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review 2019-05-19 20:49
Book Review for Enterrador by Ambere Sabo
Enterrador (Silent Sons MC #3) - Ambere Sabo

 

What a great tale we love hearing Adan's story before he became a Villainous Drug Cartel Cartel Boss.

I loved seeing the cared free man so in love with his women Alex.Alex was everything good and kind and pure sunshine to his very dark soul and even darker world.To all looking at him he had the perfect life and wife and family and a baby on the way but, Adan was keeping secrets that Alex wasn't privy to and they were very dark indeed.All is not what it seems....

Alex was definitely Adan's soul mate and also his ultimate weakness but, also what lead to his downfall.

Adan truly shows us what set him on the path to become the Villainous monster he has become today.The story was filled with love and violence,retribution,punishments and retaliations, earth shattering heartbreak, betrayals and a story filled with a ton of darkness that now lives in ones heart that was once filled with a ton of love.

Overall this was a gripping tale that was a page turner that was filled with so many twists and turns you had to love it to the very end.

 

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review 2019-05-19 20:46
Book Review for Mythic by Ambere Sabo A Silent Sons MC Series
Mythic (Silent Sons MC #5) - Ambere Sabo

 

Mythic and Snoopy
 
 
Wow ! I loved this current tale from cover to cover !This tale was action packed from beginning to end not only that it was a heart wrenching tale as well as one that definitely tugged on ones emotions.
 
Mythic character was one that was brave and strong and intelligent, one who was a survivor and one willing to give her life for another just because it was the right thing to do.
 
Snoopy has been a loner and the clubs hacker and security expert but, one look at Mythic and spending time with her he immediately new she was the one for him .
 
 
This tale was wrought with so much suspense a whole lot of betrayals,assassins,murder,family complications and a drug cartel family riddled with nothing but, complications.Did I say secrets ? Well there was a ton of them along with a ton of surprises.It was a engrossing and a gripping tale that kept us turning the pages the entire time.
 
I loved that fact that the MC family rallied with the enemy to take out a bigger enemy to help a women who they had all come to love.Mythic was a women worth saving and one that was special and one with a very huge earth shattering secret.Did I say the story was riddled with Villian's too ?
 
 
We loved the story as well as its character's they were all amazing even the sadistic ones.The story was also about making amens and making changes and also about forgiveness.I have to say the ending was explosive and surprising and one that had you wanting to dive right into the next book in the series just to see what will happen next.This is definitely one of my top favorite reads in this series its running neck and neck with Cessy.
 
Recommended read to all !
I also recommend the series it's really good and so enjoyable.

 

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review 2019-05-18 22:26
Book Review for Rocket by Lilly Atlas
Rocket (Hell's Handlers MC Book 5) Kindle Edition by Lilly Atlas - Lilly Atlas

 

Omg ! Omg ! Omg! This series just keeps getting better and better! Holy hotness! What a roller-coaster this read was as it was heart wrenching,suspenseful,twisty,erotic,heartfelt ,tragic and about healing and forgiveness and had a great cast of amazing characters who are fun and who love to tease each other as well get under each other skin but, in a loving  and caring way.Can you say "always up in your Biz" ,that goes for the men as well as the women.The old ladies in this series are a hoot!.The old ladies also are loving and caring and amazingly strong women but, time and time again one sticks out the most and that is Izzy she just rocks!Izzy is it a tell it like it is gal,fierce,loyal and a total bada** and "we just love her !" I have a feeling Chloe is going to give Izzy a run for her money when it comes to bada** old ladies.
 
Chloe was simply amazing and strong and brave and it was tragic what happened to her but, she has risen above it and has found her own unique way of dealing with her pain.We saw this women blossom through out this entire story and perhaps Logan may have gotten her on the right path to healing and helping her to put her past behind her.Chloe did all the hard work ,then Jigsaw and Izzy set her on yet another path that helped her deal with her anxiety and she became more focused and started to dig deep down and dig in.We loved her and every attempt she made to challenge herself, "some who say it was another stepping stone to her recovery in the right direction." "Let's just say the gloves came on then came off!" lol
 
I loved Logan aka Rocket from the onset of the story.Logan was one bad boy who was scary,dark dangerous,sexy as sin, but, also caring and loving and compassionate as well as very protective of those he loved and let's not forget brutey .I loved his interactions with Chloe it was almost if he was another person with her and not anything like the Logan we have come to know and loved but, we loved seeing his compassionate and loving side all out in full force and let's just say we love how he got creative with Chloe in order to help her heal. Most of all you got to love the guy for the sacrifices that man was making to his pride in order to do so.Let's just saying we were laughing out loud time and time again but, patting him on his back for his cleverness.
 
