Archive | January 2017

Missing Beats by K.L. Shandwick

Missing BeatsMissing Beats by K.L. Shandwick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve met K.L Shandwick at previous signings, we’ve chatted covers, Gibson guitars, books and her husbands body and she is a wonderful person, all that but I’d never read her books, so I was excited when an ARC of Missing Beats landed on my Kindle. It’s a standalone rocker book, which is not one of my “go to” genres, I usually put them off as I find them quite same old same old, lead singer book 1, bass guitarist book 2, drummer book 3, manager book 4, you get the idea, but boy can K.L write a cracking book! it has everything, great solid characters that you sink your teeth into and sex scenes between Kade and Jo that left me blushing. I loved their tale and K.L Shandwick’s writing style…. skips off to one-click more

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Defy by L.J. Shen

Defy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5)Defy by L.J. Shen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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That’s the kind of book I LOVE!!!! Teacher/Student, forbidden love and wham bam straight to the point. Defy by L.J. Shen is a prequel novella to Vicious and gives us a glimpse of another one of the hotholes Jaime Followhill and his lust for English Lit teacher Melody Grace.

“I would’ve had an easier time rejecting him if he wasn’t a female lubricant, I thought while admiring his masculine jaw.”

Melody and Jaime collide literally in this super hot short story, I inhaled it in just over an hour, and it’s packed full of humour, angst, sweaty hot sex and of course it wouldn’t be complete without the arsehole himself making an appearance Vic le sigh.

*Chants* Trent and Dean, Trent and Dean, Trent and Dean

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Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

Love in LingerieLove in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Office romance is my favourite kind of book, if someone mentions a boss and co-worker my fingers get twitchy and it get’s added to my Kindle, they always have the “no fraternisation rule” they all break it, but this book just dragged the process out way to long for me, I found it very choppy, one minute they’re along in a car road tripping to San Diego, then poof it’s 3 months later, erm what happened on the road trip? Trey as Kate’s boss stuck to his guns even though the chemistry and sexual tension was thick, they also had to endure watching each other with other partner, but ultimately you knew they’d end up together. So I feel like I’ve read a different book to everyone else, I nearly DNF’d at half way, but a couple of people convinced me to carry on until the end as it’s not a long book.

I love Alessandra’s books I’ve read them all, but this one just felt to rushed and not enough substance for me, which left me feeling disappointed.

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Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

Mists of the SerengetiMists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read another review which totally hit the nail on the head, if any book was to be made in to a film then it’s Mists of the Serengeti, a modern day Out of Africa. Leylah Attar excels in writing some of the most beautiful poetic books available, she is an amazing story teller, and whisks you to a land far away through the pages, as you day dream about Tanzania, the landscapes, the heat, culture, the trails and tribulations of an African country.

The story of Jack and Rodel is born out of loss and sorrow, they go through a journey together rich with emotion and deep empathy for each other. But among all the emotion there is light and humour, I chuckled through tears. This book many not be for everyone, but was a great pallet cleanser to my usual smut.

And that epilogue, beautiful…

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Lovesick by TL Smith

LovesickLovesick by T.L. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Totally different from what I expected, I went in blind, but it’s TL Smith so it’s the best way to go. I really enjoyed the concept and how the main story flowed through twists and turns for Kee and Khol’s relationship and supporting characters in the book really come into play. It wasn’t instalove, friends to lovers or cat and mouse, it was a raw 2nd chance romance that bloomed many a flower.

Someone told me it was a weepy, whilst I didn’t shed any tears, my heart strings were tugged a few times. Great writing TL about a few difficult subjects sensitively woven throughout.

A good solid shorter read, a thought provoking romance with a few HOT sex scenes thrown in for good measure x

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Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

Archer's VoiceArcher’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I was challenged by a great group of book friends to read Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan, before the end of January, I am now a fully inducted member into the I Archer Hale fan club.

Mia Sheridan, from the bottom of my heart I thank you! I want to crush you between my breasts and never let you go! you created 2 beautifully broken characters and joined them together over a few Almond Joy bars and puppies
I think I went through every emotion reading this book, BUT stabby Lynsey is still feeling twitchy, Travis Hale, I want to stab you, full on stab you in the face and not stop until your last breath.

Thank you book friends for shaming me! you were right, I didn’t know what I was missing.

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Menace by J.M. Darhower

Menace (Scarlet Scars, #1)Menace by J.M. Darhower

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 


J.M. Darhower 
anti-hero’s I love, and Lorenzo Gambini (Scar) is no different. Lorenzo and Morgan’s (Scarlet) story is a nail bitter of a read. Twists, turns, love, hate, violence, sex, Menace has it all. Darhower writes some of the best dark suspenseful books I’ve read, and really captures each character, and whilst you might not want to like Scar you can’t help but love him a little. This is a 2 part series, and yes there are questions to be answered, and fingers crossed Grievous will answer them all.

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