A beast, alone with the horrors of his past, the scar on his face a constant reminder of the man heâs become.A beauty, on the run with her life in a tailspin, finds herself on his doorstep seeking protection.Deeply misunderstood and dedicated to his life of brooding solitude, Maxwell Black is hesitant to let Elle McKellan into his home where his hideous secrets hide. But heâs unable to resist the allure of this desperate stranger. Soon the magnetism between them is undeniable, the temptation unbearable. Elle, reluctant to risk losing her heart to this dark and broken man, struggles against the sexual tension, only to surrender to the combustable heat between them. When Elleâs life catches up to her and threatens to tear them apart, Maxwell will protect the precious love heâs found by any brutal means necessary. Black is a sexy, modern spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale and is intended for mature audiences.
I understand if you think I am spoiled â when I read a comparison in a blurb calling itself a âmodern spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairy taleâ that raises certain expectations in me.
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“Holy smokes. I devoured this book in no time. I have never read a book anything like this before. I was captivated from the beginning.” – Amber, Goodreads reviewer
“This book will blow you away! It is an emotional rollercoaster that will have you wondering how conditions like that could take place without someone putting an end to it!” – Merry, Goodreads reviewer
“I was looking for something a bit different from my normal romance reads. What a surprising gift this was.” – Within Paper Sheets
“Wow oh wow. This book will blow you away, this book will keep you reading until the end, there will be no break..” – I Don’t Get Sundays, Amazon reviewer
Once, the only thing that mattered to me was footballâtraining, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now Iâm suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend a semester at home to get my shit together. The cherry on my fuckup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friendâs girl, Mia Mendezâthe only woman Iâve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.Iâm not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. Sheâs off-limitsâand not just because sheâs working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. Weâre both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.Until I break my own rules and touch her. Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed. Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth. I canât rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, Iâd climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.
Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys #1) by Lexi Ryan was a good start into a new series. It was my first book by this author and I liked it.
Rocking The Pop Star, #1
There are books that can be read as standalone â those that should be read as standalone (yes even in a series those exist) and than there are books like “Play Your Heart Out” by Crystal Kaswell.
Recovery Road is a shorter novel by Danielle Donaldson that introduces us to a young family enjoying their lives just deeply enough to make the reader feel the loss when it happens. Reading the Blurb it was obvious that something was going to happen but the way it did felt surreal so it was kind of like one would imagine it to happen for real.
Toward the Sound of Chaos
Jake Tucker is broken. At twenty-two, he went in to the Marine Corps a naÃ¯ve, troubled youth. Nine years and four tours later, Jake finds himself back on US soil, though his mind remains firmly planted in the sands of Afghanistan with the men he left behind.Wounded, chewed up and spat out by war, Jake has only his dog, Nuke, PTSD, and survivorâs guilt to keep him company. Heâs lived every day for nine years wondering when it will be his last, but thereâs little comfort in the fact that heâs still standing when his platoon isnât.Ellie Mason doesnât have time for broken. Sheâs too busy trying to put food on the table. And keeping up with the demands of her autistic son, Spencer, is sometimes like fighting behind enemy lines. As if navigating the minefields of single parenthood isnât enough, Ellie finds herself drawn to the quiet Marine whoâs just as lonely as she is. But sheâs loved damaged men before, and it left her wounded.Set against the picturesque backdrop of Fairhope, Alabama, Ellie and Jake find themselves running toward the sound of chaos.Love is war.Only the strong survive, and surrender is inevitable.
In âTowards the Sound of Chaosâ the author paints a raw picture of the war that happens after the war. The public might finally acknowledge the existence of PTSD, but still when it is subject in a novel there is often an attempt to show only the lighter forms of it.
When he agreed to walk away from the lifestyle for her, he never expected sheâd subversively push him back into it. Until she didâ¦
If you follow me on twitter you might have noticed my âbattleâ with Riley Murphy and Holly Blackstone last weekend. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of âStare Him Downâ and I could not stop teasing the Author while reading it.
A girl has to work to pay the bills, but my family would not approve of my methods. Burlesque is my release and paycheck. Nursing is my future and current frustration. Between dancing and playing mind games with my sexy neighbor my life is beginning to be fun again. He likes to watch me, and I like to put on a performance of a lifetime. When our lives collide, things get hot and heavy. We need to be careful for many reasons, but I canât bring myself to care about any of them.This is a short happily ever after steamy novella, containing insta-love.
Peep by Heather Stone was surprising in more than one way.
Go BACK TO BOOKMAN with Dakota Madison’s new #LoveinMidlife #ComingofMiddleAge romance series. Tenured English professor Bly Daniels believes the short walk from her campus office to the university library is too much exposure to the harsh elements of the outdoors. She would prefer to spend her days (and nights) comfortably seated indoors reading classic literature.When Bly is arrested for reading one of the great books while driving home, a judge sentences her to thirty days of community service with The Wild Way, a therapeutic wilderness program for troubled teens.There she meets Turner Wild, the owner and operate of the wilderness program. Turner is everything Bly despises: rugged, unrefined and outdoorsy. For Bly a trip to hell sounds more desirable than spending an entire month with Turner and his band of hooligans as they traverse the woods of rural northwest New Jersey communing with nature.Bly certainly never expects to form a bond with the troubled teens sheâs been assigned to mentor and forge an unlikely relationship with their fearless leader, Turner Wild.Each full-length novel in Dakota Madisonâs LOVE IN MIDLIFE romance series can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. Each story features one of the graduates of Bookman College attending their 25th reunion.
âGone Wildâ was not my first book by Dakota Madison. Longer time ago I already read âCommunity Serviceâ, so I kind of knew that I would at least like the writing style of this author.