5 Star Review: Devil's Game (Reapers MC, #3) by Joanna Wylde

Thursday 27 February 2014 No comments
Devil's Game (Reapers MC, #3)Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who needs sleep when you have Liam/Hunter to keep you entertained!!!

Don't ask me if I prefer MC books over fighter books at the moment because I simply couldn't say but what I can say is that the Reapers MC series is totally amazing and Devil's Game is perfect.

This is Em's story and part of which was covered in the previous book. As Picnic's daughter, Em more than her sister Kit, struggles to live under the Reapers MC's Presidents constant watch and with him not only frightening off but even shooting her potential boyfriends Em realises that only radical action will help her to escape his ever-watchful gaze.

5 Star Review: Mitigation (Legal Affairs #1.4) by Sawyer Bennett

Sunday 23 February 2014 No comments
Mitigation (Legal Affairs, #1.4)Mitigation by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the fourth book in Sawyer Bennett's Legal Affairs series and the story of Matt and Mac is developing nicely.

After the cliffhanger at the end of Violation, Mac sees Matt in a new light and starts to wonder, or hope, that maybe a relationship with her boss will be possible after all.

Needless to say, the road to happiness is anything but smooth and as Mac finds out, Matt is not the person to rely on when it comes to wanting her dreams to come true.

I love the way Matt fights his emotions in this story as he tries to decide whether the fear of rejection outweighs the fear of losing Mac, possibly forever.

Once again, it's another two weeks to wait for the penultimate story in this intriguing series.

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4 Star Review: S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed (Secret #3) by L Marie Adeline

Monday 17 February 2014 No comments
S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed (Secret, #3)S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed by L. Marie Adeline
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Copy provided via Netgalley

Argh, I can't believe this is the final book in the Secret series! The concept has been really enjoyable as has reading about Cassie's exploits.

Now a confident woman Cassie thinks she has it all, the man, the job and a happy life but it all comes tumbling down when Will finds out about S.E.C.R.E.T.

S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed follows Cassie once again as she tries to come to terms without Will and but again the gorgeous Jesse makes a reappearance into her life (although in this book he was a bit of a moody jerk and irritated me somewhat, but hey, that's just me!).

The new S.E.C.R.E.T. nominee is Solange Faraday, a well-known personality who is confident and powerful but lonely having separated from her husband after the birth of their child. Needless to say, Solange's STEPS are *cough* rather HOT and STEAMY but is she truly over the man she loved and lost, her ex-husband Julius?

The enigmatic Pierre Castille also plays a part in this book but I found his parting gift a little unbelievable, especially after he had been such a moron in book 2.

For me personally, I felt like there was a little too much going on in this book, you had Cassie, Will, Claire, Solange, Julius, & Jesse all with a story to tell and trying to keep up with each of them made the story lack continuity at times. That said, I still enjoyed each of them immensely.

So what's next for L Marie Adeline? Surely this isn't the end of this writer's pseudonym. I hope not!

Review: Rock the Viper

Monday 10 February 2014 No comments
Rock the Viper Rock the Viper by Sammie J.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was one of those one-click “I really shouldn’t have but I’m really glad I did” treats.

Returning to earth after a total book hangover, I needed something which was an easy read and a return to sanity fix and Rock The Viper fitted the bill perfectly.

Yeah, I love my band-based books and yeah, I love my paranormal books so this for me was probably a no brainer but still, I really loved the concept of rock stars who are vampires.

Written from three different POVs, the story is told from the eyes of Peppa, an internet cafĂ© owner; Noah, Peppa’s roommate’s brother and owner of Devil Records; and *swoon* Juan, a drummer and vampire with the band Viper. The concept of three POVs for me worked well but at times the story was taking a few too many steps backwards before moving on, but that is literally my only criticism and possibly the reason I have given this book a 4/5* and not more.

In an attempt to refresh her relationship with her boyfriend, Peppa has one of those, oh no I really shouldn’t have done that moments, and as a result splits up with her boyfriend, and employee of Devil Records, Jacob. In order to help her to move on, Peppa’s friends take her out to where Viper are playing. Seeing Jacob across the bar, Peppa is keen to avoid another confrontation but instead finds herself talking to Noah and soon starts to see him in a new light. Having upset her a long time ago, Peppa has always disliked Noah but she starts to change her mind, that is until Juan strolls up and suddenly the three of them find themselves experiencing a WTF moment.
My body ignites for this man I don’t care anymore what this thing is between us, I’m ready to embrace it, to give myself over to these feelings.
The story progresses with Noah, Juan and Peppa coming to terms with their feelings for one-another but Jacob has other ideas though and is not keen to let Peppa go without a fight.

The rest of Viper are as equally dee-lish and you are drawn to Cruz and Saul as much as you are to Juan but Juan is the ultimate alpha male in this story and even the man-whore who is Noah finds himself out of his depth and experiencing feelings he has not felt before.
Don’t ever doubt what I feel for you is real, I may not be human, but I feel like one, my humanity still exists. Yes I need blood to live and my heart no longer beats, but I’m not a monster.
As the author says, this book has M/F/M & M/M loving which was an additional treat for those who like these books. The storyline was well written though and believable and natural, well apart from Juan being a vampire, and although I can sometimes be put off such books, this for me was extremely well written with the sexiness of the relationships not overpowering the storylines at all.
If this is what hell feels like then send me straight there.
This book did end on a forewarned cliffie though but the good news is the author has confirmed that the next book is in the pipeline, which is such a relief because I need so much more from Viper.

Finally, I loved that this book was written in British English, such a welcome change.

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5 Star Review: On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Sunday 9 February 2014 No comments
On the Rocks (Last Call, #1)On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a new series from the amazing Sawyer Bennett. Having loved her “Off” series and recommended it to everyone I know, I have been bouncing up and down with excitement waiting for this first instalment from her new Last Call series.

Sawyer writes adult/contemporary romance exceptionally well and she is adept at capturing your imagination right from the get-go. With so many books out there now it must be hard for an author to keep finding new ideas and storylines but Sawyer has managed it with this series.

The story surrounds life-long, family friends, Hunter Markham and Gabby Ward. Hunter is a surfer who has been travelling the world and competing at the highest level. Gabby is a general contractor who has taken over her father’s business. After a post-graduation kiss which went disastrously wrong, Gabby is left licking reeling from Hunter’s abrupt rejection of her.

4 Star Review: Violation (Legal Affairs #1.3) by Sawyer Bennett

Thursday 6 February 2014 No comments
Violation (Legal Affairs, #1.3)Violation by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I know I've been a bit critical over the first two books, and I still don't really like how short these stories are, but that said, this one is so much better and I finally feel that there is a story developing here.

I love the premise to these stories and Mac and Matt are really exciting characters but up to now there has not been much substance to their story. I suspect that this is mainly due to the length of these books and that if you were to read them altogether you would have a much better reading experience.

As before, I read Violation in about 45 mins and again, just as the story was getting good it ended. If I could contain myself, I would probably wait and read all the books together once they had all been published but I can't so I really only have myself to blame. I will definitely read them all again at the end though to see how the story flows reading them consecutively without a 2 week gap in between.

I love that Matt is starting to lose his edginess and that Mac is breaking down his walls. These two characters have a delicious relationship and I can't wait to read more.

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