling her she would meet a green-eyed man who would be the love of her life when the time was right. Since then, Nikki has dated several men, none of them turned out to be Mr Right. Now she has a career in Hollywood, can she meet the right man to sweep her off her feet? Should she keep listening to the words of the psychic or should she forge her own path?
Can't Fight Fate is a funny, fast-paced story that had me laughing all the way through. Nikki is a delightful character and so is her best friend Siobhan. Is Nikki's life path predestined? Is she headed for a happy ever after or is there disaster written all over it? You won't know the answer to that until the end. This is a cleverly written book by Edwards that is easily worth 4 stars. The characters are well developed and kept my interest piqued from beginning to end. The story itself had me in hysterics, but it also had me rolling my eyes at some of the jerks in Nikki's life. I would have liked to have punched one of them in particular in the face. If you want an easy end-of-summer read, then pick up a copy of Can't Fight Fate today....more
As always with L.A Cotton's books, I jumped at the chance to read an ARC of Tribulation & Truths. I am seriously glad I did because I had been havAs always with L.A Cotton's books, I jumped at the chance to read an ARC of Tribulation & Truths. I am seriously glad I did because I had been having Jax withdrawal symptoms *swoon* That man is pure unadulterated bliss! Tribulation & Truths is the final part of Jax and Ana's story and I won't lie, I am extremely sad that it had to end. I whole-heartedly wish that Lianne would write more books based on the couple because although I am intrigued by Braiden's story (the next book in the series), I wish it didn't have to centre around him. Jax and Ana are the ultimate book couple. They have their ups and downs, for sure. But don't all couples?! This time round, Jax is in deeper than ever before. He's taken Braiden's place in the family due to Braiden's incarceration. This makes it a hell of a lot more dangerous for the couple and ultimately, they must live a life pretending to bow to Marcus Donohue's commands, whilst trying their hardest to find evidence linking Marcus to the death of Jax's father. Is there evidence to be found? Could Marcus really have been behind the demise of his best friend? Can Ana and Jax uncover the truth and if so, can the do it in time before Jax is in over his head and gets a target on his back? The story was fast-paced and highly entertaining. I read it in a matter of hours, though I kept having to put the book down and walk away to try and draw it out. I really couldn't handle it being the end. So for me it was a catch-22 situation. Read faster to uncover the truth or read slower to prolong the story before it's inevitable end? As with the previous stories in this series, T&T was well-written, it flowed beautifully and had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation. Lianne always succeeds in making me ride a roller coaster of emotion, but more so this time because I knew it was the end. I laughed, I cried, I even threw something in temper as I was left feeling utterly bereft at one point (no spoilers). T&T was the perfect way to end this amazing couple's journey. Many trials and tribulations later, you get to see whether they get their happily ever after or if it ends in disaster.
I am grateful to Lianne for providing me with this amazing book and wish to congratulate her on a job well done, because I am sure she thrives on emotionally draining her readers LOL. ...more
So it took me 4 hours, but I've finally finished reading An Honest Mistake.
I was in a bit of a reading slump and had nothing to pull me out of it untSo it took me 4 hours, but I've finally finished reading An Honest Mistake.
I was in a bit of a reading slump and had nothing to pull me out of it until Lucii wanted me to BETA read her debut novel. I've laughed, I've cried, I've had snot bubbles everywhere (so very attractive). I'm sat here shaking from emotion, with a tear stained face and the smile of a total loon. Lucii should be immensely proud of herself for the giant leap of faith she took in writing and putting herself out there. She pulled it off big time and this is honestly one of the best books I've had the pleasure of reading. With witty, sexy, charming characters, and a well thought out story arc, An Honest Mistake is a superb book that I am humbled to have had the pleasure of reading an early copy.
I don't have the right words to express how talented Lucii is. She has a talent that shines so brightly through her writing and nobody can ever take that from her. She should be beaming with pride that her book is so brilliant that it brings people to their knees.
I had no doubt that I would love this story, but now that has been reinforced by Cobra and his Old Lady. They have an intense connection that is passionate, fiery and brings out the emotions that lie beneath my cool exterior.
Thank you Lucii for letting me read this book. I've told you once and I'll tell you a million times, this is best seller material right here girl! Never doubt yourself, your passion for writing, your talent, your love and don't second guess yourself, ever! Stand up, be proud and lap up the attention I know is coming your way....more
Caution: You may think this contains spoilers, though none are intended.
