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Review of Resilient (True Brothers MC#3) by Gillian Archer

“The love of the right woman makes life worth living. Nothing else matters. Nothing.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 233 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 

Every loner needs a family—and a heart to call home. The bad-boy bikers of the True Brothers MC make good as a strong, silent type shows the right woman that he can speak the language of love.

With her lowlife father in prison for manslaughter, Nicole Walker keeps her distance from the biker scene—until she meets the stud running security at her best friend’s wedding. “Tank” is big, mean, and trouble from every direction. Yet Nicole can’t take her eyes off his chiseled body, or deny the pure electricity she feels when he returns her gaze. Guys like Tank are supposed to be a one-way ride to heartbreak. So why, after a scorching night in his bed, does Nicole only want more?

From his tour in the Marines to his sister’s disastrous marriage, Tank has seen the worst that life has to offer. Ever since his father’s death, Tank’s been fiercely protective of his family—and the True Brothers have always had his back. But nothing could prepare him for a woman like Nicole, who’s determined to break down the walls around his heart. When violence strikes, placing Nicole in harm’s way, Tank digs deep to find the courage to keep her safe—and the strength to love without limits.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Via Netgalley from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.

Resilient is the third book in the True Brothers  MC series. I really enjoyed Nicole and Tank’s story.

Nicole hates bikers. With her best friend marring one she has to keep her mouth shut sometimes. Her dad was part of a MC while she was growing up and things did not end well for her family. While at the wedding she cannot keep her eyes off of a stunning man that just screams danger. She knows that he is part of the True Brothers MC but her body is screaming to touch him.

Tank is a former Marine that joined the True Brothers MC to keep brotherhood in his life. He would do anything for his club. What he was not prepared for was his feeling for Nicole. She walks right into his world and knocks down all of his walls.

The chemistry between Tank and Nicole is scorching. I love how he can be a strong man when he needs to be and also be gentle when it comes to Nicole.

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Review of Correlation of Fate (The Outlier Prophecies #6) by Tina Gower

“I’m yours. I’ll say it over and over until you believe it.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?

But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

With a pack baby on the way things are getting more domesticated around the house. It also means there’s more trouble brewing on the horizon. Lucky for Kate Hale and Ian Becker that they’ve developed more connections along the way than they realize and it’s through those  connections that everything will come to an end.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Ian’s story and although there are more stories to come this pretty much brought everything mystery to conclusion. The only issue I have is that the suspense didn’t build as well as I’d have hoped, but the bad guy finally gets caught and the house is officially a pack house with everyone settling into their rightful roles.

There will be a full length standalone Kate and Becker mystery in the future along with Ali Hale’s story. So if you don’t want the series to end there will be more coming don’t worry.

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Blog Tour – Review of Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming #5) by Stacey Kennedy

“You breathe life back into me…”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 110 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.

Veterinarian, Rae Evans expects to attend a dreadful ten-year high school reunion. Instead, she’s confronted by a past she’s never gotten over. The love of her life, Travis Walker, has returned to Catfish Creek, and the now-famous rock star wants only three things: Her. Naked. And screaming his name.

Fresh off his last world tour, Travis has returned to town to get a dose of reality. With fame casting a superficial cloud over Travis’s life, he’s scrambling to stay afloat. He needs an anchor, and Rae is that for him. But as he finds himself, he’s determined to remind Rae of the heat that once burned between them.

Before they know it, their one hot night is three, and soon, just like ten years ago, Travis holds the strings to Rae’s heart. But Rae’s not that young girl who watched her high school sweetheart race off to become famous. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and realizes when a man needs her. She just has to decide if she should put the past on repeat, or walk away from it forever.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Travis wanted a taste of the life he once had and loved, but a simple taste could never fill the void. He’ll need to have it all. Fame no longer held all the excitement it once did and with all the band members married it was hitting even closer to home. He wanted the love he once had back. He wanted Rae.

Rae never truly got over Travis, but she did what was needed. They had to put their dreams and careers first and now that they’d done that she felt like maybe she missed out on something and seeing Travis at the reunion made that feeling even stronger. She wanted him. She wanted everything they once had.

