Good Fighter romance
A slow paced read that at times was a little to descriptive and wordy but half way through it really picked up.
Ari is fleeing domestic violence from her ex, has a son with disabilities and Crosses Danes path when her ex attacks her in a car park.
Dane is a teacher of martial arts. Ari has a dislike of violence obviously due to what she has been through and as their relationship progresses she struggles with Dane being a fighter. This is where it's slow going.
Once there is acceptance on Ari's part and Dane prepares for his fight the pace picks up.
A good read, great characters. A little too much about Xander and Eden in the beginning it was making me want to read their story more than this, their relationship sounded more exciting.
Twists and turns, a jealous ex, danger and action.
would I read other books by this author? Yes I'm curious about Xander and Eden.
I love the fuck outta you Kitten, 5 stars
I honestly thought I was in for another tears and snot fest but what I got was a beautiful read that tells of destiny, the past and the present, there's laughter, hot moments and good old cockney charm.
Years into their marriage both Georgia and Cam still very much happily married and after finally facing the courage to go through Macas box Georgia starts to go through the letters she never opened.
Throughout the plot your taken back every now and again as Georgia plucks up the courage and one by one she opens them including Cam. The love Maca had for Georgia tugs on the heart strings and there are lots of beautiful words and reminiscing.
Told in dual pov's focusing on the present day with the life of Cam and Georgia, their kids and extended family I laughed out loud so many times it brought a brilliant balance to the whole book and that's the awesomeness of lesley Jones.
Cam: I'll have a coffee and some toast and then go wake my wife up with coffee and my extra special cream and a kiss from my dick.
What you get in this read is a heartwarming story of fate, a love so deep with Georgia and Cam it turns you to mush and a romance movies are mode of.
Loved reading Cams thoughts, what he went through in the past and his declaration of his love for his wife and family now and his humour, a swoon worthy guy and such a bbf
Favourite lines: " I might be from Essex mate, but I've got some class. I do not drink my white wine warm"
When the family gathers together its like the next generation forming, loved all the family banter and there sure is enough of the kids to have a series of their own.
Another brilliant read from lesley and I am really looking forward to book two.
Released 23rd February 2016
Fabulous five, I've got you kitten stars
A beautiful college romance with just enough angst and drama, banter, hotness and to top it off a swoon worthy bbf called Cam.
One of Anne's best writing yet, although I also loved The falling down rockstar series this was in a class of its own. Loved it.
Loved all the extended characters too and looking forward to reading more about them.
Your pulled straight into the heartache of the story as Olivia struggles with the grief and heartache the night she loses her best friends and boyfriend all in one night and she's left walking free not knowing how to go on.
Cam, what can I say, there was method in his madness and he brings Olivia from a dark place.
Told in dual pov's it's such a heartwarming emotional story and everything you would expect to find in a romantic read.
Recommended college romance. looking forward to the next book so much Anne has a new stalker not that I didn't already stalk her lol.
Anne's writing has the balance of heartwarming moments, hotness and humor that I love in a good book ; -)
Release day 29th February
A rollercoaster crazy ride of kidnapping, killings,twist and turns and an exciting plot.
A bit about the plot:
Nikoli has loved Sabrina from his teenage years and holds her a dear friend, a distant relationship they kept and always remained in touch.
Sabrina also loves Nikoli who has recently rescued her from being sold off to marriage taking her into his own mafia family. An arragement by Sabrina s father who has used his own daughter for self gain and yet now Nikoli finally has her in his life they remain best friends both holding in their true feelings of love towards each other.
The day Sabrina is taken and kidnapped Nikoli realises he can't lose her again, cant be apart from her again not after years of longing for her. This hard man high up in the Mafia will leave no stone unturned until he finds her.
Told in dual pov's the pace is steady and it's a good read with great extended characters too giving you a feel of the family bond they all share but also enlightenment to the ruthless and powerful side the men have.
An enjoyable thrilling, exciting and heartwarming read.
Would I read more from this author? yes I loved the characters and I felt myself wanting to know more about their own story's.
Pre order available release 15th march 2016
A knockout third book in the series
4 gentle Giant stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book so a little bit about the plot:
Colby is a reporter wanting to further her career she meets Dane one night by chance, he gives her a ride home and her plan to know more about the fighting world and what took place the night Dane ended his career blossoms the report she has been looking for to unravel why fighters are fighting with injuries and how a fighter died in the octagon
Dane is retired fighter after the fatal night where his opponent died, a night that still gives him nightmares and a night this gentle giant can't move on from. Dane and Colby become friends that leads to more, she becomes his inspiration his courage and his strength to move on. Dane is unaware Colby is a reporter and it isn't her full intention to mislead him but sometimes truth become to harder to tell the deeper you go.
