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Review of Katy’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel #3) by J.L. Leslie

“I had a choice to make and I chose my heart.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance

Book Length (Est.): 279 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

I left home seven years ago, trying to pursue my dream. California was going to give me everything. Life. A career. Money. I had no idea how quickly a dream could turn into a nightmare.

A motorcycle club is about family, trust and loyalty. Break that and you will have an enemy on your hands that you can’t defeat. Run from it and you will be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life.

I broke it and I ran.

I’m trying to start over. Trying to figure out who I am outside of that lifestyle, but does Katy McGuire even exist anymore? I can choose to get entangled in the motorcycle club my sister is in, be drawn back into the life I ran screaming from,
or I can choose to forget that part of me ever existed. That part of me that feels comfortable in the nightmare.

“I had a choice to make and I chose my heart.”

*Katy’s Choice is book three in the Ravens MC Series, but can be read as a standalone novel. It has references to characters and events from Raiden’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel: Book One) and Lincoln’s Choice (A Ravens MC Novel: Book Two). It contains adult content, adult language, violence, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*

Mindy’s Review:

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

Katy was abused and her life was pretty much taken away from her. She was at the mercy of the Sinner’s MC President. When she gets a chance to run she takes it. The local DA helped her get out and brought her back to her sister. She just so happens to run right back into a club that her sister is part of. All Katy wants is to get her life back. She hates living with fears every day that her past will come back to haunt her and everyone that she is around.

Kane is an enforcer for the Raven’s MC and he has his eyes set on Katy. The only problem is so does Griffin, the DA that helped her get her freedom back. She feels like  Griffin is a safe choice and she could possibly live a normal life with him. But Kane brings out the true side of Katy, the one that lives on the edge and loves a bad boy.

Katy’s past will eventually catch up with her and she does not even realize that she has something that the Sinner’s want. And they will stop at nothing to get it back from her.

This is the third book in the Raven’s MC series. I loved this storyline, the writing is brilliant as always with this author. Yes, J.L. keep them coming!

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Review of Finding Dawn by J. L. Leslie


“I’ll definitely bring you to the playground more often”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.):  160 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Moving to California is the best decision I’ve ever made. I no longer work for my ex-fiancé’s father. I’m hundreds of miles away from my ex-fiancé. And I met a woman who completely intrigues me. Dawn. No last name.

Yeah…moving to California was a great idea.

Only I can’t seem to get Dawn out of my head. The way we met. The way she acts. The night we had together. Now she’s just gone.

She bailed on me. But I don’t give up so easily. I’ll find her.

I just wasn’t expecting what I’d find…or who…

**Finding Dawn is a bit of a dark romance. Due to mature language, graphic adult content, drug abuse, mention of rape, dark characters, and strong sexual content this book is intended for mature audiences only.**

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Drew has moved back to California after dumping his controlling psych ex to be close to his brother and best friend. While out walking one night he accidentally spills his slushy all over a stunning woman. Not wanting to be rude he offers her a shirt wear home. Drew cannot stop thinking about her and he knows he needs to find her again.

Vella Dawn was thrilled Drew did not know who she was. So instead of blowing her cover she just introduced herself as Dawn. But Vella Dawn is actually a world known model who his best friend just happens to work for.

Drew and Dawn have an instant connection with each other. She likes the normalcy that his life brings to hers. When he finds out who she truly is he knows there is more to her besides her bitchy bossy behavior.

There is so much that happens in this book. We are introduced to Vella’s mother. (The reason that she is the way she is) along with some of Vella’s past. This is a page turner so I would highly suggest going ahead and reading it.

We met Drew in the author’s first book in this series “Let the Waves Come In”. You can read this one as a standalone but really you know you want the full story!

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Review of 120 Days (Morgan Family Series #4) by J.L. Leslie

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“I won’t stand outside the fire. I’ll dance in the motherfucking flames.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 145 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Bad things happen to good people every day. I hear this saying all the time. I’ve never really believed it. Not until I was one of the unlucky ones.

Now I have to be strong and live my life. Easier said than done. I have to figure out how to be normal again. How to be myself again. Only how do I do that when everything around me feels different? When my home is no longer my home? When my mind doesn’t think the way I want it to? When my body doesn’t even feel the same?

