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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Book Review: Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand


Dirty Blood
(Dirty Blood - Book #1)
by Heather Hildenbrand
Kindle Edition, 289 Pages
ASIN: B004V08RS2
Source: Ebook - Own

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Sometimes family can be the death of you...

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted–and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock. And that was the moment he showed up.


Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.

“Heather Hildenbrand is one of my favorite YA paranormal authors. Her Dirty Blood series is a must-read!” -Ella James, author of the Stained series

Fans of YA Paranormal, Hunters, Shifters, and Werewolves will love the Dirty Blood series!

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All Tara is trying to do is save her relationship with her best friend and boyfriend. Things don't go so well on the date and Tara ends up walking home alone in the middle of the night. 

Tara knows her life is about to end when suddenly she has ninja like skills and kills a girl. Not a normal girl a werewolf shifter. Tara thinks her eyes are playing tricks on her no way did a girl just morph into a wolf and back again.

Then out of nowhere a guy appears. Wes ...... 

Wes saves her from shock and tries to help her understand what has just happened to her. Along with Wes's make shift parents Jack and Fee, Tara will understand the world from a new view and she might not like what she sees. There is no going back now. Tara's life is in danger along with everyone she ever loved.

Now with Wes and the group that calls the selves The Cause, Tara must learn to kick some werewolf ass and quick because there is War and Tara just got thrown to the WOLVES..... haha

I love Tara and Wes's connection and I definitely need to know how there story goes. I like Tara's acceptance of her situation and her stubbornness that everyone run her life for her when she is perfectly capable. Wes is so sweet with his protectiveness of Tara and the fact that he wants to fight FATE of the pull they have with each other. Do we make our future or is the future already written for us? Good story for all ages. 

Rating: 2 1/2 Stars




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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Book Review: Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott

Dirty Talk
by S.L. Scott
Kindle Edition, 290 Pages
ASIN: B01BWAVWM
Source: Ebook - Own

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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Resistance comes this new STANDALONE contemporary romance.

Because first love deserves a second chance

One month.

One movie.

One shot at a second chance.

I fell madly in love at first sight with Jane Lewis.

The girl with bright green eyes, a pretty smile, and great ass owned my heart. I thought she was happy with the status quo, but ten years later, I foolishly let her go. Despite dating other women, no one compares to my first love. We are meant to be together, and I’m going to try my damnedest to convince her of that.

Luke Anders tricked me. The deal was sealed before I knew he was behind it.

We agreed to be just friends. Simple. Easy. But it’s not just the weather that’s hot in Texas. I was a fool to think I could resist him. He knows how to work his charms and those kissable lips, that great jaw, and biceps. We are here to work, but he has become downright distracting.

I’m strong. I can handle one month of his flirtatious sexual torture. But if I happen to fall in bed with that sexy bastard for a night, or three, does that make me weak? Asking for a friend, of course.

I guess I’m about to find out when love gets messy, it’s not just the talk that’s dirty.

**BONUS BOOK EDITION of Dirty Talk includes the full novel of Sweet Talk. "Sweet Talk is a fun, sexy, emotionally-rich second chance romance with a charm-your-panties-off hero." ~ New York Times Bestselling Author, Violet Duke


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Luke & Jane met in high school and became a couple. They have loved each other since they were 16. They were very happy together and Jane wanted more. Jane wanted marriage and babies but Luke was not in the same place. So Jane leaves

Luke having to live his life without Jane regrets not giving her what she wanted. But now Jane is engaged to Lawrence and he does not think he will get a chance with Jane again.

Jane writes a movie script and Luke loves it. So Luke buys the script and they proceed to make a movie together.

I have mixed feelings on this story. Jane is selfish. She left Luke and then expected him to never have sex with anyone else. But Luke is a very attractive young man and just wants to feel better so he fills his life with meaningless one night stands. Jane wants Luke back but cannot see past all the woman he was with….. REALLY. She’s an idiot. You can’t breakup with a guy and expect him to never be with anyone else. And she was engaged after all.

