Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: The Colorado Mountain Series by Kristen Ashley

The Colorado Mountain Series takes place in a trinity of fictional Colorado towns situated close to each other, Gnaw Bone, Carnal and Chantelle. This series that will be seven novels follows the stories of seven connected men on their rocky road to second chances.

The Gamble

Love is the greatest gamble of all . . .

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.

Sweet Dreams

She's ready for the ride of her life . . .

Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba's. It's a nothing job in a nowhere joint . . . until Tatum Jackson walks in. Lauren has never seen a man with such good looks, muscles, and attitude. But when he insults her, Lauren doesn't want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he's also the bar's part owner and bartender.

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren-one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

Lady Luck

Is love in the cards?

Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she's in trouble-and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . . .

For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past?


There's nothing like the first time . . .

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods . . .

Chace doesn't think he's the good guy everyone believes him to be. He's made a lot of choices he regrets, including denying his feelings for Faye. Through his choices, he's come to believe the pretty librarian is too good for him, but after their time in the woods, Chace realizes that she may be his last chance for redemption. Soon, their long simmering desires grow to a burning passion. Yet always casting a shadow over their happiness is Chace's dark past . . .


An old flame rekindled . . .

Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.

Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.


When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .
~My Review~

I first read The Gamble in January of 2014.  I absolutely loved it, but for some reason never went on to read the other books of the series.  I loved The Gamble so much that I wouldn't be surprised if I read it at least three times since I first bought it.  It was a very long book, but I loved every bit of it.  Nina and Max both had sad pasts, but through Nina's stubbornness and Max's Alpha Male Mountain Man attitude, they were able to work through their pasts and they made the story extremely enjoyable.

At the time that I bought The Gamble, I was into reading series of books.  By Series, I mean book series that included the same characters through 3 or 4 books.  So when I saw that the rest of the series were about different people, I decided that The Gamble was enough for me.  Then, a few weeks back, I decided I needed new material to read.  The Gamble was the only book I had read by Kristen Ashley, and a few of her other books in this Colorado Mountain Series came up in a search result.  So I decided that I needed to read the rest of the series.  I'm also on a kick where I want to read every single book written by each author that I like, so I decided that Kristen Ashley was where I was starting (at least with this series).  It took me quite a while to read all 5 remaining books.  They're all really long books, with The Gamble, Sweet Dreams, Lady Luck, and Breathe all between 650-680 pages long, while Jagged and Kaleidoscope are shorter around 385-405 pages long (shorter, yes, but still long).

There is a ton of detail in all the books and the characters are extremely well developed.  You understand both characters really well, and while you learn things about each of the main characters as you go along, I really felt like I understood them all, and I was constantly rooting for them.  I loved that even though this was a series with different characters in each book, a lot of the characters carried over.  Nina and Max, Lauren and Tate, Lexie and Ty, Faye and Chase, Zara and Ham, and Emme and Jacob (Deck) all show up some way or another in each other's stories, and I love seeing how they are woven in.  The men were all so intense in different aspects.  They are all the epitome of Alpha Male, and I loved seeing how they reacted to different things the girls did, and how their jobs or backgrounds affected the story.  The girls were awesome.  Smart, sassy, sexy, and so lovable.  And because there was so much detail in all of the stories, and a lot of the secondary characters carried over from book to book, I felt like I knew them really well too.  So I also fell in love with Shambles and Sunny, Bubba, Krystal, Jonas, Dominic, Wood, and Jim Billy, and so many more.

If I had to look all of the books and rate them from my most favorite to my least favorite, I wouldn't be able to.  I loved all the books for different reasons.  I do have to say that out of all of them, Jagged was my least favorite.  It seemed to have a bit of a different theme than all the rest, which seemed to follow a similar path.  It was my least favorite - but I still really liked it!  Regardless of which book I liked better than another, all of the books had a great set of characters and great character development.  They all had conflict and resolution.  There is plenty of conflict going on in these books.  There isn't one straight problem that needs to be fixed, but actually a number of issues that all affect each other some way or another and it's always extremely interesting to see them all woven together.  

The stories themselves all have a common theme and seem to follow the same overall structure.  However, none of the characters have the same problem, and none of it feels like something you've read before.  There is steaminess and sexiness to die for in every book, and there were many times where I had to fan myself through some of the scenes!

One of the things I loved was how the title of the book always came up in the actual story.  Nina takes a Gamble with Max.  Lauren has trouble sleeping, Tate wants her to have Sweet Dreams, and he's able to finally help her sleep.  Lexie and Ty have been kicked so many times by Lady Luck, and are finally blessed with good fortune.  Chase always has to remind Faye to breathe, whether it's because she's happy or sad.  Ham's voice was always somehow Jagged to Zara's ears.  And Emme's gift of the Kaleidoscope to Deck is always present, and a huge portion of their relationship.  It makes each story so singular, that I loved trying to figure out how the title of the book was going to be incorporated into the actual story.

I'm so glad that I finally decided to read the rest of the books in this series.  They were really long and it took me a while to get through them all, but it was totally worth it.  I did read on Kristen Ashely's website that she's also planning eventual books for Wood and Deke, so I'm going to remain on the lookout for those books because I would love to read their stories as well.  

I'm also going to put Kristen Ashley on my list of "other books I need to read" and hopefully read her other series.  She is an amazing author and I loved all of her books so far!

