Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lies and Lullabies ~ Courtney Lane

On the weekends, she’s Sugar, a woman free of the pretty prison constructed by her domineering father, who combs the dangerous streets in search of something she never quite finds. During the week, she’s Simone, the good girl and the illegitimate daughter of the most powerful and hated man in Los Angeles.

Catch—aptly named for his “career” choice—is a man shrouded in mystery with one dangerous purpose. After a whirlwind encounter, Catch draws Simone into his dark and tangled web. 

A dangerous game ensues, lives are lost, truths are exposed, and one man may shatter the foundation of a powerful organization on the brink of extinction. 

The game of truth or dare won't end until Catch and Simone strip each other of their façades and uncover the reality of who they were, and who they are fated to become.

Another Fantastic dark thriller by Ms. Lane
She took the whole Mafia theme to another level, she spun it her way and did not disappoint!!

As usual when I think I've got the story figured out it's nothing like what I was expecting.. And that's exactly why I continue to pick up Ms Lane's books!!

Sugar was everything but sweet.. Well she was at some point.. 
She loves fiercely and is what ultimately kept her grounded.. Even with all she was dealt with she still wanted to do the right thing, no matter how the outcome would effect her!!
She's watched so much blood spilled 

Catch.. oh so, so many layers to Catch!
Dark & Dangerous, Mysterious, So Secretive and down right Sexy!!
He's a man on a mission.. One that wasn't clear until the very end.
You won't know who's side he's ultimately on until he pulls that trigger.. Or Not!!

So many players and watching them all unravel was Su-Fucking-Perb!!!
It was non stop action, everyone was a target!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Unexpected Circumstances Book Five: The Concubine ~ Shay Savage

Royalty requires sacrifice.

As King Camden’s health declines, the need for an heir becomes crucial, impossible to ignore. With no other viable choice, Alexandra must stand stoically by when Hadley comes to the court of Silverhelm as Branford’s concubine. The queen’s edict of duty echoes through Alexandra’s mind as she accepts the loathsome conditions for the sake of the kingdom. The only person more devastated by the circumstances is Branford himself.

As Branford spurs Alexandra’s affections, and King Edgar continues press his post-war advantage, all seems lost to the young couple. Treachery still lies deep within the castle of Silverhelm, and the revelation of the traitor will come from the least likely of sources. 

Gahhh..I wanted to wait!! I tried talking myself out of reading it..
contemplated waiting till the very last minute
But I couldn't.. I didn't.. 
I knewwww what was going to happen.
I thought up a bunch of other story-lines prior to as well as while I read it..
But in the end the "story" must go on and be told as the author feels it should..
*sigh* beware there was nothing to smile about with this installment..
And now the waiting begins!!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Fleeting Moments ~ Bella Jewel

One single moment changes everything
In one breath, you can have it all
A split-second later, it can all disappear
Vanished forever

That was me
I had it all
Then in a cruel twist of fate, it was taken from me
A beautiful life gone in a flash

But he was there
He was there to pick me up when I fell
To protect me
My savior. My rock.

He was just a stranger
Just a selfless stranger with a face I'll never forget
Can't forget
Won't forget 

And like everything else, he just disappeared
As if he never existed
I have to find him
I need to find him
He has to know that he saved me 

He has to know that in that one fleeting moment, he was all I could see

I read through this book in one sitting!!
Once I started I couldn't stop until I got the HEA I needed..

An event can change your life forever!
How you deal, how your loved ones deal, how life just goes on.

When a total stranger becomes your hero, what lengths would you go to thank them?
How would you cope if suddenly your led to believe it's all in your head?
What would you do if your fears and hurt were nothing compared to someone else's Hell?

Absolutely LOVED the concept of the story from beginning to end
The mystery, intrigue and tone of the story kept me turning the pages..
The only issue I had was the heroine went from this meek scared woman trying to
 prove a point while chasing her savior - after repeated warnings to let it be to this 
ballsy, risk taker. I won't get into the actual story since there are some twists and it will spoil the plot.. But that's the only thing that held me back from rating it a 5..
It was sexy, hot and suspenseful..

Overlooking that tiny issue I 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

First and Last ~ Rachael Duncan

Mia’s my best friend.

We’ve been inseparable since she moved next door when we were six years old. Then it all changed.

I don’t know when or why, but suddenly I want more. I want her. The problem was she didn’t.

At first.

But everything changes when you cross that line between friends and lovers. 

I thought convincing her to give us a chance would be my biggest hurdle. Little did I know that was only the beginning. 

Mia consumes all of my thoughts when we’re apart, and all of my senses when we’re together. There’s no going back to the way things were and I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure she isn’t just my first, but also my last.

Will we be able to hold on, or will our relationship go up in flames?

A very emotionally charged love story!
Childhood friends to lovers!!!

A favorite theme of mine.. He wanted all of her first's
It's funny how life works, one day 
she was his Best Friend and the next she consumed his every thought.

"When did my best friend go from this nerdy girl who always wore those stupid dresses to this hottie with a killer body"

When you risk your friendship for more you shouldn't let your insecurities get 
the best of you.
That's something Blake learned the hard way.. But he'd love her enough for the both of them.

"I'll love you forever in this life and the next. You're my best friend, my whole life..."

This was a beautiful story told in a series of flash backs.
Blake leads us through all the good and bad times, all their ups and downs, Love and Pain and we see how the real world can be a cruel bitch but then again makes us stronger!