Luke can’t get past the hurt of Jane giving up and leaving. She broke both their hearts. I agree Luke was somewhat to blame for not committing to Jane but both of these characters are a bit whinny.

I like the overall story and the way the couple found themselves back together.

Rating: 2 STARS





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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Book Review: Chronicles of Whimsy: Reborn (Book #3)

Reborn
(Chronicles of Whimsy - Book #3)
by T. Edwin Perry
Kindle Edition, 786 Pages
ASIN: B01MG4LXWK
Source: Paperback - Own

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Exiled by the Fae and rejected by the Broken, Whimsy has spent the last year trapped alone in Everwynn, struggling to survive in a world where nearly everything is trying to kill her. Meanwhile, visions of Josiah's plans to seize control of this magical world and punish her for standing against him haunt her dreams, but when a stranger arrives with an offer that may help her defeat the Dragon once and for all, Whimsy finds herself on her most dangerous quest yet to find her missing friends in the Elflands before Josiah can use them against her.

With more action, romance, and magic than ever before, the Epic Adventure Ends with a Vengeance in REBORN, the final installment of the Chronicles of Whimsy trilogy!

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We left off with Whimsy exiled by the Fae and the Broken don't want anything to do with her either.

Whimsy has been alone for a year and struggles everyday in a strange land where everything and almost everyone wants her dead. Whimsy is haunted by Josiah's plan to destroy the WORLD and has to come up with a plan to stop him. But what can you do to protect a world who no longer wants you to be part of it.

Hope is offered to Whimsy and she must find her missing friends and reunite them in order to succeed and take out Josiah once and for all. 

Questions that lie ahead:
1. Will her friends still be her friends?
2. Are they willing to help her defeat Josiah and save Everwynn?
3. Is her magic strong enough to conquer a DRAGON?
4. Can she trust the stranger that offers hope?
5. Will she ever find her way back HOME? 
6. Where is Whimsy's HOME, with her father or in Everwynn?
7. Can she find her friends and Trager?
8. Will Trager still love her after all that has happened?

All of these questions are answered in this amazing 3rd and final installment of Chronicles of Whimsy.

Amazing adventure that had me on the edge. I love action in books and this did not disappoint. Lots of action and magic, even a little bit of romance.

If you like fantasy this is the series for you. It has dragons, wizards, fae, trolls, elves. Definitely a must read.

Rating: 5 STARS



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If you have not read the first book in this series check it out now. This adventure is perfect for people of all ages. 

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Compared to her friends, Whimsy Lafayette had never been exactly “normal,” but nothing in her life could have prepared her for the challenges that she was about to face. It was the first day of her senior year and her seventeenth birthday, so to mark the occasion, her father gave her two very special gifts: the crystal pendant bearing an eight-pointed star, a family heirloom that was all that remains of his own childhood, and the promise that he would finally reveal to her the secrets of his mysterious past. But before he has the chance to fulfill that promise, Whimsy is magically transported to the fantastic world of Everwynn, a place filled with amazing surprises and terrible dangers. She is surrounded by the wondrous creatures of her father's bedtime stories: powerful Fae, cunning Wizards, mischievous Dragons and warring Elves, but she quickly discovers that this is no Fairy Tale, and the dangers confronting her are very real. Now, Whimsy must learn how to survive in this strange new world and discover how she is connected to it while struggling to find her way home.

