Review of Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde

Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: I had really high hopes for this new series, to see how one of the other MC’s were doing. And there has been a lot of set up for Puck’s story.

But sadly this book did not even come close to what I was hoping for in characters depth and plotline. It seemed very run of the mill for this series and it did not start off the series with a bang.

I was really quite disappointed with how Puck and Becca turned out to be. It was like they were zig zinging around the whole book and it was hard to follow their emotions. And what ever the heck they were doing in the book with each other.

I think this might be the last of the Silver Valley I will read, unless something changes….

448 pages. Paperback.

2 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…
This edition only: A new Silver Valley story

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley

Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1)  by Katie Ashley

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Review: I happened to pick this book up on accident, I meant to grab another book from a different author, but this happened to be under that author. I know, I know, I should have double checked to make sure it was the right book. My bad.

Although this book was not the one I was looking for, I did have some fun reading it. Even though it did get slow or very similar to other biker books I have read in the past. The characters and plot were nice enough and pulled me into the storyline.

Though I don’t think I will continue on with this series, just because there was nothing that really made me want to keep reading for more…..

336 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Contemporary. Drama.

Published by NAL Trade.

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Reaper’s Fall (Reapers MC #5) by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fall (Reapers MC #5)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: This book started out really good and got a bit better, even with the side characters hogging some of the lime light. But I saw as the book went on ( the middle), it got worse plot and character wise. I really did not like what I was seeing from the characters. It was almost as if they changed who they were completely. I was not liking it.

But by the end of the book, the characters or author seem to really pull the book around. And was able to end on a good note for them and the storyline as a whole.

384 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…

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.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Reaper’s Stand (Reapers MC #4) by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Stand (Reapers MC #4)  by Joanna Wylde

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Review: I think the thing that caught me up in this book right off the bat was the prologue, only about three pages. but man does it suck you right into the story and where it might go.

I was a little bit surprised at how much I liked these characters and plotline right away. Normally its really hard for me to like or relate to the characters in this series, but for some reason I keep coming back to the book. Maybe its just the out of my normal reading zone, that I like so much…

Anyway, there were a lot of times I just wanted to chuck this book out a window, mostly because of a side character begin the worst ever. And maybe because the two main characters Picnic and London drove me a bit crazy too.

All in all this was a strong fourth book in a series that makes you think of a job well done.

352 pages. Paperback.

3 out of 5 stars.

Adult Romance. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Deep, Dark & Dangerous (Vikings Underground #4) by Jaid Black

Deep, Dark & Dangerous (Vikings Underground #4)  by Jaid Black

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Review: Ok I was so disappointed by this book and another short story of the series that I have read so far. The first short story I read about this series was so good and sucked me in with the intrigue that it created. And so far this is the first actual book from the series that I have been able to find anywhere.

The overall plot idea for this series, I think is great. But so far I feel as if the author is not pushing it as far as she could and just bein overly simple and bland with it.

If she re-amped up the series going bigger and darker with it. It would be the greatest in the world, or just super good.

The characters and the slow boring plot were draining to read to me. I was just hoping the book would end soon or maybe get better. But sadly no, that was not the case. Although I do think if I can find the other books in this series I would get them and read them to see if they are all the same or if some do have that beautiful book goodness to them.

2 out of 5 stars.

265 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Fantasy. Paranormal. Contemporary. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group.

Summary: A star in a world of wealth and privilege….

Fed up with Hollywood backstabbing, famous movie actress Madalyn Simon decided to escape the spotlight. Her new back-to-basics existence in an Alaskan cabin did take getting used to, but at least she was in control of her own destiny — or so she thought. While snowmobiling on the frigid coast with her sister, the pair is taken hostage by a band of rough men who want them — for reasons beyond imagining.

A captive in a world of inescapable seductions….

They are neo-Vikings from a hidden underworld, in search of women Outsiders to breed for the New Sweden clan. Their sexy leader, Otar, wants only one woman: Madalyn. Overpowered by his masculine strength and unmasked desire, Madalyn must become Otar’s wife or face the marriage auction block. Now, in a world beyond dreams and as real as the hot flesh of her enticing warrior-husband, Madalyn discovers the power of an all-consuming passion — as the fires of revolution threaten all she has come to love….

