A couple of drinks.
A random stranger.
It was only supposed to be one night.
Turns out, the stranger is Julian Reyes.
And my brother-in-law’s new business partner.
Chairman of Trinity Academy.
Where I’ve just enrolled as a student.
Who also happens to be ridiculously hot.
Whenever we meet, it doesn’t help I’m reminded of how amazing his hands felt on my body.
Yeah, definitely not how I imagined my first year of college.
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Julian is a hottie and is now one of my favorite characters by Michelle heard in this series.
Jamie Truman Student and sister of Della from Heartless the enemies to Lovers series, she is also the sister in law of Carter Hayes business partner of eligible bachelor Julian Reyes. Series's are interlinked but can be read as a standalone.
A one night stand that was just meant to be that, one night, until Jamie discovers her one night stand with a stranger before she starts college isn't a stranger at all when they have no choice but to mix in the same circles when she discovers Julian is Chairman of the academy and now in business with her brother in law.
I was looking forward to Julian's story and although his story can be read as a standalone you are made aware of Julian in the first book FALCON which is his brother Falcon's story, where we find out that Julian was engaged but sadly through a car crash she died in a car accident just weeks before their wedding, this is reiterated in Falcon's book but does not go into details.
I liked both of these characters JULIAN is a businessman and Ceo but he also has a vulnerable side to him and Jamie although she is only 19 she's a young woman with backbone who has lost both her parents, helped bring up her sister's child and is mature for her age.
When Jamie and Julian discover they move in the same circles Julian is annoyed that he did not know who she was and that he was not aware she was only 19 so the A-hole comes out in him and the two try to avoid each other but with weekly Sunday dinners set up by the group, it's impossible.
The chemistry between the two is tangible and when Jamie becomes the victim of stalking and things begin to happen to her Julian comes to the rescue.
Julian and Jamie were a perfect match, I loved this story which had plenty going on to keep you turning the pages, hotness, action, friendships, and humor, the writing was brilliant and I couldn't put it down.
Looking forward to whatever Michelle heard writes next.
DARE ME Dare Duet, Part Two: Billie and Sawyer(Unchained Attraction #2) by K.L. Shandwick: REVIEW & BUY LINKSRead Now
When Sawyer Wild dared a stranger to ask him to kiss her, he had no idea that kiss would leave its mark.
With her estranged husband looking on, a normally shy Billie Collier, the gorgeous older, soon-to-be divorcee, shocked herself and complied.
Leaving the wine bar alone, Sawyer felt they had unfinished businesswhen the memory of their all-to-brief, blistering chemistry had left him with an ache he'd been unable to shake.
Ten months later, an second chance to know Billie unexpectedly fell into his hands and he grabbed it.
Love, be it a slow burn or hard and fast, usually happens when it is least expected. Sawyer accepted love is love and was confident he could smooth most of the bumps on the road, afterall the path to true love never runs smooth. However, in Billie's case accepting that she was enough took a little longer to achieve.
"Love hurts, no-one lives without it leaving a scar, when you open your heart you invite pain"
DARE ME is the second part of Billie and Sawyers's journey, told in Sawyers pov, so from a male point of view.
When I finished DARE YOU, I was nervous, I felt this book finished were most books normally would, Sawyer and Billie were together and I honestly didn't know what the second part of their story would contain other than to tie up loose ends.
Sawyer melted me to a puddle of goo yet again with his words, his maturity and his love for Billie.
I thought he was too good to be true in book one, I could only think of the word dreamboat to accurately describe a guy like Sawyer when I first met him in Dare you but this younger man who fell hard for an older woman just melted me to an, even more, bigger puddle in DARE ME and I kept waiting for the drama, the angst, for my hopes I had built in him to shatter especially when he went on tour with his band but they didn't, not once.
