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This was a very good story. I liked both Jeanie and True and their story had some unexpected twists that made things interesting and kept me engaged until the end.
Jeanie is a medical tech that got a job with the wrong company. This was after the New Species are out and everyone knows about them and she finds the lab she works in has NS as captives. Jeanie is a good woman and tries to help the NS people in the lab and also tries to get them freedom. While working on this, Jeanie meets True (who was 710 at the time) and fell for him, enduring some pain and torture herself in order to keep him alive.
When he was in the lab, True knew Jeanie as a tech but one that was kind and helped him and his people. True and his people didn't experience things like kindness so he grew to care for Jeanie. Unfortunately, the leader of the facility, while trying to gain True's agreement to something, made True believe that Jeanie worked with him and was just being kind to him in order to gain his trust for nefarious reasons. True shouldn't have believed him but since he's known humans to do just about anything to manipulate the NS, he can believe it. Soon after this the lab is raided and True and the other NS at the facility are rescued and freed.
When the story begins, Jeanie is at another lab with NS and is preparing for a raid that's coming to free the NS. She knows of a backup kill system to get rid of the NS in the lab in case of discovery and she's not willing to let all the NS get gassed. She ends up going further than she planned to save the NS captives and is shot by some of the guards of the lab. When the NSO team comes in they don't handle her carefully and considering she's bleeding out it's not a good thing. She thinks they should know she's the informant and get her help but they treat her like the enemy. It's only the well-times interference by a NS female that gets Jeanie the help that saves her life. True is now working with the NSO team that rescues NS they find captive and he recognizes Jeanie. The problem is although he has remaining softness towards her, he also believes her to be a liar. Once her wounds are tended to and she's recovered enough, Jeanie is interrogated. The main problem here is that the team doesn't believe her when she says she was the informant and certain facts don't match up. Jeanie is freaked, thinking that the agent she worked with will be able to explain everything but no one seems to know the agent she describes. Things are looking very bad for Jeanie and a panic attack leads to a sedative that turns her loopy and talkative. She spills some info and facts that convinces True that she is actually telling the truth about her being part of freeing the NS through some agent and that she saved his life (when he was still captive) at no little cost to herself. True decides he wont let her be sent to Fuller, the NS prison when all the bad guys that imprisoned or did other bad things to the NS people are kept.
True stirs some issues with deciding to keep Jeanie but Justice and the rest decide to allow it for the time being while more information is gathered. There is a bit of trouble as True takes Jeanie to his quarters as another NS male she helped in their facility also wants Jeanie. They have a bit of a dispute about it but when put to the choice, Jeanie chooses True. Jeanie fell for True when he was captive and now that he's out she's willing to take whatever she can get with him so their physical relationship explodes pretty quickly. While they are starting to explore things together, they also work with some of the other NS that love Jeanie for the caring she showed them while in the first facility. They start trying to figure out who the mysterious agent is that she was working with and trying to track him down. They have mixed luck and things aren't easy as humans manage to make an attempt on stealing Jeanie away from True right off Homeland property (the NS compound that's very secure). True is determined to keep Jeanie safe and get her to be his mate...the problem becomes that he's not real good at expressing his feelings and makes his case on why he should be her mate using the wrong encouragements. Jeanie loves True but isn't sure enough of his feelings to mate him, thinking he's only wanting to protect her out of duty. They get past this but there are worse things they have to worry about as they get closer to tracking down the bad guy. The ending has some drama and danger and a bit of "woman's gunna woop some serious butt" (which I loved!). And of course, it all culminates in to a very good HEA for Jeanie and True.
This was a very enjoyable story. I really liked Jeanie as a heroine and True was a good hero. They both were good about keeping an open mind and changing their actions when logic dictates instead of holding on to stupid stuff which I found to be a nice change from a lot of books I read now days. This was a really good addition to the series and I can't wait to see what comes next. I'd recommend this story. Thumbs up. :D
This was a pretty good story. I liked Sabrina and Rob and their story was well written and enjoyable. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough I'll probably read more of her work in the future. This story is part of a serial romance and I some how missed this and started reading before I realized it. While I was a bit frustrated knowing it would end in a cliffy, it wasn't actually too bad and I was alright with how it left off.
