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review 2018-09-26 09:38
the weakest one, for me.
The Wilderness (Lavender Shores #8) - Rosalind Abel
(Verified purchase, Sept 12 2018) This is book 8 in the Lavender Shores series, and you don't NEED to have read the others before this one. I would, however, probably recommend that you read book 6, The Glasshouse. You'll get a better picture of what Will suffered, and it gives a hint to this book! Will was left at the altar in font of a multi million viewing audience. Andre's wife passed away. Together, they get themselves through a really tough period. But it's not until Will decides to run clear across the world, does Andre realise what Will means to him, and just how much his heart would break, if he lost him. For me? The weakest of the series, and I've no idea why! And you KNOW how much that pains me!! I loved the other books, all 4 and 5 stars reads, and I really was looking forward to this one, especially after that hint in book 6, and I really don't know why in falls flat *insert wailing* It's well told, from both Will and Andre's point of view, in the first person, just like the rest. It's extremely well written and well delivered and I saw no spelling or editing errors to spoil my reading. And I DID read it in one sitting, just like the rest! It has very early (internal) professions of love, from both guys, and I don't usually like that but its quite some time before they SAY the words. It's a bit more . . . whats the word . . . lovey dovey . . . hearts and flowers . . . . .type of thing, than the rest, or at least I thought so? Maybe that's it?? **insert more wailing** I just don't know WHY this one didn't hit the spot, and for that I'm sorry. But still a nice read and a good addition to the series. 3 good solid stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2018-04-03 10:17
amazing read but you will need tissues!
Disjointed Lives - Morgan Sheppard
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Imagine meeting your best friend for coffee and telling her something that happened ten years before, something that could possibly cost you her friendship. Because, at it's most basic, that's what this is : two old friends, best friends, meeting for coffee and Ava has to tell Paige something that happened ten years ago, when they were estranged, something that she NEEDS to say, but knows that Paige might not, hell, she WON'T like it, but she needs to know. At it's most complex?? It's the story of a woman who falls in love with an abusive partner and her fight to get out and away from that partner. The abuse is not physical, it's emotional, it's mental, it is total in it's destruction of Ava of old. It is total in cutting Ava off from everything and everyone she knows. It reduces her to a woman who, while maybe at the back of her mind knows that what is happening to her is not right, this marriage is not how it should be, she cannot be anything else but his wife. She knows no one will want her, because James tells her so. But Ava finds a friend at work who is not letting her wallow, is not letting go, and Jacob helps Ava. And Ava has been dreaming about Jacob, which is what prompted this coffee shop meeting, and it all coming tumbling out of Ava. It is beautifully written, painful reading though. While not told in great detail, there is some reference to Ava's abuse, to what James did, what he made her do. I had to keep putting it down, it made me cry in many places. It's not very long, but because I had to keep putting it down, it took me all day to read the 67 pages here. But so beautifully written! Cutting extremely close to home on two fronts. Because someone close to me went through what Ava did, but her abuse was physical, as well as mental. I watched her cutting us off, one by one, those closest to her first, and then spreading out, just as his tentacles spread out. And there was nothing we could do to stop it. We tried, oh Lord we tried, but she was in love. We had to wait til she came to the same conclusion, and wait for her to act on her own. She did. It just took a bit of time. And because I know Ava, because I AM Paige. Finding out a wonderful day spent in amazing company last October was the inspiration for this book made me cry. Made me feel incredibly proud to be part of this book, made me feel incredibly proud of Ms Sheppard. I cannot express, not really, how much this book affected me. But you should know that... IT IS AMAZING! 5 full and shiny stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2017-01-06 03:31
Book Review for An Outlaw for Christmas: Back Down Devil MC Bad Boy Romance By London Casey


An Outlaw for Christmas: Back Down Devil MC Bad Boy Romance

By London Casey
5 stars
Reviewed by : Angels

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by : Amazon Digital Services & London Casey

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Motorcycle Club Romance ,Bad Boy Romance 
 
 

Blurb
 
I've finally patched in to Back Down Devil MC and I'm ready to drink, fight and enjoy any willing woman. Then they give me my first assignment: I'm going to be a babysitter?! Tia, a woman half the city is hunting, needs protection. Okay, fine. Except she turns out to be a smart-mouthed, curvy beauty who sets my soul on fire. And Prez makes it clear: if I so much as touch her, I'm out of the club. 
 


