Friday, December 26, 2014
ARC Review: Tempest by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock
In this new installment of Mac & Cheese Mac and Henry as well as Henry's sister Viola are on the run, Hiding out at Mac's parent's house. A crooked lady in the FBI is hunting Mac down ruthlessly. Henry is busy looking for Remy who may have some information that may help Mac clear his name. Meanwhile there's an evil mastermind that Mac never expected, behind it all and out for revenge.
I think this was the most exiting book yet in this series full of evil crazy ladies, Gunfights and a Con artist and flappy armed FBI agent trying to make it work. I love Mac and Henry they're just so cute and I've loved seeing them break down the barriers between them.
Obviously I've been enjoying this series greatly and I want more.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Hunter Easton is the one behind the magic of Wolf's Landing, he's the one who wrote the books! Now with his agent and fans riding him hard to finish the next book he can't, cursed with major writer's block he can't seem to make anything work. And then his online friend sends him a copy of his Wolf's Landing Fanfic and hallelujah he's saved! The fanfic is better than anything he could have come up with and he simply must make it part of the series.
Kevin is excited when his friend loves his fic and wants to meet up and talk about it then he's shocked to discover that Wolf Hunter is actually the Hunter Easton and to put the cherry on top of the mind numbing shock cake Hunter wants to make Kevin his co-writer and his lil' ole Fanfic into book Eight of the Wolf's Landing Series! Crazy day for Kevin.
Hunter's always been a solitary man but oddly enough having Kevin encroaching in his space doesn't even bother him in fact it feels right. Their Friendship and Chemistry translate well into real life and between working on the series they're working on other stuff in between the sheets ;) Alas sudden fame and fortune may be too much for Kevin to handle, add into that a new relationship and things may be over before they really begin.
There is a really big age gap between the two which really isn't my thing but they make it work. I enjoyed the book well enough but it's not really all that memorable not in comparison to the other books in this series, I guess it just focused too much on the whole writing process than any actual story and other than Kevin having trouble with the sudden changes in his life and Hunter's Writer's block there isn't all that much going on to catch my attention. Really I just want to go back to reading about the actors and their rich and complicated lives not that Hunter's not rich and complicated but yea, actors.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Nash is a Mechanic helping care for his wheelchair bound sister while his brother is in college and his father invents wacky things. He has no room in his life for a lover but fate has different ideas when stopping to help a stranger at the side of a road leads to sexy times and a new friend
Spencer is an actor in town for the Wolf's Landing filming. he's rich and famous and going through a rough divorce where his husband left him for a woman pregnant with his child, oh the scandal. So he's not really sure if he's ready to start anything with anyone but he just can't seem to resist this sexy biker.
Maybe if Nash sees that his family really doesn't need him as much as he seems to need them and start living for himself and Spencer realizes that his old relationship was never as real as this one is they can finally have the kind of love they both deserve.
I've been loving this series so far and this one was no exception, of course Z.A. Maxfield is a favorite author of mine so I already knew I'd like it going in. Hell on wheels is a great addition to the Bluewater Bay series I stayed up 'till 4 reading it and if I was a zombie the next day so what.
Also I have a very strong desire to watch Wolf's Landing so someone should get on that.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Cowboys! That's all the incentive I need. this is the third book in the cowboys series.
Lucho is a sexy Mexican cowboy on the J-Bar Ranch and he's got serious beef with the new hand Tripp who's indirectly responsible for the death of his grandfather but it's hard to hate someone who's just so nice.
Tripp has been under his father's finger all his life and even after going to war and his father to jail still he can't get out from under his influence. He's come home to help his mother who's already lost one son and who's husband is in jail. His mother helps get him a job at the J-Bar Ranch which is run by the gay couple Malloy and Crispin (from the first book) they take him in happily and soon everyone loves him everyone other than Lucho that is.
Just by being his wonderful non evil self helping Lucho who's got a crushed foot via a frightened rescue horse Tripp eventually wears Lucho down and they finally give into that strong attraction that's been zinging between them from the beginning.
