Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned. By her boyfriend she found in her bed...with someone else. By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete. By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low. When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still...a rebound has never looked so good.
I loved book 1 ‘Cuffed’, in this series, but hell if ‘Combust’ doesn’t leave Cuffed in the dust. A firm favourite and straight to number 1 in my sexiest heroes books, the cover is everything that Grady Malone is and more. I fell completely and utterly in love with firefighter Grady from the get-go, in fact I think I fell in love with him in ‘Cuffed’, what a fantastic family the Malones are. Apart from the whole ‘not wanting a serious relationship’ issue, he’s blooming perfect. Then along comes Dylan McCoy, fresh from a break up with her bad boy rock star boyfriend. I loved Dylan, I loved that she stuck up for herself, even when she was wavering in her decisions she came across as only human, not weak. The chemistry and honesty between Dylan and Grady was perfect, the story, even though predictable, was a wonderful feel good read with some emotional drama thrown in, I enjoyed it so much. The narration, need I say, was perfect. Two of my favourite narrators, they can do no wrong.
At the young age of 12, Kaydee Harrison wanted an adventure, to dream of far off places, and a pen pal seemed the perfect way to do that. She started writing to a girl in England only to have her address passed on to a boy named Duncan, and that moment changed her life. Ten years later, sharing thoughts and dreams through pen and paper has brought them closer than ever.
I received an audio review copy of this book via GoodReads from the author and I have to say the synopsis hooked me in. I loved the idea of pen pals from across the pond meeting and falling in love etc etc. The reality wasn’t quite as idealistic for me. I didn't really feel any passion between Kaydee or Duncan, I never felt invested in either of them as individuals either. Duncan came across as a completely pompous Brit and Kaydee didn't seem to have any backbone. Some of the references weren't correctly researched in my mind, examples being the implication that royalty attend Saturday night Theatre quite often, I go to the Theatre in London a LOT and not once have I seen royalty, it is not common practice. There was also a comment made by Duncan that he had set a cot up in his room to sleep on. I know that this is a common term in America, however a cot in the U.K. is used for babies to sleep in. It is not a word that a Brit would ever use. I know I'm being picky and I apologise, but these sort of things really niggle at me. The narrator worked well with the accents (again though I am not a fan of the whole plum in the mouth British accent, maybe that's a personal thing, I'm a Brit and I don't come across that accent often). The book as a whole didn't work for me I'm afraid.
You know that group of people in school that everyone fears? Popular. Beautiful. The in-crowd? That was my family. Kind of. We were above that group. We held court over everyone else. We were the best looking. We were the mysterious and elusive ones. Most of the girls wanted to (and did) date the guys, but they didn't want to be one of us. They couldn't be. They were our prey. We were the feared. But like every family, nothing is as it seems. That was my truth. Kellan was in his own league.
I loved this book. I forgot how much I loved paranormal. Tijan just reminded me with this standalone love story, because yes, it is a love story, amongst other things. Demons and messengers, good versus evil. The Bradons were a force to be reckoned with, siblings that backed each other up and protected one another. But all is not as it seems. Shay lives her life thinking she is something that she isn't, and believing that Kellan is her half sibling. He isn't, thankfully, because they are super hot together, and as soon as I realised they weren't related, I was rooting for them. Big time. Shay is part messenger and Kellan is part demon, yet they have a bond, they are soulmates and together they are strong. They need that strength to ward off all that is bad. Both demons and messengers are after their power, they must fight together to overcome evil. Along the way they meet some really interesting characters and as the plot thickens the threats increase. As I've come to expect from Tijan, this is beautifully written and I will soon be purchasing a hard copy to adorn my bookshelf. Highly recommend to all paranormal fans, and of course all Tijan fans.
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I'm NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance "Romance". I'm notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I'm a player on and off the ice. I'm the one women with no inhibitions want. Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don't know how to be any other way. I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does.
Book 5 in the Pucked series follows NHL bad boy Lance Romero who is known for his wild parties off the ice, and his fighting on the ice. Lance has so many issues, stemming from the death of his younger brother at a young age, to having to deal with a difficult mother who didn't treat him well. Add to that some serious issues with a really horrible ex, Tash, who for reasons unbeknownst to me (or even Lance for that matter) is a spiteful, mean, horrible person, who seems to want to ruin Lance and is not willing to let him go. When Lance meets Physiotherapist, Poppy, things start looking up for him, and he starts to believe that maybe he does deserve a little good in his life. My heart broke for Lance, who really didn't deserve the hand he was dealt. Luckily for him, Poppy was the perfect mix of kind, gentle and oh so understanding, not in a weak way either. We also get to see all the previous guys and their girls which I loved, it's always nice to see how they're all doing. Beautifully written in dual POV, I truly can't get enough of this series.
