Monday, December 11, 2017

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Bottom Line: Nomad Bikers (Devil's Due MC Book 6) by Chelsea Camaron

Beaten at the hands of peers he knows judgement. The domino effect of one person's crime going unpunished never heals. 

He's no saint. 

Mitchell "Trapper" Gates fears nothing. He begs for death and relishes life on the edge. 

He's also not afraid to call himself a sinner. 

Trapper knows what it is to be violated and what it feels like to deliver a death blow. He knows love and he knows pain. 

However, one person knows his every secret. 

When Avery has waited long enough, can Trapper see beyond their past and into their future? Or is he too late?

Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes and the devil demands his due.

Each book in the Devil's Due MC is a stand alone, full length, second chance romance. Contains adult content, language, and violence not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is not an exact depiction of life in a motorcycle club, but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain. (Paperback page count is 306 in a 5x8 sizing)

Series Reading Order:
Serving My Soldier (Bonus Short Story)
Crossover (Devil's Due MC and Vipers Creed MC Prequel) written with Ryan Michele
In The Red
Below The Line
Close The Tab
Day of Reckoning 
Paid In Full 
Bottom Line

You guys - this one is a hard to describe and hard to review without spoilers so short and to the point. These books are stand alone but i do recommend you read the other releases to know some back story. 

Trapper and Avery. Trapper has an absolutely unbelievable life filled with something worse than pain. I don’t even know how to describe it. This is a devastating emotional journey that you most definitely do not want to pass. Please do not over look this book. A brilliant and passionate story that you just won’t believe. 

Keep turning the pages - Ido promise you a happy heart when you grace the last page. Thank you for the honor of reading this series -  Just wow .... by the way I LOVE the cover .. it speaks volumes.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Tamed By Christmas by Sidney Valentine

An Aussie cowboy, his feisty ex, and an unprecedented storm. Jett Wayne's Christmas just got complicated.

When Paris loses her job days before Christmas, her world crumbles. She returns to her parents' home in outback Australia where she plans on eating enough food to fall into a coma and sleep straight until New Year's. But when she unwittingly bumps into her ex on her way home, old feelings awaken.

Picking up Paris from the airport isn't on Jett Wayne's to-do list. Neither is dealing with their history or her cranky mood. Shit happens, like his one mistake that drove them apart. When he sees her again, he remembers the vulnerable girl from his hometown who rode horses bareback, who never backed down from an argument, and who stole his love.

When they find themselves stranded during an unprecedented storm, they're faced with explosive emotions, secrets, and uncontrollable desires. Will Jett gamble on a second chance before Paris leaves him for good this time?

This is a short easy very sweet read. Paris and Jett are old flames that were torn apart by a mistake years ago. This holiday season is not looking good for Paris as her so called friend edged her way in to a job that was hers leaving her unemployed. Heading home to become a recluse for the season Paris does not expect for Jett to be standing there at the airport —- much less her ride. 

Jett is not looking forward to the reunion. Picking Paris up was not on his to do list. When she comes walking towards him ... possibly all bets are off. 

Love the cover - love the story - love the characters. Curl up by the fire with this one. Thank you for the ARC! Click it up friends.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Hopeful Whispers: (Sacred Sinners MC - Texas Chapter #2) by Bink Cummings

Must Read: Hopelessly Shattered previously. 

Pregnant- ✔
Single mother of two - ✔
Biker best friend – ✔
Ex that’s still a D-Bag – ✔ ✔

New Years is the time for new beginnings. I thought I’d gotten that when I visited Texas over Thanksgiving. Then again, very little has changed. I’m still a librarian living in the same house. My daughters are growing up fast. Sure, I’ve acquired a new best friend, who’s convinced me it’s time to give dating fair shot. Which isn’t exactly easy when I’m pregnant with an As*hole’s baby. Does that complicate matters? Sorta. But there’s nothing left for me to do except move on. The jagged edges of my shattered heart have been polished, questions answered, and blank holes from my past plugged. Now I’m ready to take the plunge into uncharted waters to build a happier life… until a bomb comes along and tests my strength like never before. Nobody fu*ks with my family and gets away with it. Not even you. 

Warning: Proceed with caution. Contains adult sexual content, the excessive use of the F bomb, violence, and whatever else that makes it unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18. 

*Not a stand-alone, 2nd book in a Trilogy.*

Kat and Ryker are still going at it. Kat is still a single mom but once again pregnant with jerks baby. Kade is encouraging as can be but getting out there and forgetting about the man she loves to hate is another story ... plus she’s pregnant .. let’s not forget that. 

There is something lurking in the air and it’s not pleasant. In order to stay safe Kat needs to keep her emotions in check and do whatever it takes to keep anything that could hurt her life out. 

The secondary characters are fantastic. Like true writing form these characters are completely true to what their purpose is .. there is an evil woman who you will want to rid from the pages yourself, men who are perfect and men who have so much to learn but love hard and strong women who stand their ground. 

Great read as always and great catching up with characters whom we have missed. 
Thank you for the ARC -

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Castle of Kings (A Kings MC Romance ) by Betty Shreffler

ake F*cking Castle
When he walks into a room, he owns it. He consumes my very breath and melts my delicate little panties. From the moment he set eyes on me, he decided I was his. No one – not even my brother, Nix – was going to tell him otherwise. It doesn’t matter that Nix is President of the Kings MC Club. Jake wants what he wants, and he’ll set out to get it, whatever the cost.
Jake may be an arrogant asshole, but there’s no denying the hold he has over me. His fierce, carnal need to make me his, and his alone, is a snare I can’t escape. And truth be told, I don’t want to. 
But when my life becomes threatened, Jake Castle is the only man my brother trusts to protect me. He knows Jake will do anything to keep me safe.

