Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Conviction by Lesley Jones
 
Lesley Jones is an amazing author, I have devoured all of her books and I was so excited to delve into Conviction.
 
Synopsis:
 
She was mine. Our love, unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn't show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn't show. That one act changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets a piece of Reed, but what they will get is the night of their life, the chance to let go, break their own rules and enjoy the best, the dirtiest, filthiest sex ever... along with the other four people in my bed.
I thought he loved me, I believed everything he said, every promise that he made but then, when I needed him more than I'd needed anyone in my life, and when I was at my most vulnerable, he let me down. He chose to take a different path and leave me to pick up the pieces of my now broken life. I was changed forever and chose the easy option letting others take charge of my destiny, until, once again, I'm let down in the cruellest of ways.
Dirty filthy sex. Love. Heartbreak. Betrayal. High emotion and angst.

This book sucked me in from the very beginning.  I feel in love with the characters.  Connor/Reed is a sexy and troubled rock star.  He is controlling but HOT!  As the story progresses and we get his whole story my heart broke just a little.  Lesley Jones knows how to write a good rock star.  He is funny, sweet, dominating, and did I mention HOT!!
 
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Nina Matthews is the female character and she is a fair haired beauty who feel in love with Connor when she was 15 years old.  She is stable and married to a man she doesn't love in order to keep herself from being hurt again.  
 
This book is written from both POV's so you get into both characters heads.  It is full of emotion and angst, but it also funny and sweet.  There is a twist that I didn't see coming, and as the story unfolds it makes you want to scream at everyone!  I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to anyone.  It is a gritty rock star drama and it is fantastic
 
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Conviction is a stand alone and it is available now.  If you haven't read anything by Lesley Jones, you need to!  All of her books are amazing and Conviction is no different!
 
Becoming Rain by KA Tucker
I loved Burying Water so I was very excited to read Becoming Rain
Synopsis:
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it—the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.
Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington, DC, major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the West coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year-old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps.
As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to. ​

This story started slow for me.  But once I got into it, I couldn't put it down.  I loved Luke from the beginning.  I thought he was sucked into something he didn't understand, and he really was a good guy.He was sweet and sexy and confused all at the same time.  Rain/Clara was a little harder, it took me awhile to get on board with her.  But as we got into the story I could feel her turmoil and heartbreak.  She struggled with her job and her developing feelings for Luke.  I felt for Luke and his heartbreak and confusion. 
This was story is definitely suspenseful and I had no idea where it was going.  At about 80% I had no idea how this could have a happy ending.  It was definitely a thrill ride, and I really enjoyed it. 
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I loved also getting a glimpse of Alex and Jesse.  This book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Burying Water.  We first meet Luke in Burying Water, and it's such a great story.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ember by Rachel Van Dyken
 
I am in love with this whole series, so I was ecstatic to get my hands on Ember.  
Synopsis:
Everybody Loves A Bit of Darkness..Until It Consumes Them...
I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.
I know only pain and survival.
That is until the Cappo's sister walked into my life.
And changed everything.
She's a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can't escape the fear her seductive looks instill--knowing it's only a matter of time before I fail--again, and take her for myself.
This is the story of my redemption.
But it's not pretty...I died, and now I'm alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.
And I will have my vengeance.
Or die trying.
I am Phoenix De Lange.
Death is all I know.
Until she offers me a piece of life--I can't resist taki
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I did not want to like Phoenix, in the previous books he is awful!!  But you just can't help it!  I fell for him immediately.  I wanted to hug him and take away all the darkness.  He is tortured by his past, and he feel unworthy of any sort of happiness.  Even though he did awful things in his past, I couldn't help but love him.  
Bee was a sweet innocent girl that honestly drove me a little crazy in the beginning.  But as we get to know her  she broke my heart.  She is sad and lonely, and only has Phoenix.  But Phoenix is so scared of hurting her, he pushes her away.
Phoenix and Bee together were a match made in heaven.  They made each other better, they were sweet, sexy, and Phoenix made me swoon.  Which shocked the hell out of me!  This book is captivating from the beginning, full of darkness and twists.  I had no idea where it was going and I loved that!

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Ember is Book 5 in the Eagle Elite series and I love them all and highly recommend them.  As always I can't wait for the next one.  Ember is LIVE now and the author is also having a giveaway for a signed paperback so make sure you enter.   
 
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Blurred Lines
by Jen McLaughlin
Blurred Lines is a new stand alone novel from Jen McLaughlin.  The characters from the Out of Line series show up, but it is definitely a stand alone. 
Synopsis:
Once burned…

Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.
Twice shy…
I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again. That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.
 

I fell in love with Riley and Noelle immediately.  Riley was sexy and made me swoon.  He was sweet and funny and I loved him.  Noelle was a romance novelist, so of course I fell for her.  She was smart, sweet and funny.  The beginning of the story happened really fast, and honestly, was a little unbelievable.  But we still rooted for them from the beginning.  They were great together.  I loved that we got a little of Finn and Carrie from the Out of Line books, but we were still focused on Riley and Noelle.  

Blurred Lines is available now, and the author is also having a giveaway for a Kindle paperwhite, and copies of all of the books from the Out of Line series.  
Giveaway Link 

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This book was a solid 4 stars for me, and I highly recommend it.   
 
Craving Resurrection 
by Nicole Jacquelyn
 
Craving Resurrection is book 4 in the Aces series.  I love this series, so I was very excited to read this one.  This book can be read as a standalone. 

