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Review of Quiet Love (Chapters of Love #2) by Helena Rac

“You’re my star. You’re my whole universe.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 228 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…

Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…

In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Daniel met Rose the day he was born and they became lifelong friends, but at nineteen he fell in love with her and had no clue how to tell her. After a few years of falling harder and harder he decides to tell her, only his plan didn’t work out like he’d expected. As a matter of fact it didn’t work out at all, which led to his sabbatical after school. What he didn’t expect was that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

“That was undoubtedly the most knee-wobbling, heart-throbbing, near-orgasm-inducing kiss I’ve ever had. And it came from a person I never would have thought could kiss like that.”

Rose wanted the fairy tale happy ending, but after bad relationships and sucky first dates she was beginning to wonder if that was even a possibility for her. Then her best friend, Daniel, came back to town and moved in with her. After a misplaced touch here and an awkward moment there she began wondering what it would be like to be with her best friend, but always dismissed the idea as her needing a date.

“And then she moans – a sultry, smoky kind of sound – and I swear it’s the most erotic sound that’s ever graced a person’s mouth.”

Although they fall in love with each other at different times their love is a slow burning one meant to last forever. Quiet Love is a heartwarming friends to lovers book that will leave your heart content and a smile on your face.

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BLOG TOUR: Review of Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster

“My girl doesn’t swallow well. Noted.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 320 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon.

In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY…
Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Crystal had a rough past; one she kept thinking a little reinventing would overcome. With the help of a therapist and one very determined man she’ll eventually be able to move forward and share the real her with her family and friends.

Bear has wanted Crystal since the moment he saw her and even being continuously turned down for eight months straight could deter him. He knew she was the one and not one other woman could even catch his eye from that moment forward.

She’s hesitant and very resistant, but he’s one good-natured, loving, kind, and overly determined man…oh and how could I forget, conceded.

“There’s no difference between going out with me and going out with a guy who’s not in a motorcycle club except I’m better looking, tougher, smarter, and a million times hotter in bed.”

Truly, Madly, Whiskey has equal parts humor and sadness. They combine well, mixing in Bear’s humor keeps the story from falling into the despair of Crystal’s past. I enjoyed it, loved when the kids were part of it (kids always make a story cute), and oh the ending was pretty perfect for their story.

My Favorite Laughable Moment is when words have double meaning and the innuendos that transpire.

“I’m surprised at how monstrous it is.”

His eyes turned volcanic.

“Ohmygod. The bike!”

“If I have my way, this won’t be the last time you feel something monstrous between your thighs.”

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Review of Teach Me Something (Something #4) by Aubrey Bondurant

“…life is too short to fake an orgasm.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 298 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Life is short, and sometimes you have to take chances…

Catherine Davenport is successful in her career, but doesn’t have the same skill when it comes to her love life. After a painful divorce, she’s finding the new world of dating both intimidating and frustrating.

Tired of striking out, she takes the extreme measure of enlisting the help of an instructor in a private club who offers sessions on how to improve her dating strategy as well as her overall sexual confidence.

‘Calvin’, the masked man with the piercing blue eyes and husky voice not only challenges her to step out of her comfort zone, but encourages her to unlock her repressed adventurous side with various lessons.

She feels like she’s making progress until her worlds collide and the identity of the man privy to her most intimate details is shockingly revealed as someone she knows.

Can Catherine put her insecurities aside to take a chance on love where she least expected it? Or will her past interfere with her ability to plan a future with the one man who truly knows the real her.

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Fourth book of the “Something Series”
Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

I loved this book! Hell I’ve loved this entire series! If you want laugh out loud comedy combined with damn I need my man here right now hotness then The Something Series is for you.

I truly enjoyed Catherine’s character in the previous books and I was so happy to finally read her story. She’s divorced, mid thirties, and has no kids and all she wants is to settle down and have babies with someone, but she can’t seem to get over the dating hurdle. With a little assistance ‘Calvin’ helps her work through her issues. However, ‘Calvin’ isn’t his real name and a mask can only hide so much when all the other details are so memorable.

“I would have put on my clothes, but the ball told me not to bother.” ~another Magic 8 ball decision. Some of these are quite hilarious.

‘Calvin’ realized who his masked client was when they were hanging out together as friends. Talk about awkward; realizing his client is a friend that he seems to hang around a lot because of their mutual friends. And what oh what to do about it when it’s obvious they both realize that their identities are no longer secret, especially when he has his own secrets to hide.

“We’re just rolling with this and not overthinking it. I mean it, Cath. You’re going to turn your brain off and listen to your body, which I plan on being inside of in about five minutes.”