I've been trying sum up DARE YOU and ask, have you ever finished a book, loved the characters and not wanted to let go yet? Well, DARE YOU takes you on the next leg of Billie and Sawyers journey and I suppose the best way to describe it is "LIFE and LOVE", finding your feet in a new relationship, learning to talk through issues together, learning to trust one another and embracing life together as a couple and then as a family.
A heartwarming and realistic journey of two people's trials in life and love and how they grow as a partnership and a couple.
Love is a battlefield for a quirky matchmaker and the cocky football star who hires her to find him a wife.
As the owner of Perfect Pairings matchmaking service, Maddie McRae earns her living helping others fall in love. And one thing the sweet Southern belle knows for sure is that the foundation of wedded bliss is built on similarities: opposites might attract, but they don’t stay together.
Enter Mason Spark.
Rude, arrogant, and notoriously allergic to monogamy, the hottest quarterback in the NFL is Maddie’s polar opposite. He’s also her new client. Her gorgeous, infuriating new client who’s paying her an outrageous sum of money to find him a wife. With his multi-million dollar contract on the line due to his behavior on and off the field, bad boy Mason is willing to pretend to settle down.
But when he starts to fall for the adorkable matchmaker who can’t stand him, the playboy finds himself in the game of his life to keep something he never thought he’d lose—his heart.
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A wonderful and funny rom-com with some interesting, quirky and lovable characters
Maddie and Mason's story will have you laughing out loud from start to finish. I loved it and the characters.
Maddie runs a dating agency, she loves all things pink, she's quirky, prim and proper has a bat shit crazy Aunt and is a firm believer that love conquers all.
Mason is a high profile ballplayer with a bad rep, he's a grouch, he's moody, rude and insufferable.
When Mason's agent suggests he finds a wife to clean up his image they end up at Maddie's agency to help him find a wife.
Maddie as appalled at the fact she has been asked to find him a wife for his image and not for love but she does agree to coach him and help change his attitude in the hope some woman out there won't run for the hills as soon as he opens his mouth.
They butt heads from start to finish, it was great, a slow burn but well worth it in the end.
A recommended romantic comedy, I will definitely be reading more like this from this author, I was engaged from start to finish and loved the writing style.
Told in first person dual pov. The feel of the story reminded me of The Wall of Winnipeg and me by another author so if you loved that give this one a go you won't regret it.
From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series
Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.
His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…
But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.
Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?
This series is amazing, I am totally addicted. I listened to Beard Science first and just had to start this series from the beginning, I fell in love with the Winston brothers.
Duane and Jessica's story is childhood to adult love story. I swooned, laughed and enjoyed the ride through the ups and downs all the way to the hfn and I cannot wait to get more glimpses of Duane and Jessica in other stories as they prepare to take their relationship to another level.
There are 6 brothers and one sister in this series and each brother has his own unique character, Cletus in book 3, I discovered was a complex and lovable puzzle, Duane had the potential to be a hothead, he's a risk-taker, an adrenaline junkie but also a man with few yet deep and meaningful words, I cannot wait to discover more of these Winston men and the woman who steel their hillbilly hearts.
Brilliantly narrated, I would definitely listen to more in this series via audio.
Genevieve Daylee didn’t expect to be standing in front of a judge on her twenty-seventh birthday. But ever since her life became entangled with a former motorcycle gang, she’s learned not to expect anything but trouble.
Her mother, a woman she once admired and adored, is gone, leaving behind a trail of secrets and lies. She’s living in a tiny apartment above a garage owned by her brother, a man who loathes her very existence. And the father she met beside her mother’s grave is as much of a stranger as Isaiah Reynolds, the broken man with soulless eyes standing beside her in front of the judge.
Isaiah is her protector from the murderer at large in Clifton Forge. Though he’s more like a riven knight in dented armor than a prince on a white stallion. She knows next to nothing about him, other than he works as a mechanic. As of tonight, he’ll be sharing her bathroom.
And, according to the judge, Isaiah is now her husband.
The love story is new, the suspense and mystery continues..
