Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Review: Ends Here (Road To Nowhere #2) by M. Robinson

****4 Stars****

This one was a hard one for me to rate just like the first one. I struggled with the pacing but not nearly as much as I did with the first book. This is Mia & Creed's second book takes off where the cliffhanger leaves us hanging at the end of book one and this book was action packed and filled with tragic events, sexy times, emotional moments, drama, and maybe even a HEA. You'll have to one-click to find that out.

I really liked Creed in this book!! His love for Mia is unwavering and he proves that to her over and over again throughout both books. He is so deserving of her whereas he had made me question him in book one. He was such a great mix of alpha and sweet and perfect for Mia. I loved Mia even more in this book and felt for everything she had to endure. I may have even shed a tear or two. I just wanted to take her into my arms and give her a big huge hug. I think she was confused about what she really wanted throughout the second half of this book which is very understandable given her circumstances.

Ends Here was the perfect conclusion to Mia & Creeds story and I couldn't have hoped for a better story. That epilogue alone; swoon! Thanks M for another awesome story!

Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler

Ashes to ashes.
Dust to dust.
And all that fucking shit.
I had killed.
I had sacrificed.
The innocent and the corrupt. I knew blood and I knew violence.
Never imagining I could know love too.
Mia Ryder was a woman to love. To cherish. To fucking claim. Now, forever, and
every day in between.
If there was anyone I’d go to Hell and back for, it was her.
Even if it meant, going to war with…
My fucking brother.

Review: Paper Fools by Staci Hart

*****4.5 Stars*****

What do you get when two Greek Gods who love to play games, use two unsuspecting humans as their pawns? A solidly entertaining read! Staci Hart tackles Greek mythology against the backdrop of a contemporary NA romance in Paper Fools and I loved every minute of it!

Aphrodite's personal life is a mess. She'd much rather mettle in the affairs of human love than deal with her own issues. She and Apollo are in engaged in a continuous game involving poor unsuspecting humans. If Aphrodite can make two selected people fall in love in a month, she wins. If she can't Apollo wins. Love is her speciality and she has no plans to lose.

Lex and Dean are the two poor unsuspecting souls who are about to have their hearts mettled with. There is an immediate attraction between them, but neither is willing to risk the professional fallout or personal hurt taking a chance in each other would involve. They soon find out that staying apart is easier said than done, especially when two very determined Greek gods are at work behind the scenes.

I enjoyed Paper Fools tremendously. Hart does an excellent job juggling Greek Mythology along with a contemporary romance storyline. This plays out almost like two novels since we have the Greek storyline happening along with Lex and Dean's story. I've read a number of romance over the years that have elements of Greek Mythology, but this one took a unique approach I found intriguing and refreshing. I'm very much looking forward to seeing where this series takes us next.

Reviewed By Rosemary Feil 

Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and re-edited just for you.

Aphrodite knows love — just don’t ask her to figure out her own mess.

Rather than deal with her sticky love life, she toys with the hearts of unwitting humans. It’s a little game she plays, and the stakes are high. Lucky for her, she’s just found the perfect match.

Lex is everything Dean needs, but he can’t have her.

It doesn’t matter that her eyes speak to a long forgotten part of him, or that her art and poetry touch his shredded heart. She’s off limits — crossing that line would implode his band and everything he’s ever cared about. There’s only one option: stay away from her, no matter the cost. Even if the price is his heart.

Dean is everything Lex wants, but she can’t take the risk.

The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice.

If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game. And in the game of love, Aphrodite never loses.

Review: The Player (#1) by K. Bromberg

*****5 Stars*****

This book is a prime example that K Bromberg is definitely an author to be reckoned with. Being the first book in a two part series, or so I'm led to believe, is one of the reasons this book took me by complete surprise.

I love to hate Cliffhangers and I'm not saying this book has a cliffhanger, but imagine this....Me over dramatically falling to my knees at the end and crying out Noooooooooo! Yeah thats how this book made me feel, but that's a good thing, apart from the fact that I now need book 2 like I need air to breathe, but this book got me hook, line and sinker.

Easton Wylder, hot shot baseball player for the Austin Aces, has been out of action due to a potentially career threatening injury. His hope for a swift return lies in the hands of Scout Dalton, Physical Therapist.

As with all good books the lead characters had incredible chemistry. Easton's humour was playful and add that to his extreme sexiness and an air of vulnerability, but still maintaining an alpha male quality, made him absolutely perfect.

From the very beginning I easily got into Scout's mindset and what I loved about her was her sarcasm and wit, especially towards Easton, but at the same time it touched me how much she just needed someone to love her, but feeling like she had noone to turn to.

It isn't very often that a book takes me by complete surprise and a lot of this may have been that I went into this blindly, having not even read the synopsis.

K Bromberg is simply just one of those authors for me, where by I'm fairly confident I'm going to be immersed in another world for a few hours and this book did not disappoint in any way, shape or form.

Reviewed by Louise Dale

Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?

Review: Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole

*****5 Stars*****

God damn it I flove these Hangmen! 

This is the fifth book of the series and focuses on AK and Phebe. 

