Review: Find Me by Laurelin Page

Today I have the awesome privilege to share with you Laurelin Page’s follow-up to Free Me.  This highly anticipated sequel does not disappoint.  With all the suspense and steamy sex that was in the first and add in more drama than one person should experience allows for a wild ride that will leave you extremely satisfied.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Find MeBook Blurb:

Gwen Anders came to The Sky Launch to begin fresh, away from the horrors of her past. She fit in quickly, becoming good friends with her co-manager, Alayna Withers and the owner of the club, Hudson Pierce. Though the circumstances that brought her here were not the best, she’s never felt more at home.

But starting a new life means letting go. And there are some things she doesn’t want to leave behind – like JC, the man who taught her how to let loose. The man she wasn’t supposed to fall in love with. The man she doesn’t want to lose.

Now, with the reason she ran still a threat, Gwen fears she’ll never be able to move on completely. And if she does, can she still hold out hope that JC loves her enough to come and find her?

Review:

Gwen has tried to remain loyal to JC for the past year.  The problem is that she wasn’t.  Though she was unsure she would ever see him again, she held out hope even when she was sleeping with her best friend’s brother in law.  When she finally does see JC again it is on tv and he is testifying at the trial for his former fiancée’s murderer.  Not being able to resist the draw she goes to see him at the trial.  She is convinced he is past her until he surprises her at work.  Though Gwen still wants to be mad for the past year she can’t help but feel the pull that JC still has on her.  Can Gwen and JC really make a life full of secrets work or will past mistakes and secrets destroy their love?

This was a fantastic sequel to Free Me.  The same amount of suspense and steam poured through the pages.  Getting to finally know who JC is and all of his secrets was both satisfying and terrifying.  The twists and turns that were thrown at Gwen were masterfully woven and added a lot of depth to Gwen’s character.  We really get to see how she would react to things that she thought she’d never have to deal with.  I think the best thing was it wasn’t just ordinary trials and tribulations.  There was an added bonus of always something more to the problems for them to overcome.  Overall, Laurelin Page out did herself with this sequel.  I can’t wait to read more.

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Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

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Review: Tough Love (Ultimate #3) by Lori Foster

Today I have another stunner from Lori Foster.  Lori Foster continues her Ultimate series with Vanity and Stack’s story.  This like the others is suspenseful, steamy and engaging.  My anticipation for this book was high and it definitely met my expectations.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Hope you have a fantastic Thursday!

24000784Book Blurb:

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she’s not above playing a little dirty. She’s wanted Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works—deliciously well—until Stack’s past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he’s the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about—Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they’re much more than friends with benefits. He’s ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who’s tamed him for good?

Review:

Vanity and Stack made an agreement for one steamy night with no strings attached.  Unfortunately, one night doesn’t just happen.  As they try to have their one night, Stack’s family and personal problems rear their head.  Vanity will not back down just because of a few problems.  Soon Vanity and Stack are tackling problems together.  With that Stack realizes he can’t see his life without Vanity in it.  Vanity has her own secrets, but when all is said and done will Stack and Vanity be able to tackle their problems together or will things end tragically?

This is the second book I read in Lori Foster’s Ultimate series.  Yet, again I fell for the story and the steamy sex scenes.  I was so excited for Vanity and Stack’s story.  They are two of my favorite characters.  With Stack’s charisma and sexiness how could any woman not fantasize about him.  Vanity, inspite of her name, is anything but vane.  You really learn to love her and are quite excited to see them together.  All of your fave characters and fighters are back.  I am quite excited to see Armie is finally getting his book, but after this story with Vanity and Stack I am very much looking forward to when Leese will get his HEA.  Overall, Lori Foster does yet another phenomenal job with her character building and storytelling.  I can’t wait for the next!

Review: The Electric Con by J.R Mallette

Happy Monday!  I hope all of you are having a good week so far.  Today, I have a great book.  Its got a bit of paranormal and a bit of suspense.  Taking people who miraculously have powers and how they use or misuse them.  J.R Mallette does it again.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.   Have a great rest of the week.

24832904Book Blurb:

Amanda Blake is fresh out of prison and wants nothing more than to stay out of trouble. But old habits die hard, and she finds herself caught up in a crime that ends with her crashing a car into an electrical substation. She’s left badly injured and finds that she now possess a strange ability to generate and manipulate electricity.
She soon finds herself in the company of other people with equally unique powers. Among them is a powerful telekinetic murderer and a healer who becomes her new love interest. Digging deeper into the lives of her new friends only leads to more trouble, and doing the right thing could cost Amanda her life.