Sabrina is a grade school music teacher that lives in Detroit, MI. She's the daughter of a police man and a teacher and grew up in a loving but practical household. She has a beautiful voice but didn't follow her dreams of becoming a singer due to her practical upbringing.
Rob is the lead singer of a rock band named Trouble. The band is very popular and Rob is doing well. Rob grew up in Foster care and isn't in contact with his family. He's married but is separated from his wife.
Sabrina and her friend go to see Trouble in concert when they come to Detroit on tour. They get turned around and end up at the wrong door. Just when they're figuring they'll have to find another door, it slams open and bangs Sabrina in the head. Rob and another band mate come out and when the door falls closed again all 4 are locked out of the concert venue. Rob saves Sabrina from falling down a flight of stairs and fusses over her bump on the head (from the door) and Sabrina is just shocked to be meeting Rob. When they do finally get in the door, Rob gets Sabrina backstage passes and promises to see her after the show. Sabrina doesn't know why she's getting this attention from Rob and thinks maybe it's because he's worried about her suing him for hitting her with the door.
After the concert, Rob finds Sabrina and soon they take off together to hit a blues club. Rob works on convincing her that he likes her and wants to be with her and they decide to enjoy each other's company. They have a great night together and don;'t want it to end so they decide to spend the next day together since the tour isn't moving on until the day after. As Rob and Sabrina spend the time together, it becomes obvious that they have a lot in common and a lot of the same likes and dislikes. They talk about their pasts and truly start to get to know each other. There is sort of an insta-love situation because by the end they've both fallen for each other. There's some drama about how things will end because she can't go with him and he can't stay but it ends in a HFN with them planning to be together once the tour ends.
This was a pretty enjoyable story. I liked both Sabrina and Rob and wanted to see them together. The plot was pretty normal for this type of story but yet it's very well written and was more then just sex, you could see Rob and Sabrina connect as they talked and spent time together. My only frustration with the story was it ending in a cliffy (and that was my own fault for not realizing that before I started) but even the way it ended wasn't a bad cliffy so it wasn't as bad as I expected. I may read more of the serial in the future. I'd recommend it (if your ok with it being a serial with a mild cliffy ending). :D
This was a great story. I have loved Janvier and Ash's almost relationship for a while and have been rooting for them to get together so I was very happy to see that Singh decided to finally address them seriously.
This story takes place a few months after the battle in Archangel's Legion. The city is recovering and Elena and Raphael are doing good at leading their people. Ash was injured in the fighting and is mostly recovered and is trying to keep Janvier at arms length...something that she wasn't able to do as well as she'd have liked while she was injured. Ash gets sent on a job for the guild that starts out as nothing but ends up being the start in something bigger, something that could end up being a danger to the city. Janvier is working for the tower and ends up helping her with the investigation. This pushes Ash and Janvier closer and there's some drama as they both try to work past the issues that are keeping them apart. Ash is convinced that issues she has are too much to get past but Janvier is determined not to live without Ash in his life. Ash does have some valid reasons for her reluctance and I really liked how Singh was able to work things out.
I really loved getting to see how things are progressing for everyone and getting glimpses into their lives. It was fun to see Elena starting to settle in to her place as Raphael's consort. The action plot was interesting and kept me wondering how the pieces fit together. It was well balanced by the romance between Janvier and Ash and the brief explorations into the lives of the other main characters. I especially liked the additional exploration into Naasir and I'm kind of hoping the next book is his (although I'm open on that). This was a great addition to the series and I'd recommend it (and the series). 2 thumbs up! :D
This was a very good book. Graham Reece first shows up in the book “For You” from KA’s The Burg series. I really liked what I saw of Reese in that book and have been looking forward to his book. Zara and Reece are really good together and I enjoyed their story. :D
Zara grew up in an abusive home and now has nothing to do with her family. She has made her way on her own for years and things haven’t been easy for her. She met Reece around 8 years before the current time of the book, when he happened to be working in her town for a while before he moved on. She knew he was her “one” but also knew she couldn't keep him. For 5 years he’d visit and be there for her at some points when she needed help but he’d always leave again so she ends up being forced to break things off with him and tell him she’s moving on.