The Colorado Mountain Series on Goodreads

The Gamble on Kindle
The Gamble on Nook

Sweet Dreams on Kindle
Sweet Dreams on Nook

Lady Luck on Kindle
Lady Luck on Nook

Breathe on Kindle
Breathe on Nook

Jagged on Kindle
Jagged on Nook

Kaleidoscope on Kindle
Kaleidoscope on Nook

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Melodies (The Bianca Grey Series #1) by Pamela Srey

Seventeen year old Bianca Grey had a not so usual teenage life. Adopted with an abusive foster mother and unpopular at Philadelphia High School, Bianca found peace with her artistic talents. Pete Carrara Jr., had a different life. He was popular in school, musically talented with good looks and brains. Pete had the ideal perfect life with the perfect family and friends. Love had never crossed his mind until one day when he ran into Bianca. That very day, he thought love to be very possible.

Bianca was guarded and had never let anyone get close to her. No one knew she was adopted, not even the school. The more Pete got to know her, the more he fell in love with her. Bianca was not so certain on how much Pete should know about her personal life but the more she learned about Pete, the more she cared for him. With him, her complicated life wasn't so complicated anymore.

Their young romance blossomed through the difficulty of a drama filled high school and a series of mysterious killings in the city. But just when Pete thought that things were perfect with Bianca, her past surface. Can their love overcome the scariest reality out there, the so called life?
~My Review~

I was contacted by Pamela Srey via Twitter to read and review this book. This was the first time an author had reached out to me to read their work, and I was excited to do it!
Overall, I'll start out by saying that I enjoyed the book.  I liked the qualities given to both Bianca and Pete, where Bianca is a loner, who chooses to be that way, doesn't yearn to be one of the cool kids, and focuses on her studies.  She comes from a broken home, and we learn more and more about her home life as the story progresses.  I really loved the focus on her art work.  Pete is a fun character, a popular kid who seems to have had the world handed to him.  He is very close with his family, and he has had an affluent upbringing, the very opposite of Bianca.  He's very into music, and I thought it was a fun quality for him to have.  Playing the piano myself, but never being able to make up my own music, I found myself really enjoying Pete's abilities.

There is an amazing underlying message throughout the book about love.  About being loved and loving others.  I really liked how unlike so many other books I've read, there was an insta-like, but not an insta-love.  This made the story more believable than many of the other books I've read in the past.  I liked that having never known what love is, Bianca is reluctant to throw the word at Pete, even though she recognizes that she really likes him.  

          "Do you love me?" he asked and she could see the tears in his eyes.  She started to cry too.  "We're too young to know what love is, Pete," she said.  "We haven't even bugin to experience life."
          "Do you love me?" he asked again.
          "I can't even figure out how to love myself, let alone love someone else."

This conversation was so profound for me.  It showed maturity in a young girl, totally the opposite of how other girls would be so quick to throw the word love around.  She also recognizes that she doesn't love herself, and having never been loved by anyone else before, how does she know that she loves Pete?  The message is so deep.

So while I did love the message brought across throughout the story, there were a few things that didn't work for me.  

While I understand that the characters were in high school, I'll admit that I sometimes felt like the characters were older.  When I was in high school, I didn't have a car and I had a curfew.  I was really surprised by the sleepovers and the amount of freedom that these kids had.  It gave the feeling of a lot more independence, and therefore maybe college instead of high school.  At the same time, while they acted older and were a bit more sexually active that I was in high school, I noticed that not once was a conversation held about condoms or birth control.  While the sex was mentioned and alluded to, there was no detail written in, as is consistent with young adult fiction, but I was still surprised for the lack of conversation.  

The book dealt with some controversial topics, including abuse & neglect, bullying, rape and murder.  I thought all the messages brought across were very important.  All these topics were brought in in multiple layers which added to the story.  However, some parts of the story were really slow.  I felt like too much time was given to describing mundane details, and not expanding on the actual story.  At the same time, there were some plot holes.  By the end of the book, even though there is a cliff hanger and you know there is a Book 2 (Which is coming out on April 1, by the way), there was conflict that happened within the book that was essentially resolved (the rape and murders, the abuse Bianca incurred by the hands of her mother, and Sandra's own abuse), but I still came away with a lot of questions.  And while the story had multiple layers to it, I felt like a couple of the layers were thrown in there for extra padding, but ended up just seemly like extra fluff.  Yes, they added to the story, and in some cases were key to helping the story, but if more detail had been given throughout, and the resolution had been a bit better, I think it could have sealed up some of those holes.

All in all, I enjoyed this read.  I liked the overall message of love, and I liked the characters and overall story.  I am looking forward to Book 2, because I want to know what happens with the characters and where their stories take them.  I also would like to learn what happens to some of the other characters that were involved in Melodies.

Book provided by Pamela Srey for an honest review.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Easy with You (With Me in Seattle #8.5) by Kristen Proby

Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible.

Steadfast. Strong.

She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year.

In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself.

With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul.

But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves? /span>
~My Review~

I have enjoyed every single Kristen Proby book I've ever read. That includes all of the books within the With Me in Seattle series, as well as the Love Under the Big Sky Series.  Since I follow Kristen Proby on a number of Social Media sites, I knew this book was coming out and I preordered it back in December when preorder initially became available.  I was excited to extend the With Me in Seattle series a little further.  This novella is actually a part of the 1001 Dark Nights Series.

