Showing posts with label 2015 Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2015 Reviews. Show all posts

December 29, 2015

Review: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas


Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing…

Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet…there is something about him that draws Easton in—a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.

Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve—and reveal what should stay hidden…

(*STANDALONE, NO CLIFFHANGER*)


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Review by Jennifer

5 Hot steamy stars!


OH. MY. GOSH. I absolutely loved this story. It made me feel all mushy and lovey dovey inside when I finished it. I never wanted it to end and now I'm feeling sad that it has. I will most certainly have a huge book hangover for a while to come.

I haven't had this strong of feelings for two characters in a long time. I completely adored Easton & Tyler!

Easton is sharp tongued. She is not afraid to tell you how she feels and she is not going to take any crap from anyone! Especially Mr. snotty, hoity toity Tyler Marek.

" Two things could be assumed about Marek: He expected to get everything he wanted, and he thought he just had. Idiot."

Tyler Marek is your typical powerful business man who is use to getting what he wants, when he wants it but he can’t just have Easton and that drives him completely crazy!

While Tyler was very bossy, cocky and confident he also has a very sweet side that I couldn’t get enough. I swear this man could charm any womans panties right off in a matter of seconds and when he wasn’t being sweet he was a dirty talker. (I looove my dirty talkers!) Everything that came out of this man’s mouth gave me butterflies.

" I don't want to make trouble for you, but I don't care about the campaign if I can't have you. I don't fucking care."

Tyler & Easton’s banter was fun, their spark was electrifying and their intimate moments were OFF THE CHARTS HOT! This story also had a serious aspect to it that I think all of us struggle with at times. It can be hard to leave the past behind and start a new but it is also very important for us to find balance in our everyday lives and put the people who mean the most to us first.

" You can do a couple of things and succeed, or you can try to do fifteen things and fail at all of them.


December 20, 2015

Review: Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley

I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES… I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it - almost taste it, bringing me back to that night.
It doesn't matter that I'm still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me.
The only thing I long for is to fucking fade away. I've given up. Until her at least…
AVALON.
She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass.
It turns me on to have her around me. Makes me want to wrap my hand around her tight little throat and fuck her until she feels my pain, feels the monster in me, but also makes me want to protect her from the very thing that she should be afraid of... me.
Once she sees the damage that I’m capable of; she’ll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear.

AVALON KNIGHT
HIS EYES... THE DARKNESS IN them draws me to him, making me want to taste him, feel him… and save him. I shouldn't have gotten on the back of his motorcycle that day. I know that now. Colton warned me. I was told it was dangerous. I was told that nothing would be the same. He was right.
ROYAL is dangerous, dark, and seductive; the very thing that keeps me hanging on, willing to give my last breath just to touch him… breathe him in.
He’s savage, inked, and highly captivating. So different from his brother…
He's hazardous to my health, mind, and body, yet the only thing that I crave. I want to free him. I want to change his mind, but I'm afraid that he’s already too faded… 


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Review by Amanda


ARC received for an honest review


WOAH!!! Let me just start off by saying I've been a big fan of Victoria Ashley for awhile now! I anticipate her upcoming releases because she never fails to deliver an amazing book but.... Royal Savage is above and beyond! The writing is phenomenal, the storyline is riveting, you literally can not put this book down once you start it! This book not only made my top books of 2015 but is also one of my favorite EVER!!!

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times... You must go one click this book! I recommend it for everyone! I know of at least 3 times my heart was literally in my throat! I'm not going to summarize the book because anyone can read the blurb, just listen to me when I say you need to buy this right NOW!!

The only warning I have for people is don't start this book until you know you will have the time to dedicate your entire life to reading it because you WILL NOT want to put it down until your finished!!! Also may leave you with a big book hangover (but totally worth it)

Victoria Ashley please keep doing what your doing cause I don't think I can live without your crazy hawt, emotional roller coaster, amazeballs books in my life! You are a superstar!!!!

Review: This is Love by Caroline Nolan

Rachel Miller had love, life and happiness…until she didn’t.

Uncertain of how to cope and move on without him, Rachel’s life comes to halt as she mourns the loss of her fiancé Ben. Then one night she discovers it doesn’t have to.

By way of dreams, Rachel and Ben continue to live the life they planned together. It's unconventional, not even real, but it's enough for Rachel. For the first time since Ben’s death, she’s happy…whole. That is until she runs into someone she barely knew from years ago and suddenly real life is just as great as her dream one.

Now Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Will letting someone new in threaten what she has with Ben? Or will their love story threaten her new happiness? Is it crazy to chase after a ghost while being caught up by someone very real?


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Review by Amanda

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Debut novel??!!?? Are you kidding me?? I can not believe this is a debut novel. It was simply fabulous! It drew me in from the prologue and never let me go, I finished it within 12 hours of starting between working 8 hours and sleeping very little.

This book was a completely unique read, Rachel loses her fiancé Ben in a horrible car accident. She becomes so depressed she isn't living, her mother moves into to take care of her along with her best friends support. As she finally starts to get life back she starts meeting Ben in her dreams but at the same time she also becomes "friends" with a great guy named Jax. Can Rachel overcome the guilt she feels over Ben and give her love to Jax or will it consume her and leave her heart crushed for a second time????

This book was heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time, with just the perfect touch of humor just where you need it!! It shows how life can change on a dime, from all consuming love to devastating heartbreak and finally learning to let go and love again. Get your one click fingers ready and grab this up!!! Amazing job Caroline, I can't wait to see what the future has in store from you!!!
 



