Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin (Vegas Billionaire #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: New adult/college

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.

Macey is a single mom of a ten year old girl, Morgan, who is living paycheck to paycheck trying to get out of the hell hole she and her daughter live it. Working two jobs, one at a diner and one at a strip club, she is doing whatever she can to make her situation better. When Macey learns of an opportunity to double her income working in Las Vegas, she leaves her daughter with her friends and heads out to make a better life for her child.

Finn McCormick is the owner of Allure, a casino/hotel in Vegas. He does not believe in relationships let alone marriage and fills his bed with woman who believe the same. Finn comes across Macey in his casino, trying to double her earnings from stripping. Luck is not on Macey’s side and she loses everything she has worked so very hard for. Finn recognizes Macey from his past and propositions her to be his for one week…for $30,000. A week of parading her around while at meeting with potential investors, a week of no strings attached sex, sounds good, right?

I feel the author did an amazing job of telling Macey’s story. I felt her struggle, I felt her sadness for what she could not provide for her daughter. All the emotions were there. When it came to Finn, he just felt so cold to me. I just couldn’t find anything to connect with him on. His past was screwed up but it wasn’t told in depth which I felt would have explained so much more about him. There is a plot twist…one I saw coming a mile away. Once that happened, there seemed to be such a drastic change in everything. The one other issue I had was that NO ONE realized this woman was a stripper. NO ONE. Not a single one of Finn’s friends or even his potential investors. How is that even possible??

I just didn’t feel any certain way about this book. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t horrible. It reminded me way too much of the movie Pretty Woman.

I give Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin 3 stars!

Bossed by Sloane Howell

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Sports/Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

Bossed is a fast paced, witty story with some heartbreak thrown in for good measure. I loved it! The first chapter alone had me hook, line and sinker. I truly enjoyed Ethan and Jenny!!

Jenny is an intelligent, sassy baseball fan who needs a good job to help support her ailing father. She loves her family and sports and this job opportunity can help her family in so many ways. Jenny will just have to put up with the one man who pushes her buttons, in more ways than one, to provide for her family.

Jenny runs into Ethan prior to her interview and it literally took seconds for Ethan and Jenny to be at each other’s throats and stay that way throughout the book. Their verbal sparring leads way to an attraction that they are both reluctant to explore…at first.

Ethan is the owner of a successful sports agency who uses his past to define his future. He’s cold with a lack of empathy for anyone, until Jenny turns that all upside down. Ethan likes to think he’s going to break Jenny, the sassy one who has no fear of him, but what his brain wants to say and what actually comes out of his mouth are totally different. He knows having Jenny work for him is a bad idea and that he’ll never be able to keep his hands off her but it was fun to watch him try!

“Smart, intelligent, dignified women like her didn’t ask for favors, they didn’t back down – they didn’t break.”

I enjoyed watching the relationship of Ethan and Jenny evolve from nothing but snarky attitudes into something great. Both of them are broken in their own ways and you learn why through their relationships; Jenny with her dad and Kelsey, and Ethan with his best friend Matt. I love that their family/friends each played an important role in this story and weren’t just there as fillers.

The connection between Ethan and Jenny wasn’t as easy as you would think, but I truly feel the author did an excellent job of outlining why. Sometimes I feel that Ethan and Jenny were a tad bit overdramatic, but I have to say that the sex definitely made up for it 😊

I look forward to the story of Kelsey and Matt, the secondary characters, who have their own book this coming May. I will definitely be reading their story!

I give Bossed by Sloane Howell 4 stars!

His Alone by Alexa Riley (For Her #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina Press

My copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz

She thinks I’m perfect. A good boss, a good man. She thinks that I play by the rules.

She has no idea who I truly am. Why I’m really here.

Paige Turner is trying to outrun her past, but there it is, tossed back in her face anytime she manages to get two steps ahead.

She has no idea what a man like me will do to get what he wants.

Her need for Ryan got in the way of revenge, took her off course. Redirected her focus. Before she knew it, he’d made his way into her life. Into her heart.

I’m dirtier than she knows. She thinks I’m good to the core, but she doesn’t know the things I’ve done. The things I would do for her.

