Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bad at Love ~ Karina Halle






She's bad at love, but he's even worse...

Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She's hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn't a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit's girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There's only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing-- they'll date each other. On paper, it's the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends. 

                                        
This was such a cute and sexy contemporary romance
A friends to lovers theme where both characters knew they had relationship hang ups and managed to find a way to help the other out!!!

Both Laz and Marina were adorable!!

Marina was this quirky tooth achingly sweet Bee Loving gal... that couldn't get further than the 3rd date somehow managing to sabotage things for herself 
& Laz was this Broody, Poet - Musician - Writer... Sexy, Talented and was always faithful when in a relationship.. They just didn't last very long!


After so many failed relationships between the both of them something has to give and what are friends for?  The Chemistry just couldn't be contained any longer and these two were perfect for each other!!

Although they both had some issues to sort out through out the book it was a light fun read.. 
With tons of fun Honey Bee facts, Honey Bee jokes and laugh out load moments this read had me reading this book in one sitting!








Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3) ~ L.J. Shen





They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.


Another Fantastic read by L.J. Shen
These HotHole bad boys are in a class of their own and each requires a warning
Trent was hard on the outside but with enough licks you get to the yummy sweet as sin inside
I thought it would all be about LUST and not LOVE but was sorely mistaken

The Seahorse reference was genius and brought that "Aww" aspect to the story
It tied in beautifully where Trent stood as a single parent and gave us a small glimpse into Luna's love for her father. I would have liked to have read more about their relationship but understood in some way Edie had to shine in this aspect.

You'd think the age difference the secrets and deception would give it that angsty vibe - it was anything but since these two held nothing back when it came to their attraction. It was Hot and Sexy till the very end.

Trent was everything I was expecting cocky, arrogant, confident and in control without having to utter a word. And Edie although young was strong and resilient. 

I don't want this series to end and I'm hoping we get more on Baine (mini-Vicious) or even a spin off with the HotHole spawns..

Please keep them coming!!








Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Drunk Dial ~ Penelope Ward





It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.



A funny, sexy read that had a coming of age type of vibe.
It had a slow build up with pasts and secrets being revealed through steamy phone calls, sexy pictures and adorable notes!

"Tell me something Funny"

Landon is pleasantly surprised when a blast from the past decides to drunk dial him.
He was of course my favorite character.. Even through his own issues he managed to be the perfect guy.. That perfect guy that laid it all out there and sacrificed it all with out a second thought.. Where are these guys? How can I find one?

Rana had so many insecurities and hang ups.. she basically lived in the past and her guilt wouldn't let her move forward. but Thankfully... her one moment of  liquid courage was able to turn all of that around. and although vulnerable she eventually allowed Landon to slowly pull her out of this self imposed judgmental way of  viewing herself ..

"You're obsessed with the idea of me - the mystique. The reality is a mess"

Both Landon and Rana had things they both needed to overcome in order to accept each other and ultimately forgive themselves.. With time, determination, Love and a little humor they both managed to get a second chance at happiness and get the HEA they were meant to have.

"It's funny how the things that we once looked at as tragic are exactly what needed to happen, in retrospect."







Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Iron Tiara ~ Beth Flynn





Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.



Anthony's the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.



Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.

Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.

They couldn’t be more wrong.



This felt like an absolute tease to me with an awesome set up for more!!

Anthony Bear has made a name for himself by making smart moves and being ruthless. 
It was a bit unnerving reading about this total bad-ass having an obvious chip on his shoulders.  But it's crazy how one person can open your eyes to a world you never knew you needed or even wanted.


Reading about how Anthony and Christy met and how unsettled he was when he began realizing that what he was feeling and doing - contradicted the why's of it was beautiful..
I can't really go too much into Christy's role in all of this since it's basically the driving storyline.. But I can say she was strong, caring and the perfect partner for Anthony!