Review:

Amanda is fresh out of prison and trying desperately to stay away from trouble, but when he old life changes her forever she has nowhere to go.  Her new powers are observed by someone who also has powers.  Having nowhere to go she goes with people who are like her.  She hopes she can control her new power, but as she gets closer to her new friend she begins to realize that one of them is more than what she seems.  Can Amanda do what is right and stay out of trouble or will her fear of getting caught send her back to the life she is avoiding?

This book was surprisingly addictive.  Once I got into the story it really sucked me in.  I didn’t know what was going to come next and who was going to change next.  The characters were unique but relatable.  Though they had super powers they all still had the flaws of regular people.  In fact, the addition of powers only forces them to choose what road to go down, the good or the bad.  They all had personal struggles with their powers.  This made the characters very relatable.  Overall, the writing and the story will consume you and allow you to relate to the unrelatable.  J.R Mallette just keeps getting better with each book she writes.

Review: Sweet Sleep (Children of Ankh #1) by Kim Cormack

Happy Monday!  Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a great paranormal young adult series.  Kim Cormack has created a world within the real world that allows for suspense, danger and even love.  This is one series that will have you begging for the next book.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Have a fantastic week ahead!

22909172Book Blurb:

What would you do if you discovered that everything you’ve ever known to be your reality was a lie? What if…The things that go bump in the night, things you thought were simply a figment of your wild imagination are in fact very real? Would you live your life differently if you knew you were going to be corrected…erased from this world sometime around your sixteenth birthday? You and your twin sister were never meant to be born. There will be no place to run…No place to hide…You won’t even know they’re coming…Do you have what it takes to survive your Correction? Do you have what it takes to leave your humanity behind?If your answer is yes then hold on tight… …it’s going to be one hell of a ride!

Review:

Kayn’s world was destroyed in one night.  Her family and her twin sister taken away from her.  She was left for dead, but survived.  But, surviving is just the beginning.  Finding out what she really is and how she must now protect herself will be the hardest journey.  Kayn isn’t alone in this though.  With her best friend, Kevin, beside her with his own powers and their new budding relationship they will face challenges that will change them both.  Can Kayn survive and will her relationship with Kevin last?

This was a great first book in this series.  The creation of the world, the tiers and clans are well crafted.  Within the world are the diverse characters, even the twins are unique.  Kayn and Kevin are the most diverse characters.  You get to see them grow and change through the trials and training they go through.  In a bit of typical fashion, Kayn and Kevin still go through the teenage growing pains of jealousy and love, but the biggest challenge to them is the acceptance of their new life that parallels their current teenage life.  Kim Cormack weaves a great paranormal young adult book.  This is a strong start to a series that I am looking forward to continuing.  If you are looking for a new series that will have you craving more, than you will want to pick up this book ASAP.

Review: The Five Step Plan by Elizabeth Welsford

Happy Friday!  Today I have an intriguing read by Elizabeth Welsford.  In this book, you will journey back to a time when women were diagnosed as hysterical as frequently as people are diagnosed with the common cold today.  This is an interesting look at medicine and societal views during the 1800’s.  For my full review of this unique book keep reading after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

25475231Book Blurb:

It’s 1829 and Dr. William Whitcraft has his hands full. When he’s not trying to dream up a cure for hysteria—the scourge of London’s polite society—he juggles a busy medical practice, a lovely but demanding fiancée, an over-enthusiastic patient seeking his affections, and the emergence of an ominous rivalry with a dashing fellow professional. Not to mention a secret dalliance of his own with a locally famous procuress. The Five Step Plan is a light-hearted farce, illuminating the hypocritical world of 19th century English society, where one must navigate the bounds of propriety, while mastering the art of clandestine intrigue.

Review:

In the Five Step Plan we follow Dr. Whitcraft as he navigates his practice full of women with hysteria.  While trying to find a new technique to relieve women of their hysterics he juggles his other patients, his newly acquired fiancée and a tryst with a local madam.  Dr. Whitcraft soon becomes very popular after learning a very effective five step maneuver that would have a profound effect on his female patients.  Unfortunately, his popularity comes with a few challenges and consequences.  He sees a very active rival going for his fiancée and a patient of his becomes obsessive.  In a world where scandal and intrigue is frowned upon can Dr. Whitcraft continue his success or will his world fall apart when secrets are revealed?