True love doesn’t let secrets as big as these stay buried. And when the truth about Paige’s father is finally exposed, Ryan will do anything to fix everything. Paige has always been his—and his alone.

I am a huge fan of Alexa Riley. Love their steamy, sexy quick reads. Their standalone books are all that and so much more! We get the same sexy, possessive alpha men, but we also get so much more! We get the backstory, more detail and character buildup and more of the of the steamy, sexy scenes we love!

His Alone is a standalone in the For Her series. This is book 2 and is Captain (Ryan) and Paige’s story, who you first met in Everything For Her. You do not need to read book 1, but it is a great read as well.

Paige Turner’s past consumes her. She wants revenge against the one person she hates more in the world. But at what cost? I loved Paige. On the outside she is tough, confident and has it all together. But on the inside, all she really wants is to be loved and be part of something. But the one person that she wants, she believes is too good for her. How can someone like her be loved by someone who follows all the rules?

Ryan Justice, or Captain America as Paige and Mallory dubbed him, is far from perfect. He has secrets and a past Paige knows nothing about. All he knows is that Paige Turner has been his since the moment he first saw her. Everything he has done and set in motion was with her mind. I loved Captain. He was sexy, possessive, obsessive and determined. He knows what he wants and what he wants is Paige.

Ryan is Paige’s boss. Nothing should come from the attraction and pull she feels whenever he is around, but he has other plans. But Paige has her own plans. But her plans come with a high price. Can she go through with it and lose Ryan forever? Or is Ryan what she needed all along? How far will he go to protect her?

This was a great read! I loved Paige and Captain’s story. His Alone will keep you drawn in from beginning to end. It is an over-the-top insta-love story, as you come to expect from Alexa Riley, that is hot, steamy and oh so sexy!

I give His Alone by Alexa Riley 4-stars!

I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan

Available: Now

Type: New Adult/College

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

“Go to college,” they said. “Get a good job,” they said. “It will be a piece of cake.” Well, whoever they are, they lied. Sure, college was a blast, but after college, not so much. The finding a job to go with my expensive education, that part was not so easy. At least not until I was offered a position at the new club in town.

Life is defined by the little moments that have the power to change it completely. I never thought getting a cup of coffee would change mine, but it did. She did. She’s one of those moments.

He’s my boss.

She’s my employee.

I want him.

I can’t resist her.

Kaylee Ryan is a new author to me and I have got to say I’m so very sorry that I haven’t read her books prior to this!! I Just Want You is a wonderful story!

Berklee and Crew. Crew and Berklee. Anyway you say it, it is just right! These two are an amazing couple. Berklee recently graduated from college and just cannot catch a break. She is looking for a job with her degree in Business administration but most places want experience. How can you have experience when no one will hire you? So instead, Berklee works at a local coffee shop until she can get her dream job.

Crew was living paycheck to paycheck working construction until he came into some money. Ten million dollars’ worth. But now things are going to change with the opening of his new club, Club Titan. With his best friend, Zane on board things are finally looking up.

Crew would stop in to see the beautiful woman with the long red hair working at the coffee shop almost daily but never pursued anything more. Until one day he goes in to find she has accepted another job and that in two weeks he will never see her again. To say Crew was disappointed is one thing…until his 4:00 meeting with his new business manager for Club Titan walks through the door…and his destiny is changed forever.

I must say, Crew is one of the most amazing men I have ever read. Alpha male who is completely and utterly devoted to his woman and wants to shout it from the rooftops? Yes, please! Berklee was an amazing woman, I like that she knew what she wanted. It was funny how they knew each other’s friends but their paths had never crossed. Friends knew cousins knew brothers who knew parents, etc. At some point, their paths should have crossed but fate had made the decision for them. The ONLY thing I did not like was how this relationship needed to be a secret from everyone. Hell, with a man like that you need to be telling everyone about him lady!!

I enjoyed all the talk of family and all the outings with friends. Some authors go over the top and drag unnecessary characters into the story, but this all fit just right. There were definitely some moments that made me hold my breath and question how it would all work out in the end. It did and I’m glad I took the opportunity to read a new to me author. I read this entire book in one afternoon and loved it. Congrats Kaylee Ryan, you have a new fan.

