4 Star Review: Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey, #2) by Sawyer Bennett

Tuesday 30 September 2014 No comments
Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey, #2)Garrett by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars

Copy provided via NetGalley and the author in return for an honest review.

The next book in the Cold Fury series and one which will warm your heart despite being based on the ice. We were teased with Garrett Samuelson in Alex (book 1) and being a known man-whore his story probably attracted me more than Alex’s did.

5 Star Review: Entice (Eagle Elite, #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

Thursday 18 September 2014 No comments
Entice (Eagle Elite, #3)Entice by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've finally managed to find time to get back to the Eagle Elite series and wow, I am so glad that I did. This series is getting better and better.

I love any books about gangsters or the Mafia and this is series no exception. It has so many twists and turns and unfolding stories that I am left turning the pages of my ereader at warp speed just to get to them.

The group of Nixon, Trace, Mo, Tex, Mil and Chace are coming to terms with the loss of Phoenix and the return to life of Nixon. Trace is beyond angry with Nixon for breaking her heart and turning her towards Chase but time has moved on and so has the next stage of the families' plot towards ending the dangers they currently face.

One such danger comes from the self proclaimed Godfather himself, Vito Campisi, and after Mil reveals the horrors she experienced at the hands of her father and nearly at the hands of The Campo, the group decide it's time to bring down Vito before he can kill Mil.

After Mil marries Chace, the two soon realise that the connection they felt for each other at 14 is still strong but can they trust each other and accept the feelings they have for one another as genuine? Chace is a dream of a character and part of me wanted him to end up with Trace but Mil is a much better match for him and they compliment each other perfectly. Initially I thought this book was going to primarily focus on Chace and Mil and whilst it does have a focus on them it was nice to be able to enjoy all of he other characters again. From Trace's innocence and determination to protect her new family to Tex's humour albeit in the face of his own painful past, I love each and everyone of these characters.

I have to say though that it was Phoenix's letter to Mil towards end of the story that will stay with me though, I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat and now I miss him even more, despite his wrongdoings.

I can't wait to read Elicit and Enforce... I just need to find some time to enjoy them!!!

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5 Star Review: Elite (Eagle Elite, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Monday 15 September 2014 No comments
Elite (Eagle Elite, #1)Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A story of lies and deception, violence and death; welcome to Eagle Elite College and more importantly, The Elect.

Tracey Rooks' life is uncomplicated. Living on a farm with her Grandfather, she is protected by the simplicity of her lifestyle, that is until she wins a scholarship to Eagle Elite College.

Trace arrives at Eagle Elite and immediately questions whether she's made the right decision to leave the farm. Upon her arrival, she is met by The Elect's leader, Nixon, and hearing The Elect's rules, Trace knows her life won't be the same again. Despite his behaviour, Trace is drawn to Nixon and finding herself rooming with his sister, she finds it impossible to avoid him.

Nixon and his friends are domineering, intimidating and powerful and just the type of boys she knows she should avoid but together with Monroe, Nixon's sister, she is thrust into their lives and their lifestyle.

Nixon is charismatic and together his his friend Chase, Trace starts to enjoy their company but suffers for her alliance at the hands of one of Nixon's so called 'friends' and the rest of the student body.

This story is fast paced, full of twists and turns and it takes you on a completely unexpected journey. It's hard to review without spoiling the story but it is a truly magical and memorable book. It's a YA read and light on the sexual content but at the same time it's a beautiful story which pulls you in to the lives, emotions and heartbreak of Trace and Nixon. It includes elements of violence and some references to punishments and killings.

I can't wait for the next instalment to feed my new found Elect obsession.

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Review: Undone

Wednesday 10 September 2014 No comments
Undone Undone by R.E. Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a sweet story. Luke and Embry love each other deeply but will their love be enough to outweigh the risk of having a relationship together?

Embry has just started Law School with her best friend Morgan and has returned home for the first time since running away from her abusive ex-boyfriend.

Looking for an uncomplicated school life and one that will not involve a love interest, Embry sets out to focus all of her attentions on her studies that is until she runs into Luke Brody. Blindsided by his good looks and beautiful eyes, Embry knows that her resolve has been weakened but not knowing who this handsome man is, presumes that she will never see him again. A night out in a club soon answers Embry's question though as she see's Luke across the room. It's not long before Luke's heart calls out to Embry and together the pair start to realise that they can't hide their feelings from each other.

As their romance grows though so do Embry and Luke's problems and what starts off as an innocent relationship, albeit one which is destined to be life changing, it soon turns sour and becomes a complicated mess filled with hidden agendas, deceit and heartbreak.

This was a really enjoyable story. I was aware of the cliffie at the end and the good news is that the next book, Unbroken, is on it's way but after the way Undone ended I suspect Unbroken will be a painful and emotional read.

RE Hunter is a new author to me and I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance. I'm not normally a lover of sweet romances with emotional twists in the storyline but I really did enjoy this one. It was extremely well written and carefully edited and the story really flowed. My only teeny-tiny criticism is that it seemed a little long and drawn out at times but saying that, I wasn't tempted to skips paragraphs etc.

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5 Star Review: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

Saturday 6 September 2014 No comments
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7)Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's unusual for a series to go from strength to strength but the Kate Daniels' series is the exception to the rule. This book was simply stunning with a perfect blend of old favourites in the characters, new and wonderful creatures and an ongoing storyline which has grabbed me and not let go since book 1. Kate Daniels is the best heroine you'll ever read about!