Riven Knight, is book 2 in the Tin Gypsy series, If you have read the first book Gypsy King then I am sure you are also anxiously waiting to know what the story is behind the secretive ex-con mechanic Isiah and his relationship with Genevieve who has recently come discovered who her father is following her mothers death.
The mystery and suspense continues following Amina's death. Amina is Genevieve's mother and also the woman Draven ex-president of the Tin Gypsy's, Dash's father and Genevieve's father had a one night stand with and after he left she was later murdered but the police are pointing the finger at Draven. The ex Gypsy members, Isaiah and Genevieve, the lawyer, all are getting involved to try and discover who the killer was, looking for clues as the trial draws closer for Draven who is the biggest suspect.
There are so many twists and turns, layers, and layers to this story and so much suspense, I loved it! and the relationship between Genevieve and Isiah was nail-biting, such a slow burner, I was so eager for them to make it work.
A total roller-coaster of a ride, a definite series to follow and so different to most MC romance reads I have read.
This isn't your typical MC, the Tin Gypsy MC is out of business, the loyal members continue to work at the garage but just because there is no club business or club anymore doesn't mean it lacks angst, danger, and on the edge stuff. I cannot wait for the next book in the series, I'm addicted.
TOLD IN FIRST PERSON POV. LEADS TO HFN. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND READING AS A STANDALONE
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What would you do if a stranger deliberately kissed you?
What if that stranger was younger, hotter than hell and your husband had already traded you in for a much younger model?
Now what if his smoking hot kiss served as the ultimate payback for you being wronged... would you welcome it then?
Seeking sanctuary from a rainstorm inside a wine bar alone Billie Collier’s haven quickly became her hell when of all the places in New York City her soon-to-be ex-husband was also already in there, with his tall pretty homewrecker.
When another rain-soaked refugee swept inside dressed in a high dollar suit he does so with fear in his eyes. Drenched, Sawyer Wild breathed raggedly as he shrugged himself out of his jacket and quickly planted himself in the last empty chair in the wine bar—the one directly across from Billie.
Forced together by circumstance she seeks solace in Sawyer’s flirty banter which strokes her neglected ego,
and as time passes and wine loosens her tongue she confesses Logan’s presence and her current humiliation.
Although relative strangers, he quickly relates to Billie's desperate need to save face and with her curious husband approaching can Billie find her courage to trust and dare Sawyer when he offers her a chance to get even.
DARE ME, book two of the Dare Duet is live.
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Can I say dreamboat in this century? because that's the only word that comes to mind when I think of Sawyer.
Sawyer came to Billie's rescue in a crowded restaurant when her cheating husband was there with his new 10 years younger shiny toy and he pretended to be her new, also younger model, he then spotted her months later in a crowded bar while he was up on stage with his guitar and sang to her, sawyer was just dreamy with his words and persistent in his chase following their second fate meeting despite Billie having huge hangups about her being an older single mum and let me tell you, I wanted to shake her myself more than once, thank goodness for her best friend who talked some sense into her and for Sawyer's persistence and patience, because I was running out of it with her.
I loved this story, a story about love with no age barrier, restoration of confidence after a knockdown and a story of life's second chances, I could not turn the pages fast enough. The balance within the story containing drama, angst, and hotness was perfect and I did not for one moment get bored or antsy with the plot itself.
A definite recommended older woman younger man romance with twists and turns along the way.
I've given this review 4.5 stars because, honestly, I felt I reached my happy with their story and I'm a little scared now for more, I'm quite sure there will be angst, drama and issues with the exes as well as family matters following their happy for now ending and I don't think we know all there is to know about Sawyer either yet, so although scared for what is to come that may burst the happy bubble I have now, I will definitely be in the Que anticipating the release of the next book in this duet told in Sawyers pov.
A realistic page turner of a book.
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From USA Today bestselling author, Autumn Jones Lake, sometimes white knights arrive on a motorcycle to rescue you from drowning in three feet of water...
