Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Finding Our Forever 
Forever #2 
Lan LLP 
Releasing Sept 2014



Tragedy Strikes Again

Now weaved into Carson Bradley's web of boundless wealth and pharmaceutical rivalries, Lillian Ly is altering the course of her bright academic future. She’s determined to follow the beat of her devoted heart even after a devastating loss she'd suffered as a result of a deliberate accident.  With two missing researchers whose survival is based on a drug formula that Carson is unable to deliver, he fears the kidnappers will stop at nothing to get what they want—meaning Lillian’s life is also in danger. 

Can they find their forever with all the danger that still lies ahead?

Guilt gnaws at his conscience with each passing day, but despite his shame, he still can’t let her go. She is the flame to his fire, the soul of his heart. Without her by his side, he is just a body without a warm pulse.  Desperate to obtain the missing drug components and keep Lillian safe, Carson becomes overbearing and unreasonable.  Lillian’s strong-will tears them emotionally apart, stirring thoughts of doubt for their future. She knows she loves him irrevocably, but can she survive in his volatile world?






Over a long year ago, I picked up a pen and wrote the first sentence of a fantasy that I’ve imagined ever since I was a daydreaming little girl—minus the steamy parts of course. That initial sentence was the seed that grew into my flowering romance book, “Beginning with Forever.” With all my heart, I wrote, rewrote, edited, re-edited and now, I’m finally ready to share it with all of you. My one and only aspiration for this book is to have readers embrace my story and characters with their heart. If I can make someone laugh till their gut hurts, hate with vengeance, cry till their eyes dry out, fall in love all over again, drool over the hero or feel any other emotions, than I’ve succeeded my goal.

I’m the sappiest person in the world when it comes to romance. Don’t laugh! I believe in love at first sight, Prince Charming or Mr. Hot Billionaire in my book, and happy endings. In my heart, every women deserves all three, and they will when they lose themselves in my books. Your fantasy can become your reality with just the flip of a page, so come join me.




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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Lover Unknown by Ellie Kincade - 2 Stars

Lover Unknown by Ellie Kincade
 
Two strange stars
Blurb - Passion without boundaries.

The freedom of the unknown.

A night you’ll never forget.

Welcome to Club Q.


Hadley has never been one to shy away from a challenge between the sheets, but she’s been craving something she just can’t put her finger on. When a mysterious silver envelope shows up on her desk at work, inviting her to join Club Q, she’s about to get everything she didn’t even know she wanted.

A haven for the rich and beautiful, little is known about Club Q to those not on the list. For Chicago’s elite it means sex unlike anything they had ever experienced before.
Lover Unknown is the first book in a new series by the author Ellie Kincade, I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
This is a very short novella almost like an extended prologue, where we are introduced to the main character Hadley and the elusive club Q.
For me this was just too short, we don’t really learn anything about Hadley just that she was invited to an anonymous club, where no one knows what goes on there apart from the rumours that it’s a bit kinky!!
This book revolves around the kink that having sex in a dark room and having no idea who your partner is would be sexy.
Sorry but for me it didn’t really float my boat, I enjoy the build up before the sex and there just wasn’t any.
This book starts, she has sex with a random stranger and then it ends.
I like kinky books but this wasn’t kinky just a bit odd, sorry only my opinion but nope not a squirm in sight.
The best bit about the book is the anonymous mans speech at the end about how he is in love with Hadley and he invited her to Club Q, this added the only bit of intrigue and interest to the whole thing.
Sorry didn’t work for me 2 stars!

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She’s about to become his – Mrs. Joseph Gallo. All she wants is to be his, but his possessiveness days before the wedding has her questioning the reality of a happily ever after. He’s not easy. He’s territorial and doesn’t share well with others. City’s staking his claim, making Suzy his forever. Their future teeters precariously on the cliff of matrimonial bliss. Will their love survive his alpha nature or will it all unravel before she can say ‘I do’?

