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Review of Saint’s Row (The Guardians #1) by Elizabeth Blair

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“In a world of maddening chaos, you tether me to a reality I fear more than anything.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 108 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Rich, powerful, and deadly, the Saints serve as guardians for New Orleans, keeping the precarious balance between light and dark. Returning to the city after a self-imposed exile, Cael Saint throws himself into his work to try and drown out the tormented visions in his past. Light magic, dark magic, desperate humans with broken souls: he believed he’d seen it all. Then he met her.

Fiery and untamed, Becca Riley seemed the perfect one night stand to match Cael’s relentless nature. Striding into the local bar, she was confident, passionate, and sexy as hell. But what he took for drunken lust soon spirals into emotional chaos when he realizes she has secrets of her own…secrets that could destroy everything he has sworn to protect.

In a city where magic and humanity intertwine, neither saint nor sinner is safe.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Becca never wanted to believe what others said about her mother, but when she becomes a target of those who’d tortured and killed her mother she’ll have to start believing what she’s always know in her heart as truth. Her mother was a witch…and the powers she unknowingly has can destroy everything she’s come to love.

She is a warrior in her own right. Her work takes her to places most wouldn’t dare travel and she loves it. She enjoys the challenge. Nothing or no one will stop her from what she needs to do.

Cael wanted Becca from the moment he saw her across the crowded club, but she was a distraction he didn’t need. Being a Saint he can sense emotions and hers were off the charts. She not only feels many things at once, but she can capture and project emotions without knowing she’s doing it, and that’s a big problem for people like the Saints who use sensing emotions to stop crimes before they happen.

He wanted to protect Becca, but he’ll discover she’s much stronger and more determined than he’d ever have given credit. Although he wants nothing more than to stand in front of her he’ll learn they’re more powerful side by side.

Saint’s Row is an intriguing and suspenseful story that’ll take you deep into the paranormal of Louisiana. The Saints are a unique and interesting people who I look forward to reading more about. I was easily transported into their world and cannot wait to see what book two brings. Not to mention that yes it does in fact end on a slight cliffhanger leaving me wanting more.

“Pride or arrogance…I wasn’t sure what emotion he was emanating, but it caused every tuxedo-clad Saint to turn my direction. Territorial. He was laying claim.”

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Blog Tour: Review of Legally Charming (Ever After Book #1) by Lauren Smith

The man was a waking temptation.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 372 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

THE RIGHT DRESS CAN CATCH THE EYE OF PRINCE CHARMING…

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…

EVERY PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY TO KISS…

Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.

WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES AND COACHES TURN TO PUMPKINS…

Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Jared Redmond is a very busy man. Now that he is trusted with high dollar real estate transactions he does not have time for a personal life. When he comes home early one weekend and his brother is having a party at the house he just wants to go to bed. When he gets to his room he finds a woman sleeping in his bed and all he can think to himself is she looks like a princess. Being the gentleman he is he lets her sleep and falls asleep next to her.

Felicity Hart has one goal in life. Complete her masters in art. When she goes to a Halloween party and falls asleep in an unoccupied room she wakes to find the most beautiful eyes staring back at her.

Spending time together has the possibility of falling in love a reality. Both have very demanding schedules and their time together gets shorter and shorter. But when the heart loves someone anything is possible.

I enjoyed this book. I felt like Felicity should of had more confidence in herself. She is one of those girls that doesn’t know how pretty she is and does not feel like she deserves the knight and shining armor of a beautiful man. Overall the story is good and you really fall in love with the characters.

 

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Review of Grappling for Position (Against the Cage #4) by Melynda Price

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“You’re lucky I love you”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 373 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

This battle of wills is about to go below the belt…

Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and 100% untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted, but will never have. A woman like her deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks—the Scott’s charity case.

Unfortunately for Regan, his best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. When Willow sees something she wants, she goes after it—damn the consequences—and her sights are set on him. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow Scott is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.

Willow has been in love with Regan Matthews since she was in pigtails and braces. Over the years, she’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but a part of her never stopped praying that someday he would see her as more than Kyle Scott’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way that’s all about to change, and Regan must decide if he’s willing to risk losing his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.

