Review of Death and Dreams (Dark Desire #4) by Viola Calvary

“The Puppet Master sends her greetings…” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Length: 201 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

The final novel of Dark Desire: Dahlia and Kenny are wrapped in madness, passion, and the final struggle against the undying rulers.

Dahlia, Kenny, and Borreal are left with a scattered force as the king’s city is overrun by an unholy army of humans, monsters, and the undead. With seven immortals left alive to hunt her and her allies, Dahlia is forced to resort to desperate tactics that push her far beyond her limits. As the world crumbles around her, she falls into the embrace of the dark energy she channels and faces the ultimate sacrifice that there is no turning back from.

Don’t miss this steamy finale filled with new depths of darkness and suspense.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Death and Dreams wraps up the Dark Desire series perfectly. The ending was very unexpected, which made it all the better. Dahlia finally gets the freedom she’s wanted since the beginning. But first, there are a few immortals she has left to dispose of, and they do not go silently in the night….or well most don’t.

As its predecessors this one continues with the only kind of bloodshed two ‘demons’ can cause. However, they are not the only ones leading these battles. There’s a pink haired girl filled with determination to make the world a better place for her son and she leads everyone with the hope they need.

“A great black dragon watched over the woman he held; he was a force of nature, still as death.”

In the true nature of war I was saddened to discover not all of my favorite characters made it through to the end, but every single person fought well and deserved the win the team eventually got. I won’t say who, but if you are someone who gets attached to characters you may want to keep some tissues handy.

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Review of No Saint (Blood Legion MC #3) by Rie Warren

“Is that a lure in your pecker?” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Length: 369 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

To him, she’s absolutely irresistible. To her, he’s nothing but bad news. When their fates collide, the only thing they have in common is destined to tear them apart.

SAINT
With a rap sheet about as long as the inked sleeves on my arms, I’ve been a misfit with a questionable track record. But I’ve fought for and found a home with the Blood Legion MC. Through thick and thin, brawls and bloodletting, I’ve created a rep: I’m the man.

I’m the man, and Honoré’s the only woman I want. This obsession with her is irrational and stupid considering she’s prickly, pissed off with me before I can even make a move, and definitely not my type. Except the beautiful New Orleans street busker takes my breath away—all untapped passion simmering just beneath the surface.

Something much darker simmers just beneath the surface of her life too.

HONORÉ
Being someone’s old lady is the last thing on my mind. Been there, done that, along with the obligatory bourbon shots, random ink, and riding bitch on some guy’s bike. I can’t slip away from my life, or spare time for a surly biker who has crawled under my skin and rattled my last nerve in a sexy, delicious way.

Saint. As if. I’ve known my fair share of outlaw MC dudes, and not a single one of them was anything close to righteous. I want to hate him and everything he stands for, but he’s ridiculously hot. He’s annoyingly persistent. And he’s surprisingly kind.

There’s no way I can sacrifice all I’ve fought for to be with him. When Saint brings danger to my door, it’s only a matter of time before my secrets spill over to rip us apart.

Blood Legion MC:
Cry Mercy
Save Grace
No Saint
Get Revenge

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

I have to start by saying that this book has very graphic fight scenes (which I enjoyed) and one hell of a rape scene. Some people can’t handle books like that, but in true MC fashion this one doesn’t go down without a fight.

Now onto my thoughts…

Saint wants what his fellow MC friends have found. That special someone. And the moment he laid eyes on Honoré he knew she was all he wanted. It didn’t matter that she shut down his advances each and every time he tried. He was determined to win her over. It doesn’t matter her secrets, he’ll do what his heart tells him to.

Honoré is a single mom with a demented baby daddy ex who enjoys making her life hell. She wants nothing to do with men like him and although she knows Saint is different, she just doesn’t know if she can trust her own judgement.

I love the relationship between Saint and Caleb. It’s pure and at times quite humorous. It’s a relationship every single mother wishes for. There’s also Momma Joan. I’m not sure I have words to describe her. She can make a biker blush that’s for sure.

Honoré, child, all I’m saying is I’m a lot older than you, and I still get my pipes cleaned from time to time. You’re too young to be getting cobwebs all up in your hoo-ha.”

No Saint is another amazing part of the Blood Legion MC. These guys may turn into romantic saps when they find that special someone, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to how far they’re willing to go for that person or to help a fellow brother. They would and have destroyed everything in their paths to save the ones they love. This book is no different. And it’s one of my favorites in this series.

“You’re not thinking about getting me back in the sack, are you? Because I do love you, but I think you broke my pussy last night.” – Have to say this is one of my favorite quotes now!

