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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Forever Ride by Chelsea Camaron

Forever Ride (The Hellions Ride, #2)Publisher:Whiskey Girls Publishing
Pages: 197 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Motorcycle Club
 Series:  The Hellions Ride-1
Challenges-TK
 Buy this Book: Amazon, Nook, Smashwords

Summary:

Events happen in life that can awaken our truest and deepest desires. They also show us our greatest fears. Sometimes we are forced to face those fears, other times we build walls that can't be broken to protect ourselves.

A profound connection these two once shared. A strong friendship once formed was shattered. Fate has stepped in and shaken both their worlds.

The danger, the wild, the chaos, and the lifestyle of the Hellions world has become far too much for Savannah 'Sass' Perchton. Swearing off bikers and attempting a 'normal' life, she has settled. She's committed to Nick, her country club, pretty boy. She's found a way to be content.

Things aren't always what they seem. Wrap an empty box in pretty paper and a bow, it may look amazing, but it's still a hollow shell.

He's a Hellions playboy. A different chick in his bed, off on a different ride, and always something new. He's Frank the 'Tank' Oleander, Haywood's Hellions Road Chief. Throttle down and life is good.

The fast pace of the Hellions life catches up to him. At a crossroads, he's forced to face some life changing thoughts or succumb to the darkness of death. Teetering on the brink of giving in, her voice is all he's holding onto. The coma he can't pull himself out of, but her voice is the light in the darkness. He wants the girl who pulled him through when his life was literally in the balance.

She's sworn off bikers. Can he pull through? Can she ever see past the lifestyle to the heart of the man behind the cut? Will they find their Forever Ride?



My Review:

Intro: I am late with this one. My computer died a tragic death after months of constantly having to be resuscitated. I have a new one now...it has a fancypants touch screen and everything and the nice computer techy people were able to find my review of Forever Ride on my dead as a doornail computer.

I am walking into this book completely cold. I have not read the first book in the series so I have no idea really who these people are. It usually doesn't present a problem but Tank and Sass have quite the backstory to them.

Heroine: Sass- I really liked Sass. She was strong and smart and definitely likable. She had just turned her back on the Club which caused some emotional turmoil and upheaval. She's also involved in a relationship with a controlling abusive man. It was just so easy to empathize with her. I did have moments of complete and total frustration with her though.

Hero: Tank-Throughout most of the book, Tank is in a coma. Having not read the first book, I normally would have felt as if I didn't get to know Tank very well. But I love how it was handled. He was present in the story even though he wasn't really active. And he was exactly what you would expect from a MC hero. A bit gruff and a bit loose on the morals but a good, sweet man nonetheless.

Chemistry: This is a bit difficult. Tank spends a good portion of the book in a coma so interaction was limited. They did have a very deep and strong connection and I did love their story but I think it would have been easier for me to see the development if I had read the first book. Which I will do.

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Ending Babble: I really did enjoy this one. It was one of the more unique MC romances I have read. I thought the way the romance was developed was ingenious. The hero was in a coma and I still felt as if I had gotten to know him just as well as I got to know the awake and aware heroine. It takes one great writer to be able to do that. I will be playing catchup with the Hellions Ride series because I plan on following like a fangirl.  
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Excerpt:

~Sass~
Climbing off the bike, my legs are unsteady.

Button, you don’t have to stay here with him. You know that, right?”

Tank, it’s complicated,” I remind him.

So you keep sayin’, but the way I see it, you can’t be you here. The fancy car, big house, stiff clothes, and boring hair… that shit ain’t you. Button, you gotta live life.”

I’m safe living here with Nick. The Hellions aren’t safe. You, for one, should see that.”

What I see is family. What I see is you’re afraid. You once called me out about being afraid of commitment. Well, Button, you’re full of fear, too. Fear of the unknown. There was a time when you wanted to take chances, to hell with the consequences. What happened?”

Lots of shit happened throughout my life. The club life, it’s not for me. I’m not strong enough.”