This wasn't an over the top gritty read in my opinion, it was nothing like Grizz and Kits story which we did get to see them again.. this wasn't about outlaws and Anthony's indiscretions..
This was a story about two damaged people who fell in love in the most unlikeliest way.. 

I wanted More.. 

While I got to know Anthony and Christy I was left with so many questions.. there were small conversations through out that were left hanging - events eluded to with no explanation or further mention.. There was Nisha and X as well as Lucy and Booker I need to know everything about them as well.
SOOOO I am very excited to see where Ms. Flynn will be taking us next!!





Saturday, July 1, 2017

Until It Fades ~ K.A. Tucker



Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?




This was an absolute delight to read..
It was a beautiful heartfelt love story that slowly unraveled as you went along for the ride.
It's about family, friends, mistakes, love, trust and believing in Happily Ever Afters

Catherine was so much more than she gave herself credit for, a single young mom doing everything she could for her 5 yr old daughter while battling with the skeletons in her closet. she's done nothing but continue to move forward while trying to stay in the shadows and not draw any more unnecessary attention from her judgmental town...

 But all it took was a split second of heroism to change her life forever!!

Brett was absolutely perfect.. there is no other way to describe him..
He was patient, understanding, caring, loving and supportive - All rapped up in the YUMMIEST package..
Even though rich and famous he was so grounded and genuinely humble there was no way Catherine was able to keep that wall up and keep him in the "friend" zone..
Even though he was battling with his own uncertainties he managed to put her feelings and well being fist..
His friendship and attentiveness to Brianna which was a bundle of laughs the only way a chatty 5 yr old could be won me over immediately.

The story tells us the why's and how's of Catherine's past, introduces us to some other amazing and not so amazing people in her life.. Shows us the sweet way Brett ingrained himself in her like and makes us feel exactly when she decided to chance it all, even though she thought it would only be "Until It Fades"!!!

A definite feel good must read Romance..





Monday, June 5, 2017

Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) ~ L.J. Shen




Rosie

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple. The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzes into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman.
But my clock is ticking. See, I’m not like the rest. I have an illness.
Sometimes I conquer it.
Sometimes it conquers me.
My white knight has finally arrived.
Hopefully, he isn’t too late.


This was a fantastic read!!!
The story was not what I was expecting.. but everything I wanted.. needed.

Rosie was a danger to herself in my opinion she lived her life as if there weren't going to be any consequences to her decisions - well only to herself really.. she definitely pissed me off more than a few times.. She was trying to be independent when she didn't have a pot to piss in.. did reference to all the sacrifices those around her that loved her made but really truly didn't acknowledge until it was almost too late..
I can see where she meant well but just her stubbornness wouldn't let her see past her diagnosis..

Dean "Ruckus" was a danger to those around him with his self destructive behavior and that naughty mouth of his.
This guy had secrets.. Secrets that kept him hidden behind this perfect disguise.. He had so many different personas and showed everyone the side he knew they needed to see until Rosie!
She was always there in his thoughts and the angst when it came to these two was a gut clincher..

An absolute must read..
It had it all a yummy dirty talking bad boy, engaging plot, dark humor, relate-able situations and an awesome Epilogue..





AMAZON US / UK




Saturday, February 25, 2017

Damage Control (Dirty Money, #2) ~ Lisa Renee Jones


Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series.

The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire?

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all — one hot touch and kiss at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel has set their sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.




We start off exactly where we were left off in the first book and HOLY CRAP what a ride...

I first need to point out that if you thought Shane and Emily burned up the sheets before? Gahhh- in this installment they were HOTTER, Smoking Hot!! 



There's no way I can go into detail about the plot without giving anything away - Hell I still don't know what will happen next.. how it all will go down! I've been left on the edge of my seat desperate for the next.. Yes another cliffy but that much closer.. 



This series is full of Suspense, Secrets and intense characters who all have a purpose and have been strategically placed.. So many layers!! Layers I want, NEED to unravel.. 

EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.








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