Review: Respect by Jay Crownover

 

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jay Crownover, comes the next title in her The Breaking Point romantic suspense series, RESPECT. Don’t miss the amazing tour below, and order your copy today!

 

 

About RESPECT:

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home.

Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she claimed as her own.

He was all business and brutality, except when it came to her. With her, he was calm, caring, and heartbreakingly patient.

He warned her over and over that he wasn’t the man for her, but she refused to listen. She never expected either the streets or their enforcer to hurt her, since she’d given her heart so completely to both.

She should have known the streets in the Point were always going to be savage, and so was the man committed to keeping control of them in the hands of criminals and bloody kingpins.

Blindsided by a betrayal which cut so deeply she was sure the wounds would never heal, the princess fled the home she loved and the man who broke her heart. Throwing away her rusted, twisted crown was supposed to help her forget. All it did was make her long for everything she left behind. She told herself she would never go back, but in this tormented kingdom, family is everything. Eventually, she has no choice but to return.

While she was gone, the people who loved her worked hard to make the city safe, and the man who destroyed her sank deeper into the darkness. Going back shouldn’t feel like surrender… but it does. As this pretty princess hovers on the edge of the unknown, the past attacks with a vengeance. It’s a good reminder that puppy love eventually grows up and turns into something with sharp teeth and one hell of a bite.

She never asked for the keys to the kingdom. She’d much rather go out and build her own.

Review:

Karsen has loved Booker since she was 16.  When Booker broke her heart she went to college and never thought about The Point if she didn’t have to.  Now, college is over and she is going back.  The one person she doesn’t ever expect to see shows up at her door and all hell breaks lose.  Booker knows this is his last chance to finally have what he’s always wanted with Karsen.  Can the two of them survive their pasts, their pain and those who do all they can to keep them apart?  Can they have a happily ever after in a place like The Point?

Jay Crownover never ceases to amaze me with her incredible writing talent.  Karsen and Booker are just as tough as the other characters from The Point.  Their story was so very poignant though.  All of the Breaking Point books have a level of heartache to them, but Karsen and Booker never had a chance to begin before they were forced apart.  It is truly what makes their love story so very addictive.  Booker is a prominent figure in both The Point and Breaking Point books so for this horribly damaged man to get his happily ever after was the perfect ending to this series.  We get to see many of the characters we have fallen in love with in previous books with one final hurrah.  Like all of Jay Crownover’s books we have steamy sexy times, drama, suspense, unlikely heroes and those who love them.  Karsen and Booker were two of the best.  They are memorable and so is their story.  It is heartbreaking to say goodbye to these characters but I look forward to what Jay Crownover will do next.

Excerpt:

~Karsen~

Today I was finally old enough to have him.

Best. Birthday. Present. Ever.

It wasn’t uncommon for me to bop down to Booker’s place. He even left the door unlocked most days so I could get in. We lived in a fortress that had more eyes in the sky than a casino in Vegas, so he didn’t need to worry about simple things like locked doors. My crush on the behemoth of a man was pretty much common knowledge all around. Booker tended to treat me like I was an annoying kid sister. But there were times, when no one else was around, I could tell he was looking at me differently. He was hard to read, something that kept you alive in these parts. But I spent so much time watching him, I could see what no one else could. Those steely eyes softened, melted into a soft dove gray when he looked at me while no one else was paying any attention.

I glanced up at the camera that I knew was tracking my every move. I gave a little wave to whomever was monitoring the feed tonight. Race’s security guys were a part of my everyday life. Where I went, they followed. It was sort of like having an army of overprotective big brothers. Annoying yet necessary. It was a good thing I was obsessed with Booker. Having eyes only for him over the last few years meant I didn’t bring boys home to meet the family. I was pretty sure trying to date a guy my own age would have been impossible with those eagle-eyed brutes hanging around.

The butterflies in my stomach started sword fighting the closer I got to Booker’s door. I spent a lot of time making goo-goo eyes at the giant man and aimlessly trying to make conversation with him. He was too cold and reserved to attempt any harmless flirting, and I was always very aware of the line in the sand where Booker was concerned. He tolerated my infatuation and presence, but he always made it clear he was humoring me. He was the one who often reminded me there was a big, wide world out there, ripe for the picking. He told me I should never settle. However, when I tried to explain the only thing I was dying to experience was him, he diverted the conversation and pointedly told me that I was way too young for him. He also believed I was way too nice. He didn’t talk about his past, or his time in prison, but I had a feeling that wherever Noah Booker had been before made the Point look like Sesame Street.

