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Review of Resilient (True Brothers MC#3) by Gillian Archer

“The love of the right woman makes life worth living. Nothing else matters. Nothing.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 233 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 

Every loner needs a family—and a heart to call home. The bad-boy bikers of the True Brothers MC make good as a strong, silent type shows the right woman that he can speak the language of love.

With her lowlife father in prison for manslaughter, Nicole Walker keeps her distance from the biker scene—until she meets the stud running security at her best friend’s wedding. “Tank” is big, mean, and trouble from every direction. Yet Nicole can’t take her eyes off his chiseled body, or deny the pure electricity she feels when he returns her gaze. Guys like Tank are supposed to be a one-way ride to heartbreak. So why, after a scorching night in his bed, does Nicole only want more?

From his tour in the Marines to his sister’s disastrous marriage, Tank has seen the worst that life has to offer. Ever since his father’s death, Tank’s been fiercely protective of his family—and the True Brothers have always had his back. But nothing could prepare him for a woman like Nicole, who’s determined to break down the walls around his heart. When violence strikes, placing Nicole in harm’s way, Tank digs deep to find the courage to keep her safe—and the strength to love without limits.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Via Netgalley from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.

Resilient is the third book in the True Brothers  MC series. I really enjoyed Nicole and Tank’s story.

Nicole hates bikers. With her best friend marring one she has to keep her mouth shut sometimes. Her dad was part of a MC while she was growing up and things did not end well for her family. While at the wedding she cannot keep her eyes off of a stunning man that just screams danger. She knows that he is part of the True Brothers MC but her body is screaming to touch him.

Tank is a former Marine that joined the True Brothers MC to keep brotherhood in his life. He would do anything for his club. What he was not prepared for was his feeling for Nicole. She walks right into his world and knocks down all of his walls.

The chemistry between Tank and Nicole is scorching. I love how he can be a strong man when he needs to be and also be gentle when it comes to Nicole.

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Review of Undone (The Monroe Family #6) by Nicole Dykes

“And I was afraid we were going to be boring and normal”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.):

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sex with a good friend, no strings attached, no commitments. Sounds great, right?
Wrong. So wrong.
We thought we had beat the system. That we could be the friends that go into it eyes wide open with no delusions, but everyone else was right. That can’t work. Someone always falls.
And now we have to deal with the consequences.

*Undone is part 2 of Alex and Shriller’s story. It is highly recommended that you read Unraveled first.

***Mature content. Not recommended for anyone under 18

 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Alex and Shriller are finally back to continue their story. YAY!!

If you read Unraveled you know that Alex and Shriller thought they could beat the odds. Sex with a friend with no strings attached. This story picks up right where Unraveled left off (Yes, we all remember the cliffhanger).

Shriller has been gone for five months trying to get back into his racing career. He has not talked to any of his family back home because everything reminds him of Alex. Jax shows up at his house and gives him the third degree for forgetting his family and demands he comes home for the holidays.

Alex is trying to move on and has started dating Chris. They have a great relationship. He really is a nice guy and you kind of feel for him in this story. But Alex knows that her heart and body are made for Shriller. Once he finally comes back into town she has a hard time forgiving him for leaving and becomes crazy mad every time he is around.

I really love this story. You can feel the hurt, sadness, love and family vibe as you are reading the pages. There were times I had to scream and cry. I think Nicole did an awesome job on this and giving the readers some closure. Alex and Shriller are meant to be together.

 

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Review of Unraveled (The Monroe Family #5) by Nicole Dykes

”Nah, you think I’m sexy. You totally want to do me.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 328 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Shriller

I have everything I could possibly want. My career is at an all-time high, I have a hot, low maintenance girlfriend, and a group of friends that have become my family. Then it all comes crashing down and I’m forced to rely on that group to get me through. In particular, my friend Alex who I’ve known for half my life. Hopefully I can get out of this with our friendship and my balls still intact.

Alex

I finally have it all together. I’m engaged to an actual adult, instead of waiting around for my usual immature type of guy to commit. I own my own salon and live close to my best friend and her growing family. Then I get a phone call stating that my longtime friend had an accident and everything starts to unravel. Now it’s up to me to get him through this mess while keeping everything I’ve worked so hard to get.

*Unraveled is a New Adult Romance novel that contains mature content and is not suitable for anyone under 18.

 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Shriller lives on the edge. When a crash puts his career on hold he unwillingly goes back home to recover. He grew up with a bunch of friends that have now become family. Now that he is back in Kansas City going through surgery and recovery he is staying with his friend Alex. He has known Alex since they were both kids.

Alex is a strong woman that does not put up with anything. At least that is what all her friends think. She is engaged to a man that is trying to make partner at his firm. Alex is blind to the fact that her finance is trying to change everything about her. That is until Shriller tells her and gets very upset about it. When Alex finally opens her eyes, she realizes what is going on and breaks off the relationship. And who is home to catch her when she falls? Yep, the sexy Shriller! 

