Review of The Boss (Fire’s Edge #1) by Abigail Owen

“Nothing about you is protocol, luv.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance (Dragons)

Length: 286 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he’ll leave, living his last days alone.

Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.

Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney’s problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.

Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive…

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

The Boss overlaps some of The Mate so if you haven’t read it first then you may want to. I’d definitely suggest it.

Finn is leader of his enforcer team and he runs everything with strict protocols. He expects nothing less than the best from his dragons. But his world turns hectic with his brother, Fallon, at a mating ceremony, a disappearing dragon who he cannot catch, and a woman he’s drawn too at the heart of the chaos surrounding his headquarters.

“Remind me to start donating to firemen. The deserve every damn penny.”

Delaney has a stalker who keeps starting fires around her. She thinks she’s losing her mind and a talk dark fireman seems to draw her every desire even in the middle of everything crazy going on around her. But she has to confide in someone and Finn, with is beautiful blue eyes, is it for her.

“I’m not ashamed, but you try being the focus of a bunch of horndog dragon shifters’ overactive libidos.”

Finn will break the rules to protect Delaney and his dragons adore her so much that they’ll help. As for Delaney, dragons being real…just another crazy thing for her to accept. And oh how she does it with such grace. I love the way she handles them.

“Just tell me, Finn. It can’t be worse than dragons.”

He grimaced.

“Wait.” The bottom fell out of her stomach. “It’s worse than dragons?”

The Boss is suspense wrapped in sexual heat. It will keep you wondering what will happen next and have you cheering for Finn and Delaney at the same time. I cannot wait for the next book in the Fire’s Edge series.

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Review of The Mate (Fire’s Edge #0.5) by Abigail Owen

“Choose me.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance (Dragons)

Length: 114 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Maddie Thompson’s life just fell down a rabbit hole. Finding out she’s a dragon shifter was one thing — she never quite fit into the human world, and this new reality feels… strangely right. However, discovering the next step is to choose a mate, and if she chooses wrong she’ll die, is the other side of crazy. Especially when she already left a piece of her heart with someone who didn’t want it.

To say dragon enforcer Fallon Conleth was shocked when the Mating Council summoned him as a potential mate for a newly found dragon doesn’t quite cover it. A mate is rare and precious and many dragons never find theirs. Fallon isn’t sure he’s worthy of the honor, not when so many deserve it more. He’ll just go through the motions and return home alone… until he sees Maddie. The human woman he reluctantly let walk away.

Fallon already broke Maddie’s heart once, but if he can’t convince her that they’re meant to be, she’ll die… and he won’t be far behind.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

The Mate starts with Fallon arriving at the mating ceremony as a representative of the blue clan. He has no interest in finding a mate. He doesn’t want to be there. He just plans on going through the motions, that is until he sees her. Maddie. His Maddie.

“You slay me, luv.”

Maddie had thought she was being targeted with all the fires that had been happening around her, but then she saw the spark jump from her fingertips and then she knew it had been her causing them so she ran. She fled her home, her job, and Fallon. Finding out she was a dragon mate was just the icing on her overwhelming cake.

It was up to the dragon mate to choose the dragon she was drawn to. The one she wanted to be mated with. It was the council’s job to provide her a selection based on the color of her mark. If she chose right she became a dragon. If she chose wrong she’d parish in her potential mate’s dragon fire. No pressure or anything.

Maddie had assumed her mate was the one who discovered what she was and brought her to the council. Then Fallon walked in and she wasn’t so sure anymore.

Fallon knew he was Maddie’s mate, felt it to his core, but he had to convince her to choose him. And he’d even stoop to begging.

“Everything about you is made for me, and I’m made for you. I want to spend the rest of my remaining years making you happy.”

The Mate takes place on the edge of a political coup, adding to the urgency for Fallon to claim Maddie as his mate in order to keep her safe. It has suspense, heated passion, and the beginning of a storyline that I cannot wait to watch develop throughout the Fire’s Edge series.

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY – Review of Tunes (Beekman Hills #2) by K.C. Enders

“One kiss, and I was done.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 268 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

What’s more cliché than falling for a guy in a band?

A no-strings fling is all it was meant to be for Gracyn George. Sun, sand, sex, and then move on. That was before he strummed his way into her life. Each note leaving a tingle in her spine, their lasting melodies burned into her memory.

What’s more cliché than pining for the one who got away?

Gavin Keller has sacrificed far too much to chase after the girl who snuck out in the middle of the night and left him wondering, What if …

No matter how high his star rises or how many sold-out shows he plays, he ends each concert scanning the audience for her.

What was supposed to be temporary becomes a longing neither is willing to let go. After months of trying to move on, can they sync the tunes in their hearts?

