Month: August 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Posted August 30, 2015
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Before I start voicing my thoughts about Fifty Shades of Grey, I would like to say how sorry I am for my actions towards this book and series. It saddens me that I was so willing to discredit an entire book and series because I didn’t like the first five chapters. Usually, when a book is unappealing to me that early I chalk it up to a bad experience and move on, but never do I take the time out to voice my confusion and disgust to the public, especially when I haven’t read the whole book. If it hadn’t been for the movie I would’ve still been making a fool out of myself by yapping away at the mouth every time news involving this book and series would surface on my newsfeed somewhere. I sincerely apologize to anyone who felt any negative way from the things I said, I […]

Hard to Break by Bella Jewel

Posted August 28, 2015
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Hard to Break by Bella Jewel

I am a long time Bella Jewel fan, I have read almost all of her books. After reading Hard to Break, all I can say is that if the first book in this series is even a small portion of how good this book was, then it’s a winner. Hard to Break, was phenomenal. When we meet Quinn it’s during a very heart breaking scene, we see her lost and unsure of what the future will hold, but the hope that remains in the form of a her garage, called Pixie Wheels, outshines her worries. We then see her doing everything possible to keep her home, her LIFE, afloat when everything around her is falling apart. One would think that during this troubling time she would be able to rely on her family, but even he’s letting her down. In these situations and scenes Quinn’s character is like a shinning […]

Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright

Posted August 27, 2015
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Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright

From beginning to end I was hooked! I had thought that Taryn was my favorite heroine out of those that Suzanne Wright has written before, but I think she’s been knocked down to second place, or tied with, Ally here in Spiral of Need. From the conflicts that Ally faced (which were a lot), to her familial relations with the sociopathic Cain, and his diabolical uncles I was captivated. The opening paragraph is what let me know that I would not be putting down this book until I was finished. Derren, the pack’s beta, initially comes off as a complex character with his history being surrounded in mystery. Questions that immediately surfaced were, how did he end up in juvie with Cain and Nick, and what made him so guarded and stoic? As soon as Ally comes into his life with her take-no-crap personality and empathic abilities, she picks up […]

Coletrane by Rie Warren

Posted August 25, 2015
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Coletrane by Rie Warren

In Coletrane we learn about Coletrane “Cole” Sawyer. He’s Mr. Mystery Man, to me at least, until now. I truly don’t remember hearing his name in Kinkaid (the other book I’ve read in this series), so he must be new (I think it was mentioned that he became a character through Bo’s story). Besides all of that, I knew he had to be an alpha male since that seems to be the defining requirement to be a member/brother at Retribution MC. I love Rie Warren’s stories. The series is completely male dominated, the men are the main characters and they rule. The funny thing, though, is that once the heroines come on the scene the scales become tipped more towards their favor than the males. The character dynamics don’t change but the amount of power willingly held changes. The men in each story have absolutely no problem giving over whatever power […]

Where We Belong by J. Daniels

Posted August 21, 2015
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Where We Belong by J. Daniels

I will never get tired of reading about Ben, Mia, baby Chase, and Sir Nolan. While When I Fall is my favorite, so far out of this series, there’s something so pure and right about Where We Belong, another Ben and Mia story, that the other couples in this series pale in comparison. I had some idea as to what this novella was going to be about, I was at the same time unsure about what this story was going to be about (I hope that made sense). Any good author can give you the bare bones of a story in a synopsis, but until you  actually experience the story, the book will still be a mystery to you. Where We Belong, sort of starts where When I Fall ended, which I loved because so many things were thrown up in the air on Mia and Ben’s mental state after the […]

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

Posted August 13, 2015
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The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

As soon as I read the prologue I knew that The Highwayman was going to blow me away. Now that I’ve finished, my prediction was spot on, best historical romance story I’ve read in a long, long time. While paranormal romance is an all-time favorite of mine, historical romance has been with me since the beginning of this reading journey of mine. Something about reading love stories that are set in time where’s what’s relevant now would be foreign then, is so interesting and intriguing that I find myself searching, most times hunting for those perfect stories. The time periods don’t matter, as long as its before the 1900s I’m sold. The Highwayman set the standard for the new generation historical romance, in my opinion, because I have yet to read one that has touch the level of writing and story telling that this story has. This read was so amazing, […]

Execution Style by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted August 9, 2015
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Execution Style by Lani Lynn Vale

Can I say it, I think I can, matter of fact I know I can because this is my freaking review… Miller’s book, Execution Style, was better than Downy’s, Double Tap. Downy, my love, please don’t hate me, you’re still my sexy ginger-headed highlander! This book was mind-blowing from cover to the sneak peak into the next book. I think with these books I am stuck in alpha overload because I seriously had a hard time remembering who Miller, Foster, or even Sam was! I felt super embarrassed when I messaged the author with demands that Sam needed his own book to not only be reminded by the author herself, but also my own recollection of my kindle collection, that Sam’s book was the first book that Lani Lynn Vale wrote! Talk about an awkward moment! Since I’m not a beer drinker it took me a minute to put two […]

Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole

Posted August 9, 2015
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Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole

The 5 stars that I’ve rated Souls Unfractured, doesn’t seem like enough to exhibit how amazing this book was. Although, I will try my best in this review to express the greatness of this book, I honestly don’t think words have been invented that could ever do it justice. Flame and Maddie were introduced to me quite unexpectedly. When they were introduced to me I was on a huge MC kick, so It Ain’t Me, Babe became my selection. Once I one-clicked it, and read it, I was instantly in love (no foreplay needed). The funny thing was that while I loved reading about Styx and Mae, Flame became the character who made my heart beat faster, and who grabbed my focus as soon as he stepped on the scene. He became my main man out of this series, and when he met Maddie for the first time I was gone […]

Surviving Love by M.S. Brannon

Posted August 5, 2015
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Surviving Love by M.S. Brannon

When I read the synopsis of Surviving Love I wanted it right then and there, but sadly I had to wait a few weeks until I received it (complications, I’m not real sure what the problem was). Anyway, during that time in waiting for this heart-wrenching, second chance love story my attention was diverted elsewhere. Having other obligations this is why it has taken me so long to read and review this story. Reading the other reviews, I had saw that someone recommended reading the previous books, at the time I requested to read this I didn’t know it was fourth in the series. Did that harm my being able to read this without intimately knowing the characters as I would if I had read the previous books, nope, I actually think it helped, because I didn’t know what to expect from the characters nor did I know the culture of […]

Second Debt by Pepper Winters

Posted August 5, 2015
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Second Debt by Pepper Winters

First I would like to say that this is the only book out of this series that I have read. At first I was unsure if I would be able to read it just in case it couldn’t be read as a stand-alone. I asked members of the Indebted Series by Pepper Winters Group Read on Facebook if I would be able to read Second Debt without having read the other  books in the series. The responses I received solidified what I already hoped. Having now read it I don’t think there are words in any language to express and explain this book. This book owned me, and I didn’t want to escape. I’ve said this before, but I am always apprehensive when a loved author comes out with new material for the simple fact that I would hate to be disappointed, even a little. I guess the reason I […]