Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Megan's Review ~ Fake Out by Eden Finley

Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend, #1)Fake Out by Eden Finley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

-Megan, 10 stars (but 5 will have to do)

Fake Out was a very fun and engaging read. The dialogue was fast-paced, the characters were endearing and the story was one of discovery, love and acceptance.

Maddox O’Shay is in a bind. He might have told a little lie, okay a big lie, to escape his small town life after high school. Everyone in his small town might think he’s gay. Probably because that’s what he told his girlfriend in order to break up with her. Except he’s not and has been living that lie for years now. So imagine his surprise when he runs into his ex in a bar in New York City? Turns out she’s engaged and invites him AND his boyfriend to the wedding. Which is in one week.

Damon King is the brother of Maddox’s best friend, Stacy. And he’s gay. Stacy manages to get Damon to agree to pose as Maddox’s boyfriend for the weekend of the wedding. In exchange, he’ll get some help that will jump start his fledgling career as a sports agent.

Maddox is a little surprised to find that he’s attracted to Damon. And while Damon returns that attraction, he’s not interested in being an experiment for Maddox. The friendship they developed gives way to the attraction that won’t go away. What happens when these two find themselves in a relationship neither of them saw coming?

Fake Out was a winner all the way around for this reader and I eagerly await more from the very talented Eden Finley.

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Jess's Review ~ Distorted Love by T.L. Smith

Distorted Love (Dark Intentions, #1)Distorted Love by T.L. Smith
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars


Thank god book two comes out soon!

This one leaves in a place that just makes you feel empty. That is the best I can describe it. I was so wrapped up in this push and pull, dangerous story that was unfolding that I didn't realize the pages were ticking towards the end. I knew it was a part one, but when I got to the end sooner that I expected I'm am left feeling incomplete and empty.

This book was dark(ish) and had that rough and jagged feel to it. It shows the gritty and illegal side of the world that Ryken is about to be the King of. He lives in a palace, has no fears and is waiting for the day to get the key. But there is this one Barbie that is causing him to be distracted. She makes him want what he can't have and together they break each other apart. She is not the person for him, she can't handle the life he going to live and he is warned off of her at every turn. Even going as far as being with another.

Saskia at the beginning of this book is the quiet wisp of person no one pays much attention to. Even though she is beautiful, she hides and fidgets and just falls to the background. And then she is noticed and slowly pulls out of the background. She takes her broken pieces and tries to move forward, tries to move on, tries to be happy. But then her ultimate drug pulls her back in. He is bad for her, he hurts her, he dangles this life she can't ever have in front of her. They hurt each other while trying to protect themselves but they always end up finding each other. When they are together they are explosive and viscous and when they are apart, they break my heart.

Now we are left with the collection and a whole number of questions...

I really enjoyed this messed up world that TL has created and I like it when a book has me so wrapped up in what is going to happen that I lose sight of everything else, which this one did. I even enjoyed most of the side characters. There are things that didn't sit right about a few of them and I kind of can't wait to see if I am right about them. And for some of the others I hope book two finds them closure. For now I will take my emptiness and stalk my email awaiting news of book 2.

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Jess's Review ~ Sinner by Sierra Simone

Sinner (Priest, #2)Sinner by Sierra Simone
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars


Mmmm - it was dirty and addicting.

There is something even more dirty when there is this level of badness/tabooness in a book. When two people who shouldn't be doing what they are doing and certainly not where they are doing it. That is what you have here. The mixture of religion and sex, where finding yourself and what your path is, is not as easy as you first thought.

Sean is a focused businessman. He likes his money, he likes his women and he likes his Macallan 18. He doesn't believe in the church or God. He doesn't believe in the power of prayer, but he does believe in the almighty power of the dollar. The religious ship sailed for him many years ago but he is willing to worship the ground that this vixen walks on, once they meet at a gala.

Little does he know that this vixen is none other than his best friends little sister. Someone he hasn't seen in years and also someone who is a month away from marrying God. Zenny is young, but an old soul. She is thoughtful and devote in her beliefs and path. So devote that there is a fear that she hasn't had the chance to experience all of life before she takes that final step. So when the perfect non-believer finds himself into her life he becomes the answer to begin Project Doubt.

With some heavy life things happening around these two and the explosive chemistry they have towards each other, I found myself sucked into this story. There were also a number of moments for reflection. This is a book that makes you think and question, while in the next instance blushing and in need for a cold glass of water. Religion is a highly debatable topic and watching Sean struggle with it while Zenny embraces it made for a story with depth, not just a sexy romance. I have been a fan of this author for some time and she has this ability to weave a scorching tale with heavy topics and rich details. It seems that we are not quite done with the Bell family though and there is perhaps another story to tell.

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Jess's Review ~ Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely

WanderlustWanderlust by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Flirty, a bit sassy, swoonworthy, and rich in details.