Ladies love the c*ck.
No, seriously, my road name is Rooster, and women flock to me.
The feeling’s mutual, but life is too short to fall in love with anyone in particular.
I’ve just been promoted to Vice President of the Lost Kings MC. There’s no room in my life for distractions. Not even pretty ones.
I do who I want when I want, and always leave them smiling.
No one’s ever accused me of being a hero. Even so, I can’t resist rescuing a woman in peril.
Our paths never should have crossed.
I’m a filthy biker from New York.
Shelby’s a sassy waitress from Texas.
My club’s here on business. In a few days, we ride home.
Whatever secrets she’s hiding aren’t my problem.
If I don’t believe in love, why am I falling so hard?
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A filthy biker from New York. Shelby’s a sassy waitress from Texas.
I loved swagger and Sass so much I cannot wait until Rooster and Shelby's full story is released.
Swagger and Sass is a short Novella giving you an insight on how Rooster who the VP and member of the Lost Kings MC and Shelby who is a waitress and country singer meet.
I love the idea of this book, hot bossy biker meets sweet southern country singer, I cannot wait to see where this will go, I am already anticipating a bumpy ride and roller-coaster of emotions in their story. I love Rooster, he definitely had all the swagger but I couldn't really call Shelby sassy, she wasn't outspoken enough or ballsy enough for me to call her that but she was a likeable character.
A total tease of a book, I will be looking out for the next one.
I am a world-class thief. Or I was, before I got pinched and landed in prison. After I served my time, I decided to get on the right side of the law, or as much as my job at Jameson Force Security allows. The lines sometimes blur, which suits me just fine. My name might be Saint, but I’m a devil to most.
My plan to go legitimate is going as anticipated, until my past and present collide in a big way. While in Paris preparing to take down a ring of highly specialized thieves, I come face-to-face with my biggest threat—and my most dangerous temptation.
Sindaria “Sin” Westin was the love of my life, until her betrayal landed me behind bars. Now I’ve got to find a way to trust her again, at least long enough to pull off this job. When it becomes clear the price for this heist will be our lives, I realize I need to do whatever it takes to keep Sin safe, even if it means trading my life for hers. Because no matter the lies I’ve told myself, Sin’s greatest theft was the day she stole my heart
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Master thieves sin and saint, a perfect match
CODE NAME HEIST is the third book in the Jameson security series.
After serving time in prison for theft Saint Belliner joins the team at Jameson security with the intention of going straight. When a job comes in to go undercover and and get on the team that has a huge heist coming up Saint is the man for the job with his skills and ability and his reputation in the field, obviously his new crime boss who has his own private and secret collection of stolen paintings, jewels etc isn't aware of Saints intention of taking him down but he then finds himself in a huge compromising position when he meets his team members for the job and is faced with the woman he once loved and the woman who betrayed him and got him sent to prison, Sindaria Weston .
Sindaria Weston AKA Sin has always known the life of crime and was taught first by her father who is also a master thief, she is skilled and talented and can crack any lock.
Saint and Sin have both pretty much been thieves their whole lives, starting off with small thefts when younger and progressing to more high end heist, going from one job to another and from one thrill to another.
Sin and Saint fell in love while doing a job, being on the same team and they had plans and dreams to one day go straight and have normal lives until the end of a job came and Saint gets caught and goes to prison.
This isn't a happy reunion for Saint but Sin had her reasons for doing what she did all those years ago and the two gradually and eventually pick up where they left off while also focusing on the job at hand while Sin also doesn't know that Saint has now gone straight, and is undercover.
The story held my interest and kept me turning the pages, It was a good story, it reminded me of a few films I have watched, Entrapment being one starring Catherine Zeta Jones. I liked it, but it lacked the angst, hotness,danger and excitement, I normally like in an action type of book like this but I did enjoy it, it was a steady paced read, .
