Hello! I am back from a 3 month hiatus so please bare with me as I get my blogging groove back on with some memes and features I would like to start on my blog. Reviews should be up soon. Glad to be back. Missed you all! JoLee

Friday, August 26, 2016

Feature & Follow: Book Boyfriends

Top 5 Favorite Book Boyfriends
Most of my heroes I love are alpha males who are known to be broody, pushy but also have a gentle side to them. I love a hero that loves hard not only for his lover but family too.
1. My first book boyfriend has to be Rain Tairen Soul from Lord Of The Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1). Have yet to read a hero like him. His character is intriguing. He is also my top Alpha Male hero. It is in his nature to be dominate, serious, and he is not known for patience. But readers get to gradually see his patient, playful and gentle side. His patient towards Ellie is breathtaking beautiful and sweet. What I love more is Ellie's happiness is what he wants most. Especially when it comes to her family. His devotion to Ellie is impressive.
Favorite Quote:
“I am not a good man, shei'tani," he corrected. "I never have been. But for you I will strive to be better.”  
2.  Tease by Geri Glenn is a broody, trust no one with an alpha male attitude.  What makes Tease on my book boyfriend list is his badass, gentle side when it comes to Laynie. He not only thinks she is beautiful but loves her personality. He loves that she does not let her blindness affect her, lives in the moment and enjoys life. The best part for me is his  actions when they are in certain situations. It is little things that a hero can do with out words and actions only that will make me crush on the hero more.  I loved that troughout the novel it was his actions of just grabbing her hand or putting her hand on the lower part of his back to help guide her. My quote is not one of those times because he is not one for patience.

Grasping my hand in his own, he places it on his hip. Suprised and confused, I yank it away. "Babe. We gotta move. Hook onto my belt loop."
"What?" What's going on?
"Your dog is hurt. We need to get him to a vet. To do that, we gotta move. Now hold onto my fuckin' belt."

3. Of course I have to have a Tessa Bailey alpha male, dirty talking hero on my book boyfriend list. Brent from Asking For Trouble made my list. Brent shows the world his loud abrasive personality. Really he is a caring brother and son who takes cares of his family. He likes to feel needed by people he cares about. He is not one to really let his lovers take control in the bedroom department but he does for Hayden. He just lets her have enough control to scratch her bad girl itch. Now in my eyes that is a true man who is 100% devoted to his lover. He is also fun. Loved that this was an opposite attract trope that left for some fun banter through out the novel.
"You're testing my patience here, duchess," he growled. "If you have any doubt about my ability to fuck the ever-loving sarcasm right out of you, I'll be more than happy to clear it up."

4. Have to have Rush from Fallen Too Far. This is one of those books I was just going to read a few chapters and see how Abbi Glines writing was. Bad move LOL as I Added it to goodreads, bought it and read it ASAP. He is a jerk but gradually see the caring and sweet side to him. What makes me love him more is he goes to great lengths to protect his crazy sister Nan. Even though I do hate how some of the outcome breaks my heart concerning Blaire. I understand he has always been over protective of his sister. So I would not of expected him to stop at once. Made his character more real.
5. Of course Daemon from Obsidian made my list. He was a jerk in the beginning. But grew to love him as he is what I love in a hero, swoon worthy, arrogant, overconfident, protective, loving and sweet. Boy is he a smart mouth.  Their bickering moments are fun and never boring.
“Stalking me again, I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?”

“In you dreams, Kitten.” He smirked. “Oh wait, I’m already starring in those, aren’t I?”

“Nightmares, Daemon, Nightmares.”



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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review / Swoon: Marked by Rebecca Zanetti

Rating: 5 Stars - Amazing

Series: Dark Protectors #7
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: eKensington
Publication Date:
Format: Kindle
Pages: 304
Source: Bought

Synopsis by Goodreads:
Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life. . .

Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he's worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice. . .

Love is about to start conquering. . .

What I love most about Zane and Janie was his protectiveness and her feistiness. Left for some fun banter.
Oh, hell no. Zane grasped both her arms and set her behind him. Then he held up a finger to Talen Kayrs. "Give me a minute." Turning his back on one of the most dangerous vampires in history, he glared down at her. "Never, and I mean fucking never, get between me and somebody who wants to hit me. Got it?"
Blue flashed hard and pissed in her gorgeous eyes. "Right now I want to hit you."

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: King by T.M. Frazier

Rating: 2 Stars ~ OK
Series: King #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Author
Publication Date: June 15, 2015
Format: Kindle
Pages: 303
Source: Bought
Synopsis by Goodreads:
Homeless. Hungry. Desperate.

Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.

A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

Warning: This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter. Although originally slated to be a standalone, KING is now a two part series.

Spoil Free Review
Bummer King did not work out for me. I was all in for a Dark Read. Did not start out that way and was not really getting into King the hero. But darn it  T.M. Frazier got me hooked and was gradually liking him. Even though I was in the mood for a Dark read and for it not going in that direction I was enjoying it and could not swipe my kindle fast enough. King was moody and sexy all at the same time. The sexual tension and dirty talk was good and I loved his hot and cold moments towards Doe the heroine. His character was so unpredictable. But one thing that was given he would do anything even kill if anybody hurt someone he cared for.  Love seeing the good, gentle and badass side to his character. As for the plot I had to know who Doe was? Would she find out? Nice twist with that as I never guessed it.
The secondary characters Preppy and Bear. Loved them as they had their own  voice and personalities. Preppy added so much interest in the story but never over took it. His tatted up body- button up shirt-bow tie-suspender wearing smartass character was odd, sexy and refreshing.
Now for the bad. The flow of the book was terrible. The book took a huge turn around and out of the blue it became dark. Again I was in the mood for a dark read but the execution of this was so off. Three major incidents that were shocker moments felt like they were just thrown in the story. Not flushed out at all.  There were no after affects. I did not even get a chance to let anything sink in to what the fuck just happened  and became disconnected from the characters.  Especially King his actions were so off during these incidents hated him after the first incident and lost respect for him on the second incident.
The ending was good. But the damaged has been done and already lost my connections with the characters. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

L4C / WOW: Levi's Blue by M. Leighton

Combining L4C and WOW

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I have been out of the blogging and book world for so long.  I was excited when I found out M. Leighton had a new book coming out. Thanks to Stuck In Books for the cover reveal post.  Had to use it for my L4C post this week. Love the nice tush shot in jeans. The best part for me is the hat hanging off the jeans.
Like my L4C pick this week? Love to know what your thoughts are.