The Chronicles of Whimsy Adventure begins with BIRTHRIGHT , but it continues at www.ChroniclesofWhimsy.com Check in often for extras and downloads that you won't find anywhere else, including the exclusive short story series, The Tales of Everwynn


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Broken (Book #2)


Whimsy has found her way back from Everwynn, but nothing is the way that she left it. With her home destroyed by the Dragon's fire, Whimsy has lost everything but her memories, and those memories are tearing her apart. Not only is she haunted by the events of her time in Everwynn, but she is also having visions, reliving the horrific memories that she absorbed when Josiah destroyed the Well of Soul. Worst of all is the discovery that Josiah is still alive, trapped within the prison of her own mind because she used a magic that she didn't fully understand in order to defeat him. Now, her only hope of freeing herself from these problems is to return to the place where it all began and seek out the help of the friends she left behind. Will Whimsy find the help she is looking for, or will she remain BROKEN forever? The Epic Adventure Continues with BROKEN, the Second Installment in the Chronicles of Whimsy Trilogy!





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Please visit The Chronicles of Whimsy for more information on the author or links to purchase your copy today. Available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Papercopy.

If you just can't get enough of Everwynn, want a sample or to check out some FREE short stories visit The Chronicles of Whimsy Site.



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Book Review: Sweet Talk by SL Scott

Sweet Talk
by SL Scott
Kindle Edition, 341 Pages
ASIN: B01LBWAVWM
Source: Ebook - Own

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Librarian's Note: This is a retitled edition of ASIN B01DT9ZWVA — Models on Top - Danny

From the New York Times Bestselling Author that brought you The Resistance comes this sexy romantic comedy standalone.

Everything you’ve heard about modeling is true, and you haven’t heard the half of it.

It’s glamorous.


It’s sexy.

And yes, the line between work and reality often blurs.

We’re not just prototypes of perfection. Models have feelings and desires, too. We may be genetically gifted, but we’re still human.

I’m only human. Yes, an extraordinary specimen that earns more in a day than most make in a year, but this eight pack didn’t create itself. I spend hours working on this body. The good looks just come natural. *Winks* Thanks, Mom and Dad.

I’m Danny Weston, Supermodel.

But one path was traded for another when I chose this career. Ten years later, I would trade my career to have it back. To have her back.

Reese Carmichael is the one woman I would give it all up for, and the only one I can’t have. Yet
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Danny Weston is a successful "supermodel". 

Reese Carmichael is a successful advertising agent.

They dated in college and were madly in love, addicted to one another. Then Reese fled thinking Danny was to in love with being a model. Reese felt to alone and detached from Danny. But the night she left Danny was going to ask her to marry him. Give up modeling if that is what they needed to be together. Danny never got the chance.

Now, 10 years later.... The distance and time apart can not change the chemistry these 2 people have. They are volcanic when together. You feel their love, sexual tension, their desire for one another. Reese regrets walking away and Danny regrets letting her go.

Reese and Danny are amazing together. I want to know more about the neighbor Holli and her boyfriend Dalton. I think we need more background content there. I found Holli interesting and refreshing. I love that Reese is not threatened by Holli and Danny's friendship. I wish that Keaton had gotten screwed a little more in the end but I liked this storyline and the ending was perfect. HEA... of course.

**Please note that Sweet Talk is included with Dirty Talk. There is no separate book to purchase on Amazon/Kindle that I could find.

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars





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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Troublemaker by Melissa Pearl

Troublemaker
(Sonbirg - Book #6)
by Melissa Pearl
Kindle Edition, 372 Pages
ISBN: 1523312025
Source: Ebook - Prime Loan

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Kelly DeMarco is out of Marcus Chapman’s league. When they met in high school he was besotted with the blue-eyed goddess, but she never gave him the time of day.

High school is now over and the tide is turning.

Five years later, Kelly is job-hunting and the best she can find happens to be Marcus Chapman’s personal assistant. He is thrilled by this second chance and determined to win the beauty’s affections, but Kelly has no intention of falling for the “class clown.”

What you’re looking for can be hiding right in front of you.

In spite of her resolve, Marcus’s playful charm begins to chip away at Kelly’s protective veneer, and she starts to realize that tall, dark, and mysterious isn’t a requirement, and sometimes Mr. I Don’t Think So can actually be Mr. Perfect.