When I was in front of the door, I took a second to make sure my white-blonde hair was smooth and sleek. I ran my tongue over the front of my teeth to make sure none of the plum-colored lip gloss was stuck to the surface. I wiped my hands down the front of my black skinny jeans, the ones that made my admittedly long legs look even longer and took a deep breath. It was now or never.

Today was the day.

 

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August 8th

A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile – Excerpt

Between The Lines – Excerpt

CompulsivamenteLiterária – Excerpt

Karin’s Dark Side I’ll post mostly on Instagram – Excerpt

Marta Likes to Read – Review & Excerpt

NallaReads – Review & Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt

Reviews by Tammy and Kim (Rachel and Jay) – Review & Excerpt

Sassy Southern Book Blog – Excerpt

SBB Reviews – Excerpt

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The Book Maven –Review & Excerpt

We Like Them Dark Book blog – Review & Excerpt

August 9th

Ali’s Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

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Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

Devilishly dirty book blog – Excerpt

I Heart Romance & YA – Excerpt

Kiss and Tell Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Love Book Triangle – Review & Excerpt

Morning Books and Coffee – Excerpt

Readings & Sweets – Excerpt

Rochelle’s Reviews – Excerpt

Sister Sister Book Blog – Excerpt

Three chicks and their books – Excerpt

Travels N Reads – Excerpt

August 10th

AnniDiNuvole – Review & Excerpt

Becky on Books – Excerpt

Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt

Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt

Canadian Book Addict – Excerpt

Fanlovesbooks – Excerpt

Grownupfangirl – Review & Excerpt

Kick Back & Review – Review & Excerpt

Liz’s Reading Life – Excerpt

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Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Summer’s Smexy Book Reviews – Excerpt

The Reading Faery – Excerpt

August 11th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

Blog of Books – Excerpt

Book Freak – Excerpt

Declarations of a Fangirl – Excerpt

Greyland Reviews – Excerpt

Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt

KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

Movies, Shows, & Books – Excerpt

Onceupon_a_bookdream – Review & Excerpt

Quesarasera Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Spellbound Stories – Excerpt

Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Excerpt

August 12th

Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Excerpt

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Desperately Seeking HEA’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Francoise’s Reading Corner – Excerpt

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My Girlfriend’s Couch – Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt

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August 13th

A Woman & Her Books – Excerpt

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Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Excerpt

Heartbeats Between Words – Excerpt

Kitty Kats Crazy About Books – Excerpt

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My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt

Reading and funny – Review & Excerpt

Sultry Sirens Book Blog – Excerpt

The bookworms obsession – Review & Excerpt

Two Books in a Shelf – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews – Excerpt

August 14th

An Asian Chick & Her Cat Walk into a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt

Books 4 Girls – Excerpt

Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Julalicious Book Paradise – Excerpt

Le Journal de Cacahuète – Excerpt

My Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt

Mybookcraze – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Mom Story Time – Excerpt

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Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

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August 15th

A Fortress of Books – Excerpt

Book Haven Book Blog – Excerpt

Book Lovers Hangout – Excerpt

Chatterbooks book blog – Excerpt

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt

Love Notes Book Blog – Excerpt

Milky way of books – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

Reading, Willing & Able – Review & Excerpt

TjLovesToRead – Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt

Socially awkward book nerd – Excerpt

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

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August 16th

A crazy vermonters boom reviews – Review & Excerpt

Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt

Book Lovers Reviews and Recommendations – Excerpt

Books 2 Blog – Excerpt

Collector of book boyfriends – Excerpt

Curvy and Nerdy – Excerpt

Late Night Reading – Review & Excerpt

Ms. Me28 – Excerpt

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Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Relentless Romance – Excerpt

The Escapist Book Blog – Excerpt

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August 17th

Bobo’s Book Bank – Excerpt

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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

 

 

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Review: Even Money by Alessandra Torre

 

Even Money

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Synopsis

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, and everything changes. I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex.
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match. I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer. Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And someone died. None of it stopped me from falling in love.

Review:

Bell is just living her life.  She is going to school and working at a casino.  What she doesn’t count on is meeting Dario.  Dario is the one guy in Vegas you don’t want to be involved with or have him interested in you.  Bell does just that.  As Bell and Dario get swept up together the danger around them escalates.  Just when they could get a chance at a happily ever after their life is flipped upside down.