This is the life you were born into. It’s in your blood. Holding on to me just now, you relaxed into the ride like it was second nature. You know you’re meant for this, and you’re meant for me. Life’s too short, Button.”

Tank, just let it go. Just let me go. Please,” I beg him, unsure how much more I can take before I climb back on his bike and let him take me away.

Roundman once told me to play the cards life deals us. Well, folding is not an option. You’re in my cards. Life placed you in my hand and I’m building my winning play around you. Sort your shit, Button, because I’m not letting go.”

The tears are building behind my eyes. “Please, give me time. You were gone a long time.”

I didn’t come here to upset you or force my hand today. I’m gonna go, but I’m not giving up on you.”

Leaning over to him since he’s still on his bike, I kiss his cheek. “Until next time, Tank.”

Until next ride, Button,” he responds with a wink as he cranks the bike and then proceeds to pull away, leaving my heart and my life a mess.


About the Author


Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.


Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.


Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.


When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.


She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.









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Review: Gareth: Lord of Rakes by Grace Burrowes

Gareth: Lord of Rakes (Lonely Lords, #6)Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402278632
Pages: 384 p
Genre: Romance/Historical/Regency
Series:  Lonely Lords-1,2,3,4,57,8,9,10,11,12
Challenges-TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's

Summary:

She's caught between a rake and certain ruin...

Felicity Worthington's only hope of avoiding poverty—or worse—is to accept her distant cousin's dubious bequest... a thriving, high-class brothel. Felicity has 90 days to convince her cousin's solicitors that Gareth Alexander has taught her the art of pleasing a man, though she's more interested in the gentleman she glimpses beneath Gareth's debauched airs, than in the rake he's become.

In the business of love...How much should he teach her?

Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, has little incentive to help a spinster learn to manage a brothel—except that the alternatives for the prim, pretty Miss Worthington are even worse. His resistance to teaching Felicity how to be a madam leaves Gareth wondering if the honor he'd thought long dead still survives, and if that honor allows him to yield to the lady's ruinous scheme... and to their shared desires.

Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you'll never want to leave.

My Review:

Intro: I have come to the rather obvious conclusion that Grace Burrowes is on the Lisa Kleypas level of historical romance awesomeness. I don't think she has ever or could ever write a book that I don't love on an instantaneous and overwhelming basis.

Characters: 


Heroine: Felicity-I loved her. I did. She was strong and smart but she had a sweet nature. She
was willing to do what she had to do to protect the future of her sister. Who wouldn't admire
that?

Hero: Gareth-I don't think there is a hero in this series that I don't like. He was awesome. He
was a rake but he was a sweet rake. He did have a couple of moments towards the end where I
wanted to smack some sense into him.

Chemistry: Due to Felicity's situation, Gareth and Felicity had an interesting start to their
relationship. It started a bit at the middle of the usual courtship dance. It gave them an
interesting dynamic where you saw them go from a businesslike relationship to a real emotional
connection.

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Conclusion: I have come to an acceptance of Grace Burrowes general awesomeness. This one was excellent. Gareth is on my list of favorite heroes and Felicity was amazing. Very few authors can even approach comparing to Grace Burrowes in terms of character development. I am waiting for the day when a Grace Burrowes book will disappoint me and I am happy it hasn't happened yet. I am going to end this review before I start writing Grace Burrowes a fan letter. 
  
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Between Octobers by A. R. Rivera

Between OctobersPublisher: Take Two Publishing
 Pages: 381 pages
 Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Fiction
 Challenges-TK
 Buy this Book: Amazon,Nook

Summary:

Grace Zuniga, a yearling widow, is convinced she can never fall in love again. She has surrendered to a quiet life on a quiet street, existing in a world that revolves around her two young sons—until the moment she steps into an elevator.

