Review of Decker by Eden Summers

“I want her. I need her.”

 

Genre: Thriller & Suspense, Organized Crime, Romance

Length: 405 Pages

POV:  Alternating First Person

Description:

He protected me from danger and became my biggest threat.

He’s my defender. My savior.
A brutally determined man with a cocky smirk and an equally cocky attitude.

Broad. Strong. Focused.
He seduces me with his flirtation.
Warms me with his care.

But he’s hiding something.
There are ulterior motives beyond his concern for my security.
A thirst for more than my safe keeping.

I can’t fall for him. Can’t be tempted by his touch.

Not when he can’t be trusted.

But questioning my protector means I’ve now become his target.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

Decker begins right where Hunter left off.

From reading Hunter I assumed Decker was just his right hand man, but he has his own agendas. His own secrets. And they are ones that put them all in jeopardy.

“Don’t treat you like glass. Don’t get cocky. Don’t shove my dick up your ass. Jeez, Keira, you’re a bossy little thing.”

Keira is basically a mob princess. Decker is being charged with her safety. Can you spell disaster with betrayal? Sprinkle in a little lust and heads will roll.

“He was mind-blowing. He rocked my world. I saw stars and unicorns, and maybe a baby llama, too.”

There’s never a dull moment. Decker is full of twists, turns, and even cliffs to jump off. I want to go into detail, but I don’t want to give anything away. All I can say is it is definitely worth the read! Eden Summers knows how to do suspense.

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Review of Part Of My Future by J. L. Leslie

“If my heart were broken, it wouldn’t be pounding in my chest right now.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 116 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

We had one night together. One unforgettable night. But that was over two years ago and we haven’t spoken or seen each other since.

Cole Taylor is a part of my past. A part that I desperately want to move on from. To forget how he made me feel. To forget the way he touched me. To forget his voice. It’s easy to do that when he’s not around.

Only he hasn’t stayed gone like I hoped he would. He’s back and I can’t seem to keep my heart from pounding when I see him. I can’t seem to convince myself that he means nothing to me.

That he’s not part of my future.

*Part Of My Future is Raegan’s story from Demons From My Past. It is a standalone novel and it is not necessary to read Demons From My Past prior to reading this. It contains adult content, adult language and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*

Mindy’s Review:

**I received this ARC free from the author.**

Raegan wants to forget about her one night stand that she had. That is very hard to do when he happens to be a famous singer known all around the world.

Cole Taylor tries to forget about Raegan but his heart will not let him. She is the only person that he has ever been able to talk to. If he lets his secret out about his past and why he disappeared will she understand?

I love this story so much! This was a story written from the author on her Facebook page that we got snippets from and were able to leave comments while she was writing it. I was hooked from the beginning. I love that Cole and Raegan have a bond so deep that nothing can come between them. I highly recommend this book to anyone that just loves a great story!

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Review of Hunter by Eden Summers

“When this is over, you’re mine.”

 

Genre: Thriller & Suspense, Organized Crime, Romance

Length: 268 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

A seductively thrilling game of cat and mouse destined to leave you breathless.

I’ve been running for ten years – fleeing my past and clawing my way toward an inescapable act of vengeance.

Until he walks into my life, sure and strong and full of secrets.

He dilutes my thirst for retribution with his touch. He obliterates my need for solitude with his kiss. But it’s his hidden agenda that makes the hair on the back of my neck prickle.

He wants something. Something that doesn’t revolve around sweaty skin and tangled silk sheets like he’d have me believe.

I have to stop falling for him, otherwise the last ten years will all be for nothing. I need to keep running, keep fighting for vengeance, even though I know he will track me down.

But trying to escape him is just another problem. Because now I crave the hunt.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Sarah (aka Steph) wanted vengeance for her family and in looking for it she became something of a dark angel. She’d find people who escaped punishment for their crimes, or who were able to escape justice all together, and then she would dish out the pain they’d given to others. Her end game though was very personal.

Luke (aka Hunter) has his own objectives and he shouldn’t let a woman he knows has secrets beneath his skin, but he just can’t stay away from her. In the end he’ll want to protect her, even if it is from herself.

“You two are perfect for each other. Silent, secretive, and socially awkward.”

Their journey is a dark and twisted one, but in the end she’ll get her revenge and he’ll suffer the consequences, yet somehow they both win.

