Tuesday, April 11, 2017
We start out this story with Ava working, not fully enjoying where she is or what she is doing (do any of us??) when an interruption blasts her back to reality. Enter Mateo. The strength in this story. The reason I read it in one sitting. Mateo is love.
He wants his girl back. Through the story you learn that he tried to give Ava time, space and the freedom that killed him to afford her. The challenges that they faced together and apart were the driving forces behind where the story was taking us. A few too descriptive moments and weakness that I felt from Ava slowed me down a bit, but when Mateo was fully immersed into the story line I was HOOKED. He loved and fought hard enough to squash any moments of fragility that may have turned me away.
I totally enjoyed the story, and can't wait for more from this series. Ms. Fox has a knack for writing stories I connect with easily and flow in a way that makes you forget that you are reading fiction. You are transported effortlessly into another world, with a book boyfriend that will make you want to slap your significant other to step up..
Monday, April 10, 2017
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Bianca and Dex began in the dark..figuratively and physically. While the light did come on, the falsities that began to protect became the catalyst that could tear everything apart. Though they started out in a threesome of sorts (no worries for all you "safe" readers, it's not "that" kind of threesome) it quickly became a game of why, can, will and when will it all play out. But it didn't end with that twist..it's a Keeland/Ward book y'all the twists and hits keep coming..
I don't believe in guarantees. Life is filled with so many disappointments and fails that I live in a world of glass half full. Until the writing combo of two of my favorite authors, Ms. Keeland and Ms. Ward. I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt I am going to laugh, connect, tear up and have a deep seeded want for everyone to find their happily ever after. I know I will get strong writing that captivates me and transports me to another world. I will fall deeply in love with not only the characters but for the lives that lead, the friendships they forge and the feelings that pull from reading heart. Mister Moneybags is no exception. I guarantee you will feel everything. You will rally and cheer for these two to find their future together in some factor. Loved it.
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HATE..it's a strong word. LOVE..is even stronger, because of these two feelings being so strong they can sometimes live a parallel life and confuse even the most level headed of people. Add sex, feelings, pregnancy and someone that doesn't trust feelings at all and you have a cluster fuck of epic proportions. Sprinkle in two authors that live to make you laugh, cry, feel and add an undertone of dark loveliness and you have a 5 star read that is unputdownable.
These two should quit whatever else they are doing and write stories together EVERY. DAY. Their humor, heart, twisted angst and straight gangsta goofiness makes for such an amazing story. After reading book one I knew I NEEDED to read this one asap. It did not let me down. The hate, love, friendship and family that was created was incredible to watch unfold. I can't wait for more. I am already addicted to the next story. HURRY. UP. girls I will pay in wine..
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sometimes it's hard for me to write reviews (who am I kidding, it's always hard), I struggled with writing this one because I love the story, adore the brothers but being the third and having his commitment issues he took a little longer to crawl into my reader heart. Now this doesn't mean he didn't eventually get there, his journey was just lined with "wtf's" and random kindle tosses because another heart was being played with while he figured his shit out.
Now Grace I fell for quickly. She is kind, loyal, beautiful and has a good heart. She knows what she wants and is so desperate to have her feelings returned. But after 20 years of back and forth her damaged feelings just couldn't take another hit. So she was done. Enter the other heart.
These two were meant to be in true Hennington fashion there is heart ache, friendship, angst, devotion, and a family that sticks together no matter what. I am always sated after finishing a book in this series but still jonzing for the next one like the addict I am.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Take Me Back starts with a story that I love to read...the married couple that has drifted and has a come to Jesus moment within their marriage and they have to really assess where they are and where they want to go. I think it is because I have been with the same guy for 22 years and I always wonder what would happen, worst case scenarios and all. But the love, desire, friendship, and strength in a relationship is always tested within the borders of a marriage and delving into that is always a story I want to read. This one doesn't disappoint on that front...but there's more.