Rock Star is a second chance romance that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you smiling. It captures the characters well and it was easy to fall into their story.

My Favorite Moment was when Travis interrupted a live set to show the world what was the most important thing to him. Complete and total awww moment. And the epilogue…simple yet perfect.

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Excerpt:

Travis shifted the black masquerade mask around his eyes, and the muscles along his shoulders tightened with the reminder of the weight they carried; of the need for him to always be on point, and the fact that nothing, not even his high school reunion, was sacred anymore.

Life had changed dramatically since the last time Travis stepped foot in the conference center. But he didn’t want to think about the shit weighing on him, so he fired off a response—I’ll be on it—then tucked his cell phone back into his pocket.

He had tonight to fix everything that was wrong with his life, and he wouldn’t waste it.

In the eyes of his manager, Travis had come to the reunion to put on a show and to look real to his fans. But Travis hadn’t come for the publicity; he had come for one very good reason: to find his anchor—the woman who stopped his world from spinning wildly out of control.

Lately, in a sea of chaos, he’d finally stopped drowning and saw a way back to the happiness he once had. That happiness had started with Rae, and surely, she was his way to find himself again.

One touch. One taste. He wanted to remember what that happiness felt like.

Again, he searched the crowd, ignoring the way some men glowered at him, and some women batted their lashes. Rae. That’s whom he’d come here to see tonight. Only her.

The band behind him started playing another ballad, and that’s when he found her, staring right at him from across the room. She wore a sleek, black, strapless gown around her slender figure with matching long, black gloves.

His muscles surged with adrenaline, and he went to move toward her when a hard voice came from behind him.

“Karly wants you to play another song.”

Travis slowly glanced over his shoulder to find the biggest asshole in Catfish Creek High School history, Jason, a blond-haired, slender, one-time big shot. Rae was best friends with Kate, and Kate had loved—and later married and divorced—the dipshit behind him.

Times had changed.

Travis didn’t owe Jason anything now, and he certainly didn’t owe the reunion’s event planner, Karly, shit. “You can tell Karly that I told her I’d play one song, and that’s exactly what I did. Bother me again, and we’ll have a problem.”

Jason didn’t make a move or say a word in rebuttal. Once a coward, always a coward.

Refocused on the only person who mattered tonight, and pulled by the energy only Rae conjured, Travis stretched out his fingers, shedding his frustrations as he moved with purpose through the crowd. Her pretty, hazel eyes surrounded by dark makeup followed his every move, and she yanked him forward with a simple look.

She’d always been a pretty girl, but she’d grown into a blindingly beautiful and stunning woman. Her gown fit her like a glove. A gold filigree mask somehow made the creaminess of her skin appear richer. She wore her shoulder-length, brown hair in big waves framing her round face.

Tonight, she didn’t look so fresh-faced and innocent. She looked sexy as hell, and just the sight of her again caused Travis’s cock to swell eagerly.

While he’d talked to her through email, text, and the occasional late-night, drunk phone call every birthday and Christmas over the last ten years, he hadn’t seen her. Not since that day on his parents’ porch. Sure, he’d kept an eye on her through the Catfish Creek Chronicle when they featured her for her charity work, and also on the website for the vet clinic she owned. But after he’d walked the path that led away from her, he’d never found his way back. Life got busy. New friends were found. Fame overtook him.

Now, he was…home.

When he finally reached her, the air between them felt charged. “Rae,” he said.

Her eyes warmed. Dark, red-painted lips curved. “Travis.”

Christ, he remembered how those lips tasted. How she tasted—every goddamn inch of her.

Beneath her mask, those pretty eyes now turned a little suspicious. “Why didn’t you tell me you were coming to the reunion?”

Perhaps he should have called, but… “I wanted to surprise you.” Because there were important reasons he returned to his hometown, ones that he didn’t want her to know about. Yet.

It all began with an article in the Catfish Creek Chronicle.

Dr. Rae Evans feels she’s done what was needed to help the animals in Catfish Creek, and she’s ready to begin a new journey. She’s looking to open another clinic in one of the neighboring towns.