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Review of Unraveled by Aubrey Bondurant

“Not a chance in hell.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 303 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Unraveled:
To become undone.
To take apart.
To destroy.

I thought I had it all with my well-respected job, Hollywood boyfriend, and glamorous lifestyle. Until the truth revealed a different story. In one day, after a single word, my carefully constructed life was obliterated.

But it’s only the beginning of my spiral. There’s much further to fall.

Then I meet him. He’s the perfect man at the most imperfect time. It’s only meant to be a one night stand. A last fling before my new reality sets in. But he has different ideas. Because he doesn’t know the truth. Once he finds out, I’m convinced he’ll realize this is too much for a new relationship. He’s sure to cut and run. It’s for the best really.

After all, how can I possibly fall in love when I’m falling apart?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

First of all let me give a mascara warning: you’ll need tissues!

Layla is an amazing woman. When they say bad things come in threes they mean it. She has one thing right after the other happen and yet she remains determined. That is until she received a text from her brother to play a fake girlfriend to his best friend and then everything changes.

Kellan just wanted to hang out and do a little fantasy football with his friends. He never expected to see his ex there, but much to his surprise he had a fake girlfriend there for the rescue. And damn did she knock his socks off.

“You keep crying every time I kiss you, and I’m likely to develop a complex.”

A fake display ended up a one night stand which ended up a whole lot more.

Unraveled is an emotional journey for the hopeless romantic. Layla goes through cancer treatments and all the side effects. Kellan tries to be everything she needs to make things easier for her. It’s sweet! And oh my goodness what the family does to be supportive…let me say it again…TISSUES!

“… Did I mention there ma be a direct linage between the number of orgasms you’ll receive and the number of crackers you eat?”

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Review of Moon Kissed (The Outlier Prophecies #8) by Tina Gower

“That’s where I went wrong.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Length: 240 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

A sinister crime. A careless coverup. An impossible secret. Will Kate and Ian solve the case before they become the next victims?

Kate Hale would rather remain an invisible pencil pusher, but that’s been impossible since she broke the biggest insider predictions scandal in history. Time away on a case with her pack seems like the perfect solution, however, she can’t work the investigation if she’s served a restraining order on arrival.

The team rushes to find a loophole in their time-sensitive case to unravel an underground werewolf blood market. Are the members of the local Texas wolf pack innocent victims or are they in on the job?

In the midst of mounting evidence against their new pack allies, Kate and Detective Ian Becker receive news that will turn their pack upside down. If they don’t act quickly, they will forever be shunned from werewolf society.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

It’s been awhile since I read the last Outlier book and I worried I’d forget who everyone was, but Tina does a wonderful job at recapping just enough so you remember exactly who everyone was.

Kate is the alpha of their abnormal pack. It’s not exactly something she’d planned on, but she wants to be with Ian and with him being a wolf, pack life comes with him. Although to make it a true pack and for them to be true mates in the eyes of other packs then they have to have a traditional mating ceremony and boy is that interesting.

I enjoyed following the Angel’s Peak Pack as they actually became more of a pack. They’re learning to work together in their new roles and everything is coming together for them. They may not be a traditional pack, but they’re slowly earning the respect of other packs.

Moon Kissed is another great book in the Outlier Prophecy Series. With Kate, Ian, Ali, Goya, Dalia, Abbott, and the baby there is never a dull moment in this suspenseful journey of discovering who the culprits are. And there is a little twist that I didn’t expect, which made it all the better.

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Review of The Aussie Next Door (Patterson’s Bluff #1) by Stefanie London

“Bad Thoughts. Retreat!”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 350 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

American Angie Donovan has never wanted much. When you grow up getting bounced from foster home to foster home, you learn not to become attached to anything, anyone, or any place. But it only took her two days to fall in love with Australia. With her visa clock ticking, surely she can fall in love with an Australian—and get hitched—in two months. Especially if he’s as hot and funny as her next-door neighbor…

Jace Walters has never wanted much—except a bathroom he didn’t have to share. The last cookie all to himself. And solitude. But when you grow up in a family of seven, you can kiss those things goodbye. He’s finally living alone and working on his syndicated comic strip in privacy. Sure, his American neighbor is distractingly sexy and annoyingly nosy, but she’ll be gone in a few months…

Except now she’s determined to find her perfect match by checking out every eligible male in the town, and her choices are even more distracting. So why does it suddenly feel like he—and his obnoxious tight-knit family, and even these two wayward dogs—could be exactly what she needs?