**All Against the Cage books can be read as stand-alones**

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Regan has had feelings for his best friend’s little sister since she was sixteen and kissed him, but she was off-limits, and he went a little crazy trying to get over his desire for her. That is until four years later she declares game on and decides to stop holding back her feelings for him, making it extremely difficult to hold back his own.

Willow has been in love with Regan ever since she can remember, she’s even saved herself for him, and when an opportunity presents itself finally get what she’s always wanted she holds nothing back to get it.

Two people in love. A hidden romance from a brother who’d kill them. And a hitman trying to stop a testimony. Grappling For Position pulls you into the world of Regan and Willow and it’s easy to get lost in the pages.

The ending left a little bit to be desired, but overall the storyline was intriguingly capturing. What I wasn’t too fond of was how the books overlapped. I’d remember bits and pieces from the previous books, but couldn’t exactly remember all the details. It made me want to have all the books open at the same time in order to obtain the full picture.

“Why would Kyle send you to talk to me?”

“Apparently, he thinks we’re like this-” Regan held up his crossed fingers. “He obviously doesn’t know we’re like this-” He made a circle with his thumb and finger, then poked his index finger through the hole. “I’m supposed to find out who you’ve been fucking so he can kick his ass.”

– Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise

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“This, you and I; we aren’t over.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In my motorcycle club I’ve earned the name ‘Reaper’ and now I have my claim on Abby Harrison.

Reaper:
I didn’t know what love was, but I knew what want was, and I wanted Abby. When I walked out of the club and saw her I was stone cold sober. She was quietly beautiful and unlike any other woman I’d had before. But she was the daughter of the president of Satan’s Sons MC and completely out of my reach.

Abby:
Everyone knew The Reaper and how he got his name, so I never expected him to be my salvation when my sisters drunk boyfriend wanted to lay hands on me. I thought my innocence would be lost in that alley, until he showed up and saved me. I know being with Reaper will lead to trouble, but I don’t know if I have the strength to stay away.

Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Inkitt in exchange for an honest review*

Abby was the President of Satan Son’s MC’s daughter. Her and her twin sister were raised in the club and although she may hate it at times it’s who she is.

Reaper isn’t the type of man you want to cross paths with and he was perfectly fine with who he was…until he realized how much Abby kept crossing his mind.

“If you have to kill someone babe, mans I’m not doing my job right, and I’m never planning on that happening.”

Reaper’s Claim isn’t just one plot, its several wrapped up in motorcycles, club politics, tightly wound emotions, and some badass people. This isn’t a sweet romance, this is a look into the keep dark corners of club life and how it affects all the people in it. Abby and Reaper may have a connection that keeps pulling them back to one another, but when they’re apart all hell breaks loose.

There is so much that happens in this book that I feel like giving any details will give away the storyline. I can say this… Reaper’s Claim is a very long book, it starts when Abby is 16 and takes place over many years. The pages are filled with perfect balances of love and hate; passion and death; pain and family; misunderstandings and trust. It was easy to get pulled into, but let me warn you there is one hell of a cliffhanger ending.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) by Jaine Diamond

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“He’s like a goddamn vampire. You invite him in, you give him power.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 200 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

What happens in Vegas… better stay in Vegas.

Maggie Omura has never been a gambling woman. As assistant manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, she brings order to the lives of four crazy-ass rock stars.

But when the band lands in Vegas, a streak of bad luck lands Maggie in a bind–and in the penthouse suite, with the last man she’d ever want for a roommate.

Zane Traynor, lead singer of Dirty. Rock god. Sex god. Total nightmare for women.

And the only man who’d make Maggie a proposal so insane it just might work.

A night of chance.
An irresistible gamble…
It’s time for Zane and Maggie to go all in.

 

YAY ~ Double Review!

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Maggie Omura is the assistant manager for Dirty. Dirty just so happens to be the hottest band in the world right now. Her only rule is to not get involved with the talent.

Zane Traynor is the lead singer for Dirty. He is a rock god and has a long list of one night stands to go along with it.

Maggie ends up trying to help someone and puts herself in a sticky situation. Sharing a suite with the rock god himself. He has wanted Maggie for so long and she knows it. She has been able to stand her ground for six years. However when she has a rough night and practically throws herself at Zane just to be shut down and humiliated she has no idea what to do.

