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Review of Saint’s Row (The Guardians #1) by Elizabeth Blair

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“In a world of maddening chaos, you tether me to a reality I fear more than anything.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 108 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Rich, powerful, and deadly, the Saints serve as guardians for New Orleans, keeping the precarious balance between light and dark. Returning to the city after a self-imposed exile, Cael Saint throws himself into his work to try and drown out the tormented visions in his past. Light magic, dark magic, desperate humans with broken souls: he believed he’d seen it all. Then he met her.

Fiery and untamed, Becca Riley seemed the perfect one night stand to match Cael’s relentless nature. Striding into the local bar, she was confident, passionate, and sexy as hell. But what he took for drunken lust soon spirals into emotional chaos when he realizes she has secrets of her own…secrets that could destroy everything he has sworn to protect.

In a city where magic and humanity intertwine, neither saint nor sinner is safe.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Becca never wanted to believe what others said about her mother, but when she becomes a target of those who’d tortured and killed her mother she’ll have to start believing what she’s always know in her heart as truth. Her mother was a witch…and the powers she unknowingly has can destroy everything she’s come to love.

She is a warrior in her own right. Her work takes her to places most wouldn’t dare travel and she loves it. She enjoys the challenge. Nothing or no one will stop her from what she needs to do.

Cael wanted Becca from the moment he saw her across the crowded club, but she was a distraction he didn’t need. Being a Saint he can sense emotions and hers were off the charts. She not only feels many things at once, but she can capture and project emotions without knowing she’s doing it, and that’s a big problem for people like the Saints who use sensing emotions to stop crimes before they happen.

He wanted to protect Becca, but he’ll discover she’s much stronger and more determined than he’d ever have given credit. Although he wants nothing more than to stand in front of her he’ll learn they’re more powerful side by side.

Saint’s Row is an intriguing and suspenseful story that’ll take you deep into the paranormal of Louisiana. The Saints are a unique and interesting people who I look forward to reading more about. I was easily transported into their world and cannot wait to see what book two brings. Not to mention that yes it does in fact end on a slight cliffhanger leaving me wanting more.

“Pride or arrogance…I wasn’t sure what emotion he was emanating, but it caused every tuxedo-clad Saint to turn my direction. Territorial. He was laying claim.”

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Review of Speared by a Merman: A Merman Erotic Short Story by Shady Fae

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“Now that’s how you Zen.”

 

Genre: Erotica, Short Story

Book Length (Est.): 14 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Fantasy. Desire. Tail-pounding water sex.

Pop star sensation Jacee needs some Zen time, far from the hectic hubub of prying paparazzi and raving fans. So when she takes her private yacht out to sea, she figures the only action she’ll get is inside one of the romance books she brought — or with the captain, though he’s not exactly her type.

Imagine her surprise when a man pops out of the water as she’s lounging on the deck, sipping on wine and considering her options.

Except he’s not a man.

The exotic merman is all muscle, dimples, and cerulean eyes, and she soon finds out he’s more than ready to take her for a ride. All she has to do is say yes and dive into the real-life fantasy swimming in front of her.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Jacee is a pop star who needs some zen time away from the paparazzi. On a yacht with only her captain she realizes how boring it can be without technology to keep her entertained. She even contemplates maybe sleeping with him to pass the time. But then a sexy merman appears and suddenly she mentions that she doesn’t just fall into bed with anyone. That was a little amusing since she just commented on the captain being a potential partner and then immediately starts drooling over Cerulean.

Cerulean is a merman who saw a goddess he wants to spear. And spear her he shall.

Speared by a Merman is exactly what the title says. It’s a quickie read about a bored girl and a horny merman who find passion amongst the waves. If you’re looking for any sort of depth you will not find it here, but if you want to know what it’s like to be with a merman and only have fifteen minutes to spare then this is the book for you. However, I should warn you that it’s kind of written like a cheesy porn with things like… “He filled her, his squirt bathing her insides.” Yeah, that makes me laugh every time I read it.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Sydan: Galactic Guardians by Cianna Rafael

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“I fear I am becoming dangerously enraptured by you.”

 

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

Book Length (Est.): 163 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Rowan Sharpe Is surviving on a ravaged earth… barely. An alien invasion has left her with nothing except her survival instincts and a few stolen canned goods. When a sexy alien warrior swoops in and takes her to his ship, she is sure she is done for. And in a way she is.

Sydan is not just any alien warrior, he is a Prince. He’s charming, good looking and trained in combat to be a defender of the galaxies. He’s been happy living the life of a bachelor soldier, being with whomever he desires. But a chance encounter with Rowan Sharpe has changed all of that.

