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REVIEW : Brotherhood of Misfits: Paul (BoM #2) by Khai L. Bayne

Title:Brotherhood of Misfits: Paul
Author :Khai L. Bayne
Series:BoM #2
Release date:April 16th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :

Not all things that glitter are made of gold.My name is Paul Kian McKinnon. I grew up with upper class, wealthy parents who had successful jobs, the best education money could buy, friends in all the most popular circles, and of course ideal grades. My good fortune spilled over into my adult life. To most people my life is what you would call privileged. At first glance you would think I have everything together, healthy bank account, beautiful house, good job, and great friends. Everything is perfect, until… The door to the outside world closes.At home everything falls apart.

In this place, I am my most vulnerable. Every night I try silence my inner demons in a sea of sleeping pills and alcohol, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Sometimes it gets to be too much and I need to do more than simply just dull the anxiety, pain, and the all-encompassing numbness. Yes, I know it’s not healthy, but it’s all I have… Well that and my brothers, the Misfits as we are called.
We were all brought together thanks to the kindness of Jethro-Elijah Shepard. Through his compassionate heart and stern beliefs, we’ve grown up together into strong, loyal, friends. We’ve celebrated each other’s wins, as well as comforting each other in our loses. Those men have been more of a family to me than my own flesh and blood, and yet I still can’t bring myself to share the darkest parts of me. They won’t understand because they see me just as the rest of the world does… Perfect.
What would happen if I dropped the mask and let it splinter like the pieces of my broken soul?
Would they save me?
The better question is… Do I want to save myself, or do I just want to fade away into the abyss of pain and suffering?
Am I ready to peel away the beautiful covering and let them look at the ugliness underneath?In order to find out you’ll have to read my story, and trust me when I say… it won’t be for the faint of heart.
(This is the Second book in the Brotherhood of Misfits series. It can be a stand alone BUT to full get to know the characters it is best to read Book One.)
Review :

When I came across the “Brotherhood of Misfits” series by Khai L. Bayne, I was originally only requested to read Book 2 “Paul” – but I had somehow the feeling that would not be a good Idea so I requested to read also the first book “Roc” – which was the right decision. My review here is equally valid for both books.

You might be able to read them as standalones but the story is very complex and the relationships between the characters are not easy to handle. So I felt that you will need the full knowledge on everything to keep up with this fast paced novel. The leading characters are dark and gritty at their best times and mysterious bordering (looking for the right word) crazy? at their worst. But somehow this intense plotline works out.
Sometimes during reading you were wondering where the story is heading as there are several threads woven into a complex construct. And I must admit at times I lost focus on the main character of the book as the story equally enfolds for several characters. And while one seems to be the lead for the book, the others still have a lot to contribute.
You can already feel the next stories coming up with big question marks. Usually that happens on the sidelines of the original story but not so with this plot – here the sidelines happen in-between the story focus. There were a lot of “firsts” for me within the storyline of these books and I would have to spoiler too much to explain my mixed up feelings.
For example the fact alone, that it was a GUY that was in the position that Paul was in – was a first for me. Parts of the story are not pretty or for the faint of heart. So be warned there are no unicorns or Hearts drawn around the Book Cover for a reason.
I am not sure if I could say this would be a favorite book of mine – The jury is still out on that vote as this complex story is not at its end. Roc and Paul may have told their parts so far but this is neither a HEA in the conventional way nor a cliffhanger by all means.
And I feel this is a series you need to read all the books of to come to a vote. But I can say for sure that it has been a long time since I read such an confusing and complex plot.
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REVIEW : Heinous (Deathstalkers MC #2)by Alexis Noelle

Title:Heinous
Author :Alexis Noelle
Series:Deathstalkers MC #2
Release date: April 18th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :
I was never meant to have a happily ever after.
It was a fate I accepted a long time ago.
Before he came for me, taking away who I am, I needed to escape.
Just for one night.
One man turned my entire world upside down.
I should have walked away, but something about him wouldn’t let me.
Now I’m lying to him.
He’s going to find out the truth, or my life will catch up to me.
Either way, I lose him.
It’s a thought I can’t bear.
People have always told me love is amazing and powerful.
They’re wrong.
It makes you weak…exposing your vulnerabilities…making you easy prey.
Love is heinous.
Review :

Well if you “know” me than you know that I do not read MC books. Why ? I simply don’t because their blurbs usually do not appeal to me.