These two ignite the pages with their steamy romance in Teach Me Something. Let me just say…oh yes, he’ll definitely teach her something. Between their stubbornness, his easygoingness, her mother’s over the top remarks, and the oh-my-goodness sex I couldn’t put this book down. And yes I have the red puffy eyes to prove that I was literally up all night reading.

My Favorite Laughable Moments have to be Catherine’s mother’s comments.

“My God, would you look at those abs? Cathy, please tell me the word ‘friend’ is only a cover so your parents won’t know you’re in reality sleeping with this man.”

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BLOG TOUR: Review of Legend’s Promise (Legends of Dare #1) by Dani Jace

“She might as well have drained his brain with his dick.”

 

Genre:Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 91 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Hawk shifter, and bad-boy biker, Shane Cheveyo spent years trying to outride his secret life and memories of his first love, who left without a word. When his great-grandfather, the legendary chieftain of their tribe passes to his next life, Cheyenne is drawn back home to the Outer Banks of North Carolina out of respect for her heritage. Rekindled passion reveals their true magical natures, but will it save them or separate their destinies forever. (This is an enhanced re-release of White Doe with new title and cover)

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Shane is one determined man. He knows that he want Cheyenne back and he’ll stop at nothing to make it happen. Of course it doesn’t take much convincing because Cheyenne is drawn to Shane just as much as he is to her.

Legend’s Promise is a Native American tale about tribal history, customs, and the power that lie in their blood. Cheyenne is unique and her gifts hold great mystery. Shane loves being able to shift and soar high above, but keeping it secret from the woman he loves is killing him. What he doesn’t know is that she has a secret of her own. Seems a lot of people in this book have “secrets”. You’d figure with them all being part of the same tribe that they’d share information like that. Maybe the new chief will change the system.

There is a little suspense, but when it came right down to it the suspenseful moment I was waiting for fell completely flat. I was disappointed there wasn’t more to it, especially when it was hyped up here and there throughout the story. The ending is fast. Like boom, boom, done. It’s like everyone settles into the roles they were meant to have and then tied it all up with a ring.

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Excerpt:

She gripped the counter behind her. He’d never believed the bit about her mom changing jobs. If she revealed the real reason they’d left Manteo, he’d think her insane. “I’d never betray you, Shane.” Her words spilled out, sounding breathless.

The back of his knees hit the chair, skidding it backward. It tipped over as he closed in on her like a predator. His eyes darkened to molten caramel as his nostrils flared. Over two hundred pounds of sinewy muscles trapped her against the counter while large hands rested at her lower back.

Stunned, she froze. Anger and passion mixed. The pungent aroma of whiskey wafted from masculine lips hovering inches from hers.

In mocked defiance, she raised her chin. The act forced him to pause, but only for a second, before claiming her mouth.

Savagely.

Branding her.

As he had when she was sixteen.

Freewill gone, she melted into his hard embrace and prodding erection. His tongue swept past her teeth with hunger as he lifted her onto the counter.

“God, Chey.” He hissed, squeezing her ass, making her wet with need.

His hands roved under her skirt, skimming the tops of her thighs until his fingers caught the band of her silk thong. Like a hunter, he shredded the flimsy barrier.

Her head fell back in surrender as her hips bucked forward. Far better than whiskey, his touch drugged her, weakened her defenses. Nothing had changed.

 

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Review of Claimed By Power (Empire of Angels #1) by Zoey Ellis

“I trained you to protect yourself.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 188 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Not all angels are angelic…

Thea Robinson has never needed anyone’s charity. Sure, her impoverished existence isn’t desired by most, but her ability to manipulate people’s emotions helps her to blend into the shadows of an unforgiving city. When hideous creatures threaten her life, a surly but gorgeous stranger shows up revealing a world she didn’t know existed. She refuses to put up with his rude, arrogant attitude, but how do you dismiss a warrior angel? And does she really want to when his stormy gaze sends delicious thrills straight to her core?

Cam is one of the most ruthless Power angels in the fight against evil. His devotion to kill demons has made him a celebrated warrior in the Angel Realm, even though his motivation stems from grief. When he is assigned to train and protect a half-angel just coming into her abilities, his rage is unparalleled. Until he realizes Thea isn’t like any others. She stirs a carnal passion in him that he can’t shake. He never counted on her being so beautiful… so fierce… so most definitely his.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Thea knows she can manipulate people’s emotions, it’s saved her on more than one occasion, but that doesn’t mean she understands how she’s able to do it. When Cam confronts her and tells her what she is she’s extremely hostile with him. She’s a survivor; always doing whatever it takes. Cam wants her to be a warrior; something she’s not entirely sure she’s capable of, at least not by herself.