Will Kelly’s obsession with keeping up appearances push Marcus away, or will he have enough drawing power to convince his favorite girl that honest love can outclass anything?

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Marcus is a band manager with Torrence Records. Kelly is set to inherit Fashion Empire. Marcus has loved Kelly DeMarco since the moment he laid eyes on her in high school. Kelly ignored him and was mean to him but Marcus loved her anyway.

Kelly wants real world experience, she wants to do her own thing, find her own boyfriend and she does not care about the FAMILY BUSINESS.

Kelly gets a job working for Marcus and at first does not realize it is the same NERDY Marcus from high school. But they have both changed and Marcus is charming and cute now. But he still is very much in love with Kelly.

Determined to make Kelly smile and laugh Marcus takes things at a good pace until he can get Kelly to take a chance, trust him and open her heart and mind to new possibilities.

Kelly is afraid and needs to trust Marcus and these new feelings she is feeling when they are together.

Kelly has to choose between life of a wealthy, bored, marrying for the good of the family girl or a life of smiles, happiness, laughter, safety, and love.

Loved this story and the fight that Kelly has internally from the beginning to the end. Growing up in a certain society and trying to fit into that lifestyle when you never feel like you ever have. I loved it.

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars


 



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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Book Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched
Mercy Thompson - Book #9
by Patricia Briggs
ISBN: 0425256766
Source: Hardcover - Own

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Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

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Aiden is fire touched. Thought to be a fae but the boy who appears to be a 10 year old is several decades old and human. How did that happen? Underhill changed him.

So I admit I absolutely love Mercy Thompson and the pack of Werewolves that she runs with. But I get very lost with all the Old Joe/Coyote and Magical Lands talk.

I could be wrong in my interpretation but it appears to me that some human children were stolen and Underhill being a place as well as a Fae Being changed the children by making them be able to control the 4 elements. Fire, Water, Earth, Air..... of the 4 children Aiden is the only survivor. Aiden escapes Underhill leaving her alone and mad. Underhill is only accessible through the Fae Sanctuary. Underhill is feared by most of the Fae and the Fae want Mercy and Adam to return Aiden to make her happy. 

Underhill's minions have unleashed a Troll on the bridge who is very dangerous and eating cars and or people. After taking on the Troll the Fae want to make a deal with the Wolfpack. Mercy declares the Tri-City as their territory and states protection for all that the wolf pack deem worthy and necessary, which in turn starts a feud with the Fae.

The Fae want to make a deal in order to keep peace between the Fae and the werewolves but in order to do so they want Aiden. Adam will not give them Aiden. Aiden does not want to go back and be a prisoner. So their deal includes Aiden giving them a Fae artifact from Underhill. So Adam, Aiden and Mercy need to go into Underhill and survive her and the Fae that want the war with the human and wolves.

The story dealing with Underhill was very hard for me to follow. She is a Fae being and a place but living and magical, evil but caring for Aiden.... Very difficult to understand. I understood that Underhill cares for Aiden and is alone. She wants company and likes to play games but doesn't understand FREEDOM or the dangers that Underhill and Faeland hold for Aiden.

Aiden's character is a nice addition to the pack. I hope in the next part of the story they make it official and make him pack.  It will be good since he can help Joel control the Tibean/Fire Dog Demon. 

Once again Mercy gets into a bit of trouble and takes the pack with her. Although her intentions make since and Adam backs her decision to protect Aiden.

Mercy takes a lot of crap from the pack about not belonging since she is a Coyote shifter and not a werewolf. Mercy can stand up for herself and has always defended herself when needed. But Mercy is still caring, loving. loyal, and puts her life on the line for any pack member, she deserves some respect. Adam feels the same way and is tired of the BS dished out to Mercy. Adam puts his foot down and demands that the pack respect and treat Mercy as the ALPHA's mate.