This book is about Detective (now Lieutenant) Asher Smith.  We initially met Asher in Tied with Me, since he was Matt's partner.  He is a single father to Casey, who is his adorable 10-year old daughter.  On a trip to New Orleans to visit his brother, Asher meets Lila (Who is initially introduced in Easy Love from the Boudreaux Series, as she's Kate's Best friend), who is also visiting friends in the area.  Their one-night-stand is uncharacteristic for both of them, and they can't seem to get each other off their minds.  About a year later, they run into each other again, only to find that they now both live in New Orleans, and Asher is investigating a murder that has Lila as the main target.

I have to preface my review by saying that while I don't dislike novellas, they're also not my favorite. I often find that the length of a novella just isn't long enough to cover all the details that are needed and the story sometimes falls short.  While I really enjoyed Easy with You, I have to admit that I think this novella fits into that category:  It just wasn't long enough.  Things felt rushed.  The story started and then it ended.  And in order for everything to come together at the end (you can't end a novella on a cliff hanger!), things were very predictable.

The story was good.  It was fun.  In the very short amount of time that was spent giving background on the main characters, we were able to get a decent handle on who Asher and Lila were.  We learned a few things about Asher that we didn't know about from Tied with Me.  I haven't read Easy Love yet, so Lila was a new character for me.  We're introduced to both Asher and Lila in the prologue when they meet during their one night stand, and then Chapter 1 goes immediately into their meeting again almost a year later.

The main conflict of the story was the fact that girls were being murdered on campus, but Lila was the main target.  And there was resolution.  They found the murderer.  But at the end of the day, because of the nature of a Novella, everything just seemed to happen too quickly.  It was built up, and it was solved.  And while everything was resolved and the murderer was found and apprehended, we know that he ends up spending most of the rest of his life in jail, but I would have liked a few more details to close it out a bit better.  We know WHY he did it - but how did he get away with it all?  I needed more.

As usual, the writing was very good, which I've come to expect from Kristen Proby.  So there was no disappointment there.  And it was a very enjoyable read.  But I think what's holding me back from giving this a 5 star review is that it was just too short.  I really would have loved to get to know Asher a little bit better.  I loved spending time with Asher and Casey, with Lila and Casey, and with the three of them together, but it would have been better if we could have had a little more time together.

All in all a fun read, but I would have loved to have more of everything in order to fill out the gaps.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review: Kyland by Mia Sheridan

A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice.

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly--through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds--to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They're both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
~My Review~
I have fallen in love with Mia Sheridan.  I've only read two of her books so far, both from the Signs of Love Series, Archer's Voice and Kyland.  I plan to read the other books in her series because they go so deep into these topics that are so different than anything else I've ever read.  Her writing is amazing and the topics to which she explores in her books are outstanding.  Kyland explores the topic of poverty - the brutality of dire starvation and extremely poor people.  And while love is a huge liability to leaving the poverty behind, love might be just the thing to help find hope, and eventually that freedom that they have been searching for.

Tenleigh Falyn has grown up in the hills of Appalachia in a tiny trailer with her sister Marlo and their mama who is mentally ill.  They have next to nothing, scrimp and save for the meager life they try to live with.  Kyland Barrett lives near Tenleigh, fighting starvation and hoping to just make it long enough to graduate and get out of town.  Little do Tenleigh and Kyland know that they are both holding on to hope that they will be the recipient of the Tyton Coal Scholarship, which is awarded to one member of their high school for an all-expenses paid college education at the college of their choosing.  This scholarship is the ticket out of town, out of starvation.  It's the ticket to freedom.

Both Tenleigh and Kyland are amazing.  They both have such amazing qualities, not least of all love. They love each other fiercely, will do anything for each other and those that mean the most to them.   They are determined not to fall in love.  But sometimes love just can't be prevented.  As Tenleigh and Kyland learn about each other and learn about love, everything falls apart.  I can't tell you how often I cried.  I cried for Tenleigh and Kyland.  For their love.  For their situations.  For the fact that so many things were constantly working against them.  And for their sacrifices.  As I saw their hopes and dreams fall by the wayside, I almost wanted to put the book aside and stop reading.  I was so afraid that things would be so bad that I would regret reading the end.  But I knew.  I knew that Tenleigh and Kyland would persevere.  I knew I had to keep reading.

"Someday, when I'm living my dreams, I'm going to think of all the things that broke my heart and I'm going to be thankful for them."

This book called out to me on so many levels.  I don't know what it's like to be as poor as Tenleigh and Kyland were.  I've never wanted for food, or medicine, or care.  The sacrifices that were made amazed me.  There were so many times that I was wiping my eyes as I tried to read.  So many times I wanted to put my Kindle aside and not read anymore.  But at the end of the day, I had to find out what happened to these amazing characters.  Such amazing characters that built such an amazing story.

The heat between Tenleigh and Kyland was scorching.  While they were young, they loved each other so fiercely and the passion they shared for each other literally jumped off the pages of the book.

While reading, I was so often wishing that this could be a happier story.  So much of it just seemed so sad for me.  But when I finally got to the end of the book, I realized that everything was building up to something that truly could not compare with anything else.  It is a story about hope, sacrifice, and forgiveness and it's something that will stick with me for a long long time.

"Half agony, half hope. Half pain, half ecstasy. Half grief, half joy. Half my downfall, half my savior."