Evan, also known as Rhys Matthews, is a typical Hollywood playboy. He’s used to women falling all over him, but Grace is different. She makes him believe in love at first sight, and in himself. She’s thoughtful, beautiful, and intelligent—the opposite of his usual type—and the woman he never knew he always wanted.

It’s an ordinary October day when the two meet in an elevator and embark on a romance that is anything but ordinary.

The following October, Grace is living out a seemingly normal day, until she suddenly finds herself trapped and struggling to get away from a faceless woman. Terrified, Grace can think of nothing but her motivation—her sons, Evan, all the mistakes she thought she had time to make up for, and a love she will give anything to keep. Stumbling through her bleak circumstances, Grace relives the past year and thinks of all that has happened between Octobers.

My Review:

Intro: I am not quite sure what to do with myself. I spent so long in the depths of a reading and reviewing slump that I am not quite sure what to do now that I am out of it. I have now read a bunch of books that I have liked and reviewed them all. I don't know anymore. I really don't.

Characters:

Heroine: Grace- Usually, it's so easy to make a connection with namesake characters. I don't know why. It's a kinship sort of thing. But I initially had trouble with Grace. I mean she was likable and I felt for her and her story was gutwrenching. It just took me a while to make friends with her. I think that's the best way to describe it.

Hero: Rhys-Now I had absolutely no trouble with Rhys. I loved him. He was perfect in that “still has some grit” kind of way. I spent a good amount of time wanting to thwap him upside the head but I think I say that way too often. I love heroes but sometimes they are just blockheaded dunderheads.

Chemistry: I absolutely loved Rhys and Grace. So much. I love that we got to see the whole story of the relationship. Usually in the books I read, marriage in endgame. It's white noise beyond it. You are left to assume there is no trouble, no bickering and all is happy sunshine times. Some of this book was gutpunchingly angsty but it was so well done.

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Ending Babble: I have found yet another author to read. I'm not going to complain about that at all. I really enjoyed this book. There were some parts that got particularly angsty but I love that. I found myself really immersed in this one and it was the first book I read on my new Kindle so it's special.

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Review and Giveaway: Taken by Love by Melissa Foster

Taken by Love (Love in Bloom, #15, The Bradens, #7 )Publisher: World Literary Press
 ISBN:1941480004
 Pages: 300 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Challenges: TK
 Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's

Summary:

Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.
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Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.
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A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

My Review:

Intro: I have been looking for a new contemporary series to read. This is a series that I had never heard of before but I was intrigued. I am always looking for new series to fangirl.

Characters:

Heroine: Daisy- I really liked Daisy. She was easy to like and easy to empathize with. She was a victim of malicious (and false) gossip and I loved how she handled it when she came back to town. She was strong and smart and she had one hell of a backbone.

Hero: Luke-What a good dude. He is a nice guy hero even though he had a bit of a past. And they are not my favorite but I liked Luke. He stood up for Daisy while she was being bullied. C'mon. Be less perfect. He's a gentleman and it shouldn't strike me as something extraordinary but I have been reading so many rakes lately that a genuine nice guy is a shock.

Chemistry: I loved Daisy and Luke together. They had this sweet and supportive relationship that I really loved. There wasn't any great drama but a nice smooth progression. I don't think that would work for me all the time but I have been reading drama filled historicals lately so this was a welcome respite.

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Ending Babble: I think I have to start from the beginning with this series. It sort of reminds me of the charm of Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series with a little more western. And it sort of pains me to start a series a long way in. But I really enjoyed this one.   

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Seeing Red by Holley Trent

Seeing RedPublisher: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 161650546X
Pages: 163 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Challenges-TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iTunes

Summary:

She married him to save face, but will it be at her heart’s expense?

Megan Coffman needs to put her divorce from one of rock and roll’s biggest womanizers behind her—fast. Dubbed “Poor Meg” by the music media, she’s sick of being pitied and thinks the best way to show the public she’s moved on is to flash her brand new engagement ring. But now she needs a man and a wedding to go with it...