It's about time. I wondered how long Adam was going to let the judgement and disrespecting of Mercy go on. He is the Alpha and the pack should RESPECT his decisions even if they disagree. Mercy is Adam's decision.

Rating: 3 1/2 STARS



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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Book Review: Fade Into You by Tracy Wolff

Fade Into You
(Shaken Dirty - Book #3)
by Tracy Wolff
Kindle Edition, 296 Pages
ASIN: B017RBWIB8
Source: Ebook - Own

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She’s one addiction he can’t resist.

Wyatt Jennings has been called a lot of things by the media. Bad-boy rocker. Intense drummer. Addict.

Finally out of rehab and desperate for a fresh start, Wyatt rejoins his mega-platinum rock band Shaken Dirty as they prepare for their world tour. But Wyatt’s demons are never far behind, always nipping at his heels for one. More. Fix.

Enter Poppy Germaine, the band’s new social media consultant. A beautiful bombshell who somehow manages to get underneath Wyatt’s skin, Poppy’s an addiction Wyatt can get behind. And even though she’s with the label—and therefore off-limits—he craves her. Needs her.

Except Poppy isn’t actually a social media consultant. She’s the daughter of the label’s CEO, sent undercover to babysit Wyatt and keep him from falling off the wagon again. Proving herself to her father is Poppy’s only goal—until she finds herself in Wyatt’s bed. But if Wyatt discovers the truth, it could send him spiraling all over again…

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Poppy & Wyatt

Wyatt is the drummer for the band Shaken Dirty. He is brilliant, talented, kind, loyal, sexy as hell and a recovering heroin addict and alcoholic.

Poppy works for her dad with the label and the agency that represents/protects Shaken Dirty. Poppy is supposed to work behind the scenes because her dad is a egotistical bully. He feels woman don't know the industry and are not smart enough for this work. Her main job is marketing.

Poppy wants to prove her dad wrong and works really hard to do that. Poppy's twin brother Caleb tries to switch roles with Poppy and asks her to go to Austin to babysit Wyatt after he gets out of rehab.

Poppy does not want to lie to the band about her intentions but for the good of the business she must. She goes for a half truth stating that she is there to improve there social media, which she does.

After a sexy encounter with Wyatt in a dark alleyway Poppy is a little SHAKEN. Now she must face the music.

Wyatt tries very hard to keep the cravings away but when addition grabs onto you that is all you can feel.

Tracy Wolff does an excellent job in describing the heroine addiction and the feel and pull that the drugs have on a person. I know from being friends with an addict that those feelings don't just go away after rehab. You have to fight them everyday to keep them away.

The relationship between Wyatt and Poppy was excellent. Poppy's encouragement and positivity with Wyatt's self doubt and self loathing played off each other nicely. 

Rating: 4 Stars




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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Book Review: Drive Me Crazy by Tracy Wolff

Drive Me Crazy
(Shaken Dirty - Book #2)
by Tracy Wolff
Kindle Edition, 210 Pages
ASIN: B00I1VX9YO
Source: Ebook - Own

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Former rivals Quinn Bradford and Elise McKinney are not friends, at least not anymore. As teens, all they cared about was psyching each other out before concerts. But when Quinn—now the keyboardist for Shaken Dirty, the hottest rock band on the scene—returns to his hometown and hears about the car accident that shattered Elise's career, he's determined to make things right.

Elise wants nothing to do with an arrogant rock star, despite how bad she so clearly wants him, so Quinn kidnaps the stubborn little piano player and whisks her back to his mansion. A little seduction might be just the thing to keep Elise under his care…and in his bed. But amid pranks both childish and very adult, their past comes rearing back to haunt them. And it might be more than either of them can forget.
His rival’s in his bed, and this rocker is ready to play.

Series order:
Shaken Dirty Book 1: Crash Into Me
Shaken Dirty Book 2: Drive Me Crazy
Shaken Dirty Book 3: Fade Into You
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Elise is a successful pianist. Quinn is a successful Rock N Rock Star. When these 2 Worlds collide music is made.