I love me some Latino boys in my books so I really love Lucho and Tripp's a good boy given a bad hand in life but he makes it work. Not all that much sex in this book but hey sexy cowboys :D I just love Z.A Maxfield's writing I've loved everything I've read by her and I plan on reading many more.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Daniel is a lonely mage with powers over glass he has had no real human contact since he was a kid for whenever he touches someone that person is unintentionally treated to glass embedded skin. So naturally when he meets someone who's unaffected by his magic he's curious but then curiosity turns to obsession where-then he ends up unintentionally intentionally kidnapping Eren who apart from being immune to magic is a rather ordinary guy with a girlfriend and and wheelchair bound mother he takes care of.
I found the world this is placed in fascinating but the development of the love between the two MCs just didn't quite cut it for me it was kinda, well, Stockholm syndromeish and the ending was rather abrupt though it had potential to be really something I only give it three stars. Still I enjoyed it well enough and found the whole magic thing interesting I should read more Paranormal.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Being True is about a kid, Tru, who's an outsider never fitting in and believing all the horrible things people say about him. Thinking himself ugly and not worth anything he is more surprised than anyone when the most popular kid in school takes a liking to him. Javi is the star Baseball player and most loved kid in the school even the teachers love him and even though he's happy he's not happy and it isn't until he meets Tru that he starts to figure out what it is he needed.
There's so much I loved about this book first of all the best gal pal shares my name and I just love that :D also Javi is Mexican and I just love to see some diversity in books and hey being that I myself am Mexican bonus! I also grew up in a poor "barrio" like the one Tru and Javi live in so yea I loved seeing all the Mexican culture thrown in.
I just love to read a nice feel good YA book here and there and this is one I really really liked.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
This is a really cute little Christmas story about an elf who's watched over and loved a man from afar for fifteen years until he couldn't resist anymore and decided to hell with the north pole it was time to follow his heart to the lonely man with the dogs. Not too much angst and a happy ending just how I like 'em.
I just love all the feel good stories that come out during the holiday season :D
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Whooo! After I finished Aftermath which was Amaaaazing! I was really dying to read this and the moment it came out you know I was right on it! SO worth the wait. Outcome is fabulous!
Da Blurb:Chase not quite over his abduction and escape three years ago still has nightmares and unanswered questions though things do seem brighter now, owning his own bar and with Austin and Cam, the main characters from the first book Aftermath, back in his life as great friends, definitely brighter. And then one day a guy in his underwear ends up at his bar, a man that he's shocked to realize he knows. Remy Stahl, the guy his abductor made him be in his sick little fantasy.
Remy has spiraled out of control, drugs, booze and random hookups are destroying him and his worried friends decide to do something about it, Chaining him to the bed to sober up and trying to make him see the light. Remy escapes to the nearest bar but without money he ends up just sitting in the corner....mostly naked. And then he's being kicked out by the last man he wants to see.
Then there's anger, regret, healing and a lil loooving :D
Characters with major drama? Yes please I wonder if there will be more to this series and if so who will it feature? Hmmmmm.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Just as funny and exciting as the first.
Henry's on a crazy mission to find out what's going on at a care facility, a crazy mission that includes lies and a wig. Mac is reluctant to help out since there is no actual hard evidence that there's anything fishy going on but Henry's adamant about the evil of the place. To make things worse Mac's under investigation for some false accusation filed on him and OPR is all over him. not to mention that during all this crazy he's actually supposed to be on medical leave.
I love the two characters, Mac the FBI agent on a diet that aggrieves him to no end and Henry the con artist who on the outside seems like a selfish crook but is actually completely selfless and will do anything for the ones he loves.
This book was so much fun with some cross dressing thrown in :D I'm seriously loving this series and can't wait to read more since it went and ended at a dun dun dun moment.