Reece is a good guy but he was screwed over early in life and it made him untrusting of women. Only 2 women have broken past his barriers at all, and that’s Zara and February (the heroine from “For You”). He cared for Feb and his involvement with her for a while earned him an attack by a stalker/serial killer that was killing off past lovers. Once he recovers from his attack he starts to examine his life. He realizes he wants to find a home and build a family, so he goes after the woman he’s always known he was a fool to walk away from, Zara.
Things didn't go well for Zara after she ended things with Reese. She got married to a nice man but she was settling and knew it. She thought she loved him enough but once they were married she found she was losing herself to try to work things out with him. She had to end the marriage (for which she carried a lot of guilt) and around the same time the recession hit and financial issues came up which forced her in to a cheap but not very safe apartment and a low paying job. Reece did show up right after his attack and her divorce but neither of them was in the right state of mind at the time and they just ended up fighting. Reece leaves and gives her some space for a while but shows up again when she needs him and convinces her to move in with him (but only as a roommate) while also offering her a higher paying job. Zara still has feelings for Reece and knows it’s not a good idea (for her emotional well being if nothing else) but agrees because she’s in dire straits.
Zara and Reece are just roommates at first. They get used to each other again and become friends again but there are also fights at times as they’re both attracted to each other but not together so there’s tension. Eventually, in halting steps, Reece and Zara get together as more than just roommates. It’s not easy and their communication skills aren't the best. I’ll admit there were times when Reece didn't handle some of Zara’s issues the best but he did eventually get very good at expressing his feelings and in very sweet and meaningful ways. Zara didn't always listen very well and made some misjudgments herself but she came around and learned to trust what Reece was showing and telling her and started bringing her own goodness to the relationship.
Soon after Reece and Zara finally come together as a couple, Reece shows his supportive side to Zara as issues with her family come to light. Reece is great about helping Zara with the heavy problems she has to deal with. He is very protective of her and does what he can to lighten her load…I have to admit to falling for him a bit myself. The family issues do get sorted out and the book ends with a satisfying HEA for Zara and Reece.
This was a very good book. I really liked Reece and Zara and was happy they got their HEA especially since it was years late. This was a good addition to the series (it reminded me of book #1, The Gamble). I’d recommend this book. Thumbs up. :D
I LOVED this book! I think this may tie Sweet Dreams for my fave in this series. Both have now made it to my all time favorite books list. Chace and Faye are both great on their own and put them together and I was hooked.
Chace first showed up in Lady Luck where he was part of a dirty police department. He was trapped in a marriage to a woman he hated and no one understood why. The reasons come out but not fully until this book. In Breathe we get to find out exactly why Chace felt he had to do what he did and how he ended up going to IA to help overturn the dirty cops. Chace's wife was killed in the last book and although Chace hated her he still is trying to find her killer in this book.
Because of what he went through and what happened with Misty (his late wife) he doesn't feel clean. He feels an attraction to Faye but doesn't feel he can ever deserve someone as sweet and clean as her after the muck he was swimming in for years. Trying to push her away, Chace has a couple bouts of relationship dumbassedness and hurts Faye but (as with most Alpha male type heroes) eventually he realizes he can't fight the attraction and goes after her.
Faye is awesome! She's shy and reads a lot but she's also sweet while still having a backbone when required. She's also a total geek (which I love because I'm a geek and I totally got what she was talking about)! There are many convos about things like Star Wars (I loved the "who shot first" convo!), Battlestar Galactica (Faye says Frak all the time), Joss Whedon (and a possible nomination for his sainthood) and his shows, as well as many other fun geeky subjects.