This was also one totally hot sexy read!Chloe was everything Logan/Rocket needed in his life and in his bed.I loved that Chloe was drawn more to Logan even more so after she leaned all his secrets and the thing he thought made him un -love -able and unworthy is what she loved most about the hot and sexy man.Who would not want a hot possessive and dangerous man in your corner after everything you went through?Chloe was no fool.....
 
 
Overall we loved this tale as it made you laugh and cry and was suspenseful and full of romance and it never had a dull moment and it was full of hot sexy scenes that kept you engrossed in the pages and turning them right from the very beginning and we could not put the book down until it was finished.We loved all the twists and turns the story took as well.We also loved how much all the characters were featured in this current tale"We loved revisiting with them!".Maverick he always makes us laugh and he did that time and time again this time around.One thing we loved most about this tale is you felt the love they all have for one another throughout this entire story and that always makes the story a whole lot of fun and touching as well!
 
This one is definitely a keeper !
A recommended read to all as well as the entire series!
 
One of out favorite MC authors for sure !
 
 

 

 

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review 2019-05-15 10:43
A great book about a great writer and a mystery (or several).
Furious Hours - Casey Cep

Thanks to NetGalley and Cornerstone Digital for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review.

I requested an early copy of this book as soon as I read what it was about. I’ve always been fascinated by books about writers and the writing process, and true crime stories have also intrigued me both professionally and personally for a long time, so this book seemed to tick all the right boxes. And I’m pleased to confirm that it does deliver.

Narrating the story of the book Harper Lee intended to write after her success with To Kill a Mockingbird —a true crime story seemingly inspired by her friend Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, which she helped research (and there is little doubt her contribution was key to the greatness of the book)— would guarantee a lot of attention. Most people have read (and/or watched the movie version of) To Kill a Mockingbird, an American classic, and many stories have circulated about its author, who never published another novel and avoided public attention, interviews, and homages. I can’t imagine many readers of the book who have not wondered why this was her only book. Of course, she is not the only author to have published an extremely successful book and no more (I won’t run through the list), but the more we hear about her (recent movies about Capote brought her attention as well) the more intrigued we become.

Cep’s methodology for telling the story is fascinating and by the end of the book I though she lives up to the exacting rules and standards Lee applied to her own work. She did not wish to fictionalize parts of the story (as Capote had done in writing what he dubbed his “nonfiction novel”), and she wanted to make sure people knew what was fact and what was rumour or fancy. It is worth reading the notes at the end (which go into a lot of detail about which sources Cep used for which part, including interviews, letters and articles) to get a clearer sense of the process of creating the book and researching it. She had privileged access to the original sources, managed to interview many of the people involved (those still alive), although, of course, Lee’s paper remain sealed, so there remain many unanswered questions. She could have chosen to write herself into the story (writing therefore the story of her writing the story of Lee’s abandoned book), but she doesn’t, and I felt her strategy worked well.

The book is divided into three parts: the first is dedicated to Reverend Maxwell, his life, his career, the suspicious deaths of five of his relatives, whose life insurance policies he was the main beneficiary of, the rumours of his having used voodoo, and his murder during the funeral of his stepdaughter (and suspected last victim). The second part follows the life and career of Tom Radney, who was Reverend Maxwell’s lawyer while he was alive and who went on to defend the man who killed him. “Big Tom” was a larger than life character, a Southern democrat, with a past in politics, and a pretty congenial and influential man. The third part introduces Harper Lee, talking about the town where she grew up, her family, her friendship with Capote, her writing (and rewriting) her famous novel, her trip to Kansas with Capote to gather information for In Cold Blood, her sudden success, and her difficulties writing after that. It also talks about her trip to Alexander City and her stay there, sitting in the trial of Robert Lewis Buns (the man who killed Rev. Maxwell) and gathering information about the reverend and all involved. That part of the book follows Lee and her life (as much as is known of it) to her death and includes the fact that, upon her death, Radney’s relatives were returned the legal paperwork he had lent her to help her write the book. At first sight, it might seem that the third part is the most interesting, but Cep has managed to turn the whole book into a compelling reading and, in my opinion, there is enough material to create three books here.