Cam is a demon killing angel. He’s a warrior. And when he gets his new assignment, training, he isn’t too thrilled at the prospect. After meeting Thea he’ll discover she’ll drive him insane, push his boundaries, make him want to renig on a vow, and ultimately make him do anything to have her beside him.

Their connection is destined. Their bond tight. Now if only those pesky human emotions didn’t hinder everything.

Claimed by Power has a few passionate moments, some semi-intense battle moments, and a whole lot of girlie attitude. It did seem to kind of fall flat for me in spots, but I have hope that Empire of Angels #2 will dig a little deeper into the characters and develop into something even better.

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Review of Bull Rider’s Baby by Naomi Niles

“He’s mine, isn’t he?”

 

Genre: Romance, Western, New Adult

Book Length (Est.): 207

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Fiercely independent and determined, Meli left New York City and a broken life behind only to discover the playboy, Blake Temple, champion bull rider. Jill, her drinking, drugging, sleep-around sister offered temporary shelter, while Blake renamed her “Silver” for her graceful form and silvery blonde hair, and offered her an entire life. Could she surrender and allow herself to be loved? Only Maudie’s Café in the backwoods of southern Louisiana could offer her the anonymity she sought. So, she left them all behind and found a future of her own. But will love be a part of it?

Bull Rider’s Baby is a standalone, full-length romance with an HEA.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free BookFunnel in exchange for an honest review*

Meli has worked hard to get to where she was, but a man ruined everything and she had to start from scratch again. Her sister’s couch was about as rock bottom as she could get and she took every opportunity to build her career back up, even working for an arrogant bull rider.

Meli had caught Blake’s attention from the moment she yelled at him. He couldn’t stop thinking about her, and then their paths collided again creating a mini explosion turned perfect solution.

Once Blake falls for Meli he’s a pretty sweet and outstanding man. The lengths he goes through to not only better himself, but to find her are astounding. Meli, on the other hand, likes to run away from her problems and in doing so only manages to create more.

Most of this story has the main characters apart. They live their lives and each long for one another. It’s sad and depressing and on more than one occasion I found myself yelling at Meli for her stupidity.

“As his mouth advanced, he pushed my legs further apart until his face was buried against me, his hands opening my feminine petals as though searching for the sweet pollen of its stamen.” ~This is basically how every sex scene was described. Can anyone say WTH?! Who talks like that? Better yet, who really wants to read that? The wording is cheesy and therefore any passion ignited in me as a reader was immediately extinguished.

Based on the synopsis I was truly looking forward to reading this, but after getting about halfway through I just kept praying something interesting would happen or the book would quickly end.

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Review of Reaper’s Rival (Satan’s Sons MC #2) by Simone Elise

“I told you a long time ago I loved you unconditionally.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 532 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

The steamy and dramatic sequel to the Best Selling Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise.

After the events of the first book Abby has joined her half sister’s gang Hellbound. Can Reaper claim her back?

Reaper:
This life gives you regrets on a silver platter. This life makes you colder, and there is a coldness in you now Abby, and I don’t like seeing it. It is what I was trying to protect you from. You always had an innocent heart, but something got inside and messed around with it, and I don’t like it. You can come back from this. Let me take all the bad from you, so you can go back to being you. Ain’t ever gonna stop trying to make you mine.

Abby:
You have to lose yourself to really find yourself. You have to crawl through the dark times to understand and crave the light. And sometimes you need to lose the man you love to realize that what you had in the first place was in fact love. We had a history between us. But more importantly, we had love between us and time doesn’t affect love, or at least I hope it won’t affect our love. Right now I don’t belong anywhere, but I know that no matter what happens or where I am, my heart will always belong to him.

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*

First I have to say that I was given an ARC of Reaper’s Claim (Satan’s Sons MC #1) and apparently it was split into two separate books because most of what is in Reaper’s Rival was in the original copy I read/reviewed, therefore, my review fits for this book too. However, there is one part that was added and for me it not only messed up the flow of the story, but it also added a few continuity issues. I personally liked the original version better.

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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.

“I would never let you down. I would never have hurt you. I would have given up everything for you. I would have fought everything and everyone for you. You were my world, Abby, and you just ripped it away from me.”

Reaper’s Rival 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… Satan’s Sons MC is a very long story, it starts when Abby is 16 and takes place over many years. I’m not sure where Reaper’s Claim left off since I originally read the version where book one and two were all one book, however I cans say that the pages are still 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. 

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