Zane has had it bad for Maggie since he first laid eyes on her. Knowing she has a screwed up relationship with her dad makes Zane very angry.  Not to mention they just happen to be staying in her fathers hotel in Vegas. Everything with her father comes with a price. Zane has a better idea and pops the question to Maggie to get her father off her back. When Zane sets everything up he really goes all in.

OMG! I loved this short story. I really need the rest of it, and I mean I need it now.  I am just in awe with these two characters and I really need to know the rest of their story. I cannot wait!!

Mindy 4 Star

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

To Maggie, Zane is a rock god who sleeps his way through groupies. He’s also the man who causes her breathe to hitch and her body to shiver, which is why she’s kept things strictly professional over the years.

To Zane, Maggie is his girl, she just doesn’t know it. He’d do anything for her, including figuring out how to convince her to marry him. Too bad she thinks the entire thing is a sham and that he’s only doing it to help her get back at her father.

Dirty Like Us keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch two people who are completely in love with each other fumble it up at every turn. Both too stubborn to admit their true feelings, and Zane is trying, but Maggie keeps thinking he’s not serious. The end…OMG the end! What a cliffhanger! My heart broke for Zane with his last ditch effort. Now I understand all their awkward tension filled moments in Dirty Like Me, but I really need for them to finish their story now.

“You’re fucking crazy.”

“I’m a fucking great friend. And I’d make a great husband.”

She laughed, hard, which cut me in a way I didn’t care to acknowledge. “And how’s that, do you imagine?”

“Let’s see. I’ve got a great cock, I’m giving as fuck in bed, I’m loyal to a fucking fault, and I’d kill for you.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Blog Tour: Review of Hooked (Viking Bastards MC) by Christina Phillips

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“Every girl deserves one bad boy in her past”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 162 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Zach…

I like my sex dirty and disposable. I’m not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it’s crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we’re all alone and I can’t get enough of her.

I don’t do forever, but she’s hooked me so bad I don’t ever want to let her go. Except there’s no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won’t live in hers…

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Netgalley via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Zach is an absolutely no relationship kind of guy. He takes care of his sister and his club will always come first. When Grace walks into the bar to use the phone his thought process will change forever.

Grace is the kind of girl that comes from money and always tries to make her parents proud. Now that she has ended her engagement she is headed to her sister’s house. But not before her car breaks down in a shady part of town. With her head held high she walks right into a biker bar to use the phone and right into Zach’s arms.

This was a good romantic read. A hot headed guy that lives a crazy lifestyle falls for the girl that doesn’t fit into his life at all. With this being an MC book I expected to know more about the club. However, Zach and Grace are really good for each other. When he has to step into her lifestyle he knows that he could never fit into it but is not willing to let Grace go.

My Favorite Part: I think everything that had to do with Zach’s sister made me laugh. She has this brother that the world is scared of but she likes to tell it like it is.