Smut sells. Michael Rourke learned this the hard way. Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong. No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the best sellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way. Until he met her.
Well. No words. Told in dual POV this book is refreshing, it's funny, it's sexy, it's beautifully written and I loved it. Following mystery writer Michael Rourke, as he gets outed by his agent as Christoph Strong, romance writer "sextrodinaire" as he meets blogger Monica at a book signing. With so many lies (hidden truths) and secrets, nothing is as it seems, the only sure thing is their chemistry. As someone who is active in the Facebook pimping and blogging community I could so relate to this storyline. I read and loved this book when it came out in 2014 and I was lucky enough to receive an audible copy of this book from the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast." I need to say that single narration in a dual POV is not something I have come across before, but Joel Froomkin nailed it. Nothing about the audio version that I can complain about. Loved it.
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Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she's not having a wild dream; she's living a frightening nightmare where she's been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people, and in short order she's installed very unwillingly on a white throne of horns as their queen.
A full five stars from me! I was enchanted from the first chapter, the story completely drew me in. The writing was perfect, I could envision the land, the tents, the warriors and the characters perfectly. I loved the sense of humour of both Lahn and Circe, I love that the are both proud and compassionate and I love the way they learn together. Such a perfectly matched couple. The story has intrigue, suspense, loyalty, love, friendship, betrayal, cruelty, heartache and a lot of sex. Suh Tunak is a savage land and as such there are some disturbing scenes, not a book for the faint hearted. That said I couldn't put this book down, it is my favourite Kirsten Ashley read by far. I loved it. The narration was amazing. Just perfect.
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant - hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark-haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead she throws a pie in his face.
Oh my! I've got to say I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did! It was a true romcom, Nicholas had me laughing out loud, he was the perfect mix of gentleman and bad bad bad boy, I couldn't get enough of him. Olivia was just adorable, with a tough edge that really made me want her to get her HEA. Told in dual POV, the writing was spot on with the right mix of sex, romance, angst and heartache, with supporting characters that made the storyline even more interesting. It's been a while since I've listened to a book in one sitting, well worth it though. I can't wait for Henry's story.
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Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he's called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team's coach - who has a long simmering grudge - and then by the Bruisers' sexy, icy publicist - his former girlfriend, Georgia Worthington. Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do - and saying hello again isn't much easier.
Yay. Already looking forward to book 2 I really enjoyed this first novel in Sarina Bowen's new series following the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers. Loved the story, loved the characters (Leo is just yummy), loved the dual POV and love all the supporting characters. Fantastic start to a series with so much potential following rookie hockey player Leo Trevi and his childhood sweetheart Georgia Worthington. A true second chance romance that is full of love, heartache and a little bit of angst. Really had me rooting for their HEA.
Nikki can't help herself: She loves to tease her brother, Zach, and his friends with her gorgeous naked body. She likes to pretend she thinks they aren't home and then walk around naked as she goes about her daily chores. Her body, curvy in all the right places, entices and excites the teenagers, but Nikki has no intention of letting them get close enough to touch. Tired of her teasing ways, Zach concocts a revenge scheme. Dad steps in and announces a punishment: Nikki must stay naked in the house!
I received a copy of this audio book from the author in exchange for an honest review and I'm sorry to say I am not a fan. I didn't like the narrator, and the story was not one that I would ever choose to read again, or recommend to any of my friends. I didn't see the point in it. It wasn't an enjoyable story and it didn't seem to go anywhere. Not my cup of tea. Sorry.
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Wrong has never been so right. Survival. It's all about the next dollar. It started out as a job, but has morphed into an addiction. Money flows and life is good. Women respond to my mere presence, begging for one more taste. I was the king, on top of the world. It was all a game and I expected nothing less than being crowned the champion. Then she waltzed into the club. And everything became dirty.
I received an audio copy of this book from the author via Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review. And, I've got to be honest. This book just didn't do it for me. So many 5 star reviews make me wonder if it's just the audio version, but even if that's the case I've got to say that the main character, Zane, would never appeal to me. I couldn't relate or even begin to feel sympathetic towards him and his plight which meant that I couldn't relate to Ava having any meaningful relationship with him. It just wasn't for me. It didn't work for me. I didn't like the characters and the story was a little bit too superficial for me. Apologies.
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