Told in dual povs you are able to get into the thoughts and feelings of both characters, it's a steady paced read and both characters are likeable. There's a little bit of humour hotness, heartwarming moments and angst.
he kissed her cheek and held her tight. "Every day you save me a little bit more" he whisperd.
A great all round read with an intriguing storyline that flows really well if you like MMA fighter reads or not this is more about the relationship and Colbys investigations of the events surrounding this loveable fighter.
Arc gratefully received via netgalley for honest review
My pace couldn't get to the end fast enough
Completely drawn in from start like someone dropping the flag for go and I eagerly raced to the end just to find out how it would all play out.
Captivated from the off, as you get to know the character and his life, Jasper with his manwhore ways the sadness of the town disaster and a day that changed his world losing his best friend and father and the introduction to his inventions success with his car along with his best friends and also successors.
Charlotte or Charlie was the girl next door, Jaspers best friend and in the blink of an eye she was gone and hatred replaced his fondness of her.
Charlotte returns to her home town, a town where her family name is mud since that fateful day and the moment she is revealed shit really hits the fan and although Jasper tries to hate her he only sees the girl he once called his best friend.
I do what I always do when I feel this way, search for the stars. Count them.Trace them. Stare at them
"Are you looking for the big dipper? His voice is warm like molasses. chemistry. Its here and I can feel it.
Its a steady paced read told in dual pov's, great characters, lovers of good detective story's and books filled with mystery will love it. There's crimes to be solved, missing persons,murder and a whole lot of heat.
A really good read for thrill seekers and I'm looking forward to book two.
Arc gratefully received for honest review
Jagger Due for release April 2016
Morrison & Hendrix available now see link
4 My little one stars
Jagger Caldwell is the baby of the Caldwell brothers and a fighter with a heart of gold.
Jagger first lays eyes Tatiana while she is taking a beating from her father. A victim of daily violence and a fragile 17 year old girl with no other family other than the man who beats her regularly. Jagger's need to protect her from that moment is overwhelming.
It's a sweet and heartwarming ineraction, a journey to new hope, new beginnings and a new lesson to be learned in the meaning of family for Tatiana.
Told in dual pov's you're transported into the thoughts and feelings of each character.
Loved the other characters, the Caldwell brothers, Livi and Hailey and like any loving family there's banter, gatherings and feel good moments.
A brilliant all round read with some angst, alpha male fighting action, drama, humour, romance and intimate hotness.
Praise to the authors for raising the awareness of domestic violence, a subject so very real and active in the lives of so many people and for giving hope and hopefully courage to whoever reads this and needs just that little push in the direction of courage. May your words be inspiration in a book I thoroughly enjoyed.
Tatiana: He is Jagger Caldwell. He is the legacy of good in my world of bad. He is mine.
Arc gratefully received for honest review via netgalley
DUE RELEASE DATE APRIL 19th 2016
We're star crossed he and I. like a living breathing Shakespeare play. and what I want, I can't have.
Part one of this dark edgy book is filled with promise.
Told in third person, sometimes first person so as a reader I struggled with this at times I suppose it depends what you prefer and I prefer first person hearing the characters thoughts and feelings.
A dark and deep read, the characters Jane and Dallas were taken as children held hostage in dark cellers, the book takes you briefly to past experiences and the struggles and memories in the present.
Even now as adults both struggle to move on. Dallas has set up a vigilante secret organisation were tactics, his kidnappers groups and findings are discussed, this is how Dallas has found his way to deal with what he suffered along with his now reputation for being a lady's man losing himself in countless faces.
Jane writes as her escape, writes about kidnapped children and organisations.
It's a complexed read and difficult to sumarise.
Since freedom three things keep them apart.
One: The sins and secrets they shared in the dark
Two: The memories they evoke when together
And Three: the fact that they are brother and sister by adoption.
Jane: What was perfect and right and saved us in the dark is forbidden in the light.
It's not a romance read, yes it contains sex and a relationship but I found it to be a book I really had to concentrate on and found myself re reading lines.
Not my usual romance hearts and flowers or alpha read but lovers of complex gritty and gripping reads full of mystery will love it.
