Monday, November 25, 2013

Entwine by Rebecca Berto

I received an ARC from the author for my Honest Review....and honestly I enjoyed it!

Sarah is dealing with the betrayal of her father to her mother when she walks in on him screwing another women in his own bed.  It ripped her apart and she hasn't been able to trust any man since witnessing that betrayal.

She thought she had found love once in her boyfriend, but after he proposes only a short time after they reconnect.  She realizes it isn't true love and denies his request to be married.

Sarah lands a job and while waiting on the train one evening after work....she sees him..... He draws her in.  And call it destiny or fate, something pulls them together and they end up going on a "date" that night and well....the rest as they say is history =)

The chemistry they have is spot on.  But there are secrets.  Sarah wants to trust him.  She still struggles with this.

There is a major twist in this one that I will not share.  I never seen coming! I can't give too much away.    Can the two of them live HEA?    One click and find out.

This book held my attention and had me wanting more.  4 stars!


Friday, November 22, 2013

All Fired Up Promo Tour - by Nikki Dee Houston

Title: All Fired Up (Novella)
Author: Nikki Dee Houston
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: November 1st, 2013

Fires aren’t all that’s sizzling at Hillwood Station…
Cindy always wanted to be a fire fighter. When she tops the class in the rookie academy, she takes her first job at the small but busy Hillwood Fire Station—as their first female firefighter. Some of the crew don’t appreciate a woman trying to do a man’s job. But when the crew risks their lives in a series of factory fires, Cindy’s determined to not just keep up, but to excel.
But the fires aren’t the only thing smoldering at Hillwood. When Cindy comes face-to-face with the real-life, fireman-calendar pinup, she’s left feeling shaky and gasping for breath. Their attraction is white-hot, the sex is sizzling, and there’s no such thing as enough when it comes to their lovemaking. But things turn nasty when a dark past comes back to haunt Cindy, jeopardizing her career before it’s even really begun…

So, who is Nikki Dee Houston? I’m a businesswoman by day, an erotic romance writer by night, and a lover all the time. I share a modest beach shack on a small island close to the mainland with my very own real-life hero, and our two cats.
I began writing seriously about three years ago, mainly short stories and women’s fiction, but I’d always wanted to write the ‘behind closed doors’ stuff. When I saw all the hype about readers wanting more erotic fiction, I played around with a few stories, finally settling on erotic romance. I believe that a strong romantic element, combined with an interesting storyline, is necessary for good erotic romance. Having said that, I don’t underestimate the expectations of readers for some hot and steamy scenes, and try to deliver on all counts.

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Powerful arms enveloped her and she felt his body against hers. He brushed her lips with his, then kissed her deeply, eagerly. Electricity shot through her as she returned his hungry, lingering kiss, willingly entering the passionate embrace. His tongue was warm, tasting of bourbon and salt, as he probed and met up with hers. He broke away from her mouth and bent his head, nuzzling her neck, and kissing her skin softly. Moving slowly around to the front, his lips caressed the little hollow at the base of her throat.
“Won’t your zumba group notice you’re missing?” As he spoke, his day-old stubble grazed her neck.
“I don’t care.” Her words were breathy and soft. With one quick movement, he removed her little T-shirt. He ran his hands up both her bare arms, softly, gently, deliciously, until they reached her shoulders. He inserted a finger under each of the black Lycra straps of her leotard, dragging them aside. He kissed her shoulders and tugged the top down, revealing her breasts, full, voluptuous, and begging to be kissed.

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“You look beautiful.”
“You look pretty good yourself.” Their lips met hungrily, kissing each other with passion, their tongues caressing each other. Letting out a loud moan, he let her go and ripped his shirt over his head, then undid the belt of his black slacks, kicking them off. He reached down and removed his shoes and socks. His magnificent body, the tan of his torso, his six-pack stomach, and the white, untanned skin where his bathing suit blocked the sun’s rays, looked so much better than his pinup spread in the calendar. Biceps bulged effortlessly as he reached forward, and her breath

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Night Moves (G-Man #3) by Andrea Smith

I was lucky enough to be a Beta reader for my friend Andrea and when I finally seen the cover I almost had heart failure.....TOTALLY FUCKING HOT!!!!!!!  (only thing better would have been to see that piercing...if you know what I mean....) 