This was my first Alessandra Torre book.  I am hooked.  This was gripping, exciting page turning book.  The story was a fairly typical romance with the back drop of Las Vegas.  What makes this much more than that is the suspense and danger.  As you turn the page you don’t know what will happen next.  This was a great first book in this duet.  The story has a perfect mix of sexy romance and suspense.  Dario and Bell are very complex characters that add to the depth of the story.  If you are looking for a great summer suspense, this should be a go to for you.

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About Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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Review: Escape by Jay Crownover

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with the third standalone title in her Getaway series, ESCAPE. Check out the review below, and pick up your copy today!

About ESCAPE:

Everything inside of him is screaming that he needs to run, he needs to go, he needs to escape.

Lane Warner is used to being overshadowed and overlooked.

After all, he’s the youngest brother and the most laid back one in the family. He’s the one known for going with the flow and not making waves, even when things seem to be at their worst.

Very few things in life have had the ability to rile Lane up and get under his skin. At the top of that list is his childhood friend Brynn Fox…no…Brynn Warner. The fact that they share a last name was the one thing that has the power to light him up and spin him out of control like no other. There was no calm, cool and collected when it comes to all the reasons why Brynn had to become part of his family.

It’s slowly killing him to keep wanting what he can’t have, so Lane sees only one way to stop himself from doing something they’ll both regret…he has to leave.

Everything inside of her is calling out to find him, to follow, to bring him home.

Brynn Warner is used to being stuck between a rock and a hard place.

After all, she’s the daughter of an unrepentant gold-digger who never once blinked at being the cause of her daughter’s pain and suffering.

Very few things in her life have ever brought happiness and a sense of security. At the very top of that list is Lane Warner. She has unwaveringly loved the youngest Warner since the first minute she laid eyes on him. He was everything Brynn ever wanted and everything she knew she could never have.

Sometimes the right choice is the one that hurts the most and Brynn’s had to make a few that felt like they might be the end of her.

When Lane takes off, one thing is clear, the only choice Brynn has is to go after him.


She’s going to bring her wayward cowboy home….whatever it takes.

Escape is a standalone novel, the third book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

Review:

Lane is the last of the Warner brothers to find love.  His love has been in front of him all along.  When Brynne is asked to marry another man, Lane runs away.  He can’t stay when he knows they should be together.  The last thing he expects is to have Brynne chase after him.  Brynne knows the only man she will ever want will be Lane.  She knows her home is with the Warners, but will she and Lane finally admit their feelings or will they continue on broken hearted?

This is another winner by Jay Crownover.  The third Lane brother has been one I have been waiting for.  His and Brynne’s story was probably one of the most romantic Jay Crownover stories I have read.  She does add in her trademark suspense and thrill within the romance but the romance definitely took center stage. Lane and Brynne’s story really ended this series with a bang.  It was definitely unique to them and equally sweet and thrilling.  I really enjoyed the addition of Cameron too.  I think it was definitely something that both Lane and Brynne needed.  I loved how the youngest Warner brother had one of the best stories. Another aspect of this book in this series was seeing quite a few familiar Denver faces.  Those who have read the Marked Men and The point series’ will know who I’m talking about when they show up.   If you haven’t picked up this series yet or even a Jay Crownover book, then you need to NOW.  You don’t know what you are missing.  I hope that Ten and Webb get their HEA.  I know their story will be something else.

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NallaReads

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Romancing the Pages

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I Heart Books

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February 1st

Book Angel Booktopia

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Four Chicks Flipping Pages

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Late Night Reading

Love Notes Book Blog

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty

Obsessive Book Nerd

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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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Review: Shelter (The Getaway Series #2) by Jay Crownover

 

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with the second standalone title in her Getaway series, SHELTER. Check out the excerpt below and pick up your copy today!

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About SHELTER:

His life is chaos and confusion. It’s a storm of uncertainty and raging emotion.

Sutton Warner is a mess. Everything in his life feels like it’s unraveling.

He’s let a lot of people down lately, including his daughter. Sutton always promised his little girl he would never disappoint her and that he would always be there when she needed him. Until he wasn’t.

The truth is, he’s used to disappointing the women in his life. First was his mother who couldn’t find a reason to stick around when he was growing up. Then there’s his ex. The woman who takes unbridled delight in making his life incredibly complicated. Luckily, his daughter is still young enough to believe her old man is some kind of hero. But, he knows the day is coming when she realizes the truth, that he’s just a man with some serious flaws and a list of ever-growing weaknesses.