I don't know where to start this review. There are no words and far too many wCaution: You may think this contains spoilers, though none are intended.
I don't know where to start this review. There are no words and far too many words at the same time. I started reading this amazing novel a couple of nights ago and wished I had discovered it sooner. I wondered where this book had been all my life. It's well and truly addicting, intoxicating and weaves its spell around you before you even notice. I said in a Goodreads status update that The Temptress is everything that Fifty Shades of Grey could and should have been. I loved the Fifty trilogy, but by only 29% into The Temptress, I was in awe of how much better the story and characters were.
Lulu McQueen is The Temptress, she owns and runs a honey trap agency, sending gorgeous girls out as bait for possible philandering spouses. This in itself made for an intriguing storyline, Men find Lulu completely beguiling and are under her spell quicker than you can say "gotcha". She finds proof of cheating and provides it to the spouse who hires her. But although she is gorgeous, with eyes like molten lava and creamy skin, she has trouble finding a man in her real life. She has a rule that she has to be dating someone for a period of time before sleeping with them, she needs to know if they are in it for the long haul or if they just want sex due to her obvious charms. Having not found "Mr Right", she won't settle for a "Mr Right Now" - plus, she lost her heart due to a one night stand six years prior. Nobody has ever lived up to Luc. He was strong, passionate, dominant and oh so perfect. With his sculpted body, his pores oozing sex appeal and his French accent, Luc was everything Lulu could desire and then some. Six years down the line and Lulu can't help comparing every man to the sexy Frenchman that dominated her and blew her mind in bed.
I loved this story. It was different to anything I have read before, yet there was something in the back of my mind that tugged and said that Luc was Christian Grey in a parallel universe. He was domineering, seriously sexy and definitely always got what he wanted. Except for that one time when he slept with a woman he referred to as "ma belle" - my beauty. No-one has compared to her in the six years that have passed. His life was turned upside down the night he met Lulu in a club and took her back to his apartment. Disappointment is an understatement for what he felt the next morning when he found her gone.
The characters in this story suck you in and churn your emotions around. CJ Fallowfield is an extraordinary author who draws you close before snaring you while you are unaware. The storyline was not merely interesting, it was the very definition of intoxication. I cried several times whilst reading and had to stop because the words all blurred and my eyes were literally stinging from the torrent of tears cascading from them. From Lulu to her brother Dom, to Coco and Tristan to Luc... every single character took shape before my very eyes and I fell head over heels in love. I couldn't bear to put the book down and lost a whole day just living Lulu's life.
I love a book that is written from a dual POV because you get to see what goes on in the mind of both of the lead characters. The inside of Lulu's mind was a fun ride, but then you get to Luc and he oozes sex from every word. His sensual French accent in the back of your mind, the picture of him in your mind's eye... Oh yes, Luc is my new obsession!! <3
CJ Fallowfield is one of my new favourite authors. I would read anything she writes, even her shopping list. I can't wait for the next book, even though it isn't about Lulu and Luc - you know that they have to make an appearance somewhere and even a cameo role is good enough for me, though realistically I would love an entire series that revolves around Luc. Even his name tripping off my tongue is thrilling. My mind is cast back to the sexual antics of him and Lulu and their fight to be together. Nothing came easily for these two, obstacles were thrown at them left, right and centre. That was one of the reasons I loved the book so much.
If you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, then this book is for you. If you hated Fifty Shades of Grey and want something better to read, then this book is for you. Whether you are crying out for someone to obsess over like CG or you want someone to erase CG from mind, then you truly need to read The Temptress.