Having said that – the next thing to say is that I just read “Heinous” (Deathstalkers MC #2) by Alexis Noelle.
Wait … What?
Yeah you read correctly I just read one of the books that I do not read.
And this is where it becomes interesting. Something about that blurb really spoke to me and I thought I would take the chance. This was the second book of that series but I had no problems to read it as a standalone.
What can I say… I was not disappointed.
I would not go as far as to say I am now a reformed MC reader – no far from it.
But the writing style of this particular author is compelling and well developed that it drew me into a surrounding that I feel normally not comfortable with.
The characters were painfully well developed and the story was painfully too.
So if you are looking for bunnies and roses I am afraid you came to the wrong place.
Heinous is when love gets in the way of an ugly reality
Heinous is when lovers see no light at the end
Heinous is when fairytales die
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REVIEW : Lust is the Thorn by Jen McLaughlin

Title :

Lust is the Thorn

Author :

Jen McLaughlin

Series :

N/A

Release date : 19 Apr 2016
Rating : 5 Stars
Blurb :

Growing up hard and fast on the mean streets of Chicago, Thorn McKinney didn’t have a prayer—until tragedy inspired him to join the seminary. Now the time has come to take his vows, and yet he’s haunted by the woman he can’t leave behind: his best friend’s little sister. Despite Thorn’s promises that he’d keep her safe, she’s going through hell. And now he finds himself torn between duty and desire, entranced by the seductive pull of her trusting eyes, innocent heart, and sinfully sweet curves.Trying to let Thorn pursue his calling, Rose Gallagher has been hiding some things: namely her abusive boyfriend and her job as a stripper. But when she hits rock bottom, Thorn is there for her—and now there’s no denying the raw temptation that draws them together in their darkest moments. Rose may have found salvation in his strong arms, but she knows that Thorn must choose his own path: in the church, or in the warm embrace of a woman’s love.

Review :

It often happens that I have a song on my mind AFTER I finished a book – but it rarely happens that I have on in my mind after only the first pages. Here that song was with me from the beginning on and I actually listened to it often during reading.

The song was “Every Rose has it’s Thorn” by POISON.
And I am starting to write this review while I only finished 54% of this book (which is a first for me) because I do not want to loose my thoughts and I am afraid that maybe If I do not like the end it might influence my opinion of the book ( I am known for that). But this story deserves to be reviewed for those 54 % only alone.
When I read the Blurb of the Book I was contemplating if I wanted to read it at all. I am kind of burned by an old TV show that my mother used to watch in the 1980’s – “The Thorn Birds” and I hated that show for the weakness the lead showed.
Not for the weakness to fall for a woman but for the weakness to never fully stand behind his decisions and to always weaver around leaving everybody hanging . But well – my mother adored the actors – so it was running on our TV and I only had the option to leave or stay and watch. So I watched and I kind of resented the whole subject afterwards.
But anyway something in that book blurb spoke to me and I choose the book needing to find out what it was.
And now I am sitting here and I feel … I feel for Rose… GOD (sorry) but she is so strong, written so believable that I can only admire her. There is no bullshit with her – she states from page 1 what she thinks and that is just WOW.
Thorn – Well I get where he is coming from and why he is following his way. But I also see what he is missing and feel where he went wrong in his assumptions. He really repairs that damage in vision of the image of temptation that TV show did to me. I feel his struggle – it is written so believable that I almost want to reach out and put my hand on his shoulder to tell him to let go of his pain.
In my good old “lets mark on your kindle all the lines you like” – kind of way – I think I marked like 80% of those 54% that I read so far.
I hope – and pray (sorry again) for the end that I wish for them both – but as I am afraid because of that stupid TV show – I needed to finish this before reading the end because the development of these characters alone deserved the 5 stars I gave.
And just in case I will not like the end I had to save those from myself.
Well I will return now to finish the rest of the book whish me luck or a big box of tissues – who knows …
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NEVER BLUE DUET by Julia Wolf is coming soon!

