Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: Burning to Ride

Burning to Ride Burning to Ride by Michele de Winton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Burning to Ride contains two novellas: Burned by Lust and Burned by Blackmail. Both of these novellas seemed more like the slice of life extras that one would read after they know and care about the characters that are featured. As far as expectations of an MC book, they are both more MC adjacent. You get peek into the world but the novellas don't live there. The novellas live at Wilde's Hotel bar, which is just fine, but it's not the club's actual clubhouse or place of business. It's a place they go to in order to drink and have fun but there is 75% of the MC lifestyle missing for those of us used to reading MC books.

In Burned by Lust, we meet Hade and Lee. Lee is running from her past and ends up hooking up with Hade. They quickly fall for each other, but Hade's MC has this rule that the President can't have an old lady...and Hade is next in line. On one hand, I enjoyed the randomness of their relationship. Lee was this nomad that showed up and ended up never leaving. On the other hand, I never got the chance to really be invested in their relationship.

In Burned by Blackmail, I actually was able to be more invested in the relationship, but the premise was a little silly. Briony, the owner of Wilde's Hotel, is being pressured to sell her hotel. The developer, Cole, come into the bar and they end up having a steamy one night stand. Neither of them knows who the other is somehow. Briony takes the advice of the MC President and decides to blackmail him into marriage, as part of their one night stand gets caught on camera in the hotel garage. Moving past that premise, and I do love a marriage of convenience or other circumstances, and Briony and Cole grew on me.

If you are looking for an MC read, this isn't really it, but if you are looking for a couple of stories about some rough people who fall in love, these two novellas might be what you are looking for.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: Deacon by Kit Rocha


Kit Rocha has done it again with Deacon, the second book in the Gideon’s Riders series. This sexy, smart, and action packed read will have you flipping the pages in anticipation of all kinds.

Set in the dystopian landscape we know as the Sectors, Gideon’s Riders are the personal guard of the Rios family, the sacred family of Sector One. Deacon is the leader of the Riders, personally appointed by Gideon himself. While his past demons give him plenty of torture material, his present torture comes as the result of his attraction to fellow Rider, Ana. Meanwhile Ana is dealing with the pressure of being not only the sole female and a legacy Rider to boot, but the ramifications of acting on her attraction to her superior Deacon, which could ripple uncontrollably through her life.

When it looks like Deacon’s past is coming back to haunt him and the other Riders, he has some serious decisions to make. On top of all of this, Ana is working closer to Deacon than ever and their chemistry is boiling out of control.

This was so good. It was everything you come to expect from Kit Rocha: Steamy scenes, ridiculous action, the perfect amount of angst, and an HEA that the characters deserve. It’s always nice to get a glimpse into what’s happening in other storylines and other sectors; we get to see Six and Bren (yay!) and even get a little taste of the chemistry between the couple in the next book. Of course, I can’t wait.  I have said it before but I have to say it again: one of the many things I love about reading a Kit Rocha book is that their world is so diverse. The time is taken to have characters from all walks of life, all cultures, and quite often people who don’t look the same fall in love, just like in real life! Keep it up, and I will keep reading!

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Ana has trained most of her life to achieve one goal: to prove that anything men can do, she can do better. Now she’s Sector One’s first female Rider, and being the best is the only way to ensure she won’t be its last. Distractions aren’t allowed–especially not her painful attraction to the reserved but demanding leader whose stern, grumpy demeanor has already gotten into her head.
Deacon has spent the last twenty years trying to atone for his past, but the blood he spilled as a mercenary and assassin will never wash away entirely. If his Riders knew the extent of his sins, he’d lose their trust and respect. It’s easier to keep them all at arm’s length, especially Ana. But his newest recruit’s stubbornness is starting to crack his defenses.
And their sparring matches are driving him wild.
The passion sparking between them can’t be denied, but neither can the vengeance barreling toward Deacon. When his old squad comes back to punish him for his betrayal, Ana and the Riders are squarely in the line of fire. The only way to save his people may be to make the ultimate sacrifice.
But first, he has to convince Ana not to follow him straight into hell.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Protecting Their Mate: Part One

Protecting Their Mate: Part One Protecting Their Mate: Part One by Moira Rogers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ashley, our plus sized heroine, is locked in her parent's basement when she is rescued by the huge and hunky Blake. Ashley's family shunned their werewolf lifestyle to live among humans and Blake was sent to find her, and when he did their connection was a perfect mix of hot and sweet.

This is part one of a trilogy; a quick and dirty (literally and figuratively) read that promises so much more in the coming novellas. Very well written, as we have come to expect from Moira Rogers, and the story is great. I'm excited to finish the trilogy!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: Undeserving

Undeserving Undeserving by Madeline Sheehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This will be a spoiler free review.

I have been huge fan of the Undeniable series since the first book. Undeserving was beautifully written; full of all the love, heartbreak, joy, and and tragedy that we have come to expect from this series. Going back in time and seeing the younger versions of the patriarchs and matriarch we have come to know and love was mind blowing, and even getting to meet people we have only heard about was so well done.

Debbie and Preacher's story, like all the others in the series, are not tales of love going to easy way. Debbie was a runaway and ran right into Damon "Preacher" Fox literally, when he caught her trying to pick his pocket. Their connection was instant but wary, and as their story unfolds and careens to its conclusion I couldn't put the book down. In the gritty MC world portrayed in this series, every love match has a hard road to haul; each book reminds me why this is one of my most re-read series.

Also, I cannot WAIT for ZZ's book!!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Beyond Doubt

Beyond Doubt Beyond Doubt by Kit Rocha
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We all know I am a huge fan of the series, and this slice of life novella was just what the doctor ordered as I wait for Deacon to arrive in August (YAY!)

We check in on Six and Bren in Sector 3, post winning the war against the evil forces in Eden. Now, the cleanup is underway and as with all wars, the most vulnerable of the victims need assistance: the street children. Six and Bren both know what it's like to live the hard life on the streets and encounter a group of kids who may make them feel even more complete that they already do.

You can count on Kit Rocha to make room for sentimental moments, hot sexy time moments, and hints of what is to come in the O'Kane world. Another wonderful read!

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