We are introduced to Easton Matthews in this one.  And what an introduction it is! This arrogant, cocky, kinky,  hot as hell, alpha-  BRIT!   This book has it all.  Love, Lust, Hot Hot Sex, laughter, ups and downs (in more ways than one).....some OMG moments......If you have read Andrea's books you know how she is.... one minute its peaceful and the next she throws a storm at us =)  The sex scenes she writes will have you needing a fan or some cool water...... 

I'll post a FULL review once the book goes LIVE!  Just know this...if you have read the series.... Past characters have returned...YAY!  In this one we follow the journey of Darcy and Easton.....not an easy journey....but well worth it in the end!  
5 stars...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Behind His Lens..... by R S Grey

I received this ARC by the author for an honest review....and honestly.... I LOVED IT!

WOW....just WOW!   I loved it!  I sat here and didn't want to stop.  It pulled me in and I was intrigued and hooked the entire time while I was reading it.  I almost can't even describe how this book made me feel.  It isn't one of those "OMG my girly parts are aching" books.... it's more "OMG I have butterflies in my tummy"  The sweetness and the gentleness and the way he speaks to her just makes you Swoon..... Don't get me wrong.. there were a few parts that were "happy girls parts" but overall.... just a beautiful love story!   A story of opening up and trusting again.  Finding love....

We meet Charley, a 23 year old model....who after some not so happy times 4 years ago...hides and pushes herself away from people.  Keeping her secrets bottled up.  Not willing to become close to anyone.  Except her best friend.  That is until she meets Jude Anderson the photographer on one of her most recent shoots.

Jude Anderson, harboring secrets of his own. Jude uses women, to get what he wants and then discards them.  He doesn't do relationships and  He NEVER dates models!  END OF STORY!  Until he sees Charley on the set of his shoot.

The chemistry is there.... yet neither are willing to go through with what they are feeling.

This book truly kept my attention.  We go through the emotional ups and downs of this relationship.  We fall in love with the two of them individually and together.  They help each other through rough times.  We FEEL the chemistry when the author describes the intimate scenes....  5 stars!  Add this to your TBR!

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Artful Attractions by S. K. Logsdon

I was told by my friend, the author, that this was totally different than her Stricken series (which I Fucking LOVED) and she was not lying to me.  When asked did I like it better or compare it to the Stricken series.... I can't....because they are two totally different stories.  She is an AMAZING and AWESOME story teller!   

We meet Alexis who is an escort.  Yes, an escort!  I was a little worried myself about this one.  Because let's be honest... I haven't read too many escort books. And knowing what escorts do... I was like "holy shit".... will this be a modern day Pretty Woman... will Richard Gear be driving up in a white Limo and rescue her from her tower... and NO it's not!   Trust me ya'll.. it's GOOD!  

DO NOT LET the words ESCORT and PIMP scare you away from giving this a try.... It's pulls you in and grabs you by your most intimate parts and doesn't let go.  You are just reading and reading and panting and getting anxious and happy and on edge and panting and wishing YOU were the one in the room with these men... okay at least two out of the three men....

I went through several emotions while reading this one.... happy, sad, anxious,blushed on several occasion, had "happy girly parts" too....

We have a few scenes that were intense and very detailed.... one particular "group party" if you know what I mean...was Over the Top Crazy!  In a Fucking good way!  I mean, if you are into that kind of stuff  (wink wink) . I must say though... my girly parts were happy while reading some of these scenes!   The author can do that to you....that woman knows how to write!  

Three different men, with three different life styles in this one.  We live through them all.  I wasn't sure at first who I wanted Alexis to possibly end up with and to be honest... I still don't know who would be a good fit for her....who knows... maybe S.K. will throw a huge wrench in it and introduce some more "Lovers" in book 2.... 