Finally, there’s the woman he’s desperately trying to forget with every shot tossed back and each pill popped.

He more than disappointed Emrys…he almost got her killed.

Her love is steady and sure. It’s a shelter shaped by conviction and silent assurance.

Emrys Santos is lost. Everything in her life feels pointless and futile.

She’s been busy running away from her feelings and all the people who love her the most—including her best friend, the one person who knows exactly what she’s been through. They promised to always stick together and to lean on one another. It was a promise Em had to break so she could lick her wounds and figure out her next move. For once, there is no easy way out of the tangled web of emotions she’s caught up in, and right now, she recognizes that all roads lead back to Wyoming…and back to Sutton.

The man she nearly got killed.

Shelter is a standalone novel, the second book in the Getaway series, which features the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women who dare to love them. These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

Review:

Emrys has been broken since the attack that left her and Sutton with wounds both physical and mental.  Emrys is determine to fix things.  To do that she needs Sutton.  Sutton just wants to forget everything he couldn’t do for Emrys.  In his attempt to forget he nearly loses everything.  As Emrys and Sutton find they need each other to help them cope, their roads still have some bumps ahead.  Can they survive what is to come or will they lose everything in the process?

Ever since I read Retreat with Cy and Leo, I have been craving the next in this wonderfully written series by Jay Crownover.  Jay has a great talent for writing wounded heros.  Em and Sutton are as wounded as they come.  But their journey to get better is filled with sexy times and emotionally potent moments.  This series makes me want to go into the woods and find a sexy cowboy.  Em and Sutton’s journey is a story that will suck you in and won’t let go until you find out if they get their HEA.  I loved seeing the family through their eyes.  Not to mention Sutton’s incredibly adorable daughter Daye.  She is probably one of the sweetest characters in this series.  When reading this be prepared for suspense, sexy times and sweet words from wounded heroes (not just Sutton).  If you have yet to pick up a Jay Crownover book you need this one.  I like to start from the beginning.  So, start with Retreat but I guarantee you will jump right into Shelter.  I can’t wait to get my hands on Lane’s book.  The end of January can’t come quick enough.

 

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EXCERPT:

I’d been fooled once by the promise of quiet nights and serene days in the sunshine. I believed the brochure when it said I could leave my worries at home and escape to a simpler, quieter kind of life. I let myself be lured in by the picturesque landscape and stunning mountains. I foolishly fell prey to the temptation of leaving my current set of troubles behind in San Francisco while I hid away in the middle-of-nowhere Wyoming.

I now knew firsthand the glossy brochure that brought me to Wyoming the first time was nothing more than a bunch of pretty, packaged lies. I knew the bar brawl erupting in front of me was hardly the worst thing that could happen here. In fact, the level of bloodshed and violence was child’s play compared to what I’d witnessed the last time I’d stepped foot in this small, quaint town. Well, I hadn’t really been in Sheridan last time I was here. I’d spent most of my time in the backwoods that surrounded the Warner brothers’ ranch, which was still a good forty-five minutes outside of this tiny town. The ranch was where I was currently trying to get to so I could see my best friend.

When I left Wyoming, I told myself I would never come back.

Ever.

I told myself there was nothing here for me but bad memories and heartache. I was a pro at lying to myself, at telling myself exactly what I needed to hear to justify my actions. I could convince myself of anything, like it was okay that my last boyfriend stole my grandmother’s silver when I kicked him out because he needed it more than I did. I had no problem believing that pulling Leo out of the city was the only way to heal her broken heart even though she didn’t want to go. It was easier to distract her than it was to watch her wallow. I persuaded myself into believing what I needed to heal was space and solitude. I held onto that until time passed and I was still a mess. I was sick of my own company and of hiding from everything I was feeling. I was the one who always went out of my way to fix everyone else around me, it wasn’t exactly a shock to learn I didn’t have the skills to repair myself. I spent my days helping others focus on their goals, on doing better and achieving more, so I didn’t have to think about the lack of any ambition of my own. I turned thirty at the end of the year and I was still trying to figure out what and who I wanted to be when I grew up. I’d been aimless for a long time; the only direction in my life come from the fact I knew all the way down to my bones that I had to go back to Wyoming and face off with Sutton Warner.
 

