Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sunday Post: Really I did not do it

Sunday Post is a weekly recap hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer
Life: Hope everyone had a great week. Twice now I have said I would like a new phone. Not really meaning it just thought it would be nice. Twice now not too long after saying that my phones broke. The first time I dropped it in a pond. Funny but sad moment. This week my phone just died. Was charging most of the day and nothing. So here were making a quick trip to Walmart.  LOL I swear I did not kill my phones on purpose. Get home and my phone started working. Decided to keep my new phone. It has been almost a week and still have not set it up. I am excited I upgraded and have a portrait mode but I am not a fan of new things when it comes to my phones and laptops. Once have been set I am good. So when have to get new item it takes me time to adjust. LOL I really think something is wrong with me.
Of course have to look in the book section. Look what I found. So hubby also bought me a book. Super excited for this.

Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan
Series: Torpedo Ink #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense,  Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Berkley on January 29, 2019
Christine Feehan takes romance full throttle in the second gripping novel in her #1 New York Times bestselling Torpedo Ink series.

Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club—and now that she’s out, she’s never going to be that girl again. But when her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.

As vice president of Torpedo Ink, Steele is ride or die for the brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought he’d find something as pure as his feelings for Breezy, or that keeping her safe would mean driving her away with cruel words that turned her love for him to ash.

Now, Steele won’t let her walk away twice. He’ll do whatever it takes to make Breezy his woman again—especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined…

Love to know what you got and how was your week.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sweet Temptation / LFC: Not A Hero by Cherise Sinclair

This week I am posting Sweet Temptation and Lusting For Covers together

Sweet Temptation is a feature on Wickedly Delicious Book Blog. That centers around books that have caught my attention. Whether it be a quote, snippet, teaser, excerpt, synopsis or a review.

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace

Not A Hero by Cherise Sinclair
Series: Sons Of Survivalist #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense,
Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group on January 29, 2019
In the Alaska wilderness, four streetwise boys became men—and brothers
Now the crazy ex-military survivalist who plucked Gabriel and three other boys from an abusive foster care home has died. But the sarge leaves them a final mission--to revive the dying town of Rescue. 
Gabe is done with being a hero.
Wounded in body and soul, the retired SEAL simply wants to remain holed up in his isolated cabin. He sure doesn’t want to be chief of police in some defunct town. But he has his orders.
Audrey needs a place to hide
After the Chicago librarian discovers a horrendous crime, she wakes to an assassin in her bedroom. Injured and terrified, she flees, covering her trail every inch of the way. New name, new ID. New home. As Audrey learns to survive in Rescue, she begins to fall for the town…and the intimidating chief of police who protects it. 
Can the shy introvert and the deadly police chief find a life together?
Despite the discord in town, Gabe is finding his own peace…with the quiet young woman who seems to have no past. She’s adorable and caring and so very lost. But how can he trust someone who lies to him with every breath she takes?
Thoughts: Cherise Sinclair is known for giving readers some sexy kink in her Master Of The Shadowlands series that I loved and still need to finish. From what I gather from some reviews there is no BDSM  in this book but still steamy. Curious how she does with out the BDSM. I have read some mix reviews but never about missing the BDSM. Love the idea about four men that grown up together become brothers. Hoping for some good secondary characters like I got in Shadowland Series.  
Cover: Looks like a Romantic Suspense. A nice close up of a fine hero. Loving the winter backdrop.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review: Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

Reapers's Fall by Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Berkley on November 10, 2015
Pages: 384
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought

He never meant to hurt her.

Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
Thoughts: I have loved all Reapers MC Novels. I was excited to read Painters Story. But sad to say his book was not a big hit for me. Was not all bad just went in with different expectations.

Reaper’s Fall started off good. Loved that they were friends first and he was a painter. But as the story progressed it just started to get a little boring. Really nothing exciting was happening. They did have a few cute and good moments. I was really missing the angst that I was expecting. That is more my bad. Finally something interesting happened and the story started to pick up.

Series Order / Rating
#3 Devil's Game - 5

Monday, February 18, 2019

Review / Quote -Tastic: Undeserving by Madeline Sheehan

Quote-Tastic is a weekly meme hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup. Share a favorite quotes that's grabbed your for one reason or another. You can ad a review or post just a quote.

Undeserving by Madeline Sheehan
Series: Undeniable #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Biker Romance
Publisher: July 31st, 2017 by Author
Pages: 341
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought
Warning: This isn’t a romance, but instead a tale of love between two despairing people, from two different worlds, both aching for something more.

Debbie Reynolds is a runaway, New York City-bound. Living on the road comes with many challenges—fighting for her next meal, seeking safe places to sleep, and dodging men with less than honorable intentions, all while searching for meaning in a life she finds painful and pointless.

