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review 2018-09-23 03:09
Good Book and Characters
Breaching the Contract (The Conflict of Interest Series Book 1) - Chantal Fernando

Jaxon Bentley is one of the top criminal lawyers in the country and he had hired Katerina /Kat is an associate at his firm. Getting an associate position at Bentley and Chenning - one of the best law firms around in a highly coveted job. They had never hired and associate right out of law school before Jaxon said he hoped Kat was ready as the job would test all her limits and everything she had studied over the last few years. Then Jaxon handed her a file and said it was the Curtis case and he told Kat he wanted her to learn everything about it, top to bottom because the case would be her baby, and she was going to help him win it. Then Kat thought how how she had just passed the passed the bar and she had a case handed to her. But she was both excited and scared. This was everything Kat had been preparing for. This was not something Kat was going to fail at. Jaxon warned Kat that they did things a little different there. Kat won’t have a secretary so she will be responsible for drafting her own briefs and correspondence.Yvonne was the office secretary can help you with that are urgent. They also had an intern Callin who can help with any legal research she may need done. He added this may seem like a lot of work but now she was working his cases with him and at the moment Jaxon only had a few  clients since they were high profile, Then when she was in the office she asked Jaxon if there was anything else he wanted her to do besides study the case and he said yes research he needed her to do and by some he meant a lot. Kat’s past only fueled Kat’s hunger to succeed. This was where Kat was meant to be and she gets right to work. When Kat was walking back from grabbing a quick sandwich she sees a man’s wallet drop on the floor and Kat picks it up and he is on the phone and she waits till he is done.with his call and taps him . But he ignores her the first time but she taps him a second time with more force and she then she says “ excuse me Sir. and he says yes but not in a friendly way and then Kat says you lost your wallet . He checked his pocket as if he can’t believe his wallet fell out of his pocket and then says thank you and Kat turns to leave and he says “wait - thank you”. Then he explains today was not his day and then he holds out his hand says his name is Tristan . Kat is doing well with Jaxon’s guidance but then he goes on emergence leave as there is a family emergency. Tristan is a widower and has two kids so also a single dad. Kat is left to fend for herself without Jaxon but then Tristan lets her know he us Jaxon’s partner and she is under him until Jaxon returns. Kat is attracted to Tristan and he to her. But he doesn’t want to do anything about the attraction. Tristan doesn’t work with Kat like Jaxon did, He treated her more like an intern than an associate. Having her do coffee runs and even pick his kids up at school and babysit them. Tristan is trying to avoid Kat.

I had mixed feelings on this book .If it were still summer   I would say this was a drama and angst free short read.- about 120 pages. This was a fast paced read. I loved that Kat was sweet to Tristan’s kids. But I do think it was above and beyond Kat’s job description to have to pick up Tristan’s children and babysit them but that is just my opinion and he is a partner. But she did remain professional when given a interns errands. Jaxon actually used her as an associate. It annoyed me that there was drama at the end instead of throughout the book. This was a pretty good read but not a great read so as you can see I had mixed feelings.

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review 2018-08-07 15:06
great book and great characters
Going Rogue - Chantal Fernando

Zoe is in Mrs K room checking on her at the nursing home she worked at. She really likes Mrs K even with her poddy mouth and she respects how Mrs K won’t take any BS. Mrs K has her good days and her bad days. Mrs K is a strong, stubborn, proud woman and it near kills her to need help from others. Zoe has her half hour lunch in her car as it is quiet and peaceful. She can sit and listen to music while she eats.  But today she heard a loud motor of a bike pull up into the employees only parking lot. She tries to tell the biker he can’t park there but he doesn’t hear her and she finally gives up.But then the gorgeous hot man comes to ehr car window Zoe sees there is an air to the man that tells her there is much more to him than meets the eye. He introduces himself as Rogue. Zoe then walks to the doors of the nursing home but the man won’t let her get by him finally she says her name is Zoe and goes back  to work. Then Rogue says he is there to see his mom if she remembers him today. Then his mood shifts and Zoe saw the pain. helplessness, guilt, and suffering rogue was feeling. For some reason Zoe’s chest gets tight. She was sorry because there was no happy endings here. Then Zoe learns Rogue is Mrs K’s son. Zoe wasn’t really surprised Rogue was Mrs K’s son as he was a badass and noone was as badass as Mrs K in the nursing home as far as Zoe was concerned. Rogue had just moved his mom to this facility two weeks ago as he wasn’t happy how she was treated at the last one.  Rogue told Zoe that Mrs K had raised him and his two brothers by herself. He also said she had the biggest heart and sharpest tongue and he said he didn’t know how his mom had done it. She had worked, supported him and his brothers, and was always there for them.It had been over a year since Zoe had been in the dating game hand Rogue had “big mistake” written all over him. But he had only asked her to go to coffee after work but she still declined. Zoe doesn’t really have many friends as she keeps to herself.Then as they talked Rogue had made Zoe speechless by what he said and that was a first. But in a nice way. Two years earlier Zoe had dated a biker-Fox and he was part of a MC . Fox had never taken her for a ride on his bike or introduced her to any of his biker friends that should have told her something about how Fox felt about her. But then Zoe learns Fox had an old lady and for three months Zoe was his side piece- his dirty little secret. But for some reason Zoe found she wanted to give Rogue a chance.