It is clear to me from the start that the couple have had similar events happen in their past that makes them connect so well, but it's how they handle it that truly made this story. 

Phebes circumstances really got to me. Normally I like to read a book in the mindset of the heroine, but I'm afraid somethings that happened to her were just too harrowing that I just couldn't comprehend, so I found myself in an unusual situation whereby I had to detach myself from the character. This by no means affected my enjoyment of the story, in fact it added a whole new dimension that enabled me to take more notice of many more characters than I otherwise would have.

Phebe on occasion did annoy me, she was stupid and reckless, but at the same time I understood why she did these things and if anything it just highlighted just how damn perfect AK was. 

This brings me onto AK. He has been a character I largely overlooked, until now that is, but this book not only gave me a huge insight into him and his past, but also his incredibly caring persona. 

This book also showcased Vikes huge personality and Flames ongoing journey and relationship with his brother, Lil' Ash. In fact it was clearly making way for future books in this series.

So many things happen in this book. Some I was able to guess but also a few surprises thrown in. 

I am so invested in this series, I feel a certain kind of torture having to wait for the next book. I simply expect to award these books no less than 5 stars and this one was by no means any different. Simply put, this is another first class, dark and twisted release from Tillie Cole.

Reviewed by Louise Dale 


Secrets never stay hidden.

The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.

Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.

As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.

Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

Review: Provocative (White Lies Duet #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

*****5 Stars*****

I've got to be honest in saying that it took me a little while to get into this book, the first in a new duet by Lisa Renee Jones. 
There are so many secrets and threads to this story but they eventually pull together to create a gripping tale.

Nick is a great alpha, with all the controlling tendencies that go along with that title but somehow without being overbearing. 
Faith has so much to deal with, let alone trying to suppress the memories that are stoked by Nick.

This book is well written and the story is intriguing, keeping you hooked throughout. 
There are plenty of questions left unanswered and it does end on a slight cliffhanger. 
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't wait for the concluding book, Shameless.

Reviewed by Vivienne Kauffer 

Book one in the sexy and scintillating new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

Book two: Shameless will be out on July 11th!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Review: The Gravity Of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy C Cherry

*****5 Stars*****

I am in love with this book. I always enjoy reading this authors books and expect to be a sobbing mess by the end but this one was on a different level of emotion and is full of so many feels that the tears did come yet they were not a sobfest, more a sneaky few running down your cheeks accompanied by a warm fuzzy feeling.

The Gravity Of Us is by far my favourite of this series and one I will remember for a long time, yet it is a simple but complicated love story without all the tragic drama. Lucy and Graham are wonderful characters that you want to find a happy ending, preferably together but you are never sure if that is how things will go. 

I love Lucy she is a quirky girl, a weirdo hippie to quote Graham, that loves freely and openly. I loved how she always put everyone first and went out of her way to help anyway she can. Graham I was unsure of at first with his abrupt nature but he definitely grew on me along the way. I loved everything about their story together and the ending was perfect.

A beautiful end to this series that I am sad to see end but I’m excited to see what the author has in store for us next as I love her writing. 

Reviewed by Vikki Ryan

Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

Review: Turning Back (Turning #2) by J.A. Huss

****4 Stars****

If you haven't read book one in this series then you really need to do so before reading book 2 or you will get totally lost. 
This is Quinn and Rochelle's book although Bric plays a huge part in this too.

It's been a year or so since Rochelle disappeared and left Cella in her bed to replace her. Bric has been looking for her but to no avail and Quinn is miserable without her because he had broken the rules and fell in love with her. Cella takes matters into her own hands and sends a private investigator on the case to which he reports back to Bric almost immediately that he has found her. Rochelle comes back and after everything is out in the open and secrets are revealed, Rochelle, Quinn and Bric enter into a new game although this game has no rules. What Quinn doesn't know is that Bric knew some of her secrets but can they stay hidden and can they make it work?

I really liked this book although I had a few mixed feelings halfway through reading. Some of it I found just a little to predictable but it still had me turning pages to find out more, it did however reveal a few little surprises along the way which is always good to keep a reader appeased. The characters are really well developed in this story but Bric really stole the show for me and we saw a side of him that we didn't see in the first book and it drew me to him like a magnet. Rochelle did what she had to do for her own reasons but a little part of me still feels she was still to selfish in the matter. Quinn I absolutely adored and my heart went out to him. The plot is really well written and some of the scenes between the three of them are ultra hot. I really can't wait to see what book 3 brings because I know it's about Bric and I need to know what his story is so I can love him even more.

Reviewed by Claire Lamb 

I lived in the dark for three years. My whole world revolved around the whims and happiness of three men. It was just a trip into the forbidden. A way out of a bad situation and forward into nothingness.

Quin, with his easy smile and charming good looks. He was always there for me... Until he wasn’t.

Smith, and his dispassionate attention. He was never there for me and he never regretted it.

Bric, the one who listened, but only to himself. Self-absorbed, self-obsessed, and self-serving. He was never the one I wanted.

And now he might be the only one I have left.

It was good while it lasted, I guess. But it could’ve been so much more. It could’ve been so much better.

And that’s why I’m turning back.