Mac and Cheese go great together!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
This really made me laugh, a lot, and I love to laugh so big plus there. Also one of the main characters is law enforcement and everyone knows that's my thing ;) and there's a little hate to not so hate thing going on and I really like that too. And Okay. Seriously. 5 Stars Love this!
The Two Gentlemen of Altona is about "Mac" an FBI agent trying to get a slippery chameleon of a con artist to testify about the shooting he witnessed and when said slippery chameleon slips right under his nose injuring his rep things becomes personal. Once Mac finally has Henry he has to keep him safe from the hit men after him and the possible snake in his own garden and perhaps hardest of all he somehow has to resist not killing him himself for his absolutely annoying never stopping mouth. All this while he's on a coffee and carbs detox.
Cute and funny with exciting gun shooting and mystery thrown in this book is a delight :D
Friday, September 26, 2014
Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.
Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.
As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan...especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers.
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
That cover *sigh* makes me wanna lick it :P
Thanks for the ARC
Mitch is the guy who helped out Colt after his little accident that wasn't an accident, ya know the sexy US Marshal. This is his very sexy covered book.
Mitch Knox has been working hard on this case, the case that hurt his friend and killed several other fairly high profile gay men, by himself, since no one else believes in or wants to invest in it, not until a senator's son is targeted then all of a sudden it's top priority and he's partnered up with a tight assed FBI agent to track down whoever's behind the attacks.
And then everything comes to a halt the moment he spots the most beautiful cowboy sitting at a bar.
Cody Turner is a Texas State Trooper working his way up to Texas Ranger(yum) while at a nightclub being a little wallflower a most sexy tattooed man comes up to him. Lust burns between them on the dance floor but both his shyness and the shock of discovering who his dance partner is holds Cody back. Before they can really get anything going Mitch is called away on business. Cody believing he'll probably never hear from him again. He does.
Mitch can't stop thinking about that sexy state trooper even as the hunt for the killer escalates. Calling, texting and skyping is all fun and good but physical contact would be much preferred. It's a while before they get together again but those few days spent together starts something and watching his friends Colt and Jace really has him wishing for something more maybe this could be it.
I've loved everything I've read of Kindle's almost as much as I love the covers for said books I mean have you seen them?
Mmmmm I loved Full Disclosure and not just because I'm the biggest badge bunny. Great book full of action and sexy sex, well there was one sex scene that I didn't like all that much but that's due to my own personal issue. That ending was super sweet :) There was also and omg part there at the end that has me totally looking forward to the next book.
And check out this awesome video!
Honestly I just dove into this without even reading what it's about just 'cause I've love Renae Kaye. Holding up to my expectations this book was fantastic.
Hank is a sheep farmer, an amazing Shearing Gun(Top Notch Sheep Shearer) he's been in the closet ever since his own father kicked him out for being gay he has a strict rule about getting dirty with anyone local but that rule is shattered when he meets the sexy new doctor in town.
To annoy his mother, Elliot, the aforementioned sexy doctor achieved success by himself and moved far away from her to a rural little town with a funny name and after a few months a most hunky cowboy with a broken collarbone walks in.
Some suppressed sexual tension later and we have sexy man action! :D
Did I mention I love the name Elliot in fact it's my favorite guy name, probably what I'll name my first son... The Elliot in this book was really cool I mean a cute doctor who's totally about helping others I just love the good guy :) Hank is great too sure I don't think he should have hidden his sexuality for so long he has a great reputation so it's not like nobody would hire him anymore or anything but still everything works out okay in the end all happy happy just like I like it.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Da Blurb - Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
Releases October 28th
What's with the adorable pink dragon you ask? Well that's my entry to Kagawa's little dragon drawing contest she's got going on check it out.
Friday, September 12, 2014
I got this in exchange for my honest thoughts. :)
Imagine a world where you have to wear a long skirt no matter the weather, you're expected to marry and have a bazillion kids you can have no car, can't have indoor plumbing or electricity to warm your home no internet no *gasp* porn well that is the Amish way, Faith in God is all you need.
