Review of The Fall of Arcades (Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance #1) by Azriel Hope

“You’re a treasure I don’t deserve.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Length: 248 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Farrow Latimer, Prince of the Arcades:

I am the prince of darkness, the executioner and fallen angel royalty who is forbidden, love. No matter how many men or women I take to my bed none capture my heart.

As the Arcades teem with lust, debauchery, and destruction, I neither relish nor abhor my role as the most brutal of all and then I catch her….the small fairy halfling who seizes my world.

Rayelynn Astraides, first daughter of the Commander of Landharn’s West Shore:

The fallen angels litter the skies coming to claim us as I run from the monstrous man my father is to make me marry for failing battle school. Fallen angels are all about us and in my fear I tuck myself away.

There, beside the tree where I hide, he stands, tall, majestic, handsome… and deadly. He lets me run. I return to the battlefield to heal our wounded as I am a gifted healer. The dark angel comes again but this time to take me as his prisoner.

My world changes and I see such horror and sadness, but none greater than that which lies within the fallen prince who is disallowed love yet risks all for it.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Farrow is the executioner in the Arcades. He is also the prince and lives under his father’s domineering and archaic rule. His half fallen angel side does what he is expected to do, whether it be torturing someone or cutting off their head. His half mortal side hates every second and he prays his father never notices the disgust he chokes down.

“I can’t change who I am, love. But I can try and alter the world for you.”

Rayelynn was raised by a father who despised her and brothers who tormented her, but she was strong and did not define herself by their hateful torment. She instead, took what little enjoyment she could in healing the people around her who needed it.

Everything changed they day she ran away and he captured her. Farrow’s heart is drawn to her, no matter how much he wished it wasn’t. An Rayelynn is scared of everything in the Arcades, even Farrow, but the more time they spend together the more she realizes you cannot control who you love.

“Being in the Arcades was hell to most, but I would make it a haven for her.”

The Fall of Arcades is filled with detailed horrors, overloads of sexual tension, and a very imaginative storyline. The characters are written so well you can almost feel their emotion, and in a place that is basically a hell for the Fallen there is definitely many warring emotions.

This book does end on a happy note, but by no means did it feel like an ending. More like a beginning with much more to come. I look forward to seeing what the next book has in store for Rayelynn and Fallon. Will their love conquer all? Guess I’ll have to keep reading to find out.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

Excerpt:

“Can I not wash myself?” I squealed, softly.

“No,” he smiled, “you cannot. Now sit.” He directed me to sit on a shelf carved into the rocks. “You like this more than you’re willing to admit, Rayelynn.” There was almost a reverence to the way he said my name.

I obeyed him because I was being suffocated by the intense unfamiliar feelings in my body’s most sacred places. My sex throbbed. If only he was as kind and gentle as he pretended, I would have submitted to him … and would have willing loved him, I think. I laughed inwardly, I was no better than the wanton girls at home. I knew nothing of him but that he was a vicious killer as were all of his kind. I had to admit, despite my prejudice, there was a greatness in the Prince of Arcades and a deep understanding nature that belied a tender heart. If only he was who he pretended to be.

He slowly spread my legs and began to soap my knees.

“Please,” I begged, nearly frantic.

He lathered soap along the knobs of my joints with an excruciating deliberateness, moving slowly to my shins, then feet, giving extra attention to the hard, calloused skin around my heels. I thrust my hand forward to stop him, but he easily caught it.

“I’ve already told you, your virtue is safe. Let me do this; I wouldn’t do it for most.” His eyes were bright and loving as they met mine and he released my hand to give greater attention to my feet. “Enjoy the fact that I hold you dear.”

 

Review of The Russian Thug: Abducted by the Bratva (Krasnov Brothers #1) by Rie Warren

“I want you. I want your mouth. I want your body.”

 

Genre: Mafia Romance, Action, Erotica

Length: 320 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

I am her captor.
Her keeper.
And I don’t have a single intention of protecting her.

This mouthy tomboy is the only daughter of the O’Sullivan mafia, and they’ve been screwing us over for months. All of that changes today. I don’t like surprises but I do enjoy a challenge and, by the time I’m done with the Irish brat, the uneasy truce between our Bratva and their family will be no more than bloodstains on the streets of Boston.

I’m going to abduct her. I’m going to toy with her. I’ll control her and teach her family a lesson they’ll never forget. I can’t wait.

The Russian Thug is book 1 in the Krasnov Brothers series. No cliffhangers. No cheating. Includes sizzling hot scenes. Can be read as a standalone!