Mindy 4 Star 

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I pull her close, and she winds her arms around me, which makes me almost forget what I
was about to say. “What you see is what you get with me.”
“Hmm,” she says as though she doesn’t believe a word. “Big, bad, tough guy on the
outside. That’s okay, your secret’s safe with me.”
I snort with laughter. “No secret, Grace.” I like saying her name. “That’s me, inside and
out.”
“If you say so.”
“When I get you home, I’ll prove it to you.”
“Do you live far from here?”
With my arm still wrapped around her, I once again make for the door. “Nah. Just a couple
of blocks. Won’t take long.”
“Can we pick my luggage up first?”
I pause, hand on doorknob. “Luggage?”
“Yes. From my car. You know, toothbrush and…stuff.” Her cheeks are pink and she gives
a little shrug. “If I’m staying the night I need my things.”
“Sure.” My mind fills with the happy vision of Grace in my shower. I pull open the door,
keen to get home and put that particular fantasy into action.
Tension vibrates from her as we walk back into the bar. I swagger across the room,
ignoring the glances from my brothers and friends, and they soon get the message. Instead of
catcalls and jeers, they go back to their business, and Grace gives a relieved sigh as the door
swings shut behind us.
“At least it’s stopped raining.” She lowers her umbrella. “That’s my car, over there.”
I glance across the street and there’s no mistaking which car she’s talking about. It’s a
silver Mercedes coupe, and if I don’t warn my brothers the car’s off-limits, it’ll be picked clean by
morning.
She opens the trunk and takes out an overnight case, then looks at me expectantly, as
though she’s waiting for me to haul out the massive case that takes up the entire space. Is she
leaving home or going on vacation?
It’s none of my business, and I don’t know why the question even enters my head.
“You need all this shit for one night?”
“No, but I need a change of clothes.” She frowns as though something’s just occurred to
her. “Oh, you mean we’re walking to your house? I thought you’d have your car here. It doesn’t
matter, I can make do.”
She goes to shut the trunk, and I hold it open. “I don’t have a car.” Seriously, is she really
that clueless? Her surprised glance tells me that yeah, she really is. I haul her case out and
slam the trunk.
“There’s really no need.” She waves a finger at her case. “I don’t expect you to carry it
along the street. It’s too heavy.”
“The hell it is.” Even if the damn thing were full of bricks I wouldn’t back down now. “You
better have some killer underwear in here as payback.”
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Blog Tour: Review of Enforcer’s Price by Sarah Hawthorne

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“Don’t look at something if you don’t want to hit it.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 199 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

A man looking for redemption 

Colt spent eight months in prison for trusting the wrong woman, nearly bringing down his entire motorcycle club in the process. Now he needs to fix the MC’s cash flow problems or watch the only family he’s ever known fall apart.

Meeting Krista wasn’t part of his mission.

Falling for her could mean his destruction.

A single mom trying to get by 

Krista was ready to leave hooking behind when her ex cleaned out her bank account. Stuck working to provide for her daughter, she protects herself with one rule: never get involved with someone at the club.

Not that she wants to. Sex has become a job, a means to an end.

One night together as an escape 

Krista’s body wakes at Colt’s touch, allowing her to imagine a life after the MC. A future. A happily-ever-after, if only briefly. Krista brings out feelings in Colt he forgot could exist. But just as he begins to trust again, Krista’s truth is revealed—testing the very boundaries of Colt’s jealousy and faith.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Krista is a strong woman that makes the best out of what she has. Being a single mother has limited her options on trying to survive and make money. Krista does tricks for the local MC to bring in extra cash. Her ex is a drug addict that she just cannot seem to get away from. He cleans out her account making life difficult for Krista. Having protection from the club seems to be all that she has.

Colt has made a lot of bad decisions in his life including his choice in girlfriends. Almost bringing his club down in the process he has a lot to make up for. Trying to get a smaller club to patch over will be his test. Meeting Krista happened by chance and now that he has had her on the back of his bike he knows he wants to keep her there.

Colt just happens to be in town to see if a smaller club has what it takes to patch into his club. One look at Krista and the fear in her eyes and he knows that he wants to protect her. He thinks she is just a  bartender for the club but when the truth is revealed can he accept what she has done? Not only is he dealing with unfamiliar feelings he is trying to figure out who the rat is in the club and how to deal with that situation. Not to mention Krista’s crazy ex.

This book gets really intense real quick. This is the authors first book that I know of and this really amazes me. This book is written so well. The characters are strong and independent. The sex is hot, the storyline is intense. I think this one blew me away. I loved it!

Mindy 4 Star 

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“That was good, right?” He propped himself on an elbow. “You know I want you. But
you gotta be up for this as well. All of it. Not just once, but something real.”
I wanted to say yes. I wanted to tell him that we were going to live happily ever after.
Whatever I was doing right now could not continue. I’d lose all the business from the guys and
Becky and I would be broke. But a little fling. I could have that, right? One night where I could
feel wanted, cherished, loved.
I looked into his eyes and whispered, “I want you.”
It was the only thing I could promise right now. I knew he wanted more, but I couldn’t
give him that. I could only give him right now.
His arms went rigid. “No. Not just want, not just now. Tell me this is more than just a
quick fuck for you. Tell me you want more, or I’m
going to stop.” His eyes were steel as they
searched mine.
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