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NEVER BLUE DUET by Julia Wolf is coming soon!

NEVER LASTING, Book 1

 

Tali DiPietro is a good girl in combat boots with a rebellious streak.

 

Away at college and finally out from under her overprotective parents’ thumbs, Tali is ready to forge her own path. What she didn’t expect was the crazy attraction she felt the moment her eyes locked on hazel.

 

Jude Goldman is a bad boy with a guitar and big dreams.

 

Bleeding his heart out under bright stage lights has been the one thing that’s kept Jude propelling forward. But a chance encounter with a cute girl in a White Stripes shirt has the potential to derail everything.

 

Tali doesn’t date musicians—or anyone—but she can’t deny the way Jude makes her heart beat to a whole new rhythm.

 

Jude knows he should stay away from Tali, but she’s like a beacon in the dark, drawing him to her light.

 

Two battered ships, moored together in a storm. Rocking, drifting, pulling away, only to be yanked back in.

 

Their love is the forever kind, but broken promises and Jude’s hunger for the stage might turn their forever into nothing more than stardust and memories.

 

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NEVER AGAIN, Book #2

 

They were a perfect storm of tragedy and bad decisions…

 

The conclusion to Tali and Jude’s epic love story.

 

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MEET THE AUTHORS:

As a little girl, I watched my mom read her Harlequin romance novels and always wondered what was so fascinating about them. When I grew up and finally read my first romance, my first reaction was “Oh!” followed by a “Ooooooh!”. A romance reader was born!

And now I create my own love stories. I like taking the everyday and injecting a whole lot of swoon into it. Who doesn’t want that?

Most of my books take place in and around Baltimore. It’s what i know, and it’s an area I love. I like to mix in a little bit of big city with my small town.

When I’m not writing, I’m momming my three crazy, beautiful kids. Although according to them, I’m always writing!

 
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REVIEW : Let Me (O’Brien Family #2)by Cecy Robson

Title:Let Me
Author :Cecy Robson
Series:O’Brien Family #2
Release date:April 19th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :

Once he was broken beyond repair. Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds. A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot. Sol is working toward her masters degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them.Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts.

Review :

I just had to pleasure to read my first Book by the author Cecy Robson. The book is called “Let Me” and is the second book in the O’Brien series. But you can trust me when I say it can be read as a standalone without any problem, because that is exactly what I did.

The story is written in an engaging way and drew me in. I liked the writing style and the plot.
Finn is an interesting character and he is easy to relate to as a reader. It was an interesting journey following him through the book.
Sol on the other hand I had my difficulties with. I could not find any handle on her to bring me closer to her.
The leading characters are well developed, so even me not liking Sol feels like a part of the process of the book.
It was an enjoyable read and I am confident it will not be my last book by this author
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She had her future all planned…until she met him.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one summer of fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

Sparks instantly fly between the two, and Caryn can’t resist his charms as she discovers that Andrew has a reputation of winning – both on and off the ice. One of the most eligible singles in Toronto, Andrew could have any woman he wants, and he’s got Caryn in his sights. But, when Caryn’s parents disapprove of the match and threaten to disinherit her and his hockey team trades him to a new city, it may take more than love for the couple to survive this penalty play.

This Piece of My Heart is the first book in the Clearing the Ice trilogy. Book 2, This Piece of My Soul, is out now! The trilogy is complete and concludes with This Piece of Our Being, also available now!

