Review – Protecting Her Heart – Chance Carter

It takes a special kind of fella to write romance and write it well. I am trying to really search and find some more male romance authors, I feel they have a more intimate knowledge of the male psyche…..

Chance Carter was one of the first male authors I have read and he had me hooked!  I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for Protecting Her Heart.

This is a classic Chance story! This is the story of Emma (Mimi) and Luke. They have a long history together as childhood friends.  This story is fast paced, quick read with a touch of angst and hella hot naughty scenes.  I like Chance’s stories, they are like a light, refreshing palate cleanser for the brain. When you have had a crappy day or when you had to drag though a book you thought would never end, Chance’s books are my go to for a quick pick me up!  Can’t wait to catch up with more of his stories!

You can see his website here:  Chance Carter’s Webpage

Review of Imperfect by April Wilson

April Wilson

 

Now that I have a bit of a lull in my ARC reading I wanted to jump into my TBR list and I knew I wanted to catch up with the characters in April Wilson’s McIntyre Security Bodyguard Series. This is the 5th book in the series and this story revolves around Jamie McIntyre and Molly.  I liked how the title reflects how both main characters have their own personal imperfections, even though these imperfections are physical, Jamie and Molly really internalize them.  April makes you really feel for the characters and I love the determination of Jamie to make Molly see to him she is perfect. I liked the danger aspect to the story, it really keeps you reading. Some stories I stop at the beginning of a chapter to deal with real life or to go to sleep.  With this story, I couldn’t put it down and my family lived with leftovers for dinner….they still love me though. I loved how April also included past characters into this story and was able to keep the timeline in check, no jumping around or confusing, it was perfect.

I can’t wait for the next books in this series to come out.

The Bachelor Contract – Rachel Van Dyken

This book is the third in The Bachelors of Arizona series….and just wow! Rachel never fails to let a reader down with her work!

I found and read my first book by Rachel, The Matchmakers Playbook, from a recommendation on one of the many, many readers groups I am in and I fell in love. Que the stalking after reading, all the usual haunts like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Also, fun fact, The Matchmakers Playbook is currently in movie production mode over at Passionflix, so many good movies on there! But I digress…on to the current book I read.

This second chance love story between Brant, who we briefly met in the previous books of the series, and Nikki was so moving, the past hurts and heartbreak you read and feel for these two was epic. The dialogue between the secondary characters was hysterical and laugh out loud funny! Especially the whole “Zen Program”. I am hoping for a spin-off for some of the characters we met in this book. Such a well written story, thank you for your words!

I love romantic comedies, in books, movies and life.  Rachel is becoming the perfect trifecta of my world!

To see more from this outstanding and really cool author, check out her webpage – Rachel Van Dyken Webpage

 

Behind the Bars by Brittainy Cherry – Review

Book One in the Music Street Series

– To every soul who has lost themselves. May your favorite lyrics lead you home.

Oh my soul…this book. I fell in love with Ms. Cherry’s work when I saw the cover of The Air He Breathes. That cover with Franggy Yanez, yummy! When I opened the book on my Kindle, I was sucked in and have been reading every word she has put out since!

Behind the Bars – this title means so much in this story, literally and figuratively. The dedication above just moved me.  You are introduced to two old souls in Elliott and Jasmine, young in age, but so emotionally mature.  You are going to need tissues when you read this, you will cry tears of joy, tears of pain and tears of love with this book.  The comedic interaction with Jason and Elliott made me laugh out loud (got a few “Mom’s crazy” looks from my kiddos and dear husband) while reading, but I just ignored them. You will feel the whole gamut of emotions with this book.  It’s so romantical! The friendship and love between Elliott and Jasmine is just phenomenal.  Yes, there is sexy times, but the build up to that point is so much more! I can’t say more without giving too much away, but if you never believe anything else I say or write, believe this…..

GET THIS BOOK, READ IT, LET IT FLOW OVER YOU LIKE SMOOTH JAZZ….. you will thank me later! I promise!

To see more of her work check out her web page – Brittainy Cherry’s Facebook Page

Add it to your Goodreads here – http://bit.ly/2vZ2rYx

This high note of a book releases December 7 – Add it to your reminders, calendar, whatever you have to so you don’t forget!!

 

Review of Darker – E.L. James

Hello all!

I just finished reading Darker (actually finished it the day it released….not gonna lie). Needed a couple of days to recover and settle into writing this.  When I first read FSOG, it brought me into the contemporary romance world, before that I stuck with historical romance.

This is the re-telling of Fifty Shades Darker from Christian Grey’s POV. As much as I loved the book from Anastasia’s point of view, this book retelling by Christian really stuck with me.  The inner dialogue that he has with himself is so raw and gritty. I loved it.  The inner turmoil he has with being good enough for Anastasia and the fear he has of telling her about his demons and what he feels drive him.  His interaction with Mrs. Robinson, I wished he had pushed her away sooner and harder, but if you read Fifty Shades Darker, you essentially know what happens. With this second book, we see Christian opening up more to Anastasia and he struggles with his feelings of abandonment and being deserving of love and loving in return.  Not gonna lie here, I liked these retellings from Christian’s point of view better than I liked the originals.  I cannot wait to see what Ms. James has in store with the final retelling of the final book in the FSOG trilogy.

You can purchase your copy here:

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A Little Too Late – Staci Hart

Staci Hart

I know I am a little late to the game reading this, my TBR list is a mile long, I swear…last count was over 400 books that I want to read in my spare time! HA! When I read A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart I knew I wanted to know more about Charlie.  I was so looking forward to reading Charlie’s story, and I was not disappointed! This story of Charlie and Hannah was gripping, it really grabbed me from the get go. The sweet, simplicity of Hanna, her inner strength was stellar. Charlie’s broken soul was moving and the way he becomes whole again, with Hannah’s help, was perfect, messy perfection! Thank you for your words Staci! Check out all her works – I have loved every one I have read – on her website – Staci Hart

Scarred – Willow Winters

Willow Winters

I was graciously given an ARC for an honest review and honest I shall be!

This book grabs you by the throat and makes you really, really slow down and read the pages.  I loved how you get thrown right into the action from the first chapter, no slow build up, no hearts and flowers (although there is that too!) and no backstory, which was terrific! Sometimes when I am reading, I get dragged down by backstory and I end up skimming pages to get to the good stuff:  the action, the romance! You will not do that with this book!  I went back and re-read pages to make sure I didn’t miss anything, and to me, that makes a book phenomenal! The angst between Kat and Evan is beautiful, sad and makes you want to reach into the pages, hug them and cheer them on! I reveled in the fierce nature of Kat and the determination of Evan, they really spoke to me! This is a book to read and savor! To find more from Willow Winters, here is her webpage – Willow’s Homepage. This book releases December 5, pre-order is avaliable here: Pre-Order Link