Anyway, I am trying to keep this review as clean and without spoilers as possible.  We are left with a cliffhanger and I could reach through my phone and slap S. K. (the author) Just kidding, but not really  =)  Will Alexis give up the money and the job she has been happy and secure with.... give up her regulars who she enjoys spending time with to pursue a relationship with a certain someone? .......Your guess is as good as mine..... we have to wait for book 2......

5 stars because it grabs you....takes you on a that I've never been on before while reading....has several Hot lovers....Hot sex and possibly a True Love - HEA kind of sappiness shit in the end..... 

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Tough Luck by C M Stunich (Blog Tour)

Title: Tough Luck (Hard Rock Roots #3)
Author: C.M. Stunich
Release Date: November 14, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

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Ronnie McGuire is my target.

But I wish he wasn't.

I didn't sign up for this destruction, this pain.

In his music, I hear his soul crying out for me.

If I could, I'd run away from here and never look back because to tell you the truth, I'm terrified. There are forces weighing in on me that even I don't understand. I'm scared. Things are dangerous. This could get real ugly, real fast.

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Lola Saints is a godsend.

But I wish she wasn't.

I don't know sh*t about her, but already, I'm hooked.

When she plays, I can almost imagine the ghosts of the dead are calling out to me.

If I could, I'd shed my soul and leave the pain of the past behind me. But I can't. I have to figure out if there's a way to fall in love anew and respect the old. But something else is going on, something weird. Something that tells me my tough luck might just run out real fast.

*This is NOT the last book in the series. There will be later books featuring Turner and Naomi again, and they also appear in this volume quite a bit. ;)

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When I get back upstairs, I find that the commotion has only gotten worse.  The cops all eye me like they're pretty sure I'm the killer, even if it defies all logic.  Their questions were pretty pointed, too.  They'd love to pin this crap on me.  Thank the friggin' stars that I was onstage at Chelsea's estimated time of death.  Stupid fuckers.
        I pause in front of Turner's room and take a deep breath, wishing I didn't have a massive, throbbing fucking erection.  That's nice.  Great way to reintroduce myself to my daughter.  I have no idea what I was thinking following Lola downstairs, but … strangely enough, even though we barely made it out the damn doors, I feel better.  A lot better.
        I raise my hand to knock, but the door flies open in front of me and leaves me face to face with Naomi Knox.
        “You better get your ass in here before he kills your kid on accident.  Never in my life have I been so happy to be sure he's not a father,” she tells me, stepping aside and sweeping some of her blonde hair over her shoulder.
        Turner's sitting on the floor with Lydia, turning the pages of a tattoo magazine and pointing at half-naked girls with his finger.
        “See the rose?” he asks, gesturing at a bright, red flower on the back of some skinny chick's butt.  Nice.  Real nice.  He looks up at me when I step into the room and narrows his eyes.
        “Star,” Lydia says, leaning forward and pointing at the tattoos that line the edge of Turner's hairline.  “Daddy has stars.”  He groans and leans back, letting his head fall so that he's staring up at the ceiling.  When he looks back up at me, he's frowning hard.
        “Where the fuck have you been?” he growls as Naomi rolls her eyes and plops into a chair near the small table by the kitchen.  Fucking Turner got a Goddamn suite all to himself.  How special.
        “Answering questions from the cops,” I say, and before he can protest and call me out on that, I move forward and squat down next to Lydia.  She's not covered in blood anymore.  Her red ringlets are damp and she's dressed in a T-shirt that's way too big for her.  It's got our logo on the front, the one with the stupid goat with X's for eyes.  She doesn't turn to look at me, just keeps staring at Turner and pointing at his tattoos.
        “Kitty paw,” she says and he sighs, raising his brows and giving me a look.
        “You are in deep shit, man,” he says.  “Deep, deep shit.”  Turner gets to his feet and Lydia reaches forward, grasping with her fingers for his pants.
        “Daddy, no!” she calls out, tears filling her green eyes and dripping down her face.  God, I'd love to be able to cry like children do.  They don't hold anything back.  Their emotions are all out on the table, laid flat and unforgiving.  They never apologize for feeling the way they do.  They just let it out and move on.  I'm envious as fuck.
        “Lydia, that's Uncle Turner,” I tell her, reaching out and touching her arm with my fingers.  My hands are shaking like crazy.  I try to blame it on the drugs, but when I look up at Turner, his face is full of sympathy.  I swallow hard and look back at my daughter who's sobbing a bit more quietly now, rubbing at her face with her hands.  I lick my lips and try to find my voice, but it isn't there.  I'm suddenly speechless, and my heart starts to pound.
        The way you look at me, I know there's love there.  You don't even have to say it.  I can see it.  Just look at me, Ronnie.  Look at me.
        Pain hits me like a truck and I double over, dropping my head to my knees.  Asuka's voice ricochets around in my head, blocking out any logical thoughts, blinding me.  I need you, I think at her.  I need you for this.  I don't know what to do.  God, help me, but I'm lost.
        I lift my chin up and stare at Lydia, doing my best to bring up an image of her mother in my head.  The only thing I can come up with are the photos the cops showed me.  I have no real life memories of her.  None.  And now she's dead because of me.  How sad is that?  My self-esteem takes another plummet, threatening to pull me down along with it and wrap me up in the threads of my own demise.  I can almost see the image of my own death floating before me, beckoning me with cruel hands and a wicked smile.
        “Man, are you alright?” Turner asks, bending down next to me.  I can't even see his face, all I can see are ghosts and lost promises, broken hearts and bloody fates.  “If you don't love yourself, you're pretty much fucked.  Chin up and you'll get through it.”  Lola's words slip through the cracks in my consciousness breaking my melancholia like a sheet of glass.  It's the first time in a long time I've actually heard the voice of a live person in my head.  The weirdest part about it is, I don't even know the girl.  I don't know her, and her advice is mediocre at best anyway.  It's not an epic quote pulled from the depths of an ancient anthology.  It's just … some words.  Meaningless words.
        But they help.
        They help, and I don't know why.

