Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Debt ~ Karina Halle

Her life changed in an instant. 
And he's the only one who could have prevented it. 

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Pact and The Lie comes a new standalone contemporary romance about those McGregor men. 

Jessica Charles shouldn't have even been in London when the unthinkable happened. 
She should have been back at home in Edinburgh, perhaps hanging with her boyfriend, preparing the baby shower for her sister or doing yoga with her group of friends. She should have been going on in her normal, dependable life as always. 
But on that fateful day in August, when a mentally-ill ex-soldier opened fire in public, Jessica's world changed forever. 
Now single and crippled from the gunshot wounds, Jessica finds herself scared and alone, losing faith in herself and humanity with each agonizing moment that passes. 
That is until a stranger enters her life. A stranger who makes her live again. 
Keir McGregor has always been the strong, silent type. Throw in tall, dark, and handsome and you've got pretty much the perfect Scotsman. 
Except Keir is anything but perfect. He's got a past he's running away from and a guilty conscience he can't seem to shed. But the more time he spends with Jessica, the more he falls in love with her. 
And the more his secret threatens to tear them apart. 
He may have been a stranger to her. 
But she’s never been a stranger to him.

What an amazing story.. I FELT the connection between these two broken characters
right from the start..
This one blew it right out of the park!!

The opening to this story was gut wrenching and utterly raw..
we hear about it on the news so much more frequent now..
I for one always wondered about the survivors of these horrendous radical crimes ..
what of the family and friends of the offender.. how it all impacts everyone involved..
How could anyone deal with this not just physically but mentally!

Guilt is a very ugly thing - something that can consume you.. mix that with lies & secrets and you have a concoction you might never be able to run away from!!

I won't get into the story other than to stay I absolutely loved it..
It was so beautiful to see Jessica and Keir slowly fall in love but I was also on the edge of my seat waiting for all hell to break loose and the shit hit the fan!!

It was emotional, real, raw, sexy, inspiring and the feels just kept coming out of everywhere!!
It's a must read for Karina Halle fans she's out done herself again!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Unexpected Circumstances Book Seven: The Devastation ~ Shay Savage

Although Branford is broken and desperate, he finds himself with no choice: He must declare war against Hadebrand, or Edgar’s evil darkness will envelop the commonwealth. Silverhelm’s army is grossly outnumbered, but Branford underestimates the people’s love for their commoner queen. The people rise up in support of their beloved regent, and Branford sees a glimmer of hope for his wife. He becomes more determined than ever to make up for his previous failures and secure the future of his kingdom.

With their murderous intentions, the treacherous King Edgar and Princess Whitney must pay for what they have done. They must not be allowed to destroy everything the people hold dear.
With but faint hope in his heart, Branford gathers his people and marches toward the castle in Hadebrand, gathering allies along the way. With the support of other noble families, Branford will have to find the strength to fight for the very survival of his own.

He sees only one path: the annihilation of his enemy.

Abso~freaking~lutely Fantastic!!!
This was the FINAL installment and what an ending..

I definitely got my historical Romance fix with this.. But it was unique to anything I've read before it had a mix of suspense and mystery.. It had angst, it had heart break, it had some really Hot scenes..

I was hooked from the first book with Alexandra's innocence's and Brandford's need for vengeance what a pair those two would make.

If you've been following this series as I have it's been a nail biter, 
Kindle flinging, edge of your seat type of read!! with all the cliff hangers and jaw dropping moments..
Shay Savage has managed to wow me yet again!!

Obviously there were some upset readers.. I was one of them as well but hey the story kept true to what she wanted and I have to say as gut wrenching as some parts were to get through I devoured Every. Single. Moment of it and to be honest I wouldn't want to change a thing.

I won't get into the story but I will end this short and to the point review by saying I felt SO much while reading this series and that's something that I always crave when I pick up a book!!