Synopsis:
Patrick Gallagher’s future was mapped out—and it didn’t include Amy Henderson or the IRA.
She was everything he’d never wanted. Too young. Too naïve.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t help but be fascinated by the girl who took refuge in his old bedroom, staying with his mum more often than not.
She looked like a Renaissance painting and argued like a solicitor. He couldn’t resist her, and before long he didn’t even want to.
Instead, he loved her unreservedly… then he married her.
But he couldn’t have prepared for what happened after.
Actions, no matter how large or how small, have consequences—and when the IRA comes knocking, he’s sucked into a life that he’d never anticipated.
Choices were made.
Hearts were broken.
Trust was shattered.
Lives were lost.
Through it all, he loved her. 
 
We meet both of these characters 30 years ago when they first met.  They were kids and we follow them on an epic journey that brings them to the present.  I loved them both!  And also hated them both at times.  The whole story is heartbreaking!  We see how they come together, and are torn apart many times.  There were several times throughout the book where I thought there was no way this book could end well.  Even though it was heartbreaking, I rooted for the characters.  
This book was a solid 4 star read.  My only complaint was that I felt like it started slow and took me awhile to get into to.  I really enjoyed it though and is a good continuation to the Aces series.  It definitely could be read as a standalone.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Best of 2014
 
This yea has been amazing.  I started this blog really as a challenge from my friends to keep track of what I read in a year, and it took on a life of its own.  I have "met" and become friends with some amazing people.  I have embraced my inner book nerd and I have had a great time.  I had only committed to a year, but I am going to continue since it has been so awesome.  I read 300 books this year which is a lot more than I thought.  I also met KRISTEN ASHELY!!!!  Which was incredible!!  I have loved introducing people to amazing reads that they may not have found otherwise.  So Happy 2015 and hopefully this year will be even better than last!!
 
Best Reads of 2014 (in no particular order)
 
I discovered KA and all of her amazingness and The Will is one of my absolute favorites, it made me cry in the best way.  I LOVED it!!!  It is a little different than her other books since it doesn't have any mystery, but it is incredible and I highly recommend it!! The Will
 
This is my other favorite KA book.  Let me also say that I have never read one of KA books that I didn't love, but these last 2 are my favorites of hers.  If you haven't met Samson Cooper, you definitely need to!! Heaven and Hell
 
 Product DetailsThis is an awesome biker book, and I highly recommend it.  I was a little torn when I read the description but everyone was talking about it, so I took a chance and it was incredible.  The end will make you a little crazy though,  I cannot wait for the next book!!  Nine Minutes
 
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Becoming Calder and Finding Eden were quite possibly the best books I read this year!!  They were unexpected, different, heartbreaking, and absolutely amazing!!!  This is 2 books, but they are incredible and everyone should read them!  Becoming Calder  Finding Eden




Product Details  So so good.  I loved Archer and this story is very different and beautiful!!  I cried, I laughed, I swooned.  It has a little of everything and you should definitely read it!!  Archers Voice
 
Product Details UMMM, Colleen Hoover is amazing.  She is my go to author that never disappoints!!  I have never read anything by her that I didn't love, and this one is right up there.  There is a fun twist in this one as well.  And it's currently on sale for $1.99!!  Maybe Someday
Product Details Again, Colleen Hoover.  Loved this book.  It is a little darker, and made me cry like a baby, but I absolutely loved it!!  Ugly Love
 
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This book was compeletly unexpected and totally sucked me inIt is very dark and sexy, and I loved the main characters.  The conclusion is just as amazing.  Brutally Beautiful
 
 
 
Product Details  AMAZING!!!  This book was given to me to review and I and I had no expectations.  It is an epic love story that spans decades and it is heartbreaking and incredible.  Everyone should read these books, and currently you can get both books in a boxed set Carnage Boxed Set
 
Product DetailsThis is a stand alone romance and I LOVED it, it was very angsty, but I absolutely fell in love with the characters.  Highly recommend it.  It is on sale for $.99 right now too!!  The Pact
 
Product Details This book is a little paranormal, and a little heartbreaking, but so amazing!!  I fell in love with the characters, Amt Harmon did it again with this one.  She is one of my go to authors for sure  The Law of Moses


Product DetailsThis one of those books that has a crazy twist I did not see coming!  It was nuts, I had no idea what was going for about half of the book.  I love it when that happens!!  Black Lies
 
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Necessary Sin Book 1, Georgia Cates
 
Necessary Sin is the first book by Georgia Cates.  I really enjoyed her Beauty series, so I was excited tor read this one.
 
Synopsis:
Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, a Scottish organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge's son Sinclair--until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She's always known this undertaking would place her life in danger--she never imagined her heart would be as well.
 
I was immediately sucked into this story.  I was pretty sure I knew where it was going to go, and for the most part it didn't deviate.  But there was a few twists and turns along the way.  Before we meet Sinclair we are led to believe that he is a ruthless bad guy.  But he doesn't really come across that way.  
He has definitely done some bad things, but he come across as sweet and sincere.  
And I really liked Bleu as well.  She was independent and smart. and maybe a little naive.  But you couldn't help but feel for her.  I loved seeing things not go as she had planned.  
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The end is a crazy cliffhanger so be forewarned.  This book is available now and I would give it a strong 4 stars!  Book 2 will be available in February. 

The author is also having a giveaway for a Kindle Fire!!  Make sure you enter as well!!