A sweet couple with some very hot scenes and a Book Boyfriend who knows how to spoil his girl.
Initially, Wren's judgemental and naive attitude was a A sweet couple with some very hot scenes and a Book Boyfriend who knows how to spoil his girl.
Initially, Wren's judgemental and naive attitude was a bit grating. But after a few people pointed out her behavior, she looked inward, took that reflection and took those comments and started making changes. I respected that and with those changes started to like her character a bit more. Plus she has a mastrubation scene that is probably the hottest I've ever read. While Wren may have began the story much like a 12 year old, she ended it a young woman who earned my respect
Crew too was a bit much in the beginning. I wondered if there was going to be any chemistry between the two of them or not. But as the story continued Crew also began to change. He opened up, became more vulnerable and showed a sweeter version of himself. His outlook on why he wanted Wren kept shifting and of course he couldn't admit to himself at first, but it didn't take long for him to fall and his protective side to shine.
Once these two let their guards down and they start connecting, things really steam up. Their relationship takes off like a rocket as their feelings grow. It was hard to remember their were other parts of the story still revolving around them, since all I wanted was Crew and Wren on the page.
While I will admit I haven't read the Lancasters in order and this couple ended up with a very good ending that I was happy with, even when I wasn't sure in the beginning that it would go the way it did...I did enjoy other Lancaster couples more. That being said, I did love this book and all of the hot and sweet moments. It's a very good book and belongs in the series showcasing the powerful Lancasters....more
This book screamed old world charm meets science fiction. Like Bridgerton had a baby with SpaceX or something along those lines. I completely loved thThis book screamed old world charm meets science fiction. Like Bridgerton had a baby with SpaceX or something along those lines. I completely loved the mash-up of nineteenth century morals mixed together with off world characters. It was brilliant.
Aurora Blake is brought up completely in this stifling world under the rule of her step-father who is a wretched man. Using any means necessary to gain power, one of which is her virginity to bargain a higher wager and social standing among his peers. Behind the scenes, Aurora is secretly stealing jewels to eventually buy her freedom off of the planet before her step-father can sell her. She's cunning and pretty wise for evading capture and the nasty things she must endure. Her strength was something to admire, especially the more you got to know how evil her step-father really was.
Enter Dakar Volkan who is half Martian, but recently back to claim the estate his father has left on earth. While Dakar originally never wanted to return to earth, he also remembered how cruelly he was treated when he did live there as a boy so returned to save the employees who were left among his father's estate and given a challenge to make a change to the long standing council who were much like his father. Once he did that he planned to return to his home, but he didn't expect to find his soul mate and Aurora had a pull unlike anything he'd felt before.
Unbeknownst to the two of them they were actually fighting for the same cause, but ended up fighting each other quite a bit instead. Aurora terrified of getting caught as a thief and Dakar so caught up in his father's affairs they missed so much about each other at several intersections.
They boiled with tons of chemistry and made a great couple. This warlord, to me, was a great precursor to Aimes Ruthless Warlord series where the men are even more over the top possessive once that bonding scent hits their system....more
This is the second book in this trilogy and it’s full of passion, plus we get time with Chloe’s three fathers. Chloe is so easyA delicious, wild ride
This is the second book in this trilogy and it’s full of passion, plus we get time with Chloe’s three fathers. Chloe is so easy to like and even easier to fall in love with. It’s easy to see why her dad’s are so protective of her, but also why Ethan and Zayne want to keep her. There are lots of similarities between her dad’s and the new men in her life, but for a girl like Chloe, a girl that has three fathers, it’s not surprising that with such a strong foundation of love and support that she’d gravitate to men like she grew up with, even when she’s mortified at the prospect of them meeting. Those chapters are quite amusing. This book is an easy read, it flowed like good wine, and I can’t wait for the final piece of the puzzle to tie their story all together....more
Beautifully crafted heartache wrapped up in a beautiful love story.
Leo is broken, he's depressed, and he's circling the drain. His life is clouded in Beautifully crafted heartache wrapped up in a beautiful love story.
Leo is broken, he's depressed, and he's circling the drain. His life is clouded in grief and he can't find a way out of it. His husband, the man he promised to love, and cherish through sickness and health...Leo can't come to terms with what those vows mean after suffering a major loss.
Jesse is the stability and light between the two of them and wholeheartedly believes in forever after. He knows Leo is suffering, but he also wishes that Leo gave him one moment to allow his own grief to escape. Instead Jesse is the rock for everyone around him and as the rock he can’t break.
From the beginning of the book, Marley writes this story in such a way that Leo always appears to have one foot out the door while Jesse is all in and desperately pulling on both of Leo's arms to stay. You see, Leo never had faith in himself even from the beginning of their relationship, so he was already half depleted when their world fell apart. So the question stands...how do you find the strength to support your partner when you have nothing left to even support yourself?
Marley wrote, yes, an intense, but meaningful look at the inside of marriage when it's not all shiny and rose colored, but instead what can happen to two happy people when the unthinkable occurs.
Leo and Jesse suffer a tragedy and together they each battle through their own grief, but in completely different ways. The highs and lows they faced came in waves throughout this story and I was completely engrossed in each part of the story, grasping for answers, and wanting conclucions before the next wave hit. I loved how Marley wove their past and present together interchanging back and forth so I constantly wanted more and more of their story until the very end.
If you love a really good story mixed with heartache, angst, and a tremendous love, than this book is all of that and more....more
Audrey was supposed to marry Lincoln West, but when he backed out Audrey realizes that perhaps it wasA sweet, friends-to-lovers, contemporary romance.