Jake Castle wants me but I’m not about to be another notch in his belt. 

Liz is the sister of Nix - the MC President. Freshly graduate from nursing school she has a bright future and brilliant head on her shoulders. But ... this man ... he is something else .. yet she refuses to be another no name to him so turning him down is the only thing to do. 

Jake isn’t used to women saying no to him in any capacity. This is new to him. But he always gets what he wants. This should be easy right? Nope ...

Nix needs shake to protect his sister. He’s the only one he trust. In all the danger will Liz keep her distance or fall - will Jake change his ways or will he get the girl and walk away - none of this matters if he can’t keep her safe .. 

Thank you for the ARC. I enjoyed this read. Characters were strong and the strong line wasn’t super gory - those of you wanting an MC read with a more tame plot this is it. Meaning the plot is great but the detailed gore isn’t there. Super start to a new series 

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Fighting 'round the Christmas Tree by Nikki Ash

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Fighting series gave to me... One grown child in another state, two teenagers about to graduate, and seven more kids growing up way too quickly. 

Join the Fighting gang along with their families, as they celebrate Christmas in Breckenridge under the same roof, one last time in a Fighting Series Christmas novella: Fighting 'round the Christmas Tree.

So I have not read this series, but the novella was very good. I based my review on the writing and the strength and interest factor of the characters due to that fact. I didn't feel it was fair to give the book a low rating because I had not read the series. The characters are very well written. There is a ton of kids -- a ton of characters and in fact I wish I had known them. Chances are during the holidays I will go back and grab the books up. Christmas together all in one house -- seems it could be crazy? Actually it was perfect. Loved the read -- thank you for the ARC and the chance to get to know these excellent characters. Cooper, Liz, Kayla, Hayley, Kaden, Caleb, Ashley, Bentley, and the one who there is certainly something going on with .. Bella. 

I'm always happy to read a holiday story and this one didn't disappoint. 

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Love Notes In Christmas Falls (Book 6) by Beth Labonte

When Caitlin Cook left the small town of Christmas Falls, Tennessee to attend Harvard University, she left behind the burden of her parents’ slowly increasing hoard of antiques, a much younger brother, and Shane Mitchell—the boy who blindsided her with the news that he loved her on the night before she left. 

Shane Mitchell spent his high school years fascinated by Caitlin Cook. The quiet flute player with her nose always in a book, he wanted desperately to find out what made her tick. 

Eight years later, Caitlin returns to Christmas Falls—unemployed and newly single—after receiving a devastating letter from her beloved high school mentor. Caitlin is shocked to find her childhood home in disarray, and her little brother in desperate need of his sister. With Shane’s help—now a pillar of the community rather than the carefree teenager Caitlin once knew—she begins to rediscover her love for music, antiques, and possibly even Shane. When faced with the choice of rebuilding her life in Boston, or giving love a second chance in Christmas Falls, will Caitlin be able to decide on the true meaning of home? 

Seven fabulous authors bring you this holiday romance series about a group of special friends returning to their hometown at the request of their high school mentor. Each book is a standalone, but read them all to fully enjoy the journey of these remarkable women and their emotional reunion with their mentor, an incredible woman who changes their lives and helps save a small town community forever.

This is my first read with Beth Labonte and it didn't disappoint. I love my Christmas reads and it was a good one. The characters are very well written and they served as a nice curl up by the fire and drift away ..

Shane and Caitlin are simply wonderful. Caitlin is home taking care of business and trying to balance the issues with her family. She was a amazing and compassionate for those that she loved. Shane was a great character. He was a perfect mix of sugar and spice. He brought a humorous mix to Caitlin's serious issues. This story line flows wonderfully and you will enjoy how everything pans out during their holiday.

Good quick and quite read. I recommend picking this one up.
Thank you for the ARC --

Monday, November 13, 2017

Amy's 4.5 star ARC Review of Shattered Souls: To Love and Serve 1 by Alison Mello

I left home a proud, strong woman, determined and eager to support my country. But I came back a completely different person. 

I’m wounded, scarred, and nothing more than an empty shell. I’ve lost my ability to open up to those closest to me. Why? Because no one understands. No one knows the hell I’ve been through.

Every time I close my eyes the nightmares are there, waiting, lurking in the shadows, ready to torment me further. My only escape is the sting of alcohol, the burn that numbs my pain. Everyone sees it as a weakness, calls it a coping mechanism. I call it survival.

I’m a lost cause…until I meet him—a Boston cop with demons of his own, who knows what it’s like to be haunted by his past. He understands my pain, knows all about the nightmares, and makes me feel less…alone.

But we are both broken, tainted by our pasts. How can we heal each other when we’re both shattered souls?

Lexi has served her country as a medic bringing home scars that no one should ever have to bear. Injured, broken and plagued by the darkness that consumes her, the only way out of her head is with alcohol. The journey home was the worst part. No one understands. 

Officer Keegan Ward has memories of his own. His mother is and was will always be a junkie. The life she provided or lack of is what drove him to be a cop. His sessions don't help - the nightmares are constant but the girl walking down the ramp at the airport ... well maybe just maybe there might be some hope and goodness in the world. 

This is a tormented souls book for sure. However, I loved the fact that the solider coming home was a female. GREAT CHOICE. This was a quick good solid read for me. A romantic climb and tread your way through hell together book with of course its ups and downs. Strong characters in the secondary as well. Very good read -- click it up for an excellent change of the hero coming home from war. 

Thank you for the ARC!