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C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.
Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.
C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Only For You by E L Todd

I received this ebook copy by the author for an honest review.....

I was approached by the author via Goodreads and asked if I'd like to read and review this book and once I read the synopsis I said yes.  I wasn't sure what to expect  and I couldn't stop once I started.

This is a friends to lover story with a not so happy outcome.

We have Sean and Scarlet who have been best friends since college.  Always together, always there for each other.  You know how it is.  They love each other but aren't In love with each other.  At least that's what they tell each other.  They are both protective of one another and basically inseparable.

When Sean gets dumped by his girlfriend he goes into a depression and it's Scar's job to make him happy again.  She hates to see him hurt like he is.

But she is dealing with her own struggles.  Her boss is a complete perverted jerk and when things take a turn at work.  She fails to share the info with Sean because she knows that he is dealing with his own problems at the moment and she doesn't want to burden him with her own.

One thing leads to another and they end up sleeping together one night and for Scar she thinks it means something and apparently to Sean it doesn't.  As he makes the mistake of sleeping with someone else the next day.  She admits to Sean that she loves him and wants more and apparently he doesn't return those feelings.  He thought it was just a Friends with Benefits Fuck.  So, she is devastated and heartbroken and can't be around him.

Scar packs up...tells Sean she wants nothing more to do with him and flies across country to live with her brother Ryan.  Where she meets Cortland and they hit it off and become friends.  She starts her own Editing company and helps her brother get his tattoo business back up and running and all thinking Sean hates her and seriously doesn't care about her.

He has secretly been calling her brother to check on her. =)  In the end, Sean gets his shit together and realizes he does in fact love Scar so he flies to win her back.

This story not only focuses on Sean and Scar but has other things going on that add to the story line.  I secretly think her and Cortland will end up together in the future... just saying =)

Happy reunion.... maybe..... and a Cliffhanger!  UGH  =)
This book held my attention from beginning to end and I am anxious to see where their stories takes us in book two.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Spark (Spark Series #1) by Brooke Cumberland

Hmmmmm......Hot firefighter.....sign me up please! I think that's all I read when I bought this one  =)
This will be a short and simple review.....3.5 stars.....I wanted to LOVE it.... 
I hate when I don't LOVE a book and feel like I am letting the author down.  

