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review 2017-06-21 16:37
Review: Irresistible Force (K-9 Rescue #1) by D.D. Ayres
Irresistible Force - D.D. Ayres

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Irresistible Force

K-9 Rescue #1
D.D. Ayres
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 26th 2014
Paperback
305
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When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…

 

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

 

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?

 

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Irresistible Force swept me into danger and romance.

 

James is looking for his missing partner, a K-9 named Bogart, and he runs cross Shay. These two have a little exchange and soon he’s drawn into her life and danger.

 

I LOVED Bogart. He stole my heart and James was perfect. Dogs have a way of pulling at your emotions and making you love them. I loved the relationship James has with his pup and seeing how he helps Shay, sweet. James was easy to like. Shay was ok, but she had a few to many hang-ups for me to fully like her. The story was fast-paced and I had fun with the story and leads. Theirs no shortage of action, suspense, and yummy bedroom scenes.

 

My only issues is that Shay and James sleep together on the first day they meet. I prefer reading about a couple that has spent sometime together before hopping into bed. Other then that, I had a delightful time and look forward to the next installment.

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

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review 2017-06-20 13:22
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Wild Ride - Julie Ann Walker

This is book #9, in the heart stopping Black Knights Inc. series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Ethan AKA "Ozzie" has been talking to a reporter.  Shocker.  With his good looks and brilliant mind, he could make literally any woman fall at his feet.  So why this reporter?  He is not entirely sure either.  He only knows he likes that her mind works at full speed, and her look are not a turn off either.

 

Samantha knows there is more going on at BKI, and she is determined to find out.  She does not expect to feel the warmth of Ozzie's protection, or that it would make her want more.  Will their friendship be over when he finds out she is on a story?

 

This long awaited book was worth every page.  I eagerly read this story and could not put the book down.  It was just a great read from the heart-pounding start to finish!  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2017-06-14 18:32
Book Review for Damaged Goods by L.Wilder
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Damaged Goods
Series: The Redemption Series
Author: L. Wilder
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 8, 2017
Reviewed by: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

 
 
 
 
 
 
“Damaged Goods is a emotional roller-coaster of a read that will grab you from the start, it will mess with your heart, nerves and give your body the tingles.” ~Books, Wine & Time
 
“OMG HOLY HELL! My emotions are still all over the place, even after finishing it over 24 hours ago.” ~The Power of Three Readers
 
“Heartbreakingly sweet with just the right amount of suspense to keep you glued to the pages.” ~You Can’t Resista Dirty Book
 


 

New York Times and USA Today Best Seller L. Wilder presents a new romance series where the broken find their redemption.

 

Every man has his weakness. She was mine.

 
Nitro-
 
The job was simple- get the girl and bring her home, but with one look, she became my obsession. The blonde, blue-eyed beauty with the sinful curves wasn't mine to keep, but I wasn't about to let her go. I was determined to have her, no matter the consequences. 
 
She was the only one who could calm the beast that raged inside of me. So, I risked everything and did what had to be done - for her. 
 
 
 
Tristen-
 
Nathan James was every girl's fantasy- rich, powerful, and hot beyond words. He saved me during my darkest hour. Like me, he was damaged, scarred by the memories of a horrible past. I saw the way he looked at me, like a predator about to take his prey, but as much as I craved his touch, I wanted something more. I wanted his heart.
 
I'm afraid I've just exchanged one hell for another.
 
Will their love heal the wounds of their past, or will they both remain damaged goods?
 
 
While Damaged Goods is the first in a new series, the main characters were introduced in the Satan's Fury MC series. This is a full-length standalone novel filled with romance, suspense, and a lot of heart. I'm a firm believer that bad boys need love, too. Damaged Goods is intended for mature audiences only due to the explicit language and violence.
 
I have to say that I am really enjoying this new series and the previous ones with the Satan's Fury MC members.Even though Nitro is not part of them Satan MC  Series itself he is connected to them and like family to them. Tristen on the other hand is already part of the MC and she is family.

I have to say that Nitro was my favorite character this time around but  I may have already been half way in love with him myself from being in Big's story.Who am I kidding I was head over heals for him when he saved Tristen and that child from the life of sexual slavery in the previous stories.

