Review of Save Grace (Blood Legion MC #2) by Rie Warren

“Do you want to kiss me?” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Length: 228 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Something wicked hot this way comes.

SLADE
I was a Marine. An operative. A hardcore soldier. Something brought me to the Blood Legion MC in New Orleans, and now I’m a biker. Whatever drew me here is bigger than my own baggage, and it isn’t the CIA, or Force-Recon, or anyone else.

There’s a pull. Her name is Grace. She’s missing, possibly because of the MC and our haphazard raid on the White Lair. Grace is my new mission. An op. Nothing more.

Until I finally locate the gorgeous woman who has built an even bigger barricade around herself than I have, and I realize I’ll never be free of her.

GRACE
I don’t want to be found. Not by anyone. Not anymore. Not after what’s been done to me against my will. As if enslavement at the White Lair wasn’t enough.

It seems I don’t have a choice. I have a new client. He’s dark-browed, big all over, and broody beyond belief. This Killian Slade doesn’t force me. He doesn’t ask me to strip. He pays extra each time and he doesn’t even touch me. When he finds out the truth, he’ll hate me as much as I hate myself. Yet I can’t stop the hot hammering of my pulse where I’d only ever been hurt and used before—there’s a yearning to be with this singular man.

I want to wake up from this nightmare, but the nightmare is just beginning.

BLOOD LEGION MC:
Cry Mercy
Save Grace
No Saint
Get Revenge

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Killian Slade, ex-Marine, ex-CIA, lone wolf who made a promise to Mercy to find her friend, the only missing girl from the compound she’d been rescued from. Easier said than done. But Killian is a man of his word and come hell or high water he’ll keep his promise. Of course he only promised to find her, not tell anyone he did.

“I think I better go now. You’re too damn much of a temptation, and I’m not really a gentleman.”

Grace had gotten an upgrade from the hell she was in previously, but she was still a prisoner. Hope had never dared entered her mind, not until Killian entered her room. He wasn’t like the others. She trusted him, felt safe with him, and yet she kept a very big secret from him.

Killian wasn’t prepared for Grace. She was so much more than he could have ever imagined. And he wanted to keep her. Keep her safe. Keep her happy. Keep her protected. And keep her to himself.

“I don’t want you to risk your life like this.”

Save Grace is another amazing book by Rie Warren. It’s filled with action, suspense, pain, love. It was an emotional rollercoaster that I couldn’t put down. I had to see what was going to happen next. And I was not disappointed.

P.S. Rock it Miss Bunny!

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Review of The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) by Abigail Owen

“I want to feel that again. Now.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Suspense

Length: 448 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her…

As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he’s waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.

But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Kasia is one sparky little phoenix. She pretends to be fearless in order to protect herself and her sisters. She’d do anything to keep them safe…even mate a dragon. Her father may have been a dragon, but her mother had taught her that they were the enemy. Talk about trying to trust an enemy.

“”Don’t give your trust too easily in this world. More often than not, people like me are out to harm you or use you.”

“Aren’t you trying to stop me from running away?” she pointed out. “You might want to work on your sales pitch.””

Brand was just doing his job. He found the girl, now he just had to bring her to his old friend and the Blue Dragon’s new king, Ladon. Problem with that was it seemed everyone was onto the trail of the phoenix and everyone wanted her for their own selfish reasons. Brand didn’t…or so he kept trying to convince himself.

“”Kasia kept pushing. “Look at how you handled our first meeting. Your instinct was to help me.”

Now he scowled. “My first instinct was to fuck you. Long and hard.””

Faced with a heavy choice Brand goes with the selfish decision, but fate has something different in store for him and for Kasia. And you can only fight fate so long before it becomes impossible to ignore.

The Rogue King is full of action, suspense, and one hell of a romance.

The Inferno Rising series is a spin off of the Fire’s Edge series. In the Fire’s Edge series I wondered what was going on with the dragon clan’s kings as it’s a slight part of the backstory and the Inferno Rising series sheds light on all those missing pieces. I cannot wait to read more of both series! Loving me some dragon shifters!

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Review of Drawn to Darkness (Dark Desire #3) by Viola Calvary

“Never he’d told her…” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Length: 225 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Dahlia’s world hangs on the precipice of chaos as gods, demons, and monsters emerge from ancient legends. As enemy forces gather and a twisted new power emerges to consume the kingdom, Dahlia and Kenny might be the only hope of staving off disaster. But can Dahlia keep control as the power she wields threatens to drag her further into darkness? Or will she sacrifice everything to save the people she loves only to become the monster they fear?