Velaney, has a very troubled and deep past.  Because of this past she is fragile, week, low self esteem and damaged.!  Didn't work out!  She wouldn't sleep with him......She hates her parents and left home as soon as she could and now she lives with her best friend Carissa.  Velaney is a sports therapist by day at the local college and then bar tends a few nights a week with Carissa.  

The story starts out when there is a fire in the building.  Velaney (Laney as Carissa calls her) is awakened when she is being carried out by our HOT as HELL, tattooed and nipple pierced Firefighter, Eric!   He feels a "spark" there.....they becomes friends.  He wants more.  She feels the connection, but because of her past she is scared to try and get close to anyone.  He doesn't give up.  

Often she finds him just showing up in their apartment.  Making breakfast and such.  Velaney is very clumsy...He's had to save her on more than one occasion.  They develop a strong friendship.  Start running together in the mornings.  Hanging out.  He gets jealous when she goes on a few dates.  

Eventually they decide to give the relationship a shot and when her past comes back to haunt her she runs and pushes him away.  

There were parts of the story I LOVED and then parts I didn't.  Some things to me were boarder line Coo him always showing up in their apartment.  I almost felt like he was going to turn out to be a crazy stalker.  

In the end, Eric does help her through the troubled past and she is able to move on.  They seem to be living a HEA until they leave on a plane to visit his family....which is basically where we are left......hanging.......

I didn't HATE the book... I liked it.... I just felt some parts were a little far fetched and yes I know it's fiction.  I've said this before.  I don't love every book others enjoy and others don't enjoy some books I enjoy.  I have started book 2.... I will always finish a series..... 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

COVER REVEAL ----- SPURS & STILETTOS by Ashley Johnson

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Title: Mended (Connections #3)
Release date: June 3, 2014


Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the Wilde Ones’ latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.
After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in pop music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.
Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all.
When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance at reclaiming the powerful love they thought they had lost forever....

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Defiance (Defiance #1) by Stephanie Tyler

So, I came across this book when I was on one of the street teams I follow and they were asking about new MC books that are MUST reads.  And I, being the MC Slut that I am, seen someone recommend this one and I immediately one clicked and started reading it.  

I will say that this is quite different than most that I have read.  First, I ALMOST didn't read it when I read the little Prelude at the begging.  I was thinking WTF is this book about?  MC or the world ending. I am so glad I didn't let that influence me.  GIVE THIS BOOK A TRY if you LOVE a MC BOOK!

We have Tru - princess of the Defiance MC.  (aren't they always.....bitches)  lol Can't they just LOVE THE CLUB! =) Anyway,  She left home three years ago.  Determined to leave the male dominated culture of the club.  She was tired of watching women get hit and treated like shit and didn't want to end up being "bonded" with someone other than Caspar.  

A hybrid storm comes through (this is the "different" in this book) killing millions and after this Chaos as it's being called the world is semi dark and how gangs are now ruling.  The only way to survive is to now go back home to the one place she swore she wouldn't return to......Defiance!

Tru has forever been in love with Caspar.   The bastard son of the leader.  (information about that comes out later in the's a twist)   One night years ago when she went to escape, he helped her and  they shared some passion and the two of them have forever been "bonded" even if no one knew, or if either wanted to admit their feelings.   So, when Tru shows back up determined to get her man....he isn't too happy.   She has been hiding out with a rival gang up until this point.  She has refused to bond with that members leader.  No one trusts her now that she is back.  They believe she has been feeding the rival gang information.     When the leader dropped Tru off at their door, half beaten to death it started a war.

Fighting is a part of this club.  So while Caspar is fighting, Tru walks over and announces that she wants to bond with Caspar.  Tru has been set to "bond" with another member whom she refuses to.  Caspar must then make a choice..... Bond with her or do what the club wants and give her back to the rival club.