Dane and Kat have been living with each other for two years as a married couple and have yet to be completely honest with each other, so a trip to Belize is what Dane thinks will cure this ailment. A beautiful backdrop for a story of love, honesty, and what makes us who we are. It's like having your own tour guide through the crystal blue waters of paradise with a beautiful woman, tattooed hot bad ass and twists and turns that will keep you glued to your kindle.
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Back to the bar...this one starts with a mix up that beats all mix-ups. Joe has been answering as his brother and never thought the woman he was growing so close to would just show up...but she did and from that moment on a friendship that started online blooms into more.
Alex is likable, strong even though she has many fears, and is loyal as they come. She is angry at first but after Joe shows that what he portrayed on line was who is he is in person she is sunk. She stays and makes the best of what slowly becomes an awkward situation. Alex held strong as a character that I remained connected to through out the story.
Joe on the other hand started strong and took a bit of a nose dive later in the story. I was rooting for the big guy that is always helping everyone else and hanging out in the background. Never looking for his more until he connects with a stranger online. One thing leads to another but real life comes slamming down on them both and makes for angst. MY FAVORITE. lol
I love Kylie Scott's stories, they always leave me wanting more yet completely sated at the same time. Can't wait for the next installment.
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Holy angst! I love it when you have a story going just the way you need/want it to go and BAM..enter angst. The time that separates these two time and time again only adds to the absolute love and devotion that they have for each other. Twist after twist keeps you wanting, longing for both of these characters to finally get what they desperately need from each other. Soulmates from the time they met, nothing can keep these two from finally seeing there happily ever after....right?
LOVED it!! I recommend this one highly. Between the incredible writing style of L.A. Fiore and the heart churning story she effortlessly brings to light, you will not be disappointed.
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Addison was having one of those days..you know the kind...nothing goes right and just when she thinks it can't get any worse..she is called out of her office and led to a private meeting with her boss. This. Can't. Be. Good. But the once bad day is about to make a very high priced turn. Enter Barrett Callahan.
Barrett is balls deep in everything that is hot and has a pulse. He is a rich playboy that doesn't want the happily ever after. He is happy with the "happy endings" he receives every night from a different willing participant. His dad decides to take his senate seat to another level and go for President, the one thing Barrett doesn't lack is love and respect for his family. So when he is approached with faking an engagement for the sake of his father's candidacy, he knows he has to.
This arrangement starts with snark, sexual innuendos, moonings and dick picks. It progresses into true friendship, quality time and a sexual attraction that simply can not be denied. The banter and quick wit from both of these vivacious characters kept me smiling, connected and cheering for them to be able to make something that starts fake into the real deal. Giving both of them the "happy ending" they both have earned and deserve.
P.S. Having loved all of Katie's books I was SO excited to get a glimpse of Abby from Music Of The Heart (My Fav)! I love Jake and Abby
I don't have to read a blurb to enter into a world that Tijan decides to create. I know I will be taken on a journey, with characters I fall in love with, and words that make me connect to these lives as if they are mine. So when I began reading Cole, color me surprised that I didn't actually meet him until well into the story. Because of this, I had time to relate and really bond with Addison. The strength she was once known for is tested and after you know her story you realize the pain she recently endured is palpable, her friendship the one light in her very darkened world. So when said friend puts a thought into her head, a move seems inevitable and the life she once led gets turns on it's ass.
One glance, Addison knows that this man she sees only momentarily oozes power, exudes strength and is a scary mofo. The air around him is tense, hard and she can't seem to look away. While she seems taken by a simple passing by, he is taken immediately by her with one look. These two have an undeniable attraction that Tijan is so versed at not only creating but maintaining throughout the story. Having something worth losing makes people vulnerable, Addison might have the power to become Cole's biggest weakness. Mafia, blood, violence, secrets, and so much more is played out in this easy to read journey that keeps you guessing, hoping and loving. Cole is a must read.
This series is a fun glimpse into the world of strong, independent, business minded women that love hard, protect each other, but like to end the day with good wine, food and the love of a strong man. Each time you get a little more invested with all of them. This one had Kat leading the story and she led it well.