While I did ultimately love this book, so much of it was so sad, that I often had a hard time pressing to keep going.  The story flowed well.  There was conflict - so much conflict.  And appropriate resolution.  But it was just so sad.  While I never have done this in the past, and have often scoffed at the idea of this, I'm actually going to say that I would give this story four and a half stars.  Why am I not giving it a full five stars?  I think because while I loved the story by the time I got to the end, there were just too many times that I was so sad that I wanted to just put it aside.  Otherwise, everything else that I look for in a story - the characters and their development, the story, the conflict and resolution - they were all Five Stars!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.
~My Review~

I know I say this after every good book that I read, but I really mean it this time... Confess may just be the best book I've read. Ever. Seriously.

I've read two other books by Colleen Hoover (Maybe Someday and Ugly Love), and while I liked both of them tremendously, I may have liked this one best of all. When I heard that she was releasing a new book, I was excited...but at the same time I didn't go running out to get the book on Tuesday, either. My friend read it before me, and raved about it so I knew I needed to get with the program and read it. And I was not disappointed.

Auburn and Owen are such great characters. Auburn is twenty years old and has recently moved to Dallas, Texas from Portland, Oregon. She's experienced so much in her short life, and while things haven't turned out as planned, she's desperate to turn things around, desperate to keep what she has and what's been taken away from her. In her quest for more money, she stops at a shop that has a "Help Wanted" sign. The shop's windows are covered in confessions - Confessions written by anonymous people, about anything and everything. She automatically feels a connection with what's posted all over the windows, and this connection (as well as the incredibly handsome owner of what turns out to be an Art Studio) leads her to help out. Anything for a little extra money. And thus begins Auburn and Owen. But what Auburn doesn't know is that Owen knows who Auburn is. He remembers her from years previous, thinking that he wouldn't ever see her again. As Auburn and Owen start to fall for each other, they keep their secrets hidden from each other, creating an interesting dynamic.

The story is so well played out. It is completely unpredictable. Whereas so many of the books I've read are somewhat predictable and give out vibes of what's going to happen next, Confess is completely different but while things were unpredictable, they weren't unbelievable. I could totally imagine Auburn's and Owen's scenarios being real life.

Auburn and Owen are the story. They are so well developed that they make the story what it is - which is nothing short of amazing. I laughed and I cried. I was mad and I had such huge hope for these two people who seemed to be fated to be together even though things kept working against them. One of the things that I loved about the previous Colleen Hoover books that I've read is how much I can connect to the characters and how they represent real life so well. I felt a connection to both Auburn and Owen throughout the entire book.

I also loved that while the book was romantic, while you could see both Auburn and Owen falling for each other, it wasn't steamy. Romantic, yes. Steamy, no. While there was a lack of steaminess in Confess, there was still an incredible intimacy.

There is so much I wish I could talk about in this book, but I would only be giving it away. I absolutely loved everything about this book and while I may be a little late to jump into the Colleen Hoover bandwagon, I'll definitely be reading the books that have previously been published.

I have to say: The premise of writing confessions on little pieces of paper amazed me. "Tell me something about yourself that no one else knows." To then take these confessions, turn it into an idea in your mind, and then paint that idea out, amazes me. I absolutely loved the idea of it, and it added so much to the story. Seeing the pictures within the print that went along with a few of the confessions made the book that much bigger, and I loved it.

The ideas of fate, love, lies, sacrifice, second chances, and how things come full circle truly make Confess a 5 star read.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Tall, Silent & Lethal (Pyte/Sentinel #4) by RL Mathewson

This is the book that will change it all……

Never again……

Christofer lives by those words while Cloe would rather die by them……

Too many years living on the run, of always being seen as nothing more than a monster and a freak, has left Christofer cold and distant. He hates his life, his fate, but he’s made promises and nothing on earth will stop him from keeping them…

Except for the woman that invades his world, takes him by surprise, aggravates him, gives him hope and makes him wish that things could be different, but they can’t……

Not unless he’s willing to risk everything.

Cloe doesn’t need anyone, doesn’t want any complications, but things quickly change when she accepts a job that destroys her world and brings her the one thing that she never thought she’d find again…

~My Review~

If I told you I loved R.L. Mathewson, you might not believe the extent to which I really love her.  I've already reviewed The Game Plan, and when I finished that book, I decided I needed more RL.  So I started in on the Pyte / Sentinel series.  This was my first dip into any kind of Paranormal Romance (since Twilight) and I absolutely loved it.  I read all of the books in the series and I loved all of them, but I'm only going to review the latest book, Tall, Silent, & Lethal.

Christofer has been on the run for years.  He lives with his sister, who is in her 80's, but he still has the body of a twenty-something year old.  Christofer knows nothing about what he is.  He has met a few people over the years who have clued him into the world of Vampires, but since he can walk in the sun, he doesn't understand himself.  He is seen as a monster and a freak, and therefore lives a cold, distant, and isolated life.  He is happy living in his own little bubble where everyone ignores him, and he ignores them back.  What he hides from he outside world is that he is strong, caring, possessive, and willing to do whatever it takes to help the people he cares about. 

Chloe is fiercely independent, strong, caring, and kind.  She doesn't stay in one place very long but is excited for the new job that she's just moved into town for.  While she met Christofer on her first venture into town, she doesn't know that Christofer is the brother of the woman she's going to be taking care of, and Christofer is so strongly drawn to Chloe that he's afraid he won't be able to control himself.

I loved both Christofer and Chloe.  I loved seeing how they interacted with each other and how they finally addressed the connection between each other.  I felt so bad for Christofer, that he had been walking through life with no knowledge of who or what he is.  I also felt bad for Chloe because of the trauma that she experienced, and loved how Christofer and Chloe supported each other.

