Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Review: Beat (Life on Stage #2) by Vi Keeland #Giveaway

I loved Flynn in Throb. He was just a sexy sweetheart and I couldn't wait for his story. And oh boy, Flynn did not disappoint. (Note: Beat it a standalone novel. You do not need to read Throb first, though I highly recommend it). Now I don't like to give any spoilers in my review, however I also know there are touchy subjects that some readers prefer to avoid. So I feel that I need to warn ahead of time that there is some cheating in Beat. I'm not a fan of it myself, but I find I can tolerate it when the characters are worth it. And Flynn Beckham is worth it.

The minute Flynn sets his eyes on Lucky, he knows he wants her. He knows she is unlike any other woman he has met before. But Lucky is dating the lead singer of a popular rock band. The rock band he happens to be opening for on tour. So that might be a bit of a complication. As much as Flynn does not want to be the other man, he just can't seem to stay away from her.

Lucky has had a crush on Dylan Ryder since she was a tween, and now she is living a dream as his girlfriend. It's not until Flynn walks into her bar that she begins to question their relationship. Is it truly love or still just girlhood fascination?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book Review: Zack (Cold Fury Hockey #3) by Sawyer Bennett

Several months after the car accident that took the life of his long-time girlfriend and ended his hockey season early, Zack's physical wounds have all healed. Mentally, however, he is still struggling. Struggling with the loss of the mother of his child and struggling with the guilt. Guilt not just for her death, but so much more. With the next season just a few weeks away, Zack is in need of full-time help with his son Ben. Which is why he lets his sister hire a live-in nanny: Kate. Kate with her too big clothes and over the top cheerfulness. He hasn't felt anything for anyone in months, why does he have to start feeling again now for his son's nanny?

Kate might not have grown up with much but she doesn't let her lack of money get her down. Or anything else really. She always has a smile on her face. She's been working her way through school and this new nanny job is perfect for her. When Kate starts working for crabby and sinfully hot Zack, she makes it her mission to make him laugh and cheer up. Except developing feelings for her boss wasn't part of the plan.

This book and all the feels. Sigh. Zack is definitely my favorite of the Cold Fury Hockey series thus far. I knew going in that it was going to be emotional and heart breaking for me at times, which it absolutely was. Zack is emotionally having a really hard time following Gina's death and it is painful to watch (read). It also causes him to be a giant douche to Kate at times, making me itch to punch him in the throat. It is easy to forgive him though, most of the time.

Book Review: Romancing the Earl (Regency Treasure Hunters #2) by Darcy Burke

Cate, antiquities expert, is sick of not being taken seriously because she is a woman.  She needs a big discovery to make her mark and it starts with a tapestry belonging to Lord Norris. Elijah has inherited an Earldom fro his late brother, which includes an estate full of junk. When the pretty Cate shows up at his home in search of a tapestry his brother once mentioned, he wonders if she can help him get information about his brother's death. Together they set out an adventure to find what they both desperately want. But can they trust each other enough to disclose everything? More importantly, can they keep their hands and lips to themselves?

Oh how I love this series! Regency romance mixed with a bit of action, adventure and suspense - it is the perfect combination.  I've been anxiously awaiting the release of this book since devouring g the first in the series. Cate is the daughter of the characters from book one and I enjoyed that connection. She is the type of Regency heroine that I adore. Cate is not some simpering chit fretting over dresses and balls but a strong independent lady who knows exactly what she wants and has no problem going after it.  And while she obviously wants to find the treasure she seeks, she also wants Elijah. Badly. The sexual tension between these two is off the charts. But stubborn Elijah fights it with all his might.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Review: Beyond the Cut (Sinner's Tribe MC #2) by Sarah Castille #Giveaway

Dawn had made the mistake of getting involved in the outlaw biker world when she was younger. Though she got out, she is still fighting for herself and her girls. So getting involved with another biker is absolutely out of the question. But Cade is just so hard to say no to.

Cade, treasurer of the Sinner's Tribe MC, is not a one woman man. One night is all any of them get before he moves on to the next. From the moment he met Dawn, he knew she was different and that one night would never be enough. Can he convince her that he's not at all like the biker's she knows and that he will protect her? And when her past shows up with a vengeance, will he be able to keep that promise?

As a big fan of the Son's of Anarchy TV show, I am just now starting to get into MC romance novels. I have read and enjoyed all of Sarah Castille's MMA romances so it was a no brainer for me to give her Sinner's Tribe MC series a go. And I am really glad that I did. There is action, danger and of course violence, plus a good amount of misogynistic assholeness. However, overall it is a fairly mild MC story as far as the blood and violence goes , which is just how I like them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book Review: Binding Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms #6) by Setta Jay

One by one, Bastian has watched his brother Guardians find their mates. It warns of bigger things to come within the Realms but he also can't help but wonder if he might be next. While it isn't something he had ever hoped to find, now that the possibility is there he can't help but to be filled with anticipation. Natasha and her twin Nastia were Apollo's secret weapons. After finally escaping him, they have been waiting centuries to get their revenge on the God who experimented on them and held them captive. She in no way expected Bastian or the frenzy that took over her body when they meet. She doesn't understand any of this talk about mates and her brain doesn't trust him but her body has a mind of its own. While these two are discovering each other, what new threats will come upon the Realms?

I know I say it after I read every one of Setta Jay's book but OH MY GOD I love this series! And this book was every bit as good as the others. I. Loved. It. From the first page I'm transported to a fantasy world and I never (ever) want to leave. Once again, the author has created a powerful story filled with action, suspense and lots of steamy sex. These Guardians can be down right filthy at times and it is delicious.

I liked Bastian a whole hell of a lot. In addition to his alpha warrior side, he also has a sweeter side that makes you melt and makes him irresistible. Natasha is another strong, independent female lead who has no problem keeping up with her Guardian or putting him in his place when needed. They were perfect together.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James

E.L. James announced on social media today that a new Fifty Shades of Grey book will be available on June 18. Grey will be Fifty Shades of Grey as told from Christian's point of view. Are you as excited for this as I am? To be clear, I'm run around my house with crazed Muppet arms excited!!
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