I give I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan 4 stars!

Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige (Dirty Deut #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.

This time, I’m ready. I’ve been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.

But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.

I don’t even know how to start this review. I love Laurelin Paige. After I got on the 50 shades train a few years back, the Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin was the next series suggested to me. I’m not even sure who it was that told me to read it, but whomever it was, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I LOVE Hudson. He truly is my number one book boyfriend. With that being said…Ms. Laurelin Paige just blew Hudson out of the water with Donovan Kincaid and Weston King. Forever.

I love how Laurelin writes her heroine a little messed up because, hell, aren’t we all? No one is perfect and Sabrina Lind is far from it. In Dirty Filthy Rich Boys, the prequel to Dirty Filthy Rich Men, you find out the story behind Sabrina, Weston and Donovan. It’s not a necessity to read it but i would highly suggest it.

Sabrina was a student at Harvard when she noticed Weston King. Ice blue eyes, dark blond hair, gorgeous in every way and he never noticed her. She would sneak into parties at The Keep just to keep her eyes on her crush. But yet, when an unfortunate incident happens after a party at The Keep and Donovan Kincaid ends up being the last person in the world Sabrina thought would save her, Sabrina ends up totally confused on what/who she wants. The man who she has had her eye on since day one or the one who sets her blood on fire like no one else? One day, Sabrina’s luck changes. Weston finally notices her…and Donovan notices it all. Sabrina is finally going to get what she has hoped for all freshman year, a date with Weston. However, an unexpected issue arises and Sabrina’s life changes forever.

Ten years later, Sabrina is in New York for a convention and runs into Weston King who remembers her. After drinks with Weston, a night together turns into a job offer which turns into something so crazy your head will explode.

Now, if you’ve read Laurelin before, her men are gorgeous, ALPHA males who are most definitely assholes. They do what they want, when they want and do not apologize for a damn thing. Well, Donovan Kincaid is probably the biggest asshole you are EVER going to read about. And he’s HOT as hell. Like get a fan and a couple extra pairs of panties hot. You know EXACTLY the kind of guy I’m talking about, the one you LOVE to hate.

“They were both standing in front of me now, staring at me. Weston to my right, Donovan to my left, like a real game of This or That, and of course the choice was This. It was the only choice. practically. For my sanity. The other one wasn’t even an actual option.”

This story was so totally unexpected. I read Dirty Filthy Rich Boys and had my own ideas of where this would lead. I was so very wrong. I was met with so many lies, twists and turns, unexpected events that my head was absolutely spinning when I was done reading this book. I had no idea what I was in for but my god, it is the most amazing story I have read this year. Does Sabrina go with the safe bet of Weston? Does Sabrina finally figure out why she just can’t stay away from Donovan?

This book was downright DIRTY. The mind games and secrets were DIRTY. The sex was DIRTY….VERY DIRTY. And I loved every single minute of it.

The ONLY downside…major cliffhanger…but such a good one…AND the next book, Dirty Filthy Rich Love, does not come out until September!! SEPTEMBER?!?! Are you trying to kill us Laurelin?

I give Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige 5++ stars!

Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott

Date: March 28, 2017 

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

My savior isn’t prince charming.

I’m not that lucky.

He’s my worst nightmare.

He’s my one-night stand from two years ago.

And he doesn’t remember me.

What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

I never thought I’d see her again.

My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.

Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.

Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.

Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

I was a little unsure when I asked for an ARC of Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott. I had never read any of her books but I decided this weekend was all about the authors I have never read before. I absolutely struck gold! I really loved the cover and blurb, so why not give it a shot? I was 100% loving this story!

Crazy Over You is a feel-good story that made me happy. Mara and Jesse hit it off two years ago, in a drunken night of fun. Mara was in a drunken stupor and Jesse found himself having the time of his life with her, despite the issues he was going through at the time. After the night ended, Jesse left without more than a simple note to Mara and was never seen again. Did they have sex? Was it so bad that she just didn’t remember? Mara chalked her lack of memories to a lack of a memorable night with Jesse.