The story itself was so good.  I loved the conflict and resolution.  The story between Christofer and Chloe presented a conflict within itself, and then there's Christofer learning about who he is.  There's also amazing story around Chloe and why she's been running for so long, and what she's been running from.  The way this story unfolds and how Christofer and Chloe overcome the challenges presented to them are written so well.  And at the end of the day, the humor that is always written into RL Mathewson's books is ever-present and so much fun.

As in the other books of the series, the characters from the other books of the series, Ephraim, Madison, Chris, Isabella, Caine, Danni, Kale, and the rest of the clan all come together in this book.  I loved how they wove their way into the lives of Christofer and Chloe and really hope that we get to see many more of everyone in the subsequent books.

The book was on the long side, but not once did I feel like the story dragged or had unnecessary drama.  I truly love this new world of Paranormal characters, vampires, Pytes, Sentinels, and Werewolves.  I honestly can't wait for the next in this series, and hope that the sliver of information that was left on a bit of a cliffhanger at the end will give us another great story.

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Other books in the series:
Tall, Dark, & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel #1)
Without Regret (Pyte/Sentinel #2)
Tall, Dark, & Heartless (Pyte/Sentinel #3)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling book. Archer's Voice is a full-length, standalone romance.

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
~My Review~

I think I initially read about this book through Facebook.  It's the first (and so far - only) book that I've read by Mia Sheradon.  First, but definitely not the last.  I'll definitely be reading more from Mia Sheradon.  This book was amazing.  It's officially on the list of books that I want to reread, and I have a feeling that I'll be reading it a number of times over and over again.  This book was heartwarming and a true story of the healing powers of love.

This book truly grabbed me from the first page and I had a hard time putting it down to do anything throughout the day but read.  I truly cared about both Bree and Archer, and I felt totally connected to them both.  The book is written primarily from Bree's point of view, but there are also chapters from Archer's point of view, and it really helps to get a great understanding of how he was feeling.

Bree and Archer were both amazing characters.  Bree suffers from a traumatic event that she was involved in.  She is constantly on the run searching for peach in her life.    She is an amazing person - good, genuine, and sweet.  When she first gets to town, she bumps into Archer, a man who lives a life of silence and isolation.  Archer is a mystery to everyone.  He's seriously  misunderstood and broken, yet sweet, shy, and protective.  Both Bree and Archer have suffered so much trauma in their lives, and soon realize that the other person is the key to peace and happiness.  They are both such complex characters, but are developed so well.

Bree is quickly consumed with thoughts of Archer.  I loved seeing how their relationship grew.  There was no instal-love, which I absolutely loved.  They started as friends, but their connection was too strong to ignore.  When they did come together - their chemistry was H.O.T!!  Their connection and interactions, how Bree taught Archer about everything that he's missed throughout his years of isolation, were just amazing.  I was so sucked into their story, I laughed and cried, and felt everything that they were feeling.  One of the things that I absolutely loved about this story was not only how they both healed each other, but also how they learned how to help themselves.  It was such a beautiful and emotional story, and I loved absolutely every minute of it.

There is amazing conflict and resolution.  There is so much that happens between Bree and Archer.  So much needs to happen to allow Archer to help Bree find her peace, and for Bree to help Archer find his voice, his place, and confidence in himself.  I loved the way everything worked out (the buildup to the end was amazing and I honestly couldn't turn the pages fast enough) and I was so happy with the lack of unnecessary drama.  I truly believe that Archer might just be one of my favorite book boyfriends to date!

I highly recommend this book, and hope you all enjoy it.  While Archer's Voice is a standalone novel, it is a part of the Sign of Love Series.  I haven't started any of those books yet, but I'll definitely be putting them on my to-read list!!!

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: Nobody's Lost (Rescue Me Saga #5) by Kallypso Masters

A standalone novel about two characters with very minor mentions in the earlier books.

Ryder Wilson returned from serving multiple deployments but can't leave the hell of combat behind him. Frustrated and ashamed of his inability to function in the world as well as the veterans he served with, he retreated, choosing to engage only with those he trusted. When retired Master Sergeant Adam Montague sends him on a mission to protect his sister from some unknown danger, Ryder's days of hiding out may be over. Can he fulfill his mission without failing again?

Megan Gallagher has two big-brother Marines bent on protecting her from the evils of the world, but she's tougher than they think. When her older brother sends Ryder, one of his recon Marines, to her doorstep in the wee hours one night following a break-in, she realizes he needs rescuing more than she does. A friendship forms quickly, but unexpected passions run hot and complicate her resolve never to have a romantic relationship, much less marriage. So why are her body and her heart betraying her every time he comes near?

Can these two wounded people lower their defenses long enough to allow love to grow?

The main characters in this book have appeared briefly in earlier Rescue Me Saga books, but this story can be read as a standalone novel and is a new entry point into this ongoing series. Megan and Ryder will appear in later books in the Rescue Me Saga.
~My Review~

I began reading the Rescue Me Saga in early-2014.  I think I found it through a Goodreads recommendation, but it's honestly been so long that I don't remember.  Either way, I have really enjoyed the series.  This book is a bit of a spin-off.  It's about Adam's sister, Megan, who we really only caught a quick glimpse of when Adam went back to see his mother in an earlier book.  It's also about Ryder, who reported under Adam throughout his deployments.