Faye started crushing on Chace when she first saw him at the age of 16 and it carried on to current time (even through the mess with him and Misty). She doesn't think he's attracted to her though (although she was told he is) and she's trying to find some way to get his attention when the book starts. Advice from a couple different friends goes badly at the beginning and she's convinced that he doesn't like her at all. Fortunately at this point, Chace screws his head on straight and decides to stop fighting things.
I really enjoyed seeing Chace and Faye start to date and them getting to know each other. It was cool and sweet and I was so happy for both of them. I was even happier when Chace finally spills his whole story for Faye so she can help him through it. Faye finds a homeless boy she wants to help and her and Chace end up working on that together. I loved that part of the story line and loved how it resolved at the end of the book. There was also more movement from the powerful people that the dirty police chief had been blackmailing. This causes some issues for Faye and Chace but (not to ruin any details) this plot line also had a satisfying conclusion in the end.
There were many, many funny parts in this book (loved Twyla and Krys giving Faye relationship advice and that's just one of the funny scenes) but there were also many touching parts in this book (I did use a few tissues). This was a wonderful book that I just loved and I can't wait for the next in the series to come out (it's a great series!). I'd highly recommend this book. 2 thumbs way up! :D
This was a great story! I really loved Ty and Lexie, they're such a great pair that I was rooting for them from pretty much the beginning.
Lexie is a great female lead. I think she ties Lauren (from Sweet Dreams) for my favorite KA leading lady so far. She's sweet, sassy and a total goof...a very fun leading lady. Her humor and sweetness are even more surprising when you find out the bad that's plagued her most of her life. One of the bad things in her life was an unfortunate and unwanted relationship to a bad guy named Shift. In an interest of staying on his good side Lexie agreed to do him a favor, which she believes is picking a guy up from prison and taking him where he wants to go. This is how she meets Ty and it ends up there's a little more to the arrangement than just a ride.
Ty is a cool leading man and I thought he was great. It didn't hurt that I've heard KA said she pictured Ty looking like Dwayne Johnson so I had that picture in my mind throughout the story. :D Ty's been through a lot in his life, the most recent of which was being falsely imprisoned for 5 years. At first he's very closed up and doesn't trust easily which is understandable. He arranges for some help once he gets out of prison and through this ends up meeting Lexie. He manages to get her to agree to an arrangement where she'll stay with him and help him with his plans.
Although they start out as business, pretty soon Ty and Lexie are starting to feel things for each other. Ty has the hardest time with this because of his trust issues but it's really cool to see Lexie pull him out of his shell and Ty start to open up and live again. Unfortunately Ty suffers from a couple of bouts of relationship dumbassedness and things aren't always smooth but KA did a great job growing their relationship and dealing with both of their demons from the past. Once they got on the same page I really loved the couple that Ty and Lexie became.
There is a secondary plot line with the work that's being done trying to clear Ty's name and issues with dirty cops that don't want to truth to come out. Very cool (if a bit traumatic) end to the story and it sets up for the next book so I'll be reading that right away. :D
Great story with a great couple. I love the whole series. I"ll be rereading this in the future. I"d recommend it. 2 thumbs up! :D
*** warning, this review might be a bit spoilerish****
I had mixed feelings about this story. It was well written and was alright but I had issues with the conflicts and the ways they were handled. Grady seemed iffy through most of the story and Mika was put in impossible situations that just made me feel bad for her. There is some insta-love going for those that don't like that sort of thing.
Mika lives in California and has a life but nothing is really holding her there. She has an uncle Omar that is a werewolf shifter and she goes back to her home town to visit him regularly. She's thought of moving back to be closer to him but he wants her to marry a human and thinks it's too dangerous for her to live there full time.
Grady is the first born of the pack Alpha in a wolf shifter pack. His mother was human and wasn't with his father when she started raising Grady. When he started showing signs of being a werewolf as a kid, Grady's mom found his dad and dropped Grady on his dad's doorstep. Unfortunately, Grady's dad's mate is a horrible woman who looked down on Grady because he was half human and wouldn't allow him to be taken in. Grady was raised by a number of families in the pack instead. Now he's known for staying away from humans except for the occasional one night stand.