I am looking forward to the next book in the series and was disappointed that I didn't feel the same connection to the team in this book as with previous books, it lost the Jameson family feel so I will have to get my fix in the next book as things are also happening behind the scenes in the Jameson team too somethings that were happening in the background separate from Sin and Saints story which i'm sure will be revealed in the next book.
CODE NAME HEIST is a good second chance romance with suspense and action. Told in first person dual pov leading to a hea, can be read as a standalone.
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Finalist: Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Romance 2016
Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?
Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.
And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.
Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So... what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?
Likely, the last thing you expect.
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Beard Science gave me so many goofy smiles.
I loved this book, the narration was brilliant and I can't wait to read or listen to more books in this series. I love the Winston brothers.
Cletus is a complex man, not many people saw the real Cletus but there is more to Jennifer Sylvester, the town's and world-famous banana cake queen than people see too and she sees Cletus, the real Cletus.
A bit about the plot;
All Jennifer wants to do is settle down with a man, have kids and live the dream. Jennifer runs the bakery and is controlled by her mother who puts her out there on social media as the banana cake queen, Jennifer has millions of followers and her mother expects a certain image and the right sort of man for Jennifer to settle down with and one that won't change her or her image.
When Jennifer is video interviewing the sheriff at the station regarding her cakes she notices Cletus who is there to repair something hiding some evidence and catches it on camera, she then uses this evidence to blackmail him into teaching her how to date and get a man, Jennifer is a sheltered young woman who was even homeschooled by her mother so she hasn't experienced high-school, dates or a boyfriend.
What a build-up, what a perfect match, I loved the journey to how they fell in love with each other, I loved both of these quirky characters, I laughed so many times. Brilliant!
He was the bad boy of rock-n-roll; cocky, short-tempered, and the sexiest man I’d ever seen. I was just a librarian in a small town. He had no clue who I was, but I knew everything about him. After all, he was the reason I moved across the country.
I never thought he’d know my name, let alone whisper it while he held me tight and made me forget about the agony of my past. He was my protector, my reason, my calm before the storm… but nothing good lasts forever, and Gabriel Hunter was no exception.
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Brilliant! I absolutely adored Gabe and Cady's story.
Hot rock god falls for shy librarian.
I loved it, Cady's father was also a rock legend before he died, the backstory of Cady is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Cady is a young woman who has had more than enough tragedy in her life with no family left following the death of her father she is put into the care of her creepy step-brother. Cady remembers Gabriel from when she lived at home with her father and in an attempt to flee her step-brother he is the first person who comes into her mind when she thinks of a home and safety, she feels a connection to him somehow due to her father once being his mentor and so she moves to the same city.
Cady and Gabes story is one of fate. Gabe is absolutely swoon-worthy with Cady, he falls hard and its definitely love at first sight for him. Gabe knows she is nothing like the groupies he has used for years and treats her with respect and with care * swoons again
Of course, there is added drama and angst and the author did a brilliant job of balancing the whole thing out as well as the occasional scorching hot scenes. I cannot wait for the next book, I could not turn the pages fast enough.
A definite recommended Rock star romance read. Told in first person dual pov and leads to an abrupt hea but I am hoping to see more of these two in the next book. Gabrielle can be read as a standalone but is the 2nd book in a series, there are no spoilers to the previous book.
How long would you wait for love?
Max Kaufman was kicked out of his home as a teen and his life has been an uphill battle ever since. From addiction and living on the streets, to recovery and putting himself through nursing school, he’s spent the last ten years rebuilding his shattered sense of self. Now he’s taken a job as a private caretaker to Edward Marsh III, the president and CEO of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Max soon learns Marsh’s multi-billion-dollar empire is a gold and diamond-encrusted web of secrets and lies.
The longer Max works and lives with the Marsh family, the tighter the secrets tangle around him. And his heart—that he’s worked so hard to protect—falls straight into the hands of the distant, cold, and beautiful son of a dynasty…
Silas Marsh is set to inherit the family fortune, but his father is determined his heir be the “perfect” son. Before Silas can take over the company and end its shady business practices, he must prove himself worthy…and deny his true nature.