A Forbidden Rumspringa is about two Amish boys falling in love awww I know but it's not quite hearts and flowers see they are as aforementioned Amish and two men together is most definitely a no no.
Isaac is 18 and already being pestered to join the church and find a nice girl to marry but Isaac doesn't want a wife he doesn't know what he wants and it isn't until he's made the carpenters apprentice that he figures out what it is he really needs.
David Lantz is the man of the house taking care of his Mother and two sisters. After the death of his father he's all they have. He takes in Isaac as his apprentice and oh they work with wood alright ;) not being able to ignore the extreme attraction they have for each other they start their secret love affair and while coming to terms with who they are they both realize that if they ever want to be happy they'll have to leave but David just can't leave his family and Isaac doesn't want to put his family through the pain of losing another son to the outside world.
How can two Amish boys possibly make it work in such a strict world?
I really really loved this book it's a great coming of age read not to mention it's really hot I just love good and proper boys going all bad and dirty! And I see that there's gonna be more and I'm so excited! I can't wait to read more about Isaac and David!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Brendan is a happy little High School Senior with friends and a big ole secret, He's gay. Just coming to terms with it himself he hasn't told any of his friends also, he has a huge crush on one of his friend's boyfriend, Mark. Mark is cool funny and they get along great and every time they talk it seems like Mark is flirting with him. Does he feel the same about him? or is he just the unconsciously flirt with everyone kind of guy? Turns out feelings are reciprocated and they start dating on the DL but keeping secrets from everyone you care about is hard maybe too hard for their fledgling romance to survive.
I didn't really connect with this book mostly 'cause of the writing style it just felt so vague and not well written. The story had potential, I love High School students coming to terms with their sexuality and exploring new feelings but this story just didn't deliver.
Friday, September 5, 2014
First of all that cover is freakin' adorable :)
Imaginary is a cute lil book about two lonely boys finding each other. Aaron is an unloved little foster kid with no friends and then one day he meets James an even lonelier little five year old, lonelier because Aaron is the only one who can see him despite this they become the best of friends. Because he fears other people's reactions he hides the fact that he still talks to his 'imaginary' friend, James even as he grows up. Though he makes 'real' friends James is always Aaron's best friend through new discoveries and new feelings. It's kinda sad to see two little boys so sad Aaron not being loved by his foster parents and poor James having only one person that sees him and that person not believing he actually exists at least James knows he's real. This book reminded me of The Ghost on My Couch another favorite of mine in how it ended. A cute book that I would definitely recommend.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wow! What a read I feakin' blazed through this I love this series seriously awesome!
Is this the last book? I think so *sigh*. This is Michael's book at last the first short was about Michael and honestly I've been impatiently waiting for more of him ever since. I love Michael he's amazing taking care of his brothers all by himself ever since losing his parents years ago. Things sure aren't easy for him there are guides gunning for him and his family and he tries so hard to keep his brothers safe, taking the brunt of everything on his shoulders. When their home comes under attack they're forced to leave and Michael is forced to separate from them. Now on his own he has to figure out what to do next well next after killing this guide who keeps trying to blow him up at every turn. At least he has Hanna
Hanna now Hanna I like, she's a strong woman a freakin' firefighter for goodness sakes! She's working with a hard situation after getting pregnant at seventeen she now has a five year old son to take care of. She's tired of the men around her trying to control her and she's worried about Michael and why won't he tell her what's going on?
No lies. There will be tears and maybe some throwing of Kindles this book is intense beginning to end amazing yes but heart-wrenching and nerve-wracking. Still worth it.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I was surprised when Maggie said she was gonna do this after she had been so adamantly against continuing the Wolves of Mercy Falls books. I'm crazy happy she did though, I love those books! I love Maggie's writing style she just makes you feel with her words it's beautiful really, only thing that makes them better is listening to them in audio, now that, I love which is why I went out and got this in audio! The narrators did a great job with Cole and Isabelle.
