Friday, February 5, 2016

Fighting Solitude
by Aly Martinez
 
Fighting Solitude is book 3 in the On The Ropes series.  I really enjoyed both of the previous books so I was really excited to read this one.  
 
Synopsis:

I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.

Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.

Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.

Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.

That was going to change.

I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting to be the man she deserves.
Fighting the solitude of our pasts.
Fighting for her 
 
This is a series of interconnected standalones.  You can read this one if you haven't read the other ones.  
I adored the characters in this book.  They deal with so many different issues and it is gut wrenching at times, and funny and sexy as well.  
We met Quarry in the previous books, he was the youngest of the 3 brothers.  In this book we get to see him grow up and become a sexy, funny, and sweet adult.  This book is alternating POV's going between past and present.  I loved Liz, she was funny and strong, and also a little vulnerable.  We get to see her and Quarry grow up and best friends and then become more.   I loved the banter between the 2 of them.  They are funny and loving.  
I loved this series but this one was my favorite.  Quarry is fun and sexy and a little troubled.  And Liv is hilarious and strong.  I loved the conclusion of the story, we get a little of all the brothers and I thought it was excellent ending.  
Fighting Solitude is available now and can be read as a standalone, but I think you would enjoy it more if you read all of them.  Book 1 is on sale for $.99 right now as well.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Reign
by MN Forgy
 
I am a sucker for a biker book, the grittier the better, and this one did not disappoint.  
 
Synopsis:
As the president of the Sin City Outlaw Motorcycle Club, l fuck as hard as I ride and rarely go to bed alone.
The women are fast and the violence is intense.
I excel in both.
People either respect me or fear me. I'm not arrogant. It’s just the truth.
I was a king, reigning over Vegas without complication, until one gorgeous sheriff made everything fall apart.
When I saw her, I became a Neanderthal, wanting nothing more than to be between those legs.
I guess that’s where I went wrong, because my reality was shot to hell real
fucking fast.
One kiss caused her to step over that blue line.
One night in her bed made me a traitor.
And now… we’re both screwed.
 This story was the ultimate forbidden romance.  A criminal and a cop who fell for each other.   Zeek is a rough biker criminal, and he's not ashamed of that at all.  Jillian is a rookie cop who thinks that she can save the world and is always looking to do the right thing.  Until she meets Zeek.  You could feel the conflict as they got to know one another, and I wondered how this could ever work.  
 
 If you are a fan of gritty MC books, this one will definitely fit the bill.  It is dark, and sexy, and a little angsty and I really enjoyed it.  
BEWARE!!  The ending is a huge cliffhanger!!!  This book is available now!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Defenseless
By Corrine Michaels
 
I adored the previous books in this series, so I have been anxiously awaiting this book.  Technically this book is a stand alone, with interconnecting story lines and characters as the previous books.  
 
Synopsis:
My life is a secret. His life is dangerous. We’re both stubborn, calculating, and controlling. Mark Dixon doesn’t know what he’s getting into. He doesn’t know his games could cost us our lives. I have to do what is necessary to keep us alive, and that means guarding my heart. But I know I’m defenseless against him, and in the end, he’ll force me to surrender.
 
I loved the characters in this book.  We see a lot of Mark in the previous books, and we briefly met Charlie.  Mark is amazing, he is smart ass, but also incredibly loveable, and super HOT!  He is a super Alpha male, and I have a huge soft spot for those.  And Charlie is a bad ass and so strong and capable.  She tries to push him away constantly, and he doesn't put up with her crap at all, I loved it.  Charlie believes that she can't be with him and Mark is determined to show her that she can.    
 
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This book is super action packed with tons of twists and turns, for a lot of the book I had no idea what was going on.  I love Charlie and Mark, they were perfect for each other, and there was NO CLIFFHANGER!!!  This book went live today so make sure you grab your copy!
 
                                         




Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lawless
by TM Frazier
 
Lawless is Book 3 in the King and Tyrant series.  While it is about different people, you really need to read King and Tyrant first to really understand the whole story.  This story is very dark and gritty, so be prepared.
 
