June 25, 2017

Review: Exploited by A. Meredith Walters

At first glance, I’m nothing out of the ordinary. I am a daughter. A sister. A friend. When you look at me you won’t see anything that warrants suspicion. I don’t look like a criminal.

My name is Hannah Whalen, but most people know me as freed0mov3rdr1v3, or “Freedom Overdrive”—one of the world’s most prolific and notorious hacktivists. My goal—my purpose—is to shed light on the evil that lurks behind the corporate and government lies we have been force-fed for too long.

My story begins with the best possible intention. Devoting my life to exposing the corrupt. The dishonest. The unethical. For that, they label me a cyber-terrorist. Wanted by the FBI, I’ve always been one step ahead.

Until I fell in love.

Because I’m sleeping with the man who’s hunting me. And he has no idea that I am his prey. Now I have to decide what’s more important: my freedom or my heart.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'I needed the lies to remind me of the truth.' Stars

A. Meredith Walters brings her 'A-game in fiction' to the table with Exploited! This jaw dropping, pulse pounding, heart stopping suspenseful romance will have your mind spinning, and leave you gasping for your next breath. It's insanely intense and beyond addictive! A fantastic start to the Zero Day Series, which is sure to obliterate the senses!

I'm thrilled to have the villain be the unsuspected little heroine of the story! It's such a refreshing twist to be lured and drawn in, completely captivated and charmed by the narcissistic bewitching heroine who just so happens to be a very popular cyber criminal in the underground hacker world. She has her reasons, they seem legit... enough. Freedoms's cause is for the greater good, after all.

Exploited follows the twisted and blurred lines of love and necessity through a tangled and complex web of lies and deceit laid down by Hannah Whelan between her and her main interest, Mason Kohler, who just so happens to be the FBI agent assigned to her case at the bureau. Coincidence? I think not! Emotions will soar, and hearts will break in this game of cat and mouse where everyone is two steps ahead of each other and always 1one step behind. Who will win? I HAVE NO IDEA!!

EVERYTHING about this story line has me so ramped up and giddy!! I can't contain myself, it's almost too much. Almost! Straight from the preface I was hooked, absolutely intrigued beyond measure. The tone was set and kept throughout the entire book, an intensity that at times was almost too much!! I couldn't read it fast enough. More, more, MORE! I needed to get to the bottom of everything NOW, well, five minutes ago would have been better for my nerves but OMG!!! I loved every single thing about this book!! Every minute detail and character is pertinent to the overall story.

Exploited is a true roller coaster ride for the emotions and senses through every twist and turn of the plot! I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!

June 23, 2017

Review: Tycoon by Katy Evans

He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

 Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review 

4 "It's wild and free and raw and primal, and it's all in his kiss." Stars

Katy Evan does it once again!! Book, after book, winning my heart over with each new alpha she brings to life! Ruthless in business and passionate behind closed doors, it wasn't hard to fall for this savvy Tycoon!! Katy Evans does Alpha males like nobodies business, and Aaric Christos is one alpha everyone needs to experience!

Tycoon entails every facet that causes me to fall head over heels in love with a book! This tantalizing yet decadent slow burn, second chance romance is bursting at the seams with sexual tension, angst, and ALL the sizzle and swoon that make the butterflies in my stomach go craaaaaazaaay! Heart pounding adrenaline throughout the crazy ups and downs, unexpected twists and turns. The dirty talking and sweet moments... such sweet heart melting tenderness. OMG! This book is pretty much EVERYTHING!

All of this SWOON has made me into a twisted pile of lusty goo!

And those kisses!!! Can we just talk about how sweet, luscious and mouth watering HOT they are?! Holy crapola!
*puckers up*

'He kisses a thousand times better than in my decades-long fantasies. So good my heart beats in my whole body-my chest, my stomach, my thighs, in between...'

A long lost love, a decades-long fantasy, the timing for Brynn Kelly and Aaric Christos had not been on their side when they met back in high school.  Fast forward to present day Manhattan, NY. This is when the story gets real, when it gets raw. It's go time! *bites nails* -That- special connection between Brynn and Christos still exists, maybe stronger than ever in part due their extended time apart. The bond, the magnetism, the push and pull. Oh. My. God! It was so easy to get swept up into the emotion of this story! No matter how alpha they are now, they'll always the sweet boy you fell in love with years ago.

'I give in and for a moment, I just want it all. I want all of this man. I want to know what he wants, what he dreams, what makes him up, I want to dissect him and let him dissect me and then I want to put each other together with the wrong pieces, so one piece of him ends up in me,  and some of mine end up in him.'