So beware because there were triggers and situations some will NOT LIKE but in the end to each their own!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Midnight Soul (Fantasyland, #5) ~ Kristen Ashley

Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world. 

And things aren’t going real great there. 

Noc is recruited to help save that world. 

What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there. 

Franka Drakkar wears a mask. A mask she never takes off to protect herself in a world of malice, intrigue and danger. 

When Franka meets Noc and he discovers her secrets, convinced she carries a midnight soul, having shielded herself from forming bonds with anyone, she struggles with accepting his tenderness and care. 

When Noc meets Franka, over wine and whiskey, her masks slips and Noc knows it’s her—only her—and he has to find a way to get her to come home with him. 

And then make her want to stay


This series has been nothing but amazing.. I jumped on the band wagon a bit late.. 
But in my opinion just in time.. It was when Game of Thrones had just started and let me tell you I immersed myself in this world and devoured every single page with some characters taking form in my head!!

I was so shocked to find out who Noctorno's match would be with that letter from Valentine at the end of Broken Dove.. But actually it was a pleasant shock.. I knew he would be just the one to tear down Franka's walls, melt the ice around her heart and shatter those illusions she's managed to fool everyone with.

This final installment was ridiculously sexy and sweet. with the much expected total Apha tendencies I crave.. If you're a fan of the Fantasyland series.. 
This one you won't want to miss!

Love conquers all!!!

I didn't want to see this series end with it's fantasy setting, Alpha~li~Cous men and Kickass Heroines.. The play with their world and ours..  The full story-line intertwining all the characters was just wonderful!! And LOVE those Epilogues!!

You just can't go wrong with a Kristen Ashley read! She will continue to be my go to.
I have never been disappointed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hard Rules (Dirty Money, #1) ~ Lisa Renee Jones

Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

How bad do you want it?

The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.

Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.

What a fantastic opener for what's to come!
SO many moving parts, every character seems to have their own story to tell but they're doing it in bits and pieces.. Everyone of them has captured my attention and I need to know what comes next.. 

There are secrets that need to be unraveled.. Allies to be made.. Shane Brandon ruthless and all will still have his work cut out for him.. Not knowing who to trust while trying to do the right thing for his families empire, Shane will have to be on alert at all times.. But really whats a story with out the romance & steam?

That's where Emily comes in.. Trying to run away from her past which we know nothing about.. She's been consumed by Shane in every way conceivable.
He's pulled the Total Alpha card and they've been burning up them sheets from the start!!

The kicker of course is that it ended on a cliff hanger!!
With the suspense, the characters being strategically placed and the brewing - Off the charts HOT - romance although they were driving me to drink with their back and forth should I shouldn't I.... I need the next one ASAP!!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Unexpected Circumstances Book Six: The Apprehesion ~ Shay Savage

With two traitors removed from their midst, Branford and Alexandra rekindle their 
faith in one another. Branford insists on remaining at Alexandra’s side at all times to 
protect her as he rallies his allies against King Edgar and the kingdom of Hadebrand. 

Alexandra’s grace and humility continue to touch the hearts of the people of Silverhelm, 
and the couple is surrounded by the love of their people. But treachery still lives in the 
hearts of those who wish to see the destruction of Silverhelm and they would be willing 
to cause Alexandra harm to achieve their goal. King Edgar still will not relent, but will his role
 in past events be exposed? Branford is not invincible, and despite his vows to 
keep his wife safe, Alexandra is still vulnerable. When the unthinkable happens, 
Branford may not be able to survive the loss

So yes I immediately began reading this installment as soon as it hit my kindle.
And I have to say no one was more distraught over what happened than Branford.. 
He truly Loves Alexandra and when Brandford does something or commits he doesn't jump in half cocked!
I am on the edge of my seat over how this one ended. 
There will be heads rolling for sure and I for one can't wait to see Branford finally unleash his wrath

I'm just so anxious to finally see these two get their Happily Ever After!!
Final installment is right around the corner..
I want it to be memorable **sigh**

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