My Review!!

Throttled is book #2.5 in the Men of Inked Series having read the first two books Throttle Me and Hook Me (click for my full reviews) I have been waiting for this Novella to release. However because I’m a seriously lucky bunny I have been given an ARC to read in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
The good bits...
  • Suzy she’s adorable!!!
·         City, I love me an alpha man!
 
·         Mama Gallo she’s a force to be reckoned with lol.
 
And the not so good bits.
 
·         I so could have read another full novel :(

 

·         I hate Sam aka Flash I know you only get glimpses in this book but he really got my back up!!
 
Ok so this is a short but sweet novella about City & Suzy and the run up to their wedding, this book has such a lovely vibe and something about the Gallo clan puts a smile in my face.
Mama Gallo is brilliant I want her in my family, just imagine how great she would have been as you were growing up!!
I like how much of a dirty mouth City has, there’s something very sexy about an alpha man who can talk the talk.
 
I like Suzy & City together their characters really complement each other and to be honest even the drama is kind of sweet when you think about it.

 

There is nothing better than an alpha man brought to his knees for love and it made me chuckle how quickly City went from angry to totally whipped and missing Suzy lol.
 
I think everyone should have a friend like Izzy she would be a blast to go on a night out with!!! But holy hell did everyone else feel the chemistry between her and James (swoon) I really can’t wait for Resist Me to come out now!! And seriously thank god that she’s not going to end up with Flash I literally hate him with a passion!!!
 
This novella is seriously sweet and cute, City & Suzy deserve a happy ending and this was the perfect ending to their love story 4 stars from me!!



 

 

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Reckless by Priscilla West - 3 Stars!

Reckless by Priscilla West
 
Three good but not great stars
Blurb - Everything about him warned me to stay away.

I’d seen bad boys before, but he had it all and more. The rippling muscles covered in tats, the piercing eyes hiding dark secrets, the silky voice that could make a girl come with just a whisper . . .

He was exactly the type of guy that would get me in trouble, but when he jumped off the stage, inked skin glistening with sweat and breathed his seductive words into my ear, I couldn’t resist the temptation.

It was supposed to be the best one-night stand of my life, but fate didn’t let it play out that way. Things happened. I got upset. I got hasty. And worst of all, I got reckless.

After that disaster, I thought it was the last I’d see of him. But what I didn’t know was that I’d started something.

Something that could shatter the very thing I had worked so hard to protect.

I should have known back then that the most seductive things in life are also the most dangerous.

Reckless is the first book in what I believe will be a two part series and the first book I have read by this author.
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review so here goes....
I loved this book Jax is the perfect badass he’s a bit alpha, he rides a motorbike and is just a bit damaged.
I loved Riley at the start she was kickass and full of attitude but once her and Jax got together she became a completely different person!!!
I hated whiny, clingy Riley she became the worst kind of female stereotype!!!
I liked the banter and chemistry between Riley & Jax and the cowbell had me literally laughing out loud!!!
This book ended on a bit of a cliff hanger and I really wasn’t expecting Jax’s dad and all the violence that seemed to come from nowhere!!!
This book started off as a happy, sweet romance with a bit of a bad boy twist but the closing scenes made it much darker than I would have anticipated, I kinda loved it bring on the dark in book #2.
I have to say that Riley seems like the worst accountant in the world she only speaks to Jax about the budget once and it’s really never brought up again lol.
I love Chewie he’s bloody hilarious and definitely breaks up all of the romantic angst.
I feel like the romance is a bit escalated I mean Jax & Riley have known each other for about a week and they go into proper committed, serious relationship mode.
I swing between really loving this book and being annoyed with it so for me it gets a solid 3 stars.

Finding Us by S.K. Hartley - Bad Boy #3 - 4.5 Stars!!!

Finding Us by S.K. Hartley
 
4.5 Brillantly Unexpected Stars
Blurb - I'm loud, I'm proud, and I like to bust balls in my spare time.
At least, that's what Low Parker would do. But she is just a mask, one I have perfected over years of running.

