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I really tried but the story just fell flat for me. Jasmine has always been in love with both Seth & Zane. She leaves for Paris because she felt she had no other choice. She wanted both brothers and could not pick one over the other. While in Paris her friend tells her that there is a way to have both brothers. She could have a ménage. So, Jasmine is determined to come back home a year later and have both brothers. She does things to tempt both men. The brothers obviously are in love with her. Zane is more open to sharing her with his brother but Seth is not. Jasmine just annoyed the hell out of me for some reason. There were hot moments between the characters but no substance. Maybe, its just me but I felt this book had more potential.
Told from alternating points of view, Logan and Emily's, this book had an interesting plot. Logan and Emily are each dealing with their own personal struggles, and even though a little over the top at times, as far as the story line goes, it’s not too over the top with angst or overly dramatic. This book captured my attention right away. The characters were endearing, the story was fast paced, interesting and refreshing. Lets just say a few pages in and I was hooked. By the time I hit the ending, I was disappointed it was over so quickly! In fact, this book ends abruptly but leaves you knowing there is more to Emily and Logan’s story. Emily goes by Kit. She spends her days playing guitar by the subway of NYC. She is a long way from home. She comes from a whole different world than the one she is living in now. She is homeless- but it’s a choice she made. She's hiding a secret that she can't trust anyone with. Next you meet Logan who lives with his four brothers. He is a tattoo artist. He is a bit of a man slut. And he is also deaf. He too has his own secrets. One day Emily arrives at a tattoo parlor requesting a tattoo of one her designs. Logan is the tattoo artist for this project. The sparks fly between them especially when Emily ends up punching him in the nose and breaking it. From that point, Emily and Logan start to form a connection early on and the chemistry between them is quite believable, but what I really loved is the relationship she forms with all his brothers and that the brothers have with each other. I family dynamic in this book was great. Even though Logan had no parents to speak of, his brothers were a tight unit. I especially had a soft spot for Matt. Although short, this book was still packed with plenty of steam and enough awwwww moments. Still worth the purchase even though the book was very short.
First, I just want to warn you that this story is absolutely NOT for the faint hearted. Unbeautifully is the heart wrenching, frustrating, intense and ultimately beautiful story of Danny & Ripper. Aside from Danny and Ripper's story, we also get a background story with scenes from Eva and Deuce's POV. After what happened with Frankie, the guy who singlehandedly ruined a dozen people's lives, both of them are still struggling to go back to the way things were before Frankie. I loved the fact that Eva & Deuce still had a big part in this story and that they eventually get the HEA they both deserve so much. This book continues after Undeniable, and going back to where Danny and Ripper’s story starts. As an eighteen year old girl, Danny feels lonely and miserable after everything that happened with her family. Her mother left her at an early age and her father Deuce, although he loves her and would do anything to protect his children, isn't exactly a role model kind of dad which pretty much left her and her brother Cage to grow up by themselves. All these events have made her into a strong, mature young woman, but at the same time she's also struggling to find out what to do with her life. On her prom night, Ripper was sent to pick her up from the dance, but on their way home, they make a stop at a lake, because Danny doesn't want to go home yet and one thing leads to another...
Ripper is a man with a broken past. After crazy Frankie got his hands on him, he's ruined on the outside. He has so many scars on the outside, and it feels like his ruined on the outside too. Other than the Club, his life doesn't seem to have much meaning. Danny finally makes him see that although he's all scarred up on the outside; those scars don't make him any less beautiful. She makes him feel alive and determined to truly start living again after feeling miserable and rather wishing he were dead for a very long time. He realizes he loved Danny, but their love is unconventional. They're not "supposed to" be together. Ripper is fourteen years older than Danny and a member of her father's motorcycle club and both of them know Deuce will never allow them to be together... They have to sneak around and when things start to get out of hand, their affair becomes messy. The story basically spirals out of control from that point on...