Audrey was supposed to marry Lincoln West, but when he backed out Audrey realizes that perhaps it was meant to be and that she was really meant to be with the other West brother, Liam who is her best friend, all along. The biggest problem she now faces is that she's built up a life with and around Lincoln, so will her friends, her new found family with the West's, will they forgive the tangled mess that will now involve Liam?
Liam, Lincoln's brother, has been best friends with Audrey from the beginning of their relationship, and they have always kept their relationship in the friend zone. However, once his brother screws up the best thing he ever had, all bets are off and Liam is ready to make his move. Liam has waited on the sidelines long enough, so when Aubrey says she's ready, he's no longer waiting. While he did keep their relationship in the friendzone, he also kept his true feelings simmering in the background.
This book is a long, slow burn, due mainly to the nature of their relationships. It did involve his brother after all, but once they do give in, it's steamy and the relationship quickly takes off, it just takes a long time to get there. A 4.5 star read....more
Pure fire and steam! Damon and Sky have volcanic attraction that dripped off the page with their raging intensity that I can only refer to as steamy, Pure fire and steam! Damon and Sky have volcanic attraction that dripped off the page with their raging intensity that I can only refer to as steamy, emotional turbulence.
Sky will do anything to help her best friend, Gia, achieve her four point goal list before senior year ends. The list includes things like losing her v-card and becoming prom queen, which is a huge feat considering Gia is basically a nobody, something Sky enjoys about being her friend, but suddenly changes with this list.
What does all of this mean in the grand sceme of the plot....well, helping Gia suddenly means letting Damon Savage have access to what he desperately wants...her.
Sky hates everything about the Elites and athletes. She holds nothing back when it comes to speaking her mind, especially to Damon. Probably to most people the animosity in Sky turns them away, but instead the constant back and forth heat between them is like catnip to his twisted mind.
Damon can't get enough of the girl who literally wants nothing to do with him. He enters into a bargain just to get what he wants...her.
Welcome to the inferno! Love can make you do crazy things and Omega and Lovenia or Love proved this theory.
I originally wasn't a huge fan of this coupWelcome to the inferno! Love can make you do crazy things and Omega and Lovenia or Love proved this theory.
I originally wasn't a huge fan of this couple in the first book, but by the end of this book...Omega and Love completely won me over. I was a snotty, teary mess who fell in love with no only them, but also some very special new secondary characters.
This story was another beautiful book about faith, hope, and the biggest thing we all need to lean on which is love. Did I mention the big, fat tears that rolled down my face...no joke...Jes and his observation deck...the entire concept-it is a beautiful picture that stole my breath as emotions leaked all over my face.
Who is this Jes? Well...he's great and I loved how his character was portrayed. That's all I'm going to say.
While Omega and Love had a lot to fight for, their love, their very souls, this book really is about the people in your life that you love. I adored how Webster pieced this story together to slowly open up each character where I fell in love with them page by page instead of all at once because these two people needed that time to really tell their story and it made it that much more powerful by the end.
This book really should be read after Alpha and Omega for the best reading enjoyment....more
This story hit me in all the feels and even days after finishing it I can't stop talking about it.
It's an other worldly book containing supernatural aThis story hit me in all the feels and even days after finishing it I can't stop talking about it.
It's an other worldly book containing supernatural angels and demons and a story that revolves around destiny and hope. By the very last page my heart was ready to burst with ALL of the emotions!!
I still sit here in awe of the beauty of this book even days after finishing it; lost in the absolute wonder of the supernatural mixed with the raw emotions, and the deep felt love and connection between Lark and Alpha. It made for a mesmerizing read. My heart burst with every emotion possible!
Webster’s talent for drawing me into her worlds never ceases to amaze me. I was enthralled right from the start and finished this book within just a few hours. Alpha and Larks story is one of heartbreak, friendship, soulmates, and redemption. It’s a story like I’ve never read and I loved every page of it.
I realize the thought of the afterlife or the supernatural isn’t a subject for everyone, but perhaps if you get to know it through the eyes of Lark and Alpha it could affect you as much as it did me.
This book was basically Wow, Wow, Wow and one I know I won't forget anytime soon....more
I've read forbidden and I've read taboo books before, but The Wild dove into the deep end of both with a splash of controversy mixed in and a whole loI've read forbidden and I've read taboo books before, but The Wild dove into the deep end of both with a splash of controversy mixed in and a whole lot of no holds barred in any of those categories. It was a thrill ride I didn't know I needed until I couldn't stop reading it and while this book may not be for everyone, I love pushing my reading boundaries, after all it's fiction and I love the escape it provides.
I'm honestly so glad I had no knowledge about what this book was about before jumping into it. The shock and curiosity of what I was reading was completely my own, with zero bias and I loved experiencing every taboo moment with virgin eyes. It gave me that little extra thrill knowing all the pearl clutchers would be saying a prayer that my wicked soul was reading such a twisted book.
I've have seen posts, or referrals in Webster's newsletter where she's talked about her banned books, but I've never specifically placed exactly which ones she was referring to. I know she loves to push boundaries, its one of the reasons I enjoy reading her books, aside from her excellent writing, but I can see this particular book making that list. Webster surely crafted the plot of The Wild in such a way that I will say it's by far the most taboo book I've ever read and that is saying a lot with everything I do read. However, I loved it and will proudly claim the title of having read a banned book.
Are there questions as to how they truly survived the wilderness...sure, but do I necessarily care...it's fiction, so ultimately no! I read books all the time that leave me with more questions than answers, but it's fiction, ultimately I'm there for the love story not how to solve the worlds problems. I loved the tabooness of the underlying conflict. The big controversy that makes this such a forbidden book. That's the story I wanted to read and I loved it....more