Friday, 29 January 2016

Owned by the Badman (Russian Bratva #1) by Hayley Faiman

Title: Owned By The Badman
Series: Russian Bratva #1
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: Romance—Mystery & Suspense
Release: January 28, 2016
Haleigh knows nothing of love. Raised to be no more than the ballerina her mother could never be, she eats, sleeps, and breathes dance. Then, when she is blindsided by the news that her parents have arranged for her to be married, she does as she has always done—exactly as she is told. However, despite the fact that the man she is to call her husband is a complete stranger, Haleigh cannot help but hope that maybe, just maybe, she will finally get the chance to know love.
Maxim is not a good man. His strength is foreboding and his handsome features are merely a distraction for the dangerous person that lies beneath. When he collects a debt by way of a beautiful, ballerina bride, he relishes in the fact that he owns something so pure, so innocent—so undeniably his. Yet, Haleigh is better than he ever expected, and it is not long before his ownership begins to turn into something much, much more. 
But when the darkness of Maxim’s past comes back to haunt him, the illusion of love’s safety is shattered. Maxim’s demons seek to destroy everything he holds dear. Suddenly, being owned by the badman is worse than Haleigh imagined. In order to protect her, Maxim has to decide just how bad he can be, and if letting go is the best choice.
**Recommended for readers 18+ due to graphic sexual content, violence, language and sexual abuse - possible trigger.
***This is book 1 in a series and a series standalone***

I received a ARC in exchange for a honest review. 
3.5* read. 
I don't know really where to start with this review. I really struggled coming up with star rating as it was a mixed book for me some parts I enjoyed, others i didn't like at all. It was actually Haleigh i had more of a problem with as i couldn't connect with her and found her weak and annoying especially for the first half of the book. I did like Maxim though and his strong alpha side and how he was with Haleigh boosted the book for me. I did find myself wanting to keep reading and see where their story went to even though I felt myself shouting in places. 
A pact book full of angst drama and emotion. Like I say it has promise as a story but for me it wasn't completely their and lacked in places although i did enjoy some parts and would read this authors work again too. 

32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Play Me by Katie McCoy

Title: Play Me
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: January 27, 2016


Recipe For:

A Roll In The Hay Hot Crossed Buns Love


1 Chef (equal parts sexy and carefree)

1 Pianist (equal parts uptight and endearing)
1/8 inch of drywall between their apartments
2 opinions on everything

Combine all ingredients, mix vigorously, and be prepared for an explosion of heat.

Pianist Ella Thomas is training for the competition of her life. Finally in an apartment of her own, she can practice from dawn till dusk.

But she didn't bet on the sexy and frustrating neighbor keeping her up all night - even if he does cook like a maestro and kiss like it’s his job.

Jake Matson is living his dream as Head Chef at one of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco. He's easy going, flirtatious and not looking for love. He didn't expect to be completely distracted by the girl next door, whose buttoned-up appearance hides the seductive firecracker underneath.

What happens when opposites attract? As their tension fires up, can they create a new kind of music together or will everything boil over?


I received a ARC in exchange for a honest review. 
4.5* read. 
When I picked this book up I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I instantly fell in love with both Jake and Ella and how their relationship developed. From first meeting they had this insane chemistry that made me excited to see where their story went. Ella's a piano player whose taking part in a competition, and Jake's a newly appointed head chef. Both have their own stresses in life but they find something in the other that calms and makes them happy. I think Ella was the one who changed most throughout the book and as a reader it was lovely to see that. Together her and Jake were on fire and it made for some really hot scenes. I can't wait for more from this author. 

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Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.

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Lennox (Ride or Die #1) by Dallas Cole

Title: Lennox
Series: Ride or Die
Author: Dallas Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: January 27, 2016


"He's an outcast. A rebel--with blood on his hands. But maybe I can save us both..."

Lennox knows he's a dead man walking. He's done his time and paid for his crimes, but the crew never forgets.

Elena Drazic was raised with grease under her nails. She's no stranger to the ride or die mentality. So when Lennox arrives back in town after an accident that tore her crew apart, she knows nothing good can come from his freedom.

But she can't forget how he makes her feel. And when she's with him, she can't remember why she's supposed to stay away.

I received a ARC in exchange for a honest review. 
4* read. 
This was a new author for me so i was looking forward to reading it. I don't want to give to much away of the story but Elena has always had a crush on Lennox and when something happens and they are apart for a few years what will happen when he's back and she's dating someone else. 