'It's an obsession, and addiction, a complete infatuation.'

 Review by Jennifer 

ARC provided for an honest review

I love the anticipation of knowing that a new Katy Evans book will be out soon. Once I find out one is coming I can’t think of anything else but getting my hands on it. So, I was very ecstatic to get an email saying that I had been selected to receive an ARC of Tycoon. I started it the day it hit my kindle!

Tycoon was not what I originally thought it would be. Katy writes THE BEST ALPHA MALES, and I expected Christo’s to be another one to add to the list of the ones that have stolen my heart however I was just a little unexpectedly surprised. Don’t get me wrong while he certainly had alpha male tendencies to him, I felt his caring, gentle side was more prevalent throughout the story. He was dreamy almost right from the start.

I adored that this was a love story that really spanned years. It was a love that was lost and given a second change to rekindle itself. It was sweet, it was enduring and it was very heartfelt watching these two characters get to know one another and fall in love again.

It was a sweet love story but it was not without its ups and downs. You know there has to be some drama , that’s what makes the story good..lol

For the most part though it was an easy read with loveable characters that will have you rooting for them from the very first page. Will they find their HEA with each other? You’ll have to read the book to find out. 

June 22, 2017

Review: Wrecked by Jeannine Colette

Take one sexy bartender. Add a badass cop. A splash of sweet, that's me. One sour, that's him... and serve over ice.

That’s how you’ll get to my current situation.

You know the girl - the one who commands the scene, bottle of liquor in hand, pouring liquid fire into the willing throats of patrons as they let loose at the local bar?

That's me. Leah Marie Paige.

I may be known as the town party girl, but in reality I'm this close to my dream of opening my own bar - McConaugheys. Yes, it will be named after the acclaimed actor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that sexy Texan.

Everything was going as planned until the night I had a few drinks and accepted a ride home from a friend. A misunderstanding leads to an arrest, and now I'm at the mercy of the one man I can’t stand, and trust me, the feeling is definitely mutual.

Adam Reingold is six-feet-tall and built like a stallion -- the man is the epitome of male. He also happens to be the town narc and hates my guts. There’s a story to our past and it's not a pretty one.

So, now, here I am, chained to him for the summer like a hardened criminal, doing whatever he tells me to do. Problem is, I can’t help but look at him when he’s not watching and wonder what our future could be like if things were different.

There are so many reasons why he’s all wrong for me. Even more reasons why I need to stay away from him.

It’s a cocktail of trouble. Best served shaken, not stirred.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

5 "Letting him into my kitchen." Stars

There's a fine line between love and hate, sometimes they're one in the same. A brittle balance of stubborn wills and ego, if you will. The combination of past loves and severed friendships that leave YOU, your heart, your mind, your soul Wrecked.

I've been Wrecked.

Jeannine Colette returns with Wrecked, a standalone story that is provocative while exuding such sweetness, tender, and fragile moments. A slow burn of flashbacks and fond memories... of the boy who got away... of the boy who lost the game of life. This is what contemporary romance is all about!! Bring on the drama and drown me in angst!

'All right, all right, all right! Let's get this party started!'

Leah Paige has the reputation as a party girl, the town joke, and being a bar maid just adds fuel to the fire of the punchline that is her life in this small town in Iowa. Welcome to Cedar Springs, folks!

Broody, sour faced Adam Reingold. He wasn't always this way. Seems life has a way of changing people. Traumatic, earth shattering events will harden the softest of men. Deep inside he hasn't changed much, nor did he forget any time spent with her. Her. Leah. His best friend's girlfriend.

"Funny thing about trying to distance yourself from someone when you're in a tight space is, the further you move away from each other, the closer you become."

The highs and lows, ups and downs, through the twists and turns of life and their story I was sucked in from the first chapter. I had to know more. I had my hunches and suspicions, but never did I think =ALL OF THIS= would transpire. Holy. Freaking. Crap. Honestly, I'm in shock... perhaps its awe... I don't even know. I just can't even when it comes to Jeannine Colette!! Her words, the life she breathes into the story and characters. The way her words and magical prose makes you feel, it's as if you're living this book. GAH!! It's a book nerd's fantasy come to life. There's just so much to this book, the element of surprise, heartache, the clutching grip of all the angst. Sexual tension, quirky a-dork-able parents. It has it all!!

'He f**ks me hard.
He loves me sweet.'

Don't miss out on this un-put-down-able, addictive AF, TOP READ of 2017!!