What happens on spring break, stays on spring break…right?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity.*

If you read book one then you already know Gracyn met someone on Spring Break, but in Tunes we’ll discover all the sordid details of that vacation, including the one bad decision which ended it and why she was so moody all the time. But when things are meant to be they’ll find a way.

“Never thought I’d fall for the guy in the band.”

Gavin put college on hold to play music. He never thought he’d make it big, but even with all the success he still finds himself longing for that one girl he had the connection with. Even though it was only a few days something that amazing doesn’t drift away, not even with time.

“And, G…miss me like crazy. Because I’ll be dying a little on the inside every minute we’re apart.”

You can watch as their reunion gets closer and closer, but it’s still so exciting when it happens. And the way they try to make things work…from her meeting the band (loved that introduction, she was perfect) to him meeting her dad (ugh that was a disaster) was such a rocky road, and yet they have that special something that just deserves everything.

“We’ll figure this out, I promise. I have no intention of losing you.”

Tunes adds a little rock n’ roll to the Beekman Hills series. It’s fun, entertaining, and adds just enough drama to play on your heartstrings. It definitely had me cheering for Gracyn and Gavin to make it.

Downside… Oh! My! Goodness! The encore…the beloved Francie…let’s just say what happens will change Beekman Hills and I cannot wait to read the next book in the Beekman Hill series.

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Excerpt:

Gavin

Gracyn’s gone. She fucking left me in the middle of the night, buck-ass naked and in her bed.

I waited more than an hour for her to come back from wherever she’d scampered off to, almost certain that she’d just gone out to grab us some breakfast. Took a shower and threw on my clothes from last night. Well, my board shorts because my favorite fucking shirt was gone, too.

No Gracyn.

No note.

No shirt.

Nothing.

The sun blazes down on my bare shoulders as I walk back to my shitty motel. It’s petty and stupid, but I’m too pissed off to put on a different T-shirt. It’s the principle.

My fist connects with Ian’s door with three solid thumps. The last thing I want to do is walk in on him getting ass when my chick had taken her fill and bailed on me. No fucking way I feel like dealing with his shit over this. I don’t want to hear it.

“Dude, you good?” I call as I hit the door again.

“S’open,” Nate yells. “Hey, didn’t think we’d see you today. She leaves tomorrow, right? That chick you’ve been hanging with all week,” he asks, looking away from the movie he’s watching, head propped up against the headboard of his bed.

“Fuck, man. Forgot we swapped rooms. I’ll—”

Ian looks up from his laptop and leans back, the colorful tats shifting as he folds his arms across his chest. “Jesus, what did she do? Steal your clothes and skip town?” The disgusted look on his face probably mirrors my own.

The door closes behind me as I cross the room and sit my ass down on the edge of the empty bed. I dig through Ian’s pack for a T-shirt. I pull on the first one I find, not caring if it’s clean, and flop back, staring at the water stains blooming across the ceiling by the bathroom. Hopefully, it’s the shower leaking in the room above us and not the shitter.

What the fuck happened? Why did she leave like that?

“Gavin? Seriously, man, what happened?” Nate’s sitting on the edge of his bed, features twisted in concern.

“I don’t know. I woke up, and she was gone.”

“Gone? Or out for a minute?”

“Gone. Left. Bags packed, including my fucking shirt. Just gone.” No matter how many times I go over it in my mind, it doesn’t congeal into anything that makes sense.

“Shit, man. That sucks balls,” Ian mumbles as he goes back to tapping at his keyboard. “What’re you gonna do? You text her yet?”

If only.

I run my hands through my hair, gathering it in my fists, and blow out a frustrated breath. “I don’t have her number.”

“Wait, what? You spent all fucking week with her. How do you not have her number?”

I roll my head to the side, so he can see just how fucking miserable I am. “I spent all fucking week with her. I didn’t really need it … until now.” Jesus, this is the worst. “What time are we playing tonight?”

“Ten, down on the beach. So … nothing? You got nothing? No way to find her?” Nate asks.

“Fuck. No, not really. Just a general idea of where she goes to school, and … no, I don’t even have a last name. I mean, I’m sure I could try to stalk the shit out of her, but she bolted, man.”

“Yeah … I guess she just wasn’t that into you, man. Fucked the rocker on spring break and went back to her Ivy League boyfriend.” As soon as the words leave his mouth, Ian cringes, gritting his teeth and sucking a breath through them. “Sorry, shit. I didn’t mean …”

“Whatever.” I pull out my phone, hoping there’s a message, but this day is nothing but all kinds of disappointments. I pop my earbuds in and pull up my post-show playlist. I crank some old school ’70s disco to clear my mind. And hopefully drift off to sleep.