This is a story of love and life in a world of violence, sex, and death with its own rules. These are characters that you know you should hate, but just can't help but love. These aggressive, trigger-happy, rebellious, can't-keep-their-dick-in-their-pants, foul mouthed, badass bikers, who work their way straight into your heart. Enjoy this unconventional and sizzling HOT love story which will hook you!
Despite the fact that this book mentally exhausted me like no other book ever has, I did find myself spellbound by Ava and Jesse's unique and dramatic love life and I was unable to stop listening to their over-the-top crazy story. Eventually, I really did end up liking the second part of this trilogy much more than the first one. This book was so intense and I was utterly lost and transfixed in their world. Jesse & Ava in the depths of despair at the end of This Man. Both of them are broken by what has happened and their relationship is seemingly in ruins. They’re both in pieces and wrecked and, Jesse especially, hell-bent on self-destruction. This was done so very well – their broken hearts and intense overwhelming sadness leap vividly to life right off the page and their despair is palpable. They’re just lost without each other. Anyways, Jesse's friends come to Ava for help and so ensues the beginnings of their reconciliation. Eventually, Jesse is back to his arrogant, alpha, dominant controlling glory with sleepy sex, sense fucks, reminder fucks and now even retribution fucks. The steam factor in this book is through the roof!! I honestly didn't think Jesse Ward could seem anymore crazy but in Beneath This Man, the guy introduced us to a whole new level of borderline DELUSIONAL! At one point, I became appalled with their relationship but soon came to the realization that its just who they are(crazy in love). Throughout the book, the couple has their ups and downs. Jesse still held a lot of secrets from Ava until the end. Jesse finally opens up towards the end of the book and explains where he was AND what he was doing during those days he disappeared in the first book This Man. When he revealed this, my heart broke for Ava because she was devastated. Beneath This Man is a beautiful, captivating, conflicting, tortuous romance that had me completely consumed by their story. This book provides a wild ride, a rollercoaster of emotions, a train wreck and a beautiful prelude of what's to come in the next chapter in their story.... This book was definitely better for me than the first. I don't know what the third installment will bring, but I can't wait to find out!
RL Mathewson gave us another wonderful adventure in the Neighbors from Hell series. Connor O'Neil and Rory James have been torturing each other since preschool. The teasing, pranks and antics did not end as they got older...oh no...both Connor and Rory just got more creative. Bigger and better! Twenty-five years later and their two rival construction companies are competing for the same job. As fate would have it, both companies land the job and they have to work together. I adored Rory & Conner, they were both sexy and hilarious. It was a never ending banter between this two who hated each other yet can't live without each other. I loved the chemistry, the humor, the silly escapades, the romantic side of Connor, Rory stubbornness, the smoking smexy times, and the addictive hot cocoa! And despite the craziness of the story, I did love that there was a touch of sweet heart warming backstory. Plus, I was so excited to find out that both Jason and Trevor (from the previous two books in this series) made appearances and they were still up to their food-grabbing antics. Just remember to not take this book seriously, just enjoy the ride!
I am looking forward to Audible releasing more books in Mathewson's A Neighbor from Hell series. These books are a must listen!!
A delightful, crazy romp with another food obsessed, bossy, obnoxious Bradford. This book had me laughing out loud at all Trevor’s crazy antics. Zoe needs someone to be her champion and Trevor is just the man for the job. She’s his tenant and neither have ever spoken, but he still manages to annoy the HELL out of her. The first time they have a face to face encounter he insults her, over food of course, and regrets what he says the minute it comes out of his mouth.So, he tries to right the wrong by helping her out and along the way, he falls in love with her. Soon an unexpected friendship blossoms. Then one night everything changes when Zoe goes to a bar to hunt for a man. A girl has needs too! She has been on a dry spell and is in need for sex. Trevor ends up at the same bar when he spots a drunken Zoe and makes her an offer she can't refuse. Friendship becomes lust and lust turns in to love. I enjoyed this book, but I preferred the first one. Trevor's disparaging thoughts, her low self-esteem and the friends with benefits storyline lessened my enjoyment a bit. Overall, this was another fun, hilarious and delicious "light" listen from Mathewson! I like this author ability to keep your attention with the characters clever sarcasm and hysterical banter She is good at making you laugh, gives some some good anticipation anxiety, makes you tingling with the heat she puts in her sex scenes, and I like that her epilogues gives glimpses years out about how wonderful life is with the characters.