In this lovely companion novel to the Shiver books Cole has returned to Cali to search out Isabelle, ostensibly he's there to be in a TV show hosted by Baby North who's well known for destroying anyone who's ever on her show and with his drugged past he's perfect crash material for her show but Cole's worked hard to get away from his past and he's not about to go back no matter how insistently that past keeps knocking.
Isabelle has problems believing people can stay with how she lost her brother and now her parents marriage on the bend she's falling apart and just can't seem to grasp why Cole would possibly want her. Hiding everything behind her ice queen mask even she wonders if she's capable of feeling. Only Cole seems to understand her if only she'd stop pushing him away.
For a werewolf book there really is way too little shifting going on just Cole trying to escape his life for a few minutes mostly. Would have been nice to see him go wolf and savage the city, yea that would have been nice. Though Cole and Isabelle are cool I still prefer Sam and Grace from the original trilogy there just seems to be more love there or maybe it's just that they're better at expressing their feelings. I wonder If maybe Maggie is open to writing another one of Sam and Grace? *hint hint*
Saturday, August 16, 2014
I just blazed through this it was so good!
Levi hates Hollywood, he ran away to Washington to escape Hollywood and now here they are, invading his little town and hassling him to come back to acting and even though he swore he'd never go back they're dangling his dream role in front of him, the role he's been dreaming of since he first started acting. He doesn't know how to refuse and when he sees the lead actor he doesn't know if he should.
Carter has admired Levi forever, in fact, he's the reason Carter started acting in the first place and the one that made him realize that he was gay, yea, he may have a slight crush. When he finally meets Levi in person the whole don't meet your heroes thing doesn't stand up. Bonding over their mutual love of indie films the two become close friends but It's hard to stay just friends with them both lusting after each other and they can't be anything more because Levi is so deep in the closet he doesn't want anyone to know they even talk away from the camera and Carter will be no one's dirty secret.
I really loved this book Carter is great I love how brave he is to be out and openly gay in such a cutthroat industry. I'm upset with Levi, upset that it takes him so damn long to figure out how to live for himself instead hiding his self in order to keep others happy worst is that he's trying to keep happy the parents that disapprove of him and the industry who couldn't care less about him. Throughout the book I just wanted to throttle him and make him see the light, the glorious light outside of those closet doors. Seriously though, I'm definitely looking forward to more of this series. Thanks Netgalley for the ARC.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
A collection of not-so-chilling tales of love and laughter from three of the genre's masters of pulp.
In The Bone Orchard, by Abigail Roux, Pinkerton investigator Ezra Johns and US Marshal Ambrose Shaw have a lot to learn about life—and the afterlife—in their quest to bring a vicious murderer to justice. Fortunately, they've got all the time in the world to figure it out.
In City of Monsters, by Andrea Speed, an ex-investigator turned some-kind-of-shifter (he doesn't know, but with his luck, it's probably nothing cool) is hired to find a missing reverse tooth fairy in the hellish dimension of Dev. But even simple things aren't easy for a guy with more vices than virtues, and his situation gets even more complex when a hot newcomer to Dev with a taste for danger joins him on the case.
In Horny, by Anne Tenino, a group of supernatural law enforcers enlist the help of a human, Ryan Caulfield, to catch Zeus: the god voted Least Likely to Keep It in His Pants. But there's more to Ryan than even he knows, and the satyr searching for Zeus is tempting him with far more than simple justice.
About the Authors
Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year.
Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of Call of Duty throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.
Connect with Abi:
• Website: https://abigailroux.com
• Twitter: @abigailroux
• Facebook: https://facebook.com/Abigail-Roux
• Tumblr: https://abiroux.tumblr.com
• Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/AbigailRoux
Andrea Speed was born looking for trouble in some hot month without an R in it. While succeeding in finding Trouble, she has also been found by its twin brother, Clean Up, and is now on the run, wanted for the murder of a mop and a really cute, innocent bucket that was only one day away from retirement. (I was framed, I tell you - framed!)
In her spare time, she arms lemurs in preparation for the upcoming war against the Mole Men. Viva la revolution!