I try not to count the days that I can go without reliving my attack. One day…Three days…One hour…

I try to date. Be happy with a man. Only I seem to blame every man I meet. None of them understand what I’m going through. None of them understand me.

Except for one.

**120 Days (Morgan Family Series: Book Four) is a standalone, full-length novel. If you read 90 Days (Morgan Family Series: Book Three) then you had the pleasure of meeting Melanie and James. This is their story.

This book contains graphic material including rape, adult content, adult language, and sexual situations. It is meant for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Let me start by saying this is the fourth book in the Morgan Family Series. If you have not read the previous books, you need to before you start reading this one.

The next thing I need to say is thank you! Thank you J. L. Leslie for writing this one. I have been consumed by this series since I read the first one. I’m actually sad that it is over.

James is a therapist that deals with addiction. He helped Melanie’s brother when he was in rehab. Now that he is out James and Rhys are best friends.

Melanie is Rhys sister that was attacked and is dealing with her fear to be able to move on with her life. Sometimes to overcome your fear you have to have it come back full circle. Melanie likes James right away and feels really safe with him.  As their relationship grows the chemistry between them starts to grow more intense and dang is it hot!

I loved this book. I loved this entire series!

Mindy 5 Heart

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Review of Demons From My Past by JL Leslie

Demons From My Past

A fire that cannot be ignored…

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 128 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Everyone has a past. Kingsley Huxton is trying to move on from hers and repair her estranged relationship with her father. When her mother helps her get a job at her father’s hotel business, she knows she finally has a shot. She can make him see she’s changed. Earn his love and trust again. Easier said than done. Especially when she meets her sexy new co-worker, Paxton Rowe, and realizes he’s the man who just kissed her senseless! Completely senseless. In fact, she’s thought of his lips for days. When she walks into her father’s office and finds out he’s the CFO, it throws her for a loop. How can she focus on fixing things with her father when she can’t get Paxton off her mind? Then Paxton seems to run hot and cold…playing mind games with her. They definitely have chemistry, but he’s holding back. Kingsley realizes he has a few demons of his own. She must determine if he’s worth the fight. Then when tragedy strikes, Kingsley has to battle the demons from her past and find out if she’s strong enough win!

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

First of all I have to say the author sent me a request to review, but since the book was free on Amazon I downloaded it directly from there when I agreed to do the review. I usually get the genre from Amazon, but it’s listed under Dramas & Plays, which it is not. I have it listed above as a Contemporary Romance, because that is technically what it is.

Kingsley went off the rails when she was younger and now she’s doing whatever she can to get back in the good graces of her father. She even got a job working for him, thanks to her mother’s assistance, in hopes that it would bring them closer. Let’s just say things definitely do not go as planned.

“Honestly, because if you’re nice to me, I’ll just want you to kiss me again and since you obviously want to forget that ever happened…since you’re pretending that it never did…then so do I.”

Paxton has demons of his own, but no matter how hard he tries he just cannot stay away from his boss’s daughter. He knows it’s wrong, there’s just nothing he can do to stop it.

“I don’t want to fight this anymore. I’m tired of fighting this. I’m tired of avoiding you.”

I think Kingsley and Paxton find themselves while getting lost in each other. Sometimes it takes the love of someone else to show you who you truly are. In Demons From My Past they battle their attraction, their addictions, and will risk everything for the love neither is sure they deserve but want nonetheless.

“I’m not giving up, Kings. I love you and I’m not giving you up.”

The storyline is really good. It had just enough conflict to make it interesting and the chemistry between Kingsley and Paxton was off the charts. I would recommend this BUT it’s not edited AT ALL. From misspellings to having two different people talking in the same paragraph (yeah that one was completely confusing at times) it just really needs to be professionally edited. If it wasn’t such a captivating story I probably wouldn’t have finished it the way it currently is, but I can say that if it was edited I probably would have given it 4-5 stars instead of the 3 I’m giving it.

My Favorite Moment: I really liked the way Kingsley and Paxton met the first time. It was sexy and intense. Of course, their second time was both awkward and hilarious.

Jenn 3 Heart

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