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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Love Unspoken by Lisa DeJong (Review)

Title: Love Unspoken
Series: Flawed Love #2
Author: Lisa DeJong
Released: October 19, 2015
Format: Ebook received for review
Pages: 252 per Amazon

I lent my heart to the bad boy, and he did exactly what I expected he would. He broke it.

And the guy I should have been with—he’s still here. He tries to take my mind off everything I’ve lost while showing me what I could have. I’m ready for a new start, to fall in love again … to do what I should have done in the first place.

Everything seems perfect.

Then the past comes walking back in. I thought I was over him, but one look and I know that’s not true. We went through too much together for those feelings to completely fade away.

When my past and present collide, how am I supposed to choose? They both love me, and I love them.

A heart will be broken … and it could be mine.

Well, yep.  I should have read book one, Lies Unspoken.  I didn't realized how closely related the two books were, and I think coming into Love Unspoken blindly definitely shaded my view on the subject.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Prisoner Of Love by Cathy Skendrovich (Review)

Title: Prisoner Of Love
Series: Standalone
Author: Cathy Skendrovich
Release Date; October 19, 2015 - Entangled
Format: EGalley
Pages: 171 per Amazon

Risking his own life is one thing. Risking hers is another...

It was supposed to be a girls-only weekend in the California mountains. But when Lucy Parker is carjacked by an escaped prisoner, her fun weekend takes a nighmarish turn. Now she's caught up in a dangerous world of stolen money, vicious drug dealers, and murder, and the only thing keeping her alive is her oh-so-hot captor.

Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, undercover cop Jake Dalton wants answers-now. Worse, he's dragged Lucy into the mix, and she's now guilty by association. With their lives on the line, the race is on to get to Las Vegas before they're killed...and they're running out of time.

Prisoner Of Love was a pretty good book.  It was also nothing that I was expecting.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pretty When You Cry by Skye Warren (Review)

Title: Pretty When You Cry
Series: Stripped #3
Author: Skye Warren
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Format: Ebook received for review

I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.

My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.

That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.

You all know I love Skye Warren.  I do.  No way around it.  Pretty When You Cry continues the Stripped series, and brings another new dimension to the men and women at The Grand.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Taken By The Haunted HDMI Cable by Sinn Lee (Review)

Title: Taken By The Haunted HDMI Cable
Series: Standalone
Author: Sinn Lee
Released: July 2014
Format: Free ebook on Amazon
Pages: 11!!!

Sarah has always been fascinated by haunted houses. It's no wonder that she buys the one in her hometown the first chance she gets. She's going to prove to everyone that she can live in a haunted house longer than anyone. She's ready for strange noises and moving furniture, but what she doesn't expect is a haunted HDMI cable with her in its sights. This sexually charged video cable intends to give her a night she never forgets. 

Am I really reviewing this?  Yes.  Yes I am.  Hey, let's have a little FUN.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sinner's Steel by Sarah Castille (Review)

Title: Sinner's Steel
Series: Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club #3
Author: Sarah Castille
Released: October 6, 2015 St Martins Press
Format: EGalley
Pages: 352 per Goodreads

Tall, dark, and dangerously handsome, Zane "Tracker" Colter is the strong, silent type of tattooed muscle biker who drives women wild. But as a master of strategy for the outlaw MC club, Sinner's Tribe, he doesn't have time to play around with groupies and biker chicks-especially when he can't stop thinking about Evie, the girl who got away...

Evie's been in love with Zane ever since they were children-until he broke her heart and disappeared. Now he's back in her life, bigger and badder than ever. Zane is stunned by how beautiful and confident Evie's become, using her artistic talent to customize motorcycles. He wants her so bad, he'd ride through fire to win her back. There's one problem: Evie is dating his deadliest rival-the leader of the Black Jacks-and if Evie and Zane hook up, there'll be hell to pay...

The Sinner's Tribe series is an excellent example of why I love motorcycle club romances so damn much.  Sarah Castille takes this group of outlaws that err on the side of good, and really peels back the layers so you get to know each member.  Sinner's Steel is Zane's book, and if you think Zane is cold (as his first impression often is!) then you are dead wrong.  And if you mess with him, you're just dead.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Normal by Graeme Cameron (Review)

Title: Normal
Series: Standalone
Author: Graeme Cameron
Format: EGalley
Release Date: march 31, 2015 - Mira
Pages: 300 pages per Goodreads

"The truth is I hurt people. It's what I do. It's all I do. It's all I've ever done." 

He lives in your community, in a nice house with a well-tended garden. He shops in your grocery store, bumping shoulders with you and apologizing with a smile. He drives beside you on the highway, politely waving you into the lane ahead of him. 

What you don't know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage. And the food that he's carefully shopping for is to feed a young woman he's holding there against her will—one in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her. 

This is how it's been for a long time. It's normal... and it works. Perfectly. 

Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery. And now the plan, the hunts, the room... the others. He doesn't need any of them anymore. He needs only her. But just as he decides to go straight, the police start to close in. He might be able to cover his tracks, except for one small problem—he still has someone trapped in his garage. 

Discovering his humanity couldn't have come at a worse time.

Omg.  I just had a total blogger fail moment.  I requested this book a few months ago for review, then I read it, LOVED it, dished about it with my friends, and.... forgot to write my review.  D'oh!  Despite my brainfail, I think the upcoming spooky season is a great time to read this truly terrifying book.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Brother by Ania Ahlborn (Review)

Title: Brother
Series: Standalone
Author: Ania Ahlborn
Released: September 29, 2015 - Gallery Books
Format: EGalley
Pages: 336 per Goodreads

Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what’s buried in the Morrows’ backyard.

But nineteen-year-old Michael Morrow isn’t like the rest of his family. He doesn’t take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he’s sure that someday he’ll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he’s immediately smitten. For a moment, he nearly forgets about the monster he’s become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place…

If you are looking for a great book to put you in the mood for autumn and for Halloween, I definitely recommend Brother.  This book was freaky and gruesome, and full of sick goodness.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Begging For It by Lilah Pace (Review)

Title: Begging For It
Series: Asking For It #2
Author: Lilah Pace
Released: September 1, 2015, Berkley
Format: EGalley
Pages: 341 per Goodreads

Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.

Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they're taking are far more dangerous than they'd imagined.

A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is...

Hmmmm.  I really have mixed feelings about this book, which I wasn't prepared for.  I really loved book one, Asking For It. But in Begging For It, I felt like it all became a bit ordinary.  It lacked the excitement that I was hoping for.