Lennox and Elena were really complicated at times but you could always feel their chemistry and the struggles they both faced. There is some dark times in the book but it kept you gripped till the end and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. 

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Dallas Cole is a bad ass girl, married to a former marine, who’s pretty bad ass himself. Sassy with a dirty mind, she creates her own naughty work out gear with quotes from her favorite books. She enjoys spending time with her hot husband taking in car shows together, and finding the spiciest kim chi on the planet.

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An Act of Salvation (Acts Of Honor, #2) by K.C. Lynn

Title: An Act of Salvation (Acts of Honor Series #2)
Author: KC Lynn
Release Date: January 27 2016

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Sometimes two broken pieces make a whole.

He’s the one she’s always loved.

She’s the one he could never have.

A forbidden night of passion resulted in years of heartbreak when he walked away. Now she’s in danger and needs his help. 

Trust doesn’t come easy for FBI Agent Nick Stone, especially when it comes to love, but he’ll risk it all for Katelyn Slade. 

Including his heart. 

Bullets fly, betrayals are exposed, and the flames from their past ignite.

His protection might be what saves her but in the end she will be his salvation.

This is Book two in the Acts Of Honor series, the spin-off series to Men Of Honor. It’s Nick and Katelyn’s story and is told in dual POV, has an HEA with no cliffhanger and it can be read as a standalone. However, I highly recommend that you read the Men Of Honor series prior, as characters play recurring roles in both series.


He begins moving inside of me with slow, exquisite strokes, his eyes never leaving mine. He looks at me in a way I’ve longed to have someone look at me my whole life. Like I matter, like I’m important…like I am more. When it’s time for him to go back this is what I’ll remember. This is what I’ll keep close to me on the nights I ache for him, to remember that someone looked at me like this once. Even if I don’t get it for a lifetime, it’s better than not getting it at all.

Just like the man himself.

Reaching up, I cup his strong, stubbly jaw. He encircles my wrist and kisses the inside of it, right over my tattoo.

No words needed.

As more tears begin to fall he leans down and catches them with his lips. “Feel me, Kate. Feel nothing but me.”

“I do. You’re all I feel.”

“Just us,” he whispers.

“Just us.”


I received a ARC in exchange for a honest review. 
5* read. 
Katelyn and Nick were a unusual but strong couple. Nick was best friends with Katelyn brother growing up and one night Katelyn and Nick end up crossing a boundary and Nick ends up leaving and breaking her heart. Years later Katelyn needs help and turns to Nick as hes the only one she trusts. After all these years will they have another chance at romance or is their past and present to much to get past? You'll have to read it to find out. I immediately felt a connection with the characters and fell in love with their story and journey they go on. 
An addictive read full of angst and drama and one great rollercoaster of a journey. 
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K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Just One Moment Series: Just One #4 (Standalone) by Stacey Lynn

Title: Just One Moment
Series: Just One #4 (Standalone)
Author: Stacey Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: January 26, 2016


Ex-military man, Lynx Anders has one surefire weapon that destroys all of his pain and suffering--SEX.

Lots of raw, unattached, uninhibited sex.
Sure, it doesn't cure him of all that he's seen--all that he's done in combat, but it helps--for the time being.

But when he has one night of unadulterated, mind-blowing passion with Sarah Linscum, Lynx realizes that one night is not enough--will never be enough.

Her upbeat and bubbly exterior broke through his tough-guy armor, and he wants more. Bound and determined to uncover why Sarah's eyes mirror his own in pain and despair, Lynx sets out to make them shine as bright as her.

As they both know, it takes just one moment to change everything.

Together, can they heal from the demons that chase them in their dreams and find a way to not only heal…but love?

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I received a ARC in exchange for a honest review. 
4.5* read. 
Sarah and Lynx start as a one night thing both having their own rules of never sleeping in the same bed and no repeats. They decide to change the rules though and come up with a friends with benefits type of arrangement. They both have stuff in their pasts that's affecting them in the present, both having nightmares and not letting anyone in because of it. I loved their journey and seeing how they developed not only together but seperatly in themselves too. It was an emotional read at times and my heart broke for what they've both went through and the author wrote this in such a beautiful way that as a reader I was also able to connect with them. I can't wait for this author's next book. 

Author Bio

Stacey Lynn is the #1 Erotic Bestseller of Don't Lie To Me. She lives in the midwest with her husband and four young children. She can usually be found lost inside her own head, trying to bring her characters to life. When she's engaged in the real world, she's spending time with her family, drinking large amounts of coffee, and eating Skittles by the handful.

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