This was a very unique read.  It was very interesting being in the shoes of a doctor who treated “hysteria”  in women.  The idea of the pelvic massage and the paroxysm was intriguing and comical at times.  The collision of propriety and sexual needs and wants was the true backbone of this story.  The 1800’s way of thinking and ideals made medicine and sex taboo subjects that tended to paint women in rolls that in today’s society are completely backwards.  Dr. Whitcraft experiences all the aspects of women in this story through his practice and his private life.  Overall, this was an interesting and comical at times novel that will definitely keep you entertained.

Bury Me by Tara Sivec

BURY ME
by Tara Sivec 
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“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway
I hear screams in my head.
I see blood on my hands.
When I look in the mirror I see a stranger.
How is it that I can remember bits and pieces of my life, but nothing of any importance and nothing that makes any sense? Everything is twisted and nothing is right. I’m choking with every breath I take, suffocating on the unknown.
Two days ago, everything changed. Two days ago, the people I should trust the most became strangers in my convoluted head. The dreams I have can’t be real. The fleeting memories that whisper through my mind are scary and wrong…they have to be. If they aren’t, I have something much worse to fear than my fractured mind. I need to find out the truth, even if it destroys me.
I’ve been told my name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old and I live in a prison…
Before I can command my feet to move toward the shape—the safer of the two evils—I hear another sound in the opposite direction and foolishly turn my head. Something heavy and solid crashes against my skull and I feel myself falling. Darkness descends over me one last time, covering my eyes, clogging my ears and stealing the breath from my lungs. Nothing will ever be the same again.
Nothing will ever be good again.
It will all be bad.
Bad
Bad
Bad.
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec. Check out the page for T.E. Sivec for more information.
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Review: Battle Cry (Loki’s Wolves #2) by Melissa Snark

Happy Monday!  Today I get to bring you the next installment in Melissa Snark’s Loki’s Wolves series, Battle Cry.  This book takes off not long after the last, Hunter Moon.  Victoria is coming off of more heartbreak and decisions that could change the world.  This book takes the reader further into the Valkyries world and the Hunter/Wolf war.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you!

20507375Book Blurb:

Survival demands sacrifice. Healing requires forgiveness.

After losing her lover and then her mate, Victoria Storm builds a new life in Sierra Pines, California. When the Norse Fates predict the she-wolf will destroy the world to save her unborn child, her duties as Freya’s priestess conflict with her responsibilities as Odin’s Valkyrie.

Sawyer Barrett has hunted Victoria so passionately, he doesn’t know whether he loves or hates her. Desperate to end the fighting, he will take chances with everything–except his heart. This hunter harbors a deadly secret he can’t reveal without risking the tentative ceasefire and his father’s continued disapproval.

Men revere him; monsters fear him. Jake Barrett–the notorious Hunter King–values loyalty to family above all else. When he believes his eldest son was murdered by a wolf ally, he releases a chain reaction of violent destruction that claims the lives of both wolves and hunters.

An ancient vampire plots the destruction of wolves and hunters alike. If the embittered rivalry doesn’t end quickly, there is no hope for the Hunters, Victoria’s pack, or the mortal world.

A complete novel which can be read as a standalone or as part of the Loki’s Wolves series.

Review:

Victoria Storm has lost more than most.  Both her lover and mate have met ends so close together that her heart hasn’t really had time to heal.  But, she must put that aside when she realizes the vampire who took her lover also took his soul.  She must join forces with his father, the Hunter King and his brother who has made it his passion to try to hunt her down.  As they try to navigate the treacherous waters of diplomacy and negotiation, truths will be revealed that could change the world if they got out.  Can Victoria, her pack and the hunters forge an alliance to face the undead or will the undead win out allowing for the end of all they know?

This was a great addition to this series.  You really get to see some of the dangers that Victoria and her pack are facing.  It was also nice to see some of the secrets being revealed.  We got to see more of what the Gods have planned and how much of Loki’s manipulations have caused the horrible scenarios that have caused the Barretts and Victoria so much pain.  I was happy to see that Victoria didn’t have any new heartbreak.  I was starting to wonder if that was going to happen in all the books.  Melissa Snark really managed to weave a fantastic second book that brings the Norse Gods and legends to life and the paranormal world of werewolves and vampires together.  I know this second book was a few years in the making I truly hope the next one comes sooner because I know this fan just can’t wait.

Review: Crazed Reckoning by Valerie J. Clarizio

Happy Friday!  Today I another book in a great series.  Its got romance, suspense and mystery.  Valerie Clarizio does it again with another great Nick Spinelli book.  This one takes place on St. Patrick’s day with a kidnapping, a vendetta, secret wedding and so much more.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

25126937Book Blurb:

After experiencing a murderous Christmas and Valentine’s Day with love interest Shannon O’Hara, Detective Nick Spinelli assumed Saint Patrick’s Day couldn’t be any worse.