Two years later, in Aspen, Mara is now the new veterinarian in town and has had an anxiety attack on a ski slope. Can you guess who’s going to come to her rescue? Jesse is a sexy bearded man who works for the ski patrol and is absolutely just as stunning as he was two years ago. Problem is, Mara doesn’t know if she should be happy he has no idea who she is or should she be mad she was so forgettable? Little does Mara know that Jesse knows exactly who she is and has a plan to make her remember him also.

“My savior isn’t prince charming. No, I’m not that lucky. He’s my worst nightmare. He’s my one night stand from two years ago. And he doesn’t remember me.”

Mara and Jesse are such an easy hero/heroine to love. They fit together seamlessly and an were so very enjoyable to read. I loved all of the secondary characters as well, and will be going back to read the first book in this series. There was no overly intense drama which made this book absolutely perfect for my weekend binge reading session! I am in total awe of these two characters and this will definitely be a re-read for me, many times over!

“Life’s never long enough if you love someone.”

Crazy Over You is my first book by Author Daisy Prescott and I am absolutely in love! This story had all the feels with very little drama and some laughs thrown in for good measure. This book has such a good balance of everything I was looking for, it was a good way to start my weekend! Ms. Prescott, you have a new fan!

I give Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott 5 stars!

The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston (Call of Crows #3)

Available: March 28, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Kensington

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are in danger of being obliterated—along with the rest of the world—and the only one who may be able to save them is a super pain-in-the-ass Crow. Most people annoy Stieg, but this is the one woman he really can’t stand…

Erin Amsel loves being a Crow! Why wouldn’t she when the other Viking Clans are so hilariously arrogant and humorless? She’s not about to let all that come to an end! She just didn’t expect to be shoulder to shoulder in battle with Stieg. Then again, he’s so easy to torment—and also kind of cute.

With the future of the world riding on them, Stieg knows he’ll have to put aside his desperate need to kiss the smirk right off Erin’s face. Wait. What? He didn’t mean that—did he? No! They have one goal: To conquer the idiots. Because nothing bugs Stieg more than when idiots win. If only he can keep himself from suddenly acting like one….

Shelly Laurenston is probably one of my all-time favorite authors. I was unsure on this series at first because of it’s unique storyline. Its mythology mixed with paranormal romance is unlike anything I’ve ever read. Combined with Shelly’s typically long character list, it can be a bit of a daunting task when you pick up her book. It’s definitely never a book you can gloss over. You may even want to take some notes (I’m only kind of joking here).

Book one and two of the Call of Crows series introduced us to a group of women who have risen from the ashes. All hand picked because of how they died. Now sisters with an unbreakable bond, they fight together along with other clans in the Greek mythology realm. Well, sometimes they fight each other too.  Ok, they fight each other a lot. And it’s hilarious as all Laurenston books tend to be. Focusing on dialogue and action sequences, The Unyielding allows readers to immerse themselves fully in the world.

Erin Amsel is a bitch through and through. She lives to get her kicks from pissing people off. She has no fear and she says what other people don’t want to.  Yet she’s also willing to do whatever it takes to win the coming war with her sisters and the other clans. The only person she doesn’t seem to affect is Steig, the viking with the hair trigger switch.

Steig tries not to let the things around him get to him. The key word being “tries”. Except the redheaded crow Erin. She pushes his buttons just being in the same room. Now that everyone knows she’s the key to stop the upcoming war, he’s found himself agreeing to follow her for her own good. She can’t die before she completes her mission and the way she runs her mouth she’ll probably get shot in the head before she can even try. Maybe more than once. Maybe by him.

I loved the budding connection between Erin and Steig from the start. They had a school yard type crush where you just knew they were going to end up together even though they seemingly hated each other. Their constant bickering was fun reading. Steig’s unlikely pet goat made for some interesting dialogue and scenes too. I mean…a pet GOAT. Only in a Laurenston book. The interaction between the multiple clans can be a lot to remember, but each ones plays their own role so it’s important to fully grasp the world building that Laurenston is so good at.