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Review of Troubles (Beekman Hills #1) by K.C. Enders

“You own my heart.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 338 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

LISBETH RITTENHOUSE keeps her head down and works hard—she has goals, and nothing is going to stop her from achieving them—especially not a sexy Irishman. Because she knows that relationships only lead to trouble, and she’s had enough of that to last a lifetime.

AIDAN KEARNEY lands in the small town of Beekman Hills, New York desperate to outrun the grief of losing his brother. Hoping to find serenity, he spends his days slinging drinks in a small pub instead of behind his camera capturing the beauty he saw before his brother’s death.

It’s not peace he finds when a gorgeous redhead, whose baggage rivals his own, tumbles into his life.

One look.
One taste.
One distraction.
Aidan is hooked…

But when things get tough, will they let their past insecurities win?
Or will they beat the odds, and fight for what they both want?

A CHANCE AT TRUE HAPPINESS

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity.*

Lis had gotten her heart broken in the most hurtful way possible…finding her boyfriend with her sister on Christmas. After that she pretty much alienated herself from her family. Luckily she had Gracyn, the most awesome best friend a girl could have. She spends all her time working and going to school, leaving no time for things like men.

“I’m lost in him, lost to him.”

Aidan went home to Ireland when his brother got sick, but once he passed away he ran away from everything. He ending up working for Francie, at an Irish Pub, in the States. Which is where he met Lis for the first time. He was interested from the beginning, but Francie warned him to leave her alone.

“So, what does that mean, I have the luck of the Irish?”

Aidan has to be the most patient man in the world. He cares about Lis so much that he doesn’t even complain about her hectic schedule and even gives her the time she needs. He also insists on helping her too. Nothing like a hot boyfriend and a marker to help you learn parts of the human body.

Of course there has to be that one person to ruin everything and that person is Lorna. You can kind of see it coming, but you don’t get the full impact until it actually happens.

Troubles is a sweet romance where two broken hearts learn to truly love.

It’s a good story, it’s written well, and the characters are all interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next in the Beekman Hills series.

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Review of Dirty Like Jude (Dirty #5) by Jaine Diamond

“Did I suck out all your power?”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance

Length: 371 Pages

POV: Alternation First Person

Description:

He was her first true love…
And the worst mistake she ever made.

There’s always been a spark between Jude Grayson and Roni “Wild Card” Webber.

Unfortunately, whenever it ignites… it explodes.

And they both get burned.

As head of security for Dirty—his best friend’s rock band—and a member of the West Coast Kings motorcycle club, Jude had a choice to make, long ago. Loyalty or love. Brotherhood or her.

But now the woman he left behind is suddenly everywhere he turns.

Problem is, Roni’s still got a wild side—and another biker for a boyfriend.

… And Jude’s got a fire for her that just won’t die.

Roni and Jude are about to play a dangerous game.
A game they’ve never known how to win…
and their hearts can’t afford to lose. 

Dirty Like Jude is the fifth full-length novel in the Dirty series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.

Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones, each with an HEA; other books (novella/story collection) are not HEA, but are essential pieces of the overall story arcs. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series; reading them in order is not crucial but is HIGHLY recommended.)

Reading order:
Dirty Like Me (Dirty #1)
Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) (novella)
Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2)
A Dirty Wedding Night (Dirty #2.5)(story collection)
Dirty Like Seth (Dirty #3)
Dirty Like Dylan (Dirty #4)
Dirty Like Jude (Dirty #5)
Dirty Like Zane (Dirty #6)

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

There’s always been tension between Jude and Roni wove throughout the other Dirty books, there’s even been intense moments of heat, but in Dirty Like Jude you get their entire back story. Both of them wanting more, but obstacles kept keeping them apart. Until now.

Roni “Wild Card” had a sexual bucket list when she was younger and in her naïve mind there was nothing wrong with it…until it cost her the one guy she would have given it up for.

Jude found himself looking out for Roni and then actually liking hanging out with her. He even started falling for her, but then she went and did something stupid like sleep with his brother and that ended it for him. He chose to walk away and kept her at a distance throughout the years, no matter how much it hurt to do so.

Sometimes you can’t judge a book by its cover just like everyone automatically did Roni. She had a lot going on in her life to make her the person she was, and deep down Jude knew that. He just chose to use it as an excuse to keep away from her.

“Does my lack of bra offend you”

“Long as you don’t mind me staring, darlin’, I don’t mind your clothes comin’ off.”

A wedding changed that.

No matter how much he shouldn’t, he still wanted her, and even if it was just for sex he was going to have her. Only one thing they both didn’t think about…when you secretly are in love with someone sex isn’t going to make that go away. It’s going to make it stronger.