The Varikan mating bond is strong, and evokes deep passion with those that have been pulled together. Rowan and Sydan must decide if the reward of their mating is worth the risks.

Just when life is finally turning around, it becomes abundantly clear that some people are not happy about this intergalactic affair and will stop at nothing to prevent it from happening. Will Sydan and Rowan be able to enjoy the pleasures of mated life or will their relationship parish before it has really had a chance to start?

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Rowan goes through a lot in a very short amount of time. From student to surviving a planetary attack, to finding out she’s the mate of an alien, to transforming her DNA (along with a few other modifications), to being a Princess and a mom. The fact that she handles everything with such ease made her a little unrelateable. Don’t get me wrong, she does have emotions and sometimes they are fierce, but overall she just kind of accepts the hand she’s dealt and moves forward.

Sydan never expected to find his mate on Earth, but one touch and they both end up with the mark stating it’s truth. He struggles a little with fearing rejection, but he’s a sweet, sexy, warrior winged Prince…what more could an Earth girl want?!

“Being mated to you is going to give me a terrible ego. I quite like being the sex fantasy husband.”

Sydan: Galactic Guardians navigates the borderline between peace and war amongst alien beings. It will bring you into the depths of the Varikan people and how they and their world differs from ours.

Everything between Rowan and Sydan happens very quickly and then they are thrown into chaos. Deceit, betrayal, and family secrets fill the pages alongside love, faith, and hot alien sex.

There are several parts that seemed to lack depth and therefore it had a difficult time holding my attention, but simple curiosity kept me turning the pages.

 

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Grappling for Position (Against the Cage #4) by Melynda Price

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“You’re lucky I love you”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 373 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

This battle of wills is about to go below the belt…

Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and 100% untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted, but will never have. A woman like her deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks—the Scott’s charity case.

Unfortunately for Regan, his best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. When Willow sees something she wants, she goes after it—damn the consequences—and her sights are set on him. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow Scott is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.

Willow has been in love with Regan Matthews since she was in pigtails and braces. Over the years, she’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but a part of her never stopped praying that someday he would see her as more than Kyle Scott’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way that’s all about to change, and Regan must decide if he’s willing to risk losing his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.

**All Against the Cage books can be read as stand-alones**

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Regan has had feelings for his best friend’s little sister since she was sixteen and kissed him, but she was off-limits, and he went a little crazy trying to get over his desire for her. That is until four years later she declares game on and decides to stop holding back her feelings for him, making it extremely difficult to hold back his own.

Willow has been in love with Regan ever since she can remember, she’s even saved herself for him, and when an opportunity presents itself finally get what she’s always wanted she holds nothing back to get it.

Two people in love. A hidden romance from a brother who’d kill them. And a hitman trying to stop a testimony. Grappling For Position pulls you into the world of Regan and Willow and it’s easy to get lost in the pages.

The ending left a little bit to be desired, but overall the storyline was intriguingly capturing. What I wasn’t too fond of was how the books overlapped. I’d remember bits and pieces from the previous books, but couldn’t exactly remember all the details. It made me want to have all the books open at the same time in order to obtain the full picture.

“Why would Kyle send you to talk to me?”

“Apparently, he thinks we’re like this-” Regan held up his crossed fingers. “He obviously doesn’t know we’re like this-” He made a circle with his thumb and finger, then poked his index finger through the hole. “I’m supposed to find out who you’ve been fucking so he can kick his ass.”

– Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of A Bond to Bear by Harmony Raines

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“…if there’s any pain, it will be of the most exquisite kind.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Length (Est.): <100 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Billionaire Jared Sinclair has found his mate, but she doesn’t know it yet. He isn’t even convinced he wants a mate and all that goes with it. Yes, he wants to claim her, but children, and marriage, he’s not sure that’s the kind of man he is.

Although his bear disagrees.

Kelly is juggling two jobs to support her mom and brothers. With debts to pay, she can only fantasize about what it would be like to be with a man like Jared. Until he offers her half a million dollars for one weekend.

One weekend … easy, right?

But they soon discover neither of them wants to walk away … and this is a bond they will both have to bear. Forever!

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Jared is a self-made billionaire who isn’t exactly thrilled of his bear’s call to mate. Yes, he’s found his mate, but he’s a workaholic and a wife and cubs has no room in his life. Of course his way of thinking changes once he gets Kelly away for the weekend and realize his bear was right.