Many thanks to Charlotte for providing me with a copy of this amazing novel - you had me hook, line and sinker from the opening line....more
This book - if you'll pardon the pun - was magical. It was as though a spell had been cast over me, compelling me not to finish reading until I had abThis book - if you'll pardon the pun - was magical. It was as though a spell had been cast over me, compelling me not to finish reading until I had absorbed every last word. I was totally enthralled from the first word to the last. There are several reasons I loved this book; the characters. They were ordinary people, living ordinary lives, except for one extraordinary secret - they were bound by magic. Samantha, the main character, is your typical teenage girl, in love with Ethan and can't get enough of him. Shannon is your typical self-absorbed, vapid teenage girl who is more in love with herself than anything. (But I grew to love her because of who she is, instead of in spite of it.) Then there's Dylan. I know you're supposed to swoon over Ethan, and believe me, I did, but I swooned more over Dylan. Maybe I have a thing for the "bad-boy" type, maybe it was his dark magic tainted past that lured me in. Whatever it was, Dylan was certainly very swoon-worthy. I think the thing I liked the most was, magic aside, these characters were very tangible, it was almost like I was in the story with them. Another main reason to love this story is the author. Kelly Hashway has inspired me time and again with her writing, this story is no different. I love the dramatic twists and turns she takes you through, but also the smaller, more intricate ones that you don't feel the full effect of right away. Kelly is a very talented author and she makes you question everything you think you know. Clever writing, along with tangible characters, world building that leaves you in awe - these are all things you feel when you read a book that is written by this author. You will never be sorry you chose to sit and lose chunks of time reading something of hers. You'll be sucked in, churned up and spat out. But you won't mind, because you will have enjoyed every single minute.
THE DARKNESS WITHIN continues the story of the teens we first met in The Monster Within. With a member of their coven experiencing problems connected to dark magic, another coven on their tail and an ally who may not be all they seem, Sam, Shannon, Ethan and Dylan are in for a few surprises as the story unfolds. Life is about to become very difficult and they will face their biggest problem to date. With emotional turbulence, dramatic twists on the horizon, the coven will come under threat more than once and some of that may stem from someone they thought a friend. A very cleverly written tale of teen angst, love, magic and betrayal, you will find yourself tagging along on a joyride that will hit more than one bump on the way.
Kelly Hashway is an author I have the utmost respect for, on a personal level as much as respecting her one author to another. She is the Queen of tugging at heartstrings. A very talented woman, who delivers one wonderful story after another. I ask myself what I want from a story and she ticks all the boxes and then some. If you've read her amazing stories before, you'll know exactly what I mean. However, if you are new to her writing, then you won't be sorry you decided to pick up one of her books. The first thing I read by her was Touch of Death, a gripping trilogy that I wish hadn't had to end. If you love a great YA story that has you on the edge of your seat, then boy you got lucky here. ...more
Now I don't know about you, but I have recently seen reviews on Goodreads calling Cameron a whiny pussy. I hadn't heard a*Warning: Mini rant ahead...*
Now I don't know about you, but I have recently seen reviews on Goodreads calling Cameron a whiny pussy. I hadn't heard anything like this before I read the book, but now I've got to make my opinion on this little comment known. It is complete and utter bullshit! I mean, I totally and utterly fell in love with this guy from the start and nothing about him is whiny and he is most certainly not a pussy. I love MC books, which is what made me pick this book up and I think I know where these kind of comments about Cameron came from. I spent last night thinking about it after I had finished the book. The thing is, men in MC books are hulking, tattooed Gods of men that have women quivering at the knees and melting into puddles of their own juices. I get that, I love that, I feel that way reading such books myself. But I felt that for this book too. In a way, Bad Company is not your "typical" MC book - perhaps this is because you expect the guy to be this bad boy prick that treats women like shit but you end up falling for him anyway because somewhere down the line he has redeeming qualities. Fair enough. You are entitled to your own opinion. And maybe the person who said Cameron was a whiny pussy was basing their opinion on the fact that he is more sensitive in nature than many MC lead characters. Well I happen to think that his sensitive nature is a good thing. He is a broken, hollow shell of a man who has post-traumatic amnesia. He doesn't remember being the ladies man that fucked them and left them in his wake. Instead, he wakes up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people and he is a stranger to himself. Surely then, it is understandable that he isn't the guy he used to be because he has no memory of that guy. And if you ask me, that's a good thing because it allows him to be the kind of guy that comes naturally to him and that guy is still a God of a man. He still has your knees quivering, your panties melting away and your body wanting to spontaneously combust. So, if you want a bad boy who fucks you, leaves you and has no redeeming qualities, then maybe this book isn't for you. But if you want a guy who is a little broken, who has to fit the jigsaw pieces of his life back together, a guy who is smoulderingly sexy and leaves you hot under the collar, then maybe this book is for you.
Now, that rant was longer than I had intended, but it had to be said. With that done, here's my actual review:
This story had me sucked in from the very first word, I just knew this book was going to give my heart a beating and I fell in head first... or maybe heart first.