December 18, 2015

Review: A Mess of Reason by A. Wilding Wells

“Scout Steele is the country music star People magazine just voted “sexiest bachelor”. More than that, he’s my best friend forever, my bff. OK, not quite my lingo - I’m almost thirty. We’ve shared everything, and then some. Even crossed the line a few times, but not too far. Well, mostly…. He’ll go to the end of the world to make me happy; he knows me inside and out. Except, that is, my most intimate and darkest defect; this he must never know. It would ruin us, and ‘us’ is the only thing that matters. So I’m marrying someone who doesn’t care about the truth or, frankly, even me.”

“She’s twisted and sexy as all get out. Brilliant and beautiful, Tess Harlow is my best friend and my forbidden fruit - the woman I’ve always known and loved the best but can never have. Between my tours (and sexy groupies) and her man-juggling, we’ve never found “our time”. I love her to pieces but she’s about to marry the bane of my existence, rocker Creed Luce. He’s a walking cliché and he treats my Tess like hell - why she stays with him I still haven’t figured out. I am always there for her…but not this time. Tess deserves better, way better, my better. The door is half-open and I have my ways. Her best friend is about to become her best lover.”


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3. 5 Stars

Review by Jennifer

Copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review

Tess & Scout have been best friends for years. However they have been in love with one another pretty much the whole time and neither of them knows how the other one feels but now Tess is engaged to be married soon. You can see where this could create some problems, right? Let the craziness begin!

These two characters had the quirkiest friendship that I have ever come across. Their banter was downright naughty and hilarious all at the same time. Their friendship was definitely a “special kind of friendship.”

“Maybe we should get a room, sweetheart.”


While this was a very humorous read, there was also a serious emotional side to it as well that I found very heartbreaking.

“I’m afraid, you know. I’m so scared that if you touch me…”


To know what that means you will just have to take a chance on this book.

This was a cute, funny, hot little read that was pretty entertaining.


December 16, 2015

Review: Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

Erika

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.

Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.


***Corrupt is a stand-alone dark romance with no Cliffy


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Review by Jennifer

OH MY GOD…

OH MY GOD…

I’m totally speechless after reading this book!
I think I need a moment to catch my breath and stop my heart from racing.
This one was one hell of a roller coaster ride, right from the start.

It was

Intense…

Gripping…

Chilling…

Hot…

And all consuming.

I had no idea who to trust. No idea who I liked. No idea who to fear. I think I may need some therapy after reading this story. The only thing I am going to say about this book is BUY IT! I went into only reading the synopsis and that’s all and I am extremely happy that I did. I loved that I didn’t know what was coming or what was going to happen.

Penelope Douglas really out did herself writing this one!! This was an exceptional read. Thank you for the ride Penelope!



Review by Amanda


Omg omg wtf just happened!! This is one of the best books I read in 2015. If you like total mindfucks this is the book for you!!! I didn't know what to think or have a clue what was going to happen next! If you are going to start this book make sure to clear ur schedule because you are not going to want to put this book down (besides the odd time you want to throw it across the room) Penelope was one of my go to authors in the first place but she really outdid herself with this one. I floved it!!

December 13, 2015

Review: Lawless by T.M. Frazier

Thia is prim and proper.
Bear is leather and lawless.
It will never work between them.
It's a lie they almost believe...

It is necessary to first read King and Tyrant to fully enjoy Lawless.


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Review by Amanda

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Hooollllyyyy shit.

How do I come back from this??? Mrs Frazier did it again!! I floved this book from start to finish. I couldn't not put it down and read it in one setting!

I have been impatiently stalking T. M Frazier since I read Tyrant just waiting for Bear's story. I knew it was going to be good but I never imagined she would surpass all my expectations x 100... My mind is still blown and that bonus chapter!! How am I supposed to come back from that??? I finished the book at 3am then layed awake for an hour thinking about it, then I dreamt about it!!

I don't want to talk about the book here because I don't want to give ANYTHING away but let me tell you if you loved TDLOD, King and Tyrant as much as I did you will not be disappointed... Holy hell I still can't wrap my brain around what I just read. Guess I better freshen up my stalker tendencies and start watching her every move, errr I mean Author page for whatever snippets she's throws us between now and February!! I'm not one to wish my life away but my God I can't wait for Soulless!! Come on 2016


Review by Jennifer

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I first fell for Bear in King & Tyrant and if you haven’t read those books yet, I would highly suggest that you do.

Alright…this book started out with a bang! My heart was beating so fast in my chest I didn’t know what to do. T.M. Frazier certainly knows how to shock her readers and push them to the edge and I for one love when she does that!

Thia is a good girl. She works hard to help her family out. She loves everyone and can still see the good in people. That is until something traumatic happens to her and then we get to see another side of her. A kick ass, have no fear and put up with no crap side and I totally loved that side of her.

Bear….oh where to start with this man. He is a little lost …

“I knew everything about being a biker. I didn’t know shit about being a man.”

BUT he is still a gruff, bossy, self-serving, foul mouthed hunk of a man! I loved every dirty thing that came out of his mouth.


“You jealous? Afraid I’m gonna make some little old lady’s panties just as wet as I make yours?”

However he is a man you don’t mess with and he cowers to NOONE!

But what Bear doesn’t realize is he may have just met his match in the innocent little Thia and he sure as hell was not expecting that!

This was hot little rough read with very strong loveable characters. I was really happy that we got a little bit more time with King & Ray (I miss them!) as well. I can’t wait for the next book to see what kind of trouble Bear & Thia can stir up and I am hoping a lot of butt kicking will be happening in the second book especially after the way that this one ended!Looove me some Bear!