At twenty-eight years old, she’d achieved what she hoped to do by thirty, and that article reminded him of the guy he used to be when she’d first made those plans. He wasn’t the same man who left Catfish Creek all those years ago, and he didn’t know when exactly he lost himself. While Rae had likely found all the happiness she wanted in her success, he simply wanted to find his way back to the carefree guy he once was.

To do that, he had to come back to the place where he was the happiest. He had to come back to her. “But to tell you why I wanted to surprise you, I need to tell you a story.” He offered his hand. “How about we dance, and I’ll share it.”

For a second, he thought she might refuse him. She simply stared at his hand.

When her eyes met his again, and she slowly slid her palm into his, the tightening in his chest eased. He closed his fingers around hers and sensed her soften, making him smile.

Reliving that infectious energy she carried, he led her into the middle of the dance floor, then he spun her around and pulled her to him, nice and close, sliding his hand across her lower back.

She laughed softly, eyes twinkling behind her mask. “You’ve still got the moves, I see.”

“My moves will never fail me.” He grinned.

The band played the perfect song. Something a little sexy and slow, keeping her hips swaying perfectly with his. He did nothing to shield his erection, but one look into her eyes told him that was all right. With her breasts pressed against his chest, her cheeks a little pink now, he noticed the heat in the depths of her gaze. He’d recognize it anywhere. That fire felt like it belonged to him—always had, always would. Yet in the past, she’d shy away from that desire. Now, he noted how she firmly held his gaze, telling him she wasn’t the young lover he once had.

“How long are you staying in town?” she asked, in an obvious attempt to divert their attention away from his cock.

“Just tonight.” He stroked his thumb over the back of her hand, keeping her as close as he could, inhaling her flowery scent that had faded from his memory. “I fly out bright and early in the morning.”

“Only tonight?” She shot him a questioning glance. “You came all the way here from New York just for the reunion?”

“You seem surprised.”

She shrugged, seemingly unaffected when another couple bumped into her, her interest obviously centered on him. “Seems like a long way to come for only a few hours.”

A very good point, indeed. “Well, you see, that brings us to my story.” He sent her out, twirling her around before bringing her in close again and returning the smile she gave him. “But I think we need to go back even further for you to truly understand.”

“Go on,” she said, watching him closely.

He paused, collecting his thoughts, then he began. “You’ll never hear me complain about my life. I have far more than I probably deserve.”

“That’s a good thing,” she said firmly, even as a playful grin teased her lips. “You have a pretty amazing life, and you’d better not complain to me about all the fabulous trips you get to take around the world, or you might lose a tooth.”

He chuckled but leaned in, calling her out. “And how do you know so much about my life? Reading up on me?”

“A little,” she admitted.

That’s what he liked most about Rae. She was honest, through and through. The fact that she followed his life could bite him in the ass later, but at this point, there was no going back, so he pushed the conversation along. “So, then you know that I have a very good life. I travel. I stay in fancy hotels. I eat at amazing restaurants. I never have to lift a finger. I have everything that anyone should want.”

Her eyes searched his. “But it’s not the life you want?”

Of course, she caught on. He didn’t expect otherwise. That’s why he’d come to the reunion—to be with someone who truly knew him. “It’s not that I don’t want the life I live,” he explained gently. “It’s that something is missing. Something very important.”

“Which is?”

“The guy I used to be.”

She began nibbling her lip like she used to do in high school when she became confused. “What do you mean?”

“I can have anything I want, Rae. There is nothing that’s not available to me.” He slid his hand along her spine, pulling her in closer, leaving no room between them. “But the guy I was when we were together…I don’t know him anymore.”

Her eyes softened, and her voice grew quiet. “That’s really kinda sad, Travis.”

“It is what it is.” He shrugged, not wanting to get stuck on the things he couldn’t change. “My manager told me that I’d been invited to the reunion and saw it as a business opportunity. But I saw it as a personal one.”

The song shifted to something faster, and the crowd began to fill the dance floor, bumping into his back. He refused to let her go, holding her tightly against him. “Do you want to know the real reason I came to the reunion tonight?”

“Yes,” she said, a little breathlessly.