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Russian Bratva meets Irish Mafia, Krasnov’s vs. O’Sullivan’s, and you can guess who comes out on top.

Kirill is the enforcer for the Russian Bratva. He doesn’t hesitate in getting things done. He’ll take your head for betraying him or kidnap someone whose family is cheating them. It’s all the same to him. Just another’s day work. That is until the him he kidnaps turns out to be a her.

“When you’re in trouble, I will always come for you, malyshka.”

People referred to her as the speculative Irish princess, but she was no princess. She was a slave to her da. Just some piece of chattel. Not to her brothers though. They wanted to protect her. And leaving her with the Russian who kidnapped her was they best way they could do that.

Kirill and Jo had a chemistry that you could feel throughout the pages. Yes, she probably wanted to stab him a time or two, but honestly couldn’t blame her. However, he may have been the enforcer, but even he had boundaries. He was tough, but not once did he mistreat her.

“No man has ever given me the pleasure you just did.”

The Russian Thug: Abducted by the Bratva is an action packed, steamy-hot, and violently graphic book. From the beheadings to the shootings, from the sexual tension (between multiple characters) to the fiery sex scenes, from the mouthy lead female character to the fierce lead male character…what more could I want in a book? Absolutely nothing!

This started the Krasnov Brothers Series off with one hell of a bang and I cannot wait to see what’s next.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon preorder page. The Russian Thug: Abducted by the Bratva (Krasnov Brothers #1) is scheduled to be released on April 6,2020. 

 

Review of Miss Understanding (Miss #1) by Aubrey Bondurant

“Strawberry lip gloss is my kryptonite.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 344 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Liam Davenport is the most infuriating man I’ve ever known – and he’s my boss.

Worse, he’s undeniably sexy. At least until I’m subject to one of his trademark sighs of disapproval. I’m counting the days until I can walk away from this job. But first, I need to survive the trip from hell he’s dragged me on. One entire week with his arrogant smile and my unexpected naughty thoughts.

I might get fired.
He just might be worth it.

Kendall Tate is the most distracting woman I’ve ever met – and she’s my assistant.

She’s irritatingly clever, and much too nice for the likes of me. I need to remain professional, even if the smell of her strawberry lip gloss is my kryptonite. No matter how much I want her, Kendall is off limits.

Growing closer to her might be a mistake.
I might just take the risk.

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. First book of the “Miss Series”.

***Miss Understanding is for mature audiences due to steamy bedroom scenes that are in no way contained to just the bedroom.***

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Kendall can’t stand her boss. Yes, he’s nice on the eyes. Very nice. But nothing makes him happy. She could serve him the moon on a platter and he’d be disappointed it wasn’t blue enough. This is why she keeps a journal filled with hilarious ways he could suffer.

Liam worked hard to get where he is. He had a difficult childhood and doesn’t relish in returning to his hometown, but he’d do almost anything for his mother and sister, even if it means going to his father’s funeral.

How will he distract himself from the mad desire to fly back home? Bring his assistant and work non-stop. Sounded good in his head. In reality it will turn his entire world upside down. Can’t say that is a bad thing.

“What do you have to lose?” I instantly regretted my words when I saw the way her eyes narrowed.

“My heart, you stupid jerk.”

Kendall and Liam cross a line and no matter what they think once it’s crossed there is no going back. It’ll change everything. What happens when they get back to reality…now that’s when it gets even more interesting. Can’t run from a surprise.

Aubrey does it again with her new Miss SeriesMiss Understanding is full of humorous turmoil, perfectly timed interfering siblings, failing willpowers, definite surprises, and sex so passionate it could burn the pages. What more could you want in a book? I know I’m looking forward to what else this series brings.

“There are many visions of you burned inside of my brain, but this one, with you naked, glistening from me making you come, with an oven mitt in your mouth, will be by far my favorite.”

 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

 

Review of Get Revenge (Blood Legion MC #4) by Rie Warren

“…futile fornication.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Length: 321 Pages

POV: Alternating Person

Description:

A second chance biker romance that’ll set your Kindle on fire! The final book in the bestselling Blood Legion MC biker series.

He made sure she’d never come looking for him. She vowed to hate him until her dying breath. When they meet again sparks fly, lust ignites . . . danger doubles down.

REVENGE
I’m a bad biker dude with a serious chip on my shoulder. I’m also known for being an ex-con and most likely to be engaged in a spicy threesome with the Doublemint Twins. Everything comes to a screeching halt when a gorgeous woman I made sure to leave behind shows up at Blood Legion MC.