Things get heated quick with Shriller and Alex. They have known each other for so long that they are scared to damage their friendship. They promise each other that all will be fine and they can stop at any time. Well, we all know how this goes. The sex is incredible and then the jealousy sets in and then one realizes they have strong feelings for the other. This is exactly what happens. But with a twist. Shriller has never wanted to settle down and he realizes that he is in love with Alex. The one thing he promised Alex was they could go back to normal and he might just have to break this promise.

I decided I was going to read this at work. (I know, shame on me) Once I started I had a really, really hard time putting this down. I was so into this story I failed to realize I was nearing the end. And when it ended I literally screamed at my kindle. I need more!! Yes, this book is that good!!

I am so ready to see where Shriller and Alex go from here.

 

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Review of Besting Brady (Hearts of Hollis #2) by J.L. Leslie and Nicole Dykes

Loving the town of Hollis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 285 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Brady…
I have lived in Hollis my entire life. All of my memories are here. The good and the bad. I wouldn’t change anything about this town. My life is carefree and I live it without regrets. Sure, I’ve made mistakes…some of them I see every day…but I wouldn’t change those either. I’m just not meant to settle down. No woman will ever get the best of me. They’re just lucky to get part of me.

Lilly…
I don’t get the attraction about Hollis. Not at all…but it did bring Madden Steele here and his brothers followed suit. I at least have to give it a try…even if it’s temporary. The Steele brothers wouldn’t be here if it didn’t hold some attraction…and I can admit there’s definitely one good thing this town has going for it. For all I know, this town could change my life.

** Besting Brady is book two in the Hearts of Hollis series co-written by Nicole Dykes and J.L. Leslie. It is written as a stand-alone novel. It is not necessary to read book one in this series. It contains adult content, language, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review:

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

Brady has lived in the small town of Hollis his entire life. He has his friends, the bar and all the girls that he wants. Brady is living the carefree life with no worries. That is until a very special woman walks right into his life.

Lilly has ran to the small town of Hollis after finding out that she was adopted. She is not running away because she is scared or mad. She wants to confront her brothers. Wanting to get to know them first she takes a job as a waitress at the local bar.

This is the second book in the Heart of Hollis series. I truly loved the first one and could not wait for this one to come out. I was not disappointed at all. Lilly is just what Brady needed in his life. The chemistry is hot! I read this book in one day because I could not put it down.

All I know is I need Hollis to be real and I need all of the characters to be my friends. Because I love, love, love all of them and I really love the small town feel of Hollis. I cannot wait to see what else comes out of this small town.

 

 

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Review of Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2) by Jaine Diamond

“Don’t ever leave me…

I can’t fucking breathe without you…”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

He was all she ever wanted. Then she broke his heart…

As longtime manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, gorgeous and brooding Brody Mason has had his share of beautiful women. Yet the only one he’s ever wanted is the one he never had—the one who tore his heart out.

Beautiful and elusive Jessa Mayes appears to have it all. Talent, money, and a glamorous life. But she also has a secret. Six years ago, she ran away—from her dream career as a songwriter with Dirty, and the only man she’s ever loved—without telling anyone why.

Now Jessa’s doing the one thing she swore she’d never do. She’s coming home—to be a bridesmaid in her brother’s rock star wedding… and face the mistakes of her past.

It won’t be easy.


Love this intense never is.

Dirty Like Brody is the second full-length novel 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. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series, so reading them in order is not crucial but is recommended.)

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

I remember bits and pieces about Jessa from book one, Dirty Like Me, but I never would have guessed her significance in Dirty if it wasn’t for this book. Her story is not one I would have expected, which made it all that much more interesting. She has secrets….oh so many secrets…and not only will she learn to overcome them, but to finally admit all her failures to the people whose opinions will make or break her. Especially Brody’s.

Brody survived an abusive childhood, running with a not so good motorcycle gang, and broken heart that continually haunted him. Now as Dirty’s manager and Jesse’s best friend he had it made. All he was missing was the one who owned his heart and consumed his mind…Jessa.

Brody has loved Jessa since she was 15. Jessa, on the other hand, has basically loved Brody since the first day she met him when she was eight. But her life took her down a winding road that led far from where she wanted to be and although no one was willing to give up on her it took her a while to realize that. Years away from her brother, the band, and Brody only proved how much she missed and needed them. Thanks to Jesse’s wedding she got her reason to return and thanks to Brody she had a reason to stay.

Dirty Like Brody is an entertaining ready about would’ve, could’ve, should’ves. It’ll give you a taste of the dark road drugs can lead you down and the hope and love family and loved ones are capable of giving when you need it.

As for heat level, it wasn’t as dirty as the first two books, but it did have its moments. On the downside there are some flashbacks that aren’t always easily identifiable until you’re well into them. They weren’t a bad thing necessarily it just threw off the reading flow at times.