Elise and Quinn know each other from when they were 16. They were competitors on the classical music circuit. Both very talented pianists. After Quinn takes Elise to another level in there relationship he bails.

Elises dad is controlling and mean. Quinn's dad is abusive and evil. Elise understands while Quinn bailed she just did not know if he was alive.

10 years later Elise is in a horrible car accident that means she must leave her pianist career behind her and find herself a new course in life. Quinn's tour with Shaken Dirty ends due to internal band brother issues and decides to take care of Elise after hearing about her unfortunate accident.

Elise can't forget Quinn walking out of her and never making contact but she realizes she still loves Quinn. Quin realizes he has always loved Elise and needs to make things right between them and win her back.

--I like Elise's character. I love that she is super serious most of the time but she can't help but let that part of herself fade with Quinn. Quinn loves to play pranks on Elise and she is not one to back down to a challenge and gives it back.  The fun side of Elise's character is the best, very carefree and loving. Quinn is so sweet with his soft side. And Elise's last prank of the book I died laughing and was horrified at the same time. I mean OMG how could anyone do that to something so beautiful and PINK..... FUNNY. And I like the fact that Elise found a new passion with music.

Rating: 3 1/2 STARS





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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Crash Into Me (Shaken Dirty) by Tracy Wolff

Crash Into Me
(Shaken Dirty - Book #1)
by Tracy Wolff
Kindle Edition, 268 Pages
ASIN: B00F8FXG8U
Source: Ebook - Own

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She's totally off-limits, but this rocker wants a taste...

Jamison Matthews has lusted after Ryder Montgomery since she was a preteen. But now that Ryder and her brother's band, Shaken Dirty, has made it huge, she's just one of many pining for the brooding lead singer. Too bad Ryder still sees her as a little sister. Not that it matters. Her brother would never allow it, and the last thing Jamison wants is to be another notch on a rock star's bed post. Even if it's Ryder's.

Ryder doesn't deserve happiness. After his fame destroyed his last girlfriend, he swore he'd never fall in love again. So when Jamison, the girl he's been in danger of loving for years, joins the band on the road, he'll do anything to deny the sparks between them--even after one hot night together. But Jamison is determined to show Ryder that he's worthy of love--her love--and that she's all grown up and ready to play.

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Jamison & Ryder

Ryder, Quinn, Wyatt, Micah, Jared (Jamison’s brother) are in the band named Shaken Dirty. Jamison has known the guys for most of her life.

Jamison has been in love with Ryder Matthews since she was 14 not that Ryder would ever think of her that way.

After Ryder’s failed relationship with Carrie he felt he was damaged. Carrie took her own life and Ryder could not save her. Ryder was not good enough for her.

Jamison’s life is falling apart. She lost her car, got dumped by her boyfriend, lost her job and that was just in the current week. Jamison tries to surprise Jared and the band but ends up being assaulted and saved by Ryder. Now with no other alternative her brother Jared has offered her a job on tour with Shaken Dirty to be their chef so they can eat healthier while on tour.

Ryder and Jamison become too close for Jared’s liking and tells Ryder to back off. Ryder tries very hard to stay away from Jamison but he just can’t.

After starting something with Jamison he can’t go back. Needs her touch, love, and so much more. Jamison knows it is just a matter of time before Ryder gets bored with her and wants to go back to the groupies and models he was SPENDING TIME WITH before.

As things unfold for the band it becomes more clear that Jamison is needed and loved by all. She is sweet, kind, caring and wants to make her own way in the world. Ryder’s character has trouble getting past his demons. I want to know more about Ryder’s childhood as the author hints at it but does not really go into any real detail.

