Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3) ~ L.J. Shen

They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.

Another Fantastic read by L.J. Shen
These HotHole bad boys are in a class of their own and each requires a warning
Trent was hard on the outside but with enough licks you get to the yummy sweet as sin inside
I thought it would all be about LUST and not LOVE but was sorely mistaken

The Seahorse reference was genius and brought that "Aww" aspect to the story
It tied in beautifully where Trent stood as a single parent and gave us a small glimpse into Luna's love for her father. I would have liked to have read more about their relationship but understood in some way Edie had to shine in this aspect.

You'd think the age difference the secrets and deception would give it that angsty vibe - it was anything but since these two held nothing back when it came to their attraction. It was Hot and Sexy till the very end.

Trent was everything I was expecting cocky, arrogant, confident and in control without having to utter a word. And Edie although young was strong and resilient. 

I don't want this series to end and I'm hoping we get more on Baine (mini-Vicious) or even a spin off with the HotHole spawns..

Please keep them coming!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Drunk Dial ~ Penelope Ward

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A funny, sexy read that had a coming of age type of vibe.
It had a slow build up with pasts and secrets being revealed through steamy phone calls, sexy pictures and adorable notes!

"Tell me something Funny"

Landon is pleasantly surprised when a blast from the past decides to drunk dial him.
He was of course my favorite character.. Even through his own issues he managed to be the perfect guy.. That perfect guy that laid it all out there and sacrificed it all with out a second thought.. Where are these guys? How can I find one?

Rana had so many insecurities and hang ups.. she basically lived in the past and her guilt wouldn't let her move forward. but Thankfully... her one moment of  liquid courage was able to turn all of that around. and although vulnerable she eventually allowed Landon to slowly pull her out of this self imposed judgmental way of  viewing herself ..

"You're obsessed with the idea of me - the mystique. The reality is a mess"

Both Landon and Rana had things they both needed to overcome in order to accept each other and ultimately forgive themselves.. With time, determination, Love and a little humor they both managed to get a second chance at happiness and get the HEA they were meant to have.

"It's funny how the things that we once looked at as tragic are exactly what needed to happen, in retrospect."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Iron Tiara ~ Beth Flynn

Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.

Anthony's the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.

Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.

Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

This felt like an absolute tease to me with an awesome set up for more!!

Anthony Bear has made a name for himself by making smart moves and being ruthless. 
It was a bit unnerving reading about this total bad-ass having an obvious chip on his shoulders.  But it's crazy how one person can open your eyes to a world you never knew you needed or even wanted.

Reading about how Anthony and Christy met and how unsettled he was when he began realizing that what he was feeling and doing - contradicted the why's of it was beautiful..
I can't really go too much into Christy's role in all of this since it's basically the driving storyline.. But I can say she was strong, caring and the perfect partner for Anthony!

This wasn't an over the top gritty read in my opinion, it was nothing like Grizz and Kits story which we did get to see them again.. this wasn't about outlaws and Anthony's indiscretions..
This was a story about two damaged people who fell in love in the most unlikeliest way.. 

I wanted More.. 

While I got to know Anthony and Christy I was left with so many questions.. there were small conversations through out that were left hanging - events eluded to with no explanation or further mention.. There was Nisha and X as well as Lucy and Booker I need to know everything about them as well.
SOOOO I am very excited to see where Ms. Flynn will be taking us next!!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Until It Fades ~ K.A. Tucker

Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

This was an absolute delight to read..
It was a beautiful heartfelt love story that slowly unraveled as you went along for the ride.
It's about family, friends, mistakes, love, trust and believing in Happily Ever Afters

Catherine was so much more than she gave herself credit for, a single young mom doing everything she could for her 5 yr old daughter while battling with the skeletons in her closet. she's done nothing but continue to move forward while trying to stay in the shadows and not draw any more unnecessary attention from her judgmental town...

 But all it took was a split second of heroism to change her life forever!!

Brett was absolutely perfect.. there is no other way to describe him..
He was patient, understanding, caring, loving and supportive - All rapped up in the YUMMIEST package..
Even though rich and famous he was so grounded and genuinely humble there was no way Catherine was able to keep that wall up and keep him in the "friend" zone..
Even though he was battling with his own uncertainties he managed to put her feelings and well being fist..
His friendship and attentiveness to Brianna which was a bundle of laughs the only way a chatty 5 yr old could be won me over immediately.

The story tells us the why's and how's of Catherine's past, introduces us to some other amazing and not so amazing people in her life.. Shows us the sweet way Brett ingrained himself in her like and makes us feel exactly when she decided to chance it all, even though she thought it would only be "Until It Fades"!!!

A definite feel good must read Romance..

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