I may be a little weird, but my favorite moment was a little semi-awkward moment for Jessa. Way to go Brody, nice way to change the subject!

“Just…talk about something else.”

“Like what? Like how I’m gonna slide my tongue between your legs the first chance I get?”

“You are?”

“Yeah. Definitely. You gonna let me?”

“Um…okay…”

 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Brody Mason is the manager for Dirty. He had his heart broken and when she comes back to town all of those feeling will come to the surface.

Jessa Mayes returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding. She has a modeling career that keeps her gone all of the time. Not really wanting to return back home she knows it will break her brother’s heart. To keep her heart safe she just wishes that she does not have to run into Brody.

This is the second book in the Dirty series. I was not sure who this book was going to be about at first. I love that it was about Jessa. She is running from her past and does not want anyone to know why she left in the first place. While she is home she does some soul searching and realizes that she might have made a mistake leaving. Learning Brody’s true feelings about her will definetly give her a wakeup call.

This was a very good read. I love that we get to dive right into Jessa’s story. She has a past that she wants to stay hidden but does not realize that she has a family that would have done anything to help her. I instantly feel for Brody from the beginning. The one person that he loved ran off and didn’t even try to contact him over the years. When they are forced to deal with their issues the chemistry is still very strong.

I cannot wait to see where this series take us.

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Review of Nordic Bound (Nordic Lights Series #3) by Christine Edwards

“Let me see those skills of yours. Ready, set…go!”

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 157 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Ingvild would do anything to keep her little brother Kjetil out of trouble, even if that means committing a serious crime. The sinister leader of a Neo-Nazi group called the Norsemen asks her to steal for him in exchange for clearing her brother from his heavy gambling debt. She agrees, not realizing the chaos her act has just unleashed and the violent repercussions that will follow. A solitary Dom, Aksel prefers building custom furniture in his remote home to embracing the wild-biker lifestyle of his close friends. One night he tangles with a stunning thief who has managed to steal a priceless artifact owned by his family for generations. Acting on instinct, he shoots the woman, only to watch her flee into the arctic night with his most valued possession. Everything comes full circle when his best friend Mikkel, the leader of the Devil’s Wrath MC, mentions a mysterious woman injured by a rifle shot. Once Aksel gets his hands on her, there is no turning back, for Ingvild is a more precious prize than any artifact. Even if he can win her love, will this strong-willed woman be open to the world of bondage and submission? Book 3 in the Nordic Lights series

 

Mindy’s Review:

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

Ingvild will do anything to protect her family. Getting involved in her brother’s mess she finds herself having to try and clear his name. The one thing she has to do is steal a priceless family heirloom from a home. She thought this would be easy. That is until she ends up in a fight with a man and a bullet in her shoulder.

The only thing Askel loves more than building his custom furniture is to let his Dominant side come out and play. In a desperate plea to find the woman that stole from him he goes to a party that his close friend invited him to. When he takes his first look at her his body comes to life.

Askel learns the truth about Ingvild and wants to protect her from the Neo-Nazi leader that is after her. As they get close to each other and learn that they have similar interest the pages become scorching hot. The chemistry between them is electric. Not only is she a perfect sub, she is a perfect match for Askel in every way.

This is the third book in the Nordic Lights series and another great read from Christine Edwards! The storyline is great, the heat level is scorching and the characters are very easy to love.

My Favorite Moment: I really like when they run into each other for the first time at the party. There is nothing like seeing who you are really dealing with.

 

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Review of Taken By The MC (Penetrators MC #1) by Devyn Douglas

“You’ve always got an out Harmony.”

Genre: Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 110 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sometimes you have to get dirty…

There’s no one dirtier than the local MC.

Harmony’s used to her mom’s BS hitting her doorstep. She’s mastered saving her mom’s ass, but her latest stunt might get them both killed. The local drug dealer, as well as the Mexican Mafia, want blood. Unfortunately, the sexy MC President wants more from Harmony. To keep them both breathing, she’ll work off the debt—on her knees. A slave to the MC.

No one was ever supposed to find out about Harmony’s darkest fantasies—but the Penetrators MC has, and they intend to fulfill every dirty detail.

 

Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from After Glows Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Harmony has always been attracted to the local MC’s President and Vice President. Now that Harmony is paying off her mother’s debt to the local MC and they learn about her naughty fantasies they make her a slave to the MC.

I have been debating on how I want to rate this book. The title of the book is exactly what you get. The storyline is solid, the men in the book are true alphas,  and you are warned in the synopsis that she becomes a slave to the local MC. However, I am still trying to put my thoughts together. I love alpha men, I love bikers and I love when they are combined into a great read. What I am not sure about is Harmony. Yes she has fantasies and she becomes a true slave in this book. No back talk, no resistance, just does as she is told. WHAT?

Overall this is a good fast paced read.

 

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