Reviewed for Netgalley
******** Nearly a 5 gripping stars *******
Wow what a cliffhanger! and that's my only reason for this not being a five star read, As stated in the synopsis it is part one but don't let this deter you in anyway, it has added to the anticipation of what happens next, will I like how it goes? I'm almost scared to find out. I'm surely going to be a stalker for the next book so I can find out.
Brilliant plot, The sugar bowl is an agency and in a nut shell rich men pay for a women's companionship and it pays for the woman's rent,schooling and other arrangements in contract.
Sela poses as a sugar babe to get to the man J.T who was her perpetrator years before, this damaged girl grabs all the confidence she has and after years of planning, she's changed her body, her hair color and her goal is in sight what she didn't plan on doing was falling for J.T'S partner and friend Beck.
Sawyer Bennett had me gripped to the end with twists and turns, moments of joy,sadness, swoon heartwarming moments and the hotness was off the charts.
I realized that intimacy is actually something that I could learn to crave with a man like Beckett North and that I've just begun to discover the true potential inside of myself.
Told in dual pov's you're able to get thoughts and feelings from both characters and gain an understanding of how each one of the characters tick and it sure did finish with a bomb.
Loved it and can't wait for the next book.
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Hot MC read
Firstly I love a woman who can stand up for herself Ash is definitely someone with backbone and sass so I liked her character a lot.
I liked Krypt but he wasn't as alpha as I hoped he would be or as swoon worthy, so bit of a let down there, if anything Ash did the claiming in the relationship and made the decisions.
Ash and Krypt first met when Krypt was in prison and Ash is a prison guard. Transferring Krypt to another prison results in a ambush and Ash is taken as their hostage.
Great plot filled with angst,danger,kidnapping,hot sex, MC action and drama, yes it certainly had it all and brilliantly written, read in one sitting.
Reading as part of a box set and I hope to see more of this couple in the other books because I didn't get the hea I hoped they would have and what about the ex? I still have unanswered questions and hopefully ill find out.
Romantic Rockstar read
Two bands on tour together, mixed sex's so you know from the beginning it's going to get interesting
Great characters, AJ is a take no crap kinda girl, a fiery character and her first impression of Jace did not go down well. Jace was the cocky rock star, a reputation with the ladies so getting a knock back from AJ made it game on.
Loved the chemistry with the characters, Jace was actually a sweet guy and a bbf.
The other characters were also entertaining, the friendships and the banter that flowed between them was good and great to read.
loved the writing style told in AJ'S pov, a steady read, predictable, no huge dramas or angst, it's simply a romantic girl meets rock star read with hotness in the mix.
looking forward to reading more about the other members of each band.
Hot Hot Hot! with helpings of Lemon drizzle.
Louise bay does not disappoint, I loved What the lightning sees and so consistent with another brilliant read.
A chance meeting, a hot few one night stands that turn into more a brilliant read where you just want to lock yourself away and absorb it all.
Told in dual povs so you can get into the head of each characters, I love that. Great characters, Beth is a woman with sass such a great personality and Dylan is all alpha male, demanding yet funny sweet at the same time.
There's humorous moments hot moments this book has it all, Louise bay is one of those authors where you can pick up her latest book and know you will not be disappointed.
Looking forward to more from Louise Bay
Arc gratefully received by Netgalley for honest review
Release date 15th February
5 Shakespeare stars
This kind of love, it's what Shakespeare wrote about and why? because only something so rare, so all-consuming could create a tragic love story.
This is one rollercoaster read dragging you into the unknown of emotions and back again, you will have marmite moments where you will either love it or hate it, you will find your heart racing and palms sweating as you turn the pages and a smile on your face at the sweet and heartwarming moments.
This is a story of a love so deep, it's about mistakes and loss, it's about daring to step back into the arms of the past, it's about regret and taking chances.
School sweethearts Nic and payton are so young and in Love and in the blink of an eye everything is ripped apart. An argument an immature disagreement caused Nic and Payton to separate for two weeks, just those two weeks and in that time Payton slept with someone, a stupid mistake and everything changes that one mistake despite the love they have for each other changes something neither of them can go back to pride becomes the bigger man and so the future takes a different course.
But for both of them even after years apart the heart doesn't let go
Payton: To let go of something you love, you have to forget it, and I will never be able to forget Nicolas.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this in which there I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
A book filled with beautiful words, heart wrenching moments, told in dual pov's, brilliantly written right through to the end.
I went through the emotions, I shed a few tears and only a brilliant put together book can do that.