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Cover Reveal for Rose Croft Primitivo

 

 

Title: Primitivo 
Author: Rose Croft 
Genre: New Adult / Dark Romance 
Series: Mendoza Family Series #2 
 
 
 

 

 

 
Emilio

It’s been said…
When life gives you lemons,
You make lemonade.
I know that drill by heart.

When life gives you eternal love,
You take it and hold on forever.

When your love gives you a child,
You cherish and protect him with all
Your heart.

When your heart gets crushed,
You reconstruct it with steel.

It’s also been said…
There’s a thin line between love and hate,
I’d say…you have no idea.
 

 

 

 

 
 



Title: Cabezón (The Mendoza Family, #1)
Author: Rose Croft 
 

 

 

Rose Croft is a wannabe poet and a writer in her own mind. She’s a wife and mom to a beautiful daughter and lives her own happily ever after.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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REVIEW : No Angel by Tara Hart

Title:No Angel
Author : Tara Hart
Series:N/A
Release date:April 18th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :
Charlie Hunt is a slut.
Have you ever let one word define you? Allowed one single word to shape your reality? I have. I’m not the girl you take home to meet your parents. I’m the opposite. I’m a sure thing with no strings attached, but one college jock took it too far, and for once, I’m the person who needs saving.
Evan Dawson is lost.
I never imagined myself back here, in my childhood home, looking after my wayward brother, but here I am. This isn’t the life I planned for, but as soon as I set eyes on her, everything made perfect sense. The reason I’m here, the purpose of my existence is to be with this girl and make her see her worth.
For Charlie and Evan the journey has never been easy, but can two complete opposites become one whole? Or will Charlie’s reputation tear them apart?
No Angel is intended for readers over 18 years of age. It contains graphic sexual scenarios and strong language.
Review :

You can learn a lot about judgement and the prejudices from Tara Hart’s new book “No Angel”.

Charlie and Evan give the reader a new perception on things.
If you are honest with ourselves – how often have we judged people based on stuff we heard others telling us about them without even knowing how much of it is true?
I connected with a lot of things Charlie thought but also Evan was right on a lot of stuff. Surely there were some wrongs in their thoughts and idea’s too, there needed to be, because otherwise this story would not have had a single twist or turn.
I think this book gave me a little insight in some things I never understood when they were mentioned in other novels … so yes I really learned something I hope.
The story is well told and definitively the author poured her heart into it – so yes I liked my first novel by this author and I would like to recommend to read it to you if you feel the blurb might be interesting to you
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REVIEW : Broken Down (Hidden Scars #2)by Amanda K. Byrne

Title :

Broken Down

Author :

Amanda K. Byrne

Series :

Hidden Scars #2

Release date : Apr 12, 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :

The one thing he could do for her was let her go. Until he couldn’t.When Thieves’ guitarist Shane Jones lost his close friend to a freak accident, Krista Conner helped him through the worst of his grief. He kept their late-night trysts a secret to protect her from the tabloids, and when she broke up with him, he let her go.But he never got over her.Months later, his world is rocked again by the death of his brother mere weeks before the biggest Thieves album yet. Grieving and desperate for peace, he tracks Krista down, craving the salvation he found in her sweet spirit. Only this time, he’s determined not to leave.Krista left Shane because her life was a mess. She’s rebuilt it, piece by challenging piece, making some hard decisions along the way. She’s settled into a new city and a new life, and for the first time in a long time, she’s content and happy. Then Shane turns up, promising to stay, promising to care. Promising everything.Shane’s the one she wants, but the toughest choice she made could drive him away for good.

Review :

With her first Book “Hidden Scars” Amanda K. Byrne established a very special “tone” of storytelling, that she effortlessly transferred to the second book of the Hidden Scars series as well.

“Broken Down” is quiet book even when reading in the Blurb about rock stars, the reader will NOT find a fast paced and heavy novel.
The tone is more deep and intense.
With a plot filled with well developed characters it is fun to follow the story.I am really getting to like this authors writing style – very recommendable
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