“Sweetheart,” he whispered against my lips, “I go down on that sweet pussy you’ve got and I’m gonna come in my pants.”

Dirty Like Jude is another fantastic book in the Dirty series. It has a little biker drama, an ex who is driven from the picture, a mother who shouldn’t be aloud anywhere near bikers or rock stars, two fully stubborn people, and a whole lot of fiery passion.

Oh and Dirty Like Zane is next…about damn time! We got a small taste in Dirty Like Us, but I cannot wait for more!

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Review of Hidden (Deep Ops #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

“It was a hard-out, full-on possession.”

 

Genre: Suspense, Romance

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Hide. That’s all Pippa can do to escape the terror chasing her. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo . . .

Run. Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up . . .

Fight. Someone’s gone to a lot of trouble to bring them together. No matter how much he resents that, and his own driving needs, Malcolm will have to dig deep and let loose the banished killer inside himself, or Pippa’s fears could come true faster than the flip of a bolt in a lock . . .

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Kensington Publishing Corp via NetGalley.*

Pippa ran away from her life the day before she turned eighteen. The day before she was supposed to marry the Profit. Seven years she’s spent running and hiding. They’d tried to bring her back once, since then she’s avoided people and anywhere there could be a camera. She knew hiding wasn’t living, but anything was better than going back to the family.

Malcolm was an undercover cop and after his last job he retired to a small country house in the middle of nowhere. His only neighbor was Pippa. He thought it was perfect. Turned out to be a setup. He was too good at being undercover for someone not to want him, but he was torn about doing it again. That is until he realized he had feelings for his adorable neighbor and wanted to prove her innocence; then he was all in.

Not knowing who to trust Pippa ventures into opening up to Malcolm, but when she wants to tell him everything she’s been hiding she discovers everything has been a lie. He wasn’t as retired as he’d claimed to be and apparently he was undercover…with her.

Malcolm may have been doing his job, but his feelings for Pippa were real. All he had to do was prove it to her, keep her safe, and save a bunch of innocent people in the process.

The family is a bunch of insane cult people all wanting to please their Profit. They’re all about sex, drugs, and reigning holy fire on the impure.

Hidden is on the edge of your seat suspenseful, throw me down on the kitchen table and spank my ass kind of hot, and high heel wearing German shepherd kind of hilarious. It’s for sure a captivating page turner! And after the little preview of Deep Ops #2 in the back I am definitely excited to see what comes next.

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BLOG TOUR – Review of Angelborn by JK Allen

“…you’ll always have a home with me.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 160 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

High school is all about boy meets girl, girl gets demon mark, and girl finds out she’s half-angel. At least that’s how it is for Ginny Gracehurst.

Sixteen year olds have a lot going on in their lives, and Ginny is no exception. Grades, homework, pimples, oh and now the sudden appearance of a demon mark. And discovering her father, who she thought was dead, is actually the great angel Grace. Who is very much alive.

With unforeseen powers growing, she has to figure out who she really is. While also staying out of the reach of a powerful half demon who is hell-bent on bending her to his will. The Alliance, an organization that is supposed to help people like her, is threatened by her potential gifts. They are more invested in their own hierarchy then in upholding their divine mandate. It’s up to her and a new friend, Aiden, to protect not just herself, but the ones she loves.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from OWS Ink.*

Ginny was a just a normal girl, raised by her mother, with a guy best friend. When Aiden and Jacob enter the picture he’s got an attitude and she cannot figure out why. Hello, he’s jealous! He’s obviously on the wants to be more than her best friend train and she’s completely clueless. So she has a moody best friend, one cute guy who gives her tingles, and another cute guy who her gut doesn’t seem comfortable with. Good thing she trusts her gut.

Jacob is a half-demon who wants her for her powers. He’s definitely dedicated to his plan, but he’s a few crayons short of a full box.

Aiden is human, but works with a society of angel descendants who battle demons to keep harm from humans. He lost his family to demons and refuses to be anything, but a fighter, even if no one else really wants him there. No one except his best friend, she wants him all to herself, and turns all her wrath onto Ginny when she captures Aiden’s full attention.

With two jealous best friends, a crazy half-demon, power-hungry angel descendants, a powerful angel, and Ginny…who has powers beyond anything anyone could have imagined Angelborn is definitely a page turner.

Here’s the thing about this book…I know I’ve read it before…or seen it on TV, but no matter how hard I try I cannot place it. And it’s driving me insane! I remembered most of it, except the ending, somehow that changed or maybe it’ll play out further in book 2 because with the cliffhanger ending it has to be a series.

It’s a really good book, but until I figure out why it seems so familiar to me I may be cussing it.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Angelborn is scheduled to be released on 9/27/2018.