I am Willow Knoxx. Master of deception, secrets, and lies.

I am the girl your mother told you to stay away from, and the girl your father fantasized about. I have been running for years, always looking over my shoulder.

Now, the mask I have perfected is about to disappear, and everything I have done to keep myself hidden is about to be revealed.
Finding Us is book #3 in the Bad Boy series; my reviews for book #1 Finding You & book #2 Finding Me are available Here.
The good bits...
·         Low is deep, gritty and just a brilliant character.
·         Tate is a steadfast tower of strength.
·         Ace is just wonderful I need his book now.
And the not so good bits...
·         I read this book far too quick.
I enjoyed the first two books in this series but Finding Us is on a completely different level!!
I loved this book it was completely unexpected!!! I honestly had no idea that anything that happened in this book was going to happen it was BRILLIANT!!!
Low aka Willow was deep and dark and mesmerizing it’s rare that I engage fully with a female lead but something about Low really resonated with me.
I knew there was something going on with Ace but I had no idea that it would be this!!! Please, Please, Please say that he is going to get his own book I literally am dying to know what happens next.
The flipping Mafia I mean I would never have guessed that was her secret in a million years!!
And Ace is in on it too, now we knew that his was a kick ass fighter but I LOVED the fact that both he and Low are trained killers WTF!!!
Tate is actually in the background for the majority of this book but he’s still a very powerful presence and the love and desire he feels for Low is palpable in everything he does.
S.K. Hartley has written so many twists and turns into this story that at any given moment literally anything could happen!!!
My heart broke for Low every time she put a paper heart into that Jar, and then when Tate gives her his heart I actually almost cried!!!
I love the way the author changes style when she’s writing Low to Willow and I love that Willow is actually a proper badass!!!!
This book was just a massive shock for me it kept me on the edge of my seat and completely enthralled.
I read this book in one go and simply couldn’t put it down it gets a brilliant 4.5 stars from me.

Monday, 28 July 2014

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She’s about to become his – Mrs. Joseph Gallo. All she wants is to be his, but his possessiveness days before the wedding has her questioning the reality of a happily ever after. He’s not easy. He’s territorial and doesn’t share well with others. City’s staking his claim, making Suzy his forever. Their future teeters precariously on the cliff of matrimonial bliss. Will their love survive his alpha nature or will it all unravel before she can say ‘I do’?
 
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Finding my Prince Charming by J.S. Cooper - Finding my Prince Charming #1 - 3 Stars!

Finding my Prince Charming by J.S. Cooper
 
Three full of potential stars
Blurb - Can a Playboy Prince ever be tamed?

When Lola Franklin decided to study abroad she never anticipated embarking on a whirlwind weekend romance with a hot guy before classes started.

And she certainly never counted on the hot guy being her new professor. Or a Prince. Or the biggest asshole she had ever met.