Connect with Andrea:
• Website: https://andreaspeed.com
• Facebook: https://facebook.com/andrea.speed.3
• Twitter: @aspeed
• Google+: https://plus.google.com/109420358312270961913/posts
• Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/andreaspeed
Raised on a steady media diet of Monty Python, classical music, and the visual arts, Anne Tenino rocked the mental health world when she was the first patient diagnosed with Compulsive Romantic Disorder. Since that day, with her trusty psychiatrist by her side, Anne has taken on conquering the M/M world through therapeutic writing. Finding out who those guys having sex in her head are and what to do with them has been extremely liberating.
Anne's husband finds it liberating as well, although in a somewhat different way. He has accepted her need for "research," and looks forward to the benefits said research affords him. He thinks it's kind of cool she manages to write, as well. Her two daughters are mildly confused by Anne's need to twist Ken dolls into odd positions. They were raised to be open-minded children, however, and other than occasionally stealing Ken1's strap-on, they let Mom do her thing without interference.
Anne’s thing is writing gay romance and erotica. Wondering what Anne does in her spare time? Mostly she lies on the couch, eats bonbons, and shirks housework.
Connect with Anne:
• Website: http://annetenino.com
• Blog: http://chicksanddicksrainbow.com
• Twitter: @AnneTenino
• Facebook: https://facebook.com//Anne-Tenino-Author
• Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/annetenino
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Jake is having money problems helping his mother with her debt and his three sisters whenever they need it he's at the point where he barely has money to feed himself. Desperate for a job he jumps at the offer to work for a cleaning services company. The agency sets him up with their toughest client, no maid ever lasts more than a couple weeks with him but Jake's desperate. He accepts.
Patrick Stanford was born blind abandoned as a baby and then adopted by a rich man who wanted someone to pass his fortune to he had a pretty privileged life despite the fact that he's blind. Understandably Patrick needs things to be in a specific order, overly anal he runs through maids like they're going out of style and then he gets Jake Manning. They butt heads at first but their irritation with each other can't beat out the raging lust between them and soon enough Jake's helping Patrick with more than just his house. Both have messed up visions of themselves Jake thinking he's not attractive enough or interesting enough for anyone to be interested in him and Patrick believing his blindness too great a deterrent to build a lasting relationship. Despite the views on themselves they both think the other is perfect as is and too good for them.
I really like Jake he's completely self sacrificing practically raising his three sisters on his own while his drug abusing mother was off in her own world and then when his family needs him again he gives up the life he was just beginning to make for himself to come and help them. Patrick is sweet and I love how even though he's blind he hasn't let that make him bitter with life though his manners could use some work, but don't worry, Jake's helping him with that.
I liked this book it was cute, funny and was also pretty hot. I absolutely love Kaye's book Loving Jay so when I saw she had written another book I jumped at it. I can't wait to read more from her.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
ARC Review: Country Crush by Shiloh Saddler
I was given this book for an honest review.
I love Country and Rodeo so that's what I really liked about this story. Blake is a Championship team roper which is this:
He would be the one on the right roping the head while his heeler, the second guy, ropes the back legs it's all really cool. Even more impressive is the fact that he does this even after an accident left his left leg paralyzed. He's been having a hard time adjusting to not having use of both legs and having to rely on crutches and a wheelchair it's also affected his relationships which is how he ends up on the website that matches him up with Will.
Will is a country singer, super famous and in the closet he turns to a one night stand finding website where he meets Blake and now after months of texts and calls he arranges for Blake to come and meet him IRL and because he never did tell Blake who he really is Blake sure is shocked when they come face to face for the first time. Their Chemistry is intense and what was meant to be a one night thing may end up being much more.
The story was too short in my opinion it would have been better if it were longer so there'd be more background knowledge on both their careers and how they came to this point in their lives.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
I'm just going to go ahead and agree with the reviews I'm seeing of this book and say that it's beautifully amazingly wonderful.