The tension is unbearable: every time I look at this woman, I'm imagining throwing her down on the bed. Then it gets worse: when her enemies close in, Tia and I are sent off to a remote cabin in the woods. Neither of us can resist. Her body is mine. And I know this is about more than just making her moan my name. I'm crazy for this woman.

 


They can take my cut, my ride, even my life...but I'm not giving her up.

 
 
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Our Review

Let me start off by saying this is a new author for me and I have to say that I picked a good one.I throughly enjoyed this Holiday story.I happened to come across this author in a Holiday promo and thought it would great to read a few Holiday stories that were different from the norm so I picked several MC authors to try out and I have a say that all the stories I read I loved so I picked up the rest of the stories in their series.


Wow! I was hooked from the very first pages and devoured the story until it was finished.There was so much going on right from the very beginning intrigue,sexual tension,aura of danger ,sharp whit and tons of humor .The main story was about Tia and Big D known as Diesel also.I have to say I loved both character's they were interesting funny,playful,protective of each other,sexually attracted to one another and a whole lot of hotness in the air.


I normally pick one character that turned out to be a favorite of mine in a story and mine turned out to be Big D.Although I loved Tia Big D went through a lot of healing in this story even though he might not have recognized what was happening with Tia being present in his life.I loved the fact that although Big D was a newly patched  he should have been enjoying the benefits of the club for those new members but, he did not get enjoy them making him so damn uptight and frustrated it was a funny site to see. Diesel's windfall of those benefits were deprived of him because of his new job of protecting Tia.It was funny to see him so sexually frustrated it made me laugh with his antics of refraining especially as Tia was off limits to him and all members to the club. I found Big D to take his job seriously even though he wanted Tia from the first moment he saw her.I also found Diesel to be protective funny had a sense of humor and big heart even though he doesn't let most people in or close.Diesel wrestled with a few demons of his own in this story and one of them was hating Christmas which Tia absolutely loved and it was her favorite time of year.I love the fact that although he hated Christmas he went out of his way to make Tia's Christmas something special even when they were on the run from killers.He opened his heart for Tia which totally made me fall in love with him as you saw it was extremely hard thing for him to do.


This was just a great story from the beginning to the end a page turner of intrigue.Tia and Big D 's sexual tension was off the charts.I had to laugh at his punishment stunt for Tia for making him rock hard constantly and frustrated.That was some punishment guys and girls ! (LOL)I loved Tia to she really had a vibrant personality and was protective loving, funny and real  backbone.Tia is the type of gal every hard ass biker needs Tia's the perfect fit.

 

I was glad to be part of Tia's and big journey as the couple were falling in loving , both healing in their own way from their past hurts  that they had in there life and cleaning house with their current ones.Big D grew the most throughout this story and also had the most to lose if he wanted to kept Tia in his life after all is said and done.Tia also had some really hard choices to make also if she was going to find a life with Diesel.I really loved these characters and connected with both of them from the very beginning which is important to me when reading a story to have a connection with them.The author also did a great job at bringing all the secrets to life which made the story even more intriguing as it went along.We loved it and are looking forward to reading the others in the MC series.We are giving this a 5 star read and putting it on our favorites shelf for new author's.

 








About the Author
London Casey aka Karolyn James
 
USA TODAY/NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Karolyn James has seen massive success since the launch of her series, Back Down Devil MC. In 2016, RUTHLESS HOLD & AN OUTLAW MONSTER both became top 100 ebooks in the entire Kindle store! 

