Thursday, December 18, 2014

Captured by Jasinda Wilder

CapturedCaptured by Jasinda Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS STARS!!!!

I love Jasinda and Jack!!!!!! I want to slap myself in the face for waiting FOREVER to read Captured

I will be honest. I was scared. Yes, I was scared that I was going to be disappointed and cry my eyes out. Well I cried, but not what you think.

I credit bloody emotional cried because it was just so good!!!!

Captured is part of Wounded (although not linked). You do not need to read Wounded to read Captured, but there are characters from Wounded (kind of like a mini cameo) that pop in. This is also my second novel by Jack and I loved Missionary.

I was never really a fan of military books, but these reads are changing my mind!

The summary doesn’t really tell you what happens so if you want a little more, then read my version, if not, skip to my overall thoughts and opinions.

Summary

Reegan is a military wife. She married young and her husband is back on tour overseas. Derek is overseas with Reegan’s husband and both men are CAPTURED! Oh what is there to do?! Reegan is gasp pregnant and now she faces …. Being alone?

My Emotions

I loved Captured from start to finish. It was dark, gritty, emotional, raw and overall exactly what I needed and was looking for.

You will cry, you will be a bloody mess and it will melt your heart and soul… Promise!

I loved Reegan, she’s a strong independent woman raising a baby on her own. I know, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I love those mamas and babies. I 100% understood her character, her struggles and pain. You wanted to immerse yourself into her world.

You will fall in love with Derek. Like I said, I’m not a fan of military guys, but oh boy, it’s hard to not love Derek. He’s so alpha, strong, dominate and determined, but he’s also loyal, venerable and totally sweet! I loved seeing both sides of him. I loved the combat, hardcore Derek and the tortured, kind of crazy in the head Derek as well.

There’s a lot that goes on in Captured. It takes you to a full range of emotions, but what I love most about this book was the romance. The characters were fully developed and completely fit. The chemistry was off the charts and the steamy scenes will leave you blushing.

The book is also very face pace and there’s never any lagging moments. The book is only about the two main characters and I gobbled up the pages.

If you are a Jasinda fan, you have to read Captured. It’s the perfect ugly cry book.

I.LOVED.IT.

Captured by Jasinda WilderAmazon


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes, #1) by Beth Flynn

Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes, #1)Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Mind Blowing Stars

All the five star reviews are justified. I couldn’t put this book down! I was a Costco with my new born baby and was sneaking pages! I swear it was just crazy.

Props to Beth Flynn on her debut novel!

Ginney was kidnapped when she was fifteen. Twenty-five years later she is witnessing the man who kidnap her getting ready for execution on death row. This is her story.

Did I lose you?

I went into Nine Minutes not knowing anything. Honestly if I read the summary I would have just skipped it and moved on, but I promise you, it’s worth reading.

Nine Minutes is a nitty, gritty, ugly and very nasty book to read. It’s also very layered, endearing and complex

You will want to buddy read this book or have someone hold your hand.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the writing style. It’s very narrative and has a story-telling format. Instead of writing out the scenes, I felt like the Heroine was just re-telling her story, which she is, but I didn’t really want that. Also, the prologue is present tense and foreshadows the book, this is something I can’t stand, but after finishing the story, I understand why this was needed.

What I did love is how fast pace the book was. Ginny got kidnapped right away and each chapter was like bam bam bam excitement and new developments.

The story is simply about Ginny’s kidnaping and her relationship with her kidnapper, Grizzy. Grizzy is head of a MC. He’s not your typical Hero. He’s ruthless, he’s a killer and he has no remorse. The only thing that can bring him to his knees is Ginny. Ginny is not your typical Heroine. She’s isn’t a damsel in distress and she doesn’t cry. She kind of takes things in and does what she needs to survive.

You would think the whole book is Ginny’s struggle being with Grizzy but in reality it’s her struggle in being connected to the gang. She forms friendships with other people in the gang and it kind of shows her internal struggles.

What makes this book worked so well for almost everyone is the fact you never know what’s going to happen. You feel like you have a grasp on something and then the author just blows your mind. I loved it. I can’t wait for book two.




Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes, #1) by Beth FlynnAMAZON

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Masseuse (The Body Works Trilogy, #1) by Sierra Kincade

The Masseuse (The Body Works Trilogy, #1)The Masseuse by Sierra Kincade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Suspenseful Stars

Anna is a masseuse and she loves her job. She does private sessions for extra money. Before you think it, no the Hero isn’t a client, but when she shows up for the latest private session, she runs into Alec, her client’s right hand man.

Alec is mysterious, tall, and very sexy. Anna doesn’t know if she should stay away from Alec or run in to him more.

I like the idea and storyline of The Masseuse. There’s Anna, she’s a pretty typical Heroine and I like it. I like that she’s kind of poor, she works hard and she likes what she does. I also like she goes to people’s houses for private sessions because you just never know who you are going to get.

Anna shows up to her latest client’s appointment and she kind of walks in on him and another girl having sex. Anna freaks out and tries to hide, but she ends up trapping herself in an office. Alec runs into Anna and helps her out of the sticky situation.

Totally funny right?