“I came to relive the past, Rae.” He released her hand, wrapping his other arm around her and bringing his mouth close to hers. “That’s the only reason I’m here. I want to remember what it’s like to be with a woman who knows the real me.” He was encouraged by her shiver. An involuntary movement that spoke of her willingness to give him all that he wanted and more.

Hot and hard, he dropped his head into her neck, inhaled the subtle hints of her flowery perfume, and said into her ear, “We have a chance that many people don’t get. To go back and feel what we felt before.” He dragged his nose across her neck in the way he knew she liked, feeling her quiver under his hands. “Tomorrow, our lives will return to normal. Nothing will have changed. You’ll live here, entirely focused on your clinic and your life, and I’ll live mine in New York. Tonight’s our one free pass to dip into the past, and I want to take it. Because tonight, Rae”—he brushed his lips across her neck, and a soft moan escaped her mouth as he murmured—“I want one more taste of you.”

She gasped and stepped back, blinking rapidly. “I…sorry, excuse me. I need to get some air.” Then those pretty pink cheeks and wide, excited eyes were gone, her dress trailing behind her as she ran for the door.

Travis shoved his hands into the pockets of his suit and grinned. He didn’t mind hunting her, it sweetened his reward.

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Review of Dragon’s Hope (Red Planet Dragons Of Tajss #4) by Miranda Martin & Juno Wells

“I want to live for her and because of her.”

 

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

Book Length (Est.): 200 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Before the generation ship crashed on this desert alien planet I was a Vagrant. Unplanned and unwanted, struggling to survive.

Now we’re on Tajss and if not for the natives, seven foot tall dragon-men with wings and tails and scales, we’d all be dead.

My new friends are finding love and I couldn’t be happier for them but I want to fit in, I want to have a place and a purpose. Strangely enough the only one who might understand is one of those scaled dragon-men.

I wanted comfort and attention but it turns out ‘one night stand’ doesn’t translate into Zmaj. He wants more and won’t give up until he claims his treasure. Me.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Lana was unwanted on the ship she once called home, but crashing landing on a foreign planet has given her the opportunity to do something with her life, to become needed, and to matter. In order to never go back to the person she once was she’ll do her best to help out in any way her people need, which is how she’ll end up as a hunter.

Astarot knew he’d found his treasure the moment he first saw Lana. Getting her to want him back, now that was a different story. She wanted one night of comfort. He wanted forever. It just takes a few challenging events to get them on the same page.

“When a Zmaj mates, it’s for life. She is his treasure, his everything. He will do anything for her. She becomes the center of his universe.”

I have mixed emotions on this one. On one hand a lot happens in means to the underlying plot and over all series, but on the other hand there wasn’t as much oomph between the main characters as in the previous books. I just wasn’t as attached to Lana and Astarot and I’m not sure if it was because most of their time together was spent being captured or taken to the Tribe and they didn’t seem to have as much one-on-one time as the previous couples or if maybe they just didn’t fully click as a couple to me. I can say that if you’re following the series that this one is vital as it takes a turn into new territory and I cannot wait to see what happens next. As a matter of fact it kind of ends on a cliff hanger. Bring on book #5!

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Review of Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2) by Jaine Diamond

“Don’t ever leave me…

I can’t fucking breathe without you…”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

He was all she ever wanted. Then she broke his heart…

As longtime manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, gorgeous and brooding Brody Mason has had his share of beautiful women. Yet the only one he’s ever wanted is the one he never had—the one who tore his heart out.

Beautiful and elusive Jessa Mayes appears to have it all. Talent, money, and a glamorous life. But she also has a secret. Six years ago, she ran away—from her dream career as a songwriter with Dirty, and the only man she’s ever loved—without telling anyone why.

Now Jessa’s doing the one thing she swore she’d never do. She’s coming home—to be a bridesmaid in her brother’s rock star wedding… and face the mistakes of her past.

It won’t be easy.


Love this intense never is.

Dirty Like Brody is the second 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. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series, so reading them in order is not crucial but is recommended.)

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

I remember bits and pieces about Jessa from book one, Dirty Like Me, but I never would have guessed her significance in Dirty if it wasn’t for this book. Her story is not one I would have expected, which made it all that much more interesting. She has secrets….oh so many secrets…and not only will she learn to overcome them, but to finally admit all her failures to the people whose opinions will make or break her. Especially Brody’s.