Both Megan and Ryder were well developed characters.  Ryder suffers from severe PTSD, living on his own in the mountains, completely plagued by his nightmares.  Megan is Adam's half sister and living on her own.  After a scare at her apartment where only her laptop is stolen, Adam calls in a favor and asks Ryder to check on Megan.  While Ryder is reluctant to spend time around Megan, he considers this favor called in by Adam to be a serious mission, and insists that since he failed at his previous missions in the Marines, he is going to succeed here.  While Ryder and Megan spend time together, sparks begin to fly.

The story was well thought out and I loved the flow of the story.  I really enjoyed how Ryder and Megan helped each other to overcome their challenges.  There were plenty of plot twists that made me laugh and also brought me to tears.  I loved reading everything that brought Ryder and Megan to their Happily Ever After.  I also really enjoyed all of the different aspects that were brought into this book.  While Ryder has been hiding out in his mountain sanctuary, he is very much a part of the Native American rituals and traditions.  It was a nice aspect of the book and I liked the depth that it brought to the story.

While the main conflict of the story that brought Megan and Ryder together was the stolen laptop, there was plenty more that happened until we finally learned why her laptop was stolen and who stole it.  It was a huge plot twist, and I loved how everything came together.

While this book isn't essential to the series and many of the previous characters do not carry over, it's still a really fun read.  While there are some small aspects of BDSM throughout the story, it is presented more as a contemporary romance, which I still really loved.

I have to admit that when this book came out, I was initially disappointed.  Originally, we were supposed to have the release of Nobody's Dream (Luke and Cassie), but it was put on hold due to the author's illness.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with the book we were given instead.  This book was shorter than the previous books, but it was a great read.  I can't wait for the next installment, Nobody's Dream, and I'm excited to see how Megan and Ryder will fit into their story.

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Other books in this Series
Masters at Arms (Rescue Me #0.5) (Introductory Novella)
Nobody's Angel (Rescue Me #1) (Marc & Angelina)
Nobody's Hero (Rescue Me #2) (Adam & Karla)
Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me #3) (Damian & Savannah)
Somebody's Angel (Rescue Me #4) (Marc & Angelina)
Nobody's Dream (Rescue Me #6) (Luke & Cassie ) - To Be Released 3/31/15

Friday, March 6, 2015

Review: Intoxicate (Explosive #4) by Tessa Teevan

Marry me. Two words Kalli Montgomery never expected to say out loud to Xavier Cruz, even though she's been in love with the sexy, single father for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately, she hasn't just been friend-zoned for the past ten years. No, even worse, he's treated her like a little sister, no matter how hard she tried to prove she could be so much more. When she agrees to spend the summer as the caregiver for his daughter, Lily, she knows it's her last chance to finally make him take notice. 

As unexpected circumstances threaten to disrupt his home life, Xavier's desperate to keep his family together. He'll do whatever it takes, even if it means marrying a woman he doesn't love. For Xavier and Lily, Kalli will do just about anything, even at the risk of getting her heart broken in the process. 

Little does she know, sometimes love isn't quite as unrequited as one may think. Xavier sees her-he always has. And the vow he made all those years ago never to go there with his best friend's little sister is wavering, and it's wavering fast. When they come up with a plan that leads to wedding bells, it's a no brainer. 

This marriage of convenience has one rule: absolutely no falling in love. Easier said than done. Throw together a girl who believes rules are meant to be broken, and a man whose whole career revolves around following orders and you get a recipe for disaster. What could possibly go wrong?
~My Review~

I started reading Tessa Teevan books, specifically the Explosive Series, sometime last year.  When I started reading them, the first three books were already out.  I read all three of those books right in a row, and then read both Combust and Conflagration (Wellington spin-offs) as soon as they were released.  But I somehow totally missed the release date for Intoxicate.  I didn't put it on the calendar, and through a search, it happened to pop up that Intoxicate was already released.  I downloaded the book right away, but before I started reading, I actually went back and reread the first three books in the series.  My reason:  I couldn't remember who Kalli was!!!  And I thought that Xavier was a friend of the trio (Jace, Knox, and Kale), but I couldn't remember the details.  Knowing that the characters carry over from each book,  I went back and read Ignite, Incinerate, and Inflame, and then started up on Intoxicate.

While we were introduced to both Xavier and Kalli in Kale's book (Inflame), they are reintroduced and very well developed in Intoxicate.  Xavier is Kale's best friend from Boot Camp.  Kale is Lily's Godfather, and he helped Xavier to raise Lily by moving in with him when Lily's mother, Angela, left when Lily was only a few weeks old.  Kalli is Kale's younger sister, and has been secretly (or not so secretly) in love with Xavier since she was sixteen.  Right off the bat in Intoxicate, the Prologue tells us that they are married, and a little bit about the deal they made (no falling in love).  The book starts out on the morning after the wedding, and then goes back in time to explain all the events that led up to that day.  It gave us a chance to really get to know the characters, Kalli, Xavier, Lily (Xavier's daughter), and Anna (Xavier's mother), and their situations.  I liked how the story was developed to tell us about each of the people, how they fit into each other's lives, and I got a really good understanding of why they are the way they are today.