Mika comes to town to visit for a couple weeks, She knows about shifters but her uncle doesn't bother to tell her that it's mating season (a time she's never visited before). This means that there are many strange werewolves in the area looking for sex and they're not all very picky about who they get it from. Humans are supposed to be off limits but not all the visitors follow the same rules. So Mika is in town and craving some chocolate so she goes for a stroll to the store and gets dragged in to an alley by 4 werewolves. She screams as they're trying to start a gang rape and before too long, Grady comes along and saves her. He then proceeds to come looking for some repayment (but they don't actually have sex). Mika is rather embarrassed by the whole thing (and was rather turned on by Grady) so she doesn't say anything to her aunt or uncle about the incident. Omar does finally realize that Mika needs guarded against the strange wolves in town and decides to draft one of the best enforcers in the pack, Grady.
So as her guard, Grady is staying with Mika 24/7 but pretty much treating her like crap and barely talking to her. She's pretty much locked in the house so she pushes to go out. They go to Grady's bar which is supposed to be safe ground but Mika almost gets abducted by a strange shifter right there in the bar and in order to save her from a horrible fate, Grady is forced to lay claim to her. Uncle Omar isn't happy about it but the way it happens means they have to have sex (during the rest of the mating season) or Grady will go crazy. Mika's Uncle basically gives her to Grady to have sex with for the next 2 weeks. Mika isn't all that happy about it at first but she was already attracted to Grady and figures she'll go along with it. Grady makes it very clear that he doesn't want a human mate so Mika knows she's headed for trouble when she realizes that she's fallen for Grady within the first couple days. Then she's pretty much plagued with life being horrible because Grady is constantly showing her that she's not what he wants and it hurts her. Grady is so clueless that he doesn't realize what the heck is going on or that his actions are hurtful. This pretty much continues until the end and then was have a whiplash turnaround and Grady and Mika get their HEA.
To be honest, the way the story went just didn't work for me, probably because I'm not in to the constant drama. The forced situations and frequent ups and downs (but mostly downs) wasn't really my thing so I had trouble getting fully in to the story. I liked Mika and wished for her to get her happiness but I was less than convinced that Grady would be the one to give it to her (at least until the last 5% of the book). I can see someone liking this story that was more in to the forced situations and big drama. I may try the next book in the series as I've heard it's better than this one and I do like the author. :D
This was a very good story. I liked both Zoey and Kaleb and their story was very interesting and I enjoyed it. I’m not sure why people term this as BDSM though because there’s anal, ménage and a bit of spanking but outside of that there’s nothing overly kinky and it's not what I'd term as BDSM. This is the first story I've read by this author and based on this I'm likely to read more of her work in the future.
Zoey is a nice young woman who takes care of her aging father. She had been married but her husband wasn't the best man (he cheated on her) and when they split she wasn't all that anxious to try again. Zoey’s mother died and her dad is getting on the senile side so she lives in the guest house to look after him. She also has a cleaning business with her BFF that’s going well and gaining business.
Kaleb is one of seven brothers that are very close. Kaleb and his brothers all still live on the family property (in their own places) and work together in a demolition business. They've recently decided to expand into construction and have decided to open a resort as their first endeavor. Kaleb and his brothers are known for being man-whores and being rather outrageous in their sexual behaviors, even to the point of sharing their women (although usually just short term).
Zoey and Kaleb have been best friends for years, ever since they were kids. They spend a lot of time together and regularly go out but only as friends. Kaleb and Zoey have both been attracted to each other since they were young but they've both pulled back from anything more wanting to keep their friendship intact. When the story begins, Kaleb is trying to get Zoey's dad to sell 100 acres of his land to Kaleb and his brothers to use for the resort. Zoey's dad is reluctant though and Kaleb is having problems convincing him to proceed with things and it’s been 6 months. Kaleb has discussed the property sale with Zoey before but hasn't asked her to intervene, not wanting to make her uncomfortable or make her feel like he’s trying to use her to get to her dad. It’s about this time that Kaleb’s attraction for Zoey seems to spike out of the tight control he’s always kept on it and now he’s having problems not pursuing her. Zoey has always been attracted to Kaleb and when Kaleb seems more interested than normal then she starts to wonder if maybe something can happen between them. After a bit of a stumbling start, Kaleb and Zoey decide to try starting something together. Kaleb actually is interested in something serious with Zoey but she (I think believing that Kaleb couldn't want anything more) thinks they’re just doing a “friends with benefits” relationship.