I was drawn to Nitro from the onset of the story and not only that I am drawn to the dark and dangerous bruting type. Nitro is such a wounded soul who has cut himself off from living as well as feeling and the only thing you want for him is for him to stopping hurting.It truly broke my heart see him just existing and that he only thinks about revenge.

Tristen I loved as well as she amazed me at how strong she was especially after the tortures she escaped from and what could have been her life. Nitro was her savior and that is how they met.She seems to be more confident and stronger then she was even before her kidnapping.I loved her she was feisty,sweet,kind,a little bit wounded as well but intent on going forward with life instead of wallowing in her pain and suffering she endured in her past.Thats what I loved about her most she wanted to move on and kept the past in the past and just wanted to move forward and live her life once again.She will always suffer the nightmares and life will not be always the easiest but she is determined to make herself happy again.

Tristen is going to be Nitro's savior just by being the kind and caring person she is as well as being strongest of them both meaning emotionally not physically. I loved that Tristen was a complicated character in personality but is dangerous as well and lives a life of uncertainty making him even more intriguing to read about.

I loved seeing this couple fall in love as they both needed healing and happiness in their lives. Tristen and Nitro's road to falling in love was not an easy journey and at times Tristen was wondering whether their relationship was worth sticking around  for or was she just in for more heartbreak?

I loved the story from cover to cover as the characters were so different from one another yet had a lot in common.The story was filled with love romance and healing as well as intrigue and revenge . I was rooting for a couple seeking their happy ever after. These  were two lost souls who both really deserved to find a little bit happiness as life up to that point had dealt them a lot of unhappiness.

This is a story where the strongest and smartest survive and how love really heals old wounds.This was a touching story about healing and overcoming the darkness as well and I loved the chemistry that Nitro and Tristen had as it kept things hot in the bedroom as well as out of it.Through all the tragedy Tristen managed to stir things up and even added a bit of fun and teasing into the mix that had us smiling from time to time as she had a witty personality as well.

I love when you start off by loving the character's you are reading about and I did that with these two and when that happens it just makes the story for me more enjoyable.I also love how the author decided to give Nitro his own story and make it part of the MC series in a way but acts as a standalone as he was not actually a member with the Satan Fury MC but Tristen she is the one with the real ties to them.This was a nice spin off to the previous series.

Another enjoyable read by this author and as always looking forward to seeing what happens next.
 
5 stars from us
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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As I walked by him, he reached for my arm, gently stopping me before I started down the steps. His voice was dripping with warning as he growled, “Tristen.” “What?” He stood over me, just inches away, and my heart began to thump a little harder. Damn. Why did he have to be so freaking hot? I was furious with him, and yet, I still felt an undeniable pull towards him. I wanted to touch him, to feel his arms around me and his mouth on my skin, and I had no doubt that he knew how I felt. It was written all over my face every time I laid eyes on him. Trying to ignore my traitorous hormones, I crossed my arms and looked him directly in the eye. “You might think this is some kind of game we’re playing here, that I’m just some pawn you can play with, but you’re wrong, Nathan. This is no game, because I refuse to play.” “You’re not just some pawn, Tristen. You’re the fucking queen, the most powerful piece in the game.” He took a step towards me, placing his hands on my waist as he closed the gap between us. “Maybe you didn’t know, but it’s your job to protect the king.” “Oh, please,” I scoffed. “Who am I protecting you from?” His eyes pierced straight through me, pulling at my heart as he stared at me. “Myself.”

 
 
 
 
 
Leslie Wilder grew up in a small town in West Tennessee. A country girl at heart, she’s always thought that life is too short, but she had no idea how short it really was until her brother passed away in 2014. She’s always been an avid reader, loving the escape only a great book can give, and wondered if she had what it took to write one of the wild romances she’d come to adore. With the support of her family and friends, she published Inferno: A Devil Chaser’s MC, one year after her brother’s death. With him in mind, she fulfilled her lifetime dream of writing. Since then, she’s completed the Devil Chaser’s Series and continued on with the Satan’s Fury MC Series. She has so many stories in her head, and can’t wait to share each and every one.
 
