Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: Making the Cut

Making the Cut
Making the Cut by Kim Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great entry in the Saving Dallas series. When the book opens we find out a little more history of the Devil's Renegades and get some questions answered, but they lead to more mystery. Dallas is recovering from Frankie's attack,and is terrified of her own shadow for a while. Soon, many secrets are uncovered, and it is a non-stop action fest. Of course, in between the action, there are plenty of sexy times. Luke and Dallas never have a problem getting it on, and Dallas loves her man with a heavy hand.

I can't wait to read the third installment when it is released. I love this MC and while I go from wanting to hug or slap both Luke and Dallas, it's because I kinda love them.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Rundown: Scandal

Scandal returned tonight! A fantastic episode to get us ready for the rest of the season. Woohoo! Thoughts:
1. Sally Langston ain't shit. She was much more fun in Big Trouble in Little China.

2. Leo Bergen is deliciously evil. Every smile, every frown is pure malice and genius. Eat your heart out Cyrus, you are getting old!

3. Finally found out who Adnan is. I'm not sure, but I think Harrison is afraid of her vagina? She's awfully prettyful!

4. Fitz started out on 10, clowning everyone, including Liv. Annnnnd he basically didn't stop the whole episode. Buuut he didn't keep his hands to himself, either.

5. Rowan put all y'all mofos on notice: He is coming, and hell is coming with him.

6. Mellie to Liv: Get your own man, at least in public.

 Liv to the Grants: Have y'all met Jake?

7. Quinn still ain't shit. Remember how this felt Quinn?

Stop playing with Charlie. Idiot.

8. Hell hath no fury, Cyrus. James and David are wearing the white hats and they are gunning for you! Although, James may want to up his firewalls.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review: Saving Dallas

Saving Dallas
Saving Dallas by Kim Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is part of the Ride or Die Kind of Love Anthology.

I had just purchased this book before the anthology came out, but I decided to wait and read it along with all of the other biker themed novels. What a treat this was to read!

Dallas is real estate mogul at the age of 26. She is hard as brass tacks, and takes no mess from anyone. One night, she decides to prowl a local bar after being single for too long, and winds up getting saved by Luke Carmichael, President of the Devil's Renegades MC. He is incredibly sweet, but be also has that hard edge or dominance that Dallas craves. Their attraction is instant and burns hot, and they are sexy.

They both have baggage-despite being a shark in the business world, Dallas has insecurities about love and relationships, and Luke comes with a whole new family by way of his MC. This is the first in a trilogy, and while the ending isn't a throw-your-kindle-across-the-room cliffhanger, it definitely leaves you panting for more.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: Craving Redemption

Craving Redemption
Craving Redemption by Nicole Jacquelyn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nicole Jacquelyn has a new fangirl and has solidified herself in my auto-buy column. I enjoyed this book immensely. The journeys the characters when through were true trials, and through everything the overwhelming theme of love and sacrifice was so strong.

Callie snuck out to party with a friend of hers one night, and that night changed the course of her life forever. Wrong place, wrong time, and in the end, she became dependent on Asa (Grease from the Aces MC) for her very survival. For Asa, it was a lightning strike of love at first sight. He was taken with the young Callie, took her under his wing, and they started a long distance relationship that spanned tragedies and triumphs for years.

I have a serious book hangover! I love the world that NJ has created and I can't wait to read more-and even more impressive is that this is only her second book. Bravo!

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Review: Craving Constellations

Craving Constellations
Craving Constellations by Nicole Jacquelyn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is from the RIde or Die Kind of Love Anthology. 4.5 Stars.
Brenna grew up in the Aces MC life. Her father was the VP, and she had a clubhouse full of surrogate brothers, uncles, and even a mother in the President's old lady, Vera. However, Brenna wanted something different than the MC life, and went away to college. On a visit back to the clubhouse, she meets Dragon, who doesn't know who she is, and their attraction is instant. She spends the night with him, and in the morning she goes back to her new world. Five years later, she come back to the Aces MC, escaping an abusive politically connected husband and carrying in tow with her a 4 year old daughter the splitting image of her one night stand, Dragon.

The ramifications of Brenna's running away and returning reverberate through the whole novel. What a heartfelt, sexy, and awesome read. The chemistry between Dragon and Brenna is ridiculous, and you feel the pain they both suffer as they deal with their decisions. Despite the fact that they had a one night stand, they shared more in that night than most people do in three months of dating. Some parts were intense, some surprising. Great read.

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Review: Deadly Seduction

Deadly Seduction
Deadly Seduction by Selene Chardou

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is from the Ride or Die Kind of Love Anthology. 2.5 stars.
There was a good story in here, but unfortunately it read like a first draft or free-writing as opposed to a complete and polished novel. The characters had plenty of flaws, which made them interesting, but also made them unlikable. Cillian commits the biggest romance faux paux, for example, and for no good reason, it seemed. Gisela a defense lawyer who grew up in the crime underworld and knew about the MC life, but for some reason kept forgetting the way things worked in that world. Some things seemed so unlikely, and read false, however, there were some things that stood out positively.

I really liked the multicultural world here. Sometimes the exposition of everyone's background got to be tedious, and confusing, but I appreciated that it was there. Cillian and Gisela had a hell of a beginning-their story as teens was very compelling and heartbreaking. Interesting read.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Review: One Ride

One Ride
One Ride by Chelsea Camaron

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is part of the Ride or Die Kind of Love Anthology.
3.5 stars
Doll is the princess of the Hellions MC. Having lost her mother at a young age, she was raised in the MC with her father (who started the club) and it's all she knows. When new business partner threatens her specifically and all the women in in the club in general, her father, Roundman, sends her on a cross country ride with a trusted Hellions charter President, Tripp. Tripp knows that Doll is off limits, having her on the back of his bike for miles on end and sharing rooms is taking its toll. Although they are accompanied by his cousin Rex and her best friend Sass, Tripp and Doll can't resist each other and they give in to temptation. Now, they just have to figure out what happens when they go back home, if anything, since Tripp lives 5 hours away from Doll. Do they break it off and chalk it up to having a hot fling, or can they walk away from each other?

This was a good story, and I'm interested in what else happens in this world. There were some minor editing issues, but overall I enjoyed it.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Review: Up From the Grave

Up From the Grave
Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The final entry in one of my favorite series definitely ended with a bang. Cat and Bones have been through it all and then some, and in their final adventure, they find more death, mayhem, and trouble than ever.

Jason Madigan has been a very evil genius indeed, and his almost feral appreciation for Cat becomes clear when it is revealed what he has been up to. However, Cat and Bones had to truly dig for the information-Don, still a ghost, has not been forthcoming in what he knows about Madigan. That does not bode well at all, and sends the pair to New Orleans to see the great Majestic aka Marie Leveau. Meanwhile, Cat's old team members are missing, and Madigan isn't spilling their whereabouts. It's just pandemonium! The readers are treated to some astounding action, revealed secrets, and some of the hot romance that we love between Cat and Bones.

I treated myself to a re-read of the whole series in anticipation of reading this book, and it made me realize how much I love Ian. He can be truly annoying, but like some annoying people, they grow on you. I'd love to see him get an HEA, even if it's in a little novella. I'd also love to see Tate get some romantic resolution. However, Cat and Bones have truly earned their respite, and I bid them a fond, bittersweet adeiu.

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