Jennifer’s Review:

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

Jace is a different kind of leading man than I’m used to. He speaks his mind with lack of a filter, he doesn’t handle change well, and likes to be alone. Then Angie moves into his small rental house (behind his own) and his mother basically guilt trips into having house guests. Poor Jace just doesn’t know how to handle all the change.

Angie’s visa is set to expire and she’d do anything to not have to go back to America. Even when someone puts the crazy idea of marriage into her head she goes for it, but on her own terms. She can’t just marry anyone…she needs love. And she’s hoping to find it quickly, or at least get the man she wants, aka her landlord Jace, to notice her. However, until then he decides to help her with her shenanigans.

He’s been it for her since the moment she met him. Although he has a past that has made him reluctant to ever get involved with anyone else again. I mean who wants a man with that many routines…beside Angie that is.

The Aussie Next Door brings two wounded hearts together. Sometimes just because someone else doesn’t like everything about you, doesn’t mean someone else won’t.

I enjoyed the development of the characters and the storyline. It wrapped me up in the world of Jace and Angie and those crazy dogs. I look forward to what will happen next in Patterson’s Bluff.

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Review of The Flame Keeper (Healer Series #5) by Sharilyn Skye

“Oh. My. God. You are a Swifty.”

 

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Length: 244 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

Aedan is back and there’s going to be trouble.

Nothing is left of Aedan’s House and now he knows it. Baltimore’s supernatural community is in reeling after his abduction, torture, and return. He may be rescued, but he is a long way from home. Lara must find a way to help Aedan regain control before he slips into darkness and loses everything he worked so hard to gain.

As Aedan cleans House one Master vampire at a time, Lara lays a trap only she can, using the tool she knows best, herself, to lure him into a dangerous seduction that will pull every trigger he has and can lead to only one outcome, control or death.

But it’s not just Aedan she has to deal with, her best friend is changing in ways no one understands, her parent’s deaths are looking more and more unlikely, and The Mad Queen is on a rampage, causing blood to run through the streets of Talamh na Sithe and forcing her People to seek out the one person that might protect them all, Lara.

With a Fae War on the horizon, she must choose between safety or freedom, family or home.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Aedan is back, but he’s not back to normal. He’s wiping out houses that don’t want to leave the past ways. He’s wiping out his enemies and making way for something bigger and better. But he’s losing himself. Thank goodness for a creative Lara who knows just how to fix him.

Lara feels lost. She risked everything to save Aedan and now he won’t even talk to her. That is until she gives him the one thing he cannot say no to…her.

“Don’t worry about it, Galahad. I’ve got a plan.”

And now the fae war is beginning. Lara’s grandmother is going insane so everyone is fleeing to Lara. She opened her home (so to speak) to all who want to come. Even her dads. Yes! Dads! As in four! It’s crazy and yet it somehow works.

“You have Laith’s hair and eyes, Lann’s lips and cheekbones, Saige’s cute nose and face shape, and Seal, well, Seal I do not see so much, but I sense him in you.”

On the cusp of war and Aedan and Lara find their relationship is finally moving forward. They finally realized they’re better together than apart.

The Flame Keeper is one of the best in the Healer Series. I’m looking forward to what happens next and for the spinoff series The Eight.

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Review of The Scarlet Heron (Healer Series #4) by Sharilyn Skye

“Pride Goeth before Destruction…” 

 

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Length: 123 Pages

POV:  First Person

Description:

Pride Goeth before Destruction and a Haughty Spirit Before the Fall. Aedan has fallen into the hands of his once most trusted ally and is slowly being drained of life while Cold Iron chains suppress his magic and steal his strength once more. As he struggles to stay sane, he relives memories of his long life and clings to thoughts of the only woman he has ever really loved. Someone from his House will come, he believes this, but will they come in time and can he resist the urge to drain them dry when they do? Think you know The Flame Keeper? Think again.

*The Scarlet Heron is a 43,000 word Novella in the Healer Series and should be read after the 3rd book, House of Fire.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

The Scarlet Heron is all from Aedan’s point of view. It’s basically everything in the series from his the very beginning all from his memory. He’s trying to keep his sanity as he’s been tortured and drained. The only way he knows to do that is to think of Lara. His love.

You learn a few things you didn’t know like all the details from the night she was attacked. That put an entirely new spin on my perception of Lara.

“I regret that she will not know what I felt for her.”

It also goes into more details of Aedan’s past. You learn a lot from him in this novella as it’s basically the thoughts in a dying man’s head who’s trying to hold on.

It does finally catch up to where House of Fire left off, but not until the end. Bring on book five of the Healer Series. Time for a little revenge!

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