Damon “Preacher” Fox, vice president of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club, has been in prison for club-related crimes. As his release draws near, he begins to reevaluate his choices in life, realizing that if he stays with the club, this won’t be his last stint behind bars. Suddenly Preacher finds himself doubting everything he’s ever known, wishing for a life beyond the club.

When Preacher and Debbie’s paths cross, they find in each other a sense of peace they had been lacking. But life is about to catch up with Preacher, and Debbie, desperate to keep the one person who’s ever shown her any kindness, finds herself caught between forces far deadlier and more powerful than she could have ever imagined.

This is Debbie and Preacher’s story.

At the end, we should all go back to the beginning,
if only to remind ourselves that we once lived.

Rating: 5 Stars - Amazing

Thoughts: After the teaser readers got of  ZZ from Unbeloved (Undeniable #4) I was really hoping book 5 was going to be his story. But since the story had taken a different direction I understood the need to tell Preacher story first. Wow what a story he had to share. I was not prepared to have my heart broken. The feels were all over the place as I shed a few tears, wanted to strangle a few characters and had a few smiles.

Never really new a whole lot about Preacher. Only that he is the hard ass President of Silver Demons MC and loving father to Eva. Loved how Preacher story was told from him with present and past. I was right there with him experiencing his life.    
Loved meeting new characters. Really not new characters but more characters that have been connected to Preacher and this series. I now have an understanding why Frankie Jr. turned out the way he did.

I know this is Preacher story but Deuce and Eva started the Undeniable series with Undeniable and have been a big part of the series and big part of his book. Loved this couple then and loved them more through out. Deuce might be rough around the edges especially in earlier books and made some mistakes. They have had their ups and downs like real life couples do. Loved seeing him stand by his wife and the support he gives her had me swooning. 

"It ain’t gonna be easy," he continued, "But I know you, Eva, and you’re gonna be just fine. You know how I know?"

I looked up to find his eyes on me. "How?"

A corner of his mouth lifted. "Cause I’m gonna make damn sure of it."

Undeserving was unpredictable and had me on the edge of my seat. One thing I love about this series is I never know what I am in for. Preacher story was thoroughly thought out and as reader I am thankful for that. Well done Madeline Sheehan. The twisted, raw and gritty feel I got from Underserving brought back memories from the earlier books in the series. Strong secondary characters play a good roll through out the series. I find them best to be read in order.
ZZ sneak peak has me nervous and more excited for his story. Nervous for ZZ as he already has caused crazy chaos.  Excited for when a certain character(s) finds out what ZZ has done. Lets just say it is not going to go well. Yes I am twisted as I want the raw, gritty feel with ZZ story.

Series Order / Rating
#1 Undeniable - 4
#2 Unbeautifully - 4
#3 Unattainable - 4
#4 Unbeloved - 3

Review: Unbeloved by Madeline Sheehan

I reviewed this back in 2015 on goodreads but for some reason could not find on my blog. I have no idea what happened to it or if I never got around to posting here.

Update: LOL just found my review it was in drafts. Silly me never posted here but did on Goodreads. What was I thinking I usually post first here then Goodreads.

Unbeloved by Madeline Sheehan
Series: Undeniable #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Biker Romance
Publisher: June 23, 2014 by Author
Pages: 255
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought
Dorothy Kelley is a born romantic, searching for her prince. Instead she finds herself pregnant at fifteen, and in a loveless marriage by the tender age of eighteen.

Then hope comes riding into her life on a motorcycle and within weeks, Jason “Jase” Brady, a member of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club, sweeps Dorothy off her feet.

But nothing is ever simple for Dorothy. Jase is married with children. And as Dorothy patiently waits for Jase to give her the happily-ever-after she’s been dreaming about, James “Hawk” Young, a member of the Hell’s Horsemen with secrets of his own, sees an opening into Dorothy’s life and takes it.

Carrying on two secret affairs is no easy feat. As Dorothy tries to dig herself out of the mess she’s created, covering one mistake with another, tragedy strikes, nearly costing Dorothy her life and that of her unborn son.

What follows is a long and painful journey of self-discovery and forgiveness, as Dorothy comes to realize that home was exactly where she’d left it, and the love she’d forever craved had always been within her reach.

This is the story of Dorothy, Jase, and Hawk.

We are all born pure; it is our journey that burdens us and leads us astray. Our mistakes that beat us down and cover us in guilt and shame, burying us a little more with each passing hardship. It is up to us to dig ourselves out, to come to terms with our faults, to embrace not only our imperfections but those of the ones we love, and to once again find the path we strayed from.

Warning: This is not a conventional or predictable love story. It involves one woman and two men bound by a love so destructive it spans two decades, pitting brother against brother, and shattering the lives of those touched by it.
Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It

Thoughts: I was looking forward to how Dorothy, Jase, and Hawk story played out especially after Unattainable (Undeniable #3). Sad to say I wanted more from their story. Started out strong, middle a tad boring and ended amazing.