 

 


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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

 

 

 

 

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Review: Can’t Let Go (The Original Heartbreakers #5) by Gena Showalter

I am lucky enough to bring to you today, Can’t Let Go.  It’s number 5 in The Original Heartbreakers series.  I love Gena Showalter’s writing.  This next book in the series really hammers home how wonderful Gena Showalter is at writing romance.  Jude and Ryanne’s story is one of the best in this series.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

, Manually ReleasedBook Blurb:

With trust issues a mile long, Ryanne Wade has sworn off men.  Then Jude Laurent walks into her bar and all bets are off.  The former Army Ranger has suffered unimaginably, first being maimed in battle then losing his wife and daughters to a drunk driver. Making the brooding widower smile is priority one. Resisting him? Impossible.

To Jude, Ryanne is off limits. And yet the beautiful bartender who serves alcohol to potential motorists tempts him like no other. When a rival bar threatens her livelihood, and her life, he can’t turn away.  She triggers something in him he thought long buried, and he’s determined to protect her, whatever the cost.

As their already scorching attraction continues to heat, the damaged soldier knows he must let go of his past to hold on to his future…or risk losing the second chance he desperately needs.

Review:

Ryanne can’t keep her gaze away from the very broody Jude.  She knows she shouldn’t want the man with the dark past.  She can’t seem to help herself though.  Jude can’t explain why he can’t stay away from Ryanne and her bar.  With his history, her bar should be the last place he would want to be.  As he becomes her security and she decides she needs to make his life incredibly difficult they are drawn closer and closer.  Can the two of them let go of the pasts that haunt them?  Or will holding onto the past drown any possibility they have?

This series is one of my favorites.  I love how the alpha males are flawed in a very real way and their heroines find ways to rescue themselves and the men they love.  Ryanne and Jude are no different.  Jude is probably one of the darkest characters in this series.  He is so dynamic and complex.  Ryanne is a great foil for him.  She is relentless and unable to be controlled by a man who loves control.  Ryanne and Jude are only one element though.  Their friends/family really make this story entertaining and fun, even when it is series.  These flawed heroes are the best.  If you haven’t started this series it is never too late.  You will love it!  Can’t wait for Brock’s story next!

Review: Beneath the Truth by Meghan March

From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes the final sexy standalone set in the Beneath world of New Orleans.

I used to believe there were lines in life you don’t cross.
Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t steal.
Until I learned people don’t always practice what they preach.
I turned in my badge and gun and walked away from everything.
Then I got the call no one wants, and I’m back in New Orleans.
What I don’t expect is for her to be here too.
Another line you don’t cross?
Don’t touch your best friend’s little sister.
She’s always been off-limits.
Too bad I don’t follow the rules anymore.

Review:

Rhett gets a call he never wanted.  Being away for a year and coming back to horrible news brings him to his knees.  What he doesn’t expect is how grown up his best friend’s little sister has become.  He knows she is off limits for the one reason.  With things in his life spiraling he decides that he needs to control the one thing in his life.  Taking her will be the best or worst thing in his life.

Like every other book Meghan March writes this is sexy, suspenseful and so addictive.  This is the first book I read from this series.  Now, I know I must go back and read them all.  Rhett and Ari were fantastic.  Their chemistry was off the charts.  I loved the inner monologue of these two.  It brought some comic relief to so very troubling times in the book.  Of all the Meghan March books I’ve read I have to say this is probably one of the most suspenseful.  It had you guessing who the villain was and who the traitor was.  Until all is revealed, you are really left guessing.  I will say that you should probably read the books in order.  Their are names of people who are important that I didn’t know.  That didn’t stop me from enjoying this highly exciting, highly sexual and oh so addictive book.  If I wasn’t a huge Meghan March fan before, I would be now.

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Excerpt:

Wham. My heart slammed against my ribs as it sped up about twenty beats per minute.

The heat and delicious woodsy citrus scent radiating from his body did good things to me. Things that made me want to do very bad things to him. I wasn’t a seventeen-year-old virgin anymore. I knew my way around a man, but I had to admit, the hipsters in Cali had nothing on a homegrown Louisiana man like Rhett.

When he spoke, he leaned in so close that I could feel his breath on my ear. “You missed that shot on purpose.”

My gaze jumped from the sexy five o’clock shadow shading his jaw to his piercing green eyes.

“Wha-what are you talking about?” I smacked myself mentally when my old stammer kicked in. Of course he would cause it.