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In October 2013, as part of a boxed set, All Access (Chasing Cross Book One)(A Brothers of Rock Novel) hit both the NY Times & USA Today bestsellers lists! And right now, All Access (Chasing Cross Book One) (A Brothers of Rock Novel) is FREE for Kindle!

Under the pen name London Casey, the MC romance series Back Down Devil MC has seen the top of the romantic suspense charts! 

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review 2017-01-03 00:30
Book Review for Los Perdidos MC Sons of Glory Motorcycle Club Romance By Daphene Loveling
 

 Los Perdidos MC
Sons of Glory Motorcycle Club Romance
By Daphene Loveling
 
3.5 stars
Reviewed by : Angels

Format : Kindle Edition


Published by : Amazon Digital Services & Daphne Loveling

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Motorcycle Club Romance ,Bad Boy Romance 
 
 

Blurb
 
Jenny:
I knew Smoke was bad news. It was written all over him like the tattoos that lined his muscular arms. From the moment the vice-president of the Los Perdidos MC approached me with that panty-melting stare, I should have run far, far away. But I’ve never been one to take the easy way out. 

No matter how wrong it was, no matter how much I fought it, I couldn’t stay away. My friends tried to warn me. They tell me he’s dangerous. They’re right. But with him, I feel more alive than I ever have. Men like this don’t come with a white picket fence. If I stay with him, I’m risking everything. It’s his world or mine. All out, or all in. Once I choose, I can never go back.


Los Perdidos MC  is a full-length, standalone romance novel with steamy hot sex, strong language, a HEA and absolutely NO CLIFFHANGER. 
 
Our Review

A new MC Romance author for Angels to read.I have to say this was an interesting story with like-able characters in it but,was just missing something for me.The two main characters Smoke and Flame (aka Jennifer) had a instant attraction toward one another from the moment they met.Smoke gave off the aura of a Bad Ass super sexy hot male alpha that said (Danger Beware).Jennifer was a hot sexy college student who felt she was missing something and went looking for someone to change all that.

Smoke comes from a family with a past where two parent's were from two different worlds that created friction in there marriage with his mom never really embracing the Motorcycle Club life.Smoke is at that crossroads in his own life which causes him a bit of turmoil on how to deal with his own current situation.Can he make this relationship work with Jennifer or call it quits before either party gets hurt?


I did feel for both characters.You do feel for Flame and what she is going through trying to decide if she can embrace this kind of life to be with Smoke or to walk away.There is really no in between for her so her decision is a very big one.From the very beginning you don't see a happy ever after for this couple.


I will say that that Flame really surprised me in this story.I did not think Jennifer had the guts to do the things she did in certain situations in this story and turn around and be cool with it.I will also say she surprised me on how she handled the ex girlfriend situation.I have to say that girl had some major backbone to stay with Smoke after this confrontation.If this had be me I would have said see yeah...


The relationship with Flame and Smoke was very intense.The sexual situations between these to where sexy, fun and loving.I think the reader new they to were falling in love before they did.


Enjoyable read and we are giving this story 3.5 stars.I wanted to really give it 4 stars but the story was lacking a bit .I felt that there was that intense element of danger missing from Smoke and his club activities and his own involvement in it.Another thing that bothered me was his interactions with Flame about what the club was involved in and how they make there living and his explanations.I realize this is a story of fiction but from all that I have read and learned about the club life and club business I could not see a conversation that he had with Flame being at all possible when mums the word when it comes to there old ladies or possible old ladies.I was waiting just for the story to wow me and it just did not.For me as a reader it is important to connect with the characters I read about and I wasn't able to connect with the characters in this story.That being said it was an enjoyable story of two people from two different worlds trying to meet each other half way to find a future together.

 
About the Author
 
 
Small town girl in the big city. Incurable romantic. Hopeless optimist in a realist's body. 

Owned by two cats. 

A sucker for a bad boy with a soft center.
 
 
 
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