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Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx, #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them toget ...more
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Published April 30th 2018 by The Wild Rose Press
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow, what an amazing story this one was.

Mia and Mason’s story takes you on a rollercoaster ride of mixed emotions. One minute you’re happy the next sad and it all just hits the perfect amount of feels.

We learn about Mason’s past with gang’s and how much it’s deeply affected his life and himself. He’s strong, hard and keeps himself to himself and finds it hard to trust men or women after a few broken hearts and back stabbing but, when mason almost gets run over by the lovely Mia he has no idea
Kathy Heare Watts

What a beginning to a new series. The story is an emotional roller coaster ride of the good, the bad, and the ugly. There is a great cast of characters, plenty of secrets, angst, anger, and new beginnings. No good deed goes unpunished, but maybe there is a level of redemption.

Mason Harding was a normal kid, but when his parent's marriage failed, and they divorced when he was fifteen, he became bitter and allowed his life to cross over to a darker side, running with a
HeidiLynns BookReviews
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
First, I want to thank Amber Daulton for providing me with this book so I could bring you this review.

WOW!! Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton part 1 of the Arresting Onyx Series really started off the book with a bang! Right from sentence one she caught my attention by the way Mia was reacting to the traumatic scene between she and Mason. I commend Amber for that incredible hook into the story!! She had me smiling almost laughing at the way Mia was reacting but it was so cute. Understandable once
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
He's everything she should run far and away from but . . . she saw him. Through all of the exterior stuff she saw him and one night wasn't enough. With is past and the connections that go with it he is a hazard to anyone he is close to but . . . she was different. Something about her touched him in ways no one ever had. This author gives us their story and what's starts as steamy but turns into more. The desire to do right when all you know is wrong isn't always enough. We get to see not only hi ...more
Katherine Horvath
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arresting Mason: WOW! It was very powerful story! I loved the strong characters and how they were portrayed. The dialog was amazing throughout the story. I loved that you could figure out what was going to happen. Amber Daulton did an amazing job of writing this story. The story just drew me in and I just wanted to keep on going. Loved it!

I was provided a copy of this book to enjoy with no expectations or influence on my opinion.
Renate Thompson
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When good girl Mia hooks up with bad boy Mason their worlds intertwine. When ghosts from Mason's past threaten their newfound love, he'd do anything to protect Mia. She would do anything to stay with Mason, but as the gang closes in, it becomes a matter of life or death.
I loved this story - Mason is hot, rough around the edges and determined not to fall back into the gang. Mia is ready to take on anything and anybody, and it was great to read such a gutsy heroine who knows what she wants and fig
Natalie #northsouthbookblog
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-2018
What a great read, my first book by this Author and I thoroughly enjoy it. Well written and leaving me wanting to know more, I just had to keep reading on! I absolutely loved Mia and Mason from the start.

The story unfolds as Mia almost runs Mason over on his way to see his parole officer. The moment they meet you can just feel the sexual tension between them.
Quiet divorcee Mia has no idea what lies ahead as she starts her relationship with Mason. After leaving prison for a crime he committed te
Madelon Smid
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ex-con Mason Harding just wants to go straight, and meeting Mia Edison, the woman of his dreams, makes him try harder. Caught between the stringent rules of his parole and the dark underworld of prison gangs who won’t release him, Mason fights for redemption. Daulton’s writing is visceral and erotic—realism at its best. Her female protagonist brings a refreshing common sense attitude to scenes of danger and violence. I was trapped in the conflict between right and wrong as tightly as Mason, feel ...more
Book Him Danno
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to like Arresting Mason but the story is what it is. Everything was really over the top to the point the story get lost and readers find themselves skipping pages. This readers felt a little lost on where this series is going but I would be willing to try another story by the same author.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy The Wild Rose Press
Badass Bloggettes
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Arresting Mason is my first Amber Daulton book. The premise of the story is an interesting concept and kept my attention from the beginning. I’m a fan of second chances and changing former mistakes. A story about a bad boy who wants to change and be a better man makes me hopeful.

