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 Chased (A Changing Krysset Novel #3) by Kate Carley

If you were bolder, we’d all be in a lot more trouble.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 409 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Sixteen years ago their lives were ripped apart…

Whisked away from her beloved home as a child and raised by her elderly relatives on the Pacific Coast, Kendall Aasgaard has learned to roll with the punches. She’s strong, resilient, and independent. But when Kendall finds herself in more trouble than she can handle, her survival instincts tell her to run. She turns to the person she trusts the most—Ben Montgomery.

Ben has it all—a thriving construction business, all the toys a bachelor could want, and a steady stream of brunettes to warm his bed. Love, however, is something Ben has permanently relegated to his past.

When playful, unreserved Kendall lands on his doorstep—or more accurately, in his bed—Ben realizes that his heart has no intention of following some arbitrary rule he’d instituted sixteen years ago. And if Kendall gets her way, she’d abolish that rule altogether to claim Ben’s heart for herself.

But as the threat to Kendall intensifies, Ben is faced with an adversary of his own who is determined to destroy Montgomery Construction.

Together, they’ll fight for a future that is more than the tragedy that binds them.

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Kendall Aasgaard knows exactly what true lose feels like. When her family was murdered she was just a child. She was sent to live with relatives to live the life that she deserved and away from all the memories. Now that she is forced to go back to the small town she goes to the one person that she trusts the most.

Ben Montgomery has had a rough past. His childhood love was murdered in cold blood along with her family. Now he has a thriving construction business but the past is always in his mind. Not knowing how to move forward he leans towards alcohol when it gets bad. The one thing that might push him to the breaking point is coming home and finding Kendall in his bed.

Kendall is running from an abusive relationship. She knows she can get the help she needs in this small town but first she must let Ben and her cousin Cam know exactly what is going on. Cam can be really, really protective of Kendall. That includes letting Ben know exactly how he feels about Kendall being in his house. But when Kendall teaches Ben how to move on from the past a new kind of love develops between them. That is until the past comes back to haunt them both.

This was a very good read. I love all the twists and turns. Just when you think all is well more surprises are around the corner. I love the relationship that Kendall and her cousin have. He tries to be so protective but he is a teddy bear when it comes to her. I love how Ben and Kendall connect with each other. When a tragedy strikes at a young age you never know what the future holds. 

My Favorite Moment: I absolutely fell in love with her belated birthday party.

 

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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 Bossed by Sloane Howell

Sorry, does my love of baseball offend you?

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 203 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge. 

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me. 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Jenny Jackson hates to interview. When you need a job, you go all in. Her boss is going to be the most arrogant beautiful man she has ever seen. Landing the job will set her attitude and skin on fire.

Ethan Mason has a thing for Jenny’s sassiness. So much so that he wants to explore her hidden features. Putting him in his place during the interview did not help at all. He knows that Jenny is the right person for the job but he needs to teach her to control her mouth.

This was a fun read. Jenny and Ethan clashed at first. I think because they both want to be alphas in life. In the end they found their middle ground. The chemistry was hot between them. Overall this was a good read.

 

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Review of Stripped Bare (A Vegas Billionaire Novel) by Heidi McLaughlin

I’ve died and gone to Cinderella fucking heaven.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 217 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage. 

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Finn McCormick is a very wealthy man. He is no stranger to one night stands or having any woman that he wants. When he sees a familiar face in his hotel he must find out more about her.

Macey Webster is a single mother and will do anything to make sure her child is taken care of. Being a stripper in a small town does not pay the bills. When a friend tells her the money is bigger in Vegas she decides to give it a try. What she did not count on was running into a former fling that could turn her world upside down.

Finn remembers Macey from a one night stand that they had as kids. He knows that she still seems hurt by the past but he is drawn to her and will spend time with her at any cost. When he asks her to be his for a week she cannot refuse the proposition since she already lost all her money in blackjack. As they spend time together Macey and Finn tend to get lost in each other. Macey is hiding a very big secret from Finn that could cost her everything.

This was a fun read for me although I could predict the outcome early on. Macey wants to do what is best for her and her daughter’s future. Finn is willing to give her more than enough money just to get to spend time with her.  One thing is for sure, secrets will always be revealed.

 

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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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