Review of Decker by Eden Summers

“I want her. I need her.”

 

Genre: Thriller & Suspense, Organized Crime, Romance

Length: 405 Pages

POV:  Alternating First Person

Description:

He protected me from danger and became my biggest threat.

He’s my defender. My savior.
A brutally determined man with a cocky smirk and an equally cocky attitude.

Broad. Strong. Focused.
He seduces me with his flirtation.
Warms me with his care.

But he’s hiding something.
There are ulterior motives beyond his concern for my security.
A thirst for more than my safe keeping.

I can’t fall for him. Can’t be tempted by his touch.

Not when he can’t be trusted.

But questioning my protector means I’ve now become his target.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

Decker begins right where Hunter left off.

From reading Hunter I assumed Decker was just his right hand man, but he has his own agendas. His own secrets. And they are ones that put them all in jeopardy.

“Don’t treat you like glass. Don’t get cocky. Don’t shove my dick up your ass. Jeez, Keira, you’re a bossy little thing.”

Keira is basically a mob princess. Decker is being charged with her safety. Can you spell disaster with betrayal? Sprinkle in a little lust and heads will roll.

“He was mind-blowing. He rocked my world. I saw stars and unicorns, and maybe a baby llama, too.”

There’s never a dull moment. Decker is full of twists, turns, and even cliffs to jump off. I want to go into detail, but I don’t want to give anything away. All I can say is it is definitely worth the read! Eden Summers knows how to do suspense.

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Review of Hunter by Eden Summers

“When this is over, you’re mine.”

 

Genre: Thriller & Suspense, Organized Crime, Romance

Length: 268 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

A seductively thrilling game of cat and mouse destined to leave you breathless.

I’ve been running for ten years – fleeing my past and clawing my way toward an inescapable act of vengeance.

Until he walks into my life, sure and strong and full of secrets.

He dilutes my thirst for retribution with his touch. He obliterates my need for solitude with his kiss. But it’s his hidden agenda that makes the hair on the back of my neck prickle.

He wants something. Something that doesn’t revolve around sweaty skin and tangled silk sheets like he’d have me believe.

I have to stop falling for him, otherwise the last ten years will all be for nothing. I need to keep running, keep fighting for vengeance, even though I know he will track me down.

But trying to escape him is just another problem. Because now I crave the hunt.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Sarah (aka Steph) wanted vengeance for her family and in looking for it she became something of a dark angel. She’d find people who escaped punishment for their crimes, or who were able to escape justice all together, and then she would dish out the pain they’d given to others. Her end game though was very personal.

Luke (aka Hunter) has his own objectives and he shouldn’t let a woman he knows has secrets beneath his skin, but he just can’t stay away from her. In the end he’ll want to protect her, even if it is from herself.

“You two are perfect for each other. Silent, secretive, and socially awkward.”

Their journey is a dark and twisted one, but in the end she’ll get her revenge and he’ll suffer the consequences, yet somehow they both win.

One of my favorite parts was that he was a sweet stalker. I loved his notes…

“You’re not good at this, are you? I like those pajamas. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

Hunter is truly a story of cat and mouse. Two people pretending to be someone else, yet still unable to fight the spark that ignites between them. It grabbed my attention from the very first page and never let it go.

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Review of Hidden (Deep Ops #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

“It was a hard-out, full-on possession.”

 

Genre: Suspense, Romance

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Hide. That’s all Pippa can do to escape the terror chasing her. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo . . .

Run. Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up . . .

Fight. Someone’s gone to a lot of trouble to bring them together. No matter how much he resents that, and his own driving needs, Malcolm will have to dig deep and let loose the banished killer inside himself, or Pippa’s fears could come true faster than the flip of a bolt in a lock . . .

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Kensington Publishing Corp via NetGalley.*

Pippa ran away from her life the day before she turned eighteen. The day before she was supposed to marry the Profit. Seven years she’s spent running and hiding. They’d tried to bring her back once, since then she’s avoided people and anywhere there could be a camera. She knew hiding wasn’t living, but anything was better than going back to the family.

Malcolm was an undercover cop and after his last job he retired to a small country house in the middle of nowhere. His only neighbor was Pippa. He thought it was perfect. Turned out to be a setup. He was too good at being undercover for someone not to want him, but he was torn about doing it again. That is until he realized he had feelings for his adorable neighbor and wanted to prove her innocence; then he was all in.

Not knowing who to trust Pippa ventures into opening up to Malcolm, but when she wants to tell him everything she’s been hiding she discovers everything has been a lie. He wasn’t as retired as he’d claimed to be and apparently he was undercover…with her.

Malcolm may have been doing his job, but his feelings for Pippa were real. All he had to do was prove it to her, keep her safe, and save a bunch of innocent people in the process.

The family is a bunch of insane cult people all wanting to please their Profit. They’re all about sex, drugs, and reigning holy fire on the impure.

Hidden is on the edge of your seat suspenseful, throw me down on the kitchen table and spank my ass kind of hot, and high heel wearing German shepherd kind of hilarious. It’s for sure a captivating page turner! And after the little preview of Deep Ops #2 in the back I am definitely excited to see what comes next.