I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want to put it down and didn’t. I read in in one setting. This was a quick, sweet, emotional romantic  biker story I loved Zoe and Rogue together and how they interacted with each other. I loved the plot and the pace. I hope to read more of this author and hopefully she will bring out another book in this series maybe about the Prez or Vanessa or the Prez and Vanessa. I felt bad for the position Mrs K put Zoe in and how Rogue reacted. I loved how close Vanessa and Zoe were. I could find nothing to criticize in this book very happily. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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review 2018-08-06 01:20
Going Rogue
Going Rogue - Chantal Fernando

Every time I think Chantal Fernando has written my favorite book boyfriend, she outdoes herself with another swoon-worthy guy. Rogue is oh, so swoon-worthy and all alpha male, yet still manages to know how to reel Zoe in without pushing too hard. I love the contrast between the family feel of this MC mixed with a bit of darker dealings and danger that the life entails. That darker part isn't the focus and it isn't overdone with the primary focus being on the romance between Rogue and Zoe. They have great chemistry and Zoe fits in well with the other women of the MC. As I've come to expect from this author, we also get some witty dialogue and humor along with some steamy fun and super sweet romance. This one is a great blend of love, loss, danger, tragedy, loyalty, and family. I don't know if there's another book planned for this series, but I would love to see everyone's favorite Prez find his true love. (Not that I'm hinting or anything

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review 2018-07-12 19:35
great book and great characters
Knuckle Down - Chantal Fernando

Celina was a journalist and her best friend and  biggest supporter Akeira was very excited with Celina having an article put on the second page which being on the first couple pages of the newspaper was huge especially being Celina’s first time. This was only the beginning of Celina’s career  and she was determined to make the front page and become the type of journalist who brings real issues to light. Celina was going to her cousin erin’s birthday party- Erin and Celina were very close- at the Cursed Ravens MC clubhouse. Erin’s boyfriend-Ace- is a   Cursed Raven MC member who Celina hasn’t met yet. Celina didn’t know how the MC worked. Once at the clubhouse Celina is introduced to Erin’s bestie Knuckles who was a mountain of a hot man. Celina locks eyes with Knuckles- whose real name is Jack- and can’t seem to look away. When Celina looks away from Knuckles finally then looks back up at Knuckles his eyes are locked on her. Celina is a control freak when Knuckles asked her out during the week he declined but he showed up at her house with food when she was hung over from the birthday party Celina let him in and they ate and talked and he was coming back later the night to cook dinner for her. Their chemistry is so strong. Celina was attracted to bearded, tattooed men. Celina didn’t do casual and didn’t do no feelings in relationships. Celina was the first woman Knuckles had been really attracted to and interested in , in years. Knuckles has two daughters Willow- thirteen and Wesley is eight. When Knuckles was to prepare dinner for Celina he got a call from his ex Flora she wasn’t feeling well and he went and got the girls and took them to Celina’s and she was the first woman they had ever met that their father was interested in. The girls loved Celina;’s dogs: Snape, Carlton, and Kobe as they had always wanted a dog. Willow wants to be a journalist or reporter. It had been a year since Celina had a boyfriend as he had cheated on her and everyone knew but Celina. It had been three years for Knuckles. Knuckles is the Sergeant Of Arms for the Ravens and that means he keeps the peace by any means possible. Knuckles wants more then one night and lets Celina know, he says he is old fashioned and not looking for a one night stand.  So Celina thought about it and still took Knuckles to come over. Knuckles and Celina sleep together.This is a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed it I read the first book in the series and this one is just as good. I advise you to read the first book in the series so it's a smoother read for you and you know a lot of the characters. To the author you did it again another five star great book I would rate higher if I could. The author makes the characters so real I felt like I was there with Celina ,Erin ,Ace an, Knuckles and his girls and even the dogs. I loved Celina and Knuckles together who were more alike than they had known. I loved Willow and Wesley as they did ad to the book a lot. I read this in one session as I didn’t want to put this down. I happily found nothing to criticize in this book. I loved the characters and the ups and downs of this book and I highly recommend.

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review 2018-06-20 00:00
Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts - Chantal Fernando


Ace of Hearts was an adorable read! Erin is a delightful character-she is vivacious and funny. I loved her interactions with all the guys in the MC. I also loved that the story is told entirely from Erin's POV so you aren't really getting the details of the MC. The club isn't the focus of the story and that was a refreshing change in an 'MC romance'.

Erin and Ace are certainly opposites in many ways. She was raised in the country by 2 loving parents. Ace's life is very rough-left home young, sleeps around a lot, willing to do anything for the MC. But, when Erin finds out her dad isn't her dad, she is determined to meet her real father and get to know him. Their interactions were very authentic. He doesn't know how to interact with a daughter and goes about it like he would his MC guys. Erin doesn't really understand the 'rules' of their world and isn't afraid to call them out or ask questions.

Erin and Ace have issues to overcome for sure: first, she is the prez's daughter and 'off limits'. Second, Ace is a manwhore whose past exploits are club girls who are still hanging around. Third, Ace is kind of hung up on their age difference (not that much of a difference though so I'm not sure what that was really about!). Finally, there is a miscommunication. You know this is my LEAST favorite trope, but it actually worked in this story and I didn't hate it!

If you like the gritty, alpha, no apologies type of heroes, you will love Ace. If you like the slightly sheltered, quirky, brave heroines you will adore Erin. Overall, I thought Ace of Hearts was delightful and endearing! I can't wait to read more in the series!

 
  • POV: 1st (Erin)
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: MC club, miscommunication
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone
  • Cliffhanger: no
  • HEA: yes with a cute epilogue




Marked by Drew Elyse, Blaze by L. Wilder, Close Cover by Lexi Blake...then you will probably like Ace of Hearts!

 


Ace of Hearts


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