One of my favorite parts was that he was a sweet stalker. I loved his notes…

“You’re not good at this, are you? I like those pajamas. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

Hunter is truly a story of cat and mouse. Two people pretending to be someone else, yet still unable to fight the spark that ignites between them. It grabbed my attention from the very first page and never let it go.

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Review of Dirty Like Zane (Dirty #6) by Jaine Diamond

“Gorgeous. Dangerous. Dirty’s lead singer. My legal Husband.”

 

Genre:  Rock Star Romance

Length: 409 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Zane and Maggie have been living a lie…

A marriage that’s not really a marriage.
A relationship that’s about as f*cked-up as they come.
A secret that’s going to kill them both if they don’t sort their sh*t out, stat.

And now they’re going on tour with Dirty. As the band’s assistant manager, Maggie knows she has to keep it professional—and keep away from her “husband” on the road.

Zane Traynor, Dirty’s hot-as-hell lead singer.
Womanizing rock star.
A man hellbent on getting Maggie back in his bed.

The one man Maggie knows she can never let herself fall for.
Except that she already has…
And when Zane finds out her feelings for him are real? It’s gonna get dirty.

Dirty Like Zane is the conclusion to Zane and Maggie’s white-hot love story. It’s the sixth full-length novel and the FINAL book in the Dirty series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.

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

*Note: Before reading Dirty Like Zane, be sure to read Zane and Maggie’s story in Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) and A Dirty Wedding Night (Dirty #2.5) (story #2, A Dirty Secret).

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

Jennifer’s Review:

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

If you’ve been reading the Dirty series like I have then I bet you are as excited for this book as I was. Ever since Dirty Like Us when Zane and Maggie got married in Vegas they’ve been slowly killing me. Every interaction since then has had me yearning to know what’s going on with them. Trust me, this book did not let me down.

The divide between love and hate is sometimes a very fine line.

Maggie has always been in love with Zane, but to her he’s too similar to her father. And she will not become her mother. She wouldn’t survive the broken heart. So instead of acting as the wife she is she tries to pretend the vows meant nothing and continue on as normal. Only problem with that is she would love nothing more than to be his wife.

“Men get smarter when they don’t have sex, and women get stupider?”

Zane knew the wedding wasn’t a farce. He wanted to marry Maggie. He wants to be the husband she deserves. The only problem is that he doesn’t even know where to begin. He knows she’ll fall for his charm whenever they’re alone, so he’ll use that to his advantage, but eventually she’ll start to hate him for her weakness.

“This girl…everything about this woman was my kryptonite.”

The one thing that’ll save this marriage…Zane will have to man up and face his truths. He can’t hide in denial forever.

“Me: Please don’t ever drink again. Please don’t smoke pot anymore. Please don’t sleep with other women. Please just stop.

Zane: please be my wife” – This has to be my favorite text exchange between them.

Dirty Like Zane is the conclusion to the Dirty series and it’s been one hell of a ride. Jaine Diamond you rock! I’m looking forward to finally reading Ash’s story in the spinoff series coming in 2019.

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Review of My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

“There’s no one like her.”

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 384 Pages

POV: Multiple First Person

Description:

With a world-famous speaker at their university, Millie Morris and her four woefully single male colleagues make a pact that they’ll all find dates. Unfortunately, Millie has more success helping them make matches online than she does navigating the onslaught of lewd pics in her own feed. But when she creates a fictional name for a new account, Millie finds herself vying for the online attention of a man she sees every day in the flesh.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Gallery Books via NetGalley.*

Millie and her four single guy friends are kind of like a geek squad. Scientific minds, zero game. Which is why they decide they need dates for a special upcoming event and decide to try a dating app. Of course before everyone’s profiles go live Millie and Reid cross that invisible best friend line and have a night both will never forget making it a little difficult to go back to the way it was before. Although they both give it a try, they keep finding themselves unable to keep their hands (and bodies) to themselves.

“I really, really want sex tonight,” she admits. “Specifically, I’d like sex with you, but if you’re weirded out by this, then it’s cool if you leave and I dive into the drawer of sin in my bedroom.”

When Reid gets a match on the dating app who seems sweet and beautiful it drives Millie a little green with jealousy so when her second profile matches up with him she can’t help, but respond. Although her intentions are pure at the beginning she realizes that she likes being open with Reid like this. She can be herself without feeling likes she’s oversharing her emotions. Problem is she’s falling for him and he doesn’t even know it’s her, which leaves him confused because he wants them both.