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers, appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years to come.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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review 2017-06-12 16:38
Review: Wild Ride (Black Knights Inc. #9) by Julie Ann Walker
Wild Ride - Julie Ann Walker

Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures

 

 Wild Ride

Black Knights Inc. #9
Julie Ann Walker
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
Sourcebooks
April 4th 2017
Paperback
384
Library

 

The hero we've all been waiting for...

 

Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes

 


Former Navy SEAL

 


Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.

 

In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured—now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha's beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie's losing his desire to keep her at bay.

 

Ozzie's tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst—person to share his secrets with...

 

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Wild Ride is book nine in the Black Knights Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker. Though this book could be read out of order I feel you should at least read Full Throttle first. A big life altering event happens in Full Throttle to affect our lead hero Ozzie.

 

I had a pleasant time reading Ozzie and Samantha’s story. It had action, mistrust, secrets, danger, and passion. Our leads had good chemistry and we get to see previous characters. I loved the banter between Ozzie and Christian. It was so much fun and Samantha showed that she could hold her own with Ozzie on the silly comments, 80’s bands, and more

 

I did have a few issues:


– First, that Ozzie and Samantha didn’t really talk honestly or openly until close to the last 20-25% of the book, having this happen made things drag. They could have wrapped up some issues sooner and since they didn’t it took away from the romantic relationship. At least in my eyes.

 

– Second and my main issue was Emily and Christian. I loved having them in the story, don’t get me wrong, secondary characters are great and gearing up for another couple even better, but so much page time was spent on these two instead of the main couple Ozzie and Samantha. And, to top it off the next book Fuel for Fire isn’t about Emily and Christian, it’s Dagan and Chelsea’s. Why waist so much page time on a couple that won’t have a book next?

 

Wild Ride was a delightful read in the Black Knights Inc. series and I do so love Ozzie.

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

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review 2017-06-09 18:38
Book Reviews for Bound by Chains Series by L.M. Roberts
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Bound by Chains
Series: A Shattered Hearts Novel #2
Author: L.M. Roberts
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2017
Talon
There are only a few things that blow my mind. A good suck. Rough fuck. And a woman by the name of Everly.
I never know what I’m getting when it comes to her. This entire time I thought she was a docile, fragile little flower I could break with a snap of my fingers. Damn, was I wrong. 
She’s a fighter. 
A fucking alpha female.
And I can’t wait to get my hands on her again. 
 
Everly
Bitch boy. That’s my new nickname for Talon. He thinks he’s too hot to trot, but does he have another thing coming.
I’ll show him hot.
And I’ll make him drool while I do it.

Lets start off by saying that this story picked up right where the last one left off on.This story was as intense as the last but not as dark but definitely steamy and exciting and the kind of story that keeps you on edge to see what is going to happen next.

Everly was a major surprise this time around she showed true grit and determination and what she was really made of.In this current tale we find that Everly is not who we think she is but so much more. Omg! This story blew me away as everything we thought was true in the last story has your mind doing a 180 in this story.What a twist loved it and I can stay that what is currently happening in this story is the perfect twist .

Talon is still Talon but we are seeing him change right before our eyes as he is fighting that change with everything he has and questioning everything and listening and seeing and putting things in perspective without going off half cocked all the time.Talon is changing as he starting to see he has a heart after all even if he denies it. Talon is in love with and cares for Everly and she is changing him just by being who and what she truly is.She is changing him for the better.We actually see a lighter version of Talon this time around not off the bat but as the story digresses.I loved seeing this happen.Its like we are seeing him happy for the first time in his life.


I love this story from cover to cover it was full of so many omg moments and surprises that it kept you engrossed in its plot to the very end.I hated to see the story end as we were finally getting some answers to this twisted and intriguing plot but we are left with another cliffhanger.I can't wait to see what happens next.

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Another keeper 5 stars from us




 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
Bestselling author L.M. Roberts is a mother of two, completely obsessed with her darling husband of almost nine years, and is a cat mommy to a feisty little tabby named, Mellow, that acts like he's the shit. (She now realizes she gave him the wrong name when she brought him home.) Her hobbies include writing, writing, and more writing! Besides working her dreaded day job, looking after her family, and attending college full-time to obtain her bachelor’s degree, she enjoys getting lost in her imagination, coming up with tantalizing, steamy, and just pretty much over-the-top romance novels for her readers to devour.
 
 
 

   
 
 
 
 
 
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