Unbeloved is not only Dorothy's journey in finding forgiveness and self-discovery. It is also about the outcome of Hawke and Jase actions and leading to redemption. Now her journey did bore me at times. I really wanted to feel for her as she had to go through many hard obstacles to find her man. Hawke I loved his backstory as it was interesting and plays a big roll in the story.

I was thankful for the flashbacks with Dorothy, Jase and Hawke's relationship. But I really needed more. I felt their story was being told to me and not enough showing. I had no problems with their story being in the present, I really needed more shown on their past to really get the connection with each other. I wanted to see the jealousy, the sneaking around and the heartaches. Their story lacked angst and for all that they have been through it really should of been there. I wanted more Hawke and Jase at each others throat especially since they were in love with the same woman.

I was a little surprised that Preacher story is next and not ZZ. Was a little bummed readers are getting his story first but I get it now. I really wanted his scene played out and not told. I definitely want his book now in Undeserving (Undeniable #5).

Unbeloved was missing the raw, gritty, dark, emotional feel readers have come to love in the Undeniable series. It is tame, less steamy and I was fine with that. I loved that it was different than the other novels. At times a series can get old when it has the same formula and feel to it. I have stopped reading series because of the this. Some times raw, dark and gritty does not fit the characters or the story and in this case it would of not worked. But the emotional roller coaster should of been there and it was not.

ZZ alone gets a 5 star. Loved that I am only getting teasers of him. Once again I am screaming at my kindle "No.. ZZ what have you done!". Can not believe Madeline Sheehan went there. It is twisted and I love it. Once again Madeline Sheehan is brilliant. If you are a fan of ZZ and read all his fucked up actions well lovelies this has got to be the worst of them yet. His jaw dropping moment stayed with me for days. Shit's about to get real and I hope it is coming Madeline Sheehan style. Raw, gritty, dark and all kinds of fucked up.

Series / Rating
#1 Undeniable - 4
#2 Unbeautifully - 4
#3 Unattainable -4

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday Post: Missed you all

Sunday Post is a weekly recap hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

Life: Hi Everyone. I have missed you all a tons. Hope everybody is doing good as my family and I are. I am the worst blogger in the world. Once again took a long break with out any notice. This is why I have not been on Netgalley or do reviews for authors in a long time. For years now blogging has been a hobby. I tell you I love it and missed posting and visiting blogs. I have met some wonderful, sweet, funny and caring people. 
Bought: I love shifters and could not pass this book up. I tend to read my series in order but got a deal on a Paperback at an outlet store. Thinking I will read this first since I have yet to read this author.

Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys
Series: The Amoveo Legend #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 3, 2013
She Works Hard to be Normal...

Tatiana Winters loves the freedom of her life as a veterinarian in Oregon. It's only reluctantly that she agrees to help cure a mysterious illness among the horses on a Montana ranch—the ranch of the Amoveo Prince. Tatiana is no ordinary vet—she's a hybrid from the Timber Wolf Clan, but she wants nothing to do with the world of the Amoveo shifters.

But There's No Escaping Destiny...

Dominic Trejada serves as a Guardian, one of the elite protectors of the Prince's Montana ranch. As a dedicated Amoveo warrior, he is desperate to find his mate, and time is running out. He knows Tatiana is the one—but if he can't convince her, he may not be able to protect her from the evil that's rapidly closing in...

I apologize for some comments left on blogs  having no link back to my post just copy and pasted. For what ever reason my laptop is giving me a hard time with signing in with Google and not able to leave comments on some blogs. But am able to leave a normal comment with my Kindle.

Lusting For Covers: Fury On Fire by Sophie Jordan

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace

Fury On Fire by Sophie Jordan
Series: Devil's Rock #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon on January 31st, 2017
When you live next door to the big bad wolf . . .
After years in prison, North Callaghan is finally free. But the demons haunting him still make him feel like a caged beast. He loses himself in work and hard living, coming up for air only to bed any willing woman to cross his path. So when his new neighbor snares his interest, he decides to add another notch to his bedpost. The only problem? Faith Walters is a white picket fence kind of girl.
Prepare to be devoured.
Faith’s new neighbor is the rudest man alive. He’d rather grunt at her than speak and he takes her “welcome-to-the-neighborhood” scones without a thank you. She knows she should run for the hills from the ex-con. If only he weren’t so smoldering sexy…if only the sounds of him with other women didn’t drift through their shared wall and fill her with longing…and if only he didn’t look at her like they were a collision waiting to happen.
Thoughts: Love heroes dirty tank top most likely from a crash as his motorcycle is laying on the ground.