Mac and Kat met in a stressful situation that landed them together for an extended amount of time, out of the daily grind they decided to an agreement that they would have their sexcation and nothing more....or....not.
The saying it's a small world would sum this up, if Mac didn't know where Kat worked. Having that knowledge set the stage for a meet...but what they didn't know was they had been closer than they realized. I totally enjoyed these two together. The banter, friendship and the fact that they allowed each other to be themselves and still were able to find the balance to make their differences shine brighter. The strength of character they both possess makes it impossible to not fall hard for them. Add some drama, cocktails, sex times and a man that will hold back your hair. I'm sprung.
Can't wait for more from these girls. Love catching up with them all.
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This one started off strong for me, I liked her, liked him, enjoyed where it was going. And while the story was there, at some point the misunderstandings, entanglements and non explained history of some of these characters became a little too much, or not enough for me. I can't really decide where it took a turn, but I wasn't as enraptured with the story after some things played out. I liked it, but the love I could have had fizzled at a point.
The angsty little switch up, had me coming back towards the end. I wanted to see it all play out for these characters and I will be checking out the up and coming Wrights as they get their story revealed.
I adore this series, opening up my kindle and catching up with old friends while making new ones. This one has us finding safe, teacher and anti-singles table Claire getting caught off guard with an invitation she is too nice to refuse, it sets the stage for a need. That need comes in the form of arm candy and stat. This buttoned up, rarely lives outside the lines girl is about to meet her match.
"You don't have to be anyone else. You just have to stop staring over the edge and jump."Theo has great intentions with incredibly terrible judgement. While in town he works as an escort to help take care of his brother's family. A man with a past filled with addiction, abandonment issue, but a heart that wants so much more, has finally met his match. Afraid to stay but terrified of what leaving will mean at the end of the day.
"Some people want the happy ending, all wrapped up in a nice neat bow, and others are content to let the story go on forever-that's me. You're looking for the destination; I like the journey. I don't want it to end."
Their story will make you smile, swoon, throw your damn kindle and tear up. Exactly what I expect from a Ms. Harlow book. Sweet, sinful, sexy, characters that will grab you and keep you in a stranglehold while you experience their ups..downs and all arounds. Loved it.
Friday, February 17, 2017
This story highlights that life's mistakes can lead to some of it's greatest treasures. Being a drunk that couldn't remember day to day events was the lifestyle that Bryan Leech had led for years. This tidbit of information was not known to the young cousin of Bryan's teammate who had a major crush on the rugby star and jumped at the chance to spend a life altering night with him. This decision not only led her to a new life, it eventually forced her back to secure a future she never thought she would have.
I enjoyed this installment of the series. Every time I read one of these it takes me a second to remember the playbook, to line-up the who is who from each past story and what events that these characters may have played in a previous story. It takes a second but before I know it I am once again entrenched in every arsehole and who they belong to.
These two authors work so well together that they seamlessly weave their writing styles, humor and point of view in a way that you forget it's a co-written series. Can't wait for more from this crew and to draw the lines from the who is who for the next book.
Monday, February 13, 2017
I read to escape..retreat from the every day turmoil that "real" life can dish out, Ms. Ward was like a tour guide through the perfect angst-ville where I have decided I want to live forever. I began this book with an open heart and mind, without reading the blurb, just trusting that this author I have enjoyed would do me right. And boy did she ever.
I connected with the characters and their relationship or lack there of right away. The way the past filled in with the way they were feeling and the why they hadn't been together before was done perfectly. I wanted for them, yearned for all of the obstacles to crumble around them leaving them with an open path to HEA. But the angsty road that led them on their journey fed my soul people.
I know a book has done me right when I have that little knot in my heart. It pounds out of control when the situation calls for it, it flutters in my stomach when it decides to take a gut wrenching turn and then it beats with my own when the path leads to hearts connecting. Of course being the lover of all of the agony that real life can dish out...having it all play out the way it did and knowing that what was meant to be will always be, it just takes a few wrong turns and missteps to achieve it. As always I anxiously wait for more from this author.