Silas must choose: stand up to his father by being true to himself and his undeniable feelings for Max. Or pretend to be someone he is not in order to inherit everything. Even if it means sacrificing a chance at happiness and real love.
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SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, a beautiful and bitter-sweet love story
I was attracted by the cover at first, I have read Emma Scott before and love her work and well, I just dove in. Did I know it was MM? did I read the blur properly? NO, and just so you know it isn't my usual genre to read either but I was so moved and so glad I read it.
Silas and Max first meet at an AA meeting and although Silas is sat at the back listening to Max's story of how he ended up an addict, how he was thrown out of his own by his own father for being gay, Silas leaves before anyone can talk to him or introduce themselves to him, hes the dark visiting stranger at the back of the room but even then Max felt drawn to him.
They meet again formerly when Max who is a nurse starts work along with other teams of nurses for Silas's father who runs a multi billion pharmaceutical company.
Silas's Back story and the relationship with his homophobic father is heartbreaking, they both have similar history with their parents and its no surprise that they have an instant connection and a bond like no other.
There is so much content in this book and it truly is a moving story, a story of addiction, heartache, forgiveness, healing, finding real love and I loved the other characters, Silas's brother with Asperger's, Silas's pretend fiance and Max's best friend.
Max and Silas were both victims for being just who they were meant to be and it was a heartbreaking yet beautiful journey to discovery for both of these inspirational characters.
The first time I heard his cheesy pick-up line, he made me laugh. The next night, I fell madly in love. Then he shattered my world without speaking a word, leaving me with an empty heart and a hollow soul.
Still, I tried to fix what was broken, only to be humiliated beyond repair. I couldn’t believe the same man who promised me heaven so ruthlessly put me through hell with lips that once worshipped me.
I thought that was the end of us, but then a life-altering discovery threatened more than just me, and the least likely man to stand at my side was the one who refused to leave it.
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SECOND CHANCE ROCK-STAR ROMANCE
Justifying Jamie is my first book by new to me Author Anna Brooks.
A few times during this book I felt I was missing something especially when there was references to other characters which after a bit of digging I discovered Liam who is Jamie's brother and his sister in law are in a previous book by this author but with this being the start of a new series I was left a little confused so I discovered their story is in PROVE ME RIGHT, which is the series IT'S KIND OF PERSONAL #3 so obviously this is a crossover series which is not mentioned in the blurb. It did leave me curious as to what had happened in their story though and I probably will also read that but I don't like going backwards hence starting what I thought was a new series.
This is Jamie and Mercy who meet one night in a bar, they have a one night stand together and the chemistry is off the charts. Mercy has to leave is a hurry following an incident with her mother and through a misunderstanding and a mix up with phone numbers they don't see each other again for three years all the while each of them never forgetting the other.
Jamie is a Rock-star touring, having the high life and plenty of groupies where Mercy is a nurse and under pressure to settle down by her pushy mother.
It was an interesting story, I got annoyed with the characters, frustrated with their actions so there was angst and some drama's but it does eventually lead to a hea.
In summary I would definitely read more in this series and maybe start by reading some of the books previously released too, I did find the authors writing easy to follow and found it also had just the right amount of drama and hotness to keep you turning the pages.
I’m not settled. Something is off that I can’t pinpoint. My mom’s health is declining and I’m the worst son imaginable. Life has kicked me more times than I care to admit. Then I met her. She was a smart mouth that sparked my interest. I made it my mission to know more about her. Until she left me.
I was running from everything that happened to me. I wanted a new life. I thought I found it. Keeping my ex at bay was easy with enough money. He left me alone and that worked for me. Until he didn’t. I got myself mixed up with a man that I shouldn’t have. Neo was different and for a minute I thought I could fall for someone like him. Then I learned who he was. And everything changed.