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Review of Ticket to Love (A Cedar Falls Love Story #1) by R.C. Matthews

“Before today, I never wanted to be a crumb of cake so badly.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 292 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

After only one year on the police force, I’m already eyeing my first promotion. Chasing my dreams is hard when my family is disappointed that I chose not to run our B&B. Not to mention writing tickets, keeping the peace, and arresting criminals is hard on your love life.

That’s why I went for Don: he’s smoking hot and just passing through town. Our evening between the sheets was perfect … until it wasn’t. Turns out my one-night stand is actually my best friend’s wedding planner. He’s hanging out in our small town for the next three months, meeting with my friends, negotiating deals, looking at houses, and oh—he’s also the main suspect in my first police investigation. The case I must solve to become a detective. And the crux of it all? I’m falling head over heels for the guy.

I’ve dreamed my whole life of this promotion. I thought I’d never find love. Now I’m afraid I might lose both.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from NK Author Services in exchange for an honest review.*

Kristy just celebrated her first year of being a police officer and she’s working hard to get detective, but her first case has her newfound love interest as a possible suspect. He’s also present at several other crimes making it difficult for her to do her job when her heart keeps second guessing everything and vice versa.

Don is a wedding planner. It isn’t a job most men do, but he has his reasons, and he’s damn good at it. He has a way of making everyone feel included, averting possible problems, and doing it all with a genuine smile. He’s a sweetheart and he knows what he wants in life. He just wish Kristy was as sure of herself as he was of her.

Ticket to Love has more small town drama than romance or suspense. Everything seems to revolve around the small town life and small town politics and it drowns out the romance. And yes there’s a little suspense, but it’s not really suspenseful if that makes any sense whatsoever. Most of the time it’s finding out about Don’s past and why he should be a suspect, everything outside of that just sort of happens and then bam the culprit is identified.

It didn’t draw me into the story like I would have wanted. Even though it’s written in first person I felt like an outsider looking in. Don’s character felt more developed than Kristy’s, which seeing as how it’s from her POV may be the reason for the disconnect.

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Review of Tail (Carolina Bad Boys #6) by Rie Warren

“Going, going, gone.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 236 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

I’m most known for honeys on my arms and notches on my bedpost. But this time, I’m not chasing tail. Every rose has its thorn, and I’ve just been snagged.

TAIL
I have girls lapping out of my hands, forming lines for a chance to dance on my cock. Until she shows up. And it all grinds to a halt. Madison Rose Rush. No joke there. One look at her, and I feel a rush all over my body. I want that thing all the other dudes found. Love. A mate. A classy broad I probably don’t deserve.

I know one thing.

Maddy Rush—Handsome’s sexy sister—is strictly off-limits.

Is that gonna stop me?

Hell. No. Not even with the Bad Seeds MC breathing down my neck for a debt I can’t pay.

MADDY
VP of Retribrewtion Brewery, heiress to the Rush Distillery empire, I’ve played by the family’s rules. I’m community-spirited, high-class, worldly-wise . . . but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a good girl.

And Tail makes me want to be bad in ways I never even knew. He’s dangerously gorgeous. He’s affiliated with the same MC as my big brother. He has inked sleeves and sex on the brain and Max warned me away from him.

Is that going to stop me?

Hell no.

Nothing will stop us. Nothing. Until a rival MC—outlaw bikers—retaliates against Tail. Bad Seeds indeed.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Tail is short for Taylor, but everyone thinks his nickname fits because of all the tail that rotates through his room at the clubhouse. That is until he first sees Maddy and then she’s all he wants. Celibate and focused on woman, besides his mama, is new territory for him, but never once does he ever lose sight of his goal…Maddy.

Maddy is Handsome’s sister and runs Retribrewtion with him. The last thing she wants is to have someone with Tail’s reputation hitting on her, but when he starts showing up with babies in tow for office picnics and other random sweet acts it’s hard to keep saying no.

“Newsflash: babies…cute. But babies didn’t crap unicorn and rainbows. What came out of that tiny little bottom was nasty gunky hazardous waste.”

A debt owed to the Bad Seeds who are becoming a little more threatening, an overprotective brother who wants him far away from his sister, and an ill mother who needs constant supervision…just a normal day for Tail. But what keeps a smile on his face? One Maddy Rush.

Tail, like all of the previous Carolina Bad Boys books, was a fantastic read that had just enough suspense to keep the background interesting and just enough steam to keep the pages fired up.

My Favorite Moment: Bachelor action!

Gliding toward the stage, Maddy parted the sea of people. And when she stood directly in front of me as I toyed with the belt buckle at my waist, she looked up at me.

“Five grand.” Her voice rang out over the crowd, silencing all other bidders.

And that was fucking it. Going, going, gone.

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Review of Correlation of Fate (The Outlier Prophecies #6) by Tina Gower

“I’m yours. I’ll say it over and over until you believe it.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?

But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

With a pack baby on the way things are getting more domesticated around the house. It also means there’s more trouble brewing on the horizon. Lucky for Kate Hale and Ian Becker that they’ve developed more connections along the way than they realize and it’s through those  connections that everything will come to an end.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Ian’s story and although there are more stories to come this pretty much brought everything mystery to conclusion. The only issue I have is that the suspense didn’t build as well as I’d have hoped, but the bad guy finally gets caught and the house is officially a pack house with everyone settling into their rightful roles.

There will be a full length standalone Kate and Becker mystery in the future along with Ali Hale’s story. So if you don’t want the series to end there will be more coming don’t worry.

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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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