When you think all is lost the smoke clears and all you can do is bask in life's warm embrace and thank it for all your blessings!!


Friday, July 15, 2016

Filthy English (English, #2) ~ Ilsa Madden-Mills

A smokin’ hot British player…

A jilted girl…

One night of mistaken identity…

Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancé drops her faster than a drunken sorority girlclear in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn't plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

Once back at Whitman together, they endeavor to pretend they never had their night of unbridled passion in London. 

But that’s damn hard to do when you live in the same house…

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

So yea this was my first Ilsa Madden- Mills read..
And it was Fantastic!!
It was Hot, Intense and had Dax which was pure deliciousness..
now I needs to get with the program and read ALL of Ilsa's books...
Especially if their anything like this one.

We get a Bad boy Alpha, we get Angst and we get to ride that emotional roller coaster!
I've hit the jack pot agan with this one..
Dax was the perfect mix of Assholish ~ loveable sex on a stick type of Male!!!
Remi was vulnerable obviously given the circumstances but she still let her self be consumed by the attraction that drew these two together previously..

A wonderful story full of  the good drama..
The page turning drama..
Chemistry galore and the filthiest, wittiest banter EVER!!

I want my very own DAX!!!!
So I can slap him silly, ride him then call him "Daddy" hahaha

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Knot (Wake Family, #1) ~ M. Mabie

He knows everything.
She has all the damn answers. 

I’ve always been a free spirit. It’s my nature.
I crave control, but with her it’s far more. 

He’s a power hungry climber.
Her wealth could buy and sell me. 

It’s too much pressure being the center of anyone’s focus.
She underestimates my desire for her, my need to please just her. 

When he’s vulnerable, it’s hard to deny him.
Her crooked smile cripples me. 

He hides his demons, but I’m no fool.
She thinks not committing to anyone makes her more honest. She’s wrong. 

A man like him deserves someone who can offer that kind of love.
She promises nothing, yet I feel like a king when she says my name. 

I never let anyone possess me like he did. Not before. Not after.
My greatest regret was compromising. I should have never held back. 

Still, when we’re apart I’m not myself.
I miss the days when she was just down the hall. 

He’s better off without me, and it hurts.
The ugly truth is I need her more than she needs me. 

Our relationship was born out of lust and curiosity.
The lies we told ourselves killed it. 

Together, we found Nirvana.
We learned it was all a mirage. 

I ruined him.
I broke her heart. 

I keep coming back.
I can’t let her go. 

KNOT is a contemporary romance and a complete standalone. It is the first spin-off from the best-selling Wake Series. You do not need to read BAITSAIL, or ANCHOR to enjoy this book in its entirety, but if you love angst you'll enjoy them, too.

First I want to say that even though this was a stand alone spin off 
It takes off right after someones **ahem** wedding...
I was team Reagan & Nora as soon as I met them!!
This book consumed me I was hoping and wishing for their HEA through out!!
And the Angst oh boy the Angst..
I was smirking one second and blurting out WTF's the next 
This was filled with TONS & TONS of feels!!

Nora's exterior portrayed this very sexually independent female
She didn't beat around the bush about her NON EXISTANT expectations when it came to relationships.. And lived her life as such without a care, no strings attached
what will be will be!!!!

Reggie on the other hand lived a controlled life, a numbers man.. Very Confident and sure of himself a total ALPHA!!! with some quirks...he did not want to put up with Nora's games anymore and made that very clear.. Also made her very aware that he wanted HER!!..

Both of these characters were so strong and stubborn but true to themselves 
they both kept me flipping pages
wanting to throttle them both yes BOTH!!!
Events occurred, situations where taken as challenges and finally 
Sweet Sweet Victory!!

There is so much to look forward to in this book!!
Love, Angst, Sexy times, Scorching HOT times,
Hilarious moments, WTF!!!! moments, Total Yummy Alpha moments and 
a heroine you will like no matter her faults!!

M. Mabie has proven to me that she's an auto buy author..
I fell in love with her writing when I picked up The Wake series earlier this year 
and it became abundantly clear after reading Knot that she's just that amazing!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Unexpected Circumstances Book Four: The Shortcoming ~ Shay Savage

As the bond between Alexandra and Branford grows, they each have their hopes for the future. Alexandra finds new friendship with the girl she rescued from a cruel master, and slowly embraces her noble role. It seems as though everything in their lives has become as smooth as silk.

But war is on the horizon.

The neighboring kingdom of Hadebrand has amassed an army, and Branford must leave his new wife to right for his people against insurmountable odds. Alexandra must hold her terror inside of herself while her husband is away, and set an example for the people of the kingdom.

As the war comes to an end, there is only one thing on Branford’s mind. But how will Alexandra overcome her anguish when she can’t give her husband the one thing he must have?

I waited as long as I could before picking up this book 


I was scared.. plain and simple after seeing the title for the next installment 
and caught a few hints on some earlier reviews..

OOOh man this one hit me hard in the feels..
Branford was an absolute pain in my butt!! His mood swings are enough to 
give anyone whiplash..

Alexandra in my opinion has regressed she still cries and flinches constantly 
when there really isn't a reason for her to do so.. 
Yes she was naive but she was never beaten..
So why the fear??
She now isn't afraid to initiate their pleasure and ask for other things..
But still has to overcome so MUCH!! 
This will DESTROY her!!!
Hell me for that matter..

I need the next installment NOW!!!

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