Brody survived an abusive childhood, running with a not so good motorcycle gang, and broken heart that continually haunted him. Now as Dirty’s manager and Jesse’s best friend he had it made. All he was missing was the one who owned his heart and consumed his mind…Jessa.

Brody has loved Jessa since she was 15. Jessa, on the other hand, has basically loved Brody since the first day she met him when she was eight. But her life took her down a winding road that led far from where she wanted to be and although no one was willing to give up on her it took her a while to realize that. Years away from her brother, the band, and Brody only proved how much she missed and needed them. Thanks to Jesse’s wedding she got her reason to return and thanks to Brody she had a reason to stay.

Dirty Like Brody is an entertaining ready about would’ve, could’ve, should’ves. It’ll give you a taste of the dark road drugs can lead you down and the hope and love family and loved ones are capable of giving when you need it.

As for heat level, it wasn’t as dirty as the first two books, but it did have its moments. On the downside there are some flashbacks that aren’t always easily identifiable until you’re well into them. They weren’t a bad thing necessarily it just threw off the reading flow at times.

I may be a little weird, but my favorite moment was a little semi-awkward moment for Jessa. Way to go Brody, nice way to change the subject!

“Just…talk about something else.”

“Like what? Like how I’m gonna slide my tongue between your legs the first chance I get?”

“You are?”

“Yeah. Definitely. You gonna let me?”

“Um…okay…”

 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Brody Mason is the manager for Dirty. He had his heart broken and when she comes back to town all of those feeling will come to the surface.

Jessa Mayes returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding. She has a modeling career that keeps her gone all of the time. Not really wanting to return back home she knows it will break her brother’s heart. To keep her heart safe she just wishes that she does not have to run into Brody.

This is the second book in the Dirty series. I was not sure who this book was going to be about at first. I love that it was about Jessa. She is running from her past and does not want anyone to know why she left in the first place. While she is home she does some soul searching and realizes that she might have made a mistake leaving. Learning Brody’s true feelings about her will definetly give her a wakeup call.

This was a very good read. I love that we get to dive right into Jessa’s story. She has a past that she wants to stay hidden but does not realize that she has a family that would have done anything to help her. I instantly feel for Brody from the beginning. The one person that he loved ran off and didn’t even try to contact him over the years. When they are forced to deal with their issues the chemistry is still very strong.

I cannot wait to see where this series take us.

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Review of Devil’s Own (The Devil’s Keepers) by Megan Crane

“He was her heroin. And he was right in her face.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 202 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Lara Ashburn hates bikers. She watched a motorcycle club destroy her hometown, bringing her brother down with it. That’s a life she put far in her rearview. So the last person she wants to see walking into her classroom is the top enforcer of the Devil’s Keepers. Big, mean, and gorgeous, all tattoos and leather, Chaser is everything Lara should avoid. Yet the insane chemistry sparking between them tempts her to break all the rules.

Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full with a teen daughter in need of tough love, and he doesn’t have time for prissy teachers who want to tell him how to raise his kid. But Chaser never could resist a chick who gives as good as she gets. Lara is sexy as hell, and she’s not afraid of him. Plus, her links to a California club could provide the Devils with leverage against their enemies. But that would mean mixing business with pleasure—and risking the one woman Chaser can’t afford to lose.

 

Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Lara Ashburn is a teacher and when she has to contact a parent about one of her students she usually has normal parent teacher conferences. Not this time. She has to talk to a parent that is in the Devil’s Keepers MC. Not only does she hate bikers but this one is arrogant, big and not to mention gorgeous.

Ryan “Chaser” Frey is the top enforcer for the Devil’s Keepers MC. He does not have time to deal with teachers that keep calling and trying to tell him how to raise his daughter. The best way to deal with it is head on. Ryan does not expect to see a woman like Lara as his daughter’s teacher.

Lara has links to a MC in California that could really help the Devil’s Keepers out. As business gets mixed with pleasure Ryan and Lara have insane chemistry. Scorching hot chemistry at that! This is the third book in the Devil’s Keepers series  and I think they just keep getting better.