Mason Harding is a tough kid who soon finds out you need to be more than tough to survive ten years in prison. He must make alliances in prison that he wouldn’t consider on the outside. The alliances make frien
India Caedmon
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can an ex-con and a girl on the right side of the law be more than just lovers?

After doing time in prison, ex-gang member, Mason Harding, is released back into society after facing hard time for the sins of his past. Bad boy extreme, ladies. Ain’t getting dirtier than this man!

He doesn’t expect his first taste of freedom to lead him to the saucy, sexy, and sultry Mia Eddison. Their instant attraction leads to a night of passion where they are caught by Mia’s brother. Her brother, btw, is Mason’s
P.e. lolo
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-police
This book opens with Mason Harding on his way to meet his parole officer. He is then nearly struck by a car driven by a beautiful who is upset that she almost hit him. Mason though is able to calm her down and agree to meet for dinner later in the week. After his meeting with his parole officer he can’t wait the few days for dinner. Mia Eddison is excited to finally be going out again since her divorce, and Mason is one hot guy. She cannot get over how she is attracted to him, this has never hap ...more
Kat Henry
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
After former bad boy Mason Harding is released from prison, he is determined to make something of himself--and get away from the gangs and violence, the only life he's known. Standing in his way is his parole officer who brings new meaning to 'giving a man grief' every time Mason turns around.
Then Mason is almost run down by a distracted driver--and nearly loses more than his life. He loses his heart to Mia Eddison. One problem: the gorgeous, sensuous woman who makes him feel things he's never
Colleen Driscoll
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amber Daulton knows how to write a hot sexy thriller! The steam continues to rise throughout Arresting Mason as danger unfolds and the well-developed characters, who couldn’t be better matched, show their love for each other. Mia uses untapped internal strength to help her new boyfriend, Mason, an ex-con who is head over heels in love with her, get out of tough situations so they can enjoy a life together. The dialogue flows naturally and the novel grips you from one dangerous scene after anothe ...more
C.B. Clark
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Daulton has crafted a romance you won’t soon forget. Arresting Mason is a great read. Filled with lots of edge-of-your-seat action, steamy sex scenes, a feisty heroine, a handsome, tattooed hero, and a satisfying romance, this book hits all the sweet spots. You’ll love the hero. Life hasn’t been easy for Mason Harding, but he fights back, determined to make up for his past mistakes and in the process, win the heart of the woman he loves. You can’t help rooting for these two intriguing charac ...more
The TBR Pile *Book review site*
I love romantic suspense so I immediately snatched up this book to review. I really like Mason. He had a hard exterior from his difficult life and he is truly trying to better himself. Him and Mia have a great chemistry.

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Heather andrews
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mason sometimes just needs his woman, “I want you, godda*n it.” He growled the sensual edict against her mouth, his lips hard on hers. “I need all of you.” Mason doesn't like when his woman is put in danger, “I’m not angry. I’m furious. I don’t want you near them. You can trust me with anything, especially if it deals with me. Don’t you know that?” I liked this book, Mason was very into his girl a nd w ould do anything for her.
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
3.5 stars

Arresting Mason is a good summer read. I love the characters and the suspense. I did have a little difficulty seeing some of the events near the end. They seem a little out there. I would like to see more of the couple going forward. I'm not sure where the series is going in the future, but I want more of Alan, Jim, and Benji's backstory.

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Kim F
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book. Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong, intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Tamela Miles
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mason is an ex-convict, recently paroled, trying to build his new life after a youthful mistake cost him years of freedom. He's tough, brash, and keeps his heart bordered by barbed wire. That changes when Mia enters his orbit by way of a chance minor car mishap. Mia is a gun shy divorcee who isn't looking for love but isn't one to let go of a chance for happiness when it shows up in the form of Mason. From their first meeting, they sizzle and a friendship born of curiosity soon turns into blazin ...more
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2 STARS

I liked this book but didn't love it. I found it to be a one time read only. I just didn't connect wth the characters.