The screams receded behind them as they darted through the dark forest, Dahlia running in Kenny’s footsteps to avoid hitting anything she couldn’t see. As they came closer to the spot they were to meet with the other soldiers she felt him stop and turn, movement impossibly graceful and at odds with his massive form. She stopped as well, facing him now in the dark, hyper aware of the scent of the forest around them, the taste of the cold wind laced with the scent of blood, and the rush that danced through their veins. It played between them, intensifying in that split second before he grabbed her, pulling her up against him.
The wild energy sung in her mind and she threw her legs over his hips to pull herself tighter against him. Her mouth found his as the captivating embrace of madness took them…

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Drawn to Darkness begins right where The Sage and The Savage left off. Dahlia and Kenny are trying to save their people, but being outcasts makes it a little difficult at times. They’ll be pushed beyond anything they’ve expected and darkness will reign.

Their love is the only thing that keeps any part of their sanity in tact. To others they are monsters and although they try not to be, in this book they’ll get to glimpse their unadulterated monstrous sides. Gods or not, no one will stand in their way.

“The same conviction that had washed over her in the woods when she’d told him not to leave her echoed through their minds again. Never he’d told her then. The word wasn’t even necessary now.”

From ravenous sex-capades to war and destruction this book was filled with so much action I had a very difficult time putting it down. As a matter of fact it was non-stop right until the cliffhanger ending. I may have screamed, “Is that seriously where it ends?!?!” Definitely looking forward to Dark Desire #4.

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Review of Something Honorable (Dirty Southern Secrets #2) by J. L. Leslie

“Sometimes I don’t have to chase her. She comes to me.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 171 pages

Description:

She’s the perfect incarnate of an angel. Pure. Innocent. The only reason I come to church on Sunday mornings. The only woman I treat differently than the others. The only woman I unintentionally make promises to.

Promises I do intend to keep.

I’m practically sin walking. Immoral. Dishonorable. The very reason she should be in church on Sunday mornings. The only man she has ever allowed to touch her. The only man who makes her turn her back on everything she believes in. The only man who has the capability to destroy her.

And does.

Promises aren’t always kept. Life can unravel at the seams. The decisions we make when our world is falling apart can either be cowardly or something honorable.

**Something Honorable is Tauren and Helene’s story and is book two in the Dirty Southern Secrets Series. It is a standalone full-length novel. It contains adult content, adult language, and sexual content. It is intended for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Helene Jacobs is a good girl and a preachers daughter from a very small town. Helene follows all of her fathers rules except when it comes to Tauren Holt. Helene’s father has a hatred towards Tauren that cannot be cured.

Tauren Holt is a walking sin. He races cars and loves the ladies. He tries not to make promises to anyone that he cannot keep, including Helene.

When Tauren and Helene get caught seeing each other all hell breaks loose. Helene has to promise not to see him anymore and Tauren has to promise to stay away.

Well, we all know how I feel about this author. I have read pretty much everything that she has written. This time I had to wait a day after reading to write this review. While I was reading this book I was angry, my heart was crushed then I was happy. Overall, I was a MESS! I cried (big crocodile tears) and had to pull myself back together. All of that being said I was unable to take my eyes off the pages. This book is amazing. You really get so wrapped in the story and town that you feel like you are there.

I loved this story and would recommend everyone read it. With that being said it is not for the faint of heart and have a box of issues! I cannot wait to read more. Love the Holt brothers.

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Review of Aloha in Love by Jennifer Watts

“Ohana means family”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 218 Pages

Description:

When twenty-seven year old Real Estate broker, Ashley Walsh, learns that her husband’s business trips aren’t strictly for business she uproots her life and buys a one-way ticket to Hawaii.

And what better place to start over than a sleepy little surf town on Maui’s North Shore? Life in Paia moves at a different pace and surrounded by nothing but blue skies and crystal clear water Ashley receives a warm Aloha welcome from all of the locals.

At least from all but one of them.

One kama’aina in particular who seems to have no interest in bringing Ashley into the fold is her bossy and brooding landlord, Kane Keo. At six-foot-five inches of solid muscle, Kane has a temper almost as dangerous as the rumors that swirl around him. He won’t let Ashley close but he won’t let her out of his sight either and she quickly learns that the board short clad, barefoot brute is the polar opposite of her cufflink-wearing ex-husband.

When Ashley realizes that Kane is the one who holds the key to turning her passion into a viable career she swallows her pride and plays nice with the domineering alpha to get what she wants, and for the first time since trading in her designer heels for flip flops she forges a new path that feeds her soul.

But all too soon past and present collide, threatening to take away the very peace that she’s been searching for and leaving Ashley to wonder if she’s destined for the life she once knew or if she’s finally found the perfect paradise to call home.

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Ashley Walsh is a real estate broker that works for her husbands father. Ashley has been married to her husband for four years and has even tried all kinds of fertility treatments to have baby. When she finds out that he is cheating on her she makes a decision to give up all that she has to move to Hawaii and start all over.

Kane Keo owns  bar in the small town of Paia. He also happens to be Ashley’s new landlord. Kane has had a rough past and with all the rumors going around about him he tends to keep to himself.