There’s no frickin’ way Arden high and mighty Prioleau belongs anywhere near the Thunder Road Bar. There’s no frigging reason for her to be looking for me. She’s cool, calm, and cultured on the outside, all seething anger and undeniable sexiness on the inside.

Arden is a glorious redhaired vixen with one giant ask—she wants my help to take down a man I’d rather dismember than share a drink with.

ARDEN
Revenge isn’t even his real name, but he doesn’t want anyone else to know who he really is. I guess I can’t blame him. I wish I could change my identity too if only to get away from the maniac destroying my life.

Revenge is the last person on earth I’d ever expect to rely on. He’s my last chance. My final hope. And that isn’t saying all that much considering how we ended.

I used to know him, now I’m not so sure what I’ve gotten myself into. Revenge is hardened and even hotter than I remembered. He’s a black sheep with a checkered past. A dark horse who’s dirty as sin.

It turns out my knight in shining armor is a leather-clad biker I’ve known most of my life and have spent the past few years hating with a fiery intensity.

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

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Arden hadn’t lived the life she’d expected to. No one deserved the treatment she endured to survive and keep her daughter safe. But when she seeks help from the one man who never left her heart everything will change.

Revenge isn’t the man his MC brothers thought him to be, but he ruined his once pristine past. Now he wants it back. Or at least part of it. He want’s Arden, the one woman who never left his thoughts. What he wasn’t expecting is her daughter (the one with undeniable eyes).

His entire world will change. So will theirs. But when it’s filled with the kind of love you can find at the Blood Legion MC then nothing can possibly be better. That is once loose ends are tied up.

“You’re mine. Don’t you even try to deny that. No matter what and no matter when, you are mine and Aimee is too.”

Sad to see the Blood Legion MC series over, but excited to see what is next from the intriguing Rie Warren. As with it predecessors, Get Revenge, was a perfect blend of MC style action, humor, heart, and sizzling heat.

Oh and I absolutely loved Aimee’s Christmas wish!

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Review of The Enforcer (Fire’s Edge #3) by Abigail Owen

“Make me yours. Even if it only lasts today.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Shifters

Length: 325 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Death comes for everyone. Even Drake Chandali. The aging process that twists all unmated dragon shifters’ bodies into something useless has taken hold of his body centuries early. A mate could have reversed the process, but now it’s too late. To protect his team of enforcers, he leaves, and comes face to face with the woman he’d thought was human when he saved her from a fire months before.

Except she’s not human. She’s a mate.

Camilla Carrillo almost lost her family to wildfire. To discover she’s fated to mate a creature made of flame and rage, and become one herself, should be terrifying. But somehow a rightness settles inside her, especially when she’s around the glowering red dragon shifter who wants nothing to do with her.

When Drake learns Cami bears his mark — the same mark as the High King — he refuses to believe she’s meant to be his. It’s too late. How could he turn Cami only to take her with him to the grave? At the same time, he can’t walk away. Hiding her from the corrupt, rotting High King might be the last honorable thing Drake ever does with the little time he has left.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of the author and Entangled Publishing.*

I’m pretty sure that The Enforcer is my favorite Fire’s Edge book.

Drake saves several humans trying to flee a farm with no way out, but instead of them freaking out (like most people who’d see a real life dragon would) one girl attempts to defend her family from this monstrous creature. He’s so enthralled by her that once they’re safe he shifts into his human form and that’s when they both feel it…that special draw to one another, but she shows no signs of being a dragon mate so he writes it off, wipers her and her family’s memories, and doesn’t look back.

Cami on the other hand starts sparking fires. Luckily Rune showed up and offered her a safe haven since the last thing she needed was to finish burning down the rest of the family farm; it’s not as if there was much left anyhow.

“I’ll make you a deal. I’ll be silent if you can smile and say thank you.”

Drake, which we learned in the previous book, has health issues. He’s gone too long without a mate and he’s deteriorating quickly. So quickly that he decides to leave his team and crawl off to Rune’s to die. But who is there to greet him…Cami.

Cami doesn’t have a memory of him, but she knows she’s drawn to him. Drake won’t risk his failing health killing a potential mate. And there in lies the best part of the story. He’s crabby. She’s determined. Their chemistry pulled me in and I could not put the book down.

“Don’t you see? I’d rather die with you than live without you.”