This story was sweet, romantic, and fun! The characters were lovable & I enjoyed the playful interaction between them. The story line was simple, and although it wasn't action-packed, I did not want to put this book down. Jason Bradford loves women, just doesn't love them enough to start a relationship with him. After five years of getting the cold shoulder from his neighbor, he is delightfully surprised to find out she is a baseball fan, cooks sinfully delicious goodies, and a total blast to hang with. As a unique friendship develops, both Jason and Haley find themselves dating each other without actually dating one another, only time will tell if it will develop into something more. Jason and Haley are adorable, sweet and kept me laughing out loud throughout the entire book. Jason is absolutely delicious and his obsession for baked goods was freaken hilarious. Haley is your typical shy bookworm but she's got a lot of sass and fire underneath it all and it was really great to see her come out her own shell. The off the charts chemistry between these two was simply irresistible and steamy as hell. The characters are both wacky, and their behavior is off the charts unbelievable. This is a real feel good, pick me up type of book, that'll have you laughing in no time. Loved it!
Beautiful Beginning starts off with a very stressed out bride and a very focused groom. Chloe and Bennett are down to the wire with wedding preparations and Chloe is about ready to head off to Las Vegas. Bennett is more focused on keeping his bride sane but also on how to make their wedding night special. So he decides that weren't going to have sex until the wedding night. Which is 5 days away and Chloe, being who she is, decides she needs to fight Bennett on that and what ensues if a test of restraint for Bennett. There are a LOT of hilarious and epic scenes in this book. It literally kept me laughing and smiling while enjoying them tormenting each other before their big day. Like every other book in this series we get a hot, fun, full of romance story! You will be laughing, you will be fanning yourself and you will be enjoying every moment of it.
AGAINST THE ROPES is a hot, contemporary, adult romance with intriguing characters and steamy love scenes. It started out really strong and had me hooked, but towards the middle it feel apart for me when it became a bit unrealistic. Nevertheless, it is a fictional book so the author can make it as real as they want. We first meet Makayla (Mac) who is at a crossroads in her life. She doesn’t really know what direction her life is taking, especially in the career department. She’s behind in her student loan and she needs money stat. That’s the reason why we first find her at a seedy fight club selling tickets to an underground fight, though she does have a strong aversion to violence. This is where her life changes. This is where she meets the club’s owner, Torment. Max, aka Torment, is intrigued when he first meets Mac. She’s a bit of a whirlwind to be honest. He wants to find out more about her. When he finds out she was once a medical school student with an EMT background, it presents the perfect opportunity for him to see Mac. So he offers her a part time job as the club’s medic. Mac has a weak stomach for violence which stems from her tragic past. So, she would prefer not to take this job but she is desperate for the cash. It also doesn't hurt how completely sexy Torment is. There is a point when you experience a fifty shades vibe because Torment is much more than he seems. Will just leave it like that. The chemistry between them is HOT HOT HOT! I loved the witty banter between Max and Mckayla and how even when she was being a dork, he was always right there for her. Torment aka Max was just a hot, tattooed, MMA fighting, ALPHA BAD ASS & I loved EVERYTHING about him!!! I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast, steamy MMA-theA heap of MMA, a dash of BDSM and a WHOLE LOTTA HUNKA-HUNKA BURNING HOTTIES... I've died and gone to heaven!