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (Vikings Underground #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Goodreads Author), Jaid Black, Melanie George

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (Vikings Underground #2)  by Sherrilyn Kenyon , Jaid Black, Melanie George

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Review: I mostly just bought this book because it had a short story in it from Jaid Black’s Viking series. Now I know you are probably wondering about this weird Viking series I’m talking about. A long time ago I stumbled across a book just like this one that had 3-4 short stories in it from a couple of different authors. I ended up not at all liking the stories that I thought I would love and loving the two that I didn’t think I would. Jaid Black’s Viking one was one of them. Any who, she is a hard to get your hands on author but I found this book along with an actual book from the series a couple of days ago and dove right in.

Now I did not read the other two stories in this book because they just didn’t seem to my sort of thing. But I finally got to read more of this cool Viking story that has been on my mind for years now and I was so sad. It was not as good as I built it up in my head. I finished the story in an hour tops and had no real hope. The only thing I had wished for was that maybe the actual series was better and I just need to read it and it would be as good as I thought it would be. SO you guys will just have to wait for that review on that book coming up soon.

1 out of 5 stars.

288 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Fiction. Novella. Romance. Contemporary. Fantasy. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published by Gallery Books.

Summary: In this sexy erotica anthology, three hot authors reel you in with sizzling novellas about alpha heroes who will do anything to get the women they want — even kidnap them!

Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon presents “‘Captivated’ by You,” the second sexy story in her series featuring the Bureau of American Defense. Rhea Stevenson is a “BAD” agent who has just been handed her most challenging assignment. She must go undercover as a dominatrix to bring in a deadly terrorist. The only upside is that her fellow agent, “Ace” Krux, whom she has long desired, is her training partner. Almost immediately the roles of master and slave are wonderfully blurred and Rhea and Ace unleash a wealth of hidden desire.

From bestselling romance author Melanie George comes “Promise Me Forever,” the story of Savannah Harper, who has finally put her breakup with pro-football player Donovan Jerricho behind her. But when Tristan comes home to Mississippi on the eve of Savannah’s wedding, he still wants her. And when he carries her off and holds her hostage, Savannah’s surprised to find that the desire’s deliciously mutual….

From Jaid Black comes “Hunter’s Right,” the fantastical story of Corporal Ronda Tipton of the U.S. Army, whose chopper goes down in the Arctic Circle. The only survivor of the crash, Ronda happens upon a hidden civilization of Vikings — where she must face the bridal auction block. Only Nikolas Ericsson, the man who found Ronda, can save her by claiming her as his own according to sacred rights. But will she and this primitive brute give in to the sparks made when their worlds collide?

Sensual and playful, these three novellas will carry you away!

(Vikings Underground, #2; B.A.D Agency, #0.5)

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of If You Dare (MacCarrick Brothers #1) by Kresley Cole

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Review: I was so happy when I found this book at a Half Priced book store, I could not wait to start reading it. But it seems that not all of Kresley Cole’s books are to be good books. All of this was such a let down because I normally love her writing, no matter what it is she is writing about.

If You Dare, had a drawn out plot that got jumbled at a lot of turns in the story, therefore loosing my interest and focus. The characters were also lackluster and irritating.

Even though I love just about anything coming from Cole, I think I’ll hold off on reading anymore of this series and just stick to the ones I’m reading of hers now.

1 out of 5 stars.

349 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Historical. Fantasy. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fiction.

Published by Pocket Books.

Summary: Kresley Cole introduces a thrilling new romance trilogy featuring fierce Scottish brothers with dangerous lives, dark desires, and a deadly curse.

Can he exact revenge?

High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarrick wages war for General Reynaldo Pascal. When Court turns on the evil general, Pascal orders him killed, but Court narrowly escapes and exacts revenge by kidnapping Pascal’s exquisite Castilian fiancée.

Can she deny her passions?

Lady Annalía Tristán Llorente despises her towering, barbaric captor almost as much as she does Pascal. Her inexplicable attraction to the Highlander only fuels her fury. But nothing will stop her from returning to Pascal—for if she doesn’t wed him, she signs her brother’s death warrant, as well as her own.