Abigail’s writing is amazing as ever and the storyline completely captivating. I cannot wait to see what comes next in the Fire’s Edge series. One day maybe even all the couples will reunite. One can hope at least.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Review of Filthy Beautiful (Players #2) by Jaine Diamond

“I’m gonna die a horny virgin.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance

Length: 454 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

It’s forbidden… but that just makes it hotter.

Courteney Clarke is the kind of girl who rock stars like me write songs about.

She’s beautiful, but she’s totally off-limits.
Because she’s my best friend’s little sister.

Now she tells me she’s a virgin—and she wants me to be her first.
But she’s just f*cking with me. I know she is.
She just hates me that much.

She knows her brother would freak if I touched her.

And if she plans to keep putting it in my face so I’ll give in… we’re both in a world of trouble.
This is cold war, but I’m not giving in.
Problem is, neither is she.

I know I need to do the right thing here…
But the wrong thing might just be way too filthy to resist.

Filthy Beautiful is the second full-length novel in the Players rockstar romance series, and the tenth book in the Dirty/Players series world.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Courteney is outspoken when she wants something, she’s super over protective when it comes to her brother, and she’s hopelessly in love with Xander. She’s only eighteen, but I loved her character. I liked how she was the one who acted more adult than he did.

“There was something…undone between the two of us. Something unfinished. Something that could never be done or finished, because it couldn’t be.”

Xander is a drummer. He’s been in a few bands that have had good runs, but now he’s joined the Players and he’s getting ready for something new. But he has a few months of absolutely nothing and for some reason he wants to spend that time with his best friend, who is a recluse and who he hardly ever actually sees. However, his best friends baby sister….she sure catches his eye. He hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since he saw her a couple years prior at a party and didn’t recognize her. Now she’s temptation wrapped in itty bitty bikinis.

“I stared at the little triangle of white fabric covering her ass. Make that barely covering her ass. I may have drooled a little bit.”

Filthy Beautiful takes the risque scenario of older man, younger best friend’s sister, and turns it into exactly what the title says…filthy beautiful. The characters leapt from the pages and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single page.

I would like for Courteney’s brother to find someone to bring him back into reality, but not sure that’ll be in this series. Maybe a little novella…hint…hint. Until then it looks like DJ Summer in book three, Sweet Temptation, may just find herself a little extra security.

So far the Players series is just as wonderful as its predecessor the Dirty series. Oh, and just as HOT! I’m looking forward to many more amazing books from Jaine.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Review of Fever (Dark Kings #16) by Donna Grant

 

“…I’ll never be able to walk away from you.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance (Dragons), Suspense

Length: 400 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

His kiss was fire and passion. She shivered, wondering how he knew just how to touch her, to send her spiraling into an abyss of pleasure…

For centuries, the Dragon Kings have lived among mortals, forsaking their true selves. But for Kelton, hiding in the realm of shadows—and existing only in the world of dreams—is no longer an option. A human woman claims to know that he, like other dark warriors of his kind, is real. That the legends about these powerful, seductive men with hearts ablaze are true. And that, with just one embrace, Kelton could destroy her…or love her until the end of time.

Bernadette Davies is an anthropologist who knows better than to fall into the arms of a Dragon King. But how can she resist Kelton when he’s so willing to share his secrets and bear his soul? He hasn’t met a beautiful, trustworthy woman like Bernadette in…forever. But once they give into their mutual desire, their worlds will never be the same. Soon Bernadette must face her dilemma: Should she expose the truth about Kelton in the name of science? Or join him in his battle with the dark forces—in the name of love?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley.*

Kelton is in pure denial. He likes Bernadette, but the words relationship and love are so far out of his realm of denial that he can’t even grasp them. Not even with everyone telling him so. It’s comical at times.

Bernadette, on the other hand, doesn’t know who she can trust. She’s been lied to, manipulated, and now she’s entering dragon territory that not too many humans have ever witnessed. The one thing she does know is that she’s drawn to Kelton and she hopes it’s natural and mutual; not one of Usaeil’s manipulations.

Fever is a compelling book filled with lies, lust, love, and war. I couldn’t put it down once I started it.

“You’re…all right with us taking your memories?”

“No,” she said with a laugh. “But I understand why it needs to be done. This place is very special. All of your are. It should be hidden for as long as possible.”

Now I realize this is book 16 of the Dark Kings series, but I’ve only read this one and the one before it. I do want to go back and start from the beginning, but it’s not something I feel like is needed to grasp what’s happening in the series. There’s always just enough past information added to make it feel like you’re not missing anything.

If your interested in an action packed sexy dragon shifter read then this is a good series to sink your teeth into.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.