Zoey and Kaleb explore their new relationship but mostly keep things light as they start. Kaleb is still talking to Zoey’s dad about the land but she stays out of it for the most part. Things get more difficult though as the depth of the financial difficulties that Zoey's dad is in becomes apparent and a misunderstanding almost causes a split between them. They manage to recover from that and things go deeper for them, both of them developing more feelings for each other (although Zoey continues to be in denial). At first, Kaleb tries to hold back with Zoey, thinking she’s too sweet to indulge in his more dirty sexual proclivities. Zoey isn't ready to be so sedate though and pushes him to go further with her and he’s surprised when he loses control and she enjoys what happens. After that Zoey and Kaleb’s sexual exploits go further and get more adventuresome and both are happy with how things unfold. Things go better for them and they cruise that way for a while. Unfortunately, things get a bit rough again when multiple instances of drama come up to cause issues for them. They get past things well though and I liked the way things worked out in the end, both with the business deal and the relationship, as Zoey and Kaleb start their HEA.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked both Kaleb and Zoey very much and was rooting for them realize just how perfect they are for each other. Overall, this was a very enjoyable and sexy story and I'm looking forward to reading the books for the rest of the brothers. I’d recommend this book. :D
* note - I listened to the audio version of this book and the narrators did a very good job. There were 2 narrators, a female for the parts in Zoey's PoV and a male for the parts in Kaleb's PoV. I did feel it was slightly slow though and played it back at the 1.25% speed.
This was a very story. I liked Zane and Beth and their story was action packed and engaging, keeping me on the edge of my seat until the end. This was the first book I've read by this author and I liked it well enough I'm likely to try more of her work in the future.
Beth works for the engineering department for PAA (Pac Atlantic Airlines). She grew up with a single mother who worked herself to the bone until she died of cancer (fueling her initial distrust of men). Beth found a further reasons to distrust men when she found her fiancée sleeping with another woman. Now she won't trust any man further than a few dates and cuts anything off that might last longer out of fear. Beth is normally not psychic but she’s been having nightmares about a plane hijacking for the last 3 nights in a row.
Zane is a SEAL and a good man. He has psychic flashes that help him do his job and his teammates have learned to trust his instincts. Psychic ability is something that runs in Zane’s family and the men in his family have a destined mate. No other woman will do and the men in his family don’t have much interest in women until their “one” shows up. Zane and 2 of his teammates are in the Seattle airport waiting to fly to Hawaii for a wedding when Zane gets some flashes indicating there’s going to be a problem on the flight.
In Beth’s nightmares, she sees things from the beginning of the day, before the hijacking actually starts in her dream. When things start taking place that happened in the beginning of the dream, Beth realizes that her dream is going to come true that day. She tries to ignore this and goes to work but realizes she can't ignore her feeling that the hijacking will take place. She (as an employee) is able to fly for free so Beth gets herself put on the passenger list of the flight in question so she can go to the loading gate and check for the men she saw hijack the plane in her dream. She doesn't see the hijackers but she does see 3 military men that she saw killed in the dream, Zane and his 2 buddies. Zane realized as soon as Beth walked in that she was his “one” but he’s also gotten some flashes that make him realize that there will be issues on the plane so he doesn't feel he has time to talk to Beth right now and figures he'll have to track her down later. Beth however, knows that the men are military and hopes that if she can convince them of the coming hijacking that they can call someone “official” to handle the issue. When Beth approaches Zane, she surprised at how quickly he and his buddies believe her, even with her being able to tell them things she shouldn't know (from her dream).