Let's just say that his decision causes a whole lot of drama and some of the members were not happy.  This has caused a major war with the rival MC.   We follow this drama, we go dark into some shit, there is the usual MC raunchiness, dirty and gritty shit happens as well.  We follow the love story between Caspar and Tru.   Caspar has his own secrets he is working through to try and save Tru and turn the club around and to rightfully take what is his....He is suppose to be the clubs leader.

And of course it wouldn't be a MC book without the SEX.....Plenty of that rough shit if you like that....Caspar can be sweet though....shhhh Don't let him hear me say that.

Will there be a HEA for these two and the club?  Will they survive the Chaos?  Will the world return to normal?  One click and find out.... I will give it 4 stars.... I'm just a sucker for anything hard core, raunchy and MC related!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

I came across this book at the recommendation of someone on a blog I personally follow.  Once I one clicked and started last night I could not stop until I was done.  It grabbed me.  It's not the typical "mommy porn" I am accustomed to reading.  This also isn't something everyone may enjoy.  I fell in love with the characters.

This review will be short and sweet..... 

This is the story of Maise and Evan.  They meet at a carnaval/fair of all places. It all starts with this....

"You're pretty brave, sitting up front by yourself"

Maise is pretty Fucked up.  Emotional baggage and a very Fucked up mother!  Maise hasn't had the best life. She definitely isn't the sweet girl next door.  She is very promiscuous and alone most of the time.  She didn't have the best child hood.  Her father abandoned them and she has a junkie for a mother.  

Evan, 32 years old,  has baggage of his own from his past.  He falls hard and fast for Maise.  Taking us on a forbidden love affair.  Secrets, sneaking around, lust, love, sex.  He is gentle and caring and truly wants to love her. Evan is a mystery......  

After meeting Evan and the carnival and sleeping with him.  Something not so new to Maise.  She sleeps around with older men all the time.  He wants more from her and tells her and she sneaks off after their "fuck in the car" and assumes she will never see him again.  

Until a day or two later when she walks into the class room.........

"Now I know," he said, touching me again, "why I was drawn to you. We have the same darkness inside,"
"Our fucked up parents?" "Our lost childhood."

Their journey and love story is VERY complicated and by no  means perfect. Even though Maise is 18 and of age.... this is a forbidden love affair.  They bring out the best in each other.  Is that enough?  

    "You can call it love. Or you can call it freefall. They're pretty much the same thing."

We go through this story watching the two of them struggle with their relationship and with Maise dealing with her dead beat drug dealer of a mother.    The secrets eventually come out.  Can their love for one another survive? 

"Don't be afraid," Evan said. "We're in this together, hand in hand, against the world" 

I gave this 4.5 stars.  It leaves us with an ending that could be considered a cliffhanger or she could just be leaving us with that ending for us to use our own imaginations..... I pray it is just the beginning of their journey together.  I want more of their story.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Craving Constellations (The Aces MC) by Nicole Jacquelyn

What can I say.... I'm a sucker for MC books. I am a MC Book Slut!  All I need to hear is there is a hot alpha with a Harley and Tattoos and I am giving that book a try.....No arm twisting needed....and I am sooooo glad I gave this one a chance.   

Holy FUCKING SHIT BALLS!  I started this book and didn't stop until I was done.  And then just sat here in a book coma.......Nicole just gave me a Mind FUCK  

5 stars for this authors debut novel!  

I must warn you though if you are into Pretty, Sweet romances with rainbows and shit....this isn't the book for you.  This book had such Angst, Rawness, Gritty and down right Dirty at times.  It touches on things that some readers will not be able to handle.  It was full of emotions!

Brenna grew up in the MC "Princess of the Aces MC" and left home to start over to get away from the life she didn't want anymore only to be drug into a different kind of abusive one! Her clean cut husband became an abusive asshole!  When it gets to be too much for her she packs up and takes her young child and runs right back to the life she left years her father, to dragon and the Aces MC!  The entire MC feels betrayed and hurt over Brenna just up and leaving all those years ago.  Once she confesses to what has happened to her over the past five years the MC is FURIOUS and out for revenge.  No matter how mad they were at her for leaving she is the "Princess of the Aces MC" for fucks sake.  No one will hurt her! 