I like Alec. I like that we don’t know much about him, other than he does odd jobs for his boss. I didn’t really think too much of what Alec does because I was more focused on the Anna and Alec storyline. I like the banter between Alec and Anna and I was fine with the insta-lust. It is an erotica novel.

The Masseuse does have some layers and there’s more to it than what you think. I was kind of surprised by this storyline, but I went with it.

Overall, it was a decent read with very steamy scenes. I do think it needed to be polished a bit. I kind of want the author to develop Anna and Alec a bit more in the next book. I felt like The Masseuse was kind of like the appetizer, a little taste of what’s to come, but I’m ready for the main course. Give me some meat!

An Arc was provided in exchange for an honest review

The Masseuse (The Body Works Trilogy, #1) by Sierra KincadeAMAZON

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not Until You by Roni Loren

Not Until You (Loving on the Edge #3.5)Not Until You by Roni Loren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


3 Oh My Stars

Even though Not Until You is labeled as #3.5 in the series, it’s a full length novel. I sometimes think that in-between books are novellas, but this is not the case.

Cela has her life mapped out. She’s in Dallas finishing up school and will soon move back home to take over her dad’s practice. She just graduated and she wants to live a little before she goes home.

Foster and Pike are Cela’s live next door to Cela and they never really interacted with Cela. Cela knows about Foster and Pike, she hears them in her apartment, especially late at night when both guys bring ladies home.

I liked Cela’s story line. She’s the good girl that wants to go bad, but doesn’t have the guts to do it because she’s been trying to be good her whole life. I like that she is older and she’s at a crossroads. When I read a character graduating from school, I always think of that as the time to finding oneself.

I find it hard to believe that Foster, Pike and Cela never really interacted, but I don’t really talk to people near my area, so okay.

Not Until You is a very steamy read. It’s mostly Cela and Foster’s relationship with each other, but Pike does make an appearance here and there.

Foster has a troubled past and he’s trying to make amends for it. He’s spent years trying to atone for it. He’s storyline is kind of sad and you feel for the guy. Foster is also a dominate and he loves being with submissive. Cela doesn’t know anything about that world.

Cela doesn’t act like the typical newbie submissive, but there are some parts where I kind of wanted Foster to take her a little future. I would say that this novel is for beginners, it’s light and steamy.

Cela is confused with the relationship because she does want to have something with Foster, but she also wants to go home and work with her Dad. I understand the obligations Cela has towards her family and you wonder what she is going to pick.

You can read Not Until you as a standalone and if you are a fan of steamy reads with a touch of D/s, then this is for you.

An Arc was provided in exchange for an honest review

Not Until You (Loving on the Edge #3.5) by Roni LorenAMAZON

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ripped (REAL, #5) by Katy Evans


Every woman wants me--except the one I sing for.
Seattle shakes with anticipation: they call it the concert of the year. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about my band being in town.
But when you love a girl, you don't leave her with nothing but a ring and a promise. Any man with half a brain should know.
So what did I expect my girl would do when she saw me again?
Well, for starters, she loathes our music. Particularly the song I wrote about her.
When I sing it, the stadium is in an uproar. Thousands of fans scream my name like I'm a god--but yeah, not her. Crystal clear: the girl's not happy to see me.
Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that's her -- Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she's out for my blood.
That's alright.
Let her come at me. Because I'm out for her heart and, this time, there's no way she can stop me.


4 Mackenna Stars
I love this series. I know there are a lot of negative reviews towards the Real series. I get it, many thought it ended and why do spin-offs? Well, I love additional characters. I love reading not only new characters, but different ones.
Now, it’s the sexy rocker and his name is Mackenna.
6 Years ago Pandora and Mackenna had a crazy relationship. They took each other’s virginity and swore to runaway together.
Of course that didn’t happen.
And it’s years later and Pandora is still angry. Mackenna is now a famous sexy rocker and his band is in town.
Pandora is going to the concert …. For revenge.
Pandora
I get Pandora’s anger.   Mackenna and Pandora had a plan. They would met up and go off to the sunset together, but Mackenna never shows up. I feel for Pandora. I would be angry too. He took her V card! So she wants to show up at the concert and she does, but when she leaves, she leaves signing a contract.  She now is going to star in a reality movie with Mackenna.
Crazy right? I really like the plot.
Mackenna
I will be honest, Mackenna isn’t my favorite Hero.  He plays for a band called Crack Bikini (I know I cringed a little too), he smokes e-cigarettes, wears make-up and wears wigs. I had to look past the superficial stuff to get into him.  Mackenna is very complex, his dad was into drugs and even though Mackenna is super rich and famous, he still feels like a shell.
Overall
I liked Pandora and Mackenna’s bickering. Both hate each other and the banter is very comical and adds juiciness to the storyline. Despite the hate, they both are very attracted to each other still, so you can imagine the steamy scenes.
I liked when Pandora and Mackenna get more into the past and we start to piece some of it together. You get a little bit of both sides.  A lot is revealed.  Both characters did frustrate me at some points, but it added some nice tension.
If you are a fan of the series, you will like this one.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
Series Order

REAL | 5 Stars | REVIEW 
MINE | 5 Stars | REVIEW 
REMY | 5 Stars | REVIEW 
ROGUE | 5 Stars | REVIEW 

PURCHASE



  


Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…





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