Even best friends can’t always survive deceit, but add in a broken heart on top of it and nothing will ever be the same.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand is endearing with sprinkles of humor. I loved the comradery between the friends. They all had such unique personalities that their friendship actually held the book together. The were the glue while Millie and Reid figured out their stuff. Can’t beat a book with several wonderful characters!

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Review of Sleepover by Serena Bell

“…I want to dance with you…” 

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 224 Pages

POV Alternating First Person

Description:

The girl next door is the one that got away. He just doesn’t know it yet. . . .

Sawyer: After my wife died, I promised myself I’d never go through the pain of losing someone again. Now I keep my flings neat, tidy, and one-time-only. Besides, my son needs me more than ever. He’s miserable in our new town, so I’m pumped when he makes friends with the kid next door—until I recognize his mom from a one-night stand. Perky and upbeat, Elle Dunning is not my type for anything other than tearing up the sheets. So why do I keep letting myself get roped into game nights and get-togethers?

Elle: It so hasn’t been my year. That’s my first thought when I see my new next-door neighbor. I never would have hooked up with Sawyer Paulson if my husband hadn’t left me for his high-school sweetheart, but because our eight-year-old boys have become best friends, I’ve got to make nice with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Silent. Yet the more time we spend together, the more Sawyer opens up. We’ve both been hurt—badly. So it’s one thing to send the kids off to sleepaway camp together. It’s quite another to promise each other a lifetime of sleepovers. . . .

Sleepover is a standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a satisfying happily ever after.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley.*

Sawyer is a widower and single dad who isn’t interested in anything except one night stands. He doesn’t want to get emotions involved. And never even thought twice about another woman besides his wife until Elle.

“I do have a lot of fantasies involving remote-control vibrators and church pews.”

Elle is a single mom who doesn’t have the best luck with men. Her one and only one night stand was so hot they didn’t even make it out of the alley behind the bar. She likes to remember it, but not in a million years did she expect him to move in next door. Or to remember her.

“Those shoes. Do you know what those shoes make me want to do? They make me want to take them off with my teeth.”

Their son’s quickly become best friends, leaving Sawyer and Elle kind of stuck being around each other. And their spark is too difficult to hide, leaving the only option to let it ignite.

Sleepover is sweet and comical with a little sizzle added in.

“He’s not a dick,” Sawyer says thoughtfully. “He’s a cheap purple rubber dildo with sparkles.”

The beginning has too much non-essential detail about how they met that I found myself speed reading through those parts. However, the rest of the book definitely held my full attention. From the little rendezvous’ to the text messages…one can only hope for that kind of attention in a relationship.

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Review of Gravity (The Collective: Season Two) by JL Leslie

“I love her. Remy Cartwright blindsided the shit out of me.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 149 Pages

POV:  Alternating First Person

Description:

Remy…
As a rehabilitation therapist for the California State Prison, I look for the best in people. Sometimes, it’s hard for me to find the best in myself though. I only wanted an escape. That’s all I have ever wanted. I walked into that bar and found my escape in a man I had no intentions of seeing again.

I didn’t have any expectations from the stranger from the bar. I didn’t expect him to save me from a riot that broke out in the city. I certainly didn’t expect to feel this unexplainable pull to him. But I do. And now I know who he is. He’s a member of the Iron Claw MC.

Riggers…
She was supposed to be a one-time thing. Neither of us wanted more. Instead, she turned my world upside down. I don’t know who I am when I’m with her. A good guy, or the guy I have always been? The guy who follows orders from my president. No matter the cost.

I can’t expect Remy to be part of my world. She’s heaven and I’m hell. It doesn’t matter that gravity continues to pull us to each other. I can’t drag her down with me, especially when the things I do for the club will forever change her life.

**This book contains adult content, graphic language, violence, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review:

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

Riggers is a member of the Iron Claw MC. He has done a lot of bad things so when he finds himself drawn to a good girl he feels as though he does not deserve her. When he cannot shake her from his thoughts he actually feels he is losing his mind. Not to mention she just so happens to be the District Attorney’s daughter.

Remy Cartwright works as a Rehabilitation therapist for the California State Prison. She loves her job and she loves to find the good in people. Remy lets her inner bad girl out by having meaningless one night stands, The last thing she needs right now if a relationship.

I really enjoyed this book. I found myself drawn to every page and really cheering on the relationship they thought they didn’t need. I would love to see where these characters go in the future.

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