"I told myself I was running to my Pop, but I wasn't. I was running to Dragon the same way I had always run to him in my mind when I needed him."

Dragon....oh sweet baby Jesus that man is pure alpha! He's tall,has a full beard, long hair, dimples,tattoos and swears like there is no tomorrow. He is absolutely 100% bad ass ALPHA MALE.  He is possessive, dominant, rough, talks dirty and orders you around.  I love everything about this man!  

He is PISSED when he sees that Brenna is back.  One night of passion years ago...him not knowing she was the Vice Prez daughter....turned into him wanting her all these years.  Her leaving without a word pissed him off more.  Now, that she is home he's in trouble!  

“He was like a wounded animal, and I was the hunter who’d wounded him.” - Brenna

Not only is he in trouble with the club when they find out that he slept with her all those years ago, but he's in trouble because a daughter was conceived that he knew nothing about.  That infuriates him!  He tries to avoid his feelings for Brenna but can't....and the punishment he receives for doing what he did had my eyes tearing up....but it could have been so much worse!  

“Fuckin’ gone for five years. No one hears from you. Now, you come back, and I find out you had my daughter and didn’t tell me FOR FIVE FUCKIN’ YEARS?” His voice was steadily rising, and by the time he finished, he was roaring in my face.

He's got an old lady and once he realizes his love for Brenna he drops her.  I actually loved this one scene where he and his old lady are with Trix (his daughter) and you hear her saying something to Dragon about how they now have a daughter....well....Brenna goes all MC Princess on her.....she is no longer the stepford wife that she was when she came back....The Princess of the Aces MC is back in full force..... 

"My daughter has a mother.  She is not and never will be yours.  You stay the fuck away from her.  And if I ever see you look at her again the way you were earlier, I'll fucking cut your eyes out with a dull spoon"  

"I was the princess of the Aces MC, and I had the bloody knuckles to prove it"

I felt every emotion in this one.  We deal with her crazy ex coming back to look for her.  We see how bad ass Dragon is but we also see his extremely loving and caring side when it comes to his daughter. 

Yeah, okay, Brenna. You wanna pretend like you and me aren’t what we are, that’s fine. I’m not gonna pretend. I’m not takin’ your bullshit either. Baby, I’ve been waitin’ five years for you. That shit’s never gone away. So, you can bitch and moan and make your own life miserable, or you can suck it the fuck up and get on the same page with me. I’m not goin’ anywhere.

Brenna is broken.  Her husband really did a number on her.  So, she has very low self esteem and Dragon had me swooning all the fucking time when he would talk to Brenna and tell her how much he loved her body and such.  She is not happy with the way her body looks now after having the baby.  I loved how emotional it was when Dragon seen the stretch marks on Brenna.... 

“I can't believe you had my baby. She was all curled up in here, and I never saw it." He shook his head. "This is all I'll ever see, Brenna. This is all I get. Let me look.”

It's the hottest thing I've ever seen watching you take me. Not sayin' you're a bump on a log, for fuck's sake. You trust me to give it to you. You know I will, and you let me do it. I know you haven't been with many men, but let me tell you, that ain't how it usually is. You're so fuckin' sexy layin' there, sayin' my name, makin' those noises you make. Wouldn't trade that for anything.

Love that Brenna always thought of Dragon while she was away.  He was the one who pulled her through those tough times even though he wasn't actually there.  Love that she got a tattoo on her lower stomach of a Draco.  Dragon knowing absolutely it's Dragon for him.  

The love between these two is real.  We feel every emotion from both POV's.  There are a lot of issues that must be dealt with and some secrets revealed.  There are plenty of ups and downs.  There are a few OMFG moments that left me in such shock.  That I was gasping for air.  It doesn't focus much on the actual activities of this MC...more about the "family" and it was so raw, gritty, and emotional and I couldn't get enough!