The Unyielding grabs you from the beginning but I do not recommend reading these out of order or as stand alones.  There is just way too much information in each book that to pick this up without reading the prior two would leave you lost quickly. The characters are hilarious, the situations they find themselves in unparalleled, and the sex scenes unrivaled.  Laurenston has once again delivered a book high on content and which is supremely good. This is a definite must read series!

I give The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston 5 stars! 

 

The Black Lily by Juliette Cross (Tales of The Black Lily #1)

Available: March 27, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Entangled

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

The Black Lily was a surprising find that perfectly mixed paranormal romance with historical romance and added a fairy tale touch. I’ve come to expect greatness from Juliette Cross and after finishing this in record time, I can definitely fully recommend it.

When reading traditional fairy tales I often found myself filled with longing for a heroine who could also kick ass. Even as a child I lamented the lack of female role models. Often princesses were simpering fools who needed a man to fall into insta-love with and live happily ever after. I wanted the fairy tale princess who could also hold her own against any foe who might head her way. I never really got any.  Now as an adult, I have finally got what I wanted. A fairy tale story filled with action and behind it all….a female I can root for.

Arabelle just wants justice for her family and in order to get that she has her sites set on killing the local vampire prince Marius. There is no way she can believe he has no knowledge of the increasing number of bodies that have been turning up on the outskirts of their village, savaged and drained of blood. Setting off to seduce and kill the man/monster at his own ball seems a fitting ending. She never expected him to deny the killings so vehemently or her to find him so attractive….

Marius is shocked when the elusive female nearly kills him at his own masked ball. He’s even more shocked of her claims of rogue vampires picking off innocent villagers right under his nose. Determined to find the attempted murderer and get to the bottom of her claims, he sets off to find her and bring her in to learn more. He quickly learns that not only has the anonymous woman claimed his heart, but things in the local village and his palace are not what they seem and the answers may lie with those close to him.

What I loved most about The Black Lily was the combination of historical, paranormal and fairy tale aspects and the way the Cross did it in such a seamless way.  Never a dull moment, the mystery surrounding the murdered villagers and the romance between Marius and Arabelle progressed at a natural rate. Arabelle was a born leader of their vampire resistance with her combat skills and her complete disregard of social conformity.  Marius was, of course, swoon worthy, heroic and a born leader of his people in his own way. I really liked how he didn’t shrug off her claims knowing that while stronger, he needed the villagers for a variety of reasons. He didn’t think his social standing was a reason to trample on those beneath him, just as a true leader should feel.

The Black Lily is a wonderful start for Juliette Cross’ new series! It laid the groundwork effectively and introduced several potential characters for upcoming additions. It will be interesting to see how the series progresses in respect to the vampire resistance now that the leader has bound herself to the one thing she swore she never would. Where does that leave the rest of her followers? How will they feel moving forward and will there be those who refuse to acknowledge the news and change in direction?

If you love fairy tales with a twist, this is a definite must read! I can’t wait for more!

I give The Black Lily by Juliette Cross 4 stars! 

Ransom by Logan Chance (Aces & Eights Motorcycle Club #1)

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RANSOM

By

Logan Chance & Jacob Chance

Release Blitz

Release Date: March 23rd

Hosted by: Chance Promotions

 

Blood by birth – Brothers by choice

Aces & Eights Motorcycle Club is all they’ve known for the past twelve years. They live hard, bound by the code of brotherhood.

Liam Fox: Vice President of Aces & Eights
Height: six foot one inch
Hair color: dark brown
Eye color: brown
Alias: Lo

Rory Fox: Sergeant at Arms of Aces & Eights
Height: six foot one inch
Hair color: dark brown
Eye color: hazel
Alias: Knuckles

The ladies know them as: Dominant males to submissive females, erotic, dirty talking, alpha male, bad boy, lumberjacks of all trades with no known accidental pregnancies or babies with the last name Fox.

Just kidding…

What they’re really known for is riding, fighting, whiskey and women. With the brotherhood, they never have to standalone.

Aces & Eights is about to face their toughest enemy and play out the Dead Man’s hand.

Links:

The Brothers Chance

Goodreads

*****Review From Liz*****

Ransom by Logan and Jacob Chance, a brother writing duo, is their entry into the MC genre. And it was sexy, dirty, suspenseful and naughty, just what you have come to love and expect from both of these writers.