Jared had his moments where I wished I could reach into the pages and slap him upside the head. Some of the things he does are downright rude and uncaring, but he does his best to make up for all his initial actions and reactions.

Kelly is working two jobs to provide for her mother and two younger brothers so the attraction she’s felt for her boss from day one is mostly just a nuisance and his proposition an insult…or it would be if she didn’t find his dimples adorable.

A Bond to Bear is a fast paced quickie read with a sexy but stubborn bear shifter and a sweet girl who cares more than he would have expected. They have more in common than either would have expected, but with the shortness of the story it’s hard to get fully drawn into the characters. And just a warning…the last chapter is more of an epilogue as it jumps pretty far into the future. It kind of threw me for a loop and had me rereading to see if I had missed something.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise

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“This, you and I; we aren’t over.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In my motorcycle club I’ve earned the name ‘Reaper’ and now I have my claim on Abby Harrison.

Reaper:
I didn’t know what love was, but I knew what want was, and I wanted Abby. When I walked out of the club and saw her I was stone cold sober. She was quietly beautiful and unlike any other woman I’d had before. But she was the daughter of the president of Satan’s Sons MC and completely out of my reach.

Abby:
Everyone knew The Reaper and how he got his name, so I never expected him to be my salvation when my sisters drunk boyfriend wanted to lay hands on me. I thought my innocence would be lost in that alley, until he showed up and saved me. I know being with Reaper will lead to trouble, but I don’t know if I have the strength to stay away.

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*

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.

“If you have to kill someone babe, mans I’m not doing my job right, and I’m never planning on that happening.”

Reaper’s Claim 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… Reaper’s Claim is a very long book, it starts when Abby is 16 and takes place over many years. The pages are 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.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) by Jaine Diamond

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“He’s like a goddamn vampire. You invite him in, you give him power.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 200 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

What happens in Vegas… better stay in Vegas.

Maggie Omura has never been a gambling woman. As assistant manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, she brings order to the lives of four crazy-ass rock stars.

But when the band lands in Vegas, a streak of bad luck lands Maggie in a bind–and in the penthouse suite, with the last man she’d ever want for a roommate.

Zane Traynor, lead singer of Dirty. Rock god. Sex god. Total nightmare for women.

And the only man who’d make Maggie a proposal so insane it just might work.

A night of chance.
An irresistible gamble…
It’s time for Zane and Maggie to go all in.

 

YAY ~ Double Review!

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Maggie Omura is the assistant manager for Dirty. Dirty just so happens to be the hottest band in the world right now. Her only rule is to not get involved with the talent.

Zane Traynor is the lead singer for Dirty. He is a rock god and has a long list of one night stands to go along with it.

Maggie ends up trying to help someone and puts herself in a sticky situation. Sharing a suite with the rock god himself. He has wanted Maggie for so long and she knows it. She has been able to stand her ground for six years. However when she has a rough night and practically throws herself at Zane just to be shut down and humiliated she has no idea what to do.

Zane has had it bad for Maggie since he first laid eyes on her. Knowing she has a screwed up relationship with her dad makes Zane very angry.  Not to mention they just happen to be staying in her fathers hotel in Vegas. Everything with her father comes with a price. Zane has a better idea and pops the question to Maggie to get her father off her back. When Zane sets everything up he really goes all in.

OMG! I loved this short story. I really need the rest of it, and I mean I need it now.  I am just in awe with these two characters and I really need to know the rest of their story. I cannot wait!!

Mindy 4 Star

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

To Maggie, Zane is a rock god who sleeps his way through groupies. He’s also the man who causes her breathe to hitch and her body to shiver, which is why she’s kept things strictly professional over the years.

To Zane, Maggie is his girl, she just doesn’t know it. He’d do anything for her, including figuring out how to convince her to marry him. Too bad she thinks the entire thing is a sham and that he’s only doing it to help her get back at her father.

Dirty Like Us keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch two people who are completely in love with each other fumble it up at every turn. Both too stubborn to admit their true feelings, and Zane is trying, but Maggie keeps thinking he’s not serious. The end…OMG the end! What a cliffhanger! My heart broke for Zane with his last ditch effort. Now I understand all their awkward tension filled moments in Dirty Like Me, but I really need for them to finish their story now.

“You’re fucking crazy.”

“I’m a fucking great friend. And I’d make a great husband.”

She laughed, hard, which cut me in a way I didn’t care to acknowledge. “And how’s that, do you imagine?”

“Let’s see. I’ve got a great cock, I’m giving as fuck in bed, I’m loyal to a fucking fault, and I’d kill for you.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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