“That shot. You missed on purpose. I saw you adjust at the last minute. Why?”

I swallowed the saliva pooling in my mouth and decided to take the safest exit from this situation. Lying.

“Cue slipped.”

His eyes narrowed on me. “You’re lying and you’re terrible at it, just like you’ve always been.” He reached up and pressed his thumb to my left eyebrow. “You get a twitch right here.”

Oh my God. Rhett Hennessy is touching me. And what’s more . . . he knows my tell. He noticed me!

The fifteen-year-old inside me did a terrible cartwheel at the realization. Okay, more of a round-off. With a tumble in the grass to finish. Whatever.

But outwardly, I was trapped in that green gaze until he decided to let me go—or until I came to my senses.

I cleared my throat and sidestepped him. “Whatever you say, hotshot. I need another drink.”

Focusing on putting one four-inch heel in front of the other without biting it, I escaped to the table and reached for the whiskey glass I’d left behind, interrupting my brother and the waitress. They both stared at me as I chugged the contents.

I’d always wondered what it would feel like to have Rhett’s attention, and now I knew. In a word, it was . . . unnerving.

“How’s the game going?” my brother asked.

“Fine.” Keeping my answer short meant he couldn’t tell that I was lying. Heath wasn’t nearly as observant as Rhett.

“You winning?”

Thanking the Lord that Heath obviously hadn’t been watching, I shrugged. “I guess.”

He glanced toward Rhett and then back to me. “The sister I know and love doesn’t lose at pool. Ever. Even to Rhett Hennessy.”

I lowered the glass to the table and straightened my shoulders. “Like they say, things change.”

He nodded slowly. “That may be true about most things, Flounder. But you’re a pool shark and we both know it.”

Before I could respond, Heath’s attention jumped back to the waitress. I took another ten seconds to gather myself, also known as drinking offensively in my mind, before I crossed the floor to face off against my former obsession.

“You all right, Red?” Rhett asked.

“Don’t call me that. And I’ve never been better.”

His gaze dipped to my feet and dragged up my body. “I can agree with that statement.”

Whoa. Who is this guy with the innuendo? A glance at his empty whiskey glass told me he was drinking heavily as well. Was this the booze talking? Or was Rhett Hennessy not just noticing me, but noticing me?

Either way, I had to play it cool. Or at least pretend to play it cool, since it seemed I might fall short.

“Your turn, hotshot. Better not miss, because I’ll clear the table next time,” I said, but my cocky attitude backfired.

Rhett didn’t miss. He sank his balls and then the eight, ending the game almost as quickly as it started. He returned his cue to the rack and turned to face me, all traces of the earlier heat banked, his expression shuttered.

“Game over.”

What the hell just happened?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Review: The Clover Chapel by Devney Perry

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Title: The Clover Chapel

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

About The Clover Chapel:

She took a dare and fell in love. Truth would have been the smarter choice.

After years of living under her father’s thumb, Emmeline is ready to break free. She’s abandoned her life as a New York socialite to follow her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher in a small, wholesome town. Seeing the man that nearly broke her was absolutely not what she had hoped to find in Prescott, Montana.

Nick hasn’t seen his Emmy in nine years, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten a thing about the woman he loves. After just one blissful night as man and wife, he gave her up, sacrificing his own happiness to keep her safe—far away from him. But the moment she walks back into his lonely life is the moment he decides never to let her go again. He won’t waste his second chance. All he has to do is win back Emmeline’s heart, keep her safe from the shadows in his past and prove to her that taking a wager on him is a sure bet.

Review: 

Emmy has done one crazy thing in her life.  In one night in Vegas,  she became a wife and an abandoned wife all in one night.  Fast forward nine years and Emmy is a new teacher on her own.  What she doesn’t expect is to see her husband, Nick.  The one that left her so many years ago.  As they try to repair the broken relationship and truly get to know each other, strange break ins keep happening to Emmy.  Can Emmy and Nick work out the last nine years or will forgiveness elude them?

I love this second chance romance.  Emmy and Nick were great characters.  The story was unique and very fun at times.  The story was intricate and intriguing.  I did find it a bit long and more complicated than I think it needed to be.  The romance/second chance portion was practically resolved a quarter of the way through.  There were other plot points that moved the story along but it felt like they weren’t intrical to the plot.  Overall, it was a well written book that was both entertaining and interesting.  I would definitely read another book by Devney Perry

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About the Author:

Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

 

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