****Gifted copy by author****
Katie O'Sullivan
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Amber Daulton's latest novel, she gives us an unlikely hero, recently released from a long stint in prison and looking for redemption. In an even more unlikely cute-meet, the heroine hits him with her car on the very first page of the story. This is a blue-collar love story, with not a billionaire in sight. A second chance love story where both of the main characters want a do-over with their lives, and hope to find it with each other, no matter what twists are thrown their way.

Mason Harding
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Lori
Book provided by the author
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

This is book one of the Arresting Onyx series. I have to say book one was a fantastic read, I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I choose this book but I have to say I was surprisingly intrigued and entertained. The dialog was sharp and funny and both protagonists were likable and made me want to cheer for them to get their happily ever after.

I don’t read many boo
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arresting Mason is believable, entertaining, and full of action and suspense just like a good crime fiction novel, but with romance and love mixed in.
Mason Harding resembles the best of all romantic heroes in that he is mysterious, broody and has a troubled past. When he is nearly run over by Mia Eddison, no one can imagine how their lives will forever be changed by the incident. Mason is an ex-con with a good heart. He’s honorable and sweet but his gruff exterior and his troubled life gives him
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mason was a bad boy...spending the last decade in prison proves it. Except Mason is trying not to disappoint his older brother and is walking the straight and narrow. He is steadfastly avoiding the gang members that lead him down the path to prison. His parole officer doesn't appear to believe that Mason is trying to stay out of trouble but Mason intends to prove him wrong. He has a job as a mechanic and is staying clear of any establishments with gang ties. So far so good. Until he ends up late ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mason Harding was on his way to see his parole officer, a royal pain in his behind when’re beautiful Mia nearly hit him with her car. Mia was filled with regret from almost hitting the handsome stranger, but she was smitten with him immediately. After exchanging a few pleasantries the two decided to meet again under better circumstances.

While getting reamed out by the parole officer Mason couldn’t understand what possessed him to make a date with Mia. She seemed like a good girl and him being an
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Arresting Mason
By Amber Daulton
5 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I really truly loved every minute of this story! It was so beautifully written from beginning to end. I loved the characters that the author had created and I think that she did a wonderful job with ensuring that I knew everything that there was to know about Mason and Mia. I loved everything about Mason, his honestly with Mia was so raw and I could really feel his turmoil about telling her what his past wa
Kathryn Scarborough
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton

Arresting Mason, the first in the “Arresting Onyx” series by Amber Daulton has two characters that a reader can get involved with and care about. Mason and Mia are unlikely candidates for a serious love affair; he is an ex-con with anger issues and on parole and she is the owner of a successful, boutique in Denver. There are starts and stops to the very real relationship, and by the way, Ms. Daulton does a great interpretation of writing REAL PEOPLE with all the b
J.J. Montgomery
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The PERFECT beach read! I picked it up the first night of my vacation and could not put it down. Mia is the star of this book -- a strong, steady heroine who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it, it's her strength and grit that keeps this relationship going.

Satisfying twists and turns as Mia slowly learns the complexities of Mason's past and as the two fight together to free Mason from his past. This book has a refreshing focus on the suspense of discovering w
Darlene Fredette
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A steamy romance with plenty of action. This story is book one in the Arresting Onyx series and stars rough-around-the-edges hero, Mason who is trying his best to lead a clean life after a stint in prison from a robbery gone bad. The opening pages of the story grab the attention when Mia hits Mason with her car. Their chemistry is instant and many steamy scenes soon follow. After a good opening scene, I found the story slowed its pace with Mason and Mia trying to make their relationship work whi ...more
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Writing is the fruit to happiness.

Amber Daulton lives her life by that one belief even though she normally isn't so Zen.

She lives in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina with her wonderful husband and their four crazy kitties. Writing takes up most of her time, aside from her day job in the retail industry. As a fan of contemporary, paranormal and historical novels alike, she can't get enou