We meet the Fox brothers, five brothers who have been a part of the MC for the last twelve years after a tragic loss. Mick, the president, took them in and was there for them. This is where they belong. Ransom focusses specifically on Liam and Rory Fox. Liam is the Vice President of the club and Rory is the Sergeant at Arms. Both are very alpha, tough and take no prisoner type of men. They are gorgeous men and they know it.

The writing duo jumped right in and delved right into the life of an MC. The violence, the sex, and the drinking, with no apology. It was not pretty. Things have not been right for some time. A rival MC is getting into their business and know things they should not even be aware off. Who can they trust?

And the women are just as tough and beautiful. You have your club whores, but both Liam and Rory have something, or rather someone different in mind. But for both of them, their choices can get them killed. Rory has always loved Fallon, but she is forbidden. As the President’s daughter, she is too good for any of them. Liam on the other hand has always loved and wanted his high school sweetheart, but somehow they find themselves on different sides. Can Rory and Liam find a way to save the MC and get the woman they want?

This was a quick read with a lot of action, suspense and steamy scenes. The story was told in alternating point of views by Liam and Rory. Even with everything going on, I was intrigued and could not wait to see what would happen next. I am looking forward to reading more about the Fox brothers and the Aces & Eight MC.

I give Ransom by Logan and Jacob Chance 4-stars!

 

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Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille (Redemption #4)

Available: April 4, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Michelle

My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me. I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret. Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption’s top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn’t the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He’s hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it. Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them? But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart…Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Sarah Castille is a master of her craft. She could write the phone book and I would read it. I’ve been a fan of the Redemption series since the beginning and I was gleefully anticipating reading Rampage’s book. Even the hard core BDSM theme of the book (sadism and masochism) wasn’t enough to put me off because I knew Ms. Castille would write a story worthy of a Redemption fighter.

She did not disappoint. Rampage was HOT! Normally the easygoing “nice guy” whom everyone loves, he hides a dark side. Rampage is a sadist. He enjoys giving pain. He gets off on it. He needs the release it gives him, so he allows himself to give in to those desires at Club Sin, where he is known as Master Jack. Having just moved up to the pro level of MMA fighting, Rampage knows that this is one secret he can’t reveal. His dominance and sadism have already cost him his fiancée, the career he should have had, and his family. He won’t let it destroy the newfound success he has found as Rampage.

Unfortunately that becomes a possibility when Penny Worthington stumbles upon him at Club Sin. There to serve papers to the club’s owner on behalf of her lawyer boss, Penny is shocked to her core when she observes Master Jack doing a scene with one of the club submissives. Gone is the caring, fun-loving gossip that she knows from working out at Redemption. In his place is a strong, powerful, cold as ice sadist in complete control of everything. And Penny immediately wants in.

Not only has Penny hid her longtime attraction to Rampage (knowing someone like him would never look twice at an awkward, chunky British law clerk), but she has her own secret. Penny is a masochist. She wants someone to control her pleasure, she longs for the release a little bit of pain can give her. She’s never met anyone who made her understand her needs. Until Jack. Suddenly she’s not worthless or broken or a freak. She’s a woman with kinky desires who needs what a man like Master Jack can give her.

Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy a romance about sadism. I’ve read other books with BDSM elements, but the hardcore stuff usually turns me off. While there is nothing in me that understands the attraction or need to give or receive pain, I completely believed it with Jack and Penny.

Sarah Castille wrote those elements of the story so well, and in a way that even the most vanilla lover could appreciate. Jack and Penny made me laugh, they made me cringe, and they turned me on. I loved all of the scenes with the other couples and how the friendships between the Redemption guys and their girls play a huge part in this series.

I have to say it: this book is a story of redemption for Jack and Penny. They both learn from each other, and use their budding relationship to overcome some nasty business in their pasts. If you haven’t read anything by Sarah Castille, you are missing out. If she can make me fall in love with a guy who likes to hurt his woman, she can do anything. Once again, she delivered a book that I couldn’t put down.

I give Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille 5 stars!

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