Once they're all working together, Beth, Zane and his buddies are able to stop the plane taking off but unfortunately the head bad guy that’s organizing everything has people in high places under his thumb and the officials aren't able to capture all the bad guys. It soon becomes apparent that the conspiracy goes much further than they first expected and the bad guys that are still loose could be a danger to them. This means that they all have to stick together and try to figure out the real reason for the attempt at a hijacking. While all this is going on, Beth and Zane interact and Zane tries to gain her interest. Unfortunately, while Zane is drawn to Beth as his “one” she doesn't feel the same draw to him right away. Beth also has a lot of distrust of men and passion that burns fast and burns out quickly, leaving her with nothing afterwards. Zane’s boss lets out information about Zane’s families’ need to find their “one” (aka soulmate) and that freaks Beth all the hell out and just puts her more on the defense against anything with Zane. There is lots of action going on and while everything is going on Beth does start to realize that Zane is a good man and starts to feel something for him but she’s still has trouble trusting him. I got frustrated with Beth at times (I hate it when the MCs let fear make them stupid) and was thankful when she came to her senses. There are plenty of tough and dangerous times that they have to get through but they do without too many issues. Beth and Zane end the story together (beginning their HEA) but the action storyline isn't complete and ends in somewhat of a cliffhanger.
I enjoyed this story very much. I liked Zane a lot and I liked Beth very much as well. I had no complaints about Zane and the only complaints I had about Beth I've already made (her letting fear make her stupid). I will note that the story did seem heavier on the action side than the romance but both did play an important part in the story. Overall this was a very good story and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens in book #2. I'd recommend this book. :D
This was a pretty good story. I liked Lacey, Tyler and Mason and their story was interesting with a lot of sex.
Lacey is a nurse and a nice woman. She was living with her brother who was a police officer, as they were very close since their parents died years before. When Lacey finds out about her brother's death she doesn't take it well. She's been in love with his 2 BFFs, Mason and Tyler, since they were all kids but they've never responded to any of her attempts to be with them.
Mason and Tyler grew up together and have always been close. They also have had a tendency to share women ever since they first started noticing women. They've been attracted to Lacey since she was way too young for that type of attention but stayed away from her when she got older. Partially this was because her brother warned them off and partially because Mason had to convince himself it was alright. Mason and Tyler developed a m/m relationship over the years but have kept it strictly under wraps because Mason's afraid of the backlash their relationship might unleash.
The story begins with Lacey finding out about her brother dying and going through the funeral. She's kind of out of it and feeling very alone even with Mason and tyler there for her. After the funeral she needs some comfort and tried to get the men to be with her. They don't want to because they're sure she'll regret it later and then they'd lose her friendship as well. Lacey on the other hand, wants them both badly and is so steeped in loss that she can't stand for Tyler and Mason to leave her. Things get a bit messed up because Mason is convinced that Lacey can't deal with him and Tyler being in a m/m thing together and also they tend to like BDSM play and they think it's too rough for Lacey. He doesn't believe they can make a true threesome relationship work and so is determined not even to try. This causes some drama for the three and Lacey is put through more emotional pain by all the crap before things get worked out. Eventually, Tyler and Lacey get Mason onboard but there's some definite drama before the three are solidly together.
While Lacey, Tyler and Mason are trying to work out their relationship some unusual things happen that make them think that something about Lacey's brother's death wasn't as they thought it should be. There seems to be a possibility of something more going on and they need to find out what it is. Especially when whoever is causing the issues seems to be out to hurt Lacey. The men investigate and they have sex. A bit more investigating and more sex, and more sex, and more sex... To be honest, I liked the sex scenes, they were hot, but there were times when the story got so much into the sex that I forgot what the heck was happening in the action plot by the time we got back to it. But, during the many sex scenes we also get to see some growth in the threesome's relationship and enjoy them getting closer and working out some of their personal issues. I actually thought that the action plot was very good but just was overshadowed at times by the romance (sex) plot. There's some drama and unexpected danger to be dealt with before the end but the threesome manage to get through things alright and come together to start on their HEA.
