This was my first foray in to the world of L.P. Lovell and Tiger Shark was a slick, sexy, fun, and naughty read!!
I usually steer clear of full lengthThis was my first foray in to the world of L.P. Lovell and Tiger Shark was a slick, sexy, fun, and naughty read!!
I usually steer clear of full length erotica. Just not of fan of numerous sex scenes because there is usually no actual story line I can get on board with and get bored real fast. But I was intrigued by the premise so I gave it a whirl.
So glad I did!!
Not only was I treated to a super sexy story, the actual story line was just spot on and I loved Landon and Georgia!!
Review to post for author's blog tour on Books and Fandom, June 15. And you can also read a ridiculously sexy excerpt here . Can you say strap on??
ARC received with thanks in exchange for a fair review...more
After reading, The Dark Light of Day, Dark Needs was a must for me! More Jake and told from Jake's POV.
This is a companion novella. You should read ThAfter reading, The Dark Light of Day, Dark Needs was a must for me! More Jake and told from Jake's POV.
This is a companion novella. You should read The Dark Light of Day before reading this.
And even as a novella, it's packed with a full blown story that gives you so many answers to much of Jake's actions in The Dark Light of Day. We even get to see Abby heal after the trauma of what happened with Georgia.
if you didn't love Jake before, you will definitely be over the moon after reading his words....more
Dark, angsty, sock to the belly story! T.M. Frazier can really walk the fine line of writing dark gritty stories without going over the edge and makinDark, angsty, sock to the belly story! T.M. Frazier can really walk the fine line of writing dark gritty stories without going over the edge and making me cringe. Because if I am cringing, I am not going to continue reading a series, let alone an author. So yeah, I am totally girl crushing on the author's ability to balance the dark without losing me.
This is an author who I discovered with the King series.
Jake is a character that both King and Bear know well. He is also someone you only call upon with specific intentions. And it was those intentions that gave you a very dark view who Jake is, though not a lot of detail about him, but just enough to make you curious, and want to keep your distance.
But I was so obsessed with the King series, I never got around to reading Jake's story.
And if I didn't know it before, I know it now...T.M. Frazier is EVIL EVIL EVIL!!!
That ending to Lawless. OMG MOFOs, I am dead. Sent to ground. I didn't know what to do with myself.
And the preview for Soulless?? Jake??? Kill me why don't you???
And it was that preview that had me wanting to know more about Jake, no more waiting, I had to know who he was.
Abby and Jake are about as damaged as you can get. Dark and abusive childhoods. No one to trust or count on, especially Abby who suffered at the hands of the one person who is supposed to protect her.
There was only one person Abby trusted, her Nan who she came to live with at 13. And though it took her a while to accept her grandmothers love, let alone even being touched by her, once she did, the next 4 yrs of her life were the best she had ever experienced. But it didn't last, Nan was taken from her in a tragic accident. This left Abby who is now 17 completely reeling with the attitude, that nothing good in her life lasts, and even more heart breaking, she doesn't deserve goodness.
Jake had a relatively normal childhood until he tragically lost his brother and mother. His father couldn't deal with the loss and turned his pain and anger on Jake.
That's how the story opens, Jake and his fathers confrontation. It was a definite eye opener for me.
Jake and Abby meet at her lowest most desperate. And even though she doesn't really trust him, She feels an unexplained pull towards him. It was the same for Jake who didn't understand either.
I was hooked. I loved Abby and all her flaws and darkness. I loved their raw and intense story. They are both beautifully broken characters. And together, they made a light so bright, you just know to them, their world could not exist without each other.
The story is chock full of suspense, darkness, trepidation, love, terrific bantering, all wrapped up in a very dark and brutal story line.
A definite favorite for the year for me.
As an after though: Jake is as dark as you will get, I totally loved him, and I feel much better about reading Soulless now. I just couldn't do it when it initially came out, even though I bought it, I was just too traumatized.
Yeah, Jake has a way of doing that to you. ...more
Loud is How I Love You was a super debut for the author, so when I was offered the ARC of Stay Until We Break, I was*Update: Review link is now live*
Loud is How I Love You was a super debut for the author, so when I was offered the ARC of Stay Until We Break, I was all *grabby hands, thank you very much, runs and jumps on couch, starts reading immediately*.
Again, another engaging story line and great characters, but I do believe I loved this one a tad tiny bit more.
There was just something about Cole and Sonia. They definitely tugged on my heart.
Lot's more romance, humor, and smexiness. Some more angst, super bantering.
This time around, the author really fleshed the characters out, much more depth and personality to all of them.
A solid tell me a story kind of story set in the 90's with the Hub City music scene as a back drop. Anyone in to Indie rock will definitely appreciate the author's detailing, it was vivid and full of texture.
Question for the author, will there be a story for Beefcake Joey, I would totally be on board with that! (hint hint)
And both stories had such a great flow, I am doing a dual review on my site. :)