Saturday, August 12, 2017

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Butcher (The Devil Souls MC #3) By Leann Ashers

He stalked me from the moment he saw me. He watched me day and night. 

Butcher is what everyone calls crazy. They see all the tattoos and scars and to be honest, to most people he looks downright scary. He’s dangerous. He is after all the enforcer to the Devil Souls MC. 

But to me? He’s just Butcher. I see him. I see who he really is. I see a man who will do anything for the people he cares about. I see the man who will protect and love me above everything else. 

I am just as obsessed with him as he is me. I will die for him and he would kill for me. 

What everyone doesn’t know is I have the same crazy inside of me...

This book can be read as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the others first to get the full experience. 

The third installment in this MC series proves to be a hit in my opinion. I have to be honest I did not read book one, but I did book two and it wasn't my favorite. However, Butcher and Shaylin are a winning combination of possessiveness and sass.

These books are standalones but I'm finding I need to go back and read Torch if I'm going to continue with the series ... and I am. 

I love the mentions of the other characters and so I need to know the back story. In this release Shaylin is a strong lead and the daughter of an MC president .. Butcher is the enforcer which means he's the one who makes sure everyone behaves to say it nicely. 

These two blow up the pages. Great characters .. great storyline and great addition. 
Love this one. Thank you for the ARC and chance to read. 

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Cessy (A Silent Sons MC #1) By Ambere Sabo

I was born the Princess of an MC I knew nothing about. Thrown into their world of crazy, when I had no other options. Despised by the club for things out of my control. It took me a long time to find my way in this life, but I became the Princess I was born to be. Now they have taken my Pops from me, and I will bring hell on earth to those who caused his death. The Silent Sons have promised to help me find those responsible. While I was looking for answers, I found Mr. Tall, Dark, and Broody. Will he be my saving grace in this life or will we both lose our lives when we find an enemy more twisted than we could imagine?

Cessy is looking and digging. Her father was murdered and she will raise hell and wake the dead to find out who did it .. who took her father from her. He was the one who taught her to be tough as nails .. MC life isn't easy. The man was her life. There had been no one who compared until .... 

Viper is a shadow who doesn't need anyone. This woman doesn't need to drag the MC into her shit. She needs to go look elsewhere for someone to drag down with her. 

As things progress and the hole is dig deeper the two find out there is more to everything .. including each other. Maybe they aren't as different as they think. 

Good read and good start to a series. Thank you for the ARC. If you love MC this is your book. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Beard Up (The Dixie Warden Rejects Book 6) by Lani Lynn Vale

Ghost [gohst] noun: the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace.

That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision. He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn’t much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits…except one thing. Her. 
She is the reason he’s done what he’s done, and his life has become what it has become.

He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him. 

The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn’t see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren’t nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future.

They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It’s a good thing for that, too, because he’ll need that element of surprise to protect her. Hopefully when the dust settles, he’ll be able to resurrect more than just himself.

Ghost - something that cannot be seen but you feel his presence. Until you read this story you really don't have any idea what that simple word means. It will explode into something bigger, more fierce, loyal and a greater love than you ever imagined. 

We as readers are bound to secrecy, but what I can tell you is that this is a story you do not want to miss. I had to re-read several pages because my jaw dropped - heart missed a few beats and my words were "no it can't be." 

I could not have loved a storyline more. This is one of my favorites that I certainly will read again. Absolutely brilliant. Standing ovation and the cover is spot on. Thank you Lani! You outdid yourself on this release. 

Thank you for the chance to read. 

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of GUNNER: Southside Skulls Motorcycle Club (Southside Skulls MC # 3) by Jessie Cooke

Tall, dark, sexy, blue-eyed Gunner Davis wears a leather kutte that he believes to be his father's. 
His mother was holding onto it the morning he found her dead. 
All the dreadlocked biker ever wanted was to be part of a family.
When the faces of danger come looking for him, so does a link to a family lost.

Tamara's father Randall, is the VP of the Head Hunters MC Club.
He is over-protective, and the last person he wants anywhere near his daughter, is a carefree and careless associate of a rival club.
Gunner and Randall do have one thing in common... They will kill for those they love.

This is the third book in the Southside Skulls MC Series. 
This is a Standalone Romance Novel but is intended to be read after books 1 & 2… “DAX” and “CODY” where characters in those novels are main players in this story too. 
HEA and No cliffhangers. Intended for Mature Readers.

Holding onto a cut he thinks is his fathers Gunner has no one. His mother was clinging to it when he found her dead. The streets are his home and they aren't safe. His past is lost to him. The leather jacket has to lead to something. But trouble has found him before he found the missing link. 

Tamara is drawn to the man she found broken and bleeding but she will never fall for a biker. Her father would have a say - he is with the rival club. 

When the past meets the present and danger falls all around the one thing Gunner and Tamaras father want to protect the most maybe they will come together. 

Gunner is so arrogant I wanted to punch him. Tamara was the sweet and adoring yet strong female lead I love. Gunner did redeem himself a bit but he was hard for me to not want to smack a few times. Dax and Cody play a huge part in this release although it is a standalone. Good read and good addition to the series. 

Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets. Thank you for the ARC!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Lucky (No Prisoners MC #4) by Lilly Atlas

After six months caring for her terminally ill mother, Kori is shocked to learn the identity of her father. Armed with the name of a man she’s never met, Kori sets off across the country to meet the person responsible for half of her DNA: the President of the No Prisoners Las Vegas motorcycle club.

Raised as the stepdaughter of an MC member, Kori has one rule when it comes to dating: no bikers. Following that rule becomes a challenge, however, when she meets Lucky, a member of her father’s club.

Lucky’s perspective on the dating world is don’t do it. He has a revolving door to his bedroom and no interest in a relationship. But what starts as harmless flirting quickly escalates until he can’t get Kori out of his mind.

For a time, the relationship seems perfect, but Lucky is struggling with a secret that could destroy the club. How can he move against club leadership knowing that Kori will be caught in the crossfire?

Lucky and Kori -- Lucky was brought to us after patching over from another chapter in a previous release. These books are all standalone and can be read not as a series. If you want the entire story though learning about all the characters is key. Lucky arrived with some past and some things he was keeping to himself. We may find out what those are in this book. Can't tell you -- 

Kori lost her job and all she had when caring for her terminally ill mother. On her death bed her mother tells her daughter there is a box that she must see. The box holds the past -- the link to her father. Although Kori knew some about her father she did not know everything that he was about. Finding Lucky was not part of the deal nor was betrayal. 

Good story line -- I was more torn with Lucky that anything else. Kori was a strong female lead but he was the star of the show. Mystery -- betrayal -- love -- it's all here. Click this one up for read number four from the No Prisoners MC. 

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Schooled (Ruthless Rebels MC Novella ) by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

Waylon “Triple Threat” Thorne – the untouchable.

Man of steel with a capital S.

His crystal blue eyes are something dreams are made of down to the way he carries himself, everything is beyond reality. 

My first lesson in heartbreak. What happens when we both learn we’ve been schooled in miscommunications?

*Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele have teamed up to bring you an explosive new MC romance that will have you panting for more of the Ruthless Rebels. Hold on tight, it's going to be a wild ride full of action and suspense that these two authors are known for. Throw in two people who finally get their second chance, and things are about to get smoking hot.*

Each book in the Ruthless Rebels MC series is a stand-alone second chance romance. This is the final book in the series. 

Series reading order is:

This book contains some possible triggers -- be warned. 
This time it's Waylon and Jessica's story.
Twin brothers raised by an evil woman -- bad bad bad -- I'm taking the childhood from hell and back again -- a one way ticket. that had a childhood from hell. (Your triggers --abuse).

Falling in love with Jessica was not expected. He could never expose her to the evil that his family held and put upon others. He was not the one for her. Bringing her around his mother would never happen therefore he was not the man for her or the man that she needed in her life. Needless to say Jessica is pulled in regardless of his trying to protect her. 

Kidnapped by the woman that the love of her life had tried to protect her from -- he left her and now his mother had her. Two years she has suffered and waited for her man to come and rescue all while tormenting herself -- knowing that if he came she would kill him. Will he find her and when he does then what? Is there a future with man whose mother has caused her so much pain. 

This is a whole lot of holy smokes --- this is not a easy go lucky read. So make sure you click this one up when you are ready for an intense mind bending and heart stopping read. Thank you for the ARC -

Amy's 3.5 star ARC Review of Tied (Voyeur Series #2) by Elena M Reyes and N Isabelle Blanco

That bloody bitch thinks she’s the biggest villain here . . .

And I’m going to let her keep thinking that. 

She thinks she knows how far I’ll go to save Ivy.

In reality, she has no fucking clue. I’d kill for her.

My humanity recedes while a demon is born. I want their blood on my hands.
The stakes are beyond high, trapped in this sex dungeon with no way out. Our loved ones are being threatened while we’re being forced to endure. 

But none of that matters to me as much as the endgame.

I’ll be leaving here once I take the two things that matter most:

I’ll be claiming my woman. 

And once I find our way out, I’ll be taking our captor’s life too. 

She thought she could threaten my girl. 

I’m about to show her just how wrong she is.

This is the second book in this series. The first one was rough and this one is even worse. HOLY BALLS. There are so many triggers in this book and series so please be warned. There is no way to by pass them so if you have those please don't click. 

Ivy and Noah are still trapped and forced to follow exactly what they are told to do. If you read book one you know the ending was mind bending and you had no idea what was on the horizon. I was seriously scared to continue. 

We do get a deeper look into the friendship of Ivy and Noah. I really loved seeing that. I was wondering about them in the first book and how their relationship transpired. You talk about the calm before the hurricane infused with a tornado full of sharks and whatever else you can throw in there. HOLY SHIT. 

I'm not going to go into detail because I can't. There is nothing that I can write further that could be posted. If you like depths of the deep abyss dark then this is your series. There is one more and I'm terrified.