This was a very enjoyable story. Lacey, Mason and Tyler were all likable characters. I got a bit frustrated with Mason's issues but I guess they were needed for the story and I'm glad they weren't drug out through the whole story. I thought the action plot was well done but overshadowed by the romance plot at some points. Overall, I thought the story was pretty good and I'll probably read more in the series down the road. I'd recommend this story. :D
This was a good story. I liked London and Reese (his name of Picnic wasn't used much) and their story was good and interesting enough to keep me engaged.
London is a woman that's seen a lot in her life. She has her own cleaning business and works hard for what she has. She also is raising her cousin's daughter, Jessica, and trying to give her a good home life. Unfortunately, Jessica doesn't always make the best decisions and her actions cause a lot of extra stress for London. London loves her like her own though and does whatever she can for Jessica. London is dating a deputy that seems nice and solid, someone who she thinks she could have a future with.
Reese (aka Picnic) is the President of the Reapers MC and has been in that position for a long time. Reese had been married to Heather and he loved her more than anything, unfortunately she died years ago and Reese was left to raise their 2 daughters on his own. Reese turned in to a man-whore once his wife died and never intends to have another old lady, focusing himself on one night stands (usually with girls younger than his daughters, legal but barely) and nothing else.
London gets home after a long day cleaning and finds Jessica's BFF, Melony, at her house. Jessica went to a party at the Reapers MC clubhouse and Melony is worried about her. London is pretty worried herself when she hears this and knows she has to get Jessica away from there. London's cleaning company is contracted by the MC to clean their pawn shop and so she has the number for the VP. She contacts him and asks for help and he sends her to the clubhouse to get help from Reese. When she gets there Reese wasn't expecting her and it's his birthday. He's in the middle of getting him birthday gift from a club whore (oral) when London walks in. She wants to leave but is constrained by her need to help Jessica. She's also constrained by the fact that Reese turns rather scary and demands she not leave. After London suffers through a partial BJ, Reese sends the club whore away but then London fears he means to use her as a replacement. They've encountered each other before and Reese had always made London uncomfortable (mostly do to an attraction to him) so she avoided him as much as possible. Reese felt an attraction to London, too much of an attraction, so he set about ignoring her ...for the most part. When she shows up asking for his help he pretty much acts like a big pig but he does help her get Jessica (not that Jessica is happy about being "saved").
Instead of being forced into sex, London arranges with Reese to come clean his house. He makes some come-ons to her and isn't happy when he finds out about her boyfriend and unfortunately that translates in to Reese acting like even more of a dick towards London and also making sure she finds him with different women at his house (in the middle of the obvious) a few times when she comes to clean. To be honest, I wasn't too hot on Reese at first because I just wasn't seeing how anyone would want to be with him with the way he was acting. And London was thinking how she feared Reese but yet was attracted to him (a reoccurring theme throughout the story) so I had some trouble seeing them come together. As time progressed though, Reese does have a few good moments and they eventually come together. Reese shocks the MC by "dating" London but still insists he'll never take a new old lady. London is nice and not afraid to pitch in so the old ladies of the club like her and accept her even if it's not official. Unfortunately, some trouble comes (you see it coming from the beginning) and things go really wrong. London is forced to do some things she doesn't want to because of threats and it causes major issues. Too difficult to go in to without spoilers so lets just say that there's some major drama and much danger that London, Jessica, Reese and the MC had to get through. Considering everything that happened, I wasn't sure how things would work out but things did in a way that left things open for London and Reese to start their HEA together.
This was an enjoyable story. I liked London and was rooting for her happiness. She didn't always make the best decisions but she was a good woman. Reese...well he started out acting like a real pig. He improved with time and was alright the end of the story, although I was still left sort of so-so about him. Overall the story was good and I liked the characters for the most part but there was something a little off for me that kept me from rating it higher (maybe having to do with Reese's actions in the beginning of the story...I'm not much on alpha-holes). Still, it was a good addition to the series. :)
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