Thirty-five year old Russian expatriate Seth “Red” Rozhkov likes the idea of an instant family and agrees to play husband for a year for a virtual stranger. Women just want him for one thing anyway, and it’s not happily-ever-after. A mutual friend swears if Red plays his cards right, he could have Meg for keeps. He’s willing to try.

Meg finds Red an enigma. He’s a gentle giant, solicitous almost to a fault—and the no-strings-attached sex is amazing, but she’s used to being used. What’s Red getting out of the deal? How can she trust a man who hasn’t asked her for anything in return?

My Review:

Intro Babble: This is my first book by Holley Trent. So I wasn't really sure what I was getting into when I started reading but I really enjoyed this book.

Characters:

Heroine: Meg-She was such a strong character. And by strong I mean that there is not a demure bone in her body. I appreciated that so much. She also had a couple of issues with relationships caused by past relationships that created some emotional depth to her character.

Hero: Seth-I loved Seth. I felt sort of bad for Seth. He was a sweet and sort of shy hero. Such a contrast to the brash Meg. He kind of had to approach her in the way one would approach a feral wildcat. Cautiously and with an escape plan.

Chemistry: If there is one plot device that I love and I don't see much of, it is the faked marriage/relationship plot. It is such an angsty little tidbit of a storyline. And it worked so well in this one. Mainly because the personalities of our hero and heroine were so different but a way where different works.

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Ending Babble: At first, I was unsure if this was going to work for me. I approach new to me author very cautiously at times. I have a comfort zone and I like it there. But Holley Trent is awesome and this book is great. I will be playing catchup with this series. Just based on the general awesomeness of Seth. Any author who can write a hero like that is a author I need to read more.  
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About Holley Trent:
Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. Raised in rural coastal North Carolina, she'sa lady with Southern sensibilities, but in 2011 her adventurous spirit drove her to Colorado for new experiences. She writes sassy, sexy contemporary romances and paranormal romances set in her home state. Seeing Red is her third novel from Lyrical Press. She also has work available from Musa Publishing and Crimson Romance.See her full backlist and list of upcoming works at http://www.holleytrent.com. Finder her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/writerholleytrent and on Twitter under the handle @holleytrent


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: David: Lord of Honor by Grace Burrowes

David: Lord of Honor (Lonely Lords, #9)Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402278721
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Regency
Series:  Lonely Lords-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12
Challenges-TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Kobo, Nook

Summary:

David, Viscount Fairly, has imperiled his honor...

Letty Banks is a reluctant courtesan, keeping a terrible secret that brought her, a vicar's daughter, to a life of vice. While becoming madam of Viscount Fairly's high-class brothel is an absolute financial necessity, Letty refuses to become David's mistress-though their attraction becomes harder to resist the more she learns about the man...

Perhaps a fallen woman can redeem it.

David is smitten not only with Letty's beauty, but also with her calm, her kindness, her quiet. David is determined to put respectability back in her grasp, even if that means uncovering the secrets Letty works so hard to keep hidden-secrets that could take her away from him forever...

Intro Babble: I am a slacking slacker who slacks. Sort of. Family issues have caused a giant reading and reviewing slump for a little over 4 months. I have tried to get over it by reading old favorites, classics, new books...everything. Nothing has worked. Nothing. I am in a state of "WHY?! Oh Why?!" 

Characters:

Heroine: Letty-She is one of the most immediately likable heroines I have ever come across. It was easy to relate to her. I was surprised that she was one of the quieter and more demure heroine given that she was a madam.

Hero: David-He was less rakish than I thought he would be. He was sweet, kind and protective. He still had a bit of grit to him but nothing close to what I thought originally. He also loved Letty to bit which only served to make me like him more. This book is worth picking up for both of the main characters alone because they are lovely.

Chemistry: This one definitely started slow. It was a slow burn. It won't overwhelm you at the start but it very slowly builds. The pacing was excellent in terms of chemistry. It wasn't instalove but it also wasn't so slowly paced that it put you to sleep. And Letty and David did have excellent chemistry. I loved that David was the one in pursuit for much of the book.