This book made me feel like I was right there with the spunky American Joy and Britsh/Parisian Griffin. Joy has followed her dreams to Paris to do what she loves and be in the place she has always wanted to go. Griffin is a translator who is saving his pennies so he can fulfill his dreams of wandering around the globe. These two made for a flirty and fun pair, who was entering to read about and just really interesting.

There was just something about this book that really made it special. Joy finds the best treasures in her travels around her new home. Everything in her eyes is more fascinating and more real. And Griffin, by golly, he is something. He flirts without meaning it half the time, he is so open to the crazy American's every whim but enjoys experiecning things right along with her. As he works to complete his bucket-list he is discovering more about himself and the palce he has called home than he ever had before. Joy has these fresh eyes that bring new experiences to places he once over looked.

There was even a point where my heart hurt for these two because their paths were not merging but going seperate ways. It is not often books bring out a large array of feelings; from thoughful to blushing, from flirty to heartbreaking, all with s fun supporting cast that we will see again.

I really can't say enough about how much I really enjoyed this book. I feel like satisfing is the best I can come up with, like eating your favorite dessert and savoring every bite. It was a great way to get through a cold day and just really lose myself within the pages. Now though, there is a stroy to be todl about a certain naked somebody and the friend who is all about indulging.

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Diane's Review ~ Fast Burn by Lori Foster

Fast Burn (Body Armor, #4)Fast Burn by Lori Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An explosive series finale…

Brand and Sahara have been circling each other throughout the series and I was happy to dive into their story – finally! Fast burn, slow burn - it was finally their time and it was as explosive as I’d hoped…

“You’ve got more mixed signals than a virgin on prom night.”

Body Armor had no shortage of alpha males. Beautiful, rugged, and deadly capable, they were exactly the talented bodyguards – and eye candy - Sahara had needed to rebrand her brother’s security firm. Her brother was dead, a truth she refused to believe. She and her new crew were going to find out the truth, one way or another, and the time was now… Brand was a fighter and not interested in Sahara’s offer of employment. Now if she had a different offer, which included her, that would be different…

“Even superheroes need rest every now and then.”

Sahara was an integral part of the series but this story saw her take center stage. Her personality shined and glowed as she took charge in every situation while never losing her empathy and warmth. She defined the word kick-butt> as she held her own in even the direst of situations, using her intelligence to keep her cool, never losing her sense of humour. I loved her character and how Brand recognized how special she was…

“Yes, and if you’re wondering what the lure is for me, it’s your attitude, your brass, your brains, your sexy body, your beautiful face, your confidence, your--…”

Together with the characters I knew and loved already, this was a perfect sign off to a great series!

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Diane's Review ~ Fearless by Carly Phillips

Fearless (Rosewood Bay, #1)Fearless by Carly Phillips
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Family is complicated…

I love the emotional punch this author brings to her stories and Kane and Halley’s was no exception! Both are struggling with family situations that each can relate to… Throw in an attraction that neither can deny and their romance is anything but boring.

“They were adults now, and he wanted to get to know what secrets she held behind those blue eyes.”

Kane is a strong, understated leading man. I say understated because he quietly goes about the business of looking after his family while showing Halley she is important to him. Sexy and capable, loyal and steadfast, he is anything but a boring man… Halley is skittish to say the least, with good reason, but Kane has a way about him that gets under her skin, and into her heart. She is his equal in so many ways as she takes family, and life, seriously. As they both open up to each other, their secrets and their hearts, I couldn’t help cheering them along each step of the way.

This is the first in a new series that almost dared me to fall in love with the Wards – and I did!

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Jess's Review ~ Tempting Little Tease by Kendall Ryan

Tempting Little Tease (Forbidden Desires, #4)Tempting Little Tease by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


What a great addition to this series! This can be read as a stand-alone but it is way more fun if you have already gotten to meet the two younger Kingsley brothers.

Quinn is the eldest brother. Serious, business minded, and doesn't have time nor really the interest in looking for someone for himself. And then walks in his new tutor. Alessandra is about to embark on her dreams of Italy. She has always dreamed of living there, taking in the sights, and enjoying the culture. And then she meets Quinn and her plans don't look so easy anymore.

This book moves pretty quickly, but not too quickly. I was fast-paced but perfect. There is a pretty big age gap between Quinn and Alessandra but they compliment each other really well. Alessandra is a mature character and is the perfect lightness to Quinn's pretty no-nonsense life. It was also nice to see the younger Kingsley's in the story. They add this nice layer of genuineness to the overall story. It also seems that perhaps there is more to the story yet to come.

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Logan “Shark” Hammond, forced into an early retirement and leaving his SEAL team behind, isn’t ready to walk away from serving those in need.

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Saving Caprice - July 17th
Guarding Lizzy - Nov 20th