Can there be love between them?

From the moment Court discovers that Anna’s prim façade masks a fiery, brave lass, his heart’s ensnared, and he dares to defy the curse that has shadowed his life—to walk with death or walk alone. But Pascal vows that he’ll hunt the two, never stopping until he’s destroyed them both.

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of The Master (The Game Maker #2) by Kresley Cole

The Master (The Game Maker #2)  by Kresley Cole

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Review: Wow, I really enjoyed The Master a lot more then I thought I would, and I liked it way better then the first book in the Game Maker series.

I think the main reason I liked and enjoyed this book was because it did not get to far into BDSM, than the first book did. And what it did have of BDSM in it, it started out slow and took you step by step ( and as a reader who does not / and is not super comfortable with this). I was able to enjoy and be comfortable while reading this book, without finding it too over whelming.

Catarina was a great character, she had depth, wit, mysterious backstory, and badass independence. Maksimilian was a lot of fun to read when he wasn’t being  a jerk or an ass ( which is a lot of the time) but he is able to make it endearing/ sexy. These two put together in a full plot with lots of interesting points here and there was awesome. It was also good to see the characters from the first book too!

5 out of 5 stars.

398 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Erotica. Contemporary. Humor.

Published by Pocket Books.

Summary:  Need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sultry new Game Maker novel.

Everyone fears the Master.
Rich, irresistible politician/Mafia boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his…complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint.

Except her.
Catarina Marin was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she’s hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to her, Cat almost walks out of the door.

If pleasure is a game, play to win.
After their mind-blowing encounter burns out of control, the lovers crave more. If they escape the deadly threats surrounding them, can Maksim overcome his past—to offer Cat his future? Only then will she tempt him with what he really wants: her, all tied up…with a bow.

-Summary by GoodReads.com

Review of Hope Flames (Hope #1) by Jaci Burton

Hope Flames (Hope #1)  by Jaci Burton

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Review: Just happened to pick up a couple of books by Jaci Burton, while at my local used book store. The cover and book summary looked good, so I thought I might give these books a chance.

Although I do like to read adult romance here and there sometimes, I’m not a huge fan of it ( I normally just like the paranormal ones more) I was okay with Hope Flames. I thought the plot and characters were stale and not really original. The best part of the book was the dogs in it. I really liked how the author talked about them with the detail and love in their eyes. Everything else was just kind of blah, blah,blah. I don’t think I will be keeping the books, but finding them a better home with my grandmother who loves adult romance like crazy.

1 out of 5 stars.

320 pages. Paperback.

Adult Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary. Fiction.

Published by Berkley.

Summary: Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.

That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life–his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever…hope

-Summary from GoodReads.com

Review of Dragon King: A Dark Kings Novella (Dark Kings #6.25) by Donna Grant

Dragon King: A Dark Kings Novella (Dark Kings #6.25)  by Donna Grant

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Review: I had a lot of fun reading this book by Donna Grant, because it has been so long since I last read anything from her. Grant is an amazing writer and all of her books just seem to flow so well. Even though I have not been reading her series in a while and am not caught up to the Dark Kings series, Dragon King was good all on its own. The best part was that I wasn’t lost at all as I was reading this book, just interested to know about the other characters and what their story was about.

Grace Clark and Arian were fun to read, even if their love for each other seemed a little fast for the plot. I think the only real problem I had with this book was Arian. He was very hot and cold and hot, hot , hot with Grace. Which I get is the thing in this series and because he is a dragon and all that. But I felt like he did not have a real personality and you don’t get into deep with his character.

Overall this book was great to read and I cant wait to get my hands on more of Donna Grants books to catch up in the series!

3 out of 5 stars.

E-book. Received from publishers for an honest review in return. Thank you!

Adult Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Fantasy. Paranormal.

Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated.

Summary: A Woman on a Mission

Grace Clark has always done things safe. She’s never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met.

A King with a Purpose

Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he’s about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he’s alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He’s ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She’s innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own…

-Summary from GoodReads.com