Friday, June 23, 2017

Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Recluse by Jaycee Ford



You were my brother in the line of duty.
My partner.
My best friend.
You were the man who had it all.
Your thoroughness and precision made you a great cop.
It’s what got you killed.
And now I live with the darkening shadows of your memory.
You weren’t here when I needed you to save me.
You weren’t here when I needed help solving the most gruesome murder this town had ever seen.
But most of all, you weren’t here to keep me from falling in love with your wife.








Wyatt and Grace are both mourning the death of a best friend and a husband. Coming back home without his best friend and fighting feelings for that best friends wife -- add that into the mix with some town murders and you have a story. It sounds wonky I know but it is a good story line. 

I wasn't aware when I started reading this was a cliffhanger book so that bummed me out but it was good enough to keep me wanting to read the rest of the story. There were some iffy parts in the story for me as far as the relationship points between these two but again the mystery and the growth of the two main characters kept me turning the pages. 

I am anxious to see what happens so I will click up the next. Thank you for the ARC!

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Bound By Desire (Ravage MC Bound Series #2) by Ryan Michele







 Have you ever wanted something so badly it consumes you?
There is a fine line between needs and wants.
Deke Gavelson has wanted his Ravage cut for as long as he can remember. He’s earned it. He was born to be in this club. He’s not afraid to fight for his place, either. 
Then she barreled into his world, and Deke suddenly desires something more than his rag and winning the next round. 
Rylie Hollister has lived through hell and back. Each event makes her the strong, independent woman she is today. Until a bitter underground fighter threatens to turn her plans upside down.
These two are bound by their desires, but oh, how that changes when his intensity meets her passion.
** Bound by Desire (Ravage MC Bound Series #2) is a standalone full-length novel. You do not have to read the Bound by Family or the Ravage MC series to follow this book, but if you’d like to see the whole picture, you really should. **







This book is amazing. Deke was introduced to us in Bound By Family. Readers didn't love him so I was told in that release but I adored him. Knowing the way these stories play out I knew in the end this man would come out winning. He protects his sister with all that he is so who couldn't love him. No matter what mistakes he made in the past my heart broke for this character. 

Rylie was the exact type of woman I would have imagined Deke with. This character had her own past to deal with but came out more spirited than ever. This was a perfect pair. 

I love the cover ... it says so much about Rylie and Deke. Perfect choice. 

I have to say I love all the series and releases but this is my hands down favorite this far. Do not pass the book up. Thank you for the ARC and the chance to read! I love these two characters! Thank you thank you!! 

Amy's 5 star ARC review of Punched by Jacob Chance



Reagan is the one who got away - or should I say the one I drove away? Now, four years later, she’s back to manage the gym where I train. Seeing her everyday is a distraction I can’t afford. I’m so close to achieving the big payoff I’ve been working for. Nothing’s going to keep me from winning this belt - not even her.

This is a second chance MMA romance standalone.






I am loving me some Jacob Chance. A man who writes a love story I can not only tolerate but embrace; that's a talented man. Punched is a fantastic read about a love story that ended too soon only to come barreling back like a freight train. 

Reagan has come home to run her father's gym so that her father can focus on training his fighters. It just so happens one of those fighters is not only the boy who she gave herself too but also the boy who crushed her the next day. Fool her once ok ... Twice .. Not going to happen. Reagan is not the same girl .. This character is not only smart but she is sassy yet practical .. Witty and on point .. I love her. 

Nolan No-No has oh shit written all, over his face. He is trying to keep his eye on the prize. A win in a professional fight would be his ticket but the girl he walked away from is standing in front of him and is no longer a girl. His greatest regret could change those plans of he doesn't get his head back in the game. 

Reagan and Nolans story is a story filled with loss and love, hardship and doing what is right to protect the ones you love. Wait until you find out how Nolan got his nickname ... 

Excellent book. Pick this one up. Thank you for the chance to read.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Amy's 3.5 star ARC Review of Mine (A Real Man #13 ) by Jenika Snow




That one word has never meant so much.

JANA

Ballet was my life, but after getting injured, that dream faded. I still needed fast money, so I sucked up my pride and decided to strip.

Clubs could use a virgin stripper, right?

But from the moment I saw Cole Savage, owner of the strip club I was trying to get in to, all rational thought left me.
He was dark and dangerous, and his personality screamed arrogance.

I wanted him, and by the way he looked at me, I knew he wanted me as well.

But I should keep it strictly business. That’s what I told myself anyway.

COLE

From the moment I first saw Jana, I wanted her. She needed a job at my club, but the possessive side of me rose up, demanding she was only mine. I might have just met her, but I was already so damn territorial of her.

If she wanted a job, I’d give her one, but she’d be keeping her clothes on.

I’d been celibate for years, but it was time to change that with her.

Jana would soon realize what it meant to be mine.


Warning: This is a short story featuring an over-the-top possessive hero who makes no secret that the heroine is his. It’s got dirty dancing, raunchy scenes, but is safe and has the Happily Ever After that comes with reading a Real Man story.








This series is a good read. They are all really short and perfect to carry to the beach. They are all standalones. 

Jana is an innocent girl looking for a job. When she enters Cole's club he sees the woman wanting the job and decides the girl is his. No way is she dancing for anyone except him. She can have a job but not that one -- not the one taking her clothes off for others. Only for him. Being a ballerina, Jena is not the one to fling herself around the pole. She knows the dance of beauty not what the women are expected to do here. Maybe Cole giving her an office job is a blessing. And maybe this man might just take her heart. 

Again this is a very quick read. Another Real Man release with a superior cover. Thank you for the ARC. 

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Fighting With Honor (Men of Honor Novella) by K C Lynn




Once a man pledges his honor to his country, that sacrifice is embedded in his soul forever. For years he’s trained to fight, kill, and do whatever necessary to protect his country and its freedom, even if it means giving his own life.

He becomes more of a machine than human—one that’s built to destroy the enemy.

When it’s time to turn in his weapons, he never forgets the skills he learned. Never forgets the smell of death or feel of a rifle in his hands. The same hands that one day cradle his baby girl and caress the skin of his beautiful wife.

If anything or anyone ever tried to steal away the family he has vowed to love and protect, may God have mercy on their soul.

***

This is a Men of Honor novella. All prior Men of Honor stories must be read in order to read this one.








HOLY SMOKES
Jax and Julia are brought to us with some men we also know. This is tragedy at it's best and honestly I had a hard time reading it being a teacher. It's our worst fear. Someone coming in and wanting one of our children or just randomly shooting. This is the story ... Oh and you will find Men of Honor and Acts of Honor characters in this one. 

Being that this is a short read this is about all you are going to get. Have no fear. Keep turning the pages even if you think you can't or you are afraid. Keep turning ... I promise you. It will be ok. 

Thank you for the ARC and the chance to read. This one was heart wrenching.