One of the things I really liked was the relationship with Lily.  Not only the Lily-Xavier relationship, but also the Lily-Kalli relationship.  Lily is already 9 years old during this book, so while she's not a little baby, she is still looking for that Mother/Daughter relationship that she has missed out on (yes, she has her grandmother, but it's just not the same).  I loved some of the topics that came up between Lily and Kalli, and I especially loved how Kalli not only helped Lily through certain obstacles, but she always remembered to bring everything back to Xavier.  The relationship between Lily and Kalli is a catalyst for the relationship between Kalli and Xavier, and I love how everything really fits together.  I feel like there are so many books about the single mother and child, and I really loved the different perspective of the single father.

There is plenty of conflict in this book.  There was no cliffhanger, so we weren't left with any questions about what happened to anyone or anything.  Obviously there is a reason as to why Xavier and Kalli decided to get married, and it takes quite a while to get to that, since there is so much back information on Kalli and Xavier, and how they grow together to even be comfortable enough to marry each other.  Thrown into that mix is Lily and Anna (and like I said, I loved all the parts with Lily), as well as Kale and Lucy, since they're the closest to Xavier (we do see a little bit of Knox, Charlie, Jace, and Lexi, but not a lot).  Once Xavier and Kalli are married, we have conflict within their marriage, their feelings for each other (not only recognizing how they feel about each other but then telling each other how they feel).  Outside of how they feel about each other, we also have conflict with Anna and Angela.  All of the resolution comes pretty naturally.  However, there were parts that I felt moved really slow (like before they got married), and then there were parts that seemed to move really fast (like some of the resolution with Angela).  However, at the end of the day, I felt like the conflict/resolution was well thought out, and nothing was thrown into the mix just to take up space.

Overall I really liked Intoxicate.  It wasn't too long or too short, and I really enjoyed the relationships that were built within the books.  Just like in the other books of the Explosive series, all of the characters were well developed, the story flowed really well (even though there were a few slow parts), and the conflict/resolution was very good, as well.  Another great Tessa Teevan novel!

I'm honestly not ready to say goodbye to this crew of Jace, Lexi, Knox, Charlie, Kale, Lucy, Xavier, and Kallie.  I know there is a novella coming out, Fusion, about Lexi's sister Sierra, Jeremy, and Ava.  And I read that there will be Explosive #5 about Kaylie, but no details yet.  Also, a potential novella for Ginger and Sven, and another couple of Wellington books.  So it looks like there's more in the pipeline!  (Update!!  Thanks to Twitter, Tessa Teevan said that between the Explosive Series & The Wellingtons, she's expecting about 4 more full length novels...And Fusion is going to be full length instead of a novella!!)

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Other books in the Series:
Ignite (Explosive #1) (Jace & Lexi)
Incinerate (Explosive #2) (Knox & Charlie)
Inflame (Explosive #3) (Kale & Lucy)

Combust (The Wellingtons #1) (Cohen & Andi)
Conflagration (The Wellingtons #2) (Branson & Ari)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: The Innocence Series (#1-3) by Alessandra Torre

(Blindfolded Innocence) "I'm not sure what you have been told about me, but I'm not nearly as bad as they make me out to be." His deliciously deep voice carried a little bit of ego. I'm sure you are exactly as bad as they make you out to be....

Brad De Luca is used to getting whatever and whomever he wants. The premier divorce attorney in town, he's a playboy who's bedded half the city--including his own clients. And when the newest intern at his firm poses a challenge, his seductive prowess goes into overdrive. 

Pre-law student Julia Campbell is fresh off a failed engagement and happy with her new independence. Even if she weren't warned away from Brad at every turn, she'd know he was bad news. The last thing she needs is a man who could destroy her job prospects, not to mention her innocence. But before she knows it, the incorrigible charmer has her under his spell. His deviant tastes plunge her deep into a forbidden world of sexual exploration...but her heart may not survive the fall.
~My Review~

I found these books when 'Blindfolded Innocence' was presented to me in a Facebook ad.  It wasn't free, but I was intrigued by the synopsis that I read on Amazon.  It was different than anything I had read, and decided to go for it.  I bought it, and then ignored it once it got loaded onto my Kindle.  It was probably a week before I decided, what the hey, let me read this....I did, and then I ended up downloading the subsequent books so I could keep reading.  I really enjoyed them!!

I read all four books (The Diary of Brad DeLuca is a novella) in a row:  Blindfolded Innocence, The Diary of Brad DeLuca, Masked Innocence, and End of the Innocence.  The books build on each other, but the first book, Blindfolded Innocence can be read as a standalone.  The Diary of Brad DeLuca is essentially pieces of the first book, but from Brad's point of view.  It's very short, and it's unnecessary when reading the whole series, but it's fun to get his ideas about what's going on.

I've never written a review for an entire series before, but because I read all of the books together, I wanted to review them all at once, too.  That being said, I'm going to review the series as if I'm reviewing just one book:

The books move at a great pace.  They don't focus too long on boring topics, and I felt that both Julia and Brad were well developed characters.  The books were mostly in Julia's point of view, but there were sections (in all of the books, except for Brad's novella) where the book was in 3rd person.  These little sections were sometimes about Brad, sometimes about other people entirely.  I actually really liked this...I love books that are in 3rd person, because I feel like you get a better sense of everyone's perspectives.  While most of the book is in Julia's POV, I liked how there were sections here and there that were in someone else's perspective.  You essentially learn little tidbits of information that will end up affecting Julia later on.