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Blog Tour: Review of Payback (Viking Bastards MC #2) by Christina Phillips

“One kiss and he’ll be out of my system.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 182 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Gage…

I don’t fuck girls who work for me, but as soon as Amelia turns those big green eyes on me I know she’s trouble. I can’t keep my hands off her, and the almost-but-not-quite-sex we share in the kitchen is the hottest thing I’ve ever had. Except she calls it quits, before we’ve even started.

Instead of moving on, she’s all I can think about and that’s bad news. I’m breaking all my rules for her, and don’t even care.

Until I find out who she is and what she really wants. She’s after payback, but there’s no way she’s going to get it. No way in hell…

Mindy’s Review:

**I received this book free from Netgalley – Entangled Publishing LLC on behalf of Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

Gage Reynold is a member of the Viking Bastards MC.  His family has been part of the club since his Grandfather. The club always comes first. Gage runs a bar called Odin’s and only has one rule. Never sleep with the help. But when a new bartender comes in he cannot keep his eyes or hands off of her. That is until she sets the rules.

Amelia is out for some payback. She is getting her one chance to get close to the MC that killed her father. She only knows the facts that her mother told her ten years ago about her father’s death. Her father treated her like a princess and she just wants the revenge to make her feel better. Working at Odin’s will bring her closer to the man she is after. When she finally meets him and lays her eyes on him something else starts to turn inside of her.

Gage and Amelia are highly attracted to each other instantly. Amelia is starting to forget why she is there and decides she does not want any part of talking down the club. She believes Gage is a good man and their club is not doing anything wrong. When Gage finds out who is snooping around and why he goes into a fit of rage. Amelia is there to set him up and all he was doing was falling in love while it happened.

This is the second book in the Vikings Bastards series. I really enjoyed reading this Gage and Amelia’s story. Even though there is bad blood within their families love always takes a front seat.

Excerpt:

We sit in the back row, and as far as I know that’s for one reason only. The place is half empty, and it’d be too easy to slide my hand under her sweater and play with her gorgeous tits. My dick stirs and I grit my teeth. It can’t be good that I have a permanent hard-on whenever she’s near me.

I watch her from the corner of my eye as she digs into her popcorn. The lights dim and it’s real hard not to sling my arm around her shoulders, but I have the weird feeling she expects me to—just to prove that I can’t keep my word.

She’s only a chick, and the only time my word is everything is when it comes to my brothers. If Amelia wasn’t interested, she wouldn’t be here with me now. We can spend the next ninety minutes making out like a couple of horny teens, and I won’t think any less of myself for breaking my word.

Or I can be a fucking martyr and call her bluff.

When the movie starts, she wriggles in her seat and rests her arm next to mine on the armrest. Is she doing it on purpose? We’re barely touching but it’s like an electric charge zaps through my body.

This is going to be the longest ninety minutes of my life.

***

When we finally leave the movies it’s late afternoon and dark, which is a relief. Not that I’d expect to see any of my brothers hanging around, but I guess I’m paranoid. As we reach the bike, Amelia bumps her shoulder against my arm.

“You didn’t fall asleep. I’m impressed.”

I shrug. “I’ve seen worse.” No way will I admit the movie wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. It’s still way too early to take her to a club, but I’m in no hurry to let her go, even if she isn’t going to put out at the end of the night. Guess we could get something to eat.

Before I can figure out whether I’m ready to ask her that, because movies and eating out in one evening is kind of full-on, she takes the helmet and hugs it, like it’s a shield.

“Well, thanks for inviting me. Can you take me back to my car now?”

What the fuck? Is that it?

“Sure.” I’m pissed off and don’t know why. I’ve had some shit ideas in the past, but taking Amelia out has got to be one of the worst. If this is dating, then they can keep it and I’ll stick to my easy no-need-to-think-about-it hookups.

“Only, I need to get home and freshen up before my shift starts at Odin’s.” She pauses for a couple of seconds, as if she’s letting that sink in. Christ, I’ll never understand how chicks’ minds work. “That’s if the offer’s still open?”

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