Rating: 3 1/2 STARS






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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review: Bound and Freed by Nikki Sex

Bound & Freed Series
by Nikki Sex
Kindle Edition, 388 Pages
ASIN: B00BSB5B2M
Source: Ebook - Own

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Haven't you ever been in love?"
"You mean that stupid, insane, sickly infatuation one gets when they can't eat and can't sleep because they only think of him?"
"That's the one."

John Taylor is a beautiful and dangerous man, but also a deeply damaged soul, bound to his tormented past.

Kelly Flynn is restrained by troubling ties of her own. She is suffering from the "Fatal Female Flaw" when ordinarily sensible women fall madly in love with an unattainable man who can't, or won't, love them back. There's no possible way Kelly can ever break through John's defenses to the tortured soul beneath... or can she? 


**Note to readers - Even those these were individual short stories at one time I could not find 2-5 as an individual book anymore through Amazon. The Complete Collection book is the only one available with all 5 stories and is cheaper to get for 5 books.
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Bound (Book #1) 

Kelly Flynn has a huge crush on John Taylor (The Basement's most dangerous, sexy, lusted after Dom). But Kelly fears and is turned on by his torturous tactics. She would never do the stuff that she sees his submissives doing. Or would she. Many of his subs tell her it is a spiritual act that they cannot explain.

After a fun night at The Basement with Dom Ron and after viewing a very interesting show starring John Taylor Kelly leaves for the night. Only those plans are interrupted by a power outage that leaves her trapped in the elevator with John Taylor. Kelly is claustrophobic and on the verge of a panic attack. She fears the darkness, tight space and John Taylor himself. This part 1 ends with John trying to help Kelly through her fear with distraction. FUN

--My take so far is the story is interesting with John's past and I hope we learn more of that story and the man himself. Don't know much of BDSM world only what is in the books I have read thus far but it is a temperature riser so far. You feel the pull to John and his ALPHA MALENESS. --


Freed (Book #2)


Kelly & John are stuck in the elevator.  John is distracting Kelly the only way he can, with sexual pleasure.

Kelly is soaring and wants to give John something back. As John experiences what Kelly can do for him he realizes he loves Kelly.

--At this part of the story we are not sure where in John's past Kelly is from but the author hints to the fact that John knew Kelly prior to The Basement from his childhood.--


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Stripped (Book #3)

Kelly and John spend the night in happy bliss after being rescued from the elevator.

John hopes that this night will lead to other things between him and Kelly. Unfortunately, the next morning Kelly finds something disturbing and questions the entire meeting and the feelings that she has for John. And she leaves John without even finding out the answer to the number one question. Why????

I understand the Kelly's character is hurt but seriously ask WHY. John has not lied to Kelly about anything and he has answered all her questions thus far.


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Punished (Book #4)

Kelly finds out why John had her file and feels terrible at her reaction. Being that John is a Dom and Kelly is a sub John punishes her for her actions. Kelly is willing to do whatever it takes to win John back. Kelly knows she was wrong and needs to fix it. A week goes by and both parties have been miserable without the other. Kelly is finally punished and John and Kelly talk about the events and about where their "relationship" is going.

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Connected (Book #5)

We left off with Kelly and John moving forward with their relationship.

John has issues of the past and Kelly is just happy go lucky girl next door.

Some of John's issues of the past are revealed and how his mother and father are involved. 

Kelly & John engage in a romantic relationship and John meets Kelly’s family.

John is accused of murder and has to clear his name and upon doing so his childhood secrets are revealed. But he has to clear his name and take away Kelly's doubt of his nature.

I feel that this story has been done a million times since 50 Shades of Grey. Guy with a disturbing past with a need to DOMINATE others or hurt others, sweet girl just wanting to meet MR. RIGHT.

Series was ok but just need new storyline and not the same premise as everyone else. I have not read a lot of BSDM books so this one was a little disturbing to me. I just don’t get it really. Why would anyone want to be CONTROLLED or DOMINATED. I guess for me it was not as much of the LOVING FEEL I was looking for.


Rating 2 Stars