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Ending Babble: I loved the pacing of this book. It was just so perfect. It wasn't fast by any means but it wasn't a snail's pace either. It was just right. There was some angst and drama at the end. It kind of kicks you in the face because you can sort of see it coming but you don't know when. It's just so...perfect. 

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Review: Decadent by Adrianne Lee

Decadent (Big Sky Pie #4)Publisher: Forever
ISBN:1455574392
Pages: 272 p
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Series:  Big Sky Pie-1,2,3
Challenges-TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Kobo, Nook

Summary:

Contractor Wade Reynolds is having a tough year. His cherry farm went bust, and his construction clients threaten to unhinge what's left of his sanity. But Wade's passion for life heats up when he's hired to remodel a new storefront next to Big Sky Pie -and he falls for the red-hot, bad girl who's setting up her catering shop there.

Fresh off her own divorce, Roxy isn't looking for another relationship, just a spontaneous fling or three. Her contractor Wade looks as delicious as her specialty confections, but he's way too buttoned-up for a casual affair. Yet there's an ultra-sexy strength about him Roxy can't resist. What that man clearly needs is something decadent-like her...

My Review:

Intro Babble: How can you resist a book with this cover? I know I can't. I mean, it's pie. And even better it's a good book. I was powerless to resist. And I think we can firmly declare the Reading Slump of 2014 over. I'm almost positive.

Characters:


Heroine: Roxy-She was a smart and capable heroine. She had a moxie that I really liked. She had an independent spirit in spite of her issues and I really liked that. She needed a good kick in the pants a couple of times but both of them did. I really identified with her as a character.

Hero: Wade-He was such a sweetie pie. It was assorted bath He was a sort of bashful hero. He wasn't the assertive sort of hero. It was are shy and sweet than alpha. I didn't think I would appreciate that as much as I did.

Chemistry – These characters are softer than I usually like. They weren't bad by any means but less out there. They both had their issues and depended on each other to overcome them. They had great chemistry. They complemented each other. I absolutely loved them together.

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Ending Babble: I really enjoyed this one. It was a lovely book. Sort of lighthearted. But not flimsy at all. The tone of the book was just right. I also cannot get over the cover of this book even a little. And the rest of the series as well. I am a weakling for foodie covers.


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Monday, June 9, 2014

Review and Giveaway: The Once and Future Duchess by Sophia Nash

The Once and Future Duchess (Royal Entourage, #4)Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0062273639
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Regency
Series: Royal Entourage-1,2,3
Challenges-TK
 Buy this Book: Amazon, Kobo, NookIndieboundPowell's

Summary:

A duchess in time saves a noble line …

In theory, the Duke of Candover is the most eligible peer in the realm. But in truth, he has a deep aversion to the merest hint of marriage, not to mention two botched engagements which have marked his jaded soul. Now, after a debauched bachelor party that causes public outcry, the Prince Regent is demanding that it's Candover's turn to be brought to heel. And Prinny secretly believes that Isabelle Tremont, the Duchess of March, is precisely the lady up to the challenge.

Isabelle must marry, but a day of reckoning with the man she's loved for years is her greatest fear. If Candover insists she's too young and innocent for a seasoned world-weary man like him, there's no shortage of other candidates. Gentlemen of prestige and position. Gentlemen whose attentions are driving Candover to jealous distraction. Yet one abandoned moment under the stars hints that if they can put aside pride and duty, then a love once denied might just be their destiny.