Xavier Van Romerius is the playboy Prince of Europe and he loves his life. He doesn’t do relationships, and never wants to get married. But when he see’s Lola Franklin flirting with his little brother Sebastian, he realizes that maybe he needs to rethink his ideas about love before the wrong Prince gets the girl.
Finding My Prince Charming is the first of a two part series by the brilliant J.S. Cooper.
I have to say that I love this author so I tend to buy the books blind and never really consider the reviews or ratings.
As an afterthought once I had finished this book, I had a quick look at the ratings on goodreads and I was surprised to see that there were a lot of really bad reviews.
To be honest I’m not really sure why so many people really didn’t love this story, it’s a cute, sweet romance novella.
SOOOO many people were offended by Xavier, yes he’s an asshole but aren’t half the male characters in romance books these days!!!
I quite liked Xavier he had a hint of alpha and he’s a bit of a pompous dick but isn’t that all part of the fun.
This book reminds me a lot of a Mills & Boon style story but with a slightly kinkier vibe.
I liked Lola although the switch between shy good girl and fiery sex kitten kinda gave me whiplash.
For me the absolute biggest problem with this book was the fact that it should have been a full length novel instead of two novellas.
If it had been a full novel I think people would have engaged with Xavier so much more, as an avid reader and a girl we all want to see the asshole man tamed because of the love of a woman and that’s what this book fails on.
This book ends right where the good stuff was starting to happen.
The sex was fairly steamy and I actually laughed out loud when Xavier asked if Lola had ever done anal I mean seriously where the hell did that come from!!!
This book feels like it is having a bit of an identity crisis, one minute it’s cute and sickly sweet and then its anal and public sex.
I enjoyed this book its light hearted and I get the impression it’s gonna get a hell of a lot steamier in part two.
For me this book gets 3 stars it’s got loads to potential to be at least a 4 star had we got the full novel in one go. Luckily for me the second part comes out tomorrow 29th July and I will definitely be reading.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Truth by Aleatha Romig - Consequences #2 - 4 Stars!!

Truth by Aleatha Romig
 
Four grrrrr Stars
Blurb - Claire Nichols endured the CONSEQUENCES of Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta.

When she first arrived to his home, her goal was survival. Through strength and compartmentalization Claire captivated her captor. Her resilience in the face of his rule threatened Anthony’s well developed plan. He thought he taught her to behave-but domination became desire and Claire taught Tony to love.

Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect, yet the reality was a roller coaster of emotion. Claire’s world teetered on the edge of sanity as Antony monitored her every move. When given the opportunity to flee, Claire drove away—a fateful decision which began a well laid plan.

Unbeknownst to either of them, there were others who saw past the perfect facade of Anthony Rawlings. There were others who saw the TRUTH. Conspiracy and unfulfilled promises result in an early prison release for Claire. Not just a release—a pardon. According to the law, her crime never happened!

Will it be that easy? Faced with freedom from her past—can Claire seize it? Can she build a new life, mend her broken spirit, become the woman she once was, and seek her own revenge? Or is it all a game? And does the game master have different plans?
How does Sophia Burke fit into the puzzle that is Tony and Claire? Will her presence affect the future of this well esteemed man? Can he dominate twice? Is that his goal?

TRUTH continues the tumultuous saga of CONSEQUENCES, introduces new players, and uncovers more intrigue. Aleatha Romig skilfully weaves past transgressions through current deception to create a fervent world of obsessed desire. In this reality can an all-consuming relationship survive?

When buried sins are discovered they threaten not only Tony and Claire’s future—but their very lives! Will the TRUTH be revealed in time?
Truth is book #2 in the consequences series, the first book provoked a very strong reaction from me and to be honest I kind hated it!! I also kinda loved it which is why I feel slightly coerced into reading this next book in the series.
Truth is nowhere near as disturbing as the previous book and although having read it I still feel a bit perturbed I don’t hate myself anymore!!
This book makes me want to scream WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!!!
Claire finds a bit of backbone at the start of this book and the chess game that is Claire & Tony was brilliant.
I really liked the idea of Claire getting her revenge on Anthony; I mean hell the bloke deserves to get his comeuppance!!!!
I have really struggled with Claire & Anthony’s relationship; I really don’t understand it at all.
After everything Anthony has done to Claire I just can’t understand how she would even consider being in a relationship with him again.
This book has a cat and mouse feel to it, I think we all know there is no way that Claire can win against Anthony but I for one was willing her to kick his ass.
I really enjoyed the intrigue in this book and I did get completely sucked in.
This book is not as dark and twisted as Consequences and there is none of the rape and abuse scenes.
Personally I don’t feel like Claire’s feelings for Anthony are real, I think that they are a direct result of the kidnap; abuse and brainwashing that Anthony has made Claire endure.
Again I shouldn’t have enjoyed this book when I find the male lead so repulsive; I don’t want Anthony and Claire to end up together I want him to end up in jail for KIDNAPPING AND RAPE!!!!
I don’t understand why Claire is prepared to overlook these awful things that Anthony did to her.
I feel like this book was as much of a mind fuck for the reader as it was for Claire, I wonder how many readers thought it was lovely that Claire & Anthony are working it out????
Please don’t even get me started on the BABY issue!!! Someone with the serious psychological issues that Anthony has should not be allowed to be in a Childs life. I mean got how long till Claire pisses him off and ends up having another ‘accident’
My favourite people in this book are Emily & John, Claire’s sister and brother in law their reaction was just like mine WTF!!!
Claire frustrated the hell out of me I mean when she admitted that she missed the dominance that’s called conditioning love!! It’s common in victims of serious physical and emotional abuse to be convinced to love and crave what you would normally hate!!!
This book has really pulled a strong reaction from me and even if its disbelief and frustration I still think that this series will be one that I remember and talk about with others.
Again I felt compelled to read this book and I have the third book all ready to go too. Aleatha Romig has done her job and sucked a seriously unwilling and cynical reader into her world and made me enjoy a book that I should really hate 4 stars!

