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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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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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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, means 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 Shifter Variance (The Outlier Prophecies #5) by Tina Gower

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“You’re like werewolf crack…”

 

Genre: Paranormal  Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 235 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

After Kate Hale dodges her predicted death, she learns the anti-fate group Wyrd wasn’t her only enemy. Complicating matters, it seems a highly respected colleague tampered with a forecast. Nobody believes Kate’s discovery, so she must discreetly determine if the hero she admires is involved in the conspiracy to undermine the oracle net.

But Kate sets aside that investigation when Dalia Swanson, Becker’s maybe-sister, is flagged in a missing persons case. All she and her horny werewolf boyfriend would like is some quality time together—except this is the one case that demands their immediate attention.

With New Karma threatening to fill the hole Wyrd left, Kate and Becker struggle to define their relationship and unpredictable future, especially where it concerns Becker’s fate of turning violently feral.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

With Kate and Becker now officially a couple you’d think it would make things easier for them, but that’s never the case in their world. There’s always something that pops up that causes trouble or in this case causes a serious need for scent removal. Never a dull moment when it comes to the Outlier Prophecy.

Becker has new family, Kate has a missing persons case to thwart, and of course they overlap with a side of crazy woman who  can do a little magic. Kate will also discover there are more people like her than she thought and I cannot wait to see what happens down that road.  Nor can I wait to see what happens with the baby fever that seems to be catching.

Shifter Variance is book five in a series that pulls you in and keeps you wondering what will happen next. There’s always some little twist that I never see coming and it’s what keeps me coming back for more. Not to mention I love Becker and Kate!  And her cousin, who by far adds the humor.

My Favorite Moment is when Kate learns the meaning of her nickname, Katie Cupcake. Hank is such the romantic.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Bound By Temptation (Bound by #2) by Trish McCallan

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“Hands to themselves…sure…piece of fucking cake.”

 

Genre: Military Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 164 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Dumped and disillusioned…

Emma Janssen’s perennial good luck has run dry…
First there’s the weekend of heated sensuality she’d shared with Lucas Trammel, followed by three months of humiliating silence. And then there’s her testy new home, which is slowly nickel-and-diming her to death. Add in a band of ruthless killers hot on her tail, and her perfect life is in a nasty meltdown. Even so, the very last thing she needs is Lucas racing to her rescue. She’d given the man her love once and he’d abandoned her. She’s not about to let him close enough to hook her heart for a second time.

Deadly and dangerous…

Lucas has been lying to Emma for years…
As a special operator with ST7, life has taught Lucas to hold his Navy credentials close to his ballistics vest. It doesn’t pay to let civilians know what he does for a living. When one hot as hell weekend threatens to become more than a three-night stand, Lucas takes a giant step back. Emma is the kind of woman a man marries. But she’s a civilian. Civilians and black ops don’t mix. So he bails on her. He’s convinced he’d made the right call…until he finds out she’s in danger. The thought of a world without Emma? Wasn’t going to happen, even if that means kidnapping her himself.

Driven and Desperate…

Injured pride is all good and well until it gets you killed…
Emma isn’t stupid. After narrowly escaping an abduction thanks to Lucas’s timely intervention, she accepts his protection. But as the days drag on, and their passion rekindles she finds herself fighting two battles—one against the unidentified killers intent on taking her life, and one against the sexy Navy SEAL determined to steal back her heart.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Three nights of passion. Two hearts falling. One too scared to follow through. Three months later Lucas finds himself unable to walk away from her again. Emma needs his help whether she’ll admit it or not and he’s giving it regardless.

Lucas is a SEAL, his life is hard, deployments are sometimes long, and he would never put someone he loved through waiting around and wondering what ifs. So he walked away from Emma and convinced himself every day he’d done the right thing. That is until he finds out Emma is in danger then he becomes hell-bent on protecting her.

A ransacked house, an unfeeling detective, a dog with her life on the line, an attempted kidnapping and all this because of something Emma knew nothing about. The one thing she did know was that she wasn’t safe, but letting Lucas help her was like stepping in front of the firing range. She’d loved him and he’d disappeared without so much as a phone call. And not even that heartbreak could convince her body that she no longer loved him.

The sexual tension is beyond thick and when it finally breaks it’s like a dam cracked and its water is suddenly feeding the desert. The action and suspense had my eyes glued to the pages; definitely never a dull moment.

Bound by Temptation is a non-stop suspenseful rush. Who’s after Emma? What do they want? What the hell just happened? And I can’t forget the…can y’all please just freaking kiss already!?!?

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of In Safe Hands (Search and Rescue #4) by Katie Ruggle

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Protect and Serve

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 416 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

It’s all come down to this…

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she’ll never be a part of the world…until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Chris did something he could never right, he hesitated, and he’s been secretly trying to make up for it ever since. That’s the kind of man he is. Loyal, caring, and being a sexy deputy to boot; he has a little bit of everything that makes a man great.

Daisy will not leave her house, she hasn’t for over eight years. She’s set up precautions to keep the world out, including electric locks and even metal shutters. The only problem with keeping the world out is that it also keeps her in. The only reality she gets is watching her neighbors from her bedroom window and the visits from Chris.

After seeing something crazy, Daisy’s world becomes a lot bigger, starting with Lou and her whiteboard. Then all the men and woman we’ve fallen in love with throughout the Search and Rescue series are welcomed into Daisy’s home and nothing will ever be the same for her, including conspiracy theories, training sessions, an occasional hint of terror.

“I don’t hate it when you touch me. What makes you think that?”

She shrugged. “Whenever I try to give you a hug, you jump away like you’re a cat and I’m an ocean wave.”

“No, I don’t.”

“Please.” The complete and total lie made her smirk at him. “The last time I tried to hug you, after you gave me Max, you couldn’t run away fast enough. Admit it – you’re a total hug-blocker.”

In Safe Hands is a creepy suspense that begins right where Gone Too Deep left off, but even with knowing who the killer is it doesn’t take away from the anticipation of what will happen next. Between the intermingling of characters I loved to the uncertainty of what would happen next I couldn’t put it down. And the sort of odd chemistry between Chris and Daisy was as odd as it was intriguing.

My Favorite Hilarious Moment: The first time everyone shows up to workout at Daisy’s house was hilariously entertaining. I’m pretty sure I laughed from beginning to end. Damn that crazy Lou!

Jenn 5 Heart

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