Cameron Iss is a strange guy in a strange place, he doesn't know who he is, how he fits in and he has no memory of what brought him from America to Scotland. All he knows is that he's in hospital, with a sexy as all get-out doctor that asks him questions he has no way to answer. Kelly Darrow is his psychiatrist, but he wishes she was oh so more than that. He's clearly attracted to her and she to him, he can see it in her eyes, but she is a woman of ethics, a woman who wouldn't dare defy the oath she took when she became a doctor. Although Cameron doesn't know who he is or why he's here, what he does know is that his desire for this woman is strong. Kelly doesn't know what it is, but something attracts her to the unconscious patient she sees before her. How can she be attracted to a man she doesn't know? A man she hasn't even spoken to before... A man who is muscular, tattooed and has an edge of danger... Most of all, a man who is a patient? Kelly is a sensible, professional woman who doesn't cross the boundaries that would see her struck off as a doctor. She mustn't let the lines get blurred... but the more she looks at those lines, the more they blur, the more they seem to disappear... It's a dangerous line she treads, but she can't help feeling the magnetic draw of this mysterious, handsome man. Her desire might just be stronger than her willpower...
This book is beautifully written and just like Cameron, it has a magnetic draw to it that sucked me in and refused to spit me out. I went on a roller coaster of emotion and this was one ride I didn't want to end. The whole time that the two were doing the "will they? won't they?" thing, I was distraught at the fact that they indeed might not. I rooted for them to be a couple. I wanted Kelly to take a chance on her heart, ethics be damned. I needed Cameron to make her see that whilst he couldn't remember who he was, maybe having a clean slate might turn out to be a good thing. How many times have we made mistakes in our lives that we wanted to forget? We might not be able to, but Cameron could.
I loved both main characters in this story, and Cameron easily won my heart. It was difficult for this broken man to piece his life back together. I truly felt a lot of empathy for the guy. He was sensitive and compassionate, not the bad-boy from the MC that I expected him to be. Sure, in his past he was a lot more wild, but along his journey, he became more and more lovable, more tame than you might expect from the tattoos and bulging muscles. Never judge a book by it's cover because deep inside is what matters the most. Cameron isn't afraid to show his more vulnerable side and this only endeared me to him more - I actually like a guy who isn't ashamed to cry.
As Kelly helped Cameron slot the pieces of his life back into place, I was scared of what would happen if he went back to America, he would break Kelly's heart... and mine along with it.
The way Lissa Jay told this story was passionate, deep and incisive. I loved the dual POV narrative as it helped me understand both characters more fully. I commend Lissa on a story beautifully told that made me laugh, shout expletives and sob like a newborn baby. I'm glad I gave this book a chance, as now I have found both a series and an author I know I will come to love more than I already do. I can't wait for book two in the series. It may not be mainly about Cameron, but I sure hope he makes an appearance somewhere. I look forward to learning more about the boys from his MC and seeing if I come to love them as much, to champion them as much as I did with him. ...more
When I was asked to participate in this blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I have to be honest, I was so consumed with this book that I would lose chu When I was asked to participate in this blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I have to be honest, I was so consumed with this book that I would lose chunks of time. It sucked me in from the first word and left me on tenterhooks waiting for the next book, I needed it right there and then. Ana was such an easy character to love and don't even get me started on Jackson *swoon* The two come from complete opposite backgrounds and it's very true what they say about opposites attract. They make the perfect couple. Nothing goes right for them but they are such a strong couple that they battle anything life throw at them. Ana doesn't realise just how strong she is and it endeared her to me even more. The way this book flowed was truly brilliant. It was fast paced and a true page turner, I could barely put it down. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. I cannot wait for the second book now and I truly hope that it is as stunning as this one. This is the first book of Lianne's that I have read, but it certainly won't be the last. Why? Because she is a very clever author. She leaves you guessing and begging for more. I love how this book wasn't predictable, it had twists and turns that you didn't see coming. I love reading because it takes me to a different world and the world that Lianne has created is one I could gladly live in forever. If you want a book to fall in love with, I strongly suggest you read Loyalty and Lies. Thank you Lianne for the ARC. Congratulations on an amazing novel. I can't wait for the next part of Ana and Jackson's journey. ...more