Tommy was dealt a difficult hand in life. Because of his deadbeat parents he's had to take care of his seven siblings since he was a kid, pretty much forfeiting his own life. Dropping out of school at fifteen in order to take care of his brothers and sisters he's had to do horrible things just to keep food on the table. Not one for trusting others or ever asking for help he at first resents rookie cop Bobby barging into their life but eventually he starts to open up and accept Bobby's love though it takes a tragedy to finally see it.
Have you ever fallen in love with a book character? Because I have. I've completely fallen for Bobby McAlister <3 I've never understood why girls love a bad boy I mean the world is full of douchebags but a genuinely kind man is a hard thing to come by. I just absolutely love Bobby and not just for the fact that's he's a cop though that's a big bonus but because he's just simply a great guy, he's nice to everyone, he just completely loves Tommy and the kids and he sticks around even when Tom goes on his little tirades about not needing anyone. Seriously I Love him!.
I blazed through this book in practically a single sitting and that is extremely rare for me with full length books with my ADD I almost always get distracted by another book and end up taking weeks to finally finish so that in itself really shows how much I liked this book.
Maybe This Time by A.M. Arthur
Donner's been living with his sister and her husband since he watched his partner get killed two years ago. Working as a bartender nights he meets Ezra, a well known man-slut who's flirting he doesn't take seriously.
Ezra is traumatized from his parents attempt to "fix" him of his homosexuality when he was younger and is therefore scared to give up control in any manner. Finding new bed mates each night to make up for the emptiness inside he sets his sights on the cute bartender.
Somehow a one night stand becomes what seems to be a (gasp) relationship. Ezra doesn't do relationships and Donner's too scared to give it another go can they somehow make it work?
This book's pretty good! I loved Ezra and Donner, Ezra I feel bad for. I hate that he went through what he did and didn't get the love he should have from his parents but he survives and finds the love he deserves with Donner who is an amazing guy. Donner feeds the poor voluntarily and is just full of love and acceptance. Seriously Donner is amazing I love him.
This is the sequel to no such thing and we do get a lil' guest appearances from Ale' and Jaime so, yay! And I hear talk of a third book so excitement there!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Road of No Return by K.A. Merikan
First of all I received this book for an honest review so thanks and here:
What to write, what to write? Okay. Wow this book was Intense not an easy read it's dark, gritty and full of angst. Not for the faint of heart this one. Stitch is a biker in an MC full of homophobic bikers. Which would be fine if he weren't so deep in the closet he was choking on Aslan's ass. On the day of his divorce while partying up his freedom in walks the most perfect tattooed stranger.
Zak is new in town he inherited a house when his aunt died and decided to move in and become the town's tattoo artist. Going into a biker bar he's all about spreading the word on his new business and ends up meeting a sexy biker. After a hot tattooing session the two start seeing each other in secret but how long can they keep their little secret secret?
I notice a lot of people don't like Stitch but I can't help but like him sure he's possessive and wild but he has his good sides. Though Stitch is a criminal I feel sorta bad for him having to hide who he really is to stay in a club he doesn't really love anymore and to keep seeing his daughter whom his ex wife makes difficult. Zak is really cool in how he supports Stitch no matter what. I love the two together they have such explosive chemistry and throughout the book I keep hoping they will work it out and be together.
A really great book which I shall start recommending to my cooler of friends.
ARC Review: Swan Prince by Erin Lark
I'm not usually one to read shifter books but this one was pretty cool. Swan Prince is about Oliver, a swan shifter who's shot down one night by a hunter and ends up stuck in his human form. One day Bastian finds an injured naked man in one of his horse stalls naturally he's confused as to how he arrived there in the middle of a blizzard, but he takes him in anyway patches up his wound and offers him a job. Oliver stays with Bastian for a while and helps him out with the horses while his shoulder heals but once it does what will he do leave the man he's falling in love with and go back to his responsibilities as prince to his flock or stay? An interesting read what with all the werewolf books out there these days I found this to be a refreshing change.