I haven't read all the books in this series but I found myself wanting to know more about the other characters so I may just delve into those books too.
I liked it, I loved the sass in Leesa, she was a woman with backbone and I really enjoyed how Leesa and Neo first met, like a chance meeting, Leesa was pouring rubbish in the dumpster of the club were she worked and Neo was leaving the MC club next door, Lisa gives him grief for stalking her when Neo is only trying to help. It had humour and brought lightness to the read.
As the story progressed I enjoyed it until I didn't and lost respect for Leesa.
When Leesa's past catches up with her putting Neo's elderly mother with Alzheimer's in danger she goes on the run disappearing leaving Neo behind. What I didn't like was Leesa starting work in a sex club having sex with other men and Neo quickly moving on from his heartbreak with club girls, this is after a previous declaration of love? and I just couldn't get me head around it. Take this part of the story out and I would have been content with it but I just ended up annoyed and unhappy with the characters and then didn't care if they found each other again or not but for sure they deserved each other.
You ready for Neo?
“You fucking piece of trash!” She sounds frustrated and it makes me chuckle a little. I pull my cigarette out and light one up as I head in the direction. The clubs are all closing down for the night so I assume she works at the one next to us. “Eww! Don’t fucking touch me!”
I round the corner into the alley and see the girl in question wrestling a garbage bag that’s bigger than she is. I can’t help but laugh. The sound must catch her by surprise because her and that trash bag both fall to the ground. I laugh harder when all I see are her feet sticking out from under the black monstrosity. Strolling over with my cigarette between my lips, I grab the bag and toss it into the dumpster before looking down at her. She looks up at me with narrowed eyes and little pieces of trash sticking to her skin. I hold my hand out and offer her help when she moves on her own. Shoving off the ground, she stands and glares up at me.
“You were just going to stand there and laugh, huh?” she asks crossing her arms over her chest. I retract my hand and pull the cigarette from between my lips, blowing smoke into the air.
“Why are you out here fightin’ a bag that’s bigger than you are?”
“Um, it’s my job?”
“Then you got a shitty boss,” I tell her before turning and walking back out of the alley. I can hear her shoes slapping against the pavement as she follows behind me.
“You should tell him that!” she hollers from behind me. I glance over my shoulder back at her.
“Tell who what?”
“My boss that he sucks. You should tell him that. He needs to know,” she adds with a slight smirk on her face.
I turn to fully face her now wondering what the hell she’s trying to do. I cock my head to the side and study her face. She has the prettiest green eyes that I’ve ever seen and long brown hair. She’s small for being an adult, if she’s even one.
“And why would I do that? ‘Cause you were out here fightin’ a bag?” She shrugs her shoulder and I shake my head turning to walk away.
“Chicken shit,” she says as I walk. I huff out a breath and turn around moving toward her quickly. In seconds I’ve got my hand wrapped around her wrist, dragging her toward the door. She squeals as I pull her in the back door and down the hallway.
“That was a joke, you know!”
I ignore her and continue down the hallway when a man steps out of an office. He looks from me to the girl I’m currently holding onto and back.
“What the hell is this?”
“You her boss?” I ask.
“I think he’s one of those mental hospital escapees I saw on the news,” the girl chimes in as she tries to pull her arm free from my grasp. I almost laugh again.
“What did she do?”
“What the hell? I didn’t do shit, Scot!” she squeals in return.
“Shut up, Leesa. I wasn’t asking you. What did she do?”
Erin M Trejo
Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way... the Raiders are back for one final play!
Mya Hernandez has scars.
The kind that run deep and leave marks.
Rixon is only supposed to be a temporary place to hide, but it's quickly becoming something more.
She's almost certain it has nothing to do with the blond-haired, blue-eyed football player who makes her laugh. Who makes her believe in fairy tales again.
Even if she knows her life is destined to be nothing more than a tragedy.
Asher Bennet has secrets.