Entertaining, full of angst and some yummy sexy times, Jet is a nice addition to the Marked Man Series. The story is told in first person dual POVs. I really liked the first book in this series, Rule and had high hopes that Jet would be just as good. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. It was good just not better than the first book in the series. The problem wasn't Jet, I adored him. In fact, I loved everything about Jet. He was sexy, charismatic, and delicious. On the outside he is this rockstar with all the known stereotypes, but on the inside he is genuine, sweet, and overall a great person. I loved him every bit as much as Rule... The problem was Ayden. It took me a little longer to connect with her character. In time, she won me over. The story picks up a year later after Jet so nicely turns down Ayden when she tries to pretty much offer herself to him. Ironically, they end up becoming roommates & friends! We find out there is more to Ayden. She was hiding from her past. Raised in a small town in Kentucky by a mother who had a revolving door of men coming in and out of their trailer, Ayden lived up to the trailer trash label that had been placed on their family. Most of what she did was to keep her brother out of more trouble than what he was already in. So when a high school chemistry teacher saw potential in Ayden, he helped her fill out applications and get her to Denver to college. Ayden did everything she could to make sure that she lived her new life to deserve the second chance that she got. She attends Denver University, determined to live a completely different life from the one she ran from in Kentucky. She knows she wants a stable career and safe relationship. Trying to convince herself that she’s different from the girl she was in Kentucky, hiding all of her secrets from her closest friends. Her plan never included to fall for the sexy, talented, panty-melting bad boy. Jet is the lead singer in a local metal band, runs his own studio, and is dealing with family issues. He too wasn’t expecting that one girl could change his entire view on love & relationships. Ayden and Jet have different goals for their life but cannot deny the attraction towards each other no matter how much they fight it. So, they decide to jump in to a friends with benefits type of relationship. And whoa baby is it hot! Jet would sing to her in bed while playing his guitar. **Swoon* * Jet was always forth coming about his family drama but Ayden still refuses to open up. Eventually feelings start to surface between them and run deeper than being just physical. These feelings scare Ayden and it doesn't help when her past starts to catch up with her. This causes her to make the decision to keep Jet safe. She does this by taking the cowards way out and breaks things off with him. Basically, we experience lots of up & down roller coaster moments. This book is really about the two of them learning love is worth the fight to be together rather than giving up & finding your future all alone. To be honest, I fell head over heels in love with Rule and Shaw's story, it was raw, there was passion, angst and it was even effed up a lot of the time, but I I really loved the ride. In this book, I just didn't feel the strong passion between Ayden and Jet. Plus, the sex scenes seemed way toned down from Rule, which may have contributed to the lack of passion I felt compared with the first book. On a positive note, I did enjoy listening to Jet and Ayden’s story. I was glad to see the same crew of characters playing significant roles in this book. I definitely will continue to recommend this series to other listeners.
Faithful is the third book in the Wanted series by Kelly Elliott.
I thought this was a romance not complete torture instead!! These epilogues are getting more evil with each book! The 4th book won't be available until Jan 2014. AGHH!! I'm dying to know what happens next. These books are told in multiple POV's so even though this was 'Heather and Josh's Story', everyone was involved every step of the way. Just beware if you're not following closely you can get a bit confused. I did feel parts of the book were kind of repetitive and filled with over the top cheesiness. Regardless, I still really like this series. Faithful is the story of Josh and Heather, but catches you up on old friends & introduces new ones. The story starts right up at the hospital. Where now instead of Linda, we have a new uber-bitch in town, Victoria. Victoria is a nurse who just happens to be an ex high school girlfriend of Josh. She was clingy & crazy back than so it's no surprise to see she is still the same way. With Josh having amnesia as result from his accident, Heather feels destroyed because Josh has no memory of her. Josh and Heather must find a way to reconnect after all they have been through. They must find a way back to the love they both know is there. We experience a lot of romantic sexy moments, dramatic moments, and of course plenty of “awww” moments. I really enjoyed Josh and Heather's story. We've been watching their relationship develop in the other books and we finally get to see them find their happy ending. I loved how Heather started to really stand up for herself more in the end. This story left me in shambles on the edge of my seat. Kelly Elliott writes such emotional books that you get sucked in and can't help but be captivated. So now the wait until January begins...can't wait for CHERISHED! but seriously, January 2014?!?!?
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