Consequences by Aleatha Romig - Consequences #1 - 4.5 Stars

Consequences by Aleatha Romig
 
4.5 I Hate Myself Stars
Blurb - Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she’s there, but it’s been made abundantly clear—she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.

Learn the rules to survive.

Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demons, he has no tolerance for imperfection, in any aspect of his life, including his recent acquisition. Anthony may appear to the world as a handsome, benevolent businessman, but in reality Claire knows firsthand that he’s a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you’re told, public failure is not an option, and appearances are of the utmost importance.

Captivate the captor.

To fit together the pieces of the puzzle, Claire must follow his rules. Will her plan work, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination, changing the game forever? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?
Ok well its 3.36am and I just finished reading Consequences the first book in the Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig.
God I don’t even really know what to say. I feel a bit dirty, a tiny bit like my soul has been polluted.
This is a horrible book, there’s really no other way of describing it. It’s cruel and barbaric and generally made me feel uncomfortable.
This story is a bit like a car accident; it’s awful and in some cases tragic but you still feel the urge to have a look when you drive past. Consequences is a literary car accident, I hated it but still felt compelled to read it!!
I have to say I’m not a massive fan of mind fuck books. I personally prefer a nice happily ever after. But today I just fancied something a bit darker and having seen many, many recommendations for Consequences I decided to give it a go.
I usually avoid looking at the reviews for books, as a blogger I completely understand what floats one person’s boat won’t work for the next, so I tend to look at the overall goodreads score. However the first review on goodreads for consequences caught my eye and I’m soo glad that I read it.
It was basically a warning label advising that this book is not what is appears to be!!!
For anyone out there considering reading this book be warned this is not an erotic romance!!
This book is a dark twisted tale of domination and abuse. It’s not for the faint hearted and at times it was all a bit much for me.
Anthony Rawlings is a sick, sadistic son of a bitch who needs a massive kick in the balls!!!
I honestly could not name one redeeming quality in his character!! All of his actions and behaviour is premeditated even the nice things!!
I felt so sorry for Claire but I also really wanted to shake her, she had sooo many chances to escape!!!
I get the whole Stockholm syndrome thing but she actually said yes I mean WTF!!!!!
There is nothing erotic or sexy about this book in fact it reads a bit like the checklist for domestic abuse!!
I knew something was coming but I was not at all expecting the ending.
I really hated this book but I also kinda loved it. I really shouldn’t but I just couldn’t put it down hence the finish time of silly o’clock in the morning.
This book bewitched me and compelled me to read to the end. I don’t want to but I know I’m going straight onto the second book now!
I should give this book 1 star its horrible but I’m not, it’s getting a stomach churning 4.5 stars although I do hate myself for admitting I enjoyed it L