Not the scandalous kind, but the ones that fester, slowly eating away at your soul.
In the face of it, he's Mr Popular, always down for a party and causing a little mayhem.
But on the inside, he just wants someone to see him. Really see him. Too bad the one girl who sees past his facade has already friend-zoned him.
It's probably for the best though.
She's everything he wants but can never have.
Until Mya's past and Asher's present collide in ways neither of them saw coming.
And suddenly the thing you need most is the very thing you’re supposed to hate.
Another brilliant addition to the series
I loved these characters. Asher was always a character I wanted to know more about, he was the easy going of the group, the joker, the sidekick, the negotiator, the listener but beneath the surface he is a young man with his own secret worries as we discover and I really enjoyed his story.
Mya is a girl from the hood who moved to Rixon to live with her aunt following a breakup with her childhood friend and boyfriend who was getting heavily involved in gangs. Mya moved away for her safety, for her sanity and most of all for a better future.
Mya Hernandez isn't like other girls in town, not only is she not the typical white girl and hasn't a clue about this football crazed town when she first arrived, she's a young woman with backbone, sass and she becomes friends with and is taken under the wings of Hailee and Felicity who all quickly become good friends.
When Hailee and Cameron, Jason and Felicity fall in love both Mya and Asher become the fifth wheels and have no choice but to spend time with one-another.
Asher comes from a family with money and despite the disapproval from his father he begins to fall hard for Mya and when Asher starts to chase Mya for more than just friendship there's a lot of push and pull, Mya feels she won't fit in Asher's world and its up-to Asher to convince her otherwise.
Just like previous books there is a perfect balance of drama, angst and twists and turns. THE HARDER YOU FALL can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend starting this series from the beginning and experiencing the dynamics of these characters friendships and also the awesome stories of how the other characters also fall in love.
The Harder You Fall was completely worth the wait, I love this authors ability to hook you from the very first pages. A definite recommended angsty series for any High school YA/crossover book lovers.
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I witnessed a murder and became his hostage.
Held captive beneath the deck of a shipping container…. I realise to save my life I need to become valuable.
My body is my only weapon.
His pleasure to my pain.
28 days is a long time to Play Along with his perverted demands.
He thinks I enjoy them.
It disgusts me that I secretly do.
I hate him.
I crave him.
But my mind is stronger than my body and this time he picked the wrong girl to mess with.
When the player becomes the played, escape will be my reality.
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INTENSE, GRIPPING, HOT!!
PLAY ALONG by T L Swan is full of angst, danger, twists and turns I was completely hooked, mesmerised and I loved the audio version of this book, the Narrators really brought the characters to life and made some of the scenes more intense.
Roshina has a sneaky suspicion that her best friend and her boyfriend of a few years are doing the dirty on her and when they both tell her they are away for the night, her boyfriend with work and her best friend with something else, she knows they are both sneaking away together for a night and she does what any suspicious woman would do, follows them to see her herself. Roshina discovers them both in a nightclub grinding on each other and after a confrontation rushes out back of the club and witnesses a murder.
Roshina is a witness, she is kidnapped, talk about going from one bad situation from another but this is only the beginning of Roshina's nightmare when she finds her self on a container ship full of randy hungry men and criminals.
It isn't nice reading about rape or attempted rape so the beginning of this book is a bit gruesome although Mac did come to her rescue and claim her for himself and to survive her time on the ship for weeks they had to play along and let the others believe they were together.
Mac is the men in charge of the ships cargo, he holds power on board but he has his own hidden agenda's for being there and in the process of his mission he becomes close to Rochelle, the woman he kidnapped to ultimately save. They both end up saving each other down the line and in the process find love
The plan was for Rochelle to leave as soon as they docked but things don't exactly go to plan in this book full of surprising twists and turns.
An unconventional love story, filled with suspense, thrills, and a roller coaster journey to a hea. Told in first person dual pov. I enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who likes something with a bit more on the edgy and on the dangerous side.