Ashley meets Kane at his bar called Salty’s. She quickly discovers that he is a rude, arrogant and bossy man. However he is very nice to look at.  The one good thing that came from this bar is the new friends that she is making. The locals take to Ashley right away and make her feel at home.

As time goes on she is exploring Hawaii with her new friends. However it never fails that the tall brooding man is never far away from her. The more that she is around Kane the more she wants to know about him. HIs story is heartbreaking to say the least. This is what makes you want him to find his soul mate in Ashley.

Ashley is loving her new life. That is until her husband shows up to ruin her plans. One thing about a small community is that you become family and no one messes with family. Damn, this book is HOT!

This was such a fun book to read. This is one of those books that you pray they turn into a movie. I would watch this one over and over. The characters are fun and you just feel as you have made a friendship with all of them.  I definitely fell in love with this book and would love if the other characters have their own story written.

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Review of Nothing But Trouble (Credence, Colorado #1) by Amy Andrews

“Six years of professionalism, bickering, and friendship. Best. Foreplay. Ever.” 

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 400 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

For five years, Cecilia Morgan’s entire existence has revolved around playing personal assistant to self-centered former NFL quarterback Wade Carter. But just when she finally gives her notice, his father’s health fails, and Wade whisks her back to his hometown. CC will stay for his dad—for now—even if that means ignoring how sexy her boss is starting to look in his Wranglers.

To say CC’s notice is a bombshell is an insult to bombs. Wade can’t imagine his life without his “left tackle.” She’s the only person who can tell him “no” and strangely, it’s his favorite quality. He’ll do anything to keep her from leaving, even if it means playing dirty and dragging her back to Credence, Colorado, with him.

But now they’re living under the same roof, getting involved in small-town politics, and bickering like an old married couple. Suddenly, five years of fighting is starting to feel a whole lot like foreplay. What’s a quarterback to do when he realizes he might be falling for his “left tackle”? Throw a Hail Mary she’ll never see coming, of course.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*

Cecilia has to be one of the best PA’s ever. The things she’s had to do over the past five and a half years is beyond insane. Everything from supporting Nerds habits to consoling Wade’s latest conquest. Not to mention doing it 24/7.

Wade is kind of self centered. Yes, he’s NFL royalty. But, to everyone in his hometown he’s just Wade, and no one minds telling him the way things are. Credence may be a dying town, but the people in it are refreshing.

Being in Credence effects Cecilia and Wade in ways neither ever expected. The small town magic wound around them changing a strictly work relationship into a friendship then into…more.

“It’s just…seeing you in my number…it hits me right here.” He slapped his abdomen. “I’m not one of those guys who needs to brand a woman, but when I see you in that shirt it makes me want to get a big black Sharpie or a tattoo gun and mark it all over your skin.”

Nothing But Trouble is an entertaining romance story that’s wrapped in humor. I love how Wade’s ego gets shot down by Cecilia and his hometown friends. I loved his mother and her no nonsense attitude. Honestly, I loved all the characters. Amy Andrews brings each and every one of them to life. From Wyatt and Jenny to Wilbur and George they all grab your attention and make you adore them.

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Review of Something Complicated (Dirty Southern Secrets #1) by J. L. Leslie

“In a town like Chapelwood, secrets are always exposed.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 171 pages

POV: First Person

Description:

I thought I had it all. I lived in the perfect small town in Alabama. I married my high school sweetheart. We were expecting our first child together. Everything was falling into place.

Until it wasn’t.

Life gets complicated sometimes. You can be happily married one minute and divorced the next. You can become a single father to a newborn baby when that was never in your plans.

You can fall for your ex-wife’s best friend.

Yes, life gets complicated. Sometimes it takes something complicated to make everything else fall into place again.

**Something Complicated is book one in the Dirty Southern Secrets series. It is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains adult content, adult language, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Kaler Holt married his highschool sweetheart, had a baby girl and is now a single father. Kaler feels that his ex wife left because she didn’t want a daughter that has special needs. Kaler has made Willow his number one priority. Now that she is starting kindergarten the real struggle begins.

Jenna Winston grew up in this small town. Now that she landed the new kindergarten teacher job she knows that she is going to love her new career. When she learns Willow is going to be in her class she wonders why her best friend would ever leave her daughter behind.

Let me tell you I fell so hard for these characters. Willow is my absolute favorite. She has a presence about her that just makes her shine and everyone that is around her. I felt so many emotions as I read this book. Kaler is an absolute wonderful father to Willow. When his ex wife tries to come back into Willow’s life he has his guard up and Willow’s best interest in mind.

The overall problem with being from a small town means that everyone knows everything about you. When Kaler and Jenna finally realize they are more than friends and falling in love with each other they have to take on the wrath of the town. Everyone now knows that Jenna is sleeping with her best friends ex husband.

Something Complained is the first book in the Dirty Southern Secrets series from this author. I have been so excited waiting for this new series. J L. did not let me down with this one! I am so in love and cannot wait to read more!

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