"It took me an hour to know you, and only a day to fall in love, but it will take me a lifetime to forget"
Arc gratefully received for honest review
Quick MC read
Fleeing from an abusive partner, Tina arrives in a new town, looking for work and a place to stay.
Arden is part of an MC and for him it's insta love. Tina with fiery red hair and matching personality brings out his possessive side and from that moment on his plan is to make her his.
Dirty Ride Is a steady paced read with likable characters told in Tina's pov, there's a few lol moments when Tina and Arden banter with each other and you get those feel good moments romantics like when you realize two people who are meant to be together have finally found each other.
A hot read with a bit of danger in the mix as Tina tries to stay hidden from her abusive ex but nothing too heavy and finishing with a hea leaving you wanting more.
A good balance of hotness,danger,alpha male love and romance.
Would definitely read more from the series.
Brilliant friends to lovers story
Gracie had the best friends older brother crush on Walker since she was 12 and now grown up living independently, having a rich boyfriend and doing well for herself was a far cry from life she had as a child. Struggling in hand me downs and a mother who went from boyfriend to boyfriend she was finally content or was she?
Walker was a disappointment to his father turning down law school to become a fighter so when all his funds were plugged Gracie's best friend Kylie called in a favour. The boy she had loved all those years ago needed a place to stay.
Thoroughly enjoyed this easy read, set at just the right pace and building to an epic finish.
Told as third person and my only negative would be that if it was in first person it would of been more effective, knowing what is in the minds of the characters is what draws you in as a reader and makes you feel more involved but I loved it none the less.
Walker finally sees what was in front of his eyes all those years ago and Gracie now has to decide with her heart. Gracie doesn't know if she can take the risk, he didn't want or see her all those years ago when he was the sought after quarterback in their home town but now he does and its rollercoaster read to finding out how this MMA fighter read will go down.
Walker: "And now I see it. I see You"
Great read, love K.A Robinson's books for containing everything you may need in a contemporary romance.
This had everything hotness,romance,drama and an element of danger. Yep certainly enough to keep you turning the pages and I loved it.
Would love to read about Andy their best friend.
A VERY EMOTIONAL HEART WRENCHING READ. I JUST HAVE TO GIVE THIS 5 STARS FOR THE WAY ITS WRITTEN AND ITS ABILITY TO CLAW ITS WAY INTO YOUR HEART AND EMOTIONS.
A story that is very deep, deals with Death, self harm,attempted suicide insecurities, self loathing and much more that is very real in many lives of people today.
kaleb is the anchor and support for Aubrey that you hope anyone who goes through such things in life has a chance to find that special person who takes up the anchor so they can sail through these things together.
A story of true love story & Beautifully written.
Beautiful conclusion to Carter
Written in both povs like a diary of events, how life goes on despite heartache and the grieving procedure when you miss someone who's been that constant in your life.
Do you wait for a healing heart, carry on with the torture in the heart or do you take the plunge and fix it.
The tables turn in the second book with Leah.
Filled with emotion, angst and heartfelt thoughts from both characters its a great conclusion, a bit far fetched but thats the world of fantasy.
what a journey
Told from Leah's pov her life story with Carter how they become childhood friends, how she admired and watched him from afare,her journey into unrequited love.
It tugs on the heartstring, its beautifully written in the way that has you aching for the character in their times of need and happy in their joyous moments.
This is part one of this journey and a journey you will want to see to the end.
This book reminded me of Kyland and if you've read that you will understand the kind of emotional roller coaster it takes you on.
It's not full of dramas, just a whole lot of feelings,words from the heart told from the pov of a girl who grew up in a trailer park were the only future looming was being pimped out by her uncle until Carter,hero,life saver and best friend does what he always does and becomes Leah's rescuer.
Sounds like a fairy tale but lifes not a fairy tail for Leah but I guess we'll only find out in book 2 won't we?
Love this series
Izzy is a tough chick growing up with over protective brothers and having to hold her own made her one tough nut to crack.
James is the exact same breed as her brothers, overprotective, domineering an all round Alpha male.
Izzy didn't want to be controlled she'd grown up with her brothers trying to control who she could and couldn't have a relationship with as they scared off everyone who got close to her, none of them measured up for their Izzy well until James they liked him and so the battle comences, the chase is on as James sees what he wants and that prize is his in his eyes.
Its a hot, quick paced read, has action and drama a woman who swears like a sailor, humour and good plot. Recommended series.