Synopsis:
She's prim and proper. He's leather and lawless. It will never work between them.
It's a lie they almost believe.
 
We met Bear in King and I liked him immediately.  He was a supporting character that was a huge part of the story.  He's raw and brutal, but there's something about him that I loved.  He never wears a shirt, and I am a sucker for a biker!!  In Tyrant we see him walk away from the MC and now he is lost.  He has spent his whole life thinking he would take over the MC and now he has no direction.  
Thia is awesome.  She is strong and sweet, and I loved her.  She's feisty and she doesn't take any crap from Bear.  She goes through something terrible and I wanted to hug her.  
There were a few times I wanted to punch Bear in the face, but I still wanted them to be together.  
 
 
This book is a cliffhanger!!  The next book is not due out until February, so beware.  I can't wait to read the next one, the end of this one almost killed me!!
The author is having a giveaway for 2 signed copies of Lawless, so make sure you enter.  The cover is HOT!
 
Lawless is available NOW!

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Fall Up 
by Aly Martinez
 
I have read other books by this author so I was really excited to get into this one. 
 
Synopsis:
I wanted to jump.
He made me fall.

As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight. 

Until he found me.

Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation.

But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart.

Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down?

Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.

I fell in love with these characters.  Sam was sexy and a little alpha and  I am always a sucker for that.  Levee was a little harder, cause it took a while to figure her out.  But once I did, I wanted to hug her, but shake her a little too.  She was a little broken, but also lots of fun.  I loved the progression of there relationship.  And how Levee started to come out of her sadness.  And Leevee's best friend Henry was hilarious, he cracked me up.  This book was full of the feels!!  It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it was a little sexy too.  Aly Martinez is the queen of emotions for sure, all of her story's suck you in and make you feel for the characters. 

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This book is live now, and the author is also having a giveaway for a $50 gift card, so make sure you enter!  This book was a sweet and sexy love story and I highly recommend it, it was a sold 4 stars for me. 

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dirty English
by Isla Madden-Mills
 
I was very excited to read this book.  I have read other book by this author, and I loved the sound of this one. 
 
Synopsis:
A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.

She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.  
 
I was sucked into this one right away.  I fell in love with Declan immediately (and his twin brother)  He's a fighter and he won sexiest man on campus, add to that he's English, and I was in lust from the start.  He was also super sweet and a little arrogant.  
Elizabeth was broken, and kept to herself.  I wanted to hug her and shake her for a good portion of the book.  She has rules that she tries to live by so that she doesn't get hurt again, and Declan doesn't fit into them!
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This is a great romance, with a little angst, that is super sexy.  I highly recommend it!!  This is available now and is only $.99 for a limited time, so grab it now!!  
 
 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mad Love 2
by Colet Abedi
 
I read Mad Love 1 forever ago and I had accidentally stumbled onto it.  I fell in love with the characters, but the end was quite the cliffy and I have been anxiously awaiting the conclusion.  
 
Synopsis:
Heartbroken by the handsome and enigmatic Clayton Astor Sinclair, Sophie Walker has put her whirlwind romance with him in the Maldives behind her and is determined to focus on her career as an artist.
But when her new job in the south of France turns out to be too good to be true, she can't help but wonder if she is making a mistake. Their passion cannot be denied, but when Clayton shuts her out after a family tragedy, Sophie is determined to fight for what is right.
She must defy all odds to find her own happily ever after.

The end of Book 1 made me crazy so I was very glad that this book picked up where the last one left off.  I felt like in this book Sophie really grew and matured, and made me respect her even more.  She realized who she was and fought for what she wanted.  So this time when Clayton shuts her out, she doesn't let him get away with it.  This book found a bit of a reversal for me, and I was mad at Clayton for a good portion, whereas last time I was mad at Sophie!!!  
This was a 4 star read for me.  The only reason it wasn't a 5 star read is because I wanted more at the end.  I think it needed an epilogue, maybe a HEA.  I highly recommend this series though and both books are available now.  
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The author is also having a giveaway for 2 tablets so make sure you enter!