He was wrong.

While out on a geocaching adventure in Door County, Shannon and her friend Anna find more than a clue in the cache box. When Shannon disappears, Spinelli is sent racing to find her. Amidst the chaos of an unruly Irish celebration, and a decades-old Irish family feud, he must rescue her from the hands of a madman

Review:

Shannon and her friend Anna are on a geocaching trip.  Unexpectedly, they find a severed finger.  When Shannon calls Spinelli to tell him, she screams and her phone goes dead.  Spinelli and his fellow officers go on a mission to find Shannon and her friend.  With few clues and a busy St. Patty’s day they soon realize they are on a time restraint because she may now be getting married to her kidnapper.  Will Spinelli be able to rescue Shannon or will his future with the woman he loves be lost?

This was yet another great addition to the Nick Spinelli series.  I love the mystery and suspense of these stories.  Its also, quite clever that each story has a holiday that is connected to the story.  Within this story, we got to see more of their love story and how deep their feelings really are for each other.  That really spurred on the urgency in this story. The story was exciting with a great mystery element.   Valerie Clarizio really did a wonderful job of weaving a suspenseful yet romantic story that keeps you yearning for what will come next. After this story, I really can’t wait for the next Nick Spinelli novel.  If your like me, and you have been keeping up you will be right there with me.

Review: September Sky by John A. Heldt

Happy Monday!  Today I am bringing to you a great time travel fantasy.  John Heldt manages to transport the reader to a time when changes happened daily.  He weaves such an addictive tale that you won’t want to put the book down until you’ve turned the last page.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.

24244216Book Blurb:

When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city. Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, SEPTEMBER SKY follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.

Review:

Chuck and Justin are at a turning point in their lives.  Both must decide how their future will take shape.  So, when they are given an opportunity of a lifetime they can’t say no.  The opportunity they are given is an unbelievable one.  Time travel is just something that you see in the movies.  But, after they learn more and logically look at the opportunity before them allows them to take the leap.  What Chuck and Justin don’t expect is that they really do step into the past.  In the past they will have to make decisions that may change what their future and others.  With their adventure ahead of them will they be able to make the tough decisions and possibly save an innocent man or will they change the future irrevocably?

This was a wonderful fantasy novel.  I enjoyed the fantastic writing and storytelling of John Heldt.  He managed to weave a story with suspense, romance, adventure and more.  With this talent, he leaves the reader wanting to lose sleep so that they can read just one more page.  I adored Chuck and Charlotte’s story along with Justin and Emily’s.  But it isn’t just that little bit of romance,  the suspense of the ongoing whodunit is intricately woven within the story.  If you enjoy a good story with depth and intrigue you will adore this time travel novel.  John Heldt is a writer that you will want to pick up for a good adventure.

Review: Jet (Marked Men #2) by Jay Crownover

Yeah!  It’s the weekend!  Well, it’s almost the weekend.  I am starting your weekend off with a blast of Jay Crownover and her Marked Men series.  Jet, is a hot local rockstar.  He desperately needs to avoid the hot southern belle, Ayden.  But when avoiding can’t happen anymore their two worlds finally crash together.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

17204860Book Blurb:

With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.

Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.

Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?

Review:

Ayden has successfully avoided Jet since she threw herself at him and he turned her down flat.  Unfortunately, successfully avoiding is a bit tricky since he now lives with her and their other roommate.  Ayden and Jet, however, start a weird friendship.  As their friendship grows, jealousy and sexual tension build until they finally combust and come together.  But, as their relationship takes off, Ayden’s past catches up with her and forces her to make hasty decisions for both her and Jet.  Ayden’s fear and resentment of her past lets her throw away the love that Jet has for her and Jet’s past let’s his insecurities about love let Ayden push them apart.  In the end will they realize what they lost or will they just move on being shell’s of themselves?

It is so fun reading these Marked Men books.  Learning about these tattooed, sexy men is fun and exciting.  I was looking forward to Jet’s story.  I really liked him in Rule and I loved Ayden as well.  This definitely didn’t disappoint.  Getting to know the real Jet and Ayden was as fun and intriguing as I thought.  They both had secrets that really propelled this story into something more than just hot sex and hot sexy men.  Jay Crownover’s mixture of sexiness, hilarity and intrigue makes for a great story and a book that will leave you drooling and panting for more.

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