My Review:

Intro Babble: Sophia Nash is a favorite of mine. Her books always bring a smile to my face because they are the perfect sweet sort of romance that provides a nice break from the angst I usually read. I am just so happy that I found a great book to break me out of my reading slump before my birthday on the 14th. My birthday is usually a readathon day and slumping is not good. 
Characters
Heroine: Isabelle-She was a pretty awesome heroine. She had a strength about her that I really appreciated. She wasn't willing to just accept and follow along. She was independent and intelligent and it just made me love her more. I very rarely make a strong connection to heroines but I did with Isabelle.
Hero: James-He had putzy tendencies. He did. He was as stubborn as a brick wall. He was just so immovable that I began to get frustrated with him. I really really wanted to give him a good wallop upside the head. His intentions were honorable but still just so very stubborn.
Chemistry: Usually when I say that I wanted to wallop a character upside the head, it's sort of a bad thing. That a character frustrated me so terribly that I wanted to chuck the book or Kobo across the room in a fit of rage. But not in this case. I loved both Isabelle and James in spite of their (mostly James') faults. They were perfect together. James putzy tendencies led to a bit of angst which I love.
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Ending Babble: I loved this book so much. Isabelle was just such a shining star of a heroine that I think even if I didn't like the storyline, Isabelle would have stood out for me anyway. But I did love the storyline. The slight angst balanced with the sweetness that Sophia Nash usually brings into her novels was just perfect. This is my favorite in the series by far. 
About Sophia Nash:

Sophia Nash was born in Switzerland and raised in France and the United States, but says her heart resides in Regency England. Her ancestor, an infamous French admiral who traded epic cannon fire with the British Royal Navy, is surely turning in his grave. Before pursuing her long-held dream of writing, Sophia was an award-winning television producer for a CBS affiliate, a congressional speechwriter, and a nonprofit CEO. She lives in the Washington, D.C., suburbs with her husband and two children. Sophia's novels have won twelve national awards, including the prestigious RITA® Award, and two spots on Booklist's "Top Ten Romances of the Year." 

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Release Day Blast: Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde

✪ Devil's Game (Reaper's MC #3)  ✪

Author: Joanna Wylde

Release Date: June 3, 2014

devils game     Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her. Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.

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Series:

Reaper’s Property: GR // Amazon // B &N

Reaper’s Legacy:  GR //Amazon // B &N

Devil’s Game: GR // Amazon | B & N

Reaper's Stand: GR // Amazon // B & N 


About Joanna Wylde

Joanna is a freelance writer living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She started writing fiction in 2002, then took a long hiatus to explore other writing opportunities. She returned to fiction in January 2013 with ‘Reaper’s Property’, the first book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club series, and has recently released ‘Reapers Legacy’, the second of the series.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Review: Rev by J.C. Emery

Rev (Bayonet Scars, #3)Publisher: Left Break Press
ISBN: 0692223398
Pages: 360 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Motorcycle Club
Series:  Bayonet Scars-1,2
Challenges-TK
 Buy this Book: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Summary:

Everyone belongs somewhere. Even the misfits.

With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

My Review:

Intro Babble: I have become a bit obsessed with motorcycle club romances lately. Both my Mother and I. We've been devouring these series lately and I will be purchasing this series for my Mom's Kobo because she'll love it.

Characters:


Heroine: Holly-I have to admit that I had to acclimate to Holly. I did. I had trouble making a connection to her but she really grew on me. She was strong and brave and was a perfect match for the strong personality that is Grady.

Hero: Grady-I don't think it's possible for me to find a motorcycle club hero that I don't love. But Grady is on the tippy top of the list. He's a good father and a nice guy but he's also a bad ass biker. He's as rough around the edges as you would expect but it was balanced out with some nice dude tendencies.

Chemistry- I initially had trouble because Holly was a bit troublesome for me. But she did grow on me and they did develop some amazing chemistry. Just like Grady himself, together they are a bit rough around the edges but they do work so well together.

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Ending Babble: I don't normally go for books with a mafia storyline...ever. But I am making an exception for this one. I just love everything about this book. It's the prefect mix of biker grit and romance. There is a bit of pretty heavy violence towards the end but for the most part, it's not that bad. I will definitely be continuing on with this series and I am getting this series for my Mom. She'll adore them. 

 

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