I really loved the relationship between Julia and Brad. Their relationship is different than anything I've ever read and I really enjoyed it.   Brad isn't your typical Alpha Male Billionaire.  Yes, he has some Alpha tendencies, and yes, he's a Billionaire.  He is, however, used to getting what he wants when he wants, and is quite surprised by how Julia resists him.  Julia is an undergraduate pre-law student.  She is an incurable flirt (she loves to lead guys on, and then leave them panting) because she feels like it gives her power.  She has just come out of an 18-month relationship and broken off her engagement when she starts her unpaid internship with a local law firm.  She's warned on multiple occasions to stay away from one of the other lawyers as the firm, Brad DeLuca, and she succeeds at first, but soon falls into his web of charms.  She explores a whole new world of erotica with him, but is constantly on alert, afraid that something will happen with the announcement of their relationship.

The other relationships within the book (Julia and her family and friends, her boss at the Law Firm, the other interns, and Brad and his colleagues, his family, and his housekeeper/cook) were all done well.  I liked how those relationships added to the story, but they didn't overrun things.  They all somehow added to the story - some more than others - but I liked how they fit together.

One of the things that I liked a lot about this book is that the sex was totally different than anything I'd read in the past.  It was definitely more erotic than what I had read, but with no BDSM aspect at all.  The 'swinger' aspect that is written into all of the books really brings each sexual encounter to a new level, and I really enjoyed reading how they brought another person into their encounter, and what it was like.  I honestly wasn't too sure if I would like it or not (I read a different book that contained a swinger aspect to it and I wasn't too crazy about it), but this was so well written that I really enjoyed it!

There was good conflict in each book.  I felt like it all moved well.  There was resolution in each case, however I will say that I felt like the resolution in the last book came way too quickly and way to close to the end of the book.  I was actually pretty surprised as I was reading because I was already through about 90% of the book and there was still no resolution - I thought that maybe there was another book, but everything got solved.  I came away with questions, but the characters didn't have full resolution to what happened, either, so I chalked that up to design rather than lack of information.   At the end of the book, there is a link to the Author's website where you can read an additional "after the epilogue" piece, and I read that as well - it was a fun little read that basically told about where the characters were 4 years after the end of the last book.

All in all, I really liked all four books of this series.  It was refreshing to read something that was so different than anything I had read in the past, and I'm glad that the Facebook recommendation came through - it gave me another author that I could add to my list!!

Innocence Series on Goodreads

Blindfolded Innocence on Kindle
Diary of Brad DeLuca on Kindle
Masked Innocence on Kindle
End of the Innocence on Kindle

Blindfolded Innocence on Nook
Diary of Brad DeLuca on Nook
Masked Innocence on Nook
End of the Innocence on Nook

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cover Reveal: Kane (Slater Brothers #3) by LA Casey

Title: Kane
Series: Slater Brothers (#3)
Author: L.A. Casey
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Releasing: May 5th

Aideen Collins is a free spirit. She is outspoken and tough as nails, but she has to be after growing up in a house full of men. Family means everything to Aideen. Her family consists of her four brothers, her father, and her group of wild friends. Aideen is protective of her family, there is not a lot she wouldn’t do to keep them safe.

Kane Slater is a tortured soul. Literally. He is misunderstood by people, even feared by them thanks to the scars that mar his face and body. He relishes in their fear because people who fear you, won’t want to know you. He likes his circle limited to his brothers and their girlfriends, but a thorn from an Irish rose is dug deep into Kane’s side, and her name is Aideen Collins.

Aideen and Kane don’t get along… at all. Aideen is the only woman who stands up to Kane and throws his bullshit back at him without fear of hurting him. Kane is the only man who can see right through Aideen's tough exterior. He knows her deepest, and darkest secrets. They can’t stand each other, but they want each other. Badly. They hide their need behind arguments, and banter, but when Kane drops his guard for all to see, and succumbs to an illness within his body, it’s Aideen who steps up to the plate to take care of him.

An illness is the least of their worries when a devil from Kane’s past comes back to play with him. Everybody in Kane’s life is threatened, and with his body fighting against him, he doesn’t know if the luck of the Irish is enough to keep his family safe and his demons at bay.
Kane needs Aideen, and what Kane needs, Kane takes.

“I broke a nail!” I screamed as pain shot up my finger.
“No!” Kane cried.
Multiple footsteps pounded down the hallway and then bodies burst into Kane’s bedroom. “What?” All his brothers hollered as they piled through the doorway.
Kane pointed a trembling hand at me. “Her nail! She broke her nail!”
With a perplexed look I looked at Kane then to the brothers who all gasped and flung their hands over their mouths. They all gripped onto furniture, or onto one another to stay upright.
I was so confused. I had no fucking idea what was going on.
“Your nail?” Alec screeched.
Nico placed his hands on the side of his head and shook it from side to side. “Anything but your nail!”
Ryder rushed over to me and grabbed the hand I was cradling and thoroughly examined it, and when he saw confirmation that my nail was gone, he whimpered. “It’s gone. Gone forever!”
“No!” Kane wailed, fell back onto his bed, and flung his arms over his face. “Why did it have to her nail? Why, God? WHY?”
I glared at Kane, then his brothers.
The bastards were taking the piss out of me, and my broken nail.
“I hate you all.” I said then turned and walked out of the room.
I made it half way down the stairs before I heard the eruption of belly rumbling male laughter, and even though it pleased me greatly that they were smiling again, I hated that it was at my expense.
“Bloody brothers,” I grumbled.

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L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty-three year old stay at home mother to a two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her five year old – going on thirty – beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day. She is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book series, Slater Brothers.

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