The author’s writing is informative, compelling, and easy to follow. Her rich vocabulary describes perfectly the atmosphere of Alabama, and her inclusion of historical and sociological details allows readers to gain a fuller understanding of the characters, their backgrounds, and the era. This is not a minimalist book, or one that avoids any information extraneous to the plot, perhaps because there is no specific plot and the book aims are not pure entertainment or the telling of a single story. The method, that at times seems as if the author was meandering around and going off on tangents (for example, when she starts talking about Maxwell’s possible motives, she writes about the development of life insurance, both in the world and in the US, and talks about the way African-Americans were sold and miss sold, insurances, or she mentions the name of a hotel, and then explains the battle that gave it its name), reminded me of the description of Lee’s way of classifying her notes for Capote’s In Cold Blood. Lee included sections on the town, the landscape, the crime, the victims, the survivors, the interviews and the trial. She had an almost photographic memory, and she would include comments on clothing, where people were standing, and incorporate detailed drawings. Personally, I found these seemingly “extra” nuggets of background information enthralling, and although we would “get” the rest of the book without them, our understanding of the circumstances and the era would never reach the depth and complexity it does with them.

I’ve read articles and reviews about Lee (mostly after the recent publication of Go Set a Watchman), but I’m not an expert and haven’t read any biographies, so I cannot compare the information included in the book with that of any other sources. Judging by the reviews and comments about the book, the information is pretty accurate, but I am not sure it would surprise specialists in the field, although, on the other hand, anybody who gets to it with limited information is likely to learn plenty, not only about Lee but about Alabama politics, judicial system, society, and the South in general.

As I have mentioned, there is a thorough bibliography included, and also copious notes that detail which information and sources were used where. I only had access to an ARC e-copy of the book, so I’m not sure if the final version includes images or not (mine didn’t). Anybody interested in Lee’s writing should read this book, and anybody who enjoys Southern writing and is interested in it will also enjoy it. In fact, I’d recommend it to anybody who loves To Kill a Mockingbird and feels curious about the book and its author. It is not a book for those who want tight writing and getting straight to the point, or are looking for a full disclosure and explanation about the author and her life, or even about Reverend Maxwell and Tom Radney. And it is not a novel, or three. But it is wonderful.

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review 2019-05-14 20:36
Book Review for Twisted with Chaos by Hayley Faiman
Twisted with Chaos (Cash Bar #5) - Hayley Faiman

 

 Let's start off by saying we are really loving this series and that Hayley is a favorite author for us and we love anything she writes and she never disappoints and we loved yet another tale she has written for us as the story had an amazing cast of characters for us to love and fall in love with all over again.

This was yet another emotional and heart felt read that was filled with tons of emotion and drama,a ton of regrets,challenges,surprises,self sacrifices and a whole lot of danger.

Roxie and Tanner have been struggling with their relationship for sometime and a lot of it has to do with her mental illness and feeling as though she is not good enough for Tanner but, that doesn't stop her from loving the man but, in her process to protected him she is destroying him while doing so.We loved that their relationship was challenged at every turn it just made the fight to fine their way back to each all the much harder and all the more complicated and all the more sweeter and we just loved that.

We loved this touching heart wrenching tale and we saw that love can help overcome more obstacles than you think and that it is possible if you just believe enough in the love you that have for one another it a love worth saving. Are you strong enough to whether the storms in order to keep it ? This couples journey road was a rocky one but, we were rooting for them from the onset of the story to see if they were going to be able to achieve their happily ever afters.

Another gripping tale that kept us engrossed and turning the pages to the very end.

 

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